The Charity AwardsCivil Society’s The Charity Awards take place on 7 June this year with entries having opened on 1 December. There are ten categories, which recognise exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity and include a Grantmaking & Funding category. The shortlist for this year’s awards will be announced on 9 May. Third Sector Excellence AwardsCategories for the Third Sector Excellence Awards include Charity of the Year, Fundraising Campaign, Fundraising Event, and Big Impact Award and Early bird deadline is 3 May with the final chance to enter Thursday 7 June. Winners will be announced at the annual ceremony on Thursday 20 September. The entry fees vary according to the charity’s turnover. IoF Yorkshire and Humber Fundraising AwardsNominations for the IoF Yorkshire and Humber Fundraising Awards are now open, and ask charities to nominate a truly exceptional fundraiser or fundraising team working in the region. The deadline for nominations is 4 May, with the award ceremony taking place on the evening of the first day of the annual conference in York on 10 May.The awards are free to enter and nominations are sought for:Best NewcomerFundraiser of the YearFundraising Team of the YearFundraising Leader of the Year The IoF National Fundraising AwardsThe shortlist for the National Fundraising Awards was announced last week, with the award ceremony taking place during the National Fundraising Convention, on 2 July. The awards opened for entries in January this year, with the introduction of a new category: Best Donor Experience. Fundraising awards round up AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 30 April 2018 | News 163 total views, 1 views today 164 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 IoF Insight in Fundraising AwardsThe Insight in Fundraising Awards celebrate excellence use of data and insight, and had an April closing date for entries. The winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner in June. This year its awards categories were divided into three sections: Technical Expertise, Use of Insight in Fundraising Disciplines, and Insight at Work. Charity Times AwardsThe Charity Times Awards celebrate best practice and close for entries on 7 June. They have a whopping 27 categories including Fundraising Team of the Year and Fundraising Technology. ONES TO WATCHNorth East Charity AwardsThe Newcastle Chronicle’s The Journal and The Gazette have just announced that they are launching the North East Charity Awards for fourth year in 2018. The Awards are designed to recognise the hard work and innovative thinking by local charities and individual fundraisers, whilst also celebrating the local businesses and employees who support their work. Last year entries closed in August. Tagged with: Awards IMMINENTIoF Scottish Fundraising AwardsThe Institute of Fundraising Scotland’s Scottish Fundraising Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate and reward fundraising achievements across Scotland and the UK.The nomination categories for this year’s Scottish Fundraising Awards are:Fundraiser of the YearFundraising Excellence AwardBest Individual Giving CampaignBest Marketing and Communications CampaignBest Partner Relationship (Corporate, Trust or Major Donor)Best Use of Event or Community Fundraising InitiativeVoluntary Fundraising Group of the YearVolunteer Fundraiser of the YearThis year, the awards are particularly encouraging people in a senior position to consider nominating team members/colleagues for Fundraiser of the Year and the Fundraising Excellence Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is 5pm on the 29 June. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The closing dates may have passed for this year’s IoF National Awards, the IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards, and The Charity Awards, among others, but there is still a plethora of awards coming up in the fundraising calendar. Here’s a round-up of opportunities available in the next two months, as well as other awards with fundraising categories to plan for. Hays NI Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland AwardsThe Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland is calling for nominations for its annual Fundraising Awards, taking place in Belfast on Tuesday 5 June 2018.Categories:Fundraising Event of the Year.Fundraising Campaign of the Year.Fundraising Partnership of the Year.Fundraising Team of the Year.The Bryan Walliker Fundraising Volunteer of the Year.Young Fundraising Volunteer of the Year.The Hays NI Institute of Fundraising Awards are open to all individuals and fundraising teams across Northern Ireland with deadline for nominations of Friday 18 May. Winners from each category will be announced at the Hays NI IoF Northern Ireland Awards luncheon, which is being held at the Belfast Harbour Commissioners Office. Advertisement
