Win or lose, Pacquiao home by Nov. 7

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter “I need to return home at once,” said Pacquiao, who’ll be missing a Senate session for the first time when the upper chamber reconvenes Nov. 7.Pacquiao will resume legislative duties the following day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“It’s important for me to be there because we will do our budget deliberations,” Pacquiao said.During the election campaign, Pacquiao, a frequent absentee in Congress, promised to give priority to his legislative duties over boxing.After beating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision last April, Pacquiao announced his retirement. We are young View comments Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, wearing a black shoulder brace and arm sling, waves during a welcome motorcade in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Pacquiao returned home to the Philippines on Wednesday nursing his right shoulder after surgery and weighing up whether to retire or push for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. APHOLLYWOOD—Regardless of the outcome of his title fight with Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5, Manny Pacquiao will fly back to the Philippines the day after.Deviating from his usual schedule of returning to Los Angeles by land first and taking the flight out of the US, Pacquiao will head to Manila from Las Vegas on Sunday (Monday in Manila).ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Belga and Almazan stay with RoS, seal maximum pay deals Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Thus far, he has lived up to that promise, training early morning and at night to be able to fulfill his Senate duties.The fight against Vargas was also scheduled based on the closing of the Senate sessions on Oct. 19 and its resumption.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Windies will be contenders – Mohammed

first_imgLEICESTER, England (CMC): Senior player Anisa Mohammed has praised the 17-day preparation camp in Southampton and says it has left West Indies Women equipped and focused enough to win the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup. The Windies Women wrapped up the camp on Tuesday at the Ageas Bowl, where they focused on all aspects of the game, and more importantly, used the time to acclimatise to the notoriously difficult English weather. “We’ve had a chance to get acclimatised to the conditions and also the pitches, so over the last two weeks, we have learnt some of the lengths and lines we have to bowl and the pace we need to bowl at and the fields we have to set,” the seasoned off-spinner said. “It’s not going to be like back home in the Caribbean or the Asian conditions, so it was good to be here for two weeks in advance and trying to get all boxes ticked for the World Cup.” Mohammad was part of the West Indies side that was good enough to reach the final of the last 50-overs World Cup in India four years ago, before going down to champions Australia. The Trinidadian has been an integral part of the side’s success in recent years and also featured prominently last year when the Caribbean side lifted the Twenty20 World title in India. Mohammed said she believed West Indies Women could now go one step further and also pull off the 50-overs title. “I think we have a really good chance of winning this World Cup,” she asserted. “We’ve made it to the finals of the last 50-overs World Cup and I think after winning a T20 World Cup last year that is also motivating us to want to win the 50-over world Cup as well. The spirit in the camp is excellent and we’re looking like we will win this.” West Indies will play official ICC warm-up games against Pakistan and South Africa next week before opening their campaign against reigning champions Australia on June 26. This year, the World Cup will be contested under a round-robin format and Mohammad warned that all the teams would pose a serious threat to West Indies. “We can’t underestimate any of the teams because all these teams have played in these conditions before, and we were very fortunate to be here for two weeks to acclimatise to these conditions,” she explained. “All the games will be tough but we just need to play one game at a time.” The World Cup runs from June 24 to July 23.last_img read more

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Flying start for Excelsior in ISSA urban netball

