Amir Khan recovers to beat Samuel Vargas on points

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Colombian-born Vargas, a former North American champion, had already been put down himself when he stunned Khan and the capacity crowd.But, with potential next opponent Kell Brook watching at ringside, Khan recovered on his stool, came out and floored Vargas again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The 31-year-old Khan (33-4), a former world super lightweight champion, was unable to finish the job and eventually had to settle for a unanimous points victory from the grueling fight.Vargas’ record dropped to 29-4 plus two draws. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Amir Khan, left, knocks down Samuel Vargas in action during their welterweight contest at Arena Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)BIRMINGHAM, England — English welterweight Amir Khan had to climb off the canvas to continue his comeback with a points win over Samuel Vargas on Saturday.In his second fight since returning to the ring after a two-year absence, Khan was knocked to the floor in the final seconds of the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serena Williams’ US Open implosionscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 View commentslast_img read more

Wrestler’s attorney suggests haircut due to ref’s tardiness

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Dominic Speziali issued a statement Monday in which Andrew Johnson’s parents said Maloney didn’t attend the weigh-in that day. They also say that when Maloney evaluated the teen before the match, he didn’t raise any issues with the length of his hair or the need to wear a head covering.Maloney didn’t respond to a request for comment Monday. The organization that oversees the state’s high school athletics announced Saturday that he won’t be assigned to any matches until the incident is reviewed.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 ChrissMichael Cherenson, spokesman for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, said the organization had reached out to groups that assign referees “and they’ve all agreed” not to assign Alan Maloney to any event until further noticeAn SNJ Today reporter tweeted a video of Johnson getting his hair cut. The video was shared widely on social media, with users calling the incident “racist,” ″cruel” and “humiliating.” In the statement issued Monday, Johnson’s parents also thanked those who have shown support for their son.“Andrew has been deeply moved by the thunderous outpouring of unsolicited support — including from an Olympic wrestler, leading civil rights advocates and elected officials — after the shocking pre-match ultimatum,” the statement said.“Wrestling has taught Andrew to be resilient in the face of adversity. As we move forward, we are comforted by both the strength of Andrew’s character and the support he’s received from the community. We will do all that we can to make sure that no student-athlete is forced to endure what Andrew experienced.” MOST READ View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2018, file image taken from a video provided by SNJTODAY.COM, Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson gets his hair cut courtside minutes before his match in Buena, N.J., after a referee told Johnson he would forfeit his bout if he didn’t have his dreadlocks cut off. A lawyer for Johnson is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee’s tardiness. (Michael Frankel/SNJTODAY.COM via AP)BUENA, N.J. — A lawyer for a high school wrestler whose dreadlocks were cut off after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfeit minutes before his match is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee’s tardiness.Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson, who is black, had a cover over his hair, but referee Alan Maloney, who is white, said that wouldn’t do. Johnson won Wednesday’s match but appeared visibly distraught.ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets sign free agent guard Austin Rivers SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Health Ministry’s Post-Ebola ‘Transition Plan’

