PCC gets tickled pink

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Wednesday night GAA – Galway football results

first_imgFootball League Results Wednesday May 4th 2016 Division 2 Semi-FinalSt. Michaels 1-13 Micheál Breathnach 1-10 – (St. Michaels play Cortoon Shamrocks in the 2015 Division 2 League Final) John Dunne CupBarna 1-14 Killannin 1-11West GPC:Minor “A”  – Salthill/Knocknacarra 3-7 Barna 2-7Minor “B” – Carna/Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh 2-10 An Cheathru Rua 2-7Killannin 3-16 Clifden/Renvyle 2-7North GPC:Minor “A” – Annaghdown 2-16 Oranmore/Maree 2-12Corofin 1-7 Kilkerrin/Clonberne 0-7Mountbellew/Moylough 1-10 Claregalway0-7Division 6Cortoon Shamrocks 0-10 Kilconly 1-6print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Pacquiao not ready, says Horn’s trainer

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES “His (Pacquiao) feet isn’t moving, his head isn’t moving, his power isn’t ready,” said Kim, who also serves as fitness guru of teams from South Korea, China, and Japan for the past ten years.Conditioning coach Dundee Kim. Photo by Roy LuarcaKim said his task is to develop Horn’s muscle mass and improve his speed through exercises and paddle work.And Kim believes he’s succeeded and Horn will deliver the “biggest shock in the world and throw it upside down.”READ: Two Filipinos in ‘Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao vs Horn The 49-year-old, who’s a Pacquiao fan and a Christian as well, said Horn is a different animal from Pacquiao’s previous opponents.“The way I’ve trained him, his intensity right from the start all the way up to 12 rounds,” said Kim, who warned Pacquiao that he might get hurt by Horn.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Standhardinger arrives from Germany, attends first Gilas practice View comments Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts Batangas New Queen: Hallasgo dethrones Tabal in Milo Marathon 8 injured in foot bridge collapse in Negros Occidental Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Kim said he’s talking from experience.READ: Pacquiao out to give former school teacher Horn a boxing lesson“I’m not trying to scare, but my left body is really sore from the pounding I’d been getting from Horn in training.“If he connects without body shield, it’s gonna hurt,” said Kim, adding that he’s going on a holiday after the July 2 title fight to reset and recuperate. “I’ve nothing left, all my energy is gone.”Pacquiao, of course, always oozes with energy for every fight. Unless, Kim turns out to be a psychic or a fitness genius.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Australian Open: A look at Serena, other things to know Manny Pacquiao speaks to the media in Brisbane, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Australian fighter Jeff Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)BRISBANE, Australia—For all the claims and glowing reports that Manny Pacquiao is in tip-top shape for his battle with Jeff Horn on Sunday, Dundee Kim dares to go against the flow.“It’s rather strange, but Pacquiao looks like he didn’t prepare the work,” Kim told Filipino sportwriters after the press conference of the “Battle of Brisbane” at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday. “He’s not ready.”ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kim, a Korean who migrated here and serves as Horn’s conditioning coach, believes the hard work Pacquiao put in in the last three weeks of training camp won’t be enough to keep his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.READ: Pacquiao-Horn nears selloutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“It seems he underestimates Horn, and that’s a mistake.”According to Kim, he’s basing his judgment from what he’d seen in You Tube videos and Facebook posts in the last two months. He also senses Pacquiao’s condition through the color of his face, the eyes, and his movements. Marck Espejo shines in triumphant Thailand debut Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetlast_img read more

