Morobe champions of National Provincial 7s tourney

first_imgThey defeated Autonomous Region of Bougainville 24-15 in the grand final today at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium in Port Moresby.Morobe advanced to the grand final after beating East New Britain 12-10 in a close encounter while AROB defeated home team CRU Boromas 24-22 to make the grand final.Another Momase Region team Madang took home the Plate after defeating Alotau 24-19.In the bowl play off, Kimbe Rebels won the Bowl beating Goroka Kilituas 19-12.The women finals saw Spartens take out the Cup defeating Harlequins 29-5, Southern Chiefs thrashed Barbarians 42-0 to win the Plate while Hohola Flies defeated Crusaders 20-0 to take home the Bowl.last_img read more

61,000 subscribers waiting

first_imgWithin the Real Madrid they continue studying, thanks to the possibility of teleworking (the offices of Valdebebas and the Bernabéu They are empty, except for the security guards), all fronts open for the entity due to the burdensome stoppage of the competitions. Another of the collateral damages of COVID-19 refers to the situation of the 61,000 subscribers for the League, which includes the 19 matches of the Championship and range from 2,024 euros of the West Side Grandstand (the one that gives Paseo de La Castellana) to funds, where the most expensive is Grandstand (1,092) or the payment of 4th amphitheater of these funds (414 euros the cheapest).Well, given that there are six League games to play and that they will surely be played behind closed doors by decision of Health (the government already announced that until 2021 large concentrations will not be allowed), subscribers wonder what will happen to those meetings that have already been paid in the annual fee since last summer. And what will happen to those of the subscription of the next course, that they will not be able to see them in the stadium until the public can return to the stands? The club is aware of this concern from its subscribers and has several options to deal with the problem. One would be to reimburse the money with a bank transfer, applying the aliquot part to those six parties, which represent a third of the total payment. Those encounters are before Eibar, Valencia, Mallorca, Getafe, Alavés and Villarreal. The other option would be to talk to the subscribers interested in renewing their subscription for the 2020-21 season and lower the equivalent of those six games in the total fee. A logical compensation and more if you have to add the number of matches of the next course that will not be able to enjoy the face factor either.Madrid waits cautiously before making a decision since, for the moment, it is not even fully guaranteed that the competition will resume, although everything indicates that LaLiga will be concluded during the months of June and July. Since it would be played behind closed doors, AS has already reported that these six pending matches will almost certainly be played in the Alfredo Di Stéfano and not at the Bernabéu. But that will not comfort much subscribers, who in either scenario will have to settle for watching it from home. The coronavirus is to blame …last_img read more

Region 1 Chairman meets with Port Kaituma residents

first_img– discusses rehabilitating access roadRegion One (Barima-Waini) Chairman Brentnol Ashley along, with members of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), on Tuesday met with residents of Port Kaituma to address their woes.Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley meeting with the residentsThe visit was initiated following protest action taken by the residents of Port Kaituma to have the access road running from Port Kaituma Central to Baramita urgently repaired.According to reports, the RDC has been calling for the road to be rehabilitated for almost a year; however, preparations have not been made to remedy the situation.Just last week, several trucks overturned while attempting to use the road because of its current deplorable condition. The road is said to be slushy with deep water-filled holes. It is also said to be eroding.Speaking with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Ashley said he, along with members of the RDC met with residents to address their issues, noting that focus will be placed on addressing and formulating plans to have the matter concerning the Port Kaituma road looked into urgently.“We are currently meeting with the residents to make plans for them and also to hear from them their issues and concerns. We hope that we can have their issues corrected,” he said.Some of the concerns voiced by residents were those of travelling fares which have been drastically increased because of the state of the road. Motorists are complaining of the costliness of maintaining their vehicles.Last week, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkhan along with a team, visited the region but was met with a dismal response from residents.Minister Bulkan noted that he is committed to working along with the RDC and the people of the region to address their various challenges.last_img read more

Blades Slice Huskies 6-4

first_imgCody Moulds had a Hat-Trick and 5 points to lead the way for the Beaverlodge Blades in an exciting 6-4 game. Cole Calieou (2), Chris Sperling and Cash Brinkworth notched tallies for the Pups in a losing effort. The loss ties the season series at 2 games a piece for either team and more importantly keeps the Huskies in 5th place in the NWJHL standing. Had they won, the Pups would have leap frogged the Jr. Canucks of Dawson Creek for 4th place.- Advertisement –last_img

