National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles McGregor’s ability to pull off perhaps the most improbable upset in sports history likely rests on his chances to land not just one punch, but repeated combinations of blows on Mayweather, who has shown a decent chin on the few occasions he has been hit in the past decade.If McGregor can’t consistently hit Mayweather — and nobody has consistently connected against Money May in over a decade — he can at least avoid embarrassment by not getting knocked out — and there is no doubt McGregor can take a punch. His sparring partners have spoken of his tough chin, and it was evident last year in his two UFC brawls with Nate Diaz. Their second bout in August 2016 devolved into a brutal standup fight that left both men bloodied and bruised.McGregor’s disregard for defense in that bout — or his inability to defend himself from repeated head blows — could be decisive when facing Mayweather, who might be the most precise puncher in the sport. McGregor claims he has worked on defense during his training camp, but his predictions for the fight invariably return to his belief in his own power.No matter what happens to McGregor at T-Mobile Arena, he will rely on the skills he first learned at the Crumlin Boxing Club, where his mother Mags still works out. The club will be full of his fans when it screens the fight at about 5 a.m. Sunday morning.“You will see the culmination of everything I’ve learned and studied,” McGregor said. “A great many people helped to get me to what you will see this weekend.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor speaks during news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Before Conor McGregor had even heard of mixed martial arts, he wanted to be a boxer. He first stepped into Crumlin Boxing Club nearly 20 years ago in muddy football boots and started punching a heavy bag.McGregor returned constantly for the next seven years, determined to become tough enough to dissuade bullies in his Dublin neighborhood. He competed in amateur boxing matches against opponents of all sizes and shapes over the years, developing tenacity and power.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments What’s in store for your animal sign this year “There were no weight rules, no limitations on who you could fight,” McGregor recalled Wednesday. “We would just have an opponent assigned to us. That was always the joke: Everybody at the Crumlin Boxing Club had to fight heavyweights, no matter what size you are. But it was a good lesson. You must be prepared for any eventuality. You must be ready to fight. That’s how I was brought into this game.”McGregor is on top of the fight game this week before his Saturday showdown with Floyd Mayweather (49-0), the most accomplished boxer of his generation. McGregor, a former plumber who has never had a professional boxing match, will make roughly $100 million for stepping into the ring for the first time in the spectacle of the summer.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’And though McGregor moved into MMA training in his teens and eventually rose to win two UFC belts, he is no boxing neophyte. While he has other strengths, McGregor’s MMA career has been built in large part on his boxing-bred punching power, which is considered exceptional by his sport’s standards.Oh, and he also doesn’t lack confidence, which is no small thing when facing odds as daunting as McGregor’s chances against Mayweather. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies “No fighter can train for what I bring into the ring or into the octagon,” McGregor said. “I am too skilled. I am too diverse. My movement is too much for them. All of these men will fall.”But for McGregor to make Mayweather fall, he’ll either need to land an astonishing home-run punch, or he’ll have to show more creativity and sustained boxing skill than MMA usually demands.While McGregor’s versatility and smarts have made him the UFC’s biggest star, he can use only one discipline against Mayweather — and no serious people outside McGregor’s camp doubt Mayweather has more boxing skill. Still, McGregor has devoted himself to boxing in recent weeks, bringing in former champ Paulie Malignaggi among his many sparring partners and recruiting Joe Cortez, the veteran boxing referee, to instruct him on the finer points of etiquette.“Fighting in Vegas, I just don’t see how Conor outpoints him (for a decision),” UFC President Dana White said. “Conor is going to get in there to rough him up and try to knock him out.”White and McGregor’s other fervent backers believe in his one-punch knockout power, which he showed most memorably in dethroning longtime UFC champion Jose Aldo. 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Premier Gordon Campbell was forced to stand in the legislature yesterday and clarify the government’s position on the petition aimed at stopping the harmonized sales tax. The Liberal chair of the committee, Kamloops MLA Terry Lake, which will decide the fate of the petition, had suggested the panel could declare the campaign invalid. However, under questioning from the N-D-P, Mr. Campbell conceded the legislative committee has only two options under the law when it comes to the petition — send it to a vote in the legislature or recommend a referendum. That left Mr. Lake in statement recall mode, and swtiching his focus to the time line, that would likely be attached to a referendum… [asset|aid=2931|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2dcd4ec5c7ee609492209afd7d793677-Terry Lake_2_Pub.mp3] Oganizers of the petition say they’ve now collected the required signatures of 10 per cent of registered voters in 84 of B-C’s 85 ridings, and they expect to have the last riding locked up soon. Locally, organizers are hoping to get 40 percent of the voters in Peace River North, and with the signatures of just under 33 percent, they have less than 2 thousand to go.That noted, they will be at the Totem Mall again today from 5 to 9pm.- Advertisement – read more