World Turtle Day 2019: Preparing for the impending ban on single-use plastics (Part 4)

first_imgShell Beach is different from conventional beaches in that it is not known for white sandy beaches or blue waters. Located at Barima Waini, Region 1, the beach stretches for over 120 kilometres, or 75 miles, of mudflats, and is home to four of the seven remaining types of sea turtles: Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), Green Turtle (Chelonia Mydas). The area serves as an important nesting ground for marine turtles, and is home to the largest contiguous area of productive mangrove forests.Many Guyanese residing on the coast have only heard tales of the Leatherback Turtle, the world’s largest sea turtle, but have never seen one. As we celebrate World Turtle Day 2019, it is an important time to pause and celebrate our turtle and tortoise species, and raise awareness on the importance of habitats such as Shell Beach.Shell Beach as a Protected AreaShell Beach was designated as a Protected Area in 2011 because of its rich ecological and cultural diversity. The area is home to 11 Amerindian villages, and is designed to support conservation of biodiversity, sustainable resource use, and livelihood development. As a protected area, residents in the area are still able to use the land for their livelihoods; however, the area is closed off to tourists.The conservation programme at Shell Beach began in the 1980s with Mr. Audley James, a turtle hunter turned conservationist, who noticed the decline in the sea turtle population, and Mr. Peter Prichard, British Turtle Zoologist. Mr. James, a resident of Shell Beach, with the support of Dr. Pritchard, was able to convince turtle hunters of the importance of conserving turtles and start protecting them. Currently, the area is under the Protected Area Commission, for which Mr. James serves as an advisor.Shell Beach is an area of great significance, and continues to interest researchers around the world. Dr. Kelly Stewart and Dr. Catherine McClellan have satellite-tagged turtles on Shell Beach for the last two years with an aim to see their migration and habitat patterns. Dr. Kelly Stewart, who studies the genetics of turtle populations, population dynamics and by-catch in fisheries, noted that “Shell Beach has had one of the longest monitoring programmes in the world, beginning in the 1980s, and provides good protection and contributes to (continuation) of the species.”Current TrendsAlthough their distribution is wide, the numbers of Leatherback turtles have seriously declined during the last century as a result of intense egg collection and fisheries by-catch. Globally, Leatherback status, according to IUCN, is listed as Vulnerable, but many subpopulations (such as in the Pacific and Southwest Atlantic) are Critically Endangered. Dr. Catherine McClellan, a Marine Biologist who has been doing field research for the last 26 years in freshwater and marine ecosystems, noted that “turtles are long-lived, and it is important to protect them at their different life stages.” She suggested not using turtle products, or engaging in the use of poaching for turtles.Dr. Stewart also shared that, although citizens might be far away from these ecosystems, “turtles are vulnerable to our actions. We should be mindful of the seafood we buy, and our reliance on plastics. It is easy for a turtle to consume a plastic bag because it looks like a jellyfish.”Ms. Devya Hemraj, a Scientific Officer at the University of Guyana, made the important connection, noting that “we need more conservation, and not consumption. Protected areas such as Shell Beach are important, but citizens in Georgetown have a role to play in taking care of our water bodies, especially due to garbage drift along the coast; fewer plastics provide a better chance for turtles to survive.”She noted that people can engage in beach cleanups, community efforts, and stricter regulation should be implemented to prevent fishermen from fishing in the no-fishing zones.As Guyana prepares for the ban on single-use plastics, which comes into effect in 2021, we urge you to start thinking consciously about how we use and dispose of single-use plastics. Let’s work together to protect our marine turtles.You can share your ideas and questions by sending letters to: “Our Earth, Our Environment”, C/O ECEA Programme, Environmental Protection Agency, Ganges Street, Sophia, GEORGETOWN; or email us at: eit.epaguyana@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.last_img read more

