PNG netball U21 squad to be named next week


first_imgPNG Netball presidentJulienne LekaMaliakitoday said selectors were still finalizing the squad that will be selected from last month’s 2015 Digicel national netball championships.She said the focus of the championships was to select the strongest team for the championships in Auckland, New Zealand.The last championships were held in 2013 in Glasgow, with New Zealand taking the title after beating Australia.The eventfor strictly only national U21 teams is held every four years.Maliaki said a lot of raw talent had been identified at the Alotau Championships which she was very impressed with.last_img read more

Nicotine is just one of them: these are the most addictive substances in the world


first_imgNicotine and alcohol are a number of of the most widespread substancesHeroin is categorised as the most addictive and harmful drug in the world Picture: iStock Though tobacco and particularly nicotine, is thought-about one of the most addictive substances in the world, the reality is that there are others that exceed it. Usually linked to the world of medicine, there are a number of the reason why they turn out to be so dangerous to folks, from their signs, by way of the way it impacts dopamine.We have now to return to 2007, when a bunch of researchers determined to charge, on a most of 3, the most addictive substances in the world. As you could be imagining, a big half of the checklist is accomplished by medicine, these being for numerous causes categorised as harmful and addictive for people. center_img Nicotine. What makes smoking so addictive? Nicotine This is the factor, absorbed by the lungs, that triggers the ranges of dopamine in our physique. It is one of the substances that, in the phrases of WHO, will kill greater than eight million folks yearly throughout this newly began decade. Alcohol. This is what is undoubtedly the most widespread substance in our occasions, much more so than tobacco. It is not troublesome to search out an individual who drinks alcohol, however doesn’t smoke. In the research performed by Nutt researchers, he achieved a ranking of 1.9 out of 3 in phrases of ranges of dependancy. Barbiturates It is no information to say that there is a big group of folks, more and more, who are hooked on medicine, each centered on nervousness and sleep. Categorized as the fourth most addictive drug by researchers, they identified that the most important core of the dependancy lies in its low doses and in which it might trigger euphoria. Cocaine. Categorized as the second most addictive drug. In small doses, the euphoria takes over the particular person and from this is when the dependancy begins, needing larger doses over time. The consequences, with its consumption, range by way of paranoia or irritability. Heroin. In accordance with Nutt researchers, they categorised heroin as the most addictive drug in the world, but additionally the most harmful. A classification of Three out of Three on the scale of dependancy, immediately linked to the danger of dying that may trigger the particular person. An extra of heroin in the quantity required to position us may be lethal.last_img read more

Jayson Castro upbeat despite TNT loss to Ginebra in opener


first_imgJasmine Alkhaldi raring for SEA Games gold at home Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title TNT’s main problem in the game, however, was its stroke from the three-point area wherein it converted just nine of its 41 attempts for a 22 percent shooting clip.“We’re more confident with those kinds of plays and we don’t have big guys so that’s our advantage,” said Castro. “We will live and die by the three.”Castro was one of team’s top performers with 17 points, 10 assists, and two steals.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The KaTropa employed lineups that featured just one legitimate big with three wingmen and one point guard surrounding him—a gamble considering the Gin Kings have 7-foot Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar.“If you can see we are effective with a small lineup because the ball was moving and we were getting open shots to Don (Trollano), Mike (Miranda), and our small guys,” said Castro in Filipino Sunday at Philippine Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The only thing was the shots weren’t falling, but those were the shots we want.”Despite having a smaller lineup, the KaTropa were able to have a 50-50 rebounding matchup with the Gin Kings and even had more offensive boards, 21-12. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history PBA IMAGESBULACAN, Philippines—TNT may have absorbed a disappointing 90-79 season-opening loss to Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup, but Jayson Castro sees positive things for his team.Castro said they’ve got the system that’s perfectly suited for the players and it was just a matter of knocking down shots.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Truck driver shot, injured at Buck Hall


first_imgPolice ranks on the Essequibo Coast were on Tuesday hunting possible suspects for the brazen shooting of a 26-year-old truck driver, who hails from New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop.The truck driver, Osafa Roberts, is currently listed in serious but stable condition at the Suddie Hospital in Essequibo.According to information disclosed by Police, Roberts was leaving his employer’s business place just after midnight at Jamakie, Buck Hall, Essequibo River when he was reportedly confronted by a male who shot him to the abdomen. He was rushed to the medical facility, where he is currently nursing his injuries.Police in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) disclosed that on Tuesday afternoon, detectives were on the scene seeking clues and conducting interviews to solve the crime as the investigations into the matter continue.last_img read more

