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Siobhán hopes to turn heads in pro boxing debut

first_imgPrint Facebook Linkedin NewsSiobhán hopes to turn heads in pro boxing debutBy Editor – November 2, 2018 1958 Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Siobh‡n O’Leary who will make her professional boxing debut on Saturday, November 24A LIMERICK homeless service provider is hoping to turn some heads later this month when she makes her professional boxing debut.Super featherweight Siobhán O’Leary is on the ‘Celtic Clash 7′ bill at the Good Counsel GAA Clubhouse in Dublin on Saturday, November 24 when she will become one of only six Irish women professionals boxers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While Katie Taylor has been boxing as a young child and is one of the most technically talented boxers around, Siobhán O’Leary brings something different. A late convert to boxing, she brings raw power and aggression to the game and joins the professional ranks with a lot of expectation.Explaining the reasoning behind the switch to the paid ranks, she said that while the amateur game had been good to her, the time was right to move forward.“I got into boxing quite late through participation in a white collar boxing tournament with my former club Corpus Christi in Limerick. That was 2012. I absolutely fell in love with the sport through that and have boxed ever since. This decision wasn’t made lightly and I couldn’t do it without the support of my partner Maeve and my family and friends.”Relocating to Dublin to train with former national champion Eddie Hyland, word is spreading about the power punching woman sparring with men and doing big numbers in the gym.A full-time homeless services worker with St Vincent de Paul in Limerick, every spare minute goes into preparing for November 24.“Progress is a little slow but it’s coming. Eddie and myself have gelled really well. Every time that I come up to Dublin, I feel like I’m learning something new. The biggest changes have to do with changing my style into a more pro style. Sitting down on my shots, relaxing a little more and moving the mind frame away from three rounds into longer fights.“I like to respond to what’s in front of me and impose my style on my opponent.”She is predicting a special night in Dublin in front of a few busloads of travelling fans.“Limerick is a boxing city and with my own background in boxing over the last people just want to see you do well. I’m best when I’m under pressure. Of course I’m going to be nervous, there’d be something wrong if you weren’t. I’m looking forward to a big crowd, to getting under the lights and performing for my family and friends”Manager Stephen Sharpe says he is “more than excited about Siobhán’s prospects. Boxing fans will like her, they will like her boxing style and they will like her attitude.“The reaction she received was incredible and I’ve no doubt she will quickly become a fan favourite. It was an easy decision for us to work with Siobhán, we are always 100 per cent honest with fighters before we sign them. No promises that we can’t keep, just that we will work hard, work together and do our best by Siobhán and she was happy with that”.And he explained how another Limerick professional boxer, Garryowen’s Graham McCormack, helped facilitate the move.“I have known about Siobhán for a while. Graham McCormack had been telling me about her as they train together in Functional Fitness in Limerick.“She had a very successful run in the amateurs and I’ve known for some time she hits like a mule, giving the Limerick lads hell sparring and I had enquired a couple of times what her plans were. Graham told me that she was seriously contemplating a switch to the pro-ranks and was weighing up her options.“I was instantly impressed by her attitude and commitment. I knew she had boxing ability but that’s not all, Siobhán has substance, she is a highly intelligent, articulate and as determined as they come.”In addition to Siobhán’s professional debut, the ’Celtic Clash 7′ bill on November 24 will feature two Irish title fights and six bouts on the undercard. Email Previous articleYears of sexual abuse by father left his daughters brokenNext articleHey Jude – ‘My son has become isolated over the past year’ Editorlast_img read more

Dead & Company Releases Pro-Shot Video Of “Iko Iko” From Hartford [Watch]

