Koro do league skills clinic

first_imgThe clinic was run by the Game Development Officers from NRL PNG who took the 93 students through several different exercises including agility, scrambling and channels (try scoring).Lead Development Officer for NCD, Richard Ora said the clinics were designed to engage students in rugby league skills development, drills and games during the holidays.He said clinics had been run all throughout the year in different schools in the nation’s capital with today being the last clinic for the year.League Bilong Laif is a program that is funded by the Australian Government and delivered through NRL PNG.It aims to reach schools in all regions of the country using rugby league as a tool to support education outcomes.last_img read more

The exit of Pape is a priority

first_imgThe attitude of the midfielder in recent months has irritated the board to the point of making the decision to dispense with their services. Regular substitute with Fran Escribá, Pape agreed to ownership with the arrival of Óscar García. He played from the start in the first four meetings of the Catalan coach on the blue bench, but after the defeat in Leganés He disappeared from his plans. The ‘Operation Return’ that brought Cheikh paper back to Vigo Last summer it will finally be little more than a fleeting visit. The intention of Celtic is to cancel the transfer agreed with the Lyon Olympique. For this, the Celtic canterano must find a destination in the remaining hours of the market. Last Sunday, after leaving him in the stands, Oscar just said he had made that decision for “internal things.” The coach pointed out that the problem had not been with him, suggesting that it is a disciplinary issue.center_img West Ham In the next few hours, the march of Pape to Strasbourg, eighth classified of the gala league, according to assures Eurosport France. The midfielder has been in the orbit of the English West Ham during this winter market, an interest that has been cooling. His contract with Lyon concludes in 2022.The continuity of the Bull in Vigo wins integersThe plans that the agent of Bull Fernandez had with his represented may not be met. Last week Flavio Perchman He was blunt about the future of the forward: “The idea is to return to South America”. From those statements, the battering player disputed the 120 minutes of the duel cupbearer with the Mirandés and the final leg of the LaLiga encounter with the Eibar. However, this participation of the charrúa is not the fundamental reason that explains the current situation that the Bull is going through. Its exit is in neutral because the Celta does not finish specifying the signing of a guarantee point. The sports management is focused on the Colombian Rafael Santos Borré, but the negotiation to be reinforced with the maximum gunner of the Super league Argentina is very complex. 75% of your pass belongs to River plate, which is not for the work of letting it out, and the percentage remaining at Athletic. The mattresses want to make a box with the coffee maker and have even tried to buy back all the rights of the player to later transfer it.last_img read more

Disgraced USA Gymnastics doc sentenced to another 40-125 years

first_imgFormer Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar appears in court for his final sentencing phase in Eaton County Circuit Court on February 5, 2018, in Charlotte, Michigan.  AFPCHARLOTTE, United States — Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually abused girls and young women for decades under the guise of medical treatment, was sentenced Monday to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison.Nassar already faced a lifetime behind bars for two prior sentences after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting women and girls in his role as a high-profile sports medicine doctor at USA Gymnastics and at a Michigan State University (MSU) clinic.ADVERTISEMENT Nassar had previously been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography possession charges in December, and up to 175 years in prison on sexual abuse charges in January.‘Master of manipulation’Over the past three weeks of court hearings, some 200 women, girls and victims’ family members confronted Nassar and gave wrenching accounts of his abuse and its lasting damage.They spoke of years of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide attempts and broken bodies that had not received proper care and suffered under chronic pain.Many victims gave nearly identical accounts of Nassar’s pattern of abuse: a star doctor who seemed to befriend them, only to suddenly abuse them during medical appointments — often with parents in the room.“Larry Nassar is a master of manipulation,” Kaitlyn Basel, a dancer who was first abused by Nassar at the age of 12, told the court Friday.ADVERTISEMENT The New York Times reported that at least 40 more women and girls were molested during that time.Victims have called for systemic changes at MSU and amateur athletics, and for others — such as coaches and organizational leaders — to be held accountable.Several resignations have followed, and MSU, the gymnastics governing organization and the US Olympic Committee all are facing investigations. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – 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 “He trained us to believe that he was a saint that could help us, and that without him we could not get better.”Nassar addressed the court Monday in a brief statement lasting less than a minute, offering an apology similar to the one he gave at the January sentencing hearing.“The words expressed by everyone that has spoken, including the parents, have impacted me to my innermost core,” Nassar said.“It’s impossible to convey the depth and breadth of how sorry I am to each and every one involved.”‘His lies worked’The key question for many victims has been who knew of Nassar’s abuse and who could have stopped him earlier.“We have taken care of one perpetrator, we have not taken care of the systems that allowed him to flourish for 20 years,” Rachael Denhollander, the first to publicly accuse Nassar, told a throng of news media at the courthouse following the sentencing.With a stellar reputation as the doctor to Olympic champions, Nassar evaded scrutiny several times since the late 1990s by insisting his abuse was in fact cutting-edge treatment that was misunderstood by some patients.“His lies worked,” lead prosecutor Angela Povilaitis said in her closing statement. “Each time he got away, he was empowered to continue and perfect his abuse and his techniques even more.”Even after Nassar came under serious scrutiny, his abuse was not immediately stopped.USA Gymnastics reported Nassar to the FBI in July 2015, but he continued to see patients at MSU until a newspaper exposed him in September 2016. LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READcenter_img Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Patience pays off View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The latest sentence stems from abuse he committed at the Twistars gymnastics training center in Michigan, where victims said in court they were referred to Nassar for treatment and were molested.“This now ends the criminal legal proceedings involving Larry Nassar. I realize that it does not end the emotional and physical suffering he has caused,” Judge Janice Cunningham said in a Charlotte, Michigan courtroom after imposing the maximum sentence under a plea agreement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 54-year-old is accused by some 265 women — including Olympians, gymnasts and collegiate athletes — of sexually abusing them over a more than two-decade career.His case has convulsed US amateur athletics and led to profound questions about how his abuse managed to go undetected for so long. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Butler-Towns pair 1st for Wolves on All-NBA teams since ’04

