Newspaper seller murdered in broad daylight

first_img RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Organisation ColombiaAmericas Reporters Without Borders calls for a full investigation into the murder of the newspaper seller José Darío Arenas, shot dead two days ago as he started work in the morning in Caicedonia, a town in the western department of Valle del Cauca.“The murder of this newspaper seller is a cruel reminder that the lives of all those involved in news and information in Colombia are at risk, whether journalists, media workers or community broadcasters,” the press freedom organization said. Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Colombia ColombiaAmericas “The crime comes towards the end of a violent year for journalists, marked by national strikes in August and the murders of two radio broadcasters for reasons as yet undetermined. Once again, links to the victim’s work must be explored in this latest case.” Darío, who worked for the newspaper EXTRA del Quindío, was calling out the day’s first local news stories when he was shot repeatedly. Shortly afterwards, the newspaper received an ominous phone call saying “first one down!” according to the Press Freedom Foundation. EXTRA del Quindío had just published an article exposing management irregularities in Caicedonia prison. According to local sources, the murder was believed to be linked to the article’s publication. The high level of impunity in Colombia is exacerbated by the slowness of proceedings, which means the statute of limitations may expire. On the day Darío was killed, the investigation into the murder of radio journalist Manuel José Martínez Espinosa passed the fateful 20-year limit. Photo: FLIP News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports September 30, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper seller murdered in broad daylight May 13, 2021 Find out more News October 21, 2020 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

Buncrana Councillor outlines some positives from recent Minister Phil Hogan meeting

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook By News Highland – June 13, 2013 Pinterest News WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleLetterkenny Town Council may take legal action to prevent council being scrappedNext articleSenator claims St Mary’s NS Stranorlar investment a victim of ‘policical opportunism’ News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Buncrana Councillor outlines some positives from recent Minister Phil Hogan meeting Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The Environment Minister Phil Hogan has indicated that towns such as Buncrana and Letterkenny which are losing Town Councils will have some local discretion to raise funds.Buncrana Clllr Nicholas Crossan was part of a national AMAI delegation which met Minister Hogan this week.He says the minister was not for turning on his plan to abolish town councils, and insisted there would be a  single county rate set in Lifford.However, Cllr Crossan says there is scope for municipal districts to be formed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/crossrawMUNC.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Oriel graduate sues law school

first_imgA jurispudence graduate from Oriel College is suing OXLIP, an Oxford based law college, for £100,000, after she failed to qualify as a solicitor at the end of her course. Miss Abramova, who graduated from Oriel in 2004 with a 2:1, began a legal practitioner’s course at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (OXILP), aiming to become a solicitor. Abramova alleges that OXILP had not adequately prepared her for the exams, and that their “clearly negligent” tuition resulted in her failure to qualify as a solicitor, and subsequent failure to pass the New York Bar Exam. “I recently decided not to retake that examination,” Abramova told the Court. She added, “This is because I have found it psychologically difficult to take legal examinations following my experiences on the Course and subsequently, at OXILP”.Abramova’s barrister, Oliver Hyams, told the court that the law college failed Ms Abramova by only providing “tuition in examination techniques” after she had already failed her first set of tests in May 2005.A spokesman for OXILP said, “At all times since 2004, the year Maria began her course, [her work] has consistently been graded ‘very good’ or as is the case now ‘commendable’ – the top grade.”The spokesperson added that of the 357 other students who studied who studied at the Oxford Law School in the same year as Abramova, more than 99% went on to pass the paper over which Abramova is suing. Josephine Lyall, who is currently studying on the LPS course, said, “You’re not examined on anything you’re not actively taught…[the tutors] tell you everything you need to know”. Lyall said her previous studies of Classics, at St Hilda’s College, were “much more demanding”. She described her current legal course as “much more programmed”, and added that it is “a lot easier [than Oxford]– you don’t really need to think about it too much”. Abramova’s decision to sue her Law College after failing to pass her exams has prompted wider concerns that the raise in tuition fees for higher education will usher in a new “consumer culture” among students. The fees in 2005 for the OXILP course were £8,195 for both home and international students. OUSU President David Barclay told Cherwell, “This case is a clear signal of how a consumer culture will affect universities. “As students take an increasingly large financial stake in their studies, expectations of course quality and student experience will undoubtedly go up. “Oxford University needs to invest now in the mechanisms that will take these expectations into account. “We need to give students the opportunity to solve their own problems, otherwise this will not be the last time we see [establishments] in court.”OXILP was established jointly by the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes in 1993. It became a fully integrated part of Oxford Brookes within the School of Social Sciences and Law in 2008.last_img read more

