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Ja’s Davis too tough for young American

first_imgJamaica’s Tsetsi Davis, one of the favourites to take the 2016 version of the Wray and Nephew Contender title, had an easy first fight, on Wednesday night, as he completely overwhelmed his young American opponent Courtney McCleave in their five round fight at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.     McCleave’s corner threw in the towel at two minutes and 10 seconds of round four. McCleave, who is 21 years old, and has been a professional boxer for only a year, showed his inexperience  right  from the start of the fight. He really looked like a boxer with only three previous fights, two of which he lost, and his record is now one victory and three losses. Davis, who now has a 15-4 record,  had won the three previous rounds easily and seemed to be on the brink of a knockout victory when McCleave’s corner threw a towel in the ring to signal to referee Ransford Burton, that their fighter was in no condition to continue. It was the right decision for them to make, as McCleave would just have been  beaten up badly and knocked out, if the fight had continued. Davis, who last fought on July 1 last year, when he dropped a majority decision to Richard Holmes, showed that he was in need of a fight. He stalked McCleave  from the opening bell, but  missed with several  punches that were thrown to his opponent’s head. His timing was badly off and he would have been better served if he had tried to build up his attacks behind his jab. McCleave showed some boxing skills as he tried to score points with his jabs, but these were tentative and had no muscle behind them.  A few landed to Davis’ head and body but had no visible effect on him and certainly did not dissuade him from coming in. After repeatedly missing with punches to the head, Davis changed strategy and made the body his target, and this paid dividends, as McCleave was definitely hurt a few times.  He increased the pressure each round and after round three it was clear that the fight would not  last much longer.  Davis stepped up the pace at the start of this round,  and his hooks to the body made McCleave wince in pain. His corner saw what was happening and correctly gave the signal to the referee that their fighter had had enough. Davis now moves on the quarter-finals, where he will certainly get better opposition. He has a lot of work to do in the meantime, however, as his conditioning seemed suspect. He is, however, one step closer to the first prize of $2-million and the title that has eluded him over the years. In the amateur bouts that preceded the main event,  Raheim Pitter from Boys’ Town scored a first round technical knockout victory over Shaquille O’Neil from Sugar Olympic gym, while Joshua Forrest-Davidson from Seaview Gardens gym had a similar second round victory over Joel Wedderburn from the St. Thomas Boxing Club.last_img read more

Surging San Miguel survives TNT in heated matchup

first_imgFrom an 83-83 during the ejection, the Beermen staged a 14-5 run that Chris Ross capped off with a three-pointer for the 97-88 lead with 3:13 left.Austria added they had to win their game against TNT to get into a stable position for a playoffs spot and eventually defend their Commissioner’s Cup title.“This was a badly needed win and thankfully we were able to survive TNT,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. “They [the KaTropa] know the importance of this game and they want to kick us out because if we’re out of the playoffs the other teams will have a chance to win the championship.”Renaldo Balkman, who scored six points in the late-game run while blocking two shots, finished with a game-high 43 points, 15 boards, four assists, and six rejections to lead the Beermen.Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo had 19 points, six rebounds, and two blocks while Alex Cabagnot added 12 points for San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Frustrated Chan after Phoenix blows big lead anew: ‘We never learn our lessons’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Joshua Smith led TNT with 26 points and 18 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer overcame a tense affair and took down TNT, 99-94, to move into a tie in fourth place in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The game saw four players get ejected. TNT’s Terrence Romeo and San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter got tossed after they got into a verbal spat late in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Beermen forward Arwind Santos and KaTropa’s Anthony Semerad were also thrown out of the game, this time in the fourth quarter, after the two exchanged elbows during a scuffle.“I give my salute to Arwind and Marcio because they showed that they will give their all for the team and they will go into a rumble if necessary,” said Beermen head coach Leo Austria.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Beermen won their fourth game in five matches to tie GlobalPort and Magnolia with identical 4-4 records.Santos and Semerad’s ejections in the 7:36 mark of the fourth eventually became the turning point of the game and it was San Miguel that took the chance to run with it. View commentslast_img read more

Condemnation of attempt to intimidate media

first_imgDear Editor,Firstly, I wish to add my voice to the others who have condemned the intimidation of members of the media at Congress Place, in the presence of Coalition Government leaders, during a press conference.No amount of intimidation can hide the facts, and this is something that has been proven time and time again.On the subject of intimidation, there are moves afoot by the Coalition leaders to intimidate their Parliamentarians, who they suspect might vote with the PPP/C on their no-confidence motion.Threats made to several Coalition Parliamentarians about them being recalled, must be rejected by all of their supporters.All supporters of the Coalition must call on the Head of the List of Candidates to resist these attempts. The head and deputy head of the List of Candidates should not allow themselves to be used as pawns in the intimidation of persons who have served Guyanese.Sincerely,Thomas Colelast_img read more

