Leblond back for Contender clash

first_imgDave Leblond, the Canadian boxer who lost by split decision to Jamaica’s Tsetsi Davis, returns to the Wray & Nephew 2017 junior middleweight series tonight, to fight Jamaica’s Nico Yeyo, because of a twist of fate.Yeyo was scheduled to meet another Canadian, Ryan Wagner, but Wagner is reported to have failed a medical examination last week and is not eligible to fight tonight. The bout, which will be over five rounds is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on Television Jamaica.Because of the outpouring of support for Leblond following his close loss, the promoters decided to bring him back into the series, and he declared on his return to Jamaica on the weekend, that he is “a very happy man”. Leblond lost to Davis by split decision, and although it was accepted that the fight was a very close one, he filed an appeal with the Jamaica Boxing Board. The appeal was, however, thrown out.PROFESSIONALDEBUTTonight, in the sixth week of competition, he goes against a Jamaican boxer who is making his professional debut, but has declared himself yesterday, as being “ready for the challenge”. When Yeyo heard that Leblond was to be his opponent, he was concerned that “a fighter who lost is returning” but word is that he has accepted the fact that it is going to happen, and is preparing himself mentally for the fight.Leblond, whose record is one win and one loss, showed in his fight against Davis that he is a good all-round boxer, and his trainer, Patrice Trudeau, said after the Davis fight that “it did him a world of good, and put him in good stead for his next fight”, which he said then was scheduled for June. This is now happening, however, and they were “pretty confident of victory” yesterday.Yeyo has had about 25 amateur fights, and on his night, he can perform brilliantly. One never knows what to expect from him, however, so one will have to wait to see which of his many facets will be on display tonight. It should be a keenly contested affair.In the bouts that precede the professional bouts, two amateur boxers from Canada, welterweight Joshua Frazer and middleweight Jake Daoust, are scheduled to go against Jamaican opponents.last_img read more

LSGH expects tougher road to title repeat

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bienvenida expects LSGH to be the target next season.“We see Season 94 to be tighter that’s why we really need to prepare seriously,” added Bienvenida, whose team survived four knockout games en route to its first NCAA junior title.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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Exciting 2018 for PH sportscenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For coach Marvin Bienvenida, the road to La Salle Green Hills’ title-retention bid in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 94 Junior basketball starts now.Bienvenida said the Greenies joined the Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship (PSSBC) and will see action in the Got Skills tournament this year to prepare the team for bigger NCAA battles.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “We are expecting Season 94 to be tougher and more difficult,” said Bienvenida, a 1998 LSGH alumnus. “I’m testing the players in these tournaments prior to the formation of the pool next year.”Currently, LSGH is competing in the Metro Manila Basketball League (MMBL).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 folkAfter the preseason tournaments, Bienvenida said players from Team B will replace Jacob Lao, Joshua Marcos, JM Pedrosa, Kairl Beljica and Albert Boldeos, who have graduated.Finals heroes Joel Cagulangan and Josh David will once again anchor the team’s campaign along with Jared Lao, Inand Fornilos, Nikki Perez, Sidney Masqueda, Diego Morales, Joshua Dela Cruz, Angelino Cruz, Mark Daniel Sangco, and 6-foot-8 Ladis Lepalam. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

ONE Championship forges partnership with Japanese promotion Pancrase

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—ONE Championship continued strengthening its reach in the mixed martial arts world.Following a partnership with Shooto this January, ONE has now partnered with Japanese promotion Pancrase.ADVERTISEMENT Nutrition hall for PH national athletes now open View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra As part of the partnership, Pancrase athletes will compete in the ONE stage and also take part in the ONE Warrior Series.Selected Pancrase amateur athletes will also receive an opportunity to train at Evolve MMA in Singapore for a year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Following our partnership with Shooto, ONE Championship is excited to offer the same opportunity to Pancrase athletes and World champions to compete on the world’s largest stage for martial arts,” said ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.“We are fully committed to developing Japan’s martial arts ecosystem from the amateur up to the professional level. Our partnership with Pancrase once again marks the world’s top martial arts organizations coming together to create a new era of martial arts in Japan,” added Sityodtong. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes02:14Carpio 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 Even before the partnership was set, though, some athletes from Pancrase have already competed in ONE with former World champions Daichi Abe and Kazuki Tokudome having fought under ONE’s banner.Yuya Wakamatsu, a Pancrase World flyweight champion, will face Demetrious Johnson in the upcoming ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.“We believe this partnership is the start of a long-term relationship with ONE Championship, and we look forward to shaping the future of martial arts both in and outside Japan together,” said Pancrase President Masakazu Sakai.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

