Léonard Guédé released from police custody in Paris

first_img News Côte d’IvoireAfrica Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Organisation RSF_en Reports The Ivorian finance minister’s head of public relations, Léonard Guédé (photo), was released on the evening of 5August, a day after he was detained in Paris for questioning about the disappearance of French-Canadianfreelance reporter Guy-André Kieffer in Abidjan on 16 April.Guédé, who is also known by the name James Cenach, reportedly confirmed information provided by the leadingwitness in the case, Michel Legré, in particular, the names of the persons allegedly involved in Kieffer’skidnapping. He also recognised that he had publicly threatened Kieffer in the company of national investmentbank director Victor Nembelissini shortly before Kieffer disappeared.In a search of Guédé’s Paris home, the police found a very complete file on Kieffer on Guédé’s computer.—————————————-05.08.2004Progress in investigation into disappearance of Guy-André KiefferReporters Without Borders today welcome yesterday’s arrest in Paris of an Ivorian finance ministry official who has been linked to the disappearance of French-Canadian freelance reporter Guy-André Kieffer in Abidjan on 16 April.The official is Léonard Guédé, who is generally known by the name James Cenach. He was on a visit to Paris when he was detained on the orders of Patrick Ramaël, a French judge who has been investigating the case. Cenach was placed in police custody for questioning about Kieffer’s disappearance. His Paris home was also searched.”We welcome this new advance in the investigation, which clearly shows that Judge Ramaël is using all of his prerogatives in order to shed light on the case,” Reporters Without Borders said. We salute the judge’s tenacity and courage all the more as he had to deal with many obstructions in his investigation and received death threats during his most recent visit to Ivory Coast.”A person detained in connection with the case in Abidjan, Michel Legré, has on several occasions claimed that Cenach organised the kidnapping of Kieffer on the orders of finance minister Paul-Antoine Bohoun Bouabré, who had been criticised by Kieffer in his articles. Cenach, who is head of public relations for the minister, had on several occasions verbally attacked and threatened Kieffer in public.Legré, who is the brother-in-law of President Laurent Gbagbo’s wife, Simone, is said to be the last person to see Kieffer alive.A freelancer reporter based in Abidjan since early 2002, Kieffer wrote about business, finance and commodities for the Paris-based newsletter La Lettre du Continent and several Ivorian publications. He was last seen in an Abidjan shopping-centre on 16 April. News to go further The Ivorian finance minister’s head of public relations, Léonard Guédé, was released on the evening of 5 August, a day after he was detained in Paris for questioning about the disappearance of French-Canadian reporter Guy-André Kieffer in Abidjan on 16 April.Guédé reportedly confirmed information provided by the leading witness in the case, Michel Legré, in particular the names of the persons allegedly involved in Kieffer’s kidnapping. Côte d’IvoireAfrica RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Receive email alerts August 8, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Léonard Guédé released from police custody in Paris October 16, 2020 Find out more October 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


Additional school bus approved for South Inishowen

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – October 26, 2018 Google+ Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Facebook Facebook An additional bus for South Inishowen has been approved today by Minister John Halligan.Bus Eireann has received sanction to tender for a bus to cater for the students in the South Inishowen area.Its hoped the bus will be in place in the first week after the mid term break.Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue says the medium sized bus approved will cater for all pupils:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/charlienews5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Senator Padraig MacLochlainn says today’s announcement is to be welcomed but lessons must be learnt from the difficulties faced by the parents in the South Inishowen, Termon and Kilmacrennan areas:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/padbus5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Additional school bus approved for South Inishowen Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleMan taken to hospital following crash on Lifford to Ballindrait RdNext articleSligo Rovers appoint Liam Buckley as new boss News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApplast_img read more


