Jamaican MMA fighter ready for major title bout

first_imgJamaican Mixed Martial Arts fighter Matthew Colquhoun will face Ray ‘Braddah’ Cooper III in a main event bout for the X-1 World Events Welterweight Championship in Honolulu, Hawaii at 1 a.m. Sunday morning, Jamaica time. This will be Colquhoun’s first bout since August when he had a first-round knockout over Cesar ‘El Leon’ Zambrano of Colombia. Colquhoun said that the fight will be a big deal because of Cooper’s background and upbringing in the sport. “He’s from a strong line of MMA fighters. His dad was an MMA fighter who is one of the pioneers of the sport in Hawaii. He has some heavy hands and he has a striking background, but is more known for his strong (Greco-Roman) wrestling background,” said the Duhaney Park-based fighter. Colquhoun has been in MMA for about a year but has spent time in other combat disciplines such as kick-boxing, wrestling, boxing, jiu jitsu and sambo. However, in his relatively short career in MMA, he has faced all of his opponents in front of their hometown fans. ATTRACTING SCOUTS He said that he challenged Cooper not only because he wanted the title, but also because a win could attract scouts from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) who will be in attendance on the night. “I got a call from one of my training partners in Florida saying: ‘We got a fight in Hawaii, it’s short notice, but it’s for a title. It can really boost you career-wise because it will have more coverage and some UFC scouts will be there,'” Colquhoun said. Colquhoun admits that he is less experienced than Cooper, who not only has a record of 10 wins, three losses and no draws, but also a seven-fight winning streak. Nonetheless, Colquhoun, who is unbeaten in all three of his fights, said that this does not faze him and his preparations have been going well ahead of his latest test.last_img read more

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Green House Club seeking to build community centre of plastic bottles, tyres

first_imgThe Non Pareil Green House Club, a beneficiary of last year’s Youth Innovation Programme of Guyana (YIPoG), is hoping to secure financial grants for its idea of building a community centre almost entirely of plastic bottles and used tyres.Project Officer Romel Putulall on Friday told Guyana Times about the club’s vision.He said the club last year had received partial funding of $4 million from the Education Ministry, but the money is being used to install a fence and a washroom facility for security purposes.The Community Centre at Non Pareil under construction“We are hoping that for this year’s Youth Innovation Programme, we can bid for the remaining money to hopefully complete the building,” he advised.According to him, the overall projected expenditures run up to $9.5 million, but that is really a ‘cheap’ price, because many youths, primarily between the ages of seven and 15 years, have volunteered to lend a helping hand to see the project completed.He stressed that this project is not an ordinary idea, but is one which aligns with the vision of President David Granger.“It is also common (knowledge) everywhere that climate change is on the rise and global warming and environmental issues are becoming more popular in Guyana, like flooding and so on. So I think that we can show people one way to recycle, especially these plastic bottles which are a major pollutant. In our community, when there is a flood and we look at the trenches, the first thing we find is plastic bottles, so our aim is to show people that they can recycle these things to reduce the environmental issues that we are faced with, and even create an employment for young people, because through these initiatives they can do other crafts and sell their products,” Putulall explained.This is what the fence is expected to look like with the tyresHe told this publication that work on the project began in February of this year, since he received the financial grant for the initiative only in December 2017.The idea was birthed, he said, while he was sitting on his veranda thinking of all the environmental issues facing the community and county at large.“Seeing the community ground as a swamp every day, especially when it rains, had given me the drive to come up with this idea; and luckily, the Ministry of Education at that point (in) time had the funding available for the Youth Innovation Project. So I went ahead and wrote my proposal, formed a group and established a management committee, and submitted the proposal.”Putulall was keen to note that, upon receiving the funding, the group registered at the Guyana Revenue Authority, established a bank account, and employed three ‘trustees’ who manage the money so as to eliminate any possible financial misunderstandings.He reported that tyres are currently being used to erect the fence, which also includes four rows of blocks.Once completed, the ground will host a training centre for single parent mothers, unemployed early school leavers, and others, who would be taught to use discarded tyres and other materials to recycle and create items that can be sold at low cost, so as to earn an income.last_img read more

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Corentyne Inter-Village Football Tournament opens on Sunday

first_imgCorentyne’s Inter-Village Football Tournament opens today (Sunday) with Liverpool village and Rose Hall Town clashing at the Port Mourant Recreational Centre on the Corentyne.The tournament is being used as a sensitiser for both the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the Berbice Football Association (BFA).Teams along the Corentyne have for years been seeking permission from the BFA to form their own sub-association.Back in 2018 they had approached the GFF and were directed to have the issue discussed with the BFA. However, the BFA did not grant approval, sighting the low quality of players on the Corentyne.Then the BFA had suggested that teams from the Corentyne should be more involved in tournaments in Berbice in which some of the stronger teams in the region are participating. However, shortly after, a lull which lasted for several years had enveloped football in Berbice.Teams on the Corentyne have reportedly sighted the high cost to travel to New Amsterdam, where most of the tournaments are played.Orealla is 150 miles away from New Amsterdam. The community has two excellent teams, but they seldom participate in tournaments because organizers of tournaments do not make arrangements for their travel and accommodation.There are also teams at Corriverton, which is 50 miles away from New Amsterdam.Meanwhile, six teams are participating in this Inter-Village Football tournament: Rose Hall Town, Fyrish and Liverpool are in Group A; while Skeldon, Orealla and Kildonan are in Group B.Games will be played on Sundays and Wednesdays. At stake will be both trophies and cash incentives. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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City’s development chief hired away

