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Lomachenko dominates Pedraza for 2nd lightweight belt

first_imgVasiliy Lomachenko moves away from punch from Jose Pedraza in the WBO lightweight title boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)NEW YORK — Vasiliy Lomachenko picked up his second lightweight title Saturday night, wearing down Jose Pedraza and winning a unanimous decision.Lomachenko (12-1) knocked down Pedraza twice in the 11th round and though he couldn’t finish him, won easily to add the WBO title to the WBA belt he picked up in May during his first fight at 135 pounds.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In his first fight since right shoulder surgery, Lomachenko started cautiously before finding the range with a flurry of combinations in the latter half of the fight to pull away. He tore the labrum in the second round against Linares but said he had no problems with the shoulder Saturday, even though he threw far more lefts.“I’m healthy,” he said. “One hundred percent.”He certainly looked it for much of the fight and is halfway to owning all four major belts at 135 pounds. One of them is vacant and the other is owned by unbeaten Mikey Garcia, who won’t be defending that any time soon while he moves to challenge welterweight champion Errol Spence in March.But Lomachenko isn’t giving up on the idea of what would be the marquee fight in the division.“Maybe next year, we can make a fight with Mikey Garcia,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron, Kuzma lead Lakers to easy win over Grizzlies Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pedraza (25-2) was making the first defense of the belt he won from Ray Beltran in August and had some good moments, including in the 10th round when he landed some good body shots and won the round on all three judges’ cards. But Lomachenko dominated from there.“I went 12 rounds with the best fighter in the world,” Pedraza said. “I knew what we were going up against. I thought it was a close fight until the knockdowns. At the end of the day, I am proud of what I did.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 The three-division champion unified titles within a division for the first time, after moving up to lightweight in May when he knocked out Jorge Linares in the 10th round.“It was my dream to unify titles,” Lomachenko said. “It was my next goal. I can now focus on my next chapter.”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 ChrissLomachenko won one card by a 119-107 rout, while two judges scored it 117-109, as did The Associated Press.It ended his streak of eight straight victories by stoppage but he came close in the 11th, when Pedraza went to a knee to stop an onslaught of punches with about a half-minute left in the round and then went down again after Lomachenko caught him with a body shot. View commentslast_img read more

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Favorite son

first_imgRose, the top pick in the 2008 draft, was named the NBA’s MVP in 2011. He had missed Minnesota’s previous game with a sore left ankle.Because of an assortment of injuries, this was just his fourth career game against the Bulls. He said he got 50 tickets for family and friends.“I’m happy I didn’t change throughout this whole process,” he said. “I remained myself. I stayed true to my family. There was a lot of people that jumped off the boat when I was going through things. I [saw] who they were. I know what’s fake love and what’s real love.”Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and 20 rebounds as the Timberwolves won their second straight on the road.Zach LaVine had 28 points in 26 minutes off the bench and Lauri Markkanen added 16 for Chicago, which had won two straight and three of five before Wednesday. LaVine had missed the previous five games with a sprained left ankle.ADVERTISEMENT “I thought he looked good and aggressive,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said of LaVine. “I like when he drives the ball. He attacked on his first two touches and sometimes that can get you going.”Both Rose and fellow former Bull Taj Gibson received loud ovations when they were announced during player introductions.Towns scored the game’s first basket, but it was Rose who set the tone early. He repeatedly attacked the basket—showing the form of earlier in his career before the rash of leg injuries—and had 10 points (5-for-8 shooting) and five assists in the first quarter as Minnesota took a 29-18 lead.The T-Wolves’ advantage was up to 60-37 at halftime.Rose had 19 points through three quarters as Minnesota took an 83-65 edge into the fourth.The Bulls pulled within 91-74, but Rose stopped the momentum with a jumper and Dario Saric added a 3-pointer on the next possession for a 96-74 lead with just over seven minutes remaining.Later in the fourth, the UC crowd started chanting, “MVP … MVP … MVP …” when Rose stepped to the foul line to complete a 3-point play.“I had to crack a smile a little bit,” he said. “It made me reminisce about some of the old days and how grateful I was to be in that position at a young age. With the year I’m having, it’s very special to come back here and play.”Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose (averaging 18.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting) is playing at an All-Star level. When asked if he thought that was possible when Minnesota picked up the guard late last season—after he was waived by Utah—Thibodeau said:“I did. The thing that people forget about Derrick is he was MVP at 22. He was still young and that was the biggest thing. I always felt if he got back to being healthy that he could be very productive.” AP ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES A Rose by any other team name: Derrick Rose wows the crowd at his former stomping grounds with a vintage performance for the Minnesota Timberwolves. APCHICAGO—For much of his seven seasons with the Bulls, Derrick Rose was a favorite son of Chicago. He was native born and virtually universally beloved.Things, though, soured toward the end as injuries mounted. The former franchise player was traded in 2016 and serenaded with boos upon his return a few months later.ADVERTISEMENT INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: #UPFight Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 30-year-old is hoping Wednesday night began a new chapter in his relationship with his hometown.Rose had 24 points and eight assists in just his second career game in the United Center against his former team, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-94 victory.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 ChrissHe was cheered loudly throughout by the sellout crowd of 21,852.“It was great, man,” he said. “I didn’t expect it to be like this—overwhelming at some points. You can tell the support is still here.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READlast_img read more

