GDF marches to 18th consecutive  champion gym title

first_img– Keevin Allicock voted Best BoxerTHE Guyana Defence Force (GDF) marched to their 18th consecutive national open championship title when the curtain came down on the Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA) Terrence Ali open championships at the National Gymnasium on Sunday night.Despite some good individual performances from the soldiers, the spotlight was on Forgotten Youth Foundation’s (FYF) and Junior Commonwealth Games bantamweight silver medalist, Keevin Allicock, who was adjudged Best Boxer of the tournament for the two Technical Knock-Out (TKO) victories he registered in as many fights of the three-night championships.Winning championship titles for the GDF were Colin `Superman’ Lewis (junior welterweight), Desmond Amsterdam (middleweight), Aubrey Headley (heavyweight) and Shemear Mingo (super heavyweight).The border patrol defence force boxers also ended the championships with six silver medals which assisted them to win the championship title.With his sight set on the tournament’s best boxer award, as well as booking a spot on Guyana’s team for the Caribbean Amateur Championships slated for Guyana from December 6-9 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Allicock entered the ring in a no nonsense mood on Saturday night for his bantamweight contest against GDF’s Clinton Clarke and from the sound of the bell for the start of the first round, showed his class with terrific hand speed and dominated the fight until the referee had cause to bring an end to Allicock’s onslaught at two minutes 21 seconds of the second round.Allicock, the new Albouystown `Cyclone’, was in the same destructive mood on Sunday night when he faced another soldier in Clairmont Gibson, who had no answer for the lightning hand speed and craftiness of Allicock and after being punished for one minute, 58 seconds during the first round, referee Richard Braithwaite had no other choice but to call a halt to the one-sided contest to save Gibson from further punishment or injuries.The second soldier to appear on Sunday night’s card was Delroy Fordyce who had no answer for Rose Hall Jammers’ jamal Eastman in a lightweight contest that saw both Eastman and Fordyce going at each other with telling combinations, but seconds into the first round, Fordyce was clipped with a wicked left hook and the referee administered a standing eight count.Eastman then started to add straight rights to his armoury and caught his opponent with one such shot and the referee issued a second eight count and on resumption, Eastman once again caught Fordyce with yet another straight right and referee, Romana Agard, stopped the fight at two minutes of the round.From then onwards, the GDF boxers started to rack up victories. The first was a junior welterweight win for Lewis who secured a walk-over win from Vergenoegen Boxing Gym’s Christopher Moore and this was followed by a TKO win for Amsterdam who caused the referee to his contest against his gym mate Dwayne July with 21 seconds left in the second round.Headley subsequently secured a split decision verdict against his fellow soldier, Markember Pierre in their heavyweight contest and finally, Mingo edged his GDF `squadee’, Emerson Farley by earning a split decision victory.In results from the other finals on Sunday night, Patrick Harvey (FYF) won by a split decision against Rose Hall Jammers’ Francis Sukhu in their flyweight contest, Seon Griffith (FYF), after absorbing some amount of punishment at the hands of Harpy Eagles’ Kevin Allicock in their flyweight contest, was given the fight at the conclusion of the third round, as Kevin Allicock did not have his bandage marked by the officials before entering the ring.The other fight on the night’s card, a welterweight bout between GDF’s Quincy Boyce and Harpy Eagles Emanuel Sancho, saw Sancho securing a unanimous points victory.last_img

Terry sent off as Chelsea lose at Sunderland

first_imgSunderland 3 Chelsea 2Sunderland came from behind twice to win at the Stadium of Light, where John Terry was sent off in what could therefore prove to be his final appearance for Chelsea.AdChoices广告Diego Costa put the visitors ahead and Nemanja Matic’s goal on the stroke of half-time restored their lead soon after Wahbi Khazri had equalised.But relegation-threatened Sunderland hit back again in the second half, scoring twice in the space of three minutes to boost their chances of staying in the Premier League.Former Chelsea man Fabio Borini equalised and Jermain Defoe netted what turned out to be the winner.The Blues ended the match with 10 men after Terry’s injury-time foul on Khazri earned the skipper a second yellow card.It means Terry, who has indicated that he will not be given a new contract when his current deal expires this summer, must serve a two rather than one-match ban as he was also sent off against West Brom earlier in the campaign.That rules the Stamford Bridge legend out of the midweek trip to Liverpool and next weekend’s season finale at home to Leicester.Sunderland made a determined start but were punished for failing to clear a corner after 14 minutes.The ball dropped to Gary Cahill and he slipped the ball through for Costa, who finished coolly.Khazri levelled with a brilliant strike from the edge of the penalty area but Sunderland switched off again, allowing Matic to collect Cesar Azpilicueta’s header and slide the ball through the legs of Vito Mannone with the final kick of the first half.Keeper Mannone produced an important second-half save to deny Costa before the tide turned dramatically in the home side’s favourBorini was set up by another former Chelsea man, Patrick van Aanholt, and the striker’s shot went in with the help of a deflection off Terry.And when Deandre Yedlin’s cross was deflected into the path of Defoe, the ex-Tottenham forward fired home. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic (Baba 68), Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel (Traore 83), Matic; Willian (Oscar 80), Fabregas, Hazard; Costa.Subs not used: Begovic, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Pato. See also:Sunderland v Chelsea player ratingsTerry can follow Gullit’s lead – Hiddink Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jacksonville Jaguars player takes teen with cancer to prom

