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The governor said he was impressed with the performance of the Lagatois invitational side that played against a strong Mendi select side at the inaugural Hope Cup Rugby League match in Mendi recently.While giving his remarks on the success of Hope Cup main match between Port Moresby Vipers and Mendi Muruks, Governor Parkop also praised the young Lagatois outfit for putting up a brave performance with great display of strength, skill and speed, saying they are ready and can match any team in the intercity competition.Parkop gave examples of former Kumuls in the likes of Arebo Taumaku, Dikana Boge, Dairi Kovai and Tara Gau as classic examples of what the Lagatois can produce. He added Port Moresby has a huge potential of talents and player base that needed to be tapped into.Governor Parkop would like to see two more franchise teams coming out of the National Capital with Lagataois being one of them.The only underlying issue is securing a major corporate sponsor.
Second seed Caroline Wozniacki saved two match points as she battled back from 5-1 down in the deciding set to beat Melbourne Park debutante Jana Fett 3-6 6-2 7-5 in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.Former world number one Wozniacki was simply outplayed by the Croatian for large parts of the match but rallied when the 21-year-old blinked and knocked off six straight games on the trot avert the upset and claim her place in the third round.“That was crazy, I don’t know how I got back into the match,” said a relieved Wozniacki.“I’m very proud of the way I came back. It was definitely very difficult. Definitely wasn’t my best match, especially in the beginning.“All of a sudden seeing myself down, almost out of the tournament, I started playing better and started really playing the tennis that I wanted to play.”Elsewhere in the women’s draw, seed slayers Belinda Bencic and Zhang Shuai were brought back down to earth on Wednesday as they both failed to follow up their first-round exploits.Swiss Bencic, who knocked out last year’s runner-up Venus Williams on a day of shocks on Monday, slumped to a 6-1 6-3 defeat by Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum.Zhang, conqueror of US Open champion Sloane Stephens in round one, was also toppled by a qualifier in the shape of Czech Republic’s Denisa Allertova. Allertova won 6-4 7-6(5).With 15-year-old Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk also getting through it means three qualifiers have made the third round in the bottom half of the wide open women’s draw.Timea Babos, who put paid to the hopes of a third American seed, CoCo Vandeweghe, in the first round is in action later on Wednesday.For former world number seven Bencic, now down at 78 after battling back from wrist surgery, it was a sudden comedown after the highs of Monday when she outplayed seven-times grand slam champion Williams.“It was not the issue that I was still thinking about the Venus win,” the 20-year-old said. “I had re-set and focused but it was a tough second round. I’ve played her a few times and it’s always been really difficult.
In the challenging climate of the West Bank, one regionally prominent conservationist named Anton Khalilieh says there is a general lack of conservation knowledge among residents about birds in the area.In an effort to change that, in 2017 Khalilieh founded a non-profit conservation organization called Nature Palestine.Khalilieh is also working to build a comprehensive database of the birds who specifically live in the West Bank. RAMALLAH — Anton Khalilieh is the premier Palestinian birdwatcher in the West Bank. The 37-year-old from Bethlehem has all the traits of a great birder: an encyclopedic knowledge of bird qualities and calls, insight into the ins-and-outs of the best birding sites — and the reflex to suddenly stop in his tracks and identify a speck flying in the sky.Khalilieh is well-schooled in the splendors of the birds found in the West Bank’s four distinct bio-geographical regions, which range from leafy mountains and coastal plains, to the rocky slopes of the Jordan Rift Valley, to the dry Dead Sea, and cultivated fields along the way.Arabian babbler (Turdoides squamiceps). Photo courtesy Anton Khalilieh.There are at least 370 bird species to see in the West Bank, a wide array despite the small space, ranging from the eagle owl, among the largest owls in the world, to the Palestine sunbird, a nectar-eating songbird whose males have glossy blue and green feathers that shimmer in the sun.But amid a fraught political climate, Khalilieh says opportunities for Palestinian birders are fewer than those for Israelis.“Bird watching is a luxurious hobby,” Khalilieh said. “But because of the political situation and the lack of funds and money and experience, we don’t [bird watch].”The West Bank is sandwiched between Jordan and Israel. Israel captured the West Bank in the Six-Day War of June 1967; Palestinians claim the land is theirs, and the U.N. International Court of Justice maintains that the area is an occupied territory. Peace agreements in the 1990s slated the West Bank as a part of a future Palestinian state and created an interim, semi-autonomous Palestinian Authority in part of the territory. But in the conflict-ridden years since, a final-status peace agreement hasn’t happened. Israeli settlements in the West Bank, considered illegal under international law, have in the meantime continued to grow. Today, the Israeli military guards these Jewish communities where many nature reserves and the best birding sites are located.Woodchat shrike (Lanius senator). Photo courtesy Anton Khalilieh.Khalilieh says there’s a general lack of conservation knowledge among Palestinians about the birds in the area. He says more people should be trained as birdwatchers to systematically track things like nesting habits. It’s something he says Palestinians can and should be leading in, and he’s trying to change that, one bird at a time.Since founding his own non-profit in 2017, Nature Palestine, Khalilieh has worked as a consultant for the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Nature Museum on bird and conservation issues. He’s also working to build a comprehensive database of the distribution of birds specifically in the West Bank. To do so, he’s drawing on Israeli data and research on birds throughout the region, as well as other resources like “The Birds of Israel,” the most comprehensive book on the subject to date. And, most importantly, he’s going out into the field to bird and document as much as he can.