WI Women win thriller – Three-run victory eliminates India, seals semi-final spot

first_imgMOHALI, India (CMC): West Indies Women secured a semi-final spot after knocking out hosts India in their Group B game of the Twenty20 World Cup at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here yesterday. Brilliant death bowling by Deandra Dottin in a nail-biting final over spurred West Indies to a three-run win over India. Dottin picked up three wickets and got support from Afy Fletcher, who grabbed two as West Indies choked the Indian chase and prevented them from surpassing their 114 for eight. Earlier, Dottin combined forces with her captain Stafanie Taylor in a 77-run fourth wicket stand after Indian spinners reduced West Indies to 26 for three. Taylor top scored with 57 from 45 balls, including five fours, while Dottin hit 45 off 40 balls, while scoring the same number of boundaries. The two players, known for their aggression, changed styles to accumulate runs from the Indian spinners, including as many as 38 singles to help setup the win. They were the only two batters who stood out since no other West Indian player scored more than six runs. Four wickets fell for 11 runs when the partnership between Taylor and Dottin expired. Harmanpreet Kaur (4-23) and Anuja Patil (3-16), stifled the Windies top order and stunned the lower order. Shamilia Connell gave West Indies the ideal start when she bowled opener Mithali Raj with the first ball of the innings. Dottin, who picked up three for 16 and Fletcher, with two for 15, curbed India’s chase despite a rally in the middle overs. Anuja Patel led with 26 and Jhulan Goswami was run out for 25 after keeping India in the game with an innings that brought them within sight of victory, with 20 needed off the last two overs. Still, West Indies piled on the pressure with impressive fielding that helped them save at least 10 runs. Inspired by a festive crowd, India looked on course again as the third ball of the penultimate over went for a six to bring the target down to 12 off nine balls. With India needing 10 runs from the final over, Dottin resurrected immaculate death bowling skills to leave them short. She removed Ekta Bisht with a yorker, forced the run out of Shikha Pandey and with the penultimate ball of the final over tricked Sushma Verma into lobbing a catch to Taylor.last_img

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February 10, 2020 | by

Ali promises to address rice farmers’ woes

first_img…as PPP takes countrywide outreach to Essequibo CoastPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/) Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali was cheerfully greeted in Essequibo, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), on Thursday as he took the Party’s countrywide outreach to the Cinderella County.As Ali interacted with the residents, chief among the issues raised was the failing rice sector in the region.Irfaan Ali being greeted during his walkabout on Essequibo Coast on ThursdayThe PPP presidential candidate met with hundreds of farmers and residents at the Rice Producers Association (RPA) Seed Paddy Bond in Anna Regina. He assured the gathering that he will work hard to ensure relief is brought to those suffering such as the farmers.Ali noted that once elected into office, the PPP/C will negotiate with the commercial banks to reschedule farmers’ loans, develop a strategy to bring down the cost of production for rice and also seek new markets.He noted that the Party is committed to the rice industry and will work closely with farmers to ensure it is remains viable.During the interactions, RPA member and former Anna Regina Mayor Rabindranauth Mohan highlighted that rice millers in the region are taking advantage of the farmers, paying them “how they feel and when they feel”. To this end, Mohan called on the PPP presidential candidate, when he gets into Government, to meet with the millers and put a fair system in place to end the misery of farmers.In response, Ali gave assurance that he would address the farmers’ troubles.Further, he told the farmers that unlike the present Government putting VAT on everything, including equipment and machinery for key sectors, thus sending up cost of production, his government will find means and ways to reverse this.Ali added that he will undertake to build a better Guyana for everyone, not just farmers, in order to move the country forward. He promised to create job opportunities especially for youths, re-open the three sugar estates that were closed by the coalition Government in 2017, upgrade the health care system and other government services as well as opening of new opportunities.A section of the gathering at the meeting at Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast where rice farmers met with PPP presidential candidate Irfaan AliMeanwhile, the PPP presidential candidate also visited Charity during his outreach on Thursday. While there, he told residents that he intends to be a president for all Guyanese.He also committed to fulfilling the promises that will be outlined in the PPP’s manifesto. Pointing out that Guyanese are being “taxed to death” by this Government thus crippling all the sectors, Ali said a PPP administration will reverse this and instead, give incentives to businesses and allow them to grow.He made mention of what he described as Government’s wasteful spending some $10 to 15 billion on dietary, security, entertainment and travelling when that money can be spent on critical areas to enhance the social standing of citizens. These include financial assistance to school children and incentives to elders.One day after being elected the presidential candidate, Ali commenced his national outreach with a massive rally in his home-community – Leonora on the West Coast of Demerara Sunday. He then visited residents in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) on Tuesday and Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Wednesday.On Thursday, the PPP presidential candidate was wrapping up meetings and about to leave the venue at Anna Regina, when three apparent APNU supporters turned up in a dark blue 212 Toyota motor car, without any number plates, and attempted to disrupt the proceedings.The Police were informed and PPP supporters, who witnessed this, are calling on the Police to take immediate action against these persons especially for driving around in a vehicle without any registration number on display – which is an offence.last_img

