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Starting today, every Tuesday The Nassau Guardian will highlight the significant impact that past Bahamas Athletics Association scholarship recipients have had on the wider local community, and in some cases the wider international community.
Dr. Norris Stubbs is one of the world's top experts in structural engineering.
Currently, Dr. Stubbs is a professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Texas A&M. His academic achievements make up an extensive resume.
The former graduate of Government High School here in The Bahamas went on to attend college and university in the United States. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Physics at Grinnell College in Iowa. Then, he matriculated at Columbia University, earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering distinctions; and attained the status of Doctor of Engineering Science (EngScD) in Engineering Mechanics.
His academic base has been broadened by research in systems identification of mechanical systems, non-destructive damage assessment of mechanical systems, reliability analysis of structural systems and matrix structural analysis.
It is an amazing background in education indeed.
There is this other side to the professor, however; an aspect of his life he has left behind that remains a significant part of his legacy.
Once he was just plain Norris Stubbs, but also one of the nation's finest sprinters and noted for his quick release out of the starting blocks.
In 1968 at the Olympic Games in Mexico City, he astounded the world by getting out on the first leg of a sprint relay heat and beating the great Charlie Greene of the United States to the exchange zone. He was that good. Stubbs also competed in the 100 open, running a best of 10.67 and 21.64 in the 200 meters. He was also a part of The Bahamas relay team that ran 39.45, a national record that lasted for 25 years.
Pretty much, he ended his track career shortly after the Mexico Games; but before that, he created thrills and excitement on the local scene, particularly in his duels with another speedster, Kevin Johnson.
These days Dr. Stubbs is far removed from his track and field career, but he still looks and sounds the part, a bright, nifty, compact intellectual package, always rearing to go.
He's a life Olympian of the highest order.
o Contributed by Guardian Columnist Fred Sturrup.
Grand Bahama's professional heavyweight boxer Sherman 'Tank' Williams, who recently captured three boxing titles in China, will be honored this weekend in Key West, Florida.
According to the organizing group from Key West, there will be a motorcade and celebration for Randall Bailey, the new IBF welterweight boxing champion of the world, on Saturday, July 28. Williams will be honored as a part of this celebration.
"We are also honoring Glen Johnson, former light heavyweight champion, as well as newly crowned Sherman Williams, WBO China and Asia Pacific heavyweight champion, along with Si Stern and Dave Johnson - the promoters largely responsible for bringing back international boxing recognition to Key West,'' said the organizers.
Those participating in the event will meet at Key West High School around 3 p.m. and then start the motorcade at 4 p.m. The destination is the newly renovated grassy area at the Truman Waterfront.
"The Key West Police Dept. is bringing two squad cars, their motorcycles and two mounted units. The Key West Fire Dept. will be represented with a pumper truck. Historical Tours of America has donated a 60 passenger conch train for the PAL (Police Athletic League) participants and their families. We will have additional vehicles for the honorees,'' said the organizers.
Also on hand will be former Key West boxers Jimmy Bowman, Eddie Agin and Danny Van Staaden.
"At our destination Cocoa-Cola and Budweiser are donating the drink products. Si Stern and Dave Johnson have made a financial contributions to provide guests with hot dogs and hamburgers. The Key West Rotary Club of Key West will help sponsor the event," said the organizers.
The boxers have been described by the Key West group as "exemplary role models".
"They truly have picked up the mantle to continue a long history of boxing in the southernmost city in the United States,'' said the organizers.
For the first time ever, The Bahamas has beaten Cuba in basketball, and now, the country is set up perfectly to advance to the FIBA Americas Championships for senior men, otherwise known as the Tournament of the Americas, for the first time in its history.
On the strength of an 18-4 killer run to end the game, The Bahamas pulled away from Cuba, winning, 80-68, in both teams' first game at the 2012 edition of the Centrobasket Championships, currently being played at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Point guard Marvin Gray, who was instrumental in advancing The Bahamas to the Tournament of the Americas on the junior side six years ago, and is now trying to do it on the senior side, was a major catalyst yesterday. He missed last year's Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships when The Bahamas won the silver medal right here at home, but he more than made up for that absence yesterday. Grand Bahama native Gray led the team in scoring with 16 points to go along with six assists and five steals. With him leading the way, The Bahamas took advantage of its superior speed and athleticism, outscoring Cuba 32-19 in fast break points.
