WATCH: Derrick Rose moved to tears after watching video tribute from Chinese fans

first_imgLa Salle, FEU strong picks 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 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Despite averaging 18 points per game with the dysfunctional New York Knicks last season, Rose was not heavily sought after by NBA teams this off-season.Still, his troubles did not affect his popularity in China, as his jersey was the top seller in the country two years ago, alongside Kobe Bryant’s, according to Sports Illustrated.Check out the touching tribute below. /raRELATED STORY:Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemptionSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img It seems like a long time ago when Derrick Rose was terrorizing opposing NBA defenses with his acrobatic drives to the rim and devil-may-care play style.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’But after undergoing multiple major surgeries over the past few years, Rose—although still a terrific player—has certainly lost some of the explosiveness that earned him the league’s Most Valuable Player award in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT The three-time NBA All-Star was visibly moved to tears after being shown a video message from strangers who professed their love for him and wished him luck in Cleveland.“I didn’t mean to cry,” Rose said, as he wiped the tears from his eyes while being interviewed by the Chinese media. LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Although his stock has certainly dropped for NBA teams this season, the 28-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers guard remains one of the more popular figures abroad, as evidenced when he recently made a trip to China for an Adidas promotional event. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

ONE: Aoki ‘really good’ opponent for Askren’s swan song

first_imgView comments Champions League: Sevilla draws after Liverpool wastes 3-goal lead It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set That’s why Askren did not hesitate to take on the the former ONE Lightweight World Champion for his swan song on Friday in the ONE: Immortal Pursuit at Singapore Indoor Stadium.“Shinya is a really good final opponent. Obviously, he is a legend of the sport, and he is a really big challenge on the ground, which is where I like to compete, personally. I am excited for this bout,” said Askren of the ONE Weltwerweight clash.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe former Beijing Olympian is looking to walk away from the sport with a spotless record, but that’s going to be easier said than done against of the best mixed martial artists in Asia.But that challenge of going out with a victory against a legend like Aoki, who touts an impressive resume of submission victories earning him the monicker of “Tobikan Judan,” is what drew the American fighter to the World Championship bout. 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 LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He is a grappler and has a great skill set that I respect, so I think it will be a great battle,” Askren said of Aoki, who is his teammate at EVOLVE MMA.Expect the 33-year-old Askren, an outstanding wrestler in his college days, to take the fight to the ground, where he has earned a living through his undefeated eight-year career as pro.“I said from day one that I am the best in the world at what I do, and this is what I am going to do every single time. I have been saying that since I started in 2009, and I believe it more strongly than ever because I have proved it 17 times now, and I am pumped to prove it again,” he stated.“He’s going to stick around until I put him out.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SINGAPORE — Ben Askren couldn’t shy away from Shinya Aoki’s legend.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Global opens AFC Cup bid vs Thanh Hoa

first_imgCoach Marjo Allado’s charges will be up against a Thanh Hoa side that reached the final round of qualifying in the AFC Champions League a few weeks ago. Kickoff for the match is set at 5:30 p.m.The Filipino mentor admitted kicking off their campaign on the road makes their path to the knockout stages even more difficult.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“An away game is always tough to start a tournament but we will give our best to have a good result ,” said Allado.Allado is aware of the threat posed by Thanh Hoa, which finished second in the Vietnamese top flight last season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFC CUP PHOTOPhilippines Football League club Global Cebu starts its uphill climb to qualify out of its group in the AFC Cup on Saturday when it battles FLC Thanh Hoa of Vietnam at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi.Following the departure of skipper Misagh Bahadoran, midfielder Dennis Villanueva and defender Amani Aguinaldo, Global is faced with a tough task of getting its act together quickly with new signings Daniel Gadia, Jinggoy Valmayor, Curt Dizon and Ian Lee expected to play key roles.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 “I’ve seen watching some of their games to see their strengths and weaknesses,” said Allado. “I believe the team had a good run last year. They also trained in South Korea which is colder than here so they are ready.”With Bahadoran’s departure, goalkeeper Patrick Deyto has been elevated to captain the side.Deyto said starting their campaign on the wrong foot in a group that also includes Bali United of Indonesia and Yangon United of Myanmar will be one of the keys to surviving the group stage.“I agree with our coach that playing away from home is always hard but we will do everything to get the full three points,” said Deyto.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson With extraordinary political theater, Winter Olympics begin Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Player of the Week: No stopping Fajardo

