Samir Ademovic lifted 325 kg and won Gold in Slovakia

first_imgAt a recently held powerlifting competition in Slovakia, representative of BiH Samir Ademovic won the first place in the “dead lift” discipline.Ademovic won first place in the -140kg category, and for winning the WUAP World Championship 2018, he raised incredible 325kg.He won in a very difficult competition, with representatives from 30 different countries. It is important to mention Sahludin Sehic who won the first place in the 140+ kg Master category and who set a new world record of 320 kg.Ademovic was born in 1985 in Srebrenica, and is a member of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.last_img

Balfour golf pros receive award from ALS Society

first_imgFriday (July 13)  Wendy Toyer, Executive Director for the ALS Society of B.C. presented Chown and Craig Wilkinson with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of ALS Society to thank them personally for their efforts.The ceremony was held at the Balfour Golf Club.Anyone wanting to donate to the cause can do so at: www.golfathonforals.caAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as motor neuron disease in British English, is the most common form of the motor neuron diseases.The condition is sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease in North America, after the New York Yankees baseball player who was diagnosed with the disease in 1939.The disorder is characterized by rapidly progressive weakness of the muscles, difficulty swallowing and decline in breathing ability. Balfour golf pros Braden Chown and Craig Wilkinson went above and beyond a normal round of golf with friends after the duo raised more than $1,000 for the ALS Society of B.C.Chown and Wilkinson managed the feat by golfing 360 holes at the Balfour Golf Course during the annual Golfathon for ALS in June.During the month of June — ALS Awareness month — 80 Golf Pros and Juniors, at  37 golf courses located throughout B.C. participated in the PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS.last_img read more

Maida, Leafs cruise to 8-0 shellacking of Spokane Braves

first_imgLeafs new recruit pays instant dividends as Nelson dumps Cats FridayThe newest member of the Nelson Leafs made his debut in grand style.Drew Carter scored a goal and added an assist to spark the Leafs to a 5-2 victory over the Creston Valley Thunder Cats Friday in the East Kootenay City.The 6’1″, 165-pound Carter, acquired in a deal completed Friday with Osoyoos Coyotes that sent Brett Soles to the Coyotes, scored in the first period as Nelson took a 2-0 lead into the dressing room.Rayce Miller had the other marker in the opening frame.Carter then assisted on Nelson’s fifth goal by Austin Lindsay to seal the win. Lindsay and defenceman Robson Cramer also finished with two points.Tim Nichols and Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap scored the other goals for Nelson, which was out shot 24-23 by the Thunder Cats.Tyler Fyfle scored twice in the third period for Creston.Adam Maida was solid in goal to register the win for Nelson.Brandon Locket, a 17-year-old netminder also acquired in the Soles deal, was the back up for Maida.Nelson also receives futures in the Soles deal from Osoyoos.Soles was one of three players suspended by the Leafs for violating team rules.BLUELINES: Next home game for Nelson is Wednesday, November 19 against Grand Forks. . . . Saturday’s 8-0 trashing, which avenged a 4-3 loss to Spokane last Sunday, was a third 8-0 win of the season for Nelson. The Leafs scored an 8-0 win Friday, September 19 over Beaver Valley in Fruitvale before pounding Golden Rockets by the identical score Saturday, October 25 at home. . . .Leaf defenceman Robson Cramer continues to do more than defend as the 20-year-old rearguard now leads Nelson in scoring with 25 points, including eight goals and 17 assists. Cramer is currently riding a six-game points streak and has registered at least one point in 10 of the last 11 games. Rayce Miller and Matt MacDonald are both two points behind Cramer. . . .Drew Carter, acquired Friday from Osoyoos in the Brett Soles deal, registered a point in his second consecutive game with Nelson. . . .Six players were whistled for 10-minute misconducts Saturday in a wild third period. Any controversy off the ice doesn’t appear to be affecting the Nelson Leafs on the ice.For the third time this season the Leafs scored an overwhelming victory over a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League opponent.Adam Maida stopped all 24 shots and four different players — Dylan Williamson, Timothy Nichols, Rayce Miller and Nolan Percival — registered two points to pace the Leafs to a convincing 8-0 shellacking of the hometown Braves Saturday night in KIJHL action in Spokane.The win allows Nelson, 14-4-2-1, to maintain a four-point lead in the Murdoch Division over both Beaver Valley and Castlegar.Nelson held leads of 3-0 and 4-0 in the game.Williamson, Austin Lindsay, Miller, Aaron Dunlap, Nichols, Aaron Brewer, Robson Cramer and Aidan Gieger scored for the Leafs.Nelson, which held most of the territorial play with a 46-24 shots advantage, scored three times on the power play.Maida, winner of four of his last five games, was solid to record his second win of the weekend.The Leafs continue a road swing with stops Saturday in Castlegar and Sunday afternoon in Beaver Valley against the defending KIJHL champs.last_img read more

