Cal State Fullerton’s women’s volleyball program has dropped 45 matches in a row to its Long Beach State counterpart. And, if the Friday night match in the Walter Pyramid is a viable indicator, that streak is more likely to hit 145 before it is to be broken when the Titans play host to the 49ers in Fullerton on Nov. 12. Coach Brian Gimmillaro’s team opened the match with five consecutive points to coax the first of what was to prove a maximum six timeouts out of his counterpart from the Titans, Carolyn Zimmerman. And Long Beach was in front, 10-2, before the visitors were able to score back-to-back points. Fullerton (11-8 and 3-3) led only twice, at 1-0 and 2-0 in the final game, and its deepest deadlock came at 4 in Game 3. Yes, it was as one-sided as the score would indicate. Alexis Crimes, Mariko Crum, Robin Miramontes and Ali Daley combined for 43 of the 49ers’ 55 kills, with the first three bagging 11 apiece. Long Beach, playing its first match on its home floor in three weeks, cruised to its fourth Big West conference victory in a row Friday, sweeping the Titans in something less than 90 minutes, 30-15, 30-16 and 30-17, in front of a season-high gathering of 1,925 that included some noisy and appreciative Girl Scout Troops. The 49ers, 14-4 overall and 4-1 in conference, return to the same floor tonight for a 7 p.m. conference match with the UC Riverside Highlanders. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Long Beach played as well defensively as it has all season, holding the Titans to a .035 attack percentage. “This felt like /\x27/Long Beach State volleyball’ for the first time this year,” Gimmillaro said afterward, before quickly amending it to “for the first time in a couple of years. “We executed at a level that we had been accustomed to (in previous seasons). It was a great crowd. And we’re getting better.” Miramontes, a junior starting her first match of the season and playing outside hitter with Rosie Lewis sidelined with a sore knee, turned in her most impressive performance of the season, coming up just one short of her career high with 14 digs. The team’s starting opposite a year ago, the fourth-year junior is making the most of her recent extended playing time. “I figured that if I earned it in practice, I’d get my chance,” she said, smiling. “I think this was the only time I’ve played outside (hitter) in my life.” She doesn’t expect any letdown tonight, from herself or her teammates. “We’re great about approaching things one game at a time,” she said. “If anything, (tonight’s match) should be even harder.” — Frank Burlison can be reached at [email protected] or (562) 499-1338. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, is urging food producers, especially those involved in exports, to initiate work to become certified. “This will enable our food-producing businesses to access export markets. Lack of certification could constitute non-tariff barriers to our exports. Our food-exporting businesses, therefore, have an obligation to the country to become certified,” Mr. Samuda said. Mr. Samuda said that by becoming certified, these businesses will be able to increase access to markets, and thereby increase employment in agriculture. Story Highlights Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, is urging food producers, especially those involved in exports, to initiate work to become certified.He cited the international standard, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification, as relevant to the food industry.“This will enable our food-producing businesses to access export markets. Lack of certification could constitute non-tariff barriers to our exports. Our food-exporting businesses, therefore, have an obligation to the country to become certified,” Mr. Samuda said.The Minister’s message was read by ISO Ambassador/Consultant at the ISO Quality Systems Division in the Ministry, Reginald Budhan, at the launch of the Quality Systems Solutions and Initiatives (QSSI) Training Institute on June 14 at the Pegasus Commerce Centre, Upper Waterloo Road.Mr. Samuda said that by becoming certified, these businesses will be able to increase access to markets, and thereby increase employment in agriculture.“We must rise to global standards in terms of the goods and services we produce for both the domestic and export markets,” the Minister stressed.In addition, Mr. Samuda said his goal is to have ministries and agencies of government modernised by becoming ISO 9001:2015 certified.The Minister said he expects his Ministry, as well as five other agencies, to become certified by the end of the 2017/18 financial year.The ISO 9000 is a series of standards developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that define, establish and maintain a quality assurance system for the manufacturing and service industries. They deal with the requirements that organisations wishing to meet the standard must fulfil.“In terms of the productive sector, the Bureau of Standards, under the chairmanship of Mr. James Rawle, will be increasing its work to help more businesses to become certified to ISO 9001:2015, HACCP and other relevant standards,” Mr. Samuda said.He added that as a small island developing state, Jamaica has to ensure that its products and services are of the highest quality, in order to compete in the international market.“The sustainable production of high-quality products and services will, therefore, lead to increased efficiencies, better employee morale and international recognition,” Mr. Samuda said.Meanwhile, the Minister congratulated QSSI on the launch of its institute, which will enable micro, small and medium-size enterprises to access affordable internationally certified training, thus enabling them to become internationally competitive.“In light of this likely increased demand for ISO 9001 consultancy service, we need more companies like yours with qualified and experienced personnel. Your training institute is well positioned to help in increasing the pool of trained personnel in the relevant standards,” he said.For her part, Managing Director, QSSI, Sheryl Anderson, said the launch of the training institute is in response to requests made by clients over the years.“You have been talking to us, you have been giving that feedback, and, in response, we are giving you the QSSI Institute,” Mrs. Anderson said.The newly launched QSSI Training Institute provides training courses designed to improve competence and support the quality management or food-safety systems in organisations.The Institute aims to provide training for quality professionals of all skill levels, fostering a culture of quality and building capacity and expertise in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
