Killer instinct sets Dave Peñalosa apart, believes uncle Gerry

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ The younger Peñalosa, whose father Dodie Boy is also an ex-world champion like his uncle, faces Twalib Tuwa of Tanzania (25-5-2, 14 KOs) in Sunday’s headliner with three other main bouts promoted by Gerry’s GerryPens Promotions, Inc.Fighting in the main undercards are Reymart Gaballo, Carlo Peñalosa and the returning former bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales in a Philippines-Tanzania showdown.Gaballo takes on Julias Kisarawe, Tapales faces Goodluck Mrame while Carlo Peñalosa clashes with James Kibazange.The event, which will be held at SM North Edsa SkyDome, will be shown live at 1 p.m. on ESPN 5.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Peñalosa is currently undefeated with 13 wins, nine coming by knockouts. He still has a lot of work ahead of him before getting on the same level as Ancajas, but his uncle Gerry, who is a former two-division world champion, believes his nephew is bound for greatness.“He really has a bright future in boxing,” the former super flyweight and bantamweight titleholder told INQUIRER.net in Filipino on Saturday during the official weigh-in at TV5 Media Center in Mandaluyong City.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 ChrissThe two may share the same name and pedigree but that’s as far as their similarities go inside the ring.“Dave is different. What’s nice about him is his killer instinct. He fights like he’s going to kill a snake that’s why his fights are worth watching,” said Gerry, who made a name for himself as a technical fighter. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The boxing main event was on and Filipino prospect Dave Peñalosa couldn’t take his eyes off the TV showing compatriot Jerwin Ancajas defending his IBF super flyweight belt against Mexican challenger Alejandro Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT Troy Rike admits immigration arrest still hard to shake off Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