first_imgDefending Corporate Area and all-island senior schoolgirl netball champions Excelsior High are off to a good start this year. In their first match in the second round, of the ISSA urban competition on Wednesday, they defeated Merl Grove 48-14 in a Group Two encounter at the Leila Robinson Courts. After winning six games in the preliminary round coach Christopher Smart was pleased with his team’s good start in the second round. “It was an okay win for us. The opponents were not as strong as I had hoped, but our girls did reasonably well. I started a strong team to see what they were going to look like in the second round, but as I have said, my opponents were not strong enough, so we are looking forward to Friday’s game against Camperdown,” said Smart, who thinks the east Kingston-based girls will give his team a tougher challenge. With the impressive Rocoya Douglas at the goal-shooting position in partnership with goal attack Rayanna Myers, Excelsior dominated the first two quarters 13-3 and 30-5 before resting most of their top players for the remainder of the game to pull off their easy win. Camperdown have also been doing well. They joined the defending champions atop the group with six points after getting by Ardenne 44-10. Former champions the Queen’s School were also winners after defeating St Andrew High 52-37. Last year’s beaten finalists Gaynstead, St Catherine High and St Andrew Technical were winners in Group One action. The Dalton Hinds-coached Gaynstead outclassed Jose Marti 53-3, while St Catherine overcame a stubborn Holy Childhood 39-31 and STATHS squeezed out a narrow one-goal win over Meadowbrook with a 22-21 victory .last_img read more

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Strong second half propels Azkals past Maldives

first_imgPhivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Ramsay immediately tried his luck from range just seconds after the restart and the Azkals played with a spring in their step, pressing high and looking to always win the ball early.Aside from his goal, Strauss did what he does best, hunting the ball in dangerous areas especially when the hosts tried to build from the back.His persistence in the 69th minute paid off when he stabbed the ball home from close range after Reichelt and Luke Woodland were denied by the post. A moment of indecision in defense allowed the Maldives topull the goal back late on, but the Azkals did enough to get maximum points, prompting Cooper to hail the character of his squad.“I mean we can say two things about consistency: performance and result. This was purely about result,” he said. “It’s a difficult place to play, its a hard stadium to play in. They (Maldives) werefull of spirit. And it made it more difficult because our first half performance wasn’t up to the standard of the character of the team.The missed penalty was a blow because a lot of times when you miss a penalty, the other team comes back. Again at halftime, we had to speak quite strongly over what we could deal with the expectations and wesaw the reactions in the performance in the second half.”ADVERTISEMENT Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto Philippine Azkals celebrate goal against Maldives. Photo from Cedelf Tupas/INQUIRERnetMALE – Playing the Maldives in its home stadium was always going to be a tricky encounter for the Philippines.Not only were they going to deal with a team that had ambitions to progress further in World Cup Qualifying, the Azkals also had players far from their best fitness levels since their seasons with their clubs had already been wrapped up a few weeks ago.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees The Azkals arrived in Dubai late Friday, needing to rest and recoverfor the duel against Syria on Tuesday at Rashid Stadium. Tied with China with seven points from the first five matches, the Azkals remain in the thick of the fight of the Top 2 finish that could see them make the third round of qualifying for the first time in history.But the Syrians are the only unbeaten team in the group and have already beaten the Azkals, 5-2, at Panaad Stadium two months ago.“We’ve seen them and they’ve seen us and we’re able to learn more about them in the last few matches,” said Cooper. “We’re going to need every player to play well on Tuesday.”Azkals manager Dan Palami was happy to see the team taking steps atthe right direction as players have stepped up to the challenge in the last three matches.“It’s great to see the team bounce back after the loss to Syria with seven points from the last three games,” said Palami. “We’ve got a great momentum and a atmosphere within the team. The players are inhigh spirits and they know what’s expected of them. Hopefully, we’re able to carry that over to the match against Syria.”Palami also gave credit to Philippine Football Federation president Nonong Araneta for making sure the team’s needs are taken care of in this crucial stretch of the qualifiers.“The leadership of Sir Nonong has been instrumental in our qualifying campaign,” said Palami. “Getting the results in the last three matches would not have been possible if he had not taken an active role inhelping us prepare the team for matches.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Rondina, Pons off to strong start in final SEA Games tune up No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas PLAY LIST 01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee The pressure to follow up that huge performance against China last month was also mounting with Azkals coach Scott Cooper needing to find a level of consistency in their play regardless of the pedigree of theopposition.The start was tepid and erratic, but the Azkals did come away with a 2-1 victory on the strength of an improved second half that saw Iain Ramsay score his first goal in more than two years and Patrick Strauss bagging his second goal of the qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Cooper was pleased at the way his team responded after half-time. Patrick Reichelt had just missed a penalty in the 38th minute and the hosts were growing in confidence just before the break.“It was a colourful, pointed and direct,” said Cooper. “There were no grey areas on the feelings expressed by players and I think anyone could have noticed that something must’ve happened at halftime just at the way they responded in the second half.” View comments MOST READlast_img read more

