Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MACAU—Filipino MMA fighter Jomary Torres looked like a nervous wreck in her first press conference, but it was a different story come fight night. In the biggest fight of her young MMA career, Torres unleashed a monster hidden within her 5-foot-1 frame.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 4 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Torres (2-0) fought for the first time in ONE Championship Saturday and the Zamboanga native put on a show the beautiful Rika Ishige had no chance of shining in.READ: PH bet Torres chokes out Ishige for debut win in ONEFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPAnd Torres, after stuttering in her first media exposure, exuded the confidence of a fighter, who just made her dominant arrival. “Rika’s strikes weren’t that strong and I can easily take her punches,” said Torres in Filipino. “Though, I was surprised when I hit her with my hook and she was still standing.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Torres found her golden moment early in the second round when she caught Ishige’s kick and launched a booming right hand that put “Tiny Doll” on the mat. The 21-year-old then proceeded to pummel Ishige’s picturesque face before choking her out 1:58 into the round. “I saw that she didn’t smile much when I had her and when I felt that she got scared of my striking, I knew then that I had her so I just pushed it,” said Torres. ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teen gunned down in Masbate Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Steuber 6 Graham 4The morning draw from today is just wrapping up at the Fort St. John Curling Club. The next batch of games take place this afternoon at 2 p.m. with the evening set slated for 7 o’clock. Women:DuPont 12 – L’abbe 2Muise 10 – Alfrey 3Monk 9 – Snyder 2Advertisement Below are the results from yesterday’s opening draw:Men:Sherrard 7 – Zubot 2- Advertisement -Hoedl 5 – Langlois 2Venning 6 – Balderston 5Stewart 2 – Hansen 1Advertisement
0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Ernest Wendo vies for the ball with Everton’s Ademola Lookman during their historic SportPesa Trophy friendly match at the Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, United Kingdom on November 6, 2018.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 28 – Gor Mahia will be without midfield enforcer Ernest Wendo for their home and away CAF Confederations Cup legs against Morocco’s RS Berkane as well as the first leg of their semi, if they make it through, after being slapped with a three-match suspension by CAF.Wendo was handed a straight red card in the final Group D match against Angola’s Petro Atletico which attracts a two-match ban and according to a statement from the continental football body, he will serve an additional match ban having previously served a ban for consecutive yellow cards. In a further blow for the reigning Kenyan champions, dependable striker Jacques Tuyisenge and left back Shafik Batambuze will miss both home and away legs against Berkane after being dished with two match bans each.Batambuze was handed two yellow cards against Petro, a red card that automatically attracts a two-match suspension. Tuyisenge has meanwhile been suspended after receiving his fourth yellow card of the competition.-Shakava to miss home tieSkipper Harun Shakava will meanwhile miss the home leg of the Berkane duel after receiving his second competition yellow card.The only good news for Gor is that keeper Fredrick Odhiambo will be available for selection after his initial charge of unsporting behavior was dropped.In Shakava’s absence, head coach Hassan Oktay will be delighted with the return of Joash Onyango who played a brilliant match for the national team in last Saturday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana.This was his first match since recovering from injury.It will be Tuyisenge’s absence that will hurt the reigning Kenyan champions the most with the Rwandese being a key figure in the attacking front, his goals and assists having played a crucial role in seeing Gor advance thus far.Dennis Oliech, Francis Mustafa and Nicholas Kipkurui will now be expected to step up as Gor looks to create further history by advancing to their first ever semi final.Gor host the first leg against Berkane on April 7 with the return tie set for a week later.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)
Northholt’s unbeaten light-middleweight Ryan Toms is in confident mood ahead of his showdown with fellow west Londoner Steve O’Meara.Toms (pictured above) will put his southern-area title and unblemished professional record on the line against O’Meara at Bethnal Green’s York Hall on 30 September.“I’m feeling really sharp and to be honest I wish the fight was tonight,” Toms, 29, told West London Sport.“My training’s going really well, my weight’s exactly where it should be and the sparring has been great.“He [O’Meara] is a good technician and quite slick. I’ll be looking to hit him with some good shots and break him down.”The match-up not only throws together two local fighters, but also men whose hopes of being footballers were ruined by broken legs.Toms, a Chelsea fan, was on the books at QPR and Charlton as a youngster before suffering his fracture, while O’Meara was with Brentford prior to his.O’Meara, who was born in Shepherd’s Bush and now lives in West Drayton, initially started boxing as part of his fitness regime while recovering from the injury.He has won 13 of his 15 professional bouts, while Toms improved his record to 9-0 with a commanding fourth-round stoppage of Pat McAleese at Wembley Arena last month.It was Toms’ most impressive performance so far and means a win against O’Meara, 27, could pave the way for a shot at the British title currently held by Manchester’s Prince Arron.Toms said: “There’s talk about this fight basically being an eliminator for the British title so it’s a good opportunity.“I’m improving all the time and showed that in the fight against McAleese. This is another test for me and I’m feeling really confident.”
