Geje Eustaquio, Filipinos banner ONE: Hero’s Ascent in Manila

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Moraes (17-3) was the first to score a victory when he submitted Eustaquio (11-6) via guillotine choke 3:54 into the second round of their March 2015 fight. Eustaquio got his revenge three years later when he earned a split decision win to take the flyweight strap. 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 ChrissA couple more Team Lakay fighters are also slated to fight in the card with former featherweight champion Honorio Banario (14-7) taking on undefeated Lowen Tynanes (9-0) in the quarterfinals of the ONE lightweight World Grand Prix.The winner in the eight-man tournament will get a crack at the lightweight title that Eduard Folayang currently holds. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Rodtang made his ONE Super Series debut in September with a dominating decision win over Sergio Wielzen while Khaled, who trains in Thailand, will make his debut in the promotion.In another Super Series bout, Brown Pinas of Holland will take on Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy.Pinas looks to build on his knockout of Yohan Fairtex in November while Bangpleenoi will make his ONE Championship debut.Elias Mahmoudi of France will make his ONE Super Series debut against Japan’s Yukinori Ogasawara.Back into the mixed martial arts picture, South Korea’s Sung Jong Lee decided to remain in the featherweight division and he will fight the debuting Tang Kai of China.Malaysia’s Mohammed Bin Mahmoud is set to take on Hiroaki Suzuki in the Super Series.Starting off the card are strawweights Egi Rozten of Indonesia and Himanshu Kaushik of India.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk UST’s EJ Laure to skip UAAP Season 81 ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi 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 MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Banario is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Rahul Raju back in November and that win was his sixth victory in seven matches. Tynanes, meanwhile, owns a win over Folayang when the two fought in December of 2012 and the undefeated Hawaiian will make his return to the cage after three years. Danny Kingad looks to pick up where he left off and sustain his strong form in 2019 after sweeping his three fights in 2018.Kingad (8-1) will take on Japan’s Tatsumitsu Wada in a bout between flyweight championship contenders.Thailand’s rising star Rodtang Jitmuangnon will return to the ONE Super Series on a Muay Thai bout against Tunisia’s Fahdi Khaled.ADVERTISEMENT Photo from ONE ChampionshipMANILA, Philippines—ONE Championship is starting off 2019 with a bang with its first trilogy set as ONE world flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio puts his title on the line against rival Adriano Moraes in ONE: Hero’s Ascent on January 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.Eustaquio and Moraes split their first two title meetings and they will now have a chance to settle things once and for all in Team Lakay’s home country.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View commentslast_img read more

Father of 3 charged for unlawful wounding

first_imgA 31-year-old resident of Fair’s Rust, Mackenzie, Linden, was released on $50,000 bail after he denied a charge of unlawful wounding when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.Teon Allen denied that on October 28, 2018, he unlawfully and maliciously wounding Norbert Beckles with intent to disable, disfigure or cause him grievous bodily harm.The incident allegedly occurred at Victory Valley, Wismar, Linden. The defendant was represented by Attorney Yondessa Welcome who requested reasonable bail for her client. In her bail application, Welcome told the court that her client is a father of three. The prosecution did not object to bail.The case will continue on December 19.last_img read more

