High-riding Molynes United ‘A’, UWI Pelicans in JN Open League title showdown

first_imgThe dream run of Molynes United ‘A’ in the JN Open League Sunshine netball competition continued on Thursday inside the National Indoor Sports Centre, as for the second time in two days they got the better of a Mico team.After eliminating defending champions Mico ‘B’ in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, Molynes United upstaged Mico ‘A’ 20-18 on Thursday to advance to today’s final, which will be played at 6 p.m.Their opponents will be UWI Pelicans, who had an impressive 36-25 win over Waulgrovians ‘A’ in their semi-final.Mico ‘A’, the best attacking and defensive team in the competition, were without the services of ace goal shooter, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid. Even then, they were expected to win.However, Molynes jumped into a quick 3-0 lead and led 5-4 at the break. Both teams had a battle royal up to the half-time as they went into the break even at 9-9.For the next two quarters it was anybody’s game. Mico shooters, led by goal shooter Tanielle Roberts and goal attack Stephanie Anderson, found it very difficult to score, while Molynes shooters Shantal Slater and Kara Christie were finding it easier to make their shots.”We are very elated; we worked hard, we trained hard and we executed well,” said Molynes captain Stacy Mullings.”We stuck to our game plan and it worked. After beating Mico ‘B’ we knew it was going to be a tough challenge as Mico ‘A’ is a good team, but we just remained disciplined and listened to our coach,” added Mullings.Slater scored 11 from 12 attempts, while Christie had nine from 10. For Mico ‘A’, Roberts had 16 from 24 tries.In the earlier game, it was smooth sailing for the Conrad Parkes-coached UWI Pelicans after a competitive first quarter, where UWI led 9-8.However, it was all UWI Pelicans from there as they led 20 -14 and 27-20 at the end of the second and third quarters.Goal shooter Thristina Harwood top scored for the winners with 29 goals from 33 tries, while goal attack Rebecca Robinson scored eight from 10. For Wualgrovians ‘A’, former UWI player, Ladonna Lamonth, had 20 goals from 25 attempts.Meanwhile, Speg ‘A’ and UTech Knights will meet in the Open B League final at 5 p.m., after both teams won their semi-finals on Thursday. Speg ‘A’ defeated Molynes United ‘B’ 37-26, while UTech Knights stopped Tivoli Gardens 37-22.last_img read more

Tributes paid to Polish diver who perished off Malin Head

first_imgTributes have been paid to a diver who lost his life off the coast of Donegal.Michal Marek was killed while taking part in an open-water dive in Malin Head on Sunday.Originally from Poland, the 36-year-old had been living in Ireland for several years with his sister, Agnieszka. He was based in Galway and was described as an ‘avid explorer’ by the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation.He was among a team which discovered the longest marine cave in Ireland in Clare.According to the ICRO Michal filled his life with underground and underwater adventures as a caver and cave diver and recorded the Irish cave-dive depth record during a venture in Pollatoomery — a cave in Mayo.Following his tragic death, the ICRO acknowledged his contribution to the organisation as a core-team member and stated that he ‘will be a huge loss’ and ‘will be missed by all who worked with him’. Tributes paid to Polish diver who perished off Malin Head was last modified: May 14th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:diverdonegalMalin HeadPOLISHlast_img read more

Upcoming webinar: Family Transitions & Financial Changes

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonJoin the Personal Finance and Family Transitions teams for a collaborative webinar on Tuesday, October 13 at 11 a.m. ET. Dr. Barbara O’Neill and PhD Candidate, Jennifer Rea, will present a 90-minute webinar on Military Family Financial Transitions: Handling Changes to Income, Benefits, and Money Management.Created on canva.com by Molly HerndonThe two concentration areas are joining forces to best present the common problems that arise when military families leaving the military. Dr. O’Neill will focus on the financial issues while Ms. Rea will concentrate on the familial problems that are common during these times of transition.The interactive nature of this webinar will offer many opportunities for webinar participants to offer their experience, via the webinar chat pod,  working with clients who are transitioning and share the resource they have used. Please join us to share with your colleagues!This webinar will offer 1.5 CEUs for AFC-credentialed and CPFC-credentialed participants. Others who join the webinar that are uninterested in the financial continuing education units can earn a Certificate of Completion.Created on canva.com by Molly HerndonWe will keep the conversation going on this topic when we meet for a Twitter Chat on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. ET. Are you new to Twitter and interested in getting started? Follow along in the Step-by-Step Guide for Getting Started on Twitter to create a user name and bio line. If you’re interested in testing the waters before our chat on Oct. 21, you can join one of the many ongoing Personal Finance Twitter Chats that happen each week. These provide a good opportunity for Twitter newbies to “watch” and listen to what happens during a Twitter chat, and of course, chime in with your expertise!Please join us for this exciting webinar on Tuesday, October 13, at 11 a.m. ET. Register, find supporting resources and join the webinar all through this link.last_img read more

Mohawk coffee roaster says he was forced to ditch insurance over Quebec

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsWalter David stands on his toes before pouring a large bag of green raw coffee beans into the top of his coffee roasting oven.“Don’t film this part,” David says, pointing to a computer screen displaying the oven’s automated time and temperature settings, “they’re trade secrets.”Moccasin Jo brand coffee, a business David owns with his wife Lise, is an award winning coffee roaster.A big reason why it’s so popular is because David is meticulous.(Walter David in his shop in Kanesatake Mohawk Territory)He lords over the freshly roasted coffee as it cools at the bottom, looking for any imperfection in the beans as a metal blade turns them over.“These are off beans,” he says, showing off a small handful he’s removed from the latest batch. “And a lot of times, these are unripe or bug infested sometimes at origin, so they have to be separated otherwise it ends up in a cup (of coffee.)”Coffee isn’t the only thing David is meticulous with.As a Mohawk, he’s adamant about defending his rights.He recently dumped his insurance company of 30 years because they insisted on charging him Quebec taxes, even though his home and business are in Kanesatake Mohawk territory.“They wanted us to pay for it, and then get reimbursed by the government,” says David. “No, the principle here is you insulted us, and that’s it. You insulted us by saying we don’t exist.”David says the insurance company told him that Kanesatake is too much of a patchwork reserve to verify his claims of living there.The insurance company declined a request from APTN News for comment.David says his dispute over taxes with the company is not recorded anywhere.“We asked for proof, we asked for it written, she refused to give anything written to us,” says David.Grand Chief Serge Simon confirms that David lives and works within the 12 square kilometres that the federal government recognizes as reserve land – although Kanesatake’s unceded territory is hundreds of times that.Still, Simon emphasizes that by Quebec and Canada’s own rules, David is within his rights.Quebec’s own tax laws clearly state that provincial sales tax does not apply to services rendered on reserve to a status Indian.“He has certain inalienable rights, and he can’t have that taken away from him,” says Simon. “If I allow this to happen to him, I allow it to happen to the rest of us, so it’s within our collective interests to do something about that.”The Mohawk council says they will intervene on behalf of David and anybody else who has their non-taxable status threatened.And there are potential avenues when it comes to David’s case.Because insurance is regulated, every province and territory in Canada has an ombudsman that will investigate complaints.David said for him it’s not about the money, but standing up for his rights as a Mohawk.“I think everybody here needs to get together on this whole issue,” concluded David.In the meantime David will keep roasting his coffee.He might just need to be more cautious than usual…Moccasin Joe is currently operating without insurance.tfennario@aptn.ca@tfennariolast_img read more