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Region 9 drought affecting businesses – Minister

first_img…GWI to provide reliefAs residents of South and North Rupununi villages in Region Nine, (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) continue to face the harsh effects of the dry weather season, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin said it is affecting the business community in the region.Minister Gaskin told Guyana Times in an invited comment that the prolonged dry weather facing Region Nine is having an impact on farmers and it’s also affecting the commercial areas. “If you drive through Lethem, you’ll see people driving through Lethem’s commercial zone with trucks wetting the road because it’s extremely dusty and messy,” he said.Minister Gaskin said the problem is largely an agricultural problem; not only in Lethem but the entire Rupununi region. He expressed hope that the the rains come so that the farmers can reap or cultivate their crops for the season.Residents from that region had reached out to this publication and complained that they are suffering as a result of the dry season and are pleading with the Administration to offer any relief it can to help cushion the impact it is having on their livelihood.In an invited comment, Region Nine Chairman Bryan Allicock confirmed to Guyana Times on Tuesday last that residents are in dire need of relief. He said the villages faced with drought include those such as Katoka in central Rupununi and Katoonarib, and other villages in both North and South Rupununi.He explained that the villages that are experiencing severe drought are those that have hand dug wells, since they have now dried up, and residents have tried digging deeper but to no avail. He called for more drilled wells to be built in an effort to cushion the effects of the dry weather in the future.Meanwhile, the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) in a statement late last week said it has recognised the effects of the dry weather season and have made significant efforts to alleviate the effects by drilling several wells in the region.According to the release, these efforts include wells in the areas of Aishalton, Annai, Karasabai, Aranaputa, Nappi, Hiawa, St Ignatius and Sand Creek – the latter of which is an initiative of GWI, the Regional Democratic Council and the Pan-American Health Organisation.GWI said it has also requested a supplemental budget to drill new wells in other communities in 2019.The utility company highlighted that with regard to the communities of Katoka and Katoonarib where residents are severely affected, an engineering assessment will be made on April 23 and 24 respectively and this will provide for both immediate relief and long-term solutions.last_img read more

