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Spence Jr climbing to the top 3 -Top boxer with J’can roots wins big

first_imgErrol Spence Jr., a 26-year old boxer with Jamaica roots, considered to be one of the brightest prospects for a world welterweight title, saw his stocks soar last Saturday night. Spence Jr scored a sensational fifth round knockout victory over well-known contender Chris Algieri in a fight that took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and was broadcast worldwide by NBC as part of their Premier Boxing Series. The fight was scheduled for 10 rounds. The fighter, whose father Errol Spence Sr. hails from Hanover, was born in New York and lives in Texas. He is ranked No. 2 by the International Boxing Federation( IBF), No. 6 by the( WBC) and No. 7 by the World Boxing Association (WBA). He will now move up in the rankings. Spence boasts a 20-0 record with 17 knockouts and looked great as he dismantled Algeiri, who now has a 21-3 record, and was knocked out for the first time, although he has fought the likes of Manny Pacguiao in 2014 and Amir Khan in 2015. Spence was impressive from the opening bell and kept the pressure on Algieri from the start. He attacked his opponent primarily with body shots, but from time to time he switched swiftly to the head and found him wide open. He floored him with a sharp left hook to the head in round four and then in similar manner twice in the fifth round. On the second occasion, Algieri landed heavily on the canvas and seeing that he was badly hurt, the referee did not even bother to pick up the count from the timekeeper. It was a sweet victory for Spence, who said afterwards that he believed from the start that he would win by knockout, but expected it to be later in the fight, as his opponent is an accomplished fighter. He immediately threw out a challenge to the IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, saying “let’s get it on Kell, I am ready for anybody.” Also on the card was Marcus Browne, 18-0, another boxer with Jamaican ties, who fought a light heavyweight contest against Radivoje Kalejdzic 20-1 and won by split decision.last_img read more

Frampton stops Jackson in 9 rounds

first_imgLATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentscenter_img Robertson’s NBA title ring sells for $91,000 in auction Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carl Frampton, right, in action against Luke Jackson in their WBO Interim Featherweight title fight at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday Aug. 18, 2018. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Belfast’s Carl Frampton stopped Luke Jackson in nine rounds to secure another shot at the world featherweight title on Saturday.Having successfully defended the interim WBO title, Frampton will be confirmed as mandatory challenger to full champion Oscar Valdez but will next fight IBF titlist Josh Warrington, who travelled to Windsor Park to be ringside.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Against Australia’s Jackson, the 31-year-old Frampton had long been a significant favorite in a fight that essentially served as a celebration of his popularity in his home city, where he may have fought for the final time.With Jackson increasingly struggling to defend himself and remain on his feet having already been knocked down in the eighth, his corner threw in the towel for referee Terry O’Connor to wave the action over after 1 minute, 21 seconds of the ninth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The stoppage showed why Frampton will remain favorite against Warrington in the fight they will have later this year.A clear size advantage contributed to Frampton’s aggression as much as the occasion, and two powerful right hand shots in the second round set the tone for what was a dominant display.  last_img read more

Businesswomen Encourage Observance of Ebola Measures

first_imgBusinesswomen in three of Liberia’s major business districts have underscored the urgent need for Liberians to observe strict compliance of preventive Ebola measures.The women both urban and rural middle level business Liberians told the Daily Observer yesterday that there are signs that the nation continues the countdown to Ebola freedom in a more positive way.In separate comments with the Daily Observer, some of the women however noted that certain sections of the population are becoming complacent with the health measures issued by the Ministry of Health.Salala District businesswoman Elizabeth Nowai Flomo, 58, cautioned Liberian women that until the 42-day countdown to Ebola virus free society can be officially announced, Liberians should shun complacency on health measures.“I have observed on some occasions in vehicles and offices, our people are ignoring the basic Ebola health measures and taking the wrong path in some of our communities in the district,” Madam Flomo asserted.She also warned Liberians, especially women to work with health workers to help free the country from the virus that has taken away so many lives.In a statement, Madam Cecelia B. Marshall, 44, a Red-light Marketer, called on all women in the country to join the men and health workers in the strict observance of the health measures to contain the disease.West Point’s fresh fish seller Beatrice B. Wesseh, 42, cautioned Liberians most especially women in the slum communities to wait and hear that Liberia is now Ebola free.“I think it is not yet over until it is officially declared by the medical experts that our country is free from this ugly sickness called Ebola virus,” Madam Wesseh emphasized.For her part, Waterside downtown Monrovia’s business district general merchandise dealer, Fatu B. Yallah, 50, called on fellow Liberians especially women at the front lines doing business to observe the countdown period.“We are at a crucial road during this critical countdown period to the extent that we have to work harder with health workers to free our country from the nightmares of isolation, stigmatization and neglect,” Madam Yallah pleaded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Flyers stave off elimination with rout of Grimshaw

