It was a game that had everything at stake including bragging rights as champion netballers in the Central Province.But it was Central who turned up ready to play taking a 12-9 lead from the first quarter and maintaining it to the end.By the third quarter, the traffic was all one way as Central’s two shooters Naolyn Mahuta and Keleni Ipai scored at will.Signs of fatigue were showing in both teams by the fourth quarter but Central continued to pile on the points until the final whistle.Mahuta who plays at goal shooter was the better of the two shooters, scoring 31 goals from 48 attempts. The win was made extra sweet for Central who picked up three individual awards in the U21 division: Ipai won the best shooter, Vele Walo won best defender and Mahutu won the Most Valuable Player award.
LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Young went for a takedown that brought Bolick to the floor, igniting a series of ejections that saw Bolick and Doliguez get thrown out with 2:28 remaining in the game.Fernandez, meanwhile, was suspended for his second infraction of “disrespecting game officials.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendBolick was also given a warning by NCAA commissioner Bai Cristobal for the aforementioned offense.The suspension took Bolick out of the running for any individual award including the Most Valuable Player plum. Bolick is currently sixth in the MVP race. —BONG LOZADA, Inquirer.net Winning start 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. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe NCAA on Wednesday imposed one-game suspensions on San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez, Red Lions Robert Bolick and Clint Doliguez, and College of St. Benilde wingman Carlo Young.The three players were involved in an in-game scuffle late in the Red Lions’ 72-58 win on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ PGT Asia 2nd leg begins at Splendido MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground View comments
Eid-ul-Adha message from the Government of the Cooperative Republic of GuyanaEid-ul-Adha is the annual occasion on which Muslims reflect on and celebrate the unquestionable obedience to God by Prophet Abraham. As our Muslim brothers and sisters gather to pray, demonstrate sacrifice and share with the less fortunate among us, the Government of the Cooperative of Republic Guyana joins in paying homage to all those who have sacrificed for their families, their communities and their country over the years.For many years the Guyanese people have had to endure hardships and sacrifice on a day-to-day basis. Today we are closer to a better life for all of our people, in spite of hiccups in the journey. With a sense of patriotism and national pride and an unyielding commitment to the development of our fair land we shall continue to make progress together, leaving no citizen behind.Just as the Muslim community is known to band together generally but especially in difficult times, so too, must we as Guyanese, stand together and united. At a juncture in our history when we continue to face sporadic threats to our national sovereignty we are obliged to take a signal from our Muslim brothers and sisters and mobilise in a show of unity and strength to make it abundantly clear that ‘not a blade of grass’.As was the appeal for Eid-ul-Adha 2015, this is once again a fitting occasion for us to restate the call for a deepening of national unity and the strengthening of social cohesion among our people. Though diverse in origins we share a common destiny and it is imperative that we cooperate for the purposes of national advancement.The message of Eid-ul-Adha is an example of the discipline and commitment needed, if we are to build Guyana into a nation which affords a good life for all Guyanese. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana appeals to all to conduct the sacrifices safely, with due consideration for the animals and as humanely as possible as is prescribed for in Islam.Eid Mubarak to all Muslims.
