This match will be played at the PNG Football Association Academy pitch on Saturday.PNG assistant coach Rachael Wadunah says this home game is crucial for PNG to win with the home ground as an advantage.Wadunah said this is their home game and the team is working to minimize the score-line and prevent New Zealand from scoring goals.She said a win on home soil and a draw in the second leg at New Zealand will see PNG automatically qualify.New Zealand Football Ferns coach Tony Readings says the main goal of this series is to qualify and this will be their primary focus. Readings said in addition to improving their own performance they’ll also be working towards abolishing the threats that PNG will pose.The two countries met twice before in the playoff for the OFC Olympic berth where New Zealand won the two matches.The first time they met was in Port Moresby in 2008 with a 2-0 scoreline before New Zealand took an aggregate 15-0 victory over two legs in the lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics.This is when the Ferns reached the quarter-final stage for the first time in the Olympics.In their most recent match-up, the Football Ferns were 3-0 winners over PNG during qualifying for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
…with riceGuyanese were, last week, informed by the head of the RPA in Berbice that less rice was planted this crop, because farmers were losing their shirts over the prices they were getting for paddy. That’s not surprising…and in fact the question that occupied your Eyewitness’s mind was why they’d kept planting at the old rate for so long. After the PNC-led APNU/AFC government let the lucrative Venezuelan market of US0/tonne slip away when they slipped into office in 2015, what was left for them??A world market price of around US0/tonne…that’s what! And with the prices of all the inputs — pesticides, fertilisers, harvesting, ploughing and husbandry, and diesel remaining unmoved — farmers were now caught between a rock and a hard place.The banks were the first to feel the squeeze, since the farmers just couldn’t service the loans they routinely take to tide them over from crop to crop. Loan defaults cascaded like a breeze blowing through ripe paddy fields. Bad loans had to be written off, and their bottom line turned red!But since most farmers operate at a subsistence level, they had nowhere to turn; and for the last three crops, they’ve been holding their breaths, hoping that the market PM Nagamootoo promised them in Mexico would materialise. But like all of us, they had to exhale sometime…which seems like now. They realise Nagamootoo’s promise of 00/bag of paddy and the Mexican Market were all part of his usual mamaguy!Nagamootoo now says he never promised 00/bag paddy, and this is a “free market,” wherein supply and demand dictate prices. Fair enough. But that’s why your Eyewitness was flummoxed to read over the weekend that the only promise Government was keeping after the closure of Wales sugar estate was to put hundreds of acres into rice!! That’s right — rice farmers, who take meticulous care of their fields to ensure average yields of 40 bags/acre, can’t survive at present prices, but Government has decided to plunge into increased rice production!!Aren’t they going to depress prices further?? Are they trying to destroy the rice industry, just as they did with sugar?? Why else would they now compete with private rice farmers?? If anything, one would’ve thought this Government might have learnt a lesson with sugar…Centralised production just isn’t the way to go. Are they planning to repeat the PNC’s massive investment in silos, mills and all the other infrastructure necessary for rice?Or will they purchase the ones they sold off to Alesie for a song a while back? THAT private investor abandoned rice!But then, profits were never the raison d’etre for PNC’s policies in agri, right??…on the environmentDonald Trump just doesn’t get it, does he? Leaders are supposed to lead, aren’t they? But all he’s concerned about is to feed his ego off the anxiety of his supporters in the sticks – who’ll blame anybody but themselves for their problems. Take the damage to the environment through excessive carbon emission. Even though companies like Exxon tried to duck the data, a government’s not like a private company — always trying to maximise shareholders’ value in the next quarterly report.A govt has to look at the longer term. It’s not just Guyana that’ll be under water if global warming isn’t checked; so will Florida and huge swathes of NY – including Wall Street. But Trump panders to his “flat-earthers” to abandon the Paris commitments made by the Obama Administration because he’s expecting others to carry the US’ load.Maybe they will. But countries like China and India will also steal the US’ thunder and get a headstart on the “next big thing”.Alternative energy sources…not alternative facts!!…at GWISome are wondering why Mayor Patricia Chase-Green was made Chair of GWI. Well, with the parking meters in limbo for a while, new sources of income have to be mined to placate the meter-funders from Colombia.Their collection methods are a tad extreme!!
