Ortiz fight off after ex-welterweight champ charged with rape

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ NCAA: Lyceum vents ire on Arellano to inch closer to Final 4 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Premier Boxing Champions said that a 10-round featherweight bout between Brandon Figueroa and Oscar Escandon would be the main event of the card which also features 2016 Nigerian Olympian Efe Ajagba.Ortiz, 31, was the World Boxing Council welterweight world champion thanks to a bruising victory over Andre Berto when he took on challenger Floyd Mayweather in September of 2011.Mayweather emerged with a controversial fourth-round knockout, stunning an apparently unprepared Ortiz with a barrage of blows after referee Joe Cortez had briefly stopped the bout to dock Ortiz a point for an intentional head butt.Ortiz, who has also appeared on the television reality sow “Dancing with the Stars” and in the movie “The Expendables 3,” has three wins, three defeats and one draw in the ring since then.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ventura County prosecutors said Ortiz was due to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on October 1 to be arraigned on multiple charges related to the incident.READ: Former WBC welterweight champ Victor Ortiz charged with rapeFEATURED 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 ChrissHis release on bail had seemed to leave open the possibility he would still fight on Sunday’s Premier Boxing Champions card in Ontario, California, but Molina posted the bout was off.“Sorry to all my friends, family and fans,” Molina posted on Instagram. “I was more than ready for this fight … I’ll be in the ring soon and I’ll be in the house Sunday.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE – Victor Ortiz avoids a punch by Andre Berto during a welterweight fight at StubHub Center on April 30, 2016 in Carson, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPFormer welterweight world champion Victor Ortiz, arrested on suspicion of rape on Tuesday in Oxnard, California, won’t fight as scheduled on Sunday according to an Instagram post from intended opponent John Molina Jr.Ortiz turned himself in on Tuesday after authorities filed a felony complaint against him alleging rape during a March 19 incident in which a woman told Oxnard police she was sexually assaulted inside a house.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

REAP Identifies with Orphans in 3 Counties

first_imgAs part of its Ebola awareness program, a local non-governmental organization, the Restoration of Educational Advancement Program (REAP), in collaboration with Orphan Aid Liberia, has begun identifying with several orphanages in three of the 15 countiesREAP is distributing assorted food and anti-Ebola materials such as disinfectants to over 30 orphanages in Montserrado, Grand Bassa and Margibi counties. Some of the items included 73 bags of 25-kg rice, chlorox, faucet buckets and other anti-Ebola supplies.REAP Executive Director, Emmanuel Manneh, presented the first items recently to some orphanages in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.He put the total cost of the donation at one million Liberian Dollars.According to him, the initiative was intended to adequately inform orphans and disadvantaged children about the danger of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) and to enhance preventive measures.The orphanages that benefited from the gesture in Grand Bassa included TOCAD, Caring for Tomorrow, Disable and Unaccompanied Children Home and God Heritage.Others were, World Champion and Children’s Village. “We target orphans and disadvantaged children who are the most vulnerable and at this time in particular, cannot let the be on their own,” Manneh told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday.He further stated that they would go to Margibi and Montserrado counties to continue the distributing needed supplies. Prior to the Ebola crisis, he indicated that his organization had been working with less fortunate children to transform them into good citizens who will in future contribute to the reconstruction and development of the country.He continued: “We are training them to have good behavior and empower them with life-saving skills.”REAP and Orphan Aid Liberia Ebola team is continuing the distribution in Montserrado and Margibi Counties after covering seven orphanages with nearly two hundred children in Grand Bassa County.Manneh told our reporter that the orphans expressed heartfelt appreciation for the items they received.Receiving the items on behalf of the orphanages in Grand Bassa County, Madam Mary Beh also thanked REAP for the gesture and called on other humanitarian organizations to emulate the good example of REAP.Madam Beh, who is the caretaker of the MODOC orphanage in Buchanan, was overwhelmed: “We appreciate the gesture; we thank God that people are interested in orphanages and orphans,” she declared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The Government should have followed the right path and resigned

