‘Kpelle Do’—The Way A Kpelle Man Fights

first_imgLiberian taekwondo expert, Master Herbert Hansley has a sense of humor about inventions, and that was exactly why he had developed his own version of the famous Asian fighting philosophy, taekwondo, and has renamed his version Kpelle Do. He defines it as ‘The way a Kpelle man fights.’An ethnic Kpelle, his fighting style: Kpelle Do is similar in nature to the Asian Hap Ki Do, also another version of self defense with bare hands and feet.“Kpelle Do is not a system to cause harm to others,” he told the Daily Observer in an interview recently. “But it is the way a Kpelle man fights in self defense and body fitness.”He made that statement with a smile, mixed with humor, but noted that it is a serious fighting sport like its Asian counterparts.He said this is not a style to injure others.“Like its Asian counterpart, (Taekwondo) Kpelle Do is a form of style that is used to defend or protect the weak, like women and children from abusers,” he noted.Organized in 2005 in Monrovia, Master Hansley said Kpelle Do has been helping providing physical education support to many of its members.He is popular among the Taekwondo community in the country, he said.With background in law enforcement, Master Hansley who initially graduated from Tubman High School in Monrovia, went to the United States and made incredible progress in education and career.“For the last several years I have been coming back home with the idea to contribute to the country’s reconstruction,” Master Hansley said.He is also a member of the Emmanuel AME Church and provides outreach support, materially and otherwise to 29 kids in the church’s orphanage center.A member of the foreign board of the Diana E. Davis Elementary and Senior High School, his personal CV speaks volumes of his ability to help Liberia in the law enforcement area, where his passion is in the wake of UNMIL drawdown.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kenya 7s in All Blacks date, Dunford out

first_imgThe last encounter saw Treu once again fail to beat his former employers as the record advanced to 6-1 this year following five loses at last season’s HSBC World Series to a single victory.Shujaa found the going tough from the start with Springboks dominating the African derby as Cecil Afrika opened the lead after piling pressure to ground down for a 5-0 lead before Braco du Preez doubled the lead.Afrika was instrumental for the third try, setting Saebolo Senalta while team effort saw Kwoggo Smith seal the win as the bronze medalist booked a date with hosts Scotland.In the second match, Winger Dennis Ombachi scored a hat-trick of tries to send Kenya to Cup quarters after registering a resounding 35-5 win over Trinidad and Tobago in their second Group B match.Shujaa had earlier on beat Cook Islands 28-0 in their opener as they dominated the contest with Ombachi, the Mwamba RFC player opening the scoring in the third minute after receiving a pass from fly-half Biko Adema who picked the ball from the scrum as he went on to convert for a 7-0 lead.Ombachi then touched down his brace when he sprinted on the right after Kenya’s record try scorer Collins Injera fed him as Adema did well to convert from a tight angle for a 14-0.Trinidad pulled one back after utilizing Kenya’s defensive lapse for Joseph Quashie to ground down from a kick as they missed the conversion.Veteran Humphrey Kayange used his experience to score his first try of the tournament after breaking through from a solo effort as Adema’s kick went through for a 21-5 lead.Ombachi completed his hat-trick three minutes later as Injera once again set him through to touch the white wash before Felix Ayange hammered the final nail on the coffin after powering through from the midfield.In the opener, Injera scored a brace of tries to see Shujaa start on a winning note over Cook Island.Injera opened the scoring midway through the first-half after splitting the defence to touch down with Adema converting for a 7-0 lead.Shujaa built on their 7-0 lead upon resumption, with Treu bringing on Michael Agevi for Michael Wanjala who increased the pace of the game.Injera completed his brace minutes later as Adema made no mistake to convert for a 14-0 lead.Two minutes to the hooter, Billy Odhiambo dispossessed the Islanders to ground down for the third try before Agevi sealed the win.Duford floored againKenyan top swimmer Jason Dunford, once again missed out the chance to medal in the 100m freestyle where he bowed out at the semi-finals after finishing last in a time of 50.78.Dunford who was stripped off his 50m butterfly title on Friday by England’s Benjamin Proud will compete in his last event Sunday in 100m backstroke for his last stab at Commonwealth glory.Meanwhile, Sylvia Tanya and Ger Jamie qualified to the semi-finals of women’s 50m Butterfly while Anita Zahra bid goodbye the competition after finishing seventh in heat 2.Boxers punch their way upKenyan boxers continued to post good results, with Nicholas Okong’o progressing to round 16 of the lightweight after flooring Mauritius’ John Colin.The three judges awarded Okong’o 29 points in each round to bag 89 points while Nickson Otieno punched Samoa’s Patelo Magagi in middleweight to storm round 16.Simon Mulinge also sailed to round 16 after beating Namibian Immanuel Shapaka in flyweight to book a date with Lesotho’s Moroke Mokhotho.Kenya Police Elly Ajowi knocked out Botswana’s Thabang Motsewabeng in light heavyweight to collect 83 points while Alumasa Matayo meet hosts Aquel Ahmen in light fly round 16.Women performed better in Judo but could not reach the medal bracket as with Esther Akinyi come close but was bundled out by Scotland’s Sarah Adlington in the 78 kg in the semis.Alice Chebet reached the quarters while Levy Kiplagat and Evans Ouko failed to go past the preliminary round in 90 kg and 100 kg respectively.In Lawn bowls Mirriam Nyokabi was beaten by Jersey’s Lindsey Greechan in round 5, with same case applying in shooting where Shaminderpal Signh and Shitul Shah finished 24th and 25th.Kenya also lost in the Queen’s Prize pairs final, finishing 13th as England won gold.In Squash, Safina Madhani was eliminated in women’s consolation plate quarters by Kimbarley Borg of Malta 3-1with her male counterpart Hartaj Bains beaten by Zambia’s Mwinga Legwe by similar score line.Kenya will seek her first medal Sunday, when track and field events kick-off with the Marathon as the country looks to defend the men’s title and eye for the women’s too.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, July 27 – Kenya rugby 7s will face defending champions New Zealand in the Main Cup quarter-finals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Sunday after securing two wins in Group B despite losing 20-0 in their final preliminary match against South Africa.Earlier, Paul Treu charges, got off to a solid start after stewing Cook Islands 28-0 in their opener before seeing off Trinidad and Tobago 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Can Chelsea be even better than last season? One Premier League manager thinks so…

