Nietes continues his reign as world champion, KOs Reveco

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The 35-year-old Nietes, who improved to 41-1-4, 23, has been a world champion since winning the WBO minimumweight crown after scoring a unanimous decision win over Pornsawan Porpramook of Thailand on Sept. 30, 2007.Reveco, 34, saw his three-fight win streak come to an end, absorbing the fourth loss of his career. His record now stands at 39-4 with 19 knockouts.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 folk Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed FILE PHOTO – Donnie Nietes after his fifth round TKO win. Photo by Roy LuarcaDonnie Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world champion, continued his rule after stopping Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina to retain his IBF flyweight title Sunday (Manila time) at The Forum in Inglewood, California, USA.Nietes unleashed a flurry of punches to the body that dropped Reveco, who got back up but was still very wobbly, prompting the referee to stop the fight at the 53-second mark of the seventh round.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Viloria loses to Ukranian foe in flyweight title fight Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Governing body defends umpire after Serena Williams flap

first_imgFootball fans clash with church members over stadium plaza Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ On Sunday, the tournament referee docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of the chair umpire, $4,000 for being warned for coaching and $3,000 for breaking her racket.The ITF said in a statement Monday that Ramos’ citations were “reaffirmed by the U.S. Open’s decision to fine Serena Williams for the three offenses.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe governing body of tennis added that: “Ramos undertook his duties as an official according to the relevant rule book and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img 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 Serena Williams, right, talk with chair umpire Carlos Ramos as Naomi Osaka, of Japan, listens during the women’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)LONDON — The International Tennis Federation is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the U.S. Open final, saying his “decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.”Williams was cited by Carlos Ramos three times Saturday during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka: for getting coaching signals; for breaking her racket, which cost her a point; and for calling Ramos a thief, which cost her a game.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Boyfriend charged for killing US-based Guyanese teen

first_imgHours after the man accused of fatally shooting 16-year-old Shemel Mecurius in a Brooklyn apartment turned himself into law enforcement, he was arraigned for her murder. Taariq Stephens, 24, appeared at the 67thMurder suspectTaariq StephensThe relatives of the dead teenager at the Precinct stationhouse on FridayPrecinct stationhouse in Brooklyn on Friday morning.The murder suspect surrendered moments after his photograph and surveillance video were released by authorities in the US.The now dead teen was babysitting her cousin when she was shot three times by the suspect and died while receiving medical attention. Her aunt said she lived long enough to identify her killer.However, at the court on Friday morning, relatives of the murdered teen turned up in their numbers to get a glimpse of the man who took the life of the teenager.Based on news reports in the United States, her grandfather, Harold Mercurius said “You see the pictures on the TV… in articles on your phone… I just wanted to see him for myself.”Mercurius’ father, Dexter Mercurius, wanted to see if he recogniSed his daughter’s killer. “I know this person used to live right in the neighboUrhood, and I wanted to see if I knew this guy – but honestly, I never knew this guy,” he said. “My daughter’s 16 and he’s 24. I would like to know why he did this. It’s still hard for me right now.”A motive for the killing was not immediately disclosed. Stephens said nothing as detectives escorted him to a waiting unmarked squad car.The 24-year-old, who has more than a dozen arrests under his belt, was charged with murder and weapons possession.The dead teenager moved to New York from Guyana three years ago and lived with her aunt, who was her primary caregiver. The teen, who attended Edward R Murrow High School, often cared for her young cousin and wanted to become a nurse.last_img read more

