Joshua Pacio embraces pressure of being first Team Lakay to defend ONE title in 2019

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia—Filipino Joshua Pacio would be lying if he said he’s not feeling pressure as he defends his strawweight title against Yosuke Saruta in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Pacio doesn’t see the pressure as a burden but rather as a constant reminder to be at his best not only for himself but for his entire squad.“The pressure is not stressful at all. The pressure is more on the positive side that I just need to win for my team,” he said. “And whether I’m the first or not, my goal is the same which is to win.”Pacio just turned 23 on January 10 and he hopes to give himself the best birthday gift on Sunday the way his teammate Eduard Folayang won his title fight against Amir Khan last November which was a day after his birthday.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history UFC obliging troubled Greg Hardy’s desire for 2nd chance “This will be the best birthday gift for me. It happened to kuya Eduard last November where he got himself the belt so it would be nice if I get to defend my title.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Pacio is just one of four current titleholders out of Baguio City’s Team Lakay.“I’m excited but at the same time there’s a bit of pressure because I’m the first one on my team who will be defending his title,” Pacio told Filipino scribes on the eve of his bout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs View commentslast_img read more

Thousands of Venezuelans break barricades, cross Colombia border

first_imgPeople cross the Colombian-Venezuelan border over the Simon Bolivar international bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, April 2, 2019Thousands of Venezuelans broke through barricades along the international border with Colombia on Tuesday, according to the migration office in Bogota, which warned Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro that he would be held responsible for any problems that may occur.Maduro in February blocked bridges joining the two nations in a bid to prevent a US-backed effort to distribute hundreds of tonnes of humanitarian aid to the crisis-wracked nation.With bridges blocked by containers and trucks, Venezuelans have been wading through the Tachira River to reach the city of Cucuta, on Colombia’s northern border, to find food, medicines and work. But torrential rains in recent days have made that impossible.“The usurper Maduro is responsible for anything that may happen to the population that is transiting between the two countries,” said Christian Kruger, head of Colombia’s migration agency, highlighting the risk of the Simon Bolivar Bridge being weakened.Millions of Venezuelans have fled to Colombia to escape widespread shortages of food and medicine in their homeland, seeking jobs locally and passage into other Latin American countries.Venezuela plunged into a deep political crisis in January, when Juan Guaidó, head of the Opposition-controlled Congress, invoked the Constitution to declare himself interim President, arguing Maduro’s 2018 re-election was not legitimate.US President Donald Trump has taken steps to ratchet up pressure on Maduro and bolster Guaidó, who has been recognised as President by the United States and more than 50 other countries, including Colombia.Colombia’s Government says providing Venezuelan migrants with access to basic services and expanding healthcare, education and public utilities costs it a half percentage point of annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Colombia’s GDP in 2018 was some US$312 billion (Reuters)Venezuela’s Guaidó stripped of immunity, can face prosecutionVenezuelan lawmakers loyal to President Maduro stripped Opposition Leader Guaidó’s immunity Tuesday – and authorised the high court to criminally prosecute him for proclaiming himself the crisis-hit country’s ruler.Guaidó – who is recognised by over 50 countries – had earlier expressed fears of being abducted by Government agents following a request by the Supreme Court on Monday to the Constituent Assembly to lift his parliamentary immunity.Critics of the controversial two-year-old body say it was created to rubber-stamp Maduro’s decisions and sideline the Opposition-controlled National Assembly.“They can try to kidnap me,” said Guaidó.The Constituent Assembly’s President, Diosdado Cabello, announced pro-Maduro lawmakers had unanimously authorised the Supreme Court to prosecute Guaidó, leaving him also liable to be charged for breaching a January 29 Government ban on leaving the country.The court had been investigating Guaidó for usurping Maduro’s powers by declaring himself interim President on January 23 – a move which rapidly gained international support.“You know how the regime acts. This is not even persecution – this is inquisition,” said Guaidó, who recognises neither the court nor the Constituent Assembly.Neither institution “has the quality of being able to lift immunity or invalidate, we have to say things as they are,” he said.Travel banGuaidó was speaking to reporters prior to a meeting of his own National Assembly, which sits in the same federal palace building as the rival Constituent Assembly.Monday’s court ruling cited Guaidó’s violation of a ban on his travel outside Venezuela when he visited Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Paraguay from late February to early March.The move came after Venezuela’s Auditor General’s office announced Thursday that it had stripped Guaidó of the right to hold public office for 15 years, a decision he rejected as invalid.Parallel to the political battle, the country has been hit by a series of devastating blackouts that have left millions without water, prompting the Government to replace the country’s Energy Minister and institute power rationing in a bid to address the outages.Three major blackouts hit Venezuela in March, worsening already dire living and economic conditions in the country, and prompting authorities to take steps aimed at curbing the outagesMaduro – whose government has blamed “terrorists” for alleged attacks that have damaged the country’s main hydroelectric power plant – announced that he was appointing Igor Gavidia Leon to replace retired general Luis Motta Dominguez as Energy Minister.The new Minister “is an electrical industry worker with 25 years of experience, an engineer who had many responsibilities”, Maduro said.On Sunday, Maduro announced 30 days of electricity rationing, after his government said it was shortening the workday and keeping schools closed due to blackouts.The measures are a stark admission by the Government that there is not enough electricity to go around, and that the power crisis is here to stay.With no electricity, pumping stations can’t work, so water service is limited.Schools and universities are scheduled to reopen today. 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first_imgHE’S one of the best players in the country himself.But Paul Flynn reckons there’s no-one better than DCU team-mate Michael Murphy.Click play to watch the interview.And to see Murphy’s Banana Kick Point… DDTV VIDEO: ‘MURPHY IS BEST PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY’ – SAYS FLYNN was last modified: February 15th, 2013 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:DDTV VIDEO: ‘MURPHY IS BEST PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY’ – SAYS FLYNNlast_img read more

