Klitschko followed his older brother Vitali Klitschko into boxing. Both found immediate success in the professional ring, and held all of the main heavyweight titles between them when Vitali Klitschko retired in 2013.They never fought each other, saying that would break a promise to their mother.The Klitschko brothers’ hard-hitting style inside the ring and relaxed, multilingual approach outside it made them famous beyond boxing. Wladimir Klitschko even made a cameo appearance in a 2007 romantic comedy movie in the brothers’ adopted home of Germany.He also followed his older brother into politics, addressing crowds alongside his fiancee, the U.S. actress Hayden Panettiere, during anti-government protests in Ukraine in 2013. Vitali Klitschko has since become mayor of the Ukrainian capital Kiev.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marinerong Pilipino stuns Tanduay, extends q’finals series LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ In a statement released by his management on Thursday, Klitschko said: “As an amateur and a professional boxer, I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports.”He said that he had deliberately taken a few weeks to reach a decision “to make sure I had enough distance from the (first Joshua) fight at Wembley Stadium.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Klitschko was 64-5 in a career that began in 1996 after he won the Olympic gold in Atlanta.The Ukrainian racked up notable wins over the likes of David Haye and Ruslan Chagaev, but lost his titles to British fighter Tyson Fury in 2015 and was unable to reclaim the WBA and IBF belts against Joshua. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments FILE – In this Nov. 15, 2014 file photo IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko from Ukraine celebrates after winning the IBF heavyweight world championships title bout against Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg, Germany. Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has announced his retirement from boxing. In a statement released by his management Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 Klitschko says: “As an amateur and a professional boxer, I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports.” (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)BERLIN — Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his immediate retirement from boxing on Thursday.The 41-year-old Klitschko dominated the heavyweight scene for a decade but lost to Britain’s Anthony Joshua in April after a technical knockout in the 11th round. He had been expected to face Joshua in a rematch in November.ADVERTISEMENT
The University of Liberia (UL) yesterday announced the closure of classes in observance of the festive season, a release has said.According to the UL release, the decision followed the recently-held successful second college-wide graduation that brought much visibility and prominence especially to the undergraduate colleges, their deans, chairpersons, and the graduating students.Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, president of the university, who presided over the main Commencement Convocation on December 14, meanwhile extends profound thanks and appreciation to all who made possible the successful holding of the 97th Commencement Convocation. Specifically, Dr. Dennis extends his deepest gratitude to the Chairperson of the 97th Commencement Convocation, Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, vice president for Academic Affairs, vice presidents, faculty, the administration, the chorus, UL police and the Staff Association for their dedication and hard work which they committed to planning and executing all the numerous ceremonies comprising this year’s commencement. Dennis also extends similar warm sentiments to the leadership of the graduating class, the leadership of ULSU and various campus-based organizations for meaningfully contributing to and participating in the commencement exercises. According to the release, the university will officially close today, Wednesday, December 21, and re-open for normal work on Tuesday, January 3 at 8:00 a.m. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Although Government has managed to put certain mechanisms in place to prepare for Venezuelans seeking refuge in Guyana, one of the most major challenges faced right now by Government is being able to monitor the influx of those persons due to the length of the border between the two countries.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl GreenidgeThis is according to Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge who told the media that the challenges lie in that fact that it is difficult to locate these refugees and establish their status. This is important so that they can get the necessary healthcare and treatment if necessary.He disclosed that local authorities have been working collaboratively with the various regional health agencies, and neighbouring Brazil to help locate persons for health screenings.