Top-end PowerEdge solutions cap strong 2017 performance with ‘Server of the Year’ awardsThe latest Dell EMC PowerEdge servers were specifically designed for the modernization required to drive IT transformation – and there’s a product to suit almost every business need.Regardless of your customers’ industry, size or workload demands, you’re able to offer them an innovative PowerEdge server solution that will help enable transformation in the most efficient and effective way for their business.Award-Winning Enterprise-Class SolutionsTwo Dell EMC PowerEdge solutions at the enterprise end of our comprehensive portfolio of cutting-edge servers have recently been named as Server Products of the Year 2017 by industry publication IT Pro*.The Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 was awarded Best 1U Server, while the Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd also received the top-tier accolade for Best 2U Server. The awards were judged by IT Pro’s editorial team.Particularly recommended for their “mightily impressive storage options” and “sheer processing power that’s tough to beat” respectively, the R640 and R740xd sit at the mission-critical end of a diverse portfolio of PowerEdge servers that’s proving incredibly popular with organizations of all sizes.They are joined by our top-performing PowerEdge R740 server, which offers exceptional application performance and storage scalability.Advanced Servers, Accelerated BusinessFor customers looking for dense software-defined storage capabilities and faster processing performance for cloud applications, virtualization environments and web tech, these high-end solutions present three great propositions:PowerEdge R640 – Dense, general-purpose scale-out compute nodeThe Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 server offers an ideal mix of density, performance and storage capacity in a 1U/2S platform. With up to 8 NVMe drives, 1.5TB of memory, Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the ability to choose 2.5” or 3.5” drives, R640 can easily adapt to application demands, making it an excellent choice for high-performance computing (HPC) requirements.PowerEdge R740 – General-purpose workhorse, optimized for workload accelerationThe PowerEdge R740 is the perfect workhorse for demanding environments, providing the ideal balance between storage, I/O and application acceleration in a 2U/2S platform. Are your customers running up against processing limits of older generation servers and finding that they need more memory and CPU performance? If they’re looking for an ideal VDI solution or artificial intelligence/machine learning server, steer them towards the R740.PowerEdge R740xd – Optimized for workloads, with incredible local storage flexibility and capacityWith its ability to mix NVMe, SSD and HDD, the PowerEdge R740xd is a superb choice for customers with software-defined storage requirements. An outstanding database server, delivering high IOPS with up to 24 NVMe drives, it delivers the perfect balance of storage scalability, capacity and performance. This is an ideal platform for uncompromising storage performance and data set processing in a 2U/2S form factor.Promote These Award-Winning Products to Your CustomersWe’ve created a whole host of product-focused marketing assets that are specifically designed to help you promote these top-performing Dell EMC PowerEdge products to your customers.Within your Partner Playbook, you can find everything you need to build the business case and drive demand with co-branded emails and 3rd party white papers. All supported by Battlecards and Quick Reference Guides available on SalesEdge for Channel, to give you all the essential technical specifications information you need. Go to the Partner Playbook now.Access SalesEdge for Channel.* http://www.itpro.co.uk/hardware/30187/the-it-pro-product-of-the-year-awards
Members of NAFCU’s Government Affairs team met recently with CFPB leaders to discuss the bureau’s ongoing rulemaking efforts and innovation policies to share credit unions’ perspectives on the issues.Last week, NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt and Director of Regulatory Affairs Ann Kossachev met with CFPB Deputy Director Brian Johnson to discuss the bureau’s fall rulemaking agenda, which includes:unfair deceptive, or abuse acts or practices (UDAAP);small business data collection;debt collection; continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Signing up for a service should be easy and not require a phone call or visit. But if more information is desired, a chat, a call, or a follow up request should be intuitive, instant (a nod to the Speed component), and well, easy. Here again is an example of the integration of personalization and digital – through technology channels.Options for assistance/concierge service with switching bank accounts — including guaranteeing no fees or missed bill payments will occur — provides the consumer with vital piece of mind. Such a service would address the perceived daunting hassle of moving accounts, and proactively provide solutions to meet customer needs. That’s Ease.Keep the Change, Round Up Savings, Way2Save and other similar programs make saving automatic and provide appreciated value to the consumer.Making things easy for the consumer is not new, and many examples exist beyond the financial services industry. Grocery stores that offer prepared foods, potentially personalized to your specific liking, take the hassle out of making dinner. Doctor’s offices text you appointment