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Cormier says ‘respect’ made him turn down Miocic rematch

first_imgView comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 But with UFC desperate for a worthy main event to headline a pay-per-view card next month at Madison Square Garden, the promotion enticed Cormier through cash and cachet to skip some worthy contenders and defend his heavyweight title against Lewis on short notice.UFC got Cormier’s attention with the lure of MSG — and a whole lot of money.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 Chriss“They made it so good that it was difficult to turn away,” Cormier said.The 39-year-old Cormier could not turn down the payday, and is set to fight Lewis for the heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 230 on Nov. 3 against Madison Square Garden. Lewis, who has won three straight fights, was victorious last weekend against Alexander Volkov in Las Vegas. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Even with Lewis on deck, Cormier said he’s firm on his timetable to retire next year when he turns 40 in March. He still wants a dream bout with former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (who still works for WWE), and Miocic and career nemesis Jon Jones are on the list before he calls it quits.“Lesnar, Miocic and Jones are the only three guys I’m kind of interested in fighting right now,” he said. “Lesnar because it’s a massive fight. Jones because it’s me and Jon Jones. Miocic because he deserves a rematch. He does. I’m not going to sit here and pretend he doesn’t. If for some reason the Lesnar fight doesn’t happen, I will fight Stipe because he deserves it.”Cormier has never lost to anyone except Jones, the star-crossed former light heavyweight champion who beat him twice. The second bout last year was changed to a no-contest when Jones failed a doping test that kept him out of the sport for 15 months.Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title and the 205-pound crown will go to the winner of the Jones-Alexander Gustafsson bout at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas. Cormier said he understood UFC’s decision to take away his title — but it crushed him to know Jones will fight for the belt.“It kind of sucks it’s going to be him,” Cormier said. “But I understand the organization having to move on. They said they won’t strip me until those guys start the fight, so I’ll be able to be a double champ for five months, six months. The fight was made with some concessions.”Cormier said UFC told him if he wanted a 205-title shot against the winner, he’ll get one.“That makes it a little bit easier to accept,” Cormier said.Heavyweight title fights are rare, and Lewis was eager to jump in on short notice having won nine of his last 10 fights.“I’m still feeling good. Nothing’s hurting,” Lewis said. “I believe I’m ready.”Lewis said the last few days “haven’t seen real” in the wake of both the title fight and some notoriety from a PG-13 answer as to why he stripped off his shorts inside the cage after beating Volkov.center_img “I’m surprised, too, because I thought he was holding out for Brock,” Lewis said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cormier had been challenged to a rematch by former champ Stipe Miocic. Cormier (21-1, 1 no-contest) added the UFC heavyweight championship — and suffered a broken hand — to his light heavyweight title in July when he flattened Miocic in the first round at UFC 226. Miocic said this week he wanted another shot at the title, tweeting, “I’ve been staying up all night with my new born daughter and I still offered to fight you nov 3 with ZERO camp weeks ago .”Cormier said he turned down a rematch against Miocic , in part because of concerns his broken right hand had not properly healed.“They asked me a few weeks ago and I didn’t know if my hand was going to be OK,” Cormier told The Associated Press on Thursday. “Also, because of the respect I have for Stipe, I really kind of wanted a longer training camp. I know the amount of work I put in to prepare for him last time. I don’t know that in five weeks if I would have the amount of time to prepare for him this time.”So instead, his hand healed, Cormier gets Lewis, who will fight weeks after he took 129 significant strikes (78 to the head) in his win against Volkov.“Stipe’s a guy that is known his cardio, being able to go five hard rounds,” Cormier said. “Derrick presents different challenges, but him pushing an insane pace on me isn’t really one of them.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this July 7, 2018, file photo, Daniel Cormier celebrates after defeating Stipe Miocic in a heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 226 in Las Vegas. Cormier will defend the title against Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230 on Nov. 3 against Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)Daniel Cormier had a trio of dream opponents to fight before he retires next year.Derrick Lewis failed to make the cut.ADVERTISEMENT Nevada regulator suspends Khabib, McGregor for UFC brawllast_img read more