Around Whittier


first_imgCity spokesman Bob Spencer said it was the largest restitution award ever given to Pico Rivera for graffiti damage and legal costs. Neighborhood group plans sale WHITTIER – The Whittier Historic Neighborhood Association will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on streets bounded by Hadley and Orange streets, Greenleaf and Painter avenues, and Central Park Square. For more information, call (562) 693-4913. Lions Club plans dinner fundraiser WHITTIER – The Lions Club’s annual “Sight for Kids” wine-tasting and dinner fundraiser will be held at 5:30p.m. Saturday at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Tickets are $40. Guests are eligible to win prizes, including a 27-inch flat-screen television. A silent auction will also be held for more than 100 items. For tickets, or for more information, call Ron Copley at (562) 693-8330, or Glenn Watje at (562) 945-9638. 5K run/walk set for April 14 SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city’s 50th anniversary 5K run/walk will begin at 8a.m. April 14 at Lake Center Athletic Park, 11641 Florence Ave. – rain or shine, organizers said. The event will begin at 8a.m. for adults and 9:30a.m. for children. Participants can register on-line at www.santafesprings.org. On-site registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call (562) 868-0511. Soroptimists offer scholarships WHITTIER – Soroptimist International of Whittier is now accepting applications for the Ruth White Memorial Scholarship. Women who are enrolled in college or graduate studies and who reside or attend school in Whittier are eligible to apply. Scholarships must be applied to course work undertaken after June of this year. The deadline to apply is May 4. For more information, call (562)698-1272, or visit www.siwhittier.org. – From Staff Reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Anyone with information was asked to call the Whittier Police Department at (562)945-8250. Tagger ordered to pay $11,280 PICO RIVERA – An 18-year-old Pico Rivera man has been ordered by a court to pay the city more than $11,000 in restitution for tagging, officials said Wednesday. The man, described in court as a “major tagger,” was ordered to pay $11,280 after being convicted on several graffiti-related charges. WHITTIER – An 86-year-old man was robbed of $14,500 by two con men who convinced him to exchange the money for a winning lottery ticket, police said Wednesday. The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Whittier Market Place shopping center, where the con artists engaged the victim in conversation. From there, the group went to the victim’s home to retrieve the money. The group then drove back to the shopping center, where the scam artists pulled a knife on the victim and robbed him of the money. Police described the first assailant as Latino, 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 30 years old and weighing about 160 pounds. The other man also is Latino, around 50 years old, 5feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. They drove off in a light gray, four-door, 2005 Chevrolet sedan. It had a possible partial license plate of 009. last_img read more

Boy denies guilt to gun charges


first_imgHe will be back for a hearing May 29 at Los Padrinos Juvenile Court. The trial is set for June 14. Authorities aren’t releasing his name because he is a minor. However, Robert Meyer, 25, of La Habra, who was arrested last week on suspicion of providing the boy with the gun, is now a free man. “We did reject the case today. Insufficient evidence,” Robison said. Deputies identified Meyers as an ex-felon and a gang member. He was released Monday WHITTIER – A 14-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to bringing a loaded gun to his middle school last week. Meanwhile, prosecutors declined to file charges against a man who allegedly gave him the weapon. “In Juvenile Court, he declined the petition, which is the same as entering a not guilty plea in adult court,” said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The charges against the Whittier teen include possession of a gun by an active gang member, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor. from the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station jail. Deputies in the sheriff’s gang unit said the boy recently joined a local gang. He allegedly took the firearm to Katherine Edwards Middle School last week for protection against rival gang members. Deputies found the gun hidden in a planter on campus Thursday afternoon. School officials were tipped off by another student who overheard the boy talking about the weapon he allegedly hid. All the students at the school were kept inside their classrooms and released a few minutes past the regular dismissal time. While the teen allegedly told deputies he took the gun to school for protection, he offered no explanation for joining a gang, according to investigators. Gang experts said there are myriad reasons why teens join gangs. It’s also not that unusual for a 14-year-old to be a gang member, they say. “Family issues – It could be the kid is looking for a something he’s missing. A lot of factors,” said Lt. George Zagurski of the sheriff’s anti-gang unit, the Operation Safe Streets Bureau. Wes McBride, executive director of the California Gang Investigators Association, said experts also have noticed that many gang members come from either single-parent homes or from families in which parents, siblings or other family members belong to gangs or were former gang members. “That doesn’t hold true in every case,” he added. Another reason young people cite for joining gangs is protection; a gang provides a measure of safety from other gangs, according to the National Youth Gang Center, which conducts a yearly study of the nation’s gang problem. A 1998 survey by two researchers found that of about 6,000 eighth-graders in 11 cities with gang problems, 11 percent were gang members. McBride said most violent gang members tend to be 17 to 25. But he has seen far younger members. “We’ve had kids as young as 9 say \ in a gang, but that’s on the low end of the spectrum,” he said. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 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

TRANSFER ALERT! Valencia poised to sign Liverpool target Cristian Tello


first_imgLiverpool and Southampton target Cristian Tello could be about to join Valencia, according to reports in Spain.The young Barcelona forward has been out on loan for the past two seasons and it does not look like he will be reintegrated to the first team for the coming season.In fact, it has been suggested that manager Luis Enrique had told Tello not to bother reporting for pre-season training as he does not fit into his plans.Liverpool hold a long-term interest in the 24-year-old while Southampton have been strongly linked with the Spaniard this summer.However, both English clubs could be set to miss out on him with a move across Spain reportedly on the cards.Barca completed the £41.7million signing of Andre Gomes from Valencia and Spanish newspaper Sport reckons Tello could move in the opposite direction in the wake of the deal. Cristian Tello has reportedly been told he has no future at Barcelona 1last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MALIN U12’S EARN ANOTHER BRILLIANT VICTORY AT BLITZ


first_imgFixture: All County League Division 2: Naomh Naille V Malin in Mountcharles on Sunday 19th of June at 3:00pm, Reserves at 1.30pm, All Support welcome.Malin Country Queen Congratulations to the 2016 Country Queen Kellie McLaughlin who represened Canny & Doherty Supervalu and well done to everyone who participated. Thank you to everyone who assisted in any way with the Sports Day and The Country Queen event. All the money raised goes to Charity with this years going to the Jack and Jill Foundation and Meningitis Research.LottoThere was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €600. The numbers drawn were 1-5-3-7-6-4-2. The €50 was won by Orlaith Harkin. Next weeks jackpot is €650.Underage The under 12’s were away in Ardara at a blitz on Saturday where they made the Shield final which they lost to Naomh Padraig Muff. The club would like to thank the Ardara club for their hospitality on the day. The under 12’s also had a great victory last week coming from 9 points down at half time to win 3-08 to 3-10. The under 10’s play away to Burt at 6:00pm on Wednesday evening. The team had a great day out on Sunday at the Donegal match. The under 8 boys are at home to Burt on Tuesday evening at 7:00pm.The under 10 girls beat Buncrana last week. The under 12 girls beat Burt last week and play Steelstown on Monday (check Facebook for result). The under 14’s girls are in the country B semi-final away to Gaoth Dobhair on Tuesday night. (fixture may be rearranged so check Facebook for more details) GAA NEWS: MALIN U12’S EARN ANOTHER BRILLIANT VICTORY AT BLITZ was last modified: June 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMalinSportlast_img read more

Redknapp believes nephew Lampard will sign Chelsea contract


first_imgHarry Redknapp says he still believes Chelsea will offer Frank Lampard a new contract.The QPR manager has previously said he is convinced his nephew will end up staying at Stamford Bridge despite speculation about the midfielder’s future.Lampard’s contract expires in the summer and he has yet to be offered a new deal.But Redknapp said: “I’d be surprised if he’s not still at Chelsea next season. That’s my gut feeling.“If he’s not, there’ll be a queue of top clubs in England and the world wanting to sign him.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Penza: My personal connection to the NFL leader in sacks this season


first_imgEven though it pretty comes with the territory, I don’t really like to make columns about myself. I much prefer to stay under the radar and make it about what I’m covering rather than the person covering it.Today will be a little bit different.As the rain pelted Eureka for pretty much the entire day this past Sunday, it was a day made for watching football. I wasn’t watching the San Francisco 49ers’ visit to Buffalo to simply see what Colin Kaepernick was going to do in his first start at …last_img read more