Ryan Jakiri is set to become the first Filipino to compete in ONE Super Series when he clashes with China’s Han Zi Hao in a kickboxing bout in the undercard of ONE: Pursuit of Greatness on Friday at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fielding respecting but not fearing Canelo in title match Jakiri, who hails from Zamboanga City, is a six-time Philippine national Muay Thai champion but the person standing in his way from making a good first impression in his promotional debut is no pushover.The 23-year-old Han has 58 wins across his name with 15 losses and Jakiri knows he can’t afford not to be in top form.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The ONE Super Series locker room has the best of the best in both Muay Thai and kickboxing. It’s a chance for me to raise my stock as a competitor in this sport,” said Jakiri.“I do not think Han Zi Hao offers anything I have not seen. I need to be ready for his fast hands, but otherwise, I do not think he is superior to me in any aspect,” he said. “I think he and I are stylistically similar, so I am looking to prevail over him with the improvement I have been making in my game.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Han split his last two fights, bowing to Cyprus’ Panicos Yusuf on points in July before beating Greek striker Stergos Mikkios via unanimous decision last month.Jakiri said he’s ready for anyone in his goal to be the No. 1 fighter in his class.“I will fight anyone as long as it will lead me to the top of my weight class. I am dedicated on making the most of any opportunity that ONE Championship grants me,” he said.“My goal is to win my bout in ONE Super Series on Friday. I am here for a reason and a purpose. While it’s a great feeling to represent the Philippines on the international stage, it’s also a big opportunity for me to reach for the stars and turn my dreams into reality.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
Agriculture Minister Noel HolderEnhanced agricultural cooperation is in the making between the Governments of Guyana and Costa Rica.Agriculture Minister Noel Holder on Monday departed for Costa Rica on official Government business to discuss agricultural priorities of the two countries.According to the statement issued by the Agriculture Ministry, some areas up for discussion are the systematic, participatory, and organised approach to dealing with agriculture in the Region; support for the development of medium- and long-term objectives, enabling each country to achieve its development goals and to look at the international vision for dealing with global phenomena related to agriculture and rural life.There will also be discussions on the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Country Strategy 2014-2018.The objective of the visit is to improve the productivity and competitiveness of the agricultural sector, strengthen agriculture’s contribution to the development of territories and the well-being of the rural population, and improve agricultural capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change.Holder is accompanied by Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), Nigel Cumberbatch and General Manager of the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC), Ida Sealey-Adams.
Mistaken identity?– to pay $80,000 compensation to victimFor actions that were based on hearsay, 48-year-old Ian Dorris, a Route 40 (Kitty-Campbellville) minibus driver, shop owner and resident of Patentia, West Bank Demerara, found himself on Thursday arraigned before Wales Magistrate Annette Singh.Gansarran SamarooHe admitted to having unlawfully and maliciously wounded Gansarran Samaroo on December 26, 2017 because he assumed that Samaroo had stolen his bird from his premises.Samaroo appeared in court limping, and with stiches to stab wounds inflicted to both his foot and upper body.According to the Police Prosecutor’s facts, Dorris had his pet under his house when Samaroo, who also resides in Patentia, purchased liquor from his shop and left.Dorris subsequently discovered that his bird was missing, and made checks about the neighbourhood. Magistrate Singh was told that the accused made several enquiries from neighbours, who affirmed that it was the VC who had carried out the act.The court heard that Dorris searched for, and contacted, Samaroo, then questioned him about the missing bird. Dorris then armed himself with a cutlass and dealt the victim several shops about the body before he took him to the Wales Police Station.At the station, ranks observed the man’s injuries and took him to West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where he was treated and sent away with a medical certificate. Police then cautioned Dorris and took him into custody for the offence.After Dorris had agreed with the Prosecution’s facts, Magistrate Singh highlighted that the defendant should have carried Samaroo to the station before injuring him.Ever remorseful, the accused said he had given the victim all the assistance that was required, but Samaroo was refusing his initial offer of $60,000 compensation and was demanding $120,000. The two parties eventually agreed on $80,000, and half of that amount was paid on Thursday.The Magistrate gave the defendant until next Thursday to pay the remaining $40,000. If he does not honour his obligation, he will spend three months in jail. Dorris was also fined $20,000.Samaroo went out of court limping just as he had entered. He was not charged for larceny, and Guyana Times was told that it could have been someone else who had stolen Dorris’s bird. (Shemuel Fanfair)