Ice Dogs leave E Center with an `L’

first_imgLong Beach got an unassisted first-period goal from Bo Cheesman and a third-period goal from Brandon Schwartz. Schwartz’s goal came with 20 seconds left and was assisted by Andrew Winnik and goaltender Mike Brown. It briefly pulled the Ice Dogs to 3-2. But Utah added an empty-net goal with 6 seconds left when Joel Irving scored. Utah’s Ryan Kinasewich scored the game’s first goal and had three assists to lead the Grizzlies. Brad Herauf and D.J. Jelitto had the other goals for Utah, who will host Long Beach on Friday and Saturday for Games 5 and 6 of the Ice Dogs’ trip. Jelitto scored at 8:59 of the third period to give Utah a 3-1 lead. The Ice Dogs could not recover and finished the night 0 for 8 on the power play. The Ice Dogs (15-26-0-3) trail the Victoria Salmon Kings in the National Conference for the eighth and final playoff spot by six points. Only one team in the 25-team ECHL – the Pensacola Ice Pilots – have fewer points. The Pilots (14-30-1-1) have 30. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Ice Dogs started the Utah leg of their season-long, nine-game trip with a 4-2 loss Wednesday night to the Utah Grizzlies at the E Center. It was the second straight loss for the Ice Dogs, who fell to 2-2 on their trip. last_img read more

Exclusive – The best is yet to come from Wilshere, insists Scholes

first_imgPaul Scholes insists the best is yet to come from Jack Wilshere, and believes Arsenal could be a real threat in the Premier League this season.The former Manchester United midfield star found himself mired in controversy earlier this summer when he claimed the young Gunner had ‘failed to reach the next level’ and had ‘not moved on since he was 17’.But Scholes is adamant he would like nothing better than for the 22-year-old to prove him wrong.He told Drivetime: “I always seem to upset people whenever I say anything. I don’t mean to, honestly!“I played against Jack at 17 and thought what a player we’ve got here. And I don’t feel he’s gone to the next level yet. But you have to remember he’s had horrendous injury problems with his ankle and I’m sure the best is still to come from Jack. I hope so anyway because he’s an English midfield player and I want him to do well.“And he’s playing for a good team at Arsenal as well. I think they could have a good season, especially if Aaron Ramsey stays fit, and they’ve made a great signing in Alexis Sanchez. So hopefully this is the year when Jack really comes of age.”last_img read more

Schalke 0-5 Chelsea: Blues book place in Champions League last-16 with dazzling victory

