CONCERN ABOUT FUNDS Director of boxing at the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC), Kingsley Goodison, has denied rumours about the events surrounding his team’s trip to Trinidad and Tobago recently for a competition. A source who did not wish to be named told The Gleaner that the JBBC had sent a team of amateur boxers to the twin-island republic to participate in the Brian Lara Fundraising Boxing Tournament, but said it had encountered problems on the way. The source said one boxer was denied entry at the airport on arrival in Trinidad and that light heavyweight boxer Ian Darby had been forced to compete in the super heavyweight class, despite being unprepared. The source says that the team returned to the island quietly and the incidents were kept “hush-hush”, as he describes it, because of what he says was their “bad” performance. “They’re keeping it quiet because they went and messed up again,” he said. “Last year, they sent a team to Barbados and the coach was turned back at the airport also.” He said he could not understand how the JBBC has no money to host regular national championships but found the funds for the trip abroad. He added that he does not think that this is good for boxing in Jamaica. However, Goodison, who served as team manager, refutes these claims. “The whole tournament was a beauty!” Goodison said. “The boys’ behaviour was exemplary. Everybody was good. It was a good tournament, and everybody was happy. There are certain persons who are trying to undermine what the organisation (the JBBC) is doing. We’re not here to destroy kids; we’re here to build them up. These are people who know better, but they undermine you in certain situations. They will do anything to create mischief.” Goodison said that a couple of his standout boxers were Marvin Shea and Damion Williams, both of the Jamaica Defence Force Gym, who won their bouts. He added that Ricardo ‘Big 12’ Brown, who lost his super heavyweight match, also put on what he describes as a creditable performance. He confirmed, as well, that Darby did lose in the heavyweight division. He said that the organisers needed someone in the 90kg division and Darby was available, so he entered but lost on a split decision. He described the trip as a “goodwill tour”, saying that many of the boxers had been travelling for the first time and put what he called a “gallant” display. He added that the purpose was to get these fighters used to overseas competition as the JBBC is trying to introduce younger boxers.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk UP NEXTRockets: Visit Utah on Thursday night.Timberwolves: Host Charlotte on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, right, eyes the basket as Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela of Switzerland defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves got together in the locker room at halftime to address what needed to be fixed — all their defensive lapses that led to a big second quarter by the Rockets.Minnesota clamped down after that, and Houston had hardly any offense at all.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Steven Adams, Russell Westbrook lead Thunder to rout of Pistons Minnesota had three technical fouls in the first half. Towns received a technical after he thought he was fouled, and Covington got one late in the second quarter. Jeff Teague was hit with a technical foul on a play in which he was fouled.After Houston scored 38 points in the second quarter, Minnesota answered with a 38-point quarter of its own. The Timberwolves tied it at 76 after back-to-back 3-pointers by Teague to cap a 15-3 run. Wiggins also hit a 3-pointer and had a block at the other end during the stretch.Minnesota took its first lead since 14-11 when Dario Saric hit a 3-pointer that made it 79-77.The Wolves grew their lead in the fourth quarter on a three-point play by Saric and a 3-pointer from the top of the key by Covington that made it 94-82.Harden hit a shot in the fourth that ended a 42-14 Timberwolves’ run over 14 1/2 minutes. The nine points in the fourth quarter was the fewest for the Rockets in any quarter this season.“For whatever reason, the second half we played without any kind of spirit or energy,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Things were going great in the first half, and then at the end of the first half we let them come back.”Monday marked the first time Minnesota and Houston faced off since last year’s playoffs. The Rockets beat the Timberwolves in five games, including a game that saw Houston score 50 points in a quarter at Target Center.TIP-INSRockets: Harden topped the 20-point mark for the 18th time this season. … Houston shot just 3 for 22 from 3-point range in the second half after hitting on 8 of 17 shots from deep in the first half. … Chris Paul scored a season-low five points.Timberwolves: The 38-point third quarter was the highest-scoring quarter in a second half all season for Minnesota. … Derrick Rose was held scoreless for the first time all season. He entered Monday’s game averaging 19.3 points per game. … Saric was 3 for 4 from deep. He was 4 for 19 from 3-point range in his previous six games. . Monday’s game drew 13,824 fans, lowering Minnesota’s season average attendance to 14,531. Only Brooklyn averages fewer fans this year. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil A stingy defensive effort by Minnesota helped erase a 14-point halftime deficit, and the Timberwolves beat the Rockets 103-91 on Monday night. Minnesota shut things down after the break, holding the Rockets to 29 points in the second half.