retire undefeated KINGSTON: Digicel SportsMax yesterday secured broadcast rights for the Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr vs Andre Berto fight this Saturday, with coverage of the undercard bouts beginning at 7 p.m. and the main fight at 10 p.m. The Digicel SportsMax Fight Night, presented by Fight Sports TV, is being dubbed ‘The Final Showdown’, with the pound-for-pound king Mayweather declaring that the fight will be his last. Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) will face Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) to defend his undefeated record and World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council welterweight titles. It comes on the heels of his last bout in May against Manny Pacquiao – which racked up record viewership around the world – that further added to his massive net worth by more than US$400 million. Mayweather is set to leave the ring for good, either with a bang or suffer his first defeat of his career, at a capacity MGM Grand in Las Vegas. If he wins, the 38-year-old’s record will equal that of Rocky Marciano, who retired from the sport undefeated. Berto who was born in the United States but has deep roots in Haiti, started his career with 27 straight wins and was once regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in the world. Although he has previously held the Championship title, Berto is still considered the underdog, after suffering from numerous career setbacks. With nothing to lose and having professed to being in the best shape of his life, Berto declared he will be coming after Mayweather with everything he’s got. A win for Berto would be the biggest upset in boxing history. “This could be the last fight of the biggest name in boxing in the last decade and fans are all waiting to see how ‘Money’ Mayweather will bring his legacy to a close. We’re really excited to be able to show the bout exclusively and are looking forward to an exciting ‘Final Showdown’ with the pound-for-pound king,” said Tanya Lee, Digicel SportsMax Caribbean marketing manager. Along with the Mayweather vs Berto bout, Digicel SportsMax is also regional rights holder of premium sporting content such as the Barclays Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, the NBA, IAAF Diamond League, IAAF World Challenge meets, the Women’s Tennis Association premier events, the Ashes, Australia and England cricket, the Indian Premier League and more. For Digicel SportsMax Fight Night updates, visit digicelsportsmax.com or follow Digicel SportsMax TV on Facebook and @digicelsportsmax on Instagram.
Piracy massacreAlmost two months after the deadly piracy attacks that occurred in Surinamese waters had left four persons dead and 11 others still missing, President David Granger has issued a proclamation listing Monday, June 25, 2018 as a National Day of Morning in memory of the victims.A statement from the Ministry of the Presidency on Friday said that this action was taken by the President using powers under Article 99 (1) of the Constitution.“… Whereas His Excellency, the President, considers that the Co-operative Republic of Guyana should observe Monday the 25th day of June 2018 as a national day of mourning, as a solemn memorial to the victims of the massacre of Guyanese fishermen off the coast of Suriname between the 27th day of April, 2018 and the 3rd day of May, 2018; now, therefore…I declare Monday the 25th day of June, 2018 a national day of mourning for that purpose,” the proclamation details.Moreover, the document calls on all “authorities, boards, commissions, corporations, public agencies, ministries and citizens to fly the Golden Arrowhead of Guyana at half-staff to demonstrate solidarity with the families of those killed in these grisly and gruesome acts, and to accord due homage, respect and reverence to the memory of the victims.”Late in the evening of April 27, 2018, four boats were attacked by a group of privates, who brutalised the occupants then threw them overboard. Two days later, another boat was attacked, and the captain was killed. That crew is still missing.Most of the victims from both attacks are Guyanese fishermen who were living in neighbouring Suriname. Among those still missing are Guyanese Ramesh Sanchara, Ganesh Persaud, Bharat Heralall, Ralph Anthony and Tiaknauth Mohabir.Only four persons from the first attack survived, while four bodies have since been recovered.However, only two of the recovered bodies have thus far been identified. They are Danesh Singh who, along with the other two unidentified persons, was recovered in Surinamese waters, and 33-year-old Gavin Outar of 18 Sheet Anchor, East Canje, Berbice, whose body washed up at the Number 63 Beach in Guyana.Meanwhile, 13 suspects presently remain in Surinamese authorities’ custody, including “Crackhead,” who confessed to killing at least five of the fishermen. He reportedly was “following orders” to “get rid” of the men after brutalising them.