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WATCH: Christian Standhardinger launches new vlog

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In the 12-minute video, the Fil-German forward showed the fans a glimpse of how his day went as he came from Hong Kong to Manila and back again after San Miguel made him the number one overall selection in this year’s draft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogStandhardinger promised to release more vlogs in the future as he hopes to draw closer to his Filipino roots before playing in the PBA.“I’ll post more vlogs showing my life and tell the fans to subscribe to my channel,” he said. San Miguel selects Christian Standhardinger as the top overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWho would have thought that the top pick of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is also a techie?Christian Standhardinger launched a new YouTube channel and posted his first vlog on Saturday which documented his journey in the annual draft selection.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Namajunas ready for what comes next as UFC’s new superstar Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Standhardinger is currently playing with Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club for the upcoming 2018 ASEAN Basketball League season before coming back here in the Philippines to debut for San Miguel Beermen midway in the next season. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

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Man U beats Arsenal 3-1 in EPL as de Gea shines in goal

first_imgMOST READ De Gea made 14 saves, equaling the record for the most stops in a Premier League match.It was a pulsating contest from start to finish at Emirates Stadium, with a glut of shots on goal, amazing goalkeeping, a sending off, and textbook counterattacks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The game was fantastic,” United manager Jose Mourinho said. “If I was in the stands, or if I was at home watching, I would be sad to see the game finish. In my case, it’s different because I want to win. I wanted to see the game finish.”United’s first two goals came early on from sloppy play in possession by Arsenal. Antonio Valencia intercepted a poor pass from defender Laurent Koscielny that was meant for wing back Sead Kolasinac. The Ecuadorean quickly drove forward and exchanged passes with Paul Pogba. Valencia struck a low shot that went in between goalkeeper Petr Cech’s legs in the fourth minute.Lingard doubled the lead in the 11th after Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi gave the ball away in United’s half. Anthony Martial flicked on to Lingard in the area and the latter’s effort careened in off a post.“The concentration at the back wasn’t sharp enough at the start,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.Arsenal got back into the match in the 49th when United defender Marcos Rojo tried and failed to play Alexandre Lacazette offside. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey was onside when he touched the ball back to Lacazette who fired it past De Gea.But it was the Spaniard’s quick reflexes that kept his team in the match, especially when he denied Arsenal an equalizer with a double save in the 57th from Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez.Mourinho sarcastically referred to Lacazette’s presence on the pitch, because before the match Wenger said the forward would most definitely not be available because of a groin injury on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Emotional Tabal makes history, wins 5th straight Milo Marathon It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard, second left, scores his side’s third goal of the game against Arsenal during the English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium, London, Saturday Dec. 2, 2017. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)LONDON — Jesse Lingard scored twice for Manchester United and goalkeeper David de Gea pulled off a string of stunning saves in a 3-1 win over Arsenal to keep pace in the English Premier League race on Saturday.The result left United in second place behind Manchester City before both teams meet next week.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I congratulate Arsenal’s medical department for taking a player that was a ‘no’ to a full 90 minutes,”Mourinho said. “Amazing.”But the home side’s optimism for a comeback was then snuffed out in the 63rd when United hit Arsenal on the break.Pogba drove forward into the box and held off Koscielny to pull back a pass for Lingard, who converted an easy tap-in.Pogba was sent off for stamping on Hector Bellerin’s leg which means the Frenchman will miss the Manchester derby.The scoreline flattered United with Arsenal playing with verve and pummeling De Gea’s goal. Arsenal had 33 shots on goal, with 15 on target, while United had eight shots with four on target.It was a statistic that upset Wenger, who lamented missed chances.“I’m just disappointed and angry that with the quality of that performance we have nothing to show for it,” he said, attributing his team’s loss to a lack of efficiency in finishing and De Gea’s “outstanding game.”It was Mourinho’s first away victory in 11 games against the “Big Six” and the first home loss for the Gunners after winning their last 12. Arsenal slipped a place to fifth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