Surprisingly, The Bahamas also dominated in the paint. Height played a major factor at last year's CBC Championships, and The Bahamas once again sent a relatively small team to compete at Centrobasket, but they were still able to outscore Cuba in the paint by a great margin. With 6'6" Jaraun 'Keno' Burrows starting at center for The Bahamas, they almost doubled up Cuba on points in the paint, 50-26.
"It shows that we are making progress all around," said New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) President Keith 'Belsie' Smith yesterday. "The Bahamas is making strides in basketball. Beating Cuba is a great accomplishment for our national program. I salute Mario Bowleg and the rest of those guys. We still have a long way to go to re-establish our dominance in the Caribbean but it proves that we are on the right track. This is fantastic, and we could build off this. One thing it does is open the doors for more professional players to come out and be a part of the national program. It motivates them to come back and contribute. Also, eyes will be open in terms of local support and financial support.
"We knew that we would be competitive because of the work that the coaches were doing with the players so it doesn't come as a major surprise. It's just a major accomplishment. Our guys are well conditioned and I have no doubt that we will be very competitive the rest of the way."
The Bahamas got off to a very slow start, as they fell in a 9-0 hole at the beginning of the game. However, it didn't take long for this tiny nation to respond. The Bahamas pulled even at 14 on a free shot from Eugene Bain with just 1:01 remaining in the first quarter. The Bahamas led 19-16 after the first quarter, and stretched that lead to double digits about midway through the second period. A fast break basket by Burrows gave The Bahamas a 35-25 cushion. The Bahamas ended the first half ahead, 39-32.
Just like they did at the beginning of the game, The Bahamas came out sluggish in the third quarter. An 11-2 run by the Cubans pulled them even at 45 with 4:09 remaining in the third quarter. Gray then buried a three-point shot and The Bahamas persevered, holding on to a 57-54 lead at the end of three. The game went back and forth for the first five minutes of the final quarter, before Gray and Team Bahamas put away the Cubans.
Gray scored seven of his 16 points in that 18-4 run for The Bahamas at the end of the game. A free shot by Burrows gave The Bahamas a 74-65 lead with 1:34 to play. Behind Gray's side high 16 points, Bain had 10 points for The Bahamas. Burrows had nine points and eight rebounds, and Mitchell Johnson, Jean Rony Cadeau and Bennet Davis contributed eight apiece. For Cuba, Yudniel Perez Arango scored 19 points, Yoan Luis Haiti added 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Juan Pineiro Marrero scored 10 points.
The Bahamas will face host country Puerto Rico in the featured game tonight at 8:30 p.m. (local time), while Cuba will go up against Nicaragua at 3:30 p.m. today. All four teams play out of Group A.
The top four teams from Centrobasket will qualify for next year's FIBA Americas Championships for senior men, where they will have an opportunity to qualify for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Two more victories in Group A would lock up a top four finish for The Bahamas at Centrobasket.
The Bahamas Softball Federation (BSF) recently named 21 members to the 2012 senior men's national program. That list will be reduced to 17 players in short order. The team will compete in the 8th Pan American Men's Softball Championships, in Medellin, Colombia, from September 15-23. The top five teams from that tournament will qualify for the 2013 International Softball Federation's (ISF) World Championships for Senior Men, in March of next year, in Auckland, New Zealand. The top eight teams will qualify for the 2014 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, in July of 2014, Veracruz, Mexico. The 21 members named by the federation are:
Adney Bethel; Alcott Forbes; Thomas Davis; Fred Cornish; Teran Wood; Jamal Johnson; Angelo Dillet ;Greg Gardiner ;Marvin Wood ;Ken Wood Jr. ;Larry Russell Jr. ;Godfrey Burnside Jr. ;Martin Burrows Jr. ;Lamar Watkins ;Sherman Ferguson ;Van Johnson ;Hosea Hilton ;Carlos Pratt ;Keiron Munroe; Garfield Bethel; Geron Sands
Godfrey Burnside Sr.
Martin Burrows Sr.
Deficient manufacturing practices at the plant involved in the recent recall of infant and children's Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl products may be responsible for bacterial contamination of raw materials in the recalled products, according to a new report issued by the FDA.
- Genre : Animation, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
- Rating :
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her....
Simone Johnson's Spanish-speaking clients will never be lost in translation, once they hit the shores of The Bahamas.
In May 2010, Johnson started her Spanish tour operating business, Bahamas A Sus Ordenes, after scores of tourists complained to her about how not enough people are able to communicate with them.
