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Patrons should see a real fight this time

first_img 43 VICTORIES Corley is a 41-year-old veteran from Washington, DC, who has had 70 fights, with a record of 43 victories, 26 losses and one draw. He has boxed all over the world and last fought in Denmark on February 26, scoring a tko victory over Osama Hadifi. He has fought for world titles several times, among them a loss to Zab Judah for the WBO super lightweight title in 2003 and another loss to Miguel Cotto for the same title in 2005. He also had a non-title fight loss to boxing kingpin, Floyd Mayweather Jr, in 2004. Azore has 16 victories, five losses and three draws in a career that started in December 2006 and saw him becoming the Guyanese welterweight boxing champion in December 2012. He has been inactive recently because of his inability to get fights, but has been training hard for several months since learning that he would be a challenger in the Contender series. He told The Gleaner yesterday that he is “fit, ready and confident” and is looking forward to a good fight. Two experienced boxers – DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley from the USA and Iwan ‘Pure Gold’ Azore, a Guyanese-born fighter who lives in Trinidad and Tobago – will exchange punches tonight over five rounds in the second preliminary bout of the Wray and Nephew 2016 Contender Series. The action starts at 9 p.m. at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, Old Hope Road, and will be broadcast live on Television Jamaica. Last week, spectators left the venue bemused and disappointed when after only 55 seconds, one of the boxers, 19-year old Xzaviar Ford from North Carolina, USA, suffered a torn tendon in his right shoulder and could not continue, gifting the bout to his opponent, Jamaican Richard Holmes, who was declared the winner by technical knockout. The promoters and sponsors were very disappointed with the outcome and have made an effort to have a better line-up this week. Corley, who was not on the original list of boxers selected to appear this year, was recruited a few days ago to join the USA team in their bid to defeat the Caribbean team. The format of the competition is that there are eight boxers on each team – the Caribbean and the USA – respectively. A draw is then used to select the opponents from both camps, and they will challenge each other over five rounds, with the winners moving on to the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and then the final. The eventual winner of the competition takes home $2 million, the runner-up $500,000, third $250,000 and fourth $200,000.last_img read more

Huskies suffer third straight loss in weekend double-header

first_imgGame one took place Saturday, Nov.12, when the two teams clashed for some evening hockey. Game one was a close game, that unfortunately the Huskies lost by a score of 5-4. The game began with Whitecourt striking first, only 1:26 into the opening frame. The Huskies however, answered back roughly three minutes later, as Cole Calliou tied the game at ones, a score that would stick until the end of the period.It only took three seconds into the second for Fort St. John to take the lead. Huskies rookie Dave Marshell scored to give the Huskies a 2-1 advantage. The quick goal seemed to spark the Wolverines, who scored twice before the 2:30 mark of the second for a 3-2 lead.Continuing the back and forth trend, the Huskies evened the score at threes at the 5:44 mark of the second. With the Huskies on the penalty kill, Connor Rose scored a short-handed goal, sending the game into the third with the teams deadlocked at three all.- Advertisement -The Huskies began the third on the power play, and put their impressive power play to use, scoring only 20 seconds into the third. The power play marker can off the stick of Dave Marshell, his second of the game, for a 4-3 Huskies lead. Unfortunately, it would be the power play that would eventually lead to the Huskies loss, as the Wolverines scored twice more in the frame, both on the power play, for the 5-4 final.Sunday, Nov. 12, the teams met once again at the North Peace Arena for some matinee hockey. Huskies forward Kole Norris kick-started the scoring, putting the biscuit in the basket only 1:31 into the first.Unfortunately, for the home town Huskies, Norris’ goal only seemed to spark the Wolverines’ offence, as the visiting team scored six unanswered goals throughout the game, for a 6-2 final.Advertisement Next on the schedule for Fort St. John is a busy weekend, where the team plays three days in a row. Friday, Nov. 18, the Huskies will play host to the league’s worst Beaverlodge Blades. Saturday, Nov. 19, the Pups will mush to Sexsmith, to take on the Vipers, then Sunday, Nov. 20, the team is back home for a Sunday afternoon game against the league leading Peace River Navigators.last_img read more

