Pakistan toil in Trelawny

first_imgFLORENCE HALL, CMC – Shimron Hetmyer led a triumvirate of left-handed batsmen that collected half-centuries, as the WICB President’s XI made Pakistan toil in the field all day in their first-class tour match yesterday. Hetmyer led the way with a typically enterprising 97 (11×4, 2×6), fellow Guyana Jaguars batsman Vishaul Singh was unbeaten on 81 and resurgent Kieran Powell made 58, as the President’s XI reached 311 for five in their first innings at the close, after deciding to bat on a windy, but clear first day of the three-day contest at the Trelawny Multiplex. Hetmyer dominated the first half of the day and shared 148 for the second wicket with Powell to give a solid platform for the rest of the home team’s batting to flourish which Singh did to anchor two half-century stands with Jahmar Hamilton and left-handed Jaguars teammate Raymon Reifer to advance claims for higher duty. The day started bitterly for the President’s XI, when Kyle Hope, one of the contenders to open the batting with Kraigg Brathwaite in the forthcoming three-Test series against the Pakistanis, was caught at forward short leg for two from a sharply rising, second ball of the match from left-arm fast bowler Muhammad Amir.last_img read more

Alvarez beats Golovkin by majority decision in rematch

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Alvarez’s victory ended the 36-year-old’s dream of securing a record-breaking 21st consecutive defence of his middleweight titles.While Golovkin was widely believed to have been unlucky not to win their first encounter last year, there was no controversy about Saturday’s outcome.“We had a great fight, the one we expected the first time around,” Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez said.“I had it close going into the 12th round. We had good judges who saw it from different angles – I can’t complain about the decision, but it’s close enough to warrant a third fight. “Canelo fought a great fight, congratulations.”ADVERTISEMENT PH rowers bag fourth gold medal in ICF world championships Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The contest followed an acrimonious build-up which saw both camps trade insults in the wake of Alvarez’s two failed drug tests in February which forced the cancellation of an earlier May 5 rematch. The two boxers needed to be separated at Friday’s weigh-in after Alvarez charged at Golovkin as they faced off.Alvarez was banned for six months after testing positive for the banned performance enhancing substance Clenbuterol. The Mexican blamed the test failures on eating contaminated meat in his native Mexico. However Golovkin had infuriated the Alvarez camp by repeatedly rubbishing his opponent’s explanation for the test results, accusing the Mexican of being a dope cheat.The acrimony was forgotten in the aftermath of Saturday, with both men embracing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Both fighters fought cagily from the outset, reluctant to trade heavy blows. Canelo unruffledGolovkin appeared to edge clear in the early rounds, working well behind his stiff left jab, but Alvarez remained unruffled.The Mexican, who had been accused of “running” in the first fight, came forward relentlessly and dominated the mid part of the fight.On all three judges cards Alvarez dominated the middle rounds from the fifth through to the eighth, building a handy lead to defend in the closing stages.Golovkin attempted to rally, rocking Alvarez with a stinging right hand in the 10th before pinning him on the ropes with a flurry of hooks.But Golovkin was never able to press home his advantage, and each time Alvarez was able to evade the looming danger to respond with blows of his own.With Golovkin needing a big finish in the 12th, Alvarezagain proved up to the challenge, shrugging off an early uppercut to hold on for the win.An array of stars from the movie and sports world were amongst a crowd of 21,965 for the most anticipated fight of the year, with LeBron James rubbing shoulders with Hollywood icons such as Denzel Washington and Will Smith.But the technical, tactical battle never quite lived up to the explosive classic which fans had hoped for. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPMexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch. Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkinin another attritional contest between the two evenly-matched rivals at the T-Mobile Arena, one year after they had fought to a controversial draw at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alvarez inflicted the first defeat of Kazakh slugger Golovkin’s career after two judges scored it 115-113 in his favour, with another judge scoring it even at 114-114.“I am a great fighter, and I showed it tonight,” Alvarezsaid. 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 Chriss“If the people want another round, I’ll do it again,” added Alvarez, who improves to 50-1-2. “I feel satisfied because I gave a great fight. It was a clear victory.”Golovkin, who fell to 38-1-1 after the loss, left the ring without speaking to television reporters. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Burbank floats trash, sewer fee hikes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“No one wants to pay more for basic services,” Teaford said. “We’re not the most expensive. We’re not the cheapest. We’re within the range of comparable cities.” Glendale is also proposing a 10 percent hike in trash fees this year, raising the average monthly bill from $14.41 to $15.85 a month. The Los Angeles City Council recently approved a rate increase, raising the monthly trash fee from $11 to $28 by 2010 to pay for another 1,000 police officers. Rising costs for natural gas to fuel trash trucks are helping push the costs up. In Burbank, a new billing services system upgrade installed last year has driven up billing costs 66 percent. Burbank last raised trash fees last year, when they jumped from $18.45 to $19 a month. Sewer rates also were raised last year from $14.99 to $16. BURBANK – The city’s Public Works Department is proposing a trash fee hike of 26 percent over the next three years because of jumps in cost of living for refuse employees, natural gas that fuels the trash trucks and billing costs. If approved by the City Council on June 20, the average trash fee for a single-family household after three years would jump from the current $19 a month to $24.16, Public Works Director Bonnie Teaford said. Burbank is also proposing a sewer fee increase, pushing the average residential bill from $16 a month to $20.53 a month after three years. If approved, the rate increases could go into effect July 1. The proposed fee increases follow on the heels of a similar proposed hike by the Burbank Water and Power Department that could increase the average resident’s monthly bill by between $2 and $4. Residents currently pay an average $63 a month for electricity and $36 a month for water, officials said. Councilman Jef Vander Borght said the proposed increases could make a big impact on residents who live on fixed incomes. “People who are at the lowest economic situation right now in dire need may find 9 percent too much for them,” he said. (818) 546-3306160Want 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

Kyle Lafferty having Rangers medical, could make debut on Thursday night

first_imgKyle Lafferty is on the verge of completing his move back to Rangers.Gers boss Steven Gerrard has been chasing the 30-year-old for some time and now finally looks to have got his man. Kyle Lafferty is Northern Ireland’s second highest scorer of all time 1center_img The striker is undergoing a medical at Ibrox after Hearts accepted an offer from their Scottish Premiership rivals.Lafferty – a boyhood Rangers fan – scored 38 goals in 138 games in his previous spell at the club, from 2008 to 2012.Since leaving Gers, he has played for Sion, Palermo, Norwich and had spells on loan at Çaykur Rizespor and Birmingham, before returning to Scotland to sign for Hearts in 2017.Lafferty scored 12 goals in 35 Premiership games last season and opened his account for 2018/19 with the winner against Celtic earlier this month.Should he complete his switch to Rangers today, Lafferty will be available to make his debut against FC Ufa at Ibrox on Thursday night, in the Europa League play-off first leg tie.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has given supporters every reason to be optimistic, says Gers fan Jeff Winterlast_img read more