Jamaican boxer shot dead

first_imgATLANTA, Georgia (CMC): Former undisputed world cruiserweight champion, Jamaican O’Neil Bell, was shot dead early Wednesday during a robbery, Atlanta police have confirmed. The 40-year-old, who resided in Atlanta, was alighting from a bus when he was shot and then robbed by two assailants, who subsequently escaped. He was pronounced dead on the scene. A second person, who was unidentified, suffered a gunshot wound to the hip and was hospitalised. Police are investigating and are seeking the public’s assistance in finding Bell’s killers. The fighter held the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association, and the International Boxing Federation cruiserweight titles in a 13-year career which boasted a 27-4-1 record. He was only the second boxer after the legendary Evander Holyfield to accomplish the feat of unifying all three titles. Bell captured the vacant IBF title in 2005 and then shot to prominence when he won the WBC and WBA belts a year later by beating Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck. He was subsequently stripped of the IBF title after pulling out of a card and then surrendered the WBC and WBA belts after losing to Mormeck a year later. Bell’s last bout was four years ago when he stopped American Rico Carson 58 seconds into the first round of their bout in Arlington, Virginia.last_img read more

Trad for Trócaire raises more than €1,000 in Letterkenny

first_imgThe Comhaltas Ceoltóirí, Letterkenny Branch, held its 7th ‘Trad for Trócaire’ session in Letterkenny Shopping Centre on the afternoon of Saturday, 12th August.The sum of €1,098 was collected for Trócaire by local traditional musicians and collectors.The branch has raised €6705 for 3rd world relief projects to date and we would like to extend its gratitude to all local shoppers who generously contributed to a great cause. Thanks and appreciation are also due to the management of the Shopping Centre for its continued help and cooperation.Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann EnnisWell done to all musicians, singers and storytellers who competed in the All Ireland Fleadh last weekend. The branch was represented by Liam & Eoin Orr, Paul Gillespie and Katie Coyle. Congratulations to Eoin Orr who came 1st in the Uileann Pipes O/18 competition. Eoin is a piper to look out for.Weekly Session Our weekly session is held in the Dry Arch Inn, every Tuesday from 9.30. We usually have over 20 musicians in attendance both young and not so young. New musicians are always very welcome to come along and play a few tunes.Slow SessionWe continue to hold a slow session on the first Sunday of every month. This session is suitable for beginner and intermediate musicians. We learn a new tune or two every month and we play at a tempo suitable to all. This is a great introduction to playing at sessions. For more information contact Rónán 086 6071341 or Paddy 086 818 3115Trad for Trócaire raises more than €1,000 in Letterkenny was last modified: August 21st, 2017 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Pair of skunks relocated off Baja California hotel property

first_imgOfficers arrived and caged the animals. They were taken to a veterinarian and were found to be in optimal health. They were reintegrated into the wild far from the urban area, in the Arroyo San Miguel Delegation of the Sauzal of the Municipality of Ensenada. Officers from la Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente say they have captured, inspected and released a pair of skunks that were seen one-too-may-times searching for food on a hotel property in Ensenada. Ensenada, Baja California — Two resident skunks seen roaming for food on hotel property in Ensenada have been captured and relocated by federal officers. The two northern striped skunks were captured in the area known as combs, areas destined for the hold-up of small and medium-sized vessels, in the vicinity of the hotel. Federal officers say that hotel staff reported the pair “skunking around” the property in search of scraps of food, something that had become a regular habit. center_img Photo: Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente The northern striped skunk is the most widespread skunk species in North America and can be found from Canada to the northern states of Mexico.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more