“Birds of the Middle East,” another bible of birders here, recently came out with a mobile app for Android that includes Arabic content. “So Arabs will be more interested in bird watching, hopefully,” Khalilieh said.Desert finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta). Photo courtesy Anton Khalilieh.In the last 15 years, he’s learned about the migratory and resident birds to look for, and where and when. His favorite periods are the twice-yearly migrations in the spring and autumn, when 500 million birds pass through from Europe to Africa and back again. It is the world’s second-most important flyway.Birdwatchers here can stay busy all year long. One of the West Bank’s iconic landscapes is classified as Mediterranean mountain region, exemplified by hills covered in vegetation or rocky slopes and cliffs. These areas are a haven for songbirds. Then there are the deep valleys famed for being where some desert species breed.Khalilieh says protecting birds is a hard sell for Palestinians struggling and working hard just to make ends meet. About one-third of Palestinians in the West Bank are unemployed, according to the World Bank. Many more are underemployed and just getting by, so have little time or money for a hobby like birding.Palestine sunbird (Cinnyris osea). Photo courtesy Anton Khalilieh.For Khalilieh and other Palestinians, access to the nearest post-secondary ornithology education requires a special permit to enter Israel. After earning his bachelor’s degree at Bethlehem University, in the West Bank, Khalilieh went on to get a doctorate in ornithology and ecological physiology from Ben Gurion University in southern Israel. He also studied at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel, which brings together Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians to work on shared conservation issues.Scientific studies on birds of the West Bank are included in Israeli bird databases, says Jonathan Meriav at the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI). Meirav is director of birding tours for the SPNI’s International Ornithological Center.The SPNI is the largest environmental non-profit in Israel, but the center doesn’t organize birding events in the West Bank. That’s in part because of complicated logistics, given the territory’s disputed status, Meirav said. Overall, the center facilitates birding tourism and birding fund-raisers and festivals, including a yearly international race in the south, called Champions of the Flyway.Through several birding and conservation projects, though, Meirav has connected with Palestinian colleagues like Ikram Quttainh, 31, an ecotourism expert from Jerusalem. Quttainh became interested in learning about ecotourism and then birding in the West Bank as part of her master’s degree studies. She’s now participated twice in a joint Israeli-Palestinian team at the Champions of the Flyway race.“As a Jerusalemite, I didn’t know anything about what was happening [elsewhere] in the West Bank,” Quttainh said. “We would always go to shopping areas, but never to the nature areas.”Now Quttainh is a project coordinator at the Hanns Seidel Foundation, a German outfit, where she helps to organize West Bank ecotourism trips, including for birding. The foundation, in coordination with the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, has put together the first online database of Palestinian nature reserves. In addition to ecotourism and education, the foundation has funded signs for nature reserves under Palestinian control that urge people not to shoot the wildlife and explain what birds they can see.In places like the Wadi Qana Nature Reserve, a beautiful expanse of natural caves and springs in the West Bank, both Khalilieh and Quttainh said they love to bird watch but feel they have to tread carefully as Palestinians so as not to raise suspicions about what they are doing or veer into the settlements by accident.White-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis). Photo courtesy Anton Khalilieh.A spokesperson for the Israeli Civil Administration, the governing body for the West Bank, said Israelis and Palestinians have the same right to access nature reserves and national parks, which they said were open to all people. They also denied that military zones or nature reserves were in any way connected to political plans to expand and sustain Israeli settlements.But nature reserves in the West Bank’s Area C, which constitutes 61 percent of the region’s territory, are “part of a patchwork of corridors of controlled areas that Palestinians can’t use,” according to Adam Aloni, a researcher with B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization.Khalilieh, meanwhile, is still working to map out how all of the politics impacts his birding and conservation efforts. As part of his research, he’s tracking what’s happening with birds in the West Bank that are on Israel’s “red list” of conservation concern. He also has dreams of one day organizing birding festivals and institutions in the West Bank, like the ones already happening in Israel.In the meantime, he can be found forging ahead in his jeep down the bumpy roads of nature reserves, stopping suddenly to raise his binoculars and record the lives and ecosystems that most others overlook.Banner image: Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus). Photo courtesy Anton Khalilieh.Miriam Berger is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. You can find her on Twitter at @MiriamABerger.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Genevieve Belmaker Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Archive, Birding, Birds, Birds Of Prey, Community-based Conservation, Conservation and Religion, Happy-upbeat Environmental
