ONE: Jeremy Miado looks to sustain winning ways in 2019

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk From struggling times to finals stint, UP seniors write perfect ending to UAAP career Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Jaguar’s second round knockout of Peng was the culmination of his hard work and sacrifice that stemmed from his earlier loss to Kritsada Kongsrichai in June of 2018.Miado briefly left his home in Marikina City to train at Boreo Tribal Squad in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia under AJ Lias Mansor in October.“I started to acknowledge my weaknesses and then worked on them. I went to different gyms to develop my skills and even traveled abroad to train,” said Miado. “It was worth it, especially that I had the chance to improve my strength and skills which was evident in my victory over Peng.”“Not being overconfident but I feel I’m a different athlete now.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jeremy Miado sets the tone for Filipinos in ONE: Conquest of Champions card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Jeremy Miado isn’t letting his highlight reel get into his head as he prepares to become a better fighter in ONE Championship’s strawweight division.Miado (8-3) is two weeks removed from his scintillating knockout victory over China’s Peng Xue Wen and he said it’s just the beginnings of his development as a more well-rounded fighter.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “I look forward to more challenges that await me next year,” said Miado. “Strawweight is one of the deepest divisions in ONE Championship and there are so many great guys all wanting to get to the top.”Fellow Filpino Joshua Pacio of Team Lakay is the reigning ONE World strawweight champion and under him are devastating names like Yoshitaka Naito, Alex Silva, and Hayato Suzuki.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMiado said he has no other option but to keep winning in the division to stay relevant in one of the most stacked divisions in the promotion.“I know that I still have a long way ahead of me, but I have to keep winning so I can stay in the mix,” said Miado. LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom 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 View commentslast_img read more

UG’s new security measures lengthy, flawed – students

first_imgSeveral students of the University of Guyana (UG) have voiced their opinions into the latest security measures implemented by the institution in light of the recent bomb threats.While there has been an increase in security officers to man the gates, the students believe that instead of outsiders, they are being monitored heavily.This is evident since they were told to produce the institution’s identification card in order to gain entry. In contrary, strangers who are visiting the institution are showing up and in most cases, are not required to provide any form of identification. Upon entry, they are provided with a visitor’s badge and can access almost any facility on campus.A student from the Health Sciences Faculty who requested anonymity, stated “I feel as though there is still a threat to us because persons are coming in and we don’t know who they are and they’re just granted access without an ID card. This is allowing anybody to come in and we don’t know what their intention is”.Meanwhile, another lobbied for the tertiary institution to adopt a better approach, especially during this period when threats are being sent to a number of organisations.“If they can provide like a better way of scanning who comes here, it’s going to be a relief for us. As of now, we’re still scared that something might happen and we’re not prepared,” the student related.Concerns were also raised about the lengthy time it takes before persons are issued with the visitor’s passes.During a recent visit to the campus, security officers were conducting checks and Police presence was visible. A meeting on Monday last with the Vice-Chancellor of UG, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, assured that increased security measures have been put in place at the educational facility.All persons and vehicles entering the campus will now require some form of identification, which began on Wednesday last. The new protocol will be conducted for a two-week span which will be trailed by an evaluation to produce required modifications.Additionally, all vehicles entering will be checked for the University’s sticker.He said the University will be restricting access through the south gate unless an identification badge or sticker is provided. Additionally, random vehicles will be searched.In relation to the threats made against the institution, Sheliza Dianne Jafarally was charged and remanded to prison until February 18.The threats emerged two weeks ago on two consecutive days, causing much chaos on campus as hundreds of students ran towards the fields. Law enforcement ranks later assessed the situation and no explosives were found. These threats came after other schools were similarity terrorised.Deputy Commissioner, Linden Alves clarified that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is not working in isolation on this case and is, in fact, seeking the aid of regional and international expertise.last_img read more

