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Leblond looks for Contender re-entry through appeal

first_imgTeam Canada’s boxer Dave ‘Fast and Furious’ Leblond has appealed to the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) to have his defeat to Jamaican fighter Tsetsi ‘Lights Out’ Davis overruled.If successful, this would result in a rematch between the two for a spot in the next round of the competition.Leblond’s trainer, Patrice Trudeau, told The Gleaner that although he and Leblond are not upset that Davis won, they believe the judges made what he describes as an egregious ruling.”The judges made a choice and we’re OK with the decision, regardless of the fact that we think we won, it’s more about a state of mind than the actual facts,” Trudeau told The Gleaner: “We’re satisfied in what we came to do. You saw at the end of the fight how satisfied as a team we were. That’s really what the heart of it is. But if you’re asking me if Tsetsi Davis won the fight and outscored Dave Leblond, I’ll say no.”However, Trudeau said he would not go into the details of the grounds of the appeal, which was submitted to the JBBC on Wednesday afternoon.NO DETAILS”It’s not that I can’t go into the details, but I’m just not gonna go into the details with that because we took our time to write the reasons of the appeal and we forwarded the letter of the official appeal to the board on Wednesday. Things, sometimes, can go south when you really want them to go north, but we trust that the board can do an excellent job sorting out what we brought up. Our job was really to highlight the facts and what we saw that was actually there.”JBBC officials refused to speak about the issue, saying at the time that they had not reviewed the appeal as yet, but they believe it is unlikely that the decision will change.However, Contender promoter Mark Kenny said Leblond may actually have a case.”Under WBC (World Boxing Council) rules, egregious scoring may be grounds for an appeal,” he said.”The appeal is just basically for an extra scrutiny, and we’re fine with that, and we agree with it. Sometimes that’s good to show that the show takes itself very seriously. If the appeal turns round and sanctions result that are correct? That’s fine.”rachid.parchment@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

Pride for Asian-American skaters as they take to Olympic ice

first_imgTsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Olympian Scott Hamilton said Yamaguchi’s and Kwan’s not only skating on a world stage but winning was likely an impetus for a younger generation of Asian-Americans, and their parents, even to consider it.“A lot of it is seeing a sport and seeing others be successful and saying, I want to do that, and that’s what you need,” he said. “Winning really creates interest.”There’s already been some success — skating in the team event, Nagasu became the first American woman to complete a triple axel in the Olympics. That led to some controversy when Bari Weiss, an op-ed writer for The New York Times, tweeted about the feat with the words, “Immigrants: They get the job done.” Nagasu was born in California, and the since-deleted tweet was criticized by some who said it touched on Asian-American concerns about continually being assumed to be foreigners.Even that has echoes in previous Olympics, as in 1998, when a headline after American Tara Lipinski won the gold medal read, “American beats out Kwan.” Kwan was born and raised in California.In this year’s games, much of the hoopla around possibly winning has focused on Nathan Chen in particular.The Salt Lake City, Utah, native, who predicted as a 10-year-old novice champion that he would be at the 2018 Olympics, has been showcased as an athlete to watch at these games because of his athleticism and multiple quadruple jumps. He is considered a front-runner in the individual men’s event, even though he got off to a rough start by finishing fourth in the men’s short program for the team skating event after an uncharacteristic fall during a triple axel.That Asian-Americans are being represented on the men’s side as well as the women’s is important, said Phil Yu, who writes about pop culture and other subjects on his Angry Asian Man blog.Chen’s overall presence and success “is a powerful statement for Asian-American men who have generally had this stereotype hang over them of being not athletic, not expressive,” he said.“To have someone like Nathan Chen excel, not only excel but blow all these other people out of the water, it’s a powerful thing,” Yu said.It certainly is for Yuki Horiko. Seeing someone Asian-American like him go after Olympic gold “gives me more confidence” for his own hopes, the 13-year-old said. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Mane scores hat trick as Liverpool routs Porto, 5-0 It’s a heady moment, especially because Asian-Americans as a minority group have long faced stereotypes of being more about books and brains than anything else.“I think it’s supercool and exciting,” said Mai Hoang Parmentier, 35, of Yakima, Washington, who got into watching skating when she saw Yamaguchi compete.“For me growing up you had the stereotype of oh, Asians are good at math or academia or art or music,” she said. “I just like the idea that my daughter can see that she doesn’t have to be pigeonholed, that she can actually be good at sports.”Ryan Morris, 28, of Berkeley, California, agreed. The skating fan planned on making sure his young nieces and nephew watched it with him.“They’re going to see in the most important sport in the Winter Olympics … people who look like them,” he said. “It’s a good feeling.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. They’ve got Olympic-size dreams, and when they watch figure skating at the Pyeongchang Games, they’ve got plenty of role models — a history-making U.S. figure skating team where half of the 14 members are Asian-American.“It’s very inspiring and it makes you think, I want to be like them,” Keita said.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 folkWhile there have been Asian-American figure skaters representing the United States at past Olympics — the most high-profile being gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi in 1992 and silver and bronze medalist Michelle Kwan in 1998 and 2002 — there never has been anything like this.For the women, there’s 24-year-old Mirai Nagasu and 18-year-old Karen Chen; on the men’s side, 18-year-old Nathan Chen and 17-year-old Vincent Zhou; among the ice dancers, sibling pair Alex Shibutani, 26, and Maia Shibutani, 23, and Madison Chock, 25. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Keita Horiko, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion, practices during his second workout of the day Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Ice House in Hackensack, N.J. With Asian-Americans making up half of the U.S. figure skating team at the Pyeongchang Olympics, talented youngsters like Horiko can hope to realize dreams of one day being on the ice at the international as they have plenty of role models to emulate. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)HACKENSACK, N.J. — Keita Horiko glided across the rink at the Ice House, picking up speed as he attempted a jump — and sprawled in a fall as he came back down.Unfazed, the 10-year-old U.S. Figure Skating juvenile boys champion got up and started skating again. His older brother, 13-year-old Yuki, also was on the ice, practicing his own moves as they wound down their second practice of the day before heading home to Manhattan and doing it all again the next day.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “If he can do it, maybe I can do it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Detention center to add 400 beds for immigrants

