Hasegawa, Maludrottu set to fight

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES OSAKA – WBC bantamweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa will face a challenge from top-ranked Italian Simone Maludrottu in the fifth defense of his belt in a world title doubleheader in January, organizers said Friday. Hasegawa takes on Maludrottu on Jan. 10, when fellow Japanese and fourth-ranked Nobuto Ikehara will take his first shot at a world crown against Ukrainian WBA bantamweight champion Wladimir Sidorenko in the doubleheader at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. Victory will make Hasegawa, who recently switched to the Shinsei gym from the Senrima Kobe gym, the most successful Japanese bantamweight boxer in terms of the number of title defenses. Ikehara, fighting out of the Osaka Teiken gym, is aiming to snap Sidorenko’s streak of title defenses at five matches. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Steel Sensations…Time to really question Mike Tomlin

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches during the first half in an NFL football divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)4-4, that’s the record of your Pittsburgh Steelers at the halfway point in the season. Quite honestly, it’s a disgraceful record and one that the entire team should be ashamed of.Mike Tomlin needs to recognize that his team has vastly underperformed so far this season and in particular over the last three weeks, going 0-3, twice to two AFC teams who were once again below .500.This last loss in Baltimore however was the epitome of ineptitude and while Ben Roethlisberger struggled mightily for the first three quarters of that game, the loss needs to fall on the shoulders of the coaching staff, starting with of course, Mike Tomlin.Listen folks, he’s just not a good game coach, when your teams consistently fall to sub .500 teams on a weekly and yearly basis, there is a problem. His messages appear to be falling upon deaf ears. His status as the head man doesn’t seem to be respected considering all of the discipline issues the team continues to have both on and off the field. When you commit 13 penalties the first game after a bye week, discipline is clearly at the forefront of the teams problems.It’s nearly impossible to be as unprepared as the Steelers were against their biggest rival this past Sunday on any occasion but specifically coming off of a bye week. It really has to make you wonder what in the world Tomlin and his staff are doing to prepare for games, doesn’t it?The defense is a mess as the secondary can’t cover anyone and the linebackers can’t apply pressure. The frontline can’t stop the run and the team fails to get off the field on major downs. While they have talent, it’s obvious that schematically Keith Butler is in over his head and should never have been promoted. Tomlin chose to push out Dick LeBeau, one of the best defensive minds of all time in favor of this guy.  That’s a major failure on Tomlin’s part. But don’t forget that when Butler was hired, Tomlin vowed to be more involved on the defensive side of the ball as that’s his background.  Well, the unit, despite all of its’ talent has failed miserably. It’s a coaching issue, a preparation issue and a discipline issue.  It’s a Mike Tomlin issue.It’s getting old having to preach this same thing week in and week out but the Rooneys won’t do anything about it. They don’t fire coaches and they won’t fire Tomlin.  There’s still time in the season for Tomlin to get things turned around but he better start this coming Sunday against the 7-1 Cowboys, if he doesn’t, this season could go down in flames and several of the guys he has on his staff will need to burn with it.I don’t think the Steelers have any reason to be thinking Super Bowl at this juncture but Ben Roethlisberger has come out and said “follow me”, in an effort to calm the troops. He’s been down this road a few times and I do believe in his ability to lead this team but we all need to hope that Mike Tomlin doesn’t get in his way.But there are two consoling thoughts you all can have right now about the black and gold; 1) the season is only half over and there is plenty of time to right the ship and 2) if Donald Trump can be elected as the President of the United States of America then truly anything is possible and perhaps the Steelers can duplicate that miracle and turn things around under Mike Tomlin.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association http://www.steelnationassociation.com– Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more

Kate Lempriere’s explosive letter

first_imgFORMER councillor Kate Lempriere has hit back at misconduct accusations made against her and the council order which banned her…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Allan captures top prize at No-Frills Squash Tournament; Club hosts membership drive

first_imgMike Allan of Nelson edged out Joel Casey of Vernon 3-1 to capture the Men’s A Title at the No-Frills Tournament Sunday at the Nelson Squash Club.The tournament attracted almost 40 players for the two-day event from Vernon, Cranbrook, Trail, Castlegar, Revelstoke and host Nelson.Darwin Horning of Nelson won the A-Consolation title.Paul Lamoureux defeated Darren Hedstrom, both of Nelson, to claim the Men’s B-Plus crown while Steve Limbert of Trail defeated Keira Zaslove of Nelson in the Men’s B.Lindsay Hewson defeated Nelson clubmate Anne Bokser-Wislow to win the Ladies C event while Abby Napora got past Sophie Dorrius of Revelstoke to win the Ladies D.Kevin Limbert of Trail, Poul Henriksen of Nelson, Cathy Heyland of Nelson and Carrie Snaychuk of Cranbrook won consolation trophies in the Men’s B-plus, Men’s B, Ladies C and Ladies D, respectively. The Nelson Squash Club is making a splash back into the Heritage City Sports community.After having its bid to take over the Civic Theatre squashed, and an opportunity to join forces with the Nelson Curling Club defeated by the curling membership, the movers and shakers in the squash community decided to build on what they have at the current facility.The club has approximately 70 members with more than 30 joining in the past few months.The club is hosting a membership drive for more players with a offer of $150 for anyone joining before September 15, 2015.A membership comes with a key to the facility, online court booking and unlimited play.New facility includes a lounge and our two brand new courts –  making four in total  to be ready by September 15.Wednesday is set a side for Men’s league while Monday is Ladies Day.There is a new mixed league starting Thursdays for all beginners to enjoy.There are two major tournaments and two annual Pentathlons per year there is plenty to do on and off the courts as a member of the Nelson Squash Club.For more information contact Paul at 250-551-2714 or email [email protected]last_img read more

GMIT AND GALWAY GAA Announce Strategic Alliance For The Development Of New Academic Sports-Related…

first_imgThe agreement, which will come into effect later this year, will mean that GMIT will base its new B.Sc. (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science in Lár Ionad, Galway GAA’s Centre of Excellence at Loughgeorge, which houses state-of-the-art gymnasium and training facilities.  GMIT will provide learning technologies in the new extension currently under development at Loughgeorge as well as the use of scientific equipment to enhance the existing facilities. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and Galway GAA have announced the beginning of a strategic relationship for the delivery of the Institute’s new flagship programme, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science, and the development of new academic programmes and research, which will be of mutual benefit to both organisations. Under the agreement, GMIT will provide Sports Science services to Galway GAA and it is anticipated that this area of activity will grow and be of significant benefit for player development at all age grades.  GMIT has been building expertise in this area and has gathered together a dynamic academic and technical team to support its new degree and research projects.Dr Fergal Barry, President of GMIT, stated: “This is an important relationship for GMIT and fits with our ethos of working closely with other organisations in the region.”Dr Des Foley, Head of the School of Science and Computing in GMIT, added: “The developing relationship with Galway GAA will strengthen our Sports and Exercise programme and research, and we, in return will  make our expertise available to Galway GAA to support their plans in this area.”John Hynes, CEO of Galway GAA, commented that this was an important alliance: “This exciting new alliance with GMIT will help support Galway GAA’s ambitious plans to significantly enhance our Player Development Programmes and create the foundations for future success.”The two organisations will also explore other areas of benefit to the region especially in the area of promotion of physical activity in young people.The new four year full-time, honours science degree in Sport and Exercise Science (GA790) is the first course of its kind in the west of Ireland. It prepares graduates to work in the growing areas of sport performance and health-related exercise science. The course can now be applied for through the Central Applications Office (CAO) through the Change of Mind option, up until 1 July.Students will learn how to apply scientific principles in order to understand and enhance sport and exercise performance, health and well-being. The course will prepare them to work in the world of sport, helping athletes and teams achieve optimum performance.  It will also prepare graduates for work in the health sector, helping individuals to manage or prevent lifestyle-related chronic diseases through training and physical activity.The new course has been designed by Dr Lisa Ryan, Head of the GMIT Dept of Natural Sciences, who will lecture on the programme.  Dr Ryan holds a first class honours degree in Nutritional Science and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry and is widely published in this area. Dr Ryan has a very keen interest in Sport and Exercise Nutrition and outside of her formal academic role has worked as a sports nutritionist for a number of rugby, hockey and AFL teams.  While in the UK, she worked with some of the triathletes and cyclists for the 2012 Olympics.For full details on the programme, visit: http://www.gmit.ie/life-and-physical-sciences/bachelor-science-hons-sport-and-exercise-science  or contact Dr Lisa Ryan, Head of the GMIT Department of Natural Sciences, tel. 091 742556, email [email protected] WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