Getting the Shaft: The Plight of the Local Coal MinerBy Wes YorkIt’s no secret that the coal industry in the Tri-State, operating in what’s known as the Illinois Basin, has been hit hard in recent years by a culmination of factors, ranging from the competition of natural gas in energy production, to tougher environmental regulations enacted in Washington.Almost everyone in the region has been impacted, either directly or indirectly, by coal production cuts and/or mine worker layoffs, which have been increasing at a steady rate since market conditions began to deteriorate. To reference one such situation affecting the industry in the region, on January 19, 2016 the Vigo Coal Company of Evansville, Indiana announced that it would be laying off 66 workers from its mines in Mt. Carmel, Illinois and Boonville, Indiana, and from its corporate office in Evansville, Indiana. In another case, as recently as February 6th, 2016 Alliance Resource Partners LP stated that it planned on laying off around 200 employees from its mine in Hamilton County, Illinois and another 75 workers from its mines in White County, Illinois. In addition, Alliance plans to cease production at the Elk Creek Mine in Kentucky in the first quarter of 2016, and lay off more miners in other locations throughout Kentucky. The layoffs continue across the heartland. Prolonged abysmal market conditions have resulted in substantial cuts in operating expenses on the part of coal producers, and the result has left many dedicated, hard working local coal miners searching for a new way to support their families.The human toll is high, and while economically devastating, the recent layoffs are understood and accepted as one of the unfortunate ways producers weather downturns in the market and ensure that they will survive to provide the prospect of future employment to individuals and communities. What is less understood and accepted is the manner in which these miners, who have selflessly dedicated their health, and in many cases, their lives, to the coal industry have been betrayed by producers looking to protect corporate financial interests in the face of uncertainty.The previously mentioned, Alliance Resource Partners LP has been the focus of allegations of misconduct as of late. In early March of 2016 a federal class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of former employee of Hamilton County Mine No. 1, Carl Leeper of Ziegler, Illinois, alleging that Alliance had failed to provide adequate notice to employees of the their termination, which became effective February 6, 2016. The plaintiff contends that the sudden “mass layoff” was a violation of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) by Alliance. Under the provisions of the WARN Act, the terminating employer must give employees a 60 day advance notice of their unemployment to allow the workers being terminated time to seek out new employment and determine eligibility for alternative health insurance programs. In fact, the class action filed on Leeper’s behalf states that Alliance officials, while aware the layoffs were imminent at the mine, knowingly denounced rumors of the layoffs when questioned by mine employees on February 2, 2016 in an effort to appease the concerns of the miners. The class action alleges that the nearly 200 plaintiffs in the lawsuit were ultimately given less than 24 hours notice of their layoff.Furthermore, the details surrounding the terms of the layoffs are rather opaque. In Leeper’s termination notice, which was submitted with the lawsuit, the nature of the layoff was stated as temporary, however the notice also indicated that Leeper was no longer employed at the mine and that many of his benefits ended the date of his termination on February 6. The termination notice goes on further to state that Leeper could return to work at the mine on August 1, 2016 as an “at-will” employee, however the lawsuit alleges that he and other employees were told by a company manager that they would be required to reapply, undergo interviews, and that there was no guarantee of reassuming their former job, and no guarantee of employment at all. In a press release announcing the lawsuit, Leeper references an oppressive and vindictive corporate environment as his reason for filing the class action on the behalf of his fellow coworkers. “A lot of people can’t stand up to Alliance Coal because it’s no secret they would blackball us out of any future mining jobs,” he is quoted as stating in the release issued by the plaintiffs’ counsel, law firm Goldenberg, Heller, and Antognoli of Edwardsville, Illinois. “When I saw the fear in my co-worker’s eye wondering how he was going to get his young son the medical treatment he needed and what it means if he can’t, I stopped caring how big Alliance Coal is and decided I would stand up to them on behalf of Southern Illinois.”The next case of systemic corporate misconduct we will examine is that involving the former Squaw Creek Mine in Warrick County, Indiana, located just 7.5 miles west of Boonville, Indiana, and the Patriot Coal Corporation. Presently known as the Liberty Coal Mine and under the operations of the aforementioned Vigo Coal Company, the Squaw Creek Mine was once a joint venture owned by the Peabody Energy Company and Alcoa Inc. up until 2007 when, thanks to some creative financial engineering on the part of Peabody and Alcoa, Patriot Coal was created. Under the auspices of their union contract with Peabody Energy, miners who had worked at Squaw Creek for a period of 20 years or more were entitled to a pension and to lifetime health benefits once they reached the age of 55. The health insurance benefits extended to the miners were of extreme importance due to the extensive healthcare costs some of the miners have incurred in retirement due to respiratory