Local fighter says first fight taught him how to keep going

first_imgHe also discussed what this type of opponent and fight has taught him, saying, “overall, he gave me a good idea of where I’ve got to go from here, to keep working on my cardio, try to be faster and a little more experienced on my feet. At least now I know I can take a hit and keep on going.”After the biggest fight of his MMA career, it’s back to work for Doherty, literally and figuratively. The recently married fighter will return to the grind for a bit, but says he’s looking to drop weight to fight in the Light Heavyweight division. Although, he also said he may take another Heavyweight fight in the near future. However, his main focus is to stay in shape, and continue to enjoy the sport of MMA. Fort St. John resident Reece Doherty made his professional MMA debut on Friday, Oct. 28, when the Encana Events Centre hosted the King of the Cage “Goldmine”. Doherty impressed those in attendance, going the distance with the much larger Logan Jarrell.Doherty, who tries to mimic the fighting styles of UFC legends Randy Couture, Chuck Lidell, and Cain Velasquez, began his training years ago, studying Judo and Kung-Fu. Recently, he made the switch to begin training in MMA, including boxing, wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu, which he studies at the Iron Rhino MMA gym in Fort St. John.He also has the pleasure of training with UFC fighter Jeremy Horn, an experience he says is extremely beneficial as a pro fighter.- Advertisement -After a month of intensive training, Doherty was prepared to take part in his first professional MMA bout, and King of the Cage “Goldmine” provided him with that opportunity.The 250 plus pound Heavyweight was matched up against a slightly more experienced Logan Jarrell, who had two fights under his belt before entering Friday’s bout, compared to Doherty, who only had one fight prior to the event. Neither fighter had recorded a win before Goldmine.Doherty did his homework on his opponent before entering the fight. He knew he was a hard striker and had excellent stand up skills. Despite never training with Jarrell or knowing him on a personal level, Doherty felt he was the underdog entering the fight.Advertisement When discussing his game plan entering the fight, Doherty said he knew how hard of a hitter Jarrell was, and intended to stay out of striking range to avoid taking any big shots. He said he followed that game plan “to a tee”, as most of the fight was spent on the ground, with Doherty on top, imposing his will through a constant barrage of hammer fists, elbows and body shots. Although, he knew there was some risks on the ground, as ending up on the bottom of a heavyweight is bad news for a fighter.He gave credit to his opponent, as Doherty tried multiple times to lock in a submission from the top position, saying Jarrell had excellent submission defence. He also praised his opponent’s stand up, saying he was much quicker then he anticipated, and displayed an excellent combination of speed, power and accuracy.”Every time he hit, it was like getting hit with a brick; it hurt. I’ve never really been hit like that before and it took a lot out of me.” The condition of his face post fight backs up that statement.With a successful first two rounds behind him, Doherty’s corner urged him to continue to push the fight, something he admits was much harder than it seems. He admits he was extremely gassed entering the third round, which could be contributed to the large shots he took at the end of the second round. He also said this was his first 15 minute fight of his career (three five-minute rounds). He said he dedicated that third round to avoiding putting himself in a vulnerable position.Advertisementlast_img read more

