Our men’s 7s double Tahiti score

first_imgPNG’s Tisa Kautu scored the first try for the game.Tahiti gained good possession and scored out wide to catch up. An unsuccessful conversion left the score at 7-5 with PNG in the lead.PNG’S William Rew got out into a gap on the halfway line and raced away, shrugging off defenders to score under the posts.Just before half time, Tahiti hit the same wing again and were successful,  leaving the half time score at 14-12.But it was PNG’s victory with two more tries in the second half to set up a convincing win.last_img

Waterhouse, Arnett square-off for Jackie Bell KO crown at Sabina Park

first_img Last season’s champions, Arnett were knocked out of the race for the national league last Sunday when they drew 2-2 with Montego Bay United in the return-leg semi-final (they had lost the first leg 1-2), while Waterhouse struggled throughout that league and were saved from relegation on the final match day of the season. Now, the teams are ready to continue their long-time rivalry. Also, each team has won the title five times apiece and the winner would move one title behind the team to have won the most, Harbour View FC, with seven titles. Coach of defending champions, Waterhouse Anthony Patrick said his team is looking forward to ending the season on a high. “The team and community are optimistic. After a break, we returned to training last week. We are short on a few players for different reasons. However, the other players are upbeat,” said Patrick, who was in charge when the team won last season. Waterhouse’s self-proclaimed saviour, Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, Andre Leslie and Kenroy Howell are expected to lead the attack in their quest to retain the title. Meanwhile, Arnett will be coming with the same intention of finishing the season with silverware. “The motivation is always a factor after faltering in the Premier League,” Arnett’s long-serving coach Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite told The Sunday Gleaner. “We know the importance of winning this trophy in memory of Jackie Bell. The physical condition is there, so we will continue to work on the mental aspect,” he said. Arnett will look to captain Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson, Ranike Anderson, Kemal Malcolm, Vishinul Harris, among others, to capture the title for the sixth time. Winthorpe ‘Jackie’ Bell died along with his close friend, Dennis Ziadie, in Mexico City while attending the FIFA World Cup Finals in June 1986. Bell was president and coach of Santos FC at the time. He was also a former national player. Relegation Defending champions Waterhouse and Arnett Gardens will battle today in the teams’ last chance at silverware this season in the Locker Room-Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Jackie Bell Knockout football final at Sabina Park in Kingston, starting at 4 p.m. Both teams will look to make up for disappointment in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) by finishing the 2015-16 local football season on a high. The winning trophy apart, the teams will fight for the top cash incentive of $400,000 and, of course, bragging rights in the Corporate Area’s premier knockout competition. For the losers, the second place prize is $250,000. Third and fourth-place teams will earn $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.last_img read more

