Canelo Alvarez to fight Danny Jacobs on May 4

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES “This is the opportunity I have been waiting for, the opportunity to achieve greatness inside the ring,” Jacobs said. “I have always believed I can beat Canelo, and on May 4 live on DAZN, I will get my chance to play it out. It’s been nearly four years since Canelo has faced an American challenger. It’s going to be a huge event where I believe I will cement myself as the best middleweight in the division.”The fight will be streamed on DAZN, which has a long-term contract with Alvarez.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, boxer Canelo Alvarez poses for photos at Madison Square Garden in New York. Alvarez will return to the ring and to the middleweight division on May 4, 2019, to fight Danny Jacobs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)LOS ANGELES— Canelo Alvarez will return to the ring and to the middleweight division on May 4 to fight Danny Jacobs.Alvarez will defend his WBC and WBA titles against IBF champion Jacobs in a matchup of two of the sport’s top performers. No venue has been announced for the bout on the eve of Cinco de Mayo.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Mexico’s Alvarez (50-1-2, 35 knockouts) became a three-division world champion by knocking out Rocky Fielding in three rounds to take the WBA super middleweight crown in December. He now goes back to middleweight, where he owns a draw and a victory over Gennady Golovkin that lifted him to the top of a loaded division.“I’m happy to announce my next fight during the festive weekend of Cinco de Mayo,” the 28-year-old Alvarez said. “I will unify my middleweight titles against Daniel Jacobs on one of the two most important dates that belong to me. I have no doubt that I will be victorious and that I’ll be one step away from becoming the undisputed middleweight world champion.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJacobs, a 31-year-old New Yorker who overcame bone cancer to become a champion, is 35-2 with 29 KOs.Despite losing a close bout to Golovkin in 2017, Jacobs remained a force. He hasn’t lost since and took the IBF belt by defeating Sergiy Derevyanchenkoto. Patriotrs, team America loves to hate, headed to Super Bowl Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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Pouce Coupe Mayor Larry Fynn passes away

first_imgFort St. John City Councillor Bruce Christensen, who worked with Fynn on the Peace River Regional District, and Acting Mayor Dan Davies send their condolences on the City’s behalf.  “Our heart goes out to the family,” says Christensen. “He was a very good member of the Regional District. I will certainly miss his input. He was a very deep thinker and a very thoughtful thinker and he’ll be missed. The community will miss him.” “He did a lot for Pouce Coupe,” adds Davies. ‘His heart was in Pouce Coupe.” – Advertisement -Fynn and his wife moved to Pouce Coupe in 2007, where he subsequently served as councillor until elected mayor in 2011. He lived in the Peace his whole life. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested donations be made towards a speed reader sign for Pouce Coupe Elementary. Donations can be sent to the Village of Pouce Coupe. Advertisement Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca send their condolences to the Fynn family and the Village of Pouce Coupe.last_img read more

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Province releases final report on observance of daylight saving time

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia has released its report on the observance of daylight saving time.According to the Government, more than 93 percent of the record 223,273 British Columbians who completed the Province’s survey on time observance have indicated they would prefer a move to permanent daylight saving time.The Government says the desire for a move to permanent DST was consistent throughout the province, with more than 90 percent of respondents in each region indicating their support.- Advertisement -During the survey, it was found that more than 50 percent responded that it was “important” or “very important” for B.C. to be aligned with neighbouring jurisdictions in its time observance practices.To view the full final report on the daylight saving time public consultation, you can visit the Province’s website.last_img read more

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Moving to Texas can be difficult, so let the carwash drown your tears

