The national Super Heavyweight champion is joined on the squad by bantamweight Michael Conlan and Joe Ward in the 81 kilo category.The Championships in Sofia act as a qualifier for October’s AIBA World Men’s Elite Championships in Doha, Qatar, which in turn is a qualifier for Rio 2016.
RelatedWhy Liverpool Are The New Champions ElectDecember 29, 2018In “Articles”VIDEO: Watch Liverpool Fan Blast Jurgen Klopp For Frustrating Burnley DrawSeptember 17, 2017In “England”EPL: Everton Frustrate Liverpool’s Title Hopes In Merseyside DerbyMarch 3, 2019In “England” Former Manchester United combative midfielder, Roy Keane has questioned Liverpool’s ability to go far in the Champions League following the Red’s 2-2 home draw against Sevilla.Firmino missed the chance to give Liverpool a 3-1 lead just before half time when his penalty kick struck the post before Joaquin Correa earned a point for the Spanish side with a second half equaliser.Speaking on ITV, Keane said: “It’s the easiest part of football: switching on,”“Liverpool do the hard things really well in terms of creating chances, pace, power and a bit of quality going forward.”“But that is the easiest part of football, yet Liverpool cannot seem to do it.Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino’s goals turned the tie around for Liverpool after Wissam Ben Yedder’s 5th-minute strike gave the visitors the lead in a game that yet again raised eyebrows about Liverpool’s defense line.Keane continued: “I think they have enough to get through the group but later on against Real Madrid and all the big boys, they’ll be laughing at Liverpool.”“This sums up Liverpool in a nutshell and why they are not going to win any big prizes: the switching off from a throw-in and it leads to an equaliser in such an important game,”“They must drive the manager crazy because that is schoolboy defending – from a throw-in!”
The Rockets extended their winning streak to five games against the Celtics on Sunday with a 115-104 victory.James Harden scored 42 points against a struggling Boston team that has lost five of its last six games. Eric Gordon also poured in 32 points on 11-of-18 shooting. Dwyane Wade puts James Harden in ‘unguardable’ category after 58-point show Houston’s roster is finally looking healthy. Kenneth Faried (hip) and Iman Shumpert (calf) did not play, but the Rockets were able to give a sneak peak into what they’re capable of.Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Related News The Beard from distance! #Rockets #NBAonABC pic.twitter.com/z2Kj5vmwOl— NBA (@NBA) March 3, 2019Shai Gilgeous-Alexander changed hands in midair to finish a scoop layup against Kevin Knox.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander switches hands on the finish! #NBARooks #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/sjrvY6C8lA— NBA (@NBA) March 3, 2019What’s Next?Clippers (36-29) at Lakers (30-33) 10:30 p.m. ET — The Lakers are still trying to get back into the playoff picture. But the Clippers are five games ahead in the Western Conference standings. There isn’t much time left in the regular season, so this rivalry game will be critical for both sides. Boston was widely considered to be the best team in the Eastern Conference entering 2018-19, but haven’t been able to recreate last year’s success.The Rockets improved to 38-25 with the win while the Celtics dropped to 38-26.Studs of the NightAlex Len scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Atlanta’s 123-118 win over Chicago.Rodney Hood rattled home 21 of his game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter as the Trail Blazers beat the Hornets 118-108.Kyle Lowry’s 35 points, seven rebounds and five assists didn’t lead to a Raptors win, as Toronto fell to Detroit 112-107.Duds of the NightDennis Smith Jr. had eight points on 3-of-11 shooting in the Knicks’ 128-107 loss to the Clippers.Terrence Ross scored two points on 1-of-12 shooting in Orlando’s 107-93 loss to Cleveland.HighlightsHarden drained this 3-pointer from the left wing while avoiding Irving and Jayson Tatum.
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A Florida sheriff is shaken up after he strikes and kills a pedestrian crossing the street in front of his unmarked patrol car. The sheriff was not en-route to a scene at the time of the accident.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was driving an unmarked 2017 Chevy Tahoe SUV northbound on US 19 just after 9 p.m., south of Woodland Water Boulevard in Hernando County, when he struck a man. The pedestrian was apparently trying to cross the street and walked into the path of the sheriff’s vehicle.The pedestrian died at the scene. The sheriff was not injured and there are no charges pending, according to the report.Prendergast has served as Citrus County sheriff since being elected to the post in November 2016.
