Harvard strikers show solidarity with COSATU

first_imgThe following abridged solidarity statement was sent to the Congress of South African Trade Unions by the Harvard University dining hall strike committee.To our sisters and brothers of COSATU,Our sisters and brothers of the Harvard dining hall workers of the UNITE HERE union Local 26 voted enthusiastically to send a solidarity message to you.We greet you with solidarity.For 40 years we have supported each other. During the appalling South African apartheid government, our members were arrested many times in the battles to stop Harvard University from supporting your enslavement by the apartheid government.Some of the same corporations we are fighting today — Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Citigroup Bank — profited greatly from your slavelike work conditions. These corporations lead the Harvard Corporation, which controls all major decisions at Harvard.During apartheid, our dining hall workers refused to serve banquets for the South African apartheid government put on by the Harvard administration.To force the Harvard administration to stop their support for apartheid, we had a coalition with the Black students and others. This coalition put on a rally of over 5,000 workers and students to demand Harvard divest from enslaving you, and at this rally we had COSATU leaders speak. COSATU’s words inspired us, because you used that time to support our struggle and the strike that we were about to have.Our solidarity back then led us to have successful struggles. Today, we face the same opponents as then, from the Harvard Corporation to Johannesburg. Again it is the “less-than-1%” exploiting the “over-99%.”Our issues we are fighting for today — health care, retirement and layoffs — are similar to those of all workers of the world. Today, we are both on strike to stop this cruelty to workers.Again: Solidarity. A better world is in birth.The Harvard University Dining Hall Workers Strike Committee, UNITE HERE Local 26Ed Childs, Chief StewardFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana BMV branches closed Saturday for MLK Jr. Holiday

first_img (Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth) All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches will be closed Saturday, Jan. 16 through Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.All branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 19.For a complete list of branch locations and hours, to complete an online transaction, or to find a 24-hour BMV Connect kiosk near you visit IN.gov/BMV. Twitter Google+ Twitter Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Indiana BMV branches closed Saturday for MLK Jr. Holiday Facebook Pinterest Facebook By 95.3 MNC – January 15, 2021 0 128 Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleDouble Track project set to start this summer after funding approvedNext articleWinter home heating help available in Michigan 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

13 Black Maidens players bounced US entry visas

first_imgThirteen players of Ghana’s Under-17 female team have been denied entry visas to the USA.The Black Maidens are expected to travel to America to firm up preparations ahead of the 2014 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica next month.However coach Evans Augustine Adotey has been dealt a massive blow after majority of his players and some technical staff members were denied entry visas.The latest development has disrupted their programme but the Ghana FA has indicated their readiness to appeal against the decision on Monday.The Ghanaian side are racing against time to put their preparations into full gear ahead of the start of the tournament in March.The Maidens are drawn in Group B with Germany, Canada and South korea. They won bronze after beating Germany 1-0 in Azerbaijan two years ago.last_img read more

