Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GSP is back for his people and on top of a UFC card one more time.But is it for the final time?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSt. Pierre (25-2) was one of the UFC’s biggest stars and pay-per-view draws during his long reign atop the 170-pound division, but the Canadian star walked away in November 2013. After a lengthy sabbatical, he returns Saturday to headline UFC 217 in a 185-pound championship bout with Bisping (31-7), the gritty English veteran who won the middleweight championship in a surprise upset of Luke Rockhold last year.St. Pierre, now 36, left UFC as one of its biggest box office draws, holder of the second-longest winning streak in the promotion’s history and with enough stardom to grace the cover of a video game. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Four years later, St. Pierre returns to a UFC world that blew up into a $4 billion company without him.His fights with Nick Diaz and B.J. Penn that drew two of the biggest buy rates in UFC history have been passed six times, notably by cards headlined by Conor McGregor. Ronda Rousey came (and went?) and bulldozed her way into becoming a mainstream superstar. St. Pierre’s 12-fight winning streak that he takes into Saturday has been topped by Jon Jones and matched by flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson. And it was McGregor again, with a championship belt draped over each shoulder, who was announced Friday as the EA Sports UFC 3 video game cover boy .But the use of a PS4 controller may be the only way to make sure McGregor steps into a cage any time soon. With Rousey, McGregor and Jones all sidelined, and UFC struggling to build a new crop of pay-per-view stars, the big attraction for 2018 just might be a blast from the past in St. Pierre.Another change, MMA wasn’t even legal in New York the last time St. Pierre fought. He’ll top UFC’s fourth card in the state in 12 months and the first at MSG since a McGregor-headlined show helped draw an arena-record gate of $17 million.Cody Garbrandt defends the 135-pound belt against T.J. Dillashaw and Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts the 115-pound women’s title on the line against Rose Namajunas in the other two big PPV bouts.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Bisping, who had eight fights during St. Pierre’s break, is eager to add another big name to his improbable late-career surge of victories. Bisping defended his belt against Dan Henderson last year, and St. Pierre is a second straight opponent who isn’t among the top middleweight contenders for his title.The fight has been attacked as nothing but a money grab for Bisping and a desperate attempt by UFC to give MSG some star power in a year that has lacked in must-see main events.But the fight legend is back and Bisping would walk out of the cage with the biggest name win of his career should he stop St. Pierre. GSP was at UFC’s pinnacle in his prime — but a four-year layoff could be cruel to the fighter.“Why would I not want to come back, fighting Michael Bisping for the title in the Madison Square Garden, this mythical place?” St. Pierre said. “I would be fool to not take this opportunity.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Garbrandt gets pep talks from Kobe, Tyson before UFC fight It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson St. Pierre, who hasn’t revealed any career goals beyond claiming Bisping’s 185-pound title, hasn’t decided if this bout would be his last.“Nothing for sure,” St. Pierre said. “Sometimes you win the fight and you could lose and sometimes you lose but you should have won. It depends how it happens and how I will feel and depend on a lot of stuff. But I don’t see myself going away for a long time so it’s going to be a good match.”St. Pierre hasn’t lost since April 2007 when Matt Serra took away the 170-pound belt. St. Pierre reclaimed the title later that year and beat Serra in a rematch shortly afterward.But St. Pierre didn’t fight between April 2011 and November 2012 while recovering from a torn ligament in his right knee. He bounced back from injury with wins over Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz and Johny Hendricks.He beat Hendricks, who has a fight on the 217 card, by split decision, then decided it was time for a hiatus. St. Pierre had lamented the stress of his prominence in the sport, saying his obsessive nature prevented him from enjoying life while maintaining the focus necessary to train for title fights.“It’s hard on my nerves, but when I close my eyes at night, I give myself the choice would I want to be there or not,” St. Pierre said. “Yes, I want to. I don’t do it because I have to do it, because I really want to. I’ve never been forced to do anything I don’t want to in life, but I felt like I had that pressure from outside and I was stuck into a pattern. Now, I am doing it and I’m happier than ever.”GSP smiled and appeared happy on the MSG stage as foul-mouthed Bisping tried his best to rattle him with trash talk to fuel the fight.“There’s no other place and moment I want to be,” St. Pierre said. “I’m back now.”Bisping yelled, “I’ll retire him!”Robert Whittaker, the interim middleweight champ, could be on deck for the winner in a fight to unify the belt. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 FILE – In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Britain’s Michael Bisping, left, and Canada’s Georges St. Pierre face off during a news conference in Toronto, to promote their upcoming UFC 217. At center rear is UFC President Dana White. The pair square off on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)NEW YORK — Georges St. Pierre waved his hands as a conductor would to a chorus of “G-S-P” chanted by fans wrapped in Rising Sun headbands inside Madison Square Garden.“These are your people? These are your people, Georges?” fighter Michael Bisping chirped as he dismissed the rising cheers with a wave.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
