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Letters: 31st May, 2019

You don’t have to be a genius to figure that out that smoking kills. Each year, the global tobacco epidemic kills an estimated six million persons worldwide, including 600,000 who die from secondhand smoke exposure.
31 May 2019 15:50
Letters: 31st May, 2019

Series Championship

Simon Hazelman, Australia

The 2018-2019 World Rugby Sevens Series comes to an end this weekend and the United States of America has a good chance of winning its first ever sevens series title.

This is after finishing sixth in 2017-2018 season, fifth in the 2016-2017 season, sixth in the 2015-2016 season, and sixth as well in the 2014-2015 season.

USA put on a consistent performance throughout the series and while they only won their home tournament in Las Vegas, they were second best at the first four tournaments, fourth in Vancouver and Singapore, and third at Hong Kong and London.

Fiji on the other hand are looking for their fourth series win.

This series they have won the Cape Town, Hamilton, Hong Kong and London tournaments, coming second best in Singapore, fourth in Sydney, fifth in Dubai, and 6th in Las Vegas.

The US of A pretty much led the series throughout until London where Fiji has pipped them by two points!

The showdown for the season will be between USA and Fiji as they are 19 and 21 points clear from the rest of the field, and it now basically boils down to who finishes better between the two to win the series.

If they both get to the grand final the winner will win the series. USA can either win by just 1 point or Fiji by 5 points.

Not only is the pressure on the teams to perform but also on their respective supporters as well.

Game on! Its all down to the wire! We’re either going to have a great week next week or a very solemn one!

Go Fiji Go!

Gifted Athlete

Sukha Singh, Labasa

For a young girl Irene Cikamatana to win a Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games  with a local unqualified coach just showed that she was a gifted weightlifter  After she won the gold the Fiji Weightlifting Federation or whatever their name is wanted her to train under a qualified coach .

They forgot Irene beat all the other weightlifters with qualified coaches. The bad thing in this saga is she wasn’t allowed to enjoy her win and the same goes to her coach.

Unlucky Passengers

Tomasi Boginiso , Nasinu

When leaving Suva for Labasa was something to remember when trying to get on to a fully air-conditioned bus at the beginning of the journey would promise an unforgettable journey to the  final stop.

But it turned into chaos when a refreshment stop over in Dreketi in Vanua Levu when all other bus passengers were allowed to enjoy the refreshment at the stopover and we were not permitted to even eat the food inside the bus.

While all other bus drivers allowed passengers to eat inside their buses we were monitored carefully by our driver.

We had to endure our hunger and thirst until we reached Labasa Town. Hopefully the company shows courtesy to all passengers.

 

World No Tobacco Day

Neelz Singh, Lami

You don’t have to be a genius to figure that out that smoking kills. Each year, the global tobacco epidemic kills an estimated six million persons worldwide, including 600,000 who die from secondhand smoke exposure.

World No Tobacco Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and observed on May 31 each year, highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourages effective actions to reduce tobacco consumption.

If current trends continue, it is estimated that by 2030 tobacco use will result in approximately eight million deaths worldwide annually. An estimated 80 per cent of these preventable deaths will occur in low- and middle-income countries

Community at large can demonstrate ways that individuals can contribute to bringing about a sustainable, tobacco-free world, either by committing to never start using tobacco products or by quitting such use.

Don’t smoke yourself away because life has no reset button; choose the best that benefits your health. Vinaka.

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