Anglican Communion women to attend U.N. Commission

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Anglican Communion, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Anglican Communion News Service] Women from 18 provinces of the Anglican Communion are converging on New York to take part collectively in the annual session of the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women.On Monday, March 10, the United Nations will launch the 58th session of the commission, which this year has the theme of Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.Anglicans and Episcopalians were selected by their primates to attend on behalf of their provinces and will be monitoring plenary sessions and attending parallel events (panels and meetings) on topics that all speak to that theme.After the commission concludes, the women will be returning to brief their provinces on the discussions and outcomes from the event.The Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations is hosting several panels and events, including a presentation by Lakshmi Puri, assistant secretary general of the United Nations and deputy executive director of U.N. women. She will be presenting on The Beijing Platform for Action and the global development agenda – from the Millennium Development Goals to the Post-2015 development agenda.Anglican Louisa Mojela, founder and group chief executive officer of women’s investment portfolio holdings limited, based in South Africa, will be presenting on Enhancing women’s investment opportunities in Africa and the world.Mojela will also be joining Ayra Inderyas, secretary of the women desk, Diocese of Lahore, Church of Pakistan; Ariella Rojhani, senior advocacy manager of the NCD Alliance; and Ann M. Starrs, president of Family Care International; on a panel considering Accelerating access, integrating services, focusing on women: the challenges of the Millennium Development Goals, sustainable development goals, low and middle income countries, and non-communicable diseases. The panel will be moderated by global public health expert Lucille B. Pilling, who is the Episcopal Church’s delegate at UNCSW58.The Anglican Communion attendees will also have the opportunity to hear a presentation at the Episcopal Church Center by 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee – a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker, public speaker, and women’s rights advocate. She is also founder and current president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.The women attending on behalf of the Anglican Communion are from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Central Africa, Congo, England, Hong Kong, Indian Ocean, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Rwanda, Scotland, South Africa and the United States. 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Miller: Recapitalized Fannie, Freddie a (Bad) 20-year Option

first_img If you’re hoping to see the beleaguered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac adequately recapitalized, you’re going to have to wait another two decades or so. But Mary Miller, the Department of the Treasury’s undersecretary for domestic finance, is hoping to find another way. As she put it at Friday’s National Housing Conference Annual Policy Symposium in Washington, D.C., the current system of taxpayer-funded GSEs simply doesn’t work.Miller painted a rather grim picture of the GSEs, saying the entities have shut out far too many otherwise-credit-worthy borrowers by making lenders reluctant to lend and by putting the risk squarely on taxpayers’ shoulders. Miller’s portrait of the American housing market design shows a badly flawed system in which the average taxpayer will get the bill if the market were to crash again. This, she said, would happen despite the federal government’s significant presence in the housing market, which includes ongoing funding of the GSEs. But any perceived health in the current system is a false security, Miller said. The profitability of the GSEs in the past two years has, after all, “been driven by income from their retained portfolios, which benefit from being funded through Treasury capital … at low rates the private market cannot obtain,” she said. These portfolios remain significant sources of income for entities such as Fannie and Freddie. However, the GSEs are required to shrink their portfolios by 15 percent per year, meaning that the GSEs will not be able to replicate the levels of revenue they’ve achieved over the past two years. “In short, adequately recapitalizing the GSEs would take longer than many realize or would admit,” she said.To make “a fairer and more sustainable housing finance system” will take a lot more than simply refilling the coffers of Fannie and Freddie—which, she said, would take at least 20 years to do. In the meantime, unless the design of the system is changed, there is little more to go on than crossed fingers that nothing goes wrong until the 2030s.The cornerstone of this new design should begin with a return of private capital to the center of the system, Miller said. President Barack Obama has embraced this same idea since his first term, saying that the GSE’s current model simply allows private shareholders and executives to benefit at the expense of taxpayer losses. The new housing finance system must also provide borrowers widespread access to safe, responsible products, including 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, she said.Whatever happens will take a lot of work and a lot of patience. “There is no quick-fix solution around this,” Miller said. “Only legislation can protect taxpayers by responsibly winding down the GSEs and replacing them with a system where a government guarantee is transparent and explicitly priced.” Previous: May Housing Scorecard Shows Progress in Equity and Home Sales Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 6/16/2014 Department of the Treasury Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Mary Miller Recapitalization 2014-06-13 Scott Morgan Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 13, 2014 941 Views About Author: Scott Morgan Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Tagged with: Department of the Treasury Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Mary Miller Recapitalization Miller: Recapitalized Fannie, Freddie a (Bad) 20-year Option Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Miller: Recapitalized Fannie, Freddie a (Bad) 20-year Optionlast_img read more

