Fury plans three fights in 2018

first_imgFury, who is currently awaiting a date for his UK anti-doping hearing, is planning his boxing comeback following two years out of the ring with a “mega fight” next summer.The undefeated 29-year old has not fought since ending Wladimir Klitschko’s heavyweight reign in November 2015 and last week stated he will not apply for a British Boxing Board of Control licence following his suspension.Fury took to social media on Thursday to outline his plans for three fights before the end of next year.”Be ready to fight in April 2018 in a great fight,” he said.”And again in the summer in a mega fight and again in [the] back end of [the] year. Three big fights in 2018.”The former WBA, WBO and IBF title-holder was ringside for his cousin Hughie Fury’s defeat to WBO champion Joseph Parker in Manchester last month, and the New Zealander has since hinted at a clash with Tyson.Parker’s promoter claims the 25-year old will move towards a showdown with Fury should a unification with Anthony Joshua not materialise, naming Old Trafford as a possible venue.last_img read more

VISIONS: Hope, culture and perspective

first_imgDear Editor,One often gets the feeling that there is no space for art in Guyana. Perhaps this is due to the failure of the successive Governments over the years to create an environment conducive to artistic expressions.Yet, the importance of art is not to be underestimated, for it is twofold: it is not only an outlet for the freedom of speech and expression which ought to define a democracy, but it also depicts the psyche of a society, the state of mind of the people of a country. Art is the materialisation of talent, the characterisation of culture, progress and evolution of an era, and a medium for individuality. Most of all, art provokes thought, a provocation much necessary to the advancement of human kind.Here in Guyana we have failed miserably in valorising the work of those local artists who have carved a place for themselves as people of exceptional talents, visions and perspectives. As a country we have allowed ourselves to by stifled by political and developmental myopia, an opacity which has blurred the mindset of policymakers, and reduced the interest of the regular Guyanese for artistic diversities.But like freedom of expression in any society, art is present; it is alive and becoming increasingly independent. An outstanding example of such independence is the ongoing VISIONS Exhibition at Fitzgerald House on Hadfield Street (behind the St Stanislaus College).The exhibition displays a selection of photographs taken by passionate people whose talents lie in their ability to capture those moments which remains invisible to the regular Guyanese.The seemingly most insignificant, inanimate and forlorn object is brought to life and given a second chance so that we may find appreciation for the tale it has to tell.Scenic landscapes which are so often being taken for granted stand out untamed, almost surrealistically, absorbing us as we lose ourselves into that split second which the photographer has frozen in time. The photographer magnanimously shares the love for the beauty of Guyana as seen through his eyes. VISIONS is indeed a breath of fresh air, a manifestation of hope for the future of photography in Guyana.The fact that the entire initiative was pioneered by the sole efforts of the photographers and the Private Sector summons deepened admiration, especially since the Government scrapped the Capture Guyana 2016 photography exhibition which was scheduled to take effect during the recent Jubilee celebrations.VISIONS is a smart response from the world of art and an inspiring demonstration of the persevering will of artists who continue to find means to substantiate their work, imprinting their mark on the culture of the day and the future legacy of a country.Sincerely,Anna Correialast_img read more

Schweinsteiger seals German win in Euro

first_img0Shares0000The Manchester United midfielder wheels away to celebrate his goal.PHOTO/courtesy.LILLE, France, June 12 – World champions Germany were bailed out by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as goals by Shkodran Mustafi and Bastian Schweinsteiger secured a 2-0 win over Ukraine in their Euro 2016 opener in Lille.Valencia defender Mustafi powered home the opener from Toni Kroos’s free-kick after just 19 minutes of Sunday’s game. And Schweinsteiger wrapped up the win in injury time, moments after coming off the bench.However, Germany were also thankful to captain for the night Neuer as he made stops from Yevhen Konoplyanka and Yevhen Khacheridi, while Jerome Boateng made a spectacular clearance off his own line.Next up for Germany is a heated battle for top spot in Group C with neighbours Poland on Thursday in Paris after the Poles overcame Northern Ireland 1-0 thanks to Arkadiusz Milik’s strike earlier on Sunday.World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew had to name a makeshift back line due to a series of defensive injuries, and that instability was exposed as Neuer kept Ukraine at bay in an entertaining opening 45 minutes.The giant Bayern Munich goalkeeper flew to his right to turn Sevilla winger Konoplyanka’s curling effort behind after a slip from Mustafi after just five minutes.However, the absence of the injured Mats Hummels and Antonio Ruediger played into German hands for the opening goal as Mustafi made the most of his chance to start in their absence with a bullet header from Kroos’s free-kick.Neuer came to Germany’s rescue again with brilliant reflex save to tip over Khacheridi’s header, but Loew’s men could just as easily have been 2-0 up moments later when Sami Khedira shot too close to Andriy Pyatov.Ukraine ended the half on the front foot as only a remarkable acrobatic clearance from Boateng prevented the dangerous Konoplyanka from levelling, with English referee Martin Atkinson helped to make the right call by goal-line technology.Even when Ukraine did finally beat Neuer they were denied by the offside flag when Andriy Yarmolenko tapped home seven minutes before the break.Germany enjoyed more control after the interval with Ukraine’s twin threats of Konoplyanka and Yarmolenko kept in check.However, they were restricted to efforts from long range as Khedira was again denied by Pyatov with a fierce drive from 25 yards.Pyatov got down well to save from Mario Goetze and Thomas Mueller as spaces began to open up with Ukraine pushing more bodies forward in search of an equaliser.They finally put the result beyond doubt in injury time when Mesut Ozil’s inch-perfect cross from the left was fired home by substitute Schweinsteiger.The goal was his first for his country in five years and made sure of a perfect start for Germany in their quest for a fourth European crown to match their four World Cup triumphs.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lancaster woman convicted in 1997 slaying of boyfriend

