Adonis Stevenson regains consciousness from medically induced coma

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college SMC toasts big year No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “He is healing from his injury in the private company of his family and his dedicated medical team,” God said. “Adonis is a world champion in the ring and is exhibiting that same grit, strength and determination in his recovery.” ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Stevenson’s condition deteriorated after he was helped into the dressing room following the fight against Oleksandr Gvozdyk at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. Stevenson was transported to hospital by ambulance and was admitted with a traumatic brain injury that required rapid neurosurgery.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 ChrissIntensive care specialist Dr. Alexis Turgeon told reporters this month that the majority of patients suffer lasting effects from such injuries. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ FILE – Ring doctor Marc Gagne, left, checks on Adonis Stevenson, of Canada, after he was knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk, of Ukraine, in their light heavyweight WBC championship boxing fight, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Quebec City. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)QUEBEC CITY — Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has regained consciousness after being in a medically induced coma for three weeks following a knockout loss Dec. 1.Stevenson’s girlfriend, Simone God, issued a statement Saturday saying the light heavyweight boxer was awake.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

“We trusted him” – dead teen’s mom says about suspect

first_imgBy Kristen Macklingham“We never had that thought that he [the suspect] would do something like this, we trusted him.” Those were the sentiments shared by the mother of 14-year-old Christopher Basdeo, who was murdered and buried in a shallow grave by a relative. Standing in her Parfaite Harmonie Housing Scheme yard as they prepared for the wake, Debbie Basdeo said that her youngest child left home at about 16:30h on October 17 to visit a friend. Not realising that it was the last time she would see her child alive, she said she casually said goodbye when he said, “mommy I coming back” as he left the home. The next time Debbie saw her son was on Friday when his lifeless body was dug out of a shallow grave at a construction site on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD) on Friday. She said that her son left to go visit a friend, who lives abroad and is vacationing in Guyana. She said that he later left to visit his sister and left her house with a relative but was never seen alive again. “Friday we were coming over the [Demerara] Harbour Bridge and the Region Three Police Commander called to say that they found a body and when we went by the back at the Koker area.The grieving mother of teenager Christopher Basdeo, holding a photo of her dead sonIt is a foundation of a house sand filled, they dug up the spot and there was my son buried there. He [the relative] confessed to the police that he lash my son to his head with a wood and he left him there to bleed and he went back to his home. When he got to his home he take a sheet from his sister and he went back around 8 o’clock and he wrapped him in the sheet and buried him down in the sand,” the woman said as she steadied herself. The grieving woman told Guyana Times on Saturday that she firmly believes that her son might have still been alive after he was struck and had the suspect sought help, he could have been alive today. Fighting back tears as she spoke, Debbie said that the location where her son’s body was found was in close proximity to a farm that he would frequent. She said that after the teen disappeared, they searched the same area with no idea that his lifeless body was hidden in close vicinity. “He normally goes to the pine farm and he picks pine right there and we went there the day before his body was found. We walked through and were searching all over we were searching for my son not knowing my son buried right there. We walked right through that place to go and I didn’t know my son was right by the second post. It is real hurtful to know, he should not have killed my child…my 14-year-old didn’t do anything to deserve this,” the grieving woman related. According to her, it was the suspect’s brother who had contacted her and her husband to notify them that he was behaving in a suspicious manner. It was after receiving this information that the teen’s family reported to the police, who immediately went in search of the rice farmer and took him into custody for questioning. “His [the suspect’s brother] called to say he looked suspicious and that he has poison. The police asked him what he was doing with it and he said if the police questioned him then he would drink it.” The family was also told that the man was seen with mud on his skin on the night of her son’s disappearance. It was on Friday, after intense grilling by investigators, that the rice farmer admitted that he and Basdeo were consuming alcohol in their village when an argument over money ensued. He told the police that he and the teen ended up in a physical altercation. He admitted that he picked up a piece of wood and used it to deal a blow to Basdeo’s head. In his confession statement, the rice farmer stated that the impact from the hit resulted in the teenager falling to the ground. He said he left him on the ground and returned to his home. However, the man said that later on that night, he returned to the location, picked up Basdeo’s body, and dug a 7ft 2” shallow grave where he buried the body. In the company of several policemen, the rice farmer returned to the crime scene and, after digging the spot which the man claimed he had buried the boy, the decomposed body of Basdeo was found. His skull also appeared to have been fractured. Basdeo’s family was subsequently contacted and the body was positively identified by his father,last_img read more

Exciting times for Elk Speedskating Club

first_imgIt’s an important competition for the competing skaters, as the top five in each category will gain eligibility to compete at the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships, being hosted right here in the Energetic City Feb. 11 and 12.Fort St. John will also have the privilege of hosting the Canadian Open Masters Championships, which will be the first national competition to be held at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.That event will be taking place Feb. 4 and 5.  – Advertisement –last_img

