Ellen Holds ‘Necessary Consultations’ with Partners

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has held what she termed as necessary meetings with several development partners in New York, the United States that would help establish the foundation for international understanding of the challenges with which Liberia is confronted. It would also inform partners of the Liberian government’s strategies towards the recovery process, and more importantly, to rally meaningful support and assistance for the implementation of the country’s Economic Stabilization and Recovery Plan (ESRP).Some of those the President met included Japanese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kazuyuki Najane, Hedge Fund Manager and Philanthropist James Harris Simon and Under Secretary General and Executive Director of United Nations Joint Program on HIV/AIDS, Mr. Michel Sidibe. The Liberian President also paid a courtesy call on Under Secretary for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Herve Ladsou.All of these took place ahead of the High-Level International Conference on Ebola that was held over the weekend at the United Nations in New York, a dispatch from New York said. While meeting with Vice Minister Najane, President Sirleaf thanked the Japanese Government for their contribution to combat the Ebola virus disease in the three worst-affected countries.She praised the cordial relations subsisting between the two countries which dates as far back as 1970, and the ongoing mobilization to begin the repair and expansion of the Somalia Drive as well as concluding works on a ten megawatts generator which is expected to come online in February 2016.President Sirleaf reminded the Japanese Vice Foreign Minister of the need to establish their Embassy in Liberia so as to strengthen direct contacts between the two countries.Mr. Najane, in return, lauded President Sirleaf’s leadership which, he said, was exemplified in overcoming the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia. He pledged his Government’s continuous engagements in Liberia’s development drives. He also invited President Sirleaf to the Tokyo International Conference on Africa’s Development (TICA D), slated for 2016.Meeting with President Sirleaf, Hedge Fund Manager Simon said arrangements have been concluded for the installation of two anesthesia machines in the country.An anesthesia machine is the apparatus used to deliver general anesthesia to patients as they undergo a medical procedure. The most commonly used device is the continuous-flow anesthetic machine, which provides a steady flow of air containing a regulated supply of gas.Mr. Simon said the pending installation is in fulfillment of his promise made to contribute to the ongoing health sector recovery. The team from his foundation is expected to arrive in Liberia next week.President Sirleaf welcome the initiative and said the action will help to boost the health care sector in Liberia and identified the Redemption Hospital as an ideal location for one of the machines. She encouraged private investments in the country’s recovering health sector, emphasizing the need to continue the transition from treatment to prevention.Madam Sirleaf also held a brief meeting with the UN HIV/AIDS’s Sidibe who expressed support for Liberia’s recovery program and commended the Liberian Government and people for their bold and courageous stance against the Ebola.Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has paid a courtesy call on the Under Secretary for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Herve Ladsou, who expressed confidence in Liberia’s transition process. He said the ongoing UNMIL drawdown testifies to the progress that Liberia continues to make in its development since the end of the conflict. He reiterated the decision of the Security Council to conduct the drawdown in a prudent manner to avoid undermining the gains made thus far.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Largo Foods, which employs 140 people in Co Donegal, is to close its local operation.Local TD Dinny McGinley after government funding was announce for the Largo plant some years back.Shell-shocked workers at the Gaoth Dobhair plant, have just been told of the announcement.The company plans to move all its operations to its main plant in Ashbourne, Co Meath. It is understood that 70 employees will be given the chance to move to work in the Co Meath plant.Údarás na Gaeltachta said it is very disappointed at the announcement.Largo Foods currently employs 110 people on a full-time basis and 30 people on the part-time basis at the company’s manufacturing facility in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park, Co. Donegal.Largo say they have made this decision based on a strategic review by the company of its manufacturing sites in Ireland and in the UK which focused on the need to consolidate its operations, reduces its overall costs, and to allow it to operate sustainably in a very competitive snack-food market. Currently, 85% of the products produced in Gaoth Dobhair is exported to the UK and further afield.Competition in the snack-based market has intensified in the last decade, and in past five years the company has been continuously attempting to develop and introduce new high value-added products to Gaoth Dobhair to sustain its operations there, but to limited success.Údarás na Gaeltachta has supported and worked closely with Largo Foods group companies in the last 18 years since they were established in Gaoth Dobhair.“We very much regret the implications that this proposal will have for Largo Foods’ employees in Gaoth Dobhair. An tÚdarás will prioritise its efforts and put in place a strategic marketing drive in a bid to attract new investment and employment opportunities to the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park,” said a spokesman. DEVASTATION AS LARGO FOODS TO CLOSE ITS DONEGAL PLANT was last modified: March 15th, 2014 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:Dinny McGinleyGaoth Dobhairjobslargo foodslast_img read more