problems, and in some cases, rare forms of cancer thought to be caused by exposure the toxic materials miners were subjected to while working there. However, with the creation of Patriot Coal in 2007, the 208 miners formerly employed by the joint venture would soon realize that those lifelong healthcare benefits that they had been promised by Peabody and Alcoa were in jeopardy.In the 2007 agreement between Peabody and Alcoa, Alcoa agreed to assume the healthcare obligation of the former miners of Squaw Creek, while Peabody transferred what remained of its joint venture with Alcoa to Heritage Coal, a subsidiary of the entity founded by Peabody in October of 2007, Patriot Coal. Over the course of the next five years, Peabody would begin the process of burdening Patriot Coal with a slew of massive liabilities, including about 40 percent of its total overall healthcare liabilities owed to miners throughout the company, until in 2013 Patriot collapsed under massive debt and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In the process of restructuring Patriot’s debt, it reached an agreement with the mine workers union to reassume the prior healthcare obligations it owed to Peabody’s 11,000 retirees, with Patriot committing $310 million to that cause (keep in mind the Squaw Creek obligations were still being paid by Alcoa). Patriot also received an undisclosed investment stake from a New York based hedge fund known as Knighthead Capital Management during the 2013 Chapter 11 proceedings.Ultimately, the efforts to keep Patriot solvent proved futile, and again in May of 2015 it filed for bankruptcy. This time, however, Patriot had no interest in renegotiating the healthcare benefits it had promised to the Squaw Creek retirees. During the 2015 bankruptcy proceedings, Patriot reached an agreement with Alcoa to receive a $22 million payment from the former Squaw Creek partner, of which the majority would be allocated to paying the legal fees incurred during its second bankruptcy. Of the $22 million, only $4 million would be allocated to retiree benefits. Under the agreement reached by the two former partners of the Squaw Creek Mine, the healthcare obligations owed to the former employees of the Squaw Creek Mine would be added to the larger pool of retirees covered under the 2013 agreement between Patriot and the United Mine Workers union.The former workers in that pool currently receive health insurance from the union supervised Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association, but the $4 million contributed by Patriot to the fund will only cover about 18 months worth of benefits for the 208 Squaw Creek miners. Furthermore, the already stressed fund is expected to be completely depleted in less than 10 years, offering little reassurance to the former miners that the benefits they were promised by Peabody Energy are safe.Both of the aforementioned cases exemplify corporate greed and shed light on the exploitation that coal miners have endured since the birth of the coal industry in America. While it can be argued that operating a commodity based business, or any business for that matter, in a free market society sometimes warrants drastic measures to ensure the survival of said business when market conditions deteriorate, the tactics of the corporations in these cases, and the disregard with which they have treated their employees, is void of dignity, and morally reprehensible. Coal miners risk their lives and health on a daily basis to ensure that their families are provided for, and to ensure that America has an affordable source of power. In the tri-state region they are more than just another time card, they are our fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, sisters, and brothers. We cannot allow this inhumane treatment to be accepted in any sector of corporate America, or eventually we will all be subjugated to it.FOOTNOTE: This letter was posted without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Lindenhurst man was arrested for drunken driving the wrong way on the Southern State Parkway following a hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning, New York State police said.Leston Douglas was driving his Toyota Camry eastbound in the westbound lanes of the parkway when he struck a vehicle east of Route 110 in Farmingdale and fled the scene at 5:25 a.m., police said.The 25-year-old suspect was apprehended shortly later when Troopers found him to be under the influence of alcohol, police said. There were no reported injuries.Douglas was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, driving the wrong way and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.He will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.
Sunday’s game throws-in at 12 noon and will be broadcast live here on Tipp FM in association with Supermacs Tipperary Town Plaza Having won the title in 2012 Tipp head into to Sunday’s final eager to gain revenge for their defeat at the hands of the Kingdom at the semi-final stages last year.Tipp are guaranteed a place in the All Ireland quarter-finals against either the winner or loser of the Connacht championship.Manager Charlie McGeever knows heading to Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney will be a tough challenge but says a Munster final is what you aim for at the start of the campaign.
