Guyana Foreign Minister issues call for support to small states affected by…

first_img You may be interested in… She urged the Region’s governments to assist either through funding or by providing the necessary human resource to aid the affected states. Meantime, here in Guyana, the Foreign Affairs Minister stated that deliberate efforts are being made to move towards renewable energy. “We have been putting things in place to deal with that, to mitigate climate change,” she assured. To date, the Government of Guyana has been aggressively pursuing its Green State Development Strategy (GSDS). This is aimed at building greater economic resilience by diversifying production and reducing dependency on fossil fuels, while actively trying to generate sources of renewable energy from sources such as hydro, solar, wind and biomass. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 10, 2020 Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Karen Cummings, has issued a call for support to smaller states which have been affected by natural disasters and are finding difficulty in dealing with climate change related matters. Minister Cummings spoke with the Department of Public Information (DPI) following (the) Sixth Meeting of CARICOM and Cuban Foreign Ministers, hosted by the Guyana Government in Georgetown. “There are certain islands like Dominica for example, where matters (climate) are affecting them, and these are not man made really, so we need to support them,” Minister Cummings stated. Oct 7, 2020center_img Sep 29, 2020 ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett Oct 2, 2020 CARICOM Energy Ministers Meet Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

West Florida Drops GSC Opener to CBU

first_img Mathis was the leading scorer for UWF with 22 points (Photo by Chris Nelson). Share   PENSACOLA, Fla. – It was the tale of two halves as the University of West Florida men’s basketball team dropped its Gulf South Conference opener, 81-77, to Christian Brothers University.The Argonauts led 39-37, and by as many as seven points, before being outscored 44-38 in the second half by the Buccaneers. The 77 points is the most CBU has allowed since the 2009 season but it wasn’t enough as the Argos fall to 9-5 overall and 0-1 in the GSC.The win is the sixth straight for Christian Brothers and its 10th overall, moving them to 10-2 on the season and 1-0 in the conference.After allowing back-to-back threes to start off the game, UWF rallied back in a hurry with Marquis Mathis (Columbus, Ohio/Cincinnati State CC) connecting on a pair of jumpers to put the Argos within two. Martell Buie (Orlando, Fla./Wallace St. CC-Hanceville) tied things up at the 16:41 mark with a basket before three more lead changes kept things tight. The Argos finally pulled away with another two by Buie followed by a free throw to put it at 15-12 UWF with 12:41 to play in the opening half. Jamar Moore (Coolidge, Ga./Faulkner State CC) gave West Florida its biggest lead of the night at seven points halfway through the period with a layup to make it 23-16.Christian Brothers managed to tie it once more late before the intermission, but Peter Connole (Orlando, Fla./Pine Castle Christian) hit on a layup with just :06 seconds to go, sending the teams into the locker room with UWF leading, 39-37.Mathis extended the lead to four before a pair of three-pointers by the Buccaneers erased the Argo lead, giving CBU a two point advantage after the six point swing. The Argos led by one point just twice more in the ballgame. Three straight triples by the Buccaneers then extended their lead to seven points, 62-55, with 9:48 to go.The CBU lead was as strong as 11 points with five to play and the seven second half threes by the Buccaneers was too much for the Argos to handle as they fell, 81-77.Mathis was the leading scorer for the Argos with 22 points, as UWF shot 60 percent from the field, going 33-of-55, the highest shooting percentage allowed by Christian Brothers since 2007.Anthony Sims (Mobile, Ala./Faulkner State CC) had another double-digit night, netting 14 points with five assists. Moore was just one rebound shy of the double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing nine rebounds, snapping a three game double-double streak for the senior. Connole scored a season high of 11 points with a 4-of-5 performance from the field and a 3-for-4 night at the line.The Argos outmatched the Bucs down low, pulling down 33 rebounds to CBU’s 25 and scoring 36 points in the paint.Untimely turnovers by the West Florida, 12 total, led directly to 20 Christian Brothers points as UWF snapped its two game win streak.The Argos will look to get back in the win column this Saturday as they host Delta State in another GSC contest. Tipoff is on slate for 4 p.m. For the latest information on all UWF Athletics, visit Print Friendly Versioncenter_img West Florida Drops GSC Opener to CBUlast_img read more

