Happy pills no laughing matter

first_imgLinkedin NewsLocal NewsHappy pills no laughing matterBy admin – October 15, 2009 864 13 year-old hospitalised after taking ‘Jokers’LAWS governing the sale of hallucinogenic and other stimulants from head shops have been questioned by the mother of a young teenage girl, who was hospitalised after purchasing and consuming party pills – otherwise known as happy pills – that she was told would “make her laugh”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This newspaper was contacted by the mother of the 13-year-old girl who lost feeling in both her legs and collapsed before being rushed to the Regional Hospital, where she was placed on a heart monitor.Now she warns parents of the dangers of some products available for sale in head shops.The girl was twice refused in separate head shops before finally purchasing a packet of ‘Jokers’ (party pills containing a mixture of ketones, herbal extracts and glucose).After taking the pills with her friend, both felt immediately ill. One claimed to have lost feeling in her hands, while the other collapsed and had to be taken to hospital.Both parents contacted the Gardai, but were alerted that no legislation exists to prohibit the sale of these products to anyone under 18.It is alleged when they bought the pills, they enquired as to what the effects they would have, and were reportedly informed that it would make them laugh.Robert Gardiner, proprietor of the city centre head shop Dark Side, stated: “Consumption of those pills for girls of that age would have the same effect as drinking 10 cans of red bull because of the high caffeine content.“The effects would vary from person to person. However, a child consuming those pills would be a lot more at risk than a person over the age of 18”.Although it is legal for shops to sell party pills and herbal incenses to all ages, local head shop owners are adamant that they refuse to sell their products to people under 18.The parents concerned fear that children might be at risk from taking party pills.They are calling for legislation to be brought in to ban the sale of these products to people under the age of 18.A legal source informed this newspaper of the grey area which these products fall into: “There seems to be no legislative powers in place as these products do not fall under the Misuse of Drugs Act, which would make them illegal. They are not regulated by the Pharmacies Act, where a prescription would be required; however any of the tobacco products would not available for sale to anyone under 18”.Local Labour TD, Jan O’ Sullivan, who has voiced her concerns about head shops in the past, said: “We clearly have a big problem that is directly affecting younger people”.After learning of the incident involving the girl being hospitalised, Deputy O’Sullivan is to put a Parliamentary question to the Dáil this week regarding the legal grey area which exists.A Limerick doctor, who preferred not to be identified, agreed with Deputy O’Sullivan’s concerns.“I have seen similar cases in the past”, he said.Robert Gardiner said, “A child consuming these pills would be a lot more at risk than a person over the age of 18” Email WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Print Facebook Twitter Previous articleReported crime down in city and countyNext articleUnusual position for Munster adminlast_img read more

NRL Footy Show host Paul Fatty Vautin’s Gold Coast home hits the market

first_imgPaul Vautin is selling his Gold Coast holiday home. Picture: Christian GillesVETERAN Footy Show host Paul “Fatty” Vautin is selling his Gold Coast holiday home.The three-bedroom Broadbeach villa hit the market on the weekend at $1.175 million.CoreLogic records show Vautin and his wife Kim paid $410,000 for the 145sq m property in 2000.John Henderson Professionals Real Estate — Mermaid Beach agents Evelyne Castaldi and Jeff Burchell are marketing the property. Footy Show host Paul “Fatty” Vautin is selling his Broadbeach home. Picture: realestate.com.auThe villa also has high ceilings, timber floors and a private courtyard.It has previously been rented out at $750 per week.Vautin is fond of Gold Coast real estate — he also owns properties in Mermaid Beach and Merrimac. Footy Show host Paul “Fatty” Vautin selling his Broadbeach home. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“Your pursuit for lifestyle, luxury and location ends here with this spacious and contemporary Broadbeach villa,” the listing states.“Enjoy the lazy, hazy days of summer with your own exclusive piece of paradise.” The Footy Show’s Darryl Brohman, Beau Ryan, Erin Molan and Paul Vautin at last year’s Logies Awards. Picture: Jason Edwards“Whether you’re wanting to enjoy a morning swim or walk along the beach before breakfast, catch up with friends for coffee or lunch, dinner at an unlimited variety of restaurants or to have an evening out catching a show at the casino — this property certainly ticks all the boxes.” Footy Show host Paul “Fatty” Vautin selling his Broadbeach home. Picture: realestate.com.au“This stunning villa features bright and airy internal living spaces and an expansive open plan design flowing out to a fabulous private courtyard and outdoor entertaining area, ideal for enjoying the enviable coastal lifestyle.last_img read more

