2017 Contender: Champs or Chumps?

first_img PROVEN THEMSELVES LEGITIMATE PLATFORM However, Brown, refutes this saying that although these boxers’ professional records may suggest they do not have enough experience, they have proven themselves on the amateur circuit. “Well we can only go on records, I don’t see anybody on their list who is like (DeMarcus) Chop Chop Corley (last year’s winner, who is a former World Boxing Organisation, light welterweight champion) but I see four or five boxers there with good enough records to show that they are competitive and I expect a very keen competition. “We took a look at their amateur records because what their promoter said is that they have a couple of promising youngsters who have good amateur records and they are now coming into the pro field and we think they can hold their own. I had reservations about the boxers but on the Jamaican side, we’re also looking at a couple of boxers who also don’t have many fights.” During the 2015 season of the series, Kemahl “The Hitman” Russell, who went on to win the competition, said that he believed himself to be better than the opponents he faced and was just using the tournament to prepare for future bouts overseas and to potentially challenge for world titles. His manager Leiza-Mae Keane, who is also the director of K’NRG Manage-ment, says that The Contender should be seen first of all as a television show for entertainment, then as an athletic competition. “I’m not bashing The Contender because it is a platform, somewhat,” Keane said. Jamaica Boxing Board of Control general secretary Leroy Brown has defended the decision to invite Canadian boxers in to this year’s Wray and Nephew Contender Light-Middleweight Boxing Series, saying these fighters’ were chosen because of good records on the amateur circuit. The competition has been criticised over the past two seasons for featuring opponents which many say are not on the same level as local professionals, either because they do not have enough experience in the ring or because many of them have spent long periods inactive. This criticism may seem fair as only four of the eight Canadians have six or more wins to their names, while four have only competed in four or less professional bouts. “But for it to be a legitimate platform, the boxers have to have proper management. “You can put guys with talent in it. Look at Russell, he went in with three fights. They didn’t think he was gonna do well but it gave him that platform. “The Contender over the years is catering to the old boxers that carry the crowd. The Tsetsi Davis, the Richard Holmes the Devon Moncriffe – if none of those boxers make it to the final, The Contender is gonna have a problem.”last_img read more

Ateneo stuns UST for first win

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak READ: UST libero Rivera suffers knee injury vs AteneoAfter trailing, 16-12, in the fourth set, the Lady Eagles battled back and took a 21-18 edge after Jules Samonte threaded the needle through UST’s blockade.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCherry Rondina tried to keep UST alive with a booming kill that cut Ateneo’s lead to 24-22 and a triple block on Bea De Leon trimmed it further to 24-23.De Leon, however, finished off UST with her next kill bouncing off the defense of UST rookie Milena Alessandrini. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Belangel stars as Ateneo completes UAAP juniors sweep LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “This win was really important because we could’ve been 0-3 and at the bottom, and now we’re at par with a lot of teams even UST,” said De Leon, who had 11 points for Ateneo.Skipper Maddie Madayag said the trust they put on each other finally showed amid UST’s relentless push.“I guess the trust we have with each other was there because if we don’t have it there’s really nowhere to go,” said Madayag who finished with nine points. “And I think their confidence is slowly starting to show especially when they receive UST’s hits.”Kat Tolentino and Jhoanna Maraguinot also had 11 points apiece for Ateneo while Samonte added 10.Rondina had 22 points to lead the Goden Tigresses while Alessandrini and Tin Francisco combined for 21 points.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ateneo tacked its first win after taking down University of Santo Tomas, 16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Eagles improved to 1-2 to sport the same record as UST, which lost its libero Rica Rivera to a knee injury in the first set.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Essequibo Coast family homeless after drunken man sets home on fire

first_imgA mother and her five children are now homeless after fire believed to be set by her drunken husband burnt the family home to ashes.The Charity, New Housing Scheme home engulfed in flamesJuliet Badhri, 33, of Charity, New Housing Scheme, on Sunday said that she was now left traumatised after the only place she called home was completely destroyed by fire.According to Badhri, her husband arrived home on Saturday night under the influence of alcohol and began quarrelling with her. She said to avoid a confrontation with the man, she took the children and went over to a relative, who lived nearby, about 09:00h.The area where the building once stoodThe distressed woman related that about 23:00h, she saw flames coming from her two-bedroom single-flat wooden home and rushed over, but could not save anything. She further related that neighbours rushed out to render assistance, but by then, the house was engulfed in flames.Guyana Times was told that the fire department was informed, but by the time they arrived, the entire house was destroyed with all the family’s belongings, including the children’s, burnt.Badhri said that she worked as a domestic for over 12 years. She said that her eldest daughter, who is currently writing the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, lost all her school work, uniform, textbooks, etc. A pastor and his family have since offered a section of their home for the woman and her children to use. Following the fire, this publication was told that the woman’s husband was seen crying and expressing remorse for his actions.Pastor Deo (only name given), who has offered the family refuge, has since made a public appeal for persons to help the mother and children to put a roof back over their heads along with clothing for the children. Anyone wished to assist can contact the mother on (592) 693-9502.last_img read more

More students eligible for provincial scholarships

first_imgRecent changes made by the B.C. Ministry of education are allowing scholarship funds to reach more students.Beginning this school year, scholarship selections will shift to focus on students’ performance on grades 10, 11, 12 provincial exams.- Advertisement -The change was instilled in order to ensure scholarship money reaches the maximum number of students within the province, making post-secondary education more affordable for students and their families.Previously, scholarships were awarded based on student’s grade 12 exam marks, taken from mandatory and optional provincial exams.A lack of students writing these optional grade 12 provincial exams, has forced the government to re-examine the way scholarships are awarded.Minister of Education George Abbott says “B.C.’s exam program continue to be one of the most rigorous in Canada. Our students compete globally, and we know one of the best ways we can support their bright future is through a solid post-secondary education. That’s why we’ve modernized our provincial scholarship criteria to better assist and reward students in their pursuit of higher education.”Advertisementlast_img read more

DDTV VIDEO: HIGHLIGHTS OF ST MICHAEL’S BEATING GLENFIN TO REACH SFC FINAL

first_imgColm McFadden Goals as St Michael’s reach first Donegal SFC Final from Jerome Quinn on Vimeo.See Donegal star Colm McFadden hit the net for St Michael’s in their defeat of Glenfin in the 2011 Donegal SFC Semi-finals at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny. McFadden hit a total of 1-7 as the North Donegal club qualified for their first ever senior county final.Video by JEROME QUINN MEDIA. View more GAA Videos on JeromeQuinnMedia.comDDTV VIDEO: HIGHLIGHTS OF ST MICHAEL’S BEATING GLENFIN TO REACH SFC FINAL was last modified: September 12th, 2011 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:glenfinSt Michaelslast_img read more

DD NOTICE: TIME CHANGE IN MINOR A HURLING SEMI-FINALS THIS WEEKEND

first_imgThere has been a time change in the Minor A Hurling Semi-Finals are due to be held on Sunday 13th July.The St. Eunans versus Buncrana match will be held in O’Donnell park with a throw-in time of 7:45pm.The McCumhaills versus Aodh Ruadh match is due to start at 5pm at McCumhails home ground. The Minor B Hurling Semi-Final will also be held on Sunday the 13th.This semi-final sees Burt face Setanta with a start time 5pm. DD NOTICE: TIME CHANGE IN MINOR A HURLING SEMI-FINALS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: July 10th, 2014 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:A ChampionshipGAAHURLINGMinorNoticesSportlast_img read more

PSG enter race to sign Arsenal target

first_img Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Freshening up the midfield seems to be one of Emery’s priorities this summer, with Jack Wilshere on the way out and Sampdoria man Lucas Torreira seemingly on his way in.And Arsenal are now said to be weighing up a move for 23-year-old Slovakia international, following his impressive displays during his first season with Celta Vigo last term. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Lobotka impressed in his debut season with Celta Vigo TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland three-way race Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race for Arsenal target Stanislav Lobotka.New Gunners boss Unai Emery has already begun his squad overhaul and Lobotka is one of the names on his wish list. IN DEMAND 2 LATEST 2 RANKED LIVING THE DREAM Latest transfer news But now, according to reports in France, they will have to battle it out with PSG if they wish to conclude a deal for him.Inter Milan and Napoli are also interested, but France Football have reported that PSG have made enquiries with Celta over a move for Lobotka. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? moving on Lobotka has won 11 caps for Slovakia Lobotka has a release clause in his contract set at £44m but it is understood that his Spanish employers would be willing to do business for around £26.5m.last_img read more

