first_imgNEW YORK, AP: The Ring Magazine is making Muhammad Ali its 1966 Fighter of the Year, a half century after refusing to give him the award because of his disapproval of the draft for the Vietnam War and connection with the Nation of Islam. The boxing magazine said it was righting a wrong by retroactively naming the late heavyweight great as the best fighter of 1966. “The editors at that time obviously felt strongly that Ali, while succeeding in the ring, didn’t meet other criteria they deemed important,” said Michael Rosenthal, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. “But we can see the injustice by today’s standards, even if we take issue with some of things Ali said and did.” Impressive wins Ali won all five of his fights in 1966 and did so in impressive fashion. He was at the peak of his career, which was soon to be interrupted for three years while he fought the courts over his refusal to be drafted. Ali would later have his conscientious objector status upheld by the US Supreme Court, and resumed fighting in 1970. He was named the magazine’s Fighter of the Year in 1972, 1974, 1975 and 1978 along with his original award in 1963. Ali died in June at age 74 after years of battling Parkinson’s.last_img read more

first_imgThe three-year-old campaign leading up to the Guineas classics in April gets under way at Caymanas Park today with the Eight Thirty Sprint over the straight five course confined to native bred fillies taking the spotlight.As is usually the case, the race will be run in two divisions, with 11 declared for the first, and nine for the second. Five debutants are down to contest division one, and judging from the manner in which PAPER CHASER from the Wayne DaCosta stable, and the Dwight Chen-trained EARTH ANGEL have been carrying themselves at exercise, either could win.PAPER CHASER, a chestnut filly by Fearless Vision out of Money Spinner, looked easy out of the straight last Saturday morning in 101:3 by 48.1, while EARTH ANGEL galloped from the gate last Monday in 1:01.1 by 47.3, looking that much sharper than PAPER CHASER.However, they will have to reckon with the pair of BLUE TRADITION and DELPHINIUM, despite both having disappointed on their recent debut behind SARAH LEE over 1100 metres on December 24, finishing fourth and last place, respectively.BEST WORK OUTThe Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes-trained BLUE TRADITION was installed an even-money favourite over 1100 metres, but despite this she missed the break, and ran wide into the straight, when attempting to mend. Having ran green that day, the bay filly by Blue Pepsi Lodge out of Source Of Tradition will be a lot better for the experience, having galloped 1:01.1 by 47.1 from the gate a week ago, and could well recoup losses with in-form apprentice Linton Steadman aboard.Lorenzo Robinson’s DELPHINIUM turned in the best work out of the straight last Tuesday, galloping 1:01.1 by 46.3 and coming from a favourable draw on the outside, will not be out of it. The vote, however, goes to BLUE TRADITION.Division two looks much easier to unravel, as the Dwight Chen-trained MARLENE MY LOVE (Dane Nelson up) has looked so forward In condition that she is tipped to get off the mark immediately. The bay filly by Adore The Gold out of Miss Chestnut looked sharp at exercise on Wednesday morning, galloping out of the straight in 1:01.1 by 47.3 and will be hard to beat.Elsewhere on the 11-race programme, Nelson’s mount, SILVER CLOUD should win the day’s supporting feature for the Allan “Billy” Williams Memorial Trophy over 1400 metres to be contested by 11 overnight allowance horses.Trained by Steven Todd, the grey SILVER CLOUD is not among the fancied runners but has the capacity to win a race of this nature and gets the nod over UNCLE TAF and ROYAL VIBES. I also like BIMINI to win the first race, FRANKENSTORM to repeat in the second, SMASH AMUSEMENT in the fourth and MARVELLOUS MARVA in the eighth.last_img read more

first_img Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was merely a spectator for most of the match and had plenty of time to admire his heir apparent. Donnarumma turned 18 only last month but he has already played more than 60 times in Serie A and made two Italy appearances. He notably kept out a Miralem Pjanic free kick then denied Sami Khedira with the help of De Sciglio’s goal-line clearance. He also managed to deflect Pjanic’s shot onto the crossbar. Milan midfielder Jose Sosa was sent off following a second booking in the third minute of stoppage time and Juventus upped the pressure. Gonzalo Higuain’s acrobatic effort was parried by Donnarumma but the ball was crossed back into the area and struck De Sciglio’s arm from close range. Fino alla fine (Until the end) is the Juventus motto and it lived up to it again as Paulo Dybala converted a penalty with the last kick of the match to beat AC Milan 2-1 and go 11 points clear in Serie A yesterday ahead of this weekend’s games. Teen goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma appeared to have earned Milan a precious