Fury knows WWE appearance could scupper Wilder rematch

first_imgPhoto Getty Images. Caption: Tyson Fury against Deontay Wilder Lineal heavyweight champion Fury is to face Braun Strowman at WWE’s Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia on October 31.The ‘Gypsy King’ is pencilled in to face Wilder in February, with the two having fought to a contentious draw during their first meeting for the latter’s WBC strap last December.Fury, though, says he is not looking beyond his current run with WWE and that any thoughts of Wilder can wait.”Potentially [the Wilder fight is at risk], anything can happen in a ring,” Fury told ESPN’s Get Up.”With two big massive guys, you never know what can happen in there.Things got intense when @BraunStrowman and @Tyson_Fury shared the stage after their match at #WWECrownJewel was made official! pic.twitter.com/BkvKZZnXaZ— WWE (@WWE) October 11, 2019″But hopefully, touch wood, everything goes well and we roll on to February 22 [when the rematch is pencilled in for].”I’m concentrating on Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia at Crown Jewel for now.”I only take one fight at a time as I’ve always said. When I get past this one, then we’ll look at the Wilder rematch.”last_img read more

‘France side can emulate World Cup-Euro double’

first_imgFrance’s World Cup winning squad can emulate the side of a generation ago and back up with the European Championship in two years’ time, according to former midfielder Robert Pires.The 44-year-old Pires was a member of the French side and team mate of current national manager Didier Deschamps that won the tournament for the first time at home in 1998.They then won the Euro 2000 title and Pires said with his former captain in charge, there was no reason why the current side could not repeat the performance in the tournament that will be held across 12 cities in 2020.“The Euro is the next opportunity for Deschamps. He has a very good team, a young team, very talented,” Pires, who was in India as an ambassador for La Liga, told Reuters in an interview.“Now everybody knows the names, the players. He can make a double of World and Euro champion.“But it will be difficult because I think winning the Euro is more complicated, more difficult. But we have a good chance to win the trophy in two years.”Pires, who said he had a “good feeling” about the team’s chances ahead of the tournament in Russia, recognised the similarities between his side and this generation’s champions.“I had a good feeling about the team this year,” Pires said. “It was a bit similar between 1998 and this time. We had a good team, good manager, good young players.“Didier Deschamps had a big role. Even in 1998, he had a big role. He was the captain. You need a player like him.“Technically he’s not so good but he was a warrior on the pitch.”POGBA CRUCIALOne of the players that Deschamps will rely on is Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, who was instrumental in their World Cup run in Russia.However, according to British media reports, Pogba’s relationship with club manager Jose Mourinho has deteriorated after the player apparently criticised the side’s tactics.Pires said Pogba should try to repair his relationship with club manager Jose Mourinho, or at least make sure it was amenable and that he performed on the pitch.“For Paul Pogba, the best is to say nothing,” Pires said.“He’s a great player. If Man United paid a lot of money for him, it’s because he’s a good player.“His relation with the manager may not be so good but he’s a professional. It’s very important for him to be focussed on Man United, on the pitch.“Now say nothing, play football and walk out – that’s my advice for Paul Pogba.”While Pires had acknowledged there were similarities between the team he played in and the current French side, there was no question who was the most talented.“Sorry, no the current team was not better than us,” he said. “The 1998 team was much better.“We played with Zinedine Zidane, the quality was very, very good.”last_img read more

