WATCH: MMA fighter who lost fight accidentally punches ring girl

first_imgMan who recorded viral video of Taal crater irks Phivolcs chief PLAY LIST 01:17Man who recorded viral video of Taal crater irks Phivolcs chief01:06Pope Francis apologizes for ‘losing patience’ with worshipper00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND The ring girl looked to be dazed by the punch, but surprisingly managed to keep her balance and stay on her feet.Whitney, on the other hand, appeared not to have done it on purpose and quickly rushed to the girl’s aid upon realizing what he had done.In the aftermath of the incident, Titan Fighting Championship CEO Jeff Aronson released a statement.“Our ring card girl was attended to by the ringside doctor and officials. She indicated she was fine and was more surprised by the punch than injured,” Aronson said.“Titan FC is broadcast around the world and we expect our athletes to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. We have spoken with Andrew Whitney and his management and they are taking appropriate actions to make sure this unforeseen incident is not repeated,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine The 32-year-old Whitney was on a four-fight winning streak losing to Sharipov on a unanimous points decision. It has yet to be known if he will face sanctions for his actions.  Khristian IbarrolaRELATED STORY WATCH: Enraged body builder slaps judge after losing contestSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Mixed martial artist Andrew Whitney thought he had the victory in the bag against Farkhad Sharipov during their title bout at Titan Fight Championship last week.Much to the fighter’s dismay, the decision went in favor of his opponent, which left him visibly frustrated.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliIn a fit of anger and disbelief, the brawler, nicknamed “The Beast,” reacted by swinging what seemed to be a random punch.However, as seen in a shocking video that has since gone viral, an unsuspecting ring girl was standing behind him and received the full-force blow straight on her jaw.center_img Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View comments Being on the receiving end of a professional fighter’s clenched fist is never fun, especially if your only job is to simply carry signs that display what round it is.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports James Yap wants to beat old team Star Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PHlast_img read more

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Anti-terror tactics beefed up

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeAdam Meullerweiss, a spokesman for Dow Chemical Co., the nation’s largest chemical firm, said the Homeland Security Department is preaching to the choir. “We’re very encouraged by the Homeland Security Department moving forward in this direction,” he said. “This is something Dow and other leaders in the chemical industry have advocated for years.” Meullerweiss declined to discuss specifics about the company’s security program because that information is proprietary, but he said Dow is well ahead of the curve. “We’ve invested hundreds of millions of dollars in security measures and have voluntarily used what is called the `responsible care security code,’ which has been implemented at our sites worldwide,” he said. “We’ve conducted security rounds at all of our facilities, and a second round. These inspections are done by a security expert as well as a third-party engineer who understands how our materials are made and used.” The U.S. Homeland Security Department announced newly proposed security measures Friday that would better protect chemical companies from possible terrorist attacks. But a representative from Dow Chemical Co. said his company is already in line with those requirements. The proposed orders would take effect April 4, a deadline set by Congress and President Bush. The orders closely follow the recommendations of the chemical industry and result from legislation Bush signed into law in October. Under the proposed new rules released Friday for public comment, companies will be required to assess their own vulnerabilities and provide the government with their plans for fixing them. Dow Chemicals’ Web site lists some the security measures the company maintains, including security dispatch centers (linked globally), tamper-proof containers with security seals and keeping all hazmat railcars stored within site fence lines. The company also screens customers very carefully and conducts thorough employee background checks, the company said. Santa Fe Springs City Manager Fred Latham said his city has been working “very closely” with the Department of Homeland Security for the past two years to better address potential terrorist risks to the community. “We’ve taken a number of measures to protect our chemical operations – it’s a high priority,” he said. “After 9/11 we updated our city plan and ID’d risks associated with nuclear, biological and chemical attacks.” As a result, the city identified 15 companies – some of which manufacture or use chemicals in their operations – that were considered high-risk locations. When terrorism alert levels are raised, the city can add more police and public safety patrols in those areas, Latham said. “If it’s warranted, we’ll also place physical restrictions and added monitoring to those locations,” he said. “And we can also activate a 24-hour alert system with these businesses.” Under the proposed rules, companies will have to conduct background checks on employees and better control access, or face possible fines of up to $25,000 a day or risk being shut down. But they also may contest government disapproval of their security plans. Some are not so happy with the newly proposed rules. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who is stepping down as head of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said the department was going too far in some areas, despite having gained much-needed authority to regulate security at chemical facilities and to shut down those that are noncompliant. The rules, she said, “appear to go beyond what Congress authorized” by the department assigning itself authority to pre-empt the legal authority of states and courts and creating other ways “to shield itself from legitimate judicial scrutiny of its own actions.” The Associated Press contributed to this story. kevin.smith@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2701 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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