first_imgJacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks runs onto the field before an NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ A Jacksonville teen with liver cancer had a special date to her high school prom.Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks picked up 18-year-old Khameyea Jennings in his Lamborghini on Saturday evening and took her to the dance at the Jacksonville Zoo.The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1EKIrrM ) reports Marks visited Jennings at Wolfson Children’s Hospital with a bouquet of flowers on Wednesday and asked if he could take her to the prom. Jennings had planned to attend the prom with her sister. But Marks’ invitation was too good to turn down. So Jennings accepted even though she knows “nothing about sports.”Jennings was diagnosed with cancer on Mother’s Day 2013.Laquandra Jennings said her daughter was looking forward to a night that was free of needles, chemo, and potassium levels.___Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.comAP-WF-05-04-15 0938GMTlast_img read more

Southland Men’s Teams Battle for Tournament Position Saturday

first_imgWentz, Hittle Named Capital One Academic All-District 7: Abilene Christian junior Parker Wentz and UIW junior Kyle Hittle were named to the Capital One Academic All-District 7 Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Wentz is a two-time honoree and a 2013-14 All-Southland Conference Academic First Team selection. The junior biology major with a 3.82 GPA also has made ACU’s Dean’s List on five occasions. Hittle boasts a 3.63 GPA in business administration and is in his third year with the UIW program. Northwestern State’s West Leads League in Assists: Northwestern State junior Jalan West is tops in the conference with his 7.4 assists per game average, which ranks fifth in the country. He has totaled 178 assists in 24 games, including a league-high 14-assist outing against Missouri Valley Nov. 29. West has recorded double-double four times this season with double-digit assists. Against Missouri Valley, he also scored 11 points, and he also achieved double-doubles against Louisiana-Lafayette (19 points, 10 assists), Lamar (17 points, 11 assists) and Central Arkansas (10 points, 11 assists). Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston Ranked in Mid-Major Poll: After having its 19 game winning streak snapped, Stephen F. Austin dropped two spots to No. 6 in the College Insider Mid-Major Poll. The Lumberjacks are also receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. The Lumberjacks have a 21-4 record on the year with wins at Memphis and at home against Long Beach State, North Texas and Texas State. SFA three loses were an overtime loss against Northern Iowa (No. 11 AP Poll/No. 11 Coaches’ Poll), a road loss to Xavier, a road loss to Baylor (No. 20 AP/No. 20 Coaches’) and a road loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Sam Houston State, which is 21-5 on the season and has won seven in a row, moved up one spot to No. 15. The Bearkats’ five losses came on the road to UNLV, Texas A&M and LSU, at a neutral site against Wofford and at home to SFA. Two other Southland schools received votes in the Mid-Major Poll with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and UIW. Southland in Non-Conference Games: Southland Conference teams have combined to go 71-77 in non-conference play this season, which includes a 50-11 mark at home compared to 15-64 on the road. Southland teams were 6-2 on neutral sites. Sam Houston State was a league-best 7-0 at home in non-conference matchups while Lamar (5-0), UIW (4-0), Houston Baptist (4-0), New Orleans (3-0) and Southeastern Louisiana (2-0) were also unbeaten at home. The league was 38-0 against non-Division I opponents. Among the league’s non-conference wins are wins against teams from the American Athletic, Big 10, Conference USA and SEC. The Demon Attack: After averaging only 72.8 points per game in its first five games, Northwestern State has regained its offensive explosiveness by averaging 88.1 points per game in its last 16 contests. The Demons have now jumped up to No. 2 in the country with 84.2 points per game, just behind BYU’s 84.8 points per game. Northwestern State has finished second in the NCAA in scoring each of the last two seasons. Two at Twenty: The Southland Conference has two teams reach the 20-win plateau this season with still three weeks left in the regular season. Stephen F. Austin is currently 21-4 while Sam Houston State is 21-5. Sam Houston has reached 20 wins eight times, but never in as few as 25 games. For SFA, it is the seventh time in eight season the Lumberjacks has won 20 games. The most wins in a season for both teams are 32 for SFA (2013-14) and 25 for Sam Houston (2009-10). Bearkats Top Rebounding Team in the League: Sam Houston State is not only the best rebounding team in the conference, but the Bearkats rank highly in the country in numerous rebounding categories. Sam Houston ranks third in the nation in defensive rebounds per game (27.92) and in total rebounds per game (41.00), eighth in total rebounds (1,066), 10th in rebounding margin (8.3) and 24th in offensive rebounds per game (13.08). A&M-Corpus Christi’s Jordan Closing in on School Records: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior guard John Jordan became the school’s all-time scoring leader after scoring 18 points in the Islanders game against Houston Baptist (Feb. 9). Jordan passed Chris