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Bandit shot by accomplice after robbing Berbice family

first_imgA bandit was accidently shot and killed by his accomplice while making their escape after robbing an East Bank Berbice family during the wee hours of Sunday.The dead bandit has been identified as Odan Lallbeharry called “Stew”, 45, of New Forest, East Canje, Berbice.According to reports, “Stew” was among five armed men who invaded and robbed the Edinburg Village home of shop owner Nankumar Datt and it was while they were escaping that he was shot and left behind by his accomplices.“During (the robbery) one of the suspects received gunshot injuries in the process of exiting the premises and was later pronounced dead on arrival at the New Amsterdam Hospital,” a Police report said.The bandits gained entry to the premises by climbing onto a shed and forcing their way through a bedroom windowAccording to the Police, the incident occurred sometime around 01:30h.Datt’s eldest daughter, Kelly, related the ordeal to Guyana Times on Sunday when she explained that she was awoken by the sound of persons walking on the zinc shed attached to their two-storey house and shortly after her father shouted that bandits were coming, they should run.“But when he shouts that, the bandits hear and so they hurry and break the window to my sister’s room and come in the house. She was trying to open the room door to get out but she was having a hard time so they catch and start beating her,” the traumatised Kelly related.The 21-year-old said that she was then confronted by two men and tried to prevent them from getting to her father, who escaped to seek help. Their mother was in hiding at the time.She said that the men began shouting for her father by his call-name “Ball Head” and after they were unable to locate him, they began beating her and her 19-year-old sister. At time there were five men in total, all of whom were masked, she stated.“They beat us bad… they were hitting us with a cutlass; then they told us to put on the lights, and asked for money,” the young woman recalled.She went on to say that three of them remained upstairs with her sister while two of them forced her downstairs into the shop, where she handed over some money, while they picked up a quantity of phone cards.“They bring down my sister and continue to beat her and after some time took us back upstairs and asked for more money. So I tell them they have to search the place but then my mother came out and give them the money ($100,000) because they start beating me and my sister again,” she recounted.Kelly further told this newspaper that the men also took away her mother’s gold bracelet and some artificial jewellery that she and her sister were wearing, before escaping.“They told us not to move from the upstairs so they stay right there and then we hear two gunshots in the downstairs and we get scared because we thought was my father get shoot,” she stated.The young woman said that they remained upstairs for a few minutes until they heard noises from neighbours and came downstairs. She noted that when they came down and got outside, they saw a man lying outside on the bridge, while her father was with the neighbours who were gathering around. The Police then arrived at the scene.In a subsequent statement, the Police said that they arrived on the scene at about 02:00, and found the injured bandit on the businessman’s bridge, clad in dark clothing and a pair of construction gloves.The Police added that the suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries.Police say they managed to extract some vital information from the bandit before he succumbed.That information led to the arrest of two individuals who are currently in custody assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

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The hypocrisy of the outcry when public figures fail us

