Fivestar MMA athletes bring home trophies from BC Golden Gloves

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Ashley Rouble and Nick Young both had a phenomenal weekend at the BC Golden Gloves Championships in the Lower Mainland.The two boxers have spent the past six weeks preparing for the bout after competing at Alberta boxing provincials in January. Young was in competition on the first night of the competition, competing for the Novice Welterweight Golden Gloves title. “That one went pretty good, I had a lot of fun in that one,” said Young. “I really pushed the pace for the first round, but I should’ve paced myself throughout the whole fight. I was happy with the fight; I stayed nice and technical in that one.” The 16 year-old dominated his fight, and ended up winning to become the BC Golden Gloves Novice Welterweight Champion. On the win, Young said, “I feel pretty good, I’ve always wanted to have a title per se. But, I want to get a belt one day and wear that around.” Ashley Rouble (R) and Maddy Swanson. Photo by Justin Donally Ashley Rouble (R) and Maddy Swanson. Photo by Justin Donally Ashley Rouble and Nick Young. Photo by Justin Donally Ashley Rouble and Nick Young. Photo by Justin Donally Benny and Maddy Swanson with Ashley Rouble and Justin Donally at the BC Golden Gloves in Mission. Photo by Justin Donally Benny and Maddy Swanson with Ashley Rouble and Justin Donally at the BC Golden Gloves in Mission. Photo by Justin Donally – Advertisement -On the second night of the competition, Young’s opponent didn’t show up for the fight. Fivestar coach Justin Donally said that since the team had travelled such a long distance in order for the two athletes to compete, Young ended up fighting Connor Hollingshead, the BC Provincial Middleweight Champion and last year’s silver medalist at Nationals in an exhibition bout. “Nick went out there, and stood right there with him,” said Donally. “They score every fight, it’s just not official. Looked like Nick won the first round. If it went to a decision, we may have lost, but it was so close and a super entertaining fight.” Donally added that after Young was able to stand toe-to-toe with Hollingshead, who had approximately 30 boxing matches to Young’s five, officials from Boxing BC called him on Tuesday offering to allow Young to compete as an open fighter.Rouble also fought twice over the weekend. Beating her first opponent, Rouble ended up taking on Maddy Swanson for the second time after beating her at Alberta Provincials in January. Donally says that this fight was much more strenuous for Rouble, after Boxing Canada announced in early February that all female Open fighters would compete in three minute rounds instead of two minute rounds. “It was quite the difference adding the extra minute,” said Rouble. “The first round it was my best, I came out firing. Second round, I started feeling a little bit more tired but that was the really close round. By the third round my cardio kind of dropped.” Rouble ended up losing the match in a close split decision after going the full nine minutes. Though Rouble lost the fight to Swanson, the two ended up sharing an award for Best Female Fight of the event. Rouble was also given the prestigious Golden Girl Award, which according to Donally is only handed out every couple of years. “That was kind of a shock. I didn’t know it was specifically BC, I thought it was the top girl of the tournament, so I was rooting for Maddy to get that after she beat me. When they called me name I was surprised.”Young and Rouble will be training for the next week and a half before they head off to Alberta Golden Gloves in Calgary, March 18th and 19th. This weekend, Fivestar Mixed Martial Arts will host the 3rd Annual North Peace Martial Arts Championships on Saturday, March 11. The tournament will see athletes from Dawson Creek, Grande Prairie, and Fort Nelson competing in a number of disciplines. The tournament goes from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.last_img read more

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NEBC Bantam Trackers come away with a split from doubleheader as they hosted North Zone Kings

first_imgThen during game two, on Sunday, the Trackers were looking for a win and were quick to take the lead over the Kings. Eventually, after a close 60 minutes of play, the Trackers were able to maintain their lead and would win 3-2 over the Kings.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Bantam Trackers were home over the weekend, November 30 and December 1, as they were host to a doubleheader. For the doubleheader, the Trackers took on the North Zone Kings and ended up coming away with a split. center_img – Advertisement -Throughout the game, the Trackers would battle hard and despite best efforts, the Trackers would end up falling 7-5 to the Kings. During game one, on Saturday, the Kings jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, and by the end of the period, the score was 3-1 over the Trackers.last_img read more

