Weight, foe fail to fluster champ

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “His eyes were a reflection of his determination to clinch my crown,” said the reigning IBF junior bantamweight king. “But it’s not for the taking.”Ancajas and Gonzalez square off Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) here but the Mexican made his intent clear during the stare down that capped their press conference.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 folk“He got too close and it looked like he wanted to eat me,” said Ancajas in Filipino. “He’s trying to play mind games, but I didn’t bite. He’s just trying to psyche me out.“I have Filipino pride; we’ll know who’s the better man in the ring,” added Ancajas, who will make his fourth defense of the 115-pound crown at the 10,000-seater American Bank Center. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak ‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze PLAY LIST 02:02‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze00:42SEA Games: PH’s Biado, Chua hurdle foes in 9-ball doubles opener02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jerwin Ancajas weighs 115.8 pounds after Thursday morning’s workout.CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS— There was nothing that could rattle Jerwin Ancajas Thursday. Not an added pound less than 24 hours before the official weigh-in. Not an opponent who tried to employ mind games during a stare down.With the clock fast ticking down to fight night, Ancajas remained confident that Israel Gonzalez’s won’t knock the crown off his head.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew First, though, he has to make weight. Just under a pound overweight two days before Friday’s weigh-in, Ancajas was two over Thursday. But his camp wasn’t alarmed.“It’s normal for Jerwin,” said trainer Joven Jimenez. “He can shed two, four or even five pounds in one solid training session” because he perspires a lot.The Ancajas camp revealed a makeshift weapon just in case the pounds stubbornly hang on to Ancajas’ frame leading the weigh-in: An improvised sauna fashioned out of the thick hotel sheets and pillows.After Thursday’s training session, Ancajas was under the beddings to drip off some of his gained weight.Gonzalez said Wednesday that he and his trainer Adalberto Sanchez have thoroughly studied videos of Ancajas’ last few fights and hope to pounce on some flaws they noticed.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: La Salle targets three-peat Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

NCAA: San Beda holds off furious Lyceum rally, secures top spot

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rookie James Canlas put up 18 points and six rebounds for the Red Lions while Robert Bolick had a similar line of 18 points and five boards.Donald Tankoua patrolled San Beda’s paint with 15 points and 14 rebounds while Javee Mocon also had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.Mike Nzeusseu led the Pirates with 16 points and six rebounds while Marcelino added 14 points and nine boards.CJ Perez, who’s averaging 19.2 points a game, was limited to nine points for Lyceum. LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ildefonso hopes to see ball rotate more: ‘It will make a more dangerous team’ Things, however, eventually went San Beda’s way after Pretta turned the ball over with 16.3 seconds left and the Red Lions holding a 73-68 lead.San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez said the outside criticisms that they couldn’t beat Lyceum was what fueled them heading into their second round matchup with the Pirates who beat them 73-66 in the first half of the season.“We’re happy we got this win and at least we took the monkey off our backs because everybody kept saying that we couldn’t beat Lyceum,” said Fernandez. “It was really a good challenge for us.”Fernandez added that the win gave them more pressure to perform better and reach the finals.“This is added pressure because we really have to make it to the finals because we beat Lyceum, but I know my guys will step up.”ADVERTISEMENT Defending champion San Beda secured the top spot after a strong showing against Lyceum, 75-68, in its penultimate elimination game in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Red Lions, who has one more game in their schedule, secured a 16-1 record to lock up the no. 1 seed heading into the Final Four while the Pirates settled for a 15-3 record at the end of their elimination round campaign.San Beda’s win, though, didn’t come without adversity as the Pirates never gave up despite falling by as much as 20, 59-39, late in the third quarter.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 ChrissThe Pirates cut the deficit to eight, 69-61, with 2:43 left after Jaycee Marcelino converted on a layup off his steal.Marcelino and Mike Nzeusseu then exchanged baskets to cut the margin further, 71-66, with 1:05 left. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 View commentslast_img read more

