Canelo Alvarez stops Rocky Fielding in 3rd round for 3rd division title

first_imgPistons end Boston’s 8-game run, beat Celtics ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 “He is strong and all that. It was the body shots, the wind he took away. He placed the shots well and he caught me. I stood too long to try to mix it with him when I shouldn’t have.“The better man won tonight.”The fight ended with 22 seconds remaining in the third after two knockdowns in the round.Fielding came to fight, but was outmanned from the outset. He couldn’t block the bevy of body punches launched by Alvarez, who floored Fielding with a left in the first round.Alvarez did it again with a right to the head and a left to the body late in the second round, and that brought down Fielding’s hands enough to expose the head.So Alvarez used a huge right lead to knock down Fielding in the third round, and soon after finished it with a series of blows.It really was no contest.“What I always want to do is to make the best fight whether they’re for world titles or not,” Alvarez said, then turned his attention to the Garden scene.“I’m happy and I’m grateful to be here. I hope this is the first of many.”The fight card was streamed on DAZN, a service that paid Alvarez $365 million for 11 fights. This was quite a selling point for the red-headed Mexican. Coming off his close decision against Gennady Golovkin three months ago to take the WBA and WBC middleweight titles, Alvarez could hear chants of “Canelo! Canelo!” long before he entered the Madison Square Garden ring for the first time. Throughout a lengthy undercard, it was clear who the sellout crowd of 20,112 came to see and cheer.He delivered with power and precision, landing 73 punches, 35 to the body.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That was the plan in the gym, to hit the body and then move up, and that’s the result,” Alvarez said through an interpreter. “You see the result here.”Only eight other Mexican fighters have held three division titles. And Alvarez, 28, says he is headed back to the 160-pound class he rules, with possibly a third go with Golovkin in 2019. The next fight, opponent unknown, is set for Las Vegas in early May. “Canelo will fight whoever is the best, no doubt about it,” said his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya.If this was a one-off at 168 pounds, it was quite a show in his debut at Madison Square Garden.“My goal is to make good fights for the people, for the public, and to make sure the name of Canelo Álvarez and of Mexico is held up high,” Alvarez said.Fielding, 31, won the WBA crown in July when he knocked out Tyron Zeuge in Germany in the fifth round. But the Englishman had never faced anyone close to Canelo’s class, and it showed.“I never shied away from the challenge,” Fielding said. “I lived the dream, I’ll come back.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez celebrates after a WBA super middleweight championship boxing match against England’s Rocky Fielding Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in New York. Alvarez stopped Fielding in the third round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Canelo Alvarez threw a Garden party Saturday night. A short and powerful fiesta.Alvarez landed dozens of body punches, knocking down Rocky Fielding four times and stopping him in the third round to earn his third weight class title, taking the WBA super middleweight belt.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew On the undercard, Tevin Farmer started fast, then coasted to a unanimous decision over Francisco Fonseca to hold onto his IBF super featherweight belt.Farmer lost to Kenichi Ogawa for the IBF title last year, but Ogawa then failed a drug test and the bout was declared a no contest. He outpointed Billy Dib in August for the belt, then defended by stopping James Tennyson in October.He won 117-111 on all three judges’ cards.“Nowadays, I really have a lot of anger built up, good anger though,” he said, “and I just want to hurt everybody when I’m in the ring. I don’t have no sympathy.”Farmer is 28-4-1, while Fonseca is 22-2-1. Costa Rican Fonseca’s other loss came in his only previous title fight, to Gervonta Davis for the same crown in 2017.Katie Taylor of Ireland won a lopsided 10-round decision over Finland’s Eva Wahlstrom to keep her IBF and WBA lightweight championships. She is now 12-0, while Wahlstrom lost for the first time in 24 fights.Super featherweight Lamont Roach Jr. easily outpointed Alberto Mercado, running his record to 18-0-1. Roach controlled the fight from the outset and took it easy late, which nearly cost him when Mercado (15-2-1) nailed him with several hard shots in the final round.Rising lightweight Ryan Garcia had no trouble running his record to 17-0 with 15 knockouts by stopping Braulio Rodriguez in the fifth round. Rodriguez’s repertoire included more clowning and low blows than fighting, and Garcia ended it with a sharp right, followed by a series of head shots. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Boldly disobeying rule of law, Constitution which are heart of any democratic country