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Video: Rodriguez’s World Cup wonder goal wins Puskas Award

first_imgRelive the magic of the World Cup with this clip after James Rodriguez’s sensational strike against Uruguay was named the best goal of 2014.The Colombia star was awarded the FIFA Puskas Award at the Ballon d’Or gala in Zurich on Monday evening, narrowly beating underdog Stephanie Roche to the title.Roche was hoping to be named the first female winner of the coveted award for her stunning goal for Peamount United against Wexford Youths Women, which went viral last year with over six million views online.But she just missed out to the Real Madrid flyer, who claimed 42 per cent of the public vote to Roche’s 33 per cent.Robin van Persie’s inspired diving header for Holland was also included in the three-strong shortlist, with the Manchester United striker coming third with 11 per cent of the 3.3 million votes cast.Check out all three goals and let us know if you think they should have voted differently…SECOND PLACE – Stephanie RocheTHIRD PLACE – Robin van Persielast_img read more

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Carmakers spinning wheels

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Your Fresno lawsuit, placed there because for some reason you believe judges in California’s Central Valley are less environmentally conscious than elsewhere, basically said state emissions laws are now in conflict with federal fuel economy laws. If you were right, and those laws were in conflict, the federal laws would prevail and the state laws would not be worth the paper they’re printed on. But now your Fresno case might even be dismissed without so much as a courtroom argument, if judges there determine you’ve already had your day in court in Vermont and lost. For the case you put before Judge Sessions was pretty much a rehash of what you’re arguing in Fresno, since Vermont is one of 12 other states that automatically adopts California’s emissions standards every time this state toughens them. Here are some of the facts you must now consider in determining whether it’s a waste of considerable dollars to keep on with your resistance to the California standards: As adopted by the 12 states where they are now law, the new greenhouse gas standards could eventually cut carbon dioxide emissions by 100 million tons annually. That’s about 20 times as much CO2 as is taken out of the air annually by all the growth on all the farmland in California. Quite a bit. You’ve argued that meeting the new standards will raise car prices to levels that will cut sales and make new vehicles prohibitive for most ordinary citizens. Of course, you have tried this same argument every time California passed any kind of anti-smog regulation for as long as smog controls have existed. You resisted the first primitive smog control devices, you fought catalytic converters, you didn’t want to make either electric vehicles or gasoline/electric hybrids – which are now your fastest-growing sales area. So you’ve wasted a lot of breath and legal fees while losing every time. You’ll lose this time, too, if Judge Sessions is not a complete incompetent (and nothing in his long record suggests he is that). There’s one other thing: You live on this planet, too. While it may be true that other planets also are warming at this time, suggesting a cyclic event is happening on the sun, there is scientific consensus that carbon dioxide is at its highest atmospheric levels ever and that the higher those levels rise, the higher go average worldwide temperatures. So even if part of global warming is natural, part of it is man-made and we can’t tell whether we are causing the larger share or not. So if we want to preserve life and geography as we know them, it behooves us to do what we can to mitigate our contribution to the planetary warming. That includes you. This is the reasoning behind the California standards. Now that they’ve been upheld in Vermont, there’s a good chance six more states that don’t do it automatically will pass similar laws. These include Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Utah, Illinois and Minnesota. Add them to California and the northeastern states that automatically follow us, and you have more than half the American vehicle marketplace. You argue that California’s rules create a situation where you need to make two kinds of cars. Of course, you’ve done that for many years. We’ve all heard of California cars and so-called “49-state” cars. Never been a big deal for you, has it? But you’re right in one way. It is more efficient to build 50-state cars, meeting standards everywhere. So do it. Make all your cars meet the California standard likely to exist soon in at least half the country. Do that and you’ll save a lot of legal fees, months of grief and a lot of foul emissions. You’ll become good citizens on your own for a change, rather than being dragged to it kicking and screaming. What a positive change that would be! So do yourself a favor and read the Vermont decision closely. Then act logically for once, with the history of your repeatedly failed obstructionist efforts in mind. Then we’ll all have peace and be doing more of our share to keep the planet going. Tom Elias is author of “The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” now available in an updated third edition (e-mail: tdelias@aol.com). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Thomas Elias Memo to the world’s automakers: If you want to keep selling cars in the world’s largest and most devoted automotive market, you really ought to heed closely the early autumn decision of a federal judge in Vermont. Listen up, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler, Mazda and the rest . Judge William K. Sessions III has essentially told you that even though you chose Fresno as the locale for a lawsuit aiming to throw out California’s new rules aiming to cut down greenhouse gas emissions, you won’t win. The judge is saying you simply have no case. And since he’s only rarely been reversed, his laughing your case out of his courtroom probably means you don’t have much of a shot anywhere else, either. last_img read more

