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P&P Insurance donates $1.5M to NGOs, less fortunate
P&P Insurance Brokers on Friday added two new orphanages to their list of donors as they continue to spread their annual Christmas cheer.The Insurance Brokers donated $1.5 million to 12 non-governmental organisations that house the less fortunate.This activity has become an annual tradition for P&P Insurance for the past seven years and the company sees it as a way of demonstrating the true spirit of giving during the Christmas season.This year, each of the charitable homes received a $125,000 cheque from VarshaVarsha Panday (far left) flanked by representatives from all 12 organisations after receiving their chequesPanday, daughter of the CEO, Bish Panday, at a presentation held at the P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants office, located at 272-273 Lamaha Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown.According to the Director of P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited, Vikash Panday, this has impacted the lives of the less fortunate and they are happy to contribute to the cause and hope that their modest contribution will assist, especially at this time of the year when they would like to give a little more.“…We know a lot of these organisations do a lot of good and we are happy to associate with them… It is not easy to get finances now and we feel this contribution will go a far way towards helping the organisations.”The recipients were Bless the Children Home, Uncle Eddie’s Home, David Rose School for the Handicapped, Bright Horizon Family, the Dharm Shala, the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre, Canaan Children’s Home, Friends of the Archer’s Home, Cheshire Homes Guyana, the Hauraruni Girls Home and newly added Tina Insanally Foundation and Bal Nivas Shelter.Recipients welcomed the donation as they stated it will go a long way towards helping their respective organisations.
Santa Parade Kicks off Spirit Week
Thursday, November 26thAboriginal Celebration & Feast 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Dr. Kearney Jr. High School Friday, November 20th Free Public Skate 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena Huskies Vs. Navigators 8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena $8 for Adults Wednesday, November 25th Open Mic Night 8:30 p.m. at Egans Pub Tuesday, November 24thFamily Movie Night Featuring Cutting Edge 7:00 p.m. at the Lido Theatre 6-String Nation Doors open at 7:00 p.m. at the Lido Theatre Sport Fit Challenge 8:00 p.m. at Southside Youth Drop in Centre View 2009 Santa Claus Parade in a larger mapThe Santa Claus Parade today kicks off the Eleven Days of Spirit Week in Fort St. John.The start time is six o’clock at the Elks Sunset Home and the parade will follow the traditional route down 100th street, ending at the North Peace Arena.- Advertisement -The city is then scheduled to light up, the official Christmas tree, at Centennial Park at 7 o’clock. Among the other events scheduled for this weekend, is the Jingle Bell “8-kilometre run and walk”, beginning at ten o’clock tomorrow morning at Northern Lights College and the Ice Carving Workshop, set for 10am to 3pm tomorrow at the North Peace Arena.Then on Sunday, it will be Multicultural Day, from 3 to 5pm, at the Lido Theatre. Below is a full schedule of all the events happening during Spirit Week.Here’s the list of Spirit Week Events:Advertisement Saturday, November 21stJingle Bell 8km Run/Walk 10:00 a.m. at the Northern Lights College Sport Fit Challenge 8:00 p.m. at Southside Youth Drop in Centre Open Mic 7:00 p.m. at Cosmic Grounds Monday, November 23rdAdvertisement Olympic Mascot Meet and Greet 3:30 p.m. at the Fort St. John Library Funspiel TBD at the Fort St. John Curling Club Spread the Word 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Whole Wheat n’ Honey Karaoke Night 8:00 p.m. -10:00p.m. at Southside Youth Drop in CentreAdvertisement Midget Flyers vs. Camrose8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena Open Mic Night 9:00 p.m. at Egans Sunday, November 29thFree Swim 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the North Peace Leisure Pool Saturday, November 28thFort St. John Spirit Relay 1:00 p.m.-3:00p.m. at the Visitor Centre Sport Fit Challenge 8:00 p.m. at Southside Youth Drop in Centre Female 4 on 4 Hockey Jamboree8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena Friday, November 27thLeap Hop Move 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Fort St. John Public Library Sunday, November 22ndMulticultural Day 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Lido Theatre Appaloosa 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. at New Frontier Senior Flyers vs. Hythe Mustangs 8:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena Santa Claus Parade6:00 p.m. Heads South on 100th Street Ice Carving Workshop 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the North Peace ArenaAdvertisement
Tar Heels add to Duke’s slide
