Lady Bulldogs seek share of lead; UP, TIP part ways

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NU and San Sebastian collide at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the PVL Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Gorayeb, however, has already announced he will not show up, citing personal reasons. Assistant coach Clint Malazo will instead call the shots for the Lady Stags.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Lady Bulldogs won their first game under Castillo, turning back the Lyceum Lady Pirates, 25-17, 25-16, 25-21, last Sept. 3.They will bank on Jaja Santiago anew when they try to grab a second win in as many starts and a share of the Group A lead with the idle Far Eastern U Lady Tamaraws. National University is gunning for its second straight win against San Sebastian in the Premier Volleyball League on Monday but the backstory would be a lot more interesting.San Sebastian coach Roger Gorayeb used to handle NU, until he was replaced by Babes Castillo in the Lady Bulldogs’ camp.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Maroons nip Tigers on Desiderio triple; Archers escape A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground MOST READ The Lady Stags are sporting a 1-1 record.Earlier at 4 p.m., University of the Philippines will attempt to score its first win in Group B when it takes on Technological Institute of the Philippines.The Lady Maroons, a perennial contender in the UAAP, bowed to the Adamson Lady Falcons, 17-25, 25-21, 19-25,25-19, 15-9, a week ago.On the same day, the TIP Lady Engineers lost to the San Beda Red Spikers, 13-25, 18-25, 27-25, 13-25.Every win counts in the Collegiate Conference, a single round robin tournament that will have the top two teams from the two groups clashing in the crossover semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Winning start View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare claims 5th seed, downs AMA by 46

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback PBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare continued to roll ahead of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup playoffs, crushing AMA Online Education, 136-90, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Chris Bitoon kickstarted the rout, firing 21 of his 31 points in the first quarter as the Coffee Lovers wiggled off from the Titans’ clutches to erect a 60-45 halftime lead which extended to as high as 49, 132-83 late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Kent Lao carried AMA with 26 points, two rebounds, and two assists, while Andre Paras got a double-double with his 17 markers and 13 boards.The Titans closed their campaign in the first conference on a seven-game losing slump to end up at the cellar at 1-10.The Scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 136 — Bitoon 31, Jackson 26, Dionisio 13, Catura 11, Rubio 13, Hallare 9, Decano 8, Penaredondo 8, Jumaquio 6, Pare 5, Alcober 4, Fontanilla 4.AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 90 — Lao 21, Paras 17, J. Escalambre 13, C. Escalambre 11, Quijano 9, Velasquez 6, Antonares 5, Carpio 4, Andaya 2, Garcia 2. ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Quarters: 25-27, 60-45, 97-70, 136-90.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Trevis Jackson went one rebound shy of a triple-double with his 26 markers, 10 assists, and nine boards, while Aris Dionisio got 13 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks in the win.Finishing the eliminations at 7-4, Gamboa-St. Clare claimed the five-seed to set up a quarterfinals date against fourth-ranked Che’Lu-San Sebastian on Tuesday, where the Revellers enjoy a twice-to-beat advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This is good for us,” remarked coach Jinino Manasala as he takes a two-game winning streak heading to the playoffs. “We’re ready because we know how tough our opponents will be.”It was a complete domination on the side of the Coffee Lovers, who went 49-percent from the field and controled the boards, 63-49. They also turned the Titans’ 19 turnovers to 29 easy points. Raptors beat Celtics to close in on top seed in Eastlast_img read more

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Fans dance in Berlin rain as Germany survive

first_img0Shares0000Germany supporters in Berlin were in ecstasy after their team salvaged their World Cup chances © AFP / John MACDOUGALLBERLIN, Germany, Jun 23 – Fans danced in the rain in Berlin on Saturday as defending champions Germany avoided an embarrassing World Cup exit with a 2-1 win over Sweden.Supporters watching on big screens at the Brandenburg Gate huddled nervously under grey clouds and drizzle, before throwing their umbrellas away as Toni Kroos’ late winner saved Germany. “I’m so, so so happy,” screamed Rasdan Abdullah as the final whistle sounded in Sochi.“It’s a great feeling,” said Birgit Schlag, who had come to Berlin to see the Rolling Stones in concert the day before.The rain had just begun to fall in the German capital as Ola Toivonen fired Sweden ahead on the half-hour mark, and grey clouds lingered as the crowd sung “You’ll Never Walk Alone” at half-time.They breathed a sigh of relief when Marco Reus equalised just after half-time.And when Kroos curled in a free-kick in the fifth minute of injury-time, the fans were in ecstasy.“I said before the game that Reus would score,” said a beaming Dieter Mann, a 60-year-old tour guide with Germany flags stuck to his head.“It was the right decision to pick him and drop Mesut Ozil.”“Defeat for us today was about as likely as England winning the World Cup,” said 37-year-old jobseeker Marcel Kreisel, and fell about laughing.Having slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico in their opening game, Germany had to beat Sweden to avoid elimination.With Mexico top of Group F after winning their second match on Saturday, Germany play South Korea on Wednesday knowing they must do as well as the Swedes against Mexico if they are to progress to the knockout round.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Two years after

