Saving India’s tigers from extinction

first_img– Advertisement – These reserves allowed the land to return to nature and the tigers to flourish, protected by wardens. Tiger expert Valmik Thapar tells the BBC how he saw tiger numbers grow substantially, reaching 4000 in the 1990s. But since then poaching has returned and he fears for the future of the tiger.- Advertisement – Witness Historycenter_img By the early 1970s Indian tigers had been hunted and poached to the edge of extinction – just 1800 were left, down from an estimated 40,000 in the 1930s. The Prime Minister at the time, Indira Gandhi, banned hunting and set up 15 reserves across the country to try to re-establish the tiger in its natural habitat. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Primeira Liga Review: Sporting march on as Gil Vicente finally win

first_imgThe hosts headed into the match two points behind Sporting but looked on as their opponents moved into third thanks to substitute Junya Tanaka netting the decisive goal in the fifth minute of added time.Sporting are 10 points behind leaders Benfica, who are six clear of nearest rivals Porto.At the other end of the table, Gil Vicente finally recorded their maiden league win of the season – triumphing 2-1 in an ill-tempered basement battle at home to second-bottom Penafiel, with the clash finishing as a game of nine-a-side.Gil Vicente’s Jander and Penafiel’s Davi Nkumu – the latter for two bookings inside 38 minutes – had already been sent off by the time Rabiola put the visitors ahead in the final minute of the first half.Joao Vilela levelled from a 54th-minute penalty that came after Penafiel goalkeeper Julio Coelho received his marching orders.Simeon Nwankwo completed the turnaround, although Gil Vicente had to hold out without Ruben Ribeiro – the midfielder’s second caution arriving four minutes from time. Nacional overcame 10-man Boavista by the same scoreline thanks to a Lucas Joao brace.Boavista led thanks to Leozinho’s third-minute effort but had Afonso Figueiredo red-carded in the closing stages.Arouca are level on 15 points with Nacional – four above the bottom two – after beating fellow strugglers Vitoria Setubal 2-1, while Rio Ave and Maritimo played out a goalless draw.last_img read more

Jermell Charlo regains WBC junior middleweight title, drops Tony Harrison three times