EDMONTON – The health implications of legalized cannabis and ways to combat Canada’s rising opioid problem are on the agenda when health ministers meet this week in the Alberta capital.Provincial and territorial ministers will hold discussions Thursday and will get an update on the marijuana file from federal counterpart Ginette Petipas Taylor on Friday.Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen says he wants to know more about the impacts on health and on the health system.“Many studies show that people are affected by the consumption of marijuana up until the age of 25 because there can be long-term effects if the brain is still developing up until that age,” said Goertzen.“We have concerns from a health perspective — what additional costs does that cause to the system and what negative outcomes does it cause to Canadians?”Ottawa has set the minimum legal age for marijuana consumption at 18 when recreational cannabis use becomes legal July 1. The provinces can set the minimum age higher.“We’ve done a great deal in society trying to move people away from smoking. If you suddenly have more people smoking, in this case marijuana, you’re going to have some long-term detriment to people’s health,” said Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter.“There’s the issue about at what point is it safer for use.”The Canadian Medical Association says 25 is the safe age health-wise but says 21 would be a more realistic number to keep youth from getting cannabis through the black market.A number of provinces already have preliminary plans in place. Ottawa and New Brunswick are looking at a minimum age of 19, while Alberta is proposing 18.The federal government is getting push back on what critics say is too ambitious a plan to have legalized cannabis, along with tougher Criminal Code penalties and sanctions, in place by next summer.In July, premiers and territorial leaders did not call for a delay, but said they might ask for an extension if Ottawa does not help them resolve the issues related to distribution, safety, taxation, justice and public education.Ottawa has said it won’t allow the sale of edible cannabis until it has rules in place around health warnings, serving sizes and packaging.The ministers also plan to compare notes on how various jurisdictions are working to combat the increased use of opioids.Last month, the federal government reported that at least 2,816 Canadians died from opioid-related causes in 2016 — a total that’s expected to surpass 3,000 in 2017.The Canadian Institute for Health Information warns the crisis is hitting the health system. It says 16 Canadians a day are being hospitalized for opioid toxicity in 2016-17, up from 13 a day two years prior — a rise of almost 20 per cent.B.C.’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy said four people are dying daily in the province from drug overdoses.“We’re going to be asking (Ottawa) to remove some of the barriers that are in place now to the rapid approval of safe consumption sites,” Darcy said.Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said they will discuss “some of the specific actions that are happening in different jurisdictions that we would like the federal government potentially to support us with.”Hoffman said they will also be looking at outcomes and impacts from recent overall health cost-sharing deals struck between Ottawa and the provinces.B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Ontario’s Eric Hoskins say they will pursue reforms on prescription drugs.“I plan to work with the other jurisdictions towards a national pharmacare program, and I hope that this meeting will be a good first start,” said Dix in a statement.Hoskins said he will be telling the group about steps Ontario has taken. Starting Jan. 1, the Liberal government’s youth pharmacare plan will cover more than 4,400 prescription medications for Ontarians under 25, with no co-pay or deductible, at an annual cost of $465 million.“Obviously one of the concerns is affordability, so I believe that Ontario can demonstrate that it can be done,” Hoskins said.— with files from Allison Jones in Toronto, Jennifer Graham in Regina, Steve Lambert in Winnipeg and Dirk Meissner in Victoria
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The West Ham United player is wanted by Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League, but for Paul Merson, he would also be good for Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur.West Ham United footballer Marko Arnautovic is wanted by Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande.And former English Premier League footballer Paul Merson says he should not leave England and but should join other teams.“Marko Arnautovic is too good to go to China – but maybe the money is too good to turn down,” Merson was quoted by The Express.“There must be a personal reason why he wants to go because he still has a lot to offer and he could play for bigger teams than West Ham.”Report: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“If you were Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United or Tottenham you would take him tomorrow,” he added.“He could play for any of those teams. He’s a really good player and he’s not just a center-forward.”“He could play in other positions too and give you a different option,” he commented.“But you’re playing in front of fans who adore you and it’s a real kick in the teeth for them when it’s a Chinese team he’s joining and not a top European club capable of winning trophies.”
