first_imgTotten’s interest isn’t in the achievements but with his athletes, whom, he joked, can give back to him in a different way.“Hanging out with young weightlifters keeps me young,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What Totten, the 66-year-old CEO and head coach of a national weightlifting team, experienced as a competitor shaped his coaching philosophy, which has bred considerable success.Totten of Littlestown coached six different world teams, two Olympic teams and three Pan American teams. In 1992, he helped start the East Coast Gold weightlifting team, which has gone on to win 11 men’s national titles and eight women’s titles with the most recent sweep coming at the 2018 National Championships held in Kansas City in May.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“The joke is we’re shooting for world domination,” Totten said.Totten’s accomplishments and dedication to the sport were honored when he was inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame during nationals this year. View comments “I guess I’m really showing my age now,” he joked.Although he didn’t make it to the Olympics as an athlete, Totten would later get the opportunity to manage and coach teams at the Olympics in 1996 and 2004.At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Totten described entering the opening ceremonies, a moment in his life he will never forget as he recounted the camera’s flash bulbs and the raucous crowd.“I literally floated down the ramp,” he said. “I mean it was just unbelievable.”No U.S. athletes won medals during those games, but Totten believes American weightlifting has come a long way since then.“It’s still the ultimate to be able to say that you competed in the Olympics, so, and people don’t realize that, hey, if you even if you get in the top 10, that’s a really big deal,” he said.The opportunity to coach was natural to Totten, who spent his career as a physical education teacher and high school coach of several sports in Carroll County.Today, East Coast Gold has about 15 active centers and almost 300 athletes.“We kind of have the motto, it’s like, we’re trying to do the right things for the right reasons for the right people, and it seems to work,” Totten said. “We try to do things the right way.”How East Coast Gold approaches competition MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names As Totten began lifting in the gym, he felt he got better at his sports.“I think probably the best part of it is that just from the whole psychological standpoint, just building confidence and assuredness in what I could do,” he said.Inspired by the world champions and Olympians who trained at York Barbell, “the mecca of weightlifting at the time,” Totten decided to enter his first competition when he was in 10th grade.“It was a little scary because I was basically by myself,” Totten said. “I had no coach and pretty much coached myself, just learned out of magazines and watching those guys and just kind of learned by trial and error.”Those experiences taught Totten important skills, like perseverance and attention to detail, that he later applied in his coaching career.“The things that took me a while, now I can pinpoint that on other people and fix it pretty well,” he said.Totten used his arduous beginnings in the sport to provide for weightlifters what he never had as a young competitor.“What I found that there were athletes kind of out there on their own that didn’t have a coach, didn’t have a facility,” he said. “They just kind of were in the same boat I was growing up where, just kind of doing it on their own, so I really had a connection with these lifters.”Managing Olympic teamsTotten’s weightlifting career brought him to two Olympic trials in 1980 and 1984. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES East Coast Gold’s main goal is to take care of its athletes so they can perform their best. They can accommodate them with hotel rooms for competitions and a medical staff.“We take care of all their competition needs (so) once they’re there, pretty much they don’t have to do anything besides just put the weight over their head,” Totten said.Without support like that, outside factors can cause stress and take away from performances in competition, he added.“We feel that if we can take care of all that stuff for them, then they’re going to be more relaxed, perform better, and I think it shows,” Totten said.East Coast Gold has several satellite centers, including the main one in Virginia Beach, with the intention of developing more coaches, who can in turn develop more athletes.“We just try to individualize because everybody’s different, and there’s a lot of generic programs out there on the Internet and a lot of Internet geniuses, I understand,” Totten said. “But the bottom line is you have to be able to communicate and have the relationship, and I think that’s one of the things that we do really well, and the athletes know that. I think that’s why they kind of migrate toward us.”Casey Rohrbaugh, a former Penn State gymnast from Hanover, trains with Totten twice a week in Westminster and attested to his value as a coach.“He definitely makes you want to work harder,” she said. “It’s a great quality that I always look for.”A coach herself in gymnastics, Rohrbaugh explained that Totten is constantly asking how an athlete can improve and do better to motivate them.Newer to weightlifting, Rohrbaugh already improved upon her initial appearance at nationals by taking sixth place and helping the women’s title performance this year. “I just like to think that I’m giving back a little bit and creating other opportunities for kids that probably have it a lot better than I do, but just trying to help them the best I can,” Totten said.A self-taught learnerGrowing up in Westminster, Maryland, Totten was “the little guy.”Wanting to get bigger and stronger, he got his first set of weights from York Barbell as a teenager.Totten, who went to Westminster High School, played soccer, wrestled and did gymnastics.