Pacific Nations teams push for more home Tests

first_imgThe success of last year’s tournament across Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand has opened the door for international games to be showcased in a similar way to the NRL taking clashes to regional areas in Australia throughout 2018.The annual mid-season Pacific Tests, which have been played since 2013, have been based in Sydney’s west for the last five years – an agreement that will continue next season.But with the mid-year Denver Test match featuring New Zealand and England kicking off on Sunday, the clash could kick off a new era for international scheduling and locations.All four Pacific nations teams attended a Pacific Test gala day in Campbelltown on Wednesday and backed the possible expansion of the game involving playing hosts.Tongan forward Jason Taumalolo told it was only a matter of time before the powerhouse second-tier nation hosted an international fixture.The World Cup squad travelled back to Tonga following the tournament and were overwhelmed by the support.”That’s one of many things we’re trying to achieve is to get a game over there,” Taumalolo said.”There are a lot of Tongan fans in Australia and New Zealand so playing a game back there would only grow the game.”There wouldn’t be a spare seat in the house if it were to happen.”Samoa is in a similar boat to their Tongan rivals but were able to last hosted a game in Apia during the Four Nations tournament in 2016, which coincided with their 30th rugby league anniversary celebrations.”It was unreal,” Samoan prop Sam Kasiano said, after being part of the side that loss to Fiji 20-18.”I think I scored a try that game. It was just awesome to be able to play in front of our people who live in our country. I think it’s time to do it again, we love it wherever we play but being at home is something special.”The Fijian side hosted Australia in a warm-up last year leading into the World Cup, while Papua New Guinea play host to the Prime Ministers XIII annually and co-hosted last year’s tournament in spectacular fashion.”Playing back in PNG, there is nothing better than pulling on a Kumuls jersey,” PNG fullback Justin Olam told”It’s the best feeling in the world. We got to do it at the World Cup and the crowd was always packed, people couldn’t get in. My family wanted more tickets. It doesn’t matter who we play.”I hope the next time is not when we play in the World Cup again but this year or next year.”last_img read more

Tolisso: ankle surgery and low ‘sine die’ at Bayern Munich

first_imgTolisso I will be at least a month off until rehabilitation can begin. The total time in which Tolisso will be unable to place himself under the technician is unknown. Hansi Flick. Another serious setback for the French international in his time at Bayern. Last season he was almost in the dry dock due to a knee injury: Injuries do not just let him have continuity in the whole of Bavaria. Bayern paid Lyon just over € 40 million for their services in the summer of 2017. Once it looks like the Bundesliga will restart on May 9, the Bayern Munich You are already preparing for that moment, although you will have to do it without Corentin Tolisso. French midfielder He had an operation on the morning of this Tuesday from an injury to his left ankle. The Frenchman has undergone surgery on the external ligaments of the left ankle by Dr. Johannes Gabel, in Murnau (Germany), as reported by the Bavarian club. While, The Bavarian team is already training with demand and in small groups, following the sanitary indications, to be at their peak before the Bundesliga meeting.last_img read more

