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(AP) - Former UFC champ Ronda Rousey is turning to "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling for inspiration more than a week after getting humiliated in a comeback match against Amanda Nunes.

The fight at UFC 207 was halted just 48 seconds in after Rousey was pummeled by Nunes. Rousey didn't talk to reporters afterward.

On Monday, Rousey posted a quote from Rowling on Instagram , "And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."

Rousey's Dec. 30 matchup with Nunes was her first fight since losing the UFC women's bantamweight title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in 2015.

St. Kitts and Nevis, WINN): Javed Daniel of Saddlers Village has been arrested and charged for last week’s armed robbery of a Fraites bread delivery van.

The incident took place just after 4am Wednesday, October 19 when a man brandishing a gun robbed the bread van driver of his money bag when the van was making a delivery in Saddlers.

WINN FM was reliably informed that the driver fired his own gun at the assailant as he fled.

Later that morning Daniel turned up at the Cayon Police Station and filed a report that masked men had opened fire on him in Cayon and he had been struck once in the leg.

WINN FM also received credible reports that the gunshot injury and the robbery may have been connected. It was alleged that the wounded robber had taken a passenger bus from Saddlers to Cayon.  

Daniel was hospitalized for a few days for treatment of his injury and upon discharge was arrested and charge for the crime.

 

 

 

 

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Security Forces are coming in for high commendation for their efforts at policing Carnival activities which resulted in an incident free Sugar Mas 45.

WINN FM spoke to a few revelers about police presence during street activities through the Carnival.

Sports Ambassador Jonel Powell played Mas for both Jouvert and Grand Parade Day. He gave his views of the security initiatives for those events, lauding security personnel for keeping the peace while allowing revelers to enjoy themselves. 

We also heard from Milo Box Freeman, a die-hard Carnival reveler, who said the beefed up security made him feel safe and allowed him to jam without worry.

Police Commissioner Ian Queeley during a recent interview with WINN FM, said the security forces had been out in their numbers with a keen focus on citizen security  during the festivities. He praised revelers and other others participating in street activities for the good behavior they displayed during the Carnival season, encouraging them to continue to maintain the peace for all other events.

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 21, 2016 (SKNIS):  Local entrepreneur Anastasha Elliott is in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, U.S.A., where she will learn about and explore first-hand what the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) has to offer, while also showcasing her entrepreneurial talent. The GES is slated for June 22 to 24, 2016.

Ms. Elliott left St. Kitts and Nevis on Monday ((June 20) to attend the Summit in order to network with peers and to pitch a tech startup idea for her company “Yaphene” – which produces organic beauty products, and healthy edible products such as jams, jellies, cakes and other delicacies.

The inspiring young woman almost missed the opportunity to network with more than 1,200 entrepreneurs, investors and mentors from 170 countries who are expected to attend the 7th annual event to be hosted by United States President Barack Obama. Funding for the airfare was not available, but the Department of Youth Empowerment stepped in to support Ms. Elliott’s travel. An official handover ceremony was held at the office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Honourable Shawn Richards, on Friday (June 17), to facilitate Ms. Elliott’s travel.

“This is exactly the mission of the ministry, to empower our young people,” Deputy PM Richards said, noting that Ms. Elliott is a product of the entrepreneurship programme “Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO)” that is implemented by the Department.

Ms. Elliott was initially engaged in CEBO in January, 2013. She credited the six-day programme with raising her knowledge and confidence to succeed in business and expand her product line. Her engagement with the Department also enabled her involvement with the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Youth Vybzing Competition in May, 2015, and a follow up CEBO session to produce bankable business proposals in August, 2015.

Ms. Elliott and her mother have gone on to strengthen the “Yaphene” brand.  Ms. Elliott said she was grateful for this new opportunity in Silicon Valley. “It’s an awesome opportunity to be a part of something like this and to be able to represent my country,” she said.

Deputy Prime Minister Richards said: “she is basically an ambassador for the CEBO programme and for young people.” He wished her all the best in her future endeavours and encouraged her to share her experiences with her peers and other persons upon her return.

Ms. Elliott took the advice and said she intends to mentor others as her way of giving back to the community.

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