Murder overnight two more couples shot – one pair in critical condition

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #RBPF, murder Bahamas, September 5th, 2017 – Nassau – The murders are not stopping, even in the face of a potentially deadly storm and when Bahamians and residents ought to be focused on preparing and helping each other to prepare, killers are killing and shooting men, women and last week, a child.  Police say an investigation is on now for yet another spree of shootings and one man is dead.  Around 9pm last night, a man and woman were sitting in their yard on Abner Street in Fox Hill when a dark coloured car rolled up, fired shots, struck both of them and they are now recuperating in stable condition at hospital.  An hour later, 10pm a man and a woman were about to make a deposit at a local bank on Madeira Street when they were approached by two men with handguns who shot and robbed them of that deposit bag, they sped off in a dark coloured vehicle.  The man was killed on the spot, the woman is in critical condition.  One hour after that, a man had just gotten home on Croton Street in Pinewood Gardens when a dark coloured vehicle pulled up, the occupants of it shot him and then sped off.  The man is now in critical condition.  The police reports reveal that three couples – man and woman – were shot in less than 24 hours in Nassau.  Police do not say if these incidents on Monday night, all involving a dark coloured vehicle, are linked. By Deandrea Hamilton Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Bahama Police report on crash landing off West End Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019last_img read more

Preholiday gift guide with Sima Cohen

first_img Posted: November 3, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Sima Cohen joined us October 27th on Good Morning San Diego. KUSI Newsroom, November 3, 2018 Pre-holiday gift guide, with Sima Cohen Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Media should be blamed for everything Nur Hossains brother