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Fire destroys Sophia home

first_imgA family of four is now counting their losses after an afternoon fire destroyed the front building of a Lot 5 BlockThe gutted Lot 5 Block R North Sophia homeR North Sophia, Greater Georgetown property.The fire began at about 18:15h. It is suspected to have originated in the bottom flat of the building and quickly caught onto a mattress before reaching a wooded beam and engulfing the rest of the house. At the time of the fire, no one was at home.Mahadeo Mansaram, who lives next door, related that his daughter was the one who noticed the smoke emanating from the building and raised an alarm.He explained that he, along with neighbours formed a bucket brigade and contained the fire until the Guyana Fire Service arrived on the scene.A speedy response by the Fire Service ensured that the blaze was contained to one building and minor scorches to the neighbouring properties, despite having limited water in the truck.One of the occupants of the building, Daniel Beckles related to Guyana Times that the property is uninsured and had it recently valued at $17 million.Up to press time, the origins of the fire remains unknown as Fire Service officials are still investigating the incident.last_img read more

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Real collaborating with FIFA transfer inquest

first_img0Shares0000MADRID, Spain, January 26 – Real Madrid director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno has insisted the European champions will collaborate with FIFA over any investigation into their recruiting of players under the age of 18. Madrid sports daily AS reported on Monday that football’s governing body had requested information from Real on any foreign national players under the age of 18 registered in 22 youth teams with which Real Madrid have agreements.“Firstly, we are in agreement with FIFA on this matter,” said Buragueno at the unveiling of Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva as a Madrid player on Monday.“We are continuing to collaborate with them in everything they ask of us.“We have peace of mind with the procedures at Real Madrid.”Barcelona are currently serving a one-year, two transfer window, ban on signing players handed down by FIFA due to irregularities in the signing of non-Spanish minors between 2009 and 2013.“FIFA is currently gathering all the relevant information and documentation in order to be in a position to properly assess the matter,” a FIFA spokesman said in a statement to AFP.“No formal disciplinary proceedings have been opened at this stage.”Madrid beat off competition from around Europe to seal the signature of 16-year-old Norwegian teen prodigy Martin Odegaard last week from Stromsgodset.However, Odegaard’s move is not likely to fall foul of FIFA’s rules as European players can move freely from the age of 16 as long as certain educational criteria are fulfilled.Whilst Odegaard is expected to play out the rest of the season with Madrid’s reserve side, Real Madrid Castilla, under the orders of French legend Zinedine Zidane, Silva insisted he is ready to be called upon immediately by boss Carlo Ancelotti.The 21-year-old sealed a deal worth a reported 14 million euros ($15.8 million, £10.5 million) on Friday and arrives fresh from winning the Brazilian championship for the second consecutive year with Cruzeiro.“I have had a week of pre-season training with Cruzeiro and I have done a lot of physical work,” he said.“This afternoon I am going to train with the first team to try and adapt as soon as possible.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Free Wi-Fi installed at commercial vehicle inspection stations in Northeast B.C.

