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Confusion reigned yesterday as Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) on Friday morning released a statement suggesting government was far more to blame for the cost of electricity than the Sparky’s Drive supplier. In response to Premier McKeeva Bush’s Tuesday-night call for an

audit on the utility, seeking the reasons for electricity costs, CUC on Friday released a two-page description of its efforts to hedge the price of diesel fuel on world markets, accompanied by a sevenpage study of electricity rates. The documents, however, left analysts scratching their heads about what the company asked consumers to pay. CUC watchdog, the Electricity

Regulatory Authority (ERA), “requested CUC to hedge its fuel prices,” the document said, sparking an agreement by CUC to pay its Esso and Texaco suppliers a total of $1.7 million per year to cap diesel costs at $3.55 per gallon. The statement did not say when the ERA made its request, but cited March 2011 authority approval for a one-year “hedge” agreement, expiring in March 2012.

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Catboat Club gathers for monthly meet Superior Auto, a comprehensive garage- (Machine Shop/ Aluminum, Steel and Gas Welding, Auto Repairs and Bodywork and Paint Shop).

Club President, Jerris Miller, with a cheque for $100,000, the first donation in an agreement from Dart.

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The Cayman Catboat Club held their regular monthly meeting at the Foster’s Food Fair boardroom to discuss their plans for upcoming events, as well as ways of financing the club. Meeting in Foster’s boardroom is a fitting way of remembering club member, David Foster, who used to support all the clubs activities before sadly passing away in 2005. After the traditional opening prayer, there was a roll call for club members, before the club, led by President Jerris Miller and Vice President Kem Jackson, got down to business. Apart from regular club members, those seated around the boardroom table included three representatives from the Dart group of companies, who have been taking an increasing interest in supporting the club’s activities. Earlier this year Dart pledged a total of CI$175,000, which will be used for the club’s activities, including the upkeep of a newly acquired catboat, The Whittaker Cat, the club’s educational

programmes, and sponsorship of the club’s races. The first thing on the agenda was reconstruction of the clubhouse – the building Whitehall at Whitehall Bay in George Town that was badly damaged during Hurricane Ivan, and that the club has been busily restoring, from top to bottom. Fundraising was next on the agenda, and Mr. Jackson had received a proposal for an interesting fundraising idea: there was an artist, he said, who had made some limited-edition prints of a catboat painting, and was intending to donate a percentage of the sales to the club. Other discussions involved deciding upon a logo for the club. “We don’t want to have two or three logos floating around, we should just have one,” long-serving club member Loxley Banks suggested. “I move we get the three logos, see what they look like and the appointment of a committee of at least six club members to decide what the right logo is.” Upcoming events included the

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forthcoming Camana Bay Catboat Regatta and the Premier’s Cup Regatta. The Camana Bay Regatta is scheduled to take place on 14 November, at the Royal Palms Beach. Camana Bay’s Davina Tressida said: “There’ll be a treasure hunt on the beach and a bouncy castle. The band, Swanky, will be playing there too, and possibly there’ll be quadrille dancing too, but that is yet to be confirmed.” “Set up a microphone so that Loxley can do a running commentary on the race. He does a great commentary,” Mr. Miller suggested. There will be a separate event, on 17 November, for presenting the prizes, Mr. Miller said. Tom Sargison, who has been away from the Cayman Islands for over a year, studying wooden boatbuilding in England, said that a catboat he made there would be shipped to the Cayman Islands soon. “The boat I built is based on a catboat in Mr. Jackson’s yard, called the ‘Bluenose’, Mr. Sargison said. “I tried to make it as authentic as possible.”

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Animal shelter calls mechanic for cat stuck in van HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) — A mechanic was the one doing the surgery at an Ohio animal facility when a woman drove in with a cat stuck behind her minivan’s dashboard. WBNS-TV reports the mechanic had to take apart the dash during a three-hour rescue operation Thursday in the Columbus suburb of Hilliard. Driver Nehal Dhruve says she hit the cat with her van and decided to take it to the local humane society. The brown and black cat wouldn’t stay on the van’s seat but instead hopped down and climbed up under the dashboard. Mechanic Daryl McKay cut his hands trying to free the feline, so an animal control staffer with smaller hands took over and pulled it out. Dhruve says she now wants to adopt the cat.

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DUBLIN (AP) — M’lord, I can see your bald patch. Hundreds of Ireland’s judges abandoned their wigs for the first time in centuries Friday after the Irish Courts Service ended the rule requiring them to wear the Britishstyle headgear. The move is designed to save the taxpayer money in debt-struck Ireland. Until now, each new judge has received a London-made, white-dyed horsehair wig that costs the state about euro2,200 (US$3,000) each. Ireland is voting Oct. 27 on a constitutional amendment that would give the government new power to cut judges’ salaries. Irish judges have worn wigs since the mid-17th century and kept the policy after Ireland won independence from Britain in 1922.


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However, the company said, oil prices had declined since March, to August’s $3.03 per gallon, saying it also paid an additional 22 cents for shipping, fees and handling, and another 75 cents for government duties, yielding approximate costs of $4 per gallon. The company further muddied the waters, however, saying “the $1.7 million per annum currently represents 0.35 cents (less than half-a-cent) per kilowatt hour”, but elsewhere breaking down “35 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh)”, a 100-fold increase, into three components: 20 cents for fuel costs, 4.5 cents for government duty and 10.5 cents for CUC’s base rate, covering “all its costs, excluding fuel costs and government duty”. Despite “government duty” accounting for less than half of CUC’s own overheads in the cost of a kWh, the company blamed the tax for hiking the price of electricity, comparing the “one-year “$1.7 million hedge, passed to consumers, to the government’s 75 cent-per-gallon surcharge, also passed to consumers, yielding $14.4 million per year. One accountant, requesting anonymity, said CUC had been wise to hedge fuel prices, but that it had left consumers paying higher costs than necessary. “This means that if the cost of fuel goes up or down, it does not matter to CUC, and the public are protected”, he said. The ERA “was right to insist that CUC hedge the price. However, it appears that the public is paying $3.55 per gallon plus the duty, but at least the

