Indian star boxer and five-time world champion MC Mary Kom on Monday insisted that 2018 Commonwealth Games is her priority at the moment and that she will leave no stone unturned to win a medal in the tournament.When quizzed about her preparation for the prestigious tournament, the London Olympics bronze-medallist said that the training sessions have been going really well and that the national coaches are helping her a lot.”My preparation is going very good. All the national coaches are helping me. I think my preparation is really good. Commonwealth Games is my priority and I will leave no stone unturned,” Mary told in an interview to ANI.She, however, added that now the format has changed a lot and so many categories have been emerged.When talking about 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the 34-year-old said that overseas boxers are smarter and faster and, therefore, they also need to act smart.Mary also welcomed the appointment of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore as the Sports Minister, saying that the Olympic silver-medallist is the right person for the role and that he would surely do everything possible to guide Indian sports to greater heights.”I was so happy when he joined politics. We wanted him as a sports minister but they (government) were not giving him the role. Now, he has come and I believe he will do everything what is needed. Right person is there (sports minister),” Mary said.Earlier, Rajyavardhan had announced that 152 Indian athletes preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games will get a pocket allowance of Rs 50, 000 per month.advertisementIn a major cabinet reshuffle that took place earlier this month, Rathore replaced Vijay Goel, who has been made the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs.And after taking charge as the Sports Minister on Monday, the Olympic silver medallist said that he will focus on providing sportspersons across the country both ‘suvidha and sammaan’ (facilities and respect) so that they can improve their game and win laurels for the nation.
Tina House APTN National NewsA group of some of the biggest names in Canadian Indigenous music got together in Vancouver.They held a benefit to raise awareness about the high rates of suicides in Indigenous communities.
Will we soon be seeing Steve Nash in a Knicks uniform?Apparently the Knicks are desperate to sign the former MVP point guard and are in talks with the Phoenix Suns to make that happen. This will be especially crucial for the Knicks if they wind up losing Asian-American sensation Jeremy Lin to the Houston Rockets, which looks like a strong possibility.The Suns are interested in young Knicks guard Iman Shumpert as the major compensation for giving up the perennial All-Star, but no deal has been reached yet.A source told ESPN.com: “The Knicks don’t want to trade (Shumpert), but they will if they have to. They want Nash.”If the Knicks and Suns can come to terms on a deal, the two-time MVP would receive a three-year contract in the $25 million range while Phoenix would receive Shumpert and a handful of cap-friendly contracts such as Toney Douglas, Josh Harrellson and Jerome Jordan.Nash is also being pursued by the Toronto Raptors in Nash’s native Canada and the Dallas Mavericks, as are the Lakers—though Phoenix would have little interest in seeing Nash on the opposite side of the court against their division rivals. read more
Three years after Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert decided to fire Mike Brown, he re-evaluated his decision and on Wednesday rehired Brown as the head coach.“I am thrilled to return to Cleveland to coach the Cavaliers,” Brown said in a release. “The commitment ownership and management have shown in their efforts to build a successful team and organization is deep, and I am excited to lead the team forward.”The 43-year-old Brown agreed to a five-year, $20 million deal, according to ESPN.com. The Cavaliers have a team option for the fifth year, which is partially guaranteed.Brown, who was hired by the Cavs in 2005 during his first stint, led the team to five consecutive playoff appearances before he was fired in 2010. He will be replacing Byron Scott, who was fired last Thursday after three straight losing seasons with team.“I am more than excited about Mike Brown’s return to the Cleveland Cavaliers,” Gilbert said in a release. “Mike has done nothing but win in this league since he was a first-year assistant many years ago. He is going to instill a much needed defensive-first philosophy in our young and talented team that is going to serve as our foundation and identity as we continue down the path of building the kind of franchise that competes at a championship level for many years to come.”Gilbert is hopeful that Brown’s .652 winning percentage will translate into victories for the Cavaliers, even though the Lakers fired him five games into this season after a 1-4 start.The rehiring of Brown has garnered a mixed reaction from Cavs fans since he no longer has a superstar such as LeBron James, who played during his first stint.Gilbert immediately took to Twitter after the announcement was made official and defended his decision to reunite with Brown. He noted that Brown and Phil Jackson are the only coaches with more than five years of experience to never miss the playoffs in their careers.But according to multiple sources, Brown took the position because of All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who is an emerging superstar, and the team’s large amount of salary-cap space.This leaves to speculation that the rehiring of Brown could lead to the possible reunion of James to his hometown. James, who left in 2010, can opt out of his current contract in 2014.Brown went 272-178 overall with the Cavs, while James propelled the team to the NBA Finals in 2007.“I’m happy for him, very happy for him,” James said Tuesday before Game 2 of the Heat’s first-round series against Milwaukee. “I think he’s a really good coach, very defensive-minded coach. It’ll be good for the young guys that they have.” read more