first_imgSANTA CLARITA — A well-respected Los Angeles business advisory group has picked Carrie Rogers, Santa Clarita’s economic development manager, to join its ranks. Rogers, who was a project manager in Palmdale before landing in Santa Clarita in 2004, has been named vice president of business assistance and development with the nonprofit Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. The LAEDC is one of the region’s premier business leadership business organizations. In her new post, Rogers, 48, will parlay her experience with Santa Clarita into attracting and retaining businesses for cities countywide. She will begin the new job May 7. Rogers scored a major coup for Santa Clarita by snaring a coveted state-run tax-incentive program expected to save local businesses a bundle. “A couple of things I’m the proudest of are securing the Enterprise Zone for Santa Clarita businesses for the next 15 years, developing a comprehensive marketing campaign to promote the city and building strong business relationships within the community,” she said Friday. The zone is the state’s most significant tax-incentive program, which provides tax credit and tax deduction benefits for businesses. Rogers was hired in September 2004 as Santa Clarita’s economic development manager and oversaw the city’s filming and tourism industries, redevelopment and economic growth. Previously, she worked for the city of Palmdale for more than 10 years and was touted by the state for drawing big revenue there. Her goals for Santa Clarita were to draw more upscale shopping and the big-box stores that residents now find just outside city limits. Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration marketing at California State University, Fullerton, and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Northridge. — Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255judy.orourke@dailynews.com 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

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I messed up at Sharks, admits keeper Mboya

first_img0Shares0000Mathare United goalkeeper Robert ‘Boban’ Mboya during training at the club’s base on January 1, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 2- Goalkeeper Robert ‘Boban’ Mboya has admitted that he messed up, letting his feet off the gas pedals upon moving to Kariobangi Sharks from Mathare United at the beginning of last season.Mboya has sealed a return to Mathare and he hopes to use his second chance to elevate himself back to top level, even as he admits he has his work cut out. “I didn’t work hard enough and let myself off a bit when I moved to Sharks. I also found some challenges which hindered me to work harder but I hope my return here will help me get back to the top. I have a huge challenge to the team to prove myself and improve,” the shot stopper told Capital Sports.The custodian left Mathare at the end of 2016 on top of his form having also earned several call ups to the national team.However, a slow start off the blocks saw him lose what seemed like a natural number one slot at the club to John Oyemba whose form saw him named the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) goalkeeper of the year while Mboya was reduced a paltry starts.Goalkeeper Robert Mboya during his first training session with Kariobangi Sharks at the Utalii Ground on January 24, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe exit of Levis Opiyo at Mathare opened a door for Mboya’s return and for him, making a decision to go back ‘home’ was without a bat of an eyelid.“I really feel welcomed at the club and I hope to pick up from where I left. The players have changed but the culture is still the same and so it will not be hard blending in again. I am looking forward to the new season and hopefully we do well as a team,” the keeper noted.Mboya will fight for the number one jersey with Wycliffe Kasaya and newly promoted Job Ochieng who starred for the Under-20 team last year.Mathare United goalkeeper Wycliffe Kasaya steps up his rehabilitation from a knee injury at teh Goan Institute Training Ground on February 1, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWith Kasaya yet to fully recover from a knee injury, Mboya looks the likely starter for Mathare when they begin their season in Kakamega with a tie against newly promoted Vihiga United on Sunday.“Competition will be stiff because both of them are good keepers. I will look to learn from them and I know there will be few things as well that I could help them learn from me. We will work together to ensure the team does better than last season,” the keeper further opined.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Inter Milan move step closer in race for Manchester United target

first_imgInter Milan have moved a step closer to the signing of Manchester United target Miranda with the Brazilian due to have his medical today.The Italian club are set to shell out around £10m for the Atletico Madrid defender, who previously spent four seasons in La Liga.United had enquired after the 30-year-old, while clubs in France were also believed to be keeping tabs on the situation.But they have all missed out with Miranda set to complete his medical today ahead of a switch to the San Siro.Inter tweeted a photo of the Brazilian followed by the caption: “Miranda is in Milan! Here he is preparing for his medical.” 1 Joao Miranda in action for Brazil last_img read more

