PNG take on Fiji in sell out match in Men’s basketball

first_imgFiji is looking to be favorites after finishing 4th at the last Pacific Games and defeating gold medal holders New Caledonia yesterday.However with the home crowd behind them and a win against American Samoa yesterday, we could expect some surprises from PNG.In previous matches today,  Solomon Islands defeated Kiribati 81-22 and Tahiti beat Samoa 31-39.last_img

Father remanded on larceny charge

first_imgSuspected serial thief Anthony Brown, 24, of Lot 138 Waterloo Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, was remanded to prison after reportedly stealing a motorcycle.Brown appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court late last week, and the charge was read to him by Magistrate Clive Nurse. It is alleged that on October 14, 2015, at Schoonord, West Bank Demerara, he stole the motorcycle, valued $420,000, property of Linden Agard.Brown, who pleaded not guilty to the offence, explained that it was the first time he has been charged for such a crime. This assertion was, however, rejected by the prosecution. The Court was informed that based on information, the defendant, a father of one, was arrested for a similar offence. He is also wanted by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for related matters.On this basis, bail was denied and Brown will remain incarcerated until his trial, which is scheduled to commence on July 29.last_img read more

Searchers find body of Sand Canyon man

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar, a longtime friend of Alziebler, participated in the search. He noted that Alziebler had been involved in charity work with the Boys & Girls Club. (661) 257-5253 ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – The body of a 65-year-old Sand Canyon man who had been reported missing was found Thursday near a rugged trail in Angeles National Forest, authorities said. A search team found a vehicle and the body of Gary Alziebler near the Santa Clara Truck Trail, sheriff’s Sgt. John Corina said. Homicide detectives were still working Thursday to determine the man’s cause of death. Alziebler’s family had reported him missing at 5p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Cambra said. Authorities searched Angeles National Forest because Alziebler occasionally drove along Little Tujunga Road to get to the machine shop he owned in Arleta. last_img read more

FIFA latest: Presidency candidate excluded from election after failing integrity test

first_img1 FIFA latest: Presidency candidate excluded from election after failing integrity test The election for FIFA presidency has been reduced to six candidates after it was revealed one of the runners was excluded from the vote after failing integrity checks.FIFA’s electoral committee has announced that Liberian FA chief Musa Bility has not passed the test and is not eligible to stand, but is not making the reasons for his exclusion public.Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has passed the checks despite claims from human rights groups he was involved in a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in his home country Bahrain.The other candidates cleared are Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, former FIFA official Jerome Champagne from France, UEFA’s general secretary Gianni Infantino from Switzerland, and Tokyo Sexwale, the former anti-apartheid activist from South Africa.The electoral committee will not carry out integrity checks on Michel Platini, the UEFA president who is currently suspended for 90 days pending an ethics committee hearing into a £1.3million payment he received from FIFA in 2011, until the disciplinary process is complete.The election of the successor to Sepp Blatter, who is also under a 90-day suspension, takes place on February 26.FIFA said in a statement: “The integrity check included a review of corporate records, litigation cases, bankruptcy proceedings, potential regulatory actions taken against the candidate and a review of media reports concerning potential red flags (fraudulent behaviour, match manipulation, human rights violations, etc.).“Each candidate was then asked to comment on the content of the detailed report produced.“The ad-hoc electoral committee did not admit the candidature of Musa Hassan Bility, in view of the content of the integrity check report relating to him. For reasons of protection of personality rights, the committee – while it has explained its considerations in detail to Musa Hassan Bility – will not comment publicly on the specifics of its decision.”The decision can be appealed at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).last_img read more


