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Pacquiao risked life in KL title fight

first_imgKinder critics said Matthysse came to fight, but suffered stage fright upon realizing how big the fight was.Pacquiao said Matthysse must’ve lost focus after tasting his punches in the first round. Pacquiao said he readily saw fear in Matthysse’s eyes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pacquiao’s first knockout win in nine years was hailed and celebrated in the country and all over the world.Praises poured, including from Floyd Mayweather Jr., who acknowledged Pacquiao’s sharpness and maturity. View comments Bob Arum said he would come next month to discuss a possible fight against world pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford, undefeated WBO welterweight champion.Close to the KL fight, Pacquiao claimed he felt very great, renewed.But as things would turn out, he was not truly healthy and ready for the championship.Aquiles Zonio, Pacquiao’s chief information officer, revealed that Pacquiao fought against doctors’ order, after the eight-division world title winner was diagnosed suffering from a serious heart ailment.Pacquiao was required to sign a waiver before being allowed to leave for the Kuala Lumpur assignment.As Zonio related: Pacquiao was rushed to the Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital at 3 p.m. on July 8 after suffering hardness of breathing. A subsequent angiogram procedure, which lasted until 3 a.m. the next day, showed Pacquiao was suffering from an inborn heart ailment.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao was told to cancel the fight. No way, Pacquiao cried.He flew back to GenSan City at 7 a.m. on July 9. No team member was told of the problem in order to avoid demoralization. At the same time, Pacquiao vowed to do everything to win the fight.Pacquiao flew to Kuala Lumpur for the July 15 championship 3 p.m. July 9. He did not train upon arriving in the Malaysian capital.It would be revealed Pacquiao had to skip daily training nine times in the two-month period of preparation.Zonio said Pacquiao risked his life to fulfill his mission to make his countrymen proud and happy. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Upon his return to Buenos Aires, dethroned WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse started lashing out at critics who trashed the Argentine Machine for quitting his championship fight with Manny Pacquiao in Kuala Lumpur last weekend.Matthysse tersely claimed he did the best he could—but things did not play out as planned.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ 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 Eala seals all-PH semis showdownslast_img read more

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5-Year Sentence of Nigerian Kidnapper Challenged

first_imgLawyers representing David Safranu, a Nigerian national sentenced to five-year imprisonment for kidnapping, have challenged the judgment of Criminal Court ‘D’ announcing an appeal before the Supreme Court.The lawyers are contending that the defendant was not on trial for conspiracy to commit terrorism, which the trial jury relied upon to pronounce him guilty.Instead, he was on trial for terrorism, a capital offense and first degree felony that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years, which prosecution could not established during the entire proceedings.However, the jurors in their verdict acquitted defendant Safranu from the charge of terrorism, one of prosecutions main demands.He was charged in September 2012 by the government with multiple crimes including; terrorism, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy and facilitation for his role in the kidnapping of an American citizen, Christiana Andrainpoulus.But, Judge Yussif Kaba insisted that criminal conspiracy was one of the charges levied against the defendant, as such, evidence before the court proved his guilt.He made that clarity when he confirmed the initial guilty verdict on criminal conspiracy entered against the defendant by the trial jurors.Interestingly, the crime is bailable under the law. However, judicial sources hinted to the Daily Observer that the defense team was considering every legal means to secure a bail bond for Safranu’s release from further detention, pending the Supreme Court’s ruling.Madam Andrianopoulos was kidnapped in 2012 when she arrived in the country aboard an SN Brussels flight from the United States of America.She complained that her kidnappers engaged her in a lengthy conversation and subsequently escorted her into a very dark car before holding her at gun point.According to her, while under gun point her suspects took her into a house where they kept her in captivity for three days under severe torture. She claimed that the men stripped her naked, tied her legs and threatened to take her life by attempting to cut her fingers and toes; all the while demanding US$5 million.“They said I was a spy, a CIA spy and tied me to a chair and tied my legs and threatened to take my life. Their boss claimed he was a rebel leader,” Andrianopoulos claimed. 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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Aspen Medical Launches ‘First Aid’ Education for Schools, Community, Organizations

