Golovkin meets an angry Alvarez for middleweight title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The two fighters meet in a rematch of their draw last September, with the 160-pound titles held by Golovkin at stake. The scheduled 12-round bout will make both fighters millions in what should be the biggest boxing pay-per-fight of the year.Golovkin, the big puncher from Kazakhstan, has gone the distance twice in his last three fights, including the draw with Alvarez. That’s after knocking out all but three fighters in his previous 36 fights.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 ChrissFor Alvarez, the fight is a chance to redeem his reputation, which took a hit after he tested positive for a performance enhancing drug twice in February, forcing the original fight date of May to be vacated. Alvarez blamed the test on eating tainted meat in his native Mexico. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Canelo Alvarez, center left, and Gennady Golovkin face off during a weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Alvarez and Golovkin will fight Saturday night in a middleweight title bout. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)LAS VEGAS — Gennady Golovkin wanted to make Canelo Alvarez angry and perhaps throw him off his fight plan. It worked for the weigh-in, but Alvarez vows he will be in control of his emotions Saturday night in their clash for the middleweight title.Alvarez lunged briefly at Golovkin at the weigh-in on Friday, saying his anger got the better of him. But he said in the days leading up to the fight that he will not fall into the trap of trying to fight Triple G toe-to-toe.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Rematch of the century? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 awardlast_img read more

Executive has some influence over Judiciary – US State Dept

first_img– despite Constitution providing for independent JudiciaryA report from the United States (US) Department of State has raised concerns about Guyana’s legal system when it comes to settling cases, noting that many perceive the hearing of some civil matters to be unfair and in some cases, influenced.Guyana’s Supreme CourtAccording to the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs in its investment climate statements for 2018, the Executive appears in practice to have some influence over the judicial branch.“Though the Constitution of Guyana provides for the independence of the Judiciary, in practice, the Executive has some influence over the judicial branch of the Government. The hearing of civil matters is a slow process and many perceive it to be unfair,” the report states.The report acknowledges that there are no known examples of Executive interference in the court system that has adversely affected foreign investors. But it warns, however, that the judicial system is generally perceived to be slow and ineffective in enforcing legal contracts.“Suspected corrupt practices and long delays make the courts an unattractive option for settling investment or contractual disputes, particularly for foreign investors unfamiliar with Guyana. In order to redress this obstacle to investment, the [Government of Guyana] GoG, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), established a Commercial Court in June 2006.”But the report advises that given Guyana’s growth potential and the burgeoning oil and gas sector, there is need for expansion and strengthened capacity building efforts to be made in the near future.According to the report, sufficient legislation exists in Guyana to support foreign investment in the country. The problem, the report notes, is the implementation of relevant legislation, which it said continues to be inadequate.All companies should conduct due diligence and seek appropriate legal counsel for any potential questions prior to doing business in Guyana,” the report states.The report noted that Guyana’s legal system, like most Commonwealth countries, follows the English Common Law system, with some traces of the Roman-Dutch legal system, particularly in the areas of land tenure.“In early 2005, legislative amendments were made to allow Guyana’s accession to the Caribbean Court of Justice as its final Court of Appeal. Guyana’s Supreme Court of Judicature hears both criminal and civil matters.”The State Department noted that judgements of other courts within the Commonwealth are considered judicial precedents if the local laws are silent on the matter.This is similar to the no-confidence cases filed by the Government after the No-confidence Motion was passed against it last year. Since Guyana’s Constitution makes no mention of an absolute majority being required to pass the vote, Government referenced Parliaments in other jurisdictions in a bid to reverse the motion.Indeed, the Court of Appeal ruled in a 2:1 split decision last month that a majority of 34 votes would have been needed to validly pass the No-confidence Motion brought against the Government last year.While Justice Rishi Persaud had dismissed the appeal and conferred with the ruling of the High Court, his colleague appellate Judges allowed the State’s appeal.Both Justices Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Dawn Gregory opined that while 33 is the majority of the 65-member National Assembly, the successful passage of a no-confidence motion requires an “absolute majority” of 34, and not the “simple” majority of 33 that has been used to pass ordinary business in the House. This case has since been passed on to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), where it will come up for hearing next month.last_img read more