Corentyne fire leaves one homeless

first_imgA fire on Thursday ravaged the home of 72-year-old Norbee Khan at Lot 633 Number 1 Village Corentyne, completely destroying most, if not all, of her belongings, and leaving her homeless.The septuagenarian, who is also a pensioner, used to operate a small business on the premises. She says she will now have to start anew following the incident.Norbee Khan recalled being alerted to the fire by a neighbour, and managing to save only a bag with a few important items.Her son Wasir Khan, who moved out of the house a few months ago, said whenThe house that was destroyed by the fire on Thursdayhe arrived on scene the building was already engulfed.“I saw the fire was upstairs and I try to save the downstairs, but I couldn’t save the downstairs, because the fire was too much,” he lamented.He blames the Guyana Power and Light for the disaster, which he believes was electrical in nature.“There was a blackout, and when the current come on there was a sparking at the front, and then it run through and went to the back where all the fuses and everything (are) and then (the fire) start from the back room,” the man related.Residents have been very critical of the reaction time of the Guyana Fire Service72-year-old Norbee Khan(GFS), saying that when the GFS arrived on scene, the building was almost destroyed.Station Officer Clive McDonald, who is in charge on the New Amsterdam Fire Station and is the second in command of the GFS Berbice Division, explained that his officers had been misdirected. McDonald said that when the GFS had received new direction, a unit from the Rose Hall Town Fire Department was dispatched, and when it arrived on scene, the building was already engulfed.“Immediately the crew went into operation to stop fire spread and control the fire, working from the tank supply”, he said. He acknowledged the presence of a unit from the Albion Sugar Estate when his men would have arrived on the scene, and noted that the initial crew had been able to prevent the blaze from spreading.last_img read more

Corentyne fisherman beaten to death

first_img… suspect confessesBy Andrew CarmichaelThe battered body of a fisherman was on Wednesday morning found in front of a grocery shop in Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, Berbice.The dead man has been identified as 40-year-old Sahadeo Sankar, also called “Gojan” of Crabwood Creek. He was allegedly beaten to death before sunrise.The body was found in a pool of blood in front of Annirude’s Grocery store at Grant, Corentyne. Police were able to arrest the suspect and then showed him the video (surveillance) footage of him committing the act.Dead: Sahadeo Sankar, also called “Gojan”Surveillance footage revealed that Sankar ran across the road while being pursued by the suspect, who hit him several times to the upper body. Moments later, he fell to the ground. While details of what may have led to the murder are still sketchy, residents of the community say that at about 05:00h on Wednesday, the man’s body was not in front of the shop.The man is said to have been living in an old car which was parked a short distance from where his body was discovered.Sister-in-law of the deceased, Shamwattie Suedatt, said often times persons would beat Sankar. According to Suedatt, after the surveillance footage was viewed by the Police, the suspect was arrested.She said the suspect was taken to the Springlands Police Station and later taken back to see the footage which showed him chasing Sankar and lashing him with what appeared to be a piece of wood.Suedatt explained that her brother-in-law was a frequent consumer of alcohol and had not been providing for his family. At time, he was employed as a cane harvester. After the couple separated and the father of one was put out of the home, he started sleeping in abandoned buildings and he started to consume more alcohol. “He turn a ‘junkie’, and then he would go out with his brother, who is my husband, to catch fish. Sometimes he would sleep in the boat or just go wherever he could sleep,” she said.The car in which the deceased used to live inMeanwhile, the suspect who is called “Chatu” gave Police a confession statement admitting to hitting Sankar on Wednesday morning.The sister-in-law told this publication that she knew the suspect for several years. “He does go out with them and catch fish too. He is a ‘Junkie’; the two of them is friend and does go all about drinking rum.”Meanwhile, residents in the area told Guyana Times that on many occasions persons would go pass the car as he slept and lash him with whatever they had in their hand.Azeez Khan who lives on the same street in which the car is parked, explained that Sankar had moved into the abandoned vehicle about two months ago. According to Khan, he knew Sankar for several years. “He turn a ‘Junkie’ since he and his wife separate,” the man said.Police are currently making arrangements to have charges implemented against the suspect.last_img read more

