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EntertainmentLocalNews ‘Bouyon Wuk Up’ for WCMF Festival Jam #5 by: – October 7, 2016 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 237 Views no discussions Share Roseau, Dominica: October 7, 2016 – World Creole Music Festival Jam Session number 5 will feature one of Dominica’s unique musical genres – Bouyon. This week’s Festival Jam Session dubbed Bouyon wuk up will feature Xcess Groove and Clint H and friends. Patrons of the Festival Jam Session will have the opportunity to win Festival tickets and prizes from sponsors Kubuli and Digicel. A Festival sing along competition will be held where participants will have to sing a verse or two of songs performed by artistes on the Festival lineup. Festival Jam Session number 5 will take place on the Roseau Bayfront from 4 pm to 10 pm with Bouyon chef DJ Snow with sound powered by Arden Lights and Sound. The 19th edition of the World Creole Music Festival is slated for October 28-30, 2016 at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, the Dominican capital. A line-up of top regional and international acts covering a diverse range of creole music from the infectious Bouyon to the sweet sensation of Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Afro-beat, Haitian Kompa to the vibrating sounds of Cadence-lypso and Zouk awaits patrons. The main headliners of this year’s festival include Dominica’s Lady of Song Ophelia, Dominica’s song-bird Michele Henderson, Kreyol La, Dédé St. Prix, Haitian international super-star Wyclef Jean, T-Micky, African pop sensation Akon, Timaya, reggae star Popcaan, Morgan Heritage, Gentleman, Soca group Kes The Band, along with Dominican bands WCK, Triple Kay Global, Original Bouyon Pioneers, Extasy, Breve, Midnight Groovers and Bouyon Ambassador Asa Banton.
No. 9 UWF Defeats NAIA No. 15 Berry (Ga.) 7-2 PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 9 West Florida men’s tennis team (5-6, 2-1 GSC) picked up another win over an NAIA opponent by defeating 7-2 No. 15 Berry (3-2) on Wednesday, March 18 at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Complex in Pensacola. The Argonauts earned their fifth win of the season, as they dropped only two points against the Vikings.The Argonauts started strong in doubles, as they won two out of three matches. Andrey Pozhidaev (freshman/Sochi, Russia) teamed with Kevin Ducros (freshman/Aix-en-Provence, France) to defeat 8-2 Stan Atema and Daniel Mician in the first spot. The Vikings responded pulling a win at the second spot to tie the match at 1-1, with Marcelo Lebrao and Adam Clifton defeating 8-4 Argos Nathan Rosenfeld (freshman/Miami, Fla.) and Sean Gunnels (freshman/Mobile, Ala.). In the third spot, Luis Arboleda (senior/Medellin, Colombia) teamed with Jose Ycaza (senior/Guayaquil, Ecuador) and got 8-5 win over Marcelo Peterlini and Chris Clark to give the Argonauts the 2-1 lead entering the singles action. In the singles action West Florida squad was also stronger than the Vikings, as the Argos won five of the six matches. The Argonauts earned two easy 6-0, 6-1 wins in the first two matches finished to earn the 4-1 lead over the Vikings. Mike Lue (freshman/Richmond Hills, Ontario) defeated Mician, while Leandro Schujmann (sophomore/Porto Alegre, Brazil) defeated Jonathan Surls respectively in the fifth and sixth spots. Gunnels defeated Clifton with a 6-1, 6-4 score in the fourth spot, giving the Argonauts the fifth point to secure the team victory over the Vikings. Rosenfeld played in the second singles position and beat Atema with a 6-2, 6-3 score. The Vikings earned their second point in the third singles when No. 41 Arboleda fell 6-4, 6-3 to Peterlini. First Argonaut singles player Pozhidaev earned the squad’s seventh and final point by defeating Lebrao with 6-3, 6-4 score. Adding up the score from singles and doubles, the Argonauts earned a 7-2 victory over the Vikings. With the win West Florida improves to a 5-6 overall record, while the Berry drops to a 3-2 record. West Florida will now have a tough opponent ahead, when it faces Division I No. 5 Mississippi (12-2) on Thursday March 19 at 1:00 pm. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Singles#1 Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. Marcelo Lebrao (BC) 6-3, 6-4#2 Nathan Rosenfeld (UWF) def. Stan Atema (BC) 6-2, 6-3#3 Marcelo Peterlini (BC) def. Luis Arboleda (UWF) 6-4, 6-3#4 Sean Gunnels (UWF) def. Adam Clifton (BC) 6-1, 6-4#5 Mike Lue (UWF) def. Daniel Mician (BC) 6-0, 6-1#6 Leandro Schujmann (UWF) def. Jonathan Surls (BC) 6-0, 6-1Doubles#1 Pozhidaev/Ducros (UWF) def. Atema/Mician (BC) 8-2#2 Lebrao/Clifton (BC) def. Rosenfeld/Gunnels (UWF) 8-4#3 Jose Ycaza/Arboleda (UWF) def. Peterlini/Chris Clark (BC) 8-5Print Friendly Version Share Andrey Pozhidaev (Photo by John Blackie)
Tennessee football has looked like a different team this season once the second half begins — and not in a good way.A Tennessee fan made a YouTube video that parodies DIRECTV ads.To highlight the discrepancies between the Vols’ first- and second-half performances, a Tennessee fan took to YouTube to make a parody of DIRECTV commercials. The series of commercials by the satellite service provider show an individual in two very different states depending on whether they use DIRECTV or cable.Tennessee Football as a Direct TV Commercial (Parody)“In the first half, you’ll be posting statuses about how happy you are — bring on the beer!” says the Vols fan who claims to have chosen DIRECTV.“During the second half, you’re going to completely question why you’re a Tennessee fan,” says the cable-choosing, dysfunctional Tennessee fan. “I’m dead inside.”For UT’s Butch Jones, losses never fadeIn two of its last three games, Tennessee has blown double-digit fourth-quarter leads to Oklahoma and Florida. The Vols play Arkansas on Saturday at 6 p.m. Central in Knoxville.Follow Matt Slovin on Twitter @MattSlovin.