first_img“It was basically his conscience. He testified he had become a Christian and how he was gravely remorseful for what he had done and was trying to make it right as best he could,” Blake said.Preasmyer, Jennifer Kellogg, 28, who lived with Preasmyer and Cowles in the Gadsden Avenue apartment, and David Ashbury, 29, were charged in the case in 2005.Kellogg is awaiting trial, and Ashbury was sentenced last year to two years in prison for being an accessory in the murder.Blake said Hoffman studied the victim’s movements and patterns of routine with the help of Preasmyer and Kellogg, who brought him to the apartment before the murder.“The girls suggested hiding places and how to commit the murder. Because they believed the victim would fight back, it was decided Hoffman would disable him and shoot him,” Blake said.RELATED STORY: Man gets 2 years in Lancaster murder caseAt the time of Hoffman’s trial in 1999, prosecutors couldn’t establish a clear motive for the killing. Hoffman did not know Cowles, a young electrician who worked for his family’s business, and officials said at the time that he may have been persuaded by someone else to kill Cowles.Witnesses testified during the trial that Hoffman told them he killed Cowles for Cowles’ girlfriend, but she denied having anything to do with his death.Sheriff’s deputies said the killer was waiting for Cowles inside his apartment in the 43400 block of Gadsden Avenue. Cowles arrived shortly after 9 p.m., after working late fixing lights at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.Family members and detectives said nothing inside the home had been touched or taken, and there was no obvious sign of forced entry.Family members said Cowles had moved into the apartment a month earlier with his girlfriend, who was 15 weeks pregnant at the time of his death.karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com(661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 26-year-old woman who was 16 when her boyfriend was beaten with a claw hammer and shot to death in their Lancaster apartment bedroom has been convicted of murder in his slaying.Amy Lynn Preasmyer was found guilty Monday of soliciting a man to kill Ricky Cowles Jr. in 1997 because he got her pregnant and ruined her life, prosecutors said.“She had reached a point, I believe, where in her own words, she blamed the victim for the pregnancy and basically told other people he had ruined her birthday and ruined her life,” Deputy District Attorney Michael Blake said. “There was other evidence she despised the victim. By August 1997, she is actively looking for someone to kill him.”A Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated more than two weeks before finding Preasmyer guilty of murder with the special-circumstance allegations of lying in wait, conspiracy and solicitation of murder. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty so Preasmyer faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. Preasmyer’s attorney did not respond to requests for comment.RELATED STORY: Girlfriend charged in man’s 1997 murder in LancasterPreasmyer had told investigators that she arrived home an hour after the murder and found the victim lying in their bedroom, shot in the head.The killer, former store clerk William Hoffman, already is serving a life sentence in prison for killing Cowles. He had testified at his trial that another man was to blame.But in 2002, Hoffman sent a letter to the victim’s family disavowing his prior testimony and confessed to his part in the murder, Blake said.last_img read more

