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Indian boxer beats Chinese rival but doesn’t want his belt

first_imgIndian boxing and WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight champion Vijender Singh, left, fights with WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champion of China Zulpikar Maimaitiali, right, during their fight for the double title in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)NEW DELHI — Indian boxer Vijender Singh won his fight on Saturday and then offered to give his Chinese opponent’s belt back in a gesture of peace between the two rival nations.The fight against China’s Zulpikar Maimaitiali went all 10 rounds with Singh the winner in a unanimous verdict — 96-93, 95-94, 95-94.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Told to quit, Benedicto finishes race despite adversities 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas The countries have been involved in a lingering dispute over a contested region high in the Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison PLAY LIST 01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison01:57Local peace talks in Davao City may proceed – Palace04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet01:40Filipinos 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 respitecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Singh successfully defended his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title and also took his opponent’s WBO Oriental super middleweight belt.Singh hugged top Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and other celebrities among fans at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai, the country’s financial and entertainment capital.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’Singh then came back into the ring, took the microphone and said: “I don’t want this title. I will give it back to Zulpikar.”He added: “I don’t want tension on the border. It’s a message of peace. That’s important.” MOST READlast_img read more

ONE Championship announces 1st show in Japan for March 2019

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Japanese MMA was once led by the internationally popular Pride promotion, but it was purchased and essentially absorbed by the UFC in 2007. The UFC has staged occasional second-tier events in Japan, most recently in September 2017.After starting in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, ONE debuted in China in late 2014 and moved into Thailand in 2016. Sityodtong has said he aspires to hold shows eventually in India, along with every significant market in Asia.ONE will debut in Vietnam on Sept. 6, 2019, with a show in Ho Chi Minh City. The promotion’s first show in South Korea is scheduled for Seoul on Dec. 20, 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal TOKYO — ONE Championship will stage its first live event in Japan next year, extending the Asia-based mixed martial arts promotion’s reach into one of the sport’s ancestral homes.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Run for the Troops’ in full swing The debut show will be held March 31, 2019, in Tokyo, ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced Thursday.Sityodtong also unveiled dates and locations of 24 of the 30 events on ONE’s 2019 schedule. The promotion will hold two events in Japan, along with its debut events in South Korea and Vietnam.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ONE has gradually expanded its reach across Asia over the past seven years from its base in Singapore. Its 21-event schedule in 2018 stretches from Myanmar to China.Sityodtong has been eager to get ONE’s shows into Japan, where several major MMA organizations have risen and fallen in recent years in the nation’s crowded sports marketplace. MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Target profits up but miss estimates

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS – Discount retailer Target Corp. said first-quarter profits rose 12 percent, but the results narrowly missed Wall Street estimates and its shares fell 4 percent. Investors were spooked as profit margins shrank and selling and administrative expenses rose faster than sales. Target, the nation’s second-largest discounter behind Wal-Mart Stores Inc., said it earned $554 million, or 63 cents per share, for the quarter ended April 29, up from $494 million, or 55 cents per share, during the same period last year. The latest results were a penny a share below the estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Financial. First-quarter revenue rose 12.1 percent, to $12.86 billion from $11.5 billion a year ago. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsBut selling, general and administrative expenses grew 15.3 percent, to almost $2.9 billion. That can make investors nervous because it suggests that a company might be spending more on advertising and salaries to attract the same sales dollars. Chief Financial Officer Doug Scovanner said the extra expense was because Target opened three distribution centers during the quarter and remodeled more stores than usual. And he said Target’s gross margin for the full year is likely to be as good as last year’s 31.9 percent of sales, or better. He maintained Target’s guidance for the year, saying analyst estimates that it would earn 69 cents per share for the second quarter and $3.11 for the full year “appear reasonable, given our current outlook.” “On balance, our first-quarter performance gives me even greater confidence than 90 days ago in our ability to generate a mid-teen percentage increase in 2006 earnings per share,” he said. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial were expecting earnings per share for the year of $3.12. Target shares fell $2.19, or 4 percent, to close at $50.02 on the New York Stock Exchange – up from $48.10 earlier in the day, which was at the bottom of its range over the past year. It wasn’t exactly a terrible quarter. Target said profits grew on the strength of store revenue and contributions from its credit card business, which added $162 million to earnings before taxes, which was an increase of $60 million, or almost 60 percent, from the same period last year. Target said its credit card profits grew because of higher interest income and the short-term benefit of expenses for bad debts because many people rushed to file for bankruptcy before the rules changed last fall.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