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COUNTY BOARD ISSUES APPEAL TO FANS COMING TO DONEGAL/KERRY GAME

first_imgThe Donegal County Board has issued a reminder for today’s game between Donegal and Kerry at MacCumhaill Park that entry to the stand is only from Jacksons Hotel end.A spokesman for the county board said fans will not be able to get through from town end.All season ticket holders are asked to come early to have their cards scanned in time for game which has a 2pm throw-in. Donegal have 760 season ticket holders  and the county board says it wants to make sure everyone gets in on time.COUNTY BOARD ISSUES APPEAL TO FANS COMING TO DONEGAL/KERRY GAME was last modified: March 9th, 2013 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:donegalKerryMACCUMHAILL PARKlast_img read more

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NAOMH CONAILL HOPING FOR A LARGE TURN-OUT AT THEIR 5K

first_imgNaomh Conaill’s county stars launch their 5KThe second annual Naomh Conaill 5k was launched on Friday 19th July by the clubs county stars, Leo McLoone, Anthony Thompson, Marty Boyle and Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy.Last year’s inaugural event drew a large crowd and this year an ever bigger entry is expected to run the course, which is regarded as “quite fast” by some experienced runners who ran last year.Leo Mc loone was delighted to be part of the launch and is looking forward to the run which he is hoping will be competitive but would also include joggers and walkers. “Its great to see so many people getting out and exercising, let it be running or walking and with the weather we’re hoping it will be so much easier. Last year’s 5k was a huge success and we’re hoping that this year we will have an even bigger crowd” he added.Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy added that all runners and walking enthusiasts are welcome. “It doesn’t matter whether you want to better your time or just get out for a stroll, it’s all about participating” he said.Marty Boyle, himself a keen 5k runner, said he was looking forward to the run. “ 5k’s are so popular now and it’s just great to see people getting out on the roads. The recession seems to have created a 5k buzz in the county and it’s a great way to lift your spirits during these recessionary times” Marty said.Anthony Thompson was quick to add he was hoping that Donegal football preparation would still be high on the agenda at the time of the run, “I hope that we have the complaint that we’re preparing for a big game but we’ll still be there to support the event” he said. The 5k takes place on Friday 9th August @ 7pm at the Naomh Conaill GAA clubhouse in Glenties. Registration is from 6pm. There is ample parking and full changing/shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run/walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the children happy. Entry fee is €8 adult and €3 for under 16’s.    NAOMH CONAILL HOPING FOR A LARGE TURN-OUT AT THEIR 5K was last modified: July 22nd, 2013 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:5kNaomh Chonailllast_img read more

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Manchester City confirm signing of World Cup 2018 wonderkid

first_img Most Popular Premier League News predicted SORRY He could leave City straight away and join Celtic on loan.The Aussie starlet was the youngest player at World Cup 2018 an impressed in his cameos against France, Denmark, and Peru. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update We are delighted to announce the signing of Daniel Arzani from @MelbourneCity! #mancity pic.twitter.com/55SoNc8qRK— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 9, 2018 latest The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday cracker Australian wonderkid Daniel Arzani Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed BIG PRESENTS UP TOP 1 smart causal possible standings Manchester City have signed Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City, the club have announced.The 19-year-old was the Young Footballer of the Year in the A-League last year thanks to his direct dribbling. silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won And he has now finalised a switch to the Premier League title holders, who are affiliated with Melbourne City.“In a short period of time, Daniel has developed into one of Australia’s brightest young stars and has demonstrated the drive and raw talent required for success at the highest level,” City Football Group’s Brian Marwood said.“This pathway was first forged by Aaron Mooy just two years ago, and we are all delighted to see another Australian-grown talent make this move. The combination of City Football Group’s global football structure and the world-leading City Football Academy facilities create an environment in which this pathway can become well-trodden.” whoops last_img read more

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POLITICAL PRESSURE FORCES HOSPITAL TO STAFF UP ONCOLOGY SERVICES

first_imgDeputy Padraig Mac LochlainnPOLITICAL and local pressure has forced Letterkenny General Hospital to properly resource its oncology services.“Cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital will continue as normal and there are no planned changes to current levels of service provision,” said the hospital in a brief statement tonight.It comes after Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD and Betty Holmes from Donegal Action on Cancer Care went public with allegations that some patients may have been sent to other hospitals due to a lack of staff in Donegal. However Sean Murphy, the hospital manager, has told them he has acquired the resources to make sure that does not now happen.The HSE statement did not address another question raised by Deputy Mac Lochlainn late last night – does Letterkenny have the staff and doctors required?Staff tell Donegal Daily that they don’t.Patients were sent to Sligo last Monday because there weren’t enough doctors in Letterkenny to treat them. “We need more junior doctors and more nurses and less people with clipboards,” said one member of staff who asked not to be identified.“This hospital is going from crisis to crisis – and there will be another one, as sure as night follows day.“We can’t speak out – and we are grateful to pressure groups and politicians who do.” POLITICAL PRESSURE FORCES HOSPITAL TO STAFF UP ONCOLOGY SERVICES was last modified: August 8th, 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:cancer care serviceshealthhospitalletterkennyoncologylast_img read more

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