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ONE Championship hopes to tap into India market

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson ONE Championship, the premier mixed martial arts outfit in Asia, is looking to expand its continental influence further.After chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong had a private audience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the MMA promotion now looks to tap into the market of the Indian subcontinent.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ateneo, NU keep perfect slates in UAAP juniorscenter_img Sityodtong was in India to at the 2017 Global Entrepreneur Summit and took the opportunity to have a private conversation with Modi.In a statement, Sityodtong discussed with Modi how India can become one of the biggest markets for ONE Championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSityodtong also gave Modi a plaque of appreciation and a pair of ONE Championship gloves.Although India is the second-most populous Asian country behind China with almost 1.2 billion people, it has yet to hold a ONE card and the promotion hopes Sityodtong’s conversation with Modi could forge the path. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Surveyors, Courts, Blamed for Illegal Land Sales

first_imgWhile Land Authority Chair, Dr. Cecil O. Brandy (pictured) blames surveyors for illegal land sales, the surveyors blame the courts.The President of the Association of Professional Surveyors of Liberia (APLSUL) yesterday claimed that the courts are also responsible for the illegal sale of land in the country. Josephus Burgess’ statement comes against allegations that surveyors are the main culprits in the illegal sale of land in Liberia.Speaking at the opening of a three-day symposium on the Land Tenure System of Liberia, Burgess said, “There is an allegation that surveyors are the principal cause of all land conflict in the country,” a statement he argued “is far from the reality.”The symposium was organized by the USAID-Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA).“Which category will you then place the so-called emerging owners with fabricated certified copy deeds to which originals you cannot find, and therefore are hardly substantiated?” Burgess asked his audience yesterday.He also argued that the courts continue to issue multiple Letters of Administration, even without verifying the existence, condition or status of the property, “Let alone observing the lifespan of such letters.”He said, “all Liberians need is to work together for a successful land administration system that will respond positively to the security of tenure of the land tenure system of our country,” adding that the symposium purposed to critically and technically discuss problems affecting the land tenure system in the country.In his remarks, Dr. Cecil Brandy, chairman of the Liberia Land Authority (LAA), however, put the illegal sale of land on surveyors.“By ethics, it is the responsibility of the surveyors to provide proper information to the seller and buyer of a piece of land.“You have to do due diligence whenever you are called to survey land; you own the work and you have the deed so you have to facilitate its sale,” the LLA chair noted.“You have to say whether or not the land has been sold or it is restricted from being sold, or had been criminally conveyed, because you are the first line in the sale of land in this country.“You are to protect the rule of law and make sure that every transaction is backed by the required law, so as to avoid potential land conflict in the country.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Relatives of murdered Sisters Village pensioner seek answers

first_img… after only 1 of 2 identified attackers arraignedAlmost two months after a Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD) pensioner was beaten and later died, his relatives are crying for justice, questioning why Police only instituted a murder charge against one man, when at least two attackers were identified. Seventy-one-year-old pensioner, Jerry Rambeer, was found lying in an unconscious state on July 1, 2018 at Back Street, Good Intent, WBD, but took his last breath on July 3 while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Joseph Rameshwar of nearby village Belle Vue, is before the courts on allegations of murdering Rambeer between July 1 and 3,Deceased pensioner Jerry Rambeer2018.According to relatives, a close relative of the murder accused was also identified as an attacker but they are confused to why only one person was charged for the crime. The pensioner’s brother, Ricky Rambeer told Guyana Times on Wednesday that they were going to hire lawyers to fight their case but were reportedly advised to keep checking with Police as the file was reportedly sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for directions on whether or not the relative of the accuse would also be charged.“No one man can’t beat me brother; he is a strong man. The Police prepare a file with statements and witnesses; it gone to the DPP about five weeks now and up to today, the file can’t come back,” the younger brother claimed.Rambeer said he asked the Police last week and they reportedly told him that the file was still with the DPP. Guyana Times contacted Police on Wednesday to ascertain the position of the file but was referred to Divisional Commander Rishi Dass. However, efforts to contact him were unsuccessful on Wednesday afternoon.Rameshwar, 23, was arrested at an operation in Diamond, East Bank Demerara and reportedly confessed to hitting Rambeer to the head with a rolling pin during an argument.They were all at wedding house in La Retraite before then.The DPP later advised that the suspect be charged with the capital offence of murder. According to Police information provided last month, when ranks arrived at the scene, they observed that Rambeer’s body had signs of marks of violence, and he had a gaping wound on his head.As such, he was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital and admitted a patient, before being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. However, at about 15:00h on July 3, 2018, the elderly man succumbed to his injuries.last_img read more

