Pacquiao back in site of biggest victories

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college There’s still hope Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers But it’s going to be more than that for Pacquiao, whose career enjoyed a revival since last scoring his first knockout in almost a decade last year.“It’s very important for me (KO win) because I want to prove something, this being my first fight since I turned 40,” said Pacquiao in Filipino.His performance against Broner could also affect the prospects of his rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is partly promoting the 12-round bout.Pacquiao and Broner will meet face-to-face here in Tuesday’s Grand Arrival festivities.“I can’t wait to be on the ring,” said Pacquiao, who is fighting for the first time in the United States since his triumph over Jessie Vargas in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT And no one is more excited than the eight-division champion, whose face once again adorned the gigantic, bright billboards that greeted Team Pacquiao as it descended into The Strip.“I’m very excited,” exclaimed Pacquiao. “It feels good to be back.”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 ChrissHe will fight Adrien Broner on Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila) to defend his WBA welterweight crown.The odds continued to favor Pacquiao. The lines didn’t change from when the bout was announced: A $280 bet on Pacquiao wins $100. A $100 wager on the 29-year-old Broner, a four-division champ, will win $230. The MGM Grand is especially close to Pacquiao’s heart because it was the venue of his watershed moment in 2001, when he stopped Lehlo Ledwaba and formally announced to the boxing world that he had arrived.It also bore witness to his crushing victories over the likes of Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton and Oscar De La Hoya.The last time Pacquiao fought here was in 2016, when he soundly beat Tim Bradley.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao’s eyes glistened as he disembarked from his shiny black Mercedes Benz van right in front of the MGM Grand lobby.On a cold and rainy Monday evening, Pacquiao stepped right back to the site of some of his spectacular conquests after fighting elsewhere the past two years due to tax problems.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

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Liberians in Sierra Leone Build ‘Protective Fence’ Around Embassy

first_imgAmb. Ruhle (2nd from right) with the PDLSL leadership.The Professional Diaspora Liberians in Sierra Leone (PDLSL), a consortium of professional Liberians residing in Freetown, Sierra Leone, has made a financial contribution to constructing a perimeter fence around then newly acquired land of the Liberian Embassy in Freetown.The chairman of the Professional Diaspora Liberians in Sierra Leone said the project is aimed at protecting the premises of the Liberian Embassy in that neighboring country.The donation of US$1,340, according to the Liberian Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Madam Musu Jatu Ruhle, is an act of people contributing to projects meant to be supported by the national government of their own country, which she said is uncommon in many parts of Africa, mainly in the sub-region.“I am thrilled by this act of sacrifice from professional individuals who, in fact, are fellow Liberians in Sierra Leone,” Amb. Ruhle said as she received the donation from the leadership of Professional Diaspora Liberians in the country.She described the Liberians’ gift as “sacrificial love of dynamism and patriotism.”“I hope that other Liberians, not only in Sierra Leone, but in other parts of the world, will see a reason to do likewise for communities larger than Freetown,” Ruhle said.Earlier, the chairman of the PDLSL, Gregory Sneh Tugbeh, said Liberians giving back to a neighboring country signifies one’s love for his/her country of origin.“This contribution is little, but we are impressed and humbled to have acquired the opportunity to make a contribution to the construction of these pillars to protect the premises of our Embassy from encroachment,” Tugbeh said.A dispatch from Freetown says that the new project is taking place on number two Spur Road, Freetown, and it is expected to finish anytime soon.The PDLSL is described as the most proactive of several Liberian Diaspora organizations that are formally registered with the Liberian Embassy in Freetown under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Diaspora Liberians’ engagement program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Great weekend at Dawson Creek Mile Zero Cashspiel

