Bivol stops Barrera in 12th, defends light heavyweight title

first_imgLATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Mexico’s Uzcategui stops Dirrell for interim IBF crown GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Bivol wasn’t bothered by a cut near the right eye in the second round from what appeared to be a clash of heads that the ringside doctor checked a couple of times in the later rounds but never affected him.He began to assert control in the fourth, catching Barrera with a left early in the round and following with a flurry of punches and a couple solid hooks. He kept piling up the punches and appeared to have Barrera hurt again in the eight. , then scored again later in the fourth with some solid left hooks.Barrera fought hard from there but Bivol was just too fast and accurate, and hurt the challenger again in the eighth.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Bivol (13-0, 11 KOs) outlanded Barrera 243-75 in total punches, according the final stats, in the first of two light heavyweight title fights at Madison Square Garden. Sergey Kovalev then defended his WBO belt against Igor Mikhalkin.It was Bivol’s second defense of the title he was given when Andre Ward vacated it upon retirement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBarrera (21-2) was offered a fight first with Kovalev but chose instead to take less money for a shot at Bivol, perhaps counting on his experience over his 27-year-old opponent.But he had no answer for the champion’s speed and accuracy and did well to last as long as he did. His only previous loss had been to Ward. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City NEW YORK — Dmitry Bivol of Russia stopped Cuba’s Sullivan Barrera in the 12th round Saturday night to defend his WBA light heavyweight title.Bivol was dominating the fight and a little over a minute from winning an easy decision when he caught Barrera with a hard right to the head to set up the knockdown. Barrera was able to get up in time but the referee stopped the fight at 1:41 of the round.ADVERTISEMENTlast_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

Transparency, Accountability, Others Top NGO Coalition Strategic Dialogue

first_imgParticipants along with facilitators posed after the eventA non-governmental organization called National Coalition of Liberia (NCL) has elevated its strategic plan dialogue towards accountability, competence and transparency as a new management assumes office.NCL is a conglomeration of local NGOs that are working with a similar vision geared towards elevating the livelihood of people in poverty and creating a level playing field between government, concession companies and locals.In an effort to ensure that its objectives are realized, the NCL held a five-day retreat, which came to an end over the weekend at the entity’s resource center in Dwazon, Margibi County. It included the preparation of a five-year strategic plan intended to re-engage collaborating actors, to enhance the proper use of natural resources.NCL’s chairperson of management team Samuel Kwennah told the Daily Observer that the round-table dialogue  focuses not only on conflict resolution in the management of natural resources, but also seeks to strengthen  peaceful coexistence among member NGOs within the coalition.“NCL is critical to good governance. As such, we are interested in seeing that there is  proper management of natural resource sectors, which include forests,” Mr. Kwennah said.He added that there is impact from his coalition’s engagements with communities, concession companies, and the government.“Through our advocacy in 2015, 24 communities benefited from concession companies that failed to undertake their social corporate responsibilities; government also paid over US$1million to the natural resource governance trustee board for some development in the affected areas,” he said.“With the funds generated from government and companies by the trustee board, which is a part of NCL, a vocational center was built in Yarpah Town, River Cess County,” he said.Kwennah further said that an elementary school was built in Zoegar Bayo Town, in Grand Bassa County, while two clinics were built in River Gee County.“In Grand Gedeh County, we have succeeded in establishing a guesthouse and two elementary schools were built from the same advocacy as in Lofa,” he said.Kwennah is the program manager for the extractive industry and human rights program of Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU), which is a member NGO to the NCL.He said the formation of NCL was predicated upon a survey, which showed that conflicts, including the civil war that erupted over the years, came as a result of disenchantment over the poor management of natural resources.Mina Beyan, program director of Social Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development (SESDev), expressed how impressed she was with the level of collaboration among the NCL member organizations, and hoped more success stories can be told in the near future.She added that her NGO also provides legal support to local communities in Grand Kru, Sinoe, and a few other counties in the southeast. “Knowing that we are interested in engendering change, we advocate for the government to push concession companies to live up to their commitments. The people need good roads to transport their farm produce to markets, schools to educate their children, clinics for proper medical care and other social benefits necessary for elevating their living standards,” she said.“Although there are laws giving more leverage to County Legislative Caucuses to decide on what kind of development is carried out in their constituencies, we think there is a need for the local people to have more say in what they want; be it school, clinic or road,” Beyan said.A facilitator at Community Development Initiative (CDI) Nettie Diagor said more awareness and support are needed to help save forests and mangrove swamps from degradation.“People think that mangrove swamps are wastelands and so they throw trash in them and abuse them in so many other different ways,” Diagor said. “In Grand Cape Mount where we presently work, 13 communities fell trees for charcoal burning and constant and excessive fishing at Lake Piso are on the rise.”She noted that there is no need, however, to blame the residents involved in degrading forests by felling trees and extracting lots of fish from Lake Piso, because those activities are serving as their means of survival.“This is why CDI is now helping them do sustainable farming [small farms for food and little cash earning for family needs]. We are in collaboration with REDD+ of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), helping them with tools to work and educating them also on how they should make their vegetable beds for a fruitful harvest,” she said.The strategic plan dialogue workshop, which was facilitated by a team of experts in natural resource management, included Sarah Thomas from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.NCL is composed of 20 CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) and was formed in 2003 at the Accra Peace Accord (CPA) that brought an end to the protracted civil war and shared power among the warring factions in the transitional government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Canada Summer Games an “amazing” experience for Fiona Benson

