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Lomachenko vies to become three-weight world champ against Linares

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ NBA: Refs missed 2 late calls in Celtics win over Sixers Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES FILE – Vasiliy Lomachenko celebrates his Junior Lightweight bout victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFPVasyl Lomachenko goes for a world title in a third weight division in just his 12th pro bout on Saturday as he challenges World Boxing Association lightweight champion Jorge Linares.Ukraine’s Lomachenko, a two-time Olympic gold medallist who has made a meteoric rise in the pro ranks, will face a daunting introduction to the 135-pound (61kg) class as he takes on the Venezuelan making the seventh defense of his title.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Now my name is ‘No Mas Chenko’” Lomachenko quipped in the ring after humbling Rigondeaux to improve to 10-1.But Linares, who has showed his resolve in recent bouts against Anthony Crolla and Luke Campbell, says there’s no way he’ll throw in the towel.“I will never do that, I will never give up,” he said. “People always talk about and heap praise on Lomachenko because all of his opponents abandon (the fight).“I’m not a boxer who abandons (a fight).”Linares acknowledged that Lomachenko is “very fast with his hands, he’s got great footwork and great angles,” but said the Ukrainian’s tendency to repeat his moves makes him vulnerable.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I always want a challenge — always,” Lomachenko said. “At 130 (pounds) we can’t organize a top fight with a champion. Then my promoter asked about if I want to move to 135 against Jorge Linares. After two seconds I said, ‘Of course I can. I can and I am ready.’”Linares, 32, boasts a record of 44-3. Like Lomachenko, he possesses speed aplenty and dazzling technical skills.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 crownLomachenko won his first world title, at featherweight, in his third pro bout and became a two-division world champion when he moved up to super featherweight in his seventh pro fight.His last four opponents have quit mid-bout — most recently previously unbeaten Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux in a December clash in New York that went six rounds. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “He knows what he’s in for,” Linares said of Lomachenko. “I’m not an ordinary fighter.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Guyanese couple charged for NYC welfare fraud

first_imgA Queens, New York City, couple has been charged for stealing nearly US$92,000 in welfare food stamps and healthcare benefits by concealing income the couple earned through employment.The arrest of the husband and wife was announced by New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott and Queens County District Attorney Richard A Brown.Dhaneshwar Sukhdeo, 42; and Samantha Sukhdeo, 46; of Lefferts Boulevard, were each arrested and charged with grand larceny in the second degree, welfare fraud in the second degree, conspiracy in the fourth degree and 12 counts each of falsifying business records in the first degree and offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, all felonies.The charges alleged that the couple falsified applications for public assistance benefits enabling them to receive $16,132 in food stamp benefits and $75,864 in Medicaid coverage to which they were not entitled.“Through a brazen fraud, these defendants concealed their employment income so they could steal taxpayer-funded public benefits to which they were not entitled,” Inspector General Leahy Scott said in a release to the media.“I will continue to use all of the resources at my disposal to protect the integrity of the public benefits system for those who are truly in the most need of financial assistance,” she added.Meanwhile, District Attorney Brown pointed out that, “Food stamps and Medicaid benefits are intended to help the truly needy. The defendants in this case, however, are alleged to have taken advantage of the system by downplaying their income to collect assistance – making all taxpayers victims of their con.”According to reports, investigations by Inspector General Leahy Scott found that between 2009 to 2016, the Sukhdeos fraudulently obtained $91,996 in welfare benefits to which they were not entitled by repeatedly submitting documents falsifying and concealing their household income when applying for food stamps (also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programme, or SNAP) and Medicaid coverage.Medicaid is a joint federal-state programme that provides health coverage for low-income and at-risk individuals. In repeated applications and recertifications for the benefits, the Sukhdeos listed no employment income for Dhaneshwar Sukhdeo, who was indeed receiving income as an electrical contractor.Altogether, the Sukhdeos received $75,864.74 in Medicaid and $16,132 in food stamps to which they were not entitled.The Sukhdeos were both arraigned on the charges in Queens Criminal Court last month and released on their own recognisance pending their reappearance in court on June 12.last_img read more

