COVID-19: Indonesia’s tally of confirmed cases rises to 6

first_imgTwo more patients have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total confirmed cases in Indonesia up to six, the Health Ministry announced on Sunday. “Today, based on laboratory tests, two more cases have tested positive,” Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Directorate general secretary Achmad Yurianto said in a press conference at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Sunday afternoon.“The first, Case 5, is a 55-year-old man who is part of the Jakarta cluster,” he said, referring to a number of suspected and confirmed cases connected to a Japanese woman who tested positive for COVID-19 in Malaysia after visiting Jakarta in February. Read also: Indonesia confirms new cases, calls for calmCase 6, Yurianto said, is a 36-year-old man who was among the Indonesian crew members of the virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship that was docked in Yokohama, Japan. The man and 68 other crew members were evacuated to Sebaru Island, Jakarta to undergo quarantine. “Both men are stable and do not require oxygen or IV fluids. They are fully conscious. They don’t have a fever, cough, or runny nose,” he said. He added that Case 5 was being treated at the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital in North Jakarta, while Case 6 was being treated at the Persahabatan Central General Hospital in East Jakarta. (kmt)Topics :last_img read more

Townsville’s two-speed recovery

first_imgInvestment risk and uncertainty in the real estate housing market. iStock. For Herald Sun Realestate finance story on the dangers of DIY sales 15OCT16TOWNSVILLE’S housing market is in a recovery phrase but outer suburbs are continuing to struggle, according to the latest Herron Todd White report.The HTW residential month in review report for December states that Townsville’s market has been recovering for much of 2017 but premium suburbs are showing the strongest signs of growth.“The housing market is highly suburb-selective with reasonable turnover levels in the sought-after mid to inner suburbs, but slow sales in the outer areas and suburbs with perceived social issues,” the report states. “The market is being driven by owner-occupiers, including a number of first-home buyers.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The unit market has seen a slight increase in trend terms in sale volumes, however volumes remain at low levels compared to recent years.”An increase in business confidence and upturn in the mining sector combined with jobs growth and falling unemployment has helped Townsville to enter and stay in the recovery phase.According to HTW, the number of jobs advertised in the Townsville region in October 2017 increased by 34 per cent compared with the same time last year.Despite several positive indicators, the residential property market remains fragile with the unit and land sales market lagging behind the housing market.The HTW monthly rental roll survey shows that rental vacancy rates are continuing to fall, with large-scale projects that attract workers from out of town helping to reduce vacancy rates.The vacancy rate has fallen from 5.61 per cent in January to 3.9 per cent as of October.last_img read more

John Kelly’s Testimony Against New Hampshire End-of-Life Choices Study Commission SB426

