first_imgFILE – This a Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 file photo of AIBA President Ching-Kuo Wu as he poses for picture with referees in the ring after the final matches at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The embattled governing body of Olympic boxing has picked Russia to host the 2019 men’s world championships, amid reports of a no-confidence vote against President Ching-Kuo Wu. The International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, says its executive committee chose Sochi to host the two-yearly event. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)MOSCOW — The embattled governing body of Olympic boxing has picked Russia to host the 2019 men’s world championships, amid reports of a no-confidence vote against President Ching-Kuo Wu over concerns about the Switzerland-based body’s finances.The International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, said its executive committee chose 2014 Winter Games host city Sochi to stage the biennial event. The 2017 edition opens Aug. 25 in Hamburg, Germany.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 AIBA’s ruling committee, meeting Monday in Moscow, also picked the Russian capital to host its 2018 congress of member federations.An AIBA statement on the hosting decision did not mention a reported rebellion against Wu.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 New York Times said a 12-2 vote was passed Monday against Wu, who has led AIBA for 11 years.The Taiwanese official is also a longstanding International Olympic Committee member who has sat on its executive board since 2012. He was one of six candidates in the IOC presidential election in 2013. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson AIBA said a statement would be made later Tuesday.Wu and AIBA have repeatedly denied claims of a potential financial crisis for the organization due to investors wanting to call in sums of several millions of dollars.In other hosting decisions Monday, AIBA awarded both the 2021 men’s world championships and 2018 women’s championships to New Delhi, India. The 2019 women’s worlds will be staged in Trabzon, Turkey.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcelino twins get the job done against Salado 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surlast_img read more

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University produced a season-opening upset after sweeping National University, 25-12, 25-18, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.Richard Solis led the Tamaraws with nine points while John Paul Bugaoan and Jude Garcia added eight points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rough start for Lady Bulldogs as main setter goes down with injury in first game Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:14Carpio 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 awardcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bryan Bagunas had 15 points to lead the defending champions who played without setter Kim Dayandante who was deemed ineligible three days before the start of the tournament.In the other game, University of the East brushed off University of the Philippines in four sets, 20-25, 25-10, 25-22, 25-21.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsClifford Inoferio led the Red Warriors with 14 points while Lloyd Josafat added 13 points with Al-jhon Abalon and Geric Ortega had 10 points apiece.John Mark Pillente put up a game-high 17 points to lead the Fighting Maroons. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgA Spelling Bee competition hosted by the Ministry of Education has ended with Bong County emerging as the 1st place winner of this year’s competition.Bong County’s David Howard, Jr. was followed by Vera Lah from Nimba & Courage G. Noring from River Gee in second and third places, respectively.Student Howard is an 8th grader from Bong Mines Central High School, while second place winner, Ms. Lah, is a 7th grader of ArcelorMittal High School in Nimba County. Third place winner Courage G. Noring is an 8th grader of Kaytoken Elementary & Junior High School in River Gee County.The Ministry of Education held the Spelling Bee competition in collaboration with partners, including the Lone Star Cell MTN.Forty-two students participated in this year’s Spelling Bee finals, held at the Monrovia City Hall.First-place winner David Howard Jr., walked away with US$1,500, while the second and third winners cashed in on US$1000 and US$500, respectively.In Education Minister Edmonia Tarpeh’s speech, she said the competition was intended to showcase the spectacular display of scholars and talented students and the best performing students in grades 4 to 8.According to Minister Tarpeh, reading and spelling have been a serious challenge in Liberian schools, and the Spelling Bee competition was one of the ways of motivating the young people to seek academic excellence and focus on preparing themselves for academic activities.