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Rough diamonds in the suburbs

first_imgThe character home at 104 Jubilee Tce, Bardon.THESE diamonds in the rough could be your budget-friendly entry into some of Brisbane’s most sought-after suburbs. In Camp Hill, a post-war residence at 39 Newman Ave is solidly constructed but in need of an update. The house is on an 810sq m block in a leafy street with never to be built out city views. Set across two levels, the home has dated carpet just begging to be ripped up and a galley kitchen that needs reconfiguring. On the upside, the open-plan lounge and dining area and the sunroom are flooded with light and feature high ceilings. This cottage 104 Jubilee Tce, Bardon, is screaming out for a revamp.This home has high ceilings, VJ walls and decorative breezeways as well as timber floorboards that are covered by a variety of floor coverings. The property is on an elevated but sloping 832sq m block with a lovely outlook and breezes. Inside, the living areas are all separate with a formal lounge room, a dining room looking out over the backyard and an eat-in kitchen with cabinetry best described as retro. The bathroom looks a little more modern but is screaming for a revamp, and the home offers three bedrooms. The property is on the market through Daniel Billingsley and Clinton Sippel of Couture Realty. The property at 167 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane, has character features and is on a waterfront block.Inside, the layout includes separate lounge and dining rooms, a somewhat updated kitchen, a sunroom, four bedrooms with a walk-in robe and ensuite to the master, and a family bathroom. Downstairs there is a study, bathroom and large storage space. The house is just waiting for the right owner to turn it into a character beauty befitting its waterside location. It is being marketed by Wendy Bell and Alastair Bell of LJ Hooker Kangaroo Point and will be auctioned on Wednesday, June 19, at 6pm.If you dream of rescuing a cute character cottage, take a peek inside 104 Jubilee Terrace, Bardon. center_img The home at 39 Newman Ave, Camp Hill, could benefit from a makeover. There are also two bedrooms with built-in robes, large laundry room, two toilets, a bathroom and a multipurpose room with storage. Upstairs, a more recent addition includes a living area, bedroom and bathroom. The home is being marketed by James Curtain and Chris Dixon of Place Woolloongabba and is going to auction on Saturday, June 15, at noon. If you want a renovator’s dream on the river, be sure to check out the original Queenslander on Norman Creek at 167 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThis four-bedroom home’s character features include VJ walls, high ceilings, polished timber floors, bay windows and a wraparound veranda. It is on a 1222sq m block with pool and private jetty. last_img read more