first_imgCarpio 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 comments The Beermen, who are eyeing a historic fourth consecutive all-Filipino crown, will face either No. 2 Magnolia or NLEX in a best-of-seven finals series.The Hotshots go for the last championship berth in Game 6 on Tuesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Fajardo’s teammates Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter were also considered for the weekly citation.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Fajardo sparks Beermen’s crucial startThe Cebuano center, who was named PBA Press Corps Player of the Week, averaged 20.7 points and 12.7 rebounds in the last two games of the series to knock off Ginebra in five games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 28-year-old Fajardo posted 14 points and 13 rebounds in San Miguel’s 102-81 rout in Game 4 before unleashing 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field, nine rebounds, three assists and a block in the close out game on Saturday.READ: San Miguel back in PH Cup Finals, closes out Ginebra Perez, Zark’s-Lyceum halt slump, fend off struggling Go for Gold MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo couldn’t be stopped in San Miguel’s semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra as he led the Beermen to their fourth straight Philippine Cup Finals.Fajardo dominated the Gin Kings especially in Games 4 and 5 where he played like the four-time PBA MVP that he is.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Victolero vows Magnolia won’t stop looking for ways to beat San Miguel

first_imgVictolero, though, knows it’s going to need more than just words if the Magnolia wants to remain a threat to the Beermen, who are raring to pull away in the best-of-seven series.“I think we need to find ways how to match up or surpass the energy of the second group of San Miguel. We had a hard time matching up with the energy of (Brian) Heruela and other guys coming from the bench,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Beermen threw a different problem at the Hotshots this time, with the bench stepping up enough that Fajardo could afford to rest in the fourth quarter. Guys like Brian Heruela, Gabby Espinas, and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser accounted for the team’s 33 bench points.“I think we did a pretty good job on defending June Mar (Fajardo) and Arwind (Santos) tonight, but the problem is the other guys stepping up. I think that’s what we need to think about now.” Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lassiter thinks solid chemistry key to Beermen’s dominance Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMagnolia coach Chito Victolero remains unfazed despite the 111-87 clobbering the Hotshots absorbed in Game 3 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Sunday.“We won’t stop until we find a way to win in this series,” he vowed.ADVERTISEMENT Though Magnolia also drew 40 points from its reserves, it was its starters who failed to match up as key guys, especially Ian Sangalang who just contributed six points and five rebounds, found themselves limited in the tiff.“We need to address that. We cannot afford to relax even a single minute or a single second against San Miguel because on that one minute, two minutes that we have let-ups, that’s where they get their big leads,” he said. “We need to find ways how to play 48 minutes of consistent basketball.”Magnolia will be fighting for its life on Game 4, scheduled on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 awardlast_img read more

ONE: Four years since loss to Moraes, Eustaquio confident he’s a better fighter

first_imgEustaquio will face World flyweight champion Adriano Moraes on June 23 in Macau in a unification bout but the Team Lakay member maintains a level head heading into the showdown.“This is just another ordinary office day,” said Eustaquio Wednesday at Dad’s in Ortigas during Team Lakay’s press conference. “I’m heading into this fight as a champion and I’m fighting hungry.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMoraes already beat Eustaquio once in 2014 and was crowned as ONE’s inaugural flyweight champion but the Baguio City native is confident he can bounce back in their rematch almost four years after their previous encounter.Eustaquio (10-6) is, as he said, a master of rematches having gone 2-0 in his repeat fights against Kairat Akhmetov and Anatpong Bunrad. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ONE interim flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio talks to the media ahead of his title unification bout against Adriano Moraes. Photo by Bong Lozada.Geje Eustaquio is not a fan of hyping himself up.And even heading into the biggest fight of his career, the interim ONE Championship flyweight titlist refrains from getting caught up in the situation.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “They say victory is sweeter the second time around, and I usually win my rematches,” said Eustaquio in Filipino. “And I feel that my development is faster than his.”Eustaquio admitted he wasn’t the same fighter he was when he lost to Moraes (17-2), and he vowed that he would put on a show unlike any other he has put on before.“Back in 2014 I know that I was still in first grade in terms of grappling and I’ve shown to the world I’ve developed how I’ve grown up in grappling and jiu-jitsu and I am confident I can roll with the Brazilian Black Diamond,” said Eustaquio.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Morado out indefinitely after aggravating shoulder injury View comments MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

