UFC president calls Jon Jones ‘biggest waste of talent ever’

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Less than a month later, his win was overturned and he got stripped of the title after testing positive for Turinabol, a banned anabolic steroid.READ: UFC champ Jon Jones flagged for another failed doping testFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSpeaking during an interview on The TSN MMA Show, UFC President Dana White couldn’t help but express his disappointment with the promotion’s former poster boy.[It would be the biggest waste of talent] ever. Ever, in all of sports,” the UFC boss described Jones, as relayed by MMA Fighting. MOST READ “Whatever happens [with his suspension], happens. Believe me, I’m not mentally or emotionally invested in that anymore.” Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The guy is so talented and gifted, God knows what he’d be doing right now if he had never got in trouble. He could possibly be the heavyweight champion and have the defense record that couldn’t be broken. The list goes on and on of what could’ve been with Jon Jones.”Aside from being practically undefeated—with his lone loss coming from a disqualification—Jones holds the prestige as the youngest fighter to hold UFC gold.His reign included eight-title defenses, but he’s also been stripped of the title on three separate occasions—another UFC record.Jones is currently awaiting a hearing at the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) regarding his latest drug failure, which could earn him a possible four-year suspension.Regardless of Jones’ verdict, White made it clear that he won’t be losing sleep over it anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Cone apologizes to Black for handshake snub Jon Jones reacts after knocking out Daniel Cormier during UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, Saturday July, 29, 2017.  (Hans Gutknecht /Los Angeles Daily News via AP)Disgraced mixed martial artist Jon Jones has been given plenty of chances by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), but his latest conundrum seems to be the final straw.After a string of run-ins with the law, the two-time UFC light heavyweight champion returned to glory last July, knocking out Daniel Cormier in UFC 214.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Misinformation, false promises by Govt affecting Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,The old saying goes “no news is good news” – it even gives us hope. In our present situation in Guyana, false news and information is dangerous and alarming on the other hand. This now illegal Government has been on the path of false promises, false and malicious information and lies from the day that they took office to date – and it keeps getting worse. Aside from the ill governance and massive corruption within the Administration, the information that is released from Government officials and agencies alike are all ninety per cent false. It has come to the point that one cannot take for granted anything at all that is said on behalf of the Government by the press or their officials. All Governments worldwide, of course, always have television, radio and other media that reflect, let’s say, the “positive”  side of things for them. In contrast, the opposing party/s have their source of information broadcast which is usually very critical of the ruling party. Any smart person would listen objectively to both sides because the truth is always somewhere in the middle.Now, aside from day-to-day news and with serious reference to vital information, we expect almost identical language from both sides regarding press releases, addresses and proclamations that will be used by the citizens as guidance. It is absolutely important to be credible and this Government dangerously fails in this area. Citizens are now totally relying on the Opposition for accurate and reliable news in order to guide us. That is a total shame on the Government’s part. The Chronicle newspaper takes printing misinformation to new dimensions and thus takes the prize. Most of the headlines are so incredibly false and stupid that it is just a waste of printing paper in my opinion and as everyone knows, this newspaper is the major mouthpiece of the Government.Take the recent case of the House-to-House Registration process from start to finish; almost every headline in the Chronicle was misleading, almost every announcement by then President Granger and his Administration was misleading. The only way to get accurate information on what to do was via Mr Jagdeo’s weekly press conferences and other interviews and programmes by the PPP Administration. If I had listened to the other side, I would have totally wasted my time bothering to register when it was not necessary at all and I am a person who hates to waste time on things.The PPP fought for and succeeded so far in protecting our constitutional right to vote.Now recently (about a week ago) Mr Granger croaked and mumbled around regarding a date for elections. Moments afterwards, headlines screamed like sirens…only to retract like screeching brakes shortly after because closer inspection of what was said by the President left us all in doubt. Thankfully, after the PPP voiced annoyance at his ambiguous announcement and the international communities chimed in, he was forced to give us a definite date for elections (I won’t bother to repeat it, let’s hope it prevails). Now all is well right?? Absolutely no way! The “official” gazette published the duration for the Claims and Objections period..and just as we suspected, it was erroneous…they ummm, miscalculated the days “accidentally”, adding two additional weeks! I think that was corrected, but don’t be too happy just yet. Mr Aubrey Norton also announced a few days ago on NCN that people need to check that their names are on the list and report to the nearest GECOM office to verify same, otherwise they would not be able to vote! he added that we must also ensure that “phantoms” who were added to the list by the PPP are removed! That man is a hideous liar. In the same breath, he is making a last-minute attempt to misinform the public again by saying that we all need to verify with GECOM although our names appear on the PLE. Mr Norton, you and your Government are the ones who were trying to use the House-to-House Registration process to “deregister” legitimate voters. Shame on you all (again). GECOM never discussed removing legitimate voters from the list once their names are already there. We are, however, patiently awaiting Mr Jagdeo’s press conference to hear his opinion on that matter.These outreaches that the illegal Government continues to make at the expense of taxpayers is another headache. Look at that picture of a muddy road to Lethem being replaced by that of a photoshopped finished road and the heading that said “promise kept”! What promise? the road has not been built as yet! All that this Administration can do is peddle false information.Sincerely,Shane Lindielast_img read more