Linden professionals benefit from TB/HIV Peer Education training

first_imgProfessionals from across the Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) community last week benefitted from a TB/HIV (Tuberculosis/Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Peer Education training organised through the Public Health Ministry under the National Tuberculosis programme initiative.The activity, which was conducted at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC), targeted professionals such as Head Teachers, religious leaders, law enforcement officers and media personnel, among others.According to officials attached to the initiative, it aims at enhancing public education on TB and HIV through participation in outreach activities and dissemination of information to various sections of society.The programme forms part of the Public Health Ministry’s 2019 budgeted training plan.Administrative Manager attached to the TB/HIV Department of the Ministry’s Disease Control National TB programme, Rhonda Cripaul said it mainly sought to sensitise participants so that they can go back into society and spread the message about what was learnt.“The purpose of the Peer Education training is to sensitise the community about tuberculosis – what it is, what are the classic signs and symptoms, the mode of transmission, the medication. We also do drug-resistant TB, we touched on adherence because adherence is a very big component of taking the treatment. We’re also touching on infection control too which is really important – it helps persons to know, ‘well look this is how I can protect myself and my family’. So, you can contain the spread of the disease,” she highlighted.Cripaul, who was one of the facilitators, in her presentation, narrowed in on peer education and communication which she explained was aimed at empowering participants on important aspects such as verbal communication skills and how they can educate people in the community about the disease. It also entailed a case study as well as focus on stigma and discrimination.“It’s really just getting the message out there, educating persons so they’re able to take the message further – back to their homes, workplaces and back to their community,” Cripaul said.She further alluded to the outstanding work put out by the Linden Chest Clinic which manages TB and HIV cases in the region.“Linden has been doing very good work in terms of their cure rate. You have a very dedicated team located at the Wismar Hospital Chest Clinic headed by Dr Roscoe McDonald. They work closely with the community in containing the spread of TB and with the patients in ensuring that they see them through to the end of the treatment. They have the highest cure rate for last year which is excellent,” Cripaul said.TB/HIV focal person and department head, Dr Rhonda Williams was also part of the initiative.The National Tuberculosis programme is headed by Dr Jeetendra Mohanlall, who serves as Programme Manager. The initiative was hosted in Region 5 last year and in Region 4 in 2017.Some of the participants at the workshoplast_img read more

Agenda 5/7

first_img The Toluca Lake Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays monthly at Paty’s Restaurant, 10001 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake. TUESDAY The YMCA’s Coed Service Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at various restaurants. For more information, call (818) 841-0387. California Entrepreneur Women meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Carrows Restaurant, 18355 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-4226.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY The Stargazer Oriental Restaurant & Bar will host a business networking mixer at 5 p.m. at 6501 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. (818) 704-6633. Temple City Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue St., Temple City. Call (626) 444-1482. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet at 7:15 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Call (818) 781-1111. The Winnetka Chamber of Commerce meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Canoga Park Bowl, Canoga Park. Call (818) 348-6908. MEETINGS WEDNESDAY The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast, 8 a.m. at Terri’s Cafe, 30135 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Call (818) 889-3150. CONTINUING EVENTS last_img read more

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo says he is hospitalised with flu

first_imgThe 41-year-old, widely considered one of the world’s best-ever players, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Can Misses Hospital on the island on Friday afternoon where he was diagnosed with pneumonia, local daily newspaper Diario de Ibiza reported.Several hours later Ronaldo asked to be transferred to a private hospital called Clinica Nuestra Senora del Rosario, the newspaper added.The former Barcelona and Real Madrid player remains in intensive care and but was “evolving favourably”, unnamed hospital sources told the newspaper.Contacted by AFP, a hospital spokeswoman said she was unable to give any information for privacy reasons.Ronaldo, who was named FIFA’s world player of the year three times prior to his retirement from football in 2011, is a regular visitor to Ibiza, where he owns a house.He won his first cap for Brazil as a 17-year-old and went on to score 62 goals in 97 international appearances, including both goals when Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldo, who attended the opening ceremony at the World Cup in June, said on Sunday that he is in hospital on Ibiza suffering from a bad flu. © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVMADRID, Spain, Aug 12 – Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo said Sunday he is in hospital with a “bad flu” on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza but reassured fans that he will be out in a day.“Guys, I had a bad case of flu here in Ibiza. I was hospitalised on Friday, but everything is under control! Tomorrow I’ll be discharged and I’ll go home! Thank you all for the messages and affection!” he tweeted.last_img read more