DRAMA

first_imgHere is a short post…but was inspired this afternoon after being disappointed by people stirring the pot.I had the pleasure of spending some time with two fantastic HR professionals, Joel Peterson and Enrique Antonio, this afternoon. After catching up with our lives and careers, the conversation turned to professional certification, and the recent decision by SHRM to manage it on its own.I’ve already posted about my thoughts on this…read What Do We Have to Lose if you’re interested.  As a matter of fact, many have already written countless opinions on the subject…feel free to read a few of them here.But this post isn’t about that…it’s about drama.SHRM and HRCI are two organizations – two businesses – that have made and are in the middle of making business decisions.  As “members” or “customers” – we are certainly interested in these decisions.But here’s the deal – we don’t have the right to create drama.  We don’t have the right to stir the pot when it’s in everyone’s best interest to let the situation work itself out. SHRM and HRCI will not benefit from us spewing our opinion in a public forum with the sole intent of pontificating.Folks, we’ve got work to do!  Our employers need us to help move their organization forward.Our employees need us to help them be all they can be.We all have careers to develop and enhance this week!Let’s get to it!last_img read more

Radio One And Gospel Music Communities Raise Over 14 million for St

first_imgRadio One’s national network of praise stations, along with celebrity radio hosts Yolanda Adams, Tom Joyner, Willie Moore, Jr. and Lonnie Hunter, all lent their voices to help the fight against sickle cell disease, childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.Erica Campbell and Yolanda Adams helped lift the spirits of three-year-old St. Jude patient Bella during the eighth annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids national broadcast eventRecently, they partnered with other inspirational music stations across the country to raise more than $1.4 million for kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the eighth annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids national radio broadcast event designed to increase the community’s awareness and support of St. Jude.Radio One, a diversified media company with 54 broadcast stations in 16 markets, a syndication business (Reach Media), an online platform (Interactive One), a cable network (TV One) and creative brand content agency (One Solution) – all of which primarily target urban listeners – is the top supporter of the annual radio fundraising event.Radio One’s partners and celebrity friends continued to drum up awareness and support for St. Jude by sharing the hospital’s mission through testimonies of patient families and the latest news about groundbreaking research, advances in treatment and the lifesaving work conducted there. This year’s top fundraising stations are WPZE, Praise 102.5 in Atlanta, WPPZ, Praise 103.9 in Philadelphia and WPRS, Praise 104.1 in Washington, D.C. Since 2008, the event has raised nearly $10 million in cash and pledges.“Radio One is a proud partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and we are particularly proud of our highly engaged and loyal listeners for responding to our call and exceeding our financial goal this year. This national radio event proves the continued power of radio to emotionally connect with listeners and move them to action. In this case, the action is literally life-saving for thousands of children,” said Chris Wegmann, president of the Radio Division, Radio One, Inc.All participating stations encouraged listeners to become St. Jude Partners in Hope by making a $20 monthly pledge. Beginning at 6 a.m. ET, Yolanda Adams, Grammy Award-winning gospel artist and host of her own show, started the day strong with a high energy, celebrity appearance by gospel singer Erica Campbell, followed by the story of St. Jude patient Bella.In late 2013, when three-year-old Bella developed pain in her hip, the doctor thought it might be due to arthritis. But tests revealed something more serious: She was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare cancerous tumor. When Bella’s father and grandmother learned they would never receive a bill for her treatment – including surgery, chemotherapy and an antibody treatment – travel, housing or food, a weight was lifted from their shoulders.“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is very dear to my heart, and a cause our audiences and staff genuinely connect with year after year,” said Yolanda Adams. “My family and I continue to be blessed, inspired and moved by these families that represent faith, strength and love.”Radio One Urban AC and News stations in Charlotte, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis and St. Louis, in addition to Emmis Broadcasting’s WLIB in New York, and WTHB and WAKB in Augusta, Georgia also joined the chorus of stations and talent supporting this year’s national fundraising effort.Additionally, TV One aired event-specific St. Jude promotional spots and screen swipes that helped to drive viewers to tune in and donate. Social engagement on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram also helped support the on-air content.“We greatly appreciate our partnership with Radio One, which enables us to harness a vast network of music stations and celebrity supporters and leverage the power of gospel music to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids program is a remarkable opportunity to celebrate the true spirit of giving while raising funds and awareness to help us find cures for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors and programs like Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so families can focus on what matters most – helping their child live. Thanks to the support of generous donors, the hospital has the freedom to focus on saving kids regardless of their financial situation.This year’s event welcomed support from groups and celebrity music artists, including: Michelle Williams, Anthony Brown, Dewayne Woods, Raheem Devaughn, Ricky Dillard, and Jakalyn Carr. Other participating celebrities included television host Roland Martin, actress Tachina Arnold, comedienne Luenell, and radio personality and reality television star Claudia Jordan – who all volunteered their time at Radio One affiliate stations across the country answering phones from callers pledging to become St. Jude Partners in Hope.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Football JK Dobbins carrying Ohio State offense through first three games

