January 19, 2020

Lesnar to Jones: ‘Be careful what you wish for, young man’

first_imgFormer UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will return to the Octagon as one of the headliners at UFC 200. Ariel Helwani, a reporter from MMAFighting.com and his staff, got their credentials “revoked” APANAHEIM, Calif. — Jon Jones had barely reclaimed his UFC title when he called out Brock Lesnar to be his next opponent.And Lesnar was listening.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Lesnar beat Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in a unanimous decision that was changed to a no-contest after Lesnar failed a doping test. He received a one-year suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission, but could return to MMA after completing the ban.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Jones regains UFC belt with brutal KO of Cormier, wants Lesnar next “Be careful what you wish for, young man,” Lesnar replied.A potential bout between Jones and Lesnar would be one of the biggest events in UFC history. Lesnar is an extraordinary pay-per-view draw as arguably the most popular fighter in UFC history, while Jones’ victory over Cormier likely returns him to the top of most pound-for-pound lists as the world’s best fighter.Lesnar returned to MMA last year with a victory, but he is under contract to the WWE as a professional wrestler until next spring.Jones and Lesnar traded verbal jabs earlier in the week. After Jones said he doubted Lesnar would ever accept a fight with him, Lesnar told the AP that he would meet Jones “anytime, anywhere.”Lesnar is at least considering a return to the sport in which he won a UFC title in just his fourth professional fight.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Right after Jones stopped Daniel Cormier in the third round at UFC 214 on Saturday, he reignited his growing rivalry with Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champion.READ: Jones regains UFC belt with brutal KO of Cormier, wants Lesnar nextFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the octagon,” Jones said on the pay-per-view broadcast.The Associated Press reached Lesnar shortly after he watched the championship fight and then heard Jones call him out.last_img read more

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January 18, 2020

Lesson learned: La Salle bounces back big time vs Adamson

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments UP’s Akhuetie leads UAAP MVP race thru 1st round Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “If you see the result and compare the numbers now and the numbers of that [Ateneo] game, this game revealed who we really are,” Gonzales, whose team had eight blocks against Adamson, which had none.“Our scoring, which was missing during our Ateneo game, came back,” he added in Filipino, as his team avoided back-to-back losses and solidified its hold of the fourth spot at the end of the first round.  “Other players have delivered in this game.”It was a collective effort by the Archers with Melecio leading his team anew with 22 points, while big men Justine Baltazar and Santi Santillan had 16 points apiece and combined for 19 boards.“Our loss against Ateneo taught us well. Maybe it’s a blessing that we loss to them because it made us realize that we need to stick to the system we are used to. During that loss, we got out of the system,” said Melecio, who drilled a floater to extend the game against the Falcons to overtime with 13.6 seconds left in regulation.“We [Adamson and La Salle] basically do the same thing. We both do run and jump full court. But I am proud of my players for countering and for being mentally tough and disciplined,” said Gonzalez.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: UAAP: Ateneo dominates La Salle for fifth straight winOn Saturday, La Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez and his wards made sure not to make the same mistakes again to escape league-leading Adamson University in overtime, 79-78, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: La Salle stuns Adamson in OT to end first round in solo fourthGonzales, who is now 7-0 against the Falcons dating back to his time as Aldin Ayo’s former deputy at La Salle in Season 78, said they got the numbers they were looking for in the statistical department which they weren’t able to produce against Ateneo. MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption La Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez gives instructions to his players during a timeout. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there’s one lesson La Salle learned in its blowout loss to defending champions Ateneo, it has to be that basketball, after all, is a team effort.The Green Archers posted a season-low of three assists in a 71-55 defeat to their fierce rivals and recorded their lowest output so far this season. Season 79 Rookie of the Year Aljun Melecio had 21 points that went with 7 boards, but got a little help from his teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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January 12, 2020