Lakers hold off Nuggets to snap latest losing streak

first_imgLillard has 27 and the Blazers beat slumping Hornets Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos “Guys were making shots right and left,” Russell said. “We were getting stops, and it just made it easier for me. I know how easy it is to get assists, but you have to attack, and we’re realizing that.”Wilson Chandler scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth for the Nuggets, whose three-game winning streak ended with just their third loss in 10 games. Kenneth Faried had 14 points and 17 rebounds, but managed only two points and three boards after halftime.“Just a poor, poor defensive performance,” Denver coach Michael Malone said. “Disappointing.”Both teams were without key big men.The Lakers played their second straight game without starting forward Julius Randle, who is recovering from pneumonia. Tarik Black moved into the starting lineup and had six points and eight rebounds. The Lakers hope Randle will be ready for their upcoming road trip.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town The Nuggets played their second straight game without rising Serbian star Nikola Jokic, who has a strained hip flexor. Jokic did light work in practice, and Malone calls him day-to-day. Jusuf Nurkic struggled as the starting center, going 0 for 7 in 12 minutes of play.The Nuggets hit their first six 3-point attempts and scored 11 consecutive points to open the fourth, but Williams scored 13 points in the final period and Zubac added eight. Williams put the Lakers ahead to stay on a layup with 2:17 left. Zubac and Russell added jumpers on the Lakers’ next two possessions. Los Angeles went 14 for 21 in the final period.“They were able to score on us on every possession in the last few minutes of the game,” said Danilo Gallinari, who scored 17 points.The Nuggets beat the Lakers at Staples Center two weeks ago, and they hadn’t lost a road game in this rivalry since November 2012. That was during the Lakers’ most recent playoff season, when Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant had hoped to team up with Steve Nash in a superteam.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte SPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“He was our leader on the court, and he was making all the right plays,” the 19-year-old Zubac said. “He needs to play like that, and I think he can do it every night.”Russell finished with 22 points, a career-high 10 assists and seven rebounds in his return from a three-game absence with a pair of mild leg injuries. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 15 Taal towns now under total lockdowncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Nick Young scored 23 points, Lou Williams added 21 and the Lakers survived a frantic fourth quarter to snap their seven-game home losing streak against Denver, beating the Nuggets 120-116 on Tuesday night.Rookie Ivica Zubac scored a career-high 17 points for the Lakers, who snapped their three-game skid despite getting outscored 40-39 in the wild final period. His pick-and-rolls with Russell in the fourth quarter were one big component of an impressive offensive finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Los Angeles Lakers’ Nick Young celebrates a 3-point basket by a teammate during the second half of the Lakers’ NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 120-116. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, California—D’Angelo Russell sometimes seems to be playing at a higher frequency than his Los Angeles Lakers teammates, who occasionally struggle to be in the right place for their point guard’s clever passes.Everybody was playing at Russell’s speed for most of their win over Denver, even when things went a little haywire in the final minutes.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Litany…

first_img…Nagamootoo’s larwahsImagine Nagamootoo giving the PNC the 11% to break out of its historic best — securing 42% of the votes to win the 2015 elections, and just getting a newspaper column (in the Chronic!!) for his efforts. Well, his old comrade, Donald Ramotar, did predict he’d get “larwah”!! And boy, did he ever get larwah; in fact, a whole litany of them!Your Eyewitness doesn’t have space (or time) to go through the (sordid) list. And in any case, he wants to examine Nagamootoo’s column this week. Captioned “A litany of lies”, it’s obvious he has “litany” on his mind!! And why not? Larwahs aren’t that easy to ignore!! And seems he can’t ignore Bharrat Jagdeo either! He claimed Jagdeo and the rest of the PPP are telling lies on him!! Awww…poor sod!This brought to his mind, Nagamootoo said, that on a trip to the Rupununi, Cheddi Jagan expressed frustration about “congenital liars” in general, and one of his ministers being one in particular! Your Eyewitness would like to know if this was the same trip Jagan told him on a campaign stage in the Rupununi that he, Nagamootoo, was his (Jagan’s) designated heir!! There were at least a dozen persons on stage, but only Nagamootoo heard THAT promise!!No wonder everyone concluded he was just using the great man’s name to feather his own nest. But seriously, did it ever cross Nagamootoo’s mind (vacuous as it is!”) that Cheddi was ever so gently enquiring as to why he, Nagamootoo, was such a congenital liar??!!But Cheddi was a fella who, when given lemons, didn’t bitch and moan; he just made lemonade! And with the inveterate liar Nagamootoo, what better use than put him in charge of “propaganda”!! Did Nagamootoo ever wonder why he never got a REAL Minister “wuk” from Jagan?So, with this as background, let’s look at the lie Nagamootoo claims Jagdeo told on him — that he gets $100 million annually. Nagamootoo’s being like Jordan, who claimed he didn’t lie when he answered in the negative the question, “Did the Government receive a US$20 million bonus from Exxon?” The reporter didn’t ask whether he’d received US$18M!!Nagamootoo would not have Jagdeo so narrowly construe his income by restricting it to his salary — which in any case isn’t peanuts at $22 million annually. Did he think the $22 million spent on flying; the $40 million on his accommodation at Main Street (with his AC/servants/meals/ gardeners /guards/outriders/cooks/etc., PLUS his $20 million on his specially appointed SUV appeared like manna from heaven? It’s all money from the Government to Nagamootoo!Shouldn’t Nagamootoo now be wondering what his PRESENT boss, Granger, is thinking about HIS Ministers who’re congenital liars??…of mea culpasAwwww…isn’t he sweet? Well, that’s what Trotman would want you to think with his request for a reduction of powers conferred in the new Petroleum Act, wouldn’t he??!! And of course this has nothing to do with his posterior being in a sling for lying through his teeth on the Exxon bonus! Point of the matter: there’s only so much mediocrity that can be covered up under the Nassau Accord.And when that’s combined with the very strong possibility that the mediocrity is combined with venality, then Trotman has very excellent reasons for pulling out all the stops for saving the aforementioned posterior! Your Eyewitness, of course, is alluding — ever so circumspectly — to the US$18 million bonus from ExxonMobil.Not about breaking the law by hiding the payment — but the ridiculousness of a 3billion bbl field getting only a US$18 million bonus.Expect more cute doggie tricks!!…of quibblingMin of Public Infrastructure, Patterson, rejects suggestions that the extra $150 million requisitioned for the CJIA expansion isn’t worth it.He pointed out that on the Arrivals Area, “the square footage will be higher than that of the original contract; the original contract was 14,347 sq. m while the final scope will be 14,430 sq. m.”$150 million for an extra 83 sq. m??last_img read more