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in for a touchdown in the third quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game in Ohio Stadium on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFreshman running back J.K. Dobbins again made it known early on that he was going to have a major impact on the success of Ohio State’s offense.After his first play of the game netted the team six yards, he carried the ball 36 yards three plays later to set his team up inside the red zone.The rest of the game, it was more of the same as Dobbins continued to run all over the Army defense en route to a 172-yard game, spread out over just 13 carries and notching two of the team’s five touchdowns in the Buckeyes’ 38-7 victory over the Black Knights.“He’s a perfect tailback. He’s a space player that we need,” coach Urban Meyer said. Though Dobbins finished the game with eye-popping numbers, it took the offense a while to put the ball in his hands. The first-year running back finished the first half with just seven rushes for 63 yards, though he did make one rush count as it went for a 2-yard touchdown.Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) celebrates with senior offensive linebacker Jamarco Jones (74) after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game in Ohio Stadium on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBut he kicked off the third quarter with a bang, carrying the first handoff of the team’s first second-half drive 22 yards to Ohio State’s 48-yard line before taking the next handoff 52 yards to the house to cap off the drive to put the Buckeyes ahead 24-7.To Dobbins, the run required just as much effort from him as it did from his teammates.“I saw that my teammates were blocking very well for me, and then I just had to beat one person,” Dobbins said. “I kind of pride myself on beating the first person that gets there to me, so it was off to the races after that.”This type of production is hardly anything new for the true freshman.This season, he has totalled 425 yards on 55 carries (7.72 average yards per carry) with six rushes going for at least 20 yards. His first game broke an Ohio State record for most yards by a true freshman in his debut game, and his 13.2 average yards per carry against Army was a higher single-game average than former Buckeye running back Ezekiel Elliott averaged in any game.With hot starts and impressive stat lines being a regular occurrence, it comes as no surprise Dobbins has been compared to the current Dallas Cowboys’ star, but nonetheless, Dobbins has been humbled by the praise.“Zeke, he’s a legend here, and he’s such a great player. And you know, before I came here, I wanted to be like Zeke,” Dobbins said. “I knew I’d get a good start, but I didn’t know it was going to be like this.”Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) hands the ball to freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) in the first quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorHow much the offense sees from Dobbins still remains somewhat of a mystery. Though redshirt sophomore Mike Weber has been held to only seven carries for 42 yards due to a lingering hamstring injury, he has continued to be listed as the co-starting running back on the team’s weekly depth chart and has been seen frequently running pre-game drills with the starters. Regardless of who is slotted in as the top running back for the team, wide receiver Terry McLaurin said he feels confident that Dobbins will make the most of any role he is used in and will continue to be a boost to the offense.“He’s that home run hitter that you want back there,” McLaurin said. “Him and Mike are a great one-two punch and you know if you do your job on the perimeter, he’s going to make one guy miss and he’s going to turn on the jets and do what he does and we’re just excited to have him on our side.” read more