The Chilean Armed Forces Support Science in Antarctica

first_imgBy Carolina Contreras/Diálogo February 15, 2017 The white continent is the backdrop for 57 scientific projects on atmospheric sciences, glaciology, microbiology, biotechnology, and evolutionary biology. The studies fall within the framework of the 53rd Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ECA, per its Spanish acronym) of the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACh, per its Spanish acronym). The Chilean Armed Forces will provide logistical support and assets for the studies, which will run through April 2017. “This is a tremendous opportunity in which scientists from diverse institutions will carry out various kinds of studies, which we hope will open up our sphere of research even more,” noted Marcelo Leppe, head of the scientific department of INACh, during the farewell ceremony for a group of scientists held December 7th at the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “We have a leadership role in this area,” said Foreign Affairs Minister Heraldo Muñoz during the official ceremony. The 53rd ECA will cover 3,000 kilometers, from the city of Punta Arenas on the southern tip of Chile to Union Glacier, almost 1,000 kilometers from the South Pole. The studies will be conducted at six INACh bases and three bases operated by the Armed Forces. They will involve three Navy ships; airplanes and helicopters, for aerial transport; the Karpuj scientific vessel, which belongs to INACh, and support from various coastal/offshore vessels. This year the expedition will also have logistical support or international scientific cooperation from 19 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, the United States, and Mexico. A few steps away from the South Pole During the first phase of the 53rd ECA, the Fourth Union Glacier Scientific Expedition lasted 20 days. The Army supplied the resources and the knowledge to carry out the studies in the field. The Chilean Air Force (FACh, per its Spanish acronym) was responsible for transporting personnel and more than 30 metric tons of cargo to the glacier. The Navy provided base support, maintenance, logistical issues, and basic necessities. “The support of the Chilean Armed Forces was fundamental in this operation,” said Félix Bartsch, head of the ECA. After six hours of flight on board two of the FACh Hercules C-130 aircraft, the contingent of 21 scientists and service members arrived at the Union Glacier camp on November 23rd. After setting up and servicing the camp, members of the military assisted scientists in their research, especially with work that involved traveling several miles from base camp to obtain samples, test the ice, and install sensors for seven climate modeling and glaciology projects in the area. Given the difficult conditions they will face during their stay, with temperatures reaching 15 degrees below zero Celsius, strong gusts of wind, and frequent cracks in the icy ground, the contingent underwent military acclimation training two weeks prior to the start of the expedition. Despite the adversities, “it was a good campaign,” Captain Manuel Silva, Joint Staff Antarctic affairs delegate, told Diálogo. “Developing cutting-edge science in Antarctica doesn’t just interest Chile, but also the rest of the world.” Antarctic science Scientists on the white continent are searching for answers as diverse as, what are the effects of vitamin D on the inhabitants of Antarctica? Is it possible that bacteria on Antarctic vegetation could allow products like avocados to adapt to low temperatures? How are penguins adapting to climate change in Antarctica? From January 20th through mid-February, the Chilean Navy’s AP 41 “Aquiles” vessel participated in the second stage of the ECA, which allowed professionals from Chile and other countries to perform these and other studies. In total, there were six projects and 24 research groups deployed by the vessel to the South Shetland Islands as well as the O’Higgins and Yelcho bases. “Without the Navy, we would not be able to achieve any of the objectives we have, or very few,” Pamela Santibáñez, the scientific coordinator for the 53rd ECA told Diálogo. “They facilitate our arrival in places that we wouldn’t have access to any other way.” At the same time, the vessel allowed the maintenance brigade to perform repairs and upgrades of Chilean lighthouses in the Antarctic. In its quest to encourage Antarctic science among new generations, ECA also developed the XIII Antarctic School Expedition, comprising a group of students and teachers from different regions in Chile, as well as students from the United States who were awarded a grant to participate in the Joint Antarctic School Expedition, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. “This will be the largest and most complex Antarctic Scientific Expedition that we have organized on the white continent,” Bartsch reiterated.last_img read more


