Vic Saludar retains WBO belt after dominating win over Japanese foe

first_imgJapan’s Masataka Taniguchi and Vic Saludar of Philippines (R) fight during their WBO minimum weight boxing title bout in Tokyo on February 26, 2019. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUTMANILA, Philippines—Vic Saludar retained his WBO World minimumweight title after dominating Japan’s Masataka Taniguchi to get the unanimous decision win Tuesday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.The Filipino champion earned all three of judges’ nods 118-110, 117-111, 117-111 in his first defense of the title that he won in July of 2018 also in Japan against Ryuya Yamanaka.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 “I’m very happy, everything went to plan,” said Saludar via BoxingScene.com. “I knew I had to aim for the body. I never felt in danger.”Saludar, who is one of the five Filipino World champions that include Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, Jerwin Ancajas, and Donnie Nietes, improved to a 19-3 record with 10 knockouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 28-year-old orthodox fighter is also on a five-fight winning streak after his victory against Taniguchi.Taniguchi, who’s three years Saludar’s junior, dropped to 11-3. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief ONE Championship visits Los Angeles, considers global future Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Read Next View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

UL Graduate School Kick against EVD Spread in GCMC

first_imgThe leadership of the University of Liberia (UL) graduate school comprising,  the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and those from the Masters of Public Administration (MPA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, over the weekend led a team of ‘fighters’ whose concerted efforts are aimed at kicking the Ebola virus disease (EVD) completely out of Grand Cape Mount County (GCMC) and the rest of Liberia.Communities the UL graduate school leadership toured are in Kenema, Tewor District in Grand Cape Mount County, Western Liberia where they also distributed anti-Ebola materials, such as hand-sensitizers, buckets for regular hand washing and nutritional food for those previously afflicted by the disease and other members of the district.The leadership, which was headed by its president Varney Fahnbulleh, and assisted by the vice president, Alomeza Ennos, and the secretary-general, G. Sylvester Nunner, also created awareness in those communities aimed at avoiding the further spread of the deadly virus.Items distributed worth over US$5000, the president confirmed when he spoke exclusively to the Daily Observer shortly after they returned from the Cape Mount tour.Apart from materials distributed and awareness, the UL graduate leadership also educated the inhabitants about safe-burial methods in the wake of the outbreak and informed the communities of how to do proper contact tracing of suspected persons carrying the Ebola virus.According to Mr. Fahnbulleh, the exercise is aimed at putting an end to any new outbreak in any part of the country, “because, we intend to carry out similar awareness and distribution in Buchanan, Grand Bassa and River Cess Counties in the coming weeks.”Meanwhile, the Kennema Town Chief, Sensee Freeman, alolng with a team of elders, commended the UL graduate school leadership for the thinking about their district in this critical time of country’s health situation.He then promised to take advantage of the awareness messages and as well distribute items they received to the most ‘vulnerable’ family members in the district.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man paid to drill water wells charged for fraud

first_imgForty-one-year-old Shizam Mohan of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara was on Friday arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman on three fraud charges.The accused, a father of two, denied that on May 30, 2018, while on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, he, being solely entrusted by Pashon Bharat with the sum of $310,000 for the purpose of drilling a water well at Long Creek, fraudulently converted the money to his own use and benefit.He also denied the allegation that between May 20 and 24, 2018, at Orange Walk, Georgetown, while being solely entrusted by Omwati Bharat with the sum of $110,000 for the purpose of drilling a well at Long Creek, he fraudulently converted the money to his own use and benefit.And then he denied the allegation that on the same day, he was also given $10,000 by John Bharat for the purpose of drilling a well at Long Creek, but fraudulently converted the money to his own use and benefit.He was placed on $300,000 bail, and the case was adjourned to September 7.last_img read more

Employee charged for allegedly stealing from boss

first_imgA woman, who allegedly stole from her employer, was charged and granted bail on Wednesday when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-eight-year-old Ivana Cummings appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly and denied the charge which stated that between the May and July 2019, she stole $287,000 from Hope Nester.Ivana CummingsMagistrate Daly released the woman on $50,000 bail. As a condition for bail, she was instructed to report at the Brickdam Police Station every Monday until the completion of the matter.The matter was adjourned for September 25.last_img read more

