Bohol’s Magsayo defends WBO international featherweight crown vs Hayashi

first_imgView comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Hayashi, 30, of Nagoya, Japan, put up a sturdy defense in the first two rounds, but Magsayo unleashed his punch on the third round.Magsayo, also called Magnifico, connected with heavy blows to the face and body of Hayashi whose defense started to wane through the following rounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneDuring the fifth and sixth rounds, Hayashi regained composure although his face started to slightly swell in the fourth round. However, Magsayo’s punch caught Hayashi by surprise that he continued to hit him.Magsayo has remained undefeated, improving his record to 18-0 with 13 knockouts. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Magsayo revealed that he wants to fight for a title elimination bout Joseph Diaz Jr of the United States to earn a shot at WBO world featherweight champion Oscar Valdez of Mexico.Magsayo is ranked No.2 in the WBO featherweight division while Diaz Jr is the current top contender.The last Pinoy Pride in Bohol with an estimated 30,000 crowd was in November 2005 when Rey ‘Boom-Boom’ Bautista was defeated by his opponent.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READ Yahashi sports a record of 30 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw with 18 stoppages. He was the former Japanese featherweight champion. He last fought Markquil Salvana of the Philippines on Sept. 3 in Kariya, Japan, where he stopped the Gensan native in the 4th round.Hayashi had previously told media that if he lost to Magsayo it would be his last boxing career.“Masaya ako. Daghang salamat sa taga-Bohol. Sa naga suporta nako daghang salamat (I am overwhelmed. Thank you Boholanos. Thank you to all my supporters),” said Magsayo after the fight.He also thanked Hayashi for a good fight.“Salamat kalaban at binigyan mo ako ng 12 rounds pero nakaya din kita (Thank you to my opponent for reaching 12 rounds but I was able to win),” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala says ‘I did not intend to hit or hurt’ Nieto Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo. FACEBOOK PHOTOTAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol — ALA Gym’s undefeated Jessel Mark Araula Magsayo has defended his WBO International Featherweight title against Japanese challenger Shota Hayashi during the main event of Pinoy Pride 43: The Battle in Bohol on Saturday night.The 22-year-old Magsayo (18-0, 13 KOs), who was fighting in front of his home folks had his hands full against Hayashi (30-6, 18 KOs) who made a gallant stand against the hometown favorite, but all three judges scored the 12-round title bout 116-112 in favor of the Boholano.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

MYS Denies LAFASA Claim of Sabotage

first_imgThe office of the Deputy Sports Minister Henry Yonton has refuted allegations by the Liberia Amputee Football Federation and Sport Association (LAFASA) that the ministry worked against Amputee Lone Star’s participation in the Amputee World Cup that comes on next month in Mexico.LAFASA president Cooper Melvin Gotteh, in an interview with the Daily Observer recently pointed accusing fingers at the Deputy Minister for Sports for poor handling of the association’s trip for an international friendly in the United States as well as the tournament proper in Mexico. Mr. Gotteh also wrote Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe and the chairman on the Committees on Youth and Sports in both Houses of the National Legislature against Minister Yonton’s role in their failure to travel for the matches as well as the packing of the amputee bus.The Chief of Office Staff of the Deputy Sports Minister, Mr. Bryant McGill and the Director of the Bureau of Sports Navarro M. Saykie, Sr., told the Daily Observer yesterday said that they were utterly taken aback upon the allegations by LAFASA Secretary General, Samuel Solomon Eastman III and Cooper Melvin Gotteh.They said as part of the ministry’s mandate, which among other things provide annual subsidies to federations licensed and de-licensed, regulate and coordinate their activities and does not work against association’s interest.The prevailing state of affairs in the wake of the EBOLA outbreak, they said the government’s primary focus is to fight the EBOLA epidemic and therefore all other activities of the ministry remain secondary but does not mean that the bureau works against any federation.They said: “We are aware that the bus was presented to enhance the movements of the amputee by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf but it is in no way suggests that the bus can’t be regulated if it is established that it’s being used incorrectly.”They said if some aggrieved Amputees complained that the bus is not being used for its intended purpose and the bureau investigates the complaint and suggests that the bus be parked while an investigation into the matter is conducted there should be an y wrong in that.Meanwhile, the Sports Bureau is urging LAFASA leadership to stop going to media houses to express their sentiments but must contact the ministry for further cooperation.The Sports Bureau said they remains grateful for the amazing strides the federation has brought to Liberia on the local and international scenes.“Technically, the bureau has sought to provide under the supervision of the Deputy Minister of Sports a functional and a well coordinated system,” Saykie said.Assistant Minister for Sports, Murvee Gray in a brief telephone interview yesterday called on the leadership of LAFASA to dialogue with the ministry to curb any misunderstanding.Minister Gray, the longest serving senior official at the Sports Ministry intoned that the Amputee Lone Star is owned by the Liberian people so it is the responsibility of the Ministry to take charge and work with the Association.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Force’s record run in jeopardy

