Top Rank deal pushes Ancajas to work harder

first_imgAnd for Ancajas, joining Arum’s promotion is one way of making him work harder than ever before.READ: Arum excited for Ancajas’ Top Rank debutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s rare for a Filipino boxer to join Top Rank and the boxers in that promotion are on a different level,” said Ancajas in Filipino during the PSA Awards Night Tuesday at Manila Hotel.“I’m just so lucky that Sir Bob chose me as one of his fighters, and with this I know I’ll be working even harder.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew TNT win no giveaway as NLEX simply played ‘terrible’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Boxer Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLike appearing out of thin air, Jerwin Ancajas has become undoubtedly one of the biggest Filipino sporting heroes of his generation.The 26-year-old Ancajas went from obscure title-holder to a legitimate boxing star in less than two years and his ethereal rise prompted Bob Arum to include IBF World super flyweight champion in his stable of greats.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Ancajas joins a pantheon of greats in the Top Rank stable that includes former Olympian Mikaela Mayer, Terrence Crawford—who once held all four super lightweight belts—, WBO World super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, and the iconic Manny Pacquiao.Ancajas first owned the IBF strap in September of 2016 when he beat McJoe Arroyo at Philippine Navy Gymnasium in Taguig and earned $3,700 for his efforts.His little-money fights are now history as Ancajas has now got to the six-digit dollar mark after he defended his title against Israel Gonzalez on Feb. 2, 2018.“The first thing that Sir Bob told me was I really put on a great fight and he also told me that I have a bright future ahead of me,” said Ancajas.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 View commentslast_img read more

NU stuns Thailand in ASEAN University games men’s volleyball

first_imgThe Philippines made quite a first impression after it took down defending champion Thailand in straight sets, 30-28, 25-23, 25-19, in the 19th ASEAN University Games volleyball tournament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom The Philippine team, bannered by reigning UAAP men’s champion National University, virtually secured itself a ticket to the semifinals of the five-day event.The Filipinos take on Malaysia on Wednesday in the final day of group play with their sights set on earning the top ranking in Pool A.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 ChrissThailand dominated Malaysia in three sets, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21. earlier.The competition consists of six teams grouped into two pools. Only two squads per group will advance to the semis where the No. 1 team in Pool A facing the second-seed in Pool B and vice versa. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Aetas show endurance, skills in Allianz ‘Conquer Challenge’ race Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ 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 Host Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia compose Pool B.Two years ago, Ateneo’s men and women’s volleyball teams clinched the bronze medals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

The Senate’s Shameful and Cowardly Act

first_imgLast week the Liberian Senate passed a bill targeted at curtailing the eligibility of the Central Bank Governor to run for political office come 2017.It is clear that members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, some of whom may have political ambitions of their own, are petrified at the prospect of Dr. J. Mills Jones running for president. What Dr. Jones has done for the Liberian economy in empowering Liberian businesses has made him a rising star. But instead of strategizing to compete and win or lose honorably on substance (issues), the cowardly legislators have chosen to attempt to disqualify him – albeit unconstitutionally – so as not to have to compete with him man to man.Lawmakers are panicking, and the man has not even declared his intention to run!They have not only targeted Mills Jones but the entire CBL Board of Governors and its executives. Indeed, great minds think alike. Dr. Jones could not have done half of what he has accomplished without the unwavering support of his Board and executives. The late Theo Bettie comes to mind. As such, the Legislature has covered it bases well – or so it thinks.Besides the glaring bulls eye at Dr. Jones and the obvious unconstitutionality of the Senate’s decision (which legal experts believe will undoubtedly be challenged in the High Court), greater and deeper issues than Mills Jones are at stake: the trajectory of the Liberian economy and the nation as a whole are at stake!This is where the ‘foundational work’ often touted by this administration becomes extremely important. With the help of Liberia’s international partners, this administration, for all of its weaknesses, has sought to strengthen the institutions that undergird a solid and functioning democracy. Good governance and the rule of law, for example, are two key pillars. This administration has not been perfect, but it has made a good start. This is the foundation upon which the next administration will have to build with the continued support of our partners.But not if the current Legislature has anything to do with it. The Code of Conduct bill is already no doubt a bitter pill to swallow, a sign of things to come. A Mills Jones administration would only run with this straight to the finish line. They have to put a stop to this.”Gentlemen, ehn yor know ehn? We know how to twist and turn with the way things are right now. We can’t sit here for the people to come make us wear strait jacket. So we got to put stop to this ting here.””Hear, hear!””The way Mills Jones doin this ting, it lo leh he wan run for president.””Hmmm!””So, yor leh decide how to handle it.”We are certain that our readers get the idea. Many Legislators are people who only know how to operate in a lawless (or secret) society. Each man for himself; God for all.There is yet another question to be asked, however. Who else stands to benefit from this decision — that is willing to pay top dollar to block the onward march to development? Foreign businesses perhaps, who will not welcome the competition, let alone the Liberianization of the entire economy. And we are not just talking about Monrovia-based foreign merchants who are crippling the Liberian economy and undermining Liberian businesses; who are bringing in cheaply acquired expired goods and selling them at a premium. These merchants are terribly worried. They know that if an incoming administration continues on the current trajectory, their profit margins are threatened, their days in control numbered.We also mean multinationals who will not be happy to see the rules enforced, whistle-blower NGOs given face, and environmental best practices applied. Do-nothing NGOs, rubber, logging, mining and oil companies — this is a huge and very wealthy lobby.We call upon every Liberian to protest in every way other than violence against this bill; to stand up and let their lawmakers know that for their selfish attempt to limit the choices of the electorate, it is THEIR (lawmakers’) days that are numbered. Tick, tock!The law being proposed by the Senate MUST be vigorously and successfully resisted.  Every conscientious and patriotic Liberian and the entire Civil Society must get involved in challenging, in the Supreme Court, the Senate’s shameful and cowardly act.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Darkness Encourages Criminal Activities in rural Monrovia settlements

