Madang FC ready to win

first_imgStep in Team Manager Terence Issue said the boys are ready.He says with the return of Samuel Kini  and Henson Tirimo, the boys are looking good to win this game.He says their only aim is to score in the first half and defend well throughout the game.Issue says the coach has made the strong line up for this game with Sogo Mandari on the goal mouth, Langarap Samol, Felix Komolong, Ray Romo and Nigel Malagin on the backline.Up in the midfield is Henson Tirimo lining up with Samuel Kini while two captains Max Sengum and Vanya Malagin will play striker with Maskulan Pulung and Ephraim Leo on the wings.last_img read more

Barras ready to host first ICC match against Kenya

first_imgBarras have been hard on training in the past two months and are well vested under coach Dipak Patel as they have been out on the field and in the weights room on training days.Baramundis captain Jack Vare said they will maintain the session through the remaining week until the lead up to the games at the end of this month.The series will be played at the home of the Barra’s, the Amini Park in Port Moresby in which Barras are keen to put up a good battle with the Kenyans to maintaining their title in the pacific.”We have been playing mostly all our international match overseas for the past years and it’s good to host such event in our country to continue the good name of the sport.”“The boys have been good in training and has maintained fitness and schedules and are ready for the Kenyans as we have beat them twice and to beat them in our own country will be very interesting ,” Vare said.On the other end, the PNG CPL Lewas are also gearing up for the East Asia Pacific Cup in Samoa in June and early July.The Lewa’s are in top form and are the current Pacific champions as they expect to maintain their form in the event.last_img read more

Manny Pacquiao sits out Tuesday training

first_imgFernandez also said Pacquiao plans to leave for General Santos City on Thursday to continue his training camp.The eight-division champion defends his WBA belt for the first time against American Adrien Broner on January 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPacquiao, who turns 40 on Monday, hasn’t fought in the US since his onesided victory over Jessie Vargas back in November 2016.Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs), who stopped Argentine strongman Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round five months ago in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, began his buildup against the much younger Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) two weeks ago. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao trains at a boxing gym in Manila on November 27, 2018, ahead of his WBA Welterweight bout title with US boxer Adrien Broner in Las Vegas, on January 19, 2019. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)MANILA, Philippines–Manny Pacquiao skipped training on Tuesday to rest after a long day in Senate, as per his longtime friend and trainer Buboy Fernandez.Pacquiao, the reigning WBA welterweight titleholder, was supposed to have another sparring session with fast-rising star George Kambosos Jr. at Elorde Boxing Gym at Mall of Asia in Pasay City after his Senate work in the afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT UST sets up finals meet vs UP in PSL Collegiate Grand Slam LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garciacenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

3,000 Teen Students Get ‘Back to School’ Jobs

first_imgMore than 3,000 students across Montserrrado County were over the weekend employed in a 5-day clean-up program, beginning from Monday -Friday, January 26-30, 2015.Each student will earn US$50.00 and would be paid through the Lonestar-Ecobank Mobile Money – which means the US$50 would be converted into Liberian dollars because mobile money does not deal with United States dollars – and government rate is US$1 to L$82.The campaign is a part of the President’s Back-to-School Clean-up initiative, to motivate Liberian teen students as well as help parents and guardians prepare their children or wards for the reopening of school as the Ebola situation winds down.The program, known as the Special Presidential Back to School Clean-up Initiative, is organized and implemented by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Youth and Sports.The virtually youthful students were recruited over the weekend from 38 communities through a lottery (a secret ballot of either a blank paper or a paper with the inscription ‘job.’)The fixed ages of the work-to-study students are between the ages of 15-21 years old, while the classes are from the 6th to the 12th grade.According to the recruitment methodology, 48% of those recruited are boys; 47% girls; and 5% disabled.  Each center is to recruit 78 students.The recruitments were divided into five zones: Bushrod Island, Somalia Drive, Tubman Boulevard, Paynesville and Central Monrovia.Each zone has at least eight centers (schools); and a supervisor, monitor and at most two registrars — each center enlisted 78 students.In separate interviews, the Supervisors for the Gabriel Kpolleh Public School’s center in New Georgia Estate, Mr. Benedict Williams, and the center in the Elizabeth Blunt Elementary and Junior High School in Chocolate City, Mr. Saidu Vasco Nyei, expressed their satisfaction over the tedious-but-successful recruitment process.Mr. Williams began the recruitment (lottery process) by 10:02 am after waiting endlessly for the official lottery ‘recruitment papers’. However they were able to do the lottery in two transparent buckets.There wasn’t a queue for the disabled, but only two queues – boys and girls, as of the time our reporter was there.“We are still looking up to the disables to come on Monday,” Mr. Williams said.For his part, Mr. Nyei began also about 9:36 a.m., was able to get both the official lottery recruitment papers and the sheets but not the transparent bucket, so they used plastics bags.There weren’t any disabled seen also during which of reporter was there.The Freeway Baptist High School’s center had all three – the recruitment lottery papers, sheets and transparent buckets, but the rush to get in the fence to participate in the lottery led to two getting injured.  Students Fatta Konneh and Famatta Gbor were squeezed and almost suffocated – and fell.The Supervisor of the Freeway Baptist High School’s center, Mr. Kaagay Yeelegar said his 5-man team was able to quickly coordinate the queues, afraid of the worst.“The pushing against the gate stopped, we gently pushed the crowd farer from the gate and coordinated them gently and everybody was the winner,” Mr. Yeelegar said.There were no disabled up to time our reporter was there.Besides the crowdedness, some of the students were seen crying for joy, having picked the ‘job paper’ while others were very disappointed for the ‘blank paper’ – which means no job.Ms. Priscilia Toe, 9th grader at the Kulah Memorial Academy said: “She cried because she had a job to go back to school, but her bigger sister wasn’t able to get a job, because she picked blank paper.”Interestingly, Ms. Toe begged the Supervisor of the Gabriel Kpolleh Public School’s center to give her sister a second chance, but was uncompromisingly denied.At the Elizabeth Blunt center, Mr. Swen Sackie, 12th grader at the Lombardia High School, sobbed: “Completing high school is fulfilling my parents’ dream, because both of them didn’t finish with school.”Meanwhile, the supervisors, monitors and registrars will be responsible to assign and watch the kids (teen students) for the five days.“We hope to be paid on time and shouldn’t be like the days of Mary Broh,” one of the recruited students, who requested anonymity, said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Top Cop calls for “calm” as Appeal Court hands down decisions today

