first_imgDemetrious Johnson is making his debut in ONE Championship.TOKYO, Japan—Demetrious Johnson is undeniably the overwhelming pick when he makes his keenly-awaited debut for ONE Championship against Yuya Wakamatsu on Sunday night.But despite being heavily favored, Johnson vowed to guard himself against complacency.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart — INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 29, 2019Johnson and Wakamatsu mix it up in a Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal as part of a mouth-watering fight card in ONE’s inaugural show in Japan.The 32-year-old Johnson owns a 27-3 record and has never been stopped throughout his career.Counted out, Wakamatsu aims to deliver a big-time upset against one of the top pound-for-pound fighters ever.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ READ: ONE: Yuya Wakamatsu looking for knockout against debuting Demetrious Johnson“I’m not taking Yuya Wakamatsu lightly. I just want to go out there and do what I do best, be the best Demetrious Johnson I can be,” he said during a press conference Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ONE: Yuya Wakamatsu looking for knockout against debuting Demetrious Johnson Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Wakamatsu’s resume may be nowhere near Johnson’s but the hard-hitting Japanese has shown he has knockout power to overcome a seemingly insurmountable hurdle.“This is the next step in my evolution as an athlete. It should be interesting. For me it’s a long time coming, fighting in front of my Japanese fan base,” Johnson said. Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES .@MightyMouse, who many regard as MMA’s pound-for-pound greatest, is set to make his @ONEChampionship debut this Sunday. Here, he talks about his foray into the Flyweight Grand Prix, @TeamLakay, the fight stable’s Danny Kingad, and Asian fighters. #ANewEra | @inquirerdotnet pic.twitter.com/n6aogUgeVf Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Benefits of township living Keith Thurman, left, throws a punch to the body against Manny Pacquiao in the first round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Both fighters exchanged combinations in the first three seconds and Keith Thruman once again tried to put Manny Pacquiao to the ropes only to be foiled in his attempt.Pacquiao then landed a double jab that backed Thurman off, transitioning the action to the middle of the ring.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ROUND 5: Thurman pushes on offense but Pacquiao with strong finish LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station MOST READ LATEST STORIES Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight PLAY LIST 01:46Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight03:01Ex-Pacquiao rivals Érik Morales, Marco Barrera weigh in on Pacquiao-Thurman fight01:23Fans react to Pacquiao downing Thurman02:37Calm 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 Thurman, though, landed a stiff right to put a stop to Pacquiao’s offense but his next attempts were all for naught.Pacquiao swung on an uppercut that Thurman dodged but what the American didn’t evade was Pacquiao’s stiff jab.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThurman managed to land a quick 1-2 near the 10-second warning. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptistslast_img read more