New Finance Minister, Central Bank Governor Appointed

first_imgThe President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf respectively chose Boima Kamara and Milton Weeks from the same institution, the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). Mr. Kamara was Deputy Governor of the CBL and Mr. Weeks was a CBL Governor.Observers see three significant indications in these two appointments: first, that the President has chosen exceptionally well in filling them, which means that she is very serious about finishing well. She has two years to the end of her second term as President of Liberia. Her 12-year tenure ends in January 2018. Second, she recognizes the importance of the two institutions having an excellent relationship in order to maintain the country’s economic stability has enjoyed in spite of Ebola. Since Amara Konneh’s appointment as Finance Minister in early 2012, there has been a decisive disconnect between him and former CBL Governor, J. Mills Jones—the two just never got along.Thirdly, choosing the new Finance Minister and the CBL Governor from the same institution, CBL, is a positive reflection on former CBL Governor J. Mills Jones. This may not have happened had he not run a highly productive and successful CBL during his 10-year tenure. Accordingly, the President has also appointed two new members of the CBL Board: Kollie Tamba, a CBL retiree and husband of the Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Elfrieda Tamba, and Mrs. Elsie Dossen Badio. In choosing Boima Kamara to head the Finance Ministry, President Sirleaf has brought to her administration another young Liberian brain trust. Born on May 9, 1974 in Monrovia to Mr. John Kamara David and Ms. Yatta Moore, Boima hails from Gballasuah, a Gola village in the Suehn District of Bomi County. He is a product of St. Patrick’s High School, Monrovia, where he graduated first in his class, the valedictorian. He then entered the University of Liberia where he graduated summa cum laude (highest honors) in 2001.He was then recruited to join the staff of the CBL, where he served first as an Analyst in the Research Department, later as Assistant Director, then as Director of Research and Policy. New CBL Governor Milton Weeks The new Central Bank Governor is Milton Alvin Weeks, 54, who brings to the table a wealth of experience in the field of banking. Born in Monrovia on March 8, 1964 to University of Liberia President Rocheforte L. Weeks and his wife, Euphemia Weeks, Milton is a product of Monrovia‘s College of West Africa (CWA) (1978). Milton matriculated to George Mason University in Virginia, USA, and later transferred to Syracuse University in New York State, where he took a degree in Finance. In naming Milton Weeks, who had served for about two years as a Governor on the CBL Board, President Sirleaf has appointed a brilliant and seasoned international banker to head the Central Bank. There are not many who know that at 25, Milton Weeks served as Treasurer of City Bank of Monrovia, Liberia, then Liberia’s oldest and leading bank.Between 1984 and 87 he was Assistant Manager of Citibank Liberia. From 1987 to 1990 he was Assistant Manager of Citibank of Zambia; and from 1992-94 General Manager of Meridian Bank Liberia, following which he joined the FCIB as Vice President and CEO. He later served as Senior Executive Manager of Meridien Bank, Zambia. From 1996 to 97, he was Project Consultant of CIBank (in Information) in Malawi and from 1997-1998 as Director, also in Malawi. He rose to the rank of Managing Director at the same Malawian bank (LCIP). Mr. Weeks was later appointed Managing Director of Stanbic Bank in Nigeria. He was responsible for the overall management and operations of the bank, including corporate and investment banking, SME Banking, private banking, treasury; equities trading and banking operations. Mr. Weeks managed the bank from a small corporate banking operation into what became the largest single investment in Africa of the Standard Bank Group of South Africa.Following his retirement from Standard Bank, Milton Weeks returned home to open his own management consulting firm, DEVIN Corporation, a Liberian-based strategic consulting and investment advisory services company, which he served as Managing Director. As Head of Devin, Milton Weeks served from 2008 to 2014 as Principal Consultant and Advisor to the Liberia Bankers Association (LBA). He also oversaw the functions of the LBA. Mr. Weeks is Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Fellow of the Institute of Credit and Risk Management of Nigeria and Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria.Fraternally, Milton Weeks is former President of the Rotary Club of Monrovia and Assistant District Governor, Rotary International, District 9101.Mr. Weeks hails from the eminent Weeks family of Crozierville, Montserrado County, and is a member of the Township’s Reeves Memorial United Methodist Church. Acting Finance Minister James Kollie,/strong> Announcing these new appointments in government, the Executive Mansion also indicated that James Kollie, who recently served as Acting Minister of Finance, is slated for another position. The Daily Observer has reliably learnt that James Kollie is slated to become the new Maritime Commissioner, succeeding Binyah Kesselly, who recently resigned after eight years of service. Other AppointmentsOther appointments by the President over the weekend include Attorney Oretha Snyder Davis and Independent National Commission on Human Rights Attorney Oretha Snyder Davis and Attorney James Torh as Commissioners of the Independent National Human Rights Commission. Mr. Torh is reappointed. The President also made two new appointments at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They are the Rev. Jervis Witherspoon, Chief of Protocol, replacing Mr. Charles Allen, who goes into Diplomatic Service, and Mr. Emmanuel Munyeneh , Assistant Minister for International Cooperation.At the General Auditing Commission, President Sirleaf has appointed Adam Sheriff as Deputy Auditor General for Quality Assurance.Madam Sara K. Kullie has also been appointed Mayor of Voinjama, capital of Lofa County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Top 25 basketball roundup: Virginia Tech sweeps up in North Carolina

