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

Firefighters ball brings in just over $90,000

first_imgThe seventh annual Fort St. John Charity Ball was held on May 9 at the Pomeroy Hotel. The event established a new record once again as just over $90,000 was raised which surpassed last year’s record total of $84,000.Captain Brent Morgan said the money will be going towards the burn fund as well as a variety of programs such as Burn Awareness Week, and the burn camp that sends children to camp all over the province between the ages of 6-18.“The money will be going towards one of the accommodations suites that we paid for that’s going into the burn fund building. The other stuff will be headed into general revenue for operations of the burn fund and divided up into different programs.”- Advertisement -Morgan added the growth of the event is bitter sweet in that he attributes some of the popularity to the increasing number of burn survivors in the area.last_img read more


first_imgTENANTS of Letterkenny Shopping Centre have gone on a rent strike – furious that the moneybags developers behind the centre are refusing to negotiate rent understands that some unit tenants are being forced to cough up a massive €100,000-per-year in rent.Proctor’s newsagents and one other outlet have already closed. But has learned that other tenants are getting ready to quit the centre unless rents are reviewed.The centre is owned by wealthy corporate group Harcourt Developments.Sources there claim some tenants had been involved in a rent strike and may be locked out of the premises in the coming weeks.“It may come to that,” said one Harcourt insider, when asked if more tenants could be evicted. However the source wouldn’t deal with the issue of the massive rents.“There hasn’t been a rent rise for several years,” said the source.© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comCRISIS AS TENANTS QUIT SHOPPING CENTRE IN RENT ROW was last modified: November 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Letterkenny Shopping Centre.rents crisislast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTS SATURDAY 5-1-2013Old Orchard Inn Saturday Division OneGweedore Celtic Reserves               P v P                   Glencar Celtic Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCranford United Reserves               P v P                   Downtown UnitedDowntown Cup Group AErne Wanderers                                5 v 1                   Milford United ReservesGlenea United Reserves                   9 v 0                   Tullyvinney RoversDowntown Cup Group BKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves        2  v 2                   Donegal Town Reserves Downtown Cup Group CDeele Harps                                     P v P                   Gweedore United ReservesGlenree United Reserves                 2 v 4                   Ramelton MarinersFAI Junior Cup Richmond FC                                   3 v 2                   Keadue RoversSUNDAY  6-1-2013Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United                                0 v 3                   Rathmullan CelticKilmacrennan Celtic                         5 v 1                   Dunkineely CelticGweedore Celtic                              0 v 1                   Lifford CelticCastlefin Celtic                                P v P                   Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneArranmore United                            0 v 4                   Curragh AthleticBallybofey United                           1 v 1                   Raphoe TownDonegal Town                                             3 v 1                   Drumoghill FCCranford United                               1 v 1                   Eany CelticCT Ball Division TwoKerrykeel ’71 F.C.                           3 v 2                   Convoy ArsenalCopany Rovers                                4 v 0                   Dunlewy CelticFAI Junior CupCappry Rovers                                1 v 3                   InnishvillaDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 12-1-2013                    K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown Cup Group AErne Wanderers                                   v                      Glenea United ReservesCranford United Reserves                  v                      Tullyvinney RoversDowntown Cup Group BKeadue Rovers Reserves                    v                      Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesFintown Harps AFC                          v                      Donegal Town ReservesDowntown Cup Group CDeele Harps                                        v                      Glenree United ReservesDowntown United                              v                      Ramelton MarinersDowntown Cup Group DCastlefin Celtic Reserves                    v                      Glencar CelticMulroy Celtic                                     v                      Gweedore Celtic ReservesSUNDAY  13-1-2013             K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic                            v                      Gweedore CelticLifford Celtic                                      v                      Milford UnitedLagan Harps                                        v                      Rathmullan CelticSt. Catherines                                      v                      Dunkineely CelticWatson Hire Division OneArranmore United                               v                      Cranford United   (K.O. 1 p.m.)Curragh Athletic                                 v                      Keadue RoversDonegal Town                                                v                      Raphoe TownBallybofey United                              v                      Cappry RoversDrumoghill FC                                    v                      Eany CelticCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar United                                  v                      Copany RoversKerrykeel ’71 FC                                v                      Glenree UnitedConvoy Arsenal                                  v                      Whitestrand UnitedBonagee United                                   v                      Letterbarrow CelticLeague table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsGlenea United6501145916Lifford Celtic FC7520135815Dunkineely Celtic FC94322622414Kilmacrennan Celtic FC6420149512Lagan Harps FC83321112-111Rathmullan Celtic6321116510Milford United FC73311410410St Catherines FC93511622-610Gweedore Celtic8251717-107Castlefin Celtic8071624-181League table for Watson Hire Division OneTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsCurragh Athletic FC96033452921Donegal Town FC9621189919Eany Celtic FC96211712519Cranford FC105322217517Cappry Rovers84221812614Drumoghill FC103521420-611Keadue Rovers FC7223181269Ballybofey United FC91441019-97Raphoe Town101721141-305Arranmore United9180823-153League table for CT Ball Division TwoTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsBonagee United FC97202418621Dunlewey Celtic96212115619Gweedore United FC963028101818Kerrykeel 71 FC963026151118Whitestrand United FC96302214818Glenree United FC94322219314Convoy Arsenal FC92611724-77Copany Rovers FC91531627-116Letterbarrow Celtic FC9270728-216Drumbar FC91711326-134League table for Old Orchard Inn Division OneTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsErne Wanderers FC971125121322Ramelton Mariners FC95132011918Fintown Harps AFC95312214816Glenea United94321310314Glencar Celtic83321420-611Kilmacrennan Celtic FC82241415-110Mulroy Celtic83411013-310Castlefin Celtic81611319-64Gweedore Celtic8071825-171Glencar Celtic00000000League table for Glencar Inn Division TwoTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsDeele Harps FC88003262624Donegal Town FC Reserves952226151117Glenree United FC84221613314Keadue Rovers FC93332116512Downtown United FC83231414012Milford United FC93511030-2010Gweedore United FC93601521-69Cranford FC Reserves81431018-86Tullyvinney Rovers81701021-113League table for Downtown Cup Group ATeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsGlenea United11009093Erne Wanderers FC11005143Cranford FC00000000Milford United FC Res101015-40Tullyvinney Rovers101009-90League table for Downtown Cup Group BTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsKilmacrennan Celtic FC Res10012201Donegal Town FC Res10012201Keadue Rovers FC00000000Fintown Harps AFC00000000League table for Downtown Cup Group CTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsRamelton Mariners FC11004223Downtown United FC00000000Gweedore United FC Res00000000Deele Harps FC00000000Glenree United FC Res101024-20League table for Downtown Cup Group DTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsGlencar Celtic00000000Castlefin Celtic Res00000000Gweedore Celtic Res00000000Mulroy Celtic00000000TOTAL FOOTBALL: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE, RESULTS, LEAGUE TABLES AND FIXTURES was last modified: January 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook 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Red Hugh’s to host All-County Óg Sport Finals