first_imgBenson will next rejoin her Trinity Western University teammates next week as training camp gets underway for the upcoming season. The first races will be in October, with nationals in November in Ontario. Benson says that the games were a great experience, and that it was the first time she had been surrounded by so many athletes at an event.“The games were pretty amazing. I’ve never seen that many athletes in one place before. It was really neat to be in the middle of it for a whole week,” she says.Nerves played a part for Benson, especially in the lead up to her events.- Advertisement -“[I] definitely got nervous, usually a full day before my race,” she explains. “Especially my first one, sitting in the stands, and it was a pretty big atmosphere and watching everyone compete.”Her first event was the steeplechase, where she finished in seventh. Despite having a few mishaps in previous races, she was confident enough to let things play out as she prepared for the race.“I’ve had a couple experiences with the steeplechase. I’ve done it twice, and both times I’ve fallen in the first water pit,” she admits. “It still feels like a new race for me, so I was thinking about the hurdles, and counting on, once I got into the race, that the race would just play itself out.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Crown won’t pursue charges against 14 pipeline opponents in northern B.C.

first_imgIn the statement, Crown counsel Trevor Shaw says the decision not to pursue the charges relates to whether information was available on the injunction.“One element of criminal contempt relates to knowledge (whether direct, inferred or otherwise) of the terms of the injunction,” he said.“After a review of the evidence at this point, the BCPS is not satisfied that there is the necessary evidentiary basis for a substantial likelihood of conviction.”The injunction originally included a term requiring that a copy of the order be posted on the company’s website, as well as near a bridge where the pipeline opponents and members of the First Nation had established a gate on the logging road that Coastal GasLink needs to access for its project.Advertisement PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -The B.C. prosecution service says it does not have enough evidence to pursue charges of criminal contempt against 14 people who were arrested in January when RCMP enforced an interim court injunction at a pipeline blockade on the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s traditional territory.The prosecution service says in a statement submitted to the B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George that the cases were referred to it for potential prosecution of criminal contempt on Feb. 4.After a review, it says it is not satisfied there is enough evidence for a substantial likelihood of conviction.- Advertisement -It says those charges are separate from Criminal Code charges arising from the same events and it has approved a charge of assaulting a police officer with a weapon against one of the 14 individuals arrested.Police made the arrests on Jan. 7 as they enforced an injunction obtained by Coastal GasLink, which is building a natural gas pipeline from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat.The company says it has signed agreements with all 20 elected First Nation governments along the pipeline path, but some members of the Wet’suwet’en have said it has no jurisdiction without the consent of its hereditary chiefs.Advertisement But the prosecution service says the required posting at the bridge was deleted by order of the court on Jan. 4.The events on Jan. 7 were also dynamic and did not include various steps or actions relating to notice that might have arisen in a different context, the statement said.last_img read more

