Tyron Woodley defends UFC welterweight title, hands Darren Till 1st loss

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Andrade’s strawweight win replaced a women’s flyweight championship fight that was canceled when title holder Nicco Montano was hospitalized for an undisclosed health issue. Montano was supposed to face top-ranked contender Valentina Shevchenko. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Osaka beats Serena, makes US Open history Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Woodley sent Darren Till to the canvas with a right hand early in the second round, then repeatedly punched and elbowed his English opponent in the face and head before finally winning by submission at UFC 228 on Saturday night.It was the fourth title defense for the 36-year-old Woodley, and first in more than a year after he was roundly booed and even criticized by White in his previous win in the 170-pound mixed martial arts division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Winning conquers everything if you really think about it,” Woodley said. “As long as you keep winning, you keep building up your stats and people go back and look at your record, at the end of the day, they’re going to recognize you as the greatest of all time.“That’s why I’ve been so quiet. I didn’t overly celebrate after the fight. I just went out there and got the job done.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tyron Woodley, top, elbows Darren Till in the face during their welterweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 228 on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Dallas. Woodley won by submission. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)DALLAS — Tyron Woodley had the crowd buzzing instead of booing in his latest UFC welterweight title defense.The champion who keeps on winning likely will avoid the wrath of UFC President Dana White this time as well, while Woodley waits for his next opponent.ADVERTISEMENT “Till is a tough kid,” Woodley said. “I’m not surprised he survived my ground and pound.”After White criticized his win over Maia, Woodley demanded an apology a few days later while saying he had injured his shoulder in the fight. He eventually had arthroscopic surgery.White declared that “nobody wants to see Tyron Woodley fight” after the Maia bout and said Georges St. Pierre would get the next shot at middleweight champion Michael Bisping instead of Woodley.St. Pierre has since beaten Bisping and vacated that title, while Colby Covington beat former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos for the interim 170-pound belt in Chicago in June. Woodley dismissed Covington’s spot as the “boo-boo belt.”Now the question is whether Woodley will face Covington.“I’m not saying I am going to fight him because I don’t feel like he deserves my platform right now,” Woodley said. “He had a chance to be here. He ditched if you want to be honest and frank.”Till struggled to stay under the required weight in previous fights, but never got a chance to show whether he had the conditioning to go with it after making weight at 169 pounds and defiantly flashing a pair of obscene gestures at the weigh-in.Once the fight started, Till was conservative, sitting back while waiting to see how Woodley would attack. There were a few boos when the fighters were locked in bear hugs on the fence twice in the first round.“He had all the pressure,” Woodley said. “When you’re undefeated, you don’t know. I’ve been in that position, 10-0, rising star. Everybody thought I was the hottest thing on the block. Got knocked out. It broke my heart. I never thought I was going to lose.”Jessica Andrade (19-6) knocked out Karolina Kowalkiewicz (13-3) at 1:58 of the first round in a women’s 115-pound non-title fight in the co-main event. MOST READ Till (17-1-1) lost for the first time in his first title fight.“Backstage, I was just too calm,” said the 25-year-old from Liverpool, England. “I’m a weird person. Sometimes I’ll warm up hard. And then sometimes I’m just relaxed. I don’t have the same type of ritual for every fight. This time it cost me. In my eyes, it cost me everything.”Perhaps responding to the boos from his plodding win over Demian Maia in a five-round unanimous decision last summer in California, Woodley (19-3-1) came out aggressively before settling into a more conservative approach for most of the first round.A right hand early in the second dropped Till, and with Woodley on top of his opponent, the crowd screamed for him to finish it with the repeated blows while Till desperately tried to stay in the fight.With his neck bent in a headlock and a strained look on his face, Till started tapping Woodley’s hip as the referee stepped in to stop the fight at 4:19 of the second. Woodley had Till pinned for about three minutes before the fight was called.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

