Pacquiao peaking just right

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I’d like to push it some more,” said Pacquiao after his usual rigid workout at Wild Card Gym here. “But Justin (Fortune) stopped me.”Fortune, the senator’s fitness and conditioning coach, prevailed upon him to forgo his scheduled morning run up the hilly path from Griffith Park Observatory all the way to the iconic Hollywood sign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We want to maintain our fitness,” said Pacquiao. “We don’t want to get burned out.”He nevertheless went on with several rounds of mitts training at the gym in the afternoon, practising thunderous combinations and making sure he is throwing them in shortest span of time as possible. As always, Pacquiao would emerge from training in a jovial mood—like he just went shopping instead of undergoing a punishing two-hour grind.“I’m very sure Broner is in top shape, I saw his video. He’s got a good trainer,” said Pacquiao, referring to Kevin Cunningham.“But I expect him to try to maybe annoy me,” he added, alluding to Broner, whose boxing style and overall irreverence draw comparison with Floyd Mayweather Jr.Broner has been active on social media, flaunting his buff physique as well as dollar bills.The Cincinnati native had earlier said he couldn’t care less about the highly anticipated Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Int’l meets lie ahead of Palaro standouts Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Broner, known for throwing too few punches, said all he needed was one punch to stop the only eight-division champ.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Manny Pacquiao welcomes Los Angeles mansion visitors Metta World Peace (right), the retired National Basketball Association player formerly known as Ron Artest. The mother of Peace’s son, Jeron (left), is Filipino Jennifer Palma. —WENDELL ALINEA/MP PROMOTIONSHOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao has one big concern. It’s not his weight nor his fitness.And definitely not Adrien Broner.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending 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 awardlast_img read more