The long-standing controversy over who is the legitimate holder of the trademark (brand name) to import POP Drink Juice on the Liberian Market has ended. In keeping with the Industrial Property Law of the country, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), has granted BAF Trading Corporation, a Liberian-owned Business, the rights to be the sole importer of the POP beverages.In a letter addressed to BIVAC-Liberia dated October 31, 2014, Commerce Minister Axel Addy temporarily suspended the importation of POP Drink on the Liberian market due to a controversy that existed between a Lebanese business, H.K. Enterprise, Inc., and a Liberian business, BAF Trading Corporation over POP Drinks Trademark Rights.According to Minister Addy’s communication, effective January 1, 2015, BAF Trading Corporation, the original holder of the trademark has been authorized to commence importation of the product into the country.BAFTC applied to the Liberia Industrial Property Office (LIPO) for trademark rights to import POP Drink to the market and its request was granted by LIPO, thus giving BAF legal authority in accordance with the Industrial Property Law for a period of 10 years.Three years after giving BAF the legal rights over the trademark, LIPO awarded similar rights to a Lebanese company, H.K. Enterprise located at Red-light for a period of one year.The reported double TM rights sparked a serious controversy, “because the right given to H.K. Enterprise had no legal ground and or basis in keeping with the law controlling.”The controversy prompted a whistleblower to write an official complaint to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) requesting the Commission to investigate the circumstances that led to the manner in which BAF Trading Corporation was allegedly arm twisted and their right to the trademark revoked and unlawfully given to H.K. Enterprise.In the mind of the whistleblower, the process was marred by “corruption” and needed to be flagged.However, the latest intervention by the Minister of Commerce to restore the right of BAF Trading Corporation as the holder of the trademark, has signaled the Ministry’s respect for the rule of law, and by extension, has created a safe and conducive environment for doing business in Liberia especially at a time Liberians are actively venturing into business activities that will eventually enhance their capacity to take hold of and control the economy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Sexually active teenagers in Liberia generally have a naïve perception of what sex is and rarely know the physical effect of having unprotected sex with multiple partners.“We weren’t taught anything about sex but learned from experience. In LIB, once you tell a girl that you want her, she’ll give you chance. It can be that easy,” stated a union of teenage boys hanging around a popular spot in New Kru Town.Michael Teah, a local video club operator at Point Four says his sexual experiences with women are frequent and he faults his present job as the cause. According to him, some women stay after his video club is closed in hopes of a sleeping place, food or a little money in place of a sexual favor.“I take safe sex seriously. I’m active and make sure to use my condom each time and because of that I have no children yet. Most girls get confused when they see me taking it out of my pocket when we’re about to have sex, but they know my feelings can go if they don’t like using it and we won’t have sex,” he shared.Now 19 years old, Michael says he has contracted an STI twice since he became sexually active three years ago. According to him, his parents became aware of his sexual activities the day he complained of his penis burning.“It was painful to urinate, all around my [behind] had sores as well. Whenever I urinated, my entire body would burn at the same time. I don’t know how I got infected with an STI, but I vowed to never catch that kind of thing again,” he added.At the moment, Redemption hospital has a record of teenage girls and women who are on their family planning program. Apart from birth control measures and HIV/AIDS testing, the program provides coaching on the use of condoms and other safe measures in protecting oneself from sexually transmitted diseases.A certified midwife, who has for the past several years focused on registered family planning patients at Redemption hospital, says the lack of condom usage in their patients is alarming.Though the patients are given free and effective condoms that rarely cause allergic reactions when used, she said, a lot of the women refuse to use it.“Men think the desire they expect to feel won’t be felt if they wear a condom while having sex. We have to educate all of our patients on why using condoms is very important. But still, when they come for their annual checkups, many come back withSTI’s because of not using condoms. We have to always remind them that that it’s not the birth control method causing the infection but rather having too much un-protected sex,” she shared.According to the midwife, who asked that her name not be mention but rather her title, men are more likely the reason why women refuse to use condoms.“There are so many STI’s, Chlamydia and Trichomoniasis being the most common, Gonorrhea falling in third place. These infections cause a burning sensation in both men and women and can have very painful and life threatening long term effects if left untreated,” she shared.Roseline Toe, a single mother of three living in the Duala community, says she was once on family planning, but due to the discomfort of taking birth control pills, she stopped.