McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather

first_imgManny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement00:50Trending Articles01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LAS VEGAS — Just 20 months ago, a former plumber from Dublin fought a fearsome superstar who hadn’t lost in a decade. Conor McGregor talked his way into a big-money showdown, but he had to back up his boasts against Jose Aldo, one of the greatest fighters in his sport.McGregor finished the UFC featherweight champion in 13 seconds with one devastating left hand.ADVERTISEMENT What’s in store for your animal sign this year National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES These things could all unsettle Mayweather, who typically doesn’t face trouble unless he takes a voluntary risk by moving into dangerous areas to throw combinations, or getting angry and brawling a bit.And therein is another potential route for McGregor. Call it the Aldo Strategy: If he can get Mayweather feeling both confident and angry, there’s a chance Mayweather will let down his defense enough to attempt to finish McGregor in brute style — and maybe McGregor will have an opening.Mayweather hasn’t seemed interested in McGregor’s typical trash talk during the buildup to the fight, but perhaps he could waver the champion’s focus with the wrong word, an errant elbow or a rabbit punch behind the head — enough to draw a warning, but not lose a point.McGregor amplified his boasts this week, calling Mayweather “a broken man” and vowing to finish him within two rounds. Nobody knows whether McGregor actually believes his bluster, but the Irishman has defiantly vowed he will win.It’s not probable. But with McGregor, anything is possible. MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Floyd Mayweather presents an entirely different challenge when McGregor steps in the Vegas ring Saturday night. In his professional boxing debut, McGregor must figure out how to beat Mayweather at his own game — something the best boxers in the world have never done.McGregor is a massive underdog, and deservedly so. But stop pretending the improbable doesn’t happen in combat sports, particularly when the self-proclaimed Mystic Mac is involved.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’To declare McGregor can’t possibly win this fight displays more arrogance than, say, spending every night at a strip club the week beforehand, as Mayweather is currently doing.Of course the hard-hitting Irishman has a chance — and there are several tactics he could employ to pull the biggest upset in boxing history. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The people who don’t believe it don’t know anything about fighting,” said UFC President Dana White, who admittedly has a slight bias here. “This isn’t going to be a boxing match. This is going to be a fight.”It’s also a fight between a 29-year-old southpaw in his prime and a 40 1/2-year-old veteran who hasn’t fought in nearly two years and doesn’t particularly want to be here, as he acknowledged repeatedly Wednesday. Mayweather isn’t the fighter he once was, and his competitive fire is dwarfed by his need for the mammoth paycheck from this endeavor.Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. AP PhotoBut how does an MMA fighter with no competitive boxing experience since childhood take on a 21-year pro veteran with world championships in five divisions and arguably the most brilliant defensive skills in the history of the sport?He gets in Mayweather’s face, both before and during the fight.He charges forward from the opening bell and forces Mayweather to think defensively all night.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu He throws hundreds of punches from every angle with the goal of setting up the vicious left hand that has turned out the lights on MMA opponents.And if none of that is successful, McGregor could bend the Marquess of Queensberry rules to their breaking point in hopes of goading Mayweather into a brawl.None of it is guaranteed to work. But it’s definitely worth a shot.Looking back at Mayweather’s history is a daunting task, given his 49-0 record, but it contains clues for tactics that could magnify McGregor’s chances.For instance, McGregor could amplify the strategy used by Marcos Maidana and Jose Luis Castillo. Both boxers pressed Mayweather constantly, using roughhouse tactics on the border of legality, and bombarded Mayweather with punches, many from unorthodox angles.Mayweather won both fights, but definitely looked uncomfortable for long stretches. McGregor doesn’t have the hand speed of those professional boxers, but he should strive to emulate their urgency.He should also attempt to show Mayweather things he’s never seen before in the ring, and his decision not to hire a boxing trainer for the bout might actually help in that regard. The UFC star should switch stances and try just about any punch, including the looping overhand shots rarely seen in high-level boxing matches because they’re easily countered, but common in MMA bouts because of the distance they create from the opponent.If McGregor gets hit, so be it. Every punch absorbed is the price for a chance to reply.McGregor believes Mayweather made a mistake by agreeing to fight in 8-ounce gloves instead of the typical 10-ounce pillows, but he shouldn’t rely solely on the unicorn one-punch knockout. While McGregor has definite power, only the biggest Mac homer would think it’s something Mayweather hasn’t seen from boxers — and Mayweather has shown a solid chin and excellent recovery skills on the few occasions he has been hit.Instead, the key is to use that energy to get in a good position to unload the left hand or a combination through Mayweather’s shifty defense. McGregor could repeatedly tie up Mayweather and attempt to land shots in the clinch. 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Mrs. Ola C. Williams Funeral Arrangements

