Klitschko: KOs in both hands

first_imgJoshua, whose IBF heavyweight title will be up for grabs against Klitschko live on Sky Sports Box Office, offered “respect” to his veteran challenger’s fighting style but insisted he preferred to watch risk-takers inside the ring.Former unified world champion Klitschko said: “I think trainers and fighters have been studying my style and they are aware I can knock people out with both hands. I showed it many times.”I do have a lot of weapons. One of them is the jab. It depends how much Anthony is going to give me to use, and which weapon I’m going to choose.”Of Klitschko’s 53 stoppage wins in his 68 fights, five have come in the eights outings since spoiling David Haye’s challenge in 2011.He will be 41-years-old when he challenges the unbeaten Joshua at Wembley Stadium on April 29, but Klitschko insisted his most recent fight, a world title defeat against Tyson Fury, is not evidence of his decline.”Actually the opposite,” he said. “With age I got faster. And my endurance got better, my anticipation.”Until now I’ve seen progress. I always ask my team – you guys better tell me before I slow down, because maybe I won’t feel it. Just tell me if it’s there. So it’s not just my opinion. It’s the opinion of people who are close to me.”last_img read more

Bishop Hart Elected Archbishop, Internal Province of West Africa

first_imgThe Right Rev. Jonathan B.B. Hart, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia, was Thursday, May 1, elected archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa.The election took place at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Bishop Hart succeeds Archbishop Tilewa Johnson, who recently died of a heart attack in his native Banjul, The Gambia.As archbishop, Bishop Hart will preside over the dioceses of Bo and Freetown in Sierra Leone, and the dioceses of Guinea, The Gambia, Cameroon and Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Teen dies after falling off truck in Berbice

first_imgDead: Travis BlairA teenager died on Sunday evening after he allegedly fell off a moving truck, which was transporting a music system in the vicinity of the Number Five Village Public Road, West Coast Berbice.Dead is Travis Blair, 18, of Lot 118 Peters Street, Ithaca Village, West Bank Berbice. Reports are that the teenager, along with others, was at the back of the lorry, which was packed with several speaker boxes when one of the pallets shifted causing the young man to lose his balance and subsequently fall off the truck.Guyana Times understands that the now dead teenager and a group of youngsters had accompanied the owners and the DJ of the music system to a horse race meet at Rising Sun, West Coast Berbice, on Sunday and were heading home when the accident occurred.Blair, from all indications, sustained a broken neck upon landing on the roadway. An eyewitness told Guyana Times that the speaker boxes shifted on account of a heavy wind in the area. He noted that another young man managed to hold onto the rail and the screams of those in the back of the truck alerted the driver to the mishap.Upon bringing the vehicle to a halt, the driver and the group of young men ran towards Blair and found him in an unconscious state. He was bleeding profusely from the head. He was picked up and taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Shevon Nicholson, an aunt of the dead teenager, explained that she was informed of the incident by way of a telephone call: “We get the call that he fall off the canter and we rush to the scene, by time then the ambulance did taking him to Georgetown Hospital, we drive behind the ambulance; before we reach, them said he dead.” Blair would frequent events at which the “Thunderbolt” music system was hired to play.He was described as a very helpful individual. He leaves to mourn his parents and two siblings. The driver of the truck was taken into Police custody and is assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

Brothers of faith celebrated Passover on the battlefield

first_img“The captain decided we should celebrate Passover, so the company cooks rounded up chickens and vegetables from the German farmhouses to prepare the meal, and I supplied the matzo and wine,” Sol said. “The only problem was there were only nine Jews in the whole company, and we needed one more for a minyan (the minimum number of men for a prayer service). “We were pulling our hair out trying to find that 10th Jew when a Catholic chaplain walked up and asked if he could be the 10th man. We looked at each other and said, `Sure, why not?”‘ So there they were, nine Jews and one Catholic celebrating Passover – the exodus of the Jews from Egypt – on a battlefield in Germany. “It went great except for the wine,” Sol remembered. “We were each supposed to drink four cups, but we only had one small bottle of Manischewitz for 10 guys. Each cup was only a few drops. “Other than that, it was perfect. Afterward, the chaplain gave each of us a hug. He had tears in his eyes. “He reminded us his boss, Jesus, was Jewish, and the Last Supper was a Passover celebration.” Jews, Christians – didn’t make any difference, Sol said. They were all brothers of faith standing out there on that battlefield in Germany 62 years ago breaking matzo and sipping Manischewitz. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The care package from home caught up with Sol Rothman while he was sitting in a foxhole on the front lines in Germany a few days before Passover in 1945. The German army was retreating and the war was winding down, but men were still fighting – and still dying. “What’d you get, Sol?” a couple of his buddies asked, eyeing the package and hoping it contained homemade cookies that their good buddy Sol would surely pass around. The 19-year-old ripped open the package and smiled. It wasn’t cookies. It was a Passover “kit” from his parents back in Brooklyn. A couple of boxes of matzo, a small bottle of Manischewitz wine and 10 Haggadas – books containing the order of the Seder service and prayers. “We had a new company captain named Silver, a red-haired Jewish gentleman,” said Sol, now 81, running his fingers across a Bronze Star for bravery, one of the proudest possessions of his long career as a medical doctor. The citation says Sol earned it at the Battle of the Bulge for crawling through heavy enemy fire not once, but twice to drag wounded buddies to safety. Sol always figured if the bullets didn’t get him that day, the pneumonia he was suffering from certainly would. Luckily, neither did. That was why a few months later, he was sitting in that foxhole opening a care package from home, and praying the war would finally end. last_img

New resources coming to Fort St. John Library

first_imgThe children’s multi-lingual collection will feature bilingual and first language children’s books in six of the most common first languages for newly immigrated families. German, Russian, Arabic, and Tagalog will be available initially while books in Hindi and Punjab will follow after.The library will be adding two iPad stations to the children’s area. The iPad’s will contain a variety of literacy based apps for pre-school children. The iPad stations will be available for use starting at noon until closing time at the library starting next Wednesday.Morgan Peletier of the Fort St. John Public Library will be meeting with the public from 1-3 p.m. on September 24 in the children’s area to go over the new additions.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Election results yield Ponte Vista concerns

first_imgHousing development seemed to weigh on RPV and Lomita voters. In examining the results of Tuesday’s local elections, one conclusion seems fairly evident: The proposed 1,950-unit Ponte Vista housing project in San Pedro looms as a potent issue for voters. One interesting post-election analysis comes from the Web site www.pontevista.blogspot.com. The blog notes that the three winners in the City Council election in Rancho Palos Verdes had unified positions calling for continued R-1 zoning on the site. That zoning designation would likely keep the number of homes built on the site to between 430 and 700. The three council incumbents – Tom Long, Douglas Stern and Steve Wolowicz – emerged victorious over two challengers, one of whom favored a Ponte Vista compromise that would include both single-family residences and multi-family development. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre That’s not to say Ponte Vista was the deciding issue in the Rancho Palos Verdes vote, but the development sits on a key Peninsula access route just outside Rancho Palos Verdes. Whatever gets built in that area will certainly have a bearing on traffic in the region. In addition, Ponte Vista seemed to be on the minds of Lomita voters in their City Council election. Voters ousted incumbent Mark Waronek, who once did consulting work on behalf of Ponte Vista. The negative campaign waged against Waronek seemed to raise enough doubts in people’s minds to elect challenger Ken Blackwood. Like their neighbors in Rancho Palos Verdes, Lomita voters may also have worries about the project’s potential effects on their city. The election results follow the release in August of a report by a citizens advisory committee appointed by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn. That panel opposed a 1,950-unit development, and a majority of its members favored R-1 zoning. Certainly, the election results are not the last word on the Ponte Vista development. And granted, the countywide voter turnout on Tuesday was only 12.3 percent and may not reflect the thinking of all registered voters. (One can estimate the turnout in Rancho Palos Verdes to have been at least 22 percent.) But we suspect the numbers may cause other elected leaders to be circumspect before embracing a future political compromise for development in that area. 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

SHOCK REPORT! Liverpool striker targeted by Serie A giants

first_imgNapoli could make a surprise move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge should they sell Arsenal and Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain this summer.The London clubs, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, are keen on signing Argentine hotshot Higuain when the transfer window opens and it appears that Napoli are drawing up plans for his departure.And now sources in Italy have claimed that Liverpool and England forward Sturridge is on their list of potential replacements.The 26-year-old has suffered badly with injuries since arriving from Chelsea for £12m in January 2013.In over three years he has started just 48 Premier League games for the club but his return of 38 goals – in a total of 61 top-flight appearances – is testament to his ability.And now Italian outlet Per Sempre Napoli has claimed that the Serie A club are ready to hand Sturridge the chance of a fresh start in Italy.The forward has recently returned to the first team following a two-month lay-off through injury and has since started five games in a row, scoring twice. Daniel Sturridge in action for Liverpool 1last_img read more


first_imgLocals and tourists gathered in Carrigart last weekend to enjoy workshops, exhibitions, music and tours at the fourth annual Féile Carraig Arts & Culture festival.The core objectives of Féile Carraig Arts & Culture are to boost community morale by promoting social inclusion, raising the profile of local artists and to boost the local economy through arts.These were achieved through a wide range of events catering for all ages. The festival began with a tea dance at the Mevagh Day Centre where locals gathered to dance and share stories of times gone by.Over the weekend hundreds of people visited the Hay Hall where local artists displayed their finest work for the duration of the festival; such a variety of artistic talent was seen and highlighted just some of the hidden talent that lies within the parish of Mevagh.With all workshops free of charge it was inevitable they would fill up quickly. Participants enjoyed creative writing, outdoor photography, Irish dancing, storytelling, a puppet show, drawing, toddlers, juniors and teen arts and trad school lessons including tin whistle, accordion and fiddle workshops at Teach John Mickey Bans, the Mevagh Family Resource Centre, the Parochial Hall, Doe Castle and the Bewglass Centre.Workshops for both adults and children were held over Friday and Saturday and had a full attendance. Emma Lou Kerr and Art Farms art workshops allowed children, toddlers and teenagers to explore their artistic skills, each leaving with their own piece of art for pride placing at home.Martin Fleming’s outdoor photography workshop taught participants how to capture a perfect sunset overlooking Tramore Beach.Wayne O’Connor’s Revolting Rhymes workshop brought Roald Dahl’s stories alive in a reimagined and suitably revolting way in the Bewglass Centre.The Open Mic Night of music, song and poetry on Friday night in Logue’s Bar unveiled even more local talent and offered a platform for local and visiting performers to share their talent with a packed and enthusiastic audience.It was hosted by John McNutt who kept the night flowing with music. On Saturday morning a group of Ramblers braved the hills of Carrigart to enjoy a 8k walk and take in the stunning scenery.Many continued their day at Doe Castle joining Geraldine Murray’s drawing day to capture the stunning view.Afterwards The Trial of Ogma Family Treasure Hunt took place in Mulroy Estate where families explored the surroundings and hunted their treasure in the mystical, magical candlelit Mulroy Forest.Marina Anderson, originally from Glen, also held a solo exhibition in the Olde Glen Bar for the duration of the festival and continues until Friday 29th August. On Saturday afternoon children were delighted with the ‘Monsters & Things’ Puppet show by magician Jay Ryan who amazing his crowd with magic tricks!Locals were also given the opportunity to learn or practice their tin whistle, fiddle or accordion playing skills in Teach John Mickey Bans at Trad School, a new event for the festival based on last year’s feedback.Everyone proudly played their new skill for the crowds at the end of the workshop.On Saturday and Sunday talented artists took to the streets of Carrigart with crafts stalls displaying and selling their fine craftsmanship’s to eager crowds who also enjoyed music sessions on the main street organised by Jasmine Carney.Other musical highlights included Patsy Dan the King of Tory, DD and the Delta Boys, Stray and the Hot Tamales.Music enthusiasts gathered from all over the world to hear the King of Tory and his guests in the Carrigart Hotel on Saturday night, a traditional session was enjoyed by all and Patsy was delighted to be back playing in Carrigart for the festival for the third year running.On Sunday afternoon Eve McGettigan’s Irish dancing workshop saw groups of children learn to dance in just under two hours.Another highlight of the festival was the Church Crawl led by Bruce Campbell around the Presbyterian Church, the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and then St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Carrigart.Large crowds gathered to take advantage of the unique talk.Afterwards a popular craft beer tasting workshop in Logue’s offered participants the chance to taste craft beers from around the world.A family fun day in the Strand Park also took place on Sunday afternoon. Parents brought their children to enjoy bouncy castles, falconry, face painting and balloon modelling.The strand park was the perfect location for such an event, overlooking the stunning surrounding views.For the first time Féile Carraig Arts & Culture organised their own Sea Themed Carnival Parade.Both locals and tourists participated in a colourful and creative display of all things ‘maritime’.Children and adults dressed up in colourful costumes before taking to Carrigart Main Street to bring a spectacular close to Féile Carraig Arts & Culture 2014 in front of hundreds of people who lined the streets in awe.The festival committee were overwhelmed once again with attendances at this year’s festival.Awareness of the festival is continuing to grow year on year and they are already very excited for next year’s event!Locals are beginning to take more interest in the festival and the committee would like to invite any feedback or people wishing to get involved to contact them either on Facebook or by calling 085 136 0837.The festival has been described by locals as a unique one, which has inspired them to develop their creative and artistic skills.The key to its growth is to keep the emphasis on ‘local’.A raffle draw will take place in the coming days where locally donated prizes will go to several lucky winners who purchased raffle tickets over the weekend.The festival committee have expressed their gratitude to everyone who participated, volunteered or donated to this year’s festival; they sincerely hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend in Carrigart and look forward to seeing you all again next year.PICTURE SPECIAL- FOURTH FÉILE CARRAIG ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL A MASSIVE SUCCESS was last modified: August 27th, 2014 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:FeaturesFéile Carraig Arts Festivalnewspicture speciallast_img read more


first_imgA Ballybofey man has been jailed for 18 months for robbing a Chinese Takeaway in Convoy.The Gaolee restaurant in ConvoyLetterkenny Circuit Court was told how Gardai received a report of a robbery at the Gao Lee Restaurant on March 12th, 2011. They had been told the restaurant had been held up by two men – one brandishing a knife and the other a screwdriver.The restaurant’s cash till had been stolen with just €20 in it as it had been emptied earlier.Gardai identified Leo Marley (22), whom they knew already, in the area.Another man, Stephen McCafferty from Lawnsdale, Ballybofey, was found with the cash till and has already been dealt with by the courts.He was jailed for 18 months at an earlier sitting.Gardai told the court that Marley, of 15 Glenview Park, Ballybofey, had suffered from drug problems.Marley had told the court he was drug-free but a Garda witness said he was not fully sure if this was the case.Judge John O’Hagan said there was simply no excuse for what Marley did.He said the men were “on a rampage” and had planned the robbery.“Whether they were drunk or under the influence you cannot go into a person’s property and threaten violence,” he said.The court heard that Marley, who was in court with his girlfriend, had 14 previous convictions.Judge O’Hagan sentenced Marley to 18 months in jail.Marley’s girlfriend sobbed in the court and accused Gardai of telling lies about her partner.MAN JAILED FOR ROBBING CHINESE RESTAURANT was last modified: May 2nd, 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:convoyGaolee restaurantLeo Marleylast_img read more


first_imgTHE pensioner robbed in her home near Kerrykeel at the weekend had been fighting cancer.Heike Muller has been living outside the village since moving there more than 20 years ago from her native Germany.She is a valued member of the local community. Shocked friends and neighbours say the much-loved 75-year-old – known for her healing hands – has been left extremely upset by the attack.They are outraged after three men pushed her to the ground and shook her over and over again demanding money.They three men – all with local accents – left empty-handed as Mrs Muller didn’t have any money at her home last Saturday night.“She has been recovering from cancer and to attack her in this way is sickening,” said one friend last night. Gardai in Milford are investigating the case.Inspector Michael Harrison has thanked the local community for the calls received in the case.He described the attack as “evil.”An 88-year-old woman was also robbed in Glengad on Saturday night. She came home from Mass to find her house ransacked. PENSIONER ROBBED IN HER HOME HAS BEEN FIGHTING CANCER was last modified: December 24th, 2013 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)last_img read more