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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Fajardo determined to find ways to stop hulking Smith

first_imgJune Mar Fajardo. PBA IMAGESJune Mar Fajardo admitted that TNT behemoth Joshua Smith is definitely one of the toughest guys he has ever faced in his young professional career.“He’s definitely one of the heaviest. You can see that he’s really that big,” the reigning three-time PBA MVP said in Filipino after San Miguel’s 104-102 Game 1 defeat in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Pogoy shrugs off nerves to get career best in first PBA Finals trip MOST READ Fajardo, who toiled for his 18 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks, got a reprieve in the second half when Smith’s left foot injury hampered him in two separate occasions. But Smith was still unstoppable down the stretch.Despite the heartbreaking loss, Fajardo opted to stay optimistic as he shifts his focus on Friday for Game 2.“TNT had a good defense, so it’s up to us to adjust. We have to rest, practice tomorrow, and bounce back,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo had a tough time defending Smith in the post and that was evident when he failed to stop the burly reinforcement’s game-clinching hook shot with 1.6 seconds to spare.READ: Smith game-winner lifts TNT past San Miguel for 1-0 leadFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“He was able to make it,” Fajardo said of TNT’s crucial play down the stretch. “His hook shot is good, so we have to adjust on how to stop him. The game was really for them.”The KaTropa took the 1-0 series lead in the best-of-seven championship duel. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View commentslast_img read more

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RJRGLEANER maintain Business House football lead

first_imgJavanie Bryan and Ryan Miller converted in the second half for the news men. Miller scored his second goal in the first two games, which pushed the team to the top on six points. RJRGLEANER team manager Nicolette McLeary lauded the players, but pointed out that ATL were very physical in their approach and had two players ejected during the game. Wonderful Start “It is a wonderful start to the season. We are very grateful to keep clean sheets in two wins. We are not gelling as how we want to be, but it is wonderful that we won against a physical ATL team,” she said. “Miller is very influential to the team. He sets high standards for himself and the team. Once he leads, the team follows. He motivates the whole team to do well,” she added. In other results, Metrodade and National Water Commission battled to a 1-1 draw; reigning champion Scotiabank edged Peak Bottling 2-1; Petrojam slammed GraceKennedy 4-0; and Wisynco and Jamaica Customs finished 1-1.last_img read more

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Early hat-trick for new apprentices

first_imgRaddesh Roman is poised to become the first from the new batch of apprentices to ride a winner when he hops aboard HALOGRAM SHADOW in the opening race of the Sunrise-Six tomorrow at Caymanas Park. The evergreen nine-year-old drops down a level to confront $350,000 claimers over 1000 metres round. When last at this level, on August 11, HALOGRAM SHADOW slammed his rivals by over two lengths going 1200 metres. He is back with the identical weight, courtesy of the apprentice’s 4kg claim, and even at this reduced distance and an inexperienced rider, should prove very hard to beat. Another apprentice, Tevin Foster, is tipped to take the second race aboard MILAGRO. Anthony Nunes’ four-year-old colt has also come down in class, from $250,000 claiming to $180,000, and has proven to be a specialist in the past over 1000 metres round. In his last four starts he has won once and passed the post second twice over the distance. On September 1, MILAGRO was, however, disqualified and placed out of the race after finishing second to KING WITHIN. In his win at this claiming group on July 18, MILAGRO was early with the pace before pulling clear late and tomorrow’s race should be run in similar fashion. He has the speed to stay with likely leader ROYAL GIRL and prove strongest in the final 100 metres. Thirteen maiden three-year-olds will travel 1400 metres in Race Three. Recent form is very scarce but CRUCIAL’S TREASURE who has had two promising runs, at the end of August and mid-September, is the selection. The filly was close to 1:13.3 1200 metres splits in a 1500 metres race on August 25 and showed admirable versatility when placing seventh by three and three-quarter lengths to SWABY BABY going 1000 metres straight on September 15. Early pace will be crucial in tomorrow’s race and Christopher Mamdeen could make it a hat-trick for the new apprentices if he can get his mount out early from the number 13 post position. Eight will face the starter in a knotty fourth race over 1000 metres round. MR VIGOROUS won easily over the distance on August 18 but is now up 12lbs and with matching speed present in EXHILARATE he will not have an uncontested lead. My selection is fellow three-year-old EL PROFESOR. To be ridden by champion jockey Omar Walker, the gelding has the pace to stay with the front runners before sprinting clear in the latter stages of the race. SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONS 1. HOLOGRAM SHADOW 2. MILAGRO 3. CRUCIAL’S TREASURE 4. EL PROFESOR 5. TWILIGHT PRINCESS 6. CASUAL DRINKlast_img read more