Arsenal must sign a top class striker and Welbeck could be a good option, says club legend

first_imgArsenal legend Frank McLintock has told Arsene Wenger he must sign another top class striker if Olivier Giroud is ruled out long-term.Wenger fears Giroud will be missing until the New Year with an ankle injury and, according to McLintock, there is no one in the current squad who can replace the Frenchman.Yaya Sanogo is the only other recognised striker, while Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski and Alexis Sanchez have been used in central roles before, but McLintock insists none of those players have the necessary qualities to fill in for Giroud.“He [Wenger] badly needs another top class striker,” said McLintock, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Sanogo, he is quite sprightly and works very hard, but technically he is way behind being a player that can play for one of the teams in the top four.“When you look at Man City and one or two of the other clubs up there they are way ahead of us as far as centre forward positions [are concerned].“I know he has mentioned Podolski playing there and Walcott playing there and occasionally they can play there, but not if a player like Giroud is out for two or three months.“When you are running form the wide positions there is room and you can see everything in front of you but when you move to a centre forward role, with your back to goal against tight defences, I don’t think it works very often at all.“A guy who scores you 25 goals a season often wins you a championship, and I don’t think we have got that.”Arsenal have been linked with a move for Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck, and McLintock believes he would be a positive signing.“I think he would be a good addition,” he added.“He is still a young lad, he has had a lot of experience playing for Man United and he would give us a definite option, because last year Giroud was running himself into the ground.“There were some games where he was very tired and we had no one really to step into that position.”last_img read more

Boca Juniors arrive in Madrid to end Copa saga

first_img0Shares0000Carlos Tevez greets Boca Juniors supporters as his team arrive in Madrid for the delayed second leg of the Copa Libertadores final © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Dec 5 – Boca Juniors landed in Spain on Wednesday as they prepare to end the long-running Copa Libertadores final saga over two weeks after a fan assault threw the fixture into doubt.Boca players were greeted by an army of fans outside their hotel in Madrid as they prepare to finally dispute the second leg of the final against arch-rivals River Plate on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, with the scores level at 2-2 after the first match at Boca’s La Bombanera ground almost a month ago. The match has been delayed ever since River fans attacked the Boca team bus hours before the match was supposed to take place at River’s El Monumental stadium on November 24.River jetted off from Buenos Aires on Wednesday afternoon, with Boca already in the Spanish capital in order to contest the decisive leg of the biggest match in Argentine football history at a venue at which they had both initially refused to play.Over the weekend River joined Boca in saying that it was “incomprehensible” that the game had been moved to Spain, insisting that the club bore no responsibility for the “faults in the security operation” for the high profile fixture in Buenos Aires.On Tuesday Boca hero Juan Roman Riquelme slammed the decision to move the match away from Buenos Aires to Spain, saying that it would make one of the world’s fiercest derbies “the most expensive friendly in history”.“The final is losing a bit of its magic,” Cristian Farfalla, a young Boca Juniors supporter who made the transatlantic trip from Argentina, told AFP.“Honestly, I would have preferred the game to be played over there (in Argentina). But on the other side, I have the chance to be able to come and see it, which I wouldn’t normally have been able to do.”On Monday the two clubs each put 5,000 tickets on sale to supporters in Argentina at 3,600 pesos (84 euros), or a quarter of the average monthly Argentine salary.Meanwhile in Spain 20,000 tickets were put on sale for Boca fans outside Argentina on Tuesday, and a source close to the match organisers told AFP that the same number of tickets would go on sale to River supporters who live abroad.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Leading cafe requires kitchen porter

first_imgLeading Letterkenny restaurant, the Uptown Cafe requires a kitchen porter. If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to uptownlk@gmail.com for the attention of Colin or alternatively, CVs can be dropped in directly to the cafe.The closing date for all applications is Monday, May 14th next at 2pm. Job Vacancy: Leading cafe requires kitchen porter was last modified: May 9th, 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:jobkitchen porterUptown CafeVacancywantedlast_img read more

