Subrina Richards wants four world titles this year

first_imgJamaica’s top-rated female martial artist, Subrina Richards, who notched a triple-double of international gold medals last season, has been pointed at four major world championships this season by her handlers, setting an unbelievably high bar for 2017. The lanky 20-year-old will start her international season by defending double gold medals, starting with June’s International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) Amateur Member Association World Championships in Greece. In July, she takes her show to the International Sport Karate Association’s United States Open in Orlando, Florida, again defending continuous and points sparring gold medals won last year. It gets tougher in October when Richards travels to Ireland for the International Taekwondo Federation World Cup and even more so a month later when she debuts at the World Association of Kickboxing Organisation’s (WAKO) World Championships in Mexico. Despite facing a gruelling campaign, Richards said that she wants to set the bar so high that “whoever is behind will have a far way to top that”. “I want to raise the bar, do something nobody has ever done. I won four international world titles last year – the double at WAKO Pan Am Champs, ISKA World Champs in Germany, and US Open in Orlando,” she pointed out. Richards’ coach, Jason McKay, described her 2016 run as perfect, pointing out that it was the first time any Jamaican fighter, of any gender, had won six gold medals in three major tournaments in one year. “She has been on a run of four straight double gold, 2015-16. She had also won two gold medals at the 2015 US Open. This year will be tougher. Let’s see what she’s made of,” he said. GRUELLING CAMPAIGNlast_img read more

Chong Son denies Alab of outright semis berth after win over HK Eastern

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments Magnolia looks to exploit San Miguel starters’ heavy minutes LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Alab dropped to third seed in the standings with a 14-6 record and will face no. 6 team Saigon Heat in a best-of-three quarterfinals series starting Sunday.Although Hong Kong Eastern’s 14-6 record is tied with Alab and Mono Vampire they were still the ones who got the second seed and an outright semifinals berth due to winning the tiebreak among the three teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnthony Tucker led Chong Son with 29 points, on 6-of-11 shooting from deep, as Kung Fu clinches home court advantage throughout the playoffs.Justin Howard put up a massive double-double for Kung Fu with 24 points and 22 rebounds while Filipino-American Caelan Tiongson had 12 points, nine rebounds, and five assists. Tyler Lamb led Hong Kong Eastern with 30 points while Marcus Elliott had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.Christian Standhardinger, who is the top overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft, had 12 points and 14 rebounds for Hong Kong.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Chong Son Kung Fu. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueChong Son took over the top spot in the standings after stomping Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team, 88-77, in the ASEAN Basketball League Wednesday at Southorn Stadium.Kung Fu’s victory over Hong Kong Eastern, which saw them finish the eliminations with a 15-5 record, not only marked a change in the leadership but it also denied Alab Pilipinas a semifinals bye.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Appalled at the Crime Chief’s statement on Broomes fiasco

first_imgDear Editor,Much has been said and written about Minister Simona Broomes’s imbroglio with the security guards at the New Thriving Restaurant’s Providence location parking lot. Her behaviour as a sitting minister of this Government could be described as nothing less than arrogant and despicable, and deserving of outright condemnation from civil society.However, the following comment by Crime Chief Paul Williams on this same matter — which was quoted in the July 12 edition of the Guyana Times — makes interesting reading: “he (Williams) would recommend that security guards working in public places like the supermarket be properly trained, especially those carrying firearms. It is within your own judgement and sense, if you see a vehicle of a certain standard or class right there and then it speaks out to somebody. Even if you want to rate the person for whatever it is, whether the person is a drug lord, Minister or businessman, as soon as you see a vehicle of a certain standard, it supposed to arouse your attention and alertness.”Is the Crime Chief advocating that security guards working in public places should be subservient and disregard applicable rules because of “a vehicle of a certain standard or class”? I guess he was referring to the “standard and class” of Minister Broomes’s vehicle, in which case his advocacy implies that the security guards at Providence should have been subservient to the minister and her driver, and disregard the “no parking” rule because their vehicle was of a “certain class and standard”.What does class and standard of a vehicle have to do with arousing the attention and alertness of a security guard when laws and rules ought to be consistently applied, as in this case?Editor, this is exactly what obtains on the public and city roads in this country. The Traffic Police oft disregard the applicable laws and rules because of vehicles of “a certain class and standard”, be it for speeding, tints, accidents, or road use violations.The Crime Chief, by his advocacy, distinguishes the applicability of rules between those vehicles of a “certain class and standard” and those not falling within that “class and standard”. So whilst the law ought to favour no one by “class and standard”, the Crime Chief’s advice now distinguishes applicability on “class and standards”. No wonder in George Orwell’s Animal Farm there is the famous quote, “All men are equal, but some are more equal than others”, which is becoming increasingly obvious in this country.Yours faithfully,Selwyn Narinedattlast_img read more

