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ROUND 1: Manny Pacquiao aggressive from get-go

first_imgManny Pacquiao, right, throws a left to Adrien Broner during the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. APMANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao is off to his first defense of the WBA World welterweight title as he takes on Adrien Broner Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.The Hall-of-fame bound Pacquiao (60-7-2) is the sport’s only eight-division World champion and is defending the strap he won from Lucas Matthysse in July of 2018.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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. Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Broner (33-3-1) is looking for his first win since scoring a split decision victory over Adrian Granados in February 2017.Pacquiao is aggressive early on in the fight, pinning Broner to the corner less than 30 seconds into the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Filipino then takes the fight to the ropes but Broner is able to get away only for Pacquio to once again throw another flurry.Broner is clearly on the defensive waiting for an opportunity to throw in a counter amid Pacquiao’s continuous flurries. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Joshua Pacio admits to shortcomings in close title loss to Yosuke Saruta In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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Fast-track rape cases

first_imgDear Editor,A recent media report which revealed that four men were acquitted of rape after the complainants could not be located, failed to mention the length of time between the alleged acts and the start of the trials. Past experiences indicate that this intervening period is usually years, and the fact that the complainants could not be located would seem to support this inference. In any case, if rape cases are fast-tracked, especially given that Sexual Offences Courts are now established in all three counties, the issue of complainants not being located would not arise. To foster this fast-tracking, The Caribbean Voice suggests that in areas where the Sexual Offences Court cannot serve, special days be set aside each month in selected courts, to only deal with rape and sexual abuse cases.The media report also stated that one person was set free after the complainant refused to testify against him. In the context of Guyana, it’s quite possible that complainants would refuse to testify either because they and their families would have been threatened and/or would have been bought off. The Caribbean Voice has referenced this issue before and is among stakeholders suggesting that cases should still go ahead since Police investigations should acquire evidence besides the testimony of the complainant. As well, we suggest that when a victim refuses to testify, Police should launch a separate investigation to determine if the complainant was coerced into doing so by fear, money or other factors.Consideration must also be given as to why a victim may refuse to testify as it could be because the victim does not want to be in the presence of the perpetrator or that the victim does not want to graphically and publicly relive that experience. In such cases, the courts should make necessary adjustments to accommodate victims, including having a psychologist present.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

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CDC educates children on disaster preparedness

first_imgThe Civil Defence Commission (CDC) held a disaster preparedness camp on Saturday for children ranging between the ages of five and eleven.Some of the children participating in a fire drillThe camp aimed at teaching children the basics in what to do in the event of a disaster. They were taught first-aid, fire safety, water sanitation and hygiene, and solid waste management.The one-day camp was held at Camp Ayanganna, the Guyana Defence Force Headquarters, Georgetown, under the theme “Planting the Seed for Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness”.The camp is the first of its kind and was sponsored by Digicel (Guyana) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).Head of CDC, Retired Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup said that the aim of the camp is to ensure that children are aware and equipped to handle disasters. The Retired Colonel pointed out that many times children lose their lives because they do not know what to do when a disaster such as a fire, occurs.“I hope we can manage them and ensure that the seeds are really planted on fertile soil so that they can go home, teach their parents, brothers and sisters and schoolmates,” Colonel Ramsarup stated.“We are hoping to do it every August. We don’t just want to do it in Georgetown, we also want to go out in other regions,” he added.UNICEF representative for disaster risk management Ian Jones said that it is important for children to be participating in such camps. Jones noted that UNICEF continues to play a major role in the lives of children.“We are very much involved in making sure that children are fully involved in disaster management,” Jones stated.During the camp, the children were formed into groups and given small prizes after completion of each task.The CDC continues to implement Disaster Risk Management Systems (RDRMS) across all 10 administrative regions of Guyana.last_img read more

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Ramnarine blasts “careless” licensed firearm holders

