From L-R: Joshua Pacio, Jomary Torres and Eric Kelly. PHOTOS FROM ONEMACAU–Three Filipino fighters are set to fight in a stacked fight card ONE Championship here on Saturday.Strawweight Joshua Pacio looks to get back to the title picture as he takes on undefeated Japanese Hayato Suzuki (16-0-2) in the second-to-the-last fight in the card.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I look at Rika and I know I can take her on,” said Torres in Filipino. “I don’t know if I’ll knock her out or submit her but I know I can take her on and I’ll do my best to represent the Philippines.”Eric Kelly (12-3) will break his one-year hiatus from MMA as he takes on former ONE World lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku (25-11-2).In the main event, Bibiano Fernandes takes on challenger Andrew Leone to defend his title Bantamweight title.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Record-breaking Neymar says money not motive for joining PSG 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 Pacio (12-1) faced ONE World strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito back in 2016 but bowed to the latter’s choke in the third round.“There are people who’re saying that if I win, there’ll be another title shot,” said Pacio in Filipino Friday at Holiday Inn.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’Filipino atomweight Jomary Torres (1-0) will debut in the Asian fighting promotion as she takes on Thai counterpart Rika Ishige (2-0) in the card’s lone women’s fight.Torres, despite being a nervous wreck during the press conference Thursday, said she can take on Ishige inside the ONE cage. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Just last week the Daily Observer called in its editorial on the new Armed Forces Liberia for the training and deployment of AFL soldiers into the fields of agriculture and highway engineering to accelerate nation-building. We argued that the nation is desperately in need of technicians to assist in particular with agriculture and road building. So we were particularly pleased when the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s Armed Forces Day celebration, Governance Commission Chair Dr. Amos Sawyer, called in his address for upgrading the academic capacities of the nation’s armed forces. He said this would definitely be part of the implementation of the government’s Agenda for Transformation (AfT).Dr. Sawyer is right. Long gone are the days when most of our men in arms were illiterate or semi-illiterate at best. Up until the 1950s and beyond our men in arms were still saying “Gormen gi me gun; it no gi me Inglae.” Many Liberians took this as a remark uttered in jest (as a joke). It turned out, however, that it was not a joke but a mild rebuke of the government to which the soldiers were devoting the lives, but which offered them no education except military training and instruction in Band Music. Remember also that the 27 enlisted men who staged the 1980 coup d’etat that overthrew the Tolbert government were mostly illiterate or semi-illiterate.It is indeed remarkable that this administration can boast that it has since 2006 produced the most intelligent army in our history. That is since 1908, when President Arthur Barclay created the Frontier Force of Liberia (FFL).Thanks to Defense Minister Brownie Samukai and the American trainers of the newly created AFL, all new recruits for training were required to be of a minimum high school graduate level. That thus makes the army the most educated in history.Now Dr. Sawyer is calling for even more training for our men in arms, and we are proposing that the first step in this new training endeavor should be in Vocational and Technical Education. This proposal is based on the fact that the occupation in which most Liberians are engaged is Agriculture, and there is always a need for people trained in the vocational and technical fields. These include Agriculture, including Poultry and Eggs and Animal Husbandry, Accounting and Business Management, Arts and Crafts, Auto Mechanics, Building Construction, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Ceramics, Drafting, Electricity, Glass Works, Home Economics, Machine Shop (Machinery), Masonry, Music, Plumbing, Refrigeration, Tailoring, etc.The Todee Military Academy has a strategic advantage: it is off the Kakata Highway, just a few miles down the road from the Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Institute (BWI), which administers training in most of these technical and vocational areas.BWI could be a good starting point for the Todee military trainees, which could begin with a program that BWI offered during the war–Accelerated Training in the various vocations. In time, Todee could develop its own vocational and technical training shops.Our friends from the neighboring countries, including Nigeria and Ghana, may have experience in this area of vocational training for the military. But we are sure that our American friends, too, can help, because they, too, have short-term pilot programs for training in high-demand career fields called “Voc-Tech”. This program equips soldiers not only to serve when disaster strikes various parts of the United States; it also prepares Army retirees find employment after they transition out of the Force. According to Wikipedia, Army Education is working with technical and community colleges throughout the United States to build upon existing programs and develop new pilot re-training programs in high demand career occupations, such as rehabilitation, nursing, medical technology, and other health care occupations. We suggest that the Defense Ministry should draw up a comprehensive plan for training in these areas at Todee, which can be started in close collaboration with BWI.