3-way tie for lead in Bahamas with Woods at the bottom

first_imgMatt Nieto picks best time to regain form, has career high in UAAP Finals opener Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 He made birdie on four of them Saturday, leading him to a 5-under 67 that gave him a share of the lead with Henrik Stenson and Jon Rahm and set up a wide-open conclusion that could feature more than half the 18-man field.The tournament host is not among them.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 ChrissTiger Woods took three shots from just off the green at the par-5 third hole — chipping is tough on everyone at Albany — for a double bogey and a ragged start that never got much better until a few late birdies salvaged a 72.He was in last place, 11 shots out of the lead. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ As for Woods?He isn’t putting a lot of stock into an event, and he wasn’t about to make any comparisons to his return to golf in the Bahamas last year.“Last year I was in a completely different spot, completely different scenario and trying to piece together, see if I could actually play this game again,” Woods said. “I know I can play now, and I know I can win. I just have not done a very good job this week of playing clean and keeping my rounds going like I should and could have.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s definitely not alarming, for sure,” said Woods, in his first 72-hole event since winning the Tour Championship. “I just haven’t played clean.”Stenson and Rahm each had a 3-under 69 to join Finau at 13-under 203.Stenson and Finau are going for their first victory of the year, even though this holiday event is not attached to any tour and is considered unofficial except for the world ranking points, which are more than four of the domestic events in the fall on the PGA Tour.Finau did everything right except win this year, including his first Ryder Cup appearance. Stenson has won at least once around the world in five of the last six years.Winning is always nice,” said Stenson, a runner-up to Hideki Maruyama two years ago in the Bahamas. “It never gets old no matter how big or small the tournament. You can’t say that this is a small tournament given the field. Who you’re playing against is obviously going to give you a nice boost if you managed to win it.”ADVERTISEMENT Gary Woodland, who was over par toward the end of his opening round, had a 67 and suddenly is only two shots behind. Rickie Fowler also had a 67, and suddenly the defending champion is back in the mix at three shots behind.Fowler’s name was mentioned more than once Saturday. A year ago, he started seven shots behind and closed with a tournament-best 61 to win by four.“If you get wind all day, you don’t expect people to low,” Rahm said. “But I don’t think they did last year, and Rickie shot 11 under, right? I’ve kept saying it the same way. I think whoever plays the par 5s … with the better score’s going to have a chance.”Advantage Finau, at least over the last two days.He decided to add 2 degrees of loft to his putter after opening with a 72, and he has followed with rounds of 64-67. Most of that is due to the par 5s, which he has played in 9 under the last two rounds.“We play a lot of golf courses on the PGA Tour where there’s only two or three, so to be able to have those couple extra par 5s, you just know you’re going to have some opportunities to score,” Finau said. “And I’ve been able to take advantage of those opportunities on those par 5s.”Saturday had plenty of action beyond the birdies.Dustin Johnson, one shot out of the lead, took two chips and one putt to get up the slope right of the green on the par-3 second and made triple bogey. He was 4 over for the round after two holes, got it back to even par at the turn and had to settle for a 72. He still was only four shots behind, along with Xander Schauffele (66).Patrick Cantlay also made triple bogey on No. 2 — playing with Johnson, giving them a combined score of 12 on the par 3 — after chipping over the green and taking two shots to get on. He also was the only player in a rain suit this week, but only to step into the water on No. 12 to play a shot.Alex Noren had a 70, but it was far from dull. The Sweden made eagle on the par-5 15th, followed that with a triple bogey on the 16th, and then responded with an ace on the par-3 17th. That would be eagle-triple bogey-eagle for those scoring at home. LATEST STORIES Tiger Woods hits from the third tee during the first round of the Hero World Challenge at the Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Woods now is No. 13 in the world as he hosts this holiday tournament for the 20th time. (AP Photo/Dante Carrer)Tony Finau had never seen Albany Golf Club until the pro-am at the Hero World Challenge, and one aspect of the course caught his eye immediately.“When I’m playing well, I feel like I can score on any golf course, especially a course that has five par 5s,” Finau said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Steph Curry joins Barack Obama at ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ event

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The initiative was a call to communities to close opportunity gaps for minority boys, especially African-American, Latino and Native American boys, Obama said to roughly 100 boys attending the alliance’s first national gathering. The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is part of the Obama Foundation.“We had to be able to say to them, ‘you matter, we care about you, we believe in you and we are going to make sure that you have the opportunities and chances to move forward just like everybody else’,” Obama said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsObama, who left office in 2017, was joined by basketball star Curry. The men spoke for about an hour, answering questions from the audience and joking around. They talked about lacking confidence or being aimless as teens.Obama praised single mothers, including his own. He advised the boys to look for a mentor, and to find opportunities to guide others. Curry joined the former president in praising the value of team-work.“What we do on the court and the joy that comes out of that is second to none,” he said, “because nothing great is done by yourself.”The former president cracked up the audience, and Curry, when asked a question about being a man. He said that being a man is about being a good person, someone who is responsible, reliable, hard-working and compassionate. Being a man, he said, is not about life as portrayed in some rap or hip-hop music.“If you are very confident about your sexuality, you don’t have to have eight women around you twerking,” he said to applause. “‘Cause I’ve got one woman who I’m very happy with. And she’s a strong woman.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Steph Curry grateful for dad Dell’s influence in his career02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Batang Gilas gets tough group with Greece, Argentina, Russia in Fiba U19 World Cup Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Former President Barack Obama, left, gestures as Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry laughs while speaking at the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place.Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative he launched after the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The death of the African-American teen sparked protests over racial profiling.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Govt to set up Lands Commission to address anomalies with communal lands