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Students critical following Corentyne smash-up

first_imgAt least eleven persons have been transferred from the Port Mourant Public Hospital to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital after two cars slammed head-on during the school rush hour on the Corentyne highway on Friday.Injured are Vernon Pestana, 16; Jamal Kingston, 17; Shake Luke, 21; Delray Watts, 30; Alliana Ibrahim, 17; Naketa Coretta, 19; Rosanna Adams, 20; Beyonce Victor, 15; Senita Bahadoo, 22; Royden Gray, 31; and Savita Persaud, 44.Guyana Times was told that two of the students are in critical condition, and that several doctors were called out as hospital staff members were pushed to the limit to cope with limited space, curious onlookers, and concerned parents and other relatives.One of the cars that was involved in the accidentMost of the injured were cramped in the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital.Earlier, the Port Mourant Hospital was overwhelmed as several vehicles kept turning up with injured persons following the accident.Reports are that at about 16:00h on Friday, the two cars collided head-on on the Letter Kenny Public Road, Corentyne.  An eyewitness said one of the cars was racing at the time of the collision.This publication understands that motor car HC 6647, a silver-coloured Toyota Premio driven by someone identified as ‘Hooper’ and ‘Rosay,’ was heading in an easterly direction tailgating a green Toyota Premio reportedly being driven by one ‘David,’ also called ‘Boon’.Both drivers were at the New Amsterdam Hospital awaiting treatment up to press time. Police are investigating the accident. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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FSJ Sprit Committee receives 10K for YVR video

first_img[asset|aid=1579|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7f1288b8f624fbefd3d99d4d10cfe3d0-Simon Ratcliffe 1_1_Pub.mp3]The City of Fort St. John has received more then $70,000 in funds already from the Province.Sarah Cockerill who is the Chair of the Spirit of BC Committee said that even though Fort St. John is very far away from Vancouver and the games, the city is receiving money and support that will leave the legacy of the games in our community.[asset|aid=1580|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7f1288b8f624fbefd3d99d4d10cfe3d0-Sarah Cockerill 1_1_Pub.mp3]The other communities involved in this program will be Campbell River, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Kelwona, Nanaimo, Penticton, Port Hardy, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Toino, Victoria, Williams Lake and the most northern community of the program being Fort St. John. Each community will receive $10,000 for their video productions which will be completed in August and then displayed throughout YVR starting October 2009Advertisement The video will showcase Fort St. John and the region by featuring the natural beauty, businesses, artists, athletes, and culture that make Fort St. John & area special.Through a competitive proposal process, the Spirit of BC Committee for Fort St. John has chosen JPS Media Works Inc to film and edit the three-minute video.JPS Media Works Inc is a company based in Yaletown in Vancouver, with previous experience of working in the region.Simon Ratcliffe of JPS Media Works Inc explained that the video will have a unique angle as they will use the migration patterns of the Canadian Goose, going from Vancouver to the Peace Region to showcase Fort St. John.Advertisement Photo: Kathy DeLisser hands a $10,000 cheque to Sarah Cockerill. The money will be used to produce a promotional video –  Brent Hodson/Energeticcity.caThe Vancouver Aiport Authority has provided the Fort St. John Spirit of BC Community Committee with a $10,000 sponsorship to film and edit a three-minute promotional video that will be shown at the Vancouver International Airport between October 2009 until March 2010.- Advertisement -This is part of a program where the Vancouver Airport Authority is commissioning videos from 15 communities in the province in order to highlight the different aspects of B.C.’s regions and communities.The video will receive exceptional exposure as YVR is expecting as many as 80,000 passengers per day during the games.Kathy DeLisser, Director of Planning of the 2010 games for the Vancouver Aiport Authority explains that each of the 15 communities that were chosen had to meet 3 requirements for this program.[asset|aid=1578|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7f1288b8f624fbefd3d99d4d10cfe3d0-Kathy DeLisser 1_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisementlast_img read more

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Christmas in July for Fort St. John food bank

first_imgCaptain Deb VanderHeyden explains that there are actually two peak seasons for the food bank: the winter when heating bills go up, and the summer when children are out of school. “Traditionally you do get a lot of food at Christmas time, and then in the summer time, when all of us are busy, we don’t always think about the food bank,” she argues. “There’s a greater need often; maybe grandparents have their grandchildren staying with them and things like that, so we do see the usage does go up.” At this time of year the food bank is in greatest need for food and snacks for children, like canned milk, canned fruit and granola bars. VanderHeyden explains that with the young ones not in class, they’re eating at home more often. – Advertisement -“In the summertime when they’re not in school, they don’t get that breakfast program, so we do try and give more, and we do have more families with kids using the food bank in the summer.”The Christmas in July food drive begins today at 4 p.m. at Safeway, and will run from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. People can donate by purchasing pre-packed bags, or picking up other items at the store.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dawson Creek man shot during targeted scuffle at home