first_img1 Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes Premier League champions Chelsea could be a better team than last season despite their poor start.Chelsea have four points from their opening three games and play Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in Jose Mourinho’s 100th Premier League home game and 200th league match as boss.Pardew said: “They have a side that looks to me like it could be better than the one last year and that one won them the league.“They have some new players. They’re integrating those.“It would be fair to say Chelsea are not quite in the groove (they were in) when we played them last time.”Chelsea clinched the title on May 3 with a 1-0 defeat of Palace at Stamford Bridge.History is also against Palace – it is 33 years since the Eagles won away at the Blues.“We performed last year almost to our maximum and still got beat. It’s one of those places,” Pardew added.“You have to go there and play your best game and hope that you get a result.” Alan Pardew last_img read more

Sunni Arab leaders seek U.S. help for Anbar police

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Morrell said the half-hour meeting was “very warm and productive,” coming nearly two months after Gates joined President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a one-day visit to Anbar province for talks with provincial leaders, including the slain Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha. Morrell said the Anbar leaders told Gates they hoped that the improved security they helped achieve in predominantly Sunni Anbar could be replicated elsewhere in Iraq. They also asked for U.S. help in expanding and equipping the provincial police force. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Sunni Arab leaders from Iraq’s Anbar province asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday for U.S. help in expanding their police forces. They included Sheik Ahmed Abu Risha, older brother of Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha, the leader of a Sunni revolt against al-Qaida in Iraq who was assassinated near the provincial capital of Ramadi in September. The slain sheik had organized Sunni Arab clans into an alliance to drive al-Qaida from sanctuaries in Anbar province where the terror movement had flourished since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Also attending Wednesday’s meeting at the Pentagon were the chairman of the Anbar provincial council, the governor of Anbar and the mayor of the city of Ramadi, said Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell. last_img read more

