The easiest way to reduce the bank fees you pay

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Kerri Anne RenzulliShift your money over from a big bank to a credit unionLooking to avoid those annoying—and expensive—monthly fees on your checking account? You might want to take your funds to a credit union.A survey released Thursday by found that 72% of America’s largest credit unions still offer standalone free checking accounts. And another 26% waive fees if customers meet certain requirements, like accepting e-statements or opting for direct deposit.Credit unions look ever more attractive compared to the nations biggest retail banks—only 38% of which now offer free checking, down from 65% five years ago.Even when credit unions do levy checking fees, those charges are typically between $2 and $3, about half of what traditional banks will deduct. continue reading »last_img read more

Move on in or develop Carina property

first_imgThe home has been renovated from top to bottom.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020One of the bedrooms has a built-in robe and there is extra storage in the double lockup garage. Internal stairs lead to the upstairs open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. The big kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, and plenty of bench and cupboard space. This area opens through sliding doors to the covered deck. The three upstairs bedrooms have built-in robes and the family bathroom has a separate bath and shower. The deck overlooks the backyard.Polished timber floors feature throughout the second storey and the living area downstairs is tiled. The home is built on a 610sq m block with established trees and shrubs. The property at 80 Broadway St can be bought on its own or with the adjoining rear property at 31 Murchison St, Carina.“The two combined properties offer a total land size of 1285sq m with multiple subdivision and development opportunities available to the prospective buyers,” Ms Watson said. Offers for the properties close at 5pm on Wednesday, May 3. The home at 80 Broadway St, Carina.THIS two-storey, renovated family home is in the Camp Hill State School catchment. The property at 80 Broadway St, Carina, has been raised to legal height and has five bedrooms, two living areas and two bedrooms spread across two levels. Marking agent Pathrina Watson said the home had a blend of modern decor and traditional warmth.“A clever floorplan ensures the upstairs and downstairs spaces flow beautifully and the layout would easily accommodate dual living arrangements,” she said. On the lower level, there are two bedrooms, a combined bathroom and laundry, and a living area that flows out to the ground floor patio.last_img read more

R.M Lodha, BCCI stunned by Rahul Johri’s mail to Ombudsman

first_imgNew Delhi: Justice R.M. Lodha while proposing recommendations for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had put special emphasis on the conflict of interest clause. In fact, that the Ombudsman D.K. Jain has asked Sourav Ganguly to explain his position as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president and Delhi Capitals (DC) advisor is due to the Lodha panels proposals. But the former Chief Justice of India is saddened how his proposals have been taken for a ride.This is after BCCI CEO Rahul Johri wrote to the ombudsman, asking him to allow the former India skipper to continue in his role if Ganguly makes ‘full disclosures’ of his interests. Johri on behalf of the board wrote to Jain that if full disclosures were made, Ganguly for his ‘vast knowledge’, should be allowed to continue. This is a clear case of interfering in the functioning of the ombudsman and Lodha isn’t too pleased. Speaking to IANS, Lodha rued how Johri’s act is a clear example of people holding positions in the board trying to interfere in the transparent functioning of the BCCI.“Very true (it is interference). Look those who are tasked to enforce the rules, if they themselves seek relaxations, God help them. What can I say? My whole idea is being spoilt. If they want to relax conflict of interest, this doesn’t happen actually and unfortunately it is a sad state of affairs,” he explained.Echoing the sentiments, another BCCI official said while the panel had gone overboard in some cases and it looked as an attempt to keep individuals out rather than address situations. But all that doesn’t matter as the order of the Supreme Court is final. “See, the whole Lodha Committee edifice was based on the perception of eradication of issues of conflict of interest. I think the Lodha Committee did go overboard in their articulation of what defines conflict of interest and the resolution of conflict. Certain illustrations seem as if an effort has been made to keep individuals out rather than to address situations of conflict. I also feel that they failed to take into account the ecosystem of a sport that was doing well.“However, what I or for the other matter anyone else feels is immaterial. There is an order of the Supreme Court which must be followed. If such a letter has indeed gone out (from Johri to Jain), it is ill advised in terms of law but in terms of conflict (in violation of Lodha reforms) it may possibly be correct.“The issue however is that practically we all knew how difficult these rules were and we knew that the real resolution of the conflict is in full disclosure to all the stakeholders and decision makers. We had raised the issue repeatedly but it had been ignored and we were marked as the ones resisting even by the CoA.“We were told that we were doing it out of some self-interest but now if even the CEO has written a letter under the instructions of the CoA, it validates our long standing view,” the official pointed.Another board official said that the mail vitiates the process. He feels this also needs examination if other issues have also seen such interferences.“Whether a letter could have been written to the Ethics Officer is another story altogether. Writing to him vitiates the process as it has the effect of influencing the decision of the ethics officer. I wonder if they have expressed their opinions on other issues till date as well. I wonder if this was done at the time of M.V. Sridhar as well when he resigned under pressure,” he said. (IANS)Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

