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

MISC Wins FSO Charter Contract in Vietnam

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: MISC Berhad Malaysian shipping group MISC Berhad (MISC) has received a time charter contract from Idemitsu Kosan (IKC) for the provision of a floating, storage and offloading (FSO) vessel in Vietnam. Secured through Malaysia Vietnam Offshore Terminal (L) Limited (MVOT), its 51%-owned joint-venture with PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC), the contract represents the expansion of MISC’s footprint in providing offshore solutions in the ASEAN region.The contract, secured through an international competitive bidding process, is valued at around USD 176 million. Under the deal, MVOT will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning, lease and operations of the FSO.Upon its conversion, the FSO will be deployed for the Sao Vang and Dai Nguyet Development Project in Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c, offshore Vietnam and it will be leased for a duration of seven years. The contract and the charter is expected to commence by mid-2020.last_img read more

Much Celebrates The Tragically Hip with THE HIP ON MUCH Beginning Tonight

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Much VJ Tyrone Edwards hosts a full day of Hip-themed programming on August 20, featuring music videos, archival interviews, and messages from the artist communityTORONTO (August 10, 2016) – Much celebrates the trailblazing career of Canada’s beloved The Tragically Hip in honour of their final performances in Toronto and Kingston, Ont. with THE HIP ON MUCH, beginning tonight. The marathon begins with a collection of music videos from The Tragically Hip and lead singer Gord Downie, coinciding with the band’s Toronto concert dates on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Friday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 14 (full schedule below). Then, on Saturday, Aug. 20, Much airs a full day of Hip-themed programming, in honour of the band’s final performance in Kingston, Ont. Hosted by Much VJ Tyrone Edwards, the special illustrates the band’s storied career with music videos, archival interviews, and messages from the artist community sharing their favourite stories about the band. Advertisement Advertisement                     Gord Downie during an interview with MuchMusic in 1993See below for full descriptions and air times. All times are subject to change and are in ET. Visit to confirm local broadcast times.Wednesday, Aug. 107 p.m. – 9 p.m. – THE HIP ON MUCHMuch pays homage to The Tragically Hip, one of Canada’s most influential bands, with a selection of their greatest music videos. Tracing the history of the band’s career, and coinciding with their three Toronto concert dates, this collection of 32 videos includes Courage, Bobcaygeon, and New Orleans is Sinking. The playlist also airs on Friday, Aug. 12 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 14 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 206 a.m. – 4 p.m., 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – THE HIP ON MUCHMuch has brushed shoulders with The Tragically Hip many times over the years, hosting the band for many performances and interviews at Much HQ in Toronto. Much VJ Tyrone Edwards pulls together archival interview footage spanning from 1989-2011, along with a selection of music videos, to illustrate the band’s storied career in honour of their final performance in Kingston, Ont. Also included in this special are messages from the artist community sharing their personal stories about the band.About MuchMuch is the go-to channel for all things pop-culture, delivering trendworthy, topical programming, and exclusive live events. From the MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS to its industry-leading online and social media outreach, including, on Twitter (with more than a million followers), and Facebook (with more than 1.2 million likes), Much continues to deliver unique and clever programming to its audience. Much supports the Canadian music video production industry with its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to MuchFACT. Much is available in more than 8.2 million homes across Canada via satellite, IPTV, and cable, as well as more than 1 million mobile devices. Much is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more