Up and comers on the ice for Best Performance Sports Training’s power skating camp

first_imgPhil Hiscock is the head instructor at the camp. He says that the camps featuring the younger children, focus on making improvements to fundamentals with skating.“With the youngest kids, we’re just trying to make sure that they are gliding properly,” he says. “We want them to have their feet upright, and that they can start and stop, and do some crossovers.As it relates to those older enrolled at the camp, Hiscock adds that trainers can go more into more specialized instruction to help round out a player’s game on the ice.- Advertisement -“We can get a little more technical, working on acceleration with some more power, or opening up their hips.” Hiscock explains.The goalie camp meanwhile, is being led by Fort St. John Huskies netminder Travis McLean. Hiscock says the goalies have been working on being quick inside the net.“We definitely focus heavy on crease movements, because I’m a firm believer that as you move up in hockey, with goaltending, it’s just about getting into position faster,” he says. “Once you’re in position, it’s just a matter of making the saves.”Advertisement The power skating camp runs through the end of tomorrow at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.last_img read more

Sailor stabbed by labourer at Parika Stelling

first_imgA sailor attached to the Transport and Harbours Department was stabbed to death at the Parika Ferry Stelling, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Dead is Shurlon Errol Cutting of Lot 2529 Layou Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Dead: Shurlon Errol CuttingReports are the 48-year-old sailor was stabbed to death with a pair of scissors following an argument with a labourer.This newspaper was told that the suspect is a 28-year-old labourer of Ithaca Village, West Bank Berbice (WBB).According to Police, on Thursday evening at about 18:30h, Cutting was at the Parika Ferry Stelling when he noticed the suspect lingering and told him to vacate the area.Reports are the suspect did not comply and an argument ensued between the two men. As the row escalated, Cutting reportedly picked up a piece of wood and lashed the labourer.In response, the suspect whipped out a pair of scissors from his left side pants pocket and stabbed Cutting once near his left armpit.The sailor fell to the ground and was picked up by a public-spirited person and rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was admitted but subsequently died.Parika Ferry StellingThe murder suspect was arrested at the Parika Stelling, with the scissors in his possession. According to the police, visible bruises were seen on the perpetrator’s left knee and the left side of his abdomen.He too was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was treated and handed over to Police.Meanwhile, at Cutting’s home, his older brother was at a loss for words when this publication visited on Friday. He stated that he was “not in the frame of mind” to speak about his brother’s death but noted that Cutting has a son.last_img read more

BREAKING REPORTS: Antonio Conte agrees £4.5m-a-year deal with Chelsea

first_img1 Antonio Conte has agreed a three-year contract with Chelsea, according to reports in Italy.The 46-year-old has been heavily linked with taking over at Stamford Bridge in the summer as the permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho.Conte’s contract with the Italian national team expires at the end of Euro 2016, meaning he can leave without any club having to pay compensation.?And, according to Corriere della Sera, the former Juventus boss has now agreed to join Chelsea from the start of next season.Conte is said to have agreed a deal until 2019 which will be worth around £4.5m-a-year.The Italian is expected to bring a number of his staff with him to Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea’s current assistant first-team coach Steve Holland is likely to remain part of the set-up. Antonio Conte, the Italy manager last_img read more


first_imgTHE award-winning North West Garden Show is to host a Rose event – at the Villa Rose Hotel.The event is taking place on Friday the 25th of May. MC for the event is TV3’s Noel Cunningham who will be interviewing each of the Garden Roses followed by entertainment from local band “Off the Kuff”.The winning Rose will receive a perpetual crown designed by Newbridge Silverware, a McElhinney’s Gift Card valued at €1000, a stunning Lancôme and Newbridge hamper valued at €750. All finalists will receive a Lancôme makeover and hair styled by Public Image for the night of the ceremony.Tickets are now on sale from CPI Complex Ltd, Castlefinn, Villa Rose Hotel Ballybofey or at McElhinney’s Stores in Ballybofey. Tickets are €15 per person.Follow us on Follow us on GARDEN SHOW TO HOLD ROSE EVENT was last modified: April 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GARDEN SHOW TO HOLD ROSE EVENTlast_img read more