West Watuka farmers raise issues of access to water

first_imgResidents of the West Watuka farming community in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Wednesday voiced a number of concerns with Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes.Members of the farming community took the opportunity to voice their concerns during a visit by the Minister, who was at the time distributing farming tools. Chairman of the community’s Farmers Development Council Arthur Johnson pointed to some major concerns, including inaccessibility to water.He said that farmers are forced to fetch water from the West Watuka residential area. The area’s farming community has approximately 103 live-in farmers and approximately 50 per cent of these have families. The section of the community consists of approximately 700 metres of land. Farmers indicated that though water is obtained from a canal, it is too far away.A farmer told this publication that the water lines are cut off at the residential area.“One of our biggest concerns right now in this community is water…we asking all the relevant authorities and they saying they don’t have pipe, they don’t have manpower,” Johnson told the Minister.He noted that farmers are willing to do self-help if given the pipelines.Speaking to Johnson and the Minister via cell phone, Managing Director of the Guyana Water Inc, Dr Richard Van West-Charles said he will seek to have a company representative visit the area, noting that the company will try its best to respond. The Minister promised to follow-up.Meanwhile, a fourth form student of the community also shared her concerns.“My main concern is internet and street lights because sometimes we come from lesson late in the night and the road does be dark,” she explained.Farmer Ernestine Culpeper also noted that students in the area have to walk long distances to receive internet access.The Minister said she will lobby with Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes for an internet hub to be set up in the farming community, while Johnson noted that the community centre can be utilised.Minister Broomes said the situation regarding street lights is a major and “ridiculous” one as she promised to liaison to have it corrected.“We do have a street lights project pushing. I’m going to get Minister Patterson and this is no promise but things I will act upon,” she said.Speaking with this publication, farmers also called on the relevant authorities to look into the state of the community’s access road which is in a deplorable condition.They noted that this affects the transport of their produce and in some cases, they are made to pay high taxi fares. The farmers also pointed to the lack of landline telephones, limited opportunities in acquiring farmland and inaccessibility to loans.Minister Broomes told residents that she will relay their concerns to relevant Ministers while noting that she will also seek to have Regional Member of Parliament Jermaine Figueira visit the area along with a local team. The Minister also visited the recently burnt-out Victory Valley Community Centre and made a donation of a wheelchair to a resident of West Watuka.last_img read more


first_imgGAA bosses have backed Jim McGuinness in his sacking of defender Kevin Cassidy, can reveal.We understand that the Board were informed of the decision and took the view that the Donegal manager was right to remove the Gaoth Dobhair man from the county panel.A source said: “Jim’s in charge of team affairs. Simple as that. The Board would never interfere and have given Jim their full support.” The reason for the decision was because Cassidy had given a journalist details of the pre-match tactics of Donegal. And not because of the verbal attack on his predecessor.Cassidy has released a statement today to the Gaelic Life newspaper.On the issue of John Joe Doherty’s management, he said: “I’m not trying to get at anybody. I spoke to John Joe and Tony (Boyle). When we discussed it I assured them I did not set out to hurt anyone or be negative.“What was in the book was how I felt at the time and that was it. I decided (the participation in the book) was going to be honest and how I saw things and felt there was no point leaving things out to be nice to this person and that.” COUNTY BOARD BACK McGUINNESS OVER CASSIDY SACKING was last modified: November 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Jim McGuinnessKevin Cassidylast_img read more


first_imgTermon GAA have pulled out all the stops for their annual 5K which takes place tonight, Thursday July 3rd.The Race is AA registered and is part of the Donegal Grapnd Prix Series. But this 5k is open to all walkers & runners, men, women & children who would like to take part, get fit & enjoy a fun evening out. This 5k is a flat, fast course and starts at at 7.30pm.The runners & walkers will start from An Craoibhinn, Termon & finish at Termon GAA pitch. Pre Registration will take place at Termon pitch on Wednesday 2nd July from 7pm till 8pm and again on the Thursday evening from 5pm at An Craoibhinn. The cost per entry is €5 per runner / walker & €10 for family registration.Refreshments and prize giving awards will take place afterwards in An Craoibhinn. Termon GAA would like to invite any runners or walkers to come join them in their 2014 Annual 5k and appreciate your support.All details will be posted on their dedicated Facebook page or contact Danny on 087 9384702.  ALL ROADS LEAD TO TERMON FOR TONIGHT’S ANNUAL 5K was last modified: July 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalTermon 5Klast_img read more


