DeGale vacates IBF super middleweight title

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town 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 MOST READ FILE – Badou Jack punches James DeGale during their WBC/IBF Super Middleweight Unification bout at the Barclays Center on January 14, 2017 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPLONDON — James DeGale announced Wednesday that he has vacated his IBF super middleweight title.“I have relinquished my IBF title as I look to secure big fights in the final chapter of my career,” the 32-year-old DeGale wrote on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT “This is the final phase of my career where I want to be involved in the biggest fights possible. My team have been working very hard behind the scenes and we’ve got some exciting news to announce soon.”DeGale became the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a professional world title when in 2015 he outpointed Andre Dirrell in Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe has since defended it largely on American soil, including drawing a unification fight with Badou Jack and reclaiming his title following an unexpected defeat by Caleb Truax in London, but is expected to conclude his career in Britain. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Magnolia boosts playoff hopes with crucial win over NLEX Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

FIFA Sanctions another Change

first_imgThe two-tiered games between Liberia and Cote D’Ivoire aren’t only getting exciting but also interesting with the frequent changes of scheduled dates.However, as the days draw nearer, many Liberians and Ivoirians are eager to see the 13th and 15th matches.Besides the three changes of the dates, there has also been another change in match officials.According to the LFA Acting Secretary General, Emmanuel Deah, world football governing body FIFA has sanctioned the change of the 1st Assistant Referee for the first leg on Friday, November 13 at the ATS in Monrovia.Assistant Referee Mohamed Bitouta of Tunisa has been replaced by his countryman Herch Ramsi.Another Tunisian referee, Youssef Essrayri, has been named to take charge of Liberia’s first leg clash in the second preliminary round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup-Russia qualifier with the Elephants of Ivory Coast. Meanwhile, fellow countrymen Jridi Faouzi as the 2nd assistant and Slim Jdidi as fourth assistant will assist him.The referee assessor is Fall Ousmane from Senegal and the Commissioner is Mohamed Omar Abubaker from Kenya.Center referee Essrayri is no stranger to Ivory Coast. The Tunisian took charge of the international friendly between Morocco and Ivory Coast on October 9, which finished 1-0 in favor of the Elephants. It was Seydou Doumbia’s header from a corner in the 59th minute that separated the two sides in the Moroccan city of Agadir. The no-nonsense referee has issued a record 250 yellow cards and 21 red cards in 67 matches.In related news, the Lone Star of Liberia goes into the November 13 encounter seeking its first win against the Ivory Coast at the senior level. Liberia’s results against the Elephants after 13 meetings are three draws and 10 losses.Nine of the 13 meetings were played on Ivoirian soil, with the last taking place over 20 years ago.The two sides last played to 1-1 draw in a friendly encounter on June 16, 1995 in Ivory Coast.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Inspired See what else Holland has to offer here