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Loo Creek fatal accident …released on $1M bail The driver in the fatal accident which claimed the lives of 24-year-old Police Corporal Theon Hope and 25-year-old former athlete Quason Anthony was hauled before the court to answer to charges of causing death by dangerous driving.Rishawn Pierre, 23, of D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s CourtCharged: Rishawn PierreIt is alleged that on May 1 at about 07:30h, Pierre, Hope, Anthony and another friend were on their way to Georgetown from Linden when motorcar PNN 1278 in which they were travelling slammed into a lorry on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.Pierre was reportedly speeding, and while proceeding north in the vicinity of Loo Creek, he collided with the rear of motor lorry GWW 8443 with trailer TWW 8912, which was heading in the same direction carrying lumber. One of the logs reportedly went through the motorcar.Public-spirited persons assisted to pull the men from the wrecked motor car, but by that time both Hope and Anthony had succumbed to their injuries. The third injured man, Jermaine Samuels, 20, of Lot 71 Haley Street, Wortmanville, who was in the right rear seat, reportedly received head injuries and was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).In court on Thursday, Pierre was granted $500,000 bail on each count. He is scheduled to return to court on June 4.Meanwhile, the results of post-mortems conducted on the bodies of Hope and Anthony have indicated that they both died as a result of spinal injuries. ‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Anthony Vanderhyden has confirmed that the examinations, which were conducted by Pathologist Nehaul Singh on Wednesday last, listed the cause of death for both men as fractured spine.Police Corporal Hope, of Lamaha Park, Georgetown, had been stationed at Eve Leary.
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s the biggest television event of the year. Some 80 million to 90 million Americans are expected to be tuned in at any time to see the coronation of the football world’s 40th champions – or at least to see if any of the commercials are funny. But is there anything to do for those who think the Steelers playing the Seahawks in the Super Bowl seems super dull? Plenty. – Scantily clad B-list celebrity women will have their own football, uh, affair at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Tickets are free to the third annual Lingerie Bowl, which promoters describe as “the ultimate catfight.” Trainers for these “athletes” will include Botox physicians. Former Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy and Internet-star Cindy Margolis will announce the match between the Los Angeles Temptation and the New York Euphoria, which will be played during the Super Bowl’s halftime, however gates open at 3 p.m. Information: (213) 747-7111. – For the more wholesome, there probably isn’t a better day of the year to visit The Happiest Place on Earth. Except that there might be. Disneyland doesn’t release attendance figures, but urban legend has it that Disneyland is a ghost town on Super Bowl Sunday. The theme park, and others, say attendance isn’t much different from any other Sunday. Park hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Information: (714) 781-4565. – In Chinatown, check out the Lunar New Year festival along New High and Spring streets. The free festivities include a Children’s Pavilion with crafts for kids, a cultural stage with traditional music and dance, a main stage with local muisc acts, cooking demonstrations andmore. Festival hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. And, don’t miss the fourth annual Chinese New Year Car Show will be happening in the Cathay Bank parking lot. Souped up Hondas, Nissans, Toyotas and Beamers will be competing from 11 a.m. to 5. Trophies for best imports will be presented by Miss Chinatown and her court. It’s $8 to attend the car show. Information: (213) 617-0396. – In Santa Monica, the critically acclaimed “Ashes and Snow” exhibit continues at the Nomadic Museum near the pier. The exhibit, which features the work of photographer, filmmaker and author Gregory Colbert, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students and free for children 6 and under. Information: (866) 308-4203. – If you don’t want to leave the house, cable TV is full of alternatives, including 13 hours of “Little House on the Prarie” on Hallmark, the Food Network’s “Supper” Bowl and nine episodes of “America’s Next Top Model” on VH1.
