Urgent call: Make it Pacquiao vs Matthysse

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Alvarado is a banged-up warrior who got seriously crushed in a losing title defense against Ruslan Provodnikov in October 2013. He was stopped in 10 rounds.As noted by Philboxing.com founder and chief editor Dong Secuya, Alvarado next lost by decision to Juan Manuel Marquez in May 2014, before being stopped by Brandon Rios in three rounds in January 2015.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“It was in the last Rios loss that he seemed out of it,” Dong Secuya said.It’s a bit puzzling, but if there’s anything unique Arum has found, it could be Alvarado’s four-straight wins (against unranked foes) since his return to the ring. For the record, Pacquiao has not bothered to comment directly on Arum’s choice of Alvarado.Yesterday, veteran sportswriter Nick Giongco reported Pacquiao has bared his choice of a next opponent.“I want Matthysse,” Giongo said Pacquiao told him during a break in the Senate Tuesday afternoon.Giongco said Pacquiao believes his own aggressive style and Matthysse’s penchant for toe-to-toe combat would make for a very compelling bout.Matthysse took the WBA 147-lb belt with a stoppage of Thailand’s Tewa Kiram last month. His record is 39 wins, 4 losses, one draw with 36 KOs.“Matthysse is the fight that I like, a fight fans would also like to see,” Giongco quoted Pacquiao as declaring.Trainer Freddie Roach has himself said he would love Pacquiao to face Matthyse next.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meanwhile, Bob Arum has declared Pacquiao vs Matthysse an impossibility.“I see Manny has talked about fighting Matthysse,” Arum told Boxingscene. “But that’s not gonna happen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teng feeling like a rookie again in reunion with Jarencio at GlobalPort LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Veteran promoter Bob Arum made a promise to provide something unique (and nice) for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight. After a long wait, it turned out the unusual opponent Arum meant was former world title-holder Mike Alvarado.Top Rank Inc. has announced that the Pacquiao-Alvarado bout would be featured side-by-side with the WBO welterweight title defense in April of Australian Jeff Horn against the unbeaten Terence Crawford of Omaha.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

UG to open new language lab

first_imgThousands of University of Guyana students will soon benefit from the creation of a modern language laboratory at the University’s Turkeyen Campus through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China and the University.This MoU provides for a grant valued at $4.6 million, which will be used to fund the acquisition of furniture, computers, headsets and other items to create a more effective and interactive learning environment conducive to language learning.This new laboratory will create a more efficient environment than traditional classrooms and will include virtual classroom, newspapers, books, a large library of videos and resources for the students.Dr Barbara Reynolds and Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Chen Xilai signing of the MoU on TuesdaySigning on behalf of UG was Deputy Vice Chancellor, Dr Barbara Reynolds with responsibility for Planning and International Engagement at the University of Guyana, while Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission Chen Xilai signed on behalf of the Chinese Embassy.Dr Reynolds told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the new laboratory will allow Guyanese students to communicate better with international teachers, students, tourists and other persons in their professional lives.“The foreign languages programme is critical. We’re looking to reanimate the languages the University has offered. Having a fully functional language lab so that students can go there…and engage, it is a lab to satisfy a particular need,” Dr Reynolds is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The University of Guyana Currently offers several courses, and up to a Bachelor’s Degree, in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Mandarin.The creation of this designated lab forms part of a larger strategy by the University for developing, revising, and revamping the language programmes. The lab is slated to be opened in time for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.last_img read more

