AFL kicks off Southern regional selection matches

first_imgAFL Academy will host regional championships, selecting up to 50 kids in each division for four regional teams.Pacific AFL development manager Ben Drew told Loop PNG that the Academy will host a two-day championship in Port Moresby starting today. Later they will travel to Lae to host Mamose junior carnival before visiting the Islands region, starting in Kavieng, Kimbe, back to Kokopo and then to Mt. Hagen for the Highlands region carnival.“The carnival is set to select the PNG junior squad for the upcoming national and international junior championships in 2017, selecting under 14 and 16 for both male (junior Binatangs) and females (junior Kurakums),” Drew said.“The carnival selection range is for the under 13 divisions where both male and female will make up the under 14 team, while the under 15 is for the under 16.”For the Southern region championship which started today, the Kerema AFL squad for the first time is fortunate to be part of the program, challenging the Port Moresby based teams sorted into colors Red, Yellow and Green.Fitness tests, including height and weight, agility, vertical jumps and 20m sprints, were given to assess individuals before the game.last_img read more

LIVE: Opening ceremony of Palarong Pambansa Ilocos Sur 2018

first_imgWatch opening ceremony of Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Davis scores 35, Pelicans hold off Blazers in Game 1 LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ President Rodrigo Duterte was the keynote speaker of the opening program of Palarong Pambansa 2018.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 crowncenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Region 6 RDC passes $7B budget

first_img– less money allocated for wagesThe Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) has approved a $7 billion budget proposal for 2017, with reduced amounts for wages.Capital projects will amount to $1.1 billion and $5.8 billion will be allotted for salaries, maintenance, minor repairs and administrative costs.The budget is being proposed under five headings – agriculture, public works, education, health and regional administration.The RDC met on Monday and approved the budget which will see wages and salaries for the regional administration being cut from $65 million this year to $62 million next year; while for agriculture, it will be cut from $77 million this year to $72 million next year.Wages and salaries budgeted under public works are being proposed at $31 million, compared with $35 million this year.Nurses and those in the health sector will see $473 million being budgeted for salaries in 2017 as against $511 million which was budgeted in 2016. The budget for teachers’ salaries, however, shows an increase for next year. $1.85 billion has been budgeted for teachers’ salaries next year compared with $1.8 billion this year.The major project proposed in the 2016 regional budget is an extension to the Amerindian hostel at Stanleytown. Regional Chairman David Armogan said $9 million has been budgeted for that project.The hostel at Stanleytown caters for children from communities along the Berbice River. Children of Barakara – a community up the Canje River – who will be attending schools in New Amsterdam, will also be housed there.Also in the budget proposal is a $9 million SUV for the Regional Chairman. Currently, Armogan is using a vehicle which is eight years old.The regional budget proposals will be sent to the Communities Ministry for inclusion in that Ministry’s budget which will then be sent to the Finance Ministry, which is preparing the National Budget 2017. The National Budget is expected to be presented in Parliament in December. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

New cereal hits local market

first_imgThe Caribbean International Distributors Incorporated (CIDI) has launched its line of baby milk-based cereal products, and the manufacturers have assured that the products are nutritious and affordable.It was explained that the cereals and Prolife baby milk products will be offered in packages of 230 grams and in a 210-gram tin in all of the country’s major supermarkets and shops.Brand supervisor Seelochanie Manman highlighted the nutritive value of the product. “It is very rich in vitamins and iron, and is easily digestible. It is recommended for infants six months and over,” she explained.CIDI Company Representative Vanessa Adams (left) and Brand supervisor Seelochanie Manman (right)She further noted that one should mix three tablespoonsful of the cereal into one cup of warm Prolife milk, which is the brand’s signature product. The company stressed that users would be able to get value for money, as the product is affordable.“I think what is most important with this cereal is that it is price-competitive…and combined with the Prolife milk, you can’t go wrong. We have trucks that will come to your locations and deliver directly to you and your shops,” company representative Vanessa Adams added.The newly launched product is available in four flavours – rice, five-cereal, apple-banana and corn. Being in existence for almost 11 years, other products under the CIDI brand include Prolife Milk, Juicily Juices, More Juice and Prolife water.Businesses desirous of becoming brand carriers are required to contact the company’s McDoom, Greater Georgetown and Corentyne, Berbice offices.last_img read more

