Rodel Mayol sees KO win for Jerwin Ancajas

first_imgMayol predicted that Gonzalez will be knocked out either in the sixth or seventh round.“The Mexican is strong and will likely go inside, but Ancajas will be ready for that and eventually will control the fight,” said Mayol, trainer of power puncher Romero Duno, who earned plaudits with his first round demolition of Mexican Yardley Suarez at The Forum in Inglewood, California, last month.For his part, Jalnaiz said Ancajas is benefiting from his remarkable amateur career as former Palarong Pambansa champion and National Youth Games gold medalist.“His (Ancajas) footwork is good and his fighting stance refined,” said Jalnaiz, who left the fight game at 24. “His hands are fast and he doesn’t throw wild punches.“If one solid punch or his combination gets through, then Gonzalez will be in deep trouble.”ADVERTISEMENT Jalnaiz, who oversaw Ancajas’ weight reduction in this coastal city, featuring the old school sauna, ice and calamansi spit out session, said the southpaw’s punches will even be harder and snappier on fight night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH’s Eumir Marcial win by KO middleweght final (Highlights) PLAY LIST 03:01PH’s Eumir Marcial win by KO middleweght final (Highlights)02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jalnaiz, the 1992 Beijing Asian Games bantamweight gold medalist and two-time Olympian, assists chief trainer Joven Jimenez in keeping Ancajas’ body in tiptop shape and gives suggestions relative to the title duel on Saturday night.Mayol and Jalnaiz were regulars in the US training camps of Manny Pacquiao, who charts Ancajas’ career by way of his MP Promotions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThey were simply glad to lend a hand to Team Ancajas, which also includes unbeaten pro prospect Mark Anthony Barriga (8-0), former national boxer Delfin Boholst, Filipino-Australian cutman Todd Makelim  and MP Promotions’ Joe Ramos and Sean Gibbons.After watching Ancajas’ workouts and viewing some clips of Israel Gonzalez’s fights, Mayol and Jalnaiz were convinced that the top Filipino hope to step up when Pacquiao retires will come out victorious. MOST READ Victims’ dad apologizes after lunging at Nassar in courtroom Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Former boxing world champion Rodel Mayol, right, with Asian Games gold medalist Roberto Jalnaiz. Photo by Roy Luarca/INQUIRERCorpus Christi, Texas—Tapped for their extensive ring experience and street smarts, Rodel Mayol and Roberto Jalnaiz are providing invaluable help to Team Ancajas here.Mayol, the World Boxing Council light flyweight champion from 2009-2011, takes care of Jerwin Ancajas’ nutritional needs.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Romeo gets best shot at elusive title as he pairs up with Castro at TNT

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It also helps that familiarity will be on his side with former FEU running mates abound the KaTropa camp, led by coach Nash Racela..@tbvromeo shares his elation as he reunites with former FEU running mates and coach @scwtN in @TNTkaTropa. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/4oIZSSgjaa— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 4, 2018Even the management expressed excitement and likened the Romeo-Castro partnership to that of Castro and Jimmy Alapag of the old days.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Humbled with the comparisons, Romeo argued that he’s still far from matching the legacy of an Alapag or even a Castro.“Their tandem was already proven with numerous championships. Kuya Jayson is already kuya Jayson and we know what he can do in the PBA and with the national team. So on my part, I need to be able to help him and take some of the load off of him. In my mind, that’s my job here,” he said.As of now, all Romeo wants is to leave everything behind and put all of his focus in this new endeavor with TNT.“My focus now is how I can help TNT and how I can grow here,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Romeo, however, doesn’t want to get too ahead of himself.“It’s hard to tell as of now,” he said in Filipino on Wednesday after wrapping up his first practice session in his new home with the KaTropa.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“You really need to put in the work ahead of words. So for me, what’s important is what we do in practice. It’s easy to make promises, but it’s still a different thing when it comes to execution. For me, I don’t want to think about that yet and I just want to help the team and contribute in any way I can.”Romeo’s arrival drew lots of intrigue over what the future holds for TNT, especially now that he will form a potent three-guard combo with Jayson Castro and Jericho Cruz. MOST READ View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Harden misses out on triple-double as Rockets rout Wizards Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonOver his four-year professional career, Terrence Romeo has already established himself as a certified star, being one of the most deadly scorers in the league today.But his trade to TNT certainly signalled a huge shift for the three-time Scoring Champion, giving himself the best chance to win a championship, a feat that has eluded him in every level he has played in.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Jeron Teng, 2 ex-La Salle players stabbed in BGC; suspects arrested