LAPD response at immigration protest under investigation

first_imgAuthorities are investigating the Los Angeles Police Department response to unrest at the end of an immigration rights march Tuesday evening. A day of mostly calm rallies in L.A. and nationwide ended with a clash at MacArthur Park in which officers fired rubber bullets and used batons against demonstrators, including members of the media. Police promised to review the use of force. Several people, including about a dozen officers, were hurt during skirmishes at the park. About 10 people were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries including cuts, authorities said. None of the injuries was believed to be serious. At least one person was arrested, Officer Mike Lopez said late Tuesday. “Any time that our law enforcement officials employ force, the public has an absolute and unqualified right to expect and demand an aggressive review of the facts. This review is already under way,” Villaraigosa said in a statement. The incident started after 6 p.m. when police tried to disperse demonstrators who had moved off the sidewalk onto the street. Authorities said several people of the few thousand still at the rally threw rocks and bottles at officers, who fired rubber bullets and used batons to push the crowd back onto the sidewalk. “(Police) started moving in and forcing them out of the park, people with children, strollers,” said Angela Sambrano, director of the Central American Resource Center. Maria Elena Durazo, the executive secretary-treasurer at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, said the trouble was instigated by “a group of anarchists, not associated with the rally.” She also criticized the police response, saying the rubber bullets were fired on a peaceful crowd with little warning. Bratton said “certain elements of the crowd” started the disturbance, but the “vast, vast majority of the people who were here were behaving appropriately.” Late Tuesday he promised an investigation to “determine if the use of force was appropriate.” In an interview early this morning with KNX radio, Bratton said “some of what I’ve seen as chief of the department does not look appropriate.” The department said it would review the incident at a news conference later today. The Los Angeles Police Protective League issued a statement saying the incident began when officers tried to disperse demonstrators who has moved off the sidewalk and onto the street. “Several people at the rally threw rocks and bottles at officers,” league President Bob Baker said in the statement. “Our officers gave a legal dispersal order and were met with violence. In the coming days it will become clear what transpired. Until then, there should be no rush to judgement.” The Radio and Television News Association of Southern California called for an investigation into “violent treatment of journalists.” “There is evidence that officers knocked reporters to the ground, used batons on photographers and damaged cameras, possibly motivated by anger over journalists photographing efforts by officers to control the movements of marchers,” an RTNA statement said. Spanish-language TV station Telemundo said one of its reporters and three camera operators had been injured and taken to the hospital by police. Fox 11 aired video of a station camerawoman apparently being struck by a baton-wielding police officer in riot gear. A reporter for KPCC public radio said on the air this morning that she was hit twice by police, even though she was wearing a press pass and told the officer repeatedly that she was with the media. She was treated at a local hospital.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As images of the marchers and journalists being pushed and prodded by Los Angeles police officers flashed across television and computer screens today, the City Council called for an investigation and account of what happened. Concerned the incident could trigger more violent confrontations with police, the council passed an emergency motion asking the Police Commission and Chief William Bratton to come to City Council chambers and publicly share the results of the investigation. “The urgency is that we need to step up and show that we are taking this seriously and we are going to look at this thoroughly,” said Councilman Jose Huizar, who co-sponsored the motion with Councilmen Ed Reyes and Jack Weiss. “If we don’t, there’s a possibility that other incidents, such as the one we saw last night on TV clips, may occur again. I don’t want that on my conscience. I don’t want anybody else to get hurt.” From San Salvador, where he’s traveling for city business, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he is also deeply concerned with the images he has seen from the incident and has asked Police Commission President John Mack and Chief William Bratton to oversee and ensure a thorough investigation. last_img read more

Hudson’s Hope RCMP investigate suspicious fires

first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – The Hudson’s Hope RCMP were notified, on the evening of April 11, of several active fires along Canyon Drive between the look-off and the local refuse dump property.According to RCMP, 12 grass fires were eventually located by the Hudson‘s HopeFire department responders. Responders worked vigorously to gain control and extinguished the fires before any structural damage was sustained.As a result of the fire, it is said that a few hydro poles were scorched by the fires, with one sustaining substantial damage and was replaced.- Advertisement -No injuries resulted from the fires, and the investigation is ongoing.If you have any information on this incident, you are asked to contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP at 250-783-5241 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img read more

Newborn found dead in closet

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division is investigating the case, along with the Department of Children and Family Services and the coroner’s office, said Officer Mike Lopez of LAPD media relations. No arrests were immediately made and an autopsy was expected to be performed early this week. ———————————— For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. An autopsy was pending today on a newborn found dead in a closet at a family’s home in South Los Angeles, police said. The newborn’s mother showed up at Huntington Park Hospital yesterday morning, bleeding heavily, CBS2 reported. The girl initially denied having given birth, but eventually admitted to leaving the newborn in a closet at home, according to the TV station. The child was found in the closet, unconscious and not breathing, the TV station reported. last_img read more