Arsenal fan found guilty of assault on Chris Smalling

first_imgAn Arsenal fan who ran onto the pitch against Manchester United and shoved Chris Smalling has pleaded guilty to assault.Gary Cooper was arrested after running onto the Emirates Stadium pitch on March 10 to celebrate with the Gunners after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a penalty. tense REPLY REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 The 30-year-old, who ran into the Man United player, was fined £235, ordered to pay £100 compensation and was given 120 hours unpaid work.Cooper from Chertsey in Surrey, initially admitted to the charge of encroaching the field of play at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in March. Sky Sports Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Gary Cooper collided with Chris Smalling before running on to celebrate with the Arsenal players gameday cracker shining no dice 2center_img ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury When asked if a trial date would be convenient, Mr Cooper replied at the time: “Not really, I’ve lost my job over this and it will take me a while to get here.”Chief magistrate Dani Jayes said: “There is going to be a trial for this matter, we need to get some paperwork together.The incident came just hours after Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was punched in the face by a spectator during Villa’s 1-0 derby win over Birmingham City at St Andrew’s. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Getty Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Smalling in action against Arsenallast_img read more

Rodgers says Shved to have Celtic medical ahead of transfer

first_imgRodgers had previously indicated that Shved was being signed for his potential and that he had “about a million wingers” in his squad at the moment. “It’s something that’s come to the club through circumstance, he said last week.“He’s been watched and looked at but I can’t say I know a great deal about him.“But what I have seen he’s a talent and something that will probably benefit the club in the future. “We’ve got about a million wingers and don’t need another one.“But he’s a talent and in the summer we’ll probably lose wingers and he’ll look to come in.”Lewis Morgan is expected to move to either Aberdeen or Sunderland until the end of the season and Rodgers suggested that Jack Hendry may also be allowed a temporary move for playing time, but only if there is no need for him as cover for the first team.Rodger also spoke about his “disappointment” at the news that Neil Lennon looks set to leave Hibs after being suspended by the club. he said that Lennon was a fierce competitor who wouldn’t accept second best“Well, you’re always disappointed and it seem that there’s no resolution to the situation yet,” he said. “It’s always sad.“I know Neil pretty well and I know how good a manager he is and what he puts into his life as a football manager.“I know what a good tactician and the thing with Neil is, he’s not interested in being second best. “He’s been in the game all his life as a player and as a manager and coached to be the best that he can be. So he’ll only want to be the best.“I think he galvanised Hibs when he went in there and has shown consistently what a fantastic job he’s done there. So if they end up parting ways then it would be disappointing and a sad end to what has been a successful time there.“He’s a very thoughtful guy, and a very intelligent guy. If it did come to an end at Hibs then he would walk into another job, I’m sure.Asked about how difficult it can be to man-manage players, Rodgers said that he had seen a huge change in attitude during his time in the game.“The game is changing all the time from where it was years ago,” he said. “It’s night and day difference now.“If players had got the focus put on them by a manager there was that ‘I’ll go out and show you how good a player I am’.“Now it’s different, the world and society are different and we’re breeding different types of characters. “Changing rooms are different now. Players will be out and straight on to their agents and the agents will be on to Human Resources. It then becomes difficult but that’s what you have to adapt to.“It’s a changing world, football. It’s a fantastic life and great to be coaching players and trying to achieve things but as you grow older you’ll always grow away from the age you’re working with. In football you’ll always work with players in the age band from 16 through to 35, roughly. “But each year you move away from that so it’s important to be in tune with that but also to be aware of the evolution of the game.” Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Maryan Shved is to undergo a medical with Celtic ahead of signing with the Scottish champions.The Ukrainian winger has caught the eye at Karpaty Lviv and Celtic have been working to finalise the deal. “I think there’s a medical that’s going on today,” the Celtic manager said.“So hopefully over the next few days that can be organised. And then he’ll come back to here and we’ll have a look and talk through what his development plan would be and then go from there.”last_img read more

Plans for Donegal ferry runs aground

first_imgThe future of the Lough Foyle ferry service is once again in jeopardy after the current provider served notice to quit the Greencastle to Magilligan route after only four months.It is understood that Rooskey Frazer and Company Ltd has decided not to take up the option to provide the service in 2017.The company, which is registered in Limerick and runs a ferry service in Carlingford, had won the Foyle tender process in May. The firm signed a three-year contract but only ran the cross-border Inishowen service from July 6 until October 15.It is understood that Donegal County Council and the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will shortly initiate a procurement process to select a replacement operator for the service.Both councils will now be keen to avoid a repeat of the long drawn-out process earlier this year, which saw the contract only going out to tender at the end of April despite the fact that the previous company signalled its intention to quit last November, some five months earlier.Any new ferry operator must pay an annual rent of £1,250 as well as 0.5 per cent of turnover to the Queen of England, with the Crown Estate claiming ownership of the Lough Foyle sea-bed. The red-and-white Foyle Venture vessel is currently docked at Waterford and is understood to be moving to Carlingford soon.Plans for Donegal ferry runs aground was last modified: November 24th, 2016 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

