Robin Catalan eyes KO win over hometown bet in ONE Jakarta card

first_imgView comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra But he knows it won’t be easy with a determined Catalan standing in his way.“We have always been training to utilize all aspects needed in mixed martial arts, whoever the opponent is. We prepare ourselves to be in any type of position – good or bad, as we do not train based solely on our analysis of our opponent,” said Rahardian.“However, I am familiar with his strengths, which are in his technique. He is one of the well-rounded athletes on ONE Championship’s roster.”ADVERTISEMENT Robin Catalan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTORobin Catalan hopes to build on to his decent campaign in 2018 this year beginning on Saturday against Indonesian bet Stefer Rahardian in ONE: Eternal Glory in Jakarta, Indonesia.Catalan (8-4) went 2-1 last year and he’s looking to open the new year with a bang.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think there’s equal amount of pressure for the both of us,” Catalan said. “I just need to follow the game plan that we have. I’m hoping to win by knockout this time around.”The 28-year-old Catalan also said one of his goals this year is to be a more well-rounded fighter.FEATURED 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 Chriss“I still want to improve my grappling and wrestling,” said Catalan. “Those are areas that we, as a team, feel that we lack, so that would be our focus for the year.”Rahardian, meanwhile, wants no more than to snap out of his funk, having lost his last two fights. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manny Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas for Adrien Broner fightlast_img read more

Cameroonians Grateful for Ebola Death Benefit

first_imgFamilies of the late Rev. Father Patrick NSHAMDZE, a Cameroonian who died in Liberia from the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) while working at the Catholic-run St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Congo town, have expressed their gratefulness to the Government of Liberia (GOL) for identifying with their deceased brother and the entire family members.Brother Patrick, as he was affectionately called, was a Medical Doctor and Hospital Director at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital. He was also a Brother of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, which is one of the Catholic orders running the hospital in Liberia. Another Order that manages the hospital is the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.Brother Patrick Nshamdze, 52, had been a member of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God for 23 years, before his passing on August 2, 2014. He reportedly contracted the Ebola virus on July 29, and died few days later.The Hospitaller Order of St. John of God was founded in Spain in the 16th century by John Ciudad, later known as St. John of God. The order cares for the poor, sick, homeless and dying. It operates in more than 50 countries around the world.Bro. Patrick’s family expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Liberian Government, through their embassy near Monrovia. Rev. Father MBINKAR Emmanuel NJODZEKA, brother of the deceased, acknowledged receipt of US$5,000, which was converted in the Cameroonian currency: “On behalf of my Father MBIN KAR RAPHAEL and the family, I write this letter to acknowledge thatI have received a sum of CFA 2,814,396 (Two million, eight hundred and fourteen thousand, three hundred and ninety-six Francs, CFA) from the Government of Liberian through the Cameroonian Ambassador to Liberia, H.E. Beng’yela Augustine GANG.” Rev. Father NJODZEKA indicated that the entire family is thankful to the Liberian Government for what they term as a “wonderful gesture,” and they prayed for the government to continue to multiply efforts to annihilate completely this deadly virus. They also called on the Almighty God to have mercy on those who perished during the crisis.A communication from the Cameroonian Embassy near Monrovia says US$5,000 has been donated to the biological successors of the Late Rev. Brother Patrick NSHAMDZE as a token of appreciation and solidarity to the many humanitarian services rendered for the people of Liberia by the deceased. Amb. Beng’yela A. GANG stated with deep appreciation to the Ministers of Health and Foreign Affairs: “On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Cameroon, I am equally pleased to reiterate gratitude for this fraternal gesture. I am aware of and laud your personal favorable impetus as well as that of the Ministerial Team of the Liberian Foreign Ministry in this outcome.”A Foreign Ministry release said the Cameroonian Diplomat also paid special tribute to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, whose decisive action yielded this fruit. According to the Cameroonian diplomat, this gesture adds to the posthumous medal of recognition which the President bestowed upon the deceased and had forwarded to his family earlier.The Ambassador further noted that the bereaved family of the late Rev. Patrick NSHAMDZE has since acknowledged receipt of the money through their Embassy here. He also stated that the symbolic gesture made by the Liberian Government to the people of Cameroon will go a long way to console the bereaved family following the tragic death of their son and brother, Brother Patrick NSHAMDZE.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“High prevalence” of social issues at Kwakwani – social worker

