Clonmel through to last 16 of FAI Junior Cup

first_imgThe South Tipp club defeated Tramore 6-1 in the Sixth Round of the competition.Aidan McGrath, who scored a hat-trick, Jack Burke (2) and David McGrath scored at The Complex.Town will play Newmarket Celtic of Clare in the next round.last_img

Hard-hitting Adam Kownacki dreams of becoming a Polish-American heavyweight champ

first_imgKownacki’s smash-mouth style isn’t pretty, but boy is it crowd-pleasing. He’s going to eat his fair share of punches, but he’s going to keep moving forward and throwing and landing more shots of his own — each equipped with a thud. At least that’s what the Polish fighter has been able to do effectively through 18 pro bouts, touting an 18-0 record with 14 KOs, as he continues to climb up the heavyweight ranks and build up his profile simultaneously.Join DAZN and watch Jaime Munguia vs. Takeshi Inoue on Jan. 26His last fight at Barclays Center —a unanimous decision over Charles Martin on Showtime in September — had hundreds of raucous Polish fight fans in attendance cheering him on, giving him as frenzied of a response, if not greater, than Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia got in the main event. He’s expecting even more of a fervent show of support Saturday night when he takes on Washington.“Polish people have my back since day one, since amateur days they’ve come out to support me and it’s getting bigger and bigger with every fight,” Kownacki told Sporting News before his media workout at Gleason’s Gym on Wednesday. “It’s amazing and I hope this fight will be around 2,000 people supporting me.”If there’s one place that Kownacki reps as much as Poland, it’s Brooklyn. His family emigrated from Lomza, Poland to the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn when he was just seven-years-old, with his father working the night shift at a local bakery and his mom working in the hotel industry.“Luckily, I moved to Greenpoint, which had a big Polish community at the time, so it was much easier to adapt, but English was a second language, so it was hard,” Kownacki said. “My dad worked nights, he slept during the day, so we really didn’t get to spend time with him because he was at work. So, it wasn’t easy, but we managed. Eventually, he did construction — a little better paying job — so, we managed.”He added: “I was always a little chubby growing up, so I got bullied a little bit.”Years later, and “Babyface” is still “a little chubby,” except he’s the one bullying others now … in the ring.Kownacki tipped the scales at just over 263 pounds during the weigh-in for his fight against Martin. When he and Martin exchanged heated words after the weigh-in, Kownacki brushed them off saying, “I’m from Brooklyn, man, so I ain’t scared of that s—.”The next night, he proceeded to pummel Martin, taking a fair share of punches, but throwing and landing the more devastating shots en route to yet another victory. With Kownacki, absent is a chiseled six-pack like you might see on other heavyweights. But present is a hard-hitting fighting spirit that goes for broke with each performance.“Boxing is a skill,” Kownacki told a pool of reporters following his media workout, shrugging off questions about his physique, “not a bodybuilding contest.” Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThrough boxing, Kownacki was able to purchase a home for he, his wife and parents on Long Island, New York roughly four years ago. Furthering his ascension up the ranks has him thinking about purchasing his parents a home of their own. And there’s another goal — with Poland and Brooklyn on his mind.“That’s my ultimate goal. That’s what I think about every day — becoming Polish-American heavyweight champ of the world,” he told Sporting News with a grin on his face. “That’s the bar I set for myself and I plan on accomplishing that title.” NEW YORK – As much as the nationally-televised audience on FOX will be tuning in to “PBC Fight Night” on Saturday to see Keith Thurman back in the ring, another boxer on the card might just steal their hearts.Adam Kownacki will bring his brawling, thumping style back to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where he’ll face Gerald Washington in heavyweight action.last_img read more

