The heavyweight battler bringing back ‘the old Pacquiao’

first_imgNCAA: San Sebastian bounces back, takes down St. Benilde Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ “He’s the only fighter I know that has to eat to make weight,” said Fortune, who added that the Filipino could easily drop down two divisions to lightweight if he wanted to, even in his 40th year.“He could make 135 pounds inside of four weeks. His metabolism is ridiculous. I don’t know what it is. He’s a freak.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s hellish: chemo, seven weeks of radiation and they chop you up as well. But they can’t kill me yet.”READ: Sparring partner expects to see ‘vintage’ Pacquiao vs MatthyssePacquiao, 39, will be back in the ring Sunday for the first time since losing his World Boxing Organisation belt in a shock decision to Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 last year, after which he resisted calls to quit.And Fortune, who has been in the Filipino former eight-weight world champion’s corner since 2002, said the world would see “the old Pacquiao” thanks to a shake-up in his training regime.‘He’s a freak’ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img “What do you do? You either roll over and die or you fight,” Fortune told AFP in Kuala Lumpur, as the 52-year-old put the finishing touches on Pacquiao’s return to the ring against WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina at the Axiata Arena on Sunday.READ: Fernandez warns: Watch out for Pacquiao storm that will surely hitFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“They’re your only two options. There is really no other choice,” said the Australian, who had chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, and is now in remission.“My salivary glands are almost all gone,” said Fortune. “I was lucky to keep one, and I’ve got 90 percent of my tastebuds back. “Manny’s 40 this year and you know we changed things up this time,” said Fortune. “We did a whole bunch of different work. We were shocking his system back into working.“He’s been doing the same stuff for 16 years so he probably gets so used to it.“But now it’s a different style of training — shorter, faster and more intense. So his body reacts differently. So that’s why he looks like the old Pacquiao.”READ: Speed, footwork still Pacquiao’s biggest edge, says Ancajas That could be bad news for 35-year-old Matthysse, who has knocked out 36 of his 39 victims, while Pacquiao’s last stoppage victory was against Miguel Cotto way back in 2009.“He overtrained for Jeff Horn, for sure, 100 percent,” said Fortune of Pacquiao’s flat performance a year ago which saw him lose a controversial unanimous decision.“He’s just stubborn sometimes. He learned his lesson. All I had to do was sit down and say to him: remember last year,” said Fortune.READ: Rage against ‘The Machine’: Pacquiao puts career on line“We don’t want to overtrain. This guy Matthysse is a lot better than Jeff Horn, he punches a lot harder. He’s a better fighter. He’s much more dangerous.”Fortune said Pacquiao would have no trouble making the 147-pound (67-kilogram) limit for his World Boxing Association welterweight challenge to Matthysse at Saturday’s weigh-in. This photo taken on July 11, 2018 shows Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao’s conditioning trainer, Justin Fortune (far L-in blue), watching Pacquiao (R) practice during a training session at a gym in Kuala Lumpur, ahead of his world welterweight boxing championship bout against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse on July 15.If Manny Pacquiao needs to know all about comebacks, he need look no further than his conditioning coach Justin Fortune. The former heavyweight, who in 1995 went up against the great Lennox Lewis, found himself in an altogether different fight when a dental check-up four years ago discovered he had throat cancer. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANIf Manny Pacquiao wants to know all about comebacks, he need look no further than his conditioning coach Justin Fortune.The former heavyweight, who in 1995 went up against the great Lennox Lewis, found himself in an altogether different fight when a dental check-up four years ago discovered he had throat cancer.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Vending along Carnival route to cost $10-$15k

first_imgThe Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has announced that vending along the parade route for Guyana’s Carnival on May 26 will cost between $10,000 and $15,000. The price can be reduced, according to Mayor Ubraj Narine, as this is just the second year Carnival is being hosted and they are trying to reel in vendors while giving them an opportunity to earn a few extra dollars.This was revealed during a press conference hosted at City Hall on Wednesday morning by Hits and Jams Entertainment, in collaboration with the M&CC.City Hall intends to rent approximately 800 spots to vendors; however, those found without permits on Carnival day will be removed. Each spot will measure 10 feet by 10 feet.The arrangement will remain the same for the flag raising ceremony set for the evening of May 25 at D’Urban Park. For this year’s celebration, City Hall has asked that no glass bottles be used as it intends to create a child-friendly environment.Although the event takes into consideration the children, no trampolines will be allowed at the event so as to have persons focus their attention on the important ceremony.On May 26, vending will be allowed at Station Street, Kitty, along Irvin Street to Church Streets, and in the vicinity of the 1763 Monument and in D’Urban Park itself.However, no vending will be allowed within the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) area.Deputy Director of Solid Waste Management, Floyd Rollins told Guyana Times that the team is currently going back to the drawing board as skip bins were not utilised a few weeks ago when Mashramani was held.The idea of having garbage bags placed at each vending area is also being looked at to reduce the garbage situation.Moreover, he warned that City Constables will be on the ground to ensure compliance in this regard and safety. In addition to this, HJ has committed to having a team clean up after the revellers so as to ease the workload of City Hall following the festivities.Carnival 2019 is slated for May 17-27 and will see collaborations with designers and promoters from New York, the United Kingdom, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Guyana.last_img read more