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In this June 26, 2018, photo, Leo Totten, right, coaches Casey Rohrbaugh as she lifts during a workout session at Westminster Strength and Conditioning in Westminster, Md. Totten has coached six different world teams, two Olympic teams and three Pan American teams. Rohrbaugh, a former Penn State gymnast from Hanover, trains with Totten twice a week. (Dan Rainville/The Evening Sun via AP)LITTLESTOWN, Pa. — In his formative years as a competitive weightlifter, Leo Totten trained in “some really bizarre little places.”Holes-in-the-wall, unheated garages in the winter — you name it, he said.ADVERTISEMENT With Totten doing the programming for the competition, Rohrbaugh and a teammate began using a phrase that they now like to hashtag on social media.“In Leo We Trust.”Totten says Hall of Fame induction ‘humbling’During nationals, Totten juggled several roles, tending to both his male and female athletes as they competed.Then he heard his name over the announcements that he had to report somewhere.“I thought, ‘Uh oh. What did I do now?’” he said.Totten was informed of his Hall of Fame induction, which took him by complete surprise. He described the honor as humbling.“The appreciation I think is the thing that — you don’t do it for that,” he said. “You don’t even consider that. That’s just kind of the icing on the cake.”Totten has accumulated a lot of trophies over the years, but the hardware doesn’t mean much to him.Once, when moving, Totten threw out four boxes full of trophies, only keeping a few that were significant to him, like the first one he won. NLEX hopes to get back at Korea’s Etland in battle for 3rd DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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first_imgOAKLAND — The Raiders on Wednesday ended talks to play in Oakland for the 2019-2020 season, a day after the city of Oakland filed a federal lawsuit against the team and the NFL.Pulling a proposed deal off the table, the NFL team made good on its promise to withdraw its offer to play next season at the Coliseum if a suit was filed, even though it does not yet have a back-up plan.It’s unclear if the move was a … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

first_imgNissan Motor Company yesterday announced the expansion of its investment in South Africa at an official Investment Ceremony at its Rosslyn production plant in the City of Tshwane.The Automotive group confirmed a R3 billion injection towards the production of a new generation of the Nissan Navara.This latest investment by Nissan ties in to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s investment drive to boost confidence in the country’s economy, aiming for a R1,4 trillion injection in domestic and international investment over five years. This announcement was made at the inaugural SA Investment Conference held in Johannesburg October 2018 under the theme “Accelerating Economic Growth by Building Partnerships”.                  According to SA News, the automotive industry contributes 6.9 percent to GDP, accounting for 30.1% of manufacturing output and 13,9% of total exports and provides employment to more than 110 000 people.Brand South Africa commends Nissan’s on-going ploy to develop skilled workers and encourage inclusive growth. To date, Nissan has invested R150 million into the training and upskilling of workers, preparing them for the adaptations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The motor company is the second largest Japanese original manufacturer, and has established its presence in South Africa for the last 56 years.          Nissan currently employs 1 832 people at the Rosslyn plant with a production output of 40 000 units annually, which is set to double with the additional production measures for the Nissan Navara. This demonstrates the company’s commitment to deepening the value chain that exists within the sector.At the ceremony, President Ramaphosa also officially unveiled an Automotive Development Incubation Centre.Said President Ramaphosa: “Today we mark and celebrate what I would call an ambitious drive towards the commitments made by the automotive sector.”“It is a matter of great pride for us that many more motorists around the world will be driving vehicles that bear the industry and the craftsmanship of South Africa. The automotive sector is an essential part of the industrialisation of our economy and is a reliable partner but also a dependable ally as demonstrated in this investment.”Addition reporting: SA News; BloombergImages: Siyabulela Duda, GCISlast_img read more

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Fowler pulled his tee shot on 18 left, landing in the tall grass between the church pew bunkers. He hacked the ball out short of the green and got up-and-down for the long-awaited victory.“I think he’s going to get more out of something like that, showing resilience and coming back like that, as opposed to going out there and winning by four or five,” said Justin Thomas, who finished third, three behind Fowler after a 72.Maybe in the future. Right after the round, Fowler was wiped out after the emotional roller coaster.“I never want to go through anything like that again,” he said. “That was not fun.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Leading by four to start the day, he was up five shots stepping onto the tee on No. 11. The lead was one after a bizarre sequence of events at the long par 4.With rain picking up, Fowler hit his approach shot right of the green and his chip skipped past the flag into the water, incurring a two-shot penalty. He dropped next to a bunker and, as he stood on the green surveying his next shot, his ball rolled back into the water without being touched.PGA Tour rules official Slugger White determined Fowler’s ball was in play after the drop, so he was assessed a one-shot penalty. Fowler got up-and-down from there, knocking in a 17-foot putt for triple-bogey 7 — his seventh double bogey or worse when playing with a 54-hole lead.