Putin says Nurmagomedov doesn’t deserve harsh punishment

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (R) and his father Abdulmanap (C) during their meeting at the Russia is a Sport State forum in Ulyanovsk on October 10, 2018. – Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be stripped of his UFC lightweight title despite his role in a post-match brawl Saturday, UFC president Dana White said in a website posting October 10, 2018. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / AFP)Russian President Vladimir Putin met mixed martial arts champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Wednesday, saying that he did not deserve harsh punishment for a recent post-fight brawl.The Russian strongman appeared on state television meeting the fighter, who defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title against Conor McGregor on Saturday, along with his father.ADVERTISEMENT Putin said that like other Russians he had “closely followed” the fight in Las Vegas and “got emotionally involved”.After the fight, Nurmagomedov jumped over the fence and apparently tried to attack his opponent’s training partner. The crowd was so hostile that the UFC president Dana White did not present the Russian with his belt.Nurmagomedov expressed no remorse, telling Putin he responded to “disrespect” and “provocations” from his opponent and that he hoped to be vindicated. Putin told him that a Russian must restrain himself while at home in his own country, which he called “a big family, but when attacked from the outside, may respond appropriately”.“In a family anything can happen, (but) we never allow ourselves to go beyond certain limits,” Putin said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES UAAP working on concussion protocol but admits ‘it’s hard to get consensus’ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nurmagomedov faces a possible suspension over the post-fight fracas and has not received his prize money, though he will keep his title.Despite the controversy, he has received a hero’s welcome in Russia and blasted his opponent as a “dimwit”.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 ChrissPutin gave the fighter a mild lecture over his behavior, but stressed that any Russian will respond forcefully to an attack from the outside.“I will ask your dad not to punish you harshly,” the president told the 30-year-old fighter from the mainly Muslim Dagestan region, adding that “you won worthily and convincingly”. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “But if they attack us from the outside, of course, not just you — all of us can jump in such a way, they won’t know what hit them,” said Putin, nevertheless cautioning Nurmagomedov that “it’s better not to take things so far”.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton lead Bucks past Bulls in thriller

