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McGregor monsters Aldo in 13-second UFC title fight

Updated December 13, 2015 17:25:41

Conor McGregor is crowned the UFC featherweight champion Photo: A new champ is crowned … Conor McGregor took just 14 seconds to end Jose Aldo’s reign as featherweight champion. (USA Right now Sports/Reuters: Gary A. Vasquez)
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Conor McGregor has taken just 13 seconds to win the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title.

McGregor landed a potent left hook on the jaw of champion Jose Aldo, knocking him out and consigning him to his second loss in 27 professional fights.

The outspoken Irishman improves to 19-2.

On the undercard, Luke Rockhold unseated Chris Weidman as the UFC’s middleweight champion, winning their title fight by TKO in the fourth round.

Rockhold dominated the stand-up game, landing 161 strikes to Weidman’s 62 and ultimately referee Herb Dean was forced to cease the fight as Weidman was no longer able to defend himself from a flurry of punches.

“This is undescribable (sic). Are you kidding me?” an exhausted Rockhold mentioned immediately after the fight.

“This is a joke. I cannot even believe this is real appropriate now.”

Weidman famously won his title from a single of the sport’s greatest champions when Anderson Silva was showboating and Weidman clocked him on the jaw at UFC 162 in July, 2013.

Given that then, the 31-year-old won a rematch with Silva and defeated Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort, carrying a 13- record into the fight with Rockhold.

Belfort was a single of just two fighters to have beaten Rockhold in mixed martial arts, getting completed so halfway by way of the initial round of their bout back in Might, 2013.

Subjects: martial-arts, sport, united-states

Initial posted December 13, 2015 17:15:50

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Brisbane Roar fight back to beat Wellington Phoenix in Cairns

Updated December 12, 2015 19:54:57

Jamie Maclaren breaks away against the Wellington Phoenix Photo: Jamie Maclaren had a host of possibilities just before ultimately scoring the winner for Brisbane. (Getty Photos: Chris Hyde)
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Brisbane has clawed a two-1 win more than Wellington thanks to a late Jamie McLaren aim in hot and humid conditions in the first ever A-League clash in Cairns.

In-kind Roy Krishna place the Phoenix in front on the stroke of half-time, punishing the Roar for a litany of wasted possibilities in attack.

But coach John Aloisi’s rejigged side found its groove in the second half, with substitute Steven Lustica and Maclaren providing the goals that secured the Roar’s very first win in a month.


Brisbane two-1 Wellington
in Cairns, December 12, 2015
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14Shots off targetten
Brisbane Roar: two (Lustica 71′, Maclaren 86′)

Wellington Phoenix: 1 (Krishna 45+1′)

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The outcome keeps Brisbane in touch with early A-League pacesetters Western Sydney and Melbourne Victory, even though the Phoenix have now dropped to sixth on the ladder.

Unable to play at Lang Park since it is getting returfed following two current concerts, the Roar only pulled in a disappointing five,162 fans at Cazalys Stadium, even though some supporters would have been deterred by the harsh mid-afternoon sun.

Players were provided respite from testing circumstances with a drinks break midway by way of the very first half, with the pre-match wet bulb globe temperature reading at 28 – according to FFA’s heat policy, the threshold at which drinks break or a delayed kick-off ought to be regarded as.

The 1st breakthrough for Brisbane came in the 71st minute, not long soon after Aloisi emptied his bench with his third and final adjust.

Creating up for a fluffed opportunity minutes earlier, Maclaren unleashed Jean Carlos Solorzano with an impressive via ball and the Costa Rican’s cutback located Lustica, who blasted residence from close range.

Maclaren then netted the winner with 4 minutes to go, latching onto a lengthy ball from the back and rounding goalkeeper Glen Moss, whose attempt at collecting the ball really set the former Perth Glory frontman up with a fortuitous ricochet.

Brisbane must have taken the lead far earlier but seemed gun-shy and were usually thwarted by outstanding final-ditch Wellington defending.

They had the greater of the initial half but dropped their guard just ahead of the break when Fijian flyer Krishna scored his fifth objective of the season.

Hovering at the corner of the penalty box, Krishna was afforded far also considerably space by Brisbane’s defenders.

Cutting onto his right, he danced about lax challenges from Jack Hingert and Dimi Petratos and fired off a low shot that identified the bottom corner.