first_img…says teenage pregnancy, sexual assault rampantSocial worker attached to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) and the Kwakwani Hospital in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), Laurette Smith-Gray, has indicated that there is a “high level” of social issues affecting the Kwakwani community, in the Upper Berbice region. The social worker pointed to the high prevalence of issues including teenage pregnancies, statutory rape and sexual assault.Giving specific details, Smith-Gray said on average each year, there are more than 15 pregnancies recorded, which accounts for underage mothers (below age 16) in Kwakwani. She added that this is only the number recorded by the system but admits that there are other cases which the system may not come in contact withSocial Worker, Laurette Smith-Grayin riverine areas. She stressed that in such instances, many of these cases go undetected. Asked whether there are any plans in the pipeline to initiate a similar teenage pregnancy clinic as that which is located at the LHC, Smith-Gray said patients from the riverine community are facilitated at the Linden hospital.“What happens, is for persons who would have been brought to the system’s attention, they automatically would have to come down to the teenage clinic here. So all the underage pregnancies at Kwakwani, as long as it is documented at the Kwakwani Hospital, they are referred to the clinic here,” she noted, adding that similar cases at Ituni, also located in the Upper Berbice River, are referred to the LHC. As such, Smith-Gray said there is need for a resident social worker at Kwakwani, noting that the hospital’s management has already made application to facilitate this; however, she said the hospital’s management is currently awaiting approval from the Public Health Ministry. In the meantime, she noted she visits the Kwakwani Hospital twice monthly and in her absence, the visits are facilitated by other members of the hospital team.“Whatever is an emergency, or they consider to be an emergency, is transferred to Linden hospital. But now there is the Childcare Officer that is resident up there so, most of the cases with the juveniles are being handled by her until I would have visited,” the social worker explained. Zeroing in on the situation, Smith-Gray opined that issues such as these are not treated with much seriousness by some residents in the Kwakwani community, as she attributed this to the culture of acceptance of such issues at the location.“I believe it’s the culture of location. Most of the persons there, they tend not to see underage pregnancy as any major issue I would figure. Because we have lots of children who are still in the secondary schools; they are mothers, so nobody treats it with any kind of alarm or seriousness. It’s just become the norm and so it has become a part of their culture,” Smith-Gray opined.In relation to statutory rape, the social worker said in most cases, perpetrators are not prosecuted since in many instances family members decide to settle the issue outside of the court. “Most of the times, persons tend to want to cover the situation because it might be a close relative involved and on the other hand if the victim does not give a statement, then we don’t have a case. So, if the person refuses to identify who the person is then we can’t take the matter,” she said. On a brighter note, Smith-Gray said there are active teenage empowerment groups in the community. She said teens are empowered through various sessions via these groups as well as other support groups. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