Justice Major B. Harding

first_img February 1, 2002 Jennifer Krell Davis Regular News Justice Major B. Harding Justice Major B. Harding [Editor’s Note: This is the third installment in a series of brief profiles on the justices of the Florida Supreme Court as produced by the Bar’s Public Information and Bar Services Department. These profiles are to let Bar members and others get to know each justice as an individual.] Bar Public Information CoordinatorFrom his first job as a 12-year-old newspaper delivery boy to serving as justice of the Florida Supreme Court, Major B. Harding hasn’t stopped working for 54 years.He’s a man who loves his job.Though he considers some death penalty cases to be “emotionally draining,” he speaks glowingly of his opportunity on the top court to “work with a group of judges who can disagree agreeably,” and to exchange ideas with the other justices.His role models on how to do just that were former Justices Gerald Kogan and Stephen Grimes.Harding, who served as chief justice from 1998 to 2000, said family obligations dissuaded him from applying for a high court opening when he initially thought about it but he grabbed the opportunity when it became available in 1990.When he first became a circuit judge, he took it to heart when a colleague told him he would earn the respect of attorneys who appeared before him if he could “give a fair and courteous hearing, and a prompt ruling.”The philosophy that shapes his personal and professional relationships is simply the Golden Rule: “Do unto others, as you would have done unto you.”If he hadn’t gone into a career in the law, Harding said, he could see himself as a man of the cloth.“I feel I have a calling doing what I am doing, but with a son as an ordained minister and two brothers as ministers, I don’t think that being a minister myself would have been beyond the pale,” he said.He and Jane Lewis Harding, his wife since 1958, spend a lot of their time volunteering at their church, St. Johns Episcopal, and mentoring children.Pictures and portraits that decorate his chambers at the Florida Supreme Court reveal what’s most important to him: friends and family.After he leaves the court, he and Jane are thinking about taking a trip with friends to visit Italy’s museums and cathedrals.His office also showcases his jaunty trademark fashion statement, with an eclectic array of bowties from patriotic red, white and blue — to a saucy orange sequined version.When he’s not busy reading legal briefs and opinions, Harding is plowing through David McCullough’s John Adams. But the ponderous tome, he said, requires that he take some breaks with a little lighter reading, such as the “very exciting” Last Man Standing by David Baldacci he recently finished.What will the 66-year-old justice do after leaving the high court and more than a half a century of earning paychecks?Aside from gardening and traveling, the kindly justice says with a smile: “Not much.”And that sounds just fine to him.last_img read more