first_imgNot Dead Yet.org 29 March 2016Family First Comment: This is a superb read. But especially note this…“Encouraging assisted suicide for some will encourage suicide for all. Suicide contagion is real. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Oregon’s already high suicide rate has increased much more than the national average; from 1999 until 2010, the rate of increase for people age 35-64 was 49% in Oregon versus 28% nationally. Given the motto of Compassion & Choices and other “right-to-die” organizations is “My Life. My Death. My Choice.” this should come as no surprise. It certainly is a negative that bullied teenagers get the message that suicide is an answer to your problems.”My name is John Kelly, and I am the New England Regional Director for Not Dead Yet, the national disability rights group that has long opposed euthanasia and assisted suicide. I am also the director of Second Thoughts Massachusetts: Disability Rights Advocates against Assisted Suicide.Please reject SB426 because it is riddled with falsehoods. From the words of the commission’s title to its enumerated duties, it’s clear that legalization proponents drafted the bill. It is a stalking horse for the legalization of assisted suicide.The first falsehood is the phrase “end-of-life.” The committee should know that in current practice, the “end-of-life” is the six-month period following a physician’s terminal diagnosis. Yet of the millions of misdiagnoses every year, many are terminal misdiagnoses. We know this because of the thousands of people who “graduate” from hospice each year. The Medicare hospice benefit limits eligibility to people “reasonably expected” by a doctor to live less than six months, but the six-month terminal window is arbitrary, having more to do with congressional cost concerns than any clinical basis.Assisted suicide advocates took what was essentially a bureaucratic criterion and made it the linchpin of their new medical “treatment,” state-approved barbiturate poisoning. Assisted suicide laws turn the best outcome under hospice – proving you weren’t terminal after all – into the worst possible end for people who might live months, years, or decades longer, but are instead persuaded (or coerced) under threat of agonizing death to commit suicide.There are so many examples of people outliving terminal prognoses, from Ted Kennedy living a year longer than predicted to John Norton of Florence, Mass., who testified before the state legislature that when he was diagnosed with ALS, he would have definitely used assisted suicide were it available. Luckily for John, his family, and everyone who has come to know him, assisted suicide wasn’t state policy, his disease process stopped, and – 60 years later! – he’s urging people to reject these bills.There is no “end-of-life” period that could be enacted in law that would protect innocent people. The falsehood of “end-of-life” means you must reject the bill.The second falsehood is illusion of “choices,” the other word in the title of the proposed commission. When people cannot get accurate knowledge about their condition, we cannot speak of “choices.” We also cannot speak of “choices”when one out of every 10 people over the age of 60 in New Hampshire is estimated to be abused every year, almost always by adult children and caregivers.When someone in line to inherit your estate can help sign you up, pick up the prescription, and then take action against you with no questions asked.When depressed people with a serious illness who mistakenly think that people will be better off without them get told that “feeling like a burden” is a rational reason to kill yourself.When there is no funded homecare, so families worried about the inheritance feel pressure to “choose” assisted suicide.When the only other “choices” a nursing home.When people with disabilities are already told to our face that we would be better off dead.I was once able-bodied and had an accident, and since then I’ve received many “better dead than disabled” messages, right to my face and through popular culture. My own father wished that I died in the accident. I was speaking to a reporter recently about assisted suicide and she said that if she ever became paralyzed from the neck down, or had ALS and “they wanted to put a tube in me,” she would want it.The words in the bill’s title “End-of-Life Choices,” by the way, was the choice of the former Hemlock Society when it tried to make its purpose more palatable to the public. That same organization with the same mission is now known as “Compassion & Choices.” After the 219-66 defeat suffered by the last assisted suicide bill, HB 1325, I’m sure that the former Hemlock Society is behind this bill as well.Predictably, the first “choice” to be investigated by the commission is “the positive and negative effects of legislation in states that have enacted aid in dying laws.”The third falsehood in this bill is the phrase “aid in dying,” one of Compassion & Choices’ favorite euphemisms for assisted suicide (“Death with Dignity” is the other). It’s not clear exactly what “aid” means. It could be the prescription that the doctor writes, or it could mean the overdose of barbiturates that the pharmacist dispenses, or it could mean the poisonous concoction that people try to drink – slowly enough to prevent vomiting and quickly enough to prevent falling asleep before the overdose is complete – in the act of suicide.“Dying” reflects the fiercely maintained belief of proponents that when people are “reasonably expected” to die within six months, they are in the process of actively dying. Leading Massachusetts proponent Dr. Marcia Angell strenuously argues that “make no mistake about it, people are dying.”The problem is that this is so often and so clearly untrue. Here is yet another reason to reject SB426.The American Medical Association has a definition for “physician-assisted suicide,” not for “aid in dying.” When the New England Journal of Medicine held a 2013 poll on the issue, the title was simply “Physician-Assisted Suicide.”One positive, according to proponents, is that there has never been a case of abuse out in Oregon – that’s right, the first state-run program ever without a case of abuse. The only reason that no abuse is discovered is because the reports are designed that way. The only abuses we know of are ones that somehow make it to the media.For example, Wendy Melcher died after being given massive doses of barbiturate suppositories by two nurses, one of whom was having an affair with Wendy’s partner. The nurses claimed that Melcher had requested assisted suicide, but there was no doctor’s prescription, Wendy did not self-administer, and the nurses never reported her death to the Oregon Department of Health as an assisted suicide.Yet instead of referring the nurses to authorities for criminal charges, the state nursing board secretly suspended one nurse’s license for 30 days and placed the other on two years “probation.” It took a reporter’s phone call years later to inform Melcher’s devastated family that she had been killed. It seems that the very existence of the assisted suicide law turned evidence of a serious crime into an excusable mistake. The Portland Tribune editorialized, “If nurses — or anyone else — are willing to go outside the law, then all the protections built into the Death With Dignity Act are for naught.”The fifth falsehood is that “aid in dying” is not assisted suicide. But when proponents talk about “dying on their own terms” and choosing the “timing, manner, and circumstances” of death, that’s a suicide plan.Encouraging assisted suicide for some will encourage suicide for all. Suicide contagion is real. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Oregon’s already high suicide rate has increased much more than the national average; from 1999 until 2010, the rate of increase for people age 35-64 was 49% in Oregon versus 28% nationally. Given the motto of Compassion & Choices and other “right-to-die” organizations is “My Life. My Death. My Choice.” this should come as no surprise. It certainly is a negative that bullied teenagers get the message that suicide is an answer to your problems.Would commission members judge the “end of life concerns” reported by prescribing doctors a positive or negative effect? Proponents draw on personal stories, which often involve pain and fear of pain. Yet as pointed out by Mike Skibbie, policy director for the New Hampshire’s Disability Rights Center, in the New Hampshire Public Radio debate earlier this month, the leading reasons cited in Oregon and Washington all have to do with disability.The sixth falsehood is that assisted suicide is all about pain and suffering. But the five leading reasons reported by prescribing doctors solely deal with psychosocial distress about disability. First is distress about dependence on other people (“losing autonomy” 92%), second is distress over lost abilities (“less able to engage in activities making life enjoyable” 89%), followed by feelings of shame and perceived/actual loss of social status (“loss of dignity” 79%), distress about needing help with incontinence (“losing control of bodily functions” 50%), and believing that suicide would leave loved ones better off (“burden on family, friends/caregivers” 40%).Another falsehood is that “choice” belongs only to the individual. It’s a fantasy that other people only want what the individual wants, and completely support whatever the person chooses. Everyone is in relation to their family and loved ones.If someone’s suicide is seen as an individual and social benefit, of course other people will be suggesting it.Here is an example of a man told he was a burden. Oregonian Kathryn Judson wrote of bringing her seriously ill husband to the doctor.I collapsed in a half-exhausted heap in a chair once I got him into the doctor’s office, relieved that we were going to get badly needed help (or so I thought). To my surprise and horror, during the exam I overheard the doctor giving my husband a sales pitch for assisted suicide. “Think of what it will spare your wife, we need to think of her, “ he said, as a clincher.A belief common among people thinking of suicide, whether “conventional” or assisted, is that their deaths will benefit others. Assisted suicide laws reclassify what should be evidence of impaired judgment as a rational response to disabling, serious illness.The lives of non-“terminal” disabled people share many traits with people requesting assisted suicide, but we reject as bizarre and dangerous the notion that personal dignity is somehow lost through reliance on others, or because we are not continent every hour of every day. That’s why for 40 years the disability rights movement has insisted on funded programs to provide necessary personal care attendant (PCA) services for all disabled people, including people disabled by their serious illness.Assisted suicide laws set up a two-tier system, under which some people get suicide prevention services while others get suicide assistance. The difference between the two groups would be based on value judgments about so-called “quality of life.” Many of us already get told, straight to our face and through medical hostility, that we might be better off dead. Legalized assisted suicide makes that prejudice official policy.That’s why every leading national disability rights group that has taken a position on assisted suicide has come out against it.There is no way to come up with a better bill through the “thoughtful and deliberative” process envisioned by sponsor Senator Dan Feltes.This study commission would be well replaced by a commission that would investigate how best to “help older people in New Hampshire live well.” This commission could investigate innovative practices like in-home medical visits, in-home mental health care, fully funded homecare, and the guarantee of effective palliative care, secured through a requirement that all practicing doctors in the state be certified in the field.New Hampshire could follow the innovative practice of Connecticut, the first state to recognize explicitly that “assisted suicide is actually a form of lethal discrimination against disabled people. Here is the key finding of the Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board (CTSAB):Until recently, the CTSAB was considering assisted suicide of the terminally ill as a separate issue from suicide prevention. The active disability community in Connecticut, however, has been vocal on the need for suicide prevention services for people with disabilities. There may be unintended consequences of assisted suicide legislation on people with disabilities. [Disabled scholar William] Peace writes that “Many assume that disability is a fate worse than death. So we admire people with a disability who want to die, and we shake our collective heads in confusion when they want to live.”One of the Board’s most important recommendations is:Do not “assume” suicide is a “rational” response to disability.Suicide is not a rational response to disability.Please only establish commissions with honest language. Reject SB426 because it’s dishonest and dangerous. Thank you.http://notdeadyet.org/john-kellys-testimony-against-new-hampshire-end-of-life-choices-study-commission-sb426Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Bale had hand in Davies’ Spurs move