Lakers’ JR Smith took fatherly advice on his way back to the NBA

first_imgSmith has undoubtedly been rusty in the restart. He said it’s also been difficult being away from his family again: He estimates he spends up to six hours a day on FaceTime with his daughters – even the youngest at 2 years old brings the phone to her mother, eager to call Dad.Earl Jr., like any sports father, thinks his son could benefit from a few more touches. But more importantly, he sees his J.R. fulfilled back on the job.“This is the happiest I’ve seen J.R. in years – the happiest I’ve seen him since he won the championship,” Earl Jr. said. “It was depressing for a while. Every man cries for a reason, and he had a reason. But when J.R. is in something and committed to it, he’s in it 110 percent.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It was a lot, but it’s funny,” he said. “Because once you’re on a bike, and you’re cruising, you don’t really think about it too much until you gotta turn around and go back.”So yes, J.R. Smith’s return to the NBA for the first time since November 2018 is like riding a bike.Everyone is getting used to the strangeness of playing out the season in the Disney bubble, but returning to the structure – the practices, the film sessions, the team dinners – has felt easy for Smith, a 15-year veteran who has spent almost half his life in the NBA.Even though he is the most recent Laker newcomer after signing in June, he has some of the most robust and complex handshakes with teammates that he executes at introductions before every game. He hasn’t played much during the restart, only 54 minutes in five games, but that hasn’t mattered as much as simply being in the league again.When did it feel like Smith had blended into the Lakers’ locker room? Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “The first day he got here: Everybody’s known him,” said Danny Green, who came up in the same Northeast hoop circles as Smith. “We’ve all played against him for years. He’s played with most of these guys here. They’ve all known him, shown love, grew up in the same area with the guy, so first day he was himself, and he was happy and excited. And it was like, he’s here, so he’s just a part of the group.”Shaking a stigmaBy his own admission, Smith’s comeback from the pits of a “depressed state” is a fairly remarkable one.In his last year with the Cavaliers in the 2018-19 season, the franchise began to pivot to a rebuild after LeBron James moved on and was set to reduce his minutes. Smith pushed back. He publicly accused the franchise of tanking, after which Smith and the Cavs agreed to split, with Smith on his own away from the team while a trade could be worked out. The trade never materialized, and he was waived in July 2019, at which point he began to realize getting back in the NBA might be harder than he thought.Smith declined to discuss the specific challenges of getting back into the league with the Southern California News Group, but he told the Inside the Green Room podcast that he believed persistent off-court rumors about his character were to blame – which he and his family have said were unfair.Smith has a reputation as an NBA wild card: His tenure with the Cavaliers included a famous anecdote of him throwing a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones, and he also was meme’d for a Game 1 mistake in 2018 when he allowed the game with the Warriors to go to overtime rather than taking a final shot. More seriously, in May, he was filmed in a fight with a man whom he accused of vandalizing his truck during a George Floyd protest in Los Angeles.While Smith acknowledges these past incidents, he also wishes equal weight were given to his track record as an NBA veteran and key player on several title-contending teams.“It is what it is, honestly,” he said. “People are going to have that perception of me. I’m convinced of it. There’s nothing I can really do to change that except just come every day and dedicate myself, and just be consistent.”But it’s hard to be consistent when the professional life you’ve known falls out from under you. Without basketball, Smith came unmoored living with his family in Warren, N.J. He stopped playing basketball, stopped watching basketball, stopped even playing basketball-themed video games. He gained weight. He became less interested in hearing from his agent, Rich Paul, if anyone wanted him because the news was increasingly grim. He got to spend a lot of time with his four daughters, but that was a silver lining as his career slowly kept drifting away.Renewed dedicationOne of the loudest voices in his corner was Earl Jr., who told his namesake son that his career wasn’t over. Smith is close with his dad and listens – “my dad is probably right 90 percent of the time, but don’t tell him that,” he said – and Earl’s message was some serious tough love.“If you ain’t gonna play, now you gotta find something to do,” Earl said he told his son. “I thought, ‘Get your ass in shape, go to L.A. Do your thing. Go make some goddamn money for those little girls.”Smith made the difficult decision to relocate to Los Angeles, where he would have better access to training. Especially during the NBA hiatus, the combination of biking and a vegan diet made him lose 20 pounds – in a show of support, Earl Jr. went vegan for a few months, too.Without this renewed dedication, Smith said, he wouldn’t have been physically ready to play when the Lakers came calling in June to swap him in for Avery Bradley.“The weight I was at, how my body would have had to respond to recovering to playing, I don’t think it would have happened,” he said. “My body wouldn’t have been able to handle it. … At the end of the day, just thank God you have the opportunity to play this game again. Be thankful, be humble, and take it in stride.”Related Articles LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For a year-and-a-half, the fiercest competition J.R. Smith had was with his brothers – not on the court, but on wheels.It was at the start of the pandemic when the 34-year-old bought a bike, looking for a way to safely get out of the house and lose weight. He’d ride up and down Venice Boulevard. He’d ride through the Pacific Palisades. He’d ride to Manhattan Beach.Always hungry for a contest, the Smith family tracked their biking miles on an app that they checked every day. Earl Smith Jr., J.R.’s father, saw his sons Demetrius and Chris peddling along at about 12 miles a day; J.R. would hit 20 miles: “After a while,” Earl said, “it wasn’t even close.”With practice, J.R. said, he found his mind would simply settle as he rode.last_img read more

