Miller faces stiff Contender challenge from Canada’s Cotroni

first_imgJamaican Gregory Miller, faces an uphill battle tonight at the Chinese Benevolent Association on Old Hope Road in St Andrew, when he tackles Canadian Francesco Cotroni over five rounds, in the preliminaries of the Wray & Nephew 2017 junior middleweight Contender boxing series. Miller, who has had only one professional fight, is going up against a seasoned fighter, whose record is 11 wins, eight losses and a draw. The Jamaican made his debut as a professional in the Contender series on March 25, 2015, against Barbadian Deryck Richmond. He was totally defensive in that bout, and lost by unanimous decision. Since then, he has migrated to Canada and has been training there. He told The Gleaner yesterday that he has had great coaching from trainers there, and said that he is ready to give a great performance. Miller has been in hard training in Jamaica for the past few months, for this return to the series, and one can only wait to see whether this has prepared him well enough, for what will undoubtedly a stern test tonight. Cotroni, who is from Montreal, was bubbling with excitement yesterday, and is entering the contest with the hope of taking the next step towards the title. “I can’t wait to get into the ring. Jamaica is nice and hot, unlike Montreal, where it is now 10 degrees. I am anxious to get into the ring and win this my first fight in the series. I plan to win this competition, so I have to beat anyone who comes into the ring to challenge me,” Cotroni said in the build up to the fight. AGGRESSIVE CONTENDER Cotrini, who is seeded at No. 4 on the Canadian team, has a reputation of being an aggressive competitor, and has been a pro since 2011. He has won five of his fights inside the distance and has himself been stopped four times. His last fight was on October 22, last year, when he lost to Paul Bzdel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, by unanimous decision over 10 rounds. This is the fifth week of the Contender series, and so far Jamaicans have won three times and Canada once. The winner of the series will receive $2 million, the runner-up $500,000, third place $250,000 and fourth $200,000.last_img read more

Tatum, Celtics 3-0; Summer League set for tournament stage

first_imgJayson Tatum #11 of the Boston Celtics stands on the court during a 2017 Summer League game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boston won 70-64. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPJayson Tatum might not need long to win his first championship with the Boston Celtics.The Celtics improved to 3-0 in the NBA Summer League on Tuesday with an 88-83 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Tatum, the No. 3 pick in the draft, had 15 points and six rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Boston, winner of a record 17 NBA championships, is one of six undefeated teams after the preliminary stage on the campus of UNLV.The Memphis Grizzlies also are 3-0 after overcoming 37 points from Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell in an 84-81 overtime victory. Mitchell, the No. 13 pick from Louisville, added eight steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Toronto is the No. 1 seed, followed by Cleveland, Dallas, Memphis, the Clippers and Boston, as the tournament stage begins. The top eight seeds have byes until Thursday’s second round, while Nos. 9-24 are scheduled to play Wednesday.A look at the six games played Tuesday, including one that went to sudden death: BULLS 82, WIZARDS 73Lauri Markkanen bounced back from a poor performance with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bulls over the winless Wizards.Markkanen, the No. 7 pick from Arizona, missed all 10 3-point attempts and went 1 for 13 overall in a loss a night earlier.Antonio Blakeney led Chicago (1-2) with 23 points while Denzel Valentine, who also struggled Monday, contributed 15 points and six rebounds.Sheldon McClellan scored 20 points for Washington (0-3).MAVERICKS 78, HEAT 73Yogi Ferrell, a second-team All-Rookie selection, scored 23 points to lead the Mavericks in the battle of unbeatens.No. 9 pick Dennis Smith Jr. added 16 points and five assists as Dallas improved to 3-0.Okaro White had 17 points and 11 rebounds, while rookie big man Bam Adebayo had 13 points and nine boards for Miami (2-1). Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer View comments Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission MOST READ Dillon Brooks came off the Memphis bench for 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including a 3-pointer with a minute left in OT. The former Oregon star finished the game by blocking Mitchell’s tying 3-point attempt with 0.2 seconds to play.Wayne Selden added 17 points and Wade Baldwin IV had 15.Mitchell scored 14 points in the fourth quarter before Travis Leslie tied it with a jumper with 2.6 seconds to go in regulation. Utah fell to 0-3.TIMBERWOLVES 78, WARRIORS 76, 2 OTC.J. Williams made a floater in the lane in the sudden-death second overtime to give Minnesota its second straight victory.Matt Costello had 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Williams also scored 14 points for the Timberwolves (2-1). Perry Ellis and Marcus Paige each had 13.Patrick McCaw scored 20 points and Bryce Alford had 16 for the Warriors (0-3), while Jordan Bell provided the defense. The second-rounder from Oregon finished with 11 rebounds, six blocks, five assists and five steals.SPURS 99, TRAIL BLAZERS 85Bryn Forbes scored 35 points, making six 3-pointers, as the Spurs improved to 2-1.Caleb Swanigan, the No. 26 pick out of Purdue, led Portland (1-2) with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite CELTICS 88, 76ERS 83Jabari Bird also had 15 points for the Celtics, going 7 of 10 from the field. Demetrius Jackson scored all of his 14 in the fourth quarter, while Ante Zizic had 12 points and 13 rebounds.Jaylen Brown played just 13 minutes, scoring seven points before leaving with a bruised thigh.Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot had 16 points for the 76ers (1-2).GRIZZLIES 84, JAZZ 81, OTADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lakers sign Caldwell-Pope for 1 year, $18 millionlast_img read more