Daniels (2003-07) for the career scoring mark, and now has 1,423 points in his Islanders tenure. He also holds the school record for assists (181), free throws, minutes played and steals (164). UIW’s Livingston Leads Conference in Scoring: UIW senior guard Denzel Livingston leads the conference with 23.4 points per game. Though his stats do not show up in the NCAA rankings while the team is in the transition process to Division I, Livingston’s 23.4 points per game is tied for the most in the nation along with Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey’s 23.4 points per game. He has the top scoring performance in the conference this season with his 37 against Northwestern State (Jan. 10). Livingston is one of three conference players to average more than 20 points per game in league play. Livingston, who averages 24.5 points against conference opponents, is joined by Northwestern State’s Zeek Woodley (22.3) and Jalan West (20.5). All Good Things Must End: The Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team had reeled off 32 consecutive Southland Conference basketball games, which was the longest conference winning streak in the country, but it came to a halt Saturday (Feb. 14) against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Islanders upset the Lumberjacks 71-63 to hand SFA its first conference loss 728 days when it last lost on Feb. 16, 2013, to Southeastern Louisiana, 54-50. The 32-game conference winning streak is the longest streak in conference history. The second-longest streak belongs to Louisiana-Monroe with 20 straight wins in the 1970s. Along with the conference winning streak, the Lumberjacks also had their 19-game winning streak snapped in the loss to the Islanders. It was the second-longest streak in league history, behind the 2013-14 SFA team that won 29 in a row. Louisiana-Monroe (1990-91) and Texas-Arlington (2011-12) each won 16 straight while a league member. Freshman Booze Lights Up Board: Lamar freshman Kevin Booze had a career-high 35 points in the Cardinals’ 80-61 win over Abilene Christian (Feb. 10) was the most points scored by a Lamar player since Mike James set the school record with 52 points in the 2011-12 season. Booze went 9-for-13 from behind the arc, which is the second-most 3-pointers made in a single game this season, behind BYU’s Chase Fischer (10). Booze had his career high in points before halftime. McNeese State’s Guidry is League’s Rebounding Leader: McNeese State senior Desharick Guidry paces the Southland Conference in rebounding, pulling down 11.6 rebounds per game, which ranks fourth in the NCAA. Guidry pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds in McNeese State’s 80-70 win against Louisiana-Lafayette on Dec. 6 and matched that total again on Jan. 20 in a win against Abilene Christian. In 13 conference games, Guidry averages 11.4 boards. His 16 rebounds are the most in the conference this season against a Division I opponent. Guidry also leads the conference and is eighth in the NCAA with his 279 total rebounds this season. Lamar’s Booze Named Player of the Week: Booze posted a career-high 35 points in the Cardinals’ 80-61 win over Abilene Christian. The freshman from Irving, Texas (MacArthur H.S.), scored the most points by a Lamar player since Mike James set the school record with 52 points in the 2011-12 season. Booze went 9-for-13 from behind the arc, which was the second-most 3-pointers made in a single NCAA game this season, behind BYU’s Chase Fischer (10). Booze, who had his career high in points before halftime, also had four assists, three rebounds and a steal against the Wildcats. Katy Remains the Destination for Eighth Consecutive Year: The 2015 Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament returns to the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. This will be the eighth consecutive year for the tournament to be held in Katy. This year’s tournament will begin on Wednesday, March 12 with first-round action beginning at 5 p.m. The second round will follow on Thursday, March 13. All four games in the first two rounds will be streamed live for free on the Southland Conference Digital Network. The semifinals, which will be shown on ESPN3, will take place on Friday, March 14 and the championship will be played Saturday, March 15 with an 8:30 p.m. tipoff and be televised on ESPN2. The 2015 tournament will be the 16th in league history to be played at a neutral site. The tournament was played in Shreveport, La., from 1995-2001 and was held in Houston before moving to Katy in 2008. McNeese’s Hardy Stealing Records: After collecting two steals in McNeese State’s game against Nicholls (Feb. 7), senior guard Kevin Hardy became the school’s all-time steal leader. He continues to add to his total and has 217 as a Cowboy. Har also ranks third at McNeese in assists (400) and joined the 1,000-point club in the game against the Colonels. Hardy now has 1,058 points for his career. Underwood’s Hot Start: Stephen F. Austin head coach started out his coaching career with a 44-6 record through his first 50 games. The 88.0 winning percentage is tied for the fifth-best all-time among Division I coaches. Underwood and Murray State’s Steve Prohm (44-6) have the best active starting records through 50 games as a Division I head coach. Underwood is currently 29-1 in conference games and 31-1 against league foes with two wins coming in last year’s tournament. Underwood is also tied with James A. “Buck” Freeman (St. John’s, 