Attitude key to Nietes’ success, longevity, says trainer

first_img“Attitude,” his longtime trainer Edito Villamor told “That’s his secret.”“He’ll do what you tell him to do. He respects us, he respects everyone and he’s humble,” Villamor said in Filipino.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 folkNietes has been a world champion since September 30, 2007, a span of 21 fights. The only time he came close to yielding his belt was against Moises Fuentes in 2013 when he settled for a majority draw. The following year, Nietes left nothing to chance and stopped Fuentes in the ninth round.His latest victory, the 41st of his professional career, was when he picked apart former champion Juan Carlos Reveco in seven rounds before a nationally-televised fight in the US last month. Villamor begs to differ.“His attitude is what makes him great, it’s what makes him the longest reigning Filipino champion, it’s what makes him a legend.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jalalon, Sangalang star as Magnolia beats NLEX for 2-1 lead View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 IBF flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes. Photo by Mark GiongcoWhat’s equally impressive is how he remains the same person he once was.“He’s great in the ring but even greater out of the ring,” said ALA Promotions chief Mike Aldeguer, who’s handled Nietes since day one. “He’s never been late to training, he’s never argued with his coach, never overweight for a fight and a humble guy, who’s just destined for success.”“He’s always an example to all the young fighters out there that if you work hard and just stay humble, success will come to you,” Aldeguer added.Nietes insisted that there’s no secret to his seemingly interminable reign, though he said he gets better with age.“I’m like wine. The older, the sweeter,” Nietes said in Filipino. “I don’t have any secret. I just train when I have a fight. Just train hard and be patient.”ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Donnie Nietes is a master inside the boxing ring and yet, what he does with his fists is not the reason why he’s the longest reigning Filipino world champion.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READlast_img read more

Former CNDRA Employee Arrested for US$60K Theft, Tampering

first_imgA former employee of the Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA) has been arrested for economic sabotage, theft of property and tampering with public documents valued at US$60,000, according to court records.Defendant John Charlie is scheduled to appear before the Monrovia City Court to answer to charges of economic sabotage, theft of property and tempering with public documents.CNDRA alleged that defendant Charlie committed the act from 2012 to 2016.While in its employ, CNDRA said, defendant Charlie with the intent to defraud the government of its revenues, falsified the agency’s public records and documents, and received from individuals more than US$60,000.“The defendant out of deception criminally converted said amount to his personal use and benefit,” the Records Agency said.The document further alleged that the defendant’s action is unlawful, criminal, intentional and illegal, which is in violation of Sections 15.51, 12.34 and the New Economic Act.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Protective pumps defective