Hazard would have gone to Real Madrid on one condition, his dad reveals

first_img 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 Hazard could have been a Real Madrid player this season if Zidane had stayed Zidane led Real Madrid to three consecutive Champions League titles before shockingly quitting targets Latest Transfer News Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on RANKED targets IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Keen to appoint an immediate successor, Florentino Perez moved quickly to bring Spain boss Julen Lopetegui to the Bernabeu, but it may have been a mistake not to do more to convince Zidane to stay.In a report published by Spanish publication Marca, Hazard’s dad told a Belgian newspaper his son could quite easily have gone to LaLiga if the Frenchman was still in charge.“It could have been a different story if Zidane had continued as Real Madrid coach,” he told Belgian newspaper Hiet Niewuwsblad.“But he had his reasons to leave.” The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM Beyond that, he was reluctant to go into details though he refused to rule out a move in the future.“I can’t say what happened,” he said.“Maybe Real Madrid have a policy to give chances to youngsters.“Eden has another year on his contract next summer, and it’s possible that he’ll still end up at Real.” Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Eden Hazard would have gone to Real Madrid if Zinedine Zidane had stayed as manager of the club.The Real legend led the club to an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League title at the end of last season, before sensationally quitting just days later. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Most recently, Zidane has been linked with a move to Manchester United as Jose Mourinho’s position beginning to look untenable.Under Maurizio Sarri, Hazard has yet to start a Premier League game after returning later from the World Cup.Chelsea visit St James Park on Sunday to face former boss Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United side.last_img read more

Arsenal striker fined £1,250 after hitting 99mph in his £270,000 Lamborghini

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang was stopped and charged by police after reaching 99mph on the M1 in his £270,000 Lamborghini Aventador.The Arsenal striker was charged on Monday morning at Willesden magistrates court in North London. A Lamborghini Aventador stops outside Harrods in Kensington, similar to the one used by Aubameyang 2 Aubameyang scored yet again for Arsenal in their 2-0 win over Everton “It is the top of the bracket but is not by any stretch of the imagination the worst case of speeding.”Aubameyang has been in red hot form for the Gunners since his record-breaking move from the Bundesliga in January.His goal against Everton on Sunday afternoon means he has scored 12 in the Premier League in 19 games for the Gunners.As well as the Lamborghini, he also boasts a Ferrari 812 Superfast, which costs £250,000 and a gold Range Rover. He also has a £2million car collection at home in Germany from his time with Dortmund. As well as the fine, the £180,000-a-week star picked up six points on his license.According to The Sun, the former Dortmund star was caught by a speed camera reaching the top speed, but his lawyer admitted his client was extremely remorseful.Defending lawyer Robert Morris said on behalf of the Gabonese star: “He is very sorry he is in this position. He accepts he has no excuse.“He uses his car to attend training and matches. 2last_img read more

ONE MORE DAY TO CROKER – YOUR PICTURES OF THE DAY

first_imgDavid Craig visits First Steps Preschool, Inch Island, to sing his Donegal song – Come on Sam Maguire“If people in Donegal and Donegal people abroad can walk that wee bit taller and feel that wee bit prouder of their home and their home county, then it makes all of the hard work we put in all the more worthwhile.”That’s what Jim McGuinness has said about the long journey to Croke Park.One more day to go, and we can all be proud of the entire squad and backroom staff. Win or lose – we’ll be proud.Thanks for all your pictures. You can send them to info@donegaldaily.com. JIMMY’S DONEGAL ARMY IN KILCARBEAT THAT! WINNER OF THE BEST POSTER AWARD IN KILCAR?  JASON WAS THE STAR OF THE SHOW ON JERSEY DAY AT ILLISTRIN NATIONAL SCHOOL THE McGRORY BOYS IN PHILADELPHIA WIN A FAMOUS FLAG WHICH WAS AT CROKER IN 1992A lovely set of wheels. Kevin O’Donnell from Stranorlar wins the award for BEST DRESSED CAR IN DONEGAL.BY A MILE! MARTIN BYRNE IN MALIN TOOK THIS PIC – COULD APPLY TO EVERY PARISH! The winner of the 2 All Ireland Supevalu tickets is Rachel McGee Bundoran. Her entry was fantastic and is on show at checkouts for everyone to check it out! Congratulations Rachel, Enjoy your day!! From all the team at Supervalu Bundoran! —   ONE MORE DAY TO CROKER – YOUR PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: September 21st, 2012 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