first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Renowned for his power punching having knocked out all 20 of the opponents in his professional career, Joshua said fans might see a different side to him on Saturday.“Boxing is not just about brute strength, it’s about finesse and technique,” he said. “So you’re going to see some real class skills in there.”The fighters were addressing a crowd of about 4,000 people at the weigh-in at Motorpoint Arena in a rainy Cardiff.A New Zealander with Samoan heritage, Parker entered the stage to a few jeers, moments after supporters welcomed him with a New Zealand haka and a Samoan siva.Parker looked like he meant business, whereas Joshua was all smiles as he high-fived some fans on his walk to the stage.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Parker, the WBO champion, weighed 236 pounds, nine pounds lighter than his last fight against Hughie Fury in September.“I feel better,” said Joshua, who hasn’t been this light for a world title fight. “When I put this weight into the real thing, I’ll be a lot sharper and my reactions and timing will be better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAfter the stare-down, Parker and Joshua shook hands and briefly chatted on the stage.“We’re both going to be moving well,” Parker said, “and throwing big bombs.” In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Around 78,000 fans are expected at the nearby Principality Stadium for the fight between two unbeaten world champions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Filipino-Canadian forward Matthew Daves commits to Ateneo Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Britain’s Anthony Joshua, left, and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker during the weigh in, at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Friday March 30, 2018, ahead of their world heavyweight unification title fight on Saturday. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)CARDIFF, Wales — Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker have shed the pounds (kilograms) for their world heavyweight unification title fight on Saturday.At a weigh-in on Friday where both fighters showed respect for each other, WBA and IBF titleholder Joshua tipped the scales at 242 pounds (110kg) — 12 pounds lighter than for his most recent fight against Carlos Takam in October.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum (L) vies with Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy during a match in Liverpool, north west England on October 28, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Oct 28 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted his side had laboured hard in their uninspiring 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at Anfield on Saturday.Goals from Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum would suggest this was an easy afternoon’s work for Liverpool but they were dreadfully pedestrian in the first half of a match that never really got going. Yet Klopp knew his men needed to get back to winning ways after last weekend’s 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur and the German was just pleased to have picked up the three points against a battling Huddersfield side.“The first half was a little bit stiff, that was clear,” he said.“We didn’t want to give them any opportunity for a counter-attack but it was not too difficult to fix it at half-time to create more.“We had more chances, but it’s a big relief to be honest because the pressure was there. There is no doubt about that.“I could hear that people didn’t like the first half too much, I know it’s hard work but in the end probably nobody remembers the first half because the second half was really much better.“It helped a lot today — three goals, three points, clean sheet, very, very important.”– ‘It was a deserved defeat’ –The first half was dull fare -– apart from an impressive Jonas Lossl penalty save after Tommy Smith was adjudged to have fouled Firmino in the box.Mohamed Salah’s penalty was well struck but Lossl did brilliantly to block the effort down to his left and when Jordan Henderson badly scuffed the rebound, the half-time whistle could not come quickly enough.After the interval, Liverpool finally settled as they eventually broke down Huddersfield’s rigorous defence.Sturridge –- in for the injured Philippe Coutinho — beat the onrushing Lossl to open the scoring after 50 minutes and when Firmino nodded home a James Milner corner soon after, the result was beyond doubt.Huddersfield battled but Wijnaldum fired into the roof of the net from close to the penalty spot with 15 minutes left.Huddersfield manager David Wagner was still impressed with what he had seen before Liverpool opened the scoring.“We played defensively very well, we neutralised their power and I’ve never seen Anfield that quiet for a long time until we conceded the first goal,” said Wagner, who is Klopp’s best friend.“I think at the end it was a deserved defeat but for me, the idea of our game worked over 55 or 60 minutes.“If you want to steal a point at Anfield you have to perform from the first to the final whistles but we couldn’t quite manage that today.“We have four points away from home so far this season and we shouldn’t forget how hard it is to come to play at Anfield.