Addison Russell in ‘bottom of second’ as Cubs ‘enhance’ domestic violence awareness

first_imgEpstein acknowledged the Cubs are taking steps to “enhance” their domestic violence training and bring more awareness to the subject. “We’ve taken this plague of domestic violence to heart,” Epstein explained, per ESPN. “We’ve really stepped up and enhanced our training. By the time spring training is over, every single employee in the organization will have gone through enhanced domestic violence training. Every major league player, every major league coach, every major league staff member. “Every minor league player, every minor league staff member [and] every member of the front office will have gone through a pretty rigorous domestic violence training program to increase education and awareness.”Epstein also addressed some of the backlash the Cubs received from fans after deciding to allow Russell to return to Chicago, promising fans the organization is taking the situation seriously.”I can pledge to those people, we are taking this on earnestly, that’s it’s important to us, that they’re not just words, they are actions,” Epstein said. “We’ll continue to hold Addison to an incredibly high standard or he won’t play a regular-season game as a Chicago Cub ever again.” Russell is on a non-guaranteed contract that allows the Cubs to cut him for a small fraction of the value during camp. He was given a “conditional second chance” by the Cubs after his ex-wife, Melisa-Reidy Russell, publicly shared allegations of domestic abuse in September. The 25-year-old shortstop will sit out the first 28 games of the regular season to complete his suspension, though he will be the first prominent player to return to his old team after a lengthy suspension for domestic violence. Related News As Cubs shortstop Addison Russell still has to serve most of his 40-game suspension after violating MLB’s domestic abuse policy, Chicago president Theo Epstein indicated Tuesday the team is “probably in the bottom of the second inning” on the issue.“I said at [the Cubs] Convention we were at the top of the second inning with this process,” Epstein said of the “conditional second chance” Russell has been given, per the Chicago Sun-Times. “As we get here this week to start spring training, we’re probably in the bottom of the second inning. We still have a long way to go.” Cubs GM says giving Addison Russell second chance ‘right thing to do’last_img read more

Sumner County Attorney formerly charges 5 arrested in area drug offenses

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +8 Vote up Vote down Liz · 329 weeks ago Good that’s 5 more gone from the eye’s of my grandkids. They have no pride or self-respect for themselves. Report Reply 2 replies · active 329 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 329 weeks ago gone for just a few weeks, they’ll be back on the streets again . Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Liz · 329 weeks ago Maybe after some jail time. Then probation and UA’s. Then they could end up in prison who knows. At least they are gone now. Report Reply +7 Vote up Vote down concernedaunt · 329 weeks ago So glad that there are a few more of these people off the streets. I understand that Wellington has a lot more of these people running around but hopefully this bunch will not see daylight for a while. Thanks to the Wellington Police Department. Job well done. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down confused · 329 weeks ago Are the just getting around to charging these people. If memory serves me right they was picked up for drugs a few months back Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Sober · 329 weeks ago Just look at those 5 pictures for a moment. Isn’t that a fine productive 5 members of society? Do we really need people like this around? Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Tofa32 · 185 weeks ago Good job. Report Reply 0 replies · active 185 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County Attorney’s office has submitted formal charges on those recently arrested by the Wellington Police Department and the Sumner County Sheriff’s office (see story here).The following charges have been made in Sumner County District Court: Christopher Shapley•Christopher Shapley, 42, of Wellington was charged with two counts of sale of methamphetamine, a level 4 drug felony.Shapley is accused of selling on Feb. 26, 2014 and on March 6, 2014 about .10 grams of meth to a confidential informant for $20 at 116 W. Maple in Wellington.Christina Richards•Christiana Richards, 42, of Wellington was charged with distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of school property, a level 3 drug felony;one count of using a communication facility to facilitate a drug sale, a level 8 felony; and distribution methamphetamine less than 1 gram, a level 4 drug felony.Richards is accused of selling about .05 gram of methamphetamine to an undercover informant at $20 at 1302 North B in Wellington which is about 313 feet from the Washington Elementary School on Jan. 27, 2014. She is also accused of using a cell phone to text messages to set up the drug sale. She allegedly also sold about .05 gram of meth to an undercover informant for $20 at her residence at 607 S. Jefferson in Wellington.Charles Schulz•Charles Schulz, 55, of Wellington was charged with four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, all level 4 drug felonies.On June 25 2013, Schultz is accused of selling about .16 gram of meth to a confidential informant for $25 at 508 E. Lincoln in Wellington. On June 26, 2013, he is accused of selling about .23 grams of meth to a confidential informant for $25. On Oct. 29, 2013 he is accused of selling about .26 grams of meth to a confidential informant for $25.Vance Lough•Vance Lough, 48, of Wellington was charged with two counts of distribution of meth (less than one gram), level 4 drug felonies; and distribution of narcotics, level 4 drug felony.Lough is accused on Oct. 16, of selling less than a gram of meth for $25 at his residence at 1028 Shady Lane in Wellington. He then is accused on Oct. 24, 2013 of distributing 10 Lortab pills containing hydrocone which is a schedule 3 drug to an undercover informant for $50.Branden Jones•Braden Jones, 27, was charged with the sale of methamphetamine, less than one gram within 1,000 feet of a school, a level 3 drug felony.Jones is accused of on Feb. 14, 2014 at about 8 p.m., of selling less than one gram of meth to a confidential informant for $20.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Gordon and Pullen win at Tyson Invitational

