Pacquiao to Arum: I’ll see you in court

first_imgPacquiao turns 40 on Dec. 17 while Crawford will be 31 by Sept. 28.Pacquiao and Top Rank agreed last March 27 for Arum’s outfit to air the fight with an 85-15 split of the revenues.Pacquiao’s legal team already wrote Top Rank to demand payment but the latter has refused to address the issue, according to the Filipino ring icon.Meanwhile, British welterweight Amir Khan, a possible Pacquiao foe, continued his comeback with a points win over Samuel Vargas in Birmingham on Saturday.Khan wants to take on either fellow Englishman Kell Brook or Pacquiao next.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The eight-division world champion is also seeking legal remedies from what he perceives as Top Rank’s ploy to scuttle the remaining fights of his career.Pacquiao’s legal team, according to his publicist Aquiles Zonio, is preparing the documents needed to file the cases against Top Rank and several other individuals.The development did not only put another wrench on Pacquiao’s relationship with Top Rank, which reached its peak during his glory days as the top pound-for-pound fighter several years ago.It also jeopardized Top Rank’s risky plan to pit the 39-year-old Pacquiao against current welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who is much younger.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao alleged that Top Rank, led by its flamboyant boss Bob Arum, is contractually bound to pay him the equivalent of 85 percent of the TV earnings when the fight was shown in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico via ESPN+. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PBA execs tenures set for review, revisions LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum. File PhotoManny Pacquiao’s already strained relationship with former promotional firm Top Rank took a turn for the worse.The boxing legend took time off his duties as a senator to threaten Top Rank with lawsuits for failing to remit his share of the television earnings from his fight with Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last July 15.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Conditions at Bourda Market deplorable – vendors

first_imgVendors at Bourda Market are continuing their cry for better sanitary conditions at the facility.When Guyana Times visited the area yesterday, vendors voiced concerns over poor security and lack of sanitation within the market.Retailers at the Market were all eager to relay their daily experiences there with regards to security and sanitation. One clothes merchant pointed out that though there had been an increase of constables who peruse the area every other day, no proper means of security was made available since a recent robbery in February. ‘’Sometimes you see dem, sometimes you don’t see dem, sometimes you see none at all. Ah tellin you the truth’’, she remarked. The filty drains in front of stalls at the western side of Bourda MarketThe merchant recommended that constables be more within the market since they are almost always outside. ‘If something happening and you see a constable standing there, you can just give he a tip off and seh well look certain things going on at ‘X’ point. But nobody aint deh here. If I see a man fetch way something here, who I gon run to? Who I gon call? There’s nobody here’, she saidIn reference to sanitation, vendors indicated that garbage would sometimes be in the area for three or four days continuously. “Sometime they clean, sometime they don’t.’’ One angry vendor informed this publication that sewage flow into the drains where stalls are set up. “It does seep in the stalls when de wata raise, and this filth smelling. It does looking like greenish-yellowish. Now is black.’’When asked how often the market is cleaned, sellers indicated that the maintenance personnel would pick up garbage bags every morning but not much was done for the other areas that needed cleaning. “The market always stink, the cleaners does only pick up the garbage bags and go’’, said one affected vendor. “This market really need washing down.’’Other vendors highlighted that the market has had leaky roofs for quite some time and there is no proper means of lighting at the back area. They said even though complaints are made on numerous occasions, nothing is being done to rectify the conditions.last_img read more

