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first_img Difficult match RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) : Lionel Messi is back for Argentina. And Luis Suarez is expected to return for Uruguay. The two Barcelona teammates should be the focus tomorrow in South America’s most high-profile World Cup qualifier. With four rounds of qualifying remaining, Brazil have already advanced to Russia and lead the group with 33 points. The five-time World Cup winners are followed by Colombia (24), Uruguay (23), Chile (23), Argentina (22) and Ecuador (20). Peru and Paraguay have 18 points, and little chance to advance. Bolivia and Venezuela have been eliminated. In addition to Brazil, three more teams will claim the remaining automatic berths, and one more South American team could also reach Russia in a play-off. Messi is back from a one-game ban for insulting a match official. It was originally four matches, but the Argentine football association appealed successfully. That’s good news for coach Jorge Sampaoli, who will be on the bench for his first official game in charge. Without Messi, Argentina lost to Bolivia 2-0 in their last qualifier in March. Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez also needs Suarez. He has a right-knee injury, which Tabarez said will be evaluated in the run-up to the match. With or without Suarez, Tabarez knows “it will be a very, very difficult match”. Sampaoli replaced Edgardo Bauza in early June and has coached friendly wins over Brazil and Singapore. Sampaoli has left Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain out of the side, going instead with Paulo Dybala, who is seen as Messi’s heir on the national team. Tabarez is remaking the Uruguay side, which has been about the same since finishing fourth in the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 Copa America. New faces include Federico Valverde, Mauricio Lemos and Gaston Pereiro. “It’s not just another game coming up,” Uruguay defender Diego Godin said. “It’s a classic, and we know who we’re playing.” Other scheduled matches: Venezuela vs Colombia; Brazil vs Ecuador; Chile vs Paraguay and Peru vs Bolivia.last_img read more

first_imgFILE – In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019, file photo, Gennady Golovkin, of Kazakhstan, boxes during a workout in New York. Golovkin faces Steve Rolls, of Canada, in a middleweight bout on Saturday in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK — Gennady Golovkin has some gripes about the way boxing is handled.Not the competition in the ring itself, but what goes on in arranging top bouts. Triple G will not be facing a highly ranked opponent Saturday night when he fights Steve Rolls at Madison Square Garden, though Rolls is undefeated.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu LATEST STORIES Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs) could turn this fight into one of those shockers if he can emulate Ruiz; he’s using the same dressing room the new heavyweight champion did.Triple G is aware of that.“I respect Steve, because I understood he’s professional athlete and professional boxer,” Golovkin said. “This is not a game for me and for him. And I believe this is the biggest chance for him. I remember my situation (when first fighting at the Garden in 2013). I remember my position like Steve Rolls’ feels for right now, my first fight in Madison Square Garden. Just undefeated, nobody beat me. Just nobody knows how I am doing this. This is a big point, it’s more interesting.”Should Rolls get on, well, a roll, things might get very interesting.“I don’t think people are considering me just a write-off or a victim like they were before,” Rolls said, referencing Ruiz’s triumph. “I think now people are starting to think, hey, listen, you know what? This is a live fight.“But Golovkin, man … one of the very dominant middleweights within the past few eras. But we have Plan A, B and C. I know I have the ability to adapt in there. So we’re more focused on what Golovkin did well and what his strengths were, and we’re going to try and hopefully take that away from him.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks “It’s bad for the athletes and for sports in general, this situation.”In some weight classes, it’s unavoidable: There simply aren’t enough quality fighters to set up attractive bouts. That’s not true at all among the middleweights, super middleweights, welterweights, lightweights and featherweights. Plus, Andy Ruiz Jr.’s mammoth upset of Anthony Joshua for four heavyweight belts last weekend at the Garden has added some pop to the most ballyhooed division. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next So top-flight fights should be the rule, not the exception, in those loaded divisions, Golovkin believes.Triple G-Canelo would be as popular as any potential match, and they both have lucrative contracts with DAZN, which will stream Saturday night’s feature attraction. Alvarez also took on one of the division’s best when he defended his titles in a close bout with Daniel Jacobs, who also had a tight loss to Golovkin.That’s exactly what the Kazakh star (38-1-1, 34 KOs) wants to see: premier bouts.“When we signed the new deal with DAZN, we were looking for who would fit, who would fit at the Garden,” said Tom Loeffler, Kolovkin’s promoter. “It was kind of a short period of time in terms of announcing the fight. And we went through a list of names. A lot of guys weren’t available. Lou (DiBella, Rolls’ promoter) knew that we were looking for a fight; he called me. … As soon as that fight was proposed, Steve Rolls signed on the dotted line. He had no hesitation.“He’s undefeated. He’s from Canada. DAZN is trying to expand their business worldwide, and they like the fact that he’s from Canada, to increase the subscription base up there in Canada. So that’s how that came together.”ADVERTISEMENT 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Yes, there have been a bunch of megafights in the last two years, and a third Canelo Alvarez vs. Golovkin middleweight classic could be ahead if Triple G handles Rolls. But there also are the lopsided matchups that, in Triple G’s estimation, don’t advance the sport.