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Tears of joy as Fiji celebrates ‘biggest day’

first_img“This is the biggest day in Fiji’s history. Everyone is celebrating,” said photographer Feroz Khalil who watched the final on the big screen at the main stadium in Suva.“It was crazy. There were people chanting, crying, tears were flowing. I’m feeling so happy.”Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, who was in Rio de Janeiro to watch the final, announced there would be a public holiday on August 22, the day after the team arrive home.In a message to the nation Bainimarama said “every Fijian is rejoicing” around the world.Fiji players pray after winning the men’s Olympic rugby sevens gold medal match against Britain © AFP / Pascal Guyot“Never before has the Fijian spirit soared so high as it does today. Never have we stood so tall as a nation.”Fiji Rugby Union chief executive John O’Connor told AFP nearly all of Fiji’s 900,000 residents would have gathered around television sets in the 110 populated islands to watch the historic event.“Everyone is very excited. Wherever there was a TV in a village there were people gathered round. There were about 2,000 people packed in the main stadium watching the game on the big screen.“Some people may go to work now but I don’t think they will be very productive.” Many who did go to work finished early to join the festivities as the blue Fijian flag flew proudly from homes, businesses and vehicles.– Historic moment –Fiji scored first after just 55 seconds, led 29-0 at half-time and finished up thrashing Great Britain by an emphatic 43-7.Fijians watch the Olympics Rugby Sevens final between Fiji and Britain at the ANZ stadium in Suva © AFP / Feroz Khalil“By the time it was half-time people were already celebrating. It was amazing,” Khalil said.Traffic was gridlocked in the capital Suva where the streets were filled with people singing and dancing. In the rugby-obsessed island nation, the gold medal victory was also seen as a chance to put behind them the memories of four coups over the past 30 years of political upheaval.“The win was truly a historic moment for Fiji,” said Shailendra Singh, a former sports journalist and now head of journalism at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.“The sevens game is more than a game in Fiji and it is a major unifying force.“The entire nation, young, old, men, women, children and adults and people from across the political divide will come together in celebration.”University vice chancellor Rajesh Chandra said the victory also showed that a small Pacific island nation “can overcome our limitations of size, low income, and many other vulnerabilities and handicaps and take on the big boys internationally”. It is only the second Olympic medal won by a South Pacific island nation, following the silver claimed by Tongan boxer Paea Wolfgramm who lost the super heavyweight final to Wladimir Klitschko at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.Wolfgramm, now a sports ambassador for Tonga, said it was a “bittersweet moment” that it took 20 years for a second Pacific medal, but said he had backed Fiji to win.Fiji coach Ben Ryan expected the partying to continue for a long time in a country where the players are national superstars.“The boys are front page, back page news, 6 o’clock news, you come out of the airport there’s a 20-foot billboard of them and that continues all the way through (the country).“It’s a passion, it’s a national sport.”Meanwhile, amid the partying on the streets of Suva, diehard rugby fan Dan Nabuli grinned broadly as he proclaimed the victory would be cherished for a long time. “This victory will be best remembered by everyone, our children in particular, as a small Pacific island nation has won the gold.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fijians watch the Olympics Sevens rugby final between Fiji and Britain at the ANZ stadium in Suva © AFP / Feroz KhalilSuva, Fiji, Aug 12 – Fijians erupted in celebration Friday, setting off flares and dancing in the streets while a national holiday was declared after the tiny nation won its first ever Olympic medal — and gold at that.The South Pacific island country came to a standstill at the start of the rugby sevens final against Great Britain, and by half-time the fireworks had started and there was a monumental chorus of car horns as it became evident Fiji would win and create history.last_img read more

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Chelsea get go ahead for new Stamford Bridge stadium