first_imgDead & Company continues to build momentum ahead of their 2019 summer tour by gradually sharing official audio and video footage from the band’s 2017 fall  and 2018 winter tours. So far, the band has released pro-shot videos of “Deep Elem Blues”,“If I Had The World to Give“, and “Eyes Of The World“. Dead & Company continued their video vault rollout with the release of “Iko Iko”, the band’s show-opening number from their performance on 11/22/2017 at Hartford, CT’s XL Center.Dead & Co. took their time easing into the first set opener, with Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart setting the tempo on drums. Bob Weir sounded sharp vocally, with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti providing some backing vocal assistance on the chorus. Moving out of “Iko Iko’s” structured segment, Mayer took a short, yet breezy guitar solo, before passing the torch onto Chimenti to steal the show. Chimenti dazzled the New England crowd with a roaring solo on his grand piano, allowing his quick-witted fingers to dance around, before crashing back into Weir’s vocal lead.SiriusXM’s Gary Lambert also continues to provide thought-provoking liner notes to go with the release of every video and audio performance, as part of the band’s latest fan-friendly initiative. As he notes about this week’s video selection,Hey Now! Based on the battle chants of the legendary Mardi Gras Indian tribes of New Orleans, this song first appeared in recorded form in 1953 as “Jock-a-Mo,” by James “Sugarboy” Edwards, then resurfaced under its current title as a smash 1965 single by the vocal group the Dixie Cups. It started turning up in the Grateful Dead’s repertoire in the late 70s and its irresistible groove was especially welcome at the Mardi Gras shows (complete with parade floats and wild costumes) that the great impresario Bill Graham produced for the Dead in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 80s and early 90s.Watch pro-shot video of Dead & Company’s take on “Iko Iko” from Hartford below:Dead & Company – “Iko Iko” (Pro-Shot Video)[Video: Dead & Company]Dead & Company fans should keep their eyes peeled on the band’s social media accounts, as more videos and audio recordings are expected to arrive in the upcoming weeks.Setlist: Dead & Company | XL Center | Hartford, CT | 11/22/2017Set One: Iko Iko, Shakedown Street > They Love Each Other > Loose Lucy, Friend of the Devil, Bird SongSet Two: Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World, China Doll, The Other One > Drums > Space > Spanish Jam > Black Peter > Uncle John’s Band > U.S. BluesEncore: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,Setlist: Dead & Company | XL Center | Hartford, CT | 11/22/2017last_img read more

You can beat the heat!

first_imgFor more information, click here. The department also makes sure checking in on your family and neighbors. Here are some things you can do when its hot out to stay cool: (WBNG) — The Broome County Office of Emergency Management is asking all individuals to remember to stay hydrated in hot weather. Avoid strenuous activityWear light clothingWatch for heat cramps, exhaustion and heat strokeDrink plenty of waterNever leave pets or people in a carlast_img

Law on Wine in Public Hearing

first_imgThe Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a draft Law on Wine, after consultations with producers of the wine and viticulture sector in order to exchange views and better understand the requirements of producers and the framework that must be adhered to by the Ministry.The Wine Act is drafted for the purpose of consolidating European Union regulations with national regulations in the wine and viticulture sector in order to regulate a single legal basis for the adoption of implementing regulations on competencies at the national level. At the same time, the areas currently prescribed at the national level by the Law on Wine and the Law on the Common Organization of the Market of Agricultural Products and special measures and rules related to the market of agricultural products will be connected.The aim of drafting the draft law on wine and all measures it adopts is to define a clear legal framework for the economic conduct of grape and wine production and ultimately the sale of wine for income in market-transparent conditions with the inclusion of tools to combat the “gray market”.Four new regions are being establishedThe draft law on wine enables the association of winemakers and winegrowers at the national and regional level, who are given a new active role in the promotional activities of winemakers and work on the marketing system of Croatian wines and will thus contribute more actively than before . Four new regions are being established (both wine and marketing): Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region; Croatian Istria and Kvarner; Dalmatia and Bregovita Hrvatska. In addition, the Draft Law on Wine clearly defines the distinctive framework for the production of grapes for own needs in a very limited scope on areas up to 0,1 ha from those producers of grapes, must and wine in production, business and market-oriented coverage .This Draft Proposal of the Law on Wine regulates the legal basis for performing more efficient administrative control of all data that grape and wine producers are obliged to submit. At the same time, the field control carried out by the field wine supervisors will be strengthened in order to check the compliance of the submitted data with the actual situation, which strengthens the system of traceability of grape and wine production.”With the new Law on Wine, we bring a clear legal framework for the production of grapes and wine, the sale of wine in market-transparent conditions, we strengthen the role of wine associations and wine marketing. ” – said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolusic and added “In addition to the Act, in cooperation with winemakers, we are adopting a new National Support Program for Winemakers for the period 2019-2023, which increases the amount of funding and introduces a new measure to promote wine with 80% refund. We are opening tenders for the new five-year period in October this year. “The Croatian Center for Agricultural Food and Rural Affairs, the Institute of Viticulture and Enology retains the role of the holder of sensory evaluation of wine, but regional wine organizations are actively involved in proposing evaluators, and only wine evaluation is carried out by commissions with majority regional evaluators. This ensures an increase in the level of quality of evaluation as well as the quality of the wines themselves, because the evaluation process is carried out by evaluators who know best the characteristics of the wine of a particular region.RELATED NEWS:NIKOLA BENVENUTI, VINISTRA: ISTRIAN WINERS HAVE LONG RECOGNIZED THE STRENGTH OF THE BRAND, THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY AND ASSOCIATION FOR POSITIONING ON THE WINE MAP OF THE WORLDSAŠA ŠPIRANEC: WINERS MUST BE ORGANIZED IN FOUR GREAT ASSOCIATIONS: SLAVONIA, DALMATIA, ISTRIA AND KVARNER, AND HILLY CROATIAlast_img read more

James Ginter (with Craig Meeker and Colton Day) challenges Wellington FCA in Ice Bucket Challenge… Will they take the challenge?

