PNG men maintain winning streak in beach volleyball

first_imgIn the afternoon match against Vanuatu, the PNG men bounced back from one set down to defeat their Melanesian brothers.    The win maintains their standing as pool leader in their group.Kilarupa and Mea’s combined effort in the blocks, set and hitting department won them the match.Vanuatu won the first set 23-21, and PNG replied with 21-10 and 15-7 to win.While in the earlier encounter, PNG defeated Fiji men’s 2 sets to nil.last_img

JCA awaits reports on aborted trial match

first_img Ensuring proper state Fritz Harris, secretary of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), says his organisation is awaiting reports on the reasons behind the abandonment of the third Jamaica Franchise trial match at Sabina Park on Wednesday. The game, which formed part of the selection process of players for the upcoming four-day WICB Professional League tournament, was called off inside the first over of the second day due to safety concerns. Several players representing both John Campbell’s XI and Paul Palmer’s XI suffered injuries and bruises throughout the affair. “It’s unfortunate that the game had to be called off,” said Harris, whose association owns the Jamaica Franchise team. “It robs the players, coaches and everybody involved in the trials of valuable time and opportunities ahead of the season. “The JCA, therefore, looks forward to reports from the match officials, as well as officials of the franchise, to see what led to the abandonment,” he declared. The encounter, which had Palmer’s XI on 86 for one in reply 124 made by Campbell XI on day one, saw three players picking up injuries. They are batsman Andre McCarthy, Shacaya Thomas, and wicketkeeper-batsman, Kemar Marshall. McCarthy had damage to one of his fingers and had to retire hurt, Marshall was hit on the head, and complained of dizziness afterwards while Thomas was hit five times, including twice on the head. Thomas, not out on 57, and Marshall, not out three, were the batsmen at the crease when the stumps were pulled four balls into the day. Harris, who explained that he expected JCA and the Jamaica Franchise’s chief executive officer, Courtney Francis, to be in receipt of the first set of reports yesterday, said he was also looking to a speedy closure to the matter. “We are fast approaching the regional first-class tournament, and would not want to go into it unprepared, or with doubts surrounding the state of our wickets,” Harris said. “It is, therefore, important that we bring closure to the matter as soon as possible, take the appropriate actions, and put in place measures, where necessary, to prevent a repeat.” The management of the five pitches at Sabina Park, Harris explains, falls under the purview of Anthony Walters, the venue’s property manager, and, chief curator, Michael Hylton. Harris, in the meantime, also expressed hope that the fourth trial match, which is also scheduled Sabina Park, will go ahead as planned. “The hope is that this set back will not disturb the schedule of trial matches, as we still have a tournament to play,” he said. The WICB Professional League is scheduled to start in early November.last_img read more

Battery thief fined $15,000

first_imgA man, who admitted to stealing a battery from a motor vehicle, was fined $15,000 on Monday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Kumar ShawTwenty-nine-year old Kumar Shaw appeared before Principle Magistrate Leron Daly and admitted to the charge which stated that on July 20, 2019 at Regent Street, Georgetown, he stole one motor vehicle battery valued at $22,000, property of Kim DeSantos.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh told the court that on July 20, the Virtual Complainant secured her minibus and retired to bed. However, the following day, she discovered the battery compartment open and the battery missing.A report was made and upon investigation of CCTV footage, Shaw was seen removing the battery. He was arrested and charged for the simple larceny. However, the battery was not recovered.The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, fined Shaw $15,000. Failure to pay the fine will result in him serving two months imprisonment.last_img read more

Car of Tomorrow ready for takeoff

first_imgBRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR wants to speed up implementation of its Car of Tomorrow to have it in use full-time by 2008, officials said Wednesday. The COT will debut March 25 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the first of 16 races this season for the car designed to improve racing, bolster safety and cut team costs. The car was scheduled to run 26 races in 2008, and the full Nextel Cup schedule in 2009. The announcement came on the first of NASCAR’s two-day COT test at Bristol, where 50 teams were on hand to get a feel for the new car. But unlike past test sessions that were riddled with complaints and criticisms, drivers and crew chiefs seemed resigned to the car and focused only on fine tuning it for competition. “From a driver’s perspective, once you get in the car it’s just a car,” Jeff Burton said. “In my world, it’s no longer about the Car of Tomorrow. It’s just about a car, trying to do it better than everybody else. The Car of Tomorrow is here today.” That’s the attitude NASCAR is hoping will lead to a push from car owners to implement the car faster. Although the COT is expected to ultimately cut productions costs, teams are currently spending through the roof to produce a fleet of stock cars while also developing the COT. “It’s a pain in the butt for the teams to run two parallel programs with two different race cars,” Darby said. “It’s a pain for us to manipulate and work and apply two different rule books, two different inspection procedures. “A lot of what’s happening is it’s settling in to all the competitors that this is the future, this is the car. Why are we going to wait three years? I don’t think we will.” Four-time series champion Jeff Gordon warned that it’s too soon to declare the COT ready to run a 36-race schedule next season. “I think it’s too early to really commit to that. I understand it from a financial standpoint … but I think until we get through some races, I really think there are some changes that might need to happen,” Gordon said. The COT is a six-year project that started under Gary Nelson, NASCAR’s former vice president of research and development, when the sanctioning body was reeling from the 2001 death of Dale Earnhardt. Under fire because of its antiquated safety system, NASCAR took several steps to update its equipment, including the development of the COT. The design changes in the car are not subtle. It’s 4 inches wider and 2 inches taller than NASCAR’s current race cars. The roll cage has shifted 3 inches to the rear, and the driver’s seat 4 inches to the right. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img But Nextel Cup director John Darby said NASCAR is leaning toward putting the COT in full use next season. “Whether we would expand the COT schedule for 2007 is probably not likely. But could we be all in for 2008? I think that is very possible,” Darby said. last_img read more

