Magpies will play tough Hunters side this evening

first_imgWith a competition that spans as much of Queensland as the Intrust Super Cup, any away trip is tough.  But none come much tougher than a game in Port Moresby to play the Hunters as South Logan Magpies will play the tough PNG side this evening at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.The Hunters haven’t lost in PNG at any ground since they were beaten by the Tigers in Round 17, 2014. Throw in the fanatical support, and it is a tough gig.PNG Hunters kept their home record intact with a much-needed win last weekend, after going winless since the PNG international side’s breakthrough win in the International week.Popular centre Thompson Teteh will play in his 50th Cup game this weekend and a big performance could see him equal a club record.He scored his third try of the season in last Sunday’s win over the Pride and now needs only two more to equal the club record of 30 held by Israel Eliab.Fellow centre in the Hunters line-up this weekend, Noel Zeming, brought up 400 competition points last week with three goals.While the home side will start favourites, with the Magpies having never won against their matches in their past five attempts, the visitors do have good form behind them.Undefeated in their past four games (two wins and two draws) – they will be bringing a strong side with them to the National Football Stadium.The return to the side of two big forwards from NRL duty in Herman Ese’ese and Joe Ofahengaue will offset the loss of experience of hooker Travis Waddell, who played with the Broncos last night.Coach Josh Hannay was full of positivity going into the match despite no team being able to down the Hunters at home this season.“We’ll be going with close to our best 17 players and I’d say the past four weeks has probably been our best month of football since I’ve been at the club,” he said.last_img read more

Nadal is again the nightmare of the NextGen before Kecmanovic

first_imgLet’s return to Nadal’s file in opposition to younger folks. In 4 programs and up to now in the fifth he has solely misplaced 3 times in opposition to any of them (Coric in 2016, Shapovalov in 2017 and Tsitsipas in 2018). Individuals like Zverev, Chung, Rublev, Donaldson, Tiafoe, De Miñaur and Auger-Aliassime have been taken forward … additionally Tsitsipas and Shapovalov on different events. Maybe as he was an insolent boy who did win veterans, he is aware of these aspirants properly and doesn’t give them any water. Kecmanovic, finalist of the Junior US Open in 2016 and that this season has reached two semifinals (Doha and New York), was one other sufferer of figuring out the best way to be the winner of 19 Grand Slams.It took Nadal eight minutes to measure Kecmanovic, who lasted the first video games of the recreation. In that preliminary face-to-face, Rafa examined the fragile endurance of the child. From there he gave no selection. Significantly better to the relaxation than with the serve, he forgave the rosco as if he needed to have a deference together with his first rival. It was then that the boy, extra severe than a decide, took benefit of the rest of the quantity two to get well one of the drawback breaks and get well some confidence. Though weighed down by his improved service (0/7 with firsts), Miomir conceded a 3rd break that gave Nadal the first set.The second sleeve was extra orderly than the first. Kecmanovic espabiló and saved his serves. It got here up, go. Nadal’s recreation grew to become a little bit extra predictable, however every now and then an amazing move was taken out of the hat, like the one he hit to answer a shot and that provoked the laughter of his coach, Carlos Moyá. It was the prelude to the fourth rupture of the Manacorí that, with a considerably tangled closure, with a fifth break buckled the victory and left for the bathe soaked again as a result of of the excessive humidity (83%) of the Mexican west coast. He’ll proceed to undergo, who is aware of, if his third title there. Nadal is a nightmare for younger folks making an attempt to interrupt by the circuit. Truly it is for nearly all rivals, however the Balearic has been taught from the starting with that group. This Wednesday, in Acapulco, Rafa beat Miomir Kecmanovic (20 years previous) 6-2 and 7-5 in a match that began after 23:00 native time and lasted 96 minutes. Thus added his 20th victory in opposition to rising stars since there is a rating of gamers underneath 21 (2016), the well-known and promoted NextGen. Thus he certified for the quarterfinals, the place Lajovic was not ready for him, however the Korean Soonwoo Kwon (22 and 76th in the world), who shocked the Serbian, eighth seed. It will likely be measured with him this Thursday again in evening session, round 05:00 in the morning Spanish time, of course. The target of recovering primary, though it is not a precedence for him, is nonetheless there. It relies upon, sure, on what Djokovic does a Dubai. If the chief of the rating wins Khachanov, he’ll keep one other week on the throne.last_img read more