Liberia to Get US$150M from Norway

first_imgThe Norwegian and Liberian Governments have announced a US$150 million partnership that would benefit the latter.The announcement was made Tuesday, September 23 at the UN Climate Summit in New York.The partnership is geared toward putting a stop to the destruction and deforestation of Liberia’s rainforest.A press statement issued by the forest watch dog, Global Witness Tuesday, hailed the partnership between Liberia and Norway as steps to Liberia’s forest development, growth and progress.Accordingly, the deal foresees an end to new logging contracts, more scope for forest-dependent communities to manage their forests, and increase protected forest areas, Global Witness statement said.As Liberia contends with a horrifying Ebola outbreak, this partnership would reduce incentives for Liberia to liquidate its forests for cash, and would help put the country’s shattered economy on a more sustainable path towards poverty reduction and environmental protection.The agreement is part of Norway’s plan to help cut carbon emissions globally through preventing deforestation in an effort to reduce the impacts of climate change.“Yesterday’s announcement by Liberia and Norway is momentous,” said Global Witness Director Patrick Alley. “For decades Liberia’s forests have been more of a curse than a blessing.”“The experiment to generate economic development through industrial scale logging has failed, with logging companies routinely logging illegally, skirting taxes, and causing huge damage to forests and forest communities.The proposed shift towards community management and conservation could be a profound reversal of that failed model.”Liberia is home to 43 percent of the remaining Upper Guinean rainforest, which also covers parts of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast.It is estimated that one third of Liberia’s 4.3 million people live in the country’s forests with many more reliant on them.Under the terms of the Norway-Liberia agreement Liberia has pledged to: place a moratorium on new logging contracts and review logging concessions that are illegal or not performing.It will also increase support for communities wishing to manage their forests, including practical training and research into new sustainable forest economies.Liberia agreed to conserve at least 30 percent or more of Liberia’s forests as protected areas. The West African nation also said it will respect the rights of rural landowners, including those who own their land under customary law, and ensure that decisions are made only with their free, prior and informed consent.For Norway, it will first assist Liberia in building systems to create new models of forest management, measure carbon stock, and monitor results.Beyond that, direct payments will be made to the Government of Liberia when it can start proving that deforestation rates are decreasing.Implementing these commitments will not be easy, capacity within the Liberian Government is low and will be damaged further by the current Ebola epidemic.Logging companies still operating in the country have broken Liberian laws in the past, and continue to seek new loopholes to access Liberia’s forests.Global Witness is also concerned that the deal could open the door to new agriculture investors, like oil palm companies, some of which have a record of felling forests and grabbing community lands.The agreement requires that new investors avoid deforestation and respect land rights. But for these protections to be enforceable, Liberia will need to adopt laws that ensure these protections.“Over the past two years, the Liberian Government has taken steps to improve governance and is now showing real commitment to helping communities, not companies, benefit from the forest,” said Alley.“With yesterday’s pledges and Norway’s help, we are hopeful that Liberia will continue down this path, although ultimately the proof of this deal will be in its implementation,” Global Witness stressed.The Liberia-Norway partnership would also be key to helping Liberia recover from what has become the world’s worst outbreak of the Ebola virus which, beyond the immediate humanitarian crisis, would deal what the World Bank has termed a “potentially catastrophic blow” to Liberia’s economy in the long-term.“Our thoughts are with the Liberian people during this difficult time,” said Alley.“Once the disease is defeated, however, Liberia would have the opportunity to rebuild in a way that benefits its government, the forests, and the populations’ dependent upon them who are among Liberia’s most vulnerable people,” Global Witness concluded.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Roll Over Simulator in FSJ