COURTS: A man who fell asleep at a cocktail bar in a busy Donegal nightclub, and then attacked a bouncer – has had his case adjourned at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court. Patrick McDermott, 31, with an address at Glengad Mountain, Malin appeared at court in relation to an incident which occurred on August 23rd, 2015. The court heard how Mr McDermott had travelled with a group of friends on the night in question.However, the defendant became intoxicated and then fell asleep at the Cocktail Bar, inside popular nightclub Voodoo Venue.As he was being escorted outside by security staff, he then became very aggressive and verbally abusive.It was at this point he lashed out and subsequently head-butted a member of the Voodoo Venue security staff.Solicitor for the defendant Ciaran MacLochlainn told the court that his client had been drinking heavily on the night in question, and deeply regretted his actions that evening.MacLochlainn told the court, “My client is 31 years of age, and he lives with his parents, he’s a small famer and he came to Letterkenny with a group of friends earlier that evening.“Unfortunately, he had too much alcohol, and he fell asleep at the bar, as he was being escorted out h became anger at the manner in which he was being ejected.“His arm was screwed up behind his back, and it was very sore, he felt his arm was going to popped from his socket.“He then lashed out angrily and assaulted one of the door staff, but the situation could’ve been handled better.Judge Paul Kelly said the defendant had a number of drink related convictions, and said he had a problem with alcohol.Judge Kelly said, “This isn’t a once-off incident, he’s had a number of previous for drink related offences.“He has a problem, and need to address his issues with alcohol immediately.“A member of a security team bore the brunt of his aggression and violence which was fuelled by alcohol.”Judge Kelly ordered a probation report on the defendant and the adjourned the case until September 15th.MAN EJECTED FROM DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB LASHED OUT AND HEADBUTTED BOUNCER was last modified: May 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AngercourtsdrinkHeadbuttednewssecurityViolenceVOODOO
COUNTY Intermediate Champions Termon fell just short in their Ulster championship adventure today.The Termon men lost out to Antrim champions St Mary’s Aghagallon by four points.Termon had led on ‘home’ turf in Ballybofey in the first half, but the never recovered from St Mary’s goal in the first period. FINAL SCORE: St Marys Aghagallon (Antrim) 1-7 Termon (Donegal) 0-6. TERMON FAIL TO PROGRESS IN PROVINCIAL INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: November 11th, 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:TERMON FAIL TO PROGRESS IN PROVINCIAL INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Hair was run down about 9 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2003, after stopping her SUV on Avenue O near 155th Street East to rescue a stray cat from the middle of the road. A vehicle coming the other way struck her – and the cat – and kept going. There were no witnesses to the collision because of the time of night and the dark, remote location: a two-lane road at the edge of Lake Los Angeles. CHP officers said they received several 911 calls minutes later reporting a pedestrian having been hit and killed. Hair was dead when rescue crews arrived. Pieces of the vehicle that struck Hair were left behind, leading investigators to believe she was run down by a 1994 to 1997 GMC or Chevrolet full-size pickup truck or SUV. The vehicle would have sustained minor to moderate damage to the front left side and may be missing its left side lower marker lens and parking light ring. LITTLEROCK – Two years after Jannet Lynn Hair was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while stopping to aid a stray cat on a Lake Los Angeles street, authorities are still seeking her killer. California Highway Patrol investigators have inspected nearly 2,000 pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles like the one that left behind broken parts after the deadly collision but did not find the one that hit the 21-year-old Antelope Valley College student. Meanwhile, her room at her parents’ house remains largely unchanged from the time when her mother last heard from her when she telephoned to say she was on her way home from studying for finals with a friend. “I just don’t know how this person can go on every day, knowing what they did. It’s, I don’t know, it’s just very hard,” said Hair’s mother, Carol, 55. Three days after her death, Hair’s