Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Some called for a rematch.Michael Esteban, 34, a cook, could not believe that Pacquiao lost the match in a unanimous decision by the three judges.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“As an avid fan of Manny, I could not really believe that he lost to Horn,” Esteban said. “I really thought that he would win the fight.”Esteban, who watched the bout via a live telecast at the canteen where he works, said he had expected Pacquiao to win because the Filipino boxing champion had more experienced and was better “several times over” Horn. TACLOBAN CITY — Stunned, shocked, frustrated.This was how Visayan fans reacted to the upset loss of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao to Australian boxer Jeff Horn.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Rushton’s 10-point plan bears fruit Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Other spectators at the same venue were so shocked that they stood still for a moment after the match.“This is a nightmare for us Pacquiao fans,” Lemuel Mortes said.Despite of the stunning loss, they said they would remain Pacquiao fans.Mortes said, however, that would be up to the boxer and senator if he would finally hang up his gloves after his defeat.In Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Lito Alagadmo, 40, said he was frustrated that at the end of 12 rounds, Horn was declared the new WBO welterweight world champion.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks “Walay lami kay pildi si Pacman,” he said.(“I’m disheartened because Pacquiao lost.”)Alagadmo was all for a rematch.“Mas nice kung magrematch sila para maila kung kinday hawud sa ring,” he said.(“It would be nice if they would have a rematch so we would know who is really better in the ring.”)Rhudy Mendoza, 38, said, however, said he wouldn’t want to see a rematch.“Absolutely, I prefer Pacman-Mayweather,” he said. “That fight will be exciting than this.”Rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Boholano fans watching the bout.At least 100 residents in this city flocked to the corner of Maria Clara Street and CPG Avenue to watch the fight for free.Electronics shops like Geresonic and Diccion provided small TV screens for a live airing of the fight. MOST READ LSU title parade draws massive crowds Pacquaio supporters loudly cheered when the Filipino boxer appeared to have the upperhand, especially in the ninth and later rounds.But there was a silence when the winner was announced.In , the crowds that gathered at public venues had expected Pacquiao to defeat Horn. They were also hugely disappointed.At the Bacolod Arts and Youth Center in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, a crowd of about 5,000 had expected Pacquiao to be announced the winner. Hearing that Horn was the winner, the crowd quickly dispersed.Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, a close friend of Pacquiao, said: “I cannot believe Manny lost. I cannot understand why it was a unanimous decision. It was a close fight, which we thought was not supposed to be the case, but I still maintain that Manny won it.”“We must salute Manny for his humility when he said: ‘He deserves it’,” he said.“It was a close fight but I had Pacquiao ahead especially after last closing rounds,” Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez, said.Manuel Lamata, president of the United Sugar Producers’ Federation of the Philippines Inc., said: “I feel terribly bad.” /atm Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There was a heavy downpour during the fourth round. Alagadmo and other fans looked for cover. Some fans, however, prefered to get soaked rather than to miss every single detail of the fight.The rain lasted for about 10 minutes. When it stopped, fans flocked to the area again.The Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) recorded a zero crime rate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the fight.According to Senior Supt. Felipe Natividad, BPPO director, the police stations in Bohol had not received any reported incident in the last four hours while the fight was ongoing.In Iloilo City, boxing fans were also unconvinced that Horn defeated Pacquiao.“At the very least, it should have been a close score but not a unanimous decision and a wide margin (in favor of Horn),” Rommel Espinal said.Jossie Cillador, a resident of Pavia town in Iloilo, lamented that the match was bloody.“He [Horn] fought dirty because he kept on locking Pacquiao’s neck with his arm,” she said.She said the Filipino boxing champion should have knocked out Horn in the ninth round when the Australian boxer appeared wobbling “so that there would be no doubt who won the match.”Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (left) clinches with Jeff Horn of Australia during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Jeff Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in a Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (Photo by TERTIUS PICKARD / AP)Many Ilonggos were glued to their television sets in homes and in restaurants which offered buffet lunch packages for guests who watched the match.