AC Milan to offer Chelsea Gianluigi Donnarumma to land Alvaro Morata

first_img Morata could be heading to Italy in an incredible swap deal Chelsea, however, would want to recoup the £70 million they paid for the Spaniard last summer and that could be a stumbling block.Such a transfer fee is simply too high for Milan but, according to Corriere dello Sport, they have found a way round it.The San Siro side are now proposing Chelsea sign goalkeeper Donnarumma as part of a deal that would see Morata go the other way.The Blues are currently sweating on the future of their own goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, who has a year left on his current contract. AC Milan are sensationally offering Gianluigi Donnarumma to Chelsea as part of a deal for Alvaro Morata.Milan are looking to sign a marquee striker this summer and they have singled out Morata as the man they want. 2 2 At 19, Donnarumma could be the perfect replacement for Thibaut Courtois As such Chelsea could be tempted by the chance to sign Donnarumma, who at just 19 has plenty of years ahead of him.For former Real Madrid striker Morata, his first season in Chelsea was mixed to say the least.After arriving in a club-record deal, the former Juventus striker began the season brightly, scoring six goals in his opening six Premier League games.However, he could not sustain that form and his season tailed off dramatically with injuries and suspensions limiting his game time.last_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has described the Central Bank’s new targets for mortgage distress as ‘pitifully unambitious’. Pearse DohertyDeputy Doherty said; “We are in the sixth year of the mortgage crisis and it is still raging out of control.“We are half a decade into a mortgage crisis and the Central Bank is only proposing that 45% of cases be concluded by the end of this year. “These new targets are pitifully unambitious.This week the EU Commission underlined how ineffective the banks, Central Bank and government have been in tackling this crisis.The EU Commission has called for ambitious targets ‘with a view to substantially resolving mortgage arrears by the end of 201.Doherty continued, “Instead what we have got is an unambitious target of only 45% for concluded settlements. “I am disappointed once more that the Central Bank is silent on the issue of what a concluded arrangement can mean.“We have seen to date the banks using repossessions and so-called voluntary surrenders to reach these targets, he added.Doherty concluded, “The Central Bank’s silence and more importantly the silence of Minister Noonan is as good as a green light to the banks to step up their policy of removing people from their family home.“This government is continuing to fail those in mortgage arrears and today’s announcement amounts to a re-commitment to an unambitious and hands off approach which is not working.”PEARSE DOHERTY – “NEW CENTRAL BANK MORTGAGE TARGETS ‘PITIFULLY UNAMBITIOUS’ was last modified: June 4th, 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:newsPearse DohertyPoliticsSinn Feinlast_img read more

Ingle Named Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week

first_imgAbout Drake Graduate & Professional ProgramsDrake University offers graduate and professional programs in business, law, health care, leadership, education, public administration, counseling, executive education, and communication. At Drake, students discover proven outcomes, flexible scheduling for working professionals, and career advancement. Learn more about how Drake’s graduate and professional programs can take your career to the next level at Print Friendly Version Caitlin Ingle, a senior from Runnells, Iowa, has been named this week’s Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Drake Graduate and Professional Programs.  Against the Bluejays, Ingle equaled her career-high with 20 points in addition to four rebounds and four assists. Earlier this season, Ingle was named to the prestigious Lieberman watch list, an award given to the top point guard in the nation. Ingle, a guard for the Drake University women’s basketball team, averaged 18 points, 5.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds for Drake this past week in road games at Creighton and Iowa State. Against the Cyclones, Ingle scored 16 points and surpassed the 1,000-career points mark. She is the 29th player in program history to score 1,000 or more points.center_img Academically, Ingle holds a 3.84 grade point average and is majoring in psychology. Ingle and the women’s basketball team take on Wyoming Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Knapp Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the game can be watched on The Valley on ESPN3.last_img read more


