Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Belingon’s split decision victory snapped Fernandes’ unopposed reign in the bantamweight division—one that spanned for eight years, the longest in the promotion.Having fought in the circuit for quite some time, the Team Lakay striker knows what exactly needs to be done. “To finish him at any round, I think that’s the best way to do it,” Belingon said. “I think it would be better to not leave the fight’s outcome to the judges.”Such approach has stemmed from a short-lived reign by Joshua Pacio, Belingon’s teammate who was a strawweight champion before a Japanese replacement dethroned him via split decision in January. The fight drew strong opinions from both fighters, fans and even ONE’s top honcho Chatri Sityodtong that eventually led to a rematch in Manila set this April. It’s one of the the things Team Lakay ringmaster Mark Sangio kept on harping about in myriad interviews he has done between then and now: Swift victories. Convincing results. ADVERTISEMENT Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart MOST READ Kevin Belingon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTOKYO—The picture of a particular scene in their last fight sums up everything.In it, Kevin Belingon stands with his arms in the air while Bibiano Fernandes is caught mid-shrug, disbelief clearly showing. It was an image frozen from the pair’s meeting last year, and it’s among the driving forces behind enduring plot between the two prolific bantamweights.ADVERTISEMENT The Filipino striker and the Brazilian grappler figure in a bantamweight title clash for the third time in ONE’s massive maiden showpiece this Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.“I don’t think he was convinced with how our previous meeting turned out. He couldn’t accept his defeat,” Belingon, a senior member of the famed Team Lakay, said in Filipino. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Maybe because his run in our division was so long. Perhaps that’s why he reacted that way,” added Belingon (20-5-0).The two had split their previous two bouts with Fernandes (22-4-0) winning in 2016 and Belingon evening the score last year. ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ LATEST STORIES Used to winning in high school, Jennifer Nieva left frustrated as NU continues to fall Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Belingon knows the former champion is “hungrier than ever” and that he will be enjoying a sense of familiarity going into the tussle, having fought in Tokyo before.But he is unfazed.“It doesn’t matter to me wherever we fight,” said Belingon who will be joined by Danny Kingad and skipper Eduard Folayang in the main card. “That has no effect on me, whatsoever. I am keeping my focus.”“From striking to Brazilian Jujitsu, down to wrestling,” he said when asked specifically what he worked on during the camp. “So wherever the fight may go—on the ground or standing up—I’d be able to match him,” Belingon added.“Or dominate him, even.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Executives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission in Liberia have called on the National Legislature to ratify the Kampala Convention.The Kampala Convention calls for the establishment of a legal framework for preventing external displacement, and protecting and assisting of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). It is a framework for solidarity, cooperation, promotion of durable solutions and mutual support between state parties. It provides for the respective obligations of armed groups, non state actors and other relevant actors, including civil society organizations.The IDPs are people obliged to flee their homes or places of habitual residence in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violation of human rights, natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internally recognized state border.ECOWAS Special Representative to Liberia, Ambassador Tunde O. Ajisomo, said the workshop about Post-IDP Conference Advocacy Mission to Liberia was meant to discuss the adoption of the commitment Liberia had made with respect to the Kampala Convention about the welfare of the IDPs.He said there were discussions at a local resort in Monrovia a few years back where the need for making laws to protect IDPs was discussed, and with this commitment, ECOWAS is looking up toLiberia’s Lawmakers to ratify the Convention.The Ebola crisis, coupled with other natural disasters, Ambassador Ajisomo said, drives internal displacement and urged ECOWAS countries to remain vigilant and strengthen the health sector in a collective effort.It was noted that the recent flood disaster due to heavy downpour had displaced many residents of Monrovia, while fire disasters and demolition of congested slum communities in Accra had displaced thousands in Ghana.For UNHCR Acting Representative Loli Kimyaci, her organization has been collaborating with the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC), and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to sensitize people about the significance of ratifying the Kampala Convention.Dr. Fatimata Dia Sow, ECOWAS Social and Gender Affairs Commissioner, also recalled that an agreement had been reached among West African leaders for strong implementation of the Kampala Convention, and sensitization carried out so that people will be aware of its domestication and implementation.She said the meeting on July 2, 2015, was a snapshot to get ECOWAS countries to see reason for the implementation of the convention since it has been agreed on by all parties.Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh, who arrived when the opening formalities were drawing to a close, said Liberia remains committed to ECOWAS and the Kampala Convention as ECOWAS’ role in restoring peace in the sub-region is visible to all.He also noted that signing and ratifying Convention was not enough, but Africans must learn to domesticate and reform laws that will be in conformity with international instruments.Nimba County Representative, Sam Kogar, in remarks, pledged to rally his fellow lawmakers to ensure the Convention is ratified.The discussion held in Monrovia was in commemoration of the IDP Sensitization Mission to Liberia’s 40th Anniversary. The discussions took into consideration scores of issues including humanitarian affairs policy and action plan, presentation of the Kampala Convention and outcomes.The Kampala Convention of the African Union (AU) on IDPs adopted by ECOWAS underscores that state parties are obligated to prevent political, social, cultural and economic exclusion and marginalization of citizens. State parties are also to ensure individual responsibility and accountability for acts of arbitrary displacement, including that of non-state actors, and may seek the cooperation of international organizations or humanitarian agencies and civil society organizations.The convention further obligates parties to protect their populations against arbitrary displacement and displacement caused by development projects.During period of displacement, state parties are also called to bear the primary responsibility for providing protection and assistance to IDPs within their territories, including IDPs registration and documentation. They are expected to respect the mandate of the AU and the United Nations (UN) and the role of international humanitarian agencies in providing protection and assistance, respecting the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence of humanitarian actors.The Kampala Convention requires state parties to protect humanitarian personnel respect and ensure respect for the civilian and humanitarian character of places where IDPs are sheltered.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer PSL: Petron rallies to end F2 Logistic’s 11-game win streak In April, Diaz took a step towards qualifying for the Tokyo Games by winning three silver medals in the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championship in China. /jeSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This came two months after Diaz took to social media to appeal for financial help.READ: Hidilyn Diaz asking for financial support for Tokyo 2020 stintFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDiaz thanked the PSC and Phoenix for the financial grant, which was awarded in the third year anniversary of her silver medal finish in the 2016 Rio Olympics.“For me, malaking bagay. Kasi maglalaro ako sa Olympics and there’s a lot of competition that I need to complete and preparation towards Olympic, um medyo mahirap. So may core team ako. And I’m so grateful for the help, for the support they gave me,” Diaz said. LATEST STORIES Hidilyn Diaz (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)MANILA, Philippines—Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz is set to receive P2 million for her preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics through a deal agreed upon by national sports officials and Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc.The agreement was formalized by Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez, Phoenix chairman Dennis Uy, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and Senator Bong Go, chair of the Senate Committee on Sports. The deal was signed in Malacañang on Thursday afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Benefits of township living Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm 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 Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
View comments 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Thompson, the other part of Golden State’s Splash Brothers combo, is recovering from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The team hopes he can return in the second half of the season.Curry said he experienced some minor nerve irritation shortly after he underwent his first hand surgery, a common byproduct of the procedure. That’s one thing doctors will continue to monitor throughout his rehab process, and it will impact when he can return.For now, Curry is working out his lower body and doing whatever training is permitted by the team’s medical staff, saying he’s using this three-month period without basketball as a “mini offseason” to fine-tune his body.The Warriors’ longest-tenured player had praise for his teammates, who took the court Monday night against Utah with a 2-8 record that was tied with the New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans for the worst in the NBA.Curry described rookie Eric Paschall’s energy as contagious and said the play of new guard D’Angelo Russell has been “unreal.” Asked what the benefits would be for he and Thompson to return to the court this season if it was only for the final few weeks, Curry had an answer.ADVERTISEMENT Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Spurs retire Tony Parker jersey in emotional ceremony Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee ‘People evacuated on their own’ Curry addressed the media Monday night for the first time since getting injured Oct. 30 and said he needs a second surgery on his non-shooting hand, probably in early December, to remove pins that were inserted during the first procedure Nov. 1 that involved his hand and index finger.