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Kootenay Martial Arts celebrates 15 years of building future leaders

first_imgMarilou Smith, Laurie Snowdon, Caleb Kavaloff, Robin Robertson, Bryce Sheloff, Aaron Postnikoff, Leslie Vissers and Isaac Vissers.The 12 students in all ranging in ages from 12 to 64 . . . nine new 1st Dan and three new 2nd Dan,” said Master Dean Siminoff.“This is a big day for these students that have been training for four or more years,” Siminoff added.The Kootenay Martial Arts is a member school of the USCDKA represented by Sr. Grandmaster BJ Sell, the highest-ranking female in the world of TKD.Master Siminoff, a certified Chief Master Instructor and owner of KMA is a 6th Dan World Taekwondo Federation black belt registered with the Kukkiwon in Korea. There are only 130 registered 6thDan holders in all of Canada.Kootenay Martial Arts is also a founding school of part of the global justice movement. The Kootenay Martial Arts recently celebrated its 15thyear in Nelson with a Board Breaking Exam and Graduation at the new facility on Lakeside Drive.Kootenay Martial Arts has been supporting the community, building future leaders through martial arts for more than a decade.This grad class will surpass 100 the number of students promoted to 1st Dan since Master Dean Siminoff first created this school.At this time, the students from Nelson, Junction and Castlegar will be testing for black belt levels include Stacy Devries, Emma Saville, Nathan Croston, Sasha Semenicklast_img read more



first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2015)–Looking for vindication after a disappointing fourth in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar on Nov. 28th, trainer Dan Hendricks will send out his star 3-year-old Om in Santa Anita’s Opening Day, Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile, for 3-year-olds on the turf this Saturday.Known early on in his career as the colt that beat Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah when they were both 2-year-olds, Om now stands on his own merits which include a win in both the Grade II Del Mar Derby going a mile and an eighth on the grass Sept. 6 and the Grade II Twilight Derby here at Santa Anita going the same distance on closing weekend of the Autumn Meet in late October.As the 4-5 favorite going into the Hollywood Derby on Nov. 28, Om, who normally cruises to the lead, sat second to 60-1 shot Acceptance behind fractions of 23.51 and a half mile in 47.41 before taking the lead around the far turn but couldn’t hold off a pair of late runners and finished third. After the race jockey Gary Stevens noted that Om had issues in the gate but still showed a huge effort. “He threw a fit in the starting gate. We had all kinds of problems. He kicked the you-know-what out of it. He was good during the running though. He wasn’t pulling. He ran his race and ran well. We just got beat.”Owned by the Sareen Family Trust, Om is by Munnings out of the Tabasco Cat mare Rare Cat and has an overall record of 9-4-1-2 with earnings of $430,500.Ocho Ocho Ocho will return after a hiatus for trainer Jim Cassidy and will try turf for only the second time in his nine race career. He comes off a fourth in the Grade II, Penn (turf) Mile at Penn National on May 30. Owned by D.P. Racing, Ocho Ocho Ocho is 7-3-0-1 lifetime with $825,550 in earnings.The complete field for the Mathis Brothers (Turf) Mile, to be run as the 6th race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Ground Rules, Rafael Bejarano, 123; Perfectly Majestic, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Crittenden, Martin Garcia, 118; Professor Berns, Brice Blanc, 118; Soul Driver, Tyler Baze, 118; Mister Brightside, Mike Smith, 118; Acceptance, Alonso Quiononez, 118; Ike Walker, Victor Espinoza, 118; Vigilante, Joe Talamo, 118; Om, Gary Stevens, 123; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Santiago Gonzalez, 118; Fueled by Bourbon, Joel Rosario, 123.last_img read more


All Blacks set to announce Japan test

first_imgA major announcement is expected from The New Zealand and Japanese Rugby Unions.New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew is currently in Japan as part of a trade delegation headed by the Prime Minister Bill English, who says he’s keen to get the world champion All Blacks to play in Japan before the 2019 World Cup.The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said at last week’s World Cup draw that a match against Japan “wouldn’t be a bad idea”.RNZI reports the All Blacks could play Japan in the World Cup quarter-finals in 2019.The last time the All Blacks played a Test match against Japan was at the start of the end of year tour in 2013, winning 54-6 in Tokyo.New Zealand also played the Wallabies in Japan in 2009.last_img