first_imgWithout any source of light at night, rural settlements around Monrovia continue to endure total darkness and the  resulting increase of  criminal activity causing hardship for the residents.  In a two-day tour of some affected communities outside Monrovia, it was observed that due to the perpetual darkness in their areas at night, suspected criminals continue to ransack homes and businesses.Many people in the settlements are outraged at the snail’s pace of progress of the Liberia Electricity Corporation’s (LEC) expansion program and the inability of LEC to provide power supply.  LEC officials in Monrovia have on many occasions given assurances of reliable and expanded power connections and power supply to all categories of business entities and homes.  In a press statement last week, LEC officials pointed out that several plans have been put in place to enhance its expansion to some of Monrovia’s rural settlements in 2015.  Such utterances, many Liberians say, should be translated into practical actions by the LEC management.  Information from the LEC says its line crew has begun to rehabilitate damaged light poles and connecting a few homes and businesses.Meanwhile the result of the slow pace of LEC expansion to the settlements outside Monrovia and other parts has enabled criminals to intensify their attacks on homes and businesses.Many suspected criminals are taking advantage of the perpetual darkness in those rural settlements to torment residents and businesses.  Several residents and business owners told the Daily Observer over the weekend that sustained power supply is the practical answer to combat the criminal menace.  In an interview with the Daily Observer, businessman Kollie B. Jackson, 57, pointed out that until the LEC can provide power services to their communities, criminals will continue to disturb them.  Mr. Jackson, who runs a small provision shop at the Soul Clinic Community, intimated that efforts to accelerate LEC’s expansion could be the best alternative to protect rural settlements.  Businesswoman Dorothy B. Kimba, 54, noted that the intermittent power supply contributes to suspected criminal activities in rural settlements.Madam Kimba, who runs a mini restaurant at the Wood Camp Community in Paynesville, said electricity expansion must be given some boost and financial support to ensure sustained power supply.  She also stressed the urgent need for the Liberia National Police (LNP) and other security agencies to step up their usual night patrols in order to contain criminal activities in Monrovia and its environs.  “We need practical protection in order to do better and secured business activities in crime prone communities of Monrovia and its environs,” Madam Kimba concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Woman armed with knife on 101 Avenue

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP responded to a disturbance on Thursday night.Police received a call at around 5:40pm. They attended a scene at the Maple Court Residences on 101 Avenue, where a woman was reported to have been armed with a knife, and in disturbance with a male.All available RCMP members immediately responded to the scene.- Advertisement -They were able to locate the female suspect and bring her into custody without any harm to herself of the occupants.Constable Jackelynn Passarell says alcohol may have been a factor in the disturbance. She says the woman was held in custody and later released with a court date.last_img read more

