Pole dancing eyes Olympics after recognition by sports body

first_img“We warmly welcome our first observers,” he said. “This is an exciting time for them and for us and we will do everything within our remit to help them realise their full potential as international federations within the global sports family and, one day, maybe become part of the Olympic programme.“The new sports debuting at Tokyo 2020 and at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics are evidence that the pathway is there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Liverpool thrashes Maribor 7-0 in Champions League Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “In the early 2000s people started doing it as fitness and taking away the sex stigma, so no high heels and making it accessible for average people,” she told the paper.“Pole dancing is not like everyone thinks it is — you need to actually watch it to understand.“Competitions started but they were very amateur, with friends of friends doing the judging. My goal initially was to make it more professional.“I feel like we have achieved the impossible. Everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole dancing recognised as a sport.”GAISF president Patrick Baumann said the Olympics could be in reach.ADVERTISEMENT (FILES) This file photo taken on March 31, 2017 shows Candice Jabur competing in the Amateur Division Competition at the 5th Annual US Pole Dance Championship March 31, 2017 at the Symphony Space Theater in New York City.Pole dancing has been recognised by an international sports body and organisers hope they can take it all the way to the Olympic Games. The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) was this month awarded observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) along with bodies representing armwrestling and dodgeball. Observer status is designed as a first step towards full GAISF membership. Observers are assisted in areas such as becoming compliant with World Anti-Doping Agency rules and receiving the required recognition from National Olympic Committees./ AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYPole dancing has been recognized by an international sports body and organizers hope they can take it all the way to the Olympic Games.The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) was this month awarded observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) along with bodies representing armwrestling and dodgeball.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Observer status is designed as a first step towards full GAISF membership. Observers are assisted in areas such as becoming compliant with World Anti-Doping Agency rules and receiving the required recognition from National Olympic Committees.IPSF president Katie Coates said the move would allow the sport to develop further internationally.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“In just eight years we have created a sport, ignited a global following and inspired a new generation of sportsmen, women and children,” she said. “I am thankful to the IPSF and GAISF teams and excited about the future of our sport.”Speaking to Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, Coates said she was confident the event would become a regular fixture at the Olympics. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

30 budding psychologists graduate

first_img…from American University of Peace StudiesThe 2017 Convocation Ceremony of the American University of Peace Studies saw 30 graduates getting one step closer towards realising their careers in the field of psychology.For the graduating class of 2017, it was years of hard work, numerous sacrifices and much commitment that brought them to this point — where they can nowA section of the AUPS graduating class of 2017embark on their new journey as qualified professionals.This was as the University on Thursday evening presented the outgoing students with their Bachelors of Science and Diploma in Phycology certifications.Congratulating the graduates on behalf of the University’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman was Lecturer Nadine McIntosh Ramsarran. In doing so, she relayed, “As we celebrate today, be grateful for all the support that you have received, and go out into the world a much better person, equipped with knowledge and skills, willing to share and contribute to the betterment of your communities and to our country.”Social Protection Minister Amna Ally was present at the occasion to welcome this year’s graduating class to the noble and highly important profession.In delivering the feature address, Ally pointed out the need for more mental health and social services experts in Guyana. She said to the graduates, “Your country needs you. Many of you are aware that there are numerous social ills that exist within Guyana. However, with the intervention of psychologists, I believe that we will see a decline in many of these social ills, which will lead to the empowerment of our people.”She emphasised that the graduates have their jobs cut out for them, but posited that with the knowledge and skills gained during their time at the American University, she remains positive that the now certified Psychology majors will go on to make significant contributions in improving the lives of at-risk Guyanese.Echoing similar sentiments was Doodmattie Singh, the Coordinator of Private Schools attached to the Education Ministry, who stated, “The demand for psychologists is greater now more than ever, and will continue to increase.”Singh, in her presentation, underlined, “Too many of our children are having childhood experiences that can affect then in a negative way for life, and unless they are afford a platform where they can open up and sort with a trained and loving psychologist, those very experiences can impact (negatively) the next generation.”Adding to that, she noted that threats such as suicide and abuse are still rampant in Guyana. With these considerations in mind, Singh called on the now qualified professionals to get to work immediately.The 2017 graduation ceremony concluded on a high note with remarks from this year’s Valedictorians, who were named as Jennel Williams, Krystol Chanderban and Marieo Cheong; as well as the presentation of special awards.The American University of Peace Studies is a private, comprehensive and research-oriented territory institution, which has been providing a solid academic foundation to Guyanese pursuing a career in psychology since its establishment in 2002.At the occasion, it was revealed that the institution is currently expanding its services to better cater the future generations of Guyanese students.last_img read more