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea recently unveiled plans for their new stadium. PHOTO/SKY.LONDON, United Kingdom, Chelsea’s plans for a state-of-the-art KSh 62.9 Billion (£500m) stadium at Stamford Bridge have been given the green light by the Mayor of London.The new stadium will see Chelsea increase their capacity from 41,600 to 60,000 and include a direct link to the District Line underground station at Fulham Broadway. It was designed by architects Herzog and de Meuron, who were also responsible for the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing and Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena.The stadium could be completed in time for the 2021-22 season, meaning Chelsea will have to find a temporary home for up to three years.Wembley has been mooted as a possible interim home ground, although Tottenham will be playing there next season while work on their new White Hart Lane home is finished.Chelsea’s application also includes a £12m investment in community activities including employment and skills training, and a contribution of £3.75m towards affordable housing in the borough.Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, said: “London is one of the world’s greatest sporting cities and I am delighted that we will soon add Chelsea’s new stadium to the fantastic array of arenas in the capital.“Having taken a balanced view of the application I am satisfied this is a high-quality and spectacular design which will significantly increase capacity within the existing site, as well as ensuring fans can have easy access from nearby transport connections.“I am confident this new stadium will be a jewel in London’s sporting crown and will attract visitors and football fans from around the world.”By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Grande Prairie RCMP lay charges following traffic stop

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – RCMP noticed a vehicle with stolen license plates and during an investigation, multiple counterfeit and personal identity items were found inside the vehicle.January 2, 2019, while on patrol in a parking lot of a business in the north end of the city, Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) noticed a vehicle with a stolen license plate. CRU conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle. During the investigation, CRU located multiple counterfeit and personal identity items inside the vehicle.Two individuals are facing charges.- Advertisement -The following items were located within the vehicle;Approximately $11,500 in counterfeit chequesApproximately $600 in Canadian currency23 counterfeit and stolen government ID cardsnumerous tools used in the counterfeiting process12 grams of crack cocaine5 grams of crystal methamphetamineAn extendable batonKellie Laverne Ominayak (27) of Peace River, Alta and Jennifer Beulah White (37) of Bluesky, Alta are facing the following charges;Buying/receiving/possessing counterfeit money x 11Possession of identity documents x 21Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 x 16Making/having instruments of counterfeiting x 5Possession of a controlled substance x 2Possession of a weapon for dangerous purposeForgery x 2Ominayak is also facing an additional charge of identity fraud.Advertisement Both individuals are scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Feb 6th, 2019.Grande Prairie RCMP is committed to increasing community safety by using a crime reduction strategy that focuses on identifying repeat offenders, gathering intelligence, and conducting enforcement initiatives.If you need to report a crime, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or call your local police detachment.If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Talent agency donation in limelight

first_imgIn what Los Angeles Unified officials hope will spur more partnerships with the city’s entertainment industry, one of the world’s largest talent agencies pledged $500,000 Tuesday to help renovate Dorsey High’s aged auditorium. International Creative Management’s foundation said if the rollout of the Baldwin Hills project goes well, it could commit more money to rehab seven more auditoriums – one in each of the LAUSD’s local districts. The district has not yet determined which schools would benefit but said it will match ICM’s contribution to upgrade Dorsey’s Montgomery Auditorium. The money will be used to purchase new lights, flooring, curtains and performing-arts equipment. The idea for the partnership came out of a lunch between LAUSD school board President Marlene Canter and former Paramount Pictures Chairwoman Sherry Lansing, who was a substitute math teacher at Dorsey more than 30 years ago. And Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he would like to cultivate more such partnerships with the city’s business community. “ICM and others involved here in the entertainment industry are going to encourage still others from the entertainment industry to get involved in our schools,” Villaraigosa said. Dorsey High senior Camden Johnson, 18, said that while he won’t benefit from the new auditorium, it will help others. “When you have proper equipment, you put in a new attitude and it even increases the actor’s self-esteem,” said Johnson, who was part of the school’s drama program and would like to pursue acting. “We had the basics. But a better setup, better theatrical scenes, would have made it come alive and make us feel that much better knowing we had a better set to act on,” he said. Actor Martin Sheen, an ICM client, cites former President John F. Kennedy and his support of the arts as he emphasized the importance of the entertainment community getting involved in local schools. “In the absence of such national leadership in the arts it is incumbent on the private sector and the artists themselves to step up and get involved on a personal level in supporting the arts,” he said. naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lansing, now CEO of the Sherry Lansing Foundation, pitched the idea to ICM Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Berg. “When I realized that some kids would not have the opportunity to express themselves creatively … I cannot begin to tell you how sad it made me, because I had that opportunity,” Lansing said. Canter said the new auditoriums could inspire students to pursue careers in the entertainment industry, and “challenge other businesses to create meaningful partnerships with our schools.” Berg said he hoped ICM’s contribution would inspire others to also step up. “It sends a message to the district, to the entertainment business, that this is not just being done out of some enlightened altruism – this is the best investment we can make in our own future,” Berg said. last_img read more

