Pacman may end up fighting Alvarado

first_imgCarpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonWhile Manny Pacquiao doesn’t find Mike Alvarado a palatable foe on April 14, the eight-division world champion may yet sign the contract being dangled by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.That’s because agreeing to fight Alvarado rather than his opponent of choice, Lucas Matthysse, will assure Pacquiao of a bigger, more rewarding fight against either Terence Crawford or Vasyl Lomachenko in November.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “That’s going to be up to Mr. Pacquiao,” Arum said. “I’m going to be like Switzerland having both of these guys. Both can make good money fighting Pacquiao and I’m going to let Manny, assuming everything works out in April, make the decision.”Pacquiao must hurdle Alvarado first if he wants another megabuck bout.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And to make the offer even more enticing, Pacquiao will be given the leeway to choose between Crawford or Lomachenko, both of whom are regarded among the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters.Preferring to pit his fighters against each other, Arum has Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) calendared to battle Alvarado (38-4, 26 KOs) in an ESPN card headlined by Crawford against Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 86-year-old Arum expects Pacquiao to score an impressive win, even via knockout, over Alvarado, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.Arum told Ring that Pacquiao’s fight in the fall will be against either Crawford, provided that he beats Horn, or Lomachenko.center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Padda hopes Lady Falcons find groove vs champs Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Norton hospitalised

first_img– after suspected heart attackSocial Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton was on Thursday admitted to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital for observation, after complaining of feeling unwell.Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George NortonAccording to reports reaching Guyana Times, Norton suffered “a heart attack”, and went to the Hospital with a headache, high blood pressure and slightly slurred speech. Norton, a noted ophthalmologist, made several blunders during his controversial reign as Public Health Minister. The Ministry of the Presidency said it would provide relevant updates where necessary.last_img read more

Pomeroy Sport Centre Signage $25,000 over budget

first_imgAt Monday night’s City Council meeting, council awarded the construction of two signs for the centre to National Sign Corp Investments Ltd. for almost $125,000.- Advertisement -The budget for signage was originally $100,000. Director of Infrastructure and Capital Works, Victor Shopland, blames the overage on a lack of solid concept for the signs when the budget was set.The construction will include a freestanding sign at the corner of 96 Street and 93 Avenue as well as a sign on the front of the building. There was the option of only tendering one building sign, but Shopland says commitments had already been made with the sponsors and the second sign may not have been finished this year.The extra money will come from the capital project for LED streetlight conversion. The $100,000 allocated to that project will not be used this year due to changing technology and costs.The National Sign Corp bid was the lowest bid received, despite being over budget.Advertisement Signage for the Pomeroy Sport Centre is now projected to be $25,000 over budget.last_img read more

Matasi lauds Koops as he lands Ethiopia deal

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi celebrates the win against Ethiopia during the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – Harambee Stars First Choice goalkeeper Patrick Matasi, now headed to Ethiopian club St. George, has paid glowing tribute to his former coach at AFC Leopards Jan Koops, saying the Dutchman played a crucial role in helping him learn the ropes of top flight football.Matasi on Thursday evening sealed a three-year deal to join the Ethiopian giants, putting to an end a six-month stay with 11-time Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC. “Koops was the first person who gave me an opportunity in the KPL. He believed in me even with little experience and he gave me an opportunity to be his first-choice keeper. He was always there to encourage me even as I was growing and was very patient with me,” Matasi told Capotal Sport in Ethiopia, fresh from sealing the deal.The shot stopper joined AFC Leopards from West Kenya Sugar at the start of the 2011 season after guiding the then second tier side to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield final where they lost 2-0 to Sofapaka.The goalkeeper has also paid tribute to his first football coach Fanuel Ivungwe who signed him up at West Kenya.“He literally picked me up from sugarcane plantations and brought me into the team,” Matasi said of his first tactician.Posta Rangers goalkeeper Patrick Matasi with his golden glove award during the KPL awards gala in Nairobi on December 13,2016. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAlso topping Matasi’s list of influencers include Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano and his keeper trainer Haggai Azande as well as the Posta Rangers duo of Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo and Lawrence Webo.The goalkeeper who has slowly become Kenya’s most trusted pair of hands keeping four consecutive clean sheets for the national team Harambee Stars says it is a dream come true making his first move out of the country.“This is a dream come true for me because I have worked hard for it and was always looking forward to the chance. It has finally come and I can’t explain how happy I am. I want to give my best for St. Georges and I know it will not be a walk in the park,” the keeper said.He added; “As a foreigner, you are expected to double your efforts. I know I come here to replace a very good goalkeeper (Ugandan Robert Odongkara) and the pressure is high. But I am equal to it.”Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi chats with national team osteopath Ludovic Breul during a training session at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSt. Georges have been trailing the keeper for a while now and watched him closely last Wednesday during Harambee Stars’ 0-0 draw with Ethiopia in Bahir Dar.He will become the second Kenyan keeper to play in Ethiopia after former Sofapaka and KCB keeper Zachary Onyango who played for Ethiopia Coffee in 2012.St. Georges are the heavyweights of Ethiopian football having won the league for a record 27 times and the Ethiopian Cup 11 times. They were the first professional Ethiopian football club established in1935 and were a symbol of resistance for the Ethiopians during the Italian occupation.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal fans go into meltdown over Thierry Henry’s photo

