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Ancajas leads Elorde honorees; Pacquiao main guest speaker

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWorld champion Jerwin Ancajas heads the honorees in the 18th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Memorial Awards and Banquet of Champions Sunday night at the Grand Ballroom of Okada Hotel Manila.Ancajas, who is slated to make his fifth defense of the International Boxing Federation super flyweight title against countryman Jonas Sultan in May, along with former IBF light flyweight titlist Milan Melindo and former World Boxing Organization bantamweight king Marlon Tapales will be feted as Boxers of the Year for 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img Ateneo’s Team Azul 14-U bags Milcu championship Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Melindo yielded his title to Ryoichi Taguchi by unanimous decision last Dec. 31 in Ota City, Japan, while Tapales lost his crown to the weight scales before knocking out Shohei Omori in the 11th round last April 23 in Osaka.Another highlight of the annual event is the casting of the fists of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who will also be the guest of honor and speaker, and former World Boxing Association welterweight titlist Bernabe Villacampo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe country’s international, regional, and national champions will also receive awards to be presented by Laura Elorde. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

Paynesville Sidewalk Sellers Removed

first_imgTwo bread sellers at the ELWA Junction in Monrovia are being forced to leave the sidewalk.“We sell to help ourselves,” says a frustrated woman at ELWA Junction Officers of the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) have a mandate to ensure that all street sellers in its corridor from ELWA Junction to Red Light are prevented from selling on the sidewalk, thus making way for free movement of pedestrians and vehicles.That decision is at present affecting hundreds of youth who are involved in hawking essential commodities, including bread, soap and other household items for survival.“I don’t want to steal,” said a 22-year-old man, who claimed he lives on his own and sells bread to be able to care for himself. He said he has nowhere to sell except on the sidewalk.But PCC does not agree with him. One of the PCC officers, who agreed to speak on the issue on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said, “We are ordered to make sure that no one sells on the sidewalk.”He added that he pities the condition of the sellers, but the order is an order and, therefore, they have been preventing the sellers from doing their business on the sidewalk since it took effect as of November 7.As PCC officers yesterday evening appeared in their numbers at ELWA junction, the side-walk sellers, pursued by the officers, ran helter-skelter with their goods.A frustrated young woman told the Daily Observer that she is not sure what the government wants them to do. “Here we are selling our market, but officers say we cannot do it. What must we do now? We cannot stop selling, because that is how we can take care of ourselves,” she said.She said it seems that no one is interested in intervening to help them in what she described as “our suffering.” She said everyone knows that they have to survive because they have families to care for.“We want to appeal to President George Weah to let someone look into our situation,” she said. “What should we do? We want to work, but we know that the government cannot employ every Liberian. So we doing our selling and the same government says you cannot do it here. What must we do now?”Other sidewalk sellers told the Daily Observer that it is not fair for the PCC officers to be ceasing their goods, which are later found to have been shortened whenever the goods are returned to them.“When they take your market, you will have to release it from them after paying their imposed fine; but all the time the market cannot be correct. We are being confused and we want President Weah to do something about it,” another woman said.A young man, who said he was 24 years old, explained that there are some Liberians known in the country as Zogoes and Zogese, “but no one cares for those people. Here we are doing our own business and our own government cannot allow us to do it in peace,” he said.Many of them complained that during the confusion that follows whenever PCC officers are trying to seize goods from them, several people sustain injuries. Also, thousands worth of goods are lost, leaving the losers to start life all over again but in debt.“I thought this situation was going to change,” said Ms. Dorien Wollo, a sidewalk seller. “Now we know government is government no matter who is the President.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Draw packages available for Grand Slam of Curling National Event in Dawson Creek

