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

More witnesses needed in Five Cays killing of Filipino

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Dec 2015 – Police say they want and need more witnesses to piece together the killing on Sunday night at the Bryant Cox apartment complex in Five Cays. A 46 year old man of the Philippines was pronounced dead at 9:32pm on December 27 after some kind of confrontation. No identity of the man is released as yet by Police, who say they want to be sure the family is well informed first. There is still no clarity either on what kind of injuries the 46 year old, who reportedly worked for Bishop Bryant Cox, received but the hospital yesterday confirmed that both men who were rushed to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center had multiple wounds. The second man is a 38 year old also employed with Pastor Cox and who was initially said to be in critical condition. The hospital confirmed multiple wounds but that the victim was released after being treated; it was not stated whether the injury was caused by knife or gun by the authorities. Both weapons are named in some accounts to Magnetic Media. A police press statement says they appreciate the cooperation so far in the probe, but that investigations are ongoing and more information is welcomed. Magnetic Media learned of the incident at Bryant Cox apartments around 9pm on Sunday. Filipino killing still a mystery; hospital confirms multiple wounds Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Karen Delancy, former Cabinet Minister in Michael Misick regime takes the witness stand in SIPT trials Related Items:bryant cox, filipino, witness Home invasion leaves one Filipino dead; another hospitalizedlast_img read more

USPS Loses 15 Billion in FYQ2

first_img As a class, periodicals continued to decline for the USPS. Volume was down 1.2 percent, contributing to a 1-percent revenue loss from magazines, newspapers and other publications distributed by mail. Operating revenue was up 1.3 percent, or $223 million, to $16.9 billion, on the strength of 14.4-percent growth in shipping and package volume. Total mail volume fell by 1.3 percent however. Meanwhile, the USPS posted a net loss of $1.5 billion in the quarter. Excluding a retiree health benefit prefunding expense, the net loss would have dropped to $44 million though. The U.S. Postal Service saw operating revenue increase in its fiscal second quarter, though it continued its record of net losses. “For years, trends in hard-copy reading behavior and advertising shifts from print to other media have impacted this segment,” the report notes. “Periodicals are not expected to rebound as e-readers and electronic content continue to grow in popularity with the public.”last_img read more

Greece on course for bailout extension

first_imgGreece on course for bailout extension517 viewsGreece on course for bailout extension517 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Greece on course for bailout extension517 viewsBusinessA vital document submitted – just in time to meet a midnight deadline. Greece has now delivered a list of reforms it’s promising to get an extension of its bailout. But with Brussels already warningVentuno Web Player 4.50A vital document submitted – just in time to meet a midnight deadline. Greece has now delivered a list of reforms it’s promising to get an extension of its bailout. But with Brussels already warninglast_img read more

Oil prices tumble 5 percent after producers fail to coordinate output

first_imgOil prices tumbled 5 percent early on Monday after a meeting by major producers in Qatar fell apart the day before, leaving the world awash with unwanted fuel.International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $40.86 per barrel at 0029 GMT, down 5.2 percent since their last settlement.U.S. crude futures were down 5.7 percent at $38.06 a barrel.Some 18 oil exporting nations, including non-OPEC Russia, had gathered in the Qatari capital of Doha for what was expected to be the rubber-stamping of a deal to stabilise output at January levels until October 2016.But the deal fell apart after Saudi Arabia demanded that Iran join in despite calls on Riyadh to save the agreement and help prop up crude prices.”The failure is negative from the psychological point of view. It shows the inability of all sides to cooperate,” said Gary Ross, the founder and executive chairman at New York-based consultancy PIRA.The development will revive industry fears that major producers are embarking again on a battle for market share in a world already awash with unwanted oil, especially after Riyadh threatened to raise output steeply if no freeze deal were reached.Barclays said in a note to clients that “the much-awaited meeting exposed the political rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and ultimately doomed the agreement.”As a result Brent would likely average $36 per barrel during the second quarter of this year as a global glut continued unabated, it said.”This meeting and its outcome should have built confidence that the oil market re-balancing was close at hand, as well as building a circle of trust among producers for possible future cooperation and coordinated action. In this regard, the meeting was a complete failure,” Barclays added.”The failure of the talks gives the market another clear indication (similar to the failed December 2015 OPEC meeting) that OPEC’s relevance in this market environment has faded, and its ability to coordinate with members outside the group is equally difficult.”Oil prices have fallen by as much as 70 percent since mid-2014 as producers have pumped 1 to 2 million barrels of crude every day in excess of demand, leaving storage tanks around the world filled to the rims with unsold fuel.Beyond the failed deal, however, there were signs of a tightening market due to an oil worker strike in Kuwait which may have cut its production from 2.85 million barrels per day (bpd) to just 1.1 million bpd.In the United States, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday that drillers had cut their rigs to fresh 2009 lows as the industry suffers from low prices.last_img read more

