Jomary Torres aims to keep winning in ONE: Hero’s Dream

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Dea is impressive on paper. She is a national wrestling champion and a two-time national Wushu Sanda champion with a decent 12-4 record in kickboxing.“I felt really nervous in my first bout. But when I saw my opponent was right in front of me and remembered all the people who supported me, I relaxed and slowly put my focus on winning the match,” Torres said.“I want to win again because I want to give back to my gym and the people who love and support me. I am competing for my country. Everything I do is for all of them and as long as I can do this, I will keep doing this.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Photo from ONE ChampionshipFilipino Jomary Torres came out of nowhere and beat Thai star Rika Ishige in ONE: Kings & Conquerors in Macau two months ago.Torres steps into the cage again against Indonesian kickboxer Nita Dea on Nov. 3 to prove her stunning victory against Ishige was no fluke.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson READ: Torres chokes out Ishige for debut win in ONE“This is my chance to establish my first winning streak in ONE Championship. It’s not impossible. That’s why I am exerting a tremendous amount of effort in training. I want to keep on winning,” said Torres, who beat Ishige by submission in the second round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 21-year-old Torres thinks her opponent’s strength is her striking but the Zamboanga del Norte native said she’s prepared for anything.“From what I saw, I think she (Nita Dea) is a striker. She does not seem to hit the ground all that much. I am prepared to go toe-to-toe or take the match to the ground, wherever I think I have the advantage,” she said. UAAP Starting 5: Week 6 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

A Betrayal of Promise’

first_imgRights activist and former Minister of Labor, Cllr. Tiawan S. Gongloe, said under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s administration, the country has witnessed “selective justice, the shielding of some corrupt officials, the jailing of journalists and political activists for sedition, criminal libel against the President, and criminal malevolence, rather than the fight against corruption which she promised.”Cllr. Gongloe made the statement on Sunday, July 3, when he delivered the keynote address at a program marking the commencement convocation of Ricks Institute in Virginia, Montserrado County, in the Washington Chapel Auditorium, where 47 twelfth graders, who completed the Institute’s prescribed curriculum, were graduating. He spoke on the topic, “Keeping the Promise of Maintaining Peace in Liberia: An Obligation of All Liberians.” “In 2006, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to power promising she would be in power for one term and her main concentration would be the laying of a firm foundation for good governance through combating corruption, upholding the rule of law and protecting the human rights of all Liberians without distinction,” Gongloe told the congregation to a round of applause.According to him, upon taking office, President Sirleaf “declared corruption as public enemy number one.”However, during her rule, he said, “The President has also engaged in nepotism, preferential treatment of some political appointees in terms of salaries and benefits, the breaking down of viable institutions established by past governments such as the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), and failed to revive institutions such as the Housing and Savings Bank, the Agricultural Bank, the Free Zone Authority, amongst others,” Gongloe said.He added that the institutions were established by past governments based on the homegrown vision of building local capital for investment, the development of local entrepreneurship and increased agricultural production, as well as providing a foundation for export and import substitution.The former solicitor-general said although President Sirleaf promised Liberians change for the better. But, he said, “the process of the change that she promised has been largely driven by prescriptions of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other multilateral institutions.”Gongloe said unlike President Tolbert’s regime that relied on local wisdom and the experience of other countries like Ivory Coast and Tanzania to develop the policy of self-reliance as a sustainable instrument of comprehensive national development and the policy of export promotion and import substitution as a sustainable economic policy for reducing economic dependency, promoting industrialization, with the net effect of increasing employment, broadening the tax base and improving the quality of life of the Liberian people, “this government has largely relied on the prescription of the World Bank and IMF such as the Poverty Reduction Strategy and Vision 2030.”He observed that the Sirleaf Administration has also virtually relied on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to carry on rural development, especially in the areas of health and education, and in a manner that appears like government has abdicated its responsibility of intervening in the lives of the people.Cllr. Gongloe added: “This is a betrayal of the promise of promoting good governance by nationally-driven programs. It should be noted that the interventions by the NGOs are donor-driven.”He said when donors stop giving money to NGOs; the NGOs will stop their interventions, and sometimes leave the country abruptly.“Most often the projects that they are engaged in at the time they stop receiving money remain abandoned forever,” Gongloe noted. He said for today, many of the hand pumps that were installed by the NGOs are broken down across the country, leaving residents in the affected areas to fetch water from streams and or creeks often prone to water-borne diseases.By that, Cllr. Gongloe informed the gathering that the Unity Party-led government has therefore miserably failed in its promise to lay a firm foundation for, among other things, good governance and development by its over-reliance on foreign aid, which impacts the citizens are yet to feel as road networks and infrastructures have remained appalling.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_imgPRIVATE INFORMATION on hundreds of Donegal people may now have been leaked following a security breach at Letterkenny’s Department of Social Protection.The Deputy Director of the DATA Protection Commission has confirmed to that this is the biggest investigation his department has ever undertaken.The massive probe was sparked after a civil servant passed on sensitive material to a private investigator who then passed it on to a number of financial institutions. Mr.Gary Davis of the DPC confirmed to us that TWO private investigators and a number of financial institutions are now being examined as part of their investigation.“This is the biggest investigation we have undertaken. We can confirm it involves one individual passing on information to a private investigator whom we believe passed on this information to a number of third parties. “The investigation is still ongoing so we are limited to what we can say at the moment. I can confirm that two private investigators and a number of financial institutions have been visited as part of our investigation process,” he said.Although Mr.Davis would not be drawn on how many people’s information was accessed and passed on to the private investigator, it is believed to run into hundreds. He added that possible prosecutions arising out of the probe was a matter for the Gardai to decide upon.The civil servant, who worked at Government buildings at Oliver Plunkett Road, was caught when Gardai raided the home of the private detective.Detectives found the confidential details of a number of people at the PI’s office during the raid.The details were then cross-referenced with Government employees who had accessed all these people’s records and a match was found.A full investigation into the details of the information passed on is currently being processed by DATA protection chiefs. The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) is investigating suspicions the private investigator was using the information to send reports to a number of leading insurance companies.The Government employee at the centre of the probe has not been seen at his office in Letterkenny for a number of weeks and has now officially been suspended.The DPC’s investigation was sparked following an internal probe in the Department of Social Protection.Managers at the Letterkenny Department discovered the civil servant was accessing records of people he had no apparent business with. The department checked these to his phone logs, which showed he had contacted a number linked to the private investigator.Last night a source at the Department of Social Protection in Letterkenny said yesterday’s shocking revelations on was the talk of the Department.“It had been rumoured that something had happened and that somebody had been suspended but to see it in black and white was shocking.“It’s a valuable lesson for all of us that the information we have access to is highly sensitive and we must protect it.“The public has a right to expect that information stored on them remains confidential,” he said.A spokesperson for the Department of Social Protection in Letterkenny would not comment on the matter as an investigation into the incident had been launched.EndsREVEALED: DONEGAL CIVIL SERVANT AT CENTRE OF ‘BIGGEST EVER’ PROBE INTO PERSONAL DETAIL LEAKS was last modified: January 26th, 2011 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