Everton demand Sh12bn for Lukaku

first_img0Shares0000Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is reportedly on his way to Manchester UnitedLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jul 7 – Everton are waiting on Manchester United to meet their total demands over the sale of Romelu Lukaku, which could amount to Sh12bn (£90mn) according to Sky sources.United are confident of landing the Belgium striker and have agreed an initial fee of Sh10bn (£75mn), but the Toffees want a number of add-ons that will take the total price even further. Lukaku is currently in Los Angeles, where he has been training with United midfielder Paul Pogba and is expected to undergo a medical with his potential new club ahead of their US tour.But Sky Sports understands Lukaku does not have permission to be away from Everton’s training base at Finch Farm, and was supposed to report back for pre-season training on Thursday.Lukaku’s future at Goodison Park has been in doubt since he rejected a lucrative new contract offer back in March and said during duty with the Belgium national team that he knew where his future would be.The 24-year-old has also been a target for Chelsea this summer but United boss Jose Mourinho has also been keen to add a new high-profile striker to his squad after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to injury.United had been in talks with Real Madrid over a possible deal for Alvaro Morata and saw a number of offers rejected, but Sky Sports understands their interest in bringing the Spain international to Old Trafford has now come to an end.There are also negotiations ongoing between the two north-west clubs over Wayne Rooney’s potential return to Merseyside, with a willingness on all sides to get the deal done, according to Sky sources.-By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea rumours: Three star players in, with two leaving Stamford Bridge?

first_img 5 Alexandre Pato: Fenerbache to rekindle striker’s form? Click the right arrow above for all the latest Chelsea transfer news… – Another man who has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer is Alexandre Pato. The 26-year-old joined on loan from Corinthians in January but appeared just twice in the Premier League. Fenerbache look to be the team that could offer the Brazilian regular football once again, as Chelsea look increasingly unlikely to make his loan permanent. Leonardo Bonucci: Chelsea to beat United to Juventus defender? Click the right arrow above for all the latest Chelsea transfer news… – The Sun have reported that Chelsea are preparing to make an offer of £32m to try and secure Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, having had a three-year deal accepted by the player and his representatives. There will be pressure from Jose Mourinho and Manchester United who are also interested in the 29-year-old, but with Conte desperate for his services to play alongside Kurt Zouma and Gary Cahill in a new-look back three for Chelsea, Abramovich might just have to dig deep to make sure Chelsea get their man. Kalidou Koulibaly: Chelsea to meet asking price for Napoli defender? Click the right arrow above for all the latest Chelsea transfer news… – According to the Daily Mirror, Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly is certainly keen for a move away from the club. Chelsea have already had a £19.2m bid rejected, and will have competition for the 24-year-old’s signature. It’s understood that Napoli are asking for £30m for the Senegalese international, who has been reported to have said: “I have not talked to (Conte) but that may be soon.” After what was a nightmare of a season for Chelsea last term, new manager Antonio Conte is set to make some major changes to both tactics and personnel when he takes over at Stamford Bridge later on this summer.Conte is of course still occupied with Italy’s Euro 2016 campaign, and won’t be able to complete his move to London until their involvement in the tournament is concluded.Chelsea are yet to finalise any new signings just yet, but ahead of the Transfer Window opening on July 1st, the national newspapers have already got plenty of reason to suggest that incomings and outgoings could be free-flowing at the Bridge this summer.Click through our gallery above to see some of the names being linked with a move to, and away from, Chelsea… 5 5 5 Nemanja Matic: Mourinho to sign midfielder for a second time? Click the right arrow above for all the latest Chelsea transfer news… – Reports are also suggesting that Jose Mourinho is looking to sign Nemanja Matic for his new club, just as he did for Chelsea back in January 2014. Seeing physical presence as key for his midfield, United will be very keen to bring the Serbian into their ranks for the new season. Antonio Candreva: Chelsea to beat Inter to Lazio winger? Click the right arrow above for all the latest Chelsea transfer news… – According to The Sun, Lazio winger Antonio Candreva is looking for a move away, but perhaps to Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan, rather than Chelsea. The Blues, however, are reportedly looking to bring the 29-year-old to the Bridge for a fee in the region of £25m. Conte is a big fan of Candreva’s style of play, making him a regular in his Italy side. 5last_img read more