The Education Ministry needs to intervene

first_imgDear Editor ,It is amazing to see what difference a single person can make in a school, especially when that person is in the leadership position.Case in point – at a particular Primary School along the East Bank , a competent and charismatic deputy head teacher and a dedicated staff worked towards completing various projects and activities during the early part of the just concluded Easter Term . Under the watchful eyes of the deputy head teacher , the staff planned, organized , raised funds and took control of the activities , cooperation and enthusiasm were at the highest. Every one was happy as pupils returned with trophies from the Regional and National Mash Competitions.The atmosphere of the school changed significantly as the head teacher resumed duty, replaced the teachers’ plans with plans of her own , which as usual led to confusion .The school internal Mash tramp was marred by undue delays , when the tramp eventually started after lunch , there was another delay as pupils stood in the sun and waited as the hired music set refused to play.Then to the surprise of many teachers, it was learnt that a sum of thirty eight thousand dollars ( $38,000.) was paid for the substandard music set that played for about 30-40 minutes, as compared to forty thousand dollars ($40,000) paid for music at the Children’s Costume parade held in Georgetown.Teachers were faced with more ignorance as they sought funds from the school to purchase materials for the Science Fair projects, they were boldly informed by the typist / treasurer that no cash is available and she will not be going to the bank, ( an auxiliary staff controlling the finances of the school in the presence of a graduate deputy head teacher ?)Teachers used their imitative and their personal money to get the project completed. They worked until late in the evening using phone and car lights ,as there are no working lights in the classroom . With no access to the school’s internet or computer system , teachers paid for internet access at a nearby café, they worked throughout the weekend ( including Phagwah Day) to complete the Science Project, they visited the host school at 20:30 hrs to secure and mark off a spot, hoping to get an early start the following day. Early start you say? For reasons unknown the finished project , props and teacher sat and waited until 10:30 hrs when permission was eventually given to leave, totally unacceptable!The term has come to an end and teachers were not reimbursed for :–taxi fares to collect test papers from the copy shop, the printing of Termly Schemes, money spent on the Science Fair project and money spent to clean a part of the school.Isolated case you say? No sir , this is the norm , be it Sports, Graduation or anything else. Imagining pulling off a Graduation Exercise and forgetting the child with the third highest score, or taking pupils to inter-school sports without lunch!Any teacher who was mentored by Ms. Dianne Peters (retired head teacher of North Ruimveldt Secondary) would understand my disgust at a leader who operates in this manner and then has the audacity to treat teachers in a disdain manner .Concerned Teacher(Name provided)last_img read more

Customs Brokers Get New Headquarter

first_imgSince the establishment of the National Customs Brokers Association of Liberia (NCBAL) in the late 70s, this is the first time it has owned a headquarter at the Freeport of Monrovia.Ivan Tumbey, president of the NCBAL, who spoke at the dedicatory ceremony, challenged employees of the union to take their jobs serious especially as they have gotten their own place.Mr. Tumbey said that the new headquarters also put the business community in a good standing with Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) and other investors to do business with them in a decent atmosphere.“This building,” he said, “will be used to collect lawful taxes that belong to the Liberian people as well as building a vibrant economy.”He further warned Liberian business entrepreneurs to officially declare their business transactions with the authority of the union to build the economy.The NCBAL president said that he is doing all he can to decentralize its activities throughout Liberia, beginning with the Buchanan port and the Roberts International Airport which is being revamped.“We want to assure the business community that the NCBAL is now ready to do the Liberian people’s work,” he said.For his part, Haji Sheriff, Deputy Senior Collectorate of the Bureau of Customs and Excise, called on the Liberian business community and foreign investors to pay their lawful taxes through the NCBAL.Mr. Sheriff said no country can progress without the collection of taxes, and as such Liberian and other business people should pay their taxes to government.“It’s through these taxes that the government pays its workers and also develops the country,” he urged.The NCBAL is a non–profit organization which is exempted from payment of taxes, but its account, showing receipts and expenditures must always be open to inspection by any official designated by the Ministry of Finance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

One arrested as patients, staff clash at Skeldon Hospital

first_imgOne person was arrested on Thursday after Police were called in following a dispute at the Skeldon Hospital over the slow pace at which medications were being issued by staff at the medical facility.According to reports received, patients became agitated when the already slow process was further delayed by medical personnel showing favouritism to their friends in the line.Sursattie MangraPatients allege that the process to get registered and have their prescriptions filled was taking several hours. As such, they were venting their frustration and disgust at the system when the Police were called in, resulting in one man being arrested and taken to the Springlands Police Station.A patient related that he had arrived at the hospital at 6:00h, and by noon (12:00h) he was not registered. He left without getting his prescription filled.Sursattie Mangra of Number 64 Village Corentyne said she arrived at the hospital at about 9:00h accompanying her sister, but upon her arrival, she noticed that the line was unusually long.“It didn’t take us like fifteen minutes to see the doctor, and when we came back out the line was very long. What we noticed is that people from the side were getting their papers registered and not those in the line, and the line (kept) getting longer; so I called on the lady inside and asked her what is happening, so she said that they have clinic patients and out-patient”, Mangra related.Adding to the already frustrating episode, Mangra said, the patients were also being verbally abused by staff members.“You cannot come to a public hospital and be treated like dogs. That is what all of the patents keep saying all the time — that (staff members) have to know how to speak to people. Most of the patients went away without their prescription, because it is not registered,” the woman related.After patients started to voice their concerns and express their frustration, the window that they were being attended through was locked, and as such, many persons went away without having their prescriptions filled.Meanwhile, over at the Springlands Police Station, Mangra was questioned and then released after the Director of Health Services, Jevaughn Stephens, was contacted.Stephens told this publication that the regular staff members were not on duty on Thursday, and based on a briefing, he the staff that worked might not have been aware of the procedure.However, he said he would be meeting with his staff to discuss the issue.last_img read more