“Crackhead” did not divulge any information about his accomplices, but based on descriptions given by the five survivors, the other men arrested were picked up at several locations in Suriname.Days after the breakthrough, Surinamese Police officer Premcharan Ravikan was found dead hours after allegedly being kidnapped by Guyanese. His body was discovered with at least five stab wounds and one gunshot wound.Hours after the discovery of Ravikan’s body, a Guyanese fisherman walked into a Police station in Suriname and confessed to the heinous crime. It was established after Ravikan’s death that he had provided the gun that was used in the execution-style killing of Guyanese businessman Somnath Manohar on March 30 last.After his death, Manohar’s family had allegedly offered members of a gang US$50,000 to revenge his killing.Suriname law enforcement officials believe the recent piracy attacks were in retaliation for Manohar’s death. However, one of the men fingered in the piracy attacks is Nakool Manohar, brother of the late Somnath Manohar.Last week, Nakool Manohar, called “Fyah”, 39, of Number 43 Village and another one of the attackers, Premnauth Persaud, called “Sanbad” or “Boy”, 43, of Cromarty Village appeared at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court, where they were jointly charged with two counts of murder. They were not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that between April 27 and May 3, at sea, they murdered Tillacknauth Mohabir, called “Caiman”; and Mahesh Sarjoo, called “Koba,” during the course of a robbery.The men were previously charged separately, but those charges were withdrawn and reinstated jointly. Nevertheless, as investigations continue, the two countries are looking for a breakthrough, as well as to place the suspects before the courts. (Vahnu Manikchand)
Supervisors reverse years-old suppression of public comment. If they could get away with it, elected officials at every level of government would probably ban unsolicited public comment at meetings altogether. They often think their time is too important to be taken up by the contrary, pointless or odd observations of members of the public who have nothing better to do than come to public meetings and speak. Luckily for the public, they have not yet figured out a way to do this legally. Open-meeting laws require that elected officials oblige us with some forum to comment on their actions – no matter how much it annoys them. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsIn Los Angeles, though, public officials have come up with ever-more draconian rules designed to discourage public comment and keep the masses seen but not heard. The Los Angeles City Council recently tightened rules on language use and allows only two minutes per speaker. On controversial topics, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education has typically limited speakers to a total of seven – even on important issues such as eminent domain of neighborhoods. But it’s the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors – the body most insulated from the wrath of voters – that placed the tightest comment rules on regular folks. Last week, the supervisors voted to drop the restrictions in place for 15 years. We’d praise the move, except this was the same body that for years happily limited citizens from addressing them to once every three months. As well, the reversal stemmed not from a revelation that suppressing public comment was wrong, but because a complaint was made. It’s the right decision for the wrong reasons. But, hopefully, this change will stop further encroachments on the public’s right to address its elected representatives.
