Blizzards crown Champion

first_img**SubmittedPeter King won the 25th Blizzard Club Road Championship race, Sunday by edging out Colter Young by a few inches in a very close sprint finish. After a tough 90 km race on the Montney loop, both of them had a time of 2:59:30hours.Roger St. Jean won the sprint for 3rd over Gord Harris, both with a time of 3:05:03. Pat Ferris was 5th at 3:09:29, Barb Polehoykie 3:09:40, Darren Guliov 3:12:56, Bob Andrews 3:23:34, Sandy McDonald 3:27:18, Ken Nix 3:34:54 and Owen Giebelhaus 3:47:49.- Advertisement -Kevin Shaw won the 45 km one lap event at 1:34:19. Richard Wood was second at 1:37:47 and Francis Plum 1:42:37. Trevor McDonell was 4th at 1:45:20 and Adam Currie 5th at 2:09:05. Sixteen riders started out with the group of Peter King, Colter Young, Pat Ferris, Roger St. Jean, Gord Harris and Darren Guliov separating from the pack. The group dwindled down to just Colter Young and Peter King after the second time up the Montney creek hill. The two sprinted it out with King getting an early lead on the downhill finish and Young not quite able to get by him.Coming up-Tuesday unscheduled Duathlon at Baldonnel-Thursday time trial 7 pm at Baldonnel-Sunday Challenge Cup Mountain bike race in Grande Prairie at Nordic Trails Park at 2 pm. (local Cecil lake road race at 10:00 am)Advertisement Colter Young and Stephen Ferris will be traveling to Banff for a stage race. Adam Currie and Gord Harris are in Vancouver for the ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer’.www.ferrisfastcycles.comlast_img read more

Pensioner confesses to raping 4-year-old

first_img…jailed for 20 yearsJustice Simone Morris-Ramlall on Monday handed down a 20-year imprisonment sentence to a 63-year-old man, who on his first court appearance admitted to the offence of rape committed in 2016.The charge against Gregory Ramkissoon also known as “Skeage” stated that on January 4, 2016, in the county of Demerara, he engaged in sexual penetration with a four-year-old child.Presenting the State’s case in the Sexual Offences Court of the Demerara High Court were Prosecutors Tuanna Hardy in association with Sarah Martin. Meanwhile, the now convicted man was represented by Attorney Ravindra Mohabir.Before handing down the sentence, Justice Morris-Ramlall took into consideration the nature and gravity of the offence, the manner in which it was committed, and the fact that Ramkissoon took an early plea and did not waste the court’s time.He was given a total of 20 years’ imprisonment and will be eligible for parole after serving 15 years.Ramkissoon was also convicted of indecent assault and sexual assault committed on the same victim.last_img read more

Giants make first acquisition of offseason, add left-handed starting pitcher

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The World Series hasn’t ended and the Giants haven’t hired a new manager yet, but president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has already made his first acquisition of the offseason.The Giants claimed left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson, 29, on waivers from the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, adding a starter who is expected to miss at least part of spring training after undergoing major knee surgery in June.To clear space on the 40-man roster for Anderson, the Giants …last_img

