Despite unbeaten record, Torres not rushing for a title shot

first_imgRaymond Aguilar, Cruz fill Slaughter’s big shoes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jomary Torres says that she’s just preparing for whoever fighter @ONEChampionship will have for her in the future.— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 26, 2018 The 21-year-old Torres knocked out Osenio just 40 seconds into the match, proving that she’s one of the promotion’s rising stars in the strawweight class.“It feels good that I tested my mettle against a fighter from Team Lakay. I’m happy with the outcome,” she said.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 folk Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “Whoever opponent ONE gives us, even if it’s short notice, we’re always prepared. We’re training three times a day and whoever opponent they put against Jomary, I know that she’s ready to accept that fight,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The win kept the Zamboangueña’s amazing climb up the ranks after her shocking second round submission win over Thai fan favorite Rika Ishige and a unanimous decision conquest against Indonesian Nita Dea last year.Torres feels she can still improve on a lot of things before aiming for loftier goals — especially a shot against newly-minted ONE women’s strawweight Champion Xiong Jingnan.“I’m developing my wrestling and boxing, same with my ground game,” she said. “We’re always ready.”Her coach Rene Catalan, though, said their camp is always ready for any opportunity that pops up.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo from ONE Championship.Jomary Torres has quickly emerged as one of the top contenders in her division but she feels that she’s yet to reach the championship-caliber level that she wants herself to be in.“I’d like to enjoy the win first. I think I’ll still have a hard time contending for the title,” she said after preserving her immaculate 4-0 record with a win over April Osenio in ONE: Global Superheroes on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increaseslast_img read more

LOOK: Philippines’ 2018 Asian Games ‘golden girls’ in one photo

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Golden Girls ng #AsianGames2018 (sabi nila) . 💄💃🏽💅🏽 #atletangpilipino #LabanPilipinas,” Diaz wrote in her post.It’s been a show of women power in the continental meet as 11 of the country’s medals so far, including all the three golds, came from Filipina bets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Diaz scored the first gold medal for the Philippines after she topped the rest of her competitors in weightlifting last week. Yuka Saso then gave the country its second gold after conquering the women’s individual golf competition on Sunday. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ She also led the Philippines women’s golf team in the team category for the Philippines’ third gold medal.The Philippines is currently ranked 19th as of Tuesday 4pm with 15 medals of three golds and 12 bronzes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 awardcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Cars, houses, heroes: North Koreans win hearts at Asian Games DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Hidilyn Diaz’s InstagramThey are the Philippines’ golden girls of the 2018 Asian Games.Hidilyn Diaz on Monday shared a photo of her with her fellow gold-medal winners Philippine women’s golf team at Athletes Village in Kemayoran, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Amputee Lone Star Arrives in US

