Debutants Mosin Fresh pool team win first up in Media Pool opener

first_imgThe Peoples Noticeboard who are making their debut in the competition turned up to meet Education Media, but were given the game on a golden platter with a forfeit after the opposite team failed to show.The Vitis Mosin Fresh People’s Noticeboard team captain, Raymond Evari was surprised but added that it was good to have early points since it was their debut into the competition.“It is good to have this surprise win in this very tough media pool competition but it is just the beginning,” Evari said.He also took the opportunity to thank the executive of the NGCB Media Pool Competition for accepting the Mosin Fresh Peoples Noticeboard pool team to be part of the competition.“ I am glad and happy that the Media Pool executive has accepted us to become a member of this great competition. I especially thank the chairman Tony Sipa, Secretary Eric Kone, Treasurer Chris Haro, Business operations coordinator Colin Taimbari and game coordinators for including us and we will do our best to perform to the best of out talent,” Evari said.Meanwhile, at the opening of season this morning at the Lamana Hotel at 11am, a total of 25 teams have registered.Media Pool Tournament director, Ephraim Kara told Loop PNG that there would be a grace period for all teams with a deadline set.“As of the latest we have 25 teams registered, however there is a grace period of three weeks in which time all teams must get their teams in order.”Kara who is taking on the directors’ role for the second year running called on all team to meet the June 28th deadline for all registrations to be completed.“Each team must pay a registration of K1, 500 by June 25 and by June 28 all registration will be complete,” Kara said.He added that this year, all team captains would be given one free Media Pool Rule Book while whose who wanted a copy would have to buy it for K10.last_img read more

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D-League: Pacesetter CEU crushes AMA by 35

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ “I’m happy with how the boys played. We were still feeling our way in the start, but when we focused to run on the break in the second quarter, that’s when everybody played well,” said coach Yong Garcia as the Scorpions remained on top of the standings at 6-1.Robbie Manalang led the hapless Titans with 23 points and four rebounds, while Mac Andaya tallied a double-double of 19 markers, 12 boards, and two blocks.AMA went down for the third straight time to fall to 1-6.The Scores:CEU 118 — Ebondo 27, Aquino 15, Fuentes 12, Veron 12, Manlangit 12, Opiso 10, Caballero 6, Cruz 6, Guinitaran 6, Wamar 6, Uri 5, Arim 2, Chan 0, Saber 0.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University hardly broke a sweat as it decimated AMA Online Education, 118-83, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Art Aquino and Mishaal Veron caught fire in the second quarter as the duo accounted for 21 of the Scorpions’ 42-point explosion to turn a tight 25-24 lead at the end of the opening frame to a decisive 67-41 halftime lead.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 83 — Manalang 23, Andaya 19, Escalambre 14, Martinez 11, Garcia 5, Lao 5, Antonares 2, Quijano 2, Taganas 2.Quarters: 25-24, 67-41, 97-58, 118-83.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The spread extended to as high as 42, 108-66, after a Joseph Manlangit three-pointer with 6:56 remaining as CEU shot a solid 46-percent clip from the field.Rod Ebondo remained as solid as ever for the Scorpions with 27 markers, 21 coming in the first half, to go with nine rebounds before sitting the game out at the 5:31 mark of the third period onwards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAquino got 15 markers, 11 of which coming in that telling second quarter, while Veron poured 10 of his 12 points in that frame, to go with five boards.Judel Fuentes finished with 12 points, five assists, and four rebounds, while Manlangit got 11 for CEU’s third straight win. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours D-League: Pingoy’s late 3s tow Akari-Adamson past Batangas-EAC Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

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It’s been a journey for Maguire from England fan to player

