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Digicel set to take on Ginigoada in netball final

first_imgThis is a first for Digicel to make it to a netball grand final.Coach Susan Pala said it had been a long road but hard work and commitment has paid off.“We first entered the competition in 2010 and worked our way up from the lower divisions to division 5 and 6 this season.“We’re very excited and looking forward to Sunday,” said Pala.Digicel has beaten Ginigoada twice already this season, which Pala said has given the girls a lot of confidence for the game.“The girls will give a 120 percent effort tomorrow to play their best and win,” said Pala.While Digicel’s team 2 didn’t do as well this season, finishing second last in division 6, Pala said they will come back stronger next season.She encouraged the staff of Digicel PNG to go down to the Rita Flynn Courts and support the team.The division 5 grand final is at 1pm.To further boost team morale, nationally owned company Tau Sportswear came on board, sponsoring the team with brand new uniforms for tomorrow’s game.last_img read more

Fowler-Reid leaves Sunday for fourth season in ANZ

first_imgSunshine Girls goal shooter, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, will leave the island on Sunday for her fourth appearance in the ANZ Netball Championships. The 29 year-old Fowler-Reid will appear once again for the New Zealand-based team, Southern Steel. Fowler Reid is expecting another exciting season. “I am looking forward to an exciting year, as it will be a new coach and new management, so I know it is going to be a lot of fun, and I know I will do very well”, said Fowler-Reid. Some of the top netballers in the world, including Jamaica’s Romelda Aiken, who is a member of the Queensland Firebirds, are playing in the ANZ Championships. “It is good once again to team up with some of the top players in the world. It is very challenging but I do enjoy it,” said Fowler-Reid. Playing in the recent intercollegiate league for The Mico University College helped her to prepare for the tough ANZ Championships. “I had some good competition playing in the intercollegiate league. This has helped to get me in a proper frame of mind to go back on court and get into some rigorous training,” she said.last_img read more

J’cans impress at CARIFTA Youth Chess tournament

first_imgJamaica won one gold, two silver and a bronze medal at the recently concluded Carifta Youth Chess Tournament held in St Croix, United States Virgin Islands, between March 24 and 29.In the fifth staging of the annual regional youth chess tournament, players from seven Caribbean countries competed over four days across seven rounds of intense competition.After the final round of play, Jamaica’s Kishan Clarke, who achieved a positive score in six of his seven games, won gold in the Under-10 (absolute) section ahead of players from Aruba and Trinidad and Tobago.Clarke, a former two-time Carifta Under-8 (absolute) gold medallist, just missed the bronze medal in the Under-12 (absolute) section, placing an encouraging fourth.MORE MEDALSWomen Candidate Master Adani Clarke, Jamaica’s national junior (female) Champion who twice before won Carifta gold in the Under-12 female section, copped two silver medals in the Under-14 (female) and Under-16 (female) sections and a bronze medal in the Under-14 (absolute) section.Adani rotated positions with Surinamese Women Candidate Master Catherine Kaslan, who took gold ahead in the Under-14 (female) and Under-16 (female) sections, having finished behind the Jamaican representative in the 2015 edition of the Under-12 (female) Carifta competition.Nishani Clarke, a previous Under-10 (female) Carifta gold medallist, won the silver medal in the Under-12 (female) section.The top four in this section went into the final round on the same points and were paired against each other for the final game that determined the podium standing.last_img read more