Two kittens were found abandoned in a garden in the Balleybofey area yesterday.They are due to be put to sleep at 5pm today if not adopted.For more information please don’t hesitate to call 0879045359, or contact Donegal Daily on Facebook or email email@example.com Emergency adoption needed: Two abandoned kittens due to be put to sleep today was last modified: October 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:abandonedBallybofeycateuthanizekittensput downvet
Royal Flush Draw – Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 18/08/2013 were 9, 10, 12 & 21. There was no winner of the jackpot of €1780. Consolation prizes went to Pauric Howley, Roy Adair & Pauric McInern. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €1820 and the draw will take place in Macs Bar.Clothes Bank – A reminder to all in the parish there is clothes bank just outside the grounds of the clubhouse and it can be used anytime. All proceeds made goes back to the club so please try your best to support.Club Website – The club’s new website is up and running and can be found on the following URL – www.naomhultan.gaa.ie Adult Football – Our Reserve side had a good victory on Saturday evening in MacCumhaill Park where they defeated Urris by 0-15 to 1-07 in their Junior B Championship quarter final fixture. Scorers were Sean Furey 0-5, (3 frees), Liam Kennedy 0-4, (3 frees), Aaron Byrne 0-3,, Paul Byrne, Adrian Nesbitt & Andrew Blain 0-1 each. The draw for the semi final was made Sunday evening and the team has been paired with Ardara. The game is now fixed for this Saturday, August 24th at 5:30pm in Glenties. Our Senior game were not in action over the weekend due to a bereavement in the Na Rossa club. They are now fixed to play Burt away on Saturday evening at 7:00pm.GAA NEWS – NAOMH ULTAN RESERVES BEAT MacCUMHAILLS was last modified: August 20th, 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:Naomh Ultan GAA notes
Gibbons said “special interest groups have dishonestly portrayed this measure as a giant land sale and giveaway to developers. … We cannot allow the scare tactics of a few anti-energy, anti-development and anti-private property special interests to threaten thousands of American families.” The Resources Committee’s chairman, Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Stockton, also has pushed to allow more federal land to be sold to private interests through mining claims. Interior Department officials estimate that up to 20 million acres of public land could be sold under the proposed change in mining law. That includes up to 6 million acres where some 300,000 active mining claims are staked now. Among those claims are 900 pre-existing mining claims on national parks, mostly in California and Alaska. The patenting process has allowed those sales at 19th-century prices of $2.50 to $5 an acre if the land contains mineral deposits. But the House mining provision would raise the price the government asks for each acre to $1,000 per acre or “fair market value,” whichever is more. Buyers could turn around and potentially resell the property for far more than that. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The House agreed to reinstate sales of mining lands at cheap prices as part of its budget cut plan approved Friday, a move that could transfer into private hands up to 20 million acres of public lands on Western ranges, national forests and even national parks. The measure would end a congressional ban that since 1994 has prevented mineral companies and individuals from submitting new applications for “patenting,” or buying, public land, including some in national forests and parks. No such provision is contained in the Senate version of the budget measure, so the issue will be one of the items to be resolved when lawmakers return in December and try to merge the two bills. Negotiators will face pressure from Republicans and Democrats alike to ensure that hunters, anglers, hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts won’t be losing out. “One must walk a careful line when selling public lands,” said Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont. “There are potential negative impacts on recreational opportunities in the state of Montana, and we must ensure that any sale mitigates those impacts.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the provision would be “even more harmful for Nevada than it will be for the rest of the country,” because it may override a 1998 state law aimed at keeping profits from southern Nevada land sales in state coffers. “It is difficult to support a minerals policy that is not carefully crafted,” Reid said. Democrats and environmentalists say they will fight to defeat the provision. “With a wink and a nod, this budget proposal sells not just the minerals under these federal lands, but the pristine lands that just happen to be located near high-priced ZIP codes,” said Rep. Nick Rahall of West Virginia, the senior Democrat on the House Resources Committee. “We are literally looking at the prospect of McDonald’s, Wal-Marts, condos or any other type of commercial or private developments springing up smack-dab within some of America’s most cherished units of the national park system.” Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., however, said the measure would help rural Western communities stay afloat economically after a mine closes. “Without making these lands private, reclamation laws require companies to remove everything as they leave, including roads, buildings, power plants and power lines, water and sewer lines, and more,” he said.