first_imgDear Editor,One of the happiest days of my life (before my daughter was born) was when Forbes Burnham died. To me, that man was the worst and most evil person who had ever lived. He took it upon himself to take our freedom and to decide what the citizens of this beloved country should own to some extent or even worse of all what we should eat. Nobody does that to me, nobody. I hated everything about him, except when I got the message that he had died. I can’t (and really don’t care) to even remember the year or date that he died, I was a lad then and I was just glad that he had died. However, every era has its share of experiences and if a person is smart and fair-minded, you can put things in better perspective as you get older and be able to compare and learn from events of the past. Even realise that you made some mistakes in judgement of people or places that you were affected by. That being said, in retrospect, I probably owe Mr Burnham an apology, he had some steadfast core values and not everything was bad about him. I’ll explain in a bit.Fast forward to present day, in fact, let’s back up a bit to December 2018. As we all know, a No-Confidence Motion was carried against the Government by the Opposition, mainly because of severe neglect of the citizens, the ill and tyrannical use of power and unbelievable blatant corruption by them in such a short time. It became too much to bear by anyone of sound mind and integrity. Something had to be done to stop them before it was too late for the country to recover. Thankfully, the No-Confidence Motion was validly passed in the National Assembly on the 21st December, 2018 and the Government was toppled.Here is where an incredible chapter in history begins… President “Credible Elections” Granger boldly announced soon thereafter, that he and his Government would respect the result of the No-Confidence Motion. As per normal, in any democratic society, the Cabinet has to resign, Parliament dissolved and elections held within 90 days. The Government then adopts a caretaker mode until another (or incumbent) President is sworn in. Nothing difficult to understand there…well for the average person I should say. No-Confidence Motions are nothing new, unusual or shameful, it has happened many times in the past and will happen many times more in the future. So, as the law prescribed, elections were to be held in Guyana on the 31 March, 2019.Yesterday was the 18th September, 2019, over eight months after the motion was passed and nothing near to honouring the Constitution or the simple rule of law is even attempted or in the making by this Government! Forget the corruption, forget the stealing of tax payers’ money, and forget the excessive waste of Government funds, blatant abuse of power and total neglect of the citizens – which was the very instrument that triggered the No-Confidence Motion in the first place! Forget all of that for a bit, let us just deal with the solid facts here.Soon after publicly announcing that the Government would respect and abide by the decision in the National Assembly they took action to appeal! The honourable Speaker of the House upheld his decision. They then moved to the High Court. That court upheld the decision. They then moved further to the Court of Appeal (someone there probably got nicely paid off) and that ruling was in favour of the Government. Here now, the Opposition was forced to counter with several lawsuits in order to protect the Constitution of Guyana and approached the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for a final decision. There the case was held expeditiously I should say and the CCJ upheld the rules of the Guyana Constitution and they handed down the judgement. The clock started ticking again on the 18th June, 2019. Plus the (CCJ) ruled in favour of the Opposition that the Chairman of GECOM was illegally appointed by “Credible Elections” Granger! Due to shame the illegal Chairman almost immediately resigned. After immense pressure by the Opposition, we finally got another Chairperson of GECOM, whom Mr Granger is taking credit now for “working expeditiously” with the Opposition in appointing! This Government is low and it is always possible them go lower and be worse than the outer limits of worst.Here is where I will make reference again to Mr Burnham. He was a tyrant and a communist, he (along with his right hand Granger) rigged elections in the past. However, Mr Burnham was honourable and wise enough to always remain within the laws and the Constitution of Guyana. Mr Burnham was never ruling in any illegal capacity for even one minute. He had integrity and obeyed the law.Thanks to this (now absolutely illegal) Government, we definitely have our place marked by this dirty bunch. It is really unfortunate for us that throughout history only infamous people and events are synonymous with Guyana. Nobody knew Guyana years ago unless you mentioned Jim Jones. Now on this 18 day of September, 2019, we will be famously remembered once again as the first country to boldly disobey the rule of law and the Constitution which heart of any democratic country.Sincerely,Shane Lindielast_img read more