Disney Store Merchandise Report – July 2019

first_imgShare This!Welcome to our monthly feature, the Disney Store merchandise report, where we look at merchandise that’s available in the physical store locations in the United States. There is some overlap on Disney-branded items with what’s offered in the stores in the Disney theme parks and resorts, and there is lots of overlap with what’s offered online at shopDisney.com, but not everything that’s online is in the stores, not everything that’s in the stores is online, not everything that’s in the stores is in the parks, and so on.Photos of the in-store merchandise come from my “home” Disney Store location, the flagship store in Times Square, New York City.Good news! They’re running a sale until July 21, earn $25 for every $50 you spend in the store.Toy StoryThe store still has plenty of the Toy Story Merchandise we featured last month. You will still find Forky on mugs, tees, and more. Here are few of the highlights. School Supplies and BackpacksIt that time of year again. Back to school! There are lots of fun school supplies, but I find the backpacks particularly interesting. Many are as cute as the Loungefly fashion backpacks sold in the parks, and these are about half the price. PlushAs always, the wall of plush is brimming. Here too the selection is heavy on the dogs of Disney. Donald DuckThe store had a decent selection of Donald Duck-themed merch, presumably related to his recent 85th birthday. My favorite item is the adorable Donald-head cookie jar. Disney DogsA new display this month features images of dogs in the Disney animated films. Lion KingAs the Toy Story merchandise stock depletes, Lion King merch is taking its place. The new “live action” film opens on July 19. Chic PrincessesThe store has a large supply of standard Disney princess dresses, but they’re also starting to carry a line of chic Disney-bounding princess-inspired clothing for kids. DescendantsThe third installments of the Disney Channel original movie series is due out on August 2, but if you have a young daughter you already know that. Are any of these items on your must-buy list? Let us know in the comments. SalesSome sections of merchandise are on sale. July 4th merch and other summer items are understandably marked down, as is the remainder of the Mickey True Original line that debuted several months ago. Kids’ PajamasI don’t often wish my kids were preschoolers again, but when I do, it’s almost always when I see adorable tiny clothing. I mean, how awesome are these Captain Marvel PJs? Pro tip: this sleepwear could absolutely double as a Halloween costume – more comfortable and actually useful.last_img read more

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10 Reasons that Demonstrate the Importance of Technology in Business