point with some fine saves but Juventus were awarded a penalty deep in stoppage time after Mattia De Sciglio was judged to have handled Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross. Juventus extended their Serie A record to 31 consecutive home wins. They also moved 11 points clear of second-placed Roma and 13 ahead of Napoli. Roma visit Palermo tomorrow, shortly after Napoli host Crotone. Milan remained seventh, a point behind Inter Milan, which host fifth-placed Atalanta tomorrow. Juventus took the lead on the half hour through an unlikely goal-scorer. Medhi Benatia beat the offside trap to control Dani Alves’ chipped pass and smash it past Donnarumma from close range for his first goal for the club. Milan leveled two minutes from halftime following great work from Gerard Deulofeu, who sprinted down the left from inside his own half, cut inside, and threaded the ball through for Carlos Bacca to fire into the bottom right corner. Bacca appearaed to be slightly offside. Spectatorlast_img read more

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadal, who is gunning for a 17th major title but only his second Australian Open crown, was hampered by a knee injury at the tail-end of the 2017 season.It forced him to skip the lead-up Brisbane International this month, and he has only had a one-match workout at the exhibition Kooyong Classic in Melbourne ahead of the Grand Slam starting Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkYet he is unfazed and raring to go as seeks to go one better than last year when he lost an epic Melbourne Park final to Roger Federer.“Is the first time I am here without playing an official match in my career. It’s a new situation for me. But I feel good,” said the 31-year-old, who played his first Australian Open in 2004. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I feel that I had a good week-and-a-half of practices. I really hope to be ready. I feel myself more or less playing well.”With so few matches under his belt ahead of the season-opening Grand Slam, he asked organisers if they could do him a special favour, and they obliged.It saw Nadal play Austrian world number five Dominic Thiem this week on a practice court under full match conditions, with ball kids, scoreboard, and umpire.“I wanted to play a couple of close competition matches. I played in Kooyong once. The club in Kooyong is great, but at the same time the conditions of play are completely different from here,” he explained. “That’s my feeling. We decided to play another match. Talking with the Australian Open, yeah, they gave us the chance to play like an open practice but closer to the match for the crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Rafael Nadal of Spain shouts during his singles tennis match against David Goffin of Belgium at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Top seed Rafael Nadal starts the Australian Open next week for the first time in his career without playing a warm-up tournament, and no uncle Toni by his side.But the Spanish star said Saturday he feels good and his motivation remains strong.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We did it. It was a good practice, good feelings for both of us I think. The job was done the right way.”Healthy and competitiveDespite his achievements in a long career, motivation for Nadal, who needs to reach the quarter-finals to be certain of retaining his world number one ranking, with Federer breathing down his neck, remains undiminished.Not only can he clinch a 17th Grand Slam in Melbourne, but he also has the opportunity to join Roy Emerson and Rod Laver as only the third man in the Open era to win each of the four Grand Slams twice. The only place he is yet to achieve the double is Australia.“For me, the Australian Open always, if you are not 100 percent motivated to play this tournament, you probably you don’t love this sport,” he said.But he knows anything can happen so early in the season, despite being the top ranked player in the world.“Everyone starts from zero. I start from zero again,” he said.“It’s the start of a new season, an exciting one. I hope to be healthy and competitive, and most important thing, I hope to enjoy tennis one more year.”In Melbourne, Nadal is at his first major tournament in years without his uncle Toni, who coached him from childhood until after his US Open win last year. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img 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 Toni Nadal is now coaching at the Rafael Nadal Academy, with his nephew under the tutelage of Carlos Moya.“In terms of professional things, I spoke to him few days ago, speaking about how the life going, how the tennis going,” he said of Toni. “If I have something to ask, I ask him. If he have something to tell me, he call me and tell me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Returning Djokovic can’t wait to relight the ‘fire’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