first_imgTop DJ Nikki Hayes has revealed how her Donegal boyfriend whisked her off to Solis Lough Eske Castle to pop the question.Nikki and FrankThe former 2FM personality has been dating Letterkenny man Frank Black for 20 months.Frank, an army mechanic, has been based in Lebanon for the past six months and has been keep in touch with Nikki, 34, online. Nikki revealed how romantic Frank had the entire proposal planned.“He told me we were going away for the weekend and I knew we were going to his parents in Donegal for a night.“Then we pulled into a petrol station and his dad met us there to take the dogs off us, which I thought was a bit strange and he told me he was taking me to a hotel for the night.”They checked into a luxurious suite in the five-star Lough Eske castle and he suggested going for a walk up the tower. “I was just oblivious to everything. I was walking up the steps of the tower to have a look over the lake and I turned around at the top and he was down on one knee,” she continued. “I literally couldn’t speak for about 10 minutes, I was so shocked.“It was completely unexpected. He had gotten the whole tower blocked off and it was all lit up with candles. It was lovely and romantic, so there was lots of champagne for us that night.”The delighted Spin 104 DJ revealed how she “just knew” he was the right man from her from the very start.“You do know when you meet the right person. It’s completely different to any other relationship I’ve ever had and everything’s just easy with him — he’s definitely the one,” she said.She revealed how he had even picked out the sparkler himself and described it as a three stone ring with a diamond shoulder. TOP DJ NIKKI REVEALS ROMANTIC PROPOSAL BY HER DONEGAL BOYFRIEND was last modified: December 6th, 2012 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:frank blacknikki hayesproposalSolis Lough Eskelast_img read more