Cassava Processors, Stakeholders Complete Study Tour of Nigeria

first_imgA 19-person delegation comprising processors and stakeholders from the cassava sector of Liberia have returned home after completing a one-week cassava study tour of Nigeria.The visit afforded them the opportunity to learn about Nigeria’s cassava sector success stories, the challenges involved and the ways to improve the cassava business to ensure sustainability in job creation and the improvement of food security.The tour was the second of its kind sponsored by the Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA). In November 2016, LADA sponsored a similar study tour in rice industrialization and commercialization in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA).The cassava study tour was supported by the Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization (SAPEC), a MOA project, sponsored by the African Development Bank and the World Bank.Cassava is a major crop cultivated by both small and large scale farmers in Liberia.Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world and has taken major steps to industrialize and commercialize cassava production. Nigeria produces over 19% of the world production followed by Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.While in Nigeria the Liberian delegation visited a number of important institutions including FIIRO-Industrial Research Institute in Lagos, responsible for research on cassava utilization and processing; Psaltery International (Ado-Awaiye); Starch Factory and Eagleson Cassava (Iseyin, Oyo State), producer of high quality cassava flour, cassava starch, and gari.Another major establishment toured by the delegation was the Niji Lucas Enterprise (Ilero, Oyo State), producer of fabricated farming machineries, starch and high quality cassava flour. This enterprise also has a cassava plantation of over 4,000 acres. The team also visited the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), a cassava research venture, to assess the different technologies available, and several food laboratories and cassava businesses in Lagos.The Liberia Agricultural Transformation Agenda (LATA) foresees that cassava will improve the livelihoods of rural people and boost the economy.“The cassava study tour was a great experience for us as processors. It gave us the opportunity to see how our country can use mechanized equipment to produce more cassava to sell on the market. We lack the capacity to produce more cassava as the production of the crop is still being done manually. Now that the government and international partners are working to procure modern equipment that will boost production, we are getting ready for the market,” said Angie Howard, proprietor of Falama Incorporated.Madam Howard stated that for Liberia to become successful in the cassava industry, the government must also introduce a policy that will enhance the production and processing of cassava.“We need a regulation that will require that every bread flour or bread produced in Liberia must contain 10 percent cassava to ensure increased market opportunity for both farmers and processors,” she stated.For her part, Gertrude Cooper of the New Generational Women Farmers in Clay Ashland, Montserrado County said: “We are very thankful to the government and LADA for affording us the opportunity to travel to Nigeria and experience how our country can boost cassava production to create jobs and end hunger.”Others inspect various cassava productsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Indian companies eye GuySuCo’s divested assets

first_img…express interest in continuing sugar production As Government forges ahead with plans to divest sections of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), interests are brewing as far as India for the acquisition of assets from the local sugar industry.The Asian powerhouse nation has always indicated through its diplomatic mission here, its willingness to assist Guyana with its heavily indebted and cash-strapped sugar industry. During recent high-level visits to Inida by a ministerial delegation led by Second Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge earlier this year, and more recently by President David Granger, this interest was reinforced.Foreign Affairs MinisterCarl GreenidgeSpeaking with Guyana Times, Minister Greenidge explained that while the Indian Government has offered assistance on the technical side, the more tangible interest was expressed by private companies at a meeting held with the Chamber of Commerce in Delhi during his visit. He noted that these companies, which have massive and expansive capacities, had indicated interests in investing in the local sugar industry or acquiring assets earmarked for divestment.Asked what plans these companies may have for the assets acquired, if successful in the acquisition process, the Foreign Affairs Minister outlined that the interest varies on the capability of the companies.“The companies that we spoke with would mostly just take them and continue sugar production but some of them are diversified companies. I think when they look to see what the assets are and what the capacity of the different estates is, then they would decide or be able to decide whether they want to bottle stuff, whether they want to deal with some of the by-products or whatever. It’s a little hard to tell at the first pass,” Greenidge posited.On the other hand, aside from the interest in GuySuCo’s divested assets, Greenidge added that there are companies who will also be able to assist what remains of the local sugar industry with factory parts and/or even technical services, which they are all willing to offer.Moreover, the Minister revealed the companies had also showed investment interest in other areas such as infrastructural development.“They have, for instance, the firm that built the Stadium (at Providence, East Bank Demerara) is interested in doing stuff here and they have the capacity of a variety of firms including bridge building. So they will be coming back and they had asked for various bits of information,” he stated.The Foreign Affairs Minister said these companies will be following up with Guyana’s High Commission in Indian to obtain the relevant information so as to further act on their interest in investing here.This interest from these Indian companies comes even as local companies are also trying to get their hands on the divested assets of GuySuCo.Following Government’s announcement to fire thousands of workers in an effort to downsize the sugar industry; leaving just the Uitvlugt, Albion and Blairmont estates operational in order to make GuySuCo more viable, the Special Purpose Unit was set up under the National Industrial and Commercial Investment (NICIL) to manage the divestment of the assets.last_img read more

