Donnie Nietes, Japanese foe make weight ahead of super flyweight bout

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japan’s Kazuto Ioka (R) and Philippines’ Donnie Nietes (L) pose for photographs during the weigh-in for the ‘Lifetime Boxing Fights 1’ in Macau on December 30, 2018. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)MANILA, Philippines—Donnie Nietes made weight for his second attempt at a fourth division title against Japan’s Kazuto Ioka on Monday in at Wynn Palace in Macau.The longest running Filipino World champion weighed in at exactly 115 pounds, the limit for the super flyweight division, on Sunday while Ioka (23-1) was at 114.5 lbs, according to a report from Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil With bolstered roster, Phoenix confident it can play at higher level next PBA season Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ This will be Nietes’ (41-1-5) second crack at the WBO World super flyweight belt after his first attempt ended in a draw with fellow Filipino boxer Aston Palicte.Nietes hasn’t lost a match in more than a decade with his last defeat coming at the hands of Angky Angkotta back in September of 2004.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 ChrissThat was a total run of 34 fights with four ending in draws.Ioka’s (23-1) form is also of note with the 29-year-old Japanese boxer, who’s seven years the junior of Nietes, having compiled a nine-fight winning streak after his loss to Amnat Ruenrong for the IBF World flyweight title in May of 2014.last_img read more

WATCH: Joel Embiid, Stephen Curry show off volleyball skills

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Embiid and Curry passed a basketball back and forth before Sunday night’s All-Star game by using volleyball maneuvers, perfectly executing bumps and sets. That is, until Embiid seemed to decide he was bored with all that. 🏐x 🏀Joel Embiid and Steph Curry get loose before the #NBAAllStar game // 8pm ET on TNT!— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 18, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJoel Embiid and Stephen Curry warmed up to play basketball — by playing volleyball.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments He took his massive right arm and, with fine form, spiked the ball as one would when trying for a kill and a point in volleyball. The ball bounced hard off the court, the carom skipping over the sideline and the ball winding up in the second row of seats.Embiid covered his mouth in mock disbelief, and the volleyball game ended.Curry, Embiid and the rest of Team Giannis absorbed a come-from-behnd 178-164 loss to Team LeBron in the main event of the NBA All-Star weekend in Charlotte.Embiid finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds while Curry, last year’s captain, 17 points, seven assists and nine boards.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Time for official jersey retirement for Danny Ildefonso? His son, fans thinks so MOST READlast_img read more

“We must protect the gains of independence”– Harmon tells Region 3 residents

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, called on residents of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region Three) to rise above political, ethnic and religious differences and work together as one in order to protect the gains ofMinister of State Joseph Harmon delivered remarks at the flag raising ceremony in Region Threepast generations of Guyanese, who sacrificed their lives for Guyana’s Independence.The Minister was at the time delivering remarks at a flag raising ceremony on Wednesday organised by the Regional Administration of Region Three held at the Synthetic Athletic Track at Leonora, West Coast Demerara.“Where we are today is a result of the hard work done by all of the governments that we have had since Independence. I make no distinction here because we believe that every government, every politician and every individual had a role to play in making us who we are and allowing us to be where we are today,” he said.The Minister said that 50 years ago when Guyana achieved Independence from Britain, it was in a state of crisis with poor and in some cases, non-existent roads, schools and other vital infrastructure. He said that today some of those challenges still persist but assured that the Coalition Government stands committed to providing the kind of leadership that is required to make the country a better place for future generations.“We can fix these problems if we work together as one people. National unity is [an] imperative… If we work together our destiny will be a strong one,” Minister Harmon said.He also spoke of the Administration’s policy of ensuring that Guyana becomes an education nation. He said that education moves a nation from poverty to prosperity and said that, “we are going to create the conditions in this country that would make you want to remain here to work and live and those who would have migrated would want to return home.”Meanwhile, Regional Chairman, Julius Faerber also spoke of the struggle for Independence and said that it is an extremely great achievement of which all Guyanese must be proud.Apart from the flag raising ceremony and military parade done by ranks of the Joint Services stationed in the Region, there was also a packed cultural programme with performances by students from a number of schools in the region.last_img read more