Education in disarray

first_imgDear Editor,We recently witnessed the removal of Dr Rupert Roopnaraine from being Minister of Education, and the installation of Nicolette Henry as the new Education Minister. Many Guyanese, including the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), blasted the Government for making such a move, since Dr Roopnaraine will now head a department within the Ministry of Presidency. Their reasons generally floated around politics and consultation, but I wish to bring to your attention a different angle to this reckless move by the Government.Let me first share a few points which were carried in the media on Monday, 19th June, 2017:1. “According to Harmon, ‘the Department will oversee the implementation of innovations and reform in the education system. These functions will be removed from the Ministry of Education and placed in the hands of technical persons. These persons will also pay attention to the findings from the CoI and other areas of concern in the sector that need to be immediately addressed.2. Harmon said, ‘The new department will allow for the development of policies and programmes needed for the long term development of the sector’3. The Government is now requesting .6 M to create this new department.”Taking the points listed above, it is clear that the Government is removing important sections from the Ministry of Education and creating a “New Department.” Therefore, the MoE will have less work to do with the same amount of staff, including the three technical advisors: Vincent Alexander, Cheryl Sampson and Allan Munroe, (together they are receiving approximately million per month), who should be assisting with policies.If you ask any teacher or education officer, they will tell you that education in our country is driven mainly by policies. These policies affect the day-to-day management of our schools, including the actions by teachers and performance of our students.Almost everything happening in the school system is propelled by policies, which are drafted and sent by the MoE with the input from the Minister, Advisors, CEO and other senior education officials. Therefore, by removing the power to develop and implement policies from the MoE, the MoE will not service its intended purposes.The Government is also requesting .6M, inclusive of .3M for contract employees; .06M for clerical and office support, and .53M for other direct labour costs; approximately M. In reality, our nation is adding .6M more to the Education Sector, which already collected the largest slice of our 2017 budget (.1B, or 17.2% of the national budget), for programmes which it already budgeted for. Anyone can look at the budgetary allocations and see there are sums of money allocated for development of policies and programmes, and for implementation of innovations and reform in the education system; this is an ongoing process.With all this in mind, Minister Nicolette Henry does not need advisors, since she would only implement and administer work given to her by this “New Department.” She will be advised by this new department.”Sincerely,Suresh SinghYoung educatorlast_img read more

BAO-CHICO Turns over US$64K Health Center to Gomgbeya Chiefdom

first_imgA US$64 health center built by the BAO-Chinese Iron Ore Exploration Company, (BAO-CHICO) was turned over to Gomgbeya Chiefdom last Tuesday in Gbarpolu County.The facility, located in Gokala, capital of Gomgbeya Chiefdom, contains offices, a maternal healthcare center, Out Patient Department and a dispensary.BAO-Chico Country Representative John Zhang, known in the community as John Jallah, recalled the difficulties at the beginning of the company’s exploration process in the chiefdom, and stated that with the support of traditional leaders and other stakeholders, the company achieved its objective.He paid special tribute to the elders and zoes and particularly to the memory of the late paramount chief of Gomgbeya Chiefdom, Jallah Lone, for supporting the company’s presence in the chiefdom.Zhang disclosed that the late paramount chief received BAO-Chico in Gomgbeya with open arms and stood by the company until it gained ground in the chiefdom.He used the occasion to commend President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for encouraging Liberia to form a partnership with China (PRC) that is geared toward mutual understanding and cooperation between the two countries.On behalf of the government, Mr. Paul Kinba, Assistant Gbarpolu County Superintendent for Development, described the health center as a dream come true at a time when the people desperately need it.He urged BAO-Chico to fence the facility and bring in Chinese doctors to work hand in hand with the Liberian government to ensure that the healthcare needs of the people are met.The construction of the center came as a result of an agreement reached between Gomgbeya Citizens Committee and BAO-Chico to use a portion of its Social Development Fund to build a healthcare center for the chiefdom.For his part Gbarpolu County Senator, Pro Tempore Armah Jallah, who spoke through a proxy, described BAO-Chico as a partner in his county’s reconstruction.He said BAO-Chico’s funding of the health center has demonstrated the company’s willingness to give back to the community in which it operates.He lauded the company for its continued support to the development of Gomgbeya Chiefdom through the construction of roads, bridges and the provision of social services to the people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WOW! DONEGAL GIRLS INCREDIBLE ‘IT’ DRESS – MADE FROM RECYCLED COMPUTERS!

