56-year-old Sejfo Šehović achieved his Life Goal in Las Vegas and became World Champion

first_imgSejfo Šehović (56) won two gold medals for our country at the World Powerlifting Championships, which is held from the 10th to 20th of September, in Las Vegas.In the category up to 73 kg, as he had on weighing, Šehović lifted 225 kg and broke the world record in the deadlift. Few days later, he won gold in powerlifting as well. In the category up to 72kg, he lifted 230 kilograms. This result was enough for the world record as well.Šehović is still in Las Vegas. He told to reporters how he fought for the performance on this eminent competition.“I became Champion of Balkan twice. I won the titles in Slovenia and Serbia. Moreover, I became the European champion in England and gained the right to participate in the World Championships in the United States. The competition in Las Vegas is being held from the 10th to the 20th of September. I achieved a good result. It is a great honor for me to represent B&H and that our flag is on diploma with other champions. Many countries in the world had their representatives,” said Šehović.B&H representative emphasized that he won gold in the deadlift where he lifted 225 kilograms, and in powerlifting when he lifted 230 kilograms. He broke both European and World record in both categories.“I won two gold medals for B&H and it really means a lot to me. I must say that I would not be able to come to this prestigious competition without my friends. I hereby thank Adnan Karabas, who arrived from St. Louis with his 4 relatives to cheer for me. I realized my life goals, when it comes to this sport. I refer to the powerlifting and deadlift. Still, I will continue until my health serves me. I would like to emphasize that I was second in the overall standings in the world with two gold. Besides two gold medals, I was the second in the deadlift category – absolutely the strongest,” said Šehović.Finally, he emphasized that an association for the development of this sport was established in Sarajevo.“We have established and registered the Association for the development of strength sports in powerlifting. The president is Irfan Muhic. There are a few more people who love this sport. We will aspire to take more youth off the streets and turn them towards the sport where we achieved such a great results,” concluded the champion who will return to Sarajevo on Monday.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Targeted ICE office shootings in Texas blamed on ‘political rhetoric’

first_imgOfficials are blaming “political rhetoric and misinformation” after shots were fired at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in San Antonio, Texas, early Tuesday morning.Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, unidentified suspects fired shots at a San Antonio building which includes the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) field office and Jefferson Bank offices.The FBI confirmed in a press conference later Tuesday that it was targeted attack.“All of the shots that we have found were on the floors where ICE has offices, so there is no question it is a very targeted attack, said Head of San Antonio FBI Christopher Combs.No injuries were reported, but ICE agents and other faculty were inside the building at the time of the shooting, the FBI said.Federal investigators from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are currently investigating the “targeted attack.”As of Wednesday, the FBI has not identified a suspect, but reportedly plan to charge the person or persons with assault on a federal official.One person was arrested at the scene but later released.This story is developing.last_img read more

Go to Wonderland with OlyBella and Gallery Boom

first_imgFacebook43Tweet0Pin0Submitted by OlyBellaThis year’s Girls Night Out participants will get the chance to visit Wonderland, thanks to a very special collaboration between OlyBella and Gallery Boom.  The Gallery is hosting an Alice in Wonderland themed event from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017.  The event will feature live music with Holy Oly Tribe, yummy treats by Tasteful Joy, a Wonderland photo booth, a Dandelion Art Show “sitting garden”, puzzle pin craft activities, floral arrangements and crafts by Sugar Pine Floral, and a painting raffle. Gallery Boom artists will be dressed in costume and helping host the event.OlyBella at 2017 Spring ArtsWalk. Photo courtesy: OlyBellaOlyBella will also be giving away free samples of Chica Rosa Lip Butter (black cherry, vanilla bean and rose). The flavor is being re-launched at Girls Night Out (GNO) after a popular limited edition run earlier in the year. Special Mother’s Day Lip Butter packages featuring the flavor will be available for purchase. OlyBella owner Olivia Salazar de Breaux is excited about the opportunity to sponsor this event at Gallery Boom. When she approached the Gallery owner Christine Malek several months ago about participating in GNO, she shared the impact this event has on the community and on the women who attend. They talked about creating a space where all would feel welcomed; participants could relax and enjoy themselves, mingle and have fun, experience the rich offering of local artwork the Gallery has to offer, and make more memories.“Not only does this event bring a much-needed economic boost to our amazing downtown businesses, it is also a time to create lasting memories. My sisters and I attended our very first GNO in 2012 and made a pact to attend future events. Even after losing our younger sister – who passed away in 2012 months after GNO – we continue this tradition to pay honor and celebrate sisterhood. The energy and the excitement of this event is something that I am THRILLED to be a part of this year with Gallery Boom.”The Gallery Boom in Wonderland event is open to the public and all genders are welcome. Girls Night Out participants attend free, others pay $3 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Capsaicin Collective.last_img read more