first_imgThe role of technology in business is expanding at a breakneck pace. Employees also expect their supervisors to provide them with the latest equipment so that they can work effectively as well as efficiently. Moreover, the most recent technological equipment enabled the employees to complete their tasks with better results and increased productivity successfully. Follow the Puck Do you ever wonder what makes technology in business so important? The answer is simple and easy. Technology saves your time and effort, and on top of that, it enhances the security of your organization. Numerous factors determine the importance of technology in business because the role it plays is crucial for the operations to run smoothly and efficiently.The corporate world cannot undermine the benefits technology provides to businesses as most of the tasks nowadays depend on the latest technological equipment. To keep the workflow streamlined, businesses need to implement advanced technology – tools that tech-developers have designed specifically for business operations.Here are 10 reasons that illustrate the fact technology is no longer a want but a need: Technology Improves Efficiency Online attacks are increasing at an alarming rate, which can prove to be very risky for businesses. Therefore, developers are designing cybersecurity defense systems to protect companies from dangerous threats. Since this is an era of cloud computing, the threat of cyber attack remains persistent. So, companies need to protect their data by enhancing the security of their online accounts that contain important information and data. Protection Against Attacks Technology Increases the Capacity of the Business Explore New Markets for Growth With technology, there is no limit as to what you can achieve and accomplish. It provides an endless supply of knowledge and valuable insights. Conducting research has never been easier because you can instantly access the websites and search for the things you are looking for. Having valuable insights puts you in a better position to deal with your customers. You are well prepared to meet their demands. Apart from that, technology helps you keep a close eye on your competitors. Stay aware of their moves and take necessary preemptive measures to adopt the latest market trends. Technology enables businesses to reach more customers in less time than usual. This means they will be able to serve more customers than before. In addition to this, companies can easily coordinate with the suppliers when they need supplies to restore their inventory. The capacity to communicate and store information increases with technology, which is a huge advantage for large corporations. Technology Brings Cryptocurrency into Being Increased Employee Engagement Technology in Business is Necessary for Expansion Through automation and artificial intelligence, technology has become the most crucial factor behind the success of every organization. Although it is a big-ticket in terms of money, the value it provides ultimately outweighs the high cost. Moreover, the use of the latest technology gives the company a competitive edge, which makes it a better organization than the rest of the competitors in the market. This improves the overall reputation of the brand and enhances its perception among the consumers, which is vital for expansion. Unlimited Supply of Knowledge Reasons to Outsource General Counsel Services f… Employees Need Technology to Work Efficiently Nowadays, many companies rely on different applications and software for communicating with others. Several technical aspects need to be considered before you choose the way of communication within your organization. For example, if you are looking for instant feedback, you should go for phone services because they provide quality voice with consistency as well as feedback. Other ways of communication include video conferencing, Skype and instant messaging. Effective communication ensures smooth operations and in some cases, high level of motivation as well. Employees of the organization are well-coordinated and informed about the tasks that they have to perform. Breakdowns in a communication system can cause multiple problems for the employees, which can be harmful to the company. Therefore, you should prepare and preoccupy yourself with contingency plans in case an issue arises in the communication system of the company. Related Posts Technology is well-known for keeping employees engaged. It allows them to telecommute to work and encourages them to collaborate with each other for sharing files and essential information. In addition to this, technology also reduces the level of stress. Workload decreases when the assigned tasks are completed in the given time. Employees can also enjoy the flexibility to a certain degree. They can stay connected to the organization via smartphones etc. and perform work-related tasks remotely. The technology of Blockchain has enabled cryptocurrency to come into existence. Bitcoin is by far the most popular cryptocurrency available in the digital market. Just like the US dollar, cryptocurrency is also a medium of exchange. However, it is digital and encrypted to control the creation of multiple monetary units. This particular technology has enabled businesses from all over the globe to make safe and secure payments with full-fledged records. In simple terms, Blockchain is a digital ledger that maintains all the transaction records so that you know when and where your money is being transferred online. Farhan Suleman Tags:#business#Expansion#growth#technology#tips Technology Helps Improve Communication There is no denying the fact technology increases the efficiency of the company. The advancements in the world of robotics and applied sciences help businesses facilitate their customers. Moreover, due to the emergence of artificial intelligence, companies can now make better use of technology. For instance, using chatbots as customer representatives to deal with customer queries. The implementation of technology in business saves time and effort involved in employing human labor and increases productivity, which is a huge advantage. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… Having completed his studies in Marketing and Media, Farhan Suleman has ample experience in the field of content marketing. He regularly writes blogs pertaining to the ongoing trends and never fails to inspire his readers with an interesting read. Apart from writing, he is an enthusiastic chess player with a rating of more than 1800 Elo. With the implementation of the latest technological equipment, businesses can explore tons of new markets to expand their operations and profitability. Technology can help in this regard by conducting complex calculations and forecasts with authentic results. Authentic results provide a better picture of management, enabling them to decide whether to go ahead with the plan or not. Moreover, technology is advancing with new gadgets being introduced in the market every other day. Companies can take advantage of this progression by implementing relevant technological gadgets. These gadgets can assist them in their operations, leading to better productivity and growth.last_img read more

