PREMIUMCOVID-19: Tourist attractions in Jakarta to undergo sterilization during two-week closure

The management of several tourist destinations will focus on cleaning and sterilization during the two-week closure imposed by the Jakarta administration in the bid to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus in the capital.“We will take advantage of having no visitors for the next two weeks to focus on the cleanup. Therefore, by the time the closure is over, we can ensure that our place is safe to visit,” Berkah Sadaya, the head of technical management at the Maritime Museum and Onrust Island, told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.Berkah said he had asked his 131 employees to focus on cleaning up the area to make sure the locations were not vulnerable to the virus spread.The employees, he added, would spray disinfectant throughout the Maritime Museum and Onrust Island, including door handles, several collections and stair handles. He also urged his … Google COVID-19 tourist-attraction tourism Jakarta-administration anies-baswedan Monas Ancol Kota-Tua Forgot Password ? Topics : Log in with your social account Linkedin Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here read more

Biden, Sanders focus on coronavirus crisis in first one-on-one Democratic debate

first_imgDemocratic presidential contenders Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders faced off on Sunday in their first one-on-one debate, a key moment before votes in four states on Tuesday that could give Biden an insurmountable lead in the party’s White House race.The former vice president and the U.S. senator from Vermont initially focused their discussion on the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused them to rethink their campaign tactics and moved the debate to Washington rather than Arizona.Here are the key quotes: “It is unacceptable to have him be blabbering with unfactual information which is confusing the general public,” Sanders added.MEDICARE FOR ALLSanders said the outbreak showed the need for a Medicare for All system that would replace private health insurance with a government-run system.”Let’s be honest and understand that this coronavirus pandemic exposes the incredible weakness and dysfunctionality of our current healthcare system. … We are spending so much money and yet we are not even prepared for this pandemic.”Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden listens as Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the 11th Democratic candidates debate of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign, held in CNN’s Washington studios without an audience because of the global coronavirus pandemic, in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)Biden rejected the idea, saying: “What is it we need? Listen to the experts. And with all due respect to Medicare for All, you have a single-payer system in Italy, it doesn’t work there, it has nothing to do with Medicare for All, that would not settle the problem at all.”Sanders responded that the “bottom line is, we need a simple system which exists in Canada, which exists in countries all over the world, and that is, if you are an American, you get the healthcare you need – end of discussion.”DISAGREEMENTS OVER ‘DARK MONEY’Sanders vowed to take on corporate interests including Wall Street and the health insurance and fossil fuels industries.”You don’t take campaign contributions from them, you take them on and create an economy that works for all,” he said.Biden said he had proposed federally funded elections 30 years ago and invited Sanders to join him, saying his average campaign contribution was $44.”Bernie’s implication is somehow I’m being funded by millionaires,” Biden said. “In Super Tuesday and before that, Bernie outspent me 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-to-1. And I still won. I didn’t have any money and I still won!”Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the 11th Democratic candidates debate of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign, held in CNN’s Washington studios without an audience because of the global coronavirus pandemic, in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)’RESULTS NOT A REVOLUTION’Biden said the coronavirus would require an immediate response, not the type of systemic overhaul that Sanders has argued for.”People are looking for results, not a revolution … we can do that by making sure we make everybody whole who has been so badly hurt in terms of they lose a job, in terms of not having the ability to care for their children, in terms of the healthcare costs .. we can make them whole, now, and put in the process whereby they are all made whole. That has nothing to do with the legitimate concern about income inequality in America. That’s real. But that does not affect the need for us to act swiftly,” Biden said. Topics : CORONAVIRUS CRISIS”This is bigger than any one of us, this calls for a national rallying,” Biden said. “First of all, we have to take care of those who are in fact exposed or likely to be exposed to the virus.” He added the country should immediately begin figuring out how to add to hospitals’ capacity to treat patients.Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the 11th Democratic candidates debate of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign, held in CNN’s Washington studios without an audience because of the global coronavirus pandemic, in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)Sanders blasted Republican President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, saying the “first thing we have got to do … is to shut this president up right now because he’s undermining the doctors and the scientists who are trying to help the American people.”last_img read more

