Bougainville students win UPNG Soccer Association grand final

first_imgThey defeated Morobe United 2-0 in the grand final today at the UPNG Oval.The boys in orange proved too strong, scoring eight minutes into the game to make it 1-0 through Patrick Aisa right in front of net.Real Blacks’ strong defence kept them from scoring despite several attempts.Morobe had the advantage of height but were scoreless at half time 1-0.The second half was intense as both teams showed off their skills while the game picked up momentum and the crowd were on their feet supporting their favourite team.Morobe lost one player 20 minutes into the second half when Asa Willie was given a red card and sent off the field for instructing the referee what to do.With ten minutes left to full time, Real Blacks put on a strong attack and with determination scored their second goal through Edwin Taberia who flicked the ball past Morobe’s keeper to take them to victory.The team walks away with the K10 000 prize money which they will receive during the presentation on Friday 23 October.Coach and 2nd year student Quinten Nukuitu was proud of the team and said they deserved the win after coming this far without a loss.“The hard work has paid off and all the sacrifices balancing their studies and training,” he said.Team manager and 3rd year student Trevor Wahuna thanked their sponsors Thomas Tabere and Buin Guest House that provided the team’s uniforms.last_img read more

A midfielder battalion advances against the Oblak headdress

first_imgIt is the extreme uncertainty, the taste for the blow of effect, the eternal sleight of hand, what has football on the altars for a century and a half. Today the Super Cup, Madrid and Atlético are played, which a year ago would not have deserved to be here by regulationí and three months ago, sportingly either. Two intruders, who would say Valverde, who knows if venturing the one that was going to fall, disputing a title at 4,500 kilometers from Cibeles and Neptune. Today Atlético puts itself in the hands of Correa, now his most decisive footballer, in summer convertible into currencies. Today is a favorite Madrid that the neighbor put seven in July in New Jersey. Today Zidane is sanctified, which almost crushes a crisis of collective faith not so long ago. Today Benzema is missing and Madrid does not perceive it as a drama but as an opportunity to change records. The forecasts in this expire before the yogurts.It could be said that Madrid has moved to the territory of Atlético, for good and for bad. Now they share both the high cost of goal and defensive firmness, which in LaLiga places them in the head of impermeability (Oblak and Courtois are in superhero mode). But they reach the same summit from radically different routes. Atlético is here after surviving Barcelona with 27% possession and half of the shots on goal. With that economic football, the pizza of the metaphor of Simeone, Atlético has been hooked to everything in the last month: it still has four titles on fire. Madrid is in the final stretch of a conversion. The march of Cristiano felt like an amputation, but he is very close to normal life without him. Even without Benzema, his great offensive asset. All thanks to a radical change of format. Back offers an unknown strength. He has only conceded a goal in the last four games. And his midfielders, very shy on arrival, are now sharp: Modric has five goals, his biggest record since he arrived; and Kroos, with four, is close. Casemiro, top LaLiga recuperator and leader in defensive disputes won, has lowered the center of gravity of the team.Author derby on the benchesWith five midfielders of all conditions crushed Valencia and today you can repeat, who knows if with another tip, given Jovic’s lack of heartbeat.In Atlético, Correa has risen to essential, with three goals and three assists in the last four games, while the fear spreads over Oblak, who only completed a part of yesterday’s training, played even after Thursday’s clash with Luis Suarez. If it is missing today, Atlético loses the miracle factor. Joao Felix could return to the band, as in the afternoon of 7-3, with Correa de punta punta.Zidane has won the final eight he has played as a coach, but Simeone has already taken a Cup, a national Super Cup and a European Cup from Madrid. Of course, none to French. Madrid, by brand awareness, will have the public on its side. Barça did not help.last_img read more