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As the LAPD cracks down on the city’s most violent street gangs, federal and county officials have launched their own campaigns to apprehend and deport gangsters who are in the county illegally. For the first time, federal immigration officers are tracking incarcerated gang members, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is creating a database of gang members who are in the U.S. illegally. The FBI is also strengthening its ties to international police agencies and hopes to create a gang intelligence center in El Salvador. “We want to connect the dots the same way we have been doing with counterterrorism,” said Robert Loosle, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office. “Up until now, there hasn’t been the focus needed, and what we are trying to do is consolidate information-collection and -sharing efforts so that we can better address violent crime committed by gangs. Given concerns about illegal immigrants who are gang members, some groups have called for revocation of Special Order 40, the Los Angeles Police Department policy that prohibits officers from asking a suspect’s immigration status. But officials say the policy – implemented nearly three decades ago to win the trust of witnesses in heavily immigrant communities – is still a necessary part of the city’s crime-fighting efforts. “Without it, victims of crime would be reluctant to come forward,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, an LAPD spokesman. “This never precluded officers from arresting criminals and does not today.” But others say using federal immigration laws to deport gang members could help solve the city’s chronic gang problem. “If you can’t inquire into somebody’s legal status, how are you going to combat these gangs coming out of Mexico and Central America?” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a conservative group that sued the LAPD last year challenging Special Order 40. In the pending lawsuit, the group maintains that the LAPD is spending taxpayer money to enforce a harmful policy. It cites a case in which officers were prevented from asking the immigration status of a Mexican national motorist, who later committed two robberies and tried to rape a woman in front of her 5-year-old son. “There is an antagonism to federal immigration laws by city and police officials and (Special Order 40) is a way to undermine them,” Fitton said. But Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William Bratton – who in February unveiled an aggressive anti-gang plan that included naming the city’s most sought-after groups and their members – said they will stand by the order. “The mayor agrees with Chief Bratton and every police chief before him that requiring our police officers to double as immigration agents will result in fewer arrests, prosecutions and convictions,” said Matt Szabo, a Villaraigosa spokesman. From February 2005 through January, immigration officials say, more than 1,000 gang member suspects were deported from California as part of a nationwide effort to combat gangs. “One of the most significant threats to this region and across the country is the threat of gang violence,” said Jim Hayes, L.A. field office director with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “We want to know who in the jails are members of street gangs.” ICE has doubled the number of agents working in the Los Angeles County jail system since last year, and in February began identifying illegal immigrants who are gang members. During the first month of the effort, 59 of 290 illegal immigrants were classified as gang members. “Our goal is to see that everyone that we identify is removed,” Hayes said. Sheriff Lee Baca, who oversees the jails, said the immigration process is an important crime-fighting tool. “It’s important to recognize there’s a difference between an illegal immigrant and an illegal immigrant who commits a crime,” Baca said. “We believe an illegal immigrant who is a gang member should be deported.” Identifying gangsters Up until now, law enforcement agencies have been reluctant to estimate how many gang members are illegal immigrants. But, like the LAPD’s decision to publicly identify the city’s gangs, that philosophy is being tested. “It’s a matter of real concern,” said Bruce Riordan, director of anti-gang programs and operations for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. “There is a significant percentage of gang members – and it’s hard to quantify – that are illegal aliens. Even more importantly, there is a substantial number of hard-core gang members with prior felonies that have really committed their lives to the criminal activity of gangs.” Of the Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street gang members targeted by court injunctions filed by the city, Riordan estimates as many as half could be illegal immigrants. Gang experts say those numbers are far too high, but concede that immigrants and gangs are intertwined. Many of the city’s oldest Latino gangs