first_imgFederal officials have signed a deal to add 400 beds to a Lancaster detention center for immigrants, making it the largest facility of its kind in California, authorities said Thursday. The Mira Loma Detention Center will be expanded to hold 1,400 people. The facility is run by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A change to the existing contract to add beds was signed in November and approved this month by the county Board of Supervisors. “We still don’t know definitively” when the expansion will take place, said Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe space is needed because more immigrants are being detained for immigration violations in the Los Angeles area, and because the detention center in San Pedro, which housed more than 400 immigrants, was closed in October for repairs. The detainees there were moved elsewhere. The Los Angeles area also has seen a crackdown on illegal immigrants who have committed crimes.. However, civil-rights groups note that despite the extra beds, the Mira Loma facility still will not handle detainees with violent-crime convictions or those with serious health problems such as AIDS. They are being shipped to facilities in other states. 160Want 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

Donegal debt recovery boss used bogus documents to get mortgage

first_imgThe owner of a debt recovery business has admitted he used fraudulent documents to obtain a €71,000 mortgage for his family home.Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Donegal native Kevin Molloy (49) still lives in the home with his family, is paying off the mortgage and that the bank were not concerned about pursuing charges. Molloy, now of Dublin Road, Celbridge, Co Kildare pleaded guilty to three offences under the theft and fraud act committed on dates between December 2014 and August 2016, including dishonestly inducing Ulster Bank at Lower Baggot st., to issue a mortgage on April 4, 2016.Judge Melanie Greally adjourned the case to October and ordered that Molloy’s suitability for community service work be assessed. She remanded him on continuing bail.Detective Dominic McGrath told the court that the offences came to light in July 2016 when an official from the Bank of Ireland met with gardaí.Between December 2014 and February 2015 Molloy provided a number of documents to the bank as part of a mortgage application. These included a salary cert which was found to be signed off in the name of a Mr Lafferty for a company actually owned by a Mr Laverty.The bank’s officials were not satisfied with the accuracy of the documents and declined the mortgage.Garda investigations found later that Molloy had successfully applied in April 2016 to Ulster Bank for a mortgage and the bank had issued a mortgage of €71,900.To see the full story follow this link debt recovery boss used bogus documents to get mortgage was last modified: July 6th, 2018 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:courtdonegalKevin MolloyMortgagelast_img read more