Police allegedly invade Waiakabra gold miner’s home

first_imgResidents of Waiakabra, on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, are furious because ranks attached to the Timehri Police Station allegedly invaded the home of a miner, claiming that they were searching for stolen items.The actions of the Police have left residents to believe that they were planning to rob the man, who returned from the interior only on Friday.Two of the ranks were dressed in uniform, while a female was dressed in casual attire. They all claimed to be ranks of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).Based on reports received, at about 2:15h on Saturday, residents of the village were engaged in a night of worship at the church when they saw a motorcar bearing registration number PVV 2207 passing and headed towards the man’s home.A resident, Devika (only name given), stated that as the car passed, one of the occupants told the others, “People in the church”, but the vehicle continued driving towards the house.The woman explained that the villagers became suspicious after they heard a loud sound, and upon checking, they saw one of the ranks kicking opened the door to the miner’s house.She said the owner of the home came out and enquired the purpose of the visit. By this time the congregation had left the church and headed over to the man’s house, since they feared that the villager was about to be robbed by bandits posing as Police ranks.The woman said the ranks all appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, and more so, one of the men was reportedly smoking.“They were shocked because the area is usually very desolate and has very little electricity, and no one would be up at that hour; but because we had an all-night prayer service, we were there, and it was obvious they weren’t expecting that,” she added.A sister of the home owner, Oslyn Wilson, related that the Police told her brother that they were there to search the premises for stolen articles in relation to a robbery involving his son.However, the young man who is being accused works as an operator at a gold mining company in the interior, and was at his place of employment at the time; hence he could not have been involved in a robbery, as was reported by the Police.The Police, she said, were quite adamant that they wanted to search the bottom flat of the premises.“We asked for them to produce a search warrant, which they did not have; but because my brother was fearful, he allowed them in,” she said.The woman added that as her brother opened the door, the Police entered the home as did the other occupants of the car. Upon seeing this, the church members followed.“They went in and opened the wardrobe and cupboards, and immediately walked out back. It was as if they were not even searching for anything”, Wilson stated.Upon questioning the ranks about the stolen items they were searching for, they could not provide a response.It is based on their actions that the residents are of the opinion that had the church not been in session, the occupants of the car would have executed a robbery.When Guyana Times contacted the Timehri Police Station, a corporal related that he was not aware of an operation, and advised that the residents make a report to the station.“A” Division Commander Marlon Chapman, when contacted, also said he advised the resident to visit his office and lodge a complaint, after which an investigation will be launched into the incident.last_img read more

Chelsea hero: ‘Cech has clearly been planted at Arsenal by Blues!’

first_imgPetr Cech is a brilliant goalkeeper, which is why Arsenal fans were so excited at his signing from Chelsea… and why there was so much fuss when he conceded in the first half against West Ham.In the season opener at the Emirates Stadium, the Czech shot stopper came flying out of his goal, only to see Cheikhou Kouyate head past him to give the visitors a shock lead.Cue social media meltdown, including a tongue-in-cheek tweet by Chelsea’s 1997 FA Cup winner Craig Burley…//storify.com/talksport/shout-out-to-cech-for-keeping-the-banter-era-alive.js?border=false[View the story “‘Shout out to Cech for keeping the banter era alive!’” on Storify] Petr Cech’s mistake for Arsenal v West Ham 1last_img

Red Hughs notes: Gerard Melaugh is player of the year as team of ’91 honoured

first_imgDinner Dance PresentationsSenior player of the year: Gerard MelaughYoung player of the year: Odhran Doherty Reserve Player of the year: Shane McGuireMinor Player of the year: Jason WoodsMinor most improved player:Jason CallaghanClub Person of the year: Kevin Melaugh Hall of Fame: Bernard DevineSpecial Commemoration: 1991 Senior Team (pictured above) Lotto & 100+ Club Results 01/12/16Numbers Drawn 2,4,5,8,6,7,3,1The winning sequence was 2,4,5 Helen Bradley €50 Next weeks jackpot is €2175This weeks winner of the 100+ Club was number 19 Sean Brolly Raphoe €100Thanks to everyone for your continued support.Annual Red Hughs Bazaar The Red Hughs Bazaar will take place in the parish hall this Sunday the 11th of December at 4:30pm. Hope to see you all there as it’s promises to be a brilliant night.Red Hughs notes: Gerard Melaugh is player of the year as team of ’91 honoured was last modified: December 5th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:RED HUGHS.last_img read more