first_imgIn light of climbing rates of gun related crimes, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine has expressed concern over the general disregard displayed by licensed firearm holders and is urging persons to display more caution in securing their weapons.During a press briefing on Friday, Ramnarine outlined that the carelessness recorded by licensed firearm holders resulting in weapons being stolen is rapidly climbing.“You were approved a licensed firearm for your personal safety and protection but in some of these instances, you don’t have to be a professor or someone with a masters degree to understand that this is really a serious matter in terms of the care, in terms of the level of responsibility exercised, which has resulted in the theft of these firearms,” the acting Top Cop stated.Acting Police Commissioner David RamnarineRamnarine further disclosed that from July up until recently, there have been nine cases in which firearms have been stolen from licensed holders. These, he added, includes seven .32 pistols, one shotgun and one 9mm pistol.According to the acting Police Commissioner, a recent analysis done by the Police Force has revealed that .32 pistols are most commonly used in armed robberies; that is, in 80 per cent of the armed robberies .32 pistols were used.This, he noted, comes against the backdrop of this particular calibre of weaponry being popular among those stolen over the past three months.Furthermore, Commissioner Ramnarine remarked that this situation should not persists since if those stolen firearms fall into the hands of criminal elements, it puts the lives of the populace in danger.“The irresponsible behaviour of persons who are expected to display a very high degree or level of personal discipline, particularly that they have permission to own and use a firearm, contributes not only to challenges that Police Officers face but contributes to the general endangerment of the society… (because) the firearms that are stolen are now in the hands of criminal elements,” he remarked.On the other hand, the Police Commissioner went on to outline some of the cases in which firearm holders carelessly lost their weapons. Most of the cases involved the licensed holders’ homes being broken into by bandits and the weapons stolen.However, Ramnarine explained that in those instances, proper measures were not undertaken by the firearm holders to secure the weapons in the homes. He noted in one particularly case, the licensed firearm holder left his gun on a vanity in his room wrapped in a cloth and went out. During this time, his home was broken into and the firearm stolen.Another case, the acting Commissioner highlighted, was one where the licensed holder went out of the country and failed to lodge the weapon with the Station as is required. As such, during a home invasion, the weapon was stolen.Moreover, Ramnarine outlined that there have been some other cases in which gross carelessness was exhibited by the firearm holders. One such instance saw a licensed holder from Georgetown who travelled to Berbice, had a few drinks and on his way back to town, felt sleepy, and decided to park his pick-up on the Plaisance Public Road, East Coast Demerara, to take a nap.“He woke up around 04:00h Sunday morning, discovers his cellphones gone and his firearm gone too. He’s lucky he wasn’t gone too,” the Commissioner stated.Another case, Ramnarine highlighted involved an armed security guard who was imbibing with some friends at a popular gas station on the East Coast of Demerara and got into a fight during which he was struck to the head and fell to the ground. This resulted in his firearm falling from his waist and it was picked up by an individual who was recently released from prison.The Police Commissioner continued that one stolen firearm is one too many on the streets, much less nine firearms in just three months. As such, he is calling on licensed firearm holders to exercise more caution and properly secure their weapons. (Vahnu Manickchand)last_img read more

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GCCI calls for amendment of Prevention of Discrimination Act

first_imgAt an event held to commemorate the 33rd International AIDS Candlelight Memorial at the Catholic Life Centre, Brickdam, Georgetown on Sunday evening, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President Vishnu Doerga called on the Government to amend the 1997 Prevention of Discrimination Act.He urged that sexual orientation, gender identity and health status be included so that this would result in non-discrimination inGeorgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President Vishnu Doergaemployment.Doerga told the seventh national Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Candlelight Memorial Vigil, which was hosted by the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), “We must seek to empower people living with HIV to stand up for their right to live a life free of stigma and discrimination. In this regard, it is important for us to ensure that our organisations are free from stigma and discrimination through workplace programmes for our staff.”He noted the value of engaging people, communities, governments, donors and the Private Sector in eliminating the scourge and supporting those living with HIV. The objective of the vigil was to bring together affected communities, policymakers, health professionals, religious leaders and members of the public to show solidarity and support for persons infected and affected by HIV, and to encourage people to continue to act together to end stigma and discrimination.It was highlighted by Doerga that to engage, educate, and embolden people living with HIV as well as marginalised populations would serve as a vital enabler towards achieving Guyana’s human rights goals, and enhanced equity for our people.The GCCI President believes that the Private Sector has the capacity to play an essential role in this and limiting the spread of HIV.“We have a responsibility to educate the current and next generation about HIV prevention, treatment and care, and how it affects our lives. Employers have a moral responsibility to ensure that employees are educated and have access to relevant information and resources,” he said.The GCCI President cited the barriers to accessing services for key populations as stigma and discrimination, noting the urgent need to end this since it affected persons living with HIV including sexual and gender minorities, sex workers and young people.Doerga indicated that the Private Sector, a key stakeholder, must take control and contribute to workplace education programmes in order to continuously address HIV in Guyana.“As the HIV response moves to long-term sustainability in Guyana, Private Sector involvement is crucial. I pledge the support of GCCI to join hands with all of you here in national efforts to bring an end to AIDS in Guyana.”last_img read more

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Another burden for Guyanese – FITUG warns

