UFC president remains doubtful whether McGregor will ever fight again

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rivero fights off tears to spark La Salle comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments UFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles.  AP/Jae C. Hong Only a handful of professional fighters truly become wealthy at the end of their careers, and Conor McGregor may have earned enough for multiple lifetimes.Three months removed from his monumental crossover boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, the UFC Lightweight Champion has yet to return to his promotion and defend his belt.ADVERTISEMENT After initially suspecting in July that the Irish sensation may never fight again after such a hefty payday, UFC President Dana White once again echoed his sentiments regarding the future of arguably his most popular fighter.READ: McGregor ‘might never fight again’ after boxing bout, says UFC headFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Listen … Conor might never fight again. The guy’s got a f**king hundred million dollars,” White was quoted as saying in an MMA Fighting report.“These guys make money and that’s it. Fighting is the worst. Try to get up and get punched in the face every day when you’ve got $100 million in the bank,” he said. “Money changes everything for a lot of people.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson His bold statement comes after McGregor was reportedly involved in a bar fight in Ireland.Earlier this month, McGregor also grabbed headlines for his unruly conduct during a Bellator event.“He’s a young, rich kid who is a god in Ireland,” White said. “That’s not the healthiest environment either. It’s all part of it. I don’t know if you guys remember in the very beginning with Jon Jones,” he said.“There’s no doubt the talent was there. I used to go, ‘The guy is talented, but he’s young, he’s rich, he’s the king of the world now. Hopefully he can keep it together.’ That was way before the crazy sh*t started to happen. And there it is. It happens.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Local Roundup: Redwoods women’s cross country wins Think Pink Invitational in Redding

first_imgRedding >> The College of the Redwoods women’s cross country team placed five runners in the top 12 to win the Think Pink Invitational on Friday in Redding.CR was led by freshman Mariah Smither, who placed third behind race-winner Talia Swangler of Butte and Sacramento City College’s Jasmine Loyola with a time of 19:32 on the 5K course.Following Smither across the finish line for CR were Amelia Wirt (20:30, 6th), Monica Mays (21:21, 10th), Maria Avila-Overton (21:24, 11th) and Tasawi Williams …last_img

A breakthrough? Sharks rout Golden Knights in Game 4 to level series

first_imgFaced with the prospect of Wednesday’s game potentially being their last of the season on home ice, the Sharks scored twice in the first period and received a sterling effort from goalie Martin Jones to help beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-0 in Game 4 to level the … ‘Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.SAN JOSE — In their biggest game of the playoffs so far, the Sharks came through with one of their most complete performances of the season.last_img

Next up on Joe Thornton’s hit list: the player he calls ‘the man’

first_imgSAN JOSE — Joe Thornton tends to project a ho-hum attitude when it comes to the collection of remarkable milestones he’s stacking up.Earlier this week, when he became the seventh player in NHL history to score 400 goals, record 1,000 assists and play in 1,500 games, he couldn’t even name another player on the list. The one guy that he assumed was in the club, Wayne Gretzky, actually fell 13 games short of joining the group.But when Thornton discovered who he could tie for 11th place on the …last_img

Video Production: Create Flares with a DIY Crystal Filter

first_imgAdd flares to your video shots using this simple in-camera DIY solution.There’s a ton of ways to add flares to your videos in post, but there’s no substitute for achieving this organic effect in-camera. We’re digging this DIY technique by recent creativeLIVE presenter Lindsay Adler.In the short video below, Lindsay demonstrates how she created a custom flare filter using a cheap crystal (bought online) and a simple lens filter (a low cost UV filter does the trick). By gluing the crystal to directly to the filter, you can create unique refracted light effects that give the video image a dream-like quality. This DIY solution, is super cheap and easy to create.This isn’t a technique that you’ll use on a ton of shots – but given the right subject matter (fashion or weddings, for example) it’s one that can be really impactful.Check out the quick tutorial and example shots below – a snippet from Lindsay’s full creativeLIVE workshop “Keep it Simple: Video for Photographers“.Thanks to DIYPhotography.net for tipping us off to this video.last_img read more