Thurston County Water Safety Tips

first_imgSet and follow safety rules. Set boundaries, tell kids about behaviors that are off-limits, and bring them ashore often for sunscreen and drinking water.BEACHES, LAKES & RIVERS:Life jackets save lives! The best way for kids and adults to stay safe on the water is to wear a life jacket that fits you well. Swimming in open water is harder than in a pool, and even strong swimmers will tire faster and get into trouble more quickly. Stay close to shore where rescuers can easily reach you in an emergency. Teach your kids how to swim. While swimming lessons can help prevent your child from drowning, even kids who know how to swim should have adult supervision. Children 12 and under must wear a life jacket that fits them on moving boats less than 19 feet in length in Washington. Learn CPR and bring a cell phone with GPS. Rivers, lakes and beaches have hidden hazards. Watch out for sudden drop-offs, riptides and currents, rocks, logs and snags that are hidden underwater. Always swim with a buddy, and swim where there are lifeguards when possible. Let friends and family know where you plan to swim and when you expect to return home. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0 You must have one U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person aboard your boat. This is a nationwide Coast Guard rule. Take life jackets, a rescue device, a cell phone with GPS, and someone who knows CPR if you’re boating, floating, paddling or water-skiing. Stay sober and know your limits. Learn CPR and always take a cell phone with GPS.BOATING & FLOATING:Life jackets save lives! The best way for kids and adults to stay safe on the water is to wear a life jacket that fits you well. Avoid alcohol and stay alert. Just like driving a car, Boating Under the Influence, or BUI, is against the law in Washington (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=79A.60.040).Do you need a life jacket before you hit the water? Safe Kids Thurston County has a life jacket loaner program, where you can borrow life jackets at no cost. The life jacket loaner program has life jackets in every size, from infant to adult, available at Kenneydell Park, Pioneer Park, and Millersylvania State Park. Visit www.SafeKidsThurstonCounty.org for more information on the life jacket loaner program and other child safety information.Don’t let the water make you sick. Blue-green algae, leeches, and swimmer’s itch are just some of the things that can spoil the swimming fun. Learn more about avoiding swimming-related illnesses and simple swimming hygiene tips on the Thurston County Environmental Health web pages at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehadm/swimming/illness_hazards.html.A list of swimming beaches and other water safety information is available on the Thurston County Environmental Health web pages at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehadm/swimming/swimming_index.html.For additional tips and other water safety information, visit the Washington State Department of Health website at http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/WaterRecreation/LakeRiverandBeachSafety.aspx . Boaters must have a Boater Education Card from Washington State Parks (http://www.parks.wa.gov/boating/boatered/). It’s the law. Don’t get sunburned. Use sunscreen and reapply it often. Have your child wear a hat and swim clothes that cover arms and legs, like boardshorts and rashguard shirts. Always have an adult watch young swimmers at all times. Avoid alcohol and other distractions like texting or reading while supervising children, because children can drown quickly and quietly. For younger kids, adults should be within touching distance. A day at the beach or on the lake is a great way to beat the near-record heat that’s set in over Puget Sound, and following some simple water safety tips can keep your fun in the sun from taking a tragic turn. Learn about water safety tips for kids, for boating and floating, and special tips for swimming in open water, such as rivers, lakes and beaches.WATER SAFETY FOR KIDS:Wear a life jacket! The best way for kids and adults to stay safe on the water is to wear a life jacket that fits you well. Even strong swimmers can have accidents or emergencies, so insist that your child wear a life jacket. Even if your child knows how to swim, kids and teens should always wear a life jacket when on a boat, raft or innertube, swimming in open water like a lake or river, and when playing on a dock or near the water. Innertubes, air-filled toys and foam toys are NOT the same as life jackets. Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved-life jackets are designed specifically to keep swimmers safe. Don’t boat or float in remote or rugged areas. Stay in areas where you can easily reach shore and where rescuers can reach you in an emergency. The air may be hot, but the water is still cold. Many rivers and lakes in western Washington are fed by snow melt and glaciers, and the average water temperature for Puget Sound is only about 60 degrees. Stay close to shore and rest if you are cold or tired.last_img read more