PUL, MICAT Pen MOU on Media Registration, Press Union Still Registers Journalist

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) Wednesday, penned an MoU on the registration of journalists and media institutions in the country. The signing ceremony followed an initial standoff – a protest by the Union not to give in to the Ministry’s demand that it wants to be the entity vetting journalists in the country.The Union’s stand was followed by weeks of dialogue initiated by the US-Government funded Carted Center.MICAT had earlier announced that it will register both media institutions and individual journalists in the country, which it said was its statutory mandate, but the PUL opposed the scheme, reminding MICAT that there exists an MOU regarding such plan.In the new MOU, like the previous, the PUL will register all practicing journalists in the country. MICAT, under the MOU, will register all media houses in the country in line with requirements set out in the MOU. This will be done in consultation with the PUL should there be additional requirements or guidelines.Carter Center, IREX, another US-funded media and civil society empowerment organization, and the Mass Communications Department of the University of Liberia are witnesses to the new MOU.The PUL believes that unless laws affecting the work of the media and free speech are repealed, the progress of press freedom in the country will remain elusive. In addition to other laws to be repealed, the PUL has begun holding talks with members of the national legislature to repeal all unfriendly media laws in the country.The Union also began holding talks last week with lawyers, including the Law Society of Liberia, which will research other unfriendly media laws that are not included in the bill that will shortly be submitted to the Legislature.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exclusive – Liverpool WILL compete with Chelsea and Man City for top transfers, says ex-chief executive Parry

first_imgLiverpool will compete for big signings again, former chief executive Rick Parry has told talkSPORT.Last summer, after losing star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona, Brendan Rodgers found it tough to get a like-for-like replacement and, in the end, opted to bolster his squad with several players, including the likes of Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Mario Balotelli.Meanwhile, in the last 12 months, Chelsea and Manchester City have landed two of their major targets – Diego Costa and Wilfried Bony.And many now feel, with Steven Gerrard leaving in the summer, while Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson hesitate over new deals, Liverpool have missed their chance to attract top players.But Parry, when asked if he feels they can ever battle the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City for star names, replied: “Yes I do.“I think the owners Liverpool have got are really smart people. I think the financial fair play rules are starting to have an impact.“We’ve suddenly seen last year the profitability of Premier League clubs improving, so we’re getting a bit more of a level playing field.“I remember when Roman Abramovich first came in to Chelsea our policy was ‘we’re just not competing in that market’. They can only have 11 players, we’ll pick from the best of the rest.”last_img read more

Poland v Portugal: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT

first_imgEvery Goal, Every Game, Every Day – Listen live hereAt Euro 2016, 24 nations have been whittled down to eight, which means we’re finally at the quarter-finals stage of the tournament.Poland have made it to this point having finished second in Group C, behind Germany, and they then defeated Switzerland in the round of 16 on penalties, as the match finished 1-1 after extra-time.Their star of the show so far hasn’t been Bayern Munich hotshot Robert Lewandowski but Grzegorz Krychowiak, while Borussia Dortmund winger Jakub Blaszczykowski has netted twice and grabbed one assist in their four games.The Poles will be up against a Portugal side who are stuttering and stalling their way through the tournament.Fernando Santos’ side snuck into the round of 16 as one of the best third placed sides, after finishing behind Hungary and Iceland, where they defeated much-fancied Croatia 1-0 after extra-time.Cristiano Ronaldo is sputtering into life in France, while Renato Sanches’ display from the bench has pushed him into a starting role this evening.Confirmed teams:Poland XI: Fabianski, Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jedrzejczyk, Blaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Maczynski, Grosicki, Milik, LewandowskiSubstitutes: Szczesny, Cionek, Jodlowiec, Linetty, Stepinski, Wawrzyniak, Peszko, Salamon, Zielinski, Kapustka, Starzynski, BorucPortugal XI: Rui Patricio, Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Eliseu, William Carvalho, Joao Mario, Renato Sanches, Adrien Silva, Nani, RonaldoSubstitutes: Lopes, Bruno Alves, Carvalho, Joao Moutinho, Eder, Vieirinha, Danilo Pereira, Rafa, Quaresma, EduardoLIVE on talkSPORT: Poland v Portugal – click here for live commentary from the Stade Velodrome in Marseille at 8pm (BST) on June 30, 2016. Poland v Portugal: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT 1last_img read more