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Ex-Cop caught stealing Constable’s car, crashing it

first_img…Police vow to dismantle carjacking gangAn ex-Cop was promptly detained on Monday after he attempted to steal a car belonging to a Police Constable but failed when he crashed the vehicle a short distance away.Reports surrounding the incident revealed that at around 10:30h, the plain clothes Constable, 32-year-old Rawle Alexander, of Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt parked his Silver Toyota Carina 212 motorcar at Second Street, Alberttown, Georgetown, to make a quick stop at a nearby store.The officer reportedly left his car keys in the ignition. However, when he returned just mere minutes after, he noticed a male racing away West on Second Street with his vehicle, turning South into Cummings Street.The perpetrator in his bid to escape, crashed the car into two other parked vehicles, motor van GVV 9639 and vehicle PNN 2387, a short distance away.As such, he was apprehended and taken into custody where he was identified as an ex-Policeman, Randy Charles, 33, who resides in Red Road, Sophia, Greater Georgetown. An investigation is ongoing.Meanwhile, as car owners are now forced to operate their vehicles in fear that they might be the next victim in the growing string of carjacking attacks, Police A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman on Tuesday announced that the Police Force have recorded some success in cracking down on such cases.Chapman was at the time speaking at the Guyana Police Force’s A Division annual Christmas Celebration when he took the opportunity to applaud ranks within his jurisdiction for recent fruitful efforts in clamping down on hijacking incidents in and around the city.In doing so, the Assistant Commissioner of Police relayed, “One of major concerns in the Division is the offence of robbery under arms where vehicles are being stolen and I am pleased to inform you that we have made some success thus far.”The A Division Commander further detailed that, “Two persons are in custody, one as recent as yesterday (Monday), and my assurance to you is that that gang will be dismantled.”Earlier this year, the Guyana Police Force had issued a warning, particularly to taxi drivers operating Toyota Premio and Allion motorcars, signalling that there is a brewing scheme to attack and relive the motorists of their vehicles.Ever since this announcement back in February, these cases have only been on a rise, some of which have seen taxi drivers being brutalised in the ploy as bandits cart off with their vehicles.On Monday there were reports of one such sickening attack which saw armed hijackers driving off in a vehicle carrying a sleeping child. After realising the child was in the car, the young girl was tossed out of the motorcar as the carjackers made good their escape.However, according to Police last week, there have been 25 carjackings in the past seven months.However until recently, Police were unable to zoom in on possible suspects, and as such, the vehicles have not been recovered.Guyana Times understands that Police have approached certain mechanic shops with the hope of finding the hijacked vehicles, but have come across stumbling blocks.It is on this note that a multi-agency approach was conceptualised which will allow for investigators to be armed with the necessary tools and information on specifications so as to narrow in on suspects and ultimately recover the stolen cars.last_img read more

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Atom AA Kin Club Flyers take first at 38th annual Lloyd Head Memorial tournament

first_imgThe Fort St. John Kin Club Flyers were in Grande Prairie for the 38th annual Lloyd Head Memorial tournament over the weekend. The team had a win in the round robin over Callahoo and a loss to Yellowknife.Once the playoff round started the Flyers were rolling. They were victorious in the quarter final over the Edmonton Crusaders and went on to beat the the Sylvan Lake Lakers in the semis.That set up a final against the host Grande Prairie Knights. The Flyers posted a convincing 7-1 win to take the tournament title.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Alaska Highway News founder Ma Murray remembered with new museum exhibit

first_img“She called a spade a spade; she wasn’t afraid nothing, no way,” she recalled emotionally. She was just Ma. She shot from the hip, she told you what she thought, but she always seemed to have a compassion.” Graham spent a year with Murray at her in 1964, just after her grandfather died, helping out with chores like taking letters to the post office. The outspoken Ma and her husband and politician George came to Fort St. John in 1944 to start the Alaska Highway News as the city was being built. The paper was taken over by their children in the 1950s. – Advertisement -The two met when Murray, who was then Margaret Lally, moved up from Kansas with marrying a Calgary cowboy in mind.15:18 “She made her up way up, landed in Vancouver, and needed a job,” explains Graham. “She looked in the paper and guess where she ended up? The Chinook, grandpa [George] Murray’s paper.”Advertisement The display at the museum includes many artifacts from the paper’s origins, and Graham fondly remembers the stovepipe that kept them warm.last_img read more

