Netball selectors name U21 train-on squad

first_imgThe players, who were selected from the recent national junior championships in Port Moresby, will undergo training and assessment facilitated by Pepes coach Unaisi Rokoura.The assessment started yesterday and ends today at the Rita Flynn Netball courts.The squad will go into intensive training for the next two days before picking the final squad.In the lead up to the qualifier later this month, the Singapore U21 team will visit Port Moresby to play a trial match against the PNG U21 selected side.Netball PNG president Julienne Leka-Maliaki said the next two days are going to be very important for us as we work towards preparing a strong U21 team for the world cup qualifiers.The qualifiers are in September in New Zealand for the World Youth Cup that will be hosted by Botswana from July 8-16, next year.The junior national selection panel has selected the following 20 players for the PNG U21 train-on squad;Shooters1. Boio Peter – (POMNA), 2. Jeperth Tulapi – (POMNA), 3. Naolyn Mahuta – (Central), 4. Ravusiro Vali – (Central), 5. Naomi Lankan – (KHNA), 6. Rowena Djengozov – (POMNA), 7. Martha Mutuka – (POMNA)Centre court     1. Eloise Vele – (POMNA), 2. Catherine Benedict – (POMNA), 3. Erika Amos – (LAE), 4. Carol Kanapoti – (POMNA), 5. Vele Walo – (Central), 6. Michelle Mark – (POMNA), 7. Nona Gamoga – (Central)Defenders1. Courtney Abel – (Alotau / Brisbane), 2. Edna Pala – (POMNA), 3. Asi Kevau – (KHNA), 4. Thai Peter – (MKWNA), 5. Serena Ovia – (POMNA), 6. Genevieve Ume – (POMNA)last_img read more

Final duel set

first_imgSwing Out Sister back to PH this April Gilas Pilipinas did away with the final game of its preparation to make it to the Fiba Asia World Cup Qualifying on Wednesday night in the same emphatic manner that it had done in the first four.ADVERTISEMENT The Filipinos, though, kicked their game to high gear starting the second and, like in their previous matches, blew the enemy away with a barrage of baskets from inside and out as Calvin Abueva and Raymund Almazan scored 16 each and Troy Rosario and Jio Jalalon combined for another 22.Reyes said that Blatche tweaked a hamstring in a 55-point blowout of Thailand on Tuesday and rested the 6-foot-11 NBA veteran for the title game against the Indonesians at 7 p.m. also at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The multititled coach is bracing for their toughest fight, most especially after Fiba had cleared Indonesia’s naturalized player Jamarr Johnson and the United States-born forward Arki Wisnu for their last two games.Johnson scored 17 points and led Indonesia to a 123-50 ripping of Burma (Myanmar) in an earlier game.“We know that it is not a roster that you take for granted,” Reyes said, referring to the Indonesian lineup. “That is why we built the team that we built, exactly for this game.”ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Imports finally get transfer papers Wright drained five triples and went 7-for-9 from the field overall, and got a challenge from Reyes during the interview after he played his finest game as a national.“The key for him now is consistency,” Reyes said. “Can he shoot that way when there are higher stakes and against tougher opposition?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead And with the squad fully prepped, coach Chot Reyes couldn’t care less if the Filipinos rip Indonesia to shreds.“All we need is a ‘W,’” Reyes said, moments after a 107-52 thumping of Vietnam that sealed the do-or-die tiff with the Indonesians on Thursday for the Southeast Asian Basketball Association title, which also gives the champion the right to represent the region in the qualifying proper starting in November.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“We’re not concerned with the margin of victory. We just want to get to the Fiba Asia,” Reyes said after getting five players in twin digits led by Matthew Wright’s 19.Team Philippines started off slow against one of the weakest teams in the tournament, as the Filipinos played without Andray Blatche for the first time. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