“That was a big kind of turnaround,” Fowler said. “At worst I make bogey with a semi-decent chip and I’m still very much in control of the tournament. But with everything that happened there, that was a (four-) shot swing pretty quickly. It sucks, but it’s just kind of put that behind me.”Grace made a 50-foot birdie putt just ahead on the par-3 12th and they were tied at 15 under when Fowler couldn’t get up-and-down from the bunker on the same hole. Grace went up one with a 3-foot birdie putt on No. 13.Fowler refused to cave.He reached the par-5 15th in two from 239 yards out and his two-putt birdie pulled him into a tie for the lead. Grace then pulled his tee shot into the water at the short par-4 17th, hit his third shot into the bunker after a penalty and took a bogey, giving Fowler a one-shot lead.Fowler drove the green on the 336-yard 17th and two-putted for birdie to stretch his lead to two shots.The drama didn’t end there.Grace got up-and-down for par from short right of the 18th green, finishing at 15 under after a 2-under 69. Fowler had another over-par round with a 54-hole lead — he’s 7 for 7 there — but birdied two of his final four holes to win from the third-round lead for the second time, with the 2017 Honda Classic the other.Fowler also had a double bogey on the par-4 fifth hole, becoming the first PGA Tour player to win with a double bogey and triple bogey or worse since 1983.“He really dug down and pulled it off,” Grace said.Fowler has experienced his share of heartbreak at the Phoenix Open. He had the 54-hole lead last year and shot a 2-over 73 to finish six shots behind Gary Woodlandr. In 2016, Fowler blew a two-shot lead with two holes to go before losing in a playoff to Hideki Matsuyama, twice hitting it into the water on the drivable par-4 17th.None of it compared to what happened to him Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Mighty Sports hurdles toughest test yet, stays unbeaten in Dubai tilt Unable to catch a break, Fowler took it upon himself to create his own.Fowler shook off a bizarre triple bogey on No. 11 with clutch shots down the stretch, finally winning the tournament Sunday that had twice eluded him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I didn’t think it would be easy, but the way I was playing this week, I thought it would have been easier,” Fowler said. “It was kind of grind it out. I had a couple of tough breaks and had to deal with the punches — a couple big ones — but it feels good now.”After a pair of 64s and a 65, Fowler shot 3-over 74 in the final round on a soggy Sunday at TPC Scottsdale, highest by a winner in tournament history. He finished at 17-under 267 to beat Branden Grace by two shots for his fifth PGA Tour title. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Rickie Fowler holds the champion’s trophy after the final round of the Phoenix Open PGA golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Standing above a greenside bunker at TPC Scottsdale’s difficult par-4 11th hole, Rickie Fowler turned just in time to see his ball, one he had just placed after penalty, trickle into the water.Fowler had already seen his share of bad luck at the Phoenix Open. 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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool goalscorer Van Dijk: I’ll take clean sheet over goalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk rates the clean sheet ahead of the goal he scored in victory at Wolves last night.om the Dutchman’s point of view, the three points and a shutout are the most important matters arising from another impressive result.“Not at all – I’m more happy that I’m keeping clean sheets with my team and winning games,” Van Dijk told Liverpoolfc.com, when asked if he was frustrated to have gone nearly 12 months without scoring for his club.“Obviously scoring a goal is a bonus and obviously a very proud moment and hopefully there’s more to come, but I’m more focused on winning games.“We are very happy and at the end I am happy with the win. In the first half we were a bit sloppy at times, but second half we did it well and we are very happy that we won.“It’s a very tough place to come with these circumstances and how they play. They have shown throughout the season they are very good and disciplined and they have a clear idea. We knew before and it’s how we reacted to it and in the second half we dominated and created good chances.” last_img read more

first_imgDerby boss Lampard gives up on Chelsea defender Ampaduby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDerby County have been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Chelsea defender Ethan Ampadu on loan, confirmed Rams boss Frank Lampard.The 18-year-old can play at centre-back and centre-midfield and Lampard believes it is this versatility that makes him a prized asset at Stamford Bridge.”We have asked, but I don’t think he’s leaving Chelsea,” he told reporters. “He can play in a few positions, that’s why he would be so valuable to anybody and why he’s staying at Chelsea.”People thought we did a lot of business in the summer, but our actual net spend was very negligible.”I had to bring in personnel to try to change the style and that’s not a one-window solution, that’s probably two or three-window. This window will be quiet for us.