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first_imgLISCR FC president Mustapha Raji could not believe what was happening. His boys had begun their 2-2 encounter against Wataga FC last Saturday on an impressive note.Striker Chris Jackson scored the first goal for his side in the 10th minute and everything looked good for LISCR FC.They kept the pressure on Watanga and earned three successive corner kicks that kept Watanga FC’s defense working overtime.And truly the first 30 minutes seemed to have gone how LISCR FC decided it to go. But when an unmarked Watanga FC attacker headed a ball inside the 6-yard box directly into the goal, goalkeeper Tommy Songo was caught unawares.He just stood there like an ordinary spectator, as the ball hit the back of his net.He was flatfooted. With the game at 1-1 LISCR FC, unperturbed, resumed their attack as Watanga struggled to rise above their game.Though LISCR FC increased the tally 2-1, goalkeeper Tommy Songo made a bad ball distribution that caused the goal against him.Watanta FC had launched an offensive and goalkeeper Songo rushed out to bring the ball under control.In the process, he sadly punched the ball onto the path of an opposing player who had the easy job of tapping the ball beyond his reach.Songo, according to Coach Kasumu Silla, committed a similar poor ball distribution several months ago when LISCR FC played against a Diaspora Team in a friendly match.Commenting on the game, Coach Silla, former national team goalkeeper, said it is time attention on goalkeeping becomes a concern to coaches and sports administrators.He wants to help teams’ goalkeepers to get over “foolish mistakes.”CAF Education Officer Francis Tamba admitted it is necessary to help goalkeepers.He revealed that the LFA has applied to CAF for a training course for Liberian goalkeepers.Meanwhile on Saturday, Pro Sisters drew 1-1 with NASKIDs and World Sisters defeated Island Queens 3-0.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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first_imgDear Editor,I want to take this opportunity to wish all of your staff and your readers a happy, healthy New Year. In the New Year, may democracy reign in our homeland.On that note, my first letter for the year is to address the policy paralysis associated with Mr David Granger and his promise of a digital nation after three years. In its 2015 manifesto, the APNU/AFC promised on page 22, that Guyana will be “completely internet-ready in consonance with the objective of ensuring that Guyana becomes a digital nation” after three years. The promise from team Granger was to build the framework to offer “a nationwide broadband network (NBN)” within three years. The evidence, however, illustrates differently. Another broken promise not delivered by team Granger!I am in Georgetown, Guyana, today and I can confirm, without a shadow of a doubt, that this promise is far from being delivered after Mr Granger occupying office for the last four years and six months. In my communication with some Berbicians, especially in Rose Hall Town, the common theme from them remains – “I was lucky to be in Georgetown to get the best of what the internet has to offer since the internet service in Berbice is multiple times worse”. I was also in Diamond and Leonora and at each of these locations, the evidence confirms the conclusion of these Berbicians; the internet service in Guyana is an international abomination.So what were Mr Granger and his team at the Ministry of Public Telecommunications doing over the last four years and six months? Building fowl pens? Billions of dollars were spent by these people and all this nation got from them were marginal improvements. Where is this efficient and functional national broadband network (NBN) that they promised to deliver within three years? How can you want to win public office and you have a history of trickery and gross incompetence and now branded the most corrupt nation in the Caribbean by the IDB?Failure to develop this NBN is nothing but disrespectful to the youths who worked with you in 2015 on a principle that you would have done something new for them. But what I am observing today is that the world is advancing faster than Guyana in occupying the Internet superhighway and this situation had contributed to us losing ground with regards to our competitiveness. How can this nation ever trust Mr Granger again? This entire issue goes to the core concept of character and integrity. People of high character and integrity do not say one thing and do a different thing. Their word is their bond. Mr Granger clearly is a stranger to this school of integrity.The bottom-line remains, Guyana must have a functional national broadband network to transform our country economically and socially. Anything else is unacceptable. We cannot have these lost periods of four years and six months where the nation has a leader who is only engaged in pageantry rather than implementing policies and action plans to lift all of our people up.As an example of the Granger “con job”, one only has to reflect on the Facebook page of the popular commentator, Guyanese Critic, concerning his visit to St Cuthbert’s Mission. As the closest Amerindian settlement to the capital city, you would have expected accessible internet service at this location. The evidence proves that there is a dish with a sign that advertises “Free Wi-Fi”. But when Guyanese Critic tested his system at St Cuthbert’s, there was none. Several of his viewers, including Christina Hussein also confirmed this reality. This is yet another example of the acts of subterfuge and deception on the part of team Granger.What a great betrayal to the youths of Guyana especially the Amerindian youths. The greatest possibility for their human development is through access to the internet, yet team Granger chooses to play with their intelligence on even this most basic service in a sort of “Starve and Feed” modality. When will the trickery end Mr David Granger?With regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

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first_imgA Venezuelan woman, who entered Guyana illegally, was busted, along with two others with an illegal firearm and ammunition at the Itaballi Police Checkpoint, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Reports are about 12:00h, ranks conducted a search on the vehicle in which the suspects were travelling and the items were found. As such, the three were arrested.Meanwhile, Police also reported that about 13:45h on Saturday, ranks were conducting a river patrol in the Mazaruni River when a 53-year-old miner of Fifth Avenue, Bartica was nabbed with a quantity of cannabis.A search of his vessel revealed 506 grams of cannabis. He is being processed for court.last_img

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first_imgMc Gettigans Hotel in Letterkenny are currently recruiting for a Reception Supervisor, for their busy hotel reception. The ideal candidate must have previous experience in a hotel reception (minimum 2 years.)They must also have the ability to assist and work closely with the Hotel Manager in ensuring an efficient hotel reception service, increasing room revenue, controlling and taking full responsibility whilst on duty. If you feel you have the relevant experience for this role, we would like to hear from you. Please send a cover letter and Cv to hr@mcgettigans hotel.comJob Vacancy: Leading Letterkenny hotel seeks reception supervisor was last modified: February 7th, 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:donegalMcGettigan’s HotelReceptionistlast_img read more

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first_imgAt a meeting of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta recently, it was confirmed that a provision of €1.55 million has been approved for community organisations in the Gaeltacht to support them in the implementation of their annual work plans throughout 2013.Administration grants totalling €399,000 were approved for community organisations in the Donegal Gaeltacht as follows: Lár Chomhairle Paróiste Ghleann Cholm Cille Teo – €48,000 Céim Aniar Teo – €54,000Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo – €85,500Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair Teo – €58,000Comharchumann Thoraí Teo – €85,500 Pobal Eascarrach Teo – €33,000Comharchumann na nOileán Bheag Teo (Ancaire) – €35,000 €400k IN GRANTS FOR DONEGAL GAELTACHT GROUPS was last modified: April 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:€400k IN GRANTS FOR DONEGAL GAELTACHT GROUPSlast_img read more