Filipino barbers slammed for using PH flag as capes in Warriors heritage night

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I think Filipinos do have style and we love to incorporate it and express art, it’s the art of barbering that is able to express the way we want to serve people,” Mallari was quoted as saying. “I think as Filipinos we love to serve and we love to help others and make people look fresh.”What was supposed to be an initiative to highlight Philippine heritage, however, took a contrary turn as the group was called out online for the misuse and misappropriation of the Philippine flag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Heritage 2019. Golden State Warriors, ginawang barber cape ang Philippine flag!!!THIS IS DISRESPECT!!!— Sheng Costes (@76sheng) March 13, 2019Republic Act No. 8491, Section 34 details the prohibition of using the Philippine flag as drapery and festoon. It is also prohibited to wear the flag in whole or in part as a costume or uniform, among others. ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Image: Screengrab from Facebook/Golden State WarriorsBarbers of the group National Filipino Barbers Association (NFBA) recently drew flak after they were found using the Philippine flag as barber capes during the Golden State Warriors’ Filipino Heritage Night in California, last March 10. The free haircuts were given to patrons during the heritage night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The heritage night was featured on The Filipino Channel’s program “Balitang America” and showed Jayr Mallari of the NFBA talking about the initiative. It was also featured on the Warriors’ official Facebook page and is believed to be a part of Tanduay USA’s “Battle of the Barbers”. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ RELATED STORIES: Australian reporter calls Gilas players ‘brain dead imbeciles,’ ‘thugs’Palace on Gilas-Australia brawl: Unfortunate, unsportsmanlike Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next St. Clare stays unbeaten, survives Batangas-EAC Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying For your information our Philippine Flag embody the national ideals and traditions and which express the principles of sovereignty and national solidarity. DON’T USE IT AS A BARBER CAPE! May I remind you R.A No. 8491 sec. 34 par. A and C of Philippine Constitution.— Jonas Agricula (@KyahJonas) March 17, 2019center_img Mallari further said that the NFBA will no longer use the Philippine flag as barber capes when providing haircuts. “Please accept my sincerest apologies as I have made an honest mistake and I am eager to learn more about how we at the NFBA can continue upon our mission whilst navigating respectfully,” he added.The clip of the heritage night from the Warriors’ Facebook page may be viewed below. JB LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Following the backlash, Mallari took to social media on March 16 where he apologized for the NFBA’s misuse of the national flag as barber capes. “During this particular event, our intention was to use our platform to express pride in and raise awareness of our heritage by highlighting our flag design,” Mallari explained. “It was not our intent to offend or inadvertently disrespect any of our fellow Filipinos or our country in any way.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Govt still awaiting word from UN

first_imgGuyana-Venezuela border…as rep to Guyana has to submit report on controversy to SGBy Jarryl BryanFar from December 31, 2017 (Old Year’s Night) being the deadline when Guyanese should have known if the border controversy with Venezuela would head to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), it was in fact only the beginning of the road to a final settlement.Speaking to Guyana Times during an interview, Director General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Audrey Jardine-Waddell related that even the Government wasFlashback: President David Granger at the time of a meeting last year with UN Secretary General’s representative, Dag Halvor Nylanderwaiting for the final word from the United Nations.According to Waddell, UN Secretary General António Guterres still has to make a deliberation on the best way to resolve the controversy. This will, however, be after his special representative to Guyana tasked with handling the border controversy, Dag Halvor Nylander, submits a report on the matter to him.“We’re still awaiting the decision of the SG. That’s where we are now. December 31st is (actually) when the process ended,” Waddell explained. “We’re awaiting that report. We don’t receive the report. That was part of the process. You submit the report to the SG, the process ending on the 31st of December and the SG will make his decision.”Last year, a meeting with representatives from both sides was organised by Nylander. The meeting was aimed at providing a chance for the two Governments to arrive at a solution. Appointed in February 2017, Nylander had visited Guyana a number of times to hold talks with President David Granger and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, among others.The Guyana delegation to the General Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly had also met with Guterres, as well as Nylander, in September of last year. Informal discussions were also held with Venezuelan counterparts.Relations between Guyana and Venezuela have worsened ever since oil giant ExxonMobil announced in 2015 that it had found oil in Guyana. Venezuela has staunchly been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where multiple oil deposits were found by ExxonMobil.In fact, Venezuela’s National Assembly had approved an agreement to reject the oil exploration activities in March 2017.Venezuela, with almost 40 times the population of Guyana and a territory that is several times bigger, purported to claim in 1968 the entire territorial sea of Guyana by means of the Leoni Decree, which has never been withdrawn.In 2015, the Government of Guyana requested then UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to take steps towards resolving the controversy. In 2016, as a consequence of a stalemate on the matter, the outgoing Ban agreed with his successor, Guterres, to continue to use the Good Offices Process until the end of 2017 as a means of arriving at a settlement.It is with that intention that Guterres appointed Nylander as an envoy to resolve the border controversy. According to the mandate of the Personal Representative, “If, by the end of 2017, the Secretary General concludes that no significant progress has been made towards arriving at a full agreement for the solution of the controversy, he will choose the International Court of Justice as the next means of settlement, unless the Governments of Guyana and Venezuela jointly request that he refrain from doing so.”It is understood that if the Secretary General decides to refer the matter to the ICJ, this referral is not contingent on agreement from Venezuela. In a previous statement on the matter, the Foreign Affairs Ministry had noted that this referral does not require Venezuela’s approval beyond what is allotted in the 1966 Geneva Agreement.last_img read more