first_imgThe Family of the Late Mrs. Ola C. Williams Davis announce funeral arrangements as follow: On Friday, June 12, 2015 at the precise hour of 5:00 post meridian, the Body of the Late Ola C. Williams Davis will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor and taken to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road for wake keeping from 6:00-9:00 post meridian. All tributes will be said at the wake keeping, except that of the Family. No Floral Design; instead, contributions will be made to the up keep of the Music Ministry of the St. John’s Irving Memorial Episcopal Church in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County. On Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the precise hour of 06:30 ante meridian, the remains will be escorted from the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road to the St. John’s Irving Memorial Episcopal Church in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, for the Funeral Service, beginning at 10:30 ante meridian. Interment will follow immediately at the church cemetery. This announcement was brought in by the family.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘No Divisive Politics in Liberia’

first_imgDr. Boima Fahnbulleh – Advertisement – By Ishmael F. MenkorThe newly elected political leader of the Liberian People Party (LPP), Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh, said there cannot be any divisive politics based on the perpetuated congo-indigenous divide.He made the call while speaking at the party’s Third National Congress on Saturday, June 10, in Ganta, Nimba County.He said the settlers who survived on breadfruit are not different from those who lived on farming in the interior.Dr. Fahnbulleh said no one group is more elite than the other, adding, “If those who consider themselves country boys and congo meet at the casino or at the state house dividing money, nobody will ask their friend for their tribes.”“We should be talking about the rights of Liberians to state house, rather than speaking sectional politics that bring about division.“A sectional leader is one of the dangerous things to do. If you are a leader, you are representing the masses, not a section or a tribe,” he said.Dr. Fahnbulleh, who was very strict in his deliberation, explained that separating the people as a leader is bad and that Liberia cannot be given to those he called celebrities, “because we want the people to be disciplined; and when the citizens are disciplined, the society will be built.”Quoting the national anthem, he said, “Union strong success is sure and we cannot be strong in the absence of unity, so why should we speak divisive politics?”He talked about building boarding schools across the country, where children “will share together” and be unified. “We will encourage unification among Liberians, where those from Cape Mount or any part of Liberia will be free to live and work in any part of Liberia.”Dr. Fahnbulleh concluded, “If you do good, you do it for yourself and if you do bad, you do it for yourself.”At the Third National Congress, LPP partisans also elected other corps of officers to steer the affairs of the party.Those elected included Cllr. Joseph K. Jallah, chairman; Joseph Nyenetue Nagbe, co–chair of administration; Harry Moigbeh co–chair for operations; Jefferson Karmoh, secretary general.Others included Morris Kollie, assistant secretary for political affairs; Sackor Mougnuemuetorh, assistant secretary for press and propaganda; and Mrs. Gmasnoh Mongar Harris, treasurer.All of the officials, including the standard bearer, were elected on a white ballot, which critics said was rigged.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NIS in $748.4M half year deficit

first_img– loss of more than 20,000 jobs major contributing factorAs a result of more than 20,000 persons from various sectors including the sugar industry losing their jobs, the Finance Ministry’s Half Year report revealed that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is in a worsening position, as its multimillion-dollar deficit continues to grow while revenue collection increases.The National Insurance SchemeAccording to the report. NIS recorded an overall deficit of $748.4 Million for the year, compared to the $715.6 Million it recorded in the same half year period for 2018. Revenue collection so far for 2019 was $11.9 Billion, 9.7 per cent more than the same period for 2018.“This improved position resulted from higher wage bands, on account of an increase in wages and salaries, as well as improved collection of outstanding contributions from delinquent employers,” the report says.Chartered AccountantChristopher RamAt the same time, however, NIS continues to struggle with collecting contributions from the self-employed persons. Some $492 Million was collected from the self-employed. According to the report, this is 22 per cent lower than the half-year target of $627.8 million, despite ongoing campaigns.According to the report, NIS is working closely with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to update its database of self-employed persons. And as of June 15, 2019, self-employed persons can pay their contributions using Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) Mobile Money.”As fast as money has been coming in, the scheme has also had to keep up with the payment of claims. According to the report, expenditure for the period under review increased to $12.6 billion, from $11.5 billion at the end of June 2018, mainly due to an increase in benefit payments. The report notes that these payments were 91.4 percent of total expenditure.“The latest forecast projects a deficit of $546.7 million, a worsening position from a budgeted surplus of $469.3 million. This was mainly due to a shortfall of $1 billion or 4.5 percent in employee contributions, compared to the amount budgeted for at the half-year, as well as an increase of $449.3 million, or 1.9 percent in benefit payments,” the report says.Cause and effectOpposition LeaderBharrat JagdeoSince the dismissal of thousands of sugar workers, late payment of their severance and the firing of about 2000 Amerindian Community Support Officers (CSOs), financial analysts have highlighted their concerns about the financial status of NIS.Earlier this year, Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram, in an interview with Guyana Times on Guyana’s unemployment rate, had explained that this may impact payments to NIS and income tax.According to the accountant, many persons do not see their NIS deduction in the positive light of being a contribution to their future pension, but rather they see it as a deduction from an already small salary.Tax collection is not the only thing taking a hit when there is large-scale unemployment, as NIS contributions are also affected. For instance, concern has been expressed that layoffs in the sugar belt could undermine the Scheme’s position.This is particularly so if the Scheme were to pay unemployment benefits. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had previously said that the idea of paying out these benefits did not take into account the current financial status of the Scheme and its ability to meet its current obligations.He had noted at a press conference that the last actuarial report recommended that focus be placed on building the reserve to avoid a deficit. In fact, it was disclosed in that report that the life of the Scheme should come to an end by 2022 unless strategic plans for revenue earnings and expansion of the investment portfolio were effectively implemented.“What has happened since is that this Government has fired 7000 sugar workers, [and] many others. Let’s say maybe 20,000 more have lost their jobs. Take of the 20,000, just take another 8000 who were paying NIS, so those are people who are not contributing to NIS,” Jagdeo had explained.This translates to decreased inflows for NIS and payouts that would remain constant or increase. In the last financial statement issued by the Scheme, it had showed a deficit of over $800 million.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Coral Daily Download – Norwich backed to win £120m match

