Trainer Jimenez knows Jerwin can do better

first_imgLATEST STORIES Pressed for an explanation, the 45-year-old former Navyman and amateur boxer said he felt Ancajas was slower than expected.“From what I saw, he seemed slow,” said Jimenez. “Especially in the early rounds. Maybe because this fight happened earlier than usual.”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 folkAncajas’ previous title defense was on Nov. 18 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he stopped Irish Jamie Conlan in six rounds.Jimenez thinks the ideal space should be at least five months to give the body time to fully recover. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Corpus Christi, Texas—While the whole world saw Jerwin Ancajas put on a stellar performance Saturday night, his trainer, Joven Jimenez, begs to differ.Asked to rate Ancajas’ 10th round knockout of Mexican challenger Israel Gonzalez in their duel for the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title, Jimenez said it was worth just a seven.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed San Miguel-Alab coasts to 8th win Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Despite Ancajas scoring a flash knockdown in the first round, Jimenez noticed that his legs were far from bouncy—which startled him considering that Ancajas told him that he was in better form than when he fought Conlan.“That’s why I ordered him not to go for the knockout and stick to 1-2 combinations. Only in the later rounds that I allowed him to use 2-3-4 combinations,” Jimenez said.Fact is, Jimenez instructed Ancajas to ease up a bit in the 10th round, but the opportunity presented itself.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Capoey man succumbs to stab wounds

first_img– teenager chargedAlmost one week after being injured during an altercation with a teenager at Lake Capoey Mission, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), a father of nine succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention at the Suddie Public Hospital.Dead is 52-year old Tedd De Younge of Capoey Village, Region Two. The now dead man was on life support for almost two days after he sustained injuries during an altercation with his 15-year-old nephew.It was reported that De Younge and the teenager were involved in an argument on June 12, during which the young man collected a glass bottled and dealt him several blow to the head before escaping. The injured man was found in a pool of blood along a dam in the Amerindian reservation.The young man was later apprehended and handed over to the Police while the injured man was rushed to the Suddie Hospital where he was admitted a patient. While there, doctors recommended that the patient be transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, but due to his condition, it was impossible for him to be transferred.Earlan De Younge, a son of the dead man told Guyana Times that his father met a horrific death and is calling on the Police to thoroughly investigate the incident. The distressed son related that his father was a quiet man and never troubled anyone in the community.However, the teenager who committed the act was remanded to the juvenile holding centre at Sophia, Greater Georgetown following his court appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce on June 16. He was charged with attempted murder.Now that the man is dead, the charge is expected to be reread to the suspect in the new week. He will now be charged with the capital offence of murder.While at the court on Thursday, the teenager’s mother told the court that her son lives with his stepfather and rears poultry as a business. She also informed the court that he is a school dropout and is the second of three children.Meanwhile, Police Prosecutor Haimraj Ramsewack told the court that on the day in question at about 23:00h, the teenager was at Capoey Mission consuming alcohol with some friends when he was later joined by the victim, who is his uncle.After a few drinks, they left and were heading home when it is alleged that the teenager dealt several lashes to the victim’s head with a rum bottle. Residents claimed that they heard screams coming from the area and upon enquiring, they saw the man lying on the dam.The teenager will make his next court appearance on July 28.last_img read more

Bandits broke into vehicle of overseas-based Guyanese

first_imgAn overseas-based Guyanese who recently returned home on vacation fell victim to the country’s current crime situation, after his car was broken into on Wednesday and an undisclosed sum of cash and other valuables stolen.Reports are that around 14:00h, Dr Rudy Jadoopat parked his vehicle a short distance from the popular M&M Snackette in the vicinity of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Peters Hall, East Bank Demerara and went into the Snackette to make a purchase when the bandit(s) struck.Reports are that upon return, Dr Jadoopat found a window of the vehicle smashed and a number of items, including his cellular phones, cameras, important documents and an undisclosed sum of cash, along with other items missing.It is suspected that the perpetrator(s) had been trailing the overseas-based Guyanese and as he stopped, the opportunity was used to break into the vehicle.The police were summoned and have since secured the footage from surveillance cameras in the area, which they are reviewing for clues and the possible identities of the bandit(s).last_img read more

