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Thurman not strong enough, says Fortune

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao “He’s (Thurman) not strong enough or quick enough to stop Manny; he won’t go toe-to-toe with Manny because Pacquiao is too fast and too strong,” Fortune told the Inquirer. “If he does, then it’s going to be an early evening.”Instead, Fortune thinks Thurman’s camp, headed by chief trainer Dan Birmingham, “is going to set up traps.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Oh, he (Thurman) can punch, I don’t know if he can take a punch, but he’s a good boxer. He’s a good counter-puncher,” added Pacquiao’s conditioning coach. “His trainer, Dan, knows southpaws. So that makes Keith dangerous for sure.”Fortune said they will work out a game plan in anticipation of Thurman’s traps. Keith Thurman speaks during a news conference for an upcoming fight in New York. AP FILE PHOTOJustin Fortune is predicting an “early evening” for Keith Thurman on July 20 when he goes up against Manny Pacquiao for all versions of the WBA welterweight championship.But that’s if the unbeaten 30-year-old goes full-on mano-a-mano against boxing’s only eight-division champion.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:40Keith Thurman says it’s ‘game over’ for Manny Pacquiao02:35Manny Pacquiao compares ‘heavy-handed’ Keith Thurman to Antonio Margarito02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN MOST READ Las Piñas forges decider Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay “Keith can box, so we have to find him,” Fortune said.The current WBA welterweight regular champion, Pacquiao will fight for the 70th time, hoping to put the fitting ending to his phenomenal career.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Prez Sirleaf Congratulates Germany on 25th Unity Day

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and People of the Federal Republic of Germany on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of that country’s Unity Day.The day falls on Saturday, October 3, but will be celebrated on Monday, October 5.In her message to His Excellency Joachim Gauck, President Johnson Sirleaf extended warmest congratulations and best wishes to the Government and People of the Federal Republic of Germany, on behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Liberia and in her own name.President Johnson Sirleaf expressed the wish that the long-standing relationship between the two countries will continue to grow adding, “It is my sincere conviction that the current status of German-Liberian Cooperation has a new and elevated level, demonstrated by the height of support my government continues to receive from the Government and People of the Federal Republic of Germany, particularly during the unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease”. The Liberian Leader further said that the excellent relations between our both countries have been further strengthened with the exchange of recent high level visits. “We are grateful that Germany remains a true partner and a reliable friend, I fervently anticipate that the cordial relations will be further enhanced by our joint efforts in the years ahead for the mutual”, President Sirleaf lamented.President Johnson Sirleaf wished for the personal good health and happiness as well as for the continued well being and prosperity of the people of Germany.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FIFA crisis: Walter De Gregorio sacked as communications director

first_imgFIFA’s communications director Walter De Gregorio has been fired days after making a joke on Swiss television about the world governing body.De Gregorio had been FIFA’s most visible public face since the wave of corruption and bribery allegations brought the organisation to its knees.A FIFA statement said Gregorio has decided to “relinquish his office with immediate effect” but it is understood he has been fired on outgoing president Sepp Blatter’s orders.It follows De Gregorio making a joke on Swiss TV presenter Roger Schawinski’s show earlier this week.The joke was: “The FIFA president, secretary general and communications director are in a car. Who’s driving? Answer: The police.”The joke made headlines in the Swiss media but FIFA’s leaders were not amused. Blatter’s public relations advisor also criticised De Gregorio in an article, and after the communications director confronted the FIFA president he was shown the door.A statement from FIFA said: “Walter De Gregorio has decided to relinquish his office with immediate effect as director of communications & public affairs.“Mr De Gregorio joined FIFA on September 14, 2011 and will serve FIFA on a consultancy basis until the end of this year.“His deputy Nicolas Maingot will resume the role ad interim.”De Gregorio had held the position since September 2011 and it was he who fronted up for FIFA when the corruption crisis broke following the arrests of seven FIFA officials in a dawn raid in Zurich two weeks ago.Within four hours of the arrests, De Gregorio staged a press conference at FIFA’s headquarters where it was also announced that the Swiss attorney general would be interviewing 10 FIFA members about the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.De Gregorio insisted the investigation was “good for FIFA” adding: “It confirms we are on the right track. It hurts, it’s not easy, but it’s the only way to go.”FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke thanked De Gregorio for his work.Valcke said: “Walter has worked incredibly hard for the past four years and we are immensely grateful for all he has done.“I am glad we will be able to continue to draw on his expertise until the end of the year.” 1last_img read more

