Melee at UFC 229 after Nurmagomedov chokes out McGregor

first_imgBut Nurmagomedov then exacerbated several months of hostilities between the fighters’ camps. Nurmagomedov stepped away from the prone McGregor and immediately pointed at the Irishman’s corner, shouting and throwing his mouthpiece.The men in McGregor’s corner appeared to respond with taunts, and Nurmagomedov climbed over the fence and fought with Dillon Danis, a Bellator welterweight who trains with McGregor. Meanwhile, two men entered the cage and sucker-punched McGregor, who defended himself before security personnel separated everyone.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 ChrissNurmagomedov and McGregor both left the ring before the championship belt could be put around Nurmagomedov’s waist.Before the post-fight madness, Nurmagomedov firmly asserted his grappling dominance over McGregor’s striking skill in the Irish superstar’s first MMA bout in 23 months. McGregor hadn’t been in a fight since losing his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather last year, and Nurmagomedov proved an insurmountably tough opponent for his comeback. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments RELATED VIDEO Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Khabib Nurmagomedov, right, is held back by referee Herb Dean after fighting Conor McGregor, bottom, during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Nurmagomedov won the fight by submission during the fourth round to retain the title. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of his comeback fight at UFC 229 against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who then climbed over the cage and set off a brawl by scuffling with another fighter in McGregor’s corner on Saturday night.The wild scene occurred after McGregor (21-4) got caught in a choke by Nurmagomedov (27-0), who defended his lightweight belt with an impressive victory over the Irish star who infamously attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov in Brooklyn last April.ADVERTISEMENT Nurmagomedov and McGregor made no secret of their mutual loathing in the past few months, and the UFC used footage of McGregor’s attack on the bus to promote UFC 229, which could be the best-selling pay-per-view card in UFC history.Four security guards separated the fighters while they didn’t touch gloves before the bout, and Nurmagomedov went for a takedown in the opening minute while dominating the opening round.Nurmagomedov staggered McGregor with a right hand early in the second round, but McGregor got up and landed a flying knee. Nurmagomedov made another takedown and steadily improved his position throughout a dominant round, eventually standing and raining down blows on the prone McGregor.Nurmagomedov decided to stand and strike with McGregor in the third round, apparently unafraid of McGregor’s famed power. McGregor landed several significant shots, but Nurmagomedov took them and eventually reasserted control against the cage.McGregor did decent work in the fourth round before Nurmagomedov got control, climbed on McGregor’s back and finally submitted the former two-division champion.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sor Rungvisai thrills home crowd, keeps WBC super fly belt in ONE main event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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

Cabinet Reviews Tier Three Performance Updates

first_imgIn a continuing bid to construct an impressive list of accomplishments by the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration, the Cabinet yesterday met to review Tier Three Performance updates from the Ministries of Commerce, Agriculture, Information, the Civil Service and General Services Agencies towards setting the agenda for accomplishing critical goals in the remaining months of the administration.According to an Executive Mansion release, the Cabinet was briefed on how the agriculture sector, agro-processing and value addition would lead to manufacturing and service delivery. Key triggers toward manufacturing include amendment of section 16 of the Revenue Code, renew executive order 64, adopt ECOWAS CET, pass special economic zone act, and enact foreign trade and competition laws. Other activators are to create signature lists for manufacturers, reform and streamline inspection procedures, attract packaging and labeling investor, improve the doing business indicators in Liberia and implement the development of the Monrovia Industrial Park.The General Services Agency (GSA) briefed Cabinet on guidelines, policies and procedures for the tracking, maintenance and operation of government assets. The registration of major capital assets such as buildings and vehicles and building human capacity in the GSA and the Ministries, Agencies and Commissions to manage assets on a day-to-day basis were reviewed. The GSA stated that it has successfully completed the construction a US$500,000 facility in Paynesville to carry out fleet maintenance for government-owned vehicles. On the agriculture front, cabinet was briefed on the strategic alignment of key stakeholders for improved efficiency, revise agriculture donor working group, synchronize agricultural and manufacturing task force, revive operating procedures and identify leads for sector working groups. So far, a total of 137,000 farmers across the country have been registered into a database. The President will lead an array of government officials for the official launch of the Ministry of Agriculture e-Registration of farmers in Liberia at the Clay Youth Agriculture Vocational Training Center on Saturday, May 21. Meanwhile, the Cabinet was also provided updates on the pay and pension reform within the Civil Service, the optimal sizing and workforce development. Under workforce development, Cabinet has approved CSA’s guidelines that “No new Ministers can take up their new positions with an entourage from their previous ministries”. As part of CSA’s reform initiative, there will be a formal launch of a Job Description Catalogue for Ministries and Agencies and Performance Management Policy Manual on Friday, May 20, at the Monrovia City Hall at 10:00a.m.In a related development, Cabinet was brought up to speed on the status of Providence, the National Museum as well as the Cultural Village. A proposed bill to transform the Liberia News Agency into an autonomous agency is being finalized for submission to legal consultants for relevant inputs prior to being sent to the National Legislature.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GWI promises Lindeners relief in water woes