Legislature Begins 2018/2019 Expenditure Public Hearings

first_imgThe Joint Standing Committee on Ways, Means, Finance, and Development Planning, Public Account and Expenditure of the House of Representatives and the Senate will today begin scrutinizing the Expenditure Component of the FY US$562.2 million Draft Budget in public hearings, after nearly a month of closed-door hearings of the revenue portion.According to the daily schedule, at least 10 ministries and agencies are expected to appear before the Joint Committee, to justify their allocation in the budget, including giving an account on how their previous allocations in the 2017/2018 were expended.The press director of the House of Representatives, Isaac G. Redd yesterday told journalists that Expenditure Hearing will begin Thursday, June 15, and end on Tuesday, June 19.Those ministries and agencies which are expected today, include ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Information, Youth and Sports, Gender, Children and Social Protection, Liberia Revenue Authority, the Monrovia City Corporation and the Governance Commission.On Friday, authorities of the ministries of Education, Public Works, University of Liberia, Booker Washington Institute, Tubman University, West African Examination Council and Cuttington University are expected to appear for expenditure public hearings. Others are ministries of Transport, Commerce, Post and Telecommunication, National Transit Authority and international partners.Meanwhile, analysts are raising contentions, citing some contradiction about government’s priorities.At the Ministry of Information recent press briefing, Finance Minister Samuel Tweah, said the projected revenue is US$474 million does not represent what is stipulated in the draft budget, which puts the total revenue at US$515,771 million.This means a budget shortfall is imminent, a situation which the country has experienced since the era of Amara Konneh, former Minister of Finance who introduced the medium term budget.It may be recalled that Minister Tweah said the budget was crafted under “extreme difficulty.”“The President has managed to rationalize the fiscal space. We have to be able to move a good share of resources to pro-poor activities. We are doing a lot of rationalization relative to last year’s public sector investment. We have moved up from US$55 million to US$73 million, so we have found US$20 or more millions to add to public sector investment,” Tweah said.In his presentation to the House, Minister Tweah told lawmakers that the budget is “not perfect,” but it is an instrument in the direction of moving the country forward.Furthermore, in its introduction of the draft budget, Tweah admits that the current outlook of the economy is increasingly challenging.“Not only is it impacted by the slow recovery from the EVD and the uncertain commodity price shock, but also by the slower than-needed progress toward economy-wide diversification, the draw down of peacekeepers of the United Nations Mission in Liberia as well as the alarming depreciation in the value of the Liberian currency,” Mr. Tweah said.“Additionally, as we strengthen our efforts to diversify the economy, coupled with continued infrastructural investments as well as prudent policy measures to tackle this mild recession, relatively low but stable growth is highly anticipated,” he said.“Real GDP growth is projected at 3.9 percent in 2018 compared to a projection of 2.5 percent in 2017. This represents a downward revision of the values relative to FY2017/18 projections of 5.2 percent for 2018 and 3.2 percent for 2017.”In the draft budget, infrastructure and basic services are allotted the highest amount put at US$188,769,526; energy and environment get US$132,846,998; health gets US$73,395, 544, followed by social development services with US$46,880,559 among others.Among the low funded sectors in the draft budget includes commerce with US$600,000; municipal government is allotted US$4,772,347, and accountability and transparency get US$17,802,194.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

4 babies born at NA Hospital on New Year’s Day

first_imgFour babies entered the world on New Year’s Day at the New Amsterdam Hospital, five fewer than the nine delivered in 2017. In 2016, there was one birth and in 2015, five babies were delivered on New Year’s Day.Janice Daniels and her baby at the New Amsterdam HospitalThis year, a 21-year-old mother was the first to give birth to a bouncing baby boy. Janice Daniels, of Lot 1 Number Two Village, Berbice, gave birth to a 2.7 kilogram boy about 00:03h. The baby was delivered by Midwife Travis Jonas, who also did two other deliveries.This is the second child for Daniels. The young mother was high in praise for the nurses at the maternity unit. Her due date was set for January 18, but she was admitted one day before delivery.Sabita Singh and her daughter“My first delivery was easier than this one. Then I had nurses to rub my back when it was hurting, but now the nurses were all busy with other mothers, so they couldn’t spend so much time with me,” she added.Sabita Singh gave birth to the second New Year’s baby: a 3.3kg girl, her third child. Singh, of Block 9 Bath Settlement, said she was advised by the maternity unit at the Fort Wellington Hospital to have her delivery done at the New Amsterdam Hospital.The 36-year-old mother said this was because of the number of years which had passed since her second child. She noted that it came as a surprise when she went into labour since her due was January 13.Malinie Neville with her first child at the New Amsterdam HospitalHowever, she is happy to have delivered a baby on New Year’s Day. Finally, 21-year-old Malinie Neville delivered her first child at 00:40h.Neville, of Number 73 Village, Corentyne, went to the Skeldon Hospital on December 23, after a premature rupture of membranes (PROM) which is typically referred to as the water bag bursting. She was then referred to the New Amsterdam Hospital.Meanwhile, Roxanne Marry, 19, of Rose Hall Town, gave birth via caesarean. Her 3kg girl was born at 08:28h.“Anybody will be glad to give birth on the first day of the year,” she said.last_img read more