Experts Say Africa Needs Better PR

first_imgCommunication professionals from across Africa are resolving to project a positive image of the continent. Experts gathered by the 40-year-old Africa Public Relations Association (APRA) say the Western world mostly focuses on negative issues in Africa, even while there are so many positive things happening on the continent. Bernard Solo, lecturer at the University of Calabar in Nigeria, said Africa’s image has been painted by Western media outlets in particular as that of a continent that is riddled with strange diseases, poverty, heavily indebted, conflict prone and ablaze in war.“We have been [seeing] unfortunate stories on Africans drowning in the Mediterranean, but what we don’t [see] is success stories of African flying back from Europe with PhDs, with MBA’s and with Bachelor’s degrees to come back to Africa and start companies that contribute positively to the development of GDP’s of our respective economies. Let’s take on the few positive aspects on Africa and build up that then people will start having a different perspective of what is happening in Africa,” said Solo.Charles Nklonzo from Day Star University in Kenya said the dark image of Africa is a result of many of its leaders’ failures to assure governance and accountability and to practice democracy. He said many African leaders care more about maintaining power than attending to pressing needs of the people they are supposed to serve.“When you look at what is happening in Africa, we have Boko Haram, in East Africa we have al-Shabab, Mediterranean issues around there and in the south we have the xenophobic issues. These are issues that leaders must not sit back and assume that somehow they will fade away tomorrow. For example in Kenya, where al-Shabab is a big issue, how does my government work to ensure that Kenya is portrayed not just like everywhere in Kenya is hit by al-Shabab? And the same happens in Nigeria, the same happens in Mediterranean, even South Africa,” said Nklonzo.Lionel Tousse, a Cameroonian-born public relations expert, said Africa is given a horrible image because African states and organisations pay particular attention to negative issues and neglect to communicate positive developments on the continent. He said the APRA meeting in Yaounde has decided to work with governments to build a positive image of the continent.He said that after more than 50 years of independence for most African states, it is high time for its people to communicate positively and sell the image of their continent. He said there is need for all countries, all civil society organisations and all African enterprises to manage their reputations by setting up image building structures managed by Africans for an efficient practice of public relations.Bogwa Djeroge, an APRA official in Kenya, said experts are unanimous in believing that the reality of much of Africa is quite different from the perceptions outsiders have, and have resolved to work with the African Union to tell more positive stories about their continent.“What we want to do is to come up together, telling our own story. Go to West Africa, there are so many projects that are being initiated; our tourism industry is booming. We have the most ambitious infrastructure in Kenya today. If you look at our education system, it is superb. We are sending out so many graduates and these are the stories that we want to talk about. Stories of hope, stories of success, not stories of despair like have been exercised by the foreign media,” said Djeroge.The International Monetary Fund predicts Africa will have the highest rate of economic growth in the world over the next decade, and domestic industries and foreign investors are already taking advantage of this growth by investing in the continent. – VOAShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President Granger reaffirms commitment to malaria fight at London Malaria Summit

first_imgPresident David Granger in his presentation at the Malaria Summit in London Wednesday proposed a four-pronged international approach to tackling the disease that kills millions annually.Malaria remains one of the leading causes of death in Guyana in terms of communicable diseases; therefore, the President said the country was committed to halving the number of malaria cases and deaths by the year 2023.President David Granger during the eighth Commonwealth Heads of Government MeetingFrom the 2015 baseline of 8329 cases, the Guyanese leader said significant national progress has been achieved in reducing the malaria cases.“The total number of new cases declined by 60 per cent between 2010 and 2015. Malaria, unfortunately, despite these gains is highly resilient; a five per cent increase in new cases was recorded in 2016 and again in 2017,” the President told leaders.The highest incidence of these cases, the Head of State informed the summit, was recorded in the forested areas of Guyana where mining is the principal economic activity.The President then proposed the four-pronged international support strategy to combat the communicable disease be directed towards protecting citizens against its spread by the transfer of technologies from developed to developing and poor countries.“It involves preventing and limiting vector-borne infections by the dissemination of quality health information; it involves providing improved tools for diagnosing and identifying active cases of malaria regardless of species and finally, by procuring high-quality combination malaria treatment to ensure full cure of infected persons and to avoid drug-resistant malaria,” he posited.The November 2017 World Malaria Report showed that progress made to fight malaria had stalled, which posed the risk of all the work done so far becoming undone, or at worst, a resurgence.As a result, the anti-malaria community united to put on the Malaria Summit in London, under the theme, “Ready to beat Malaria.”last_img read more