Despite being bilingual for more than 20 years, she told Guardian Business in this week's edition of 'Da Plunge' that she only recently discovered that she needed to get creative in order to make the two languages work for her.
"I have noticed that in the last 10 years, we have had a large influx of Latin American visitors, but there was really no company per say concentrating on servicing these visitors," according to Johnson.
"I am also one of the Spanish ambassadors at the airport and of the main complaints is that there are not many people who speak Spanish, whether it is at the hotel or when they go to the restaurants.
"I created this tour business so that we can encourage more people to be creative with their language capabilities, so that the guests will have less to complain about. We have so many products and things to show our guests and language barriers shouldn't be used as an excuse."
She continued, "I have also noticed that the Ministry of Tourism was not really putting an emphasis on persons learning a foreign language, in order to help more foreigners in their own language."
Within the last two weeks alone, Johnson said her firm serviced 12 Argentinians, who were elated to learn about her company.
"I have found that they love to ask questions but they weren't able to ask any at their hotel because no one spoke Spanish. When they came across our service, they were elated. It's been very well-received," she noted.
Johnson pointed out that she acquired training and certification via the Bahamahost program, and expanded her business by hiring 12 part-time employees.
"They assist in doing translations for Spanish guests and act as tour guides for them as well. Altogether there are 15 of us, nine of which are Bahamians. If we want these visitors to come, we can't give them anything to complain about," she said.
New York is no longer the only place to see quality dance and theater with the internationally acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) coming to Bahamian shores.
The group is set to stun the audience during their performances, Monday, June 18 to Sunday, June 24 at the Atlantis Theatre on Paradise Island. The black-tie gala performance will be held on Friday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be held on Saturday, June 23.
According to Diane Pindling, president of the Nassau Chapter of Links, the DTH performance which the organization will host is meant to expose the Bahamian dance community to the social and artistic legacy of DTH through performances and educational experiences.
"We are very pleased that Bahamians, especially our young people, will have the opportunity to interact with a group of this magnitude, and to benefit from the greatness that DTH has cultivated over the past 43 years," she said.
DTH is an allied ballet school in Harlem. It was founded in 1969.
The world-renowned dance troupe is led by ensemble director Keith Alan Saunders, and artistic director Virginia Johnson.
An added educational bonus to this once-in-a-lifetime affair will be the workshops and master classes to be held June 19-21, at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium that local dancers and instructors, old and young, experienced and amateur can participate in to show off their talents, hone their skills and see firsthand what it takes to be a member of an elite ballet company.
Organizers say that whether one wants to sit back and see the show or be a part of the workshop this opportunity is not one to miss. This will be a great way to see ballet at its best for an affordable price.
Tickets for the gala are priced at $200 and will include entrance into the after reception with the dance troupe. The Saturday afternoon matinee tickets are $40 adults and $20 for students.
The performance will also be a great way for young traditional and modern dancers to see that dance is a viable field to pursue professionally. Seeing firsthand how the performers express themselves artistically should inspire locals to also take the leap of faith and continue to dream creatively.
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DTH Gala performance
When: Friday, June 22
Where: Atlantis Theater, Paradise Island
Time: 7:30 p.m.
DTH Matinee performance
When: Saturday, June 23
Where: Atlantis Theater, Paradise Island
Time: 3 p.m.
Cost: $40 adults, $20 children
Sunday 4th December 2011 7:00 PM
Global Village Group Presents The Gathering Of The Eagles Guest Speakers: Dr Elizabeth Hairston-Mcburrows PH.D. (From New Mexico) Dr Showalter Johnson (Nassau, Bahamas) Dates: November 30, 7pm December 1, 7pm December 2, 7pm December 4, 11AM & 7PM(11am With Dr Showalter Johnson, CEO of GVG) Global Village Group # 10 Island Lane, Sandyport plaza, Nassau, Bahamas Telephone:(242)327-6024
To combat a society where the youth are settling for mediocre existences and idolizing criminal lifestyles the Bahamas Faith Ministries (BFM) Youth Ministry will host its annual Youth Alive series of events.
The week-long event which will be held Monday, July 2 to Sunday, July 8 at the Diplomat Center on Carmichael Road and will help to refocus the youth to find value in excellence and learn to pursue greatness in their undertakings.
This year's theme "Steps to Greatness," it is hoped will encourage the youth to aspire to greatness and tell them how to do it.
