Twelve for Cornwall College

first_img Thrilled at the win, Dr Dean Weatherly, the Cornwall College head coach heaped praises on his players. “It’s been a long time coming; sixteen years is a long wait, and today, we gave it our all,” said Weatherly. “I did what I said we would do. Now ,I think I may just kick back, relax and consider resignation,” the man known as Doc told The Sunday Gleaner. Weatherly has been at the helm of the Cornwall College football squad for almost 25 years, in which time he has won for them several titles at the Under-16 and senior levels. It was a game of two halves really, as STETHS dominated the first 45 minutes and can only blame themselves for not finding the back of the net. James, who carried the main goalscoring threat for the Omar Wedderburn-coached team, was inconspicuous with his captain Chris-Andrew Dixon, his usual hard-tackling self in midfield. With only two shots at goal in the first half, Cornwall then turned things completely around in the second half, with Peter-Lee Vassell and Fletcher leading the way. Fletcher came close, not once, but twice before finally getting the better of the tiring STETHS defenders, when Vassell slipped but got up to slide him a pass. Fletcher then fired into the far corner to rousing appreciation from the mostly partisan Cornwall College crowd. The noise was deafening when McDonald curved a beautiful shot out of the reach of the mishandling Kenroy Wallace in the STETHS goal. Disappointed, Wendell Downswell, technical director for the STETHS team, described it as a tough loss. “Congrats to Cornwall College for a spirited game; they are now the champions. I think they wanted it more. But we will be back next year,” said Downswell. THRILLED WESTERN BUREAU: Chants of “CC, CC” rang out after Cornwall College dethroned St Elizabeth Technical to secure a twelfth hold on the ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football title, edging their rivals 2-1 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday. It was a well-deserved victory for the new champions, who went undefeated in the daCosta Cup, and will now set sights on one more trophy when they tackle Manning Cup champions Jamaica College in Saturday’s Olivier Shield. Jordaine Fletcher netted his 29th daCosta Cup goal and his 36th of the season in all competitions to give Cornwall the lead. Then a stunning strike from second-half substitute Shawn McDonald in time added on, at the end of 90 minutes, left no doubt who the 2016 champions would be. STETHS’ never-say-die attitude was missing for long stretches of the game, but it surfaced with practically the last kick of the match, when Demar James struck to pull a goal back in the 94th minute. It was a case of too little too late for STETHS, who battled to the end in what ended up a trophy-less season for the first time in six five years.last_img read more

‘Make sure your doctor’s for real’

first_imgThe Health Professions Council of SA has urged the public to be on the look-out for bogus doctors. The council says many South Africans fall victim to fraudulent medical practitioners.The council said that if people are unsure of a doctor’s registration status, they have the right to ask any practitioner to produce his or her credit card size practising card. (Image: Health Professionals Council of SA, via Facebook)Brand South Africa reporterThe Health Professions Council of SA has urged the public to be on the look-out for bogus doctors, saying many people in both urban and rural areas could be falling prey to fraudulent medical practitioners.The call follows the uncovering of a bogus doctor who was “treating” people in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, and the jailing of a woman in the Eastern Cape who has been masquerading as a doctor for years.The council said that if people are unsure of a doctor’s registration status, they have the right to ask any practitioner to produce his or her credit card size practising card.Members of the public wanting to check if a doctor is registered and allowed to practice can also phone the council’s call centre at (012) 338-9300/1 or e-mail webmaster@hpcsa.co.za.“Not only do fictitious doctors bring the profession into disrepute, but also they endanger the lives of countless people they ‘treat’ every day”, said council chief executive Boyce Mkhize.The council keeps records of all medical practitioners, and anyone practising while not registered is breaking the law.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Keep on shooting: James Yap regains touch in Rain or Shine win

first_img8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities “I think everybody expects James to play well but he’s just human,” said ROS coach Caloy Garcia. “But what we want from James is to basically play his best. Whether he’s in a slump, we still want him taking shots.”Yap, who turns 36 next month, hopes his efficient outing is the start of a string of good shooting games.“I hope we can carry this performance over into our next game.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NCAA volleyball: Perpetual claims solo 3rd, keeps EAC winless Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJames Yap may have been in a shooting slump in his first three games of the season, but it never affected his confidence heading into Rain or Shine’s game against Phoenix on Wednesday.Yap kept shooting and finally regained his touch to help the Elasto Painters cruise to a 120-99 win over the Fuel Masters and avoid his team from slipping further into the standings.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed “I just kept working hard. I never got discouraged despite how bad my last three games were,” said Yap in Filipino.“Of course, we thought if we lose we’ll be closer to the bottom of the standings and coach reminded us that we need to win for us to at least be in the middle of the pack.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe star swingman shot a combined 4-of-26 from the field in his first three games, averaging just 3.3 points during the stretch.But his bad days are over after exploding for 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field, including 4-of-5 from deep in 20 minutes. View commentslast_img read more

