Tsetsi steps into the ring

first_imgTsetsi Davis, one of the crowd favourites over the years in the Wray & Nephew Contender boxing series, makes his debut tonight against American Courtney McLeave at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.Davis has been able to fight as both a welterweight and a middleweight in the competition and has actually been a finalist.At age 38, he now has what is regarded as his last chance to take the top prize of $2 million this year and has said repeatedly since being selected that he believes that this will be his time to shine.He enters the ring with a record of 14 victories and five losses, while his American opponent McLeave, is a 21-year old boxer who has been a professional for a year, and has a one-win and two-loss record. Based on these figures, Davis goes into the fight with a huge advantage as he has much more experience than his opponent.SEEDING METHODThe method of determining the fights in the preliminary round this year is by a draw. Previously, there were challenges in which two teams competed and a boxer from the winning team was allowed to select his opponent. This year, the boxers on both teams were seeded and the top four seeds draw an opponent from the bottom four of the opposing team.By this method, unless there is an upset, the better boxers go on to the quarter-finals and challenge each other for the semi-final and then final spots. The runner-up in the competition takes home $500,000, while third gets $250,000 and fourth $200,000.The first week of competition saw that fight end in only 55 seconds after the young American, Xzaviar Ford, tore a tendon in his right shoulder and could not continue to fight. There was great disappointment in the auditorium after this premature end.Last week, spectators saw a much better fight as highly rated Demarcos Corley defeated Iwan Azore from Guyana on points, by using his superior boxing skills and ring savvy to good advantage.McLeave’s camp is confident that their fighter can hold his own against the more experienced Davis, while the Davis camp is quietly confident.”We have seen his record and will be going into the fight confident of victory, but we are not taking anything for granted. We want a win and that is what we are going for. We just have to wait to see what he brings to the table,” a representative from their camp said.Jamaica at 9:30 p.m.last_img read more

Wolves steamroll Cavs behind Butler, Wiggins

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Ex-wife of slain NBA player agrees to face Tennessee charges Cavaliers: Kyle Korver, who had 19 points off the bench, connected four times from behind the arc and passed Paul Pierce for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time list in 3-pointers made with 2,147. Ray Allen (2,973), Reggie Miller (2,560) and Jason Terry (2,244) are ahead of him.Timberwolves: After shooting 52 percent from the field, the Wolves improved to 12-2 when making at least half their shots.TAKE THATJames chased down Jones to swat his fast-break layup attempt into the seats in the second quarter, following with a stare-down and some barbs traded with Aaron Brooks on the Wolves bench.Jones got his revenge a little later in the same period on a similar play, throwing down a dunk just in time before James arrived to try for another block. That was just the second career dunk for Jones, whose first was last week.CROWD PLEASERThe game marked the fourth consecutive sellout of Target Center for the Timberwolves, their longest streak in nearly five years. Love, who was traded to the Cavs for Wiggins four seasons ago, was the recipient of several rounds of boos in the first quarter.UP NEXTCavaliers: Play at Toronto on Thursday, the fourth stop on a five-game trip.Timberwolves: Face Oklahoma City on Wednesday in the third contest of a five-game homestand. The only time the Timberwolves have made the playoffs during the reign of King James was in 2004, his rookie year, when they went all the way to the Western Conference finals. James and the Cavs lost here in his second season, too, but that was it until now. In many of those annual visits, too, he barely had to break a sweat.This is a different pack of Wolves, though, with the arrival of the tough-minded veterans Butler, Gibson and Jamal Crawford to join the still-developing stars Towns and Wiggins.Neither team could’ve seen this outcome coming, though.Kevin Love, J.R. Smith and Isaiah Thomas, three-fifths of the starting five, were a combined 0 for 18 from the field in the first half. Thomas was ejected in the third quarter for a flagrant-two foul on Wiggins, for clotheslining him in the jaw as he drove to the basket. This was Thomas’ third game back from the hip injury that kept him out until the new year, having rested once. He had nine points in 19 minutes.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone James had just 10 points on 4-for-8 shooting, taking his first loss at Minnesota since Feb. 17, 2005. Cleveland fell behind by as much as 41 points in the third quarter after a dunk by Wiggins set up by a driving pass by Tyus Jones, who had grabbed his own miss from 3-point range.Butler had plenty to do with that, contributing nine assists and eight rebounds before resting during the fourth quarter, too. The Wolves led 69-42 at halftime, matching their largest first-half score from just two nights ago, after a rainbow 3-pointer from the top of the key by Butler brought the fans to their feet. That also tied the most points allowed by the Cavs in a half this season.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 folkButler made sure the Wolves didn’t slip after the break, knocking down a mid-range fadeaway, stealing the ball back and then swishing a pull-up 3-pointer on the other end to push the lead to 31 points early in the third quarter.Jeff Green scored 22 points off the bench to lead the Cavs, who’ve lost six of their last nine.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins had 25 points in three quarters, Jimmy Butler pitched in 21 points and tight defense on LeBron James, and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 127-99 victory over Cleveland on Monday night that stopped a 12-game home losing streak to the Cavaliers.Karl-Anthony Towns (19 points, 12 rebounds) and Taj Gibson (16 points, 13 rebounds) were tenacious around the basket for the Timberwolves, who outrebounded the Cavs 56-37 and had a 60-42 advantage in points in the paint.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View commentslast_img read more