first_img– says 6 new pumps orderedManaging Director of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), Dr Van West-Charles has assured residents in various communities across Linden that they will soon have access to potable water.Managing Director of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), Dr Van West-Charles addressing LinderersSpeaking at an event recently, Dr West-Charles stated that six new water pumps have already been ordered by the company and are expected in a matter of weeks.“For you in Linden, we have to replace immediately about six pumps and they’ve been ordered and in another four to six weeks, ‘balance for better’ will be yours in many areas of Linden such as South Amelia’s Ward”, he stated.The Managing Director further stated that the company will also move to address water woes in numerous farming communities within Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Recently, farmers of the West Watooka farming community raised the issue of lack of access to water during a visit to the area by Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes.Additionally, residents in Wisroc and Block 22 have more recently pointed to water woes which, according to officials, is due to faulty water pumps.“We know that we have a number of communities in Region 10, such as the farming communities beyond West Watooka, Block 42 and Speightville among other villages. We will get to you very soon”, Dr West-Charles promised.He also pointed to the difficulties faced by residents along the coastlands of Guyana in accessing 24-hour service, noting that the company is working to ensure that its programmes are strategically organised to bring balance.The GWI boss noted that the company has recently established a new hinterland department.“Going around the villages of Region Nine, we have palpated the imbalance…in a cooperative construct…we are correcting the imbalance…We have seen the difficulties of our younger sisters, of our older sisters as they seek out water…Many of these communities have wells which have begun to experience their own imbalance, but it’s good to know that with the new technology that we now are able to indicate with a good degree of certainty at what depth what can be done”, he said.last_img read more

Armed men storm Mc Doom Service Station

first_img– escape with undisclosed sum of cashFour armed men stormed the Shell Service Station at Mc Doom, Greater Georgetown in the wee hours of Thursday, and carted off an undisclosed sum of cash.The Shell Service Station at Mc DoomGuyana Times was told that at about 3:15h, the pump attendant, a resident of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara, and the cashier were performing their duties when the four men suddenly materialised at the location. Two of the men whipped out guns from their pants waist, held the pump attendant at gunpoint, and relieved him of an undisclosed sum of cash.The cashier who was in the supermarket was meantime approached by the other two men, who pretended to be customers requesting a pack of cigarettes.As he opened a section of the grill to give the men the cigarettes, they pointed guns at him and demanded the cash kept in a box under the register. Without hesitation, and being fearful for his life, the cashier immediately complied with the men’s demand. The men then made good their escape on foot.Guyana Times understands that the robbery might have been an inside job, because the robbers knew exactly where the money was kept in the supermarket.The pump attendant and the cashier were questioned. Police have managed to secure the CCTV footage from the service station, and were, up to late Thursday evening, reviewing same. Police investigation into this incident are continuing.This is not the first time this service station has been robbed by armed men. Back in November, 2017, three pump attendants were robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash by a lone gunman.It was reported that the gunman, who was dressed in camouflage clothing and had his face partially concealed by a hat, had entered the gas station and approached the women, who were standing on the eastern side of the compound. He then held them at gunpoint, relieved them of the cash they had in their possession, and then escaped on foot. No one was arrested for that robbery.last_img read more