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director (ED) for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, is urging every stakeholder to allow their teenage girls to have the power to make their own decisions.According to the specialized UN agency’s Executive Director, when a teenage girl has the power, the means and the information to make her own decisions in life, she is more likely to overcome obstacles that stand between her and a healthy, productive future. “This will benefit her, her family and her community,” he added in his Message for World Population Day 2016, which was celebrated on Monday, July 11 in the auditorium of the University of Liberia on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.“When she has no say in decisions about her education, health, work or even marital status, she may never realize her full potential or become a positive force for transformation in her home, community and nation,” Dr. Osotimehin contended. He also stated that in some parts of the world, a girl who reaches puberty is deemed by her family or community as ready for marriage, pregnancy and childbirth.“She may be married off and forced to leave school. She may suffer a debilitating condition, such as fistula, from delivering a child before her body is ready for it. She may be denied her human rights,” sadly he added. Dr. Osotimehin urged governments everywhere to invest in teenage girls, in ways that empower them to make important life decisions and equip them to one day earn a living, engage in the affairs of their communities and be on an equal footing with their male counterparts.The international theme for the Day was, “Investing in teenage girls for a more just, stable and peaceful world,” with the national theme, “Investing in Teenage Girls.”In his Message, too, the UN Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon, stated among other things that just when girls should be in school and imagining the possibilities ahead, too many are held back from pursuing their ambitions by social and cultural traps. “While a boy’s options and opportunities tend to expand when he becomes an adolescent, those of a girl too often shrink. Half of all sexual assaults worldwide are committed against girls aged 15 or younger. In developing countries, one in three girls is married before she reaches 18. And teenage girls are less likely than teenage boys to start or finish secondary school.”According the United Nations Secretary-General, rectifying these inequalities is critical for the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the specific goals of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.At the national celebration, 16-year-old Satta Sheriff, a graduate of the St. Peter’s Lutheran School on 14th Street in Sinkor, stressed the need for the government and its partners to invest in the education of teenage girls. She further stated that government must provide safe learning environments for teenage girls to help build up their foundations for the future. She explained that women are being sexually harassed in most corners of the society and that gender-based violence also remains on the increase.Satta informed the audience that some of the impediments blocking teenage girls from obtaining education in the country are early marriage, teenage pregnancy and harmful traditional practices.As she called on the government to make good use of every international and local instrument for the benefit of teenagers, the St. Peter’s Lutheran High School graduate used the occasion to encourage her peers to see themselves as people with great potentials, which can lead them to achieving their dreams. Also making remarks, UNDP Country Director, Dr. Kamil Kamalluddeen said the issue of investing in teenage girls is key to the betterment of every society. He stressed that more needs to be done in helping to protect the future of teenage girls in the country. He used the occasion to urge relevant government authorities to work along with their partners to ensure that the educational foundation is well improved.Dr. Oluremi Sogunro, UNFPA-Liberia Country Representative, spoke about the need to prioritize the education and empowerment of teenage girls.Dr. stressed that there is so much emphasis on the boy child thereby making the girl child to lag behind in terms of education and empowerment.“If we say we want to invest in girls’ education, we must do it. They are the pillars of the nation. When you educate a girl child, you educate a whole nation; therefore, we must do all we can to invest in them,” he added.Dr. Sogunro emphasized that while it is good to craft instruments intended for girls’ education, implementation of those documents must be key. He used the occasion to assure the audience of UNFPA’s continuous support to programs and activities geared toward girls’ education and empowerment. 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A husband and wife found themselves appearing before City Magistrate Judy Latchman after they were taken off a Fly Jamaica Airlines flight because their passports had fake Canadian visas.Pakaj Kumar Patel, 24, and his wife, Roshini Benn Patel, 32, both business owners, initially denied that on February 22, 2018, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, and with intent to defraud, they uttered to Customer Service Representative Lorisa Lewis Primo forged Canadian visas inserted into their Republic of Indian passports purporting to show that same were issued by the Government of Canada when they knew that to be false.Attorney for the defendants, Adrian Thompson, said his clients had no intention of using forged documents. However, following consultations, Magistrate Latchman re-read the charges to the defendants, and they pleaded guilty.According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, the couple was staying with a family member at Fifth Street, Alberttown, Georgetown. After spending a month in Guyana, they attempted to leave for Canadian, but were subsequently taken off the flight, which they had already boarded.They were told that the visas being used were forged, and they were taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), where they were told of the offence they had committed and were charged.The Patels were each fined $100,000, failing to pay which would result in a 12-month prison sentence.
FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Northern Rockies RCMP and North District Major Crime Unit are investigating the suspicious death of two people south of the Liard Hot Springs.On Monday, July 15, 2019, at approximately 7:19 a.m. Northern Rockies front line officers were called to an area on the highway approximately 20 kilometres south of Liard Hot Springs.Upon attendance, police discovered two adults deceased. Both deaths appeared to be suspicious and Northern Rockies RCMP called for assistance from North District Major Crime Unit.- Advertisement -Police are asking anyone with information to please call Fort Nelson RCMP at (250) 774-2700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.No further information is available at this time.