Long ball football got Manchester United back into match, claims Jurgen Klopp

first_img Liverpool looked set for victory before Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late equaliser Jurgen Klopp cut a frustrated figure after claiming Manchester United’s long-ball tactics cost Liverpool three points in a “wild” derby.Unlike October’s drab, goalless draw at Anfield, the 50th Premier League meeting of the bitter rivals lived up to the billing in terms of entertainment and energy at Old Trafford.Liverpool looked set to give the hosts a bloody nose as James Milner fired home a first-half penalty after Paul Pogba, whose Twitter hashtag was advertised around the pitch, handled a corner in the box.However, the world’s most expensive player’s blushes were saved by fellow big-name summer acquisition Zlatan Ibrahimovic heading home six minutes from time to secure a 1-1 draw.Klopp was naturally frustrated to have conceded a late equaliser, which the Liverpool boss believes was borne out of United’s direct style that ended up with the ball spending “25 minutes in the air”.“We needed to be brave, we created the spaces we wanted, we scored the goal,” Klopp told BBC Sport.“In the end period of the game when United started playing long balls – (to) Marouane Fellaini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – after 80 minutes (of) high intense football, it is really hard.“I hoped we would have a bit of luck, unfortunately not, but all good.“Tomorrow I can enjoy the result, but tonight only the performance.“It is so intense. They play long balls, it was a wild game. There was a lot of action in the last few minutes.“We were here to win the game, which is why we are not 100 per cent satisfied.”Klopp was proud of his players’ display given Liverpool were without a number of key men against a United team on a nine-match winning run in all competitions.The German has now lost just one of his seven meetings with Mourinho, who he clashed with towards the end of the match after an incident involving Roberto Firmino and Ander Herrera.Both managers downplayed the issue, though, Klopp saying: “We could not have the same opinion in this moment.”Liverpool’s manager was unwilling to speak about a potential offside in the build-up to United’s equaliser or a Wayne Rooney challenge on goalscorer Milner, while Mourinho was coy on the spot-kick conceded by Pogba.The United manager had few arguments about referee Michael Oliver’s overall display, but used the penalty as a chance to make a point of his own.“I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t know, I didn’t watch. But the referee was very close, so probably it is a penalty.“The problem with the penalties are they are just a criteria – sometimes you give, sometimes you don’t – and it is amazing that 21 Premier League matches, plus three in the League Cup, plus one in the FA Cup is 25.“In 25 matches, we had one penalty – it is something for the Guinness (World Records) – but today was in our box and I didn’t watch.“But I have to believe that was a penalty and I am happy for the referee if it was a penalty because his record for us this season is three matches, three penalties against. So if this time it was a penalty, I am happy for Michael.”Mourinho clammed up when asked if he was claiming bias against his side – “no, no, you use that word, I don’t,” he said – but his frustration at failing to win was clear.“I think it was a very emotional game,” the United boss said. “I believe very entertaining, I believe every player – our players, Liverpool players – are very tired because they gave everything they could until the limits.“I didn’t watch, but it looked like the referee had a good performance, but I think Manchester United can play better than we did.“And, in spite of it not being my problem, I think Liverpool can play better than they did because I have watched them play many times.“So I think in terms of quality, the game was below the quality of both teams, but in terms of a proper Premier League match, a proper derby – it had a lot for the people to enjoy.” 1last_img read more

This Pochettino decision could earn Tottenham £50m in the summer

first_imgTottenham fans were a little surprised by Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up against Arsenal.The manager decided to begin with Kieran Trippier at right-back and leave Kyle Walker on the bench at White Hart Lane, and some of the club’s supporters are trying not to read too much into it.Walker’s future has been a talking point lately and recent transfer rumours suggest the 26-year-old will consider his future in the summer, while he has also been linked with a £50m move to Man City.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of thoughts from fans on Twitter. Mauricio Pochettino left Kyle Walker on the bench against Arsenal 1last_img read more

The SHOCKING statistic about European domestic champions this season

first_img Germany – Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund currently lead the way in Germany’s top flight while champions Bayern Munich sit in second place. 20 20 20 20 France – Ligue 1 – Paris Saint-Germain currently lead the way in France’s top flight while champions Monaco sit in second place. Switzerland – Swiss Super League – Young Boys currently lead the way in Switzerland’s top flight while champions Basel sit in third place. Israel – Israeli Premier League – Hapoel Haifa currently lead the way in Israel’s top flight while champions Hapoel Be’er Sheva sit in tenth place. Russia – Russian Premier League – Zenit St. Petersburg currently lead the way in Russia’s top flight while champions Spartak Moscow sit in sixth place. 20 20 The Netherlands – Eredivisie – PSV Eindhoven currently lead the way in The Netherlands’ top flight while champions Feyenoord sit in second place. 20 Czech Republic – 1. Liga – Viktoria Plzen currently lead the way in Czech Republic’s top flight while champions Slavia Prague sit in third place. Turkey – Super Lig – Galatasaray currently lead the way in Turkey’s top flight while champions Besiktas sit in second place. 20 20 In Europe’s top 20 leagues, only one reigning champion is currently top. Click right for a round up of the continent’s title races… – Barcelona currently lead the way in Spain’s top flight while champions Real Madrid sit in fifth place. Austria – Austrian Football Bundesliga – Sturm Graz currently lead the way in Austria’s top flight while champions Red Bull Salzburg sit in second place. 20 Italy – Serie A – Napoli currently lead the way in Italy’s top flight while champions Juventus sit in second place. 20 Greece – Superleague Greece – AEK Athens currently lead the way in Greece’s top flight while champions Olympiacos sit in seventh place. 20 20 20 Denmark – Danish Superliga – Nordsjaelland currently lead the way in Denmark’s top flight while champions Copenhagen sit in fifth place. 20 Portugal – Primeira Liga – Porto currently lead the way in Portugal’s top flight while champions Benfica sit in third place. 20 Croatia – 1. HNL – Dinamo Zagreb currently lead the way in Croatia’s top flight while champions Rijeka sit in second place. Claiming a domestic league title is the trophy every football fan dreams of.Seeing off your fiercest rivals – and everyone else in between – during a gruelling league season is the ultimate test of a side’s quality.But nothing lasts forever, as clubs enjoy a brief bragging-rights spell during the summer holidays.And it would appear success has gone to the heads of domestic champions across Europe in light of this shocking statistic.In all but one of UEFA’s top 20 leagues, the defending champion is NOT leading the way at the top of the table.Click the right arrow, above, to see the leader of each European league and where the reigning champions currently sit. 20 20 England – Premier League – Manchester City currently lead the way in England’s top flight while champions Chelsea sit in fourth place. Belgium – Jupiler League – Club Brugge currently lead the way in Belgium’s top flight while champions Anderlecht sit in seventh place. Ukraine – Ukrainian Premier League – Shakhtar Donetsk currently lead the way in Ukraine’s top flight – and are the only reigning domestic European champion on top of their respective league. 20 Poland – Ekstraklasa – Gornik Zabrze currently lead the way in Poland’s top flight while champions Legia Warsaw sit in eighth place. 20 Cyprus – 1. Division – Anorthosis Famagusta currently lead the way in Cyprus’ top flight while champions APOEL Nicosia sit in eighth place. last_img read more