LATEST STORIES Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Kade Lovell, 9, smiles with his medal for winning the St. Francis Xavier Franny Flyer 10k on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 in Sartell, Minnesota. Lovell accidentally won the 10k last weekend after only planning on completing the 5k. Image: Zach Dwyer/The St. Cloud Times via APSARTELL, Minnesota — It took 9-year-old Kade Lovell longer than expected to finish his 5-kilometer race in Minnesota, but only because he was accidentally winning a separate 10-kilometer race.Lovell’s mother became worried when he did not cross the finish line of the Francis Franny Flyer 5 kilometers in Sartell on Sept. 21. The St. Cloud Times reports she drove along the 5-kilometer (3.11-mile) route looking for him and was “bawling” when no one else saw him, either.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Untamed lions Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees MOST READ Race organizers told Kade’s mother he finished in first place and she thought they meant in his age group. But he was first-place overall. His finished in just over 48 minutes — a minute faster than the 40-year-old second-place contestant.“He actually probably did better than he normally does because he was trying to finish and in panic mode,” Heather Lovell said.Even though he’s only 9 years old, Kade is already an experienced runner. He started running with a cross country club when he was 6. JBRELATED STORIES:Runner wins marathon after competitors ahead take wrong turnADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LOOK: Dingdong Dantes conquers Berlin MarathonSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I had everyone looking for him, even a fireman,” Heather Lovell said. “I was like, ‘You need to go find my son.’”Then, a spectator called Heather Lovell’s brother-in-law, who was in the 10-kilometer race, to let him know there was a “little kid who was running really well” in the 10-kilometer (6.21-mile) race.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Kade said a woman told him to keep going when he approached the 5-kilometer turn so he did, despite his confusion.“A lady told me to keep going straight. So I kept going straight,” he said. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist
Representatives of the Guyanese court system spent an intense week in Vancouver, Canada this month studying the British Columbia (BC) Provincial Court’s problem-solving courts, use of technology, and system performance measures, as well as trial scheduling, early resolution, and case management strategies.Left to right: JES Guyana Country Representative Rolinda Kirton, JES Guyana Project Manager Evelyn Neaman, Justice Brassington Reynolds, Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree, Chancellor Carl Singh, Director of Public Prosecutions Shalimar Ali-Hack, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, Vancouver lawyer Chris Johnson, and Judge Michael Hicks (retired)The study programme was part of the Justice Education Society of BC (JES) project funded by the Canadian Government to help Guyana strengthen its criminal justice system.The two-year project aims at strengthening the Guyanese justice system by developing the technical capacity of the Police, Prosecutors and Magistrates to work with criminal evidence. The project also includes training in criminal investigations, case preparation, evidence handling, and trial advocacy. The recent study tour in Vancouver focused on court administration concepts and design, highlighting the initiatives the BC Provincial Court has undertaken to maximise the effective, equitable and efficient use of its resources and minimise wait times for trials.Headed by Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh, the delegation included High Court Judge, Justice Brassington Reynolds; Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan; and Director of Public Prosecutions Bibi Shalimar Ali-Hack. Their week was packed with presentations, courtroom visits, and opportunities for discussion with those involved in the BC initiatives they were studying.Daily debriefing sessions allowed the delegates to discuss possible applications of what they learnt that day to their own system and to identify related issues.Chancellor Singh expressed particular interest in BC’s community and drug treatment courts, and in the Digital Audio Recording System (DARS) used by BC’s Court Services branch to record court proceedings. He explained that Canadian Provincial Court Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree had, following a previous visit to Guyana, prepared “an extremely valuable report” with suggestions for consideration, and that actually seeing the suggested measures in action helped tremendously. The Chancellor added that he is determined the study tour will yield results, and hopes to implement some measures, within resources, without delay.Chancellor Singh also stressed his appreciation for the welcome the delegation received, saying “All the judges and others we spoke to were very