Manipur blockade: Timeline

first_imgIndefinite curfew was imposed in Manipur’s Imphal East and West districts. Here’s all you need to know about the Manipur blockade.November 1, 2016: United Naga Council (UNC) calls for an indefinite economic blockade, cutting off normal movement of trucks on National Highways 2 and 37 — lifelines that pass through Naga villages — or along the 100-km Imphal-Moreh Road on the Trans Asian Highway No 1.November 15, 2016: The State government backs out of a meeting between the Centre, the Manipur government and the UNC. Home Ministry officials meet representatives of the UNC as planned but fail to break the impasse.November 25, 2016: A total shutdown is called for by the UNC and other Naga organisations. Two top leaders of UNC, president Gaidon Kamei and information secretary Stephen Lamkang, arrested. On the other hand, ruling on a public interest litigation petition, the High Court of Manipur directes the State to provide adequate security to vehicles plying along the two national highways. Two other directives call for the deployment of paramilitary forces to ensure the free movement of the trucks.December 8, 2016: The State Cabinet finalises the creation of seven new districts, with the nomenclature of Sadar Hills changed to Kangpokpi. Chief MinisterOkram Ibobi says this has been done for administrative convenience, and that creating a district is the prerogative of the government.December 9, 2016: The State government issues a gazette notification stating the creation of seven new districts, taking the total number of districts to 16. The decision generates sharp reactions from the UNC; the other two communities living in the state – Meiteis and Kukis – accept the move.December 15, 2016: Three police personnel killed and nine others seriously injured in two ambushes. The personnel killed were on their way to provide security for the inaugural function of the newly-formed Tengnoupal district.December 20, 2016: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) imposes total blockade on all Manipur-bound vehicles and passengers in all Naga inhabited areas.December 23, 2016: Home Minister Rajnath Singh asks Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang to ensure that there is no disturbance in movement of vehicles passing through the state following reports of NSF’s blockade.December 27, 2016: The NSF temporarily suspends its eight-day-long total blockade of all Manipur-bound vehicles with immediate effect, taking into consideration the assurance of the Manipur government and at the Centre’s request.December 31, 2016: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh makes an assurance that his government will not go back on its decision to create seven new districts.January 1, 2017: Internet and messaging service were partly restored.January 18, 2017: Take steps to remove blockade, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. The blockade of National Highway-2 caused severe difficulties to the people of Manipur, especially with regard to availability of essential commodities.February 7, 2017: Tripartite talks to end the over three-month-long economic blockade of a crucial highway in Manipur failed to make any headway.March 19, 2017: Tripartite talks among the Centre, Manipur government and the United Nagar Council (UNC) leaders ended on a positive note bringing the 139-day Manipur blockade over the creation of new districts to an end.last_img read more