LSU title parade draws massive crowds End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks The No. 4-ranked McIlroy missed the cut at the U.S. Open last month and hasn’t had a victory in an injury-hit 2017 so far.Jon Rahm, playing in the same group as McIlroy, shot 67 and was a stroke behind leader Daniel Im (67) midway through Day 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The British Open starts July 20 at Royal Birkdale. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation LATEST STORIES Rory McIlroy hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the final round of play at the Travelers Championship golf tournament Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP)PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland — Defending champion Rory McIlroy looks set to miss the cut at the Irish Open in a blow to his preparation for the British Open.McIlroy shot 1-over 73 Friday in his second round over the links at Portstewart and was 1 over for the tournament, which he is hosting to benefit his foundation. He was four shots off the predicted cut mark.ADVERTISEMENT Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy #KicksStalker: Throwback to Jordan’s baseball days with J9 ‘Baseball Glove’ View comments LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet
Across the world, overwhelming numbers of children – some as young as a few months old – have experienced violence, be it to them or them seeing their parents partake in domestic violence. In Guyana, this newspaper has published numerous reports of domestic violence where mothers are brutally beaten or killed in some instances. Unfortunately, it continues despite awareness efforts and the much-touted training of law enforcement officers who are expected to be the first step of recourse with regard to the lodging of complaints.There are countless campaigns, policies and strategies aimed at addressing the impact of such violence against women. But what is often overlooked is how such abuse affects the numerous children and young people who witness and perhaps experience it.Exposure to such events would affect you in some way. In fact, the effects might have lasted into children’s adult years, for example, affecting their outlook on life, love and relationships.For a child, witnessing a parent being abused can be traumatic and can have lasting, and sometimes devastating effects on their academic development and personal growth.Too often, children are forced to bury their heads under a pillow to drown out the constant yelling, spend consecutive nights crying and praying it would all end, or sometimes, are compelled to rush to their parent’s defence in a desperate bid to offer protection. Cases of the latter are very evident in Guyana as reported in June 2018 when an enraged man killed his wife and subsequently his own daughter, after she tried to save her mother. All of this unfolded before his son, who was merely 11 years old at the time. All of this can take a huge toll on a grown-up, much less a kid who already has difficulties trying to understand algebra. A research paper published by a US social worker surmises that children’s exposure to domestic violence and intimate partner violence is extremely prevalent and those children are considered at a higher risk for problems in holistic development.Research also shows that children who witness domestic violence performed on average 12.2 percentile points lower than children whose parents reported no violence in the home.Just a few days ago, the Department of Education in Region Three in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection hosted a workshop aimed at training teachers to identify and help students who may be struggling with violence at home.The workshop facilitators recognised that exposure to domestic violence can hinder a child’s ability to learn, and as such, the initiative prepared teachers to deal with the situation holistically.Not only were teachers informed of coping mechanisms, they were acquainted with information about resource groups, agencies and various support services.This initiative is highly commendable and much needed. It needs to be further developed and rolled out in a robust manner across the country. In Guyana’s context, where intimate partner violence and domestic violence are so prevalent, it is imperative that such a programme is taken seriously and that teachers genuinely try to help.There needs to be an established protocol for teachers and other educators to follow when dealing with children who are exposed to domestic abuse.Of course, there also needs to be systems in place to help teachers help their students. This is because teachers can find themselves in uncomfortable situations if they decide to help a student dealing with domestic violence issues at home.A 2013 study conducted among elementary school teachers in the United Kingdom found that educators themselves struggled with having to send the children back to a potentially abusive home. The study indicates that this is line with secondary trauma theories, where confidants of abuse victims may themselves experience trauma.Teachers also develop fears that family members may retaliate or that the abusers in a student’s life may in turn start to abuse the teachers.Tackling domestic violence, therefore, requires a holistic approach. Not only must we focus on the immediate victims, help must also be rendered to other persons who may be emotionally affected, like children. In many cases, teachers are often the first persons to realise that something is not right in a child’s life and if they are expected to become the first responders to an issue of abuse in the home, then help must also be provided to them. No doubt, such great responsibility may cause some to demand better pay and in the current climate, the request for better salaries for all public servants is an ongoing struggle. It will come down to one’s moral compass and the simple question of “if children are our future, what kind of future do we want to create?”