NPA to Develop First Dry Land Port in Nimba

first_imgAn “Inland Port,” also known as Dry Port, is an inland extension of a seaport, usually connected by rail.The Government of Liberia (GoL) through the National Port Authority (NPA) has advanced an ambitious plan aimed at developing the first Dry Land Port in Nimba County.The proposed Dry Land Port is part of efforts to implement pillar-two of the government’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD), which focuses on enhancing a stable macroeconomic environment, enabling private sector-led economic growth, greater competitiveness, and diversification of the economy.Consistent with this development plan, the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) through its Resident County Surveyor of Nimba, along with officials of the NPA, residents and local county officials in Kpoahpa Town, Nimba County, (the designated site for the proposed Inland Port), over the weekend concluded a reconnaissance land survey.The exercise is in an effort to further study the terrain for the possibility of conducting another survey that would likely increase the first 75 acres of land to at least 200 acres.Even though the 75 acres have been duly surveyed and demarcated, the residents of Kpoahpa, in support of the proposed Inland Port project, have promised to give about 500 acres of land to the Government/NPA whenever needed for this project.The Dry Land Port, when completed as envisaged, will serve as a major transit corridor for the transshipment of goods and services via rails from Ganta, Nimba County, to the Port of Buchanan and adjacent parts of neighboring Guinea and Ivory Coast.This will enhance economic activities, through commerce and trade, improve investment and create job opportunities for thousands of Liberians.An “Inland Port,” also known as Dry Port, is an inland extension of a seaport, usually connected by rail. Residents of the Kpoahpa Town over the weekend expressed great excitement over the proposed development plan when officials of the NPA visited the town.Madam Yah Yeedon, Town Chief of Kpoahpa Town, while welcoming the joint NPA and LLA delegation, emphasized the need for a collective effort by all Liberians to achieve the country’s development goals.She affirmed the commitment of the town’s people to any endeavor aimed at bringing development, growth, and prosperity to them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Beeman has ’em buzzing at Mt. SAC

first_imgIf the Mounties’ track record in basketball is any indication, Beeman has succeeded at both tasks. Mt. SAC, the defending state community college champion, finishes its regular season today against L.A. City College with only one loss as it continues an era of dominance that has made the school’s women’s basketball program one of the most respected in the nation. Beeman also has pushed her players to succeed off the court. She shares her passion and energy in a way that has driven the students to graduate to higher institutions at a 98 percent matriculation rate. “That’s just the nature of the beast with me, that’s my personality,” Beeman said. “If I like something, you’re going to get 100 percent.” Beeman has built a winning program by stressing basketball fundamentals and sharing a community atmosphere that her players feel comfortable with. “My first few years at Mt. SAC were trying to get my feet wet, learning how to be a professor,” said Beeman, a former All-American point guard. “I needed to understand classroom management, I needed to understand balancing my time. “That’s why you’re hired at Mt. SAC. Coaching is secondary, you’re here as a professor.” “She’s more of a friend than a coach,” sophomore point Tonicia Tademy said. “I can call my coach on any given day and say I need such and such. I wouldn’t do that with any other coach.” That camaraderie extends to the coaching staff as well, which long-time assistant Brian Crichlow described as “tight-knit.” “She makes us work harder, and when your boss is working hard you have no choice but to work hard,” Crichlow said. “We run on her energy.” Beeman, 38, grew up in an athletic family but took a circuitous route to coaching the game she loves. She set numerous records as a standout point guard with Cal State San Bernardino, but that successful career came only after a Coyotes assistant coach convinced her to return to the game following a devastating knee injury suffered as a freshman. Once she graduated, Beeman set off on her chosen career path: marketing. She soon found a position doing promotions with the High Desert Mavericks minor-league baseball team, but she knew it wasn’t as fulfilling as she had hoped. Salvation came when the University of Redlands approached her about working as a graduate assistant for the women’s basketball team. It turned out Beeman had found her true calling. “I don’t think they anticipated my dedication,” said Beeman, who recalled she started doing a lot of so-called grunt work. “As a player I loved the game, but I never realized what coaches did. “When you get behind the scenes, you either like it or you run for the hills. I just happen to really like it.” Her success at Mt. SAC stems from an all-around approach that stresses what she calls “basketball IQ.” That includes teaching players how to read opponents’ moves and consider every option instead of just using set plays. “I want the young ladies that I coach, when they leave Mt. SAC, to be able to play in any system in the nation,” Beeman said. “Early on I want to make sure they understand the objective, which is take care of the ball, work the ball around, make the defense work a little bit. “As the year goes on, it’s a natural progression, instead of just passing to `A’ and going to `B,’ which is their comfort zone, now they pass to `A’ and you can see their minds working: `OK, defense just did this and I’ve got this option.’ That’s something that doesn’t happen overnight. That happens February and March.” Mt. SAC’s graduates are proof that the system works. Lauren Ervin, the Mounties’ star player last season, has parlayed her experience into a starting role with an NCAA Division I school. She plays against some of the top-ranked teams in the nation. “I had the best year of my life (at Mt. SAC),” said Ervin, who already has made a big impact for Arkansas and is the leading rebounder in the SEC. “It’s a whole different world here, and I wouldn’t be close to surviving if I didn’t have the conditioning I had at Mt. SAC.” Beeman went to Arkansas earlier this season to watch Ervin play, and was proud to hear her student had made an smooth transition to a speedier, tougher environment. “She’s like a mentor to me,” Ervin said. “I feel like I could talk to her about anything.” started out as a fledgling professor in the mid-90s who wanted to become the best teacher she could be before concentrating on basketball. james.figueroa@sgvn.com (818) 962-8811, Ext. 2684 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img WALNUT – When Laura Beeman arrived at Mt. San Antonio College 12 years ago as the new women’s basketball coach, winning was the last thing on her mind. Beeman, willing to put everything she has into the job and blessed with infectious charisma, She now has her Mounties on the cusp of a sixth consecutive South Coast Conference championship. last_img