first_imgDear Editor,I have been following the latest political developments in Guyana, more so since the No-Confidence Motion was passed. I have watched the Government acquiesce then frantically backpedal on this issue, claiming that it was an illegal move by the Opposition.Without trying to take sides, I would like to give my two cents to the various chips that have fallen since the fateful day of December 21, 2018. Specifically, I would like to reflect on the No-Confidence Motion; the mathematics involved and whether this applies to our Constitution and the issue closest to my heart, whether dual citizens should be allowed in Parliament.The No-Confidence Motion, in my opinion, and I daresay in the opinion of a majority of scholars, academics, the courts, and laypersons, was validly passed. Parliamentary rules were all applied and followed. The Speaker brought this to the floor and the votes were done according to established procedures.The fact is that the Speaker and the Government, initially, accepted this vote. It should not have been overturned based on flimsy reasoning. This blatantly allowed the Government to put itself ahead of the good of the country and its democratic principles.The Government should have followed the right path and continued its resignation process and called for elections as is specified in the Constitution. By not doing so, it has squandered many votes that could have gone their way.And one of the flimsy reasons is that 34 votes are needed because of rounding off half of the members. I will not repeat the opinions of the majority of Guyanese but I will just ask the question: Where in the Constitution of Guyana does it say that we need an absolute majority to determine a vote of no confidence? And where does it say that we have to use an outlandish formula to come up with this absolute majority, especially when another type of majority (2/3) is specified for/in other clauses? Answer this question and one will see that the Government is grabbing at straws just to stay alive. This is detrimental to our young country and to our still young institutions.The Government, in desperately trying to come up with reasons to justify the reversal of the No-Confidence Motion, shot itself in the feet by declaring that MP Charrandas Persaud was not eligible to vote because he was a dual citizen.This notion brings to the forefront the issue of dual citizens in our Parliament. And so it is that the same Government has to abide by its own pleadings and allow its dual citizen MPs to resign, meaning that its Ministers have to as well. How ironic. How shortsighted!But for those who rather look at the brighter side of things, they will see that our institutions will come out of this stronger, and the issue of dual citizens has arrived to face us all. This is where I declare: Guyana needs all its citizens to come together to partake in its development.This dual citizens issue of declaring adherence to another State, and conflict of interest that can result from it, is not big enough to warrant throwing away the effective expertise, the huge pool of experienced and dedicated Guyanese residing abroad who want to return and give back to the country of their birth. If we include all our overseas brothers and sisters, Guyana has a pool of experts that is second to none in the Caribbean! It would be very shortsighted to refuse such talents and richness. It should be noted that it was the overseas Guyanese who braved illegality and snow and doggedness to come to the shores of other lands so they can work and send money and barrels back home for their family and neighbours. It was the overseas Guyanese that kept the economy of Guyana afloat in many ways during the late 80s and even into the early 90s.And they are still a force to be reckoned with when it comes to remittances. Just look at the IDB’s yearly reports on this. It is time we bring our overseas dual citizens into the fold so we can all come together and build this beautiful land. And I will argue that in this vein, we need to look at bringing back the overseas vote! Gone should be the days of election riggings and ghost registrations. This is, after all, the 21st century.My final thought, in conclusion, is that I have seen all the steps this current Government has taken with regards to elections, beginning with unilaterally appointing the Chairman of the Elections Commission; to defying the rulings of Parliament on the no-confidence votes; to questions on the Ministry of Citizenship and its registrations processes; and the list goes on.When the coalition won the general elections in 2015, I saw the faces of relief, vindication and validation in my Afro-Guyanese brothers and sisters. No longer were they committed to the sidelines of running the country. And today, this hold they now have on power is one that is difficult to give up because of the zero-sum game of our politics.I call on the PNC and the coalition to recognise that they won the 2015 elections freely. This progress indicates that no longer is race the major factor in ensuring that free elections are won. Now there are other factors such as (perception of) corruption, unemployment, economic hardships or successes, etc. Parties should now focus on these issues as they campaign for elections this year. And if all the rumblings are correct, the PNC does not have to worry if they lose the elections this year…..the key election year will be 2024 when the oil money begins to manifest in our Guyana!Sincerely,Sharir Chan (dualcitizen)Sacramento, CaliforniaMahaicony, Guyanalast_img read more