FITUG hosts 6th Delegates’ Conference today

first_imgThe Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) will convene its 6th Delegates’ Conference today under the theme “For betterment through Organisation and Solidarity”.The event will be held in the conference room of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), High Street and Wights Lane, Kingston, Georgetown and is aimed at reviewing the work of the Federation since its 5th Conference in 2015.FITUG President Carvil DuncanParticipating in the Conference will be delegates and observers representing the Federation’s affiliates; namely GAWU, the Guyana Labour Union (GLU), the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU), and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE),According to FITUG, since its last Conference, there have been many changes that took place and others that are still taking place. One such notable change was the election of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Government – some weeks after its 2015 February Conference.“The Federation recognises that many of the new Government’s promises have remained unfulfilled as it approaches its three -ear anniversary. Moreover, the FITUG has expressed on several occasions its dismay with policies embraced by the Government which, among other things, have brought to bear heavy pressures on the working people through new and increased taxation for instance,” the Federation stated.It went on to outline too that the coalition Administration’s approach to the sugar industry has been very worrying as the State pursued possibly the largest retrenchment exercise in the history of independent Guyana.“Today, FITUG stands with those workers and their families as they face up to the difficult times brought about by what, in our view, was not a well thought out approach to one of our country’s economic mainstays,” the Union asserted.FITUG further posited that as yet another Conference approaches, it cannot turn a blind eye to the concerns regarding the functioning of critical institutions charged with promoting and defending the country’s democratic way of life. The Union added too that it is also not comforted by the slow, but steady, emergence of tentacles of authoritarianism in society, while recognising as well, a widening rift between the haves and have-nots in the country.Another major development since its last Conference was the discovery of oil and Guyana becoming an oil-producing State in the not too distant future.At today’s Conference, the feature address will be delivered by social activist, Attorney and chartered accountant, Christopher Ram. Also speaking during the Opening Session will be FITUG’s President, Carvil Duncan who will reflect on the work of the FITUG in the last triennium as well as the conditions and challenges of contemporary times.Meanwhile, during the business session, the Conference will receive the report of the General Secretary; the Federation’s Financial Report and will approve motions on several matters of importance. In addition, a new Executive Committee would be elected and would be charged with implementing the Conference’s decision as well as steering the Federation until its 7th Conference which will be held in 2021.last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Padraig GAA News: CLUB LOTTOThe sixth Club Lotto draw of the year took place on Monday the 2nd of March. The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 10 and 22. There was no jackpot winner on the night meaning next week’s jackpot increases to €2450. Seven players matched three numbers, with each receiving €15.They were: Robbie Porter (Cavan Hill), Stephanie Rutherford (Porthall), Tracy McNamara, Oran Dooher (Clonleigh Park), Pat Ferry (Curraghalane), Odhran McGettigan (Coolatee) and Joe Carlin (Lifford Co-Op).THE WEEK AHEADU-14 Ladies, U-16 Ladies and Minor Ladies training continues on Monday evenings at the Training Pitch in Rossgier (6PM to 7PM) and Wednesday evenings at the Lifford Community Centre (7PM to 8PM). All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session. U-16 Boys training continues each Wednesday night at the training pitch in Rossgier (5:30PM to 6:45PM).Men’s team training continues as normal on Mondays and Thursdays at the Training Pitch in Rossgier. All players are asked to be on the pitch, ready to begin training at 7:20PM sharp on both nights.Under-8 and Under 10 team training continues every Saturday morning from 11AM to 12PM at the Lifford Resource Centre AstroTurf. Any children born between 2005 and 2009 are more than welcome to attend. All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of renting the Astroturf.As always, new players are more than welcome to join any of the Clubs teams.MINOR BOARD MEETING The second Minor Board meeting of the year takes place on Monday the 9th of March at the Lifford Resource Centre on the Gallows Lane at 7:30PM. Parents and guardians of all underage players are asked to attend – from Under-8 right up to Minor level (Under-18). Parents with children not currently playing Football with the Club are also welcome to attend, should they wish to pose any questions to the Clubs coaches about their children taking up Gaelic Football with the Club.STARS IN THEIR EYES FUNDRAISEROur ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ Fundraiser is now less than 3 weeks away, with the event taking place in Bannigans Bar, Main Street, Lifford on Saturday the 21st of March at 9PM. The event promises to be a great night’s entertainment with a great mix of songs ranging from modern day hits right back to 60’s classics, and everything else in between.So far we’ve managed to secure the services of country legends Garth Brooks and Kenny Rogers, Neil Diamond, modern day chart toppers CeeLo Green, Megan Trainor and Katy Perry, as well as ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra. We also have Alannah Myles of ‘Black Velvet’ fame performing on the night, as well as one or two additional acts still to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Tickets for the event are now on sale at a cost of €5. Tickets can be obtained from Club Members John McDermott (0872106832), Meghan McNulty (0863943127), Christine Marley (0868964163), Orla McGhee (0867300218) and Caroline McBride. Tickets can also be purchased from Bannigans Bar directly. Tickets for the event are selling fast so be sure to get yours they are still available.SYMPATHIESThe Club would to like to extend its sympathies to the family and friends of Noel Gallagher (Croaghan Heights, Lifford), Jean Galbraith (Conneyburrow Road, Lifford), Gerard Kelly (Porthall) and Mary-Rose Colhoun (Ballindrait) on their recent bereavements – ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.GAA NEWS: LIFFORD GAA PLAYERS SET TO HAVE ‘STARS IN THEIR EYES’ was last modified: March 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:NoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal gambler has scooped a cool €12,704 after betting just €7.50.The lucky Donegal punter’s betting slip.The lucky punter placed the bet with BoyleSports on the last four races at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening.The lucky customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, placed a €0.50cent Lucky 15 on the last four races at Dunstall Park costing them just €7.50. The Lucky 15 started off when Yorkindred Spirit won the 7:30 at 8/1, followed by Logans Lad winning the 8:00 at 33/1, Slovak landing the 8:30 at 10/1 and the bet clicking when Monna Valley won the 9:00 at 7/2 under Irish jockey Oisin Murphy.The punter’s bet payed out €11,549.50 and with a 10% Bonus for picking all four winners the total pay-out amounted to €12,704.45 for their €7.50 stake.A spokesman for Boylesports said they were delighted for the punter and especially on their long odds race choice.“Yet again a punter has won big with BoyleSports and we would like to congratulate them on their savvy selections especially for picking out Logans Lad at 33/1. “Hopefully September won’t be as bad of a month for BoyleSports following on from the bashing we got from small stakes and large pay out winners in August.”BASHING THE BOOKIE! DONEGAL PUNTER SCOOPS €12,000 FOR JUST €7.50 BET was last modified: September 7th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:betBOYLESPORTSdonegalGAMBLElast_img read more