first_img– Class First President Winston Tubman is keynote speaker at honoring ceremony in Dallas, TexasThe Class of 1959 of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) has been singled out to be honored by the BWI Alumni Association in North America (BWIAANA).Announcing this unprecedented tribute during a recent visit to Liberia, Mr. Eric Harris, BWIAANA President, said the honoring ceremony will take place at the Association’s annual convention, scheduled for June 30, 2017 in Dallas, Texas, United States of America.The BWIAANA Executive Committee has chosen Counselor Winston Tubman, first elected President of the Class of ’59, to deliver the keynote address at the Dallas Convention.Counselor Tubman and his brother Robert were among over 70 students enrolled as BWI freshmen in February 1956.At a dinner hosted by class of ’59 member Kenneth Y. Best and his wife Mae Gene at their Paynesville residence, BWIAANA President Harris explained the reason for the Association’s historic decision to honor the class. He told several members of the class attending the dinner, “that we have seen the fingerprints of this Class of 1959 in many places not only in Liberia but also in the United States and around the world.”“The works of this class,” said Mr. Harris, “have made all Tigers proud and members of the BWIAANA Executive Committee decided to bestow honor on whom honor is due, as a means of inspiring other BWI alumni to work conscientiously and diligently in their various vocations in service to humanity, the Liberian nation and the world at large.”“Tiger” is the emblem of BWI.The dinner guests included the current BWI principal, Harris Tarnue, former principal Alex Massey and electrical engineer Emmanuel Lawrence, a BWI alumnus and lead Liberian engineer on the rehabilitation of the Mount Coffee Hydro-Electric plant.Members of the Class of ‘59 present at the dinner were retired electrical engineer Sneh Gurley, the class’s football captain when, as sophomores, they beat all other classes on campus in 1957; Professor Eric Eastman, an agricultural and mechanical engineer who has taught at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry for over 50 years and is still teaching there; and Mr. Sam Ricks, a hydrological engineer who worked for many years at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (LME) and has been for decades a hydrological consultant.Another Class of ’59 member present at the dinner was Mr. Abayomi Glover, a German–trained businessman who was once managing director of the Airport Catering Service at Roberts International Airport, supplying food to all the international airlines, including Pan American, Swissair, KLM, Nigeria Airways and Ghana Airways, landing at RIA.Also present at the dinner were the two Tubman brothers, Robert and Winston, both of whom graduated from Harvard Law School and also served as Cabinet ministers in the Liberian government. Robert once served as Finance Minister and Winston as Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Robert was also once Director General of the ECOWAS Fund in Lome, Togo and managing director of the international shipping agency FEDEX in Brussels, Belgium. Robert is currently chairman of the Liberia Revenue Authority and was recently the recipient of an award from his alma mater, Harvard Law School.Winston has served for many years in senior legal positions in the United Nations system in Kenya, in Kosovo and at the UN headquarters in New York.Mr. Best is founder and publisher of Liberia’s first independent daily newspaper, Daily Observer, and the Gambian Daily Observer, that country’s first daily newspaper, now 25 years old and still that country’s leading periodical. The Bests established the Gambian daily when the family sought exile in The Gambia during the Liberian civil conflict.Mr. Best holds the title as one of International Press Institute’s – IPI’s 60 “World Press Heroes.” and received the accolade thrice—Boston, 2000, Vienna, 2010 and Cape Town, 2013. Mr. Best is named a World Press Hero that has been persecuted in two countries—his own, Liberia, and The Gambia, from where in October 1994 he was deported by the military dictator Yahya Jammeh, who was himself recently forced out of office by ECOWAS.Three of the class’ female members were Ellen Burke Fallah Praal, an executive secretary; Rachel Smith Tubman, a businesswoman; and Mignonette Diggs McClain, a leading Liberian environmentalist who now serves as director general of Liberia’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Among other outstanding members of the Class of ’59 are Elijah Tuazama Blegeh Dahn, a nurse; Kalongo Luo; Reginald Dolopei, a brilliant and budding architect who died early; Dionysius Williams, a mathematician working in California; Charles Davis, senior accountant at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the 1970s through 80s; Colonel Arthur Bedell, who became a pilot.Two members of the class of ’59 became generals in the Liberian Armed Forces—Paul H. Perry and Mansfield Yancy. The class’s dux, Dr. Jerry Sauser, obtained a PhD in Agriculture in the USA.One of the Class of 59’s most celebrated