Manny Pacquiao discouraging son from going into boxing

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The eight-division champion had a lot to say when asked about Jimuel’s potential career in boxing.WATCH: Next Manny? Pacquiao’s eldest son Jimuel shows off boxing chopsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We don’t like it. We’re discouraging him,” Manny told ANC’s Headstart in Filipino. “You won’t see any boxing gloves or boxing equipment in our house just a basketball court.”The WBA welterweight champion also said he dabbled into boxing as a teenager out of necessity as a means to help his family overcome poverty while Jimuel’s case is very much different. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ UAAP volleyball: UP Lady Maroons beat FEU Lady Tamaraws for 1st time in 5 years 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 “I told him that your daddy boxed due to poverty. I became a boxer because of poverty and to support our family,” he said.The 18-year-old Jimuel, though, is eager to continue doing what he loves.“He (Jimuel) told me, ‘Daddy, like you, boxing is my passion also,  I want to be the representative of this country as an athlete.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The number of potential opponents for Manny Pacquiao continues to dwindle. —AFPIf Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee would have their way, their eldest son Jimuel won’t try boxing.Jimuel, however, is keen on pursuing a career in boxing and a video of him sparring that made rounds on social media just shows how serious he is to follow in his father’s footsteps.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Guyanese must go plastic – Ramjattan

first_img…says less liquid cash means less robberiesIn light of a number of armed robberies that involved victims who would have just exited commercial banks,Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattanthe need to carry less cash and more credit or debit cards is again coming to the fore.The Government Information Agency (GINA) quoted Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan as the most recent public official to call for more persons to ‘go plastic’.Minister Ramjattan made the call as he was responding to questions about the role of citizens in the crime fight. The Minister, while speaking at the Golden Jubilee National Symposia Series on Monday at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, said many robberies involving large sums of money would be reduced if business people and others made the switch to plastic.He noted that some business people “walk around with millions and millions of dollars,” according to GINA.Ramjattan explained that most of the big robberies that have occurred happened because some persons have “inside information of some car or bag got 10 million, five million or three million dollars.”As such, he reiterated previous calls for Guyanese to go plastic, but noted that a lot of people don’t want to do this because they seek to avoid tax payments.The result, he likened to a double whammy, “you’re avoiding taxes, plus you’re getting robbed.”The Public Security Minister stated his Government will continue to do its part in the fight against crime and touted tools such as surveillance cameras as important. However, he highlighted that the employment rate must be increased as another way “to get the crime rates down.”In July 2013, following a spate of armed robberies, then Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell urged members of the business community to be more security conscious, noting that it’s time to do less liquid cash transactions and utilise ‘plastic’ to transact business.He had explained that the maximum use of ‘plastic’ will definitely impact on robberies and the violence associated with armed robberies.In August 2014, then Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh had sought to discourage his fellow countrymen and women from carrying large and bulky amounts of cash.The Minister had said there is no compelling or legitimate reason for a citizen to be walking around with large volumes of cash to do financial transactions as he pointed to the many alternative options available, including going plastic.This is not the first time the Minister has sought to deter citizens from carrying large sums of cash.Among the policies the former Finance Minister’s Government had introduced was the launch of a $5000 bill which reduced the physical bulk of cash and the move for Government Ministries and agencies to pay their employees via bank orders; a practice which has been significantly replicated across the Private Sector.However, the practice of business persons and other Guyanese of moving around with large sums of cash continues unabated and many criminal elements are said to be lurking around commercial banks, particularly in the country’s commercial centres, on the look out for their next victim.last_img read more

Rafa Benitez to Newcastle ‘agreed’ – reports

first_img1 Is Rafa Benitez set for a Premier League return? Former Chelsea and Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has agreed to become the new manager of Newcastle, according to reports in Spain.Current Magpies boss Steve McClaren is under huge pressure at St James’ Park as the club battle to stay in the Premier League.Media speculation has been rife that the former England manager is set to be sacked as Newcastle try to save their season.And, according to Spanish radio station Cadena Cope, Benitez has agreed in principal to take over from McClaren once he is shown the door.The 55-year-old, who was sacked by Real Madrid earlier this season, will reportedly sign a three-year deal with the Tyneside outfit.Benitez has not managed in England since being the interim boss at Chelsea in 2013 and is eager to return to the Premier League.last_img

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy condemns ‘shocking and vile’ Twitter trolls

first_img1 England and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy has hit out at ‘shocking and vile’ Twitter trolls who made sexual threats against his one-year-old daughter.The graphic abuse came after the Leicester striker’s fiancee posted pictures of the toddler wearing a Foxes shirt ahead of their match against Southampton on Sunday.Rebekah Nicholson tweeted photographs of her daughter wearing the shirt with “Daddy” emblazoned on the back, which prompted shocking rape threats on the social networking site.She responded to one: “There are no words for people like you! You need locking up.”Vardy posted a screenshot of the sick threats, with the words “shocking and vile”.Leicestershire Police has launched an investigation into the shocking threats after a formal complaint was made on Monday.A statement read: “Leicestershire Police is investigating a report of malicious communication being sent via social media.“A report was made (on Monday) of an abusive message being received (on Sunday evening) by a woman on Twitter. Inquiries remain ongoing and the force is liaising with Leicester City Football Club.”Leicester called the abuse “shocking”.A spokesman for the Premier League leaders said: “We have offered our full support to Jamie and his family in dealing with this shocking abuse and referred the matter to the police.”last_img read more