first_imgRed Hugh’s will host the all-county óg sport finals this weekend.After successfully hosting the NRB regional finals back in May; they have been selected to host the all-county.This will be a fantastic tournament with the best U15 teams in the county competing for the county title.First game begins at 11am. If any club members are available to help out on Sunday, your help would be greatly appreciated.Good luck to everyone!Red Hugh’s to host All-County Óg Sport Finals was last modified: August 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:all county finalsKillygordonog sport finalsRED HUGHS.last_img read more

Juventus defender would prefer Roma switch to joining Chelsea

first_imgJuventus defender Daniele Rugani would prefer a transfer to Roma over Chelsea, it is being reported in Italy.The centre-back is frustrated with the Serie A champions at a lack of playing time and he is ready to leave in January. 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED no dice Latest Football Stories RANKED shining Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED BEST OF The Italy international is a target for Chelsea, who failed with several approaches to sign him in the summer.Roma are also interested in Rugani as the Italian club want to bring in a centre-back during the next transfer window.And, according to Corriere dello Sport, the 24-year-old would prefer a move to Roma over a switch to Chelsea.Rugani’s agent, Davide Torchia, met with Roma’s director of football Monchi this week, although it is understood those talks did not progress quickly.The defender is keen to earn a bumper pay day by leaving Juve, with the Italian champions currently offering him a two-year extension worth around £2million-a-year to stay. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won center_img Juventus star Daniele Rugani attempts to block a cross against Empoli. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY ADVICE REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Chelsea can easily top that wage offer, but Roma may struggle to match it and that could be a stumbling block.last_img read more