“If you get 12 people or 15 moving and they are ill; malaria, measles and these types of afflictions, then there is a danger posed, especially to our Indigenous people by personal pandemics,” he noted.The Minister said if not properly managed, this could lead to something much larger. As such, he said there is a need for special help to monitor and to ensure that the refugees are vaccinated and immunised.In addition to working with Brazil, Greenidge said Guyana has also been working with international agencies to help locate persons for health screenings.“We would like to be able to work with all of our neighbours to ensure that health aspect is covered, because to me that poses a bigger threat immediately, than anything else,” Greenidge stated.When asked to provide more detailed information, he could not provide statistics on the persons crossing the border into Guyana, but warned that the numbers from international agencies may be slightly higher.At the Mabaruma Regional Hospital, between January and July, some 499 Venezuelans were screened. According to the statistics obtained by this publication, this included 27 skin infections; 45 with respiratory diseases; 234 with malaria; two with tuberculosis; and one HIV case.There are growing health concerns throughout South America about the movement of people fleeing Venezuela. Last week, Brazil said Venezuela was doing nothing to stop the spread of an outbreak of measles in their country. This was sparked by a migration of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse.According to international media reports, since February, four people, three of them Venezuelans, have died of measles in the remote Brazilian border state of Roraima where health authorities have confirmed 281 cases of the disease, mostly among children.The outbreak has also prompted the Brazilian Government to launch a nationwide campaign to vaccinate 11 million children, plus adults who request it. Although many Brazilian children are already vaccinated against the disease, the vaccination rate has dropped since Brazil was declared free of measles in 2016.Only recently, Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) Head Mike McCormack said while the numbers here might not be as many as those in other countries, they will continue to come.“It is possible that the numbers will increase here, particularly now that this crisis is getting worst,” he told Guyana Times, explaining that the Government must do everything to prepare for such an event.McCormack noted that countries in the Andean region seem to be reaching their capacity and they have also made life a bit more difficult than it was before for Venezuelans, by placing visa restrictions, among other things. This, he said, could lend to more Venezuelans coming here.“We will see more people coming. My sense is, we won’t see this massive number marching down roads. But I think we need to make a modest effort to try to get early warnings,” he said.While Colombia has received far more Venezuelans than other countries so far, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said they are spreading out to other countries.At least 40,000 Venezuelan migrants arrived in Peru in the first two months of this year. Thousands more have emigrated to Panama, Ecuador, Chile, Spain, the United States and beyond.It has been reported also that boats carrying Venezuelan migrants have landed on some islands in the Caribbean. In January, one capsized off Curaçao, killing at least four people.The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum abroad has rocketed by 2000 per cent since 2014. Brazil is another of the countries to have received a huge influx. There is about 600 Venezuelans in Region One (Barima-Waini).
High-speed trains connecting Northern and Southern California have been in the talking-about phase for, it seems, my entire life. But with congestion getting worse (does it ever get better?) and traffic jams now common occurrences in the middle of the state’s vast nowhere, the talk has turned serious. Rights-of-way are being established, and the preliminary environmental review is under way. Throughout the next few weeks, Los Angeles is getting its first glimpse of the bullet-train plan in a series of community meetings in places close to proposed stations, such as Glendale on April 4 (Burbank station) and Sylmar (which will be getting its own station) on April 10. I caught up with the show at the Friendship Auditorium in Griffith Park on Wednesday night. Dan Templis, a project manager with the engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald, which is working on the L.A.