Alito earns top marks from bar association panel

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – Judge Samuel Alito on Wednesday gained the American Bar Association’s highest rating for a Supreme Court nominee, giving him a boost before next week’s Senate confirmation hearings. Interest groups now will try to help or hinder Alito’s chances by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on television, radio and Internet ads nationwide and in the states of key senators, before and during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings. This is the second time the ABA, the nation’s largest lawyers’ organization, has rated Alito, who was nominated by President Bush on Oct. 31 as the replacement for retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The “well qualified” rating – the highest – is the same one that Alito earned in 1990 when President Bush’s father, George H.W. Bush, nominated him to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Embracing the latest rating, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said, “Leading Senate Democrats have said in the past that the ABA is the – quote – gold standard for evaluating judicial nominees.” Democrats, the Senate’s minority party, contend Alito is too conservative and could undermine abortion rights. They are expected to be Alito’s toughest questioners at the hearings that begin Monday. “The ABA ratings do not take into account whether a judge’s judicial philosophy and views are in or out of the broad mainstream,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. “That is the $64,000 question with Judge Alito and we will have to wait for the hearings to get a better answer.” For more than 50 years, the ABA has evaluated judicial nominees’ credentials, though the organization has no official standing in the process. In 2001, Bush ended the ABA’s preferential role in vetting prospective nominees and refused to give the group advance word on names under consideration. The ABA’s Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary came up with the rating after confidential interviews with hundreds of Alito’s colleagues and a review of his writings. Their options were well-qualified, qualified and not qualified. “The committee is of the unanimous opinion that Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. is well-qualified,” said Stephen L. Tober, chairman of the ABA panel. One member of the committee abstained from voting, Tober said. He did not explain why that person did not vote. The group will testify during Alito’s confirmation hearing about how it arrived at the rating. The rating will not stop some people from attacking Alito, said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Unfortunately, the hard left groups decided long before these ratings were announced that they would oppose his nomination,” Cornyn said. Interest groups have spent much less on TV commercials on Alito’s nomination than they did when Bush elevated John Roberts to the high court, said Deborah Goldberg, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. Goldberg estimated that such groups spent $1.3 million during the confirmation process for Roberts, now the chief justice. About $325,000 was spent on Harriet Miers’ nomination before the Bush aide withdrew from consideration and, before this week, about $650,000 on Alito’s nomination, Goldberg said. At least two liberal groups – MoveOn.org Political Action and IndependentCourt.org – plan to take to the airwaves this week to try to build public momentum against Alito. MoveOn.org is spending $150,000 for an ad airing nationwide on CNN, and in the home states of GOP Sens. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island and Mike DeWine of Ohio, beginning Monday. IndependentCourt.org, a coalition of dozens of liberal interest groups, is beginning a national TV ad. The group refuses to say how much the ad buy will be, but it is expected to be more than $100,000 on cable television. The IndependentCourt.org’s campaign also will have a local component tailored to Maine, the home of GOP Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, and Arkansas, whose senators are Democrats Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln. The conservative group Progress for America has spent more than other organizations, running national TV ads from the first day of the Alito nomination. The group has said it would spend as much $18 million to push Bush’s judicial nominees. It is spending $500,000 on a TV ad this week on CNN and the Fox News Channel, and during “Fox News Sunday” over the weekend. The ad will be seen, too, on cable stations in Louisiana, North Dakota and Maine, focusing on Maine’s GOP senators, Democrats Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, and Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota. Senate Republicans want a confirmation vote in the full Senate Jan. 20.last_img read more

TRAVELLERS LEAVE BALLYBOFEY AFTER 24 HOUR STAND-OFF, SEEN HEADING FOR DONEGAL TOWN

first_imgA LARGE number of Travellers have left Ballybofey after illegally parking 20 caravans at a supermarket car park.Some of the vehicles were later driven in the direction of Donegal Town.It’s also understood some of the Traveller families involved had been hoping to set up home at an illegal site in Convoy in the past two weeks. The removal of the caravans today followed a night when the town was virtually ‘Locked Down’ as pubs, shops and other businesses closed and Gardai sealed off the Supervalu supermarket site.Tonight local councillor Patrick McGowan said there was “immense relief” in the Twin Towns.He said Garda resources were stretched throughout the incident and called on the deployment of the Defence Forces.“I believe the Army should be available to back up under-strength Gardai especially in cases such as happened in Donegal town, Ballybofey and Convoy recently,” said Cllr McGowan. “Local Gardai members could be putting themselves in danger’s way if there’s insufficient Gardai available at anyone time to deal with routine policing and at the same time manage situations such as we have experienced this last while when a large contingent of Travellers arrived in town.“When this group arrived they were parking illegally without having made any prior arrangements to locate a suitable site. Local residents and business owners were clearly worried and requested more Gardai to be present.“I believe businesses are paying enough taxes and rates with out having to pay for private security as well.” TRAVELLERS LEAVE BALLYBOFEY AFTER 24 HOUR STAND-OFF, SEEN HEADING FOR DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: August 3rd, 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) Tags:SEEN HEADING FOR DONEGAL TOWNTRAVELLERS LEAVE BALLYBOFEY AFTER 24 HOUR STAND-OFFlast_img read more