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JOULE DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY 2016 ENTRY LIST

first_imgWITH THE CHALLENGING DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY JUST OVER 3 WEEKS AWAY, THE ENTRY LISTS HAVE BEEN RELEASED.Clerk of Course – Eamonn McGeeThe excitement is building for this years Donegal Rally which takes place from the 17th-19th of June. Another fantastic entry list and the demand for entries as high as ever for this year’s event will surely make for another competitive rally.“The Donegal Rally committee has again organised another rally which will hopefully be enjoyed by all, from the drivers to the spectators, I am really looking forward to this years rally, it is one of the most sought after titles in Ireland.” – said Clerk of Course (COC) Eamonn McGee after speaking to Donegal Daily. Donagh Kelly and Declan Boyle will be looking to dethrone Gary Jennings who will unlikely give up his crown without a fight. Manus Kelly will also be a “dark horse and be in contention going by his time in the Carlow stages rally” said Mcgee.Manus Kelly pictured here who won the Modified section last year at the Donegal International Rally.The modified section which was won last year by Manus Kelly who has moved up through the classes, is a section where anybody can win. Declan ‘Milkman’ Gallagher is a favourite in this section but with drivers like Pringle, Cronin, Fisher and Bogie it sure won’t be easy for the Ardara native.The launch night of the rally is taking place on Friday the 3rd of June in the Aura Leisure Complex Letterkenny starting at 7.30pm.See below the entries for this years Donegal International Rally sponsored by Joule. Winner of the National category in 2015 – Gary Jennings & Rory KennedyInternational / National Rally1Garry JenningsRory KennedyKeshSubaru WRC72Donagh KellyConor FoleyFrossesFocus WRC73Declan BoyleBrian BoyleLeitirmacawardFiesta WRC74Eugene DonnellyPaddy TonerDraperstownMini WRC75Craig BreenScott MartinKilkennyCitroen WRC76Alaistair FisherGordon NobleTrillickFiesta R557Keith CroninMikie GalvinBantryCitroen DS3 R558Sam MoffettKarl AtkinsonClontibretFiesta R559Josh MoffettJohn RowanClontibretFiesta R5510Manus KellyDonall BarrettLetterkennySubaru S12711Seamus LeonardPaul McLaughlinOmaghSubaru S14712Tommy DoyleLiam MoynihanKenaghSubaru S10714Stephen WrightFintan SherryNewblissFiesta R5515Joseph McGonigleCiaran GeaneyMuffFabia s2000516Jonathan GreerKirsty RiddickBelfastCitroen DS3 R5517Jonathan PringleAlan KeenaKellsEscort Mk21418Declan GallagherJames McNultyArdaraStarlet RWD1319David BogieEnda SherryDumfriesEscort Mk21420Brian BroganDamien McGettiganLetterkennyEscort Mk21421Frank KellyMichael CoadyMoyEscort Mk21422Damien GallagherMac WalshLetterkennyEscort Mk21423Adrian HethringtonGary NolanDungannonEscort Mk21424Damien TourishDomhnall McAlaneyLetterkennyEscort Mk21325James CullenDamien ConnollyLetterkennyEscort Mk21426Vivian HamillAndrew GreenanBallygawleyEscort Mk21427Gary KiernanNiall TierneyBailieboroEscort Mk21328Conor HarveyArthur KieransLetterkennyToyota GT861429Aaron McHalePaul McGeeKilcullenFabia530Frank WrayJoe McNultyStrabaneSubaru WRC1531Stephen McCannDamien FlemingBallyjamesduffSubaru WRC1532Tony QuinnAnthony NestorQueenslandSubaru WRC733PJ McDermottNiall BurnsBurtSubaru WRC734Aidan WrayKieran McGrathStrabaneEvo 10435Eugene MeeganSarah WhelanDroghedaBMW 1M1436Pat KirkJohn McElhinneyStrabaneEvo 10537David GuestPaddy RobinsonCorkEvo 9438Jason McSweeneyDenis O MahoneyCorkEvo92039Robbie PeoplesKeith StewartKilmacrennanEscort Mk21440David ArmstrongMartin McGarrityBanbridgeEscort R51441Brendan McDaidKarl ReidLetterkennyEscort Mk21442Martin DohertyDamien McCauleyBallybofeyEscort Mk21443John BonnerLeon JordanDungloeEscort Mk21344Daniel ConaghanTerence MageeMilfordEscort Mk21345Richard MoffettMartin ConnollyBallinodeStarlet1446Declan McNaughtonRonan O NeillWaterfootEscort Mk21447David MoffettJohnny BairdClontibretStarlet1348Conor CurleyNigel FrazerCulmoreEscort Mk21349Michael CarbinDarragh KellySmithboroEvo 42050John McQuaidStephen HaganMonaghanEscort Mk21451Patrick McHughPauric O DonnellDungloeEscort Mk21352William McFaddenDavid GordonRameltonEscort G31353Peter WilsonBrendan McElhinneyKellsEscort Mk21354Michael DunlopTBABallymoneyEscort Mk21355John Ross MarshallDave RobsonScotlandEscort Mk21356Callum DevineTBAClaudyOpel Adam257Paul RowleyPatrick BridesNew YorkFabia s2000558Pauric DuffyKevin GlynnMonaghanFiesta R5559Gary CairnsJustin CoyleStrabaneEvo9460Lee HastingsJulie McGuireDumfriesImpreza2061Brian O KeefeSean HaydeDungarvanImpreza462Ashley DicksonRyan McCloskeyDrumquinEvo9263Gus KearneyTommy HayesClonmelEvo9464Joseph ConnollyRichard ConnollyGoresbridgeFiesta R5565Marty GallagherDean O SullivanLetterkennyPeugeot 208266William CreightonLiam ReganMoiraPeugeot 208267Robert WoodsideAlan HarrymanAntrimToyota GT86368Patrick KearneyAlaistar WyllieClonmelLancer469Ian BarrettEoin O FlahertyMaynoothDarrian GTR T90+1470Mark BoyleCharles GallagherDungloeEvo 9471Kieron GraffinPaddy RobinsonToomebridgeEvo X1672JP LogueJames LogueKilmacrennanCivic11F73John O SullivanTBAMallowCivic11F74Gavin KellyElaine Ní ShéAnnagryEvo 9475Jason RoacheJohn McCarthyWicklowEscort Mk21276Andrew McLooneConal DohertyStrabaneChevette1377Patrick BoyleDonal McColeDungloeCorolla1378Kevin EvesChris MellyPettigoCorolla1479John DolanJohn McGinleyNewtownEscort Mk21380Thomas