UK offers to help Guyana’s emerging oil sector

first_img… Govt should learn from mistakes of oil producing countries – UK Minister With Guyana on the verge of becoming an oil-producing state, United Kingdom Minister of Africa, Caribbean and Overseas Territories James Duddridge has noted that the country should learn from the mistakes of othersUnited Kingdom Minister of Africa, Caribbean and Overseas Territories James Duddridgein order to have a thriving oil sector.Duddridge was at the time responding to questions from the local media on whether the UK will assist the Guyana Government in developing the oil sector here. The British Minister, who is on a familiarisation tour of the Caribbean, said this is an area in which the UK is definitely willing to help.“Obviously we have a lot of experience in oil exploration given the North Sea reserves so we got quite a lot of technical expertise,” he stated, while adding there are a number of UK companies involved in oil exploration and may be interested in expanding operations here.However, the British Minister cautioned Guyana not be solely or too dependent on sectors such as oil for economic support. He noted that the Guyanese Government should take notes from other oil-producing nations in order to prevent any downfall.“There are a lot of international examples in relation to the oil industry as to how you can really reap the rewards of oil while avoiding some of the obvious mistakes that have been made elsewhere around the world without wasting an opportunity,” he remarked.Moreover, Duddridge went on to outline that while it might be part of a country’s supply economy, it is not the single answer to its problem. “Perhaps that’s where we can be useful in how oil can be part of a prosperous Guyana; but it’s never going to be the single thing that drives the country,” he posited.The British MP further stressed that it is very unstable to focus on one commodity since the private sector is more into diversity and adding values to commodities through manufacturing and creating end products that are more profit-valued and taxations are retained.Investment IncentivesOn the other hand, with Guyana being ranked 137th among countries around the world that are on the “Ease of Doing Business” list, the British minister believes the country should be looking at ways to improve the formal and legal procedures to ensure efficiency, so overseas businesses can become interested in investing here.In fact, Duddridge told reporters that this is an area his government is also willing to help Guyana enhance. He noted that some of the basic things that need to be improved are: speed of time to get company information, opening a bank account, registering of a land, registering to pay taxes, having clear payment processes in place and a clarity on labour relations. He opined that this can only be achieved when there is cooperation from leaders.“It doesn’t take a transformation overnight, but what is the most important thing in the international community is a positive trajectory in leadership from democratic and elected politicians, and if you have that countries get the investments,” the British MP stressed.He went on to say that such an environment creates a virtuous circle whereby companies make profits, they pay large amounts on taxation and taxes are then spent by democratic and elected politicians thus further developing the country and paving way for more investments.“It becomes a virtuous circle. I see that time and time again in different countries that I’ve travelled as a Minister but it does take quite a focus on making it easier to do business. If you do that people will come, people will invest and it’s not only about international and regional investors but making it easier for people who live here, to invest rather than simply send their money elsewhere… that doesn’t make any sense when there is so many great opportunities here in Guyana,” Minister Duddridge stated.The British minister further pointed out that investors see Guyana as a hub for both the Caribbean and South America, especially since it is an English-speaking country. He said its geographical location gives Guyana a “pretty unique competitive” advantage. He added too that this is compounded by the fact Guyana has a good work force, an educated work force and the availability of land and resources. “You got a lot going for you,” he said.Meanwhile, British High Commissioner Gregory Quinn stated they will be meeting with the Guyana Minister of Business soon and identifying specific areas the UK can help to improve the way business is done locally by sharing experience and expertise.last_img read more