Men’s top 25: Duke sails past Maryland

first_img 5 Memphis 77, at E. Carolina 67 Rodney Carney made six 3-pointers and scored 27 points to lead the Tigers (14-2) in the Conference USA opener for both teams. Memphis has won all four meetings in the series. at 16 W.Va. 68, Georgetown 61 Kevin Pittsnogle scored 23 points and the Mountaineers (11-3, 3-0 Big East) rallied from an 11-point deficit in the first half to snap the Hoyas’ seven-game winning streak. at 17 Geo. Wash. 69, Saint Louis 64 (OT) Danilo Pinnock had 19 points, seven in overtime, and 12 rebounds for the Colonials (11-1, 2-0 Atlantic 10), who rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit. 19 Ohio St. 80, Purdue 64 J.J. Sullinger scored 17 points and Je’Kel Foster tied his career high with six steals for the Buckeyes (12-1, 2-1 Big Ten), who led by as many as 25 points midway through the second half. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Miss. St. 60 Taurean Green scored 20 points, including two 3-pointers with the shot clock winding down in the closing minutes, as the Gators (15-0, 2-0 SEC) broke the school record for consecutive wins. 3 Villanova 84, Rutgers 78 (OT) Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 28 points and Randy Foye added 24 as the Wildcats (11-1, 2-1 Big East) rebounded from their first loss of the season. Shelden Williams got his first career triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks, helping the Blue Devils (15-0, 3-0 ACC) snap a three-game skid versus the Terrapins (11-4, 1-2). at 2 Florida 75, center_img at 1 Duke 76, 23 Maryland 52 last_img read more


first_imgDaniel and Peter in Strictly!Daniel O’Donnell could be stepping into the studio with Peter Andre to write some music together in 2016.The Mysterious Girl hitmaker and the Donegal crooner became best pals on Strictly Come Dancing – and now they’re planning to pen some pop tunes together in the new year.The Aussie singer revealed: “This is really exciting because although myself and Daniel are good friends now and spent a huge amount of time together on Strictly, we have never played music together. “Anything could happen.”The 42-year-old added that he’s keen to work with the Irishman because working on music with others “changes everything”.Peter said: “I’m more known for pop records, but I actually love country music and so does Daniel.“I started out writing songs on my own but prefer to work with other people now because it changes everything.” The pop singer revealed things quickly went downhill when Daniel was voted off the BBC show in earlier this year.He told the Irish Sun: “Daniel and Ainsley [Harriott] were the guys everybody loved.“Once they started leaving, it all started to change.”DANIEL AND PETER TO TEAM UP TO MAKE SWEET MUSIC was last modified: December 17th, 2015 by StephenShare 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