O ConnellEmmett SherryDerryEscort Mk21381Thomas KeyesKelvin KeyesLetterkennyEscort Mk21382Liam DohertyDermot McGettiganLetterkennyEscort Mk21183Jim McDowallCharlotte McDowallScotlandImpreza N101584Conor WattersJohn BoyleArdaraEscort Mk21485Gerard McQuaidThomas TreanorGlasloughEscort Mk21386Gary McElhinneyEmmet BrosnanDonegal TownEscort Mk21387Stewart MorrisonAlexander CorriganScotlandEscort Mk21388Liam EganRaymond CoppingerNew YorkSubaru STI89John ReddingtonPaddy McCruddenLondonEscort Mk21390Brendan FrielJP BoyleLondonCorolla11R91Leonard CraigConal McNultyArdaraStarlet11R92Christy GallagherLetterkennyLetterkennyStarlet11R93Barry McGillDerek HeenaArmaghEscort Mk2994Gene McDonaldEmmett KellyCootehillEscort Mk2995John MulhollandJeff CaseRandlestownFabia s2000596Adrian SweeneyShane BuckleyBallybofeyPeugeot 20711F97Kyle McGettiganDale McGettiganLetterkennyCorolla11R98Declan HallChristy CorrArmaghCorolla11R99Damian CampbellDeclan McGarrityTempoEscort Mk213100Dermot CannonBobby TrimbleGlentiesEscort Mk214101Paul DohertyHugh CollRathmullanEscort Mk213102James McCarvilleTBAMonaghanEscort Mk211R103James McDermottPaul McDermottLetterkennyChevette12104Vincent CollinsFintan KilroeRoscommonEscort Mk212105Darrel QuinnMichael LavertyDungannonEscort Mk212106Donal KellyChris McKennaLetterkennyCivic11F107Victor BeamishSusan BeamishBandonNova10108Kieran McGinleyDanny McCloskeyDunfanaghyCivic11F109Simon MichaelConnor DunlopAntrimEscort Mk212110Quentin ParkTBANewryEscort Mk212111Shaun CallaghanPaddy McBrideBurtEscort Mk213112Peter O KaneTBAAntrimEvo104113Cathan McCourtBrian HoyDromoreEvo94114Declan GallagherColumba HeenaPerthCorolla11R115Mark EwingDanny CannonBallybofeyCivic1116Eamonn RussellGavin O DonnellLetterkennyCivic11F117Darragh KellyEamonn DohertyDonegal TownEscort Mk211R118Darragh DohertyJames McDermottBallybofeyCorolla11R119Roy BaldrickStacey McNuttLetterkennySunbeam13120Fraser MulhollandGeoff PattersonHillsboroughFiesta2121Roy JarvisAdam MilnerYorkshireFiesta11F122Kevin BradleyDanny McMenaminLetterkennyImpreza15123Ciaran BroganTBALetterkennyEscort Mk212124Martin McLaughlinMartin Jr McLaughlinGlasgowCorolla13125Andrew HegartyEoin KellyRameltonPuma11F126Padraig CollAidan SweeneyFintownCorolla11R127Charlie HeraghtyBarry McBrideFanadCorolla11R128Dermot McGroaryJoseph TimoneyDonegal TownSunbeam11R129Donal McGrathFinbarr FogartyCorkCorolla11R130David SmythLorrtta KellyMonaghanCorolla11R131Brian MuldoonPatsy CorrCookstownCorolla11R132Shane CarrCiaran CarrRameltonNova10133James GreenanTBABallyshannonCorsa9134Brian QuigleyRyan BradleyDerryCivic11F135Christopher BoycePascal DillonStrabaneCivic3136Odhran McLaughlinSeamus McTigueBurnfootGolf20137Lee McLaughlinAaron McLaughlinCarndonaghEvo520138Declan McCroryTBAStrabaneEvo 920139David KellyJames ConwellDonegal TownCivic1140Alistair GlennGavin DohertyLiffordPeugeot 2062141Johnny WilhareCahor WilhareCarrigartCivic11F142Andrew StewartKeith HarrisConvoyEvo415143Nick BarnettMartin BradyBristolCivic17144Guil NascimentoRobbie WardBristolCivic17145Shane McLaughlinFiona DevlinDerryEscort Mk210146Gerard SeamanDaniel HanrattyBandonCivic17147Glenda BoyleJasmine BoyleManorCivic148Michael NuttDesmond NuttCastlerockCivic2149Eamon McLaughlinSteven BoyleDerryNova10150Mark GlackinMichael GlackinLetterkennyCivic11151Stephen GallinaghSean DohertyKillygordonCorsa9152Alan BrowneMichael DonnellanKilkennyImpreza20Junior entry list2016’s Donegal International Rally sponsored by Joule.J1Kevin McLaughlinPatrick GallagherDunfanaghyCivicJ2J2Michael BoyleDermot McCaffertyLeititmacawardCivicJ2J3Paul CreamerPatrick DurningDunfanaghyCivicJ2J4Justin RyanStephen MonaghanGalwayCivicJ2J5Christy McCarthyCathal QuillCorkCivicJ2J6Cathal McCarthyGavin SheehanCorkEscort Mk2J2J7Chris McLaughlinNiall O DonnellLetterkennyCorollaJ2J8Stephen McDonaghDamien WhoirskeyLetterkennyCorollaJ2J9Sean HeraghtyGary LockhartRameltonCorollaJ2J10Neil Martin BroganRyan MooreDunfanaghyCivicJ2J11Declan GreeneStephen DooganDungloeCorollaJ2J12Stephen PeoplesKieran BurkeKilmacrennanEscort Mk2J2J14Kevin HorganStephen HorganCorkCivicJ2J15Connor WoodsChristopher CorryFermanaghCivicJ2J16Colin McFaddenChristopher MoffittKilmacrennanCivicJ2J17Shaun DohertyOisin McTaggartCreesloughEscort Mk2J2J18Noel MurphyJohn BurkeMayoCivicJ2J19Darren BarrettTBAMaynoothCivicJ2J20Aaron HammelmannGary ByrneKillybegsCivicJ2J21Philip WassonNiall CampbellDunfanaghyPeugeot 206J2Historic RallyH1Seamus O ConnellSean MageeDungivenEscort Mk2H2David GooseRichard WardleLincolnshireEscort RSD5H3Andy JohnsonTBADownChevette HSRKH4Frank CunninghamRoss FordeFloridaEscort RSKH5Brendan McAreeJP McAreeBallinodePorshe 911KH6Stephen McFerranJames McKeefreyDerryEscortD5H7Jimmy McRaePauline GullickScotlandFirenzaC5H8Dave PritchardEmyr HallGwyneddEscortKH9Robert AdamsonJane NicolAyrshireEscortD3H10John CoyneChristy FarrellCaliforniaSunbeamKH11Iarla CartyJoe WhyteBundoranMini Cooper SC1H12Philip McKibbinLynn McKibbinArdeeEscort M1C3H14Niall CreightonGregory RoberetsMoiraCortinaB3H15Patrick BrennanDamien DohertyArmaghEscortD3H16Harry BrowneMartin McGrathMoiraAvengerC2H17Ivan WarwickEvelyn WarwickBallymenaAudi QuattroKH18PJ WilhareDarren ShielsCranfordEscortJOULE DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY 2016 ENTRY LIST was last modified: May 25th, 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Poland v Republic of Ireland: Live talkSPORT commentary, team news & start time

