Pacquiao: Matthysse scared of my punches

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Philippines erupts in joy after Pacquiao win Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? KUALA LUMPUR—Manny Pacquiao had Lucas Matthysse all figured out in the first three minutes of the fight.Pacquiao said he already sensed his punching power was too much for Matthysse as early as the opening round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I know he cannot handle my punches,” Pacquiao said during the post-fight conference Sunday after he delivered a seventh-round knockout for the WBA welterweight crown.“From the first round, I already felt that he was scared of my punches. I can see it in his eyes and actions.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 It appeared so.Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao (R) fights Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANPacquiao had Matthysse on his heels majority of the bout. A left uppercut knocked Matthysse down in the first round before a crisp jab by Pacquiao hurt him again, forcing him to take a knee before another left uppercut ended it for good.Pacquiao took solid shots from the Argentine fighter but was never in trouble throughout the fight.“From the beginning of the first round I knew in my mind already that I can control the fight, but our strategy is to be patient take time don’t rush and don’t be careless just like before,” he said.The 39-year-old Pacquiao showed no signs of rust despite coming off a one-year layoff since losing to Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.ADVERTISEMENT The eight-division champion earned his 60th win, 39 via knockouts, and 12th title.RELATED VIDEO View commentslast_img read more

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The President’s Challenge in the Next Thousand Days

first_imgSam Jackson, one of the nation’s leading economic and political thinkers, in his Op-ed piece in yesterday’s Daily Observer, has laid out the stark challenges facing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Liberia approaches its next transition period in 2017.  That is when Liberians are scheduled to go to the polls to elect a new President.In his brilliant piece, Mr. Jackson presented the President with two stark choices: first, “Governing as a lame duck and biding her time would be disastrous with unfathomable social consequences.”  Second, Mr. Jackson postulated (suggested): “The President must govern as though she is running for reelection.  Too much is riding on her leadership and we’ve lost too much time to Ebola and political inertia (inactivity, sluggishness).  She must turn around the negative narrative that her administration has failed.  The President needs one memorable legacy project or two that will silence her critics and make her relevant in the blunt choices for 2017.”Mr. Jackson then gave this warning:  “If the President fails to be fully engaged in development over the next two years and gets distracted by politics as usual, Liberia runs the risk of falling back into conflict.”Every Liberian should read Mr. Jackson’s analytical thesis on the way forward in Liberia.  It requires the gripping and decisive attention of not the President only, but all of us—those close to her; those far from her; those for her and those against her; and even those who characteristically sit on the fence. Each of us is called to reflect soberly on what Jackson is saying and do EVERYTHING in our power to get the President to listen actively and follow his dispassionate and erudite advice.  In doing so, she would not only save her legacy, but far more important, save her country. IT MUST NOT BE SAID THAT AFTER ELLEN, AFRICA’S FIRST ELECTED FEMALE PRESIDENT, LIBERIA SLID BACK INTO CONFLICT.That would be tragic.  It would amount to the squandering of the immense resources God has given us; and to blatant ingratitude in the face of the outpouring of help we have received from the international community.What then, must Ellen do to cause Liberians to say, “She played well her part and left Liberia better than she met it?” Her remaining time is not too short to make a big difference in one of the fundamental problems Mr. Jackson touched on: the abject poverty in which Liberians continue to live, while a tiny minority is prospering.  To deal decisively with this problem, the President must seriously tackle agriculture, the sector in which a majority of Liberians work and subsist.  She must empower our farmers with training, tools, extension services, money and access to markets.  She must find the people who can make this happen with the same passion and boldness with which she garnered support to stamp out Ebola.Secondly, Ellen must rear within herself that same level of passion and “not on my watch” sternness to crush corruption in her government.  This will permit the resources of the country to flow  freely into the areas they are most needed—education, health,  empowering Liberians in business and reaching out to the teeming masses on the streets—men, women and children—helping them to attain hope and a brighter future.Here, the President should engage her Education people, including MVTC and the Booker Washington Institute and find ways to teach these street people trades that will give them marketable skills.The President must undergo serious self examination and STRIVE to use power prudently, so that she will be remembered as a leader who was evenhanded, fair, forthright and just.  Her political base, Unity Party, is currently in disarray, and she must do everything to fix it.  Why disarray?  She is said to have personally intervened to support particular candidates against the popular will.  Also, in the mind of the public, she is perceived to be feuding with the party’s Chairman, Counselor Varney Sherman.  That could sound a death knell to party unity.  How, then, will she be remembered as a partisan who benefitted so richly from this party—two terms as President?If we can get the hydro, paved roads to Harper, Vahun and Cape Mount, mini hydros and running water throughout the country, these, too, would enrich her legacy. Nothing, however, would be able to replace the spiritual foundation of her leadership—Ellen’s soul (character) as a leader.  That, more than anything else, could smooth the transition, and determine how she will be remembered.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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U16 basketball program re-scheduled

first_imgThe U16 program will be taking place at the North Peace far gym from 5-7 p.m. and will include both the boys and girls groups.For more information on the new basketball development club, visit the club’s Facebook page, or email kim_emond@hotmail.com- Advertisement –last_img