Two Liverpool fans hilariously miss Genk win… because they travelled to Ghent

first_img Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Getty Images – Getty 1 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman statement Als iemand deze twee kent of hun gegevens heeft, zeg hen dat ze vanavond welkom zijn in de Ghelamco Arena voor #GntWol! If anybody knows these two or has their contact details, tell ‘em they’re invited for our game against @VfL_Wolfsburg tonight.https://t.co/rtr90pYMqo— KAA Gent (@KAAGent) October 24, 2019 latest Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son rookie error update appointed Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool beat Genk 4-1 on Wednesday center_img Travelling away from home to watch your beloved football team can be the ultimate experience for any dedicated fan.However, should you get the location completely wrong, you may think otherwise. on target Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta And that is exactly what happened to two Liverpool supporters, who set out to watch the Reds take on Belgium side Genk in the Champions League.The trouble is they ended up in the wrong Belgian city on Wednesday evening – landing in Ghent rather thank Genk.Two goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and a goal each from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah helped the European champions to a comfortable 4-1 win – the Reds’ first three points on the road in the competition since October 2017. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff stalemate Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Belgian website sporza.be, reported that the two men noticed they were heading to the wrong city 30 minutes before the match and by then, they were already on the train.So, instead of watching the game inside the Luminus Arena, the pair had to enjoy the action from inside an Irish pub called The Celtic Towers, where they posed for a picture holding their tickets.It was not all bad for the unlucky fans, however.As a result of their hilarious mix-up, local club KAA Gent invited the pair to watch their Europa League clash against Wolfsburg on Thursday! targets last_img read more

Play-off heartbreak for Sligo rugby team

first_imgSligo head coach Paddy Pearson paid tribute to the efforts of his team.Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190420-163209.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. All-Ireland League promotion semi-final resultBlackrock College 28 Sligo 27Sligo’s bid to secure a second consecutive promotion in rugby’s All-Ireland League ended in Dublin on Saturday, when the concession of a late try in added time, saw them lose to Blackrock College by a single point – 28-27 at Stradbrook.It was cruel luck on Paddy Pearson’s side as they had been in front for almost all of the game – and still led by six points going into the 82nd minute of a gripping contest.But a succssion of penalties against Sligo presented Blackrock with a key try-scoring opportunity – and they took it in added-time – with the successful conversion giving the Rock a one-point win.Sligo scrumhalf and captain Ryan Feehily, recently named Connacht’s Senior Club Player of the Year, gave his postmatch verdict to Ocean FM Sport’s Cathal Mullaney.Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/20190420-162536.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

RnaG’s Damien Ó Dónaill nominated for ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award

first_imgRTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta presenter and sports commentator Damien Ó Dónaill has been nominate for a prestigious award. An tOireachtas announced the shortlist for the Rising Star of the Year Award, one of the award categories in their annual Irish Language Media Awards. Ó Dónaill is one of the people listed – alongside Niamh Ní Chróinín (Raidió RíRá / RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta / Spin1038), Ciara Ní É (Blogger), Doireann Ní Ghlacáin (Fleadh TV, TG4) and Eoghan Ó Loideáin (Dochreidte Gan Dabt, TG4).  Sláine Ní Chathalláin, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, was voted Young Rising Star of the Year in 2017.In 2013, Damien won the RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta/GAA commentary competition.The Rannafast man succeeded the late Seamus Mac Geidigh as the voice of Donegal GAA on RnaThe Rising Star Award is determined by public vote. Voting lines are now open and will close at midday on Tuesday, 30 October 2018. Texts cost €1.00/£1.00. “ To vote for Damien:Text: GRADAM102 To: 57003RnaG’s Damien Ó Dónaill nominated for ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award was last modified: September 11th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more