Outgoing Cuban Ambassador lauds open-door policy

first_img– during farewell courtesy call on President, State MinisterOutgoing Cuban Ambassador to Guyana, Mr Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, has lauded the Guyana Government’s open-door policy during a farewell courtesy call he paid on President David Granger at State House on Wednesday.The Ambassador also paid a courtesy call on Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, at the Ministry of the Presidency, during which he thanked him for the co-operation that he received from the current administration during his tenure.Ambassador Marchante’s tour of duty has ended, and he is scheduled to depart Guyana on December 13.During their discussions, President Granger told the ambassador that Guyana’s medical system would not be what it is without the support of the Cuban Government over the years. “You can be proud of your tenure; it has been a very successful one,” the President told the ambassador.Similar sentiments were expressed by the Minister of State, who also noted that, over the years, Guyana has benefited tremendously from support from Cuba in the education and sports fields. He also said he is confident that the ambassador’s hard work has helped to further strengthen relations between the two countries.“I believe that your advocacy for Cuba and the manner in which you went about your country’s business during your tenure is commendable,” Minister Harmon told the ambassador.According to a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency, the minister also expressed confidence that the relationship between Cuba and Guyana would continue when the new envoy has been installed.Guyana and Cuba established diplomatic relations on December 8, 1972; and over the years, scholarships given by Cuba have increased the number of persons trained in different areas, including in health, engineering, agriculture, sports and culture.Ambassador Marchante was accredited in June 2014, replacing Ambassador Raul Gortázar Marrero. His successor is scheduled to arrive in Guyana on December 6.last_img read more

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January 12, 2020

Systems in place to protect prisoners from sexual assault – Prison Director

first_imgAmidst reports coming out of persons being sexually assaulted in prisons, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels has said such actions are not condoned and provisions are in place to protect persons from sexual assault in prison.Samuels made it clear at a recent public discussion on sexual misconduct in the workplace that, “we do have mechanisms in place to allow persons who may be exposed to any form of harassment to make those complaints outside of persons associated with the (Guyana) Prison Service.”He explained that there are designated social workers attached to the various penal institutions which allow prisoners to interact with those social workers on a one-on-one basis. “We also have a number of Boards established with prominent members of society who visit those prisons and they also interact with those prisoners one-on-one or by groups and many of those Boards are empowered to report directly to the Minister, any findings, based on their visit to the prison.”While describing prison as a “caring environment”, the Prisons Director noted that he is aware that on many occasions if someone is sent to prison, especially for sexually abusing a child, they are vulnerable to being sexually and possibly physically abused by inmates, so to avoid these mishaps provisions are made.Despite cramped prisons, Samuels said, “…from the onset, we put systems in place to provide segregation to ensure that they are not exposed to any unwanted risk, because yes, the environment is one in which they can be sexually assaulted and they can also be physically assaulted because a number of people in prison they think about the children on the road and many of them are also against some of the acts.”Cognisant of the fact that the Guyana Prison Service is responsible for the safe custody of all prisoners, he noted, “Those considerations are taken to ensure outside of what they are sent to prison for, they are not exposed to any additional mishaps”.The Prisons Director alluded to the fact that he is aware of two reported cases of persons being sexually assaulted in prison over the last 10 years and highlighted that there is a 99.9 per cent probability that that would have been a same sex situation since the laws provide for females to supervise female prisoners and men to supervise men. He further informed that one of those cases is presently before the High Court.last_img read more

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January 12, 2020

Psychiatric ward nurses to get additional training

first_imgNurses attached to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s (GPHC) Psychiatric Ward are expected to undergo continuous and additional training to further prepare them to deal with patients.Guyana Times was told that the training process is expected to begin on Monday. One of the nurses told this publication that the psychiatric ward is considered by many of the staff as the “most challenging section to work”.“To tell you the truth, it is a very hard place to work, most workers don’t like the idea of working there because you always have to be on the alert,” the staff said.Another said: “You cannot lapse because these people you are dealing with are people suffering from mental illnesses. It requires a lot of patience and attentiveness.”This publication was also told that staffers would sometimes feel pressured when dealing with mentally ill patients.The training, which will be conducted by senior officials of the Psychiatric Unit, is expected to run for five days every four months.Meanwhile, the Psychiatric Unit offers services both on an in-patient and out-patient basis. The Unit is specialised in treating patients according to their level of diagnosis. Up to this point, the Unit houses some 400 patients, while there are other persons who also visit the clinic daily.last_img read more