first_imgNo-confidence MotionPolice Commissioner Leslie James on Thursday implored that the “current calm, peace and tranquility” should remain throughout the nation as the decisions in the No-confidence Motion appeals are handed down today.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesIn a statement on Thursday, the Top Cop said the leadership and members of the Guyana Police Force have noted social media notions of a “seeming intention to disrupt the current calm in our society.”“May I warn that anyone found in breach of the law will be dealt with in a condign manner. The Force’s membership throughout the 10 administrative regions is on high alert and endeavours to prevent and respond to any eventuality,” the Top Cop said.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday took to social media saying that he has learnt of reports that there are a few officers, “who are repeating to the ranks of the Guyana Police Force the lies, emanating from the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC camp, that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) plans violent protests. I urge those doing this to desist from doing so and to continue to act professionally.”According to the Opposition Leader, the people of Guyana have a right to peacefully protest the “usurpation of the Constitution by an administration that would be illegal as of midnight tonight (Thursday).”“I have sought to contact the Commissioner of Police, Leslie James, to inform him of these reports and to reiterate the Party’s full support for the Guyana Police Force, in dealing condignly with anyone who is involved in any act of violence, including damage to property,” Jagdeo said.ProtestsWhile the Opposition plans to organise protest action across the country, Jagdeo said these protests will be peaceful, declaring “we are very different from the PNC (People’s National Congress).”“We will not burn a single building in the city as they did or anywhere in the country. We will not damage public infrastructure. We will not beat people on the streets or harass them. We will not do anything that will harm our public servants, Policemen and women; soldiers, doctors, teachers from going about their daily business,” he explained.Rather, the Opposition Leader said, “Our target will be narrowly focused on the illegal President, illegal Prime Minister, and the illegal Ministers. That is where we would focus on. Not to pursue violence against them but to make life very uncomfortable for them who have been occupying offices illegally and violating the Constitution…Who now for their own self-interest will push our country into a crisis which may have implications for territorial integrity putting our country at risk because you want to hang on to power.”Today, the Court of Appeal will rule on the on all the appeals of the High Courts’ rulings.Last month, Government asked the Appeal Court to set aside the judgements made by the Chief Justice and filed a series of appeals.In the first case of AG v Speaker of the National Assembly and Opposition Leader, which deals with the 33 to 32 majority that was used to pass the No-confidence Motion, Williams is arguing that “there was a miscalculation of the majority of all elected members as required under Article 106 (6) of the Constitution for the Government to be defeated on a vote of no confidence”.Meanwhile, another case was AG v Christopher Ram, who had successfully sought to have the High Court validate the no-confidence resolution and have Government comply with constitutional provisions to demit office and call elections no later than March of this year.The Chief Justice had upheld both cases, ruling that the no-confidence vote was validly passed, and that Cabinet should have resigned. However, Williams in his appeal is claiming that the Chief Justice made an error in both of these rulings.In addition, Appeals were also filed by the lawyers appearing for State Minister Joseph Harmon; while a cross appeal was filed on behalf of Christopher Ram and an appeal was also filed on the dual citizenship issue.last_img read more