first_imgBut that bloody indulgence is not only revered in this country, it’s what you have to be seen doing if you want the people who hunt and love rifles to vote for you. Still, it’s not OK to watch dogs maul each other (see greyhound breeding for yet more fun with animals) but it’s just fine to whack Bambi. And thank God none of us eats meat. If we did, the animal rights people would boycott Costco instead of furriers. Sure, PETA is raising the alarm about the terrible waste, pollution and human starvation caused by livestock husbandry. But we’re not listening. Oh, yeah I’ve been in a slaughterhouse. If I were an animal, I’d rather go down fighting than take an air hammer blow and be disemboweled while my heart is still beating. So Michael Vick deserves to be reviled and stripped of his living for doing the kind of thing that none of us would ever dream of doing. You know, killing animals. Meanwhile, Sen. Craig is being flailed alive. Why? Because he behaved badly, because he allegedly used gay code to solicit gay sex from an undercover cop in a bathroom. Another moral travesty. Seriously, what kind of police officer voluntarily trolls public toilets to entrap transient sex seekers? But Craig is a big, fat target because he’s a big, fat family-values Republican who made political hay with high-minded moralists by flailing Bill Clinton’s heterosexual contact in the sacred Oval Office. He even called the president, “a very, very naughty boy.” You remember Bill and Monica and that whole blistering, humiliating moral-high-ground attack led by at least two lawmakers (former Reps. Newt Gingrich and Henry Hyde,) who later admitted to engaging in their own sloppy/destructive extramarital affairs. Still, I look at Sen. Craig twisting and turning and I have to wonder if he has been occupying a private hell his entire life, pandering to his constituency, living one way and maybe dying to live in another while ranting in the curious way of gay-bashers about resisting the constant temptation of gay sex. Ah, the tragedy. Like children, we are again disappointed by a professional athlete who failed to live up to even the dismally low expectations of professional athletes? And we are shocked silly by a senator getting popped by a toilet cop. Poor, poor us. Why are all those that we worship and elect, the people we admire, revere, believe in and place above us, almost never what we want them to be? And why, for that matter, aren’t we? I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at john.bogert@dailybreeze.com, call 310-543-6681 or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. Hear my podcast at www.dailybreeze.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! She had never touched one, you see, because dogs are illegal in Beijing, a crowded city in a billion-person, one-child-only nation that doesn’t lavish scarce protein on animals that supply love instead of food. Which is to say that China is a long way from pet food ads directed at “new pet parents.” Now take Italy, the place most responsible for what we laughingly call Western civilization. A dog hit by a car in the Italian countryside, I learned first hand, isn’t quite as earth-shattering as it is here. That’s because they are “only dogs.” Over in Scotland and Ireland they use these fantastic collies to herd sheep. These are amazingly intelligent dogs and watching them work is a wonder. Watching how they live, meanwhile, is something of a shock. They exist on table scraps and porridge and they live outside like animals. Ours shares a pillow with my son. We think it’s cute. Our Chinese exchange student finds it appalling. So would shepherds and the few dog-fighting guys I met during a stretch in the Deep South. I hate to be the one to say it, but some people do that. Sure, it’s brutal and disgusting to us dog lovers, but if you grew up in their world it might just seem normal, you know, like slaughtering deer, moose, bears and ducks for recreation. It’s a sad and terrible world. We have war overseas and terrible problems here at home in the shape of a professional football player and a senator who both behaved very badly indeed. Luckily, the Michael Vick and Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, volcanoes erupted while I was on vacation, which gave me plenty of time to consider the immense hypocrisy worming its way through one’s involvement in dog fighting and the other allegedly soliciting sex in a Minneapolis-St. Paul airport men’s lavatory. Neither of these failings are going to garner much sympathy, not in a day when we don’t tolerate animal cruelty while being simultaneously as cruel as legally possible to people who are gay. Or, in the senator’s case, might be gay. Or maybe he just dabbles. Or not. But first, animals, dogs specifically and how loving them is a developed-world luxury. We have a young exchange student from Beijing staying with us and she was surprised that we had a dog at all. She was also surprised that it was warm to the touch. last_img read more

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Port of L.A.’s centennial-themed fleet will set sail on Colorado Boulevard

first_imgPhoto Gallery of South Bay Rose Parade floats A flower-filled flotilla will make its way down Colorado Boulevard on Tuesday, when the Port of Los Angeles makes it maiden voyage into the 119th Rose Parade. Although this will be the port’s first foray into the Pasadena parade, the float will serve as the 110th Rose Parade entry for the city of Los Angeles, according to Julia Nagano, director of corporate communications for the port. “We wanted to do something special to celebrate the port’s centennial, so we asked the city to allow us to take charge of the float this year,” Nagano said. “It’s a unique opportunity to show off what the port is doing.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe port’s entry is composed of a six-ship squadron, with the theme “Where the World Comes Together,” which was the same phrase coined during the city’s unsuccessful bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The largest float, the SS Los Angeles, will feature a giant plug to highlight the fact that the port is the only place in the world where docked container ships can operate on electrical power. The container ship replica will carry Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Geraldine Knatz, executive director of the port. Also on board will be port employees Stacy Allen and Vanessa Guillen, whose names were randomly drawn. “I’ve been working on the floats during my spare time for the last four weeks, but I never thought I would get to ride one of them,” said Allen, a port telecommunications planner for the last 28 years. For Guillen, the most difficult part of the experience will be waking up early after a night of partying on New Year’s Eve. Parade participants have to check in at 4:30 a.m., she said. “I’m young, and I’m going to be tempted to stay out late, but I know this is really important,” said Guillen, a clerk typist at the port for two years. Another vessel featured in the port’s parade entry will be the Love Boat cruise ship, celebrating the campy television series that ran from 1977 to 1986. The Pacific Princess still calls at the Port of Los Angeles, which serves as the West Coast’s largest cruise port. Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Douglas Barry and City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, whose district includes the port, will ride on a replica of a fire boat. The city’s entry also includes a port police vessel, a fishing dinghy and a tug boat that harkens back to the port’s humble beginnings 100 years ago. “It’s tedious, but you can take your time, and it’s really not that hard,” Edwin Contreras, a port structural engineer, said as he glued dried orange mum petals to the Wilmington Tug. Earlier this week, port employees began pasting rice, onion seeds and poppy seeds to the floats. “It’s actually kind of relaxing to do all this work,” said Jason Ho of El Monte, a civil engineering associate for the port. “It’s more physical work than what I do at the port.” art.marroquin@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: MILFORD LAUNCH ‘FREE’ GAA CLUB APP FOR MEMBERS AND PLAYERS

