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Whyte, Chisora Rematch Set on Kwesé TV Live

first_imgAfter emerging victorious in their fights against Joseph Parker and Carlos Takam earlier in the year, Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora are set for a rematch at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 22 December.Whyte had won Chisora by a split decision after a ferocious 12-round fight in Manchester back in December 2016. But the Whyte, Chisora rivalry was rekindled after Chisora knocked-out Carlos Takam in the eighth round of a dramatic Whyte-Parker undercard in July. Kwesé TV On Saturday, Kwesé will broadcast the Whyte v Chisora bout on its free-to-air (FTA) sports channel, Kwesé Free Sports – available on its satellite TV service, Kwesé TV and mobile platform, Kwesé iflix. Boxing fans can tune into Kwesé TV channel 285 at 7pm or catch the fight on-the-go on the Kwesé iflix mobile app available on Android and IOS.In the undercard, Charlie Edwards challenges WBC flyweight champion, Cristofer Rosales for the world title. The WBA international light-heavyweight belt is also on the line as Joshua Buatsi faces Renold Quinlan. Ryan Walsh will also defend his British featherweight title in a fight against Reece Bellotti while David Price and Tom Little clash in a heavyweight fight.General Manager for Kwesé TV in Nigeria, Elizabeth Amkpa says “Kwesé TV is thrilled to bring its viewers another international heavyweight bout which promises to be an action-packed slugfest”.All Kwesé TV subscribers with disconnected accounts will need to pay the annual access fee of N1,900 to be able to watch the bout. Kwesé TV decoders continue to retail for N10,960 at Kwesé dealer outlets across the country.Kwesé Free Sports has exclusive FTA pan-African rights for some of the world’s leading sports content including the Premiere League, NBA, boxing and so much more.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Juve, Leicester, Ajax Monitoring Coveted Nigerian striker

first_imgLeicester City scouts were in Denmark on Wednesday afternoon to watch one of Europe’s most exciting young talents, according to reports.Reports from Danish newspaper Herning Folkeblad claimed Leicester City were one of around 20 clubs represented at the UEFA Youth League Round of 16 ties between FC Midtjylland and Manchester United.The scouts which included representatives from Juventus and Ajax, were present to watch up-and-coming Nigerian talent Jibril Abubakar. The 6ft 3in 19-year-old didn’t score in the game, but he played a part in a historic win with Midtjylland becoming the first Danish side to reach the quarter-final stage of the competition.Abubakar has played a vital part in his team’s extended run in the Youth League, scoring four times in 19 appearances across all competitions.Abubakar joined Midtjylland on a free transfer from homeland club FC Ebedei in January of last year, and it seems the Danish club could make a big profit on the striker, who is known for his physicality and presence up top.Midtjylland will face Porto in the next round when the scouts – if indeed they were impressed by his performance against Manchester United – may be tempted to return. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Alpena Natives Travel Out of Town to Witness a Total Solar Eclipse

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIt was truly a sight to see, and a time to be standing still in history. But for some Alpena natives’ witnessing a total solar eclipse was the only thing on their minds.Leaving out a day earlier, some residents decided to travel south to witness just two minutes of a moment in time.Honoring his brother, Dan who passed away from cancer 28 years ago, Les Seres traveled Sunday to Franklin, Tennessee to witness a full total solar eclipse, believing that it was something he could share with his brother.“Me and him as younger kids growing up we were really into the stars, and the cosmos. This is the opportunity if I get the chance to see it hopefully he will see it through my eyes too,” Seres said.Seres didn’t travel alone, he along with his wife and their children with some Alpena friends made the journey to witness the total eclipse as a family.“To me it will probably be more of a spiritual experience then the whole physical thing too. But the opportunity to see full totality, full darkness of the moon crossing over the sun, once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m going for the gusto,” he said with joy.The Seres family wasn’t the only ones from Alpena who planned on getting out of town…Alpena High School, earth science and history teacher, John Caplis traveled to Ohio to give his children an educational lesson to remember.“I want my kids to be able to see it. It’s one of those history–making events you know if you can get your kids to see it because the next one is in April 2024, so there’s a good chance that it will be cloudy in April so this is a good time to see the eclipse and is worth traveling for,” Caplis said.All in all this day in history was truly a sight to see and like these Alpena natives said, it was a family affair.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Solar EclipseContinue ReadingPrevious Susan’s Wish Garden WalkNext Alpena Firefighters Gear up for MDA ‘Fill the Boot’ Fundraiserlast_img read more