family issued a tearful public plea for the hit-and-run driver to turn himself in or for anyone who knew the identity of the driver to call the CHP. Los Angeles County supervisors offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Hair’s killer. To whittle down the list of potential suspects, the CHP in January 2004 sent letters to more than 2,900 people who own vehicles similar to the suspect’s, asking them to bring their trucks and SUVs in to be checked for front-end damage. Nearly 2,000 were inspected. Another investigator was brought into the case with the hope that a fresh set of eyes might find something that was missed or overlooked or come up with a new lead. “At this point, there are no new leads and pretty much all the leads we had have been exhausted,” said Capt. Doug Rich, commander of the Antelope Valley CHP station. With the two-year anniversary approaching, Rich renewed the call for anyone with information to contact the CHP. “We are sure there is more than one person who knows who killed her. We want anyone who knows about the case to come forward and call us,” Rich said. “Situations and relationships change over time, maybe a falling-out with people. We would certainly appreciate a phone call so we can bring this person to justice. “It’s a tragic situation with the loss of a young adult who had her whole life ahead of her. She stopped to basically rescue an animal and gets (run) down in the road and left for dead. There’s no question this person knew that he hit her,” Rich said. Hair had been studying for her certificate in American Sign Language at Antelope Valley College because she wanted to help deaf children and had even been considering fostering a deaf child after she finished school. She was a humanitarian and animal lover. She had three dogs, two cats and a potbellied pig, all of which had been given to her by friends who knew she could not turn away an injured or abandoned animal. Hair graduated in 2001 from Littlerock High School. She changed her major several times because she could not decide between working with animals and children, but was only two semesters away from earning her American Sign Language certificate. “She was always full of energy and wanting to help people all the time,” Carol Hair said. “She wanted to be a vet, but she also was working with a lot of people that needed help.” A childhood friend since junior high, Heather Newcomb of Palmdale, described Hair as very energetic, always smiling and happy, and a lover of animals. “Anytime we’d see a stray cat, she would want to go and help it,” Newcomb said. Newcomb, like the family, is seeking closure in Hair’s death. “I’m pretty upset about it still because she had so much that she was striving for, and for her not to do anything and all she was doing was studying. It’s kind of sad to have her on the right track and all of sudden she’s gone,” Newcomb said. The passage of time has not assuaged Carol Hair’s pain over the loss of her daughter, the youngest of four children. She would have turned 23 on Oct. 29. “At first it was kind of just a little numb and very difficult. This year it’s still difficult. I’m trying to keep busy but … she was with me most of the time,” Carol Hair said. Carol recalled the night of her daughter’s death. “I had just talked to her. She called me to let me know she was coming home. I was waiting for her. A little bit later the officers called,” she said. Anyone with information about the incident can call the Lancaster CHP office at (661) 948-8541. 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A man in his 30s, who was being question in connection with a major drugs seizure in Ballybofey, has been charged this evening.The man was being questioned at Letterkenny Garda station.He will appear before Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court tomorrow morning. Three women appeared in court earlier today in connection to the drugs find, estimated at €360,000, above a Chinese restaurant, at Navenny Street on Tuesday evening.MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH BALLYBOFEY DRUGS HAUL was last modified: January 23rd, 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)
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — The great Erik Karlsson experiment is hanging on a muscle tendon.When Doug Wilson pulled off the trade of the decade by acquiring Karlsson on the eve of training camp, the hockey world appeared to be the Sharks oyster. Karlsson’s addition to a blue line that already featured Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic made the Sharks instant Stanley Cup front runners.They delivered on that promise for 19 games, …