The SABR provides breast milk to babies in need

first_imgHuman milk banking, like wet nursing, has been around for years. But in modern times with the rise of HIV, precautions are necessary. The South African Breastmilk Reserve allows babies to be fed with breast milk when their mothers are unable to do so. It helps to reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission, and other infections in premature babies. Stasha Jordan started the South African Breastmilk Reserve to ensure infants born to HIV-positive mothers can be fed breast milk. The bank also helps other infants in need. (Image: Priya Pitamber)• Active citizenship in South Africa at a healthy level• Research backs up South Africa’s good story• Sandton goes car-free for a month• South Africa’s women in politics• Social enterprises set up to change lives Priya PitamberFollowing the birth of her first child, coupled with research for her Masters in public policy and policy guidelines on the feeding of babies born to HIV-positive mothers, Stasha Jordan was inspired to create the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR).“We saw that mixed feeding – formula and breast milk – could increase the escalation of infection,” she said. “A human milk bank works better. It prevents the mixed feeding of HIV-exposed infants.”She said she found the opportunity to make a difference for humanity.This is in line with South Africa’s health goals as set out in the National Development Plan of reducing maternal, infant and child mortality from 56 to below 30 per 1 000 live births, and reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission to zero by 2030.How human milk banking worksHealthy mothers are encouraged to voluntarily donate breast milk. The donated milk is then pasteurised. In Johannesburg, it is kept in nine deep freezer units at the SABR offices at Media Mills. So far, 44 human milk banks have been set up at hospitals across the country.“In South Africa, where so many women are HIV-positive, sourcing donor mothers has even more importance than in the western world,” states the SABR website.“Without breast milk during their first two weeks of life, premature infants (especially those with a low birth weight) are left wanting for antibodies and are vulnerable to infections and diseases that result in hundreds of deaths annually.”Ruzelle Enslin, a 28-year-old human resources and payroll administrator, started donating breast milk in March this year. She said her 15-month-old son no longer drank expressed milk, so she wanted to donate it. “Other babies can benefit,” she explained.She now donates two to three litres every second week. “I put a donor number on the bottle and the date. The courier picks it up,” Enslin said. “I’ll continue to do it for as long as possible.”Some breast milk is collected at the donors, says SABR, “other times we might need you to meet us half way or pop into a milk bank or collection corner”.There is no monetary gain for donors. “Two-thirds of the breast milk received by Netcare hospitals is donated to state facilities,” reads the website. “Public patients receive the milk free of charge while private patients pay R250 per week of feeding.”Benefits of breast milkHuman milk banking has other advantages for babies other than reducing the exposure to HIV. It helps premature babies get the nutrition they need to grow, and helps to reduce the risk of infections of the gut.An SABR breast milk bank was set up at Cecelia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane in Eastern Cape in November 2014 by nursing sister Nobathembu Mafanya and registered dietician Kim Venter. “Feeding artificial milk to premature and low birth weight infants increases their risk for developing life threatening intestinal diseases like necrotising enterocolitis (NEC),” said Venter. “It can be avoided if a baby receives breast milk.”Feeding artificial milk to premature infants is directly associated with NEC, an infection of the intestine, says the SABR. NEC results in infant mortality rates exceeding 80%. Breastfeeding has benefits for mothers and their babies. Click on the image for a larger view. (Image: SABR)Quasim Aham, 34, used the SABR service because his baby was born at 33 weeks and his wife had an infection in her blood. She was unable to breastfeed their newborn.The Ahams used breast milk donated by his niece. “It’s been very beneficial,” he said.Posted by South-African Breastmilk Reserve on Monday, October 12, 2015Challenges and rewardsSince the SABR was formally registered in 2005, Jordan said it had had its fair share of challenges and highlights. “It’s a non-profit organisation so a challenge is to find funding,” she explained. “We also had to establish a new industry – human milk banking – and find a market for it.”But she had noticed it had had a growing impact. “The SABR runs 44 milk banks across the country and is expanding fast: last year it fed 1 689 babies, while this year it got to more than 2 800,” noted British newspaper The Guardian. The SABR has expanded its footprint and has increased the numbers of hospitals it services. (Image: SABR)“We have touched the lives of infants,” concluded Jordan.If you are interested in becoming a donor, or are in need of its services, see the SABR website.last_img read more

a month agoAndy Carroll delighted to be fully fit and back at Newcastle

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Andy Carroll delighted to be fully fit and back at Newcastleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndy Carroll is delighted to be fully fit and back at Newcastle United.Carroll is desperate to make up for lost time and prove the doubters wrong.He said, “When I left Newcastle I was enjoying my football. I was scoring goals. Yes, it’s been pretty tough since.“I’ve grown up massively. I’ve made mistakes in the past but I now know what life is all about.” last_img