first_imgChelsea progressed to the Champions League knockout stages with an outstanding 5-0 victory at Schalke.The Blues thoroughly outclassed their opponents, led by former player and Champions League-winning manager Roberto Di Matteo, and enjoyed the perfect start when captain John Terry opened the scoring inside two minutes.Willian’s thumping strike and an own-goal from defender Jan Kirchhoff saw Jose Mourinho’s men enter the break 3-0 up, while Didier Drogba came off the bench to net his 50th European goal and then set up fellow substitute Ramires to seal a rampant win.The result sees Chelsea, who continued their unbeaten start to the season, open up a comfortable lead at the top of Group G, booking their place in the last-16 with 11 points from five games.It was a direct start from the hosts, trying to find talisman goalscorer Huntelaar – who scored a wonderful goal at Stamford Bridge in the sides’ previous 1-1 draw – in the box with a searching ball from the right.But the Blues launched a counter attack when the danger was cleared and, from the resulting corner, they took an early lead when skipper Terry nodded in straight from the set-piece.Having failed to fire on all cylinders in their last outing, a poor 1-1 draw with Slovenian minnows Maribor, there was a different sense of urgency from a Chelsea side desperate to make the next round.Eden Hazard was always eager to get in behind the back-four, but failed to really shine, while Cesc Fabregas proved a constant menace with a series of crafty passes.On the 11 minute mark Mourinho’s men were one pass away from doubling their lead, with Costa bustling down the left and cutting back for Hazard in the middle of the box, but the chance was scuppered by a brilliant last-ditch interception.Chelsea dominated the opening stages, but Schalke were a whisker away from snatching a fortunate equaliser when Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting saw his 25-yard effort deflect off Gary Cahill and over the head of a stranded Thibaut Courtois, only for the crossbar to come to the Blues’ rescue.But Mourinho’s side refused to let the scare affect their play and they soon added to their tally with a wonderful team goal, Brazilian winger Willian playing a neat one-two with Hazard on the edge of the box before firing low and hard to beat ‘keeper Ralf Fahrmann.The Londoners were breathtaking in the final third at times, with their quick movement and slick passing bamboozling the German outfit’s defenders, but they were perhaps guilty of trying to walk the ball into the net as a few too many touches gave Schalke opportunities to clear.Costa had a gift of a chance to make it 3-0 moments before the break, bursting clean through and nipping round the goalkeeper, but the Spaniard lost his footing at the vital moment, with a slip seeing his scoring window pass.But the striker’s blushes were spared when an own goal handed the visitors a third goal to all-but wrap up the win, Kirchhoff heading into his own net from a corner as the hosts continued to struggle at set-pieces.You would have forgiven Chelsea if they slowed the tempo after the break, but still they kept coming forward, with Branislav Ivanovic going close to a fourth goal when he flashed a volley just over the bar.Schalke did improve as the second period went on, getting more time on the ball as the Blues perhaps called it a day and began to sit back, but the hosts failed to really trouble Courtois in the Chelsea net.Mourinho’s men remained a threat on the break, but despite a number of flowing moves and clever passes, their insistence to score the perfect goal was their downfall as Costa and Willian both lost possession in promising positions around the box.Costa eventually made way for club hero Drogba, and the Ivorian made up for his team-mates’ wastefulness by notching his 50th European goal with a simple finish after unselfish play from Willian, who masterfully brought down a long ball forward and squared for the striker to tap in.Chelsea then netted a second goal in 90 seconds with their next attack, Drogba turning provider this time as he drove down the left channel and crossed for fellow substitute Ramires, who leapt like a salmon to nod in at the back post and put the icing on a comfortable win. Chelsea hero Didier Drogba celebrates his 50th Champions League goal 1last_img read more

Mayor paints dire school picture

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Taking his case for controlling Los Angeles Unified to a statewide group of educators, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Monday the public school system is in a state of crisis that threatens the city’s economic future. “If Los Angeles is going to become the Venice of the 21st Century – the center of trade and commerce – we need to make sure our kids get a good education,” Villaraigosa told 300 teachers and administrators on the first day of a three-day education conference at the downtown Omni Hotel. “If we don’t, we will not be able to compete for the companies we need to create good, high-paying jobs. If we don’t take care of this generation, they won’t take care of the next generation. They won’t take care of us.” The conference, sponsored by the Education Trust-West, is exploring the achievement gap in California schools and looking for ways to improve student test scores. Since taking office in July, Villaraigosa has made education a leading priority – boosting funding for after-school programs and proposing mayoral control of the nation’s second-largest district. “I think this district needs someone who is accountable for its performance,” he said. “People here can name the last four mayors, but can you name the last four school boards? “When you have to go before the voters every four years and ask for their votes, you are going to care how the schools are doing in your city.” Villaraigosa said he remains concerned about student test scores as well as the dropout rate, which various experts estimate is anywhere from 22 to nearly 50 percent. “We have a system where 13 percent of our students are reading at grade level and 11 percent are at grade level in math,” Villaraigosa said. “What does the district propose? It says it can improve 2 percent a year. “Well, folks, in a class of 30, that’s one student. By the time they reach their goal, it will be 2045 and too late.” Superintendent Roy Romer, who was in the audience during Villaraigosa’s speech, disputed the mayor’s arguments. “I think, what you’re seeing, is the mayor is being very selective with his facts,” said Romer, who is fighting Villaraigosa’s takeover effort. “The fact is, this school district has been on the largest building program ever performed by a school district. We have built more schools than any one else. “And, our test scores are improving at every level and have been for several years.” Romer – who has announced he will retire this year from his $250,000-a-year post – also defended the administration of the district, saying it has fewer bureaucrats than districts in New York and Chicago, which are under mayoral control. But Villaraigosa countered that the district has failed children and parents and needs to change – particularly to reduce the number of dropouts. “There is a direct correlation between the number of dropouts and the number of people on Death Row,” Villaraigosa said. “There is also a correlation between a good education and high-paying jobs.” The mayor also told the group he is continuing to press for an independent audit of the LAUSD – something district officials have opposed – and might ask the state Legislature to authorize such a review. Romer said the district has an independent financial audit under way by KPMG and is getting set for a study authorized by the district’s recent contract with the United Teachers Los Angeles. He said he would welcome input from Villaraigosa and other officials on areas to be reviewed. (213) 978-0390last_img read more