The band plays on, but the audience goes on vacation

first_imgVAN NUYS – The New Valley Symphony Orchestra found itself all dressed up Friday morning with no place to play. The band of brass-toting musicians, which currently calls a mortuary concert hall home, desperately wants to use the old Van Nuys library to create its art. And its supporters had planned to lobby the City Council at Van Nuys City Hall with a musical twist – a brass octet and a trio with flute, viola and cello playing a rondeau and Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major.” “The only way we’ll be heard is to make noise,” said President Sarah Fisk. “But we’ll make beautiful noise.” The beautiful noise went unheard by most, however, as the City Council was in its annual summer recess. When told by a guard that council members were not meeting – neither in Van Nuys nor downtown – Fisk begged for an audience with a representative from Councilman Tony C rdenas’ office. A staffer came down, a few gardeners stopped their trimming and the ensemble burst forth with an original fanfare by trombonist David Stout. “That was a damn fine fanfare,” noted Daniel Wiseman, the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council board member who’d encouraged the group to come. “I’d rank it right up there with `Fanfare for the Common Man.’ It was just great, but I guess you’ve got to use that analogy about the tree falling in the forest… .” And much as philosophers ponder whether trees falling in forests without witnesses make sound, Wiseman wondered whether the symphony’s message would be heard with no City Council present. He conceded that he hadn’t noticed that the council’s meeting – traditionally held the first Friday of the month in Van Nuys – had been canceled. A Los Angeles city official said he regretted the inconvenience and wished the council had been contacted first about the ensemble’s planned appearance. “We had notices on the city Web site for the past three weeks that the council would be off on their annual recess and at the League of Cities meeting this week,” said Josh Kamensky, spokesman for council President Eric Garcetti. “We would love to hear (them) play and will try to get in contact to arrange an appearance by them as soon as possible.” Fisk, who harrumphed and disappointedly stripped off her Van Nuys City Hall visitor’s badge, said she’d be back. If necessary, she said she’d go downtown. But probably with just the trio for accompaniment. “This is an absolute wasteland for culture!” she said. “And we’re trying to do something about it.” (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Rio de Los Angeles

first_imgLiberating the Los Angeles River from its 32-mile concrete straightjacket and transforming its ugly industrial banks into parks and other natural amenities will cost an estimated $1 billion. That’s a lot of money, and it’s questionable where on the city’s priority list the river ranks when poor schools, rampant gangs, lack of good jobs, broken streets, traffic congestion and other problems are all awaiting solutions. Still, the proposed de-channelization of the waterway and returning the wetlands, wildlife and wild beauty of the region would benefit future generations. So an $80 million contribution from the federal government would help in pushing along this long-term project. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer has promised to push for the money. Considering how Washington regularly shortchanges California, it ought to approve the expenditure. Let the federal funds flow. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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