UG unions demand resignation of Vice Chancellor

first_imgVice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw GriffithUniversity of Guyana Workers Unions are calling for the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith and Pro-Chancellor, Joe Singh to resign, contending that their performances over the past few years have been dismal.The Vice Chancellor’s contract will come to an end on June 13, 2019.At a meeting convened by the University Council, headed by the Pro-Chancellor on April 15, a decision was taken to have the Vice Chancellor proceed on the routine end of contract leave.This decision was made in view of the University’s current financial situation, the absence of any circumstance that requires the Vice Chancellor’s presence and it also respected long-standing procedures of the University with regard to no payment in lieu of leave for all staff.However, the Pro-Chancellor has reportedly given directives for the Council to reverse its decision so that the Vice Chancellor could be paid in lieu of leave.According to Presidents of the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) and the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA), Bruce Haynes and Dr Jewel Thomas, Singh has guided the Council in a direction that is not in the interests of Guyana’s sole national University.The Unions noted that to reverse the decision would place the University, which is already undergoing austerity, in even graver financial and legal jeopardy. According to Thomas, the budget of the University is presently stretched thin.“It is very clear, that the only way in which payment is entertained in the University’s regulations for staff which stipulates under what circumstances you are permitted to make the request and the fact that you ask does not mean that you will get it. And we only pay in lieu of leave outside of those determined circumstances when the University says that it requires you to remain at work. There was no such compelling reasons on the part of the University advanced either within the Vice Chancellor’s letter or by the Pro-Chancellor in any kind of supporting documentation. All that was said in the circumstances was that this is the VC’s letter and the Pro-Chancellor said I support it…None of the reasons advanced in the letter had to do with the University of Guyana, they were entirely to do with the needs of the VC,” Dr Thomas argued.Financial constraintsThe University is undergoing financial constraints which will potentially affect the University’s teaching and learning, Thomas related.Being aware of this, the Union Head noted her disappointment with the VC’s request and the support being given to the said request by the Pro-Chancellor.“We ended up having to do this round robin thing under very constraint circumstances, as a result of the round robin, the Pro-Chancellor declared that seven was a majority of 16 and on that basis, a communication was written to the Vice Chancellor which he has taken to mean that he stays in office. At this point in time, we are not sure what the situation is with regard to the pay in lieu of leave” Thomas revealed.Thomas went on to voice the Unions’ frustrations with this new development at the hands of the VC since he is the highest paid principal the University has ever seen.Thomas claimed that VC Griffith, upon taking up the post, has since demanded a new vehicle, an increase of allowance which is equivalent to a ministerial level, a credit card, an expense of the University and bonuses.The Union President noted that the University of Guyana cannot afford the Vice Chancellor.The UGSSA President observed that the situation cannot and should not be allowed to continue.According to the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU), under the leadership of the VC and Pro-Chancellor, the University of Guyana has deteriorated.“You have hundreds of students and staff on campus and all of them using the same facilitates and, therefore, you would understand when you go into the washroom and you see human beings like yourself doing the same things that you don’t want to do and it’s not going to look good, so since it would have escalated into an occupational health crisis which is not fair to allow people who would have left their homes and that particular aspect of their lives is well controlled to come to a place where they believe that the condition would have been the same or even better but it’s not,” Bruce Haynes remarked.As such, the Unions are calling on all staff and students to adopt a stance of non-cooperation with any policy directive, request or instruction emanating from the Vice Chancellor since they consider the decision of the Council meeting of April 15 to be both proper and justified.last_img read more

Man United ace ‘proof you should stick with young players’ – fans love the idea of Smalling being captain

first_img1 Man United v Man City is live on talkSPORT at 2pm on Sunday 25 October.Chris Smalling has had a good season so far.The man fans have christened ‘Mike’ after a slip of the tongue from manager Louis van Gaal has gone from a figure of fun to a mainstay in the United defence.And Van Gaal thinks 25-year-old Smalling has the potential to lead the team when current captain Wayne Rooney and vice skipper Michael Carrick are gone.Here, talkSPORT looks at what fans think about the idea of ‘captain Mike’. Chris Smalling to captain Man United in the future? last_img read more

FAMILY VALUES – WHY DONEGAL’S KERRYMEN MAY BE SLEEPING IN THE SPARE ROOM!

