Iniong eyes ONE world title shot

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES But Iniong is not looking too far ahead, especially with a seasoned Japanese fighter, one of the top in the atomweight class, standing in her way.“I’m happy that I can get a title shot. I’m not underestimating Mei, of course. I respect her a lot. But I’m also decided to fight a world champion,” the soft-spoken Iniong, who is only 14 days out of her technical knockout win in Manila, said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneA third-straight victory this year could set her up against ONE Atomweight world champion Angela Lee, who was initially Yamaguchi’s opponent for this card.Iniong was a last-minute replacement for Lee, who figured in a car accident two weeks before the fight, but she had no problems accepting the gig in such short notice. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Amid doping scandal, skeleton federation suspends 4 Russians Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “I had no injuries so I had no second thoughts in fighting again. I accepted this because I really want to get to the top and face the champion,” the 28-year-old Baguio City native said.“It was a bit of struggle at first cutting weight against, because I was just in another fight. But my body has adjusted and everything is okay.”Iniong and Yamaguchi is part of the main card of ONE: Immortal Pursuit, featuring Ben Askren’s final professional fight against mixed martial arts legend Shinya Aoki.ADVERTISEMENT Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi (L) and Philippines’ Gina Iniong face off during the ONE Championship press conference at Marina Bay in Singapore. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonSINGAPORE—Gina Iniong knows beating Mei Yamaguchi could pave way for her dream of being in world title fight.That’s why the Team Lakay bet is going all out in her second match this month in ONE: Immortal Pursuit Friday night at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Journalists Cautioned in Reporting Rape Cases

first_imgThe former Prosecutor of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases at Criminal Court “E” at the Temple of Justice, Cllr. George Sagbeh, has cautioned journalists to be prudent in reporting on rape cases.The legal prosecutor at the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) maintained that journalists should be keenly aware of the power of using (descriptive) language, especially at the beginning of reporting an incident of rape.Cllr. Sagbeh spoke at a 5-day training of media practitioners organized by UN Women held in Ganta, Nimba County recently.He said “Sexual violence is an act that someone is subjected to and the language used to describe the situation should show the non-consensual nature of the act. Journalists must write the story as it happens, and leave no room for doubt.”Cllr. Sagbeh, who served as one of the facilitators, said it is important for journalists to be careful in reporting rape cases because he or she is not a part of the incident and therefore they are not third-parties to the crime.The former SGBV prosecutor who has prosecuted rape cases for the last five years said journalists are not to report rape cases without using the police charge sheet, which he pointed out, is a document from the legal authority of said case and the story will be authentic.He said most of the communities are becoming sexually toxic quarters and “It is common for newspapers and radio outlets to use terms like sexual assault or sexual abuse when reporting on SGBV crimes.”The counselor said a sexual offense story has to be written or broadcast to attract the readers’ attention, using the when, where and how methods of reporting.He said in writing SGBV stories, journalists must know that sexual violence is a continuation of the behaviors that include but are not limited to rape and sexual assaults among other SGBV activities.Acts of sexual violence are crimes committed without consent, “sometimes with violence and coercion, sometimes against the most vulnerable among us,” he said.Cllr. Sagbeh called on members of the Liberia Media to stop writing ‘parochial stories’ that do not portray the actual story or the incident reported about because by doing that, the journalistic profession will be undermined and the credibility of the writer will be questioned by the public.The former SGBV prosecutor said the details of writing rape stories must usually be against the perpetrators, “But it is also important to avoid naming the victim.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgMayor Paschal Blake and Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle with the Staff and Voluntary Mangement of Letterkenny CDP supporting the White Ribbon CampaignLetterkenny Sinn Fein Councillor Gerry Mc Monagle has called on     the Government to deliver on the Programme for Government commitment to consolidate and reform domestic violence legislation.The Sinn Fein Councillor said yesterday marked the first of 16 days of action against violence against women. The Programme for Government commits to delivering consolidated and reformed domestic violence legislation.“Despite one in five women experiencing domestic violence the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Alan Shatter, has stated on regular occasions that he has more urgent legislative matters to attend to in respect of the troika programme. This is just not good enough when one reads the statistics from last year’s Women’s Aid Annual Report.”In the Women’s Aid annual report for 2012, there were shocking details of the extent of Domestic Violence visited upon women including, 14,792 incidents of Domestic Violence. Amongst the other statistics released were 9,912 incidents of emotional abuse, 2,859 reports of physical abuse and 1,554 incidents of financial abuse. There were also 467 incidents of sexual abuse including 176 rapes.“With regards the European Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence the Justice Minister has cited property rights as a difficultly to Ireland signing up, but has not offered any solutions. “Domestic violence is a very real and increasing problem for women and their children that need’s an urgent response from government, not just in delivering on its legislative commitments but also in ensuring the necessary supports and services are appropriately resourced.” GOVT MUST ACT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION – McMONAGLE was last modified: November 28th, 2013 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) Tags:gerry mcmonagleSinn Feinlast_img read more

