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Wilder, Fury battle to draw in heavyweight thriller

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first_imgLATEST STORIES The three judges were divided on the outcome, with one scoring it 115-111 for Wilder, another 114-112 for Fury and the third 113-113.But while the scoring drew criticism, with many arguing that Fury had done enough to win, there was a marked absence of animosity after the bout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissInstead, the main talking point from a thrilling contest was Fury’s miraculous recovery after being knocked down by Wilder in the 12th round.The 30-year-old Briton, who had boxed skillfully to frustrate and outpoint the aggressive but inaccurate Wilder, looked to have finally been beaten when the American champion uncorked a savage right-left combination that sent him sprawling to the floor. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘We’re both warriors’While both men felt they had done enough to win the fight, both accepted the result.“I’m not going to sit here and complain, and scream robbery or whatever,” Fury said. “I thought I won the fight. I’ll leave the audience to make up their mind.”Wilder, who also had Fury on the deck in the ninth round, was adamant he had won.“I think with the two knockdowns I definitely won the fight,” said Wilder afterwards. “We poured our hearts out tonight. We’re both warriors, but with those two drops, I think I won the fight.”  Wilder, who remains unbeaten after 41 fights, immediately called for a rematch.“I would love for it to be my next fight,” Wilder said. “Let’s give the fans what they want to see. It was a great fight and let’s do it again.”Fury also said he hopes to arrange a rematch.“One hundred percent we’ll do the rematch,” Fury said. “We are two great champions. Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet,” added Fury, who exited his press conference after leading a rousing chorus of Don McLean’s classic “American Pie.” 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 However, in the ninth round, Wilder finally made his mark, dropping Fury with a short hook that had the fans on their feet.Fury however recovered well and regained his composure to resume where he had left off.With a large contingent of British fans in the audience of 17,698 roaring him on, a victory suddenly seemed within reach.Wilder however suddenly found a devastating combination just when he needed it in the 12th round.A right hand sent Fury rocking backwards towards the deck and a brutal left hand on the way down appeared to be the coup de grace for the challenger.Fury’s extraordinary Lazarus act however ensured the fight would go to the judges.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wilder celebrated as if he had won and members of his entourage moved to climb into the ring, only to stare in disbelief as Fury somehow cleared his head and got to his feet.“I really thought I had him out of there,” Wilder said afterwards. “I saw the eyes in his head rolling, I saw the ref checking on him and I thought, ‘It’s over’. I don’t know how he got up,” the 33-year-old added.Fury, who won the unified world title from Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 only to lose his belts as he battled depression, alcohol and drug problems, was equally baffled.“I don’t know,” Fury said. “I had a holy hand upon me tonight and brought me back. I’ve got good fighting spirit.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Whistling haymakersUntil Wilder’s sensational final round knockdown, Fury appeared to be heading for what would have been a remarkable upset.The self-proclaimed “Gypsy King”, who returned to boxing this year after missing more than two years, had boxed cleverly to evade the heavy-hitting threat of Wilder for most of the fight.The American champion struggled to connect cleanly with Fury throughout an absorbing contest, all too often sending huge arcing haymakers whistling past Fury’s head.Wilder landed just 71 of 430 punches thrown, or barely 17 percent.Fury by contrast picked his moments to attack, finding Wilder with greater accuracy and causing a nasty swelling over the American’s left eye.Wilder, the more aggressive of the two fighters early on, quickly moved into the lead after the opening rounds. But Fury gradually grew in confidence, regularly taunting Wilder by throwing his arms up in the air or behind his back.Wilder responded with increasingly desperate flurries of big punches, very few of which found their mark.As several former heavyweights had predicted beforehand, the longer the fight went on, the more Fury looked in control. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Blue Eagles scrape past Fighting Maroons in UAAP Finals opener After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tyson Fury, left, of England, poses with Deontay Wilder, right, along with referee Jack Reiss after their WBC heavyweight championship boxing match ended in a draw, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury battled to a controversial split-decision draw in their WBC heavyweight title showdown Saturday, triggering immediate demands from both camps for a rematch.  Wilder, who retains his WBC belt after 12 rounds of pulsating action, had Fury on the canvas twice at the Staples Center in Los Angeles but was unable to deliver the knockout he had promised his fans.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Ellen Begs Senate to Continue Session

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first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a communication to the Liberian Senate, requesting that body to consider delay of its closure which was expected today, December 12, 2014. The Senate has been conducting extraordinary sittings for the last five days non-stop.In her communication to the plenary, read by Secretary of the Senate J. Nanborlor F. Singbeh yesterday, President Sirleaf informed the lawmakers that “for the past two months, the National Oil Company (NOCAL) has been concluding negotiations with certain international oil companies for the exploration of the final oil blocks that were initiated under the 2002 Petroleum Law.”The communication continued: “We are nearing completion of the process, but need more time in order to make full submission to you. I therefore request your consideration of a delay in the closure of your Honorable body…”A motion for the communication to be accepted and opened for discussion was accepted by a majority vote, but Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee argued that because the letter may have some sensitive issues to be deliberated, he suggested it be taken into executive session.  That suggestion was unanimously accepted.It may be recalled that the Senate recently extended its regular sittings for an extra ten days after the expiration of the 90-day state of emergency declared by President Sirleaf in the wake of the alarming spread of the Ebola virus.During last Thursday’s plenary, that body agreed to continue regular sittings non-stop for the remaining five days, which would have expired today (December 12), with  the beginning of the Legislature’s much-awaited constituency break.It was not immediately clear what the Senators decided on during their closed door executive session, but authoritative sources believe the lawmakers will give the President at least a week’s delay.In a related Senatorial development, readings of several committee reports on confirmation proceedings were called off following a motion by Montserrado County Senior Senator Joyce Musu Freeman-Sumo, who argued that it would be a violation of Article 48 of the Senate Rule, which she said stipulates that reports be circulated among Senators 24 hours before a sitting.However, except for Sinoe County Superintendent-designate Thomas Romeo Quioh, who still needs to clear up issues with the General Auditing Commission, most if not all of those who went through confirmation proceedings are expected to get the green light.Meanwhile, the Justice Minister-designate Cllr. Benedict Sannoh, will appear before the Senate Committee on Judiciary, chaired by Senator (Cllr.) Joseph Nagbe, for confirmation hearing this morning. President Sirleaf has already informed the Senate about the nomination of Cllr. Sannoh.  He replaces Cllr. Christina Tah who resigned early August after serving as Justice Minister for close to six years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Shangaan electro master signs with UK record label

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first_imgNozinja, the creator of Shangaan electro. Photo: Warp Records By Anne Taylor5 April 2014One of the boasts South Africans are fond of repeating is about the richness of our multicultural country. A veritable melting pot. And here’s proof: South African artist and DJ Richard “Nozinja” Mthetwa, who has taken the icons of his culture and blended it with South African rave culture to create what he’s termed “Shangaan electro”.This week, independent British record label Warp announced this week that they’d signed Nozinga, who is just about to embark on a European tour. They say:Nozinja is the South African artist famous for creating the revolutionary dance movement dubbed “Shangaan electro”. A 21st century reboot of local folk tradition, Tsonga disco, kwaito and South African house, Nozinja has transcended these reference points to dream up an innovative and iconic Afro-futurist strain of electronic dance music. There is nothing quite like a Nozinja production: it is home-grown rave music in its purest form. Nozinja grew up in a small village in Limpopo, home of Shangaan culture. He later moved to Soweto, where he ran cellphone repair shops. According to a compelling profile on the Guardian, Nozinja “vowed to take Shangaan music and dancing worldwide – all from the confines of a soundproofed shed in his back yard. Nozinja is now a producer, artist, video director and promoter, and over the last decade he’s made around 25 albums in the Shangaan style”.Nozinja two-month European tour kicks off in the UK at the end of April. Paris, Berlin and Utrecht are also on the itinerary. He’ll be in Poland at the Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival at the end of August.What I love best, to be honest, are the jawdropping, heartbeating visuals: see Mr Nozinja’s channel on YouTube. That’s what I’m talking about!last_img read more

South African app brings out Madiba spirit in us all

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first_img8 July 2015An app has been developed to encourage citizens to make every day a Mandela Day by helping those in need.Brand South Africa has partnered with the GEM Project, or Go the Extra Mile, to develop the Play Your Part app that will get communities to help themselves.The marketing organisation promoted the app at the launch of the Play Your Part for Madiba campaign, held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on 6 July.Tsabeng Nthite, Brand South Africa communication officer, said the app contained a number of organisations that needed assistance from South Africans. The organisations included those which provided clothing, help with homework, job shadowing and skills development.GEM Project co-founder David Shields said the app was a social development drive that aimed to mobilise communities within themselves.Once an individual has helped a cause, they are eligible to receive a reward via the app, called a GEM. These GEMS can be converted into a number of products such as airtime, data, pre-paid electricity, or even movie tickets.“Volunteers are encouraged to donate their GEMs back to the needy causes during Mandela Month,” Shields said.To ensure continuity and mobilise support even beyond Mandela Month, corporates were also encouraged to donate GEMs so they could be allocated towards causes on an ongoing basis, he explained.GEM has been around for over a year, focusing on projects in Gauteng. Shields said that when the app grew, it would be rolled out across the country.Nelson Mandela International Day is an initiative dedicated to giving back to those less fortunate, the vulnerable and marginalised. It was declared an annual global day by the United Nations in 2009, and marks Mandela’s birthday on 18 July.In 2009, Nelson Mandela Day took place in just two cities: Johannesburg and New York. This year, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is hoping the campaign will be rolled out in 160 countries.last_img read more