Eden Hazard’s goal against England means Belgian company must give away free TV’s

first_img Mertens will certainly be popular with his mates at home! 2 Hazard slots the ball past Jordan Pickford in the England net to make it 2-0 highlights NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Eden Hazard’s goal against England means an electrical company in Belgium will be giving refunds to customers who bought a television during the World Cup.The Chelsea playmaker scored his side’s second goal of the game against the Three Lions in a 2-0 win. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes He revealed after the 3-2 win over Japan: “My friends bought a television, so I am thinking about that.“With the qualities of Romelu [Lukaku] and Eden [Hazard], we can create a great deal of danger.“We are doing really well. We like to score a lot of goals.” 2 smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade predicted Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? ALTERED How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? gameday But while it may have seemed elementary to some, electrical company Krefel would have been praying Phil Jones had caught the Belgian captain.Krefel offered full refunds on TVs bought during the World Cup if Roberto Martinez’s men score 16 goals or more.And guess what? Hazard’s goal in the 82nd minute of their last game at the tournament was lucky number 16.Dries Mertens revelaed earlier this month the offer was motivating him to score more – just so his mates could get free telly’s! Latest Football news who plays? Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible xi Martinez’s men finished the tournament as leading scorers after beating England, racking up 12 in their first four games.Victory on Saturday afternoon means Belgium secured their best-ever World Cup finish.last_img read more