first_imgTHREE clever Co Donegal students are through to the final of a fashion competition – after designing a dress made totally from recycled computer equipment.The three students from Loreto Community School in Milford, have made it through to the Northern Regional Finals of the Junk Kouture a recycled fashion competition.Ciara Haley, her twin sister Kate and pal Heather Duff have created ‘I.T. GIRL’, a dress made completely out of recycled computer materials. “It took us three months to complete but it was definitely worth all that work as the end product is impressive to say the least,” said Ciara.Before the three girls showcase their colourful creation ‘I.T. GIRL’ to a panel of judges and a lively audience on the catwalk in Belfast’s famous Europa hotel, they plan to strut their stuff in local schools in the hope of gaining public votes.This fashion forward trio will need your help as they can gain an extra 10% to their overall score from online voting.Lines open today and you can vote for ‘I.T. GIRL’ online by visiting the website www.junkkouture.com and voting for their design. So come on Donegal – get behind all the Donegal entries and go online and vote.The Regional Finals will take place this Sunday, March 11.This event is open to the public and is sure to be a very exciting day out where you can admire students’ creative approach to turning junk into fashion. WOW! DONEGAL GIRLS INCREDIBLE ‘IT’ DRESS – MADE FROM RECYCLED COMPUTERS! was last modified: March 6th, 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:WOW! DONEGAL GIRLS INCREDIBLE ‘IT’ DRESS – MADE FROM RECYCLED COMPUTERS!last_img read more

Colleges slash tuition costs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’They believe it will be a reversal of the enrollment declines seen at many community college campuses when fees were raised to $26 per unit in 2004. But many colleges already report enrollment growth this semester. At Rio Hondo, 48,000 full-time students – those taking 12 units or more – are enrolled this fall, about double the number from the spring semester, officials said. “Our primary focus has been increasing student access to our college, even as the state’s mandated fee increases in previous years created hurdles for many of our students,” said Angela Acosta-Salazar, president of Rio Hondo’s board of trustees. “This year’s fee decrease goes a long way to send a message that community college is affordable,” she added. Clarence Brown, spokesman for 26,650-student Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, said enrollment jumped up by 7 percent this semester, compared to this past spring semester. It was the largest enrollment increase the school has experienced in five years, he added. “But a lot of students still don’t know about \, so we expect a bigger increase in January,” Brown said. “The community college system in California has always been a bargain. To reduce it to $20 will surely get some attention.” Enrollment also is up – by 2 percent this semester, compared with last fall – at Pasadena City College, said spokesman Juan Gutierrez. “We expect to see a big jump in January, too, when the students have heard the news,” Gutierrez said. “We already have excellent academic standing and when you add the value of the first two years of college being so affordable now, it makes \ much more attractive to more people.” Nearly 28,000 students attend PCC. California Secretary of Education Alan Bersin believes the reduction in fees will have a long-term effect of creating a better-educated work force. “In a transitioning economy, education is the sole equalizer that can sustain the growth and professional development of the state’s labor force,” Bersin said in a statement. State officials also were reminding college-bound students about www.icanaffordcollege.com, a resource of financial aid information. Financial aid information is also available at (800)987-4226. Delgado said he is happy that state lawmakers took to heart students’ complaints about rising community college costs. “I’m guessing they figured it’s hard enough going to school to begin with,” said Delgado. “They just make it harder when they keep raising the prices.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Community college student Roger Delgado vividly remembers when fees spiked from $18 per unit to $26: It nearly broke his bank account, he said. But news that fees are dropping to $20 per unit beginning in January somehow escaped his radar. “I didn’t know,” said Delgado, 21, of Whittier, a graphics design major at Rio Hondo College in Whittier. “I think now more people will be coming back. They’re going to think that, if it’s cheaper to attend, why wouldn’t they come back?” That is precisely what the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is predicting, and officials are advising community colleges statewide to prepare for what could be an enrollment boom this spring. last_img read more