Community events for the weekend of April 16

first_img Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 07.30 PM Dayna Manning LiveNorth Peace Cultural Centre Music Monday, Mar 21, 2011 – Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 Walk to Anchorage, AlaskaPomeroy Sport Centre Sports & Fitness Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 01.00 PM – 04.00 PM Charlie Lake Conservation Society AGMCharlie Lake Church Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Friday, Apr 15, 2011 08.00 PM Jordyn Busche, Adam Joseph & Jessica Grindler Live @ Egan’sEgan’s Pub Music Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 – Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 Water Walking to Dawson Creek ChallengeNorth Peace Leisure Pool Sports & Fitness Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 08.30 PM Montney Hall Spring DanceMontney Hall Dance Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 08.00 PM Chaotic Justice Live @ RemediesRemedies Lounge Music center_img Monday, Apr 11, 2011 – Monday, May 30, 2011 09.00 AM – 11.00 AM Chronic Disease Self-Management ProgramLutheran Church Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Friday, Apr 15, 2011 07.00 PM Treasure Island – Bert Ambrose & MissoulaNorth Peace Cultural Centre Theatre & Performances Below is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John.  Thank you to the Visitor Information Centre for providing the following information. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Zidane quits as Real Madrid manager

first_img0Shares0000Zidane has enjoyed a remarkable success as a coach on the European stageNAIROBI, Kenya, May 31 – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane dropped a bombshell Thursday, quitting the Spanish giants just days after winning the Champions League for a record third year in a row.The 45-year-old former international decided to quit at the top saying that it was time for a change for himself and the club and admitting he was unsure of his ability to maintain his winning record at Real. But he said that no other club was involved in his decision to part ways with Real and although experts have linked him to the French national team coaching job, Zidane insisted he is eyeing no other position at this time.“I have taken the decision to not continue next year as Real Madrid coach,” the Frenchman told a hastily convened press conference.“This club deserves to continue to win and needs a change” he said, adding that he believed the “moment has come.”“After three years the club needs another discourse, another method of working,” he addedZidane said he was unsure of his ability to inspire the team to more victories.“I don’t see myself continuing to win this year and I am a winner, I don’t like to lose,” added Zidane, who was under contract with Real until 2020.“I have thought a lot about this decision and I can’t go back on it.”Real beat Liverpool 3-1 in the final in Kiev on Saturday, making Zidane the first coach in history to win three successive Champions League titles.Zidane has now won nine trophies since replacing Rafael Benitez in the Santiago Bernabeu dugout in January 2016.He was flanked at the press conference by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez who said Zidane’s announcement was “totally unexpected”.When Benitez was sacked in January 2016, Barcelona daily Mundo Deportivo dismissed Zidane as merely a “sticking plaster”, who would be replaced quickly by a permanent coach.But Zidane won the confidence of players and the rest is history.“This is a sad day,” Perez said.“This house will be his family forever, he triumphed and won everything, as you know. I thank him for his commitment, his passion. I have no doubt that he will return.”– Stunning blow –Zidane said his decision had nothing to do with Real icon Cristiano Ronaldo hinting that he will also leave the club following the Champions League triumph on Saturday.It had perhaps more to do with the side’s mixed performance in La Liga, where they finished a disappointing third, and were left for dead by champions and bitter rivals Barcelona.“We say it, it was complicated this year in the league, these are moments that I don’t forget,” he said.The bombshell decision came 12 years after another stunning blow from Zidane brought a controversial close to the midfielder’s international career.He earned a red card in the 2006 World Cup final, probably costing France the title, for his full-blooded headbutt against Italian Marco Materazzi.The next step for the former Real Madrid star player is unclear but he has time on his side.Guy Lacombe, Zidane’s first coach when he joined AS Cannes, his first professional club, in 1988, said that there was little left to challenge the coach who had already won virtually everything.“But there is one thing…,” Lacombe told AFP. “He would like one day to coach the French national team. He has made no secret of that ambition.“It will happen at the right time. In the right conditions. There is no rush.”0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Five potential breakout World Cup stars