first_imgAlthough it’s easy to get frustrated with the general lack of progress in Sacramento, it’s worth remembering that partisan gridlock need not always be the order of the day in the state Capitol. It was only two years ago, in fact, when Democrats and Republicans worked together on a crucial project affecting all Californians – workers’ compensation reform. In the all too short-lived spirit of bipartisanship after the recall election, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature’s top Democrats carved out a plan to stop the out-of-control costs that were driving businesses out of California. According to the governor, workers’ comp rates have dropped by 40 percent. Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi says it’s only 26.7 percent. Private studies conflict, but show figures in the same general range. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventWhatever the number, rates certainly appear to have gone down, and this is good news for the state economy. Critics claim that benefits for injured workers have suffered, a charge that definitely merits investigation. Yet if state leaders work together again, there’s no reason why they couldn’t iron out whatever wrinkles exist in their 2004 reform. This may be the state government’s only success story over the last two decades, but it shows the people’s interests can be served by working together.last_img read more

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DONEGAL BROTHEL WOMAN EXPELLED FROM IRELAND

first_imgA LETTERKENNY-based Madam has been told to leave Ireland – after being found guilty of running a brothel.She was one of two young Romanian women, who appeared in Drogheda District Court accused of brothel-keeping at an apartment block in the Co Louth town. They were both given a one-week’s suspended sentence and order by Judge Flann Brennan to return home within the next month.Florina Ciocan, who is 18 and Andree Roman, 22, told the court through interpreters that they are thirdlevel students and were planning to return home to Romania to continue their studies.Both Ciocan and Roman, were convicted of brothel-keeping at Apartment 10, Malt House on September 2nd, 2011.Ciocan’s address was given as 7 Cameron Gate, Main Street, Longford, while Roman’s was given as 2 Fairleigh House, High Road, Letterkenny.DONEGAL BROTHEL WOMAN EXPELLED FROM IRELAND was last modified: October 13th, 2011 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:Co Donegal brothelletterkennyLouthprostituteslast_img read more

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West Ham reportedly plotting loan move for ex-Fulham striker

first_img Marseille signed Mitroglou for £14million in 2017 sad day RIP LEGEND Prior to this, he flopped at Craven Cottage and suffered multiple injuries during his time at the London club.Mitroglou has already bagged three this season, however, according to the Mail, Marseille want to streamline their wage bill and loan him out.West Ham showing plenty of interest ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.The Hammers currently have Marco Arnautovic, Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez as their main centre-forward options, with Arnautovic proving to be the only one scoring consistently for the side. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP targets Latest West Ham News ANALYSIS Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 1 REVEALED gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won West Ham United are reportedly weighing up a potential move to sign former Fulham forward Kostas Mitroglou on loan.The 30-year-old is currently at Marseille after having rebuilt his career with Olympiacos and Benfica. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 REVEALED Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 target Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January revealed What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Tottenham line up bid for West Ham star who was labelled a ‘monster’ by Mourinholast_img read more

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CAF Champions League final to be replayed

first_img Tags: Ahmad AhmadCAF Champions League 2018/19EsperanceGary AlsmithtopWydad Casablanca Esperance players and staff celebrate after last Friday’s final whistle. (PHOTOS/AGENCY)The Confederation of African football (CAF) has announced that the 2019 Champions League final between Esperance and Wydad Casablanca, will be replayed on a neutral venue.The proceedings were confirmed by African Football expert, Gary Alsmith on his official handle on Wednesday evening.CAF CL final to be replayed in South Africa.Esperance to go CAS to contest it.Match commissioner did not include the fact that WAC walked off the pitch in his report. Decision comes after almost 6 hour meeting in Paris.— Gary #JoySports (@garyalsmith) June 5, 2019After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the second (leg) between the two sides was marred by controversy, as a technical error meant that VAR was not used although this was not told to the management of either side.Esperance secured their second successive title in controversial circumstances last Friday after Wydad refused to continue playing with the aggregate scoreline at 2-1 in favour of Esperance, due the VAR being unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser.After an hour of uncertainty and waiting, the referee blew the full-time whistle to hand the Tunisians a fourth title overall.CAF president Ahmad Ahmad has since come out and suggested that Wydad got the short end of the stick.“If somebody did not see WAC’s goal as legitimate, he then should change his hobby and to stop watching football,” Ahmad told a Moroccan sports news outlet.“The goal was legitimate and the Video Assistant Referee is not necessary to prove that.Ahmad claims Wydad’s goal was legitimate.Ahmad also provided some clarity regarding the lack of VAR in the second leg.“Everything has been unfair towards Wydad.“We have had an agreement with a company to supply VAR; however, they informed us they wouldn’t be apply to provide it for technical reasons just before the game.“I have no answers to give you. I am even so frightened after what happened.It has also been confirmed that the final will take place in South Africa, following the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.The stadium in which it will be contested is however, not yet been confirmed.Comments last_img read more

