Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 results: Fury blasts Wilder, ends thorough beating with seventh-round TKO

first_imgWhat time does the Wilder vs. Fury 2 fight start?Start time : 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PTMain event: 11 p.m. ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.)Broadcast coverage of the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury rematch will begin with a preshow at 7 p.m. ET followed by the undercard at 7:30 p.m. The pay-per-view main card is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET. Expect Fury and Wilder to make their ring walks for the main event between 11 p.m. and midnight.Wilder vs. Fury 2 fight cardMain cardDeontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight titlesCharles Martin vs. Gerald Washington; heavyweightsEmanuel Navarrete vs. Jeo Tupas Santisima for Navarrete’s WBO junior featherweight titleSebastian Fundora vs. Daniel Lewis; Jr. middleweights​ Undercard Subriel Matias vs. Petros Ananyan; junior welterweightsAmir Imam vs. Javier Molina; welterweightsRolando Romero vs. Arturs Ahmetovs; lightweightsGabriel Flores Jr. vs. Matt Conway; junior lightweightsVito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Corey Champion; welterweights​Isaac Lowe vs. Alberto Guevara; featherweights Tyson Fury did what he said he was going to do — stop Deontay Wilder.The “Gypsy King” dropped Wilder twice before finishing him via seventh-round TKO to complete a thorough beating at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. With the victory, Fury (30-0-1, 21 KIs) snatched the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles, adding the hardware to his own lineal title. After scoring two knockdowns earlier in the fight, Fury punctuated his dominant performance by smothering Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) against the ring post with punches until referee Kenny Bayless recognized the request from Wilder’s corner to stop the fight and ended it right there in the seventh round.THE GYPSY KING IS THE KING OF BOXING! 👑 #WilderFury2 pic.twitter.com/3qDbApeXsH— ESPN (@espn) February 23, 2020″The king has returned to the top of the throne!” Fury declared during his postfight interview before singing “American Pie” in the ring. Tyson Fury really sang ‘American Pie’ after beating Deontay Wilder #WilderFury2 😂👑(via @trboxing)pic.twitter.com/BZA6F8Pxjj— ESPN (@espn) February 23, 2020 Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearFrom the opening bell, Fury lived up to his word and came out as the aggressor. He used his 273 pounds to lean on Wilder before dropping “The Bronze Bomber” with a left hook-right hand combination in the third round. Although Wilder beat the count, the knockdown put him on unsteady legs and Fury’s weight advantage only fatigued him more.Two rounds later, Fury dug a left hand into Wilder’s body and dropped him for the second time. The Tuscaloosa, Ala., native was badly hurt and in clear survival mode with blood pouring out of his mouth and eardrum.Fury was so bloodthirsty that, while the fighters were in the clinch during the sixth round, he licked and tasted Wilder’s blood.Tyson Fury really licked Wilder’s blood. 😳 pic.twitter.com/YjN2v1z2W4— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 23, 2020After driving Wilder’s head back with three left hands, Fury cornered him and unloaded on shot after shot until Bayless stopped the fight at the Wilder corner’s request.Wilder, his title defense streak snapped at 10 bouts, wished his corner would have let him persist.“I just wish that my corner would’ve let me go out on my shield. I’m a warrior. That’s what I do.”Deontay Wilder after losing to Tyson Fury. #WilderFury2 pic.twitter.com/5QpChJgjK8— ESPN (@espn) February 23, 2020The thorough beating the “Gypsy King” gave Wilder was nothing short of dominant. Fury fully avenged their controversial December 2018 split draw, which many pundits felt Fury should have won.Here’s how the full Fury vs. Wilder 2 card went:Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 live updates, highlightsTyson Fury annihilates Deontay Wilder in rematch to add WBC, The Ring titles to lineal heavyweight beltRound 7: Fury sends Wilder flying back a few steps with a left hook. Wilder is in survival mode. Another head-snapping jab from Fury. And a lunging left hook. Wilder has never been rocked like this. Fury digs a shot to the body. He has Wilder in the corner and is unloading on him — punch after punch. Bayless steps in and stops the fight, just as Wilder’s corner is about to throw in the towel. It’s over! Round 6: Fury is just having his way with Wilder, walking him down. There’s speculation that he might have ruptured Wilder’s eardrum. Fury seems to be tiring as well but is still in firm control. Wilder hasn’t mustered any offense in quite some rounds. A big left brushes Wilder’s head back. Did Fury just stick his tongue out and taste Wilder’s blood? Replay shows he literally did just that. (10-9 Fury; 58-52 Fury)Round 5:  Fury rocks Wilder with a devastating right. That shot did damage and momentarily wobbled “The Bronze Bomber.” Wilder is in rough shape early on. When Fury isn’t hitting him, he’s leaning on him. Fury drops Wilder again! This time it’s with a left to the body.WILDER IS DOWN AGAIN 😳Stream #WilderFury2 on ESPN+ ➡️ https://t.co/T5DcIJNxFd pic.twitter.com/Y5UyGDAwbc— ESPN (@espn) February 23, 2020Wilder beats the count but does not look stable on his feet. Now, a right hand hurts him. Fury is all over Wilder, head-hunting. Blood leaking from Wilder’s mouth. Fury is just weighing on him. Another big right lands for Fury. Fury gets a point deducted for seemingly not following the ref’s instruction, but he’s dominating the WBC champ. (9-8 Fury, 48-44 Fury)12:30 a.m.: Wilder is being dominated by Fury here.Round 4: Wilder slips in the first minute of the round. He’s up, but you could see the effect that a heavier Fury is having. Wilder looks to be on unsteady legs and Fury is leaning on him, making it all the more difficult. Fury has been a man of his word as the aggressor, but he still needs to watch out for that big right hand from Wilder. Fury with an overhand right that lands near Wilder’s temple. Wilder goes for a right hand, but just grazes Fury. (10-9 Fury, 39-36 Fury)Round 3: Fury lands a big shot in the first minute of the frame. Fury swings and misses on a big right seconds later. Fury doing a good job of staying close to Wilder this round. Fury unloads body shots to the ribs in the clinch. Fury drops Wilder! Whoa! Wilder is up and Fury rushes him. He’s going for the knockout! Wilder is down again! But it’s ruled a slip. Wow! Bell tolls. Fury dropped Wilder with a left hook-right hand combo. Oh, my! (10-8 Fury, 29-27 Fury)FURY FLOORS WILDER 😱Stream #WilderFury2 on ESPN+ ▶️ https://t.co/mqDaw58TJa pic.twitter.com/TZZuYqEfPN— ESPN (@espn) February 23, 2020Round 2:  Wilder uses his full reach to smack Fury with that right hand. Fury eats the punch well, possibly showing the benefits of coming in at 273 pounds. Fury buries a left hand in Wilder’s midsection moments later. Both swing, but Fury gets the better of the exchange with a left. Wilder with a left that lands flush now. Strong right hand from Fury. Overhand right that lands for Wilder. They fight to the bell. (10-9 Wilder, 19-19)Round 1:  Fury comes out and is living up to his word by walking Wilder down. Fury throws a big right hand, but Wilder rolls with it and moves out the way. Now, Wilder with a right that does touch Fury, but not with full force. The “Gypsy King” drills a straight right hand that connects with Wilder’s face, driving his head back. Wilder is being as patient as he was in November in his rematch against Luis Ortiz. He swings and misses on a big right hand. Fury pops Wilder back in the final 10 seconds with a stinging left jab. (10-9 Fury)Fury snaps Wilder’s head back with the jab 🥊Stream #WilderFury2 on ESPN+ ➡️ https://t.co/T5DcIJNxFd(via @ESPNRingside ) pic.twitter.com/RE4WFaOq2V— ESPN (@espn) February 23, 202012:12 a.m.: Referee Kenny Bayless giving final instructions, while both champs stare each other down. Fury hesitates before touching ’em up. Here we go!12:11 a.m.: Wilder introduced first, and now Fury.12:08 a.m.: The entrances are done, both fighters are in the ring and Jimmy Lennon Jr. is making ring introductions.12:05 a.m.: Here comes Deontay Wilder honoring Black History Month with his entrance. This is moving. He’s decked out in all black, including a mask. All custom. Beautiful.The Bronze Bomber is seeing red before #WilderFury2Stream #WilderFury2 on ESPN+ ▶️ https://t.co/mqDaw5quAI pic.twitter.com/NTxf4xZ9PC— ESPN (@espn) February 23, 2020Midnight: He’s singing along with the tune as he steps off the throne and into the ring. What a dramatic entrance. Only the “Gypsy King.” Only the “Gypsy King,” I tell ya.11:58 p.m.: Plot twist. Fury stops. The lights go out and he’s being carried to the ring on a throne to Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.” This is pure theater.THE GYPSY KING ON HIS THRONE! 👑Stream #WilderFury2 on ESPN+ ➡️ https://t.co/mqDaw58TJa pic.twitter.com/suqSwK9kaG— ESPN (@espn) February 23, 202011:56 p.m.: Here comes the “Gypsy King” dressed, well … like a king. Fury, donning a king’s robe and crown, sauntering to the ring, looking every bit the showman he is ahead of the biggest fight of his career.11:55 p.m.: During prefight interviews backstage, both Wilder and Fury are doubling down on vows to knock each other out. Ring walks are next.11:45 p.m.: Cameras cut to Fury and his camp having a team prayer backstage. Will the “Gypsy King” box his way to victory or will “The Bronze Bomber” detonate that massive right hand for a KO? We’re about to find out! National anthems going on now.11:40 p.m.: Before Wilder and Fury make their ring walks, the PPV is taking the time out to honor boxing legends Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson — all getting roaring applause from the capacity crowd at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Legends deserve their roses while they’re alive to smell them. Special moment, especially considering all the boxing history these three share.HEAVYWEIGHT LORE! 🐐🐐🐐 @LennoxLewis , @holyfield and @MikeTyson are celebrated before #WilderFury2 .Buy the PPV: https://t.co/auWEj0uOn9 pic.twitter.com/o6Ov9ztVus— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) February 23, 202011:35 p.m.:  For the first time in boxing history, two undefeated world champions are about to step into the ring for a rematch. Fury is the lineal titleholder. Wilder is the reigning WBC heavyweight champ, seeking his 11th straight title defense.. @BronzeBomber is ready to drop 💣’s!ORDER #WilderFury2 NOW: https://t.co/0Z5dXS9T5c pic.twitter.com/ET0wetdKDk— PBC (@premierboxing) February 23, 2020But first, a very special ceremony including boxing legend “Iron” Mike Tyson.Co-main event: Charles Martin blasts Gerald Washington with sixth-round KO; heavyweights11:30 p.m.: Martin is winning this fight through five rounds, but he has yet to do something emphatic enough to really impress. And right when I say that, Martin unleashes a big overhand left that crashes across Washington’s jaw and Washington is down with a thud! Washington beats the count, but the ref doesn’t see enough alertness from the 36-year-old and ends the bout.IT’S OVER! 💥 Charles Martin KO’s Gerald Washington in Round 6!Buy #WilderFury2 on PPV: https://t.co/auWEj0uOn9 pic.twitter.com/g9kmc5nYCF— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) February 23, 202011:23 p.m.:  Both Martin and Washington exchange punches during the waning seconds of the fourth round. 11 p.m.:  Charles Martin vs. Gerald Washington in heavyweight action is up next.Emanuel Navarrete pummels Jeo Santisima for 11th-round TKO, makes fifth straight defense of WBO junior featherweight title10:58 p.m.: Navarrete with constant pressure, rocking Santisima with one unanswered shot after another. It’s only a matter of time now. And that’s it! The ref ends it, giving Navarrete his fifth straight title defense. Too much punching volume from “The Mexican Iron Man.” Santisima had a good effort, but didn’t have the firepower needed. The champ landed 57 of 77 power shots in that decisive 11th round.#PhotoOfTheFight – All @vaqueronavarre1 does is throw endless waves of punches. And it gets the job done again. #WilderFury2 | @GEICO pic.twitter.com/wvR8dVFWkU— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) February 23, 202010:20 p.m.:  Emanuel Navarrete is taking it to Jeo Santisima with relentless punching.Sebastian Fundora def. Daniel Lewis via unanimous decision; junior middleweights9:51 p.m.:  Yup, there it is, as Fundora wins by unanimous decision (97-93, 98-92, 99-91). He remains undefeated, but he didn’t look like the “Towering Inferno” as advertised. Fundora learning to use his size behind the jab would be a force. Not to make any excuses, but Fundora does say that he was battling the flu all week.9:50 p.m.:  The final bell just tolled on this 10-round fight to open this PPV. Fundora should win, but at 6-6, he needs to learn how to assert his size advantage that he’ll have against seemingly every junior middleweight.9:30 p.m.:  ESPN has a split screen of Wilder still entering the MGM Grand and the Fundora-Lewis fight, which is in the sixth round. Of course, more eyes are on “The Bronze Bomber,” who is deliberate and focused as can be in his walk. ESPN’s announcers just teased that Wilder will be making an unbelievable entrance tonight and one dedicated to a special somebody. Let’s see how that plays out later.@BronzeBomber makes his way to the MGM to fight @Tyson_Fury pic.twitter.com/zPnwznwi4f— Marcos Villegas (@heyitsmarcosv) February 23, 20209:25 p.m.:  Wrestling royalty in the house as Triple H and his wife, Stephanie McMahon, are on hand to support Fury, who had quite the WWE debut last fall.’The Game’ @TripleH and @StephMcMahon arrive at the @MGMGrand for #WilderFury2 . pic.twitter.com/sQdi8POrkj— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) February 23, 2020Cameras also cut to Wilder, who has left his suite and is making his way through the casino and into the arena. Wilder is actually walking behind the back kitchen of the MGM Grand to avoid a crowd.9:20 p.m.: Despite his height and reach, Fundora hasn’t been able to assert his jab with any rhythm. Through three rounds, Lewis has been the aggressor.9:13 p.m.:  Cameras just cut to Tyson Fury arriving at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. He’s rocking one of his custom suits — this one covered with images of him celebrating his November 2015 victory over Wladimir Klitschko. Only the “Gypsy King” could pull that off.The Gypsy King has arrived!Buy #WilderFury2 : https://t.co/auWEj0MpeH pic.twitter.com/ZtUU5FlLq2— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) February 23, 20209:05 p.m.: This main card begins with Sebastian Fundora vs. Daniel Lewis in junior middleweight action. Man, is Fundora a tall 154-pounder, as he stands 6-6 with an 80-inch reach. This is his pay-per-view debut.9 p.m.:  All systems go for this main card, which is just about to launch.8:30 p.m.: Petros Ananyan came roaring back to defeat Subriel Matias 96-93, 95-94, 95-94 for the unanimous decision. Check out the action from the pivotal seventh round.Ananyan rocks Matias in RD7, sending him stumbling and is saved by the bell. #AnanyanMatiasDon’t wait, order #WilderFury2 now: https://t.co/0Z5dXSrutM pic.twitter.com/jj4XM3u3Kt— PBC (@premierboxing) February 23, 20208 p.m.:  Welcome to Sporting News’ live blog for the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury 2 card. We’re still in undercard action; Subriel Matias is giving Petros Ananyan the business. Subriel Matias and Petros Ananyan let their hands go as RD4 comes to a close.Don’t wait, order Wilder vs Fury 2 now: https://t.co/0Z5dXSrutM pic.twitter.com/KuEfpnqMcP— PBC (@premierboxing) February 23, 2020The main card is an hour away. Keep it locked here tonight for live updates, fight results and highlights for what’s sure to be a memorable event.last_img read more