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down none · 312 weeks ago So are people actualy raising money or just awareness? If they are raising money can you please keep us posted on the tally if possible. This is a good cause and if the community is working together for the common good of a cause it would be kinda interesting to see how much can be accomplished by Wellington when we work together. Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 312 weeks ago It’s a nice idea, but what people donate is personal. Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Christy · 312 weeks ago OK now that everyone is taking the challenge lets all go to Meadow Lanes bowling alley this weekend and support the Michael Day Benefit, its for a GREAT cause and alot of fun!! We as a town should be able to top last years amount if everyone would come out and bowl a game, just like they are doing the ice bucket challenge. Report Reply 0 replies · active 312 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Craig Meeker, James Ginter and Colton Day of Wellington recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the other day. As a result, in one of his challenges, Ginter has challenged members of the Wellington High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Let’s see if some in the WHS FCA members have followed through…Stay tuned.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Klopp wrestles with Liverpool’s midfield dilemma

first_img– Vulnerable –Liverpool, currently third in the Premier League, have not been as threatening a force as they were last season en route to the Champions League final.The midfield has looked particularly vulnerable in their past two matches, a 1-1 Premier League draw at Arsenal last Saturday and a surprisingly meek 2-0 Champions League group defeat at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.Neither Keita nor Fabinho played in Serbia, while their other major outfield signing of the summer, Xherdan Shaqiri, was left in England, amid concerns about the reception he would receive from the home supporters because of his Kosovan heritage.Klopp’s three-man midfield on Tuesday failed to distinguish itself, with hamstring injury victim Jordan Henderson clearly missed.James Milner’s error led to the home side’s second goal, with Georginio Wijnaldum shrugged aside too easily before Milan Pavkov scored. Adam Lallana, making a rare start, was anonymous.Fabinho was an unused substitute in Belgrade, having struggled against Arsenal, and is clearly not up to speed with the English game yet.Keita started well in England, then hit injury problems, as he suffered a back spasm during October’s Champions League defeat by Napoli, and a hamstring problem playing for Guinea.Klopp has shuffled around his midfield this season, but appears reluctant to repeat the experiment he tried in September’s Premier League win over Southampton, when Shaqiri was used in an advanced midfield role.The Switzerland international was substituted at half-time that day, because Klopp felt the match was too open.His best hope of regular game time now would appear to be as part of the attacking three, which means dislodging Salah, Firmino or Mane.Fabinho still has work to do to earn his starting spot too. Keita, though, will surely become a regular once he gets up to speed and a meeting with struggling Fulham could be the ideal place to start.Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | As Jurgen Klopp tries to maintain Liverpool’s challenge for the Premier League title, the need to sort out his midfield is becoming an increasingly pressing issue.A home match against bottom club Fulham on Sunday may just offer the opportunity to start to put that right by giving both Naby Keita and Fabinho crucial game time to build momentum and confidence.Both players were signed at great expense during the summer with a view to strengthening Liverpool’s midfield options.Keita was seen as a replacement for the attacking guile of Philippe Coutinho while Fabinho was viewed as the player to prove a defensive shield following Emre Can’s departure.Neither has yet managed to establish themselves as a powerful presence in England, with Reds boss Klopp relying largely on the players used last season.Klopp has suggested both signings need time to settle in a new country, with Guinea international Keita arriving from German club RB Leipzig, and Brazilian Fabinho joining from French Ligue 1 side Monaco.While it is understandable that neither player would hit the ground running, the need for them to find form has become more urgent, given the lack of creative spark in Liverpool’s midfield.If the front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have failed to hit last season’s heights, the same is true of the midfield, where the injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been sorely missed.Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has seen the difference for himself.“Last season everyone was used to us scoring four or five goals. That can’t be possible every single game,” Robertson said.“Maybe we are missing a bit of a spark in terms of not winning 4-0 or 5-0 in most games but if the manager thinks that then we need to try to get it back.“We need to come together as a team and try to give what the gaffer wants, try to get the spark and try to win games more comfortably.”last_img read more

Nelson Skating Club presents Stars of the Galaxy

first_imgThe Nelson Skating Club is inviting the public to its annual year-end show, Stars of the Galaxy, set for Saturday, May 6th in the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.Show time is 1:30 p.m. with the event featuring skaters from the CanSkate, Junior Academy and StarSkate programs.  The cost is $5 per adult and $2 for seniors and children under 12. During the Stars of the Galaxy the Nelson Skating Club is raffling off return flight tickets to Vancouver donated by Pacific Coastal.last_img