CAF U23 qualifier: Ghana’s Meteors beat Liberia 2-0 ahead of second leg

first_imgGhana’s Black Meteors put two unanswered goals past Liberia in the first leg of their Caf Under-23 Championship qualifier on Sunday.The coach Malik Jabir side made their work easy for qualification to face Congo in the second qualifying with goals in either half at the Tamale Stadium.Asante Kotoko striker, Dauda Mohammed gave the Ghana Undeer-23 side the lead in the first half before Liberty Professionals midfielder Kennedy Ashia put the game beyond their Liberia counterparts with the second goal.The second leg will be held in Ghana on the weekend of May 8-10 with Liberia playing as the host team due to precautions with Ebola.The winner from this tie faces Congo next then Nigeria for one of seven available tickets to the Caf U-23 Championship which will have its best three teams taking up places to the RIo 2016 Olympic Games’ football tournament.–last_img read more

Former Agbeko victim Vic Darchinyan stops Paulino in Australia

first_imgFormer IBF, WBC, WBA champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (42-8-1, 31 KOs) had no trouble against an over-matched Cris “The King” Paulino (14-2, 4 KOs) and forced the Filipino to retire at the end of the 2nd round.It was a scheduled ten round bout and so Vic captured the WBC Asian Boxing Council super bantamweight title at the Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney, Australia. Ray Wheatley of the World of Boxing reported that Paulino “connected with accurate combinations in round one against the aggressive Darchinyan, who had problems finding the range against the the mobile sharpshooting Filipino.” However, the 39-year-old former world champion – who lost to Joseph Agbeko in 2009 – stepped up aggressively in round two and dropped Paulino with a powerful body shot. Paulino took the mandatory eight count but finished on unsteady legs forcing his cornermen to throw in the towel to save him from further punishment. Another Filipino Jorbert Delos Reyes (15-6-1, 10 KO’s) was stopped by undefeated former Australian lightweight champion George Kambosos (9-0, 5 KOs) in the fourth round of a scheduled twelve round Pan Asian Boxing Association title bout.  Wheatley reported that “the action see-sawed in rounds one, two and three as both Kambosos and Delos Reyes took command of the contest in an entertaining 135 pound bout that had the fans on the edge of their seats. But at 2:34 of round four, referee Pat O’Connor crowned Kambosos the winner after he dropped Delos Reyes with a perfectly timed right hand bomb to the head.” Delos Reyes taken to hospital but was later released and will return to the Philippines later this week to marry his fiancé.” –last_img read more

Bucks plan moves for a dynasty around Giannis Antetokounmpo

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed LOS ANGELES — Eric Bledsoe had a buoyant stride in the hallways of Staples Center, looking like he had a great deal lifted from his shoulders.Another great deal is headed to his bank account.The former Clipper will be in Milwaukee for four more seasons after this one, after signing a $70 million extension on Friday. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said he usually likes going to work every day with Bledsoe – but even for a typically energized player, Friday might have been a little more bouncy.“He’s mostly like that every day,” he said. “He might’ve had a couple extra smiles in there.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Just look at every single year how he’s been able to evolve as a player, obviously his physique has evolved, his mental approach has evolved and the franchise has evolved from his first year,” he said. “It is all going in the right direction. I think it’s greatly appreciated to see someone that gives their all to the game and I think when you do that, the game automatically gives back to you.”James himself had one of his best seasons in the sixth year of his career, winning the first of his four NBA MVP awards (28.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 7.2 apg) and leading the Cavaliers to 66 regular-season wins.Many speculate that Antetokounmpo is poised to claim the unofficial title as the league’s best player, which James has held for much of his career. James implied that if the Greek Freak has the same mindset he had at the same age, that day might soon be at hand.“I went to the Finals at 22, so I was thinking about being the best ever,” James said. “But I was thinking about how can I elevate this franchise, take it places that they hadn’t seen before. … But I wanted to continue to elevate that franchise every single day with not only my play on the floor but also my leadership off the floor and how I conducted myself as a young man.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img LeBron James, to whom Antetokounmpo is often compared, said he’s been impressed by how the young Bucks star has raised his game to meet the moment.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHow does a dynasty begin? Does it start with an imagination-sparking playoff run? Raising a championship trophy?It might just start on a Friday in March, when Milwaukee made a handful of inspired moves: Besides re-signing Bledsoe (15.7 ppg, 5.5 apg, 4.6 rpg), the Bucks also reportedly will sign Pau Gasol, the 38-year-old center who was bought out by the San Antonio Spurs earlier in the day. All signs point to Milwaukee trying to secure the future, both this season and beyond, to build something special around franchise star Giannis Antetokounmpo.At 24, the Greek Freak is the apparent front-runner to win MVP this season, and his numbers (27 ppg, 12.6 rpg, 5.9 apg) as well as Milwaukee’s NBA-best record entering Friday night, justify that case. While Lakers coach Luke Walton said he’s seen more of James Harden, who is also in the running to go back-to-back for the award, Antetokounmpo’s unique abilities at 6-foot-11 jumped off the screen as he studied film on Thursday.“He plays the right way,” Walton said. “He can get to the rim and get his own shot anytime he wants, and he has the green light to do that. And he still makes the appropriate passes when they’re available. So I really respect that about his game.”Fueled by an innovative system installed by Budenholzer in his first season, the Bucks have both the best offensive rating (113.3) and the best defensive rating (104.0) in the league. They’ve gotten 3-point shooting not only from first-time All-Star Khris Middleton but from the frontcourt in former Lakers center Brook Lopez (36 percent from deep).last_img read more