‘One Dire Reaction’ as Louis Tomlinson wins competition to design Doncaster kit

first_img1 How Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson possibly reacted to Louis Tomlinson’s new kit design Doncaster Rovers ran a competition to design their new kits for the 2016/17 season and wouldn’t you know it? The winner for the away kit comp was only a certain Mr L. Tomlinson of One Direction fame.But it wasn’t a fix, according to the club.“The process for receiving kit designs, shortlisting and the public voting for our kit design competition followed strict legal guidance to ensure that the club adhered to competition law and that all processes were fair,” read a Doncaster Rovers statement.“We are aware that the result of the competition has attracted some mixed feedback, but we can assure our fans that the voting process for the 2016/17 shirt designs was all was fair and above board.”Over to the interwebs for comment…last_img read more

Officials seek more funding

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant In addition to the major topics that come up every year, the 10 council members will pursue other issues, as well. Councilman Ed Reyes will talk to officials about his plans to renovate the Los Angeles River, which could have national implications because uprooting its concrete base is so unusual. Councilman Tony Cardenas, who represents the Van Nuys and Sylmar areas, will hold meetings about human trafficking, which he has tried to target in Los Angeles. Pacoima-area representative Alex Padilla, who heads the California League of Cities and a joint committee on local school governance, will investigate the effects of No Child Left Behind legislation and pending legislation that could reduce the city’s revenue from telecommunications franchises. West Valley Councilman Dennis Zine chairs an immigration task force for the league and will likely discuss a motion the city passed last week condemning a strict immigration bill in the House of Representatives. The council members have one-on-one meetings planned with almost three dozen members of Congress, said Council President Eric Garcetti. He added that he will be meeting with Airbus officials about bringing the company’s new jumbo plant to Los Angeles International Airport, while other council members will meet with representatives from the Motion Picture Association of America and the Brookings Institution. The Los Angeles delegation also will host a party for officials from throughout the Southern California region that will be paid for by lobbyists, Garcetti said. Dan Laidman, (213) 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two-thirds of the City Council will be in Washington, D.C., this week to pursue federal money for Los Angeles housing, transportation and security projects, while mixing with fellow politicians at the National League of Cities conference. City leaders said that in 1983 California drew $1.06 in federal spending for every $1 it contributed in taxes but the ratio has now declined to 79 cents for every dollar. “We continue to be a donor state,” said Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who chairs the council’s Transportation Committee, and plans to push for funding for a car-pool lane on the 405 Freeway. The East San Fernando Valley representative will also meet with Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, to discuss his plans to try to repeal his earlier law blocking federal funds to extend the Red Line subway to the coast. last_img read more

‘Jose is DESTROYING our club – he’s on an ego roller coaster!’

first_imgIt’s been an indifferent start to the season for Jose Mourinho, with Manchester United left chasing a pack of teams at the top of the Premier League. Barbara, a passionate Manchester United fan, called talkSPORT to explain why she believes the man in charge of the club is to blame. “He’s not the man for Manchester United, he’s not a Manchester United man,” Barbara told Jim White on talkSPORT.“He’s on an ego roller coaster… and he’s destroying our club.”Watch the video above to listen to the call in full and subscribe to talkSPORT on YouTube for more brilliant callers and radio gold.last_img read more

Trabzonspor goalkeeper to be West Ham’s next number one?

first_img1 Onur Kivrak West Ham United have been linked with a move for goalkeeper Onur Kivrak.According to reports in Turkey, the Hammers are in talks with the 29-year-old Trabzonspor captain ahead of the summer transfer window.Inconsistent performances from Adrian and Darren Randolph have meant that Bilic is on the lookout for a new keeper and Kivrak, who has kept 13 clean sheets in 27 appearances this term, is reportedly their ideal choice.Kivrak is no stranger to Slaven Bilic – the Hammers boss tried to sign the Turkey international during his spell in charge of Besiktas.The report also claims that Trabzonspor have already turned down an initial approach from West Ham for their prized shot-stopper.last_img read more