Judge Greer, others honored for professional commitment

first_img Judge Greer, others honored for professional commitment Judge Greer, others honored for professional commitment A number of Florida Bar members were recognized at The Florida Bar’s recent Annual Meeting in Orlando. Among the awards presented were: President’s Award of Merit Presented to Judge George Greer So that he could receive the award in front of his peers, the Judicial Luncheon was the setting for Sixth Circuit Judge George Greer, the trial judge in the Terri Schiavo case, to receive the President’s Award of Merit.“Those who know Judge Greer and practice in front of him believe he is the ideal jurist,” said President Kelly Overstreet Johnson. “He is fair, he is impartial, and his rulings are based on law, not emotions and not politics.“Despite a stellar career, Judge Greer’s knowledge and integrity were monitored and commented upon by the world at large, as he weighed the facts of an extremely difficult case, and applied the law as he saw it. Yet Judge Greer, a hardworking judge committed to the rule of law, to the independence of the judiciary, and to the fundamentals of American democracy, received as a result of his efforts hate mail and death threats resulting in 24-hour security, had to move out of his home, and was asked to leave his church, all in the course of doing his job.“For his longstanding dedication to our system of justice, for his work in the Terri Schiavo case, and for the personal hardships he has suffered as a result, it is my great honor to present Judge George Greer with the President’s Award of Merit.”Participants at the Judicial Luncheon responded with a rousing standing ovation.In accepting the award, Judge Greer said: “When you honor me today, you really honor the entire judiciary.” President’s Award of Merit Presented to Jerry Beer Beer was described by Johnson as an outstanding tax lawyer, wonderful husband and father, friend, and dedicated Board of Governors member who toiled to come up with a workable change to the methodology for section subsidies by the Bar.“This was a very difficult and time-consuming job, requiring input and suggestions from many people,” Johnson said. “Jerry spent hundreds of hours analyzing and comparing different ways of computing how the subsidies could work. Jerry did a great job and ultimately the board accepted Jerry’s recommendations in a fashion that most of those involved thought was fair.”Beer’s award recognized his “leadership during eight years of service on the Board of Governors, including two terms as chair of the Budget Committee, and service on the Executive Committee, and for your wise counsel, loyalty, and friendship.” President’s Award of Merit Presented to Manny Morales President Johnson witnessed Morales’ perspectives, leadership abilities, and extraordinary sense of humor as a member of the Bar Board of Governors.“He needed all of those skills when he agreed to chair the 2004 Advertising Task Force,” she said, adding that she purposely appointed a committee with many diverse points of view on advertising—“from those who thought advertising should be banned to those who thought there should be no restrictions whatsoever.”The award was presented to Manuel Morales for “your extraordinary service and outstanding leadership in the study of lawyer advertising rules and suggested changes thereto. Your efforts have strengthened protection of the citizens of Florida while balancing the rights afforded commercial speech. Your absolute and unwavering dedication to The Florida Bar, and to the lawyers and citizens of our state, deserves our highest commendation and sincere gratitude.” G. Kirk Haas Award Presented to Ray Abadin “Ray has worked extremely hard the last several years to improve communications and cooperation between the Cuban American Bar Association and The Florida Bar,” President Johnson said.“He is immediate past president of CABA, and was instrumental in helping me reach out to minorities and get them involved in The Florida Bar. Ray also chaired this year’s very successful diversity symposium, which brought together representatives of minority and specialty bars from across the state to learn about diversity in legal employment and to dialogue with Bar leadership about inclusion issues.”Abadin is the current chair of CABA’s foundation, which administers endowed scholarships at three law schools, as well as raises money to create additional scholarship funds for minority law students. The Government Law Section Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award Presented to Jack Shreve In the nomination for this award, Jack Shreve was described as “one of the finest public servants that Florida has ever known and among the state’s most outstanding lawyers for the past quarter-century.”Shreve, who currently serves as senior general counsel for consumer affairs in the Office of the Attorney General, was awarded the Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Award, which recognizes extraordinary and exemplary contributions by practicing government lawyers.Following law school, Shreve was a prosecutor in Brevard County and a city attorney for Cocoa Beach before being elected to the House of Representatives, where he served with distinction for two terms from 1970-74. He then joined the Florida Department of State as public counsel, where for 25 years he advocated for Floridians in utility-related matters. After his retirement in 2003, Attorney General Charlie Crist asked him to become an advisor on consumer affairs issues. LOU FROST, who retired last year after serving for 36 years as the Fourth Circuit Public Defender, received the Criminal Law Section’s Selig Goldin Award during the Bar’s Annual Meeting from section Chair Paul Zacks. Frost has worked in the public defender’s office since the 1963 Gideon decision, and was appointed as the Fourth Circuit public defender by Gov. Claude Kirk in 1968. He was never opposed in 10 runs for reelection. Frost helped set up public defender offices around the country, has been active in the Criminal Law Section, and has seen alumni from his office go on to 20 circuit and county judgeships, two federal district judgeships, and one seat on the Florida Supreme Court.center_img July 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Boroughs round-up: Sound of the suburbs

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No. 16 Pitt may get big bowl—or big letdown

first_imgby Alan RobinsonPITTSBURGH (AP)—Pitt’s season will play out with season-ending games against Notre Dame, West Virginia and Cincinnati, three ranked opponents in a month’s time for a team that hasn’t played a Top 25 team since last season’s Sun Bowl.The difficult stretch will tell coach Dave Wannstedt’s No. 16 Panthers if they are Big East championship-worthy and ready to play in a BCS bowl, or if their 7-1 start can be credited to a favorable schedule.The No. 25 Fighting Irish, No. 20 Mountaineers and No. 5 Bearcats represent as many ranked teams as Pitt has played in the last two seasons combined, and that includes the Sun Bowl against Oregon State. Pitt (4-0 in Big East) has never played better during Wannstedt’s five seasons, but they’ve never been tested like they soon will be.Are they ready? They think so. First, there’s a Big East game against Syracuse (3-4, 0-2) Nov. 7, one Wannstedt insists the Panthers can’t overlook. Last season, the Orange upset Notre Dame a week before the Irish played Southern Cal.“Syracuse is a conference game, and it is a priority,” Wannstedt said. “We used to talk in the NFL that, until this point, it’s all talk whether you’re a contender or a pretender. I think our guys now should get a taste that we could be a contender.”Pitt doesn’t have to travel far to finish the season. Syracuse, Notre Dame and Cincinnati play at Heinz Field, and the only remaining trip is the 75-mile jaunt to Morgantown. The Panthers don’t have to get on a plane again until their bowl game.While his team is mostly staying at home, Wannstedt took advantage of the Panthers’ off week to spend some time recruiting.The Panthers’ climb the last two seasons—they’re 16-5 since the start of the 2008 season—is largely the result of their recruiting success in Pennsylvania and its neighboring states. Wannstedt doesn’t want that slipping while he’s taking care of on-field matters.While Pitt was the preseason choice in the Big East, it was difficult to envision in August that the Panthers would be so strong at quarterback and running back, the two primary positions of worry before the season began.Bill Stull, so shaky at the end of last season that he threw for only 52 yards in the Sun Bowl, has been one of college football’s most improved players. He has thrown 16 touchdown passes and four interceptions, a major upgrade over last season’s nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions.Running back Dion Lewis also has been a major surprise, rushing for 1,029 yards and 11 touchdowns only a year after he was finishing his high school career in New Jersey. He’s been so consistent with five 100-yard games that the Panthers haven’t missed former star LeSean McCoy nearly as much as they thought they would. McCoy left for the NFL after two seasons and has been an impressive rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles.“Nobody’s been more productive for their team that he (Lewis) has been,” Wannstedt said.This is Pitt’s best-balanced team in seasons, with a 1,000-yard rusher, a steady quarterback, a tight end (Dorin Dickerson) who leads all BCS receivers with nine touchdown catches and a deep-threat receiver Jonathan Baldwin, who averages 20.4 yards per catch.Pitt must win at least three of its final four for its first 10-win regular season since 1981, when the Panthers went 10-1 before beating Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. This is Pitt’s best start since 1982, when it also was 7-1 but finished 9-3.“We’ve still got a lot of games left to play,” Dickerson said. “We’re starting to get better, but every game we’re going to keep getting better until we get ourselves in a position of where we want to be.”last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2015)–Idle since running fourth at 3-1 in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby, Pamela and Martin Wygod’s homebred Prospect Park heads a talented field of five 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita.Trained by Clifford Sise, Prospect Park was a dazzling 5 ¼ length allowance winner at a flat mile three starts back on Jan. 30 and was subsequently second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by eventual Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund in the prestigious Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 7.Although he had accumulated a sufficient amount of qualifying points, Sise withdrew Prospect Park from Kentucky Derby consideration shortly after the Santa Anita Derby, citing a fever and an irregular blood count. A Kentucky-bred colt by Tapit out of the Bertrando mare Quiet Romance, Prospect Park was returned to his base at San Luis Rey Downs, where he has had five recorded works. Shipped to Santa Anita last week, Prospect Park drilled five furlongs here in 1:01.60 on May 31.“It was a little slow,” said Sise this past Sunday. “But he came home the last three eighths in 36. He had some kind of viral thing going on in the Santa Anita Derby. Two days later, he popped a temperature…This will be a good starting point back. He’s doing great, fantastic.”With an overall mark of 7-2-2-1, Prospect Park has earnings of $216,570.Trainer Dan Hendricks’ Om, who has the distinction of handing American Pharoah his only loss, a 9 ¼ length maiden drubbing last August at Del Mar, comes off a dominating 2 ¼ allowance win on turf May 10 and may merit second billing in the Affirmed.In explaining the return to the main track this Sunday, Hendricks said “We thought he would be a good grass horse, and he might be, but this time of the year I wanted to try the dirt and either get another option for him, or go back to the turf if he doesn’t like it…It’s a good time to try him, before Del Mar.”Owned by the Sareen Family Trust, Om, a Kentucky-bred colt by Munnings, will try a route of ground on dirt for the first time. With two wins from four starts, he has earnings of $82,500.California-bred Gimme Da Lute, who ran a disappointing third as the 9-5 favorite in Pimlico’s six furlong Chick Lang Stakes May 16, returns to his home base where he annihilated eight state-bred rivals in the 6 ½ furlong Echo Eddie Stakes three starts back on April 4.Owned by his breeders, Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, the bay colt by Midnight Lute was third, beaten six lengths, two races back in the Grade III, Pat Day Mile on May 2 at Churchill Downs. With two sprint wins at Santa Anita, Gimme Da Lute could be winging up front along with speedy Om. Gimme Da Lute is 5-2-1-2 overall with earnings of $187,560.A bona fide router, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is well represented by Cyrus Alexander, who comes off a 2 ½ length allowance win at a flat mile April 16 and is a neck away from being unbeaten in his last three starts. Owned by Spendthrift Farm, LLC and Stonestreet Farm, the Kentucky-bred colt by Medaglia d’Oro will be ridden back by Rafael Bejarano. “Cy” has a win and a second at the Affirmed distance and with an overall mark of 7-2-3-2, he has earnings of $115,840.Hollendorfer will also be represented by Cross the Line, who was a well beaten fifth in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles Illinois Derby April 18. A Kentucky-bred colt by Line of David, Cross the Line is winless since taking the 1 1/16 miles California Derby four starts back on Jan. 17 at Golden Gate Fields and will hope to get a stalking trip in the Affirmed. Owned by Red Cap Thoroughbreds, LLC, Michael Sigband, George Todaro and partners, Cross the Line is 7-2-2-1 with earnings of $155,920.With all horses assigned 118 pounds, here is the complete field for the Grade III Affirmed Stakes, to be run Sunday as the third race on a nine-race card, with jockeys in post position order: Gimme Da Lute, Martin Garcia; Cyrus Alexander, Rafael Bejarano; Cross the Line, Corey Nakatani; Om, Fernando Perez, and Prospect Park, Kent Desormeaux.                First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more