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As Reports of Ebola Infections Wane, U. S Completes 12 Out of 17 ETUs

first_imgAmidst reports of drastic reduction in the infection rate of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, which is being evidenced by the low number of cases in the various Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) around the country, the United States- led Military Operation United Shield (MOUS) has disclosed that 12 out of the 17 ETUs to be constructed across Liberia are completed or near completion.The 12 ETUs, which have been completed or nearing completion, are located sites in Tubmanburg, Bomi County; Senje, Grand Cape Mount County; Buchanan, Grand Bassa County and the southeastern region of the country.Major General Williams made the disclosure when he paid a farewell visit with and courtesy call on President Sirleaf last Friday, at her Foreign Affairs office.  During that occasion, he introduced his successor, Major General Gary Volesky, to the Liberian leader, an Executive Mansion statement said.Outgoing Commander Williams stressed that US troops, under his command, have been able to build six additional mobile labs.It may be recalled the US government, through President Barack Obama, early last month ramped up its assistance with the announcement of a 3,000-strong U.S. military team to West Africa “to combat and contain” what was then being referred to as an “extraordinarily serious epidemic.This new assistance would supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and increase the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the Ebola crisis.President Obama announced the plans of the expanded effort during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, amid alarm that the outbreak could spread. Officials had feared that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.Over a hundred members of the 3000 military personnel promised, headed by Major General Darryl Williams, arrived about five weeks ago kick starting a robust exercise of the US assistance to the country. But General Williams’  end of duty in Liberia is being considered by many Liberians  as shocking, abrupt and short-lived; for many of them had  began to admire his eloquence, stature, openness and frankness.Major General Williams expressed gratitude to President Sirleaf and the Liberian people for the level of enthusiasm they have demonstrated in forming a united front to fight the disease and that the U.S. army was happy to form part of.Commanding General Williams, at a brief but well coordinated occasion, transferred authority to another Major General, Gary J. Volesky at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia. The ceremony was characterized by military traditional activities.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during the meeting with General Williams praised United States (US) army and Major General Darryl Williams for his leadership ahead of a military deployment in Liberia. The Liberian leader stressed that the vanguard role played by Major General Williams proves United States’  commitment to the relationship between both countries, especially in forming a common front to defeat the Ebola virus.In earlier remarks, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Debora Malac, disclosed that beginning this week, U.S. military personnel will commence training of ETU personnel. Five hundred persons are expected to be trained per week and will be deployed to the new ETUs being constructed.Ambassador Malac said while Liberia makes progress in cutting transmission, the centers being constructed are part of the U.S. strategy in preparing for worst case scenario.Incoming U.S. Army Commander, Major General Gary Volesky, expressed renewed U.S. commitment to teaming up with Liberia to defeat the Ebola virus disease.He said the U.S. military’s intervention here will be characterized by flexibility, speed and confidence and expressed confidence in the collaboration of Armed Forces of Liberia’s Engineering Battalion with the U.S. forces.Major General Volesky said the AFL had demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and strength and informed the Liberian leader that the U.S.  army could not have done it alone without the collaboration with the AFL.Major General Williams has since departed the country,  describing Liberians as hospitable and always willing to help, the Mansion statement noted.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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Men’s Basketball Suffers First MVC Loss Of The Season At Valpo