Scheepers wins maiden WTA Tour title

first_imgSAinfo reporter “The title means a lot to me because I’ve worked so hard, to finally win one is really rewarding.” Before her win on Saturday, Coetzer was the last South African to win a WTA trophy, way back in 2003 in Acapulco, Mexico. “In my junior days, when I lived in Harrismith in my native Free State, Amanda invited and sponsored Karin Coetzee and Noleen Uys, mother of former Pro Player Rene Uys, to go with me on a trip to the USA where I went to train at her training base, the Dennis van der Meer Academy. I was 12 and will never forget the influence that had on my young career.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “My congratulations go out to Chani on winning her first title,” said Coetzer, from Los Angeles. ‘Really happy’“I’m really happy to have won my first WTA Tournament. It meant even more, because every match on route to the final I had to fight back from behind to win it. “I will definitely take a lot of confidence out of this tournament. Nothing changes next week, though. I will still go out and compete for every point win or lose. I’m also really excited at this stage of my life to find out what I am truly capable of. “It’s great that a South African has once again taken the podium on the WTA Tour,” she concluded. Easiest matchScheepers had her easiest match of the week in disposing of the eighth-seed Rybarikova in the final. ‘Everything seemed to click’“All of my other matches were really tough, but today was the day everything seemed to click,” Scheepers said after her victory. Prior to that, she had battled through each round with three-set victories on every occasion, including having to fight back from 4-1 down in the deciding set to beat top seed Maria Kirilenko in the semi-finals. Scheepers also saved match point in her second round match against Hsieh Su-Wei. Scheepers took just under an hour-and-a-half in beating her under-par opponent, who had won her previous two WTA finals. Her reward, on Monday, was a career-best singles ranking of 41. At the end of 2010, her ranking was 107.center_img Former world number three Amanda Coetzer has praised Chani Scheepers after the current South African number one claimed her maiden WTA Tour title in the Wanlima International Women’s Open in Guanzhou, China on Saturday. “She has proved to us all and herself her capabilities and now she has to prove to us all and herself that she can consistently compete at the top and win more titles. “Being the first [South African] since Amanda Coetzer [to win a WTA Tour title] is the cherry on the cake.” Scheepers’ 6-2, 6-2 victory over Magdalena Rybarikova in the final ended an eight-year title drought for South Africa. Previously, Scheepers had not been beyond the quarterfinals of any WTA tournament. “I thought I was hitting my groundstrokes well today. I was really consistent and tried to move her around. I didn’t give her a lot of mistakes. I played well. “I don’t remember much about the match point. I was so in the moment. I know it was a long point, but it seemed so long ago. “I have always believed Chani has these capabilities and have watched her progress with interest. I wish her all the best going forward and congratulate her on this important breakthrough. 26 September 2011 “Every match before the final was difficult. It seemed like I was fighting every match and all of them were hard in their own way. ‘Congratulations’ Emulating CoetzerScheepers said to emulate Coetzer was really special. “Amanda has always been a player I have looked up to.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

first_imgSeparately, Ronaldo is facing a rape allegation in the United States.Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit in Nevada in September claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing.Former Real Madrid player Xabi Alonso also was in court in Madrid on Tuesday. He is accused of defrauding tax authorities of about 2 million euros ($2.3 million) from 2010-12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ronaldo arrived at court in a black van and was wearing a black sports coat, black pants and white tennis shoes. He stopped to sign an autograph before walking up some stairs leading to the court house. He was accompanied by his lawyers and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez. A couple of police officers escorted the player.A few hundred journalists waited outside but the Portuguese player did not stop to talk.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe court had dismissed Ronaldo’s request to enter the building directly from the parking lot, which would have allowed him to avoid the media. The request was made for security reasons, but the court said it didn’t think the measure was needed despite the player’s notoriety.Court officials said Ronaldo didn’t make any comments while in the courtroom to sign the agreement. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Smiling, he again stopped to sign autographs on his way out of the court house.Ronaldo made the deal to plead guilty with Spain’s state prosecutor and tax authorities last year.In Spain, a judge can suspend sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders.In 2017, a state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 worth 14.7 million euros ($16.7 million). Ronaldo was accused of having used shell companies outside Spain to hide income made from image rights.The accusations didn’t involve his salary from Real Madrid, his club from 2009 until joining Italian champion Juventus last year.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at the court in Madrid on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud. The Juventus forward arrived in a black van, walked up some stairs leading to the court house and stopped to sign an autograph. The charges stem from his days at Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo pleaded guilty to tax fraud on Tuesday and received a two-year suspended sentence.The Juventus forward, who was facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, was in court for about 45 minutes and signed an agreement which will cost him nearly 19 million euros ($21.6 million) in fines.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more