Fort St. John Association for Community Living recognizes inclusive employers

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Association for Community Living (FSJACL) is recognizing inclusive employers to celebrate National Disability Employment Month.By delivering treats from Safeway and Sticky’s Candy (inclusive employers) to local employers, the FSJACL is bringing recognition and highlighting them for being an inclusive workplace and welcoming everyone from all walks of life, shared Sheri Lynn Ashdown, Employment Coordinator for the FSJACL.- Advertisement -Carmela Klassen has worked with Urban Systems for almost a year. Her job tasks include; recycling, shredding paper and sweeping. Klassen shares she is very happy and feels at home in a way at Urban Systems.Edward Stanford of Urban Systems shares, it is absolutely fantastic to have Klassen as she has fitted in really well this year and she is fulfilling a genuine role within the office. It’s a real job that is being done by Klassen, and if she were not doing it, someone would need to.The days she is not here, we feel it, she has become a big part of who we are, continued Stanford.Previous to Klassen, Urban System employed John, who, during his time working for the company, only missed two days of work out of the eight years he was there.Advertisement Urban System also employs, Darrian Tarangle, who cleans windows for both the company and SJA Promo.Stanford shares he is an advocate for the program, and he is happy to talk about their experience to any potential employer that may be apprehensive. He shares, the association vets their people well. It’s been an amazing experience, talk to anyone that has employed someone through the association there is a support network yet at the end of the day the people are independent and they come to work.Ashdown further shares, the retention rate for the careers program is 95 percent for, over a 5-year position, our retention rate beats any hiring company you could ever go through.We are always looking for new employers to hire people, and it can be as little as an hour a week that can change someone’s life, shared Ashdown.Advertisement Klassen is helping to bring awareness and change perceptions as she is always smiling, which helps with morale in the office, shared Stanford.This month-long national campaign brings awareness to the community that people with disabilities can be valuable employees. This month is also featuring ‘Mentorability,’ which allows people with disabilities to try out jobs and be mentoredThe FSJACL offers supportive services in day programs, residential setting programs, home-sharing programs, job placement programs and one on one support in independent living.For a link to the FSJACL FB page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Moose Talks – Daves Steves and Art Jarvis

first_imgToday on Moose Talks, host Dug Craig sat down with Daves Steves, President, Fort St. John Canadian Legion – Branch 102, to chat about the Poppy Campaign. How the funds from the campaign can help out veterans and members of the Legion in our community.As well later in the show Art Jarvis, the Northern Representative for ICBA (Independent Contractors and Businesses Association), stopped by to talk about the Encana’s decision to move their head office from Calgary to the United States. As well, what that means for the local energy industry.Watch the full show here:- Advertisement -Moose Talks airs every Friday at 10 a.m.last_img read more