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Shinyalu, Archbishop Njenga set up Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Western Girls final

first_imgArchbishop Njenga came a goal down after Venah Chepkwemoi had sent Chelebei ahead at the half hour mark to take a 1-0 lead at the break.However, Archbishop Njenga returned rejuvenated in the second half, inspired by Sharon Mato who grabbed a brace.Violet Wanyonyi levelled the scores in the 49th minute before Mato ensured they took the lead in the 56th minute with a fine finish.She sealed the win in the 61st minute to see her also complete her brace.-Shinyalu dominant-The last semi was a one sided affair as Shinyalu reigned supreme aided by Sylvia Munyasa who netted a double.Photo/GERALD ANDERSONThe last semi was a one sided affair as Shinyalu reigned supreme thanks to Sylvia Munyasa who netted a double.Lavenda Lihemo opened the scoring just six minutes after kick-off before Munyasa doubled the results in the 13th minute.Defender Dianah Musilivu scored the third goal at the half hour mark as Munyasa scored her second.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The first semi-final saw Archbishop Njenga beat Chelebei 3-1 while Shinyalu thrashed Kingandole 4-0 to see the two sides book a mouth watering finale for the only slot to represent Western in the national final. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONBUNGOMA, Kenya, Feb 3 – Shinyalu Youth will battle it out with Archbishop Njenga Queens in the Girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Western Region Final on Sunday at the Kanduyi Stadium in Bungoma County.The first semi-final saw Archbishop Njenga beat Chelebei 3-1 while Shinyalu thrashed Kingandole 4-0 to see the two sides book a mouth watering finale for the sole slot to represent Western Region in the national final scheduled for March.last_img read more

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Fort St John RCMP investigate suspicious deaths of livestock

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP has provided an update following the investigations of suspicious deaths involving livestock.Suspicious deaths involving a bull and a horse were reported to RCMP.The RCMP confirms that necropsies were conducted on both the bull and the horse in these files.- Advertisement -Police say veterinarian findings in the horse file concluded that the horse died of a perforated bowel.Upon closer inspection of the genital area, it was concluded that there were marks in close proximity to each other that are very consistent with that of small animal claws which were confirmed by a pathologist.The necropsy conducted on the bull was not able to determine a specific cause of death.Advertisement RCMP confirms there is still no discernible link between the two incidents and trust these investigations should bring relief to local livestock producers.In addition to these cases, this past weekend, a registered Hereford was found butchered in a local field.last_img read more

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Tottenham fans will love this – reason to be excited?

first_img DeAndre Yedlin shows his pace 1 Look at him go.DeAndre Yedlin running at full speed is a sight Tottenham fans will have no problems getting used to when he joins in time for the 2015/16 Premier League season.Check out the right-back’s tracking back and the speed at which he travels to make a crucial interception for Seattle Sounders in the US Open Cup final.His club beat Philadelphia Union 3-1 to win the trophy where former Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey scored.Would you put him in the Tottenham first team?last_img

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Next Chelsea signing? Spanish wonderkid being chased by the Blues

first_img Dani Ceballos celebrates his goal for Real Betis against Racing Santander He’s one of the most highly-rated teenagers in Spain, and Dani Ceballos is reportedly on the radar of a number of leading clubs, both in the UK and in his home country.So what is all the fuss about? talkSPORT puts the 18-year-old under the Transfer Spotlight…Name: Daniel ‘Dani’ Ceballos FernandezDate of birth: August 7, 1996Birthplace: Utrera, SpainPosition: WingerClub: Real BetisWhat’s the latest?Reports coming out of Spain suggest Chelsea are leading the race to sign the teenage sensation, but that interest has alerted Atletico Madrid, who are plotting a move to keep him in his native country. Real Betis, then, are in pretty much a win-win situation. They are happy to for him to sign a new contract to keep him, or to drive the price beyond the £6m figure currently being talked about.Did you know?1) He was born in Utrera, a province of Seville, and joined Sevilla’s youth set-up at the age of just eight. However, he was released in 2009, at the age of 13, because of a chronic lung condition.2) He played for his local club, CD Utrera, for two years before being picked up by Real Betis in 2011.3) Three years later, in April 2014, and without even playing a game for the club’s B side, he made his senior debut as a substitute in a 1-0 home defeat to Real Socidead.4) He scored his first senior goal later that year, in December against Racing Santander. He has still played only 12 senior games for Betis, with only that one goal to his name, but such is his promise he is already rated in the £6m bracket. His contract ends in June 2016, but he has recently changed agents, fuelling speculation he could be set for a move.5) His progress has already been recognised by the national side and he has won three Under-19 caps for Spain.He says…“I’ve been ‘betico’ (a Betis fan) since childhood, but had the misfortune of playing for Sevilla. Now what I’d like is to succeed with Betis.”They say…“We have offered [Dani] a contract for the next four years and are awaiting a response from his agents.” Betis Sporting director, AlexisVideo evidence… 1last_img read more