Unemployment rate levels off in Northeastern BC

first_imgThe unemployment rate in Northeastern BC managed to stay the same as March of 2009.The current unemployment rate still sits at 6.5% which is the same as March of 2009.  One community in the Northeast that saw a big jump was Dawson Creek.  Their unemployment rate is currently at 14.1%. In the latest release from BC Stats the Northeast still has the lowest unemployment rate in the province but not by much as Vancouver sits around 6.7%.- Advertisement -If you compare this April to April of 2008 the unemployment rate has increased by 2.7%.  The unemployment rate in April of 2008 for the Northeast was 4.3%.Currently the Cariboo region has the highest unemployment rate in the province at 12%.  The overall unemployment rate in BC is 7.6%last_img read more

Bush betting on luck in budget

first_imgMeanwhile, spiraling payouts in guaranteed federal benefits for Social Security and Medicare as baby boomers retire “is going to be the single largest economic problem that we face,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist for at Moody’s Economy.com. When Bush took office in 2001, the national debt was about $5.6 trillion. Now it stands at about $8.6 trillion. Democrats won control of Congress last November, largely by riding a wave of public discontent over Bush’s handling of Iraq. “We heard loud and clear from Congress” that it wanted “more transparency” in defense spending, White House Budget Director Rob Portman said Monday. That’s why, Portman said, the Pentagon included details for the upcoming budget year on how much the war would cost – an estimated $141.7 billion for fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the cost of repairing and replacing equipment lost in combat. In the past, such war costs were not included in the president’s annual budget. Instead, emergency “supplemental” spending bills were submitted. In the new budget, with a bookkeeping wave of the hand, the war-cost entry drops to $50 billion for the budget year that begins Oct. 1, 2008 – just a little more than a month before Election Day – and drops to zero for subsequent years. Portman told reporters the $50 billion, followed by zeros for the next three years, was just an “allowance” or a “placeholder” because of the difficulty of estimating longer-term war costs. But the entries complicate efforts to chart a trajectory toward Bush’s 2012 balanced-budget goal. “I don’t think you get `transparency points’ for acknowledging what is pretty much crystal clear to 300 million Americans, which is that the war is going to have costs this coming year at the same time you’re calling for a surge in troops,” said Gene Sperling, a former top economic adviser in the Clinton administration. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – One major unmentioned entry in President George W. Bush’s new budget is luck. Luck that the economy keeps growing, that corporate profits remain robust, that inflation stays tame and that foreigners keep lending the U.S. money. Otherwise, the numbers don’t add up. Bush’s spending outline also assumes an exit strategy from Iraq that even the president’s supporters see as wishful thinking – a sharp drop in war spending in time for the 2008 presidential election. It’s a peace dividend without peace. Not surprisingly, Democrats were quick to criticize. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., cited a “deception to hide a massive increase in debt.” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., said, “The president’s eyes are shut tight to this country’s fiscal reality.” House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt, D-S.C., doubted Republicans – let alone any Democrats – could embrace the president’s $2.9 trillion budget for the accounting year that begins next Oct. 1. Like Bush, newly empowered Democrats are also talking about increased defense and homeland security spending and a balanced budget in five years. And, while Bush’s budget calls for making expiring tax cuts permanent, Democrats have a wish list of increased domestic spending. Both make balancing the budget even harder. Thus, Democrats who now control both chambers of Congress need the same run of good economic news that Bush does to make their numbers work. A business slowdown or recession, an increase in inflation and interest rates, a reversal in the willingness of foreign investors to keep buying U.S. Treasury bonds could put the skids on what has been a strong economy. last_img