Helping others defined her

first_img Falkin enjoyed cooking, gardening and reading. Her favorite movie was “Silver Streak” and she enjoyed the big-band sound of Glenn Miller. One of her interests was travel and she enjoyed making the plans and reading about the places she would visit, especially England, which she visited many times. A favorite event closer to home was the Gilroy Garlic Festival, which she attended more than a dozen times. Ruth Lillian Price was born on July 3, 1925, in Los Angeles. She graduated from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. She was married to Alvin Falkin, who died in 1981. Falkin worked as a bookkeeper, market researcher and homemaker. She lived in Reseda for 45 years. Falkin is survived by two sons, Larry and Bernard Falkin. A private memorial service was held and, at her wish, she was cremated. Donations in her memory may be sent to the food pantry SOVA, 16439 Vanowen St., Van Nuys 91406 or to Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 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 Week “She worked with the kids on a one-to-one basis. She gave them individual attention and they loved it,” Papu said. “Her thing was special ‘grandma’ attention. She would help the youngest learn to hold a pencil properly and write the letters properly. She would do things like make waffles with the kids. A lot of these kids had never seen a waffle iron before she brought one in. She’d bring in a tea kettle or wheat grain if we were talking about them. “She did these things all out of the goodness of her heart.” Papu recalled Falkin saying that if she stayed around young people, she would stay young at heart. “She was a simple, straight person. She was super friendly. She helped many children and adults,” Papu said. “Outside of the classroom she was like a grandma to me. She made me soup when I was sick. She was always a giver, not a taker. She never wanted anything in return. She was a good neighbor and definitely a community person. She was cool.” Helping others was the passion in the life of longtime Reseda resident Ruth Falkin, who died of cancer on Sept. 30 in Tarzana. She was 80. “You give back to society, is what she taught us,” said her son, Bernard Falkin. “She was always involved in helping the community: B’nai B’rith, being a Boy Scouts den mother, being a docent for TreePeople. She was a volunteer at (LAPD’s) West Valley Division in the late 1990s.” Falkin also was involved in Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages and letters to soldiers stationed overseas. The volunteer work that was closest to her heart was working with youngsters, ages 4-7, in Lucy Papu’s class at Blythe Street Elementary School in Reseda. Living a few blocks away from the school, Falkin was able to walk to the school and she rarely missed a school day from 1992 to this past June. last_img read more

Fast cleanup demanded

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich called for a rapid cleanup of property owned by a waste-hauling firm whose former operators are accused of illegally storing industrial waste and falsifying documents. Antonovich directed county Department of Health Services officials to work with state health officials to speed up the removal from Smith & Thompson Pumping’s property of 8-foot-tall piles of waste material, now leaving at the rate of one or two truckloads a week. “We’re going to use every resource available to get this site cleaned up,” Antonovich aide Norm Hickling said Friday, standing at a neighboring steel-fabrication yard where people say they have been sickened by fumes coming off Smith & Thompson’s yard. Sherwin Smith, co-owner of sister firm S&S, and truck driver Marvin Dunbar have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges filed against them by Los Angeles County prosecutors. Smith, who is charged with 36 felony counts of grand theft, illegally storing and disposing of hazardous waste, and forgery, is out on bond. Dunbar, who is charged with one count of grand theft, is free based on a written promise to appear in court. Both men were arrested Sept. 28. A state investigation showed 331 occasions when the companies picked up waste but did not take it where they were supposed to. On 273 occasions, somebody forged signatures on documents indicating the waste had been delivered to disposal facilities, state officials said. Smith & Thompson’s attorney said the firm’s ownership has changed since the arrests and he has been talking with county officials about speeding up removal of the piles, which were placed there by S&S. Smith & Thompson wants to hire another company with bigger trucks to haul the material away more quickly than it can do itself, attorney Gary E. Moll said. “It is our intention to move that off as quickly as possible,” Moll said. Moll said in court documents that the firm transports cooking grease, carwash sludge, waste water from perfume- and shampoo-type manufacturing and septic matter, none of them considered hazardous waste under state law. The firm keeps grease and carwash sludge at its West Avenue L-9 property to allow it to dry out before it is taken to a disposal facility, Moll said in a court document. The piles of material that are being removed are described in a county health department memo as pumice, which Mall said is used in the stone-wash process for blue jeans. “It’s harmless,” Moll said. Attorney Anthony Patchett, representing neighbors who say fumes and dust coming off the property is making them ill, said he believes the pumice was mixed with septic tank waste, camouflaging the septic waste and allowing the operators to avoid paying to dispose of it at a sewage treatment plant. Neighbors said dust blown off the piles burns their eyes and makes breathing difficult. Neighbors obtained a temporary restraining order this week from Antelope Valley Superior Court Judge Frank Jackson, barring Smith & Thompson from storing more waste on its property, and ordering it to make sure the existing waste doesn’t blow away or seep into the ground. Neighbors complain that they had to take action because city and county officials were not acting quickly enough to protect them. “People get agitated because nothing happens,” said businessman Steve McIntosh, who owns a golf cart sales and repair business across the street. “It’s gone on too long.” An odor comes off Smith & Thompson’s property that smells to him “like fried puke,” McIntosh said. Neighbors on Thursday dug up two 55-gallon drums buried at the neighboring property that Smith & Thompson occupied until about 18 months ago. Patchett, the neighbors’ attorney, said he was told 20 more barrels, and possibly larger containers, were seen being buried on the property, which is now a steel fabrication yard. A Los Angeles County Fire Department hazardous-materials unit was called out Friday to examine the barrels, which a fire captain said contained a dry substance that looked like cement dust. The barrels’ contents did not give off flammable vapor and were not acid or caustic, said Capt. Henry Sanchez of Hazardous Materials Task Force 130. There is no way to know how long the drums were there, he said. “It didn’t pose any problems,” Sanchez said. The barrels were dug up by neighbors, using a friend’s small bulldozer, after environmental officials said they would not look for the drums that were said to be buried on the property. “Nobody would come do it,” said Patchett, the attorney. “They said if you find something, you give us a call. That’s what we did.” Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.comlast_img read more