first_imgMichaela Jersey ‘Fastest Selling Jersey’The specially commissioned jersey for the ‘Match for Michaela’ has been a huge success, and is currently the fastest selling GAA jersey of all time.The jersey was designed by Lairdesign in Omagh and produced exclusively by O’Neills and is available to buy online at and will also be available on Saturday evening at the Match for Michaela.  It’s available in all sizes, including children and adult. Ulster GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail stated, “The unique design of the Match for Michaela jersey is proving to be a huge hit with Gaels right across Ireland, both men and women.  It’s the perfect product to show your support for the Michaela Foundation with proceeds going directly to the Foundation.“We are also very pleased that a limited edition of this jersey will be worn by the Ulster team on Saturday night.  The Ulster version will not be available to buy but will be a lovely reminder for the Ulster players of their participation and support for the Match for Michaela.”John McAreavey, Michaela’s husband, said, “When it came to designing the jersey we wanted something unique and a jersey that was vibrant, youthful and full of energy – just like Michaela.  I think Lairdesign and O’Neills have done a great job in designing this jersey which is extremely popular.“We hope to see as many people wearing the Match for Michaela jersey on Saturday night.”  UP FOR THE MATCH FOR MICHAELA – JERSEY IS FASTEST-SELLING EVER! was last modified: November 3rd, 2012 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:UP FOR THE MATCH FOR MICHAELA – JERSEY IS FASTEST-SELLING EVER!last_img read more

Male Grooming: Top 5 Hair Products for Men

first_imgWell folks as we get closer to Christmas, the gentlemen that frequent Mavericks hit an annual high point of male grooming. We all want to look our best most days but as Christmas draws near and the staff parties are in full swing we are all trying to look our absolute best.One thing that is for sure when it comes to your hair style your best look can only be achieved with the best products and the best one for your hair!So The Mavericks decided we should list the top 5 hair products for men. After a few beers a lot of arguing and some strange tests, what we came up with is as follows… 5. Dapper Dan Matt ClayFor those messy looks with a strong hold. Dapper Dan Matt Clay offers a strong hold with a fantastic matt finish. This clay is soft and easy to apply and washes out first time, every time, guaranteed. You won’t find a better Strong hold matt product. Remember… a little goes a long way, but for more hold and grip simply add more product. 4. OSiS Mattifying Powder Dust ItOSiS Mattifying Powder Dust It has a lightweight texture to assist the natural movement of your hair, whilst adding volume and texture for a matt finish. Its versatile control effect means the more you apply the more control you get, but you’ll be amazed by the massiveimpact gained with such little product. Dust It Mattifying Powder has an OSiS Control Level of 1 for natural movement and style.3. Dear Barber Shaping CreamDear Barber shaping cream is great for a flexible hold for textured or smooth hairstyles. Very easy to use and great value as very little product is required to get the hold you want. It is fantastic for a natural no product look…2. Layrite OriginalLayrite is a revolutionary product in gent’s hair styling. If there was nothing else good about it, how easily it is washed out of your hair would be reason enough to buy it. However, it is simply one of the best and most versatile produces you could be lucky enough to get your hands on. It you are rocking a quiff, or a pomp you will get the height and volume with Layrite.If you are going for a textured look you will get the finish with Layrite, if you want a mid sheen or a matte look you can get it with Layrite. We have selected the original but the good news is there is a full range of Layrite products available. It’s a product every man should try, just to see how good it is. 1.Maverick’s Matte ClayDisregarding the possibility of being labelled biased, the number one product we settled on was our own Mavericks Matte Wax. How can we be so shamelessly brazen? Well here is our argument…. Mavericks Matte Wax is a very forgiving product. Some products you need toknow exactly what you’re doing with them to achieve the results you want, get the process wrong and you’ll never get the results. With Mavericks Matte Wax it’s just not the case, you can work and work at it and it will not dry up too quickly on you, or, lose its hold if you work it too much.Secondly it works well on either damp or dry hair and it won’t affect the results too much either. It works great with most hair types for textured, high, slicked, or natural styles. Another feather on its hat is, it is actually the best value out of all top 5 products.However, like everything else, it just had to be a fantastic product in the first place otherwise Mavericks would never have put their name on it….. For more info on male grooming call into us on lower Main Street Letterkenny, we guarantee great haircuts in a classic barbershop environment.Also follow us on Facebook, we have some giveaways on there this week. Mavericks also do vouchers!Male Grooming: Top 5 Hair Products for Men was last modified: December 9th, 2016 by Mavericks BarbersShare 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:CHristmashair productsletterkennymale groomingMAVERICKSlast_img read more