Russia jails Pussy Riot members for World Cup pitch invasion

first_imgThey were found guilty of “grossly violating the rules for spectators’ behaviour” and given the maximum punishment possible under the charge.Verzilov is the founder of Mediazona website, which reports on trials of rights activists.The four ran onto the pitch at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium on Sunday and briefly halted play in the second half of the match between France and Croatia, watched by President Vladimir Putin and world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron.Pussy Riot immediately posted messages on social media claiming responsibility for the protest and issuing a list of six political demands.“Let all political prisoners free,” said the first.Others included an end to arrests at peaceful rallies and to “allow political competition in the country”.Pussy Riot is most famous for performing an anti-Putin protest song in a central Moscow church in February 2012.Three of the group’s members were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” at a trial that attracted global media attention and drew protests from rights groups.Group members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were released after serving 22 months of their two-year sentences. The other convicted member Yekaterina Samutsevich was given a suspended sentence.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000One of the Pussy Riot feminist punk group protestors being escorted by stewards from the pitch during the World Cup final © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 16 – Russia on Monday jailed four members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during the World Cup final dressed in police uniforms.A Moscow court sentenced Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Kuracheva, Olga Pakhtusova and Pyotr Verzilov to 15 days in police cells and also banned them from visiting sports events for three years, Mediazona court news site reported.last_img read more

Car burglary ring foiled after crook asks deputy for wallet back

first_imgLOST HILLS – Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspected car burglar today after he showed up at the station seeking the wallet he left in among recovered stolen goods.. A pair of Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies on patrol early Saturday spotted a car in Calabasas Park with a man inside wearing gloves and surrounded by what looked like stolen material. After arresting him on suspicion of burglary around 6 a.m., they found a wallet among the loot they believe belonged to one of his partners in crime. Three hours later, the partner walked into the Malibu-Lost Hills station, demanding the return of his dough. “Thank God they’re not smart,” chuckled Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Chew. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The investigation is currently underway, but Chew said several people reported their cars had been ransacked overnight. Information about the pair of suspects was limited to “they’re two guys who’ve done this before… they’re definitely familiar with the legal system.” For more info on cops and criminals, check out It’s a Crime.last_img read more

Temporary aid center reopens

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Regardless, the center could be a good model for the kinds of “regional homeless centers” that the Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to consider on April 4 as a way to help relieve the homeless crisis in downtown’s Skid Row. “Sounds like a very encouraging effort on the part of at least one city to step up to the plate and address the problem where it exists,” said Joel Bellman, a spokesman for Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. “It sounds like that’s what Burbank is attempting to do, and if so, we would applaud that.” The $1.45 million Temporary Aid Center, founded in 1974, helps nearly 700 poor and homeless a month. The city has an estimated 100 people who go homeless every night and more than 10,000 who live below the poverty line who cannot afford to buy the resources required to live. The San Fernando Valley has more than 10,400 homeless people. In Glendale, there are more than 350 homeless people. Glendale has a shelter with assistance for social service programs and 40 shelter beds. BURBANK – The Burbank Temporary Aid Center reopened Tuesday at a former storefront on Burbank Boulevard near Mariposa Street that has been expanded to increase the amount of help it offers needy residents. The redesigned facility is twice the size of the original center and has a well stocked food pantry, shower and laundry services, as well as a number of volunteers who offer meals, bus tokens, taxi and motel vouchers, and relief on utility bills. But while it will be able to offer help with services and make referrals, it does not offer overnight shelter, something that is in short supply throughout the city. “It is a huge need,” said Susan Georgino, Burbank’s community development director. “We’re not totally addressing the need of any of our affordable housing-challenged families. But we make every effort we can to get there.” Barbara Howell, the executive director of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, said she hopes her center will be seen as a convenient location for the homeless to seek temporary housing at shelters across the county. “A lot of our homeless people in Burbank would rather take their chances under a bridge, behind shrubbery in Burbank rather than going to an actual shelter in downtown Los Angeles because they feel safer,” she said. Staff Writer Alex Dobuzinskis contributed to this report. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 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

