60th win: Pacquiao KOs Matthysse for WBA welterweight title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. After flooring Matthysse in the third and fifth round, Pacquiao landed the decisive left uppercut that put away the Argentinian for good, prompting referee Kenny Bayless to stop the fight 2:43 into the seventh.READ: Pacquiao plans ‘to finish the fight early’ vs MatthysseFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’This is Pacquiao’s first knockout win in nine years after he stopped Miguel Cotto for the WBO World welterweight title in 2009.“We did a good job in training. We were not pushing hard. We controlled ourselves,” said Pacquiao in the ring interview after the fight. Pacquiao scored his first knock down midway through the third round landing with a couple of shots to the face of Matthysse.READ: Pacquiao still ‘hungry’ to fight The Filipino legend got his second knock down in the fifth when Matthysse, after absorbing a right cross to the head, knelt with just five seconds to go in the round.The WBA belt is Pacquiao’s new welterweight title after he held the WBO strap twice.Pacquiao joined IBF champion Errol Spence and WBO champion Terrence Crawford atop the welterweight division.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED VIDEO Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ROUND 6: Matthysse called for low blow, Pacquiao still ahead Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao (L) reacts after he knocked down Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANManny Pacquiao is back at the top of the welterweight division after knocking out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round of their championship fight for the WBA World welterweight title Sunday at Axiata Arena.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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 MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

3 Dead, Two Injured after Boat Capsizes

first_imgA boat carrying passengers from Clara Town to the West Point Community on April 7, at about 9 a.m. capsized, leaving three dead and two in critical but stable condition, according to police reports.Liberian National Police officers on the scene report that five victims were pulled from the Mesurado River, behind a number of stores in Clara Town. Amongst the five victims were two women, one pregnant, and three students who were all in uniform.“All were women; what’s sad about it is that two of the deceased were students because you can physically see them in their school uniforms,” stated an officer of Public Safety at the LNP.According to witnesses who were preparing to fish along the shore, the bodies of the deceased began surfacing when one man ran to inform neighbors.“It’s sorrowful oh, I saw something floating in the water just like old clothes, but when we looked real close, I saw more floating around, and that’s when I called for attention,” said J-Boy, a fisherman, who is familiar with the waters.Deputy Commissioner Nelson Freeman, stated that the LNP was informed shortly after the first signs of a human body was seen in the shore by an unidentified person(s).“We got a call around 9:30 this morning that there was a situation involving a boat from this side of the river and that’s when we responded. We weren’t here so we can’t be exact to you when this incident occurred,” he added.According to witnesses at the scene, no one actually knows what occurred to cause the passengers to go over board, but relatives say they were aware of the victims getting aboard the canoe.“I lost my aunty and my big sister. She was going home to go change to come back on ATS to go witness the game, and my aunty was going to go sell bread,” cried Clara, a distraught relative of two of the deceased.Mr. Nelson Freeman also informed this paper that the LNP has not been aware of such commercial transport that normally carries people from Clara Town to WestPoint in less then 20 minutes.“Actually that’s the puzzle we are all trying to solve, why they were on the boat? I am in charge of Public Safety for the Liberian National Police and to be frank with you, we don’t even know of such commercial activity going on behind here with a boat, when we got the call this morning we thought it was just a ordinary fishing canoe and we were all astonished when we got here and it was established that this is a boat that’s used for commercial purposes on this river, its strange for us and we hope that we can all collectively from this moment on put in some measures to make sure to deal with this situation so that it can’t happen again,” he assured.Meanwhile, the LNP held to push back sad and frustrated onlookers as they (officers) secured the area to allow security officials who specialize in water rescues a chance to look for missing persons/survivors.“We were informed by bystanders that one of the survivors and a couple of victims are at the Mawah Clinic across the road and we visited there, yes it as established that there were victims, and the doctor also confirmed to us that three persons have passed off as a result of the accident and the other two were there receiving medication. We are still hoping to find those who are said to still be missing,” he added.Further more, a woman who seemed incoherent due to her grieve cried out for a sister-in-law that was nowhere to be found at the moment. An unidentified man who tried assisting the women to calm her down stated that her sister was on the canoe and still presumed missing.“We can’t find her sister-in-law!”Morris G. Miller, the assistance assigned in the ER at Mawah Clinic under strenuous conditions tried describing to this paper the condition of the surviving victims.“The two survivors, their condition has improved considerably because when they came they were not like that. Five victims were brought here around 9:15 a.m. by a car. Three were dead on arrival. We didn’t detect the survivors swallowing water, while one deceased has been identified by a relative,” he said.The driver of the canoe has not been found nor has there been any further information on how the canoe managed to sink. LNP are still investigating and ask that anyone with information should please report to their nearest police station.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Captain surrenders after hit-and-run, remains in custody