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4 Tips for Being an Awesome Assistant Director

first_imgWorking as an Assistant Director (AD) can be unbelievably challenging. To survive on set and off, take some key steps to position yourself for success.Top image from DIY FilmWorking as an AD is one of the most stressful jobs on set, but can also be one of the most rewarding. You are literally responsible for tackling more at any given time than any other crew member, and need to juggle logistical, creative, and technical aspects of your project without blinking an eye.Many aspiring producers attempt to jump into the role of an AD before they are truly ready, which ultimately can negatively impact their productions and lead them to possibly even lose their jobs. So if you are starting to work as an AD or even thinking about it —read on. These tips will keep you from falling on your face during the filmmaking process and will dramatically increase your chances of success.1. Be Really Involved in Pre-ProductionImage from Sarah K. ShoenWhen it comes to being an AD, the question isn’t “what does an AD do” but “what doesn’t an AD do”. This applies not only to your on set work, but pre-production/development time too. Don’t ever make the naive mistake of believing you are just going to walk onto set on day one and be able to do your job properly. It takes a lot of prep work to do your job well, so don’t ever try to skimp out during prep or it will show.The success (or failure) you experience in your role as an AD is often directly related to how involved you are in pre-production. As someone who oversees just about everything on set, you are expected to know what’s going on every step of the way. You’d be flat out wrong to believe you could get away without putting in your time during pre-pro. As you hopefully already know, for many crew members you (as the AD) are their ‘go-to’ person for information.If you aren’t prepared enough to assist them when you’re needed, you aren’t doing your job properly and ultimately shouldn’t be holding that position to begin with. Be committed to knowing as much as possible, for your sake and those around you. I can’t stress enough how important it is that you find an immense amount of self motivation when working as an AD, as no one else is going to tell you where to put in the extra leg work.Also, never wait on the Director or Producer of the film to involve you in pre-production matters, as they each have a lot on their plate and are expecting you to rise to the occasion. Be assertive in your role. If you require information from the Director to do your job, tell them. Don’t wait to be included in the discussion… initiate it.2. Communicate Exceptionally WellImage via DIY FilmIf you’re not already an amazing communicator, you better get cracking on your communication skill set ASAP. As someone who liaises with the Director and pretty much everyone else on set, stellar communication skills are the ultimate key to your success in this role. You need to be able to understand, relay, and translate information quickly and efficiently while also coming across as an authoritative figure, and trust me – this is easier said than done.The best ADs that I’ve ever worked with know how to command a room. They let department heads know when there is an issue, they keep the Director moving efficiently, and can quickly wrangle up every last crew member when the next shot is up.If you aren’t 110% confident that you can handle this, then you have your work cut out for you. The good news is that 90% of what you need to do is mental. You need to understand your role and the responsibility that you have, and allow yourself to be confident and assertive on set even if it doesn’t come naturally to you.3. Delegate if PossibleImage from Cleveland.comADs always have a ton of work on their plates. As I stated earlier, they are usually the busiest crew member on set. That said, being busy doesn’t mean having to do everything yourself — one of the largest responsibilities of an AD is to delegate. While there are some specific tasks that an AD needs to tackle themselves, the vast majority of their work during production comes down to relaying information and delegating responsibilities as efficiently as possible.Don’t be afraid to ask for help or assign jobs to your crew, as that’s what they’re there for. If your Producer or Director finds you trying to juggle too many things at once, they are likely to come down on your for it, as you aren’t actually fulfilling your responsibilities properly. It may feel like you are working harder than everyone around you (and maybe you are), but that doesn’t mean you’re doing the right work.There are a lot of lines that get blurred when you work as an AD, since you’re wearing so many hats – but by default you should always attempt to delegate responsibilities (other than your key AD tasks) first and foremost, and only when those tasks can’t be delegated can you step in to get your hands dirty.4. Never MicromanageImage from HowToFilmSchoolIt’s always important to remember that there’s a balance to everything. Even though I mentioned above that you need to delegate as much as possible on set, you also don’t want to fall into a parallel trap of micromanaging your crew. Doing so will make them feel like you don’t trust them, and it will also waste a lot of your precious time that could likely be better served doing something far more productive.You need to trust that your directions have been received and heard by your crew. Assuming you are working with professional crew members, you should be able to count on your team.When you attempt to micromanage everyone, you’re assuming that you know how to do everyone’s job better than they do (whether you realize it or not) and it comes across very poorly on set. Let those around you shine; as an AD this makes you look good and leaves more time open for you to actually run your set.In ConclusionImage from the Annapurna International School of Film + Media      Being a great AD is much harder work than you might think, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull it off, even without much experience on set. Always remember to be assertive, understand your role inside and out, take part in prep as much as you can, communicate/delegate effectively, and never micromanage.And just as importantly as everything we touched on above, you’ve got be incredibly hard working, exceptionally organized, and a master problem solver. Always remember that the better you are at your role, the easier it is for the Director to concentrate freely on the creative process in front of them. If you can accomplish that? You’re on the right track.Here are a few more articles from PremiumBeat that cover the ins and outs of working on film sets:Tips for Being an Awesome Production CoordinatorProper Set Etiquette Will Get You Hired Again and AgainHow Micromanaging Your Indie Film Set Could Ruin Your ProjectHave any tips for being an awesome Assistant Director? What are YOU looking for in a great AD? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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Pushed Deals Didn’t Cause You To Miss Your Goal

