MMA star McGregor wants to fight a boxer on his turf

first_imgMayweather, who returned after two years of retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star, bided his time before exerting his superiority from the middle rounds onwards at the T-Mobile Arena.The match ended with a 10th-round stoppage as Mayweather ended his career with a perfect 50-0 record.But McGregor, nicknamed “The Notorious”, said he would beat the 40-year-old American in a rematch by changing his training regime.“He (Mayweather) was a tactical genius in there. He changed his gameplan three times and that is the sign of a true champion,” said McGregor.“If it happened in a rematch, it’s a simple adjustment of me having a heavier sparring partner coming in the later rounds, leaning on me and walking me down.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kyrie Irving to ’flat Earth’ theory doubters: ‘Do your own research’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson McGregor, speaking ahead of the Dublin premiere of “Conor McGregor: Notorious” — a documentary about the fighter — said his next fight would be to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title.“Right now I am focused on my world, the world of true fighting,” he told the BBC.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Ideally I would like to take one of the boxers into an MMA bout — someone come into my world now.“I went into their platform and faced the so-called best-of-the-best and I handled him pretty easily in the early rounds, before I got fatigued and got stopped.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Conor McGregor stands on stage during a weigh-in Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing bout Saturday. (AP Photo/John Locher)Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor says he wants a boxer to “come into his world”, insisting he would beat Floyd Mayweather in a rematch, the BBC reported Wednesday.The 29-year-old Irishman lost to ex-welterweight champion Mayweather in Las Vegas in August in one of the richest boxing bouts of all time.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “My sparring in the lead-up to the camp was always against fast-twitch, light-on-their-toes opponents. I was never against forward pressure because he (Mayweather) had never fought like that. That took us by surprise and I got beat.“But if we had a rematch I would correct that and beat him.”Referring to a possible Mayweather rematch, he added: “He’s retired. I will not call him out. I respect what he has done.”Asked if he would get back in a boxing ring, McGregor replied: “Of course. Boxing is certainly an interest of mine. But the next fight will be to defend my UFC lightweight belt.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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MV Canawaima still docked, awaiting repairs two months later

first_imgIt has been close to three months since the MV Canawaima, which operates the Guyana-Suriname route, encountered mechanical issues and was grounded.Public Infrastructure MinisterDavid PattersonThe MV Canawaima vesselThe jointly owned vessel was scheduled to undergo repairs by Surinamese, but although they promised to have it up and running in two months, the boat is still inoperable, leaving persons to use an alternative route, which some say are not safe.Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson in a brief telephone interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday explained, “Our Surinamese counterparts had written us saying that the parts will take two months [but] you know how long that has been so… we would have thought that if they would have ordered the parts it should have been here already and fixed so I mean I really can’t say anything”.Patterson added, “We are now almost into the third month so we are still waiting on them to confirm what position we are at the moment”.He confirmed that services are yet to be resumed as no alternative is in place.On May 27, services of the ferry were officially suspended, preventing it from plying the Moleson Creek, Guyana – Nickerie, Suriname route. Patterson had told Guyana Times back then that the vessel was being powered by a tug for some time now which has encountered some issues.A few days later, it was announced that the MB Sandaka was re-routed to provide services between Guyana and Suriname. This vessel operated from May 31 to June 2, 2019, to facilitate the return of stranded passengers on both sides.More recently, the Government signalled its intent to operate its own ferry service to ply this route.In June, Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon told reporters, “The question of whether a new vessel will go there and who’s going to have that – all of these will be a matter which we will have to sort out [with Suriname] … But this is a service which the people are depending on and if it becomes necessary, I believe our Minister of Public Infrastructure [David Patterson] has already started to contemplate whether, in fact, we may have to put a vessel there ourselves”.With travel being cut via water transport between the two countries, the need for an alternative, such as a bridge linking the two countries has come up once again.In fact, the subject Minister told this publication only last week, that talks between the two countries in this regard is active.Patterson explained that the technical aspect of the project is currently being discussed while details are yet to be sorted out with regards to the project’s “foreign affairs” aspect.The bridge had been in the works for a number of years under the PPP/C Administration, with both countries looking to capitalise on the current brisk trade expected to increase many folds when the structure becomes operational.The bridge, according to Patterson, will have a similar arrangement as the Guyana-Suriname Ferry in that it is jointly owned. This, he explained, would, therefore, mean that the project will pass through several stages before it can be completed.As a result, he was unable to say when a contract would be inked to allow these works to commence. There are reports that the bridge is likely to be erected at Moleson Creek or Orealla.last_img read more

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Bribery-probe subject gets security post

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It sends a terrible message,” King, R-N.Y., said Friday. “They couldn’t trust him to write tax policy, so why should he be given access to our nation’s top secrets or making policy for national defense?” Jefferson, 59, is the subject of a federal investigation into whether he accepted bribes related to a telecommunications deal in Africa. The FBI’s evidence against him includes $90,000 found in his freezer – fodder for late-night talk show jokes but not funny to Pelosi, who promised to run the most ethical Congress in history. WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who stripped embattled Rep. William Jefferson of his seat on a powerful tax committee last year, has decided to put him on the Homeland Security panel, infuriating some Republicans who charge that he could be a security risk. Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat, was kicked off the Ways and Means Committee amid a federal bribery probe, yet still won re-election to a ninth term. Pelosi is giving him a seat on the panel after Jefferson was outspoken in his criticism of the homeland security agencies that responded to Hurricane Katrina. His appointment must still be formally approved by the rest of the House Democrats. The decision immediately came under fire from the top Republican on the committee, Rep. Peter King. last_img read more

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Exclusive – Man City legend warns Pellegrini: You’re heading for the sack!

first_imgRodney Marsh believes Manuel Pellegrini could be heading for the exit door at Manchester City,It has not been a good start to the season for the Premier League champions, with City already six points behind leaders Chelsea, struggling in Europe and out of the Capital One Cup.And Marsh, the club’s legendary former striker, has warned Pellegrini he must reverse the poor run of form and deliver the title, or success in the Champions League, to save his job.Speaking on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show, he said: “I think he will get the sack. There is every chance if this carries on that Pellegrini will be out the same as [Roberto] Mancini was.“If Pellegrini carries on like this, and Man City don’t win the league or get to the final at least of the Champions League, I think Pellegrini is sacked.”The cup defeat at home to Newcastle on Wednesday night stretched City’s winless run to three matches.Marsh is hopeful they will get back to winning ways in Sunday’s derby clash with Manchester United, but admits he harbours serious concerns about the make-up of Pellegrini’s squad.“Man City have got loads of world class players that, apart from David Silva and Sergio Aguero, are all playing ordinary football at the same time. When you have that, it doesn’t matter how brilliant the players are, if you are not pulling in the same direction you are going to struggle,” he added.“I heard this morning that they are the oldest squad of players in the whole of the Premier League and, at the moment, I think City are really struggling.”Manchester City v Manchester United is live on talkSPORT in the UK on Sunday and live on talkSPORT.com outside the UK and Ireland, kick-off 13.30last_img read more

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Fancy appearing on the Late Late Toy Show?

first_imgWith just under three months or 109 days for all you organised people out there before old St Nicholas makes his return, the Late Late Toy Show are opened for applications.We all love the Late Late Toy Show because it’s the start of every Irish childhood’s Christmas.This year’s Toy Show will be taking place on Friday December 2nd and the producers are looking for any children who can help make it a magical night. If there’s a young person in your life who is a natural in front of camera, a talented performer, comedian or just an all round show-off, they want to hear from you.The producers are also searching for performing groups, dancers, bands, choirs and singers from all over the country.You can download and fill in an application form by clicking this link.The closing date for entries is Monday 3rd October. This year’s #ToyShow takes place Fri, 2nd Dec & we’re looking for the children who help make it a magical night. https://t.co/SVHAvhNTxe— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) September 5, 2016Fancy appearing on the Late Late Toy Show? was last modified: September 6th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:ApplicationsCHristmasLate Late Toy Showlast_img read more

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ALL HAIL MARY AS FINN VALLEY AC THANK GLENFIN LEADER FOR HER WORK

first_imgTRIBUTES have been paid to Mary Martin who has stepped down from her role at Finn Valley AC.Mary Martin, some years ago and with the advent of the Fit 4Life athletics development, took the initiative to lead out and introduce people not previously involved to running as a means of physical activity and this began a most successful project based at Finn Valley AC.It became a most enjoyable and healthy experience for so many . She committed, led and enthused so many. On Saturday night at the Finn Valley Centre 90 of her Girls turned out to acknowledge the Glenfinn lady and to express their thanks.A most enjoyable evening was had by all present which Mary, acccompanied by husband Neil, acknowledged.The group will now be led in 2016 by Brendan Patton.Mary no doubt will still attend when she can as she has been involved in the running business for many many years. Indeed she was a member of the first ever club team from Donegal /Ulster to win national masters x country team with Jean Harron, Rosaleen Mc Gonagle and Noreen Mc Gonagle. ALL HAIL MARY AS FINN VALLEY AC THANK GLENFIN LEADER FOR HER WORK was last modified: November 29th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Valley ACMary Martinlast_img read more