Napoli slap £10m price tag on Southampton defensive target

first_img1 Bayer Leverkusen have seen a bid for Southampton target Kalidou Koulibaly rejected by Napoli.talkSPORT told you earlier this month that Saints boss Ronald Koeman was keen to land the defender but they now face competition from the Bundesliga outfit.According to Tuttomercatoweb, Napoli have rebuffed an £8m bid from Leverkusen and told the German side to raise their offer by at least £2m.Southampton were reportedly willing to table an £8.5m offer for the Frenchman but will now have to reconsider their approach.Koulibaly was a key figure for Napoli last term, making 34 starts for the Partenopei, but was left on the bench for their defeat to Sassuolo at the weekend. Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly last_img

Watford captain says England star, and not David Silva, is the best player he’s faced this season

first_imgWatford captain Troy Deeney has revealed Everton defender John Stones is the best player he’s played against so far this season.The Hornets have enjoyed a steady start to their Premier League campaign, currently sitting 12th in the table after a run of just one defeat in their last four games.Deeney, who is yet to register in the league thus far, has come up against runaway leaders Manchester City, but was most impressed by Stones when they faced the Toffees on the opening day of the season.When asked who the best player he has faced so far was, Deeney told Drivetime: “John Stones.“For his age, the way he read the game, his athleticism and he can play as well.“Considering all the stuff that was surrounding him, with all the national press and attention, and to make only a couple of mistakes in the game – I thought he was top draw.”last_img read more


first_imgThe Boys Football U14 County Final v Naomh Conaill takes place this Sunday, September 15th in MacCumhaill Park at 5pm.There is a Table Quiz next Tuesday evening (Sept. 18th) at 9pm in the Glencar Inn in support of the Co. team Training Fund. We will also be inviting the Gaels to take part so please make an effort to turn up, we will try and have the Anglo Celt Cup in attendance if it is not needed elsewhere. Teams of 4 cost €20 (€5 per person). Keep an eye on the e-mail and club facebook page for details of when All-Ireland Final tickets will be handed out.Please make a big effort now in the last week of our All-Ireland Final Tickets Draw to get your tickets sold and returned asap. If you need tickets to sell, contact Elaina on 087-2901541, tickets are €5 for 1 ticket or a book of 3 for €10. If you work in an office, please circulate details of our Draw to your colleagues via e-mail. Someone I know did this and sold 11 books in half an hour! Thanks to all those that have volunteered their time this Saturday in the Shopping Centre, we still need more volunteers. We need some people between 12noon – 2pm and 4pm – 6pm.The County Senior Hurling Final takes place in O’Donnell Park this Saturday afternoon between holders, Burt and 2010 champions MacCumhaills. Throw-in is at 5:30pm and a large crowd is expected. All available hurling stewards please be at the Park for 4:15pm.We will also host the U14 Boys football Div. 2 Co. final between Fanad Gaels and St. Naul’s on Saturday at 3:45pm.U12 Girls Football training has resumed at 6pm on Wednesday’s in the Park.Please remember to sell and return your tickets for the All-Ireland Final tickets draw. Tickets cost €5 for 1 ticket or book of 3 for €10. We are looking for volunteers to help sell tickets. We would like some kids to sell tickets in their estates if parents could contact Paul McGovern (086-8114151) or John Haran (086-2133522) asap. We will have the Anglo Celt Cup this Saturday all day at Letterkenny Shopping Centre from 10am for anyone that wants a picture with it. We also need volunteers for an hour or two during the day to man the tables, again contact John or Paul. If anyone is available to help out with ticket selling around town over the weekend in the pubs etc please contact us asap.The Juniors exited the Championship after a poor home display v Naomh Columba. We wish them the best of luck in the next round. It looks like the Seniors and Reserves will be idle once again this week with only two league matches remaining.The Minor Boys drew with Aodh Ruadh in their League semi-final so it looks like it will be going to a replay. They will meet old rivals Cloughaneely in the Northern Championship Final with the date and venue tbc.The U15 Boys advanced to the Northern Final and a meeting with Gaoth Dobhair after they defeated St. Mary’s, Convoy on Monday night. The U14 boys will meet N. Conaill in the Co. Final after the Glenties men overcame Buncrana in their semi-final. Our lads defeated Ardara last week in their semi.The U13 Div. 1 team had a good win over Cloughaneely on Friday, they are at home this Friday to Buncrana. The div. 2 team lost a very close game with Fanad and they make the short trip to face Glenswilly this week. The Div. 3 team put in  another good performance in Downings before going down, they travel to Robert Emmett’s this Friday.Congratulations to the U12 hurling team that defeated Buncrana in their county final in the Park last Thursday evening. The U16 Hurling League B Final between St Eunan’s and Burt resulted in an invigorating display of strength from the team. St Eunan’s won the match and are looking forward to playing Letterkenny Gaels at home this Thursday in the B Championship Semi-Final.The U8 Hurlers fielded two teams in the U8 Hurling Blitz hosted by Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday. They played 7 competitive games. Teams in attendance were St. Eunan’s, Letterkenny Gaels, Aodh Ruadh, Burt, Four Masters and Carndonagh. Many thanks to the parents for their help and support and a big thank you to the Letterkenny Gaels for a well organised Blitz. Adult members registered by March 31st can apply by text only on 087-2668633 to Charlie McAteer for one ticket for the All-Ireland SFC Final v Mayo on Sept. 23rd until This Thursday, Sept. 13th at 5pm. No orders will be accepted after this cut off point. Do not apply on behalf of other people, they will not be accepted. Be sure to put your name on the text. We hope to distribute the tickets early next week if possible so keep an eye on e-mail and Facebook for details.All Ireland final of Scór na nÓg will be in Derry on Saturday 23rd April 2013. Ulster Final of Scór na nÓg will be in Derry on Saturday 12th January 2013; The three Ulster semi finals will take place on the 1st, 7th and 8th December 2012 – Venues to be arranged by Coiste Scór Uladh. Donegal County final will take place on the 10th November 2012 in Glenswilly  tbc. The three semi finals in Donegal will take place on 12th October in Muff, 19th October in Glenfin tbc and 26th October in Rann na Feirste tbc.Anyone interested in taking part in Scór na nÓg should contact the club Oifigeach Chultúrtha, Fergus McGee on 086-854 4445 or Emer McGeehin on 087-992 9580.There were 5 match 3 winners in this week’s Lotto draw and they each win €20. Kevin McClintock, Newtowncunningham; Shane McMorrow; Kevin Devine, Ballaghderg; Kieran Tobin, Orchard Grove; The Forde Family, Killyclug and PJ Kelly, Bomany (all card). Next week’s jackpot is €2,350We extend our sympathies to the Tunney family, Kiltoy and to Anne Forde on the passing of her Aunt in Kildare.Paul McGovernGAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Arsenal set to sign Germany ace with announcement expected soon