David De Gea David De Gea has sign a new contract at Manchester United just days after his transfer to Real Madrid collapsed at the last minute.The Spaniard has penned a four-year deal with the option of a fifth, despite being on the cusp of quitting Old Trafford.It’s a deal which is good for all concerned in Manchester as the player gets more money, Louis van Gaal gets to play his best shot-stopper and the club will get a transfer fee next summer should he get his move to Real.And Red Devils supporters are definitely happy with the news… 1
Dons now 4-0 in Cloverbelt EastBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterOWEN — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic boys basketball team improved to 7-0 with a 86-64 win over Owen-Withee in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Tuesday night at Owen-Withee High School. Game statistics were not reported.The game was a make-up from last Friday, when it was postponed due to a winter storm.The Dons are now 4-0 in the Cloverbelt East heading into a game at home against Gilman on Thursday. Owen-Withee falls to 3-4 and 3-2 in the conference.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Founded in 2008, the Soweto Equestrian Centre is the only one of its kind in Soweto, the biggest township in SA. Enos Mafokate stroking his favourite horse Salmy. Mafokate regards Salmy, 23 years old, as part of his family after their many triumphs together. Sifiso Hlatshwayo and Menzi Buthelezi, holding the saddles they made during the saddler course. (Images: Ray Maota) MEDIA CONTACTS • Enos Mafokate Soweto Equestrian Centre: Founder +27 82 330 7030 RELATED ARTICLES • SA horse goes for glory in Hong Kong• South Africa’s shark whisperer• SA puppet company wins a Tony • Gallery: South Africa’s wildlifeRay Maota“I have a dream that one day a student from the Soweto Equestrian Centre will compete for South Africa in the Olympic Games.”This quote stands out on the homepage of the website for the centre, run by former show jumper, Olympian and horse groomer Enos Mafokate.Mafokate (66) is a man in love with horses. He has achieved what many would have deemed impossible – breaking into a white-dominated sport during the height of apartheid in 1960s’ South Africa.One of the high points of his career came when he was asked to travel to the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, as a member of a South African development team. This marked South Africa’s first participation in the event for over 30 years, because of a decades-long international sporting embargo.Mafokate rode in the official parade and although he didn’t compete, his presence at the Olympics was a huge inspiration to himself and to up-and-coming equestrians.“Horses are my life. They have taken me around the world and have made me the man I am today,” said the sporting pioneer.Introducing children to horse-ridingThe land on which the centre is operated was officially handed over to Mafokate by the City of Johannesburg in 2008, making the establishment – in its current state – four years old.Over 700 children have been introduced to horses and horse riding at the centre, with lessons taking place twice a week: on Fridays and Saturdays.The centre also offers courses in essential equestrian skills like saddlery, grooming and general farrier skills.A total of 19 horses live here, including Jojo; Thabazimbi; Polokwane; Mpho; Sediba; Lady D; London Pride; Fabio; and Mafokate’s favourite, Salmy.“Salmy is 23 years old and is like a part of my family. I don’t ride her competitively anymore,” said Mafokate.He added that when she dies, the centre will have a proper burial with a tombstone for Salmy – because to him she is only a horse by name.Conquering barriersMafokate’s passion for horses was realised in the 1960s when he started participating in the elite sport of show jumping. Accomplished against a backdrop of apartheid South Africa, this was no mean feat.His relationship with horses started in his teen years when he got a job with John Walker, a farm owner in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg.“Many white people used to come and picnic at the farm, especially during the December holidays, and I would look after their horses for them while they enjoyed themselves. That’s when my love for horses blossomed,” said Mafokate.In the late 1950s, Mafokate got a job manning the gates at the Woodmead Golf Course, which allowed him to tend to the patrons’ horses while they played golf.He got his first taste of show jumping as a 16-year-old in 1962, working for a Springbok show jumper as the horses’ groom, and in the same year got his first chance to compete.“The people I was working for decided to give us black people a chance at show jumping,” he recalled.Mafokate could only compete against other black jumpers because regulations at the time barred people of different races from competing against each other.