UPL: Onduparaka tames Wakiso Giants

first_imgAction between Onduparaka FC and Wakiso Giants FC on Wednesday. (PHOTO/Wakiso Giants)Uganda Premier League Onduparaka FC 1-0 Wakiso Giants FC Green Light Stadium, Arua Wednesday, 02-10-2019Onduparaka FC defeated Wakiso Giants FC 1-0 in one of the three Uganda Premier league matches played on Wednesday.Fazil Ibrahim scored the only goal of the game inside the opening 6 minutes.The midfielder ensured his team takes all three points, seeing his deflected effort go past Derrick Emukule in the Wakiso goal.Earlier-at the other end, Karim Ndugwa had rattled the cross bar in the 3rd minute of the game.Krizestom Ntambi had an effort saved by the Onduparaka custodian after the Uganda Cranes international had gotten the better of Rashid Okocha.Ntambi also headed wide a Tom Matsiko corner while in acres of space in the area.With thw visitors struggling to get to grips in the game, they made an early change, sending on Hassan Ssenyonjo in place of Lawrence Bukenya on 32 minutes.With desperation setting in, Matsiko tried his luck from distance but his effort went wide of the mark.Substitute Geoffrey Sserunkuma had to efforts fail to hit the back of the net in quick succession but it was just not to be Wakiso’s day as Onduparaka held on to register thw victory.The Caterpillars have now won four games this season and move top of the pile, level on points with second placed Bul but with a superior goal difference.For Wakiso, they have now lost three of their first six games and remain on 7 points for the season.In their next fixtures, Wakiso Giants are at home to Mbarara City on Saturday while Onduparaka travels to Luzira to face Maroons FC on the same day.The other games played on Wednesday-Tooro United 1-0 KCCA FC-SC Villa 0-0 Vipers SCComments Tags: Fazil IbrahimGeoffrey sserunkumaHassan SsenyonjoKarim NdugwaLawrance Bukenyaonduparaka fctopUganda Premier LeagueWakiso Giantslast_img read more

Fernandes takes heart from ‘pleasing’ QPR improvement

first_imgTony Fernandes has taken to Twitter after a “better week” for QPR.Rangers, recently thrashed 6-0 at home by Newcastle, led against Sunderland before bowing out of the EFL Cup, and were much better in the second half of Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Birmingham.Co-chairman Fernandes felt the fans played their part in that improvement.Was a better week for @QPRFC. Great support thank you. Good fight back. Unlucky not to win. This week saw many academy players. Pleasing— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) September 25, 2016Was also great seeing our club badge and fantastic kit . It rebuilding time and feeling good— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) September 25, 2016Made a huge difference this week. Fans were really the 12th Man. Both at Sunderland and yesterday— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) September 25, 2016 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kurtenbach: The quotes that defined the Raiders in 2018

first_imgThe Raiders’ 2018 season is mercifully over, but in taking stock of everything that went wrong for the Silver and Black the last calendar year, it struck me on just how quotable this team — well, one guy — was.The jury is still out on if Jon Gruden can coach in the NFL, but there’s no doubt that he helps create good copy. The man is a golden quote machine. If he ever wanted to go into broadcasting, I bet he could get paid a bunch…So I’ll let Gruden’s own words tell the story of his team. …last_img