first_imgWater rate hikeAhead of water rate increases, which are set for later this year, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) on Monday said that it was disturbed by the hikes as more Guyanese would have to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) on the ultimate commodity.The umbrella body’s concern follows the recent decision taken by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to grant approval to the Guyana Water Inc’s request that would see increased water rates in two parts– the first from October this year and the other in October 2019.Consumers who are currently paying $60.90 per cubic metre will soon pay $112 per cubic metre. However, with the second increase, the fixed monthly charge will be $500 and the monthly consumption charge $112 per cubic metre. These new charges for metered residential consumers will comprise a fixed monthly charge of $250 and a monthly consumption charge of $86 per cubic metre for consumers in the $60.90 per cubic metre category.Meanwhile, the new fixed monthly charge for unmetered residential consumers as of this year will be $250, along with a monthly consumption charge of $1100. From October 2019, these charges will be increased to $500 and $1450 respectively. While there will not be any fixed monthly charges for metered pensioners, a consumption charge of $74 will be applied for every cubic metre for the first 10 cubic metres. There will also be an increase to $112 for each cubic metre thereafter. For unmetered pensioners, they will incur no fixed charges while their monthly consumption charge will be a flat fee of $740 per month. Further, there will be no new charges for metered non-residential and unmetered non-residential consumers.Deeming the increases “saddening”, FITUG reasoned that the water rate hike would now require all consumers to pay VAT on water as they would now exceed the VAT threshold, which stands at $1500 per month. The current VAT rate in Guyana stands at 14 per cent. On Monday, the Union noted that this newest increase came on the heels of several other burdens that have been placed on the workers which could reduce their buying power. It added further that the working-class citizens were reaching the point where the straw would break the camel’s back.As a pre-condition to applying these new tariffs, the PUC mandated that GWI improve its system and implement a system which would allow pensioners to be added to its database which may require a period of time beyond the GWI-proposed 2018 timeline. Many stakeholders have berated the coalition Government for increasing taxes in various sectors, but the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Head Godfrey Statia views many of these measures as necessary to broaden the tax base.last_img read more

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Southampton youngster signs two-year contract extension

first_img1 Academy graduate Lloyd Isgrove has signed a two-year contract extension at Southampton.Having joined Saints aged nine, the midfielder has this season gone onto make four first-team appearances for the club.Isgrove, now 22, has seen such progress rewarded by a contract extension until 2017, having previously penned successive one-year deals at St Mary’s.“It’s a bit of security,” the Welsh midfielder told Southampton’s official YouTube channel. “I’m 22 now so obviously this takes me to 24.“It won’t stop me working hard and pushing in training. That’s a good age to be playing at a high level.“It shows that they believe in my abilities. They want me on a two-year instead of doing the one-years that I’ve previously done before, which is only positive for me.“It’s probably the biggest two years of my career so far. If I can get a run of games and stuff, I can really push on and really establish myself as a professional player.” Lloyd Isgrove in action for Southampton last_img read more

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first_imgParent & Toddlers:The group will be taking 2 weeks for Easter holidays. Back in action on Wednesday 10th April 2013.Jiving: The Jiving classes take place on a Tuesday evening from 8.30 until 10pm, beginners welcome €5 per person pay at the door.Keepfit:Dance yourself fit classes continue with Cleona on Wednesday evenings from 8.30 – 9.30pm. A great fun way of keeping fit! Come along and join in the fun €5 pay at the door.Easter Holidays: The Resource Centre office will close on Wednesday the 27th of March at 1pm and re-open on Wednesday the 3rd of April. Please check with individual group leaders for their own holidays over the Easter Period.Hall Hire:There are great facilities here at the Manorcunningham Resource Centre. We have a huge main hall with stage ideal for plays/concerts and birthday parties(including bouncy castle & full use of kitchen facilities. On the unfortunate event of a funeral we can cater for tea/soup & sandwiches, so the family can take comfort in having one less thing to worry about during their sad loss. There is also smaller meeting rooms upstairs and a computer suite. A lift is also installed and is available for people with difficulties using the stairs. We also have Fax and photocopying facilities. If anyone would like more information on any of the facilities or activities please call on 0749157927. DD LOCAL: MANORCUNNINGHAM COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 22nd, 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:DD LOCAL: MANORCUNNINGHAM COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more



first_imgCllr David AlcornFIANNA Fail county councillor David Alcorn has been cleared of any expenses irregularities by the Standards In Public Office Commission.Cllr Alcorn released a statement today confirming the investigation has now ended but he expressed his anger at the time it took to clear his name.“I am baffled as to why it took Donegal County Council 10 months to investigate this matter and then for the council to decide to refer the matter to SIPO on June 21st, while it just took SIPO a few short weeks to decide that the entire file was without basis,” he said. He said that the breaches referred to by Donegal County Council were “groundless” and that the anonymous complaints made against his did not warrant any investigation.“I am publically demanding an explanation from Donegal County Council as to their conduct on this matter and why I was subjected to this treatment at their hands over the past 10 months and indeed how they delayed for days to inform me of the decision already taken by SIPO,” he added. CLLR DAVID ALCORN CLEARED IN EXPENSES INVESTIGATION was last modified: August 8th, 2013 by John2Share 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:clearedDavid AlcorninvestigationSIPOClast_img read more



first_imgJason BlackAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Day 16. Simply click on the arrow to hear Jason Black’s special live audio blog for Donegal Daily about his adventure to conquer K2.K2 LIVE AUDIO BLOG: JASON BLACK GETS HIS FIRST VIEW OF ‘THE SAVAGE’! was last modified: July 8th, 2015 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:audio blogdonegalJason BlackK2last_img read more