Sofapaka’s Omar keen to emulate Nzigiyimana

first_img“We had been with Fiston during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup and I asked for advice from him and he was the one who encouraged me to sign for Sofapaka,” the soft-spoken 20-year old said.“There are several Burundian players who have played here including Fiston, Karim (Nizigiyimana) Fwadi (Ndayisenga) and I believe I can follow in the same path for success,” he added.Omar was outstanding for Burundi in the Senior Challenge Cup where he played all the matches as The Swallows finished fourth.He is optimistic he can replicate the same level with Sofapaka and he hopes he can aid the team win the league title for the first time since their win in 2009 when they were promoted to the top flight for the first time.“Sofapaka is one of the biggest clubs in this region and when they came calling I was excited. I have enjoyed the past week training with them and I feel it is the right place. The Kenyan league is one of the toughest and hopefully it will help me improve,” the Burundian said.“My hope is that we can win the league and personally I will work hard to ensure that I get a regular starting role,” Omar said.He will add steel to the club’s backline with stiff competition expected from regulars Rodgers Aloro, Humphrey Okoti and another new signing, Jackson Saleh.However, Omar says he is not afraid of competition and will put his best to ensure he gets regular playing time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka FC new signing Mousa Omar during a training session at te Eastleigh High School on January 11, 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17- Newly signed Sofapaka defender Mousa Omar says he is determined to emulate the success achieved by his fellow Burundian players in the Kenyan Premier League, top of his agenda being to win the league title.Omar signed by Batoto ba Mungu from Rwandese side Busegera says he made the decision to sign for Sofapaka upon heeding advice from countryman Abdul Razak Fiston who played for the club in 2014 and 2015.last_img read more

Council is asked to repeal Port of L.A. terminal plan

The TraPac expansion project also calls for dredging to deepen the terminal’s berthing areas, renovating 3,000 feet of wharf, building 705 feet of new wharf, redeveloping 57 acres into container terminal backlands and establishing a new on-dock rail yard. Improvements also will be made to Harry Bridges Boulevard and a 3-acre buffer area will separate the terminal from the community of Wilmington. If the project is not rejected by the City Council, construction could begin as early as July, according to port officials. art.marroquin@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Environmental and labor groups are lobbying the Los Angeles City Council to overturn the harbor commission’s recent approval of a $1.5 billion expansion project for the TraPac terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. The appeal may gain momentum under the guidance of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who said Monday that the plan does not sufficiently improve air quality at the port. “I share the concerns raised in the appeal that the mitigation just does not go far enough,” Hahn said. “The appeal will give us the opportunity to fully investigate and address these concerns.” The appeal, filed Friday by 16 environmental, labor and community organizations, claims that the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners failed to adopt significant air quality improvements and alleged that the panel is behind schedule in implementing the Clean Air Action Plan, which was approved last year as a joint venture with the Port of Long Beach. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“We’d like to see a commitment to getting cleaner fuels in the ships much, much faster and cleaner trucks to carry the freight much faster and cleaner construction equipment,” said David Pettit, senior attorney for the National Resources Defense Council. A phased-in aspect of the TraPac expansion project requires all of the terminal’s ships to plug into shoreside electrical power by 2018 as part of an effort to cut diesel emissions from idling ships. Commissioners had rejected suggestions by Hahn and environmentalists to move up that deadline to 2012, along with a separate idea to place a cap on low-sulfur fuel ships by 2010, rather than 2012. “When many of us shared our concerns with the harbor commission, we felt as though our testimony was completely ignored,” Hahn said. The appeal is expected to be considered by the City Council’s Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee as soon as next month, according to Hahn. read more

Datebook

first_imgTHURSDAY: Burbank Public Library’s Literary Services will host Trivia Challenge 2006, 6:30 p.m., Castaway Restaurant’s Starlight Ballroom. 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank. Advance tickets, $15, can be picked up at the Central Library Office, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Tickets at the door $20. A $200 donation enables a team of three to enter the competition. Call (818) 238-5600. Woodland Hills Homeowners Association will meet, 7:30 p.m., Pacific Lodge Boys’ Home, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 887-6454. Autry National Center will present an American Indian comedy “The Red Road,” 8 p.m., 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park. Tickets $12 members, $20 nonmembers. Call (866) 468-3399. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 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 eventlast_img read more