Miss Peggy Lorraine “Miss Kitty” Eckerty

first_imgMiss Peggy Lorraine “Miss Kitty” Eckerty, age 63, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 15, 1953, in Logansport, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of, Clarence Edwin and Thelma Lorraine (Underwood) Eckerty. She was raised in Madison, Indiana where she was a 1971 graduate of the Madison Consolidated High School. Peggy earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary education in 1976 and her master’s degree in 1983, from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Peggy completed her student teaching at the Johnathan Jennings Elementary School in Charlestown, Indiana. Peggy was first employed in the Occupational Therapy Department for the Madison State Hospital in Madison, from 1971 to 1976. Miss Kitty was employed as a 4th grade teacher for the Switzerland County School Corporation from 1977 to 1978, in a classroom in the Old Gym. In 1979, she began teaching at the Jeff-Craig Elementary School in Vevay, until 1996, where she taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade. Miss Kitty was currently teaching 4th grade for the Switzerland County Elementary School in East Enterprise, since 1996. Peggy established the Student Council program at the Switzerland County Elementary School. Every year, Peggy enjoyed coordinating and planning the Veterans Day Program at the Switzerland County Elementary School where she also sang all the official military songs. Miss Kitty was very active in the 4th grade Little Hoosiers History Club that was held at the Jeff-Craig Elementary School and Switzerland County Elementary School. Superintendent Mike Jones presented Peggy with a school bell in honor of her many years of teaching also shared with her that the Little Hoosiers History Club will be named the Peggy Eckerty Little Hoosiers Club. Peggy loved Indiana and loved to give her students a taste of Pioneer Day’s in Indiana. She was the coordinator of Pioneer Day that was held at the Switzerland County Elementary School. She was recognized by the Indiana Historical Society and awarded the prestigious “Caleb Mills Indiana History Teacher of the Year Award.” If you asked her students about her classes, they would have told you she was strict, fair, fun, and made Indiana History come to life. Peggy was a member of the Julia L. Dumont Literary Club where she was a past president, secretary and treasurer. She was a member of the Markland Baptist Church in Markland, Indiana, where she was a much-sought-after vocalist in the church and in her community. She was a member of the Vevay Music Club, where she participated and volunteered to benefit the Hoosier Theater and scholarships fundraising events. She worked tirelessly for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, where she obtained donations for “Relay for Life” and participated in the “Survivors Walk” every year. She was a former member of the Milton, Kentucky Women’s Club. Peggy was raised in the First Baptist Church in downtown Madison and was active in every program in the church. She was a member of the Indiana State Teacher’s Association, Switzerland County Teacher’s Association and the National Education Association. She served on the scholarship committee for the Community Foundation of Switzerland County and served on the Danglad Scholarship Committee. Peggy enjoyed singing church hymns and volunteering her time to serve her community. She also enjoyed shopping, swimming, talking on the phone, watching the “Young and the Restless”, the “Game Show Network”, “The Golden Girls” and spending time with her family, close friends, and her fur babies. The average person could not hope to keep up with her pace as she made her lists, planned her attack, and sought to educate our youth and community, yet if you would have asked her or complimented her, she would always deny that she did anything special. Miss Kitty, you will forever live in our hearts and in the Switzerland County community. We will forever miss your immense smile, your tender heart and your infectious laugh. You were an asset to the Switzerland County School Corporation where you dedicated your life to educating students for 38 years. She fought a gallant battle against breast cancer for the past 12 years. Peggy went to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:10 am, Saturday, August 13, 2016, at her residence in Madison, Indiana. Peggy is now rejoicing in the angels choir.Peggy will be dearly missed by her mother: Thelma Lorraine (Underwood) Eckerty of Wilkinson, IN; her sisters: Judy Eades and her husband: Phil of Madison, IN; Pam Flowers and her husband: Chuck of Brown County, IN; Becky Burch and her husband: Jerry of Hanover, IN; Lisa Singer and her husband: Bob of Madison, IN and Susan Pyle and her companion: Jim McRoberts of Wilkinson, IN; her nieces and nephews: Carla Krebs, Janeen Blair, Beth Ann Skirvin, Scott Eades, Chuck Flowers, Kim Evans, Jeff Burch, Andy Burch, Angie Lockwood, Michele Turner, Brian Singer, Christi Bruer, Adam Pyle and Jared Pyle; her great-nieces and great-nephews; her 2-great-great nephews; her siamese cat: Precious Joy Eckerty of Madison, IN; her Vevay family: Rodney Nay, Sally Nay & Morgan Nay; Roger Nay, Luann Nay, Kayla Nay & Laura Nay Reagan and her numerous dear friends.She was preceded in death by her father: Clarence Edwin Eckerty; her adopted parents: Rev. and Mrs. Merris and Freda Dice; her loving siamese cat: Hope Eckerty, passed away in 2011.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Bobby Brundige Jr. & Pastor Mike Jones at the Switzerland County Elementary School, 12862 Highway 250 East Enterprise, Indiana 47019. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison, Indiana.Friends may call 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 18, 2016, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, Indiana 47250, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, August 19, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043 and 10:00 am until time of funeral service at the Switzerland County Elementary School, 12862 Highway 250, East Enterprise, Indiana 47019.Memorial contributions may be made to Miss Peggy Lorraine “Miss Kitty” Eckerty Endowment Fund for the field of education % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Rangers FC players get 10-day break