exponents is Captain Prince Augustus Page, who became Liberia’s first jet pilot. In addition to flying President William R. Tolbert Jr. to many parts of the world, Captain Page flew jets for Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Britain and the United States, before retiring. It was he who in the 1980s trained Nigerian jet pilots on the Air Bus in Paris.There is also William Aquila Cox, German-trained architect and civil engineer, who started his own company, Aquila Construction Company and erected one of the largest buildings on Sinkor Old Road, Monrovia, leased by the Liberian government for decades as headquarters of the Liberia Institute for Public Administration. During the Charles Taylor years, Aquila voluntarily maintained many of Monrovia’s dilapidated streets.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgFor more information on the Blizzard Bike Club or any of the Club’s upcoming events, visit its official website. Local riders Peter De Bruyn and Quinton Du Preez both competed in the Oliver Olympic distance Triathlon, with De Bruyn completing the event with a time of 2:41:11 hours, while De Preez crossed the finish line at 2:53:25.Over in Alberta, Irving Tang beat out eight other local athletes, placing first in the Grande Prairie Olympic distance triathlon, winning the race at 2:14:44. Fellow Club member Davide Loro raced in the abbreviated Sprint distance, placing third at 1:19:57.Back in town, Chris Haugan out-sprinted Roger St. Jean to win a very soggy 45 km Monteny Road Race, both finishing with a time of 1:20:30.- Advertisement -George Gamble and Kevin Shaw were the next two to cross the finish line, both with a time of 1:21:15.It’s a busy upcoming week for the Blizzard Bike Club riders, who will race Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.Also this coming weekend, a group of riders will be in Whitehorse for the 24 Hours of Light mountain bike relay.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAfter several years of drought-like conditions, recent rainy weather might just give grain producers in the Peace River region a chance for a decent crop yield.The longer-lasting snow cover did delay seeding, but despite the late seeding, the season has gotten off to a good start, says David Wuthrich, president of the B.C. Grain Producers Association.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=3601|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6b40724469c8f32f8371241737f1c083-Wuthrich Crops 1_1_Pub.mp3] Fort St. John has experienced 60 millimetres of precipitation so far this month. While 71.4 mm is the normal June, with a little more than a week to go before the end of the month, Environment Canada is calling for between 10 and 20 mm, Thursday. That added precipitation could easily push the area above the monthly average.Wuthrich says additional rain could cause problems for grain crops, but would not hurt hay or grass seed production. Ideally, he says grain producers hope for rain at least once a week, followed by sunny weather.The Peace River region has been plagued by drought-like conditions over several years and Environment Canada is predicting a hot, dry summer for most of the country, including across B.C. However, Wuthrich says even if that does prove to be true, the amount of moisture the area has already seen has recharged soils and should be enough to carry the crop through to the harvest.Advertisement As of Tuesday, 257.4 mm of precipitation has been recorded at the Fort St. John airport for the year, which is far higher than the 199.2 mm normal.If crop yields are not as high as anticipated, there are resources for farmers to access, such as production insurance or AgriStability and AgriRecovery. Yet, even this aid may not be enough to sustain farmers. Wuthrich says production insurance is often dependent on a farmer’s 10-year average yield. Thus, if drought conditions persist for several years, the average yield would decrease, limiting the amount for which farmers are eligible.last_img read more

first_imgUPDATE: During the incident, the officer discharged their firearm at the suspect. No injuries were sustained by either the officer or the suspect.Yesterday evening, police located the suspect vehicle, and arrested the suspect, whose identity has not been released, a short time later.The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the circumstances surrounding the events that led up to the discharge of the officer’s firearm.- Advertisement -SPIRIT RIVER, A.B. – RCMP in Spirit River were called to investigate an impaired driving complaint on June 8th at around 3:00 PM.A member of the detachment observed a black Dodge 3500 pick up truck bearing licence plate VES 974 driving on Range Road 61. The suspect vehicle turned around and drove at the RCMP cruiser colliding with it.  The officer got out of his police SUV, at which point the suspect drove at the member before fleeing the area.Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate this vehicle. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of the truck, please contact your local police Detachment or Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSheephaven SAC conducted their Annual John Mc Garvey Memorial Fin Swim last Saturday under the leadership of Hugo Mc Fadden.In a change from previous years when the divers swam from Burtonport to Arranmore this year they swam from Gola Island to the mainland at Magheragallon near Bunbeg in near perfect sea and weather conditions.With Gola and Magheragallon bathed in late August sunshine and little or no wind to upset the serenity of the location the swim was idyllic. Additionally the area is loaded with history, particularly as Gola was the home of two of the crew of the Asgard, namely Patrick Mc Ginley and Charles Duggan, when Erskine Childers ran guns for the Irish Volunteers into Howth in July 2014. Sheephaven SAC last visited Gola in 2007 when the divers swam from Mageragallon to the island and were hosted on site by one of the home owners. Now with the establishment of a regular ferry service many more of the houses on the island have been reopened and they looked very pretty in the sun.The club had 21 divers in the water and they completed the 2km passage in just under an hour, enjoying crystal clear waters, which allowed them to see the wonderful Eelgrass and kelp park that populates the seabed at this location.Amongst the divers there were some who choose to swim rather than snorkel the course, Maureen Gallagher, Caroline Mc Gee and Bernie Gallagher, all of who just recently were awarded their club diver accreditation and now have open water swimming added to their list of growing achievements.As in previous years the accompanying boat support was vital in ensuring onsite safety and in addition to the clubs own boats helmed by Brendan Proctor and Joe Neely Atlantic Composites also provided a boat. Atlantic Composites build bespoke RIBs for a range of customers including maritime enforcement agencies and this particular vessel, helmed by Timmy Boyle was powered by two 115 HP Suzuki outboards, which gave it a remarkable turn of speed as she delivered the divers to Gola pier.Also standing watch over the divers was the Bunbeg Coastguard boat Misneach and crew under the helm of Joe Curran and she is spectacularly fast, powered by two 225HP Yamaha outboards, clearly out pacing anything in the bay.The divers were dropped off on Gola pier and under the guidance of local boatman Danny O Donnell a course was set to Mageragallon that took the best effect of the tide flooding towards Bunbeg.After everyone got safely ashore and Hugo had conducted the mandatory debrief at the pier all involved were hosted by Peppers Diner in Bunbeg to a super meal, during which Hugo presented all the divers and supporters with their complementary 2016 Fin Swim hat.However this was not the end of the day’s activities, rather just a bit of a diversion to the final destination, a stay over on Arranmore, this time led by Joe Neely. Trips away are a major feature of Sheephaven SAC and once again a night in Arranmore comes with the highest possible recommendation and remains a firm favourite destination for the divers involved, a fitting end to a wonderful day in the water.Sheephaven hosted annual John McGarvey Memorial Fin Swim last Saturday was last modified: August 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Divingjohn mc garvey memorial fin swimsheephaven saclast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thursday Sept. 8 Taft 35, Crenshaw 34 Los Osos 20, Highland 7 Friday Sept. 9 Notre Dame 27, Birmingham 22 Hart 7, Moorpark 6 Valencia 35, Bishop Amat 21 Taft 35, Crenshaw 34 Thousand Oaks 42, Crescenta Valley 18 Westlake 40, Hueneme 0 Palmdale 28, Crespi 6 Canyon 55, Leuzinger 0 Oaks Christian 57, Muir 0 Oak Park 21, Grace Brethren 14 Grace Brethren 24, Oak Park 14 Rosamond 21, Quartz Hill 20 Littlerock 9, Boron 7 Los Osos 20, Highland 7 Agoura 18, Buena 13 Alhambra 20, Glendale 14 Burbank 66, Golden Valley 0 Burroughs 30, Schurr 14 Burroughs/R 67, Grant 8 Chatsworth 56, Washington 20 Cleveland 28, Belmont 7 El Camino Real 28, Calabasas 0 Eagle Rock 24, Canoga Park 15 Fairfax 41, Monroe 28 Granada Hills 23, North Hollywood 9 Harvard-Westlake 9, Serra 7 Hollywood 20, Los Angeles 13 Hoover 28, Mountain View 27 Kennedy 37, Verdugo Hills 6 Knight 36, Lucerne Valley 19 La Canada 45, Pomona 21 Lancaster 39, Pasadena 2 Loyola 48, Regis Jesuit (Colo.) 3 Oakland Tech 14, Antelope Valley 6 Royal 17, Chaminade 12 Rio Mesa 53, San Marcos 7 Simi Valley 38, Pacifica 13 St. Francis 17, Arcadia 12 San Fernando 21, Alemany 14 Saugus 57, Blair 0 University 24, Reseda 7 Vasquez 23, Montclair Prep 18 Ventura 27, Camarillo 13 Saturday, September 10 Southern Section Villanova Prep 31 at Desert Chr. 13 Desert at Paraclete Mojave 28 at Village Chr. 28 Rio Hondo Prep 35 at Malibu 6 Viewpoint at Flintridge Prep Verbum Dei 30 at Newbury Park20 Campbell Hall 27 at Pasadena Poly 13 Santa Clara 21 at Bell-Jeff 6 San Ysidro 63 at St. Genevieve 26 Thursday, September 15 Pomona 42, Village Christian 14 Hoover 14, South Pasadena 9last_img read more