Gamblers’ Anonymous Convention to be held in Ballybofey

first_imgA gamblers’ anonymous convention is being held at the Villa Rose Hotel & Spa in Ballybofey this weekend.The theme for the weekend is “experience, strength, and hope.”The convention will provide assistance for men and women who have a problem with gambling and are seeking help to stop, or for those affected by gambling addiction. Gam-Anon is a fellowship for people; husbands, wives, family, close friends – all those who have been affected by gambling.Gambling is one of the fastest growing addictions in Ireland today.There has been a huge rise in the number of young people affected by gambling, mainly because of ease of access to online gambling.For further convention details contact (087) 2431911 or see the Gamblers Anonymous website www.gamblersanonymous.ie Gamblers’ Anonymous Convention to be held in Ballybofey was last modified: March 3rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Ballybofeygam-anongamblers anonymouslast_img read more

Attire tips for business success

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Dress one level higher than your clients, your employees, students and the dress code of a prospective employer. Alfaro defines three levels of business casual: 1) executive, which is very close to traditional business attire; 2) standard, which means you lose the third piece (the jacket); and 3) basic, less expensive clothing but something above jeans. “They are always a no-no because they send the wrong message,” she contends, favoring khaki instead. Women: Remember your concern should be business, not fashion. Alfaro has found that some women mix up their priorities and wear provocative outfits and open-toed shoes, both of which she considers out of place at work. Women looking to move up “should look the part and talk with a voice of authority,” says Alfaro, whose clients include CPAs and attorneys. “I had one client, a CPA, who called for information after being passed over for a promotion. I had to strain to hear her.” Think of yourself as an interior designer remaking a room. Dear Readers, I have a confession to make: My husband is fond of dressing down at work. To give you an idea, one day a pizza deliveryman who ran into him at the office door thought he was a homeless man begging for food, not a professional who worked inside. Granted it was a dark winter night and he was wearing a ratty parka, but still. Now that he’s being promoted to direct a research center, I wanted to get some dress-up tips for him. When I found a coach who warned, “Business casual can be an occupational hazard,” I knew I was on the right track. Mercedes Alfaro, a former IBM trainer and manager who, three years ago, founded First Impression Management, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based image-consulting firm, offered lots of good tips. In addition to helping my husband and inspiring me, I hope they prove useful to you, and maybe even someone you love. It’s essential to be good at what you do, but it’s even better to have others believe in your competence. That means being mindful of the first impression you make, and each impression after that. “What is your goal? Keep that in mind as you assess your dress and your body language,” Alfaro says. “Are you walking through the door with confidence? Think about your posture, your smile, your handshake.” “There are so many different styles, and whatever you choose is a reflection of you, of who you are,” Alfaro says. If who you are is someone who wants to appear slimmer, there are several tricks of the trade. One is to dress in the same color, tip to toe. Alfaro is fond of a navy blue suit, blue stockings and blue shoes. For an accent, she may add a small broach or a scarf. Avoid the common mistake of wearing baggy clothes. “Choose form-fitting outfits that draw the eye in the opposite direction,” Alfaro advises. For example, if you are blessed with an enhanced bust line but want to minimize it, wear a darker color on top. If you have “a prominent tummy and derriere, choose a long jacket that flows smoothly over the body.” Then tell that pizza deliveryman to go away you didn’t order any. In fact, you’re on your way to the gym. (For information about Alfaro’s coaching seminars and services, check out her Web site, www.fim-inc.com.) Leslie Whitaker is co-author of “The Good Girl’s Guide to Negotiating.” Write her at goodgirls@contentthatworks.com.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