first_imgAspen Medical Liberia has launched a new initiative to help provide first aid education for kids in schools, community and work places as part of its support to good health environmentin Liberia.Aspen Medical Liberia is one of Monrovia’s leading private medical clinics, providing a full range of western standard medical and emergency services, located in Sinkor.At the launch of the initiative yesterday held at the B. W. Harris Episcopal High School in Monrovia, Business Development and Community Relations Manager, Elaine Sey, explained that the new initiative is part of her organization’s plan for promoting a healthy society.“Today is the beginning of Aspen’s plan in educating the kids about the issue of first aid and we have over 200 students who completed this one-day training of basics first aid education. Aspen strongly believes that they will apply it on campus and within their various communities,” madam Sey explained.Madam Sey said she was impressed with the level of participations of the kids (Students) in getting first aid, which has motivated her organization of its desire to expand the initiative to other institutions, adding that such program would motivate the kids in filling the gap of specialization within the health sector of Liberia.She explained further that, “The kids today proved excellent and were encouraged to ask important questions that indicate they have passion for what we taught today. Some may demonstrate this first aid tomorrow and save a person’s life. We were also able to use things they can easily get within their homes, community and apply first aid.”Madam Sey also disclosed a plan to decentralize the initiative to help other institutions, communities and work places to have a solid first aid education to facilitator buttress health workers’ efforts in saving lives and having a healthy community.“We are taking this worthy initiative and anticipate that school administrators will take advantage of this opportunity to have their kids (Students) and staff trained in first aid without any cost,” she asserted.She continued, “We are anticipating that other organizations will provide support to help us continue this training and help Liberia… and we need the commitment of school administrators, organizations and beneficiaries.”Also speaking, B. W. Harris’ acting vice principal for instruction, Benjamin L. Tulay Sr., expressed his impressions of the training being provided for his students and called on Aspen Medical Liberia to increase the number of training days to help equip the students with first aid knowledge and skills.He added that, “This will help the students take care of emergencies both on campus and at home in absence of teachers and parents. It is important for children to know or be educated on how to solve emergency problems. We hope that they can also trained our staff in handling such a situation if any.”Students who spoke with the Daily Observer expressed gratitude for the new program and called on the organization to continue the program as well as increase the training days to enable beneficiaries to be better equipped with the newly acquired knowledge.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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FIVE QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF WHEN CHOOSING AN ACTIVITY FOR YOUR CHILD