Berbicians protest state of New Amsterdam Hospital

first_img…calls for removal of CEOBy Andrew CarmichaelResidents of New Amsterdam, Berbice and surrounding areas are calling on the Government to address the rapidly deteriorating condition at the New Amsterdam Hospital after an elderly patient died on Tuesday night after she was reportedly given nine injections.Additionally, the residents are alleging that several critical pieces of equipment are out of order in addition to a shortage of basic medicine leaving them to come to the conclusion that the state of the institution’s affairs is not being properly managed. As a consequence, they are calling for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) DrProtestors on the picket line in front of the New Amsterdam HospitalSamantha Kennedy’s immediate resignation.The residents turned out in their numbers and staged a picketing exercise in front of the hospital’s compound while chanting “The CEO must go” for several hours as they marched to have their concerns addressed.Major concernsOne of the major concerns for patients is the amount of time they spend in the Outpatient Unit. Some persons have reported that they have to wait for up to 15 hours before they can see a doctor, resulting in additional stress to their already worrying condition. Other patients have reported that they would leave the hospital without ever being examined by a physician because of the length of the waitingThe protesters calling for the CEO to be removedtime.Additionally, persons are reporting that school-aged children are no longer being viewed as a priority whenever they visit the Outpatient Unit since it is currently merged with the Accident and Emergency Unit. The move of merging the two units was reportedly implemented by the CEO which has caused a lot of issues due to the sheer lack of competence according to the patients.Sheriann Beharry told this publication that her son suffered a broken arm at school on Monday and was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital at about 13:00h.“We were there from 1 O’clock till 4 O’clock. Then the CEO came and spoke withDead: Sooroojdia Dookeramone of the doctors and then next thing I know is that they give me the paper and say that I have to go outside and wait because the child is not an emergency,” she explained.She further explained all of this was said and done while her child was in obvious pain in addition to his rapidly swelling arm.“We were there from 4 O’clock after that until 9:30 (21:30h) the night then a doctor came and did the X-ray… It is very bad. From 1:00 that child cry for pain until 9:30 we leave the hospital. There were children there with fever and until one of them get a fit, then they look at the kid,” the woman related.After the doctors would have tended to Beharry’s son’s arm they were told to return the following day to collect medication but when they returned they were shocked to discover that apart from paracetamol and vitamins the pharmacy lacked all the other prescribed medications. They had to visit a private pharmacy where they purchased the meds.Meanwhile, Seepaul Ramlochan, whose brother’s body was left to decompose at the hospital’s mortuary, which was out of order was also on the picket line.“Friday gone I was at the hospital. I came to see a doctor because I have a cyst on my neck and a nurse told me that I cannot see the doctor,” Ramlochan related.One of the patients at the institution related that the previous week she was also there and told the doctor she was ordered to see that she had an injury. She added that without examining the injury, the doctor prepared an injection for her.“So I ask the doctor what the injection was for and he told me that it was for pain; but I never told the doctor that I was feeling pain,” she related.Nine injectionsSooroojdia Dookeram, 69, was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital on Tuesday evening by her daughter Vlanis Ramkishan complaining of stomach pains. The grieving daughter is alleging that after they were able to see one of the doctors on duty, her mother was given five injections.“He give her the injections without testing anything. Then she start to vomit and he give her two more… I ask him those two are for what and he say it is for the vomiting. After she get those two she start to flatter like a fowl and then he give her a bottle of saline with two more injection…she died,” Ramkishan recounted.The family is calling for an investigation into Dookeram’s death.Head of the Regional Health Committee, Zamal Hussain was also on the picket line. According to him, the new system of registering persons seeking health service is a cause for concern. He says the confusion and long delays is as a result of incompetence.He said that the merging of the Outpatient with the Accident and Emergency Unit has resulted in persons having to wait for a longer time to receive medical attention. Hussain told this publication that the Ultrasound Machine at the medical facility is non-functional while there is a shortage of medical supplies.Efforts by this publication to get a comment from the CEO of the hospital were futile.last_img read more

