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Touch match anticipated for mixed men’s netball

first_imgIt will be a strong encounter for the BSP team 2 who are currently sitting at third place as BSP team 1 has impressed hugely with decisive victories over their other counterparts in the last games.The BSP 1 team is believed to put in a determined and resolute display despite their opponents being several leagues above them.BSP 2, hesitating to sell the third place to their counterparts, has performed fantastically this season as well and is determined to secure their top spot.However, despite this tough battle, other teams are also looking to put their foot forward to climb into the four top spots as finals are also approaching and teams in the top spots will make it through.For this evening the draw is set as;PREMIER MIXED7.00PM CRT 2 MARI PASIFIKA vs MONA7.40PM CRT 2 KAMUNA vs BB KINGSSOCIAL MIXED A 6.20PM CRT 1 BSP 2 vs BSP 17.00PM CRT 1 NSL vs PNGFP7.40PM CRT 1 MATRIX vs VEUPUNAMA 28.20PM CRT 1 LASI 1 vs RIPA RALASOCIAL MIXED B6.20PM CRT 2 LASI 2 vs APVG 7.00PM CRT 3 PNG CONSTRUCTION vs PNGHW7.40PM CRT 3 GRAFITTI vs INT’L SOS 8.20PM CRT2 HHL / CPL vs AURA NETTERSlast_img read more

Wolmer’s formal complaint lists different JC player

first_imgWhile confirming receipt of a written letter of appeal from Wolmer’s Boys’ School, Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) competition’s officer George Forbes has highlighted inconsistencies in the Heroes’ Circle-based school’s case filed against Jamaica College (JC) for allegedly using an ineligible player in their quarter-final round Manning Cup match on November 11, which JC won 3-1.”The person who they said is ineligible, on Friday when it was first brought to our attention when we told them to put it in writing, when they formally appealed that is not the person they are appealing against now. Apparently they realised that person is okay,” Forbes told The Gleaner yesterday.”First it was (Jahvain) Russell. I was expecting an appeal about Russell, now they have decided that it’s not Russell again, but it’s (Ajeanie) Talbott.”They (Wolmer’s) have now decided that Russell is in fact eligible, now they are saying it is Talbott.”Legitimate under ISSA rulesForbes reasoned that the appeal is about a player who got a red card in the Manning Cup, then sat out the FLOW Super Cup, then featured in the following Manning Cup match, which, according to ISSA rules, would be legitimate.ISSA Football Rules and Guidelines Rule 6 (Revised 2015) states:”If a player receives a red card he automatically misses the next match in the competition or extension of said competition. For the purposes of the rule, Manning and Walker (Cups), on the other hand, and Dacosta and Ben Francis (Cups), on the other, are regarded as one competition. Olivier Shield is regarded as a separate competition.”Subsequent Gleaner checks of the match documents reveal that Talbott was sent off in the game against Vauxhall High on November 4, which JC won 2-0. He sat out the next game, which was the FLOW Super Cup match, in which JC beat Wolmer’s 2-0 on November 7, at Sabina Park.Talbott then played in the following match, in which JC hammered Wolmer’s 3-1 in their final group quarter-final match, ousting Wolmer’s at the Constant Spring Field.”If we were to meet, the latest we can meet is Thursday. When we meet now whatever decision we take, one way or another, JC has a right to appeal. When do you schedule the appeal?” he questioned, with semi-finals scheduled for Saturday.He pointed out that the earliest a meeting could be held is Thursday, adding that the semi-finals remain on course for Sabina Park on Saturday. Admission is $500.last_img read more