Volunteer buddies get more people to love golf

first_img12 Dec 2018 Volunteer buddies get more people to love golf Tags: buddies, club life, Manchester Metropolitan University, new golfers, Volunteers Golf club volunteers are buddying-up to get more people to love the game.Research shows that volunteer buddies are vital in creating a friendly atmosphere to welcome new members. And two East Anglian clubs are among those which are providing the evidence.Royal Norwich Golf Club and the Links, at Newmarket, have both enlisted volunteer buddies – and they’re reaping the rewards, by attracting and retaining members.Their success is underlined by research at Manchester Metropolitan University and England Golf will reinforce the message in the New Year, with additional support to help clubs recruit buddies.The Links launched Balls and Bubbles, a three-stage programme for women beginners, supported by an amazing 39 buddies. They’ve helped and supported the newcomers and introduced them to club life, with the result that 50 women have signed up for a six-month Academy membership.At Royal Norwich the club identified the reasons why people play golf – such as the social side, being outdoors and having fun – and they made sure their programmes fitted. The club now has a reputation for being friendly, has encouraged lots of new people to join the club and best of all, is keeping them! Find out more hereEngland Golf Volunteer Manager Matt Bloor commented: “We are now seeing more and more volunteers supporting beginners to learn the game and integrating new members into the golf club.“Golf can be a challenging game to learn and feeling part of a big sports club isn’t easy, especially if you don’t know anyone. However, there are some fantastic examples of volunteers making new people feel welcome, ensuring they have an enjoyable experience and feel comfortable at the club.“Having a team of buddies at a golf club is a great option if you are encouraging people to take up golf and are keen to retain new members.”At Manchester Metropolitan University, PhD researcher Chris Mills comments on his initial findings: “Volunteers can play an important role in creating a positive atmosphere within golf clubs. They can really help a club develop a reputation for being friendly and welcoming.“As well as helping to attract new members, there may be other benefits to the club. Providing opportunities for members to represent the golf club to visitors and newcomers may also inspire greater commitment towards the club among those that volunteer.”England Golf supports clubs to encourage more volunteers. There’s an average of 23 core volunteers per club and thousands more helping out on a less formal basis. They cover a huge variety of roles from being on a board and helping shape the strategic ambitions of the club, to managing finances, to running social events and helping run competitions.Among the resources are editable posters and Top Tips recruitment advice to attract more volunteers. In the New Year a specific workshop on recruiting buddies will become available. Interested clubs and volunteers should contact their Club Support Officer.For buddy guidance, role descriptions and further support on recruiting, retaining and recognising volunteers please visit our volunteer pages at read more