I taught sword fighting to none other than Sunny Deol Manas Adhiya

first_imgManas AdhiyaPR HandoutManas Adhiya says that he has done variety of action scenes that include wearing harness cables to fly and save Karishma Tanna, pulling Vivek Dahiya from falling off the cliff, teaching sword fighting to Sunny Deol.From the tender age of 4, where kids are yet to discover the world, Manas Adhiya began the journey as an actor. He performed in more than 200 live shows from 1996 to 2000 all over India and foreign countries, in Padmashree Kalyanji Anandji’s ‘Little Wonders’. He enjoyed acting on stage so much that he was confident that this is what he wants in life.Manas Adhiya, who started screen acting from 2003, completes 16 years in the industry. He says, “I still don’t believe that I have done enough to talk about, let alone brag about it. I believe I am a learner for life. Each and every role I play has helped me grow as an actor and I believe I’m still learning.”Manas has been challenged with diverse roles, from characters which needed a different and strong accent to expressions like that of a south Indian Iyer, a Punjabi munda, a Gujrati bhai, a Muslim bhaijaan, a Marathi manoos, a north Indian Pandey ji or of a Christian boy. He did them with all honesty. He has also experienced variations in the plot that demanded, kissing and bed scenes, drunk state, action drama, super natural powers and death.Manas says, “I’ve never shied away from the camera. I made sure to try and give my best each time. In my growing up years, people have encouraged me to be what I want to be. I took them very seriously and I said I want to become all of it.”He has played multiple characters of being a lover, a psycho thirsty for revenge, a geek, an outlaw, a prisoner, a villain with supernatural powers as owl man, faked to be his father’s ghost and scared people, and cried his heart out. He’s played a handicap, a thief, and a supportive best friend.Manas says, “In reel life, I have lost count of how many times I have been a killer. So far, I have killed my daadi, nani, younger brother, uncle and watchman. I have also committed suicide and been killed thrice, once murdered at a cricket pitch, another by a seventeen year old girl and not to forget, also been killed by the beautiful, Mouni Roy, as Naagin. I have bullied, leaked exam papers, taken out dead bodies from graveyard and lakes, jumped from first floor breaking glass window, had evil owl powers inside me, drove a truck, did IPL betting, used abusive languages, been in a courtroom and jail too.” Manas AdhiyaPR HandoutManas adds, “In this wonderful journey of acting, I have got a chance to play sports like cricket, lawn tennis and football while filming the scenes. I have also worn harness cables to fly and save Karishma Tanna, performed different action scenes that include pulling Vivek Dahiya from falling off the cliff, found pokemons under water, taught sword fighting to none other than Mr. Sunny Deol. I have had the chance to play historical roles where I was one of the close friends of Chandragupta Maurya. Strangely, I have played a range of characters, with the funniest of names, such as Natarajan Subramanium Iyer aka Nutty, Gotya, Zulfi, Pinchu, Ghanghor, Zirfan, Pyaare, Sushu, Pallav and the like.”Although Manas has been in the entertainment industry for a short time he has had the opportunity to share the screen with great actors like Shahid Kapoor, Nana Patekar, John Abraham, Sunny Deol, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Manisha koirala, Deepti Naval, Ayesha Takia, Sushant Singh, Ronit Roy, Mouni Roy, Karanvir Bohra, Sudha Chandran, Ada Khan, Aashka Goradia, Karishma Tanna, Vivek Dahiya, Raghu Ram, Sharad Kelkar, Raju Kher, Suniel Shetty and MS. Dhoni.”By the grace of God, I’ve been fortunate to work with ace film makers like Anurag Kashyap, Kunal Kohli, Ahmed Khan, Ekta Kapoor, Craig Gillespie, Ronnie Screwvala and Atul Taishete. I wouldn’t say that I am 16 years old in this industry, but I am 16 years younger and hopefully I have a long way to go,” he concludes.Manas Adhiya was last seen in Alt Balaji’s ‘Medically Yourrs’ with Shantanu Maheshwari , he has portrayed the character of Pallav Pandey, a medical student. The show is set in the backdrop of Kolkata.last_img read more