first_imgFILE -nJimmy Butler #23 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrate after winning the game against the Denver Nuggets on April 11, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Nuggets 112-106. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFPMINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves have two All-NBA players in the same season for the first time in 14 years.Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns were both named to the All-NBA third team. The league’s all-star teams were announced Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES The last Timberwolves pair on the list was Kevin Garnett (first team) and Sam Cassell (second team) in 2004. That was also the last time the team made the playoffs before returning last month to end the NBA’s longest active absence.Butler was an All-NBA third team selection in 2017 with Chicago. He shot a career-high 47.4 percent from the field and finished 15th in the league with an average of 22.2 points per game.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 crownThis was the first such honor for Towns. He led the NBA with 68 double-doubles this season. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Williams sisters to team up in doubles at French Open MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

PUL Resolves National Chronicle – Senate Press Stand Off

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has resolved a standoff between the National Chronicle Newspaper and the Press Bureau of the Liberian Senate.The mediation followed a complaint filed by the Director of the Senate Press Bureau Jarlawah A. Tonpo, in which he accused the National Chronicle of maligning his character following a report in the paper that Tonpo had led a group of ex-combatants to attack the paper and its reporter.The National Chronicle, in successive editions, alleged that Tonpo led the group that threatened to attack Reporter Monica Samuel and burn down their offices, when he called at the paper’s office to verify facts about a murder story it published, to which Bomi Senator Lahai Lassanah and one Victor Jah were linked. The Senate Press Bureau, while seeking the PUL’s intervention in what it called an erroneous publication by the paper, also suspended the National Chronicle from covering the Senate, pending the union’s intervention.During its investigation into the saga Thursday, both parties realized that they at some point “overly acted” and agreed to bury their differences and proceed with their respective duties.Tonpo denied taking with him ex-combatants at the National Chronicle’s office, but admitted that they might have followed the driver of Senator Lansannah who drove him at the Paper’s office.In resolving the stand-off, the Press Union of Liberia blamed the Senate Press Director for the action of the unauthorized men at the offices of the National Chronicle from the fact that they were accomplices of the Senator’s driver, who had himself followed Tonpo.The PUL also denounced any action aimed at denying journalists access to public facilities, on account of disagreements.“This action is a violation of the media entity’s right to public information, and it undermines free speech and press freedom in any democratic society,” PUL President Abdullai Kamara said. Meanwhile, the Press Union of Liberia has taken offence with The Reporter Newspaper for failing to retract an article in its April 14 edition, in which it made difficult and unconfirmed allegations against the Guinean Ambassador to Liberia, El Hadj Abdoulaye Dore.At the hearing held on April 15, the PUL ruled that the issues reported in article written by Reporter Mike Jabateh in the April 14 edition did not present verified facts, cited faceless sources, did not get the side of Ambassador Dore and effectively brought his reputation into disrepute – all in violation of various sections of the PUL code of ethics and conduct.The PUL is also offended by the fact that inspite of the decision, The Reporter is yet to come out with the clarification, as was agreed during the meeting.The PUL notes that media institutions would be putting themselves and their journalists at greater risks of frivolous lawsuits not only by reporting unverified stories, but refusing to abide by the result of peer reviews.The PUL will not in any way restrain any media house from pursuing any matter, but if you are reporting a particular matter, you must go to the length of gathering the facts, crosschecking these facts with relevant sources, and engaging those who are accused or involved.In this way, you will be freeing yourself from undue criticism and making your journalism one of credit.The PUL’s strength in standing up to those bent on restricting freedom of the press is guaranteed by journalists and media houses who accept the PUL as the source of professional development and peer regulation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Blind Society to engage GECOM on inclusiveness for elections

