Boxing: Clottey Wins WBA Title over Australian

first_imgAs Liberian boxers cry for support and promotion, their Ghanaian counterparts are moving ahead as Middleweight boxer Joshua Clottey recently vanquished his Australian opponent in a title fight in Australia.Though reports from Ghana indicate that since Clottey’s victory, he is yet to receive his title, he is set to return to Ghana without it.Clottey outpointed Australian Anthony Mundine in Newcastle, Australia in their World Boxing Association (WBA) International light-middleweight title.Reports further say it is a traditional practice for a boxer who wins a match to be presented with his title, the absence of the WBA International belt on the night of April 9, 2014 is very much troubling.”I raised questions but it seemed to me that they did not expect me to win the title,” Clottey told journalists after the bout.Reports also say he called his manager in the United States on the matter who also spoke to the authorities in Australia and was promised his title within days.Clottey’s next is opponent is American boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather Jr sometime this year based upon terms and conditions that defined his fight with Mundine.Clottey, 36, automatically becomes the number one contender to Mayweather Jr’s light-middleweight crown. Clottey, has recorded 38 wins, including 22 knockouts, and four losses.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


7 Defendants May Be Freed in Mercenary Case

first_imgSeven of the 18 persons accused of mercenary activities in neighboring La Côte d’Ivoire may be set free, if their  pleas are accepted by Criminal Court ‘D’ at the Temple of Justice.The 18 men were arrested between 2010 and 2012 in Grand Gedeh County by state security. They were subsequently indicted and charged in 2013 for alleged mercenary activities.In their 19-count “Motion for Judgment Acquittal,” lawyers for the defense argued that witnesses who have testified for prosecution have already admitted that the seven co-defendants knew nothing about fighting in La Côte d’Ivoire.They further argued that the co-defendants should be acquitted as a matter of law, stating that “The state failed to produce evidence against them.”The lawyers said state witnesses had failed to produce evidence showing that any of the co-defendants was arrested with arms, while returning from La Côte d’Ivoire to Liberia, where they were arrested.The defense team added that prosecution failed “miserably” to satisfy the “burden of proof” in the matter as required by law, alleging the evidence was insufficient to convict the men of the charge.They also argued that government failed during the trial to prove their indictments with clear and cogent evidences, as there were material variances (contradictions) in the testimonies of their witnesses.Therefore, the lawyers prayed that “This Honorable Court should accept the motion and discharge the co-defendants from further answering to the charge of mercenarism, and grant unto them such further  relief it may consider just and legal”.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Corrective surgeries commence on badly burnt brothers

first_imgCorentyne fireA toddler and his four-year-old brother, who were badly burnt by fire at their home, are presently undergoing a series of surgeries overseas as the lads continue to battle for their lives.One-year-old Besham Sohan before his injuriesOne of the lads being prepared to be medevackedGansham Sohan, four, and Bisham Sohan, one, are currently patients at a hospital in Texas, where they both have undergone multiple corrective surgeries since being medevacked to the United States of America less than a week ago.In providing an update on the lads’ conditions, Saving Hands Emergency Aid (SHEA) revealed that doctors have been administering sedative drugs to the younger Sohan due to the extent of his injuries.Nevertheless, the non-governmental organisation further noted that both boys have been responding well to treatment even though the road to recovery is far from over, as they are expected to undergo more surgeries.The brothers sustained severe burns about their bodies following an incident which occurred on August 16 at their Number 48 Village, Corentyne home. The mother of the boys lit materials to drive away mosquitoes and turned her attention away for a short period of time, but by then, the older Sohan had thrown dry grass into the fire, causing it to flare up and burn both him and his brother severely.The brothers were being treated at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where the younger Sohan was on life support, while his older sibling was in the Burn Care Unit, but due to the severity of their burns and the unavailability of the advanced treatment in the country, overseas treatment was sought.last_img read more


