UFC: Conor McGregor wanted to return and fight in the December 14 card

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago UFC: Jose Aldo looks shreded in new shape for bantamweight division 10 months ago UFC: Conor McGregor has been named as the richest fighter of UFC Raj Sarkar I’m fighting the Irishman next. You’re close but not yet buddy keep punching @danthehangman— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 6, 2019 COMMENT LIVE TV Also Read- UFC News: Mike Tyson Has Some Advice For Embattled Conor McGregorUFC: Conor McGregor was about to fightAccording to Conor, he was about to fight at this time of the year and stated that UFC delayed his fight. McGregor stated that he was constantly trying to get the December 14th card too but the UFC matchmakers have made things harder for the Irish Legend. In a recent interview, UFC President Dana White said that Conor McGregor is no longer the man and also rejected the possibility of Conor McGregor’s Twitter callout to Frankie Edgar. After McGregor’s recent statement, it can be assumed that things are not going well between him and UFC. Conor said that he is ready to fight, he wants to compete, he is giving dates to UFC but they are not offering him a fight deal. Also Read- Conor McGregor Posts Fight Video Against Khabib From UFC 229UFC: Conor McGregor call-outsSince his loss at UFC 229, Conor McGregor is popping names like now and then. He sparked the name of Donald Cerrone after the fight and ‘Cowboy’ showed equal interest but nothing became fruitful. Conor also called out for a rematch against Khabib and they had a huge twitter war but it ended up in confusion after Dana White said that it is Khabib who is going to decide whether the fight will happen or not. In between, Dustin Poirier’s name popped up along with Frankie Edgar and nobody has a clear idea about Conor McGregor’s return or next opponent. Also Read- UFC: Jose Aldo Looks Shreded In New Shape For Bantamweight DivisionAlso Read- UFC: Will Dustin Poirier Fight In The Featherweight Division Again? Written By FOLLOW UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE Happy birthday Frankie, see you in December.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 16, 2019 WE RECOMMEND “I even offered for the Frankie Edgar bout to donate my purse to charity. Because they were saying we won’t make enough money on the Frankie fight and I was like, I don’t care, don’t worry about me, give my purse to charity. But for whatever reason, it’s being made difficult.” Said McGregor. First Published: 24th October, 2019 17:33 IST It seems that speculations about Conor McGregor’s UFC return is nowhere close to ending and the Irish superstar has once again hinted about his comeback in a recent media interaction. After losing against Floyd Mayweather in one of the biggest boxing fights of all times, Conor returned to UFC a year ago against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Conor McGregor tasted a bitter loss against Khabib and since there has only been rumours and social media battles about his comeback. Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 17:33 IST UFC: Conor McGregor Wanted To Return And Fight In The December 14 Card Irish Superstar Conor McGregor wants to make his UFC return desperately. He wants to fight in the December 14 card but UFC is not offering him a match. 10 months ago UFC: The biggest dream matches that never happened inside the cage 10 months ago UFC: Jose Aldo loses weight for bantamweight division; Slams Cejudo 10 months ago UFC: After a feud with Khabib, Conor McGregor is going to Moscowlast_img read more

Prince Tagoe reveals the use of juju in Black Stars camp

first_imgEx-Ghana striker Prince Tagoe has made a startling revelation that there is an excessive use of black magic popularly known as ‘juju’ among Black Stars players.The former Hearts striker was of the view that the black magic was aimed at destroying each other for international recognition.Tagoe, who was a surprise inclusion in Ghana’s 2010 World Cup squad stated that players suffered nightmares during their time in camp.”People don’t sleep, they can’t even sleep, but in the public, they will give you the entire good smile, chilling and everything,” he said on Hitz FM”But when they go to their rooms, it’s a different thing and when you are smart, you don’t follow what people say but you remain careful.””I am very honest. Let me tell you something, whenever we have a game and we have to pray, we all pray to one God, but each and everyone has their personal issue with somebody.” “If people can sleep and have nightmare and mention names that is earthly world.””People have their differences. To be very honest, when I was there and Stephen Appiah was the captain that was the best moment in my life.”Tagoe is not the first to reveal the use of black magic in the Black Stars with Ghana coach in 2012, Goran Stevanovic also making similar allegations.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