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Legendary goalscorer Brendan Bradley honoured at Soccer Writers Association awards

first_imgA little history was made at the Soccer Writers Association of Ireland Awards last night, as record Ireland Goalscorer Robbie Keane made a presentation on behalf of the SWAI to Brendan Bradley, the greatest goalscorer in League of Ireland history with 235 goals, the vast majority of which came in the blue and white of Finn Harps.The event, which took place at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin, saw football legend Robbie Keane receive the Special International Career Achievement Award presented by Martin O’Neill. Dundalk scooped the Media Officer prize for which Harps’ own Declan Kerr was nominated.Well done to Berndan, Declan, and the media team at Finn Harps on their great work!Legendary goalscorer Brendan Bradley honoured at Soccer Writers Association awards was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Brendan Bradleyfinn harpsgoalscorerrobbie keanelast_img read more

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HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? THIEVES RAID CHARITY SHOP

first_imgGardai in Donegal Town are hunting sick thieves behind a raid on a charity shop.Detectives believe the premises in Water Street were raided around 2.30am on Monday.Thieves forced their way into the premises and made off with a small sum of cash. Gardai are renewing their appeal to anyone with information to contact them at Donegal Garda station.Meanwhile, Gardai have recovered a high powered motor cycle after it was stolen during a burglary in Donegal Town at the weekend.The motorbike was nicked from a house in the Drumrooske area.HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? THIEVES RAID CHARITY SHOP was last modified: June 22nd, 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:burglaryDonegal Townlast_img read more

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OBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – WEDNESDAY JUNE 29TH

first_imgBOYLEThe death has taken place at Lifford Hospital of Cathal Boyle, formerly of Muckish Avenue in Letterkenny His remains are reposing at his niece Sheila Boyle’s home in Mullaghduff Removal from there this (Weds) evening to arrive at Star of the Sea Church, Annagry at 7.30 Requiem Mass tomorrow morning, Thursday, at 11AM, followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard.PORTER The death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Deirdre Porter, Stragill, Buncrana. Her remains are reposing at her residence. Funeral from there tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Cockhill, followed by burial in St Michael’s Graveyard, Urris. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice c/o any family member.ROBBThe death has taken place at the Nursing Unit, Buncrana of Tommy Robb, Moress, Inch Island His remains are reposing at his home. Requiem Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Inch Island, tomorrow, Thursday at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The Nursing Unit, Buncrana – c/o any family member.GALLAGHER The death has taken place at her home of Kathleen Gallagher, Church Road, Falcarragh. Her remains are reposing at her late residence Funeral mass today, Wednesday at 12 noon in St Finian’s Church, Falcarragh, followed by burial in Dunlewey cemetery.OBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – WEDNESDAY JUNE 29TH was last modified: June 29th, 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:OBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – WEDNESDAY JUNE 29THlast_img read more

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WORKMEN RACE AGAINST TIME AT HOSPITAL AS NEW STORMS ON WAY

first_imgdonegaldaily.comCONTRACTORS are working around the clock to sandbag a stream which caused the flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital.Met Eireann says torrential downpours are on the way later today and tomorrow.The organisation has issued a flood warning. However the BBC doesn’t believe Donegal will get the predicted rainfall until tomorrow. Workmen however are getting prepared.They worked all day yesterday filling sandbags and dredging the stream.“We need to make sure if we get another thunder storm like the one last Friday that there is no repeat of the flooding,” one worker told Donegal Daily.“A lot of debris has been removed but we are not taking any chances. “We’re putting sandbags along the stream to prevent another deluge heading down towards the hospital.”Met Eireann says the thunder storms will reach Donegal this evening.They are already bringing heavy downpours to the south and south-west of Ireland.All forecasters agree that Thursday will be a wash-out in Donegal.“Thursday will be wet with spells of heavy or thundery rain in many areas and a risk of flooding, especially in the north west,” says Met Eireann. WORKMEN RACE AGAINST TIME AT HOSPITAL AS NEW STORMS ON WAY was last modified: July 31st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:WORKMEN RACE AGAINST TIME AT HOSPITAL AS NEW STORMS ON WAYlast_img read more

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