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a report that looks at the safety of the Province’s drinking water.According to Auditor General Carol Bellringer, the report, titled ‘The Protection of Drinking Water: An Independent Audit’, concludes that the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer are not sufficiently protecting drinking water for all British Columbians.“We undertook this audit because of the considerable importance of safe drinking water and because the risks to drinking water are increasing. We found that overall, the Ministry of Health and the PHO’s accountability to ensure drinking water was protected is concerning.”- Advertisement -Bellringer says while the Ministry has taken some action to mitigate risks to drinking water, more needs to be done as they have not developed a strategy to address which water systems are at risk.Bellringer also says B.C. has not had a known outbreak of a waterborne illness since 2004, but if a single event that contaminates drinking water were to happen, it could cause serious health impacts for numerous people.The full report is available on the Auditor General’s website.Advertisement
Recently, hybridizers have developed poinsettias in not only traditional reds, but two-toned red and white, pink and white, speckled, dark-almost-black burgundy, blush pink and white. And with a new line of bronze/gold tones, poinsettias are perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving and and the yuletide. In the future, don’t be surprised to see poinsettias in “fantasy colors.” The Fred C. Gloeckner Co. in Harrison, N.Y., has held trials on the East Coast using a dye that doesn’t harm the plants. Results showed that bright blue poinsettias were favored by customers three to one over the other colors. Stay tuned. And when thinking of purchasing a poinsettia for your holiday, don’t buy into the long-held rumor that they are poisonous. They are not. The rumor has persisted since 1919, when a 2-year old child of an Army officer stationed in Hawaii died of poisoning, and the cause was incorrectly assumed to be a poinsettia leaf. While many species in the genus Euphorbia are highly toxic, poinsettia is not among them. email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Many traditional accessories to the holiday season come from far-flung places around the world. Poinsettias, for example, had their roots in an Aztec folk story. St. Nicholas originated in Northern Europe. And the three wise men’s gifts to the baby Jesus of gold, frankincense and myrrh go back to biblical days in the Middle East. While we all know what gold is, it may be surprising to learn that frankincense and myrrh actually came from ancient plants. Myrrh is an aromatic gum resin obtained from trees and shrubs of the genus commiphora of India, Arabia and Eastern Africa. It is used in perfume and incense. Likewise, frankincense is a dried tree sap, or resin, obtained from African and Asian trees of the genus Boswellia and also are used in incense and perfumes. Poinsettias have come a long way since the Aztecs called them Cuetlaxochitl as far back as the 14th century, when their sap was used to control fevers and their bracts were used to make a reddish dye. Montezuma, the last of the Aztec kings, would have poinsettias brought by caravans into what is now Mexico City, because poinsettias could not be grown in the high altitude. The poinsettia was introduced to the United States by Joel Roberts Poinsett, a congressman and U.S. ambassador to Mexico appointed by John Quincy Adams in the 1820s. Poinsett was a plantsman, and while in Mexico he wandered the countryside in search of exotic species. In 1828, he found the shrub with large red flowers, took cuttings and brought them back to his South Carolina greenhouse. The poinsettia is a member of the euphorbia family (euphorbia pulcherrima) known for its milky sap. By the 1900s, the Ecke family, now in Encinitas, became the leading hybridizer, creating wonderful varieties. The poinsettia became a symbol of Christmas as a result of the Aztec legend of two poor Mexican children who had no gift to lay by the manger of the Christ child. Instead, they gathered a bucket of weeds and upon presenting their humble gift, the weeds burst forth in lovely red, starlike flowers. The real color from the poinsettia comes from bracts, which are modified leaves. The true flowers (called cyathia) are small, yellow and round, and are in the center of the bracts. If a poinsettia is losing (or has lost) its cyathia, it is beyond its prime.