first_imgAs Guyana prepares for National and Regional Elections, the Guyana Society for the Blind will be ensuring that systems are in place to allow for its members to vote.President of the Society, Cecil Morris, told Guyana Times on Thursday that they are planning to engage the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to discuss concerns regarding persons with disabilities, particularly those who are visually impaired.President of the Guyana Society for the Blind, Cecil Morris“There is a problem with voting, because we always seem to have this misunderstanding on polling day. We’re in the process of engaging GECOM so that we can work those challenges out. We hope that before elections we can have those matters corrected,” Morris stated.He explained that during the last General Elections in 2015, templates were introduced for them to put over the ballot and vote. However, the templates were not utilised by officers at the polling booths.“There was a process that was started since the last elections, (wherein) a template is given to the persons at GECOM so that it could be put over the ballot paper and persons could vote. It was given out the last time, but a lot of the polling agents did not make use of it. We would really appreciate if they could make use of it,” the GSB president posited.The GSB are also calling for the polling stations to be on the ground floor of buildings, to cater for persons with physical disabilities.“One of the concerns with persons with a physical disability is that, when they vote, the polling place is up in a building. So we’re asking GECOM to make certain moves so that polling stations are on the ground floor, so that persons can have easy access to (them).”Consequent to the passage of the no-confidence vote on December 21, 2018, elections have become constitutionally due before March 21.The Opposition Commissioners at GECOM have been unsuccessfully pushing for the elections body to get ready for elections within the constitutional deadline. In fact, they presented a plan at last Friday’s meeting outlining how polls can be held before the current voters’ list expires on April 30, 2019.However, that proposal was rejected by Government, and the Commissioners on Tuesday walked out of the statutory meeting at GECOM after the issue of house-to-house registration was on the agenda instead of General and Regional Elections as mandated by the Constitution of Guyana.On Wednesday, President David Granger asked the elections body to submit a work programme at the earliest time possible.last_img read more

Central Corentyne Chamber expresses concerns over inadequate response by Fire Department

first_imgThe aftermath of the blazeBhagwantie PetersThe Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce has expressed concern over reports of inadequate response by the Rose Hall Fire Department upon receipt of a fire in and around the township.This was according to Chamber President Rafeek Mohamed, who spoke with Guyana Times on Thursday.This came in light of concerns raised by residents of Tain, Corentyne last week when a wooden building went up in flames, leaving a family of four homeless.Residents had claimed that fire fighters arrived at the scene with non-functional equipment, hence, they could not perform their duties effectively.On Wednesday, a similar situation arose when a fire erupted at Rose Hall Town which left a pensioner homeless.Mohammed said he could not verify whether the pump was working at the time, but stated that the Chamber is in receipt of such complaints.“We had complaints of inadequate response, inadequate reserves because most of the times when they go to a fire, they would have some water and they would take a long time to get water and by that time most of the building would be burnt out”.Mohammed further stated that the Chamber will be penning a letter to the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) in relation to the constant lapses.On Wednesday evening, it is believed that the fire might have started as a result of an unattended mosquito coil.The owner of the building lives overseas, but Bhagwantie Peters had been living there for the past four years as a caretaker.She told this publication that she left the lit mosquito coil in a plate on the floor next to the bed and went outside. According to her, when she returned, there was fire on the bed.She explained that at the time, there was nothing that she could have done, hence, she evacuated the building and called for help.The fire fighters arrived at the scene but experienced difficulties. “They didn’t have water and the fire catch to a neighbour place. A lot of buildings would have been burnt if the breeze was blowing,” she said.In fact, it was the community which formed a bucket brigade that prevented extensive damage to nearby buildings.A unit from the Albion Sugar factory also arrived on the scene and, they too, had difficulties tapping into a water source.“By the time, the property had already gone flat. They had to get water from the trench and by the time the water started to come, the house already burn,” one resident stated.So far, for the past month, there have been four destructive fires in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), which have left several persons homeless.last_img read more