Gearing up for a consequential fall

first_imgThis story is part of a series about the ways in which faculty are innovating and planning for fall classes online.Musa Syeed views having the students in his film course geographically scattered as a unique opportunity. His plan for this fall is to study a community-engaged approach to documentary filmmaking, and each of the 12 undergrads enrolled will produce a short film from wherever they are living. Video will be shot on personal smartphones, but supplemented by snap-on lenses, cinema video apps, and external audio recorders — some of which will be mailed to students.“Remote learning actually presents a real opportunity for a community-based film workshop, since students can now document communities far beyond campus — communities they’ve likely grown up in, or spent significant time in,” said the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in English, who will lead the workshop “Get Real: The Art of Community-Based Film.” “I’m hoping we’ll not only see a real breadth of communities represented, but also a real depth in exploring them as students bring their existing experience and relationships into filmmaking.”Syeed is but one of dozens of faculty members pivoting to a confluence of events that will undeniably reshape the future, profoundly and in unforeseeable ways. The COVID-19 pandemic, the reckoning over American racism, and the high-stakes presidential election will drive much of the conversation and the curriculum in various ways in the upcoming academic year. With summer online training and ambitious rethinking of coursework, professors are finding ways to ensure that they’re taking fullest advantage of the medium and the message.,“The process of reimagining my course in our new virtual context has expanded my thinking about how to create the conditions that best support students’ personal growth and community impact,” said lecturer Matthew Lee, who will teach the sociology course “Crime, Justice, and Healing.” Students will reflect on present inequities, such as examples from the Black Lives Matter movement, through a sociological lens. Lee hopes the Zoom classroom will be a space full of vigorous conversations and ideas that lead to action. “I have given much more thought to how I can offer a contemplative educational process this fall that affirms the inherent dignity of all students, helps us be more aware of ongoing suffering and more present to the uncomfortable emotions that we and others may experience, and to use these experiences as a source of motivation to take beneficial action.”Anne Harrington, the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science, will focus on the evolution of psychiatric care in her course “Mental Health Matters: Recurring Themes and Unfinished Business.” The class’ inquiry will be shaped by conversations with frontline clinicians, student groups, and creative projects through the semester.“The issues raised by this course could not be more timely. Both the pandemic and the national reckoning with racism have, in different ways, put a new spotlight on concerns about mental health,” said Harrington. “They have made longstanding inequities in our society more visible, revealed the limitations of many of our social institutions of care, and challenged us to listen to voices and stories that have been historically overlooked.”,In studies of women, gender, and sexuality, lecturer Phyllis Thompson is preparing “Domestic Witness: ‘At Home’ for Better or Worse,” which will describe the history of the home and its intersections with matters of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Using knowledge from her research in American domesticity, Thompson will provide space for students to understand how aspects of COVID-19 are a response to the history of the “home” as a culturally specific construct.“This has been a period in which many of us have spent unprecedented times in our homes, altering our experiences of domestic spaces and reinventing our routines,” Thompson said. “Many people have found themselves thinking about domesticity in newly focused ways — whether because divisions of household labor are altered or exposed, or because the habits that sustained us are unavailable or newly irrelevant, or because new skills or undertakings are providing surprising satisfactions. I’m looking forward to working through these issues with my students as they unfold nationally, in real time.”Many introductory courses will use the pandemic as a means of applying learned concepts. In the course “Computing for Science and Engineering,” Efthimios Kaxiras, the John Hasbrouck Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics, will introduce students to computational tools and their applications to financial markets, physics, engineering, and COVID-19. By teaching students how to mathematically model the pandemic, the course may help them better understand the conditions under which we currently live.Though the coronavirus is in the forefront of many minds, Sheila Jasanoff, the Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School, will marry considerations about the current climate crisis and the upcoming presidential election in her course “Environmental Politics.” Through four group research projects aligned with the four modules of the course, students will discuss climate change and environmental protection while learning how politics influence these growing problems. “What an exciting moment to be exchanging with each other, to be in this together.” — Ingrid Katz Administrators’ concerns include the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus and the possibility of additional quarantines Blum’s course ‘The Harvard Novel’ takes students back to campus Insights into online learning Harvard, by the books Six graduate and professional Schools to remain online for fallcenter_img Pioneering initiative edX offers guidance and support as colleges sort out fall plans “This semester includes a national presidential election, which raises the question of what environmental politics the United States will follow starting in January 2021,” said Jasanoff. “What role will the United States play in the evolution of humans as a species on this planet? Is the nation going to take part in this planning of the future? This course is really about what sort of future we are all going to live in, as we are all part of the environment.”Allan Brandt, professor of history of science and Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, and Ingrid Katz, associate faculty director at the Harvard Global Health Institute and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, will lead their students in a broad-based examination of the fallout from the pandemic as it unfolds. Their General Education course “Confronting COVID-19: Science, History, Policy” will take an interdisciplinary approach to viewing the deadly outbreak and the questions it raises for politics, economy, culture, and society.“This is a course that is really of the COVID moment, you might say. It will bring together a remarkable group of Harvard faculty to teach undergraduates about one of the most unprecedented crises of almost any of our lifetimes,” said Brandt. Related “Everything that’s ever been written on this particular virus has been written in the last six months,” Katz added. “We really want to bring that sense of immediacy to students. We think it may invite a new type of discussion, one that may not be as common when we are speaking about something that has already occurred in the past. And, though we are all experiencing the effects of the virus, there will still probably be many people who are coming from all over the country and possibly the world, and who will be able to speak to what’s happening in their local community. What an exciting moment to be exchanging with each other, to be in this together.”last_img read more