Carter Center meets with GECOM

first_imgWith the constitutional deadline for the hosting of General and Regional Elections within 90 days having expired today, officials from the United States-based Carter Center met with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday.Jason CarterFollowing the more than two-hour long meeting, Jason Carter, the grandson of former US President Jimmy Carter, told reporters that the discussions were very productive with a genuine exchange of ideas.Carter further posited that there is a lot of political desire to reach a solution but this will have to be done by the political leaders here.“I think ultimately our role here, of course, is limited. We are not Guyanese, we care about this country… But ultimately, the issues that are being confronted right now are going to require the cooperation of the political leadership of this country and we are optimistic…” Carter asserted.Despite mounting pressure on President David Granger to set a date for polls before today’s expiration of the March 21 deadline, the Head of State had insisted on awaiting the elections body to guide him on their level of readiness before executing his presidential responsibility.But GECOM had previously indicated that it cannot hold elections before the March deadline and has voted to do house-to-house registration which will conclude in November. In fact, on Tuesday the Chairman in a letter to the President on Tuesday, informing him that polls cannot be held before late November 2019.Justice Patterson explained in the correspondence that since the elections body is continuing with its normal work programme, that is, the holding of house-to-house registration, it will need some $3.5 billion to host elections and as such, “no election date should be contemplated less than five months after these funds are placed at the disposal of and under the control of GECOM”.However, the Opposition Commissioners on GECOM have blasted the unilaterally appointed Chairman over the letter to the Head of State without discussing the contents.Last week, Jagdeo revealed that he had already engaged several international bodies and the diplomatic community here to not recognise the coalition Government after March 21. The ABCE community has been vocal on the political situation in Guyana, calling on Government to uphold the Constitution.In addition, the Opposition Leader had also disclosed that he was in conversation with President Carter, keeping him abreast with developments here.last_img read more

Madonna dumps Warner for $120 million Live Nation deal

first_imgMadonna’s landmark deal with concert promoter Live Nation Inc. marks the latest move by the music industry to find new ways to profit from artists as CD sales slip and the Internet changes the way music is delivered. The deal – officially announced Tuesday in a joint statement by Live Nation and the Material Girl – gives the company an all-encompassing stake in her music. Financial terms were not disclosed. But the 10-year deal is worth about $120million, said a person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the matter. For Live Nation, the signing of Madonna was part of a push to forge similar deals with a range of artists, from superstars to emerging talent, under its new Artist Nation division. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Madonna is the first step to making Live Nation into the next-generation music company,” Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino said during an investor conference call. “We believe it should help attract additional artists.” The strategy has been adopted by other recording companies. Britain’s EMI Group PLC signed a similar all-encompassing rights deal with Robbie Williams in 2002. Madonna made her move after her longtime record company, Warner Music Group Corp., refused to match the terms of the Live Nation offer. Madonna said in the statement that she was drawn to the deal with Live Nation because of the changes the music business has undergone in recent years. “The paradigm in the music business has shifted, and as an artist and a businesswoman, I have to move with that shift,” Madonna said. “For the first time in my career, the way that my music can reach my fans is unlimited. I’ve never wanted to think in a limited way and with this new partnership, the possibilities are endless.” The singer still owes Warner Bros. Records another studio album and a greatest-hits album. In its own written statement, Warner Music congratulated Madonna. “She is one of the most remarkable artists of our time,” the company said, reminding her fans that Warner Music will still issue her next album and owns her catalog of recordings from the past 25 years. The deal with Live Nation encompasses future music and music-related businesses, including the Madonna brand, albums, touring, merchandising, fan club and Web site, DVDs, music-related television and film projects, and associated sponsorship agreements, the company said. Under terms of the deal, Madonna, 49, would receive a signing bonus of about $18million and a roughly $17million advance for each of three albums, the person said. A portion of the compensation would involve stock. Madonna could also benefit significantly from the touring component of the agreement, which gives Live Nation the exclusive right to promote her tours, the person said. The company said it could release its first Madonna album in two to three years and stage a tour within two years. The deal has gotten mixed reactions on Wall Street, with some analysts questioning whether Live Nation can squeeze out a significant profit. Shares of Live Nation rose 3cents to $21.45 on Tuesday. Rapino said he doesn’t understand Wall Street’s skepticism. “I’m amazed that our stock hasn’t jumped considerably in that we’re absolutely delivering what we talked about for two years,” he said, referring to Live Nation’s efforts to grab a bigger slice of the music business beyond touring. Madonna’s last tour generated nearly $200million globally, and her last album, “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” sold nearly 8million copies worldwide, Live Nation said. Still, artists generally get 90percent of ticket sales from tours, with promoters taking the rest. Album sales, meanwhile, have been in decline for most of the decade and digital sales, while growing, remain a fraction of recorded music sales. Madonna would have to stage several successful tours, release a few albums and pull in significant other revenue for Live Nation to recover the money it must pay the singer.160Want 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

Napoli to beat Arsenal and Manchester City to £7m Croatian star?