Vote for the Fraction Energy Services Best Decked House

first_imgOn top of this, we’ll create a map of all the homes that have been nominated so that you can tour the region and view the best Christmas lights in Fort St. John.Click here for the map. Click here to vote for the Best Decked House- Advertisement –last_img

Petrucci joins CFR Cluj following Man United release

first_img1 Davide Petrucci Italian midfielder Davide Petrucci has joined Romanian club CFR Cluj after being released from his Manchester United contract by mutual consent.The 22-year-old moved to United from hometown club Roma in 2008 but was unable to break into the first team at Old Trafford and spent time out on loan at Peterborough, Royal Antwerp and Charlton.A United statement read: “Everyone at Manchester United would like to wish Davide well at his new club.”last_img

Leicester, Chelsea leapfrog City; Arsenal, Spurs fall behind

first_img0Shares0000Flying Foxes: Jamie Vardy (left) and James Maddison (right) scored in Leicester’s 2-0 win over Arsenal © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 9 – Leicester moved up to second in the Premier League as a 2-0 victory over Arsenal on Saturday further dented the Gunners’ hopes of a top-four finish.Chelsea were also 2-0 victors against Crystal Palace as they too jumped above Manchester City into third. But it was another woeful afternoon for north London’s big two as Tottenham were held 1-1 at home by Sheffield United to slip to 12th.League leaders Liverpool host City in a highly-anticipated clash between the champions of Europe and champions of England at Anfield on Sunday.Leicester and Chelsea took advantage of kicking off a day earlier to move a point ahead of City and close to within five of Liverpool.The Foxes’ superior goal difference takes them into second as second-half strikes from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison piled more pressure on beleaguered Arsenal boss Unai Emery.“I’m playing probably the best that I ever have,” said Vardy, one of the heroes of Leicester’s remarkable 2015/16 Premier League title win.“There’s a lot of momentum round the club and everyone’s enjoying themselves. That enjoyment comes with winning.”Arsenal are now eight points adrift of the top four and will fall even further behind should City avoid defeat at Anfield.“We are very ambitious in our target, but we know we need time and patience,” said Emery, who faces an anxious wait to see if his wish will be granted by the Arsenal board with a two-week international break coming up.Christian Pulisic (centre) celebrates Chelsea’s second goal in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace © AFP / Adrian DENNISChelsea were equally as impressive with a patient performance to break down a defensively dogged Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.Tammy Abraham opened the scoring as the England striker pounced on a deft flick through by Willian seven minutes into the second half.Christian Pulisic then secured all three points when the American headed home his fifth goal in his last three Premier League games.– Tottenham down to 12th –Buoyant Blades: George Baldock celebrates Sheffield United’s equaliser at Tottenham © AFP / Ian KINGTONTottenham were lucky to even escape with a point as Sheffield United impressed once more to move up to fifth.“The reality is that for different reasons we are not showing the performances that we expect,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.“We are not in a good position in the table.”A rare defensive error from the Blades set up Son Heung-min to open the scoring with his eighth goal of the season just before the hour mark.David McGoldrick thought he had levelled almost immediately, but after a three-minute delay the goal was ruled out for John Lundstram being millimetres offside in the build-up.To their credit, Chris Wilder’s men were not downhearted and survived another VAR review when George Baldock’s cross from the right evaded everyone and found the bottom corner.West Ham’s woes continued as Manuel Pellegrini’s men were beaten 3-0 at Burnley to stretch their winless streak to seven games.Ashley Barnes scored the opening goal in Burnley’s 3-0 win over West Ham © AFP / Paul ELLISAshley Barnes opened the scoring after 11 minutes as Burnley never looked back.Chris Wood doubled the hosts’ advantage after earlier having a goal ruled out by VAR for offside and a miserable day for the visitors at Turf Moor was summed up when goalkeeper Roberto punched a corner into his own net.Everton moved six points clear of the relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 win at Southampton to ease the pressure on Marco Silva.Tom Davies gave the Toffees the perfect start at St Mary’s before Danny Ings equalised early in the second half.But Richarlison struck the winner 15 minutes from time to secure Everton’s first away league win since March.Newcastle are now seven points clear of the drop zone as they came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at St James’ Park thanks to goals from DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clark.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