Hittner Named MVC Player of the Week for Second Straight Week

first_imgHittner, the reigning Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year, leads the MVC in scoring at 19.8 points per game while shooting a league-high 44.3 percent from the three-point line. She is among the Valley leaders in field goal percentage (49.4, 7th), free throw percentage (80.5, 9th) and rebounding (4.8, 18th) and ranks second in most three-pointers with 54. Her career three-point average of 46.2 percent is tops among active NCAA players. Hittner has 10 20-plus scoring games this season and 19 in her career. This her third career MVC Player of the Week award and the eighth this season for a Drake player (Sara Rhine, 6). ST. LOUIS – Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) of the Drake University women’s basketball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the second straight week, the MVC office announced Monday, Feb. 11. Drake starts a three-game homestand Friday night when in-state rival UNI visits the Knapp Center in a Blue Out Game. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. and it will be broadcast on ESPN3. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img In blowout road wins over Valparaiso and Loyola, Hittner, averaged 21.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists while shooting a blistering 56.7 percent (17-of-30) from the floor and 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from the three-point line while averaging just 25.0 minutes of action. In the Valpo win, Hittner scored a game-high 23 points on just 15 shots, including making 4-of-6 from three-point line, to go along with seven rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes. She followed that with another great performance in the victory over Loyola with 19 points, a career-best seven assists, six rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes.last_img read more

Storm Dylan: ESB prepares for power outages across Donegal

first_imgESB Networks are preparing for Storm Dylan’s arrival to Irish shores tonight, and are anticipating power outages across the west of Ireland.Met Éireann has forecast that Storm Dylan will bring gale force winds with gusts of up to 125km/h tonight and into tomorrow morning in Connacht, Ulster and parts of North Leinster.These winds may cause damage to electricity infrastructure and we can expect loss of electricity supply, particularly in coastal areas of Mayo, Sligo and Donegal. High winds are also forecast for the rest of the country. ESB Networks crews in the Northwest are making the necessary preparations in advance of Storm Dylan tonight, with all internal resources on alert.A spokesperson for ESB Networks says: “We continually monitor the forecasts and real time events on the electricity network and will deploy our crews to restore supply.“Crews from other areas of the country also stand ready to assist in any restoration effort if necessary.”The Status Orange Wind Warning applies to Connacht, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Longford, Westmeath, Meath and Clare. ESB Networks would like to ask our customers in these counties to be prepared to be without electricity if their area is hit badly by the storm:Have plenty of food and water availableHave torches with spare batteries availableMake sure your phone is charged and, if possible, have a phone charger at hand for your carPlease check that elderly or vulnerable relatives and neighbours are prepared to be without electricityIf you have electric gates, please check you know how to work them manually An Important Public Safety Message: If you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they are LIVE and extremely dangerous. Please report any damage to electricity infrastructure by calling 1850 372 999.Customers without power can check for updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at www.esbpowercheck.ie or on the PowerCheck App for iPhone and Android devices.If your fault is not logged please report it at https://www.esbnetworks.ie/power-outages-updates/report-a-power-outage or if you have no internet access please call 1850 372 999. Customers should have their MPRN available to access recorded information specific to their location. You can also check @ESBNetworks on Twitter for updates.ESB Networks is reminding customers of the precautionary measures to take in the event of a power cut: Never approach broken lines or damaged poles, and keep children and animals away – report damage to ESB Networks at 1850 372 999 and listen to recorded messages carefullyTurn off electric cookers, ovens, irons, etc. if electricity supply is lostLeave a light switched on so you know when power has been restoredTake extra care if using candles, oil lamps or other naked flamesTest smoke alarms with fresh batteriesEnsure adequate ventilation if using gas heaters.Met Éireann forecast that Storm Dylan will have passed by 12 noon tomorrow.Storm Dylan: ESB prepares for power outages across Donegal was last modified: January 2nd, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalESBpower outagestorm dylanlast_img read more

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala sits vs. Minnesota with right hip tightness

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND – Warriors veteran forward Andre Iguodala missed Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena because of what the team called “right hip tightness.”It is not immediately clear when Iguodala suffered the injury. But the Warriors expect Iguodala to return for Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena. Warriors coach Steve Kerr …last_img

Fishing the North Coast: Rivers on the rise – steelhead fishing on hold

first_imgThe fierce round of storms pounding the North Coast has brought a sudden stop to the winter steelhead season. From the Chetco south to the top of the Eel River system, you’ll be hard pressed to find any water that resembles anything close to green. And the dirty water conditions may be with us for a quite a few days as rain is in the forecast all the way through the weekend. There’s a real good possibility that neither the Smith nor the Chetco will drop back down to fishable levels until the …last_img