Cape Town is to be the home base forthe BBC during the 2010 FIfa World Cup.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Delia FischerFifa media office, Johannesburg+27 83 201 0470Janine ErasmusThe BBC is planning to spend around £1-million (R11-million) on building a brand new broadcast studio in Cape Town, and will use it as its base for the duration of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Despite most media companies’ decision to be based in Johannesburg, the main transmission hub for the tournament, the UK broadcaster has opted for the Mother City, some 1 600km to the south.Eight of the 64 matches will be played at the magnificent Cape Town stadium, although the English team is guaranteed only one game there when it faces off against Algeria on 18 June. But there’s a good chance the team will be back for a semi-final.Most media, including BBC rival ITV, will be headquartered at the state-of-the-art International Broadcast Centre, situated next to the recently completed Soccer City stadium in Soweto. This is also just 75km from the English team’s base in Rustenburg, North West province.The centre will accommodate thousands of media professionals and will feature the most advanced technology when it opens its doors. In terms of telecommunications infrastructure, it will set the standard for Africa.The BBC has declined to hire a studio at this cutting-edge broadcast facility. UK newspaper Daily Mail reports that, with the help of the Cape Film Commission, the corporation has secured space on the roof of the six-storey Somerset Hospital in Green Point, just a few hundred metres away from the new Cape Town stadium.Here it will set up a pentagonal glass-walled studio. Construction is reported to be already underway.From this vantage point reporters will have spectacular views of Table Mountain, World Heritage site Robben Island and the football venue.The cost of the studio, extra fees for satellite transmission from Cape Town, and the rights to use the hospital’s roof space is together expected to total around R11-million.Beautiful vistasReports say that one of the reasons for the decision is because Cape Town is more attractive visually and will provide a better backdrop for presenters than the stark Johannesburg skyline. But Cape Town’s notoriously rainy and foggy winter weather may have the last say.In February the BBC came under fire because of lavish spending, deemed by the National Audit Office to be unnecessary and poor value for money. The Parliamentary committee for public accounts also got a word in, criticising the media corporation for its “casual approach to spending licence payers’ money”.Among other cases investigated, the BBC splurged on a £250 000 (R2.8-million) studio in Vienna for coverage of the Euro 2008 football tournament – because the background view from the original studio in Vienna’s own International Broadcasting Centre was not picturesque enough.The Cape Town announcement has drawn mixed reactions, with some echoing the sentiments of the National Audit Office, while others feel the BBC should do whatever it takes to make the World Cup experience of its audience of 200-million a memorable one.One of the reporters who will soon find himself cocooned in the new-age studio is former England striker Gary Lineker, now a sports presenter for the BBC. Lineker is renowned for never having received a yellow card once during his professional career and holds the record for the most goals scored by an England player in a World Cup, 10 in total.He will be accompanied by the likes of Alan Shearer, also a retired England striker, and Scottish footballer Alan Hansen, capped 26 times for his country.Some 280 BBC staff will fly to South Africa for the World Cup, slightly down from the complement of 336 who visited Germany in 2006. They will broadcast 32 games live for television, radio and news, and show highlights of all the others from the new studio.A note on the blog of BBC’s executive football producer Phil Bigwood said that once the World Cup is over the studio will be packed up and shipped off for potential use at other events around the world.“Our production set-up in Cape Town will be our biggest to date, taking into account previous football World Cups. We are extremely fortunate to have been able to base ourselves here in Cape Town,” said Bigwood.• Delia FischerFifa media office, Johannesburg+27 83 201 0470