KUSI Newsroom, Dave Scott Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Dave Scott, January 28, 2018 Updated: 9:35 AM Posted: January 28, 2018 Farmers Insurance Open concludes today at Torrey Pines Golf Course 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) — Organizers of the Farmers Insurance Open warned golf fans that parking at the event was expected to sell out Sunday.No parking passes would be sold at the Torrey Pines Golf Club event, although parking passes were to be sold online at www.farmersinsuranceopen.com/parking .Uber, Lyft and other car passengers may be dropped off and picked up at the main spectator entrance, 2880 Torrey Pines Road.Alex Noren holds a one-stroke lead over Ryan Palmer entering today’s final round of the $6.9 million Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course, seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour.Torrey Pines High alumnus Michael Kim and J.B. Holmes are tied for third, two strokes behind Noren.Tiger Woods will be playing in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open for the first time since winning the tournament in 2013. He missed the 54-hole cut in 2014, withdrew in 2015 because of pain in his back after playing 11 holes at 2-over, did not enter the tournament in 2016 and missed the traditional 36-hole cut in 2017.Woods is eight strokes off the lead in a five-way tie for 39th. He had his best score in the 2018 edition of the tournament Saturday, a 2-under 70 on the South Course in a round he described as “gross.”“It was a struggle out there,” said Woods, who is playing his first PGA Tour event in a year. “I didn’t hit it worth a darn all day. I was really struggling out there trying to find anything that was resemblance of a golf swing. But I was scoring, I was chipping, putting, I was grinding.“I was trying to miss the ball on the correct sides because I know I didn’t have it, trying to give myself the correct angles and I did that most of the day. Then I had to rely on my touch, my feel, my putting and it’s been good all week.”Woods made four birdies, including three on par 5s, and bogeys on the 11th and 16th holes.Noren shot a three-under 69 to take the lead after any round for the first time in his 36 PGA Tour starts.Noren began the round three shots off the lead. He had an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole, a double-bogey on the par-4 12th hole and birdies on the 13th, 16th and 18th holes to go to 11-under 205 for the tournament.Noren is a 35-year-old from Sweden who played at Oklahoma State and mainly plays on the European Tour. This is the first time he has played in the Farmers Insurance Open.Noren’s best result on the PGA Tour was tying for fifth in the 2017 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play when he reached the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Dustin Johnson. His best finish in stroke play was tying for sixth in last year’s British Open. He has nine victories on the European Tour, including four in 2016.Noren is 19th on the Official World Golf Ranking, 11 spots below his highest ranking, which came in July.Only five times since 2000 has a player leading or sharing the lead through three rounds gone on to win the Farmers Insurance Open, most recently Woods in 2013.Palmer, the tournament leader by one shot over Jon Rahm entering Saturday’s play, shot a 1-over 73. He had a birdie on the fifth hole, bogeys on the seventh and eighth, an eagle on the 13th and bogeys on the 14th and 16th.“It was a grind,” Palmer said. “I hit a lot of solid putts, just speed was off pretty bad I thought for a while there. Got a little lazy on my golf swing the last four or five holes. Unfortunately on 14 I thought I hit it perfect and ends up a foot in the rough and dead.”The eagle on 13 “made up for the whole day,” Palmer said.“I hit a great tee shot,” with a 5 wood Palmer said, measured at 336 yards. “I knew it was enough club and I hit it perfect.”Palmer hit his second shot 259 yards, leaving him with a 44-foot, 6- inch putt for the eagle.“It rolled in like I tapped it in, it rolled in so perfect,” Palmer said.The putt prompted a roar from the crowd.“When you get those kind of roars, that’s excitement,” Palmer said. “You don’t get that very often. That was a thrill.”sunday is the 11th birthday of Palmer’s son Mason.“Hopefully I can go out (Sunday) and give my son, Mason, a big birthday present,” Palmer said. “That would be a fun way to end the day.”Mason is not at the tournament, remaining home to play in a hockey game, his father said.Palmer has three victories on the PGA Tour, most recently the 2010 Sony Open in Hawaii. The tournament winner will receive $1.242 million.Kim was among three golfers tied for sixth, four shots off the lead, entering the round, then shot a 2-under 70, with four birdies and bogeys on the 11th and 15th holes.“Hit it really good all day, got some putts to go, and within range I feel like of the lead heading into tomorrow, so feel good about today,” Kim said. “I feel super comfortable at this place, more so than I feel like anybody else because I’ve got the number of rounds in.”Rahm, the tournament’s defending champion who would move into first in the Official World Golf Ranking with a victory, hit his second shot on the 18th hole into the greenside water hazard, en route to a double-bogey 7, completing his round at 3-over 75, dropping into a five-way tie for 12th, four strokes off the lead.Rahm also had bogeys on the second, third, fourth and 12th holes and birdies on the first, sixth and 10th.