Man City ‘plotting world record bid for Mbappe’ and will sell Sterling to buy PSG ace

first_img Sterling could be sacrificed so City can buy Mbappe UEFA announced last month that they are reopening their investigation into Paris’ finances having previously, in June, cleared the club of any wrongdoing.If the investigation proves PSG have broken FFP rules they could have to sell their star players, including Mbappe, and Man City are ready to take advantage.The Sun say Pep Guardiola, the City coach, is ready to submit a bid worth £200million for the 19-year-old in January, a fee that would make Mbappe the most expensive player in world football, surpassing the £198million PSG paid for Neymar in 2017. Mbappe is widely regarded as a future Ballon d’Or winner Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Manchester City are considering making a world record bid for Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe when the transfer window reopens in January, according to reports.PSG could be forced to sell the teenage World Cup winner just six months after he was permanently signed by the club due to a Financial Fair Play probe. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Latest transfer news Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets To complete any deal, City would have to sell themselves to comply with FFP rules, and the report states Raheem Sterling is the favourite to be sacrificed.Sterling, the England winger, has failed to agree a new contract with City with his existing deal expiring at the end of 2019/20. RANKED 2 moving on TOP WORK Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LIVING THE DREAM three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Mbappe, who originally joined PSG on loan last summer before penning permanent terms earlier this year, has scored five goals in five games this season.He’s netted 26 times in all for the Parc des Princes club, and has scored nine goals for France, including four at this summer’s World Cup.last_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Met Eireann has upgraded its weather alert for Donegal to Orange status – meaning disruption to is now likely.The forecaster has also extended the period of the storm until 8am on Thursday.“Southerly winds veering westerly today will reach gale force in exposed areas. Westerly winds will strengthen further this evening and overnight with gales or severe gales; and with stormy conditions likely to develop overnight and for Wednesday in coastal areas with gusts 100 to 130 km/hr. “Wintry showers are likely tonight and on Wednesday with snow accumulations on high ground.” MET EIREANN UPGRADES DONEGAL WEATHER WARNING TO ORANGE STATUS AS 130KM/HR WINDS PREDICTED was last modified: December 9th, 2014 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:donegalOrange statusweather alertwindslast_img read more


first_imgGAA: Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney has started the mind games ahead of Donegal’s Ulster SFC quarter-final meeting with Armagh on June 14th.Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney.The former All-Ireland winning captain scoffed at the suggestion that Donegal were the moist physical team around and said they’re not even in the same ball park as Dublin and Kerry in terms of physicality.Donegal narrowly defeated Armagh in a thrilling All-Ireland quarter-final last year at Croke Park. A late, late score from Patrick McBrearty ensured Donegal progressed in a game which was marred by a number of physical encounters – which included team doctor Kevin Moran being flung to the ground.Many expect Armagh to push Donegal all the way at the Athletic Grounds on Sunday week in what is being billed as a fascinating clash.McGeeney told The Irish Daily Star, “I would put Kerry and Dublin way above them (Donegal) in terms of physical contact.“The physicality, I think, is seen more in Ulster than in other provinces. “You look at it a different way but from a playing point of view I can categorically state they (Donegal) are not even in the same ball park.“In terms of actual physicality, you are on about bigger men and harder hitters.“In fairness, Mayo have stepped up to it the last couple of years in terms of the size of the men they have and the way they hit.” KIERAN MCGEENEY – “DONEGAL NOT IN THE SAME BALL PARK AS DUBLIN AND KERRY IN TERMS OF ‘PHYSICALITY’ was last modified: June 3rd, 2015 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:armaghdonegalGAAKieran McGeeneynewsSportlast_img read more

Money stolen during Buncrana home burglary

first_imgGardaí are investigating the theft of money from a house in Buncrana earlier this month.The burglary, which was only recently reported, occured in Stragill on the 10th of July (a Wednesday) between 5pm and 7pm.The bathroom window was smashed and the burglar(s) entered the home and took a sum of money. If anyone has any information that might assist with the investigation such as having seen anyone/vehicles in the area on 10th July who arose suspicion then please contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111. Money stolen during Buncrana home burglary was last modified: July 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Sharks win brings closure to tumultuous week

first_imgSAN JOSE — Aaron Dell made the last of his 33 saves and swept the puck over to Marc-Edouard Vlasic. The Sharks defenseman then reached down and picked it up as the horn sounded on the Sharks’ 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.A keepsake for Vlasic, perhaps, from his 1,000th NHL game Saturday?“No, it was for Bob (Boughner),” Vlasic said of the Sharks’ new bench boss. “I’ll just pick up a random puck and tell everybody it’s from the thousandth game. Nobody will know the difference.”It …last_img