first_img Box Score (HTML) Evansville 1/13/2018 – 4 p.m. VALPARAISO, Ind. – Valparaiso connected on a season-high 12 three-pointers in a 77-60 win to end the Drake University men’s basketball team’s five-game win streak and hand the Bulldogs their first Missouri Valley Conference loss of the season Wednesday, Jan. 10, evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Tevonn Walker scored 26 points for Valparaiso (11-7, 2-3 MVC) as the Crusaders shot 12-of-24 from the three-point arc with Walker connecting on five of those. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Valpo made nine of its first 12 shots including five three-pointers in the opening nine minutes of the game to take a 24-16 lead. Another three-pointer extended that lead to 27-18 and forced the Bulldogs to take a timeout.  The brief respite did not slow the Crusaders shooting with them extending their lead to as many as 12 points, 36-24, with 7:26 left in the half. “You’re going to have ups and downs in conference play,” Medved said. “Tomorrow we have to move on, learn and get better. In this league, if you don’t come out with the right mindset, you’re going to get beat. We didn’t come with that tonight and it’s going to be tough again on Saturday. These guys know that.” “We shot 52 percent in the half, so we were scoring, but one of the best things we do is get out in transition,” Medved said. “You can’t get out in transition if you can’t get a stop.” Drake answered with a 9-3 run to pull within six points, 39-33, but the Crusaders closed the half with five straight points, three of them coming on their eighth three-pointer of the half to take a 46-35 lead into halftime. Walker scored 19 of his points in the first half, including those final five of the half. Story Links Drake (10-8, 4-1 MVC) was led by 15 points from Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) and 11 points from Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.). Offensively, the Bulldogs racked up a season-high 20 assists and shot 45.1 percent, but fell behind early and could never find the defensive combination to counter Valpo’s 7-foot center and hot three-point shooting. Full Schedule Roster “They [Valpo] really came ready to play, had that look in their eye and we did not meet that early on the defensive end,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “If you let a team like that get going you really don’t stand a chance on the road.” Next Game: Drake returns to the Knapp Center, where it is undefeated this season, to host Evansville Saturday, Jan. 13, for a 2 p.m. tipoff. Print Friendly Version Valpo kept its lead in double digits for the first nine minutes of the second half despite Walker being held scoreless during that span. Six-straight points from Drake, including a pair of dunks from McGlynn trimmed that margin to eight points, 57-49, with 10:02 left in the contest. However, another flurry of Valpo three-pointers shattered Drake’s comeback hopes and gave the Crusaders a 72-55 lead with four minutes remaining in the contest that Drake would not threaten. Box Score (PDF) last_img read more

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UCU lady Cardinals require spot kicks to win inaugural FUFA Women’s Independence cup

first_imgUCU Lady Cardinals have now won two trophies this year (photo by FUFA media)FUFA Women’s Independence Day CupClubs Category: UCU Lady Cardinals (5) 0-0 (4) Kawempe LadiesSecondary Schools category: Kawempe Muslim 1-0 Pride College MpigiPrimary Category: Jolly Primary School 3-0 Bembe Hill Primary SchoolKAZO – UCU Lady Cardinals overcame Kawempe Ladies 5-4 on penalties to win the inaugural FUFA Women’s Independence cup in the Clubs category.In the match played at Kazo Grounds on Tuesday, the Mukono based side had goalkeeper Ruth Aturo to thank as she saved Mariam Nakabugo’s kick in the spots after the two sides had drawn 0-0 in normal time.The victory means that UCU have now won the FUFA Women’s Cup and the Independence Cup this year.UCU received a prize money of UGX. 700,000 and a trophy.In the other finals, Kawempe Muslim edged Pride College-Mpigi a 1-0 in the Secondary Schools category.The only goal of the game was scored by Nakato Rebecca in the 54th minute. Kawempe Muslim SSS bagged 500,000Shs on top a trophy.Elsewhere, in the Primary Schools category, Jolly Primary School defeated Bembe Hill Primary School 3-0 to emerge champions.Nanyonjo Jarida, Tamale Hanisha and Nagadya Jovena scored for Jolly primary School.UCU Lady Cardinals forward Hasfa Nassuna won the top scorer Award after netting six goals in the tournament. Tags: FUFA Women’s Independence cupKawempe LadiesUCU Lady Cardinals Comments last_img read more