first_imgpresident David Granger announced that his Government will establish a Lands Commission which will be tasked with rectifying the existing anomalies, and resolve the controversies surrounding thousands of hectares of communal lands across the country.President David Granger delivering the keynote address at the Fourth Annual State of the African Guyanese Forum held at Critchlow Labour CollegeHe was at the time addressing a large gathering at the Fourth Annual State of the African Guyanese Forum held at the Critchlow Labour College on Sunday. The forum, which was organised by the Cuffy250 Committee, was held under the theme, “African Guyanese self-realisation: Challenges for the next 50 years.The President said that these communal villages are the cradles of the free economy and of local democracy as a whole. He called on the Cuffy250 Committee to pay closer attention to what is happening at the level of the villages.Creating opportunities to foster the growth of village economies is one of the five objectives which he outlined as part of Guyana’s plan of action for the United Nations-designated International Decade for People of African Descent.“We have to walk on two legs, not only looking at the economy but also looking at the way those villages are governed. The villages were the homes of our households, homes of our schools, homes of our churches, homes of our farms… So the plan of action which I ask you to contemplate today should aim at revitalising village economies,” President Granger said.The Head of State pointed out that twenty months of the ‘International Decade’ have already elapsed and as such, there needs to be, now, an organisation and a plan to ensure the implementation of the programme. The main objective of the ‘International Year’ was to raise awareness of the challenges facing People of African descent with the view of fostering discussions that could generate proposals for solutions to tackle these challenges.He assured that his Government will work with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which represent people of African descent in fulfilling the objectives of the decade, another of which includes education.The President said that education remains the way out of poverty and inequality. He pointed out that while the right to free primary education is protected under the Constitution, it does not prevent more than 4000 Guyanese children from dropping-out of school each year.“Just as our illiterate foreparents 178 years ago, saw the benefits of education, we their educated descendants, can do no better than to ensure that every single child goes to school and stay in school… This is what the boats, bicycles, and buses programme is all about. It is about getting children to school and keeping them in school,” the Head of State said.Achieving equality and eliminating ethnic discrimination is another objective which the President said Guyanese should endeavour to fulfil: “Discrimination against anyone promotes insecurity and social exclusion and that could lead to disorder.”He also spoke about employment and said that the government is aware of the plight faced by many school-leavers to find jobs.“The Plan of Action must aim at reducing the high incidence of unemployment in the economy and aim at creating an entrepreneurship programme to assist young Guyanese to establish and manage their businesses,” he said.“August 2016 obliges us not only to look back at the contributions of those who helped to build Guyana but also to look forward to the type of country we wish to bequeath to our children and grandchildren. All Guyanese are entitled to share equitably in the patrimony of this great country,” the President said.He called on African-Guyanese organisations to get more involved and consult among themselves so that the main objectives of the International Decade for People of African Descent as well as other specific measurable targets, can be achieved.The Cuffy250 Committee is made up of a group of Guyanese in the United States and Guyana who came together in 2013 to observe the 250th anniversary of the Berbice Revolt, led by Cuffy against the slave system. It is dedicated to encouraging socioeconomic and cultural revitalisation within the African-Guyanese community and the fostering of ethnic and racial equality in Guyana.last_img read more