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Pittsburgh Steelers Player Sued for Giving Woman Herpes

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers nose guard Cam Thomas is literally on fire, so says his ex-girlfriend, who is suing the 27-year-old or allegedly giving her genital herpes.She also tries to call him out on his alleged lies. For example, she said he dismissed the “puss-filled bumps on his buttocks and inner thigh” were the result of sweat buildup and that the noticeable sores on his penis came from a zipper accident.Thomas has vehemently denied the allegations through his legal team, who say the woman is after money.The lawsuit was filed in San Diego under the name ‘Adrienne’ and obtained by popular entertainment blog tmz.com.The woman only known as Adrienne claims she dated Thomas in 2010 when he played for the San Diego Chargers
and and would often engage in unprotected sex.According to the lawsuit, she had a sexual health check up in December 2010 but the results were all clear. Then in February 2012 she tested positive for genital herpes.Adrienne maintains Thomas is the only person that she could have contracted the disease from.In her suit, Adrienne also claims Thomas was physically abusive during their relationship, but this cannot be substantiated because she never filed a police report.She’s suing for sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud through intentional concealment and negligence.Adrienne is seeking unspecified damages, however Thomas will fight the claims in court.Attorneys for Thomas said the woman behind the lawsuit is angry, mean and vindictive, according to Guardian Liberty Voice. One of them, Adam Kenner, said the allegations are a ploy for compensation.Thomas will be tested for herpes as part of the case.last_img read more

