LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments “I think she’s my toughest opponent so far. There are other stronger fighters in my division but I’ll also prepare hard for them.”Jomary Torres works with coach Rene Catalan. She faces hometown bet Priscilla Gaol on Saturday in ONE: Conquest of Heroes pic.twitter.com/RYoRzfenaC— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 20, 2018Torres has piqued everyone’s attention with an impressive 4-0 streak that includes wins over elite fighters like Rika Ishige and Nita Dea, but she still thinks and trains like an underdog.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college More confident Joshua Pacio faces Naito in ONE title rematch Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison PLAY LIST 01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison00:50Trending Articles02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban02:14Carpio 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil READ: Jomary Torres of the Philippines ready to make her debut Photo from ONE Championship.“I can’t sleep sometimes. I’m a bit nervous,” she admitted. “But I focused on training. A lot of people are counting me out, but I just keep telling myself that I can do this. I will show everyone what I’ve got.”Torres, coached by ONE veteran Rene Catalan, said she put extra work on her grappling and striking knowing she’s going to be facing an Indonesian wushu champion.“We really prepared hard so we can put on a good fight,” she said. “We focused on grappling and striking because I also have a lot of avoid from her especially she’s a wushu champion.”Torres and Gaol cap off the preliminary round of stacked ONE: Championship card where fellow Filipino fighter Joshua Pacio tries to take home the ONE Strawweight belt in the main event.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ JAKARTA—Facing her toughest opponent yet, Jomary Torres will just let her fight do the talking against hometown bet Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol in ONE: Conquest of Heroes fight night on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Odds are stacked against the Zamboanga native as she faces not just Gaol, but also the partisan home crowd at Jakarta Convention Center here.But if anything, being the underdog against just makes Torres more determined to get the victory in their atomweight clash.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 ChrissREAD: Jomary Torres aims to keep winning in ONE: Hero’s Dream“It’s my first time to fight someone who is from here. So really don’t want to lose. I’m more motivated to win,” the soft-spoken Torres said in Filipino during the open workout on Thursday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Dear Editor,Recognising the many negative attributes and the delicate electoral system that exists at GECOM, it is critical to ensure that the future electoral processes in Guyana are politically free, inclusive, clean, competitive and credible.President David Granger has defused the independence of GECOM by unilaterally appointing the Chairman of his choice, and as such would be destroying the quality and transparency of elections in Guyana since the watershed electoral reforms in 1992.It is important to incorporate technical criteria and establish mechanisms that guarantee independence and eliminate the perception of politicisation of the electoral process in Guyana. The hierarchy of GECOM is mandated to guarantee that Guyana continues on the consolidation of more transparent, equitable and inclusive electoral processes.The recruitment practices at GECOM are just the beginning of one of the many negative attributes that will emerge to destroy the quality and transparency of elections in future. As Guyanese, we have to stand up against injustice and ensure that democracy prevails.Sincerely,Zamal Hussain
Dear Editor,Respondents in the ongoing North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) opinion tracking poll being conducted in Guyana say they will not be surprised if the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday rules “against Bharrat Jagdeo running for a third term for President”.In fact, they are bracing for what they describe as an “anti-Jagdeo ruling,” because they feel “the CCJ is compromised”.Although the case is not about Jagdeo, but rather on any candidate running for President for more than two terms, it has come to take on the title of the “third term case” for Jagdeo. And the entire case has taken on an anti-Jagdeo tenor.The Guyana Parliament passed a bill amending the constitution (that was established by the then PNC government in 1980) inserting term limit of two five-year terms. Then President Jagdeo signed the bill into law; but a voter challenged the two- term law and the Guyana courts declared the law unconstitutional, saying the amendment can be done only by a referendum.The present PNC-led coalition Government appealed the ruling to the CCJ, the final court of appeal for Guyana. The entire appeal centres on preventing Jagdeo from running for President again, because the focus has been on him rather than on the merits of the arguments. The ruling comes on Tuesday.According to poll’s findings, a majority of the voters feel the CCJ verdict will not be fair and impartial, because of what they describe as “incestuous, compromised and contaminated relations” between some officials of the CCJ and some officials in the coalition. Politicians of the coalition have been talking about their close relations and racial affiliation with some of the judges of the CCJ. This has hurt the reputation of the CCJ. The CCJ has never had an Indian judge in its 12-year history, although Indians make up almost half of Guyana’s population.The poll finds the former President vastly popular, even among supporters of the present PNC-led coalition (that includes the AFC, which has been haemorrhaging). Voters say they would vote Jagdeo back in as President because the country was doing much better under his tenure.Jagdeo is the most popular political figure in the country, with no one coming even close. Voters say life was much better during his period of governance (1999 to 2011) than over the last three years of the coalition Government. They described Jagdeo as “boss on the economy”, and they feel he knows what to do to turn around a stagnant economy.Voters have been disappointed with the governance of the coalition, which was installed in office in May 2015. Polls find that if Jagdeo were the PPP Presidential nominee, he would win a majority against the coalition led by incumbent President David Granger. But Jagdeo has not indicated whether he would seek another term. Nevertheless, the two terms’ appeal to the CCJ is being viewed as an effort “to knock Jagdeo off” the Presidential ballot.Voters say the coalition Government feels if Jagdeo is kept off the ballot, the coalition would have a less difficult task to win re-election. Respondents further note that the coalition Government believes the PPP would be severely weakened