Local seniors enjoy special holiday luncheon at Johnson City Senior Center

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Local seniors across Broome County held special holiday luncheons Wednesday afternoon. The Deposit Senior Center will host its’ luncheon Thursday at 11 a.m. “You know the holidays can be difficult for some people because they don’t necessarily have their friends or family local,” said Johnson City Senior Center Executive Director Kim Robinson. Seniors at the Johnson City Senior Center were treated to a roast beef lunch and were given a visit by the Johnson City Sophisticats. “It’s important we have these types of activities at the senior center so that there are opportunities for seniors to socialize.”last_img

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Saints, QPCC win U-16 and U-13 outdoor hockey titles

first_imgTHE VISITING Queen’s Park Cricket Club won the U-13 battle, while Saints defeated Old Fort in the U-16 final of the Guyana Hockey Board Outdoor Boys’ Challenge, yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground.In a tense U-16 final, it took a single goal in the last minute of the first half to decide the winners between Guyanese clubs Saints and Old Fort.Naresh Mahadeo took a short corner and the ball was passed around several times, before Samuel Garnett managed to make a shot on goal. Although the shot was partially deflected, Mahadeo was able to collect the ball at the mouth of the goal and he made no mistake.Old Fort made several runs in the second period, but none threatened to change the score.In the first semi-final, a first-half strike from Garnett propelled Saints ahead of GCC (1-0); while Old Fort had defeated QPCC 2-1 on penalties after a 0-0, full-time score, in semi-final number two.U-13 FINALPrior to the U-16 battle, QPCC had stormed to a 10-0 victory against Saints in the U-13 Boys ‘final.Adam Wyatt and Nicholas Siu Butt both scored hat tricks to lead the visiting team.  Christiano Austin and Caiden Mack supported with two goals each.Three teams competed in the U-13 competition and four in the U-16 division.The battle continues today with the indoor Challenge at the National Gymnasium.last_img read more

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Frankie Edgar explains why he thinks it’s time for BJ Penn to retire

first_imgEdgar, who beat Penn three times over his storied career, says “The Prodigy” obviously still has the fire to fight, but that father time finally caught up to the 38-year-old Hawaiian.“It’s never my place to tell someone to retire, that’s something you have to want to do,” Edgar told TMZ. “Personally, I’d like to see BJ retire. That’s not the BJ we all fell in love with. His fighting style, the type of person he is and how he just brings it — you can tell he was kind of just a shell of himself. Father time is undefeated and that’s just what it is.“The warrior is still there, his spirit is still there, it’s just his body wasn’t responding and he wasn’t doing the things he usually does. He’s probably lost a little step in his speed and you know BJ was one of the fastest out there. That was one of his biggest tools, so you take that away it’s tough.”Penn was severely outmatched in his bout with Yair Rodriguez last Sunday at UFC Fight Night from Phoenix. He was outstruck 55-4 in significant strikes and suffered the first knockdown of his career at the hands of a 24-year-old prospect.After that knockdown, Rodriguez went in for the kill and unleashed some hellacious ground-and-pound on Penn that forced the former champ’s head to bounce off the canvas more than a couple times before “Big” John McCarthy stepped in and called a stop to the action.The finish, coupled with the fact that Penn still tried to defend himself through the beatdown, showed Edgar that while “The Prodigy” still has plenty of fight left in him, he should probably hang up the gloves.“BJ is a fighter, he’s a fighter at heart — he’s been through it all, he’s seen it all. But when Yair was ground-and-pounding him at the end, I was probably yelling at the TV, ‘Stop the fight, it’s enough.’ It as a beating at the end. I think they probably could have stopped it a bit sooner. Maybe if it was another guy, I might have been fine with it. But I think it was a beating and I think it was inevitable that that was the outcome. So he maybe could have saved himself a couple punches to the face.”last_img read more

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