reminders and offer portals to provide ease with communication and scheduling. The “Dummies” brand book series was created to teach virtually any topic with Ease. As technology has, and will continue to overwhelm the consumer with data, the need to make things easy for the consumer has never been greater. The consideration of Ease into strategic decisions and product and services deployment will allow your credit union to provide additional relevance and enhanced distinction for your members. To keep it short and sweet, we’ve created a series of articles to describe each one of the components of our SPECS business model. This is our third article, which will focus on Ease. As a quick refresh, or for those of you reading for the first time…GCS has identified the following five components leaders must consider in driving, and maintaining, relevance and distinction in the marketplace based on years of qualitative and quantitative consumer research. The components are called SPECS, as they reflect:The core SPECS are specifications to engage consumers and earn their loyalty.SPECS describes the components to services and products that consumers desire.Finally, SPECS is an acronym created to describe the balance between technology and the personal touch. SPECS provides the structure with which to enhance differentiation and value beyond price. Innovating around the SPECS will help organizations enrich the user experience and drive greater consumer engagement.So, what are the SPECS?Speed,Personalization,Ease,Control, andSecurityTo briefly recap, Speed is the heightened need for immediacy that new technologies are designed to provide, and today’s consumer demands. Access to financial information 24/7 and real-time balances online and through the app provide the member with instant information and service. Outside of financial services, overnight, free delivery options when ordering online and 2-hour grocery deliveries provide convenience and further influence the consumers’ desire for “now” service.Personalization is individualized, customized, and, well, personal to each member. Both human and tech-based, Personalization is the fulfillment of the wants and needs specific to each consumer. Amazon offers suggestions, Netflix suggests shows and Yelp recommends restaurants. Progressive Insurance lets consumers’ “name their own price.” CUs must tailor products and offers through digital and personal insights. (Think customized outreach to members who pay excessive surcharge fees when a free option is nearby.) With rapidly changing competitor advances, consumers today demand more than ever. Incorporating Speed, Personalization and the other SPECS components into R&D strategies and service delivery will build and sustain member loyalty.E = EaseThe third component to GCS’ SPECS model is Ease. Ease refers to the consumers’ desire to enjoy a pain-free journey that is simple and friction-free. Ease requires minimal effort, time or knowledge. Ease means a digital experience consistent throughout, where website and mobile mirror each other, and complexity and unknowns are largely eliminated. Easy means the consumer just doesn’t have to “think” about it. Simply put: how easy are you to do business with … and in what ways can you make doing so even easier?The SPECS are not mutually exclusive and often overlap. While Ease means no hassle as well as responsive and knowledgeable, Ease is also fast and personalized. Ease is an advocate who looks after you, a “go-to” person who answers your questions, and offers quick solutions that are accurate, and require little to no consumer effort. Ease also means worry-free; so trustworthiness is included as a component here.Easy also means accessible. ATM, branch and mobile access are obvious requirements — can I have an ATM in my car please — but so are simple-to-execute inter- and intra-financial institution transactions, and credit score access and management. Online account and loan applications providing the option of an entirely online experience and/or the ability to complete online and then allow setting a personal appointment offers the Ease of consumer choice. Dr. Neil Goldman is Senior Partner of Goldman Consulting & Strategy (GCS, Inc.), an organizational development and marketing research firm founded in 2002, working primarily with credit unions. He also … Web: https://www.gcsfirst.com Details 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neil Goldman
Since early Wednesday morning, when Mr. Trump angrily declared the election to be a “fraud” on the public, he has been mostly ensconced in the Oval Office or the presidential residence, watching television coverage and brooding.Besides his children, he has spoken by phone and at the White House with a coterie of advisers, including the former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, his campaign manager, Bill Stepien, his deputy campaign manager, Justin Clark, his adviser Hope Hicks, and Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee.- Advertisement – As he played golf on Saturday, aides said, Mr. Trump was surprisingly calm, given the news he had received upon his arrival. But he had not yet begun to watch television news coverage of Mr. Biden’s victory.Aides cited things they believed Mr. Trump could point to as accomplishments even in defeat, including getting the second-most votes in American history and drawing a new batch of voters into the Republican Party. Vice President Mike Pence spent part of Friday in the Oval Office with Mr. Trump, but the president’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, who tested positive for the coronavirus the day after the election, has been working remotely on the campaign’s current legal challenges.Mr. Trump’s advisers had succeeded in persuading his personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani to stand down from some of public allegations about fraud. But Mr. Giuliani called Mr. Trump directly to appeal to him, and the president signed off on a news conference outside a landscaping company in Philadelphia that started Saturday morning just after news outlets called the presidential race for Mr. Biden.Some aides were candid with Mr. Trump that there was not much of a path forward, even though they said they would continue on. Only a few had seemed resistant to the idea that Mr. Biden was likely to win, including the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, people who spoke with Mr. Trump said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Police in South Tangerang, Banten, have arrested a rape suspect who had remained at large for nearly a year since the victim filed the report on the day the assault reportedly took place.South Tangerang Police head of criminal investigation Adj. Comr. Muharam Wibisono said the suspect, identified only as RI, had been arrested at his residence in the Parigi area of Pondok Aren on Saturday evening. Read also: Rape survivor shares story on social media after police investigation stallsShe said the man subsequently beat her with what she believed was a piece of metal until she was almost unconscious and raped her.On the same day, the victim said, she was taken to a hospital for a physical examination for a police report that she filed shortly after. She also said RI had texted her that day to apologize, before also threatening her.“I would not have [shared this post] if the police had taken action, but by law, I do not have enough evidence to put this [expletive] in jail, so all I can do is expose him,” she wrote in the caption of the post, in which she also posted pictures of CCTV footage purportedly showing the perpetrator.In the Instagram post, she also showed several screenshots of texts and nude photographs that the alleged perpetrator reportedly sent to her.Muharam, however, claimed that the victim had not included RI’s texts to her in her police report. He said the investigation had taken a long time as the police needed to find and confirm the identity of the suspect.“So, it was not a lack of evidence that hindered the investigation. We had the victim’s report, information from the witnesses and a physical examination result, which were enough to identify a criminal offense,” he said.Read also: Indonesian lawmakers are biggest enablers of nation’s rape culture“But we did not have the suspect’s identity. And when we did have a name, with the help of the police’s cybercrime unit, we had to confirm that it was the right person,” he added.Human rights activists have raised their voice over this case, reiterating the importance and urgency of passing the sexual violence eradication bill (RUU PKS), which has been removed from this year’s priority legislation list by the House of Representatives.Uli Pangaribuan of the Legal Aid Foundation of the Indonesian Women’s Association for Justice’s Jakarta office previously told the Post that the victim had contacted the foundation for legal assistance. Uli regretted that the police provided no updates to the victim since the report had been filed.Topics : “We have questioned the perpetrator since the arrest, and he has confessed his action. The confessions he made were identical to the details the victim had reported,” Muharam told The Jakarta Post on Monday.The incident came to light recently after the alleged victim turned to social media to express her frustration over the protracted investigation into the case that reportedly happened in August last year.In an Instagram post that has since gone viral, the victim said RI was a stranger who had suddenly entered her house in the morning of Aug. 13.She wrote that she initially mistook the man for someone she knew since she had only just woken up. When she followed him to her dressing room, she realized that the man was a stranger she had never seen.
In May, Freeport said it would reduce the number of staff at the mine, which employed about 25,000 people, after infections rose in the area. Operations have resumed at the world’s biggest gold mine in Indonesia, the company that runs it said Saturday, after workers blocked access to the site in protest at being stopped from visiting their families over virus concerns.The miners at the Grasberg complex in the country’s easternmost Papua region reached an agreement with the US-based operator Freeport, which said it would resume bus services for workers to return home.This week more than 1,000 employees demonstrated at the mine’s main entrance over the decision to cancel bus services to the city of Timika in response to fears about the spread of coronavirus infections. Topics : Many workers had been unable to leave the site — a high-altitude open pit that is also a major copper mine — for six months.Freeport spokesman Riza Pratama told AFP Saturday that the roadblock had been removed after a long negotiation period.Several buses departed from the mine late Friday, carrying some workers who had been granted a leave of absence, said local company spokesman Kerry Yarangga.These bus services will be run with stringent health protocols including Covid-19 testing, Yarangga said.