COMMUNITY COMES TO A STANDSTILL AS LOCALS SAY GOODBYE TO ‘BEAUTIFUL DIANE’

first_imgThe community of Annagry came to a complete standstill today as devastated friends and family said a poignant farewell to the late Diane Byrne. The is the beautiful tribute made by Bríd Sweeney to the late Diane Byrne.The Star of the Sea Church, Annagry was packed to capacity, with many mourners forced to stand outside the chapel.Diane’s death has left this community completely stunned since the news broke of her sudden and unexpected passing on Wednesday morning. Diane, 37, was found dead in her bed on Wednesday morning by her mother Noreen, it’s believed she died of natural causes.Her untimely passing has left her friends and family absolutely devastated.Friends of Diane described her as the most beautiful and kind person anyone would want to meet.Diane was well-known throughout Donegal, and would often model at charity fundraising fashion shows. Diane was also a very active person and regularly competed in 5k and 10k events.Former MEP Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher described her as one of the finest women you could ever meet.“She was stunning person, and she lit up a room when she walked into it, you never seen her without a smile, and everybody who had the privilege of knowing her has been left devastated at her passing.Diane was laid to rest following 11am requiem mass in the new cemetery in Annagry.Diane is survived by her parents Dee and Noreen and her sister Andrea. COMMUNITY COMES TO A STANDSTILL AS LOCALS SAY GOODBYE TO ‘BEAUTIFUL DIANE’ was last modified: November 9th, 2014 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:AnnagryCommunityDiane ByrnefuneralnewsStunnedtributelast_img read more

Counsel hired for water plan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week AVEK’s draft plan, released in April, says population in the area it serves is projected to grow from 285,458 this year to 335,504 in 2010, then 551,002 by 2025. AVEK’s area runs from Acton to California City, but excludes central and eastern Palmdale, where Palmdale Water District draws its own water from the state aqueduct. AVEK, which draws about 19 billion gallons a year from the California Aqueduct for water districts and farmers to use instead of well water, must complete a new Urban Water Management Plan by Dec. 31, due like those of other California water agencies every five years. Antelope Valley’s water supplies are already the subject of a court battle. Two Kern County farming companies filed lawsuits in 1999 and 2001 against Antelope Valley water districts and government agencies, seeking priority rights to the water under their Antelope Valley farmland. Last year, Los Angeles County asked a judge to determine groundwater rights, saying the underground supply is shrinking with population growing and farm irrigation up 40 percent over five years. In the Santa Clarita Valley, the state Court of Appeal last year invalidated Castaic Lake Water Agency’s 2000 Urban Water Management Plan, saying it improperly relied on tainted well sources in times of drought. Castaic Lake and Newhall County Water District last week approved a new 2005 plan, but it has already drawn opposition from the Sierra Club, the California Water Impact Network and the Santa Clarita Valley Well Owners Association. Critics say officials overestimated the supply, included water from banking methods being challenged in court and failed to gather data on the water drawn from private wells. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Trying to avoid legal battles like those that have plagued Santa Clarita over its water resources, Antelope Valley East Kern Water Agency has hired a special counsel to oversee its completion of a water management plan. Edward Casey, a partner at Weton Benshoff Rochfort Rubalcava MacCuish in Los Angeles, is expected to be paid no more than $10,000 – unless legal challenges are filed, officials said. “We felt we definitely needed to be be able to represent to everyone we are meeting the letter of the law. These documents can be easily challenged,” said AVEK general manager Russ Fuller. Hearings on the agency’s 2005 Urban Water Management Plan are scheduled during a board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at AVEK offices, 6500 W. Avenue N. A second hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the offices. last_img read more

Women’s Golf Travels to Missouri for the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial

first_imgThe 54-hole event hosted by Missouri State features Memphis, Murray State, UMKC, Drake, Wichita State, Omaha, South Dakota State, Louisiana Monroe, Creighton, South Dakota, UTEP, Oklahoma City, William Woods and Drury. The Bulldogs finished last week’s UNO Invitational strong with all four scorers shooting under 80 on the final day. Junior Grace Dunn strung together nine consecutive pars to finish three-over par and tied for ninth-place with a total score of 229 (79-75-75). Sophomore Aimee Gerschke shot a 79 for a total score of 240 (79-82-79), while freshman Sam Paulak fired a four-over par 76 to finish with a 241 (85-80-76). Senior Brooke Millercarded a 79 for a total score of 244 (80-85-79), while fellow senior recorded a 248 (84-79-85).Following the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, Drake heads to Muncie, Ind. for the Cardinal Classic on Sept. 18-19. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team returns to action on Monday at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial in Springfield, Mo. The teams will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on both days.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more