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. — The provincial government announced today that it has installed free Wi-Fi at three commercial vehicle inspection stations in Northeast B.C.The government said it is currently in the process of installing free Wi-Fi at all weigh scales and inspection stations across the province, which it said will improve safety and efficiency for professional drivers. The Wi-Fi-enabled inspection stations will allow commercial drivers to check DriveBC for highway delays or closures affecting their route, obtain transport permits for future trips, and stay connected to family, friends, and colleagues back home.On average, the government said that Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement officers conduct more than 25,000 vehicle inspections each year, issuing violation tickets and removing unsafe vehicles from provincial roadways on a daily basis.- Advertisement -24 inspection stations across the province now have free Wi-Fi, including the following stations in Northeast B.C.:Fort Nelson – 2809 Alaska Highway North, Fort NelsonFort St. John – 9011 Alaska Highway North, Fort St. JohnPouce Coupe – 13350 Highway 2, Dawson CreekWi-Fi is also available at the following inspection stations in the rest of the province:Prince George North – 1581 John Hart Highway, Prince GeorgeRed Rock – 360-1011 4th Ave., Prince GeorgeTerrace – 2916 Highway 16 East, TerraceTete Jaune Cache – Junction of Highway 5 and Highway 16, ValemountVanderhoof – Junction of Highway 16 and Highway 27, VanderhoofDuncan North – 7201 Trans-Canada Highway, DuncanHaig – 63620 Highway 7, HopeHunter Creek – 58705 Trans-Canada Highway, HopeLaidlaw – 58710 Trans-Canada Highway, HopeNordel – 8150 Nordel Way, DeltaParksville – 1326 Island Highway East, Nanoose BayPacific – 316-176th St., SurreyCastlegar – 310 Highway 3, CastlegarGolden – 2570 N. Trans-Canada Highway, GoldenKamloops Eastbound – 2575 W. Trans-Canada Highway, KamloopsKamloops Westbound – 2650 W. Trans-Canada Highway, KamloopsKaleden – 100 Main Street, PentictonQuesnel – 3870 Highway 97 North, QuesnelSparwood – 17 km east of Sparwood on Highway 3, SparwoodVernon – 6775 Highway 97, VernonYahk – Junction of Highway 3 and Highway 95, Yahklast_img read more

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Niko Krancjar starting to come good says Rangers assistant boss

first_img“It’s hard to put a timescale on it, but you can only praise his application and his desire for doing it.” David Weir believes Niko Krancjar is starting to come good for Rangers after scoring the opener in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Partick Thistle.The Croatian midfielder was the standout performer as the Ibrox club claimed just their third Scottish Premiership win of the season.He found the net after 33 minutes, hitting back at his critics who claim he is yet to impose himself on a Rangers team that has suffered its struggles of late.“From day one the manager has said he’s catching up,” said Mark Warburton’s right-hand man. “He’s a top-level player. You don’t play 80 times for Croatia, play in World Cups and European Championships without having a level of ability.“It’s up to us to get him back to that level of fitness and that level of consistency. He showed today and he has done in flashes throughout the season the level he has. Our job is to get him to that stage.“You saw today he’s more than capable of doing it. It’s about trying to maximise that.“He’s working so hard. He trains hard every day, he does extras every day. He’s very conscientious in his work and he’s dedicated to what he’s doing.last_img read more

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18 years of freedom for Nelson Mandela