5 October 2011Africa’s involvement in space activities would help address the challenges of telecommunications, energy and food insecurity on the continent, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on the opening day of the 62nd International Astronautical Congress in Cape Town on Monday.The International Astronautical Federation’s prestigious annual congress, this year themed “African Astronaissance”, has attracted thousands of space players from around the globe. It runs through to Friday at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.This is the first time the congress is being hosted in Africa, and is good timing for South Africa as it bids to host the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.The Congress also coincides with World Space Week, an annual global space celebration taking place in 55 countries around the world from 4 to 10 October.Africa ‘the new pole of growth’Davies said it was no accident that Africa was hosting the event, as the continent was emerging as “the new pole of growth” in a fast-changing global economy.The minister said that South Africa’s space policy was based on promoting peace, adding that the country was on the verge of concluding a deal with India for use of space for “peaceful purposes.”International Astronautical Federation (IAF) president Berndt Feuerbacher said that his organization had 205 members, which was set to swell to 220 by the end of the conference as more African countries signed up and an African regional group was established.Feuerbacher said the IAF believed that space was not a “playground” for rich countries only, as it brought value to all mankind.No newcomer to major league astronomySouth Africa is no newcomer to major league astronomy. The country has been short-listed to host the Square Square Kilometre Array (SKA), an international €1.5-billion project to build the world’s largest radio telescope.The Northern Cape is already home to one of the world’s largest telescopes, the Southern African Large Telescope or SALT.South Africa also works closely with neighbour Nambia on the HESS gamma ray telescope, and is currently building an 80-dish precursor instrument for the SKA, the Karoo Array Telescope (also known as the MeerKAT).Regardless of whether South Africa wins the SKA bid, the MeerKAT will be a powerful scientific instrument in its own right, comprising 80 dishes each 13.5-metres in diameter. It is being built adjacent to the site proposed for the SKA, in a radio astronomy reserve near the small town of Carnarvon in the Northern Cape, where it is due to be commissioned in 2014/15.An engineering test bed of seven dishes, called the KAT-7, is already complete.In the process of building the MeerKAT, South African engineers are already working on some of the SKA’s technological building blocks – such as a prototype dish antenna that combines new materials with innovative design processes to meet the SKA’s exacting precision, durability and cost criteria.Skills development and trainingThe SKA South Africa project, including the MeerKAT telescope, is one of the biggest science and engineering projects in South Africa. It thus represents an unrivalled opportunity for the development of very high-level science and technology expertise – paving the way for Africa to contribute significantly to the global knowledge economy and global technology trade.These technologies include very fast grid computing, very fast data transport, data storage, wireless engineering, digital electronics, image processing and software development.In 2005, the South African SKA project initiated a targeted “Youth into Science and Engineering Programme” to develop highly skilled young scientists and engineers.“The young people supported by this programme will serve South Africa, and our African partner countries, in the future in key areas of economic development in addition to their participation in ‘blue skies’ scientific research,” says SKA South Africa’s Kim de Boer.The programme offers comprehensive bursaries to students in engineering, mathematics, physics and astronomy at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Bursary holders also benefit from regular workshops and conferences where they interact with the world’s leading astronomers. SAinfo reporter and BuaNews