Pope Francis Takes on Philadelphia

first_imgBy Judy O’Gorman Alvarez PHILADELPHIA – Pope Francis was not expected until 4:45 Saturday afternoon, but that didn’t stop the thousands of fans and devotees to flock to Independence Mall, some as early as 6 a.m.The day proved kind, with fair skies, pleasant temperatures and even a mysterious rainbow that sneaked between the clouds – that had some people blessing themselves.The city of Philadelphia proved prepared to deal with the onslaught of people. With bridges closed to traffic, PATCO trains shuttled New Jerseyans and travelers from afar into and out of the city with organization.Security was tight with uniformed personnel – Philadelphia police officers, state troopers, U.S. Marshals, TSA agents, National Park Service officers – plus sunglass-clad, wired Secret Service agents, rooftop sharpshooters and bomb-sniffing dogs, milling about.Within the secured zone of Independence Mall, it was a city unto itself. Seemingly, it was one free of homelessness, bulky trashcans and even big-city rudeness. Instead, people seemed to be united in their papal excitement, where people shared essentials, chatted to strangers and a handful spontaneously burst into a rendition of “Amazing Grace” while waiting to clear security.“I just felt everyone we met was full of joy,” said Kathleen Kelleher Cangialosi of Middletown who left her home at 4:45 a.m. with three friends to attend the event. “And the pope’s message really resonated with everyone who was there. Everyone was on good behavior and happy to be there.”A group of Dominican Sisters visiting from Nashville,Tennessee, rode the PATCO train into Philadelphia.Photo: J. AlvarezKelleher says she found Pope Francis – his smile, his stamina and his statements – “amazing.” She said she has been glued to the TV listening to the pope’s message and watching activities throughout the week’s visit and hopes his message won’t be lost. “You try and maybe not judge people so harshly and look at people with a softer eye,” she said. “Sometimes we get caught up in our own lives and you don’t see the big picture. If we’re all a little bit kinder, then it’s a successful day.”“There’s nothing like the Pope,” said Connie Wild of North Carolina who was part of a group with disabilities. “I’m excited about being in the presence of Pope Francis and recognizing all that he has done for us. Especially because he has elected to recognize everyone – the immigrants, the disabled, the deaf, the poor, everybody. His message is so awesome: it’s all about love and family. So he really does encourage us, he gives us a lot of hope for the day.”A Jumbotron screen set up on the lawn of Independence Mall allowed viewers to watch some of the other pope-centered activities in Philadelphia, such as the morning Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul and the evening Festival of Families.When Pope Francis arrived he addressed the crowds, many of them with the Hispanic community and immigrants for the Meeting for Religious Freedom – using the same lectern that President Lincoln used to deliver his Gettysburg Address.In Spanish, the pontiff spoke about religious freedom, diversity and compassion and reminded immigrants to not be discouraged, hold onto their traditions and to be responsible citizens.Mother and daughter Donna and Mary Callahan from Medford, New Jersey, came to hear Pope Francis’ message. A senior at Fordham University, Mary said she considered herself and her family very spiritual and was especially inspired by Pope Francis and the Jesuit message, “It’s so exciting that he’s a Jesuit pope,” she said. “The message of love and the philosophy of service…It’s something I value and how I see the world.”Megan Mannix and Peter D’Antonio come from the Cherry Hill area of New Jersey and were waiting on line to see the Pope pass by in the Popemobile. “Most of our friends are leaving the city,” said D’Antonio, “and we were coming in.”The young couple, who have been together since high school, will marry at the end of November, holding a reception across the street from Independence Mall.“This is exciting because the church isn’t always as welcoming as we want it to be,” said Mannix, a 4th grade teacher at a Camden Catholic school. And “that’s part of the excitement.”She says her students have had fun talking about the pope’s visit. “They don’t understand the magnitude of his visit,” she said. “But they will.”Suzanne Shur of Middletown described the day as heart-warming. “It was the overall feeling of everybody coming together, and the camaraderie and the peaceful feeling that the pope just gives people.“I felt like his message was one of not judging other people and not holding people to some standard that doesn’t really apply to them. It’s not just about religion or being Catholic – or even having to go to church every Sunday – it’s more about taking care of the earth and all living things. That’s really what I was taking out of it.”For Rosemary Rauh from Lincroft, part of a group that secured their event tickets through the Diocese of Trenton, said it struck her that she understood the oft-quoted description of Francis as a Pope of the People. “I realized the day really was all about people,” she said. “We spoke to so many people – whether they were cops, a bishop from Uruguay, a group from Puerto Rico, a family from Florida, a group of nuns from Nashville, and a couple from New Jersey. When thinking about it, people all over the world were here just to see this one man.”Although Rauh said she wished she could’ve gotten a closer view of the pontiff, and found following the subtitles of his speech, which was in Spanish, intended for the Hispanic community a little hard to follow, she was especially thrilled to join Pope Francis as he led the group in the Lord’s Prayer – in English. “I was praying with the Pope,” she said. “How wonderful it is to be part of this!”last_img read more