Waiakabra residents plead for electricity, access to social services

first_imgThe village of Waiakabra on the Soesdyke-Linden HighwayResidents of Waiakabra on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway are complaining that they have been neglected by the APNU/AFC Administration.Many of the residents reached out to Guyana Times and raised issues that have been affecting them for quite some time.The residents complained of the lack of electricity, high unemployment rate and the lack of access to social services in the community.They have been pleading with the Administration for the regularisation of land and the establishment of a nursery school for the community since the area has a high rate of nursery aged children.The nursery school closest in proximity to Waiakabra is located at Kuru Kuru which is a far distance for the children to walk on a daily basis.Further, residents said that most of them are unable to send their children to school because they cannot afford transportation and are also asking for assistance by way of a school feeding programme and any other public assistance available.Residents said that during the last two Local Government Elections (LGE), Government Ministers visited the area and held meetings where they made promises to improve the livelihood of the residents but after the elections, they are still to receive another visit and none of the promises have been delivered thus far.“Every election time them does come and promise we up. Now I see them sending AFC people again to tell we vote for them when elections come again but they can’t answer when we ask them what happen to everything they promise us,” one resident said.The community has a growing population of more than 300 residents who depend mainly on small-scale farming as no other job opportunities are available to them.Chairman of the Community Development Council Lloyd O’selmo when contacted by this publication said that the community has started to benefit from the Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) programme.This programme has seen the training of a number of youths from the community in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, agriculture, ecotourism and technology. This, he hopes, will bring about some development to the community. He said he would welcome the idea of a nursery school for the community and the regularisation of land that the residents have been calling for. O’Selmo added that a very small section of the community has electricity, however, a majority of the residents still do not have access. He said that although some efforts are being made to aid in community development, there is still a lot more to be done.Meanwhile, Public Relations Officer of the Social Cohesion Ministry, Rehanna Ahmad when contacted by Guyana Times stated that while a visit was never made to the community, the Ministry has programmes that are geared toward sensitising communities of the roles of the Ministry. She added that the residents were also enlightened about the inclusion training which is beneficial to communities in fostering better relationships.She advised that the community write a formal letter to the Ministry highlighting the troubles facing them and they will ensure that a visit is made to the community by relevant agencies responsible and necessary assistance will be provided in an effort of moving forward together. (Lisa Lowe)last_img read more

Whittier to enforce ban on fireworks

first_imgPart of the reason for the increased enforcement can be linked to the record dry rainy season this year and the increased fire danger in the local hills. “This year is going to be different,” Councilman Joe Vinatieri predicted. “People are going to see some strong and positive results because of the stepped-up enforcement.” While police in the past have done some enforcement, they have been overwhelmed with calls, said Assistant City Manager Nancy Mendez. But with extra police assigned to the task, they will be able to respond to the calls and get out to those places where fireworks are being set off, Mendez said. The increased patrols are going to cost $24,246, but the City Council has doubled the maximum fine from $500 to $1,000 for violators. Also under consideration are warning signs posted at the city’s main entry points. But it’s not only in Whittier where officials are seeking more enforcement. State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, has authored legislation targeting the non-“safe and sane” fireworks that are not legal anyplace in California. His goal is to cut down on those types of fireworks coming into the state by raising fines and making it easier to prosecute those who smuggle them in. “SB 839 will increase fines, target illegal fireworks and establish a cost-sharing process to encourage and support enforcement,” Calderon said. The Assembly Public Safety Committee approved the bill Tuesday on a 3-2 vote, sending it to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. It still must go to the Assembly floor and be approved by the Senate before going to the governor for a signature. The bill will increase fines from a maximum of $5,000 to $50,000. Drivers carrying more than 10,000 pounds of these illegal fireworks could lose their licenses for up to three years. More enforcement is needed said Ruben Grijalva, director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. “We’re getting large amounts of illegal and dangerous fireworks,” Grijalva said. “We’ve confiscated over 200,000 pounds, but that’s one-tenth of the amount that comes into California.” And most of that ends up in Los Angeles and Orange counties, he said. “It’s like a war zone out there with the illegal fireworks going up in the air,” Grijalva said. Sgt. Wayne Bilowit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the bill also will make it easier for district attorneys to prosecute violators. Current law imposes penalties on the amount of fireworks. But that is based on the net weight of its explosive material, requiring cutting into the fireworks to determine that. But that is dangerous and only a bomb squad can do it, Bilowit said. Thus, often charges aren’t even filed. The new law bases its penalties on gross weight. Any deputy can do that just by putting it on a scale, he said. So, someone carrying more than 5,000 pounds of fireworks could be fined up to $50,000. The law also provides for the money from the fines to go to the state fire marshal, who will use the money to dispose of seized fireworks. In the past, the fire marshal’s office hasn’t been able to handle the volume of seized fireworks, forcing local law enforcement to hold onto them, said Bilowit. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Independence Day in Whittier is now shaping up as a “get-tough” season for shooting off any fireworks. Police presence will be noticeably greater. Following the City Council’s recent reversal of its legalization of “safe and sane” fireworks, all fireworks remain illegal in Whittier. City officials plan to deploy four two-man teams of police officers from June28 to July looking for any fireworks activity. last_img read more