first_imgPetr Khamukov vs. Maceo CrowderMiddleweight Andre Dirrell vs. Juan Ubaldo CabreraSuper middleweight 8:22 p.m.:  Near the end of the third round, Giron sent Balderas to the mat with a blistering left hook. He got at up at the count of nine, but stumbled back to the corner. The referee told him to come forward. The first time he didn’t do so and the second time he stumbled there. Why did the referee alllow that to happen? Absolutely uncalled for. That’s why fighters suffer serious injuries. The referees need to be looking out for these fighters.8:08 p.m.:  Kicking off the main card of Harrison vs. Charlo 2 is Carlos Balderas (9-0. 8 KOs) meeting Rene Giron (13-1, 7 KOs) in lightweight action.The bout is an eight-round contest, so neither guy can afford to make a monumental mistake because if they do, it will be hard climb back up. 8:00 p.m.:  Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of the rematch between Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo for the WBC junior middleweight title. Sit back and relax as SN takes you along for what should be an exciting night of action.Tony Harrison vs. Jermell Charlo 2 undercard resultsHugo Centeno Jr. and Juan Macias Montiel battle to a split draw (97-93 Centeno, 96-94 Montiel, 95-95); MiddleweightOscar Escandon def. Jhack Tepora by knockout at 1:30 of the first round; Jr. LightweightAndre Dirrell def. Juan Ubaldo Cabrera via TKO at 1:36 of the fifth round; Super MiddleweightTony Harrison vs. Jermell Charlo 2 fight cardMatchupClassBeltTony Harrison vs. Jermell CharloJr. middleweightWBCEfe Ajagba vs. Iago KiladzeHeavyweight Eimantas Stanionis vs. Julio Cesar SanchezWelterweight Anthony Flagg vs. Jamarcus WarrenLight heavyweight Adrian Taylor vs. German PerezHeavyweightcenter_img Charlo was a man of his word, dropping Harrison three times, including twice in the 11th round, to win by TKO to recapture the WBC crown. Sporting News had the fight scored 95-94 for Harrison at the time of the stoppage.“I got the belt back,” Charlo said in his post-fight interview on Fox. “It took me a while, but I didn’t leave it up to the judges. Tony’s a former champion, he came to fight. He had a lot on the line, he had pressure on him. I did what I had to do. I went in there, I dominated, and I knocked him out.” LIONS ONLY! 🦁 @TwinCharlo knocks down Harrison not once, but twice in Round 11 to win back his belt! #HarrisonCharlo2 pic.twitter.com/o4coEpIBwV— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) December 22, 2019 Charlo came out a man on a mission and unloaded everything he could in the opening round. That plan nearly worked as he dropped Harrison with a perfect left hook in the second round. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearHarrison (28-3, 21 KOs) composed himself and took control of the fight by walking Charlo down, throwing pinpoint shots and leaving Charlo desperate for answers as he continously would throw one punch at a time. Sensing the fight was close, Charlo started to increase his output in the ninth round while Harrison was feeling like he was well ahead and decreased his activity. During the 11th round, Charlo (33-1, 17 KOs) threw a left hook that staggered Harrison and a second left hook sent the Detroit native to the canvas for the second time. Feeling like the title was in his grasp, Charlo threw another left hook followed by three violent left uppercuts and an overhand right to send Harrison back down. Charlo thought the fight was over and jumped to the second turnbuckle in jubliation. But a member of the California commission told Charlo the bout was still on. Charlo put Harrison away with a barrage of heavy shots, which was enough for referee Jack Reiss to step in and call the fight.Here is what happened at Tony Harrison vs. Jermell Charlo 2.Tony Harrison vs. Jermell Charlo 2 live results, updatesJermell Charlo stops Tony Harrison to regain WBC junior middleweight title10:44 p.m.: Charlo def. Harrison by knockout at 2:28 of the eleventh round to win the WBC junior middleweight championship.  The beginning of the end came when Charlo hit Harrison and then dropped him with another left hook. Charlo understanding he had Harrison in trouble and threw another left hook coupled three vicious left uppercuts punctuated by a right hand to send Harrison back to the mat. Charlo closed the show by getting Harrison against the ropes and uncorking a series of left hands and referee Jack Reiss had seen enough and called it off. Round 10:  Harrison took his foot off the pedal for the majority of the round which allowed Charlo to gain a bit of confidence and start to land to the body. Harrison came back during the final 30 seconds with a combination, but not enough to win it. Needs to keep up for a full three minutes. It’s still a fight. (10-9 Charlo, 95-94 Harrison)Round 9:  Charlo finally started to up the activity and it paid off. Needs to continue it as he’s in trouble. (10-9 Charlo, 86-84 Harrison)Round 8: Better round for Charlo, but Harrison is now the one landing the sharper shots including the stiff jabs and crisp straight right hands. Once again, Charlo needs to up his workrate. (10-9 Harrison, 77-74 Harrison)Round 7:  Harrison can’t miss right now. Everything he’s throwing is connecting. It isn’t like Charlo isn’t touching Harrison up. He’s doing that, but it’s too often one punch at a time and not enough combinations. (10-9 Harrison, 67-65 Harrison)Round 6:  Can see the adjustment Harrison made and it’s paying off in spades. He keeps staying on the inside and is beating Charlo up. Charlo keeps looking for a KO and Harrison is trying to win by boxing and that’s proving to be more effective. (10-9 Harrison, 57-56 Harrison)Round 5:  Very surprised by Harrison, who is walking down Charlo, staying on the inside and outboxing Charlo. He’s starting upstairs and then pounding the body. (10-9 Harrison, 47-47)Round 4:  Great action-packed three minutes. Harrison and Charlo had different blocks of moments but more of them came from Charlo. He’s throwing more combinations where Harrison more often not is throwing two at a