Rangers ‘fan’ taunts footballer using his sister who died of cancer when she was…

first_imgImage Courtesy: TwitterAdvertisement 76nNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs97Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2fbt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nw7Would you ever consider trying this?😱1i1zv5Can your students do this? 🌚2e92Roller skating! Powered by Firework Following the famous ‘Old Firm’ derby against Rangers, Celtic FC captain Scott Brown was repulsively abused by an opposition fan, using the player’s late sister who was a cancer victim at the age of only 21.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TwitterThe Celts won the match at Ibrox Stadium 2-0 on Sunday with goals from Odsonne Édouard and Jonny Hayes. Soon after the victorious game, as the away players were heading towards the team bus, one Rangers fan shouted at Brown: ‘How’s your sister?’The foul jab attempted by the Gers fan was referring to the 34 year old Midfielder’s late sister Fiona, who was a victim of skin cancer and passed away in 2008.Advertisement A Celtic fan named Kelly McGeachy posted a video on Twitter, calling the act ‘disgusting’. Watch the clip below-The question came in form of disrespect towards Brown, as he stopped with a look of disapproval on his face before getting on the bus, as security officials were seen trying to escort the fan out of the area.However, as soon as the clip went viral over social media, fans from the rival clubs came together to demean the vile act, and even found out the perpretator as a young man named ‘Sam Bain’. One fan confirmed that he has been given a life long ban.Celtic and Rangers are currently 1st and 2nd in the Scottish Premiership table, along with 12 and 9 points to their names, respectively. Advertisementlast_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_img And lastly, the good old flasher/hoochie combo has been catching mostly Bull Trout, but still manage a few Rainbows on these also.  Favorite depths have been 75 feet, 100 feet, and 120 feet. We did have some great days with over 10 fish to the boat.  It just seems like the fish put on their ‘feed bags’ every once in a while.  So, you just have to be out there. December saw similar fishing to the previous months.  However, the last couple weeks have produced some big fish for us.  So, hopefully the winter feeding will continue. Rainbows up to 17 Lbs and Bull Trout up to 12 Lbs have been caught lately.  Even a few bigger fish have been hooked, but seem to break the line or spit the hook. We’re also preparing for the Family Day weekend fishing derby coming up in February.  Lots of great prizes this year. ($30,000 worth)  Should be a fun weekend — Feb. 8-10  at www.ctrcanadaderby.comNote:  Reel Adventures Charters do have boats available for this derby still, as well as tickets for the derby if anyone is interested.  What are they biting on?? Looking forward to January’s fishing, as this is usually the month of our biggest fish of the year. We had some slower days with only a couple fish coming to the boat, however on a few of those slow days the couple fish we caught just happened to be the biggest fish of the week.  So, we were rewarded for our patience. Tight lines…………………………  Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Charters Nelson B.C 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.com The bite has been inconsistent, so we have been going through the tackle box each day. Just have to put your time in. But, when the bite has been on, we have been catching on:  bucktail flies favorite colors are lucky numbers 201, 210, 214, 215, and 228.  Also, Lyman plugs have been working both on the surface and on the downriggers.  Lucky Lymans have been #10, 16, 55, 69, and 100. By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures ChartersHe’s back . . . and ready to ring in the New Year with some “take it to the bank” tips on fishing on Kootenay Lake. That’s Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters with all the information to land the big one.Kootenay Lake: That pretty much covers the tackle box. Bill Norman lures have also been dragged lately.  Time to slow down your presentation with these lures, but sometimes that’s what the fish want.  This is important as the water temperature gets colder.last_img read more

Toronto Raptors executive accused of pushing Alameda deputy won’t face charges

first_imgOAKLAND — No criminal charges will be filed against Toronto Raptor’s president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri, who was accused of pushing and striking an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy after Game 6 of the NBA Finals in June, an Alameda District Attorney spokeswoman said Tuesday.“The District Attorney’s Office has determined that no criminal charges will be filed in the matter,” said spokeswoman Teresa Drenick. “However, Mr. Ujiri attended a meeting with the District Attorney’s Office …last_img read more