“We came in here and we made it clear we’ve got to change things and we’ve got to be the team that wants it more,” Towns said of the halftime discussion. “I think everyone in the building saw that we came out with an edge to us and a fire to us to get back in the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTowns led Minnesota with 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins had 16 points. The Rockets led by as many as 19 in the first half before Minnesota stormed back to take the lead for good in the third quarter.James Harden finished with 29 points, and Clint Capela added 24 for the Rockets. Houston went cold after halftime, scoring just nine points in the fourth quarter. “In the second half, we just laid an egg,” Rockets guard Eric Gordon said. “They had everything going. You could tell by their confidence. They just played better defensively.”Following the example set Robert Covington, Minnesota stepped up its defensive intensity in the third quarter while shooting 7 of 10 from 3-point range. Houston shot just 38.1 percent in the third quarter and connected on 2 of 11 from deep.Covington, acquired by Minnesota last month in a trade that sent Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia, has helped jumpstart the Wolves’ defense since his arrival. Since the All-Defensive First Team selection made his Timberwolves debut, Minnesota has held opponents to 100 points or fewer in seven of 10 games.“It just shows how good we can be defensively,” said Covington, who had two blocks, two steals and 13 points. “Everyone that stepped on the court was really engaged in the second half defensively, and that’s what allowed us to hold them to that.”Harden scored 14 of Houston’s 38 points in the second quarter as the Rockets pushed their lead to 14 at the half.ADVERTISEMENT 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
The part of Area “O” where most of the striking ArcelorMittal Liberia workers live. The workers are demanding better housing facilities.Aggrieved ArcelorMittal workers who staged a protest on Friday, July 20, for bad labor practice yesterday ended their action by returning to work, following frantic efforts by Nimba County leadership.The four day strike action brought operations at the concession community in the old mining town of Yekepa to a grinding halt. The situation nearly turned violent on July 23, when some of the protesters threatened to go on the rampage.One of the aggrieved workers said they abandoned their strike following Representative Joseph Sonwabi’s (District #3) intervention via a telephone call to them to quit the strike action and return to work.They workers had earlier refused to listen to Nimba County Inspector Reginald Mehn, who they felt could not address their plights.Late Monday evening, Nimba County Superintendent Dorr Cooper said the workers have agreed to resume work, while the authority looks into their complaint.Though he did give any time table as to when the workers concerns will be addressed, he assured them that some of the key concerns will be taken care of, but did not elaborate further.According to some of the aggrieved mine workers, the management does not care to address their plights, rather continue to suppress them whenever they tried to voice out concerns.The workers want management to remove the “Zero Week” policy in their work time, improve the feeding aspect at work, provide good housing facility and good healthcare.For the Zero Week, they complained that in some weeks, they would work for 12 hours, including overtime, but the management would only pay them for the normal eight working hours, excluding their overtime.The workers’ decision to resume work also came against the backdrop of the company management’s appeal to them on Monday to end their action and return to work while their leadership engage in dialogue to find an amicable solution to their concerns of “bad labor practices.”In a press statement, the company admitted to being grossly affected by the ongoing strike action, which the employees instituted in the company’s load and haul department in direct opposition to the agreed position of their union representatives recently.The company described the strike as illegal, but said it is still willing to go into negotiations with the aggrieved employees and sort things out peacefully.“ArcelorMittal Liberia is committed to communicating openly with its employees. Unfortunately, in this instance, no warning of the strike was given, and due to the huge operational costs of a strike, we are urging our workers to go back to work while we continue discussions with them on the issues that are important, including wage levels, working hours, children’s education and health,” the company said in a statement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
He was followed by fellow troopers Dawit Feyissa in second at 1:18:53 and Gary Hilderman in third at 1:28:40. Kevin Shaw made it one and a half laps in 1:04:11. A one lap race was also held, which Pat Ferris took in 42:57. Roger St. Jean came second at 43:37, George Gamble third at 45:46, followed by Sam Keats at 47:03, Ken Lane at 48:54, Darren Guliov at 50:50, Davide Loro at 51:30, and Adam Currie 54:10. – Advertisement -Ken Nix completed a half lap in 35:10.The Blizzard Bike Club is right back at it this week with races Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, which will be the final road race of the season.Advertisement
0Shares0000Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa during a past press briefing. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27 – Football Kenya Federation’s (FKF) Annual General Meeting in Kisumu on Saturday morning passed a legislation that will require clubs to pay a fee of Sh100,000 when they hire foreign coaches.This, according to FKF boss Nick Mwendwa will be to curb the influx of sub-standard coaches in the country as well as given opportunity to local talent to prosper. ‘’For any club to hire a non-Kenyan coach, they must submit their documents to FKF and pay Sh100,000. We will then do due diligence by sending the documents to CAF and FIFA. This way we will not have ‘tourists’. After this clubs can then go ahead and issue valid contracts to them,” Mwendwa told the AGM on Saturday.The first club to most likely start this new routine will be AFC Leopards who earlier on Saturday announced Serbian Nikola Kavazovic as the new club boss.-Construction of stadiaMeanwhile at the same AGM, the federation revealed it will spearhead construction of five artificial turf at the grassroots away from the government or ministry owned facilities.