Volleyball beat

first_img IMMEDIATE IMPACT Some freshmen have not only made the jump to varsity in their first year, they are playing valuable roles for their teams. Some of the area’s leading ninth-graders: Jennifer Brandon, Palmdale The 6-foot-1 middle blocker, starting for a team that returned six seniors, had a team-high 15 kills and seven blocks in Thursday’s loss to Lancaster. “She’s definitely one to watch,” Palmdale coach Colleen Nua said. “She’s still got some things to learn, but she’s such a natural athlete.” Rachael Kidder, Moorpark The 6-foot middle blocker is helping the Musketeers remain in contention to repeat as Marmonte champions despite graduating key players from last season. She contributed a season-high 10 kills in a Sept. 22 victory over Royal of Simi Valley. Elizabeth Kpachavi, Notre Dame The defensive specialist is receiving the most consistent playing time of the Knights’ three varsity freshmen. She’s helped the young team to a No. 3 ranking in Div. III-A. Ashley Thierry, Viewpoint The No. 9 team in Div. IV-A is in good hands with Thierry at setter. ON TRACK TO REPEAT? The first month of the season hasn’t been encouraging for teams hoping to dethrone defending City Section champion San Pedro. The Pirates on Saturday claimed their second tournament title of the season, winning a Venice tournament filled with City teams. San Pedro defeated Chatsworth in the final. “San Pedro’s definitely the No. 1 team in the City,” said Verdugo Hills of Tujunga coach Will Reinhart, whose team lost to Venice in the tournament quarterfinals. “They’re beatable, but to me, they’re clearly the top team now.” NOT SO ROYAL SEEDINGS After finishing third at Saturday’s Royal of Simi Valley tournament at Pacifica High in Oxnard, Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Canada Flintridge couldn’t help but think it might have had a better shot at the title if it hadn’t done so well in pool play. An unusual format for the tournament’s playoff bracket left the third-seeded Tologs facing top-seeded South Hills of Covina in the semifinals. Simi Valley, which Flintridge Sacred Heart defeated during pool play, faced second-seeded Upland. Traditionally, Nos. 1 and 4 seeds are placed in one half of the bracket and Nos. 2 and 3 seeds in the other half. Such a format would have prevented the Tologs from facing South Hills until the final. “We got robbed,” Flintridge Sacred Heart coach Shelli Orlandini said. Her team lost 26-24, 26-24 to South Hills, which won the title. CONFIDENCE BOOSTER Despite being swept in league play by Thousand Oaks and Westlake, Simi Valley is thinking of itself as a playoff contender in the difficult Marmonte League. A strong showing at the Royal of Simi Valley tournament can do such wonders. The Pioneers were the surprise of the day Saturday, upsetting league rival Moorpark and fourth-seeded (and previously undefeated) Oak Park en route to a fourth-place finish. “This definitely gives us a lot of confidence,” Simi Valley coach Ryan Meek said. “To beat teams like Oak Park and Moorpark, we know we can play with the best in the county. Maybe now when we go into matches, there won’t be that seed of doubt, Can we play with a team like this? They can remember, ‘Hey, we beat Oak Park, and they were, like, 15-0.’ ” Much of the Pioneers’ success stemmed from seniors Christine Vaughen and Megan Metcalf, who made the all-tournament team. Simi Valley will be tested next week with rematches against Moorpark and Thousand Oaks. LEAGUE UPDATES Alpha League Paraclete of Lancaster tuned up for this week’s league opener by finishing second at Saturday’s Brentwood tournament. The Spirits lost 25-15, 25-14 to Brentwood in the final. Jenna Novelli and Angela Hupp made the all-tournament team. Golden League A year after finishing out of playoff contention, Littlerock is a frontrunner for this year’s league title. Few anticipated the Lobos’ success, considering the nine-player team features three sophomores and two freshmen. Only one player remains from Littlerock’s 2003 league-championship lineup. The Lobos, who improved to 4-0 in league play