first_imgMilford GAA News*New Club App Launched*The Club is delighted to announce we now have our own Club App. Download this FREE app to get all the latest Club news and info direct to your phone or tablet. You can pick and choose what info you get, whether it is all Club news to whether it is only U16 Ladies information to whether it is just to be kept updated on your childs U10 blitzes and training.The app will also notify you directly of all major news, results, fixtures and events that you might miss or forget seeing on the Club Facebook and Twitter pages.There is also a chat forums feature in which anyone can discuss Club activities, as well as links to our social media pages and website if you have never been on them.Managers can also use the app to stay in touch with their players, informing them of training schedules and matches directly, sending one notification instead of multiple text messages. The app provides all the latest news, lotto results, fixtures, results and latest scores right at your finger tips as well as a club shop from which you can also purchase the club lotto as well as the Club gear, especially handy for our former players and members around the world who still want to support the Club.And also coming after the AGM will be the ability to pay your Club membership through the handiness of the app and ensure you guarantee your 2015 All Ireland Final tickets (fingers crossed!)Those without a smartphone can also access the same information through the desktop version at https://milfordgaa.teamapp.com.To get the app follow these steps:1. Download ‘Team App’ from the Apple or Google Play app store. 2. Sign up for Team App. You will be sent an email to confirm your registration.3. Log into the app and search for ‘CLG BnaG’4.Choose your applicable access group(s).*CLG BnaG to Host Scor Semi Final* On Saturday November 15th CLG BnaG will host one of the Donegal Semi Finals of Scor na nOg in Milford Parish Hall. Why not come along and enjoy a great nights entertainment and also support the acts which will represent our own club. The show starts at 7.30pm. Go raibh maith agaibh.*Intermediate Championship Play Off Semi Final*CLG BnaG 0-8 Naomh Colmcille 0-12The Seniors were left feeling disappointed and frustrated after Saturdays defeat to Naomh Colmcille in Killygordon. The Gallowglasses would have rathered get the win and ensure Intermediate Championship football next year but as it stands they will have to play near neighbours Downings in a playoff final on a date to be determined. The lads got off to a poor start to the game, going 0-4 to 0-1 down after ten minutes, although the wet and windy conditions in Killygordon made life difficult. There were no administrative errors from the referee as Ian Molloy correctly gave Newtowns Ryan McKinley a red card after he was black carded for a Peter Stringer-esque heel tap on Christopher Barrett, having already being booked early in the game. This came after 27 minutes but Newtown still led at half time 0-5 to 0-2. With the extra man, and the wind at their backs for the second half, the lads performance improved, but unfortunately they were guilty of being very wasteful of possession at times and also unlucky with their chances. They had numerous decent goal chances and on another day with a bit more luck could have won this game comfortably if one or two of these chances had of came off. With 15 minutes there was only one point between the sides but Newtown were always a danger on the counter and got vital scores at key times as Na Galloglaigh kept battling to get back into the game. A second Newtown defender was black carded with ten minutes remaining before Conor McNulty got his marching orders for a second yellow to leave the teams at 14 men a piece, despite the game itself not being all that particularly rough. Naomh Colmcille got 2 more points late on to leave 4 between the sides at the final whistle to set up an all or nothing derby with Downings. Team: Sean Gallagher, Gary Merritt, Sean Black, Gavin Grier, Conor McNulty (0-2), Jonny Logue, Tj Evesson (0-1), Luc O Bairead, Joey Cullen, Pauric Curley, Christopher Barrett (0-1), James Doyle, Paddy Peoples, Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-4), David Curley. Subs: Enda McHugh, Cormac Friel, Caolan Mc Gettigan, Kieran Sheridan, Paul Grier, Gearoid Horkan, Manus Boyce*Seniors*Naomh Colmcille v CLG BnaGNewtowncunningham, Sunday @ 3pmFor the second time in two weeks the Seniors will take on Naomh Colmcille this Sunday, this time in a league encounter. Throw in for Sundays game is at 3pm and all support would be greatly appreciated.*Minors*Carndonagh v CLG BnaGCarn, Saturday @ 12pmThe Minors are back in action this Saturday in a Shield Quarter Final against Carndonagh. Throw in on Saturday is at 12pm and all support would be greatly appreciated.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 3-11-18-23. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35. Joan O’Donnell, Rosgarrow, and James Edward Friel, The Lagg. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,680. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*Lucozade Sport are back with another promotion this year which was very beneficial to us last year. However this year they are NOT looking for the bottle caps, instead they are looking for a promotional code that is found printed on the bottle underneath the wrapper. We would like to ask all our players and supporters to hold on to any Lucozade Sports bottles they come across and leave them in the designated bottle bin at the Clubhouse. Thanks again for the help collecting last year and we look forward to collecting even more this year!*Scor na nOg*It is that time of year were we ask all interested young singers/musicians/dancers etc to come forward as Scor na nOg will be coming up again in the next few weeks. Once again you can contact Cultural Officer Brendan Ward on 074-9152455 or 086-3409183 or email bandcward1@gmail.com*Training Schedules*Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*2014 Membership*Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:Family – €50Senior – €20U18 – €10Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:– Full Family membership– Entered into every weekly Lotto draw– Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)– 11 free weeks entry into the lottoFor more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website (Milford.Donegal.gaa.ie) and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or marian.mcnulty@lyit.ie*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact MilfordDonegalGAA@gmail.com, 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:FinanceUnderage Games DevelopmentAdult Games DevelopmentClub AdministrationClub FacilitiesPR, Communication & Culture*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Evolution Fitness*All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/Milford GAA Club GearClub gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751.GAA NEWS: MILFORD LAUNCH ‘FREE’ GAA CLUB APP FOR MEMBERS AND PLAYERS was last modified: November 4th, 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:GAAMilfordNoticesSportlast_img read more

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DD Fitness: How to get in shape for Christmas!