Watch for soybean diseases after big rains

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I looked at the soybean prices on Sunday – all were still less than $10/Bushel.  This price combined with yield losses due to late planting, extra expenses for additional late weed control, and flood injury really put the kibosh on all but the most guaranteed return on investment for the remainder of 2015.  Here are a few guidelines, results from our studies in Ohio that point to the best return on investment.Foliar pathogens have the most impact on soybeans at the later growth stages (R3 to R6) by reducing the photosynthetic area of the leaves that contribute to pod development and seed growth (http://www.oardc.osu.edu/soyrust/2007edition/10-SoybeanGrowthandDevelopment.pdf).  Soybeans also have an uncanny ability to compensate for missing neighbors.  The profitability measure for the 2015 season will be to scout for the occurrence of diseases after flowering R3 and choose the best fungicide if necessary.Septoria brown spot.  This is a lower canopy disease, which surprisingly, we have not been getting too many reports of this year.  Where we are, it is from fields that are planted into continuous soybean and have heavy residue.  Even in these situations, the yield loss for this is still on average 2 to 3 bu/A.Frogeye leaf spot.  This disease we are monitoring, not only because there are a few highly susceptible varieties but also because there are reports from Illinois, Indiana, and up and down the Mississippi of populations that are no longer managed by the strobilurin class of fungicides.  If you see it, please send this to the lab ASAP, so we can run some tests.  We have seen yield differences with low levels of disease (5 to 12% leaf area affected) of 5 to 10 bu/Acre.  This is the one to keep an eye out for but the timing for sprays is between R3 and early R4.Sclerotinia stem rot or white mold.  For those fields with a long history of this disease, this can cause problems when we have cool nights (a.k.a no air conditioning turned on in your house) and heavy dews.  We have started our scouting for this pathogen as fields begin to get closer to flowering.  However, for those historic areas where white mold is always present AND a susceptible to moderately susceptible variety was planted, a fungicide may be necessary this year.  The key is the timing, and coverage of the fungicide in the field.  The target area is the lower part of the stem.Approach – we have measured significant reductions in white mold when we applied this fungicide at Western branch right before flowering followed by a second application 10 days later.Endura – we have measured significant reductions in white mold with this fungicide with one application timing (R1 – a few plants are beginning to flower in the field).Phoenix and Cadet Herbicides – both have reduced the incidence of white mold in trials in northeast Ohio.  If you are also going after weed escapes, this may also be a tool to consider.Topsin M – this has been the stand by white mold fungicide, but for the past 3 years, we have not been able to measure reductions in disease.Some cautions, we have not been able to reduce white mold with a fungicide nor with a herbicide if the field is planted to a highly susceptible variety and the crop is in full flower and infections have already occurred.  These materials mainly work as protectants and have to be on the plant at those lower nodes to protect it prior to the arrival of the pathogen.In summary, for foliar pathogens there is time to let the plants recover and take a look later in the growing season to determine if the pathogens are present.  This is the year to focus those scouting efforts on highly susceptible varieties.  For historic white mold areas, this will be another year to implement measures on those highly to moderately susceptible varieties.last_img read more

NSS Labs: Internet Explorer Still Better At Blocking Malware Than Chrome, Firefox