first_imgThe national amputee football team touched down at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York last Friday, August 7. The three time Africa champ will be undergoing an intensive academic study at Morgan State University in Baltimore, State of Maryland.The 15 man delegation headed by its president Melvin Gotteh will take classes in organizational behavior, financial management, business ethics, conflict resolution, management and leadership among others.The study is intended to help in the effective running of the federation as well as their lives, upon their return home.“Thanks to Morgan State University for her generosity towards these future leaders of Liberia,” said Mr. Duannah Siryon, international coordinator of the Liberia Amputee Federation, who facilitated the arrangement.In a letter addressed to the Amputee Federation, the president of Morgan State University Mr. David Wilson said “I believe that this visit will enhance your knowledge on the core areas of organizational leadership, and business. It is also my hope that the study would assist you in effectively managing your federation.” On her part, the vice president for International Affairs, Dr. T. Joan Robinson expressed warm welcome to the amputee delegation. “This visit is unique, in that it will provide unparalleled opportunities for Morgan State University administrators and faculty to network and dialogue with each member of the delegation. “It will also allow both institutions to gain and share insights on issues and the challenges faced in organizational leadership and business operations as we strive to create an environment for our students to become industrious, skilled, and dynamic members of this global society,” Dr. Robinson said.Meanwhile, the four nation’s amputee football tournament which included the United States, Ghana, Liberia and Haiti in Soccerplex, Maryland has been cancelled due to the inability of two other countries to attend.On August 11, the amputee delegation will meet with few ranking U.S legislators in Washington D.C.On August 12, the delegation will also meet at the U.S State Department with key state department officials to provide stories of their challenges and opportunities as well as seeking support for project implementation as it relates to amputees in Liberia.On August 13, the team will meet with the United States Soccer Foundation.Mr. Gotteh, president of the Liberia Amputee Federation, upon arrival extended thanks and appreciation to Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and Legislators for their financial and moral support throughout the process.In addition, Mr. Gotteh commended Morgan University for inviting the team through their international coordinator and promised to take full advantage of the opportunity.Members of the delegation include Samuel Eastman, Johnson Kollie, Festus Harrison, Anthony Doe, and Wilson Kpakelah. Others are David Doe, Alfred Talery, Dennis Parker, Edwin Sambola, Oliver Blegay, Boye Khakie, Patrick Saah, Joseph Kologbay, and John Kerkulah. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alonzo Revealed

first_imgLiberian-British superstar Alonzo has for the first time openly revealed that his recent trip to Liberia was aimed at teaming up with some local headliners for his upcoming album project.Alonzo noted that he felt it is was very necessary to team up with Liberian artists to expand their fan base in Sierra Leone and other parts of Africa where he is popular.“This dream all started in Liberia. While it is true that I have been out of the country for years, coming back home to help the struggling industry that made me makes me happy,” Alonzo said.The artist, who just returned from Great Britain, said majority of the work on the current album was finished in Liberia and is meant to strengthen the Liberia – Sierra Leone connection.“At this moment, the song with Soul Fresh titled ‘LIB Party’ has been recorded and the one with Takun J and international artist Jon Bricks will be done while abroad. The truth is African music has gone international, but Liberia is not fully represented. And I’m here to break that boundary,” Alonzo said. He revealed that the album would not only be a blend of colloqua and Sierra Leone’s style of music, but that other elements from the two countries’ cultures would also be integrated.“Because the album will be highlighting both cultures, I decided to call it ‘Liberia and Sierra Leone Connection,” Alonzo noted. Asked if he could still speak colloqua, Alonzo replied: “Yes, but not that well,” adding that he never naturalized in Sierra Leone, but did so in Great Britain.Meanwhile, Alonzo has said that during his stay in Liberia, his team conducted a survey to see whether the climate is good for his record label to open a studio here to contribute toward quality production and sound.The country awaits his return…Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