DD Fitness: Tips for sticking to your diet

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s fitness columnist, Emmet Rushe, owner and operator of Rushe Fitness, shares a few ‘handy’ tips on how to keep your diet in check.This week, I am going to give you some handy tips that I have picked up from the guys at Precision Nutrition.I am a Certified Nutrition coach with them and the information they provide is easy to follow, but very effective for setting up good habits that will help you to achieve your goals. When added into your daily routine, these tips can be adhered to very easily.Your diet should be something that comes easy to you and is sustainable over a long period of time. I have used the tips below with hundreds of clients and have had great success with them.I have a full 10 part course that goes into more detail on this when you sign up to my email list on my website, it is completely free and you also get a 40 page fat burning recipe book as a bonus. The link is at the bottom of the page. 1. Using a food diary:A simple food diary can prevent you from taking in excess calories from seemingly innocent sources, such as sugary drinks cereal bars.Writing down everything that you eat and drink, means that you are holding yourself accountable for your actions. It can prevent you from making mistakes. If you are training with a friend, swap diaries once a week and hold each other accountable.2. Portion Control:Your hand is your very own customized meal planner. If you are small and have small hands you will eat smaller portions and if you are tall and have large hands you will eat larger portions.At each meal you should be getting in a portion of protein, a portion of carbohydrates and a portion of fibrous vegetables.> Protein (Chicken, beef, fish)You should use the size of an open palm and should roughly be the thickness of your thumb.> Carbs. (Potato, sweet potato, rice)You should use the same size as a cupped hand. > Vegetables (Any vegetables, but green is best)You should use the size of a closed fist.> For extra fats if needed, such as oils and butter for cooking, or nuts for snacking on, you will use the length and thickness of your thumb, from tip to the large knuckle.3. Snack on high protein/low calorie foods:A small snack of fruit and nuts mid-morning and mid-afternoon has been shown to be effective in weight loss and can keep hunger at bay for longer.An apple and a portion of almonds is a perfect snack providing that you keep the nut portions small enough. Protein bars like Quest, Fulfil and Carb Killas are great ways to snack in order to get protein with the majority of the carbohydrates coming from dietary fibre.Greek yoghurt is another great snack, add in a small handful of berries and you are sorted. This simple yet effective way of snacking, also allows you to always have something at hand that you can have if you are caught out and miss a meal.Use the 90% rule:The 90% rule allows you to be consistent with something but to have some leeway throughout the week as well. An example of this is that if you planned to eat 4 meals per day 7 days per week that is 28 meals, 90% of this would give 25, and this allows 3 free meals throughout the week. Think business lunch, family celebration or wedding etc.These are very simple, but very effective ways to create structure to your weight loss goals.P.S; Keep an eye out next week for information on how you can get ready for the Christmas party season from the comfort of your own home.#TrainSmartIf you have any other questions or concerns you would like me to cover, please message me on Facebook or if you prefer to find out a bit about me and what I offer you can find out more at my website.DD Fitness: Tips for sticking to your diet was last modified: October 30th, 2016 by Emmet RusheShare 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