Stoke City boss lauds ‘intelligent’ Arsenal star Sanchez

first_imgStoke City manager Mark Hughes lauded Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez for his ‘intelligent play’ following his side’s 3-0 loss at the Emirates.The Potters never looked like stemming the tide that has seen them lose 12 consecutive away fixtures to the north Londoners, and the Welshman highlighted the hosts’ £33million summer signing, who struck twice and assisted the other goal in a comprehensive win.When asked whether goalkeeper Asmir Begovic or Sanchez would be credited with the Gunners’ third goal, Hughes said: “He [Sanchez] is clever enough to understand that there might be an opportunity to get low and that’s what he’s done; he’s been rewarded for his intelligent play”.Stoke’s loss at the Emirates means they remain in 11th place, having failed to capitalise on Newcastle’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea yesterday.Hughes admitted that Stoke had failed to cope with their hosts and praised Begovic for keeping the score-line down: “Arsenal were a little sharper, quicker and more creative. On the day we were second best. I’m thankful that Asmir Begovic made two or three great saves in the first half to keep the score down.”last_img read more

Redlands’ Maynard testing coaching waters

first_imgREDLANDS — Mike Maynard’s 18-year tenure as football coach at the University of Redlands might be coming to an end. Then again, maybe not. Maynard is one of four finalists for the vacant head coaching position at Division II Western State College of Colorado. He will meet with school and community officials next Friday in Gunnison, Colo. He will be the second of four candidates to be interviewed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson He has guided the Bulldogs to nine conference titles and four Division III NCAA tournament playoff berths. Redlands has finished below .500 just three times in his tenure and never has been under that mark in conference play. The Bulldogs were 5-4 last season despite being decimated by injuries. Maynard and the three others were selected from a pool of 120 applicants. The other candidates also boast impressive resumes. They are: John Fassel, currently an offensive assistant coach for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. He previously was the head coach at Division II New Mexico Highlands in 2003 and 2004, leading the team to one of its most successful seasons in school history in 2004. He is the son of former New York Giants coach Jim Fassel.Pat Stewart, currently the defensive coordinator at Division II Nebraska-Kearney, which, like Western State, plays in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Stewart helped direct the Lopers to the conference title in 2005 and has been in that role since 2001. He also is a 1992 graduate of Western State, where he played four years. He served as a defensive assistant at the school from 1989 to 1993.Mike Gardner, currently the head coach at NAIA Tabor College of Hillsboro, Kan. He is 20-3 in his two years there with trips to the NAIA playoffs both seasons. Maynard said he informed school administrators of his decision to interview for the job, but he said he is following through with recruiting and other offseason details as if he were coming back. “I’m still the football coach at Redlands,” he said. “We had three recruits in here yesterday. We’re not going about anything any differently.” Western State was 2-8 the past season under Jeff Zenisek, who was 22-32 in his five years. Zenisek was terminated along with two assistants, Josh Fetter and Kevin Propernick. “In no way, shape or form am I unhappy here at Redlands,” Maynard said. “I still think I have one of the best jobs on the planet. If they were to offer me the job, everything about the job would have to knock my socks off to leave because I consider this my home. But I thought it would be good to test the waters.” Maynard has become a fixture in the community as the Bulldogs head coach the last 18 years, compiling a 109-55-1 overall record, highlighted by a 77-19 mark in conference play. center_img Maynard said the makeup of the staff would be addressed at the interview, but he assumes he would be able to bring in coaches of his choosing. 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


first_imgDDTV: A powerful new film which intimately documents the struggle faced by Island fishermen in Donegal over an eight-year period has been released.The film directed by Loíc Jourdain shows how the draconian measures imposed by EU legislators brought thel fishing industry amongst Island fishermen to its knees. Lead by one fisherman’s voice, John O’Brien, the film follows John’s very personal journey with his family and friends from Árainn Mhór Island and Tory Island over eight years.Since 2006, islanders from the communities of Árainn Mhór Island, Inis Bo Finne and Tory Island, in Donegal, Ireland, together with experts from around the world, have been working on common documents and actions that will help them to survive Government-led policies.It has allowed them to participate in the writing of new reform of the fishing policy which was put in place in 2014 for all European countries.The film will be shown in its entirety today at 3pm on Arranmore Island at the local community centre Ionad an Chrois Bhealaigh. The film was critically acclaimed upon its release in France in December and is expected to receive the same acclaim upon its release here in Ireland.To watch the superb trailer simply click play on the video above.DDTV: WATCH POWERFUL TRAILER WHICH DOCUMENTS ISLAND FISHERMEN’S STRUGGLES OVER EIGHT-YEAR PERIOD was last modified: April 10th, 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:DDTVEUFeaturesfilmfishermenISLANDERSnewsPowerfulquotaslast_img read more