In praise of fools

first_imgOf course, they are not always successful either in getting their insights through or in surviving. When the rapier of wit it too sharp, the king, the president, the CEO might respond with a real rapier. Fools tend not to yell and rant. They observe playfully. Often, like children do naturally, they use innocence and humor as techniques and pray for the indulgence that we usually grant to children. They say the things that children say and ask the questions, the impolite and politically incorrect questions, that children ask. The story of the Emperor’s New Clothes is illustrative. The emperor has been sold a bill of goods, a suit made of such fine material as to be invisible to the unrefined. In truth, he is wearing nothing, but does not wish to appear to be among the unrefined unable to see his finery. He is naked, but no one will tell him. They don’t want him to look foolish, and more importantly, they don’t want to take the blame for embarrassing the emperor – usually a bad career move. Then a child, with all the innocence of the young, honestly observes that the emperor is indeed naked. Once spoken in public, the obvious is stated by all who already knew the truth. If we replay this story with prophets and fools we see the difference between them. The prophet would shout from the crowd: “The emperor is naked. Starkers. He’s got nothing on. He’s a deluded fool.” The prophet might get heard and start the crowd reacting, but just as likely, the masses would not respond, not wanting to be seen on the side of a usually dirty and possibly mad screamer. They also are unlikely to wish to share the fate of the threatened and rejected prophet. The fool does it differently. Rather than shout the truth, he illustrates what everyone already knows. The fool does not say, “The Emperor is naked.” The fool takes off his own clothes and in mock innocence says, “You know I’m only a poor fool, but what a wonderful kingdom. I go to the same tailor as the emperor!” APRIL Fools’ Day doesn’t get the respect it deserves, but then again neither do fools. We tend, understandably, to mix fools with being foolish or stupid. This applies only in everyday language. Professional fools and holy fools have a long and honorable tradition. Fools may act silly and, well, foolish, but, underneath, their real job is to speak, sing, rhyme and uncover for the sake of something more profound. They, like impressionist painters, distort ordinary appearances to reveal a deeper truth. Though this may run counter to our impressions, our society does not have enough real fools. Lots of idiots and people who try to fool us, but not true fools. Fools, like prophets, have the job of truth-telling – real truth, not just the all-too-common “truthiness,” as one of today’s great fools, Steven Colbert, puts it. Fools share this truth-telling with prophets, but there are important differences. Prophets are driven to tell their truth regardless of whether it is heard or even if they survive. Most prophets do not survive. Prophets stand outside the camp, the community or the mainstream establishment and shout their truths. They cry out in the wilderness and, as John the Baptist and Paul, often lose their heads. As a job, it doesn’t have a great deal of longevity. Prophets seldom die of natural causes in ripe old age. On the other hand, they don’t need a health or retirement plan. Fools have a different mandate. They, as jesters, are inside the society and establishment and sometimes inside the Court itself. They are subversive and try to speak their truth to power in ways that get heard – using the laughter to create insight. They also try to speak their truths in ways that let them survive to mock, jest and entertain another day. The crowd laughs, revealing to itself the previously unspoken truth. If the fool and the nation are lucky, the emperor laughs too. The truth is acknowledged and nobody gets hurt. We are blessed with a great tradition of fools. Mark Twain gave us biting satires of religion, race and contemporary mores. Will Rogers with his faux innocent act was able to mock and skewer pompous pretentiousness and remain friends with the powerful. He never lost his place in the “court” and was never banished to the wilderness. Fools are not always so fortunate. King Lear’s fool ends badly, though not at the king’s command. Then there is that fine line between being a fool and a prophet. Fools sometimes cross it and may become prophets, and tragically, even martyrs. They may begin to take their message so seriously that they can no longer find the humor. Mort Sahl, the pre-eminent fool of the late ’50s and ’60s, crossed the line with his prophet-like stance against the Warren Report on the assassination of JFK. But before that, he illuminated reality with such ironic observations as, “Eisenhower is for gradual integration and Stevenson is for moderate integration. Is there nowhere between these two great extremes where we can find a compromise?” Dick Gregory also moved from fool to prophet – understandably overwhelmed with the ongoing pain of racism. But before retiring from dispensing the cleansing, insight-provoking method of satire he claimed, “We sat in at that lunch counter for four years waiting for them to integrate. When they finally did, they didn’t have what we wanted.” Today we still have some fools who may teeter on the line over the abyss. While still funny, Bill Maher almost went from fool directly to martyrdom without ever going through the prophet stage. With his wildly misinterpreted remarks on the 9-11 terrorists, he is, in his own words, “the only person to actually lose his job because of 9-11.” On the conservative side of the spectrum, Dennis Miller, while not martyred in the classic sense, in many ways sacrificed his career by moving from left to right. Our nation needs a program to develop fools. We have too many people fooling us by bending the truth beyond recognition. The fool reveals the truth about those who try to fool us by burying and hiding the truth under words, misdirection and spin. When the “Clear Skies Initiative” allows more pollutants in the air, we need fools. When weapons systems designed to kill are called “Peace Keepers,” we need fools. When a president acts as if there were a legitimate dispute about what “the meaning of `is’ is,” we need fools. We need fools to use the subversive power of humor to move us to see the self-evident truths in front of our eyes. On April Fools’ Day, and possibly even in normal life, let us all try to tell the truth like fools – with humor and grace, with voices soft enough to be heard and wit sharp enough to penetrate minds lulled by conventional wisdom. It is my deepest ambition to become a fool. My wife says I have already achieved it, and I am flattered … I think. Jonathan Dobrer is a professor of comparative religion at the University of Judaism in Bel-Air. Write to him by e-mail at jondobrer@mac.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