first_img1 Thierry Henry to return to Arsenal? After four and half years in America, Thierry Henry is leaving New York Red Bulls.During his time there he scored 51 times, but after announcing his decision to leave MLS the striker changed his cover photo on Facebook much to fans’ delight.In two spells in north London, Henry scored 228 goals in 337 games and moved to New York in 2010 after three years at Barcelona.Below are a selection of tweets from happy Arsenal fans…last_img

Valencia apologises for liking Mourinho sacking post

first_img0Shares0000Antonio Valencia has taken to Twitter to clarify his actionsNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has apologised after he liked a post on Instagram calling for the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.An account dedicated to the 33-year-old, called ‘teamvalencia25’, posted following United’s 0-0 draw at home to Valencia on Tuesday, saying: “I’m not even surprised about the outcome of this game. “I always look forward to our games but recently Mourinho has made watching us a punishment. Something needs to change. It’s time for Mourinho to go.”Yesterday, I liked a post on Instagram without reading the text that accompanied the picture. These are not my views and I apologise for this. I am fully supportive of the manager and my teammates. We are all giving our everything to improve the results.— Antonio Valencia (@anto_v25) October 3, 2018 The post was liked by Valencia, but he has now said sorry via a post on Twitter, explaining: “Yesterday, I liked a post on Instagram without reading the text that accompanied the picture.“These are not my views and I apologise for this. I am fully supportive of the manager and my team-mates. We are all giving our everything to improve the results.”It is not the first time a United player has found themselves in trouble for their social media activity in recent weeks.Paul Pogba was last week filmed by Sky Sports News cameras in a frosty exchange with Mourinho, who was heard to question the timing of a video the midfielder posted on Instagram.United are currently on a run of four games without a win, and have not won at home since the opening day of the season, when they beat Leicester City 2-1 on August 10.Following their goalless draw against Valencia, United’s players and Mourinho are at Carrington, their training ground, as they prepare to play Newcastle United on Saturday.The players that played on Tuesday are undergoing a recovery session, while those who were not involved are taking part in regular training.-By Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Jamaica, Bob Marley and football: a family love affair

first_img“Two things he loved were music and soccer,” says Allan “Skill” Cole, a one-time local football star who befriended the music icon in the 1960s.Cole told AFP that Marley was a football “fanatic”, and liked to organize pick-up matches with his bandmates between concerts.Cole, who is now a 68-year-old with fine gray dreadlocks, was a teenager at the time.“He wanted to do everything that we did. We trained together, we ran in the morning… The only thing he didn’t like was going to the gym,” Cole said at a hotel in the Jamaican capital Kingston.Former Jamaican footballer Allan “Skill” Cole, who eventually became the tour manager for Bob Marley and The Wailers, befriended the music icon in the 1960s © AFP / Angela WeissJust a few minutes away, at the Bob Marley Museum, among the portraits of the musician that line the walls is a photo of him on a football pitch, chest squared and socks high, 1970s style.“If I were to play him on a team, I would put him on defense — he was fearless, he loved to tackle,” said Cole, who eventually became Marley’s tour manager and even was credited with co-writing some songs, including “War.”Football is even intertwined with the story surrounding Marley’s death in 1981 of skin cancer, which first developed under his toenail.During a game, Marley was tackled and injured his toe. A closer look revealed the rare form of melanoma. Many including Cole believe that an initial infection caused the cancer, even if no medical evidence backs up the theory.“That’s where the toe first gave signs” that something was wrong,” he said.“But we didn’t take it very seriously then.”– In the name of the father –A mural at the Bob Marley Museum shows the singer playing football © AFP / Angela WeissMarley’s passion for football runs through his family.In 1998, his eldest son Ziggy recorded the official anthem of the “Reggae Boyz,” Jamaica’s men’s national football squad, when they qualified for their first World Cup.In 2014, Cedella Marley came to the rescue of the women’s team when their program was axed by the national federation and they even slipped off FIFA’s official rankings list.Thanks to Cedella, the “Reggae Girlz” quickly regained sponsors and media attention — and launched themselves right into the race for the 2019 World Cup.“She had a vision from her father. I’m fortunate to be part of it. The players are the same way, they talk about it all the time,” said head coach Hue Menzies, with an air of reverence.“She stuck her neck out for us. She has been here from day one.”In Jamaica, such a gesture does not go unnoticed.Cedella Marley (C bottom) poses with Jamaica’s ‘Reggae Girlz’ after their home victory over Panama in a pre-World Cup friendly © AFP / Angela WeissOn May 19, at the team’s last home game before the World Cup begins, the announcer at the National Stadium in Kingston thanked Cedella — a businesswoman, singer and fashion designer — at least a half-dozen times.Marley, who was in the stands, told AFP after the game — a 3-1 victory for the home team over Panama — that her passion for the sport came from her dad.Football “has been in my life since I was born, so it was only natural to be a part of it,” the 51-year-old said after embracing the players — and consoling the losing squad.“They needed help, they are women, they were being told they couldn’t play a sport that they love. So we got involved and here we are!”Even if many of the players were not even born before Bob Marley’s death, they are aware of his legacy and the power his name still holds in Jamaica.“To have a Marley behind us, it’s a great feeling,” said one of the team’s stars, striker Khadija Shaw, her eyes lighting up.“Everywhere you go, everybody knows Bob Marley.”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The entrance to the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston — the reggae legend was a major football fan, and enjoyed playing as well © AFP / Angela WeissKINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 7 – In Jamaica, the spirit of Bob Marley is inescapable: it permeates the Caribbean island nation, even its football pitches — a sign of the reggae legend’s passion for the sport.After Marley’s death, his children picked up the torch — and the country’s women’s team, who have qualified for their first-ever World Cup this summer in France, owe a lot to the musician’s daughter Cedella.last_img read more