first_img After impressing with Swansea, the 21-year-old left-back was lured to north London by Mauricio Pochettino in a deal worth a reported £10million. Davies had been attracting interest from Liverpool but plumped for a move to Spurs – a decision swayed in part by Wales team-mate Bale, who enjoyed six years at the club before his world-record move. “I spoke to him briefly about it, nothing too in-depth, but it was nice just to have that insight from him,” Davies said. “He told me what the club was like and how it worked, and what he said really appealed to me. “The transition’s been relatively easy for me. I’ve enjoyed being up here and it’s a great opportunity for me to get away from home and to experience a new lifestyle. “I don’t think there’s any better time to do that than when you’re young, and it’s a learning curve really.” Davies is clearly enjoying life in north London, although first-team opportunities have been harder to come by than many expected. It was widely-assumed his arrival would see Danny Rose drop down the pecking order, although it is in fact the Welshman that has so far played understudy at left-back. Davies has been reduced to cup appearances and is set to come back into the starting line-up when Spurs look for a first Europa League Group C win against Asteras Tripolis on Thursday. “I think it’s a good competition for the club to be in,” he said of the Europa League – a competition he played in with Swansea last term. Gareth Bale may have swapped Tottenham for Real Madrid but he is still having an impact on his former club, having helped countryman Ben Davies’ move to White Hart Lane. “It gives the entire squad an opportunity for games, and games at the top level at that. “The winner of this year’s competition is guaranteed a spot in next year’s Champions League too, so we’ve got to go into this competition looking to win it really, and if that means getting a Champions League spot at the end of it then that’s great for us. “We’re expecting a tough game tomorrow. They are top of the league in our group and we’ve got to go out there as if it’s a game against one of the best clubs in Europe. “We’ve got to put our performance right on the field first, and if that’s right then hopefully we’ll be able to get the three points.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Dutch connection could Depay off

