254 Views no discussions Share Tweet The Dominica Canoeing & Kayaking Association (DCKA) held its’ first event the Kayak Competition last Sunday.The Kayak Competition was held at the Mero Beach.At the Kayak race 7 teams and 17 individuals competed for trophies and prizes.In team races of the Kayak Competition 1st place was won by Aaron Viville & Talmon Lucien, 2nd place was won by Kendell Burton & Simon Joseph and 3rd place was captured by Kerri Christopher & Abigail LuckyIn the individual women’s race first place was won by Kerri Christopher, 2nd Abigail Lucky and 3rd Christie Darroux.In the individual men’s race Bram Sanderson won 1st place, 2nd place was won by Talmon Lucien and 3rd place was won by Winston Joseph.– / 9 Share LocalNews Dominica’s first kayak competition held over the weekend by: – December 6, 2018 Sharing is caring! Share
The second stage of the MCO (Movement Control Order) which has started from yesterday until 14 April 2020 will see PDRM being stricter than ever. This warning was stated by Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Minister of Defense, as there were still many folks disobeying the rules imposed during this difficult period of time.Image credit: Malay MailOver 4,000 individuals across the country have been detained and close to 1,500 people were charged in the court of law for disobeying the MCO as well as other offences which involved obstruction of duties by the authorities. For this reason, PDRM will be strengthening their approach when it comes to dealing with MCO delinquents from now until 14 April 2020.Image credit: The Leaders OnlineAs it stands, there are 3,116 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections here in Malaysia with a total of 50 deaths to date. On the bright side, 767 cases have been reported to have recovered and continued their self-isolation at home in compliance with the MCO.The COVID-19 virus is currently hitting hard in countries like the US, Italy, Spain, and Germany where the numbers of infected cases have surpassed that of China. The US is at the top of the charts with close to 250,000 cases but Italy still has the highest number of deaths at around 14,000.It’s no surprise that a lot of companies have taken measures to stop the spread of this deadly virus. The latest one came from BMW Motorrad where they have opted to not participate in two of the world’s biggest motorcycle shows, Intermot and EICMA. These events were set to take place in October and November this year.Modenas Power Store opens for service starting 3 April 2020–Ads– Image credit: Malay Mail
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s a coaches’ worst nightmare — a sputtering offence.Chris Shaw and the Nelson Leafs can relate as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team saw its popgun offence stall once again during two weekend losses.“It’s frustrating and I don’t know why it’s not going our way,” Leaf center Adrian Moyls said after the home side managed only 15 shots during a 2-0 loss to the Spokane Braves Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.“We’re all snake bitten,” Moyls, second on the Leafs in scoring with 10 points, added. “We’re trying but we like griping the stick too much. We’re going to the net and trying as hard as we can but it’s just not going our way right now.”Fresh off a 5-1 setback Friday night in Castlegar against the Rebels, fans would have thought the Leafs jumped all over the Braves to start the game.However, it was Mike Bay’s troops who dominated the opening frame by out shooting the Leafs 18-5 and out scoring the home side 1-0.Jesse Collins gave teammate Garrett Barr all the goals he would need in the Spokane nets with a maker seconds into the game.“(Overconfidence) is something we addressed before (the game),” said Leaf coach and GM, Chris Shaw. “That’s now (Spokane’s) sixth win in a row and they’re probably the hottest team in the KI right now. “We had spoken about that and it was addressed but once again we came out flat and that’s been a problem with us since the start of the year.”As if the first period wasn’t bad enough for the Leafs. The second was almost worse as Nelson mustered only three shots at Barr.The Leafs more than doubled that second-period output in the third, firing seven shots at Barr. But most of those shots came in the final two minutes when Shaw pulled starter Marcus Beesley for an extra attacker.“We’re kind of on a rollercoaster,” Shaw admitted. “I think it’s just inconsistency. As far as tonight Spokane didn’t give us any chances to get quality shots on net. They played a hell of a hockey game.”“I think our effort overall just wasn’t there,” Shaw added. “I thought our effort (Friday) night (against Castlegar) was pretty good. I think we out-chanced Castlegar, but we just had no finish.”Uriah Machuga scored an insurance marker for Spokane late in the second to complete the scoring. Final shots were 32-15 in favour of the Braves.Friday night, Leaf killer Erik Wentzel scored three times as the Rebels defeated Nelson for the third time this season.During those three games Castlegar has outscored the Leafs 13-2 with Wentzel registering six of the markers.Patrick Martens scored the only goal of the weekend for Nelson, which out shot the Rebels 27-25.“It’s just a matter of guys who are goal scorers need to score goals and they haven’t been doing that,” said Shaw about the recent funk.Shaw doesn’t expect to make wholesale changes to energize the offence. He’s simply going back to the drawing board once again for some “plain old hard work in practice.” LEAF NOTES: New recruit Kyle Alexander received his first taste of action for Nelson after being acquired last week from Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. . . .Nelson hosts Grand Forks Saturday before paying a return visit to Spokane Sunday. . . . Nelson is 5-8 on the season and 2-7 against Neil Murdoch teams. . . .Gavin Currie leads the Leafs in scoring with 12 points. In contrast, Ryan Aynsley of Castlegar and Taylor House of Osoyoos are tied for top spot in KIJHL scoring, each with 26 [email protected]
It’s easy to make friends in South Africa’s culturally diverse population, which makes Mzansi a hit with expats.(Image credit: Andy Carter) Sulaiman PhilipThe 2014 edition of the HSBC Expat Explorer survey spins a really good story for South Africa. Expatriate workers looking for a balance between work and a decent family life rated South Africa the second best destination in the world, after New Zealand.The annual survey measures four categories: earnings, lifestyle, raising children and the cost of living. Countries made it on to the list if, and only if, there were at least 100 respondents from each locale. South Africa did not fare that well in the economic measures, but it was close to the top in the social categories. Or as one respondent put it, in South Africa I “enjoy improved quality of life i.e. better weather and more social events. There’s more luxurious housing and better value for your income.”The results are based on the subjective opinions of almost 3 000 expats. Switzerland was tops overall, South Africa 22nd, but the country outranked most others on social measures, like “great place to raise children”. South Africa’s cultural diversity also made it easier for expats to find their feet, and made it easier for them to find something to remind them of home.The international bank measured four social categories: (1) ability to befriend locals, (2) success in learning the local language, (3) capacity for integrating themselves into the community and fitting into a new culture, and (4) raising children abroad. Like expat parents in New Zealand, expats living in South Africa felt their children enjoyed a better quality of life, and believed their children were more well-rounded as a result of being integrated into the local community.Expat life has evolved to become about more than just a bigger pay cheque or better career prospects. While this does remain true for younger and newer entrants to the job market, for married expats and those with children especially, a more balanced and well-rounded experience for themselves and their children matter as much as salary.As they did in the Land of the Long White Cloud, expats in South Africa claimed that the scenery, diversity of the landscape and good weather made their new homes the best place to raise children. The expats who voted New Zealand and South Africa as the top two places to raise children also mentioned that they felt their children were safer and healthier since they moved because children grew up more active, outdoorsy and healthy.People in search of better job prospects headed to Saudi Arabia, Qatar or Kuwait, countries that scored very low on integration with the local community. Money matters of course. Switzerland was voted top but as an average, the Asian subcontinent – mostly South Africa’s Brics partners China and India – scored highest in the salary stakes. The global salary average is $92 000 (about R997 000), but in Asia you can pocket $120 000 although you have to contend with a higher cost of living.In Mercers 2014 Cost of Living survey, Hong Kong (3), Singapore (4), Tokyo (7), Shanghai (10), Beijing (11), Seoul (14), and Shenzhen (17) were the Asian cities that made the top 20 most expensive cities in the world. Covering 211 cities across the globe, the Mercer survey measures the cost of 200 items in each location including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment.Companies and governments use the Mercer index to set compensation allowances for expat employees. There are four African cities on the list, with Luanda in Angola rated as the most expensive city in the world. N’Djamena in Chad (2), Victoria in the Seychelles (13), and Libreville in Gabon (19) are all more expensive than South Africa’s most expensive city, Cap Town, which came in at a value for money 205.Economic opportunity in South Africa, generally, cannot match the prospects of the countries that make up the top 10 of HSBC’s list, but the friendliness of South Africans remains one of the country’s biggest assets. We face challenges, and sometimes we don’t get along with our neighbours, but the warm smiles and affection Mzansi shares with foreigners – guests or expats – is infectious. Expats feel their children are safer and healthier and lived a more active, outdoorsy and spirited life.(Image credit: Sandra Mallinson)
A prolific hacking group behind hundreds of cyberattacks on restaurants just lost its leaders, says the US Justice Department. On Wednesday, the DOJ said it had arrested three high-ranking members of the international hacking group FIN7. The cybercrime ring was behind attacks on restaurants like Chipotle, Chili’s, and Arby’s, according to indictments unsealed by the department.The hacking group allegedly stole 15 million credit card records after striking more than 3,600 locations in 47 states. FIN7 hit more than 100 US companies, with a focus on restaurants, hotels and gaming establishments, Western District US attorney Annette Hayes said during a Wednesday press conference. A prolific hacking group behind hundreds of cyberattacks on restaurants just lost its leaders, says the US Justice Department. The hacking group allegedly stole 15 million credit card records after striking more than 3,600 locations in 47 states. FIN7 hit more than 100 US companies, with a focus on restaurants, hotels and gaming establishments, Western District US attorney Annette Hayes said during a Wednesday press conference.The emails arrived with a malware-laced word-processing file attached, which pretended to make an order for catering. The file “appeared to be harmless,” said Jay Tabb Jr., an FBI agent involved in the investigation, and the hackers “would often accompany the emails with phone calls in attempts to get [victims] to open the attachment.”The campaign of attacks is estimated to have cost tens of millions of dollars in damages, Hayes said. FIN7 also carried out attacks against businesses in France, the UK and Australia. “We are under no illusion that we have taken this group down all together,” Hayes said, “but we have made a significant impact.” The three FIN7 members are all Ukrainian nationals and have been charged with 26 felony counts of computer hacking, identity theft and wire fraud. The first arrest occurred in January, when Fedir Hladyr was caught in Germany and extradited to the US. [Source: C|Net]- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Another Celtic fan has been stabbed in Rome, with 12 Lazio ultras also arrested in the aftermath of last night’s Europa League clash. Local reports state the Celtic fan, who was only 20 years old, was taken to hospital in the early hours of Friday morning. As for the arrest of Lazio ultras, it came as the 9,000-strong Scottish support was leaving the Olimpico, celebrating their side’s 2-1 win to reach the Europa League last 32. The group had staged an unprovoked attack on Celtic fans, which led to one police offer also needing medical treatment for a fracture. Despite their attempts to flee the crime scene, 12 of the ultras were eventually caught and booked by officers. Two Celtic supporters were also stabbed before kick-off, which led their club to issue strict travel guidelines – among them not to wear green and white.
The police will have insufficient evidence to press charges against alleged spot match fixer Mazhar Majeed, who was seen accepting money on camera, the chairman of a United Kingdom commission set up to probe gambling-related threat of corruption in cricket feels. The statement of Rick Parry, the chairman of the commission who was earlier the CEO of Liverpool Football Club, has added a new twist to the match fixing scandal involving top Pakistani cricketers, including captain Salman Butt. Parry believes that the case is likely to flounder unless evidence of illegal betting activity was found to back up the claims. In this case, the greater onus would have to fall on International Cricket Council (ICC) to take prompt and decisive action against anyone found guilty of match-fixing, he said. In his explanation Parry said, “I don’t think the case has any evidence at all. Unless News of the World placed a bet, which would be highly unlikely, because in doing so they would have carried out a criminal act.” “Then there doesn’t appear to be any betting activity at all associated with these particular allegations. It places the ball squarely back into the hands of the cricket authorities,” Parry added.
SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid LATEST STORIES The Lady Spikers’ momentum in the final set, however, was halted when NU was allowed to rotate and trim the deficit to 12-9 prompting Santiago to get back on the floor.And Santiago went to work in the wee moments of the set when she first put NU in match point, 14-13, with a brutal quick kill from the middle.May Luna was able to tie the set at 14-14 but Santiago once again proved her worth for NU when she powered home Nabor’s pass for the 15-14 lead before Aiko Urdas iced the match with a service ace.Santiago’s offensive production wouldn’t be that potent if not for the harmonic playmaking of Nabor who had all 53 of NU’s excellent sets, 20 more than what La Salle had as a team.Risa Sato had 15 points to help NU while Urdas and Audrey Paran had 10 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim It was business as usual for Jaja Santiago, who dominated anew with 27 points for NU.“These players delivered,” said NU head coach Babes Castillo in Filipino as he pointed to Santiago and setter Jasmine Nabor. “Actually the only thing I did was remind them on what they had to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“And Jasmine really had control of the team, whatever she said the team followed.”La Salle was able to keep NU at bay momentarily at bay in the fifth set when it took a 12-8 lead after Desiree Cheng weaved the ball through Joni Anne Chavez’ reception. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn a showdown between unbeaten teams, National University walked away with a perfect record after outlasting defending champion De La Salle, 26-24, 19-24, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Bulldogs now own sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the standings with a 4-0 record, the best start in recent memory, while the Lady Spikers slipped to second at 3-1.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reigning MVP Mary Joy Baron had 14 points to lead La Salle while Luna and Kianna Dy had 12 and 11 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Asa Miller finishes in top 70 of men’s giant slalom MOST READ View comments ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’
Mark Wood who played a vital role in England’s successful World Cup campaign, has been ruled out of the ongoing Ashes series against Australia due to a side strain he picked up during the World Cup final at Lord’s.Mark Wood felt pain his left side during the final against New Zealand but he continued to bowl despite the discomfort. Due to the strain, the 29-year-old was already sidelined for the first two Ashes Tests and was hopeful to regain fitness to be available for selection for the third Ashes Test.Wood picked up 18 wickets in the World Cup 2019 to become the second highest wicket-taker for his side in the tournament. Of the other English bowlers, only Jofra Archer claimed more than Wood’s 18 wickets in the World Cup.The English pacer has been troubled by persistent injury problems throughout his career, limiting him to 13 Tests in the four years since his Test debut, just before the 2015 Ashes.Mark Wood’s injury has further deepened England’s fast-bowling injury after James Anderson suffered an injury to his right calf during Day 1 of the opening Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Thursday.Anderson had to leave the field after bowling 4 over in the 1st Ashes Test to undergo a scan to discover the extent of the injury.On Day 1 of the ongoing Ashes Test in Birmingham, England fast bowlers restricted Australia to 284 runs. Stuart Broad picked a 5-wicket haul while Chris Woakes took 3 wickets as Steve Smith came to Australia’s rescue with his 144-run knock.advertisementAlso See
Lovren claims Klopp has created perfect Liverpool squadby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool central defender Dejan Lovren believes that his manager has assembled a perfect squad.As the Reds are top of the table by six points from Tottenham, Lovren spoke about the quality throughout the squad.It has seen them continue to win games and keep clean sheets, despite key injuries throughout the team.”There are a lot of players still here and it was like a puzzle, you just keep bringing in these players you need and now it’s a perfect match,” Lovren said about the squad to Liverpool’s official website.”You feel that in the squad, it’s how it should be. There has always been something missing all these years but now we have everything.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say