Digicel Guyana launches Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

first_imgDigicel Guyana launched the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones on Thursday, April 6 at all Digicel stores countrywide.With these new devices, Samsung continues to revolutionise the way we communicate, building a phone that reimagines the way we connect and creates the highest quality image and video content.“Digicel and Samsung form a fitting partnership with our shared passions for cutting-edge technology and putting users in control of creating their best experience. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will change the way our customers capture and curate their lives, thanks to the new and enhanced features,” Digicel Guyana Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gregory Dean said.The Galaxy S9 and S9+ feature Samsung’s most advanced camera yet, with a dual aperture lens that powers an innovative low-light camera, super slow-motion video capabilities, and a personalised augmented reality emoji feature, broadening the way people express themselves. Some of the other features include powerful stereo speakers tuned by AKG and surround sound supported by Dolby Atmos; and Bixby, the intelligence platform that uses the camera, augmented reality and deep learning technologies to provide information about a user’s surroundings, including live foreign language translation, and image recognition based calorie tracking among others.“The way we use our smartphones has changed as communication and self-expression has evolved,” said DJ Koh, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “With the Galaxy S9 and S9+, we have reimagined the smartphone camera. Not only does the Galaxy S9 and S9+ enable consumers to shoot the best photos and videos anywhere, it’s a smartphone that’s designed to help them connect to others and express themselves in a way that’s unique and personal to them.”The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ both run on Android 8 (Oreo) and have curved super AMOLED screens measuring 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches respectively.last_img read more

Local Figure Skater on the road this weekend to Kelowna for Provincials

first_img“We’re still just at the start of the season but for the competitive skaters, it’s obviously a pretty big competition, so she’s been actually skating the majority of the summer as well, training to get ready for this.”Stevens will be taking part in the Skate Canada B.C. Sectional Championships this weekend, November 8 and 9, in Kelowna. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Figure Skating Club is sending one of its skaters off to Provincials this weekend.Taking part in the Skate Canada B.C. Sectional Championships in Kelowna is Sophie Stevens in the Pre-Novice Event.According to Figure Skating Club Coach, Jennifer Hammond, Provincials showcases all the top skaters from across the Province that try to qualify and move on to the Western Canadian and, eventually, Nationals.- Advertisement -Hammond says this is Stevens’ first year competing as a Pre-Novice as last year, she competed as a Juvenile.Stevens has already competed as a Pre-Novice in mid-October at an event in Chilliwack.Hammond says it still the start of the season and Stevens has been training for a number of months to get ready for Provincials.Advertisementlast_img read more