Rizzo slams 5 home runs as Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh Pirates 17-8

first_img First Published: 14th September, 2019 17:27 IST Written By WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Ruchit Rastogi SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img COMMENT After a disappointing beginning, Major League Baseball outfit Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Willson Contreras fought back with positive responses in their match on September 14. One for the clubAnthony hit 5 home runs during the match and Contreras was behind two long solo home runs as the Chicago Cubs kept up their pace in the wild-card race after they beat rivals Pittsburgh Pirates in a 17-8 win.First timer, Nico Hoerner hit a shot that had him take 2 runs in his first Major League homer. Meanwhile, the Brewers lost to the Cardinals on September 13 who also hold the top spot in the National League Central standings.The 22-year-old made his debut for the team after the Cubs issued a statement that second baseman Javier Baez would be out for the remainder of the season after he suffered a hairline fracture in this left-hand thumb.Read: WATCH: Earthquake Caught On Camera As Baseball Game Goes On As Usual In Los Angeles, Commentator Asks ‘How Are They Continuing To Play’?Willson, Nico, and right fielder Nicholas Castellanos hit a home run early in first as Chicago Cubs scored 5 times and kept on going and did not any sign of slowing down after the Pirates pounced on pitcher Jon Lester for a 4-0 lead.The manager of the Chicago Cubs, Joe Maddon, stated that he was expecting his team to respond in the way that they did. He further added that with the situation in the match, his team showed great spirit. He further added that he wanted to have a positive mindset that his team would continue this run of great results. Read: Humility & Sportsmanship: Here’s What Ben Stokes Said About Being Nominated For New Zealander Of The YearCub’s hunger to win the matchContreras said that during the match he was trying to hit towards the center that increased the score of his home runs to 23. The catcher has scored a total of 4 home runs in 6 matches after recovering from a hamstring injury. He further added that he feeling that his teamwas going to have a good time on the field because everyone was eager to win and that led us to not give up and we bounced back.The cubs made 7 runs in the bottom of the innings when 9 of their batters reached after two fo the batsmen were out. The Chicago Cubs came back from a 3-5 visit to start their final regular-season homestand followed by a weekend series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Read: WATCH | ‘Goosebumps Doesn’t Even Come Close’: Emotions Run High As Indian Women’s Rugby Team Script History To Record First International 15s VictoryRead: First Ever NBA Game In India To See 3000 Students Being Invited LIVE TV Last Updated: 14th September, 2019 22:01 IST Rizzo Slams 5 Home Runs As Chicago Cubs Beat Pittsburgh Pirates 17-8 After a disappointing beginning, Major League Baseball outfit Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Willson Contreras helped Cubs to 17-8 winlast_img read more