first_imgThe Ministry of Health (MOH) has drawn up an ambitious six-month plan for the immediate transition from Ebola virus disease (EVD) response to the restoration of basic health services.It is no secret that the nation’s health sector completely collapsed in 2014 when the deadly EDV tested the “gains” that health stakeholders boasted they had attained before Ebola struck.Despite their declared gains, stakeholders still admitted in their 2100-word transitional plan that weaknesses existed. MOH authorities attributed those weaknesses in the nation’s health system to what they described as “multiple factors such as capacity, systemic, financial, contextual issues relative to the prolonged period of instability and structural flaws.” Those things were left “unaddressed while rebuilding,” and “all combined and collapsed the system with the onslaught of the EVD outbreak,” they said.Health authorities confessed that as a consequence of those “weaknesses,” “massive deaths occurred in the affected communities, including an unprecedented number of healthcare workers.  Out of 340 reported EVD cases among health care workers the death toll was 179. Such mass post-conflict casualty and the resulting trauma and strains on the society have eroded public confidence [in the health sector].” The Ministry’s transitional plan, which was ear-marked to be realized by June 2015, targets eight thematic areas, some of which had long since before EVD, been a part of the blueprints of the Ministry.Those areas selected for immediate action towards restoration of basic health services include building a good Human resource capacity, Laboratory services at health facilities, EVD funds realignment and Infrastructure such as ETUs and Community care centers (CCC). Others are logistics and supplies, surveillance, preparedness and response, community engagement and coordination.It is not clear if President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recently announced 10-year program to develop the nation’s healthcare system includes the Ministry’s 6-month transitional plan, which some health commentators have described as having “more holes and won’t amount to anything tangible in the six-month time frame.”The President said in her April 3rd address to the nation that her administration would embark on the 10 year plan because Ebola had exposed the weaknesses in the sector.The program’s areas of concentration, according to Madam President, would be to train health care professionals, improve and expand services at primary and secondary healthcare centers, upgrade county hospitals and establish three regional referral hospitals in the country.These objectives are to be achieved in 10 years not six months. However, President Sirleaf’s administration ends in 2017 In the President’s nationwide address, she admitted “We were invaded by an enemy we did not know and were not prepared to confront and which caused the deaths of many of our fellow citizens and robbed many more of their livelihoods.”Since the Ministry’s plan was not included in the President’s speech, is it possible for the Ministry to achieve them?Under the human resource capacity component of the plan, the Ministry has at least six priority areas to include taking stock of foreign medical teams and deploying them, based on expertise and experience, to health training institutions, hospitals and counties.  Another priority is the payment of all hazard and risk benefits to all health staff and communicating an end date for that payment.  Along with the all-risk benefit, a formal in-service training program would be established on infection control, with regular continuing education for all those involved in delivery of health services in Liberia.The Health Ministry said under the laboratory section, it intends to use current laboratories at regional and county levels to strengthen services; take stock of EVD specimens and establish a bio-bank and a system for accessing the specimens for research.  Current staff in the EVD lab will be trained to carry out Ebola, Lassa fever and Yellow fever tests.MOH further stated that in order to realign Ebola funds, it intends to pull all extra financial resources for tracking under the ministry’s financial management system. It will also conduct financial resource mapping for realignment to EVD and restoration of health services.Under its plan for Infrastructure, ETUs  and  community care centers (CCC), by June 2015, it should have established permanent infectious disease wards in county hospitals; establish triage in all health facilities to properly screen all patients and protect health workers and their non-medical staff.Regarding logistics and supplies, the Ministry said in the time frame, it hopes to conduct assets transfer and transition to support restoration of basic services. It will take stock of EVD and non-EVD supplies, medicines, non-medical supplies, nutritional supplements and food supplies and align them for the restoration of health services and strengthening the delivery and storage of pharmaceutical and medical supplies.The Ministry said in order to have effective surveillance, to be prepared and ready to respond, it intends to maintain the current health referral structures (community, health facilities, Ebola units and schools); and transfer surveillance responsibilities including case detection, investigation, contact tracing, etc. to the county health teams (CHTs). It also wants to integrate the call center and dispatch center and transition the unit to the J.F.K. Memorial Hospital.Under its last component of coordination, the Health Ministry’s authorities said in the event of Liberia being declared free from Ebola, the Incident Management System (IMS) will transition to a health sector coordination mechanism and review the terms of reference and structure of the national disaster commission and expand it to include epidemics and disasters.“This transitional plan is an immediate effort and connective tissue between the effective efforts employed to combat the outbreak and a continuation of pre-Ebola health investment plan towards the national development agenda.” While the objectives of the Ministry’s first 6-month plan expected to be accomplished by June 2015 are yet to be achieved, our health correspondent has reliably learned that stakeholders are set to meet today, April 6, to discuss another 6-month transitional plan which has been drawn up for July to December 2015. They are meeting at the Paynesville City Town Hall.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Amerindians call on Govt, Judiciary to prioritise land case

first_imgAmerindians, particularity those belonging to the Akawaio and Arekuna tribes that reside in the Upper Mazaruni area are calling for Government’s intervention in a 20-year-old court battle.Amerindian People’s AssociationThe individuals through one of their representative organisations, the Amerindian People’s Association (APA), on Tuesday said the Government and the Judiciary have failed them.“We are hereby calling on the Government of Guyana by way of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission, Natural Resources Ministry and the Environment [Protection Agency], and the Legal Affairs Ministry to finally put this issue to rest by granting the rights of the Indigenous peoples in the area,” it said.The APA is asking these organisations to prioritise this issue. It believes that a positive reaction will show to the Indigenous peoples of Guyana that Government is really “on our side.”It is 20 years since the Indigenous peoples of the Upper Mazaruni filed a court action against the Government, seeking legal recognition to their traditional and ancestral lands.In 1967, the Government instituted an Amerindian Lands Commission; tasked with mapping and suggesting titles to be issued to Indigenous communities. In 1991, title was granted individually to each community, though they requested holding collective title to their traditional territory.The APA said that the villages of Paruima, Waramadong, Kamarang (Warawatta), Kako, Jawalla and Phillipai in the Upper Mazaruni have long sought legal title over the area defined by the 1959 Amerindian District as one Akawaio/Arecuna district.Dissatisfied, the Arekuna and Akawaio people took the landmark case to court to fight for their rights as Indigenous peoples of Guyana. However, the case has not yet been given a definitive ruling some two decades later.The Association recalled that in 2008, when they appeared in court again; the issue was adjourned. When they met in 2012 and the community brought forth an anthropologist to provide expert evidence on their claims to their ancestral lands; the Government’s defence team disqualified her as a witness and caused the matter to be adjourned once again.Fast forward to 2017, the Government filed a submission in defence of their claim. And exactly 20 years later, and the communities are still awaiting a decision from the High Court.“It seems as if the Government has not prioritised these issues and it begs us to question if the stalling of this issue trivialises Indigenous people’s rights, especially as related to their lands.”It was noted in the statement that Government has however been issuing mining concessions on these lands throughout the 20-year legal battle.“They continue to issue mining rights to outside miners over this traditional Akawaio and Arekuna territory without their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), even though this legal dispute is ongoing,” the statement added.“Is it ethical to continue giving concessions on lands that are still being contested in the court? The Government has been receiving revenues for lands in the areas, even though they have not yet settled the matter with the Indigenous peoples in the Upper Mazaruni area and this is cause for worry.”The APA therefore questioned whether Government is deliberately stalling this process to continue profiting off of these lands or if it is a case of incompetence in Guyana’s judicial process.last_img read more

