PNG to host U20 women’s soccer tri-nation series

first_imgThe tri-nation series is part of PNG’s preparations in the lead up to hosting the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in November.The tri nation’s series will be held at the Sir John Guise Stadium on the 24th, 27th and 30th of May.It will coincide with the Oceania Football Confederation’s (OFC) Nation’s Cup that will be staged in Port Moresby.The PNG U-20 Women’s coach, Lisa Cole said unlike Japan and USA, they have had two years of preparation while the PNG team have had just had a couple of months training.However, Coles said they have done evaluations and a lot of fitness based testing from a physical perspective and are excited to be preparing for the matches at the end of May.“Our upcoming training will look at how we play, what our pressures going to look like, what our systems will look like so I’m looking forward to the training with the girls,” she said.“Playing against teams like Japan and USA will help us prepare because right now it’s hard to know what we don’t know,” said Cole.Cole added the original squad of 28 players has been trimmed down to 22 with the final squad for the World Cup to be named in October.PNG will play Japan on Tuesday 24 May with Japan taking on USA on the 27th. PNG will then play against USA on the 30th of May.last_img read more

Larqué, Cinta and Calligaris, the staples of the First Iberdrola

first_imgWith 21 days on his boots, Patricia Larqué (Valencia), Rodriguez tape (Sporting de Huelva) and Viola Calligaris (Valencia) are the three players in the First Iberdrola who have played it all this season. In total 1,890 minutes in league matches, a figure that is approaching Auñón and Pilar García (Rayo Vallecano), who accumulated 1,880 and 1,871 minutes, respectively, Deportivo’s top scorer, Peke (1,856 minutes), Rocío Gálvez (1,853), from Levante, Nana (1,853), from Betis, or Ivana Andrés (1,846), I raised. The eleven of the indisputable in the present course of the First Iberdrola complete it Patri gavira (1,843 minutes) or Castelló (1,837), players from Granadilla and Sporting de Huelva. Patri Larqué is the starting goalkeeper for Rayo Vallecano. Zaragoza’s goal reached the Madrid team last summer from Zaragoza, team in which he was formed and to which he returned last season after a campaign at Santa Teresa. Player and coach, after having led several teams in Zaragoza and Badajoz, she is one of the goalkeepers of the season, after her great performance under the sticks of the redhead goal. His level even led him to receive a call from Jorge Vilda in a call for the Spanish Women’s National Team. and it has also been decisive for the good future of the Primera Iberdrola team. The Lightning is eighth in the highest Spanish category.For his part, Rodriguez tape is being one of the pillars of the Sporting de Huelva. The Huelva central, European champion with the Spanish Under-19 team in 2017, He is leaving a very good season with the Andalusians, who for now remain out of the descent. In the case of Viola Calligaris he has managed to take a step forward at Valencia. The Swiss is one of the players of the che team that leaves more lights than shadows in the midst of the results crisis. The team is on the decline and is fighting to save itself after more than a dozen matches without knowing victory.last_img read more