Hobbits Were Brain Diseased Modern Humans

first_imgThe discovery of fossils of miniature humans in Indonesia, designated Homo floresiensis but nicknamed Hobbits, was one of the most exciting and controversial announcements of 2004.  Since then, interpretations of the fossils have fallen into two camps: those who think the skeletons represent normal humans with the brain-defective disease microcephaly (10/11/2006), and those who think they represent evolutionary missing links (10/25/2005).  A new paper compared skulls of H. floresiensis with those of modern humans, Homo erectus, and humans with microcephaly.  The result favors the interpretation that the Hobbits most likely were diseased modern humans. The paper was published in PNAS today.1  Using MRI, a team of three anthropologists from New York University and Columbia University measured craniometric ratios for 21 age-corrected skulls infants with microcephaly, with 118 normal skulls for control.  In addition, they measured skull bones of 10 microcephalic individuals, 79 anatomically modern humans, and 17 Homo erectus specimens.  These were compared with two skulls of the so-called Hobbits from Ling Bua cave 1 (LB1).  The results put pressure on those who maintain that the Hobbits represent an evolutionary transitional form prior to the emergence of modern humans: The findings showed that the calculated cerebral/cerebellar ratios of the LB1 endocast [Falk D, et al. (2007) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104:2513–2518] fall outside the range of living normocephalic individuals. The ratios derived from two LB1 endocasts also fall largely outside the range of modern normal human and H. erectus endocasts and within the range of microcephalic endocasts. The findings support but do not prove the contention that LB1 represents a pathological microcephalic Homo sapiens rather than a new species, (i.e., H. floresiensis). In another paleoanthropology article on PhysOrg, we learn that diet can play a big part in the shape of human fossils.  Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that “use over time and not just genetics informs the structure of jaw bones in human populations.”  It’s all about engineering: “The changes to the jaw bones were explained using a theory drawn from engineering, which directly relates the geometry of a bone to the stresses put on it during use.”  While this announcement offers hope for inferring the diet of ancient people, it also casts doubt on phylogenetic interpretations.  “Mechanical pressure from muscle stress and strain from day-to-day activities can remodel the bone’s surface and internal structure,” said JHU anthropologist Megan Holmes.  “Knowing how much the shape of a mandible we find is related to diet and how much genetically connects it to fossils found elsewhere can really help us parse out the family tree” – provided information on probable diet is available, it would seem. So can scientists conclude that “Big brains evolved due to the capacity for exercise?” as another article on PhysOrg suggested?  While the researchers did compare a lot of mammal skulls, it’s not clear that the evolutionary trend they suggested worked on wildebeests and Arctic terns.  Besides, maybe quality counts more than quantity (03/04/2005, 02/07/2010).  Today’s hand-held devices pack more power than the first PCs.  The article indicated that they have more work ahead to test their idea, but maybe not too much can be interpreted about the Hobbits without being able to test their IQ. For earlier articles on Homo floresiensis, see 10/27/2004 for the original entry and search on “Hobbit” in the search bar for over a dozen more. 1. Vannucci, Barron, and Holloway, “Craniometric ratios of microcephaly and LB1, Homo floresiensis, using MRI and endocasts,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print August 8, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1105585108 PNAS August 8, 2011. Don’t you just love scientific jargon?  Microcephaly means “small head.”  The word conveys no understanding whether in Latin or English; it is purely descriptive.  A farmer went to his doctor complaining that his butt itched.  The doctor got out his diagnostic manual, and announced to the patient that he had a case of rectal pruritus.  “What the heck is that?” the farmer asked.  “Itchy butt,” the doctor replied, scientifically. Here’s a plausible scenario for the Hobbit skulls in the cave.  A few thousand years ago, a tribe of human pygmies (03/11/2008), small yet perfectly modern sons of Adam and daughters of Eve, had an epidemic of microcephaly among their members.  Worried they had displeased God, they buried the affected in a special cave, praying for mercy and dedicating the cave to their memory.  In 2004, evolutionists found these skeletons and shouted, “Missing links!”(Visited 44 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Easyjet’s ‘interesting’ futuristic uniforms for 2016