Taylor opens with 21-33 at Tyler Mills meet

first_imgCalabar High School’s Class Two athlete, Christopher Taylor, showed that he is on target for another terrific season next year. Competing on the newly laid track at G.C. Foster College at the Tyler Mills Track and Field Meeting last Saturday, he sped to a 21.33-second clocking in the 200m, the fastest time of the day in the half-lap. His schoolmate, Tyreke Wilson, won his heat in 22.59 seconds for the second fastest time in Class Two, with St Jago High’s Anthony Cox third overall in 22.75. With several top schools on show, Calabar, St Jago and Jamaica College put on a good show. St Jago’s boys had good results with Colin Sewell leading the way in Class One with a 48.09-second run. His teammate, Sean Bailey, finished second overall in 49.06, with Greater Portmore’s Terry Thomas closing out the top three in 49.76. Daniel Chambers was the best in Class Three, winning the 200-400m double. In the 200m, he stopped the clock at 22.91 seconds, with his teammate, Treomario Edwards (23.98) and Calabar’s Horatio Craig second and third, respectively, overall in 24.01. Chambers won the 400m in 52.99 seconds, as Munro College’s Devontee Heywood was second in 53.72 seconds and St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Warren Henlon third in 55.02. There were also successes for St Jago High’s Shamar Barnes (21.90) in the Class One 200m and his teammate, Sewell, second best with 21.95. Third was Daniel Bogle of Calabar with 22.52. EXCELLING ON THE FIELD Jamaica College athletes did very well in the field events. Former Ascot High thrower, Vashon McCarthy, led the way in the Class One shot put with 17.40m, relegating the Calabar duo of Caesar Kemp (16.84m) and Warren Barrett (16.40,) to second and third, respectively. Travis Robinson gave JC success in the Class Two shot put with a 13.26m heave, getting the better of Munro’s Fabian Powell (12.95m) and Joseph Smith (12.51m). Calabar finished one-two in the Class One discus, as Basil Bingham won with 49.39m, getting the better of Barrett (45.58m). Jamaica College’s Douglas Cyrus was third with 44.25m. Among the females, Vere Technical’s Brittney Anderson stole the show. She claimed a Class Three double, with 5.92m in the long jump and 24.97 in the 200m. Devia Brown of Hydel High won the Class One discus with 44.68m, getting the better of UWI’s Isheka Binns (43.25m) and Mishka Dacosta (29.45m).last_img read more


Alas quick to atone for ‘stupid foul’ with crucial bucket

first_imgView comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marinerong Pilipino sails to D-League quarters, drubs AMA ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 25-year-old Alas has been a major key in NLEX’s franchise-best 3-0 start, averaging 19.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in the stretch.Alas, who is emerging as the Road Warriors’ leader, had his best game yet this conference after putting up 24 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. He scored half of his output in the fourth quarter and overtime periods.“Kevin Alas has been playing consistently. I called him out for committing that stupid foul on the jump ball, but he made up for it on the next play,” Guiao told reporters.“So he’s a young player with maturity and consistency so far. I hope I don’t jinx it.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES Kevin Alas vs Jerrick Ahanmisi. PBA IMAGESKevin Alas got a tongue-lashing from head coach Yeng Guiao, but it didn’t take long for the NLEX point guard to redeem himself after what could’ve been a costly play.Alas fouled Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu during a jump ball that led to two free throws that gave the Elasto Painters a 110-108 edge in the waning seconds of the first overtime.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend That triggered the fiery Guiao to give Alas an earful during a timeout.But Alas was never discouraged and if anything, he was more determined to bounce back right away and he did in the ensuing play when he fearlessly drove and sank a layup over Beau Belga to drag the game into double OT where the Road Warriors escaped, 122-114.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Coach Yeng called me out on the foul. I knew he was going to let me know about it and my mindset was to atone for it,” said Alas, who was named Player of the Week on Monday.“I had to make a good pass, I got the ball back and I saw the opportunity to score,” he recalled. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more


