Fresh from a controversial draw decision in New York against American Jason Sosa, Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters arrived in Jamaica last Saturday for an extended holiday in his hometown Anchovy, St James. “I will be in Jamaica for about a month. I will be taking it easy for the first week or so, just relaxing after my fight with Sosa. After that I will be getting back into training with my dad, as I cannot afford to get out of shape now, as 2016 will be a big year for me,” he told The Gleaner. The Walters versus Sosa fight has been the talking point in boxing circles for the past few weeks, following the surprising draw decision in Verona, New York, on November 19, in which nearly everyone except the three judges thought that Walters had won easily. One judge had Sosa as the winner 96-94, while the other two judges scored it 95-95, for a majority draw decision. The punch statistics favoured Walters as they showed that he landed 436 of 610 punches thrown, while Sosa landed 121 of 225. Walters also hurt Sosa in the fifth round but did not go in for the kill. Commenting on the fight, Walters said that there was no doubt in his mind that he had won his first fight as a super featherweight, and that he did not see his opponent winning more than possibly one round. What he has learnt from this experience he said, is that he has to “knock out all my opponents, so as to avoid any more bad decisions”. His father Job, who returned to Jamaica with him after being in his corner for the fight, said that ” it was a very poor decision. I think that Nick won every round. That is behind us now, however, and we are looking to the future”. He went on to say, “I think that it was a blessing in disguise, as we got more publicity from this bad decision than when Nicholas beat Donaire to become super champion. Everywhere we went, Nicholas was mobbed. He received a great welcome when he returned to Panama, and when we landed in MoBay, the people were all over us. It has been good, and the important thing is that he is still unbeaten.” Walters is now 26-0-1. A decision that has to be made by the Walters connections is whether he will fight as a featherweight at 126 pounds or as a super featherweight at 130 pounds in 2016. He told The Gleaner that when he returns to Panama next month, he will sit down with his team, go through all the options and make the decision. ” I can fight at either weight” he added.
Marking the 90th birthday of former president Nelson Mandela, a special bi-metal R5 coin was launched showing the Nobel peace laureate smiling and wearing one of his signature patterned shirts.Nelson Mandela can be seen smiling and wearing his signature patterned shirt in the new R5 coin. (Image: Julian Schroeder)South Africa has launched a special bi-metal R5 coin to mark the 90th birthday of former president Nelson Mandela.The Nobel peace laureate is shown smiling and wearing one of his signature patterned shirts on the face of the coin, which was launched by the South African Reserve Bank, SA Mint Company and Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on Monday.“Today I am richer than yesterday,” Mandela said at the unveiling.The new coin will share Mandela’s love, experience and leadership, said Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. “We are so privileged to have Madiba with us, who actively continues to provide leadership and who continues to be an example to all of us.“The coin is in celebration of your birthday, but as a country we will be celebrating your life.”The coin is legal tender and should be used to purchase goods and services, Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni said at the launch. “Do use it to buy goods and services, and do not keep it at home.”Five million of the coins have been minted and will go into circulation on Mandela’s birthday on 18 July.Other initiatives in celebration of his birthday include a colouring book, soon to be unveiled, which will give children the opportunity to give their own colour to his life.The 44-page Nelson Mandela Colouring Book will contain large drawings of the former president, depicting interesting facts about his life from birth to the present, as well as word and number games.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.Source: BuaNews
19 September 2013 While South Africa recorded a 0.4% decrease in rapes and a 6.2% decrease in sexual assault in 2012/13, these crimes still remain at an unacceptably high level, says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa. Releasing the latest national crime statistics in Pretoria on Thursday, Mthethwa said that rape had dropped by 0.4% compared to the previous year and by 3.3% compared to four years ago. The 6.2% year-on-year decrease in sexual assault followed slight increases, averaging 0.2%, over the last four years. “Nonetheless, we want to reiterate the point that we are still unhappy and concerned about the levels of rape in the country,” Mthethwa said. He noted that up to 80% of sexual crimes took place among people who knew one another, including among family members. “What this means is that we are faced with a societal challenge, which requires a societal response.” The minister said that the vigilance and protection of communities was now central to police strategies aimed at reducing gender-based violence