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Jan
19

UFC rival Nate Diaz slams McGregor over boxing loss

first_imgAlthough he came up short against one of the best boxers to ever lace up a pair of gloves, Conor McGregor was widely praised by the mixed martial arts (MMA) community for his valiant effort against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last week.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’But not everyone was pleased with the Irish superstar’s crossover from the octagon to the boxing ring, especially his rival Nate Diaz, who chastised the UFC Lightweight Champion in a recent social media post.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis01:40Filipinos 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 LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Houston Rockets sold for $2.2 billion MOST READ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles In true Diaz fashion, he lashed out at his former adversary and described the “fight of the century” as “over promotion.”“He punched himself out the same way he lost in the Ufc there was no learning goin on..,” he wrote.“Bullsh** get off the nuts this the sh*t I’m talking about Bruce Lee would’ve never lost like that,” he added, along with another expletive hashtag and emoji.Diaz’s comments came after McGregor appeared to be winning the early rounds of the bout, before Mayweather picked up his rhythm en route to a TKO victory in the 10th round. The MMA fighter was visibly gassed mid-way to the fight—which Diaz knows all too well as McGregor’s cardio was also suspect the first time they fought at UFC 196 last year.Although Diaz’s smack talk is nothing new for MMA fans, it certainly sets up the stage for a a possible trilogy bout, when McGregor decides to return to the promotion.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Diaz won their first bout via rear-naked choke, while McGregor avenged that loss at UFC 202 via decision. /raRELATED STORIES:UFC: Trilogy bout with Nate Diaz should happen at 155 lbs, McGregor insistsUFC: Diaz not rushing McGregor trilogy, says he won both fightsSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 32-year-old lanky fighter reposted a photo from the UFC’s official Instagram page, which quoted McGregor as saying, “I Never Lose Either I Win Or I Learn.” View commentslast_img read more

Jan
12

Dawson Creek Soldier to receive service medal

first_imgA Dawson Creek man is receiving an award from the Governor General.Michaëlle Jean announced on Tuesday that she will be awarding one Meritorious Service Cross, Military Division, and five Meritorious Service Medals, Military Division, to individuals whose specific achievements have brought honor to the Canadian Forces and to Canada.Major Trevor Gosselin from North York, Ontario and Dawson Creek, will be receiving the award at a later date. Gosselin qualified for the award after he commanded the Battle Group Tank Squadron in Afghanistan from August 2007 to March 2008.- Advertisement -According to the Governor General’s website, Gosselin united soldiers from different units into a seamless fighting force. He has extensive knowledge of armor capabilities, limitations and tactics. Major Gosselin’s inspirational leadership and tactical acumen enhanced his squadron’s combat effectiveness.The Governor General will announce the award ceremony at a later date.last_img read more

Dec
30

Exclusive! Joey Barton reveals he SNUBBED new West Ham offer to join Burnley

first_imgJoey Barton has told talkSPORT he rejected renewed interest from West Ham to play under Sean Dyche at Burnley.Barton had been on the verge of moving to Upton Park earlier this month before club chiefs scrapped the deal for the free agent in the wake of a fans’ backlash.He claims the Hammers tried to revive the deal over the weekend after suffering two straight defeats, but the 32-year-old didn’t feel wanted by them following their initial snub and instead opted to sign a one-year deal with Championship side Burnley.Speaking on Drivetime on Friday when he co-hosted the show, Barton explained: “West Ham decided two weeks ago they were going to go down a different route and all of a sudden after they lost to Bournemouth they decided they wanted to revive it, or their owner did – but it was instantly uncomfortable for me.“If they didn’t want me at the club or certain players at the club didn’t want me and they have been beaten twice and all of a sudden they need me… that is not me. I am an all or nothing person and if you want to get behind me, get behind me.”Barton also claims he had a big-money offer from a leading club in Switzerland but he says the draw of working under Dyche at Turf Moor was too strong – despite the big hit the former QPR man has taken in wages.He added: “There was a club in Switzerland who play in the Europa League who financially were the best deal out there for me. But I went to meet Sean and sat down and it was just a no-brainer. I walked out of the room thinking I have got to do this for many, many reasons.“It was just too good of an opportunity to turn down. I thought this is a place where I could go and enjoy my football, progress as a player, and be part of a good group. There is a real good spirit at the club.“I honestly couldn’t have missed the opportunity and I’m really, really humbled to be given the opportunity to play there.“When I signed for QPR, I did make a financial decision. After that went wrong, I swore to myself I would never make a financial decision again in my life because it really affected me.“That was the great thing about Burnley. The money bandied about in Switzerland was tax-free, it was a longer contract. Financially it was the best package out there, but I thought I have made that decision once, I am not doing that again.“I have had to go into Burnley and buy into their wage structure. I just want to be a part of it. The financial part is what it is. I have made a great football decision and I think time will justify it.”last_img read more