WATCH: Scoil Mhuire Buncrana lib dub becomes an overnight viral hit

first_imgOne Donegal school is positively buzzing with Christmas cheer ahead of the holidays and have created a smash-hit video to share the merriment.Staff and students of Scoil Mhuire Buncrana have filmed another amazing Lip Dub video which is well on its way to becoming a viral sensation.The video, filmed by past pupil Emile Rainey, is an exciting festive celebration featuring the entire school community. All the staff and the 667 pupils donned their Christmas jumpers and accessories to mime their favourite songs and demonstrate the colourful array of subjects taught at the school. It’s a feast of activity and comedy that will require a few watches to catch all the details! An Elf on the Shelf, explosive science experiments, a dance display by Spanish exchange students and thrilling gymnastics are just some of the scenes you’ll see. Watch it here:Principal Rosaleen Grant tells Donegal Daily that the video was all about bringing a feel-good factor to the school. Every subject is showcased as the camera zooms through the corridors, with many singing students leading the way.“It’s exciting for everyone. It showcases our subjects and our extra curricular activities. “The students love doing it and have been looking forward to seeing it ever since we filmed it last week,” Ms Grant said.Ms Grant and the school community are delighted with the finished product.“Christmas time can be a bit dull and depressing, especially this year after the floods in Inishowen. We wanted to showcase the feel-good factor in the area and it will mean a lot to the people of Buncrana.“It came out lovely. It shows what you can achieve when the students and staff cooperate,” Ms Grant said.The video brings together young people from the wider community too. In a speedy walkthrough at the two-minute mark, viewers will spot sixth class students from local primary schools who were visiting for an open day.The school filmed a famous lip dub five years ago and were eager to make this one another success. Since being uploaded at 5pm last night the newest video has already gained 18,000 views. “What’s great is seeing the comments from past pupils all over the world who are enjoying seeing their old classrooms. I can’t believe how many views it has got already,” Ms Grant said.Do you have a Christmas video to share? Email and tell us all about it.WATCH: Scoil Mhuire Buncrana lib dub becomes an overnight viral hit was last modified: December 15th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CHristmaslip dubmusic videoScoil Mhuire Buncranalast_img read more

Athletics players set, match career highs in win over Tigers

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s beat the Detroit Tigers, 10-2, on Saturday night.The bullpen was stretched pretty thin following Friday’s quasi-double-header. Chris Bassitt got the most out of his start, holding the Tigers to two runs through six innings. He stuck out a career-high 11 batters on 108 pitches.Matt Olson hit his 29th home run of the year, tying his 2018 high despite missing the first 35 games of the season as he recovered from hamate surgery. He went 4-for-4 with three RBI, it was his first …last_img read more