Tsotsi puts SA film in spotlight

first_img8 March 2006Tsotsi, the first South African-made film to win an Oscar, has put the country’s movie industry firmly in the spotlight.Arts and Culture Minster Pallo Jordan said after the award that it proved that South African film “not only has the potential to stand tall and compete as equals with our international counterparts, but is also of world class.”International debutTsotsi’s success at this year’s Oscars was anticipated by Yesterday, South Africa’s entry for the best foreign language film at last year’s Oscars.“The fact that a South African film has been nominated for an Oscar for the second consecutive year speaks volumes for the level of talent that exists in the country,” the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) said in a statement.“All that was needed was for the talent to be exposed.”The NFVF, funders of Tsotsi to the tune of R1-million, assisted the producers to take the film to the Toronto Film Festival, where it made its international debut.Tsotsi walked off with the People’s Choice award at that festival, the first of many awards it has since won.The NVFV’s contribution was a part of R35-million earmarked for movie production funding over a three-year period by the Department of Arts and Culture. Twenty-six feature-length films have so far benefited from this programme.‘Film making country’The NFVF and the department have maintained a South African presence at the Cannes Film Festival for the past several years, an approach they believe is paying dividends in the increased visibility of South African productions.“The strategy has always been to increase the volume of films, market South Africa as a film making country, and position South Africa as a partner for co-productions,” says NFVF CEO Eddie Mbalo.“After this win, the challenge will be to ensure a continuous supply of films if we are to be guaranteed audience loyalty.”Investor returnsTsotsi was entirely locally made by a South African cast and crew. James Whitehouse, chairman of production company Sasani, told The Star that this augurs well for the industry.He said that Tsotsi’s success would encourage government and investor confidence in the industry.“Up to now they’ve been getting bad returns from the film industry,” Whitehouse says. “This will ensure that Tsotsi will get good returns. This will encourage investment.”Domestic box officeAt the same time as South Africa’s films are enjoying critical acclaim overseas, locally made films are scoring increasingly success at the domestic box office.Tsotsi earned more than R500 000 in its South African opening weekend, three times more than the critically acclaimed Hotel Rwanda, and more than twice as much as Yesterday.On circuit for four weeks before the Oscar announcement, the film has already earned more than R3.2-million in South Africa.Leon Schuster’s blockbusters are the only South African movies that have earned more locally.Ster Kinekor marketing manager Helen Kuun told Business Day that the film, in its fourth week of release, grossed 19% more than the week before.“That kind of thing just doesn’t happen,” Kuun said.Locals are being presented with more South African choices at the cinema, with more local films having been released in the past 12 months than ever before.These releases have ranged from critics’ favourites such as Tsotsi to Ronnie Apteker’s Crazy Monkey and the Leon Schuster’s Mama Jack, the highest-grossing South African film ever.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

How to Effectively Deal With Impermanence

first_imgThe client you have served faithfully for all these years will be gone someday. It’s likely it won’t be your fault. They will change the way they do business. A larger company will swallow them up. They’ll move the part of the operation that you serve to a location where you can’t reach them.Given long enough, you will lose your best clients.The contact with whom you’ve had the best and most productive relationship will someday be gone, no longer there to protect you from competitive threats. She’ll take a new job in another department. She’ll leave the company to start her own business. Or she’ll move to California.You will be friends with this client forever, but you will no longer have her business.The person who blocks you from even gaining a meeting with your dream client has been in his role forever. There is no way that he is letting you in. One day, without warning, he will be gone. He will be fired for reasons you may never know. He’ll go back to school to change careers. Maybe he’s tired and he’ll just retire.The person who prevents you from winning your dream client won’t be able to keep you out forever, provided you persist.The economy is perfect for you. You are selling more and at higher margins than ever. Quarter after quarter, the numbers only go up. And then, suddenly, they drop. Not much. Just a little.Lines that go up eventually retrace their steps. And lines that go down can also change directions.It is easy to perceive that something that has been the way it is now for a long time isn’t going to change. When a line is trending downwards, it looks like it will continue in that direction. The same is true when the trend is moving in a positive direction.Over time, things change. And people with the willingness to believe something different is possible, that change is inevitable, and who are willing to take the actions necessary to bring their vision to life, are the people who change things.Accept that change is inevitable. Then make the change you want to see. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Mumbai’s moral police enforces regulations on behaviour of couples in public places

first_imgDon’t talk, just kiss” may well be the mantra of lovelorn couples when given half a chance alone in a city park. Not so for Mumbai’s lovers.The city’s moral police in connivance with authorities of such public spots have recently enforced regulations quite unsympathetic to Pop group Right Said Fred’s,Don’t talk, just kiss” may well be the mantra of lovelorn couples when given half a chance alone in a city park. Not so for Mumbai’s lovers.The city’s moral police in connivance with authorities of such public spots have recently enforced regulations quite unsympathetic to Pop group Right Said Fred’s naughty suggestions.At Colaba Woods & Sports Complex at Cuffe Parade, guards hold the threat of the nearby police station to duos getting closer than permissible.At the Bandstand Park in south Mumbai, the city police often make surprise checks. The Kamla Raheja Foundation’s garden at Santa Cruz likes to call itself a “family oriented” place (read “no necking please”).And Patwardhan Park at Bandra actually has a rule book regarding behaviour of couples.Looks like the already crowded sea promenades in the city will now see a steep rise in passion quotient.last_img read more

NSW – Yr 7 & 8 All Schools State Final, Wallsend

first_imgWallsend Touch Complex, Lewis St, Wallsend.Details of the day are as follows:Managers Meeting 8:30amFirst Round Girls: 9:00amFirst Round Boys: 9:25amPlease note the State Final could possibly conclude as late as 3:00pmContact: NSW Touch AssociationPhone: (02) 9558 9333Email: [email protected]: http://www.nswtouch.com.aulast_img