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The Pistorius case and South Africa’s legal system

first_imgThe state has brought a schedule 6 case of premeditated murder against the para-olympian.The Constitutional Court is South Africa’s highest court on constitutional matters. So its jurisdiction – the scope of its authority to hear cases – is restricted to constitutional matters and issues connected with decisions on constitutional matters. (Image: South African History Online)Brand South Africa ReporterSouth Africa woke up on Valentine’s Day, 14 February, to the news that champion paraplegic athlete Oscar Pistorius had shot his girlfriend of four months, Reeva Steenkamp, in his R4-million home in Pretoria.The state has brought a schedule 6 case of premeditated murder against the para-olympian. If he is found guilty, Pistorius will get a life sentence, which is 25 years. He will only be eligible to apply for parole after serving that term, under a schedule 6 conviction.Pistorius began applying for bail in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, with magistrate Desmond Nair saying that he would, “for the purpose of this application, at this point in time, … consider this an offence listed under schedule 6”.Given this, and the seriousness of the charge, Pistorius’s lawyers will have to prove exceptional circumstances if he is to be granted bail.The hearing continued on Wednesday, with his defence team, led by advocate Barry Roux SC, having indicated that they would bring evidence to support their argument that the shooting constituted a schedule 5, not a schedule 6, offence.Schedule 5 versus schedule 6 offencesIn South African, schedule 5 offences include murder, attempted murder, rape, drug-related crimes, especially where the drugs are found to be worth R50 000 or more, corruption, extortion, fraud, forgery or theft to the value of R500 000, the illegal dealing or smuggling of firearms, and assault on a child under the age of 16.If convicted of a schedule 5 offence, the minimum sentence is 15 years for a first offender.Schedule 6 offences include murder, including premeditated murder, the killing of a law enforcement officer, or killing as a result of rape or robbery with aggravating circumstances. Also falling in this category is rape, which includes gang rape or rape by a suspect who knows he is HIV-positive. Rape of a person under 16 years, or a mentally or physically disabled person, is also a schedule 6 offence.Robbery with the use of a firearm, where grievous bodily harm results, or a car is stolen, is also a schedule 6 offence.South Africa’s legal system: no juryPistorius’s case is being handled by the National Prosecuting Authority, the government agency that handles criminal cases in the country, with a team of prosecutors.The police work with this agency, presenting evidence to the authority, which then decides whether there is sufficient evidence to go ahead with a prosecution.It is more than likely, given the seriousness of Pistorius’s case, that it will be heard in the country’s High Court.South Africa’s legal system is based on Roman-Dutch law, and hence is not a jury system.The highest court in the country is the Constitutional Court, based in Johannesburg and presided over by 11 judges, and created after the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. The judges make decisions and judgements about issues that have to do with the Constitution. Being the highest court in the country, no other court can overturn these decisions. Judgements relating to the Constitution from the High Court can be taken to the Constitutional Court.The next highest court in the country is the Supreme Court of Appeal, based in Bloemfontein in the Free State, which only deals with cases that come from the High Court. Only the Constitutional Court can change decisions from the Supreme Court of Appeal. Three to five judges sit in this court, and final judgements are made by a majority decision.High CourtsIn South Africa, the High Court hears cases which are too serious for the lower-level Magistrate’s Court, or when a Magistrate’s Court’s decision is challenged. These cases are usually presided over by one judge, but if a case on appeal is heard, then two judges will hear the case.Or, if the case is about a very serious crime, then a judge and two experienced and often retired advocates or magistrates will assist in the case. They are referred to as assessors. The judge can override their opinions, but they are usually used to help the judge make a decision.The High Court divisions have jurisdiction or the right to hear a case over provincial areas in which they are situated. The decisions of the High Courts are binding on Magistrates’ Courts within their areas of jurisdiction. Usually only advocates appear for their clients in the High Court.They usually only hear civil matters involving more than R100 000, and serious criminal cases. They also hear any appeals or reviews from Magistrates’ Courts.There are 14 high courts in South Africa. Circuit Courts are also part of the High Court system. They sit at least twice a year, moving around to serve far-flung rural areas.Other courts that fall under the country’s High Court system are Special Income Tax Courts, Labour Courts and Labour Appeal Courts, Divorce Courts, and the Land Claims Court.The Master of the High Court administers cases of deceased estates, liquidations, registration of trusts, among other areas.The Sheriff of the High Court is an impartial and independent official of the Court, appointed by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, who must execute all documents issued by the court, including summonses, notices, warrants and court orders.Magistrates’ CourtsSouth Africa’s Magistrates’ Courts are lower courts which deal with the less serious criminal and civil cases. They are divided into regional courts and district courts.Regional Magistrates’ Courts only deal with criminal cases like murder, rape, armed robbery and serious assault, whereas district Magistrates’ Courts deal with criminal and civil cases. The magistrate makes decisions in a Magistrate’s Court sometimes with the support of lay assessors.A regional Magistrate’s Court can sentence a guilty person for a period up to 20 years, or can impose a maximum fine of R300 000.District Magistrates’ Courts try less serious cases, which exclude cases of murder, treason, rape, terrorism, or sabotage. They can sentence a person to a maximum of 3 years in prison or a maximum fine of R100 000.Ordinary Magistrates’ Courts can hear civil cases when the claims are for less than R100 000. They will not deal with cases involving divorce, arguments about a person’s will, or matters where a person’s sanity is in question.There are a number of Magistrates’ Courts that are specialised to be better able to deal with certain types of case, such as children’s courts, sexual offences courts, small claims courts, equality courts, community courts, maintenance courts, and courts for chiefs and headmen.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

