Taylor enjoys winning return

first_img Taylor received a raucous reception at the purpose-built boxing arena which was filled to capacity on a night on which 15 national men’s and women’s champions were also crowned. It was the kind of low-key comeback favoured by Taylor, who has admitted struggling with the fame foisted upon her since she underlined her status as her nation’s favourite sports star with victory in London. Taylor was caught by a couple of counters in the second round but soon found her range with her clubbing left hand, and seemed to relish the chance to work off the rust that had gathered from her six months out of the ring. Another booming left at the start of the third prompted the referee’s intervention to issue Graczyk a standing eight count, and Taylor’s relentless accuracy and range of shots soon had the referee interrupting again. The Pole’s sparse shots seemed almost feeble in response, with every Taylor strike jolting her opponent back, and Graczyk did admirably well to make it all the way to the final bell. It was the start of a busy weekend for Taylor, who is scheduled to fight again in Dublin on Sunday as she builds up to her competitive return, which is likely to come at the EU Championships in Hungary in June. Earlier, Olympic bronze medallist Michael Conlan claimed his third straight national title at flyweight, easing away for a comprehensive 20-9 win over Chris Phelan. Beijing silver medallist Ken Egan announced his retirement after suffering his third straight finals defeat to Joe Ward at light-heavyweight, taking a standing count en route to a 25-5 defeat. The 31-year-old Egan was bidding to become the first man to win 11 Irish senior titles and brought everything, but was simply outgunned by the sustained ferocity of an opponent 13 years his junior. Olympic champion Katie Taylor marked her return to action for the first time since her gold medal triumph last August with a 28-5 win over Poland’s Karolina Graczyk at the National Stadium in Dublin on Friday night.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Pulis: No truth in Rhodes rumours

first_img Press Association He said: “We’ll get linked with every Tom, Dick and Harry from now until the window closes, I should imagine, but the answer is no. We couldn’t afford Jordan Rhodes.” Pulis does intend to be active in January, though, as Palace chase Premier League survival. “The business that we do will determine what sort of run we can have second half of the season,” Pulis said. “There has to be a certain change around, it’s just how much and what we can do in that change around that will determine our season. “The players have been fantastic, the attitude around the club has been brilliant, but we do need some help and we do need to improve.” Pulis was pleased Cameron Jerome and Marouane Chamakh scored against Cardiff and does have another striker chomping at the bit for Premier League action. Glenn Murray was Palace’s leading scorer in their promotion-winning campaign and is nearing a return from a knee injury suffered in May. “It’ll be like signing a new player, if we have him back,” Pulis said. Pulis has had little opportunity to assess his squad since his appointment and will have even less time in the next three weeks, with five Premier League matches before the FA Cup clash with West Brom on January 4. Newcastle, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Norwich are four of Palace’s opponents but first up are Chelsea, whose stuttering form has led to their title credentials being questioned in some quarters. Pulis has no doubts as to the ability of Jose Mourinho’s side. He said: “I think it’s absolutely amazing that people are criticising Chelsea. They’re third in the Premier League, they’ve just won their group in Europe and they’re in the quarter-finals of the League Cup. They’re having a stinker, aren’t they? “They’re not doing too bad from where I’m looking. I expect them to be a lot stronger in the second half of the season.” Chelsea, who beat Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday night, have conceded six goals in their last two Premier League games, but Pulis insists Palace are major underdogs going to Stamford Bridge. He added: “We’ve had 10 points out of five games, a real good run, the confidence is high, they (the players) are enjoying the football at the moment. “(But) there’s a massive gulf between what Chelsea have got and what this club have got. “It’s always difficult going away and playing the top, top sides in this league. You need them to be off form, you need to be right on top of it and you need some breaks as well.” Defender Dean Moxey is doubtful with a hamstring injury. The full-back is one of three ever-presents for the Eagles this season but went off during the first half of the defeat of Cardiff with a grade one tear and will be assessed prior to kick-off. Pulis has won two of his three games in charge, securing Palace’s first back-to-back Premier League wins since 2004 with defeats of West Ham and Cardiff, ahead of Saturday’s match at Chelsea. Asked about a possible move for Rhodes, Pulis gave the rumours short shrift. Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has dismissed speculation of a move for Blackburn’s Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes in the January transfer window.last_img read more

Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Boston College

first_imgSyracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) heads on the road again to travel to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to face Boston College (3-3, 0-3) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Orange is coming off a big 31-17 upset win over then-No.17 Virginia Tech that earned the team national recognition. The Eagles had a bye last week but were most recently blown out by No. 4 Clemson.A win would put either team in prime position to get to six wins and go bowling. But Boston College is looking for its first ACC win in its last 12 tries, spanning this and last season. The last ACC team BC beat was Syracuse on Nov. 29, 2014Here’s what you need to know about the matchup:All-Time Series: Syracuse leads, 30-19.Last time they played: These two teams met in the final game of the 2015 season and the last game for Scott Shafer as head coach of the Orange. It took a 35-yard field goal from Cole Murphy as time expired, but SU pulled out a 20-17 win, snapping an eight-game losing streak. Shafer was lifted into the air and carried around the field by his players.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Boston College report: The Eagles are powered by their strong defense. BC gives up just 253 yards of offense per game, which is good for fourth in the nation, and just 149.7 passing yards, also fourth. Harold Landry, who averages just a little more than one sack per game, leads its defensive line. He’s forced four fumbles through six games this year — one of the best marks in the country.Quarterback Patrick Towles, a graduate transfer from Kentucky where he started for two years and threw for more than 5,000 yards, leads Boston College’s offense. The Eagles haven’t thrown the ball particularly well this year with just 160 yards through the air each game. Jon Hilliman, who is 6-feet tall and 220 pounds, will shoulder the brunt of the load on the ground.How Syracuse beats BC: Repeat last week. The Orange has a little big of a bigger margin for error, but it needs the offense to put up points against a highly ranked defense again and it needs the defense to not suffer a let down after its best game of the year. With Boston College’s lackluster offense, SU’s defense should fair well. It’ll come down to the ACC’s top-ranked passing offense and its top-ranked passing defense.Stat to Know:11 — Boston College has lost 11 ACC games in a row. Its last ACC win came against Syracuse in 2014.Player to Watch: Harold Landry, No. 7The defensive end will be tasked with disrupting Eric Dungey and Syracuse’s offense. He has the ability to get around the edge with 6.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for a loss on the year. His ability to strip the ball from players could be game-changing if he’s able to force a key turnover. Comments Published on October 21, 2016 at 6:40 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wakiso service commission officials in trouble over staff recruitment

first_imgWakiso District chairman Matia Lwanga Bwanika: NET PHOTOWakiso District Service Commission officials are under investigation over alleged bribery following their decision to re-advertise 46 positions in the different town councils and municipalities.The District Police Commander, Mr Justus Tashobya, said they have received reports that some members of the service commission are soliciting bribes from job applicants even before the closure of the March 10 application deadline.Mr Tashobya said the bribes are being paid through mobile money.On February 14, an advert placed in the daily newspapers and signed by the Acting Secretary the District Service Commission called for applications to fill 46 positions in different municipalities and town councils that include those of deputy town clerks, senior assistant town clerks, treasurer, senior human resource officer, municipal engineers and accountants.However, staff, who have been serving in some of the positions in acting capacity, have accused the officials of flouting the Local Government standing orders on recruitment, saying they should be given priority before outsourcing new employees. “You cannot advert jobs where there are officials already. Whoever has placed the advert knows that all processes as stipulated in the 2016 guidelines for implementation local government structures have been flouted,” said one of the affected staff in Nansana Municipality, who refused to be named for fear of reprisal.The town clerk Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality, Mr Uthman Ssebadduka, has also written a protest letter to the Wakiso Chief Administrative Officer over the matter.Mr Ssebadduka indicated that whereas he had recommended that staff on probation and acting capacities be officially appointed, he was disappointed to hear that some of their positions have been re-advertised.However, the secretary to the district service commission, Mr Mukasa Sewankambo, defended the job advert, saying it is within the law. The Deputy CAO, Hajj Wasswa Masokoyi, said priority will be given to the current job holders.The District Police Commander, Mr Tashobya, said they will write to telecommunication companies to avail them with printouts as evidence to mobile money bribery payments.Wakiso District comprises seven town councils, nine sub -counties and four municipalities of Kira, Entebbe, Nansana and Makindye/ Ssabagabo.Comments Tags: wakiso districtlast_img read more

Aston Villa v Chelsea player ratings

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Raiders’ home in 2019: Don’t rule out Oakland, plus other possibilities

first_imgThe odds that the Raiders will be playing their final game at the … ALAMEDA — So Oakland has thrown down the gauntlet, and is forcing the Raiders to leave town sooner rather than later.The Raiders have responded by rescinding their offer of $7.5 million to play in the Coliseum in 2020.No doubt the Raiders are exploring their options. Owner Mark Davis used the line several times when talking with reporters at the NFL owner’s meetings in Dallas: “All options are on the table.”last_img