The Tar Heels rallied from a double-digit deficit and came up with the game’s big baskets in the final minutes. It was a strong way to bounce back after an surprising weekend loss to North Carolina State – an 83-79 setback that had an irked coach Roy Williams calling his team “fat and happy” afterward. The Blue Devils were coming off a 68-66 overtime loss at Virginia and a 68-67 home loss to Florida State. DURHAM, N.C. – For the second straight year, North Carolina’s youngsters walked into one of college basketball’s most intimidating arenas and came out with a confidence-building win. Freshman Brandan Wright scored 19 points while Tyler Hansbrough added 16 to lead the fifth-ranked Tar Heels past No. 16 Duke 79-73, earning their second straight win in Cameron Indoor Stadium. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rookie Ty Lawson added 15 points for the Tar Heels (21-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed by 10 points early in the second half before finally going ahead to stay in the final minutes. Freshman Jon Scheyer had a career-high 26 points for the Blue Devils (18-6, 5-5), who have lost three straight games for the first time since 1999 – when they lost to Connecticut in the NCAA championship and opened the 1999-2000 season with two straight losses.
Coral Daily Download – Messi doesn’t need World Cup trophy to prove his quality
Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesperson told Alan Brazil and special guest host Phil Brown that Lionel Messi didn’t need to win the World Cup to show his quality.The Barcelona man, along with his Argentina teammates, was beaten 1-0 in the final by Germany in Rio De Janiero on Sunday night.There’s also a review of the Newmarket Festival, along with a preview of the Open next weekend.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 4
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Manchester United failed with two £100m bids for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale this summer. Real have no interest in selling the Welshman and Bale wants to stay at the Bernabeu, but that did not stop United from trying their luck. (The Sun)Louis van Gaal is set to tie up a £20m deal for Barcelona winger Pedro in the next 48 hours – and is now being offered Real Madrid bad boy Pepe. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are adamant that Angel Di Maria will not be allowed to officially join Paris Saint-Germain until their demands over his fee had been met. They want MORE than £45m for the player, who cost them £59.7m a year ago, with the bulk of that money in an initial payment. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are ready to sell midfielder Jesse Lingard to Bristol City in a £2.5million deal. Boss Louis van Gaal cleared the England Under-21 starlet to leave Old Trafford yesterday and he will sort out terms on the move immediately. (The Sun)Chelsea have asked Tottenham to name their price for Danny Rose. Blues boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign a left-back before the start of the season on Saturday, and it is believed that the Premier League champions are willing to pay around £15million for Rose. (Daily Mirror)Rio Ferdinand has urged Manchester United to sign John Stones to bring much-needed defensive solidity to Old Trafford and believes the Everton centre-half would be foolish to join Chelsea. (Guardian)Promoted Bournemouth are targeting Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray and the Londoners are happy to sell for £3m after buying Sunderland’s Connor Wickham on Monday. (Daily Mirror)Southampton have made a £7million offer to Celtic for defender Virgil van Dijk. (Daily Express)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Angel Di Maria ‘taking a step up’ by swapping Man United for PSG, claims Thiago SilvaChelsea are ‘desperate’ to sign John Stones and will return with improved bid, talkSPORT toldMan United and Southampton boost! Sought-after defender told he can leave PSGRafa Benitez confident both Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will stay at Real Madrid this seasonFernando Llorente latest: Sevilla to pip Arsenal to striker signingArsenal handed boost as Alessio Romagnoli’s AC Milan move hits snagReports – Arsenal and Liverpool target Gonzalo Higuain rejects Napoli contract extensionJuventus eyeing shock deal for Manchester City midfielder Samir NasriPaul Pogba latest: Juventus powerless to prevent Man City target leaving, admits club directorTottenham transfer latest: Fredy Guarin still an option to Spurs after rejecting Fenerbahce moveTottenham transfer news: Roberto Soldado on verge of Villarreal move, bid made for Lyon striker‘He will never sign’ – Juventus chief rules out move for Chelsea playmakerParis Saint-Germain defender set to snub Liverpool with Roma moveRoberto Mancini insists Gary Medel is staying at Inter Milan amid reported interest from Everton and LiverpoolLiverpool agree deal to sign winger Adama Traore from Barcelona – reportsEverton transfer report: Agent insists Napoli defender not interested in Toffees moveNewcastle and West Ham blow! Lyon closing on Mathieu Valbuena signing
Landslide aftermath surveyed
Fulham 13/8 favourites for play-off win and MORE Championship odds! – CORAL DD
Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.With Middlesbrough’s relegation from the Premier League confirmed, who will seal that final promotion spot from the Championship to the top flight?Fulham, who ended the season with five wins in six unbeaten games, are 13/8 favourites, with Sheffield Wednesday 5/2, Huddersfield 11/4 and Reading 5/1.Get all that and MORE, including League One and League Two play-off odds and latest Champions League news, in today’s Coral Daily Download – LISTEN ABOVE!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast?