England’s Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup title

first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West England’s Harry Kane reacts at the end of the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)MOSCOW — Harry Kane will likely come home from the World Cup with the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer and a burnished reputation as a feared forward.Had Kane added to his six goals in Russia with either of his back-to-back chances in the first half against Croatia on Wednesday, when England was dominating and led 1-0, he could yet be lifting the trophy on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Finished with a hug: Nadal edges del Potro in 5 at Wimbledon, faces Djokovic Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Kane would not get another such opportunity with the ball at his feet. And Croatia would never let England get so close again.Mario Mandzukic shot past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 109th minute and Croatia closed out a 2-1 victory to reach its first World Cup final.It meant another World Cup semifinal heartbreaker for England, only this time the game was under control before it was lost.In 1990, three years before Kane was born, England also fell short at the semifinal stage — on penalties against West Germany. That team also exceeded expectations and won the adulation of fans at home with a beloved center forward who played for Tottenham.History in Turin had its echo in Moscow on Wednesday, and England’s scorer 28 years ago, Gary Lineker, was at the Luzhniki Stadium to see it.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ At this year’s World Cup, teams can pay a heavy price for not getting a second goal to reward itself for a dominating period of play.England learned that lesson in its opening 2-1 win over Tunisia in Volgograd. An energetic first 30 minutes reaped only a single goal from Kane. The North Africans then leveled with a penalty. The team needed Kane to use his head in stoppage time to get the winner.“We were really comfortable in the game,” said England defender Harry Maguire, who twice rose highest at corners in the first 15 minutes to send headers wide of Croatia’s goal. “The only disappointment was that we were 1-0 up, and we should have been more.”Against Croatia, when the late chance came again, Kane could only guide it wide.“I’m sure we lacked in some areas, there are things we could’ve done better,” Kane said. “We restored some pride back into the shirt, which was an important thing for us to do.”England coach Gareth Southgate praised Kane, who is two goals ahead of Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku for the Golden Boot. Their pursuit will continue in the third-place game on Saturday in St. Petersburg.“He’s captained the team brilliantly,” Southgate said of Kane. “I can’t ask more of him as a captain or as a man over the last three weeks.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Or the header in stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes when the score was 1-1 and a goal would likely have brought England back to Moscow for the final against France.Rising high at the back post to meet another precise free kick from Kieran Trippier, Kane misconnected and the ball bounced wide of the goal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s been great to get to this stage but we wanted to keep going. We wanted to win it all,” Kane said. “It hurts. I don’t know what else to say. It just hurts.”When Kane got his best chances in the 30th minute against Croatia, his first shot was saved by goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. The ball rebounded almost out of play, then sat up for Kane to take another shot from less than two yards at a tight angle. The ball hit the post, ricocheted off Subasic and somehow looped up to safety.last_img read more