The plan to create and sell new generic top-level domains should have been a boon for the Internet and a gold mine for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). It’s not turning out that way. At nearly every turn, the process has been hamstrung by mistakes and a lack of foresight. ICANN sells these new domains – the letters that go after the dot in a ULR, like .com or .org – for $185,000 a pop – so you’d think that the agency would be motivated to get the process right. But the interminable delays are making observers wonder who put these people in change of such a big responsibility.After the first round of applications this Spring, ICANN revealed a total of 1,931 applications for 1,409 gTLDs. Which if all goes well would net ICANN a cool $260.7 million up front and an annual take of $35.2 million in subscription fees.Only 1,000 gTLDs Per YearExcept there’s one not-insignificant problem: it now turns out that only 1,000 gTLDs can be added to the Internet per year. Which means that (presuming no applications are dropped) 409 gTLD applicants are going to have to wait at least another year to get their domains on the Internet.And that’s not counting the next wave of GTLDapplications that’s sure to come whenever ICAN gets around to opening up the window again.The new gTLDs, also known as strings, are part of a program conceptualized by ICANN in 2007 to supplement the existing 22 top-level domains. In January of this year, ICANN opened up the application process to submit new gTLDs, which requires each applicant to specify exactly how and why they plan to use them. gTLDs are not new: The original seven gTLDs (.com, .net, .org, .int, .gov, .mil and .edu) were established in the 1980s, prior to the Internet moving into general use. As you may know, .int is reserved for international organizations, and .gov, .mil and .edu are restricted to U.S.-based government, military and educational organizations. The remaining three (.com, .org and .net) are regarded as open domains, each managed by a registry organization.The problem ICANN now has is simple: process limitations prevent any more than 1,000 new gTLDs being added to the root Internet nameservers per year. Not only that, they can’t all be added at the same time.“This is because the primary challenge with maintaining root zone stability is controlling the rate of change to the root zone system and not the size of the root zone itself, meaning delegation should not occur at a rate of 1,000 delegations on a single day,” ICANN said in a recent statement.Which means some gTLDs are going to be added at the beginning of the year, and others during the year or at the end of the year. So, who gets to go first?Some Serious Business – And Some Not So MuchWith new domains like .inc, .art, and .book competing with the likes of .sucks, .wtf, and .unicorn, originally ICANN had set up the Digital Archery lottery system to determine the order in which domains would be added to the Internet. But on June 23, ICANN announced the suspension of Digital Archery, citing “[t]he primary reason is that applicants have reported that the timestamp system returns unexpected results depending on circumstances.”Meaning, yet another technical glitch in a process that already suffered a major snafu when personal contact information for ICANN applicants was initially revealed on the list of applicants back in June.ICANN Asks For HelpNow ICANN, bereft of a system to assign the order in which new domains will be activated, is asking the public what should be done. The request for community help “seeks input on requirements for an evaluation and delegation process consistent with previous root zone scaling discussions of smooth delegations, adding no more than 1,000 new gTLDs per year.”Specifically, ICANN is seeking commentary on how to properly meter the release of these domains in a fair and equitable way. Comments can be submitted to email@example.com by August 19, 2012 (midnight UTC) for consideration.All of this smacks of a serious lack of planning on the part of ICANN. The organization probably anticipated this many applications, since the Digital Archery system was created to begin with. But to not have a backup process in place for such a critical system seems to verge on incompetence.The gTLD process has been controversial from the start, with accusations leveled at ICANN for enabling Internet-naming blackmail schemes to force reputable brands to pay big bucks from getting associated with gTLDs such as .xxx, .sucks, and .wtf.But the continuing errors in process and technology are making a bad situation even worse, and the entire Internet ecosystem will be have to bear the brunt of the damage.Images courtesy of Shutterstock. 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Cameron White was named the new captain of Australia’s Twenty20 side following the resignation of Michael Clarke.Clarke quit the international Twenty20 format, saying after Australia’s 3-1 Ashes series loss to England that he wanted to focus on Test and 50-overs cricket.Victoria state skipper White was appointed captain of Australia for two Twenty20 games against England next week, with Tasmania wicketkeeper Tim Paine his deputy.Injury-prone pacemen Brett Lee and Shaun Tait were named in Australia’s T20 squad, which also included international newcomers Aaron Finch and James Pattinson.The 12-man squad features just three test players: Mitchell Johnson, Shane Watson and Steve Smith.Australia squad: Cameron White (captain), Tim Paine (vice captain), Aaron Finch, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Stephen O’Keefe, James Pattinson, Steve Smith, Shaun Tait, David Warner, Shane Watson.