DeRozan scores 37 as Raptors top Jazz; Nuggets nip Heat

first_imgCarpio 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 View comments MOST READ Millsap delivered at a key moment. After missing three of his previous four foul shots, the Nuggets’ big offseason acquisition was fouled at the 3-point line by James Johnson and sunk each of his free throws, delighting a lively crowd at the Pepsi Center.Dion Waiters nearly won it for Miami on the other end with a 3-pointer that rattled in and out in the final second.Goran Dragic scored 23 points for the Heat. Waiters and Johnson each had 15.Denver didn’t have a lead until midway through the third quarter when Jokic swished a short jumper to make 65-63. The Nuggets kept the lead until late in the fourth.In the final minute, Waiters had a driving layup with 30 seconds remaining and Dragic made 1 of 2 from the line to give the Heat a 94-92 lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, right, looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Denver. The Nuggets won 129-111. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)SALT LAKE CITY — DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 37 points and the Toronto Raptors finished their longest road trip of the season Friday night with a 109-100 victory over the Utah Jazz.DeRozan made all 14 of his free throws and added a trio of 3-pointers to complement his trademark mid-range offensive game. His 17 third-quarter points helped stake the Raptors to a lead they never relinquished in handing the Jazz their first loss in six home games.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Toronto went 3-3 on its Western Conference road swing.A game after an “embarrassing performance” in a 129-111 loss to Denver, according to Toronto coach Dwane Casey, the Raptors repeatedly got into the lane and found open shooters. They led 99-87 after Norman Powell’s 3-pointer midway through the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFrom there, the Raptors let DeRozan go to work on isolation plays that resulted in six straight points as they put the game out of reach.Rookie guard Donovan Mitchell followed his career-high 28 points on Wednesday with 25 to lead the Jazz. Rodney Hood added 17 points but had another rough shooting night, going 6 for 19. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FIFA suspend Peru striker Guerrero for failing doping test Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Powell matched his season high with 15 points and Kyle Lowery also had 15 for Toronto.The Jazz are stocked with defensive stoppers, but no one could slow DeRozan in the third quarter. He extended his usual range to beyond the arc and scored in a variety of ways to give the Raptors an 89-82 lead entering the final period.Toronto shot 54 percent and didn’t seem fazed by shot blocker Rudy Gobert or the NBA’s second-stingiest defense.In Denver, Paul Millsap had 27 points, including three straight free throws with 11.9 seconds remaining, and the Denver Nuggets topped the Miami Heat 95-94 on Friday night.Nikola Jokic added 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Nuggets shook off some late struggles at the line to win their second straight on a six-game homestand.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Pelicans’ Cousins ejected for swinging elbow at Westbrook

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene UAAP suspends referees in La Salle-Adamson Final Four clash Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentscenter_img New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) elbows Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the head, drawing an ejection from the game, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS — Pelicans center Demarcus Cousins has been ejected from a game against Oklahoma City after swinging his elbow near the head of Thunder star Russell Westbrook.The play occurred Monday night under the Pelicans’ basket in the third quarter after Cousins had secured a rebound. When Cousins raised his elbows near Westbrook’s face, the Thunder guard dropped to the floor holding his head.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It wasn’t clear from replays whether Cousins caught Westbrook in the head or shoulder, or if the contact was significant.Officials did not eject Cousins from the game until after viewing replays on a TV at the scorers’ table, after which they called a flagrant two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneHard contact is not required for such a foul. Only contact deemed “unnecessary and excessive,” according to the NBA rule book. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 awardlast_img read more

Mike Harris shares blessing after Game 3 win, takes street kids to fastfood joint

first_imgA couple of Facebook users uploaded photos and a video of Harris’ touching gesture. Alaska import Mike Harris continued winning even after the Aces’s 104-102 win over Meralco in Game 3 of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Thursday at Cuneta Astrodome.The Aces’ import took a side trip to a popular fastfood joint beside the game venue and treated a few street kids to some hot meals. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Harris and the Aces hold a 2-1 series lead over the Bolts after taking two straight wins in the five-game series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Chris Gavina returns to PBA as Rain or Shine assistant coach Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Mike Harris with a big heat! Thank you @therealmh33 for treating the street children after the game!” posted Rona Dawisan on her Facebook account. “Small things like treating and giving them food really means a lot for them.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Singh, Brassington being politically persecuted