“In the next four years FKF is out to build five artificial turf pitches strictly at the grass root. This is our plan and we hope to achieve it,” Mwendwa said.At the same time, Mwendwa also disclosed they will use a total of Sh313mn off the FIFA Forward program to accelerate revamp of its accommodation facilities at the Goal Project to mitigate costs associated with housing national teams for international assignments was the other big news.This is set to begin in January next year.“We want to finish up with the accommodation at the Goal Project as well as build two pitches – one grass and the other artificial at the same facilities. This way we will no longer have to look for accommodation elsewhere as well as provide training facilities when players come for international assignments.”On matters Club licensing, fine tuning of the judicial process was tabled and going forward, any club with a grievance will have to seek internal arbitration without the need of going to the sports tribunal as was the case before.-Elective AGMThe next Annual General Meeting in 2019 will be an elective year and this period is expected to be a political one with Mwendwa set to convince delegates that he has done a good job over the last four years and deserves a new chyance.‘’Let me say it now, that I will be seeking re-election when the next election is called. I am seeking your votes early,’’ he concluded.-Material from Soka.co.ke used in building this report0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
LONDON (AP) – Britain’s Treasury chief plans to introduce a “purchase tax” of up to $4,000 on the most polluting vehicles, The Sunday Times reported. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Alistair Darling also plans to propose making fuel-efficient cars eligible for a $4,000 rebate, the newspaper said, citing a paper leaked ahead of the treasury chief’s forthcoming pre-budget report. The leaked document indicates that officials acknowledged the measures would be “presentationally difficult” but argue they would also “strengthen the environmental signal” of the government. The Treasury declined to comment on the Sunday Times report. Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party and the opposition Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have been competing to become the party that appears most active in the battle against global warming.
A FORMER garda stabbed by a thug while on duty has been awarded more than €1.1Million in court.Daryl Mullen, who is 38 and lives in Letterkenny, was repeatedly stabbed while working as a member of the Garda Drugs Unit in Westport, Co Mayo, in August 2009.The court heard he suffered horrific internal injuries, contracted the MRSA superbug while being treated and never fully recovered. The court heard he had moved to Donegal after the man who attacked him was released from prison.He had tried to return to light duties with gardai but he wasn’t fit to continue and continues to suffer horrendously from the attack.Mr Justice Bernard Barton, said he was awarding Mr Mullen €1,093,179. He told Eoin McCullough SC, who appeared with barrister Pat Purcell for Mullen, he was awarding €400,000 general damages, €300,000 special damages, and €348,179 for loss of earnings, pension and gratuity.€1.1MILLION FOR EX-GARDA STABBED IN VICIOUS ATTACK was last modified: May 12th, 2016 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)
Nick Colgan (right) celebrates Huddersfield’s promotion with the players 1 Huddersfield goalkeeping coach Nick Colgan is considering legal action against the newly-promoted Premier League club after being sacked.It is understood Colgan has approached the Professional Football Coaches Association, which operates alongside the League Managers Association, over a possible claim for wrongful dismissal.Colgan, 43, a former Republic of Ireland international, had worked as the Terriers first-team goalkeeping coach since June 2014 when he was promoted from his coaching position in the club’s academy.He played a key role in head coach David Wagner’s backroom staff last season as the club won promotion to the Premier League for the first time.Wagner guided the Terriers to the top flight for the first time in 45 years after their penalty shoot-out win against Reading in last month’s Sky Bet Championship play-off final.Colgan, who made 10 appearances for the Republic of Ireland, started out in England at Chelsea and the bulk of his playing days were spent at Hibernian and Barnsley.He joined Huddersfield in 2011 and was on the bench for their League One play-off final win against Sheffield United in 2012, but retired soon after having made just three appearances.
Majella O’Donnell yesterday surprised husband Daniel with a special wedding anniversary video at an American gig.Daniel and MajellaMajella, 53, who is battling cancer, was thousands of miles away from the country star as they celebrated being married for 11 years.She decided to shock the singer on stage in Branson, Missouri, with a sweet video as she couldn’t travel to be there in person. Fans watched as Majella – who wore a scarf over her shaved head – told how she “can’t wait for him to get home” and that she needs her “wonderful husband” back with her in Ireland.She said: “Please excuse this interruption into your afternoon’s entertainment. For those of you who don’t know, I am Majella O’Donnell, and I am Daniel’s wife. Today is our 11th anniversary. I can’t be with him and I normally am. I normally go to Branson every year.“I look forward to seeing all the regulars and I’m missing all of that this year.“I wanted to say hi to all, but particularly to send my love to Daniel today, and to tell him I don’t know what I’d do without him.” Daniel later revealed the video was a complete surprise.He said: “This is the first year we haven’t been together. During the show I sang the song Wherever You Are and dedicated it to her.“Little did I know she had a video message made as a surprise to be played during the show.”MAJELLA SHOCKS DANIEL WITH SURPRISE WEDDING ANNIVERSARY VIDEO was last modified: November 6th, 2013 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:daniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnellwedding anniversary