″(Managing the) swelling is something that’s going to be of the utmost priority early in the rehab process,” Curry said, “to get me a chance to come back and get my range of motion back pretty quickly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Warriors initially said Curry would be re-evaluated three months after the surgery, which would be early February.Curry referred to himself and injured teammate Klay Thompson as “caged animals right now, wanting to be unleashed.” Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees “Just to understand the chemistry with the young guys,” he said. “We can play around with rotations and just get a vibe of what the following season, when we’re all healthy, looks like.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry speaks at a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/John Hefti)SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry “definitely” plans to return this season from his broken left hand and is hoping to be back on the court at “some point in early spring.”When exactly the two-time NBA MVP will be able to play again remains uncertain.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down
By Leah HernandezThe famous American bodybuilder, actor and artist, Kai Greene once said, “In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece”. Those words are the definition of how truly phenomenal June Ann-Henry is.This 68-year-old mother of four has been an artist for over half of a century and is showing no signs of quitting anytime soon. The multitalented Henry is one to watch as she possesses unique skills not only in artistry but in singing, voice-training and teaching, but more so she dedicates most of her time teaching young children and hosting workshops to share her artistic talent.“My art is not just about the painting I do, I’m also a singer, songwriter, voice trainer. It’s across the board because I’m multi-talented. I’m always into something else….I believe that I am doing good work, which as you can see in my work that I try my best matter of fact everything I do. I try to do it excellent” she asserted.The Sunday Times Magazine was fortunate enough to learn more about the exciting experiences encountered by this art professional, during an evidently interesting conversation at her home in the city.Like most talented individuals, this stalwart captured her motivation together with passion from those dearest to her and from a tender age it was evident that Henry’s talent was undeniable.“Since I was a child I like to do art. I remember even prophesying in my art. I did a picture with a husband and a wife and I put my real husband name in it and I was a child then….I was just about five-years-old then and that’s my earliest recollection of my art. I was also influenced by my father as he liked to draw birds and I was encouraged by my uncle who bought me paints and so on. He was always interested in me becoming an artist” a jovial Henry explained.It is wise to accept challenges so that one can feel the exhilaration of victory because it is only through resolution and determination victory is gained. Being a perfect example of the readiness to accept challenges, Henry is always prepared to make the most out of the very least.“Basic challenge is money because the paints are very expensive and the canvases are very expensive and people don’t want to pay for it. They want the work but they don’t want to pay for it. Basic challenges besides money are to manoeuvre what little that you have to in order to make it work” the devoted artist related.Embracing and showing off the creativeness of the beautifully painted pictures in the room, the Sunday Times Magazine asked the visibly enthusiastic senior of the inspiration behind each work of art completed, and in a smooth voice, she responded saying, “Sometimes I have a dream, other times I get inspiration from nature…I like to draw because I feel that different groups have different concepts of ideas to share with the world and if artists don’t come forth and share with the world, you imagine what the world would be like without artists?”The rest of the world was also afforded the opportunity to view the creations done by Henry whilst on missionary trips to various destinations. Countries such as Brazil, Suriname, the United States of America and Canada are among those that have these radiant art pieces of our very own local artist, on their shores.Being very proud of her work and accomplishments at home and abroad, Henry encourages other local talented persons to stop having less confidence in themselves and pursue whatever dream it is until it becomes a reality.“I would say to that person, pursue it! It’s just as if you take one step, take baby steps. Anything you wanna do you, take a little baby step and then you know you can go further and further until you reach wherever you want to be” Henry positively said.This committed member of the Guyana Women Artist Association is currently focused on her voice training classes at the Carnegie School of Economics but more importantly her over-successful artistry career.This industrious woman seeks to share with the world her inspiration and concept of what an artist truly is by use of her colours and paintbrush on each canvas. Her words are “I am art and art is me, art is my life”.