Jacobs vs. Derevyanchenko results: Danny Jacobs edges Derevyanchenko to claim vacant title, calls out Canelo

first_imgSergiy Derevyanchenko put Danny Jacobs on his heels for most of Saturday night.But Jacobs managed to remain in charge, responding under fire with the cleaner, harder hits. And the judges saw it that way, too, giving Jacobs the split-decision victory (115-112, 115-112 & 113-114). With the win, Jacobs walked out of the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden as the new IBF middleweight champion. Showing true grit in the rousing victory, Jacobs didn’t hesitate telling HBO’s Max Kellerman that he wants a piece of unified middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez next. Jacobs vs. Derevyanchenko fight cardSergiy Derevyanchenko vs. Daniel Jacobs for vacant IBF middleweight titleAlberto Machado vs. Yuandale Evans for Machado’s WBA “regular” junior lightweight titleHeather Hardy vs. Shelly Vincent rematch for vacant WBO women’s featherweight titlePatrick Day vs. Elvin Ayala; junior middleweightsReshat Mati vs. Keasen Freeman; welterweightsRadzhab Butaev vs. Azael Cosio; welterweightsBakhodir Jalolov vs. Tyrell Wright; heavyweightsSteven Donnelly vs. Antonio Hernandez; junior middleweightsDavid Oliver Joyce vs. Jorge Rojas Zacazontetl; lightweightsJacobs vs. Derevyanchenko latest news—  Danny Jacobs patiently waits for the spotlight, vows that “it’s going to be my time.”—  Danny Jacobs’ story is more than being “The Miracle Man.”—  Derevyanchenko stands in Jacobs’ way of opening path to Canelo or “GGG.” MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 80 fight nights a year”Yeah, absolutely,” Jacobs said in the ring. “That’s the fight fans want.”Whether they get it, remains to be seen. Alvarez is moving up to super middleweight to face Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15. A win and an Alvarez-Jacobs fight during the spring could be a strong possibility. Jacobs made himself a top candidate to face Canelo by digging deep against Derevyanchenko on Saturday night. The savvy vet negated Derevyanchenko’s ferocious, nonstop motor with pinpointed, thudding counter punches that paved the way for his victory. “I’m glad I got hit and was able to get it back,” Jacobs told reporters during his post-fight press conference.Much of the talk entering the fight swirled around Jacobs and Derevyanchenko being former sparring partners with 300-plus rounds of familiarity. Well, that chatter ended abruptly Saturday night via two key moments in the first round. Coming out of a clinch, Derevyanchenko blasted Jacobs with a huge right hook. Stunned and noticeably irked, Jacobs looked over to the ref, as if to complain and got tagged by his rugged Ukranian opponent yet again. That must have infuriated Jacobs, as the 31-year-old responded moments later with an overhand, chopping right, dropping Derevyanchenko to his knee.In many ways, that knockdown served as an overriding theme to the fight because it was Jacobs’s way of warning Derevyanchenko that regardless of how much he’s the aggressor, “The Miracle Man” was going to make him pay every single time.And that’s exactly what Jacobs did with ring generalship, weathering Derevyanchenko’s onslaughts and countering with razor-sharp retorts.”Even in sparring, once I caught Sergiy with a couple of good shots, he would always back up,” Jacobs said. “That’s why I said a professional match is totally different. Once you put those 10-ounce gloves on, the headgear comes off. Those little things you used to do before — triple jabs or coming in without that worry — he got much more to worry about now. He showed that.”Here’s how the fight went.