Dec
30

JUDGE GIVES DONEGAL ENGINEERING FIRM CHANCE TO TURN THEIR BUSINESS AROUND

first_imgA Donegal company whose owners asked a Judge to give a chance to get back on a sound financial footing has been placed into Examinership.Judge Keenan Johnson:The directors of Milford engineering firm Henry McGinley and Sons appeared at Donegal Circuit Court before Judge Keenan Johnston in Donegal Town.In the first case of its kind in the circuit court, barrister for the company Ms Eithne Reid-O’Doherty said the company, which employs ten people, has a strong chance of survival. The court heard the company once employed up to 30 people but had been forced to let go a number of people recently.It was also revealed how the McGinleys had tried their best to pay off their debts in recent years.An English company has still come after them for cash despite the fact that the company was still trying to pay a remainder of €13,000 from an overall six figure sum it had already paid off.Judge Johnston referred to the efforts to get back that money describing it as “using a hammer to crack a nut.” He said the McGinleys had worked hard and he thought they should be given a chance.“There are green shoots of recovery on the horizon and I would think it is in everyone’s interest that they given the chance to be able to turn the corner,“They are an employer in an employment blackspot and should be given every opportunity to turn it around,” he said.He also appointed Sean Carr of Vision Accountancy to the Examinership, agreed the Examinership for 70 days and adjourned the case until October 16 to allow responses from creditors. JUDGE GIVES DONEGAL ENGINEERING FIRM CHANCE TO TURN THEIR BUSINESS AROUND was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:donegalengineering firmHenry McGiney and SonsJudge Keenan JohnstonMilfordlast_img read more

Dec
25

ALERT: DONEGAL GARDA CHASE SUSPECT GOES ON THE RUN

first_imgEmergency personnel at the scene of last Wednesday’s crash in Letterkenny.BREAKING NEWS: A suspect in a 60km Garda chase across County Donegal is on the run tonight.Martin Stokes, who is 20 and from Cornshell Fields in Derry City, was arrested by a Garda traffic corps officer in Letterkenny last Wednesday following a day of drama across the county. Gardaí from Glenties had pursued a Nissan Primera car from Ardara along a 60km route – via both main and side roads – before the chase came to an end in Letterkenny when the car crashed into another vehicle just outside the town’s fire station.Stokes was granted bail in Sligo District Court last Thursday, but was sent to prison for a week in relation to a previous case.However he was released on Saturday – and has skipped bail.This evening in Letterkenny Judge Paul Kelly issued a warrant for his immediate arrest after Stokes failed to appear at a sitting of the District Court.Stokes solicitor Patsy Gallagher said he had been told his client had been released from prison on Saturday, two days into a seven day sentence.Last Thursday’s court heard Stokes faced a total of 25 dangerous driving charges.The court heard from Garda Elaine Kavanagh, from Glenties Garda Station, that Stokes was also facing 11 other charges in connection with the alleged incident including failing to stop for members of An Garda Siochana and hit-and-run allegations relating to the De Valera Road crash.Traffic Corps Garda Paul McGee gave evidence of arresting Stokes in Letterkenny not long afterwards. Stokes was wearing just one shoe at the time.Judge Kevin Kilrane had set bail at €1,000 with an independent surety of €1,000 which had been met last Saturday and Stokes was released from prison.ALERT: DONEGAL GARDA CHASE SUSPECT GOES ON THE RUN was last modified: March 11th, 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:ArdaraDerryGarda chaseletterkennyMartin Stokeson the runlast_img read more