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Women in Agriculture event in March

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Since 2007 the number of women in agriculture has increased by 7% in the United States. With this evolving statistic in the industry, many new avenues for our community and state have developed in order to, and this event provides an opportunity for our communities rising agriculture leaders.The agriculture community in Shelby County would like to support our women in agriculture by holding the fourth annual “Growing Women in Agriculture, an Empowerment Celebration” event on March 22, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event will be held at St. Michael’s Hall, 33 Elm Street, in Fort Loramie. The evening is a unique blend of educational and fun agriculture information that specifically targets women in our community. The cost is $20 per person. A portion of the fee will support women in crisis. The registration deadline is March 9 with breakout sessions being filled on a first come first served basis as registrations are received.We are excited to have Carrie Mess, author of the agriculture blog “Dairy Carrie” be our keynote speaker this year. Carrie grew up in Madison, Wisconsin with no real ties to agriculture and then she met a guy…From there, her love affair with agriculture and her husband began. They now farm with his parents on their dairy farm outside of Madison and she began blogging to tell their story and agricultures story to all who will listen.In addition to Dairy Carrie, join us for sessions with Farm Credit Mid-America’s Bev Kremer. Bev is speaking about “what to bring to the table” when working on financing. We also, have Olive Wagar, of Organized by Olive,  who will help give us tips to organize our lives both at home and at work. Dr. Dee Jepson from Ohio State Univerity will be discussing assigning kids tasks on the farm, and how we incorporate them into our activities safely. Our final break out session is being taught by the Shelby Co. Sheriff’s Office on self-defense techniques. They will give tips and advice on being more aware of our surrounding and techniques to defend ourselves.For additional information or to register, please download the registration brochure at www.ofbf.org/counties/shelby or  call Jill Smith, Organization Director for Shelby County Farm Bureau at (877)775-7642 or Lynda Adams, Education Coordinator for Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District at (937) 492-6520, ext. 117 for information or to have a brochure mailed to you.last_img read more

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PM Modi offers special puja at Somnath Temple

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday offered special pooja at the historic Somnath Temple in Gujarat. This was his first visit to the temple after becoming Prime Minister. He is a trustee of the temple board.BJP president Amit Shah, who is also a trustee on the board, was present.On a two-day visit to his home State Gujarat, Mr. Modi on Tuesday dedicated a petrochemical complex OPaL in Dahej and inaugurated a bridge over the Narmada river in Bharuch.In Gandhinagar, he met his mother Hiraba and then attended a dinner hosted by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.last_img read more