By Laura D.C. Kolnoski |OCEANPORT – The Loft at Oceanport has been chosen as the name for a new microbrewery, restaurant, coffee shop and entertainment complex expected to transform Fort Monmouth’s former Dance Hall over the next year.Fuller “Trip” Brooks, co-founder of Regional Development Group, LLC, which purchased the 4.2-acre property from the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) and closed on it last month, said he hopes the project will go before the township Planning Board within the next 60 days. Once approval is secured, Brooks said he expects construction to take nine to 12 months, adding no variances are being sought.“We are excited to have finally taken title of this property and have a nice plan for the site,” Brooks said. “We moved it through the FMERA process successfully and met all their criteria.” Conceived as a community gathering spot, Loft at Oceanport will be created through adaptive reuse of the 16,420-square-foot building as “a dynamic, multipurpose indoor/outdoor dining and event space,” according to Sarah Giberson, FMERA senior marketing and development officer. The interior features an open floor plan with an exposed wood truss ceiling that retains the building’s 1940’s era historic ambiance.Like some other fort properties and locations throughout Oceanport, the Dance Hall was severely damaged by Super Storm Sandy in 2012 and therefore will require extensive remediation work in addition to the renovations needed to create the new venue.“Most of the roof disappeared,” Brooks said. “It needs to be taken down and rebuilt.” Brooks is also president of Asbury Partners Development LLC, which originally purchased the site last year. He said the same partners created Regional Development Group LLC and transferred the property to that entity to continue its development now that the project is moving forward. He and his partners develop and construct residential and commercial projects throughout New Jersey and New York, with several located in Asbury Park.The developer has also committed to the beautification and maintenance of Van Kirk Park, adjacent to the Dance Hall, which will remain open space. Brooks said he’s already had a crew there removing a fallen tree and is preparing a landscape plan to beautify the site, adding trees and plantings, and ensuring ongoing maintenance. Zoning allows for a summer stage, which will host outdoor performances in season. About 100 cars can be parked there as well.FMERA officials noted that a microbrewery was not originally envisioned in redevelopment plans for the site, but they determined Asbury Partners’ “outside-the-box” proposal was a viable redevelopment alternative. Upon examination, the plan was deemed compliant by a FMERA evaluation committee and the parcel was sold “as is” for $120,000 last year.“The developers plan to create a place for locals, workers and community members to enjoy a conversation, grab a warm coffee or perhaps imbibe,” Giberson said. “We’re looking to attract a new wave of tech innovators, creative thinkers and engaged citizens to the campus we’re creating at Fort Monmouth. Diversifying the fort’s redevelopment gives us an opportunity to be competitive with vibrant, nearby towns and even New York City. Access to culture, specialty food and drink, and quality outdoor space are all a part of the equation.”As required through FMERA agreement, the purchaser is obligated to create 48 permanent, full-time jobs at the property within 18 months of occupancy or pay a penalty. Brooks said the restaurant aspect of the complex alone should generate that amount.This article was first published in the April 26-May 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
THE HUNTED RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES BY ONE LENGTH UNDER PEREIRA; TRAINED BY BALTAS, GELDING BY UNUSUAL HEAT GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.07 RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (April 27, 2019)–A newcomer to stakes company, The Hunted got a perfect stalking trip under Tiago Pereira and accelerated powerfully turning for home to take Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes by one length. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 4-year-old California-bred gelding by Unusual Heat got a flat mile on turf in 1:35.07.Named for the winner of both the 1977 Santa Anita Handicap and Hollywood Gold Cup, the Crystal Water, for 3-year-olds and up, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, sponsored by the CTBA, and is for California-bred or sired runners.Ridden for the first time by Pereira, The Hunted, who broke from the far outside, saved ground while a close fourth into the Club House turn and was fourth, about 2 ½ lengths off of pacesetter Tule Fog heading into the far turn. Approaching the quarter pole, Pereira stepped on the gas and The Hunted wheeled three-deep turning for home en route to an impressive win.“I worked him the other day and he worked really good,” said Pereira. “I’ve never ridden him in a race, but I looked at his last two races and it looked like he was running against good horses. Today, the pace seemed good for him and he was comfortable. When I pushed him out at the quarter pole, he took off.”Most recently third as the 3-2 favorite in a one mile turf open allowance race here on April 6, The Hunted, who is out of the Jade Hunter mare Lethal Hunter, was off at 5-2 in a field of seven and paid $7.00, $4.80 and $3.00.Bred in California by CHRB commissioner Madeline Auerbach and owned by Madeline Auerbach, LLC, Ciaglia Racing, LLC and Little Red Feather Racing, The Hunted bagged his third win from 10 career starts and with the winner’s share of $60,000, increased his earnings to $155,829.“The horse has been training good,” said Baltas. “He was a little unlucky, he was too far back last time. This is stakes company, against Cal-breds…It was a good race and a great ride. I’m very happy for all the connections. He was nice and relaxed down the backside.”Ridden by Brice Blanc, Tule Fog was courageous in defeat, as he made all the early running and prevailed by a neck over favored Brandothebartender for the place. Off at 7-1, Tule Fog paid $5.60 and $3.80.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Brandothebartender was fifth heading into the far turn and didn’t have any apparent excuses, as he finished third by a half length over Hardboot. Off at 2-1, “Brando” paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.49, 47.67, 1:11.51 and 1:23.45.