trace their roots to migrant workers or immigrants who sought protection. In immigrant hubs like New York City, the Italian Mafia flourished. In Los Angeles, the center of gang culture, immigrants from Armenia to Russia have created their own criminal organizations. Sense of belonging And modern gangs like 18th Street and Mara Salvatrucha have helped create a cross-national gang with its own culture and identity that provides many immigrants with a sense of belonging. “Being an undocumented or newly arrived immigrant is an extra risk factor,” said Susan Cruz, director of Sin Fronteras, a gang-rehabilitation group that works in juvenile jails and helps illegal immigrants facing deportation. “A lot of this has to do with economics.” Cruz, herself a former gang member, said as the wave of Central American immigration has ebbed, so, too, have the gang ranks of illegal immigrants. Now, she says, many immigrants – fearful of their status – are moving away from gangs. “Yes, you do see quite a few that are undocumented. It’s because they have no other recourse,” she said. “Gangs will exist as long as society doesn’t do its job. But this is really just a campaign of fear. It’s timely now because there is an anti-immigrant sentiment.” Law enforcement officials say some gangs, such as the recently dismantled Fifth and Hill gang downtown, continue to recruit immigrants heavily. At least half of the more than three dozen Fifth and Hill gang members arrested last month were Mexican nationals, police said, and many of the leaders used day laborers to run drugs. “The newly arrived immigrants are not coming here as full-fledged gang members,” Vernon said. “They become gang members once they are here.” The majority are first- and second-generation immigrants, he said. And other immigrants tend to be their victims. “Is there a disproportionate number of immigrant youth that join gangs? It may be higher than the general population,” said Tom Ward, a professor of anthropology at the University of Southern California and an expert on gangs with Central American ties. Poverty, dysfunctional families and cultural isolation drive teens to gangs, he said. For immigrants with strong familial ties, the economic pressure of living in the U.S. often keeps them close to their families rather than straying into gangs. Their presence in gangs is merely a reflection of demographics in L.A., which has the largest concentration of illegal immigrants in the country, officials said. But deporting illegal-immigrant gang members – many who return multiple times – is a short-sighted solution, he said. “It doesn’t get at root causes of why they get in gangs.” email@example.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Part of that is determining who is part of those gangs,” he said. “As a result, we are looking at deportees – where they are from, how they got here and what their connections are in the U.S.” The law enforcement efforts come as the Los Angeles Police Department launches its own coordinated effort to crack down on an estimated 40,000 gang members. Violent gang crime increased 14 percent citywide last year, and more than 40 percent in the San Fernando Valley. Although law enforcement officials struggle to quantify the number of illegal immigrants who are gang members, some say nearly half of some gangs – including Mara Salvatrucha, one of the city’s most violent – could be in the U.S. illegally. Gang experts say there are no studies to corroborate the figures, although they estimate that the number is closer to 10 percent. Ask suspect’s status? read more
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Tags: abdallah mubiruBen OcenNyamityobora FCpolice fcStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop Police have now won their last two games (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueNyamityobora 1-2 PoliceMutessa II War Memorial War Memorial Stadium, WankulukukuTuesday, 30-10-2018WANKULUKUKU – Police FC overcame poor playing conditions as they defeated Nyamityobora 2-1 at a wet Mutessa II War Memorial stadium on Tuesday.A brace from midfielder Ben Ocen was enough for Abdallah Mubiru’s side who have now won all their last two game. Patrick Gonahasa scored what proved to be a mere consolation for the home side.After a delay of over 30 minutes due to excessive water on the pitch, the match finally kicked off and it was Nyamityobora who applied the early pressure. Inside the first three minutes, Charles Musige found himself in acres of space but could only shoot wide after he was teed up by John Wesley Kisakye.Police who had stood firm and socked up pressure from the home side found the break through on six minutes when Ben Ocen unleashed a fierce drive from 25 yards, that flew over Hilary Jomi in Nyamityobora’s goal and into the roof of the net.However, the Cop’s lead lasted only two minutes and the home side were level. Joseph Akandanwaho was fouled on the left side, captain Alex Komakech sent in a delightful cross from the resultant free-kick which found Patrick Gonahasa unmarked in the area to node past Davis Mutebi for 1-1.Nyamityobora had a chance to make it 2-1 on 21 minutes but Gonahasa fired wide from a free-kick after Derrick Kiggundu was fouled by Hassan Kalega outside the area.At the other end, Juma Balunya threaded a looping pass into the path of Norman Ojik who found himself one on one with Jomi but the forward could not control the pass as the chance went to waste.With halftime approaching, Gonahasa again found himself unmarked in the Police area but his fierce drive was blocked out for a corner by Sadat Kyambadde.At the start of the second half, Abdallah Mubiru introduced Johnson Odong replacing the ineffective Ojik as the Cops went in search of the winner.However, it was Nyamityobora who started the half strongly, applying early pressure which resulted into two quick corners but both mounted to nothing meaningful in front of goal.With seven minutes of the half played, Musiige pounced onto a loose ball around Police’s penalty area but shot straight at Mutebi who happily obliged and saved comfortably.A minute later, the home side made a double substitution, sending on David Kiiza and Charles Ssebutinde in place of Kisakye and Martin Arinaitwe.Kiiza nearly made instant impact two minutes later when he pounced onto a loose ball but his looping effort was tipped over by Mutebi for a corner that produced nothing as Police managed to clear their lines.Moments later, Nyamityobora who looked to have the game under control came close to doubling their day’s tally as Akandwanaho headed Jerry Jakisa’s cross onto the cross bar.After a spell of relentless pressure at their end, Police managed to take the game to Nyamityobora and Odong got his first sniff of goal but his weak effort could only find the side net and out for a goal kick.However, the Cops would not be denied on the second time of asking as four minutes later, Ocen unleashed another fierce drive from outside the area, past Jomi and into the back of the net to make it 2-1 to the visitors.In an attempt to see out the result, Mubiru took off Ruben Kimera and replaced him with former Proline Captain Simon Mbazira.Gonahasa who looked lively all day then took it upon himself to search for an equaliser for his side.First with 15 minutes to play, the striker took advantage of Police’s lousy defending and headed the ball towards goal but Paul Wila cleared it before it crossed the all important white-wash.Three minutes later, he (Gonahasa) shot from distance but Mutebi was equal to the task.The first and only yellow card of the game came two minutes from time and it was shown to Kalega after a foul on Ssebutinde.The last chance of the game fell to Odong but the substitute could not score a third for Police as his curling effort was saved by Jomi.Victory take Police to six points after five games and moves them as high as 9th on the table. This is their second successive victory after losing all of their first three games.For Nyamityobora, it is their fourth loss of the season and they now slip into 15th spot with only three points accumulated so far.Other games played on Tuesday:– Kirinya JSS 2-2 Vipers SC– Onduparaka 0-0 Bright Stars– Maroons 1-2 Bul FC– SC Villa 0-0 URA FC– Ndejje University 1-0 Paidah Black Angels.Wednesday’s fixtures:– Express FC vs Tooro United @04:00pm– KCCA FC vs Mbarara City @04:30pmComments read more
28 November 2005South Africa has a new category of public servant. Community development workers will help the government with service delivery by improving communication and helping local people to access services to which they are entitled.Community development workers – a concept introduced by President Thabo Mbeki in 2003 – are multi-skilled public servants deployed in communities to help people access government services and poverty alleviation programmes.They work as community facilitators, focusing on finding solutions to identified needs and blockages by interacting with national, provincial and local government structures.The first intake of 1 300 community development workers has just completed its one-year training programme – combining class-based and in-service training – at institutions such as the University of the Western Cape. A further 900 community development workers were recruited in November.Speaking at launch of the community development workers programme in Winterveldt in the Western Cape last week, Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi urged the workers to help ensure that government was “based on the will of the people”.“You must live with the people, walk with them and talk their language,” Fraser-Moleketi said.As part of their work, community development workers will interact with ward committees, councillors and local municipalities, among others.“We assure you that all spheres of government will provide support for you”, Fraser-Moleketi said.Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, also speaking at the launch, encouraged community development workers to learn about the challenges South Africa faced in social welfare, infrastructure, education and health provision.Describing community development workers as “our future managers in the public service,” she urged councillors to partner with them in the development of the country.One community development worker, Nosisa Mbatha (24) from the Hibiscus Coast Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, told BuaNews that since starting her new job in February, “I have since known a lot of ordinary people, helping them to access government services such as social grants.”Mbatha said she hoped her contribution would help the country meet the Millennium Development Goals of halving poverty and underdevelopment by 2015.Next week, she said, they would be holding workshops for people on how to participate in the country’s African Peer Review Mechanism.The community development workers programme is driven nationally by the Department of Public Service and Administration.SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material read more