Mark Bosnich has told talkSPORT Manchester United’s signing of Sergio Romero makes it odds-on David De Gea will leave Old Trafford this summer.The Red Devils confirmed on Monday morning they have signed the Argentine international, who was a free agent after leaving Sampdoria, on a three-year contract, and Bosnich insists that will have “red lights flashing” around Old Trafford as speculation continues over the future of De Gea, with Real Madrid keen to take him ‘home’.Former United goalkeeper Bosnich told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “The Romero deal tells us they [Manchester United] are not 100 per cent certain David De Gea is going to stay, and that they need quality back-up.“In Romero they’ve got that. He’s won a title in Holland with AZ Alkmaar and that’s where [Louis] Van Gaal knows him from, that’s where their relationship started. He played in the World Cup final [last year] and did very well for Argentina in the World Cup in Brazil.“He’s a quality goalkeeper and that tells us in flashing red lights they are nowhere near certain De Gea will stay. I’d say it’s now 40-60 against De Gea staying at Manchester United.“So they want to make sure they’ve got cover and there’s no last minute scramble if he does happen to go just before the window closes.”
Mauricio Pochettino refused to blame Tottenham’s 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle on the Europa League.The manager made six changes to the side that beat Monaco 4-1 on Thursday night, but the Magpies ended Spurs’ 14-match unbeaten run in the Premier League thanks to a late goal from Ayoze Perez.“It’s not about tiredness or playing on Thursday,” Pochettino said.“We had good energy, but started to make mistakes and lost control in the last 15 or 20 minutes.”Tottenham went ahead through Eric Dier’s first-half goal but failed to put the game beyond doubt.“The first half was a fantastic performance and one of the best so far I think,” the boss added.“It was under control and the way we played was fantastic.“In football you need to create chances and score and [Newcastle] created chances and scored.”Nevertheless, Pochettino pointed out his team were still only three points behind fourth placed Man United, adding his young team would continue to improve.
Follmann came on to a rousing reception Jakson Follmann, one of the three players to survive the Chapecoense plane crash in November 2016 came on to score a goal in a friendly match. Follmann, who now has a prosthetic leg as a result of the crash, showed he has a sense of humour by feigning injury at one point, making the crowd collectively laugh. But the most memorable moment of the night was when the former goalkeeper scored a goal and was greeted with congratulations all around the ground in what was a touching moment. Watch the video of Follmann’s appearance below… 1 This is incredible. One of the three players to survive the Chapecoense plane crash, entered and scored in a friendly match. 🙌 (via @Esp_Interativo) pic.twitter.com/tW17V53iEZ— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 28, 2017
WSLM will be giving away tickets to the Louisville Bats game on Friday, June 2 where you can meet your favorite Indianapolis Colts players.Wide Receiver Phillip Dorsett and Safety T.J. Green are scheduled to appear, along with Colts cheerleaders and Blue, the mascot. Phillip DorsettT.J. GreenThe Colts will partner with the Fort Wayne TinCaps, Indianapolis Indians and Louisville Bats for three “Colts at Bat” events this summer. During these events, the Colts will provide several elements for fans attending the baseball games, including player autographs and photos prior to the first pitch, cheerleader autographs and performances, Colts Mascot Blue, free Colts giveaways and Colts In Motion, the team’s traveling museum.Fans may also sign up for one of the Colts Official Fan Clubs and register to win Colts tickets.Attendees must purchase a ticket to the baseball game in order to participate in the “Colts at Bat” activities. A list of dates for this year’s “Colts at Bat” events is provided below.The Colts encourage all fans to arrive early at summer events. The line for player and cheerleader autographs and photos may be cut off at any time to ensure the tour remains on schedule. Inclement weather or traffic may cause for late arrival or early departure. All Summer Tour events will take place rain or shine. Fans will be allowed one autograph per person; however, fans may get back in line for additional autographs. All Colts event times are local. Player names for each event will be announced in May, but are subject to change.Friday, June 2, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.Colts at Bat with the Louisville BatsLouisville Slugger Field401 East Main StreetLouisville, KY 40202PLAYERS: WR Phillip Dorsett and S T.J. Green**Player autographs from 5:30-6:45pm and Cheerleader autographs from 7:30pm-5th inning