Monday Morning on Issues and Answers

first_imgComing up on the next Issues and Answers – Monday after the 9 AM news on Moose FM – Chris Baby from Peace Valley OSB is on the show to talk about how the mill is dealing with the current economic conditions… also, Larry Espe, from School District #60, is on to discuss the changes to the Secondary School Re-organization plan… and, Dave Eaton with the Northern BC Real Estate Board discusses the market conditions for Real Estate right now in Northern BC.If you have a question, comment or show idea, send an email to contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com.Check out previous episodes of Issues and Answers here.- Advertisement –last_img

Around Whittier

first_imgPICO RIVERA – “Fiesta de la Salud,” a free community health fair featuring screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, breast cancer, plus children’s immunizations and more, will be held from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Big Saver Foods, 9406 E. Washington Blvd. For more information, call (310) 545-5627. Register for classes at Cerritos College NORWALK – Registration for Cerritos College’s summer session classes, which begin Monday, can still be made online at www.cerritos.edu/admissions, or at the campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd. The Web site has a schedule of classes and application and registration forms. Eligible returning students can register either online or by using the automated phone registration system at (562)865-3276. For more information, call (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2211. School orchestra slated to perform WHITTIER – California High School’s band and orchestra will perform at 7:30p.m. May 25 in the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High School, 12417 Philadelphia St. Admission costs $5. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 3000. Red Cross in need of blood donors WHITTIER – Blood and platelet donors this month to the Southern California Red Cross are eligible to win a $1,045 YogaWorks annual membership or $500 toward a one-year gym membership. Blood is urgently needed, Red Cross officials said. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call (800) GIVE LIFE or visit www.GiveLife.org. Spanish speakers should call (866) POR VIDA. To organize a blood drive, call (800) 491-2113. Boys and Girls Club registration opens WHITTIER – It’s time to register for summer programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Whittier. Students between the ages of 7 and 18 may participate in a diverse selection of programs, including sports, games, computer classes, dance, reading programs, swimming and field trips. Early morning programs are available from 7 to 10 a.m. for an additional fee. Regular club hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Membership is $15 a year. For more information, call (562) 945-3787, Ext. 106, or stop by the club at 7905 Greenleaf Ave. for an application form. Sheriff’s substation seeks volunteers SOUTH WHITTIER – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is looking for volunteers to assist in the daily operations of the South Whittier substation and to participate in many programs sponsored by the department. Adults who can give a minimum of 16 hours a month to participate with the volunteer group should call (562) 903-1874 or (562)466-5455 between 9a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or stop by the substation at 13525 Telegraph Road. `Every 15 Minutes’ event scheduled LA MIRADA – On May31 and June 1 the city is sponsoring the “Every 15 Minutes” program at La Mirada High School to encourage students to make good choices. The two-day program challenges high school juniors and seniors to think about drinking, driving, personal safety and the responsibility of making mature decisions about alcohol. For more information, call the sheriff’s La Mirada Community Station at (562) 902-2060. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Rooney free to leave, confirms new Everton boss Silva

first_img“He has already started his deal (talks),” Silva said as he was unveiled as Everton’s third manager in eight months on Monday.“Rooney is a club legend and we need to understand everything. The door is open every time for him.”England’s all-time record goalscorer had delayed a decision on his future until the appointment of a new manager.Rooney was Everton’s top scorer with 11 goals this season even though he fell down the pecking order under Sam Allardyce, who was sacked last month.“There is a possibility he will leave. He is talking with Washington, it is no secret,” said the club’s director of football, Marcel Brands, who was appointed just last month. “We will also talk with him.”Allardyce led Everton out of relegation trouble to finish eighth in the Premier League, after a disastrous start to the season, which saw Ronald Koeman sacked in October.However, the former England manager clashed with Everton fans over his style of football which prioritised results over entertainment.“It is easy to understand the culture and identity. I know what the fans expect to see every time,” said Silva, who has been handed a third Premier League job after short spells at Hull City and Watford.The Portuguese coach is under pressure to prove himself as he failed to save Hull from relegation in 2017 and was fired by Watford in January after results declined following initial interest from Everton when Koeman was fired.“I don’t want to compare nothing,” added Silva. “Now is the moment to prove again, it is a big challenge for us. To win matches you need to create chances and score.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wayne to Washington: New Everton manager Marco Silva won’t stand in Rooney’s move to DC United © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 4 – New Everton manager Marco Silva made clear on Monday that it will be Wayne Rooney’s decision should he choose to leave his boyhood club for Major League Soccer side DC United.Rooney, 32, has already held talks with the Washington franchise over a reported $17 million (£13 million or 14.5 million euros) transfer just a year after returning to Goodison Park from Manchester United.last_img read more