Financial institutions may use retail beacons to benefit own apps

first_imgAre banks ready to hone in on mobile offers delivered via beacons? Beacon network Mobiquity is hoping that’s the case, Mobile Commerce Daily reported.Last week, Mobiquity announced a deal with app provider Relevant Solutions that would add location-based offers, coupons and targeted advertising to bank and credit-union apps. The idea is that when a bank’s customer is in one of the 200-plus shopping malls that have Mobiquity’s beacon networks, the beacons will send offers to the bank’s app, which will then prompt the customer to pay using that bank’s credit or debit card.The financial institution would then collect a fee from the merchant or brand sending the offer as well as interchange on the transaction.The Mobiquity-Relevant partnership “has the potential to provide more than 2,500 financial institutions an opportunity to bring branded, local offers to their mobile app users,” the companies said in a press release. However, no specific banks or credit unions were named as participating in the program.That doesn’t mean the opportunity isn’t there. “Credit card marketers like Visa, MasterCard and American Express and issuing banks like Citibank, Chase, Wells Fargo and others regularly use valuable merchant offers to encourage credit card usage and loyalty,” Mobiquity Chief Marketing Officer Jim Meckley told Mobile Commerce Daily. “Leveraging Mobiquity Networks’ platform to deliver those offers as the consumer is entering the shopping mall adds location context in real time to make the offers highly relevant and gives Relevant Solutions’ clients a distinct advantage.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


Caribbean region could eliminate HIV by 2030

first_imgDirector of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa EtienneThe Caribbean region could be the first in the world to eliminate HIV by the year 2030, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa Etienne has announced.Dr Etienne, who is on her first official visit to Dominica, said during a press conference on Tuesday 7 July 2015, said there are positive signs of the elimination of HIV in the region. However, Dr Etienne advised that it is critical that there are no new cases of the virus.“To eliminate HIV we will have to improve prevention and promotions so we don’t get any new cases,” Dr Etienne said.“We need to improve the diagnosis and we need to diagnose them early and we need to have access to treatment and monitoring of those and we believe that the region can be one of the first to achieve elimination of HIV certainly by 2030,” she said. Last week PAHO and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Cuba as the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis from mother to child. Dr. Etienne said several Caribbean countries are close to eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV which is “a tremendous achievement for any country”.Dr. Etienne said, according to reports from the National HIV/AIDS Coordinating Unit, Dominica has reached the threshold for declaration of elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and Syphilis.“But for PAHO and WHO, we…send a mission to do all of the background checks and all of the background work that is necessary before we can declare and validate that this elimination has occurred,” Dr. Etienne said. 80 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share HealthLifestyleLocalNewsRegional Caribbean region could eliminate HIV by 2030 by: Dominica Vibes News – July 10, 2015last_img read more