first_imgFEATURES: We are only FOUR weeks away from the beginning of the school year and you might be wondering what you and your family are going to get up to this year – or maybe you are just wondering where you might go? Sarah-Marie McDevitt, manager and director of the fabled Pinehill Dance Studios has suggested FIVE questions a parent should ask themselves when choosing a fitness activity for their child.Here are the list of FIVE questions Sarah-Marie has suggested to ask when choosing an activity for your child and maybe even for yourself. N0.1: What are your goals with having your child go to an activity???What you want for your child will depend on his/her age and previous training, if any.This is a good time to ask your child what they’d like to get out of this.Try to take into account everyone’s dreams – dreams make everything happen! Is your child serious about being a great ballet dancer?Would they love to be a popstar?Do they love to compete?Or do they just like to play, sing, dance or be with their friends?And what about your goals for your child? Grace, fitness, involvement in a challenging activity, or just their special time? No.2: Aren’t all after school activity pretty much the same? What does it matter where I send my child?Physical activities deal with your child’s body during critical years of growth and development, artistic activities deal with their emotional development as well as social development.Poor training of physical activities can cause lasting physical damage, while with age appropriate training, your child can grow to be strong and graceful. A facilities emotional atmosphere can also affect your child’s self-esteem and happiness.We want to emphasize the importance on the right educational facility and make sure the parents receive above and beyond the value for their money. No.3: What services are available?What various kinds of lessons are available – is there a variety of activities, private classes, group classes, practice sessions, 6 week specialized courses, coaching lessons.Other services are provided — information on floors for physical activities, competitive activities, are there dressing rooms, specialized equipment, waiting area for parents.See how the answer to this question matches up with your reasons for going to the activity and the social aspects you are looking to fulfil in your life.No.4: What level of training/accomplishment have the owners and teachers attained?This is a critical question whether or not you would like to sing, act, play, move or dance. Ensure that the individuals who are teaching you or your child have qualifications.Ask for a history on the training of the instructors, ask about their own personal accomplishments. A key here is that the ability to TEACH another individual.Ask for some information on the method of teaching that is used in the studio.Ask for the child protection policy’s and make sure there is one in place, are the instructors all vetted, are they insured, do they hold a membership with a qualifying body.Do they have to participate in Continued Professional Development (CPD) in their relevant field?N0.5: What is the atmosphere/environment of the facility?Is the physical setting of the studio pleasing to you? Does it relax you, calm you and yet entice your feet to move?Sit back and enjoy the setting of the studio, look around at the surroundings and observe the “atmosphere” of the studio.Ensure you feel good when you’re there.Do the owners/teachers make you feel comfortable and welcome on a consistent basis? Are students treated equally — fairly?Is everyone, no matter what size, or shape, or age, or colour treated equally by all the management?Check it out — it matters in the long run.Another issue, do the owners encourage a good attitude towards all other studios? Do they support the community as a whole?The choice of any individual to attend other classes or participate in other functions should be met with a positive attitude and encouraged.The good news is that you will find the correct answers at Pinehill Studios.The studio is located at the Mountain Top area of Letterkenny and has great facilities, friendly instructors and professional management.It was nominated recently for Letterkenny Friendliest Business Award, and always has a friendly face waiting to great you.The instructors are all experts and fully qualified as well as being professionals in their relevant fields.There is a HUGE variety of activities to choose from; including artistic activities such as musical theatre, many styles of dance – including ballet, contemporary, disco freestyle, hiphop & irish dancing; drama and Dramafit.There are energetic children & teen activities such as Total Teen Fitness and Jymka, there are quiet mindful activities such as Mini-me yoga.And if you can find any time left, you could even hold your child’s next birthday party at Pinehill Studios with a full size bouncy castle and catering options.Now that you know the children are going to be having a fabulous time… what about some time for the adults?With as much variety for the adults you can choose from high energy fitness classes, such as Piloxing, Piloxing barre, Piloxing Knockout or come to an adult ballet class or Pilates to tone up your core. Or if you’re interested in toning up and getting your eating habits cleaned up, the LIVEFIT fitness and nutritional program is for you.If you would like any further details on the activities held at Pinehill Studios, you can go to www.pinehillstudios.ie  to see all the class timetables, and further contact details for all the instructors at the studio.FIVE QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF WHEN CHOOSING AN ACTIVITY FOR YOUR CHILD was last modified: August 12th, 2015 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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John Terry emotionally opens up on his Chelsea future at Stamford Bridge

first_img John Terry was suspended for Chelsea’s last game of the season against Leicester City 1 John Terry has spoken of his desire to stay at Chelsea, but wasn’t clear on whether he will be at Stamford Bridge next season.The 35-year-old has made 703 appearances since his debut in October 1998, but was suspended for the concluding 1-1 draw with Premier League champions Leicester City.Terry, whose current contract expires on June 30, has been offered a one-year contract extension and is considering the offer.He addressed supporters following the contest, with the fans serenading the man they describe as ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’ on his potential farewell.“We all want the same thing,” said Terry, who was thrown aloft by his team-mates on a lap of appreciation following the match and his speech.“For a very long time I’ve said I want to be here for the rest of my career. I want to finish my career here.“We’ve had a few days of speaking to the club. I want to stay. The club knows that, the fans know that.”Terry suggested in January he would be leaving in the summer, but Chelsea insisted an offer may be forthcoming and it arrived this week.The centre back said it was for a ‘different role’, hinting at reduced terms – likely without the guarantee of a first-team place.last_img read more

