first_imgMOST READ Sabanal also scored a unanimous decision win over fan favorite Rika Ishige in her ONE debut, showcasing her striking prowess as she went toe-to-toe with the Thai star before pummeling her in the third round.The other two Filipinos on the fightcard, however, weren’t as fortunate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBrazilian jiu-jitsu expert Garry Tonon downed Filipino bet Richard Corminal in an emphatic display of his striking abilities, scoring the technical knockout win at the 3:40 mark of the second round.Thai contender Kritsada Kongsrichai also hardly broke a sweat against Robin Catalan, hitting the belly-to-back suplex to end the match at the 1:40 mark of the first round. 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 LATEST STORIES Photo from ONE ChampionshipIn front of a rowdy crowd in Bangkok, Jeremy Miado and Angelie Sabanal delivered stunners Saturday at ONE: Iron Will at Impact Arena in Thailand.With little to no expectations on his side, Miado knocked out Muay Thai champion and hometown bet Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke with a thunderous right cross at the 1:29 mark of the first round in their strawweight clash, which also served as a co-main event for the card.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew This card featured an exciting main event where Bibiano Fernandes edged two-division champion Martin Nguyen to retain his ONE Bantamweight Championship via split decision.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rockets sail past Pelicans, set franchise record with 59th winlast_img read more

first_imgGuyana-Venezuela border controversyThe United Nations Secretary General António Guterres’s decision on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy could take as much as two years to be handed down if needs be, Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said on Wednesday.Providing an update on the matter, the Minister said that nothing new has happened since the Good Offices Process ended on December 31, 2017 and a commitment was made to clearly outline the way forward by the Secretary General.The Secretary General undertook to make a decision after a process which ended on December 31. “It is possible of course that he could take two years to answer…We are still waiting on the Secretary General to carry out his responsibilities,” Greenidge told Guyana Times on Wednesday.However, the Minister said given the circumstances by which he was invited to carry out his mandate under the 1966 Agreement, Guterres was fully aware of theForeign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidgeurgency of this matter.“And the fact that when the Guyana Government called on him to intervene, it wasn’t only because Venezuelan troops were on our borders, but because the continuation of this controversy caused by Venezuela claiming that the 1899 Treaty was null and void was having an effect on Guyana,” he added.“The Secretary General would know that during personal discussions with his personal representative, we made it very clear that our main concern was to embark on the process identified under the Geneva Agreement, but one that required an urgent resolution…And I don’t think we have to beat him over the head every week to tell him that,” Greenidge continued.Director General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ambassador Audrey Jardine-Waddell had told sections of the media that after the Personal Representative to the Secretary General, Dag Halvor Nylander submitted his report on enhanced mediation efforts, the UN Head would decide the next step.“December 31 wasn’t the date of the decision. December 31 was when the process ended….Having received the report from his personal representative, the Secretary General will now make his decision and inform us of the decision,” Jardine-Waddell was quoted as saying.There have been reports that Secretary General Guterres could inform the two countries of his decision before the end of March 2018.“He didn’t have to inform us on December 31st; that was the date when the process ended,” Waddell reiterated.Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had given an undertaking that 2017 would have been the last year of mediation to end the border controversy. If that process failed, the controversy would be referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the UN.Guyana maintains that the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award that settled the boundary issue between Guyana and Venezuela was full and final. But Venezuela has, for several decades, registered its diplomatic and military objection to Guyana’s development of its natural resources onshore and offshore.Venezuela, with almost 40 times the population of Guyana and a territory that is several times bigger, purported to claim in 1968 the entire territorial sea of Guyana by means of the Leoni Decree, which has never been withdrawn.On the military front, Venezuela’s navy in October 2013 seized the Malaysian-owned seismic research vessel, <<>>, that had been conducting surveys in a Guyanese oil concession offshore Essequibo for the US company, Anadarko Petroleum.In May 2015 when ExxonMobil officially announced a large oil find in its offshore Stabroek Block concession, Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro had unilaterally extended his country’s maritime boundary to include almost all of Guyana’s maritime space.He, however, backed down after intense pressure from the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) after it became known that his unilateral maritime demarcation had also included almost all of the Caribbean islands.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto:  Crews from both Charlie Lake and Fort St. John spent several hours fighting the fire – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca Pinkerton says he estimates the damage caused will cost several hundreds of thousands of dollars. – Advertisement -A fire at the Charlie Lake Meat Shop has caused extensive damage to the building.The fire broke out at the shop at Quigley Road and the Alaska Highway around 9:10 p.m. Saturday night.The fire was caused by a heating source for the shop’s water pump. The heating source had turned and was against the wall, says Al Pinkerton, the fire chief for the Charlie Lake Fire Department.Five trucks were called out to the scene. Three were from Charlie Lake and two were from Fort St. John.It took more than two hours to put out the fire.Advertisementlast_img read more