first_imgIn a speech in 1973 President William R. Tolbert, Jr. proposed to the nation that the country’s symbols (Flag, Coat of Arms, National Anthem and Motto) be reviewed to reflect – more accurately – Liberia’s ethnic, social, religious and political diversity. Tolbert’s efforts were stymied by a congressionally constituted Commission which, four years later, returned a near unanimous opinion that there was NO NEED to change and/or modify these symbols.  Today, in the aftermath of Coups and Civil Wars, a National Symbols Review Committee has taken up President Tolbert’s challenge to find the words and images which accurately represent ALL of the people. Is there a need for this? Yes, I wager that there is!  Urgent even…  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Maya Angelou, Poet and Activist passed away a few days ago.  I have been told (unverified) that her great masterpiece, ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ was written in Liberia.  But more poignantly, her death is a reminder of her great Crusade on the Power of Words… the power of words to both create and destroy.  But Maya’s life and crusade was centered around the intrinsic spiritual ability of words to unite and uplift, to heal and to reconcile.  And that is why the decisions which are ultimately reached by the Review Committee will mean absolutely nothing to the extent that we, as Liberians, do not NOW begin to eliminate from our thinking and banish from our vocabulary the words and descriptions we use to denigrate, to deny, to humiliate, to isolate and to impugn our brothers and sisters as ‘OTHER’ or ‘NOT A PART OF…’.  This is a hugely destructive and dangerously effective exercise which cuts in every direction and defeats us all! Have we not already and too much endured the bitter consequences of this behavior?It is only we, Liberians, who singularly determine the success of the Review Committee. The Committee in its revisionist wisdom might opt to change everything! But the effects of distrust, hatred, ignorance, envy, disunity and suspicion will only be exacerbated if we continue to use the spiritual and verbal tools which shackle, suppress and imprison our happiness, success and development as ONE NATION AND PEOPLE indivisible under GOD.   Remember Maya Angelou’s caution on the Power of Words! How we use (or do not use) language or descriptions between, with, for or against each other underpins any and all efforts to find the common mystic bonds of nationhood.  There can be no more option for failure in this exercise because it will ultimately augur the dissolution of the place we all know and love.What is the meaning of ‘indigenous’ if it is not someone or something native to a specific or legal geography?  Is there anyone born today in Liberia who can claim that they are not indigenous to Liberia, or who do not love the country because they were born there?  Can ‘Americo-Liberians or Congau’ demonstrate love or prove an affinity for places in the Congo, the Bight of Benin, the Carribean Islands or in any of the Dixie States?  If ‘Country’ people are inherently inferior or undeserving of consideration and humanity simply because they were born in Liberia THEN SO ARE WE ALL.  Let US now turn OUR minds and hearts towards creating and using the new vocabulary and descriptions which will bind and unite US, which will heal OUR wounds and enshrine OUR special and sacred humanity as Liberians.  This exercise will not instantly solve all of our problems, but it will give us the strength, the patience and compassion, the vision, mercy and love to succeed and create those things and entities which we have so far failed to do. Let us ALL and TOGETHER face the world as indefatigable and triumphant Liberians in a forward march of Greatness and Destiny.  WE ARE ALL INDIGENOUS!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Track & Field Closes Out MVC Indoor Championship With Strong Performances