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CITY OF DERRY AIRPORT SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS AVIATION AWARD

first_imgCity of Derry Airport, CoDA, has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards in the 2015 Aviation Industry Awards:  Airport Achievement Award and Airport Safety Award. The Aviation Industry Awards celebrate excellence in the aviation sector in Ireland.Over 650 industry professionals are expected to attend the awards ceremony in Dublin on Thursday 28th May, bringing together leading companies from every sector of aviation. City of Derry Airport received it’s nomination for Airport Achievement award demonstrating management’s commitment to infrastructural improvement and enhancement of the passenger experience in the last 12 months.City of Derry Airport was also nominated for the Airport Safety Award following its contribution to safety, both safety promotion and safety awareness, and is deemed to have enhanced behaviours, which demonstrates the airports overall commitment to achieving excellent safety performance.Clive Coleman, Contractors Director for RCA (the company responsible for the management of CoDA) said, “CoDA is delighted to be shortlisted in the Aviation Industry Awards 2015 – such a great honour which illustrates the significant role of the airport as a vital piece of infrastructure for the region and showcases the great work of all the team here at CoDA.“The category of Airport Achievement demonstrates how recent infrastructural improvements have had a positive impact on the overall customers experience and the Safety Award demonstrates the success of our people as CODA employees continue to challenge themselves on a daily basis on their attitude to risk so that we can develop inherently safe practices in all of the airport’s operations. “This hard work falls to each and every one of CoDA staff and management as we continuously look at everything we do with a view to eliminating risk.“Achieving the goals set out within the Airports Target Zero Safety Plan is a significant challenge as these targets are set high but they are achievable.“Nothing else is acceptable.  Achieving these targets keeps CoDA and our customer’s safe, and allows the airport to thrive in an aviation market where Safety is a decisive factor”.Commercial and Marketing Manager, Charlene Shongo, outlined “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in the 2015 Aviation Industry Awards – this is a significant achievement for the airport and demonstrates the hard work and commitment from all the team here at City of Derry Airport.“We are particularly proud to be nominated for the Airport Safety Award, in common with other leading companies in the aviation sector; safety is of significant importance at the airport, we are constantly striving to mitigate risk and improve Safety”. Charlene added:  “The value of continuous improvement in all areas of safety can never be underestimated.“CODA is firmly committed to our safety programme, Target Zero and we strive to ensure it remains focused on reducing risk and improving standards for all stakeholders.“The airport promotes a positive safety culture which in turn provides an excellent customer experience leading to CoDA remaining very much at the forefront of the aviation industry”.CITY OF DERRY AIRPORT SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS AVIATION AWARD was last modified: May 27th, 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)Tags:awardsBusinessCODAFeatureslast_img read more

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Deadly landslide buries village

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MANILA, Philippines (AP) – A mudslide buried hundreds of homes and an elementary school packed with children in the eastern Philippines on Friday, officials said. At least four people were confirmed dead and 1,500 were missing. The landslide rumbled down a mountainside on Leyte island, burying 500 houses in Guinsahugon village in St. Bernard town, said Rosette Lerias, governor of Southern Leyte province. The elementary school was in session when the landslide struck at 9 a.m. “It sounded like the mountain exploded, and the whole thing crumbled,” survivor Dario Libatan told Manila radio DZMM. “I could not see any house standing anymore.” Lerias could only confirm four people dead, but Sen. Richard Gordon, head of the Philippine Red Cross, said 1,500 people were missing. “There is no body count yet, it’s our estimate,” Gordon told The Associated Press by telephone from Geneva. “We’re mobilizing rescue operations. This areas is infamous for landslides.” Two rescue helicopters and two navy ships were dispatched to the remote village, 420 miles southeast of the Philippine capital, Manila. Some 200 rescue workers were digging for survivors, said Anthony Golez, deputy administrator of the Office of Civil Defense. “We want to get a clearer picture of what happened and then also mobilize the army there,” Golez said. The landslide followed two weeks of nonstop rains. “The ground has really been soaked because of the rain,” Lerias said. “The trees were sliding down upright with the mud.” Eva Tomol, a member of the provincial governing board, said only three houses remained standing in the village of 2,500 people. Six survivors were being treated at a hospital. “We are hoping that only 1,000 out of the estimated 2,500 residents of the village are missing,” Tomol said. “That’s the rough estimate of the mayor, based on the assumption that it’s the mothers and the children who are left behind at home while the fathers work outside.” In November 1991, about 6,000 people were killed on Leyte in floods and landslides triggered by a tropical storm. Last weekend, seven road construction workers died in a landslide after falling into 150-foot ravine in the mountain town of Sogod on Leyte.last_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img SUNDAY Trail team will repair damaged trails, 9 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSanta Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SATURDAY Volunteer class, 9 a.m.-noon at William S. Hart Museum, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call the museum at (661) 254-4584. Celebrating Diversity Story Time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Newhall branch of the Italian Catholic Federation will meet for dinner and socializing, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Hall, 23233 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall. Dinner: $5. Call Lorraine at (661) 284-1923. last_img read more