The RCMP North District Traffic roll-over simulator is set, to wrap-up its tour of the North Peace this week.The first stop will be 1.30 this afternoon, at the Oil and Gas Commission on 110th avenue.Then tomorrow there will be a 10am public presentation and demonstration, during the Centennial Park Spirit Pole visit, at the North Peace Leisure Centre.Advertisement – Advertisement -There will also be four rural public presentations this week.They’re scheduled for Upper Pine School and the Doig Reserve on Wednesday, at 11am and 1pm respectively.On Thursday they’ll be held at 10am and 1pm, at the Halfway Reserve and Wonowon School.Meantime, BC Hydro has three more Site-C dam open house public consultation sessions scheduled this week and, all of them begin at 6pm.They’re scheduled for tonight at the Chetwynd Recreation Center, tomorrow night at Woodlands Inn in Fort Nelson and, Thursday night atthe Recreation Center in Mackenzie. read more

Klopp delighted Fabinho gives him options in central defence

first_img0Shares0000Brazilian midfielder Fabinho’s assured display in central defence agianst Brighton has given Jurgen Klopp a timely boost in an area where he has suffered several key injuries © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 14 – Brazil midfielder Fabinho impressed Jurgen Klopp enough in central defence in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Brighton to reassure the Liverpool manager he can be a reliable stop-gap partner for Virgil van Dijk.Croatian Dejan Lovren added to the problems in central defence when the World Cup finalist suffered a hamstring injury in the FA Cup defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers last Monday. Joe Gomez is still out with a foot injury although Cameroon international Joel Matip has returned to training after recovering from a broken collarbone.Klopp, though, enthused over Fabinho’s performance against an admittedly limited Brighton attack which leaves his side seven points clear of Manchester City, although the champions can reduce it to four if they beat Wolves later on Monday.“He is a brilliant player and I am happy that he can play (against Brighton) — it’s now pretty clear (that he can play in defence),” said Klopp.“It’s not like it came one attack after the other from Brighton.“We had the ball most of the time, so then it makes sense to have a good footballer in that position.“He did well in these situations (dealing with the high ball) and with (playing) the ball it’s absolutely clear. He has a defending brain and can do it in different positions, it’s good.”Klopp is also hopeful that his young full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has not damaged his ankle too badly.The 20-year-old England international failed to start against Brighton after turning his ankle when warming up.“Trent on the ground — he’s a hard boy so that’s not a good sign and the doc came, something with the ankle,” said the 51-year-old German.“And it was pretty painful. He made the sprints, but I didn’t like the way he did the sprints because when he slowed down, I thought it looked a bit like limping.“I don’t know exactly what it was and I hope it will not take long, that he doesn’t feel it any more.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

England star OUT of European Under-21 Championship

first_img Saido Berahino in action for the England Under-21s Saido Berahino has been forced to withdraw from the England Under-21 camp through injury.The forward will play no further part in the 2015 European Under 21 Championship in Czech Republic.Wolves’ Benik Afobe has been called up and will join Gareth Southgate’s squad ahead of England’s group games against Sweden (21 June) and Italy (24 June).Southgate said: “It’s a great personal disappointment for Saido.He’s very conscious of it not affecting the team and we’re personally disappointed for him because he’s been with us from the very first game, scored our first goal and has been a huge part of the reason why we’re here. It’s a great shame he won’t be able to finish the job.“For us, it’s important that we move on and the rest of the group respond and react in the right way as they have done throughout the competition.”Southgate will now welcome Afobe into the squad on the back of a successful season at Molineux which saw him score 13 goals in 23 games since arriving at the Championship side in January. Prior to that he had fired ten in League One for MK Dons earlier in the campaign whilst on loan.He’s previously represented the Three Lions at U16, U17, U19 and U21 level, alongside many of the squad in Czech Republic.“I’ve kept in contact with him in case something like this happened,” added Southgate. “He’s always been super positive about being involved and he’s excited by it. He’s had an excellent season with MK Dons and Wolves this season and he deserves the opportunity.“He knows most of the group already from playing in other age groups so we’re looking forward to seeing him.” 1last_img read more

Hungry dogs come out of the shadows

first_imgFlorida health regulations previously prevented all dogs except service animals from joining patrons al fresco, although several restaurants ignored the rules until local regulators started cracking down last year. Rep. Sheri McInvale, an Orlando Republican, filed the bill after some complained they were threatened with fines. The measure creates a three-year pilot program, and the state will determine whether to continue it. Allowing dogs to dine will be up to each county, and even if it’s allowed, restaurant owners will still decide individually whether to participate. Bush said the bill will allow dog lovers and their pets to “have a brewski together, have a hot dog together or whatever they want outdoors. “It just seems like it’s a small thing, but it’s going to be an important thing for a whole lot of people.” Not everyone supported the bill. Orlando resident George Jones said he thought legally allowing dogs to dine in public was “the most ignorant thing I’ve ever seen.” “They eat well, but they don’t eat with me,” Jones, 51, said of his border collie and black Labrador. “I’ve already made the decision that I won’t go to any place that will allow them. I just don’t think people should eat with dogs; that’s disgusting.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ORLANDO, Fla. – At just 1 year old, Theo had already turned to a life of crime. The tiny Yorkie would sneak into restaurants inside his owner’s bag, usually undetected, but he and Marcy Richardson were occasionally kicked out. Now the 26-year-old Richardson and Theo can stop worrying and start chowing down. Gov. Jeb Bush on Friday signed the so-called “doggie dining” bill, which allows local governments to let restaurants permit dogs to eat with their owners outside. last_img read more