-to-Palmdale stretch, outlined the plan with the help of a mostly animated DVD showing the sleek and futuristic train zipping down the 99 Freeway, through tunnels in the hills of Central California and into the mega train stations of Tomorrowland. The catch, of course, is cash. Building the train requires an investment of $40 billion, at least. That’s the equivalent of $1,000 per person for the 40 million people expected to live in California in a few short years. That’s also about half of what the governor proposed for fixing all state infrastructure. It’s a whole lot of money for a state that doesn’t much use the trains it’s got already. We’ll find out soon if the public is ready for a bullet train. The first of the bonds of the project – $10 billion – is expected to be on the November 2008 ballot. It’s considered seed money. And it’s a steep price for something that won’t do us much good for another 13 years. But imagine what that could be like. I have been traveling the Southern California-Bay Area section of Interstate 5 for nearly 30 years, ever since as a kid I shuttled between my San Diego mom and San Francisco dad. The trips became even more regular during my college years, when I missed home and warm weather. I still regularly travel the route to visit family and friends who stubbornly refuse to move south. All the while, the drive has been getting incrementally worse. I noticed, but didn’t really care. Not until the fateful Thanksgiving weekend in 2002, when I got stuck in a 200-mile traffic jam between Los Banos and the Grapevine. What used to be a fairly pleasant trip is now an ordeal, and costly, too. I’ll never forget the night my niece was diagnosed with leukemia. I jumped into my car at 10 p.m. and headed for Stanford Children’s Hospital, planning to set the cruise at 90 mph for an easy, late-night drive. Instead, I got a harrowing, truck-congested, windblown nightmare of a long, slow and dangerous drive. Like the 405, traffic through the Central Valley is a 24/7 kind of thing. That was 19 months ago. My niece beat her cancer, but Interstate 5 probably never will beat its affliction. And that realization makes me wonder whether $40 billion is really all that much. Mariel Garza is a columnist and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Daily News. Write to her by e-mail at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TWO and a half hours. It’s the amount of time it takes to watch a Scorsese movie. It’s the length one must sit still for a haircut and color. It’s the time it should take to drive from Los Angeles to San Diego, but usually doesn’t. It also used to be the time – way back in the pre-Sept. 11 era – that it took to step into LAX, get on a plane and end up in San Francisco, ready for some high times in North Beach. Ah, those were the days. That 2
And, although the hosts halved the deficit on the half hour mark courtesy of Stefan Johansen’s drive, the visitors sealed all three points when Naby Keïta headed home in stoppage time. Benjamin Stambouli Meanwhile, Celtic joined Spurs in the last-32 despite a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Salzburg at Parkhead. The 24-year-old pounced on a loose ball inside the area to earn Mauricio Pochetino’s side all three points, after Roberto Soldado struck the post with an intelligent clip past the goalkeeper. Tottenham’s 1-0 win against Partizan Belgrade at White Hart Lane was overshadowed by three pitch invasions, meaning the club is likely to face sanctions by UEFA. But it was Benjamin Stambouli’s first goal for the club on the 49th minute which was enough to secure Tottenham’s position in the Europa League knockout stage with a game to spare. The Hoops found themselves 2-0 down after 13 minutes when Brazilian striker Alan netted twice. Spurs require a point against Besiktas in their final group match to ensure top spot in Group C. 1 The pitch invasions in the first half prompted the match officials to withdraw the players five minutes before half time.
Marek Hamsik 1 Rafa Benitez’s Napoli all but secured a Europa League last four berth with a stunning 4-1 victory at Wolfsburg in their quarter-final first leg.The Serie A outfit opened the scoring with a clinical Gonzalo Higuain finish against the run of play, before Higuain turned provider for Napoli captain Marek Hamsik to double their lead before half time.Hamsik struck again after the break and substitute Manolo Gabbiadini headed a fourth for the rampant visitors, while Nicklas Bendtner tapped in a late consolation for the hosts.Elsewhere, Sevilla fought back from a goal down against Andre Villas-Boas’ Zenit St Petersburg to earn a hard fought 2-1 victory at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.Aleksandr Ryazantsev put the away side ahead at the second attempt, but a 21st goal of the season from substitute Carlos Bacca and a late Dennis Suarez volley leaves the tie finely poised for the second leg in Russia.Fiorentina also left it late, this time to salvage a 1-1 draw against Everton’s conquerors Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine thanks to a Khouma Babacar stoppage time overhead kick.Kiev marshalled the threat of Viola winger Mohamed Salah throughout, taking the lead through Jermaine Lens’ deflected effort and looked set for a first-leg lead before Babacar’s late acrobatics.In the final quarter-final first leg, Dnipro held Club Brugge to a 0-0 draw in Belgium.