BRICS leaders’ informal meeting on the margins of the G20

first_imgThe BRICS leaders’ summit in Hangzhou, China on Sunday 4 September 2016. From left, Brazilian President Michel Temer, Indian President Narender Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and South African President Jacob Zuma. (Image: The Presidency)Global political, security, economic and governance issues was the focus of discussions between leaders of the BRICS grouping of major emerging markets – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – held on the margins of the Group of 20 Summit in Chinese city of Hangzhou on 4 September 2016.To further strengthen the partnership, the BRICS leaders reaffirmed that cooperation would be based on principles of openness, solidarity, equality, mutual understanding, inclusiveness and mutually beneficial cooperation between them.Access to international law courts would improve the state of developing economies and the citizenry. Corruption, illicit cross-border financial-flows, and ill-gotten wealth derived from illegal activities are challenges that can best be tackled through enhanced cooperation between G20 countries.Wealth looted from developing economies, often invested through financial institutions in developed economies, robs developing economies of funding institutional and infrastructure development.Macroeconomic policy coordination between G20 member countries would ensure the benefits of any economic recovery would be sustainable and more equitably shared. Focused national growth strategies would only achieve strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth if G20 members worked together.The G20 Blueprint on Innovative Growth could be a driver for mid and long term growth and sustainable development. Its recognition of the importance of innovation in growth was welcomed.New trade protectionist policies being implemented across the globe was a concern to the BRICS leadership. Strengthening the role and negotiation functions of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) would allow the regulatory body to facilitate market inter-linkages and an inclusive, rules-based and open world economy.BRICS leaders stressed the importance of the WTO adherence to a rule-based, open, transparent, non-discriminatory and inclusive global trading system. However they believe the WTO needs to put development at the centre of its policies.Implementation of the outcomes reached by trade ministries in Bali and Nairobi would go a long way to creating a more equitable global economy. The BRICS governments have called for early ratification and enforcement of the Trade Facilitation Agreement.International Monetary Fund (IMF) allocation quotas did not reflect present-day global economic realities. BRICS leaders are calling on the IMF to review the way resources are distributed, and increase their funding reserves. Direction from G20 members could ensure a fairer reflection of emerging and developing economies.Completion of the 15th General Review of Quotas – including a new quota formula – by the 2017 annual meeting would create a more effective and efficient global economic architecture, this would create the environment for resilient growth.BRICS leaders also congratulated India for the speed of its implementation and the expansion of the BRICS cooperation agenda. As chair of the grouping, India will host the upcoming 8th BRICS summit in Goa between 15-16 October.Progress in the implementation of the Strategy for BRICS Economic Partnership underscored the importance of the 2020 BRICS Roadmap on Trade, Economic and Investment Cooperation. This has strengthened trade, business and tourism ties between BRICS nations.India has been at the forefront of strengthening of these ties through the ongoing series of people-to-people exchanges across the provinces and cities of India.The New Development Bank’s approval of its first set of loans also drew praise from the assembled leaders. The first loans as well as the successful issuance of the Bank’s first funded programmes in the renewable and green energy sectors. Leaders applauded the Bank’s potential as a source for bridging finance for infrastructure projects.Universal access to energy and energy security are critical to shared prosperity and the future of the planet. They acknowledged the importance of affordable, clean and renewable energy to sustainable development.The success of the G20 Hangzhou Summit earned the Chinese government plaudits from the BRICS leadership. They applauded the emphasis placed on a development agenda and encouraged all G20 members to strengthen macroeconomic cooperation, promote innovation, robust and sustainable trade and investment growth.BRICS governments reaffirmed their commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. BRICS leaders expect that the agenda in China would encourage a new vison of inclusive growth from G20 governments. In this regard, they welcomed the G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the G20 Initiative on Supporting Industrialisation in Africa and Least Developed Countries.Cooperation and ongoing dialogue with other emerging market economies would be strengthened. Fostering innovation between interconnected, inclusive and invigorated usher in a new era of global growth and sustainable development.International cooperation would blunt the threat of international terrorism and the risk of destabilization these heinous acts represent. BRICS leaders united to condemn terrorist violence that continue to disrupt global peace and security and undermine social and economic confidence.In expressing sympathy and support to innocent victims, they reiterated their commitment to fight terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. There can be no justification for terror or violence whether based on ideology, religion, politics, race or ethnic identity. They emphasised that a united effort guided by international law, with the United Nations playing a central role, was needed to combat terrorism.last_img read more