35 Children Raped Monthly in Monrovia

first_imgA 2015 recipient of the “Leadership in Overcoming Obstacles to Peace (LOOP) Award” in Denver, Colorado, USA, Madam Rosenna Glayporpay Schaack, has said her organization records about 35 rape cases on a monthly basis in Montserrado County alone.Madam Schaack, a Liberian professional nurse, said the statistic was recorded by her institution, Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK) and Save the Children.THINK is a non-profit organization that is reaching out to help young girls, especially those who have suffered severe psychological, physical and emotional traumas.The THINK founder, who is a human rights and gender equality advocate, admonished Liberians to condemn the act of rape.“I want to condemn the increasing incidence of rape and sexual violence perpetrated against women and children,” declared Madam Schaack.These brutal acts, she said, have caused the death of 15 children in the past two years.“Victims and survivors are left with serious psychological consequences which will take years to overcome,” she alerted.Madam Schaack is also recommending a law that will punish people who compromise rape cases (negotiate or reconcile between victim and offender).“We are advocating for the punishment of anyone who compromises access to justice for victims and survivors.”She believes that if government is to fast track the prosecution of alleged rapist, it needs to set-up more courts for that purpose.“Montserrado County has only Criminal Court “E” that is responsible for hearing rape cases,” she said, wondering, “How many cases do you think this court can hear within a month’s time?”Another delay in hearing rape case, she added, was the lack of a modern forensic center “so that perpetrators of rape can be identified and prosecuted immediately.”Reacting to the argument that dress code was one of the causes of rape, Madam Schaack retorted, “Dress code is not an excuse for this form of human rights violation. We need to rise up and speak against sexual and gender based violence in the country.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ceres owner defends club existence

first_imgSteaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted BACOLOD City—Former Asean champion Ceres-Negros FC may have set the bar for Philippine club football over the past three years, but its existence has been thrust as one of the key issues hurled against its owner in the battle for control over the country’s biggest bus company.Club chair Leo Rey Yanson, who was ousted as president of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) in a boardroom coup last week, on Sunday insisted that he funds the country’s top football club using his own resources, disputing the allegations made by his older brother, Roy.ADVERTISEMENT Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Benefits of township living “My goal is to put the Philippines, especially Bacolod and Negros Occidental, on the map when it comes to football, that’s why we put our best foot forward every time we host matches and every time the team plays. I don’t need to justify how much I’m spending for the club because its my own personal money.”Ceres plays its home games at Panaad Stadium here with Leo Rey spending for refurbishing the stadium, including the installation of plastic seats in the grandstand and bleachers. The club doesn’t charge fans for tickets to matches.Even with the dispute involving their owner hanging over their heads, the Busmen, the two-time Philippines Football League champions, overpowered Philippine Air Force, 12-0, last Saturday for the solo lead in the PFL.“The uncertainty is a problem but we live in the present so today we had to win this game to give our owner a little smile and a little happiness back,” said Ceres star Stephan Schrock.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img The older Yanson, who was installed as president of VTI by three other siblings, was seen in a video circulating online telling employees early last week that Leo Rey uses company funds for the team, which is named after one of the company’s bus lines. VTI has 18,000 employees and a fleet of 4,000 buses.He amped up the tirade by saying that football players earn more than the VTI employees by “just simply kicking the ball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWith Leo Rey at the helm, Ceres is already the country’s most successful club in just seven years of existence after winning the Asean zone title of the AFC Cup in 2017 on top of two AFC Champions League preliminary round appearances.“Football is my passion and it’s sad and unfortunate that a team that has become a symbol of unity and a source of pride in the country and city has been dragged into this conflict,” Leo Rey told the Inquirer. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Pampanga rips Marikina; Bicol scoreslast_img read more

‘Verbal’ deal with Advocaat as new Dutch coach

first_img0Shares0000Advocaat has “a verbal agreement” with the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB), his business manager Rob Jansen told the ANP national news agency © AFP/File / Ozan KOSETHE HAGUE, Netherlands, May 8 – Veteran coach Dick Advocaat looks set for a third stint in charge of the floundering Dutch national side after reaching an agreement with the football federation, local media reported Monday.The paperwork for the return of the 69-year-old, currently at Turkish club Fenerbahce, “most likely will be completed this week”, his business manager Rob Jansen told the ANP national news agency. Advocaat has “a verbal agreement” with the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB), Jansen said.Dutch tabloid Algemeen Dagblad reported Advocaat and the KNVB had “definitively reached an agreement as national coach until November”.“The new national coach and the federation however still have to ink the agreement,” it added.There was no immediate confirmation from the KNVB.Advocaat — who previously managed the national side from 1992 to 1994 and 2002 to 2004 — would take over from Danny Blind, who was sacked in March after a 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria that left the team’s chances of reaching the World Cup finals hanging by the slenderest of threads.Advocaat is under contract at Fenerbahce until June 1 but should be released in time for a friendly against Morocco on May 31, daily tabloid De Telegraaf reported late last month.The Netherlands, three-time World Cup runners-up, have endured a torrid time in recent years, failing to qualify for Euro 2016 in France and now facing the prospect of missing next year’s World Cup in Russia.The defeat in Sofia left the side fourth in qualifying group A, trailing six points behind leaders France, to the horror of millions of fans of the vaunted “Oranje”, once known for their “total football” that saw them reach the World Cup finals in 1974, as well as in 1978 and 2010.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SF man is tied to 911 pranks