first_imgTaking part in this Cashspiel included three teams from China and over 30 teams from the Peace Country and Edmonton area. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek Mile Zero Cashspiel took place over the weekend, November 22 to the 24, at the Dawson Creek Curling Club. The Destiny Vandale team out of Tumbler Ridge won the junior championship on Sunday against the Casey Patterson team, which put them in the lead for overall standings in the Lake View Credit Union Junior Division of the Tour.Advertisement The next part of the Peace Curling Tour takes place on December 6 to the 8 in Fort St. John. Also at the Cashspiel, the Special Olympic Division of the Tour kicked off their inaugural games between the Dawson Creek Tornados and the Fort St. John Lightning in Dawson Creek on November 24, and they will be a part of the upcoming Fort St. John spiel and Tour Championship in Sexsmith in January 2020.center_img Winning the Competitive Divison was Graham Powell over the Shawn Donnelly foursome out of Edmonton. The young Courtland Sonnenberg team out of Grande Prairie won the Cora Breakfast and Lunch Challenge Division championship. – Advertisement -This event was the fourth out of five qualifying events for the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Peace Curling Tour Championship which will take place January 10 to the 12, 2020 in Sexsmith.last_img read more

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Lancers advance with sluggish win

first_imgAfter El Modena’s Samantha Meggison hit a layup with 38 seconds left to cut the Vanguards’ deficit to 49-46, the Lancers responded by scoring the last six points of the game on free throws, including four by senior guard Amanda Alvarez, to end the upset bid. “We made the plays when we had to make them,” Wiard said. The Vanguards (15-11) stayed within striking distance throughout a first half riddled by fouls and rushed shots by both sides. The Lancers were visibly frustrated and unable to execute their offense, and last year’s Tribune Player of the Year, Candice Brown, went scoreless in the first half and was plagued by early foul trouble. With the Lancers holding a 21-15 lead entering the second half, Brown finally came up with two early baskets but picked up her fourth foul with just 5:34 left in the third quarter. The Vanguards then went on a 10-2 run to take their first lead, 28-27, since the opening shot. But Alvarez came to the rescue with two big 3-pointers in the closing minutes of the quarter to put the Lancers back out in front 34-31 heading into the final period. Alvarez finished with 13 points. The Lancers then opened up their biggest lead of the game, 47-35, midway through the fourth thanks in part to two of Morgann Ellis’ three 3-pointers. Meggison carried El Modena on her shoulders to keep the game close late, scoring all but two of the Vanguards’ 15 points in the fourth quarter. She finished with a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds, and sophomore forward Lauren Gross had nine points and 14 rebounds. “I don’t think we played particularly well, but I think [El Modena] had an awful lot to do with that,” Wiard said. “They’re a good team. Meggison and Gross are good players.” Junior guard Kristen McCarthy led Amat with 15 points and Ashleigh Adams had 10. The Lancers (22-4) will play Royal, a 54-48 winner over Orange Lutheran, in the second round on Wednesday. darren.spoon@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Bishop Amat vs. El Moderna LA PUENTE — The game may not have played out the way it was supposed to, but the defending state champion Bishop Amat High School girls basketball team is still headed to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. center_img After a nine-day layoff, the Lancers looked impatient and frustrated early but stayed focused enough to hold on for a 55-46 victory over El Modena in their Division I-AA first-round game on Saturday. “We never got into a rhythm and we weren’t patient enough to run our stuff,” Bishop Amat coach Richard Wiard said. “I don’t know whether it was because our girls were a little excited because it’s the playoffs, or we hadn’t played in like nine days. It’s tough at this point in the season to take nine days off.” last_img read more