Artists Poise For Coveted LMA Prize

first_imgThe second annual edition of the Liberian Musical Award Foundation (LMA) celebrating the best in outstanding entertainments, has once again announced its nominees. As usual, the list includes newcomers to the Liberian music world, as well as a number of big names in the industry. LMA brings together Liberian artists from all over the world in order to celebrate their achievements on the international stage. Leading the LMA nomination pack so far is US-based Liberian star Jodi with six nominations: Artist of the Year, Afro Pop Artist of the Year, Performer(s) of the Year, R&B artist of the year, Album of the year and Artist (s) of the year –USA. Other Artists with several nominations include Georgee B. Togar Howard and G-Rize, with five respectively.Joseph Dean and K-Zee were the only local artists who obtained four nominations.LMA country representative Joseph Junior Teah said for the nomination process of this year LMA has asked local and international Liberian DJs to summit their top best five playing songs to the executive committee, because DJs determine the number one song that is felt by the public.LMA remains committed to the promotion of the Liberian music industry and plans are underway to recruit locally based artists as we did last year to give them exposure, says Teah. He added that they are also making arrangements across ten states to begin a tour for artists that were selected and recruited last year.He said LMA is doing all it can to get the GSM companies in Liberia involved, which could be a way of creating avenues where Liberians can vote for their favorite artists by just using their mobile phone and that this will be the first of its kind for the industry. Sources said this year LMA will be witnessed live on YouTube come June 27 in Atlanta, Georgia and a poll of voters will be announced later.He added that momentum for LMA has been encouraged among Liberians resident in the United States and that negotiations are being implemented to bring the 2016 edition back home to Liberia.1. ARTIST OF THE YEAR• DenG• G-Rize• Jodi• K-Zee• Georgee B• 2C2. VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR• Khalil Fofana – Liberia• Usher – Liberia• Fresh Mohammed @ ADHD Films – USA• Alvin Nyemah – USA• DaddyRich Productions – USA• Gerald Barclay – USA3. TRADITIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR• Marvelous MC• Marie Nyenabo• Master Black• Sundaygar Dearboy• Winston P. Karr• Mr. Henries IV4. HIPCO RAP ARTIST OF THE YEAR• Killa Lu• Jon Bricks• Lil Beshop• Chiller Coolnanee• Tru Storry• JD Donzo5. GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR• Mayson, Sayon T.• Bernice Blackie• Pst. David Sayndee• Min. Ivan P• Min. Kanvee Adams• Famous Boo6. NEW ARTIST(s) OF THE YEAR• Theo De Franco• Da Vero• Quincy B• Miss Menneh• Joseph Dean• PCK & L’ Franklin7. GBEMA ARTIST OF THE YEAR• K-Zee• Joseph Dean• Kingface• Karnyea Man• Georgee B• Casi Money8. REGGAE/DANCE HALL ARTIST OF THE YEAR• Shadow• Black Diamond• Ne-oh William• M’press 1Love• Jyounkonde Suah• Ragga Hilton10. FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR• Sweetz• Lady Mouthphy• Lady Skeet• Skylett White• Munnah• Faithvonic11. MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR• Jon Bricks• Scientific• Eric Geso• Douk De Lib• Yung Muse• Togar Howard12. GROUP OF THE YEAR• Soul Fresh• P.C.K & L’ Franklin• Tag Team• Big Hands• New Generation• Co Star13. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR• Melo’D• Beat Master• De-Boy• Stone Luckshine• Just Prince• Infectious Michael14. COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR• Shawty – Quincy B & Scientific• Cutting My Heart- Douk De Lib Ft. Killa Lu• Ebola In Town – Shadow, D12 & 2kings• I Beg You Ya – DJ Don Ft, Soul Fresh AndChiller Coolnanee• Spoil You With Love – Joseph Dean Ft.Marvelous MC & K-Zee• Tsumakya – Melo’D Ft. Saga AP & Rawpekin14. HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR• Scientific• 2C• Mezonic• CO- Z• C-Needle• Trigg15. R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR• Efinxace• Jodi• David Mell• Munnah• Bryan Doe• Quincy B16. AFRO POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR• Eric Geso• Benevee• Pitty D’ Best• F.A.• DenG• Jodi17. PERFORMER(S) OF THE YEAR• Yung Muse• Theo De Franco• Jon Bricks• Togar Howard• Jodi• Soul Fresh18. SONG OF THE YEAR• Ebola In Town – Shadow, D12, & Kuzzy• Da Who Say – K-Zee ft. JB ( Soul Fresh)• Basima Basima – Togar Howard• They Vex – DenG• 911 – Theo De Franco• I Wanna Be – 2C ft. Ruff N Smooth19. AFRO DANCE SONG OF THE YEAR• Theo De Franco – 9-1-1• Melo’D – Tsukaya• Black Diamond – Angel• Saga AP – How We Do It• Trouble Maker – Rawpekin ft. F.E.J• Gronna Men – Royal DeBusta Pain20, DJ OF THE YEAR• Dj Switch ( Boakai Kamara)• Dj Weezy• Dj Mcgrady ( Prince Togba)• Dj Blue• Dj Flexxz• Dj Shine D’ Beast21. HIPCO SONG OF THE YEAR• Tutuley Tu Ley- Killa Lu Ft. Shadow• Let’s Party – Lil Beshop• Dqq-Young Hovor• I Beg U Ya- Dj Don Ft. JB (Soul Fresh), ChillerCoolnanee• Still Hipco – Jon Bricks Ft. Zheng Zheng• You Think Dat Joke – Noy-Z22. GBEMA SONG OF THE YEAR• Da Who Say – K-Zee Ft JB (Soul Fresh)• Spoil You With Love – Joseph Dean ft.Marvelous MC, K-Zee• Fatu Jebeh – Georgee B• DJ Song – G-Rize• Da Ma Choice – Karnyea Man• Feeling You- Casi Money23. VIDEO OF THE YEAR• Basima Basima- Togar Howard• Yenyenkana- Peaches K Ft. Quincy B• Lib Ladies – G-Rize• Too Much- Peter G• Tsumakaya- Melo’d Ft Rawpekin & Saga AP• Jebbeh – F.A.24. HIPCO ARTIST OF YEAR• Mr. Smith-Lib Money• Young Hover• Rawpekin• Mighty Blow• Takun J• Noy-Z25. GOSPEL SONG OF YEAR• Nothing – Min. Ivan P• 24 Hrs – Famous Boo• Thank You Plenty Papa – Mayson Sayon T.• Give You Praise – Tracy Jones• Heart Desire – Kanvee Adams• He’s Coming Back – Success Zeon26. ALBUM OF THE YEAR• Vision – Jodi• Explosion – Georgee B• King Zulu – K-Zee• Hipco Revolution – Mr. Smith Lib Money• Born To Win – G-Rize• Black Out – Black Diamond27. ARTIST(s) OF THE YEAR – AFRICA• Shuravee• Mr.Smith Lib Money• Mighty Blow• Linblinmilitary D Militaryman• Scienific• Soul Fresh28. ARTIST(s) OF THE YEAR – USA• Jodi• Togar Howard• Peter G• G- Rize• Georgee B• Black Diamond Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Live NFL draft updates: Rounds 4-7 on Saturday

first_imgAre you ready for one more day of the NFL draft? Get news and analysis from our reporters as well as NFL insiders on the final day of the 2018 NFL draft on Saturday, with rounds 4-7 beginning at 9 a.m.Once again, we’ll have reporters and columnists in Santa Clara and Alameda as both the 49ers and Raiders look for more impact rookies on day three of the Draft.If a trade is in the works or a player appears headed to the Bay Area, there’s a good chance you’ll read about it here first.By virtue …last_img