Guardiola faces nervous wait after De Bruyne suffers scare

first_imgDe Bruyne, 27, only recently returned from another knee problem that forced him to miss two months this season, limiting him to five appearances to date.City manager Pep Guardiola will hope his influential Belgian star is able to make a quick recovery as they head into a busy period featuring crucial Champions League fixtures and the Manchester derby.“He’s being checked by the doctor. Right now I don’t know if it’s nothing or something serious,” Guardiola said.Until the injury, Guardiola felt it was the most complete performance of De Bruyne’s comeback, but now he must fret over his fitness again.“I think today Kevin is back. The Kevin we know,” he said. “Today he was involved in offence and defence. Hopefully what happened in the last minute is not serious.”De Bruyne’s injury overshadowed a memorable evening for youngster Brahim Diaz.Diaz was making only his third appearance of the season and the promising Spanish striker seized his chance with a brace at the Etihad Stadium.The 19-year-old’s goals ensured City advance to face Leicester or Southampton in the last eight as they bid to retain the trophy.Diaz has been linked with a move to Real Madrid among other top European sides, but Guardiola confirmed City are keen to hold onto their hot prospect.“He knows the desire we have and what we want for all the young players,” Guardiola said.“They know how we want to protect them and to try to help them understand the way we want to play.“We want him. In the end it won’t depend on us, it is them. It is the agent, him, his family, they will decide.”With the English champions having won at Tottenham in the Premier League on Monday, Guardiola rested many of his stars among 10 changes.Diaz was one of those who came in, while De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus also featured against Premier League strugglers Fulham.Prior to his injury, De Bruyne had been dominant and he quickly tested the Fulham defence with a run and shot.Foden brought Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico into action with a powerful strike.But it was his fellow teenager Diaz who opened the scoring with his first City goal in the 19th minute.A short corner found its way to Vincent Kompany at the far post and Diaz ran on to his header down to hit a powerful shot which deflected past the goalkeeper off Aleksander Mitrovic.Danilo nearly added City’s second when the defender weaved into the penalty area before unleashing a searing effort which struck the outside of a post.As half-time loomed, De Bruyne sent a wicked cross in from the right but Foden’s header went just the wrong side of the far post.City were straight back on the front foot to start the second half, with Jesus heading wide before De Bruyne’s curling shot went just the wrong side of the post.They had to wait until the 65th minute for the second goal to come as Diaz netted again.Leroy Sane slipped the ball through to Jesus, but when his shot across goal was touched on to the woodwork by Rico, it fell for Diaz, who took a touch before lashing home.Fulham never threatened to stop City keeping a fifth successive clean-sheet in all competitions.A comfortable evening for the Premier League leaders finished on a low note five minutes from full-time when De Bruyne went down in pain after falling awkwardly in a clash with Timothy Fosu-Mensah.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kevin De Bruyne limped off in the final minutes of Manchester City’s win over Fulham © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 2 – Kevin De Bruyne suffered an injury scare as League Cup holders Manchester City moved into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win against Fulham on Thursday.There was concern for De Bruyne after the City midfielder limped off with what appeared to be a knee injury in the closing minutes.last_img read more

Lancaster baseball team’s sale on deck

first_imgLANCASTER – The Lancaster JetHawks today will announce the sale of the franchise, the Daily News has learned. A 9 a.m. news conference was called at Clear Channel Stadium to announce the transaction. Specifics of the deal were not immediately known. The JetHawks have been in the Antelope Valley since 1996, when president and managing partner Mike Ellis moved the former Riverside Pilots to Lancaster. Ellis was instrumental in bringing the JetHawks to Lancaster, where the city spent $14.3 million to construct a 4,500-seat facility. The team has been a high Class-A California League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2001. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Rumors that the franchise was for sale have swirled through the Antelope Valley for several years as attendance fell. Talk reached a fever pitch last summer, when the Ellis family’s presence in the area was conspicuously absent. Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts said the city enjoyed an excellent working relationship with the Ellis family and expects to have a similar relationship with the team’s new ownership group. “We’re expecting a smooth transition,” he said. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com last_img read more