Carl Calendar: All’s Well That Ends Well

first_imgThis article was first published in the May 31-June 7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. “Dr. Calendar was an incredible teacher,” said Dara Evans, an associate professor and former student. “He was Virgil to my Dante.”Evans said she was not academically inclined and enrolled late at Brookdale because her parents insisted. Most classes were filled and by default she ended up in Calendar’s 9 a.m. Shakespeare’s Plays class.“He did not stop calling on me, the quiet girl in the back, and saw something in me I certainly didn’t see,” she explained.“My perception was I didn’t have to have the same answers as everyone else,” she said. “I could have confidence in my own voice. He has that gift.”Evans went from a job in sales and makeup to a career as a Brookdale literature professor. She still marvels at his technique.“He knew what Shakespeare’s characters ate for breakfast, what their favorite colors were and didn’t use notes in his lectures,” she said. “It’s an honor to have learned from him and I’m not the only one who will say that.”She’s right. Gilda Rogers was in her 30s when she decided to get a college degree.“Dr. Calendar had such a profound impact on my life,” she said, noting she still can’t call him by his first name. “He’s supportive of everything I’ve done. He’s my No. 1 cheerleader.”An English/journalism major, she’s now vice president of the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation, works in community relations at the Two River Theater Company and founded Frank Talk Multimedia Network online.“He’s authentic,” she said of Calendar. “Very loose, open and funny in class. He just speaks the truth and encourages you to be yourself. I never missed a class.”And she followed in his footsteps as a teacher, working for him in the Poseidon Early College High School program, a collaboration between Neptune High School and Brookdale to enable students to earn their high school diploma and associate’s degree simultaneously.Now that he’s retiring, Calendar’s calendar is an open slate.He knows he now wants to get back to visiting museums and attending lectures and the theater in New York City with his wife, Jody, a former managing editor of the Asbury Park Press and former executive editor of The Two River Times. They also have a five-month-old granddaughter to spoil.He wants to travel and do a lot of walking, both in New York City and Europe. He’s already walked 200 of the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago and wants to finish the pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.He met his oldest friend, Steve Dummer, in college and they traveled Europe in 1963.“The dollar was strong and it was cheap to live in Europe then,” he said. “We went to Berlin, London, Paris. We were good at having fun.”Dummer, who lives in Tennessee, pursued a medical career and he, too, has taught and is retired.“Carl’s a good person, curious and gregarious, and we both have a lot of interest in books,” he said. “People who share a formative part of life often make lifelong friends and can pick up where they left off.”And Calendar wants to get Netflix “and some of those channels with the shows everyone is talking about,” he said.“I actually bought ‘Breaking Bad’ because I got so tired of people telling me about it,” he said. “I just never had time to watch much TV.” By Gretchen Van Benthuysen |On June 30, Brookdale Community College visitors may get the feeling that time is out of joint on the Lincroft campus.center_img And they’d be right, because it’s the day popular professor and administrator Carl Calendar officially retires from the school that was founded in 1968, admitted its first students in 1969 and hired Calendar in 1970.That event must have been similar, in spirit, to the 1995 film “Mr. Holland’s Opus” in which Richard Dreyfuss takes a high school teaching job until he breaks into the music composing business and instead spends his career changing students’ lives.Just like Mr. Holland, Calendar became teacher because he needed a paying job.He studied English and German, traveled Europe for a year, and earned a doctorate in comparative literature at the University of Oregon.“I’d been in school until I was 25 and I thought I ought to do some work” he explained. “So I got a job at Brookdale thinking I’d stay a year. And I stayed 48.”It was in his blood. When Calendar was growing up in Middlesex County, his father taught at Rutgers University and his mother was a high school math teacher. His older brother went into the “family business” as a molecular biologist teaching at University of California-Berkley.“Most of the family was into science and math,” he said. “I’m the only one in the arts. I was just good at writing and literature.”Calendar reaches for a calculator when asked how many students he’s taught, which include journalist Brian Williams and movie director/actor/comic Kevin Smith.“I’d say between 9,000 and 10,000 students, definitely over 10,000 if you include the non-credit courses,” Calendar said during a recent interview in his office in Larrison Hall.The first 30 years he primarily taught and the next 18 years he took on more administrative duties. His current title: Institute Dean-Humanities.In April, dozens of former students, colleagues and other well-wishers, including one of the nine students in the school’s first graduating class, attended Calendar’s retirement party.last_img read more