Kevin Shaw wins the Montney Roubaix Race

first_imgPhoto:  Kevin Shaw and Pat Ferris sprint to the finish on a snowy Sunday – Submitted**Submitted- Advertisement -Kevin Shaw won the Montney Roubaix race, Sunday, in an exciting sprint with Pat Ferris. Kevin won by inches in a fast downhill sprint after a 30km effort in -14 degree temperatures. Their time was 1:08:37 hours. Gary Hilderman was third at 1:12:01.      Larry Joice won the one lap event with a time of 30:01 and Adam Currie second at 31:05.      The Montney Roubaix is the second in the 3 race series. The circuit featured a 2.5 km gravel hill, snow and ice for each 10 km lap.      There is a tie between Gary Hilderman and Kevin Shaw with 8 points each.  Trevor McDonnell and Pat Ferris are tied for second with 4 points each.Advertisement       The winner will be decided at next week’s Two Rivers Roubaix. This 27 km circuit will be snowy and muddy demanding a fast and handy bike rider. The winner gets the ‘Roubaix Cup’.      Race time next Sunday is 2 pm from the Baldonnel School.      www.ferrisfastcycles.comlast_img read more

Grant comes through for single moms

first_img“The money will be used to keep our doors open. At least it gives us a foundation to work on and we can continue serving these women,” Quick said. Quick recently learned that rent will increase in March for the organization’s Canyon Country office space. And the group also needs to hire an office assistant and another case manager. “We are getting more clients all the time and we need to hire more people,” she said. “We don’t turn anyone away, but we are desperately in need of more help.” Quick thinks fundraising may be slow because of a misperception about the organization. “Some people think we’re all 16 and pregnant, but these are hardworking single moms. Some are widows, some are divorced, with only a few young, unmarried girls,” she said. A week ago, Single Mothers Outreach was in such dire straits that Debbie Quick, its founder and executive director, wasn’t sure the organization would make it through the month. But things are looking up for the local nonprofit that assists single moms. Quick found out Monday that Single Mothers Outreach has been selected to receive a $25,000 grant from the Paul Hughes Family Foundation based in Glendale. “They came and did a site visit and one week later the foundation president presented our mission to the board,” Quick said. “I feel like she really understood our cause.” Based in Canyon Country, Single Mothers Outreach provides assistance including clothes, food, child care and money for bills. The organization has more than 1,600 single mothers in its database of clients. “Most of the moms are working moms or moms going to school or both. They are trying to give their kids a better life.” To contact Single Mothers Outreach, call (661) 298-9593. (661) 257-5256160Want 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

Reporting for duty

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – A radio call went out at 9:20 Tuesday morning welcoming Los Angeles County Fire Station 132 to the Santa Clarita Valley. The temporary station, 29310 Sand Canyon Road, opened as part of the new Stetson Ranch development and sits in a key firefighting area – where homes meet wilderness. Station 132 will sit in temporary digs for five to seven years until funding is available to build a permanent station. The city of Santa Clarita is collaborating with K. Hovnanian Homes, developers of Stetson Ranch, and the county Fire Department, on the permanent station. C.A. Rasmussen and Bottenfield Construction are the contractors on the $2 million permanent facility.last_img

England’s Harry Kane confident he will find his shooting boots for Iceland clash

first_imgHarry Kane is convinced he can be the man to fire England into the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, claiming he has not yet had a clear scoring opportunity in France.England face a knockout match against Iceland in Nice on Monday, with Kane hoping to return to the number nine role after a slow start to his first major tournament.The Tottenham striker was last season’s top Barclays Premier League goalscorer with 25, and has already netted five times in 14 appearances for his country.But after drawing a blank against Russia, and again in the first half against Wales, he was taken out of the firing line by manager Roy Hodgson, only re-emerging for the closing stages of the 0-0 draw against Slovakia.In all he has played 150 minutes, and has been credited with eight chances by UEFA.He had one header blocked on the line by Wales’ Neil Taylor and glanced another wide against Slovakia, but as he attempts to force his way back in front of Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge, Kane suggested the ball has yet to fall for him.“Probably not,” he said, when asked if he had spurned any genuine openings.“Not a clear chance where I’d say ‘I’m disappointed I missed that, I wish I’d scored that one’. But you just have to be ready for when that chance comes.“It’s three games in. As a striker I want to score every game, I want to score two in every game.“But it doesn’t always work like that. I’ll keep my confidence up and, if I’m playing on Monday, I’ll do my best to score and my best for the team, creating chances for others.“I want to score goals, I want to win football matches. Hopefully, if called upon on Monday, I can do that, get on the scoresheet and win the game.”Kane last found the net against Turkey in the first of three pre-tournament warm-up matches, a game where he also missed from the penalty spot.He would nevertheless be one of the most obvious takers in a shootout scenario, something England must be prepared for having drawn two out of three matches thus far.Kane has converted eight times from 12 yards in the past two seasons for Spurs, last missing for them against West Ham in 2015, and is first to volunteer his services.“I would definitely take a penalty,” he said.“We have been practising a few in training and I’m one who practises a lot through the season, obviously taking them for Tottenham, so if a penalty comes up, I’ll be ready to take it.“Technically you all learn where to put the ball in the corner, but there’s no pressure (in training). It’s a bit more psychological in a tournament. It comes down to holding your nerve on the night and putting it in the corner.”That is precisely the area England are perceived to have struggled with in the past but, backed up by confident club-mates such as Dele Alli and Eric Dier, Kane is optimistic.“From what I’ve seen and know about the squad, I’d be more than confident if any stepped up to take a penalty,” he said.“We have a lot of good strikers of the ball. The Spurs boys wouldn’t have a problem stepping up. The others wouldn’t, either.“Hopefully it won’t come to penalties on Monday. Hopefully we win the game, but if called upon, we’ll all step up and try and score.” Harry Kane is still looking for his first goal at Euro 2016 1last_img read more