Eagles win game two 4-3

first_imgAnother close game between the Senior Flyers and the Stony Plain Eagles, and another win for the Eagles. The Albertans followed up their Saturday night shootout win, with a 4-3 regulation win on Sunday afternoon. Sunday’s game had a much faster start than had Saturday night’s affair, with a frantic pace for the first 5 minutes. There were few big hits, and a good flow early. But the quick pace wouldn’t last, as both teams seemed to struggle to find the speed and physicality that had characterized the series in November. – Advertisement -Stony Plain would open the scoring, when Blair Hennes outraced Tyler Loney into the Fort St. John zone, and beat Flyers starter Troy Hunt five-hole.  After a great cycling shift from the Clayton Bahm line, the Eagles came back the other way, and appeared to take a two-goal lead, on a nicely executed two-on-one, but the goal was called back due to a spearing penalty to Dean Tiltgen behind the play. On the ensuing powerplay, the Flyers would score their first (and only) powerplay goal of the weekend, when Clayton Bahm tipped a Mike Shipton point shot, and then banged home his own rebound, sending the teams into the rooms tied 1-1.In the first minute of the second period, a loose puck lingered in the Flyers zone, and the defence was unable to tie up Jeff Drummond, who fired it home to put Stony Plain back in front. The Flyers would quickly strike back, when Arlo Hadland made a long outlet pass, to set up a three-on-two, with quick puck movement from newcomer Greg Lakovic, to Tyler Brough, and finished by Dawson Creek native Dustin Kersey. Soon, the Eagles would break the deadlock for good. On a powerplay midway through the second, the Eagles put some extended pressure on FSJ, resulting in an Adrian Beaudin one-timer from the point, which found it’s way past Hunt and to the back of the net. Advertisement But, despite another powerplay in the final two minutes, that was as close as they would get, and the Eagles would win 4-3. After the game, coach Adam Brash rated the weekend as another success, though he admitted his team could have played a tighter series. [asset|aid=780|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=abe46d226ed79a9ea5679f3aba868ebf-brash-weekend_1_Pub.mp3] Brash also wasn’t shy about expressing his disappointment with the powerplay. [asset|aid=781|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=abe46d226ed79a9ea5679f3aba868ebf-brash-pp_1_Pub.mp3] Likewise, Kip Noble, who said he had a great time playing back in Dawson Creek, but agreed with his coach what the biggest problem had been. [asset|aid=782|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=abe46d226ed79a9ea5679f3aba868ebf-Noble-pp_1_Pub.mp3] Adam Loncan says it had been about 15 years since playing in his home town. He had fun playing in front of family and friends, but also felt the team got away from what has made it successful in the past. [asset|aid=783|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=abe46d226ed79a9ea5679f3aba868ebf-loncan-style_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement And so, the Eagles return to Alberta, and the Flyers return to the NPHL regular season. They begin a busy week on Tuesday night, when they visit a plucky Hythe Mustangs team. On Friday night, the blue and white visit Fairview for another division matchup. Then, on Saturday, they return to the NPA, to host the Valleyview Jets.center_img Before the period was out, Clem Arsenault streaked past Mike Shipton, and redirected a Tate Locke past Hunt for a two-goal lead. There was plenty of excitement in the second intermission, when fan Tokey Roberts won the chance to shoot 20 pucks from centre, with a chance at a new car at stake. Roberts seemed to be right on target, and when the dust had settled, fans realized he hadn’t been given his full allotment of pucks. After a brief conference, officials decided he deserved to win, and Brown’s Chevrolet awarded him a new car. In the third period, the Flyers tried to fight back, and just as they had on Saturday night, they were given several opportunities on the powerplay. But, the chances went awry, and time ticked away. With 8 minutes remaining, D.C. native Adam Loncan made good on a nice centering pass from Ryan Carter, to put the Flyers within one. Advertisementlast_img read more