first_imgI may be the only person in the world who nearly drowned in a carwash. This happened a few days after we had moved from Southern California to Houston. It soon became apparent that Texans did things a lot differently than we were accustomed to – their automatic carwashes were no exception. I was already adjusting to chicken fried steak and fried catfish, to men who wore heavy neck chains with gold nuggets, pickup trucks with shotguns, and semis driving 90 mph in the fast lane. Now I was dealing with the aftereffects of five days and nights of a downpour, which had opened up potholes in the roads and fired up drivers’ tempers. Gutters had overflowed, turning the streets into gushing rivers, and men in business suits were wearing cowboy boots to avoid the discomfort of sitting at their desks all day with wet socks and pant legs. When the rain finally stopped, my new little Toyota was a dull, muddy brown instead of shiny green. It clearly needed a bath. So I drove around looking for a carwash. Bad timing. It was rush hour and cars were stuck together in all directions. Finally, though, I found what I was looking for. But it was behind a gas station where cars were lined up to the street waiting to fill up their tanks. The drivers kindly let me wiggle through to get to the back of the station, where I found the carwash building with a sign explaining the proper procedure. “Drive your own car slowly through the soap and rinse cycle. Exit and pay attendant at front of station.” OK, I can do that. Point the tires straight, drive slowly into the carwash, pray that my tires stay inside the 3-inch railing on both sides of the car. Now I’m in an igloo composed of soapsuds and giant scrubbing brushes. So far so good. I was even humming a catchy little tune, something about “getting tears in my eyes from lying on my back crying over you” that I’d heard on my car radio. I was looking forward to the rinse cycle. Soap, more soap, brushes whirling wildly away. Minutes passed. Now I began to worry. Shouldn’t I be in the rinse cycle by now? Pushing on the gas pedal did nothing. Could I have turned the car slightly and driven up onto that railing? I couldn’t get out of the car for help because I would have had all the skin scraped off my body from the giant brushes. The headlights! I could flash them on and off and someone would come to help me – well, that didn’t work. Everyone was around front pumping gas. I began to breathe heavily. How long would the oxygen inside the car hold out? Chappaquiddick flashed through my mind. OK, try the horn! Really blow it! A lot! Aha! The brushes stopped, and as the soapsuds were making their final descent down my windshield, I could see parts of a very angry bearded man in a cowboy hat, standing at the end of the building pulling down a lever which stopped the machinery. He shook his fist at me. “Dammit!” he said. “You stalled your engine, you dumb broad! Ain’t you got the sense to start it up again?” Oh, I see. I wasn’t hung up on the railing, after all, soapy tires spinning aimlessly. I turned the key in the ignition, stepped on the gas pedal, and my staunch little car moved bravely ahead past the angry man who grabbed my money without another word. I made it through the heavy traffic to the safety of my own cozy garage. I hurried into my house and poured myself a glass of wine and drank it in one gulp. Then I poured another and phoned my daughter in California, who had been concerned that this move might be difficult for me. “Hi, honey,” I said. “I’m doing just fine. I’m relaxing with a nice glass of wine after a busy day. I just learned how to use their carwash system here, and tomorrow night we’re going to Gilley’s and dance the Cotton-Eyed Joe. It’s about stepping into cow patties and shaking them off your shoes. Can you imagine this is part of a dance? It’s really fun out here in Houston!” Jean Stephenson is a longtime Palos Verdes Estates resident and an artist. Do you have a story to tell? Submit your column to Lisa Martini, My Turn, Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077, or e-mail us at lisa.martini@dailybreeze.com. Please limit to 800 words and include your telephone number. We’ll pay $25 for each column we publish.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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REVEALED: 22 SIGNS YOU’RE A DONEGAL FAN!

first_imgTHE gang at the score.ie have come up with a superb list which shows why you’re a Donegal fan.It is quite brilliant.And frankly, not worth trying to replicate. So you can read it here below – and then tell us on DD your signs of being a Donegal fan.http://www.thescore.ie/donegal-jim-mcguinness-4-923865-May2013/REVEALED: 22 SIGNS YOU’RE A DONEGAL FAN! was last modified: May 25th, 2013 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:REVEALED: 22 SIGNS YOU’RE A DONEGAL FAN!last_img read more

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5K GRAND PRIX SERIES CONTINUES IN BEAUTIFUL SEASIDE VILLAGE OF RATHMULLAN THIS WEEK

first_imgRathmullan 5k Road Race and Walk will take place this Thursday 9th July with registration at the Resource Centre from 6pm and Race will start at 7.30. This race is part of the Grand Prix Series.  This is a relatively flat course and is perfect for anyone taking part in their 5K.  We will be using Chip timing for the first time.This year we have a group of local people taking part in the 5K who are also raising money in support of St John’s Ward, Crumlin Hospital. We would encourage as many people as possible to come out on the night and show their support for everyone taking place.Anyone wishing to pre-register can do so by emailing their details to: margarettodd@eircom.net by 8pm on Wednesday 8th July.5K GRAND PRIX SERIES CONTINUES IN BEAUTIFUL SEASIDE VILLAGE OF RATHMULLAN THIS WEEK was last modified: July 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsNoticesSportlast_img read more