first_imgDear Editor,The recent charges laid against former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former NICIL CEO Winston Brassington are the worst examples of political persecution seen in Guyana for decades, and reek of desperation on the part of the military dictatorship Government anxious to protect its stranglehold on power in the run-up to the 2020 national elections.Several prominent stakeholders in society, including the leadership of the Private Sector and other civil society organisations, have already expressed outrage at the obviously politically motivated charges laid against Singh and Brassington. These charges are a clear example of political persecution. Both Singh and Brassington are well known for their high standards of professional integrity and competence. These men were also highly regarded by former Presidents Bharrat Jagdeo and Donald Ramotar, who both spoke about the professionalism and integrity displayed by these two former officials throughout their respective tenure in office.The charges are designed to besmirch the character of these two professionals, and persecute them because of their service in the former PPP/C Government. This kind of harassment is reminiscent of, and worse than, the atrocities during the pre-1992 PNC dictatorship. During that time, political opponents were singled out for harassment and persecution, simply because they were viewed as belonging to the opposite political side. Acts of persecution were also perpetrated in order to distract domestic and international attention from the substantive issues of the day.In recent times, the APNU/AFC coalition Government has been embarrassed by a succession of scandals in which its officials have been reported to have been caught involved in obviously corrupt practices. These practices would rock any democratic government, but this APNU/AFC Government is apparently unembarrassed by the mounting evidence of corruption under its watch – committed, facilitated, or condoned by its high-ranking members. The reason it is so unfazed is because of its willingness to use the weapons of fear, intimidation, and brute force, in order to hold on to power at all costs.Everybody knows that what the Government is doing is wrong, but nobody is prepared to come out publicly and say it, because they know that if they do, the Government will target and victimise them.The result is that fear stalks the land. We live today in a climate of fear and intimidation, at the mercy of a brutal and uncaring military dictatorship. Gone are the days when you could speak badly about a Government official, and not have to worry about doing so. Today, if you speak badly about anybody in Government, you immediately have to be fearful for your life and livelihood. I understand that they have even taken to Parliament a law making it illegal to speak badly online about the Government. If that is not evidence of dictatorship, then I don’t know what is.Sincerely,Concerned citizenlast_img read more

Construction underway for teachers’ quarters in Mashabo

first_img– Regional Chairman inspects projectBy: Indrawattie NatramA teachers’ quarters is presently under construction in the Amerindian community of Mashabo in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam), which will accommodate coastland teachers.Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt inspecting the constructionThe construction was budgeted for in the Region’s capital works programme after residents openly requested a location from the regional administration to house trained teachers.During a face the community meeting, parents of Mashabo told Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt that the community is left back in terms of education due to the lack of teachers at the school. After inquiries, it was revealed the school was understaffed since the area did not have accommodation for teachers.Immediately after the meeting, representation was made at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) level, by the Regional Chairman for the construction of the teachers’ quarters and hence provisions were made for the building in the Region’s budget.The construction commenced by a local contractor and according to the Region Two Chairman the work is moving apace.He however called on the Village Council of Mashabo to form a monitoring committee to oversee the project.Residents have expressed gratitude for the quarters and said it will aide in the delivery of education in the Amerindian settlement. Toshoa of the community Sylvn Rapheal expressed concerns about the fencing.Rapheal said he would like for more space to be given so that a school garden can be accommodated. The Toshoa however expressed gratitude for the building and said that often the community is left without teachers due to the lack of a facility to accommodate them.last_img read more

Threat to Guyana’s sovereignty real – Opposition Leader

first_imgGuyana/Venezuela controversy…calls on Govt to be more open, honest with citizens on key developmentsThe threat to Guyana’s territorial sovereignty from its neighbour, Venezuela is very real and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday called on the David Granger Administration to demonstrate more openness, honesty and transparency when divulging information to the citizenry about key developments related to the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy.Jadgeo, still to date Guyana’s longest serving former Head of State and President, told reporters on Thursday that he has received very credible information from aOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeosource which justifies his position.He said he strongly feels that Government is also aware of this potential treat and is urging the Administration to keep Guyanese abreast with these developments.“The last time I pointed out the need to balance out confidentiality with the need to keep the public informed. As a former President of Guyana I am always conscious of that balance,” he said.However, Jagdeo reiterated that there has been an enhanced threat at the borders and the Government has not been forthcoming on the issue, even though they have information about it.“Somehow many people misinterpreted what I said to mean that I was talking about the gangs and I was speaking about an enhanced threat from the state of Venezuela,” he explained.The former Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces continued, “And whilst we have to ensure that our communities are protected from gangs, I think the Government has available all the analysis.“I don’t want to speak about it, but I have received some of the information from other sources that lead me to believe that there is a real enhanced to our nation and its sovereignty.”Jagdeo said the matter should not just be discussed among Cabinet member and the Government should threat this matter as one that “belongs to them.”Rather, he said that if Guyana is to suffer from an act of aggression then it will be the people of the country not just the military, even though in his opinion, the military is not strong enough.President David Granger recently visited villages in Region One (Barima-Waini) that are bordered by Venezuela, where 24-hour security posts were established by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).During his visit to Kaikan, which the President described as a “frontline” village, he said “I have come here with a promise to ensure that Kaikan is fully integrated into Guyana.Have no fear, if we are united, we will prevail. We will be able to live in a strong, secure and stable country… Frontier communities are guardians of Guyana’s territorial integrity and national security. They are our first line of defence against any attempt at incursions and invasions.”The President, according to a release from the Department of Public Information, told the villagers that while the Army and the Police will intensify their efforts to ensure their safety, they have a significant role to play as they are the eyes and ears on the ground.“In weeks and months to come, I am asking you to join the People’s Militia, we are not making war with anyone but I want you to be prepared… My brothers and sisters, we have to protect ourselves… People bring illegal guns into the country and they commit crimes with those illegal guns, unregistered guns. These crimes make us feel very unsafe… We can’t only rely on the Police; we have to look after our own families, our own communities,” the President said. Prior to this meeting, the President met with villagers of Whitewater which is also bordering Venezuela and made similar sentiments. Whitewater is also benefiting from 24-hour security from the GDF. The Guyana/Venezuela border controversy was recently referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by the United Nations after relations between the two countries reached an all-time low when US oil giant ExxonMobil discovered oil on Guyana’s shores.Venezuela, which is going through a political and economic crisis, is laying claim to the County of Essequibo that covers about two-thirds of Guyana’s territory and the waters off its coast.last_img read more

1 dead, several injured in

first_imgOne person is now dead and several others injured after a two-vehicle smash-up at the intersection of Demerara Harbour Bridge and East Bank Demerara.Dead: Roxanne MitchellDead is Roxanne Mitchell, of Farm, East Bank Essequibo.According to reports Mitchell was with her husband in a route 32 minibus heading home from the Independence flag-raising ceremony.According to reports the accident occurred at about 01:30h involving the route 32 minibus bearing license plate BPP 6158 and a route 42 minibus, BPP 167.When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, the now dead woman, who was in an unconscious state, was bleeding profusely as they helplessly waited for some 25 minutes before the ambulance arrived. The woman was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, East Bank Demerara where she was pronounced dead on arrival.Meanwhile, speaking with this newspaper, the route 32 minibus conductor stated that the bus was turning from the eastern carriageway towards the Harbour Bridge when the route 42 minibus, heading north along the western carriageway, slammed into them.A passenger in the route 42 minibus recalled that its driver Michael Thorne called Romel, after realizing he would crash into the route 32 minibus did everything he could to avoid the collision, even shouting “No! no! no!”The impact caused both minibuses to topple several times before finally landing on their sides.It was with aid of public-spirited citizens that the buses were quickly uprighted and passengers trapped in them assisted out, with most of them miraculously only suffering minor injuries.The driver of the route 42 bus was pinned in the vehicle. He is nursing a broken leg at the Georgetown Public Hospital while another passenger suffered a dislocated shoulder.Police are currently investigating the matter as speeding is suspected to be a major factor. (Romario Samaroo)last_img read more

Leaked images show the leaked crest for David Beckham’s MLS team and it is class

first_imgHold everything. I’m now hearing that the bird on this rumored logo for the new Miami @MLS expansion team is a crane. If true, I dig it even more. But can one of you bird-brains out there confirm what bird this actually is?— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) August 15, 2018Featuring two egrets and a black, white and pink theme, the badge also features the year the club will reportedly enter the American league.When Beckham signed for LA Galaxy back in 2007, his contract included an optional $25million clause to buy an expansion into the league.In January of this year, the 43-year-old confirmed he had been awarded the 25th MLS franchise. 1 Beckham’s new team reportedly has a name and a logo Beckham exercised his right to purchase an MLS franchise in 2014 and decided upon the Florida city as the location for his new side.After years of quarrelling with residents and politicians alike, the former Manchester United man seems set to launch his new side in 2020.Despite debates about the team’s location, it seems as though their name and badge are set in stone.The report in The Herald states the crest for the team was submitted to the US Trademark and Patent Office on Wednesday by the same company which filed trademarks connected to Beckham’s ownership group. David Beckham’s new MLS team is set to be named ‘Internacional Club de Futbol Miami’.According to the Miami Herald, the England captain has also decided on the logo for his new side as well; and it is a thing of beauty.last_img read more