first_imgHis son-in-law leads the class. Robert Hight’s Thursday run of 4.693 seconds at 326.79 mph held up despite hard charges by Gary Scelzi and Scott Kalitta. Not since the 1987 World Finals, over the same Fairplex quarter-mile, has Force stood on the sidelines during Sunday’s final eliminations. By comparison, the second-longest active streak is 160 by Doug Kalitta, who last failed to qualify at the 2000 Winternationals. With a 40 percent chance of showers today, Force didn’t sound upset that he may not get in the field. “I’ll take my spanking and go home,” he said. “I’m upside down over this. We need to find out what’s wrong. All I know is that we’re dropping cylinders. “But if ever there was a time not to start, this is the day.” POMONA – One day after proudly watching his daughter withstand the pressure of the drag racing world, John Force faced another dilemma. Will his record streak of 392 consecutive NHRA starts survive? Force, the 14-time Funny Car champion, stands outside the top 16 looking in and wonders if the clouds that hovered over Pomona Raceway on Friday will unload today. After half of the four scheduled qualifying runs for the season-opening Winternationals, Force is almost a quarter of a second too slow. center_img It was a reference to the other three John Force Racing Mustangs that are in the top 16. In addition to Hight, Eric Medlen is fifth and Ashley Force, the champ’s 24-year-old daughter making her professional debut, is 12th. “This is not working out the way I planned,” Force said. “But this is the next generation of racing. I’m very proud of Robert.” Hight’s time on Friday fell off dramatically from a day earlier, and he attributed it to the new combination in the car. “Today it was just too aggressive,” Hight said. “It shook the tires. But we’re still number one. Eric is solidly in the show and John can still get it. “He’s been asking Ashley what to do.” Ashley also failed to improve on her initial run of 4.810 and dropped from sixth to 12th. “We wanted to step it up,” she said. “We didn’t know if the .81 would hold. If it rains, we’re in. You don’t want to get too greedy, but you don’t want not to get greedy enough and miss the boat.” Scelzi jumped to second with a run of 4.726 at 328.54, and Scott Kalitta also improved with his 4.741 run. (909) 386-3865 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgGrease certainly is the word in Letterkenny! That’s because the movie of the same name will be shown at Century Cinemas to what promises to be a very special audience.The movie will be a fundraiser for St. Eunan’s College. The date is Thursday, April 30th, the time is 8.30pm and tickets are just €5.Dress up optional but you may well stand out if you don’t!Please call 086 8306154 if any Pink Ladies or T Birds are interested in tickets!GREASE IS THE WORD FOR ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE FUNDRAISER was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Century CinemasfundraiserletterkennySt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps supporters have slammed Roddy Collins for his controversial comments in which he said the League of Ireland would be better off without the Donegal side in it. Harps fans were left furious after Collins suggested they should be sacrificed for the greater good of the league.Collins called on the FAI hierarchy to make the unpopular decisions and remove some teams from the League of Ireland in order to improve the standard. He conceded Harps had a fine tradition and despite their fine start to the season doesn’t believe they can ever be big enough to truly be a beneficial entity to the League of Ireland.As you’d expect Harps fans were fuming and had their say as social media went into meltdown over the claims.One Harps fan likened Roddy Collins to the social pariah that is Katie Hopkins.Harps fanatic Nigel Hegarty told Donegal Daily, “The man is a toxin. “Simply expecting clubs to relinquish years and years of history for the sake of strengthening other clubs, and most importantly rivals clubs, is absolute madness. “I’d love to see him suggest the same to Man United or Man City fans to simply give up supporting their club and go off and support their rivals all for the better of a league.Naoise O’Fearghail said, He’s a d***head and will continue to be as long as people give him air time and attention.He is the LOI’s Katie Hopkins.Perhaps the best summary of the illogical and bizarre suggestions made by Collins was delivered by lifelong Finn Harps Rodney Dullaghan who said, “Collins record speaks for itself. He relegated Shamrock Rovers for the first and only time in their history.“He managed Dublin City and Monaghan United and put both out of senior football with his spending. “He applied for the Harps job one time and said that if he was given a million quid he would take Harps into the Champions League.“He was only in Derry a few months and nearly destroyed them, spending a load of money on average players, none of whom were retained when he was given the boot.“His son, who is an average player at best has played for 3 clubs in the LOI. Athlone, Monaghan and Derry. Roddy made him his first signing at each of those three clubs.“He isn’t playing for anyone now that his father is out of work. “The header constantly slags off the league in his newspaper column but then applies for every job going.“Thankfully most clubs have the good sense not to touch him with barge pole.Well said Rodney.When contacted for a comment regarding the Collins article Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan was unavailable.He’s presumably too busy plotting to keep Harps on track for promotion back to the top flight.FINN HARPS FANS COMPARE RODDY COLLINS TO KATIE HOPKINS was last modified: April 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:finn harpsnewsRoddy CollinsSportlast_img read more