AdvertisementKSI vs Logan Paul was billed as the biggest event on the internet, as the two youtube superstars from the United Kingdom and the United States went toe to toe with each other exchanging heavy leathers in front of a sold-out crowd of 21,000 fans at the Manchester Arena in London.The fight took place at the early hours of the morning as per IST and with millions of people watching the fight online through different means. This was truly a historic event for YouTubers and many also compared it to Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather of YouTube world and both guys collectively had over 37 Million subscribers.The fight, however, wasn’t free and came with a price tag of 10 USD or 7.5 GBP or ₹668.00. Although the price wasn’t insanely high like Mayweather vs McGregor which cost around $100, still many people were found watching the fights via illegal streaming channels.More than 800,000 people were watching the official live stream of the fight at its peak by officially purchasing the fight and others were found using illegal twitch and periscope streams. Just to give our readers a perspective, last year the biggest PPV fight in UFC which took place between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier sold around 850,000 PPV buys and that was a legitimate fight.Over 2 million people were watching the fight on Twitch and periscope combined and one of the twitch streams had around 400,000 people watching the fight card Live.KSI made his internet fame through playing and streaming FIFA on his youtube channel, whereas Logan Paul, the most controversial Youtube star made headlines only a few months ago as he was found vlogging a dead body Aokigahara forest, a notorious suicide spot in Japan, which resulted in him receiving massive online backlash. YouTube temporarily suspended Paul’s sponsored ads, and the star later posted a video apology and pledged $1m (£750,000) to suicide prevention charities.The 21-year-old Jake Paul meanwhile is a former vine star and a Disney channel actor and usually does prank videos on his channel.Also Read-Jake Paul knocks out Deji and shocks everyone by calling out Chris Brown Advertisement
Eli Gold has been broadcasting Alabama football games since 1988. In that time, he has seen the Crimson Tide capture four national championships and six SEC titles. To many ‘Bama fans, he is an indelible part of the program. To thank him for his time broadcasting for the program, Alabama football awarded Eli Gold with a 2014 SEC Championship ring.Sincere thanks from the bottom of my heart to the U. Of Alabama staff and players for the SEC championship ring. pic.twitter.com/JYazNIrJTL— Eli Gold (@EliGoldBama) August 21, 2015Gold is clearly very touched by the honor, and the response from the Alabama faithful. He responded to the dozens of fans who congratulated him on Twitter.Congratulations, Eli. You deserve it.
Portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, presented the supplies to Chief Executive Office of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey at the Maxfield Park Children’s Home in Kingston (Jan. 19) where some of the children are being housed. A massive fire at the Lyndhurst Road location of the Walkers Place of Safety on Monday night (Jan.15) claimed the lives of two children and destroyed the facility. She said the Government will “seek to put in place whatever safety measures we can to ensure that incidents like these never happen again. Whatever we can do from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security we will do. A massive fire at the Lyndhurst Road location of the Walkers Place of Safety on Monday night (Jan.15) claimed the lives of two children and destroyed the facility.A massive fire at the Lyndhurst Road location of the Walkers Place of Safety on Monday night (Jan.15) claimed the lives of two children and destroyed the facility. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security, on Friday (Jan. 19), handed over food, clothing and other relief items to benefit wards of the Walkers Place of Safety.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, presented the supplies to Chief Executive Office of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey at the Maxfield Park Children’s Home in Kingston (Jan. 19) where some of the children are being housed.“We’ve brought toiletries, school bags, sheets, beds, canned goods, sachets of flavoured drinks, rice and a lot more,” she told JIS NEWS.“This is just a symbolic hand over as the bulk of the relief supplies will be delivered to the Duke Street offices of the CPFSA,” she informed.A massive fire at the Lyndhurst Road location of the Walkers Place of Safety on Monday night (Jan.15) claimed the lives of two children and destroyed the facility.The 34 wards, who have been displaced, are being housed at residential facilities in Kingston.Minister Robinson expressed sorrow at the incident and the loss of lives.She said the Government will “seek to put in place whatever safety measures we can to ensure that incidents like these never happen again. Whatever we can do from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security we will do.”Minister Robinson commended persons, who have come forward with donations, and encouraged others to assist the children.“We look forward to even more expressions of generosity to help rebuild the home. We’re dealing with children here and whoever can contribute, do so with a willing heart,” she urged.Mrs. Gage-Grey, in expressing gratitude, noted that the response to the relief and rebuilding efforts “has been tremendous.”“We want to say a big thank you to Jamaica. It shows us that together, we really can build a better Jamaica for all our children. This support is really appreciated,” she told JIS NEWS. Story Highlights Prev 1of4 Next