Qarabag vs Arsenal: Kolasinac returns, confirmed team news and live commentary

first_img Napoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN Team newsThe injury Petr Cech suffered against Watford rules him out of Thursday’s clash. He is joined on the sidelines by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Laurent Koscielny, Carl Jenkinson and Konstantinos Mavropanos. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the winger, has not travelled for the match due to continuing tensions between Azerbaijan and his native Armenia, while Aaron Ramsey has remained in London with his pregnant wife.Dani Quintana will miss out for Qarabag. Arsenal currently sit top of their group on goal difference Confirmed line-upsQarabag: Vagner, Medvedev, Badavi Huseynov, Rzezniczak, Agolli, Michel, Garayev, Madatov, Ozobic, Zoubir, Emeghara.Subs: Halldorsson, Mammadov, Slachev, Abdullayev, Delarge, Abbas Huseynov, Diniyev.Arsenal: Leno, Holding, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Lichtsteiner, Elneny, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Smith-Rowe, Welbeck, Iwobi.Subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Lacazette, Ozil, Torreira, Mustafi, Xhaka. Upcoming talkSPORT commentaries Arsenal can begin their Europa League campaign with two wins from two if they pick up three points when they visit Azerbaijan on Thursday to play Qarabag.The Gunners made light work of Vorskla on matchday one, even if the Ukrainian side scored twice late on to make the scoreline, for them, a more palatable 4-2. 2 Mkhitaryan will miss another trip to Azerbaijan having done the same while playing for Borussia Dortmund Arsenal are expected to make light work of their upcoming opponents, though Thursday’s test could prove tricky simply due to the distance and travel time required simply to arrive in Azerbaijan; the Baku Olympic Stadium is almost 3,000 miles away from London.Still, a win against Qarabag will put Unai Emery’s side in a great position as they look to progress to the knockout rounds of Europe’s secondary cup competition, and you can follow all Thursday’s action with talkSPORT 2’s full live match commentary.What the managers are sayingGurban Gurbanov (Qarabag): “Tomorrow’s match we are against one of the best squads in England and the Premier League is one of the best five leagues It is not the first time we play against a big team, we have several times. We want to make the fans happy with not only a victory but with our game and I hope we do our best.”Unai Emery (Arsenal): “We have a lot of respect for Qarabag – They started with a good performance against Sporting. They lost 2-0 but it was a good performance. They have good players, good spirit and with a good tactual input on the game. I remember last season Atletico Madrid couldn’t win two games against them last season., That is two very good examples why we have respect for them.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 has full commentary of the match, kick-off 17:55. Click here for Qarabag vs Arsenal live stream 📋 Here’s how we line up for tonight’s clash with @FKQarabaghEN #UEL— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 4, 2018 2last_img read more


first_imgGlor Tire finalist Grainne Gavigan will host a celebration and homecoming dance in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel Ardara this Friday, April 26th.Special guests on the night will be Paul Kelly, The Ramblin Fever Band, Gráinne’s “Glór Tíre” mentor Lisa McHugh and many more with doors openings at 9.30pm.Gráinne has thanked all those who helped her along her journey. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support throughout my time on “Glór Tire”. It has been an absolute dream come true to have represented both my town and county in this year’s final. Without the people who picked up their phones and voted for me every week I would not have made it as far in the competition.“I would like to thank my family, all my friends and everyone who came to Galway to support me each week. I would like to say a special thanks to my good friend and mentor Lisa McHugh for all the advice she has given me and who has worked so hard to help promote me, I will be forever great-full to Lisa for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity and I am honoured that she choose me to be her contestant. I am so great full and I can’t thank everyone enough for their continued support. Go raibh maith agat,” she said. SINGER GRAINNE GAVIGAN SAYS THANKS AFTER GLOR TIRE EXPERIENCE was last modified: April 26th, 2013 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:GRAINNE GAVIGANlast_img read more