time. (Charlo 10-9, 38-37 Charlo)Round 3:  Charlo came out on fire, looking to put Harrison away. But Harrison stayed composed and weathered the storm and started fighting well on the inside with right and left hands. How does Charlo adjust now? (10-9 Harrison, 28-28)Round 2:  Harrison was in control and using Charlo’s eagerness to his advantage until he hit Charlo with a short right hand and got immediately blasted with a left hook to get sent to the canvas. (Charlo 10-8, 19-18 Charlo)Round 1:  A tactical opening round which plays into Harrison’s hands on controlling the distance with the jab. Charlo is coming out too aggressive and needs to keep his composure. (Harrison 10-9)9:45 p.m.:  It is now time for the main event as Tony Harrison (28-2, 21 KOs) and Jermell Charlo (32-1, 16 KOs) battle one more time for the WBC junior middleweight title. Something has to give here. Who can make the adjustments from the first fight one year ago and walk out with the gold?Efe Ajagba drops Iago Kiladze twice to win in tougher than expected fight9:25 p.m.: Ajagba def. Kiladze by knockout at 2:09 of the fifth round.  After getting through a tough third round, in which he got dropped for the first time in his career, the Olympian had a good fourth round and closed it out in the fifth. He was hitting Kiladze with some hard right hands until a right uppercut sent Kiladze stumbling to the canvas. Seeing he could finally put the gritty Kiladze away, Ajagba threw one hard shot after another until Kiladze’s corner got on the apron and told the referee to stop it.That was a test Ajagba needed but also a little worrisome. He can’t be getting dropped by journeyman fighters if he’s going to make some noise in a division that needs new stars. A learning experience much needed and one Ajagba will learn from.Round 4: Good bounce back round for Ajagba. He went back to utlizing the jab and didn’t let Kiladze keep the momentum he had from the previous round. (10-9 Ajagba, 38-36 Ajagba)Round 3:  A fascinating round. Ajagba looked to have Kiladze out on his feet after a right hand. The referee let the fight go on. Kildaze challenged Ajagba to come at him and shockingly dropped Ajagba with a counter right hand. Anything can happen in boxing. A bad job by Ajagba not putting Kildaze away when he had him hurt. Put him away when the moment is there. (10-8 Kiladze, 28-27 Ajagba)Round 2:  It was a round where Kiladze was effective with the jab but in the heavyweight division, you are one shot away from victory. Ajagba did that, blasting Kiladze with a right hand to send him to the canvas. Ajagba tried to put Kiladze away with a series of heavy left and right hands but Kiladze survived. Only a matter of time. (10-8 Ajagba, 20-17 Ajagba)Round 1:  Ajagba nearly put Kiladze away in the opening moments after throwing a stiff jab followed by a hard straight hand. He’s able to keep Kiladze at bay with the jab, so let’s see how Kildaze adjusts. (10-9, Ajagba)8:58 p.m.:  It is time for the co-main event of Harrison vs. Charlo 2, as Efe Ajagba takes on Iago Kiladze in a 10-round heavyweight contest. Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) is thought of as one of the top prospects in a division sorely needing a second crop to join unified champion Anthony Joshua, WBC titlist Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury. After winning six in a row, Kiladze (26-4-1, 18 KOs) is 0-3-1 in his last four. This should be nothing more than Ajagba getting in some work against a battle tested veteran.Rene Giron upsets Carlos Balderas with sixth-round stoppage8:41 p.m.: Giron def. Balderas by knockout at 2:59 of the sixth-round. An exciting sixth-round was commencing with each guy trading heavy shots. At one point, Balderas dared Giron to hit him right to the chin. Giron had no problem obliging as he smacked a right hand to the liver and then a vicious left hook sent Balderas to the canvas. Balderas tried to time the count of the referee to get up at nine. By the time he rose back to his feet, the referee was already at 10 and the fight was over.A great way to start the main card, with good back-and-forth action. But this was an instance where Balderas underestimated the 20-year-old Giron and he paid for it dearly as the 2016 Olympian suffered the first defeat of his career. No coming back from this one! 😵Rene Tellez Giron drops Karlos Balderas a second time and this time it’s all over! #HarrisonCharlo2 pic.twitter.com/5Tl3jpeH95— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) December 22, 2019  Jhack Tepora vs. Oscar EscandonJr. lightweight Hugo Centeno Jr. vs. Juan Macias MontielMiddleweight Jermell Charlo felt he got robbed in his first fight against Tony Harrison back in December 2018. That’s when he suffered his first pro loss and the WBC junior middleweight title to boot.Charlo vowed that he’d get his belt back in Saturday’s rematch at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, Calif.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 8, 2016

first_imgWellington Police Notes: Monday, August 8, 2016•12:22 a.m. Joseph L. Elliott, 32,Wellington was arrested, confined and bonded for an assault charge.•6:01 a.m.  Officers investigated a theft in the 100 block of W. Hillside.•10:23 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of an adult tricycle in the 900 block of N. Woodlawn.•10:35 a.m. Leta N Logan, 56,Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 35 mph in a 20 mph zone.•1:55 p.m. Joseph A. Newman, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective brake/tail lights.•2:45 p.m. Tami L. Dillon, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with illegal registration for expired tag.•3:20 p.m.  Dustin C. Dockery, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 48 mph in a 20 mph zone.•4:42 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 1500 block of N. C.•5:55 p.m. Juvenile, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeying a stop sign.•10:41 p.m.  Officers investigated a runaway child in need of care in the 200 block of N. Keys. The child was eventually located.last_img read more