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hedging did protect everyone had the price gone up instead of down.” A second accountant, also asking not to be named, said, however, it was likely CUC was paying the $3.03 price for fuel, not $3.55, having paid $1.7 million for the option, not the obligation, to buy at the cap price. “The cap is the price paid to ensure that no matter what happens in the market CUC will have access to diesel at no more than $3.55,” he said, but the company “will of course be buying at that [$3.03] market price”. He did not “have the facts”, however, on whether CUC was passing the $1.7 million fee to consumers. Despite emails and telephone calls, the utility did not respond to questions about the statement, which Mr Bush challenged on Friday. “These are statements the ERA can and should be addressing,” he told iNews. “What I can say is that based on the information provided, the cost of the $0.25 has only added around 5% to a bill,” Mr Bush said, alluding to Camana Bay 55-Market Street, Grand Cayman KY, Cayman Islands Tel: (345) 640-3456 Dolphin Tale 3D (PG) 1:00PM | 7:05PM

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the 2010 imposition of an additional 25-cent surcharge to the existing 50 cents per gallon levied by the previous administration. “I think it’s fair to say that this is not the significant increase that the consumers are complaining about. “In any event I intend to get cabinet to order the audit. And as I have said this will be carried out by a company that has experience in carrying out these kind of audits on oil companies or electricity companies,” he said. “In 2008, CUC says it hedged at $3.55,” Mr Bush continued. “In 2009 the cost of fuel dropped to $1.50, a difference of $2.55 per gallon for a period, and then in 2010 the cost of fuel has been at $3.00. “For a period the cost of fuel was $2.05 higher than market and even now it is $0.55 higher than market rate. But CUC says this is not the problem. The problem, they say, is the additional $.025 duty to government. How can $2.05 or even $0.55 not be a problem, but $0.25 or $0.75 cents to government be a problem?”

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Rob Lightbown of Crown Weather says, “I am closely watching an area of disturbed weather in the western and northwestern Caribbean. There is an area of low pressure associated with this disturbed weather and satellite imagery this morning (14) showed some deeper areas of convection about halfway between the Yucatan Peninsula and the Cayman Islands. The NAM model continues to significantly develop this system into a tropical storm over this weekend and forecasts it to be in the extreme northwestern Caribbean by Monday morning as a 45 mph tropical storm.” None of the other models agree with this. However, Rob says, “I think there is a fairly good chance that we will see tropical development in the western and northwestern Caribbean this weekend into early next week. It likely will not be as strong as the NAM model forecasts.” Even if this system doesn’t develop it is going to bring heavy rainfall to the Cayman Islands throughout the weekend. So make sure you have your ‘brolly’ with you wherever you go. 2-4 inches of rain is forecast. For more information and graphics please go to www. crownweather.com, the National Hurricane Centre at www.nhc.noaa and our local weather station.


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A masked gang armed with a handgun terrified a member of staff at an electronics store – before fleeing with cash and expensive goods. The robbery – at Funky Tangs in Savannah – is the first armed raid in Cayman for almost a fortnight. The raid comes after RCIPS Commissioner David Baines linked the rise in murders to the reduction in robberies. Now, since the spate of murders has stopped, there have been two reported robberies in the past fortnight. An armed ganged raided CUC – making off with cash from the counter where customers pay their bills. Thursday’s robbery took place in broad daylight. Brazen thieves burst into the Savannah Plaza store just after 1:30pm. Police recovered some items related to the robberies nearby after carrying out a detailed search of the area. A spokeswoman for the RCIPS said: “Four males entered the premises, one armed with what appeared to be firearm. They stole cash & electronic items. “The suspects ran from the premises. No shots were fired and noone was injured.” Police said shortly after the raid to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

that one man was “helping them with their enquiries”. Yesterday the manager of the shop, Mark Watler, said it was the first time they have been robbed since they opened two years ago. He added: “The robbers held up and threatened a female store clerk while demanding money. “At the time of the robbery the female clerk was the only one on duty. “The robbers just came in and took what they wanted. We did not have security posted at the location. “I cannot think of any other store directly in that vicinity that was recently robbed. There were no

customers in the store at the time.” Speaking recently to iNews Police Commissioner Mr Baines said: “We have direct evidence that some of those involved in the murders have been involved in the robberies.” Before the first murder last month there had been a number of armed stick-ups at a wide range of businesses. Gas Stations, shops, members of the publics and even a jerk chicken stand fell victim to the gangs. Anyone with information about the latest raid can contact police on 949 4222 or Crimestoppers on 1-800 (TIPS).

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Resume training on Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Aquatics, Saturdays, 10am-10:45am at Cayman International School, Camana Bay from 24th September. Persons interested in volunteering please email soci@candw.ky

THE PINK LADIES: Coffee Shop at the Cayman Islands Hosptial is open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm and sat 7am-1pm offering hot and cold breakfast,lunches, drinks, snacks and other items. Take away orders are welcome by calling 244 2661. All funds raised by the Pink Ladies are donated back community. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 926-9044 or visit www.caymanaa.org THE WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER: Breastfeeding Clinics every Thursday 10am to noon in the Women’s Health Center. No appointments, no fees Phone 244-2649 AL-ANON GROUP MEETING: Call 928-8843 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 929-NANA (6262) CAYMAN BRIDGE CLUB: Meets Tuesdays 7:15pm at Comfort Suites, West Bay Road. Contact Helen Haines at 947-3217 or Jane Bird at 947-1903 WEST BAY HERITAGE COMMITTEE: Invites West Bayers to get involved in Heritage Day 2011 activities. Contact Eziethamae Bodden, 916-1559 FREE FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOPS: For Chamber of Commerce pension subscribers. Contact Robert Schultz at 949-8090 ext. 125 or email Robet.schultz@ caymanchamber.ky LEO CLUB OF GRAND CAYMAN: meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 6:30pm at the Lions Community Center. Contact Leo Secretary Letisha Allen 924-2819 ROTARY CLUB OF GRAND CAYMAN SUNRISE: 7am every Wednesday at Grand Old House Restaurant. www. RotarySunrise.ky or email info@ RotarySunrise.ky ESTELLA SCOTT-ROBERTS FOUNDATION: Invites you to the launch of their Sexual Harassment Public Education Campaign, with special guests from Jamaica Women’s Media Watch. Poetry, Song, Dramatic Performance. Sunday 16th October 2011 5:00-6:30pm Haraquail Theatre SILENT WITNESS MARCH: The Silent Witness March will be held Tuesday Oct. 18th, 2011 starting from the Glass House @ 12Noon vicinity to the LA Steps for a short ceremony. Come and walk for a worthy cause and one that we must eliminate worldwide. JGHS YEAR 7 PROGRESS EVENING: John Gray High School will hold a Progress Evening for parents of Year

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STORY AND CRAFT TIME: For young readers, join Books & Books every Saturday at 10:30am to read exciting new books and explore your creative side with a unique craft each week. Every Saturday at 10:30am, Books & Books Saturday 22 October: Saturday 29 October.