U.S. grant on way for LAX projects

first_imgU.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta will announce today that the city of Los Angeles will get a $43 million federal grant to help pay the $241 million cost of replacing a runway at LAX and soundproofing nearby homes. Mineta and local officials are expected to make the announcement after touring the south runway at Los Angeles International Airport. Local officials would not provide details of Mineta’s planned announcement. But sources said $18 million of the grant will go to build a wider runway that can accommodate the new, larger A-380 Airbus planes. Another $15 million will be spent to soundproof homes in Inglewood and adjacent unincorporated areas, and $10 million will be used to buy land. The grant will be the second of several federal payments as the city completes the runway expansion as part of the LAX master plan. The $4 billion plan is designed to limit passenger traffic to 78.9 million people a year while modernizing LAX and making it safer for the traveling public. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card In August, the FAA awarded the city $38.8 million for the runway project after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made a personal appeal to Mineta, a former California congressman. At the time, officials said the federal government had made LAX one of its national priorities for improvements. The contract for the work, expected to take 26 months, has been awarded to Tutor-Saliba Construction Corp. of Sylmar, and environmental reviews have been completed. In addition to the runway, the project calls for construction of taxiways and navigational aids as well as structural improvements to the Sepulveda Boulevard tunnel. Mineta aides said he also will be meeting with residents of homes that have been soundproofed through work paid for by the FAA to determine how well the program is working. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 160Want 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

Well-known Letterkenny man appears in court following attack on woman

first_imgA Donegal man has been charged with domestic violence following an alleged brutal attack in Spain.Michael Murray, from Letterkenny, appeared in court last night charged with the attack in Ibiza on Monday night last. Mr Murray, 54, is a well-known figure having written books and undertaken courses on spiritual enlightenment.He has lived in Spain for a number of years but was considered a very good soccer player when he lived in Donegal playing for a number of local clubs.A woman, believed to be Mr Murray’s girlfriend, is in intensive care in hospital after she tried to take her own life in a shop on Monday last.The 47-year-old woman stabbed herself several times after walking into a shop in Ibiza.It followed allegations that she had been assaulted over a three day period.Mr Murray has been remanded in custody to appear at a future sitting of the court.Well-known Letterkenny man appears in court following attack on woman was last modified: March 4th, 2018 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:attackcourtdonegalIbizaletterkennyMichael Murraylast_img read more

Liverpool eyeing Juventus ace as Klopp considers summer move – not Dybala

first_img TOP WORK REVEALED Latest transfer news Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on targets LATEST targets Pjaca has helped Croatia reach their first ever World Cup final The 23-year-old, who joined Juventus in the summer of 2016 from Dinamo Zagreb following some impressive performances at Euro 2016, spent the second half of last season on loan at Schalke, as he searched for consistent playing time to fully recover from a long-term anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered in March 2017.He is currently part of Croatia’s squad at the World Cup, helping them reach their first ever final at said tournament, and Tuttosport claim Liverpool are one of the potential destinations for Pjaca when the competition is over. 2 Pjaca spent part of last season on loan at Schalke Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade three-way race LIVING THE DREAM Jurgen Klopp is said to be keeping an eye on the winger as he looks to strengthen Liverpool’s squad this summer, with Pjaca seen as a rotation option for the Reds’ front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Liverpool are tracking Marko Pjaca ahead of a potential summer move for the Croatia international, according to reports.Pjaca, the Juventus winger, has been listed as one of the players likely to leave Turin following Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival from Real Madrid, with Juve wanting to raise further transfer funds. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 Liverpool have already completed the signing of Fabinho, the midfielder, this summer, while a deal for Naby Keita collapsed at the last moment when Lyons pulled the plug on his proposed transfer.last_img read more