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I hope (it has) given him a lot of belief,” Southgate said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ England’s Harry Maguire argues with a lineman during the group G match between Tunisia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Two years ago during the European Championship, Harry Maguire was a fan in France watching his beloved England. Now, he’s the first Leicester City player to represent the country at the World Cup since Gordon Banks, England’s great goalkeeper during its one and only triumph in 1966.That’s some turnaround, especially as Maguire only made his international debut last October and plays for a team that hovered in the middle of the Premier League for most of last season. It’s fair to say that, unlike the majority of his England teammates, the softly-spoken Maguire hasn’t played in the really big games, domestically or in Europe.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Blatche, Abueva ‘not in game shape’ ahead of Taipei duel Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Maguire said getting the late winner could prove to be a bigger positive for the England lineup than winning the game by a comfortable margin.“We’ve shown great belief,” he said. “We should have been out of sight at halftime.”Maguire is exactly the kind of player coach Gareth Southgate wants in his ranks — young and unburdened by the failures of the recent past — as he seeks to change the narrative around the English national team following an era of underperformance.“I think his potential is huge,” Southgate said. “He is probably the one player — him and (goalkeeper Jordan) Pickford — who haven’t played in cup finals or big-stage Champions League games. Maybe for him it was more of a voyage of discovery (against Tunisia) than for some of the others. He has great composure, he has really defensive qualities … And he’s got a really lovely calm temperament.”Maguire’s experience against Tunisia will surely help for tougher matches to come.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “It’s been a strange but very exciting time over the last few years and something that I’m ever so proud of,” Maguire said on the eve of the tournament.England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia in Volgograd was the biggest match the 25-year-old defender has ever played.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd he more than passed the test, reinforcing his position in the starting lineup for England’s next Group G match against Panama.After some early nerves, he grew stronger during the match and defended solidly. And he was a presence in attack, not least in the lead up to the goal that gave England its 2-1 victory. It was from Maguire’s headed pass that the other Harry — Kane that is — nodded in for England’s winner in stoppage time.last_img read more

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‘Liberians Need to Catch Up’

first_imgThe Chinese Ambassador to Liberia has stressed the need for Liberia to catch up with her neighbors, saying, “Liberia is far behind its neighbors in terms of education, manpower development and capacity building.” Ambassador Zhang Yue said there is urgency in the area of manpower development capacity building, especially in the area of technical education that would be of great asset to the many unemployed young people in the country.“This huge deficit in the human resource capacity area of the country, Ambassador Yue said, “came as a result of the prolonged civil unrest that swept across the country, ruining the future of young Liberian generations.”He spoke at a dinner held by the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Youth and Sports in honor of the Chinese government and the Shanxi Engineering Construction Group, which constructed the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC), for their commitment to the development of Liberian youth. The MVTC has been completed and is expected to be dedicated very soon.“In formal education, it takes nine to 12 years of school, but the civil conflict lasted over 13 years. That means, one generation missed out or was affected. Liberians need to catch up. Liberians need to bridge that gap,” the Chinese diplomat said, noting that bridging that gap can only come in the form of vocational education.He said last year was another wasted year for young Liberians because they were unable to go through the academic year because of the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. “Last year was another year of lost education,” Amb. Yue recalled. He said the MVTC project is another symbol of the strong relationship that now exists between Liberia and China.“As you know, for the past decade, China has contributed immensely to the education of Liberia in your efforts to recover from the civil conflicts that lasted over 14 years,” he said.Ambassador Yue said “The first one is the Fendell Campus of the University of Liberia, and I think this MVTC building is a very comprehensive complex, not only with its beautiful classrooms and other facilities, but the dormitory facilities.” “I’m grateful that it has been completed and it could not have been at a better time than this – right after the Ebola outbreak. This is a very good reason to celebrate.”He reiterated that China’s involvement in Liberia’s postwar recovery efforts is not only in the economic development, security and other sectors, but education, which he said, “is one of the hot priorities of this country.” He also noted that Fendell and the MVTC projects are good gifts of the Chinese government in support of Liberians’ efforts to recover their economic and social lives. “This is another demonstration of China’s friendship, our sincerity in our relationship with the Liberian people. And I am very pleased that Ebola did not stop us. It did not scare away our contractors, and right after that, our people swiftly resumed their works.” Education is not just to do literacy and basic knowledge, he said, “but living and working skills, all of that, the right facility for the capacity building of the young people for their living and working experiences.” “China will always stand with Liberia in the area of education because this area is the future of all nations,” declared Ambassador Yue. Youth and Sports Minister, Eugene Nagbe, said that the program was to show appreciation to the government and people of the Republic of China and Shanxi.“It is always good to show appreciation. This is a great gift, but what is a gift when it is not utilized properly?“We are also happy because we have received another commitment from the Chinese side that one year after the handover, they will perform general services, meaning they will help us maintain the facilities,” Nagbe said.He said the reason why his ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs encouraged the Chinese to continue their engagement with the project is “because we required a period of transition for us to maintain the facility properly.”In the software area of the project, Minister Nagbe said 25 Liberians are currently undergoing specialized training in vocational education in China.“I am also happy and thankful even as we speak here today, we have 25 of our employees, trainers, instructors and teachers, who are currently in China undergoing training so that they too can come back and impart knowledge to their brothers and sisters.”Meanwhile, the Ambassador was presented with a gift of an engraving of the National Seal of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Gbehley-geh Women Farmers Reap More Produce, High Income