Cerritos, Compton play into playoffs

first_imgThe good news could end there as No. 18-seeded Cerritos (18-14) advanced to a first-round game at No. 2 Pasadena City College on Friday night at 7. The Falcons were led by Shontay Deltit and Genesis Lewis, each of whom finished with 16 points, and LaTrina Payne and Tiffany Wilson, who added 12 points apiece. After finishing second in the South Coast Conference South Division, the Cerritos College women’s basketball team was subjected to a Southern California Regional play-in game Wednesday night. The Falcons, with four players recording double figures, played their way into the playoffs with a 68-60 victory at Palomar. Wayne Andrews added 18 and Larry DeHughes chipped in with 10 points and 13 rebounds for Compton, which will travel to No. 4 Chaffey on Saturday night at 7 for a first-round game. NCAA GOLF Led by freshman Michael Drake, the L.B. State men’s golf team is tied for third after the opening round of the John Burns Intercollegiate at the Leilehua Golf Course in Hawaii. The 49ers shot a four-under 284. UNLV is in first place after shooting an 11-under 277, with BYU second at 279. LBSU, Auburn and Colorado State are tied at 284. Drake was the first-round pacesetter, shooting a 7-under 65. Other 49ers in the mix are Karl Katnik (70), Brett Lederer (72), Ryan Wood (77) and Nick Badel (80). The tournament continues with 18 holes today and concludes with 18 holes Friday. NCAA TENNIS Long Beach State sophomore Hannah Grady is ranked 52nd in the nation in singles in the latest ITA/Fila Collegiate Rankings. Grady, who was selected Wednesday as the Big West Conference Player of the Week, is 5-1 this spring. The 49ers moved up one spot in the team poll to 26th. NEWS Long Beach State AD Vic Cegles announced that Dave Benedict has been named senior associate AD for external relations. Benedict, who has worked in athletic development for 10 years, will begin his duties on March 12. “Dave is one of the outstanding young athletic fundraisers and marketers in the business,” Cegles said in a statement. “His leadership and experience will help us to maximize resources from donors, sponsors and fans in the community and region.” JC MEN’S VOLLEYBALL LBCC 3, San Diego City 1 Libero Bojan Vucicevic recorded 20 digs and middle blocker Brett Massetti had eight kills as the Vikings (5-0) won by scores of 20-28, 26-30, 30-20 and 20-19 to stretch their winning streak to 18 in a row. JC BASEBALL Cypress 4, LBCC 3 (10) Pinch runner Grant Rachlin scored from second base on a two-out throwing error in the top of the 10th inning as the Chargers (9-4) halted the Vikings’ five-game win streak. The game was a bit of a pitchers’ duel as Cypress’ Alex Curry allowed three runs on nine hits over 8 2/3 innings before Michael Olmstead picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of one-hit relief. LBCC’s Josh Williams matched his counterparts, going the distance while giving up just two earned runs on seven hits. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Cerritos was in charge with a 14-point lead in the second half, but Palomar closed within 58-57 with 3:14 to go. Payne hit a 3-pointer and the Falcons made 7 of 10 free throws over the final 1:52 to hold on for the win. JC MEN’S BASKETBALL Compton 72, Palomar 54 Courtnei Houston scored a game-high 23 points as the No. 13-seeded Tartars earned their way into the SoCal Regional Playoffs with an easy win. last_img read more

We shut some mouths, roars Bellerin after derby win

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin in action during the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium on November 18, 2017 © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 19 – Hector Bellerin says Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the north London derby has silenced the doubters.Arsene Wenger’s side secured their first Premier League success against their hated rivals since March 2014 thanks to goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. It was the perfect response to critics who had claimed Arsenal were destined for another frustrating season following a dispiriting loss at Manchester City before the international break.The result was also well-timed as Tottenham fans were crowing about a power sift in north London after finishing above Wenger’s men last season for the first time since 1995.Gunners right-back Bellerin believes Arsenal’s command performance, which moved his side to within one point of Tottenham, proves they are more than capable of having a successful season.“There’s always a lot of talk but I think it was one of those games where we showed what we could do. We shut some mouth as well,” Bellerin told Arsenal’s official website.“There are people who talk a lot and now, after watching that game at home, they’ll be thinking that these guys have a chance.”Arsenal visit Burnley next weekend and Bellerin acknowledged they will be under pressure to replicate their intensity against Tottenham on a more regular basis.“That’s what we’re trying to do. Sometimes, for different reasons, we haven’t been able to do it, but this is how we set the bar and show what potential we have,” he said.“That’s what we’ve got to work hard to do every single week, week in, week out.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fiorentina remain hopeful Chelsea target Cuadrado will stay in Italy

