Former PDS Standout Garita Dominates in the Paint As Jefferson Plumbing Makes Summer Hoops Semis

INSIDE PRESENCE: Ethan Garita heads to the hoop during his career for the Princeton Day School boys’ basketball team. Last Monday, Garita, who played last winter for the Lincoln University men’s hoops program, tallied 20 points to help fifth-seeded Jefferson Plumbing defeat fourth-seeded Planet Fitness 50-38 in the quarterfinals of the Princeton Recreation Department Men’s Summer Basketball League playoffs. In other playoff action on Monday, seventh-seeded Princeton Supply defeated PATH Academy 75-56 and ninth-seeded Majeski Foundation topped eighth-seeded Market on Main 45-26 in first round contests. In quarterfinal action on Wednesday at the Community Park courts, top-seeded and three-time defending...

Better supports will help people get trained for high-demand careers

People looking to advance their skills training will receive a boost through a new program that will help them more smoothly transition from academic upgrading to high-demand career programs.People will be able to access 26 new pathway programs at 11 public post-secondary institutions throughout B.C. this coming school year. The pathway programs are a new Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning initiative that will help address labour shortages by better supporting students in completing the pre-requisites they need to transition directly into high-demand post-secondary programs of their choice. “We’re committed to making it easier for British Columbians to get ahead,”...

It took months for a doctor to take my symptoms seriously

This First Person article is the experience of Negin Nia who lives in Vancouver. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ.I was lying on a gurney in the hallway of the hospital basement. It was December 2020. B.C. was seeing hundreds of cases of COVID-19 daily and hospitalizations were also rising. I had a blue hospital gown and surgical mask on, and I waited anxiously to be wheeled into the room where my ultrasound would be done.Although I was an otherwise healthy 22-year-old, I had a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse — a fancy...

How Moroccan Paralympian Kassioui beat cerebral palsy and society | Sports News

Benslimane, Morocco – Under the blazing summer sun, and not worried about the drops of sweat forming on her face contours that quiver involuntarily with Parkinson’s tremors, Paralympics medalist Fouzia El Kassioui devotedly went about her training in the Moroccan town of Benslimane. She grabbed a silver at the Tokyo Paralympic Games but her journey to the medal in the F33 shot put event was “far from easy”, she says, before adding: “But I did it.” Aside from Parkinson’s disease – which progressively damages the brain, affecting movement, speech and mental capacity – Kassioui, at the age of 10, was...

New studies say COVID-19 virus originated in Wuhan market in China – National

Two new studies provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold — further bolstering the theory that the virus emerged in the wild rather than escaping from a Chinese lab. The research, published online Tuesday by the journal Science, shows that the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market was likely the early epicenter of the scourge that has now killed nearly 6.4 million people around the world. Scientists conclude that the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, likely spilled from animals into people two separate times. Read more: 4th COVID-19 dose: What is...

Study finds that healthy lifestyle can offset genetic risk

Share on PinterestEven people with a high genetic risk for stroke may be able to offset it by adopting a healthy lifestyle, a new study says, Image credit: Specker/Vedfelt/Getty Images.Researchers investigated how cardiovascular health interacts with a high genetic risk for stroke.They found that optimal cardiovascular health reduces the lifetime risk of stroke among those with a high genetic risk. Basic lifestyle interventions, such as following a healthy diet, exercising, and not smoking cigarettes, partially offset this risk.Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide and a major cause of disability and dementia. In the United States, adults aged...