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Settlement recommended in King-Drew negligence suit

first_imgCounty supervisors today will decide whether to approve a $250,000 settlement to a medical negligence lawsuit arising from the removal of a woman’s uterus as a result of a diagnostic error at Martin Luther King Jr.-Drew Medical Center. Johnnie Mae Williams, a 40-year-old woman, arrived at MLK-Drew with gynecological complaints in March 2001. MLK personnel performed a minor surgical procedure March 6, 2001, and obtained a tissue specimen from the patient’s uterus for pathology examination. The tissue sample was taken to the pathology department, but due to a labeling error, another patient’s tissue sample was marked with Williams’ name. The pathologist examined the other patient’s tissue slides believing that the tissue belonged to Williams and erroneously diagnosed Williams with uterine cancer. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Williams underwent an operation on March 19, 2001, in which her uterus was removed. After the surgery, Williams’ uterus was examined by the pathology department, and it was determined she did not have cancer. Williams later brought a medical malpractice action against the county, which reached a tentative settlement with her on Feb. 9, 2007. The county Claims Board voted on Sept. 17 to recommend that the Board of Supervisors authorize the $250,000 settlement. last_img read more

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Wynn Resorts shares rise after $6 dividend and analyst upgrade

first_imgNEW YORK – Shares of Wynn Resorts Ltd. rose Tuesday after its board announced a $6 dividend and an analyst upgraded the casino resort company, citing a recent dip in shares. Shares gained $7.18, or 5.7 percent, to close at $132.16. The dividend will be paid Dec. 10 to shareholders of record on Nov. 30, the company’s board said. Jefferies & Co. analyst Lawrence Klatzkin upgraded the company to “buy” from “hold” and kept his $152 price target. Shares have fallen 62 percent since Oct. 2. “Recent declines in the price of Wynn stock reflect investor concerns as to the strength of the Macau gaming market,” Klatzkin said in a client note, referring to Wynn’s multibillion operation in the Chinese city. “We continue to see Macau’s gaming market to be strong and forecast it to be on track for a total market size of over $15 billion by the end of 2010.” Beyond Macau, Wynn should continue to do well in Las Vegas, and could potentially enter Japan if it wins a casino license in that country, he said. The company will likely borrow more money to finance its expansion in Macau, but even after the dividend, it will likely have “ample cash balances” of around $1.3 billion, said Morgan Stanley analyst Celeste Brown. 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

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LISTEN: Adrian Durham’s tribute to the 96 following Hillsborough verdict

first_imgFamilies of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster declared that justice had finally been done, as an inquest jury ruled the victims had been unlawfully killed.Lawyers acting for the families said the conclusions, at the end of the longest jury case in British legal history, had completely vindicated their tireless battle for the truth.Following the conclusion on Tuesday, Drivetime presenter Adrian Durham started the show by paying tribute to the 96 fans, who finally have justice after 27 years. Listen to the touching tribute above.last_img read more

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Have you seen this kitten?

first_imgCliona Gillen has launched an appeal with Donegal Daily following the disappearance of her kitten, Twilight.Twilight went missing from the Glenard/Long Lane area last night.Cliona says; “She’s an extremely friendly little kitten. If anyone has seen her or has taken her in can you please get in touch with me? Very upset little women at home.” If you have seen Twilight please don’t hesitate to contact Donegal Daily on Facebook or email info@donegaldaily.com. You can also send Cliona a personal message on her Facebook page.Have you seen this kitten? was last modified: November 6th, 2016 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:found catglenardkittenLong Lanemissing catlast_img read more

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SUPER MOVILLE MINORS IN STUNNING ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

first_imgMOVILLE’S Minors are through to the Ulster club championship semi-final after a stunning victory in Belfast this afternoon.The County Donegal champions travelled to play Antrim champions St Paul’s in west Belfast on today’s quarter-final.And they’re on their way back to Inishowen this evening with a superb victory under their belts. They beat St Paul’s on their Shaws Road ground by 4-13 to 2-07.Sarah Jane McDonald hit 1-06 in a stunning display from midfield.Kathy McLaughlin scored 2-01 from full forward while 15-year-old Sinead McGuinness scored 1-01.  SUPER MOVILLE MINORS IN STUNNING ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY was last modified: November 23rd, 2014 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:MinorsmovilleSt Paul’sUlster Championshiplast_img read more

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