World Boxing Council (WBC) Female Super Bantamweight champion, Jamaica’s Alicia Ashley, has been nominated for three awards that will be made during the second WBC Female Convention that will be held in Tijuana, Mexico, from January 27-31.On October 29 last year, she regained the title that she lost to Mexican Jackie Nava in 2014, with a unanimous decision over Christina McMahon in New York. Her technical brilliance was on display throughout the fight, as she overwhelmed her opponent.The WBC was so pleased with her performance and the overall quality of the fight, that she has been shortlisted as Champion of the Year and for Comeback of the Year. The fight has also been listed in the category, Event of the Year.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, Ashley said that she was thrilled to have been in Jamaica recently for the RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards ceremony as a nominee, and that she thoroughly enjoyed the experience once more.PROUD OF SELFShe said that she was proud to follow this up with nominations in so many WBC categories, and this was icing on the cake, after regaining her title. It was her hope, she said, that she will come out on top in at least one category.”I think that I have a good shot in the Comeback of the Year and the Champion of the Year categories, and I am optimistic that I will get them,” she said.She added that the public will be involved in the voting, and was hopeful that her fans will cast votes for her no later than today at: http://wbcboxing.com.
SANTA CLARITA – Nominations are being sought for candidates to be considered for the 2007 Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year. These honors are bestowed on two persons each year who have given the most in voluntary efforts to the Santa Clarita Valley. The awarding of these titles goes back 43 years. The purpose of the SCV Man and Woman of the Year recognition is to honor men and women who have given outstanding volunteer service. The service may be given as an individual or as a member of a group or organization. Official nomination forms and letters were mailed in early January to every club and organization in the Santa Clarita Valley. Judging for these awards will be done by a committee made up of previous winners, and a selection will be made from the nominations. Each organization may nominate up to two candidates. The nominees and their organizations will be announced in March at a reception for the candidates. The 2007 SCV Man and Woman of the Year will be officially named May 4 at the Man and Woman of the Year dinner at the Hyatt Valencia. All Santa Clarita Valley clubs and organizations are encouraged to submit their nominations as soon as possible to the committee. Nomination applications are due by Feb. 28. For information, or to obtain a nomination form, contact 2006 honorees Diana Cusumano at (661) 254-2367 or Michael Berger at (800) 409-0746. Nominations may be e-mailed directly to Cusumano at firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to her at (661) 284-3530. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Once seen as a far-fetched idea, too costly and time consuming to become a reality, it looks as though the early 90’s vision of building and inhabiting a floating city that cruises around the world is about to come to fruition. “The Freedom Ship will be the largest vessel ever built and the first ever floating city, making it a heavily capitalised project and the global economy in the last few years hasn’t been too for unproven progressive projects like ours,” Freedom Ship International director and vice president Roger Gooch said. Freedom Ship will be a 25-storey floating city, accommodating approximately 50,000 permanent residents and will come complete with shops, restaurants, hospitals, schools, an airport and other amenities and was originally the vision of Florida engineer Norman Nixon, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Although construction of the vessel is yet to commence and Nixon passed away last year, Freedom Ship International has taken advantage of the recent change in economic climate, reviving the idea, bringing it back into the spotlight and attempting to raise the US$10.7 billion needed to make the dream a reality. “However, in the last six months we’ve been getting more interest in the project and we are hopeful we will raise the US$1 billion needed to begin construction.” Source = ETB News: P.T.