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January 12, 2020 | by

Integrity Commission to go after 716 defaulters

first_imgChairman of the Integrity Commission Kumar Duraisami said there are still some 716 public officials who have not submitted their declarations to the Commission.Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Duraisami pointed out that a total of 1306 declaration forms were sent out to public officials and so far, only 590 submissions have been made.Chairman of the Integrity Commission Kumar Duraisami along with Commissioner Rosemary Benjamin-Noble to the left and Commission Secretary Amanda Jaisingh at Wednesday’s press conferenceAccording to the Chairman, they have since published five lists of the various categories of public officials who are yet to make their declarations. He added that there are two more lists – Finance Ministry and Judiciary – to be published.Duraisami explained that the publication of these names seems to be effective since more defaulters have been filing their declarations after their names were made public, a process that is catered for in the Integrity Commission Act.“These publications were very effective because the public found it astonishing that, since its existence, the Commission had the courage to publish the names of defaulters,” the Chairman stated.He went on to outline that from the first published list of 87 public officials, 41 still have not made any submissions; from 80 in the second list, there are still 19 outstanding; from 86 from the third list, 73 are yet to make declarations; from 159 names in the fourth list, 132 are still to submit and from 66 in the fifth list, 50 officials are yet to make their declarations.The Chairman noted that while there is a need for awareness on the Integrity Commission, most public officials have a general idea of the Commission’s functions and their obligations. But there are some, he contended, who are willfully withholding declaring their assets to the Commission.“Sometimes people think it’s a big jokery. We’re not concerned about the private person, people who hold public offices must be accountable to the people who pay them their monies… We are asking those public officers, it is in their interest to make this declarations. If they don’t make these declarations to the Commission, the Commission will not be in the position to secure their integrity,” Duraisami implored.However, he noted that there are some defaulting officers, particularly in the Judiciary, who are questioning whether the function of the Commission is infringing on their constitutional rights by publishing their names.“I am in no position or this Commission is in no position to use a discretion as to whether or not we should publish the names. If they think that they ought not to make their declarations to the Commission then they can go the court and say ‘my position is secured by the Constitution and I’m not obliged or obligated to submit to the Commission’… This Commission has no discretion. We will have to publish their names if they don’t submit,” the Chairman insisted.Duraisami further posited, however, that before the Commission can go after those who did not make their declaration, they first have to publish their names. While five lists have already been published, the Commission still needs investigators to look into the defaulters.“Once we have the investigative officers, we will be fully armed to go after those declarants, some of whom got their declarations done but they don’t put in all they ought to put in. We have to ensure that they comply fully with the law and if they don’t then the next stage is what the law recommends. Prosecution,” he stated.With such staff, the Chairman said, steps are being taken to recruit five investigators, noting that there may be need for additional ones in the future. However, he noted that with a meagre budget of $45 million approved, there is a lot that needs to be done including training of the Commission’s staff.“This is not sufficient to run this organisation at full capacity. We need approximately $86 million so that we can cater to all eventualities… We have to hire investigative officers so we may have to apply for a supplemental budget in order to accommodate these and other expenditures,” he asserted.last_img