A Megatrend Set to Disrupt the Business World

first_imgHow Data Analytics Can Save Lives AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Related Posts Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Today we navigate our way across cities, pull up electronic tickets, purchase items, monitor our health, and, of course, stay connected with friends and family on our smartphones. The smartphone is one of those innovations that make us think,  “how did I ever function without it?” Smartphones revolutionized our personal lives, but there’s a megatrend set to disrupt the business world; it’s called augmented analytics.Augmented analytics is on the cusp of becoming the business world’s next significant evolution.Gartner identified augmented analytics as to the number 1 top trend for data and analytics technology in 2019, and market leaders are already starting to invest in this burgeoning industry.SAP recently acquired augmented people analytics company Qualtrics for $8 billion, shelling out a price equivalent to over 20x the company’s current revenue. A newcomer to the game, Denver based startup Nodin raised $5 million in funding this past March, a month before even launching its platform.The global market for augmented analytics is forecasted to reach $29.86 billion by 2025. But just what is augmented analytics, and what makes it such a hot new trend?Data or dieAccording to a recent study by Forbes Insights and Treasure Data, only 13% of companies can be considered “leaders” in leveraging the full potential of their customer data. The full potential of the customer data is significant, as 55% of executives think these insights to be valuable in achieving disruptive innovation.Companies must now collect, clean, and translate their raw data into insights they can use to build better products and reach target audiences.In today’s fast-paced business world, data-driven decisions are no longer a nice to have; they’re a necessity to stay competitive and on top of market volatility. To get ahead, significant players from Booking.com to PepsiCo are relying on teams of data analysts to collect, clean, and analyze the surge of data now being generated.SME’s are also leveraging their data to gain a competitive advantage in a sea of new competitors popping up every day. The problem is that data analysts are not only scarce in number; they’re also costly, especially for SMEs.Even for companies that do have data scientists on board, the sheer volume of the data we’re now collecting through various platforms and tools means that they spend more of their time on activities like data preparation and visualization, leaving less time for actual analysis.Augmented analytics harnesses the power of AI and machine learning to automate these tasks and generate insights.Let’s say you’re an ecommerce store that’s seen a sudden decrease in sales on your Shopify account. To find out why you’d have to comb through your company’s data and find insights by:Logging in to Google Analytics to analyze patterns in your website traffic.Checking out the performance of your social media accounts and ad campaigns.Reassessing your keywords on Google Adwords.Investigating new competitors or changes in the market.Instead, augmented analytics tools collect and analyze all your data together to identify potential causes and automatically generate reports with actionable insights.Here are three significant ways augmented analytics will disrupt the business world:We’re in a data race – the winner takes the money.With most businesses adopting artificial decision-making capabilities, we’re now in a race to see who can make the faster, better business decisions. Our businesses are like data-guzzling V12 engines that need data to fuel growth. Automating this process, and using augmented analytics to spot growth opportunities in your data, before your competitors, means you win the race.Gartner believes that by 2020, over 40% of data science tasks will be automated. The automation will allow data scientists to spend less time on repetitive tasks and more time on strategic analysis and decision-making. Not only does it take the manual labor out of their job, but it also does it faster and eliminates the potential for human error.Bring together the whole picture.At the moment, most company’s data lives on several different platforms – isolated. Only 34% of executives agreed they have one aggregated view of all their customer data points. Not only is this inefficient, but it also blocks businesses from making informed decisions. We shouldn’t be looking at how each part of the engine works separately but how it all works together.Having data points integrated into a rapid reporting system, such as Aerialscoop or DataBox, allows you to track the entire customer journey on one platform, all the way from lead generation until earning your first Dollar from the client. It also provides for better cohesion and collaboration across the organization. It’s not just ‘how is my marketing team doing on their KPIs?’ — but how are the marketing team’s results directly impacting my revenue growth and retention rates?Democratize your data analytics.Meanwhile, for smaller companies that don’t have the means to hire a team of data scientists (currently the global average salary is $90k), augmented analytics will make data-driven insights accessible to the masses. The accessibility is expected to be a major wave of development for the next five years.According to Gartner, through 2020, the number of citizen data scientists will grow five times faster than professional data scientists. This means everyone from executives to marketeers will have the power to make data-driven decisions, without having to rely on data science professionals to provide the information they need.Having the information easily accessible to all opens doors for SME’s to accelerate their growth at an exponential rate across departments. If there was ever a time that smaller, more nimble start-ups were able to pose a real threat to major companies, the democratization of data analytics ought to be the catalyst.Much like smartphones have become the tool we can’t imagine our lives without, augmented analytics will set a new standard for business growth.Those who start to leverage this technology early on will reap the benefits that faster, aggregated, and accessible data can bring. Where will your company stand in the data race of the future?center_img Tags:#Augmented Analytics#Machine Learning Natan Pollack A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