Cutlass-wielding man killed by Police

first_imgMere hours after a security officer was shot thrice by police ranks during a cutlass attack, he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention at the New Amsterdam Hospital. Dead is 47-year-old Mark Johnson of Lot 13 Nurney Village, Corentyne, Berbice.Based on information received, on the day in question police were patrolling the area when they were stopped by a relative of the now dead man who alleged that he attacked her with a cutlass. Earlier, she claimed that he threw several glass bottles at her home.However, the ranks went to the home of the now dead man and called out to him. He showed himself to the police while reportedly brandishing a cutlass. He was given several warnings to dispose of the cutlass but instead, he reportedly made advances to the police.Again, he was ordered to put down the cutlass but he refused. One the ranks reportedly discharged a round to scare off Johnson but he continued in a menacing way towards the ranks.It was at this time, Guyana Times understands that another police discharged five rounds in Johnson’s direction.As a result, he was struck three times – once to his right ankle, one time to his right upper thigh and once below the right knee. All the bullets entered and exited.He was picked up and taken to the Port Mourant Hospital but was transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was admitted a patient. He, however, succumbed while receiving medical attention.The three ranks have reportedly been placed under close arrest as investigations continue into the fatal shooting.last_img read more

Redlands can’t win on Smith’s big night

first_imgPatrick Coffey drained four of his seven 3-pointers in the last 2:30 of the contest with the last one bringing Redlands within seven at 113-106 but the Bulldogs didn’t have enough possessions left. “Our guys fought so hard. They never gave up,” Smith said. “I’m as proud of them as if we had won. It’s just disappointing because it was right there for the taking.” As usual the difference was 3-point shooting. Redlands was not on, hitting just 18 of 67 in the game, never recovering from a poor first half in which it made only 3 of 28 (10.7 percent) from long distance. The Bulldogs didn’t hit a long-distance shot until Mazarei, the best in school history at that feat, knocked one down eight minutes into the half. Mazarei ended up with 28 points and five steals while Coffey totaled 24. Travis Miller snagged 10 rebounds while Matt Loretz managed seven rebounds and five blocks. Occidental, got 22 Connor Whitman and 19 each from Nick Mills, Sam Betty and Huston Conte with Mills also grabbing 12 rebounds. Redlands will play host to Whittier on Monday in its final home game, then finishes Thursday at Caltech. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They don’t usually name something for you until you’re dead,” he said shaking his head and trying to keep his composure. It was a festive evening and an important one. The Bulldogs started the night just one game out first place, behind both Occidental and Cal Lutheran. Their shot at making the playoffs is now remote. The Bulldogs (15-7, 8-4), who upset Occidental earlier this season, waited until too late to make a run. The Tigers (17-5, 10-2) surged out to a 14-3 lead and were never seriously threatened. The Tigers led by as many as 27 in the first half, that deficit coming at 50-23. Redlands was able to cut it to 14 on a reverse layup by Amir Mazarei with 3:05 left that made it 56-42. But the Bulldogs managed just one bucket the rest of the half and trailed at the intermission 63-44. The Tigers led by as many as 24 in the second half at 73-49. Redlands didn’t cut the lead to single digits for the first time until a 3-pointer by Mazarei with 6:06 to go made it 92-83. REDLANDS – Leave it to a conference rival to spoil the party. The University of Redlands honored veteran coach Gary Smith before Saturday’s game against 19th-ranked Occidental. There were 50 former players, a red carpet, a spotlight and the renaming of the court in his honor. center_img But the Tigers put a damper on the festivities, winning 116-106 in front of a standing room crowd of 1,200. Smith, closing out his 36-year career as head coach, stood with his assistants in a hallway behind Currier Gymnasium, the gravity of the moment sinking in. last_img read more