Gossip: Huge Pogba update, Spurs plot Celtic raid, plus Chelsea star to leave
Latest talkSPORT.com exclusives and top stories…Arsenal boss Unai Emery reassures fans Chelsea result is just a blip at the start of a long processHarry Kane happy to end August goalscoring hoodoo in Tottenham’s win over FulhamWest Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini bemoans lack of trust as Bournemouth leave London Stadium with all three points‘Wasting his talent in west London’ – Fans left incensed after Ruben Loftus-Cheek is completely left of Chelsea’s squad to face ArsenalHarry Kane finally scores in August, provokes crazy reaction from fansSteve Bruce believes Tottenham could have landed Jack Grealish has they done their transfer business earlier in the window.Jay Bothroyd told Jim White the problem at Manchester United is Jose Mourinho, not Paul Pogba.Matt Ritchie believes Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is ‘happy and upbeat’ at the club. 1 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most Popular Premier League News silverware How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion revealed Here’s a round-up of the latest news, rumours and gossip from Sunday’s newspapers and online… latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY predicted Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Barcelona have come to the terms with the fact Manchester United will not sell World Cup winning France midfielder Paul Pogba before the Spanish transfer window closes on August 31 – but will try to sign him next summer. (Sunday Express)Tottenham Hotspur are considering making a £10million bid for Celtic and Scotland defender Kieran Tierney in January. (Sunday Express)Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves has become a potential £60m January target for Manchester City as they look to recruit another central midfielder. (Sun on Sunday)Manchester City have been told to cough up £68million for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, with Paris Saint-Germain also interested in him. (France Football, via Sun on Sunday)Chelsea are open to offers for ex-Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who started only five Premier League games last season following a £35million move. (Mail on Sunday)Newcastle United could lose manager Rafael Benitez who is a target for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian. (Sunday Mirror)Benitez says midfielder Isaac Hayden and defender Ciaran Clark will not be allowed to leave the Magpies on loan in the first half of the season. (Chronicle)Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce wants to sign Chelsea and England striker Tammy Abraham on loan until the end of the season to bolster his frontline. (Birmingham Mail)Liverpool are set to give Scotland left-back Andrew Robertson a big pay rise after his impressive debut season at Anfield. (Sunday Mirror)Australia World Cup wonderkid Daniel Arzani hopes his loan spell at Celtic will help to prepare him for making the breakthrough at Manchester City. (Manchester Evening News) How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal whoops gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update possible standings Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? changes
Tonight’s college games
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the WeekSite: Grossmont CollegeTime: 1 p.m.Records: Victor Valley 2-5, 1-4; Grossmont 6-1, 5-0Outlook: The Rams have a losing record, but have three losses by a combined 10 points. They lost to Southwestern last week 24-22 despite 454 yards of total offense. Coach Dave Hoover has a stable of running backs led by Antoine Randolph (108-606). Grossmont has been a juggernaut offensively, averaging 46.4 points a game. It is coming off a 65-7 win over Desert and scored 83 in one game earlier this season. The Griffins have won five straight games since suffering their lone loss of the season, 32-22, to nationally-ranked College of the Canyons. QB Reilly Murphy ranks second in the conference in passing. His top offensive weapons include WR Michael Omar (24-447), RB Kevin Smith (56-380) and Derrell