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Gassiev knocks out Dorticos in cruiserweight unification bout

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lewis, Moss, Owens, Urlacher highlight 8-person Hall class Dorticos started confidently trying to control the pace of the fight from the start. He performed some good jab work, while Gassiev also landed effective punches in the opening round.The Cuban continued to push the pace with the hard punches in the second but Gassiev replied positively landing some more solid shots of his own into his opponent’s body.Later on Dorticos continued peppering his rival with shots but his unvaried attacks made little headway as Gassiev defended stoutly responding with rare but hard and precise punches.After the eighth round Dorticos’ work rate noticeably slowed down and Gassiev stepped up the pressure, beginning to take control and show off his superior hand speed and precision.In the final round Gassiev looked in complete command sending Dorticos to the cavas twice before the referee stopped the bout with just 18 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:14Carpio 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 Next stop for Gassiev is the Muhammad Ali trophy in the cruiserweight division of the WBSS final in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in May. There he will face Ukraine’s Alexander Usyk, who beat Mairis Briedis of Latvia in the other WBSS semi-final.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – NEWARK, NJ – OCTOBER 21: Murat Gassiev takes on Krzysztof Wlodarczyk during their IBF Cruiserweight at Prudential Center on October 21, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFPRussia’s Murat Gassiev retained his IBF cruiserweight belt and grabbed the WBA cruiserweight title with a technical knockout of Cuban Yunier Dorticos in a unification bout in Russia’s resort city Sochi on Saturday.Gassiev, 24, the youngest member of the cruiserweight field of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) improved his record to 27-0 with 19 KO’s following the semi-final win in Sochi’s Bolshoy Ice Dome. ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 31-year-old previously unbeaten Dorticos — nicknamed “The KO Doctor” — has now dropped to 22-1 with 21 knockouts.“I’d like to thank everybody who supported me tonight. It’s a very important win for me in the very important unification bout,” Gassiev said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Dorticos is a great fighter, great champion, true hard-hitter and the real warrior. He never gives up.“It’s a cruiserweight division and I was under tough pressure throughout the bout. I was never sure I’m winning the bout before the very last moment.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View commentslast_img read more

Granny killer jailed for 23 years

first_imgAfter weeks of delay and professing his innocence, 26-year-old Kevon Alfred on Tuesday admitted to killing 75-year-old re-migrant Joyce Lewis at her home at Lot 3630 Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Alfred, who appeared in the High Court before Justice Navindra Singh, was set to go on trial after switching his attorney, Senior Counsel Stanley Moore, last week, and rejecting advice to plead guilty. However, after a discussion with his new attorney, George Thomas, Alfred changed his mind and pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.Murdered remigrant Joyce LewisAlfred, of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, maintained in court that his friend — Cordell Eastman, called “Gaza” — who had hired him as a taxi driver, was the one who had killed the elderly woman on March 26, 2014. Alfred claimed he had simply witnessed “Gaza” chasing after the re-migrant, and going into her home.In his explanation, Alfred declared that he had met up with Eastman one day prior to his sister’s birthday (March 25, 2016), and had agreed to transport him via a car that he had borrowed. The accused also claimed that after he was directed to the Ruimveldt area where Lewis lived, his friend went inside the house while he waited outside. Adding that he did not know the area since he was from West Demerara, Alfred said he became tired waiting, and that is when he went into the elderly woman’s residence and saw what he alleged to had transpired.State Prosecutor Abigail Gibbs, however, retorted that Alfred was an unwanted guest, who had entered Lewis’s home, strangled the woman to death, robbed her, and had used her mobile phone to sell the items to a witness, who was set to testify.Jailed: Kevon AlfredBefore sentencing him to 23 years in prison, Justice Singh told Alfred that even though he had pleaded guilty, he showed no sign of remorse. The sentence passed on Alfred took into account that he did not waste the court’s time.According to reports, Lewis’s lifeless body was found in her home by Police and her sister, Veronica Deen, on the morning of March 26, 2014. She reportedly was also found with her underwear pulled to her ankles and dark marks around her neck.Five months after Lewis was killed, Alfred was arrested and charged with the murder. Reports are that Alfred’s fingerprints were among several that detectives had found in the slain woman’s home. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