with a four-game victory Tuesday over Lancaster, can solidify their title hopes when they face defending champion Quartz Hill next Tuesday. Highland of Palmdale is saving its victories for when they count. The Bulldogs started 3-4, but all three wins were in league action, including a five-game victory over Quartz Hill last week. Mission League Several teams received a preview of the league race at Saturday’s Royal of Simi Valley tournament. Defending league champion Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Canada Flintridge, Louisville of Woodland Hills, and Alemany of Mission Hills faced each other during pool play. Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks also was in the tournament and was on target to face Flintridge Sacred Heart in the Gold Division quarterfinals before being upset by Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga. “I think its good for the other teams – they get up to face us and get to see what to expect,” Flintridge Sacred Heart coach Shelli Orlandini said. “But I don’t think it’s very good for our girls. They remember those teams from last year, and it’s hard to get them as excited for those games. I would have rather played teams we don’t see all the time.” Sunset Six League Verdugo Hills of Tujunga senior setter Jennifer Espindola set the team record for career assists when she recorded her 833rd Saturday during a pool-play game against San Pedro at the Venice tournament. Monday’s match between Grant of Van Nuys and Poly of Sun Valley was suspended when an air vent in the ceiling came loose during the first game. Poly was leading 18-14. West Valley League Taft of Woodland Hills took the upper hand in the league race by sweeping defending champion Chatsworth last week. But the Chancellors, led by outside hitter Chelsea Duran and middle blocker Lauren Cornell, rebounded with a solid showing Saturday at the Venice tournament, losing in the final to defending City champion San Pedro. San Pedro has defeated Chatsworth three times this season. 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 POTENTIAL UPSET Valencia is favored to win its fourth consecutive Foothill League title, but the Vikings won’t have an easy path. One of their biggest challenges comes Tuesday at Saugus against a Centurions lineup hungry to make amends after missing the playoffs last season. Saugus’ hot start this season is highlighted by an upset last week of Buena of Ventura, which was ranked No. 1 in Div. II-A. GAME OF THE WEEK Flintridge Sacred Heart at Harvard-Westlake, Friday, 5 p.m. The first of two league meetings, a matchup of two of the Southern Section’s highest-ranked teams, provides Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Canada Flintridge with potentially its biggest obstacle to a third consecutive Mission League title. Harvard=Westlake of Studio City, rebounding from a program-worst fourth-place finish last season, are ranked No. 1 in Div. III-A. The Tologs are No. 2 in Div. IV-AA. POTENTIAL HERO Quartz Hill setter Kayla Cherland made the all-tournament team at last weekend’s Royal of Simi Valley tournament and could be in the spotlight again when the defending Golden League champion plays Tuesday at first-place Littlerock. Cherland is one of three returning seniors – with Tara Henn and Stefannie Svieven – that anchors coach Larry Vocke’s team. center_img TOP 10 No., Team, Record, LW 1. Flintridge Sacred Heart 12-2 1 Showdown Friday with Harvard-Westlake. 2.Valencia 10-2 2 Undersized Wells a huge threat. 3. Thousand Oaks 6-1 3 Closes first round of league against Westlake. 4. Harvard-Westlake 11-3 5 Sizzling Sebastian had 78 assists vs. Brentwood, Rosary. 5. Oak Park 16-1 4 Unbeaten streak ended by Simi Valley. 6. Westlake 11-2 6 Johnson and Lane meeting high expectations. 7. Oaks Christian 4-3 NR Tough schedule makes record deceiving. 8. Notre Dame 10-1 7 Candelas’ absence felt at Royal tournament. 9. Verdugo Hills 12-2 9 Disappointing showing at Venice tournament. 10. Saugus 11-1 NR Entered rankings this week, No. 9 in Div. I-A. Records through Tuesday. SEVEN-DAY FORECAST last_img read more