Fulham boss: ‘We have one opportunity to cross the magic line’

first_img1 Fulham have the chance to win promotion to the Premier League on Saturday Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has urged his side to ‘cross the magic line’ ahead of this weekend’s Championship play-off final.The Cottagers take on Aston Villa at Wembley for a chance to return to the Premier League after four seasons in the second tier.You can listen to the game live on talkSPORT, Saturday 5pm.Jokanovic’s men had a brilliant campaign, going on a 23-game unbeaten run, but missed out on automatic promotion on the final day.They overcame that disappointment to beat Derby in the semi-finals and Jokanovic wants the job finished.The Serbian said: “I arrived here two and a half years ago fighting against relegation, we must try and make great steps, we have a great opportunity to bring this club back.“We are now at the front of an important chance. We are going to follow our style and be confident we will cross the line.“There is a huge job ahead of myself. It is an opportunity for a side to be part of the best league in the world.“That is a big motivation for us. Behind us is one great season but we can’t think about past games.“We have one opportunity to cross the magic line. I am thinking about the 90 minutes, the 120 minutes if we need it. We are ready for everything.“We are playing a massive club, we know what we are going to face.“It’s a huge game, it can be a Premier League game, but not next season.“This is the final, an important game and everyone wants to do what they can do to make the step.”Fulham come up against a Villa side who are rich in experience, both on and off the field.No manager has won more promotions to the Premier League than Steve Bruce, while their team is littered with players who have been there and done it – not least centre-back John Terry.In contrast, the Cottagers are a young team, but one that Jokanovic has full faith in.“They have players who have experienced playing in this stadium,” he said.“We are the youngest team, one with more energy, we believe in our style, we believe we can dominate the situation, we believe we can score the goals.“We have assessed the strengths and weaknesses of the Villa side.”And the Serbian also has a plan for Terry, whom he played with at Chelsea.“We are going to try and put up against him some fast and strong players and I hope he makes a mistake,” he added.“All of us can make some mistakes and I expect he might make some mistake.”last_img read more

ANGER FROM LISTENERS AS STEVEN LYNCH QUITS HIGHLAND RADIO

first_imgA SECOND high profile personality at Highland Radio also quit the station just days before Charlie Collins, it has emerged.Steven Lynch left the station two weeks ago – but most fans of the popular DJ didn’t know until Collins left on Monday.Lynch has been fielding messages on his Facebook page. It has also emerged that Kevin Collins, a son of Charlie’s, left the station earlier this year after 14 years with the Letterkenny-based station.Fears are growing that more people may quit in coming weeks over differences with the station’s Galway-based owners.“Morale is very low,” admitted one insider at the station.“People were gutted when Steven left and Charlie leaving on Monday has made things a lot worse. Who knows what will happen next? There could be more resignations or redundancies. It’s not looking good.” Steven posted a special ‘thank you’ on his Facebook page to listeners who contacted him“It’s been a sad day but it was brightened by all the kindness you have shown,” he wrote.“To Packie Keeney for always being a great friend, nothing is too much trouble for Packie. Thanks also to the rest of the staff at Highland, a great gang to work with and I’ve cemented many friendships in the 9 years I’ve worked there, which I know will last a lifetime. Hopefully it will not be too long into the future before I find another job in radio & we’ll do it all over again.”Fans responded with messages of support, one writing: “Highland dead without you now.”Others vented their fury at the station, leaving various angry messages. ANGER FROM LISTENERS AS STEVEN LYNCH QUITS HIGHLAND RADIO was last modified: June 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ANGER FROM LISTENERS AS STEVEN LYNCH QUITS HIGHLAND RADIOlast_img read more