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments RELATED VIDEOVIDEO: Altercation between the group of Jeron Teng, stabbing suspects outside a club in BGC (CREDIT: Dane Lim) pic.twitter.com/PTlKzUQiWE— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) June 3, 2018 LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img The heated altercation turned into a brawl where the three were stabbed.The players were rushed to St. Luke’s Medical Hospital for treatment. Both Norbert and Thomas reportedly sustained deep cuts in their arms while Teng got hit in the body.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 crownOfficers from Police Community Precinct 7 in Bonifacio Global City apprehended the suspects at around 2:30 am.Before the stabbing, Teng played in Alaska’s 109-103 win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Araneta Coliseum. He scored eight points in 22 minutes. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ Rain helps Campbell top her first Ironman 70.3 race in PH ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESAlaska rookie Jeron Teng and his former La Salle teammates were involved in a stabbing incident early Sunday,  a police report said.Teng and former Green Archers Norbert Torres and Thomas Torres were outside Early Night? club near the Fort Strip when they ran into the group of Edmar Manalo, 40, Joseph Varona, 39, and Williard Basili, 38, according to Police Chief Inspector Joseph Austria.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Eric Cray crashes to 7th in Asian Games 400m hurdles

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal His performance was nearly four seconds slower than the gold medal winner Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba, who set a new Asian Games’ record of 47.66 and obliterated the 16-year-old mark of 48.42 set Al Somaily in the 2002 Busan games.India’s Dharun Ayyasamy placed runner-up in the Asian 400m with a 48.96, while Japan’s Abe Takatoshi ranked third with a 49.12 clocking.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cray, a two-time champion in the Southeast Asian Games, will try his luck again in the 4×100 with Anfernee Lopena, Clayton Bautista, and Trenten Beram on Thursday. Eric Shawn Cray settled for seventh place in the 400m hurdles finals of the 2018 Asian Games athletic competitions at Gelora Bung Karko Main Stadium in Jakarta Monday night.Cray, the oldest competitor in the 400m hurdles at 29, clocked in at 51.53 seconds in the final race, which was even slower than his 50.54 in the semifinals. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img PH long jump queen Sunang bows out in likely last Asian Games run ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Asian Games: PH’s Watanabe gets crack at judo gold

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judoka Kiyomi Watanabe has a chance to give the Philippines its fifth gold medal after advancing to the finals of the women’s -63 kg judo competition in the 2018 Asian Games Thursday at JCC-Plenary Hall in Jakarta. Watanabe trumped Mongolia’s Gankhaich Bold after tallying a Waza-ari in the 1:45 mark of their match, just 13 seconds after the Mongolian got called with a Shido. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments 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 awardcenter_img The Filipino-Japanese judoka, who got a 1s1 score against Bold, will face Nami Nabekura in the final later in the day. Watanabe got into the semifinals after a dominating performance in the quarterfinals scoring an Ippon for the full 10-0 score against Thailand’s Orapin Senatham at the 1:17 mark of the fight. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’She has won gold medals in the last three editions of the Southeast Asian Games. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rafael Nadal warned for time in easy US Open victorylast_img read more