first_imgFinn Harps Res. 2Swilly Rovers 3 Harps started this game brightly and created a number of half chances, there best coming from Buchanan who’s shot was blocked by Fisher which was well set up by Aaron Scanlon. There efforts paid off as on 14mins they took the lead after great work between Darragh Black, Jp Malley played in Aaron Scanlon who finished expertly past Wade. Swilly responded well and created a number of chances, McHugh had a great chance to level as when he was played in by Jordan Toland, he rounded the keeper and Porter somehow got back to clear it off the line. Mark McGinley then made a great double save to deny Michael McHugh twice and from the resulting corner David Fisher headed wide. Conor McGlynn then made a great block to deny the onrushing McGeever at the back post. Harps finished the half brightly and had some neat passages of play in midfield and held out until the break. The second half didn’t take long to get going and with just 30 seconds gone Swilly equalised as from a Liam O’Donnell flick on, Laurence Toland finished at the back post to put Swilly back on terms. Darren McGeever had a chance shortly after and McGinley made a great reaction to keep the scores level. Harps got back in the game and started to push forward and from a Darragh Black cross Jp Malley headed home in the 65th minute to put Harps back in the lead. Dean McConnell had a good chance to extend the lead but he shot over under pressure from McDaid. In the 70th minute, Swilly equalised yet again as McGeever shot home from a Fisher cross. Both sides pushed on for the winner and the away side managed to get the winner in the last minute as from a Toland corner, Marty Boyle connected perfectly and finished high into the roof of the net to give Swilly the victory. A good enjoyable game all round. Finn Harps: Mark Anthony McGinley, Conor McGlynn, Hugh Moy, Shane Porter, Dylan Quinn, David Ward, Dean McConnell, Shane Buchanan, JP Malley, Darragh Black, Aaron Scanlon.Swilly Rovers: Gareth Wade, David Fisher, Jordan Toland, Marty Boyle, Gareth Colhoun, Marty McDaid, Liam O’Donnell, Dylan Hegarty, Michael McHugh, Laurence Toland, Darren McGeever. Subs: Kyle Black for O’Donnell, Daniel O’Donnell for Fisher, Darren Dunworth for McHugh). 4 LANTERNS USL: FINN HARPS RES 2, SWILLY ROVERS 3 was last modified: June 18th, 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:Finn Harps Rservesswilly roverslast_img read more

Food industry attempting to do well by targeting sick

first_imgOverweight? Diabetic? Cholesterol out of control? Have we got a deal on a meal for you! If that sales pitch sounds a little sick, that’s the point. Aging baby boomers and rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other health conditions have marketers looking to chronic illness as the new must-reach demographic. It’s part of a cultural shift that increasingly sees health problems as lifestyles rather than diseases. Now the food industry is realizing those lifestyles can have a major influence on spending habits. It’s easy to see why this is a fast-growing trend. For people such as Karen Merrill, her lifestyle has become a matter of life and death. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The 49-year-old Barrington, N.H., woman had a heart attack and quintuple bypass in 2002. She credits the chronic disease-pitch – which gives good-for-you branding to everything from menu items to entire supermarket shelves – makes it easier for her to eat and shop. During a recent trip to her local grocer, she was thrilled to spot several new whole-grain breakfast cereals – foods she’s supposed to be eating more of – displayed in a special “heart healthy” section of the cereal aisle. “I never would have known that this cereal existed if it wasn’t for that display,” said Merrill. “By coupling things like that, it introduces me to new things. Normally I would have been heading to the health food store to get it.” And there’s plenty of incentive for these efforts. Americans with heart problems – there are more than 70 million of them – represent $71 billion in annual buying power. The nation’s nearly 21 million diabetics command around $14 billion. And don’t forget that about two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. People with chronic health conditions also are two to three times more likely than their healthy peers to follow special diets, making them prime targets for low-fat, low-sugar and other specialty foods, according to a report by IRI Healthcare, a Chicago-based marketing research firm that recently studied the disease-marketing trend. There’s also a spillover effect. “If Mom comes down with something, the entire household’s diet changes,” says Bob Doyle, a senior vice president at IRI. Merrill, for example, shops not just for herself, but also hopes to prevent her husband and 11-year-old daughter from suffering her fate. Some critics accuse the industry of trying to profit off sickness, but American Dietetic Association spokeswoman Dawn Jackson Blatner says anything that makes it easier for consumers to make healthy choices is a good thing. Marketing good-for-you foods is nothing new, but the tactic is becoming increasingly sophisticated and ailment-specific. Broad healthy living campaigns are being replaced with efforts that narrowly target foods to people with particular conditions, says John Stanton, a food marketing professor at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Along with those heart-healthy sections that appealed to Merrill, grocers increasingly are introducing shelves of sugar-free items for diabetics and gluten-free foods for people with wheat allergies. The Maine-based Hannaford Bros. Co. grocery chain, for example, recently added gluten-free and dairy-free sections to its 140 stores in the Northeast and is developing plans for additional health-inspired sections. “It absolutely is a question of making a grocery store more user-friendly,” says Hannaford spokeswoman Caren Epstein, who notes that the typical grocer offers 35,000 items these customers otherwise would need to comb through. Products also are becoming more specialized. Low-fat and low-sugar are old news. Minute Maid has an entire line of health-based orange juices, including its Heart Wise, which the company claims helps lower cholesterol because it is fortified with plant sterols. Since its introduction two years ago, Heart Wise has outsold most other Minute Maid orange juices, says company spokesman Ray Crockett. With so many people concerned about cholesterol, offering such a product just made sense, he says. Companies eager for healthy bragging rights also can seek certification from the American Heart Association, which awards its Heart Check Mark to items low in saturated fat and cholesterol. So far 850 products from 100 companies have passed muster. 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