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgA MOTORIST caught driving an English-registered vehicle has been fined.Daniel McLaughlin, who is 26 and from Kinnego, Ballymagan, appeared at Buncrana District Court charged with failing to have a valid NCT certificate.He was stopped by Garda Thomas Duggan at West End, Buncrana, on July 19 last year. Dorrian Defence solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn told Judge Paul Kelly that McLaughlin had only received the car and had a VRT appointment booked for July 5th but had been unable to take up the appointment.He produced a document showing this to Judge Paul Kelly.Mr MacLochlainn said McLaughlin had only just come into possession of the car which had been owned by McLaughlin’s brother who had emigrated to Australia.Garda Inspector David Murphy questioned this however, telling the court that McLaughlin’s brother had the vehicle in September 2012.“He was back and forward from Australia between then and July,” said Mr Mac Lochlainn.“Really judge?,” said Inspector Murphy.McLaughlin was fined €150.FINE FOR MOTORIST DRIVING ENGLISH-REGISTERED CAR was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranacourtDaniel McLaughlinFRank DorrianJUDGEKinnegoNCTVRTlast_img read more

first_imgBrentford could find out in the next 48 hours whether they will be able to bring Everton youngster Jake Bidwell back to Griffin Park.Bidwell impressed while on loan with the Bees last season and manager Uwe Rosler has waited patiently for Everton to decide whether the left-back will be allowed to return.Summer signing Tony Craig can play at left-back as well as in the centre of defence, but Rosler is keen to have Bidwell in his squad.The 19-year-old made 24 appearances for Brentford after arriving at the club last November.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_img15 October 2012 Tourist arrivals to South Africa grew by 10.5% for the first six months of 2012, more than double the global average of 5% for the same period. “Stats SA’s tourism figures indicate that South Africa experienced an excellent first half of the year, attracting 4 416 373 tourists to the country between January and June 2012, compared to 3 996 760 tourist arrivals for the same period in 2011,” Department of Tourism said in a statement on the weekend.Overseas tourists The industry experienced particularly strong growth in overseas tourist arrivals, recording 17.1% growth in arrivals from outside the African continent. A total of 1 163 477 overseas tourist arrivals were recorded for the first six months of 2012, compared to 993 364 tourist arrivals for the corresponding period in 2011. “Despite the global economic downturn, our focused marketing efforts and the hard work of everyone in the tourism industry are paying dividends,” said Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. “Although the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) does predict a slowdown in global arrivals in the second half of this year, we are delighted with our very strong start in 2012, and are confident that it will be a year worth celebrating for us as far as the tourism industry is concerned.”African tourists For South African tourism, regional Africa as a whole has been one of the strongest performers so far this year, with tourist arrivals from the region growing by 8.3% over the first six months of 2012. Growth in tourist arrivals for the first six months of 2012 has been strong in all regions, with particularly strong growth from emerging markets, with Asia growing by 40.7% and Central and South America by 54.4%. For the first time, China is one of South Africa’s top five source markets of overseas tourists, overtaking France as the country’s fourth-largest overseas source market. A total of 60 272 Chinese visitors came to South Africa in the first half of 2012, which represents a massive 68.4% growth compared to the first half of 2011, when South Africa received only 35 796 Chinese arrivals. “The launch of SAA’s direct flight between Beijing and Johannesburg in January this year has contributed to growth from this market, helping to meet some of the obvious demand for Destination South Africa in China,” said Van Schalkwyk. South Africa is also reaping significant benefits from its marketing efforts and strong trade relations work in other emerging markets, including India and Brazil, with arrivals from India continuing its steep upward growth trajectory. South Africa recorded 21.1% growth in arrivals from India for the first six months of this year, and a phenomenal 68.4% growth in arrivals from Brazil Source: read more

first_imgXherdan Shaqiri and Gokhan Inler will be crucial for Switzerland at the World CupPerhaps this is Switzerland’s best chance to make an impression at the World Cup.The Swiss have a talented group of mostly young players who are aiming to give veteran coach Ottmar Hitzfeld a fitting finale for his career.Here are five players to watch:XHERDAN SHAQIRIStill only 22, Xherdan Shaqiri should make many lists of potential breakout stars in Brazil.Shaqiri will be going to his second World Cup with talent has not yet been fully exposed.At Bayern Munich, the stocky wide attacker has to wait for his chance in the biggest Champions League matches behind Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Thomas Mueller. In the Bundesliga, Shaqiri is a consistent scorer and assist provider for the runaway champions.Despite tight and physical marking from opponents in Brazil, Shaqiri has strength and balance to compare with the similarly sized Lionel Messi.The poor man’s Messi? It sounds like an insult, but really isn’t.GOKHAN