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January 12, 2020 | by

Ecstasy pills convict a former student – School of the Nations

first_imgThe School of the Nations on Monday said that 20-year-old John Adams, who was sentenced to three years in prison for possession of ecstasy pills, is a former student of the institution and not presently attending classes there as was reported by the local media, including Guyana Times, last week.John AdamsAccording to the school, Adams was transferred from the educational facility in 2012 to another city school.“According to our records, Mr Adams exited School of the Nations in 2012 after completing Form One and was transferred by his parents to another school,” Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the school, Dr Dexter Phillips said in a statement on Monday.Adams appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday last and pleaded guilty to a charge that on February 20, 2019, at Princes Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession eight ecstasy pills, which amounted to five grams.Adams was intercepted about 21:00h while he was riding his motorcycle along Princes Street. A search was conducted on his person and the illegal drug was found.The Chief Magistrate jailed him for three years and fined him $30,000.last_img

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January 12, 2020 | by

Donegal Airport 5K a massive success

first_imgA big turn out of runners and walkers come out last Saturday for the second Annual Airport 5K at Donegal Airport in Carrickfinn in association with the Rosses Athletic Club.This year’s event was raising funds for the Arranmore Lifeboat and St. Colmcille’s Coastal Rescue in Bunbeg. The sun shone and the turnout was massive. A strong wind put an end to any hopes of the course record time being beat this year as runners and walkers had nowhere to hide from the fresh breeze.The race winner was local man Shane O Donnell with a time of 19 minutes, 35 seconds, and the first lady home was another local, Fionnuala Diver in 20 minutes 3 seconds.A spokesperson for the event says; “A big thank you to the following for making the day such a success: Donegal Airport Staff – for the facilities and runway set up, Rosses AC members – for race organisation, Rosses Branch of RNLI fundraising and Sean Boyle as Race Starter, North West Chip timing – Herbie Mc Daid for all the race data and extras, Kieran Carlin – for the expert photos and finally to all the public young and old and athletes from visiting athletic clubs who came out in their numbers to support a worthy cause.“See you all next year at the Airport 5K on one of the World’s most scenic runways!” Full race results can be found on the Rosses AC Facebook page.Donegal Airport 5K a massive success was last modified: June 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:5kCarrickfinnDonegal AirportResultslast_img

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December 28, 2019 | by

Encino woman killed in crash

first_imgLANCASTER – An Encino woman was identified as the motorist killed in a collision with a big rig at a desert intersection. Jan Neufeld, 77, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 4:05 p.m. Friday crash at 60th Street West and Avenue D, officials said. California Highway Patrol officers said Neufeld’s 1995 Mitsubishi had stopped at a stop sign for northbound 60th Street West at its intersection with Avenue D, which is also State Highway 138. The compact pulled out into the intersection, in front of a westbound Kenworth tractor-trailer, CHP officers said. The big rig hit the compact on its right side and knocked it into a field next to the road. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Truck driver Cruz Correjo, 37, of Fresno, was not injured. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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December 25, 2019 | by