Unbeaten Grove Hi Tech are 2019 Champions

first_imgGFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power U-17 League – East Bank FAGrove Hi Tech are the new East Bank Football Association / GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power 50th Anniversary U-17 Intra Association League champions playing unbeaten throughout the second edition of the competition which will end on Sunday at the Guyana Football Federation National Training Facility, Providence, East Bank Demerara.NAMILCO GFF EBFA 2019 Under-17 Champions, Grove Hi Tech Football ClubIn romping to the title and bragging rights for the next year as well as earning the right to be the EBFA’s representative team in the clash of the Regional Member Associations champions, Grove Hi Tech stormed to back to back wins last weekend, they hammered Timehri Panthers ‘B’ 4-0 on the back of a Rasheed Evans hat-trick on Sunday while on Saturday, the Hi Tech boys got past mocha Champs 5-3 after a 1-1 half time score.Evans hit the back of the nets in the 13th, 43rd and 51st minute against the Panthers’ B side; the other goal came off the boot of Vincent Chin in the 31st minute. In the Mocha clash, Grove got their goals from Evans, Kurwayne Lyte, Samuel Garnett and Devon PAdmore who netted a double. Scoring for Mocha Champs were Yohance Porter, T. Price and Genesis Lewis.Grove’s performance was commanding in fashion as they crafted win after win; blasting a total of 60 goals (six per game) whilst only conceding eight (8) less than one per match to end with a perfect 30 points.Former champions, Timehri Panthers which won the inaugural NAMILCO competition and represented the EBFA in the national playoffs had to settle for the runner-up position this time around, ending with nine (9) wins and a single defeat.In their final match on Sunday they defeated Agricola Red Triangle 2-0, goals coming from Tyrell Khan and Junior Adams, either side of play.Swan Football Club did no wrong in their two matches which yielded positive results; defeating Diamond United 3-0 on Saturday whilst triumphing over Friendship All Stars 5-2 on Sunday.Mocha Champs trounced Samatta Point/Kaneville 5-1 on Sunday whilst the other match on Saturday involving Samatta Point/Kaneville and Herstelling Raiders saw the Raiders winning the match, 6-2.The league will conclude on Sunday at the GFF National Training Centre with the final three matches.Soesdyke Falcons vs Herstelling Raiders -10:00 hrsTimehri Panthers ‘B’ vs Swan FC – 12:00hrsAgricola Red Triangle vs Diamond United – 14:00hrslast_img read more


Bottled water a drain on environment

first_imgBut bottled water is just one of thousands of bottled and canned food and beverage products that are produced and transported to supermarkets and convenience stores. Many of those other products have a greater climate impact than bottled water because they require more processing or farming. With water, “you’re choosing a bottle with the least environmental footprint,” said Jane Lazgin, a spokeswoman at Nestle Waters North America, the nation’s largest bottled water supplier. Some bottled water companies have taken steps to turn their products green. Fiji Water, which ships water from the South Pacific Island of Fiji, promised last month to offset the carbon dioxide its products generate by becoming carbon “negative.” The company says starting in January it will buy carbon offsets for 120 percent of the emissions it creates. Carbon offsets allow people to mitigate their environmental impact by paying to plant trees or support renewable energy. “This was the right time for this message,” said Thomas Mooney, Fiji Water’s senior vice president of sustainable growth. Fiji isn’t going to stop there. The company vows by 2010 to reduce its product packaging by 20 percent, which includes reducing the amount of plastic in each bottle. It also intends to get 50 percent of its energy for production from renewable sources. Nestle also has made efforts to reduce its environmental impact. The company introduced a thinner half-liter bottle this year that uses 15 percent less plastic. It claims it will save 65 million pounds of plastic in 2008. The company’s practice of making 98 percent of its bottles at its water plants also saves 6.6 million gallons of fuel a year, added Kevin Mathews, Nestle’s director of health and environmental affairs. The most obvious alternative to bottled water is tap water, though some experts recommend filtering. Most municipal water in the United States is carefully regulated and safe to drink. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN JOSE – Drinking a bottle of water might seem innocent enough, but each bottle has a downside many people overlook – a contribution to global warming. That’s because bottles create carbon dioxide, the most common greenhouse gas, when they are made, trucked to a store and disposed of in a landfill or recycled. Their impact can quickly add up. “Bottled water is an energy-intensive luxury for Americans,” said Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, an environmental think tank in Oakland “It’s certainly much less necessary than the other things we use energy for.” Last year, Americans consumed 8.3 billion gallons of bottled water, or the equivalent of 27.6 gallons a person, according to the Beverage Marketing Corp., a New York-based market research firm. Just making the bottles to hold all the water produced more than 2.5 million tons of CO2, the Pacific Institute calculates. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAccording to an analysis by the San Jose Mercury News, the energy required to manufacture a single plastic liter bottle, fill it with water from a spring in the Sierra Nevada, truck it to San Jose and then bury it in a landfill creates 0.23 pounds of CO2. That’s about as much as an average car emits driving a quarter-mile. A liter bottle shipped from France and taken by rail across the United States creates more than twice as much CO2. For the $11 billion bottled water industry, global warming has brought unwanted attention. Some cities are moving to restrict bottled water, and the industry is countering with efforts to become more environmentally friendly. San Francisco made a widely publicized decision earlier this year to ban bottled water in city offices, and communities such as Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Ann Arbor, Mich., have taken steps to cut its use. “Bottled water is a kind of cause du jour,” said Stephen Kay, spokesman for the International Bottled Water Association, an Alexandria, Va., trade association. “It is the poster child.” last_img read more


CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION CHILDREN EAT FREE AT RADISSON BLU, LETTERKENNY

first_imgPromoted postWith Communion and Confirmation season in full flow, the family owned Radisson Blu Letterkenny has an offer you should not miss!All confirmation and communion children eat free at the Radisson.Enjoy a meal in TriBeCa Restaurant- a popular family Sunday lunch venue, or opt for a private dining area in the hotel for the communion/confirmation party, and the special child will eat for FREE! The hotel holds an AA Rosette Restaurant Award for culinary excellence, and the experienced team will provide you with the highest quality hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere.Parties can enjoy a delicious 4 course meal with choices of starters, mains & desserts for only €23.95 per adult. All other children eat for half price when having all 4 courses, or can select options from our kids menu.With a variety of menus available on request, the hotel caters for Vegetarians, Celiacs & other Special Dietary requirements.For enquiries or to book your party, you can call 074 919 4601 or email info.letterkenny@radissonblu.com. You can visit the hotels Facebook page to keep up to date with all special offers and events in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny: https://www.facebook.com/RadissonBluHotelLetterkennyThe stunning Radisson Blu, Letterkenny. CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION CHILDREN EAT FREE AT RADISSON BLU, LETTERKENNY was last modified: April 27th, 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:communionconfirmationdonegalletterkennyRadisson Blulast_img read more


GLENTIES GIRL PRAYS GARY BARLOW WILL ATTEND HER BIRTHDAY LATER THIS MONTH

first_imgGlenties woman Michelle Boylan, has hit national headlines today as she lauches a social media campaign to get Gary Barlow to attend her 30th birthday party. Although her campaign has made headlines earlier in 2016, the campaign is now heating up as her birthday is in just two weeks. Michelle is such a big fan that she actually has a cardboard cutout of Gary that she takes around Glenties.Gary makes quite an effort to make his fan’s dreams come true; having attended three weddings last year and another fan’s birthday party in May. Michelle is hoping he makes it to her birthday bash, too. Michelle told ‘The Sun’ newspaper that she has been a Take That fan since she was only five years old, and even had a school bag that she got bullied over. “I was that person who cried for a month when they broke up. I’ve been to all Gary’s shows in Ireland but I’ve never got the chance to meet him.”To follow her journey you can visit her Twitter page. GLENTIES GIRL PRAYS GARY BARLOW WILL ATTEND HER BIRTHDAY LATER THIS MONTH was last modified: July 12th, 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:donegalgary barlowGlentiesmichelle boylantake thatlast_img read more


SHAY MISSES ITALY GAME TO SORT OUT CLUB FUTURE

first_imgSHAY GIVEN could have a new club within days after being granted permission to miss Ireland’s friendly with Italy in Liege.The Lifford man had a superb game against Macedonia, pulling off several world class saves to help the national side to a Euro qualifier 2-0 win on Saturday night.And that was despite being targeted by soccer hooligans who shone a laser pen into his face in the first minute of the match. While Shay went on to have a great game, his Man City team-mate Joe Hart was having a nightmare at Wembley as England struggled to a 2-2 draw with Switzerland.Ireland assistant boss Marco Tardelli confirmed Given’s absence from the match in Belgium.“I think Shay Given and Kevin Kilbane have a problem,” said Tardelli.Now it’s understood Shay will have talks with Manchester City about his future. He still has two years left on his contract with the club and City are keen to keep the 35-year-old as cover for Joe Hart.But the County Donegal man craves first team football and he has been linked with a number of clubs including Celtic, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Leicester City.Sources have not ruled out a loan move to Championship side Leicester with a 24-hour recall clause.Given would also love a return to Celtic.The situation is being monitored by Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool where Pepe Reina may well decide to leave Anfield this summer. If he does, it is almost certain that Given will go to Liverpool.Meanwhile former Ireland star Matt Holland was full of praise for Shay after the weekend win.“I thought Shay was superb,” said Holland.“He has had a frustrating season at Manchester City but twice he was called into action in Skopje and he made two wonderful saves. “His save in the 13th minute from Goran Pandev illustrated all that is wonderful about Given.“When you see Brad Friedel at 40 getting a two-year contract with Spurs you do really scratch your head at how Shay, five years younger, is still sitting on the bench at Manchester City.”OTHER STORIES:SHAY TARGETED BY HOOLIGANS:SHAY UNINJURED AFTER MACEDONIA FANS TARGET HIM WITH LASER PENSHAY MISSES ITALY GAME TO SORT OUT CLUB FUTURE was last modified: June 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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:arsenalCelticitalyLiverpoolShay Givenspurslast_img read more