A man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a person at Kinnegar Beach in Rathmullan.The man appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court charges with the offence on June 11th, 2016. He spoke only to give his guilty plea.His barrister asked Judge John Aylmer to adjourn sentencing until the next sitting of the Circuit Court in July.He said his client had certain health complications and he wanted to “put his best foot forward” in the matter.Judge Aylmer agreed and also ordered a probation report be carried out on the man.Man pleads guilty to sexual assault at popular Donegal beach was last modified: December 6th, 2018 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:donegalKinnegar BeachRathmullansexual assault
THE HSE has confirmed a suspected outbreak of Winter Vomiting Bug (Norovirus) at Department of Psychiatry, Letterkenny General Hospital campus.A statement was issued today following Donegal Daily’s warnings at the weekend.HSE West said: “Following consultation with the HSE’s Department of Public Health and Infection Control personnel, the Department of Psychiatry will remain closed to routine admissions and visitors until further notice.” Advice for General Practitioners and Out of Hours Medical ServicesFor advice on individual approach to service users’ needs, GPs and NowDOC should liaise in the first instance with their respective Community Mental Health Team. They can also contact the duty doctor in the usual way, but service users should not present at the Dept of Psychiatry for assessment or admission without the prior agreement of the treating clinician.Advice for Members of the Public seeking Mental Health ServicesMembers of the public are advised that they may only access mental health service via their GP or Now Doc. Advice for Members of the Public wishing to visit the Department of PsychiatryFamilies and friends of current residents in the Dept of Psychiatry are advised that, in the interest of public health, a restriction has been placed on all visiting. Queries can be directed to:074 9103749 or 074 9104704HSE West added: “Donegal Mental Health Services regrets the obvious inconvenience these measures cause to residents of the Department, their families and friends and the public generally, and thank them for their cooperation. We are endeavouring to manage and contain the suspected outbreak and hopefully normal service will return soon.” HSE CONFIRMS WINTER VOMITING BUG AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL CAMPUS was last modified: January 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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:bugfluHSEletterkenny hospitalnovovirus
Voodoo Venue has scooped the IMRO Best Live Music Venue in Ulster for 2014.Voodoo VenueThe Letterkenny entertainment centre took the award for the second time in two years this evening.Voodoo Venue manager Philip Ward said they collected the award on behalf of all the staff and the bands who have made the venue the place it is today. “This award is for all the local musicians,bands and customers who make the Voodoo Lounge and Greenroom Live what it is week in and week out.‘We are delighted to collect the aard and will continue to bring top class local music to Voodoo Venue,” he said. VOODOO VENUE WINS IMRO BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE IN ULSTER – AGAIN! was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 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:BestdonegalIMROletterkennyPhilip WardVoodoo Venue
t23 July 2009One could be forgiven for still feeling apprehensive about the situation in Zimbabwe.For many years, Africa and the rest of the world has watched its political and economic meltdown, which spilled over into neighbouring states, casting a pall over much of the sub-continent’s progress and, of course, South Africa’s 2010 World Cup preparations. Nevertheless, by securing the rights to host the quadrennial showpiece of international soccer, South Africa has become a beacon of hope for Zimbabwe and the rest of the continent.And over the past few months, there have been strong indications that the tide has turned and that Zimbabwe is now gearing itself to play a pivotal role in the 2010 tournament.For starters, a government of national unity has been formed, a move which has stabilised the economy, curbed post-election violence and given the country’s tourism industry a major boost.With concerns being raised over accommodation shortages in South Africa, Zimbabwe is now being promoted as a popular alternative.Victoria Falls, home to the world’s largest waterfall, is re-establishing itself as a luxury and adventure travel destination ahead of the tournament, with plans to attract thousands of tourists.Several senior Fifa officials are visiting Zimbabwe this week to assess the situation, and Fifa chief Sepp Blatter has reportedly indicated that he plans to visit before the tournament.Despite the political uncertainty, global football’s governing body has invested heavily in Africa’s former breadbasket. It has funded the installation of an artificial turf in the capital’s Rufaro Stadium, giving the ageing facility a new lease of life.Could 2010 prove to be the catalyst marking Zimbabwe’s full return to the international fold?Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010