They call it prosociality or altruism. They know it exists. They admire it. They just can’t evolve it.The following hinges on the reputation of Keith Jensen (U of Manchester Health Sciences), who wrote a primer for Current Biology on the subject of Prosociality. His evolutionary view seems in line with previous papers reviewed here; to the degree his article represents current evolutionary thinking, then certain conclusions can be drawn about Darwinian explanations for this uniquely human trait: helping others at high cost to oneself, with no apparent benefit in personal fitness or survival.Animals may self-sacrifice, but they do it for the local population (the beehive, the herd). Why would a medical missionary cross the world to give sight or walking ability to people he or she doesn’t know? The ultimate is giving one’s life for another. Why would a soldier throw himself on a grenade to save buddies that are not his relatives? How does that score fitness-wise? Humans also care for other animals and for the whole biosphere. They will devote their lives to the study and care of endangered species that cannot possibly benefit them. Jensen does his best to approach human prosociality in the Darwinian terms of fitness, but comes up empty.Whether animals other than humans are prosocial is a topic of debate. Examples from observed behaviours in nature are tantalising. However, the question is whether the effects on others are intended. Animals have to be able to recognise a need in others and the ways to help others achieve those goals. And they have to be motivated to see those goals fulfilled. Additionally, for helping behaviours, the animals should recognise intentions in others, that other individuals have goals. A squirrel dropping a nut on the forest floor does not intend that the hedgehog underneath eat it, it is not motivated to act on the hedgehog’s behalf, and it is unlikely to derive satisfaction from the hedgehog’s good fortune.The great apes provide the acid test for Darwinian origins of prosociality. There, too, the evidence is lacking. Researchers hoping to see tantalizing hints of prosociality can easily anthropomorphize the apes, reading things into their behavior that they have planted with reward cues. Apes will groom each other, a behavior known as direct reciprocity, but that’s not prosociality per se. The best experiments and the best observations in the wild fail to see true unselfish behavior.When faced between a prosocial outcome and a spiteful one (namely by pulling food away from a partner) there is again no preference. Evidence for sharing in chimpanzees and other great apes is scant….While evidence for prosociality in chimpanzees has not been robust, other, perhaps less competitive species might be better candidates. Yet, to date, there has been no clear evidence for prosociality in experiments on bonobos, the more socially tolerant of the two Pan species.For humans, prosocial behavior seems innate, even for children. How is this unprecedented leap in behavior to be explained within a Darwinian paradigm? Evolutionists look to mutation and natural selection to explain everything. Those causes seem to fail here. The best that Jensen seems to come up with in the end is bootstrapping from cooperation to altruism. Jensen ends with no solution. Prosociality appears uniquely human:Humans, while not always prosocial, have a concern for the welfare of others. Other species, while sometimes acting for the benefit of others, may not rely on homologous mechanisms. The intention to help others, with an understanding of the consequences of the actions and the means to identify with the needs of others, may be uniquely human. While our closest living relatives can recognise something of the intentions of others, they do not appear to care so much. If so, it is possible that direct reciprocity springs from a concern for the welfare of others, and that motivational rather than cognitive factors account for the limited evidence for reciprocal altruism in other animals. Prosociality will have evolved from mechanisms seen in other species — perhaps emotional contagion, parental attachment or ownership — but somewhere after the split from Pan, a concern for the welfare of others, including non-kin, allowed for our species to engage in large-scale cooperation. So, while intuitively obvious, prosociality is not as widespread as one would expect and is surprisingly difficult to distinguish from look-alikes.Intention, concern, welfare, understanding, caring — these are words indicative of personhood. Jensen remains convinced that prosociality “evolved from mechanisms” that are blind, uncaring, and undirected. But he cannot find evidence for that conviction. Would a mechanistic process lead him to care enough to write about it?You might enjoy reading Doug Axe’s new book Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed. Given that Axe is a staff researcher with the Discovery Institute’s Biologic Institute, it is classified as an intelligent design book. But this time, Axe does not shrink away from mentioning God. Axe’s approach is all the more powerful because, as a biochemist, he first cogently undermines the Darwinian mechanism of any power to create. Darwinism is demolished before he even begins to consider the logical alternative.While the book doesn’t preach or promote a Biblical view of God, Axe testifies to being a Christian. What we want to point out here, though, is his emphasis on personhood as a human distinctive. Persons intend. Persons care. Persons understand. Persons create. Axe envisions a new generation of scientists unshackled from the raw materialism that cannot explain a protein, let alone a