Education in Guyana is in crisis and, as such, the Administration cannot skimp in its spending on the sector – which is to receive the largest share of the 2017 0 billion Budget.This was the assertion by Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, who in his presentation on the 2017 estimates during the Budget debate on Tuesday, told the House that the allocation of some billion, 17 per cent of the total allocation, is testament to the commitment of the Administration in addressing the challenges in the sector.Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine during his presentation on TuesdayAccording to Dr Roopnaraine, there are things institutionally wrong with the education system that must be fixed, so the investments must be made.The Education Minister told the House that come next year the Ministry would continue with its commitment to improve the administration of the education sector. The Ministry is in fact looking to set the benchmark for the private educational facilities across the country.He spoke to a three-pronged approach on the part of the Ministry to enhance the sector. Dr Roopnaraine reminded that when he had taken office, he had spoken to the need for evidence-based interventions in stemming the dire situation that plagues the sector.According to Dr Roopnaraine, the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the education sector will be wrapping up by the end of the year, with the findings being made public by the end of the first quarter of the upcoming year.He stressed that education was not an area that should be targeted for politicking and partisanship, and instead encouraged meaningful and constructive interventions, which he said he would be receptive to.The Minister said if any lessons could be learnt from the past year, it was the need for greater collaboration with all stakeholders, including parents, in order to craft holistic solutions to address the complex challenges facing the education sector.Opposition Member of Parliament, Dr Frank Anthony, in offering a rebuttal to the Education Minister, said while he was happy to see Government continue the tradition of investing in education, there were no concrete plans outlined by the Education Minister.Dr Anthony recalled that all and sundry have been lectured about the serious problems facing the sector, particularly with Mathematics and science, “and I would have liked to hear a little more about what concrete steps would have been taken to alleviate this problem”.He said what the House was in fact treated to was generalised statements by the Education Minster but nothing concrete.“If we don’t get concrete solutions, we won’t solve the problem,” Dr Anthony noted.The Education Minister’s presentation was, however, not completely devoid of plans for the upcoming year in addition to rehashing some of the achievements of the sector in the past year.He told the House the Education Ministry would, in the coming year, expend some $3.5 billion on the rehabilitation of and construction of new schools in addition to improved teaching quarters.Dr Roopnaraine informed the House too that Government would be looking to create greater access to recreational grounds for schools individually or in a collective.He added that in 2017, utilising the Yesu Persaud endowment, a facility for the provision of clinical services would be annexed at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The Minister spoke too to the upgrades for the University of Guyana, including the construction of a brand new lecture theatre in addition to improvements in the Bachelor’s Degree programmes being offered at the nation’s premier tertiary education provider. (Gary Eleazar)
The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) and the World University Services of Canada, Caribbean (Guyana) Incorporated collaborated in the latter part of January to cultivate five different varieties of Irish potato on a quarter-acre plot in Little Biaboo, Mahaicony Creek, Region 5.The varieties of potato cultivated are Spunta, Kennebec, Chieftain, Bristol Pride and Shepody, with the Bristol Pride showing excellent yield and growth rate.The 90-day potato trial project is currently in its eighth week, and showing positiveChief Executive Officer of NAREI, Dr Oudho Homenauth, examining the plot where the pilot potato project is being facilitatedresults. Harvesting is expected at the end of April.The project is being implemented and funded by the Government of Canada through the Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) Project.On Tuesday, a fertilisation and harvesting practical session was carried out, demonstrating to farmers the procedures for caring for the potato crop.Chief Executive Officer of NAREI, Dr Oudho Homenauth, said this is a successful trial of Irish potato cultivation. He noted that a similar project was carried out at Laluni on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, but the exercise failed due to flooding.Dr Homenauth said that since there are signs of success, it is only a matter of time before similar projects are rolled out in neighbouring communities.The possibility of successfully cultivating potatoes along the low coastal plain had almost been ruled out, given that the region is prone to flooding. The land on which the trial is being conducted has been altered to avoid flooding.Bhagwan Persaud, the farmer on whose land the pilot project is being facilitated, has said he is interested in expanding the production of the potato crop. The farmer said potato was never previously cultivated in the area, and could be another major crop coming out of Little Biaboo.Persaud noted that if he is to expand production, a number of factors must be taken into consideration, including allowing enough space for the potatoes to develop their full yield. He said conditions such as climate, soil type, irrigation and infrastructure that are favourable for potato production must also be considered.According to a GINA report, the objectives of the potato cultivation trials are to identify agro-ecological areas on the coastland of Guyana which are suitable for the production of potatoes, to evaluate the adaptation and performance of the five varieties of potatoes, to determine the growers’ perception of the various varieties grown, and to examine consumers’ perception, taste and preference.