Flying Fijians challenged to reach new level

first_imgThe Flying Fijians won their third straight Pacific Nations Cup title in July and secured the Oceania One berth for the 2019 World Cup, putting them in Pool D alongside Australia, Wales, Georgia and a qualifier.The ninth-ranked Fijians also chalked up major victories on home soil against Six Nations duo Italy and Scotland but McKee is wanting to see that form replicated on the road.”We set ourselves a good high benchmark across those tests earlier in the year but the important thing now is to step up to another level in November,” he said.”Our medium-term to long-term ambition is our Rugby World Cup campaign and to be successful in 2019 we have to improve on each assembly we have and make the most of all the time we have together.”Fiji open their tour against 14th-ranked Italy in Catania before taking on Ireland in Dublin and closing out their tour against Canada in Montpellier.”For us I think it’s very good for us to start against Italy,” said McKee.”We know they’ll be a big challenge to play them in Italy – they’ll be a tough opposition for us there and they’ll be hurting a little bit, coming off our close win in Suva earlier in the year.”I think for our players they can approach the November tour with some confidence, knowing that we’ve been successful against Italy earlier in the year, that we can really take them on in that first game and I’s hope that with our pre-tour camp and our preparation for the Italian game, with a successful performance there we can carry some momentum towards Ireland.”We want to test ourselves against the best and in the past 12 months Ireland have beaten both the top two teams in New Zealand and England, so Ireland are going to be a true measure of how our progress is going.” Photo: Supplied Flying Fijians rugby coach John McKeelast_img read more

Coaches bash bleaching

first_imgEven though most schools have implemented rules and regulations to curb the bleaching phenomenon such as banning offending student-athletes from school representation, it is still a problem they have to deal with continuously.The extend of bleaching was evident in the recent schoolboy season with a majority of the participating schools’ teams featuring players who engage in skin bleaching.Star striker for daCosta Cup champions Cornwall College Jourdain Fletcher was probably the most recognisable student-athlete, with a toned skin throughout this season. His speed, skills, and goals were as eye-catching as his discoloured face, but coach Dr Dean Weatherly explained that students bleach ardently during holidays, so when they return to school, it takes some time for their original colour to return.”When he (Fletcher) came in the summer (camp), he had stopped, but I saw it creeping in towards the end of the season when it was coming around to Christmas. So up to that point, I mentioned it to him. But over the holidays, it seems he intensified his use of the product, so now he looks white,” Weatherly declared. “It’s not that we don’t try to prevent it, but when they are out of school for three to four weeks, we can do nothing.”Excelsior’s female football coach, Xavier Gilbert, believes the females’ admiration for the bleaching practice has strengthened the males’ love for the habit. He also feels that it’s the parents who should take the lead in stopping their children from altering their skin tone.”They (boys) do it because the females like it, and once females like it, it is going to be difficult to stop. Females, in general, like when males behave like gangsters, so if youngsters behave that way and females are attracted to them, then they are going to continue to behave that way and wear tight pants and bleach,” Gilbert said.”But the parenting is a big part of it, but when you send to call the parents, you understand why the kids do it because the parent bleach, too,” he added.Weatherly agrees.”We should start educating parents first and see how it goes. All schools should implement rules to prevent it from happening. If parents won’t put a stop to it, the school has to enforce the rule,” he reasoned.”It would be nice if posters and notices are put up to show how harmful it can be, just like how they educate about teenage pregnancy and drugs so they know the harmful effects,” Gilbert added.livingston.scott@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

Waramadong to establish Community Policing Group

first_imgResidents of Waramadong, in Region Seven, will soon establish a Community Policing Group (CPG). The decision was taken during an interactive meeting between Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan and residents.The issue of illegal activities in the community was raised by residents. Following discussions, Minister Ramjattan assured that assistance will be provided to the villagers who decided to form the CPG.Villager Bendrel Thomas noted that the CPG would be able to curtail any negative behaviour that may be attempted by young persons exposed to negative influences. He was supported by another resident, Curtis Isaacs, who pointed to the fact that while the community is not affected by serious crime, there still needs to be regulation of any acts of vandalism among others.According to the Department of Public Information, Ramjattan further gave his assurance that within a week, an official will visit the community to organise the group. He also urged young people to get involved and be a part of the policing group.“We will have to send down the administrator for the Community Policing Group and we will form one… I want you to get some of the young men that you have here, and women too, that may wish to join the Police Force,” the Minister encouraged.Earlier this year, at the rollout of activities for the 43rd anniversary of the establishment of CPGs in Guyana, Minister Ramjattan said the country’s borders are now strengthened with the formation of CPGs in the hinterland regions. These include Regions One, Seven, and Nine.In Region One, there is a total of 189 CPGs with 62 in Region Seven and an additional 15 in Region Nine. The Public Security Minister also highlighted that the CPGs have been receiving assistance from international bodies which have proven to be fruitful.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan addressing residents during the community meetingResidents of Waramadong during the community meetinglast_img read more