“I was on planning for five years and had two children at the time. But by 2010, my body was thinning and I had no appetite and ended up leaving it. While on planning, I was not using condoms because I knew I couldn’t get pregnant and ended up getting infections before because of it,” she said.“Whenever I contracted an infection, I never went to the hospital because I thought it was just ‘itchy fish’ and treated myself at home. I used a condom before and it was okay, but I no longer use them because the ones being sold are expired and have so many defaults that can cause pregnancy and infections,” she revealed.Roseline has an 18-month-old toddler who, she says, came as a result of not taking birth control for so many years and having unprotected sex.“It’s not easy taking care of my children alone. I think I had a choice to use condoms, but having a child that you haven’t planned for is not so bad,” she admits. “So most times who cares about condoms because whether you use it or not, you’ll still get some kind of problem. What if it burst?” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Kiefer Ravena played his first game back in the PBA Saturday night. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Shelved for 16 months, Kiefer Ravena picked up where he left off in his return to duty for the NLEX Road Warriors on Saturday night.“I got that monkey off my back in the PBA,” he told reporters when asked about his long layoff from the league.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down “A guard who can bring the ball down and make decisions. This time we have it,” he added.“We can be pretty solid in the end.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA: Almazan steps up in clutch as Meralco rallies past Magnolia ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees But aside from those stops, it was Ravena’s playmaking that actually greased NLEX’s counterattacks down the stretch—ones that kept their foes in the backseat just as the clock expired.“He’s only going to get better,” the young guard’s mentor Yeng Guiao said in a separate interview. “This is not his best.”Guiao said that Ravena’s knack for scoring makes him an automatic threat on the floor. This advantage opens up options in the form of his role players, who during that match turned out to be Paul Varilla and Philip Paniamogan among others.Both lesser-known Road Warriors delivered twin digit scores by game’s end.“That’s something we’ve been missing without Kiefer. We didn’t have that threat, that steadiness in the end-game,” Guiao said.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Ravena, who was projected to finish as one of the top rookies last season, finished with 20 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists—finishing with most points among the Road Warriors’ local cast.Interestingly, though, Ravena’s first thoughts on the game gravitated on just how lucky they were able to dodge a bullet in their conference opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I’m just happy more than anything else,” he said. “We know how tough Phoenix is. We really had to [work doubly harder] during the end.”“We were lucky that Eugene (Phelps) had early trouble. We were able to pull away, and by the time he came back, we were already enjoying a cushion. Good thing we got stops that we needed at the perfect time,” he said. View comments Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption
No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMACAU—Liaoning stuck it out until the end and held off Seoul, 83-82, to claim the East Asia Super League: The Terrific 12 championship Sunday night at Tap Seac Sports Pavilion here.The two teams exchanged blow after blow in the fourth quarter that saw three ties and four lead changes.ADVERTISEMENT Seoul held a 71-67 lead with 6:03 left in the game and was in front until the 2:39 mark of the fourth when tournament MVP Lance Stephenson drove for the layup that gave the Flying Leopards a 76-75 lead.Jameel Warney’s three-pointer put Seoul to within a point with a second left but all Salah Mejri had to do was get rid of the ball and let the milliseconds run out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Stephenson led the Flying Leopards with 34 points, eight rebounds, and four assists while Mejri added 19 points and seven boards.Warney had a game-high 36 points and 17 rebounds to lead Seoul. Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China Abap finalizing England camp for PH boxers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images LATEST STORIES
The Varsity Blues took on the Western University Mustangs on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 6) at Varsity Stadium. It was a close game for three and a half quarters but the Mustangs scored a number of goals late in the game to win 11-4. Story Links The Blues travel to St. Catherines Friday night, Oct. 11th to play Brock University. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version Western scored first in the second quarter and again Toronto responded with two goals to tie the game at 3-3. Scoring for the Blues were attack Darren Elliot (assisted by Barnable) and Aidan Guld on a man-up goal assisted by fellow middie Davis Bottomley. The Mustangs scored twice more in the period to lead 5-3 at the half. Western opened the scoring early but Toronto responded less than two minutes later on a goal by middie Alex Emerson, assisted by attack Jason Barnable. The Mustangs scored again in the quarter to take a slight lead, 2-1. The strong defensive play continued mid-way through the fourth quarter when Toronto, trying to pressure even more, started to take penalties. The Mustangs took advantage, scoring five times in the period, three on man-up opportunities. Final score 11-4 for Western. The third quarter was a tight defensive affair, with both teams scoring once each. Elliott had his second of the game, assisted by Guld. The score at the end of the third period was 6-4 Western.