MMA star ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone eyes record in Singapore

first_imgLATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident UFC Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone of the US speaks during a press conference ahead of his UFC Fights Night bout against Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards of Britain in Singapore on April 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Roslan RAHMANUS mixed martial arts star Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vowed Wednesday to make short shrift of his British opponent in June, saying he is excited at the prospect of notching up the most wins in UFC history.But the 35-year-old welterweight said the record would just be a bonus and his main aim is to defeat up and coming fighter Leon “Rocky” Edwards, who is nine years his junior, during their match in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I’m just going out there for the win,” Cerrone, number 11 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight rankings, told reporters in the city-state.“Winning the record for the most wins just comes with it, but it’s pretty cool… I’m excited about it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCerrone is currently in a three-way tie for the most wins in UFC history with former champions Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre at 20 victories each.With the UFC expanding into the Asian market, Cerrone said he would like to build a fan base in the region and expressed his desire to fight in the Philippines, Japan and Thailand. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I get stronger and faster as the rounds go on so the deeper in the quicksand he pulls me, the worse it is for him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “The Asian market is so big, it’s so powerful so it’s foolish not to tap into that market,” he said. Edwards, 26, said he aims to deny Cerrone the record.“He has more wins than I have fights but make no mistake, I’m going up there to put this man away. I’m young, I’m hungry,” he told reporters.But Cerrone said he does not see the fight going five rounds.“Every fight I’ve seen of Leon’s he kind of gets tired and burns out towards the end of the round,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Warriors looking to build off strong first round Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Team Canada volleyball sitting at 1-2 at Women’s World Championship

first_imgIn the game against Cameroon on Tuesday Canada won 3-1 by scores of 25-12, 25-15, 20-25, and 25-14.Against Turkey Canada fell 3-0. The scores in favour of Turkey were 25-10, 25-12, and 25-17. Cranston saw game action as a substitute in the first and second set, and played as a starter in the third. She registered six points during her time on the court.Top ranked Brazil also won 3-0. The scores were 25-14, 25-8, and 25-18 for Brazil. Cranston entered the game in the first and second sets.- Advertisement -Today is an off day for the team but they have two games left as they’ll play Serbia tomorrow, and Bulgaria on Sunday.last_img read more

Virginia Tech eulogizes dead

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BLACKSBURG, Va. – Her back still aching due to a jump from a second-floor classroom window to avoid being shot, Caroline Merrey knelt before a memorial to Professor Liviu Librescu – the teacher who barred the door with his own body and helped make her escape possible. In a way, Merrey was glad for the pain. It’s another reminder that she’s alive. “Every time I bend and feel my back sore, I kind of go back to that room and I can picture what happened,” the 22-year-old senior from Baltimore said Monday. “His selflessness is the reason I’m here.” Merrey joined several thousand other students gathered on the main campus lawn of Virginia Tech to remember the victims of last week’s massacre. A soul-rending silence fell over the grassy oblong at 9:45 a.m., the moment the first 911 call came in from Norris Hall that a gunman was on the loose. People flinched as an occasional balloon popped, sounding eerily like the muffled report of a gunshot. Then came the tolling of an antique brass bell installed on a limestone rostrum at the edge closest to Norris, where Seung-Hui Cho killed 30 students and professors – and himself. There were 33 peals in all. After each toll, a white balloon was released for each of the victims. Finally, students and staff members released 1,000 balloons in the Hokie colors, maroon and orange. As the crowd broke up, someone began shouting the refrain, “Let’s go!” and the crowd responded, “Hokies!” As many as 90 percent of the students returned to campus, and school officials said class attendance hovered around 75 percent Monday. But normalcy is still a long way off. Chemistry professor Joe Merola tried to give a lecture on how to calculate the voltage in batteries, but looking at 100 students’ faces – and the sweat shirt he’d placed on the seat of a student who had been wounded – he couldn’t do it. “I lost it halfway through class,” he said. “I burst into tears and had to turn it over to the counselors.” At 7:15 a.m., a moment of silence was observed about a half-mile away near West Ambler Johnston Hall, the dormitory where Cho shot his first victims, Ryan Clark and Emily Hilscher. In front of the dorm, a small marching band from Alabama played “America the Beautiful” and carried a banner that read, “Alabama loves VT Hokies. Be strong, press on.” Afterward, a group of students and campus ministers brought 33 white prayer flags from the dorm to the school’s War Memorial Chapel. They placed the flags in front of the campus landmark and adorned them with pastel-color ribbons as the Beatles’ song “The Long and Winding Road” played through loudspeakers. A week after the shootings, faint, brownish bloodstains were still visible on the pavement where the dead and dying lay after being pulled from nearby Norris. last_img read more

