Carl Grant, coach of one of Jamaica’s most talented professional boxers, Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes, said his young charge has been forced to cancel a number of fights in the United States after being denied a visa.Grant said Holmes had secured fights in New York and Connecticut, but could not take up the offers because after he was denied a US visa by the embassy in Kingston.”Not getting the visa was a big hamper for Richard Holmes’ career because we got couple of fights in the United States, but because we did not get the visa, he had to stay in Jamaica,” said Grant. “He now has to go back to this year’s Wray and Nephew Contender, but if he had the visa, he would have been fighting in the States.”Grant added that this has affected Holmes’ ability to increase his profile as an international boxer.”This is a big loss of income for him because these fights can run up to between US$10,000 and US$15,000 per fight, and we are talking like every three weeks to a month, so it is a big income loss for him,” Grant said.VERY DISAPPOINTED”He is very disappointed because the only thing he has to do now is to wait until the Contender comes around to keep himself active until he gets a US visa before he can moves on to greener pastures,” he added.Holmes, whose professional record stands at 13 wins, six losses and one draw, was beaten by American DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley in last year’s final of the Wray and Nephew Contender series.However, Grant noted that Holmes is in great shape, and so he expects him to win this year’s competition.”The Contender is like a job for him, and so he has to go out there this time around and win it because he has been to the final twice before, and so I think this year shall be Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes’ year,” Granted declared.
Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ RJ Abarrientos led the Baby Tamaraws’ rally with 16 of his 21 points coming in the final frame.FEU moved on to the next round where they will meet UAAP rival National University, which opened its title defense witha 90-point rout of Isabela Colleges-Cauayan.Southern Philippine Colleges-Cagayan de Oro also won in a thriller as it stunned AusPinoy Australia, 69-67, on a buzzer-beating putback by Vance Caterbas.Calayan Educational Foundation-Lucena also shocked Team Italy Europe Proudly Pinoy with a 69-63 squeaker while reigning NCAA champion Mapua University fended off a late fightback by Zamboanga del Sur National High School Pagadian to win, 54-46.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. SEA Games 2019: Melcah Caballero wins another rowing gold for Philippines PLAY LIST 01:58SEA Games 2019: Melcah Caballero wins another rowing gold for Philippines01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Jeron Artest leads Fil-Am Sports. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—FilAm Sports USA chalked up another blowout after dumping Perpetual Help JONELTA-Laguna, 86-55, in the 2019 Chooks-to-Go NBTC National Finals Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Forward Kainoa Ballungay put up his second straight double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds to power FilAm Sports.ADVERTISEMENT FIFA Qatar 2022 plan would ‘exacerbate’ Gulf tensions View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES The 6-foot-7 Ballungay, who traces his roots from Ilocos Norte, is averaging 21.5 points and 11 rebounds in two games.FilAm Sports advanced to the Supreme 16 to face either Kai Sotto-led Ateneo or Lyceum-Cavite.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJeron Artest, son of NBA champion Metta World Peace, added 12 points, 10 rebounds and six assists while Jalen Green chipped in 11 points and four assists a day after delivering a dazzling display in a 78-45 drubbing of AusPinoy where he had 20 points, including six electrifying dunks.Meanwhile, FEU-Manila came back from 12 points down to edgeSt. Augustine-Pampanga, 90-86. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title
