Nietes: We are not yet done and we want to fight the best the world has to offer

first_imgView comments During the victory press conference held in his honor Wednesday at the ABS-CBN offices in Quezon City, Nietes said seeing them (super flyweights) fight at ringside made him realize that they’re not invincible.“I think I can handle them,” said Nietes in Filipino. “I’ve seen them fight and I have an idea on how to penetrate their defenses. They’re really strong so I would need to train hard.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMichael Aldeguer, president and CEO of ALA Promotions, said they would decide on the weight most suited for Nietes in the next few weeks.ALA’s chief trainer Edito Villamor, said he and brother Edmund, would be monitoring Nietes’ training weight with conditioning trainer Nick Curson. 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Hotshots take lead MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. World champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes. Photo by Mark GiongcoIf ever he gets the go signal to move up to super flyweight, Donnie “Ahas” Nietes would like to challenge for the world title right away.Nietes, who defended his International Boxing Federation flyweight crown by knocking out Argentine Juan Carlos Reveco in the United States on Feb. 24, feels he’s ready to tangle with the heavier champions for his next fight.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “We are not yet done and we want to fight the best the world has to offer,” said Nietes.Also present were ABS-CBN S+A head Vince Rodriguez and Sports consultant Peter Musngi.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

CSIS watchdog chair lobbying for FN energy firm with links to China

first_imgPhotos of WIndtalker oil wells in Frog Lake First Nation. Source: Sichuan Rui Investment Management Ltd. websiteBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe chair of Canada’s spy agency watchdog has registered in Alberta to lobby for a First Nations energy company jointly drilling for oil on its territory with a Chinese-controlled firm.Chuck Strahl is chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) which oversees the activities of the Canadian Intelligence Security Service (CSIS) and investigates complaints against the agency.Strahl faced conflict of interest allegations this week from the NDP after the Vancouver Observer reported he registered on Dec. 6, 2013, to lobby the British Columbia government on behalf of Enbridge, which is behind the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline project to move Alberta tar sands oil to the B.C. coast.CSIS has been monitoring opposition to the pipeline project which received the green light from the National Energy Board in late December. It is up to Stephen Harper’s cabinet to give the project its final approval.The Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner said in an email to APTN National News that it found no conflict with Strahl’s work as chair of SIRC and his lobbying for Enbridge.“Based on the information he provided to the office and on any other information currently available to the office, Mr. Strahl was advised that the office had no grounds to believe that there had been a contravention,” said spokesperson Jocelyn Brisbois.A spokesperson for SIRC said Strahl would be required to step away from any SIRC discussions around CSIS activities that include Enbridge.“If there is something within that investigation in which that committee member has a conflict of interest they would withdraw from participation in committee proceedings,” said SIRC spokesperson Lindsay Jackson.The Enbridge file, however, may not be the only one that could be problematic for Strahl in his role as chair of SIRC.Strahl, who was Aboriginal Affairs minister from 2007 to 2010, registered with Alberta’s lobbyist registry on Dec. 3, 2013, to lobby for Frog Lake Energy Resources Corp. The energy firm has partnered with Chinese-financed Windtalker Energy Corp to drill for oil on Frog Lake’s territory.Sichuan Rui Investment Management Ltd. says on its website that it owns 90 per cent of Windtalker. The company was born out of a $30 million deal with Frog Lake Energy in 2010. Under the deal, Frog Lake farmed out four blocks of land to Windtalker for oil development. The two firms drilled about 30 wells since then and produce, on average, about 700 to 800 barrels per day.Frog Lake sits about 90 kilometres north of Lloydminster, Alta., and 80 km south of Cold Lake, Alta.Strahl said in an email to APTN National News that he knows “nothing about Windtalker. Never discussed them with Frog Lake Energy.” Strahl said he knows “nothing about them from my work at SIRC.”Strahl did not respond to follow up questions about his Enbridge lobbying.Chuck StrahlCSIS has expressed concerns in the recent past over China’s resource push. The agency published a paper in September 2013 that explored China’s acquisitions of resources abroad, including in Canada. The report was based on a conference hosted by CSIS and National Defence.CSIS has also investigated links between Chinese investment and First Nations. Vancouver lawyer Merle Alexander told APTN National News that he was approached by CSIS agents in 2010 and 2011 probing whether First Nations were being “manipulated” by the Chinese through their business deals.Alexander, a partner with Gowlings, said in an interview that Stahl’s position as CSIS watchdog while lobbying for a First Nations firm with Chinese links raises a lot of questions.“CSIS is looking at the relationship between First Nations and China for potential undo influences, (Strahl) works for a First Nations owned company that has relationships with China and he also has a role on an investigative body,” said Alexander. “Anyone can draw on those three things, you should be able to publicly answer to it.”According to Sichuan Rui Investment Management’s website, the seeds for the Windtalker deal found fertile ground during a meeting with a U.S.-Canada business delegation organized by the Sichuan province’s department of commerce in 2010.The meeting proved to be productive, Windtalker was born and Sichuan Rui Investment Chairman Doug Wang was named an honourary chief by Frog Lake.While Windtalker and Frog Lake Energy are separate legal entities, they jointly operate oil wells on Frog Lake’s territory. Windtalker also pays lease rentals annually to Frog Lake for use of the blocks.Windtalker’s only operations in Canada are in Frog Lake. Windtalker, however, is hoping to expand into other areas in Canada and the U.S., according to Sichuan Rui’s website.Frog Lake Energy’s CEO Joe Dion could not be reached for [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