A Youth Alive Summer Camp, which will engage the younger children, between the ages of seven and 18 will kick-off the event. The children will hear from to speakers who will talk to them about aspiring to greatness and how to make the small changes they will have to in their everyday lives in order to achieve their goals.
Pastor Dave Burrows and BFM senior pastor Myles Munroe will speak.
For the Youth Alive Conference which starts on Wednesday, July 4, a host of dynamic speakers will speak on various aspects of acquiring greatness.
Pastor Mike Hill, a youth ministry specialist from St. Louis, Missouri, will speak on making greatness a choice.
Much like he made a choice to stop being a secular recording artist and follow more closely the traditions of Christ, he will encourage young people to turn away from what is wrong and instead reach for better and more spiritual means to express themselves.
Pastor Dave will address steps to greatness, and break it down into mini themes like courage, character and vision.
Pastor Munroe will speak to the youth on how to be leaders despite their age. He will use his own life story as a way to inspire them.
Eric Fox, director of the youth focused organization for troubled young men, Teen Challenge, will also speak to the youth. The former drug addict will address overcoming obstacles and staying focused despite peer pressure to do otherwise.
Raymond Eneas, a young man who lived on the streets but was determined to do better than people expected of him will also speak about pursuing greatness with a passion. He will encourage the youth to keep on striving to be better than they even dream.
Youth director of Church of God of Prophecy, Pastor Timothy Johnson will speak on determining to be great and staying focused. His message to the youth will be that they can be all they want to be if they keep their eye on the prize.
For the Thursday ladies night, Pastor Angie Burrows from BFM will speak about inner beauty and greatness as it is important for her to help young people understand that it is what is in their head and heart and not what's on it that is the most vital part of life.
Brooke Eneas, a former Miss Florida Panhandle will also speak from a woman's perspective on the topic of making choices on the road to greatness. She will discuss how she acquired her master's degree and owned her own home before she had attained her 25th birthday. She will speak to the choices she made in her life to achieve her goals. She hopes the young people will take heed so they too can get where they want to go in life.
On Saturday, July 7, the annual Youth Alive concert will take place featuring gospel artists Trinidad's Sherwin Gardner, Millyon from Georgia and local artists Landlord, DJ Counsellor, Lyrically Blessed, Manifest, Ruben Heights and Najie Dunn.
The Youth Alive boat cruise closes out the week of activities on Sunday, July 8.
"At the end of the day after all the talking, singing, drama and praising I hope young people walk away feeling encouraged and inspired to pursue greatness and not settle for mediocrity," said Pastor Dave. "I want them to set goals and make plans spiritually, professionally and in other aspects of their lives. I want them to see they have the power within them to help make The Bahamas a better place. They are great and we believe in them. And with this event we as the current generation and church leaders hope to show them what we see. They all have so much potential but sometimes they just need a little boost in the right direction," he said.
Youth Alive Camp
When: Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6
Where: Diplomatic Center, Carmichael Road
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily
Youth Alive Conference
When: Wednesday, July 4 - Friday, July 6
Where: Diplomat Center, Carmichael Road
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the daytime, 7:30 p.m. until for evening sessions.
Cost: $35 optional (conference materials and tickets to concert and boat cruise)
Youth Alive Concert
When: Saturday, July 7
Where: Diplomat Center, Carmichael Road
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Youth Alive Boat Cruise When: Sunday, July 8
Departure: Prince George Wharf
Time: 7 p.m.
Thursday 1st December 2011 7:00 PM
Global Village Group Presents The Gathering Of The Eagles Guest Speakers: Dr Elizabeth Hairston-Mcburrows PH.D. (From New Mexico) Dr Showalter Johnson (Nassau, Bahamas) Dates: November 30, 7pm December 1, 7pm December 2, 7pm December 4, 11AM & 7PM(11am With Dr Showalter Johnson, CEO of GVG) Global Village Group # 10 island lane, Sandyport plaza, Nassau, Bahamas Telephone:(242)327-6024
Police have filed attempted murder charges against two young men in connection with last week’s drive-by shooting of Gerald Bethel.
Troy Johnson Jr, 19, of Finlayson Street, who police shot during his arrest, and Winston Lindsay, 19, of Pratt Alley, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell on Tuesday in connection with Bethel’s shooting and other related charges.