36 years of bike race footage reveals how Belgium’s climate is changing

first_img 36 years of bike race footage reveals how Belgium’s climate is changing By Katie LanginJul. 3, 2018 , 12:01 AM Green-thumbed grandmothers the world over have noticed a disturbing trend: Spring seems to be arriving earlier every year. But without hard data, it’s difficult to back up those claims. Now, scientists have found a new source of data—old television footage of outdoor sporting events, which reveals how early trees and other plants are “leafing out” each year.Scientists started with footage of the Tour de Flanders (above), a professional cycling race that’s taken place in Belgium nearly every April since 1913. The researchers watched more than 200 hours of video for races from 1981 to 2016, picking out 20 trees that they could see clearly in subsequent years. For each tree, they noted the presence—or absence—of leaves, along with their size.The old footage reveals that spring has sprung earlier along the race course in the past decade. In the 1980s, hardly any trees had leaves during the race. But from 2006 to 2016, 45% of trees had at least started growing leaves, the team reports today in Methods in Ecology and Evolution.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)It isn’t surprising that the Belgian trees are leafing out earlier, given previous studies in places with detailed leaf-growth records. But this is the first time researchers have used old sporting footage to come to similar results. The team says this latest study is just a start, and old television footage could be a valuable resource in the quest to understand how climate change is affecting plants. *Correction, 5 July, 9:45 a.m.: This story has been updated to correct the percentage of trees that started growing leaves from 2006 to 2016.center_img AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski last_img read more

Hacking row: Rupert Murdoch in the dock

first_imgFor a man who was once feared for his enormous power and business acumen, it has been the ultimate insult to be told that he is “not a fit” person to run his global media empire.But that is what the British Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport committee has told the 81-year-old Rupert Murdoch in a report on the issue of hacking that was done by his now shuttered News of the World tabloid.Mr Murdoch has insisted that he was unaware of the hacking and has blamed his staff for keeping him in the dark.Of course, this is a parliamentary committee and the vote was partisan – all four Conservatives opposing the six Labour MPs who pushed for the report.The Murdoch newspapers have never been particularly fond of the Labour Party and so clearly this was seen as payback time. Nevertheless, there is the substance of the issue – Mr Murdoch and his son’s inability to prevent the gross abuse of journalistic ethics by their staffers.There can be little doubt that this episode will have a lasting impact on the British media business.last_img read more

False rape case:Court orders perjury proceedings against woman

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 18 (PTI) Levelling of false charges of rape against a person is a very serious thing and time has come to curb this “menace”, a Delhi court has observed.The court made the observation while acquitting two men in a fake rape case lodged by a woman with a direction that perjury proceedings be initiated against her for falsely implicating them to extract money.”The instances of innocent persons being framed falsely in criminal cases have seen an increase during the past couple of years. Witnesses depose falsely before Courts without any fear of the court or the law. Time has come when the courts need to come forward to curb this menace of giving false evidence, by prosecuting and sternly punishing the witnesses found to have resorted to such practices,” Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhatt said.The judge also observed that by the time a case reaches trial, the accused remains in jail and the harassment suffered by him is above the jail term undergone.”Levelling of false charges of rape against a person is a very serious thing and cannot be taken rightly. By the time the cases reach the stage of trial, the accused, in many cases, remain in jail.”The ignominy, ridicule and harassment suffered by him is not tough to imagine which is above the jail term undergone by him,” the judge said, adding this is a fit case to initiate proceedings against the woman for giving false evidence.The court also noted that the woman had lodged a police complaint against the two accused in order to extract money illegally from them and later on exonerated one of them after receiving some monetary consideration.advertisement”Therefore, the Reader of this court is hereby directed to submit an appropriate complaint in this regard against the prosecutrix…seeking initiation of proceedings for the offence of perjury against her,” it said.According to prosecution, the woman lodged a complaint 15 days after the alleged incident, claiming that the two accused forced themselves on her in a car here on June 19 this year.They also threatened her not to disclose the incident to anyone, it said.The court, which noted there was an unexplained delay in lodging FIR, said, “A close scrutiny of evidence clearly indicates that no such rape incident took place and the woman lodged a false case against accused for some ulterior motive.”During the trial, the accused had denied the allegations and claimed they were falsely implicated by the woman. PTI AG DVlast_img read more