Donegal man scoops over €160,000 on Winning Streak

first_imgA B&B owner from Co. Donegal spun the Winning Streak Wheel on last night’s (Sat) show and won €100,000 bringing his total haul from the National Lottery TV game show to €163,000.Hilary Keller from Buncrana, Co. Donegal navigated the game show, on RTÉ One, to perfection, winning an impressive €60,000 in cash from the show as well as a holiday to Venice, Italy worth €3,000.Hilary’s luck did not end there as he ended up being the lucky player that got the chance to spin the iconic Winning Streak Grand Prize Wheel. The latest winner comes as the gameshow producers revealed that people from Donegal were the luckiest lot in the last season.His spin resulted in the ball landing in the €100,000 segment after it took a few bounces either side, as the RTÉ studio audience fell silent in anticipation.Hilary spoke of how last weekend, while watching the show, he was left with his head in his hands as his wife, Margaret danced around the sitting room in excitement last Saturday evening as they watched on as Hilary’s three-star scratch card was pulled from the drum by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy to appear on the show. Hilary and Margaret run the Clock Tower B&B in Buncrana, Co. Donegal.The couple, who are well travelled people, have three children living all over the world and even welcomed their daughter and grandchild home from Abu Dhabi for the Winning Streak occasion.Their daughter Louise, who works in Abu Dhabi, was so excited at her dad’s Winning Streak appearance that she booked a flight to come home to cheer him on from the audience alongside her son, Oliver.Hilary’s two sons Declan and Gerard were watching on the RTÉ player from their respective homes in Cape Town, South Africa and Perth, Australia.Hilary also has five grandchildren: Oliver (who watched on from the audience), Niamh and Eamon (who watched from South Africa) and Lily who watched from Abu Dhabi and Mia who is only a few weeks old in Perth. As well as his own children spread across the globe he also has sisters (Margaret and Genevieve) in London and Florida.Hilary and Margaret have run the Town Clock B&B in Buncrana for the past 27 years which is hugely popular in the peak summer months. The couple met in London, with Hilary moving across when he turned 16 to work in London. The pair returned to Ireland in 1977 to live in lovely Donegal. Hilary spent six years in South Africa as a child where the family moved when his father, a chef, got a job in a town called Hermanus. As fate would have it, his own son Declan now lives just a few miles from that town with his family. Hilary was reared in a town called Downings in Donegal but was born in Belfast.With his winnings from the show, Hilary and Margaret plan to do some more travelling and think Route 66 in the US may be on the cards.The National Lottery game show is co-presented by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy and features some perennial favourite games including Play or Pay, Roll for Riches, WinFall and Electric Dream – where one player will win an electric car worth €25,000.As ever, one of the lucky five players will get the chance to spin the wheel and win up to €500,000. An exciting element of the show is that one €100,000 segment will be added to the Grand Prize Wheel every show if less than that amount was won in the previous show, improving players chances to win a massive prize. A brand new-look Winning Streak scratch card is available in the 5,900 National Lottery retailers all over the country. In addition to the chance to appear on the Winning Streak TV game show if you get three stars, players will also be in with a chance to win some great cash prizes up to €5,000.The odds for those who purchase a Winning Streak to win is 1 in 1.86 to win a cash or three-star prize. All players who purchase a scratch card can send their stubs into the National Lottery using grey envelopes, available in all National Lottery agents, where each week on the show, a player will be drawn as the winner of a Luxury Cruise for two valued at €5,000.Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on Winning Streak and all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage and the Irish Language.In total, more than €5.5 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago.In 2018 alone, more than €228 million was raised; the equivalent of almost €625,000 a day in support for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.Donegal man scoops over €160,000 on Winning Streak was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Weare wins Quiksilver Pro Durban