first_imgThe goal for most, at this time of year, is to get in shape for the Christmas party season. New clothing will be bought, photographs will be taken, and everyone will be out and about over the festive period.So, who doesn’t want to look their best? If you are looking to drop a few pounds on the lead up to the big day, I have a few tips for you below that will help you to get what you need, before the big man comes to town.Monday is your last chance to join in on our Christmas countdown challenge. After that, we won’t be accepting any new members until January. It gives you 6 weeks to get to work and get in shape for Christmas. You can get signed up through the link below. SIGN UP HEREThere are a few things to consider when planning to get in shape for Christmas.1) You MUST be in a calorie deficit.It doesn’t matter what diet you follow or what guru says what, if you aren’t in a calorie deficit 1st, you will NOT lose body fat.Don’t get caught up on ‘health’ foods, or the latest fad diet that will be floating about.Eat wholefoods 80-90% of the time.Eat less than you expend per day.Don’t binge on the other 10-20%. 2). Eat ProteinTry to eat 1g of protein per pound of bodyweightIt is a basic recommendation for someone who is training and trying to drop fat.It will keep you full and help to preserve muscle mass, which is important when trying to improve your physique when dropping bodyfat.If you don’t want to count calories or grams of protein, use palm-sized portions of protein and have 3-4 servings per day.3). Weight Train 3-5 times per week.If you want to target specific area of your body, weight training is the way to do this.While it won’t specifically burn fat from that area, it will increase blood flow to the stubborn areas and help to mobilise the fat.It will also make your physique look better and weighing less, while looking worse physically makes no sense.So, add in some resistance training using bodyweight and weighted exercises and you’ll be glad that you did.4). Prioritize fruit and vegetables as your carb sources. You get more fibre, more food for less calories than starchy carbs.It’s a win-win situation here.There are loads of options when cooking with vegetables and to add flavour, think of things like spices, salt, pepper etc to flavour them to your liking.5). Keep your starchy carbs for around your training daysA simple way to cycle your carbs is to have carbs with your meals on your training days and stick to vegetables on non-training days.You will automatically reduce your overall calorie intake by doing this, and you will have more calories on the days that you need them most.6). Add Cardio as neededIs cardio needed for fat loss?No!Is it a benefit to it?Yes!Should you add it in straight away?Not necessarily.It is a tool that you can use.You don’t want to use them all at once, because if fat loss stalls, you may have nowhere to go.So, use your cardio wisely and save it until you need it.Fat loss is simple, not easy.You just have to do it and stick to it.If your goal is truly to drop a few pounds before Christmas, the guidelines above gives you a great way to achieve this.#leanin2019Monday is your last chance to join in on our Christmas countdown challenge. After that, we won’t be accepting any new members until January. It gives you 6 weeks to get to work and get in shape for Christmas. You can get signed up through the link below. SIGN UP HEREDD Fitness: How to get in shape for Christmas! was last modified: November 8th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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

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Groves focused on San Jose mission

first_imgGeorge Groves insists he will take nothing for granted when he faces Mexican puncher Francisco Sierra in California this weekend.Hammersmith’s unbeaten British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champion has already been pencilled in to fight at Wembley Arena in September.But he is adamant he will not underestimate Sierra, whose knockout ratio suggests Groves cannot afford to be careless when they clash in San Jose on Saturday.“He’s a very good fighter who’s been in there with some good operators and has only ever been blasted out once,” Groves told West London Sport.“Other than that, he goes the distance – and he can bang. If you look at his record, he’s stopped 22 of his 25 wins so he’s not there to hang about.“It’s up to me to get in there, do the business properly and have my wits about me. He’s tall and not frightened to let his hands go.“You can’t make mistakes and lazy defensive movements or lean back when the guy’s got a reach advantage over you, because he’s nail you.”Groves is likely to face a rematch with Kenny Anderson on the Frank Warren-promoted bill at Wembley on 14 September.The Scot gave him a tough test in 2010, flooring Groves before the 24-year-old battled back to win.Groves said: “I know Frank’s keen on the Kenny Anderson fight. I’m keen on it. I want to get in there and shut him up for good.“It’ll be good that I’ll get in there and do that, but first I can’t take my eye off this weekend because Sierra is a much tougher fight than Kenny Anderson. I have to make sure I do the job properly.”It will be Groves’ first fight since his second-round demolition of former British champion Paul Smith last November.He had to withdraw from a fight with Anderson and a world title challenge against WBO champion Robert Steiglitz because of a back and nose injury respectively.“I’ve fully fit and raring to go. It’s been a frustrating few months but I’m past that now,” he said.“You can only judge how good you feel from the sessions you’re doing in the gym, and the sessions have been tip-top.“I’ve had a 12-round sparring session which is the best I’ve done all year – and that includes the preparation I had for a world title shot.“I’m in a really good place and I can’t wait to get out there and show it.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Can drive raises R8.5m for education

first_imgRay Maota The Every-Can-Counts campaign wasable to raise R8.5-million throughSouth African support of beverages inenvironment friendly cans.(Image: Freepik) Through Nampak Bevcan’s bursaryscheme, pupils will be able studyfurther and have the opportunityto work for the packaging company.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free images, visit the image library)MEDIA CONTACTS• Nampak Bevcan+27 11 719 6300South Africans have helped raise R8.5-million (US$1.2-million) for education simply by buying environment friendly canned beverages.Nampak and Bevcan, which generated the funds through the sale of canned beverages, named the campaign Every-Can-Counts.Nampak is a packaging company, while Bevcan is a subsidiary of Nampak specialising in canned packaging.The funds will benefit underprivileged pupils and millions of other school-goers through televised education programmes.Erik Smuts, Nampak Bevcan MD, said: “Thanks to the South African public, we are thrilled to be able to contribute this incredible amount to assist with education.“We are very happy with reaching the R8.5-million ($1.12-million) mark and we are thankful to the many people who supported the cause by purchasing beverage cans.”Smuts added that it was not just Nampak Bevcan, but all the people of South Africa who contributed to the success of the campaign.Nampak contributed R5-million ($701 000) towards the initiative, while a further R3.5-million ($492 000) was raised by ensuring 3% of each can sale went to the campaign.According to Nampak, the cans are 100% recyclable and 70% of them are collected for such a purpose, making them the most recycled form of packaging.Distribution of fundsNampak’s initial contribution has been earmarked for the maintenance and development of science and computer labs, libraries and infrastructure at schools. It will also help boost teacher upgrade programmes and fund bursaries for students who excel in maths, science and accountingThe Gauteng schools that will benefit from this are Lethulwazi High School in Vosloorus, Amogelang High School in Soshanguve, Lebohang High School in Boipatong and Nkumbulo High School in Kwa-Thema.KwaZulu-Natal’s Swelihle High School in Umlazi, and the Western Cape’s Belhar High School in Belhar and Luhlaza High School in Khayelitsha will also gain from the initiative.Through its corporate social investment programme, the packaging company has pledged a further R2.18-million ($283 000) to provide 61 pupils with bursaries.These bursaries will be awarded to scholars who excel in maths, science and accounting at schools belonging to the Nampak Partnered School Bursaries Scheme.According to Nampak, approximately 240 individuals have completed the company’s two-year graduate programme since 2001. From that number, 12 came from Nampak partner schools and were awarded Nampak bursaries.To be considered for a position at Nampak, beneficiaries must first do well in their final year of high school, complete their tertiary education using the bursary, and then take part in the graduate programme.Due to the competitive nature of the programme, graduates must have a degree in one of the following fields: accounting or finance, engineering, human resources, information technology or business systems, logistics or supply chain, sales and marketing, or production and manufacturing.Televised education programme The Every-Can-Counts campaign will also contribute to SABC Education, thereby benefiting pupils at schools which aren’t earmarked for upgrades or bursaries.SABC Education will receive R2.5-million ($350 000) for content in their Matrics Uploaded show, which is broadcast daily. The show focuses on helping pupils from grades 10, 11 and 12 prepare for their final exams.Danie Swart, head of marketing for SABC Education, said: “SABC Education is delighted to be a recipient of these funds as it is only through sponsors such as Nampak and Nampak Bevcan that we can make our show a possibility.”The beneficiaries of the remaining R1-million ($140 000) will be announced before the end of September 2011.last_img read more

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Pacquiao insiders fear eye injury could end career – report