No-confidence motion for debate on December 21

first_imgThe no-confidence motion filed by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo last month against the coalition Government is expected to come up for debate next week.According to Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, they have been hearing of this all day Thursday and were not officially informed by the National Assembly.“But I asked the [Government] Chief Whip [Amna Ally] and she said ‘yes it is December 21’,” Teixeira told uyana Times.Jagdeo had first announced the no-confidence motion on the heels of devastating losses in the Local Government Elections (LGE) for the coalition Government and went ahead to file the motion with the National Assembly on November 15, 2018.The Opposition was expecting that the motion would be heard and debated beforeGovernment Chief Whip Amna Allythe presentation of the 2019 Budget, which was done almost two weeks later on November 26, 2018.The Party had contended that November 26 was already scheduled to be private members day, where their matters take precedence. However, the reading of the National Budget has taken over that day; with the result that another private members day must be scheduled.However, as the Opposition was preparing to deal with the motion at the next sitting of the National Assembly – prior to the Budget presentation – that session was abruptly cancelled at Government’s request and the PPP MPs turned up to an empty chamber.Jagdeo had explained that the convention is that once a no-confidence motion is filed, it takes precedence over other issues. The Opposition Leader pointed to standard practice in democracies around the world, where no confidence motions are given priority. A poignant example of this is in Sri Lanka, where multiple no confidence votes have been held against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.“If a no-confidence motion is filed in the Government, you can’t proceed to a budget debate while that is hanging. What if it succeeds?” he had questioned.However, Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs, had written the Opposition, informing them that their motion will not be heard before the 2019PPP Chief Whip Gail TeixeiraBudget is dealt with by the House. The 2019 Budget is expected to wrap up today when the consideration of estimates for the various Budget agencies concludes.The PPP had contended the motion was lodged based on concrete reasons upon which the Guyanese people had rejected the People’s National Congress-led coalition. It pointed to the thousands of jobs that have been lost as a result of the closure of Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) estates.In addition, the Party referred to the various scandals that have erupted under the Administration. They include the single sourcing of the feasibility contract for the new Demerara River crossing, the single sourcing of a drug bond and the single sourcing of drug procurement contracts.The Party further noted the numerous breaches of fiscal laws flagged by the Audit Office of Guyana in its reports, as well as the lack of accountability in the D’Urban Park project; something even the Auditor General had to launch a special probe into.The depletion of Guyana’s gold and foreign reserves was also highlighted. In fact, a report from the Central Bank earlier this year had indicated that Guyana’s net foreign reserves, held by the Bank in foreign currency notes; has fallen to its lowest point since 2008.Tax collection has increased dramatically; a point alluded to by the Party. <<<>>> had reported findings from the recently released 2017 Auditor General report, which had showed that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) collected more taxes than was even anticipated.In the End of Year Budget and Reconciliation Report, it noted that the projected revenue for 2017 was $186 billion. Instead, Government actually collected $195 billion in current revenue. This includes duties, levy, personal income and withholding taxes.Court settlements since the coalition Government took office were also zeroed in on by the Party. The Attorney General’s Chambers has come under much criticism for not being able to secure success for several cases against the State.Since taking office, in addition to losing cases, Government has opted to enter into out-of-court settlements. These settlements included sums to the tune of US$5.7 million; $226 million and $3.8 billion.last_img read more

Chelsea line-up v Maribor: Mourinho to rest nobody for clash?

first_img1 Despite a trip to Old Trafford looming, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists he is fully focused on Champions League opponents Maribor. That means a strong team will take to the Stamford Bridge pitch.Diego Costa, Ramires, Andre Schurrle, Kurt Zouma and Didier Drogba are all out, but that won’t stop Chelsea looking to maintain their position at the top of Group G.“I do not have Manchester United in mind, I have Maribor in mind. I don’t rest players,” Mourinho said.Possible Chelsea line-up v Maribor: 1 Left-back Filipe Luis is likely to get his opportunity on the left against Man United with Cesar Azpilicueta suspended for the Premier League match.Do you agree with the above starting XI? What is your prediction for the match? Jose Mourinho will not rest key players last_img read more

Emery challenges Ozil to prove his worth

first_imgThe German midfielder has spent much of this term on the sidelines nursing a series of minor ailments, with Emery often leaving out Ozil on the rare occasions he is fully fit.Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who signed Ozil from Real Madrid, this week questioned whether the club-record contract had left the player in the “comfort zone”.After reportedly expressing frustration at Ozil’s lack of work-rate in the past, Emery admitted the 30-year-old has to train more consistently if he is to be selected in the future.Ozil missed last week’s Europa League last 32 first-leg defeat at BATE Borisov as he was still feeling the effects of a sickness bug.He trained on Wednesday and could feature in the second leg against BATE on Thursday.“First, mostly, the key is in his hand. And he is working very well this week. I ask him in our conversations to be consistent. To be available for us training,” Emery told reporters.“When you can train with regularity, consistency, you can help us after in the games. Now I think this week is good for all the players because we are in an important moment for the season.“He needs to be consistent, be available for training, for the matches. Without the injuries, without being sick. Like that, I think we can see the best Mesut with us.”BATE stunned Arsenal last week by securing a 1-0 lead to defend at the Emirates Stadium, with the Belarusian champions having not played a competitive game since mid-December.The Gunners remain favourites to advance given the gap in quality between the two sides.But Emery is prepared for a tense evening and he called for loud backing from Arsenal fans as his team look to advance in a tournament that brings Champions League qualification for the winners.“For us tomorrow is a very important match. After the first result we must manage the game and also know we may need more minutes after the 90 minutes,” he said.“It is also very important to play in our stadium with our supporters, and we need their support for this match and I hope there is a big atmosphere for us.“Together, with their support, I know our players can play and give their all.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal manager Unai Emery talks with German midfielder Mesut Ozil © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 20 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery has challenged troubled star Mesut Ozil to prove his worth after a season marred by injuries and illness.Ozil has failed to repay Arsenal’s decision to hand him a lucrative new contract last season that made him one of the Premier League’s top earners.last_img read more

Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday: Live commentary, team news and kick-off time

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday It’s a different story for Wednesday though, who revealed that they’ve been under a transfer embargo this summer.They lost an opening day thriller at Wigan, before a lacklustre 1-1 draw at home to Hull.What time is kick-off?This game is set for Sunday, August 19.Kick-off is at 3pm.The match has been shifted to Sunday due to Wednesday’s involvement in the Carabao Cup, where they saw off Sunderland 2-0 on Thursday night.How can I listen on talkSPORT?You can catch the live coverage of this match on talkSPORT2.Tune in using your DAB radio, or use our online player to listen to all the action from Griffin Park. smart causal Wednesday won in the cup in midweek but have started slowly in the league FOOTBALL LATEST Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener There’s more Championship action on the radio as Brentford host Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday evening.The Bees have made a superb start to the new season, thrashing Rotherham before grabbing an excellent point away at relegated Stoke. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 1 What is the team news?Adam Reach was superb in the Carabao Cup win over Sunderland is fast becoming a Luhukay favourite.Wednesday played a strong team in the win but did manage to rest some of their stars, giving game time to Frederik Nielsen, Alex Hunt, Connor Kirkby, Matt Penney and Jack Lee.Brentford boss Dean Smith made 11 changes for their midweek exploits and could field the same team that did so well at Stoke. Getty highlights How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes ALTERED possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade NEW ERA last_img read more

SHOCK AT SUDDEN DEATH OF FORMER LETTERKENNY TOWN COUNCILLOR

first_imgThere has been shock in Letterkenny following the sudden death of former Town Councillor Frank Gallagher.Mr Gallagher, who only took ill recently, died on Friday last.The well-known local man and Green Party supporter was co-opted onto the town council following the resignation of Neil Clarke. Mr Gallagher, Rhan, Letterkenny and formerly of Belfast will be buied this morning at New Leck Cemetary after funeral mass at St Eunan’s Cathedral.EndsSHOCK AT SUDDEN DEATH OF FORMER LETTERKENNY TOWN COUNCILLOR was last modified: June 27th, 2011 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:Frank Gallagherlast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: McSTAY OPTS FOR KERRY BUT BROLLY STICKS WITH JIM!

first_imgDonegal may be favourites for next Sunday’s All-Ireland final but not all the pundits are seeing it that way.Joe Brolly shocks nobody by going for Donegal in the All-Ireland final.Highly-respected pundit and RTE analyst Kevin McStay has opted for Kerry at Croker.The man many believe could be the next Mayo manager said he thinks Kerry will win by perhaps two points but they will certainly win. McStay puts his cards on the table in a preview of the big game on the Sunday Game last night.Presenter Des Cahill asked McStay and fellow panelist Joe Brolly to pick a winner.And predictably, after swooning over Jim McGuinness and the Donegal team for fifteen minutes, the Derry man went for Donegal.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: McSTAY OPTS FOR KERRY BUT BROLLY STICKS WITH JIM! was last modified: September 15th, 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) Tags:donegalJOE BROLLYKerryKevin McStaylast_img read more

DONEGAL DISMISS REBEL RESISTANCE – CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY

first_imgOdhran Mac Niallais fires home Donegal’s goal midway through the second-half.Home fixture, home win – that’s generally how things go for Donegal when it comes to league football and so it proved yesterday. It was just a one point win in the end which would suggest a close game but in truth Donegal were a notch above their visitors from the Rebel County.by Cathal MacSuibhne It was a typical Spring encounter in Ballyshannon – bitterly cold, a biting wind and even a hail shower or two thrown in. It all made for very tough conditions for the players and also for the Aodh Ruadh club volunteers manning the tea-stand – a gust of wind just after the half time whistle almost sent their takings into orbit but quick hands from everyone in the queue managed to keep the club accounts in the black.Despite the slim margin at the final whistle, it was in the early stages that the battle was decided. With the wind at their backs, Cork went back to their old habits of lateral passing and slow build up play which suited Donegal’s massed defence. It was the wrong approach to take with a stiff breeze behind them and five points was a paltry return at the break – Donegal managed seven in the second half but with fourteen men for much of it.The Rebels failed to get quick ball into their lethal inside line of Donnacha O’Connor, Brian Hurley and Colm O’Neill although the latter’s failure to score from play can also be attributed to the strong display of Neil McGee, who made his first start of the year.At the other end of the field, the hosts were methodical in their attack construction as they faced the elements as well as Cork’s own blanket defence. It was a tough combination to break down but going in level at the break was a decent return and it was primarily down to the finishing of Martin O’Reilly. The diminutive forward has a knack of popping up towards the end of moves in a yard of space and is prepared to try his luck with efforts on the target. His endeavour is being rewarded thus far in Division One and an impressive return of 0-4 from play was etched beside his name in the final totting up, a marvellous scoring feat considering the conditions.For the second game in succession, Michael Murphy didn’t see out the full seventy minutes – a deserved black card against Dublin three weeks ago was followed today by a harsh second yellow caution. Up until that dismissal around the fifty minute mark, his side were in complete control having gone on a five point, unanswered scoring rampage at the start of the second half.Such is Michael’s tackling style that he sails dangerously close to the wind at times yet he could have been given some leniency by Joe McQuillan today for what seemed an honest enough attempt at a challenge. The Cavan official seemed to be of the opinion that any subsequent foul to the initial yellow card results in an automatic second, which should not be the case.In any event, Donegal needed to weather the storm that was thrown at them following the discharge of their captain and it was in the closing stages that Patrick McBrearty and Odhran MacNiallais showed great leadership and took on scoring responsibility. McBrearty scored the winner with a lovely finish after wriggling free of two red jerseys and it continued his fine run of form.MacNiallais had a superb game from start to finish and it’s hugely encouraging to see that he’s not resting on his laurels after a sterling breakthrough season in 2014. The Gaoth Dobhair clubman is looking to push on and become a mainstay of this team and his maturity and intelligence develops with every outing. Others to impress included Mark McHugh and Frank McGlynn with the phenomenal stamina that both players possess being utilised to the maximum today such was the amount of running required on the heavy pitch.Neil Gallagher put in his customary effortless performance of fielding, defending and initiating attacks. While all around him, lads are straining every sinew to make and track runs, the big Glenswilly man does everything at his own pace and makes midfield play look so easy. He bossed the middle third today and at one stage in the second half, Cork used their numerical advantage to double team him on Paul Durcan’s restarts.Durcan had a big bearing on the first half, illustrating how a goalkeeper should deal with kicking into a strong breeze. The low trajectory of his kicks gained both possession and distance for his side and allowed his team to start attacks from further up the pitch. Conversely Ken O’Halloran made a mess of his kick-outs at the start of the second period and the subsequent surrender of possession played a part in Donegal gaining such a foothold at that time in the contest; after the sending off, the Cork No 1 had a spare player to find and this made the retention of the ball much easier.The manager’s main gripe after the Dublin match was his team’s lack of composure and failure to put away their chances. He won’t have been too happy with today’s closing quarter in that regard as his side should have been much further ahead before Tomas Clancy’s goal made for an unnecessarily nervy finish. Substitute Colm McFadden and the lively Ryan McHugh managed to spurn an excellent goal chance by over-playing the ball while shooting chances were ignored and the extra pass played a little too often. The team’s economy in front of goal has a lot of room for improvement and next week in O’Donnell Park would be a good place to start.DONEGAL DISMISS REBEL RESISTANCE – CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY was last modified: March 2nd, 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)last_img read more

Chelsea snub Lukaku bid but may let Lampard go for free – reports

first_imgDanish club FC Copenhagen have had an offer to take striker Romelu Lukaku on loan rejected by Chelsea, according to The People.The same newspaper also reports that Chelsea have refused to let defender Gary Cahill play for Britain at this summer’s Olympics, while Daniel Sturridge has been given permission.Boss Roberto Di Matteo and the club’s top brass are said to have insisted that Cahill, who missed Euro 2012 because of a broken jaw, must complete a full pre-season with them.The Mail on Sunday say LA Galaxy are ready to make a fresh move to prise Frank Lampard away from Chelsea.The People claim Lampard has been offered a two-year deal worth £13m by the MLS outfit, is seriously considering the move and may even be allowed to leave on a free transfer to save the £9m he will apparently be paid in the final year of his Blues contract.Lampard, 34, has repeatedly dismissed speculation about his future and insisted he intends to stay at Stamford Bridge.The People also say QPR will ask Tottenham if they can take David Bentley on loan, and that Fulham are in talks to sign Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Sivok, who is a free agent after leaving Turkish club Besiktas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more