The big fight: In Fury, Wilder faces true heavyweight equal

first_img9-year-old girl helps Stephen Curry fix online shoe access Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fury has enough fame and success in boxing-mad England to match up favorably outside the ring with Wilder, and the Manchester native sees this matchup in quite different terms.“Wilder needs me, make no mistake,” Fury said. “He’s been champion since 2015, he’s made seven defenses, but he’s still unknown. So what do they need to do? Bring in a big-mouthed Brit, the best fighter in the world, and let him get his (tail) kicked. He’ll become known. He’ll get a good hiding from Tyson Fury, and he can rebuild himself. … Everyone will love the story, but he’s just not ready to get past me. This is too much for him.”Fury has fought twice since his 2 ½-year ring hiatus, both times against overmatched foes. But he is reinvested in his career after moving his training base to California, and he radiates confidence as he resumes his pursuit of the title belts he lost during his absence.Wilder sees Fury as a heavyweight whose record was even less impressive than his own before that shocking victory over the 39-year-old Klitschko.“You only have confidence because Klitschko didn’t throw punches,” Wilder said to Fury during their final news conference.Wilder and Fury seem almost certain to put on an entertaining show, and not just because of their compelling public appearances — the most recent of which ended with Fury ripping off his shirt after nearly coming to blows with Wilder on stage.Wilder’s style is occasionally awkward, but he loves action and realizes his best chance to win every fight is with the knockout power in his heavy hands.Fury is an excellent boxer who could frustrate Wilder for long stretches, yet he also loves to discard caution in favor of a good brawl.“I’ve been looking for somebody to knock me out my whole life,” Fury said. “I haven’t found him yet. I don’t think I’ll find him Saturday night.” No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Yet even the 32-year-old Wilder agrees he had never fought anyone approaching his own stature — not in physical size, but in boxing achievement — until quite recently. He has built his career with sometimes confounding deliberateness, taking his time to learn the sport he only picked up as a 20-year-old after moving on from football and basketball in his native Alabama.“Everybody has their appointed time,” Wilder said this week. “My time is now.”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 ChrissWhen Wilder steps into the Staples Center ring to defend his WBC title against Britain’s Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) on Saturday night, he finally has the right opponent on the right stage at the right moment. Fury is the lineal champion of the heavyweight division, thanks to his shocking victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, and his showdown with Wilder is probably the most important heavyweight bout since.The pay-per-view Hollywood spotlight encapsulates everything Wilder has craved for years, even when he knew he wasn’t ready. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “So much emotion is running through my body right now,” Wilder said. “I was ready for this 10 weeks ago. We only went through a training camp because we didn’t want to get stale. I didn’t need it. I’ve been ready for so long.”The 6-foot-7 American is actually the smaller man in this bout against the 6-foot-9 Fury, whose pure bulk obscures his nimble feet and excellent technique.Punching up is a new feeling for Wilder, both inside and outside the ring, but he can’t wait to try it.“This is bringing me close to my goal to be the one face, the one voice of the heavyweight division,” Wilder said. “America has needed a heavyweight champion like me for years. This is my time.”Wilder took another big step toward his ultimate goal earlier this year when he came back from an early knockdown to stop highly regarded Luis Ortiz in an entertaining finish. When British three-belt champ Anthony Joshua refused his advances this summer, Wilder booked a bout with the resurgent Fury, whose career foundered amid drug abuse and depression after his victory over Klitschko.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img Boxers Deontay Wilder, left, and Tyson Fury exchange words as they face each other at a news conference in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. The pair are slated to fight Saturday night for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES — Deontay Wilder has waited a decade for the chance to pick on somebody his own size.Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is the most accomplished American heavyweight boxer of his era, a superb athlete with vicious punching power and a reckless streak. The Olympic medalist has stopped every man who ever stepped in the professional ring with him, following up his lone decision victory with a knockout in the first round of the rematch.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Simeon Freeman Warns Against Electing Greedy Politicians

first_imgMPC standard bearer, businessman Simeon Freeman Opposition politician Simeon Freeman has signalled the danger in electing “old and greedy politicians with a history of exploiting the system to enrich themselves and their families.”Mr. Freeman is a businessman and leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) political party that participated in the 2011 Legislative and Presidential Elections.Addressing scores of citizens in Salala District, Bong County, over the weekend, Mr. Freeman urged the electorate to refuse to be carried away by empty talk from old politicians still hanging around. Some of such individuals Mr. Freeman explained, have always lived in luxury at the expense of the masses.“People that worked for government have shown you their work over the years. They have shown that without a government job, they cannot survive. When they need your votes, they will go everywhere with you; they even allow you sometimes to enter their bedrooms. They answer every call when they want your votes.But, after winning the election, they become too busy people to meet those that voted them in and those things they promised along the way, change automatically.I say, Bong County, shine your eyes on those you vote for in these elections, Mr. Freeman intoned.The MPC political leader warned that electing the same ‘old politicians’ is a clear indication that the system will remain the same while a majority of the people suffer at the hands of bad governance.“Putting the same people back in power will be an opportunity for their children to prosper at the detriment of the masses. You shouldn’t be the ones giving their children these opportunities when your children should also benefit from the national cake,” he pointed out.The businessman turn politician made these assertions when he graced the adoption of SASAFU constitution and membership drive program.SASAFU is an organization that brings together three districts in Lower Bong County for the purpose of fostering development in those regions.Mr. Freeman then committed L$125,000 towards the sustainability of the organization; he promised to provide stationeries for the organization’s offices.He called on the leadership of the organization to rotate SASAFU meetings in the three districts in order to show unity and the people’s participation in activities of the organization.SASAFU should have sub-offices in all three districts, Freeman said.The organization is being tipped as a force to be reckoned with in selecting public officials for the county, in an upcoming Special Senatorial Election.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘We’re with You’