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“I am attentive to Paulista; it seems that he will be selectable”

first_imgAbsence of Rodrigo and strikers in the European Championship: “We have players who can score, but we don’t want to leave the strikers alone. This is a team sport and we need everyone’s input.”Motivation of internationals: “The goal of the European Championship is attractive enough for everyone to be motivated.” Paulista: “I am aware of any player that can be selectable. Paulista is in a management that seems to be selectable.”New Super Cup format: “I like it. Before for the dates and double game it seemed a mere summer process. Now I find it very attractive.”last_img

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Alert in Atlético: the economy will be jeopardized if the Champions League does not play

first_imgAtlético has a recent memory of the last time they played the Europa League. In 2018 he won it and received 16.1 million. The next year the distribution is greater than then, but as well as it was sportingly, the figures would not come close to what is handled in the Champions. And that without counting other sections like ticket offices and sponsors, where a decrease would also be noticed.Thus, on the one hand there would be the matter of the accounts, which it affects notably and more now in the midst of the pandemic crisis, with the club immersed in an ERTE. And on the other the sporty aspect, going from a major challenge and the dream of the entity for years to a competition that attracts less when it comes to signing and even retaining footballers.If LaLiga resumes, Atlético faces the challenge of climbing at least two positions. At one point he has Getafe and Real Sociedad and two at Sevilla. There are eleven days left, except in the event that the tournament was reactivated and had to be suspended again later: in that case, as now, it would be worth the classification of the moment. The RFEF’s decision that the current classification of First would be the one that would distribute the European places of the 2020-21 if the League were not resumed putting Atlético on the ropes. The rojiblancos are right now sixth, so if the competition must be terminated by this cause of force majeure, they would have to play the next Europa League. A hard setback in sports and, above all, economically.Participation in the Champions League represents for Atlético around 15% of its budget, which already exceeds 500 million euros. For example, this season has accumulated revenues of 77.2 million, to which we would still have to add what corresponds to what remains to be played and the market pool. Speaking of numbers, if the team passed in the semifinals he would receive 12 million more; if he reached the final, another 15; and if I won it, a cherry of 4. And with him market pool, the share that depends on the television market of each country, last year took 16.2 million falling in eighths. In other words, the stock market could be around 90-100 million euros …last_img read more

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NEC Issues Writ of Election

first_imgAll is now set for the successful conduct of 2014 Special Senatorial Election, that’s according to the National Elections Commission (NEC).The electoral body at the weekend issued the Writ of Election to the magistrates across the country to go out and conduct the polls.Issuance of the Writ means that resources, logistics and other vital materials needed to stage the process are either on hand or in sight.A Writ of Election is a legal instrument that authorizes election magistrates to proceed with the conduct of elections.At the ceremony in Monrovia, NEC through its Electoral Clerk mandated the 19 Elections Magistrates across the country to conduct a Special Senatorial Election for 15 senatorial seats in Liberia.Madam Antoinette B. Johnson, who is NEC’s Electoral Clerk, instructed the magistrates to hold election on October 14, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in all 15 counties of the country and report to central office with the results, as the electoral law demands.She authorized the magistrates to certify the endorsement of the Writ of Election by submitting to her office, the results of the Election following the completion of the process.Madam Johnson’s action was prompted by previous mandate issued her by NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya, to issue the Writ of Election to the 19 Elections Magistrates.The issuance of the Writ is a requirement of Chapter 4 Sub-section 4.3 of the New Elections Law of 1986.The New Elections Law of 1986 requires the issuance of a Writ of Election not later than 90 days prior to the conduct of an election.Said process should have been issued on May 9, 2014 but was suspended. Sources close to the Commission had hinted to the Daily Observer “lack of resources” to hold the Special Election.With the issuance of the Writ, elections observers believe that the electoral body and national government have resolved the issue of funding for the process amidst budgetary shortfall strangulating the economy.Government attempted borrowing US$10.3 million to fund the process, but up to press time, it is unclear which chamber of the Capitol Building said financial agreement is stock in.Meanwhile, Cllr. Korkoya has directed that the last day for Nomination of Candidates by duly registered political parties, alliances, coalitions and independent candidates shall be the 24th Day of July 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cartoon: November 7, 2014