Chelsea have lost their seventh game of the season after only having played 12 and are languishing in 16th position, only three points outside the relegation zone.Stoke are the most recent team to conquer the Blues, with Marko Arnautovic scoring a well taking scissor kick at the Britannia on Saturday night.And although Jose Mourinho was absent from the stadium due to his ban, there is no escaping the torture of social media.See below for the best memes, pictures and tweets regarding Mourinho and Chelsea’s demise this season… 1 [View the story “‘Only one man can save Chelsea!’ – All the best pictures and memes as the internet laughs at Jose Mourinho” on Storify] Chelsea fans donned a Jose Mourinho mask for the defeat at Stoke
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A reputed leader of the Mexican Mafia was arrested in Mexico and faces a court appearance today in Riverside County, authorities said. Tony Gonzales Rodriguez Jr., 37, was taken into custody in Baja California and was turned over to the FBI on Saturday, said Laura Eimiller of the FBI. Rodriguez allegedly is a high ranking member of the Mexican Mafia in the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, Eimiller said. He is scheduled to make an appearance in U.S. District Court in Riverside today, Eimiller said. Rodriguez was arrested for federal crimes including distribution and possession of narcotics, Eimiller said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.
The Valencia High boys’ basketball team has had its share of ups and downs over the past two months, beginning with the loss of several key players to graduation and ending with the absence of coach Rocket Collins, who was hospitalized for hernia surgery two weeks ago. The Vikings, however, persevered and ended the summer on a good note, advancing to the consolation championship of this past weekend’s UC San Diego Tournament before losing to Corona del Mar of Newport Beach. “Looking at the big picture, we did well,” said assistant coach Greg Hayes, who assumed added responsibility in Collins’ absence. “We found a way to get things done.” Valencia’s starting five for the 2005 season consisted of Teddy Goetz, D.J. Kakonde, Erick Sevilla, Chet Wyche and Kevin Delange, all of whom were seniors, along with super-subs K.C. Arbogast and Jason Nicholson. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2All told, 10 upperclassmen graduated in June, and finding replacements for the production as well as the leadership has proved to be a daunting task thus far. Mickey Crockett, Ralph Anumba, Shane Vereen and John Otavka return with limited varsity experience and Vereen hasn’t been able to play much over the summer due to his commitments with the football team. “We’ve had some different guys doing some different things this summer,” Hayes said. “We’re not worried about wins and losses right now anyways. That’s secondary.” “We were looking for growth and development. We took steps forward in that regard. It was a great learning experience for everyone.” Rocket update: Collins, 52, was released from Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills a little more than a week ago and is good condition following surgery. “I’m feeling great,” Collins said. “I’m able to get out once in a while and sneak to a movie. I’ve been kicking back and watching a lot of baseball, too. The Vikings will have the next month or so off and will resume practice once school begins on Aug. 17, a date Collins has targeted for his return as well. “My assistants have done an excellent job while I’ve been gone,” Collins said. “I can’t wait to get back again and do my part.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
20 20 13. Huddersfield have completed 1,566 passes this season 20 20 2. Arsenal have completed 2,485 passes this season 20 20 16. Leicester City have completed 1,337 passes this season 5. Liverpool have completed 2,068 passes this season 10. Everton have completed 1,699 passes this season 17. Burnley have completed 1,317 passes this season 4. Manchester United have completed 2,320 passes this season 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 18. Stoke City have completed 1,275 passes this season 14. West Ham have completed 1,468 passes this season 20 20 11. Brighton have completed 1,620 passes this season 15. Watford have completed 1,451 passes this season 9. Bournemouth have completed 1,709 passes this season 20 7. Chelsea have completed 1,905 passes this season 8. Swansea City have completed 1,760 passes this season 6. Southampton have completed 2,012 passes this season 20 20 12. Crystal Palace have completed 1,618 passes this season 19. Newcastle have completed 1,260 passes this season 20 20. West Brom have