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman tells Max Rushden, in for Alan Brazil, and Danny Murphy that Norwich are favourites to win the Championship Play-Off final aganst Middlebrough at Wembley, while Slaven Bilic is the front-runner to replace Sam Allardyce at West Ham.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Former workers are acquitted in boot-camp death

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The defendants testified that they followed the rules at a get-tough facility where young offenders often feigned illness to avoid exercise. Their attorneys said Anderson died not from rough treatment, but from a previously undiagnosed blood disorder. The boy’s mother, Gina Jones, stormed out of the courtroom. “I cannot see my son no more. Everybody see their family members. It’s wrong,” she screamed. “You kill a dog, you go to jail,” said her lawyer, Benjamin Crump. “You kill a little black boy and nothing happens.” He spoke outside court, which is across the street from the now-closed Bay County boot camp. The guards, who are white, black and Asian, stood quietly as the judge read the verdicts. The all-white jury was escorted away from the courthouse and did not comment. By midafternoon, about 150 people – many from nearby Florida A&M University – were protesting the acquittals outside the state Capitol. They chanted, “No justice. No peace!” PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Eight former boot-camp workers were acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the death of a 14-year-old boy who was videotaped being punched and kicked. The scene sparked outrage and changes in the juvenile system, but it took jurors just 90 minutes to decide it was not a crime. Anger over the verdict was obvious outside the courtroom, where bystanders screamed “murderer” at former guard Henry Dickens as he described his relief at the verdict. Martin Lee Anderson died a day after being hit and kicked by Dickens and six other guards as a nurse watched, a 30-minute confrontation that drew protests in the state capital and spelled the end of Florida’s system of juvenile boot camps. “I am truly, truly sorry this happened. Myself, I love kids,” said Dickens, 60. He added that Anderson “wasn’t beaten. Those techniques were taught to us and used for a purpose.” Several black legislators also expressed outrage. Officials from the Department of Justice in Washington and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida announced they were reviewing the state’s prosecution. Defense attorneys, however, said they considered a federal civil-rights case to be unlikely.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Bomb blast kills U.S. soldier; Karzai expects more attacks

first_imgKABUL, Afghanistan – A U.S. soldier was killed Tuesday when a bomb exploded near a troop patrol in volatile eastern Afghanistan, while President Hamid Karzai said he expects terror attacks to continue in his country “for much more time to come.” The attack occurred a day after suicide bombers rammed cars filled with explosives into NATO peacekeepers in two attacks in the Afghan capital – the first major assault on foreign troops in Kabul in more than a year. The death toll rose to nine Tuesday as police found more bodies in a ditch and a wounded man died. Police blamed al-Qaida for the suicide bombings. Such seemingly coordinated attacks are unprecedented in Afghanistan and reinforced fears that Osama bin Laden’s terror network has teamed up with its old ally the Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the attacks. In Tuesday’s violence, U.S. and Afghan troops were traveling in an armored vehicle in Paktika province near the Pakistani border when the roadside bomb exploded, killing an American soldier. The blast also wounded another U.S. soldier, two Afghan soldiers and a civilian, the military said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more