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Adrien Broner hits Manny Pacquiao during the WBA welterweight title boxing bout Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. APLOS ANGELES, United States – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao might have suffered a potentially career-ending detached retina in his left eye in beating Adrien Broner on Saturday, the New York Daily News reported Monday.Pacquiao was set to fly home to the Philippines on Monday for an exam by an eye specialist, according to the newspaper, which cited two unnamed sources from Pacquiao’s camp with different takes on the injury.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Manny doing just fine ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “Pacman” has suffered corneal scratches in previous bouts.Pacquiao stayed up all night after the Broner fight but complained Sunday morning of pain and a loss of vision in his left eye, according to the report.Pacquiao, now 61-7 with two drawn and 39 knockouts, had hoped a victory would set up a rematch with the retired undefeated Mayweather, who beat him by unanimous decision in 2015. /cbbADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES SPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOne camp source told the News that the fear among the Filipino icon’s insiders is that he suffered a detached retina, which could end Pacquiao’s career and scuttle talk of a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.Another source from Pacquiao’s camp, however, told the News the injury was relatively minor, only a scratched cornea that came from the tape on one of Broner’s gloves. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The 40-year-old fighter told friends after the fight he had lost some vision in his left eye, according to the report.Pacquiao, the first eight-division champion in boxing history, also was told by Los Angeles police that his home had been burglarized while he was in Las Vegas for the Broner fight, which he won by unanimous decision to keep his World Boxing Association regular welterweight title, a lesser throne to that of unbeaten American “super champion” Keith Thurman.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chieflast_img read more

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Dave Ildefonso struggles to a season low against Ateneo

first_imgChief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View comments LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics It also didn’t help that Ildefonso dealt with health issues before and during the game. Though, he still lauded the Blue Eagles’ defense.“Ateneo is just a great team. Great defense, great offense,” said Ildefonso, who came into the game averaging 16.2 points, after NU lost, 88-51, its 11th in 13 outings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I did have a bad night cause I didn’t practice yesterday (Friday) because of my hamstring and then today, in the second quarter when I was playing, I could feel like there was something in my ankle, like there was something pulling my veins so I couldn’t really run that much if you could see the game and see the way how I run and drive,” he recalled.“I really can’t because I was trying to nurse my ankle. I just wanted to play because Ateneo is gonna try to stop me and clog so I wanted to be some kind of a decoy and you know, drive and kick and all that but it didn’t work because I couldn’t really move that much.” PBA: Alaska back on win track after turning back Blackwater With Ildefonso not in his element, the Bulldogs just couldn’t match the Blue Eagles’ firepower.Shaun Ildefonso was the lone Bulldog to hit double-digit scoring with 21.Ateneo, on the other hand, was led by Angelo Kouame’s 17 points and 13 rebounds and Thirdy Ravena, who made most of his damage in the third quarter where the Eagles’ put the game away.The Bulldogs’ 37-point loss is the biggest losing margin this season.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. This jewelry designer is also an architect Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena and NU’s Dave Ildefonso. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—National University swingman Dave Ildefonso played his worst game in UAAP Season 82 as Ateneo held him to just a field goal in 26 minutes on Saturday.Facing the reigning two-time champion and the only undefeated team this season, Ildefonso managed to take only five shots and score two points.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Sports Wrap: Barmy Army in awe of Virat Kohli, Mohali Test hit by demonetisation and more

first_imgEngland’s fans bowled over by Virat KohliVirat Kohli, with his statesmanship, has found new admirers in the English camp.Parthiv Patel, on Test comeback, an instant hit with Mohali crowdParthiv Patel and Mohammed Shami were pivotal to India’s victory in Mohali.Did demonetisation affect fans in Mohali Test?Several fans chose not stay the whole day to avoid spending cash on food and drinks during the Mohali Test.Record-breaker Woodburn helps Liverpool reach League Cup semisLiverpool reached the League Cup semi-finals after 17-year-old BenWoodburn became the club’s youngestever goalscorer when he wrapped up a 2-0 victory over Leeds United.From Rooney to Neymar, soccer world sends condolences to Chapecoense after air crashThe small club from the town of Chapeco had been heading for the biggest game in its history, the first leg of Wednesday’s Copa Sudamericana final, when its plane crashed in a mountainous rural area outside of the city of Medellin.last_img read more

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