A Weah scores a goal at Parc des Princes 23 years

first_imgIt had to be 23 years later when a footballer bearing the Weah last name scored a goal for PSG in Parc des Princes, it was George’s son Timothy last SundayWe are delighted to inform you that this past Sunday we could see a young Timothy Weah scoring his first ever goal at Parc des Princes for PSG, this happened 23 years after his father George scored in the same stadium playing for the same club. Being the son of a football legend is arguably one of the biggest burdens any player can have, there are countless stories of young football players who have to live under the shadows of their legendary fathers and there are very few cases in which the son doesn’t embarrass the name of his father. In the case of Liberian legendary striker George Weah, who became the first non-European player to win a Ballon d’Or back in 1995 and today is the president if his country, it appears that his son is coming strong as he has shown the football genes running through his blood.George Weah with two spectacular goals for PSG. pic.twitter.com/TwDArRZpJm— 90s Football (@90sfootball) January 10, 2018Timothy has started this preseason with great performances, including two goals in his last two competitive matches, the first one being against AS Monaco (his father’s other French former club) in the 4-0 victory of the Coupe des Champions. Timothy scored his side’s third goal and his style of play is very reminiscent to his fathers, with the physicality and pace that the former striker always showcased during his 18-year career. Before scoring in the first championship match for PSG, Timothy also scored a goal against Bayern Munchen during the preseason in the International Champions Cup and he proved that he can be one of this season’s most unexpected surprises. But the best moment of his career so far, was reserved for this Sunday when he played his ninth Ligue 1 match with PSG and his fourth in Parc des Princes.I’m going to say it again: Timothy Weah’s movement as a striker is really, really good. Minutes after coming on for PSG, Weah almost scored as a direct result of his active, intelligent movement inside the box. pic.twitter.com/SPo2aTIEyb— Joseph Lowery (@joeInCleats) August 12, 2018It was near the end of the match when Timothy came in to replace Neymar with eight minutes still on the clock, he got a big chance to score after a mistake made by Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba and scored his first ever goal at Parc des Princes for the same club that his father represented so many years ago. It was back on February 14, 1995, when George Weah scored a goal in PSG‘s League Cup match against Toulouse, his son got to write his name in history exactly 23 years and six months later. At 18 years old and with a long career ahead of him, it looks like this could be Timothy’s breakthrough season as he is quickly becoming a regular in all the matches for PSG and scoring important goals for his club. It’s still too soon to tell if George Weah’s son will have a successful career in football, but things are looking good so far.? 21st August 1992:⚽️ George Weah scores his first Ligue 1 goal for PSG.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.?12th August 2018:⚽️ Timothy Weah scores his first Ligue 1 goal for PSG.? Like father, like son.? @Squawka pic.twitter.com/tt4KN8iohG— SPORF (@Sporf) August 13, 2018International career.Something that is also worth mentioning about Timothy Weah is his international career, he was born in New York City back in 2000. His development as a youth has always been in that city and he kept jumping categories for different academies in the area, until PSG decided to sign him back in 2017 where he has remained ever since. Playing for the United States National Team, Timothy made his senior debut back in March 2018 in a friendly match against Paraguay. Not too soon after that in May, Weah scored his first ever goal with the senior National Team in the 3-0 victory against Bolivia. Seems like the USMNT has a great young talent in its hands, it also looks like he has a very promising future in football, and he is the son of a football legend who gave him all the genes to become one of the greats.Timothy #Weah’s first #Ligue1 goal – a goalkeeping howler of the highest order. #PSG pic.twitter.com/lXswNUYDut— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) August 12, 2018How many goals do you think Timothy Weah will score for PSG this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more