SP netball team bow out of finals in style

first_imgThe SP girls were presented with brand new uniforms just in time for their game against Lee Partners last Sunday.It was a hard fought match with the scores locked at 9-9 at the break. But Lee Partners held on to a 1 point lead to seal the win 16-15 at full time.Captain, Agi Aruai thanked SP Brewery for funding the team to participate in the competition.“SP Brewery has always been supportive and we are happy with the assistance from our Marketing department.“The netball team is made up of a good cross section of fulltime employees and we will definitely be back next season,” said Aruai.last_img

How much money and points does Nadal take for his victory in Mexico?

first_imgRafa Nadal conquered this Sunday the Mexican Open of Acapulco for the third time in his profession. The title, the 85th in his file, is accompanied by a substantial quantity of money and points for the ATP rating. On this version the entire prize pool was elevated by 3.7% in comparison with 2019 for the lads’s match, remaining at $ 1,845,265 (1,673,358.46 euros). As champion, Nadal pockets 372,785 {dollars} (338,056 euros) and 500 points. Taylor Fritz, runner-up, will obtain a examine of $ 187,110 (169,678 euros) and 300 points. Within the girls’s match, of much less class, 251,750 {dollars} (246,433 euros) are put into play, 11% greater than final yr and 280 WTA points. Of these quantities, lBritish winner Heather Watson will obtain $ 43,000 (38,994 euros) and 280 points. Leylah Fernández, a Canadian, is entitled to $ 21,400 (19,406 euros) and 180 points as runner-up.last_img read more

Iza and Espino are unrivaled

first_imgEspino was the first to arrive. The Uruguayan signed for Cádiz last season, coming from Nacional. The last three games of the previous campaign were played at the start; and since then it has been a fixture in Cervera’s starting eleven. In this course he has only missed two games: one by sanction (he saw the expulsion against Alcorcón, on matchday 6 and was not against Deportivo) and another by technical decision (against Ponferradina on matchday 22). Precisely this was the day that his position ‘wobbled’ the most, however returned to ownership against Mirandés and since then has not dropped below eleven. His additions to the attack are one of Cádiz’s strengths in the rival area. Against Almería, in the first round, he became a hero two minutes from the end, scoring the goal that put the 1-2 on the scoreboard; and thus giving three very important points to the yellow team against a direct rival. The great season of Cádiz is written by the players themselves. There are two who are a constant for their work “in the shade” in this course and who barely occupy places on the covers. They are Iza and Espino. Both sides are the beginning of each attack play of the yellow team, (in many cases also the end) and a bolt in defense. And if there is something clear, it is that they are unrivaled in their respective demarcations. In attack he lavishes more than Espino (perhaps his strength) and like his partner, he has had a fundamental role in a meeting this season. Against Lugo, in Carranza, he dressed as a battering ram and thanks to his double, Cádiz took the victory. Their arrivals in the area are costly. The people from Cádiz are the Second team that has completed the most centers in the area so far in the League, with 752; and Iza has helped with 58. And if Espino’s work in defense is essential, Iza’s is not far behind. The one from Puerto de Santa María is behind the Uruguayan in recovered balls: he is second with 153 robberies.Quezada and Akapo are the natural substitutes for both players. The two train normally, waiting for their opportunity. The former has had to settle for playing one game as a starter and two as a substitute, while the latter has been injured for part of the season; and in the league he had minutes last day against Lugo.center_img If in attack the work of the ‘Pacha’ is important, defense is where it really stands out. Uruguayan he is the player who makes the most second innings and the one who wins the most times. Of 112 attempts, he took the ball in 67. Aitor Sanz, from Tenerife; and Pablo Larrea, from Ponferradina, occupy second and third place. As for the stolen balls, Espino, with 170, is the field player of the yellow team, which has the most recoveries this season. Yet another example of his defensive strength.Iza’s case is more significant if possible. The right-back has fallen standing in Cádiz and from the first day the love of all the fans has been won with his effort in every game. He is the player in the squad who has played the most minutes so far this season (he’s only missed eight) and In Second, it only surpasses him in this facet They are, from Ponferradina, who has played everything so far.last_img read more