first_img0Shares0000Mexico’s Hirving Lozano has been compared to Uruguay’s Luis Suarez © AFP/File / YURI CORTEZMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 14 – Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are all aiming to leave an indelible mark on the World Cup but with billions watching, it is the perfect stage for a new generation to showcase their talents.AFP Sport looks at five players who could emerge as breakout stars in Russia. Hirving Lozano (Mexico)Temperamental but extremely gifted, Hirving Lozano followed in the footsteps of a number of Latin American stars by swapping home for an introductory taste of European football in the Netherlands. He hit 17 goals in 29 games in his debut season abroad as PSV Eindhoven won the Dutch title and has drawn comparisons with Luis Suarez — both for his ability and disposition — while placing Europe’s bigger clubs on alert. He has a knack for the spectacular, scoring the winner for Pachuca minutes into his professional debut, while needing just half an hour to find the net for PSV. At 22, the hope is “Chucky” will mature given time, with Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio counting on him to sparkle.Goncalo Guedes (Portugal)Portugal’s Goncalo Guedes in action for Valencia © AFP/File / MIGUEL RIOPAOffloaded to Valencia on loan after finding himself stuck behind a queue of talent at Paris Saint-Germain, Goncalo Guedes played just one minute of Portugal’s qualifying campaign. After a frustrating yet brief spell in France, a brilliant start with his new club in La Liga thrust him back into the national team spotlight. The 21-year-old scored five goals and laid on 11 assists to help Valencia earn a place in the Champions League, and struck twice in his country’s final World Cup warm-up match against Algeria to further advance his case for a starting berth in Russia. Powerful and capable of slashing through defences, whether by dribbling or passing, Guedes could leave PSG with a fight on their hands to keep hold of a talent whose potential is far from fulfilled.Timo Werner (Germany)Germany forward Timo Werner has made an impressive start to his international career © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZRegarded as the heir to Germany’s record goalscorer Miroslav Klose, Timo Werner already boasts vast Bundesliga experience and a tendency to deliver on the big occasions. The 22-year-old was the top scorer at last year’s Confederations Cup, won by Germany, and a return of seven goals in 12 appearances since his international debut in March 2017 suggests he will be a mainstay in the national team for the next decade. Armed with searing pace — he was clocked running 100 metres in 11.1 seconds — the RB Leipzig forward is a constant threat on the counter and thrives by hanging on the shoulder of the last defender. A deep run by Germany in Russia could set Werner up for a shot at the tournament’s golden boot.Sardar Azmoun (Iran)Sardar Azmoun has a long way to go to eclipse compatriot Ali Daei’s world record of 109 international goals © AFP/File / OZAN KOSESardar Azmoun has been piling up the international goals for an Iran squad that has regularly superseded expectations. With 23 international goals in just 32 games, the 23-year-old is already fifth on Iran’s list of all-time leading scorers. Azmoun was a standout volleyball player as a teenager before concentrating solely on football, and uses his athleticism and acceleration to great effect. He was snapped up by Rubin Kazan in 2013 and while Arsenal and Liverpool have reportedly showed interest in the past, he remains in Russia. He will team up with Alireza Jahanbakhsh, who became the first Asian to finish as the Dutch league’s top scorer this season, as Iran try to punch above their weight in a section featuring Portugal and Spain.Hakim Ziyech (Morocco)Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech is greeted by fans in Voronezh, Russia © AFP / FADEL SENNAA Dutch youth international, Hakim Ziyech ultimately elected to represent Morocco rather than the country of his birth in 2015. It was a decision blasted by Netherlands great Marco van Basten but one that helped Morocco end a 20-year World Cup absence. An attacking midfielder with the facility to penetrate the opposition, he is the fulcrum in an underrated Morocco side and has an eye for goal, finding the net eight times in 15 matches. Two prolific seasons at Twente earned him a move to Ajax in 2016 but the 25-year-old is looking for a new challenge after landing the league’s player of the year award and will be desperate to prove his value in Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Newcastle winger already considering future…despite only arriving in the summer