EU court cancels Sh2 billion Real Madrid state aid refund

first_imgIn a decision handed down in July 2016, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the club and the Madrid City Hall had agreed an illegal transaction involving the sale of municipal land.In the deal, the club had paid 595,000 euros in 1998 for the land, but the operation had not come to fruition for technical reasons and authorities paid Real Madrid 22.7 million euros in compensation in 2011.But according to a Barcelona firm mandated by the commission, it should have paid only 4.3 million euros leaving the land in question overvalued by 18.4 million euros, giving Real Madrid an unjustified advantage over other clubs.Real Madrid lodged an appeal against this decision in October 2016.“I am absolutely convinced that we will win,” club president Florentino Perez said at the time.In February 2019, the European Court of Justice annulled another commission decision involving four Spanish clubs, including Real, but also Barcelona, Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao, to repay illegal state aid.These clubs were accused of having benefited, without justification, of a corporate tax rate five percent lower than that of other similar companies.However, the General Court decided the commission had erred in its assessment, not having already sufficiently proved that the contested measure was illegal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000In a decision handed down in July 2016, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Real madrid and the Madrid City Hall had agreed an illegal transaction involving the sale of municipal land © AFP/File / Franck FIFELUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg, May 22 – A top EU court has cancelled a European Commission decision from 2016 that forced Spain to recover Sh 2 billion (18.4 million euros) from Real Madrid because it considered a real estate refund as illegal state aid.“The Commission could not classify the disputed measure as state aid”, as it did not “sufficiently demonstrate that it conferred an advantage to the plaintiff,” said the ruling of the General Court of the European Union.last_img read more

Arsenal fear long lay-off for Oxlade-Chamberlain as midfielder undergoes scan

first_img Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will not be fit for Sunday’s clash with Manchester United amid growing fears he has suffered a serious injury.The England international was forced off with a knee problem in the second half of Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday following a clash with Javier Mascherano.Oxlade-Chamberlain will now miss the Gunners’ pivotal trip to Old Trafford as he awaits results from a scan on his injury.There is better news for Arsenal, however, with Arsene Wenger confirming that Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista is in line for a return.“He [Gabriel] is coming back into the squad tomorrow,” Wenger told“So we will see how he responds to that, but the signs are positive. He might be available for Sunday.“Oxlade-Chamberlain has a scan today, he will not be available for Sunday.” 1last_img read more