first_imgMarkus Sailes gave the Tar Heels one last chance when he missed two free throws with 7.1 seconds left. Lawson rushed down the court and took a quick shot, which was tied up by Dowdell. Lawson got the rebound and shot again from the lane, but Washington swatted it away. “They came and doubled, so that messed everything up,” Lawson said. “I couldn’t find anybody open, so I tried to get a shot off, but they blocked it in the lane. They were clogging the lane. … I think they knew what we were going to do.” Wayne Ellington grabbed the ball and the buzzer sounded just before he released and hit a 3-pointer. “The basketball gods were on our side today,” Dowdell said. Virginia Tech won its second straight against the Tar Heels, after beating them 94-88 last month in a game the Hokies led by 23 before North Carolina’s furious rally came up short and its 18-game winning streak was halted. “We knew it was going to be tough because they were ready to get revenge for the last time we beat them,” Washington said. It was their second impressive overtime victory on Tobacco Road, joining last month’s 69-67 upset of Duke. Tyler Hansbrough had 22 points to lead North Carolina. North Carolina fell to 14-1 at the Dean Smith Center, where they had been dominant. “I did absolutely the worst job I’ve ever done in my entire life,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. “It was just one awful, awful job of coaching by me – that’s the bottom line of the whole thing.” Texas Tech 77, No. 6 Texas A&M 75: Jarrius Jackson hit a jumper at the buzzer to give the visiting Red Raiders (16-10, 5-6 Big 12) a win over the Aggies (21-4, 9-2), ending a five-game losing streak. No. 13 Butler 79, Fla. Gulf Coast 65: Mike Green scored a career-high 24 points, A.J. Graves added 22 and the Bulldogs (24-3) won their 22nd straight game at home, beating the Eagles, a Division II team. No. 16 S. Illinois 51, Missouri St. 47: Randal Falker scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the visiting Salukis (22-5, 13-3 Missouri Valley), and extend their winning streak to eight games. Tennesseee 89, No. 20 Kentucky 85: Chris Lofton scored 23 points and Duke Crews added 18 to help the host Volunteers (18-8, 6-5 Southeastern Conference) upset the Wildcats (18-7, 7-4). Illinois players hurt: Two Illinois basketball players were injured when their car went off the road and slammed into a tree Monday night in Champaign, Ill. Brian Carlwell, a 6-foot-11 freshman center, was at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana in serious condition with a severe concussion, sports information director Kent Brown said. Jamar Smith, a 6-3 sophomore guard, was treated at the hospital for a concussion and released. Police cited Smith for improper lane usage, Brown said, and campus police said further action is possible depending on the investigation. Indiana-Purdue moved back: The game scheduled for today between No. 24 Indiana and Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., has been postponed to Thursday because of heavy snow that has blanketed much of the state. WOMEN No. 5 Connecticut 84, No. 20 Louisville 56: Renee Montgomery scored 20 points and host the Huskies (23-2, 12-0) moved a big step closer to their first regular-season Big East championship in three years. No. 21 Marquette 69, St. John’s 58: Christina Quaye scored 22 points to help the host Golden Eagles (21-4 overall, 9-3 Big East) equal their best 25-game start in school history and move to 10-1 at home this season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Zabian Dowdell scored a career-high 33 points and Deron Washington blocked Ty Lawson’s shot in the final seconds of overtime, preserving Virginia Tech’s 81-80 upset of No. 4 North Carolina on Tuesday night. Dowdell’s big game helped the Hokies (18-7, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) to an improbable season sweep of the Tar Heels (22-4, 8-3). last_img read more

Walcott wants to replace Rooney as England’s leading man

first_img1 Theo Walcott Theo Walcott is ready to step into Wayne Rooney’s shoes and lead the line for England against Estonia.Rooney is a doubt for Friday night’s Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley after the Manchester United striker picked up ankle injury.That could open the door to Walcott playing as a centre-forward for the Three Lions – something he would relish.The 26-year-old has impressed for Arsenal in his favoured position but has only ever featured out wide for his country.“Being Wayne he always wants to represent his country,” Walcott told a press conference.“If he can’t – and he’s obviously got a little knock, we’ll know tomorrow if he’s able to train – the manager will make the decision.“Playing there (up front) for England, that’s what I want to do.“You want to represent your country and I know everyone would like to see me up front, but whether it’s on the left or right… there’s an opportunity there definitely.”last_img read more

THE MOOD IS BLUE OVER MULROY BAY – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgA view of Mulroy Bay in between the storms this week . Picture By Brian Mc Daid / Cristeph StudioTHE MOOD IS BLUE OVER MULROY BAY – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: February 9th, 2016 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

Revealed: Winner of 4 Nankang Tyres from Ulster Tyres!

first_imgTo celebrate their 40th year in business, Ulster Tyres in Letterkenny and Stranorlar have launched an unmissable competition.To celebrate and thank customers for their custom over the last 40 years, the team at Ulster Tyres would like to give someone the chance to win 4 tyres for their car.Donegal Daily are delighted to reveal that the winner is… Hayley Smyth! Congratulations Hayley!To learn more about how Joe & Brighid McGinley’s business became the biggest tyre distributor in Ireland, you can read their story here:Competition: Win 4 Nankang Tyres from Ulster Tyres! Revealed: Winner of 4 Nankang Tyres from Ulster Tyres! was last modified: January 13th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:competitionletterkennynankang tyresStranorlarULSTER TYRESwinnerslast_img read more

DONEGAL ANTI-WINDFARM CAMPAIGNERS JOIN NATIONAL GROUP

first_imgPROTESTORS from Co Donegal have joined a national organisation at the weekend, aimed at regulating the growing number of wind farms.The first National Meeting of community groups concerned about the expansion of wind farms across the country took place in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon on Saturday.The new National Group unanimously agreed to support the Wind Turbines Bill introduced to the Seanad by Senator John Kelly. The Bill proposes mandatory set back distances between wind turbines and residential premises in order to address health concerns. Community groups from thirteen Counties – including Glenties – were represented at the meeting.A decision was made to form a National Group with the objective of supporting people and communities who are affected by wind farms.Spokesperson for the group, Yvonne Cronin, said that further objectives were agreed which were aimed at informing the public on the impacts of wind farms and lobbying politicians “to protect the human rights of those living near wind turbines.”Delegates spoke about the “powerlessness” which many communities felt when engaging with the planning system. Several others voiced fears that their families would suffer because of exposure to the relentless noise of turbines “inappropriately sited near their homes.”Speakers Val Martin and Peter Crossan highlighted the economic and environmental cost of the Irish government’s drive for wind energy.Professor Emeritus Alun Evans, from Queens University Belfast, spoke about his editorial published in the British Medical Journal on the public health concerns related to living near turbines, whilst Senator John Kelly spoke about the Wind Turbines Bill 2012.The meeting concluded following the election of a steering group, representing all of the counties present, which will provide leadership for the national organisation. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily DONEGAL ANTI-WINDFARM CAMPAIGNERS JOIN NATIONAL GROUP was last modified: June 18th, 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:DONEGAL ANTI-WINDFARM CAMPAIGNERS JOIN NATIONAL GROUPlast_img read more

MINISTER CONFIRMS €200K FOR COMMUNITY PROJECT

first_imgDinny McGinley has confirmed funding of€199,950.00 to Rockfield Community Co-op Ltd for the construction of community centre to provide amenities for the broader community and environs at Rockfield, Knocknashangan, Ballyshannon.Announcing the project, Minister McGinley  said: “This  will be of immense benefit to Rockfield, Knocknashangan, with it’s total project costs of €274,713.51.  A lot of care was taken in planning this project and the development was designed to include the use of renewable energy heating sources, which not only will reduce running costs going forward, but will also have a beneficial effect on the environment.“There will be facilities in the centre which will cater for the many community groups in the area to hold meetings and to undertake training that will build their capacity as individuals and groups.  I know it will improve the quality of life and will strengthen the social and economic fabric for all the areas inhabitants.” The LEADER elements of the Programme offer many challenges and opportunities in terms of addressing the needs of improving the quality of life in rural areas and providing greater opportunities for farm diversification.  It is focused on the development of micro-enterprises, rural services, rural recreation and rural tourism. It is hoped that, by focusing on these services, the Programme will lead to sustainable development, which in turn will ensure prosperity for the rural areas.Minister McGinley said  “the project will now go back to the Board of Donegal Local Development Company for the final approval on the project. This is in line with the EU’s “bottom-up” approach to rural development”. MINISTER CONFIRMS €200K FOR COMMUNITY PROJECT was last modified: July 26th, 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)last_img read more

DDTV – THE BELLS RING OUT AT CRANA COLLEGE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

first_imgThey don’t do things by half at Crana College in Buncrana.And this year’s Christmas concert which was performed by staff and students proves just that. Simply click to view.  DDTV – THE BELLS RING OUT AT CRANA COLLEGE CHRISTMAS CONCERT was last modified: December 29th, 2012 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:buncranachristmas concertCRANA COLLEGElast_img read more

WOMAN APPEARS IN COURT ON SPATE OF SHOPLIFTING CHARGES

first_imgA 29 year old Letterkenny woman has appeared in court on a litany of shoplifting offences.Julie Stokes was caught on CCTV stealing a number of items including alcohol form Kelly’s Centra at Mountaintop, perfume from Magee’s Chemist and clothing from Dunnes Stores.The court heard that Ms Stokes had 19 previous charges for theft. Solicitor Patsy Gallagher told Letterkenny District Court that Ms Stokes is well known to all Gardai in the area.Mr Gallagher added that Ms Stokes was currently in jail and was battling to beat her alcohol addictions.The court also heard that four of the alleged theft offences were committed while Stokes was on temporary release.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher revealed that Ms Stokes had been accepted onto an addictions course which started in June and asked Judge Kelly to give Ms Stokes a chance to attend the course.Judge Kelly said his hands were tied but adjourned the case until May 27th.WOMAN APPEARS IN COURT ON SPATE OF SHOPLIFTING CHARGES was last modified: March 25th, 2013 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:Julie StokesLetterkenny District Courtshopliftinglast_img read more