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Subjects: a-league, soccer, sport, cairns-4870, qld, australia, brisbane-4000

First posted December 12, 2015 19:17:57

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US to deploy unique force to expand fight against Islamic State

Posted December 02, 2015 05:53:09

The United States says it will deploy a new force of specific operations troops to Iraq that will be capable to conduct raids, free of charge hostages, capture Islamic State leaders and carry out “unilateral operations” in Syria.

Key points

  • US defence secretary announces plan to deploy new expeditionary group to Iraq
  • Troops would be utilized to conduct raids against Islamic State leaders and carry out ‘unilateral operations’ in Syria
  • Force to be deployed in Iraq, official says
  • US ‘eager’ to do far more to help nearby forces combat the Islamic State group

US defence secretary Ash Carter offered couple of particulars on the new expeditionary group.

It is separate from a previously announced deployment of up to 50 US unique operations troops in Syria to coordinate on the ground with US-backed rebels fighting in a civil war raging given that 2011.

Mr Carter said the new force would be bigger than the a single getting sent into Syria, but did not specify how many troops it would include.

The Pentagon chief said the new deployment of this “specialised expeditionary targeting force” was being carried out in coordination with the government of Iraq and would help Iraqi government security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

“These unique operators will over time be able to conduct raids, cost-free hostages, gather intelligence, and capture ISIL leaders,” Mr Carter told the US Property of Representatives Armed Solutions Committee, utilizing an acronym for Islamic State.

“This force will also be in a position to conduct unilateral operations into Syria.”

A US defence official, speaking on situation of anonymity, stated the new force would be primarily based in Iraq.

US president Barack Obama is under stress to accelerate a US-led coalition’s efforts to combat Islamic State, in distinct following the November 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 folks.

Mr Obama has been reluctant to commit large numbers of American ground troops, instead deploying restricted numbers of advisors and elite forces.

Ash Carter testifies before House Armed Services Committee Photo: US defence secretary Ash Carter (L) stated the force would be capable to carry out “unilateral operations” in Syria. (Reuters: Gary Cameron)

Critics, including Republicans in Congress, accuse Mr Obama of moving also slowly against Islamic State, which controls large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria and claimed duty for the Paris attacks.

The leading US military officer, Marine Corps Basic Joseph Dunford, mentioned the new elite force would significantly accelerate the collection of intelligence, which “will make our operations significantly more successful”.

“We’re fighting a campaign across Iraq and Syria so we’re going to go where the enemy is, and we’re going to conduct operations exactly where they most effectively degrade the capabilities of the enemy,” General Dunford testified.

Mr Carter stated all coalition members should do far more. He cited gaps along the Turkish-Syrian border that Islamic State makes use of to smuggle goods and fighters to and from the battlefield.

“Turkey have to do more to handle its typically-porous border,” he stated.

“Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states joined the air campaign in the early days, but have because been pre-occupied by the conflict in Yemen.”


Topics: unrest-conflict-and-war, iraq, syrian-arab-republic, united-states

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Men should remain in Syria, Iraq to fight Islamic State: Liberal backbencher

Posted December 01, 2015 14:01:31

A former Abbott government frontbencher has criticised male asylum seekers who seek refuge overseas instead of fighting for their homeland.

Liberal backbencher Bob Baldwin told Parliament last evening that it was “a bit wealthy” to expect coalition soldiers to fight in nations such as Syria and Iraq when appropriately aged citizens have been fleeing the violence.

He mentioned he would fight, and anticipate his sons to take up arms, if Australia came beneath attack.

“What I have noticed, as have several of my constituents, is that a huge quantity of the refugees fleeing Syria, Iraq and other war-torn nations seem to be predominantly males amongst 18 and 45,” he said.

“Why are they not staying and instruction to defend their land, their way of life and their rights?… It is a bit rich to expect other folks from foreign countries to lay down their lives for you if you are not prepared to stand and fight.”

Mr Baldwin spoke in support of the Government’s legislation to strip dual nationals of their Australian citizenship if convicted of a terror offence.

“If you do not like Australia and all it has to provide, then do not come, do not keep, go back to where you came from,” he stated.