14 November 2006The Limpopo Tourism and Parks Board is to commercialise facilities in 15 of its nature reserves in order to create jobs and boost conservation and tourism in the province.Limpopo Tourism and Parks marketing director Khorommbi Matibe said the provincial government owned 54 protected areas whose tourism potential had not been optimally developed.Four of these are to be commercialised by the end of the 2006/07 financial year:Masebe Nature Reserve A 4 500 hectare reserve situated in the eastern Waterberg some 75km north of Mokopane. Encompasses the picturesque Waterberg mountain formation and a number of bushveld landscape rock art sites. Forms part of the Waterberg Biosphere, an initiative that allows communities, authorities and commercial concerns to become joint stakeholders in the conservation and development of the area. Existing facilities include luxurious accommodation, conference facilities, hiking trails and picnic sites.Makuya Park Nature ReserveA massive reserve in the north-western region of the Kruger National Park. Incorporated with the Kruger National Park, the reserve is home to big game such as buffalo and elephant. Existing facilities include a tented camp set on the Pafuri River.Musina Nature ReserveA 4 910-hectare reserve situated 10km south of the town of Musina. Boasts a high concentration of baobab trees and numerous species of game. An outstanding feature of the reserve is the presence of the oldest rock formations in the world: the Sand River gneiss, estimated by geologists to be 3 800 million years old. Existing facilities include a bush camp, guest house, hiking trails and picnic sites.Rust de Winter Nature ReserveA 1 650 hectare reserve situated within an hour’s drive north from Gauteng province’s major metropolitan centres. Boasts a wide variety of landscapes and habitats – including the 500 hectare Rust de Winter Dam – that support 400 bird species and a range of antelope.For more information on these and other reserves to be commercialised, see: Limpopo Tourism & Parks: commercialisation of tourism on nature reserves Matibe said that private investors would enter into concession agreements with Limpopo Tourism and Parks, and could choose whether to develop and operate accommodation facilities, put together adventure packages or set up other recreational activities.“Accommodation and conference facilities need to be built, and those reserves that do have these facilities need private companies to take over management and marketing to make them profitable,” he said.SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago is the new chair of the International Monetary Fund’s International Monetary and Financial Committee; in his new role, Kganyago will help to shape global development policy.Lesetja Kganyago’s appointment to the IMFC means a new viewpoint in IMF policy discussions. (Image: YouTube)Sulaiman PhilipThe recent appointment of South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago as chair of the influential International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) will give developing economies a voice in policy deliberations at the International Monetary Fund.As the first committee chair from sub-Saharan Africa, Kganyago is expected to push for a more equitable share of international trade for developing economies. Congratulating him on his appointment, Yunus Carrim, chairperson of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance, said: “We do not doubt that he will focus on the challenges of the developing countries.”With Kganyago as chair of the IMFC there is an expectation that IMF policies will benefit developing economies. At a June 2017 dinner to honour diplomats posted to South Africa, Kganyago pointed out that a change in thinking had begun at the IMF already. “There is little doubt that progress is being nade in building a more resilient global financial architecture.“The IMF is currently reviewing its lending toolkit to make it more relevant and more balanced, and to also work towards closing the existing gaps within the global financial safety net. Numerous discussions are also continuing on developing macroprudential policies and devising ways of improving the availability and quality of relevant data to enhance economic policy formulation and implementation.”Lesetja Kganyago’s experience makes him a well-informed and valuable addition to the IMFC. (Image: IMF /Stephen Jaffe)Diverse viewsIn April 2017, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba called for more sub-Saharan representation on IMF decision-making bodies. His call stemmed from the concerns of 23 sub-Saharan countries over the protectionists trade policies being introduced globally that impacted negatively on emerging and developing African economies.The minister acknowledged that IMF policies had benefitted women and people most likely to bear the brunt of climate change. To build on those gains, the IMF needed more diversity among the people who drove policy decisions. “Diversifying the staff will enhance the Fund’s effectiveness. The Fund needs to increase focus on both recruitment and retention of nationals from underrepresented regions to ensure the benchmarks are attained. We call on the IMF to expand the pool of institutions to include universities in Africa and [urge] that this translates into actual hiring of African nationals.”At the diplomatic dinner in June last year Kganyago underlined the importance of the IMF to ongoing growth across the globe after the 2008 financial crisis. Along with other international funders, the IMF had a hand in the gains