2nd suspect in biker’s killing arrested

first_imgTwo days after a 22-year-old Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident, who allegedly confessed to the murder of Patrick “White Boy” Fraser was charged, a second suspect has been arrested.The arrest was made when ranks of D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) swooped down on a Westminister, West Bank Demerara (WBD) house on Tuesday.Patrick “White Boy” FraserSome of the items found during the raid on WednesdayAccording to the Police, the ranks were at the time acting on information when they searched the premises and discovered an unlicensed pistol, seven live rounds of ammunition, a small quantity of cannabis, several pieces of electronic gadgets and other items.Three males who were found in the house at time, including the wanted suspect, were arrested and taken into Police custody.Fraser, 23, was gunned down in Norton Street, Bagotstown, EBD, on May 9, 2019.It was reported that the young man, who hailed from Republic Park, EBD, was hanging out with a group of friends during which an argument broke out among them and it was at this time that one of the men whipped out a handgun and discharged two rounds in Fraser’s direction, hitting him to the right side rib and the right upper leg.Meanwhile, the Police stated that although the young man was shot twice, they have only retrieved one .32 spent shell and one warhead. In addition, a pair of slippers and a bloodstained Polo hat were found at the scene.The first accused in the crime, Kevin Rose, made his appearance for the murder before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Tuesday morning.It is alleged that the suspects wanted a gun which the biker had in his possession.Rose was subsequently remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on June 4.last_img read more

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Greenidge to meet with Venezuelan counterpart

first_imgBorder controversy…says no ‘penny pinching’ in addressing territorial issuesBy Lakhram BhagiratSlated to make his Budget 2018 presentation on Friday, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge was forced to bring forward his contribution on Wednesday after the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s Special Representative on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, Ambassador Dag Halvor Nylander, scheduled a meeting in Antigua for Friday.Greenidge told the National Assembly that the meeting is expected to be much more of an informal level to determine a way forward as it relates to addressing theForeign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge during his Budget 2018 presentationissue surrounding the disputed territory. He noted that Guyana and Venezuela had to formulate teams to further the negation process and it is those members that are expected to meet.The Foreign Affairs Ministry has been unable to confirm the attendance of the Venezuelan representatives but President Nicholás Maduro is expected to be in Antigua at the same time.The Minister said Guyana’s team consists of 10-14 persons inclusive of persons with international experience in the fields of international and maritime laws along with constitutional laws. He noted that the negotiation process is an expensive one but a vital one since one cannot afford to be “penny-pinching” in defending Guyana’s territorial integrity.He also lauded the Opposition for their contribution to the negotiation process, much to the agreement of his Government colleagues. The Minister noted that while he is not at liberty to get into the nitty gritty of the negotiation process, he can reveal that the talks have so far been focused on proposals, ideas and concerns.Greenidge informed that Nylander has committed to sticking to his word of taking the issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).Guyana is relying on the decision by then United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon that the border controversy over the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal, if not resolved by the end of 2017, then the matter would be taken to the ICJ honouring Guyana’s request.In February this year, Norway’s Nylander has been selected to represent Secretary General António Guterres in the Good Offices Process. Nylander had visited Guyana a number of times to hold talks with President David Granger and Foreign Minister Greenidge, among others.Relations between Guyana and Venezuela have worsened ever since oil giant ExxonMobil announced in 2015 that it had found oil in Guyana. Venezuela has staunchly been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where ExxonMobil found multiple oil deposits.In fact, Venezuela’s National Assembly had approved an agreement to reject the oil exploration activities in March 2017.Venezuela, with almost 40 times the population of Guyana and a territory that is several times bigger, claimed in 1968 the entire territorial sea of Guyana by means of the Leoni Decree, which has never been withdrawn.In 2015, the Government of Guyana requested then UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to take steps toward resolving the controversy. In 2016, because of a stalemate on the matter, the outgoing Ban Ki-moon agreed with his successor, Guterres, to continue to use the Good Offices Process until the end of 2017 as a means of arriving at a settlement.It is with this intention that Guterres appointed Nylander as an envoy to resolve the border controversy. According to the mandate of the Personal Representative, “If, by the end of 2017, the Secretary General concludes that no significant progress has been made towards arriving at a full agreement for the solution of the controversy, he will choose the International Court of Justice as the next means of settlement, unless the Governments of Guyana and Venezuela jointly request that he refrain from doing so.”Guyana has maintained that the only way to settle the controversy is by way of a juridical settlement at the International Court of Justice. Venezuela’s claim to two-thirds of Guyana has escalated over the years, with various shows of aggression and harassment.last_img read more