Raheem Sterling barged by Colombia coach during World Cup encounter

first_imgEngland star Raheem Sterling was barged by Colombian coach Eduardo Urtasun as the two teams walked off their fiery World Cup last 16 tie at the Otkrytie Arena at half-time.The score was deadlocked at the break in what was a bad-tempered game throughout. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes The game saw Henderson go down in a heap after a clash with Barrios Latest World Cup news gameday Kane dispatched the resulting spot-kick but the South Americans equalised with a towering header from Yerry Mina in the third minute of stoppage time meaning the game will go to a nail-biting extra 30 minutes.England fans have been very critical of Colombia’s aggressive approach to the game and below you can see pictures of the incident involving Sterling and Urtasun. who plays? 3 Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics highlights There was an incident on 40 minutes which saw Jordan Henderson appeared to be headbutted by Wilmar Barrios but the Colombia player only received a yellow card.And the Colombia technical staff made their feelings known, with the coach appearing to use his shoulder to knock the winger as he headed towards the tunnel.The tensions threatened to spill over after the break when England were awarded a penalty as Harry Kane was grappled to the floor in the penalty area. crackers Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED possible xi 3 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence predicted NEW ERA 3 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with more than 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

Uganda Cranes, Ivory Coast flex muscles in build-up game

first_imgThe two teams last faced off in CHAN 2018. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)International Build-up gameUganda vs Ivory CoastSheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu DhabiSaturday, 15-06-2019 @3:30pmABU DHABI – The Uganda Cranes will take on Ivory Coast at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City Stadium on Saturday in their second international build-up game.Last weekend, the Cranes drew 0-0 with Turkmenistan in their first game ahead of AFCON 2019.After the draw, head coach Sebastien Desabre announced his 23 man squad that will be competing in Egypt later this month. Four players were dropped from the team including Saddam Juma, Alexis Bbaka, and Charles Lukwago.To complete the initial 28 man squad, Moses Waiswa suffered a knee injury that ruled him out of the finals’ tournament and was also dropped from the squad.Ahead of the clash with Ivory Coast, attacking midfielder, Allan Kateregga says the team is very much eager to continue with preparations and that the game is one that they will use to challenge themselves.‘It is a high ranking game, noted the Maritzburg United play maker.“We are looking forward to the friendly match on Saturday.“We want to challenge ourselves with the best.“I feel happy and fine in camp with the entire team.“We should be ready to hit the ground running.Kateregga is part of the 23 that stayed in Camp as they continue their preparations for the AFCON finals.Kateregga is part of the final 23 man squad for AFCON 2019.He was overlooked in the last games of qualification but his form at Maritzburg, convinced the technical team to think otherwise.Kateregga and the other 22 still in camp may be assured of a place in Egypt but the former KCCA midfielder believes competition for places is still on.“We must keep competing for places because every player needs to fight for action.“The spirit in camp is very good. Our AFCON starts with this game against Ivory Coast and it will be a good challenge to us.“The coach keeps pushing us to our best levels and we shall deliver to his expectations.For Ivory Coast, they are also preparing for the upcoming AFCON where they are grouped alongside Morocco, South Africa and Namibia in Group D.They have already played two build up games in which they defeated Liberia 1-0 and Comoros 3-1.Uganda and Ivory Coast last faced off in the CHAN 2018 Group stages last year, drawing 0-0.Their last friendly dates back to January 2017, one that Ivory Coast won 3-0.The 23 man Cranes Squad for AFCON 2019GoalkeepersDenis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia)DefendersNico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Brian Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Un attached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Un-attached)MidfieldersMike Azira (Montreal Impact, Canada), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska, Sweden), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda)StrikersPatrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania)Comments Tags: AFCON 2019Allan katereggaivory coastSebestien DesabreUganda Craneslast_img read more

49ers pregame: Matt Breida suiting up, Alfred Morris is not

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Running back Matt Breida returns today from a one-game hiatus and figures to share the workload with Jeff Wilson Jr. as the 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks.Not part of that backfield is Alfred Morris, who was inactivated for the third time in four games. Breida aggravated an ankle injury two weeks ago at Seattle and missed last Sunday’s 20-14 win over the Denver Broncos.Wide receivers Dante Pettis (foot) and Marquise Goodwin (calf) are suiting up despite being limited in …last_img read more