first_imgInspired? See what else Holland has to offer here: Find cheap flights to Amsterdam and take the train to The Hague’s city centre to check out these ten top things to see and do.1. Get a glimpse of royaltyThe heart of The Hague is the Paleis Noordeinde, the official seat of the King of the Netherlands. The palace itself is not open to the public (though you’ll get a good picture of it from Noordeinde road), but you can visit the beautiful palace gardens and the royal stables which house the King’s carriages including the Gouden Koets and his horses, who paw at the cobblestones here. Admission to the gardens is free and they are open daily from sunrise to sunset. 3. Shop ‘til you dropDoes your perfect holiday mean shopping? Then you’re going to love The Hague! The city centre’s narrow alleys and historic squares are home to everything from large stores to small boutiques, hip designer shops to luxury shoe stores. Check out De Bijenkorf department store at the Grote Markstraat for top international fashion brands or head to Prinsestraat in the historic Hofkwartier to shop in high quality boutiques such as The Art of Camouflage (for exquisite mens shirts) and Berlage Kantoor & Kado (for luxury stationery, picture frames and maps). 6. See the works of Escher in the palaceThe world of M. C. Escher is a weird one, with water flowing upwards, hands drawing themselves on sheets of paper and frogs that melt into the background before turning into birds. The impressive works of the artist, born in 1898 in Leeuwarden and world-famous for his optical illusions and impossible figures, are exhibited in a former royal palace in the centre of the city. Admission to the museum is €9 for adults and €6.50 for children aged 7–15. Closed Mondays. 9. Find the perfect souvenirWant to find a unique souvenir? Head to the city’s Lange Voorhout antique and book market, every Thursday and Sunday from mid-September to mid-May, for a vast array of antiques, works of art, old books, prints and paintings. You can easily spend a full afternoon browsing the stalls at a relaxed pace here. There are usually around 75 of them, open 10am to 6pm. 8. See selfies of the golden agePrince William V of Orange was a keen art collector, and today his hoard is on display to the public at the Mauritshuis, an elegant seventeenth century mansion which houses hundreds of paintings by masters from Holland’s golden age, including its best-known work, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Over autumn and winter 2015 the museum will be presenting an exhibition entitled The Dutch Self-portrait – a very intimate and personal genre. There is no surcharge for special exhibitions, standard admission is €14 for adults and free to everyone under 19. On Mondays the museum doesn’t open until 1pm, making Monday afternoons a quiet time to visit. Tuesday to Sunday it is open from 10am until 6pm (8pm on Thursdays). 10. Enjoy the city’s nightlifeThe Hague is home to a vibrant nightlife and you’ll find something going on every night of the week here. The Plein in the centre of town near the Mauritshuis is the liveliest place to head for, with numerous bars. One of the best is Cloos, where resident DJs get the party going every Friday and Saturday. 5. Spend the night at the Grand Hotel Amrâth KurhausRather stay at the beach? The inviting and stylish Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus offers luxury accommodation in the seaside resort of Scheveningen, just 10 miles from the city. The intricate red brick and creamy stone façade towers impressively over the beach and is the undisputed centrepiece of the resort. Enjoy its unique historic atmosphere and the unbeatable view from any of its rooms or suites, or dine in the hotel restaurant which boasts the largest terrace in Scheveningen and has a three-course menu for a very reasonable €34.50pp including plenty of locally landed seafood. Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 4. Stay at the Hotel Des IndesThe five-star Hotel Des Indes is located in the heart of the city and canot be missed – not least for its bright lemon yellow exterior. Originally designed by architect A. Rodenberg and built in 1858 as a luxury private residence, it has been a hotel for over 130 years and is today considered one of the finest buildings in the city. Over the years, the amazing views from its elegant rooms have astounded legendary stars such as Mata Hari and Josephine Baker. The Hotel Des Indes now offers modern amenities such as a health club with a heated pool, sauna, steam room and solarium, while the elegant historic feel continues through its restaurants, bars and lounges. Upgrade to an executive room to get a view of the city. RelatedHolidays in Holland: 10 things to see and do in UtrechtThe beautiful city of Utrecht lies in the heart of Holland. Thanks the students to for Utrecht’s buzzing café and bar scene – and low prices. But this is no university service town, with its canals and cobbled lanes Utrecht has an appealing beauty that is best explored on two…Top 15 attractions and things to do in ViennaThis grand city of Europe is a centre of museums, coffee houses and palaces – check out what you could be getting up to in Vienna on your next city break.Top 15 attractions and things to do in TokyoA fascinating mix of the hyper-new and the ancient, you can see the second-tallest structure in the world – the Tokyo Skytree – on the same day as visiting a 1,400-year-old temple in Asakusa. Here’s our list of Tokyo’s top attractions, as eclectic as the city itself. 7. Get on your bikeTake a relaxing bike ride from The Hague along the North Sea coast to the charming resort of Scheveningen. The coastal town is famous for its pier, the luxurious Kurhaus hotel and its wealth of bars and beachfront cafés. Stroll along the boulevard or out onto the pier before mooring yourself at the harbour for a local seafood lunch with views of the bobbing boats. Try Catch by Simonis for fried sole served with Stellendam shrimp (€19.95) or a full seafood platter (€29.95) on the roof terrace overlooking the marina. 2. See the seaThe Hague sits on Holland’s North Sea coast and the city’s beaches are just 15 minutes from its historic centre. Take tram #12 from the city centre to Duindorp then take a five minute walk through the dunes to reach the Zuiderstrand, a long sandy beach that is often deserted – as well as being a great vantage point for watching the ships slide by. last_img read more