accommodating, warm, and helpful”. Chief Judge Crabtree replied, “It was a pleasure and a privilege to host judicial colleagues from Guyana and share with them the initiatives we have studied, developed and implemented in recent years. With the help of Project Manager Evelyn Neaman, Country Representative Rolinda Kirton, and retired judge Michael Hicks, the court presented an intensive programme to acquaint our guests with a number of our administrative initiatives in the criminal justice field that might be adapted for use in Guyana. We are looking forward to future collaboration with our Guyanese colleagues.”JES is a Canadian non–profit organisation with an impressive record of improving the effectiveness of justice systems in Canada and around the world. The Guyana project is being implemented in collaboration with the Public Security and Legal Affairs Ministries, as well as the Office of the Chancellor of the Judiciary, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Guyana Police Force.The ACCBP funds a number of regional security projects which benefit Guyana, including the recently launched INTERPOL Project to combat human trafficking in the Caribbean and a project to strengthen the anti-money laundering systems in Central America and the Caribbean.Canada is also working to strengthen national justice systems in the region, by sharing Canadian expertise, improving access to and efficiency of the justice system, and providing training and mentoring programmes for both Police and justice officials.
… attempted to pay cop 0,000 to release sonA-39-year-old man of ‘C’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, who attempted to bribe a Policeman to release his teenage son on Friday, was taken into Police custody.His son was one of two men who allegedly disposed of an illegal .32 pistol along with five live rounds of ammunition on Tuesday last while riding a motorcycle at Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.Based on reports received, the man contacted the Police Officer and offered him $500,000 to release his son. A sting operation was put into effect and the Police Officer agreed to meet him at a neutral location.However, as he turned up with the money, he was arrested and taken into Police custody. The money was lodged as Police continue their investigations.On Tuesday last, ranks in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) noticed two suspects tossing an illegal firearm onto the roadway in a bid to escaped Police on patrol duty.It was reported that sometime around 09:30h on the day in question; ranks on a motorcycle were patrolling on Vlissengen Road, when they observed two men on a CG motorcycle without the rear registration plate. The ranks ordered the suspects to stop but instead of so doing so, the pillion rider quickly took out a firearm from his waist and tossed it onto the parapet and sped away.The weapon was retrieved and was found to be a .32 pistol with five live rounds of ammunition. One of the men, who was arrested, is the son of a prominent Sophia businessman. After his arrest, his father attempted to bribe the Police.
OWNER: Sandy Friedman ESTABLISHED: 1973 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Three DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We’re the hub for all dancers. We sell all kinds of footwear and body wear for dancers. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? I was going through a divorce and had to support my two children. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? By looking into the lockers at my daughter’s ballet school and realizing a need at that time for a store in the Valley. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? One year. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Worked for nothing at the dance wear school in Hollywood. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS, AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? About $15,000, borrowed from my parents. WHOM DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? The owner of the store in Hollywood. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? How many hours I was going to have to put in. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $400,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To turn it over to my son, who’s the manager now. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: Capezio Dance Shop BUSINESS ADDRESS: 7120 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 91303 PHONE: (818) 348-4488 WEB SITE: www.capeziodanceshop.com