TCI Police now linked to Global fight against online Child porn

first_imgA joint media release included other overseas territories Anguilla, the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and Bermuda.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp You can Go to our report online at and see how the IWF Reporting Portal works, Watch this short video. The IWF has created a way for citizens of the world to report on child predators through a web portal, which can be accessed through participating websites.  Statistically, the IWF positively identified 68,092 reports of child sexual abuse images or videos, which it then helped, remove from the internet. From that figure, 69% of the victims were assessed as ten years old or under; even more appalling, 1,788 victims were assessed as two or under. And worse, just over one third were category A, which is the rape or sexual torture of children.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Turks and Caicos Islands Police has joined forces with other international agencies to launch the International Watch Foundation to curtail sexual content being posted online featuring our children.  Related Items: Acting Superintendent in charge of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Unit, Mary Durham says: “Every way and means necessary to protect our children here in the Turks and Caicos Islands is of high importance.  The introduction of the reporting portal is certainly a great initiative and is impeccable as we move forward with an aim to stop child abuse images and video from surfacing on the internet.”  Police Press Officer, Kevin Clarke distributes the image and URL, for local website owners to add the feature to their websites and join the global movement which was launched yesterday, June 1st.  Clarke said: “The IWF is a not for profit organisation supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission. They search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. Then have them removed.” last_img read more

PRESS STATEMENT Delivered By The Hon Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 25, 2017 – The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands is saddened over this recent event involving the death of persons found in the waters of the Turk and Caicos Islands in what can only be described as a tragedy. We offer our condolences to the people of Haiti and the Haitian community here in these Islands.We must however use this experience to call on the Haitian community to consider seriously the risk of loss of life. This experience must remind this community of the dangerous journey between our countries. It also brings again to national dialogue the matter of human trafficking. The truth is someone profits from this dangerous voyage with reports of persons paying large sums of monies for an opportunity for the life that is sold to them. This cannot be tolerated and we as a new Government will take bold steps to address what has become a serious concern for us as a people. We reiterate the statement made by this country when we passed the anti – human trafficking laws: we will not and cannot tolerate this practice and will do what we must to ensure those engaged in this criminal activity are dealt with to the fullest extent of the law. We must also use this opportunity to speak to those living in the Turks and Caicos Islands who encourage persons to take this illegal and dangerous journey. This experience again must encourage you to reconsider your role. We have in recent years detained those who have entered illegally who have come to shore with local numbers for relatives and friends. I wish to remind you that encouragement or harboring of these illegal landings and illegal immigrants is against the laws of the land. Finally we wish for persons to take our message forward for those that are considering this journey and those that are determined to disregard the laws of the land, our new Government will take bold steps and will strengthen efforts and resources for a border protection system that will not take this issue lightly. We cannot relent into a state of hopelessness. Whilst we are saddened at this great loss of human life, measures must be put in place to protect persons from themselves, potential victims from human traffickers and our borders from breaches by illegal entrants. We join the Police in their call for assistance.  No one stands to gain in the continuance of this practice and firm policy positions will be taken and strict enforcement of the laws of these lands will follow. We must again appeal to the relatives and friends living in these Islands and in Haiti to discourage your family and friends to place value on the lives of your loved ones.All lives are precious and over the next few days we are asking for assistance to help to identify those who have lost their lives in this recent tragedy. Within the last month, our Government has recorded three illegal sloops making landfall and this issue continues to plague these Islands as already limited resources is having to be directed towards detention and repatriation costs. We will also seek to strengthen our regional and international relationships in a multi country and multi prong approach to addressing this long standing issue. We will work with the Haitian Consulate and the Governor’s Office to continue the dialogue on this issue with the newly elected Haitian Government as a matter of urgency. We will nonetheless do what we must as a country to protect our borders. On a final note, the Minister of Border Control and I visited the scene yesterday together with the Commissioner of Police and were welcomed by exhausted but committed men and women of a joint operation. Other ministerial colleagues with responsibility for disaster, health and infrastructure has also showed their support to this hardworking team. We are grateful to the members of the Joint Response Team for the dignity with which they have carried out this daunting task. Again I must call on all people to act responsibly and to respect the rights of the victims and their families. This call comes on the heel of my receiving several times over images of human bodies. Let’s be kind in this regard.Press Release: TCIG Press Office#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

San Diego County fights for Amazons second headquarters

first_img KUSI Newsroom, October 10, 2017 KUSI Newsroom Posted: October 10, 2017 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to send a letter to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos indicating a strong interest and willingness to explore possible incentives for the company if it builds its second headquarters in the region. The vote was unanimous with Supervisor Greg Cox saying the new headquarters could be built in unincorporated areas of the county. No mention was made as to what the incentives could be. Amazon’s mega-project has been a magnet for cities, states, provinces and counties that see the economic boost the online retail giant’s headquarters would bring to their localities.The company plans to spend more than $5 billion on what it calls HQ2, which would provide 50,000 new high-paying jobs and support thousands of construction and other related positions. That’s about 15,000 more jobs than the region’s life sciences industry, a key economic sector, according to a county staff report. Amazon already has a large presence in San Diego after leasing more than 100,000 square feet of office space in University City. But San Diego has stiff competition in the bidding war. New Jersey is working on legislation that would provide $5 billion in tax breaks and the City Council in Stonecrest, Georgia, near Atlanta, voted to de-annex 345 acres of land and call it the city of Amazon if the company moves in. Los Angeles and Irvine have expressed interest as well. The local bid is being coordinated by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. Amazon is expected to announce a winner next year.  San Diego County fights for Amazon’s second headquarters Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more