‘Strike Values, Not Personality in Campaign Days’

first_img– Advertisement – Former Chief Justice of Liberia, Cllr. Frances Johnson Allison, yesterday called on electorates to speak with logic that has value during campaign period rather than dignifying a candidate of their choice at the detriment of the country’s peace.Cllr. Allison spoke when she delivered a keynote address at the non-violent election campaign organized by the Friends Of Our Time (FOOT) in the Borough of Kru Town, Bushrod Island. She said the time is now for all eligible voters to think of the right things to do during the campaign period that will lead to the peaceful conduct of the October polls.According to the timetable of the National Elections (NEC), campaigning will officially kick off on July 31 and will end on October 8, two days to the election.“Political campaign is like a beauty pageant,” she said, “but unlike a beauty pageant which calls for physical beauty, ideal weight, height and other important factors of a contestant, political campaigns present us challenging questions such as the loyalty of a candidate to lead as called for by the constitution, his or her knowledge on domestic and foreign issues, his or her commitment to truthfully discharge duty as should be, among many others,” Cllr. Allison said.Cllr. Allison’s remarks come from her unique and enviable professional background and personal perspective. She is a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, former chairperson of the National Elections Commission (NEC), and former Minister of Justice.“Focus on issues and distance yourselves from hate speeches, insults and unnecessary denigration of other contestants. Ask people: ‘what are you capable of doing to change situations for the better should you win and most importantly how do you stand to achieve your goals in carrying our country forward?’” she admonished.She also called on aspirants participating in the ensuing elections to be responsible and capable of directing the affairs of their supporters. “If you lack the ability to manage the affairs of your own party then how will we believe that you could possibly handle national issues as they show up, particularly in a challenging economy as ours? Let us maintain the peace by accepting the results, particularly so when no one has any reliable fact that there is any cheating,” she said.Cllr. Allison called on the NEC to avoid doing anything that might cause trouble. “NEC has to rebuild its confidence in the voters so that their appetite to happily partake in the election processes can be assured and exercised without a need to beg them. Be neutral and conduct a transparent electoral process,” she said.She reemphasized that her position on the Code of Conduct remains that it is not ok for the country now but, since the Supreme Court has ruled that it is legal, “let it hold.”For his part, the executive director of the National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections (NAYMOTE), Mr. Eddie Jarwolo, said Liberia’s peace remains fragile until the right options in the interest of the state are considered by the ruling establishment and the opposition block.Eddie Jarwolo, Executive DIrector, NAYMOTE“I believe that it is in 2006 we began experiencing the tenets of democracy, not long since as it is portrayed in debates and political arguments,” Mr. Jarwolo said.He termed President Sirleaf’s leadership as an interim leadership rather than a fully established body intended to truly jumpstart the country’s real developmental agenda.“I think President Sirleaf was elected to set the stage for real future national governance. Her administration in twelve years will be leaving more scars such as high unemployment rate, high exchange rate between the US dollar and our currency, dominance in government of imported ministers and other officials as well as poor health and other structures thought to have been revamped in twelve years,” he pointed out.“My advice to the young people is to be moderate in their activities and farsighted. Many politicians have used them to accomplish their aims in this country and it is still possible that they can be used today if care is not taken,” he said, adding that alcohol, money and other things are used by politicians to easily sway youth into doing things that harm the country.He called on all voters to be reminded of the over 14-year civil crises in Liberia as well as the post elections violence in Gambia, Ivory Coast and Kenya.He also showed a video depicting post elections violence in Kenya in 2007, where over 1000 innocent citizens there died, others raped and victimized in many other ways, with the country suffering a great setback.Also speaking, the NEC director of Civic Voter Education (CVE), Mr. Senesee G. Freeman, said NEC is not and will not be intimidated by anyone, including the ruling establishment, as it carries out its functions.“We are carrying out vigorous civic voter education so as to help our people understand how NEC is working and what its limitations are,” Mr. Freeman said. He added that NEC is working closely with the security sector in order to keep the peace during and after the October polls.The vice governor of Kru Town, Mr. S. Tugee Worloh, who represented his boss, said the traditional people of the Borough of Kru Town will closely work with all political parties in making sure there is peace in the country.He welcomed the idea of inter-party and community dialogue that will enhance peaceful coexistence.Press Union of Liberia president Charles Coffey said if citizens allow the country to be torn apart again, politicians will escape to foreign lands and be in safe environments while those back home suffer the consequences of destabilizing the peace. “We only have here as our home. If we attempt destroying it, who will we blamed? Of course no one else but ourselves,” he said.The president of the Friends of Our Time (FOOT), George Kermue Barpeen, said he is disappointed in political parties for not honoring invitations to put forward initiatives that seek to provide sufficient education on maintaining peace in the country.“Not too many of them care about what we are doing but our concern is that we look forward to a peaceful election process,” said Barpeen, who himself is a former president of the Press Union of Liberia. He thanked the participants for attending the peace campaign dialogue and called on all to support the country’s peace, “no matter how hard the feelings may be.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Cllr. Frances Johnson Allisonlast_img read more