Crowdflower and Skout: How Labor on Demand is a Better Moderator

first_imgIt looks like the startup trends of 2009 are getting the resources they need to become lucrative businesses in 2010. Labor on demand provider Crowdflower closed a $5 million dollar Series A this morning from Trinity Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. ReadWriteWeb named the elastic workforce phenomenon a major trend in 2009 and we caught up with one of Crowdflower’s happy customers to see how the elastic workforce is helping startups thrive. Companies like Crowdflower save startups money by offering on-call labor at a fraction of the cost of on-site or contract workers. Tasks generally include data collection, content moderation and product grouping. Crowdflower’s crowning jewel is that employers only pay for tasks if they’ve been completed at a standard quality level. This quality assurance, coupled with the Crowdflower’s ability to help companies scale with its 125,000 member workforce, have allowed it to grow its business by 750% in the last year. Skout CEO Christian Wiklund recently transformed his company from a location-based social network to a location-based dating community. While many perceive labor on demand as a low quality work, Wiklund explains otherwise. “When we first received dating profile photos, we had two interns looking at grids of 100 photos at a time and they were still slow and couldn’t keep up with the volume. We didn’t want our users waiting 48 hours for content moderation. Crowdflower has three people look at every job and it’s a maximum of ten minutes for content review.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups Related Posts dana oshiro Since moving content review to the cloud, Wiklund has saved 20% on staffing and is considering Crowdflower for profile verification and spam moderation. Says Wiklund, “One of the advantages of cloud services is that you have enough workers 24/7. If someone calls in sick or doesn’t want to work that day, there’s always someone to get the job done. I’m not in the business of content moderation, I want to focus on my core content. Crowdflower does a great job of allowing you to do that.”To inspect Crowdflower’s work visit or to try the service visit Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Undisputed champ: Crawford stops Indongo in 3rd round