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND SPORT BILD in Germany report that Leno is expected to join the Gunners, with an official announcement expected soon.Leno will transfer for a fee worth between £18m and £22m, and will become Unai Emery’s No1 at the Emirates, with veteran keeper Petr Cech staying on at the club in a supporting role. RANKED Despite representing his nation on six occasions, and being named in Germany’s Confederations Cup winning squad last year, Joachim Low did not select Leno for his final 23-man group being taken to the World Cup.And it appears Arsenal are going to offer Leno the chance to continue his career in north London. Arsenal are set to sign Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, according to reports.Leno, 26, has been regarded as one of Europe’s finest young glovesman for a number of years, though his development seems to have stalled in Germany and he wants to secure a move elsewhere to get his career back on track. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Leno was named in Germany’s preliminary World Cup squad but was cut from the final 23-man selection 2 three-way race Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest transfer news Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Leno has already made over 350 career appearances despite only turning 26 earlier this year Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 LATEST Arsenal have already completed the signing of Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Juventus, and they are expected to bring in Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis and Lucas Torreira, the Sampdoria midfielder, in the near future.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal TDs have been appointed to a number of Oireactas committees.Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConalogue, right, has been appointed to the Health and Children committee and well as Investigations, Oversight and Petitions committee.Sinn Fein Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn will sit on both the Foreign Affairs and Trade committee and the European Union Affairs committee. Colleague Deputy Pearse Doherty has been appointed to the Committee on Public Expenditure and Reform. Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle will sit on the Committee on Members’ Interests of Dáil Éireann as well as the Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture.Fine Gael Deputy Joe McHugh will sit on the Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.DONEGAL TDs GET COMMITTEE POSTS was last modified: June 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:dail committeesdonegal TDslast_img read more