prosocial human. A return to personhood may be the key to opening up conversations long quenched by materialists. It’s about time. You can see it for yourself above; when it comes to things nearest and dearest to our hearts, the Darwinian materialists are bankrupt. (Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois One of the sessions at today’s RWW Real-Time Web Summit examined how we can use the real-time Web to connect people. This session, led by Aardvark’s Damon Horowitz, delved into some of the questions that remain to be answered about this aspect of the move towards the real-time Web. One of the most interesting aspects of this discussion focused on how companies can connect the right people to each other in real time.Rate the Answer, Not the Person Who AnswersSpecifically, some audience members wondered if services like Aardvark need some kind of explicit quality score to give users a better idea how good a certain user’s answers typically are, so that they can feel comfortable with the connection they have just made. Currently, while Aardvark looks at some of this data, the company doesn’t surface any of this, and Horowitz argued that there really isn’t a reason to start doing so. Horowitz argues that Aardvark wants to create an intimate experience and that its users are mostly interested in the quality of the answer they have just received, not the quality of the answers that a user posted before.Creating a Friendly Atmosphere on the Real-Time Web In addition, because Aardvark provides a very intimate one-to-one experience, users tend to be rather cordial, and this intimate connection (as well as Aardvark’s friendly style of initiating conversations) means that users who do answer questions generally try to give the best possible answer. Internally, Aardvark looks at various signals when deciding which users to connect, including how users reacted to previous answers; though the company doesn’t currently surface this data explicitly.Learning from Dating SitesOther companies, of course, have faced similar questions before. Online dating services like eHarmony, for example, have worked on matching people for years. Dating services had to find ways to make users comfortable with the decisions they made; and while people took some time to get comfortable with the idea, eHarmony and Match.com are now mainstream services. For now, though, none of these services is connecting people in real time, which might actually open up some new business opportunities for startups. Companies entering this space will have to expect some initial resistance from users. While they will obviously have to create appropriate interfaces and educate their users, creating a situation in which users can trust the connections these companies initiate for them is one of the most important challenges these new services face. Tags:#Real-Time Web#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Even a month after drifting and running aground, MV Nu-Shi Nalini, an unmanned chemical tanker carrying 2,400 metric tons of naphtha at Goa is yet to be drained and salvaged. The ship had run aground on October 24 during Cyclone Kyarr and has missed several deadlines on draining out the naphtha and refloating the vessel, set by the State government over the past month. The 144-metre chemical tanker MV Nu-Shi Nalini ran aground on a rocky shelf. The vessel is approximately 800 metres away from Dona Paula, a popular tourist spot near Panaji. Besides naphtha, MV Nu-Shi Nalini also contains 50 tonnes of heavy oil and 19 tonnes of diesel. Initial salvage operations suffered a setback on October 30, when a generator, brought in for pumping out the cargo of naphtha and other fuel on board from the vessel, had to be jettisoned into the Arabian Sea due to bad weather.The Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) has notified that an e-auction to dispose the approximately 2,400 metric tonnes of naphtha will be conducted on November 29. MSTC Ltd will conduct the auction. The MSTC e-tender notice terms the naphtha as ‘contaminated.’Those firms intending to participate in the e-auction have to deposit a pre-bid Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of ₹10 lakh (for Indian bidders) and $14,500 (foreign bidders) on November 28. Multiple surveys done in the nearly four weeks that the vessel has been grounded off the Marivel beach near Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula, had revealed that a significant portion of the naphtha cargo was intact. Marine Masters, a Netherland-based salvage company, has been appointed to salvage Nu-Shi Nalini and the naphtha cargo in its storage tanks. The company is still in the process of shipping in the equipment needed for the operation. A five-member committee appointed under Director General of Shipping will be monitoring the operation. As per the terms of the work order drawn up by the Director General Shipping, Marine Masters is tasked with either refloating and then towing the ship to MPT followed by discharge of cargo or discharge the naphtha at the spot where it is grounded. Goa Ports Minister Michael Lobo said that the matter is serious and needs to be dealt with accordingly. “The salvager company will have to refloat the ship before tugging it away into the sea,” he said. Mr. Lobo blamed MPT for the ship drifting and said a probe by the district collectorate could be instituted after salvage operations are complete.“MPT could have refused to allow the ship to enter the port. How did they allow the ship without engine? This is not the right time for an investigation. This is the time to salvage the ship. I will ask district collector to probe it later,” the minister said.