Hawaiian tops global on-time performance rankings

first_imgPhoto: Hawaiian Airlines. Getting to a destination on time is an important factor for many travellers and nobody among the world’s top 200 mainline carriers did it better than Hawaiian Airlines in 2016.The Hawaiian carrier significantly improved its position to move up from ninth to first place in the OAG Punctuality League listing the globe’s 20 most punctual airlines. It did so by operating 89.87 per cent of its flights on time.Following Hawaiian’s lead were Latin America’s Copa Airlines (88.75 per cent), Dutch-based carrier KLM (87.89 per cent), Australia’s Qantas (87.56 per cent) and Japan Airlines (86.74 per cent).The biggest carrier among the top 20 most punctual airlines was US-based  Delta Air Lines, which came 13th with 84.29 per cent of its flights on time.“For an airline of this size, the fact that over 84 per cent of all flights arrived on time over a year is a remarkable achievement,’’ the report said.Alaska Airlines, in seventh position with an on-time performance of 86.05 per cent, was the other US carrier to make the top 20.The top five low-cost airlines were UK-based Monarch Airlines (85.67 per cent) GOL (84.63 per cent), Transvia (83.98 per cent), Jet2.com (82.64 per cent) and germanwings (82.48 per cent). Three airlines new to the LCC top 20 were Spring Airlines, Eurowings and Spirit Airlines.The world’s biggest LCC, Southwest, was ranked seventh with an on-time performance of 81.04 per cent.Regional winners were Qantas (Asia-Pacific), KLM (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Hawaiian (North America) and Sky Airline (Latin America).  Winning airports were Newcastle in the UK (small airports), Birmingham (medium), Surabaya (large) and Tokyo Haneda (major).OAG looks at the top 200 airlines globally and airports that handle 2.5 one-way million seats annually. It defines on-time performance as being within 14 minutes and 59 seconds of scheduled departure or arrival.OAG executive vice president John Grant said the survey this year drew upon the biggest number of flights tracked in a single year.“One of the few constants in our dynamic industry is the need for travellers to arrive at their destination or connecting airport on time,’’ he said.”The 2016 OAG Punctuality League highlights just how successful we are at delivering on this key performance indicator. “Whether it is a 17-hour long-haul service or a one-hour connecting flight to a hub, the accuracy of both scheduling the service and delivering the stated on-time performance is incredible; especially when compared to so many other forms of transport.’’last_img read more

Experts review the status of the fight against harmful algae

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fourteen leaders in the fight against harmful algal blooms (HABs) will convene in Toledo on Sept. 15 to share the latest information on protecting water quality.Scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Stranahan Center, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., registration for Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference is $20, including lunch, and free for students.Harmful algal blooms are caused by a combination of warm water temperatures and high concentrations of phosphorus in the water. The blooms can produce dangerous toxins, such as microcystin. Toledo residents lost access to drinking water for two days in August 2014 due to high microcystin levels.Conference presenters will focus on how to prevent and predict HABs, and how to remove toxins from drinking water. Hosted by Ohio State University’s Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Ohio State University Extension, presenters include representatives from agencies, universities and environmental organizations.Greg LaBarge, agronomic crops field specialist for CFAES and Ohio State University Extension, will present information on a farmer-led water quality monitoring effort. LaBarge is working with about 100 farmers representing 5,000 acres in the Western Lake Erie Basin to measure how much dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) moves out of fields.“Farmers will be able to see how much dissolved reactive phosphorus leaves individual fields so they can target high risk fields with best management practices,” LaBarge said.  The study will also look at how specific practices influence water quality results.For more information and to register for the conference, visit go.osu.edu/stateofalgalblooms.last_img read more

Honda to raise prices of its three models up to 2.6 percent

first_imgHonda Cars India said it would raise the prices of its three models Brio, Jazz and City by up to 2.6 per cent with effect from October 1, mainly due to rising input costs.”The prices have been revised due to rising input costs, inflationary pressures and increase in freight as a result of increase in diesel prices,” the company said in a statement on Monday.The small car Brio is now priced between Rs 4.05 lakh and Rs 5.23 lakh.The premium compact car Jazz is offered at Rs 5.85-6.41 lakh. The company now sells its flagship sedan City at Rs 7.25-10.46 lakh.All the prices are as per Honda Cars Indias official website and are for ex-showroom, Delhi.It may be noted that the price of small car Brio will increase by just Rs 1,000, of premium hatchback Jazz by Rs 15,000 and price of City sedan will go up by Rs 1,000 to Rs 6,000. The prices of sedans Civic, Accord and sports utility vehicle, ‘CRV’, remains unchanged.Honda will reportedly be launching an automatic version of Brio and CNG version of City to woo the buyers during the festive season.According to reports, the passenger vehicle sales grew 7.42 per cent to 10,49,961 in the first five months of this fiscal, with passenger car growth remaining almost flat in the same period.With PTI inputslast_img read more