House-sales slump taking a toll on Toll

first_imgPHILADELPHIA – Hopes of an imminent housing recovery are dimming as the nation’s largest homebuilders continue to report slumping sales and profits. Toll Brothers Inc., the nation’s largest builder of luxury homes, on Wednesday warned that it won’t meet prior earnings projections. Homebuilders Hovnanian Enterprises Inc., Pulte Homes Inc. and D.R. Horton Inc. have reported similar malaise. Toll Brothers has projects in Moorpark and Chatsworth; Hovnanian in Granada Hills and the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, Pulte in The Antelope Valley and D.R. Horton in Sylmar, the Antelope Valley and Ventura County. Toll placed part of the blame on stricter lending requirements that have been tough on prospective buyers who want to upgrade but can’t sell their current homes because of problems in subprime mortgages. Subprime mortgages had helped drive housing demand at the tail end of the boom, from 2005 through last year. But as defaults rose, lenders started pulling back on the easy loans. “Lenders are being more circumspect,” Chen said. She expects housing prices to fall by 3.6 percent this year and 2.9 percent next year. It helps that the economy is still generating jobs, she said. Interest rates should also remain stable. Last week, the average 30-year mortgage rate was 6.16 percent, with 0.5 percent in fees and points, Freddie Mac reported. On Tuesday, the National Association of Realtors lowered its projections for sales of previously owned homes to 6.29 million this year, a decline of 2.9 percent. The median price is forecast to dip 1 percent to $219,800 this year, but to rebound 1.4 percent in 2008. The group anticipates new-home sales of 864,000 in 2007 and 936,000 next year, down from the 1.05 million last year. The median new-home sales price is forecast to remain unchanged at $246,400 in 2007 and then gain 2.2 percent next year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Twenty months into this housing downturn, we continue to face difficult conditions in most of our markets,” Toll’s chief executive officer, Robert Toll, said in a written statement. The problems in subprime mortgages for borrowers with poor credit histories have choked early indications of a recovery in the housing market. Toll Brothers said it still expects to post a profit for the second quarter. Its full earnings report will be released on May 24. “If we hadn’t seen the problem in the subprime market, the spring selling season might have been a little bit more buoyant,” said Celia Chen, director of housing economics at Moody’s “Some of the indicators were stabilizing earlier in the year, and now I think the outlook has weakened.” The delinquency rate in subprime first mortgages rose to 22.4 percent in the first quarter after bottoming at 18.5 percent at the end of 2003, according to data collected by Equifax and last_img read more

Man Utd confirm Alex Ferguson out of intensive care

first_img“Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient,” United said in a statement.“His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery.”United’s statement was the first update on Ferguson’s condition provided by the club since saying the procedure on the haemorrhage on Saturday had gone “very well”.Considered the most successful manager in the history of British football, Ferguson won 38 trophies in just over 26 years in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice before retiring in 2013.Ferguson also worked wonders at Aberdeen, winning the Cup Winners’ Cup and three Scottish league titles with the Dons, before arriving at Old Trafford in 1986.Earlier on Wednesday, current United manager Jose Mourinho said the club are “very positive” Ferguson would make a full recovery.The esteem with which Ferguson is held around the world was reflected in an outpouring of well wishes, including from a number of United’s rivals and figures the Scot challenged for trophies during a glorious career.Ferguson famously described his mission upon joining United as knocking Liverpool “off their perch”.He duly did so as United overtook Liverpool as the most successful side in English domestic football.Nevertheless, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described Ferguson as “absolutely the boss”.United have struggled to recreate the success produced by Ferguson in the five years since his departure.Not only have the 20-time English champions failed to win the league since Ferguson’s retirement, but they have failed to once finish above big-spending local rivals Manchester City.City lifted the Premier League trophy for a third time in seven seasons on Sunday.But the respect held for Ferguson was even clear in City’s celebrations as fans held up a banner reading: “Football aside get well Fergie.”“All the Manchester City fans in the stadium, you cannot find one person who does not wish the best for an amazing person,” City manager Pep Guardiola.Manchester United club captain Michael Carrick, who Ferguson brought to the club from Tottenham in 2006, thanked the well-wishers from across the globe.“The whole football world is incredible but outside of that as well, from all corners of the globe and different walks of life, people have shown their support,” Carrick told MUTV.“That’s the effect he had on people. It was the effect he had on everyone. He means a lot to me, as he does to this club.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Recovery: Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care © AFP/File / OLI SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, May 9 – Manchester United confirmed on Wednesday that legendary form manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care following emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage.Ferguson, 67, was admitted to Salford Royal Hospital for the procedure on Saturday after a fall at his home near Manchester.last_img read more

Atletico humble Real Madrid 7-3 in friendly

first_img0Shares0000Costa had a hat-trick by halftime and added one more goal before he was sent off in the 63rd, when both teams were reduced to 10 men after a testy shoving match.NEW YORK, United States, Jul 27 – Diego Costa scored four goals as Atletico Madrid embarrassed La Liga rivals Real Madrid 7-3 Friday in a pre-season friendly at MetLife Stadium.Costa had a hat-trick by halftime and added one more goal before he was sent off in the 63rd, when both teams were reduced to 10 men after a testy shoving match. “We started the game very poorly. In a top-level match such as this, we had a very bad start, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “The players are well aware and they’re disappointed.“We don’t need to dwell on it, this is a pre-season game. They were better in every respect and that’s all there is to it.”The first meeting outside of Europe between the Madrid rivals proved a dismal night for Zidane’s Real Madrid, who saw Serbian starlet Luka Jovic hobble off after an awkward collision with Atletico keeper Jan Oblak in the 24th minute.Zidane can only hope the news on his injury will be better than that on Marco Asensio, who could miss most if not all of the La Liga season after rupturing a knee ligament against Arsenal on Tuesday.Portuguese 19-year-old Joao Felix, signed from Benfica this month for 126 million euros ($142 million), scored his first goal for Atletico, and helped set up two more.Angel Correa also scored for Atletico, who had run the score to 5-0 at halftime and 6-0 before Real Madrid got one on the scoreboard before a packed house at the East Rutherford, New Jersey, home of the NFL’s New York Jets and New York Giants.Costa set the tone in the first minute. Put through in the area by Felix he fired across his body to make it 1-0.Felix struck in the eighth, slotting home a ball that was cut back to him by Saul Niguez.Real Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois could only watch Correa’s 19th-minute blast into the bottom left corner.Costa bagged his second to make it 4-0 in the 28th, Saul winning the ball after a poor pass from Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and sending a pass for Costa.Costa made it 5-0 on the stroke of halftime, converting from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the area by Isco.Atletico’s lead swelled to 6-0 in the 51st minute when Costa teamed with Felix for his fourth of the night, Felix slotting a pass through Real Madrid’s defence for Costa to arc over Keylor Navas.Real madrid and Atletico played a friendly match in AmericaEden Hazard helped Real Madrid pull back a goal in the 59th with a cross that Nacho bundled over the line.Minutes later Daniel Carvajal’s late challenge on Thomas Lemar saw tempers flare, with both Costa and Carvajal sent off.Undeterred, Atletico grabbed their seventh goal in the 70th thanks’ to a superb solo run by Vitolo, who seized the ball from two defenders and beat two more to score.Karim Benzema converted an 85th-minute penalty and Javi Hernandez scored in the 89th to trim the deficit, but there was little for Real Madrid to be proud of.“I’m not concerned, but I’m hurt. You don’t play to lose. But we can’t be looking backwards, it was a bad game and now we have to focus on what went wrong so we can try and make sure it doesn’t happen again,” said Zidane.Welsh star Gareth Bale — reportedly on the verge of a lucrative move to Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning — was sent on with less than half an hour remaining but couldn’t provide a spark.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny has at last got good news on the job front with the announcement today that the Highland Motor Group is expanding its operations with the addition of Honda and Citroën franchises to Donegal and the North West.The Highland Motor Group hope to create up to 10 full time jobs over the next 2 years and also give the local construction industry a much needed boost with up to 30-50 jobs in the redevelopment of the premises situated at the Mountain Top.Honda and Citroën have a long history of success in the Northwest and are delighted to be in partnership with the Highland Motor Group. Commenting on the return of Honda to Donegal, Adrian Cole, Managing Director of Universal Honda said: “We have always had great success and strong dealer representation for the Honda brand in Donegal.“We look forward to returning to Letterkenny and establishing a new relationship with the Highland Motor Group at a time when we are entering an exciting growth period for Honda albeit it in a very challenging trading environment.”Managing Director of Citroën Motors Ireland Ltd, Frédéric Soulier added “Citroën have always enjoyed loyalty from our North West customers and are delighted to be returning to Letterkenny where our new and exciting range of cars, including the premium DS Line, and wide range of commercials will be on display for all to see.“We take this opportunity to wish our new partner Lawerence and the team every success with the Citroën brand which has enjoyed strong sales growth nationwide and we are confident that the Highland Motor Group will continue the Citroën success story in the North West.” Lawrence Harrigan of the Highland Motor Group said: “We are delighted to secure the prestigious Honda and Citroën franchises for Donegal and look forward to bringing them back to Letterkenny where they enjoy a great following.“Both of these car brands along with our established Renault franchise have reputations as manufacturers of daring designs and advanced technologies which have enabled them to produce engines with class leading CO2 emissions, and capabilities of achieving up to 88mpg.”“With the Honda, Citroën and Renault brands the Highland Motor Group are now able to offer customers a fantastic range of cars and commercials, in a range of different trim levels, with low CO2 emissions and giving excellent value for money for all the needs and demands of the Donegal motoring public.“We will continue to operate our Renault franchise from the existing premises at the Mountain Top and the Honda and Citroën Sales outlet will be situated at the Mulroy Business Park, Canal Road, Letterkenny.”The new Honda and Citroen showrooms will open today – Saturday December 8th. TEN NEW JOBS FOR LETTERKENNY AS HIGHLAND MOTORS ADD HONDA AND CITREON FRANCHISES was last modified: December 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:TEN NEW JOBS FOR LETTERKENNY AS HIGHLAND MOTORS ADD HONDA AND CITREON FRANCHISESlast_img read more

My Donegal… with Daragh McCauley of ‎9ine Hostages Coffee Co.

first_imgDaragh McCauley is a well-known coffee expert and artisan food champion from Lifford. Many know him as the owner and manager of the iconic 9ine Hostages Coffee Co. at Manor Picnic Area.Daragh grew up in Cavan and went to university in the UK. He worked in the Civil Service for 15 years in Dublin and Galway before returning home to Donegal in 2014 for a change of pace.“Donegal was always home for me growing up and we returned often and spent much of the summer months here,” Daragh says. 9ine Hostages Coffee Co.Now, Daragh parks his coffee van at one of the most scenic places overlooking Lough Swilly, where he serves coffees, sweet bakes and Scarpello & Co sourdough toasties.You can sample the 9ine Hostages menu and more at a charity event this Saturday January 27th. The For The Love Of Street Food! event at Manor Picnic Area will see The Happy Camper, 9ine Hostages Coffee Co. and The Spicy Bird setting up for a day of food and fundraising in aid of the North West Simon Community. Call down from 10am to 4pm to enjoy the event and donate to the cause.9ine Hostages Coffee Co.Here is Daragh’s My Donegal…Where is your favourite place in Donegal and why?My favourite place in Donegal would have to be Glenveagh. It’s just a magical place.Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why? Advertisement The person I look up to would be both my parents. They made me who I am and still give me great advice and help when I need it.What do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?Its hard to pick one great tourist attraction in Donegal because there are so many. The Wild Atlantic Way is at its best in Donegal. I think Donegal is its star. The people of Donegal are its biggest attraction.Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters? I think I prefer Donegal summers marginally as it’s hard to run a mobile coffee business in the winter. But there is something to be said for seeing Wild Atlantic Donegal when it’s actually wild. It’s breathtaking and fierce at times.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?My favourite Donegal made product is Football Special ice-cream at Rockets ice-cream shop in Letterkenny.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?My favourite Donegal restaurant is the Lemon Tree in Letterkenny. Always perfect. For coffee apart from 9ine Hostages Coffee Co (haha) it has to be the Counter Deli.9ine Hostages Coffee Co.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?My favourite Donegal expression is ” hold your whist” – a favourite of my Grandfather’s.What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?I think the challenges that face the people of Donegal are the same as those of ten, twenty and fifty years ago. We just need to keep doing our own thing in our own way and look out for ourselves like we always have.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel or Packie? Sorry Daniel you are pure gold and pure Donegal but my heroes are all sports stars and chefs. I’ll never forget Packie at Italia ’90.Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?The thing about Donegal that I am most proud of is that no matter where you go in Ireland or further afield, no one ever has a bad word to say about it or its people.Do you want to take part in the My Donegal interview series? Let us know by emailing info@donegaldaily.comMy Donegal… with Daragh McCauley of ‎9ine Hostages Coffee Co. was last modified: January 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:9ine Hostages Coffee Co.daragh mccauleyFor The Love Of Street FoodMY DONEGALlast_img read more


first_imgTHE ORGANISERS of the Cara Bundoran 10-mile run have released results for the walkers.You can see how you got on by clicking here:cara-run-2012-walkers-results Full coverage at the weekend can be seen here: HERE:   CARA BUNDORAN RUN: WALKERS RESULTS was last modified: March 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CARA BUNDORAN RUN: WALKERS RESULTSlast_img read more


first_imgA well-known Letterkenny property-developer who transferred €1.6m to an offshore trust in the Isle of Man has told the High Court he can’t be certain where the money has gone.The missing cash is the subject of a freezing order granted after receivers were appointed to property company Brendan Gildea Ltd by National Irish Bank. Mr Gildea is a respected businessman and has built many of Donegal’s best-known housing developments.Lawyers for AIB said they may have found the money. Although the bank is not involved in the case, it went to court after noticing a bank transfer that it thinks could match the money covered by the freezing order.The controversial €1.6m is the subject of intensive court hearings. Developer Brendan Gildea, of Brookside Villas, Magherennan, Letterkenny, moved the money to the Isle of Man last April, before his company, listed with the same address, was taken into receivership in May.However receivers Martin Ferris & Associates, who were appointed to the company by NIB, want the funds returned.They say the money belongs to the company and ultimately to the bank, not to Mr Gildea.Brendan Gildea Ltd was taken into receivership on May 30 this year after failing to repay debts of €6.4m. The missing €1.6m was paid by Mr Gildea’s company into his own account in part settlement of €4.8m of director’s loans he made to the company.The court has not ruled on who is entitled to the funds, but it did issue a freezing order stopping the money being moved until the matter is settled. The company loans were backed by personal guarantees from Mr Gildea, which are also understood to have been called in by the bank.The developer now risks being jailed for contempt of court, because lawyers said he failed to correctly disclose the location of the €1.6m when the High Court issued its freezing order on July 4.They said that, on July 4, lawyers for Mr Gildea told the court the money was in the Isle of Man, even though Mr Gildea had ordered the money to be transferred to another account on June 20. In previous evidence, Mr Gildea said he failed to mention moving the money because he was not sure that the transfer had been completed.Yesterday Mr Gildea apologised to the Court for failing to refer to the transfer request at the time the freezing order was made.The judge ajourned the case until July 19 but ordered AIB to give details of the account they believe could hold the money to Myles Kirby of Martin Ferris & Associates.WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL DEVELOPER IN ‘MISSING’ €1.6MILLION CONTROVERSY was last modified: July 16th, 2011 by gregShare 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:AIBBRENDAN GILDEAPROPERTY DEVELOPERlast_img read more