Mikel Arteta knows he needs to build the trust of the Arsenal fans (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal fans to provide his team with a powerful energy and in turn he promises to make their lives better as they will enjoy watching their team.The new Arsenal boss is desperate to repair a tense relationship between the team and the fans which festered under his predecessor, Unai Emery.A toxic atmosphere had developed at the Emirates, which was part of Granit Xhaka being stripped of the club captaincy after a clash with fans when he was substituted against Crystal Palace earlier in the season.Arteta, who captained the Gunners and won two FA Cups during his time as a player at the club, knows that the fans in north London can be a driving force for success and wants to build on the positive response his team received during his opening match as manager – a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think energy is everything, in life, in football and in sports. If we are able to generate this it will give us a lift,’ said the Spaniard. Comment Mikel Arteta calls on Arsenal fans to provide ‘powerful energy’ but knows he must convince them first Arteta is looking to foster a relationship with players and fans (Picture: Getty Images)‘I was really pleased with how the fans treated the players [against Bournemouth] and I was happy that the players went to see the fans after the game as well because we need that connection.‘Slowly, we need to build that back to where it was. It’s going to be very powerful for us to use that.’Arteta knows full well that it is a two-way street and the fans need to have some encouragement in order to provide the energy he is looking for, especially when the atmosphere has been so poor in recent weeks.‘Hopefully we can change it,’ Arteta continued. ‘First I need to convince the players and then, if I can convince the players, afterwards we can convince the fans.‘I think it’s very, very important in my job. At the end of the day they’re expecting a lot from us.‘We have to give them enjoyment, we have to make their lives better and, when we win, it will be better because they will be happier.‘It’s our responsibility and we have to do everything we can to achieve that.’Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday in a huge test for Arteta so early in his managerial career.The draw at Bournemouth left the Gunners 11th in the Premier League table and closer to the bottom three in points than fourth place, where Chelsea currently reside.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAfter the point on the south coast, Arteta insisted his aim for the season was simply to make an impact on the team as quickly as possible.‘My only one now is to review the game and find solutions to do it better,’ he said after the draw with the Cherries.‘To attack better, to concede less on the counter-attack, to defend better and prepare a good training session for them to improve them, that’s all.‘I don’t look at the games against Chelsea or [Manchester] United – it’s now. At the moment the urgency is now. And we need an impact now.’MORE: Paul Scholes names Arsenal’s three key players and the problem Mikel Arteta must sort out firstMORE: Granit Xhaka ‘angry’ with Mikel Arteta after talks over Arsenal exit Phil HaighFriday 27 Dec 2019 11:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Advertisement Advertisement
Frank Leboeuf picks between Man Utd’s treble winners and Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 25 Apr 2020 5:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link199Shares Ferguson and Wenger had a huge rivalry between them (Pictures: Getty Images)Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf says Manchester United’s ‘unstoppable’ treble-winning team were better than Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ due to their ‘maturity’.Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won the league, Champions League and FA Cup, while Arsene Wenger’s Gunners went a whole season without losing a single Premier League game.Both completed feats that no other team has been able to replicate, and are considered as two of the best Premier League outfits in the history of the competition. Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTWorld Cup winner with France, Leboeuf, had the unfortunate experience of coming up against Ferguson’s United side while at Chelsea in 1999, and he believes they trump the Invincibles.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe told ESPN FC: ‘I didn’t play against the Invincibles, I was already gone, I played against the 1999 [Man United team], even though we had a fantastic season with Chelsea, we lost only three games during the season, those guys were unstoppable.‘They were absolutely fantastic, there was a maturity in the squad because they had been playing for many years all together, they were really impressive when we played against them.‘I will go for the 1999, even though it has almost always been a nightmare to play against the Gunners, especially at the former stadium [Highbury].’ Comment Man Utd are the only team to win the treble (Picture: Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side came close to matching Arsenal’s record, but suffered their first and only loss of this season to Watford at the end of February.Ray Parlour, who was a key member of the Invincible squad, admitted he celebrated the Hornets’ win, he said: ‘Of course! I had a few drinks that night!More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Records are there to be broken and I’m sure if a Liverpool player was in the same place I was they’d want us to lose as well! ‘But it’s no big deal, really. I know it’s a very good record to have and I’m very proud of it, but the most important thing is winning the league and Liverpool are still going to do that.’MORE: Man Utd chief Ed Woodward’s admission on mega-money moves throws Jadon Sancho transfer into doubtMORE: Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos drops major hint on Arsenal futureFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