6 User-Interface Musts for Personal Finance Apps

first_imgRelated Posts Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Nobody wants to be in the dark about where his money is or how it’s performing in the market. Every one of today’s leading investing apps is an improvement from the once-a-quarter mailers that brokers used to send out. Every bank app is better than a monthly statement. With that said, some fintech apps are more user-friendly and informative than others. Which user interface elements make for a great personal finance app? The following are musts for a top-notch user experience:1. A goal promptWhether they’re saving, spending, or investing, your users have financial goals in mind. Although everyone’s priorities and risk preferences are different, offer preset fields for common goals. Credit and checking account apps should ask for spending limits on overall and categorical expenses. You might want to spend less than $100 per week on groceries, for example. If you approach or exceed that limit, your app should notify you. Saving and investing apps should work the same way. Round, a newer offering that provides everyday investors with access to active managers on Wall Street, learns about its clients’ goals—like homeownership, travel, and retirement. By learning about how much a client is trying to save—as well as his timeline—Round’s clients receive tailored portfolios based on their goals. Better yet, they get help tracking their progress. 2. Account or asset mix chartsVanguard’s app may need a fresh coat of paint, but it does well in one key area: Vanguard investors get pie charts that display their ideal and current asset mixes. In visual and percentage terms, they display how much of the user’s portfolio is allocated toward asset types like stocks, bonds, and real estate.Credit and banking apps should take a similar approach to spending. Use charts to show what percentage of spending over a given time frame went to common categories like retail, restaurants, and services. Another way credit and banking apps should break down spending is by account and authorized spender. If a user keeps two accounts with a bank—a savings account and a checking account, perhaps—he should be able to easily see how his assets are divided. Credit cardholders should be able to quickly check how much of the total bill each authorized user is responsible for. 3. Credit scoreAnother thing that every bank and credit card app should contain: a credit score summary. Although users can request their report once a year from each of the three credit reporting agencies, annual checks don’t cut it. Consumers need to see how their spending and payment habits affect their ability to get credit, and they need to know if their score suddenly tanks. A credit score readout isn’t as important for investing apps, and none to our knowledge offers one. Still, it’s a small feature that users would appreciate. The question of whether to pay off debts or invest the funds is made easier when users have the full picture right from their palm.4. Obvious transfer toolsMost consumers have more than one financial account. When a credit card bill comes due, they want to sink more money into the market, or they’re socking away money in savings, users need an easy way to transfer funds.Although I won’t name the company because it’s since corrected the issue, I recently spent hours on the phone because of unclear transfer tools. When I went to transfer money into a checking account I’d recently opened, the “to” and “from” text was cut off in the app’s interface. As a result, I tried to pull money from an account that had nothing in it. 5. Click-to-contact functionalityIn no industry is strong customer support as important as in finance. Users need to be able to talk to a human being when they spot an error, a transfer fails, or they’re confused by the fee structure. Give users as many ways as possible to reach out. TD Ameritrade’s app is the one to beat in this category. At any time of day and on any day of the week, users have access to text, phone, and instant messaging support. This interface feature becomes even more important if you don’t have physical locations. TD Ameritrade has branches around the country, but many online banks and brokers do not. 6. Fee breakdownNobody likes to be blindsided by fees. Although you don’t want to rub your fee structure in your user’s face, you should make it clear and accessible. What does that look like? Don’t stick fee information in a terms-and-conditions document and call it a day. Take a look at Acorns: Users pay $1, $2, or $3 per month, depending on their subscription tier. Keep fees simple, and explain them at sign-up and in a “Frequently Asked Questions” tab in your app. If your customer support strategy includes a chatbot, plug in a straightforward explanation of your fee structure. Fees may seem more important than app interface features, but users consider both when choosing a financial provider. Give them another reason to choose you, especially when that reason is as simple as a fresh design. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#app building#app development#financial apps#financial tools#Fintech#fintech apps#fintech tools#personal finance#personal finance apps#personal finance tools Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWritelast_img read more