Big Six likely becoming the Big Four in 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest My favorite law professor, the late Morgan Shipman, used to love to proclaim that “pigs get fat, and hogs get slaughtered” when lecturing about the legal problems created by greed. As a means of policing the swine (actually businesses), the U.S. created federal anti-trust laws in 1890, with the passage of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The government sought to promote fair competition for the benefit of consumers and preserve innovation and new product development. In 1914, the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act were added to anti-trust regulations.This year, three huge mergers will likely meet with federal approval and change the landscape of agriculture in this country and worldwide. Currently, the “Big Six” control the seed and crop protection chemicals industry: BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta. DuPont and Dow are proposing a merger of equals, commonly referred to as DuDow, and plan to separate the agriculture, materials science and specialty products businesses into three independent and specialized corporations. ChemChina, which is owned by the Chinese government, seeks approval to purchase Syngenta for $43 billion. Bayer plans to buy Monsanto for $66 billion. Once the dust settles, the “Big Six” will become the “Big Four.” And China, the country, will be one of the “Big Four.” Talk about your place at the table. Chopsticks, anyone?Not only do these companies have to satisfy U.S. regulators, but also the European Union, China and some 30 other countries. Most experts believe all three mergers will be approved and completed this year, after some hoops are jumped through.The European Union required DuPont to sell a large portion of its crop protection businesses to FMC for $1.6 billion. This makes FMC the fifth largest player in the industry.The European Union demanded ChemChina sell a trio of crop protection products to AMVAC, including paraquat. South Africa stipulated Bayer sell Liberty herbicide and LibertyLink branded seeds businesses for $25 billion. BASF is rumored to be a possible purchaser.Obviously, the details of just one of these transactions could be discussed for days. While farmers need not analyze the minutia of the proposed unions, it is important to consider what impact these mergers might have on their farms. Net farm income for 2017, when adjusted for inflation, is likely to fall to a 15-year low. Anything that puts added strain on finances is a problem. Additional concentration in an industry rarely leads to savings. Some producers and farm groups fear that higher prices are likely.ChemChina’s purchase of Syngenta creates a new reality for China. This nation, who currently imports a significant amount of food, will suddenly own GMO technology that could enable them to revolutionize and modernize their agriculture quickly. The country that turned away corn imports because of alleged possession of unapproved GMO traits owned by Syngenta is now anxious to purchase that same company. Obviously, ChemChina will have to deal with the class action litigation Syngenta is fighting as a part of the purchase of the company.Politics may make for strange bedfellows, but the union of Bayer and Monsanto is truly noteworthy, once the past is dug up. Monsanto is almost universally despised, and there have been many theories offered to explain this. Obviously, anti-GMO activists believe Monsanto is the devil because of their invention of RoundUp, never mind that this product dramatically changed farming practices in a good way. Life just isn’t that black and white, and Monsanto has been unfairly tainted due to ignorance and simple thinking. Bayer, on the other hand, is universally linked with aspirin. It is a German company that was founded by Friedrich Bayer and Johann Friedrich Weskott in 1863. From 1898 to 1910, Bayer manufactured and sold “heroin” as a cough suppressant and non-addictive substitute for morphine. Bayer was owned by IG Farben, the world’s largest chemical and pharmaceutical company from 1925 to 1952, which is when their past gets shady. During World War II, IG Farben used slave labor in factories they built adjacent to German concentration camps, notably Auschwitz. IG Farben held a large investment in Degesch, which produced Zyklon B, used to gas and kill prisoners during the Holocaust. After World War II, the Allies broke up Bayer and IG Farben. The union of Monsanto and Bayer will provide conspiracy theorists something new to conjure about.The U.S. anti-trust review of these mergers focuses on competition in pricing and in research. While concentration of an industry still matters, it alone is no longer considered to be a sufficient indicator of market power. Other factors, such as the ease of rival entry and the ease with which buyers can switch their purchases among sellers, now matter as well.Most of the experts seem to believe all three of these mergers will be completed in 2017. Some older brands will be sold, as a condition of the transactions being approved. New owners often means new emphasis, which is a good thing.I’ve Googled enough about this topic to realize that I do not know enough to have an opinion about any of the three proposed corporate unions. Here’s hoping our federal government holds all of these companies to the existing anti-trust regulations. If not, pigs will get fat, and hogs slaughtered, unless they decide to merge.last_img read more