It’s seemed like only yesterday that Sr. Grand Master Edward B. Sell and his lovely wife Brenda were sitting in the Nelson Covenant Church basement on Stanley Street eager to test members of the Kootenay Martial Arts School.More than 20 years later, Kootenay Martial Arts, under the guidance of the Sells and the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association, has grown into a dominant fixture of Taekwondo in BC.And what better way to recognize the achievements than to have Kootenay Martial Arts Senior Instructor Dean Seminoff host Sr. Grandmaster Brenda J. Sell during upcoming testing beginning Thursday at Trafalgar Middle School.“Grand Master (Brenda) Sell is a 9th Dan black belt and the second highest ranked woman on the planet in Taekwondo,” said Kootenay Martial Arts Master Dean Siminoff. “She is in Nelson to test 11 new black belts, members of KMA which is beginning its 16th consecutive year of teaching the best in martial arts.”The fact that Sell is going to be at the weekend celebration is nothing short of a miracle.After losing husband Edward to cancer after 41 years of marriage, as well as experiencing a host of other personal setbacks, Sell was diagnosed with breast cancer.“My first reaction was not to have treatment,” she said.However, following careful thought Sell decided to fight this disease head on.“When I made the decision to fight, I knew I must focus on my faith,” Sell explained. “Faith sees beyond your circumstances and has focus on the outcome — going through the process.”“I never saw myself as a victim or gave into feeling sorry for myself,” Sell added. “I made a decision to see myself well, to do things I knew were important to coming out of this and protecting my faith.”Sell turned to exercise, which helped during the grief and treatment of breast cancer. At times, it was difficult to keep going, but Sell knew giving up was “not” an option.At one stage during chemotherapy she became seriously ill.Doctors explained how close Sell came to losing her battle.“Doctors told me, “if it has not been for my physical condition of your body from Taekwondo training, you would have died”,’ she said.Kootenay Martial Arts, with its main Dojang in Nelson along with sister facilities in South Slocan and Castlegar, is part of the U.S. Chung Do Kwan Association — a leader in modern Taekwondo for the past 50 years.This Christian influence of the school helps people develop spiritually as well as physically and mentally.Thursday, the Kootenay Martial Arts hosts its’ “Best of the Best” Student Black Belt Graduation at Trafalgar Middle School Gymnasium.GM Sell will be present to oversee much of the testing.Friday, it’s Women of Strength and Resilience at the Covenant Church on Stanley Street.This is an evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m., of sharing with local women as well as GM Sell sharing their personal life journeys.It’s been a long time since Siminoff, a 6th degree Black Belt, founded the school in the Nelson area.During this time, the school has promoted more than 100 Black Belts to first Dan.Thursday adds a few more to the KMA achieves..
But it seems complicated that it may be of the game, since Simeone has been rehearsing with the eleven of these last days. Oblak; Trippier, Giménez, Felipe, Lodi; Correa, Thomas, Herrera, Saul; Morata and João Félix. We will have to see, however, if Koke enters the summoned list to measure himself to the Levant. I could enter the call and play a few minutes with a view to be at the top for the meeting on the 9th of the Spain Supercup against Barcelona.Atlético received a visit from one of the illustrious team of the last seasons. Filipe Luis was visiting his teammates taking advantage of his vacation days in Spain. The rojiblanco club intends to pay homage to the left-hander.Vitolo was dischargedThe club reported that Vitolo is now available for the Cholo Simeone. The end, who suffered a grade I injury to the adductor muscles, may enter the call for the match against Levante. Last Monday he trained with his teammates normally, so, except surprise, he will be on the Wanda Metropolitano bench. Atlético’s last training before receiving Levante and the preparatory session counted with the novelty of Kok’s presenceand. The midfielder exercised alongside the rest of his teammates and could be available for the match against the granota set. Koke did not play against Betis when suffering a muscle elongation and throughout this week he had not exercised under the orders of Cholo.