first_imgNomar has reported himself the victim of everything from a drug overdose and a possible heart attack to robbery and attempted suicide. Officials said they didn’t know why nearly all the false emergencies he calls in purportedly take place in Vallejo, a city of about 100,000 along the waters north of San Francisco Bay. “He can be quite convincing and he definitely knows the geography of Vallejo,” said Vallejo police spokesman Bill Powell. “If we can’t determine it’s a false call, we’ll send people out.” Investigators analyzed the cell phone signal to track the caller to an area in San Francisco but have not been able to obtain a more precise location. The CHP determined the phone originated with a company in Oklahoma that donated old employee cell phones to an organization that distributes them to the homeless. The phone has no service carrier, which has prevented investigators from discovering any further personal information about the caller. The man has been able to continue making the calls because 911 calls are free even from cell phones without paid accounts, authorities said. Each crank call could result in a single misdemeanor count of a false emergency report to a public agency, and investigators were documenting all the calls in hopes of eventually prosecuting the man, Powell said. EMERGENCY LINE: Dispatchers have gotten nearly 2,000 cell phone calls since March. By The Associated Press VALLEJO – A serial crank caller using a donated cell phone has plagued 911 with nearly 2,000 fake emergency calls over the past six months, tying up dispatchers and sending police and firefighters on wild goose chases, authorities said. A man identifying himself as Nomar started making the calls in March, according to the California Highway Patrol, which handles most of the wireless 911 calls for the San Francisco Bay area. “People like him prevent real emergencies from getting through quickly,” CHP spokeswoman Mary Pat Marshall said.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

TRANSFER FIGHT! Southampton and Sunderland both keen on Ligue 1 ace

first_img1 Nampalys Mendy in action for Nice Southampton and Sunderland have registered an interest in Nice star Nampalys Mendy, according to reports in France.The Saints are on the lookout for a holding midfielder this summer – amid fears they may lose Victor Wanyama to a Champions League club – while Sunderland are also keen on replenishing their squad.Mendy has just one year left to run on his current contract and, according to L’Equipe, he has no intention of signing a new deal.The Nice skipper played a pivotal role in helping the club finish fourth in Ligue 1 and qualify for next season’s Europa League, making 39 appearances in all competitions.And his displays haven’t gone unnoticed with scouts from Southampton, Sunderland, Leicester and West Ham all attending Nice games in the final two months of the season to watch him in action.last_img read more

Who will replace Ranieri as Leicester boss? Latest odds HERE! – Coral DD

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.That’s it, he’s gone – Claudio Ranieri has been sacked as Leicester City boss, just nine months after their stunning Premier League title victory.On Friday morning the Breakfast boys took a look at the latest odds on the contenders to replace him at the Foxes helm – with Roberto Mancini one of the favourites.The former Manchester City manager, and Leicester player, is 2/1 to take over at the King Power Stadium. Elsewhere, Alan Pardew is 6/1, Wales boss Chris Coleman is 7/1 and Germany legend Jurgen Klinsmann is 8/1.Meanwhile, former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is 8/1 to seal a surprise return, and ex-Argentina boss Marcelo Bielsa is also 8/1.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more