Some senators dismayed by WBO review of Pacquiao-Horn match

first_imgJeff Horn, left, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (Photo by TERTIUS PICKARD / AP)Some colleagues of Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao expressed their dismay at the results of the recent scoring review conducted by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) that declared Australian Jeff Horn as the clear winner.“Yun ang tingin nila eh, ang tingin ng karamihan hindi,” Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said in an ambush interview on Tuesday. “Karamihan ng mga komentarista, boxing aficionados, hindi eh. I don’t know what their gauge was.”ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission View comments The senators all agreed, however, that Pacquiao’s retirement would be entirely up to him.Sotto encouraged Pacquiao to challenge Horn to a rematch, especially since Pacquiao, Sotto jokingly added, would earn “billion dollars per fight.”Angara, for his part, said that he would “respect” whatever Pacquiao’s decision would be.“Iba yung kondisyon ni Manny. Manny is not an ordinary 39-year-old. Yung katawan niya pang-trenta lang,” Angara said.  “Kung feeling niya kaya niya, rerespetuhin ko yun dahil siya lang nakakaalam talaga kung kaya niya.”(“Manny’s physical condition is different. Manny is not an ordinary 39-year-old. His body is that of a 30-year-old. If he feels that he can still do it, I will respect that because he alone knows if he can still do it.”)Trillanes affirmed that he remained a “boxing fan of Manny” and recalled the time when he was in detention the latter’s fights brought him “joy and pride every time.”“Si Senator Pacquiao lang ang makakasagot niyan – kung kaya niya o hindi na niya kaya. Ako, I believe, kung kaya pa niya, sige lang lumaban pa siya kasi he should continue to make our countrymen proud,” Trillanes said.(“Only Senator Pacquiao can answer that – whether he could still do it or not. For me, I believe that if he could still do it, he should keep fighting because he should continue to make our countrymen proud.”)Gatchalian advised Pacquiao to “really analyze” if he could manage two big responsibilities – being a boxer and being a senator.“As a friend, I would really advise Senator Manny to think about itong dalawang mabigat na trabaho,” Gatchalian said. “Senate is not an easy task. Napakabigat nung pressure. And he has to really analyze kung kaya ba talagang i-manage yung dalawang napakalaking responsibility.” Former Sen. Rene Saguisag recently criticized Pacquiao, saying that the boxer-turned-politician continued with his training despite reports that the Maute terrorist group had slipped into Sarangani, Pacquiao’s home province.READ: Ex-Senator Saguisag slams lawmakers for lame stance on martial lawBut Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV believes that Pacquiao succeeded in juggling his duties at the Senate and his boxing career.“Siguro nung congressman siya. Pero ngayon, as a Senator, hindi naman siya naga-absent at present naman siya sa mga investigations. Nagspo-sponsor siya. Nagi-interpellate siya,” Trillanes said in an interview.(“Maybe it was different when he was a congressman. But now, as a senator, he is rarely absent and he is present during investigations. He sponsors, he interpellates.)“He is active, kumpara nga dun sa iba na wala namang second profession, pero hindi niyo naman maririnig yung boses. I believe, ginagampanan niya yung kanyang trabaho,” he added.(“He is active, compared to others who do not have a second profession but you barely hear their voices. I believe that he is able to do his job”.)Sen. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian also expressed his support towards Pacquiao.“I was rooting for Senator Manny,” Gatchalian said.“Nakita ko yung dedication niya sa trabaho niya and he really tried to manage his time in both the boxing profession and here in the Senate (I saw his dedication in his work),” he added.The topic of the boxer-turned-politician’s retirement from his sports career drew mixed reactions from the senators. 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IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation (“As a friend, I would really advise Senator Manny to think about these two difficult jobs. Senate is not an easy task. The pressure is too great. And he has to really analyze if he could manage these two big responsibilities.”)“So, it’s really up to him now to assess his time and his capability and also the efforts he is putting in these two big responsibilities,” he added. “But it’s really time to assess. Ganitong disruptions sa buhay mag-assess talaga tayo kung ano yung landas na gusto nating puntahan (With disruptions in life like this one we really need to assess what path we would like to follow).” –Airei Kim Guanga, INQUIRER.net intern /atmSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer (“That’s what they think, but majority of the people disagree with them. Most of the commentators and boxing aficionados disagree with them.”)The WBO re-examined the fight after Pacquiao and Games and Amusement Board, the Philippine government’s sports regulatory body, blasted the referees and the judges and demanded a review after the senator lost in Brisbane on July 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Pacquiao said the WBO’s decision no longer surprised him.READ: WBO review rules Horn beat PacquiaoFor his part, Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara said that the WBO had to uphold its decision because it credibility was at stake. “Siyempre kailangan nila panindigan yung pagkakamali nila,” Angara said. “Once binawi nila yun, magkaka-issue. Yung credibilidad nila apektado.”(“Of course, they have to stand by their mistake. If they retract that decision, there will be issues and their credibility will be affected.”)“Nakakita ka na ba ng WBO na nagsabi na ang dapat nanalo ay yung kabila? I’m not aware of any case or any fight na sinabi nila nagkamali yung mga judges nila,” he added.(“Have you witnessed the WBO say that the winner is the other party? I’m not aware of any case or any fight where they said that their judges were wrong.”)Some senators came to their colleague’s defense when asked to comment regarding the criticisms being thrown at the neophyte senator.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Sta. Lucia nabs first win in PSL Grand Prix

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Improved chemistry doing wonders for Che’Lu-San Sebastian Rubie De Leon ended the marathon match that lasted for over two hours with a heady play that caught the Lifesavers sleeping.Generika, which drew 27 points from American import Symone Hayden, dropped to 0-2. The Lifesavers lost to Foton in the season opener three days ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Bhodana Anisova of Sta. Lucia Realty vs Rhea Meneses and Angeli Araneta of Generika-Ayala. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSta. Lucia posted its first win after squeaking past Generika-Ayala, 21-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 15-7, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Tuesday at Bacoor Sports Complex in Cavite.Imports Bohdana Anisova and MJ Philips combined for 50 points to lead the Lady Realtors, who bounced back from a four-set loss to Petron on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 Anisova, who is a former Ukranian national team player, pumped in 28 points, built on 22 attacks with four service aces while Philips added 22 points.Sta. Lucia coach George Pascua liked what he saw from his team especially with the way it overcame a bad start.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“I’m satisfied, but there were still some lapses in the first and third sets,” said Pascua, a three-time PSL champion.“Although we struggled in our reception, I’m glad that our key players are slowly adjusting. We have a veteran setter in Rubie (de Leon) so she already knew how to make the players work as one solid unit.” MOST READlast_img read more

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ECOWAS Chief Justices Meet in Benin

first_imgA meeting of Chief Justices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ended in the capital city of Benin, Cotonou.According to the Supreme Court of Liberia, the delegates at the meeting, which included the Chief Justices of the 12 of the 15 West African States, agreed on mechanisms for improving the enforcement by National Courts of laws that strengthens integration.At the meeting, the Chief Justices also discussed the need for more resources to promote cooperation among national judiciaries, with the goal of streamlining the judicial systems of member states to in turn facilitate intra community enforcement of courts processes, affective integration and decisions.The West African Chief Justices proposed to ensure greater respect for the rule of law in the Economic Community of West African (ECOWAS) member states, as well as to improve judicial services and relations with other arms of government to ensure greater independence for their judiciaries.The conference was addressed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission Vice President, Dr. Toga McIntosh, the Host Chief Justice of Benin and his counterpart from the Ivory Coast, who is also the Chairman of the Counsel of the West African Chief Justices.The High Court Justices who attended the meeting were his honor Francis S. Korkpor, Sr., of Liberia, and his colleagues from Benin, Ivory Coast, Cape –Verde, Togo, Senegal, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina –Faso and Ghana among others.The meeting of the Chief Justices of the economic community of West African states usually involves activities that highlight issues of national justice and how they can be addressed.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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Real Madrid says it will sue over Ronaldo ‘rape’ saga report

first_img0Shares0000A bus drives past an advertising poster for an underwear brand, showing a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo in Rome © AFP/File / Alberto PIZZOLIMADRID, Spain, Oct 11 – Real Madrid said Thursday it had filed a lawsuit against a Portuguese newspaper that wrote the Spanish giants pushed Cristiano Ronaldo to hush up an alleged rape case.Real said it had taken legal action against Correio da Manha after the paper reported Wednesday that “Real Madrid pressured him to sign” a non-disclosure accord and pay compensation to his accuser, Kathryn Mayorga. “Real Madrid has absolutely no knowledge of any of the information that the newspaper published with regard to the player Cristiano Ronaldo, and therefore the club could not have taken action on a matter of which it had no knowledge,” the club said in a statement.Ronaldo, 33, who left Real Madrid over the summer to join Italian champions Juventus in deal worth 100 million euros, has been in turmoil since a case involving rape allegations against him, dating back to 2009, was reopened by Las Vegas police last week.The case was originally closed after Ronaldo signed a confidentiality agreement in 2010 with Mayorga, a former model now aged 34, who received a pay-off in return for her silence.Mayorga alleged that she had been raped on June 13, 2009, just days after Ronaldo had signed a contract with Real Madrid in a mega transfer deal from Manchester United.The Portuguese newspaper reported that Real, wishing to avoid scandal, pressed Ronaldo to pay compensation to Mayorga to hush up the affair.Ronaldo’s lawyer insisted Wednesday the player did not rape the woman in a Las Vegas hotel and that their sexual encounter was “completely consensual.”“Once again, for the avoidance of doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo’s position has always been, and continues to be, that what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual,” lawyer Peter Christiansen said in a statement.Ronaldo freely admits signing the non-disclosure accord but his lawyer insisted he simply wished to put an end to the allegations.Christiansen also said that documents reproduced by media outlets in recent days purportedly quoting the player and including details of the non-disclosure accord involving a payment of 375,000 dollars to his accuser were false.He said “documents that allegedly contain statements by Cristiano Ronaldo and were reproduced in the media are pure invention.”Der Spiegel, the German magazine which published the story released a statement which said, in part: “Our story is carefully researched. We have hundreds of documents from different sources that substantiate our reporting.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Juventus to make decision on Tuesday over move for long-term Arsenal target

first_img Julian Draxler Juventus will decide by Tuesday whether or not they are making a move for Arsenal target Julian Draxler.The Italian champions have agreed personal terms with the attacking midfielder but they are still haggling over a fee with Schalke.The German side want £22m for the 21-year-old, with £11m upfront, or alternatively they would accept an offer of £17m plus bonuses.However so far Juventus have only offered £11m with just an additional £6.6m of bonuses and Schalke are refusing to budge.That, according to SportMediaset, has left Juventus frantically trying to complete a deal and they will pull out of talks on Tuesday if no agreement is met.Such a scenario could allow Arsenal back into negotiations for Draxler, who they have been monitoring for the past 18 months. 1last_img read more

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‘Thank God he’s back!’ – Arsenal fans react to the return of Mesut Ozil as Alexis Sanchez is named on the bench

first_img1 Mesut Ozil has been named in the Arsenal starting XI for Sunday’s visit of Chelsea having missed last week’s goalless draw away to Stoke.The Gunners were berated for a lack of creativity in the German’s absence at the Britannia in a season where Ozil has already assisted 16 goals, seven more than anyone else in the league.The good news continued for Arsenal with Alexis Sanchez returning to the matchday squad for the first time since November 29th.And the return of the duo has buoyed the Arsenal fans on social media as they look to return to the top of the Premier League table with a win against their London rivals at the Emirates.See below for the best reaction to the Arsenal line-up!Line-Up: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Flamini, Ramsey, Ozil; Campbell, Giroud, Walcott.Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs, Gabriel, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlin, Sanchez. Mesut Ozil center_img [View the story “‘Thank God he’s back!’ – Arsenal fans react to the return of Mesut Ozil as Alexis Sanchez is named on the bench” on Storify]last_img read more

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Nonviolence campaign kicks off its 64-day run

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The eighth annual A Season for Nonviolence starts today, offering 64 ways to practice nonviolence over 64 days. The grass-roots campaign is dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform and empower our lives and our communities. In Santa Clarita, a group of residents formed the SNV Task Force to engage the community in this simple campaign, which calls on participants to remember each day that they are responsible and able to make a better world for all people. A Season for Nonviolence was created to remember the lives and accomplishments of two great peacemakers, Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Begun in 1998 by Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi and a group of organizations dedicated to the nonviolence principles of Gandhi and King, the dates commemorate the anniversaries of their deaths: Gandhi (Jan. 30) and King (April 4). This international program honors their vision for an empowered and nonviolent world. To create an awareness of nonviolent principles and practice, the campaign centers on the 64 Ways in 64 Days to Practice Nonviolence. Every day a personal trait, skill or action is highlighted, and a simple act to enforce the trait is suggested. For the first 23 days, the focus is on personal change and learning by building courage to speak and act with respect, honor and reverence. During the next 21 days, the focus is on interpersonal change in and learning to practice nonviolence in day-to-day interactions. The final 20 days focus on community, helping participants to stand for truth through action. Participation in A Season for Nonviolence is simple. People are asked to read the practices, talk about them with others and implement them as best they can. The task force recommends that families, co-workers and classrooms read the daily suggestions together and practice them. In partnership with the city of Santa Clarita’s Human Relations Forum, versions of the 64 Ways brochure can be printed in city offices and local county libraries. The brochure can also be viewed or printed by visiting www.santa-clarita.com under Community/Human Relations Forum. A Season for Nonviolence is aligned with the United Nations’ resolution for an “International Decade of Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010).” The state of California has issued an official proclamation that the 64-day period between Jan. 30 and April 4 be celebrated as A Season for Nonviolence. The official SNV ceremonies at the United Nations are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15. Once again, SNV youth leaders will co-design and co-direct the program. The theme for the 2006 Youth SNV Program is “Civil Rights are Human Rights.’ The local SNV Task Force can be contacted at snvscv@sbcglobal.net. 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