ECOWAS, MRU to Coordinate Road Reform Program

first_imgThe Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Mano River Union (MRU) are expected to coordinate a US$332.95 million road sector reform program in three countries in the sub-region. The Governments of Liberia, Ivory Coast and Guinea launched the joint border road construction program in Cocody, Ivory Coast recently, according to the Liberia News Agency.The MRU Road Development and Transportation Facilitation Program is funded through the Transitional Support Fund and the African Development Fund.Components of the project are the pavement of a 47.8km road from Danané in La Cote d’Ivoire to Guinea Forest Region, and the 65km road connecting Blolequin to Toulépleu in Cote d’Ivoire towards the Liberia border in Maryland County.The project also covers the 28 km road from Tabou in Cote d’Ivoire to the Liberian border and the 30.75 km road from Lola to Guinea as well as the 96 km road from Karloken, Fish Town and Harper junction-Cavalla customs post in Liberia.The disclosure was made to reporters on Monday by the Acting director of communications and documentation at the Ministry of Public Works, Gregory Stemn.He said the coordination is intended to support post-conflict economic recovery within the sub-region.The program, he said will improve roads and intra-community trade, transport conditions on affected routes, and reduce transportation costs among the three countries as well as improve the living conditions of people in those areas.The project also includes the construction of a pre-stressed concrete girder bridge over the Cavalla River at the Liberia and Ivory Coast borders.Other aspects of the program, he said include creating awareness among road users, as well as the control and supervision of construction work and equipment (weighing station) of two joint border posts.It also covers the construction of four market centers; two in Liberia and two in Ivory Coast as well as training of women traders in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyanese busted with cocaine at JFK Airport

first_imgAfter providing officials at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York with inconsistent travel plans, a Guyanese youth was busted with over 25 pellets of cocaine in his stomach.Kester Anfrany JohnsonThe young man has been identified as 23-year-old Kester Anfrany Johnson. He is expected to face the court and answer to drug trafficking charges.According to information, the drug mule arrived at the JFK Airport on Tuesday on a Caribbean Airlines flight out of Guyana and it was then he was observed acting in a suspicious manner. His baggage was subjected to inspection and he became increasingly nervous, causing officials there to suspect something was amiss.A report stated that Johnson failed to properly answer the officials’ questions as well as provide them with the contact information, including the address, of the relative he intended to stay with. Based on his responses and general demeanour, he was subjected to an x-ray which revealed foreign objects in his stomach.He was taken into custody and subsequently excreted 25 pellets, which were later revealed to be cocaine. It is suspected that he has more in his body and authorities there are monitoring him.last_img read more

Citizens on patrol

“We most definitely wouldn’t have that,” said Whittier police Sgt. Dominic Iraldo, the volunteer coordinator. “We are very strict when it comes to things like that.” He said volunteers have been removed from their positions in the past for attempting similar activities. Pasadena police volunteer Dr. Rick Neumann, retired dean of counseling at Pasadena City College, said he has never been in a position where he felt unsafe in his eight years of volunteering. “The department does not put us in dangerous situations,” he said. Like many other volunteers, the 74-year-old retiree said donating his time to the Police Department offers him an opportunity to give back to the community he has lived and worked in for decades. “If you’re retired, you really need something to stay active with, something that’s fulfilling,” said Ben Hultsman, 80, a retired Southern California Gas Co. employee who volunteers with the Covina Police Department. Covina gives each of its volunteers 36 hours of training, then requires 16 volunteer hours per month. Hultsman said he has never been in a situation he felt was dangerous. “The volunteers here are trained and instructed not to get into any confrontation,” he said. He and his partner, Bill Gray, write tickets for handicapped and curb parking violations and track the progress of the city’s graffiti cover-up project. “For me, it’s very fulfilling to correct graffiti,” he said. “I get a lot of satisfaction out of trying to keep the city clean.” Staff Writer Pam Wight contributed to this story. bethania.palma@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2393160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Citizen police volunteers patrol the streets and help beef up the presence of local law enforcement agencies, while saving cities hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process. But the recent shooting deaths of two auxiliary officers in New York City have raised their profile and questions about their safety. The unarmed volunteers carry whistles and police radios while doing tasks that don’t require professional officers, like serving subpoenas, directing traffic on major incidents and helping with graffiti cleanup. But some argue that putting uniforms on civilians can draw the attention – and perhaps the gunfire – of criminals, making them unarmed targets. Montebello police Cpl. Gus Cisneros, who helps train the volunteer unit, said criminals do not stop to notice that they are not real officers. “Crooks see the uniforms and don’t necessarily know the difference between the Citizens’ Patrol and the sworn officers,” he said. “At first our officers weren’t comfortable with the idea of putting civilians in uniforms with no way to protect themselves.” Officials said the volunteers are essential to law enforcement agencies and argue they are instructed not to get entangled in potentially dangerous situations. “We don’t want to put them in harm’s way, but you never know,” said Pasadena police Cmdr. Rick Law. “We’ve been lucky so far.” While the New York volunteers were following on foot a man suspected of shooting a nearby restaurant employee, local volunteers are instructed not make arrests or get into confrontations, officials said. read more