first_imgLiberian women who play crucial roles as farmers, laborers and entrepreneurs face greater challenges than men in accessing needed resources. To combat this, the USAID Food and Enterprise Development Program (USAID FED) for Liberia has partnered with agricultural women’s groups to provide access to these needed resources. FED’s work with the Gbehley-geh Rural Women Farmers’ Cooperative Society (GRWFCS), located in Karnplay, Nimba County, is one example of this partnership. In April 2015, with support from USAID FED, members of the GRWFCS sold 39 metric tons of milled rice to the World Food Program (WFP), to earn USD $28,860 which equates to USD $37 per 50 kg bag. The women also sold 800 50 kg bags of paddy rice to Liberia Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in April, and generated an additional USD $16,000 (USD $20 per 50 kg bag). “We have been able to obtain a contract from WFP to supply milled rice through the support of USAID FED, which has helped us generate substantial additional income,” said Annie Kruah, chairlady of GRWFCS. Annie established the GRWFCS organization in 2005 to create economic opportunities for women who became widows during the Liberian civil war.In 2013, Annie and 86 other women entered into a partnership with USAID FED under GRWFCS to develop 15 hectares of lowland rice with improved seeds and technical assistance.In 2015, the women extended their rice field to 20 hectares to commence planting with support from USAID FED.Additionally, USAID FED supplied the women with tools, fertilizers and cassava processing equipment in early 2015 to improve their processing capacity, which was previously done manually. Now, these women can process up to 1 MT a week compared to the 0.5 MT per week they were able to process previously. The women also cultivated 1 hectare of farmland and planted this with improved cassava variety provided by USAID FED. The Gbehley-geh women farmers have benefitted from tools, seeds and other inputs from USAID FED in 2015. This assistance will further increase their production capacity and subsequently generate more income.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Miner remanded on firearm and ammunition charges

first_imgA 33-year-old gold miner of Mabura Landing, Upper Demerara River, was on Monday remanded to prison by Magistrate Clive Nurse on charges of unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.The defendant, Klaus Pearce, made his first appearance at the Linden Magistrate’s Courts, where he pleaded not guilty to the charges. The first charge alleged that on Saturday, March 10, 2018, he had 22 rounds of .380 live ammunition at Seaballi Backdam, Upper Demerara River, without being the holder of a firearm licence at the time.The second charge stated that on the same date while at the same location, he had a matching .380 semi-automatic pistol in his possession without a firearm licence being in force at the said time.According to Police information, the defendant was arrested by ranks at approximately 09:45h on the day in question at Seaballi Backdam, Upper Demerara River with the unlawful weapon and matching ammunition. He was remanded to prison until April 5, 2018.last_img read more

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Sheriff spells out priorities