first_imgSPORT: The Annual Letterkenny Gaels 5k Road Race, Fun Run & Walk takes place tomorrow evening 31st May at 7.30pm.This 5k is part of the Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix series and is popular with runners and walkers alike as the course is flat and fast. The race starts on The Thorn Road and continues past A7 and turns right at Sweeneys Spar heading for the Station Roundabout.The race then continues to the Polestar where participants will be directed left past the Mt. Errigal Hotel and on towards the A7 again before finishing on The Thorn Road.Refreshments/Presentation afterwards at Letterkenny Gaels Club House.Entry Fee – Athletes €8 – U-16 €5 – Family €15. LARGE CROWD EXPECTED AT LETTERKENNY GAELS GAA CLUB 5K TONIGHT was last modified: May 31st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:5kfundraiserGAALetterkenny GaelsSportlast_img read more

Mane reportedly another key Liverpool player set to commit to the club

first_img Liverpool latest possible standings REVEALED shining Although he has three years remaining on his current deal, the Mirror report Klopp is keen to ensure the player is rewarded financially for two stellar seasons with the club.After joining from Southampton in a £34million deal in 2016, Mane has 33 goals in 73 games for Liverpool.Team-mates Salah and Firmino both signed new five-year contracts this summer, on £200,000 and £180,000 per week respectively, and Klopp believes Mane warrants a similar wage packet.The German believes the willingness of these high-profile names to remain with the club, despite interest from elsewhere, shows how Liverpool are no longer a stepping stone to bigger things.Claiming the environment at the club had shifted since Philippe Coutinho left for Barcelona in January, Klopp said: “We are Liverpool as a team and the boys want to be part of it.“That’s really cool and it’s a big achievement for the club because these boys, Bobby Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, and a lot of the others as well, could play for pretty much any team in the world.“That’s how it is and a good sign for the club.“It is an improved situation that these players don’t use us and then go.“It’s cool but now we all together have to deliver. Sign your contracts but now, go again.”Having spent a league-leading £175m on new talent this summer, Liverpool are one of the favourites to challenge holders Manchester City for the Premier League title in 2018/19, and end a 29-year wait for a championship. smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday cracker How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Mane celebrates scoring for Liverpool during the Champions League Final Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Sadio Mane will sign a new long-term deal at Liverpool in the next few weeks.In the latest piece of good news for the club this summer, the Senegal star joins fellow Reds frontmen Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in committing his future to the club.Despite often being less heralded than the other members of Jurgen Klopp’s fearsome attacking trio, Mane, 26, still hit the 20-goal mark last season.That tally included ten in the Reds’ Champions League run, with the winger grabbing Liverpool’s equaliser in the final against Real Madrid. 1 silverware last_img read more

Anderson and Miller Koch Lead The Multi-Events On First Day of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee

first_imgStory Links Wednesday Results Anderson opened the day with the fastest 100 meters in 11.02 and also the best long jump of the day at 22-10.Heather Miller Koch racked up 3,493 points through the first four events of the heptathlon to build a solid lead over Sarah Chauchard’s 3,250 points. Miller Koch won three events on the day with wins in the 200 meters (24.18), 100-meter hurdles (14.30) and high jump (5-7.75). Wednesday Results (HTML) center_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Dylan Anderson of Indiana and Heather Koch Miller, competing unattached, finished the first day of the multi-events on top of the standings in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively, to open the 107th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee at Drake Stadium on April 27.Anderson finished the day with 3,877 points through the first five events of the decathlon to hold a slim lead over Kale Wolken of Doane who finished with 3,843 points. Kurtis Brondyke, competing for The Other Guys TC, finished the day within striking distance with 3,791 points. The decathlon continues on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. with the women’s heptathlon resuming at 10:30 a.m. The Thursday afternoon session of track and field events starts at 4 p.m. followed by the annual distance carnival at 7:30 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more