Tag: 爱上海PH

aqtifnwn

Hubert Lawrence | Standing together in the face of pain

first_img BUSY SCHEDULE When Cavahn McKenzie died at the end of a 2014 cross-country race in Trinidad and Tobago, it was awful for St Jago High School. His teammates got the news as they contested the Gibson-McCook Relays and it crushed them. Their schoolmate, teammate and friend had left them for international duty and, tragically, never returned home. Unfortunately, the same kind of tragedy has visited St George’s College with the equally sad passing of their Manning Cup football captain, Dominic James. This time, there was a cruel twist as he died during a Manning Cup game, with spectators there to witness his last moments. Truly, for all present, it must have been a terrible moment. These gruesome things scarcely happen in sport which is entertainment for many. Yet, the grief felt by everyone has to jump-start new provisions to safeguard the health of athletes at every level. In this regard, the early announcement about heart-screening high-school student athletes becoming mandatory is most welcome. After McKenzie’s untimely passing in Trinidad and Tobago, Team Jamaica Bickle, that wonderful group of Penn Relay benefactors, has assisted with screening athletes and by donating machines – known as defibrillators – which are designed to restart hearts. This may have to become standard for high school, club and national sport. As a precaution, it may also be wise to extend the schoolboy football season into January. The present season squashes the Manning and daCosta Cup, the Walker Cup and Ben Francis KO and the FLOW Super Cup into a rapid-fire schedule that has teams playing three times in seven days, with complications if rainy weather intervenes. The schedule gets busy for the top teams, when the later stages of the Corporate Area Manning Cup and the rural area daCosta Cup commingles with the Super Cup and the Corporate Area Walker Cup and the rural area Ben Francis knockout competitions. The congestion is no one’s fault. There are far more eligible schools than in bygone days. Luckily, the solution is simple. The schedule could be relaxed by moving the Super Cup into January, the first month of the Easter term. That is a matter for another day. Right now, the Light Blues need our love and support. As with the St Jago case, James’ family and his teammates at St George’s College need counselling and the steadfast embrace of every Jamaican. At times like these, the only choice is to stand together. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at trackside since 1980.last_img read more

CONTINUE READING
fctlhund

As the sport grows, Gina Iniong vows to carry the torch for women’s mixed martial arts

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments 1st 2019 BVR on Tour leg kicks off at Puerto Galera Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MANILA, Philippines—Gina Iniong is ready to carry her part in the women’s revolution in the mixed martial arts world.ADVERTISEMENT “You can now also see highlight-reel knockouts and submissions from us which only proves that the future of women’s mixed martial arts is very promising,” said Iniong.There’s also the reality that a career in mixed martial arts is a viable profession for women, and that the sport is not just a mere discipline to use in self-defense.“Women are starting to recognize that we have tons of potential in this sport, not just as an athlete who wants to stay fit but also as a competitor in real life as it also develops our will to win and to achieve more,” said Iniong.“It only shows that women can also dominate and at the same time entertain fans.”Iniong, though, hopes that more Filipino women will get the opportunity she got for herself and that’s competing in the highest level of the sport.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “Mixed martial arts gave direction to my life and that’s that main reason for the good life I’m enjoying at the moment,” said Iniong. “I will always want to perform better so I can inspire other ladies.”“I will continue to prove that we can do anything that men could.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Team Lakay’s atomweight contender said she’s ready to become the poster child of the sport’s evolution in the Philippines.“I’m happy that women’s mixed martial arts here in the Philippines is starting to grow as days go by,” said Iniong (8-4). “Now, many promotions have weight classes for women which proves mixed martial arts is now for everybody, not just men.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsONE Championship has two weight classes for women with Xiong Jing Nan championing the women’s strawweight division while Angela Lee holds the title in the women’s atomweight division.Stamp Fairtex also owns two titles in the ONE Super Series holding the belts for Muay Thai and Kickboxing. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READlast_img read more

CONTINUE READING