HARPS PREPARE FOR CUP SHOWDOWN WITH STIFF LEAGUE TEST IN LONGFORD

first_imgWith the season fast approaching its end, Finn Harps make the trip to Longford on Saturday evening with all the pressure on the home side (kick-off 7.45pm).For the second season in a row, Longford look like they have thrown away the chance of automatic promotion as the season enters the final straight.For Finn Harps, promotion looks like it has gone for another year and Peter Hutton’s side will travel to Longford on Saturday with one eye already on the following weeks FAI Cup Quarter-Final against Drogheda United at Finn Park. “This weekend’s clash with Longford will be a good test but one we must look forward to,” said Hutton earlier this week.“We have a good record against them and we hope that continues. Longford are still very much in the promotion hunt and will view each game now as a must win. We on the other hand must look to the cup as our main priority now so we should go and enjoy the game but continue to finish the league campaign as strong as possible.”Last Saturday, Harps came out on the wrong side of a five goal game in Cobh against a side who they had knocked out of the Cup in the same St. Colmans Park venue just six days earlier.“Whilst we were disappointed with the result I was happy with the level of performance in general,” said Hutton of the 3-2 defeat at the Cork venue. “Defensively we gifted the three goals with some slack play and should have done better in preventing situations developing higher up the pitch. We got off to a great start with a really well worked goal with a real footballing passage of play down our right side which was finished well by Pat McCann. Cobh then got an equalizer from a very dubious penalty when young Kynan Rocks went down very easily in the box.“We managed though to take the lead again with a well taken goal by young Shane McGinty from the edge of the box but again we couldn’t hold on after Kynan Rocks was allowed to get away from three of our defenders to set up Stanton for Cobh’s second equalizer.“The second half we dominated possession for long spells and had a few chances but we failed to deal with a long punt forward that caught our defence on their heels and young Stanton broke free to grab what proved to be the decisive goal. Overall we were disappointed with the defeat and there are areas in which we were poor but performance wise I thought that given the amount of changes made to the starting 11, I was pleased and took a lot of positives.”As Hutton said, he made wholesale changes from the team which had won in Cobh earlier in the week.“I felt that given Monday’s replay, the journey involved and in particular the potential of a few confrontations given the nature of Monday’s game I decided now was an opportune time to freshen things up and change the personnel,” explained Hutton for his reasons for all the changes to personnel. “The vast majority of those that came in had for different reasons not played much recently but deserved some game time as they too have been working hard in training.”Hutton may decide to continue to rest some of his key players on Saturday ahead of the Cup quarter-final. Doubts hang over the fitness of Tommy McMonagle (foot) and Johnny Bonner (knee) and they are unlikely to be risked.In the three previous meetings with Longford this season, Harps hold the upper hand with two wins and a draw. Harps have won on each of their previous three visits to Longford despite having won only once there in ten games prior to last season.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: Tommy McMonagle (foot), Johnny Bonner (knee).Injured: None.Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-L-W-L-L (6 pts)Longford Town: L-L-D-L-W-L (4 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six away games against Longford Town13-Aug-10 – Longford Town 1-0 Finn Harps (First Division)03-Jun-11 – Longford Town 0-0 Finn Harps (FAI Cup)09-Jul-11 – Longford Town 3-2 Finn Harps (First Division)14-Apr-12 – Longford Town 1-3 Finn Harps (First Division)11-Aug-12 – Longford Town 0-1 Finn Harps (First Division)11-May-13 – Longford Town 2-3 Finn Harps (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2013Kevin McHugh – 9 (2 in FAI Cup)Sean McCarron – 8 (1 in FAI Cup)Michael Funston – 4 (1 in FAI Cup)Keith Cowan – 3 (1 in FAI Cup)Mark Forker – 2Thomas McMonagle – 2Pat McCann – 1Shane McGinty – 1Lee Toland – 1 (in FAI Cup)Paul McVeigh – 1 (in FAI Cup)Thomas McBride – 1 (in League Cup)Matt Harkin – 1 (in League Cup)James Doherty – 1 (in League Cup)Marc Brolly – 1 (in League Cup)Aaron O’Hagan – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2013 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)31-Aug-13 – AL – Cobh Ramblers 3-2 Finn Harps (McCann, McGinty)26-Aug-13 – FAI – Cobh Ramblers 0-4 Finn Harps (McHugh, Toland, McVeigh, Funston)23-Aug-13 – FAI – Finn Harps 1-1 Cobh Ramblers (McHugh)16-Aug-13 – AL – Finn Harps 0-2 Waterford United09-Aug-13 – AL – Finn Harps 2-0 Salthill Devon (Forker 2)02-Aug-13 – AL – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps26-Jul-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Wexford Youths (McHugh)19-Jul-2013 – AL – Mervue United 4-0 Finn Harps12-Jul-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-0 Longford Town28-Jun-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 2-2 Cobh Ramblers (Funston, Cowan)28-Jun-2013 – AL – Waterford United 3-0 Finn Harps14-Jun-2013 – AL – Salthill Devon 2-1 Finn Harps (Funston)08-Jun-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 2-3 Athlone Town (Funston, Cowan)31-May-2013 – FAI – Finn Harps 2-1 Wexford Youths (Cowan, McCarron)24-May-2013 – AL – Wexford Youths 2-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)20-May-2013 – LC – Finn Harps 1-1 Derry City (O’Hagan) – Derry win 6-5 on penalties17-May-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Mervue United (McCarron)11-May-2013 – AL – Longford Town 2-3 Finn Harps (McCarron, McHugh, McDonagh og.)04-May-2013 – AL – Cobh Ramblers 2-2 Finn Harps (McHugh, McCarron)26-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-1 Waterford United19-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Salthill Devon (McMonagle)12-Apr-2013 – AL – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps05-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-0 Wexford Youths29-Mar-2013 – AL – Mervue United 2-2 Finn Harps (McMonagle, McHugh)23-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Longford Town (McHugh)15-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 4-1 Cobh Ramblers (McCarron 2, McHugh 2)08-Mar-2013 – AL – Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)03-Mar-2013 – LC – Mayo League 1-4 Finn Harps (Harkin, Doherty, Brolly, McBride)HARPS PREPARE FOR CUP SHOWDOWN WITH STIFF LEAGUE TEST IN LONGFORD was last modified: September 6th, 2013 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)Tags:CUPfinn harpsLeagueLongford TownPeter Huttonlast_img read more