first_imgCofer capped her final MVC Championship by earning a third-place finish in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:52.74. Cofer was in the top three for the entirety of the race and held off all challengers after the leaders pulled away from the pack. 200 Meters4. Aaron Chier, 21.92 4×400-Meter Relay4. Priebe, Zak, Metivier, Van Leersum, 3:19.95 The women’s field events were paced by Christina LeMunyon (Overland Park, Kan.) clearing 11-4.25 to finish in a tie for sixth in the pole vault. The men’s team got tremendous points from the 60 meters with three Bulldogs in the final led by Deonne Witherspoon’s (South Bend, Ind.) third-place finish in 6.81. Drake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters3. Deonne Witherspoon, 6.815. Aaron Chier, 6.878. Kundai Maguranyanga, 7.10 In the men’s distance events, newcomer Kevin Kelly (Kilcok, Ireland) scored three times in his MVC debut with a third-place showing in the mile and a time of 4:24.27. Men’s Team Results1. Illinois State, 182       2. Indiana State, 112     3. Southern Illinois, 105       4. Northern Iowa, 86     5. Bradley, 78       6. Drake, 58      7. Loyola (Ill.), 31       8. Valparaiso, 11  Bailee Cofer right after earning a podium spot with a 3rd place finish in the 3,000m pic.twitter.com/gh0ZKwHlRX— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) February 25, 2018 Young’s time was just .01 seconds off the winning time and matched her previous effort as the second-fastest time in school history. The third-place finish came less than 24 hours after she finished fifth in the 5,000 meters Saturday night. Deonne Witherspoon minutes after crossing the finish line in 3rd of the 60m at the #MVCTF Indoor Championship pic.twitter.com/7ANPtUnJ4t— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) February 25, 2018 Heptathlon8. Erik Olson, 4,39712. Maxwell Harlan, 3,992 Four all-conference performances highlighted the second day of the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship for the Drake University men’s and women’s teams. Drake’s men’s team finished sixth in the team standings while the women’s squad was seventh. Illinois State swept both men’s and women’s team competitions. 4×400-Meter Relay7. Giuliano, Young, Coombe, Kearney, 4:15.82 Kelly returned to the track later to finish fifth in the 3,000 meters, running a time of 8:28.25 in the slower of the two heats to still score points for the Bulldogs. On Friday evening, he ran the anchor leg of the team’s distance medley relay that finished second. 60-Meter Hurdles2. Mary Young, 8.34 Mile3. Kevin Kelly, 4:24.27center_img Complete Results (PDF) 3,000 Meters5. Kevin Kelly, 8:28.2520. Josh Yeager, 8:45.2623. Kyle Brandt, 8:48.7531. Kyle Cass, 8:53.30 The field events also produced points for the Bulldogs with Cloud Masibhera (Harare, Zimbabwe) finishing fourth in the triple jump a day after winning the MVC title in the long jump. For his efforts, Masibhera was named the MVC Freshman of the Year. Pole VaultT6. Christina LeMunyon, 11-4.25 (3.46m) Witherspoon was followed by Aaron Chier (Belgium, Wis.) in fifth in 6.87 and newcomer Kundai Maguranyanga in eight. Chier returned to the track moments after his 60 meters to take fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 21.92 to cap a big weekend for the sprinter.  Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs’ top women’s performances came from a pair of veterans in Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) and Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.). Young added to her collection of MVC honors with a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.33. Story Links Triple Jump4. Cloud Masibhera, 46-10.75 (14.29m) Drake Individual Women’s Results400 Meters8. Victoria Coombe, 57.59 Mary Young reflects of her best race of the season, an 8.34 in the 60mH to finish 2nd at the #MVCTF Indoor Championship pic.twitter.com/kdvv4uBUS9— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) February 25, 2018 3,000 Meters3. Bailee Cofer, 9:52.7431. Morgan Garcia, 10:34.9035. Rachel Selva, 10:46.83 High Jump8. Forest Moses, 6-7.5 (2.02m) Women’s Team Results1. Illinois State, 174       2. Indiana State, 139     3. Northern Iowa, 103.50    4. Southern Illinois, 90     5. Missouri State, 62       6. Loyola (Ill.), 47     7. Drake, 29.50    8. Bradley, 17     9. Evansville, 1  Coach Carroll remarks on a great weekend for the Bulldogs at the #MVCTF Indoor Championship pic.twitter.com/0p3yZ9LDbc— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) February 25, 2018 Newcomer Kevin Kelly talks about his 3rd place finish in the mile at the #MVCTF Indoor Championship in a hard-fought race pic.twitter.com/kk1neqbZ6o— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) February 25, 2018last_img read more


San Jose Sharks’ home opener is a stinker

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Not even the return of defenseman Erik Karlsson — or the excitement that usually comes with playing a home opener — could provide a spark to the Sharks against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night.By the time the Sharks did show some fight, it was too late.The Sharks allowed two goals in the first period and two more in the second as the Golden Knights skated away with a 5-1 win at SAP Center to sweep …last_img read more