first_img Press Association Depay, 21, played under Van Gaal during the latter’s spell as national team boss. De Boer told talkSPORT: “I don’t want to say which club is more suitable for him, but if he goes to United he knows there is a Dutch coach there who knows him from the World Cup. That is an advantage.” Depay has played a starring role in PSV’s Eredivisie title success this season, scoring 20 goals to date. De Boer has been impressed and has suggested he could become one of the world’s best. He said: “He is one of the biggest talents in Europe. “He has skill compared to a young Cristiano Ronaldo. He is very lively, technically unbelievable, very skilful, very fast, he has a great goalscoring record, he can shoot from every distance – he has everything. “For me, he is without doubt one of the best talents we have.” Both Premier League giants have been linked with the £25million-rated PSV Eindhoven and Holland striker. But De Boer, the former Ajax, Barcelona and Holland midfielder, believes the presence of Louis van Gaal as United manager could give the Old Trafford club an advantage. center_img Manchester United could have the edge over Liverpool in a battle for rising Dutch talent Memphis Depay, according to Ronald de Boer.last_img read more

Schmidt extends Ireland stay

first_imgIreland have received a major pre-World Cup boost with head coach Joe Schmidt committing his future to the reigning RBS 6 Nations champions for another two years. Press Association New Zealander Schmidt, 49, was appointed to the role in 2013 and Ireland have since claimed back-to-back Six Nations titles and climbed to third place in rugby union’s official world rankings. He also masterminded victories over South Africa and Australia last term, and since he took charge, Ireland have won 14 of their 18 Test matches – a 78 per cent success-rate. Such consistent form means that they will go into the Rugby World Cup later this year as strong contenders, with a semi-final place likely to be Schmidt’s minimum requirement. If they reach the last four, it would be Ireland’s best performance at a World Cup. They are in the same pool as France, Italy, Canada and Romania. “I appreciate the support I have had from the IRFU and look forward to the next two challenging years with the national team,” Schmidt said, following the Irish Rugby Football Union’s announcement on its official website. “It has been great to be involved in such a player-driven environment, along with such a skilled and positive staff to support them in their quest to be as competitive as possible.” The IRFU’s announcement comes just 17 days before Ireland face an opening World Cup warm-up game against Wales in Cardiff. “We believe that Joe is one of the leading coaches in world rugby, so we are delighted that he has extended his contract and will continue to work in Irish rugby until the end of the 2016/17 season,” IRFU performance director David Nucifora said. “Outside of his national team duties, Joe has contributed to the development of indigenous coaches across the provincial and under-age structures, as well as having a positive input into the Ireland Under-20 and Women’s squads.” And IRFU chief executive Philip Browne added: “Joe embodies the core values of the IRFU in what he does, and his commitment to the national team is mirrored by his support of rugby clubs and schools. “He is a tremendous ambassador for our game and will continue to be a vital asset to Irish rugby over the coming years.” Schmidt, meanwhile, is currently among the favourites to lead the British and Irish Lions on their 2017 tour of New Zealand, which is highlighted by three Tests against the All Blacks. Former Ireland captain Keith Wood was a member of the selection panel that recommended Schmidt’s appointment as Ireland coach in April 2013, and he has huge admiration for the former Clermont coach, who also enjoyed a trophy-laden stint in charge of Leinster. “I think Joe has done a great job,” Wood told Press Association Sport last month. “I sat on the selection panel, which was extraordinary in the fact that I had a series of questions ready to make him feel really uncomfortable, but he answered everything in his presentation. It was so comprehensive. “I think he has brought that level of detail to the Irish team, and it needed it. “I think it puts the players under an awful lot of pressure, physically. He works the players very hard, but they are responding to it very well and they are dedicated to it.” last_img read more