Mayor gets school ovation

first_imgState and local leaders attended the meeting to urge support for the legislation,now called the Sen. Gloria Romero Educational Reform Act of 2006. Romero was there, as were Councilmen Ed Reyes and Jose Huizar, as well as the only school board member supporting the bill, newly elected Monica Garcia. Garcia said the district has made some gains in achievement and facilities construction, but that there was no plan in place for rapid and significant gains in coming years, and the district’s current structure reflects inability to respond to the changing needs of communities, she added. “The district must move forward with an aggressive plan, … and frankly I don’t think we have a comprehensive plan. … The plan is just not there,” she said. “This (the mayor’s) is the only viable plan that has been presented for structural change … and will help us reinvent public education in this city and in LAUSD.” But while the meeting attracted mostly Villaraigosa supporters – and both the Greater East Los Angeles and Encino chambers of commerce announced support Tuesday for the bill – about two dozen opponents picketed before the meeting. Former and current students of LAUSD and members of By Any Means Necessary, a group that defends affirmative-action integration and immigrant rights, said the mayor knew he didn’t have the support of the eastside community, which is why he bypassed putting it to a public vote. Organizers from the Coalition for Community Control Over Education argued that it was undemocratic to allow communities outside Los Angeles to decide on a change in governance of L.A. schools. “Currently, LAUSD unites a vast array of diverse ethnic groups in L.A., and there are greater shared resources and opportunities,” protest organizer Hoku Jeffrey said. “We have an elected school board with full authority, and Mayor Villaraigosa’s plan will only lead to the breakup of the school district and the ghettoization of L.A. public schools.” Huizar called the protesters a minority who do not reflect the will of the community at large. “There’s a huge silent majority that wants reform and hasn’t been heard from,” he said. “If you look at the demographics here, you have a lot of working parents who are not here now.” Romero said there are hundreds of bills in the Legislature that affect L.A. Unified that are not put to a public vote, but she said AB 1381 has received enough scrutiny to provide legislators with information to make an informed decision toward the end of the month. “In a democracy, people are going to respond in different ways,” she said. “No other piece of legislation has received the attention and scrutiny this has.” (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesAB 1381 would shift authority from the school board to the superintendent, give the mayor a significant role in the district and give local school sites greater control over budget, instruction and curriculum. The eastside town hall boasted one of the largest crowds of all the meetings, with about 1,000 people enduring a stuffy auditorium without air conditioning. East L.A. resident Paul Medina said while the district is making moderate gains in improving student achievement and pushing forward on a massive school-construction program, the legislation is the best chance to curb the high dropout rate and gang problem in inner-city schools. “I didn’t get a lot of good preparation for college – there’s not a lot of funding to prepare us for that – and the education is too shaky, and there are a lot of people dropping out and joining gangs,” said Medina, 19, who graduated two years ago from nearby Lincoln High School, where just 324 of his class of 1,000 graduated. “I think he (the mayor) came back to my community to say: I haven’t forgotten my promises, and I’m going to execute what I promised to you.” Making his case before a crowd of avid supporters in the neighborhood where he grew up, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave a final pitch Tuesday night for his school district reform bill, whose fate will likely be determined by the end of this month. Speaking in East Los Angeles at the fourth and final town-hall meeting to market his plan to gain more control over the Los Angeles Unified School District, the mayor said before he took the stage that ending his tour at the all-girls Sacred Heart High School was meaningful to him because both his mother and sister attended the school and he represented the area, whose residents he greeted with a simple buenas noches. The event also capped a significant effort to reach out to communities throughout L.A. that resulted, he said, in massive input and support for his legislation, Assembly Bill 1381. Other town-hall meetings were in the San Fernando Valley, South Los Angeles and Westwood. “I think there was a reason why we wanted to end here,” he said. “There’s a great deal of support for education reform in these neighborhoods and for me. This is a neighborhood that is passionate about their kids.” last_img read more