first_imgCome the final whistle after today’s All Ireland quarter final, the respective Walsh households will be a difficult place to live for certain members of the family. Donegal women Roisin and Caroline Walsh just happen to be married to Kerry brothers Justin and Diarmuid Walsh.But they have refused to follow the Kingdom and will be proudly wearing the green and gold of Tir Chonaill today.Justin and Caroline (nee Sweeney) both work in Letterkenny IT while his brother Diarmuid and wife Roisin are both teachers in Inishowen.Both families have just returned from holidaying in the Kingdom but will be travelling to Croke Park today to support their teams. While in Kerry, Caroline, who is on the Committee for Relay for Life Donegal, met up with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Donegal Association of Kerry, who are keen to offer their support for Relay for Life by promoting and selling the Daniel O’Donnell’s CD (I’ll see this journey through) on the committees behalf and are also putting plans in place to organise a fundraising event for Relay for Life Donegal 2013.The Association was founded in March 2011 by Sean Gallagher.Living in Killorglin with his wife Mary, the Inver native is having great sport with the people of Kerry. With over 100 members the Donegal Association of Kerry is enjoying the tribal banter in all corners of the county this week as today’s showdown looms.“I think it is any team’s game and it is going to be tight. We are a farly tight-knit community here in Kerry alright, we’d have to be in a week like this, but the craic is mighty,” said Sean.Included in the picture are Sean Gallagher (back row – second in from right hand side), Kieran Boyle (back row on left hand side), Bridget Moore (formerly McElhinney, Creeslough) with her husband John from Causeway, Co Kerry. Bridget’s nephew, Martin McElhinney is on the Donegal panel for Sunday which makes it all the more exciting but although John would love to see Martin getting a medal, he will definitely be cheering for Kerry on the day! Also included of course are The Walsh families – Justin and Caroline with kids Sarah and Darragh (wearing Kerry Jerseys!!) and Diarmuid and Roisin with kids, Donal, Aoife and Michael (wearing Donegal Jerseys).    FAMILY VALUES – WHY DONEGAL’S KERRYMEN MAY BE SLEEPING IN THE SPARE ROOM! was last modified: August 5th, 2012 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)last_img read more

INVESTIGATION AS FIREBUGS CAUSE BLAZE CLOSE TO GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK

first_imgFirecrews from Letterkenny were forced to the scene of a blaze close to Glenveagh National Park last night after rubbish was dumped and set alight.It is understood the rubbish was dumped and then set alight by a member of the public.However, the blaze spread quickly and put local wildlife under threat. A local man from Letterkenny, who was passing the scene, managed to dampen down the flames before the fire service arrived.The fire has been brought under control but considerable damage has been caused. INVESTIGATION AS FIREBUGS CAUSE BLAZE CLOSE TO GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK was last modified: March 6th, 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:fireglenveagh national parklast_img read more

ULSTER U21 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_img PICTURE SPECIAL: It was another tough pill for Maxi Curran to swallow last night as his side came unstuck in an Ulster U21 final for the third year running.Defeats to Cavan in 2013 and 2014 were compounded by another late gut wrenching defeat in the 2015 decider to Tyrone.A last-gasp goal in last year’s final against Cavan undone Donegal and this year a point with less than a minute to go from Daniel McNulty proved the difference between the sides.Conor Meyler’s goal in the opening ten minutes meant Donegal were always chasing Tyrone, but remarkably they did level right on the stroke of full-time when Stephen McBrearty scored a lovely point.The game look destined for extra-time, but then the referee awarded a free to Tyrone after Ciaran Thompson was adjudged to have committed a foul.It’s tough for all involved to take but the experience will make them all the stronger in the future.Pictures from the match provided by North-West News-Pix. ULSTER U21 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: April 9th, 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:donegalGAAnewspic specialSportTyrone Darrach O’Connor sends one over the bar during Donegal’s narrow defeat in the Ulster U21 decider last night. last_img read more

Pep Guardiola wanted for international job, Arsenal set for summer clear out?