first_imgPackages are available until Jan. 3, and are as follows:Ultimate Fan Package: $175; includes admission to all event draws       Evening Draw Package: $50; includes admission to draws 1, 5, 9, and 11          – Advertisement -Thursday All-Day Package: $48; includes admission to draws 2, 3, 4, and 5    Friday All-Day Package: $48 includes admission to draws 6, 7, 8, and 9All ticket packages are subject to applicable fees. They are available for purchase online at dawsonco-optickets.com, by phone at 877-339-8499, and in person at the Dawson Co-op High Performance Ticket Outlet and the Tiger Box Office Plus.Advertisement The National is one of the four men’s major curling events that are highlighted during the World Curling Tour season. It will be televised nationally on CBC on Jan. 28 and 29.Invitations have been extended to World’s Top 18 Men’s Teams as ranked by the Order of Merit. Potential competitors for the event include 2010 Vancouver Olympic gold medalist Kevin Martin from Edmonton, Alta., 2011 World Champion Jeff Stoughton from Winnipeg, Man., 2006 Olympic gold medallist Brad Gushue from St. John’s, Nfld., Glenn Howard from Coldwater, Ont., David Murdoch from Lockerbie, Scotland, Randy Ferbey from Edmonton, Alta., and Wayne Middaugh from Midland, Ont.last_img read more

L.A. must get ‘lean’

first_img “We will hold them accountable,” Villaraigosa said, adding that if managers don’t respond, “We’ll do it for them.”‘ Villaraigosa said he’s determined to take the “gimmicks” out of city budgeting, which for years have masked the structural deficit by patching it with one-time funds such as raids on Department of Water and Power revenue, selling property or dipping into surpluses. In a detailed Friday briefing, Karen Sisson, deputy mayor of Finance & Performance Innovation, said efforts to staunch the city’s deficit spending will intensify over the summer. “It’s a whole anatomy of things, not all of which will be done at once, (including) through attrition and active management,” Sisson said. While it could take months, Sisson said it’s the best method to avoid more drastic measures such as cutting services, layoffs, or raising fees. “It’s all about managing the city. It’s not a sexy or visual thing,” said Sisson, who orchestrated Los Angeles World Airports’ financial turnaround after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Some general managers already have been given specific goals: Office of Finance Manager Antoinette Christovale is being asked to more aggressively audit business tax payments in an effort to boost revenue. Treasurer Joya C. De Foor is being asked to look at enhancing the city’s portfolio. Some city sources familiar with the process said the mayor is intent on putting fiscal discipline into the city’s budget and bureaucracy. “He’s sending a message to city staff and departments, ‘Guess what folks, we’re going to step it up; we also have some very tough negotiations coming up,”‘ one source said. But union representatives – several used to negotiating lucrative contracts in the past and now pointing to a recent one with Department of Water and Power workers – have charged Villaraigosa with painting an overly dire scenario even as the real estate market is generating higher than anticipated revenues in documentary transfer taxes. But Jack Kyser, chief economist with the private, nonprofit Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., said city budget analysts’ assumptions for the future appear sound. Kyser suggested Villaraigosa is taking a cautionary stance as other labor negotiations loom. “He’s probably holding up the worst of all possible worlds,” Kyser said. “The city budget is a wondrous thing; it’s very complex. It can be a wondrous thing politically, too.” But Kyser also said prudence is called for as residential home sales slow, and that Villaraigosa is acting, “to keep things from getting out of control.” Sisson said the city budget remains vulnerable to state revenue grabs, a downturn in the economy, and current litigation that could cost the city about $200 million a year in cell phone user taxes. “Actually, it could be much worse than we laid out,” she said. Recalling how budgets under former Mayor Richard Riordan were undermined by the unforeseen collapse of the dotcom industry, Councilman Bernard Parks said Villaraigosa isn’t hyping the gravity of the current risks. “Any one of many things can throw the five-year plan off its pedestal,” said Parks, who chairs the Budget and Finance Committee. “We’ve identified (the issues), but what makes it difficult is the will in moving forward on them.” Beth Barrett, (818) 713-3731 beth.barrett@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will launch a sweeping restructuring of city government in an effort to streamline a bureaucracy that has swollen to more than 34,000 staffers and whose salaries and benefits have ballooned to nearly 70 percent of the city’s annual $4 billion operating budget, the Daily News has learned. Vowing to wipe out a nearly $300 million structural budget deficit that jeopardizes Los Angeles’ future, Villaraigosa has issued a dire warning on the potential for cuts in services, more hikes in fees to the public and even staff layoffs. Pressed to explain his position in the face of other more optimistic projections, Villaraigosa stood by his position, saying in an interview Friday that he is directing city officials to aggressively dissect all department staffing, eliminate redundancies, transfer workers to more important tasks if necessary, target fraud and waste, and rein in the growth in wages and benefits. “We have to demonstrate to the public we’re a leaner and more efficient government … living within our limits,” Villaraigosa told the Daily News. “We have to engage every effort to enhance performance and eliminate bureaucracy.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant In the past five years, the city’s work force has grown from 34,406 authorized positions to 35,758 (of which 34,142 are currently filled), and the drain on the general fund for employees salaries has leaped from $2 billion to nearly $2.8 billion. Pension costs for city workers are projected to reach $600 million this coming year. Villaraigosa has warned that the city’s growing structural deficit – the difference between revenue and spending – represents a “crisis” and he has vowed to eliminate the massive shortfall in five years even if it means drastic measures. Still, he hopes efficiencies and efforts to limit cost-of-living adjustment will avoid the “catastrophic” situation facing the city. “We want to be as fair to employees as we can without bankrupting the city,” he said. The Mayor’s Office, working with Controller Laura Chick, has begun meeting with general managers who will be responsible for finding efficiencies and reducing costs – without resorting to the “shotgun way” of freezing positions. last_img read more

Revealed! Each Premier League club’s success rate from corner kicks this season

first_img 16. Tottenham Hotspur have scored six goals from 258 corners, with 2.3 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 20 20 20 20 13. Middlesbrough have scored four goals from 132 corners, with 3 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 20 18. Sunderland have scored three goals from 147 corners, with 2 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 20 20 11. Leicester City have scored six goals from 181 corners, with 3.3 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 17. Bournemouth have scored four goals from 185 corners, with 2.2 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 5. Chelsea have scored 10 goals from 191 corners, with 5.2 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 2. West Ham United have scored 11 goals from 163 corners, with 6.7 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 20 10. Watford have scored five goals from 149 corners, with 3.4 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 6. Crystal Palace have scored eight goals from 194 corners, with 4.1 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 20 20 20 20. Manchester City have scored four goals from 259 corners, with 1.5 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal – click the arrow above, right, to find out where each Premier League team ranks 20 20 20 12. Swansea City have scored six goals from 185 corners, with 3.2 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 14. Southampton have scored five goals from 179 corners, with 2.8 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal Corner kicks can be a real attacking threat, but too often they seem to be squandered.While passing the ball into the back of the net is the desired method of play, set pieces remain an important tactical part of the game.So focusing on corners, here’s a look at each Premier League’s team success rate this season, courtesy of stats from The Times.Scroll through the gallery above to find out who the English top flight’s corner kings are. 8. Burnley have scored six goals from 146 corners, with 4.1 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 19. Manchester United have scored four goals from 208 corners, with 1.9 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 20 7. Stoke City have scored seven goals from 171 corners, with 4.1 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 20 20 15. Liverpool have scored six goals from 240 corners, with 2.5 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 4. Hull City have scored nine goals from 170 corners, with 5.3 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 20 3. Everton have scored 10 goals from 181 corners, with 5.5 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 20 9. Arsenal have scored seven goals from 195 corners, with 3.6 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goal 20 1. West Bromwich Albion have scored 15 goals from 149 corners, with 10.1 per cent of their corners taken leading to a goallast_img read more