‘He is a SPECTACULAR player’- Germany coach hails England hitman ahead of clash

first_img Jamie Vardy during England training Joachim Low admits Germany have been doing their homework on Jamie Vardy ahead of Saturday’s friendly with England.The striker has enjoyed a remarkable rise from non-league to full international and, at 29, he is in the form of his career.He has hit 19 goals this season to help take Leicester five points clear at the top of the Premier League and is in line to make his fifth Three Lions appearance in Berlin.And his emergence has not gone unnoticed in Germany, with coach Low telling reporters on Friday: “We did watch him and he is a spectacular player.“A great performance, we did talk about him the last couple of days, not only him, but he is a player who is straightforward and is always looking to find the gap in the defence and get in behind the defence.“That is where it hurts the most and I think that is one of his biggest qualities.”Vardy may yet have to settle for a place on England’s bench despite scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games earlier in the season to set a new record, as Harry Kane is enjoying his own purple patch at present.The Tottenham striker tops the Premier League scoring charts with 21 – including five in his last three games – and Low knows the 22-year-old can also cause damage.“Kane could play as well,” he added. “I’m not sure if they have played together already. It could really impact our defence and it will be a different game if Kane or Vardy is playing – he is a fantastic player.”Vardy has been joined in Roy Hodgson’s latest England squad by Leicester team-mate Danny Drinkwater, who is set to make his debut either against Germany on in Tuesday’s Wembley clash with Holland.But another of the players helping Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes into a league-winning position has been German defender Robert Huth.The former Chelsea man has not been capped by his country in almost a decade but Low says, if necessary, he would have no qualms bringing Huth back into the fold.“I’m very happy about his performances in the Premier League, he has always been a great player and had great performances in our team,” he said of the 31-year-old.“I know if something happens with our defenders we can call him. We do have a lot of defenders in our pocket but we could call him.“He is a really good central defender and I would be happy if he wins the Premier League.”With the summer’s European Championship on the horizon, both Low and Hodgson could experiment on Saturday night – and the Germany coach knows their old foes can offer a threat.“England has improved a lot recently due to the coach Roy Hodgson, he had a big impact on the team” he said.“I have known him for sometime, also in Switzerland, the team has always been well coordinated, it is difficult for us to play against them and they are really good on the counter-attack.” 1last_img read more

New Barcelona away kit pays tribute to La Masia

first_imgThe classy yellow shirt has a strip in traditional ‘blaugrana’ colours in a throwback to the away kit worn in 1979, which marks the 40th anniversary of La Masia.The new kit will be worn with yellow or blue shorts. La Masia product and Barcelona star Sergi Roberto said: “It is not an accident that La Masia has given the world so many great players. punished Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho modelled the new away kit Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ FC Barcelona Barcelona’s new away kit is a nostalgic throwback New job boost LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS TROPHY targets 2 Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director Pete Hoppins added: “Barça’s away kit from ’79 is a cult classic and with us wanting to pay homage to La Masia, it made perfect sense to use a kit from its founding year as the starting point. “What you get is this beautiful vintage Barça design merged with all the benefits of modern technology. “La Masia has produced so many iconic players and it remains an honour to produce kits for them.” Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Barcelona’s new away kit pays tribute to the club’s renowned academy. La Masia has produced some of the greatest footballers of recent times including Lionel Messi, Xavi and Iniesta. latest 2 FC Barcelona Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January JIBE deals The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star “It is a special place with a unique philosophy and I am pleased this new away kit highlights the academy. Forty years of work at La Masia really is something worth celebrating.” Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions last_img read more

