Cunningham strikes gold in Stuttgart

first_imgJAMAICA’s female combined martial arts team captain, Sheckema Cunningham, made history on Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, winning gold at the International Sport Kickboxing Association’s (ISKA) International German Open.The Open is a German qualifier for the World Championships to be held in Stuttgart, May 2016.Cunningham, the first Jamaican to medal at the historic tough European tournament, was the sole black female competitor among 1,700 fighters.The toast of the preliminary rounds, Cunningham arrived in Stuttgart Friday night with coach Jason McKay. She shook off jet lag to win gold by beating German champion Kerstin Schmidbauer, 15-13, in an epic final.”It was rough and the fighters were really good, but I was more aggressive and had my coach shouting me on, forcing me to take the fight to her,” the relieved gold medallist told The Gleaner.Victory in Stuttgart qualified Cunningham for the World Championship in Stuttgart next year.An elated McKay said Cunningham’s chances of taking gold at the World Championships were bright.”She was clinical and showed great fighting spirit. She can take gold at the Worlds next year,” he said.Cunningham shone at the ISKA US Open in July, winning her three fights in leading Jamaica to a silver medal in the Gold Cup won by Germany.Among her accolades is a bronze medal in sparring at the International Taekwon-Do Federation 2011 World Championships.last_img read more

School District 60 finances in accordance with Provincial Guidelines: Audit

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District’s finances for the year ending June 30th, 2016, are in accordance with the Provincial standards that are set out by the province, according to the audit recently done on the board.KPMG, which is a external auditing company, conducted the audit of School District 60’s expenses.The districts total financial assets totalled $17,335,826.00 compared to $11,251,780.00 in 2015. The district also had a total of $70,930,656.00 in Non-financial assets in 2016. In 2015, they had $65,940,843.00.- Advertisement -Revenue saw $68,476,732 come in. The district had originally budgeted for $64,526,926.00. In 2015, revenue was at $69,886,777.00. So there was a slight drop this year from last.Expenses saw a little bit of a spike in 2016. There was $66,583,323.00 in expenses. In 2015, there was $62,493,121.00.Cash and cash equivalents saw a rise from $9,913,301.00 in 2015. In 2016, that number is $15,993,365.00.Advertisement There were $144,000.00 in Prepaid expenses for the year compared to $197,000.00 in 2015.Overall, School District 60 said there were no major surprises when it came to the budget, or any major questions.last_img read more

‘Gooners own the internet!’ – Fans react as Arsene Wenger is named ‘Manager of the Season’…sort of

first_img Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 1 Arsenal fans were up to mischief again on Tuesday as the Gunners were runaway winners at the inaugural Facebook Football Awards (we don’t know either).Loyal Gooners have proved a force to be reckoned with on social media, as they followed up voting Jack Wilshere’s thunder-strike as Match of the Day’s goal of the season – despite scoring it the same day – , with voting Arsene Wenger as the Premier League’s best manager.It’s fair to say the Frenchman still divides opinion at the Emirates Stadium, yet the north Londoners still managed to get their manager to pip Premier League-winning boss Jose Mourinho, Alan Pardew – who arguably kept two teams up this season – plus England’s leading coach Garry Monk to the award.Other winners included Facebook’s Player of the Year, Alexis Sanchez, and the club itself, which was named the Best Premier League Club of the Year.Impressive really.See how the Twittersphere reacted below…last_img read more