ROUND 5: Matthysse down again with 5 seconds left in the round

first_imgPhilippines’ Manny Pacquiao (R) fights Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANManny Pacquiao started to put Lucas Matthyssee to the ropes at the start of the round, hitting several two-punch combinations to the face of the Argentinian.Matthysse managed to land several stiff jabs to the face of Pacquiao when the fight transitioned to the middle of the ring.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ROUND 4: Pacquiao keeps Matthysse off tempo with jabs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES 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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?center_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ That lasted for less than a minute with Pacquiao immediately pushing the offense.Referee Kenny Bayless gave both fighters a warning regarding head butts as Matthyssee tried to match Pacquiao’s aggression.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Matthysse found some opportunities in the later part of the round but knelt with five seconds left in the round. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

Govt’s reckless move has stained Guyana’s reputation

first_imgDear Editor,APNU/AFC’s motion in Guyana’s Parliament honouring Abdul Kadir — a man convicted of conspiracy for terrorism against America — was severely, rightfully and broadly blasted in and out of Guyana. The Guyanese people’s position to APNU/AFC is, “Speak for yourself”, not for the people of Guyana.The Opposition PPP has distanced itself from the Parliamentary motion. The Private Sector Commission and other organisations have chastised APNU/AFC for passing the motion praising Kadir for being a “great man”. The letter columns and social media postings have been dominated by the unequivocal rejection of the motion by the Guyanese people. America, Canada, the UK, the EU have all unequivocally rejected the motion and blasted APNU/AFC in unusually stern language.In a single but reckless move, APNU/AFC stained Guyana’s reputation as a country unwavering in its posture against terrorism of any kind. Guyana’s solid international standing against domestic and international terrorism is now under serious suspicion. APNU/AFC has left Guyana open to scrutiny as a centre for the export of terrorism. This is political malfeasance, and this is yet another example why the Guyanese people overwhelmingly have no confidence in APNU/AFC.People are shaking their heads and asking themselves, “Can these people be so stupid?”In damage control mode, APNU/AFC first tried to deny they ever honoured a man jailed for conspiracy to commit a terrorist act, insisting they were simply acknowledging Kadir served in the National Assembly. They asserted they were merely expressing sympathy to Kadir’s family for their loss.When that silly stunt did not work, they tried to blame the Clerk of the National Assembly, saying that it was his handiwork. The Speaker of the National Assembly tried to soften the outrage by timidly suggesting he had placed the motion on the Order Paper. Even if the Clerk or the Speaker or anyone else had written the text of the motion, the motion had to be presented by a sitting MP, and that MP would need the support of at least the party that MP belongs to.The Order Paper of that day confirms the motion was a Government business in the name of Minister Patterson-Yearwood, an APNU+AFC Cabinet Member and a member of the PNC. It was not in the name of the Speaker, and not in the name of the Clerk. This deception was entirely intended to kerfuffle the issue.No matter how they try to distant themselves, how they spin this debacle, they were totally responsible for the presentation and passage of the motion honouring Abdul Kadir in Parliament.Patterson-Yearwood, in desperation, screamed out she only praised Kadir as a “great man” because Amna Ally told her to do so. APNU+AFC, through their own mouths, loudly praised Kadir on behalf of the Guyanese people, and they voted for passage 100 per cent.Their praise for Kadir in Parliament was either a direct challenge of the authenticity of the Americans’ charges against him, or siding with the crimes with which the Americans had charged him, and for which they convicted him. They said nothing when Kadir was intercepted in Trinidad and taken to America. They said nothing when the Americans charged Kadir. They said nothing when Kadir was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. They said nothing when he died in an American jail. This APNU/AFC motion in Parliament expressing regret for his death and sympathy to his family for losing a “great man” is either a direct rebuke of the Americans for fake charges against Kadir, or an APNU/AFC full endorsement of Kadir’s conspiracy. If APNU/AFC cannot see that their motion can only be seen from those perspectives, then they are truly incompetent and insensitive, and are not deserving of being the Government of Guyana.Kadir is either a “great man” or he is a convicted criminal who died in jail. In their presentation of the motion in Parliament, the presenting Minister made clear they were honouring a “great man” for his work in Guyana’s Parliament and for his service on behalf of the people of Guyana. Did Kadir serve the interest and welfare of the people of Guyana when he conspired to commit a terrorist act in America; a crime for which he was convicted? Did he serve the people of Guyana when he served Iran as a spy, as alleged by the Americans when they presented evidence in court? If APNU/AFC have reasons to doubt these charges, why have they been silent for so long?Our Government decided to thumb its nose on America, and in fact poke America in her eyes and then claim they did it on our behalf. In enshrining in the annals of our Parliament praises for Kadir, APNU/AFC, on behalf of all of us, said it is okay to export terrorism. The Guyanese people say, “No!”Sincerely,Dr Leslie Ramsammylast_img read more