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David Mell Drops New Hit Single “DisLuv”

first_imgDavid Mell the Melody Maker, as he’s widely known, has been in America since the June 14, 2014 for LMA ceremony where he received an award as best R&B Artist of the Year .Mell’s been preparing for his trip to America and has proven to his fans that his getting out there and doing his best is his promise to keep. Just last week he dropped one of his most versatile tracks eversing being out there titled, “Dis Luv”.With a strong pop, dance and Afro rhythm beat attached to its lyrics of love and affection, David Mell has yet again given it to us hot!The Afro-pop tune talks about love and the affection that comes with feeling it, a sensation that can be heard and felt in all of Mell’s tracks. I just wanna love you/ hold you/ be there/The track has a dance flavor that will definitely get you off your feet, and ready to hold that special someone.Produced by Shadow, David Mel can be heard in this international flow of sound pouring his heart out.There’s also information coming to LIB Life that he is set to tour Australia, as his manager Lena has been posting announcements over social media to let his fans know.“For BOOKINGS outside of the USA please email themelodymaker072@gmail.com. Australia get ready for the Melody Maker David Mell”“David Mell’s  management says THANK YOU to PAULZ FOTO for the amazing pictures that he has captured of The Melody Maker.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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USAID/FED, Partners to Boost Livestock Production

first_imgIn bid to enhance livestock production in Liberia, the United States Agencies for International Development/Food and Enterprise Development Program (USAID/FED) has rehabilitated the Central Agricultural Research Institute’s (CARI) livestock quarantine facility in Suakoko, Bong County.The facility was dedicated last Friday by the United States Ambassador to Liberia, Ms. Deborah Malac.The program was attended by the Deputy Minister for Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Seklau Wiles, and the Chief of Party for USAID/FED, Agnes Luz and among other dignitaries.The CARI’s livestock house was destroyed during Liberia’s fourteen year civil crisis. Thanks to USAID/FED’s partnership with the government of Liberia, the facility was revamped to meet the needs of livestock farmers in the country.According to the project document, about 500 improved varieties of goats are initially expected to occupy the new facility.USAID/FED will focus on improving goats husbandry techniques to increase production, while USDA and Land O’ Lakes (USDA/LOL) are to restock the nation’s goat population.The document further explained that goat farmers under the FED program are going to benefit from an imported herd of genetically proven goats to upgrade their existing herd, adding that the facility would be used as a home for nucleus breeding.Cutting the ribbon off the animals’ house last Friday in CARI, Ambassador Malac stated the United States government was gratified to support Liberia’s agricultural programs to reduce poverty and help the country become food secured.“The U.S government has made and will continue to make major investments to support agriculture and agri-business in Liberia through its close partnership with government institutions and agencies. Through projects such as the quarantine facility and the establishment of a thriving goat sector in Liberia, the U.S. government reaffirms its long standing commitment to help reduce poverty and achieve food security,” she said.She emphasized that the facility was critical to the overall process of increasing the national goat herd and represented how her government coordinates investment among different government agencies.“Goats are primary asset of rural village households and farms in Liberia. Considering that nearly 80 percent of all the goat meat consumed in the country is imported from surrounding countries, we intend to reverse that trend,” she explained.The U.S Ambassador mentioned that FED has not only partnered with CARI to increase livestock production, but was also into rice seed multiplication and certification as well as the multiplication of improved varieties of cassava cuttings.For her part, Mrs. Wiles said the government of Liberia was thankful to the people and government of America for helping to revamp the agricultural sector of Liberia.The MoA’s deputy minister, who once served as the national livestock coordinator for her ministry prior to her appointment, said that Liberia had been very productive in livestock production prior to the civil crisis.“Before the war, this facility served as our dairy cattle’s bond that hosted exotic (foreign) breed used for the crossing. We firmly believe that its revamping begins the intention to increase livestock production. This is why we are thankful for the assistance of the U.S government,” she stated joyfully.Dr. Arthur Kanua is the director for livestock research at CARI.He earlier confirmed at the program that his institution (CARI) has partnered with USAID/FED and USDA/LOL to enhance animal farming in Liberia.Speaking exclusively with the Daily Observer newspaper, after the program, the Acting Chief of Party for USDA/LOL, Madam Allison Williams, disclosed that by June of this year her institution is expected to restock the facility at CARI with goats.“We will be able to bring high quality of animals perhaps by June,” she said.According to her, they are working with fifty-nine goat farming groups in the country to increase animal production, adding that farmers are taught to breed livestock as a business.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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CSO Asks Legislature to Reject President Sirleaf’s Request