Citi works to defend wealthy clients from rival bank poachers

first_imgHit by the massive fraud in its Gurgaon branch perpetrated by its rogue relationship manager Shivraj Puri, Citibank is planning to compensate the victims, even as it moved ‘damage control’ interactions with its High Networth Individual (HNIs) customers into high gear.Puri allegedly diverted over Rs 300 crore of funds from customers and non- customers of Citibank, into personal accounts and had been investing in equities market for over a year.In a statement issued issued on Saturday, Citi said it had been in contact with “impacted customers” and was in the process of reconciling the amounts involved with the customers. It is in the “process of working towards a fair compensation for them,” the bank said.Other banks, meanwhile, have been moving to try and snatch some of Citibank’s HNI customers citing that lack of sufficient risk management systems had led to the fraud.”A couple of days back, I have got a call from Citibank guys asking me to participate in their HNI meet, perhaps to explain their side of the (fraud) story. I am not even a Citibank customer. I see it as an exercise to retain or boost customer base in the wake of the fraud,” said one of the top three executives of a listed broking house, who wished not to be named.Sources said Citi had been responding to a flood of calls on the issue after the scam broke, though the number has been tailing off in recent days.Citibank, however, declined to comment on the issue of rising interactions with HNI customers.advertisementPolice investigation into the issue, revealed that Puri had attracted these funds from some people, including those of Hero Honda promoters, by offering a high returns of two per cent per month. Puri is in police custody for further investigations. About 40 persons or representatives of institutions or companies had walked into the trap laid by Puri.Most of those affected were wealth management customers of Citibank, with high net investible resources. While Citi’s wealth management entry threshold is Rs 36 lakh, it has a far more lucrative private banking business.The entry norms are reported to be much higher – Citi does not divulge details of its private banking business, but banking sources said only clients with minimum investible resources over Rs 5 crore qualified.It offers a range of services to such clients, including Trust Services, Philanthropic Advisory, Art Advisory, Aircraft Advisory and Sports Advisory.Sometimes wealth management involves investment of surplus funds of customer in their bank accounts for maximum returns and releasing funds for specific occasions of the customers like education, marriage and the likes in the customer’s family.Thus, wealth management is driven by returns and trust, which is what other banks want to emphasise and grab Citibank customers away. “This is an opportunity for us to enlist Citibank customers, citing that our bank has better risk management systems and practices compared to that bank,” a relationship executive of another bank, who is not authorised to speak to press, lamented.However, the institutional advisors feel that the Gurgaon fraud of the bank, that raised questions about the customer handling practices followed by banks in general, is unlikely to hit HNI business for them, though ‘sentiment’ has been affected to an extent.An institutional equities head of a listed broking firm said, “It is not a big issue for our business. But sentiment- wise, yes, it has some impact.”SALVAGING GOODWILLCitibank is planning to compensate the victims as it moved ‘damage control’ interactions with its High Networth Individual (HNIs) customers into high gearCiti has been in contact with ” impacted customers” and was in the process of reconciling the amounts involved with the customersOther banks, meanwhile, have been moving to try and snatch some of Citibank’s HNI customers citing that lack of sufficient risk management systems had led to the fraudSources said Citi had been responding to a flood of calls on the issue after the scam broke, though the number has been tailing off in recent daysInstitutional advisors feel that the Gurgaon fraud is unlikely to hit HNI business for them, though ‘ sentiment’ has been affected to an extentlast_img read more

Lara Dutta takes lessons from Jade Barrymore for Hollywood debut

first_imgLara DuttaThe distance from Mumbai to New York, for ex-Femina Miss India-turned Miss Universe Lara Dutta, 24, is getting shorter.Dutta, who has one flat in Bandra, another in NY, is busy straddling nations. Not for a peace-keeping mission – or for sporting alliances with Derek Jeter or Tiger Woods -,Lara DuttaThe distance from Mumbai to New York, for ex-Femina Miss India-turned Miss Universe Lara Dutta, 24, is getting shorter.Dutta, who has one flat in Bandra, another in NY, is busy straddling nations. Not for a peace-keeping mission – or for sporting alliances with Derek Jeter or Tiger Woods – but to make an impressionable dent in Hollywood. To make her debut more legitimate, Dutta is now taking acting lessons from Jade Barrymore, Charlie’s Angels star Drew Barrymore’s mom.Dutta has a few films lined up in Los Angeles. But her beau in Mumbai, model Kelly Dorji, will just not say what yet.last_img read more