250,470 hectares of old-growth forest preserved in Dawson Creek

first_imgThe Dawson Creek timber supply area is roughly between the Peace River and Kakwa Provincial Park, and Pine Le Moray Provincial Park and the Alberta border.Old-growth forests are those that are more than 120 to 140 years old. The forests create habitat for thousands of plant and animal species while allowing for the cultivation of non-timber forest products such as mushrooms and medicinal plants. The new areas bring the total number of old-growth management areas in British Columbia to about 7,800, totaling almost 675,000 hectares. More than a quarter of a million hectares in the Dawson Creek timber supply area will be managed to conserve old-growth forest.Minister of Forests and Range and Minister Responsible for the Integrated Land Management Bureau Pat Bell made the announcement on Friday.The 250,470 hectares are in 240 separate areas in the timber supply area, with the largest being about 10,000 hectares in size. – Advertisement -Old growth-management areas are mapped pieces of forest that forest companies are required to identify while preparing forest stewardship plans, and are managed to coincide with the forest’s natural lifecycle. As the lifecycles of the trees in the area ends, they may be harvested by the licensee. The licensee offers a replacement old-growth management area, which the Province recognizes as having similar qualities. The 250,470 hectares are the first in the Dawson Creek timber supply area to be defined as old-growth management areas. It also replaces a practice that required licensees to manage a percentage of their land base for old-growth biodiversity. But, it did not map those sections of land.Advertisementlast_img read more

Northeast unemployment rate drops in November

The unemployment rate in Northeastern BC dropped below 7 per cent in November.The unemployment rate in our region is currently sitting at 6.4 per cent which is 1.2 per cent less than October.Although the unemployment rate has dropped in November, the current rate is still higher than November 2009, when the rate was 5.5 per cent.- Advertisement -Vancouver Island/Coast and Victoria have the lowest unemployment rate in the province at 5.8 per cent. The highest unemployment rate in the province belongs to the Abbotsford at 8.1 per cent.The province as a whole saw a decrease to 7.0 per cent from 7.5 per cent in October.BC still lags behind the rest of the Western provinces, Manitoba 5.1 per cent, Saskatchewan 5.5 per cent, Alberta 5.6 per cent and the national rate sits at 7.6 per cent.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Bafana stay in hunt for last-16 spot after laboured win