Look away, Liverpool! Ex-Red scores a sensational scissor kick

first_img Luis Suarez scored a wonderful scissor kick against Levante 1 Say what you want about Luis Suarez, but there can be no arguing that he is a fantastic footballer.The Uruguayan broke Liverpool hearts in the summer by pursuing a move to Barcelona and while he has endured a slow start to life in Catalonia, he’s certainly finding his rhythm now, as this goal attests to.Undoubtedly his finest strike for Barca to date, Suarez helped himself to a goal with this wonderful scissor kick, as the La Liga giants brushed aside Levante, in a game that also saw Lionel Messi equal another record with his 26th La Liga hat-trick.last_img

GOLF CLUB GREENSKEEPER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT IN ROW OVER FROSTY COURSE!

first_imgBallybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club member Enda McMenamin leaving Letterkenny Court. (North West Newspix)A head green-keeper at a golf club has been accused of assaulting another member of the club after being told he could not cut the grass because it was too frosty.Leo McGlinchey, 52, is accused of assaulting Enda McMenamin, a voluntary green convener at Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club. CCTV footage of the assault showed Mr McGlinchey chasing Mr McMenamin around the car park of the golf club before striking him with at least two punches.The incident happened on February 27th, 2013.Mr McMenamin told Letterkenny District Court he had asked for the greens not to be cut as it was too frosty on the morning in question and suggested Mr McGlinchey and another man trim trees instead.When he returned 15 minutes later, he found Mr McGlinchey was on a lawnmower.Mr McMenamin told Mr McGlinchey that he was in charge of the course but the accused replied that as head greenskeeper he was in charge.Mr McMenamin said he was a former psychiatric nurse and knew from the colour of Mr McGlinchey’s face and his demeanour that he was getting very angry.He claimed that Mr McGlinchey eventually chased after Mr McMenamin.“I saw by the look on his face that he was going to attack me and I ran towards clubhouse. He pursued me and I shouted “I’m going, I’m going” but he kept following me. At the fifth green I ran through a bunker and I hurt my right thigh. I struggled on to the car park  about 30 metres on and my right leg was hurting me.“I said to myself “he’ll stop now” but he continued to chase me around the car. I bent over to wait for a blow. He reached for me above shoulder and gave me a bit of a shaking and pushed me out towards the Main Road and told me to clear and not to come back,” said Mr McMenamin.In his statement Mr McGlinchey said he had been employed as a greenskeeper at the club for 22 years and had had no problems until Mr McMenamin came along.On the morning in question he said Mr McMenamin came along and shouted at him five times about his work but that he had ignored him.“He has been on my case the whole time, spitting at me, eyeballing me and constantly on my case,” said Mr McGlinchey.Mr McGlinchey, of Breathy, Castlefin, claimed that there had been no frost that morning so there had been no reason not to be working on the greens.“I saw Enda coming and was pure white with rage and his eyes were straight out of his head. I could hear him roaring at me even above the machinery. It was personal abuse. I just did not take him on,” he said.Mr McGlinchey said that he eventually got out of his machine as Mr McMenamin tried to reach into it.As he got out, he claimed Mr McMenamin ran off and he ran after him.He claimed he did not attack him but that Mr McMenamin bent down in the car park and that he had tried to lift him up.“When he stood up I told him to settle down and go home. I had simply wanted to know why he was over to me six times.“He bent down and put his hands on his head. I think he only did that when he saw two women in the car park. He’s shrewd like that,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly was then shown CCTV footage of the incident.Solicitor for Mr McGlinchey, Patsy Gallagher said his client was off on sick leave from his position at the club as he had been the victim of bullying and harassment.However, Judge Kelly said he was not dealing with such a charge and the charge was one of assault against his client.He added “It seems to be extremely clear. What I have seen on the video evidence is your client chasing this man around cars and into a hedge and grabbing him by the dollar and delivering at least two punches,” he said.He added that the CCTV footage was ‘crystal clear.’Judge Kelly then said he would give Mr Gallagher a chance to consult with his client on the matter and allow him to view the CCTV footage again.Mr Gallagher returned and said his client was a man he was never before the court in his life, had never been in trouble before this incident and had not been in trouble since.He said his client was supported in court by several members of the golf clubHe said he would like the opportunity to take an adult caution and Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan said this had previously been offered to Mr McGlinchey but he had turned it down.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until February 22nd for mention telling Mr Gallagher and Inspector Sheridan to discuss the matter.He added that if it was not dealt with or an agreement reached, he would deal with the charge by way of a plea.GOLF CLUB GREENSKEEPER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT IN ROW OVER FROSTY COURSE! was last modified: January 26th, 2016 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:Ballybofey and Straorlar Golf ClubcoursedonegalEnda McMenaminfrostygreensLeo McGlincheylast_img read more