Contract Price for Solar Electricity Hits a Low

first_imgDebating Our All-Renewable Energy Future These Southern Cities Are Going 100 Percent Clean (Energy)Renewable Energy Squabble Goes to CourtTransforming the Electric SystemWind Overtakes Hydro as Top Renewable in U.S. Separately, Greentech Media cited a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) that predicts that all types of clean energy will match the cost range of fossil fuels within the next two years. The study examined cost data from some 15,000 utility-scale projects, including biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar, and both onshore and offshore wind.IRENA said the levelized cost of energy had dropped sharply for some types of power. Over a seven-year period from 2010 to 2017, for example, the levelized cost of electricity from utility-scale solar projects plummeted to 10 cents per kWh, a 73% decline that IRENA called “remarkable.”For onshore wind, IRENA found that turbines commissioned in 2017 produced power for an average levelized cost of about 6 cents per kWh, an 18% drop since 2010.GTM Research noted that utility-scale solar prices during the fourth quarter of last year ranged from a low of 3 cents per kWh for a project in Mexico to a high of 15 cents per kWh in Japan.Factors driving the downward push on prices include technological improvements, competitive bidding for the procurement of electricity, and a growing number of experienced developers.“The trend is clear,” the IRENA report says. “By 2020, all mainstream renewable power generation technologies can be expected to provide average costs at the lower end of the fossil-fuel cost range. In addition, several solar PV and wind power projects will provide some of the lowest-cost electricity from any source.” The contract price for electricity from a new solar-electric facility in New Mexico is the lowest for distributed photovoltaic (PV) power in the U.S., the Rocky Mountain Institute said.The 3-megawatt installation in Alamogordo, New Mexico, is due to come online in March and will sell electricity to the Otero County Electric Cooperative under a 25-year power purchase agreement. The project is owned by SoCore Energy, a Chicago-based solar developer.What’s called the Carrizozo project is the second solar facility developed by the Otero Cooperative. Its first was a 76-kilowatt project built in 2014 and later expanded to a capacity of 150 kW. The array in Alamogordo is being developed without any state tax credits or subsidies.RMI, a non-profit research and consulting organization, said in a news release that it also is working with electric cooperatives in Texas and Colorado to help develop community-scale solar projects.center_img RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more


Srisaket KOs Gonzalez in fourth to retain WBC title

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Gonzalez, of Nicaragua, stayed on the canvas for a couple of minutes. After rising slowly he had to be helped to his corner stool. The first knockdown came 42 seconds earlier when southpaw Srisaket landed a similar short right hook to the side of the head. Gonzalez was able to get up at the count of seven and continue — but looked out of sorts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 30-year-old Srisaket went to work quickly in the first round, easily landing combinations and body shots — the fruits of months of intense training in the gym for the most important fight of his career.“I trained really hard for four months because I wanted everyone to know what I came here for,” said Srisaket of the brutal beatdown. “I have shown that I am the best 115 pound fighter in the world.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Thai dynamo silenced critics who had claimed his majority decision win in the first fight six months ago in New York was a fluke and the result of accidental head butts.Both fighters came out swinging from the opening bell in Saturday’s 115-pound rematch at the outdoor StubHub Center stadium, as it became apparent in the early rounds that Srisaket was in charge and the fight likely would not go the distance.“For the first fight I only trained two months. This fight I knew I was going to knock him out,” Srisaket said. “I am not scared of anyone.”Srisaket (44-4-1, 40 KOs) said he wanted to make his country proud. “I fought for Thailand, for the pride of Thailand,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (R) of Thailand celebrates as Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua lays motionless at StubHub Center on September 9, 2017 in Carson, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPSrisaket Sor Rungvisai knocked out Roman Gonzalez in the fourth round Saturday with a devastating right hook to retain his WBC super flyweight world title in his second straight win over the former champ. Thailand’s Srisaket knocked ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez down twice in the final round, finishing the challenger off with a right hook with 1:45 to go in the fourth. ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Nunes keeps belt, defeats Shevchenko at UFC 215 Gonzalez, who dropped to 46-2 overall, was taken to the hospital immediately after the fight for medical treatment.He was trying to avenge the only loss of his career against Srisaket but he failed to put up any defense against the onslaught of the Thai’s superior punches.The former pound-for-pound division king has had several gruelling fights in recent years, which have taken a heavy toll on his 30-year-old body.On the undercard, Japan’s Naoya Inoue won his US debut by defending his 115 pound WBO title with a sixth round knockout of Antonio Nieves.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more