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first_imgklint finley Tags:#enterprise#Products Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Of course, there are other tools that can help protect your users from socially engineered malware, such as end-point protection software. And there are other potential security holes in browsers (to say nothing about PDF viewers). Also, NSS Labs did not test the phishing protection capabilities of any of these browsers.What the results may indicate, however, is that Microsoft’s malware database is better than Google’s Safe Browsing data feed. Chrome, Firefox and Safari all use Google Safe Browsing data feed to block malware. But then why the discrepancy between those three browsers? NSS Labs speculates that the discrepancy could be due to differing implementations of the API, calling the API at different times or differing parameters used.Perhaps the most surprising result is that Opera’s AVG powered malware blocking function failed to block a single malware download in NSS Labs’ tests.The report indicates that NSS Labs found that Opera did not block malware that AVG’s Online Shield reputation system does indeed block. NSS Labs suggests that the integration of AVG’s technology into Opera is incomplete.Opera’s PR Manager Thomas Ford told us that Opera’s malware protection is a compliment to its Fraud Protection mechanism, which also protects against phishing and other security issues. “We have multiple providers for our Fraud Protection mechanism,” Ford says. “It’s unclear why NSS Labs did not manage to test our AVG feed, but it is very strange that they do not test results from any of our other providers, including Yandex, which performs very well in our tests.”But this was not a test of Opera and other browsers’ protection against phishing, it was a socially engineered malware protection test. (NSS Labs did a testing of phishing protection last year, and Opera fared much better in that test.)Ford also notes: “We would welcome hearing more from NSS Labs about their methodology, including the URLs used, so we could more fully evaluate their findings.”Representatives from AVG did not respond to requests for comment. We covered controversy surrounding NSS Labs’ testing in general, and around its testing of AVG in particular, in our article Antivirus Product Testing is Changing, Whether Vendors Like it or Not.It’s difficult to asses NSS Labs’ results without being able to access the company’s malware samples. In the past, vendors have complained that NSS Labs charges steep fees for access to its sample list. However, NSS Labs President Rick Moy has explained to us in the past that consulting is how NSS Labs makes its money since the company has moved away from commissioned testing. Other independent testers such as AV-Comparatives and AV-Test.org don’t tend to release malware samples either. That makes it very difficult for outside observers to evaluate the results of any of these tests. Update: Andreas Marx of AV-Comparatives tells me that both AV-Comparaties and AV-Test.org give vendors the malware samples they test with. Internet Explorer 8 and 9 both block more socially engineered malware than Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari. At least, that’s what the Web Browser Group Test Socially-Engineered Malware Q3 2010 report from NSS Labs says. The results are similar to NSS Labs’ previous reports on the subject. Past browser testing reports from NSS Labs were reported to have been commissioned by Microsoft. I’m no longer able to find any disclosure about this in these reports.So, should you scrap those plans to deploy Chrome in the enterprise you made earlier this evening? Not necessarily. These results are focused on the browsers’ native ability to block malware downloads – not the overall security of each browser.When navigating to a site known to contain malware, one should hopefully get a warning such as this one:Firefox warningNSS Labs tested several popular browsers against a list of sites known to contain malware. Here is a chart summarizing the results: Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

USAID-Funded Project Empowering Women and Girls

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first_img The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Fi Wi Jamaica Project, being executed through the University of Technology (UTech), recently hosted the second in a series of conversations called ‘Big ‘Ooman Chat’. In seeking to expand the window of opportunity for the protection and promotion of human rights, especially among young women and girls, the Fi Wi Jamaica Project forged a Women for Empowerment (WFE) network across Jamaica, comprising mainly community-based groups and non-governmental organisations committed to empowering women and girls. Story Highlights Ubuntu is a South African Philosophy, which means that through a common understanding, community members are able to help and care for each other as members of one family. It refers to the interconnectedness of humans…“I am because you are”. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Fi Wi Jamaica Project, being executed through the University of Technology (UTech), recently hosted the second in a series of conversations called ‘Big ‘Ooman Chat’.Several successful professional and entrepreneurial women were invited to hear of the success of one major output of the project, ‘Girls using Ubuntu, Respect and Love for Entrepreneurial Success’ (GURLES).Ubuntu is a South African Philosophy, which means that through a common understanding, community members are able to help and care for each other as members of one family. It refers to the interconnectedness of humans…“I am because you are”.In seeking to expand the window of opportunity for the protection and promotion of human rights, especially among young women and girls, the Fi Wi Jamaica Project forged a Women for Empowerment (WFE) network across Jamaica, comprising mainly community-based groups and non-governmental organisations committed to empowering women and girls.Chairman of GURLES, Professor Rosalea Hamilton, said the group was established to support entrepreneurship, mainly among women in the WFE network, by supporting entrepreneurial growth and building sisterhood, incorporating love, respect and other core values embodied in Ubuntu. The highlight of the Big ‘Ooman Chat was the conversation about a new album, ‘Big Woman Tingz’.This album is being described as an artistic, eclectic and empowering body of music featuring 10 tracks from talented modern-day female artistes who are at varying stages of their careers.The objectives of GURLES are to facilitate female empowerment; to build a viable network of female entrepreneurs; to provide forums for both teaching and learning; to raise awareness about the complexity of issues affecting females; to assist in creating funding, organising and promoting events that are being spearheaded by females, and to promote unity and sisterhood amongst females.On May 21, 2015, the USAID signed a Cooperative Agreement to provide grant funding to UTech to execute a three-year national social-intervention project to expand a window of opportunity for the protection and promotion of human rights of targeted socially excluded and vulnerable members of the Jamaican population. The project comes to an end on May 20, 2018.last_img read more