Bahamas Marks 42 Years Independent, Turks and Caicos gets mention Related Items:andre rogers, Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, durwood knowles, frank rutherford, jamal rolle, mark knowles, Mychal Thompson, rollie gray, yama bahama Congratulatory Message Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace 2015 Pan Am Games – Gold Medalist Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Jul 2015 – NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, Mychal Thompson, a Nassau native, was honored with a street renamed after him last night – simultaneously, as the Bahamas continues to celebrate legends and 42 years of independence, a Sports Walk of Fame was unveiled. The walk features greats like Yama Bahama, boxer… the Golden Girls, the Golden Knights and Frank Rutherford, Olympic medalists… Swimmer Arianna Vanderpool Wallace… Andre Rodgers who played professional baseball… tennis champ Mark Knowles… also a Laker champion, Rick Fox and sailing legends including Rollie Gray and Sir Durwood Knowles. The street is now called Mychal Thompson Boulevard and ‘Sweet Bells’, who was a 1978 first draft pick attended with his two champion basketball playing sons; including the one from the NBA’s top team this year, Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson. Mychal Thompson Boulevard is the street where the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium now sits. The artist renditions were done by Jamal Rolle. Bahamian Swimmer Vanderpool-Wallace a PanAm Golden Girl Recommended for you read more
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Oct 2015 – Turks and Caicos is also home to the 10th Caribbean Health Financial Initiative Conference, and it is the National Health Insurance Board which is hosting the event. That conference is happening at the Regent Palms Resort and wraps up Friday. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New Health Plan legislation to go public this month say Bahamas Govt Related Items:Caribbean Health Financial Initiative Conference, NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 19, 2017 – Providenciales – On Monday, May 15th, the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) will be embarking on a week-long Atlantic and Gulf Reef Assessment Program (AGRRA) Coral Reef Monitoring Training course. The course is to provide technical training to DECR Officers, as well as key volunteers and marine conservation partners, to strengthen coral reef monitoring, in the Turks and Caicos Islands. “We should not under-estimate the value of the goods and services provided by the marine protected areas (MPAs). Monitoring of the extensive coral reefs system is of paramount importance to healthy reefs which in turn attracts thousands of tourists to our shores annually,” said Hon. Ralph Higgs, Minister for Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Culture and Gaming. “Having a good understanding of the state of our natural environment is very important for management so that we can respond to any changes or impacts and take necessary actions, if we need to. The AGRRA training will help build capacity within the DECR, so that monitoring programs can become a core activity of the Department. We are very grateful to all the partners collaborating on this project,” said Dr John Claydon, Director for the DECR. The aim of the training is to provide technical training to participants, providing a framework for coordinated coral reef monitoring to strengthen the management of the Turks & Caicos Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The five-day intensive course, made possible by funding from The “BEST 2.0 Programme”, part of the EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) flagship (a funding facility for small-scale and medium-scale field actions in EU Overseas Countries and Territories); will equip participants with appropriate AGRRA methods, the identification of key coral, benthic and fish organisms and their role in the structure and functioning of coral reefs, data collection consistency and accuracy training, site selection options and an overview of data entry analysis. Minister Higgs commented, “We are grateful to have our officers engage in this vital training that will undoubtedly enhance their knowledge and increase awareness in coral reef monitoring, enabling us to deliver on our mandate to preserve and sustain the natural environment”The Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) Program (www.agrra.org) is an international collaboration of scientists and