first_imgRelatedPosts Rangers postpone resumption Ahead 2020/21 season: LMC fixes date for Club Licensing application 2020/2021 Season: Rangers set resumption date Rangers International FC have approved a 10-day break for players following the four weeks suspension of all football activities by the nation’s football ruling authority, Nigeria Football Federation. The GM/CEO of the Flying Antelopes, Prince Davidson Owumi, urged the players to be conscious of the health situations around them during the break. The players were also challenged to maintain a high level of fitness during the break by the Technical Adviser of the side, Coach Salisu Yusuf, stressing that they could be called up earlier than expected should the league organisers, League Management Company, cut shot the suspension of the league. Owumi said: “This break is necessitated by the suspension order by the NFF on all football activities in the country and management in its wisdom wants its players to be with their various families in this challenging health period. “It is our belief that the players would maintain a high level of discipline and return after the break stronger to challenge for a top finish in the season.” Yusuf also said: “This is an emergency break but I hope we would be professional enough in our conducts so that we can maintain a high level of fitness when we return.” It can be recalled that the NFF midweek suspended all football activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging the world.Tags: Davidson OwumiFlying AntelopesLeague Management CompanyRangers FCSalisu Yusuflast_img read more

Record-breaking Hope brings Pride Super50 final berth … batsman hits century and bags five catches with the gloves

first_imgPRIDE inningsK. Brathwaite c Otto b Hosein 54K. Stoute b Cornwall 21S. Hope c Louis b Joseph 125J. Carter c Powell b Cornwall 0R. Chase c Hughes b Campbell 31A. Nurse c wkp. Hamilton b Campbell 0J. Holder not out 42C. Brathwaite c Hosein b Peters 27S. Dowrich not out 1Extras: (lb-3, w-10) 13Total: (7 wkts, 50 overs) 314Fall of wickets: 1-42, 2-119, 3-121, 4-204, 5-204 6-272, 7-305.Bowling: Hosein 10-0-37-1, Joseph 10-0-71-1 (w-5), Cornwall 10-0-53-2, Campbell 10-0-70-2 (w-2), Louis 4-0-29-0 (w-1), Hughes 2-0-15-0, Peters 4-0-36-1 (w-2).HURRICANES inningsM. Hodge stp. Hope b Nurse 63K. Powell c wkp. Hope b Holder 3J. Otto c Holder b Roach 1J. Hamilton c wkp. Hope b C Brathwaite 11C .Hughes c Hope b C Brathwaite 2R. Cornwall c Stoute b Benn 30O. Peters stp. Hope b Nurse 3A. Hosein c Chase b Nurse 28J. Louis not out 41J. Campbell c wkp. Hope b Roach 10A. Joseph c wkp. Hope b C Brathwaite 5Extras: (lb-2, w-4, nb-1) 7Total: (all out, 47.3 overs) 204Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-25, 3-39, 4-43, 5-93, 6-99, 7-139, 8-151, 9-177.Bowling: Roach 10-1-36-2 (w-2), Holder 7-0-28-1 (w-2), Benn 10-0-28-1, C Brathwaite 7.3-0-56-3 (nb-1), Nurse 10-0-37-3, Chase 3-0-17-0. A CENTURY of 125 from Shai Hope led the Barbados Pride to a dominant victory over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in their WICB Regional Super50 semi-final at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua last night.The Pride batted the Hurricanes out of the game, posting an impressive 314-7, before routing their opponents for 204. Barbados Pride will now go on to play the Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional Super50 final tomorrow.Choosing to bat, the Pride got off to a solid start with opener and skipper Kraigg Brathwaite scoring 54 in a partnership with Kevin Stoute, 21, worth 42.Hope’s innings was next, and he started slowly before accelerating to score his 125 from 108 deliveries.The number three batsman struck eight fours and five big sixes to bring up his total.There were a couple of wickets in the middle overs with Jonathan Carter, 0, and Ashley Nurse, 0, not contributing. However, lovely cameos from Roston Chase, 31, Jason Holder, an unbeaten 42 from 26 deliveries, and Carlos Brathwaite 27 from 11, helped push the total to something that is more achievable than not.Young West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph struggled, ending with figures of 1-71, while Jason Campbell was also expensive, going for 70, though he did bag two wickets in the effort.Rahkeem Cornwall was, not for the first time, the Hurricanes’ best bowler with figures of 2-53 from his 10 overs.Akeal Hosein was miserly, bagging 1-37 from 10. However, the absence of pacer Gavin Tonge was telling, as the Hurricanes used three bowlers to complete his complement of 10 overs.Those three bowlers, Jermiah Louis, 4 overs, none for 29, Chesney Hughes, two overs, none for 15, and Odelmo Peters, 4 overs, one for 36, combined to give up 80 runs in their 10 overs.In reply, the Hurricanes were always going to have to depend on the consistently good batting of their skipper, Kieran Powell, but a rising delivery from his counterpart Holder sent him packing for just three runs.The middle order of the Hurricanes had always been a little shaky, and today was no different, as Jermaine Otto 1, Jahmar Hamilton 11, and Chesney Hughes 2, all went cheaply.The early wickets meant there was no chance of chasing down the big total, and Montcin Hodge’s patient 63 was in vain.Apart from Hodge, only Cornwall, 30, and Hosein, 28, offered any real fight until Louis smashed a few towards the end of the innings to end unbeaten on 41.In bowling out the Hurricanes, an interesting statistic emerged, as Hope became the first regional cricketer to score a century and then be involved in seven dismissals.The wicketkeeper bagged five catches and had two stumpings in the innings where Carlos Brathwaite had 3-56, Ashley Nurse 3-37 and Kemar Roach 2-36. Holder ended with figures of 1-28, the same as Sulieman Benn.last_img read more

Other Sports Pooja Rani, Amit Panghal shine for India with gold in Asian Boxing Championship

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Bangkok: Amit Panghal (52kg) picked up his second successive gold medal of the year, while Pooja Rani (81kg) finished on top among the women to bring a fine end to India’s phenomenal campaign in the Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok on Friday. India ended the event with 13 medals — two gold, four silver and seven bronze medals —  in the tournament which was held simultaneously for men and women for the first time. Panghal, who won the Asian Games gold medal last year, defeated Korea’s Kim Inkyu in a unanimous decision. He came into the tournament on the back of gold at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in February in Bulgaria. The 28-year-old Pooja, a silver medallist at the event in 2012, struck gold among the women by defeating China’s Wang Lina. The Haryana-pugilist took to boxing against the wishes of her father, who relented after six months of pleadings by the boxer and her coaches in Bhiwani. She also has an Asian Games bronze medal, which she claimed in 2014.       However, national champion Deepak Singh (49kg), Kavinder Singh Bisht (56kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) signed off with silver medals among the men after contrasting losses. In the women’s draw, national champion Simrajit Kaur (64kg) ended with a silver medal.  The previous best by Indian men at this tournament was in 2009 when the team won a gold, two silver and four bronze and they equalled that performance this year. Shiva Thapa (60kg), Ashish (69kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) claimed bronze medals among the men this time. This was Panghal’s maiden international competition since moving up to 52kg from the 49kg division earlier this year. Panghal had won a bronze in the 2015 edition of the event.RELATED     Earlier, Deepak also put up a gutsy performance that failed to find favour with the judges. It was a bout in which both the boxers were mostly looking to counter-attack. Deepak’s focus was getting his straight punches across, while Mirzahmedov looked to connect right hooks occasionally. The Indian was a clear winner in the opening round but Mirzahmedov came back strongly in the second.     The Uzbek turned a shade defensive in the last three minutes, which gave Deepak a chance to assert himself. However, the final outcome was in favour of the Uzbek, much to the surprise of the Indian camp. Later, Ashish went down to Kazakhstan’s Tursynbay Kulakhmet in a unanimous decision.  In the women’s finals, national champion Simranjit squared off against China’s reigning world champion Dou Dan, before Pooja fought it out with Lina. Kaur took the ring first and lost in a unanimous decision to Dan. The Indian had her moments, especially in the second round, but was no match to Dan’s counter-attacks. Rani was in action in the last Indian bout of the day and was grit personified in her battle against Lina.      She started rather slow but picked up momentum as the bout progressed to fetch a split verdict from the judges. Settling for bronze medals among the women were veteran former champion L Sarita Devi (60kg), last edition’s silver-medallist Manisha (54kg), former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and world silver-medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg). highlightscenter_img This was Amit Panghal maiden gold in an international event in the 52kg.Pooja Rani had secured silver in the 2012 Asian Boxing Championship.Pooja Rani took to boxing against her father’s wishes.last_img read more

Great Manchester Run: Thousands Take Part Amid Security   Â

first_imgTens of thousands of runners pounded the streets during an emotional occasion for Manchester, days after the arena attack that killed 22 people.Armed police were stationed among spectators at the Great Manchester Run, the latest large-scale event to take place since Monday’s suicide bombing.  A huge round of applause for the emergency services followed a minute’s silence for the victims and casualties.  Runners set off under the banner #RunForManchester. “I heart Manchester” signs were dotted around the city, while runners and spectators are wearing yellow ribbons and bee symbols in a show of solidarity. Oasis hit Don’t Look Back in Anger was played on the loudspeakers following the minute’s silence, a song which was spontaneously performed by a crowdafter a silence in St Ann’s Square in central Manchester on Thursday. Poet Tony Walsh, who performs as Longfella, also read out his inspirational verse “Do Something” to the crowds. Early arrivals for the 10k race found more police than runners, their vans clustered around Portland Street and the start line. But as the junior run got under way there was little sign of trepidation among the crowd. Kids were smiling, their parents nervous. For security reasons? No, because they feared getting pipped to the line by their 10-year-old. As more runners arrived in the city, many of them streaming off trams at St Peter’s Square, some admitted to a level of anxiety about the events of Monday.  One man told me he didn’t want his wife and child to support him because of the presence of all the armed police. But their presence is a reassuring one, and the smiles on their faces are also etched on those competitors striding towards the start line. Asked why he was running, one man – Brian Leigh, 47, from Sale – summed it perfectly. “I’m running because I’m proud to be Mancunian.” Greater Manchester Police (GMP) gave the go-ahead for the athletics event, with additional security measures in force. It included Europe’s largest 10km run and, for the first time, a half-marathon. Insp Phil Spurgeon, of GMP, said he wanted to encourage everyone to see Manchester as “open for business” and thanked people for their support towards his officers and staff since Monday. “Support has come in many forms, from hugs and kind words to boxes of pizzas being delivered to police stations,” he said. “Just today, a lady who wanted to do her ‘bit’ for Manchester has arranged for a delivery of 2,400 tea bags to be brought to us to be able to make a warm brew after patrols.” He added: “Regardless of the support that we’re receiving it’s so important that we remember the people who matter most in this – the people who have lost their lives and their loved ones, and the people who were injured. Manchester City Council leader Richard Leese said: “It was not whether it was going to happen but how we could make it happen.  “We’re all here for one reason. It is an act of defiance, an act of solidarity. It’s a community coming together to share grief and to say Manchester will not be beaten by terrorism.  “People really want to be here to stand up to be counted. Seeking strength in each other.” Great Manchester Run’s event director, Charlie Mussett said: “Manchester’s not the same place this week. The event is not the same event.  “It’s a bit different and we’re reflecting that in the tone and content of the event and showing respect for victims and families and the horror that the city has seen.  “Equally we have people coming here to run a half marathon or a 10km and we’re hoping to lift their spirits as best as we possibly can.  “I think it’s incredibly emotional.” Earlier, CCTV images showing suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night of the attack were released by Greater Manchester Police. Twelve men remain in custody on suspicion of terror offences. Of the 116 people who received NHS inpatient care in the days immediately after the attack, 54 continue to be treated across eight hospitals. Nineteen are in critical care, NHS England added. Runners have taken part in a half marathon for the first time at the eventAthletics legend Brendan Foster, founder of the Greater Manchester Run said: “All of our feelings this morning have been about the 22 people who died, their families and that terrible atrocity.  “But today is about not doing what [the terrorists] want us to do, change our way of life, be frightened, the people of Manchester are saying this is our city, you’re not going to take away our independence. We are providing the stage for that.”David Wyeth from Chorlton Runners, who famously struggled near the end of the London Marathon and was helped by a fellow competitor along with an official to the finish line, was among the participants. Mr Wyeth said: “[Some of our running club] members who were there on Monday evening would have been running today but for some of them it is too much to be in the city right now so soon after. “For me, someone not directly affected, I see this as a wonderful opportunity to come together with everyone.  “It was such a difficult decision… but the fact it is going ahead is brilliant because people need this. This year, the 15th year, is going to be special.”Dawn Nisbet, running the 10km for charity, said: “The atmosphere is phenomenal. The cheering and supporting is amazing. The amount of people who have come out to support the spirit of Manchester is humbling. There was a minute’s silence and I don’t think there was a dry eye.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mike Tyson fires warning to Roy Jones after obliterating training mitts with 5-punch combo

first_img WATCH US LIVE The exhibition bout was initially scheduled for September 12. However, it was later postponed to November 28, taking place in Carson, California at the Dignity Health Sports Park. Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. will serve as the main card of the event also featuring a fight between YouTuber Jake Paul and former NBA player Nate Robinson.Also Read | Mike Tyson Declares Himself “the Best Ever” As He Sweats It Out Ahead Of Roy Jones FightSpeaking to TMZ Sport, Mike Tyson confirmed the date change saying it “will give more people the opportunity to see the biggest comeback in boxing history.” Tyson made sure he issued a challenge for his opponent, stating “This temporary inconvenience will last longer than Roy Jones Jr. He better be ready, I’m coming full force.”It was initially believed Roy Jones had given the green light to postpone the fight by two months. However, during a recent interview, Jones said he is unhappy with the fight being postponed as it forced him to cancel his other commitments. “I’ve had to cancel other stuff to be out here, it’s upset my calendar, I’ve got to change things,” Jones told the Daily Mail. Jones added he should be compensated for his cancelled commitments and that his lawyers are discussing the same with Tyson’s team and the other parties involved. Jones even said he would be willing to walk away from Tyson’s comeback fight if his team cannot come to an agreement. Also Read | Roy Jones Jr Threatens To Withdraw From Bout With Mike Tyson After Delay Till NovemberAlso Read | Mike Tyson Vs Roy Jones Jr To Be Postponed Until November 28(Image Credits: Mike Tyson Instagram Handle) LIVE TV FOLLOW US 3 weeks ago Tyson Fury washes his own luxury cars which include a £300k Ferrari and £38k Land Rover Sujay Chakraborty WE RECOMMEND Boxing legend Mike Tyson is going all out in his preparation for his comeback bout against Roy Jones Jr. The 54-year-old is set to return to the boxing ring after 15 years, and by the look of it, Iron Mike is not going to stop with just one bout. In recent weeks, Tyson has started pushing himself in the gym in a bid to knock out Roy Jones on November 28.Also Read | Chris Jericho Vows To Go After Mike Tyson After His Exhibition Bout Vs Roy Jones JrMike Tyson training videoThe Baddest Man on the Planet has been busy hyping his upcoming eight-round exhibition on social media. From sharing snippets of his training routines to openly calling out Jones, Iron Mike is making sure to gain a lot of traction for his much-anticipated boxing return. A video recently went viral on social media where Tyson can be seen practising his five-punch combination. Looking as sharp as ever, Tyson absolutely obliterated the training mitts worn by his coach Rafael Cordeiro. Cordeiro has been training Tyson for months now and should be lauded for transforming an ageing Tyson into the beast he appears today.  SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 13:23 IST Mike Tyson Fires Warning To Roy Jones After Obliterating Training Mitts With 5-punch Combo Boxing legend Mike Tyson has been putting shifts in the gym as he aims to be in peak shape for his eight-round exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr.center_img Written By Iron Mike Tyson unleashing a 5 punch combo pic.twitter.com/dqWvFKB1SB— Boxing King Media (@BoxingKingMedia) August 19, 2020 2 weeks ago Roy Jones Jr threatens to withdraw from bout with Mike Tyson after delay till November 2 weeks ago Ray rough up Tanaka and Yankees in 6-3 victory First Published: 20th August, 2020 13:23 IST COMMENT 2 weeks ago Evander Holyfield boasts stellar transformation as talk of boxing return gathers pace 3 weeks ago Mike Tyson declares himself “the best ever” as he sweats it out ahead of Roy Jones fightlast_img read more