Developing Urban Agriculture: Crops in Bag Method

first_imgAccess to land is a major challenge for farmers in urban settlements for reasonable agriculture activities. On the other hand, vegetable such as water greens, collard greens, pepper, you name it, can be grown in any back yard. This helps to increase the production of vegetable on the urban, local market. However, this requires that people are taught the techniques involved to produce crops in such manner.With help from Project New Outlook (PNO) – a local partner of Finn Church Aid (FCA) – women in urban and peri-urban communities have learned a new way for cultivating crops all year round in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.The urban agriculture project is based on use of old cement bags. The beneficiaries of the project are given empty cement bags, which they fill with fertile soil. Cement bags are of strong material and ideal size for planting and growing small crops of vegetables. Sowing the seeds and taking good care of the garden bag is not difficult.Better Nutrition and Extra incomeBefore being introduced to the Urban Agriculture project, Martha Togba and her family earned their living by producing and selling cassava, charcoal and palm wine. Having learnt the new technique of planting in bag, Mrs. Togba has become enthusiastic about her garden. Learning to cultivate new and more valuable vegetables provides better nutrition to the family and brings some extra income.“We produce for example string beans, different kinds of peppers and cabbages. Water greens and string beans are valuable on the market, so we go and sell them,” Mrs. Togba tells and shows around her backyard garden. “Now I am concentrating in producing seeds, so that we can then plant the next crops.” She added.Innovative Solution to Fight Extreme WeathersBut why would anyone plant in a bag in Liberia, while most families in a peri-urban setting have plenty of space?There are many challenges to effective vegetable farming. In West Africa the weather conditions are extreme. Rainy season does not mean just occasional rains, but the intensity of rain fall makes Monrovia the rainiest capital in the world. No wonder that in lowlands the soil turns into mud. On the other hand, during dry season the soil gets even too dry in the highlands. During that time, adequate soil for cultivation can be found only in the swamp areas.Sowing in bags which are filled with fertile soil is the best way to make sure the rough weather conditions will not harm the crops. Even heavy rains cannot take the nutrients away, and it is easy to move the bags to get rid of extra water. Draught does not bother the bag-garden either, as long as sufficient watering is taken care of. Bags can be moved from one place to another, in search for the ideal weather conditions.“We are providing equipment and technical support. Now, having better seeds and better practices, these peri-urban farmers can produce more vegetables than before.  And what is best, they get crops also during rainy season,” Finn Church Aid Program Coordinator Emmanuel Sandi tells.PNO and FCA have supported 146 vulnerable families in seven communities to develop their agricultural skills and techniques since November 2011, when the project started. About 85 percent of project’s beneficiaries successfully cultivated various vegetables and earned income instead of suspending cultivation during the rainy season. The PNO-FCA cooperation has also been successful in initiating the revitalization of the local egg production.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3 MOE Fraudsters Appear in Court

first_imgThree persons who have been allegedly withdrawing money from the account of the Ministry of Education (MOE) at Global Bank using a fake employee name, Samuel Brown, yesterday appeared at the Monrovia City Court.Defendants Harris V. Koken, a security supervisor at the MOE together with Alphonso Dash Wilson, an employee at the Ministry of Finance (MOF), and another man identified as Jerome Weah have been charged with multiple crimes, which include; economic sabotage, forgery and impersonating.The three men allegedly withdrew an amount of LD73,560 from the bank before police apprehended them based on a complaint by former Education Minister Etmonia D. Tarpeh.The scheme was discovered from October 2014 to April 2015, according to police.Defendant Koken was released yesterday, after his legal team posted bail. He is to appear whenever his case is ready.As for defendants Wilson and Weah they were forwarded to the Monrovia Central Prison.The facts, according to police, are that defendant Jerome Weah, posed as a staff of the ministry, with the name Samuel Brown, assigned as an instructor at the Oluremi Tinubo Public School.Samuel Brown also bears payroll number 21-02-211-0162, with a monthly salary of LD12,381.It was the name that Weah used and managed to open the account at Global Bank, where they withdrew the LD73,560.Samuel Brown was one of several names recommended by the security department of the ministry for replacement arising from a communication to that effect dated February 9, 2015, police claimed.Police said, Weah claimed that his older brother, defendant Wilson, who is an employee of the Ministry of Finance, asked him to use the name Samuel Brown to open the account.The two defendants with the help of third defendant, Koken duplicated the ministry’s identity card, which he gave to Wilson, who filled it with the name Samuel Brown, then gave the fake identity card to Weah.Defendant Weah claimed that it was the MOE security supervisor who took him to the bank in 2014 with a check valued at LD12,250 for encashment, police allege. The record further quoted defendant Weah as saying, “the check was written in Samuel Brown’s name before Harris showed me how to write the signature S.B, which I used to withdraw the money for the first time.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Single mother beating the odds: admitted to Guyana’s bar