School district may get loan from city for turf

first_img Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake At Crescenta Valley High, parents and residents formed a group called CV Can and raised $1.4 million to pay for most of the installation cost of a track and field. Glendale Community College recently installed a synthetic grass field on its campus, the same kind the GUSD wants. It looks just like real grass, with long green blades and tiny rubber pellets, said Jim Sartoris, the college’s athletic director. The field is expected to last about 15 years, and replacing it will cost less than installing it in the first place. While natural grass fields get holes and ruts, that’s less of a problem on synthetic fields. Plus, proponents say it reduces injuries. “It’s very soft; it’s very friendly to the shins,” Sartoris said. If the loan is approved, the GUSD plans to start construction of the artificial field turf and synthetic tracks at Glendale and Crescenta Valley highs within weeks. GLENDALE – City officials are considering lending the school district $1.8 million to install an artificial grass field and all-weather track at Glendale High School, and the district plans to install the same turf and track material at Crescenta Valley High. Votes today from the city’s Redevelopment Agency and the Glendale Unified School District board are expected to kick-start the process, with completion expected by June. Proponents of the synthetic grass fields say they are safer and sturdier, requiring less upkeep than natural grass. Because of that, they would stay open and available more often to the community, officials said. The city’s loan to Glendale High would come with 4 percent interest, meaning the school district would pay about $3.4 million over 20 years. That’s the amount the city is obligated to share with the district over that span, per state law. last_img read more

Bank, cash-in-transit robberies down

first_img19 September 2013Bank robberies and cash-in-transit heists dropped sharply in South Africa in 2012/13, according to the latest national crime statistics.The statistics, released by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa in Pretoria on Thursday, show that bank robberies were down by 80% compared to the previous year, while cash-in-transit robberies decreased by 20.3%.There was also an 18% decrease in ATM bombings, from 261 cases in 2011/12 to 214 cases in 2012/13.Mthethwa attributed this to lessons learnt from partnerships with industry bodies such as the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric). “The police alone would not have been able to break the backbones of these crimes over the past few years,” he said.Sabric CEO Kalyani Pillay said the downward trend demonstrates the commitment shown by policemen and women working together with the banks, cash-in-transit companies and Sabric to bring perpetrators to book.Shoplifting in the country also dropped by 3.9%, thanks to sharing of intelligence with mall managers, while motor vehicles theft decreased by 4.4%, with Mthethwa attributing this both to police recoveries and advanced vehicle security technologies.Car hijackings, burglaries upCar hijackings, however, increased by 2.1% in 2012/13 compared to the previous year – even though, on a longer view, they were still 35.7% lower than they were nine years ago – while truck hijackings increased by 14.9%, and theft out of motor vehicles increased by 3.6%.Burglaries at residential and nonresidential properties also increased, by 3.3% and 1.7% respectively – although residential burglaries remained 22.3% down on levels of nine years ago. Robberies at business premises dropped by 0.6%, but residential robberies increased by 3.6%.Robberies with aggravating circumstances were up by 1.2%, but common robberies were down by 2.2%.The introduction of rural safety priority committees contributed to a 6.5% decrease in stock theft.Meanwhile, malicious damage to property decreased by 4.1%, while arson was also down by 8.7%.Illegal possession of firearms decreased by 0.7%. The South African Police Service confiscated 20 145 firearms in 2012/12, while 4 936 firearms were voluntary surrendered. A total of 56 051 firearms were and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more