first_img0Shares0000South Africa’s midfielder Bongani Zungu celebrates after scoring during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Group D football match between South Africa and Namibia at the Al Salam Stadium in the Egyptian capital Ciaro on June 28, 2019. © AFP / Khaled DESOUKICAIRO, Egypt, Jun 29 – France-based Bongani Zungu scored as unimpressive South Africa laboured to a 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D win over Namibia Friday to keep alive hopes of making the second round.However, to book a last-16 place the winners will probably need at least a point against leaders Morocco, who defeated the Ivory Coast 1-0 in the first match of a double-header. Already qualified Morocco have six points, the Ivory Coast and South Africa three each and Namibia remained pointless after two solitary-goal losses.With Ivory Coast set to beat Namibia Monday, the best South Africa can realistically hope for is one of four places reserved for the best third-place finishers.It looks increasingly likely that teams coming third in the six groups will need a minimum of four points to be among the quartet that survives.Zungu netted on 68 minutes with a header off a corner to settle a match that lacked the quality of the clash between Morocco and the Ivory Coast.South Africa made four changes to the team that started in a loss to the Ivory Coast four days ago, including the shock demotion of goalkeeper Ronwen Williams, who was outstanding.He was replaced by Darren Keet and Hlompho Kekana, Zungu and Sibusiso Vilakazi were also promoted with Kamohelo Mokotjo, Lebohang Maboe and injured Dean Furman dropping out.Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti included Egypt-based Benson Shilongo for Absalom Limbondi in the lone change to the side that unluckily lost to Morocco after conceding a late own-goal.– Blazed over –South Africa had a chance to go ahead on 16 minutes, but Vilakazi blazed over at the Al Salam Stadium in the Egyptian capital after a Themba Zwane backheel gave him a clear sight of goal.Mannetti must have been pleased when the 21st minute passed as he was part of the side trailing South Africa 4-0 at that point when they last met 21 years ago in Burkina Faso.South Africa’s forward Percy Tau (R) dribbles past Namibia’s defenders during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Group D football match between South Africa and Namibia at the Al Salam Stadium in the Egyptian capital Ciaro on June 28, 2019. © AFP / JAVIER SORIANONow retired Benni McCarthy scored all four Bafana Bafana (The Boys) goals in the victory and how England-born coach Stuart Baxter must have longed for someone similarly clinical in this match.South Africa had plenty of possession, but lacked creativity in the final third of the pitch and their frustration led to many hopeful, long-range shots.Namibia, with four South Africa-based players in the line-up, held their own and did not resemble a side 41 places lower in the world rankings.Percy Tau, of whom much had been expected in this Cup of Nations, could have broken the deadlock as half-time approached but a weak shot was comfortably saved by Loydt Kazapua.Deon Hotto came close to putting Namibia ahead midway through the second half after Keet spilled a cross and the Namibian had his shot cleared off the line by Buhle Mkhwanazi.Almost immediately, South Africa forced a corner and Zungu from Ligue 1 outfit Amiens rose unchallenged in the middle of the six-yard box to nod the former champions into the lead.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

4 grand-theft suspects held

first_img“(The Accord) hit an unoccupied parked car. It continues to evade the officer,” Salazar said. The short pursuit ended at Norwalk Boulevard and Dorland Street when the car hit a curb and overturned. It ended up lying on its roof, she added. The driver fled. A sheriff’s helicopter spotted the man jumping over fences. Officers closed off an area. Salazar said the man was found in the 5900 block of Morrill Avenue. “He was in a backyard near a garage,” Salazar said. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThey were booked at Whittier Jail and will be arraigned Wednesday at Whittier Superior Court. Whittier police spokeswoman Diana Salazar said Prieto is also a parolee-at-large and that the 2006 gold-color Honda Accord was stolen from Pico Rivera. She didn’t know when it was stolen. No one was injured in the incident that began at 8:49 a.m. Salazar said the Accord drew an officer’s interest because its license plates were covered in paper and the driver also committed a traffic violation. When the officer tried to pull the car over, the driver took off. The chase was on. WHITTIER – Police arrested four people and recovered a stolen car Monday after a short chase that ended with the vehicle hitting a curb and overturning. The driver fled but was later found hiding in a yard. David Gavaldon, 27, of Whittier was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto, evading police and burglary. Arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto were Chante Prieto, 21, of Whittier; Guadalupe Jacobo, 33, of Whittier; and Monica Padilla, 30, of West Covina. last_img read more