first_imgPomeroon boat collisionThirty-four-year-old Tyrone Da Silva of Grant Lower, Pomeroon River, in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), will soon face charges for causing the death of 29-year-old Ryan DeFreitas, who died as a result of multiple injuries he sustained from a boat collision on August 31.The results of the autopsy which was conducted by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, on Friday at the Suddie Mortuary, revealed that the gold miner lost his life due to multiple injuries from the boat collision. DeFrietas was heading to Charity with two other passengers when he met his demise.Meanwhile, Da Silva, who is the captain of the other boat involved in the collision, remains in Police custody. According to Police sources, Da Silva was under the influence of alcohol when he collided with the miner’s boat in the vicinity of Burn Bush Grant, Lower Pomeroon. A breathalyser test was conducted by detectives from G Division (Essequibo Coast and Islands).In addition to Da Silva being under the influence, information revealed that he failed to render assistance to passengers after the collision. Instead, it is alleged he ‘hit-and-run’, later surrendering to Police.Wednesday night’s accident claimed the life of gold miner, Ryan DeFreitas, 29, called “Steppy” of Coven Garden, Lower Pomeroon. Information revealed that DeFreitas was driving his employer’s 40-horse powered engine boat heading South on the right bank of the Pomeroon River, while the other boat, driven by Da Silva, was heading North when the collision occurred.The boat, which was captained by the now dead man, measured 18 feet in length and carried two other passengers – Felix DeFreitas and Ray Marks. They both received minor injuries from the collision. The deceased’s body was recovered by residents living in the Pomeroon River.Da Silva’s boat was reportedly ferrying his wife Afeeza Amin and his three-year-old daughter. They also received minor injuries. The funeral of Ryan DeFreitas is scheduled for Sunday. The file concerning the accident has been dispatched by Police to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.last_img read more

Flyers win fantastic game 1

first_imgWhile Yesmaniski made highlight reel saves one after another, the save of the night may well have come from Troy Hunt, who reached back with his paddle along the ice, to rob Mark Wallman of the tying goal with four minutes remaining. The Rangers did have a couple of changes to the lineup we’ve seen so far this season. Brad Kennedy has rejoined the team, after winning playoff MVP last season. Also joining the team are Tyler Mounsey and tough-guy Kurtis Swanson, though Swanson hardly stepped on the ice on Sunday night.And so, the Flyers win the first game of the best-of-seven semi-final, with game two set for Tuesday night in Spirit River. Catch the game live on MooseFM (8:30 pm) On a night when the Flyers went 1 for 10 on the powerplay, special teams could be seen as problematic. But, coach Adam Brash doesn’t buy that. While Brash says the score should have been at least 6-1 after the second, he felt the game was well played, and that his team simply lacked finish. [asset|aid=1031|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=808225bce59106dd3310a621bf42275a-Flyers-game1_1_Pub.mp3] Flyers starter Troy Hunt earned the win, stopping 13 of the 14 shots he faced. It was Hunt’s first action since the regular season, after missing the opening round for a family wedding, but he looked sharp when called upon, and had plenty of help. “The Boys played amazing tonight,” he said. “I got barely any rubber – they had two maybe three scoring chances all night.” Hunt payed special tribute to his forwards, for limiting the amount of odd-man rushes against. He also lauded Yesmaniski for his game, crediting his opponent for keeping it close. [asset|aid=1032|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=808225bce59106dd3310a621bf42275a-hunt-yesmaniski_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement The 300 or so fans who came to the North Peace Arena on Sunday night were treated to some outstanding playoff hockey. There was tough physical play, excellent goaltending, and plently of slick passing and speed. After lopsided regular seasons and a gimme opening series, it’s nice to know the playoffs are here. To be fair, the Flyers widely outplayed their opponents in game one. The shots on goal counted 41-14 in favour of the home team. The scoring chances were likewise dominated by Fort St. John. But, thanks to some hit posts, missed nets, and sensational goaltending from Mett Yesmaniski, the game was close throughout. Matt Shuya opened the scoring eight minutes in, when he tapped home a rebound, after Adam Loncan cut to the net, and tried to reach the puck around a sprawled Yesmaniski. In the second period, the Flyers had 5 chances on the powerplay, and couldn’t convert any of them. In the final two minutes of the second, with both Paul Wiens and Luke Middleton in the box, Brad Kennedy deflected a Donny Lloyd point shot, to make it 1-1 after 40 minutes.- Advertisement -While the Flyers admit they should have been comfortably ahead heading into the third period, it wasn’t until Kip Noble’s powerplay goal with 7:14 remaining, that the Flyers went ahead to stay. The Rangers would get two more cracks with the man-advantage, but the Flyers would kill both, with a Todd Alexander empty netter (short-handed) sealing the deal with 20 seconds left.Still, the Flyers were happy with the win, and felt they had played well, which is certianly a tribute to single ‘A’ Spirit River, and bodes well for the rest of the series.Advertisementlast_img read more