mangers aimed at determining the regional condition of reefs in the Western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. For 20 years, AGRRA has used an innovative regional approach to examine the condition of coral reefs and together with teams of over 100 in country partners and reef scientists, has assessed over 2,000 reef areas. AGRRA is the first and only program that has developed an extensive open-access regional database on Caribbean coral reef condition. The data have provided valuable baseline data for scientists and government officials responsible for protecting marine coastal areas. AGRRA collaborates with partners to conduct capacity training workshops, field assessments, data analysis and prepare results for publication and public outreach, and is a co-founder of the Healthy Reefs Initiative (HRI), helping to produce Coral Reef Report Cards for a number of countries in the region.Press Release: TCIG#CoralReefMonitoringTrainingcourse#DepartmentofEnvironment&CoastalResources Related Items:#CoralReefMonitoringTrainingcourse, #DepartmentofEnvironment&CoastalResources Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp read more
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is well aware of how talented fellow Brazilian Neymar is, but he’s also equally sure the club’s defenders are a match for himThe Reds will travel to the French capital on Wednesday to face off against Paris Saint-Germain in a Group C Champions League game.With just two fixtures remaining, the stakes are high with only a point separating PSG and Liverpool for the last knockout qualification spot.And one key aspect that may have a big effect on the outcome on Wednesday will be whether the injured Neymar and Kylian Mbappe feature.But, for Alisson, whether Neymar plays or not makes no difference due to the quality Liverpool defence.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“They have Neymar against our defenders but we have also a great defence so it’ll be a great match for everybody to see,” Alisson told Evening Standard.“I’m expecting to have a great match in this game too.”Liverpool have only conceded 12 goals in 18 games across all competitions this season.The PSG-Liverpool game will begin at 21:00 (CET) on Wednesday. read more
American teenager Taylor Booth has joined Bayern Munich on a three-and-half-year contract from MLS side Real Salt Lake.The 17-year-old has left Real Salt Lake’s academy and will start out the next chapter of his young career with Bayern’s U-19 team after spending some time training at Dallas with the U-23s.Booth, who comes from Utah, is a central midfielder who has represented the United States youth teams at international level up to the U-19s.Despite not being of age yet, Booth has allegedly acquired a European passport and will be allowed to move to Germany before he turns 18 in May.“I’m very happy with this next step in my career,” Booth told the club website. “FC Bayern is one of the largest clubs in the world.“Being here in Munich at the FC Bayern campus and taking the next steps in my development makes me very proud. ”Bayern Campus Manager Jochen Sauer added: “We see a lot of potential in Taylor. He is a talented young player, and we look forward to working with him to develop his talent further.”Booth is the third young American star Bayern have signed in the past 12 months as the German club look to rebuild a side capable of challenging for major honours in the future.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Winger Alphonso Davies arrived at Bayern in an €11.5m deal from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps FC and impressed everyone greatly following a superb debut performance in their Telekom Cup final win over Borussia Moenchengladbach.Meanwhile, FC Dallas defender Chris Richards joined the Bundesliga champions last summer on loan and completed a $1.5m permanent deal in January.Now the Bavarians will return their focus to this Saturday’s trip to the BayArena to take on Bayer Leverkusen in a Bundesliga match.Despite a sluggish first half to the season, Niko Kovac’s side have won all five of their last games to close the gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund to six points and will be hoping to keep the winning run up in their attempt to win a seventh successive league crown.ICYMI – #FCBayern have signed 17-year-old US talent Taylor Booth to our academy.🇺🇸 📝 https://t.co/AtEQUjDQNe pic.twitter.com/NFlkWmcxvj— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) January 31, 2019 read more
KUSI’s Dan l July 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNORTH PARK (KUSI) – San Diego City Hall says replacing parking spaces along North Park’s popular 30th street in favor of bike lanes is a step in fighting greenhouse emissions.However, many residents and small business owners claim this will hurt the community.Councilmember Chris Ward recently told a concerned resident she should “move into an apartment” if she wanted to have a designated parking space at her home.See the full interaction between Ward and the resident in the video below or click here. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Chris Ward FacebookTwitter Updated: 6:13 PM North Park residents and business owners feud with City Hall over parking space loss Posted: July 11, 2019 read more