Workshops give youth experience in the construction and AutoTech trades

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Amanda Forquer, 4-H EducatorThirty-five youth participated in the Career Exploration Workshop for Construction and Automotive Technology on April 13 at the Tri-Rivers Career Center. The participants learned valuable life skills and skills they could potentially use in a career in the construction or automotive technology (AutoTech) career paths.A number of skills taught at the workshop presented challenges many adults struggle to complete. For example, in AutoTech the participants rotated and balanced tires, changed automotive oil, completed a multi-point inspection, studied auto electronics, changed belts, and many more related tasks. The workshop was challenging, but enjoyable for those involved.“Overall, I really, really liked the workshop,” said Cole Perkins, an 11-year-old participant of the AutoTech workshop.In the construction workshop the participants built frames for pouring concrete walls, framed wood walls for a storage shed, built their own toolbox with nameplate, operated large equipment (e.g., skid-steer or excavator), among other things.The youth expressed their support for the workshop in their evaluations. Some of comments were, “I learned how to basically do everything,” “IT WAS AWESOME,” and “It was a lot of fun.” This is the second year for the dual workshop and nine returning youth chose a different workshop than they did last year.Amanda Forquer, 4-H educator with OSU Extension in Morrow County, coordinated the successful event with help from David Willey, the Construction Trades Academy Instructor of Tri-Rivers Career Center, and Lucas Bledsoe, the AutoTech Instructor of Tri-Rivers Career Center. Willey and Bledsoe, along with some students from their classes at Tri-Rivers, were the experts for the day. Excellent teaching from the experts on hand enabled the students to easily understand the material and receive value from the information presented. They taught the basic skills needed to help the participants make an informed decision regarding whether to pursue a career in one of these areas. At the conclusion of the workshops, each youth took home a toolkit to continue practicing their new skills at home.Thirteen youth participated in the construction workshop that was taught by David Willey, instructor of the Construction Trades Academy at Tri-Rivers Career Center, and student instructors of the program.In the construction career path there is a 12% growth rate, which is higher than the U.S. average. The AutoTech career path is experiencing a 6% growth rate, which is average. This shows there is a demand in these areas and young people would benefit from pursuing these careers.This fall students will have the chance to explore the careers of EMT/paramedic, firefighter, police officer, and an Ohio State Highway Patrol Officer. To learn more about the Career Exploration Workshops contact Amanda Forquer at forquer.13@osu.edu.Twenty-two youth participated in the AutoTech workshop that was taught by Lucas Bledsoe, instructor of AutoTech at Tri-Rivers Career Center, and student instructors of the AutoTech program.last_img read more

NCAA postpones Tuesday’s games

first_imgLyceum head coach Topex Robinson. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe NCAA has postponed its Tuesday’s games due to heavy rains brought about by tropical storm “Isang.”Juniors and seniors games between St. Benilde and Arellano; Perpetual and Emilio Aguinaldo; and league-leader Lyceum and Mapua were once again affected by the bad weather.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo These were the same set of games that were postponed last July 28 due to tropical storm “Gorio.”The Pirates would have had a chance to complete a first-round sweep Tuesday against the Cardinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNo new schedule of the games has been announced.center_img Triathletes Huelgas, Mangrobang snare gold; Chicano, Adorna take silver LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Deloitte fined record 8 million by US auditing watchdog

first_imgThe auditing watchdog in the United States has imposed a record fine of $8 million on global audit firm Deloitte’s Brazilian arm for issuing false reports to a US-traded Brazilian airline and then manipulating papers to thwart an investigation into the matter.The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) — the regulator for US auditing firms — has found that Brazil-based Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Auditores Independentes issued materially false audit reports to GOI Intelligent Airlines in 2010, according to the Financial Times.”Brazil-based Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Auditores Independentes ‘knowingly issued materially false’ audit reports for Brazilian carrier Gol Intelligent Airlines in 2010,” the regulator said in a statement.During investigation into the matter in 2012, several Deloitte Brazil personnel also tried to obstruct the enquiry by directing junior staff to alter documents to conceal their wrongdoings, the report said.”This is the most serious misconduct we have uncovered. It’s cover-up after cover-up after cover-up. As an investor you are expecting that the audit was done properly and sufficiently and that wasn’t the case here,” the report quoted Claudius Modesti, the director of enforcement at the PCAOB, as saying.Apart from the fine, Deloitte Brazil would also appoint an independent monitor to look into the matter and is barred from accepting any new clients until it meets the remedial benchmarks.The regulator also imposed penalty on a dozen former Deloitte Brazil officials, including the former audit practice leader, who was permanently barred from the industry.In a separate case, the auditing watchdog had fined Deloitte Mexico $750,000 for altering documents in a different audit.Meanwhile, the audit firm admitted to violating quality standards and said it would cooperate in the investigation. “Integrity in delivering high-quality services is critical to our business, our clients and the public interest; it is non-negotiable. Actions of ‘a limited number’ of individuals were ‘wholly unacceptable’,” Deloitte said in a statement, according to the report.last_img read more