James wins MVP, 1 vote shy of unanimously

first_imgLeBron James (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) by Tim ReynoldsMIAMI (AP) — LeBron James was at his best this season, and the voters tasked with selecting the NBA’s Most Valuable Player took notice.Every voter except one, that is.The NBA still does not have a unanimous MVP, though no one has come closer than James did this season. The Miami Heat star was presented with the Maurice Podoloff Trophy for the fourth time in his career on Sunday after collecting 120 of the 121 first-place votes, with Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks picking up the lone remaining top choice.“It was probably a writer out of New York that didn’t give me that vote,” James said. “And we know the history between the Heat and the Knicks, so I get it.”A panel of 120 sports writers and broadcasters cast ballots in the NBA MVP voting, with a combined online fan vote also being taken into account.Shaquille O’Neal got every first-place vote but one in the 1999-2000 season, when one person cast his ballot for Allen Iverson — who finished seventh that year. This season, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder finished second, well ahead of Anthony, who was third and didn’t even appear on nine of the ballots cast. James was the only player listed on all 121 ballots; Durant was omitted from two, according to the results released by the NBA.“Congrats to the king,” O’Neal wrote on his Twitter account.For months, there really had only been two questions about this season’s MVP race: When will James get the award, and would the results be unanimous? The first of those answers became known Friday, the other on Sunday, and even as he was on the dais to pick up the award the now-four-time MVP quickly started steering all of his attention back to the goal of helping the Heat win a second straight title.Miami hosts Chicago in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night, when NBA Commissioner David Stern will present James with the trophy, largely just for the benefit of giving Heat fans a pregame reason to cheer.“My ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship,” James said. “That’s what I was brought here for. That’s why I signed here as a free agent in 2010. It wasn’t to win MVP trophies. It was to win a championship — and win multiple championships — and that’s still my No. 1 priority.”James averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists this season, leading Miami to a league-best 66-16 record while shooting a career-high 56 percent. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six), Michael Jordan (five), Bill Russell (five) and Wilt Chamberlain (four) have as many MVP awards, only Russell won four in a five-year span, and only Abdul-Jabbar went back-to-back twice, like James did with trophies in 2009 and 2010 and now again in 2012 and 2013.Sunday’s ceremony was filled with tributes and even some laughs, like when James’ younger son Bryce posed for photographers on stage while his father was speaking and older brother LeBron Jr. looked on — and when James’ fiancee, Savannah Brinson, appeared on a congratulatory video and called him “Honeybunny.”“I know you’re embarrassed when I call you that,” Brinson said. “But whatever.”Over on the far side of the dais, set up on the floor of the Heat home court, James’ teammates roared in hysterics — and Udonis Haslem made sure James knew that they were talking about Brinson’s pet name for her future husband. The 14 other Heat players were dressed casually in team garb, while James donned a dapper suit for the festivities.As he did on Saturday, a day after it became widely known that the award would be his again, James thanked his teammates.“I’d rather be sitting over there in shorts and a T-shirt, wondering what the hell they’re joking about, because I want to be a part of that joke,” James said. “And I hate being out of all the jokes. I want to know what was happening, OK, guys? I would much rather be with my guys over there because that’s what it’s all about. Without those guys, this trophy is not possible.”Much of the ceremony was tinged with emotion.Brinson’s mother dabbed tears away from her eyes when James thanked his soon-to-be in-laws for what they do for his family. Dwyane Wade (who was 10th in the voting) spoke in a hushed tone on the video, with soft music playing in the background as he told James to “continue to lead this team because we believe in you, so congratulations, Mr. MVP.” James seemed genuinely touched when dozens of students who are part of his “I Promise” educational program chanted for him when the proceedings were complete.“And all the ones that I’ve observed and I’ve watched and I’ve seen, somewhere they’ve always gotten better,” said Heat President Pat Riley, talking about all the game’s stars that he’s witnessed in his 46 NBA years. “They always got better as their career advanced. And most importantly, they’ve always made their teammates and their team better. In my humble opinion … I think the man that we’re looking at right here is the best of all of them.”James was the only player in the NBA to lead his team in scoring, rebounding and assists per game this season, had a record six straight games of scoring at least 30 points while shooting at least 60 percent, became the youngest player in league history to break the 20,000-career-point plateau and won five of the six Eastern Conference player of the month awards.James is now the second player in NBA history to post at least 2,000 points, 600 rebounds, 500 assists and 100 steals in a season twice, joining Larry Bird, who did it three times. The only other player to do it once was Jordan.“Four now,” Heat managing general partner Micky Arison said. “And more to come.”last_img read more