Hutsona, the conference leader in all-purpose yardage. Redlands vs. Occidental Site: Occidental CollegeTime: 7 p.m.Records: Redlands 3-2, 2-0; Occidental 5-0, 2-0Outlook: The winner will be alone in first place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with four games to go. Seventh-ranked Occidental is the defending champion and the 2005 favorite. The biggest chore for Redlands will be to slow down the Tigers’ passing game, which is averaging 302 yards, led by junior QB Andy Collins (105-151, 1,421 Yds., 13 TDs, 2 INTs). His favorite targets are senior Josh Jones (44-527, 7 TDs) and senior Ric Fukushima (32-460, 4 TDs). The ground game also is solid, led by sophomore RB Matt Anderson (55-319), who rushed for 130 yards in the Tigers’ most recent win over Colorado College. The team has outstanding LBs in Mike Bryant, the SCIAC defensive player of the year the last two years, junior Zachrey and Anthony Ostland. Redlands is directed by junior QB Chris Salas, who has taken over for the injured Nick Brown. Coach Mike Maynard has simplified the offense because of the numerous backups who are replacing injured starters. Junior Chester McCullough and freshman Zach Schafer may see additional playing time if RB Karl Mikolon can’t go. The much-improved defense is led by senior MLB Nick Steele. DBs Steven Quinlan, Robert Jay and Conor Drake have turned in solid showings recently and will be key in containing the Tigers’ passing attack.Radio: KTIE 590-AM San Bernardino Valley vs. Antelope Valley 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Site: Antelope Valley CollegeTime: 1 p.m.Records: SBVC 2-4, 1-3; Antelope Valley 0-6, 0-4Outlook: SBVC owns a 16-11 advantage in the series, including a 27-13 win last year. The Wolverines have had trouble closing out games and converting in the red zone with three of their four losses by a combined 10 points. They also have had leads in three of their four losses. The strength of the team remains the defense that has kept the Wolverines in games. That unit is led by LB Foaki Fifita, DL DePhilip Harris, DL Mario Martinez and DBs Mike McCoy and Mombroso Washington. Antelope Valley has been outscored 174-49, and is coming off a bye week. Long Beach City vs. Riverside Community Site: Riverside Community CollegeTime: 5 p.m.Records: Long Beach City 4-2, 1-0; Riverside 4-2, 1-0Outlook: Both teams won their division openers last week with RCC cruising past Palomar. The Vikings have struggled most with the running game, averaging just 72.8 a game with Grant Thorne the workhorse (56-308). QB Alex Aispuro has fared well throwing the ball as WRs Stanley Franks and Ben Holloway rank first and second in the conference in receiving, respectively. The team’s leading tackler is sophomore Antonio Steele. The Tigers have potential on offense, but excel on the strength of a defense that ranks first in the conference in total defense and pass defense. They lead in opponents’ fourth-down conversion defense, giving up just two in 12 attempts. Freshman LB Deylan Marrow and sophomore OLB Adam Wright head that effort. RCC’s offense relies on its balance with the backfield duo of Joshua Miller (65-489) and Richard Murrell (76-423) shouldering the burden. Victor Valley vs. Grossmont
Ohio’s Crop Progress — September 25, 2017
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Extreme heat and dry conditions over most of Ohio helped push corn and soybeans to maturity last week, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rain was largely confined to the northwestern part of the state with locally heavy spots. There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending September 24, 2017. However stages of corn and soybean maturity still vary widely due to interruptions and setbacks during spring’s wet planting conditions. Growers would also like to see more field drydown of corn before full-swing harvest gets underway. The average moisture content for corn harvested over the week was 26 percent, and the average for soybeans was 14 percent. Conditions were ideal for late season cuttings of hay, but hay fields and pastures are showing signs of stress.Click here for the full report