first_imgThe President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, has slammed the international community for failing to make [basic healthcare] accessible to low-income economies such as Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone over the years where thousands of people are dying from Ebola because they here were born in the wrong place on earth ‘in the lottery of birth.’The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed over 4,000 people in the sub-region and infected nearly 10,000, says World Health Organization (WHO). But Dr. Kim has assured the people of the three countries hit hardest by the virus that the world community is united with them (West Africans) particularly Liberia, in a concerted global effort to safeguard lives in the wake of an Ebola outbreak. “We are with you and will stand by you,” Kim said in remarks at a specially  organized meeting with the Liberian delegation on the sidelines of the ongoing World Bank Group and IMF Annual meetings convening in Washington D.C., USA.“We are with you. The international response was slow from the beginning. It took a long time to get to you, but be assured that we are with you,” Dr. Kim said. “If we have the local health people to do the work on the ground, let them to do it. What has happened in the past is that there has been low expectation.”A dispatch from the US says the outspoken World Bank President told the Liberian delegation that more focus would be placed on stopping Ebola. “All of us at global levels failed first, but now, we are with you. What we are trying to do is not to fail you. We cannot allow ourselves to fail you.”He warned that if much is not done and soon, the infection would continue to spread to other countries and even continents. “This virus would spread to other countries if we don’t move faster, as we have seen with the first Ebola case in the United States this past week. This pandemic shows the deadly cost of unequal access to basic services and the consequences of our failure to fix this problem.”As a consequence, the ability to boost shared prosperity in West Africa — and potentially the entire continent — may be quickly disappearing.Dr. Kim emphasized that the world’s response to date has been inadequate, and that it has been painful to see a replay old failures from previous epidemics.He promised the Liberian delegation that the Bank would continue to remain engaged with the affected countries, noting “overall, we have pledged US$400 million to support treatment and containment. And we have devoted our considerable analytical resources to show that acting now will save hundreds of millions, if not tens of billions of dollars.”The meeting comes at a time when Liberia is experiencing the worst ever outbreak of the “Ebola Virus Disease” (EVD) in history, which has claimed over 2,000 lives in the country and posed  further risks of exposure to the larger population and as well, a severe impact on the economy.Earlier, Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Amara M. Konneh,  highlighted government’s current challenges and the gains that have been recorded so far in the fight against Ebola. But a lot more is needed to be done, he warned. “We need to revamp the entire health sector. Our health system has been affected greatly. The economy which was projected to grow at 5.9 percent in 2014 has now receded to just one percent. Our (economy) is in recession,” Minister Konneh briefed the Bank President. He called on the international community not to forget about the economic consequences. “We want to fight Ebola and at the same time we want this fight to finish quickly so we can start the recovery process, in order that our citizens may  regain their livelihood.”Minister Konneh explained that the service sector is the hardest hit, declining significantly to some 10 percent. “We have to achieve two things: To tell the Liberian people’s story in the context of the Mano River Union (MRU) story, to mobilize resources for an effective response to fight the Ebola virus and at the same time to strengthen the healthcare delivery system.He encouraged the Bank and other partners to increase their support to the affected countries, looking beyond the aftermath of the crisis. “We want quality healthcare for our people, but even after Ebola, communities devastated by this outbreak will need to rebuild, accelerate economic activity and drive back livelihood.”He thanked the Bank and other partners for the level of support so far, which he says is boosting government’s Ebola response activities.Minister Konneh and delegation, including the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia   (CBL), Dr. J. Mills Jones, Dr. Francis Kateh, of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Representative Munah Pelham Youngblood, are scheduled to hold a series of multilateral and bilateral discussions aimed at rallying support for the government’s “National Ebola Response Strategy.”With the latest death toll from Ebola now at 4,000 in the three worst-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, a new economic impact assessment from the World Bank Group warns that if the epidemic were not   significantly contained and is allowed to infect people in neighboring countries, some of which have much larger economies, the two-year regional financial impact could reach US$32.6 billion by the end of 2015.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more