U.S. National Park Service advisory panel disintegrates

first_imgOn Monday, 9 of 12 members of the advisory council resigned in a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, citing more than a year of waiting for meetings that are required by law.The board is responsible for National Parks stewardship, and they often interface with the public and scientific experts.Advisory councils generally for agencies and their board members are chosen or re-approved by the administration of the newly-elected leader. The US National Park Service is America’s latest federal environmental agency to lose most of its advisory board. A January 15 letter signed by nine members of the board detailed why they were stepping down from service. Three remained for various professional reasons, such as finishing current projects. The nine resigning board members said they were beset by delay upon delay in trying to accomplish the goals of their positions.“For the last year we have stood by waiting for the chance to meet,” wrote board chair Tony Knowles in a letter published by the Washington Post. “I have a profound concern that the mission of stewardship, protection, and advancement of our National Parks has been set aside.”Such meetings and the related updates are required by law and are part of the board’s mission. The other eight resigning board members included Gretchen Long, Paul Bardacke, Carolyn Finney, Judy Burke, Stephen Pitti, Milton Chen, Belinda Faustinos, and Margaret Wheatley.The Bureau of Land Management also has 38 advisory councils, some of which have experienced delays due to the pace of the review process currently underway. Advisory councils generally exist for state and federal agencies and board members are chosen or re-approved by the administration of the newly-elected governor or president. The Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has already disbanded the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council and the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science. On Wednesday, the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks issued a statement on the National Park Service board resignations, saying they are “deeply disheartened.” “We can understand the members’ deep frustration at the prolonged deactivation of the Board and the complete lack of response from the Department of the Interior to numerous requests in 2017 to meet with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke,” said Phil Francis, chair of the coalition.Banner image: Arches National Park. Courtesy of National Parks Service.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Genevieve Belmaker Conservation, Conservation Finance, Forests, National Parks, Parks center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