Trench Town derby

first_imgDefending champions Arnett Gardens will continue their march towards steadying their ship in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they play away to neighbours and rivals Boys’ Town in the Trench Town derby today.Arnett Gardens are currently in third spot, behind leaders Portmore United, and the most consistent team in the league over the past three years, Montego Bay United. Boys’ Town, on the other hand, are at the other end of the table. The outcome of these games, however, are never influenced by the teams’ standings in the table.”We pretty much expecting a tough game. We always bring out the best in each other. They are not doing so well right now being close to the bottom of the table, and we are in the top half of the league. Never mind that, though, it will be competitive,” coach Jerome Waite told The Sunday Gleaner.He added: “The fact that the game will not be played at Collie Smith Drive may take some of the intensity of a derby encounter out of the tie, but we still expect to get those three points.”Waite’s confidence is borne out by what he terms the wholesale improvement of his team.”Currently, I have seen a lot of improvement in the team overall. In the top half of the league, we have conceded the least number of goals, so that speaks volumes about us,” he added, touting his team’s defensive strength.On the attacking front, Kemal Malcolm and Vishinul Harris have been carrying the team with the goals and assists.”On any given day, any player can step up and make a difference for us – that is the kind of rounded unit we have – but Kemal Malcolm is on fire right now, and he can cause problems for any team, and we are looking to him to do that for us,” Waite said.For Boys’ Town’s Andrew Price, this game is a big one, especially after losing another derby to Tivoli Gardens last week.IMPORTANT GAME”This is a very important game for us. We can go there and perform, and it doesn’t take a lot to motivate my players for this derby,” said Price, who, himself, is a former Boys’ Town representative.Boys’ Town will be boosted by the return of the veteran wingback Xavian Virgo, who has been out injured.”We are going into this game pretty positive and ready. All our players are fit and ready. In fact, Xavian Virgo will be coming back after missing six games due to injury.”Rafeik Thomas, AndrÈ Dawson, Michael Campbell and Peter Keys, as well as Shamar Nicholson, should all see action, and if we maintain our defensive shape, then we should be in a good position,” Price said.Both teams, according to Price, are very familiar with each other, and the result will depend on application.”We know what they have to offer, and they know what we have to offer, so it will largely be about who wants it more on the day and acquit themselves better,” said Price.Leaders Portmore United will seek to maintain their lead and continue Waterhouse’s frustration when both teams meet at Juici Park, while fourth-place Humble Lion will be looking to create more space between themselves and their fifth-place opponents, Tivoli Gardens.Early-season front-runners Reno of Westmoreland will be looking to regain lost form when they host former champions Harbour View at Frome, while 10th-place UWI FC will be looking for their fourth win of the season and keep Rivoli rooted to the bottom of the table.last_img read more

Caricom to focus on NCDs, women health issues

first_imgWith Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) fast becoming the leading cause of death in the Region, thePrime Minister Roosevelt SkerritCaribbean Community (Caricom) is looking to step up its efforts to tackle the epidemic.During the recently concluded 37th Meeting of the Heads of Government Conference held in Guyana last week, regional leaders discussed the state of the Region’s health and agreed upon several resolutions to improve the wellbeing of Caribbean people.Speaking at the closing ceremony on Wednesday last, Chairman of the Conference, Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, outlined that health-related issues continue to be of serious concers as they affect the development of the Region.He pointed out that the rising level of NCDs in the Region remains a disturbing factor even as the 10th anniversary of the historic declaration of ‘Uniting to Fight the NCDs’, which was established in Trinidad and Tobago back in 2007, draws near.Prime Minister Skerrit recognised that some progress has been made in tackling NCDs but noted those efforts have been uneven. In this regard, the Chairman disclosed that during the two-day meeting, regional heads agreed to address issues such as the banning of smoking in public places, banning the advertisement of potentially harmful foods which specifically targets children and elevating taxes on foods high on sugar, salt and transfat.NCDs, also known as chronic diseases, are diseases of long duration and generally slow progression. In the Americas, some 4.5 million people die each year from NCDs, representing more than 80 per cent of all deaths, of which 36 per cent are premature, that is, occurring in people under age 70. If no action is taken, deaths and disabilities from this silent epidemic are expected to increase, along with the burden they place on health systems and national economies.Most deaths from NCDs are related to common risk factors, principally tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. Exposure to these risk factors can be modified through multisectoral policies and actions. These include policies for universal health coverage and universal social protection, incentives to increase production and availability of healthy foods, educating children about healthy eating and physical activity, and urban planning that promotes public spaces for recreation and physical activity.They also include legislation and regulations intended to reduce consumption of tobacco, alcohol, salt, sugar and trans fats – measures that are considered NCD “best buys” due to their cost-effectiveness. The global cost of implementing these best buys is estimated at US$11.2 billion, representing an annual investment of only US$1-$3 per person.During a previous NCD awareness event, Guyana’s Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton had stated that NCDs have a negative impact on State finances.“We have a situation where we can correct all these early deaths or morbidity by simple means. If we concentrate on simple things like our lifestyle, on our diets, on our use of alcohol and tobacco then we can help our country so much, especially economically in the provision of health care and our own health as well,” he remarked.On the other hand, the Caricom Heads of Government also discussed and endorsed the “Every Caricom Girl, Every Caricom Women” (ECGECW), which is an initiative intending to address key sexual and reproductive health concerns of girls and women in the Caribbean. The objectives of ECGECW are to reduce teenage pregnancy, prevent cervical cancer and eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV.“In the latter regard, we have to increase our advocacy efforts in order to ensure we maintain the level of support needed to end the epidemic in the Region. But we must all agree as citizens of the Caribbean Community, that we have a personal responsibility, each of us has a personal responsibility to maintain healthy lifestyles,” the Dominican Prime Minister outlined.Prime Minister Skerrit further highlighted that the sheer cost of treating those diseases is becoming prohibited for Governments across the Caribbean. On this note, he urged persons in the Region to be more mindful of what they consume as he also underscored the need for daily physical activity.last_img read more