EIOPA committee chairman confirms 2015 ‘stress tests’ for IORPs

first_imgThe European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) is preparing stress tests for institutions for occupational retirement provision (IORPs) as early as next year, according to Patrick Darlap, chairman of EIOPA’s Financial Stability Committee.Addressing delegates at a recent meeting of the Austrian Actuarial Society in Vienna, Darlap also argued that the “biggest problem” for the European pension system was a lack of unified regulation. Also speaking at the Austrian Actuarial Society meeting, Falco Valkenburg, chairman of the pensions committee at the Actuarial Association of Europe (formerly Groupe Consultatif), said EIOPA was now working on “open issues” from the first quantitative impact study (QIS) for IORPs such as sponsor support valuation, the supervisory response to and definition of “underfunding” and the reduction of benefits, among other things.Valkenburg said a second QIS was likely to be combined with a stress test next year. He argued that actuaries would support risk-based capital requirements for IORPs because, “if you have some form of guarantee, you should make sure you have a valuation best estimate”.However, the consultant and actuary also stressed that certain aspects of pension funds – such as demographic developments and the nature of the contract between employer and employee – also had to be taken into account.The European Commission, in its proposal for a revised IORP II Directive, did not include risk-based capital requirements akin to those found in the first pillar of Solvency II and pledged that no further capital requirements “beyond those foreseen” in the Directive would be introduced.Valkenburg was uncertain if this would remain the case.“Listening to the Commission and EIOPA,” Valkenburg told IPE, “it is very likely that some form of capital-requirement mechanisms will be introduced to the IORP Directive in future.”He said this would “make a lot of things clearer”, if capital requirements were “adjusted to pension funds’ needs” and took into consideration “national specifics”.Taking Germany as an example, he pointed out that there was “practically no risk” for IORPs, as the plan sponsor was obliged to make additional contributions if needed.“That means there is actually no need for higher capital requirements for those IORPs,” Valkenburg said.He said it was much more important to identify where the risks in a pension contract were and to convey this information to members.What’s more, he called on the industry to admit that, “very often, too much is promised”, and said this problem needed to be addressed.Respecting the valuation of liabilities, he warned against applying counter-cyclical or matching premiums to “artificially shrink the value of liabilities”, arguing instead for the use of these premiums in a fund’s assessment of measures to be taken.The Actuarial Association of Europe has proposed the introduction of a “continuity test” for IORPs in addition to a point-in-time valuation.“It is basically an ALM test looking at how a pension fund will develop, and it will show whether the contribution level is still efficient, whether there is a risk of benefit cuts, etc.,” Valkenburg said.His main criticism regarding IORP II was the fact the full-funding requirement for new cross-border pension plans was re-introduced after it had been removed in a previously leaked draft.“In the directive, there is a provision for underfunded IORPs to set up a recovery plan – so why not start with such a recovery plan straightaway?” he asked.”This would help increase cross-border activity.”last_img read more

Premier League football – Race for the Champions League and the Golden Boot

first_imgMANCHESTER City, Liverpool and Arsenal will compete for England’s final two Champions League places as the Premier League season finishes today.City will secure third spot by winning at Watford, while Liverpool will be guaranteed at least fourth by beating Middlesbrough.But Arsenal can sneak into the top four if one of their rivals slip up and they beat Everton at the Emirates.All 20 teams are in action today, with every match kicking off at 15:00 BST.So what are the big issues on the final day – and what is the latest team news?Champions League decision dayManchester City need a point at Watford to guarantee a top-four finish – but winning and finishing third will take them straight into next season’s Champions League group stages.The team in fourth place will go into a two-legged play-off in August, while whoever finishes fifth will receive a place in the Europa League.With just six points separating Southampton, in eighth, and 16th-placed Watford, several teams also have the opportunity to improve their league position – and increase their share of Premier League prize money.Burnley, for instance, could finish as low as 17th, earning £7.6m in prize money, or as high as 11th, which would be worth £19m – a difference of £11.4m.Race for the Golden BootHarry Kane looks set to win the Premier League Golden Boot, awarded to the competition’s leading scorer, thanks to his four goals in Tottenham’s 6-1 victory at Leicester on Thursday.Spurs go to relegated Hull today with Kane on 26 league goals for the season, two clear of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.Belgium striker Lukaku and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, third in the standings on 23 goals, will face each other at Emirates Stadium as they look to catch Kane.Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull are all leaving the Premier League after finishing in the bottom three, but there will be individual farewells too.Chelsea captain John Terry is set to end his 22-year stay at Stamford Bridge by playing his 717th game for the club.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