Colter Young Wins Again

first_imgColter Young won stage #6 of the 8 stage Blizzard Spring Stage Race, Tuesday night. He won the 30 km Beatton Park – Montney Store road race with a time of 42:39. Jake Elliott won an exciting 4 rider sprint for second over Pat Ferris, Peter King and Bob Andrews with a group time of 44:47 minutes.    Gord Harris was 6th at 45:02, Roger St. Jean 49:52 and Sandy McDonald 50:42. Barb Polehoykie and Jolea Bilodeau came in at 1:05:00 after various mechanical and traction issues.   Colter Young has a perfect lead of 30 points in the Under 19 group. Pat Ferris has 16, a slim 1 point lead over Peter King. Blaine Richter is third at 10 points. Barb Polehoykie has 28 points in the Women’s division with Marie Young second at 13 and Sandy McDonald third at 10 points.   – Advertisement -Two stages to go: -Thursday night Baldonnel time trial. Sign on 6:15 pm-Sunday road race Cecil Lake gravel pit at 2 pm.        www.ferrisfastcycles.comlast_img read more

Leisure pool and water slides remain closed for another day

first_imgHowever, the lap pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and fitness room are all open for public use.The city expects to release more information later in the day, at which point we’ll update you on the status of repairs.For all other inquires, including schedule information, contact the North Peace Leisure Pool at 250 787 8178.- Advertisement –last_img

Delegates to gather in Letterkenny for OpenData Seminar

first_imgDelegates from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Derry & Strabane District Council are set to attend a seminar on OpenData in Letterkenny this week.This OpenData seminar, which is being hosted by Donegal County Council, is being held as part of the EU NPA funded IMPROVE project which is looking at innovative ways to improve the design of technology driven public services.Open Data is about making valuable data held by public bodies available and easily accessible online for reuse.  Technology and data are increasingly being used to transform the way services are planned, delivered and managed. “The OpenData market in Donegal has a wide range of potential users from tourism and health applications, to the design of better public services. We are hoping to explore these topics and to see how they can deliver economic, social and democratic benefits in the county” says Brian Boyle, Head of information Systems.“We have assembled a very knowledgeable panel of some of the leading practitioners and researchers in OpenData in Ireland. Topics to be explored on the day will range from OpenData from a County Council perspective to OpenData in a digital health environment, Cross border OpenData to public engagement using OpenData in the planning process”.Daragh McDonough, IS Project Leader with Donegal County Council is urging anyone interested in OpenData to come along to this seminar.“This seminar should be of particular interest to those who are in the app development business, data analytics, or anyone with an interest in data in general. OpenData is a topic where there is potential for job creation and we are hoping to explore the OpenData landscape and discuss where those possibilities lie.” The seminar will take place on Wednesday 12 October in the Letterkenny Public Services Centre. For more information visit https://teamworker.ernact.eu/INV/EventInformation.aspx?eid=867Delegates to gather in Letterkenny for OpenData Seminar was last modified: October 10th, 2016 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

Recap: Holloway on transfers, Taylor, Campbell, Freeman, Henry, Washington and more