first_imgNEW ORLEANS – The Army Corps of Engineers, rushing to meet President George W. Bush’s promise to protect New Orleans by the start of the 2006 hurricane season, installed defective flood-control pumps last year despite warnings from its own expert that the equipment would fail during a storm, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The 2006 hurricane season turned out to be mild, and the new pumps were never pressed into action. But the corps and the politically connected manufacturer of the equipment are still struggling to get the 34 heavy-duty pumps working properly. The pumps are now being pulled out and overhauled because of excessive vibration, corps officials said. Other problems have included overheated engines, broken hoses and blown gaskets, according to the documents obtained by the AP. Col. Jeffrey Bedey, who is overseeing levee reconstruction, insisted the pumps would have worked last year and the city was never in danger. Bedey gave assurances that the pumps should be ready for the coming hurricane season, which begins June 1. The corps said it decided to press ahead with installation, and then fix the machinery while it was in place, on the theory that some pumping capacity was better than none. And it defended the manufacturer, which was under time pressure. “Let me give you the scenario: You have four months to build something that nobody has ever built before, and if you don’t, the city floods and the corps, which already has a black eye, could basically be dissolved. How many people would put up with a second flooding?” said Randy Persica, the corps’ resident engineer for New Orleans’ three major drainage canals. The 34 pumps – installed in the drainage canals that take water from this bowl-shape, below-sea-level city and deposit it in Lake Pontchartrain – represented a new ring of protection that was added to New Orleans’ flood defenses after Katrina. The city also relies on miles of levees and hundreds of other pumps in various locations. The drainage-canal pumps were custom-designed and built under a $26.6 million contract awarded after competitive bidding to Moving Water Industries Corp. of Deerfield Beach, Fla. It was founded in 1926 and supplies flood-control and irrigation pumps all over the world. MWI is owned by J. David Eller and his sons. Eller was once a business partner of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in a venture called Bush-El that marketed MWI pumps. And Eller has donated about $128,000 to politicians, the vast majority of it to the Republican Party, since 1996, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. MWI has run into trouble before. The U.S. Justice Department sued the company in 2002, accusing it of fraudulently helping Nigeria obtain $74 million in taxpayer-backed loans for overpriced and unnecessary water-pump equipment. The case has yet to be resolved. Because of the trouble with the New Orleans pumps, the corps has withheld 20 percent of the MWI contract, including an incentive of up to $4 million that the company could have collected if it delivered the equipment in time for the 2006 hurricane season. Misgivings about the pumps were chronicled in a May 2006 memo provided to the AP by Matt McBride, a mechanical engineer and flooded-out Katrina victim who, like many in New Orleans, has been closely watching the rebuilding of the city’s flood defenses. The memo was written by Maria Garzino, a corps mechanical engineer overseeing quality assurance at an MWI test site in Florida. The corps confirmed the authenticity of the 72-page memo, which details many of the mechanical problems and criticizes the testing procedures used. About a dozen of the 34 pumps on order were already in place in New Orleans when Garzino wrote her report, according to Bedey. In her memo, Garzino told corps officials that the equipment being installed was defective. She warned that the pumps would break down “should they be tasked to run, under normal use, as would be required in the event of a hurricane.” The pumps, 60 inches in diameter and capable of moving 200 cubic feet of water per second, are run by pressurized hydraulic oil. The supercharged oil cranks up a hydraulic motor, which in turn spins water-moving propellers. The pumps failed less-strenuous testing than the original contract called for, according to the memo. Originally, each of the 34 pumps was to be “load tested” – made to pump water – but that requirement for all the pumps was dropped, the memo said. Of eight pumps that were load tested, one was turned on for a few minutes and another was run at one-third of operating pressure, the memo said. Three of the other load-tested pumps “experienced catastrophic failure,” Garzino wrote. The memo does not spell out what would have happened if the pumps had failed in a storm. But the corps has acknowledged that parts of New Orleans could be hit with serious flooding if the floodgate pumps could not keep up. Garzino, a corps employee with the agency’s Los Angeles district, was one of many personnel brought in after Katrina. Her memo was sent to Col. Lewis Setliff III, head of a task force assigned to rebuild the flood defenses. Setliff did not return a call for comment. Garzino declined to discuss the memo. MWI Vice President Dana Eller said Garzino’s conclusions about the pumps were premature. “She was there when we turned on the switch,” he said. “If you put your garden hose on and it’s leaking a bit, you’d tighten the garden hose. So that’s what we did.” Bedey said some of what Garzino wrote was alarming and “caused me to ask a series of questions” about the reliability of the pumps. But he said they would have pumped water if they had been needed last hurricane season. Just in case, the corps brought in numerous portable pumps last year and plans to do the same this year, officials said. In the meantime, the corps has paid MWI $4.5 million for six additional pumps, and will use them to troubleshoot the defective ones, Bedey said. The corps said MWI has paid for all other expenses incurred in fixing the pumps. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Beatton Airport Road Fire update – April 23 – 12 p.m.

first_imgYou can also view an interactive map here: FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  An evacuation alert remains in place for the Beatton Airport Road Fire, 50km north west of Fort St. John.According to the latest update, the fire is still 6,300 hectares and only 5 per cent contained.  The Forest Service expects the area to receive 5 to 10 mm of rain.  There are 53 B.C. Wildfire firefighters, B.C. Hydro personnel, 4 pieces of heavy equipment, and 2 helicopters assigned to this fire.  The cause of this fire is still under investigation.The evacuation alert is in effect for the following area:  From 12501 Highway 97N south to the intersection at 258 Road, East to the intersection of 283 Road, North 6.5 km continuing Northwest 9 km to the Beatton Airport Road, West 14962 PDR 204 back to 12501 at Highway 97N. – Advertisement -See this map provided by the Peace River Regional District.evacuationYou can also view a pdf of this map, by clicking here.The Forest Service has also released a map that shows the approximate location of the fire.  We have included the map below.Advertisement You can also view a pdf of this map, by clicking here.The cool wet weather has helped to slow down all the forest fires in the region.  There were no new forest fires in the last 24 hours.The East Pine fire is now 100 per cent contained and crews are working to mop up the fire.  The Lone Prairie fire near Chetwynd is 50 per cent contained.To view the latest info on all the fires in the Province go here: read more

Grealish will decide international future at the end of the season, says Aston Villa boss Sherwood