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Germany manager Joachim Low breaks his silence on Mesut Ozil saga

first_imgGermany manager Joachim Low has claimed Mesut Ozil has refused to return phone calls or answer messages following the Arsenal player’s decision to retire from international football.Low has also accused Ozil of “exaggerating” his claims of racism by the DFB (German Football Association). Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Ozil called time on playing for his country shortly after Germany’s woeful World Cup campaign earlier this summer.Their preparations for the tournament were marred by the furore over Ozil posing in a picture with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan was also pictured next to the controversial leader.And Ozil claimed this episode led to him suffering from “racism and disrespect” because of his Turkish roots.Speaking publicly about the matter for the first time, Low said:  “The player has not called me. In the past that was the case when players retired [from the national team]. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won highlights Latest Football News gameday possible standings Low says Ozil has not been responding to his calls since the midfielder announced his international retirement 2 impact center_img 2 silverware Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade “Mesut decided on a different path. I repeatedly tried reaching him via message or phone but that was not possible. I have to accept that.“My only intention was to prepare best for the World Cup.“This issue also cost us energy because it was always there. It is of course no excuse for our performance. That was not the reason.“His claims of racism are exaggerated. Nowhere within my team during my time here, there has been not even a hint of racism. I underestimated the case.” Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack MONEY smart causal Ozil feels he was scapegoated for Germany’s failures in Russia Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decadelast_img read more

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‘LES MIS’ STAR REBECCA STORM COMES TO LETTERKENNY

first_imgThe first lady of musical theatre, Rebecca Storm, is to star at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny.recently announced her first solo tour of the northern counties, which will bring her to Letterkenny’s An Grianan Theatre on Sunday 19th May.Rebecca, who next year will mark 30 years in the business, is best known for her role as Fantine in Les Miserable at the Barbican Theatre, Eva Peron in Evita as well as a long running career as Mrs Johnston in Blood Brothers, having been chosen for the role by Willy Russell himself. The West End icon, who has performed on many Andrew Lloyd Webber compilation albums, is originally from Yorkshire but now resides in Co Kildare and is looking forward to her show in Letterkenny on Sunday, May 19th.“I have visited the north west on occasion as part of musical theatre tours, but this trip is extra special as it will take me right into the heart of my audience in a relaxed, intimate environment and will showcase many, many hits from a variety of musicals I have been involved with including Evita, Chess, Les Miserables, Blood Brothers and more.“I have teamed up with some of the north of Ireland’s finest musicians to form my band so audiences are in for a real musical treat in an evening of all time musical classics from some of your favourite West End productions.”  ‘LES MIS’ STAR REBECCA STORM COMES TO LETTERKENNY was last modified: May 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare 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:An griananRebecca Stormlast_img read more

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Watch: Epic celebration lights up Grianan of Aileach

first_imgMusic, dancing and marvellous scenes were enjoyed at Donegal’s treasured Grianan of Aileach last weekend. The hill fort at Burt was transformed into a multicoloured festival setting on Saturday 5th May. The event was organised to celebrate the historic and cultural links between An Grianan Inishowen and Tulach Og fort in Co. Tyrone.Inishowen Traditional Musicians put on a wonderful carnival performance at An Grianan in the evening. As darkness fell, both forts were illuminated by a light show to connect the two ancient strongholds of Cineal Eoghain. Videographer Bren Whelan caught the events on drone camera to make this impressive video of a first-of-its-kind event:Watch: Epic celebration lights up Grianan of Aileach was last modified: May 8th, 2018 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:bren whelandrone videofestivalgrianan of aileachInishowenlast_img read more

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