first_imgHon. J. Alex TylerSpeaker of the House of RepresentativesCapitol BuildingCapitol Hill, MonroviaDear Speaker Tyler:The Civil Society in Liberia writes to express its deepest concerns of a letter addressed to the Legislature from the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf seeking extra-constitutional powers to respond to the ebola outbreak in Liberia.We are of the opinion that no one has the power or authority to suspend Article 1 of the Liberian Constitution regardless of the circumstances. When the framers of the Constitution fashioned Article 1 in the way they framed it, they were making clear that Constitutional power lies only in the people of the country:“All power is inherent in the people. All free governments are instituted by their authority and for their benefit and they have the right to alter and reform the same when their safety and happiness so require.”We fear that a move like this has the propensity to set a dangerous precedence for future governance of the country as unscrupulous persons can easily abuse it and plunge the country into chaos. Even now, there is a possibility of such a power being abused by the president.In regards to Article 12, Civil Society argues that The President does not need extra powers over this provision of the Constitution, and we are quite sure that Liberians do not have to be made slaves in order to end the scourge of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country.While we accept the necessity of restricting the movement of people in and out of the country on legitimate public health grounds, the power to do this should rest with the courts and not solely in the hands of the President. As before, concentrating such a power in the hands of one person can lead to the wanton abuse of the rights of the people of this country.Honorable Speaker, Article 14 is one of the bedrocks of our democracy and system of government. The Constitution has already indicated at this article how religious freedoms can be curtailed and the process through which it may be done. There is nowhere in this provision or anywhere else in the Constitution that any one individual is given the right to place restrictions on religion. That power is the sole preserve of the Liberian Legislature and the article clearly says that, “All persons shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and no person shall be hindered in the enjoyment thereof except as may be required by law to protect public safety, order, health. or morals or in the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.”On the President’s request to continue exercising powers restricting Article 15 rights, it is once more our considered opinion that such powers are best exercised through the Judiciary or the Legislature. There are already statutes which stop people from exercising this right irresponsibly. Even the Constitution provides safeguards. We agree that no one should be allowed to cause a state of panic in the country regardless of the reason. What we do not agree with is the power to restrict Article 15 rights should be left to one person’s discretion.As regards Article 17, it is well understood that public assemblies of large groups may not be a wise thing to do in the current health crisis especially as it relates to a disease like Ebola which spreads through close bodily contact. In spite of that fact, we still do not think that the power to restrict this right should be held by any one person. The government already exercises the people to stop people from demonstrating on grounds of a statute. The restriction on this right may continue to be enjoined in this manner.Mr. Speaker, we think it is an absolute violation of the Constitution to allow the President the right to continue exercising the powers she has requested you to endorse under Article 24. The Constitution, at this article, has already given the government the right to expropriate private property in a situation like this. What the Constitution has clearly not allowed is for such expropriation to be done without just compensation as the President has asked. The Constitution also does not give the President the power to remove the right of any such property owner except through a recourse to the courts.Finally Mr. Speaker and Honorable Members of the House of Representatives, the Emergency Powers provisions of the Constitution have been misconstrued in many corners of this country. Clearly Article 86b states that “A state of emergency may be declared only where there is a threat or outbreak of war or where there is civil unrest affecting the existence, security or wellbeing of the Republic amounting to a clear and present danger.” While the EVD presents a danger to Liberia, it does not meet the critical legal test (threat or outbreak of war or…civil unrest) to serve as the basis for declaring a state of emergency.Further, Articles 86a and 87 clearly state restrictions on the exercise of legislative powers. Article 88 makes it clear that at the time you voted to impose the state of emergency, included in your joint resolution with the Liberian Senate, there should have been all the justifications and restrictions necessary and justified for making the declarations. The constitution is clear when it says “…The Legislature shall within seventy two hours, by joint resolution voted by two thirds of the membership of each house, decide whether the proclamation of a state of emergency is justified or whether the measures taken thereunder are appropriate.”Mr. Speaker and Honorable Members of the House of Representatives,  In addition to the acknowledged facts that the letter seeks to limit basic freedoms, the Civil Society the following reasons for which the request should not be accepted.The circumstance in our country is now more in terms of health services, and the issues being proposed could not provide any more response to the ebola situation now in the country than the health services being provided.In addition, the proposal suggests the suspension of rights provided for under the state of emergency, but the time frame provided by the constitution has been exhausted, so we request that these measures be ignored.Mr Speaker,In conclusion, Civil Society like to note that the issues raised by the president do not seem to be considerate of the due respect for the constitution. It is our expectation that you would take the prudent decision of rejecting this request of President Sirleaf and remain on the path of promoting democracy in our country.Sincerely yours,Civil Society in LiberiaLancedell J. MatthewsOn Behalf of the OrganizationsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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WHO Agrees to Failure in Managing Ebola?