CJIA project on schedule for December deadline

first_imgThe Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project is still on schedule to be completed by December 31, says Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson.Work on the runway, which began in 2013, resumed in late 2016 after the loan was restructured under the coalition Government.In a recent interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister Patterson said the new Arrivals and Departure sections have bOne of the signs leading to the boarding gates at the CJIAeen opened to passengers. He added that two of the boarding bridges were operational while two others would be operational next month.“There are other ongoing works at the airport: we’re preparing a new access road, a new roundabout at the airport and some internal works. So, CJIA is up and running. With the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) conferencecoming up in November and American Airlines starting operations on November 14, we hope to show off the country and attract other carriers as well,” Minister Patterson explained.The new Arrivals terminal, which became operational in September, has already been commended by passengers. The outstanding work includes placement of hoardings (billboards) and striping of the runway (to reduce the risk of aircraft over-shooting the runway, or over-flying during take-off). The striping can only be done after the laying of asphaltic concrete on the runway has been completed.Further, when the project is completed, other minor works will be done during the one-year defects and liability period, Minister Patterson said.“… even when all the works are completed, there is a one-year defects and liability and commissioning period. Therefore, while the project will be handed over, you would see a workman or two going around to ensure that everything is functioning. We’ve commissioned all the washrooms in the new terminal building, but afterPassengers in the Arrivals section of the CJIAthree months we have to check it up,” Minister Patterson said.On completion, the $31.2 billion (US$150 million) expansion project is expected to have four air passenger boarding bridges for Arrivals and Departures; a 450-seat Departure area, escalators and elevators in addition to an extended runway catering for larger categories of aircraft. The Airport has also incorporated Guyanese craft and pictorial images in keeping with a request made by President David Granger to ensure that the Airport is uniquely Guyanese.Earlier in the year, the Ministry had sought more than $346 million in supplementary funding to cater for two air bridges and see the project to completion.last_img read more

Guyoil hikes prices on kero, gasoil

first_imgThe Guyana Oil Company Limited (Guyoil) has adjusted upwards its prices for kerosene and gasoil, a move it says is directly related to increased acquisition costs charged by suppliers and is consistent with the current trend of upward movement of fuel prices on the world market.The State-owned oil company made the announcement on Tuesday which points to increases to be paid for kerosene and gas oil by $5 per litre each.Guyoil, in making its announcement, said it has been absorbing the fluctuations of oil prices on the world market, but recent movements “have made these adjustments necessary”.The announcement was made by Guyoil Marketing Manager Eric Whaul, who said, “Conversely, Guyoil is happy to announce a reduction in the price for gasoline by $2 per litre.”The move is anticipated to not only have a positive impact on individuals who use their vehicles to go to work and conduct business, but also on the transportation sector. According to Whaul, “it ably demonstrates Guyoil’s commitment to act in the interest of all Guyanese and the nation as a whole.” Whaul said too that as a Guyanese company which is owned and managed by Guyanese and is a major contributor to the national coffers, “Guyoil continues to contribute in a positive way to the overall development of Guyana and remains steadfast in its commitment as stated in its motto –”Excellence in Service”.The company is wholly owned by the Government of Guyana through the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL), and governed by a Board of Directors.last_img read more

Question mark kid

first_imgProfessor Carolyn Rude, chairwoman of the university’s English department, said Cho’s writing was so disturbing that he had been referred to the university’s counseling service. “Sometimes, in creative writing, people reveal things and you never know if it’s creative or if they’re describing things, if they’re imagining things or just how real it might be,” Rude said. “But we’re all alert to not ignore things like this.” She said she did not know when he was referred for counseling, or what the outcome was. Rude refused to release any of his writings or his grades, citing privacy laws. The counseling service refused to comment. Cho, who came to the United States from South Korea in 1992 and was raised in suburban Washington, D.C., where his parents worked at a dry cleaners, left a note that was found after the bloodbath. A law enforcement official who read Cho’s note described it Tuesday as a typed, eight-page rant against rich kids and religion. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. “You caused me to do this,” the official quoted the note as saying. Cho indicated in his letter that the end was near and that there was a deed to be done, the official said. He also expressed disappointment in his own religion, and made several references to Christianity, the official said. The official said the letter was either found in Cho’s dorm room or in his backpack. The backpack was found in the hallway of the classroom building where the shootings happened, and contained several rounds of ammunition, the official said. Col. Steve Flaherty, superintendent of the Virginia State Police, said authorities were going through a considerable number of writings. Citing unidentified sources, the Chicago Tribune reported Cho had recently set a fire in a dorm room and had stalked some women. Monday’s rampage consisted of two attacks, more than two hours apart – first at a dormitory, where two people were killed, then inside a classroom building, where 31 people, including Cho, died. Two handguns – a 9 mm and a .22-caliber – were found in the classroom building. The Washington Post quoted law enforcement sources as saying Cho died with the words “Ismail Ax” in red ink on one of his arms, but they were not sure what that meant. According to court papers, police found a “bomb threat” note – directed at engineering school buildings – near the victims in the classroom building. In the past three weeks, Virginia Tech was hit with two other bomb threats, but investigators have not connected those earlier threats to Cho. Cho graduated from Westfield High School in Chantilly, Va., in 2003. His family lived in an off-white, two-story townhouse in Centreville, Va. At least one of those killed in the rampage, Reema Samaha, graduated from Westfield High in 2006. But there was no immediate word from authorities on whether Cho knew the young woman and singled her out. “He was very quiet, always by himself,” neighbor Abdul Shash said. Shash said Cho spent a lot of his free time playing basketball and would not respond if someone greeted him. Classmates painted a similar picture. Julie Poole, who shared two classes with Cho, didn’t even know his name until Tuesday. After his antics during the first day of British literature class last year, “we just really knew him as the question mark kid,” Poole said. Cho spent much of that class sitting in the back of the room, wearing a hat and seldom participating. In a small department, Cho distinguished himself for being anonymous. “He didn’t reach out to anyone. He never talked,” Poole said. One law enforcement official said Cho’s backpack contained a receipt for a March purchase of a Glock 9 mm pistol. Cho held a green card, meaning he was a legal, permanent resident. That meant he was eligible to buy a handgun unless he had been convicted of a felony. Roanoke Firearms owner John Markell said his shop sold the Glock and a box of practice ammo to Cho 36 days ago for $571. “He was a nice, clean-cut college kid. We won’t sell a gun if we have any idea at all that a purchase is suspicious,” Markell said. Investigators stopped short of saying Cho carried out both attacks, although State Police ballistics tests showed one gun was used in both. Two law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because the information had not been announced, also said Cho’s fingerprints were on both guns, whose serial numbers had been filed off. Gov. Tim Kaine said he will appoint a panel at the university’s request to review authorities’ handling of the disaster. Parents and students bitterly complained that the university should have locked down the campus immediately after the first burst of gunfire and did not do enough to warn people. Kaine warned against making snap judgments and said he had “nothing but loathing” for those who take the tragedy and “make it their political hobby horse to ride.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! What was emerging was a chilling portrait of a 23-year-old loner who alarmed his professors with twisted creative writing and left a rambling note in his dorm room raging against women and rich kids. Even when authorities identified him in connection with the shooting that killed 33 people, including Cho, some classmates in the close-knit English department didn’t know for sure who he was until they saw his photograph. News reports said that he may have been taking medication for depression and that he was becoming increasingly violent and erratic. A student who attended Virginia Tech last fall provided obscenity- and violence-laced screenplays that he said Cho wrote as part of a playwriting class. One was about a fight between a stepson and his stepfather, and involved throwing of hammers and attacks with a chainsaw. Another was about students fantasizing about stalking and killing a teacher who sexually molested them. “When we read Cho’s plays, it was like something out of a nightmare. The plays had really twisted, macabre violence that used weapons I wouldn’t have even thought of,” former classmate Ian MacFarlane, now an AOL employee, wrote in a blog posted on an AOL Web site. He said he and other students “were talking to each other with serious worry about whether he could be a school shooter.” “We always joked we were just waiting for him to do something, waiting to hear about something he did,” said another classmate, Stephanie Derry. “But when I got the call it was Cho who had done this, I started crying, bawling.” BLACKSBURG, Va. – His classmates knew him only as “the question mark kid.” On the first day of class last year, when everyone introduced himself, Cho Seung-Hui sat sullenly in the back of the room and refused to speak. On the sign-in sheet, he had put only a question mark for his name. Everyone knew Cho’s name Tuesday after he was identified as the gunman in the worst shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, but his reason remained a question mark. “He was a loner, and we’re having difficulty finding information about him,” school spokesman Larry Hincker said. last_img read more

Troubled Sterling booked for diving as England down Nigeria

first_img0Shares0000Nigeria’s Bryan Idowu vies with England’s midfielder Raheem Sterling © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 2 – England kicked off their World Cup preparations with a 2-1 friendly win over Nigeria, but Raheem Sterling ended a troubled week on a low note as the Manchester City star was booked for diving.Gareth Southgate’s side swept into a two-goal lead as Gary Cahill and captain Harry Kane netted in a dominant first-half display at Wembley on Saturday. But that encouraging opening was marred by a lethargic effort from England after the interval.Alex Iwobi reduced the deficit for Nigeria, who came close to equalising after exposing the flaws in Southgate’s three-man defence by repeatedly attacking down the flanks.Southgate still has time to work on those tactical issues as England have one more friendly — against Costa Rica in Leeds on Thursday – before they fly to Russia for their Group G opener against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18.“We played really well, with the ball especially. Far more good situations than in recent games,” Southgate insisted.“The period leading up to their goal, they changed their system and we took some time to adjust.“But after that we dealt with it well. It was a decent exercise for us to adjust to that.”But the England manager will also have to consider having another talk with Sterling after the City winger’s latest controversy.Speaking just before kick-off, Southgate admitted he had doubts about selecting Sterling after he arrived a day late for the start of England’s training camp due to a flight mix-up as he returned from holiday.Sterling had apologised to his team-mates after Southgate laid down the law — but that wasn’t his only issue since he joined up with England as the 23-year-old was forced to defend his new tattoo of an M16 assault rifle.After flopping for England at Euro 2016, Sterling has a point to prove and his fine form in City’s Premier League title-winning campaign was on display in his eye-catching first-half performance.But Sterling couldn’t stay out of trouble and was booked for an embarrassingly clear dive in a failed attempt to win a second-half penalty.“I haven’t looked at the incident but I thought he worked really hard for us and his counter-attacking was a real problem for the opposition,” Southgate said of Sterling.“I thought he was very bright and his movement caused problems. I was happy with his performance.”It was that kind of evening for Southgate, with pluses and negatives in equal measure.Dele Alli was subjected to jeers from the large contingent of Nigeria supporters, who recalled his decision to snub their country in favour of representing England.Alli, who has a Nigerian father, didn’t seem perturbed and he was soon celebrating when England took a seventh-minute lead.– Convincing case –Kieran Trippier’s precise corner picked out Cahill, who got between two Nigeria defenders to power his header past Francis Uzoho.Following an inconsistent season with Tottenham and some diffident displays for England, Alli needed to cement his place in Southgate’s team and, ignoring the hail of boos, he was making a convincing case.Sterling was the creator when England doubled their lead in the 39th minute, his pass picking out Kane for a low 18-yard strike that crept under a woeful attempted save from Uzoho.Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, making only his third international appearance, hardly had a save to make in the first half.But the 24-year-old was picking the ball out of the net three minutes into the second half as England’s three-man central defence of Cahill, Kyle Walker and John Stones were exposed.Odion Ighalo got free to shoot against a post and Arsenal winger Iwobi pounced on the loose ball to give Pickford no chance with a clinical finish.Sterling’s troubles weren’t quite over and he was booked for his crude attempt to win a penalty when Uzoho came off his line to block the winger’s run.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool lack ‘big star’ despite squad improvements, says former striker

first_imgFormer Liverpool striker Emile Heskey believes the club still lack a ‘big star’ despite their transfer business this summer.Brendan Rodgers went on a spending spree worth around £115million as he looks to build on last season’s second place finish in the Premier League.But while the club landed Mario Balotelli from AC Milan in a shock £16million deal, he still feels another star player is needed after the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.Heskey said: “Brendan Rodgers has put together a better squad this season. They’re obviously missing one big star, but as a squad I think it’s better this season.”last_img