GPHC commissions new maternity wing

first_imgAfter 1-year delay…CEO blasts contractor for shoddy work, delaysThe new maternity wing of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) was on Friday commissioned after a year-long delay due to poor work by the contractor. The new facility is aimed at improving the delivery of maternal and child health services toPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrence and other officials at the ribbon cutting of the new maternity wing of the GPHCGuyanese citizens frequenting the GPHC.Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, retired Brigadier George Lewis noted that the facility was already occupied but had to be evacuated after staff discovered a number of faulty construction works. He added that the GPHC then had the contractor, PD Contracting, make the necessary amendments that were recently completed; hence, the handing over after a year-long delay.“This project was conceived to improve the facilities offered by the Georgetown Public Hospital so that it can address the needs of our patients and those referred from other regional hospitals,” the CEO said. This project, he added, was tendered in 2014 and was awarded by National Procurement Tender Administration Board to PD Contracting Company and supervised by the consulting firm KALITECH INC. It was slated to cost $235,963,806 and was due to commence on December 31, 2014 and to be completed one year after. “It had a one-year defect liability period. Actual construction commenced in February 2015 and was completed on July 2016 and the defects period commenced after. On completion, this was meant to provide an upgraded neonatal unit, offices and classrooms,” he said.In July last year, however, a number of defects were observed, some of which were the flaking of the epoxy on the floor and walls, cracking on several sections in the building, defective locks and doors. “The management decided to abandon this building and demand that the contractor remedy the defects; those remedial works were recently completed, and the area reoccupied on November 7 (2017) after some trying times with the contractor,” the CEO said.Lewis added that it is his hope that contractors take greater pride in the manner in which they execute their duties so that their projects are completed in a timely fashion without any defects.“They (contractors) must also understand that time lost is also equivalent to money lost and create serious inconveniences to end users. We are hopeful that we do not have to abandon this unit again since the absences of those facilities challenge our doctors and nurses in the delivery of quality health care,” the CEO further stated.He also noted that the ceremony coincided with World Prematurity Day, which is observed on November 17 annually.Meanwhile, Chairman of the GPHC Board, Kesaundra Alves, said according to the World Health Organisation, Guyana preterm babies account for 13.2 per cent of all births. She noted that the new Maternity Unit boasts an updated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is equipped to sustain the life of a baby greater than or equal to 28 weeks gestational age. She added that the Unit is also equipped with the relevant doctors and nurses who are trained to deal with such cases.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence lauded the staffers of the facility for their vigilance in exposing the shoddy works done by the contractor. Lawrence also indicated that the Ministry would go behind contractors who provide substandard works and also called for more vigilance as it relates to public projects.“Had it not been for your vigilance we would have already paid off the contractor and would have to be dealing with the defects. We have to get the value of our money. This building should have been handed over to us a long time ago. This new facility does not just house one aspect that will extend and upgrade the services offered but it would upgrade and extend several services,” she said.The new facility houses 50 beds, two operating rooms, the birthing room, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the top floor. The new wing also represents a step closer to eliminating instances where four persons – two mothers and two infants – are made to share one bed.The new wing has six delivery rooms, two operating rooms, a recovery room, the NICU, family planning office and a training room for the Residency Programme, and it is just part one of the of the Maternity Unit upgrade.last_img read more

3-year-old killed in Berbice accident

first_imgA three-year-old is now dead after he was hit by a speeding car at Islington, Greater New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Dead: Dominic Tyler SulkerDead is Dominic Tyler Sulker of Lot 49 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice. Reports are the incident occurred at approximately 13:00h on Friday on the section of the road which was recently resurfaced. Sulker was at the time at his grandfather’s business place at Islington when he reportedly ran out on to the public road where he was struck.The car which hit the childReports are that the three-year-old had just returned home from school and got out of the car with his grandmother and went into the shop, but moments later an uncle saw him on the road and dashed out to get him. His efforts proved futile since he was hit by the speeding car before his uncle got to him.Eyewitnesses said that the car hit the Savannah Park Nursery School student and the impact sent him flying through the air for several meters before he landed. This newspaper was told that the child landed 105 feet from where he was hit. The car subsequently crash landed in a nearby trench. Following the incident, the three-year-old was picked up and taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital.Speaking with Guyana Times, the child’s mother, Cynthia McKenzie Sulker, said that she when she rushed to her son’s aid, she attempted to resuscitate him by soaking his head with some water. She related that at the hospital, doctors pumped oxygen into his lungs and managed to resuscitate him. The grieving mother of two explained that her son was taken to the x-ray department and lost consciousness on two occasions and had to be resuscitated again. She added that because of the extent of his injuries the hospital staff attempted to rush him to the Georgetown Public Hospital, but he died on his way to the city.The car driver was able to get a heavy-duty machine to pull the vehicle bearing registration plate number HC 9655 out of the trench. Police subsequently arrived at the scene and the driver was taken into custody. Four passengers were in the car but did not sustain any major injuries.Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a minibus passenger was pinned to his seat after a car and a minibus collided in East Canje Berbice also on Friday. The incident occurred at about 09:30h in front of the Rose Hall Estate Primary School. The injured man was identified only as Narine. He is in a stable condition at the New Amsterdam Hospital.last_img read more