PHENOMENAL RESPONSE TO HEALTHWISE ONLINE PHOTO SERVICE

first_imgHealthwise are reporting a massive response to the recent launch of their Online Photo Printing and gift service. Director Liam Grimley says the new online service was launched with a view to making it easier for customers to order prints and gifts from home, and have been blown away by the response.“From our point of view the most pleasing aspect of the feedback received is how easy the service is to use, even for anyone not very comfortable with new technology. “We are delighted with the many compliments on the quality of the photos and our prices which we worked hard to keep competitive.”He added that perhaps the most surprising result has been the huge uptake in photo gifts with personalised mugs , iphone covers and T-shirts proving especially popular for Fathers Day Gifts.The new Healthwise Venture offers photo printing , personalised photographic gifts and a range of Banners , Posters and Canvas printing from the comfort of home.It can be ordered online on www.healthwisepharmacies.ie or by linking from their facebook page. The real advantage to customers is that any work ordered online can be collected from any Healthwise Pharmacy allowing them avoid any delivery charges ( Home delivery is still available if preferred ). In appreciation of all of the new custom , Healthwise are continuing their offer of 24 free prints or a free enlargement for each new customer for at least another week – no gimmicks or catch.( see website for details )As an added bonus all customers placing any order online (including intital free order) will be entered into a free draw for a Canon Digital SLR 550D pack worth €1,000 . PHENOMENAL RESPONSE TO HEALTHWISE ONLINE PHOTO SERVICE was last modified: June 21st, 2014 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:buncranaHealthwiseonline photo servicelast_img read more

Three storms may hit A.V.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Sunday is expected to have mostly cloudy skies, with the chance of rain climbing back to 60 percent Sunday night and Monday. Partly cloudy skies are expected Tuesday and Wednesday, but no rain. The third storm could bring high winds and heavy rain, forecasters said. The storms are expected to be too warm to bring any snow to the Antelope Valley, but snow from the third storm could fall in the San Gabriel Mountains. Forecasters said they will have a better idea of the snow level as the third storm gets closer. Antelope Valley residents can expect a wet end to 2005. Rain started falling Wednesday – though not enough to measure – and is expected to continue on and off through Monday, with the best chance of rain Saturday, Sunday night and Monday. National Weather Service forecasters said three storms lined up over the Pacific: the first arrived Wednesday in California, a wetter one is due Friday night and the third and strongest is due to arrive Sunday night through Monday night. In the Antelope Valley, forecasters predicted mostly sunny skies today but a chance of rain increasing to 40 percent Friday night, then to 70 percent Saturday. 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