New mining industry centre launched

first_imgThe Bench Marks Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, a new research facility launched by North-West University, will be looking into ways to improve the living conditions of communities in the mining industry. (Image: theglobeandmail.com) Sishen open-cast iron-ore mine, situated in the Northern Cape is one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. (Image: Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more images, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Prof Freek Cronje   Bench Marks Centre   +27 18 299 1753RELATED ARTICLES • Mining history for new solutions • Mines, headgear and the mind • Career guidance initiative launched • New lab tools to help school soarWilma den HartighThe Bench Marks Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, a new research facility launched by North-West University (NWU), will be looking into ways to improve the living conditions and wellbeing of communities in the mining industry.The Bench Marks Centre is a joint initiative of the Bench Marks Foundation and the North-West University’s Potchefstroom campus.The Bench Marks Foundation is an independent organisation that monitors corporate performance in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR), with a particular focus on social sustainability and economic empowerment.The NWU’s interest in mining comes from its geographical location in the North West province, known for its mining activities. Mining is responsible for more than a third of the province’s GDP and 94% of South Africa’s platinum is mined here – giving it the nickname of the Platinum Province.The NWU’s research will focus on the mining industry and related CSR projects of mining companies in South Africa and the Southern African Development Community region.“We have a diverse province in which mining activities in particular figure quite extensively,” says Prof Freek Cronje, director of the Bench Marks Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. “Thousands of employees are involved and we must make sure that the wellbeing of these communities is looked after.”Important centre for South AfricaThe establishment of the new centre is an important development for South Africa, which is considered a world leader in mining. With the research generated by the unit, mining companies can up their game when it comes to CSR.As its main goal, the centre wants to challenge corporations and governments with progressive research that can help to prioritise the sustainability factor of CSR initiatives.According to John Capel, executive director of the Bench Marks Foundation, the organisation has already been involved with research on the impacts of CSR for some time. But with the help of the NWU, they can broaden their focus.“We find that there are many companies that misinterpret the term social corporate responsibility. However, we can now, together with the NWU’s expertise, help to make sure that companies fulfil their responsibilities,” he says.Cronje, who also has a background in sociology and migration studies, says there is a major gap between policy and practice.“Many companies have very good CSR projects, but sometimes they are misdirected.”With the help of research generated by the centre, companies can improve their CSR and ensure the strategic implementation of such projects, while more communities who rely on mining for their income can live better quality lives.As part of the centre’s mandate, it also issues reports to companies about their CSR performance.The research facility is establishing a good working relationship with many mining corporates, with some even requesting that the centre carry out research for them.Research that makes a differenceThe new centre will research areas such as quality of life and the state of natural resources where communities are directly affected by mining activities.Issues such as the impact and spread of HIV; asbestosis; water pollution; air quality and job creation will come under the spotlight.Cronje says that although the North West province is one of its key research areas, masters and PhD degree students from the NWU are also working on mining and CSR in other SADC countries.Funding and collaborationHe says the Bench Marks Centre is involved in a major collaborative project with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, an authority under the jurisdiction of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.The partnership will conduct research in Namibia and Botswana, in conjunction with Stockholm University, to trace CSR in the supply chain of Swedish parts, trucks and technology sold to mining companies.The centre is also involved in research in the coal mining sector in Mpumalanga.CSR-related courses are offered at masters and PhD level at the university.last_img

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December 18, 2019 | by

Brand South Africa joins the country in mourning and honouring the fallen firefighter heroes

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 12 September 2018 –  Brand South Africa joins the country in mourning the three firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty during the blaze which erupted last week on the 23rd floor of the Bank of Lisbon Building in the Johannesburg inner city. Twenty-eight-year-old Simphiwe Moropane, 40-year-old Mduduzi Ndlovu and 37-year-old Kathutshelo Muedi are being honoured in a memorial service today in Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Linda Magapatona-Sangaret said: “The country has had a number of these tragic fire related incidents in recent years and months. The tragic results have been the loss of lives, the destruction of people’s homes and their displacement and often the destruction of industrial production and the livelihood of people.”Magapatona-Sangaret added saying “Today’s memorial service is more than a ceremony. It’s an obligation, a recognition that, in a life spent too often caught up in the pursuit of the trivial, we owe it to Muedi, Ndlovu and Moropane that we ensure that people not yet born will someday come to know what they did for society and honour them. We extend our deepest sympathy to their families and are deeply saddened by the loss they have encountered.”The fire broke out just after 4am on Tuesday 04 September. Firefighters battled a fire on the other side of the building, which took about 45 minutes to extinguish,” said Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Nana Radebe.The safety of structures in the inner city have been the center of attention after it was revealed that the Bank of Lisbon Building failed to meet regulations. The Gauteng Provincial government has vowed to prioritise occupational health after the deadly fire in the Johannesburg buildinglast_img