Premier League young team of year: The best 11 players under 23 this season?

first_img Harry Kane: Tottenham (striker, 22) 11 Dele Alli: Tottenham (central midfield, 20) 11 Nathan Ake: Watford (left back, 21) Jack Butland: goalkeeper (23 years old) – click the arrow above, right, to see an XI featuring the best young players this season – talkSPORT thinks this would be a pretty decent young team going on performances this season. Players who were 23 at the start of the season have been selected and as you will see, it is quite an attacking team. Hopefully plenty of goals here… 11 Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool (wide forward, 23) 11 11 11 11 Eric Dier: Tottenham (central midfield, 22) Kevin Wimmer: Tottenham (centre back, 23) Raheem Sterling: Man City (wide forward, 21) 11 John Stones: Everton (centre back, 21) Hector Bellerin: Arsenal (right back, 21) 11 Now the PFA have announced the shortlist for Young Player of the Year, talkSPORT looks at who would make an XI featuring the youngsters.Players must be 23 at the start of the current season to be considered and in addition, the Football League have also announced their three-man list for Young Player of the Year, with Fulham’s Moussa Dembele, Leeds’ Lewis Cook and Walsall’s Rico Henry forming the trio.Click the arrow above, right, to see the Premier League team and let us know who you would take out and add. Warning: may contain Tottenham players. 11 11 Romelu Lukaku: Everton (striker, 22)last_img read more

Leicester tribute feat, Fuchs, Schwarzer and celebrity fan! Alan Brazil podcast

first_imgListen back to some of the highlights of another top week on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. This week’s podcast features a tribute to Premier League winners Leicester with defender Christian Fuchs, goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and Kasabian guitarist, and huge Foxes fan, Serge Pizzorno.The lads also take a look back to how the world of football reacted to Claudio Ranieri’s appointment (and how wrong they were!), PLUS interviews with former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek and ex-Tottenham and Newcastle striker Les Ferdinand.Enjoy!last_img


first_imgEndsCaptionChristy Lynch (back) of Efficient Plumbing and Heating who won the Best Established Business Category in last year’s IBYE contest in Donegal, pictured with some of the other short-listed entrants. Christy says that winning the competition was a huge boost and their business has reaped the rewards as a result.Business owners in Donegal who are under 30 are being urged not to pass up the chance to win a significant cash-boost of €20,000 for their business by entering the contest for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur before next Friday July 31st.The competition that has a total of €50,000 up for grabs in Donegal, includes a prize of €20,000 in the Best Established Business category for anyone under 30 who has been in business over two years.Last year’s winner in the Best Established Business category, Christy Lynch of Efficient Plumbing and Heating said the cash prize was a fantastic help to their business. “Sometimes an established business might think that it’s too time consuming to enter a contest like this, but if you take the time it can be very rewarding.Winning the cash prize in the best established business category was a fantastic boost for our business cash flow, it allowed us to do mare marketing and attend more trade shows and we are now getting more business as a result of that,” he said.There’s a similar investment prize of €20,000 to be won in the Best Start-Up Category while anyone in the age bracket with a new brilliant new idea could walk away with a €10,000 investment prize.Head of Enterprise in Donegal Enterprise Office, Michael Tunney said that the feedback from applicants last year was that, in addition to the prize money, the Business Bootcamps for all short-listed entrants had been of tremendous assistance. “It is a really nice incentive for applicants to try and capture the investment prizes, but even if they don’t, taking part in the Business Bootcamps will help them fine tune their business plans, learn new enterprise skills and avail of the highest quality one to one mentoring and business coaching.”What’s more he added, anyone who has entered before can re-apply although there may be some conditions attached.“If someone entered the contest last year they can still reapply. It might be the case that they fall into a different category this year or it may be the case that their business has developed since then and they have an add-on to the product they entered with last year. I’d say to anyone who had entered before and who hasn’t done so this time around, is that they really shouldn’t let this fantastic opportunity pass.”Mr Tunney urged anyone with queries or seeking further information Donegal Local Enterprise Office: 07491 60735 or e.mail or download the application at www.ibye.ieBut, he stressed that the deadline for the competition is fast approaching and he urged Donegal’s young entrepreneurs to get their applications in before the July 31 deadline. “The applications can be made online at but once the deadline is gone, so too will the opportunity, so I’d urge businesses to get their entries in quickly,” he concluded.DONEGAL’S YOUNG BUSINESS OWNERS URGED NOT TO MISS €20,000 was last modified: July 24th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgFresh snow overnight has left many roads across Donegal in a dangerous state.Conditions at Mountaintop in Letterkenny are already deteriorating this morning. Pic Donegal Daily.Motorists are being asked to drive with extreme care while going to work and leaving children to schools.Donegal County Council has advised that the back of Errigal road has closed to traffic because of heavy falls of snow. And Met Eireann is warning that there will be further snowfalls throughout the day as Donegal looks set to be one of the worst-hit counties throughout the day.FRESH SNOW LEAVES MANY OF DONEGAL’S ROADS DANGEROUS THIS MORNING was last modified: January 29th, 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)last_img read more

Twitter’s Growth Slows Dramatically

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification After news about the landing of US Airways 1549 in the Hudson first broke on Twitter in January 2009, the microblogging service quickly captured the imagination of a new group of potential users. Throughout the first months of 2009, Twitter grew at a rapid pace, peaking at a growth rate of 13% in March 2009.Now, however, according to the latest data from HubSpot, Twitter’s growth is slowing dramatically. In October 2009, Twitter’s growth rate had fallen to 3.5%. On a positive note, though, the average active user on Twitter today is more engaged than six months ago. Related Posts Tags:#news#NYT#twitter#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos HubSpot’s analysis also shows that more Twitter users now include bios (54%), links (65%) and location data (41%) in their profiles.International Footprint IncreasesAs we pointed out earlier this month, social media analytics firm Sysomos also noted that most of Twitter’s growth is currently happening internationally. According to HubSpot’s analysis of over 5 million Twitter accounts, 40% of the top 20 Twitter locations are now outside of North America. In July 2009, only 15% were from outside North America.For Twitter, this means that its current user base is making better use of the service, but the company also has to worry that its growth is slowing down. Maybe some of the earlier high growth rates were inflated by spam accounts, but a 3.5% growth rate is very low and the overall trend is only pointing down at this time.center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… frederic lardinois Most Twitter users, however – even if they are now more engaged on average – still have fewer than 100 followers. Only 18% of all Twitter users have more than 100 followers. A total of 81% of all users are currently also following less than 100 people. Just six months ago, the average user was just following around 40 accounts. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

US Bribes

first_imgFive Indian government ministries are investigating allegations that scores of Indian officials were bribed by American firms last year to secure government contracts.India’s U.S. ambassador Meera Shankar sought the investigation in May following an American report on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-Corruption Enforcement, which identified eight American companies that had bribed Indian officials, including those from the Indian Navy, Indian Railways and the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB). In her letter, Shankar cited bribes to Indian navy officials by the York International Corporation for heating and refrigeration equipment: “An employee of the agent admitted to making routine payments to Indian navy officials to secure business for York between 2000 and 2006. Payments were typically less than $1,000, but over time amounted to approximately $132,500 on 215 orders.” Dow Chemicals’ subsidiary DE-Nocil Crop Protection Ltd made “improper payments of approximately $200,000,” including $39,700 to an official in India’s Central Insecticides Board to expedite registration of three of the company’s products, according to Shankar.Other “improper payments” were made by Mario Covino of Control Companies to the MSEB; by Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation’s Indian subsidiary, Pioneer Friction Ltd to employees of Indian Railways; and by AT Kearney India to state-owned enterprises, the letter says. Related Itemslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Egypt vs Uruguay Review

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementA late winner by defender Jose Gimenez in the 90th minute drowned the Egyptians in their opening match in the FIFA world cup 2018. With Suarez and Cavani coming close to scoring on various occasions, it was defender Jose Gimenez who ensured it was team in blue and white that came out victorious in this match.Although Suarez may have a huge sigh of relief, he squandered many opportunities to fire Uruguay into the lead in the match. He had the chance to score a goal from close range just before the brink of halftime but couldn’t capitalize as he scuffed it into the side netting. The Pharoahs goal keeper was at his brilliant best pulling out inhuman saves on numerous occassions. Cavani’s spectacular effort was saved brilliantly by El-Shenawy, who was a wall behind the Egyptian defense. His heroics went in vain as a surging header from Gimenez broke his resilience.El-Shenawy’s Best save of the match :Egypt vs Uruguay has been such a boring game despite Uruguay’s goal…Egypt’s goalkeeper El – Shenawy with the highlight of the game and putting himself in the shop window with a brilliant save from CavaniCredit to Egypt too for a resolute performance!🔥— Steve Trendall (@stevetrendall) June 15, 2018It is quite unfortunate that Egypt had to miss the services of their star player Mohamed Salah on such a big occasion. The absence of Salah could be seen as Egypt looked concise while attacking.A hard fought victory for Uruguay but a bitter and unlucky loss for Egypt.Read also :FIFA World Cup 2018: Morocco vs Iran PreviewFIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 2last_img read more