first_imgOn 11 February 1990 the Sunday Timesnewspaper published the first photoof Nelson Mandela seen in 27years. Photos of prisoners were prohibitedunder the apartheid regime. WithMandela is then State President FWde Klerk A special Monday edition of the WeeklyMail, published on 12 February 1990,celebrated Mandela’s releaseKhanyi MagubaneOn 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison, a free man, after serving 27 years of a life sentence imposed by the apartheid government. The world watched as South Africa was suddenly catapulted on the journey to democracy.Mandela appeared from the gates of the Victor Verster prison in Paarl, Western Cape, hand-in-hand with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who was then his wife. His appearance was met with mass euphoria as hundreds had gathered to witness this historic occasion. Both local and international media jostled for the perfect picture or video footage, as Mandela, dressed in a light brown suit, smiled and greeted the crowds before punching a fist in the air, in the “Amandla” tradition.Mandela was then whisked away to Cape Town, to deliver his first speech as a free man. At about 8pm that evening, he appeared on the balcony of Cape Town’s City Hall to address about 50 000 people assembled to listen to him. He opened his speech with these words: “I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands. On this day of my release, I extend my sincere and warmest gratitude to the millions of my compatriots and those in every corner of the globe who have campaigned tirelessly for my release.”In his speech, he spelt out the way forward for the country, to unite races and forge a future based on the foundation of democracy. He spoke of the need to address the social ills and disintegration of the family structure caused by the fight against apartheid. He then closed his speech, using a quotation from the June 1964 Treason Trial, which is where he was convicted on treason charges, and sentenced to life imprisonment:“In conclusion I wish to quote my own words during my trial in 1964. They are true today as they were then: ‘I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.’”After his conviction, Mandela was sent to Robben Island. He served his sentence there for 18 years before being transferred to Pollsmoor Prison on the mainland in 1982. The campaign to release him from prison started as early as 1980, when then-African National Congress (ANC) president, the late Oliver Reginald Tambo, began drumming up international support for Mandela’s release.After 10 years of lobbying, the apartheid government, under the leadership of FW de Klerk, succumbed to pressure. On the 2nd of February 1990, then-president De Klerk announced the lifting of the ban on the ANC and other liberation movements and said that Mandela would soon be released.Four years after his release, on 10 May 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected president. During his inaugural speech, he closed his address with these powerful words: “Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world. Let freedom reign.” Mandela served one five-year term and retired in 1999.Useful linksNelson Mandela MuseumThe ANCThe Nelson Mandela’s children’s fund46664 – an Aids organisation started by Mandela using his prison numberlast_img read more

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Marketing Day: Facebook Ads Manager, B2B influencers & more

first_img HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Facebook Ads Manager, B2B influencers & more Recent Headlines From MarTech Today, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Marketing Technology:As addressable TV becomes more pervasive, here’s how to find your audienceJul 16, 2018 by Justin FreidContributor Justin Freid suggests a variety of data sources that you can employ to improve TV advertising results.Connect with passionate marketers — rates increase next week!Jul 16, 2018 by MarTech TodayThere are others like you. We’ve met tens of thousands of them. People who share your passion for harnessing the potential of modern marketing and marketing technologies. People who implement best practices… and occasionally color outside the lines to get results.YouTube’s Copyright Match Tool finds videos uploaded without the creator’s permissionJul 16, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesThe first batch of creators to get access to the new tool will be limited to channels with more than 100,000 subscribers.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:How to Build a Browse Abandonment Email Series, SalesforceHow to Maximize Your Instagram Advertising Efforts Using Video, Clix MarketingThe ROI of Social Media [Infographic], Infographic JournalYour Editorial Calendar is Not Your Content Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing InstituteThe post Marketing Day: Facebook Ads Manager, B2B influencers & more appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Marketing Day: Facebook Ads Manager, B2B influencers & more Marketing Day: Facebook Ads Manager, B2B influencers & moreYou are here: Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Activating B2B influencers across earned, owned, shared & paid mediaJul 16, 2018 by Michael BritoThere are lots of ways to involve influencers in your B2B marketing. Contributor Michael Brito explores a few key options.Facebook says ‘tens of thousands’ of people opt in to take its user surveys every weekJul 16, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesA team of more than 100 user researchers collect and analyze feedback to help inform product decisions.Webinar: Close the Online/Offline Data Gap with AI-driven Call IntelligenceJul 16, 2018 by Digital Marketing DepotWith mobile search and voice interactions on the rise, it’s more important than ever to make phone calls a critical part of your data-driven marketing strategy. And thanks to recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI), you can now derive valuable real-time insights from inbound phone conversations.New features in the Facebook Ads Manager app make building ads on mobile easierJul 16, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesThe ad-creation tool has five new features, including the ability to include overlays, stickers, logos and more.center_img Related postsThe California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019Lytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Posted on 17th July 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more

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