Reshaping reportage on Africa

first_imgJournalists in newsrooms and editorial offices all over Africa, and abroad, will benefit from the proposed syllabus. (Image: Wikimedia) South Africa’s Rhodes University, in the Eastern Cape province, and Unesco are in the process of developing a syllabus for better reporting on Africa.The two organisations have a common goal of ensuring top-quality journalism education and training on the continent, which will result in equally high-calibre reportage. A crucial step towards achieving this is to provide media learning institutions with the capacity to deliver good journalists.The university’s SAB-Unesco Chair of Media and Democracy, Prof Fackson Banda, is at the helm and is working closely with Unesco’s regional office, based in Windhoek, Namibia.Zambian-born Banda specialises in new media, media policy and sustainability, and political communication. He is a frequently published, award-winning author and lecturer who obtained his PhD from the University of South Africa, as well as an MA degree from the University of Leicester in the UK, and a BA degree in Mass Communication from the University of Zambia.Online discussionUnesco and Rhodes’ School of Journalism and Media Studies have opened up an online discussion that, they hope, will attract the necessary expert opinion to enhance the proposed syllabus.The syllabus will be based on Unesco’s model curricula for journalism education, which is a generic model that any country can adapt and use for its own specific needs.This model took four Unesco journalism experts two years to develop, with extensive input from experienced journalism teachers in developing nations, and is aimed at both undergraduates and post-graduates. It was finally presented at the World Journalism Education Congress in Singapore in 2007.To date, 16 groups have joined the online discussion, including the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Namibia University’s Department of Media Studies, and journalism departments from the Tshwane University of Technology, Stellenbosch University, and the Walter Sisulu University.Consultation and input at all stages of development from experts and relevant bodies, such as African Journalism Schools and the World Journalism Education Congress, will ensure a practical, easily accessible syllabus.African journalism experts and practitioners are encouraged to have their say during the development stages, thus applying their experiences to the development of a convincing style of African journalism, which also presents the continent to the world as an attractive and interesting subject.Interested parties may register on the African Journalism Schools website.Unesco, through its ongoing collaboration with Rhodes to promote excellence in African journalism, will seek insights from its already-established centres of excellence and potential centres of excellence. These were identified during a continent-wide investigation in 2009.Expert participationThe success of the project rests on two facets – research and development, and presentation and distribution.A small team of pan-African experts will undertake the former, drawing up a framework for the syllabus, as well as researching specific subjects, and later gathering more expert input.The latter aspect is to take place during panel discussions at the second World Journalism Education Congress, which sits from 5-7 July 2010 in Grahamstown, where Rhodes University is based.Distinguished experts already confirmed for the panel include communications specialist Prof Alfred Opubor from Benin; Prof Ralph Akinfeleye from the Department of Mass Communications at Lagos University, Nigeria; and Prof Kwame Karikari, executive director of the Ghana-based Media Foundation for West Africa.Accurate reportingReporters, especially those from overseas, at times struggle with compiling accurate, wholly representative news and features from the continent. Even African journalists are not immune to misrepresentation, but often they are just conforming to the models already established by foreign media.Not only should any reporting reflect Africa’s immense cultural diversity, it should also be relevant and sophisticated enough to appeal to a global audience. Basic journalism practices and media theory must entrench this thinking to avoid formulaic reporting.“Such a project promises to open up new possibilities for negotiating how foreign – especially Western – journalists could possibly see the continent afresh,” stated the project’s introductory document.“The same applies, albeit with some differences, to African journalists. But the process of leading up to such a reconfiguration of journalistic attitudes and behaviours must be driven by Africans themselves as a way of subverting the imperial, unidirectional gaze under which Africa has been seen and reported in the West, and possibly elsewhere in the world.”By positively influencing the way Africa is portrayed in the media, said the document, Africans will regain the intellectual ground they have lost over many years.last_img read more

Glenn Harsh, Aug. 24

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’ve had more than 1.5 inches of rain, depending on the farm, that will help finish filling out the tops of these beans and probably put some test weight on the corn too. Some of our first planted corn is approaching black layer. It is not quite there yet, but it is starting to form. As things were spread out a little bit this spring, though, we do have some corn that is more in the early dent stage.This rain was definitely good and it would definitely be good to get another rain for the later planted corn fields and the soybean fields. They are still putting on the upper pods and filling those pods, so I sure wouldn’t mind having another rain the first week or so of September to keep the moisture there.We have not seen anything out there in terms of problems that could lead to aflatoxin. In our operation we haven’t ever really had much of that problem, but it definitely is a concern as we get closer to where the ears are drying down, opening up and letting more moisture in there. We still have some time before that is a major concern of mine, but you don’t want to see a good crop go south and have those kinds of problems.We are getting ready to seed cover crops with the High Boy, hopefully next week. Some guys are talking about flying them on. The people who planted cover crops into their wheat stubble really appreciated these rains to get those going. I feel good about the moisture in the ground right now and then if we get them planted and get lucky enough to get another half in or inch of rain, that would be a very good situation.We’ve been noticing on some of the bean fields where we have yellowing spots that could be sudden death syndrome or brown stem rot. We started pulling some soybean cyst nematode tests there too to make sure that’s not an underlying problem we have that is making the SDS show up more. We are looking into what might be causing those yellow spots that are not terrible, but we want to get to the bottom of it.last_img read more