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP are investigating a shooting that happened last night at a home in the Myrtle Creek Estates area.Last night, Dawson Creek RCMP as well as the BC Ambulance Service received a report of a shooting.When police arrived on scene, they found a 57 year-old man who suffering from a gunshot wound.- Advertisement -The man is in hospital in stable condition and was treated accordingly.Police say there is no risk to the public, as they believe the shooting location was targeted.Currently, there are no suspect(s), as they fled before police arrived on scene.Advertisement The Dawson Creek RCMP continues to investigate this shooting and ask that anyone having any information regarding this matter to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or for those wanting to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD TO HOST MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE AWARENESS TALK

first_imgDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL)Mental Health and Suicide Awareness – Talks and Discussion led by Fr. James Sweeney, Thursdays 20th and 27th November 2014. Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm, Venue: Dunkineely Community Ltd Offices/The Manse Dunkineely.All welcome. If you are interested please sign up by Wednesday 5th November by calling the DCL office on 074 9737678 or 087 3421922 or email us at dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com Please note the talks/discussions would not be suitable for anyone who experienced a suicide in the past year as the subject would be too raw for them.Conneely Travel & JIW Tours Galway Christmas Markets Tour – Christmas themed social bus tour in November. Conneely Travel and JIW Tours have organised a two day tour to Cong and Galway City’s Christmas Markets on Tuesday 25th to Wednesday 26th November 2014.The tour included dinner, B&B in the Imperial Hotel in the heart of Galway, plus lunch in Cong and free time for shopping.This is a fun, social bus tour, with some gentle strolls included. For further info, cost and bookings, ring Keith on 087 9213200 or Liam on 087 2944555.Tir Boghaine – Are you Caring for someone at home?A support group for carers meets on the third Monday of each Month in Killybegs Hospital Day centre at 7:30 pm.If you are coping alone or isolated by your role as a carer, why not come along to the support group.All carers can share their knowledge and support and have opportunities to partake in training sessions. The next meeting will take place on Monday 15th December at 7:30pm in Killybegs Hospital.For more information contact Eileen – Tir Boghaine on 074 9733111 / 074 9733113 or email: tirboghaine@gmail.comTeam Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal – South Donegal Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.Thank you to everyone who helped in anyway in processing the boxes – the checkers, packers, drivers, lifters, as well as everyone who contributed fillers, donations and of course the shoeboxes themselves. The South Donegal Team processed 2165 boxes last week in Dunkineely and transported them up to the Letterkenny centre where they await shipment to Eastern Europe.An amazing effort – over 350 more boxes than last year – we are so excited that so many more needy children will be able to open a Christmas present this year thanks to the generosity of the people of South Donegal!We will let everyone know when they leave Ireland and what Eastern European country they are heading for.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page).DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD TO HOST MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE AWARENESS TALK was last modified: November 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DD LocalDunkineely Community NewsFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

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‘Chelsea should convert Loftus-Cheek into a striker’, says talkSPORT host

first_img 2 2 It was a stunning display from Loftus-Cheek at Stamford Bridge “Sarri admitted last night that he’s not short of midfield options, and he also said Loftus-Cheek is wonderful in the offensive phase but needs to improve defensively.“He has four midfielders for two positions so, Maurizio, is the answer not staring you in the face? I think it is…“Convert him into a striker!“Loftus-Cheek showed last night he is composed in front of goal. He’s 6ft 3in, he’s a handful, he’s a physical presence and he’s got a serious burst of pace. It’s all there.“I’m not saying, if it happens, that he’s going to be the next Didier Drogba for Chelsea, but is it not worth the experiment?” 🗣 “Is the answer not to convert Loftus-Cheek into a striker for Chelsea?”🔵 “The answer is staring Maurizio Sarri in the face here!” pic.twitter.com/Q8mwutamQE— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 26, 2018What do you reckon about Jim’s idea? Something to discuss over your pre-game pints perhaps…center_img Loftus-Cheek has all the attributes to make a top striker, believes Jim White talkSPORT host Jim White believes Chelsea can find a way to keep Ruben Loftus-Cheek at the club – by turning him into a striker!The 22-year-old midfielder showed his prowess in front of goal on Thursday, as his first career hat-trick led the Blues to a 3-1 Europa League win over BATE. But it was only the England international’s fourth start for the club this season, and there are suggestions he could look to leave Chelsea if he is not given more game time.Sam Allardyce told talkSPORT on Friday the young midfielder is too good to just sit on the bench and told him to push to leave the Bridge for the sake of his career.But, after manager Maurizio Sarri explained that his variety of midfield options is behind Loftus-Cheek’s lack of games, Jim White believes he has a great solution…Speaking on Friday, the mid-morning host said: “It’s been 922 days and two managers since Ruben Loftus-Cheek last started a Premier League match for Chelsea.“Here’s an idea that could change it for the better for him and his manager…last_img read more