“This means reading and spelling should not just be an annual event, rather they must be an activities in the academic life of our students; and we want to encourage teachers, parents, education officers and all partners in the sector to be fully involved,” she said.This year’s competition, which was the 7th annual event of its kind to be organized and hosted by the Ministry of Education, was themed, “Promoting Reading and Spelling in Liberia.”The Minister further reassured participants of her Ministry’s commitment to promoting reading and spelling in Liberian schools in order to foster academic excellence. Tarpeh added that she was overwhelmed by the many parents and students, who showed interest in the competition, throughout the country.She disclosed that ‘avenues’ were being explored in order for future winner to be able to participate in future international Spelling Bee competitions in other countries.“Participating in international Spelling Bee competitions will not only heighten their profile and network, but primarily broaden their academic horizons,” the Education Minister explained.The Country Director of Right to Play, Madam Josephine Kora-Thama, another collaborating partner of the contest, gave each of the 42 participants footballs and said the three winners are Ambassadors of Sports in their respective counties.Madam Kora-Thama expressed appreciation to the MOE for motivating students in their academic activities. She used the occasion to call on parents and teachers to encourage and allow the children to have time to play.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgCrime wave in Region 6With a sharp increase in crimes being reported in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), the region’s Vice Chairman is questioning the motive of Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, since he in not addressing the issue.Regional Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop while addressing the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) on Thursday said murders and robberies have been on the increase over the past six weeks.He made mention of two persons being killed recently at Bush Lot, Berbice during a robbery. According to DeRoop, there was a power outage in the area during theRegional Vice Chairman Dennis DeRooprobbery, but electricity was restored five minutes after the bandits escaped.“There is perception that there is some collusion between some persons working with the power company and the bandits,” he told the RDC, while making mention of the two other robberies at Tain, three in the Black Bush Polder, a robbery and breaking and entering at Number 46 Village, and another robbery at Number 45 Village.“There was a robbery there, very early at 6:30pm (18:30h) in the evening. There seems now to be a new pattern. Bandits don’t break in anymore, but they go in very early when you are still outside between 6:30 and 9:00 [21:00h]. Something must be done. I am not seeing any reaction from the Ministry of Public Security with all these crimes. The Minister is not even making a statement. Can you imagine that two persons were killed and nothing from the Minister?”DeRoop recalled that historically, when such incidents occur, senior persons from the Police Force and sometimes even the Minister will visit the affected families. With the last four murders in Region Six (New Amsterdam, Philippi and two at Bush Lot) this did not happen, he passionately told the RDC.“It tells me that there is no humane feeling from the Minister. He probably don’t care that two lives were lost,” DeRoop said, as he referred to Monday’s robbery at Bush Lot during which two brothers were killed by bandits.“Otherwise he would have been there and we can see him many weekends driving down the road galivanting the whole place and can’t find the time to share some sympathy. I want to condemn the Minister of Public Security.”DeRoop said he is of the belief that the recent upsurge in crime warrants more action from the Public Security Ministry.“We have seen a different pattern of crime escalating in Region Six. I don’t know if after the thrashing they got at the Local Government Elections he lost interest in Region Six; I hope it’s not so…”“He should resign and let the junior Minister move up. He himself in one of his recent statements said he don’t know what to do.”last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi threw away the chance to give Argentina an opening win © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVNIZHNIY Novgorod, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli again defended star player Lionel Messi on Wednesday and said his side’s World Cup match against Croatia was effectively a must-win.The beaten 2014 finalists go into Thursday’s crucial Group D clash desperate for three points after a disappointing 1-1 draw with minnows Iceland in their first outing in Russia. The South Americans have been criticised both for their performance and the result. They took the lead through Sergio Aguero but conceded a goal to Alfred Finnbogason before Messi missed a second-half penalty.Sampaoli admitted Argentina’s “window of opportunity” was narrowing after the draw but said he was confident his team could put things right.