first_imgEasyJet is unveiling an interesting world first for the aviation industry by incorporating wearable technology – including LED messages with customers’ flight details – into cabin crew and engineers’ uniforms.The airline is set to trial the new look at the beginning of 2016 to mark its 20th anniversary and to improve communication and passenger safety procedures.         Read: EasyJet reviewThe cabin crew’s uniforms will be fitted with LEDs on the shoulders and illuminated hems to provide additional lighting. There will also be LEDs on the jacket lapels, displaying important information like fight numbers and destinations, and the crew will also have access to in-built microphones.The engineers’ uniforms will have LEDs in the jacket hoods to illuminate work areas, as well as an in-built camera which they can use to take a quick picture and send it over to another engineer for advice or assistance.Engineers’ jackets will also be fitted with an air quality sensor and barometer features to help staff monitor their work environment and create a map of air quality in different cities for passengers’ information.EasyJet staff collaborated with fashion tech company, CuteCircuit, to create the uniforms. The company is used to working with big names of which its list includes U2, Katy Perry and Nicole Scherzinger.Tina Milton, Head of Cabin Crew for easyJet, said: “Our crew’s primary concern is for the safety of all passengers so it is really exciting to be working on this pioneering new technology which could transform the capability of our uniforms, helping crew to be more easily identified in an emergency as well as helping them to provide great service to passengers.”Ian Davies, Engineering Director, added: “With features like the LED hood and video streaming and communications capability these designs offer practical solutions for engineers working on the ramp whilst enhancing safety at the same time.”EasyJet’s first flight went from Luton to Glasgow on November 10, 1995.The airline today flies more than 68 millions passengers to 137 airports in 31 countries and operates a whopping 788 routes across Europe.Today, to mark its 20th birthday, an easyJet plane was plastered with more than 100,000 photographs, largely passengers’ holiday snaps.Easyjet in flight product ratinglast_img read more

5 reasons to give badminton a try

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Badminton can be a great sport to try in summer as well as providing a range of health benefits. Image: simonkr/IStock.com via AFP RelaxnewsWith the Badminton World Championships 2017 currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, until Sunday 27 August, you might be feeling inspired to pick up a racquet and give the sport a try.Here we round up five reasons why getting out on the court can not only be fun, but also give your health a boost.ADVERTISEMENT Just remember to also wear sunscreen and seek the shade when you need it to avoid a risk of sunburn, and possibly skin cancer.5. Be more socialA badminton match with friends is a great way to socialize, which has health benefits of its own as well as making sport more fun. Spending time with friends can help to stave off loneliness, depression, reduce the risk of an early death, and help to reduce stress levels, which can also lead to further health problems. JBRELATED STORY:After loss, Aussie Olympian binges on fast food WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments After the Typhoon Part 2 PLAY LIST 05:18After the Typhoon Part 201:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games 1. Burn caloriesAs the fastest racquet sport in the world, badminton can definitely work up a sweat! And although you might not be as fast as two-time Olympic champion Lin “Super” Dan, a game of badminton will still get you moving and your heart rate up. Even a moderately intense workout can help prevent cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and stroke as well as reduce your risk of obesity and diabetes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout2. Reduce mortality riskA large-scale study published last year looking at over 80,000 British adults also found that racquet sports such as badminton, tennis and squash are some of the best for lowering risk of death, with those who enjoy a game on the court benefiting from a 47 percent reduction in their mortality risk than those who do no exercise at all. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 3. Boost eye healthA 2013 study from Russia found that playing badminton could help boost eye health. The two-year study found that many children stopped wearing glasses within just two months after taking special badminton lessons three times a week. The findings, from the National Badminton Federation of Russia, even helped put the sports on the country’s sports curriculum.The research also found that the sport could be beneficial to adults who spend too much time working in front of a computer screen, and that badminton’s effect in strengthening eye muscles showed some impressive results.4. Get some fresh airLike other racquet sports such as tennis, badminton is great to play outdoors in the summertime. Getting out into nature and soaking up some vitamin D can also bring additional health benefits, including improved mental health and a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and autism thanks to topping up vitamin D levels.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Cignal HD wins back-to-back D-League titles LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gameslast_img read more