Local Rally against Federal Coalition Planned

first_imgThe political crisis in Ottawa has sparked heated right and left wing public debate, with rallies being planned across the country protesting and supporting the take-over bid.We’ve confirmed one protest rally against the coalition is scheduled to be held this weekend, at Centennial Park in Fort St. John.Organizer Greg Pearson is relatively new to the area and celebrating his 29th birthday today… [asset|aid=696|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=eab6728fd81ab5e8ec2f11367fd66476-Pearson_1_Pub.mp3] For those interesting in participating, Greg empahsized the rally is being organized in defence of democracy and, anything but an orderly peaceful demonstration, will damage that cause.It set to begin at noon, on Saturday.- Advertisement –last_img read more

In search of fame

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Hall of Fame was created in 2002 with eight inductees; four more were added in 2003. There are now 30 inductees, including Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, Sherry Lasagna – former aide to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, and Wayne Boudreau, who was recognized for his work with local charities. Palmdale High School is seeking nominations for inductees to its Alumni Hall of Fame. Nomination categories are education or science, community service, visual and performing arts, government service, and sports. The induction ceremony will be held in August during Back to School Night. Nominations are being accepted through May18. Application forms are on the school Web site, www.phsfalcons.org. last_img read more

Transfer Rumours and Paper Review – Friday, February 6

first_imgHere are the latest rumours from today’s national and regional papers…West Brom’s hierarchy are furious with Saido Berahino’s comments about “moving on to bigger things” in an interview which they did not sanction. The 21-year-old striker, linked with Liverpool and Tottenham, is likely to be fined for his behaviour. (Express & Star) The West Midlands club are so exasperated with Berahino’s conduct they will abandon plans to restart negotiations over a new contract and sell the England Under-21 international in the summer. (Daily Telegraph) Berahino’s team-mates at The Hawthorns are reportedly so fed up with his behaviour they have started to ignore the Burundi-born forward. (Daily Mirror) Stevan Jovetic’s future at Manchester City has been plunged into doubt after the Montenegro international, 25, was dropped from City’s Champions League squad to make way for fellow forward Wilfried Bony. (The Times)Everton winger Kevin Mirallas, 27, has been quoted in the Belgian media as saying he is “ready for a new challenge” which has led to speculation he will quit Goodison Park in the summer. (Liverpool Echo) West Ham will make another attempt to sign 23-year-old defender Steven Caulker if QPR are relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror) New York City FC have turned down the chance to sign Hatem Ben Arfa, who faces a period of inaction having signed for Nice following his release by Newcastle because he is ineligible to play for them this season under Fifa’s three-club rule. Major League Soccer is not governed by the rule but New York head coach Jason Kreis has no interest in signing the winger, 27. (Daily Mail) Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay to be his first signing of the summer, with the Red Devils set to pay £10m for the 20-year-old Netherlands international. (The Sun)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Man United latest! Red Devils target admits Monaco departure will further his careerReports – Newcastle and Hull flop set for New York City FC talksReal Madrid blocked Arsenal target’s departure, claims Athletic Bilbao presidentSaint-Etienne star held January transfer window talks with ArsenalNo January transfer window bids for Southampton stars, claims KoemanManchester City hitman will only leave for big club like Juventus, says agentLloris is staying at Tottenham! Pochettino rubbishes Real Madrid and Man United transfer talklast_img read more

Conte charged by FA after sending-off

first_imgConte later apologised to Swarbrick and fourth official Lee Mason, who was patrolling the technical areas, saying: “It’s right to apologise for what happened during the game. I apologised to both of them.“In the first half I saw Swansea was wasting time. I said this a few times to the fourth official.“I didn’t see anything change. I was frustrated with this situation.”Conte added: “I tried to tell him again. Then the referee took this decision. For sure I made a mistake. I was frustrated. I was a bit animated. For this reason the fourth official lost his patience.“The fault is mine, not the fourth official.”But Conte’s post-match contrition did not stop the FA taking action Thursday.Wednesday’s incident at Stamford Bridge was the first time Conte has been dismissed in English football and he could now be fined or even given a touchline ban.Conte has until 6:00pm local time (1800 GMT) on Tuesday to respond to the FA charge.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s head coach Antonio Conte (2nd L) speaks with English referee Neil Swarbrick before being sent to the stands on November 29, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 30 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct by England’s governing Football Association following his dismissal against Swansea City on Wednesday.The Italian was ordered off the touchline by referee Neil Swarbrick near the end of the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 win in the Premier League after complaining angrily about the award of a Swansea goal-kick.last_img read more