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“I’ve been running on Sierra Madre Boulevard between the golf course and Michillinda Avenue,” she said, “and four laps there equals six miles. I can run that in about one hour, six minutes.” Innabi’s son, Nicholas, 9, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a common, lethal and genetic childhood disorder that affects one in 3,500 boys worldwide. Innabi is taking part in the half-marathon to raise money for research into the disease and to raise awareness about it. She set a goal of raising $20,000 and has pledges totalling more than $19,400. Boys with DMD typically lose the ability to walk between the ages of 10 and 13. Nicholas, a fourth-grader at St. Philip the Apostle School in Pasadena, can still walk, but fatigue causes him to rely more and more on a wheelchair. Students at St. Philip’s vie for the task of pushing Nicholas around campus, said Eva Damore, a school publicist. PASADENA – She wakes up sore and her knees ache from the constant pounding. She doesn’t look forward to practice, but this is for her son, so Kim Innabi ignores and endures the pain. On Sunday, Innabi, 40, of Pasadena will take part in the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Run for Our Sons in Anaheim, despite being what she calls “a stationary bike person” exercise-wise. The Disney Half Marathon is 13.1 miles, and Innabi, who has been practicing since July 24, is certain she can run six miles and walk the rest of the way. “His condition is deteriorating,” Innabi said. “When he was in kindergarten he didn’t need anything. Now, he can’t do physical education anymore and he can’t climb stairs.” She and her husband, Safwan, own Page City in the 1300 block of North Lake Avenue, and Nicholas has a younger brother and older sister – both healthy. Innabi sent e-mails to friends soliciting sponsors. Her husband’s large family also responded. Then word spread around the St. Philip’s campus, and donations from parents, teachers and the congregation poured in. Innabi said thoughts of Nicholas will inspire and energize her during Sunday’s run. “His bravery and courage is amazing and it keeps us going, praying for a miracle,” she said. “It breaks my heart that he cannot ride a bike or run, but he has good friends at school, caring teachers and laughs every day. That makes all the difference.” Anyone wishing to make donations may do so at www.firstgiving.com/Nicholasinnabi. email@example.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Joey Barton believes Rafa Benitez will be gone as Newcastle boss by Christmas.The Toon began the season with a 2-0 home defeat to Tottenham and Benitez is known to be unhappy about a lack of spending in the transfer market this summer.Club owner Mike Ashley gave a rare interview at the weekend when he admitted he cannot and will not compete with “countries” – his view on the way clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain are financed.And former St James’ Park midfielder Barton believes that will inevitably lead to a parting of the ways.He said on Kick Off: “Newcastle is a great club, but the owner causes a lot of problems. It’s his way or the highway. I can’t see Benitez staying there until Christmas.“Ashley’s interview on TV was silly because it draws everybody in and makes it a soap opera because Rafa has to responded and has to take a side.“I believe Benitez wants to go. His body language says Ashley has not come through with what he wanted this summer, and that means he feels he won’t have the opportunity to establish Newcastle in the top half of the Premier League.“It ends one of two ways – either the owner leaves and gets the money he wants for the club, or the manager will go because he won’t give him the finances he feels is necessary to compete in the Premier League.“Mike [Ashley] got had over when he bought the club. He overpaid for the club and, since he realised that, it’s been an exercise to get that money back. He’s in for more money than he probably wants to be but, if he’s going to get some of that money back, he’ll have to do it in the Premier League.“So advertise that the club is for sale. They’re in the Premier League, and they’ve got a top manager in Benitez.“So pack your bags, move on and sell to someone who wants to take the club to the next level.”
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. Aspiring actors, young filmmakers and budding film critics are encouraged to enter. “This is an opportunity for new faces and new voices in the science fiction world to be seen and heard,” Shatner said in a statement Thursday. “Plus, this is a chance for passionate fans to be the first to discover the next M. Night Shyamalan or Brandon Routh, and help propel them into stardom,” the 75-year-old actor said. The “Star Trek” TV series ran from 1966-69. It spawned five spinoff series and 10 films. William Shatner, aka Capt. James T. Kirk of the “Star Trek” TV series and movies, is looking for a spokesperson for his new science fiction DVD club. He’s launched an online contest and wants the voting public to select 10 finalists. Celebrity judges, including Chase Masterson from the cast of the TV series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” will select seven additional finalists. Shatner will pick the winner, who will be named spokesperson for the William Shatner Science Fiction DVD Club. The winner also will receive “a large cash award,” according to the contest announcement. Entrants must create a short video clip that shows why they have what it takes and submit it to http://shatner.blip.tv/. Deadline for entries is Sept. 30.