When is Manny Pacquiao fighting?

first_imgManny Pacquiao. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netIf he’s indeed fighting on April 14, as offered by Bob Arum, shouldn’t Manny Pacquiao be back training by now, or hitting the road last week yet?Top Rank announced it has scheduled a Pacquiao bout for April, side-by-side with the WBO welterweight championship between title defender Jeff Horn of Australia and the unbeaten Terence Crawford from Nebraska.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Pacquiao responded by saying he would be very delighted to clash with Argentine punching machine Lucas Matthysse, instead of the banged-up Mike Alvarado. Matthysse is reigning WBA welterweight champion.Bob Arum cried no way: Pacquiao-Matthysse could happen, but not anytime soon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSo what is Pacquiao doing?The other day, he was reported doing the political rounds, bringing help and hope to aggrieved countrymen. He also appeared deeply involved nursing and expanding the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), his newest sports baby. MOST READcenter_img If Pacquiao would agree to fight in April, time would be of the essence. March is around the corner, and before we know it, Pacquiao would be left with only a month to work and be fit for a stellar performance.Maybe he could afford to take it easy. In fact, Alvarado, a former world titlist who’s openly considered busted ring material, is being trumpeted as top prospect for Pacquiao’s first knockout victim since 2009.Pacquiao could just cram and instantly declare readiness to do battle and go for a KO?Fact is Bob Arum is himself uncertain about Pacquiao’s exact plan.The best the Top Rank CEO could do was announce Pacquiao could fight a truly big fight by November, either against Vasyl Lomachenko or Crawford.Of course, there are many experts and fans who wonder if Pacquiao has enough left in him to wage great battle.ADVERTISEMENT Elorde stakes WBO crown versus Thai Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais The respected boxing critic and scholar Paul Magno has surmised Pacquiao is now the boxing equivalent of the fat Elvis Presley in Las Vegas.“For all intents and purposes, Manny Pacquiao is now in the fat Elvis Presley period in Las Vegas. The question of whether Pacquiao is still among the elite welterweight in the world is up for debate. Instead, Team Pacquiao, guided by Bob Arum, has focused on Manny as a novelty icon—a draw to longtime loyalists and, if Arum gets his way, a piggyback ride for in-house up-and-coming-fighters,” Magno explains.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more