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PENSIONER ROBBED IN HIS HOME BY GANG

first_imgA man in his 70s has been robbed by a gang in Castlefin.The gang entered the man’s home on the outskirts of Donnyloop overnight.They got away with a small sum of money and also a legally-held shotgun. Both the Gardai and the PSNI are investigating the case as they believe the gang could have fled across the border.The victim was shaken but physically unhurt. PENSIONER ROBBED IN HIS HOME BY GANG was last modified: September 17th, 2013 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) Tags:castlefinDonnyloopPENSIONERrobbedlast_img read more

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Bus bomb kills 20 festival shoppers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “They want to kill people before the feast,” said Nagat Hassoun, 50, who lived a few hundred yards from the blast site. “They want people to stay at home and live in a tragedy. The aim is to cause sabotage. They’re targeting the Shiites.” The town police chief, Lt. Col. Ahmed Mijwil, said 22 people were killed and 61 wounded. But officials warned the figures could change as rescuers frantically searched the area of meat and vegetable stalls, shops and cafes. “The insurgents wanted to cause as many casualties as possible,” said police Capt. Muthanna Khalid. Elsewhere, fighting flared between U.S. troops and Sunni Arab insurgents in Ramadi, capital of Anbar province 70 miles west of Baghdad. Late Tuesday, a U.S. Marine and sailor were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in Ramadi. Sporadic clashes occurred throughout the night and into Wednesday, residents said. Associated Press Television News video from the city showed a burning civilian vehicle and what appeared to be a destroyed U.S. Humvee. BAGHDAD, Iraq – A suicide bomber detonated a minibus Wednesday in an outdoor market packed with shoppers ahead of a Muslim festival, killing about 20 people and wounding more than 60 in a Shiite town south of Baghdad. Six U.S. troops were killed, two in a helicopter crash west of the capital. Also Wednesday, the U.S. command confirmed moves to step up training on how to combat roadside bombs – now the biggest killers of American troops in Iraq. At least 2,035 U.S. military service members have died since the Iraq conflict began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The suicide bombing occurred about 5 p.m. in the center of Musayyib, a Euphrates River town 40 miles from Baghdad. On July 16, nearly 100 people died in a suicide bombing in front of a Shiite mosque in Musayyib. Witnesses said the latest attack took place as the market was crowded in advance of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Many women and children were feared among the dead and wounded. A crowd of Iraqis gathered at the site, and one man, waving the remnants of a damaged U.S. M-16 rifle in the air, claimed the attacks caused U.S. casualties. Later Wednesday, a Marine AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter crashed just north of Ramadi, killing its two Marine crew members, the military said. A U.S. statement said the cause of the crash was under investigation. But APTN quoted an Iraqi resident as saying the helicopter was shot down. Hours after the crash, a Marine Corps F-18D fighter jet dropped two 500-pound bombs on what the U.S. military described as an “insurgent command center” about 400 yards from where the helicopter went down. There was no report of casualties in the airstrike. 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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Open Streets brings people together

first_imgCapetonians make the streets of Observatory their own for a day. (Image: Rory Williams)In 2012 Cape Town joined Open Streets, a global movement whereby streets are shut off to traffic to make way for a range of fun activities like football, karting, cycling and yoga amongst many others. The movement aims to create a sense of unity amongst people in the neighbourhood and broader community.This wide range of activities ensured that everybody taking part could join in on the fun.participants take part in a range of fun activities like football, karting, cycling and yoga amongst many others. (Image: Open Streets Cape Town, via Facebook)The Open Streets concept is by no means a new one, having started in Bogota Colombia in the mid-1970s. In 2007, Marcela Guerrero Casas brought the concept to South Africa after moving from Bogota. “I saw the potential of Open Streets in Cape Town, and wanted to bring something good from my hometown to my new home,” said Guerrero Casas.Its main aim is to create platforms for people in the area to get to know each other, forging strong bonds within the community and help develop social cohesion. “The philosophy is to transform the way we experience streets,” she said. “It allows us to see streets as more than just transport thoroughfares.”The Open Streets concept is by no means a new one, having started in Bogota Colombia in the mid-1970s.Grant Pascoe, Cape Town’s head of tourism, events and marketing, said that as part of an innovative city “the hope is that this will grow into an iconic event”.The initiative’s main aim is to create platforms for people in the area to get to know each other, forging strong bonds within the community and help develop social cohesion.GET INVOLVEDFor those who want to join in on the fun or play a part to help Open Streets make a positive impact on communities around Cape Town, you can have a look at the get involved page on their website.The initiative offers you numerous ways to get in on the action. You can volunteer to plan and execute the next Open Streets Day. You can also donate funds or register as a task team member to help run the movement.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

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