LYIT leads the way with new HDip for ICT education in schools

first_imgLetterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is leading the way in ICT education for teachers and educators with the announcement of a new Higher Diploma (HDip) in Science in Computing for Educators. This unique course allows educators to engage with material that will provide learners with confidence and the technical skills required to deliver ICT in schools at all levels. The programme has been carefully designed to ensure that educators will be given the opportunity to gain proficiency and to derive tangible elements for their own classroom. The HDip programme for educators is a ‘60 credit’ Level 8 course. The programme consists of six ‘10 credit’ certificates; four mandatory modules, and two elective modules that students can opt for during the programme. Educators can take as many, or as few of the certificates available, but by completing all ’60 credits’ students can convert their certificates into the HDip in Science in Computing for Educators. Many educators and teachers, from across Ireland and Northern Ireland, have completed some of the ’10 credit’ certificates in this programme, and a significant number of these students are now planning to return to complete the full ’60 credit’ Higher Diploma. What’s unique about this programme is the flexibility; it has been designed to suit the ever-evolving ICT curriculum in education, and aims to support educators and teachers from the primary, post-primary and further education sectors. Thomas Dowling, Head of Department of Computing at LYIT commented, “The increased emphasis of ICT in schools, and the recent introduction of Computer Science as a Leaving Certificate subject in pilot schools across the country, has encouraged LYIT’s Department of Computing to develop this programme. “We have developed a programme that aims to satisfy the needs of educators in this changing educational landscape. “To date, over one hundred teachers have completed a number of our ’10 Credit’ minor award certificates, with these individuals now having the opportunity to progress towards this major award Higher Diploma qualification. “A significant number of teachers that have completed the ’10 credit’ Certificate in Coding for Teachers, and the ’10 credit’ Certificate in Coding Principles for Teachers, have had these Certificates recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland. This has been a game changer for this programme and really validates the reputation and standard attributed to the certificate programmes. “Over the next few years, it is expected that Computer Science will be rolled out as a Leaving Certificate subject nationwide, and we want to equip teachers and educators with a qualification that will meet this demand.”Thomas further added, “As the only Institute of Technology currently offering a programme of this kind and level of flexibility, we are extremely proud to be leading the way in supporting teachers and educators that are keen to enhance their skill-set and qualifications in the areas of Computing and ICT. We have had enquiries to join this programme from as far away as Wexford, and as this programme is offered by blended learning, the flexibility to join this programme from outside Donegal is another added attraction to the new HDip programme. “The feedback from graduates of the ‘10 Credit’ certificate programmes has been fantastic and we will be hosting an Information Event on the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing for Educators at the Letterkenny Campus from 6-7.30pm on Wednesday 5 September. A number of teachers and educators that completed the Certificate programmes will be in attendance at this event and Course Co-Ordinator Dr. Nigel McKelvey will also be on hand to answer queries in relation to this exciting new offering from LYIT.”For more information on the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing for Educators, or for more information on the upcoming Information Event visit; leads the way with new HDip for ICT education in schools was last modified: August 14th, 2018 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:educationICTLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITlast_img read more

Warriors need Ky Bowman to mature quickly on the court, just like he did in real life

first_imgKy Bowman spent last Wednesday morning in Santa Cruz at training camp for the Warriors’ G League affiliate. Later that night, Stephen Curry’s broken left hand would thrust him into Golden State’s rotation.Curry will miss at least three months after surgery on his left hand. That, along with a growing list of injuries, from Klay Thompson (ACL) and Draymond Green (sprained index finger), to Kevon Looney (neuropathy) and Jacob Evans (adductor strain), has forced the Warriors organization to …last_img

Pienaar flies Football for Hope flag

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 21 December 2010 Gifted South African midfielder Steven Pienaar has been named as the ambassador for Fifa’s Football for Hope programme, a unique global movement that uses the power of football to achieve sustainable social development. The global football governing body made the announcement on Monday.Football for Hope Football for Hope was launched in 2005 with the aim of helping children and youngsters in poor communities to transform their lives through football. The social investment and development programme operates on a global scale, and includes among its projects the 20 Centres for 2010 campaign initiated ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The campaign aims to build 20 centres around Africa to help address some of the challenges faced by the continent, including education and public health. So far, four Football for Hope centres have been built: in Kayelitsha outside Cape Town, South Africa; Mathare in Nairobi, Kenya; Katutura township in Windhoek, Namibia; and in Baguineda, Mali.Football ‘kept me going’ Pienaar can certainly identify with the issues that Football for Hope tackles, having grown up surrounded by poverty in Johannesburg’s Westbury township. In an interview with, the Everton midfielder said football had given him “focus and something to cherish and love, allowing me to take my mind off the problems at home. “As a young kid it was difficult because there were so many things going on around you and you were stuck in the middle of it … Football just kept me going and kept us away from all the difficulties and challenges we all faced as young kids.” Pienaar said that South Africans’ love of football went a long way to explaining the success of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “Of course it also shows the rest of the world that football is alive and you can go to different continents and people will make the most of the chance, as football brings people together.”On Bafana Bafana’s new coach Asked about new Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane, Pienaar likened him to Everton manager David Moyes: “He’s a workaholic. He doesn’t sleep, the only thing he does is watch football, and he’s a great coach who works hard and demands the highest level of discipline from everyone. “He also wants to be involved with the players’ lives off the pitch,” Pienaar said. “He wants the players to always be happy, which is important – he’s like a father figure – and I think he deserves to be the national team coach.” Asked if he had a message for young people in South Africa and around the world, Pienaar said: “The challenges in life can make your dreams seem far from you, it can make you believe you’ll never reach your goals. But if you have belief and faith you can reach your goals, and if you keep pushing and going, God will open the doors for you that are shut.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more