Cantwell seeking to bolster offense

first_img “We want to have a new look to the offense, throw more, get more offense in,” Smolin said. “Last year we had a lot of new players. This year, we have more experience.” The increase in participation numbers is a positive for the program. “Last season we had 20 players on the varsity,” Smolin said. “This year we have 40. We also have a lot of incoming talent and enough players to add a freshman team to our program.” Both quarterbacks, Mike Toledo — a 5-foot-10, 155-pound senior –and Pedro Olivares — a 5-10, 210-pound sophomore — are back. Toledo was the starter last season. Olivares started at linebacker as a freshman. Olivares, who figures to be the early starter this year, took about 25 percent of the snaps under center a year ago. Smolin says he is an “excellent passer who reads defenses well, has good footwork and shows a lot of poise.” Smolin says Toledo “is more of a go-getter, but a bit more unorthodox. He’ll try to make something happen, a Michael Vick-type. A good athlete who will try to do anything to get the job done.” Other key returners among the 15 lettermen include team MVP Tommy Aldama (senior, WR/DB, 6-0, 170), Steve Palencia (senior, O/DL, 6-0, 230), Nathan Juarez (senior, FB/LB, 5-10, 200), David Nam (senior, C/DL, 5-10, 240), Willie Gonzalez (junior, MLB, 5-10, 190), Ralph Weissenberger (sophomore, TE, 6-1, 200, started at WR last year), Gus Leon (senior, LB, 5-8, 170), Victor Munoz (junior, O/DL, 5-8, 185) and Joe Aguilos (senior, LB/TB), 5-10, 180). Top newcomers cited by Smolin include Kevin Day (junior, RB, 6-0, 195, a transfer from Mayfair), Deonta Woodard (sophomore, DL, 5-9, 230, a transfer from Long Beach Jordan), Jeffrey Taylor (freshman, DB, 5-11, 155), Harold Cleitt (sophomore, DL, 6-0, 220, transfer from Eisenhower), Andre Flores (junior, DB, 6-0, 180, transfer from El Rancho), Nick Gonzales (senior, WR, 6-0, 140, a track athlete in his first year of football), and Michael Medina (junior, OLB, 5-8, 165, transfer from Bishop Amat). — Roger Murray can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046, or by e-mail at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After back-to-back unbeaten league championship seasons in 2002-03, Cantwell finished second last season with a 3-1 league record. The Cardinals were 3-8 overall. It was Smolin’s first season at the helm. He was a late hire, making his job more difficult. “This year we’ve had more time to prepare,” Smolin said. “We’ve had a competitive, intense off-season. All the players who were not in baseball or on the track team were involved in a strength program. “We don’t have to install new stuff this year. We’re just adding to it and fine tuning. A big difference this year is that we have size, speed and an intensity we lacked last year.” Cantwell also has a new offensive coordinator, Kim Taylor, who is beefing up the passing game. MONTEBELLO — The initial reaction might be to pound his chest and shout, Yeah!,’ but Cantwell Sacred Heart football coach Pete Smolin chooses to remain cautious when evaluating the Cardinals’ prospects. “We’ve got a lot of young people, and you never know …” Smolin said. center_img Cantwell also has seven returning All-Santa Fe League players, including four of five starters on the line and five transfers from strong programs. And for good measure, the Cardinals are coming off a successful summer of workouts. last_img read more

Edward Kulubya throws in towel as URA FC CEO, club appoints Bridget Nakayenga

first_imgEdward Kulubya has been URA FC CEO since 2014 (file photo)URA FC CEO Edward Kulubya has handed in his resignation, immediately relinquishing the position that he has held for over four years.In a letter addressed to the club chairman, James Kiiza, Kulubya sighted studies abroad as the factor for his resignation and thanked URA FC for the support rendered towards him during his tenure.“Following the club board meeting of Monday, 10th September 2018, concerning the resolution about my studies aboard, I submit my resignation as Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club Chief Executive Officer, said Kulubya in his letter to the club Chairman.“My resignation takes immediate effect.“Allow me to thank everybody around URA FC for the support rendered to me during my time as CEO.Kulubya has been the Tax Collectors’ CEO since 2014 when he assumed the post.He is expected to departs for the United Kingdom on Wednesday, 12th September 2018 for a year-long course in Management.The URA FC board has appointed Bridget Nakayenga as acting CEO.Comments Tags: Edward KulubyaURA FClast_img read more

Newsflash: All Donegal schools to shut as Red Alert issued for entire country

first_imgMet Éireann has redesignated the entire country to a red level wind warning this evening as Hurricane Ophelia approaches.The Department of Education said all schools and colleges will be closed tomorrow including Donegal.A status red wind warning had been in place for Wexford, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford. But the wind warning has now been extended across the rest of the country.The weather warnings come into effect at nine o’clock tomorrow morning.The hurricane is currently in transition to ex-tropical status, while maintaining hurricane force winds. Met Éireann said it is likely to hit with category two strength.The Department of Education said its decision comes “following a special meeting of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning in response to Ophelia’s imminent arrival”. We will bring you other updates as we get them.Newsflash: All Donegal schools to shut as Red Alert issued for entire country was last modified: October 16th, 2017 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:closeddonegalMet Eireannschoolsstormlast_img read more