1930) and Brad Stevens (Butler, 2009) for the fifth-fastest coach to record 50 wins as a head coach, having done so in their first 56 games (50-6). Writing the Records Books at UIW:                Denzel Livingston became the first player in school history to score 1,000 points as a member of NCAA Division I. He moved into third place on the school’s career scoring charts (1,602). He also became the school’s all-time leader in that free throws made and set school record for most made in an individual season with 186. He is ranked second in the nation in scoring (23.2) and eighth in steals (2.68). Three League Players Named to Lou Henson Watch List: The Southland men’s basketball players have been named to the Louis Henson Award Mid-Season Watch List. The Henson Award is presented annually to the Division I “Mid-Major” Player of the Year. The initial list of 50 will be dwindled down with the finalists being announced in March. The three representatives from the Southland include: Experience Wins in Huntsville: Sam Houston State’s starting lineup consists of four seniors and one junior, who have combined to start 380 games in their Bearkat careers. Junior Paul Baxter has made 86 consecutive starts, followed by seniors Michael Holyfield (65), Kaheem Ransom (61), Jabari Peters (61) and DeMarcus Gatlin (19) to total 288 straight starts among the quintet. Chemistry is evident among the veteran starting five as the Bearkats are 21-5 overall and have won 16 of their last 17 games and are in first place in the league standings at 12-1. –          Denzel Livingston, Sr., UIW – 23.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.7 spg-          Jalan West, Jr., Northwestern State – 18.3 ppg, 7.4 apg, 2.3 spg-          Zeek Woodley, So.,  Northwestern State – 22.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg McConathy Reachs 600: Northwestern State men’s head coach Mike McConathy picked up his 600th career collegiate coaching victory as the Demons topped Lamar, 96-84 (Jan. 17). It was his 248th win in 16 years at Northwestern State after 352 victories in 16 seasons at Bossier Parish Community College. He is among an elite group of 36 active college coaches who have at least 600 career wins. The list includes iconic figures such as Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Rick Barnes, Rollie Massimino, Roy Williams and Rick Pitino. ESPN3 to Carry Southland Basketball for Third Season: ESPN3 enters its third year as the home of the Southland’s primary television package. Coverage includes eight conference doubleheaders, with women’s and men’s games carried back-to-back. There are seven pre-determined broadcasts, plus a wild card selection on the season’s final weekend. The conference slate continues this weekend Southeastern Louisiana hosts Abilene Christian Saturday at 7 p.m. Guidry Leads Southland in Double-Doubles: McNeese State’s Desharick Guidry leads the Southland with 18 double-doubles on the season in just 23 games. Guidry, who put together nine consecutive double-doubles from Nov. 18-Dec. 22, leads the nation with two other players with 18 double-doubles. Guidry has also notched a double-double in six of his last seven conference games. Men’s Basketball Weekly Release (PDF)Bearkats, Lumberjacks Eyeing League’s Top-Two Seeds: With three weeks remaining in the conference season, teams are battling for tournament position. For the third consecutive year, the tournament format will give double-byes to the semifinals to the top two teams while No. 3 and No. 4 will receive a bye to the second round and No. 5-8 will open play on the first day. Currently, Sam Houston State (12-1) is a half-game ahead of Stephen F. Austin (11-1) for the top seed while the Lumberjacks are two-and-a-half games ahead of Northwestern State (9-4) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (9-4) for the No. 2 position. Sam Houston, Northwestern and A&M-Corpus Christi each have five league games left while SFA has six games to go. Southeastern Louisiana (5-7), Nicholls (4-8), McNeese State (4-9) and New Orleans (3-9) are still fighting to improve its tournament position as those eight teams will make up this year’s field. Saturday’s slate will be vital in postseason position as two games will tip at 4 p.m. to begin the action with Sam Houston State at Central Arkansas and A&M-Corpus Christi at UIW. McNeese will visit Lamar and Nicholls will travel to SFA for 6 p.m. starts while Northwestern starts 15 minutes later at New Orleans. This week’s ESPN3 showcase will be the nightcap for the weekend when Southeastern hosts Abilene Christian at 7 p.m. We are #SouthlandStrong: The motto encompasses a positive mindset and confident outlook for everything that happens in the Southland. It is about competitiveness and success in the conference, in the NCAA, in professional sports and many other great achievements by member institutions and student-athletes. But it is more than just excelling in competition; it is also about being successful in the classroom and in the workforce. Southland Strong is also about great works by the league’s athletic departments reaching out and giving back to the local communities and student-athletes providing leadership through their endless efforts with local charity and youth groups. The conference encourages its member institutions and student-athletes to join the social media conversation by using the #SouthlandStrong hash tag to tell why someone or something is Southland Strong.last_img read more