without Jagdeo at the helm as Presidential candidate, and that the party would be divided over a nominee, as happened in 2011 and 2015, leading to its defeat.Jagdeo won comfortable majorities in 2001 and 2006. Indeed, the poll finds that PPP would face serious challenge to find a replacement in 2020 for the populist Bharrat Jagdeo. Elections are due in Guyana in two years, and the poll puts the PPP well ahead of the coalition.Last April, reports circulated in Guyana that the seven judges were divided on a ruling. It was reported that the President (Chief Justice) of the CCJ wants a unanimous ruling because of: 1. importance of the case, and 2. this is his last verdict, and he wants to leave on a high. There was intense lobbying to rule against Jagdeo.The legal issue is whether the people or Parliament is sovereign. The Guyana courts say the people are sovereign, and must have a say on how they are ruled. If the CCJ rules Parliament is sovereign, it would mean that the Parliament can pass any law, including taking away the right of the people to elect representatives, or to establish a dictatorship.Yours truly,Dr Vishnu Bisram
…1 injuredAn attempt to highjack a car on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) on Wednesday ended with one of the alleged thieves being shot by Police.Reports are Police ranks in C Division (East Coast Demerara) responded to a report of four men attempting to steal a motorcar which was parked at West Road, Sparendaam, ECD. As the Police arrived, the men attempted to escaped but were confronted a short distance away at Goedverwagting, ECD.According to the Police, the suspects discharged several rounds at the lawmen, who returned fire, wounding one of the men, whilst the others escaped.The 24-year-old injured suspect who resides in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, received medical attention and was discharged. His home was subsequently searched and three spent ammunition were found. According to the Police, the suspect was also wanted in connection with the theft of a motorcar in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara).An investigation has been launched as Police hunt for the other three suspects.
Osafa Grundall, also known as “Safo” appeared on Tuesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with a murder charge.The 39-year-old man of Lot 40 Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The charge stated that on April 25, 2019, at Norton Street, Lodge, while being in the company of others, he shot Marlon Rodney. However, Rodney succumbed to his injuries on April 30.According to the prosecution’s case, Rodney was walking along Norton Street in an eastern direction on the northern side of the road when he was confronted by Grundall, Fraser and another man called “Curl-up”, who exited a tinted white motor vehicle, and an argument ensued.
Photo: Project Manager for the Horn River Pipeline, Michael Moschopedis (right) works the barbeque at the open house on Wednesday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caTransCanada has opened its first community office in British Columbia, in downtown Fort St. John. To celebrate, the company held an open house and barbeque to get to know the community on Wednesday afternoon. – Advertisement -Project Manager for the Horn River Pipeline Michael Moschopedis says Fort St. John was chosen because of its location. [asset|aid=1692|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c82841bece8482cd93712226415f6de8-Moschopedis 1_1_Pub.mp3] The company is planning to build two pipelines. The Groundbirch pipeline will be located north of Dawson Creek, while the Horn River Mainline is proposed to be located north of Fort Nelson.Groundbirch consists of 77 kilometres of 36 inch diameter pipeline located in both Alberta and B.C. It will extend from the existing Alberta system, to the Groundbirch Receipt Meter Station. Advertisement Photo: (left to right) Project Manager for both proposed projects, Blaine Trout, Project Manager for the Horn River Pipeline Michael Moschopedis and Project Manager for the Groundbirch Project Sandeep Mann enjoy the sun at the community office official grand opening – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caPhoto: Brenda Walton (left) talks to Officer Administrator Helen Schierer in the new TransCanada community office in Fort St. John – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca Meanwhile, the Horn River project will consist of around 72 kilometres of pipeline. It will transport sweet, natural gas from the Horn River area to a tie in point on the existing Ekwan Pipeline.Moschopedis says TransCanada is an established company in North America, with an abundant of facilities in Alberta and the U.S. However, the company is relatively new to British Columbia. [asset|aid=1693|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c82841bece8482cd93712226415f6de8-Moschopedis 2_1_Pub.mp3] The new community office is located at Suite 1300, 10504-100th Avenue in Fort St. John.Advertisement
Russia’s Nurmagomedov, 30, defended his UFC lightweight crown with a submission victory over Ireland’s Conor McGregor two weeks ago in the top-selling UFC fight ever, improving his record to 27-0.American Mayweather, 41, came out of retirement last year to box McGregor and stopped him in the 10th round in Las Vegas to raise his career record to 50-0.Nurmagomedov told Mayweather adviser Leonard Ellerbe in an online video that “We have to fight” while Mayweather told TMZ earlier this week his team can “make it happen.”The Russian’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told ESPN his fighter would “respect the contract” with UFC but added, “we’re open if Floyd wants to box Khabib.”“You have a guy who is 50-0, a guy who is 27-0 — both have never tasted defeat. Khabib brings 2.5 billion Muslims around the world, some of the richest countries in the world, and they’re behind him. Floyd Mayweather is a megastar. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. If the two forces clash, that’s a real fight.”The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended Nurmagomedov temporarily for his post-fight actions after being McGregor, climbing out of the octagon and fighting members of the Irishman’s entourage. A disciplinary ban into next year is possible.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000UFC officials say they have not been approached by Floyd Mayweather about a possible boxing bout against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia, shown with his title belt © AFP / Vasily MAXIMOVLOS ANGELES, United States, Oct 19 – Floyd Mayweather has not contacted UFC about a boxing match with Khabib Nurmagomedov despite both sides hyping the prospect, UFC president Dana White told ESPN in a website posting Friday.“Don’t pay attention to it,” White said. “The Mayweather team has not approached us at all. Khabib is under contract with the UFC. We haven’t talked to anybody from the Mayweather team. Floyd is very good at getting his name back out there when he’s ready.”