Mr Baldwin stated he was proud to speak on the bill, stating there was “no room in the globe for Daesh [another name for Islamic State] death cults”.

The bill passed the Reduced Home overnight and is scheduled for debate in the Senate this evening.

Mr Baldwin also expressed concerns more than the vetting of refugees, which Immigration Minister Peter Dutton addressed in Parliament yesterday.

Mr Dutton stated that the 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to be resettled in Australia would be topic to “the most rigorous criteria”.

“We are applying biometric and fingerprint testing,” he stated.

“We can be assured that people who are applying below that plan are indeed those who are most in need to have.

“If we discover an applicant where we have a suspicion about the person’s motivation or background or affiliations, that particular person will not proceed into this plan, they will not be coming to this nation.”

Topics: federal-parliament, refugees, australia, syrian-arab-republic, iraq

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World’s biggest polluter wants to lead fight against climate change

Posted November 29, 2015 07:00:37

A man walks past a power plant in eastern Beijing. Photo: Provincial governments in China have issued 155 permits for new coal-fired power plants, despite the country’s efforts to reduce emissions. (ABC: Bill Birtles)

Regardless of pumping as a lot carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as the subsequent four biggest polluters combined, China will use this week’s UN conference in Paris to stake a worldwide leadership claim on climate modify.

Six years on from the disappointing Copenhagen conference, exactly where China was seen by the West as largely impeding a binding agreement, Beijing is bringing a raft of ambitious commitments to the table.

Smog covers downtown Beijing Photo: A heavy smog covers Beijing. (ABC: Stephen McDonell)

Chief among them, a state-led investment drive for renewables with an aim of sourcing 20 per cent of the country’s power requirements from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

Accompanying that is a pledge to peak the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions by about 2030, and to lessen carbon emission intensity by up to 65 per cent in the identical period.

Li Yuan, the CEO of China Merchants New Power Group [the green power arm of a main state-owned enterprise] mentioned the planet has “already witnessed China’s speed in developing its green power industry”.

“Final year’s speed was the quickest. This year we’ve reached the highest capacity construction of wind energy and solar energy in the globe.”

China in 2014 spent about $ 115 billion on solar and wind power, and other types of renewable power, putting it far ahead of the European Union and the United States for investment.

In a sign of how eager Beijing is to invest, Mr Li’s firm has gone from operating one solar energy plant to running 46 of them in 3 years.

Questions raised more than pilot emissions trading scheme

Another pledge China has announced includes the creation of a national carbon emissions trading scheme by 2017.

Pilot applications have been trialled in seven cities, but in at least a single of them, Shenzhen, permit trading has been sluggish since of the slowing economy and an oversupply of permits.

That has raised inquiries about the effectiveness of the national scheme after it has been launched.

Large solar panels are seen in a solar power plant in northwest China Photo: China spent $ 155 billion on renewable energy final year. (AFP: China Out)

Further concerns are becoming raised about China’s heavy reliance on coal.

A current revision of national coal use figures revealed the government had been underreporting the quantity of coal getting used for energy every single year by as much as 600 million tonnes, or 17 per cent of the country’s total use.

And despite power demand dropping off in line with a slowing economy, a Greenpeace study revealed provincial governments have issued 155 permits for new coal-fired power plants.

“If those power plants are constructed in the future, they will create 6 per cent of the annual carbon dioxide emissions of China. So that will pose a great threat to the Chinese effort for meeting the objectives of cutting coal and cutting carbon emissions,” Greenpeace East Asia campaigner Dong Liansai said.

China’s president Xi Jinping will address the opening ceremony of the Paris conference, but Chinese officials have said they will not be bringing any added pledges to the table.

The country’s prime climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua cautioned that China’s economy and continual pursuit of stability would be factored in to the government’s plans.

“We are taking all the proper actions to solve this problem [climate change]. But right now, in accordance with our existing stage of development, China’s current scenario need to consider the stability of the economy, the employment of workers,” he mentioned.

“So we may well need to work to execute our objective step by step.”

Topics: pollution, air-pollution, atmosphere, climate-change, planet-politics, china, france

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Interstate fire crews to join fight against deadly SA blaze

Updated November 26, 2015 05:44:20

Firefighters from interstate are nowadays expected to join the fight against a major bushfire in South Australia that has killed at least two people.