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McGUINNESS GETS INTO THE SWING OF THINGS – BUT NOT IN CLONES

first_imgMcGuinness keeping an eye on Sergio Garcia and Paul McGinleyEither Jim McGuinness has a double or he swapped a chance to see today’s Ulster Final in Clones for the golf in Scotland.The Glenties man and former Donegal manager was spotted at the Open at Royal Troon.McGuinness, a massive golf fan, is now based in Scotland with Celtic FC and probably just popped down ahead of a hard day at the office tomorrow. Certainly looks like he’s getting into the swing of things!McGUINNESS GETS INTO THE SWING OF THINGS – BUT NOT IN CLONES was last modified: July 17th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL BUSINESS PEOPLE COME OUT OF THEIR SHELLS

first_imgDonegal’s Shellfish Producers who came out in force to consider the potential of the Donegal Food Strategy to their sector.Donegal’s exciting shellfish industry has taken some first steps in a process that local producers hope will see the sector grow and develop in the county.Over thirty commercial producers from the aquaculture sector attended a recent workshop on Depuration (a process of purifying the shellfish from impurities) and what it means for local Donegal Shellfish producers.They are hoping now to build on that process to take steps to develop the industry further in the county. The event was organised by The Food Coast – Donegal’s Good Food Initiative, which was developed by Donegal County Enterprise Board.The event was addressed by a number of speakers including Walter Speirs of the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group who shared his experience, given his involvement in the formation and success of the Scottish Shellfish Marketing group.In his address he explained to the Donegal producers about the challenges the Scottish group had faced and how they worked collectively to develop opportunities.Louise Collins from BIM meanwhile demonstrated the importance of aquaculture to the economy of the county, explaining that Donegal is producing nearly a third of all aquaculture products in Ireland. “In terms of licensed areas, value and tonnage of species, and in terms of the number of people working in the sector it is in the number one aquaculture region in Ireland,” she said.“Pristine growing waters, good sheltered bays and great people that know how to work with the sea all make this a valuable contributor to the economy. The flagship species of this region are salmon, mussels, clams, sea trout and scallop and in excess of 400 people are employed in the industry,” she added.Indeed the BIM executive highlighted the value of aquaculture as a whole to the economy explaining that in 2012 producers farmed nearly 37,000 tonnes of product with exports of €133 million and around 1,700 employed around our coasts.And she said, aquaculture in the north western counties of Donegal and Sligo make up the largest producing area of aquaculture in Ireland with 7,000 tonnes of shellfish produced in 2012 and in excess of €32 million in exports.Eve-Anne McCarron, Business Executive with the Food Coast who organised the event said she was delighted that so many producers in the county had attended to listen to the speakers and indeed to express their aspirations on how the industry could be developed in Donegal. “The event was very much about creating the opportunity to share knowledge and discuss the future of the aquaculture sector in Donegal and it was fantastic to see such a huge interest.“The attendees included both large and small scale producers and they all have a huge part to play in the sector here because it is when they are all combined that makes Donegal such a strong producer base. We now have a list of actions to be carried forward that include challenges and opportunities and we will be working together to try to develop and progress the sector in Donegal,” she said.The meeting was just one of a number of key actions being progressed by Donegal Food Coast who have the role of acting as a central platform for establishing Donegal as a “food county” – a place with a vibrant food culture and food economy.Eve Anne explained that as part of that strategy, The Food Coast has been building stronger links with the local seafood sector, adding they would be hosting a number of events offering the opportunity to discuss the challenges of the sector and encourage activity. “Our aim really is to make this sector stronger and more commercially sustainable and I think we’ve really taken great first steps on that journey after that successful gathering of so many interested parties in Donegal,” she concluded.DONEGAL BUSINESS PEOPLE COME OUT OF THEIR SHELLS was last modified: August 13th, 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:donegalshellfishlast_img read more