Crowds continue to gather outside Mandela’s home

first_img6 December 2013South Africans from all walks of life continued to arrive at the corner of 4th and 12th Avenue in Houghton, Johannesburg on Friday to pay their respects to former president Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday night.There were mixed emotions as candles burnt on the pavement lawn outside the late Mandela’s home. The mood was sombre but also celebratory as the crowds sang freedom songs and the national anthem, and people laid down tributes in the form of flowers, photographs, national flags, and decorated personal messages.Madiba died peacefully with his family by his bedside at 8:50 pm on Thursday night, and crowds began gathering outside his home as soon as news of his departure spread, prompting the closure of some streets to motor vehicles.Local resident Andrea, 21, said it was a blessing to have lived in the same neighbourhood as Mandela, adding that he had not just been their neighbour. “He was our grandfather. And the thought of him not being around anymore is a scary one.”Kenosi Machepa, Mandela’s next-door neighbour, said that while she took pride in the fact that she and others lived next to a world icon, it was difficult to claim him as their own. “We can say it has been a privilege to live next door to him,” she said.Globally, meanwhile, as tributes from political, religious and civil society leaders at home and abroad continued to pour in on Friday, Mandela’s passing became a trending topic on social media networks, with millions of people from all over the world celebrating of his life and legacy.And as the country’s flags were lowered to half-mast, Ster-Kinekor theatres announced that they would not be screening Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom for the next 24 hours, Primedia Broadcasting suspended all advertising on its radio stations, and the Johannesburg Stock Exchnage (JSE) suspended trading for 5 minutes at 11am as a mark of respect for Mandela’s passing.“We lost the father of our nation, and join millions of people around the world today in mourning,” Primedia Group CEO Kuben Pillay said in a statement.“Thank you Madiba,” Pillay said. “Thank you for giving up your freedom so that we could have ours, for teaching us grace and humility and showing us a better way. A great light has indeed gone out, and while we celebrate his life and legacy, we are deeply saddened by his passing.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Press Release: Brand South Africa saddened at rugby legend Joost Van der Westhuizen’s passing

first_imgJoost van der Westhuizen was an ambassador for the nation brand, says Brand South Africa chief executive.Springbok rugby great, Joost van der Westhuizen, passed on after five years of suffering from motor neuron disease. (Youtube screenshot)Johannesburg, Thursday 09 February 2017 – Joost Van der Westhuizen will be remembered as one of the greatest Springboks and as a positive ambassador for the nation brand that is South Africa,” said Brand South Africa’s chief executive, Dr Kingsley Makhubela.Reflecting on the 1995 World Cup final, a match that helped late President Nelson Mandela unite the new South Africa – Dr. Makhubela added: “The rugby legend’s participation in the 1995 Rugby World Cup – a sporting event of immense social and political importance for South Africa ranks as his most triumphant accomplishment.“The iconic image of Nelson Mandela dressed in a Springbok jersey presenting the William Webb Ellis Cup to the winning team galvanised and united South Africa and sealed Van der Westhuizen’s place in history.”The former Springbok scrumhalf passed away on Monday aged 45, after losing his nearly six-year long battle with motor neuron disease (MND). Van der Westhuizen, played 89 Tests for the Springboks between 1993 and 2003.Dr. Makhubela concluded: “Today we express our appreciation to Joost van der Westhuizen, for his passion and active role in branding South Africa as a country that Inspires New Ways. We express our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr Van der Westhuizen. We share in your mourning.”last_img read more

November Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

first_imgRokman4( Member since 2008 )Rokman4Nomination by 2oddHOGs:“Rod spends a lot of time helping new cachers learn everything from the basics of geocaching to more intricate hides. When I first met Rod, he was giving a talk at a small town library. Rod is enthusiastic and thinks nothing of going over to a person’s home to help them with a computer problem or to take them out to find their first cache.  Rod was instrumental in setting up the first ever geocaching training ground, on a city owned recreational island, that will stay a training ground even now that the training event happened (close to 100 people attended).  Rod spent a lot of time working to make a contact with the city, showing them what he planned for the  island and getting the city’s support to hold the event and keep the island as the training ground. Rod is a terrific role model for those of us that are new the the game. ”nicgeo( Member since 2009 )nicgeoNomination by Mickelic:“Nicole is a geography teacher who uses geocaching to teach her students about latitude and longitude. She just wrote a grant for new GPS devices for her students and was awarded $500. Those who awarded the grant thought that her grant was the most unique and they featured Nichole in their monthly newsletter. I believe that she should be up for a nomination because, due to her excitement for geocaching, all of her students love going on field trips geocaching in our area. There is so much more about NicGeo which makes her the cacher of the month.” October Featured Geocacher of the Month, coast2coast2coastEvery month the geocaching community nominates people to be the  Geocacher of the Month – a geocacher who positively contributes to the community and stands out for his or her outstanding involvement in the activity. Groundspeak Lackeys choose three of the nominees and tell their stories here on Latitude 47. The community selects which of the three should be designated “Geocacher of the Month.”Last month, geocachers awarded the honor to coast2coast2coast. More than 50 geocachers wrote in support of the winner. Coast2coast2coast has hosted multiple events, helped direct the Mid Island Geocaching organization, and is known for his dedication to the geocaching community. Congratulations to all those who were nominated in October.Now it’s your turn to help select the featured November “Geocacher of the Month.” The nomination period is closed and we have whittled it down to the three geocachers featured below.Featured Geocacher of the Month GeocoinWrite a comment on this blog post about which of these three geocachers you feel should be November’s “Geocacher of the Month.” Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month.Some testimonials have been edited for length. Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured November “Geocacher of the Month.” A panel of Lackeys will use your comments to help decide which geocacher is awarded the honor. Each featured “Geocacher of the Month” will receive an exclusive special edition featured ”Geocacher of the Month” Geocoin along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and a certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by 2 of the founders of Geocaching.com. We will be accepting comments for November’s award through Monday the 24th.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be the Geocacher of the Month, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@groundspeak.com.Every nomination must meet the following requirements:Geocacher of the Month Geocoin Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and a description (500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the December Geocacher of the Month must be received by December 3rd.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the October ‘Featured Geocacher of the Month’October 25, 2011In “Community”Announcing the November Featured Geocacher of the MonthNovember 23, 2011In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsOctober 13, 2011In “Community” _JohnnyCache ( Member since 2007 )_JohnnyCacheNomination by Bocco:“_JohnnyCache has volunteered countless hours of his time as the president of the Maryland Geocaching Society for the past two years. In that position Tom has worked tirelessly to promote geocaching in our state. He also provides links for helpful information, and detailed instructions on how to use various GPSr’s, software, etc., in our organization forums. He has created a Maryland Geocaching Society fanpage on facebook, and a smartphone app for our forums. _JohnnyCache is not only an enthusiastic geocacher in his own right, who has hidden some of the most devious cache hides in the state, he gives back to our community of cachers. His efforts as president of our society have enhanced geocaching in Maryland enormously.”last_img read more