Fire crews worked by way of the evening battling the blaze north of Adelaide, which has burnt via about 90,000 hectares of land.

Eight strike teams of firefighters travelling from Victoria are due to arrive this morning to support battle the blaze, which the Nation Fire Service (CFS) has warned could continue for days.

On Wednesday night South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill confirmed two folks had died in the fire and said a third individual was feared dead.

He said authorities were operating to formally identify the dead.

At least 3 individuals who have been helping fight the fire have also been taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with severe burns.

On Wednesday night the major fire activity was around Kapunda.

The fire front was about 40 kilometres wide and was burning amongst Nuriootpa and Kapunda.

Hay storage shed burns Photo: A hay storage shed burns in Wasleys as the bushfire sweeps by means of the area. (ABC News: Tony Hill)

CFS chief officer Greg Nettleton mentioned the total perimeter of the fire was 211 kilometres.

“So if you can picture a continuous fire line from Adelaide to Port Pirie, that’s the perimeter of the fire that we’ve got to contend with over the subsequent few days,” he said on Wednesday night.

“Now some of that perimeter will be pretty easy to extinguish and make secure, but there will be other regions of that perimeter that will be really difficult as it gets into more and much more challenging timbered nation.”

The blaze began at Pinery about midday on Wednesday and travelled 50 kilometres in just four hours.

The trigger of the fire is still unknown.

Relief centres have been set up at the Gawler Sports and Recreation Centre, the Balaklava Racecourse and Clare showgrounds.

A bushfire recovery hotline has been established, the quantity is 1800 302 787.

Police have also set up a Register.Locate.Reunite website for anybody affected by the fires.

Two people in bushfire smoke Photo: Heatbreak for the residents of a home lost at Wasleys. (ABC News: Tony Hill)

Topics: bushfire, fires, disasters-and-accidents, emergency-incidents, sa, mallala-5502, australia, kapunda-5373, freeling-5372, tarlee-5411

1st posted November 26, 2015 05:42:25

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UK sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria

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Image caption Malaria is triggered by a parasite spread by mosquitoes

The UK government is to generate a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.

The Ross Fund will be run in partnership with US philanthropists, Bill and Melinda Gates.

It is named soon after Sir Ronald Ross who became Britain’s 1st Nobel Prize winner in 1902 for his discovery that malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes.

The number of people dying from malaria is falling but a youngster still dies from the disease each minute in Africa.

Ministers say the partnership with the Microsoft founder and his wife Melinda marks a “basic restructuring” of the UK’s help spending budget.

The £1bn will come from the UK’s overseas help price range over the next 5 years.

Of the total:

  • £115m is earmarked for study into new drugs, diagnostics and insecticides for malaria, TB and other infectious ailments
  • A additional £188m will be spent on improving biodefences and fast response systems to quickly-spreading epidemics such as Ebola

Chancellor George Osborne mentioned one particular billion men and women had been infected with malaria and 500,000 youngsters die from the disease every year.

He stated the government’s commitment to overseas aid helps to “promote our national security and interests around the world”.

Functioning with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will aid us in “our joint ambition to see an end to this international disease in our lifetimes”, he added.

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Image caption Insecticide-treated bed nets have helped to lessen situations of malaria

Mr Gates, co-chairman of the foundation, said eradicating malaria and other poverty-connected infectious diseases would be “one particular of humanity’s greatest achievements”.

“With the combined skill and experience of British scientists leveraging the weight of each public and private financing and the continued leadership of George Osborne and the UK, [the] announcement of the Ross Fund will play a important function in reaching that objective,” he added.

The UK’s International Improvement Secretary Justine Greening stated a “wholesome, prosperous planet is in Britain’s interest” and that preventing deadly diseases is a “wise investment”.

The “restructuring” strategy is expected to be set out by the chancellor in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement.

The international development department is protected from cuts and has noticed its price range increase year-on-year given that 2010.

The government is expected to continue spending .7% of GDP on overseas aid.

A report published in the journal Nature earlier this year showed 663 million circumstances of malaria have been prevented in Africa as a result of concerted efforts to tackle the disease since 2000.

Researchers from Oxford University attributed the reduction largely to bed nets. The drug artemisinin and spraying houses with insecticide also played a part.

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