first_imgYoungblood said the vacancies will ease as new graduates emerge from training academies. There are about 60 potential new deputies in three classes that will be graduating in the coming year. Youngblood comes into the sheriff’s post with a 30-year history with the department. He has held a number of roles in the department, including serving in the county jail system, as patrol deputy, a robbery investigator, and as commander for the substations of Rosamond, Mojave and Boron. Among his first actions since being sworn in as sheriff, Youngblood is pushing a plan to expand the county’s gang task force from eight deputies to 21. The plan, given tentative approval by the county Board of Supervisors, will cost about $5 million over the next two years. “If we don’t control it soon, we’ll never control it,” Youngblood said of the county’s gang crime issue. Youngblood said Rosamond will be among the communities the gang task force will be focus on, along with Bakersfield and McFarland, a community of 12,000 people that has seen six gang-related homicides in recent months. In Rosamond’s case, Youngblood said there is a concern enforcement efforts in neighboring Lancaster and Palmdale are pushing gang members north. Another major issue is determining how to handle jail inmates. The county’s jail 2,450-bed system is under federal limits to prevent overcrowding. “When you reach that capacity, when someone comes in someone has to go out,” Youngblood said. The result is that inmates are serving only about 10 percent of their sentences. Jail construction costs are enormous and relief from the governor’s proposed prison construction plan is at least three years or more away, Youngblood said. One concept Youngblood wants to look at is reducing recidivism by enhancing vocational training. The idea would be to place low-risk inmates with members of the community willing to take them on as minimum wage apprentices during the term of the sentence. At the end of their sentence, inmates would have practical job skills. Inmates in such a program would go to what is referred to as day reporting centers. Inmates would report regularly to the center, be tested periodically for drug and alcohol abuse, and receive counseling. “That’s where we’re going in corrections,” Youngblood said. There are about 4,700 such centers across the country. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROSAMOND – Filling deputy vacancies, expanding gang enforcement and finding new ways to handle jail inmates are among the top priorities for new Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood. Youngblood, who was sworn in as sheriff in January, said one of his goals is to fill 90 deputy vacancies in the department. Rosamond has five of its 13 positions vacant, and one post is filled with a deputy on a temporary duty assignment. “This community will get those deputies,” Youngblood said. Youngblood said he is also committed to bringing in at least two deputies for the Boron substation, which currently has no one assigned to it. last_img read more

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Henry, Vieira clash postponed as more games called off amid security concerns in France

first_imgSunday night’s encounter between Saint-Etienne and Marseille and Saturday’s meeting of Angers and Bordeaux have also been postponed on the request of local authorities.The latest postponements come after Paris Saint-Germain’s game against Montpellier and Lyon’s trip to Toulouse — scheduled for Saturday — were both called off due to security concerns, and the possibility remains that all other French top-flight games could be postponed too.Since November 17, demonstrators wearing yellow, high-visibility vests have blockaded roads in protest against higher taxes on diesel fuel.Demonstrations turned particularly violent last Saturday, with 412 people arrested after the worst clashes in central Paris for decades. A new round of protests is expected this weekend.The Cote d’Azur derby was due to see Monaco take on a Nice side coached by Patrick Vieira, Henry’s former teammate at Arsenal and the French national side.Henry oversaw just his second win in 10 games in charge of struggling Monaco as they beat Amiens 2-0 away on Tuesday with a brace of penalties by Radamel Falcao, but the 2017 champions remain in the bottom three.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thierry Henry and Monaco will have to wait before taking on Patrick Vieira’s Nice © AFP/File / VALERY HACHEParis, France, Dec 6 – Three more Ligue 1 games scheduled for this weekend, including the clash between Thierry Henry’s Monaco and local rivals Nice, have been postponed, the French league (LFP) said Thursday, amid fears of more violent “yellow vest” protests in France over rising living costs.The LFP said Friday evening’s game at the Stade Louis II had been called off following a request by the government in the Mediterranean principality, “in collaboration” with authorities in the neighbouring French Alpes-Maritimes prefecture, which includes Nice.last_img read more

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Worth the hype? Man Utd and Liverpool target scores the winner for Brazil at Copa America

first_imgRoberto Firmino’s goal against Venezuela helped to send Brazil into the knockout stages of the Copa America in the early hours of Monday morning.The 23-year-old missed an absolute sitter earlier in the tournament, but has finally found his shooting boots.Manchester United and Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Hoffenheim midfielder this summer, who is valued in the region of £15-20 million.You can see his strike in full below, but Chelsea’s Willian probably deserves to take partial credit for some superb play on the wing. Roberto Firmino 1last_img

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Tottenham linked with 30-year-old Ligue 1 midfielder

first_img1 Tottenham may launch a bid for Saint Etienne’s Jeremy Clement, according to reports in France.Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be unhappy with his current options in midfield following Spurs’ winless start to their Premier League campaign.Spurs have scouted Clement in the past and have now rekindled their interest in the defensive midfielder, claim France Football.However, Saint Etienne are keen to keep hold of their man,  at least until after their Europa League play-off game against Milsami.The 30-year-old has made 125 league appearances for the club since signing from Paris Saint-Germain in 2011. Jeremy Clement [left] last_img

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