Klay Thompson explains how high school coach molded his game

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOnce they step onto the podium, Klay Thompson and Jerry DeBusk can take their speech in a number of directions.With the two honoring each other at the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards on Wednesday night in San Francisco, DeBusk and Thompson can focus on the 2008 state championship they won together at Santa Margarita Catholic High in Orange County. Or how Thompson …last_img

‘Safety videos’ replace ads in air battle for hearts and minds

first_imgThe once stodgy chore of regulatory compliance that no-one watched, airline safety videos, have been re-invented as the carriers vie for customers’ loyalty and ‘bums on seats’.The explosion of new media platforms like Youtube, Facebook and Twitter means airlines can get the attention of millions of wannabe travellers for a fraction of what it used to cost provided they can devise “content” that interests them. In the past decade, but especially in the past three years, the records have been tumbling with video marketing analyst estimating there were around 50 million viewings of airline safety videos on social media in the 2014-15 year – an 80 per cent leap on the year before. In October 2013, the fledgling Virgin America – the product of a difficult birth in 2007 and only just startling to break even after years of losses and still without the critical mass to launch an expensive, conventional TV advertising campaign – released what many analysts believed would be a hit that would take years to surpass.The all-singing-all-dancing showbiz video tagged #VXsafetydance smashed the airline industry’s record for “social media engagement”, racking up more than 11 million views on Youtube over the next two years.But the analysts underestimated Air New Zealand – the “small airline at the bottom of the world”, in the words of its marketing guru Mike Tod – which has been working on new ways of talking to consumers for around seven years.“We have to do things differently to get noticed and talked about,” Tod said in an interview on the Linked In network. He estimates that Air NZ videos have already been seen by close to 50 million people.Air NZ’s 2009 Bare Essentials, a video notionally about safety in which pilots and cabin crew appeared “nude” covered only in body paint and stockings, was edgy and risqué, going on to attract 7.5 million sets of eyeballs on Youtube.But in 2012 the first of its safety videos inspired by the Hobbit movies, An Unexpected Briefing, was seen by 12.5 million people.That led to the second in the series, 2014’s modestly titled The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made , which still holds the Youtube record for the “genre” with 15.3 million views.However, with safety videos becoming the leading form of marketing “content” the industry is aiming at its customers, other airlines are now showing just what can be achieved.In the run-up to Christmas 2015, Qatar Airways, released its first safety video featuring the stars of one of the world’s most glamorous football teams, FC Barcelona, as part of its global “branding” campaign, Going Places Together. The video has become an instant hit.Instead of taking two years to hit double-figure million views on Youtube like Virgin America’s #VXsafetydance, it smashed that barrier in just a month, racking up 11.2 million views.Safety videos are just one component of the new world of social media marketing that technology has enabled in the past decade, but those at the coalface swear by their ability to woo new customers.“What we have learned with recent videos like our final Hobbit instalment [The Most Epic Safety Video …] and the Sports Illustrated collaboration [Safety In Paradise] is that these pieces of content can put bums on seats,” says Air NZ’s Mike Tod. “We saw a significant spike in sales to the Cook Islands immediately following the launch of the Sports Illustrated collaboration and we had an online sales day record in the US when the latest Hobbit safety video launched,” he says. “Interestingly, in the period following the launch of the Bear Grylls-fronted video  shot on the Routeburn track in the [NZ] South Island, the Department of Conservation saw the number of people using the Great Walks increase by more than 10%.”Air NZ is already plotting the next in what has become an annual safety video – “with some household names who we would love to have on board”, according to Tod – which is anything but a bureaucratic regulatory compliance, as the NZ regulator has allowed the airline creative licence as long as the underlying safety message gets through. In the meantime, it is devising new video challenges to connect with its customers like the tear-jerking Santa Stop Here released before Christmas 2015.last_img read more