(All times Eastern.)Danny Jacobs gets split decision victory over Sergiy Derevyanchenko12:05 p.m.: Jacobs def. Derevyanchenko by split decision (115-112, 115-112, 113-114).Round 12: These two left everything at the Hulu Theater inside of Madison Square Garden, slugging it out for the final 90 seconds of the bout, with Jacobs pinpointing the cleaner, harder punches in the exchange. The two embrace after one hell of a fight. SN has Jacobs winning this fight, but will the judges credit Derevyanchenko for being the aggressor? (115-112 Jacobs)Round 11: A left-right combo from Jacobs staggered Derevyanchenko by the corner post. Derevyanchenko stormed back, mauling Jacobs up against the ropes, but the Brooklyn native hung tough and backed Derevyanchenko off of him with a couple of punishing overhand rights. That was Jacobs’s round, as he walked Derevyanchenko down during several moments. What a 12th round this should be! (105-103 Jacobs)Round 10: This time it was Derevyanchenko giving Jacobs a taste of that left hook, setting off an explosive exchange between the two. No matter how this fight ends, Derevyanchenko is going to walk away from this bout with plenty of new fans. His style is hungry, rabid and ferocious. He landed a thud of a body shot to end the 10th round. Will it slow Jacobs down in the 11th? (95-94 Jacobs)Round 9: A left hook from Jacobs knocked the saliva out of Derevyanchenko’s mouth around the two-minute mark, but “The Miracle Man” was right back on his heels around the ring due to his Ukranian opponent’s constant forward motion. Yet, Jacobs ended the round walking Derevyanchenko down, so let’s see if that will continue for the duration of this fight. (86-84 Jacobs)Round 8: Derevyanchenko is not giving Jacobs much real estate to work with, cutting off the ring with his footwork. That being said, Jacobs still managed to sneak in two sharp uppercuts as counter punches in the eighth round. Derevyanchenko is the fighter moving forward, but when Jacobs gets enough space, he’s landing some solid shots. (76-75 Jacobs)Round 7: The most clinching this fight has seen thus far. While Derevyanchenko was in hot pursuit, tagging Jacobs with shots, “The Miracle Man” is effectively rolling his shoulders and slipping punches, while landing shots to close the round. Still, Derevyanchenko took that round. (66-66)Round 6: The best round of the bout thus far, with both fighters exchanging shots in a firefight. Jacobs ducked under a Derevyanchenko right hook to land a punishing left. Derevyanchenko is the aggressor, but Jacobs is making him pay for his miscues. (57-56 Jacobs)Round 5: Both fighters are throwing and landing heavy, heavy shots. Every time Derevyanchenko seems to land a heavy blow, Jacobs responds with something harder. Derevyanchenko did effectively attack Jacobs’s body in the fifth round. Derevyanchenko remains the busier fighter, with Jacobs seemingly waiting to land a lights-out shot. (47-47).Round 4: Derevyanchenko landed a sweeping left hook that had him leaving his feet to make up for his reach disadvantage. He seems to be the busier fighter thus far. But Jacobs’ savvy and mettle are on clear display, as he’s slipping Derevyanchenko’s heavier shots and making him pay. Jacobs rocked Derevyanchenko with a punishing right hook. That sparked a flurry in the middle of the ring with Jacobs peppering Derevyanchenko, before closing out the round with a crunching left hook. That left hook seems to be landing at will for Jacobs. (38-37 Jacobs)Round 3: You see why Jacobs’s trainer Andre Rozier nicknamed Derevyanchenko “The Technician.” He picks his shots methodically, as evidenced by a strong third round that had him landing a solid right hook, to which Jacobs responded with a left hook. Derevyanchenko caught Jacobs with a flurry later in the round, but Jacobs ended the third with another left hook. Derevyanchenko better watch out for that left hand, which seems to have found its mark. (28-28)Round 2: Derevyanchenko put Jacobs on his bicycle during the second round with a sweeping left hook, followed by a solid combination behind it. That was the highlight of that second frame. (19-18 Jacobs)Round 1: After feeling each other out for the opening minute, Sergiy Derevyanchenko caught Danny Jacobs with a big right hook out of the clinch. Jacobs looked to the ref, as if to complain and Derevyanchenko popped him again. That immediately let Jacobs know he was in a fight with his former sparring partner. And “The Miracle Man” responded accordingly, dropping Derevyanchenko with an overhand chopping right by the ropes. That was a filthy shot that found Derevyanchenko’s head. (10-8 Jacobs)11:07 p.m.: And here comes Danny Jacobs to the sounds of LL Cool J’s classic “Mama Said Knock You Out!” Main event time! This is for the vacant IBF middleweight title.11:06 p.m.: HBO is definitely not wasting time with this broadcast. Sergiy Derevyanchenko is already in the ring.11:03 p.m.: The crowd here at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden is still reeling from Machado’s scintillating first-round KO of Yuandale Evans. Golden Boy seems to have a star on its hands with the 28-year-old champ, who improves to 21-0. Roy