first_img Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish 1 Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has explained Jack Grealish put his international future on hold because of the club’s Premier League relegation fight.The talented Villa teenager was criticised by both Republic of Ireland and England fans on social media this week for delaying a decision on which of the two countries to represent at senior international level.Birmingham-born Grealish has already represented Ireland at age-grade groups but has yet to disqualify himself from representing the Three Lions at senior level and is at the centre of an international tug-of-war between the two countries for his services.Ireland manager Martin O’Neill said he was “disappointed” that the 19-year-old midfielder had rejected the chance to join up with the Republic squad for next month’s friendly against England and the Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland.But Sherwood said Grealish’s focus is solely on club matters with Villa yet to secure their top-flight status.“It’s not a slant on Ireland, England or anyone,” said Sherwood, whose side can guarantee Premier League survival by winning at Southampton on Saturday.“I don’t think Jack didn’t want to play for Ireland, I don’t think he didn’t want to play for England or Brazil for that matter.“He will make his decision. He’s good enough to play international football but he’s putting that on hold.“The case was he was always going to decide on his international future at the end of this season.“He’s got three very important games to take care of for Aston Villa. His concentration is fully on that.“Jack hasn’t made his mind up what country he wants to represent but the good news is they all want him.“It’s a decision only Jack has to make in a cool, calm situation at the end of this season.”Grealish has been in outstanding form in the last month as Villa have closed in on Premier League safety and reached the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 30, starting the club’s last six games.Sherwood has been praised for his part in Grealish’s development but said he would have no input on the final decision over the player’s international future.“If he wants guidance from me, unfortunately, I can’t give it to him,” Sherwood said.“Only Jack and his family can make that decision.“But Jack has done very well. He’s very confident – a great guy and a good kid.“He wants to improve and that’s what I’ve learnt. He’s not changed since the day I walked in here.”last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, May 12

first_imgSunderland best Everton 3-0 to confirm their Premier League status and send down local rivals Newcastle and Norwich. And Andy Murray is in action in Rome later on today. Here’s the morning’s breaking sports news from Russ Hargreaves and the team.last_img

‘I don’t get the criticism of Raheem Sterling by England fans’

first_img Sterling has returned to form in a Manchester City shirt this season 3 Peter Crouch has defended Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and insists he is a key player for England despite his lack of goals for his country.England play their first game since finishing fourth at the World Cup on Saturday evening in a UEFA Nations League clash against Spain – with LIVE COMMENTARY on talkSPORT.Sterling, who was given a rough time by supporters over his performances in Russia, was set to return but he pulled out of the squad earlier this week with a back injury.The Manchester City forward was a regular starter in Gareth Southgate’s side but, while praised for his effort, he was criticised for his poor decision-making, passing and finishing during the tournament. “But, it would be nice to see Raheem step up with the goals.“Considering how many he has scored for Man City, I believe he can do that for England.”Listen back to Peter Crouch on the Weekend Sports Breakfast above! Raheem Sterling has scored just two goals for England – last finding in the net in 2015 “There have been a couple of times for England where his final ball maybe hasn’t been what it has been for Man City, and goals haven’t quite come as flowingly.“But him and Jesse Lingard were scaring the life out of defenders at the World Cup, they caused teams so many problems.“Pace scares teams and they’ve got ability with that pace and, for me, they were two of the shining lights in the England side at the World Cup.center_img 3 3 Much was expected from the 23-year-old after he scored 23 goals for City last season, while he has continued that form for his club with two goals in three appearances so far this term.He appears to lack the same confidence in an England shirt, but Crouch has backed Sterling to prove his doubters wrong when he next returns to action with the Three Lions.Speaking to talkSPORT on Saturday’s Weekend Sports Breakfast, the much-loved striker said: “Sterling seems to be one of those players a lot of people just can’t get on board with for some reason.“Yeah, he hasn’t scored as many goals for England as he would like, but he’s still playing very, very well. The Man City star was backed by England boss Gareth Southgate throughout the World Cup last_img read more

‘Lazy’ Mesut Ozil is the reason Arsenal have won nothing claims former Chelsea star

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions shining “You bring him back to the Premier League; Jose wouldn’t have anything to do with him. Why? Because he doesn’t track back, because he doesn’t  work hard enough.“And I think when you see the highest paid players at your club that do not do the dirty part of the game; I think that sends a message right through the rest of the team.“Arsene Wenger allowed him to be lazy, allowed him to get away with.” no dice Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BEST OF Latest Premier League Stories Cundy (a staunch Chelsea fan) explained how despite Ozil’s obvious qualities, he would not want him playing alongside the likes of Eden Hazard or Alvaro Morata.He continued: “I wouldn’t want him anywhere near Stamford Bridge. He is a player that is allowed to get away with not giving, at times, 100%.“People tell me Jose Mourinho says he is the best No.10 he has ever worked with – Jose sold him. He would never ever do anything in a Jose team, I don’t care what people say. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Jason Cundy has slammed Mesut Ozil for hindering Arsenal in recent years with his lazy attitude and lack of desire.The former Germany international, who retired after a backlog of political backlash in the summer, scored in the Gunners’ 4-2 Europa League victory over Vorskla Poltava. gameday cracker How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures revealed 3 Ozil joined from Real Madrid in 2013 3 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest Ozil celebrates scoring on Thursday night in the Champions League possible standings Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion center_img “And those two things, I don’t care how much talent you’ve got, unless you have both of those you’re never going to get to the very top.“People tell me he’s won the World Cup, that he’s the German Player of the Year three, four or five times. But I tell you for nothing; one of the reasons Arsenal have done nothing since he’s been there is because of him.”In 2012, Ozil recorded 17 assists and scored four goals as Real Madrid romped to the LaLiga title under Jose Mourinho – finishing with a record 100 points.However, in order to facilitate a world record move for Gareth Bale the following summer, Ozil was shifted off to the Emirates. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 However, he has come under criticism ever since the big-money move However, talkSPORT Drivetime host Adrian Durham claimed the 29-year-old had found his level playing in the ‘Loser’s Cup’.With three FA Cups, one LaLiga title and one World Cup winners medal on his record, former Chelsea star Cundy was quick to corroborate with Durham, claiming Ozil has held back the Gunners since arriving in 2013.“I’ve never said at any point that Ozil is a bad player; we know he’s a good player,” Cundy explained.“Technically he’s very gifted; he can (when given time and space) hurt you. The problem I have is his lack of desire and his lack of heart. Most Popular Football Stories silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? scrap 3 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos REVEALED smart causal Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings REVEALED getty silverware SORRY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more