The Latest: Health leaders want MLB to avoid risky behavior

first_imgThe league said in the coming weeks, it will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions across the country and in Big East communities and will provide further updates on dates and formats “as appropriate.” All decisions regarding fall conference competition will be guided by health and safety concerns and will be made in accordance with NCAA actions and policies.The sports affected are men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, volleyball and field hockey. The Big East’s plans for the 2020-21 winter and spring sports seasons remain unaffected at this time.The Big East’s members, located in eight of the country’s top 36 largest media markets, are Butler, Connecticut, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.___The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition. UConn, which is scheduled to play its first season as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference has road games scheduled at Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and San Jose State. Lamont said should the team travel to a state where infection rates remain high, Husky players would be subject to Connecticut’s 14-day quarantine rule upon their return to Storrs.“Gov. Lamont has done a tremendous job leading our state through this difficult time,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said in a statement. “We will continue to consult with his team and follow the guidance of state and public health officials to find the best path forward.”___Michigan State University is temporarily reducing salaries for athletic department employees under contract who make at least $100,000 to cope with the loss of revenue related to the COVID-19 pandemic.The move announced Thursday will cost Hall of Fame basketball coach Tom Izzo just under $250,000 and football coach Mel Tucker a little more than a quarter million dollars based on a 7% cut in pay for employees making at least $500,000. ___More AP sports: and July 16, 2020 In statement issued by Executive Director Chrissie Juliano, the Big Cities Health Coalition made some recommendations about procedures to follow when the baseball season resumes July 23. They range from proper handwashing stations to only traveling on charter flights. “It is critical that the local public health status of COVID-19 be considered when determining if professional sporting events should take place in the jurisdiction, with or without spectators,” Juliano wrote. “We all want to see our teams back on their respective fields, but, frankly, this should not come at the expense of the health and safety of the people in their organizations and our community.”The coalition includes the top health officials from 30 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, including virtually every major league city. It noted that testing should not replace the quarantine of those diagnosed with COVID-19, and recommended that players and staff cooperate with contact tracing. Teams should report clusters of three or more positive cases that occur within a two-week period.___Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he’s reluctant to allow UConn’s football team to travel to states with high coronavirus infection rates this fall. Michigan State athletic Bill Beekman will reduce his $750,000 salary by 10%. Athletic department employees who make $100,000 to $149,999 will have their salaries reduced by 2%. The pay cuts will begin Sept. 1 and will end Aug. 31, 2021.___The Mid-American Conference will delay the start of its fall Olympic sports, including men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, to Sept. 3. The conference football season is also scheduled to begin that day. The conference said the decision will provide more time to provide for a safe return to competition.___The Cancun Challenge basketball tournament for men and women has been moved from Mexico to Melbourne, Florida, because of the coronavirus. “Things are changing week to week, and we are still more than two months away from our first scheduled regular-season home game,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a statement. “So we’ll wait and work with local authorities, and make the determination about fans or no fans based on the data as we get closer. … We’re ready for any scenario.”___Wisconsin is delaying its renovation of the south end-zone seating area inside Camp Randall Stadium due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic.The project was scheduled to begin after the 2020 football season and completed by the start of the 2021 schedule.“We are obviously operating in a time of great uncertainty,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “Given our construction timeline and the timing around when decisions had to be made, we felt it was best to be prudent and delay the project for a bit.’’ The announcement Thursday by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations from the NCAA.The Power Five conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — have been working toward a minimum standard for testing throughout major college football. Though the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced last week that they would play only conference games this football season to help minimize potential disruptions caused by COVID-19, other FBS conferences have not yet decided on scheduling formats for the coming season, which appears to be in peril because of the surging pandemic. AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco says the testing protocols will apply throughout the regular and bowl seasons. More operational protocols are still being finalized, as are testing protocols for other sports. ___A top-division Russian soccer game has been called off after nine people at FC Sochi tested positive for the virus. The initiative will start with 200,000 masks and could reach 500,000 if there is demand.“If we want to get back to the ballpark and get life back to life as normal this is a simple step,” 49ers CEO Jed York said about wearing masks.___Organizers of the Cancun Challenge are moving this fall’s Thanksgiving week college basketball tournament to the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.They’re hoping the new venue will help keep athletes, coaches, staff members and fans safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. The arena is located six miles from Kennedy Space Center and seats approximately 1,500 fans. Last fall organizers announced the field would feature men’s teams from Clemson, Illinois State, Mississippi State and Purdue on Nov. 24-25 and women’s teams from Florida State, Houston, Iowa, Northeastern, Purdue, Toledo, Southern California and VCU on Nov. 26-28. Tennessee was added to the women’s field later.Final details about hotels, travel packages, teams and schedules have not been finalized, organizers say, and fans are being asked to wait to book trips until more details are available.___The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has suspended fall sports, becoming the third Division I league to postpone its football season.Following fellow FCS conferences the Ivy League and Patriot League, the MEAC announced it would not have competition in the fall and consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester. The Russian Premier League says Sochi’s game against Tambov will not take place as scheduled on Thursday. The league hasn’t said how many of the nine are players.There was no mention of whether the game could be rescheduled. The league is scheduled to finish its season next Wednesday.Sochi last month won a game 10-1 against FC Rostov after a virus outbreak forced Rostov to send a team of youth and academy players. Another club, FC Orenburg, forfeited two games following an outbreak at the club and has since been relegated. Another game was postponed last month after three virus cases among Dynamo Moscow players. The games will be played at Eastern Florida State College. Details on the fields and schedule will be released later. Last year’s event was held in late November.___The San Francisco 49ers and Giants are teaming with a health care company to distribute hundreds of thousands of cloth masks throughout the Bay Area to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.The two teams announced the plan Thursday to work with Dignity Health and their flagship radio station KNBR on the initiative to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign advocating wearing masks in public.The teams will each produce masks co-branded with Dignity Health’s logo that will be distributed at no charge to fans, workers on the front lines of the pandemic and community organizations. The Giants masks are currently being distributed with the baseball season scheduled to start next week. The 49ers masks are set to be distributed starting next month. Associated Press The renovation includes enhanced seating options such as loge boxes and club seats as well as access to indoor and outdoor hospitality clubs and climate-controlled amenities and premium food offerings.Wisconsin’s renovation of the Kohl Center is on a different timeline and hasn’t been delayed at this point.___The Big East Conference has joined several other leagues in deciding to play only conference opponents during the fall sports season, if it’s able to play at all.The basketball-focused conference announced the decision Thursday. The Big East still hasn’t decided whether it will conduct a fall season and championships. The Latest: Health leaders want MLB to avoid risky behavior Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A coalition of health department leaders in major American cities cautioned Major League Baseball to avoid risky behavior when the season resumes next week. The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, though its membership is in flux. Earlier this year, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman announced they would be leaving the MEAC and joining the Southwestern Athletic Conference next year. MEAC-power North Carolina A&T has announced it will be moving to the Big South in 2021.___The Miami Dolphins say they’re prepared to play with or without spectators this season, but they will not allow fans to attend their home preseason game or training camp, and there will be no tailgating during the regular season.The changes were made because of the coronavirus and announced Thursday.Stadium capacity for regular-season games will be determined later. Social distancing will be required if spectators are allowed, and fans and stadium employees will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.last_img read more