Canadian writers actors join Twitter boycott amid Weinstein sex scandal

first_imgCanadian writers, actors and women’s rights advocates joined a contentious international boycott of Twitter on Friday after the social media platform became mired in the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.The women’s boycott started at midnight Thursday in New York and was to last 24 hours.It stirred intense debate, however, about whether silence even for a day is the way to fight abuse — a discussion that played out as women of colour refused to participate, noting it took a white celebrity’s issue to finally prompt such action.It all began after actor Rose McGowan, a vocal critic who has accused “HW” of raping her, was briefly suspended Wednesday for tweeting a personal phone number.Actors such as Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have joined a growing list of women accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment over the last two decades. He has denied through a spokeswoman any allegations of non-consensual contact.Twitter’s move to briefly freeze McGowan’s account incensed users who said far more serious breaches, including threats against women, are ignored.“Count me in!” posted Canadian-born actor Anna Paquin, who welcomed any men wanting to show their support under the trending hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter.American actor Alyssa Milano tweeted Thursday it would be her first day in over 10 years off Twitter. “Join me,” she added.Model Chrissy Teigen told her almost 8 million followers that she was “boycotting for many reasons.”“To stand with the victims of sexual assault, online threats and abuse. And to boycott the fact our demented … president can tweet nuclear threats of war I can’t even see,” she posted Thursday.Cam Gordon, a spokesman for Twitter Canada, said Friday the company wasn’t commenting. Instead, he referred to prior posts from Twitter’s safety branch, explaining McGowan’s account was temporarily locked “because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service.”Canadian television writer Emily Andras, known for the series Wynonna Earp, said the boycott is about respect.“The only thing I like more than tweeting is knowing women’s voices are respected — on Twitter. So bye for now,” she posted.Still, the boycott raised awkward issues for many social media users.“I’m really torn because women going away and leaving platforms, leaving various spaces, is the goal of misogynists,” said Julie Lalonde, an Ottawa-based sexual violence prevention educator with 15,200 Twitter followers.“They would love nothing more than for women to shut up and go away. So, I think what would have been more effective was if men had boycotted Twitter — if men would have used their collective privilege and power to say: ‘We’re going to leave the platform until (it) takes violence against women seriously and treats all users in the same way.’”Still, Lalonde stressed Friday the boycott had already succeeded for the discussion it sparked. What she called Twitter’s “hypocritical” suspension of McGowan unleashed simmering outrage over online abuse, she added in an interview.“This is the same platform that harbours white supremacists. It’s the same platform where people can create multiple accounts to target a user like myself and not have it be a violation of its policies.“It’s that double standard that’s really, really frustrating.”Rather than take the day off Twitter, women of colour and their supporters used the hashtag #WOCAffirmation to promote each other and lambaste how often they’re overlooked.Tanzina Vega, a national reporter on race and inequality for CNN, said women of colour “are silenced regularly” and that it has happened to her.“That has to be recognized,” she tweeted Friday.Former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry tweeted in support of “black women on here who deal w/ harassment daily & never get the same support.”Other men joined the boycott, including American actor Mark Ruffalo, who tweeted Thursday that “Tomorrow I follow the Women.”The office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a self-described feminist, declined to weigh in on the protest. But Trudeau included a pointed line Friday in his speech to Mexico’s Senate.“Violence against women and girls is prevalent in all facets of life, from the studios of Hollywood to the digital public squares to our halls of Parliament,” he said in Mexico City.“As a gender balanced Senate, I challenge you to use your position and power to strongly push for the rights of women and girls in Mexico and around the world.”Follow @suebailey on Twitter.last_img read more

Chiefs say Ottawas criteria on drinking water leaving some nations out

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN NewsA group of chiefs from the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians welcomed politicians back to work Monday in Ottawa with a message.That the government’s promise to eradicate boil water advisories in First Nations from 91 to zero by 2021 isn’t all what it seems to be.That’s because the new criteria leaves seven communities out according to Deputy Chief Gord Peters.“All of our communities didn’t fit the criteria, they didn’t fit the one-year boil water advisories,” said Peters. “Nor did they make an advancement in the rankings mandate to be able to move towards having constructions, so the problem that we face is both the ranking system and the process.”The new criteria leaves out 547 homes in Tyendinaga said Chief Donald Maracle.“Almost half of them are polluted and experience chronic water shortages,” said Maracle of a community with well-known water issues. “We have 102 shore wells along the Bay of Quinte, they suffer from blue green algae in the late fall and summer as a result the medical officer of health issues do not use orders.”Grand Chief Joel Abram said his community, Oneida Nation of the Thames, also slipped through the cracks of the new criteria.Abram said their water treatment plant serves over 2,300 people and it currently does not meet the Ontario standards for drinking water.“We’re actually down river from the third worst polluter of water, a municipal polluter, which is London, Ontario. Whenever they have a storm water surge, partially treated sewage flows directly into the Thames River and we’re directly downstream from that,” he said.“Our current treatment system can’t really deal with that situation. We’ve already had a lot of boil water advisories in the past.”The chiefs are scheduled to meet with politicians over the next few days.afrancis@aptn.calast_img read more