Man killed, 2 injured in stabbing

first_imgCANOGA PARK – A man was killed and two others were injured in a stabbing outside a local bar early this morning, police said. The fight broke out at about 2 a.m. outside Blarney Cove on 22105 Roscoe Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Lt. Vincent Neglia said. The cause was unclear. David Correa, 28, of Woodland Hills, was wounded in the neck and was taken to an area hospital, where he died, said Lt. Joe Bale of the county coroner’s office. The conditions of the other two victims were not immediately known. Several suspects were detained, and were being questioned by homicide detectives, Neglia said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Fort St. John RCMP looking for missing 18 year-old

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP is looking for the publics help to find a missing 18 year-old male.Malachi Roberge, was last seen on Wednesday October 7, 2015 in Fort St. John.The RCMP have not released any further information about Roberge except for the photo above.- Advertisement -If you know information about his location, contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100.last_img

Mbappe scores and sees red as PSG beat Nimes

first_img0Shares0000Kylian Mbappe scored PSG’s third goal before he saw red © AFP / Pascal GUYOTPARIS, France, Sep 1 – Kylian Mbappe scored the decisive goal but was later sent off as Paris Saint-Germain survived a major scare, and the concession of a VAR-awarded penalty, to win 4-2 at Nimes in Ligue 1 on Saturday.Neymar and Angel di Maria, the latter direct from a corner, had PSG two goals up at the Stade des Costieres, only for their newly-promoted opponents to haul themselves level heading into the final 20 minutes. But Mbappe struck in the 77th minute, his fourth goal in three appearances since winning the World Cup, to break Nimes hearts before Edinson Cavani completed the scoring in injury time.However, there was still time for Mbappe to be sent off right at the death following a clash with Teji Savanier, who was also dismissed, in a remarkable finish to the game.PSG have now won all four Ligue 1 games this season under new German coach Thomas Tuchel. They are three points clear of Dijon, whose own perfect start to the season ended with a 2-0 home defeat against Caen.“It was a great victory. The atmosphere here in Nimes is crazy. The pitch was terrible,” Tuchel told beIN Sports.Mbappe risks a lengthy ban after his red card, but he insisted he had no regrets.“If I had to do it again, I would and I would apologise to all the supporters and to everyone,” Mbappe said, claiming the initial challenge by Savanier “doesn’t belong on a football field”.PSG, who will face Liverpool in the Champions League group stage, had been busy in the transfer market before the European window closed on Friday night, completing the surprise signing of Cameroon forward Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting.The 29-year-old joined on a free transfer after leaving English second-tier club Stoke City, and agreed a two-year deal to follow Spanish left-back Juan Bernat, signed from Bayern Munich.Neither player featured here, however, and Tuchel’s other summer recruits, Gianluigi Buffon and German defender Thilo Kehrer, started on the bench.Kylian Mbappe leaps over a Teji Savanier tackle but both players were later sent off © AFP / Pascal GUYOTNimes, the former club of Eric Cantona and Laurent Blanc, are back in the top flight this season after a 25-year absence and stunned near-neighbours Marseille in their last home outing.– Four in four for Neymar –However, PSG looked to be on course for a comfortable victory after Thomas Meunier played a one-two with Mbappe before crossing low for Neymar to score in the 36th minute.It was a fourth of the season for the Brazilian, and was followed before the interval by Di Maria netting direct from a corner, curled in from the right and helped on its way by the Nimes goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni.Nicknamed the “Crocodiles”, Nimes bit back after the restart as substitute Antonin Bobichon sent a first-time shot high into the top corner in the 63rd minute, and they were level soon after.Thiago Silva’s clumsy, late challenge on Theo Valls was not initially spotted by referee Jerome Brisard but he gave a penalty after consulting with the Video Assistant Referee, new in Ligue 1 this season.Savanier scored from the spot, and Nimes nearly went in front when Sofiane Alakouch struck the top of the bar.With PSG on the ropes, Mbappe rescued them 13 minutes from time as he controlled Presnel Kimpembe’s long ball forward and blasted home on the volley.All that was missing was a goal from the other member of Tuchel’s all-star front line and Cavani duly delivered at the death as he converted from a Julian Draxler assist.Mbappe marred his and his team’s afternoon, though, when he violently shoved Savanier to the floor in anger at a foul by the Nimes player, as both teams ended the game with 10 men.The 19-year-old, who could previously do no wrong this summer, will now definitely miss PSG’s next Ligue 1 game against Saint-Etienne.Monaco host Marseille on Sunday, while Lyon were beaten 1-0 at home by Patrick Vieira’s Nice on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘BOG HOTEL STILL OPEN’ INSISTS PATSY BROGAN

first_imgTHE owner of a private bar in the Bluestack Mountains insists people are still welcome to join him for a drink – despite a court case yesterday where he was fined €50.Patsy Brogan, 75, owns the Bog Hotel near Frosses.Yesterday a judge found him guilty of having alcohol for sale at the ‘pub’ without a license last year. Two other charges were found not to be proven. Today Mr Brogan insisted that he has never charged for drink, adding: “If people want to leave money, that’s fine – if they don’t, that’s fine as well.”Mr Brogan – pictured with his fiancee Darla Weiske – said he would continue to welcome people to his home, and the converted shed at the rear of it.“My house is a ceili house and people are welcome to come and have a bit of craic and a wee drink if they want; sure there’s no harm in that,” he said.“My home is not a shebeen. Never was. Never will be. I’ve never had a single complaint about the place in the past five years.“I plan to appeal the fine and conviction and we will be applying to the court to have the drink that was taken from my home returned by the gardai.”Yesterday’s case can be read here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/10/05/breaking-news-bog-hotel-case-patsy-brogan-guilty/‘BOG HOTEL STILL OPEN’ INSISTS PATSY BROGAN was last modified: October 6th, 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:FROSSESPatsy BroganThe Bog Hotellast_img read more

Google honchos back friend’s indie film

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “I can’t say how lucky I am,” Gershbein told the San Francisco Chronicle for a story Thursday. “They were extremely generous.” Production costs are just under $1 million, Gershbein said. Brin and Page funded about half the film, barely a dent in their personal fortunes, which are estimated at $16 billion each. Gershbein said he plans to screen the film at festivals next fall. Page and Brin are the latest Internet entrepreneurs to get involved in the film business. Former eBay Inc. President Jeffrey Skoll was executive producer of such recent films as “Syriana” and “Good Night, and Good Luck,” both starring George Clooney, as well as “North Country” with Charlize Theron. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are making their first foray into the movie business, helping to finance a friend’s independent film. The Internet moguls are the executive producers of “Broken Arrows,” the story of a man who loses his pregnant wife in a terrorist attack and then takes a job as a hit man. A spokeswoman for Mountain View-based Google confirmed Brin and Page’s role in the film, but declined to discuss details. The film is written and directed by Reid Gershbein, a computer graphics designer at DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., who became friends with the Google founders in the late 1990s when they were doctoral students in computer science at Stanford University. last_img read more