first_imgSEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ Chaos ensues as McIntyre wins NXT title in NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Crawford (32-0, 23 knockouts) was in his home state for the fifth time in nine fights but for the first time in Lincoln, 45 minutes from his Omaha base.Indongo (22-1, 11 knockouts) was fighting for the first time in the United States after winning bouts in Russia and Scotland to win his titles.Crawford entered the ring to roars from the Pinnacle Bank Arena sellout crowd of 12,121 after coming down the steps from the arena concourse. He wore a red No. 140 Nebraska Cornhuskers football jersey, a nod to this city being home to the University of Nebraska.With fans on their feet and chanting his name, the 29-year-old Crawford seized control early. When his final blow took down Indongo, the decibel level increased even more, and Crawford jumped in the air in the middle of the ring in celebration.Indongo couldn’t get up.ADVERTISEMENT Terence “Bud” Crawford celebrates his victory by knockout over Julius Indongo in the third round of their junior welterweight world title unification boxing bout in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)LINCOLN, Neb. — Terence Crawford stopped Julius Indongo in the third round Saturday night to become the undisputed world champion at 140 pounds.Crawford sent Indongo to the canvas with a right to the body in the last minute of the second round and just missed with a massive left hook before the bell. Midway through the third round, Crawford caught Indongo with a left hook to the body that put him down writhing in pain.ADVERTISEMENT “When he hit me, it hurt so bad,” he said. “When he hit me like that, my mind was gone.”On the undercard, 20-year-old Shakur Stevenson scored a unanimous decision over Argentinian David Paz in a super featherweight bout. Stevenson (3-0, 1 knockout) flashed superior speed and finesse throughout the six rounds and knocked down Paz (4-4-1) late in the fifth.Stevenson, of Newark, New Jersey, is considered a rising star in the pro ranks after earning a silver medal in the 2016 Olympics.“I feel like the competition stepped up this fight and I feel like I put on a good show, a good boxing display,” Stevenson said. “I was really trying to get the knockout, and I was trying to get him with a good hard punch. I was trying to hit him with my left hand and my hook. I do need to use my jab a lot more.”Light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0, 12 KOs) of Ukraine stopped Craig Baker (17-2, 13 KOs) of Baytown, Texas, at 2:40 of the sixth round. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses The fight was the first four-belt unification bout since 2004, when Bernard Hopkins stopped Oscar De La Hoya to claim all the belts in the 160-pound division. Crawford came in with the WBC and WBO belts; Indongo, from Namibia, was the WBA and IBF champion.“It means everything,” Crawford said. “I’m the only one who can I’m the undisputed champion of the world. That’s big because there’s nobody else who can they’re undisputed in their weight division.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPromoter Bob Arum of Top Rank said the plan is for Crawford to go with him to Australia for the expected November rematch between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao. Arum wants Crawford to fight the winner.“I’m all for it,” Crawford said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

Fernandez proud to see Red Lions match Pirates’ big heart

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEven with San Beda nearing another title after a Game 1 win, coach Boyet Fernandez refused to shed the underdog tag for his team.The Red Lions dealt Lyceum its first loss of NCAA Season 93, 94-87, and could wrap up the championship series next Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “We only won one game and we haven’t won a championship yet. So we’re still the underdog,” said Fernandez. “They beat us twice and they’re still the best. If you total it, they’re 18-1 and we’re 17-2. So they’re still the favorites for this.”What Fernandez won’t take away from his boys, though, is the way they fought from behind and pulled away the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Beda saw itself down, 62-45 early in the third quarter before Robert Bolick and Donald Tankoua buckled down to work and got their team back in the game, setting up the close finish in the fourth period.“I just give credit to my players today. We’re down by more than 12 points and they never gave up,” he said, applauding how hard the Red Lions worked to put the first dent in the Pirates’ armor. Nguyen knocks out Folayang for ONE lightweight title CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa More than anything, Fernandez is glad to show that his boys also have hearts as big as Lyceum’s in this title retention bid.“People said the heart of LPU is really big, I think the heart of my players are really big as well. So we just matched up on that.”However, with a chance to sweep the Finals series next Thursday, the multi-titled mentor acknowledged that San Beda must up the ante if it wants to close the series out on Game 2.“We’re happy to get this one because it’s my boys who really stepped up in this game. But we need more heart and energy and we have to match them. But it’s going to be our composure, especially the championship experience, which we have to bank on until the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9303:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more