completed 1,245 passes this season Since Pep Guardiola’s arrival in the Premier League, he has attempted to turn Manchester City into a replica of his superb Barcelona side.The tiki-taka football they played wowed audiences all over the world, and City have come close to matching some of their feats on the pitch – even if success has been elusive.This season, City’s football has been a joy to watch, and the Etihad club are closer to Barcelona than they have ever been. In fact, they have completed more passes than any other Premier League side after the first four games of the campaign.So, who have been the Premier League pass masters this season? Click the right arrow, above, to see all 20 top flight teams ranked by number of completed passes…*All data correct as of 15/09/2017 3. Tottenham Hotspur have completed 2,340 passes this season 20 1. Manchester City have completed 2,662 passes this season
The 32-year-old has been one of Jose Mourinho’s side’s most impressive performers Ashley Young’s impressive rejuvenation means the full-back is on the cusp of his first England appearance in more than four years – and dreaming of the World Cup.Gareth Southgate could not fail to have been impressed by the 32-year-old’s rebirth as an attack-minded full-back at Manchester United, especially as the Three Lions boss moves to a back three.Young has been one of Jose Mourinho’s side’s most impressive performers this term and is in line to win his first international cap since coming off the bench in a goalless draw in Ukraine in September 2013.Joe Hart, Kyle Walker and Gary Cahill are the only starters from that match still in the squad, so it is little wonder to hear the 32-year-old say “it’s all changed”.Those changes relate to Young as well, having returned to international duty listed among the defenders.“I’m enjoying football,” Young said. “As a footballer you want to play week in, week out.“I’d prefer it if I was playing further up the pitch, but I’ve been able to adapt and play as a left-back or a right-back and as a wing-back.“I’ve been enjoying football, playing well. Every time I put on the shirt I feel like I’ve played well and that I deserve the call-up.”Young believes his “football brain” has helped his transition further back and his versatility has caught the eye of Southgate.“The manager did say about versatility,” said Young, who missed a penalty in the Euro 2012 quarter-final exit to Italy – his only major tournament experience.“As a footballer nowadays you have to be able to adapt and play in different positions, different formations, different systems. It’s just whether you can adapt to that.“The manager is talking about a 3-4-3 or wing-backs or 3-5-2 and I feel like I can step into that role.“I’ve shown I am deserving to be in the England squad but I don’t just want a place in the squad, I want to be in the team.“I’m one of those players who wants to play every game and the World Cup is a long way away – but at the back of my mind I think every English player wants to go to the World Cup.”Young watched the last World Cup on holiday in Dubai, but can underline his credentials for the next one in the friendlies against Germany and Brazil.“It was disappointing not to be involved,” he said. “When you have the chance to represent your country it’s an honour.“For me, always an honour to pull on an England shirt. That’s why I will never retire until my legs tell me they can’t run any more.“We qualified in the right manner, two big friendlies coming up against two of the top teams in world football and you want to test yourself against the best.“You have to go to tournaments to beat the best and I think this will give us a marker about how far and how well we can do.”The edge has been taken off these friendlies somewhat by injuries, with Dele Alli among those to have withdrawn.Young had a frank exchange with the Tottenham midfielder at Old Trafford recently, but it appears to be water under the bridge.“Yes of course, it’s would be nice to see him,” he said, smiling.“Things happen on football pitches. Once the game is finished, you don’t need to talk afterwards. That’s just how it is.”Put to Young that Alli does not have a Premier League winners’ medal – something he appeared to remind the midfielder that day – he said with a smile: “He hasn’t yet, no.”Alli has a reputation for pushing things to the limits and Young knows what it is like to be pigeonholed having been labelled a diver in some quarters.“A lot of people talk about diving and what not, but it’s just one of those things,” he said. “If the referee gives a foul then it’s a foul. That’s just how I see it.“It’s just that everyone is entitled to their opinion. Anyone can say anything, but, no, I don’t dive.” 1