first_img smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more MONEY What time is kick-off?The game takes place at the Municipal Stadium on Tuesday, September 11.Kick-off is at 7.45pm UK time.It’s three years since the sides last met, when Poland ran out 2-1 winners in Euro 2016 qualifying thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski and Grzegorz Krychowiak.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Tune into talkSPORT2 from 7.30pm for live coverage of the big game.You can listen using your DAB radio, the talkSPORT app or our web player.The match will also be shown live on Sky Sports Mix. possible standings Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade O’Neill wants to see some pride from his team highlights England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 Team newsPoland: Szczesny, Kedziora, Glik, Kaminski, Reca, Blaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Linetty, Kurzawa, Milik, PiatekSubs: Peitrzak, Bednarek, Goralski, Lewandowki, Klich, Skorupski, Szymanski, Dzwigala, Kadzior, Bereszynski, Frankowski, FabianskiRepublic of Ireland: Randolph, Christie, Keogh, Egan, Long, Stevens, Hendrick, Williams, O’Dowda, Robinson, O’BrienSubs: Doyle, Duffy, Clark, Meyler, Burke, Horgan, McDermott, Curtis, Doherty, Judge, Hourihane impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack FOOTBALL LATEST Getty silverware The Republic of Ireland will be eager to put their humiliating UEFA Nations League defeat to Wales behind them quickly when they face Poland in an international friendly.Martin O’Neill’s side’s preparations has also been blighted by stories suggesting assistant manager Roy Keane has been involved in arguments with multiple Irish players behind-the-scenes. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures last_img read more