Phase of €15.4 million N56 roadwork scheme put out to tender

first_imgThe N56 – Turris Hill to Drumbeigh, Mountcharles improvement scheme in South West Donegal is now at tender stage, says Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle. The project is to cost an estimated €15.4 million when the two phases are complete.Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have confirmed to Pat the Cope that the N56 improvement works at Mountcharles covering from Turris Hill to Drumbeigh are now out for public tender. The phase from Turris Hill to Drumbeigh is currently out for tender and tenders are to be returned by the end of October. The proposed works will involve the design and construction of approximately 2.75km of new National Secondary Road to Type 1 Single Carriageway. This scheme commences at the tie-in with the Mountcharles Bypass and continues to Drumbeigh. Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the confirmation from TII and was advised that it is intended a contractor for the new road project will be appointed shortly after the October deadline. Road construction will commence immediately thereafter. Pat the Cope said, “the project will significantly improve the level of service for road users and enhance the accessibility of South West Donegal including the port of Killybegs and Gaeltacht areas. “Appraisal was done as part of the main scheme (N56 Mountcharles to Inver) and a great deal of preparatory works has been carried out over the past number of years for this project. “The construction timeframe outlined by the TII is estimated to take 18 months with the project to commence in the last quarter of 2017 and completion in early 2019. “It is therefore essential that both the TII and Government now give immediate focus to this project and ensure its timely delivery, without any further delays and that the Government ring fence the necessary funding for the project in order to deliver it in line with the outlined timeframe.Pat the Cope stated, “the N56 Mountcharles to Drumbeigh is an essential project for improving access to Southwest Donegal and the Port of Killybegs, but more improvement works need to be done to the N56 right throughout Donegal. “It must now be a priority for TII, the Government and Donegal County Council to put in place further plans for improving the remaining sections of the N56, so that a proper roadway of acceptable standards is constructed to the Southwest of Donegal and the port of Killybegs.“I wish to compliment those who have worked on this phase of the N56 project in TII and Donegal Co Council. It is essential though that we redouble our efforts and focus on the remaining sections of the N56 which need to be improved, it is necessary for the TII to prepare plans for these sections now in order to carry out other improvement works in the future. “Work on the N56 will never be complete until all of west Donegal through which the N56 services is fully upgraded; and in order to ensure complete delivery of the N56 we need to be setting in place the future plans to deliver those necessary improvements in the years ahead,” concluded Pat the Cope.Phase of €15.4 million N56 roadwork scheme put out to tender was last modified: September 18th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Deputy Pat the Cope GallagherN56last_img read more