Redwoods men’s basketball holds off American River, improves to 4-1

first_imgLast time Redwoods started a losing streak it took 29 tries to end it.But 2019-20 is a new season, and on Thursday Redwoods, following a close loss to College of Marin on Wednesday, got back to its winning ways in a hurry with a 78-76 win over American River at American River College.Redwoods led the contest 39-19 at half and by a 60-40 margin with just over 12 minutes to play in the second-half.American River got close but never tied the ball game as Thomas Nelson and Zac Claus each chipped …last_img read more

India aims for increased Africa trade

first_img11 August 2011 India says it expects to reach a preferential trading deal with the Southern African Customs Union by the end of the year as it seeks to expand its economic footprint on the African continent.India’s trade minister also said New Delhi will be pursuing trade deals with other African nations as the country seeks to catch up with China, which has outpaced it in trade and investment on the continent over the past decade.“India is keen to partner with countries in Africa not only for buying minerals but also for providing technology for mining and exploration,” trade minister Anand Sharma said in a speech in the Indian capital on Tuesday.India and China have turned to Africa in their search for energy resources to power their fast-paced economies, but while China prefers government-to-government deals, Indian investment is mainly in the private sector, notably in telecom, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing.“We are engaged in a dialogue with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) for concluding a preferential trading agreement, and I am confident we shall be able to do so by December,” Sharma said.The SACU, made up of South Africa and its four smaller neighbours Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho, is the world’s oldest customs agreement.New Delhi is also going to start exploratory talks with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) and the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) on the potential for free trade pacts, Sharma added.Annual trade between India and Africa increased 15-fold within a decade to US$46-billion in 2010 from $3-billion in 2000.“The government is determined to achieve a target of $70-billion in trade well before 2014,” Sharma said.New Delhi was also committed to working “with our partners in Africa for addressing the infrastructure deficit” on the continent, Sharma added.Sharma’s speech came after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attended a trade summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in May and offered a raft of measures, including $5-billion in credit lines, to boost India’s presence on the continent.Sapalast_img read more

GE Jumps Ship on Compact Fluorescents

first_imgSome consumers never warmed up to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), no matter how many energy advantages they had over old fashioned incandescents. Now, GE is agreeing with them. In a post, the company said it would stop making CFLs for the U.S. market and concentrate its efforts for consumer lighting on LED lamps.CFLs were heralded as a much more efficient replacement for incandescent bulbs when they were introduced in the mid-1980s, and at one time accounted for 30% of light bulb sales in the U.S. They convert 15% to 20% of the electricity they consume into light, compared with just 5% for standard incandescent bulbs, and they last much longer. But by last year, their market share had declined to half of its peak.LEDs cost as much as $50 just a few years ago, the GE site said, but a 60-watt equivalent LED now sells for $3.33 at Sam’s Club, and GE expects LEDs will be used in more than 50% of all lamp sockets by 2020.“These LED lightbulbs are starting to replicate what the electrical filament has done for over 100 years — providing that look and warm ambience that people are used to,” GE Lighting chief operating officer John Strainic said. “The time for LED is now.”LEDs use solid-state parts to generate light, and unlike CFLs they do not contain any mercury. GE says a LED has a 22-year life span, meaning a single bulb can see a child from infancy through college graduation. The New York Times reported retailers including Sam’s Club and Walmart already are moving away from CFLs as they embrace LED technology, while Ikea made the switch last year by abandoning CFLs altogether.LEDs represent the digital future of lighting. GE’s started selling an internet-connected light bulb called LInk, which could be controlled with a smartphone through a hub, in 2014. Last fall, the company announced a new line of connected LEDs called C. According to the website Gizmodo, these bulbs work without a hub and change the temperature of the light based on the time of day. One version of the C bulb, the Sleep, is designed to help regulate the body’s production of melatonin, a hormone that helps induce sleep.last_img read more