Active citizenship and its role in changing the South African brand reality

first_img“When we feel this common sense of destiny, we begin to take ownership of the present,” writes Miller Matola.Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South AfricaWe often hear the term “active citizenship” used in relation to our contribution to the growth and development of South Africa. Do we, however, fully understand what it means? If we do not fully understand what things mean, or if we cannot internalise words so that they mean something to us, they will always remain words without any impact and therefore without the required behavioural change.So what does active citizenship mean? Mirjam van Donk of the Good Governance Learning Network sees active citizenship as “a multi-dimensional image that includes vertical relationships (citizens engaging with the state) and horizontal relationships (citizens engaging with and among themselves)”. She equally concedes that “active citizenship is a contested notion, imbued with different meanings and connotations”. This is not unique and can be said of many concepts in today’s lexicon.The National Development Plan has recently popularised the concept of active citizenship, and gives us some idea of what “active citizenship” refers to. The NDP describes active citizenship as relating to rights, equalising opportunities and enhancing human capabilities. It also finds a strong correlation between active citizenship, government accountability and responsiveness. This is a two-way process, and holding government to account is viewed as a civic duty. This is extended to citizen participation in shaping policies and their implementation at a national and local level.In this two-way process of shaping South Africa’s policy and governance landscape, is also the responsibility – and opportunity – for South Africans to engage with each other. This is the horizontal aspect of active citizenship. This also drives nation building and cohesion in a way that redefines the South African identity. We cannot, even 20 years after achieving democracy, ignore the effect of our history on how we see each other as citizens of a common land, bound by a common flag and anthem, with various starting points but with a common destiny. It is time that we, as South Africans, engage actively in shaping the country we would like to live in, the country we would like our children to inherit.A common sense of identityIn writing this and reflecting upon active citizenship, I was inspired by the words of the South American poet Pablo Neruda who wrote: “To feel affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses – that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being and unites all living things.” I believe that herein lies the essence of active citizenship and herein lies our answer as to why it matters.When we feel this common sense of destiny, we begin to take ownership of the present. So while we need to hold public representatives to account, we also need to take active control of building a country that can nurture the needs, dreams and aspirations of each citizen of South Africa. It can begin with the people with whom we interact most often and it will inevitably grow into a nationwide movement if we each play our part in building our country – for the better and for the future. By playing our part as active citizens, we can each grow South Africa into a competitive nation whose growth and development is sustainable and enduring.Miller Matola is the CEO of Brand South Africa. Follow him on Twitter @MillerMatola. Join the conversation at @Brand_SA and @PlayYourPartSA and with the hashtag #CompetitiveSA.last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: What Hustlers Don’t Do

first_imgHustlers don’t let anyone tell them what they can–or cannot–do. They don’t accept other’s perceived limitations as their own.Hustlers don’t wait for permission to lead. When something needs to be done, they step up and make things happen. They lead when leadership is required.Hustlers don’t punch a time clock. They don’t count hours. They count outcomes. Hustlers are engaged in their mission.Hustlers don’t wait until they have the requisite experience or some kind of formal permission. They don’t wait until they have a degree or a certificate. They just start.Hustlers don’t fear mistakes. They know that they’re going to get things wrong. Hustlers believe that failures and mistakes are just the education they need on their way to success.Hustlers don’t set their targets low or take baby steps. They compete. They know most people believe they should only be competing to be better than they were yesterday, but hustlers want to stand toe-to-toe with the best in the world. They measure themselves against greatness, even when that greatness is way out in front.Hustlers don’t give up, give in, or go home. They persist long beyond the point that non-hustlers have packed it in. Their stubborn, pig-headed determination is one of the primary reasons they succeed.Hustlers don’t scrimp when it comes on investing in themselves. They know that they are the single most important asset they will ever own, and they work to improve themselves–even when they have little money to invest. They believe that the reason they don’t have more money is because they haven’t yet invested enough in themselves.Hustlers don’t hang with complacent, conformist crowd. They don’t spend time with people who aren’t moving and shaking. They don’t spend time commiserating.Hustlers don’t make excuses. Hustlers don’t blame anything or anyone else for anything. They know that they own their failures every bit as much as they own their successes.Hustlers don’t criticize other hustlers. They admire them. They acknowledge people who are the best at what they do, and they learn from them.Hustlers don’t take no for an answer. Hustlers don’t even hear the word no. They try over and over again. They try a new approach. Once a hustler sets her mind to something, regardless of the time, effort, or approach required, they achieve their goal.last_img read more