Jose Mourinho appears to be well and truly placing his stamp on Manchester United’s squad this summer. On the day Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined up with his new team-mates, the Portuguese boss reportedly told nine Red Devils players their futures lies away from the club. Mourinho apparently wants to reduce his squad for next season to 24 players and those nine have been told they are not needed, either permanently or in the short-term. They trained with the under-21s at Carrington earlier this week and are unlikely to feature in Saturday’s friendly with Galatasaray.So, which nine players have reportedly been told they can leave Old Trafford? Click the arrow, above right, to see who, starting with Bastian Schweinsteiger.Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have already joined Mourinho’s Man United revolution – will Paul Pogba soon follow? See all the done deals for each Premier League club hereREAD MORE: Germany’s World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football 1. Bastian Schweinsteiger, midfielder – click the arrow, above right, to see which other Manchester United players could be on their way our of Old Trafford – The German midfielder announced his retirement from international football this week and he has also been told he can end his spell at Old Trafford. The 31-year-old, signed by Louis van Gaal in 2015, had a frustrating first season due to injuries and he has two years left to run on his current deal. 9 2. Tim Fosu-Mensah, defender – This potential departure is one the Manchester United fans could be most disappointed with. The 19-year-old Dutch full-back is recovering from a calf injury and he could still be retained by Mourinho. It would, however, be surprising to see him shipped out permanently having signed a long-term deal in the summer. 9 4. Adnan Januzaj, midfielder – The 21-year-old is fighting for his future at Old Trafford. He spent half a season on loan in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and has, in recent days, been linked with a reunion with his former Red Devils manager David Moyes at Sunderland. 9 9 9 3. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, defender – The 19-year-old academy product impressed in his breakthrough season at Old Trafford. Borthwick-Jackson made 14 appearances in all competitions, but he has apparently been told by his new boss that he does not feature in the club’s first-team plans for 2016/17. He signed a new deal at the same time as Marcus Rashford in May – could a Premier League loan be on the cards? 9 9 6. Will Keane, forward – The striker will be hoping to kick-start his career at 23 years of age, and seeing the success of his twin brother Michael at Burnley will only make him more determined. A six-month loan at Championship side Preston saw Keane net twice in 22 appearances and, like Wilson, he is unlikely to get a look in at Old Trafford with Rashford, Rooney, Ibrahimovic and Martial all ahead of him in the pecking order. 9 9 7. Tyler Blackett, defender – The 22-year-old returned to the club after a season in Scotland with SPL champions Celtic. He played just eight times and it looks like he will have to look elsewhere to get his career going. He initially impressed in 14/15 after emerging onto the scene but has not progressed much since. 8. Paddy McNair, defender – The Northern Irishman’s career has not taken off as he would have liked after breaking through in 2014. He made 19 appearances under Louis van Gaal in both 14/15 and 15/16 and was also part of Michael O’Neill’s squad for Euro 2016. With a number of players ahead of him in the defensive pecking order, 21-year-old McNair will have to look elsewhere for game time and it remains to be seen whether that will be temporary or permanently. 5. James Wilson, forward – As many as 12 clubs are believed to have enquired about the striker’s availability. The 20-year-old, who scored five times for Championship side Brighton in a loan spell last season, has reportedly been told he features in the club’s long-term plans, but not in the short term. He can play in the under 21s in 2016/17, or go out on loan and he is not short of options. The Red Devils were short of options up front at times last season and fans were keen to see Wilson given a chance, but it appears they are well stocked for the coming year with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford all ahead of him in the pecking order. 9. Andreas Pereira, midfielder – The Belgian-born 20-year-old is one of the nine players to be told he still has a future at the club, so he could be sent out on loan to get some regular playing time. He signed for the club as a 16-year-old youth player from PSV in 2011 and he has just 13 senior appearances to his name.
ErrigalClimbers who have scaled one of Ireland’s most iconic mountains to raise money for needy causes are being asked to put their hands in their pockets – this time to save the mountain.Mount Errigal has been the setting for thousands of charity climbs over the years.But erosion on the mountain has resulted in Donegal County Council and the local Dunlewey Development Committee being forced to bring in a consultant to examine damage caused to the 751-metre (2,464 ft) mountain.Chris York from Walking-The-Talk has spent the past week assessing the damage caused by walkers and hikers on the mountain. And he has admitted that it will now take “hundreds of thousands of euro” to repair and safeguard the mountain for future users.A plan is now being drawn up to stop the damage for future generations of hikers.Among the tips being given to climbers is not to climb the mountain after it has rained.Mr York said it will take a considerable amount of work which will come at a price to safeguard the mountain which is dangerous in many parts. “It will take a considerable amount of money and we will ave to sit down and see where that money will come from.“Perhaps many people who have climbed the mountain as part of charity hikes over the years will be prepared to donate some money.“There is no easy way to ‘sweeten the pill’, we can’t stick our heads in the peat bog and pretend that the damage is not there,” he said.People concerned about the mountain can meet with Mr York who is holding consultations in the Dunlewey Community Centre today (SAT) July 25 between 4 and 7pm.Groups or individuals are invited to drop in and discuss their views on the access to Errigal. Alternatively you can e-mail your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 5. CHARITY CLIMBERS ASKED TO DIG DEEP TO SAVE ERRIGAL was last modified: July 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:consultantdonegalmount errigalsave