Liberia’s former Minister of State Without Portfolio, Amb. Conmany B. Wesseh, has won Liberia’s first Mid-term senatorial election in River Gee County, beating his closest rival, former soccer star Jonathan Boy Charles Sogbie by a margin of 953 votes.The tally, according to the official website of the National Elections Commission (NEC), is the result from all 77 of the county’s polling centers.The NEC website further shows that Amb. Wesseh, who ran on the Unity Party ticket, accrued 2,672 (26.1%), against his nearest rival Sogbie who pulled 1,719 (16.8%).NEC put the turnout of voters in River Gee at 10,726 or 34.0% of the county’s population of 66,789, according to the 2008 House Census of the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS). An ecstatic wife of the Senator-elect, Madam Medina Wesseh, told our reporter yesterday that her husband will be returning to Monrovia this morning with a high-power entourage of River Gee citizens.She said celebrations for Amb. Wesseh’s election after two previous failed attempts, kicked off in Fish Town City Monday night with the traditional slaughter of a cow. “The citizens danced late into the night and would have continued to the morning hours were it not for the curfew which starts at midnight,” said Madam Wesseh.Amb. Wesseh who recently resigned his post in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Executive employees, will occupy the seat vacated by Senior Senator Fredrick Doe Cherue of the Unity Party who decided not to seek a second term.Senator Cherue who befriended Legislative journalists to the extent that he was called “Senior Reporter”, was one of the brains in the Senate when it came to legal matters. He was also a strong floor fighter whose analytical ability will be missed. Meanwhile, if NEC’s provisional results prove conclusive, the ruling party is likely to have the single largest representation in the Senate of 30 members.Currently, there are four Senators representing UP and that number may swell to at least ten.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The community of Waiakabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, is being plagued by noise nuisance as a result of a number of illegal liquor shops operating in the area. Residents told Guyana Times on Tuesday that these shops are selling alcoholic beverages and are in the habit of playing loud music all day and into the wee hours of the morning, thereby causing a disturbance.Aliya De Abreu told this publication that she was forced to move out of the community and stay with a relative during her son’s CSEC examination period in order for him to be able to study undisturbed.“I had to stay at my sister in Soesdyke when my son was preparing for his exams. The noise is too much…the music wakes you up in the mornings and after midnight they music still on top. It’s terrible here. And nobody doing anything about them. We fed up calling police on them and they never show up,” she said.Another resident claimed that these shops are operating without a license and in addition to the noise nuisance, they create a haven for unlawful activities and disorderly behaviour in their community.“The noise is really affecting us. The loud music would run anybody mad, and no matter how much we try to talk to these people and ask them to show some consideration for us, they just don’t care. They have people drinking and carrying on there making noise, fighting up and all kinds of nonsense going on there. We fed up and we want someone to look into this,” Adesie James related to this publication.They are calling on the relevant authorities to intervene and set some stipulations on those operators and a few residents who want to follow suit and compete with those shops in playing loud music.Leah Persaud, a resident for over 15 years, told this newspaper that as of recent, some residents are now in the habit of playing their music at loud volumes. “What’s going on here is that some residents want to compete with these shops. They saying that nobody ain’t doing anything about those people so they gonna play their music equally as loud trying to start a problem and that isn’t right. This used to be a peaceful area and now a set of lawlessness and madness going on here. The music is enough to send anybody mad in this place…you can take a drive in here any afternoon into night and you will hear the music by the time you turn off the highway,” she said.She noted that on several occasions, she personally went to the Kuru Kuru Police Outpost and made numerous calls to the Timehri Police Station in an effort to have a patrol visit the area and offer a warning to those persons, however, her efforts were always unsuccessful. “I went plenty times to the outpost but they always saying they don’t have vehicle available. I stop going there and I started calling Timehri police and reporting over and over. All they say is that they hear about the problem and they will look into it soon and to date nothing. We asking that the police come in here and look into this problem because it affecting us a very long time now. We pleading with them to maintain a presence here,” she added.The residents urged the police to conduct regular patrols in the community to ensure peace and order is restored and operators abide by the law.