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first_imgNEW YORK – After bemoaning the emergence of the iPod as children’s latest must-have toy, toy makers are now looking at the digital musical player as their own marketing strategy. After the success last year of Zizzle Inc.’s iZ and Hasbro Inc.’s I-Dog, both of which can be hooked up to Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod, competitors are coming up with their own iPod-friendly products, aimed at preteens. The toys, being shown at this week’s American International Toy Fair trade expo, range from electronic drumsticks and other musical instruments to chairs and electronic playmates that act as speakers. For even younger children, Baby Einstein Co. has a rocking chair that connects to an iPod so parents can sing along while the child rocks. And Emerson Radio Corp. has a SpongeBob SquarePants speaker system that plugs into an iPod, part of its line of electronics sold under the Nickelodeon brand. “The iPod is the No. 1 toy. My view is why fight them? Why not join them?” said Isaac Larian, chief executive of MGA Entertainment Inc., which has a chair under its popular Bratz brand that serves as an iPod speaker. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Apple has sold more than 42 million iPods, 30 million in 2005, making the gadget a huge marketing opportunity for companies in a range of industries. Merchandise including iPod clothing, leather cases, speakers, massage chairs were part of an estimated $850 million cottage industry last year, according to NPD Group Inc., a market research firm in Port Washington, N.Y. The toy industry is looking to the iPod to help reverse a decline in traditional toy sales that dates back to 2003. Sales of toys dropped 3.6 percent last year to $21.3 billion from $22.1 billion in 2004, despite the industry’s efforts to come out with more electronic toys, according to NPD figures. In fact, according to the report, sales of children’s electronics and other communication gadgets fell 8 percent last year, a sign that kids want the real thing, according to Anita Frazier, a toy analyst at NPD. Still, analysts say that merely linking a toy to the hugely popular digital music player doesn’t guarantee success. “It makes sense to pick up on the iPod trend. It follows the overall trend that kids want adult things,” said Stephanie Oppenheim, co-founder of toyportfolio.com, an independent guide to toys and other media. But she added,”You have to look at the underlying play value and the quality of the toy. I don’t think all of the accessories will be created equally.” Oppenheim questions the sound quality of some of the toys that serve as speakers for iPods, for example. She had praise for Hasbro’s new accessories for its I-Dog, such as miniature purses that hold the pet. She also praised I-Dog’s more interactive version, I-Cat, which allows the user to create meows, purrs and scratching sound effects to the iPod tunes by simply petting it. Some toy executives, acknowledging a plethora of toys linked to the iPod, said they made sure they carefully chose their offerings, which are generally in the $20 to $40 range. MGA’s Larian said his company pared its list of 20 different iPod-linked toys to six. In addition to the Bratz chair, MGA is coming out with palm-sized Petz – a rabbit, pig, frog, and cat – that can be hooked to an iPod and respond to the music by moving and lighting up. Blue Box, known for military toys and preschool products, is branching out with a line of sleek white electronic musical instruments that allow users to jam to iPod tunes. The collection includes a stage mike, drumsticks and guitar. Cliff Seto, president of Blue Box’s U.S. division, noted that the company made sure that the instruments worked with the iPod to further personalize the tunes, and weren’t just “gratuitous.” Spin Master Ltd. considered more than a dozen iPod-friendly toys but decided to market just two for 2006. The toys – iDrum and iMix – serve as protective plastic cases for the iPod and are also tools to enhance the tunes. The iDrum, which features a drum pad on the back of the case, allows a child to create beats and rhythms, while iMix lets the children create scratching DJ sounds over the music. “Toy companies can’t compete against computer electronic companies. We have to stay true to ourselves,” said Harold Chizick, vice president of global marketing for Spin Master. “We have to bring products that are relevant to the trend.” 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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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips On Saturday, Whittier Christian travels to play Campbell Hall at 3 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Five-time defending Del Rio League champion Santa Fe opens defense of its title on the road Friday against California. Other area teams which open their league seasons this week are, on Thursday, Montebello vs. Alhambra at Moor Field, and Mark Keppel at Schurr; and on Friday, La Serna at El Rancho and Whittier at Pioneer in the Del Rio League; La Habra, which plays host to Sunny Hills in the Freeway League; and Cantwell, which takes on visiting La Salle in the Camino Real League. All games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Friday. Other area teams in action Friday are La Mirada, which began Suburban League play last two weeks ago, travels to Bellflower for a 7 p.m. start, and St. Paul, which faces Loyola at Glendale High School, at 7:30 p.m. 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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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsGo The Extra Mile mall walking program presentation, 9-10 a.m. in the community room at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 253-8326. TODAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Volunteer training class, 1-4 p.m. at the William S. Hart Museum, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. First of four sessions. Call Sabina Miller at (661) 254-4584. 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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