Hurricanes suspend defenseman Babchuk

first_imgThe Carolina Hurricanes suspended defenseman Anton Babchuk on Wednesday for failing to report to their American Hockey League affiliate in Albany, N.Y. The suspension came the day after Babchuk was sent down and the Hurricanes activated defenseman Frantisek Kaberle from the non-roster injured list. Babchuk had two goals and 12 assists in 51 games with the Hurricanes. His agent, Jay Grossman of Tarrytown, N.Y., did not return a telephone message seeking comment, and a woman who answered the phone at Grossman’s office said he was out of the office traveling. Kaberle missed 55 games while he recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, and is best known for scoring the decisive goal in Game 7 of last season’s Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers. He picked up where he left off Tuesday, scoring the winner in his first game back, a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Rolston out sick: Leading scorer Brian Rolston didn’t practice with Minnesota because of a lingering stomach virus that kept him out of the Wild’s game at Dallas the night before. Rolston, whose 25 goals and 46 points are tops on the team, saw a doctor instead of practicing. He wasn’t feeling better but tests didn’t reveal anything, assistant general manager Tom Lynn said. Rolston is questionable to play in tonight’s game against Florida. Hello, Columbus: The NHL draft will be held June22-23 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The first round will be Friday night and broadcast live on VERSUS, with rounds two through seven held Saturday morning, the NHL said. Stars sign goalie: Dallas backup goaltender Mike Smith signed a two-year deal to stay with the Stars through the 2008-09 season. Smith, who would have become an unrestricted free agent when his previous contract expired June 30, will make $950,000 per year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “He said he needed a few days to think about it,” general manager Jim Rutherford said by phone from Boston, where the Hurricanes will play the Bruins today. Rutherford said the suspension will last “until he makes a decision.” last_img read more

Vacancies tightening in region

first_imgOffice and industrial vacancy rates continued tightening in last year’s fourth quarter from 2004, with space in the San Fernando Valley hitting critically low levels, a commercial real estate firm said Monday. Rates are now so low in the Valley that both sectors are considered at capacity and could impede the creation of new jobs, officials said. During the final three months of 2005 the industrial vacancy rate was to 2.2 percent in the Greater San Fernando Valley (from Pasadena to the Ventura County line) at year’s end. A year ago it was 2.5 percent, said CB Richard Ellis. For the Greater Los Angeles area, which includes Ventura County, the industrial vacancy rate fell to 1.8 percent from 2.4 percent. For the Greater Los Angeles area the rate fell to 10.6 percent from 12.9 percent at the end of 2004. Rates ranged from a high of 16.5 percent in the South Bay to a low of 5.9 percent in the San Gabriel Valley. The South Bay’s office market is in for a hit this summer when Nissan USA moves its headquarters to Nashville, Tenn. Rick McGeagh, CB Richard Ellis vice president in the South Bay, said in the report that this will bring about 900,000 square feet of space on the market. That could possibly ease tightness in other areas. Bruce Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, characterized the low office and industrial rates here as unbelievable. And he laments the fact that more industrial buildings are not being developed as old sites are put to other uses. “There is no replacement. Nobody is out there rezoning for industrial,” he said. “We have to be able to put those manufacturing jobs and those R and D jobs in zoning locations that are going to accept them.” Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “We are not replacing buildings … fast enough,” said Nick Gregg, senior vice president at the company who specializes in the Valley area market. “Residential has really been the hot property over the past few years.” Vacancy rates in the region varied from a low of 0.4 percent in Central Los Angeles to a high of 5.6 percent in Ventura County. Gregg said that both the industrial and office markets, both at their lowest levels in years, could benefit from more space. “For our overall economy we need to have more available. It’s healthy for everyone involved. It brings more employment, which helps everyone,” he said. In the office sector the Valley’s vacancy rate was 8.1 percent versus 9.9 percent a year ago. The Tri Cities market – Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena – had a rate of 7.3 percent, down from 9.1 percent a year ago. last_img read more


first_imgUPDATED: READERS are reporting icy stretches on many of our roads today, including some main routes.Motorists are advised to drive with caution on ALL secondary roads and in the following areas:Roads in Lettermacaward Killea to DerryMilford to Ramelton.Carrigart to Downings.Letterkenny to Ballybofey Ballyare to Illistrin (bad at junction).Moville to Greencastle.Quigley’s Point to Carndonagh.Dunlewey to Gaoth DobhairLetterkenny to Glenties/Ardara You can send us more of your updates to info@donegaldaily.comBLACK ICE WARNING ON DONEGAL’S ROADS was last modified: January 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BLACK ICE WARNING ON DONEGAL’S ROADSlast_img read more

Woman caught with forged €20 notes took rap for boyfriend

first_imgA woman who was caught with a number of forged €20 notes claimed they belonged to her ex-boyfriend.Courtney Coyle, aged 22 was stopped by Gardai in Co Donegal on June 14th last after a counterfeit note had been passed at a shop. Eagle-eyed staff at the shop took her car registration number and Gardai stopped her at Townsparks in Convoy.When stopped a total of ten €20 forged notes, all with the same serial number were found in a purse in the middle of the car.Solicitor for Ms Coyle of Summer Meadows Manor, Waterside in Derry, Mr Donagh Cleary said the notes belonged to her boyfriend but she had taken responsibility for them.Judge Paul Kelly asked if the accused had helped Gardai with their investigation and was told she had not.Mr Cleary added that the forged notes were technically in her possession because they were in her car but she had since split with her boyfriend and has no previous convictions.Letterkenny District Court heard that Ms Coyle is due to start work with a private ambulance company.Judge Kelly said that if Ms Coyel paid €200 to the Letterkenny Youth group he would dismiss the charge.Woman caught with forged €20 notes took rap for boyfriend was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 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)last_img read more