first_img Former Wolmerian sprinter, Shauna Helps, and former Hydel jumper, Shardia Lawrence, both had top-three finishes at the meet. Competing for Florida State University, Helps finished third in the Women’s 200m in a personal best of 23.56 seconds, as Kori Carter won the event in 23.26 seconds. Competing for Kansas State University, Lawrence copped third in the Women’s Triple jump with 13.75m. Despite not being among the top-three, there was also good result for former Holmwood Technical thrower, Gleneve Grange, in the Women’s Shot Put. Competing for Florida State University, Grange had a heave of 16.32m to finish fourth in the Women’s Shot Put, which was a personal best for her. – R.G. TOP-THREE FINISHES Olympians Chrisann Gordon and Clive Pullen were two of several Jamaicans who did very well at the weekend for their college teams at an indoor collegiate meets in North America, as both had wins for their universities in their respective events. Both had success at the Tyson Invitational Meet at the Randall Tyson Track on the campus of the University of Arkansas. Gordon, competing for the University of Texas, Longhorns was in fine form in the Women’s Olympic Development 400m, winning the event in a fast 51.71 seconds, which is ranked number three so far among NCAA Division One athletes. Chrishuna Williams, representing Nike, was second in 52.05 seconds, while Trinidad and Tobago’s Sparkle McKnight ended third in 52.65 seconds, as Jamaica’s Dominique Blake, back to competition from suspension for a doping violation, finished fourth in 52.1 seconds. Pullen, a senior at the University of Arkansas, continued his fine form this season in his pet event, the triple jump, after winning the event with a leap of 17.19m.last_img read more