Jones Jr. said it best: “His nickname is “Money Shot” for a reason.” — Roy Jones Jr. on @xplosivomachado— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) October 28, 2018 Alberto Machado punishes Yuandale Evans with first-round KO10:51 p.m.: Alberto Machado dropped Yuandale Evans with a left hook early into the first round. Moments after Evans got up, he was staggered by a right hook and a flurry from Machado had the ref registering a standing eight-count. From there, a vicious right hook ended things as Evans head bounced off the canvas. Pulverizing KO from Machado, your winner and still champion. What a knockout!10:46 p.m.: Alberto Machado and Yuandale Evans are already in the ring for their 12-round clash for Machado’s WBA “regular” junior lightweight title. Who’s taking this bout?Heather Hardy gets the unanimous decision victory over Shelly Vincent10:42 p.m.: Hardy def. Vincent by unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 99-91). This was the kind of fight — emphasis on fight — that could have gone the other way in the favor of Vincent. Regardless, that 99-91 score was too generous. With the win, Heather Hardy becomes the new WBO women’s featherweight champ. What a magical moment for the Brooklyn native, who pushed for women’s boxing to be televised on HBO for years. Now, she’s crowned champion on HBO. It’s bittersweet because of the network’s swan song from boxing, but still a memorable moment for sure.10:38 p.m.: Once again, Hardy caught Vincent with that uppercut, doing enough to take the round. SN has this one as a draw, but Vincent was the aggressor for a majority of the rounds and we’ll see if the judges side with the Providence, Rhode Island native because of that. .@HeatherHardyBox lands a strong uppercut in the last round of the fight.— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) October 28, 2018 10:35 p.m.: “The Heat” landed a crunching right uppercut square on Vincent’s chin in the ninth round. Here comes the 10th and final round.10:28 p.m.: This is a pure firefight. Both Hardy and Vincent are hitting each other with hard leather. During the seventh round, Vincent hit her rival with an inadvertent headbutt, which opened a gash over Hardy’s left eye. Vincent seems to have gotten the better of the exchanges over the past four rounds to own the edge after seven rounds.10:22 p.m.: Vincent caught Hardy with a clean left hook out of the clinch in the fifth round and landed the same punch later in the frame. Hardy has to look out for it as this match continues. SN has Vincent winning the fourth and fifth rounds.10:17 p.m.: Vincent mauled Hardy to start the third round, adding intensity to an already-heated fight. But Hardy weathered the opening flurry and caught Vincent with some vicious left and right hooks toward the middle of the round. We have Hardy up 30-27 through three.10:11 p.m.: This rematch picked up from where the original bout ended — with fireworks. That first round more than showed that Heather Hardy and Shelly Vincent are willing to stand and have heavy exchanges.10:02 p.m.: The bright lights are on and HBO’s main card is underway with Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy making their entrances to the ring. Their original bout was an absolute war. What will the rematch present? This one is for the vacant WBO women’s featherweight title.9:54 p.m.: Prelims are in the books. The main card is about to begin.Prelim resultsDavid Joyce def. Jorge Zacazontetl via unanimous decision; lightweightsSteven Donnelly def. Antonio Hernandez by unanimous decision; junior middleweightsBakhodir Jalolov def. Tyrell Wright by corner stoppage after fourth-round; heavyweightsPatrick Day def. Elvin Ayala via unanimous decision; junior middleweightsRadzhab Butaev def. Azael Cosio via corner stoppage after third round; welterweightsReshat Mati def. Keasen Freeman by unanimous decision; welterweights8:10 p.m.: Here live at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, where preliminary action for the Danny Jacobs-Sergiy Derevyanchenko is currently taking place. Before any boxing began, Matchroom Boxing held a press conference announcing Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller vs. Bogdan Dinu as the headliner for a Nov. 17 show in Mulvane, Kansas, live on DAZN. The card will also feature Brandon Rios vs. Roman Alvarez, Claressa Shields vs. Hannah Rankin and Gabe Rosado against Luis Arias. We are LIVE for the @MatchroomBoxing November 17th Kansas Show Press Conference 🎥— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) October 27, 2018 last_img read more