Philippe Senderos signs deal to become Rangers’ final summer signing

first_imgPhilippe Senderos has signed a one-year deal to become Rangers’ final summer signing.The former Arsenal defender spent one week on trial with Mark Warburton’s side and brings the club’s search for a new central defender to an end.The Rangers boss was keen for the deal to be done before this weekend’s friendly with Linfield with the Light Blues’ first league clash of the season against Celtic coming on September 10.Swiss international Senderos becomes the eleventh arrival in this transfer window and he follows fellow defenders Clint Hill and Lee Hodson in the door. Rangers held talks Adrian Mariappa and Joleon Lescott earlier this summer before both players signed for Watford and AEK Athens respectively.last_img

CEO insists KLM, Air France staff want to work together

first_imgKLM CEO Pieter Elbers. February saw something unusual for the airline industry happen in Amsterdam: hundreds of KLM staff gathered at the airline’s headquarters in  Amstelveen, near Schiphol airport, to deliver a strong message in favor of the Dutch airline’s CEO Pieter Elbers.They delivered a petition with no less than 25,000 signatures in support of Elbers remaining in his job and hoisted placards saying “Keep Pieter Elbers”.Elbers’ four-year term was expiring in April and there were clear signs that the new Air France-KLM group CEO, Canadian Ben Smith, formerly with Air Canada, wanted to oust the popular and hands-on chief executive.READ: United eco-fight showcases airline responses to climate changeSeveral Dutch government ministers also joined staff and the public in support of Elbers.The Dutch part of the Air France-KLM joint venture, which started in 2004, is generally far ahead of its French partners in profitability and efficiency.Bogged down by multiple strikes and soured labor relations, the French remain stuck in the era of state-owned carriers while KLM has become an advanced, cutting-edge airline.Dutch finance minister Wopke Hoekstra summed up the feelings when he praised Elbers after his next term at the helm of KLM was secured by public and political pressure.“He has done an excellent job at KLM in recent years,’’ Hoekstra said. “The government remains fully committed to protecting Dutch interests in Air France-KLM.”Sources tell  AirlineRatings that the power struggle between Elbers and Smith is by no means over.While Elbers is very approachable and much liked, Smith remains elusive, consulting an inner circle. He does not talk to the media or even his own staff.Many key people in important Air France departments have never met their boss in person, though he took over in September 2018.Elbers spoke to AirlineRatings on the sidelines of the IATA AGM in Seoul about the recent experiences.“The public support felt like a combination of embarrassment and honor, I became a bit shy of it almost, but it felt very good in the end that KLM people showed their ‘blue heart’,” he said.“It was a reflection of the changes we made together in the last couple of years.”Elbers said management and staff had gone through some “bumpy rides’ together in a transformation that asked for more profitability and froze wages for a couple of years but had started to pay off in yield results.He described the support in the company and from the public as “heartwarming”.He stressed that KLM was in better shape now than a year ago, both financially and in terms of customer response.Elbers is not part of Smith’s inner circle but embraces his new colleague on the Air France side even more emphatically.“I am very glad Anne Rigail became CEO of Air France, we have a nice chemistry and she makes a lot of changes inside the airline which is good,”  he said.Similar to Elbers, Rigail is a “hands-on CEO” coming from the product side of the airline.“The people in Air France and KLM want to work together and all this governance discussion is sort of far away from them,’’ Elbers insisted.“Both companies have a great history and fantastic brands with people being very proud of their jobs, it’s up to us as leadership to make it work.”While in Europe the discussion about “flight shaming” is starting to become more widespread, Elbers doesn’t see flying as having an image problem overall.“There is no resentment against flying but the wish to be flying in a responsible manner,’’ he said.“Flying all over the world for just a couple of Euros people don’t find responsible and rightly so.“The changing mood in the society is clear and we should embrace it.“Yes there could be less growth going forward in terms of people reconsidering their flying, but that in itself is not bad.KLM has a long history of putting sustainability high on its agenda.At the IATA AGM, KLM unveiled a research study for a future aircraft called “Flying V”, the airline supports the technical university of Delft in its research.The airline also recently announced it will be investing in biofuel producer SkyNRG, starting production in 2022.“With what we see going on in society and with the responsibility we want to take we should try to revive biofuels and that’s precisely what we are doing,” Elbers said.“We have committed to buy 70 percent of the biofuel production at SkyNRG for the next 10 years which will make us the immediate leader in biofuel consumption.”last_img read more