The men are accused of seriously wounding Bethel, an alleged drug dealer, at Augusta Street on December 28. Bethel, nicknamed Yellow, is on bail on drug possession with intent to supply.
Following Bethel’s shooting, police said they saw three suspects running from a blue 1995 Nissan Pathfinder at ...
Wednesday 5th May 2010
The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and the US Embassy present the 6th annual Business Development Seminar under the theme “Business Unusual: Creativity and Innovation”. Headline speakers include former NBA superstar Ervin “Magic” Johnson, music mogul Steve Stoute and economist Mike Bryant of the Federal Reserve. Cost: $90/members; $120/non-members. Register today, contact 242-322-2145 Email: email@example.com
By LAMECH JOHNSON
THE London-based Privy Council has been portrayed as an obstacle to the Bahamas carrying out the death penalty, but this is not the case, according to a senior cabinet minister.
Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest told The Tribune the Council's past rulings on the issue of capital punishment in the Bahamas, which was last carried out in 2001 under the first FNM administration, were more about the process than the policy.
He said: "While members on the judicial committee of the Privy Council may have views against the death penalty, their judgments have essentially been more about process than about the penalty itself. And that process itself has had a number of ...
By KELSIE JOHNSON
NG Sports Reporter
Going up against the former world heavyweight champion Evander'The Real Deal'Holyfield will motivate any boxer to put in the extra training time. That's exactly what Bahamian boxer Sherman'Tank'Williams has done. It's four weeks into his training camp in Austria, and Williams said he has already seen remarkable improvement in strength, fighting style and most importantly, his mental preparation.
The Freeport native is sparring with Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, all in preparation for his November 5 fight at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The fight against Holyfield will go down 16 days after the forme ...
By LAMECH JOHNSON
ACTION has been taken against those involved in the online leak of crime scene photos of charity worker Nellie Mae Brown's murder in April, The Tribune has learned.
Following a letter from Bishop Simeon Hall, of New Covenant Baptist Church, to the head of police and copies to the attorney general and National Security Minister regarding the incident, the Minister confirmed in an interview that it was dealt with.
Minister Tommy Turnquest acknowledged the letter and said: "I know that an investigation was done by the police. They were able to determine the leak and they took action as a result of that. I'm not prepared to say anymore than that at this stage."
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A man stabbed his ex-girlfriend the day before Valentine's Day, prosecutors say.
Devon Adderley, 25, is on trial before Justice Roy Jones for the attempted murder of Lashan Smith on February 13, 2011.
According to prosecutors, Smith had dumped Adderley prior to the incident. Prosecutors allege he followed Smith from church in a car he had borrowed from his friend, Kevin Thompson.
Adderley allegedly got out of his car and attacked Smith, 24, with a knife while she was stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of Jerome Avenue and Chesapeake Road.
Police officers 3778 Shane Archer and 2550 John Adderley were on patrol together when they saw both cars at the stop light.
From a distance, it appeared that a man was beating a woman, but as they approached they realized he was stabbing her, the officers testified.
When the officers asked him why he had stabbed Smith, Adderley allegedly replied, "This woman had me locked up more than three times."
According to Archer, the knife's blade was longer than six inches. The officers denied that Adderley was also injured when questioned by defense lawyer Romona Farquharson.
Crime scene officer Sergeant 402 Gardell Rolle said he took the knife as well as blood swabs from the driver's seat of Smith's Nissan Altima, and from the street, to the forensic lab for analysis.
Rolle also photographed Smith's car and the 1996 Honda Accord hatchback Adderley was driving. He did not photograph the knife.
The trial continues today. Eucal Bonaby and Aaron Johnson are the prosecutors.
Nassau, Bahamas -
opportunity to get dressed up to the ninth, look your best, walk the fashion
run way and the dance the night away. It's an opportunity to win lots of
wonderful prizes, bid on pieces that are not ordinarily affordable, and have
funs with family and friends. It's an
opportunity to save a little heart while enjoying the company of that special
someone in your life. It's the Annual
theme, "Save a Little Heart.... Embrace the Opportunity", The Heart Ball
Committee will host The Annual Heart Ball.
This event will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Sheraton
Nassau Beach Resort. As guests enter the door to the reception are they will be
kissed by an angelic floral and fauna décor. The meal will be prepared by
Cacique Award winner, Chef Johnson...
- Genre : Comedy, Romance
- Rating : C - 18yrs and Older
A comedy that charts the ups and downs of an engaged couple's relationship....