Pelicans begin interviews for general manager post

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Griffin, 45, was the Cavaliers GM from 2014 to 2017, during which LeBron James returned from Miami to Cleveland and the Cavs won an NBA title. But his contract was not renewed after the 2016-17 season and James joined the Los Angele Lakers in free agency a year later.Harris, 56, spent nearly two decades with Milwaukee’s front office, starting in scouting and working his way up to general manager from 2003 to 2007. He has been with the Warriors since 2008.Langdon is a former Duke and NBA player who also played professionally in Europe. The 42-year-old has served as Nets assistant GM since 2016 and has helped rebuild Brooklyn into a squad that entered Thursday’s games on the cusp of qualifying for the Eastern Conference playoffs.Rosas, a native of Colombia, has more than a decade of NBA front office experience, primarily with the Houston Rockets and also has worked with USA Basketball as an international player scout.Sheppard stepped into his current interim post this week after the Wizards’ fired Ernie Grunfeld, and it is unclear how the 50-year-old’s potential for advancement with his current team could affect his interest in joining the Pelicans.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry, left, and coach Alvin Gentry watch players warm up for the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in New Orleans. A person familiar with the process says the Pelicans have begun interviewing candidates to become the club’s new general manager. The person says the list of candidates includes Ferry, as well as former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, Golden State assistant GM Larry Harris, Brooklyn Nets assistant GM Trajan Langon, Houston Rockets assistant GM Gersson Rosas and interim Washington president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File)NEW ORLEANS— The New Orleans Pelicans began interviewing candidates to become the club’s new general manager on Thursday, a person familiar with the process said.The list of candidates includes current Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry, as well as former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, Golden State assistant GM Larry Harris, Brooklyn Nets assistant GM Trajan Langon, Houston Rockets assistant GM Gersson Rosas and interim Washington president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard, the person told The Associated Press.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the club has not announced any candidates to fill the job that opened when ninth-year GM Dell Demps was fired amid the fallout from All-Star Anthony Davis’ trade request.New Orleans’ next GM is expected to oversee a Davis trade — which could take place as early as this offseason — that has the potential to set the course of the franchise for years to come. That person also could decide the fate of coach Alvin Gentry.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Pelicans’ record is 32-47, and they will miss the playoffs for the third time in four years.Ferry, who was serving as a Pelicans front office consultant the past three seasons, was tapped to fill in for Demps for at least the rest of this season. The 52-year-old has been a general manager twice before with Cleveland and Atlanta. He also worked in San Antonio’s front office. He built a playoff team in Atlanta, but was bought out in 2015 amid controversy when a recording of him speaking derisively about a player’s African ancestry was made public. Ferry, a former Duke and NBA player, has maintained he was reading from someone else’s scouting report when the recording was made. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bucks clinch top seed in the East with win over 76erslast_img read more

I am happy with the two points it was an importa

first_img“I am happy with the two points, it was an important win for us,” he said. “I think we dominated for large periods; Hull are a good side and somehow stayed in the game. I thought we created some good chances in that first half and fell just short a few times.“Then, we were in control for a fair bit of the second half and they hung on in there again, to their credit, so I am really happy with everybody tonight.“It is important to win those games. We cannot afford to miss those opportunities in games but it is great that we are creating them. There is some confidence we can take from that as we know if we finish those off we can put ourselves in good positions at the end of games“In the end, it is the win that counts and we got that.”He continued: “Percy’s (Mark Percival) finish was unbelievable. He is a classy player and we missed him last week. It is great to have him back. He produces some of those freakish things and it is great he could do it again tonight for us.“I thought the game got ruined by the conditions a little bit, but you have to be able to handle that and I thought both teams did as well as they could. Defence forced a number of errors too so for Percy to do that in those conditions made it extra special.“I was happy with Danny. I like the way he has played in the Reserves and he ran well at Champ level last weekend. He has all the gifts you want in a half. He did a good job tonight alongside Theo Fages.“We needed Theo to play a little more for us, take on more responsibility and he did. His little bit of class helped us.“But you have to give credit to Hull. They jagged a try and then kicked a 40:20 – but we were good enough to hold them out and get the win.“It was an important game for us and we put in a good performance. We competed until the end and got the win we needed.”last_img read more