Big turnout in South Auckland for Parker fight

first_imgParker, 26, took on England’s Anthony Joshua in their highly-anticipated world heavyweight title unification bout this morning.However, Joshua beat Parker to become the unified heavyweight champion of the world.About 250 people watched the fight at the Mangere Cosmopolitan Club.Earlier today before the fight, Parker supporter Piarimu Niao said she was not usually a boxing fan but she was backing local boy Parker and was confident he could claim a win.”It’s pretty tight actually but I think he’s got it. Team Parker all the way. It’s a good feeling when it’s like this,” said Ms Niao.Crowds also gathered across the city to watch the fight, including the Grey Lynn RSA.Jeff Ah Kuoi told RNZ’s Danielle Street it was an awesome fight.”Joseph Parker did well to hold his own … first guy to go without a knockout. [Anthony Joseph’s ] got a 20 win, 20 knockout [record].”He did well, good champions, I’m happy.”The fight between the two champions took place at the Principality Stadium in Wales in front of a sell-out crowd of about 80,000.last_img read more

Disturbing reports on contaminated Brazilian meat should lead to ban – McConalogue

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Charlie McConalogue TD says he is deeply disturbed by the reports emerging regarding the export of contaminated meat from Brazil.Deputy McConalogue says a ban on the import of Brazilian meat will have to be seriously considered until the issue has been resolved.“I was horrified to read reports over the weekend of how Brazilian authorities have uncovered substandard product in meat processing plants that was subsequently exported. This includes rotten meat and the prevalence of salmonella. “Considering the EU is one of the main markets for Brazilian beef and poultry exports, contingency actions need to be put in place to safeguard European consumers from substandard meat product. This includes an immediate ban on all Brazilian meat imports to the EU.“It is paramount that meat imports into Europe meet premier EU safety standards and that animal traceability conditions are maintained.“On another front, the Mercosur trade talks between the EU and South American countries are due to recommence next week. My party has been consistent in the view that Mercosur represents a dangerous threat to European and Irish beef farmers.“Given the dark cloud hanging over Brazilian meat exports from these latest revelations, it is vital that any discussions on beef entering the EU market from this region remain off the negotiation table. “It is vital that Ireland and other like-minded EU member state countries make it clear to the Commission that European consumers cannot be exposed to substandard controls covering food safety, animal health controls, tractability and environmental standards.”Disturbing reports on contaminated Brazilian meat should lead to ban – McConalogue was last modified: March 20th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charlie mc conaloguefoodmeatlast_img read more