The luxury ship – MV City – is sinking

first_imgDear Editor,The luxury ship -MV City- that has been riding high on the waves of excesses, fraud and mismanagement for the last three years and beyond, seems to have sprung a leak and is now quickly sinking.There is clearly panic aboard, with the very frightened captain dispensing blame on anyone, anywhere he can, both on the living and the dead, and it is now ‘every man for himself’, with senior officers grabbing every available life jacket and abandoning ship.Listening to the Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate the goings-on at the Georgetown Municipality, one is left amazed at the ridiculous responses, irrational positions being taken, and the twisted logic being advanced upon by some to defend themselves.One senior had the temerity to tell the Commission that the rehabilitation work had been done at the City Constabulary Training School to the tune of $47 million, yet he says that the space remains uninhabitable. Now come on, which Constabulary Training School is he talking about? Not the old House Service Department in Water Street? Not even $7 million has been spent there for years, let alone $47 million dollars. I suggest that the Chairman of the Commission and the members of the Local Government Commission pay a visit and thoroughly inspect that facility. It is ruinous, looks abandoned, and is ramshackle. Indeed, it looks like when junkies are finished with a building. The windows, doors, fittings, furniture and just about everything else is gone, even though this place is guarded 24/7. It is leaking badly and is in the worst state that I have ever seen a public building in. I challenge the senior official to produce a detailed expenditure report on the building with accompanying receipts and then and then take building experts to inspect the building to verify the $47 million in work done.Then you have the Solid Waste Director waking up like Rip Van Winkle arising out of a slumber to declare that City Hall should ditch the garbage contractors and do the waste disposal work itself. Oh please, now that the Council and the Government have frittered away billions upon billions of dollars, this gentleman gets this epiphany of the Council going back to doing what it did for decades- since it had its own animal drawn garbage carts? And then blaming bad management on the administration. Hasn’t this guy been a part of the administration for the past four years?Then we have the King himself declaring that the City is too broke to tender for goods and services. Well, that’s the icing on the cake! The city is too broke to adhere to a regulatory arrangement that is conducive to transparency, economy, efficiency, openness, fairness and accountability in public sector procurement, but rich enough to award contracts to friends and relatives at grossly inflated prices. Citizens, don’t be fooled.Best regards,Sambu Jacobuslast_img read more

Govt insists on taking back Red House

first_img…it is “selfish” for Red House to represent only Cheddi Jagan – AGBy Devina SamarooThe A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government is still bent on having the Red House transformed into a facility in memory of all past Guyanese Presidents and has indicated its preparedness to ensure this happens.Providing an update on the matter, Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams told a news conference that it was quite “selfish” to have the Red House representing only late President, Dr Cheddi Jagan, who is also the founder of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).The Cheddi Jagan Research Centre located on High Street in Kingston, Georgetown“There have been nine Presidents of Guyana and we feel that it’s not really feasible really to have one past President to be using up such, to be alone situated on that Red House. It kind of reeks of selfishness…All nine Presidents should be housed under Red House,” he emphasised.Upon the coalition’s assumption of office last year, it was revealed that the prime land on which Red House sits was leased to the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre for 999 years for only $12,000 per year.Government had strongly objected to this and had consequently announced its intention to review the lease agreement.The Attorney General disclosed that meetings were held last year with the Management Committee of Red House during which several proposals were made.“They wanted to be able to rent it as an alternative so as to house only the former President, Cheddi Jagan,” he disclosed, noting nonetheless that the Government was not inclined to adhere to those requests.“We are hoping that the PPP would show some maturity on this matter, because we believe that all nine Presidents should be situated in the same building,” he stated.Nonetheless, Williams reminded that the President of Guyana, David Granger had the sole authority for all State lands.ObjectionsIn objecting to Government’s attempt to control Red House, former President Donald Ramotar expressed that the move represented pure “arrogance and vindictiveness”.During an interview with Guyana Times last year, Ramotar stated point blank that to share the building with other Presidents would be a blatant dishonour to the “prestigious” Dr Jagan.“Dr Jagan lived in that house, it is the perfect memorial for him,” Ramotar stated.The PPP had also voiced its concerns over Government’s decision.“The name ‘Red House’ is an exemplification of the fact that Dr Cheddi Jagan was, at that time, branded a ‘Red’ and Communist and due to the fact that he lived at the time in that building it became known as Red House or the Red’s House,” the Party had commented.It noted that former Presidents Forbes Burnham and Desmond Hoyte were never deemed as ‘Red’ or Communist, and they never shared the ideology and philosophy of Dr Jagan.As such, to suggest that Red House be the depository of Burnham’s and Hoyte’s work was not only “ludicrous” but “objectionable”.It added that to associate Red House with Burnham and Hoyte would be a “historical misnomer” and contrary to the progressive anti-colonial and anti-imperialist ideas, thoughts and memories associated with Dr Jagan.Suggestions were made that instead of interfering with Red House’s unique legacy, Government should move to establish individual research facilities across the country for each past President. The facility is being managed by Nadira Jagan, the daughter of the late Cheddi Jagan who has been silent on the issue.The Red House is located on High Street, Kingston, Georgetown and Dr Jagan had lived there while he was the Premier of British Guiana from 1961-1964.The Cheddi Jagan Research Centre was officially established in 1999 to promote research into and publish materials on the life, work and ideas of Dr Jagan – this will also promote research into the history of Guyana’s struggle for Independence and social justice, and the history of Guyana as a whole from the early 1940s to the late 1990s.Dr Jagan was well-known around the world as an incorruptible freedom fighter and revolutionary who dedicated his life to the poor and powerless in Guyanese society.last_img read more