Parker was also unsuccessful in his request for an order requiring the removal of a structure called the Watch House, sayingit’s on a pipeline right of way and would cause significant safety risks.“I’m sensitive to the concern of those who created this Watch House, that it is of considerable significance to them,” Afflecksaid of the structure that was erected near the Burnaby Terminal on Saturday, when people marched against the pipeline. VANCOUVER, B.C. – Protesters must be restrained from obstructing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, says a British Columbia Supreme Court judge who has granted the company an injunction aimed at preventing people from entering within five metres of two work sites.Justice Kenneth Affleck said Thursday he felt it necessary to make a decision on the second day of a hearing instead of issuing a written order involving outraged demonstrators who have blocked vehicles and workers at the Burnaby Terminal and the Westridge Marine Terminal.The injunction is indefinite, allowing Trans Mountain to continue work it’s legally entitled to do after the federal government approved the twinning of an existing pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby in the belief it is in the best interest of Canada, Affleck said. Trans Mountain has said that while protests began last November, it sought an injunction after demonstrators began intensifying their blockades recently when trees were being cleared. It said construction at the sites in Burnaby, B.C., is expected to last until December 2020.Affleck agreed with lawyers for two of 15 named defendants in a notice of civil claim that a 50-metre perimeter as part of aninterim injunction he granted last week was too broad because it encroached on private property and trails.Trans Mountain’s lawyer, Shaun Parker, requested a structure called Camp Cloud near the Burnaby Terminal be removed, calling it a “hotbed of aggressive activity” for protesters who want to “destroy the project.”But the judge said it will stay.“In my view there has to be a means of allowing the protesters who object to this work to remain reasonably close to the site,” Affleck said. “The plaintiff is going to have to tolerate a certain amount of agitation.” He said Trans Mountain would have to demonstrate any emergency need to remove the Watch House but would then have to replace it.Casey Leggett, a lawyer for one of the defendants, said citizens have a constitutional right to protest the expansion of the pipeline.“The inconvenience, which my friends call a blockade, hasn’t gotten to the level of establishing irreparable harm,” Leggett said.He read from affidavits presented in court by a Trans Mountain lawyer, saying the company’s security staff noted protesters have sometimes stood peacefully at or near access roads to two marine terminals in Burnaby without disrupting vehicles or workers and left after police arrived.He said in one case, a woman was seen praying on a road and didn’t engage with security staff while on another day a woman sat in a lawn chair as vehicles were guided around her at slow speed.Affleck said while the first protesters’ conduct was unobjectionable, the second woman had no right to sit in the middle of a public road and the police would be justified in removing her.The judge also suggested Leggett was cherry-picking incidents that did not involve blockades aimed at stopping work at the terminals.Leggett replied that Trans Mountain had done the same and also focused on blockades rather than inconvenience, which he said does not justify an injunction.Activists have said they will continue opposing the $7.4-billion project despite the injunction.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The five electoral areas are shown below:Area 1: Cecil Lake, Goodlow and Clayhurst – one trusteeArea 2: Prespatou, Buick, Rose Prairie, Doig RiverFirst Nation, Blueberry River First Nation, North Pine, Montney and Wonowon (east) – one trusteeArea 3: Hudson’s Hope, Upper Cache, Tsay Keh Dene Nation and Williston Lake – one trusteeArea 4: Taylor, Baldonnel and Two Rivers – one trusteeArea 5: Fort St. John, the Upper Halfway, Halfway River First Nation, Wonowon (west), Charlie Lake, Pink Mountain and north to Mile 225 on the Alaska Highway – three trusteesIn order to be eligible to run, you must be over the age of 18, have lived in B.C. for at least six months and be a Canadian citizen. Candidates don’t have to live in the electoral area where they’re running. School District #60 trustees receive an annual indemnity of $13,045 that is paid monthly.Voting day goes on October 20th. For more info click here. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – So you wanna be an SD60 Trustee? Then visit the School District 60 candidate information meeting Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.The event will show residents exactly what it is like being a trustee for a district with approximately 6,000 students.During this year’s election, seven people will be voted in to represent five electoral areas. Current board members Bill Snow, Erin Evans and Ida Campbell have all decided to run again while Candace Dow, Jarret Thompson and Linda Stringer will step down.
At the time of the incident, the detachment had received feedback from Vancouver Doctors who had inquired with the Doctor in charge of the Tactical Medical Program, to applaud the incredible work done by Cst. Brooks, who literally saved this man’s life, shared Sgt. Tyreman in July 2018.The GoFundMe account has almost reached half of its goal amount of $10,000 in three days.To view the GoFundMe; CLICK HERETo read more about Brooks saving a man’s life; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A GoFundMe account has been set up on behalf of Tony Brooks, the RCMP Constable that saved a man’s life last year in Fort St. John.Brooks has been diagnosed with Stage Two cancer and will be having surgery and receiving chemotherapy according to the GoFundMe account. The account goes on to say ‘financial help received will help take the stress off of his family so that they can focus on his recovery.’In July 2018, Brooks saved a mans life when he used his advanced medical training and managed to pack the wound to close off the artery inside the man’s arm and stop the flow of blood. The injured man was then airlifted to a Vancouver area hospital for treatment.