Raheem Sterling ‘wants £275k-a-week to stay at Man City’

first_imgSterling scored 18 times in 33 league appearances in 2017/18 and has started this season well too, with two goals in three matches.City are eager to reward the England international for his fine form and are in talks with his agent over a new deal, with his current one due to expire in 2020.And, according to The Times, Sterling is seeking an increase in salary from £175,000-a-week to £275,000-a-week, including bonuses and image rights.City have tied down a number of key men to new deals in recent months, including Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus and Ederson and are now confident Sterling will extend his stay at the club. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Raheem Sterling has made 143 appearances for Manchester City, scoring 46 goals Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Premier League News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED center_img possible standings 1 tense shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures City reported record revenues of £500.5million during the 2017/18 campaign, with a profit of £10.4million making it a fourth successive year in the black.But they have to mindful of Financial Fair Play, meaning contracts are heavily incentivised, with bonuses, image rights and signing-on fees spread over the duration of deals.Sterling is expected to feature for City against Fulham on Saturday despite missing England’s internationals against Spain and Switzerland with a back problem. Raheem Sterling is reportedly seeking a £100,000-a-week pay rise on his Manchester City contract.The 23-year-old, a £44million signing from Liverpool in 2015, has become a crucial part of Pep Guardiola’s team and was outstanding last season as City romped to the Premier League title. REVEALED smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker last_img read more

ONE IN THREE PEOPLE IN DONEGAL HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF CRIME – SURVEY

first_imgOne in every three people in Co Donegal have been a victim of crime in the last five years.This is just one of several startling findings uncoverd in a survey by Sinn Fein in the county. The party conducted a survey of over five hundred people chosen at random across Donegal North and East.The survey took place at the end of 2012, prior to the widely documented crime wave that took place in North & East Donegal since Christmas.The purpose of the survey was to attempt to gauge the impacts of, and attitudes towards crime and anti-social behavior within that area.These interviews were conducted by Sinn Féin members working on a voluntary basis. All interviews were conducted face to face.The findings: 59% of persons interviewed believe that there is a serious problem with crime and anti-social behaviour within their community. 59% of persons interviewed believe that the level of crime and anti-social behaviour has risen over the past five years. 50% of persons interviewed believe that the Garda presence in their community has markedly decreased over the past five years. 79% of persons interviewed would like to see an increase in Garda patrols.  80% of persons interviewed either do not have, or are not aware of a Community Alert/Neighbourhood Watch scheme in their local area. 92% of persons interviewed do not belong to either a Community Alert or Neighbourhood Watch scheme in their local area. 86% of persons interviewed would like to play a greater role in assisting the Gardaí in their local area. Over a quarter of persons interviewed (26%) do not feel safe in their own community.  Just under a third (31%) of persons interviewed were victims of crime or anti-social behaviour within the last five years. Over a quarter of persons interviewed (27%) who were a victim of a crime or incidence of anti-social behaviour declined to report the incident to the authorities. Over half (54%) of the persons interviewed have been forced to take additional security measures to protect themselves and their property from incidents of crime and/or anti-social activity. Almost a third (31%) of persons interviewed have felt compelled to source a dog for securityreasons. A third of persons interviewed (33%) do not feel safe going out at night in their local areas. Four out of five persons interviewed (81%) believe that parents should be held responsible for the actions of their children. Three-quarters of persons interviewed (74%) do not believe that the Gardaí have adequate resources to combat crime in their communities. It is apparent amongst the persons interviewed, that the majority of people do not believe that a security response on its own, will tackle crime and anti-social behaviour within their communities. The majority of people also favour a response that addresses the root causes of crime and anti-social behaviour. A significant number of people believe that drug and alcohol abuse coupled with economic factors have played their part in the escalating crime figures. Undoubtedly, successive government cutbacks that have resulted in diminished resources being available to the Gardaí have to be seen as a huge factor in the rise in crime and anti-social behaviour.Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said the findings give an insight into how crime is affecting people across Donegal.“Over the last number of months members of Sinn Féin have been engaged in a major project right across Donegal North and East. The fieldwork part of this project involved large numbers of Sinn Féin members working on a voluntary basis, conducting face to face interviews across Donegal North and East to source the empirical evidence that provides the core of this survey.“The results of this process display in the clearest terms exactly how our people, young and old, feel about crime and policing in the county. They explain what crime people are most worried about, why they feel it is happening, and how they feel it should be addressed.“Our public representatives have also met with senior members of both the Gardaí and the PSNI. The party has also engaged in a comprehensive series of meetings with resource centres, community, sporting and health groups across the area. Sinn Féin’s intention is to act as both a catalyst and active participant in a process of dialogue which will see the coming together of the various stakeholders and decision makers within the various communities that make up Donegal.“Sinn Féin strongly believes that any lasting solution to the problems of crime and anti-social behavior will require a multi-faceted and collaborative solution involving the Gardaí, statutory agencies, judicial system, public representatives, the community and voluntary network, and the wider public.”Sinn Fein has presented the views and opinions of the people surveyed in booklet form, with the key findings clearly stated.They have also set out a series of recommendations that set out a series of practical measures that articulate Sinn Féin’s view on how best to address the problems of crime and anti-social behaviour in Donegal.ONE IN THREE PEOPLE IN DONEGAL HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF CRIME – SURVEY was last modified: March 11th, 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:crime surveySinn Feinlast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: SHANE THROUGH TO NEXT ROUND IN ‘THE VOICE’