Ellen Extols China for Liberia’s Development

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in line with principle of gratitude has showered praises on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for its many contributions toward Liberia’s post-war development.Like other partners, President Sirleaf on the National Day of China on September 11, acknowledged the far-eastern country for its tremendous role played in sectors including health, infrastructure and education of Liberia.Not forgetting the most recent one during the period of health crisis in the country, the President recalled that China was the first to respond to the health emergency need of Liberia during the Ebola.“China was the first to respond to Liberia’s need during the Ebola crisis with materials and equipment. China also sent a cargo plane loaded with equipment and materials worth US$1.8 million, and constructed a 100-bedroom Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) and equipped same with trained medical staff,” President Sirleaf noted.She also acknowledged that Liberia-China relations have been carried out by both countries with due respect and the spirit of cooperation.According to President Sirleaf, Liberia and China have continued to uphold the United Nations Charter and respect each other’s sovereignty with equality.China has remained one of the major development partners to Liberia since its civil war ended 12 years ago, and has assisted in areas of infrastructure, education and health, and its promised projects including the ministerial complex and renovation the SKD Sports Complex, amongst others still standing by to be completed.Regarding these promised projects, President Sirleaf said though she has been angry over the delay, she cannot blame the people of China but can only say, “Liberia is waiting.”Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Zhang Yue also acknowledged strides Liberia is making in its post-Ebola recovery and reiterated that China is going to speed up with constructions of the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC), the ministerial complex, the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, annexes of the National Legislature and the diplomatic lounge of the Roberts International Airport.He also promised that China will help Liberia to break the bottlenecks in development such as insufficient infrastructure and human resources.“China will encourage and support Chinese enterprises to participate in the development of infrastructure in various ways and will promote capacity-building for Liberia by sending more experts to Liberia and providing more training opportunities in China,” Ambassador Yue added.Furthermore, Ambassador Yue said China will also enhance the cooperation with Liberia in manufacturing sector so that Liberia can make best use of and add value to its own resources and improve its sustainable self-development capacity.Meanwhile, the 66th National Day of the People’s Republic of China also marked its 70th anniversary of victory of Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese aggression and the world Anti-Fascist War.During World War II, Japan proved to be the strongest in the east, waging war against neighboring countries including China, but China fought for 14 years and at the end claimed victory over Japan.Japan’s aggression especially came to a halt when United States retaliated with the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki following the bombing it (Japan) carried out against the U.S. on Pearl Harbor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Clippers tonight

first_imgClippers vs. San Antonio Spurs Site: Staples Center Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. Clippers (29-30) update: The Clippers are coming off an 87-64 victory over Indiana on Saturday. The 64 points allowed set a franchise record for fewest allowed. Sam Cassell is listed as questionable with a strained groin, and the Clippers could sign point guard Jason Hart today, if he clears waivers and becomes a free agent. San Antonio (41-18) update: The Spurs have won a season-high eight in a row, including a 97-74 victory in Houston on Saturday. They won even though All-Star guard Tony Parker was out with a strained left hip. It was just the second game he has missed this season, and the injury is considered day-to-day. – Joe Stevens TV: Prime Radio: KSPN/710 center_img 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

Chetwynd pulp mill to re-open this year

first_img– Advertisement – In a release Unifor Western Director Scott Doherty says, “We’re proud to have been a part of the negotiations to get people back to work. Resource industry jobs are good jobs.”last_img