49ers trade Rattay to Buccaneers

first_img Seattle police were looking into whether there was a link between the fight and the shooting, officer Rich Pruitt said. He said there was no evidence yet to suggest one, or that Milam and Hamlin knew each other. Chargers, Dolphins swap QBs The Chargers and Dolphins swapped third-string quarterbacks, with A.J. Feeley going to San Diego and Cleo Lemon to the Dolphins. The Chargers also received a draft pick, believed to be a seventh-rounder. Feeley started eight games last year, but was demoted by new Dolphins coach Nick Saban heading into the season. Lemon has never taken a regular-season snap. He was on San Diego’s practice squad in 2003 and was the fourth-stringer last season. Bulger’s status still unknown St. Louis Rams interim coach Joe Vitt is unsure whether quarterback Marc Bulger will be able to play against New Orleans on Sunday. Bulger sprained his right shoulder in the second quarter of the Rams’ 45-28 loss Monday night in Indianapolis. Vitt said that MRI results weren’t available. “I don’t want to assume anything yet, I think that’s a hypothetical situation,” Vitt said when asked about possibly losing Bulger. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Simms replaced him against the Dolphins and will have two weeks to prepare for his first start of the season because Tampa Bay has a bye this Sunday. Police investigate slaying Police were investigating whether a man found shot to death in a Seattle park was involved in a fight outside a nightclub that left Seahawks free safety Ken Hamlin with serious head injuries. Terrell Milam died of multiple gunshot wounds, the King County Medical Examiner said. Three hours after the fight early Monday, a jogger found Milam’s body near Seward Park, about 5 ½ miles away. The fight outside Larry’s nightclub left Hamlin with a fractured skull, a blood clot in his brain and bruising of the brain tissue. He remained in serious but stable condition in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers braced for life without Brian Griese on Tuesday, acquiring Tim Rattay from the San Francisco 49ers to back up young quarterbacks Chris Simms and Luke McCown. Griese injured his left knee during Sunday’s 27-13 victory over Miami, however the Bucs still haven’t commented publicly on his condition or said how long he will be sidelined after helping them to a 5-1 start. “We’re getting some more analysis,” general manager Bruce Allen said. “He’s still on the team. He is wanting to play. We’re hopeful that he can. But we’re going to get the proper medical opinion.” center_img Allen declined to discuss specifics of the injury, which occurred when Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas rolled into Griese’s leg, or what doctors have told the team about the quarterback’s status. What’s clear, though, is Griese will be out for a lengthy time. last_img read more


Denis goes the extra mile for Pieta House with remarkable marathon challenge

first_imgDenis Sheridan took on the Dublin Marathon earlier today in aid of Pieta House, and has raised a whopping €1,175 for the charity.This is Kilmacrennan man’s first attempt at the Dublin Marathon, and when some of his friends suggested he take on the challenge, he decided to raise much-needed funds for charity to boot.“Too many people have been lost to suicide here in Donegal leaving families ruined dealing with unanswered questions,” Denis explained to Donegal Daily. The busy dad of two says it has been difficult fitting training into his already jam-packed schedule.“I lead a busy lifestyle running my own business, so I’ve had to juggle a lot of things trying to get all the training done in the last four months!“I trained with Milford AC, even though the training was tough I made a lot of new friends while doing it. So doing it for Pieta house makes it feel worth the effort.“Not only will the money help Pieta House, but we are sending out a strong message to people who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts that we want to help.” It is not too late to donate to Denis’ fund – if you’d like to help you can visit his GoFundMe page by following this link:https://www.gofundme.com/4ltzr8gDenis goes the extra mile for Pieta House with remarkable marathon challenge was last modified: October 30th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:DUBLIN MARATHONkilmacrennanPIeta Houselast_img read more