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This is normal

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “DWP overtime scam” (Feb. 21): How can we present a DWP bilking of the public as though it is unusual? How about connecting the dots with the 600 percent pay raise for school board members, and how about realizing that every facet of government is absolutely swimming in excess money? This is how “departments” and “agencies” work, and this is why these incredible scams keep showing up. All the money has to be spent, and they all have more than they can legitimately spend. It takes thievery to spend it all. We only have to go back a few months to recall the incredible scamming by our “heroes” at the Fire Department that results in tens of millions of dollars in overtime abuse and disability scamming. Does anyone recall anything being done about it? No, no one does because nothing was done. – Patrick Weir Chatsworth When in doubt Re: “600% raise for LAUSD board?” (Feb. 21): David Tokofsky said that what school board members need is a pension boost. I think what they all need is a boost out the door. Measure L on the ballot targets salary issues and creates a review committee to set the board members’ salaries every five years, in addition to limiting terms to three terms (12 years) too long. I think these politicians get too comfortable and get laid back. As in Measure R, they put too many issues under one measure. In doubt, vote no. – Marianne Castro Lawson Granada Hills Fix or dismantle The March 6 ballot initiative Measure L is all about getting Mayor Villaraigosa’s candidates in office so he can guarantee his developer friends that they will get a piece of the multibillion-dollar pie to use to build more and more charter schools. They’re using the fragile education of our youth as a tool to get contracts. And the public is buying it hook, line and sinker. But charter schools won’t fix LAUSD. Charter schools siphon money, staff and the best-performing students from LAUSD, leaving behind a vacuum. Either we fix LAUSD for the good of all K-12 pubic school students or dismantle the district all together and build charter schools. We can’t have both. We can’t afford both. – Donna Connolly Sherman Oaks Talk about scams Re: “Illegal border traffic drops” (Feb. 21): George W. Bush and his administration woke up one morning and decided that they would deflect the negative media attention of the Iraq war onto “illegal” immigrants. The lack of humanity that politicians have is actually hurting legal immigrants in this country. Jails are full of Mexicans who have lived in the United States since they were children. The nerve of the Bush administration to use undocumented workers to further their political agenda is nauseating. – Anita Sarkeesian Los Angeles No court options Re: “No court option for detainees” (Feb. 21): There once were two appellate judges, “the Decider’s” new appointees, who held no court option for arresting innocent, perhaps guilty, detainees. Evidence or proof of a person’s wrongdoing now not needed. No lawyer, court, family, Bill of Rights, Constitution need be heeded. Because now U.S. citizens, for no reason, can be caged like chimpanzees. – Jerold Drucker Tarzana A big second Re: “Good ol’ bore of NASCAR” (Sports, Feb. 21): I read the article written by Steve Dilbeck, and if he is a sports writer, shame on him. We all have opinions, but to bash NASCAR and its fans the way he did I think is wrong. Every week they fill the stands at all tracks, and there is a big following on television. I have watched Dodgers games and Lakers games and even the Kings games on television and seen a lot emptier arenas than most of the races. The Daily News said in Monday’s sports section that 17 million people watched the Daytona 500 on Sunday, and the announcers at the track said there were an estimated 200,000 people in the stands. I have been a NASCAR fan for over 40 years, and I think Steve needs to look what sport is second to NFL. – Bill Allender North Hills Price of protest Re: “Showing our support” (Feb. 15): Steve Carrizosa’s idea of a citizen march (to) protest gangs seems a bit off base. The brave, patriotic civil rights defenders of the ’60s and ’70s were protesting an institution, not gang members who live amongst the citizenry. And their protestations did not come without a price. History tells us the Bull Shannon racists attempted to repel their common-sense demands with clubs, dogs, pressurized water and premeditated murder. Somehow I only see gang members confronting citizens protesting their right to operate with gunfire from a moving vehicle. The institutions buckled under to common sense; can the filthy murdering gangs demonstrate the same? – Thomas Tassinari Encino Troops are groups The media reports that “thousands of troops” are being deployed, etc. This is confusing as the dictionary defines “troops” as a “group of soldiers.” There are also Boy Scouts troops, etc. I am quite sure that what the media report means is thousands of soldiers. And since a troop is made up of many soldiers, what does “thousands of troops” mean? – Ruth Volk Woodland Hills Scofflaw cyclists Re: “Protecting cyclists” (Your Opinions, Feb. 18): I, like Marie Mull, cannot believe that a bill is being considered to give cyclists a 3-foot buffer zone. Law enforcement should be enforcing the traffic rules on the many Lance Armstrong imposters who ride throughout the city. These cyclists are supposed to obey the same rules as motorists. Instead they run stop signs, go through red lights and block traffic. They ride down Valley Circle, east of Roscoe, a narrow, winding, one-lane road, and act as if they are the only ones on the road. They often ride side by side, forcing the motorists to go over the double yellow line. If law enforcement could patrol these roads and cite these cyclists for disobeying the law, a serious accident involving the cyclists could be avoided. – Dave Harps West Hills It’s still a republic Re: “Democracy redefined” (Your Opinions, Feb. 9): Our Founding Fathers feared both a dictator (king) and unlimited majority rule. They understood that a democracy is “two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” So they wisely established a republic where the majority does not always rule. The majority cannot take away the Bill of Rights. And a unanimous jury verdict (not merely a majority) is required to convict. The Democrats and Republicans have forgotten this, since majority rule allows them to spend other people’s money. Only the Libertarian Party understands that the United States is a republic. – Bruce K. Bell Moorpark Where’s McCarthy? Barak Obama is running for president because he’s charismatic. Hillary Clinton is running for president because of her famous last name. John Edwards is running for president because he’s not George W. Bush. John McCain is running for president trying to be George W. Bush. Where is Eugene McCarthy now that we need him? – Stan Gordon Encino last_img read more

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Gas prices jump 10 cents a litre in Fort St. John

first_imgRetail gasoline prices are on the rise again in Fort St. John and it has nothing to do with the price of crude oil.It has fallen again more than a dollar a barrel and early this morning was sitting at $42.20 cents US.However, the local posted price for regular gasoline was up by as much as ten cents a litre, and sitting at a 138.9 at the cities two Petro Canada outlets.- Advertisement -The post at the Chevron station on 108th street was also up, but not as much, to a 132.9.The other outlets which were part of a nine station early morning monitor were still at a 128.9.The top end PetroCan price was 12 cents higher than the provincial average at a 126.7, and 22 cents higher than the national average at a 116.7.Advertisementlast_img read more