Looking out for SA’s sea life

first_imgFishermen off Cape Point in the Western Cape catching fish using handlines. (Image: Rodger Bosch For more free photos, visit the image library) Tamara O’ReillySouth Africa is no less of a culprit when it comes to threatening the survival of marine species by overfishing. To curb this, the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative aims to educate consumers on their choice of seafood and its impact on marine life.With both warm and cold waters lapping our shores, South African waters are attractive to a diverse sea life but like in most places around the world, the pressure of fishing has caused severe threat to some species of fish.The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) a partnership between the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, the Endangered Wildlife Trust and wildlife organisation WWF South Africa has encouraged restaurateurs to be more vigilant of suppliers’ fishing methods in order to avoid further damage to an already delicate ocean environment.SASSI provides its members (namely restaurants, wholesalers and retailers) with a chart containing a list of South African fish that are categorised using colours to denote the fish’s conservation status. Members of SASSI discourage the promotion of species that are from overexploited or vulnerable populations and to have better choices available for their customers.“Red Species” such as kingfish, blacktail and stonebream are by law, illegal to sell. They are listed as specially protected, restricted, or no-sale species and should never be bought or offered for sale as they are at great risk of extinction. Some fish on this list may be enjoyed at home if caught by licensed recreational anglers.“Orange Species” are not as endangered as their red counterparts. They may be sold legally by registered commercial fishers and retailers but an increased demand for these could be detrimental to their existence.The best options for consumers and retailers are those categorised as “Green Species”. They are recommended as the most popular choices available as they are relatively healthy and well-managed populations that can sustain current fishing pressure.“About 76 %of the world’s fish stocks are now overexploited, meaning that we as operators, need to take the initiative by learning about what species are in trouble and encourage others to do so as well,” says Brian Singer, owner of Blowfish Restaurant in Cape Town. “As restaurant owners, we can make a huge impact by refusing to spend our money on products that are unlawful.”Many communities in the world rely on fishing for survival, whether it’s through trade or as a primary source of food. It has been estimated that more than 200-million people around the world earn all, or part, of their income through fishing and related activities.Although water covers 70% of the earth, the perception that the sea is full of fish is largely unfounded. Not all areas of the sea are equally productive as most fish are found in the relatively shallow water near the coastline of continents and islands.Over fishingWhen more fish are caught than can be replaced by the breeding activities of the adult fish population, over fishing occurs. According to SASSI, it is estimated that 75% of global fish stocks are either exploited at maximum levels, or overexploited.Continued over-fishing is detrimental to everyone involved, from the fish and ecosystem, to the communities whose livelihoods depend on fishing, through to seafood retailers and the consumer.“The solution is not to ban fishing as this will have a negative impact on the world economy, and possibly an even worse impact on the environment, but rather it is to maintain reasonable regulations whereby we can make use of resources available to us without damaging the environment,” says Jaco Barendse, seafood and technical advisor of SASSI.Netting what’s not neededSome fisheries are very selective and use different methods to catch only those fish which they require. Other fisheries are non-selective and may catch fish and other animals that are not intended. These are called by-catch and often result in the catching, and killing, of sea life such as dolphins, seals and albatrosses.An alternative“There are also alternative solutions to fishing straight from wild stock. Aquaculture is a fast growing sector in the Western Cape economy and already seafood such as mussels, oysters and abalone are successfully raised,” adds Timony Siebert, coordinator of SASSI.Aquaculture involves the cultivation of sea life, mainly molluscs such as mussels and crustaceans such as crabs and prawns.According to the Aquaculture Association of South Africa, the world aquaculture industry contributes about 30% to total food fish. World aquaculture production has experienced an increase of over 40% over the previous two decades, with aquaculture making up the difference between rising demand and the stagnant supplies from capture fisheries. Africa is producing approximately 6% (570 000 tonnes) of the total world catch, with South Africa contributing respectively 9% and 0.5% to Africa’s and total world catch.Do you have comments or queries about this article? Email Tamara O’Reilly at linksGlobal water award for SA  Holidays that save the world Ecotourism reaps rich rewards  Useful linksKnow your seafood Aquaculture Association of South Africa Department of Water Affairs and ForestrySouthern African Sunstainable Seafood Initiativelast_img read more