first_imgQPR face Burton at Loftus Road later today. Ian Holloway has spoken about a number of issues in the days leading up to the game. Here’s a recap of some of what the Rangers manager has had to say.Holloway on transfers“If I get the three players I’m after, I’m going to be buzzing. So watch this space.“And I might have to watch it, because we’re not exactly a cheetah out of the blocks at the minute to go and get who we want.“We are a bit of a sloth. But we might get there. I think the tortoise won that race with the hare. So let’s see.”On Bristol Rovers striker Matty TaylorEmbed from Getty Images“He’s a very good player who belongs to Bristol Rovers and I shouldn’t talk about anybody else’s players.“There are a lot of players who step up a level and can score. But it’s about the balance I need – the pace and power to move the ball from back to front sometimes if Idrissa Sylla’s injured.“Have I got anyone who can do that? I’m not so sure I have, and Matty Taylor isn’t really that sort of player.”On online rumours Fraizer Campbell could join from Crystal PalaceEmbed from Getty Images“Absolutely no chance. Not in a million years will Palace let him go.“And would he come to us? Absolutely not. Could we afford his wages? Totally not. So what a joke of a shout that is.”On Bristol City’s Luke FreemanEmbed from Getty Images“I think that’s gone. We had a chance to do something and they didn’t want our offer.“They’ve let it out at the wrong amount, I know what I offered. A Bristol City fan shouted at me in his car when I was down in Bristol. But get your facts right.“The fact is if you’re letting your players run out of contract and you’ve only got six months to go then that’s your fault, not anybody else’s.“They’ve said all sorts of things and their manager has made statements about it.“If you’ve turned down an offer from someone, why do you have to go out and talk about it? It don’t make sense.”On Conor Washington and Ben GladwinEmbed from Getty Images“He (Washington) is a huge part of my plans – I just want people to be patient.“Gladwin’s gone back to Swindon and scored a goal because the Swindon crowd like him.“I don’t feel he (Gladwin) can ever score for us when they keep on chanting at him like they did when I gave him a chance.”Is it rocket science? Are Bolton that far away from us? How can he play for Swindon and score a goal? Work it out yourselves.“If you had a teacher who screamed at you ‘you’re crap, you’re rubbish, you’re crap, you’re rubbish’ could you actually achieve anything? I don’t think so.“That’s all I heard and I thought it was unfair and I’ve got to loan him back.“I was getting pelters. It’s really annoying. I don’t mind that you pay your money and you like certain people and don’t like certain people, but just shout to the ones you do like.“That wouldn’t half make my job easier instead of picking him up from the floor. I had to pick him up by his braces a couple of times.“Is he that bad? I don’t think so. Has he got a chance here? I don’t know if people are taking to him like that.”On Karl Henry“I’ve had to be harsh and say ‘Sorry, I wouldn’t have kept you last summer’.“Just because my idea is different to Jimmy’s doesn’t make it right or wrong. He (Henry) is dealing with it in the proper way.“I personally wouldn’t have let Doughty go out on loan and if Karl Henry was here and he had a year (left on his contract) I would have kept both of them.“But I wouldn’t have re-signed Karl. I would not have signed on someone who’s 34-stroke-35 and not given him another opportunity to play. Karl knows this.“But Jimmy decided to do that. What can I say? Is Jimmy right or wrong? It’s not even relevant. The fact is I want to play a different way than Jimmy did.”“Karl’s having a think about the rest of his life. Does he need to do this now? He’s had a very, very good career.“I don’t know what he wants yet. Does he want another year? If I was as fit as him and as good as him I would definitely want to keep playing, but does he? I don’t know.“He’s a fantastic man and if he stays here I will involve him as I have been involving him.“I haven’t had to do anything horrible and throw him with the kids or anything like that, because he’s a fantastic pro.“If there’s anyone out there who wants a fantastic pro who can play in midfield for this year and next year, it’s definitely Karl, so do it.“He would get a massive thumbs-up from me to anybody who wants a senior pro to help their group.”See also:Holloway on his aims for QPR, his time at Millwall, Ferdinand, youngsters and moreWhat Holloway wants from goal kicks and the two QPR players told to ‘run like hell’Recap: Holloway on Sandro, Cousins, Fancy Dans, relying on Smithies and running like hellHolloway on Chery’s confidence dip, Washington’s role and QPR’s ‘almost finished article’Holloway on transfers, his wife’s threat, Sylla, Bircham’s behaviour and what Perch said to Furlong   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! 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HSU football will play its final season; program to be cut

first_imgHumboldt State University announced Tuesday that it will discontinue its football program after the 2018 season.“Our football team has been an important source of pride for our students, staff, and alumni, as well as our regional community,” HSU President Lisa Rossbacher said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. “Sadly, and despite a tremendous fund drive effort, we found that football cannot be sustained through student fees and community giving. At the same time, the university cannot …last_img read more

Five things we learned about the Raiders Wednesday

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Five things we learned Wednesday as the Raiders began preparations to face the Denver Broncos in Week 2:1) Derek Carr feels the heat — but not until after he gets burned.Chatter is rampant that the Raiders’ quarterback has happy feet. Having sustained a broken finger, a broken leg and a fractured transverse process in his back, everyone with a remote, a Twitter account or a call-in number for talk radio has diagnosed Carr doesn’t …last_img read more