Total Force Fitness and Cooperative Extension: Environmental Fitness

first_imgIn this week’s Friday Field Notes, we will explore the resources available through cooperative extension to promote environmental fitness. Total Force Fitness (TFF), combined with human performance optimization (HPO), engages service members, their loved ones, and units while they’re healthy and performing well. The TFF framework also provides tools to prevent health and performance skills from weakening. This focus on prevention is what’s called “left of bang.” Coordinating efforts from both left and right of bang—including taking steps to prevent injury, boost resilience, and promote recovery—are essential to sustaining Military Family health and readiness.What Is Environmental Fitness?Environmental fitness is defined as the ability to perform mission-specific duties in any environment and withstand the multiple stressors of deployment and war. Many theater specific environmental stressors can be identified, assessed, and mitigated before deployment. These stressors are typically categorized by their physical, chemical, or biological parameters and include heat, cold, altitude, ionizing radiation, noise, hazardous chemicals, ultrafine particulate matter, as well as biologic agents in food, water, or other media. Mitigation of these stressors can improve the environmental fitness of military members and their families. (see O’Connor et al., 2010).These scholars point out that a concept comparable to total fitness is also emerging throughout the civilian sector wherein medical facilities are merging with fitness facilities to holistically integrate healthy behaviors and lifestyles, to include diet and exercise, as part of the overall treatment of disease. As the health-challenged civilian and military populations expand, the management and prevention of both acute and chronic health conditions have become increasingly critical. To that end, numerous efforts at the federal and state level are investing in the possibilities of what is being called Outdoor RX. Originally, Outdoor RX was focused on children where studies found support for the use of outdoor exercise prescriptions in children. In its conception, Outdoor RX was a collaboration between the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children that paired exercise prescriptions with guided outdoor programs to increase physical activity among children (See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27834192).New Possibilities in the Environmental Fitness DomainMore recently, based on the work of land grant university and cooperative extension scholars and practitioners, applications of the Outdoor RX conceptualization have been applied to veterans, service members and their families. An important resource in this domain is the book “This Land is Your Land – Toward A Better Understanding Of Nature’s Resiliency-Building And Restorative Power For Armed Forces.”A MFLN series of webinars highlighted this growing area of interest (see https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/28813/ ). A bill introduced to congress on May 1, 2019, could make outdoor recreation an official treatment option for veterans suffering from mental health disorders (see https://www.outsideonline.com/2394553/veterans-outdoor-therapy-could-become-law). Similar bills are being presented and passed in state legislatures.Cooperative Extension in the Total Force FitnessCornell Cooperative Extension practitioner and scientist Keith Tidball was recently recognized by the Center for Jackson Hole for an award to be presented at the SHIFT (Shaping How We Invest For Tomorrow) annual festival, held each autumn in Jackson Hole, that explores issues at the intersection of outdoor recreation, conservation, and public health.  Tidball has been working with outdoor recreation therapy and returning combatants as well as others dealing with trauma for over a decade, and will be working with the Center for Jackson Hole to host a symposium focused on application for Outdoor RX lessons learned from the veteran community to the currently serving military community and their families, to enhance readiness and resilience.last_img read more