By Bapu Narayankar Bengaluru, Sept 10 (PTI) Former Iranian footballer Jamshid Nassiri feels instead of focusing more on the established players, Indian Super League (ISL) should spent few crores in establishing academies to develop untapped youngsters and improve Indian football. “If ISL is spending Rs 600 crore for development of Indian football, then why not spend few crores for establishing academies in their respective areas … eight franchisees … eight academies is a good idea,” Nassiri told PTI in an exclusive interview here. Nassiri is in the city as a part of Star Sports “Young Heroes” project which aims to handpick sixteen most talented football players from schools across fifteen different cities. Nassiri said India, with the kind of vast resources, wealth and talent, has only two academies, but a tiny country like Nepal has four. “Creating academies is the only way to develop Indian football. Nepal has four academies and India has only two, in spite of boasting of vast resources, wealth and talent,” he said. Around the world, many countries in Europe, South-East, Gulf and Asian countries players of international quality are produced through academies, Nassiri said. “ISL should also invest on untapped youngsters to develop them into world class players. I am not saying they should not do it for senior players of the established players. However, investing more on untapped youngster will develop Indian football,” he said. All India Football Federation is planning to merge the I-League with the star-studded Indian Super League and Nassiri also supported the idea and said one league will help the football clubs to run their affair smoothly. Asked if he will accept offer for coaching an ISL team, Nassiri said, “If anybody including ISL wants to develop football by tapping untapped school players I will be ready to work but will not if their focus is on already established players.” MORE PTI BDN ATK ATKadvertisement
Chris Gayle loves partying and the Jamaican wasn’t going to shy away even after his side Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the Indian Premier League final to Sunrisers Hyderabad at home Sunday evening. Gayle, who has been in the eye of a storm over his recent sexually-charged comments, overcame indifferent form to smash a brutal 38-ball 79 but RCB failed to chase down 209 and lost their third IPL final. RCB and Gayle are known for their love for the good life. Right through the latest IPL season, Gayle, Virat Kohli, Shane Watson and the others were seen shaking a leg to the latest numbers. However, not surprisingly, none of Gayle’s superstar teammates gave him company in his latest tryst with the dance floor. After the heartbreaking defeat, none of Gayle’s usual companions were in the mood to party but that didn’t deter the big-hitting Jamaican. However, he had the young Sarfaraz Khan in tow but he preferred to stay away from the dance floor as Gayle showed off his moves to Michael Jackson’s super hit ‘Thriller’. (Gayle loses Big Bash League contract after fresh sexism row ) During IPL 2016, Gayle fanned the sexism controversy by making a “very big bat” comment to a female from The Times. He then proceeded to ask Charlotte Edwardes if she had ever had a T’some. Earlier, during the Big Bash League, he had sparked another scandal by asking Australian TV presenter Mel McLaughlin out for a drink. When she was visibly uncomfortable, Gayle uttered the now infamous words, “Don’t blush, baby”. (Gayle likely to be in trouble with IPL bosses after sleazy comments ) Gayle, who left the IPL midway to be alongside his partner for the birth of their first daughter, had a middling season and was even dropped for four games after his return to India. He did find some form in the latter half of the tournament to finish with 227 runs from 10 matches including two fifties.advertisement
Former German tennis star Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a court in London after failing to pay a “substantial” long-standing debt since 2015.Lawyers for the the three-time Wimbledon champion pleaded with a Bankruptcy Court registrar today to allow Becker a “last chance” to pay off the debt.But Registrar Christine Derrett, who recalled watching Becker play on Centre Court, ruled there was a lack of credible evidence the outstanding payment would be forthcoming and refused to adjourn the case.”One has the impression of a man with his head in the sand,” she said of the six-time major winner after making the bankruptcy order following a brief hearing.The bankruptcy application was made by private bankers Arbuthnot Latham and Co. in connection with a judgment debt owed them by Becker dating back to 2015.The German’s lawyers had argued there was sufficient evidence to show that he would be able to pay the debt soon through a refinancing arrangement, involving remortgaging a property in Mallorca, which was expected to raise six million euros (6.7 million).His advocate told the registrar his instructions from Becker were that it was expected the deal would be approved by a Spanish bank in approximately one month.Becker’s advocate said his client was not likely to benefit from bankruptcy and it could have an adverse effect on his “image”.But the judge responded: “He should have thought about that a long time ago.”She added: “It is not often the case that a professional person has a judgment (debt) outstanding against them since October 2015. This is a historic debt.”advertisementBecker split with former world number one Novak Djokovic last December following three successful years together, the Serb winning six of his 12 Grand Slam titles with Becker as coach.