Press Release: Ignore Ga Traditional Council- GBA

first_imgThe attention of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has been drawn to the recent press release dated 6th May 2014 issued by the Ga Traditional Council (GTC) captioned “no boxing event during the traditional lent period’.The contents of the said release are most unfortunate and constitute a blatant attempt by the GTC not only to mislead the public but also to arrogate to itself powers it does not have.The GTC has no power or authority to cancel or cause the postponement of any boxing event in the country. The GBA does not operate under the auspices of the GTC and neither does the GBA report to the GTC in the performance of its functions.The venue for the Bukom Banku and Ayitey Powers fight ie. the Accra Sports Stadium does not even fall within the territorial jurisdiction of the GTC in so far as the enforcement of the ban on drumming and noise making is concerned. It is therefore surprising that inspite of the recent compromise reached by the GBA with the Osu Stool to bring the fight originally scheduled for 16th May 2014 to a day earlier ie. 15th May 2014 the GTC is still bent on disrupting this public event for sinister and ulterior motives.The GBA therefore has no intention of complying with any such directive coming particularly from a body which has absolutely nothing to do with the promotion or development of the sport of boxing. For this reason the GBA is asking boxing fans and the general public to ignore that press release. The GBA hereby confirms that the fight between Bukom Banku and Ayitey Powers will surely take place at the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday the 15th day of May 2014.In this regard the GBA is putting in place the necessary arrangements with the National Sports Authority, the Ghana Police Service and the relevant security agencies to put in place measures aimed at providing adequate security for the protection of boxing fans and members of the general public who will throng the Accra Sports Stadium to watch the fight from possible harassment by any misguided or lawless group of persons who will attempt to forment any trouble on the day of the fight. The GBA is deeply saddened by the defamatory statement made by the GTC to effect that the promotion of the is fight is being undertaken by scheming business people who are only bent on fattening their bank accounts. The Promoter of the fight Mr. Alex Ntiamoah a born and bred resident of Bukom and his sponsors are doing a yeomans job in collaboration with the GBA to uplift the image of professional boxing in Ghana so as to attract more corporate sponsors to the sport and it is most unfortunate and ironic that the leaders of the very people from whose constituency most of our boxers hail should show such ingratitude to their benefactors by making these negative remarks.For its part the GBa has in consultation with the Promoters of the fight and other stakeholders begun a programme to educate members of the public particularly those from Bukom and Jamestown the territorial jurisdiction of the GTC on the need to observe the ban in their vicinities on the fight night. The GBA therefore invites the GTC to join hands with it in this endeavour so that its fears will be allayed and its concerns addressed. Thank youPETER ZWENNESPRESIDENT, GHANA BOXING AUTHORITYlast_img read more

Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill inexplicably performs dog pee celebration before AFC championship game

first_imgIt didn’t take Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill long to become a story in Sunday’s AFC championship game against the Titans, albeit for the wrong reason.Hill inexplicably got down on all fours and performed the controversial dog pee celebration as he was introduced in Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium. The already-weird celebration — made infamous thanks to the 2019 version of college football’s Egg Bowl — is typically used as a form of disrespect, often against teams with canine mascots. It could also conceivably be used as “marking your territory,” though that doesn’t really make sense considering Hill was playing at home.Regardless of motivation, the move isn’t a good look for Hill, considering he has faced allegations of child abuse and/or recording recording threatening abuse toward his former fiancee.The NFL declined to suspend Hill for those allegations. When Odell did this, it was like world war 3 on social media, now Tyreek Hill is doing it…— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 19, 2020MORE: Chiefs-Titans live updateslast_img read more

Myles Garrett contract: Browns reportedly ‘closing in’ on massive contract extension

first_imgThe #Browns and star pass-rusher Myles Garrett are closing in on a 5-year extension worth $125M, sources say. Another massive deal, this time for $25M in new money per year. Their top priority of this offseason and they are in the final stages. 💰💰💰— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 14, 2020MORE: ‘Madden 21′ rankings: Top players by positionNFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the deal is not yet finalized, with certain “small hurdles” to bypass before the deal is official. Myles Garrett is accustomed to sacks, both on the field and of money.Per reports, the Browns and the former All-Pro pass rusher are “closing in” on a five-year, $125 million contract extension, potentially keeping him in Cleveland long after his rookie deal is set to expire. Garrett entered the league in 2017 as the No. 1 overall pick for the Browns, the first of two No. 1 overall picks in a row for Cleveland. In three seasons (37 games), Garrett has certainly lived up to his first overall billing, notching 30 1/2 sacks and earning a second-team All-Pro nod in 2018.His 2019 season was cut short by suspension, after ripping off Steelers’ Mason Rudolph’s helmet and striking him with it. His indefinite suspension was lifted this offseason.last_img read more

Correction: Blue Marble doubles up in U14 Boy’s Division

first_imgBlue Marble, 9-2-1 on the season, then went on to capture the U14 Playoff crown with a 5-3 victory over second-place Midas.The Nelson Daily apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this error. In a story dated, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, it was reported that U14 Boy’s playoff champs Blue Marble Capital Management posted an upset of Pacific Insight during the semi final round of the Nelson Youth Soccer Playoffs.However, there was no upset as Blue Marble won the regular season title and defeated the fourth place Pacific Insight squad 3-1 in the semi final.last_img read more

Nelson Eagles fly high at Kelowna hoop tournament

first_imgThe Nelson Eagles finished 2-1 at the U17 KMBA Boys Basketball Tourney this past weekend in Kelowna.The Eagles, consisting of players mostly from L.V. Rogers High School and Castlegar, defeated KMBA Reps from Kelowna in the consolation final Sunday.“(We) caught the KMBA squad on the back end of a double-header and took full advantage, pushing the tempo and scoring easily in transition,” said Eagles coach Jeremy Phelan.“Eagles point guard Robby Dixon put on a show scoring from long range and in the paint and KMBA had no solutions to stopping him.”Phelan said new recruit Kai Shave also had a solid game along as well as Castlegar import players Ajeet Dhaliwal.Josh Matosevic and Vinnie Watson were among the Eagles top scorers. Nelson opened the tournament by outlasting CBA Viper of Calgary 45-43.Playing the tournament with a short bench, the Eagles managed game minutes very well in a contest Nelson shot the ball well and played great defence.The Eagles then met Foundations Youth Basketball (FYB) of Calgary.The shortage of players caught up to Nelson as FYB came away with a 62-38 win.In the other game of the round robin, CBA Viper rocked FYB 62-38 to set up a three-way tie for top spot in Pool A.The tiebreaker saw Eagles fall to third in the pool.Nelson returns to the court May 30-31 in Salmon Arm.The West Kootenay Bulls U15 Boy’s Basketball squad finished 2-1 at a tournament in Kelowna.The Bulls only loss came against Salmon Arm.Nelson’s Dyllan and Brock Dixon play for the Bulls, a team consisting mostly of players from Castlegar.last_img read more