LATEST STORIES The fighting Filipino senator tried to take everything in good humor, but his handlers seethed and claimed Thurman would be readily silenced and crushed inside the ring.Pacquiao later lost his cool and cried he would make Thurman eat his words. This came after Thurman insulted Pacquiao by saying the eight-division world champion has the arms of a “T-Rex dinosaur.”Did Thurman like to picture Pacquiao as monster or a dummy?Anyway, Thurman continued to rant and protest, saying it was improper for him to be the “B” side in the rivalry against Pacquiao.Of course, it’s time Thurman must be told that, despite his unbeaten record, he’s checking into the Pacquiao fight with practically nothing solid to show.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ He showed up at the press conference grossly overweight.As for their respective last fights, Pacquiao had a great flashy showing against Adrien Broner.Thurman? He was an eye sore, dull, slow, predictable and nearly got KO’d by the gross underdog Josesito Lopez.In the New York press con, Thurman showed up in street attire, sneakers, with a heavy gold chain around his neck. He looked shallow, cheap.Pacquiao, 40, was fresh and dignified in a blue suit.He loomed regal, the certified “A” side against the the comebacking patched-up Thurman.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Pacquiao is also WBA welterweight champion and, for the record, has been content being tagged “regular” or secondary champion, the underdog.There’s no clear label for the July 20 bout in Las Vegas, but the result should readily establish the definite supreme WBA welterweight ruler.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMeanwhile, Thurman, has not relented in pushing Pacquiao around with trashy verbal blows.He said he would retire Pacquiao by making him disappear. Not content, Thurman barked he would CRUCIFY Pacquiao. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Welterweight boxing champion Keith Thurman, 30, roared in protest after being tagged the “B” side fighter in his July 20 showdown with Manny Pacquiao.Thurman, 29-0, 22 KOs, has always felt superior and supreme since being elevated as WBA “super” welterweight champion.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:35Manny Pacquiao compares ‘heavy-handed’ Keith Thurman to Antonio Margarito01:40Keith Thurman says it’s ‘game over’ for Manny Pacquiao02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess UAAP stars turn back NCAA counterparts Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments
Liverpool striker Salah named Caf African Football Player of the Yearby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been named Caf African Football Player of the Year for the second time in a row.Salah saw off competition from Reds teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to scoop the award yet again.Salah enjoyed a stellar 2018 as he led the goalscoring charts at home and in Europe.He netted 44 times in all competitions last season.And Salah’s fine form saw Liverpool end up in the Champions League final, which they lost to Real Madrid.Salah also represented Egypt at their first-ever World Cup in Russia. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Real Madrid fancy De Bruyne as Hazard alternativeby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are planning a move for Manchester City attacker Kevin de Bruyne.Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, speaking on El Chiringuito, has revealed Real have De Bruyne under consideration as an alternative to Chelsea ace Eden Hazard.And adding to the story, Inda says Real intend to use Isco as a makeweight in negotiations.He said, “Madrid are going to try to put Isco in the operation for Hazard or in a possible operation with De Bruyne. “In the Bernabéu they say that he is not to be sold. “(But) the hard core of the locker room is not with Isco because they consider that he is loose and out of shape. In addition, they have seen the rudeness to the coach, although they liked it when he asked for forgiveness. “Real Madrid now wants to keep things in house because it knows that he is an asset of the club and his price can drop if it affects public opinion.”