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SHOCK AS BUILDER APPLIES TO CONSTRUCT HOUSING ESTATE IN DONEGAL

first_imgA developer has bucked the trend and applied for planning permission to build 67 new houses in Letterkenny.Despite a large number of vacant houses in the Cathedral Town, Derry company North and West Housing Ireland Ltd has applied to build the houses at Glencar Scotch.The application applies to extend the existing road currently servicing Willowbrook and The Elms.  SHOCK AS BUILDER APPLIES TO CONSTRUCT HOUSING ESTATE IN DONEGAL was last modified: December 10th, 2011 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:Glencar Scotchhousing estateletterkennylast_img read more

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Breaking News: Driver injured as school bus and van collide

first_imgA school bus and a van have been involved in a crash in St Johnston.The accident happened just before 9am at Carrickmore.Emergency services are at the scene. It is understood the van driver has been hurt but it has not been established if there are any other injuries.We will bring you more on this story as we get it.Breaking News: Driver injured as school bus and van collide was last modified: September 16th, 2017 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:crashdonegalschool busSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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Stephen Curry tells Dwyane Wade “you have a lot more in the tank”

first_imgOAKLAND – One by one, the Warriors’ stars lined up so they could offer their respect to an active living NBA legend.Usually, the Warriors command such a presence. Those circumstances changed, though, at the end of the Warriors’ 120-118 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday. That marked Dwyane Wade’s last game at Oracle Arena of his 16-year NBA career. So, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins and Shaun Livingston all hugged Wade at separate times and offered …last_img read more

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Acid mine drainage: work under way

first_img14 June 2011South African environmental officials are working around the clock to curb the potential dangers posed by acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand mining area, the Department of Water Affairs reports.An expert team appointed by Cabinet to advise the government on the dangers of acid mine drainage (AMD) in Gauteng province warned earlier this year of the need to avert “impending crises.”The team, drawn from the Council for Geosciences and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, among others, identified various risk categories, including the contamination of surface and ground water required for agricultural and human consumption.The Department of Water Affairs said in a statement this week that “important progress” had been made in implementing the immediate and short-term actions recommended in the experts’ report.Water Affair Minister Edna Molewa had also tasked the state-owned Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority with overseeing the installation of pumps to extract water from the mines to onsite treatment plants, and the construction of an on-site mine water treatment plant in each basin.Infrastructure would also be installed to convey treated water to nearby water courses, and a best model would be facilitated for operating the pumping stations and treatment works.The Treasury had made a budget allocation of R225-million over the next three years for designing and building an acid mine water treatment facility, R5-million of which would be spent on a five-year plan to deal with acid mine drainage.The department had teamed up with the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) to investigate existing mine water treatment infrastructure in the western and central basin mining areas, and potential institutional arrangements with mining companies active in these basins.“The TCTA, by way of tender protocol, appointed a professional service provider to provide an intensive appraisal of the available infrastructure and to formulate appropriate engineering options to adequately resolve the AMD problem,” the department said.The highest priority is being given to the development of solutions to reduce, if not eradicate, the surface decant of AMD in the West Rand area.Also of high priority was the development of measures to ensure that underground mine water levels in the central basin of the mines did not reach environmentally critical levels.The department said pumps for the central basin had been procured and were set to be delivered by the end of July. Other engineering requirements in terms of construction and electrical infrastructure would follow.In the eastern basin, the department was awaiting final announcements by the liquidators administering the Aurora Mining Company. “The situation is being closely monitored and, if no real solution is provided, government intervention will be unavoidable.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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New yellow perch record

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A new Ohio record Yellow Perch has been certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee after several attempts to have the fish weighed on certified scales. The new state record yellow perch, weighing 2.86 pounds, was caught by David Berg of Mentor, Ohio in Lake Erie in Lake County. Berg caught the yellow perch April 18, 2016, using a minnow for bait, on a St. Croix spinning rod with 8-ppound test braided line. Berg’s yellow perch is 15.75 inches long and 13.75 inches in girth.His catch replaces the previous state record yellow perch which was caught in Lake Erie by Charles Thomas on April 17, 1984 weighing 2.75 pounds and measuring 14.5 inches long.  Ohio’s record fish are determined on the basis of weight only.Ohio’s state record fish are certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee with assistance from fisheries biologists with the Ohio Division of Wildlife.  Fisheries biologist Carey Knight from the Ohio Division of Wildlife Fairport Harbor Research Station confirmed the identification of Berg’s catch as a yellow perch.For more information on Ohio’s state record fish program contact Fred Snyder, Chairman, OWO State Record Fish Committee, 754 Co. Rd. 126, Fremont, OH 43420, phone (419) 332-0777, email fnsnyder@gmail.com, www.outdoorwritersofohio.org.last_img read more

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