first_imgNew Astroturf FacilitiesCllr Cora Harvey and Pearse Doherty TD would like to congratulateDrumkeen Utd on the recent approval of their planning permissionapplication to develop Astro turf facilities for the club. The Astroturf facilities will be a welcome addition to the area and we lookforward to the development of these facilities, which we hope cancommence in the near future.Parish & Hall CommitteeThe parish and hall committee wish to invite tenders for the following project:The removal of existing perimeter wall/pillars to the front of St.Patrick’s church and replace with new wall/pillars. The closing datefor the returning of tenders is Mon 24th Sept @ 5pm. Contact JohnHaughey 086/2107334 or Charlie Quinn 087/7728608 for furtherinstructions.Pilgrimage to KnockThe Legion of Mary Annual Pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday 23rdSeptember, Everyone welcome. Please contact Ann Kelly on 087/9644865or Catherine Craig on 087/9175383 Irish Language ClassesDue to the many enquiries to the Drumkeen Notes and also to the hugesuccess of the class last year, we have decided to look for names foran Irish language class. Those interested should have a basicunderstanding of the language. If interested, text your name to Aidanon 086/4083625 or phone for further information. The class wouldproceed subject to funding from the VEC.Attention Past Marching Band Members.Any past committee or band members who may have any band equipmenti.e. accordions, drums etc. that you no longer use, maybe they are inyour attic or shed.If so the Letterkenny reunion band are in need of equipment.If you can help please contact Liz: 0868432488 or Teresa: 0868536535email: robydoherty2@hotmail.comSt. Mary’s GAABingo in Hall @9 on Tuesday Lotto results LS,MN,WW,WX 5 matched 3 SeanMc Goran, Patrick Bonar Drumkeen Mark Tinney, Kevin Harkin, Movita McClean Convoy Next Weeks Jackpot €1750Drumkeen Youth ClubMembership forms for 2012/2013 available on our facebook page and inthe local shop. The age limit for new members is for those bornbetween 31/08/1996 and 01/09/2000. Throughout the year we will beattending various places for e.g. cinema, bowling, shopping etc. Tellyour friends. Volunteers needed for the sponsored 15K walk on 06thOct. Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 06th Sept 11, 15, 19, 21.No jackpot winner 2 Match 3Numbers €50 eachJimmy Sharkey Annagry James Friel GweedoreNext weeks jackpot €3,425 Tickets from any committee member €2. Goraibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should behighlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversarymentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like publishedplease feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: September 16th, 2012 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:LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN NOTESlast_img read more

Liverpool fans react as Man United boss makes shock claim

first_img1 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho certainly knows how to provoke a reaction.He’s been at it again following the signing of 19-year-old Porto full-back Diogo Dalot for £17.4million.Excited by the Portuguese player’s talent, he announced to the world: “In his age group, he is the best full-back in Europe and we all believe he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United.”But this comment has really got Liverpool supporters annoyed.They, of course, have Trent Alexander-Arnold among their ranks – an exceptionally talented 19-year-old right-back.The young Merseysider has had a brilliant campaign, making 33 appearances, including 12 in the Champions League where he started in the final against Real Madrid.Dalot, meanwhile, only managed six Primeira Liga matches, and one Champions League start – against Liverpool in a 0-0 draw.And the Anfield faithful have now hit back at Mourinho’s comment on Twitter. You can see what they said below… Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been causing a stir again last_img read more