Listen: Barry Ward on Aodh Ruadh’s win over Naomh Muire in IFC

first_imgAodh Ruadh advanced to the semi-finals of the Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Donegal SFC with a routine win over Naomh Muire in Glenfin on Saturday.The Ballyshannon team were comfortable winners on a 2-19 to 0-8 scoreline and afterwards, their manager Barry Ward expressed his satisfaction and the performance with all eyes now on the semi-final. Listen: Barry Ward on Aodh Ruadh’s win over Naomh Muire in IFC was last modified: September 29th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal IFCAodh RuadhNAOMH MUIRElast_img read more

Steve Bruce ‘in the running’ for Newcastle job as odds tumble on his appointment

first_img Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Steve Bruce has been linked with the Newcastle job Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:32Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:32 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen TROPHY latest deals 1 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa REVEALED Adrian Durham & Darren Gough on Rafa Benitez’s decision to leave Newcastle this summer He is currently in charge of Sheffield Wednesday and only took over at the club in February.Bruce also commented on the speculation linking him with the job.He told BBC Sheffield: “Maybe because I’m from Newcastle (is the reason I’ve been linked). “But no, I’ve been on holiday. I never take any notice of all that sort of speculation or tittle-tattle because the way the newspapers are today, no disrespect, I think there have been 150 managers associated with Newcastle. I would suppose I’m going to be one of them.” Getty Images – Getty LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS boost center_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ JIBE Sky Sports News reporter Keith Downie posted on Twitter about Bruce being looked at by the club.He said: “We understand Steve Bruce is one of the names under consideration to take over at Newcastle United.“He’s been backed in to 9/4 favourite with some major bookmakers overnight.“Bruce is Newcastle-born, but of course previously managed rivals Sunderland.” punished Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder We understand Steve Bruce is one of the names under consideration to take over at Newcastle United. He’s been backed in to 9/4 favourite with some major bookmakers overnight. Bruce is Newcastle-born, but of course previously managed rivals Sunderland. #NUFC— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) July 9, 2019The 58-year-old managed arch-rivals Sunderland from June 2009 to November 2011.Bruce is a childhood Newcastle fan, though, and blamed the ‘absolute hatred’ surrounding football in the North East as a reason why he lost his job. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Odds have been slashed on Steve Bruce to become the next Newcastle manager as it has been reported he is under consideration for the job.The Magpies are still searching for their replacement for Rafael Benitez after he left at the end of his contract.Several high profile names have been linked to the job including Jose Mourinho and Steven Gerrard. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea last_img read more

Driver and Passenger Arrested Following Crash of Semi

first_imgNeither Robinson nor a passenger in the vehicle, Mary E. Thomson, age 38, Anniston, Alabama was injured in the collision. ThomsonTrooper Eggers began an investigation after Robinson showed signs of being intoxicated. Robinson was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana for further investigation. While at the hospital, Robinson spit on a hospital employee. Robinson was ultimately arrested on charges of Operating While Intoxicated, Operating While Intoxicated-Endangerment, and Battery by Bodily Waste. Toxicology results are pending against Robinson at this time.Thompson showed signs of intoxication at the scene. She became belligerent and then resisted arrest. Thompson was arrested on charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement.Both Robinson and Thompson were incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail pending their initial court appearances. I-65 was restricted to one lane through the area for nearly five hours for crash investigation and cleanup.  The cleanup involved removing the load of tires from the trailer prior to it being uprighted.The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Crothersville Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County EMS, Vernon Township Fire Department, and 31 Wrecker Service. Yesterday, October 7th, at approximately 6:30 pm, the Indiana State Police investigated a crash involving an overturned semi on I-65 near Crothersville, Indiana which resulted in the arrest of the driver and passenger of the vehicle at the scene.The investigation by Troopers Derek Eggers and Randel Miller indicated that a white 2017 Kenworth truck pulling a trailer, being driven by Torris D. Robinson, age 40, Anniston, Alabama was traveling southbound on I-65 near the 41-mile marker in Jackson County. RobinsonThe vehicle left the west side of the interstate before overturning and coming to rest on its side.last_img read more