first_imgThe key for prolonging the series come game five on Tuesday will be to again establish a lead as the Flyers have been playing from behind most of the time in games one through three.“This whole series we’ve been chasing the game. Every time they score first they get the lead, we’re chasing. We need to get ahead and we need to keep going forward. That’s what the guys are starting to figure out,” Leriger said.Scoring for the Flyers were Jeff Shipton (2), Tyler Loney, Rick Cleaver (2), Joey Massingham, Ryan Carter, Brady Busche, Robbie Sidhu, Adam Horst, and John Apsassin.Should the Flyers come out of game five with a win in Grimshaw it would force game six in Fort St. John Thursday night at 8:30.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Down 3-0 in their series against the Grimshaw Huskies the Fort St. John Flyers were determined to show they wouldn’t be pushed around or swept in their own barn. The Flyers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first period and rode that momentum to a decisive 11-2 victory on Saturday night.Down five to start the second the Huskies made things interesting in the middle frame as they closed to within three. Two early goals in the third by the Flyers erased any doubt of the outcome as they put up a six spot over the final 20 minutes.After scoring on the power play five times in the contest Flyers head coach Andrew Leriger said the team’s offensive game is starting to gain efficiency.- Advertisement -“They’re moving the puck better. A little bit quicker, a little more crisp. The guys are accepting the pass a lot better and they’re getting shots on goal. Tonight is a night where we finally got some puck luck,” he said.While he stated being on the losing end of a lopsided game is easy to move on from if you’re Grimshaw, Leriger said for his team considering the circumstances of previously being down 3-0 in the series, games like the one on Saturday can be big for gaining momentum going forward.“Anytime you win like this, we dominated in all areas, it’s huge. We played good Thursday night in their barn too and I thought we probably should have had the win but we just couldn’t get them but I could see it turning a little bit Thursday and then tonight was just put the foot down,” he said.Advertisementlast_img read more

Dr. Hamilton’s Civic Tax Ratio Review

first_imgDr. Stanley Hamilton was back before city council on Monday, making a number of recommendations regarding the city’s tax ratios.The independant tax policy review commissioner began by recommending that the tax rate for light Industrial properties and the business community be decreased.Dr. Hamilton says light industrial properties in Fort St. John currently pay 5.8 times what residential property owners do, and he suggested dropping that closer to 3 times. He also suggested lowering the business community’s tax burden to from 2.97 times, to 2.7 times the residential burden.- Advertisement -Now, in order to make up for the shortfall, Dr. Hamilton is recommending the residential tax rate would have to go up. An early estimate suggests residential property owners would see their taxes go up by $6.35 in the first year, and $19 over three years, to compensate for the decrease in light industrial taxes.To compensate for a decrease in the business tax ratio, residential taxes would go up $31.03 in the first year, and $124.53, by the fourth year.Note – we have kept those numbers seperate, as Dr. Hamilton says the light-industrial ratio and the business ratio should be dealt with seperately, and the light-industrial ratio is the more pressing matter.Advertisement The other recommendations Dr. Hamilton made surround the current major industry policy, a boundary extensions policy, and the removal of the current parcel tax.All of these recommendations will be considered by Council and Staff at a later date, with the 2009 budget to be finalized by May 15th.last_img read more

DD FAMILY: BABY STEPS WITH ÁINE: THE REALITIES OF THE THIRD TRIMESTER

first_imgÁine with her beautiful baby girl Ava.Hi everyone. For those of you that are new to my column, I’m Áine. I’m 26, Donegal born and bred and a first time mum to my 7 month old daughter Ava.This weekly column will be an account of my experiences so far. My highs and lows, some tips and tricks, and an honest overview of my pregnancy and life as a first time mum. I am no expert. I hope you can relate, in some way, to what I write. This week I’m talking about the third trimester. The final hurdle that lasts around 12 weeks but feels like a lifetime.I was very fortunate to sail through the first two trimesters of pregnancy without much bother.By week 28, I thought I had the hang of being pregnant. Then the third trimester came along and hit me with a bang. All that boundless energy I had for the past few weeks seemed to disappear overnight. My hormones were all over the place and my bump seemed to be doubling every day.I’m not one to dwell too much on the struggles, but I wouldn’t be giving an honest account on the journey without touching on some of the less- glamorous aspects. That said, your third trimester could be a walk in the park. If so, that’s fantastic. Enjoy it! For me, it was definitely the hardest trimester. So, if you too are feeling, or, have felt the strains. Don’t worry. You’re not alone!The realities of the third trimester:Standing up. Sitting down. Rolling over. No movement is complete without a puff or a groan. Your partner will become an expert at painting your toenails. Shaving your legs? Good Luck!Sneezing and laughing. They both come with the fear of ‘having an accident’Haemorrhoids… (You might be one of the lucky ones and escape this part.)One minute you’ll be laughing hysterically. The next you’ll be crying uncontrollably.People will look at your belly before your face.Spending 5 painful minutes rolling over in bed. Then realising the other side was more comfortable.You’ll suddenly appreciate why some pedestrian crossing countdowns begin with such high numbers. Embrace the pregnancy waddle.‘Any movement?’ and ‘When’s your due date? ’ will become your least favourite questions.‘’I think I’m in labour!’’ Oh no wait, it’s just really bad trapped wind.If your little one doesn’t move much during the day. Rest assured, they’ll made up for it at bedtime.You’ll alternate between the same four outfits for about three months and nobody will bat an eyelid.Finally, the realisation of becoming a mum will set in. You might panic a little. Don’t! You’ll be amazing.Pregnancy is a weird but wonderful experience.The third trimester can be tough. But so are you!Thanks for reading,Áine x DD FAMILY: BABY STEPS WITH ÁINE: THE REALITIES OF THE THIRD TRIMESTER was last modified: April 9th, 2016 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:Áine LaffertyBaby StepsBlogFeaturesnewsRealitiesThird Trimesterlast_img read more

Walter Mazzarri could make quick return to management in Serie A

first_img1 Walter Mazzarri spent a season in charge of Watford Axed Watford manager Walter Mazzarri could be offered a quick route back into football by Fiorentina this summer.The Serie A club are expected to part company with Paulo Sousa at the end of the season and had been linked with a move for Stefano Pioli.However, reports in Italy have suggested that they have a three-man list of other options should they fail to appoint the former Inter boss.And one of the names on it is Mazzarri, who steered Watford clear of relegation this season in his one and only season in charge.He suggested that his future now lies away from the Premier League, in either Spain or Italy, and a return to his homeland could come sooner than expected.last_img

Jorginho set for Chelsea medical ahead of £57m move from Napoli

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 Napoli midfielder Jorginho is reportedly set to undergo a Chelsea medical on Thursday as he closes in on a £57m transfer to the capital.It was confirmed by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday that the Blues have hijacked Manchester City’s move for the Italian and, according to the Standard, he is now finalising proceedings. possible xi smart causal Latest Chelsea News How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? silverware Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED center_img tense possible standings Chelsea look set to now appoint former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as their new manager as part of the deal, relating to the fact he is still under contract with the club.De Laurentiis said: “Sarri is close to being the new Chelsea manager.“My lawyers are in talks with his lawyers to finalise everything. Jorginho’s move to Chelsea is nearly done Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City gameday cracker shining When asked specifically about Jorginho, he added: “I have to apologise to Khaldoon (Al Mubarak, the Manchester City chairman), because I closed a deal with him 15 days ago.“But Jorginho would prefer to live in London than Manchester, I can understand that and especially if Chelsea pay him more.”Jorginho was seen boarding a plane to London on Wednesday to complete his move to Chelsea. REAL DEAL Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures last_img read more

WOMAN ESCAPES FIRE AT HER DOWNINGS HOME

first_imgA WOMAN has escaped a fire in Downings today.The blaze began at her home in the townland of Derryhassan shortly after 8.30am.The property – a former school – has been extensively damaged in the incident. Two fire crews remain at the scene. Gardai don’t believe the incident is suspicious. The house owner was unhurt in the incident.  WOMAN ESCAPES FIRE AT HER DOWNINGS HOME was last modified: January 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:WOMAN ESCAPES FIRE AT HER DOWNINGS HOMElast_img read more

ALARMING INCREASE IN ELECTRICITY DISCONNECTIONS, SAYS DONEGAL TD

first_imgFianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has called on the government to address the alarming rise in the number of electricity disconnections across the North West.New figures released by the Energy Regulator show that nationally, more than 20,000 homes had their electricity or gas cut off last year because they cannot pay their bills.According to Deputy McConalogue, this signals a ‘growing crisis’ among lower and middle-income families who have recently found unable to pay their basic bills. “Last year alone, there was an 82% in homes that had their gas supply cut off. In addition to this, 14,650 households across the country had their electricity disconnected. The fear is that those numbers will be much higher again this year as homeowners are hit with property taxes and families suffer yet more cuts in state support,” Deputy McConalogue said.“How serious does this have to get before the government starts to take notice? I have spoken to many Donegal families who have always paid their household bills without fail, but have recently been unable to cope with extra taxes, cuts in child benefit, cuts in maternity benefit, cuts to the Back to School allowance and other state supports, increases in education costs and often crippling mortgage debt.“The pressure on ordinary families seems to be growing month on month. On top of everything else, property tax bills will double next year and water charges will follow. Something has to give.“The very least the government can do is ensure that basic household bills, like gas and electricity, are affordable. Fianna Fáil has repeatedly called on Minister Pat Rabbitte, who has responsibility for the energy sector, to take more of an interest in spiraling energy costs for households and to raise concerns with the Energy Regulator. Electricity prices rose by 9% last year, with gas prices increasing by 12%. The onus is on Minister Rabbitte and the Regulator to put real solutions in place to help customers in genuine difficulty,” said Deputy McConalogue.  ALARMING INCREASE IN ELECTRICITY DISCONNECTIONS, SAYS DONEGAL TD was last modified: June 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more