“We need to move on to the next phase, that’s what we came here for,” he said. “We don’t want to go to the last match not having resolved that.”Asked repeatedly about Messi, Sampaoli said the disappointing start against Iceland was not the fault of his star player, despite the penalty miss.“We were quite upset about not having won the match but I think… Leo should not shoulder all the responsibility.”He added: “When we succeed with Argentina, everyone takes credit for it but when Argentina loses, it’s always Leo’s fault. I think that’s quite unfair.”Sampaoli is expected to make several changes to his team for the Croatia match, but would not be drawn on his selection as he said he had not yet spoken to his players.Croatia are the group leaders after a 2-0 victory against Nigeria in their first match.Anything but a win on Thursday would leave Argentina needing a positive result in their final group game against the Africans in Saint Petersburg on June 26.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img Sporting Lisbon star Joao Mario in action for Portugal at Euro 2016 Chelsea and Manchester United have been told to forget about signing Sporting Lisbon star Joao Mario.That is according to the club’s president Bruno de Carvalho, who is aware of growing interest from Premier League clubs in the 23-year-old.Mario shone for Portugal at Euro 2016 and helped them to go all the way in France, sparking interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.But De Carvalho has now cooled talk of a move by stating that the club have no need to sell their star players.“Of course there are some players that people want, but nothing has changed compared to what I said in several occasions,” De Carvalho told O Jogo.“Sporting is not a club that intends to sell. We have a well-defined project. We’re hoping everyone will be available for the coach to start his training in one week.“For our own part, nothing has changed, we knew these were great players and now the other clubs have figured it out too. This is something that makes us proud, not worried.” 1last_img read more

first_imgMargo O’Donnell has revealed that she has not visited her Co Donegal hometown since her mother died almost a year ago.Margo – hasn’t been back to Kincasslagh since death of her mother Julia.The older sister of Daniel O’Donnell said she finds it too hard to go back to Kincasslagh since Julia died last May.Julia was 94 when she passed away at Dungloe Community Hospital. Margo said “I used to go back [to Kincasslagh] a lot. I went back for her month’s mind [Mass] and I’ve never been back since.And she added “I don’t know when I’ll go. It’s too hard at the minute so I’ll stay away. I find it very difficult to live without my mam.“I miss her so much. I never thought it would be like this but I’m getting there. She is helping me.”She revealed last year that a build-up of stress and anxiety in the weeks following her mothers death led her to suffer a heart attack. MARGO REVEALS SHE HASN’T BEEN BACK TO KINCASSLAGH SINCE MUM JULIA DIED was last modified: April 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnelldonegalKINCASSLAGHMARGOlast_img read more

first_imgIan ‘The Moose’ Abrahams is every bit as bad a football player as you would imagine. Check him out in the clip above making a complete arse of himself [not for the first time] in a match organised by Football Whispers and involving media and ex-footballers at MK Dons’ stadium.last_img

first_imgTHOUSANDS of visitors are set to descend on Donegal next month – for the Gaelforce North challenge.Last year saw nearly 450 competitors take on the great new challenge of Gaelforce North.The event was a great success with competitors travelling from across the country to experience all that Donegal has to offer. With only 30 days to go until the second year of this event the organisers are hoping that this years event will be just as successful.To help encourage new people to take part in adventure races and to show how they are achievable by all, the organisers have added a new Sprint course to the event.This course will still include all the disciplines of the full course  – cycling, running, kayaking and Errigal, but at 41km is more achievable for beginners to adventure races.“We understand that the thoughts of taking on a course of 64km can be very daunting for those  new to training and adventure races,” said Mona Purcell, race director. “So the new 41km course will still be a challenge, will still show off the great scenery the area has to offer but is definitely achievable.”Both the courses will run on the same day, the 23rd June, and entries are still open at If you fancy getting involved in the event on the day, the organisers are looking for locals to get involved and help out. If interested contact them on 095 42006 or Crossan won last year’s race and is pictured above.  MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST AS THOUSANDS SET FOR DONEGAL FOR GAELFORCE NORTH was last modified: May 23rd, 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:MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST AS THOUSANDS SET FOR DONEGAL FOR GAELFORCE NORTHlast_img read more