FSJ Lacrosse AGM Tuesday night

first_imgFSJ Lacrosse holds its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday night (Feb 10th) at the North Peace arena meeting rooms next to the pool.The purpose of the meeting is to lay the groundwork for the 2009 season. All players, coaches and parents interested in attending are welcome.- Advertisement -FSJ Lacrosse is also in need of referees for the upcoming season – and training is provided. Potential refs can come to the meeting, or for more information, call Ross, at 262-7106.last_img

Wenger confirms Lacazette will miss Utd tie

first_imgSpeaking in the press conference after full-time, Wenger admitted that Lacazette could be out for some time.“It is an injury,” said Wenger. “It looks like a groin injury and he is certainly out on the weekend [against Manchester United]. He might be out for a while.”News of Lacazette’s injury means Wenger will likely lean on Giroud for the clash against United.The striker certainly made an impact when coming off the bench against Huddersfield, scoring Arsenal’s second and fifth goals of the night.That double came either side of strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, on what turned out to be a comfortable night for the hosts.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 25, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 30 – Arsene Wenger confirmed Alexandre Lacazette will miss Saturday’s clash against Manchester United after picking up a groin injury in the 5-0 win over Huddersfield.The French striker had given Arsenal the lead at the Emirates after just three minutes, but was substituted at half-time for Olivier Giroud.last_img read more

Once taboo, Russian women’s football eyes World Cup boost

first_imgNow rapt crowds watch the 22-year-old lead the women’s national team in its quest to win acceptance and respect in Vladimir Putin’s socially conservative Russia.The technically-gifted midfielder with the firm gaze and soft smile knows the men’s World Cup kicking off in Moscow in a month could work miracles for the Russian women’s game.“I think I gave women’s football a certain push,” Chernomyrdina says after a spirited practice with her domestic side Chertanovo.“Girls saw that they could play football, that it was allowed, that nothing was banned, and that parents should not be afraid,” she says.“Of course I think the World Cup will only help.”– Soviet ban –Olga Belousova takes part in a training session at the Chertanovo club in Moscow © AFP / Andrei BORODULINChernomyrdina has spent her life breaking taboos set in the Soviet era and cemented by modern Russia’s rigid — some would say regressive — view of women’s role in the world.The Communist Party brushed aside its stated equality goal and banned women’s football outright in 1972 because it was a “men’s sport”.A brief revival in former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev’s liberal perestroika era stalled under the weight of catastrophic economic woes.And Putin’s Russia has had a hard time embracing the progress made by women in other parts of the world some generations ago.Many aspiring girl footballers still have to brace themselves against cultural stereotypes if they want to play their chosen sport.That is why 17-year-old Olga Belousova giggles shyly and looks away when discussing how others react to her devotion to the beautiful game.“Some of my friends say it’s completely normal and others say no, this is not feminine,” the national junior team regular says.“I tell people that I like it, that I don’t care what the others say. The most important thing is that I like it and this is mine.”Sports historians have spun various theories about why women failed to make an impact on Russian pitches while the sport blossomed in places such as Germany and the United States.One popular legend says that great goalkeepers such as Lev Yashin and Rinat Dasayev were associated in Soviet folklore with defenders of the former superpower’s sovereignty.This confluence of masculinity and patriotism made football into a tool of political propaganda and left no room for women in the game.Former national team coach Sergei Lavrentyev has little time for such talk as he leads Chertanovo’s afternoon training session“In some respects, I think it is more interesting than men’s football,” he says after shouting out encouragement and instructions in a gruff but amiable style.“It is more emotional, more charged up. The girls, they wear their hearts on their sleeves. I think the girls are even tougher.”– ‘Everybody just plays’ –The Russian team are making some strides.They have reached three consecutive European Championships and beat highly fancied Italy for the first time last year.Chernomyrdina hopes to avenge a 6-0 beating by England in a 2019 World Cup qualifier last year when the teams meet in Russia’s next match on June 8.But the professional Russian league has shrunk from 15 teams in 1992 to just eight.Average club match attendance is 200.Chertanovo are full of national team talent but still play in a stadium with one stand that might seat 100 or so.Coach Lavrentyev says the main obstacle to growth is simple: society’s apprehension about letting girls kick a ball means they have almost no academies in which to train.“That is why a huge event like the World Cup will help. Millions will see it and there will be a large flow of children to football schools,” says Lavrentyev.“It is a real a gift, the World Cup.”Viktoria Dubova is not so sure.The 18-year-old international seems to have had enough with the catcalls and sideway glances — her main goal now is to get good enough to play abroad.“There, they don’t see a difference between men’s and women’s football,” she says.“There, everybody just plays.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Female footballers at the Chertanovo club are still seeking acceptance in Russia’s male-dominated sports world © AFP / Andrei BORODULINMOSCOW, Russian Federation, May 14 – The sniggering kids kept pointing and staring at Margarita Chernomyrdina when she was small because she played football with the boys.She was the first girl brave enough to try and make the junior league.last_img read more