first_imgGAA: Naomh Conaill have joined Kilcar in the hat for the last four of the Donegal SFC, but not before they were given a fright by a brave Termon side in Mac Cumhaill Park tonight.Naomh Conaill were red hot favourites following their hugely impressive display over St Eunan’s in the group stages of the championship.Termon squeezed through on points scored and many predicting a comfortable win for Naomh Conaill. However, it didn’t transpire that way and Termon produced a superb display which forced Martin Regan’s side to dig deep in order to get over the line.The game was played in difficult conditions due to the heavy rain that lashed the county all day and there was a stiff breeze blowing across the Mac Cumhaill park pitch.It was a low-scoring game with chances and scoring opportunities at a premium.Daragh Gallagher notched over three points in the opening period while Eoin Waide also registered for Naomh Conaill. Termon kept in touch with Naomh Conaill and went in at the break trailing by the minimum on a score-line of Naomh Conaill 0-04 Termon 0-03.In the second-period Naomh Conaill started brightly and raced into a four point lead but a lovely point from former Donegal star Johnny McCafferty brought it back to three points.Naomh Conaill were then rocked when Ricky Gallagher found the net after a brilliant move by Termon.The game was all level with 14 minutes left to play, but it was Naomh Conaill who showed the greater composure and points from Leon Thompson, Seamus Corcoran and Anthony Thompson put them back in command.Termon couldn’t pull back the three point deficit and bravely bowed out of the Donegal SFC after giving the Glenties a big scare. Termon will rue a missed goal opportunity by Daire McDaid in the first-half and a number of bad wide’s on reflection – and had they been more clinical they could now be preparing for a Donegal SFC semi-final.Martin Regand and Naomh Conaill are back in the semi-final of the Donegal SFC and will be relieved to be in tomorrow’s semi-final draw.DONEGAL SFC: BRAVE TERMON BOW OUT AS NAOMH CONAILL EDGE INTO THE LAST FOUR was last modified: September 12th, 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:GAAnewsSportlast_img read more


first_imgEditor of Donegal Daily, Stephen Maguire and chairman of the Northwest 10K James Boyle with the new souvenir t-shirts for this Sunday’s event.The North West 10k committee is opening a registration office at the Letterkenny Community this evening from 5-6.30 p.m.Runners and walkers are asked to come along and enter early as huge numbers are expected again for the charity event on Sunday.Collect your new souvenir 20th North West 10k t-shirt this evening also. Remember only the first 2,000 entered are guaranteed the new t-shirt.The registration office will also be open on this Thursday and Friday from 5-6.30 and on Saturday afternoon 3-6 p.m.GET YOUR FREE T-SHIRT AS NORTHWEST 10K REGISTRATION OFFICE OPENS was last modified: April 27th, 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) Tags:donegalNorthwest 10Kt-shirtslast_img read more


first_imgFIVE more people have been detained by Gardaí investigating prostitution in Letterkenny.Donegal Daily can reveal that this time a man suspected of using one of two brothels in the town was also arrested. He was naked when he was found by Gardaí.The four others were suspected prostitutes. All had been advertising their services on the Escort Ireland website.Two Romanian women were held after a raid on an address at Larkin’s Lane in Letterkenny last night.In a second Garda operation a woman from Ecuador, a woman from the Dominican Republic and a man from County Donegal were all detained at a house in St Eunan’s Court. The man was in a state of undress. A quantity of cash was also seized.Inspector Goretti Sheridan told us that representatives of a national charity which helps women exploited by criminal gangs were assisting Gardaí.Ruhama works with women affected by prostitution and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation.All those detained have been given Garda bail with several due to appear in court next month.“Investigations are continuing into all of these matters,” said Inspector Sheridan.Yesterday four Romanian women were ordered to leave Ireland on a flight from Dublin tomorrow morning. A Romanian man charged with brothel keeping was remanded in custody while his wife was remanded on bail.Several other investigations took place yesterday – with suspects in a car near Letterkenny court house quizzed for a time by Gardaí.5 HELD AS GARDAÍ SHUT DOWN TWO MORE LETTERKENNY BROTHELS was last modified: June 22nd, 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:arrestsbrothelsdonegalGardaletterkennyprostituteslast_img read more