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…as body celebrates ‘International Action Day’The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has joined with the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and millions of workers in observing International Action Day (IAD) which is held on October 3.In an issued statement on Tuesday, the Union stated that it stands with “the oppressed peoples and the working-class of the world,” hoping that the world will operate based on economic justice, democracy, peace and humane social relations. IAD 2018 is being observed under the theme “Ensure social security and free healthcare for all”.Speaking on this year’s IAD theme, GAWU highlighted the plight and circumstances redundant sugar workers in Guyana are facing following the closure of estates in the last two years.“Many Guyanese were touched and very moved by the circumstances the joblessOver 190 million persons were unemployed at the end of 2017 according to the International Labour Organisationsugar workers and their families, especially the children, now must contend with. Across our country, people are finding themselves, more and more, in such difficult and hard conditions. Added to that, we see our country’s social protection institution – the NIS – finding itself in difficulties as well. Recent news reports advised that the NIS will record an $854.9 million deficit this year. This for the workers is worrying news and one which, the authorities must give undivided attention to,” GAWU outlined.“GAWU recognises and supports a revitalised struggle by the international working-class around the question of unemployment and underemployment. We believe employment is an indispensable condition for a worker to lead and enjoy a full and satisfying life. We are quite aware that unemployment is a phenomenon inherent in the capitalist system and its final solution is tied up to realising profound changes of that profit driven socio-economic system,” the union body added.The WFTU-sponsored IAD which has been observed for a number of years coincides with the WFTU’s foundation in 1945. GAWU speaking on the importance of the day said it brings into focus matters of serious concern to the global working-peoples and the world’s peoples generally. It added that the IAD 2018 comes 10 years since the global capitalist system entered its most far-reaching and devastating crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This referred to the financial meltdown of 2008.“A decade later none of the contradictions which produced the financial crisis has been purposefully addressed, much less overcome. Moreover, the very policies carried out to prevent a total meltdown of the financial system, involving the outlay of trillions of dollars by the US Federal Reserve and other major central banks, have only created, according to concerned economists, the conditions for an even bigger impending disaster,” GAWU stressed.The body warned against the threat of war in the South China Sea, Middle East including Syria and in East Europe with Ukraine and the Russian Federation. “We see major military activities in the South China Sea. And, in several other countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, conflicts and war-mongering seem to be the new norm of mankind’s existence. In the countries so afflicted, not only do the people suffer greatly but there also are consequences for those countries’ future and for democracy,” GAWU noted.The body also spoke out against the scourge of unemployment, reminding that over 190 million persons were unemployed at the end of 2017 according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). It said too that last year around 42 per cent of workers worldwide are estimated to be in vulnerable forms of employment while more than 300 million workers in emerging and developing countries said to be in extreme poverty.GAWU further called on stakeholders to implement measures to combat the threat of climate change which is now a more “regular occurrence” on the planet.
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Marco Reus is one of the most sought after players in Europe and Liverpool are in the hunt for his signature.Reds owner John Henry is more than aware of the desire from Liverpool supporters to see German international Reus on Merseyside, having joked about the tweets he receives pleading for him to sign the Dortmund attacker.And with a reported £20m release clause in his current contract, Reus would be well within Liverpool’s budget.But the competition to secure Reus will be fierce. Can Liverpool get their man? Here’s what Kopites think… 1 Liverpool back in race to sign Marco Reus
0Shares0000Hertha BSC Berlin midfielder Valentino Lazaro and Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte (right) vie for the ball during a Europa League match in Bilbao on November 23, 2017 © AFP/File / ANDER GILLENEALONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Manchester City look set to wrap up the signing of Aymeric Laporte but Arsenal’s move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hinges on other transfers being agreed as Premier League clubs scramble to beat Wednesday’s deadline.Spanish club Athletic Bilbao posted a leaving message from Laporte on their Twitter feed on Monday, saying his 65 million euros ($80 million) release clause had been paid and reports said he was due to travel to Manchester. It means Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders are set to surpass the £55 million they paid for Belgium attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne — Laporte’s transfer fee translates as £57 million.The 23-year-old will also become the second most expensive defender in history behind Virgil Van Dijk, who cost Liverpool £75 million from Southampton earlier this month.Laporte thanked Athletic’s fans in his Twitter message but said he was taking on “a new challenge in my professional career”.“I don’t want this to be a goodbye but rather a see you soon,” he said. “Here, I’m leaving a unique and different club and I’ll never forget it.”His signing will mean Guardiola has spent more than £200 million simply on reinforcing his defence alongside the acquisitions of Benjamin Mendy (£52m), John Stones (£47.5m) and Kyle Walker (£45m).A France international at all youth levels, Laporte has been frustrated at continually being overlooked by senior team coach Didier Deschamps.Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang is poised to make a £60 million switch to Arsenal, who are looking to bolster their forward options after the departure to Manchester United of Alexis Sanchez.The BBC said Arsenal had agreed a fee with the Bundesliga club and personal terms with Gabon international Aubameyang, 28, but the German club will only sanction the move if they get a replacement.Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly a key cog in the transfer — either as a direct replacement for Aubameyang or as part of a three-way deal, with Giroud moving to Chelsea and Michy Batshuayi swapping Stamford Bridge for Dortmund.Dortmund’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is poised to make a £60 million switch to Arsenal, who are looking to bolster their forward options after the departure to Manchester United of Alexis Sanchez © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZReports in Italy suggest a Chelsea bid for Roma’s former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has been unsuccessful.Elsewhere, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 28, left Anfield on a loan deal until the end of the season after slipping down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp.Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu has become Javi Gracia’s first signing as Watford manager after arriving at Vicarage Road on loan until the end of the season.Millwall re-signed veteran Australia international Tim Cahill, 14 years after he left the Den to join Everton.“It’s hard to put into words (what it feels like to wear a Millwall shirt again) — I’m still taking it in now,” the 38-year-old told Millwall’s website.Celtic have signed Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda on an 18-month contract, with left-back Baba Rahman departing Stamford Bridge for Schalke in a similar arrangement.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Liverpool move six points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, but will still feel this was a missed opportunity to inflict more pain on a United side sitting 13th in the Premier League, just two points off the relegation zone.The two most successful sides in English football could not have come into the game in more contrasting form.However, United answered Solskjaer’s calls to rise to the occasion.Liverpool were without Mohamed Salah through injury and the Egyptian’s pace and trickery was badly missed.The visitors were able to welcome back goalkeeper Alisson Becker for the first time in two months after a calf injury, but the Brazilian was rarely tested as United were happy to sit back and counter-attack.Solskjaer changed his formation to a 3-5-2 in an attempt to limit Liverpool’s flying full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson and it was largely effective as the hosts restricted the league leaders to precious few chances.Liverpool’s best opening before the break came when Sadio Mane finally found some space to counter-attack, but from his cut-back Roberto Firmino fired too close to David de Gea.United had not scored in their two previous matches prior to the international break, but finally produced a moment of quality going forward to take the lead, even if fortune was also on their side for the goal to stand.Victor Lindelof looked to have upended Divock Origi on halfway, but no foul was given by Martin Atkinson and as United broke forward, Daniel James’s cross perfectly picked out Rashford to prod past Alisson.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was furious on the touchline even before a VAR review failed to overturn the decision.The visitors’ frustration only grew moments later when Mane outmuscled Lindelof to turn in what he thought was an equaliser, only for VAR to this time rule the goal out for a handball by the Senegalese.Klopp sprinted down the touchline at the half-time whistle, but was unable to change the pattern of the game after the interval as Liverpool continued to dominate possession without creating many chances.Indeed United could have doubled their advantage when Rashford and Fred fired shots just wide of Alisson’s goal on the counter-attack.Lallana had played just 10 minutes in the Premier League this season prior to coming off the bench 20 minutes from time.Liverpool’s Adam Lallana celebrates his goal against Manchester United during their English Premier League match at Old Trafford on October 20, 2019But he was in the right place at the right time to make a telling contribution in the title race as he tapped home at the back post from Andy Robertson’s cross.United were than camped inside their own box for five minutes of stoppage time.Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain was inches away from a winner as his driven shot flew just wide and United had another VAR review go their way deep into added time when Fred was adjudged to have played the ball with his shoulder rather than an arm inside the area.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson vies for the ball with Manchester United’s Ashley Young during their English Premier League match at Old Trafford on October 20, 2019MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 20 – Liverpool failed to record a record-equalling 18th straight Premier League win, but Adam Lallana’s late equaliser saved the European champions from a shock defeat at Manchester United in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.Marcus Rashford’s controversial goal handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling Red Devils a 1-0 half-time lead, but they could not hold out for a much-needed victory as they left substitute Lallana unmarked at the back post to level with five minutes to play.
It’s not just the amazing turnaround from last season where Leicester narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship that makes their Premier League triumph so amazing.No, this time eight years ago the Foxes were facing up to life in the third tier for the first time in their (then) 124-year history when they dropped into League One following a 0-0 draw with Stoke, who earned promotion to the Premier League at the same time.How times change…VIDEO: LEICESTER PLAYERS CELEBRATE WINNING THE LEAGUE AT JAMIE VARDY’S HOUSE
This Friday morning on Sportsday we reflect on France reaching the final of Euro 2016 after Antonine Griezmann’s double saw off World Champions Germany in Marseille.We also look ahead to the men’s semi-finals at Wimbledon as Andy Murray aims to reach his third final at the All England Club.There is also reaction to Warrington Wolves 44-14 win against Salford Red Devils in Super League, which was live on talkSPORT 2 and much, much more.All brought to you by Russ Hargreaves and the team.