Car dealer ordered to pay customer €17,500 for motor riddled with defects

first_imgA second hand car dealer has been ordered to pay €17,500 to a customer whose car was riddled with defects.Thomas Friel, trading as Modern Motors at Mountain Top in Letterkenny, didn’t defend the action when it came before Letterkenny Circuit Court.The court heard that John Patrick Gallagher, a pensioner from Dungloe, had spent €10,200 on the 2009 1.3L Vauxhall Astra in January 2012. However in March 2012 and again in May 2012 he returned the vehicle to the dealer for repairs under a seven-month warranty.Mr Gallagher told Judge John Hannan that despite water and oil leaks the problems weren’t fixed and Mr Friel had refused to give him his money back.He said gardaí told him in May 2012 that the car should be taken off the road.The following month – in June 2012 – Mr Gallagher commissioned an engineer’s report which found the Astra imported from the UK had a series of problems including: · warped front brake discs· it had been ‘clocked’ with the mileage put back 20,000 miles· it had been a company vehicle with visible signs of wear and tear· the car had suffered damage in a previou crash to the front of the vehicle· its bonnet repaired or replaced · a damaged cylinder head· damage to its pistons· battery was unsecured· the wiring harness was wrapped in insulating tape creating a fire hazard · the exhaust support bracket was missing· the centre pipe was the incorrect model· front tyres were prematurely worn due to poor alignment and steering.The engineer’s report valued the car at €500 for scrappage.Mr Gallagher told the court the car had been parked at his home for the past four years after Friel had refused to refund him his money.The pensioner said he was forced to buy another car for €1,800.Judge Hannan said most people would have considered the car ‘nearly new’ but it was clear it was not fit for purpose as advertised.He said that while the ‘buyer beware’ warning is valid, consumers shouldn’t expect this situation “if you are using a reputable dealer”.One the clocking of the car, the judge said: “We are unsure as to who is responsible for that but it is something the gardaí might want to investigate.”Judge Hannan said Mr Gallagher had been put through a great deal of stress and inconvenience and had been “put through the mill” with the added stress of seeing the car parked at his home for the past four and a half years.He ordered that Friel pay the pensioner €10,350 compensation and an additional sum of €7,150 for breach of contract, damages and inconvenience.He also ordered Modern Motors to pay costs in the case.The dealer was not in court for the case, a solicitor saying that he was ill and out of the country and not in a position to defend the case.Car dealer ordered to pay customer €17,500 for motor riddled with defects was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

A little taste of Italy – Letterkenny business launches Woodfire pizza!

first_imgBUSINESS: A Donegal business is bringing authentic Italian cuisine to your doorstep – thanks to their incredible Woodfire Pizzas.Fire and Slice, located in Letterkenny have launched their exciting new venture which has pizza enthusiasts all over the North-West excited.Fire and Slice have recruited a Pizza Chef that trained in Italy for over ten years – and is now an expert in creating delicious Woodfire Pizzas. For anybody that has holidayed in Italy, or regularly frequents the beautiful country, the common theme is how amazing authentic Italian Pizza is.Well now you don’t have to go to Milan, Rome or Naples – as amazing Italian pizza is now at your fingertips.Owner of Fire and Slice, Luke Johnston told Donegal Daily, “We’re excited to bring Letterkenny its first Woodfire Pizza.The dough is made from finest Italian flour and our incredible tomato sauce is made with tomatoes grown on Ballyholley farm. “We’re mixing the best of local produce with the best from Italy and all our herbs and local veg come from Ballyholey farm – while our toppings come from Italys best ingredients!“In order to create the best Pizza, we use Killeen dried hard wood which is sourced from Carndonagh, and we have a Pizza Chef that trained in Italy and worked there for ten years“The oven is only heated by the wood – and to celebrate our launch this Thursday – we’ve decided there will be no charge for pizza, instead all donations will go towards the Donegal Cancer bus and the Donegal Hospice.”The launch of the FREE Fire and Slice giveaway will take place outside Larkins shopping complex (Directly across from McDonalds) from 5:30-9:30Luke added, “We will be at Ballyholey Farm shop in the near future with our special ‘Ballyholey Farm Pizza’.” Opening hours Thursday-Sunday 5:30-9:30Dough not miss out!https://www.facebook.com/fireandslicepizzaonthego/A little taste of Italy – Letterkenny business launches Woodfire pizza! was last modified: October 18th, 2016 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more