first_imgIT’S beautiful outside tonight – clear skies, Santa on his way….and these stunning pictures of the Northern Lights.The top picture was taken by Sarah Sayers in Falcarragh.The picture below was taken by photographer Martina Gardiner at Dunaff Head in Inishowen. WOW! STUNNING PICTURES OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ABOVE DONEGAL AT CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 24th, 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:Christmas Evedonegalnorthern lightslast_img read more


first_imgRAPHOE NOTES: AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMME:Tuesday; 3-4pm 3rd & 4th Classes Homework Support; 4-5pm 5th & 6th Classes Drop-in;Wednesday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time;3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support;Thursday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time; 3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support.Parents/guardians of 5th & 6th Class children please note that Tuesday from 4-5pm is now drop-in with activities such as pool, table-tennis etc. Thank you for your continuing support and cooperation.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.RAPHOE WALKING GROUP Wanting to become fit or fitter in 2015? Don’t’ like to walk alone? Joining Raphoe Walking group could be the answer! The Walking group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa.School of DanceThe Sinead Mc Gavigan School of Dance is coming to the Family Resource Centre commencing on Tuesday 24th February. Types of dance include Hip-hop, Street, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Freestyle. Time: 4-7 year olds from 6.30-7.30pm; 8-12 year olds from 7.30-8.30pm. Cost-€5.00 per session. To book your child’s place please contact 074 9145796.DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: The Family Resource will be hosting a one-day workshop on Thursday 7th May on recognising and understanding self-harming. The workshop will run from 9.30am-4.30pm. To book a place please contact Laura on 074 9145796/087 3641503.St.Eunan’s National School Enrolment 2015Enrolment Forms are now available in the school office. Parents are now asked to enrol their child by 27th March. Birth Cert, Baptismal Cert and PPS No are required for enrolment.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:The Club Meet every Friday in the Volt Hall from 10:30am until 1pm. For further information please contact the Secretary on 074-9145462 or the Tidy Town Office on 074-9145692.Raphoe Badminton ClubRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament commences on Thursday 26th February in the Recreational Hall with usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 13th March. For further details contact Joe Magee (074) 9145451 (after 7.00pm), Sammy Magee (074) 9145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook.SLIMMING WORLDDo you want to achieve your weight loss dreams in 2015. Well now you can with our new Streamlined Extra Easy Plan, even easier than before. And power up your weight loss with our new weight loss boosting eating plan. If you would like to know more, come along to one of our warm and friendly groupsEvery Thursday night at 7pm in the Volt hall RaphoeOr contact Geraldine on 0863348048 I look forward to seeing you soonSt, Marys Gaelic 4 Mothers & OthersSt. Marys Gaelic 4 Mothers & OthersStarting back 4th March @ 8:15 pmif you are 18 years and over andwould like to get fit, learn a new skill, have fun andmeet new friends then this is the team for you!Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE TO HOST INFORMATION NIGHT ON UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARMING was last modified: February 14th, 2015 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:donegalRaphoe noteslast_img read more

Denis Onyango: We want all three points, not focusing on Samatta

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019 qualifiersDenis OnyangoMbwana SamattaUganda Cranes Denis Onyango will again captain Uganda when they take on Tanzania on Saturday afternoon (file photo)KAMPALA – Denis Onyango has been one of Uganda Cranes’ most consistent and loved players.65 caps down the road since making his maiden bow for the National team in 2005, the skipper is still hungry as ever.He will lead the Cranes out of the tunnel on Saturday afternoon as Uganda prepares to tussle it out with Tanzania in a group L AFCON 2019 qualifier.Speaking ahead of the game, Onyango assured Ugandans that the team is focused enough and no one is paying much attention to Tanzanian star-player Mbwana Samatta.“We are well prepared for the game and the boys are fully focused to make sure we get the result that we want and that is to win, said Onyango.“It is a tricky game for either side given the fact that they are our neighbors.“Such games come with a lot of rivalry like we have seen in the past against teams like Kenya and Rwanda.On if the team is paying more attention to RC Genk forward Mbwana Samatta, the 2016 African-based footballer of the year had this to say;“Samatta is a good player and has been on top of his form at his club but we are not only focusing on him as an individual alone.“He cannot play alone so we shall focus on the entire Tanzanian team.“Samatta is like any other good players that have come here but we have always stopped them. Therefore, as a team we shall try to make sure we do not give him and the entire Tanzania team the chance to hurt us.Asked if he thinks the Saturday encounter is crucial in Uganda’s bid to return to African Cup of Nations, Onyango indicated that every game is equally important.“We take a game at a time, he stressed.“The start was perfect for us because we managed to win against Cape Verde which is supposedly the strongest team in the group so we need to get a good result against Tanzania to make sure we get the job done as early as we can.Uganda leads group L with three points and victory will mean they maintain the top position ahead of Tanzania, Cape Verde and Lesotho.Comments last_img read more