Quick tips for incoming frosh

first_imgI don’t want to sound like your mother. Trust me, I know how that is.By this point, you’ve already made some great decisions. You’re enrolled as a University of Wisconsin student. You’re coming to Madison. You’ve decided to become a Badger.Great start.You’ve heard all the advice 1,001 times. Manage your time, don’t drink too much beer, remember to study, don’t become a small fish in a large pond.Take note of that last one.Two years ago I received an e-mail inviting me to attend The Badger Herald sports section meeting for new writers. I was interested in sports writing, as I had written for my local newspaper during my senior year of high school. So I walked in, met the editors, grabbed a women’s hockey story, and off I went. Simple as that.The more I wrote, the more I enjoyed it. I applied for the women’s basketball beat writer position and shared the duties with Tyler Mason, my current co-editor. My hard work and perseverance paid off as I was promoted to statistics editor for the fall 2007. Just a year later, I now help Tyler in running the department, have a radio show, cover the Badgers football team and get to talk to Joe Paterno, Jim Tressel, and Rich Rodriguez, people I only dreamed of meeting 24 months ago.So what? I’m sure you could care less about my sports writing career and future aspirations. But the point is, don’t believe the myths about big schools like Wisconsin. There are countless opportunities here. You just have to go out and find them.Every day I think about where I’d be had I simply ignored that first Herald e-mail. Not where I am today, that’s for sure. Instead, I put down the PlayStation controller for a bit and opened a new door for myself. The repercussions? A life-changing experience, tons of new friends and a whole lot of fun.This isn’t about sports, or writing, or newspapers at all. It certainly isn’t about me. People say that college is the time to find one’s self. A little clich?, yes, but true. Wisconsin is a place where you can do just about anything, most of which I am unaware of — and I’ve lived in Madison for two school years and a summer.My advice to you? Go ice fishing. Join Hoofers. Rush a fraternity. Become a member of one of the million and a half clubs that exist on campus. Go to football games. Meet people. Have fun.You are about to experience freedom like you never have before. Classes aren’t mandatory. Teachers won’t know your name unless you tell them. Food isn’t waiting for you after practice. And no one is going to tell you to do your homework.Scary? Perhaps. Exciting? I sure hope so.I must clarify one thing. The myths I mentioned earlier can be true. Plenty of my Badger peers are simply numbers, the thing their high school guidance counselors warned them about. It is easy to get lost in the confusion of this campus. You can eat breakfast, go to class (or not), eat lunch, take a nap, eat dinner, watch six episodes of “The Office” and go to bed. Trust me, I’ve seen it. But the key to succeeding at a big school is surrounding yourself with people like you and finding your niche. Mine, I quickly learned, is sports writing. Yours? Go find out.You can never make a small school feel big, but you can always make a big school feel small. For you, the former is irrelevant at this point. The latter, I suggest you give a try.Derek is a junior majoring in economics. He will be covering the Wisconsin football team this fall, so make sure you read The Badger Herald for complete coverage of your beloved Badgers. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Just want to talk sports? E-mail him at read more

Syracuse men and women sweep Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown in historic day

first_imgAt the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown hosted by Boston College, both the Syracuse No. 13 men and No. 27 women took first place, which marked the first sweep at the event since its inception in 2013.For the men, the win marked their third-straight top finish at the contest, while for the women, the triumph signified not only their first at the event, but their first top finish at any major meet since the NCAA Northeast Regionals in 2011, back when Syracuse was still a member of the Big East.The men ended the day with 64 points, 27 ahead of second place Army West Point. Redshirt junior Joe Dragon (24:23.5) led the team in fourth with senior Aidan Tooker (24:25.4) finishing just behind him in fifth. For Tooker, it was his third straight top-five finish at the race. Redshirt senior Kevin James (4:57.0) rounded out the top performers for the Orange in 11th. Elsewhere, sophomore Noah Beveridge (4:59.7) followed up his strong performance at the Harry Lang Invitational last week, taking 21st.The women finished with 35 points, 48 ahead of host Boston College. The women also notably topped No. 25 Dartmouth on the day, which finished sixth. The meet also marked the debuts of two Syracuse transfers who both performed well. Junior Amanda Vestri (5:29.3) led the way for the Orange in second while graduate student Jordan Jacob (17:27.1) finished seventh. Sophomore Laura Dickinson (17:05.4) ended third while redshirt junior Rachel Bonner (5:38.0) took ninth.Head coach Brien Bell sees both sides of the team as “the deepest we have ever had at Syracuse” and is using these early season meets as a way of sorting out who and who will not be part of the normal eight- to ten-person lineup during championship season. Despite the positive results, Bell has stressed that he does not want the team to get too bogged down in premature results.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our first major stop is ACC Championships,” said Bell. “It is just a race. It is an indicator in the sense that people can get a little experience and kind of see where they are.”The Orange will get a month-long break to rest and prepare before returning to action at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Oct. 18. Comments Published on September 20, 2019 at 7:35 pm Contact Eli: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fight preview: Isaac Dogboe returns against Chris Avalos