David Suzuki Foundation argues Site C would cause “irrevocable ecological harm”

first_imgDr. Faisal Moula presented the Joint Review Panel with the commissioned report by Global Forest Watch Canada, who conducted a spatial analysis of industrial land use pressures and changes of a 56,000 square foot area in the region from 1974 to 2010. “Overall our analysis of spatial impacts going back over forty years has shown that 20 per cent of the Peace Region has been directly impacted by industrial activities to date,” he explains, adding that their estimates are conservative. “However, when buffered by 500 metres to establish an ecological footprint, a well-known threshold in peer-reviewed literature, an astonishing 70 per cent of the Peace Region has now been disturbed by human land use.” He notes as well that the research does not address the quality of ecosystems as a result from previous and proposed development. – Advertisement -Moula describes the area as an “irreplaceable pinch point” within the Yellowstone to Yukon corridor, and a conservation priortity for protection of wildlife habitat and animal movement corridors. He argues the report confirms that the cumulative effects on the region where the Site C dam would be located are “significant” and “unprecedented” in Canada, and going ahead the project would only worsen them.“Local First Nations, community groups in the Peace, and environmental groups like the David Suzuki Foundation are concerned that further expansion and intensification of the industrial footprint in the region with Site C will cause irrevocable ecological harm, as well as impact community well-being by degrading these critical ecosystem services.” Advertisement Panel member Jocelyn Beaudet noted that in her 20 years experience with cumulative effects assessments, they were always done in the context of a region, and this is the first time she’s seen a project-specific assessment.last_img read more

Garry Monk to Aston Villa? It is believed he would welcome an approach

first_img Garry Monk is looking to return to management after time out of the game 1 Former Swansea boss Garry Monk is interested in the Aston Villa job, it is understood.The 37-year-old is looking to get back into management after leaving Swansea in December, and would not be fazed by the prospect of replacing Remi Garde despite the Midlands club’s likely relegation from the Premier League.It is believed Monk would relish the chance to help Villa rebuild, having spent 11 years at Swansea and aided their long-term development after joining as a player when they were in League Two.Villa are weighing up their next move as they search for their fourth manager in 13 months, with Eric Black in charge for Saturday’s visit of Chelsea.Former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson and ex-Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes are also in the frame.Villa are 12 points from safety with just seven games left and appear destined to drop out of the top flight for the first time since 1987.New board member David Bernstein, advisor Brian Little and ex-Football Association executive Adrian Bevington – who was appointed to help with the club’s review this week – are reportedly in charge of finding a new boss, with Villa understood to be looking at someone with Championship experience.Monk has not yet managed in the Championship but knows the league having captained the Swans to promotion via the play-offs in 2011 after joining when they were in the fourth tier in 2004. He also won the 2013 League Cup when they beat Bradford 5-0 at Wembley.He made 270 appearances for the Welsh club, scoring seven goals, before becoming caretaker manager in February 2014, replacing Michael Laudrup.He was appointed on a full-time basis in May 2014 and took the Swans to their highest-ever position a year later when they finished eighth in the Premier League.Monk left the Liberty Stadium in December after 77 games, with the club 15th, following a run of one win in 11 matches.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness is a spectator in Croke Park today for the All-Ireland final as Mayo take on Dublin for the Sam Maguire.Donegal’s reign as All-Ireland champions is now over – unless there is a draw today.Best wishes to both sides today at Croke Park. Enjoy it – Donegal will be back next year. JIM McGUINNESS AT CROKE PARK AS DONEGAL PREPARE TO END CHAMPIONS REIGN was last modified: September 22nd, 2013 by John2Share 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:donegaldublin gaaJim McGuinnessmayo gaalast_img read more