Dec
25

SHAMEFUL! TINY SCHOOL FORCED TO PAY FOR ITS OWN BUS SERVICE TO SURVIVE

first_imgMrs Catríona Gallagher (Patrick Gallagher Bus Travel) , Mrs NormaSummers (school principal), Mr Samuel Rankin (parent), Mrs StaceyTease (Board of Management), pupils from the school, Mr and MrsGilbert Allah-Mensah and Cllr Ciaran Brogan at this morning’s bus launch.A tiny two-teacher school has been forced to launch its own bus service to attract more pupils so it can survive.Trentagh National School, just ten minutes outside Letterkenny, has a proud history of education down through the years.But dwindling numbers has seen it battle to survive in recent years and the Department of Education is now threatening to reduce it to a one-teacher school. Ironically pupil numbers at the school is set to rise considerably in the next three years.But the Board of Management and principal Norma Summers are fearful the Government could reduce the teaching staff by 50% this September.Mrs Summers has pleaded to the Department to give them some breathing space.“We are simply asking the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn to back off and leave us alone for a year,” said Mrs Summers bluntly. The Board of Management has decided to run a bus service serving the Letterkenny and Kilmacrennan areas.This morning was its maiden voyage and it is hoped it will attract lots more pupils along the route in future months and years.Mrs Summers said the school is grateful to Cllr Brogan and other election candidates such as Cllr Ian McGarvey John Watson and Grace Boyle, along with her party colleague Deputy Joe McHugh who have been vocal in showing their support to smalll schools such as theirs.“The school is funding the service themselves, a position which we feel we have been forced into thanks to Minister Quinn’s determination to make life as difficult possible for small rural schools. “Trentagh National School is fighting back and we intend to win,” added principal Summers.Councillor Ciaran Brogan urged all local Government members to support the school’s plight. “Having met with the parents and members of the Board of Management, I can feel the pride and passion they have for their school. Th very fact that they now have to fund their own transport to get an extra two pupils for September I think is something the Government needs to look at as a matter of urgency.“It is very unfair to parents and the Board of Management that this is where their focus has to be .“Common sense should allow for the Minister to intervene at this stage. I am calling on the Government representatives in the county to go to the Minister directly about this matter,” he said.SHAMEFUL! TINY SCHOOL FORCED TO PAY FOR ITS OWN BUS SERVICE TO SURVIVE was last modified: May 19th, 2014 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:Bus serviceDepartment of EducationdonegalNorma SummersTrentagh Nationl Schoollast_img read more

Dec
24

Women’s Tennis Tops Grand Canyon, 5-2

first_imgStory Links 1. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Lo Pumo, Martina (GCU) 6-0, 6-0 6. Waschuk, Kylie (GCU) def. Kozlowski, Alex (DU) 6-0, 6-0 The Bulldogs swept the doubles point to take quick 1-0 lead. Summer Brills and Kenya Williams shutout Celina Buhr and Valetina Mokrova, 6-0, at No. 2, while Joely Lomas and Mela Jaglarz clinched the point with a 6-1 win at No. 3. Drake travels to California for a pair of midweek matches. The Bulldogs will square off against Cal State-Northridge on Wednesday, March 14 and UC Riverside on Friday, March 16. Singles competition Brills blanked Martina Lo Pumo, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 to give Drake the lead back, 2-1. Buhr defeated Williams in straight sets to knot the match up at 2-2. Freshman Liza Petushkova recorded the final win of the day as she earned a tough three-set victory, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3. Lomas gave the Bulldogs the lead for good with her 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 4, while Herder clinched the Bulldog victory, defeating Lana Rinaldi, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2. 2. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Rinaldi, Lana (GCU) 6-3, 6-3  Print Friendly Version Match Notes Box Score “I am really pleased on how the team bounced back from our match on Friday. Today, we were focused on coming out strong in doubles,” said Drake head coach Mai-Ly Tran. “We played a team (Grand Canyon) that plays a little different with a lot of lobs in doubles. We did a great job playing strong aggressive doubles and that set the tone for the match.” 2. Brills, Summer/Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Buhr, Celina/Mokrova, Valentina (GCU) 6-0 3. Lomas, Joely/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Waschuk, Kylie/Prudhomme, Autum (GCU) 6-1 Grand Canyon managed to tie the match up 1-1 with a win at No. 6 singles. 5. Buhr, Celina (GCU) def. Williams, Kenya (DU) 6-3, 6-3 Drake 5, Grand Canyon University 2Mar 11, 2018 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)  3. Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Occhipinti, Emilia (GCU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team topped Grand Canyon, 5-2, Sunday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. 1. Herder, Tess/Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Rinaldi, Lana/Occhipinti, Emilia (GCU) 6-2 “It was nice to have Joely back in the lineup. We definitely felt her presences in doubles and singles. She had a good win and it’s great to see her healthy again,” said Tran. 4. Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Mokrova, Valentina (GCU) 6-1, 6-3 Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,1,5,4,2,3) Doubles competitionlast_img read more

Dec
22

Man had €1,000 of cannabis in lunchbox

first_imgA man was found with more than €1,000 of cannabis herb in a lunchbox at his home.Shane O’Donnell appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with the sale and supply of drugs. Garda Inspector Sean Grant said detectives called to O’Donnell’s home at McClure’s Terrace in Letterkenny on September 22nd, 2016.They found a HTC mobile phone which he claimed was owned by his girlfriend.However, when they woke the woman, she said it belonged to O’Donnell.Gardai found pictures of cannabis herb on the phone which was later found in a lunchbox outside on a window ledge.O’Donnell, who is now aged 28, was arrested and later admitted being involved in the sale and supply of drugs in the Letterkenny area.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Gordan Curley, said his client had been studying computers at the LYIT and had become addicted to drink and drugs.He was selling the drugs to feed his habit.Mr Curley said that since the incident, O’Donnell had cleaned himself up and was now a store manager working six days a week in Claremorris, Co Mayo.Judge Paul Kelly ordered a probation report be carried out on O’Donnell.Man had €1,000 of cannabis in lunchbox was last modified: October 24th, 2017 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:cannabiscourtdrugsletterkennylast_img read more

Dec
21

Kyle Callahan drives in six, Humboldt Crabs offense stays hot in win over Solano Mudcats

first_imgArcata >> As the calendar has flipped from June to July, one thing has remained a constant for the Humboldt Crabs offense.They’ve scored early, they’ve scored often and it’s been all systems go for the past week.The red-hot Humboldt offense was on display once again Wednesday night, as the Crabs tied a season high with 20 hits and pulled away for a 16-8 win over the Solano Mudcats at the Arcata Ball Park.“Everybody seems comfortable and confident at the plate,” Crabs third baseman Kyle …last_img read more

Dec
20

A’s strengthen back end of bullpen with two-time All-Star

first_imgOAKLAND — After riding a strong bullpen to their first playoff appearance since 2014, the A’s appear to be looking to recreate that formula for 2019.The A’s have agreed on a two-year deal with veteran right-hander Joakim Soria. Jon Heyman of Fancred is reporting the deal is worth $15 million. Soria, 34, joins Fernando Rodney as yet another veteran reliever with closing experience to the club, having saved 220 games over 11 big league seasons. He appeared in 66 games with the White Sox and …last_img read more