Virgin’s China deal gets provisional green light for five years

first_imgVirgin Australia’s planned services to Hong Kong and China are gaining momentum after the Australian competition regulator announced it planned to approve a critical alliance involving part-owner HNA Group for five years.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a draft determination on Friday granting conditional approval for the alliance between the Australian carrier and HNA Aviation, Hong Kong Airlines and HK Express.The decision was in step with an ACCC decision to grant the alliance interim authorisation in March and will allow the partners to coordinate services between Australia and China.Virgin plans to launch services to Hong Kong on July 5 and has indicated it will follow up with mainland Chinese destinations, possibly Shanghai or Beijing.The deal will see Virgin and HNA enter reciprocal codeshare, lounge access and frequent flyer agreements as well as to coordinate pricing, sales and marketing.The ACCC believes the alliance will produce public benefits such as new and enhanced products and services, particularly from Virgin Australia.“The ACCC also considers that the alliance would, or would be likely to, result in some public benefit in the form of increased competition in international air passenger transport markets and stimulation of tourism through increased passenger traffic,’’ it said in its decision. “The ACCC considers that the Alliance is likely to result in little public detriment due to the lack of overlap between the Applicants’ current, and likely future, operations.’’Virgin welcomed decision which is due to subject to a final ruling in July after a public comment period.“This new alliance will provide significantly more competition and choice for travellers,’’ Virgin Group chief executive John Borghetti said in a statement. “ When the alliance is in place, guests will enjoy an expanded network of destinations across Australia, mainland China and Hong Kong.“The alliance will also enable Virgin Australia to accelerate its access to the Chinese travel market and work with HNA in driving inbound visitors to Australia, which will benefit our tourism industry and broader economy.’’last_img read more

‘Human polar bear’ makes Himalayan swim for peace

first_imgLewis Gordon Pugh powered across theicy waters of Lake Pumori beneath thesummit of Mt Everest to highlight thedangers of global warming and its impacton peace in the region. MEDIA CONTACTS •• tessa@lewispugh.comRELATED ARTICLES• Natalie wins Human Values award • Sport in South Africa• Climate park to cool off animals• SA’s new Antarctic research shipFiona McIntoshEnvironmental activist Lewis Gordon Pugh’s recent a record-breaking plunge through the frigid waters of a Himalayan lake has capped an illustrious career of extreme swimming expeditions, which began off the coast of South Africa 23 years ago.Pugh’s latest feat, a 1km swim across Lake Pumori beneath the summit of Mt Everest, was intended to draw the world’s attention to melting glaciers there and the effect this could have on peace in the region.He crossed the 2°C waters on 22 May in a time of 22 minutes and 51 seconds, setting new world standards for altitude swimming. All of Pugh’s swims are done in accordance with the Channel Swimming Association rules, in just a pair of Speedo swimming pants, cap and goggles.South African connectionPugh, 42, was born in the UK but moved to South Africa with his family at age 10. He was educated at St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown and Camps Bay High School, and studied politics and law at the University of Cape Town. He was just 17 when he completed his first long-distance swim from Robben Island back to Cape Town.He returned to the UK in his mid-20s and later practised as a maritime lawyer in London. In 2003 he left law to become a full-time environmental campaigner, using his swims through vulnerable ecosystems to highlight the dangers of climate change.In 2009 South African President Jacob Zuma awarded Pugh one of the highest honours in the country, the Order of Ikhamanga, “for his exceptional sporting triumphs, humanitarian feats and creating consciousness about the negative effects of global warming”.Biggest challenge yetAlthough Pugh is no stranger to crossing icy waters, he said his latest swim, at an altitude of 5 300m, was one of the hardest.“This was technically one of the most difficult swims I have ever done. I had to go as slowly as possible so that I didn’t hyperventilate and actually drown, and yet as quickly as possible to ensure that I wasn’t in the cold water for long enough to freeze to death.“It was a fine balance, and I think I got it just right, but I had to convert from crawl to breaststroke so that I could swim slowly enough to actually get my breath during the swim.”After the final practice swim in Lake Pumori, Pugh wasn’t optimistic. “It took two hours to hike up to the lake across excruciating terrain. At this height it was utterly exhausting. I then swam a distance of 300m. It was terrifying because I could not breathe properly at this altitude. My heart was pounding and I simply had no stamina … on two occasions I thought I might go under,” he said.Despite this, Pugh remained focused on the reason behind his swim. “I was inspired to do this because of the melting of these glaciers,” he said during a television interview in sight of the Khumbu Glacier, which extends all the way up to Everest.“The retreat of glaciers throughout the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush region is a major cause of concern because of the effect that it has on the countries downstream, which rely on glacial melt for constant water supply.“Imagine a situation where you’re in Bangladesh, Pakistan or China, and you’re not getting constant water supply. It’s a recipe for instability in this region, so this was a swim for peace,” he said.But the swim was just the start of Pugh’s campaign there. “Now I must go around the world, meet many heads of state, give speeches and try to bring what is happening in the Himalayas right into their offices and their boardrooms. We need to come to terms with the fact that we live in a global environment and what happens here … will impact every single person.”Polar swimsMelting sea ice at the poles is also a deep concern of Pugh’s. In 2005 he highlighted this by completing a 1km swim at 80 ° North around a section of Spitsbergen, a Norwegian island lying deep within the Arctic Circle. By doing this he also set the record for the most northerly long-distance swim in the world.Five months later he broke the record for the most southerly long-distance swim, by covering 1km at 65º South off the Antarctic Peninsula.Professor Tim Noakes, a sports scientist at the University of Cape Town, accompanied Pugh during both these expeditions and noted that the swimmer had the uncanny ability to raise his core body temperature by nearly 2°C before entering the freezing water. According to Noakes, this has not been seen in any other human.In 2006, after completing a leg across the Pacific Ocean off Sydney, Australia, Pugh became the first person to complete a long-distance swim in all five oceans of the world, having previously swum portions of the Arctic, Southern, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.KayakingBut Pugh’s pioneering adventures go beyond just swimming. In September 2008 he and his Hungarian world-champion paddling partner, Robbie Hegedus, set a new world record for kayaking from the most northerly Norwegian territory, across the Arctic Ocean, into channels within the pack ice. They reached 81° North.On his website Pugh claims that this is the furthest north anyone has travelled by kayak. He was named the OutThere magazine’s Adventurer of the Year in 2008 for this achievement.Pugh was deeply troubled by the extent of the melting pack ice seen during this kayaking trip. Over a period of 15 months, the sea ice at 81° North had thinned from 3m to 1m, he said.“I want to bring home to world leaders the reality of what is happening in the Arctic and in the glaciated mountain regions. The rate of change is clearly faster than nearly all the models predict, which has huge implications for climate change and how to tackle it.“Global warming is a serious problem that cannot be solved by just a few individuals. I hope that by inspiring people from around the world, I can make a difference.”last_img read more