first_imgYour prospects will push deals into the future. No matter how well you control the process, and no matter how much you wish things to be different, you aren’t going to close every on or before the date you projected. Sure some deals will push due to poor salesmanship or unforced errors, but as many will get pushed forward because February is as good as January, and March is as good as February (not that you shouldn’t work to make sooner better than later).Some deals get pushed forward because of Black Swans, events you can’t easily forecast but are easy to explain away as if you could have done something after the fact.Black SwansYour primary contact, your champion, takes a new job three weeks before they are scheduled to sign your contract. It’s tempting to believe that having another well-placed contact might have kept the deal alive, and maybe it would have. However, it’s also entirely possible that your champion was the single person that cared enough to shepherd the initiative through their organization.The dream client account you have worked on for seven years is finally at the table, and you are days away from the deal you have sweat over for months. Without any warning, the company’s largest competitor purchases them and places all initiatives on hold indefinitely. There was no warning, and you received no notice.Senior leadership decided that another project is more important to their future success than yours and shifted the budget to a different initiative. You have a member of executive leadership engaged in the opportunity, but they were unwilling to spend their political capital on your initiative. Your deal is pushed forward into the future, and one that is uncertain.The Only Defense is OffenseThere are some who would tell you that you could have done something different and prevented the deal from pushing, but that overstates your influence by some significant factor. There is never a reason not to try, and giving up does nothing to benefit you or the client. Which leaves us here . . .The only way to ensure you make your number is to have enough deals to be able to survive the inevitable Black Swans that occur in some percentage of all opportunities. A pipeline is the only thing that can inoculate you. If one deal pushing is enough for you to miss your goal, you need to create more opportunities. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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No reversal of PacHorn decision, says WBO

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jeff Horn, left, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)After calls for a review of the world welterweight title bout between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao, World Boxing Organization said that the controversial ending couldn’t be reversed.The sanctioning body said that a reversal is only possible if there was violation of any law or if fraud was evident in the fight. Both instances, though, weren’t found in the 12-round fight that Horn won via unanimous decision in Brisbane, Australia.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong For some players, 2 teams now mean 2 chances at NBA Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend READ: NBA players, US celebrities upset over Horn winPacquiao backed GABs request, saying he doesn’t want to see the sport die “because of unfair decision and officiating.”Horn won the fight through the judges’ scorecards, 117-111, 115-113, 115-113, despite hitting less punches than Pacquiao, 182-92.There were also visible accidental headbutts from Horn, causing cuts to open on Pacquiao’s head, but only the WBC reprimands a one-point deduction for such actions, not the WBO.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend READ: Pacquiao demands ‘closure’ from WBO on controversial ‘Battle of Brisbane’“The discretion of a referee or judge cannot be reversed, except in a case of fraud or violation of laws, which is not the case in Pac vs Horn,” WBO body tweeted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGames and Amusement Board asked WBO for a thorough review of the fight due to “possible miscalls of the referee [Mark Nelson] where some deductions were not made and of the judges in their judging that have caused varying opinions in their objectivity.”GAB is asking for possible sanctions for the referee and the judges if warranted. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

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