Jean Michael Seri wins Premier League Goal of the Month

first_imgFulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri has been awarded the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award for AugustThe Ivory Coast international turned down interest from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in favour of a surprise move to the newly-promoted Fulham this summer for a fee in the region of £25m.Seri has since started all four of the Cottagers’ Premier League fixtures and has impressed with his quick adaption to English football.Now the Premier League have announced that Seri’s world-class hit against Burnley on August 26 has been voted as the Goal of the Month.The 27-year-old hit a clean long-range effort home to help Fulham secure their first win of the season.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“It was the distance, the unexpected decision to shoot, but also the trajectory of the shot,” said former Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on the league website.“The ball started off at an angle so far outside of the far post that the goalkeeper was always scrambling to make up ground.“Add the curl, the angle of the ball and the sheer ferocity of the strike; the minute the ball left his boot there was only one place it was going to go.”Seri is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast.last_img read more

Neville reacts negatively to Paul Pogbas mean Tweet

first_imgAfter Paul Pogba’s unfortunate Tweet mishap, Gary Neville came after the Frenchman by labeling his action as complete ‘garbage’.The day for manager Jose Mourinho is not going well at all, Gary Neville has defended him from the sneakiest reaction which by far was Paul Pogba’s Tweet but he immediately deleted because of how controversial it was.Allegedly, this Tweet was already scheduled by Adidas for Pogba to upload and they immediately removed it as soon as the news about Mourinho’s sacking was announced.But Gary Neville is not buying it, he thinks the posting was deliberate from Pogba and he came strong after the Frenchman for it during his appearance on Sky Sports’ ‘The Debate’.“There is probably a high level of dislike there, but Jose Mourinho lost his job this morning and Paul Pogba and his people put that post out – don’t fall for this coincidence scheduled tweet nonsense, it’s garbage, absolute garbage,” said Neville on Sky Sports.“I think he would have liked to have gone public earlier on Jose, and how the club is at this moment in time.”“But on Jose’s side, I bet he thought when Paul Pogba won the World Cup in the summer he was coming back to an impossible situation where he thought this player is going to be out of control now.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I do believe that dancing on the grave of the manager who has just been sacked is out of order. Paul Pogba, there is no doubt, has fallen out with the manager.”“He doesn’t believe in him, he doesn’t like him, he doesn’t think he’s a good coach probably, and vice-versa.”“Jose Mourinho doesn’t think Paul Pogba is as good a player as he thinks he is. There’s been a complete breakdown in the last six months between the pair of them, probably the last year,” he concluded.Gary Neville reacts to Paul Pogba’s tweet which was deleted, following Jose Mourinho’s departure #MUFC pic.twitter.com/VVhuSQPYtl— Manchester United (@MUFCScoop) December 18, 2018last_img read more

DP Astwood encourages cooperation with Investigators as Ministry smeared by forgery arrests

first_img Related Items:#2inministryarrested, #fakeworkpermits, #magneticmedianews, #OneStopShopemployeesarrested Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 29, 2017 – Providenciales – In a statement following the arrests of two of his ministry staff, Border Control & Labour Minister, Sean Astwood is speaking out and asks employees to cooperate with the investigation of the Police and the Integrity Commission.Deputy Premier Astwood said he does not want to influence the investigation but confirmed that “persons were arrested and released on bail and that my Government supports a corruption free public service and any activity that would lead to the accomplishment of this state of being.”Police confirmed yesterday that they arrested 28 and 47 year old women from a Government Department and have charged them with uttering false documents.   The pair is allegedly responsible for creating fake work permits and distributing them from the One Stop Shop.  Agencies would request for renewals of the work permit, the pair is accused of making up fake documents and pocketing the payment for those work permits.  Work permits cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars.The Financial Crimes Unit is spearheading the probe and has asked that anyone who may unwittingly hold a fake work permit, contact them immediately.  The DP also spoke to restructuring for better customer service at the Ministry; you can read his full statement at MagneticMediaTV.com.#MagneticMediaNews#fakeworkpermits#2inministryarrested#OneStopShopemployeesarrested Update: Police and Integrity Commission on Public Sector Crack Downlast_img read more