in the country, adding that a victim-oriented police service was important for encouraging more people to report such crimes. He said the reintroduction of Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences units in the South African Police Service would also make a big difference in the country’s response to sexual crime. Already, based on capacity building and investment, there has been a significant increase in the number of life sentences handed down to perpetrators of such crimes. He said the recent announcement on specialised courts by the Ministry of Justice would help to speed up the finalisation of cases involving rape and sexual assault. SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The leadership and advocacy development program AgriPOWER is now accepting applications for participation.The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s AgriPOWER Class IX will include 20 individuals who are committed to improving their understanding of important issues and are willing to develop skills to become effective advocates for the farm and food community. Applications are due April 17, 2017.The AgriPOWER program consists of seven multiday institute sessions across 17 days between July 2017 and March 2018. Two sessions will be held out of state including one in Washington, D.C.Participants will experience a personal strengths assessment, communications training and various levels of leadership development. Subjects to be explored include local, state and national government and politics, farm and food policy issues, understanding activists and advocacy, the role of farm organizations, economic issues, food production systems, traditional and social media, and more.Ohio Farm Bureau offers a limited number of scholarships to help defray the $4,500 per person tuition fee. There also is a $400 deposit, which is refunded based on attendance and completion of the program. County Farm Bureaus are encouraged to consider nominating applicants. Other farm organizations or employers may also help with an individual’s tuition.To learn more about the program, see specific session dates, read about past participants’ experiences and complete an application, visit ofbf.org/agripower.
Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now It’s been a couple years since I updated my design here, and a lot of things have changed. So I asked my friends at Kinopicz American to help me take it apart and start from scratch. More about what I do. For a long time I used this blog as my main site while using another domain and site for my speaking, consulting, and coaching. I am consolidating everything here to make it easier to share what I do. This has always been my home base, and I am more convinced that this is the right strategy.Added menus. Not the menus you see across the top of the page. I added menus of my keynotes and workshops. I have a number of different keynote speeches and as many workshops. We created a page and a summary for each keynote and each workshop to provide some ideas about the outcomes you can expect from me as a speaker.Content up front. Even though the home page looks more like a home page, I didn’t want to move content to another page. I left the daily post as the primary piece of content on the home page because I believe that’s what belongs up front. This has served me well for a long time.Hard coded out comments. I’m not sure what changed with WordPress and Akismet, but for the last year my site was literally overrun with spam comments. I believe the more traffic your site generates, the more spam you attract. I moved to the Facbook plugin, but some spam still crept onto posts. You can still email me, comment on Facebook, or connect with me on any other social site.Bigger fonts and mobile responsive. I had no idea how many people read my blog on their smartphone or tablet. Sometimes that number is greater than 60%. Small fonts didn’t work for those readers, and I heard this from many of them. The pinching and zooming and scrolling back and forth didn’t work either. So this is site is now completely mobile responsive.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 6th 2017 – Nassau – A fatal accident along New Providence Highway yesterday afternoon has left one man dead. According to police reports, shortly after noon a white Kia vehicle driven by a male driver with another male in the passenger seat collided with a 2001 freightliner flatbed truck with a male driver along New Providence Highway, south of Saunders Beach. During the collision, the male passenger in the Kia vehicle was thrown through the windshield onto the street. He died while being treated a t hospital.Assistant Superintendent Craig Stubb, in charge of the Traffic Division confirmed that the passenger was not wearing a seatblet. The driver remains in a stable condition at hospital. The driver of the truck was not injured in the accident. Investigations are ongoing.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#CarAccident, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Posted: November 4, 2018 November 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Minnie Ruiz, creating recycled art 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Minnie Ruiz joined us on Good Morning San Diego Saturday. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter