Construction company backs Malalaua league

first_imgOwner of Dekanai Constructions company David Fallon with his project manager Jim Taparu, also the patron of the association, were excited to support young sportsmen from the province.”Dekenai has a very good name in the community, employing 600 staff and we will continue to support the locals,”Fallon said.His company was excited about the new Malalaua to Kerema road construction and sees a huge potential for the province and the country as a whole to tap into the vast resources.Competition president George Lare and his vice president Emmanuel Oii were on hand to receive the dummy cheque and were full of praise for the company for the timely support.Mr Lare said the money will be used to purchase trophies and medals for the winning teams in the grand final in November.The rural competition is made up of young boys from the two LLG wards of Taure and Lakekamu areas in the East Kerema district of Gulf Province.President Lare thanked Dekenai Construction and said this was the first time a company had come forward to support the village competition after numerous requests for funding to the Gulf Provincial Administration and member for Kerema Richard Mendani were unsuccessful.”We started with 12 clubs at the beginning of the competition,but due to financial difficulties the number of teams dropped to ten clubs,” President George said.The competition since affiliating to the PNG Rugby Football League in the country had to conform to the high standard set by the national body to ensure all clubs registration fees were on time for the competition proper to kick off earlier this year.The competition is now into its tenth year of competition and has struggled through the years with no funding from the provincial government and the frequent  flooding from the Taure river during the rainy season which bursts the river banks, seeing  the whole station go under water and the games forced to stop.Malalaua is situated on a flat low lying area surrounded by swamps and during wet season the small station struggles to deal with the flooding.This year the venue had to relocate to Terapo Catholic Mission station as it is a central location for the teams to access the venue and on higher, more stable ground. The Malalaua League has A and B grades, mainly youths aged  17 and 18 years, who take up rugby league to stay away from the pressures of alcohol and drug abuse with the aim of making it to the Gulf Isapea team in the Digicel Cup. The association consists of 3 teams from east Kerema, 2 from coastal and the rest from Mailovera villages including Iosipi Kangaroos, East Kerema Broncos, Pisu United and Terapo Roosters who are hot favourites to make it to the grand finals. The Malalaua Rugby League Grand Final is scheduled in the first week of November.Picture Caption: (from left to right) David Fallon, Jim Taparu, George Lare, Emmanuel Oiilast_img read more

Flying V survives close call, draws first blood in D-League semis

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Nets to play Thunder, Heat in Mexico City this December Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flying V almost lost the game after Thomas Torres was slapped with a flagrant foul penalty one on Orlan Wamar with 21.0 left, but CEU’s diminutive playmaker uncharacteristically muffed both shots.Altamirano reiterated that for the Thunder to advance to the next level, they should have their A-game on the defensive end for Game 2.“We need to do a better job in controlling the rebounds and blocking out their bigs. We just have to continue doing that because we’re gonna need more of that, especially in the second game,” he said.Rod Ebondo was dominant anew in the glass, scoring 20 points and pulling down 27 rebounds, two boards shy of the record 29 set by Jay-R Taganas in the 2015 Foundation Cup.Art Aquino added 17 markers and four rebounds in the losing effort for the Scorpions.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT FLYING V 65 – Teng 17, Banal 12, Salamat 12, Torres 6, Austria 5, Dionisio 4, Thiele 3, Cañada 2, Paredes 2, Tampus 2, Koga 0.CEU 61 – Ebondo 20, Aquino 17, Wamar 9, Cruz 8, Jeruta 6, Casiño 1, Fuentes 0, Guinitaran 0, Intic 0.Quarters: 14-13, 31-32, 54-46, 65-61.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ “I think when it comes to those situations, you really have to assert yourself defensively,” said coach Eric Altamirano. “I think this game really boiled down to the stops. We were able to make the crucial stops, especially the one Gab had on Ebondo. But overall, we had to grind it out since CEU played a really good game.”Jeron Teng flirted with a triple-double as he tallied 17 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists, while Banal got 12 markers on a 3-of-6 shooting from threes, to go with five boards, and two steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Eric Salamat also chimed in 12 points, three rebounds, and three dimes in the conquest, which stretched the Thunder’s winning run to 11 straight games.Game 2 is on Tuesday, still at the Ynares Sports Arena. Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESFlying V survived a testy challenge from Centro Escolar University and hacked out a gritty 65-61 Game 1 victory to draw first blood in their 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With the Thunder holding a precarious 63-61 lead with 21 seconds left, Gab Banal drew a huge charging foul on the driving Rod Ebondo to halt the Scorpions’ fightback from nine-points down, 59-50, before Jerick Cañada iced the win with two freebies in the final 3.6 ticks.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

Witness Becomes Temporarily Speechless in Belgian’s Murder Trial

first_imgDrama unfolded at the murder trial of Michel Bruno, a Belgian national, at the Criminal Court ‘A’ when a prosecution witness became temporarily confused.Moses H. Kermue, prosecution’s third witness stood speechless in the box for a few minutes before denying having knowledge that the defendants shot   Bruno, then Plantation Manager of Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC).Kermue is a senior officer of LAC’s Plant Protection Division (PPD).He was the only person cross examined by defense counsel.The defendants are charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing Bruno on November 17, 2010 at LAC’s 3.3 extension site in District #3 Grand Bassa County. They have since denied the allegation levied against them.Testifying on Tuesday, April 8, the third witness caused a stir when he consistently asserted that he did not know whether the defendants murdered Bruno, alleging he heard the information from reliable sources in the employ of LAC. His vehement denials, even under questioning by his own lawyer, raised eyebrows.Witness Kermue could not disclose the name of his reliable sources.He refused a suggestion from prosecution lawyers, who asked him to point at the defendants in the box that were arrested in connection to Bruno’s death.“As I said previously, on November 17, 2010, I was not on the scene, and I can’t identify any of the defendants in the box who were arrested in connection with the murder of Bruno.”To the question as to whether he was aware that the defendants upon their arrest were investigated at the PPD’s headquarters in LAC, Kermue answered: “I was not there when they (defendants) were investigated at the headquarters. What I can say is I only heard that information, but I have no knowledge about it.”Earlier, Kermue explained that the day before Bruno was shot and killed, the chief of PPD, Major Garfe E. Mason, drove to his house and took him to LAC’s extension site to protect the company’s workers that had gone there to survey the land.“When we got there, we saw the surveying team headed by the late Bruno along with Alexander Peterson, Price Tawo, Matthew Daigar, Saye Yeasie and two PPD officers and we all moved to the bush together,” he added, “When we got into the bush the Surveyor began to clear the road and they started to plant their pegs.”According to him, while the survey was in process, they saw a group of men under the control of one of the defendants, Arthur Crusoe.“Crusoe asked us where we were coming from and we answered that we are from LAC Plantation. Crusoe then told us that he learnt LAC was about to conduct a survey in the district. He said this was the reason, we have declared this day as a holiday in our area. LAC has been fooling us this time around, LAC is not going to fool us. In fact, I am going to let the government to know about this,” witness Kermue quoted defendant Crusoe as saying.“It was at this time,” the witness alleged “that a lady I couldn’t recognize in the group turned to one of the surveyors, the late James Myers, and said, “James, I know you very well, don’t be part of these people again.”“After that statement, we immediately left the area,” the prosecution witness further alleged. In an hour-long cross-examination, which was not different from the questions and suggestions posed to previous prosecution witnesses, Kermue’s response to most of them were negative. The prosecution declined to continue with his examination.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Senate Fails to Convene

first_imgFor the first time since the inception of the 5th Session of the 53rd Legislature, the Senate yesterday failed to hold session due to lack of quorum.Out of 30 in all, only 14 Senators plus the Pro Temp were present for the 27th day sitting.By 11:20 a.m., only three Senators including Pro Temp Armah Jallah were present in the Chamber; a situation that forced Jallah to instruct the Sergeant-at-Arms to visit offices of individual Senators to remind them of their duty to represent their people; but up to 11:55 a.m., only 14 of them were available. Reasons for the absence of 15 Senators yesterday were not clear, but a political observer remarked that some of the absent lawmakers might have trooped to the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) headquarters to patronize Montserrado County Senator, George Manneh Weah, a football Legend, who was nominated by his party to run in the 2017 presidential and legislative elections. The roll call conducted yesterday showed that the following Senators were present: Sando Dazoe Johnson, Bomi County; J. Gbleh-Bo Brown, Maryland County; Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence, Grand Bassa County; Morris G. Saytumah, Bomi County; Albert Chie, Grand Kru County; H. Dan Morais, Maryland County; Thomas G. Grupee, Nimba County; Dallas A. V. Gueh, River Cess County; and Francis Saturday Paye, River Cess County. Others were Senators Jonathan Kaipay, Grand Bassa County; J. Milton Teahjay, Sinoe County; Daniel Flomo Naatehn, Gbarpolu County; Stephen A. Zargo, Lofa County; and George T. Tengbeh, Lofa County. Among the three items on the unread agenda was another appearance of outgoing Finance and Development Planning Minister, Amara Konneh.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gov’t Could Not Provide US$104M Needed for UNMIL Transitioning

first_imgMr. Dakana addresses Wednesday’s forum in Monrovia.Says National Security Reform CoordinatorAttorney Samuel Dakana, coordinator of the National Security Reform, on Wednesday informed a gathering of national security personnel that the officers failed to professionally perform because former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s government failed to raise the US$104 million budgeted to fill security vacancies created as a result of United Nations Mission in Liberia’s (UNMIL) transitioning.This situation created serious impediments to the national security operations, Dakana explained, adding that before UNMIL’s departure, the government developed a roadmap and security gap analysis that would define what the security would look like in the interim of the departure.According to him, it was during the roadmap and the gap analysis that the government budgeted US$104 million to fill the security gap that would be created following UNMIL’s departure.He said since they were sure of raising the US$104 million, government set up a project implementing unit that was controlled by the ministries of Justice (MOJ) and Finance.“We wanted to identify the various security operations that UNMIL was involved with, and to look into the security sector statutory responsibilities, and define each role and function on which the US$104 million would be expended,” Dakana said.Dakana made the clarification when he served as one of the panelists at the 22nd Edition of the Wilfred E. Clarke Lecture Forum on Social Justice and the Rule of Law that was hosted in Monrovia on Wednesday.The forum, under the theme, “Prospects and Challenges of Enacting Key Security Related Legislation,“ was organized by the Liberia National Law Enforcement Association (LINLEA), with support from the National Empowerment for Democracy (NED).Dakana continued, “We resolved to do the roadmap to take us to a point where we could equip our security whenever UNMIL finally departed the country.”Unfortunately, Dakana told the gathering comprising security officers, it was at that time when the government started to experience a budget shortfall.“This shortfall made it difficult for us to achieve UNMIL’s transitioning plan,” Dakana said.Since government could not raise the US$104 million at the time UNMIL was ready to leave, Dakana said the government provided an initial amount of only US$10 million.“The US$10 million could not meet all of the priorities vacancies that we anticipated to fill,” Dakana said.Dakana also said that because of the huge challenges, government presented an additional amount of US$5 million for the reform process, which increased the amount to a total of US$15 million that went into UNMIL’s transitioning plan.“We also resolved that having developed the roadmap and identified the task each security institution would play, there was a need for us to match that with the cost and the budget shortfall again,” Dakana emphasized.Dakana informed the gathering that the current government was reviewing the roadmap and security gap analysis, to take the necessary step that would improve the country’s security sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 busted with over 42kg of marijuana

first_imgTwo men of Tuschen, New Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) were on Tuesday arrested after they were caught with over 42 kilograms of ganja in a motorcar.Shafeek LatifThe bust was made by agents of the Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) at Parika Public Road, EBE about 03:00h on the day in question. Based on information received, Shafeek Latif, 39, and Naresh Totaram, 35, were travelling in a Toyota Spacio motorcar when it was intercepted by CANU ranks.At the time, two bulky salt bags were found in the back seat of the car. Upon inspection, the large amount of ganja was unearthed. The men were told of the offence and were taken into custody.Naresh TotoramIn July, two ex-Police detectives and one of their wives were nabbed by CANU agents after they swooped down at their home at No 2 Village, East Canje, Berbice. During the operation, 94.347 kilograms (208 lbs) of ganja were discovered.It was reported that Khushyal Grant, 28, who served in the Guyana Police Force as a detective, was found with the prohibited substance in his home.The ganja that was confiscatedIt was based on information received and fuelled by an intelligence-led operation that Grant was busted with the cannabis.last_img read more

Special One turns sour as Mourinho’s dream job ends in sack

first_imgSunday’s 3-1 defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool, which left United 19 points off the Premier League leaders after just 17 games, proved the final straw.After David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, a third manager sacked in four years suggests there is far more to be fixed behind the scenes at the world’s richest club than a new name on the manager’s door.Former club captain Gary Neville raged at a club “rotten to the core” when rumours over Mourinho’s future first circulated and after the Liverpool defeat described United’s board as “so naive it’s unbelievable”.But Mourinho did little to help himself, particularly in a short-lived third season, which has become an unwanted hallmark of his managerial career.His departure from Old Trafford came a day after the third anniversary of his sacking from a second spell at Chelsea just six months after winning the title with the Blues.For the first time since leaving provincial Portuguese side Uniao de Leiria for local giants Porto in 2002, Mourinho leaves a club having failed to win a league title.He did deliver silverware. Winning the League Cup and Europa League in his debut season, and even claiming the Community Shield, a glorified friendly curtain-raiser to the season, as a hat-trick of trophies.United’s highest league finish since Ferguson’s retirement followed last season but it was still only second best to local rivals Manchester City and by a record 19-point margin.– Pogba power struggle –The seeds of disharmony were also sown last season. Mourinho routinely dropped the club’s most expensive ever signing, £89 million ($113 million) midfielder Paul Pogba, to start a power struggle he has ultimately lost.Pogba sat on the bench for the full 90 minutes at Anfield on Sunday — he has not started any of United’s past three league games.The French World Cup winner was not alone. Mourinho was stinging in his public criticism of Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial among others.The man who introduced himself to English football as the “Special One” and proved it by delivering Chelsea’s first league title for 50 years was now the surly one.In a recurring theme from his third seasons at Real Madrid and in his second spell at Chelsea, Mourinho’s message quickly fell on deaf ears.Without his confidant and assistant for 17 years, Rui Faria, who left United in May, Mourinho became even more volatile.The United board also seemed to lose faith just months after handing Mourinho a new contract until 2020 in January.A number of signing targets earmarked by the manager to improve United’s central defence in the summer were apparently deemed no better than options already in the squad by the club’s hierarchy, led by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.Mourinho’s success has always been built on solid foundations. Having not conceded more than twice in one match for 22 months, United shipped three goals each time in defeats to Brighton, Tottenham, West Ham, Manchester City and Liverpool and have already conceded more league goals in the current campaign than in the whole of last season.However, his cautious nature also clashed with the 20-time English champions’ tradition of attacking football.Even more galling for United fans was to see fierce rivals City and Liverpool under Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp marrying success with entertaining football.“The most important job of football is entertaining the people because it is only football and nothing else,” said Klopp earlier this season on his personal duel with Guardiola.Mourinho has always been more pragmatic. But as his previous spells in Madrid and at Stamford Bridge show, when a results-driven manager starts losing, there is nothing left to save his job.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho sackedLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 18 – Jose Mourinho reportedly cried when he heard he had not been chosen as the heir to Alex Ferguson’s throne at Old Trafford.Five years on, having finally landed his dream job, Mourinho’s United tenure also ended in tears.The axe finally fell on the Portuguese on Tuesday, an increasingly inevitable divorce as Mourinho fell out with senior squad members, blamed his superiors for a lack of backing in the transfer market and oversaw a drastic deterioration in performances and results on the pitch.last_img read more