Aurora farmer slapped with burglary charge

first_imgDoodnauth Mohanlall, 22, of Aurora Village, Essequibo Coast, was slapped with a burglary charge and appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.The man pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on the night of May 18, 2016 he broke and entered the dwelling place of Arjun Bisnauth and stole two wristwatches valued $30,000 and $3000.He pleaded not guilty to the charge and told the court he did not steal the items. He also told the court he lives at Aurora Estate with his mother and brother and gave his profession as farmer.There were no objections to bail by Police Prosecutor Haimraj Ramsewack and as such it was set at $30,000.The case will continue on June 2.last_img

Employee’s motorcycle stolen from Giftland parking lot

first_imgAn employee attached to a jewellery store in the Giftland Mall is now seeking the public’s assistance to locate his motorcycle which was reportedly stolen from the Giftland Mall parking lot on Thursday evening.Guyana Times understands that the employee, Kemraj Outar, of Lot 589 Section C Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, parked his motorcycle bearing registration numbers CJ 4933 in the parking lot before heading to work.Outar, however, discovered that his motorcycle was missing after signing off his shift at Sooraj Jewellery. He said he searched the entire parking lot for his motorcycle but came up empty-handed. He then made a report to the police.The Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage showed a male sitting on the missing motorcycle in the afternoon hours. The video also showed another man riding up on a similar motorcycle; the two exchanging cycles and then casually riding out of the parking lot between 18:30h to 21:30h.The footage was subsequently handed over to the police and a manhunt has been launched for the two suspects.Outar is, however, pleading with the public to contact him with information which may lead to him finding his motorcycle.Contact can be made on cellphone numbers 612-0375 and 219-1532.last_img read more

Griezmann dismisses transfer talk after ‘dream’ final

first_img0Shares0000Antoine Griezmann celebrates with his family after winning the Europa League © AFP / FRANCK FIFELYON, France, May 17 – Antoine Griezmann said it was not the time to think about his future after leading Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 victory over Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final in Lyon.“Now is not the time to talk about my future. I need to just enjoy this moment, having won a title, and celebrate it with the fans,” said Griezmann after picking up the man-of-the-match award for scoring the Spanish side’s first two goals. The France star has been tipped to leave Atletico at the end of the season after four years in the Spanish capital, with speculation that he will join Barcelona.He got the opener midway through the first half and then netted a superb second four minutes after the break.He also played a part in the build-up to Gabi’s late goal that sealed the victory.“It is a dream for me to win a title. We had a chance in the Champions League and it wasn’t to be, but this time it was my turn,” said the striker, who had not previously won a major trophy with the club.He was in the Atletico side that lost on penalties to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in 2016 and lost the European Championship final with France that summer.Wednesday’s win came against Marseille, the club he supported as a youngster, but he said beating them did not in any way take the shine off his evening.“It’s not hard, because I am selfish. I had lost finals, I left home at 14 to win titles and today I had the chance to win a trophy.“I am proud of the season Marseille have had, of their fans who on their own almost filled the whole stadium, and of (coach) Rudi Garcia and what he has done with that team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mukumu, Shimba in Chapa Dimba quarters