Ohio Farm Bureau takes part in Equine Affaire

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment Ohio Farm Bureau will be participating in the Your Farm Forum in the Bricker Annex during the Equine Affaire April 11-14 at the Ohio Expo Center.At 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, OFBF staff will present on Current Agricultural Use Value at a seminar titled “CAUV: How to qualify for and save on property taxes through Ohio’s ag use program.” At 3 p.m. staff will cover Ohio’s ag district program and how this “right to farm” law assists with farm liability concerns.For a full list of all the activities at the event, click here.Equine Affaire, Inc. was founded in 1993 with the goal of creating a first-class, education-oriented horsemen’s exposition. The mission of Equine Affaire is to host events that improve the horse management, training, and riding skills of current horsemen; promote communication and cooperation within a widely diverse national horse industry; provide an introduction to the world of horses; and showcase the finest horses and riders representing a variety of horse breeds and equestrian disciplines in a non-competitive environment.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Behaviour Change Programme to Help at-Risk Youth

first_img Contracts for the programme’s implementation were signed by JSIF Managing Director, Omar Sweeney, and representatives of partner non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that will work with community stakeholders, during a ceremony at the agency’s head office in New Kingston on Tuesday (September 18). The target communities include Denham Town, West Kingston; Waterhouse, St. Andrew; Portmore, Spanish Town and Bog Walk, St. Catherine; Lionel Town, Clarendon; and Granville and Tucker, St. James. Story Highlights At-risk youth between eight and 25 years of age who reside in volatile and vulnerable communities in five parishes are to benefit from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) implementation of an $18-million behaviour change programme over the next eight months. At-risk youth between eight and 25 years of age who reside in volatile and vulnerable communities in five parishes are to benefit from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) implementation of an $18-million behaviour change programme over the next eight months.The target communities include Denham Town, West Kingston; Waterhouse, St. Andrew; Portmore, Spanish Town and Bog Walk, St. Catherine; Lionel Town, Clarendon; and Granville and Tucker, St. James.Contracts for the programme’s implementation were signed by JSIF Managing Director, Omar Sweeney, and representatives of partner non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that will work with community stakeholders, during a ceremony at the agency’s head office in New Kingston on Tuesday (September 18).The Behaviour Modification Initiative/Community-based Behaviour Change Programme, which forms part of phase four of the European Union (EU)-funded Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP IV), aims to reduce deviant behaviour among the target beneficiaries through a range of social services and interventions.These include conflict resolution, mentorship, the performing arts, sports, and training and soft skills development for employment.Each parish will be allocated $3.6 million of the earmarked $18 million, to undertake activities.This will be supplemented by communities’ contributions, facilitated by NGOs through various inputs, totalling $1.8 million.These entities include the Multicare Youth Foundation, Family and Parenting Centre, Women Media Watch Jamaica, University of the West Indies Social Welfare Training Centre, and Peace and Love in Society (PALS).In his address, Mr. Sweeney said that the behaviour-modification project is consistent with the country’s long-term National Development Plan – Vision 2030 Jamaica, specifically Goal #1, of ensuring that “Jamaicans are Empowered to Achieve their Fullest Potential”.“I’m happy that [the] focus will be on behaviour modification and that this funding will support the work you, the NGOs, do every day,” he added.Social Officer at JSIF, Taneisha Stoney, said the NGOs will partner with grassroots entities, such as community development councils, community-based organisations and youth clubs, to implement various programmes, which are expected to get under way on Wednesday (September 19).She said it is anticipated that these interventions will yield that 15 per cent reduction deviant behaviour target under goal four of the PRP.Meanwhile, JSIF Project Manager, Celia Dillon, said the agency welcomed the EU’s ongoing grant support, through which “we are able to help you fund another cycle of your programmes… because they are extremely important in our… fight [to reduce] poverty”.last_img read more