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December 18, 2019 | by

Rush Holt to Leave Congress

first_imgOne of two physicists in the U.S. House of Representatives announced today that he is retiring at the end of the year.Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ), a plasma physicist, didn’t reveal why he has decided to leave Congress after eight terms, or what lies in his future. “This is not the time to discuss next steps in my career; that can come later,” said Holt, who was assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory before coming to Washington in 1999.However, one science lobbyist who knows him well speculates that Holt, who was beaten badly in the Democratic primary last year for an open Senate seat, could still harbor statewide ambitions. “If you wanted to run for governor [in New Jersey in 2017], getting out of the House is probably a good idea,” says Mike Lubell, head of the Washington, D.C., office of the American Physical Society. “At least, that’s what I’d advise him if he asked me.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Holt was once part of a triumvirate of Ph.D. physicists in the House. But longtime Representative Vern Ehlers (R-MI) retired in 2010, and Representative Bill Foster (D-IL) returned to the House only last year after losing his one-term seat in 2010.Despite his background, Holt didn’t play a major role in science legislation, even when the Democrats were the majority party. Instead, he preferred to use his scientific training to inform his views on other major issues, notably banking and education. “He was one of the most thoughtful people in Congress,” Lubell says, “someone who could approach decision-making from a fact-based perspective rather than simply politics.” Toward that end, Holt has tried for several years to restore the tiny but well-regarded Office of Technology Assessment, which Republicans eliminated shortly after they seized control of the House in 1995.In his ill-fated primary attempt to defeat Cory Booker in a race to succeed the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, Holt billed himself read more

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December 3, 2019 | by

Pacquiao wants ‘fair deal for both fighters’ in possible rematch with Horn

first_imgDuring the post-fight conference Sunday, the Brisbane City government and that of Queensland expressed willingness to stage a rematch, but other hitches could develop.A possible stumbling block is that his fight against Horn concludes his contract with promoter Bob Arum’s Top Rank.While Horn is willing to give Pacquiao a chance to regain his title, there may be changes in the purse of both fighters as the Aussie’s stock rose following the disputable victory.Pacquiao, however, has proven that he’s still a major force in the global boxing stage as can be gleaned from the record hits ESPN got for airing Pacquiao-Horn on free television.The 11-time world champion can still command a hefty purse than Horn, who has just broken through the elite circle of marketable fighters.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Flying V stays undefeated at 5-0 LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES The first thing Pacquiao promised on board an AirAsia chartered plane Monday, is that he would fight differently after experiencing Horn’s rough tactics.“I would not focus on a knockout, but I would rain a lot of punches,” said Pacquiao, who threw fewer punches than Horn, 625 to 573, but landed more, 182 to 92, according to Compubox statistics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe reason why he became gun-shy, according to Pacquiao, who once unloaded over 1,000 punches against Antonio Margarito in 2010, was because he’s gunning for a knockout in every round.That he was letting Horn pummel him with blows in the ropes, is to test the Aussie’s power and also to catch him off-guard for a killer punch. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pacquiao was able to land some and rock Horn, but the former school teacher was able to survive the flurry, particularly in the ninth round, where he got saved by the bell.The other arrangement he would change, according to Pacquiao, is to have a say in the choice of ring officials.Pacquiao doesn’t want a repeat of what happened in the “Battle of Brisbane, ” where, according to him, the referee and the judges did not do their jobs properly and pulled his record down to 59-7-2 with 38 knockouts, the last four coming in his last nine fights.“I’d make sure that I get competent officials,” said Pacquiao, whose fight schedule is also dependent on his legislative duties as a senator.“What I want is a fair deal for both fighters,” added Pacquiao. “If I lose, I lose. If I win, I win. That’s what I want.”Team Pacquiao wasn’t given a hand in the choice of ring officials for the Horn showdown, although chief trainer Freddie Roach admitted that he’s heard of referee Mark Nelson before.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jeff Horn, top, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)BRISBANE, Australia—This early, Manny Pacquiao is plotting revenge.With a rematch with Jeff Horn almost certain, Pacquiao said he’d do things differently so as to get back at the Australian, who snatched his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READlast_img

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November 28, 2019 | by