first_imgKey services at Letterkenny Hospital are under threat as a result of further budget cuts revealed in the HSE West Service Plan, according to Donegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue.The Fianna Fáil Deputy has said he is gravely concerned about the impact on patients of the cuts to Donegal health service this year.“Letterkenny General Hospital spent approximately €105 million in 2011. This was an n €8 million overspend on their allocated budget,” said Deputy McConalogue. “The HSE plan has now cut this budget to €92.7 million for 2012 – a reduction of €4.3 million on last year.  The plan has been approved by the Minister for Health James Reilly and he has insisted that all hospitals must now come in on budget. This would mean a reduction in spending at Letterkenny General Hospital this year of over €12 million.  Such a significant cut in one year is totally unacceptable and would put unbearable pressure on the hospitals services.“The policy that Minister Reilly and the HSE have chosen must be reconsidered. They are imposing sweeping cuts with no consideration of a hospital’s efficiency, quality of care or the impact on patients of reduced services. Letterkenny General Hospital has been rated among the top three hospitals in the country in terms of value for money and efficiency.“When I raised this issue at the Oireachtas Health Committee with the Minister Reilly and the Chief Executive of the HSE Cathal McGee, they said Letterkenny will be forced to scale back services in order to reduce their budget. The approach is to simply cut headline budget figures for short term financial gain, without any regard for the impact on patient care.“The progress in developing services at Letterkenny General Hospital over the years is now being put in danger by the decision to force a budget cut of almost 11% in one year.  Pacemaker and defibrillator insertion services have already been suspended at the end of last year as a result of budget curtailments.  Now patients have to travel to Dublin and Galway to get this service. “There is no doubt that this budget reduction will lead to more services at Letterkenny being suspended or curtailed. It will make it difficult for the hospital to continue to attract the top medical professionals into the future.“Health services are not a luxury and they must be protected.   Minister James Reilly must get the message loud and clear that the people of Donegal will not stand over any downgrading of Letterkenny General Hospital,” said Deputy McConalogue. KEY SERVICES AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL UNDER THREAT – TD was last modified: February 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:KEY SERVICES AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL UNDER THREAT – TDlast_img read more

Double-punch of celebrity trials debated

first_imgWhen Robert Blake’s jury found him liable for his wife’s murder after he had been acquitted in a criminal trial, O.J. Simpson said he and Blake had been subjected to double jeopardy. But legal experts believe it just may be an example of celebrity justice. “This was absolutely a celebrity verdict,” said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson. “This was O.J. all over again. The jury is saying, ‘You got away with murder in the criminal case. Now we’ll make you pay big time.”‘ On Friday, a jury ordered the former “Baretta” star to pay $30 million to Bonny Lee Bakley’s four children, saying Blake “intentionally caused the death” of his wife, who was gunned down in 2001 in the actor’s car outside a restaurant where the couple had just dined. “The criminal justice system struggles with fame and fortune,” Kellermann said, adding that the remedy of a civil suit usually kicks in when there are “rich people with high-profile trials where a wrong is perceived to have happened.” She said her research on reactions to the O.J. Simpson verdict showed the public overwhelmingly believed that the prosecution had not proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt. “But a large percentage of the public also thought he was guilty,” Kellermann said, and they supported revisiting the case in civil court. She also said those who believe strongly in the rights of due process feel the civil trial is a form of double jeopardy and is unfair. “But those who believe that too many people are going free because of a failed criminal justice system feel that the civil suit is correcting a wrong,” she said. In the Blake case, jurors didn’t indicate what specific evidence caused them to find Blake responsible but felt $30 million was appropriate. M. Gerald Schwartzbach, the attorney who represented Blake in his criminal trial, said the actor had disclosed early on that he was broke and owed more money to the Internal Revenue Service than he has in assets. He tried to settle the case but the family refused, Schwartzbach said. He believes Bakley’s children wouldn’t have sued the 72-year-old actor if he had not been a celebrity. “The idea that celebrities get a break is a fiction,” Schwartzbach said. Bakley’s daughter, Holly Gawron, said after the verdict she did not care if she received any of the money the jury assessed against Blake. But her lawyer, Eric Dubin, who virtually gave up his law practice for three years to pursue the case, clearly thought otherwise and is expected to pursue Blake for the money. Attorney Steve Cron, who has represented high-profile defendants in the past, said some of his clients were acquitted and not sued in civil court. “It’s the fact that someone is perceived as having the potential and the wherewithal to pay that makes the difference,” he said. The wealthy defendant who is acquitted is the most obvious target for a civil suit, Cron said. Asked if the law is discriminatory against the rich, Cron said, “It could apply to poor people but they don’t have the assets to go after. Does it strike me as unfair? No.” During the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. frequently suggested that the mother of a boy who claimed the singer molested him was planning a civil suit to collect money from the superstar. Since Jackson’s acquittal, no such suit has materialized. But the mother has additional problems because she has been charged with welfare fraud. Even if Blake or Simpson had not been held civilly liable, publicity from a celebrity trial can do enormous damage not faced by the average defendant. “Even if Blake was found not liable, he was forever tainted,” Levenson said. “Celebrities live by the media and they die by the media.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Simpson also was acquitted of killing his wife and her friend but was assessed damages of $33.5 million in a civil case. He has paid almost none of it to the victims’ families. “I couldn’t have paid $1 or $1 million,” said Simpson, who spoke by phone from his Florida home. “They had taken everything I had.” Simpson added he believes those involved in the Blake case will write books in order to make money they cannot collect from Blake. Kathy Kellermann of the Los Angeles office of Trial Behavior Consulting has done research on public reactions to the two-trial system. She said it is favored by members of the public who feel that the criminal justice system “is broken” and cannot handle wealthy or famous defendants when asked to find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The civil system requires a lower standard of proof, a finding that it is more likely than not that the person is responsible for the crime. last_img read more