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Moville senior ladies face St Paul’s in Ulster championship

first_imgThe senior ladies held an extremely successful big breakfast last Sunday morning. The committee would like to thank everyone who came along and showed their support it is very much appreciated. Thanks to the ladies for organising this and all those who helped out in anyway either big or small.This Sunday the senior ladies begin their assault on the Ulster Championship with an away game against St. Paul’s of Belfast. We need as many people as possible to come along and support the ladies and management. A bus is available. To book your seat call or text Brigid on 0877554034. Good luck ladies and the management team.Our u10’s had a great blitz in Newtown on Saturday past and had two good wins over Letterkenny Gaels and Doire Colmcille which saw them qualify straight into the final where a hard fought match saw them lose out to a tough Newtown team. The conditions on the day were wet and credit to all the players who played right to final whistle in the final.Well done to all the players and management for this awesome display a real credit to the club.Our u16 lads exited this years division one championship with a home to defeat neighbours Muff. The lads put in a great performance and played some great football but it wasn’t to be. Keep the heads up lads and better days are ahead for this talented team.Our Saturday morning underage continues each Saturday morning at the usual times and new members are always welcome.Lotto ResultsNo jackpot winner. €50 winner Elaine Wallace. No’s 6,8,10,17. Next weeks jackpot 8,500. Thank you for your continued support and contributions!!!!!!!The 9th of December has been pencilled in for the night of our annual dinner dance in the Redcastle hotel and as part of our 20 years celebration we propose to have a running slide show at the dinner dance of photos reflecting the successes and development of the club since entering senior football in 1996. If anyone has any old photos of any significance can they loan them to Jimmy Hegarty for scanning and they will be returned immediately . contact Jimmy at 9381148 or contact any committee member.Anyone wanting to have notes added to the papers whether it’s upcoming fixtures, match reports or any other club related events that you want people to know about can you inform the PRO by 5pm Sunday. Details can be sent via private mail on our club Facebook page, by text to 07769298868 or an email to pro.moville.donegal@gaa.ieMoville senior ladies face St Paul’s in Ulster championship was last modified: September 26th, 2016 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:donegalGAAmovilleUlster LFClast_img read more

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BURNS NIGHT FOR DONEGAL – WITHOUT THE WHISKY!

first_imgDONEGAL will mark Burns night later this month – but the whisky will be replaced with orange juice.On Saturday January 28th Letterkenny Pipe Band will again host a concert and supper in memory of the great Scottish poet Robbie Burns.History dictates the haggis – ‘great chieftain o’ the puddin’-race!’ – is borne into the room to the sound of bagpipes and serenaded with Burns, Address To a Haggis followed by a toast with Scotch whisky. Letterkenny will have all this ably performed by the young members of the band but as it’s a family night the whisky will be replaced with orange juice!The meal of mince stew, turnips and potatoes (neaps and tatties) will be prepared during the day and served at the interval of the concert.It will end with tea and tray bakes. The concert opens with the pipe band at 8.30pm.There is a variety of acts ready to enthral the crowd and hopefully this year’s mix of music, dancing and singing will have something for everyone. The night will end with Burns and indeed Scotland’s most famous tune Auld Lang Syne. For the chance to enjoy a fine meal and brilliant entertainment in Conwal Parish Hall Letterkenny, all for only €10 contact Mervyn on 0749121493 or John on 0876387840. BURNS NIGHT FOR DONEGAL – WITHOUT THE WHISKY! was last modified: January 17th, 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:burns nightletterkennylast_img read more