Adam Johnson’s former Sunderland teammate Cabral charged with rape

first_imgA former Sunderland footballer will go on trial charged with rape.Cabral, whose real name is Adilson Tavares Varela, will appear at Newcastle Crown Court after he was arrested on suspicion of two counts of rape.The 27-year-old Cape Verdean midfielder played alongside convicted sex offender Adam Johnson after signing for the North East club in June 2013.He now plays for Swiss club FC Zurich after leaving Sunderland “by mutual consent” in February last year.A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman confirmed his trial would start on April 25.A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that Adilson Tavares Varela was arrested on January 25 2015, and subsequently charged with rape on June 24 2015.” 1 Cabral in action for Sunderland in 2014 last_img read more

The teams definitely in the Champions League group stage next season

first_img 11 11 9. Spartak Moscow (Russia) 11 11 11 8. Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) 7. Real Madrid (Spain) 4. Barcelona (Spain) 11 11 2. Chelsea (England) 6. RB Leipzig (Germany) 11 10. Tottenham (England) 11 1. Benfica (Portugal) have qualified for the Champions League group stage – scroll through the gallery to see who else is already there Juventus v Monaco in the Champions League semi-final second leg is live on talkSPORT at 19:45 on 8 May, 2017 here.Tottenham have already reserved a place in the Champions League group stage for next season, thanks to Arsenal and Liverpool.The Gunners beat Man United at the Emirates, whihch guaranteed Spurs a second consecutive top three finish and only Chelsea and Man City can mathematically finish above them.Here, talkSPORT looks at the other teams around Europe who have already secured their place in the 2017/18 group stage. 5. Basel (Switzerland) 11 3. Monaco (France) 11 11. Bayern Munich (Germany)last_img read more

CHRISTMAS HAMPER UP FOR GRABS AT OTWAY GOLF CLUB

first_imgCongratulations to Martin Friel on winning the inaugural Otway Grand 25 Card Drive last Friday night in the RDRC in Rathmullan. A good crowd took part in the games, and were treated to some tea and tasty bites by Otway ladies Hazel, Patricia and Breigheen, on what was otherwise a windy wintery night.Well done to all involved for making it a successful night, and also to Mary McAteer for sponsoring the prizes for the draw, and for her ticket selling skills!! Action resumes at Otway this Saturday with the Christmas Hamper competition, with names in to the clubhouse by 10.30 for an 11am sharp tee off. Turkey scrambles return on Sunday at the usual time, names in for 11.30 am, all subject to kind weather conditions of course !CHRISTMAS HAMPER UP FOR GRABS AT OTWAY GOLF CLUB was last modified: December 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)last_img read more