first_imgNapoli have made Arsenal and Manchester City interest Sime Vrsaljko their main defensive transfer target.The Croatian defender has developed a reputation as one of the best full-backs in Italian football during his two seasons at Sassuolo.The Serie A side are desperate to keep hold of him but are reportedly bracing themselves for summer interest.Both Arsenal and Manchester City have been linked with the 24-year-old while Tottenham were credited with an interest in Vrsaljko last year.But, according to reports in Italy, Napoli are the front-runners to sign him, with a £7m bid said to be on its way.Sassuolo, however, want to hang on to him for as long as possible because they know his value will increase should he impress for Croatia at Euro 2016. 1 Sime Vrsaljko in action for Croatia last_img read more


first_imgFianna Fáil has expressed concern over the latest debacle involving SUSI applications ahead of the new academic year after the online application system crashed.Reacting to news that SUSI has been forced to extend its application deadline due to ‘technical difficulties’, Fianna Fáil’s Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue said the chaotic start for this year’s applications does not bode well.“I very much hope this is just a temporary glitch and not a sign of more chaos to come,” said Deputy McConalogue. “The SUSI system was a complete disaster last year, causing serious problems for thousands of students across the country. We have been reassured by the Education Minister Ruairí Quinn that these issues have been addressed and students will not face the same level of difficulties this year. That is why it’s particularly disappointing that thousands of students applying to SUSI ahead of yesterday’s deadline were unable to do so after the website crashed.“SUSI is an online grant application system and it only stands to reason that it would face increased traffic ahead of the deadline. This should have been anticipated and arrangements made to ensure the website could handle the level of applications. It is basic common sense.“This system is now in its second year and there is no excuse for the kind of chaos and upheaval we saw last year. The onus is on Minister Quinn to take charge of the situation and personally see to it that students who are entitled to a grant receive it without unnecessary delays this year.”  DONEGAL TD SLAMS CHAOTIC START TO SUSI APPLICATIONS AS SYSTEM CRASHES was last modified: August 2nd, 2013 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:DONEGAL TD SLAMS CHAOTIC START TO SUSI APPLICATIONS AS SYSTEM CRASHESlast_img read more

Women’s Soccer Falls to South Dakota, 2-1, in Thriller

first_imgThe Bulldogs controlled a staggering 62 percent of the possession and generated 11 more shots than the Coyotes, but were unable to convert until Helverson’s goal in the 86th minute. “Going on the road to another Summit League opponent coming off this loss will be a test for us,” Horner said. “I’m excited to see how our team responds and which of our players step up.”Print Friendly Version Story Links Next Game: “Libby’s goal was fantastic off a great ball from Bormann,” Horner said. “We need to be that clinical in the box every time and force goalkeepers to steal the game from us.” Preview WIU All-Access Olivia Bruce connected with Hannah Bormann in a dangerous area, and Bormann crossed a beauty of a ball into the box. Helverson volleyed a shot that ricocheted off a South Dakota defender and past the goalkeeper’s fingertips for her first score of the year. Bruce and Bormann were credited with assists on the go-ahead goal. “This is a disappointing result after we carried the game for so long,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “We were unable to convert on our many chances. To have 20 shots but only five on goal kept South Dakota in the game and put way too much pressure on our back four.” Full Schedule Roster at Western Illinois 9/20/2019 – 4 PM The Bulldogs uncorked a season-high 20 shot attempts and a season-best 12 corner kicks. Defensively, Drake limited South Dakota to a season-low nine shots. Both sides recorded five shots on goal. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team lost a dramatic match to South Dakota, 2-1, on Tuesday night at Cownie Soccer Complex. Sophomore midfielder Libby Helverson gave Drake a 1-0 lead in the 86th minute with a deflected goal, but the Coyotes quickly responded with the equalizer in the 87th minute and the game-winner in the 88th minute. Box Score (PDF) South Dakota answered swiftly with an impressive strike from Jordan Centineo that snuck just under crossbar in the 87th minute. Alexis Mitchell then converted on a penalty kick in the 88th minute to seal the win for the Coyotes. The Bulldogs return to action with a Friday tilt at Western Illinois. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Live Stats Watch Livelast_img read more