Fidelity getting makeover

first_img Fidelity, which manages $1.2 trillion in assets, started out in 1946 with just $13 million. The company helped pioneer mutual funds and such investment products as tax-exempt money-market funds before its consistently market-beating Magellan Fund fueled explosive growth in the 1980s and 1990s. Fidelity weathered the 2001 recession better than most of its rivals, and it emerged unblemished from the industry’s trading abuses scandal in 2003-04. It has recently enjoyed strong performances from its bond and international funds and impressive returns from its largest fund, Fidelity Contrafund. While Magellan, Fidelity’s second-biggest fund, posted a better return than all but 39 percent of its investment class peers last year, 71 percent of its rivals did better than Magellan over the past three years, according to Morningstar data. Magellan’s assets, which peaked at $102 billion in 2000, have dwindled to $51 billion, largely due to investors’ disappointment in its performance. Other Fidelity domestic equity funds weighted toward large-company stocks had disappointing returns over the past year. Fidelity’s fourth-biggest fund, Growth & Income, outperformed just 15 percent of its peers over the last 12 months and 8 percent over three years. Meanwhile, Fidelity faces growing competition amid rising popularity of low-cost index and exchange-traded funds that are not actively managed. The Vanguard Group, known for its index funds, leaped ahead of Fidelity in early 2004 as the No. 1 manager of stock and bond funds – a ranking that does not include bank account-style money-market funds, in which Fidelity leads. Capital Research’s American Funds took over the No. 2 stock-bond slot from Fidelity in June. Just $4 billion in new investor money had flowed into Fidelity’s stock and bond funds through from January through November, compared with $72 billion for American Funds and nearly $42 billion for Vanguard, according to the consulting firm Financial Research Corp. This measurement also excludes flows into money-market funds. “Their largest and most prominent funds have not been attractive to investors, so the assets have not flowed their way,” said John Bonnanzio, group editor of Fidelity Insight, an independent Wellesley-based newsletter that tracks Fidelity. Ian Lamont, a Waltham, Mass., resident and Fidelity investor since the late 1980s, said his portfolio has enjoyed strong returns recently because it’s weighted toward Fidelity’s international stock funds that have done well. “But people who have invested in Magellan have probably been very disappointed over the past five years or so,” said Lamont, whose Fidelity investments include Roth IRAs and college-savings plans for two children. While Lamont says Fidelity has a user-friendly Web site and solid customer service, he faults the company for marketing materials that he says emphasize top-performing funds while downplaying those faring poorly. “They never point out the losers,” he said. Fidelity’s chief operating officer blames lagging results in part on heavy reliance on large-company stocks that generally fell short of smaller companies’ returns in 2005 – a trend Reynolds considers cyclical. The disappointing returns come as Fidelity and its rivals jockey for the money-management opportunities from baby boomers set to retire and roll over 401(k) savings into new investments. Fidelity is trying to woo that market with commercials featuring singer Paul McCartney. Meanwhile, federal regulators and a grand jury are investigating possible influence peddling that could result in civil penalties and criminal charges. At issue is whether some of Fidelity’s traders sent company business to brokerage firms offering gifts and gratuities rather than to firms offering the best deals on trades. More than a dozen Fidelity employees have been disciplined in connection with the investigation, and at least five traders have left the firm. As Fidelity tries to improve its overall performance, key managers have been shuffled. In May, Abigail Johnson, the daughter of company chairman and Chief Executive Officer Edward C. Johnson III, moved from a position overseeing Fidelity’s mutual-fund business to a lower-profile unit managing retirement benefits. Many observers had considered Abigail Johnson likely to succeed her father, who is 75 but has not indicated publicly when he will retire. Morningstar’s Traulsen and other outsiders say Abigail Johnson’s move may signal she isn’t in line to take over. “I think that has been thrown into doubt by her failure to innovate in asset management,” Traulsen said. She is the largest shareholder of the privately held company. Her family collectively owns a 49 percent stake, with Fidelity employees holding the rest. Reynolds, whom Traulsen considers another possible future CEO, said Fidelity has a succession plan, but “it’s not spelled out in detail.” He declined to elaborate. In October, Robert Stansky was replaced as the Magellan Fund’s manager by Harry Lange, who is adopting a more aggressive investing style emphasizing growth stocks. Stephen Jonas replaced Abigail Johnson as money-management head, and he plans to double Fidelity’s domestic-equity analyst staff from 90 to 180 by next summer. Jonas is departing from Fidelity’s traditional practice of hiring mostly recent college graduates who start their careers managing small pools of money before moving to bigger and more diverse funds. He is bringing in more outsiders who are longtime specialists in covering single industries, and he is reorganizing research staff by creating teams to share findings with individual fund managers who make investment decisions. “It’s an enormous change from what they’ve done in the past,” Traulsen said. “I think it’s been late in coming, but I think it’s going to benefit them.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOSTON – Fidelity Investments is turning 60 this year, but the more important milestone may be the changes the nation’s largest mutual fund company is making to restore investor confidence in some of its big-name funds after lagging returns and a stormy 2005. Mediocre performances by Fidelity’s once-stellar Magellan Fund and some other funds have enabled rivals to surpass the company in attracting new investors. Fidelity also found itself the subject of an influence-peddling investigation involving its traders. Responding to these challenges, Fidelity is revamping core operations, shuffling key money managers and hiring more investment analysts. Fidelity is heading in the right direction, its executives say, citing third-quarter earnings that rose 26 percent from the previous year’s comparable quarter and broke a company record. They also point to growth in businesses outside the core mutual-fund operations, including individual retirement planning and employee benefit management services that Fidelity provides to large corporate customers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “It’s been a very, very good year,” Chief Operating Officer Robert Reynolds told The Associated Press in a recent interview at Fidelity’s Boston headquarters. Outsiders say the company is still dealing with the aftermath of problems at Magellan and some other high-profile funds, although they agree that Fidelity is succeeding in becoming a diversified financial services company and enjoying strong returns from certain mutual funds. “You can’t use that to mask the real potential weakness in what used to be – or arguably still is – their core business,” said Jim Lowell, a former Fidelity employee who runs an independent advisory newsletter called Fidelity Investor. “There’s no question they’ve been moving against the tide with Magellan’s woeful performance. And investors tend to think that as the flagship fund goes, so goes the rest of the fleet.” Observers credit Fidelity for recent moves to replace managers of poorly performing funds and to bring in more experienced analysts from outside the company. “I think they’re on the right track with the changes they’re making, but only time will tell if the execution will work out,” said Christopher Traulsen, lead Fidelity analyst at Morningstar Inc. last_img read more