KCCA FC releases list of outgoing players

first_img Tags: Bernard MuwangaBul FCHassan MatovuKCCA FCMbarara CityMike MutebiMusa EsenuMuwadda Mawejjeproline fcSC VillaTom IkaratopWalter Ochora Kirabira is now a free agent after seeing out his deal at KCCA FC. (PHOTO/KCCA FC)KAMPALA – KCCA FC have come out to confirm all the players that will not be with them in the 2019/20 season.The list was published on the Kasasiro’s official website on Friday night.Goalkeeper Tom Ikara, defenders Bernard Muwanga and Walter Ochora and Hassan Matovu have been sent out on loan.Ikara has since joined Mbarara City FC, Muwanga has gone to Proline FC, Ochora has agreed to play for Bul FC while Matovu returns to Proline where he spent last season.Speaking about the loaned players, head coach Mike Mutebi had this to say;“The loan period should be one where the players reflect and work on a few things, said Mutebi.“This does not mean they are leaving but rather should use the period to gain playing time and come back stronger than before.“We have sent them to clubs where we feel they can continue growing. ”KCCA FC have also come out to confirm that Musa Esenu and Muwadda Mawejje were released from their contracts.Esenu is now at Bul FC while Muwadda signed a three year deal with StarTimes Uganda Premier League side Wakiso Giants.On the same day, the reigning league champions announced that Isaac Kirabira was no longer their players after seeing out his contract.Kirabira who joined KCCA from SC Villa played only four games last season.Comments last_img read more

News in brief: QPR youngster’s loan deal, Blues U21s draw, Chelsea Ladies signing

first_imgMidfielder Baker featured in the gameChelsea Under-21sIzzy Brown grabbed an 89th-minute equaliser as the young Blues drew 1-1 with Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Premier League International Cup.The 17-year-old nodded in after seeing his first shot saved by visiting keeper Niklas Bolten to secure a point, cancelling out Mario Rodriguez’ opener. Andreas Christensen, John Swift and Lewis Baker all played 90 minutes, while Nathan Ake got an hour and Ruben Loftus-Cheek played the first half.Chelsea LadiesRepublic of Ireland international defender Niamh Fahey has joined the club from Arsenal. The 27-year-old is the Blues’ third close-season signing, following the arrivals of winger Gemma Davison and midfielder Millie Bright. Fahey has more than 50 Ireland caps to her name and was part of the Arsenal side that won the FA Women’s Cup last season and the treble-winning team of 2008.Capital One CupThe dates for Chelsea’s semi-final with Liverpool have been confirmed. The first leg at Anfield will be played on Tuesday 20 January, with the return match at Stamford Bridge the following Tuesday. Both matches are 7.45pm kick-offs.QPRThe home games with Tottenham and Arsenal later in the season have been pushed back by 24 hours. Spurs’ visit to Loftus Road is now on Sunday 1 March, with a 2.05pm kick-off. However, if Tottenham are in the Capital One Cup final that day, the match will be rescheduled again. Rangers’ home game against Arsenal, originally set for Tuesday 3 March, has been moved to the following night.Cole KpekawaQPR’s teenage defender has extended his loan at Colchester United for another month. The 18-year-old has featured four times for the League One side since joining last month and will remain with them until 24 January.BrentfordAcademy teenager Josh Bohui has been called up for an England Under-16 training camp next month. Bohui will be with the national squad from Tuesday 6 January to Thursday 8 January. He is the second Bees academy player to get England recognition this season after Harry Francis was called up for an England Under-15s training camp.Eoin MorganThe Middlesex limited-overs captain will lead England at next year’s World Cup after Alastair Cook was removed as one-day skipper. Morgan is England vice-captain and stood in during the fourth one-day international in Sri Lanka this month, after Cook was suspended for a slow over rate. The 28-year-old’s first duties as captain will be the tri-series against Australia and India, before the World Cup begins in February.Martin GouldThe Pinner snooker star has qualified for February’s German Masters after beating Scotland’s Ross Muir. World number 27 Gould shared the first two frames with Muir, ranked 73 places below him, but motored away to win the match 5-1, including breaks of 73 and 64.HarlequinsDetails of rounds five and six of the European Rugby Champions Cup have been confirmed. Quins will host Wasps on 17 January, with a 7.45pm kick-off, and then travel to Castres Olympique on 24 January, 1pm kick-off UK time.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more