first_imgA 34-year-old single mother who recently graduated from Hugh Wooding Law School was admitted to practice in Guyana on Wednesday at the Demerara High Court.Attorney-at-Law Sophia Findlay with her son AedynSophia Findlay, a former employee of Guyana Times, petition was presented to Chief Justice (acting) Roxane George by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hugh, who described her as an ambitious, hardworking and dedicated individual.Chief Justice (acting) Roxane George-Wiltshire told the ambitious woman that she must commit to the hard work success entails and she cannot afford to slack off now, because she has much to offer the profession.“You need to commit to conducting thorough research in order to serve the people of this country. People will be dependent on you, so you will build a reputation that people will depend on,” Chief Justice told the new attorney in accepting the petition.The Chief Justice encouraged Findlay to “utilise all that makes you who you are today. You bring a wealth of experience, so don’t lose or don’t disregard it, use all that you have to ensure a successful career”.Findlay, after listening to the Chief Justice’s advice, expressed her gratitude for being added to the bar. She added that her advice will not fall on deaf ears and she is committed to honouring the oath taken.The young single mother highlighted that there were moments of tears, sleepless nights and times she doubted herself but with her faith in God, she pulled through.She further expressed her gratitude to everyone who played an integral role in her success.The single mother barely held back tears while speaking about her son, Aedyn, whom she acknowledged was her motivation. According to Findlay, moving to Trinidad to pursue her studies was no easy task, since she had to migrate with her son and commence studies.“Even though I had the opportunity to attend law school, I would not have gone if my son couldn’t go with me. I always told him that we are doing this together, you are working hard for your high school and mommy is working hard for her LEC (Legal Education Certificate) and together we made a dream team. He is at the Bishop’s High School and I am here. This is for him,” said Findlay.The new lawyer expressed that she was always an advocate for justice and wanted to be the instrument to change and with this platform, she will advocate for the voiceless.Findlay is attached to Hughes, Fields and Stoby Firm, where she will be practicing in criminal, corporate and oil and gas law.last_img read more

15-year-old charged for killing Top Cop’s brother

first_imgA 15-year-old Sophia, Greater Georgetown teen, who allegedly killed Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud’s brother was slapped with a murder charge on Tuesday.The teen appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The teen, who is accused of killing Hemant Persaud on February 19, 2017, was sobbing throughout the court proceedings.The prosecution is contending that on the day of the murder, the juvenile in the company of another at the Stabroek Market Square, noticed Persaud in a drunken state. The court was further told that the deceased had reportedly just returned from the interior and was seen making “wild” purchases from a vendor, after which he (the teen) trailed him to the back of the market and attempted to rob him of his valuables. In the process of the robbery, the teen stabbed Persaud.Dead: Hemant PersaudThe 51-year-old of Affiance Village, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) by public spirited citizens where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The teen when arrested on March 3, at his Sophia, Georgetown home, had allegedly admitted in the presence of his family and Police officers to committing crime. Guyana Times reported that a woman suspected to be involved in the stabbing to death of Persaud, was arrested but was released since at that time, the Police were unaware of the identity of the man. Persaud remained unidentified for approximately two weeks at the GPHC mortuary, as his family had believed he was in the interior. However, it was not until Police released information seeking the public’s assistance in the identification of the man, that the body was confirmed to be that of Hemant Persaud. Meanwhile, the teen was remanded to the Sophia Juvenile Detention Centre until March 15, when the matter will continue.last_img read more

Chelsea line up v Palace: Right call for Terry’s replacement?

first_img 11 24. Gary Cahill – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right Chelsea managed their first win of the Premier League season last weekend as they beat West Brom 3-2 at the Hawthorns.The game, though, wasn’t all good news, as the leaky and ill-disciplined Blues still looked shaky following their poor early campaign form.Jose Mourinho will, at least, have been buoyed by the performance of new signing Pedro, who already looks like he will be a star player but he must replace the suspended John Terry who was sent off against the Baggies.So, who will the Portuguese boss name in his team to face Crystal Palace as Chelsea hunt for a morale boosting three points on Saturday afternoon?What team would you pick for the match? What do you think are the key selection issues? Share your thoughts and leave a comment below… 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 19. Diego Costa – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 5. Kurt Zouma – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 17. Pedro – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 11 11 21. Nemanja Matic – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 11 2. Branislav Ivanovic – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 10. Eden Hazard – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 22. Willian – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 13. Thibaut Courtois – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 4. Cesc Fabregas – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right last_img read more

Going Up! How to Ride An Elevator Pitch to New Heights

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#How To#start chris cameron Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market As a leader in the Pittsburgh investment scene, long-time entrepreneur Mel Pirchesky is now using his experience to coach startups on fundraising and business strategies. According to his company Eagle Ventures, Pirchesky has raised over $45 million in his 35 years of structuring deals. In a recent guest post on the site Pittsburgh Ventures, Pirchesky breaks the art of the elevator pitch – a tool every young entrepreneur needs to learn to use – into an exact science tailored for the best results.An elevator pitch is a term used to describe a short (usually about 60 seconds, or the time it takes to ride in an elevator) description or pitch of a product one is trying to sell or raise funding for. Pirchesky says an effective elevator pitch is more valuable than a well-written business plan. After all, who’s going to read a business plan when the pitch didn’t hook them?“Elevator pitches have two components – the first ten or fifteen seconds and the remaining forty-five or fifty,” Pirchesky writes. “The objective of the first ten or fifteen seconds is to have your prospective investors want to listen to the next forty-five or fifty seconds differently, more intently than they would have otherwise.” Pirchesky adds that the first section of the pitch should include two things – what it is that you or your company does, and something that adds validity to your or your company’s value proposition. Finally, he suggests that you avoid trying to fill your pitch with too much information, to stay away from buzzwords and jargon, and to continually iterate and revise the pitch until all of the money is in the bank.If there is a great deal to be had, and no investors are biting, the problem isn’t a lack of available funds – it’s in how the deal is being communicated, Pirchesky says.“The key to effective, successful fundraising is to have your prospective investors hear what you say and understand the significance of what you say to depths of their bones,” he says.Photo by Flickr user Gideon. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Sonia files papers from Rae Bareli

first_imgUPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday filed her nomination from Rae Bareli with her son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Vadra Gandhi by her side. After a brief roadshow, the Congress leader went to the Collectorate to file her papers with a large number of Congress supporters carrying party flags and banners cheering her all along the route.Offers ‘puja’ Before starting the road show, she offered ‘puja’ at the Congress office where her son-in-law Robert Vadra and grandson Rehan were also present. The former Congress president is aiming for a fifth victory from the parliamentary constituency, in a straight contest against Dinesh Pratap Singh, who recently joined the BJP after quitting her party. Polling in Rae Bareli will be held in the fifth phase on May 6.last_img read more

Frank Lampard Says Chelsea Will Take Confidence From Defeat at Manchester City

first_imgLondon: Frank Lampard believes he will learn a lot about his young Chelsea side from how they react to their defeat at Manchester City.Chelsea’s six-game winning run came to an end as they were beaten 2-1 by the Premier League champions at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. It is a measure of the London club’s progress under new boss Lampard, who has had to rely on youth due to a transfer embargo, that losing to a side that won the domestic treble last season is considered a disappointment.”Experiences like this are great for them,” said Lampard. “They have to take them on the chin in terms of the defeat but also realise these are the kinds of levels we want to get to.”The feeling in the dressing room — it looked like they are very disappointed. They expect a lot of themselves, so I think we will take an amount of confidence.”Where we want to get to means we might come here and win (in future) and it might mean we can win titles, and win going forward, so I like seeing them disappointed.”I think that that just shows the next question is the reaction we have.”Chelsea had gone into the game above City in the table and they took an early lead through N’Golo Kante before goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez won it for the hosts.Lampard admits his side are probably exceeding expectations this term but has warned against complacency.The former Chelsea and England midfielder said: “It is hard to explain my expectation at the start of the season.”Until you have worked daily with the players, until you bring players who were playing in the Championship last season and younger players here, you don’t know exactly how it is going to drop and how it ends up.”So, (I’m) really happy with a lot of our stuff this season, so maybe that means we are slightly ahead of the curve.”But in football the curve will go downhill very fast if you don’t keep on yourself and take a lot of the lessons from Saturday and take them on moving forward.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. chelseaEtihad StadiumFrank Lampardmanager First Published: November 25, 2019, 4:16 PM ISTlast_img read more