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Critics claim Alito has problems of credibility

first_img A White House spokesman, Steve Schmidt, said critics are “trying to smear a good man.” Schmidt said their claims are a “recognition by the Democratic groups that there is thin gruel from which to mount a rational opposition to the Alito nomination.” Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told reporters Friday that a lot of information was requested and “there may be some times when people forget.” He added, “When reminded, the key is coming forward with the information.” The fate of Alito’s nomination to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor probably will be determined by his writings and formal rulings on abortion as well as the other opinions issued during 15 years on the appeals court. Alito’s supporters say that barring an unexpected turn at confirmation hearings, he will be confirmed for the high court. Ironically, Alito’s critics find no fault with the legal opinion in the Vanguard case, and even his six-figure investment in the firm’s mutual funds has seemed a secondary concern at times. Not so a commitment to the Judiciary Committee during his appeals court confirmation in 1990. Alito pledged then to disqualify himself from cases involving Vanguard and three other entities. Yet Alito was on a three-judge panel that ruled unanimously in 2002 in favor of Vanguard on a case involving the account of a deceased investor. Subsequently, the investor’s widow sought a new review and Alito’s disqualification, citing his substantial investments. Alito wrote the chief judge of the 3rd Circuit that he did not believe he was required to disqualify himself, although he said he was voluntarily stepping aside. The letter did not mention the pledge he had made to the Senate, and it is not clear whether Shantee Maharaj, the woman who sought to disqualify him, knew about it. Initially, Alito and Bush administration officials said his initial participation was the result of a computer error that had failed to flag the case. Then, responding to a letter last month from the Judiciary Committee chairman, GOP Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, Alito wrote that his pledge to the committee covered his “initial service” as a judge. As time passed, he said, he realized it had been “unduly restrictive.” But a questionnaire Alito returned to the committee last week shows that as late as 2005, he removed himself from a case involving Vanguard because it was on a “standing recusal list.” The dispute surrounding an alumni organization is less complex. In 1986, as part of an application for a new job in the Reagan administration, Alito stressed his conservative credentials. Among them, he cited his membership in the “Concerned Alumni of Princeton University, a conservative alumni group.” The group once said school officials had lowered standards to accept female and minority applicants. In completing the committee’s questionnaire, Alito stepped carefully around the issue. “A document I recently reviewed reflects that I was a member of the group in the 1980s,” he wrote. “Apart from that document, I have no recollection of being a member, of attending meetings or otherwise participating in the activities of the group.” People for the American Way announced Nov. 18 it was seeking records at the Library of Congress that might “shed more light on the activities and ideology” of the group. The questionnaire also requested that Alito provide legal briefs and a detailed summary of his work on Supreme Court cases. He responded with voluminous material dating from his tenure in the Reagan administration. On the same day, a 1985 memo was released separately in which he outlined a legal strategy for eroding and eventually ending abortion rights. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., quickly sought an explanation “for this omission.” He wrote Alito asking whether he participated in drafting the appeal in which the Reagan administration sought the reversal on abortion. Schmidt said Alito omitted the case because he had neither argued it before the Supreme Court nor signed his name to the legal brief. A fellow lawyer in the Solicitor General’s Office, Albert Lauber, said he had been assigned to write part of the brief and that Alito offered to help. Alito “helped with the legal research and analysis, and I think he gave me proposed inserts,” said Lauber, whose assignment did not include drafting the plea to have abortion rights ended. Alito “made a real contribution,” Lauber said in an interview, although he added, “I wrote more than he did.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Challenging his candor and, by implication, his character, Samuel Alito’s critics are seizing on a handful of inconsistencies and omissions in the record to raise doubts about the judge’s fitness for the Supreme Court. By themselves, the issues seem minor: Shifting explanations for Alito’s participation in a 2002 case involving the mutual fund company Vanguard. Alito had pledged in 1990 to Congress that he would step aside. A statement that Alito did not recall his membership in a controversial conservative Princeton alumni group until recently seeing a document. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals A 1985 Reagan administration legal brief seeking the reversal of a landmark abortion rights case. The material was not sent to the Senate along with other records. Critics of the federal appeals court judge say they detect a pattern. “A credibility gap is emerging with each new piece of information released on Judge Alito’s record,” said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is to begin confirmation hearings Jan. 9. “He bears an especially heavy burden at the hearings in January to explain the growing number of discrepancies between his current statements and his past actions,” said Kennedy, D-Mass. Ralph Neas, president of People for the American Way, said that as more documents about Alito’s record become public, “a disturbing lack of credibility has begun to emerge across a range of key issues.” last_img read more

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How Not to Name a Company in The Digital Era