“I can’t change many things when you look at what boxing is now,” said Golovkin, who for a rare moment has no titles when he takes on his Canadian opponent. “It seems (people) are more looking from the standpoint of money and profit and boxing being more of a business than sport. That’s what needs to change the most.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga Nadal hands Federer worst Grand Slam loss in 11 years in French Open semis Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Liberian Senate, through its Committees on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment & Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims and Petitions, has been commended for the reconvening of public hearing on the proposed Bill creating the Liberia Land Authority (LLA), the new institutional structure that will consolidate land functions from existing agencies of the Government. Public hearing on the Bill was suspended on September 30, 2015, to allow for internal consultations among agencies of the Government that had issues with some provisions of the Bill. The Bill is being proposed against the background of the current fragmentation of land functions among more than eight (8) government agencies, which has led to ineffectiveness, considerable confusion, poor delivery of services, and corrupt practices. It also one of several key deliverables of land reform taking place in Liberia under the auspices of the Land Commission.According to a citation dated January 13, 2016, under the signature of Senator Albert Chie, to agencies of the Government, copy of which is in the possession of this paper, the public hearing is scheduled to take place on February 17, 2016, in the Chambers of the Senate. Cross-section of citizens and officials of the Government in interviews commended the Joint Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives, under the chairmanship of Senator Chie, for decisively taking action by convening the first public hearing in September 2015. They also commended the Senate for the bold step to reconvene the hearing and expressed optimism for the speedy passage of the Bill into law, given the enormous expected benefits that will be accrued to the nation. The benefits include but are not limited to human and institutional capacity building for improved service delivery; policy, legal and regulatory reform; rebuilding and modernization of the land administration systems- land survey, mapping, registration, and valuation, etc. They further called on the Senate to resist any and all attempts by unscrupulous bureaucrats, politicians, land sellers and buyers, who are benefitting through fraud and other malpractices from the current land survey and registration services, to stop the Bill from enactment. They further stated that because these practices have continued unchecked, land disputes are endemic, overtaking the dockets of courts and threatening the peace and security of nation. They also appealed to the House of Representatives to take similar action on the Bill as the Senate.Liberians and the international community are therefore hoping for the speedy passage of the Land Authority Bill into law. Establishing the Land Authority and making it operational through budget support sooner rather than later will restore the much needed confidence and coordination needed in the sector, following the end of the Land Commission’s extended tenure on January 9th, 2016. Further necessitating the need for enactment of the Bill is the good will of the international community to assist Liberia undertakes the necessary reforms through bi-lateral and multi-lateral support. Two donor projects, the USAID five year (2015-2019) Land Governance Support Activity (LGSA) and the soon-to- be approved five year World Bank Liberia Land Administration Project are geared towards improving land governance and support to policy and legal reform, land administration services and implementation of customary land rights. According to sources closed to USAID and the World Bank, the total cost of both projects is estimated at over USD 19 Million.Liberians are equally calling on and appealing to both the Senate and House of Representatives to muster the courage to pass into law the Land Rights Bill, for which public hearing was held on August10, 2015.It can be recalled that President Sirleaf, in her 2012 and 2013 annual messages to the National Legislature, informed them of her intention to submit a Bill to separate the lands function from the Ministry of Lands, Mines, and Energy, and related agencies and to establish an agency with a focus on land matters.Consequently, The Land Commission was instructed by the President to draft the establishment Act for such an agency in consultation with relevant agencies of Government, including the Governance and Law Reform Commissions. After several consultations covering a period of more than two years, an establishment Bill, the Liberia Land Authority Bill was drafted, reviewed by key stakeholders and subsequently submitted to the President in September 2015.Liberians interviewed expressed appreciation to the Land Commission for accomplishing so much in the short period of its existence (August 2009 to January 2016).Summarized below are some of the major achievements of the Commission:•Conducted consultations in the 15 counties of Liberia to identify priority areas for land reform;•Convened the first National Urban Conference of Liberia;•Produced over 15 reports and research products covering land issues and matters;•Developed Interim Guidelines and Procedures for the Sale of Public Land;•Formulated the first National Land Rights Policy, which was adopted by the people and Government of Liberia;•Drafted the Land Rights Bill, which is before the Legislature for enactment;•Drafted the proposed Liberia Land Authority Bill, which is before the Legislature for enactment;•Formulated the final Land Administration