Mayor touts gains in Valley speech

first_imgWOODLAND HILLS – Los Angeles is safer, smarter and richer, with billions in new development, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told San Fernando Valley business leaders Monday. “I want the crane to be the official bird of Los Angeles,” the mayor told the United Chambers of Commerce during a speech at the Warner Center Marriott. “We’ve got to focus on economic development. Villaraigosa trumpeted safer streets, fewer potholes, massive redevelopment and much more that he says has occurred during his two years in office. The deficit has been cut from $295 million to $93 million. And it is time, he said, for business owners to fight the few NIMBYs who get in the way of smart growth. “That means saying no to the 10 people who want to oppose projects,” he said. (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Violent crime fell for the fourth straight year in 2006, putting the city on track for its lowest murder rate since 1970. The city plans to fill 350,000 potholes this year, a third more than in 2005. There are 63 more high-rises than when he became mayor. And there is now $5 billion in new development in the works, from the $3 billion mixed-use developments at NBC Universal to two $1 billion housing and retail upgrades in North Hollywood and Woodland Hills. Villaraigosa praised school reform, the Orange Line busway and a $150 million state grant to speed up L.A. traffic. He said he wanted to refurbish Los Angeles International Airport, promote tourism, stem runaway Hollywood production and focus on transit-oriented development. last_img read more