Jordan says NBA superteams will create 28 ‘garbage’ teams—report

first_imgJordan, 54, also said he lacks the patience to be a coach, saying his biggest problem is the focus level of today’s players.“For me to ask an individual to focus on the game the way I played would, in some ways, be unfair and if he didn’t do it, there’s no telling where my emotions would be,” Jordan told the magazine.Regarding Woods, whose major total ranks second to the 18 won by Jack Nicklaus, Jordan said the injured star is in a transitional phase perhaps made more difficult by today’s social media.“I don’t know if I could have survived in this Twitter time where you don’t have the privacy that you would want.”Tiger, Jack both great ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Michael Jordan. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTONEW YORK—Retired NBA legend Michael Jordan has warned that the “superteam” era will create a league with 28 “garbage” clubs that will struggle.Jordan, who sparked the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s, addressed the topic in an interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine unveiled Thursday on its website.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Pacquiao conqueror Horn wins top Aussie award LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img View comments He also talked about his pal Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion golfer struggling to return after multiple back operations, and said he himself might not have “survived in this Twitter time.”Jordan’s toughest talk was on the state of the NBA, where several teams have stockpiled talent to try and dethrone the reigning champion Golden State Warriors, who last season united stars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry to form a dominant squad that claimed a second title in three seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the past few months, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder have added star talent to their rosters.“I think it’s going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint,” Jordan told the magazine. “You’re going to have one or two teams that are going to be great and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage, or they are going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment.” Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jordan would not be drawn into a comparison of Woods and Nicklaus in the Greatest of All Time debate.“That’s more for stories and hype,” Jordan told the magazine. “Jack and Tiger never played against each other. They never played with the same equipment.“I never played against Wilt Chamberlain. I never played against Jerry West. To now say that one is greater than the other is being a little bit unfair.“How much did each one impact, change or evolve the game? Obviously Jack won more during the time he played. Tiger evolved it to where it crossed a lot of different boundaries, where it’s not just a white guy’s sport — black guys, African-Americans, all minorities play the game.“He played it at a level to where it generated so much interest financially that it grew the game from a financial standpoint. Now does that constitute him being the greatest? To say he’s any less than Jack, I think, is unfair.”Jordan on Rory: ‘Truly amazing’ Jordan moved the Nicklaus-Woods win argument to the NBA level, comparing his title total to the record 11 won by former Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell.“Yeah, Jack has got 18 majors and Tiger has got 14. And that’s how people are judging certain things,” Jordan said. “I won 6 championships. Bill Russell won 11. Does that make Bill Russell better than me? Make me better than him? No because when you try to compare different eras and equate who is better than the other, it’s an unfair parallel, an unfair choice.”Jordan also praised Northern Ireland star Rory McIlroy, saying he admires him but has yet to play a round with him.“Very talented. Never played golf with him yet,” Jordan said. “Seen him on the range. We’ve talked. I’m a big fan. For someone that small to generate that much power is truly amazing.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Net-Metering Is Preserved in Kansas

first_imgKansas state legislators have rejected a measure that would have ended net-metering, the rate system that allows homeowners to sell excess solar and wind-generated power to their utilities.Instead, Midwest Energy News reports, lawmakers passed a compromise that preserves net metering but lowers the reimbursement rate to the utility’s avoided cost.The three investor owned utilities in Kansas had backed the repeal effort, part of a broad initiative by the American Legislative Exchange Council to quash renewable energy initiatives around the country. But lawmakers in Kansas weren’t buying it. Utilities objected to net-metering ratesWestar Energy, one of the Kansas utilities in favor of the repeal, had complained net metering rules were forcing it to pay customers retail prices for a wholesale commodity, The Topeka Capital-Journal said in a report in February.Echoing claims that other utilities around the country have made, Westar executive Mark Schreiber said, “When a customer generates some of his or her own power and gets paid the full retail rate of 10 cents, the result is that other customers pay his share of the cost of the entire infrastructure that he continues to use.”Schreiber favored reimbursement rates at the utility’s “avoided cost” rather than the full retail price, and lawmakers agreed. News reports didn’t specify what the new reimbursement rate would be.The bill also reduces the size of residential solar installations that can qualify for net metering, from 25 kW to 15 kW. For commercial projects, the limit was reduced from 200 kW to 100 kW, Midwest Energy News said.Separately, state representatives in Kansas also defeated a bill last month that would have repealed renewable energy standards that were adopted in 2009, according to The Associated Press. The vote in the House was 77-42 to kill a measure that had the backing of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and had been approved in the state Senate.The standards require utilities to provide 20% of their power from renewable sources by 2020.last_img read more