Policy, which is awaiting Cabinet endorsement;•Formulated Land Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy, which is currently undergoing in-house review before consultation and presentation to the President;•Drafted the Act against the Criminal Conveyance of Land, which was enacted into law by the Legislature;•Established and made operational, Land Coordination Centers in six (6) of the fifteen (15) counties of Liberia;•Conducted pilots of tribal certificate inventories in Lofa, Margibi and Maryland Counties;•Completed the inventories of tribal certificates in Bong, Cape Mount, Montserrado and Bomi Counties;•Completed pilot urban land inventories in the cities of Gbarnga, Buchanan, and Ganta;•Conducted vetting of public land sale deeds which, upon approval by an inter-agency screening committee were forwarded to the President for her signature;•Assisted companies in the agriculture sector secure land to meet targets in compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in their concession agreements;•Worked in collaboration with relevant agencies of the Government to ensure that concessionaires acquired land in compliance with the Land Right Policy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgTyson Fury, left, of England, punches Otto Wallin, of Sweden, during their heavyweight boxing match Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS — Tyson Fury overcame a bloody cut over his right eye to pound out a unanimous decision Saturday night over Sweden’s Otto Wallin and set up a lucrative heavyweight rematch with Deontay Wilder.Fury remained unbeaten in 29 fights and retained his claim to the lineal heavyweight title against a fighter who was little known but gave the big Englishman all he could handle.ADVERTISEMENT Man United beats Leicester on penalty to end wait for win Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Much of the fight was fought at close range, as the two men brawled on the inside. That was particularly true in the later rounds, as Fury (29-0-1) tried to land uppercuts and Wallin kept punching at Fury’s bloody right eye.Fury earned a reported $12 million for the fight, part of a deal with promoter Bob Arum, who scooped him up after the Wilder fight. He will earn a lot more against Wilder, who still must beat Luis Ortiz in November to make the February rematch happen.Arum said Fury stepped up the pace after the cut over his eye was ruled to be from a punch. Had the fight been stopped early because of the cut Wallin would have won.“It was a courageous performance, a terrific fight,” Arum said. “We knew the Swede wasn’t a quitter. But Tyson’s a real warrior. That’s why they call him the Gypsy King.”Fury came into the ring behind a mariachi band, wearing a pancho and a sombrero to stake his claim to fighting on Mexican Independence Day weekend in Las Vegas.But he quickly found himself in a rough and tumble battle with Wallin, who was plucked from obscurity to be Fury’s opponent. Wallin had his moments in the fight, but never seemed to really hurt Fury.Fury started landing cleaner punches as the fight went into the later rounds and when he wasn’t punching at Wallin he was leaning his 6-foot-9 256 1/2-pound fame on him. Wallin fought hard, but seemed to be tiring in the later rounds as Fury built up a lead on the scorecards.Wallin was trying to score the biggest win for a Swedish heavyweight since Ingemar Johnansson defeated Floyd Patterson for the heavyweight title in 1959. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LATEST STORIES Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Referee Tony Weeks stopped the fight briefly in the sixth round for the ringside doctor to look at the eye. When the fight resumed, Fury fought at a quicker pace, seemingly realizing he might be running out of time.With renewed determination, he kept the pressure on Wallin the rest of the way to cement a huge payday against Wilder, who he fought to a draw in December.“Deontay Wilder, I want you next,” Wilder said.Wallin was still fighting hard in the final round, stunning Fury with a right to the head and chasing him around the ring in search of a knockdown that never came. Wallin, fighting for only the second time in the U.S., suffered his first defeat to fall to 20-1.“I did everything I could, I tried my best,” Wallin said. “Tyson is a great fighter.”ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist With blood streaming down his face, Fury dominated from the middle rounds on in what was supposed to be little more than a tune up fight for his scheduled February rematch with Wilder. He was a 30-1 favorite at fight time, but after being cut in the third round had to reach deep to pull out the win.The three ringside judges had Fury winning by scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112. The Associated Press had Fury winning 116-112.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“It’s all heart and determination,” Fury said. “If I can keep going, I keep going. Otto is a great Swede, a Viking warrior.”Fury was cut over his right eye in the third round, and it clearly bothered him as the fight went on. Blood flowed down the right side of his face and stained his trunks, and Fury kept wiping at the cut to try and keep the blood out of his eye. View commentslast_img read more

