Gardener makes pro debut on tonight’s Contender card

first_imgJamaican Michael Gardener, representing the Caribbean team in the Wray and Nephew Contender 2016 Series, makes his debut as a professional boxer tonight. Gardener will face USA boxer José Guzman, over five rounds in the fifth week of competition at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium. Fight time is 9.30 p.m. and the contest will be broadcast live on Television Jamaica. Last week the series heated up considerably when Guyanese boxer Revlon Lake fought a bruising battle against Anthony Woods from The Bahamas to take a majority decision, and tonight’s fight promises to be in the same vein. The 22 year-old Gardener is faced with a huge task, in this his debut, but he and his camp have stated that they are very confident of victory, despite the fact that Guzman, who is 27, is a seasoned professional with 20 fights on his rÈsumÈ. It is not an impressive one, as he has won six, lost 13, and had one draw, but the fact is that he has been a professional since 2006. He last fought on March 5, losing to John Hernandez in New York over six rounds. Gardener has been one of Jamaica’s best amateur boxers and has been a champion in both the welterweight and middleweight divisions. He has represented Jamaica in overseas competitions several times and is known to be a hard-hitting boxer. His major fault as an amateur was that being primarily a counter-puncher, he had the tendency to react and fight back rather than lead and be aggressive. As a result, he was usually coming from behind, and in a three-round fight, he therefore, found himself in trouble on several occasions. Over five rounds, he has some more time, but he still cannot afford to lose the early rounds as catching up would be difficult. The tactics that he uses tonight will be very important if he is to make a successful debut. He has good punching power, but his opponent, who was born in Puerto Rico and who has been living in the Bronx, New York, for some time, is quite likely to be very aggressive, so the ingredients are there for an exciting contest. The winner tonight moves into the quarter-final, and will be one step closer to the Contender 2016 title and first prize of $2million. The runner-up takes home $500,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000. In the next stage of the competition, the boxers will still challenge each other over five rounds, but the semi-finals will be over seven rounds, and the final in July will be a 10-round contest.last_img read more

April 17 2013The exhibition SOLERI MESA CITY TO

first_imgApril 17, 2013The exhibition “SOLERI: MESA CITY TO ARCOSANTI”, presently at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Arizona, is open until April 28. 2013.[Opening on February 8. 2013, photos by Sue Kirsch] You may want to take the opportunity to view some of Paolo Soleri’s extraordinary work before the exhibition closes and all of these wonderful pieces go back into storage in the Soleri Archives at Arcosanti. [‘Mesa City – Higher Learning’ scroll drawing]It is a rare occasion to be able to view the drawings and writing in one of Soleri’s seven metal-bound sketchbooks. You can view a selection of the sketchbook pages on the monitor right infront of the display case. On Saturday evening, after the 4 pm viewing of the documentary “Paolo Soleri, Beyond Form” at the Scottsdale Center of the Arts, Tomiaki Tamura and Roger Tomalty with SMoCA Assistant Curator Claire C. Carter will give a guided tour of the exhibition at the Smoca Museum.last_img read more

Middle East and North African streaming service I

first_imgMiddle East and North African streaming service, Icflix, has launched on Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles.Through the Sony deal, PlayStation viewers will be able to access Icflix’s catalogue of Hollywood, Jazwood and Bollywood content.“We are thrilled to announce this partnership to millions of PlayStation owners across Middle East and North Africa, giving them fast and easy access to Icflix’s growing library of content,” said Icflix founder and CEO, Carlos Tibi.last_img read more

Discovery Communications is reportedly in merger t

first_imgDiscovery Communications is reportedly in merger talks with Scripps Networks Interactive.According to a Reuters report, Scripps is looking for a buyer and has also held discussions with Viacom.The Discovery negotiations come more than three years after Scripps was first linked to firm.Variety reported in December 2013 that Discovery was considering making a bid for Scripps.That same year Discovery bought SBS’s business in Scandinavia for US$1.7 billion (€1.25 billion) and paid €170 million to buy into TF1 channels Eurosport, Histoire, TV Breizh, Ushuaïa TV and StyliaIn January 2014, however, the Wall Street Journal reported that Discovery and Scripps had abandoned merger talks without getting beyond an “early, exploratory stage.”US-based Scripps owns TV brands including HGTV, Food Channel, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, as well as Poland’s TVN.A deal with Discovery would bring these assets together with Discovery’s networks – which include Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, and OWN in the US – and a number of European brands, such as Eurosport.Scripps’ share price was up more than 14% in after-hours trading, while Discovery’s was up more than 7%. Neither company has commented on the speculation.last_img read more

Logue welcomes transformation of local GP services

first_imgLogue welcomes transformation of local GP services was last modified: September 4th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: “Care within communities will be greatly improved by bringing in new professional roles to work alongside and support GPs and nurses, enabling patients to access the most appropriate service as quickly as possible.“I very much welcome the fact that prototype schemes are now being launched in Derry and Down. “Recruitment for an estimated 200 posts is now underway and a further roll-out is planned for West Belfast in the coming months.“This is the direction of travel which healthcare must go in and the introduction of this scheme is tangible evidence of the transformation agenda now beginning to be rolled out within the health and social care service.” SINN Féin Health Spokesperson Patricia Logue has welcomed the first stage of a £15m programme to transform GP care services here.She was commenting after the initiative got underway in Derry and Down where multi-disciplinary teams involving physiotherapists, mental health specialists and social workers will be brought together within GP practices.“This is a very important part of the transformation agenda identified within the Bengoa report and which was begun by the then Health Minister Michelle O’Neill,” said Cllr Logue. ShareTweet BENGOA REPORTCOUNCILLOR PATRICIA LOGUEHealth ServiceLogue welcomes transformation of local GP servicesSinn Feinlast_img read more