Big Boy 1, Others Not Indicted

first_imgSeveral days after the Fonati Koffa-led Special Presidential Taskforce named former Lands, Mines & Energy Minister Eugene Shannon as the alleged Big Boy 1, the taskforce has been finding it very difficult to collect necessary evidence to indict him, according to judicial sources yesterday.The sources said the taskforce’s dilemma is because the majority of the documents produced to the courts do not meet evidentiary standards in a criminal trial. They argued that evidence must rise to prove the allegation beyond reasonable doubt in a criminal trial, which the taskforce is yet to provide to ensure successful prosecution.The disclosure comes after the Koffa taskforce presented volumes of paperwork to Criminal Court ‘C’ in compliance with Judge Yamie Gbeisay’s order, granting defense lawyers’ motion to receive and review evidence implicating former House Speaker Alex Tyler. “The Fonati Koffa-led taskforce is drowning in lack of credible evidence despite spending thousands of Liberian tax payers’ dollars traveling to South Africa and the United States,” a source added.After preliminary review of the evidence shared by the Presidential Taskforce, Judge Gbeisay is reported to be having difficulty separating fact from hearsay, which is mostly not admissible in a court of law. The taskforce presented newspaper clippings and minor reports that were already in the public domain and even the Global Witness (GW) report when in fact the authors of the report provided a disclaimer that the report cannot be used as evidence. “And in the midst of the lack of credible evidence, the Koffa Taskforce seems to be succumbing to a game of political selectivity,” sources said. To date, no indictments have been issued for National Security Agency Director Fombah Sirleaf; Eugene Shannon (who was the Minister of Lands, Mines & Energy at the time of the alleged payment), who the taskforce believes is Big Boy 1; Bomi County Senator Morris Saytumah and Willie Belleh, who was the head of the Public Procurement & Concessions Commission (PPCC) during the Sable Mining’s alleged attempt to change the PPCC Act. They were also accused of having received thousands of United States dollars to influence the performance of their fiduciary responsibilities. However, the taskforce has ironically asserted that ‘it has not secured adequate evidence’ to produce indictments. This has left many to wonder whether the trial is really a fight against corruption or a judicial lynching of certain politicians. “If the taskforce cannot convince Judge Gbeisay on the admissibility and relevance of their ‘evidence,’ it goes without saying that the legal proceedings against ex-Speaker Tyler would have to be dismissed consistent with due process,” a judicial source said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