REVEALED: MAN WHO WANTS WOMAN TO LIVE WITH HIM ON DONEGAL ISLAND OFFERED TO GET WOMEN PREGNANT FOR €20

first_imgA man who wants a woman to live with him alone on a Donegal island over the winter was once exposed for offering to get women pregnant – for the price of a few pints.John McManus hit the headlines this week by saying he was planning to move to Inishfree.He placed an advert with an online company seeking a female companion on the deserted Donegal island. But Donegal Daily has learned that John, 36, was at the centre of a storm three years ago when he was found to be running a ‘service’ for women.He offered to get women pregnant for just €20 – earning the nickname The Sperminator.McManus told how he initially became a donor in 2007 because of a sperm shortage in the UK.“I watched a documentary about an infertile couple who could not afford IVF and I felt I should do something. Creating a life is the most special thing you can do. It is the greatest gift you can give,” he said in 2010. “I don’t go around doing this all the time. Women see my ad and if they are looking for a donor they get in touch. Once the baby is born I don’t want any contact. I just go on with my life and you go on with yours.”You can see what John said about his Inishfree adventure here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2013/09/25/man-seeks-woman-to-share-deserted-donegal-island-with/REVEALED: MAN WHO WANTS WOMAN TO LIVE WITH HIM ON DONEGAL ISLAND OFFERED TO GET WOMEN PREGNANT FOR €20 was last modified: September 26th, 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:InishfreeJohn McManusSperminatorlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST MARY’S, CONVOY, CLUB NOTES

first_imgBingo in hall tues at 9 lotto results 5 with 2 counties DN,MH,GY,LKJean O Kane ,Liam O Donnell ,Maureen Gallagher ,Jennifer O Keeffe Convoy and Louise Friel Castlefin Nx weeks jackpot €1500Congratulations to Kelly ,Niamh,Ciara and Fiona and the Donegal ladies who defeated Kildare best wishes in the Quarter Final v CorkSenior Ladies drew at home to milford on wed eveningSenior men won away to Na Rossa on a scoreline of 13pts to 1-04  in the first leg of the championship .Scorers for St Marys P. Blake 0-5 A.Browne 0-4 R.Kettle 0-2 R.Mc Namee 0-1 L.Mc Mullan 0-1 Next leg at home at weekendWell done to Brian Mc Namee who represented Ireland  at boxing on sat from ll at the clubGAA NEWS: ST MARY’S, CONVOY, CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CLUB NOTESconvoyGAA NEWS: ST MARY’Slast_img read more

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scores directly from corner during Egypt match

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Some Reds fans may be concerned about the Egyptian’s form but some of the Salah magic from last season could well be coming back judging by a goal he scored during the Pharaohs’ 4-1 victory in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland.The forward amazingly scored directly from a corner to put his country 4-0 up.The Reds No.11 appeared to pick up an injury late in the game, however, it appears Salah has not sustained anything serious as he carried on for a bit after receiving treatment, before being taken off as a precaution.Below you can see the incredible Salah goal. Just Mo Salah scoring from a corner 🤷‍♂️pic.twitter.com/LmAujWF1dN— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) October 12, 2018 Salah has struggled for form so far this season RANKED 1 silverware huge blow Latest Football News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Mohamed Salah has not been at his best this season having only netted three times in eleven matches for Liverpool so far.There are stats which even suggest he has been the worst finisher in the Premier League this season.center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF REVEALED ADVICE REVEALED MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injurylast_img read more