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BJP rules out mid-term polls in Goa

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party’s State unit general secretary and South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar on Thursday ruled out mid-term polls in Goa.Mr. Sawaikar blamed the Congress for “trying to create confusion by raising the bogey of mid-term elections in the State”. Goa is witnessing a political turmoil due to the prolonged illness of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. “The BJP-led coalition government will not only complete its five-year term but also give a smooth, development-centric governance to the State,” Mr. Sawaikar said. “The statement by some of the Congress leaders that Goa is heading for mid-term polls, is nothing but a futile attempt to create confusion,” he said. The clueless Goa Congress is baffled by the development agenda and its effective implementation by Parrikar-led govt,” he further said, adding, “Congress is only scared of its imminent defeat in both the by-polls as well as in the Lok Sabha polls.” This statement comes after those made by Congress president Girish Chodankar and Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar two days ago that the BJP was trying to engineer mid-term polls in Goa, along with the 2019 general elections and was likely to dissolve the Assembly soon.last_img read more

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Mayweather to quit for good after McGregor bout

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong The two men are to face each other at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in what could become the richest bout in boxing history.Mayweather, who has already made an estimated $700 million during his two-decade career, is set for another eye-watering payday against brash UFC star McGregor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut irrespective of the result next month, Mayweather said he has already decided it will be his last fight.“I’m not the same fighter I was 21 years ago. I’m not the same fighter I was 10 years ago. I’m not even the same fighter I was two years ago,” Mayweather told reporters at the Staples Center. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Mayweather said he had discussed his plans to quit for good at a meeting with advisor Al Haymon earlier Tuesday.“I spoke to Al and told him. Today we had a meeting,” Mayweather said. “I can’t push my body, it’s gruelling. Training camp is gruelling. I can’t do it any more. Training camp is rough. It has to be my last one.“After taking a couple of years off I was okay. But then we ended up somehow making this fight happen. “Now I really know that this is it. Deep in my heart I know this is it.”‘Tough competitor’The build-up to Tuesday’s event saw Mayweather face headlines that he has filed for an extension to pay his 2015 tax bill.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Expletives, excitement as Mayweather, McGregor face-offcenter_img LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Los Angeles, United States — Floyd Mayweather has vowed to quit boxing once and for all after he emerges from retirement for next month’s cross-combat showdown with Conor McGregor.The 40-year-old former welterweight king, who retired with a perfect 49-0 record in 2015, said Tuesday there was no chance of him fighting again after he climbs into the ring with mixed martial arts star McGregor.ADVERTISEMENT However he brushed off questions about his finances when asked.“We ain’t trippin’ on that,” he responded.For boxing purists, Mayweather risks blemishing an otherwise perfect record with a tawdry final episode that has been disparaged as a cynical circus-like stunt.Mayweather however waved away suggestions that if he was to win, and retire with a 50-0 record, there would be an asterisk against his last fight.“The last time I checked he’s still a professional fighter,” Mayweather said of his lightly-regarded opponent. “He’s a stand-up fighter. He never took a loss fighting straight up. I can’t overlook that, because one shot can end your whole career. He’s a tough competitor but it is what it is.”Mayweather forged his 49-0 record on the back of phenomenal speed and defensive reflexes, often being criticized for his unwillingness to go to toe-to-toe with opponents.Another boxing masterclass could well be in store for McGregor, but Mayweather is unfazed by the possibility that the Irish brawler may deploy mixed martial arts tactics if he struggles to lay a glove on the American.“That’s the referee’s job,” Mayweather said. “My job is to go out there and be a boxer, be a fighter. I’m pretty sure the referee’s going to be fair and fun.“I’ll leave all that up to the referee. My job is to go out there and fight against the guy that’s across from me.“The fans demanded the fight. McGregor wanted this fight, I wanted this fight. August 26, it’s going to be blood sweat and tears from the opening bell.” MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Mayweather shaking off ring rust1.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 View commentslast_img read more

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