Golovkin skips birth of daughter to train for title fight

first_imgProtesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin attends a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Canelo Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPGennady Golovkin is one of the most dedicated boxers in the world and even the birth of his daughter couldn’t pry him out of the gym.The three-belt champion missed the birth on Friday because he was training for his upcoming world middleweight title fight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Golovkin stayed in the gym for two hours after his wife, Alina, gave birth to the couple’s second child. They also have a son. “He didn’t leave the gym until 6 pm,” Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez said. “The baby was born at 4 pm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“His wife was in the hospital for one day. She came home next day so he was home with them.”Golovkin, who holds the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation middleweight belts, will face Canelo Alvarez in a 12-round mega title fight on Saturday in Las Vegas. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding JRU wins fifth in six games, trumps Letran “Golovkin is a family man. He has always been very, very, very focused,” Sanchez said. “He has never been the type of guy to go out at night. You are never going to lose him for a day.“He just bought his first car six months ago. He didn’t have a car before because he said he spends all his time in the gym.”Golovkin declined to speak about the birth at a news conference on Wednesday at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.“Please don’t ask me about my family. I am just focused on boxing,” he said. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Sanchez said he was concerned during the long training camp about how Golovkin was doing with the baby on the way and the most important fight of his career around the corner.“I started to voice my concern. ‘The baby’s not here’. He said ‘coach the baby is going to come whether I am there or not. I have already done my part.’”Sanchez said Golovkin has been in high spirits as the fight preparation shifted this week from their training camp to Las Vegas.“He is in a great mood. I don’t know if it is because of the baby being here or if because he finally got the fight he wanted,” Sanchez said.Sanchez says Golovkin is a good father and just as dedicated to his family as he is to his work.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Irving’s 47 lead Celtics past Mavericks to extend streak to 16 straight

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LaVar Ball questions Trump’s role in son’s release The winning streak ties the fourth-longest in Celtics history.Boston tied the game at 96 when Irving stole the ball from Dirk Nowitzki and fed Jayson Tatum for an alley-oop lay-up that hung on the rim for a full second before dropping through.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIrving scored his team’s first six points of overtime. Then after Jaylen Brown gave Boston a 104-102 lead with a jumper with 1:39 to play, Irving went to work on Yogi Ferrell, backing him down and drawing contact on a lay-up with 48.5 seconds to play. Though Irving missed the free throw to keep the score 106-102, Dallas never got closer.Harrison Barnes scored 31 points and Wesley Matthews had 18 for Dallas, which came back from an early double-digit deficit as the Celtics went cold for much of the second and third quarters.Irving and Barnes had chances in the final 30 seconds but both missed shots that would have given their teams the lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Mavericks fell behind by as many as 15 points in the first half, outscoring the Celtics 55-35 over the second and third quarters.Dallas took its biggest lead of the game when Yogi Ferrell fed a cutting Dwight Powell for a lay-up to make it 87-74 with 7:47 to play before the Celtics rallied.Boston shot just 10-for-34 over the two middle quarters after building the early lead.TIP-INSCeltics: Marcus Smart came into the game shooting just 27 percent from the field, worst among NBA players with at least 10 attempts per game. And he shot 3-for-15 Monday as the Mavericks backed off and dared him to shoot. But Smart’s 3 with 1:24 to play in the game put Boston within 96-94. . The game was a homecomingfor Boston rookie Semi Ojeleye, who played college basketball at SMU in Dallas.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) intercepts a pass intended for Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Dallas. The Celtics won in overtime, 110-102. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS— Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his season-high 47 points in overtime as the Boston Celtics rallied once again from a double-digit deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 and extend their winning streak to 16 games.The Mavericks led by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter, but as they have several times during their winning streak, the Celtics stormed back.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Mavericks: Guard J.J. Barea won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for October for the relief work he did in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico. He was presented with the award at halftime. Barea has provided more than 100,000 pounds of supplies to the island, and he has raised nearly $750,000 in funds through his own efforts and a YouCaring.com fund drive.UP NEXTCeltics: At Miami on Wednesday. The Celtics beat the Heat on October 28 for win number four of their streak.Mavericks: At Memphis on Wednesday for the team’s third meeting of the season. Each team won at home in a back-to-back series in late October. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more