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REVEALED: CUTBACKS MEAN THERE ISN’T A SINGLE COMMUNITY GARDA LEFT IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe Inspectorate panel deliver their reportA DAMNING Garda Inspectorate report has complained that Donegal does not have a single Garda available to work as a community police officer.Donegal was one of the areas inspected by Chief Inspector Robert K Olson and his team.But the 500-page report, while critical of gardaí here in the county and some of their practices, appears to miss the fact that so many officers have been cut from the force in Donegal. On community policing, the Inspectorate said An Garda Síochána’s mission statement is “working with communities to protect and serve” and places community policing as the bedrock of community interaction.“With the closure of garda stations, the dormitory nature of many rural communities and the change of lifestyle across the nation, it is important to review and adapt how the police work with communities to deliver an effective operational response,” the report says.“Across the seven divisions visited, the Inspectorate found large variations in both the numbers of gardaí assigned to community policing and their role in the investigation of crime.“With the introduction of the new roster in April 2012, many divisions moved members from community policing units to create the required extra regular unit. Donegal, Kildare and Mayo effectively have no full-time community gardaí.” The inspection also found that one fifth of incidents were not recorded by Gardaí within 24 hours of them taking place.Of 1,532 incidents in 2012 – 80.9% were recorded within 24 hours, 5.4% in the period 24 hours to 36 hours, 0.6% from 36 hours to 48 hours and 4.1% from 48 hours to a week.However it took more than a week for 9.1% of these incidents – 139 in total – to be recorded as having taken place.“A crime incident should be recorded immediately and at least before the end of a member’s duty,” says the report.“Some of the crimes shown that were created within 24 hours are still outside of the Garda Directive as the reports were not completed within a tour of duty. “The Inspectorate accepts that the failure to create a PULSE incident does not necessarily mean in all cases that a crime was not investigated. However, the non-recording of crimes affects the accuracy of the data and the ability of a supervisor to check that all actions were correctly completed.”The Inspectorate also visited Milford Garda Station for the report, saying one of the three cells there was out of use.They found the custody area at the station “unsatisfactory”.The report also found that despite the vast are of County Donegal the number of patrol cars per Garda officers was the same as the national average – one car for every ten gardaí. However rank and file Donegal gardaí are already dismissing large parts of the report.“There’s nothing in there several million euro couldn’t fix. It’s the Department of Justice which needs to be spoken to, not gardaí,” said one officer.REVEALED: CUTBACKS MEAN THERE ISN’T A SINGLE COMMUNITY GARDA LEFT IN DONEGAL was last modified: November 12th, 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:500 pagesdonegalGarda Inspectoratereportlast_img read more

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Proline defeats Heegan FC to register maiden victory at Kagame Cup

first_imgProline FC captain Nordin Bunjo (right) in action against Heegan FC on Monday. (PHOTOS/Proline FC)CECAFA Kagame CupProline 2-0 Heegan FcNyamirambo Stadium, KigaliMonday, 08-07-2018KIGALI – Proline defeated Somalia based club Heegan FC 2-0 in its second game of the CECAFA Kagame Cup on Monday at Nyamirambo Stadium.Okiror Ocean Joshua and Mujuzi Mustafa were on target as Proline FC scored their first goals and also registered their maiden points.Heegan was the better side at the first half but they couldn’t find the back of the net as Proline defenders denied then the chances.Okiror’s second-half goal in the 58th minute gave Proline FC confidence as they dominated the whole time denying their opponents a chance to get back into the game.Mujuzi Mustafa scored Proline’s second goal through a penalty after a Heegan FC player fouled in the box with 15 minutes to play.Speaking to the press after the match Proline head coach Shafic Bisaaso said he is happy that the team managed to get 3points and now their target is winning the next match.“Am happy that we managed to get the three points but now my Focus is to also win the next match come Wednesday,” Bisaaso said.Bisaaso also added and said the team missed many chances to score more goals but he will rectify the mistakes and see that they win the next game.“We would have scored many goals but that’s gone now, we shall do things right in the next game.” he added.Proline returns to action on Wednesday as they face Green Eagles from Zambia.Comments Tags: CECAFA Kagame Cup 2019Heegan FCproline fctoplast_img read more

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