Berahino back for West Brom against Southampton

first_img Saido Berahino Tony Pulis has revealed Saido Berahino is in the frame to start for West Brom against Southampton on Saturday.The striker has been at the centre of an ugly transfer saga and tweeted last week suggesting he would not play for the club again after they rejected two deadline day bids from Tottenham.Pulis admits he was disappointed by the lack of respect shown by Berahino, but he has no plans to sideline the 22-year-old and he could feature at the Hawthorns this weekend.“I have no problems at all, he could play on Saturday,” said the Baggies boss.“The respect Saido should have shown the football club and supporters wasn’t there. He has to show them more respect.“My big issue with Saido is he is immature at times in the way he reacts. Something he has done in the two windows since I’ve been here, his reaction has not been sensible.“For him to want go to another club, to have the ambition to do that, I wish there were more players in my dressing room who had the ambition and quality to want to do that but the problem with it is the way he has gone about it and the way it has been managed.“The way it has been managed has been poor. But I’m more concerned with getting Sadio getting back playing football.” 1last_img read more

Aston Villa midfielder set for permanent LaLiga move

first_imgReal Betis are on the verge of agreeing a deal to sign Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil.The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Deportivo and made 23 appearances in LaLiga, scoring once.The Spanish club had hoped to land him permanently this summer but now, according to Estadio Deportivo, it is Betis who are leading the race to sign him.It has been reported that the 24-year-old is excited to join Betis, who have agreed a deal in principle to land him.Now they just need to finalise a fee with Villa, who value Gil at around £4m.The Valencia-born man has made a total of 28 Premier League appearances for Villa since his arrival from his hometown club in January 2015. Carles Gil in action for Aston Villa 1last_img

GAA: FANAD GAELS GAA NOTES

first_imgGaeil Fhánada.Lotto Results.Numbers drawen: 1, 3, 7, 12, 17 Bonus 1. No jackpot winner. €100 winner Danny Shiels Ballywhoriskey €50 winner Grainne Friel, Kindrum. Next weeks draw in Atlantic House with jackpot at €3550.Meeting:The February monthly committee meeting takes place this Thursday 2nd in the Fanad Lodge at 8.30pm. All committee should attend.Underage Forum:Well done to Bord na nÓg committee who ran a very successful forum on Friday night. A big thank you to all who attended. Congratulations:Gaeil Fhánada would like to congratulate Aisling Howe, Mairead Coll and Caoimhe Walshe who made it onto the U14 ladies county panel for 2012. Wishing them all the best.Under 8 Training:Training resumes this Sunday in Rossnakill Resource Centre for under 8’s at 12.15pm sharp. Children eligible for the season ahead must be born in the years 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Please bring your own waterbottle and €1 for the use of the hall. For ant other info contact Martin Mc Ateer on 074 9163472.Membership:Adult membership options for 2012:Pay lotto and membership together by standing order from your bank account:Weekly €5.00 (Save €30)Monthly €20.00 (Save €50)Annual €200.00 (Save €90)Stand alone membership €30.00Third level Students €10.00New membership forms are available from any committee member. They should be returned to club registrar Margaretta Mc Conigley with payment or standing order. Membership can also be paid on Sunday 19th February in Rossnakill Resource Centre. Times to be confirmed.Underage membership:Underage membership for the year is €5.00. There will be a registration day for all underage in Rossnakill Resource Centre on Sunday 19th February. Times to be confirmed. It is a rule in Gaeil Fhánada that at least one parent becomes a member of the club. It is important to note that members of the club will get first preference when it comes to getting tickets for Donegal matches. The committee may not be in the position to provide non members with tickets for games in 2012.Scrap Saturday:If you have any scrap metal (old cars, bicycles, washing machines, anything metal) laying around, bring it along on Saturday March 10th and we will scrap it for you. Time and place to be confirmed.Scór:Anyone one interested in taking part in senior scór should contact Fiona on 0851555645.GAA: FANAD GAELS GAA NOTES was last modified: January 31st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: FANAD GAELS GAA NOTESlast_img read more