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FLOETRY: It’s the perfect place to express you! Floetry takes place on the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Books & Books GLAMOROUS GRANNY COMMITTEE: is accepting contestants for this pageant and the Bold & Beautiful Ladies pageant. Held Nov. 5th. Entry forms from Noreen Dixon or the director, glamourgirl2911@hotmail.com HEARTS THROUGH HANDS: Wednesdays at 9:30am to noon at The Family Life Center, Rm 10, Academy Way, Women make crafts for charity and missions. Call 9463067 or 947-1863 PILATES FOR PINK: Come join ENERGY All proceeds go to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society to help provide financial assistance to patients and their families. For details contact ENERGY at 946-6006 or email at info@energycayman.com. Saturday 15 October 10am, The Arts & Recreation Centre CARIBBEAN READING CLUB: New members are always welcome. Wednesday @ 7:30pm at Books & Books MISS CARIBBEAN HIBISCUS CAYMAN ISLANDS PAGEANT: Calling Dwight Mclean if you are interested 3233617 or 9497121. Deadline is this October 24th PAN ON THE PASEO: Free and open to the public. Every Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm OUR ANGELS FOUNDATION: Welcomes all to the Conch Shell House each Wednesday at 6pm for Full Circle Grief Recovery group support meetings. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS: Seeks volunteers at Miss Nadine’s Pre-school for a few hours between 7am – 5:30pm. Call 945-1078. Email asolomonncvo@ hotmail.com or principalmn@hotmail. com “2 Can Play” The Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s production of Trevor Rhone’s comedy, “2 Can Play” opens at the Harquail Theatre on Thursday 20th October and runs for two consecutive week-ends to 30th October. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 PM &

Digicel Art Access (for teens): Wednesdays 5:00pm to 6:00pm This course is held at the National Gallery Education Centre at Miss Lassie’s Duplex on South Sound Road. Sponsored by Digicel. Contact the Gallery on 945-8111 or email intern.ng@candw.ky CHURCH OF GOD CHAPEL THRIFT SHOP: West Bay. Open Mon – Fri 4 – 6pm and Sat 7 – 11am. ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN (EPISCOPAL) CHURCH: Courts Road, Eastern Av. Mass: Sun 7am and 11am, Wed 7:30am Feast & Saint Days 7:30am. Sunday School Sun. 9am. Choir Practice at the church Adults Thu 5:30pm Junior Sat 5 -7:30pm Youth Fellowship (AYF) Sat 5 – 7pm. Knights of St George (male & female) Sun 8am Contact church office 949-5583 POWER OF FAITH DELIVERANCE MINISTRY: Greenwood Drive (Swamp) Services Sun 10:15am and 7pm Sunday School 9am. Contact 322-1485 CHURCH OF GOD CHAPEL: Academy Way, Walkers Road. Services Sun 9am and 10:30am Contact 949-9393 UNITED CHURCH IN JAMAICA & THE CAYMAN ISLANDS: George Town – Elmslie Memorial Church, Robert Young, George Hicks. West Bay John Gray. Bodden Town – Webster. North Side – William Pouchie. East End, Gun Bay & Savannah – United Church. Call Council Office and Prospect Youth & Conference Centre 947-1963. Elmslie Church office 949-7923 THE POWER OF FAITH DELIVERANCE MINSTRY: 100 Greenwood Drive (Swamp) hosts Sunday school worship 10:15am and 7:00pm. Tuesday: New Believers class 7:30 to 8:30pm. Wednesday, Revival and Deliverance service, 7:30pm. Friday, Youth Flex at 7pm Contact 322-1485 or email poweroffaithgcm@yahoo. com. All are welcome CHURCH SERVICE ST. ALBAN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH AND ST. MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Sundays St. Alban’s Church 8.35 a.m. - MATINS Sundays To Be Announced 7.30 p.m. - HOLY COMMUNION ST. Mary’s Church, Cayman Brac 9.00 a.m. - CHURCH SCHOOL 9.30 a.m. - HOLY COMMUNION 6.00 p.m. - EVENING PRAYER Tues – Fri 12.30 p.m. - MIDDAY PRAYERS St. Alban’s Church Red Letter Weekdays 5.00 p.m. – HOLY COMMUNION St. Alban’s Church. For further details see www. churchofenglandcayman.com

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN LAUNCH: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join the Lion’s Club of Tropical Gardens on The Crescent for the opening ceremony and launch of their 2011 campaign. Monday 3 October 5:307pm, The Crescent MUSICIAN’S SHOWCASE: This month’s showcase will benefit the National Council of Voluntary Organizations (NCVO). Saturday 8 October 6-9pm, The Crescent

WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET: Real Food, Real Farmers, Real Community! Get a real taste of Cayman when vendors from across the island sell fresh produce, hot food, handmade crafts and more at Camana Bay. Every Wednesday 12-7pm, corner of Forum Lane and Market Street FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GRAND CAYMAN: Crewe Road. Services Sun 10:30am and 6pm. Sunday school Sun 9:15am Contact church office 949-0692 NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH OF GOD: International College of the Cayman Islands ICCI, Newlands. Sun 4 – 6pm ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN BARGAIN CORNER: Located upstairs at St. George’s Anglican Church Preschool, Courts Road, Eastern Av. Last Sat of month 7 – 11am. CHURCH OF GOD CHAPEL: Academy Way, Walkers Road. Services Sun 9am and 10:30am Contact 949-9393 SUNRISE COMMUNITY CHURCH: 10am at the Harquail Theatre St. George’s Anglican Church Outreach and Mission Committee invites all to a Golden Oldies Dinner Dance on Friday, 28th October at 7 p.m. at the church hall, 64 Courts Rd., off Eastern Ave. Music by Lammie; MC: Banny the Connoisseur. Cost:$35. For tickets call the church office at 949-5583. Door prizes and surprises!