first_img Juan Cuadrado in action for Fiorentina Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle is hopeful Chelsea target Juan Cuadrado will not leave the Serie A club in January.The Colombian winger has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League leaders in the winter transfer market and has a buy-out clause set at £26.8million.Chelsea have reportedly offered £20million to acquire Cuadrado, who is tied to the Viola until June 2019.When asked about the English club’s interest in Cuadrado, Della Valle told the club’s official website: “The buy-out clause is there.“We put it (buy-out clause) high in order to keep him (Cuadrado).“I hope he will stay with us for a long time.”Cuadrado was one of the stand-out players alongside James Rodriguez for Colombia in last year’s World Cup in Brazil.The 26-year-old joined Fiorentina in 2012 from Udinese and has been a regular in Vincenzo Montella’s side since.The Colombian has scored four goals and set up four more in 16 league appearances for Fiorentina this season.Cuadrado started in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Roma that lifted the Florence outfit to sixth in the Serie A table.Fiorentina have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia and will take on Tottenham in the last 32 of the Europa League next month. 1last_img read more

Vital communications

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Whittier Police Department has a new voice. Jason Zuhlke has taken over as department spokesman from Alan dela Pena, who headed up public and media relations for the department for the past five years. Zuhlke, 28, is a former Marine who had worked on patrol in the west end of the city for two years. He will respond to calls from the media, present educational programs at schools and work with local Neighborhood Watch groups as the department’s new community relations officer. “I made the decision to become an officer while I was managing a storage facility,” he said. “I felt that God was calling me.” After working two years as a patrol officer, the community relations position opened up. Zuhlke said he felt he would be a good fit. He believes his military background, which included a job as an intelligence gatherer, and his bachelor’s degree in human communications from Cal State Fullerton, will help him in his new role. “I saw public relations as a good fit for me and was grateful for the opportunity to represent some of the best officers in this profession,” he said. Zuhlke also is certified as a crime prevention officer, having received special training on how to advise home and business owners on securing their properties, and is a member of the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics team. Dela Pena believes he is leaving his old job in good hands. “We’re a small agency, so we have to multi-task. He’s worked under pressure in the Marines,” dela Pena said. Despite having had to work occasionally long hours, dela Pena said he enjoyed being police spokesman. “It’s been a terrific time for me. I’ve built a lot of relationships,” he said. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026last_img read more


first_imgTHE new Coadjutor Bishop of Armagh Eamon Martin has chosen a St Patrick’s Cross of Carndonagh as his new symbol – in honour of his father who was born there.He will be the new assistant Archbishop of Armagh to Cardinal Sean Brady, the Primate of All Ireland and will succeed him in 2015.Monsignor Martin, 52, was inaugurated in Armagh on Sunday. Before his most recent appointment, Monsignor Martin had served as administrator of the Diocese of Derry since November 2011, following the retirement of the Bishop of Derry, Seamus Hegarty on health grounds.The new coadjutor Archbishop was born in Derry in 1961 to a family of 12 children.The new cross and ring that he will wear as coadjutor Archbishop also bears a strong family connection.The items have been made in his native city by Fallers jewellers and goldsmith Una Carlin has spent many hours designing and making the special commission. She said: “Because St Patrick was the original Bishop of Armagh, Fr Eamon wanted to represent that within his own pectoral cross, so he chose the St Patrick cross of Carndonagh to be the main feature of the design.“Carndonagh, which is part of the Derry diocese, is where his father was born, so it has particular relevance to him.” NEW ARCHBISHOP MARTIN CHOSES CARNDONAGH CROSS AS NEW SYMBOL TO HONOUR HIS DAD was last modified: April 21st, 2013 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)last_img read more