Tips for Shooting in Low Light

first_imgCheck out these tips for getting great low light shots.As any filmmaker or video pro will tell you, shooting in low-light can can wreak havoc on the image quality of your shots. But rest assured, you don’t have to own a RED Epic to get great low-light footage. Follow these tips the next time you have a low light shoot.1. Increase Your ISOYou may have heard that shooting in a high ISO is bad, and this is true but only up to a certain point. Yes, shooting in an ISO so high that the image becomes unusable is bad but depending on your camera, you may be able to push your ISO with good results. Newer cameras are increasingly capable of shooting at high ISO numbers with relatively low noise. With modern software you can minimize the grain associated with high ISO as well.2. Use a Faster LensBy far the best thing you can do to get better images in low-light is to get a “faster” lens. This means getting a lens with a wider aperture. While faster lenses are generally more expensive than their slower counterparts, you can still buy fast lenses for a very low cost. For example, you can get a brand new 50mm f/1.8 Canon lens for around $100 on Amazon. I also recommend adapting vintage lenses to work with your modern camera. I was able to find a fully functional 50mm f/1.4 Olympus OM lens for $70 on Ebay.3. Use a Tripod & Slow Down Your Shutter SpeedBy shooting on a tripod you will be able to lower your shutter speed to allow more light. For example if you are shooting in 24fps you are likely shooting at a shutter speed of 50. In shifting your shutter speed to 24 you would essentially double the amount of incoming light, but camera shake would normally make it too shaky to use. However, if you were to use a tripod, camera shake would be nonexistent, making it possible to shoot at longer shutter speeds.4. Shoot in 24fpsTry to shoot in 24fps if possible. In slowing down your frames per second you will increase the amount of light captured in each frame. The difference may not be incredible, but a simple jump from 30fps to 24fps will increase incoming light by 20%.5. Shoot in RAWFor less than $1,000 you can shoot in RAW with the BMPCC Shooting in RAW doesn’t make your image look any brighter in-camera but it a lot easier to brighten up your image in post. RAW images allow for more versatility when editing than compressed images. Even more, Adobe’s Canon RAW editor has built in noise reduction technology that can help you when trying to take grain out of your footage.6. Bonus: Buy an A7SIf you plan on shooting a lot of low-light footage the new Sony A7S is leading the pack in low light capabilities. With ISO capabilities of over half a million you can virtually shoot in complete darkness. What’s even more astonishing is the lack of noise. Recently this video surfaced showing the A7S’s shooting in nothing but moonlight:Have any other tips for shooting in low-light?Share in the comments below.last_img read more

UFC: Rival Cormier responds to Jones’ failed drug test

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:43PDEA holds surprise drug test at bus terminal in QC for ‘Undas’01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “We as athletes are entitled to due process, and I will refrain from saying much more until I know exactly what happened,” he said.Still, the 38-year-old former Olympian can’t help but dwell on the disappointing results of their match last July.“In my mind, on July 29, I competed and I lost. I thought Jon Jones was the better man that day,” he said. “I don’t know what to think anymore. I can’t believe we are going through all of this again. We will see what happens next.”He also expressed gratitude to the fans who stuck with him during his tough times. “Thank you to all my fans who have supported me during this dark time. I love you all very much.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Daniel Cormier lands a solid right to the face of Jon Jones during their fight at UFC 182 in January.  AP FILE PHOTOUFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ return to glory was shortlived, as he reportedly tested positive for an anabolic steroid and would most likely receive yet another suspension.READ: UFC champ Jon Jones flagged for another failed doping testADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gamescenter_img The news comes less than a month after he reclaimed the title from fierce adversary Daniel Cormier via a brutal knockout. The former champion recently spoke to MMAFighting about Jones’ most recent debacle.“It’s hard to find words to describe how I’m feeling right now,” he told the news outlet. “I’m disappointed to hear the news. It’s very emotional.”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 shutoutThe US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) made the news public on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) but urged the public to “let due process occur before drawing any conclusions about Mr. Jones.”Despite their differences, Cormier elected to let the investigation proceed before making his assumptions. Read Next MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH volleybelles in semis, eye crucial win vs Vietnam UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program View commentslast_img read more