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CO towns stunned by crash deaths of 5 children KIT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — The 12 children who lived in the Mitchell House Children’s home would go in and out of the Trading Post store next door so often that manager Annette Weber would think nothing of it. “One of the kids was in the store this morning, he always bought a Mountain Dew,” Weber said Thursday. Five of the children in the group home, all described by school officials as foster children or adopted children of Howard and Melody Mitchell, died earlier Thursday when their van

collided with an empty cattle trailer on a highway construction zone. Howard Mitchell, 57, a sheriff’s deputy for Cheyenne County, was driving the van and also died. Seven other children were injured. Six were transported to hospitals in Denver, while a seventh was treated at a local hospital and released. “I still can’t believe what’s happened,” Weber said. “I think it’s definitely going to affect the community for a long time.” While the Mitchells lived in Kit

Carson, the children attended school in Eads, another small farming community about 22 miles south of less than 600 residents. They were on their way there when the accident happened.

Sleep expert: Drugs caused Michael Jackson’s death LOS ANGELES (AP) — A UCLA sleep expert described Dr. Conrad Murray’s use of a cocktail of drugs on Michael Jackson as “unethical, disturbing and beyond comprehension.” The combination of drugs used as Jackson struggled to fall asleep on the day he died was a “recipe for disaster” and ultimately caused his death, Dr. Nader Kamangar testified Thursday. Under questioning by Murray’s attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, the witness was asked to tell jurors what he knew about the events of June 25, 2009, the day of Jackson’s death. “To summarise, Mr. Jackson was receiving very inappropriate therapy in a home setting, receiving very potent therapies without monitoring,”

Kamangar said. He said diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan) and midazolam (Versed) were given to the sleepless star during a 10-hour period throughout the night and morning. “This cocktail was a recipe for disaster,” Kamangar said. Noting the addition of propofol (Dipravan), a powerful anesthetic used in surgeries, Flanagan asked: “Could this have caused death?’ “Absolutely,” Kamangar said. “Absolutely.” Authorities say Murray gave Jackson a fatal dose of propofol. Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The witness, one of the experts who evaluated Murray’s actions for the California Medical Board,

expressed dismay about the drugs Murray gave the pop star, his failure to immediately call 911 for help, and his lack of monitoring and record-keeping.

Search for aid workers in Kenya yields vehicle NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police official says Kenyan troops and six helicopters have been deployed to the Somali border in hopes of finding two Spanish women kidnapped by Somali gunmen. The searchers found their vehicle stuck in the desert. Police suspect the gunmen may have forced the women to walk. The police official said Friday that the hijacked vehicle with two Spaniards from the aid group Doctors Without Borders got stuck about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from the Somali border because of rain and bad terrain. The official said he could not be named. The gunmen kidnapped the women to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

from the world’s largest refugee camp Thursday. The U.N. has temporarily suspended all non-lifesaving aid operations in the world’s biggest refugee camp following the kidnapping of two Spanish aid wortkers near the Kenya-Somalia border, a spokeswoman said Friday. Hundreds of staff have been confined to their offices, forcing the cancellation of services like education, counselling and relocation of families until further notice. “Only water, food and health services are being maintained,” said U.N. refugee agency spokeswoman Needa Jehu-Hoyah. “This will of course have

an impact on the poor refugees.” In recent months, tens of thousands of refugees fleeing a spreading famine in southern Somalia have swollen the severely overcrowded camp.

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Sax Rohmer, an English novelist, wrote a number of books about a Chinese criminal called (Dr.) Fu Manchu in the early to middle 1900’s. His heroes faced the worldwide conspiracy of the “Yellow Peril.” The term was used as a colour metaphor for races that originated in the late 19th century with immigration of Chinese labourers chiefly to the USA. Sax Rohmer would be astonished to know that his “Yellow Peril” is well on its way to world domination by legitimate means and invitation. A recent BBC poll of 22 countries shows that China plays a significantly more positive role in the world than the USA, Russia or UK. If all goes according to Beijing’s plans, in the next few decades China will take its “rightful place” among the great powers in the international system--if not atop the international system. China’s actions are worrisome in Latin America and the Caribbean because some national leaders, such as Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, welcome the arrival of another world power to offer an alternative to the United States. On 5th Sept. our premier, Hon. McKeeva Bush signed a tax deal with the People’s Republic of China. He said it was a “significant step in enhancing Cayman’s relationship” with China. At a cruise industry conference two weeks ago, Mr. Bush said a pending deal with a Chinese developer could be finalised next month, allowing construction of a dock facility to begin by the end of the year. Under the proposal, China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd, would pay to develop a dock and retail complex, estimated to cost up to $300 million. The state-owned Chinese company would manage it for 49 years to recoup its investment. Despite Mr. Bush’s assertion that the project will create many jobs for our failing building industry this has not been borne out in other countries where Chinese construction companies have moved in. There, they have imported thousands of Chinese workers who stay in camps and send their earnings home, depriving the local economy of stimulus. Ground was broken in February on Baha Mar, a 1,000-acre resort-casino at the city of Nassau on New Providence Island. When completed in 2014, it will encompass 3,500 rooms in six hotels and a number of condominium buildings. China State Construction Engineering Corp. that has a financial stake in the project hired its subsidiary, China Construction America Inc. (CCA), to serve as the general contractor and construction colin.wilson@ieyenews.com

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manager. China State immediately requested permits for 8,150 foreign workers, presumably mostly Chinese, constituting 71% of the total workforce of 11,500. One must also have real concerns over China Harbour’s cost overruns on a project in Jamaica, and over the recent conviction of the son of Bangladesh’s former prime minister for taking bribes from China Harbour. We have seen our cruise passenger volume drop dramatically (26%) over the last few months whilst overall numbers have increased throughout the rest of the Caribbean. Tourism Association President, Trina Christian said recently, “Every day that goes by that we are not building our pier it is really setting our destiny for the next 18 to 24 months. This is because cruise lines book their ports of call up to two years out. By not building a pier there is going to be certain limitations on how many tourists we are going to have and what that means to our economy.” When a company is putting 300 million dollars into a project the reality is, despite Mr. Bush’s claim that there will be protection for Caymanian workers, they ‘call the shots.’ Cruise line executives are taking a wait-and-see approach because previous elected officials have said a berthing facility was in the works and none materialised. So, we have to move quickly, and there would seem to be no alternatives. Contractors Association President Rayal Bodden claims that, “Investment managers of hedge funds are looking for these kind of projects. It would be very easy for a reputable company to raise this kind of money.” That may have been the case two years ago but I seriously doubt this is the case now. We have to trust Mr. Bush to get the very best deal he can but the time of waiting is over. If there are anymore delays something more unpleasant than the “yellow peril” may be upon us.