Shaw TV to launch local talk show

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Shaw has announced that a new talk show will debut in May, available on Shaw TV in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.The program, called ‘Conversations — with Faisal Rashid’ will feature access producer, well-known community figure and the namesake of the show: Faisal Rashid.‘Conversations’ will cover social, economic, and everything else that matters to the people of the Peace River region. It’s produced through facilities and by staff of Shaw TV here in Fort St. John — including producer Emily Moyes and senior producer Dianne Townsend.- Advertisement -The very first show was taped in late April, and will feature Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman and City Councillor Dan Davies. It premieres on Wednesday, May 5 at 9 a.m. on Shaw TV Channel 10.Additional airings will take place that day at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., as well as the following day at 8 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Friday, May 7, it will air at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.last_img read more

School says thanks

first_imgAs faculty members came up to Gonzales to greet and congratulate her, she began pointing out which teachers had gone through Evergreen as students. “You see? We get good kids out of here,” said Gonzales, 75. “There have been a lot of changes over the years at this school, but I’m hopeful it will all work out.” After the rally, dozens of students crowded around the pair to give them hugs, including fifth-grader Jackie Perez, 10. “When I lost my cell phone, Miss Terry was the one who found it,” Perez said. “And whenever I got sick, Miss Erma was the one who took me to the office. “They’ve helped us a lot here – they’re the oldest and the best,” she added. “They deserve this honor.” Although Gonzales and Taylor won’t be helping in the classroom, they’ll still be around on a volunteer basis, overseeing the children during morning and afternoon breaks. “I don’t want to leave altogether, so I will be back for that,” Taylor said, smiling. “But I’ve had a wonderful experience here, and I’ve learned a lot.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Erma Gonzales and Terry Taylor have spent decades at Evergreen Elementary School, watching generations of families pass through campus while helping teachers and school nurses oversee thousands of youngsters. Now, as they retire from their longtime posts as instructional aides, they’ll make their own marks on the 520-student campus – two big, green, leafy ones, to be exact. Principal Gabriela Tavitian told students and parents at a rally Friday that the school will plant two trees on the north and west ends of campus to commemorate the pair’s combined 65 years of service – 38 years for Gonzales and 27 years for Taylor. “They are two very beloved aides who are retiring from the classroom,” Tavitian said. “And the staff wanted them to see how appreciated they are. “We’re blessed they’ve been here so long and dedicated their lives to this school.” Taylor, 71, said she became involved with the school when her children attended, and she continued to do so after they left because “I just love being with kids.” Both might have continued working as aides if not for new regulations put forth by the federal No Child Left Behind Act that requires them to have at least an associate’s degree, or to be in college working toward a two-year degree. “And to go to college at our age? I don’t think so,” Taylor said after Friday’s student rally. But the rally “was very touching, and I really enjoyed it,” she added. “The kids were wonderful and I got pretty choked up about it.” last_img read more