“I came first in that competition – wearing overalls.”A year later Mafokate won a riding competition at the Inanda Country Base in Kyalami.Apartheid was in full effect at this point in his career and he had to shelve his show jumping career until 1975 when, he said, some white people “decided to ignore politics”.Mafokate, along with 16 other grooms, were enrolled at the Marist Brothers College, the only school that allowed black people to compete in the sport.He went on to win the Rothmans Derby in 1976 and the championship at the Constantia Show Grounds in Cape Town in 1977 and 1978, and his future seemed set.“I was the first black member of the Transvaal Horse Society, which was based at Kyalami. I was also the first black rider in 127 years to compete in the Pietermaritzburg Royal Agricultural Horse Show in 1978,” said Mafokate.“My colleagues and I were now being called black riders, not grooms. We had attained recognition.”Meeting Princess AnneMafokate became the first sportsman in South Africa to take part in an international sporting event in 1982, after 20 years of sanctions on South Africa, because of the country’s apartheid policy, forced sportsmen and women into isolation.Out of 31 riders, he came fifth at the London Royal International Horse Show. His highlight of the show was coming within a stone’s throw of the British Royal family.“I saw Queen Elizabeth drive herself in a green Rover; Prince Charles play polo and Princess Diana holding a young Prince William. The highlight, however, was seeing Princess Anne, who I knew loved show jumping,” said Mafokate.Mafokate tried to talk horses with the princess, herself an acclaimed equestrian, but was denied the privilege by a bodyguard. The incident troubled him for years.He had to wait until 2011 to see Princess Anne again when he spoke at an event hosted by UK charity World Horse Welfare (WHW).“I went wet around the mouth when I saw her again,” Mafokate told guests at the event.He and Princess Anne spoke briefly but just as Mafokate was enjoying the conversation, the Princess had to speak to someone else.“She said I’ll see you later, but we never spoke again,” said Mafokate.He said, however, sources told him “when she said she’d see you later she meant it.”Princess Anne visited the Soweto Equestrian Centre in April, during a visit to South Africa to mark her mother’s 60th year on the throne.“I never thought she would come to see my centre. When I asked her why she came, she said ‘I came because you started something which no one ever thought could happen in a black township’.”Graduation dayThe centre, the only one of its kind in Soweto, held a graduation ceremony for horse handling and farrier skills and saddle making on 24 April.In collaboration with Avis Car Hire and WHW, the centre brings in overseas trainers and tools to train students in specialist equestrian techniques.The 10-week course, attended by 20 students, is divided into four modules: two three-week courses and another two that run over two weeks.WHW’s Jim Balfour, who helped with the training on the course, addressed the graduates: “Congratulations to you all. Do not forget about what it took to get this certificate, go out there and conquer.”The students came from different parts of the country, including the Eastern Cape, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal.Karin Bothma, a horse inspector with the Carthorse Protection Association in Cape Town, said: “I’ve always loved horses but the farrier and grooming course taught me how to connect better with the horses.” Bothma graduated with several distinctions.Christa Smit, sustainability manager at Avis, said that the company supports the equestrian centre because the course was enterprising and contributed to community upliftment.A fun day for children with disabilitiesFormal training is not all that the centre has to offer. The Moonlight Foundation for children with autism recently held a fun day for children suffering from this developmental disorder of the brain, characterised by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behaviour.Siphokazi Mtshotshisa is the founder of the foundation.“On 2 April it was World Autism Day and we decided to treat the children to a fun day which involved horse riding,” she said. “It’s very therapeutic for them.”The foundation seeks to do away with the stigma of autism in the black community as most people do not understand it and say the child is bewitched or crazy, said Mtshotshisa.
The Columbia municipal prosecutor’s office confirmed Thursday that charges have been filed against former Columbia police chief Ken Burton.Burton was arrested two weeks ago on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the area of Broadway and McBaine Avenue in Columbia.He was released on summons.According to KMIZ, Burton is being charged for driving while intoxicated and failing to stop for a red light.Burton announced last December he was resigning as Columbia police chief, days after he was placed on administrative leave. He had run CPD since 2009.