Miracle Tree Could Feed and Fuel Third World

first_imgThe ‘drumstick tree’ grows right where it is needed for food, fuel, water safety, stock feed and many other uses, all for free.It’s been years (3/09/10) since we reported the good news about Moringa oleifera, the drumstick tree – a plant native to Asia and Africa with multiple uses. Now that a new paper has come out about it, it’s time to revisit this amazing plant. Known as “one of the world’s most useful trees,” this one species can do all the following:PowerPoint slide by David CoppedgeWe compared the story to the old Acres of Diamonds parable about a man who wasted his life looking for diamonds, not realizing his property was surrounded by them. Africa may have diamonds (a harsh industry on natives), but it needs nutrition more. The new paper in PLoS One measures how two species of Moringa score on mineral nutrition:Moringa oleifera (MO) and M. stenopetala (MS) (family Moringaceae; order Brassicales) are multipurpose tree/shrub species. They thrive under marginal environmental conditions and produce nutritious edible parts. The aim of this study was to determine the mineral composition of different parts of MO and MS growing in their natural environments and their potential role in alleviating human mineral micronutrient deficiencies (MND) in sub-Saharan Africa.Sure enough, these two species of Moringa are rich in minerals – far richer than the usual plant foods.In Ethiopian crops, MS leaves contained the highest median concentrations of all elements except Cu [copper] and Zn [zinc], which were greater in Enset (a.k.a., false banana). In Kenya, Mo flowers and MS leaves had the highest median Se [selenium] concentration of 1.56 mg kg-1 and 3.96 mg kg-1, respectively. The median concentration of Se in MS leaves was 7-fold, 10-fold, 23-fold, 117-fold and 147-fold more than that in brassica leaves, amaranth leaves, baobab fruits, sorghum grain and maize grain, respectively. The median Se concentration was 78-fold and 98-fold greater in MO seeds than in sorghum and maize grain, respectively.The five researchers concluded that this plant can really help Africans meet their dietary mineral requirements:This study confirms previous studies that Moringa is a good source of several of the measured mineral nutrients, and it includes the first wide assessment of Se and I [iodine] concentrations in edible parts of MO and MS grown in various localities. Increasing the consumption of MO and MS, especially the leaves as a fresh vegetable or in powdered form, could reduce the prevalence of MNDs, most notably Se deficiency.This sounds like a golden opportunity for locals to engage in entrepreneurial business. If people don’t rush to pick the leaves and eat them raw off the tree, why not add them to salads? Why not set up shop to make powder from them, and find ways to make them tasty? Think of the possibilities: Moringa flour, candy, cookies, cocoa, energy drinks – all the things western nations make out of wheat flour or soy. If that works, it could contribute to a cycle of progress: healthier people would have more energy to go into business with Moringa, setting up Moringa farms and all kinds of other enterprises – maybe even exporting this miracle plant’s benefits to the west.Look at Table 1 for all the places this tree naturally grows. It’s all over the place, waiting to be used for good.Moringa oleifera and MS are fast growing multipurpose woody plants which grow in diverse ecosystems, from very dry marginal lowland tropical climates to moist high altitude regions. They shed their leaves during long dry seasons. Their tuberous roots enable them to store water and withstand very long dry seasons. The MO tree can grow up to 5–15 m in height, with a diameter at breast height up to 25 cm. A mature MS tree is usually larger in overall size and more drought tolerant than MO, with larger leaves, seeds and trunk. However, MS is slower-growing compared to MO. In experiments conducted in the Sudan, MS flowered after 2.5 years as compared to 11 months for MO.The authors confirm earlier reports of the many uses of this tree. Its versatility as a useful plant for people is truly astounding:They are used for food, medicine, fodder, fencing, firewood, gum and as a coagulant to treat dirty water. The foliage, immature pods, seeds, and roots are used both as food and medicine. Young shoots are also cooked and eaten. Leaves are either cooked or consumed raw as vegetables. Moringa leaves are used in a similar way as a cabbage and spinach thereby nicknamed ‘cabbage tree’. As a food or forage source, Moringa spp. can supply a wide range of essential macro and micro nutrients.This super-food and super-material grows right where it is needed: Africa, India and Pakistan, Mexico – even the Solomon Islands. Yet the authors call it an “underutilized crop”.This is truly amazing. It’s as if God planted a tree of life for people growing in a cursed world. What are we waiting for? Let’s make use of the riches God has put on this earth to help the people who need it most.This figure is available in the paper as a PowerPoint slide.(Visited 508 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more