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Abdul blasts ‘Idol’ chatter

first_imgPaula Abdul’s spacy behavior on “American Idol” has prompted many to ponder whether there’s a tumbler or two of booze in that red cup on the table in front of her on the Fox talent contest. That’s nonsense, the 44-year-old “Idol” judge tells Us Weekly magazine in its Feb. 16 issue. “I’ve never been drunk. I have never done recreational drugs,” she said. “Just look at my 20-year career. Tell me someone who is into partying or doing drugs that could have done that.” In her five years on “Idol,” Abdul – a singer and a movie, TV and stage choreographer – has weathered criticism about her sometimes odd behavior, which has included slurred and garbled speech, and her not-so-subtle gushing over the show’s young, male singers. “There have been 100 million lies about me,” said Abdul, who has said she’s taken prescription medication for health problems, including inflammatory arthritis. “I’m squeaky clean. I’ve worked my ass off my entire life. (But) being involved in the show causes people to question everything.” Last year, Fox announced that Abdul signed a deal to put up with Simon Cowell – oh, and judge, too – on “Idol” through 2008. “I have never missed a live show,” Abdul noted. “Even when I had surgery on my hand (for an infection caused by a botched manicure in 2004), I left my hospital bed to go to the show.” – Associated Press 160Want 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

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Hotel boycott

first_img– Bill Lyons Santa Clarita Another civil war? It seems to me that the executive branch is engaged in a civil war with the Democratic-controlled legislative branch. President Bush appoints GOP fundraiser Sam Fox ambassador to Belgium without Senate confirmation and castigates House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for visiting Syria even though three Republican congressmen had visited there a short time ago. I wonder what will happen next in this skirmish between the two branches. – Jean Strauber Encino Plastic bag issue Just as in the case of the “shopping cart” issue, I will, again, point to Europe when it comes to the most recent controversy on this side of the Atlantic: the plastic bag. For decades now anyone shopping for groceries or otherwise will either bring a bag – widely practiced – or pay from 20 cents to a dollar. That simple move is the solution to yet another situation Americans find terribly complex. In each case, the levy of a fee makes the difference. It seems that the prospect of such has a soothing effect on a host of social and environmental problems. – Michael E. White Burbank Big oil, big prices Dow Jones’ Market Watch reports that Chevron’s CEO, David O’Reilly received $27 million in stock options last week. O’Reilly also serves as Chevron’s chairman of the Board, which should be monitoring O’Reilly’s performance as CEO. Meanwhile, gasoline prices march steadily toward $4 per gallon, and California drivers must cut back on other expenditures to finance Chevron’s largess. The resultant diminished consumer spending saps energy from the economy. The real question is why our legislators will not loosen Big Oil’s grip on consumer’s wallets. One reason may be the recent junkets to Japan and South America that California legislative leaders have taken with energy officials. – Lloyd A. Dent Studio City Accelerating change This planet has endured numerous global climate changes, but something very unnatural is sneaking up on it. It required many thousands of years to add the first billion people to the population, only 12 years to add the last billion. One year less to add the next billion, and so on. Can resources, environment handle 17.5 billion people devouring the planet by 2018? The warming and population explosion could collide and equal mass starvation. Imagine cities tripling in population. – Ken Garrison Rosamond160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Garcetti’s folly” (Our Opinions, March 25): I applaud City Council President Garcetti’s support of the boycott of the LAX Hilton. Your recent editorial is misinformed. Garcetti recommends that potential hotel customers honor this boycott and avoid any inconvenience and disruption caused by the boycott by choosing from the many other fine hotels in the L.A. area and along Century Boulevard. I recently spoke with an employee who has worked for the LAX Hilton for 22 years. He supports the boycott even though in the short term his earnings could be reduced. I hope the owner of this LAX hotel will agree with the Hilton Corp. and begin to deal with workers in good faith. – Jane Affonso Redondo Beach Bus fare hikes Re “Planned MTA hikes could strand some” (April 3): Why do those like Bonnie and Richard Haviland stew about bus fares? Don’t they realize that approximately 80 percent of the cost of their ride is paid by others? Do they think they are entitled to low fares because they can’t afford to pay the actual cost? This victim mentality has bred unprincipled vote-seeking politicians who reinforce this “poor me” thinking and boldly legislate hundreds of smoke-spewing, nearly empty buses to roam the streets in the name of service. If buses truly add to our quality of life, people will pay full, unsubsidized fares to use them. I think the Havilands and other bus riders should be grateful for the taxpayers’ largess. last_img read more

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