Humboldt Crabs offense scores early and often in blowout win over Sacramento M’s

first_imgArcata >> It took the Crabs all of four batters to match their hit total from their game two nights earlier.It was also a precursor of things to come. Humboldt’s offense didn’t let Wednesday’s lack of hitting carry over into its weekend series and gave right-handed Matt Becker plenty of early offensive support in his first start of the summer, as the Crabs rolled to a 20-2 win over the Sacramento M’s at the Arcata Ball Park on Friday night.The Crabs — who improved to 18-3 on the season with …last_img read more

Missing Link Fish Story

first_imgOnce upon a time, 450 million years ago, scavenger fish without teeth or bones roamed the shallow icy waters of Africa which was undergoing an Ice Age.  Slowly, over millions of years, they gained teeth and other structures characteristic of more advanced fish.  Then, a few thousand years ago, a lake in the (now continental Africa) dried up, and its cichlid-fish inhabitants underwent an explosive burst of speciation.    That’s the gist of two stories, one from BBC News and one from National Geographic.  The fossil fish story in BBC News emphasizes the claim that this is a “missing link” three times.  Professor Richard Aldridge (U. of Leicester) is quoted as saying:“The fossil record confirms that the evolution of fish was a step-wise event,” explained Professor Aldridge.    “The various characters that make up a fish, or a vertebrate, didn’t all appear at once – they were added one by one through evolutionary time.    These [new] fossils help fill in this pattern of how early vertebrate evolution began.”   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)One problem is noted: “These fossils are important because there is a theory that the origins of fish really took place in the northern continents, and then spread south,” he said.  “This find [from Southern Africa] dispels that theory.”  How fish got to China 80 million years earlier he does not explain.    The cichlid fish inhabiting east African lakes today are another matter.  In just a few thousand years, according to National Geographic, these freshwater fish “have evolved an astonishing array of forms in Africa.”  The high rates of speciation among these fish is “almost beyond belief,” yielding up to 400 species.  Evolution apparently has a variable speed control.  “The discovery should provide valuable new insights into the march of evolution, which, in the case of cichlids, seems to favor the fast-forward button.”If evolution had a fast-forward button, it would be an intelligently designed machine.  These two articles illustrate the extreme flexibility of evolutionary logic, where any data point, no matter how anomalous, can be fit into the tall tale somehow.  Contradictions, rather than being disturbing, make the plot thicker and more interesting.  Somehow, in an early world with a plethora of unfilled ecological niches, fish took their time evolving over tens of millions of years.  Then in a relatively small lake habitat on one continent, Tinkerbell hit the fast-forward button and generated hundreds of species of fish in a geological instant.  Evolution marches on.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Dillashaw TKOs Garbrandt for UFC bantamweight title

first_imgNamajunas snatches 115-pound title at UFC 217 Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ TJ Dillashaw punches Cody Garbrandt during a bantamweight title at UFC 217. APNEW YORK — T.J. Dillashaw dropped undefeated Cody Garbrandt with a right and finished him off in the second round to win the 135-pound championship at UFC 217 Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Dillashaw (15-3) was rocked in the first round and stumbled to his stool when he took a shot to the face to end the first. Garbrandt, predicted by many as UFC’s next big star, even ducked under Dillashaw’s left leg as he kicked and did a little dance to the delight of the crowd.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Dillashaw stunned Garbrandt with a high left kick to the head and then a right hook that corkscrewed Garbrandt’s body and effectively ended the bout. UFC President Dana White strapped the belt around Dillashaw’s waist as the new bantamweight champ.“No Love” Garbrandt (11-1) earned one of the loudest ovations of the night when he was shown on the screen walking into MSG. He walked out having lost his shot at taking the next step as UFC’s hopeful breakout star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDillashaw won the bantamweight title in 2014 and had two successful defenses before he lost the belt to Dominick Cruz in 2016. View commentslast_img read more

Hero launches sporty ‘Ignitor’ in two variants

first_imgTwo-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd has recently launched its sporty motorcycle ‘Ignitor’at 15 dealerships across Karnataka. The bike is priced at Rs 56,747 (base variant ex-showroom Bangalore), the company said in a statement.The Hero Ignitor is offered in two variants, with the base variant getting front drum brake and the top variant getting front disc brake, it said.Ignitor is available in four exciting colours, Panther Black, Sports Red, Pearl White, & Vibrant Blue, the company said.The other features of Ignitor are: digital analog combo meter console, stylish split seat, classy cowl, striking trapezoidal headlight, dazzling tail light, adjustable rear shock-absorbers, body-coloured rear grip and dual tone rear view mirrors. The Ignitor is powered by a 125cc Ecno-Power with low friction technology engine that delivers 11 bhp of power at 8000rpm, promising both fuel economy along with a good power and pick up, the company said.”We aim to bolster our presence in the growing deluxe segment. It combines sturdiness and superior technology,” said Ani Dua, senior Vice-President (Marketing and Sales), Hero Moto Corp.With PTI inputslast_img read more