Floyd Mayweather Jr. dominates Robert Guerrero to win title fight with lopsided decision.A 36th birthday, a year off — two months of which was spent in jail last summer on a domestic abuse conviction — would normally be the recipe for disaster for any fighter taking on a quality opponent. But Floyd Mayweather Jr., the pound-for-pound king, is not just any fighter. Instead, he looked the way he always looks: dominant.Mayweather easily retained the world welterweight championship with a masterful one-sided beatdown of interim titlist Robert Guerrero on Saturday night before a crowd of 15,880 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.Guerrero had called out for Mayweather to fight him for the past couple of years, and you know what they say: Be careful what you wish for.Mayweather appeared vulnerable in his previous fight, when he was tagged repeatedly in a unanimous decision win against Miguel Cotto last May, leading some to suggest that perhaps Mayweather’s years of dominance were coming to a close. But after he took apart a man who was six years younger, physically bigger and unafraid to try to rough him up, forget about it.It was all Mayweather. All three judges, Jerry Roth, Duane Ford and Julie Lederman, scored it 117-111 for Mayweather. ESPN.com had it 119-109 for Mayweather.The fight was the first for Mayweather under a 30-month deal he signed with Showtime/CBS — after dumping longtime TV home HBO — that could see him fight up to six times and earn $200 million-plus. His next date is Sept. 14, also at the MGM Grand, and if Mayweather continues to perform as he did against Guerrero, it could be a deal well worth the investment, because “Money” dazzled — and earned a minimum of $32 million, tying his own record for biggest purse in boxing history.Mayweather rarely got hit cleanly, a testament to his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., a defensive-minded trainer who returned to head his son’s corner for the first time since a junior lightweight title defense in 2001. They have been estranged on and off for years while Floyd Jr.’s uncle Roger Mayweather served as his trainer. But with Roger increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes and Floyd Jr. realizing he needed to go back to his defensive basics, the match worked.“I was really happy to be back with my father,” Mayweather said. “I knew after the Cotto fight, I was getting hit too much and my dad would help me get hit less. My defense was on point, and he told me just stick to your defense — the less you get hit, the better — and to box smart.”Read more: ESPN
Florida State’s handling of the sexual assault allegations of star quarterback Jameis Winston–and potential Title IX violations– are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.The investigation stems from a complaint filed with the Office for Civil Rights by the accuser in the Winston case, according to USA Today.“Our client is particularly gratified by the OCR’s decision to investigate and look for discrimination and find remedies to it,” the accuser’s lawyer, Baine Kerr, said, “because her primary goal, from the beginning, has been affecting change that will make women at Florida State safer on campus.”The accuser, a Florida State student, said she was raped by Winston in December 2012. Deadspin.com reported Thursday that school officials met with Winston in January 2013 to discuss the matter. But the school might have violated federal law by delaying its investigation and meeting with Winston, alone, despite legal advice to the contrary.No charges were filed by State Attorney Willie Meggs against Winston, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Winston’s accuser filed her complaint with the Office of Civil Rights in March, 16 months after she first reported the incident.The OCR tells schools that “conduct may constitute unlawful sexual harassment under Title IX even if the police do not have sufficient evidence of a criminal violation. In addition, a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual violence does not relieve the school of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably.”Failure to comply with federal Title IX laws, which cover sexual harassment and violence, can result in a school losing its federal funding.“We can confirm that we have been notified of the OCR investigation; however, due to federal and state privacy laws the university cannot comment,” Florida State spokesman Browning Brooks said in a statement.The OCR will investigate all sexual assault complaints at the university during the last three years.Winston, who won the Heisman in the week after learning he would not face charges, is currently playing for the Seminoles baseball team. He will be a sophomore for the coming football season.It is unclear if the accuser will pursue a civil case against Winston or the university. Her family accused the Tallahassee Police Department of delaying the investigation and discouraging her from going forward with the case because of the public attention it would receive. Tallahassee police have defended their handling of the case.A civil case can still be filed after the OCR investigation. Kerr confirmed a Deadspin.com report that football players Chris Casher and Ronald Darby were recently charged with violations of the school’s Code of Conduct.Both Casher and Darby told police they witnessed the sex between Winston and the accuser. Casher told police that he attempted to join, but was told to leave by the accuser. Punishments under the code include expulsion from the school. Darby is a starting cornerback on the team.
Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi insists he’s far from done at the club yet, despite reported interest from Real MadridThe Argentine striker has been linked with Real for the past few months, amid their struggles in front of goal.Since leaving Barcelona in 2011, Icardi has become one of Europe’s most prolific goalscorers with 117 goals in 200 Serie A matches.And Icardi has continued his fine form this season with 10 goals in 15 appearances for Inter across all competitions.Despite the talk of a move to Real though, Icardi’s sole concern lies with Inter’s 2018/19 campaign.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I don’t think this is the right time, given the results,” Icardi told Corriere dello Sport on leaving Inter.“I’ve always made my goals clear: first, to return to the Champions League with Inter, and we’ve done that.“Second, to win something with Inter. The [sporting] director [Piero Ausilio] has made a good team despite not being able to spend a lot.”Inter are third in the Serie A and in Group B of the Champions League – where they have just one game left to book a spot in the knockout stages.Icardi is contracted to Inter until June 2021.
WILMINGTON, MA — The WHS Lamplighters Drama Guild held their end-of-the-school-year banquet. As part of the celebration, next year’s plays were announced:Fall Play — Black Comedy — Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23One Act Play — Aces Over Eights: A New Western — Preview Night: Wednesday, February 26; METG Festival: Saturday, February 29Spring Musical — Mamma Mia — Friday, May 29 at 7pm; Saturday, May 30 at 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, May 31 at 2pmLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS Lamplighters Drama Guild Presents ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ On May 17-18In “Education”MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Next Year’s Wilmington High School Plays AnnouncedIn “Education”Next Year’s WHS Plays Announced; Watch Tribute Video To Barrows Auditorium + Mr. LIn “Education”
Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf. Reuters file photoMore than 90 per cent Rohingyas, who have taken shelter in Bangladesh, personally witnessed or directly experienced violence in Myanmar on or after 25 August, says a survey.The crackdown by Myanmar authorities since then led to a rapid mass migration of more than 647,000 Rohingya to enter Bangladesh, confirmed the “Rohingya Survey-2017” that documented the atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.However, 78 per cent of the Rohingya refugees surveyed said they would willingly return if the situation improves. About 16 per cent had no desire to return and only 6 per cent would return home unconditionally, the survey added.Xchange, an international organisation engaged in generating data to advocate better knowledge of human migration, conducted the survey based on interview with 1,360 ethnic Rohingyas between 15 September and 15 October in seven different refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.The survey said the large number of respondents willing to return to Myanmar could, in part, be explained by the fact that there are very few opportunities for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.The survey pointed out that generations of Rohingya refugees staying in the camps following previous expulsions from Myanmar continue to live in poverty.Almost 100 per cent (96% to be accurate) respondents stated that the Myanmar military were the perpetrators of these abuses. Fifty one per cent reported that local ethnic Rakhine ‘extremists’ were involved.However, the involvement of ethnic Rakhine civilians was usually in a supportive role to the military, said the survey. “These civilians attacked Rohingyas, burned buildings, and committed other violent crimes that had the effect of driving Rohingyas away from their homes,” the survey added.
Friday, March 24, 2017 GTAA posts 8% growth; strongest numbers in the past 10 years at Pearson Travelweek Group TORONTO — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority’s passenger activity and net income increased substantially at 8% and 29.7% respectively in 2016 compared to 2015. The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport.The GTAA credits increased aircraft capacity and new routes for the growth, along with the economic strength of the Greater Toronto Region, and the role of Toronto Pearson International Airport as Canada’s largest airport and North America’s second busiest airport in terms of international passengers.Toronto Pearson’s total passenger traffic for 2016 increased well ahead of worldwide trends, said GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng.In 2016 Toronto Pearson experienced the largest annual increase in passenger growth in terms of the total number of annual passengers, and also the percentage of passengers for both the domestic and international sectors in the last 10 years.A total of 44.3 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson International Airport during 2016, an increase of 3.3 million passengers over 2015. During 2016, passenger activity in the international sector increased by 2.2 million passengers reflecting 8.8% growth and the domestic sector increased by 1.1 million passengers reflecting 6.9% growth over 2015.More news: GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsThe GTAA recorded net income of $85.5 million during 2016 compared to $65.9 million in 2015.During 2016 the GTAA reported total revenues of $1.3 billion, representing an increase of $85.0 million over 2015.During 2016, the GTAA’s non-aeronautical revenues increased $26.0 million compared to 2015. The increase was due to the high passenger growth, the opening of 25 new retail stores, restaurant, and beverage establishments and increases in parking rates and enhanced marketing initiatives. Tags: Airports, Toronto, Toronto Pearson Airport Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>