Wi, not Wie, leads at Honda Classic

first_imgPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Charlie Wi was playing in the John Deere Classic two years ago when fans thought they recognized him. “My caddie overheard one of the spectators saying, `Oh, that’s Michelle Wie’s dad. He got a sponsor invite, too,’ ” said Wi, who – like Wie – missed the cut at that tournament. “I thought that was hilarious.” If Wi continues to play the way he did Thursday, more people will know who he really is. Bolstered by a birdie-birdie finish, Wi shot a 5-under 65 in windy conditions at PGA National, giving him a one-shot lead over Bernhard Langer after one round of the Honda Classic. He missed only two fairways, connected on 17 of 20 putts inside 25 feet, and made a 40-footer for birdie at the par-4 13th. “Today was definitely my day hitting the ball,” said Wi, who has made only 14 cuts in 30 previous PGA Tour starts, but finished tied for ninth earlier this year at the Buick Invitational. John Daly withdrew after suffering what was announced as a rib injury on the 12th tee, his third hole of the day. He tried to stop his swing when he heard a fan’s camera clicking, tried to hit another tee ball, said he couldn’t handle the pain and went off to seek treatment in the tour’s medical trailer. He declined comment. PHUKET, Thailand – Brad Kennedy of Australia shot a 7-under 65 and held a one-shot lead over Mike Weir and three others after Thursday’s first round of the Johnnie Walker Classic. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Video: Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery scores incredible bicycle kick

first_img1 Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery celebrates scoring against Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich only managed a 1-0 victory over basement battlers Eintracht Frankfurt – but what a goal it was from Franck Ribery.In only his 11th appearance of the season due to injury, the Frenchman stunned the Allianz Arena after just 20 minutes by producing one of the strikes of the season.Liverpool target Mario Gotze had seen a shot saved by goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky but, unfortunately for the Finnish star, the ball found Ribery on the edge of the area and he jumped into the air before slamming a bicycle kick over his opponent and into the net.You can see Franck Ribery’s incredible goal for Bayern Munich against Eintracht Frankfurt below…last_img read more

Condors’ late goal ties up Lancers

first_imgThe Condors (10-1-2) got a late second-half goal from Luis Segovia to force a tie in a game that was played primarily on the Lancers’ side of the field. La Serna scored on a corner kick just before halftime when C. J. Villalobos headed in a kick from Jose Hernandez. WHITTIER – In rivalry games, records usualy get thrown out the window, and Tuesday’s boys soccer game between Del Rio League foes La Serna and California high schools was no different. The visiting Lancers, despite bringing a 3-9-2 record into the game, were less than seven minutes from a win before settling for a 1-1 tie. “He’s definitely a motivator. He is extremely positive with his teammates,” Savala said. “The second half, I think the ball was on our side of the field 80 to 85 percent of the half. Steven was the difference in the game.” Mario Escorcia played well in goal for California. Escorcia had six saves, the biggest coming in overtime when he stopped a shot from point-blank range to preserve the tie. Segovia’s goal helped California remain unbeaten in league play at 2-0-2. “Any time you can get a draw from a team of that caliber, you have to feel good,” Savala said. “It was bittersweet though.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardThe Condors still had an aura of confidence about them that they weren’t going to lose, despite trailing very late in the second half. “I think once we scored, they (California) realized we could beat them,” fifth-year La Serna coach Jerrod Savala said. The star of the game was Condors’ goalie Steven Goetzinger, who had 15 saves and was continuously denying the Lancers shots on goal. “Without him, (Goetzinger) we wouldn’t have been in the game,” Savala said. Not only was Goetzinger tough in goal, he was also La Serna’s source of inspiration. last_img read more

Bears’ Khalil Mack takes aim at the Raiders

first_imgKhalil Mack isn’t going to spend a lot of time this week putting up bulletin board material. That’s never been his style, not in the four years he played for the Raiders or in his second season with the Chicago Bears.But Mack did divulge to Deion Sanders during an NFL Network interview that he’s eager to face the team that traded him to the Bears before the 2018 season for a pair of first-round draft picks (with the Bears getting a second from the Raiders).“That’s the one I’m looking …last_img read more

Hiland FFA reflects on officer retreat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest During the summer, the Hiland FFA officer team went to Camp Muskingum and rented a cabin for one night. Throughout the retreat the officers were divided up and had a choice of either cooking lunch, supper, or breakfast. The officers needed to clean up after the meal was finished. Another activity was stacking cups on top of one another while only using rubber bands and no hands were allowed to be used or they would be disqualified. There were four groups of two and each person had hold of one end of the rubber band. The rubber bands were tied together so that it would hold a plastic cup for the the students to continue their tower. At the end of the game the group with the tallest tower won. The officers wrote activities that they do in their free time on balloons (one activity per balloon) to see how the officers can involve their officer duties in their busy schedule. In addition, the students worked on the calendar for the upcoming school year to plan out the year. They wrote what all the chapter does and put them into five sections: CDEs(Career Development Events), Chapter Activities, Community Service, Chapter Weakness and Chapter Strengths. Later, the officers went on an activity that requires teamwork to get through the course. The course is high ropes which is an outside activity, and consists of high events off the ground. For instance rock climbing, and zip gliding are just a few activities. Each event had a harness attached to the person so they don’t get hurt. The next morning the officer team went back to Hiland and worked on officer books, and fair booth. The purpose of the officer retreat was to bond, plan for the upcoming school year, and have fun.last_img read more