Proposed Sports franchise initiative to create thousands of jobs

first_img… GPS Cadet Officer says project will help reduce crime significantly  By Clifton RossGUYANA Prison Service (GPS) Sports Coordinator Cadet Khalifa Hale says there is a proposed plan for local investors to further impact sports by virtue of owning teams.Cadet Hale, who is in charge of the local prison’s sports reform programme as well as on board the joint services sports committee, told Chronicle Sport during an exclusive conversation that Phase 1 of the project is currently ongoing.He said more athletes will have a better financial basis to help with their careers, adding that the project will set a foundation for reducing crime over time in Guyana.According to Hale, the first phase is covering the logistics of first getting the required permission from the government under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport. The plan is to turn regular sponsors into full-fledged owners of any sport team they might have interest in within a specific region or community of Guyana.While regular sponsors are more inclined to support a specific team or sport, based on an event, Hale’s plan is geared towards turning interested investors/sponsors into a kind of mini-franchise owner.For example, should a sponsor or stockholder feel inclined to own a football team in his community, that potential team owner will then signal his intentions to the project coordinators and the ministry, who will give the green light for that new owner to now have full access to his or her new franchise.Also, with support coming from the government once the project gets underway, teams will benefit from having access to venues in their communities while owners can utilise venues to further generate more income to sustain their franchise and venue.From a monetary perspective, such a plan, according to Hale, will help to tremendously reduce crime in Guyana while opening newer avenues for youths to put their time and effort into making an honest dollar while creating a crime-free society by using sports as its main tool.With Phase 1 almost completed, Hale noted that his recent talks with Sport Minister Charles Ramson has now prompted him to further wrap up the second phase of planning.He noted that the minister has promised support at his end once the planning party ticked all of their boxes with regard to the project’s blueprint. Upon checking all the boxes, Hale noted that only then the government’s support will come into effect, something the sports coordinator said had given them the encouragement to further complete their initial stages of the venture.One driving force behind the planned move comes from Hales’ everyday encounter with youths who have lost their lives to the judicial system. He said being involved in the prison as a person who places much emphasis on reforming those incarcerated, especially by means of sports and staying fit; has only boosted his efforts to use sports as the primary weapon which will help keep youths out of prison.He noted that over the years, he has seen a number of inmates turn to sports as a way to pass the time behind bars. Hales said the relaxation and joy which sports bring can be used beforehand in a major capacity to further prevent more and more youths from losing their way in the streets.Also, should the project become a reality soon, the Cadet said he was confident that the crime will lessen across the country especially those areas which are in dire need of assistance. Having a community team franchise will help more persons to become involved in community restoration activities both in sports and entertainment.With support from the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), the Allied Arts which is responsible for School sports programmes and a few others local entities have so far shown interest to be a part of the project.Hales said once a significant number of association and sponsors come on board in the days to come, project planners will commence rolling out Phase 2 which will focus on legalising the process and getting the government’s full support.Meanwhile, Cadet Hale can be contacted at Klalifahale1988@gmail.com or on cell 610-7886 for more information regarding the potential sports plans.last_img read more

No joy for Bennett of day two of Tour of Oman

first_imgThe 195 kilometre stage featured two climbs in the last 25 kilometres.The Bora Argon 18 rider finished outside the top ten on a stage won by Fabian Cancellara of the Trek team who also takes over the leader’s jersey.Tomorrow’s stage is likely to favour the sprinters with Bennett likely to be in the hunt.last_img

Tipp Town side facing tough draw

first_imgThe quarter final draw for the FAI Junior Cup has thrown up some interesting ties for the three Tipperary clubs still in the competition.In the tie of the round holders St. Michael’s have been drawn away to the side they beat in last years semi-final Sherrif YC of Dublin. Clonmel Celtic have been handed a home tie against City United of Sligo. Kenny O’Shea is manager of Clonmel Celtic. He said he wouldn’t know too much about his opponents.If Nenagh Celtic get past Liffey Wanderers in their delayed last 16 tie they will then be at home to Donnycarney FC of Dublin.The remaining quarter final game sees Moyross of Limerick at home to North End United of Wexford.last_img read more