KPL promo hunt on as NSL second leg starts

first_img0Shares0000Wazito FC players Derrick Onyango and Victor Ndinya celebrate a goal during a past National Super League matchNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The National Super League second leg kicks off on Wednesday with the hunt for the two automatic and one play-off Kenyan Premier League promotion slots intensifying into the final 19 games of the campaign.Leaders Ushuru FC, second placed Nairobi Stima, Wazito and Kisumu All Stars who are the leading candidates for the three slots will all be in action, each hoping to keep their bid on track. The taxmen have been in this familiar position over the last three seasons but in all occasions have dropped the pot at the doorstep when it mattered most and lost their promotion bid.They lead the standings, albeit on goal difference as they are tied on 41 points with both Nairobi Stima and Wazito and will face lowly Migori Youth in Kisii looking to bounce back from last weekend’s 1-0 loss over Kenya Police.Ushuru FC players celebrate one of their three goals during their 3-0 win over Kangemi All Stars at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on March 4, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMigori are placed 17th with a meagre 12 points and have only won once over their last five games and just two in 19. Ushuru will be the straightforward favorites in the 3pm kick off especially as they have never lost against the south Nyanza side, winning 1-0 in the first leg.In Nairobi, Wazito FC under pressure from their millionaire owner to ensure a return to top flight will be taking on Nairobi City Stars in the earliest kick off at 11am at the Camp Toyoyo.Assistant coach Fred Ambani will continue taking charge of the team with the search for a new head coach dragging on.Capital Sports understands the club has already settled on former Harambee Stars coach Stanley Okumbi to take over after the sacking of Mohammed Mchulla, but the tactician is yet to put pen to paper hence the delay in naming him.But that will not be an excuse when the side looks to pounce on any slips by Ushuru and second placed Nairobi Stima as victory will see them scale up top if the two drop points.Lloyd Wahome joined Wazito FC from 11-time Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC. PHOTO/Wazito FCJust this week, the club has signed the Tusker FC duo of defender Lloyd Wahome and midfielder Amos Asembeka to bolster their promotion bid and the two are set to be thrown straight into it against City Stars.“They have trained well over the past two days and for sure they will be starters. They bring in a wealth of experience and I hope they can replicate what I have seen in training inside the game. I believe they will play a big role in our promotion bid,” Ambani said.He expects a tough duel against the mid-table City Stars but believes the push of getting to the top of the table will be enough to spur them into a positive result.“It will be a very tough game because there’s always some sense of rivalry between us and City Stars. We have our targets and focus is on remaining at the top so that for us is motivation enough,” Ambani noted.The club will miss the services of Ghanaian Patrick Acquah and Anthony Gathu through injury, but Ambani is comfortable knowing the club has enough depth to cover.St. Anthony’s Kitale head coach George Owoko gestures from the touchline during their Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) game in Eldoret on July 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, second placed Nairobi Stima under the stewardship of former Bandari and Tusker assistant coach George Owoko will be at home in Naivasha taking on eight placed Bidco whose four-match winning streak was put to a halt by Administration Police last weekend.Stima look solid to hunt for promotion and are the only unbeaten side in the NSL so far this season having won 11 of their 19 fixtures and drawn 8. Over the last five, they have won four and drawn one and will be keen to ensure that run remains intact.NSL midweek fixturesMigori Youth vs Ushuru (Awendo Stadium, 3pm)Green Commandos vs Modern Coast Rangers (Bukhungu Stadium, 12:00pm)Wazito vs Nairobi City Stars (Camp Toyoyo, 11am)Administration Police vs Kisumu All Stars (Camp Toyoyo, 2pm)Kibera Black Stars vs Kangemi All-Stars (Camp Toyoyo, 4:15pm)Fortune Sacco vs Kenya Police (Thika Stadium, 1pm)Thika United vs Coast Stima (Thika Stadium, 3pm)Shabana vs St. Joseph’s Youth (Gusii Stadium, 3pm)Eldoret Youth vs FC Talanta (Eldoret Polytechnic, 3pm)Nairobi Stima vs Bidco United (Karuturi Grounds, 3pm)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Friday like Christmas and birthday rolled into one!’ – Liverpool fans react to news that Jurgen Klopp could be unveiled this week

first_img Jurgen Klopp could become the Liverpool manager on Friday 1 Rumour has it that Jurgen Klopp will be unveiled as the new manager of Liverpool Football Club on Friday – just five days after Brendan Rodgers was sacked by Fenway Sports Group.Supporters have been calling for the former Borussia Dortmund boss to replace the Northern Irishman over the past few weeks following their underwhelming start to the new season, and it seems their wishes could soon become a reality.Having now heard the news that Liverpool could just be days away from announcing Klopp’s appointment, some Reds fans simply cannot wait for the day to arrive.To illustrate the excitement, we’ve scoured Twitter and have collected the best reactions of Liverpool’s most thrilled supporters.Take a look below…last_img read more

Entertainment: Accountancy turns deadly this week at Eclipse Cinemas

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: New films this week at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/StrabaneThe Accountant: Christian Wolff is a math savante with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organisations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.The Light Between Oceans: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. A Street Cat Named Bob: Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.Check out all our listings @ www.eclipsecinemas.com Kids Club DailyAutism Friendly ShowLoyalty Cards – Get yours todayEntertainment: Accountancy turns deadly this week at Eclipse Cinemas was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Eclipse CinemasEntertainmentFilmsLiffordstrabanelast_img read more