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January 12, 2020

UPDATE #2- Alaska Highway still closed

first_imgIt is another Environment Canada weather warning morning in the Peace Region, and travel remains very difficult.In fact, it is still not possible on the Alaska Highway north of Wonowon to Fort Nelson.The road is still closed in both directions, with officials projecting 8 a.m. this morning as the latest estimated reopening time.Advertisement Heavy snow and poor visibility were reportedly the reasons for the closure yesterday afternoon, and there was a least one serious accident recorded.The single vehicle crash near Prophet River involved a Grey Hound bus on route from Grande Prairie to Fort Nelson, with six people on board.There’s still no official word on injuries.Meantime, Environment Canada puts yesterday’s snowfall amount at 4.8 centimeters lifting the unofficial monthly total, prior to 11 o’clock last night, to 29.3.Advertisement That’s about three centimeters less than the full monthly norm of 32.4 but unofficially we’ve already passed the 26.5 millimeter December precipitation norm with 28.4.center_img Photo:  This photo of the Greyhound bus accident was provided by Jeff Giersch.UPDATE #2 – The Alaska Highway will re-open at 9:30am Fort St. John time. Still expect blowing snow and make sure you reduce your speed and drive for the road conditions. There are slippery sections throughout the highway from Fort St. John to Fort Nelson.- Advertisement – UPDATE – Public Works and Government Services Canada, now says the Highway will remain closed until at least 10 a.m. Thursday.  At 10 a.m. they will provide another update on the road.last_img read more

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January 11, 2020

Games continue today

first_imgGABA/Banks DIH 2nd Division League…The Guyana Amateur Basketball Association’s (GABA’s) First Division, Second Division and Under-23 leagues will continue at the Burnham Hard Court today from 18:30h with a double-header.Part of last year’s action in the GABA/Banks DIH 2nd Division LeagueIn the opening match, defending champions Bounty Colts are scheduled to take on the Pacesetters, while the Eagles will play the Trojans in the other battle, which is scheduled to tip-off at 20:30h.The league commenced on September 1, with the first match between Plaisance Guardians and Dyna’s Ravens. Plaisance Guardians’ very own Nikkolai Smith, who recently came back from injury, scored a major 21 points, and was assisted by his captain, Marlon Chesney, who played his part by contributing 16 points; while Anton Fileen added 15.Guardians eventually sank the Ravens 67-47. In their valiant effort to avoid defeat, Ravens received contributions from Tyrone Hamid (19) and Captain Dominic Vincente (13).In the second match of the night, in the U-23 category, the UG Trojans were outgunned by Pacesetters 44-51 by the end of the third quarter, but it would seem that the rain was in favour of the Trojans, as it didn’t allow the match to proceed as planned. The game is to be rescheduled to another date.The 10 teams in this tournament battling for top honours are: Colts, Ravens, Kobras, Guardians, Sonics, Nets, Eagles, UG Trojans, Pacesetters and Vikings.Match days for games are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.last_img read more

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January 11, 2020

Senate votes to keep restrictions on imported drugs

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Senate voted on Monday to preserve current restrictions on the importation of lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, fearing that such imports could pose risks to consumers, even with new safeguards. By a vote of 49 to 40, the Senate approved a measure saying that imports will not be allowed unless the secretary of health and human services first certifies that they “pose no additional risk to the public’s health and safety,” and that they will significantly reduce costs to consumers. Consumer advocates have long favored such imports as a way to make medicines more affordable. But health officials in the Clinton and Bush administrations have blocked such efforts, saying they cannot guarantee the safety of imported medicines. Sens. Byron L. Dorgan, D-N.D., and Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, were the chief sponsors of the original proposal, which would allow imports. “American consumers are paying the highest prices in the world for brand-name prescription drugs,” Dorgan said. “We are trying to change that.” Dorgan’s proposal would have allowed consumers, pharmacists, drug wholesalers and distributors to import prescription drugs from Canada, Japan, Australia and European countries found to have regulatory requirements comparable to those in the United States. Arguing against the proposal, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., cited an article that described how people had died after taking medicines contaminated with a toxic, sweet-tasting syrup imported from China. “Counterfeit drugs contaminated with an industrial solvent have poisoned hundreds, if not thousands, of people around the world,” Cochran said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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January 10, 2020