Handle bills before case is resolved

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsIt is important that you deal with all of the outstanding health-care bills before your case is resolved. Most contingency fee agreements make clear that any such unpaid bills are your responsibility. The lawyer will negotiate those he or she knows about, and often is able to reduce them. But if the lawyer is not aware of an outstanding bill, and it is presented for payment after the settlement is done, you likely will be the one stuck dealing with it. Q: We’re in a heated civil case over ownership of a real property. Somewhere along the way the other side insists that portions of our tax returns must be turned over, but we consider those returns highly private and confidential. Will they actually get our returns? A: It is quite doubtful they will get your returns or even portions of them, unless you have put tax issues squarely in issue (for example, you sue your accountant for malpractice). If it is a case where you are likely to be assessed punitive damages, then maybe tax returns, or some portion of them, might be available. Tax returns, legally, are most often considered confidential, private and privileged. There is quite a bit of case law in California to support objections to turning over any portions of tax returns in the usual civil action. – B.L., Torrance Question: I was badly injured in an automobile accident, and the largest part of my treatment has been physical therapy. The charges are high, but the physical therapist is working on a lien – just how does this play out? Answer: A number of health-care providers work on liens associated with personal injury cases. This may include physical therapists, and chiropractors and some physicians. You and your attorney no doubt signed a lien agreement with the physical therapist which indicates you remain personally liable for the bills, but that payment is to be made from your recovery in the case. The physical therapist asserts a lien on those settlement funds. For all intents and purposes, so, too, does your attorney whose contingent fee is paid as a percentage of the recovery. Most physical therapy liens are negotiable. It is not unusual, at least in my experience, that the reduction in the physical therapy bills will equal the percentage of payment to the lawyer (e.g., one-third of the gross recovery pays the lawyer fees, and, in turn, the physical therapist reduces his or her bill by one-third). – R.C., Glendale Basic court forms for free The California Judicial Council publishes multiple, basic court forms online that you can print for free. Go to – it is easy to click on to a form group and choose from the clear list of categories available. Ron Sokol is a Manhattan Beach-based attorney with 29 years of experience who has arbitrated and mediated many cases. E-mail questions and comments to him at This column summarizes the law, and does not substitute for legal consultation.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgIt was another busy week for the Lifford Ac athletes as they travelled to Derry for the Annual Paula’s 5k Run in Gransha. The club had a total of ten runners on duty on what turned out to be another great weekend for the club.The first runner over the line was Daniel Hannigan in a impressive time of 16.39. National medalist from Athlone Ann Marie McGlynn was next home from the club in a seasons best of 16.52, and also the winning senior lady. Paul Kelly was next in 17.12pb. Sean Dudgeon and Bill Duncan built on their 2nd and 3rd from last weeks 10k on Bundoran with a personal best of 17.28 and 17.34 respectively. Paul “Gadget” Kelly and Eddie Kelly also had a super runs in a time of 17.36 and 17.45. Paul knocking 32 secs off his pb. Next over the line was Claire McGuigan, in a pb of 18.30 which is 22secs off her previous pb. Next to cross the line was assistant coach Maurice Sharkey in 18.50pb, with the ever improving Kevin McMenamin next in 19.08. On Sunday in the Annual Letterkenny St Patrick’s Day 5k Lifford also had a few runner braving the tough route. Alan McGinley was the first home in an impressive time of 20.30, next home was Michael Murphy in 21.22, Martin Devenney 21.30 and Conor McGinley in 23.22. ATHLETICS – LIFFORD AC CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 17th, 2013 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:Lifford AC noteslast_img read more


first_imgArena 7 gift vouchers are now available online.Arena7 managed have formally announced that their ‘Gift Vouchers’ are now available online.Christmas is here and you haven’t got all your presents yet, you’re not sure what your nieces and nephews are into these days?You can’t figure out what to get your secret Santa, what about Mum and Dad? Questions, dilemmas and no easy answers or solutions, that was the case until you heard about the Arena7 gift vouchers.Arena7 gift vouchers are the perfect answer to all these scenarios and more.One voucher in Arena7 can be used in any of our departments.You can enjoy a game of Bowling or hire our VIP Bowling Room, better still combine Laser Quest and Waynes World Adventure Centre with food. They can also be used for kids parties or even for a group of friends on a day out.Arena7 gift vouchers are very popular for those who enjoy dining in our Wood Berry Grill Bar & Restaurant.Our Private Karaoke Bar can be the start of a great night on the town, which includes finger food and champagne.So as you can see, Arena7 Gift Vouchers are a top gift to give this Christmas and better still, you can now get our vouchers online at at Letterkenny Shopping Centre or better still call into Arena7 and pick one up today. GET THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT THIS YEAR WITH ARENA 7 GIFT VOUCHERS – NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE was last modified: December 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Arena 7EntertainmentFeaturesGift Vouchersnewsonlinelast_img read more