first_img Approximately three per cent of the population could potentially experience psychosis, meaning it is six times more common than Type 1 Diabetes. Although there is no cure for psychosis, there is treatment so those affected can live a full life. The mental health group showed the classes how some people may have genetic vulnerabilities, and when environmental stresses are added on, it can trigger an episode. Alcohol and other drugs can also increase chances, and smoking marijuana regularly can increase chances of psychosis by 40 per cent. While those statistics may sound scary, ReachOut’s focus is largely on being aware that what your friend is going through may not be just a “teenage phase”. For more information on psychosis, visit ReachOut’s website.Advertisement In addition to quirky rock songs, the group taught the middle schoolers about the early symptoms of psychosis, and how to notice them in their friends. Psychosis is a condition that affects the mind, so that those suffering from it have a hard time telling the difference between what’s real and what’s not real. Symptoms can include auditory, visual and tactile hallucinations, as well as delusions. You may hear voices, or feel like bugs are crawling on your body. Guitarist Mike Young went through similar symptoms when he was in high school, suffering from depression and paranoia. He stopped going to school and withdrew from his friends and family. He said if it wasn’t for a friend reaching out to him, he might have never known he was going through a psychotic episode.- Advertisement – Psychosis largely afflicts young people between the ages of 16 and 25, and the hope of ReachOut’s presentation is to inform people of what to look out for when they’re young. “If a friend is going through something like this, you’ll be the first to notice,” said lead presenter Barbara Adler. “It’s really important that if you or a friend are going through any of these things, you should get checked out.”Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – An artist originally from Fort St. John has been named as a regional winner of the 14th annual BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition.Fort St. John resident and First Nations University graduate Kristen Auger is this year’s regional winner from Saskatchewan for her submission, Nîpihikan Pimâtisiwin: Flower Life. The intricate piece is made of stroud cloth, seed beads, satin and velveteen, and is inspired by the Cree Hoods of the 1970s.The competition of visual arts from students in post-secondary institutions across the country represents the best of Canada’s next generation of artists. Auger was selected alongside 11 other regional winners and national winner Nathan Levasseur from the University of Alberta. Auger’s piece was out of 248 entries that were submitted from across the country. The winning pieces can be viewed on BMO Financial Group’s website here.- Advertisement -In addition to having her piece displayed at the University of Toronto’s Justina M. Barnicke Gallery from November 17th to December 17th, Auger has also been awarded a $5,000 prize.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Northern Metalic Sales in Fort St. John made a big donation to the North Peace Seniors Housing Society late last week.Northern Metalic’s Fort St. John Marketing Coordinator Greg Armstrong said that the company holds a tent event every year during the first weekend in June. He said that as part of the kick-off to the event, Northern Metalic made the $10,000 donation to the Seniors Housing Society, to whom they’ve also donated funds to in the past.Armstrong said that the Housing Society will be putting the funds towards the installation of a new elevator in one of its four buildings. – Advertisement -Armstrong said that during the tent event on June 9th, Northern Metallic will also be holding a fundraiser that will include a bouncy castle and barbecue for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation.last_img read more

first_imgA STRANORLAR native is helping to grow Gaelic Games in Japan.Jodi Meenan has lived in Tokyo for several years now and is the Chairperson of Japan GAA.The former Sean MacCumhaills player is looking forward to the Asian Gaelic Games, which take place in Kuala Lumpur at the start of November. Japan is currently hosting the Rugby World Cup and Meenan was interviewed this week by Eoin Sheahan on Off The Ball.“We have roughly 50 men, 30 are the usual active guys and 20 guys who come when they can and we have 30 ladies, mostly Japanese,” he said.Watch the full clip below … Watch: Meet the Stranorlar man who is growing Gaelic Games in Japan was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Eoin SheahanJapanJodi Meenanoff the ballSean MacCumhaillsStranorlartokyolast_img read more

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Jones (far right) and the rest of the ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ cast huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 REVEALED They say everything happens for a reason – and Vinnie Jones can certainly testify to that.The footballer-turned-Hollywood-hardman reveals his big break in the film industry was sparked by rejection at Queens Park Rangers.Back in 1998, following the sacking of Ray Harford, former QPR chairman Chris Wright approached Jones with an offer for the job.But the role eventually went to Iain Dowie, who took charge as caretaker boss before the appointment of Gerry Francis. REVEALED 2 ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won But while most people would take the bright lights of Hollywood over a relegation dogfight, Jones wishes he had a crack at management.When asked whether he regrets never coaching, he said: “Massively. I actually came out here and set up a semi-pro team called the Hollywood All-Stars and I really loved it.“I loved coaching the lads. I loved the organising. I loved it from a tactical perspective on the bench.“We passed it around a bit as well, we didn’t just lump it!” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions So ‘The Axe’ packed his bags and set sail for Los Angeles, where he landed a starring role in the film ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’.Dowie was gone in 18 days.Jones told talkSPORT: “Iain Dowie was lurking in the background, doing a bit of mischief, and he ended up getting the job. BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining “That’s when I ended up coming out here [to Los Angeles].“I got that job, ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’, with Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie. Iain Dowie was coaching the reserves.“So that was a bit of a turnaround.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Dowie was briefly in charge of QPR before they appointed Francis REPLY last_img read more