DeGale backs O’Meara to win title

first_imgJames DeGale is backing his friend Steve O’Meara to become Commonwealth light-middleweight champion this weekend.Both men are products of Dale Youth boxing club in Notting Hill and as professionals have worked under trainer Jim McDonnell.McDonnell has nurtured O’Meara.And European super-middleweight champion DeGale believes O’Meara has what it takes to beat unbeaten Liverpudlian Liam Smith at the ExCel London on Saturday and win the vacant title.DeGale told West London Sport: “I’ve seen myself how much he wants it and how much work he’s put in.“I hope all that work pays off and I believe it will. I think he’s going to do it and no-one deserves it more.”O’Meara, who has won his last three fights with early knockouts, will be appearing on the undercard of fellow West Londoner George Groves’ Commonwealth super-middleweight title defence against former world champion Glen Johnson.And McDonnell, who has long been keen for O’Meara to fight for a major title, is confident his man will prevail.“With Steve we’re talking about a quality boxer who’s now also showing he’s got power to match.” said McDonnell.“The improvement in the guy has been phenomenal. When he first came he was probably the weakest guy in the gym. Not anymore.“He’s so strong these days and is ready to take his chance, no doubt about it.”West London Sport will have live updates from ExCel London during Groves and O’Meara’s title fights.See also:O’Meara stuns Toms in west London clashTrainer eyes title shot for O’MearaO’Meara aiming for title gloryO’Meara tipped for title glory in 2012Victory moves O’Meara closer to title shotSteve O’Meara v Tony Randell in picturesO’Meara to fight for Commonwealth titleGroves believes he can stop JohnsonGroves and DeGale in new war of wordsO’Meara ready to seize title chanceSteve O’Meara ‘excited’ as he prepares for his title clashWatch O’Meara and Smith weigh in ahead of their title fightDuo weigh in ahead of title 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bochy plays the hits early, Giants can’t carry a tune at the end of 16-inning marathon

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — When a rock star calls it quits, they go on one last tour and play all of the hits.Bruce Bochy is a rock star at Oracle Park, and his final six-game tour began on Tuesday with a matchup against the Colorado Rockies.Bochy’s band of Giants didn’t waste any time hitting the high notes, as the manager’s longest-tenured players –Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner– each homered in the game’s first three innings.At some point along the way, the Giants stopped humming. Their Tuesday …last_img read more

Swifts Don’t Just Dream of Flying…

first_img…they fly while dreaming.  Did you know that swifts, the aerial acrobats of the air, sleep on the wing?  That’s not all, they adapt their wing shape to turn on a dime.  Science Daily summarized the cover story of Nature this week (April 26) that examined “wing morphing” in swifts – their ability to change wing shape in flight.  Dutch and Swedish scientists ran tests in wind tunnels to measure the lift and drag for different wing shapes.  Extended wings are more efficient for gliding, but swept wings are good for tight turns and speed.  Swept wings also protect against breakage.  Swifts gain a 3-fold advantage in flight efficiency by continually adjusting the shape of their wings.    Wing morphing is the “latest trend in aviation,” the article says.  NASA is experimenting with micro-aircraft that can vary wing shape in flight for use in surveillance.  Students in the Netherlands are also imitating the flight of the swift with their model aircraft.  But then, even the Wright brothers observed birds for ideas on how to construct wings for the first airplane.    The article also says that swifts even mate in the air.  They only land on their cliff-hanging nests to lay eggs.  Otherwise, it’s in the air all the time—up to 1.5 km high at night while roosting in mid-air.  European swifts migrate to South Africa and back each year.  In a lifetime, a swift will fly 4.5 million kilometers—equivalent to 100 round trips around the Earth.Swifts also eat up to 20,000 insects a night.  Fortunately, no evolution fables polluted this story.  No one tried to say that a T. rex morphed into a swift over millions of years.  That wouldn’t fly on a wing or a prayer.  Who taught swifts the kind of aerodynamics NASA admires?  Who gave them both the hardware and software to live on the wing almost all the time?  Who programmed the autopilot that allows them to roost without a roost?  Calling a swift swift is like calling an orange orange.  What would they call a human?  Smart?  Wise?  Sometimes.  Homo is not always sapiens sapiens.  For proof, see next entry.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Shelby FFA hosts multi-chapter leadership night

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leadership and potential, these are two words with many meanings.On Thursday, December 1st, at the Shelby FFA Leadership Night, 132 FFA members from 8 different chapters learned what these words are all about.The night was kicked off at 6 p.m. with a pre-session meet and greet mixer put on by the Shelby FFA Officer Team. During the meet and greet, FFA members were all given a paper with multiple questions such as, “Find someone who has shown at the Ohio State Fair.” or “Find someone who has received their State FFA degree.” The members then had to find a member from a different school who fit the question, and have them sign under the statement.The leadership session was then presented by three of the Ohio FFA State Officers, Meredith Oglesby, vice president, Evan Smith, treasurer, and Johnathon Cottingim, sentinel. Within the program, the state officers put together games, questions, and challenges to teach members not only what potential means, but also how we can use our potential to make a difference.After the official program closed there was an opportunity for members to meet some new people while eating at the provided taco bar. After students finished eating their newly made friendships were put to the test, with a little competition between rival chapters in euchre, dodgeball, and cornhole tournaments. Overall it was a productive and fun event that helped our students grow and meet new people.last_img read more

Weight, foe fail to fluster champ

first_img“His eyes were a reflection of his determination to clinch my crown,” said the reigning IBF junior bantamweight king. “But it’s not for the taking.”Ancajas and Gonzalez square off Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) here but the Mexican made his intent clear during the stare down that capped their press conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“He got too close and it looked like he wanted to eat me,” said Ancajas in Filipino. “He’s trying to play mind games, but I didn’t bite. He’s just trying to psyche me out.“I have Filipino pride; we’ll know who’s the better man in the ring,” added Ancajas, who will make his fourth defense of the 115-pound crown at the 10,000-seater American Bank Center. Read Next UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: La Salle targets three-peat Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Jerwin Ancajas weighs 115.8 pounds after Thursday morning’s workout.CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS— There was nothing that could rattle Jerwin Ancajas Thursday. Not an added pound less than 24 hours before the official weigh-in. Not an opponent who tried to employ mind games during a stare down.With the clock fast ticking down to fight night, Ancajas remained confident that Israel Gonzalez’s won’t knock the crown off his head.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH First, though, he has to make weight. Just under a pound overweight two days before Friday’s weigh-in, Ancajas was two over Thursday. But his camp wasn’t alarmed.“It’s normal for Jerwin,” said trainer Joven Jimenez. “He can shed two, four or even five pounds in one solid training session” because he perspires a lot.The Ancajas camp revealed a makeshift weapon just in case the pounds stubbornly hang on to Ancajas’ frame leading the weigh-in: An improvised sauna fashioned out of the thick hotel sheets and pillows.After Thursday’s training session, Ancajas was under the beddings to drip off some of his gained weight.Gonzalez said Wednesday that he and his trainer Adalberto Sanchez have thoroughly studied videos of Ancajas’ last few fights and hope to pounce on some flaws they noticed.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more