first_imgNur HossainPrime accused in the Narayanganj 7-murder case Nur Hossain’s brother Nur Uddin has held the media responsible for Nur Hossain’s indictment in the sensational murder case.Nur Uddin made the accusation while talking to Prothom Alo outside the room of the High Court bench of justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and justice Mustafa Zaman Islam which are reading out the verdict on the death references and appeals in the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder cases.A Narayanganj court on 16 January last sentenced 26 people, including three RAB officials and ex-city councillor, and ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) leader Nur Hossain, to death and nine others to different jail terms in the two cases filed over the sensational seven-murder incident.Nur Uddin – just junior to Nur Hossain among their six brothers – is now controlling the “empire” Nur Hossain built in the commercial city of Narayanganj at the behest of the administration, according to the media reports.When his attention was drawn to his brother’s indictment, Nur Uddin said, “In fact, the situation has reached such a stage just because of the media. You please don’t mind.”According to Nur Uddin, it is the media which has expedited the trial of 7-murder case and that’s why they could not make necessary preparations to fight the legal battle.He said the trial began even before they appoint a counsellor in the lower court which handed down the death penalty for his brother.Nur Uddin hoped that his brother will be released and they will continue the legal battle until his release.On 27 April 2014, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah area of Narayanganj.At the same time, senior lawyer at the District Judge’s Court Chandan Kumar Sarkar and his driver were abducted on their way to the capital.Three days after their abduction, the bodies of six including Nazrul and Chandan, were recovered from the Shitalakhya River.The following day, the body of Nazrul’s car driver Jahangir was recovered from the river.Later, Selina Islam Beauty, the widow of Nazrul Islam, filed a case against six people while advocate Chandan Sarkar’s son-in-law filed the other case.last_img read more

Holy Ashura being observed

first_imgShia community members bring out Tazia processions in the city marking the day. Photo: Hasan RajaHoly Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), is being observed in the country on Sunday with due religious fervour and solemnity.On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam, the grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), along with his family members and 72 followers embraced the martyrdom in the hands of Yazid’s soldiers at the desert of Karbala to uphold the teachings of the Prophet (SM).The day is a public holiday.President M Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday issued separate messages on the eve of the holy Ashura, paying deep respects to Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala, reports BSS.In his message, the president said the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and his companions in Karbala for upholding the ideals of Islam, the religion of peace and tranquility, is remaining as a glorious event in history.He said the eternal message of Ashura inspires us to be vocal against any injustice and repression and walk on the path of truth and justice.The president called upon the Muslim Ummah to build an equitable and just society imbued with the message of the holy Ashura.He wished unity, solidarity and continued progress of the Muslim Ummah.Shia community members bring out Tazia processions in the city marking the day. Photo: Hasan RajaIn her message, the prime minister urged all to be imbued with the teachings of holy Ashura to establish truth and justice in all spheres to combat all sorts of injustice in the national life.She said the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and his companions to establish peace and justice in society is a glaring and emulating example for the Muslim Ummah across the world.The day of Ashura is significant in human history, she said adding that this day is very sacred to the Muslims across the world.Different political, socio-cultural and religious organisations have chalked out various programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner.The programmes include procession, Quran-Khwani, Milad Mahfil, fasting, special prayer and feeding of the destituteShia community members will bring out Tazia processions in the city marking the day.The Tajia procession will start from Imambara Husaini Dalan in Old Dhaka and the procession will be surrounded by law enforcers.Adequate security measures have already been taken around Imambara Husaini Dalan to ensure smooth observance of Holy Ashura.Apart from Husaini Dalan, police will be deployed on the rooftops on some buildings at some major points of Imambara for security reasons.Security will be provided in some major places in Imambara where the Shia community will gather to celebrate the day.Meanwhile, police have banned carrying of lethal weapons like metal weapons, knife, sword and other sharp weapons during Tajia procession.Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private TV channels will air special programmes highlighting the significance of the day.last_img read more

8th annual Spirited Women of Baltimore Power Lunch Awards will present the 8th annual Spirited Women of Baltimore Power Lunch & Awards, Aug. 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Over 300 female and male leaders, doers, go getters and spirited members of the community are anticipated for high power networking, a gourmet meal and inspired awards presentation to 17 individuals who make extraordinary contributions to their community. Visit  or call 443-672-CITY (2489) for more information.last_img