Raiders’ Tom Flores, 49ers’ John Lynch among Hall of Fame finalists

first_imgAfter nine years of disappointment, former Raiders coach Tom Flores moved one giant step closer Thursday night to possible induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach and 49ers general manager John Lynch, a former safety, were among the15 modern era finalists for induction in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame announced.“It’s exciting. But I don’t even know how to act,” Flores said by phone. “I’ve never been this far before. People say, ‘How do you feel?’ …last_img

Mango extends its wings

first_img18 December 2013 South African Airways and its low-cost operator Mango have extended their code share agreement to include other coastal cities in South Africa as well as Bloemfontein, SAA spokesman Tlali Tlali said in a statement on Tuesday. The new routes have been effective since 13 December. SAA and Mango already have a code share agreement in place for flights between Cape Town and Durban, as well as on the route between Lanseria Airport outside Johannesburg and Cape Town. This will be extended to include the routes between Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and George. Other routes to be included are those between Cape Town and Bloemfontein, and Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Tlali said. Mango will continue to be the operating carrier with SAA placing its code “SA” on the above flights as the marketing carrier. SAA customers will travel on a ticket starting with “SA”, while Mango customers will travel on a ticket starting with a “JE” code. Voyager members will earn miles only if they book their flights on the SAA flight number, Tlali said. This is the case on the Mango flights between Durban and Cape Town, and between Lanseria and Cape Town. “The new agreement represents an expansion of an existing, successful code share partnership, in place since 2010 between Cape Town and Durban as well as from Lanseria to Cape Town,” said Kendy Phohleli, SAA’s acting general manager. “It is in line with strategic imperatives as indicated in Gaining Altitude, SAA’s long-term turnaround strategy, whereby focus is placed on intra-group operational efficiency and commercial impetus.” Nico Bezuidenhout, Mango’s chief executive, said the success of existing code-share activities boded well for further growth. “By adding greater network choice through collaboration, not only will SAA passengers benefit, but commercially it represents a giant leap forward for both brands.” Source: SA Airwayslast_img read more

Why You Absolutely Must Negotiate With Your Client First

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now It is poor form to exert more effort extracting a discount from your company than you spend convincing your prospective client to make the investment necessary to produce the results they need. The energy you put into negotiating for a concession from your company should not come close to the vigor with which you negotiate with your prospect.Your sales manager or you company’s leadership team might want the revenue badly enough to allow you to make a concession, but the fact that they are more easily sold than your prospect is doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do what is right for all parties. You need the courage to “go there” and defend the investment you are asking your dream client to make before you look within your company for money.Just because it’s easier to negotiate with your own company than it is to negotiate with your prospect doesn’t mean that it’s a wise decision.When you take money out of your side of the deal, you are really allowing your dream client to take their own money out of the investment they are making in the results you are being hired to produce. A smaller investment means less money is available for all of the things that you need to do to deliver. You are making these investments on your client’s behalf. When you focus your sales efforts on discounting on behalf of your prospective client, you are also making it more difficult for your company to generate results. When you need to spend more money to deliver, when there are problems or challenges that you need to resolve, the money you need isn’t there.You may occasionally have to discount the original pricing that you quoted your prospect, even though the first time they ask is simply a responsible contact doing their job and inquiring about a lower price. You will also have to negotiate with your dream client from time to time, especially in larger, more complex deals. Those negotiations mean you trade a lower price for something of equal or greater value to you and your company.If you spent the same effort selling your dream client as you spend selling your management team, you’d have already won their business.last_img read more