Lingard stunner propels Man Utd to FA Cup win

first_img0Shares0000Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring the opening goal during Manchester United’s FA Cup match against Derby County at Old Trafford © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Jesse Lingard’s latest wonder strike and substitute Romelu Lukaku’s late effort secured Manchester United a 2-0 victory over Championship high-fliers Derby in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday.Both attempts, which came in the final six minutes, were worthy of a highlights package in the first FA Cup tie involving Premier League giants United in 13 years not to be televised live. United had lost just one of their previous 35 FA Cup games against lower-league sides but were heading for a replay until one-time Rams loanee Lingard, with his eighth goal in 10 games, smashed home a swerving volley, with Lukaku then adding a second having broken from the halfway line.“I was feeling that we were close to scoring and we never stopped trying,” said United boss Jose Mourinho, who said the Championship was approaching Premier League quality.“But when you get past 80 minutes and the goal hasn’t come, you fear the second match. But the team kept trying so I knew the goal could arrive.“It was a great shot by Jesse Lingard in the top corner, he’s in a moment of confidence where things go well for him. He’s a good professional and a fantastic kid in the dressing room.”Last month’s League Cup exit and a 15-point deficit to Manchester City in the Premier League had placed extra importance on this competition, and that was evident with the strong line-up Mourinho deployed.Lingard, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford could all have scored inside an entertaining 19 minutes that suggested the television executives might have been wrong to snub the match.Derby were encouraged by a couple of runs from former United youngster Tom Lawrence, while Marcus Olsson forced Sergio Romero to tip his header over the crossbar, with Alex Pearce heading the resulting corner into the Stretford End.That was a good opening but nothing like the one Rashford spurned 10 minutes before the break.For once Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s delivery was perfect and an unmarked Rashford glanced a header onto a post from six yards out.It was the type of miss that epitomised why Mourinho is reluctant to consider him as a central-striking alternative to Lukaku, whose arrival for the disappointing Mkhitaryan would soon come.Before the interval there was still time for Rams stopper Scott Carson to make two saves, one a routine stop from another Rashford header and the other a palm over the top from a Pogba free-kick destined for the top corner.– Lukaku on –Half-time substitute Lukaku’s first significant act was to close down Tom Huddlestone as the midfielder struck an effort that flew wide via an unsuspecting Luke Shaw.Rashford’s confidence, like Mkhitaryan’s, looked shot and a free-kick that failed to get beyond a one-man wall was proof of that.Pogba and Lawrence traded shots from distance that Carson and Romero pushed out before Mourinho sent for Anthony Martial.After Pogba had placed an attempt just wide, Rashford was once again denied by the woodwork.Martial’s introduction had seen Rashford shift to the right and the England international collected a pass from Lingard and unleashed a well-struck attempt that beat Carson but came back off the base of a post.There was a growing sense it was not going to be United’s night. A Lukaku header came back of the other post, albeit after the offside flag had been raised, and Pogba scuffed a rebound wide after Carson repelled Lingard’s attempt.Yet Lingard would finally break the visitors’ resistance, collecting a lay-off from Lukaku, teeing himself up and dispatching a swerving attempt into the corner of the net.His 11th of the season was every bit as special as the efforts against Watford, Burnley and Everton.Lukaku got in the act in the 90th minute, controlling Pogba’s long clearance on his chest in midfield before playing a one-two with Martial and beating Carson with a powerful strike to wrap it up.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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January 6, 2020

Liverpool squad ‘best I’ve coached’, says Klopp

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool manager Klopp is delighted with the strength of his side, after thrashing Porto last week © AFP/File / Francisco LEONGLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – Jurgen Klopp says his current Liverpool squad is the strongest he has ever worked with as the players prepare for a return to action after a warm-weather training camp in Spain.Despite the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142 million last month, the former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund boss said it was difficult to leave players out. Last week’s 5-0 thrashing of Porto in the last-16 of the Champions League was achieved without the suspended Emre Can and long-term injured Nathaniel Clyne but there was still no room in the matchday 18 for the likes of Dominic Solanke, Ragnar Klavan and Ben Woodburn, the youngest scorer in the club’s history.The result means Liverpool, who host West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday, have virtually ensured a first Champions League quarter-final for nine years, with the second leg at Anfield now a formality.“It’s really hard in the moment to make the squad,” Klopp told the club’s TV channel, LFCTV. “Wow, I’ve never had a situation like that with the quality of the players not being in the squad.“They all have made really big steps. Dom Solanke was not in the squad but is in outstanding shape at the moment. Ragnar Klavan, unbelievable. Ben Woodburn makes steps and is really close to everything.“It’s difficult, it’s getting more and more difficult, but that’s good for us of course.”Striker Danny Ings was one of the players to come off the bench at the Estadio do Dragao.It was just the 25-year-old’s sixth appearance of the season after making his comeback from two serious knee injuries in the previous two campaigns.“Danny is in fantastic shape. It always takes time. Now, after two-and-a-half years, he can play in the Champions League. It’s a wonderful story, it’s really deserved,” added Klopp, whose side are third in the Premier League.“Is Danny knocking on the door for the first team? Yes, absolutely. It’s good. He needed time.“A few months ago it was different but a player like him, when they come back they think ‘I am under pressure’ and they want to come in immediately and get game time.“Danny went the hard way. He played a lot of games for the under-23s.“If you feel like a settled player, like he usually is, and then you play under-23 and are not the best player on the pitch, then it’s not nice but it’s an important experience again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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