INLERSwitzerland fans have long looked for Gokhan Inler to step up and be “patron” of the midfield.Now captain of the “Nati,” Inler has increasingly shown the strength and creativity to dictate play. However, it is an intriguing tussle for central midfield slots among Napoli teammates Inler, Valon Behrami and Blerim Dzemaili.Behrami and Dzemaili stood out in a 1-0 win over Brazil last August. Inler was benched because he would be suspended for a subsequent World Cup qualifier, so Hitzfeld paired the other two.advertisementInler soon returned and, celebrating his 30th birthday in Brazil after the group stage ends, should be in his prime.FABIAN SCHAERSwitzerland has often seemed to lack a world-class central defender in recent years. Fabian Schaer might be the solution.The 22-year-old Schaer has impressed in only his second season with Swiss champion FC Basel and since making his international debut against Brazil.With excellent long-range passing and the composure to take penalties for his club, Schaer has also scored three times in his first three national team matches.Defensively, Schaer is still developing and has missed valuable playing time with knee and ankle injuries since December.Schaer has already been linked with Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal and a good World Cup could make him the latest big sale by Basel.STEPHAN LICHTSTEINERStephan Lichtsteiner is a modern right-back with old school qualities.The Juventus player overlaps in attack, gets crosses in, scores his share of goals and does not shirk when the game gets feisty.Indeed, Lichtsteiner was a big reason that Brazil collectively lost its cool when losing to the Swiss last August.First-half flashes down Lichtsteiner’s right flank irked Neymar and Marcelo and let Switzerland know it had got under the skin of the World Cup hosts.A big-game attitude developed with the Italian champions should serve Switzerland’s needs well.HARIS SEFEROVICCentral striker might be the one position coach Ottmar Hitzfeld is most undecided about.Haris Seferovic was the No. 9 Hitzfeld thought he had. The Real Sociedad forward earned a run of selections by scoring a 90th-minute winner against Cyprus in qualifying last June.Seferovic led the attack in the remaining qualifiers but did not add to his tally. Then he spent the night of his 22nd birthday in February in a Spanish police cell with his wife after a public disturbance.Two weeks later, Hitzfeld gave Josip Drmic another chance in a friendly against Croatia, and the Nuremberg forward scored twice.Seferovic can win back his coach’s trust by recapturing his early-season form.last_img read more

first_imgChennai will be eager to carry on the momentum from their last win as they take on Lahore todayWelcome to the coverage of Match 11 in the Champions League Twenty20 between Chennai Super Kings and Lahore Lions from the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.The unfortunate result today has surely made things a little difficult for MS Dhoni brigade as far making the semifinals cut is concerned. As it stands, Chennai will have to win their final match against Perth at all costs to push ahead for the knockouts. If they falter against Perth, then it is the end of the road for the Men in Yellow. With 3 wins in as many encounters, Kolkata have already stormed to the semi-finals. Perth are also in the race. They can qualify if they win their remaining two matches.Match Update: The rain is pretty heavy here and the match officials have decided to abandon the game. Chennai Super Kings and Lahore Lions will have to share the points. Bad News: It has started raining at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. The players are off the field and there’s no official word on the toss yet. If there is no play by 10:45 PM local time, the match will be abandoned. Stay tuned for more updates! After losing their opening fixture against Kolkata, the Chennai stormed back to sink Sunfoil Dolphins in a run-fest. The former champions will seek to build on the momentum and gather more steam in the race to the semi-finals when they clash with Pakistan T20 champions – Lahore Lions – who are smarting from their defeat at the hands of Kolkata.advertisementHowever, considering the shorter boundaries at the M.Chinnaswamy stadium and the batting firepower in either side, another run-fest is in the offing.Quotes:”We batted really well, the wicket remained quite the same, credit to Raina and McCullum for a great start, it was important to utilize all our resources so we went really hard. With our bowling struggling slightly it was important to get those 15-20 extra runs, even if we go down trying to get those runs. I am sure that our batsmen won’t score 240 every time,” MS Dhoni said on Chennai’s bowling woes.”The domestic players in our team, outside of the six international cricketers, they need a clear picture of what is needed, an improvement with regard to fielding. I think CLT20 is providing them with that platform and the more they will play, the more they will learn. The team is playing very well as a unit, but we’ve to put in more efforts into fielding,” Mohammed Hafeez said on Lahore’s fielding blunders.Stats & Trivia:Suresh Raina has smashed 199 T20 sixes, the most by an Indian batsman.Dwayne Bravo stands eighth on the list of most T20 wickets. The Caribbean all-rounder has 203 T20 scalps, 22 ahead of Sunil NarineAziaz Cheema has been the bowler of the tournament thus far, collecting 10 