first_img targets 3 moving on IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star The Gunners will miss out on Ever Banega, as the 30-year-old Argentina midfielder has decided to stay at Sevilla. (Marca)Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is pursuing Millwall defender Jake Cooper, 23. (Daily Express)Manchester City are monitoring Melbourne City’s Daniel Arzani – the 19-year-old who was voted Australia’s Young Player of the Year last season and has been described as the next Harry Kewell. (Manchester Evening News)Watford have moved a step closer to signing goalkeeper Ben Foster from West Brom for a £4million. (Daily Mail)Another player potentially heading for the Hawthorns exit door is defender Craig Dawson, who is wanted by both Burnley and West Ham. (Daily Mirror)West Ham and Everton are both interested in signing 26-year-old Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari. (Corriere dello Sport)Newcastle must break their transfer record if they want to sign Nice striker Alassane Plea, with West Ham also interested in the 25-year-old Frenchman. (Northern Echo)Meanwhile, Magpies winger Matt Ritchie has been offered a £4m-a-year contract to join Stoke. (The Sun) Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal are said to be interested in signing Barca and Portugal star Andre Gomes LATEST United also want to sign Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic from Juventus in a swap deal which would see Italian full-back Matteo Darmian move in the opposite direction. (Daily Mirror)Liverpool are looking to sign 16-year-old Ajax defender Ki-Jana Hoever, who has been training with the Reds this week. (Liverpool Echo)Everton are also looking to bolster their side with the Barcelona and Colombia defender Yerry Mina. The 23-year-old found the net three times in the World Cup, including against England on Tuesday. (Liverpool Echo)New Arsenal manager Unai Emery is willing to sell players to help fund a move for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes. (The Independent) REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:BIG SAM’S VERDICT: ‘England don’t need three centre-backs against Sweden – I’d leave out Trippier or Walker’, Sam Allardyce tells talkSPORTSam Allardyce slams ‘OUTRAGEOUS’ Colombia behaviour against England but insists VAR is not the problem‘Harry Kane is the PERFECT captain’ – Jamie Redknapp hails England and Tottenham striker’s ‘phenomenal’ performances at World CupEngland’s Jordan Henderson says he is forever in debt to Jordan PickfordLiverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius set to remain first choice at Anfield next season – reportsCUT IT OUT! Neymar needs to quit acting and focus on his game, says Germany legend Lothar Matthaus Here’s a round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Thursday’s newspapers and online… Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Argentina want Pep Guardiola to become their manager following their early exit from the World Cup, according to reports in Spain. (AS)Jack Wilshere has held talks with Manuel Pellegrini about a potential move to West Ham – FULL STORYManchester United will battle rivals Liverpool to sign 26-year-old Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer – FULL STORYThe Red Devils have agreed to sign Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro from Juventus in a £53million move. (Daily Star) 3 RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti SURELY NOT! Would Guardiola leave Premier League champions Manchester City to become Argentina boss? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 3 Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

STRANORLAR SCHOOLS COME TOGETHER BUT IT’S ‘STRICTLY’ FOR CHARITY

first_imgA unique social event bringing together three Stranorlar schools will take place in December under the mistletoe and Christmas decorations.Saint Columba’s College, Saint Mary’s National School Stranorlar and Finn Valley College will each host a Strictly Come Dancing Night in the Villa Rose Hotel on the 2ND,9TH and 16TH of December 2011.But what promises to be an amazing start to the New Year begins with a final night on January 6th 2012 at the same venue. Dancers will receive full free professional training for the big occasion with a number of names alreay being mooted around the Twin Towns.Anybody oterested in training to become a dancer Ishould leave names at their chosen schoolRumours that several teachers incluidng Paddy McDaid and Frank Dooley are alreafy attending private ballroom dancing classes could not be confirmed at the rime fo going to press!!.Ends STRANORLAR SCHOOLS COME TOGETHER BUT IT’S ‘STRICTLY’ FOR CHARITY was last modified: September 12th, 2011 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)last_img read more