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THOUSANDS TURN OUT TO SEE OFF CLIPPER COMPETITORS

first_imgCLIPPER RACE STOYCHO DANEV DISCOVER INISHOWENTHOUSANDS of people turned out along the Foyle yesterday to see off the latest leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race as it departed from Greencastle.More than 200,000 people have turned out in Derry in recent days to see the yachts moored upstream on the river Foyle.The Clipper race is 40,000 miles in length and is the world’s longest yacht race. Derry was chosen as one of just 13 stop-offs around the globe which include China, Brazil, Australia, USA and South Africa.The founder and chairman of the Clipper Round the World yacht race Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “I think Derry has been one of the most successful stop overs ever and I think the reason for that is that the whole city seems to have become involved in the event.“The crews had an absolute ball here. Now there’s two aspects to that. It’s great for our crews to come here and visit Ireland and see what it’s like and visit the hinterland as well.“It’s also great for Derry itself because it has given everyone a common cause, something they can all identify with.” Derry City Council splashed out €2.1M bringing the event to the North West, but both Derry and Donegal is expected to have benefited to the tune of €8M.Our pictures come from Stoycho Danve, Discover Inishowen.CLIPPER RACE STOYCHO DANEV DISCOVER INISHOWENCLIPPER RACE STOYCHO DANEV DISCOVER INISHOWENCLIPPER RACE STOYCHO DANEV DISCOVER INISHOWENCLIPPER RACE STOYCHO DANEV DISCOVER INISHOWEN  THOUSANDS TURN OUT TO SEE OFF CLIPPER COMPETITORS was last modified: July 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THOUSANDS TURN OUT TO SEE OFF CLIPPER COMPETITORSlast_img read more

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Deja vu for Ike at the buzzer, but not on the scoreboard

first_imgRIALTO -This time, the buzzer-beating three-pointer wasn’t enough. Eight days after Eisenhower beat Redlands by a point on a game-ending three-pointer, Eisenhower again hit a three-pointer as time ran out, only to come up one point short. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Jedi Johnson made a free throw with 10.9 seconds to play to cut the Eagles’ deficit to 56-54. Following a timeout, the Terriers’ Kadir Fakir got behind the Eisenhower pressure defense, caught a pass and scored on a layup with about five seconds to play to make it 58-54. “The last time, we were up by two and we missed two free throws and they hit a three-pointer at the buzzer,” Redlands coach Brad Scott said. Eisenhower fans celebrated in error when Johnson hit a three-pointer at the buzzer that left the Eagles a point short. “When he (Fakir) made that layup, I knew we had it,” Scott said. “I thought it (celebration) was kind of funny.” Eisenhower coach Dana Jimmerson wasn’t in a laughing mood as he saw his team drop to 7-12, 3-4. “When you miss layups and miss free throws, you’re not going to win,” Jimmerson said. “And our defense gave up some easy baskets. We shouldn’t wait until the fourth quarter to decide to start playing.” The teams combined for 40 fouls, including 25 on Redlands, leaving Eisenhower on the line for much of the fourth quarter. But the Eagles’ comeback could’ve been helped even more had they made more than 11 of 18 fourth-quarter free throws. A 9-0 second-quarter run helped Redlands take a 30-22 halftime lead. The Terriers led by as many as 10 points, the latest when Trevor Nash hit two free throws with 3:25 to play to make it 51-41. “I really thought we were in control as long as we continued to take care of the ball and make good passes,” Scott said. “I didn’t get worried until (Jonathan) Dennis hit that three-pointer with the shot clock winding down.” An 8-0 Ike run, capped by Dennis’ three-pointer with 1:27 to play got the Eagles close (51-49), but they couldn’t get the equalizer. Jeremy Evans scored a game-high 15 points, Martin Curtis had 11 points and seven rebounds and Kauri Black had 11 points and six rebounds for the Eagles. John Alemu led Redlands with 12 points before fouling out with 57.6 seconds left. Fakir and Nash added 10 points apiece for the Terriers. Foul trouble was an issue for Redlands, and Scott praised the play of Talfyk Rayyan, who scored seven points and saw significant minutes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img This time, Redlands held on for a 58-57 Citrus Belt League victory on Friday night at Eisenhower High School. Redlands (13-6, 5-2) nearly let all of a 10-point fourth-quarter lead disappear, but the Eagles never got closer than a point. last_img read more

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