Late Night Prices at Tortilla Jo’s at Downtown Disney

first_imgShare This!Did someone say tacos?For the rest of the summer, the Tortilla Jo’s location at Downtown Disney at Disneyland is offering 50% off tacos and burritos from 10:00 p.m. until closing time. Sounds like a great late-night snack after a day at the parks. The menu is everything you want in Mexican comfort food.Happy eating!last_img

Pharmacy Completes Rollout of Time Delay Safes in All of Its Local Pharmacies

first_imgCVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, announced today that it has completed the rollout of time delay safes in all of its 512 CVS Pharmacy locations in Pennsylvania, including pharmacies located in Target stores.The safes are anticipated to help prevent pharmacy robberies and the resulting diversion of controlled substance medications. In addition, the safes are anticipated to help CVS Pharmacy ensure the safety and well-being of its customers and employees.CVS Pharmacy expects these time delay safes to help deter pharmacy robberies – including those involving opioid medications such as oxycodone and hydrocodone – by electronically delaying the time it takes for pharmacy employees to be able to open the safe.- Sponsor – CVS Pharmacy first implemented time delay safes in Indianapolis, a city experiencing at the time a high volume of pharmacy robberies, in 2015. The company saw a 70 percent decline in pharmacy robberies among the Indianapolis stores where the time delay safes had been installed. “Pharmacy robberies are a challenging issue… Yahoo! Finance Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Fraudster Accused of $35,000 Credit Card Scam

first_imgAn Ocala woman stands accused of fraudulently obtaining credit cards and completing more than $35,000 in unauthorized transactions. Dikita Lashon Floyd, 54, was charged September 23 with organized fraud of between $20,000 and $15,000. A total of 45 transactions were completed or attempted between August 14, 2018 and July 22, 2019, resulting in a total loss of $35,184.15.An investigator from JP Morgan Chase Bank contacted Ocala Police on August 5 about 24 accounts that were compromised. The bank investigator said 22 of the accounts were business credit cards in which Floyd was added to the account and issued an employee card in her name. The other two accounts were consumer credit cards where Floyd added her name as an authorized user. The addresses where the cards were sent were listed as Ocala addresses, according to the OPD report. The bank investigatory said it was unknown… Ocala News Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

California ~ Corporate Income Tax: Ruling Issued on Calculation of LLC Fee

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has issued a legal ruling relating to the calculation of the limited liability company (LLC) fee. The ruling addresses whether the cost of goods sold, which is added back to gross income for purposes of calculating the fee, includes the adjusted basis of real property held for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business. The legislative history of the bill enacting the LLC fee demonstrates that the term “cost of goods sold” was intended to include the adjusted basis of real property held for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business. It is also notable that the term “cost of goods sold” in the context used by the Legislature included real property. Similarly, close in time to the enactment of the LLC fee, Congress also used the term “cost of goods sold” to include real property. Courts similarly use the term “cost of goods sold” to mean the cost associated with property held for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business, including real property. Thus, in a situation involving a California LLC with two or more members that was classified as a partnership for tax purposes and that held real property for sale to customers in the ordinary course of its trade or business, the FTB ruled that if the LLC sold property that was held for sale to customers in the ordinary course of its trade or business, the adjusted basis in the property would be added back to gross income for purposes of calculating the LLC fee. However, if the LLC sold property that was held for investment purposes, the adjusted basis in the property would not be added back to gross income for purposes of calculating the LLC fee.Legal Ruling 2016-01, California Franchise Tax Board, July 14, 2016, ¶406-528Other References:Explanations at ¶10-240last_img read more