Study offers possibility of squelching a focal epilepsy seizure before symptoms appear

first_img Source:https://www.uab.edu/news/research/item/9691-automated-detection-of-focal-epileptic-seizures-in-a-sentinel-area-of-the-human-brain Aug 17 2018Patients with focal epilepsy that does not respond to medications badly need alternative treatments.In a first-in-humans pilot study, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a sentinel area of the brain that may give an early warning before clinical seizure manifestations appear. They have also validated an algorithm that can automatically detect that early warning.These two findings offer the possibility of squelching a focal epilepsy seizure — before the patient feels any symptoms — through neurostimulation of the sentinel area of the brain. This is somewhat akin to the way an implantable defibrillator in the heart can staunch heart arrhythmias before they injure the heart.In the pilot study, three epilepsy patients undergoing brain surgery to map the source of their focal epilepsy seizures also gave consent to add an investigational aspect to their planned surgeries.As neurosurgeons inserted long, thin, needle-like electrodes into the brain to map the location of the electrical storm that initiates an epileptic seizure, they also carefully positioned the electrodes to add one more task — simultaneously record the electrical activity at the anterior nucleus of the thalamus.The thalamus is a structure sitting deep in the brain that is well connected with other parts of the brain. The thalamus controls sleep and wakefulness, so it often is called the “pacemaker” of the brain. Importantly, preclinical studies have shown that focal sources of seizures in the cortex can recruit other parts of the brain to help generate a seizure. One of these recruited areas is the anterior thalamic nucleus.The UAB team led by Sandipan Pati, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, found that nearly all of the epileptic seizures detected in the three patients — which began in focal areas of the cortex outside of the thalamus — also recruited seizure-like electrical activity in the anterior thalamic nucleus after a very short time lag. Importantly, both of these initial electrical activities appeared before any clinical manifestations of the seizures.Related StoriesAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaResearchers measure EEG-based brain responses for non-speech and speech sounds in childrenMercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery resultsThe UAB researchers also used electroencelphalography, or EEG, brain recordings from the patients to develop and validate an algorithm that was able to automatically detect initiation of that seizure-like electrical activity in the anterior thalamic nucleus.”This exciting finding opens up an avenue to develop brain stimulation therapy that can alter activities in the cortex by stimulating the thalamus in response to a seizure,” Pati said. “Neurostimulation of the thalamus, instead of the cortex, would avoid interference with cognition, in particular, memory.””In epilepsy, different aspects of memory go down,” Pati explained. “Particularly long-term memory, like remembering names, or remembering events. The common cause is that epilepsy affects the hippocampus, the structure that is the brain’s memory box.”Pati said these first three patients were a feasibility study, and none of the patients had complications from their surgeries. The UAB team is now extending the study to another dozen patients to confirm the findings.”Hopefully, after the bigger group is done, we can consider stimulating the thalamus,” Pati said. That next step would have the goals of improved control of seizures and improved cognition, vigilance and memory for patients.For epilepsy patients where medications have failed, the surgery to map the source of focal seizures is a prelude to two current treatment options — epilepsy surgery to remove part of the brain or continuous, deep-brain stimulation. If the UAB research is successful, deep brain stimulation would be given automatically, only as the seizure initiates, and it would be targeted at the thalamus, where the stimulation might interfere less with memory.last_img read more