Canadian Politician Launches New Party to Pitch for New Immigration Rules

first_imgFormer Conservative MP Maxime Bernier has launched the People’s Party of Canada with a promise to put Canadian interests first. The Quebec MP, who left his party last month, said that his new party will work on bringing new rules to determine which immigrants are allowed into Canada.According to, the name fits a party that represents people who are tired of Canadian politics being hijacked by special interest groups, cartels and lobbyists.The portal said Bernier quit the Conservative party after spending much of the year arguing with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer over supply management. Scheer removed him from the Conservative shadow cabinet in June.Canadian broadcaster CTV said Bernier wants supply management to go.Bernier, who has been critical of Canada’s relaxed immigration and refugee rules, was criticized in August for a series of tweets which argued that “too much diversity” had eroded Canada’s identity and destroyed the values that makes it great and that immigration shouldn’t be open to those who don’t share Canadian values of freedom and equality, news portal Ottawa Citizen said.Earlier this week, Bernier tweeted in response to a story about the surge in asylum seekers at the U.S.-Canada border. “If you can buy a plane ticket from Nigeria to NY, you’re not a real refugee. How long will this costly farce continue to destabilize our refugee system? The solution is to close the loophole in the treaty and immediately return these false refugees to the U.S.,” he said, according to Ottawa Citizen.During the launch of his party on Sept. 14, Bernier said that while he supported immigration, he wants to look at the levels and wants people who come to Canada to have jobs and “share our Canadian values.”He added that earlier this week he had spoken to Travis Patron, the leader of the Canadian Nationalist Party, who wants to ban burkas, deport asylum seekers, and lower immigration levels to 20,000-100,000 newcomers annually. Bernier said that he told him that those numbers were too low. He wanted those numbers to be decreased to 250,000 per year.Bernier’s goal is to continue to promote free-market values, such as increased competition in the country’s agriculture sector and reduced equalization transfers to backward provinces, Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper reported. In addition, the report said, he wants to start debate on proper immigration levels to Canada.“Forty-nine per cent of Canadians are saying that there is too much immigration in Canada … Some economists are saying something, the population is saying something. So, let’s open the debate. What will be our country 20 years from now?,” the publication quoted him as saying.Bernier had called his former colleagues at the Conservative Party “intellectually and morally corrupt” before he quit party.“When you want to please everybody, you won’t please everybody. That’s not my way of doing politics,” Ottawa Citizen quoted him as saying. “My party will respect taxpayers, the Constitution, respect regions, provinces, and territories equally, and respect Canada’s traditions without trying to forcibly change it like the current Liberal government is doing.” Related ItemsCanadalast_img read more