first_imgDOWNINGS singer Shane McLaughlin must have Donegal and the country behind him – they’ve voted him through to next week in RTE’s ‘The Voice’.He was panned by the judges in the competition tonight, with marks of 5, 6 and 6.Bressie claimed Shane still hadn’t ‘grown’ in the same way other competitors had. But the public reckoned his performance was top notch.And he was the first person out of Team Kian to be voted through.Well done Donegal – Keep It Classy!  BREAKING NEWS: SHANE THROUGH TO NEXT ROUND IN ‘THE VOICE’ was last modified: April 14th, 2013 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)last_img read more

FAI CUP: DREAM OVER FOR COCKHILL CELTIC DESPITE HEROIC EFFORT

first_imgThere was no fairytale for Ulster Senior League champions Cockhill Celtic in tonight’s FAI Cup.Donal O’Brien’s team put up a great performance but lost 4-2 against last seasons cup finalists, Drogheda United.Declan O’Brien put the Premier Division side ahead before Gerry Gill equalised from the penalty spot for the Inishowen men. Cockhill were in dreamland when Gerard McLaughlin put Cockhill 2-1 up at the start of the second half.But the Louth team showed their experience with Declan O’Brien netting two before Gavan Holohan added another to make it 4-2 on the night. FAI CUP: DREAM OVER FOR COCKHILL CELTIC DESPITE HEROIC EFFORT was last modified: June 7th, 2014 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:Cockhill CelticdonegalDrogheda Utdfai cuplast_img read more

China-Africa trade ‘to top $100bn’

first_img4 October 2010Beijing says its trade with Africa is on track to top US$100-billion this year as it benefits from investments in mines, farms and factories on the continent, Chinese state media reported on Sunday.Trade between China and Africa jumped 65% year-on-year in the first half to $61.2-billion, China’s Ministry of Commerce said, according to official news agency Xinhua.China-Africa trade fell to $91.1-billion in 2009, down 14.7% from $106.8-billion in 2008, the report said.More than 1 600 Chinese businesses are investing in Africa in the mining, processing, commerce, agriculture, construction and manufacturing sectors, the report said, citing the ministry.Beijing ceased levying tariffs on 60% of imports from the 26 least developed African nations in July, the report said.Sapalast_img read more