Did the 2-1 defeat to Swansea end Arsenal’s hopes of winning the title? Gunners fans seem to think so. Three points dropped leaves Arsene Wenger’s men SIX points adrift of leaders Leicester, and it sets up for a big north London derby against Tottenham at the weekend. The French manager has been criticised for some of his decisions, such as substituting Joel Campbell as they were drawing at the Emirates on Wednesday, which gathered jeers by the home support. Leicester fans will have been delighted as Arsenal, Tottenham and Man City were all beaten. See some Arsenal fans’ reaction below: 1 Three points dropped leaves Arsene Wenger’s men SIX points adrift of leaders Leicester
Results from last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Torrent Brae 2/1; 2, Hy Frankel 2/1. Time: 19.12. Distance: 5.75 lengths.Race 2 Support Upcoming Sweeps, Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Leave It Be 6/4 fav; 2, Accordian Ed 7/2. Time: 19.36. Distance: 0.5 length. Race 3 The Try a Trio 350 (350 yards): 1, Pacific Moth 5/2; 2, Ballard Blue Ivy 6/4 fav. Time: 19.21. Distance: 3.5 lengths.Race 4 “Like” Us on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Tahina Oscar 5/2; 2, Fernhill Travis 5/4 fav. Time: 29.32. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 5 The Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Some Effort 1/1 fav; 2, Hather Peggy 4/1. Time: 29.60. Distance: a short head.Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 350 (350 yards): 1, Fridays Ringo 5/2; 2, Swanson Nancy 6/1. Time: 19.24. Distance: 0.5 length. Race 7 The Lifford €10 Sizzler 525 (525 yards): 1, Shanmoyle Legend 7/2; 2, Callyourselfadog 2/1 fav. Time: 29.22. Distance: 3.5 lengths.Race 8 The A McLean Bookmakers 525 (525 yards): 1, Aughduff Murt 3/1; 2, Fridays Brett 9/4 fav. Time: 29.15. Distance: 4.25 lengths.Race 9 The Ulimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): 1, Westminster Bric 5/4 fav; 2, Hather Lock 5/1. Time: 18.94. Distance: 8.75 lengths.Race 10 Roxy Roos Runners 30th Birthday 600 Stakes (600 yards): 1, Glebe Flyer 3/1; 2, Ulster Idea 7/4 fav. Time: 33.19. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 11 The Booking Office 600 (600 yards): 1, Bua Pakie 5/2; 2, Dardanella 4/6 fav. Time: 33.58. Distance: a short head. Race 12 The Getting Out 600 Bumper Stakes (600 yards): 1, Ballymoss Ace 2/1; 2, Triangle Tilly 9/4. Time: 33.41. Distance: 0.5 length.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: November 2nd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacingResults
Declan Bonner says that All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Paul Durcan could be in his Championship plans.Durcan has not played for Donegal since the 2015 All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Mayo, but the 35-year-old has returned to training in the last month.Durcan has returned to Ireland having been based in Qatar since 2015. The Donegal Town man played in a charity match in Downings at Christmas and his return to county training sparked the rumour mill into action.“We’ve been monitoring it over the last couple of weeks,” Bonner said.“Paul is back in training again and is based in Sligo now.“The panel has been open-ended so far this year and it will be for another couple of weeks.” Bonner has rotated Shaun Patton and Mark Anthony McGinley in the League games.Durcan has already played 51 Championship games for Donegal and adding to that tally doesn’t seem as far-fetched as it might have in the recent past.Bonner keeps an open mind on possible return for Paul Durcan was last modified: March 19th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Allianz LeagueDeclan BonnerdonegalDonegal TownMark Anthony McGinleyPaul DurcanShaun Patton