first_imgMOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Bucks (15-6) improved to 11-2 at home and bounced back from a close loss Monday at Charlotte. Chicago (5-17) lost its fourth in a row and for the eighth time in nine games.Brogdon finished with 24 points, five rebounds and six assists while hitting all six 3-pointers he attempted. Middleton added 17 points, six rebounds and four assists.“I was just trying to be aggressive and take my opportunities where they were,” Brogdon said. “Khris and Giannis attract so much attention. Just knock down shots.”LaVine also had 24 points for Chicago and rookie guard Ryan Arcidiacano continued his stellar play in the last week with 22 points, five rebounds and four assists. Robin Lopez added 17 points off the bench.“I love how we’re competing right now,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “I thought we did execute down the stretch. When we have our movement, we have a lot of great looks at the basket.”The Bulls again scored 40 points in the first quarter, equaling their total in the opening quarter on Nov. 16 in the first meeting between the teams.Parker had 10 points in the quarter and the Bulls shot 66.7 percent from the floor (12 of 18) to take a 40-30 lead.Antetokounmpo sparked a Bucks rally in the second and finished the half with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists.Milwaukee outscored Chicago 33-22 in the second period to take a 63-62 halftime lead.A 3-pointer by Brook Lopez gave the Bucks a 77-72 lead with 7:40 left in the third quarter and prompted a Bulls timeout. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “I think they were rotating, sometimes they were taking away Giannis and getting a quick rotation to Khris and we got some good open looks on the backside. He’s a heck of a player.”Antetokounmpo just missed a third triple-double this season. He attacked in the paint and shot 14 of 21 from the field and 8 of 12 on free throws.“So far, I’ve figured out my spots and I know where I can be effective from,” Antetokounmpo said. “I’ve just got to keep being aggressive. I don’t think there are guys in the league that can guard me 1-on-1 down there.“But I think what makes this team great and what makes me great in this game plan is that I can pass the ball. I think teams are scared of that.”Antetokounmpo also had a crucial block of Parker’s shot with the score tied at 111 in the last minute, and the star forward then sank two free throws with 36 seconds left before the Bulls’ Zach LaVine tied the score with a reverse layup.ADVERTISEMENT Antetokounmpo had a season-high 36 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in an entertaining duel with former teammate Jabari Parker, who paced the Bulls with 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists.After several missed tips by Brook Lopez and a tap-out by guard Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon smartly passed the ball back to a wide-open Middleton at the top of the 3-point arc to set up the winning shot. Justin Holiday missed a 3 for Chicago that would have tied it in the final seconds.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 ChrissMiddleton’s game-winner was the only shot he took in the fourth quarter.“For several years, Khris has been a big shot-maker, a big-shot guy at the end of games,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “When you don’t get a touch, that can make it harder. Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton makes a three-point basket in the final seconds of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 116-113. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo kept doing his thing for the Milwaukee Bucks.But he still needed a helping hand from teammate Khris Middleton, who sank a clutch 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left to send the Bucks to a 116-113 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Joel Embiid’s double-double powers 76ers past Knicks Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup 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 Arcidiacono sank a pair of 3s as the Bulls regained the lead at 82-80 before the Bucks responded with dunks by Antetokounmpo and Pat Connaughton sandwiched around a free throw by Middleton.The Bucks led 92-89 entering the final quarter.TIP-INSBulls: Second-year forward Lauri Markkanen is making progress in his recovery from a right elbow sprain sustained in training camp. He practiced Tuesday for the first time since being injured and worked out before Wednesday’s game. “The plan is to have him for a full-contact practice again (Thursday in Detroit),” Hoiberg said. “He will gradually get his rhythm and his timing and his conditioning back. It’s exciting.” Markkanen, an all-NBA rookie first-team selection last season, has missed the first 22 games. … G Denzel Valentine had left ankle surgery in Green Bay on Tuesday and will be out for the rest of the season. He is expected to return to full basketball activities in six months. … Parker is getting more comfortable with his new team and entered averaging 16.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. “He’s had a great couple weeks for us,” Hoiberg said. “We’re very tough to guard when he rebounds the ball and pushes it with pace. We’re using him all over, as the trail-spot attack guy and using him on the block, and he’s been a really good facilitator in those spots.”Bucks: Veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova returned after missing two games with right knee soreness and had nine points and five rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench. Budenholzer said Ilyasova and third-year forward Thon Maker will be counted on to help make up for the loss of center John Henson, who had surgery on his left wrist Tuesday. Henson is expected to be out at least 12 weeks but could return this season. “We’ve played some really big lineups earlier in the season,” Budenholzer said. “Without John, we may play some smaller lineups and look at different combinations of guys. I think (Maker) knows what he needs to do.”UP NEXTBulls: Play at Detroit on Friday.Bucks: Play at New York on Saturday. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View commentslast_img read more

Overcoming hurdles

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “There’s no reason for us to give up because having psoriasis still allows us to do things we love. This is just skin-deep,” the 26-year-old middle blocker said.Psoriasis is a skin disorder where skin cells multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. This causes bumpy red patches covered with white scales to grow on the scalp, elbows, knees and lower back. It is not contagious.Cignal chalked its first win in the tournament at the expense of PLDT Home Fibr, 25-22, 27-25, 25-19, in the first game.The HD Spikers, meanwhile, leaned on import Erica Wilson and Mylene Paat, who scored a combined 40 points as they recovered from losing their first game to the Cargo Movers.Cignal coach Edgar Barroga tweaked his roster and shifted Anastasia Artemeva to middle blocker, giving national team mainstay Paat to do her stuff at opposite.PLDT dropped to 0-2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next She didn’t let the red welts bother her too much on Thursday night as the flashy F2 Logistics leader helped her squad demolish Sta. Lucia Realty, 25-21, 25-19, 25-19, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.Aside from having an ailing veteran, the Cargo Movers also played with only one import and a couple of absent pillars.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut it hardly mattered against the Lady Realtors.Becky Perry and Ara Galang scored 14 points each to lead F2 Logistics, who is still without American Lindsay Stalzer—the three-time champion still seeing action in the Indonesian Proliga. 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 Stalzer is set to arrive this weekend but so far, the Cargo Movers have held their own, despite also missing skipper Cha Cruz and Kim Kianna Dy due to injuries.Perry and Galang provided enough firepower as the Cargo Movers left the Lady Realtors befuddled.“I needed to step up and not look for others who are not here,” Galang said.Middle blocker Majoy Baron chipped in 11 hits while Maraño added eight points as the Cargo Movers lodged their second straight win.Maraño said having the skin disease hasn’t stopped her from doing things that she loves, like volleyball.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAby Maraño swears she takes special care of her skin. So she thought it was such a cruel joke by fate when she was diagnosed with psoriasis.“As an athlete, people see my body on TV,” she said when asked about the care she gives her skin, adding that she sees her latest ordeal as another hurdle to overcome. “But I have since learned to accept that it is another challenge by God.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No comebacks for Jayjay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