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Teens get air time

first_img“OK, put your feet on the rudder pedals and look straight to the end of the runway,” volunteer instructor Ron Williams, a lifelong recreational pilot, told Brandon Miller as the teen manned the thick black controls of the shiny, red-paneled simulator. “Uh-oh, I think I’m gonna crash,” Brandon said, his small plane, a Cessna 172 – tough to steer for a first-timer – veering speedily toward a grassy area alongside the runway. “Right rudder! Right rudder!” Williams urged, directing his student to correct the plane’s direction with a few taps to the foot controls. Brandon straightened out just in time and was soon soaring high above the South Bay (the machines are programmed to fly out of Hawthorne Municipal Airport). “And, lift off,” Williams said. “Good job.” On a separate simulator a few feet away, Max Gafford, 15, experimented a little while, awaiting a Williams tutorial of his own. “Oh, that’s so James Bond,” Max exclaimed as he did a tight turn and then rolled his plane over, before proceeding to fly low over several buildings and even between trees. “Tight!” Williams arrived midflight and looked on over Max’s shoulder. Eventually circling around and starting to descend for a landing, Max missed the runway and came down in the distance. “Well, you almost made it,” Williams said with a laugh, clapping a hand against Max’s shoulder. “At least you found the airport.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some local high schoolers got to fly themselves through the friendly skies one recent afternoon. The friendly faux skies, that is. About 20 students – all sophomores at El Segundo High – each took a turn on state-of-the-art flight simulators, courtesy of Los Angeles World Airports’ Flight Path Learning Center and its long-running Aviation Career Education, or ACE, program, which exposes kids to options in the industry. The center hosts the course four times yearly – twice for middle-school students and twice for high-school students. Last week it was members of an El Segundo AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, class. Over the course of one week, the teens toured such places as the LAX bomb squad’s headquarters and an in-flight catering company’s kitchen, getting a behind-the-scenes look at an array of aviation industry jobs. On Thursday afternoon, though, it was all about air time. last_img read more

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DONEGAL WOMAN LANDS DREAM BERTH ABOARD TITANIC DISCOVERER’S EXPLORATION VESSEL

first_imgA Donegal woman has landed a dream berth aboard Titanic discoverer Dr Robert Ballard’s exploration vessel Nautilus for the trip of a lifetime.The NautilusSusan Heaney will join the Nautilus team on the Montserrat leg of the vessel’s Caribbean Sea expedition from October 21st to 29th.Susan, from Fahan, is Titanic Belfast’s Ocean Exploration Centre manager and has been chosen as an Educator at Sea. She will be the first Irish woman to board the famous vessel for a role she describes as an “opportunity of a lifetime”.Susan will stand watch alongside scientists and engineers, as well as participate in live interactions with shore-based audiences via Exploration Now, a 24-hour interactive online portal, bringing expeditions from the field to both experts and future explorers ashore, via telepresence technology.Dr Robert Ballard with Titanic Belfast OEC Manager Susan HeaneySusan and the team will collect samples using their state-of-the-art ROV (remotely operated vehicle), investigate several unexplored underwater volcanoes and even use their equipment to explore two villages which were completely swept into the sea by a volcanic eruption in 1997.Learning of her selection following an intensive qualification process undertaken earlier this year, Susan said: “I am so excited to be joining Nautilus because, by broadcasting the expeditions live in Titanic Belfast’s OEC and online, it’s the perfect opportunity to fill our guests with the enthusiasm for ocean exploration which everyone involved in this project has.” Titanic Belfast CEO Tim Husbands said: “It is a great achievement for Susan, and for Titanic Belfast, that she has been chosen to be an Educator at Sea on the exploration vessel Nautilus. Her experience on the ship will give us a great insight into the important research work Dr. Robert Ballard continues to conduct in our oceans, as well as benefitting our overall education offering at Titanic Belfast.”Susan graduated in 2004 from Letterkenny Institute of Technology with a BSc (Hons) in analytical science followed by a post-graduate diploma in research practices, and she is currently working towards completing a PhD in marine biotechnology. DONEGAL WOMAN LANDS DREAM BERTH ABOARD TITANIC DISCOVERER’S EXPLORATION VESSEL was last modified: October 15th, 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:LYITNautilusSusan HeaneyTitanlast_img read more

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