made in developed and emerging economies.However, he told the diplomats, protectionist economic policies in developed nations threatened the growth of global trade. “More aggressive monetary policy actions than currently anticipated could tighten global financial conditions, causing disruptions to capital flows to emerging markets and developing economies like South Africa.”Kganyago explained that the revolving G20 presidency and the makeup of the BRICS bloc gave them a more diverse understanding of challenges faced by multiple populations. These groups were able to formulate policies that poitively affected both developed and emerging economies.In the announcement of his appointment, the IMF highlighted his work at SARB and SARS which included research and implementation of public finance and financial market programmes in developing economies. The IMFC is the most important advisory committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it is in this committee that issues are deliberated before they become policy of the global development funder, his experience made him a well-informed and valuable addition to the IMFC.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Parents urged to ensure that their children do the homework assigned each day The tenure of the scholarship is subject to the awardees maintaining at least a ‘B’ average each year Story Highlights Twenty other students were also presented with one off bursaries Three students from South St. Andrew were awarded the Detective Inspector Delvin ‘Sarge’ Grant Memorial scholarship valued at $250,000 each.The memorial scholarship was presented to Shamar Stewart who will be attending Wolmer’s Boys School, while the other recipients Felicia West and Nandi Richards will be attending the Immaculate Conception High School.The tenure of the scholarship is subject to the awardees maintaining at least a ‘B’ average each year.Twenty other students were also presented with one off bursaries valued at $30,000. They were also presented with book vouchers valued at $5000.Member of Parliament for the constituency, and Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Omar Davies commented that he was pleased with the performance of the students in the Grade Six Achievement Test.“I want you to focus on the children as they give me very good reason to have confidence in the future of Jamaica,” Dr. Davies said.He was speaking at the awards function, which was held at the Knutsford Court Hotel on August 21.Meanwhile, Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites urged the students to do well at the schools they were placed in. “Be happy where you are and do well there because the truth is many of the newer secondary schools are doing as well and better than the traditional schools,” Rev. Thwaites said.He further encouraged the students to do their best in school and paying particular attention to English Language and Mathematics, the two subject areas of concern in the recently released Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations.“Those are the two core subjects, very important and Jamaica is not doing as well as we need to in that regard,” Rev. Thwaites said.He further urged the parents to ensure that their children do the homework assigned each day.“Make sure, even if you do not understand the mathematics homework that you insist that they do the homework. Do not let any of these children go home and say that there is no homework. There is homework and there must be homework every day,” the Education Minister said.Meanwhile, guest speaker at the function, Dr. the Hon. Barbara Gloudon noted that ways should be found to build the character of the students.“If we do not in addition to the numeracy and literacy, find ways to build the character of these children then you would have just been simply wasting time. Also whatever we do, do not kill the creative spirit of our children,” Dr. Gloudon said.In her response, Nandi Richards expressed appreciation on behalf of all the recipients.“These scholarships mean a lot to us and will be of great help to our parents in getting us through our high school years. This scholarship will be of extra motivation for us as it will motivate us to work hard and even to go the extra mile so that later on in life we can contribute something to our Jamaican society,” Nandi said.Detective Inspector Delvin ‘Sarge’ Grant was a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and while in the Protective Services Division, he was assigned to Dr. Davies. He was well known in the South St. Andrew Constituency and had a good working relationship with persons from all walks of life.The memorial scholarship is open to students who live and, or attend school in the constituency who show outstanding achievement in the Grade Six Achievement Test and are involved in extra-curricular activities.
Norwegian shipowner Ocean Yield ASA has taken delivery of Poliegos, the recently acquired Suezmax tanker newbuilding. Earlier this month, Ocean Yield bought the 2017-built Poliegos for USD 54 million.“Upon delivery, the vessel commenced a 14-year bareboat charter to a company owned and guaranteed by Okeanis Marine Holdings SA,” Ocean Yield said, adding that the management company of Okeanis is Kyklades Maritime Corp.The 157,500 dwt tanker was constructed at Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering shipyard in South Korea. With a gross tonnage of 81,542 tons, the ship features a length of 277 meters and a width of 48 meters.Ocean Yield has taken delivery of six vessels so far this year, bringing the total fleet to 37 vessels.