BRUSSELS, Belgium: IMAGINE. Usain Bolt has not quite achieved his full potential. Ridiculous. Surely. Or is it? There are very few people who know Bolt as well as this fellow does, but despite the athlete’s glittering CV, which includes a decade of sprinting dominance at the junior and senior levels, world records in the 100m and 200m, as well as six Olympic and 11 World Championships gold medals, his best friend and executive manager, Nugent Walker, believes the Jamaican superstar has not maxed out and is yet to fulfil on his abilities. Imagine that. Walker, fully assured in his long-time friend’s capabilities, was perhaps the coolest man in Beijing as Bolt, despite a troubled season up to that point, successfully defended his 100 and 200m titles at the IAAF World Championships. However, Walker, who spoke to the athlete’s challenges in 2015, believes track and field’s poster boy has actually underachieved, with injuries and other factors hampering what he thinks is the sprinter’s full potential. Never doubted Bolt Wild celebrations in the stands aside, Walker, who was asked by Bolt to join his team after his heroics at the 2008 Olympic Games and 2009 IAAF World Championships, has long been a grounding element in the sprinter’s life, and having spent every success, scare and sacrifice by his side, the trained educator-turned-high-level manager sees in Bolt a machine waiting to be pushed to red-line speed. “We always trouble him that he underachieves on the track. I don’t want to name any times, but 9.58 and 19.19 isn’t the best of Usain, so it’s somewhat of a banter among us,” Walker mentioned recently during a chat with The Sunday Gleaner. “Injuries have always prevented that, but we are hoping that next year we can have a decent-enough season where we can show the world his true best. “Usain has spoken about this. He has repeatedly stated that he wants to run sub-19 seconds in the 200m, and the coach has the programme in place. He (Bolt) has the talent to make that happen, so we hope we can get there. Usain is praying, and we are trying to support him that he can have a season where there is no injury or limited amount of injury that won’t set him back, and once we can get a season like that in, the mind can’t imagine what Usain can achieve on the track,” added Walker, who went on to share the secret behind fuelling the fire that drives the world’s fastest man. “We always try to tell him a couple things; people we know who can tick him off, we’d say ‘hey, this person said so and so about you’; we would whisper that to him, and that also gets him fired up. So we always try to keep a balance in what we share with him because he is not a person who is really involved in the media, he doesn’t watch the news every day or read the papers every day, so we streamline what we feed to him,” admitted Walker, when asked about the athlete’s reaction to public doubt. “Usain lives for competition. I don’t know that we can say that enough, so we actually laugh when people say that he is a coward or afraid or backing down. His record shows otherwise. Outside of that, he is always like ‘let’s show them that it can be done again’. He has no problem when it is said that he is not healthy or that he is not running fast, but when his competitive edge is being questioned, that always drives him,” said Walker, who has been friends with Bolt since the age of four. “Our role in Usain’s life as members of his team is to try to get his body in the best physical condition, so that when he gets to the championships, his body can do what his mind tells him, because he has such a strong mind. So once you get him to the championships strong and ready, his mind will take over, and that’s what separates him from everyone else. “Even the races at the World Championships, there were other people who were fitter than him, but his mind power and that will to win, that drive, made him win,” Walker added. Grounding element “He worked hard with his coach, and the reward is now on the table for everyone to see, so he’s really very happy about the way the season ended. The team has never doubted Usain’s or the coach’s ability. There was a concern from the New York meet about what was happening to him physically or medically. Obviously, we figured there was some amount of niggles taking place; injury is a big word, because he was still able to train, but he just could not maximise his potential,” Walker explained. “Doubt? Usain never doubts his ability!” Next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will perhaps present the last big stage for Bolt to truly floor his pedal, and if Walker is right, it won’t be long before the Jamaican speedster gives the historians some more work.
Indicating he’s taking advantange of the economic downturn and low commodity price environment, Cas Morel, the President and CEO of Terra Energy, is moving to solidify the position of the Calgary-based company in the Fort St. John area. Terra has agreed to acquire all of the shares of Tecton Energy Canada, in a cash and share transaction, valued at 8 million dollars. The news release confirming the transaction says, Tecton assets consist primarily, of 140 gross sections of mineral rights, which cover nearly 90,000 gross acres, in the immediate vicinity of Fort St. John. – Advertisement -They are either adjacent to or, in close proximity to, lands currently owned by Terra and, they have the potential for Montney gas. However, more importantly to Terra, the Tecton lands also have potential, in numerous other formations in the region, including those in Baldonnel, Charlie Lake, Belloy, the Halfway, the Doig, and the Kiskatinaw. The transaction is still subject to regulatory approvals but, is scheduled to be finalized late next month.
Turning Point Sports Bar will come alive tomorrow when Georgetown Domino Association (GDA) Executive Member Dion Carter stages his Annual Birth Anniversary Competition for all teams interested in participating.The dominoes stalwart, who has been involved in the game for many years and has also played a pivotal role in spreading the game, has organised the competition, which will enjoy sponsorship from ANSA McAL under its Stag Beer brand.According to Organising Secretary Mark “Jumbie” Wiltshire, the format of the competition will see teams being awarded five points for a win, while second and third place will receive three and one point respectively.Wiltshire added that teams were advised to adhere to the rules and regulations that would govern the tournament, informing that the no pay no play law would be in effect.The winning team will take home $150,000, runners-up $75,000 and third place $35,000 along with trophies. The entrance fee is $12,000.Starting time is 15:00h, and teams are reminded that they must be at the venue early to complete registration since late entries will not be accepted.Wiltshire further disclosed that the final day of the tournament would be held at Dynasty Sports Bar, South Ruimveldt.