wickets in 4 games at an average cost of 11.40. It may be recalled that he was on the brink of a hat-trick in each of his three qualifying matches.Chennai Super Kings:The batsmen, led by Suresh Raina, took the Dolphins’ bowlers apart with clinical ruthlessness only a game of Cricket ’97 powered with cheat codes could have matched. Brendon McCullum’s gravity-defying fielding lit up the M.Chinnawamy stadium as much as his fast hands did with the bat. Ravindra Jadeja and Faf du Plessis starred in blazing cameos as the Chennai charged to post 242 – the joint highest total in the history of the CLT20.The bowling continues to be an unchecked box for the Chennai, despite Ashish Nehra finding a second wind. Ravi Ashwin and Jadeja have not hit their rhythm, as evidenced by their mediocre combined output of 11-0-116-3. Dhoni can’t always rely on Dwayne Bravo’s assortment of slower cutters and Nehra’s experience.Mohit Sharma has showcased his increasing mastery over the back-of-the-hand slower ball, but he is also prone to leaking runs. While Ishwar Pandey bowled his full quota of overs against Kolkata, he was absent from the bowling attack against the Dolphins.Keeping in view Chennai’s bowling profligacy, Dhoni will be banking on the extra 20-run cushion from his batsmen.Lahore Lions:Every Pakistan team has two distinct personalities and Lahore Lions are no exception. Their CLT20 campaign has been a start-stop affair with their recent form reading: Loss, Win, Loss, Win. They have suffered another jolt with Adnan Rasool being reported for suspect action. The off-spinner has been placed on a warning list, but can continue to bowl, until he receives another report(while on the warning list)advertisementAhmed Shehzad, who scored a breezy 59 against KOL, will be their stick of dynamite at the top of the order. Their batting can assume dangerous proportions if the likes of Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal convert flashes of brilliance into streaks of consistency. The onus is also on Nasir Jamshed to step up and deliver. The 24-year old has eked out only 61 runs in his last 8 T20 innings.On the bowling front, Aziaz Cheema and Wahab Riaz have looked potent, whether making early inroads or hitting the block hole at the death. Meanwhile, Asif Raza and Hafeez have assisted the duo with useful contributions.However, Lahore’s bowling strength has been dragged down by their kindergarten fielding.Teams(from):Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, MS Dhoni(c/wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Mithun Manhas, Pawan Negi, John Hastings, Samuel BadreeLahore Lions: Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez(c), Saad Nasim, Umar Akmal(wk), Umar Siddiq, Asif Raza, Wahab Riaz, Mustafa Iqbal, Adnan Rasool, Aizaz Cheema, Imran Ali, Mohammad Saeed, Ali Manzoor, Agha Salmanlast_img read more

first_imgMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Government is moving to widen dental care to rural areas and to the most vulnerable in the society, and is also ensuring that the sector receives significant upgrading, in order to protect the safety of the public. Delivering the opening address at the 49th Annual Convention of the Jamaica Dental Association (JDA), held on Thursday, May 2, at the Ritz Carlton Golf and Spa Resort, in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, the Minister said reform of the dental sector is on a priority list, and that the post of Director of Dental Services has been elevated to Chief Dental Officer. “Amendment of the Dental Act, and the Regulations (will be undertaken), as part of the modernization of dentistry in Jamaica, in order to protect the public’s safety, through the setting and enforcement of reliable and consistent standards. I will also ensure the establishment of a national dental examination Board, which will be responsible for ensuring high competent standards,” the Minister said. “The work is at an advanced stage; we have now received comments from the Attorney General’s Chambers, and we expect some early movement. I call on the leadership in the dental sector to make haste in doing the necessary submissions that should have come out of previous consultations,” Dr. Ferguson urged. The Minister explained that the reform process would achieve a relevant and modern framework to govern and regulate oral health service in Jamaica, and give it importance as other areas in the medical arena, while extending oral care to underserved sections of the island. “I am working to ensure that dental services will be a parallel system to that of medicine,” the Minister said. Dr. Ferguson noted that in line with the reform process, a new Dental Council, Dental Auxiliary Advisory Board and a Dental Appeals Tribunal were recently appointed. By Garfield Angus, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 18, 2013- The Deputy Governor, Anya Williams has encouraged Captive Insurance companies to grow their sector. In her welcome address to some 70 delegates at the Captive Insurance Conference held at the Regent Palms over the weekend, the deputy governor challenges the group to grow this unique sector of their industry as it may mean growth as well for the Turks and Caicos’ economy. The Turks and Caicos is home to 5800 captive insurance groups out of a global total of around 8000; accounting for about 12% of the country’s revenue, the sector is the second largest contributor to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img