Chuka Momah Speaks on Anthony Joshua’s Victory

first_img*Says the Sagamu-born prized fighter good advert for boxing Duro IkhazuagbeOne of Nigeria’s foremost former boxing writers and analysts, Chuka Momah, has commended Anthony Joshua for braving the odds to reclaim his heavyweight boxing titles from Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night.Momah who was easily the biggest voice on the sweet science, anchoring boxing programme on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in the 1980s through the late 1990s, insisted yesterday that Joshua did the right thing“reminded us of the essence of boxing. Namely, an opportunity to earn a good livelihood without engaging in the brutality of artisans.”The microbiologist trained former Director at Pfizer was however full of apprehension before the fight, given the manner the British heavyweight boxer lost the three belts in the first fight in America early this year.“I was relieved when my Brother paid and hooked on to ESPN which streamed the historic (rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr) bout last weekend in Saudi Arabia  live, a mere nerve -wracking three minutes before the commencement of hostilities.“Before, we had searched for broadcaster almost with futility. My friend, the brilliant writer Muyiwa Adetiba, had phoned to seek my prediction.“He was not interested in my dissection of the tangibles and intangibles that ultimately determine the swing of the pendulum in seemingly difficult fights like this.“He simply wanted my prediction. All the same, l reminded him of the boxing maxim that demands scrupulously that in dicey fights like this, ‘the big good ‘on’ should beat the good small ‘on’.“So I picked the taller Joshua who also had a far longer reach.“The great George Foreman opined that Joshua should fight the way Mohammed Ali did to regain his title from Leon Spinks.” I disagreed. I felt that he should fight the way Ali did to dismantle the mighty Joe Frazier in their second fight. And boy oh boy, was our Anthony Joshua not brilliant? ! I must admit that even though I am a hardened boxing fan, having watched so much boxing in my life time, “I was apprehensive before the fight. Within two rounds, Joshua put me at ease. He moved like silk and hit like ton. He was beautiful both of body and movement.He was dynamically kinetic. He threw and connected with an avalanche of the entire repertoire of punches in boxing -hooks, uppercuts, jabs, crosses and a masterful defence as icing on the cake. In these days of increasing fatalities in boxing, Joshua provided a great advertisement for the sweet science.“He demonstrated that watching a fight can be as emotionally uplifting as reading poetry by Keats , Okigbo, Tennyson or the other great masters of the art.“Albert Camus, the great writer was opposed to both violence and capital punishment. He wrote an account of a street fight in Algeria and concluded thus – there at Corinth, two temples stood side by side. The temple of violence and the temple of necessity.“Joshua reminded us of the essence of boxing. Namely an opportunity to earn a good livelihood without engaging in the brutality of artisans. Indeed,  our Anthony performed like the supreme artist. Wherever they are, Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson would have approved!”Anthony Joshua reclaimed his IBF, WBA and WBO titles in the clash in Saudi Arabia 118-110 in two judges score card while the third gave it 119-109 to the British boxer.Round by Round Score CardJai BednallR1: Cautious opening as you’d expect in a fight of this magnitude. Ruiz scored to the body but Joshua landed a right hand and opened a cut above the American’s eye late in the round. Joshua 10-9R2: Ruiz continued to stalk forwards and landed a solid jab to Joshua’s temple to open a cut of his own. The Brit fired back to get the blood flowing from his oppenent’s eye again and shaded another round to continue a solid start. Joshua 20-18 R3: Another good round for AJ as he landed a nice left to the body. He’s fighting with discipline and patience and building a lead. Joshua 30-27R4: The action ignites in the fourth as firstly Joshua, building in confidence, began to take a few more risks. But it cost him late in the round as Ruiz landed the kind of chopping overhand right that did the damage in the first fight and appeared to rock the challenger. Joshua 39-37R5: Good response from Joshua to the fourth round scare. Further tests await but he’s boxing well and as long as he doesn’t overcommit the path to victory appears clear. Joshua 49-46R6: Joshua again lands the best punch of the round with a short left hook that snaps Ruiz’s head. We’re approaching the point where the champion will need a finish to retain his belts, but he remains patient knowing he can finish the fight at any moment with the right punch. Joshua 59-55R7: Signs of frustration for the champ as he’s warned by the referee for a rabbit punch. He hasn’t been hurt yet, but Joshua continues to land the better punches and build up rounds. Joshua 69-64R8: Here we go! Ruiz shows he’s not handing over these belts without a fight as the eighth round gets messy. The American lands several solid shots, including a left hook, to pull Joshua away from his gameplan and begin the comeback. Joshua 78-74R9: And order is restored. Ruiz doesn’t bring the same urgency he had in round eight and AJ gets back to business, sticking and moving to shade the round. Joshua 88-83R10: It’s officially crisis time for the champ. Ruiz has to let his hands go if he’s going to pull this out of the bag. Joshua doesn’t need to take risks. Joshua 98-92R11: You could argue Ruiz edged that round but he didn’t do anywhere near the type of damage needed to give himself a chance. Joshua 107-102R12: AJ is back. He punctuates his boxing redemption with a solid right hand to reopen the cut above Ruiz’s eye before avoiding trouble the rest of the way to surely claim a clear points win. Joshua 117-111Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more