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Akhmetov knows he’s in for tough challenge vs Eustaquio

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “My advantage should be my wrestling and ground game, but I am not going to rely only on that. I am willing to test myself against him on the feet, and show what my hands can do,” said Akhmetov.“I envision every possible scenario, from a quick win, to a tough decision where I overcome adversity. Whatever he brings to me, I will be ready for it,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendAkhmetov hopes to get back into title contention and he has to go through Eustaquio first before earning another shot.The Kazakh knows it won’t be a walk in the park. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start LATEST STORIES Photo from ONE ChampionshipWhatever the result and however the fight would turnout, former ONE flyweight world champion Kairat Akhmetov said he will be ready for anything.Akhmetov faces tough Filipino Geje Eustaquio in the main event of ONE: Total Victory on Sept. 16 in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT “Geje Eustaquio is a good striker with decent takedown defense, and he has a good team behind him. I do not think he has a lot of weaknesses,” Akhmetov praised.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ 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 How I strived for greatness—and failed—in front of LeBron James View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Break new groundlast_img read more

What would Jesus do for immigrants?

first_imgJOSEE Kubiak was angry with Los Angeles Cardinal Roger M. Mahony after the Ash Wednesday service. She had come to church for a religious service and had to listen to Mahony’s speech on the importance of making “room in our hearts” for immigrants. Kubiak’s anger came out in the usual anti-immigrant arguments about being “overrun with illegals” who want everything “for free.” The Catholic Church should not support them, according to Kubiak, a native of Belgium who immigrated legally to the U.S. in 1952. Mahony’s position on unauthorized immigrants may not be consistent with some Catholics’ political views on immigration, but it’s certainly a reflection of Jesus Christ’s beliefs. In his remarks, Mahony asked his flock to show Christian charity to undocumented immigrants. Mahony’s comments reflected the thrust of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ campaign called “Justice for Immigrants.” It covers five principles, which include more visas for immigrants to reduce the delays to reunify families, a guest-worker program with a path to residency, better legal processes to guarantee immigrants’ rights, legalization of undocumented immigrants, and economic development to reduce the need to emigrate. The bishops’ plan goes against the Border Enforcement Bill approved by the House of Representatives in December. One of the early features of the legislation was the change of illegal entry into the U.S. from a violation of civil immigration law into a federal crime. In effect, the estimated 12 million unauthorized immigrants would become felons if the U.S. Senate were to approve the House bill. The bill would also authorize state and local police to enforce federal immigration laws. In addition, anyone helping unauthorized immigrants to live or remain in the U.S. could be charged with a criminal offense. That means that even churches or charities giving assistance to undocumented workers could become guilty of a crime. In essence, priests would have to ask immigrants for their legal status before giving them Holy Communion. If the U.S. Senate were to approve the bill in its present form, it would become a Draconian legislation. Pessimists believe that it’s already too late for the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ plan to have any influence. Those who see the control of the border as the solution to the immigration dilemma appear to control the agenda. Mahony’s plan is to ask priests to defy the law in the unlikely event that the U.S. Senate approves the Border Enforcement Bill and President George W. Bush signs it into law. This would be consistent with the Catholic Church’s history of sanctuary going back thousands of years. In the U.S., the last example took place in the 1980s when some parishes provided assistance to Salvadoran refugees. It’s unlikely that Catholic priests will be prosecuted for helping immigrants because the Senate will almost surely not go along with the House immigration bill, which is easily labeled anti-Christian and against the spirit of America as a country of immigrants. Sadly, most of the members of Congress who voted for the bill would probably call themselves Christians. Yet, they didn’t think of asking themselves how Jesus would have dealt with the situation. Mahony did consider what Jesus would do. He plans to speak more on the issue and will write elected officials like California’s own Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who opposes a guest-worker program except in the area of agriculture. Cardinal Mahony has a strong voice as the religious leader of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest in the nation, with 288 parishes and 5 million members. Yet Mahony will be attacked by those who see him as lacking moral authority, pointing to his weak hand in dealing with the Catholic priests’ sexual-abuse scandal. But Mahony has a history of fighting for immigrants’ rights. He opposed Proposition 187, approved by California voters in 1994, which denied benefits to undocumented workers. Mahony lost in that case, but he really won. When you’re fighting for the weakest members of society, Christ is standing next to you. The only outcome is victory. Domenico Maceri teaches foreign languages at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want 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_imgDuring the arguments in court, Nalinis counsel Vijayanarayan alleged that the prosecution had “gone beyond its line” and dubbed it as “persecution” and “an attempt for political reasons” to harass (her).He claimed that even the CBI chargesheet had not mentioned anything about the amount received by Nalini as professional fee as being proceeds of the alleged crime (Saradha scam).The other counsels (in the TV channel deal) had not been summoned, he submitted, adding that the fee was received when the scam was yet to come to light.”An attempt has been made for political reasons and unless the court interferes, anything can happen,” he submitted.Explaining her appearance before the Company Law Board and the Delhi High Court in the matter related to a dispute over the TV channel purchase deal, Nalinis counsel said, according to an agreement between Manoranjana and Sudipto Sen, the Bengal Media Pvt. Ltd, run by Sen, had committed to professionally and legally assist in her ongoing litigations.Accordingly, Sen, through his real estate company Saradha Realty India Limited, paid the “professional fee” of about Rs one crore to Nalini.But, the CBI later registered a case against Sen for failure to return deposits made in his chit funds. It was in this connection, the professional fee paid to Nalini from one of Sens companies was inquired by the CBI.The counsel also said Nalini had fully explained to the CBI about the receipt of the professional fee.It was in this connection, the ED had issued four summonses for her appearance, which was challenged by her.advertisementHe further submitted that Nalini had also sent her authorised representative to the ED in response to earlier summonses and the questionnaire was fully answered and all the documents were submitted to the agency.Stating that the same questionnaire was again issued by the ED, he said in the fourth and last summons, the words “authorised representative” were struck off.Assistant Solicitor General G Rajagopalan, appearing on behalf of the ED, submitted that the matter was only in the stage of summons. Mere summoning itself could not be assumed as the person had been made an accused.He also said the ED had summoned the petitioner as it might not have been satisfied with the answers furnished by the “authorised” person.”It is only in the stage of collecting evidence and the officer who issues summons does not know about the person and personalities,” he said, apparently rejecting the charge of “political reasons”. PTI CORR VS RClast_img read more