first_imgCouncillor Mac Giolla Easbuig at Tory Island lighthouse recently.A Donegal County Councillor has asked the council to investigate the potential behind the tourism value of the lighthouse on Tory Island.Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig raised the issue at the last meeting of the council’s island committee.The Independent councillor said he believes there is huge potential for the lighthouse. One theory is to allow the island’s artistic community to display their art in a gallery and work area within the lighthouse.He said “At the last Island’s meeting of Donegal County Council in Dungloe I raised the issue of the light house on Tory Island and the potential it could have for the islanders, tourism on the island and for west Donegal as a whole.“I asked that Donegal County Council would write to Irish Lights and also make contact with the Tory island community about setting up a meeting to look at how we could progress a possible project with the light house.“I was on the island when this was raised with me by some of the island committee members. They believe that there is huge potential for the Islanders and for tourism if all the interested bodies came together and looked at what could be done in relation to developing this 4 acre site that was built in 1834.” COUNCILLOR WANTS TORY ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE TURNED INTO CENTRE FOR ARTISTS was last modified: May 21st, 2016 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:Councillor MacGiolla EasbuigdonegalLighthouseTory Islandlast_img read more


first_imgNAOMH Conaill has won the right to have its appeal heard by the Ulster Council over the result of their semi-final clash with Glenswilly.Croke Park ruled last night that the Ulster Council – which had refused to hear the appeal on a technicality – should hear the case.The Glenties-based club however says it does not want to interfere with the Ulster Championship and have backed St Eunan’s to go ahead with its clash with Roslea at O’Donnell Park tomorrow. N Conaill were angry when a Glenswilly who should have been given a red card was in fact given a black card.The Donegal board turned down the appeal. NAOMH CONAILL WIN ULSTER HEARING – ST EUNAN’S ULSTER CLASH GOES AHEAD was last modified: November 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more


first_imgThere was a time when getting caught at the cinema in the countdown to the Leaving Cert would have guaranteed detention at least.Century Cinemas in Letterkenny.But now Donegal students have the perfect excuse to see one of Hollywood’s latest blockbusters during school hours.The Irish Film Institute is staging a special screening of “The Imitation Game” for Transition Year and Leaving Certificate mathematics students at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, 9th March in Century Cinemas, Letterkenny. This screening is part of the IFI’s spring programme for schools.The film will be preceded by a brief introduction from Deirdre Quinlan of the IFI, about their educational outreach.Local mathematics teacher Brendan O’Donoghue will also explain the important role mathematicians played in the Second World War and the modern importance of cryptanalysis these days given the importance of cybersecurity.With less than a week to go to screening, the event is almost fully-booked.  DONEGAL STUDENTS OFF TO CINEMA TO STUDY – AND THAT’S NOT CODE! was last modified: March 2nd, 2015 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:Century CinemasCODEdonegalstudentsTHE IMITATION GAMElast_img read more