Roach says Gesta ‘looking good’ ahead of world title bout

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “He’s looking good so far. I feel we can win this fight, this is a good opportunity for us and we have to take advantage of it as much as we can,” said Roach in a report from (31-1-2) fought for World title only once when he lost to then IBF World lightweight champion in December 2012.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSince then, though, Gesta has strung together a six-fight unbeaten streak with his bout against Carlos Molina in 2015 the only one ending in a draw.Linares (43-3-0), however, is considered as one of the top fighters in the lightweight division and won his last 12 fights including six World title bouts from 2014. “We’re in a real tough fight, my guy is definitely getting ready for this fight,” said Roach who trained legendary fighters like Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins, Oscar Dela Hoya, and Miguel Cotto.“We’re going over a lot of strategy, we started sparring and it went well. We still have a lot of time to work a little more.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Balkman gets ‘chance for ‘redemption’ with Alab stint OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defensecenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone If Freddie Roach is to be believed, Filipino slugger Mercito Gesta can score an upset win over WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares.Roach has been hard at work preparing Gesta for the biggest fight of the 30-year-old’s career on January 27 and the Hall of Fame trainer said there will be surprises come fight night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

Staff vacate decrepit City Hall building

first_img…allowed to run down by M&CC over decadesThe staff attached to City Hall are expected to be relocated sooner than later due to the dilapidated state of the building located at Regent Street, Georgetown.This was confirmed by His Worship the Mayor, Ubraj Narine during an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday where he further stated that the City Treasurer has complained of dust dropping from the ceiling and affecting him and other staff members.A section of the deplorable buildingMayor of Georgetown, Ubraj NarineNarine also stated that the Mayor’s Complex was also partially damaged, but persons there will not be relocated. Moreover, he confirmed that the entire building is affected by the leaking roof though efforts are presently being made to have it rehabilitated.As a consequence, he posited that he is looking at alternative measures to ensure the workers are kept safe and healthy.“We are looking to relocate them [employees] but I don’t know how soon we would be able to move forward with that,” he said.The Mayor informed that City Hall understands the importance of the issue but will need the requisite financing before moving the workers.He explained, “Indeed, the Treasurer’s Department ought to be relocated somewhere but at this point in time we are working on it and we do not know how early we can be able to deal with it because these things would include finance”.Narine did not state exactly how many workers are being affected by the flaws of the building.Just last week, Guyana Times reported that the rainy season has not only brought flooding to some sections of Georgetown but also a reminder that the City Hall building is currently on its last stride as a recent visit to the building painted a scary picture.This publication observed that the railings were falling apart, with broken windows and stumbling woodwork that was seemingly attached by a thread.Speaking with Guyana Times, one of the Councillors, Bishram Kuppen, noted that this severe damage could have been averted if frequent maintenance was carried out. However, the building has been neglected for decades by past mayors and these small problems were mounted into a significant one which is difficult to remedy.A study was conducted by the European Union, pegging the rehabilitation works at some $400 million.For now, the Council is awaiting funds to construct a new building next to the existing structure, which will house employees during the rehabilitation period. Over the years, millions of dollars were injected into the Council for the building’s restoration, including some $20 million in 2012.Last year, it was indicated that proceeds from the Council’s City Week activities were to be used to start the restoration project at City Hall.last_img read more


first_imgYOU’VE been sending in some incredible pictures to our photographic competition.The only problem is that there were so many stunning images, we struggled to find a winner.So we finally decided on two – both of whom win lunch for 2 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny. So congratulations to Donegal man Paddy McFadden for his superb picture of a Sydney sunset (above). And to Pauline Edwards for her superb sunset at Malin (below).Paddy’s coming home soon…so he can enjoy lunch at the Radisson!AND THE WINNER OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION IS… was last modified: November 23rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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) picture competitionwinners announcedlast_img read more