Tyson Fury: Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz stops Alexander Flores in 45 seconds to edge closer to WBC title shot | Boxing News

first_imgLuis Ortiz edges closer to a shot at Tyson Fury’s WBC belt after swift victory over Alexander Flores in Los Angeles; Ortiz ends year-long absence from ring with first-round knockout to strengthen position as No 3 in WBC rankings By Richard DamerellLast Updated: 08/11/20 8:29am Luis Ortiz easily defeated Alexander Flores in Los Angeles
Luis Ortiz easily defeated Alexander Flores in Los Angeles

Gov. Zulum approves recruitment of 84 doctors, 365 nurses, others

first_imgRelatedPosts Buhari mourns Emir of Biu Insurgency: WAEC conducts exams in Chibok schools after six years Fuel, electricity cost hike: We won’t condone any protest — Borno Police Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has approved the recruitment of 84 doctors, 45 pharmacists and 365 nurses as part of measures to enhance healthcare delivery in the state.Zulum made this known in Maiduguri on Monday after a meeting with officials of the state’s Ministry of Health, heads of healthcare agencies, unions and other stakeholders. He said: “In order to provide affordable and quality healthcare delivery to residents of  Borno, government has approved the appointment of 365 nurses and midwives.”About 50 of them were recruited on contract basis and the rest are fresh graduates of College of Nursing and Midwifery.“In relation to this, we have directed the recruitment of 84 doctors, 45 pharmacists and other 100 supporting staff.”Zulum said his administration would commence payment of stipends to students of Nursing and Midwifery, who would enter contract with the government to be employed after graduation.The governor said his administration would be employing 135 nurses and midwives annually. Zulum said the mandate given to the state college of nursing and midwifery was to admit 200 students annually.He assured that his administration was committed to adequately equipping the school with needed facilities to deliver.He said: “Another milestone achievement we want to make is to ensure construction of doctors, nurses and midwives’ quarters.“We shall increase the capacity of the general hospital and other hospitals in the state with a view to providing the needed healthcare delivery in the state.”The governor urged all stakeholders in the health sector to monitor the efficacy of all the administration’s programmes being implemented for maximum result. Tags: Babagana ZulumBorno Statehealthcare agenciesMaidugurilast_img read more

Trout homers again on birthday, but Angels fall to Rangers

first_img WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT First Published: 8th August, 2020 11:17 ISTcenter_img Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 8th August, 2020 11:17 IST Trout Homers Again On Birthday, But Angels Fall To Rangers Mike Trout homered again on his birthday, but Robinson Chirinos drove in two runs without a hit and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night Mike Trout homered again on his birthday, but Robinson Chirinos drove in two runs without a hit and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.Trout turned 29, and homered for the fifth time in the seven big league games he has played on his birthday.The three-time AL MVP put the Angels up 2-0 in the first with his 444-foot drive over their bullpen in left-center. It was Trout’s fourth homer in four games since rejoining the team after the birth of his first child, and his fifth overall this season.Chirinos had a sacrifice fly in the second inning, then walked with the bases loaded as part of a three-run fourth when the Rangers went ahead to stay when all of those runs were unearned.Jordan Lyles (1-1), one of three offseason additions to the Rangers rotation, struck out five in 5 1-3 innings. Rafael Montero, activated from the injured list earlier in the day, worked a perfect ninth for his first career save capped by Trout’s game-ending strikeout.Angels starter Griffin Canning (0-2) threw more balls (45) than strikes (43) while walking six batters in 3 2-3 innings.Canning walked three in the fourth, including Chirinos with the bases loaded, then his throw into center field on an attempted pickoff that allowed another run was one of two Los Angeles errors after two outs in the inning. The bases were still loaded when reliever Mike Mayers hit Nick Solak with a pitch before Rougned Odor’s inning-ending strikeout.Los Angeles went up 3-1 in the top of the fourth when Albert Pujols hit his 662nd career double and scored on a single by Max Stassi, who had taken over as the Angels catcher an inning earlier after Jason Castro was ejected for the first time in his 833 career games over 10 seasons.Castro was upset after striking out on a check swing in the second inning and got tossed by Edwin Moscoso, the rookie fill-in umpire who made the call from third base.TRAINER’S ROOMAngels: OF Jo Adell (tight right quad), the top prospect who made his big league debut Tuesday, missed his second game in a row. Manager Joe Maddon said the rookie was doing much better and could be back in the lineup Saturday.Rangers: RF Joey Gallo was out of the lineup with a sore right wrist after going 1 for 11 in three games at Oakland, including seven strikeouts his previous eight at-bats. … 2B Odor (right oblique) was the DH in his first game since Saturday. … LHP Joe Palumbo (ulcerative colitis) was placed on the 10-day injured list.UP NEXTKolby Allard (0-0) makes his second start since taking over in the rotation for two-time AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. The Angels will bring up lefty Patrick Sandoval from their alternate training site before Saturday’s game.Image credits: AP Written Bylast_img read more

Liverpool transfer blow! Isco not interested in leaving Real Madrid for Anfield

first_img1 Liverpool target Isco is happy to stay at Real Madrid and fight for his place even if the club signs World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez.Madrid have already completed the signing of Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos and the arrival of Rodriguez would only add to the competition for places.Liverpool are said to be keen on Isco and could offer the 22-year-old midfield star regular first-team football.However, despite the interest of Liverpool, Marca are reporting that Isco is content to stay at Madrid and fight for his place.Madrid are also thought to be eager to keep hold of the attacking midfielder, who scored 11 goals last season after joining from Malaga for £24million. Isco celebrates scoring for Real Madrid last_img

Update: February Member Meeting

first_imgAs we (hopefully) wrap up a long and snowy winter here in NYC, there’s much to report on the Monthly Member Meeting front. At the member gathering on February 16th, we broke into small groups and the Sample Contract Working Group led a great conversation about what clauses should be included in an ideal business contract. The New York District Meetings Working Group shared their progress on scheduling meetings with legislators to lobby for the Freelancer Payment Protection Act and recruiting fellow members for a volunteer phone bank. To read more details about these projects, check out the Monthly Member Meeting minutes from February. The next Monthly Member Meeting will be held at Freelancers Union HQ in Brooklyn on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Interested in seeing what this super-productive-pizza-party is all about? RSVP today. Not in New York? This month, we’ll be talking more about how to leverage our Political Action Committee (PAC) to create an even more successful political force nationwide. Be sure to check out our nifty new comic explaining how the PAC works, and weigh in on the questions raised at the February Member Meeting:Why do you donate to nonprofit causes? What information do you need to know before donating?If you’ve given to the Freelancers Union PAC before, why did you give?If you’re considering giving to the PAC or another nonprofit, what would you like to know to help you make the decision?Give me a virtual shout-out in the Comments section with your thoughts on these questions and I’ll make sure your feedback is shared at the March meeting! Kaitlyn Organizer/Volunteer Coordinatorlast_img read more