Scholarship set up in honour of Ramelton Nobel Prize winner

first_imgThe Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced the establishment of a new scholarship for students with the Professor William C Campbell Bursary.The scholarship recognises the work of Nobel Prize winner Prof Campbell, from Ramelton.The competition for the award will be open to students who completed their Leaving Certificate at a Deis school and are beginning their undergraduate studies in the 2019/2020 academic year. Professor Campbell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2015 for his development of a cure for River Blindness while working with pharmaceutical company MSD.The disease is caused by a parasitic worm. Prof Campbell’s treatment has saved the sight of hundreds of millions of people in Africa, Latin America and Yemen.Minister McHugh spoke to Professor Campbell at his home in the US to confirm the plans.The Minister said: “I am delighted to announce the establishment of a bursary to recognise a giant in the world of science and preventative medicine and a proud Donegal man, Professor William C Campbell. “The aim of the award is to encourage the next generation of students to strive to replicate achievements like Prof Campbell which have transformed the lives of millions of people across the world.“Professor Campbell is an inspiration. His life and his work has left a huge legacy and that is something I believe we need to build on. We should have bigger ambitions than just one scholarship fund like this. I would like to see further scholarships created to honour the work, talent and legacy of all 11 Nobel laureates from our island.“I have had discussions with both the Royal Irish Academy and officials in the Department about ways to progress this ambition.”Welcoming the announcement Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “A priority for me as Minister of State for Higher Education is to provide target groups with more opportunities to reach their potential. Today’s announcement gives an important opportunity to students from Deis schools in furthering their scientific studies at third level.“This bursary recognises the work of a very important figure in the scientific field and I would encourage all eligible students to take advantage of this opportunity and apply for such an historic scholarship.” Under the Professor William C Campbell Bursary, students are eligible for consideration for a €5,000 annual bursary if they sat their Leaving Certificate in a Deis school.The first round of applicants must have participated in the 2019 Leaving Certificate programme and be exempt from their Leaving Certificate fee.Applications are necessary for the Professor William Campbell bursary and application forms are available at www.education.ie/en/Learners/Services/Scholarships/Scholarships-Bursaries or participating schools.The student must have studied at least two science subjects at Leaving Certificate and have applied to study an approved course leading to a primary degree in Zoology, Medicine, Physiology or Biomedical Sciences at undergraduate level in an approved Higher Education Institution.The bursary will be awarded to the applicant who has the highest number of marks on their exam papers in any combination of two science subjects counted for CAO purposes, one of which must be biology. The €5,000 in funding will be awarded to the successful applicant in each year of their studies at undergraduate level in either Zoology, Medicine, Physiology or Biomedical Sciences.Minister McHugh said: “Professor Campbell’s life’s work was ignited by an interest in worms as a child and the effect of fluke on cattle. I’m told he also had an inspiring teacher. I think we should be doing more, both in his home county and through schools, to honour Prof Campbell’s life and legacy and show budding scientists where their interests can take them.“Discussions are ongoing across Government and with education providers in Donegal and elsewhere to ensure we do that.”BackgrounderProfessor William C Campbell & MSD’s River Blindness ProgrammeFor centuries, river blindness plagued remote communities in Africa, Latin America and Yemen with no cure. In the 1970s, Professor William C. Campbell, a scientist born and raised in Ramelton, Donegal, working with MSD, and Japanese microbiologist Satoshi Omura cultured bacteria, which produce substances that inhibit the growth of other microorganisms.In 1978 Professor Campbell successfully purified a substance, which in a chemically modified form, proved effective against river blindness. In 1987, MSD committed to donating this treatment – as much as needed for as long as needed – with the goal to help eliminate river blindness.In 1998 MSD further expanded its commitment to include donating this treatment for use for another disease, lymphatic filariasis (LF) in African countries and Yemen where it co-exists with river blindness and in November 2017, the programme was expanded to reach up to an additional 100 million people per year through 2025 as part of the global effort to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF).Thirty years since first commencing the results of the MSD programme speak for themselves:• With more than 2 billion treatments having been donated to more than 146,000 communities in 29 countries in Africa, six countries in Latin America, and in Yemen.• River blindness transmission has been interrupted – meaning no new cases have been identified – in four of the six affected countries in Latin America and regions in five African countries.• The program reaches more than 250 million people annually and is the longest-running, disease-specific drug donation program of its kind.In 2015, Professor Campbell and Satoshi Omura were jointly awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery.Prof Campbell, born in 1930, was home schooled as a child before going to Campbell College in Belfast and graduating from Trinity College. He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now lives in the US.The treatment for River Blindness paralyses and kills microfilariae, relieving intense skin itching and halting the progression towards loss of sight. It also prevents adult worms from producing more microfilariae for a few months following treatment, so reduces transmission.Scholarship set up in honour of Ramelton Nobel Prize winner was last modified: May 19th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bursaryschoolsWilliam C Campbelllast_img read more

Half-time: FC Nordsjaelland 0 Chelsea 1

first_imgJuan Mata’s coolly taken finish gave Chelsea the advantage after a hard-fought and refreshingly open first half in Denmark.Fernando Torres did brilliantly to rob Enoch Aduon the edge of the box and find Frank Lampard, whose fine first-time pass was slid in to the net by the on-rushing Mata.The Spaniard’s goal was a relief to the European champions, who were pushed all the way by a side prepared to play out from the back, take risks and commit men forward.Chelsea’s task may have been easier had Victor Moses managed to put them ahead inside four minutes.But Jores Okore raced back and headed the ball away via the outside of the post.Lampard, recalled in central midfield at the expense of John Mikel Obi, shot narrowly over early on and Torres also went close with two one-on-one opportunities.And although the hosts played their part in an entertaining encounter, they created few decent chances against a Chelsea defence missing skipper John Terry.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more