#JaVotes2016: Brown Burke accuses JLP supporters of intimidation

first_imgPeople’s National Party (PNP) vice president Angela Brown Burke has claimed that PNP indoor agents at the Mountain View Primary School, in the constituency of St Andrew Eastern were chased away by gunmen. Brown Burke told The Gleaner that she had gone to the centre to oversee a change-over of indoor agents when they were accosted and intimidated by gunmen. She said she has reported the incident to the police and the Electoral Office of Jamaica. The superintendent of police in charge at the polling division said he had received no reports of intimidation.last_img

Pacquiao launches bid to unearth Chinese boxing stars

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments 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 Kerr: Stephen Curry injury ‘a good thing for our team’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Famed boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines speaks to the media during a press conference with Jeff Horn of Australia in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao hopes to unearth the next Chinese world champion and help grow the sport with an academy in the largely untapped country.The 38-year-old, who controversially lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn in July, was in Beijing this week.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson He and Chinese sports-development firm Dancing Sports held a signing ceremony that included plans to build a Manny Pacquiao International Boxing Academy in the capital, the company said.Zhou Wenxin, chairman of Dancing Sports, said their tie-up would deepen Chinese-Philippine relations in boxing and beyond.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe academy will draft in coaches from abroad to help develop Chinese boxing, which has never had a truly world-class fighter. There is no public timeline for when it will be built.China’s most famous boxer, Zou Shiming, lost his WBO flyweight belt when he was knocked out by Japan’s unfancied Sho Kimura in his first defence in July. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. When Pacquiao’s plans for China were first announced in 2014, he said that he believed the partnership could help thaw frosty ties between the Philippines and China, who were engaged in a territorial maritime dispute in the South China Sea.Relations have since improved considerably under current Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.At the time, Pacquiao defended the decision to open a boxing academy in China instead of his own country.“In the Philippines we don’t have a problem (producing good boxers),” said Pacquiao, a hero in his home country and also a senator.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Steve McClaren ‘very disappointed’ over Derby County axe – ‘I wanted to stay!’

first_img Axed Derby County boss Steve McClaren 1 Steve McClaren has said he is “very disappointed” with Derby County over their decision to sack him as manager and insists he had no intention to leave the club.The Rams announced McClaren’s departure as boss on Monday evening, having overseen a dreadful end-of-season slump which saw them fall from promotion contenders to finishing outside the play-off places.The news was widely expected given their dreadful close to the Championship campaign, along with the manager’s links to the Newcastle job earlier this season.However, McClaren issued a statement in response to his axe, in which he insisted he was not considering leaving for another club and very much wanted to remain in charge of the Rams.“I’m very disappointed with the decision, especially as I have on three occasions reiterated my commitment to Derby County Football Club,” the former England boss said.“The club means a huge amount to me, and I was not looking to leave.“While we were all unhappy with the way the season ended, I still believe real progress was being made.“After taking over a side that was in 14th place at the end of September 2013, we had a fantastic run through to the play-off final last year.“Despite the bitter blow of losing in the manner we did at Wembley, the side bounced back and we enjoyed an excellent run until the last two months of the season when we were hit by injuries to key players.“That was the major reason we were not able to maintain our promotion push.“I do not believe or accept that rumours linking me to the Newcastle United job were a factor in the team’s performances this year, as had been alleged.“Attendances were up to the highest average for a season since the team was in the Premier League, and the largest in the Championship during the past season.“I wanted to remain with the club and was confident in leading the side to a successful season next year.“However, I have to accept the club’s owner, Mel Morris, wants to take a new direction.“I’d like to thank Chief Executive Sam Rush for giving me the opportunity at Derby and the staff and players for their loyalty and efforts.“Importantly I would also like to pay tribute to all Derby supporters for their outstanding support over the past two seasons.“While I look for a new managerial challenge, I’d like to wish everyone at the club and the supporters every success in the future.”last_img read more