first_img21 April 2008An inspired performance by local man Davey Weare saw him surf to victory against the USA’s Austin Ware in excellent surf at Ansteys on the Bluff near Durban to capture the Quiksilver Pro Durban title.Utilising their prime-status alternative venue, the contest organisers had little hesitation in choosing Ansteys for the final day of surfing. “Ansteys was always on the radar,” said contest director Matt Wilson, of the venue choice for the day.Explosive match-ups“There’s not much happening at New Pier, or anywhere else on the coast, and we’re seeing some great waves here. The surfers are happy, so it was the right decision to make.” A day of great surfing, big moves and barrel rides ensued, with some explosive match-ups the order of the day.Josh Kerr from Australia was in the first heat of the day against fellow Australian Shaun Cansdell, and won it convincingly with big turns and some trade-mark airs.“This is a great wave and I’m stoked we moved here,” said Kerr of the new location. “These waves have plenty of push and there are opportunities for big scores, so it definitely was a good idea to move the event. I got lucky in that heat by catching the good ones, but a win’s a win, so I’ll take it.”Red-hot heatWeare, the last of the South Africans left in the contest, then surfed a red-hot heat against German surfer Marlon Lipke, with the Durban star sneaking into some tight barrels and off-the-top combinations to keep local hopes alive. One wave in particular looked like a perfect barrel, but Weare was clipped while exiting the tube.Still, he had done enough to win the heat. “My first wave was a great one, with a little barrel and a nice hook,” he said. “I thought that I was going to make that second barrel, and if I had it would have taken some of the pressure off the heat, but it still worked out alright for me.”The quarter-finals took to the water at low tide, and there were some hollow sections and a few little barrels coming through for the last eight surfers.VictorsEmerging victorious from their encounters were Josh Kerr who defeated Austin Ware; Jihad Khodr, who defeated Heitor Alves; David Weare, who eliminated Dustin Barca; and Portuguese surfer Tiago Pires who took out Leigh Sedley from Australia.“Well, the waves are fine here at Ansteys. We got a few good ones in that heat,” said Tiago afterwards. “I much prefer the waves at New Pier, but there’s nothing there today, so we’re lucky with these waves.”In the first semi-final Ware eliminated Kodre from the event, after the Brazilian’s best wave scored a zero. Ware had priority at the time, and was up and riding on the inside when Jihad took off.“I went for that wave as I needed an early start. I didn’t even see what Jihad was doing,” said Ware of the incident. “Still, I’m stoked to get so far. This is my first six-star final, so I am absolutely pumped!”Semi-finalIn the second semi-final, Weare turned up the heat against Pires and turned in an inspired performance in front of his home crowd. He linked his scoring waves all the way through to the shorebreak, with some good combinations of moves and impressive laybacks.“I was so stoked to hear the crowds cheering me after every wave,” said Weare. “I’ve got my wife and my daughter and family here, my dad, and all my best friends. It’s unreal to hear their support.”The Quiksilver Pro Junior hit the water just prior to the main final, and tightly contested final unfolded between Klee Strachan and Nick Godfrey.Near the end of the heat, it was Godfrey in the lead, and with priority when he gave a wave to Strachan, who maximised the opportunity, pulled off a big turn on the outside, and weaved his way all the way through to the shorebreak for a massive hit, a big score and the Pro Junior title.FinalThe tide had moved in for the final of the main event between Weare and Ware, but the waves were still pumping.Weare’s first scoring wave consisted of a clean tube ride and a big close-out move, and matters only got better for the local ace as he delivered his best heat of competition in the final.After his first good ride, he followed up with two more big scores that showed off his repertoire of futuristic airs and big turns, leaving Ware needing a nine-plus score to get into the lead.The American was gracious in defeat, praising Weare on his performance as a beaming Weare emerged from the water as the Quiksilver Pro Durban 2008 Champion.‘So incredibly happy’“So incredibly happy right now,” said Weare just seconds before he was hoisted up on the shoulders of friends and carried up the beach.“I had a good start, and during the event whenever I had a good start I seemed to do well. I’m a bit overwhelmed right now. I can’t remember all that went on in the heat. The support really did help, so thanks to all those people who were cheering me on from the beach.”Weare pocketed $15 000 for his victory, as well as 3 000 World Qualifying Series points, which will go a long way towards helping him achieve his goal of qualifying the 2009 World Championship Tour.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Just Stop It