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DONEGAL HAULIER ON RTE’S FRONTLINE

first_imgCAMPAIGNERS against austerity from Co Donegal took their message to the airwaves again tonight – appearing on RTE’s Frontline show with Pat KennyHaulage contactor John McLaughlin, who was among the walkers from Malin Head to Dublin last month, told the programme that Donegal had been forgotten about.Mr McLaughlin, from Convoy, told Pat Kenny that his business was being destroyed by high taxes and high taxes on fuel. “They keep forgetting about Donegal,” said Mr McLaughlin, who said he would not pay the household charge.He was joined by Ryan Stewart from the anti-VRT campaign.During the debate Pat Kenny turned to a Sinn Fein councillor in Louth, asking him to defend the fact that people in the North pay an average £700 a year in rates.But he was told that people in the six counties don’t have to pay for bin collection, school books, VRT or school transport. Another member of the audience criticised the 29 Donegal county councillors, saying the county was over-represented. He also claimed the councillors “haven’t delivered” for the people of Co Donegal in terms of road safety and river pollution.The TV appearance follows another on Friday when Joe Murphy and four other Co Donegal anti-austerity protestors appeared on the Late Late Show.  DONEGAL HAULIER ON RTE’S FRONTLINE was last modified: April 2nd, 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:convoyDONEGAL HAULIER ON RTE’S FRONTLINEdonegaldaily.comlast_img read more

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She was a master teacher’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “She helped many, many boys and girls to always do their best,” principal Ken Quon told a cafeteria full of elementary school children, most who never had Stringfield as a teacher. Former students, now adults, remembered Stringfield’s passion for music. Clips from The Sound of Music, which Springfield loved, were played. “She had a tape recorder; it was ancient, one of those old brown ones, and we would sing songs after lunch,” said Mark Lopez of Venice Beach, who graduated from Glenelder in 1988 and was in Stringfield’s fifth-grade class. Former principal Eddings said Stringfield, who taught fourth and fifth grade, had a way of reaching children from troubled backgrounds. “When a ‘problem kid’ hit her classroom, I’d never hear anything about that kid again,” he said. “She had empathy for the kids, but she didn’t let them slack off.” HACIENDA HEIGHTS — When Glenelder Elementary School opened in 1959, Doris Stringfield was one of the first teachers to move in to the new classrooms. Nearly 40 years later, a hip injury forced her to retire; she fell off a ladder while she was cleaning palm leaves from the roof, said her colleagues. But after she recovered, she regularly volunteered at the school for the next eight years, helping with whatever tasks teachers needed, and substitute teaching sometimes. “She just wouldn’t quit,” said Gene Eddings, former principal at the school. “There are teachers, and then there are master teachers. She was a master teacher.” Stringfield died Aug. 15 of cancer. She would have been 74 Tuesday, and teachers, staff and former students gathered in the school library to wish her a happy birthday with carrot cake (her favorite), punch and gifts of children’s books, which the donors shelved in a corner of the school’s library now dedicated in her memory. Bernice Flamenbaum, who has taught at Glenelder for 20 years and was a close friend of Stringfield, said many of the teachers weren’t able to attend Stringfield’s funeral because it was held in Northern California. “We wanted to honor her so badly,” said the third-grade teacher. “We didn’t have closure. Now, we do.” Shirley Hsu can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306, or by e-mail at shirley.hsu@sgvn.com.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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John Downey fails in second bail application

first_imgDonegal man John Downey, who stands accused of the murder of two UDR soldiers, has had another bail application refused today.Downey appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court, where lawyers made the case that he would qualify for early release if he were to be convicted and handed a two-year sentence for Troubles-related offences, the Belfast Telegraph reports. However, the 67-year-old’s second application was denied, with the prosecution saying that he was unsuitable for bail. His renewed application for bail was first denied in November, when £225,000 in cash and a further £500,000 in equity was proposed as sureties.Downey, who has an address in Creeslough Co. Donegal, is charged with murdering two British soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen in 1972. He was extradited to the UK after handing himself into gardaí in October.Read more at: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/alleged-ira-bomber-john-downey-denied-bail-for-second-time-38767240.htmlJohn Downey fails in second bail application was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

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