GOC Elections: Ben Nunoo Mensah elected new President

first_imgIncumbent Professor Francis Dodoo has been defeated in the race for president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC).The President of the Ghana Weightlifting Association, Ben Nunoo Mensah, has been voted president beating Dodoo with five more votes.Dodoo was seeking to extend his mandate but the highly fancied Nunoo Mensah claimed the victory after the elections were held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra on Thursday.Mensah polled 33 votes of the total count to unseat Dodoo(28), who has been in office for five years.The elections was decided by delegates comprising two delegations each from the 23 Olympic sports federations, 15 from the non-Olympic sport and federations affiliated to the GOC, with two representatives of the Athletes Commission.The 1st vice president role went to Paul Atchoe of the Ghana Vollewball Federation (GVF) as he defeated incumbent Deborah Cubagee with Michael Nunoo and Evans Yeboah winning 2nd and 3rd Vice respectively.  President of the Hockey Association, Richard Akpokavie retained his position as secretary general. Frederick Lartey Otu beat Christopher Essilfie for treasure while Theophilus Wilson Edzie of swimming Association pick up deputy treasure.last_img read more

Shaqiri revels in ‘beautiful feeling’ in putting United to the sword

first_img“It was a beautiful feeling to score two goals against Manchester United, an important game against a big rival for Liverpool.”Shaqiri, who signed for Liverpool in the summer when they triggered a £13.5 million ($17 million) release clause in his contract with relegated Stoke, says being on the bench is not ideal but it only motivates him to prove himself like he did on Sunday.“For me, I just want to improve, I’m 27, my best age to perform at a high level, so I hope the best times are coming,” said Shaqiri, who spent three seasons at Stoke.“I’m in a good way and I want to help this club to try to achieve a lot of things and we are in a good way.“Obviously I’d be lying if I said you are not disappointed when you are on the bench — every player is disappointed when he’s on the bench.“But I always stay positive and try to help the team when I come on and you saw when I came on I tried to help the team and to have an impact.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Xherdan Shaqiri says scoring a double in the 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday for Liverpool was a “beautiful feeling” and puts him on course for his most prolific Premier League campaign.The 27-year-old Swiss international midfielder came off the bench to take his tally to five goals in 13 league appearances, meaning he is already just three shy of his best previous total in the Premier League for Stoke last season.His double restored Liverpool to the top of the table, one point clear of champions Manchester City.Shaqiri, who is seeking to prove he is up to playing for a big club having failed at Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, puts his good form down to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s philosophy in how to play the game.“Of course the style, how they play, it’s for me too,” he said.“I have to go on the pitch and perform and I have qualities to be in the team, to have an impact, to decide games.“I’m very happy at the moment with my performances.last_img read more