first_imgJust stop it.Just stop believing that the new thing will solve the old problems. Prospecting has never been easy. Acquiring new opportunities is challenging even in the best of times. If by chance you happened to sell a product in hot demand and your clients beat a path to your door you were nothing more than lucky. Don’t expect that to ever be the norm. The only way to acquire new opportunities is to do the work.To just stop pretending that you don’t have time to update your sales force automation software. If you were to enter all of the opportunities that you create in a single day it’s likely that that exercise might take all of 10 minutes. So you’ve fallen behind and have to catch up? Seriously, you don’t have enough opportunities for it to take you more than an hour. No one does. But, your relationships are the most important asset you will ever have as a salesperson (or as a person). The record of those relationships are important to maintain. Take the 15 or 20 minutes a day to keep those records up to date.Just stop making excuses as to why your sales results aren’t what you want them to be. It’s a waste of time, and it doesn’t do anything to move you closer to your sales goals. It’s not your sales manager, even though he doesn’t care enough about you. It’s not your territory. It’s not your product, service, or solution. The sooner you accept that you’re the only one that can change your results the sooner you’ll produce them. Believe in yourself, and believe you have the power to make a difference.Just stop complaining about your price. Everyone complains about their price. Selling would be easy if all you had to do was say yes to the price that your client’s demand. But then, that wouldn’t be selling, now would it? Unless you happen to work for a company that competes on price (something as likely as your riding into your next sales call on a unicorn), you are going to have to work very hard to create value and even harder to capture some of it. The only thing you can do to make selling easier is to create enough value that no one has a problem with you capturing some part of it.Just stop it.QuestionsWhy is it easy to believe that there is some new answer to age-old problems? How often do these new ideas work?If you are being honest, how many opportunities do you create in a day? How long would it take you to keep meticulous records on those relationships?Why is it so easy to blame someone else for our own poor results? How much faster do you improve those results when you take 100% responsibility for them?How do you make it easy to sell value instead of price? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

McGregor backers: Mayweather fight is no sideshow

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “Keep doubting us. We love it,” McGregor’s agent, Audie Attar, said in an interview Friday with Sports News Television. “The human element of sport is that anything can happen.”Mayweather, who retired in 2015 after winning all his 49 professional fights as a boxer, is back in training at age 40 after accepting an offer he couldn’t refuse from the mixed martial arts fighter who has never had a pro boxing fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“These are two world-class combat sport athletes,” Attar said. “Yes they come from different disciplines. Yes there are going to be different rules, so it’s going to be confined within those set of rules and we understand that. But I don’t think you can take away from (McGregor’s) ability, his power, his reach, his … all these different attributes that I think he will bring to the table.”Las Vegas oddsmakers immediately made Mayweather an 11-1 favorite when the fight — scheduled for 12 rounds in Las Vegas at 154 pounds in a boxing ring and under boxing rules — was announced. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor, the wildly popular UFC star, is 21-3 in UFC fights, and is coming off a win in November against Eddie Alvarez. Although he hasn’t boxed professionally, McGregor did box while growing up and is known for his striking expertise.“Floyd’s been an amazing tactician in term of his quickness, his ability to get in there, his ability to elude punches,” Attar said. “But I think on Aug. 26, I’m bullish on the idea that that’s going to change and he is going to meet someone that is going to have the physical attributes that will potentially catch him and be that one, 49-1.”Attar said Mayweather was arguably the greatest boxer of all time, “but there’s some things that he hasn’t faced before and Conor brings those … unique differentiation attributes and strategies.“Both of their styles will cause them to engage differently than Floyd’s other competitors before Conor. And in my opinion, that’s going to yield a different result.“I’m more confident on the idea that we’re gonna be that one. 49 and one.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Pinoy windsurfers bag gold in RS: One World Championships in Vietnam Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img 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 FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 mixed martial arts at Madison Square Garden in New York. Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday, June 14, 2017, he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)SINGAPORE — Conor McGregor’s fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 has been described by critics as a novelty and a sideshow, among other things.McGregor’s camp doesn’t care what it’s called, promising only that it’ll be a contest.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View commentslast_img read more