first_imgThe World Health­ Organization (WHO) has admitted to failure in managing the recent scope of the Ebola outbreak and falling short of providing a quick and suitable response to countries affected by the disease.A broad range of factors including mismanagement, bureaucracy, underfunding, poor communication and incompetent healthcare staff are to blame for failing to stop the spread of the mortal disease, WHO said in a draft internal document which was leaked out on Friday October 17, 2014.The Internal Document was quoted as saying, “Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall.”According to the report, the WHO experts failed to realize that the traditional approaches to disease containment wound be of no substantial effect in Africa, which has for long been beset with a weak health system.Also, Dr. Peter Piot, the Ebola virus co-discoverer, lashed out at the WHO for responding too slowly to the epidemic which has so far claimed the lives of nearly 4,493 people all around the world, while more people have been infected.Questioning the performance of the agency,  Dr. Piot said, “Five months passed and more than 1,000 people lost their lives before WHO finally declared the deadly epidemic an international health emergency.”Earlier this week, the World Health Organization announced that Ebola’s infection rate was likely to exceed 10,000 new cases per week in the next two months, adding that the epidemic’s mortality rate had reached 70 percent.Ebola is a form of hemorrhagic fever whose symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding.The virus spreads through direct contact with infected blood, feces or sweat. It can be also spread through sexual contact or the unprotected handling of contaminated corpses. There is currently no known cure for Ebola.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Colombian fined for illegal entry

first_imgA Colombian national on Tuesday appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with fraud and illegal entry charges.Forty-eight-year-old Luis Eugenio Marcia Torres of Colombia made his first appearance before ChiefLuis TorrezMagistrate Ann McLennan.Torres through a translator pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 20, at Moleson Creek, Springlands, Corentyne, with intent to defraud, he uttered to a Police Constable, a Colombian passport in favour of himself. The passport contained a forged arrival and departure stamp, having being granted a Republic of Guyana tourist and business visa of the said passport purporting to show that it was issued by the Central Immigration and Passport Office, knowing same to be false.Torres however admitted to the other charge which read that on April 14, at Charity, Essequibo, he entered Guyana by sea and disembarked without the consent of an immigration officer.The foreigner was represented by Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, who told the court his client arrived in Guyana on April 14 on vacation. The lawyer stated that Torres passed through immigration when unknowing to him, a forged entry stamp was placed on his passport. According to the lawyer, it was not until Torres attempted to leave Guyana via Moleson Creek that he realised the error.Fung-A-Fat told the court that his client acknowledged his guilt for overstaying his time in Guyana. However, due to his lack of knowledge of the English language, he fell prey to scammers. Torres was granted $50,000 bail for the fraud charge and fined $20,000 for illegal entry.He is scheduled to return to court on June 1.last_img read more

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