Volleyball Earns a 3-1 Road Win at Loyola

first_img ESPN+ Full Schedule Roster Watch Live Bradley 10/5/2018 – 7 p.m. Next Game: Box Score (HTML) center_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Box Score (PDF) Story Links CHICAGO, Ill. – The Drake University volleyball evened its Missouri Valley Conference record with a 3-1 win at Loyola Saturday, Sept. 29, evening.The Bulldogs pushed past Loyola by set scores of 25-22, 25-19, 14-25, 25-23. Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) led Drake (13-5, 2-2 MVC) with 14 kills on 33 attempts along with 14 digs. Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) and Natalie Fry (Allen, Texas) also had a strong night in the middle with a combined 20 kills between the pair.Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) engineered that offensive attack with 30 assists while adding 11 digs for another double-double. Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) added 22 digs on defense for the Bulldogs.Drake rebounded from a subpar offensive night in Friday’s loss at Valparaiso to hit .282 in defeating Loyola (11-6, 3-2 MVC).The Ramblers had four players hit in double figures in kills with Gabi Maciagowski leading the way with 14 kills on 28 attempts. Aspinwall helped serve up a 5-2 run to close the first set for the Bulldogs and the second set was never in doubt as the Bulldogs led from start-to-finish for the 25-19 win to take a 2-0 lead in the match.However, Loyola answered by opening the third set with a 7-0 lead as Drake struggled to convert offensively. The Ramblers capitalized on Drake’s brief lapse to take the third set, 25-14.Drake recovered and hit .385 in the fourth set to push past the Ramblers, 25-23, to take the set and the match, 3-1.Drake closed its first conference road trip with a 1-1 mark and returns home next to begin a three-game homestand against Bradley, Illinois State and Indiana State. The homestand begins Friday, Oct. 5, against Bradley at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Council investigating illegal dump of toxic waste at Inishowen site

first_imgDonegal Council County is continuing to carry out an investigation into the illegal dump of toxic waste at a site in Bridgend. It is understood that the hundreds of thousands of tonnes of the waste has been buried at the site in Bonemaine, Bridgend.Concerns have previously been raised that a Northern Ireland Waste Disposal company could be using the site as an illegal dumping ground. The Donegal County Council said: “These works involve detailed site investigation and sampling works that will inform a tier 2 assessment of the site in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Code of Practice on Environmental Risk Assessment for sites of this nature.“It is anticipated that works on site will be concluded in the coming weeks.”Council investigating illegal dump of toxic waste at Inishowen site was last modified: August 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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