LATEST STORIES It was supposed to be a flyweight duel but Xiong failed to make the weight and the organizers had to make it a catchweight bout at 57.3-kilograms.Still, Osenio discarded the Chinese’s weight edge and said: “It’s not an excuse because I really lost.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseOsenio escaped a guillotine choke midway in the first round, but failed to keep up with Xiong’s striking, losing by technical knockout at the 3:44 mark of the first round.“I wasn’t able to do my game plan,” she said as she tried to fight back her tears. But rather than mope, the 23-year-old Osenio is looking forward to bounce back together with her stablemates as Team Lakay seeks to make an impact once again next year.“This night might not be for me, but I’m still young. I need to improve and go back to the gym to improve my weaknesses,” Osenio said as she now concentrates full time on her mixed martial arts career after obtaining her criminology degree from the University of the Cordilleras.“This didn’t go our way, so we’ll bounce back next time.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours April Osenio, with Team Lakay stablemate Gina Iniong, is still all smiles after her defeat to Xiong Jingnan. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.netBANGKOK — Failing to mark her return to the cage with a victory, April Osenio (2-3) refused to make excuses and instead, admitted that her Chinese foe was the better fighter Saturday night.“This night wasn’t for me,” she quipped in Filipino after falling to Xiong Jingnan (10-1) at ONE: Warriors of the World at Impact Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Lomachenko stops Rigondeaux in bout between Olympic greats Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The executive director of the Platform for Dialogue and Peace (P4DP), James Shilue, has returned to Monrovia from participating in a weeklong global forum in New York (USA) to articulate findings from a recently completed resilience study entitled: Frameworks for Assessing Resilience (FAR) in Liberia. FAR is a project led by Interpeace and implemented in collaboration with the Centre for the Studies on Peace and Development (CEPAD), P4DP, Interpeace-Guatemala and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), FAR was undertaken in Liberia for several objectives, including de-emphasizing fragility and to promote the concept of resilience; lifting local voices into policy arena nationally and internationally; identifying local and national structures that help to build lasting peace and enhance social cohesion, especially as UNMIL draws down; contribute to the new deal objectives of legitimate and inclusive politics; and explore what practical measures women use in dealing with marginalization and other forms of violence.As in other pilot countries where the project was implemented, FAR projects sought to understand the sources of resilience in society that can be leveraged for building peace. In Liberia, the project was able to document both existing as well as potential assets and strengths within societies and institutions that enable Liberians to recover from, overcome and prevent violent conflict. At the end of the study, there were four key findings that demonstrated the resilience of Liberians. They include marginalization of women in Liberian patriarchal structure; resilience mechanisms women devised against structural and societal threats; perception of a weak state and governance deficits evidence by people’s reliance on innovative and adaptive measures for survival. The study also observed the threats associated with increasing pressure on land and the absence of effective regulation that creates various responses from Liberia, and most importantly how Liberia responded to Ebola.The global forum was intended to hear the unique findings from the various participating countries and provided an opportunity for practitioners, policy makers, donors, academics and members of the various multilateral organizations, including the United Nations, to understand and critically reflect and make inputs on draft document that could serve as guidance for assessing resilience for peacebuilding. The forum, which was organized by International Peacebuilding Alliance (Interpeace), Liberia, Guatemala and Timor Leste, in collaboration with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, explored a variety of issues.With resilience for peace building being a new concept, the forum also unpacked the concept and findings from a global lens in order to identify positive peacebuilding resilience assets. The underlying principle was to deepen the deliberations and understand the nature and sources of societal and community resilience, viewed through a conflict transformation lens, points to the potential that endogenous process of re-stitching the social fabric of relationships damaged by violent conflict.This will not only serve as retrospective means of adaptation, but also operate as forward looking and preventive in nature.Shilue highlighted the added values of the research in Liberia and admonished participants, international policy makers, donors, UN entities and multilateral organizations to harness its rich findings, particularly as UNMIL draws down ahead of the pending 2017 election to help consolidate peace and fortify Liberia against stress and long term conflict. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has unearthed illegal firearms and a quantity of marijuana during separate exercises on Tuesday.The guns, ammunition and drugs found during the searchesIn the first instance, ranks in F Division (Interior Locations), acting on information received, went to a location at Obama Road, Upper Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) sometime around 13:15h and conducted a search on a miner.During the exercise, the ranks unearthed an unlicensed .38 revolver along with 10 matching rounds of ammunition and 354 grams of cannabis. The suspect, a resident of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice, has since been arrested and is being processed for court.Meanwhile, ranks while on patrol at Makari Landing, Upper Mazaruni River, Region Seven observed a male shopkeeper acting in a suspicious manner. As the ranks approached him, the suspect tossed a long object into the bush and escaped.The object was immediately retrieved and upon examination was found to be an unlicensed shotgun. Efforts are being made to have the suspect, who has been identified as a resident of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, apprehended, the Police said on Wednesday.