No crying on New Year’s Day

first_imgWHITTIER – There are a few things that kindergartners at Hoover Elementary School think others should know before celebrating Chinese New Year on Sunday. First and foremost, never cry on New Year’s Day – or you’ll cry all year long. Second, people should wear red because it symbolizes goodness. And finally, don’t be frightened by the fierce lion featured in many Chinese New Year celebrations. “The lion sweeps away the evil spirits and brings good luck and happiness,” kindergartner Rachel Mendoza said Friday, just before she joined her fellow classmates in performing the traditional Lion Dance. The children, dressed in authentic Chinese clothing that many parents bought in Chinatown, slowly paraded into the school’s multipurpose room to the sound of pounding drums, followed by a giant pinata lion. They danced, bowed, recited poetry, and wrapped up their brief New Year celebration by performing to the song “Kung Fu Fighting,” kicking their legs up in the air and making chopping motions with their hands. This is the fifth year that kindergarten teacher Letty Mendoza has organized the Chinese New Year event as part of the class’s multicultural studies section. Instead of just telling students about the event, or showing them pictures of it, teachers decided the children could put on their own program, with a lot of help from parent volunteers. “What’s nice is that a lot of parents went to Chinatown and the kids were able to experience that culture,” said teacher Susan Perez. Angelina Aragon, 24, said she liked the idea of her daughter, Alyssa Flores, learning about different cultures at school. “And I loved the program,” Aragon said afterward during a Chinese food potluck. “I thought it was all so cute and it turned out really well for the whole class.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Football Association votes in favour of chairman Greg Clarke’s reforms

first_imgThe Football Association has agreed to implement the most radical reforms to how it is run in decades at a meeting of its shareholders at Wembley.Championed by FA chairman Greg Clarke, the reforms mean the governing body will now meet the new governance code introduced by sports minister Tracey Crouch.This will enable the FA to continue to receive public funding for grassroots projects and bidding for events, as well as answering critics who doubted its ability to modernise itself.Already unanimously backed by the board and council, the reforms have now cleared the final hurdle of receiving the support from 75 per cent of the FA’s 1,100 shareholders and will come into force on July 27.The key reforms are streamlining the board from 12 members to 10, with three seats reserved for women from 2018, the introduction of term limits and a revamped council.In an FA statement, Clarke said: “This is a significant moment and a very positive step.“Good corporate governance is essential for any successful organisation and these new reforms have the interests of football at their core. They will benefit all of English football.“This is a good start but we don’t just want to be compliant with Sport England’s code for sports governance, we want to go beyond that. Our aim is to make English football for all and a more inclusive and diverse game.“This has been a collaborative process from the start and we could not have done this without the full support of the board, the council and the shareholders. We have all come together for the good of football and I am grateful for the help, encouragement and advice of all stakeholders within the game.”As well as the changes at board level, 11 new members will be added to the council, football’s so-called parliament, to make it more diverse and inclusive.All council members will also have to be actively involved in the organisations they represent, so there will be no further appointments of life or senior vice-presidents, and those groups will lose their voting rights.The limit of three three-year terms will apply to both the board and council.Clarke’s careful diplomacy has been crucial in getting the FA to this point but credit must be shared with Crouch for linking change to cash. From November, any organisation that wants support from funding agencies Sport England or UK Sport must meet the new code.The FA received £30million from Sport England between 2013-17 and stood to lose about £15million of that – as grants have fallen and it has already been given £5.6million for disability football and the women’s game – if it failed to reform.Clarke also said he would quit if the FA failed to meet the code and the size of this task was illustrated in February when the House of Commons passed a “no confidence” vote in the FA’s ability to reform itself.The former English Football League and Leicester chairman can therefore be justifiably pleased with his efforts, although he will know there are many who believe football’s real governance problems are more cultural than structural and changing that will be a much tougher job. The meeting saw the footballing body agree to make radical changes 1last_img read more


first_imgHAVE you the skills to be the next Jim McGuinness – for our rapidly expanding Ladies teams?The Donegal Ladies County Board is seeking applications for the positions of Managers of Donegal U14, U16, Minor and Senior Ladies Football County Teams.Each position is for a 3 year term with annual review. Application forms available from dillondeirdre34@gmail.comClosing date for completed forms is Sept 26th 2012. FANCY MANAGING THE DONEGAL COUNTY TEAM? – FOUR POSTS UP FOR GRABS! was last modified: September 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FANCY MANAGING THE DONEGAL COUNTY TEAM? – FOUR POSTS UP FOR GRABS!last_img read more