first_img0Shares0000Mukumu Boys player thanking Gor before the match. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 13 – Mukumu Boys from Western Region will tackle Shimba Hills from Coast in the highlight of the Boys Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom quarter-finals after the two were paired in the draw conducted on Tuesday.The other Boys quarters will see Nyanza’s Ombek the Red Devils face Euronuts from Central, Mwingi Junior Stars (Eastern) are set for an acid test against Kapenguria Heroes (Rift Valley) while Al Hayat (North Eastern) will play against Nairobi Men Winner. In the Girls category, Waa Girls from Coast will lock horns with Tar Tar from Rift Valley in the biggest clash.Other fixtures will see Plateau Queens (Nyanza) take on Ngakaa Talent Academy (Eastern), Nairobi Winner will face Arch Bishop Njenga (Western) while the lady luck fell on   Limuru Starlets (Central) who were handed a bye to Semi finals.Deputy Tournament Director, Chapa Dimba Patrick Korir (left) and Nyanza region Football Coordinator, Maurice Onyango (right) conduct a draw during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Nationals finals Drawat Michael Joseph Centre.The National Finals are slated to be hosted at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County from March 22-25, where the overall winner of both Boys and Girls will pocket Sh1mn and earn a fully paid trip to London where they will train with the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Brand Ambassador, Victor Wanyama at the Tottenham Hot Spur home ground.“The tournament is a perfect example of how football can be used to open doors for girls and boys from all backgrounds. This programme has given us the opportunity to scout for talented footballers from all over the country,” Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa said during the draw.“Players like David Majak, Fredrick Krop, and Oscar Kengwa have already signed up for  Premier League teams while the likes of James Omsinde and John Njuguna have earned call ups to the national under 20 team,” Mwendwa added.The national finals follows a series of regional contests played across the country. The teams that will represent Nairobi will be known this weekend as Stima club grounds hosts the capital’s showdown.Safaricom, Head of Nairobi West Region, Victor Ngumo (right) and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President, Nick Mwendwa (Left), follow proceedings during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom NationalFinals Draw at Michael Joseph Centre.Over 1,600 teams registered for the tournament that begun in September 2017 including 1,342 boys’ teams and 282 girls’ sides.“We are very proud to have reached this leg of the tournament and would wish to thank all the stakeholders who have made this possible,”  Victor Ngumo, Head of Nairobi West region, Safaricom, said.“We are just days away from finding out who will walk away with Sh1mn and the opportunity to go to London to spend some time with English Premier League star Victor Wanyama.”The first semi-final saw Archbishop Njenga beat Chelebei 3-1 while Shinyalu thrashed Kingandole 4-0 to see the two sides book a mouth watering finale for the only slot to represent Western in the national final. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONThe programme was started with an aim of promoting grassroots football and propelling gifted players into the national team.“As a company, this is truly in line with our goal of transforming the lives of Kenyan Youth. We wish all the participating teams the very best as they embark on their quest for the ultimate prize,” Ngumo added.Safaricom has invested Sh100m towards the program which includes Sh10m worth of prizes as well as funds for renovation of select community pitches through a legacy programme.David Majak celebrating after completing his brace for his Kapenguria Heroes side against Nakuru All Stars in the Final of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Rift Region played at the Narok Stadium on November 5, 2017. Photo/SOKAChapa Dimba Na Safaricom Players signed in KPL ClubsYusuf Mainge – Manyatta (AFC),Ahmed Subri – Al-Hayat (Kariobangi Sharks),David Majak – Kapenguria Heroes (Homeboyz)Fred Krop – Kapenguria Heroes (Homeboyz)Hassan Iddi-  Bomani youth (Bandari)John Njuguna Euronuts (Kariobangi Sharks)Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Players called up to U-20 James OmsindeAshisoma,  John Collins Njuguna, Ali Mwakiba, Ezekiel Nyati Mugo, Yusuf Mainge, Elisha Owino, Jimmy Wafula, Musa masika, Alpha Chris, Patrick Ochieng, Meja Henry, Alvin Mangeni, Mike Odihambo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SUPERMARKET APOLOGISES FOR ‘FOWL-MOUTHED’ TEXT TO CUSTOMERS!

first_imgSUPERVALU customers in Donegal have received an apology from the supermarket after an unfortunate text boasting about its frozen turkey offers this week.Donegal Daily reader Oisin Mac Lochlainn was one of thousands of customers nationwide who got the text – but was a bit taken aback by its content.But it wasn’t Frozen Basted Turkey on offer in the text….as the B-word appeared instead. Supervalu later texted customers to apologise.SUPERMARKET APOLOGISES FOR ‘FOWL-MOUTHED’ TEXT TO CUSTOMERS! was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by John2Share 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:BastardsSuperValulast_img read more

World’s Largest Dino Graveyard Found

first_imgChina boasts the world’s largest known dinosaur graveyard, a report from China View claims.  Over 7,600 fossils have been found so far.  These include hadrosaurs, ceratopsians, ankylosaurs, and tyrannosaurids.  Though known since at least 1980, the area has yielded new fossil sections during mining operations.  “A 2m skull of a large ceratopsian was found here,” the news article said, “the first such discovery outside of North America.”    How did the area preserve so many fossils?  “The geologists said there might have been a volcanic eruption that was fatal to the dinosaurs and later a flood that brought the fossils to their resting place.”    PhysOrg must have lost something in the translation from Chinese.  It claimed the “remains of an enormous ‘platypus’ were found there.  Undoubtedly this was a reference to a duck-billed dinosaur, the article explained, but then it went on to say it had a wingspan of 16 feet!  If you ever find a flying platypus that big, run for cover.Add up enough local floods at the same time and you can get a global one.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more