I recently attended the grand opening for the Lifecycle Building Center (LBC), a new non-profit organization focused on building material reuse. The result of long hours of labor by many dedicated people, the LBC’s stated mission is to “make the lifecycle use of the built environment more efficient and sustainable.”Currently established as a subsidiary of the USGBC Georgia chapter, the center’s ultimate goal is to be an independent organization that is fully self-sustaining. The LBC has an impressive board of directors, including professionals from Perkins + Will, Southface, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Skanska, and HOK. Currently an all-volunteer effort, they have already begun collecting surplus building products and are starting to sell them for reuse.Community revitalization goalsThe center is located on the Atlanta Beltline, a 22-mile loop of mostly abandoned rail lines that is currently being developed into a transit greenway consisting of trails, parks, and a future transit system that will connect many of intown Atlanta’s neighborhoods.The center’s founders hope to play a role in the development of underutilized properties adjacent to this corridor. They are also planning local community outreach efforts, including hiring residents to work there as well as teach building skills to people in this somewhat down-at-the-heels part of town.A great buildingLBC is located in a small warehouse building that is attached to a beautiful 1914 factory building that they plan to take over as they grow. The building covers 72,000 square feet of space, and is little changed from its early days as a factory. The building includes operable clerestory windows and floors made of wood pavers.There are plans in place to certify the warehouse under the Living Building Challenge – a very lofty goal. I am skeptical (is anyone surprised?), but I look forward to seeing how this develops.Big challengesAtlanta has never been a great place for recycling and salvaging building materials. Historically, landfill fees have been low, handling costs high, real estate values always increasing, and the demand for previously used materials low.As tipping fees rise, labor prices drop, and real estate values remain low, I expect that there will be more demand for salvaged products. This model has been successful in other markets, and I have high hopes that it can work in Atlanta. It will be neither easy or fast, but I think the time is right for LBC to succeed. read more
Tags:#Aereo#copyright#online tv#Streaming video#television Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Aereo, Barry Diller’s uber-controversial Internet TV service currently available only in New York, is expanding. This spring, consumers in 22 more U.S. cities will get the ability to tune into broadcast TV channels via desktops, tablets and smartphones. And the TV networks are not happy. Aereo uses tiny, remote antennas to grab broadcast signals and convert them into video formats that can be transmitted over the Internet and watched from any device and recorded for later viewing. It’s a brilliant idea, but one that immediately won the ire of the TV industry, who responded with a lawsuit. In July, a federal court ruled that Aereo did not violate copyright law in the way broadcasters alleged, allowing the service to continue operating as a larger legal battle looms. In its corporate rhetoric, Aereo very deliberately positions itself alongside the VHS tape and DVR, two technologies whose core functionality was challenged by the content industry on copyright grounds. The company and its supporters are hoping that the courts see the similarities as well. (For more insight, see Is Barry Diller Stealing Broadcasters’ Content? Patent Application Says Maybe Not.)Aereo’s fate is far from firmed up, but that’s not stopping the company from pushing forward with its expansion into new markets. Specifically, it will launch later 2013 in Boston, Miami, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Detroit, Denver, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Cleveland, Kansas City, Raleigh-Durham (NC), Salt Lake City, Birmingham (AL), Providence (RI), and Madison (WI).For $8 per month – the price of a Hulu Plus subscription – users can tune into whichever over-the-air broadcast channels are available in their area. It’s the same stuff you can get with a digital antenna affixed to your TV, but Aereo makes it available across devices and has built-in DVR recording functionality. Will people really want to drop $8 monthly to access broadcast TV more conveniently? Aereo is banking on it. Even combined with a Hulu Plus subscription, users would pay only $16 per month for access to a huge selection of content, some of which is live – including many live sporting events. That beats cable’s hefty monthly bill, but it still won’t get you Game of Thrones or the latest episode of Breaking Bad. If Aereo manages to survive its legal challenges (and the company just raised $38 million to fund its expansion and pay its legal bills), it’s yet another step toward making the cord-cutting lifestyle a viable alternative. Of course the Cable/Satellite industry isn’t sitting still: on Monday Time Warner Cable announced a limited deal to make some of TWC content available on Roku set-top boxes – although users will still have to have a cable subscription.See Is Cable TV Tuning In Its Own Obsolescence? 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout john paul titlow 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… read more