Chidambaram, his wife & family have assets worth Rs 95 crore

first_imgMumbai, May 31 (PTI) Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram (70), his wife and family have total assets worth Rs 95 crore, according to the affidavit filed by him today to contest the Rajya Sabha election.Chidambaram filed his nomination papers for biennial elections to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra.According to his affidavit, filed in 22 pages before the Returning Officer, he and his family have movable properties worth Rs 54.30 crore while he and his family own immovable properties worth Rs 41.35 crores.He showed a total income of Rs 8.58 crore for the year 2014-15 while his spouse (Nalini Chidambaram) showed income of Rs 1.25 crore for the same period during the filing of income tax return.Chidambaram has movable properties of Rs 42.95 crore and immovable properties worth Rs. 4.25 crore. His wife Nalini Chidambaram is the owner of movable properties worth Rs 11.23 crore and immovable properties worth Rs 25.03 crore.He has shown Rs 3.50 lakhs cash in hand and his wife has cash in hand Rs 1.24 lakh. He has bank accounts in 13 branches of different banks spanning from Chennai to New Delhi to Karnataka while Nalini has six bank accounts in different places.Under the details of movable assets, the affidiavit says Chidambaram posseses 32 gram gold (worth Rs 87,232) and 3.25 carat diamond worth Rs 97,500. His wife has 1.43 kg gold (worth Rs 39.17 lakh) and 52 kg silver worth Rs 20.46 lakh and 76.61 carat diamond of Rs 22.98 lakh.He has one Honda and one Skoda car while his wife is having Toyota Innova car.Under the details of immovable assets, Chidambarams affidavit says he has said that he bought 38.72 acres land in 1994 for Rs 25.16 lakh in Karnataka and thereafter developed it by investing another Rs 3.77 lakh into it and the current market value of this piece of property is Rs 1.93 crore, according to the affidavit.advertisementHis Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) movable properties are worth of Rs 11.86 lakhs while immovable properties are having monetary values of Rs 12.07 crore, according to his affidavit in which Chidambaram has described himself as a senior Advocate in the Supreme Court and his wife as a senior Advocate in the Madras High Court.He does not have Facebook account but is active on the Twitter. PTI APM KRK PALlast_img read more

Six Chinese Apprehended In Lucaya

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasImmigrationDepartmentApprehendsSixChineseNationals Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 11th 2017: Six Chinese have been apprehended by Bahamas Immigration. On Monday, at around 10am, officers were notified of Chinese staying at a resort in the Lucaya area, who were about to be smuggled into the USA. A team was shortly dispatched to investigate, where on arrival two rooms were checked resulting in the discovery of six Chinese, two males and four females .Inspection of their passports revealed that they had arrived in The Bahamas, during the months of April, May and June, but had since overstayed their visitors’ status.The group was then taken into custody, transported to Immigration Headquarters for further processing and were flown into the capital sometime Tuesday. It is reported that they will be held at the Detention Centre until repatriation to China.According to the Immigration Department, the incident marks the first apprehension for the month of July.Its last apprehension is said to have involved the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Isaac Mayo who called in to the Lucayan Harbour, to hand over to Bahamas Immigration officers a total of 11 Cuban migrants who were all intercepted in Cay the Cay Sal Bank area in a rustic vessel.The Cuban group of migrants was also transported to the capital where they too will be held until repatriation.center_img Related Items:last_img read more