Katie Taylor’s move to pro ranks confirmed

first_imgThe Olympic gold medallist will fight at Wembley arena on November 26th, live on Sky Sports, and then on the undercard of Antony Joshua’s fight in Manchester on December 10th.Eddie Hearn of Match-Room Boxing says today marks a significant day for the sport with the news that Katie is joining the professional ranks.last_img

Counterfeit US$50 note surfaces at Kitty business

first_imgBusinesses bewareBusiness people are advised to be on guard as counterfeit foreign currency has surfaced. Guyana Times was shown surveillance footage of an alleged fraudster who exchanged a counterfeit US note for Guyana currency at a shop in Kitty on Sunday.According to the proprietor, the perpetrator entered the grocery shop a little before 14:00h, appearing as a regular customer. He then bought about $4000 worth in groceries, however, just before he was about to leave, he asked the shop owner to assist him in changing a US$50 note, which the businessman agreed to do.The proprietor explained that he made the shocking discovery shortly after the man left, when his wife noticed that the highlighterThe counterfeit note the shop owner exchanged on Sunday afternoonimprinted its mark deep into the US$50 note; this is usually the case with counterfeit notes. When used on genuine notes, the ink would fade after sometime. This publication was given a demonstration using a US$1 note.The Kitty businessman explained that he doesn’t normally change money but gave into the man’s request.“I changed his $50 note but there were other customers waiting so I did not go to check; I changed it hurriedly thinking I could assist the rest of customers which I realised was the wrong thing to do there, not to check the note before,” he noted.He pointed out that after four years of operating his business, this is the first time that such an event occurred and indicated that in future he would be reluctant to assist customers who may ask for help.“It definitely made an impact on me because when the mistress came over and she realised the note is not good, I kind of break down because I work very hard,” he stressed.He added that he intends to report the matter to the police, who will retrieve the note and obtain the shop’s surveillance footage as evidence.last_img read more

Do NOT sack Pellegrini! Former Man City boss says under-fire Chilean should stay

first_imgStuart Pearce believes Manchester City should stick with Manuel Pellegrini.Sunday’s humiliating defeat to rivals Manchester United was the latest low in an underwhelming season for City, and Pellegrini is being widely tipped to exit the Etihad.But Pearce insists it is the squad that needs shaking up, not the coaching team, and hopes Pellegrini is given the chance to turn things around.“The club is at a stature now where they look to continually be in the Champions League and win Premier Leagues. The club will have a good look at themselves in the summer, but I’m not a big favour of turning managers over quickly,” the former City boss told talkSPORT.“I hope the manager stays in place. He has been around the block long enough to realise the squad needs freshening up drastically this summer.”Pearce believes City’s poor form – they have lost five Premier League games since the turn of the year – owes much to Yaya Toure’s fading influence.The powerful Ivorian midfielder was outstanding as City claimed the title last season, but has struggled to hit the same heights this term.“Where City have suffered historically is when Toure has either lost form or been away on African Nations tours,” said Pearce.“Manchester City have suffered in regards to his driving force within the team. Some of the best ever performances City have put on you can probably pointy directly to him and say, look, this is the guy that has driven the team and put in performances which have been outstanding.”last_img read more