Gourmet meal $25,000 a pop

first_imgCooked by six three-star Michelin chefs – four from France and one each from Germany and Italy – the menu featured complicated creations such as “tartar of Kobe beef with Imperial Beluga caviar and Belon oysters” and “mousseline of `pattes rouges’ crayfish with morel mushroom infusion.” Among the talented chefs, some said they found it challenging to give diners their money’s worth. Antoine Westermann of Le Buerhiesel, a top-class restaurant in Strasbourg, France, said he shaved 3 1/2ounces of Perigord truffles – worth about $350 – onto each plate of his “coquille Saint-Jacques and truffles.” “For $25,000, what do you expect?” he said. As guests entered the dinner, held at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant on the 65th floor overlooking Bangkok, attendants bowed and scattered rose petals at their feet. Men wore tuxedos, and women were dripping in diamonds. The guests included Fortune 500 executives, a casino owner from Macau and a Taiwanese hotel owner, said Deepak Ohri, Lebua’s managing director. He declined to reveal their identities. BANGKOK, Thailand – It was an evening of utter decadence – a 10-course gourmet dinner concocted by world-renowned chefs at $25,000 a head. Many of those who attended Saturday night’s culinary extravaganza in Bangkok hailed it as the meal of a lifetime. But it’s no easy task to eat plate after plate of Beluga caviar, Perigord truffles, Kobe beef, Brittany lobster – each paired with a rare and robust vintage wine. “It’s really amazing,” said one diner, Sophiane Foster, a wealthy Cambodian who lives in Malaysia, as she eyed the dinner’s eighth course – a “pigeon en croute with cepes mushrooms.” “But I can’t finish it. Your senses can only appreciate so much.” High-rolling food lovers flew in from the United States, Europe, the Middle East and other parts of Asia for the 40-seat dinner organized by the Lebua luxury hotel in Bangkok, grandly titled “Epicurean Masters of the World.” “It’s surreal. The whole thing is surreal,” said Alain Soliveres, the celebrated chef of the Taillevent restaurant in Paris. Soliveres prepared two of his signature dishes, including the first course: a “creme brulee of foie gras” that was washed down with a 1990 Cristal champagne – a bubbly that sells for more than $500 a bottle, but still stood out as one of the cheapest wines on the menu. “To have brought together all of these three-star Michelin chefs, and to serve these wines for so many people is just an incredible feat,” Soliveres said. Chefs submitted their grocery lists to organizers beforehand, and the ingredients were flown in fresh: black truffles, foie gras, oysters and live Brittany lobsters from France; caviar from Switzerland; white truffles from Italy. Diners also sipped their way through legendary vintage wines, such as a 1985 Romanee Conti, a 1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, a 1967 Chateau d’Yquem and a 1961 Chateau Palmer. The latter is considered “one of the greatest single wines of the 20th century,” said Alun Griffiths of Berry Bros. & Rudd, the British wine merchants that procured and shipped about six bottles of each wine for the dinner. The wine alone cost more than $200,000, Griffiths said. “Just to have one of these would be a great treat. To have 10 of them in one evening is the sort of thing that people would kill for.” On the street, where much of Bangkok’s best food is served, the dinner generated talk of over-the-top excess. “That is a waste of money,” said Rungrat Ketpinyo, 44, who sells Phad Thai noodles for 75cents a plate from a street cart outside the hotel. Organizers say the event was designed to promote Thai tourism and that most of the profits will go to two charities – Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Chaipattana Foundation, a rural development program set up by the king of Thailand. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

ECLISPE CINEMAS TO BRING BACK ROMANTIC CLASSIC ‘DIRTY DANCING’ TO THE BIG SCREEN

first_imgEclipse Classics: Management at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford and Strabane are bringing back classic films from the 80’s E.T. AND Dirty Dancing.27th July: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 24th Aug: Dirty Dancing (1987)Jurassic WorldTwenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.Released 11th June:  Certificate 12A:  Run Time 120mins  New Releases – tickets on sale now!!Minions 2D/3D – Release Date 26th JuneTerminator Genisys – Release Date 2nd JulyMagic Mike XXL – Release Date 3rd July   ECLISPE CINEMAS TO BRING BACK ROMANTIC CLASSIC ‘DIRTY DANCING’ TO THE BIG SCREEN was last modified: June 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Dirty DancingEclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

DDTV: GET BEHIND DONEGAL SCHOOL’S COOL ROAD SAFETY ENTRY!

first_imgA Co Donegal school have put together a unique road safety video and made it into the top three finalists in the whole of Ireland in the RSA Ireland Road Safety competition in the Irish language section.The 3 rd and 4th class in St. Egney’s national school in Desertegney, Buncrana, have done a terrific job on their super-cool video.The winner will be the school that gets the most views. And yes, we at Donegal Daily want you to go on in your thousands and get behind one of your own.Simply click on the video and give it a couple of minutes of your time. DDTV: GET BEHIND DONEGAL SCHOOL’S COOL ROAD SAFETY ENTRY! was last modified: May 17th, 2016 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:buncranadonegalROAD SAFETY AUTHORITYlast_img read more

Buncrana fancy-dress 5K to fundraise for defibrillator

first_imgInish Fitness will be having a fundraising fun fancy dress 5k on Saturday the 27th of August at 6:30pm starting at Buncrana pier.Prizes for best dressed male, female, and joint (for example, Batman & Robin, 118 50 lads, a horse etc.)All proceeds will go towards purchasing and installing a defibrillator for the Inish Fitness Centre. Entry fee is €10 if you’re dressed up, or €15 if you’re not dressed up. Buncrana fancy-dress 5K to fundraise for defibrillator was last modified: August 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:5kbuncranadefibrillatorFancy Dresslast_img read more