first_imgIn the digital era, executives are discovering that there is more at stake in selecting the right name for a company, product or service than in the pre-Internet era, but the path to follow is often laden with new rules that can make the task at hand more treacherous.Earlier this year, old media stalwart Tribune Publishing Co., owner of the venerable Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, stumbled badly when it renamed itself “tronc,” a short version of Tribune online content. The name change was supposed to represent the company’s shift to the high-growth online content business. But it attracted instant derision instead, with The Washington Post opining that “Tribune lost its mind.”While Tribune recognized the need to get with the times and present a more modern image, its attempt to follow the new digital rules for branding while still honoring important aspects of the old rules was less than gracefully executed. At least, it understood that choosing the name of a company or product is becoming increasingly more critical. That’s because a company’s name is usually also its web address, so choosing a name people can remember should bring in more traffic — translating to higher revenues.“Name selection is more important now than ever before,” says Alexandra Watkins, founder of brand consulting agency Eat My Words. “Your name has to work harder than it did 20 years ago.” Driving the charge are shifts in technology and consumer habits. The ubiquitous presence of internet domain names and web addresses, or URLs, social media and the prevalent use of smartphones and tablets with their smaller screens call for new rules on how a company, product or service should select its name, marketing experts say.“Yahoo! started this shift in early 2000 when it was formed and disrupted the conventions of naming companies and logos,” says Sinan Kanatsiz, chairman of the Internet Marketing Association. Yahoo stands for “Yet Another Hierarchically Organized Oracle.” At the time, it was a bold move for a company to give itself such a whimsical name with no obvious link to its core business — flying in the face of old rules that include naming a firm after a founder. “The trend is toward simplicity and using acronyms,” Kanatsiz notes.the treUnique URLs that are easy to remember and build on the company’s name, mission or brand tend to drive potential customers and partners to the organization’s website, where information can be provided about the firm or where its products and services can be sold.Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger believes that names help brands represent what they stand for, which in turn impacts choice in the marketplace. “Intel picked the name Pentium [for its chips], because it sounded fast and high tech,” he says. “Buick picked the name Enclave because it sounded roomy and hip.”In a research paper titled “Empirical Evidence for Domain Name Performance,” Karl Ulrich, vice dean of entrepreneurship and innovation at Wharton, found several traits in selecting a domain name that attracted more traffic to a website.1. Short names.Domain names of seven characters or less, excluding the dot.com or other suffix, tended to yield higher traffic. Visitors to a website would decrease by 7% if the domain name was expanded to 10 characters, Ulrich says. Basically, that translates into a 2% reduction in traffic for each additional character beyond the sweet spot of seven characters or less.2. Numbers count.Adding a number to a domain name also helped increase traffic, the paper found. Include a numeral and the website’s rank would rise by 8.19%, based on a study of 1.28 million unique domains that were ranked according to the amount of traffic they attracted.3. Ditch hyphens.What about the lowly hyphen? It can lower a website’s rank by 2.9% if one is used in the domain name, according to the study.Leonard Lodish, Wharton emeritus professor of marketing, notes that sometimes names are intentionally misspelled because the URL for the word in the right spelling is not available. But then, the company has to spend to build its brand identity. “In some cases, the URLs are taken so companies have to spell their names funny. It’s the cost of doing business and it hurts, not helps,” he says. “Like Uber and Amazon, companies like these have to spend a lot of money to let people know what they stand for.”Lodish was the first outside director for Diapers.com, which initially got its start as 1-800-Diapers in 2005 but then two years later purchased its current domain name. He says the new name made the company more efficient, because it had to spend less money to acquire new business. “A good name should differentiate the company, or product, and be memorable just from the name,” he says. “Your target audience should understand why the company or product is better than the competition.”If your company’s name is not available as a domain name, find creative ways around it. For example, luxury condo complex Lumina in San Francisco was not deterred when a technology company with the same name snapped up the Lumina.com domain, Watkins says. It grabbed LuminaSF.com. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline chose BigBadCough.com to tell the public about the dangers of whooping cough and the need for people to get a vaccine, instead of using a URL with its corporate name, she adds. “Don’t let the availability of your dot-com [name] stop you from [creatively choosing] a great domain,” Watkins says. “About 90% of our clients get it that it is OK not to have the exact same domain name, but the startups, especially, don’t get it.”However, the URL should be associated with the company’s name and be unique, says Wharton marketing professor Barbara Kahn. “You want to get them to your website,” she explains, noting how Spotify is a unique URL of a made-up word. Indeed, company names that are comprised of words not found in the dictionary are common in the digital era — in part, because firms are determined to land a web address that is still available. “The biggest trend in selecting names is a move to use made up names,” she says.Siri and Tiny Screens With voice recognition features becoming commonplace, in part spurred by the popularity of the iPhones’ digital assistant Siri, it is becoming imperative that the name of a company sounds exactly how consumers would pronounce it, advises Watkins. For example, people looking for the Mexican restaurant Garaje in San Francisco could mispronounce it and confuse the voice recognition software used to find the eatery.The tiny screens of mobile devices also make name selection more challenging. According to research firm Gartner, 1.5 billion smartphones are expected to be sold worldwide this year, up 7% from the previous year. That means companies will likely want customers to read their name easily and quickly on those small screens, experts say. “The trend in mobile is to look at the screen quickly and, so, you’ll want [consumers] to be able to process things quickly. It’s called perceptual fluency,” Kahn says, pointing to the ease with which a person is able to read a company or product name from the way that it is spelled to the type of font used. Moreover, a short name is also easier to read across the screen of a smartphone, Watkins notes, and a made up name could better fit the bill.However, in the quest for sizzle do not forget substance. Kanatsiz says that a sexy digital name and logo will likely get prospective clients and partners to click on your website or links, but it won’t get the same type of traction as useful information presented in an appealing way. “Millennials don’t care about names or logos. It’s all about the experience,” he adds. “They are more likely to share if something has utility. That’s what is more important.” Related Itemslast_img read more