first_imgOne year and two months. That’s how long it’s been since Ghana’s darling boy of boxing, Isaac Dogboe, last took to the ring. The result on that occasion? A gut wrenching defeat against Emmanuel Navarette, in their WBO super bantamweight world title rematch.That defeat raised a lot of uncertainty around the 25 year old’s career, with his father and trainer, Paul Dogboe, famously urging his fighter to quit and return to school. It’s been a tough but fulfilling journey since then for Dogboe, who believes he has found the needed motivation and drive to return to the ring. The Royal Storm, who could’ve made his long awaited return to the ring last November against Carl Frampton, until the latter failed to recover from an injury, will make his come back against Mexican American, Chris Avalos on July 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.This time, Dogboe will be fighting in a different weight class – the featherweight division, after he decided to move up from the Super-bantamweight division.Despite Dogboe’s ill fate in his last two bouts, the former champion has enjoyed a fairly successful career so far, and still boats of a highly enviable record, with 20 wins from his 22 bouts – the two defeats coming against Mexican Emmanuel Navarette. His opponent, Chris Avalos, though very experienced, has never tasted world championship success. Avalos has lost in his two previous attempts at a world title – against Carl Frampton for the IBF title in 2015, and Leo Santa Cruz, for the WBA title in 2017. The 30 year old’s career consists of 27 wins from his 34 career bouts, 7 losses, with 4 coming via knockout. The clash between the two is bound to be an exciting spectacle, with both boxers itching to get back to winning ways after respective defeats in their two previous fights. Scheduled to last eight rounds under the lights in Las Vegas, Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe, will be bent on proving to himself and the boxing world once again, that he is the real deal.last_img read more

THE TRUTH: Did Zab Judah really floor ‘unsinkable’ Mayweather in training?

first_imgMayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe says that there is absolutely no truth to reports that Zab Judah knocked out Floyd Mayweather Jr with a body shot during a recent sparring session.This so-called incident has spread like wildfire after starting up somewhere on the internet. First Judah himself denied that it ever happened, and no Ellberbe is saying it’s not true.“False…nothing like that. It never happened,” Ellerbe told when asked whether Judah had knocked Mayweather down during one of their sparring sessions. Zab is in camp. He’s helping with the preparations along with several other sparring partners.When asked about the claims in an interview, Ellerbe told Sky Sports News HQ:“False. No. Zab is in camp. Zab is a tremendous fighter – he’s been helping with the preparations along with several other sparring partners. They are really pushing Floyd. Floyd is treating this fight and the preparation as business as usual.”That’s the end of that. A little over a week ago, Jeff Mayweather reported that Mayweather was really working Judah over during their sparring sessions. He said that Judah was getting dominated so badly that he’d stopped throwing punches back at Mayweather.Jeff later apologized for leaking the information about the sparring, because he felt that it wasn’t the right thing for him to have done.Ellerbe says that Mayweather is treating this fight like he has with all the other fights during his career. Pacquiao is no different than the other 47 opponents that Mayweather has faced and beaten.He’s just another name that he plans on adding to his win column as he heads towards his 50th win.We’ll see about that. –last_img read more

Manchester United wants Pjanić again, negotiations next Week?

first_imgManchester United is interested again in the midfielder of Roma, Miralem Pjanić, claims British The Mirror.United entered the race with one of its biggest rivals Liverpool, and apparently for Miralem’s services Barcelona is interested as well.Louis van Gaal compiled a wish list for the summer transfer period, and besides Pjanić, there were also Mats Hummels, Nathaniel Clyne and Memphis Depay.According to the same source, Liverpool already prepared 37 million pounds since Pjanić was seen as an ideal replacement for the legend of the club, Steven Gerrard.Next week, Manchester United will begin negotiations with Roma about transfer of B&H national team representative, claims The Mirror.(Source: