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first_imgThe ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) has indefinitely postponed the 10th ASEAN Para Games, which were set to take place from Mar. 21 to 27 in the Philippines, amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.The federation’s board of governors secretary Osoth Bhavilai said in a letter to the Indonesian National Paralympic Committee that Philippine Paralympic Committee president Michael Barredo had written to the APSF president requesting the postponement of the international sporting event, citing concerns over the ongoing threat of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines.“In the interest of public health, safety and security, we write to respectfully inform you of the board’s decision to strongly recommend the indefinite postponement of the 2020 ASEAN Para Games, given the risks presented by this novel coronavirus health crisis,” Barredo wrote in the letter. After careful deliberation among executive committee members regarding “the physical and emotional well-being of all participating para athletes and staff”, Bavilai said the majority of the members agreed that the 10th ASEAN Para Games hosted by the Philippines should be postponed indefinitely, with possible reconsideration within the year if the coronavirus outbreak could be effectively contained.Read also: Minister: ‘Not sending athletes to Manila Paragames an option if things get worse’This is the second time the 10th ASEAN Para Games have been postponed. The ASEAN Para Games Committee previously announced that the games, which were supposed to take place in the Philippines in January, would be delayed until March for technical reasons.The Philippines reported the first death outside of China from the novel coronavirus on Feb. 2, as reported by AFP. The person who died in the Philippines was a Chinese man coming from Wuhan, the outbreak’s epicenter, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.In late January, the Philippines stopped issuing visas on arrival to Chinese nationals, in a bid to keep the southeast Asian nation free of the deadly virus.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe Dutch civil service scheme ABP, at €356bn, accounted for nearly 5.8% of assets, while third-ranking Dutch healthcare scheme PFZW accounted for 2.7%.Both Dutch funds, among the largest asset owners worldwide, saw their overall share of the €6.16trn in pension assets decline compared with 2014.Denmark’s ATP accounted for more than 1.7% of assets, Sweden’s Alecta 1.2%.Alecta was followed in sixth place by PMT, the Dutch metal-workers fund, which was followed by the first German entrant in the shape of Bayerische Versorgungskammer.Denmark’s PFA Pension came eighth, followed by two UK entries, the BT Pension Scheme and the Universities Superannuation Scheme, rounding out the Top 10. European pension assets increased to €6.16trn last year, up by €660bn, according to IPE’s annual Top 1000 Pension Funds survey.The data, compiled by S&P Capital IQ MMD, showed a 10.8% increase in European assets under management.Over the course of 2014, assets among the Top 1000 global institutional investors increased by €4.2trn to €25.3trn, up by 19.9% year on year.The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global remains Europe’s largest institutional investor, accounting for 13.2% of European pension assets.last_img read more

first_img6-8 Nugget Cl, GoldsboroughMANY from the Far North and even further afield dream of the chance to own a slice of the tropics and in this property, the most savvy buyers will have a hard time resisting a look.Described by @realty Cairns agent Zoe Wicks as the “ultimate lifestyle choice on one acre”, 6-8 Nuggest Cl in the picturesque Goldsborough is a property which ticks many boxes. Drive into this impressive six-bedroom, three-bathroom property and the visitor is immediately whisked away to an elevated country sanctuary where rolling landscapes merge natural bushland, mountain ranges and treetop views. A “brilliant combination of flexibility, functionality and stunning presentation”, Ms Wicks said the home was the “perfect solution” for a large extended family. Bathroom luxury.Located in a family friendly community within easy access to creeks and walking tracks, and not far to shops, schools and amenities, Ms Wicks said this property haven will instantly feel like home.Inspection: Saturday, April 27, 1.30-2.15pm The living room.Another four bedrooms each with their own wardrobes offer pleasantly relaxing views over the surrounding mountains.The adjoining granny flat comes with a kitchenette and is ideal for guests, extended family or a home-based business. Quiet garden nooks can be turned into tranquil escapes and an expansive lawn — perfect for pets — come with a choice of alfresco dining spaces.The home also comes with a double remote lock up garage, abundant space for a pool, shed, boat or caravan, and 5kW solar system. The Mulgrave River is nearby and Gordonvale is an easy drive east across the Bruce Highway.center_img 6-8 Nugget Cl, Goldsborough“There is a sizeable wheelchair-friendly granny flat and a contemporary, fresh ambience all throughout the stunning residence,” she said.“There is also a massive open plan lounge and dining room, entertainer’s kitchen and a large undercover patio. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“The kitchen features include stone benchtops, 90cm stainless steel three-door oven, induction stove, dishwasher and microwave complemented with two large fridge spaces, ample storage and soft close drawers.” For those seeking luxury in the bedroom, a sprawling master suite offers double robes and a connected bathroom with a decadent claw foot bath, double shower head and private courtyard access.last_img read more

first_imgUSA Today 23 October 2016Family First Comment:  “It is too early to draw any conclusions about the potential effects of marijuana legalization or commercialization on public safety, public health or youth outcomes.”As voters in five states consider ballot measures next month to legalize marijuana for recreational use, supporters and opponents can pluck a statistic to back just about anything they want to argue about the issue. But amid a gaggle of dueling studies, the truth is that the state experiments in legalizing recreational use are still too new to yield definitive results about the harms and benefits to society.In Colorado and Washington state, the first to legalize, retail stores did not open until 2014. As the Colorado Department of Public Safety asserted in its first post-legalization report this year: It is too early to draw any conclusions about the potential effects of marijuana legalization or commercialization on public safety, public health or youth outcomes.This argues for some caution when voters head to the polls Nov. 8 in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada to consider recreational use measures. Passage would double the number of states that have legalized use by all adults who are at least 21. (Four more states — Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota — will vote on allowing medicinal use, which 26 states already allow.)Even as information trickles in from the states with recent legalization, there is settled scientific data worth considering.Years of research have shown that marijuana affects learning, memory and attention, and could decrease motivation. Some studies also suggest a link to to schizophrenia, particularly for people who’ve had heavy and frequent use as adolescents.Adults are better able to decide for themselves what risks they want to take, but the major concern is underage use. Science suggests that developing brains are more sensitive to the changes associated with marijuana use. Many questions remain: How much is too much? At what age is it most harmful? Do genetic factors matter? These issues often get less attention than they deserve in the debate over legalization.Another unanswered question is whether legalization for adults will lead to more use by adolescents. In Colorado the answer during the first year is a tiny increase, according to federal and local surveys. But the perception of health risk of marijuana has dropped substantially over time. Since 2009, the number of Colorado youths 12 to 17 years old who see no risk to smoking marijuana once or twice a week has more than doubled, to 16%.One clear lesson is that edible marijuana products should be labeled and kept away from children. Calls to Colorado’s poison control center involving marijuana and young children have more than tripled since 2012.While more data are needed to provide clarity in some areas, some conclusions are obvious. There should not be harsh criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for personal use. Legalizing medicinal use, as long as laws aren’t so porous that anyone can get a prescription, makes sense. Along with that change, the federal government should move marijuana from its list of Schedule I controlled substances, which includes heroin and LSD, to Schedule II, which includes opioid drugs that are used to treat pain but have a high potential for abuse.READ MORE: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/10/23/marijuana-pot-ballot-voters-editorials-debates/92482394/last_img read more

first_imgLocalNews Jury discharged in attempted murder trial by: – March 15, 2012 Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 13 Views   no discussions Share A high court judge has discharged the jury involved in an attempted murder trial incident which occurred in 2008 at Goodwill.Albert Stevens Junior of Gutter was charged and on trial for the attempted murder of Mandella Andrew on 26th December, 2008 at Bowers Lane, Goodwill.Andrew, after receiving a stab wound to his chest, attempted to drive himself to the hospital with the knife stuck in his chest but the vehicle ran off the road. He was later rushed to the hospital by Fire and Ambulance Services and treated at the Princess Margaret Hospital.Defence counsel Gina Dyer-Monroe raised objection to the media reporting on the matter, stating that certain information should not have been reported and this has thereby compromised the trial.Dyer-Monroe told the judge that she is not sure whether her client would receive a “fair trial” as a result of this.Justice Stephenson-Brooks issued a warning to media houses that they ought to be “very responsible in what they report from the Court” and traversed the trial to the May Criminal Assizes. At the commencement of the January Criminal Assizes the state discontinued the matter against two others; Kessler Alcendor and Kevin Richards who were charged in connection with the incident who were charged. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

first_imgDirt Road Boys Basketball League Scores.  Sunday  (1-29)5th Grade Bulldogs @ Connersville Spartan Bowl.Richmond 44, Batesville 21The Red Devils from Richmond came out firing on all cylinders and avenged defeat to the 5th Grade Bulldogs a few weeks prior in the semi-finals of the DRBL tournament.  Richmond hit 7-15 for 47% from behind the arc and out-rebounded the Bulldogs 34-21.  Batesville shot a paltry 19% from the field and finished their Dirt Road Basketball season with a 13-2 record.  Richmond went on to defeat Greensburg in the championship 45-34 to defend their crown from the previous season.  Bradley Wirth led the team with 10 points.  The Bulldogs (16-5) will next be in action next weekend in the HBCA Regional tournament in Milan.4th Grade Bulldogs @ Connersville Spartan ArenaLast year’s champions, the Bulldogs, made it to the championship game again this season before falling short to Greensburg 26-23. Will Jaisel led the way with 10, followed by Cade Kaiser with 6 and Jacob Stenger 4.Game 1: Batesville 24, New Castle 19Kaiser led the team with 12; Jaisel added 5 and Stenger 4.Batesville 25, Connersville Red 1o. Kaiser tallied 10. Jaisel and Stenger 6.The 4th Grade Bulldogs finish the season (12-5).The 4th graders (9-3) are in action next on Sunday, January 22nd at Milan High School at 2:00 vs. Switzerland County and at 4:00 vs. Milan.3rd Grade Bulldogs @ Batesville High SchoolCenterville 34, Batesville 31The undefeated Bulldogs were upset in the semi-final of the DRBL Tournament.  The squad finished the DRBL season (14-1) and will carry an overall record of (15-1) into next weekend’s HBCA Regional tournament in Milan.6th Grade Bulldogs in the consolation bracket at South Decatur High School.Batesville 40, East Central 39Batesville 46, South Decatur 21Greensburg 40, Batesville 37The Sixth Grade Bulldogs finished their DRBL season with a record of (12-5).Great Season to all Bulldog Teams!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img read more

first_img(Scheduled daily start time 10 am, except where indicated in brackets)Round 1 – October 26 to 29Jaguars vs Scorpions – National Cricket Stadium, Guyana (9:30 am)Pride vs Red Force – Kensington Oval, Barbados (3 pm)Volcanoes vs Hurricanes – National Cricket Stadium, GrenadaRound 2 – November 2 to 5Red Force vs Scorpions – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, TrinidadVolcanoes vs Jaguars – Daren Sammy National Cricket Ground, St. LuciaPride vs Hurricanes – Kensington OvalRound 3 – November 9 to 12Scorpions vs Pride – Sabina Park, Jamaica (3 pm)Hurricanes vs Jaguars – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, AntiguaRed Force vs Volcanoes – Queen’s Park OvalRound 4 – November 16 to 19Hurricanes vs Scorpions – Warner Park, St. KittsRed Force vs Jaguars – Brian Lara Cricket Academy (3 pm)Volcanoes vs Pride – Arnos Vale Sports Complex, St. Vincent***BREAK***Round 5 – November 30 to December 3Scorpions vs Volcanoes – Sabina ParkHurricanes vs Red Force – Vivian Richards Cricket GroundJaguars vs Pride – Guyana National Stadium (9:30 am)Round 6 – December 7 to 10Scorpions vs Red Force – Sabina ParkHurricanes vs Pride – Warner ParkJaguars vs Volcanoes – Guyana National Stadium (9:30 am)Round 7 – December 14 to 17Jaguars vs Hurricanes – Guyana National Stadium (3 pm)Red Force vs Pride – Brian Lara Cricket AcademyVolcanoes vs Scorpions – Windsor Park, Dominica (3 pm)***BREAK***Round 8 – January 4 to 7Red Force vs Hurricanes – Queen’s Park OvalScorpions vs Jaguars – Sabina ParkPride vs Volcanoes – Kensington OvalRound 9 – January 11 to 14Scorpions vs Hurricanes – Sabina ParkPride vs Jaguars – Kensington OvalVolcanoes vs Red Force – Windsor ParkRound 10 – January 18 to 21Pride vs Scorpions – Kensington OvalJaguars vs Red Force – Guyana National Stadium (9:30 am)Hurricanes vs Volcanoes – Warner Park (3 pm)last_img read more

first_imgORIN Boston’s 6 emerged winners of the Frederick Halley feature dominoes tournament held on Monday night last at Everest Cricket Club pavilion, Camp Road, Georgetown.In a fiercely contested encounter which went right down to the wire, Boston’s 6 tallied 79 games to edge out Beharry’s 6 on 77 and Halley’s 6 which ended in cellar position on 74.The game wasn’t decided until the final sitting after only one game separated the three teams, both Beharry Halley’s teams deadlocked on 63 and Boston’s 6 a mere one game away on 62.In the end, Boston’s 6 prevailed after marking 17 games in the final sitting which saw Beharry’s 6 scoring 14 and Halley’s 6 managing 12 games.Sonia Goodluck led the way for Boston’s with 17 games while John Freeman supported with 15. Skipper Boston, who played through, made 13 in his first three sittings and 14 in the other three.The top players in Beharry’s 6 were Roderick Harry with 15 games and Mark Welch who marked 14.For Halley’s 6, Edmund Sammy topped with 15 games while there were 14 and 13 games respectively for Ravi Shivnauth and Frederick Halley.The game was organised by Manniram “Packer” Shew while the trophies were sponsored by Halley.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ BUFFALO, N.Y. — When everything was going wrong for Syracuse at the start of the game, Rakeem Christmas of all people was the one keeping the Orange afloat.No. 3-seed SU trailed No. 11-seed Dayton 11-4. Christmas had all four of Syracuse’s points.“In our games, we haven’t started particularly well,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Tonight was no exception.”Christmas finished with only six points on 3-of-5 shooting, but his offense early in the game kept the Orange within striking distance. He stayed out of foul trouble for long enough to anchor Syracuse’s defense in a low-scoring, 55-53 loss to the Flyers on Saturday at First Niagara Center in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.He blocked three shots and committed another goaltending violation early in the game — his third of the NCAA Tournament — to help match the gritty tone that UD set.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They’re a small, but they’re scrappy,” SU forward C.J. Fair said of Dayton. “They kind of set the tone early.”The Flyers found ways to pick apart the Orange’s zone, but none of UD’s looks in the paint came easy. Christmas swatted away three attempts and altered nearly every other one while he was on the floor.And most importantly, he was able to stay on the floor. The forward didn’t pick up his first foul until the second half and was able to stay on the court for 37 minutes.Just over two minutes after he picked up his first personal, though, he picked up his next and headed to the bench. But only 1:01 later, Boeheim had seen enough and sent Christmas back into the game.Christmas made another hook shot late in the game as the offense was forced to maneuver primarily in the lane.“We just wanted to attack,” Christmas said. “Just try to draw fouls and get some layups.”It wasn’t a perfect game for the junior by any stretch, but it was a solid outing and a positive sign for a team with an uncertain future. Frontcourt staples Fair and Baye Moussa Keita are graduating. Jerami Grant and Tyler Ennis could bolt for the NBA. That could leave Christmas as the closest thing to a star at Syracuse.The former McDonald’s All-American has always had potential. Games like Saturday’s serve as a reminder, but now he has to cash in on it. Comments Published on March 23, 2014 at 2:46 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 22, 2017 at 12:31 am Some day, when the sting fades and joy overrides disappointment, you’ll sit back and reminisce. You’ll remember the feeling you had when John Gillon couldn’t miss on his way to his first buzzer-beater and 43 points. When Tyus Battle converted the game’s final shot, got mobbed by his team and you jumped off your couch. When, “I’ll never step on the Carrier Dome court again,” crossed your mind three times in the span of a month.But then as the memories flood back, they’ll come with a crippling caveat. Syracuse lost its most games ever under 41-year head coach Jim Boeheim. It lost its most nonconference games in program history. It made a postseason tournament, but not The Tournament.The Orange never lived up an incredibly frustrating concept: its potential.This season won’t be remembered positively because that promise was never realized. The unfulfilled expectations are what led to the upset, anger and pull-your-hair-out experiences. A team that beat three Top 10 opponents in the Dome should be at least somewhat competent on the road. A team ranked No. 19 preseason should do a little better than 8-6 to start the year. A team supposedly better than last season’s Final Four team should …“Whatever you hope is irrelevant. It’s what the team does,” Boeheim said. “We did not play well early. That’s what ended up costing us.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith former head coach-designate Mike Hopkins’ departure for Washington the day after the Orange lost in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament, SU’s season ended with more than just a thud.While Boeheim said he’s as excited as ever for the upcoming season, it’ll take time for the bitter taste of this past one to dissipate.Boeheim said one more win would have secured the Orange an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament. There’s no way to know for certain, but “you have a different outlook then,” Boeheim said. In that scenario, the season wouldn’t be remembered as one of Boeheim’s seven in which SU played in the NIT. The great memories wouldn’t be dragged down based on the postseason tournament Syracuse played in.But that’s not how it went down or how it will go down.“It’s life, man,” Gillon said. “You don’t always get what you want.”What you’ll want to remember is the collective exhale that Syracuse basketball could still compete after it beat Florida State handily. The “stick it to the NCAA” mentality after Boeheim won his unofficial 1,000th game. The euphoric disbelief after Gillon’s buzzer-beater beat Duke.Each time, students sprinted onto the court because they didn’t expect Syracuse to win, a testament to how low the bar fell after the team’s rotten start.The Orange never gave up, though. SU won four of its eight-straight games in which it trailed by double digits. Three of the four games it lost were by an average of five points, proving Syracuse wouldn’t easily wilt.But no matter how hard Syracuse fought, the Orange never fully delivered. The question of what could have been will forever haunt this team’s legacy.“We just didn’t maximize our potential,” Andrew White said on Saturday. “… It almost seems like the season shouldn’t be over just based on the potential of this team. But potential gives you everything to be proud of or everything to fall back and be disappointed about.“We didn’t get it done.”After the season ended, Boeheim reiterated that he made a mistake saying this year’s team had more talent than any Syracuse squad in a while. But admitting that doesn’t help the irritation that comes with missing the Tournament.And it certainly doesn’t help when thinking about all the missed opportunities: The 33-point loss to St. John’s, Syracuse and Boeheim’s worst-ever in Dome history. The 15-point loss to Boston College, the ACC’s worst. The five-point loss to Miami, the Orange’s last chance to make an impression before the Tournament.“You can’t always have that dream outcome,” White said.Considering Syracuse’s potential, this season was a nightmare. Paul Schwedelson is a senior staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at pmschwed@syr.edu or on Twitter @pschweds. Commentslast_img read more