I don’t know, Jose says when asked if Martial will return to training

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho has no idea when Anthony Martial will return to training amid reports the France forward could leave the club before the transfer window closes next week.Martial, the France forward, has not been with Mourinho’s squad in the United States since leaving for the birth of his second child, missing the club’s three most recent friendlies after starting the first two. 2 “We were just trying to survive and to have the best possible results,” Mourinho said of the American tour. “But as I was saying to the players, some of my players they will be an amazing condition.“You imagine an Alexis Sanchez fresh? The way the man is running after playing four matches of 90 minutes, I think he’s in a fantastic condition.“So, let’s look at it from a positive side and wait for Lindelof, Rashford, Lukaku and Jones, which are going to be four important players for us.“Not prepared but they will be back and when you are in trouble they will help us and that’s the spirit we need because I think our first two-three weeks in the Premier League – Leicester, Brighton, Tottenham – are going to be really hard for us because we didn’t prepare for that but that’s what it is.” England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Martial started United’s first two matches on tour, but has not been seen since REVEALED deals Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade RANKED possible standings IN DEMAND REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The 22-year-old’s failure to return from Europe after the birth irked his manager, who expressed his annoyance after the penultimate match of the tour against Liverpool by saying “he should be here, and he is not here”.That frustration has festered and, having initially sidestepped a question about his future, Mourinho said, “I don’t know” when asked if Martial would be back with the group in Manchester.The France forward’s Old Trafford future looks more uncertain than ever, with his manager appearing to aim a thinly-veiled dig at him after United ended their tour with a 2-1 defeat of Real Madrid – their only win from five matches in the US.“My players, amazing in their effort but we have more effort in front of us,” said Mourinho, who leads United to Bayern Munich on Sunday in their final pre-season friendly.“Because in a few days we go to Munich and we start the Premier League in nine days. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “These are the players that we have plus (Victor) Lindelof, that starts training two days ago, plus Marcus Rashford, (Phil) Jones and (Romelu) Lukaku because they gave to the group and to the team three days of their holidays.“So, they’re coming back three days early to try and be available for the team.“And with the fantastic spirit we have in the majority of the players, I repeat: in the majority of the players, we have a fantastic spirit, we go with everything we have to the Premier League.”It is hard to see a thawing of the tensions between Martial and Mourinho, with the United forward sure to be one of the main subjects of transfer talk this month.Full-back Matteo Darmian is another hoping to leave Old Trafford in the coming weeks, while Mourinho is hopeful of bringing in at least one of the two transfer targets he wants.Brazil international Fred, young full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant are all that have arrived so far this summer, but January acquisition Alexis Sanchez is now beginning to show his true quality. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland gameday cracker Sanchez has been one of United’s best performers in pre-season Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 2 who plays? smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware Latest Manchester United newslast_img read more


first_imgMinister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Dinny McGinley T.D., announced today that final decisions have been taken by the Government regarding the new definition of the Gaeltacht and the implementation structures for the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language.These decisions were taken at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (31 May 2011) and provide for Údarás na Gaeltachta to maintain a job creation function, but in conjunction with other agencies on larger projects.The Minister of State said: “I am delighted that final decisions have been made by the Government regarding the implementation of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language. “As a result, officials in my Department, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, can proceed with drafting the Heads of the Gaeltacht Bill. I hope that the Bill will be published as soon as possible, depending on the Government’s legislative schedule.”The new definition of the Gaeltacht will be based on the 20-Year Strategy and on the recommendations made in the Comprehensive Linguistic Study of the Use of Irish in the Gaeltacht.The Minister of State said: “My Department, in conjunction with other State bodies, will work closely with Gaeltacht communities on the ground in order to assist them in developing and implementing language plans, which will incorporate all aspects of community life.”Regarding the implementation structures for the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language, the Minister of State said: “These Government decisions will ensure that existing structures will be used to deliver the Strategy and that the functions of the key stakeholders with responsibility for implementing the Strategy, both within and outside of the Gaeltacht, will be clearly defined.” The Minister of State said: “As a result of these Government decisions, I believe that the future of Údarás na Gaeltachta is secure, that Údarás na Gaeltachta will retain its statutory functions and that Údarás na Gaeltachta and other enterprise agencies will cooperate to ensure investment in the Gaeltacht.BACKGROUND:The 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010 – 2030 is available at http://www.pobail.ie/en/IrishLanguage.New definition of the Gaeltacht*          Provision will be made in the Gaeltacht Bill for a new statutory definition of the Gaeltacht, which will be based on linguistic criteria rather than on  geographical areas, as is currently the case. *          Provision will be made under the legislation for a language planning process in order to prepare language plans at community level for each Gaeltacht area and for the Minister to approve and review those plans periodically.*          Statutory status will be given to a new type of ‘network Gaeltacht’ area outside the existing statutory Gaeltacht areas. These will be areas, predominantly in urban communities, that will have a basic critical mass of community and State support for the Irish language.*          Gaeltacht Service Towns, i.e. towns which service Gaeltacht areas, will also be given statutory status.Implementation structures under the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language: *          The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will retain primary responsibility for matters concerning the Irish language, both within and outside of the Gaeltacht.*          Foras na Gaeilge will continue to fulfil its responsibilities on an all-island basis as an agency of the North South Language Implementation Body.*          The Department, in partnership with relevant State bodies, will be responsible for the implementation of the Strategy outside the Gaeltacht. The potential for Foras na Gaeilge to deliver certain elements of the Strategy, on an agreed basis, will be explored.*          Údarás na Gaeltachta will be responsible for the implementation of the Strategy within the Gaeltacht.Údarás na Gaeltachta*  The status quo will be maintained regarding the current functions of Údarás na Gaeltachta, including its enterprise functions, subject to the following:1. statutory provision to enable the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to direct Údarás na Gaeltachta to focus its limited resources towards specific enterprise sectors; and2. the development of a mechanism to facilitate Údarás na Gaeltachta to cooperate with other enterprise agencies, particularly with regard to significant Gaeltacht projects with high potential.* Provision will be made under the Gaeltacht Bill to significantly reduce the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta and to end the requirement to hold elections.DINNY: ÚDARÁS TO KEEP JOBS ROLE – BUT MUST WORK MORE CLOSELY WITH OTHER AGENCIES was last modified: June 3rd, 2011 by gregShare 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:20 year irish language strategyDinny McGinleylast_img read more