Peer Review Goes Public

first_imgA scientific revolution for the internet age is taking place: peer review is coming out of its secrecy into public light.  Tired of the dominance of big-name journals and their editorial policies, independent-minded researchers are taking their publications to the web.  The revolution is explained by AP reporter Alicia Chang (see Yahoo News), and by the editors of The New Atlantis.    The new methods of bringing scientific research to visibility has problems of its own.  It’s too early to say if it will succeed.  But with scandals in its closet and complaints of plagiarism, favoritism and stifling of non-traditional ideas, traditional peer review has come under growing criticism.  The freedom of the internet is making open-access sites like arXiv and PLoS a growth industry, while the big-name journals are having to crack open their inner sanctums with blogs, open-access articles and other internet-savvy innovations.This is a trend to watch.  We don’t know yet if the problems will outweigh the benefits.  It might become comparable to how cable and the web ended the dominance of the mainline news broadcast networks.  Did you know that peer review is a relatively recent phenomenon?  Though early modern scientists stressed the need for sharing and verifying experimental results, peer review as practiced today did not become common till after World War II.  Now, it has too often hindered the very quality it set out to establish.  Authors fear giving away their life work to rivals who might wind up on the review committees.  Journals tend to look for ground-breaking and sensational works, downplaying ordinary but important work.  And worst of all, ideas outside the mainstream are often silently dropped from view.    Competition is good for ideas; Darwinism has for too long been a stifling orthodoxy.  There will be problems.  Mavericks might get carried away in this new wild west.  Readers might consider an online paper authoritative without sufficient warrant.  The potential benefits look strong, though.  This might stimulate more student interest in science, and the new freedom may lead to more bold exploration of new promising leads (like intelligent design).  Wikis and blogs will permit rapid validation and falsification, and lively debate among scholars.  With the new “multitude of counselors” there may be more safety than the few secret reviewers of the past provided.  Welcome to Web 2.0; hang on.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Field day emphasizes nutrient management and water quality

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agricultural Conservation, Protecting Water: Keeping Soil and Nutrients in the Field — this is the theme of the Hardin County Field Day on Aug. 26.  This is the second year for this field day, cooperatively sponsored by the following partners: The Nature Conservancy, John Deere, Findlay Implement, Chris Kurt Farms, Randy Boose Farms, OSU Extension, Hardin & Putnam Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Farm Bureau/Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network, Ohio Department of Agriculture and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.The event location will be approximately one mile south of Dunkirk, Ohio on US Route 68 and Township Road 50. Parking will be at Randy Boose’s property and participants will ride a wagon to Chris Kurt’s farm for sessions. Registration will begin at 8:15 am, with coffee and donuts provided by Ag Credit. The field day activities will begin at 9 a.m., following a welcome by Hardin SWCD Chairman Jerry McBride.  Trailers will provide access to tents and field demonstrations that address several ag conservation and water quality issues.Concurrent sessions planned around the day’s theme include Soil Health by Dr. Hans Kok of the Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative; Phosphorus Removal Bed Construction by Dr. Jon Witter, OSU-ATI Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Soils; 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship by Joe Nester, owner Nester Ag LLC, an independent crop consulting business and former agronomist; and New Fertilizer and Manure Application Rules for the Lake Erie Watershed by Clark Hutson, Ohio Department of Agriculture Area Program and Western Lake Erie Basin Specialist and Jocelyn Henderson, ODA Pollution Abatement and Resource Management.Other concurrent sessions planned include Two-Stage Ditches that have been installed in the Cessna Creek Watershed with the aim of reducing nutrient loads by Dr. Christopher Spiese, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Ohio Northern University; Edge of Field Research: Phosphorus Movement in Surface Run-off and Drainage Discharge by Kevin King, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service; Nutrient Management On-Farm Research by Mark Badertscher, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, OSU Extension-Hardin County; and ‘What is Toledo Doing?’ to assist with the Water Quality Issues in Lake Erie by Andy McClure, Administrator of the City of Toledo Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.During lunch, Dr. Chris Winslow of Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory at Lake Erie will address the ‘Current State of Lake Erie.’  Following lunch there will be Field Demonstrations of Technology and Equipment Options available from Findlay Implement Company for injecting fertilizer directly into the soil for incorporation using the John Deere 2510H toolbar with a dry fertilizer attachment and a Montag cart.  Legacy Farmers Cooperative will provide information about their minimum disturbance strip-till toolbar with a cover crop seeder.The Hardin County Field Day “Agricultural Conservation, Protecting Water: Keeping Soil and Nutrients in the Field” requires participants to pre-register to ensure a lunch count for the event.  Please call the Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District at 419-673-0456, extension 3 by August 17 to attend this free event.  CCA and CLM credits are pending.last_img read more