Young man involved in fatal crash fined €400 for having no NCT

first_imgA young man who was driving a car in which his girlfriend was killed following an accident has been fined €400 for having no NCT on the vehicle.Gary O’Donnell appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with failing a seatbelt and having no NCT on October 14th, 2014. The court was told that there was a more serious charge of which Mr O’Donnell, now aged 22, was acquitted of.Although no mention was given in evidence of this incident, Mr O’Donnell was the driver of a car which was involved in an accident which claimed the life of Kym Harley.Mr O’Donnell, of Steeple View, Dunwiley, Stranorlar, was recently found not guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of Ms Harley.It had been established that Mr O’Donnell had not been wearing a seatbelt on the date of the accident at Dreenan, Ballybofey, but a delay in providing the accused with a fixed penalty notice meant that the charge was dropped.The court heard that there had been no valid NCT on the vehicle Mr O’Donnell was driving since May 5th, 2013 but that he had not purchased the car until October 8th, 2014, less than a week before the accident.Barrister for Mr O’Donnell, Mr Peter Nolan stressed that the lack of an NCT was “not a factor in the principle incident.”Judge Martin Nolan was told that Mr O’Donnell had no previous convictions for road traffic offences.He said he was taking into account his plea and his age and said that he did not believe that in any circumstances a custodial sentence was merited.He asked if Mr O’Donnell was working and his father told the court that he was now working with him and was earning approximately €200 a week.Judge Nolan fined Mr O’Donnell €400.Young man involved in fatal crash fined €400 for having no NCT was last modified: February 5th, 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:BallybofeycrashdonegalGary O’DonnellNCTlast_img read more

Leeds become third favourites to win Championship after excellent start

first_img 1 highlights gameday possible standings LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The bookmakers reckon so.After watching Marcelo Bielsa’s new-look side cruise past Championship-favourites Stoke, Leeds have suddenly become third favourites to win the division.Oddschecker currently puts them at 8/1, with only Middlesbrough and Stoke ahead of them.The Whites have not taken long to adapt to their eccentric new manager’s intensity, and if they continue to play football of yesterday’s quality, they sure will be difficult to stop. Marcelo Bielsa hit the ground running in the Championship possible xi Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact NEW ERA 14 years of hurt. At Elland Road yesterday, one or two Leeds fans might’ve started dreaming.Not since 2004 has the famous ground tasted Premier League football; could this be the year Leeds finally get back where they belong? ALTERED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? smart causal How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dacklast_img read more

SINN FEIN CANDIDATE WANTS GLENTIES BACK ON THE RIGHT ‘PATH’

first_imgSinn Féin local election candidate for the Glenties Electoral Area, John Sheamais O’Fearraigh, has called on Donegal County Council to make funding available to extend the local footpath infrastructure in the parish.Mr O’Fearraigh called on Donegal County Council to explore the possibility of the extending the footpath network from Luinneach to Carrickmcgarvey to make it safer for pedestrians in the area.“This stretch of road on the R257 is one of the busiest in the locality with children walking on a daily basis to the local national and secondary schools. “It would also be used frequently in the summer months by students attending irish courses in the area. It is important that the infrastructure is developed to ensure the safety of locals and tourists alike who use this route.“Over the years Donegal County Council has extended the footpath from Dore through to Bunbeg, Derrybeg and Srathmartin. By extending this footpath, it would connect to the existing infrastructure in the parish.“Last month the Sinn Féin team on Donegal County Council refused to accept the cutbacks contained in the Council Budget for 2014. Instead, Sinn Féin recognises the need to invest in our local communities, by developing local infrastructure projects and creating employment in the process.“I am calling on Donegal County Council to identify appropriate funding to develop this project, which would be a very worthwhile addition to the area.” SINN FEIN CANDIDATE WANTS GLENTIES BACK ON THE RIGHT ‘PATH’ was last modified: February 20th, 2014 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:footpathsGlentieslast_img read more