Ontario given extension to appeal traditional medicine case – again

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt was a controversial court ruling by an Ontario judge that allowed a Six Nations girl, 11, to be taken off chemo therapy.Now, the province has been granted another extension to decide whether they’ll appeal.The deadline is next Friday and with that looming APTN’s Delaney Windigo spoke to a Mohawk elder who reflects on his own experience when he was told not to use traditional medicine on his daughter.last_img

April 11 2014On Saturday April 5th Arcosanti PR

first_imgApril 11, 2014On Saturday, April 5th, Arcosanti PR & Development Coordinator Kate Bemesderfer and Arcosanti Planning Manager Travis Shappell spent the day running a table for Arcosanti at Modern Phoenix Modern Marketplace at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. [photos by Travis Shappell and text by Kate Bemesderfer]An annual event, the marketplace brings together architects, artists, designers, contractors, preservationists and others with a strong interest in beautiful and lasting work. We made a variety of wonderful new connections, both professional and personal, with a number of people and organizations, including 180 degrees design + build, the City of Scottsdale Historic Register, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona Bronze Sculpture Restoration, Living Traditions Dance Troupe, and rameen ahmed designs (fabulous jewelry made by one of our alum).  Several design-oriented lectures took place throughout the day, but the main event was the world premiere of “Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet” from filmmaker Geoffrey Madeja.  The audience included a number of Arcosanti alumni and past visitors, and quite a few people who have now been inspired to discover more about Cosanti, Arcosanti, arcology and Paolo Soleri as a result of the day’s activities.  We hope to be seeing them here soon!A big thank you to Modern Phoenix organizer (and Arcosanti alum) Alison King!last_img read more

Russian telco and cable operator Rostelecom grew i

first_imgRussian telco and cable operator Rostelecom grew its TV subscriber base to 6.2 million at the end of June, including one million IPTV subscribers. The overall TV base was up 10% year-on-year.Rostelecom’s second quarter net profit grew 3% year-on-year to RUB8.77 billion (€216 million) on revenues of RUB75.5 billion, up 6%. Revenue from pay TV services amounted to RUB2.14 billion, up from RUB1.8 billion a year earlier.Broadband revenues were also up significantly. However, the company was hit by a decline in fixed phone revenues.last_img

Liberty Globalowned German cable operator Unityme

first_imgLiberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia is expanding its fibre-to-the-building network by connecting 180 individual homes and apartment complexes in the city of Korntal-Münchingen in Baden-Württemberg.Work on the network expansion will begin in the middle of this year, with the operator spending around €1 million to take its fibre network to around 600 additional households.Civil engineering work for the latest expansion of Unitymedia’s network was carried out by Netze BW in the course of an expansion of the city’s power grid by Energieversorgung Strohgäu GmbH.Joachim Wolf, mayor of Korntal-Münchingen, said he was “very pleased” that residents of the area would be “able to enjoy much higher bandwidth by the end of the year”, thanks to the expansion of the network.last_img read more

Watch Curia ready to host a Good Neighbourhood Dinner bringing together youths

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Video: Church.mtWhatsApp SharePrint Ritratti: Kurja – knisja.mt/ritratti Around 100 youths and adults which include Maltese, migrants and refugees as well as African community leaders in Malta will be dining together on Tuesday evening, hosted by Archbishop Charles Scicluna at the Curia in Floriana.READ: Watch: Maltese youths and immigrants share a meal at the Archbishop’s Curia The Good Neighbourhood Dinner is an initiative by the Archdiocese and aims at promoting a society which embraces diversity. In the recent pastoral letter by Archbishop Scicluna and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi, the bishops spoke about the need to embrace diversity.READ: Watch: Foreigners are not ‘our enemies’ – Archbishop Scicluna & Aux Bishop Galea CurmiCuria’s Head of Media Kevin Papagiorcopulo explained that Archbishop Scicluna will be addressing those attending, which include people coming from various walks of life, including youths active within the Church as well as those who are not, as well as youths of different faith. Ritratti: Kurja – knisja.mt/ritratti Ritratti: Kurja – knisja.mt/ritrattilast_img read more