first_imgFlorian Thauvin is considering a move away from Newcastle – despite only joining the club in the summer.The Frenchman moved to St. James’ Park from Marseille in August after the Magpies shelled out £12m to secure his services.Since then though the attacking midfielder has struggled to make his mark, failing to score or register an assist this season.And now, according to Mercato 365, Thauvin is already considering leaving Newcastle.The 22-year-old is contracted to the club until 2020 and they are keen to allow him more time to settle. Florian Thauvin 1last_img read more

Mother set up CCTV system in her home to catch brazen burglar

first_imgA housewife set up a CCTV footage system to catch a ‘cat burglar stealing on a nightly basis at her Co Donegal home.Mother of three Roisin Mulhern said she thought she was “losing her mind” after money kept disappearing from her home. Brazen burglar Enda McGowan managed to get a key to the home of Mrs Mulhern on the outskirts of Letterkenny.Ms Mulhern set up the security camera when she became suspicious about disappearances of cash.Trainee chef McGowan pleaded guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Court to three counts of burglary and one count of handling stolen property.The court heard the 31-year-old was stealing to feed an online gambling habit.Garda Darren Carter told the court that Roisin Mulhern reported money being stolen from her house on April 10th past.She had installed the camera after concerns about money going missing. Money went missing after the night of April 8th and 9th.When she viewed the footage she saw a male entering her home with the use of a key and taking money from her handbag.Ms Mulhern and her three daughters, aged between seven and ten-years-old, moved out of their home temporarily and gardaí set up a surveillance operation.Garda Carter told the court that on the night of April 30th a man entered the house at 1.19am through a side door that he had locked earlier. He took a €20 note from the handbag of the owner.The man, who had a torch and was wearing gloves, had a key to the property. He put up some resistance and was arrested.Ms Mulhern said she did not know the man and he should not have had a key.The court heard that she had €50 stolen from her home on April 9th and €250 stolen on April 6th.McGowan admitted to gardaí he was the male on the CCTV footage and admitted committing the three burglaries.The court heard McGowan drove four miles from his parents home where he was living to carry out the crimes. Clothing he was wearing on the night of the last burglary was found in a 2004 Volkswagen Golf he owns.The court heard he had 46 previous convictions for theft and road traffic offences.In a victim impact statement read to court Ms Mulhern said that since January she had noticed money going missing. “I thought I was losing my mind. I lost trust in myself,” she said.“I’m having trouble sleeping and having nightmares. These events have left me fearful outside of the house too. I am fearful and scared of it happening again,” she said.She said she had had to borrow money to change the locks and get a security system installed.The court heard McGowan is the son of a retired Garda and a retired school teacher.McGowan’s father told Judge John O’Hagan that his son had admitted he had a gambling problem to him just two months ago.Enda McGowan told the court that he offered his “sincere and deepest apologies to Ms Mulhern and her family for the stress”.“I have to take full responsibility for what I have done.I intend to stop gambling. I have no intention of gambling again. I am ashamed.”Defence counsel Peter Nolan (BL) said it was “an insidious, mean-spirited sneaky and cowardly crime.”Judge John O’Hagan said McGowan knew what he was doing wrong. He said the impact of the crime on Ms Mulhern was that she was afraid to be in her own home.He said mitigating factors were the early plea of guilty, and the expression of remorse.“The most disturbing thing about a case like this is the shame you have brought to your own family. The shame that pervades over your family is huge.“Perhaps it should be a warning to young people about gambling online. I hope you have success in beating that addiction – it is a dreadful addiction.”Judge O’Hagan jailed McGowan for 18 months and suspended the last six months.Mother set up CCTV system in her home to catch brazen burglar was last modified: June 18th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglarydonegalEnda McGowanjailletterkennylast_img read more