Duro IkhazuagbeEgypt and Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah, last night won his second African Player of the Year award, beating off competition from teammate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.He is the fourth African after El Hadji Diouf, Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure to win the award back to back. The Egyptian was unarguably the expected winner of the 2018 African Player of the Year award due to his stunning season for both country and club.Salah secured 13 goals in the English Premier League to help the Reds lead the log this season. The 26-year-old was named the Premier League Player of the Year and ranked high in Goal 50, FIFA Best Awards and Ballon d’Or. He was voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time last December.Last season, he finished with 44 goals across all competitions and helped Jurgen Klopp’s men end as runners-up in the Champions League.Salah shrugged off a shoulder injury to feature in the 2018 FIFA World Cup where he scored two goals in two games for Pharaohs.Speaking shortly after he was presented his award, Salah said: “I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row,” Salah said.After dominating the podium in the last three editions, Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala was beaten to the African Woman Player of the Year award by South Africa’s Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana. The South African was voted the Most Valuable Player of the last African Woman’s Nations Cup in Ghana last month, when the Super Falcons won the title a record ninth time.The Super Falcons were named the women’s National Team of the Year while men’s National Team of the Year surprisingly went to Mauritania.Morocco’s national team’s coach, Herve Renard was selected as the National Team Coach of the Year. Banyana Banyana’s Desiree Ellis was the winner of the women’s version.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — We thought we were getting a Fight of the Year candidate Saturday night, but instead we got a virtuoso performance from one of the best fighters in the world.Juan Francisco Estrada finally came up big in a marquee fight, earning a 12-round unanimous decision over top pound-for-pound fighter Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for the WBC super flyweight title in a long-awaited rematch. Estrada (39-3, 26 KOs) outboxed Rungvisai (47-5-1, 41 KOs) in the early going and outlasted a late surge from the Thai champion, winning by scores of 116-112, and 115-113 twice. The bout headlined a DAZN-streamed card from The Forum, a place that’s long welcomed some of the sport’s smallest warriors. A crowd of 5,127 attended the show.Join DAZN to watch Canelo-Jacobs and 100+ fight nights a year In their first encounter last February, Estrada got off to a slow start. That wasn’t the case Saturday, as Estrada came right out of the gate attacking. He dominated from mid and long range, blasting Rungvisai with combinations before moving out of the way of return fire. Estrada looked loose, with his opponent looking stiff. Estrada made Rungvisai miss wildly and when the Thai tank landed a big shot, Estrada took them well. In their first fight, Estrada went back to the corner early and mentioned that Rungvisai indeed hits hard. But after going 12 rounds the first time, Estrada knew he could take Rungvisai’s best shots. Estrada set up some of his best work early on with a precise body attack. The opening round saw Estrada work the body, which then allowed him to land some pretty uppercuts. Estrada’s best punch was a jab, which kept Rungvisai at bay as he came in recklessly throwing overhand rights. In the seventh, Estrada landed a couple of right hands, and avoided Rungvisai’s attack. When the two met in center ring moments later, Estrada patted his gloves together and landed a nice right hand, further cementing his dominance up until that point.Rungvisai surprisingly fought from an orthodox stance early in the fight, finally going to his natural southpaw stance in the later rounds.By then, Estrada had built a big lead on the scorecards. He was up 80-72 on one card and 78-74 on two others. Rungvisai came on strong towards the end, but it was too little, too late. But Estrada didn’t stop trying to pile up points on the cards.“I needed to show the Mexican fans and everyone here tonight that I was going to win that belt,” Estrada said.In his two previous big fights, Estrada came up short against Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in a close loss in November 2012, and again versus Rungvisai via majority decision in February of last year. At long last, Estrada gets that career-defining victory and has established himself at least on the fringes of the top ten fighters pound-for-pound in the sport.Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn told Sporting News he would love to see Estrada and Rungvisai do it again, but also noted that he has WBA champion Khalid Yafai (25-0, 15 KOs) in his stable, and that would be quite a unification bout if it were to come off.“If he wants a third fight, I will give it to him,” Estrada said in the ring afterward. “I would prefer to fight some other champion first. That’s what I think is next.”Estrada was the clear crowd favorite, with chants of “Gallo! Gallo! Gallo!” ringing out across The Forum throughout the night. With Chocolatito’s best days behind him, Southern California fight fans may have found the next 115-pounder to throw their support behind for the foreseeable future. Though The Forum wasn’t quite as packed as in Chocolatito’s prime, Estrada is 30 years old and definitely won himself some new fans with his fantastic performance.–It wasn’t easy, but Los Angeles native Daniel Roman unified two belts at 122 pounds with a 12-round majority decision over then-unbeaten TJ Doheny in a thrilling war. The scores were 116-110 twice and 113-113 in favor of the WBA champion, who was fighting in the LA area for the first time in his career. He added Doheny’s IBF belt to his mantle with the win.Doheny proved to be a bit tricky early on, using cute movements to frustrate Roman and make him miss, landed pot shots to a lot of success. Doheny tasted the canvas in the second round courtesy of a long left hand from Roman but didn’t otherwise seem hurt. An action-packed fourth round forced swelling around Doheny’s right eye and blood from the nose, but he answered with his own barrage. He nicked a close sixth round before unloading the clip on Roman in the seventh. Roman went down from what was ruled a slip, though it could have easily been ruled a knockdown.Roman took control of the bout in the ninth, clipping Doheny with a big right hand. The 10th round saw Roman land some body shots that bothered the IBF champion, and a left uppercut early in round 11 sent Doheny to the canvas. It looked as though it was going to spell the end of the fight, but Doheny proved his grittiness in not only surviving but getting off some shots of his own.After the fight, Roman said he wants to face unbeaten Rey Vargas, the WBC champion at 122 pounds. Doheny was a long-odds underdog but proved he belongs at the top level and doesn’t lose much in defeat beside his world title.Jessie Vargas earned his $1.2 million purse in his super welterweight debut, stopping a game Humberto Soto in the sixth round. Vargas (29-2-2, 11 KOs) was cut by a headbutt in the opening moments of round two and had to deal with a pesky Soto (69-10-2, 37 KOs), who landed some tremendous shots.It was an even affair through four rounds, with the two trading on even terms when the fight was in a phone booth. When Vargas got some distance, he was able to land almost at will, beginning in the fifth round. He dropped Soto with a pretty overhand right in the sixth round, and sensing blood in the water, chased Soto to the ropes. It was there Vargas wasted no punches, landing some devastating punches at will before referee Thomas Taylor rescued Soto at 1:48 of the round.Vargas earned his first win since December 2017, following back-to-back draws against Adrien Broner and Thomas Dulorme. Soto should hang them up after giving the fans a solid effort. Vargas still wants a fight with Kell Brook. Compton-trained super middleweight Anthony Sims Jr. (19-0, 17 KOs) saw his 17-fight knockout streak come to an end, earning a 10-round unanimous decision over gatekeeper Vaughn Alexander (14-3, 9 KOs) by scores of 98-92 twice and 96-94. The 24-year-old Sims looked solid but is still some time away from being a serious player at 168 pounds.2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakhram Giyasov (8-0, 6 KOs) of Uzbekistan (now fighting out of Brooklyn) struggled on the way to a unanimous decision over Emanuel Taylor (20-6, 14 KOs) in their ten-round super lightweight bout. Taylor hurt Giyasov a number of times throughout the bout but was mostly outworked en route to scores of 99-91 twice and 97-93. Sporting News scored the bout 95-95, and even Matchroom Sport’s Eddie Hearn felt the scores were too wide when he stopped by press row at the conclusion of the bout. Giyasov clowned a bit and got checked with left hooks from Taylor inside on a number of occasions. Taylor just didn’t piece enough combinations together and Giyasov did. Giyasov proved he’s still well away from championship level.Towering 18-year-old Mexican-American middleweight prospect Diego Pacheco (3-0) made easy work of Guillermo Maldonado (1-1) in the opening round of their four-round bout. Maldonado didn’t belong in the ring with the former top-rated amateur Pacheco, who was making his U.S. debut after fighting twice before his 18th birthday in Tijuana. Pacheco was a crowd favorite, hailing from East Los Angeles, and at 6’4″ is a monster at the weight. He hurt Maldonado with every shot he landed and put him down in a heap in the corner with a barrage, bringing an end to the fight at 1:46.