Gowalla is the Anti-FarmVille

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#Location#NYT#web center_img Millions of people click, click, click their way mindlessly through repetitive casual games like FarmVille every day. Such games spread like a virus, infecting Facebook news feeds and eating up big chunks of the precious little time on earth that players were blessed with before they face their inevitable, if temporarily forgotten, mortality.Josh Williams used to develop software like that. A graphic designer by training, his website for sharing iconography grew popular enough that he turned it into a game called PackRat. Half a million people spent far too much time on the site, but bigger companies grew faster and quickly swallowed up the “zombification” category of casual games. (My categorization, not his.) Now Williams is building something different, perhaps the opposite of FarmVille.Williams is the CEO of Gowalla, one of the newest and smallest of several entrants into a market referred to as “location-based social networking.” Gowalla encourages people to go outside. It’s a mobile game where players are rewarded for visiting new locations in the real world and for adding new spots to the Gowalla database. Users can find out who goes to particular places around town, where else those people like to go and what people think of those different spots. Gowalla vs. Foursquare vs. FacebookAs of the end of last year, Gowalla users had checked-in at 150,000 locations in more than 100 countries around the world. Your millage may vary. The coffee shop I’m in right now has been checked into by 30 people, only two of us in the last week. Competitor Foursquare shows four users checked in and present right now. At least in this spot, Foursquare has seen 20 times as many check ins as Gowalla. True to the backgrounds of the company’s founders, Gowalla is very focused on design. Its badges, like stamps on a passport displaying where a user has checked in, are beautiful. Its user experience is simple but clear and enjoyable. Foursquare may be much bigger and have more commercial partnerships but Gowalla is much prettier and does certain things better, like importing friends from other social networks.What about Facebook? Williams says he’s as sure as anyone that Facebook is working on location as a feature. Ted Morgan, CEO and founder of location data provider Skyhook Wireless, says his company has been talking to Facebook and Twitter about location for years. Twitter recently hired developer Ryan Sarver to run its developer platform after Sarver spent four years at Skyhook. Williams says that when Facebook launches location, he hopes that many people will want to use Gowalla as the interface to post to Facebook. They needn’t wait, Facebook Connect integration is live today, but full-on entry into the location market by Facebook is going to be a very big deal.The Rise of Location-Based ServicesGowalla has raised more than $10 million from a variety of investors large and small, several of whom also invested in Foursquare. Morgan says these kinds of services are blowing up location in a bigger way than ever before. “Around the dot com era they thought location based services were going to take off,” he told us today. “That was premature but the telecoms have been talking about user privacy and preparing for a time of location services for ten years.” Morgan’s company pocketed a part of Gowalla’s war chest today when the social network announced that it was deploying Skyhook Wireless’s location software in the Android version of Gowalla. Skyhook has driven around the country and cataloged the location of more than 80 million WiFi hotspots. It then tells its customers where they are with precision, based on the MAC addresses of nearby WiFi signals. Gowalla queries Skyhook for a device’s location, to supplement the GPS data, Skyhook sends that data back and then Gowalla interprets it to suggest businesses and other venues that a user is probably at. Skyhook is now baked into the iPhone OS, but Morgan is still selling the service to other platforms and application developers.He says that for the first five years of his now 7-year-old company it was a hard sell. “I was waving my hands a lot,” he says, “trying to convince people that good location is important.” Now the company is serving up location data hundreds of millions of times each day, thanks entirely to the proliferation of mobile apps in general, and the iPhone in particular.Hundreds of millions of location checks per day, millions of check ins on applications like Gowalla – and what’s the point? Williams the Gowalla CEO says that the company hasn’t done a good enough job explaining the desirability of the service’s badges. Some users get it and some don’t, he says. “We’ll be doing new things this year that make it more clear, but it’s all about encouraging people to get out and experience new things.” He tells stories about a user alerted that they were near Michael Jackson’s birthplace and driving several miles out of their way to visit it. About a couple who have quit their jobs and now aim to check in in every state in the U.S. and every province in Canada. Gowalla users can get social credit for doing things like going out into the woods. “And then they’re out in the woods,” Williams says, “and we think that’s great.” Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more