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgCaucasianBlack HairBrown eyes5’5″/ 130 lbsWearing, pink hoodie, brown pants, black shoesThere is a concern for his well-being.The RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible.If you have any information on McKay’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Tyson McKay.According to RCMP, McKay was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on Wednesday, May 8.McKay is described as:last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The executive council of Jadavpur University on Monday accepted in principle the ‘domicile policy’ for admissions at undergraduate level at Jadavpur University.The faculty council of engineering and technology of the varsity on March 6 had adopted a resolution calling for reservation of 90 percent of the engineering seats in the general category for home students, the ones who pass their plus-II exams from Bengal. “The domicile policy has been accepted in principle by the executive council which is the highest decision making body in the varsity. A committee has been formed which will talk with students in this regard,” a member of the council said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe member said they would soon communicate the matter to the Directorate of Technical Education, state Higher Education department and West Bengal Joint Entrance Board as this is a major policy change. It may be mentioned that 13 of the 16 departments of Engineering and technology had communicated to the dean of engineering and technology that they want to back the system. The other three departments at the faculty council meeting did not oppose the system. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to the member, seven departments had proposed that 85 percent of the seats in the general category be reserved, while the remaining nine had rooted for 90 percent. The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, and the NIT, Durgapur, have reserved 50 per cent of their seats for candidates from Bengal. A student from Bengal can be admitted as a home student or as a non-home student at both these institutes. The Council also deliberated upon the admission process to be adopted this year for undergraduates. After there were disparity in marks in admission tests for six arts subjects— JU had formed a two-member committee to enquire into the irregularities. The committee had submitted its report last month.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: In a big bang election promise, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced that 20 per cent families belonging to the poorest category will be given Rs 72,000 each annually as minimum income if his party comes to power. Making the announcement at a press conference here, Gandhi said five crore families and 25 crore will directly benefit from the scheme. “Final assault on poverty has begun. We will wipe out poverty from the country,” he said Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Gandhi said the Congress has studied the fiscal implications of the scheme and consulted renowned economists and experts before finalising the scheme. “It is an extremely powerful, ground-breaking and well-thought through idea. We have consulted many economists on the scheme,” he said. “People have suffered in the last five years and we are going to give justice to them,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday arrested a 23-year-old man with his girl associate who used to honey trap old men with wealthy background and extort money from them.The accused committed five such incidents within a month in city. Police identified the accused as Parminder Singh and one co-accused girl, who were nabbed by the staff of Hari Nagar police station.Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj said that on April 1, the complainant reported that his friend has been held captive by a racket of persons at a house and the said persons have already taken money from them and one of the alleged persons is standing at the Jail Road, Hari Nagar for taking more money from the complainant. “He stated that one girl befriended him through WhatsApp and asked him to meet. On the regular persuasion of the said girl, complainant along with his friend went to meet the girl who came with one more girl to meet them,” said DCP West . Thereafter, the two girls took complainant and his friend to one rented accommodation in Tilak Nagar on the pretext of enjoyment. The second girl took friend of the complainant in a room and the first girl locked the room from outside. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDCP further stated that at the same time, three men and two ladies entered the house and threatened the complainant to implicate him and his friend in a false case of rape.They also threatened that they would defame the complainant and his friend by leaking their video to their relatives and society. The accused persons took Rs 10,000 from the complainant and further demanded Rs 20 lakh from the complainant. Thereafter, friend of the complainant was held captive in the same house and complainant along with one accused was sent to bring more money. Thereafter, complainant on the pretext of arranging money asked the accused person who came along with the complainant to wait near Jail Road and came across with the police team. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe police team first arrested accused Parminder Singh from Jail Road and conducted raid at the premises where complainant’s friend was held captive by the accused persons, but the said premises was found locked. Further investigation revealed that after releasing the friend of complainant, all the accused persons escaped away from the premises. The police team conducted several raids and one co-accused girl has also been arrested. DCP West further revealed that Parminder has committed more than five incidents of extorting people through honey trap in the last one month with the help of his racket. His racket comprises 4-5 ladies and 3-4 men. Accused persons mainly target old men of wealthy background.last_img read more