Warburton confident Rangers will find killer touch in front of goal

first_imgRangers boss Mark Warburton remains confident will find their killer instinct as they continue to shake off the rust of pre-season.The Ibrox side claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over East Stirlingshire in the League Cup on Friday night, but passed up a number of opportunities to make the margin of victory even greater.Warburton admitted that his side hasn’t quite found top form but insisted that their touch in front of goal will come in time.He said: “It could have been more. I’ve not seen the stats yet but we had a lot of possession. “Maybe we could have tested their keeper a bit more, especially in the second half.“But we kept trying to do the right thing on a difficult surface against a very willing opponent.“You can always talk about scoring more goals but I thought we did a very professional job and now we move on to game four.“I would agree that the longer we get into the season the rustiness will ease off and those chances will go in. Against Motherwell last week we could have scored four or five in the second half. “It was the same on Tuesday night against Annan and the same here. We’re getting in good shape and hopefully on Monday we can finish off with a positive display.”last_img read more

Durrant: Rangers need Morelos to compete for title

first_img“They’ll be wanting to keep him and he says now he hopes he doesn’t get any bids in for him. “If he’s going to put a mount up to match Celtic this year, Rangers will need Alfredo Morelos in the team.”Morelos has already scored nine goals from ten appearances this season and Durrant is in no doubt the striker should start ahead of Jermaine Defoe in the first Old Firm derby of the season at Ibrox on Sunday.Durrant said: “I’d have Morelos in the team any time, I think now. “He’s the marquee player, he’s the one you look at – Jermaine Defoe has done nothing wrong.“But for me Morelos is a certain starter.“When you’ve got that calibre of player, at any given moment in your team selection, you get your best players on the park.” Former Rangers favourite Ian Durrant believes the club must keep Alfredo Morelos this season to have a chance of winning the league.The Columbian striker’s future has been the subject of much speculation, but Durrant says the club can ill-afford to lose their “marquee player”.Durrant told STV Sport: “Rangers have already knocked back a large amount of money.“Steven Gerrard is on-record saying he wants to keep his best players – and Alfredo Morelos is probably their marquee player.last_img read more

Missing person found safe after overnight search

first_imgThere was a positive outcome to an extensive search and rescue mission in Inishowen last night.The search for a missing man was launched in the Carndonagh region on Tuesday night and stretched into the early hours of Wednesday morning.Malin Head Coast Guard co-ordinated the mission with Gardaí. The Rescue 118 helicopter and Greencastle Coast Guard team assisted in the search, which was focused inland.Heavy rain and freezing conditions created difficult conditions for rescue workers.The missing person was successfully found after 2am.Missing person found safe after overnight search was last modified: December 10th, 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)last_img read more

South Carolina ~ Multiple Taxes: Job Tax Credit Amended to Include Agricultural Packing Businesses

first_imgSouth Carolina has enacted legislation that makes changes to the job tax credit related to agricultural packing for income tax purposes and also exempts machines used in agricultural packing from the state sales tax.The legislation amends the credit so that taxpayers engaged in agricultural packing may claim the income tax credit in tax years beginning after 2015. The amendments also allow agricultural packaging and agribusiness operations to claim seasonal workers as a certain fraction of a full-time job. Additionally, the legislation defines agricultural packaging as the technology of enclosing or protecting or preserving agricultural products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. Packaging also refers to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages used for agricultural products.The legislation also exempts machines used in agricultural packaging from South Carolina sales tax.S.B. 427, Laws 2016, effective June 8, 2016, and applicable as notedlast_img read more

Kehoe praises community disaster response

first_imgLt. Gov. Mike Kehoe says all the donations for disaster relief right now are great. But he knows the rebuilding effort from both the tornado and the flooding won’t be fixed overnight.“It will take years and years,” Kehoe says. “The response that we got from people immediately, and still we’re still seeing today is fantastic. Please be around when we need you six months from now, 12 months from now, two years from now.”93.9 The Eagle’s Mid-Missouri Disaster Relief Radiothon raised more than $51,000 for local flood and tornado victims on Friday.last_img read more