4 Day Old Baby Abandoned

first_imgA 4-day old baby boy was last Wednesday night found abandoned near a septic tank in Cooper Farm near Newport Street in Monrovia. The baby was reportedly discovered at 10:29p.m. In a telephone interview with the Daily Observer yesterday, resident Paul Gibson, who has resided in the community for the last 14 years, said the baby was found lying down near the septic tank on the cold ground, sucking his fingers.” He said the shouts of a neighbor, identified only as Varney, who came across the baby, drew his attention. “When I rushed there,” Gibson said, “I picked him up and instantly it occurred to me that the child was hungry.” Gibson immediately contacted a new mother identified as Mariamu, who felt sorry for the infant and began to breastfeed him. “The child hungrily began to suck the breast and it confirmed my fears that it was extremely hungry,” Gibson narrated.  Gibson said he called the Women & Children Protection Unit of the Liberia National Police, who sent an officer, identified as Bility to take possession of the baby. “Later we searched for the infant’s mother but we could not find her,” Gibson told the Daily Observer.The infant could belong to any of the young women involved in illicit drugs somewhere in the community, Gibson commented. He marveled that if God and luck had not been on the infant’s side, someone could have walked or stepped on the child which could have led to its death. “Young women should be careful how they treat babies,” Gibson cautioned, adding, “if there is a situation where a woman cannot manage her child, an arrangement could be made for someone to care for him.” A source at the Women & Children Protection Unit at the LNP confirmed the story, but gave no further details. “We are conducting an investigation to get the mother,” the source said, “and we are taking care of him.”  The pictures of the infant, described as Baby X, were featured on the social network site, FaceBook and Gibson commented, “Let’s pray for the child.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ON THE BREEZE

first_imgNot as a twig drifting in the chaos of nothingNot as a plastic bag being whirled to nowhereNot as a wooden drum made of hide and sunNot as the live log fallen into the blue oceanOn The Breeze ………..I lay my cares for goodFree of the clutches of climbing forest ropesFree of the million biting ants in the red anthillFree of the chains that bound men to cast ironFree of the cruel brutality of man against manOn The Breeze ……..l direct my sail to glide onComfortable to look around and be at peaceComfortable to see faces flushed in real joyComfortable that equal rights has found a homeComfortable to disembark and walk every slumpOn The Breeze…….. I look above for more graceShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President pledges equal access to education

first_imgEducation Month rallyThe Education Ministry (MoE) hosted its annual rally at D’Urban Park, in commemoration of Education Month 2016, observed under the theme “Each Child Matters: Stakeholders Unite for the Enhancement of Education”.The students who attended the rally were surprised when President David Granger declared the second Friday of September, as of 2017, National Education Day in honour of the students of Guyana.Students at D’Urban Park, MoE rallyThe Education Month rally kicked off at the Stabroek Market Square and proceeded along Brickdam, into D’Urban Park; participants came out in their numbers from several primary and secondary schools, including the Carnegie School of Home Economics.The march was led by the Education Ministry, with Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine leading the band.Dr Roopnaraine, in his address to the students, underscored the importance of “getting education right”.“We believe that it is extremely important that we get education right… if we fail to get education right then nothing will be right. Education is at the centre of everything we do,” he stated.The Minister praised the teachers for their continuous work,while he acknowledged their work is often underestimated and unrecognised.President Granger made reference to William Ralph Inge who said “The proper time to influence the character of a child is about one hundred years before he is born.”The Head of State explained that whatever children are exposed to at home and in their communities will have an influence on their performance in school, since education is not just about what goes on in the classroom.He stressed that only through a collaborative effort can the nation’s children reach their fullest potential.“Each one of you is important… There are 250,000 of you and each one of you is an individual, each of you matters, each one of you has a right to education. Education under our Constitution is an entitlement and we want to make sure that every child in Guyana goes to primary school and goes to secondary school and has a full education,” the President said.He said too that the State has a responsibility to ensure that each student is provided with a place in school and that each school is equipped with the resources and facilities to ensure the delivery of quality education.He further encouraged the students to work for success, since success does not come without constant practice. He made mention of the recently concluded Olympics in Brazil, where many sportsmen and women were successful. He pointed out that they did not become successful overnight but achieved their success through years of practice.He therefore urged the students to partake in the sporting activities held at their school.Chief Education Officer (ag), Marcel Hutson said the rally is symbolic of the Ministry’s desire to forge collaboration among all stakeholders for the enhancement of education. He posited that the time has come for Guyanese to focus on education, not as an event confined to a month, but as a movement.“Events come and go, but a movement speaks of a drive, a passion and it focuses on continuity. Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education… Education has the ability to propel the individual and the nation out of a state of economic and moral decadence,” Hutson declared.last_img read more