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Gas stations roll out TV at pump

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We will not over-advertise,” Leider said.. The video will include news segments from local TV anchors, traffic updates as well as some consumer-oriented segments from ABC’s “Good Morning America” program. Since gas pumpers won’t be able to switch off the video, keeping it relevant and engaging is key, Leider said. NEW YORK – TV seems to be everywhere these days. At the supermarket, the mall, and now, thanks to a Michigan-based startup company, the gas pump. Gas Station TV, based in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park, has been testing its service for several months in Dallas with TV monitors installed above gas pumps that show short clips of news, weather and traffic, and, of course, advertising. Walt Disney Co.’s ABC will sell ads for the screens and also provide local news, weather and other programming for the screens, mainly from ABC’s locally owned or affiliated television stations. David Leider, a former marketing executive at Yahoo Inc. who is the company’s chief executive, says they are focused on making the programming useful to users and tailored to the average length of time it takes to fill up with gas – about four minutes. last_img read more

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Lagan Harps F.C. to take part in Manor 5K to fundraise for a defibrillator

first_imgManor 5KThe Manor 5km takes place next Tuesday (16th August) at 7.30pm. Registrations from 6.00pm.The money raised from this event will go towards the cost of a defibrillator for the club and communityLagan Harps football clubOur ladies team turned in a great performance when they battled to a 4-1 win away to Illies Celtic in the Ulster Junior cup semi-final. Despite the terrible weather conditions the girls went through with all the goals scored in the last twenty five minutes. Nakita Burke, Caroline Gallagher and Amy Boyd (2) were the scorers in a great team performance. Earlier in the week they beat Finn Valley 5-1 in the Glencar Inn cup, scorers were Amanda Callaghan(3), Caroline Gallagher and Amy Boyd.Our u/14 girls defeated Swily Rovers 4-1 with goals from Erin Doherty, Shannon Cunningham, Orla Mc Garth and Rihanna Devenney.Our u/16’s lost 12-4 in a high scoring game with Donegal Town. Rihanna Devenney(2), Shannon Cunningham and Savannah Whoriskey were the scorers.Our men’s team start their season on Sunday when they are away to Milford Utd in the Brian Mc Cormick Sportsman’s cup. Kick off is 2.00pm. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 3,15,18 and 24. Roisin Gallagher had three numbers and won €50. Next weeks jackpot is €7000.Lagan Harps F.C. to take part in Manor 5K to fundraise for a defibrillator was last modified: August 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:5kdefibrillatorLagan HarpsManorlast_img read more

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Gareth Southgate dislocates shoulder while out running at World Cup base

first_img“I might not be celebrating any goals as athletically in future!” joked Southgate, who was treated in a nearby hospital with the assistance of team doctor Rob Chakraverty.“The doc has made it clear that punching the air is not an option.“We have got such a great support team and they were there very quickly. They were supposed to be relaxing because we let the players have a bit of time off and I am causing them work.”England got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory over Tunisia –  a victory that left the Southgate delighted.The Three Lions play their second game against Panama on Sunday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 1pm. “It is better me than one of the players!”#threelions https://t.co/HajfTAuKKb— England (@England) June 20, 2018However, despite what was surely quite a painful knock for the boss, Southgate was in a jokey mood when asked about his injury, saying he might have to curb his goal celebrations for future World Cup games.He said: “I might not be celebrating any goals as athletically in future!“The doc has made it clear that punching the air is not an option.“We have got such a great support team and they were there very quickly. They were supposed to be relaxing because we let the players have a bit of time off and I am causing them work. England manager Gareth Southgate has dislocated his shoulder while out running at the team’s World Cup base in Repino on Wednesday, the FA has confirmed.Southgate was treated in a nearby hospital with the assistance of team doctor Rob Chakraverty. Southgate will have to be mindful of how he celebrates if England score any more goals 1last_img read more

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