Speculators drawn to DMZ

first_imgYIGIL, South Korea – “There are now three people who are interested in buying this land,” said Lee Heung-bok, a real estate agent, standing atop a hill and waving with his left hand at some 57 acres of pristine river and green mountains inhabited by wild black boars. “One person is interested in building a golf course,” he added. “Not right now, of course, but sometime in the future.” “A golf course will take more than 10 years,” said the potential buyer, Park Jae-yong, standing next to Lee and holding a newspaper over his head against the midday sun’s glare. “Right now, even if we build a golf course, nobody would be able to come in here anyway.” Yigil is a farming village by the demilitarized zone dividing South Korea from North Korea. It lies inside what is called the Civilian Control Zone, an area extending some 10 miles south of the DMZ and restricted to residents and soldiers. Others must get passes to enter the zone, where the military has restricted construction to low-lying buildings. Barricades flank the zone’s main roads, built in such a way that they can be made to collapse and slow down invading North Korean tanks. Hanging on barbed wire alongside many forested areas are red and orange triangular signs warning about land mines. Yigil lies so close to North Korea that a tunnel leading from the North to the South, dug by North Korean soldiers, was discovered nearby in 1975. Despite all that, warming ties between South and North Korea have been drawing speculators such as Park to Yigil and other villages here in the middle of the peninsula. In the past three years, prices have risen so much that agents and locals here say even areas with land mines have doubled or tripled in value. Land next to the DMZ may fetch only $9,200 per acre – cheap by the standards of South Korea’s real estate bubble – but it could not even be given away a few years ago, real estate agents say. Prices could rise further after the summit meeting between leaders of the two Koreas. Interest in land just south of the DMZ increased after the first such meeting in 2000, as the threat of war diminished and South Korea adopted a policy of engaging the North economically and politically. Agents and officials here say buyers considering land for country houses or other developments are looking outside the Civilian Control Zone. Land inside the zone, where building is still restricted by the military, is drawing speculators. “Some have bought land-mined areas for a cheap price, de-mined them and resold them for a profit,” said Kim Young-sun, a real estate specialist at Chorwon County, which includes Yigil as well as other villages in and outside the zone. Lee, the real estate agent, said some speculators were also buying land inside the 2.5-mile-wide DMZ itself, paying the equivalent of $1,300 an acre to the title holders. “It’s so cheap,” Lee said. “But it’s a recent phenomenon. There is the expectation that one day there will be reunification.” The site of one of the Korean War’s fiercest battles, much of Chorwon was a no man’s land until the government sent 150 war veterans here in 1967, telling them that if they de-mined the land, they could keep some of it. “We just did the work with shovels,” said Yoo Chul-hoon, 70, one of the original 150 and a resident of Daema, a village a few miles west of here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Barking all the way to the bank

first_imgLANCASTER – A volunteer committee that organized Lancaster’s popular Bark at the Park dog festival last fall presented a check Tuesday for $1,500 to the Los Angeles County Animal Shelter in Lancaster. The donation came from proceeds from an auction and a raffle held during the Oct. 1 event at Lancaster City Park. The 2005 event was the first time money was raised for the benefit of the shelter. “Hopefully we’ll be able to donate more in the future,” said Sean Ponso, recreation supervisor for the city of Lancaster. The funds will go toward installing new visitation pens and repairing a pair of existing visitation pens. The pens are areas where people can interact with animals they are considering adopting, said Terry Eversull, the shelter’s manager. james.skeen@dailynews.com 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Starting out 10 years ago as a Frisbee dog competition that attracted about 100 people, Bark at the Park has grown and now draws about 4,500 pet owners annually. “It’s a way for people to show off their dogs, have fun with their dogs, and learn to do more with their dogs,” said Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts. The event still has a Frisbee competition, but it now includes other contests and attractions, including a costume contest, a canine “good citizenship” ring to test animals’ obedience and manners, a best singing dog competition, agility competitions and “splash” dog contests to see how far an animal can jump into a pool of water. The 2006 Bark at the Park will be held Oct. 7. Information about the event can be found on the Web at lancasterbarkatthepark.org. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 last_img read more