Gattuso leaves AC Milan amid spending cut reports

first_img0Shares0000Gennaro Gattuso leaves AC Milan having failed to reach the Champions League for a second straight season © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAROME, Italy, May 28 – Coach Gennaro Gattuso has left AC Milan by mutual consent amid reports of financial cutbacks, the seven-time European champions announced on Tuesday.Gattuso, who was under contract for another two years, was a controversial appointment in November 2017, but failed to qualify the club for next season’s Champions League, finishing one point behind Inter in the battle for the fourth and final qualifying spot. He played for the club between 1999 and 2012, winning both the Champions League and the Serie A title twice.“Rino has given everything to our efforts this season, and has worked tirelessly, always taking full responsibility, putting the club above every other consideration. I want to say from the bottom of our hearts, thank you Rino,” CEO Ivan Gazidis said in a statement.The former battling midfielder joins ex-players in Filippo Inzaghi, Clarence Seedorf as recent coaching flops at the San Siro.Sporting director Leonardo also announced his resignation after less than a year in the job on Tuesday.Italian media reports said Gattuso and Leonardo’s decisions were in response to spending curbs imposed by the side for the summer transfer window.Faced with mounting debts and threatened with UEFA sanctions for breaking financial regulations, AC Milan are adopting spending curbs and seeking to boost their coffers by buying young, unproven talents who they hope to sell later for a profit, according to several reports.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

2 videos capture much of Gardena eatery’s robbery

first_imgBurnett said the man pulled a gun out from his jeans in that room, pointed it at the manager and demanded cash. A second video shows the robber in an upstairs office with the manager. The manager unlocks a safe, and hands the man an undisclosed amount of cash. He also helps the man find a shopping bag to carry away the money. Both men appear very calm in the videos – so much so that police initially believed it may have been an inside job, Burnett said. They did not immediately release the videos because they believed a restaurant employee may have known the suspect. “During the robbery, the suspect was not very aggressive,” Burnett said. “It was definitely amateurish.” The robber did not appear to notice surveillance cameras pointed in his direction; during much of the robbery, he was directly facing a camera, Burnett said. A television monitor was also near the camera in the office that showed the robbery taking place as it happened, he said. “It’s fortunate we got real good video out of this. A lot of businesses are upgrading their cameras,” he said. At the end of the second video, the robber takes the manager’s keys and attempts to lock him inside the office. He struggles to find the correct key, and re-enters the room several times. Then he leaves through the front door of the restaurant. The manager was able to walk out of the office because it cannot be locked from the outside, Burnett said. He immediately called police from his cell phone, he said. Police are asking anyone who may recognize the man in the pictures to call Gardena police detectives at 310-217-9607. sandy.mazza@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The robber walked into Marie Callender’s restaurant at 15466 S. Western Ave., about 7:20 p.m. Sept. 11. He politely asked to speak to a manager about reserving a room for a party, said Gardena police Lt. Ed Burnett. “What’s unusual about it is that the suspect came in, and there was a lot of dialogue between him and the employees before the robbery,” Burnett said. “Generally, the suspect will come in, do the robbery and then leave.” In the videos, the robber appears calm, polite and occasionally nervous. He is wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt, eyeglasses, and jeans. At one point, he can be seen adjusting what appears to be a gun in his waistband. In the first video, he can be seen talking with employees and patiently waiting on a lobby chair to speak with a manager. There is a gap between the videos, during which the manager takes the man upstairs to see an event room that he said he might want to rent, Burnett said. CRIME: Man said he wanted to book a room for a party, then held up the manager. By Sandy Mazza STAFF WRITER Police released two videos Thursday taken during an armed robbery at a Gardena restaurant last week, hoping that someone will recognize the gunman. last_img read more