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His greatest achievement is humility

first_imgI first saw Sachin Tendulkar playing in a friendly one day international match between India and Pakistan in 1989 at Peshawar. That was the only match I played against him. He was not part of the Indian ODI team but got a chance to play because Kapil Dev had to,I first saw Sachin Tendulkar playing in a friendly one day international match between India and Pakistan in 1989 at Peshawar. That was the only match I played against him. He was not part of the Indian ODI team but got a chance to play because Kapil Dev had to sit out due to an injury. That was the match, I believe, where the legend of Sachin Tendulkar was born.He declared his arrival on the big stage by first hitting Mushtaq Ahmed for two huge sixes and then legendary spinner Abdul Qadir for 27 runs in a single over. He hit four sixes off Qadir, three of them in one over. And the 16-year-old was not slogging, those were pure cricketing shots executed to perfection. But what I liked best in him was that he did not utter a single word even though Qadir tried to provoke him. Tendulkar always lets his bat speak for him, something that the youngsters of today must emulate.* Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar* Born April 24, 1973, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra* Height 5 ft 5 in* Education Sharadashram Vidyamandir SchoolTendulkar’s 50th Test century is an achievement not likely to be bettered for a while. He will soon achieve the same in one-dayers. He is undoubtedly the master of records and runs. But, as I said earlier, his greatest achievement is his humility. I remember when I was coach of the Pakistan cricket team, he would come to the nets and watch us practice. He would ask questions, share his problems and seek counsel. That is the hallmark of a great player. He is always trying to improve his skills and you can see that in his game. He can never have enough of cricket. I tell youngsters, “The day you think you are a complete player, your downfall will begin from that very day.” Tendulkar is the antithesis of that. He loves his cricket and wants to keep learning.I remember watching him at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and he, like a beginner, was practising his shots and finessing his timing. It is a remarkable quality. This is what has made him the great player that he is today. Look at how versatile he is. He has adapted so well to the Twenty20 format and to playing in the IPL. He made a 50 in virtually every match while playing for Mumbai Indians last year. It’s a lesson for every youngster. Cricket is not about hitting in the air. It is a mind game. It is played and won in the mind of a cricketer.advertisementToday youngsters try to learn cricket from the laptop. This is ridiculous. It’s a practical game which can’t be taught by machines. If you have to learn the game, learn from Sunil Gavaskar or Sachin Tendulkar. Gavaskar is a textbook, so is Tendulkar. Hundreds of people play cricket, but there are only a handful of Gavaskars and Tendulkars. It’s not only about cricketing skills but several other factors that make a Tendulkar. Look at how he conducts himself off and on the field. He is still rooted in his background and always respectful to his elders. He never makes bombastic statements. All these make him a complete person.Is he the greatest player of all time? There is no answer to this question. He may have a better record than Gavaskar, but you must consider the era in which the other Little Master played. As someone who first played in the 1970s, I have to say that they don’t make fast bowlers like they used to. When Gavaskar and I were playing, we had to face fierce bowling attacks and there was no protection. There was no restriction against bowling bouncers. Gavaskar has scored centuries and double hundreds against those attacks.With due respect to Tendulkar’s incredible achievements, I must say competitiveness in the game has reached an all-time low. There are only a couple of good teams now, and even they are not consistent. In our time, barring one or two teams, all the teams were equally strong. So, it’s unfair to compare players from different generations. But among his contemporaries, Tendulkar is the best. And he has proved that beyond doubt.Apart from being a great player, he is such a warm human being. Whenever he comes to Karachi, he has dinner at my home. He is always so quiet and respectful. He is able to take the highs with the lows, the peaks with the troughs. He knows that as long as you are playing, your performance will speak for you. He is able to handle criticism in a positive way. As a captain he wasn’t so successful but it may well have been because he didn’t have the strongest team. Maybe he didn’t have the support that a Ganguly or a Dhoni gets now.advertisementTendulkar’s greatest virtue has been his consistency. The way he has handled his career and lasted for so long, keeping his passion for runs alive, is a lesson for budding young cricketers in Pakistan and India. He has been a great ambassador for the sport in these troubled times.Facts about Tendulkar: Tendulkar’s first five Test centuries came even before he turned twenty.Tendulkar with Sourav Ganguly hold the world record for the most runs (6,609) scored by the opening pair. Their partnership in 136 matches produced 21 centuries, another world record, and 23 half-centuries.He has won the most man of the match awards (61) and most man of the series awards (15). Has played 185 consecutive ODIs, a world record.At the end of his ninth match, when he scored his first century, he averaged just under 43. It took him 93 innings to progress from his 30th century to the 40th. But his last 10 centuries have come in just 34 innings.In the 50 innings in which he scored hundreds, Tendulkar averages 214.26. He is the top century scorer in the first, second and third innings, and is second only in the number of centuries scored in the fourth innings.Tendulkar has starred in six 200-run partnerships in ODIs, a record that he shares with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.He holds the record of getting out the maximum number of times in the 90s in international matches. He has been dismissed 26 times (18 in ODIs and 8 in Tests) on scores between 90 and 99. The 18 in ODIs is an ODI record too.Mat: Matches, Inns: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Ave: Average, Wkts: Wickets, BB: Best Bowling, Econ: Economy- Javed Miandad is a former captain and coach of the Pakistan cricket team. He is the only player to have played in six World Cups.last_img read more

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