first_imgTHERE’S just no counting for blind loyalty, but it cost one Letterkenny business €25,000 at the weekend….in a bet on Manchester United!And bookies across the county bagged a small fortune as Donegal’s legions of Man Utd fans took advantage of ‘generous’ odds on their side’s European Cup clash with Barcelona at Wembley. The well-known Letterkenny businessman couldn’t resist odds of 7/4….standing to pocket almost €19,000 if United had won.That was despite almost everyone else in the world tipping Barcelona to win the Champions League Final.In a Wembley stadium with ‘home’ fans far outnumbering Catalan followers, United could manage just 37 percent possession, muster only one shot on goal and not earn a single corner, so much did they fall under the spell of Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and their supporting cast.It was an incredible display of football by a team which will surely dominate European football for years to come. Today a close friend of the Letterkenny businessman who lost the fortune, told donegaldaily: “He’s just sick….and he’s taking a fair bit of stick over it as well.“He also made the mistake of telling everyone about his ‘great bet’ but anyone who knows anything about gambling knew Barcelona were going to eat Man United alive on Saturday.”DDTV VIDEO: OH WHAT A ‘MESSI’ – DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN BLOWS €25,000 ON MAN UTD BET was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:BarcelonaChampions LeaguegamblingletterkennyManchester Unitedlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL businessman Jason Black is heading for the top of Mount Everest.The Voodoo Club owner has sent the latest despatch – from Base Camp.Read on: SNOW AT BASE CAMP MAKING IT TOUGH TENTING TONIGHTGreat nights sleep & Ive now a masters degree in how to successfully operate a pee bottle inside a sleeping bag in pitch black, because its so cold outside “-10 approx” you’d not dare attempt in fear of frost bite ..HahahaYes so good sleep up at 7.30 for breakfast “were 4.45hrs ahead of you guys in eire” hot porridge with sliced coconut & honey & pancakes with boiled eggs & of course hot black tea ,no milk up here only powered milk ..yuck8.30 am really overcast ” & without sunshine dam its cold ” so pulled out of base camp at 8.30 to climb high to help the body cope with altitude ” you guys are going to be sick of hearing about altitude & acclimatisation” but that’s what you gotta do here daily as you move up in height or you really really with get sick and that’s the end of your attempt at Mt Everest. So yes we climbed up to 5900 mts from 5100mts at base camp that’s a gain today of 800meters or 2640 ft & for the kids following “which is great ” that’s 3 and ahalf times Mt Errigal “my most favorite mountain in the world”, & get you mum or dad out to climb it with you sometime.Anyway yes the gain was very significant , 800mts again doesn’t sound like Much but out here with very little oxygen the head gets pretty light & its tough tough going ,as hard a you can Imagine sucking air that’s light & not delivering enough to the lungs that are screaming for more & more ,not by choice we took our time and did the round trip in 6hours. The ground was made up of like a slate stone formation & in sections large boulders of granite very like Donegal.Today I never recorded my heart rate or blood oxygen levels because I was nearly driving myself around the bend recording my levels so just went by feel “oh natural ” today. Back on the science end of things tomorrow ..lolBack to base camp for a well earned lunch chicken for protein & veg & noodles for carbohydrates“And for the kids you need your vegs for big mountains also ,so eat up if you want to climb Everest someday” The views from up high to day were spectacular and I got great pictures for you all” when I get wifi in a months time” heheheDrinking loads of water out here, prob 4-6 liters a day again you need loads of fluids to assist acclimation.And for the rest of the evening I spend it legs up resting and loads of hot fluids – took a re-hydration pack today “dolerite” to replace minerals & salts washed out with the climbing ,as I was experiencing abit of cramping. I was backing out of the tent this afternoon & boom cramp and I flew back in light a bolt of lighting ,sore as hell as I lay there wondering how an under Jesus I’m I gonna get out of here . I slowly shuffled out… To any spectators I prob looked a sight.. Lol” lol to some of the older community is laugh out loud , don’t worry it took my two 13 & 14 year old daughters to inform me also”. I’m reading a book at the moment called ” higher than the eagle soars “a path to Everest” by Stephen Venables .were it explains his summit bit of Everest in 1988 where we astonished the climbing world by being the first Briton to summit with out oxygen “a place in history reserved for the elite few”Not only that but also to survive in the death zone “8000mts upwards” overnight ad stumbled into camp the following day when all fears of is life was lost.Anyway it’s only when you read on and see names on the route I’ve closen to attempt that you feel privileged to follow on this secret route ,it’s sedimentary layers redolent with heroic names from another era – Bruce ,Mallory,Irvine ,finch,Odell,shipton,Smythe,Tillman,Somervell & teddy norton, these guys the true explorers in high altitude mountaineering. Nowadays we’ve got loads of support mechanisms & those gutsy guys didn’t.Tonight it’s snowing heavy here with temp dipped with a wind chill -10 approx. one more night here at base camp & Nima thinks were ready to move to the next level of advance base camp 21.300ft high but it maybe we stop off at interim camp 17.500ft for a night to help altitude conditioning.Both these camps are located on the Rombu glacier ,kids if you want to google earth and have a look it’s a pritty cool glacier as its am active glacier ” meaning its deep In solid ice with a layer of rock & stone on top and it moves a few meters a year , the ice is exposed & so beautifully formed & crystal blue white in colour ..fab looking.So that it for tonight it’s 10.11 pm here now I’m tucked up in my tent , got speaking to sharon & kids earlier which was up lifting to hear there voice ,but billy my son informed me the teachers at school are supporting my expedition & sharing educational stuff , it that made my day “thanks teachers its great to pass on this magical journey to the next generation & id love to share all the photos & stories with the kids on my return”..So good bye for now and thank you for all the messages of support means a lot laying out here.Love 2 all& to my sis Dervla just out of hospital .. Speedy recovery sis xxJASON BLACK’S MOUNT EVEREST BLOG: SNOW AT BASE CAMP MAKING IT TOUGH TENTING TONIGHT was last modified: April 21st, 2013 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:JASON BLACK’S MOUNT EVEREST BLOG: SNOW AT BASE CAMP MAKING IT TOUGH TENTING TONIGHTlast_img read more