Gibson selected to guide district

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant New housing developments are expected to bring about 3,000 more students to the area by 2015. The district is considering building five new schools to accommodate them. As the district braces for these changes, Gibson said there’s no place that he’d rather be, and that he’s ready to move the school system forward with its mission. “This is a great place to be. Truly,” Gibson said. “I want to continue on the path that the district is on and grow with that.” Following the announcement, some board members immediately began joking about Beverly who? They were referring to Superintendent Beverly Silsbee who will leave her position June 30 after 27 years with the district. Silsbee, who was seated in the room, laughed along with the others. CASTAIC- There was a passing of the guard Wednesday at the Castaic Union School District as a new superintendent was hired to replace the current one who’s headed for retirement. Jim Gibson, assistant superintendent of business and administrative services, was welcomed with applause and other congratulations by the school board and district staffers after the morning announcement about his new position. The news came minutes after the school board in a special meeting approved his contract, which calls for a starting salary of $125,815 and $500 a month for mileage on his car. When he takes the helm July 1, Gibson will oversee a district expected to nearly double in size in the next 10 years with enrollment and schools. The laughter broke up what had been a tense couple of days leading up to the board’s 3-1 approval of Gibson’s contract Wednesday. Some residents and one board member were angry that the hiring process didn’t involve more candidates than Gibson. The board in December hired the California School Boards Association to conduct a $6,000 search that did not go beyond the district’s administration building. Districts typically use this type of search when there’s a strong candidate in mind for the job already employed in the school system. Others that have done this include the Santa Barbara, Sierra Sands Unified and Marysville Joint Unified school districts. In all cases, the sole person under consideration for the job was hired. Two residents attended Wednesday’s special meeting to press the board to interview more candidates. Member Steve Sansone said he bristled at the charges that the board didn’t do its job during this superintendent search. He said the board has seen Gibson at work for about 1 years and that Silsbee strongly endorsed him after working side by side with him. Still, Sansone said Gibson’s hire was not a slam-dunk. “This was never a done deal,” he said. “Gibson had to demonstrate to the board that he was the most qualified person.” The sole dissenting vote for Gibson’s contract came from member John Kunak who congratulated the new superintendent and then told the room that he was concerned that more parents weren’t involved in the process. Kunak also pushed the board to open the interviewing pool to more candidates. “I think Mr. Gibson is qualified, but I can’t say he’s the most qualified because I haven’t seen other candidates,” Kunak said. Gibson said it was difficult to hear that some in the community were wary of his hiring but that he knew the district supported him. He said he’ll have to show the others that he can do a good job in his new role. “You’d like to move into any seat with support,” Gibson said. Gibson has spent nearly his entire life in education. He began his career in education in 1979 as a substitute teacher at Burbank High School and worked his way up over time to become principal in 1988. After three years, he became principal of Glendale High School, a position he held for six years. He then worked directly for the Glendale Unified School District as administrator of educational technology and information services. He was hired by the Castaic district in 2004. Gibson earned a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of Southern California in 1996. He has two master’s degrees, in educational leadership and administrative services from California State University, Northridge, and the University of LaVerne. He graduated from CSUN in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. Member Laura Pearson did not attend Wednesday’s special meeting. President David Huffaker said Pearson was out of town and that she had planned to vote in favor of Gibson’s contract. Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.com 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

CELEBRATIONS IN THE ROSSES AS NAOMH MUIRE LAND INTERMEDIATE TITLE

first_imgTHERE are celebrations in the Rosses tonight after Naomh Muire won today’s Intermediate Championship title in a fine final win over St Naul’s at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.In the end the Annagry men had six points to spare, winning on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-07.The Yank Boyles did most of the damage, Shaun scoring the early first half goal, leaving his marker and firing past Lee McBrearty. When Harry Harden had a chance of a second goal, his effort was blocked by an illegal foot challenge, but Paul Yank Boyle had his penalty saved.It was a let off for St Naul’s who went in at half-time trailing 1-06 to 0-05.Shaun and Paul both pointed at the start of the second half and it was all Naomh Muire after that.St Naul’s James Flynn bagged a goal in the dying seconds but it was merely a consolation. St Naul’s can look forward to Division 2 football next year and there is little doubt that Naomh Muire deserved today’s championship. CELEBRATIONS IN THE ROSSES AS NAOMH MUIRE LAND INTERMEDIATE TITLE was last modified: October 13th, 2013 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)last_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL BUSINESSES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SIGNED UP FOR THE NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE

first_imgThis Saturday, a number of locally based businesses are taking part in an innovative fun/fitness event hosted by Northfit.The Northfit Corporate Challenge aims to get businesses taking part in the fun fitness event, its main purpose is to promote well-being in the workplace. Absenteeism costs businesses millions every year, and one of the main reasons for this is employee/management disengagement.Northfit wants to get businesses and employees participating in fun fitness events to promote fitness, well-being and to improve team relationships.To see what businesses are taking part and what they’re saying about the forthcoming event simply click on the video above.DDTV: DONEGAL BUSINESSES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SIGNED UP FOR THE NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE 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:BusinessDDTVnewsSportlast_img read more