People & parks in South Africa

first_img23 February 2004During the fifth World Parks Congress, held in Durban in September 2003, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Mohammed Valli Moosa launched a book highlighting South Africa’s progress towards environmentally friendly practices since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994.“People, Parks and Transformation in South Africa – A century of Conservation, A Decade of Democracy” shows the different phases the country has taken in environmental conservation pre- and post-1994.The first national parks to be established in South Africa were the Kruger National Park in 1926, followed by the Kalahari Gemsbok, Addo Elephant and Bontebok National Parks in 1931 and the Mountain Zebra National Park in 1937.These parks “were set aside for game animals, but early policy also included the killing of all predators,” Moosa said at the launch of the publication. “People, too, were largely excluded – indeed, the establishment of early parks mirrored the apartheid policies which gained momentum at the same time. People who owned land were forcibly removed to make way for animals, and parks became elitist playgrounds for a minority, while the majority of the population was excluded.”This, Moosa said, was no longer the case, as land was being returned to its rightful owners, with communities electing to become partners in conservation through the establishment of contractual parks.“As the 3rd most biodiverse country in the world, South Africa is putting considerable effort into addressing the shortcomings of the past. Today, when faced with the challenges of managing more than 10 000 elephants, it is hard to believe that less than a hundred years ago, we only had about 100 elephants left in the entire country.”South Africa set itself the target of increasing land under formal conservation from 5.4% in 1994 to 8% by 2010, and its marine protected areas from 11% percent to 20% by 2010.The country is well within reach of this target, with close on 400 000 hectares of land having been added to SA’s conservation areas since 1994, including the proclamation of four new national parks – the Cape Peninsula, Agulhas, Namaqua and Vembe Dongola national parks – as well as expansions to the Addo, Marakele, Augrabies Falls, Mountain Zebra and Karoo national parks.Last October, Moosa also unveiled a R76-million plan to expand seven of South Africa’s national parks through the proclamation of 121 000 hectares of land for conservation – the single largest proclamation of land for the country’s national parks since 1931.And in February 2004, Moosa announced plans for five new marine protected areas which will result in 19% of South Africa’s 3 000km coastline being protected.“We have also, during this period, proclaimed five more sites on the Ramsar list of Wetlands of International importance”, Moosa told the World Parks Congress. “Five sites of outstanding cultural and natural heritage have been inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list, and more are being prepared for consideration.”South Africa has also:Put in place new policies and legislation to safeguard the country’s biodiversity that are based on principles of equity, accountability, participation, the right to a clean, healthy and protected environment, and the right to have the environment protected. Established voluntary partnerships between government, communities and the private sector to establish conservancies and biosphere reserves. Transformed the country’s institutions, included communities neighbouring parks in management committees, and made parks more accessible to the majority of South Africans. Become a full participant in global efforts to conserve biodiversity. SA has signed and ratified conventions such as the World Heritage Convention, becoming one of a few countries in the world to have promulgated legislation specifically to give effect to this agreement. Taken on a leadership role in ensuring sustainable development in Africa through the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad), proactively seeking to establish cross-border parks with the country’s neighbours. Four Transfrontier Conservation Areas have been established since 1994, and two more are in the pipeline.“All of this means we are committed to meeting the needs of all our people today, while safeguarding our biological heritage for future generations”, Moosa said. “Many of our plant and animal species are under threat from over-harvesting, land use changes and alien invasive species – and especially from climate change.“This is a challenge no country can deal with on its own, and we need to work with our global partners to ensure that we find ways of dealing with these threats to our globally important biodiversity, so that we can achieve our goal of sustainable development and ensure that biodiversity brings benefits to all for centuries to come.”New National ParksCape Peninsula National Park – 1998Vhembe Dongola National Park – 1998Agulhas National Park – 1999Namaqua National Park – 1999New Ramsar SitesNatal Drakensberg Park – 1997Ndumo Game Reserve – 1997Seekoeivlei – 1997Nylsvley Nature Reserve – 1998Verloren Valei – 2003New World Heritage SitesGreater St Lucia Wetland Park – 1999Robben Island – 1999Cradle of Humankind – 1999Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg – 2000Mapungubwe – reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Uproar in U.P. House over CM’s remark

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh Assembly witnessed noise scenes and uproar on Monday as Samajwadi Party members lodged a strong protest against a reported remark by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath against socialism. Soon after Question Hour, Leader of the Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary said the Chief Minister, at a recent event in Lucknow, had referred to socialist ideology as promoter of terrorism, corruption and nepotism.‘CM should apologise’ “A statement to this effect from a responsible leader is condemnable… Socialism has also been discussed in the Constitution,” Mr. Chaudhary said demanding the CM apologise for his statement. Reacting to Mr. Chaudhary’s demand, State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Khanna said the Leader of the Opposition had incorrect information. “The Chief Minister respects Ram Manohar Lohia (socialist leader) and he has said this many times…He (Mr. Chaudhary) is wasting the time of the House by taking notice of what has been stated in newspapers,” Mr. Khanna said.At this, the SP members to rush to the Well of the House raising slogans. “Casteism was rampant during the Samajwadi Party government.. a particular caste was being promoted,” Mr. Khanna retorted. As the noisy scenes continued, Speaker Hriday Narain Dixit adjourned the House, first in phases, and later for the day. SP members were protesting against the Chief Minister’s reported remarks allegedly linking “samajwad to atankwad” as carried by a local Hindi newspaper.last_img read more

With an Eye on Traffic, Kenya Airways Mulls Resuming Flights to New Delhi

first_imgKenya Airways plans to resume flights to New Delhi next year to tap the growing traffic on India-Africa routes.“We would like to launch flights next year. We are in discussion with the Delhi airport,” said Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer Sebastian Mikosz on the sidelines of IATA event in Delhi.Read it at Business Standard Related Itemslast_img