Track & Field Closes Graduate Classic With Strong Performances

first_img4×400-Meter Relay8. Crawford, Coombe, Skriver, Lang, 4:10.21 Saturday Drake Men’s Results60 Meters (Final)7. Viktor Peka, 6.95 Saturday Results Saturday’s field events featured Lexie Chapman (Pekin, Ill.) taking seventh in the shot put with a toss of 43-8 (13.31m). Her mark was the second best in school history and best by a Bulldog since 1995. Shot Put7. Lexie Chapman, 43-8 (13.31m)10. Katelyn Williams, 37-0.5 (11.29m) Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs resume their indoor schedule January 25-26 in Iowa City, Iowa. 400 Meters4. Victoria Coombe, 58.0313. Ellie Mendlik, 1:01.9417. Kristin Skriver, 1:03.31 400 Meters10. Angelo Romagna, 51.5112. Simon Perrotin, 52.65 Victoria Coombe (Centennial, Colo.) had another strong day for the women’s team by finishing third in the 60-meter hurdles with a personal best of 8.93. She also finished fourth in the 400 meters in 58.03 and ran a leg of the Bulldogs’ eighth-place 4×400-meter relay. 200 Meters1. Kundai Maguranyanga, 21.20 – 2nd fastest in SH 199013. Aobakwe Malau, 22.6317. Aaron Chier, 23.44 Story Links During Friday’s first day of competition, Kevin Kelly bested the field in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:25.45 while Cloud Masibhera won the long jump with a leap of 23-10 (7.29m). Saturday Drake Men’s Results60 Meters (Finals)8. Sophia Jackson, 7.94 Friday Results 60-Meter Hurdles (Final)3. Victoria Coombe, 8.83  Distance Medley Relay2. Cozine, Kelly, Lechleitner, Yeager, 9:57.92 4×400-Meter Relay3. Malau, Maguranyanga, Romagna, Peka LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake track and field teams continued their open to the 2019 portion of their schedule Saturday afternoon at the Graduate Classic hosted by Nebraska. 60 Meters (Prelims)7. Sophia Jackson, 7.8612. Mariah Crawford, 8.01 60 Meters (Prelims)7. Viktor Peka, 6.93 12. Aobakwe Malau, 7.0114. Aaron Chier, 7.08 200 Meters7. Keaton Kester, 25.7310. Mariah Crawford, 26.5417. Sophia Jackson, 27.31 Distance Medley Relay3. Misgen, Mendlik, Kearney, Rowatt, 12:40.44 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)5. Victoria Coombe, 8.9318. Bryce Lang, 9.83 2019 Graduate ClassicLincoln, Neb. – Devaney Sports Center The afternoon was highlighted by Kundai Maguranyanga (Glen Norah C, Zimbabwe) winning the 200 meters in 21.20. Maguranyanga’s time was the second-fastest in school history and the fastest by a Bulldog since 1990 when Drake legend Kevin Little clocked a 20.90 finish.last_img read more


first_imgCáitríona McClay with the PresidentThree Donegal students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 60th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.Pictured is Cáitríona McClay (16), a pupil at Loreto Community School, Milford who won second prize (EUR1,000), in the 16-18 years age category, for her work entitled ‘Pulp Fiction’. Presenting her with the award is President Michael D. Higgins. Other major prizewinners, both of whom received Special Merit Awards, were Róise McGagh (15), from Magh Éne College, Bundoran and Julia Chechelnitskaya (18), from Loreto Convent, Letterkenny. Róise McGaghPRESIDENT HIGGINS HONOURS DONEGAL STUDENTS FOR ART WIN was last modified: May 30th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalPresident HigginsTexaco Children’s Artwinnerslast_img read more