Farm Bureau priorities addressed in Ohio Senate budget

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers, consumers and the environment will benefit from Farm Bureau supported provisions in the just announced Senate budget bill.Among the items Farm Bureau members and staff advocated for are retention of the business income tax deduction; funding for multiple water quality initiatives; and necessary funding for Ohio State University and Central State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts and OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Farm Bureau also sought needed funding for multiple programs within the Ohio Departments of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.Farm Bureau members called, texted and emailed Senators to express their views on the budget. The organization also offered formal testimony several times during the hearing process.“Our members spoke and our senators listened,” said Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Adam Sharp. “We’re pleased that our priorities were addressed in the Senate’s budget.”The two-year budget, which must now be reconciled with the House version and approved by Gov. Mike DeWine, comes at a crucial time for farmers and rural communities. The worst planting season and production outlook on record, already low commodity prices and market-disrupting international trade disputes have weakened Ohio’s largest industry.The business income tax deduction is especially important to farmers in the midst of an economic downturn.Ohio Farm Bureau First Vice President Bill Patterson, a produce grower and bakery operator, told senators during budget testimony that the tax deduction helps farmers by “allowing the good years to create a cushion. As a capital intensive business that typically requires yearly operating loans, the ability to save in good years due to policies like the business income tax deduction have allowed many farms to stay afloat as times have gotten tough.”The Senate budget also includes funding for Gov. DeWine’s proposed H2Ohio program, which will create additional tools for farmers who are working to adjust farming practices in ways that will improve water quality in Lake Erie and Ohio’s other waterways. The Senate budget also supports other water quality measures through specific agency and university programs.Other line-items Farm Bureau advocated for include ODA’s food safety, meat inspection, dairy, Ohio Proud and plant industry divisions, the Heidelberg Water Quality Lab and Ohio Sea Grant programs and education initiatives for career tech and industry-recognized credentials.Sharp said he was proud of the efforts of Farm Bureau members who reached out to their state senators. He encouraged members of the House-Senate conference committee to deliver to the governor a biennial budget that reflects the needs of rural Ohio. “Farmers and their communities are feeling the effects of a terrible farm economy,” he said. “We need lawmakers to respond accordingly.”last_img read more