Five Bulldogs Garner All-Summit League

first_imgELMHURST, Ill. – The Drake University men’s tennis led the All-Summit League Team with five selections, while head coach Davidson Kozlowski was named Coach of the Year, the league announced Thursday evening. Kozlowski, who was named Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year four times, adds Summit League Coach of the Year to his resume. He guided the Bulldogs to a 17-13 recorded and regular season conference title. Clark and Hands both went 6-0 in league play and each have tallied a team-best 17 singles wins this spring. Hands leads the Bulldogs with 20 doubles win, while Clark has recorded 16 doubles victories. Hall, who joined the team in January, has recorded nine singles win and went 4-0 during league play. In doubles, the rookie from Wellington, New Zealand has posted 14 wins and a 5-0 Summit record. Drake opens the Summit League Tournament on Friday against Oral Roberts. The winner will advance to the league championship match on Saturday. Print Friendly Version Gillespie has collected 14 singles wins and recorded 14 doubles victories with doubles partner Thorold at the team’s top doubles spot. Thorold has totaled 11 singles wins, including two at the No. 1 singles spot. Juniors Ben Clark, Vinny Gillespie and Tom Hands, sophomore Barny Thorold and freshman Finley Hall all earned All-Summit honors.last_img read more

McHUGH CALLS ON NORTH’S FIRST MINISTER TO ADDRESS HGV LEVY

first_imgFine Gael Donegal North East TD, Joe McHugh, has called on the North’s Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA, and his colleagues in Stormont to take immediate action on the UK HGV levy, which is due to come into effect this Tuesday. Deputy McHugh has consistently warned that the levy will have a serious impact on Irish hauliers using the roads in Northern Ireland to transport goods around Ireland.“I have been tirelessly raising this issue on every platform available to me. I am now pushing back on the Assembly in Stormont, who have the powers to make provisions around the legislation they are introducing. “The levy will have a very serious impact on Irish hauliers which use the roads in the North; this unique situation must be recognised, especially considering the strong connection between our two Governments.”Deputy McHugh met with representatives from the British Embassy last week and they have been very responsive in acting as a conjugate during this process.Joe McHugh TD“I have also been working closely with the North’s Minister of the Environment, Mark H Durkan MLA, and his office, in trying to resolve this issue.“The Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, and his officials must be commended for their hard work on this issue. I have now asked the Minister to investigate whether it would be allowable under EU regulations to have a common road charging regime between Ireland and the UK, where only one charge would be levied for access to the road network in both jurisdictions. “Following a public meeting in Letterkenny, I raised this issue with the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, who subsequently brought it to the attention of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, during a bilateral meeting on 11th March. I understand Mr Cameron suggested that the best approach was to refer the matter back to Northern Ireland authorities, which is why I am calling on Martin McGuinness and his colleagues to move swiftly on this issue.”He added that with the deadline looming and options limited, it is now time for the Assembly to act on this, and to review the possibility of a ‘common travel area’ agreement between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.“We are the only two EU member states which are not members of the Schengen Agreement, which led to the creation of Europe’s borderless area in 1985. Because we are outside this agreement, but we are part of a common travel area between our countries, I am making the case for a single user levy charge to be considered.“The economic relationship between the North and the Republic is a very important one and an issue like this reminds us how sensitive we are to activities and legislation enacted by our neighbours. It is imperative that we work together to minimise the negative or harmful impact our decisions can have and demonstrate good will when trying to accommodate our needs and restrictions.”McHUGH CALLS ON NORTH’S FIRST MINISTER TO ADDRESS HGV LEVY was last modified: March 28th, 2014 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) Tags:deputy joe mchughHGV levyMLA Martin McGuinnessNOrthern Irelandlast_img read more

PUBLIC MEETING HEARS ANGER OVER PLANS TO CLOSE LOUGH ANNA WATER SUPPLY

first_imgLough Anna outside Glenties.A public meeting was held last night in Glenties by the Save Lough Anna group. Over 250 people from Glenties, Ardara,Narin,Portnoo, Rosbeg and Fintown areas packed in to the community centre in Glenties.There was a lot of anger in the room towards Irish Water and their proposal to decommission one of the best the best raw water source in the whole North West.As the people in attendance made their points it became clear that this was a fight worth having and the room voted unanimously to join and fight the closure together.One of the main points of contention was that Irish waters proposed alternative supply was from a source which has to be treated by multiple chemicals rather than the natural spring lake of Lough Anna.“Just leave Lough Anna alone” was the words said most as this water source has been supplying these areas since 1925 with top quality drinking water.One of the things we want is for Irish Water to reassess the whole situation with the help of locals so they can realise how passionate the people of the area are about their quality drinking water.At the meeting a sub group of 25 people volunteered to sit and plan the way forward from here.The next public meeting will be with all our elected representatives.PUBLIC MEETING HEARS ANGER OVER PLANS TO CLOSE LOUGH ANNA WATER SUPPLY was last modified: June 25th, 2015 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) Tags:GlentiesIrish WaterLough Annalast_img read more