‘Why does Rooney deserve more than Bobby Charlton?’ – Must listen Mark Saggers rant

first_img“Why should Wayne Rooney come back and play for England in a game where he might take the place of a youngster!?”🗣️ @MarkSaggers has his say on @WayneRooney’s shock England return!Will you be happy to see Rooney back in an England shirt? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/4rDfSduOki— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 5, 2018 SORRY talkSPORT’s very own Mark Saggers had his say on the airwaves on Sunday after the news was confirmed, and made it clear he is well against the decision in a brilliant talkSPORT rant.He said: “If the FA came out and said ‘we’re going to bring Wayne Rooney back for this and it’s going to be a charity game because we haven’t sold enough tickets’ then fair enough…“[But] I still wouldn’t agree with it in any shape or form.READ MORE: Vinnie Jones tells people to ‘stop moaning’ and get behind Wayne Rooney’s England tribute game against USA“Why does Wayne Rooney deserve more than Bobby Charlton ever got?“Why should Wayne Rooney, just because he’s playing in the United States at the moment, come back and play for England in a game that will mean for 20/25 minutes he might take the place of a youngster who absolutely needs that.”Saggs continued, adding with a very noticeable hint of sarcasm: “This is just the big farewell for Wayne Rooney.”You can listen to Mark Saggers’ full rant on Wayne Rooney’s England return below… whoops Most Read In Football Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense gameday cracker Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion scrap revealed The confirmation that Wayne Rooney will play again for England resulted in a brilliant rant from talkSPORT host Mark Saggers.Rooney, the former Manchester United and Everton forward, will win his 120th and final Three Lions cap later this month, when England clash with the United States at Wembley. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ BEST OF Rooney’s final cap will come against the United States, the country in which he is currently playing RANKED LATEST It was announced on Sunday that the match is now a charity fund-raiser for the Wayne Rooney Foundation, with the FA seeing this as the perfect way to honour a player who retired from international football last year as his country’s all-time leading goalscorer.However, much has been made of the charity match coming just three days before an important Nations League fixture against Croatia, while critics of the decision to invite Rooney back also believe England are devaluing international friendlies. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City last_img read more

Downey man arrested in 1983 slaying

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! More than 22 years after Robert Bennett was killed and his dismembered body was believed to have been dumped at a landfill in unincorporated Whittier, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives have arrested a suspect, officials said Friday.“This is quite a thing for us,” Berva Bennett, Robert Bennett’s widow said. “We’ve been waiting almost 23 years for this. I’m on cloud nine.”Homicide Capt. Ray Peavy an-nounced at a news conference that authorities arrested John Alcantara, 50.Investigators said Alcantara worked for Bennett, who was a supervisor for the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. Investigators allege the suspect shot Bennett after an on-the-job argument Feb. 16, 1983, Peavy said.Alcantara was working on a gardening team for Bennett at Whittier Narrows Sanitation Plant in unincorporated Whittier, said Berva Bennett.“At the job site, there was an argument between the suspect and victim,” Peavy said. “During the argument, Bennett took Alcantara away from the job site to talk. Bennett was never heard from again.”Bennett was last seen driving away from the job site in his county truck with Alcantara, Detective Steve Davis said.“In the remote area they drove into, we found a large amount of blood,” Davis said.From the beginning, detectives suspected Alcantara, investigators said.But, they said, they were not able to arrest him because of insufficient evidence. No body or murder weapon was recovered, although areas such as Puente Hills landfill were searched.The recent arrest was spurred by witnesses and informants who gave detectives information leading to the arrest.Peavy would not elaborate on what information detectives received, other than that Alcantara had been arrested on Nov. 1 for an unrelated outstanding warrant.He was released three days later.Detectives believe that Bennett, 51, of Azusa was killed by a gunshot. Alcantara was “known to carry a gun,” said Peavy.They believe that after the shooting Alcantara used an axe to dismember his body, Alcantara said.“We located evidence of a struggle at the scene,” Peavy said. “There was a great deal of blood found, but no body or parts to indicate how he met his death. Fortunately, we got help from people in the community.”Since her husband’s slaying, Berva has kept in touch with detectives, hoping they would get a break in the case.“Recently, I sent letters to the District Attorney’s Office to get things rolling,” she said. “I let them know that his mother is getting old – she’s 95 – and wants to have justice before she dies.”According to Los Angeles County Superior Court records, Alcantara has a criminal record. He has previous convictions for grand theft, possession of cocaine for sale and vandalism, records show.He was arrested on suspicion of murder at his Downey home Wednesday.“He came quietly,” Peavy said. “He was surprised that we would be arresting him (for Bennett’s murder).”On Friday, Alcantara was arraigned in Whittier Court on a first-degree murder charge.“It bothers me so much I’ve had to be alone all these years,” Berva Bennett, 74, said.“Robert was a wonderful husband and father. We went camping. Everybody said we made the best couple. I was so young, and this guy had to take him away from me. I’ve had a hard life, to know that someone like that had to take away such a wonderful man.”Peavy urged anyone who may have information about Alcantara or the slaying to call Davis at (323) 890-5500. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026last_img read more