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: The two cars stolen from outside a Letterkenny house during a burglary last night have been recovered.The cars, a Renault Clio and a Peugeot 307, had been taken from outside a home in the Long Lane area.The cars were found a short time ago in the vicinity of the Long Lane. The cars are not damaged.However it is understood the laptop, a wallet and a phone stolen in the creeper burglary are missing.Nobody has yet been arrested in relation to the theft.Sgt Paul Wallace has reminded people to make sure all valuables are kept out of sight at night and also to ensure that all windows and doors are locked. Crime Prevention officer Wallace will be in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre today between 3 and 5pm to give advice on home security.  COMMUNITY ALERT: STOLEN CARS RECOVERED BUT BURGLARS STILL ON RUN was last modified: March 12th, 2014 by StephenShare 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

Harnessing African intellectual property

first_img9 June 2008A key report launched at the World Economic Forum on Africa last week shows that effective IP (intellectual property) strategies can raise African producers’ incomes by up to 320%, compared with traditional aid models, which raise incomes by only about 1.6% a year.Called “Distinctive values in African Exports: How intellectual property can raise export income and alleviate poverty“, it was produced by an organisation called Light Years and funded by the Department for International Development in the United Kingdom.“In sub-Saharan Africa, something quite new is happening with intellectual property,” the report states, adding that intellectual property is increasingly being used in business strategies to boost the export incomes of large numbers of African producers.Light Years IP studied 14 product sectors, had found that these sectors have the potential to increase export income from US$1.1-billion per year, to between $2.5-billion and $3.5-billion per year.If applied properly to sub-Saharan exports, which earn an estimated $9-billion per year, these strategies would increase the export income in this region to between $20-billion and $27-billion per year.Intangible valueThe report notes the dramatic increase in the intangible value of products over recent decades, finding that this has now overtaken the physical value of products as the main source of corporate income.Now, with the value of intangible assets at the top end of the value chain, intellectual property strategies are more important than ever.The report states that Africa could develop business strategies with IP built-in when exporting to developed country markets where value is dominated by IP, arguing that at the moment, “valuable returns from IP are being captured in the importing country and not in the African country of origin”.Up to now, the authors argue, strategies for export development in Africa have relied too heavily on increasing the production of commodities and establishing new processing or manufacturing plants.This has put African countries in “intense competition” with other developing countries that are also increasing production and manufacturing.The report outlined a number of areas where African countries could receive more of the value from their products. For instance, Ethiopian coffee, it says, is recognised as being among the best in the world.“However, the significantly high retail prices for these coffees were being enjoyed by foreign coffee distributors and retailers, while the producers were compensated at very low levels – around five percent to 10% of the retail price.”Kuapa KokooIn one sign of success, the report pointed to a successful IP-based business strategy initiated by cocoa farmers in Ghana.A cooperative set up called Kuapa Kokoo – which in turn helped to establish the Fairtrade chocolate marketing company Divine Chocolate Ltd – now brands its product, which is becoming well known in developed country markets and allowing the producers to receive a major share in the brand and a significant share in the profits.When it came to modern technology, the opportunity for trading on more equal terms was now better for Africa, says Light Years IP chief executive officer Ron Layton.“Transmission of digital products has dramatically levelled the playing field for Africa, a change unprecedented in world trade.”More than 800 participants from around 50 countries engaged with each other in the 18th World Economic Forum on Africa, which ended last Friday.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more