Public consultation on 2015 provincial budget to be held in Fort St. John September 17

first_imgIn a release committee chair Dan Ashton said, “The consultations provide a very good opportunity for British Columbians toprovide their input into the budget-making process,” said committee chair Dan Ashton. “The committee will give careful consideration to all of the submissions and issue a report to the Legislative Assembly in November containing recommendations for Budget 2015.”In all 17 sessions will be held in various parts of the province. Those unable to attend are encouraged to send a written submission, send an audio or video file, or complete an online survey.More information on participation can be found by clicking here. Below are the dates of the consultations:- Advertisement -Victoria September 15Prince Rupert September 16Terrace September 16Fort St. John September 17Prince George September 17Vancouver September 18Whistler September 22Cranbrook September 29Castlegar September 29Kelowna September 30Kamloops September 30Williams Lake October 1Campbell River October 1Courtenay October 2Dawson Creek (video-conference session) October 8Quesnel (video-conference session) October 8Smithers (video-conference session) October 8Surrey October 14Mission October 15Delta October 15last_img read more

Leicester still odds AGAINST for title despite big lead – Coral Daily Download

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Leicester are five points clear at the top of the Premier League but the Foxes remain odds against [11/10] to win the title.Tottenham, sitting second, are 13/5 second favourites, while Arsenal and Manchester City are priced at 5/1.At the bottom end of the table, Aston Villa are 1/100 to be relegated as they sit nine points clear of safety, Norwich are 2/7 for the drop, while Newcastle are 4/7 and Sunderland are 8/13.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

PICTURE SPECIAL AS DEIRDRE McGLONE NAMED DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR

first_imgDeirdre with Donegal County Manager Seamus Neely and Chairperson of Donegal Co Co Ciaran Brogan – donegaldaily.comHARVEY’S Point hotelier Deirdre McGlone is the Donegal Person of the Year – and there were plenty of people in Dublin last night for the announcement.Deirdre has worked tirelessly for Donegal as a tourism ambassador around the globe, somehow finding the time to help charities too.The main celebration will be on March 5 in the capital. But there were plenty of celebrations last night too at the announcement event hosted by the Donegal Association in Dublin.Here are some pictures from the event.Deirdre & Donegal Association Secretary Marie Ryan – donegaldaily.comDeirdre with husband Marc and brother Michael – donegaldaily.comDonegal Association Committee with Marc Gisling, Deirdre McGlone, former winner Moya Doherty – donegaldaily.comDonegal Association President Hugh Harkin and Chairperson Elaine Caffrey presenting Deirdre with the Acknowledgment of Donegal Person of the Yesr 2015 – donegaldaily.comGlamorous Deirdre speaking at the announcementHugh Harkin, Deirdre, Marc, Michael McGlone, Elaine Caffrey – donegaldaily.comJoe Mulholland winner in 2008, with Deirdre, Marc & Michael McGlonePeggy Stringer, Deirdre McGlone, Marc Gisling, Michael McGlonePICTURE SPECIAL AS DEIRDRE McGLONE NAMED DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR was last modified: January 20th, 2016 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:Deirdre McGloneDonegal Person of the Yearlast_img read more

Mini-bus driver found not guilty of careless driving causing death of young mother

first_imgA minibus bus driver has been found not guilty of causing the death of a Letterkenny mother-of-three Sheena Stewart.William McKee had been charged with driving without due care and attention in Ballyshannon on January 1st, 2015, following a legal submission, at Donegal Town Circuit Court. Mr McKee, of Carricknahorna, Cashelard, Ballyshannon, had pleaded not guilty to the charge.However, Judge John Aylmer ruled the 55-year-old man must be acquitted following a legal submission by Defence Counsel Colm Symth.Earlier in the trial, Mr McKee has said he thought he had run over a cardboard box when he had actually been involved in a collision with Ms Stewart.Judge Aylmer expressed his sympathy with the family of the late Ms Stewart for their loss.Mini-bus driver found not guilty of careless driving causing death of young mother was last modified: October 26th, 2017 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:Ballyshannonbus drivercourtdonegalnot guiltylast_img read more