A year after being upset in the title game, top-seeded Canoga Park won the City title and completed the first undefeated season in program history by defeating No. 2 San Fernando 3-1 in Saturday’s final at East Los Angeles College. Rojas scored the deciding goal on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute and added his team-high 32nd goal of the season in the 72nd minute. Omar De La Piedra gave Canoga Park (24-0-1) the initial lead with a score in the 23rd minute. MONTEREY PARK – Camilo Rojas, Jeffrey Quijano, Rafael Garcia and the rest of the Canoga Park High boys’ soccer team will likely go down as one of the greatest collections of talent in area history. But what the Hunters, ranked No. 2 in the nation, really wanted to be remembered as was City Section champions. Mission accomplished. “This feels great,” Rojas said. “I started to cry when the referee blew the whistle. This doesn’t compare to anything. It’s so amazing.” The Hunters took off their shirts and waved them over their heads in celebration for a drastically different scene than last year’s tearful ending. Canoga Park’s only loss last season was to Birmingham of Lake Balboa in the final. Avenging last year’s disappointment rarely left the Hunters’ minds this season and made them hungrier than ever to win before graduating 12seniors from this year’s team. “This tops all of our careers,” said Quijano, one of the few holdovers from Canoga Park’s last championship in 2004. “After last year, this is the icing on the cake, the cherry on the sundae. It doesn’t get any better than this. We really wanted this.” San Fernando (22-3-3), playing for its first title since 1973, came out equally determined. The Tigers were much improved from the version that lost 3-0 against the Hunters early in the season. The loss snapped a 20-game unbeaten streak. “They were right up there with the best teams we played this year,” said Quijano, whose team had faced prominent opponents en route to a championship at the December West Coast Classic. “They gave us a great game. We didn’t even think about the last game, they’re a different team now.” Canoga Park’s first-half lead lasted just three minutes before a corner kick set up San Fernando’s tying shot by Jorge Flores. The goal was the first the Hunters allowed during the postseason and ignited flashbacks of last year’s final, in which Canoga Park had also taken the early lead. “It felt like a carbon copy of last year,” Rojas said. “Like we were going to crumble again. But our team stepped up and pulled through.” The Hunters were shut down on several scoring opportunities before Rojas took the penalty shot that sailed into the left side while San Fernando goalkeeper Orlando Cardenas dove in the opposite direction. “I was so nervous,” Rojas said. “It’s been a great run,” Canoga park coach Jake Gwin said. “We’ll see if we can rebuild.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SANTA CLARITA – Five years after residents helped form guidelines for a joint city-county plan to shape the fast-growing Santa Clarita Valley – with a goal of keeping a small-town feel – the public is being tapped again for its ideas. The planners behind the massive document known as One Valley One Vision will host a series of public meetings both in the city and in outlying communities from Castaic to Agua Dulce to collect comments on the progress of the plan, one centered on a concept called “Valley of Villages.” “The staffs from the city and the county have been working behind the scenes, and now it’s time to re-engage the public to let them see how the guiding principles are being put to work for the foundation of the plan,” said Jason Smisko, a city planner and project manager for One Valley One Vision. Planners envision neighborhood and employment centers surrounded by greenbelts where people opt for public transit, walking paths and other alternates to the car. The goal is to adopt and approve One Valley One Vision by the end of next year, Smisko said. While much of the city itself is built out, Smisko said there are several opportunities to apply the village concept both in Santa Clarita and in the fast-developing surrounding communities. He points to the redevelopment efforts in downtown Newhall, the long-term plans to develop the long-shuttered Bermite munitions plant in Saugus and the Lang Station area of Canyon Country. “Agua Dulce also could easily be guided by this concept and so could Newhall Ranch,” he said, referring to the 21,000-home development planned west of Santa Clarita. “We have a lot of opportunities for that mixed-use, transit-oriented type of environment. The village concept is a quality-of-life issue – you’re able to walk to the store, walk to get coffee, walk to recreational opportunities.” Public sessions were held in 2002, and five years later the joint city-county planning team is ready to discuss what it has done with those recommendations. “This is an excellent opportunity for local residents to publicly participate, ask questions and incorporate their ideas and opinions into the creation of the Joint Valleywide General Plan,” Smisko said. Information about the plan is available at www.santa-clarita.com/vgp/new. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Wigan have sent Oriol Riera out on loan to Deportivo La Coruna as manager Malky Mackay aims to cut down his squad.The Spanish forward has scored one goal in his 13 appearances for the Latics since his summer arrival from Osasuna and will spend the remainder of the season back in Spain.“The reality is that we need to trim the squad and this loan will allow Oriol the opportunity to play more regularly,” Mackay said.“We wish him success back in Spain and will reassess his situation in the summer.” 1 Wigan forward Oriol Riera
0Shares0000Pogba celebrates his second goal to inspire an famous Man Utd fightback. © AFP / Ben STANSALLMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 7 – Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba revealed his relief as preventing local rivals Manchester City from sealing the Premier League title on Saturday, claiming watching City celebrate would have been “like a death” for United fans.Pogba shrugged off a turbulent season and speculation over his future by scoring twice in as many minutes just after half-time to spearhead a stunning United comeback that was completed by Chris Smalling 21 minutes from time. Victory for City would have seen Pep Guardiola’s men crowned as champions and take a United record in the process by winning the title with six games to spare.“If they won they are champions, for all the fans it would be like death,” said the Frenchman.“To lose against City and to see them celebrate, I couldn’t let that happen. At half-time in the dressing room we said we have nothing to lose.”Barring an incredible collapse, City will still win the league in the coming weeks as the hold a 13-point lead over second-placed United.However, Pogba issued a rallying cry for United to win back the battle for supremacy in Manchester next season.“After a second half like this, we have to do that all the time. If we did we would be up there with City, and maybe even in front.”Guardiola added more spice to an already hotly-anticipated clash when he claimed on Friday he had been offered the chance to buy Pogba two months ago by the player’s agent Mino Raiola.Pogba has often been dropped by United manager Jose Mourinho for the biggest games this season, despite costing the club a then world record £89 million when he returned to United from Juventus in 2016.However, restored in his favourite position on the left of a midfield three, Pogba showed why he was once one of the most in-demand players in the world.“With City they love to attack, they don’t like to defend, so I had to get more in the box. I knew I had Nemanja Matic behind me and Ander Herrera with me.”Mourinho has been stinging in his criticism of Pogba at times during the campaign, but hailed his contribution to a famous victory.“Two goals from a midfield player in a big match like this one stays in the memory of the people, especially for the fans,” said Mourinho.“He needs that confidence because he knows, I know, everybody knows he had some performances not at the level we expect from Paul. But he is improving.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
“All the games were very tight,” South coach Robert Kutsch said. “Shannon did a great job of leading us and staying aggressive, and Jackie played great and really made a difference for us as a middle blocker. Her skills free other hitters. “Both teams put forth a very gutsy performance, and we were fortunate to get the win.” South overcame early miscues to earn the victory, committing 14 unforced errors in the second game and six consecutive errors in the third game. “I don’t care who you are or who you’re playing,” Kutsch said. “If you make too many mistakes, you’re going to lose.” Bri Merli had 21 kills to lead Peninsula (2-2). In another nonleague match … Mary Star 3, Bell-Jeff 0: Lauren Costa had 20 assists for Mary Star in a 25-15, 25-16, 25-22 win at Bell-Jeff. Ashley Eppler added nine digs, five aces and three kills for Mary Star (6-3). Girls tennis Cze-Ja Tam won two of three sets to lead Peninsula to an 11-7 Bay League victory at Redondo. The No. 1 doubles team of Erin Coleman and Kiersten Steinhauer swept, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2, for Peninsula (6-2, 1-0). Lindsay Gerber and Anna Tatsuno also swept against Redondo (7-1, 0-1), winning 6-3, 6-0, 6-3. In another Bay League match … Mira Costa 17, West Torrance 1: Kristina Cleland swept in singles without dropping a game for host Mira Costa (8-2) in the league opener for both squads. Krystal Langley and Allie Wahba both won both of their singles sets at love for Mira Costa. West Torrance fell to 2-6. In the Del Rey League … Bishop Montgomery 18, St. Monica 0: Danielle Buter and Melanie Scott each swept their three singles sets at love for Bishop Montgomery (3-1, 3-0). In the Marine League … San Pedro 7, Washington 0: Kasey Tate, Ronnie Bunn and Julie Nham all won their singles matches at love for host San Pedro (2-0, 2-0), which defeated Gardena, 5-2, on Tuesday. Carson 7, Banning 0: Jamee Biadora defeated Norma Santamaria, 8-0, for Carson. Teresa Macias and Marilyn Nguyen led Carson’s doubles team with an 8-3 victory over Nancy Melgoza and Cinthya Monroy. In the Olympic League … Campbell Hall 13, CAMS 5: The doubles teams of Haley Costigan-Maya Parker and Gabriele Newman-Kemi Oyewole took two of three sets for visiting CAMS (4-4, 1-1). In the Western League … Venice 7, Westchester 0: No. 1 singles player Sally Mercado led Venice to a shutout of Westchester (4-2, 2-2). No. 2 double’s team Brittany Hwang and Amy Lo excelled for Venice, winning their set over Allison Knox and Elize Diop, 8-1. In a nonleague match … Palos Verdes 16, South Torrance 2: Morgan Thomas swept her three singles sets to lead host Palos Verdes. Alex Scotten and Kathryn Webb swept their doubles sets, 6-1, 6-0, 6-0, for Palos Verdes (4-2). Girls golf Peninsula sisters Kristen and Jenny Coleman led the way in a 187-198 Bay League victory over Mira Costa at Chester Washington. Kristen shot a 2-under-par 34 and Jenny shot par-36 for to help Peninsula (8-0, 4-0) remain undefeated. Lori Harper led Mira Costa (4-2, 2-2) with a 1-under-par 35. In other Bay League matches … Chadwick 255, Redondo 284: Mallika Tamdoli shot a 42 for Chadwick (2-1) at par-35 Rolling Hills Country Club. Michi Nitahara shot a 46 to lead Redondo. South Torrance 259, West Torrance 260: Jaimie Takahashi shot a 45 and Shani Yokotake shot a 46 at par-36 Alondra Park to lead visiting South. Lauren Chun shot a 45 for West (0-4, 0-4), and Clara Chai added a 47. In a nonleague match … Torrance 375, Diamond Bar 439: Jane Rah shot a 3-under-par 69 in an 18-hole match at Diamond Bar to keep Torrance (3-0, 2-0) unbeaten. Demi Runas shot a par-73 for Torrance and was followed closely by Jenny Shin at 74. Girls cross country Mariella Miranda took second place at 28:45 to help Carson beat Jefferson, 16-49, and Locke, 15-50, in a nonleague dual meet at Peck Park. Carson (2-0) had seven top-10 finishers, including Adriana Rodriguez in third place at 29:08 and Gabrielle Gauge in fourth at 29:35. Boys cross country Ferrell Warfield finished in second at 20:50 to help Carson to a split in a nonleague dual meet at Peck Park, losing to Jefferson, 21-34, and defeating Locke, 15-50. Jefferson’s Eric Jiminez took first place at 20:47. Carson’s (1-1) next finisher after Warfield was Francisco Renteria, finishing sixth at 23:34.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports Despite being down by three points late in the final game, South Torrance persevered for a 26-24, 20-25, 21-25, 25-22, 16-14 nonleague girls volleyball victory over visiting Peninsula on Thursday. After rallying from a 9-6 deficit in the final game, South used an illegal sub by Peninsula that was caught by the scorekeeper at 14-14 to earn game point and pull ahead for good. Shannon Roberts had 21 kills for South (10-5), which also got a strong performance from Jackie Landers, who recorded 12 kills.
It didn’t matter, though. “This,” Lorraine Camper said, “is going to be the best New Year’s ever.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “But they (doctors) say he’ll probably go back into his (general) room once it goes down a little, either (Saturday night) or (this) morning.” According to doctors “the (transplanted) kidney is doing well and producing gallons (of urine),” she said. More than 24 hours after receiving a kidney from Brenda Wells, Brian Camper was in “good spirits” while recovering in an intensive care unit room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his mother said early Saturday evening. “He’s not in any pain … he’s doing well,” Lorraine Camper said the day after her 34-year-old son, a resident of Lakewood and middle school teacher in Compton who was a basketball standout at Lakewood High and Long Beach State, underwent surgery for the transplant. Camper, who had been on dialysis for four years, was moved into the ICU room “when his blood pressure got a little high (Friday evening),” his mother said. Camper, who is on a catheter, has been resting comfortably, watching television and seeing some visitors, including his mother and wife, Jennifer. Wells, who is from New Cumberland, Pa., and contacted Camper in August when she learned she was a possible match, was still in pain Saturday evening. “I’m a little rough around the edges right now,” she said, speaking on Lorraine Camper’s cellular phone. “But, otherwise, I’m feeling pretty good.” Lorraine and her daughter-in-law take turns visiting with Brian and Brenda. The celebratory toasts for New Year’s will have to come another time, perhaps when Camper and his family reunite with Wells.