Do not sow in the furrows of wickedness, or you have to reap them seven times over. Ecclesiasticus 7.3

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Severe death threats to police in Jamaica Kevin Creary

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An ominous cloud is now looming over the sanctity of Jamaica’s security forces, following persistent death threats against its members. After warning members of the security forces to be on the lookout for attacks against them by criminal elements, the Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington, announced that there was a “high threat level” against the Island’s Security Forces. The Police Commissioner has reiterated his warning and has now raised the threat level against its members to its highest possible level: Extreme. The upgrading of the Threat Level comes as a result of the insistence of the police High Command that attacks against members of the Island’s Police Force is not just anticipated, but imminent. Since the eruption of anarchy, which resulted from the Jamaican security force’s arrest and extradition of Mr.

Christopher Coke, alias “Dudus” in June 2010, the Police Commissioner has been persistently warning members of the police and military forces of criminal plots against them. The Deputy Police Commissioner, Mr. Glenmore Hinds, reinforced the call for the members to be alert. The Deputy Commissioner said: “There is no doubt that the security of our members in two St. Catherine south divisions and Clarendon is at risk. “This increase in the number of threats and the increased ferocity of the threats to all ranks of the organisation comes as a direct result of the successes the security forces have been achieving against criminal gangs.” The Jamaican police military operations were hailed as heroic, after they were said to have successfully penetrated a wall of gunfire, allegedly staged by criminal elements, which were said to have been fiercely defending the area leader, Christopher Coke. Two Jamaica Constabulary Force,

JCF, and one Jamaica defense Force, JDF, soldiers were said killed in the gun battle. A report in the Jamaican press suggests that as many as 73 civilians were also killed during the West Kingston upheaval. Subsequent to the issuing of the arrest warrant for the area leader, Mr Ellington gave a stern warning to his men about their personal protection on and off the job. The Commissioner indicated that the arrest of Coke would inevitably attract reprisals for which the force should be ready. Jamaica’s Security Minister, in response to the West Kingston gun feud, said: “We are going to hunt them [gunmen] down in the way they ought to be hunted down, and bring the full brunt of the law on them.” Prime Minister Bruce Golding, declared a State Of Emergency to allow the security forces to launch an intense search for the area leader in his “stronghold.”

WHAT A CELEBRATION Joan Wilson joan.wilson@ieyenews.com

It really was a beautiful surprise birthday celebration on Sat. 1st Oct for 78 year old Ransford Terry put on by friends and family at the Ramada Grand Caymanian Hotel on the edge of the North Sound. Friends and family gathered there by the dozens. After we all were seated and all the greetings were over, the celebration started with the Archdeacon Hollis Lynch of St. George’s Anglican Church offering a beautiful prayer for Ransford and indeed all of us, including blessing the food at the same time. Lammie Seymour, one of our Island’s singers and performers, provided the music. Popular songs of yesterday all arranged by Lammie – songs that took me back in time. Chairman for the evening was Verdon Terry and he had a lot of good things to say to all of us after his words of welcome. Once the first course to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

was finished, we were treated to pictures of the Terry family and that certainly was a real treat. Following the pictures, Ransford’s daughter Joy paid a beautiful tribute to her father, followed by another from his other daughter Christine and others in the family. (Those Terrys are really a respected and friendly family.) Ransford has been a member of the Cayman Male Voice Choir and involved with the Elmslie United Church choir all his life, and a nicer person you don’t want to meet. Nicky Godfrey gave a beautiful tribute from the Male Voice Choir wishing him a very Happy Birthday and God’s richest blessings on him and his family, followed by Elmslie’s Pastor John Macmillan’s tribute and a comment of “ how young Ransford looked”. Bunny Miles (cousin) also gave a tribute and further tributes followed from the ‘posse’ from Florida. A final tribute was given by Verdon

Ransford Terry

Terry and ‘Happy Birthday’ was sung by us all. Beautiful music of yesterday: “I’ll Always Remember”; “I Had the Dance of my Life”; “That Magic Moment”; “Blind Love”; “Gal what you doing”; “Don’t Stop Now”; ending with “Ragga Ragga” and “One Love”. Good old songs from yesterday, like I said. It really was a beautiful evening; Ransford really appreciated it and deserved it as well.

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iCommunity

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LCTG kicks off its 2011 Breast

Dr Lynn Dawber talks to the women about early detection.

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Understanding breast cancer and how to live with and fight it is one of the biggest steps you can take on the road to wellness and an early detection plan can significantly increase your chances of survival. The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens annual breast cancer awareness meeting began on Thursday, October 6 at the Bodden Town Primary School hall. Operating under the theme “Education, the road to wellness” the campaign aims to enlighten women and men about breast cancer throughout Grand Cayman. Dr Lynn Dawber of the International Medical Group at Pasadora Place was the guest presenter for the evening. In her presentation, she outlined the anatomy of the breast and explained the changes that occur if the breast becomes cancerous. She also reiterated “women can get cancer at any age so it is important that all become proactive and get tested regardless of family history and any other misconceptions”. ’Mammography is still the best procedure for assessing the breast since it is capable of finding even

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the smallest tumors” she further explained to the attentive group of women. However, she encouraged them to also practice breast self-examination at home beginning on the tenth (10) day after the period has started. The process of self-examination will help a woman to be alert for small changes that can occur indicating the onset of cancer. A vibrant discussion

among the ladies and Dr Dawber culminated the presentation. The guests were treated to snacks and over twenty five mammogram vouchers were handed out. The Breast Cancer Awareness meetings will continue in all districts throughout the month of October. For additional information please visit the website at www. LCTGbreastcancerawareness.com

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iCommunity

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Cancer Awareness meeting

Laura Ribbins

Lion President, Belinda Blessitt Vincent, opening remarks

The Cancer Society has played an integral role in the kick-off and opening of our children’s Summer Camp. Their Project Coordinator, Vicki Anderson, attended our first week of Summer Camp and spoke to our campers about the importance of sun safety and using sunscreen, hats, and long clothing to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. The presentation was engaging, informative, and tailored to our young audience. It was the perfect way to set the standard for summer sun safety for our children and the entire Summer Camp. We are looking forward to the Cancer Society’s return for our next summer season!

Lion Pat from Bodden Town pinning a ribbon.

Laura Ribbins and the Fitness Connection Team 2011

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Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre (FRC) will be joining countries around the world and celebrating the first official International Men’s Day (IMD) in the Cayman Islands on 19 November 2011. The objectives of celebrating an IMD include focusing on men’s and boys’ health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models, while creating a safer lessviolent world. It is an occasion to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular to community, family, marriage, and childcare. This year’s international theme, “Give Boys the Best Possible Start in Life” is asking people around the world to focus on five key challenges that boys all over the world experience: • Health & Life Expectancy: Why do boys have higher likelihood of suicide? What can we do to give boys a chance to help them live

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longer, happier, healthier lives? • Education: Why are boys in richer countries underperforming girls and less likely to get an education? How can we address truancy, depression, substance abuse? How can we close the gap between the sexes? • Tolerance Violence: What actions can we take to help boys grow up free from violence and challenge our collective tolerance and support of violence against men and boys? • Family Life: How can we give boys a right to family life and an equal opportunity to know and experience both father and mother and ensure their role as a future father is equal to girl’s role as a future mother? • Real Life Choices: How can we make sure that every boy has opportunities to make a range of positive life choices in terms of work, family and leisure and reduce the number of boys whose life choices are limited and end up poor, illiterate, unemployed,

homeless, imprisoned and isolated? FRC will be hosting two events in honour of IMD. The 1st Annual International Men’s Day Football Tournament & Expo open to the public and “Give Boys the Best Possible Start in Life” Roundtable Discussion which will be a featured broadcast. We invite all to take part in these events and we also encourage organisations, community or individuals to join us in celebrating with events that are solutionfocused and address the five key challenges presented. “We feel it is important that boy’s issues are highlighted and we give them an opportunity to express themselves as well,” Miriam Foster, Acting Programme Coordinator of the Family Resource Centre. There is more information attached regarding FRC’s events. If you have any questions or would like to get involved please contact: Miriam Foster at 949-0006 or email miriam.foster@gov.ky. to blog visit www.ieyenews.com


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iWoman

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Empowered woman Cathy Alberga

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Today iNews speaks to Ms. Cathy Alberga who, since 2000, has had her private practice as a psychotherapist in Grand Cayman, after being licensed in 1996. Ms. Alberga says she made her career choice after she started university, where she took a class called Psychology of Women and fell in love with it. “After starting university I felt a bit lost, as most people do when they’re 18, and then I took a class called Psychology of Women with a female instructor who was an incredibly fascinating woman and the subject fascinated me tremendously. “Dr. Judi Jones became a mentor to many of us who hung out in her office and, holding court sessions on her balcony, somehow resulted in me deciding that I was going to try a degree or career in counselling.” She began practicing in 1999 parttime between Grand Cayman and Miami but, in 2000, she moved back home and her practice became full time. Cathy says that she does not find gender to be a factor that affects her profession from her personal experience. “I don’t find in my experience that gender is an issue in this field. I’m not saying it isn’t at all and I want that to be very clear. Gender issues are profession specific and this is what is called a helping profession and, typically, who have been the helpers, women. “If you were interviewing a man and asked him if he had experienced in-equality or a difficult time getting into the profession his answer maybe very different to 10 women that you would ask that same question. “I am fascinated by the human potential and I’m always honoured when people consult with me to find a better way of life for themselves. “I’m excited by the progress that I see people make and the freedom which it gives them to apply whatever they choose. “I’m also inspired by the wisdom of my colleagues with whom I consult,

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the courage of my clients and my own passion to be as well informed as I can be for my clients.” Cathy says she has found herself to be very lucky not to have faced many struggles. “I think I’ve had a fairly easy transition through my career path. Probably the most challenging issue and it is ongoing, is that I am in private practice. “When I lived in the states I worked in a group practice so there where people junior to me and senior to me, people with very different areas of specialty. “I worked side by side with a brilliant therapist and all of those things are very important, I think to any professional, that you have contact and conversation with other people.” Being a woman in the Cayman Islands, Ms. Alberga says is fortunate as we have a lot of freedom. “Unlike certain parts of the world where cultural, religious, political and gender issues do exist to a great extent, we are fortunate in the Cayman

Islands to have extreme freedom as women. “I am certain that there have been instances of gender issues in Grand Cayman but, by and large, I feel that women have a great degree of freedom to express and excel in whatever they choose. Cathy says her empowerment comes from knowing that she’s in a career that she loves. “I’m doing what I love to do, rolling up my sleeves, understanding problems, joining my clients to find ways they can themselves to also become empowered.” “I grew up witnessing my mother being involved with community nursing and benevolence and I generally think this is where my desire to be a helper came. “I think that for my success as a professional, credit has to be given to my family, the tone of my family that was a very good lab for experimenting. To contact Ms. Cathy Alberga for her services, call 945-6570, 916-5701 or by email at yoganook@candw.ky to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

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We continue our serialisation of Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson

Anne

“Anne sang it correctly without accompaniment”

Part 67

Tante, not at all disturbed by Miss Vanhorn’s refusal, ordered a simple cloak and bonnet for her through an inexpensive French channel, so that in the street she passed unremarked; but, in the house, every-day life required more courage than scaling a wall. Girls are not brutal, like boys, but their light wit is pitiless. The Southern pupils, provided generously with money in the lavish old-time Southern way, the day scholars, dressed with the exquisite simplicity of Northern schoolgirls of good family, glanced with amusement at the attire of this girl from the Northwest. This girl, being young, felt their glances; as a refuge, she threw herself into her studies with double energy, and gaining confidence respecting what she had been afraid was her island patois, she advanced so rapidly in the French classes that she passed from the lowest to the highest, and was publicly congratulated by Tante herself. In Italian her progress was slower. Her companion, in the class of two, was a beautiful dark-eyed Southern girl, who read musically, but seldom deigned to open her grammar. The forlorn, soiled old exile to whom, with unconscious irony, the bathroom had been assigned for recitations in the crowded house, regarded this pupil with mixed admiration and despair. Her remarks on Mary Stuart, represented by Alfieri, were nicely calculated to rouse him to patriotic fury, and then, when the old man burst forth in a torrent of excited words, she would raise her soft eyes in surprise, and inquire if he was ill. The two girls sat on the bathtub, which was decorously covered over and cushioned; the exile had a chair for dignity’s sake. Above, in a corresponding room, a screen was drawn round the tub, and a piano placed against it. Here, all day long, another exile, a German music-master, with little gold rings in his ears, gave piano lessons, and Anne was one of his pupils. To to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

Signor Belzini, the teacher of vocal music, the drawing room itself was assigned. He was a prosperous and smiling Italian, who had a habit of bringing pieces of pink cream candy with him, and arranging them in a row on the piano for his own refreshment after each song. There was an atmosphere of perfume and mystery about Belzini. It was whispered that he knew the leading opera-singers, even taking supper with them sometimes after the opera. The pupils exhausted their imaginations in picturing to each other the probable poetry and romance of these occasions. Belzini was a musical trick-master; but he was not ignorant. When Anne came to take her first lesson, he smiled effusively, as usual, took a piece of candy, and, while enjoying it, asked if she could read notes, and gave her the “Drinking Song” from Lucrezia Borgia as a trial. Anne sang it correctly without accompaniment, but slowly and solemnly as a dead march. It is probable that “Il Segreto” never heard itself so sung before or since. Belzini was walking up and down with his plump hands behind him. “You have never heard it sung?” he said. “No,” replied Anne. “Sing something else, then. Something you like yourself.”

After a moment’s hesitation, Anne sang an island ballad in the voyageur patois. “May I ask who has taught you, mademoiselle?” “My father,” said the pupil, with a slight tremor in her voice. “He must be a cultivated musician, although of the German school,” said Belzini, seating himself at the piano and running his white fingers over the keys. “Try these scales.” It was soon understood that “the islander” could sing as well as study. Tolerance was therefore accorded to her. But not much more. It is only in “books for the young” that poorly clad girls are found leading whole schools by the mere power of intellectual or moral supremacy. The emotional type of boarding school, also, is seldom seen in cities; its home is amid the dead lethargy of a winter-bound country village. The great event in the opening of Anne’s school life was her first opera. Tante, not at all blinded by the country garb and silence of the new pupil, had written her name with her own hand upon the opera list for the winter, without consulting Miss Vanhorn, who would, however, pay for it in the end, as she would also pay for the drawing and dancing lessons ordered by the same autocratic command. For it was one of Tante’s rules to cultivate every talent of the agreeable and decorative order which her pupils possessed; she bathed them as the photographer bathes his shadowy plate, bringing out and “setting,” as it were, as deeply as possible, their colors, whatever they happened to be. Tante always attended the opera in person. Preceded by the usher, the old Frenchwoman glided down the awkward central aisle of the Academy of Music, with her inimitable step, clad in her narrow satin gown and all her laces, well aware that tongues in every direction were saying: “There is Madame Moreau at the head of her school, as usual. What a wonderful old lady she is!”

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iPuzzle

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iHealth

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Chronic cough – Part 2 Treatment of chronic cough aims to eliminate the underlying cause. The International Medical Group is a multi-disciplinary medical practice that offers professional and personalised care. Dr Bella Beraha is an M.D. in Internal Medicine and runs a successful medically supervised weight loss program from the clinic. CHRONIC COUGH DIAGNOSIS To investigate the cause of a chronic cough, your doctor will ask about your symptoms and perform a physical examination. A chest X-ray is generally recommended if your cough has persisted for 8 weeks or more. Based upon your symptoms and examination, your doctor may recommend a trial of treatment before any further testing is performed. If you improve with treatment, no further testing will be needed. If you do not improve or your diagnosis is not clear, further testing may be recommended. Lung function tests: If asthma is suspected but cannot be confirmed, the clinician may perform lung function tests. These measure the pattern of air flow into and out of the lungs. Acid reflux testing: To confirm a diagnosis of acid reflux, a test called upper endoscopy may be done to look for irritation of the esophagus and to obtain a biopsy of the esophagus. CHRONIC COUGH TREATMENT Treatment of chronic cough aims to eliminate the underlying cause. Most of the time, each type of treatment is tried separately, one after another, instead of all at the same time. Seeing which one works best helps to figure out the underlying cause. Here are some examples of treatment choices for different causes of cough. Postnasal drip: A cough related to postnasal drip may improve with the use of a decongestant, nasal or oral antihistamine, nasal glucocorticoid, or a nasal spray that contains ipratropium. The best treatment (or to blog visit www.ieyenews.com

combination of treatments) depends upon your symptoms and medical history. As an example, if you have nasal allergies, medications are chosen to control allergy symptoms. Nasal glucocorticoids: A nasal glucocorticoid such as fluticasone (Flonase®) may help to reduce postnasal drip. The usual dose is one squirt in each nostril twice per day. Other glucocorticoid nasal sprays may also be effective. Oral antihistamines: Antihistamines that are taken as a pill, such as chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton®) or clemastine (Tavist®, Dayhist®), may also help, but can cause side effects such as drowsiness and drying of the eyes, nose, and mouth. Most of these are available over the counter. Antihistamines that are less likely to cause sleepiness, such as loratadine or cetirizine, are less likely to help with cough. Decongestant: Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that can improve nasal congestion. Most drugstores in the United States carry pseudoephedrine behind the counter, so you must request it from the pharmacist (a prescription is not required). Nasal antihistamines: A prescription nasal antihistamine spray, such as azelastine (Astelin®), can relieve symptoms of post-nasal drip, congestion, and sneezing. Nasal sprays: The nasal spray ipratropium bromide (Atrovent®, available by prescription) can relieve runny nose, postnasal drip, and sneezing. Coughvariantasthma:Ifyourcough

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8.Physical Activity, Diet and Disease Prevention The amount of physical activity you do and your diet influences your risk of developing many chronic lifestyle diseases including cancer. Find out what you need to know about physical activity, diet and 4.Female Cancers (1) – Cervical Cancer & HPV This talk will give you all the facts on cervical cancers, health by attending this very interactive one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in presentation. women in the Caribbean. Hear about the risk factors as well as the importance of regular screening for this 9.Skin Cancer – What You Need To Know type of cancer. Also learn about the association Find out what you need to know - what it is, risk between cervical cancer and the human factors and how to reduce the likelihood of papillomavirus (HPV) and the new vaccine against developing it, signs and symptoms, screening HPV which will lead to the prevention of many cases of recommendations and more. cervical cancer. 10.Smoking Cessation 5.Female Cancers (2) Ovarian and Endometrial – Are you ready to quit using tobacco products? If you are then this presentation will provide you with tools What You Need To Know This talk will give you all the facts on these two you can use in your quit attempt including hints on cancers that are unique to women. Find out what they how to provide weight gain, strategies for helping are, risk factors and how to reduce the likelihood of you quit and more. developing them, signs and symptoms, screening This can either be presented as a single session or we can offer the full 6 week Smoking Cessation recommendations and more. program to your organization or group.

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Liverpool take on Manchester United in the game of the day in the English Premier League’s early kick-off. For Kenny Dalglish’s men there should be a return to action for influential captain Steven Gerrard who has not started a match since March last season. If he plays, it’ll be the first time Dalglish will have started a match with Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll. Dalglish said: ““Steven has been fantastic for the club and everybody would want him to go on for as long as he could because he has always been a fabulous asset. “Long may it continue. I haven’t got a crystal ball, I don’t know how long he has left, maybe once he gets back into the swing of things he will have a better idea himself. “Steven has made a huge contribution to this club and he isn’t going to change. He’s probably fitter now than he was before. “He’s not in a Zimmer!* When he plays, you’ll still see him charging forward. He did that against Wolves the other week when he came on.” United manger Sir Alex Ferguson hopes to break a bad streak at Anfield where he has not won a league game in more than five seasons. Fergie said: “Ferguson added: “I have always considered it to be the game of the season in English football. “It is all to do with the history of both clubs and cities. The respect, in terms of the history of both clubs, should be adhered to and hopefully we can see that because it’s a fantastic occasion.” Elsewhere Manchester City take on Aston Villa, Norwich entertain Swansea, QPR play Blackburn, Stoke host Fulham, Bolton travel to Wigan and in the evening game, Chelsea face Everton. On Sunday West Brom play Wolves in the Midland derby, Sunderland travel to Arsenal while Newcastle host Tottenham.

 

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — No more sleepless nights for Randy Wolf. The 35-year-old left-hander blames himself for Milwaukee’s division series against Arizona going the distance. He was more relieved than elated after his first career postseason win got the Brewers back to even in the NL championship series. He ensured that the pennant will be decided at Miller Park. “Just to be able to get another opportunity to pitch again was important,” Wolf said after outfoxing the St. Louis Cardinals for seven innings of a 4-2 victory in Game 4 Thursday night. “It’s kind of a weird word, but it’s redemption to go back out there.” Ryan Braun had two hits and an RBI, giving him a .471 average (16 for 34) with two homers and nine RBIs in the postseason. Jerry Hairston Jr. doubled twice with an RBI plus a nifty slide at the plate to avoid a tag. The Brewers ended a threegame road losing streak this postseason, and an eight-game slide dating to the 1982 World Series opener at St. Louis. “Eight? Oh, like in ‘82?” Hairston said. “Come on, man. I guess we can blame them for most of those losses, right?” Wolf ended a lengthy drought of his own — before Thursday, his 342 starts without a postseason victory were the most among active pitchers. Game 4 loser Kyle Lohse moves to second on the list at 298 starts, trailing only Ted Lilly’s 318.


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U-20 Women’s Team have their eye on the World Cup Ivy Lichtenstein-Sahadeo ivy.lichtenstein@ieyenews.com

The Cayman Islands Women’s U-20 Football Team are gearing up for World Cup qualifiers this week. The team left on Thursday for Miami for warm up games with Bahamas and Coral Springs. Then they will fly to Trinidad and Tobago this weekend for two World Cup Qualifiers against Suriname on Tuesday and against Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday. Coach Thiago Cunha said, “We are not a team we are a family. These girls are working very hard every day and have a great chance of qualifying.” Shanice Monteith, player in the U-20 side said, “I think the older players who went to Costa Rica have more experience and we know what to expect. We can help those who have gone overseas understand that playing international football is not easy like in Cayman. It’s actually like a war, everyone is fighting to win and you cant go there playing soft.” When asked what the team’s relationship with each other is like Ms. Monteith said, “I think all of us are pretty close. When we first came together everyone had their own groups but after a while we had a camp and everyone started to come together and learn more about each other.” Brittni Ebanks was asked about

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her feelings towards the trip and her experience. “I am very excited, Coach Thiago did not hold up with training at all, he pushed us to our limits and we’re really grateful because we want to come back with victories to show Cayman that we are really determined to win and get what we deserve. “We worked hard for and deserve the exposure and if we don’t go and show what we can do, then we won’t be experiencing it again.” Brittany Mobley was also asked how she felt about the opportunity and the experience. “I am excited and I have experienced

games overseas before. When we went to Haiti, it was nothing compared to playing football here in Cayman. “We played in front of 25,000 people where you can’t hear your teammates on field calling for the ball. “I know the whole team is excited to go and we are very excited to show what we can do. We’re ready to show Cayman that we are willing to fight and put in the effort and to just try our best in the games.” The team currently has not named their captain but they plan to do so when they meet up with Coach Eric and another five members who are currently in Florida awaiting their arrival. Andrew Zarczynski, Marketing & Public Relations of the Cayman Islands Football Association added, “I will be traveling with the girls and they are a great group. “It’s been said before that they are like a family and they include everyone in that family whether you’re on a team or you’re on the sideline. “I have to commend them on their commitment and attitude they are very positive and they’ve got bright futures ahead of them and it’s going to be a great experience for them as people and as football players as well.”

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