With 37 goals and 9 assists this Tottenham target could be a clever signing

first_img Tottenham transfer target Wissam Ben Yedder 1 Football stats analysts assess a Tottenham transfer target – check out WhoScored for lots more Spurs statistics.After failing to land a frontman in the summer transfer window, Tottenham are supposedly keen on bolstering their striking ranks in the New Year. Emmanuel Adebayor is clearly Mauricio Pochettino’s first choice attacker in his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, but the Togolese has struggled for form so far this term with just one league goal to his name. Nevertheless, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado have failed to dislodge Adebayor in the starting XI. Perhaps the strongest aspect of Ben Yedder’s game is his goalscoring ability. The Frenchman has developed a strength of ‘finishing’ and for good reason. Only André-Pierre Gignac (9) and Alexandre Lacazette (7) have netted more times than Ben Yedder (6) in Ligue 1 this season. Impressively, the Toulouse star has needed just 16 shots on target so far to reach this figure. Adebayor has previously proven his attacking credentials, but has a tendency to blow hot and cold when he sees fit, which has frustrated supporters. On his day, the Togolese can be one of the better strikers in the Premier League, but the inconsistencies in his game have held him back in the past. Ben Yedder, meanwhile, has continuously excelled for Toulouse, directly contributing to 46 of TFC’s 108 goals – 37 goals and 9 assists – over the last three league seasons since becoming a regular feature in the starting XI. As a result, Spurs are being linked with a move for Toulouse’s Wissam Ben Yedder, as Pochettino looks to improve his attacking options. Ben Yedder has a better rating (7.26) than any Spurs player, with Adebayor (6.84) the striker for the North London side who comes closest to matching his rating.center_img Ahead of all Spurs strikers, Ben Yedder is also averaging more key passes per game (1.6), with Adebayor (1.1) again closest to matching that. The France hopeful has, thus far, been unable to register an assist, though he is not just a goalscorer but also a player capable of creating chances for his teammates. With Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli in support, the trio would benefit from a frontman who is capable of forging these goalscoring chances in the side. Eriksen and Chadli in particular, who have netted 6 of Spurs’ 9 league goals this term, could thrive with Ben Yedder ahead of them. An average of 29.7 passes per game further emphasises how much Ben Yedder is involved in the build up play in Toulouse’s attacks, which would appeal to Pochettino. During his time as Southampton manager, the Argentine preferred his lead striker – more often than not Rickie Lambert – to drop deeper and assist the attacking-midfield trio and he expects the same of his lone frontman for Spurs. However, there are doubts over whether he can spearhead the Spurs attack. At 5ft 7in, Ben Yedder is only slightly taller than former Spur Jermain Defoe and may struggle to adapt to the physical demands of the Premier League, especially if deployed on his own. Toulouse head coach Alain Casanova has, in recent months, utilised a 3-5-2 formation, pairing Ben Yedder with another striker, which has helped the 24-year-old improve as a player. In a 4-2-3-1 formation, the lone frontman needs to successfully hold up possession and bring others into play and while Ben Yedder has proven he can create for others, he does so better when partnered in attack. If Spurs really are in the market for a new striker, they may be better off waiting until the summer before moving for an attacker more accustomed to Pochettino’s preferred 4-2-3-1.For more stats on reported Tottenham target Wissam Ben Yedder, click here to view his player pagelast_img read more


Liverpool’s Sturridge charged with breaching FA betting rules

first_imgSturridge is alleged to have broken rules that prohibit the passing on of information about players, managers, team selection or disciplinary matters not publicly available at the time.The 29-year-old has until 6:00pm local time (1800 GMT) on November 20 to respond to the charges.It is alleged he specifically contravened FA Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b).The first says “a participant” must not bet either directly or indirectly, by instructing someone else to bet on any aspect of a football match or competition or “any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world”.The second of these rules cautions against the passing on of ‘inside information’ for betting purposes.A Liverpool spokesman, quoted by the BBC, said: “Daniel has given his full and unequivocal co-operation throughout this process and has assured the club he will continue to do so.“Daniel has also stated categorically that he has never gambled on football.”The spokesman added: “As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded in its entirety before making any further comment.”Sturridge, who joined Liverpool from Chelsea in 2013, spent the second half of last season at West Bromwich Albion after moving on loan on January 29.He won the last of his 26 England caps against Lithuania in October 2017.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct by the Football AssociationLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 12 – Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules, the English governing body announced Monday.The FA said the allegations related to events that took place in January of this year.last_img read more


Dragon Ramona Nicholas’ beautiful beach mansion on the market

first_imgDonegal Dragon investor Ramona Nicholas has put her stunning Bundoran home up for sale.The five-bed property is a beach-lovers’ dream, as it boasts panoramic views of Tullan Strand. At a guide price of €635,000, this home is a luxurious gem, made famous after its feature on RTE’s Celebrity Home of the Year 2018.Tullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandBuilt in 2009, the 426sq m (4,584sq ft) mansion has been the family home of Ramona and Canice Nicholas, MDs of the Cara Pharmacy group, and their two children. Ramona told the Irish Times that they are selling up to move to Dublin permanently, where they recently acquired the Abbey Healthcare company.The Nicholas’ have beautifully decorated the revival period home, which features an impressive reception hall, four cosy living rooms, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and an open plan kitchen.Tullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandTullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandTullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandThe views and amenities may be a huge draw for potential buyers. Bundoran’s beaches are world renowned for their extraordinary surfing and the house is just steps away from one of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way.Tullan Strand, Bundoran. Savills IrelandImages via Dragon Ramona Nicholas’ beautiful beach mansion on the market was last modified: July 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:bundoranRamona Nicholastullan strandWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more