Tkatchenko steps in with 200 000 for FORU Cup

first_imgTkatchenko intervened after desperate pleas from the PNG Rugby Football Union (PNGRFU) on the eve of the Oceania Rugby Nation’s Cup which starts tomorrow.And he expressed disappointment at the PNGRFU’s preparations towards running the event.“This tournament is about our standing on the regional and world stage in Rugby Union, and the PNGRFU cannot afford to show false cause and leisurely go about its preparations as has clearly been the case.”“As a government, we are willing to help but we cannot do that if we are not aware of plans, programmes and their goals just like this tournament.”“What has transpired is the inefficiency and incompetency of the current executive. The welfare of the players and the game are our concern and if the PNGRFU as the stakeholder cannot do the right thing by them, that is a great concern,”  said Tkatchenko.Of the funding, 150 000 will go towards Television Broadcast and live streaming on the International Rugby Board (IRB) site.50 000 kina will take care  of the accommodation for the three visiting countries- American Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tahiti.last_img read more

Mess between CD Manchego and Lorca by Pogba’s brother

first_imgThe CD Manchego Ciudad Real has issued an official statement, informing that Mathias Pogba is still a club player. An announcement that surprises, since, early in the afternoon, the brother of the United footballer and Lorca confirmed their agreement on social networks for the remainder of the season. A frustrated signing, but that could be developed in the next few days.Mathías Pogba keeps trying to relaunch his sports career in Spain. The player, therefore, wanted to break his bond with the CD Manchego Ciudad Real and become new player of Lorca FC. I would not change category: will continue playing in Third Division, but with the rise as a goal marked between eyebrow and eyebrow. However, the part of breaking his contract in the town of Castilla-La Mancha has been skipped in the process, which has caused the immediate reaction of his current club.“To this day, he still has a record in force with our club. We remain in conversations to solve the situation in the best possible way. Both the club that formalizes the announcement of the incorporation of a player with a valid card, and without a freedom card, as well as the player who extends the same announcement, are aware of that situation, ”explains the CD Manchego, perplexed at the publication of both announcing the signing.So much Mathias Pogba As the CD Manchego Ciudad Real They want to solve the situation as soon as possible and put an end to their link. However, they still do not reach an agreement and the striker, always according to the club version, has taken the second step before the first. The position of the entity, of course, is protective: “As we have been acting, We will ALWAYS defend the rights and interests of the Manchego Ciudad Real CD“. Pogba, a media signingThe forward has monopolized media outbreaks since his arrival in Spanish football last summer. AS chatted with him at the airport, where Pogba acknowledged that his trip to Spain had nothing to do with the interest of Real Madrid by his brother Paul. Subsequently, I would sign as a Tertullian of The beach bar, while still forging as a footballer in Ciudad Real. Their goals have covered covers in online media. And it is that the last name Pogba has pull. Beyond the spotlights, his head continues to think about football. Thus, He wanted to take a step forward by signing for one of the candidate teams to ascend to Second Division B. Of course, at the moment, it goes far: Lorca FC is seventh ranked with 32 points and is nine points from the fourth, Atlético Pulpileño. His alleged new club, however, has also been news in recent weeks. He dismissed his coach, Walter Pandiani, and, today, has an unprecedented management in Spanish football. Through the application Real Football Manager, the fans vote every week the initial eleven that they consider suitable and the club forms the alignment with the most voted men. The eldest of the Pogba, then, is in your hands.last_img read more

Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgAFC BOURNEMOUTH 1WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1GOALS:- BOURNEMOUTH: RITCHIE 82nd. WBA: RONDON 16thSubstitute Matt Ritchie struck late to earn Bournemouth a share of the points after West Bromwich Albion took an early lead at the Vitality Stadium. A mistake by Cherries goalkeeper Artur Boruc was punished when Salomon Rondon headed home. But Boruc saved Craig Gardner’s penalty before half-time and Ritchie drew the hosts level with a close-range header.ASTON VILLA 0NEWCASTLE UNITED 0Newcastle United dropped into the Barclays Premier League’s bottom three as relegated Aston Villa ended a run of 11 defeats with a goalless draw at Villa Park. Aleksandar Mitrovic headed wide two good second-half chances for Newcastle. Now their fate is out of their hands and Newcastle will be relegated if Sunderland, who beat Chelsea, beat Everton on Wednesday.CRYSTAL PALACE 2 STOKE CITY 1GOALS:-PALACE: GAYLE 47th, 68th. STOKE: ADAM 26th.Crystal Palace came from behind to secure a morale-boosting victory ahead of the FA Cup final later this month against Manchester United. Stoke took the lead through Charlie Adam. But Dwight Gayle equalised for the home side, before adding a second with a 25-yard free kick and earning the points that confirmed Palace’s status as a Barclays Premier League club for another season.LEICESTER CITY 3 EVERTON 1GOALS:- LEICESTER: VARDY 5th, 65th PEN; KING 33rd. EVERTON: MIRALLAS 88th.Champions Leicester put their celebrations on hold to comfortably beat Everton, before being presented with the Barclays Premier League trophy. Jamie Vardy scored twice, but missed out on a hat-trick by sending a second penalty over the bar. Andy King was also on the scoresheet, with Kevin Mirallas netting Everton’s consolation.NORWICH CITY 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 1GOALS:-UNITED: MATA 72nd.Norwich City’s chances of avoiding relegation seem increasingly dismal after a home defeat by Champions League-chasing Manchester United. Cameron Jerome had Norwich’s best chance, only for David de Gea to save his header. A mistake by Sebastien Bassong allowed Wayne Rooney to race clear and find the supporting Juan Mata, who slotted in. Norwich could be relegated on Wednesday if Sunderland beat Everton.SUNDERLAND 3 CHELSEA 2GOALS:- SUNDERLAND: KHAZRI 41st; BORINI 67th; DEFOE 70th. CHELSEA: COSTA 14th; MATIC 45th.Sunderland climbed out of the bottom three after two goals in three second-half minutes saw them fight back for a dramatic win over Chelsea. Diego Costa gave the Blues the lead, but Wahbi Khazri levelled. Nemanja Matic restored Chelsea’s lead. Fabio Borini replied, before Jermain Defoe scored a vital winner. Chelsea captain John Terry was sent off for a second booking before the final whistle and has probably played his last game for the club.WEST HAM UNITED 1 SWANSEA CITY 4GOALS:- WEST HAM: SAKHO 68th. SWANSEA: ROUTLEDGE 25th; AYEW 31st; KI 51st; GOMIS 90th.West Ham’s hopes of Champions League football took a severe knock as Swansea put four past them in the Boleyn Ground’s final Saturday game. Wayne Routledge poked home to give the visitors the lead. Andre Ayew doubled the lead and Ki Sung-yueng put the result beyond doubt. Diafra Sakho netted a consolation, before substitute Bafetimbi Gomis added Swansea’s fourth.last_img read more

Huskies lose 6-4 to North Peace Navigators

first_img Listen to this Highlights Package: [asset|aid=1054|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9b1a1e5b82c575b2b00f2f0494dc54be-Huskies loose 4-6 to North Peace Navigators_1_Pub.mp3]With the best-of-seven series now tied 1-1, the series now shifts back to FSJ, with game 3 set for Saturday night at 8pm.In the other NWJHL semi-final series, Whitecourt beat Grande Prairie 12-3, to take a 3-0 lead in that series, with the chance to wrap it up in game four on Sunday.Advertisement Huskies lose 4-6 to North Peace NavigatorsAfter a 9-2 loss in game one, the North Peace Navigators headed into game two needing a win.  The first 20 minutes was fairly evenly split, with the first half of the period controlled by the Navs, and the second half dominated by the Huskies.  But, it was Fort St. John that would come out ahead, after goals from Dan Pappin and Cody Kalb. In the second, Peace River would strike back.  11 minutes in, a Lance Rapson point shot would bounce to Kyle Richardson, who finished it off to get North Peace on the board.  Less than 2 minutes later, Richardson’s second and a Chase Bagan point shot would both find thier way home 11 seconds apart, and just like that, the Navigators had the lead.  With just 53 seconds remaining in the second, Steven Fast took a feed from Kole Norris and deposited his first of the playoffs, to send the teams into the rooms tied 3-3.- Advertisement -The third period would be big, and the decisive moment came 4 minutes in.  After getting involved with goaltender Zack Blain, Gerry Young was accosted by Payden Wongtedt.  Wongstedt would drop the gloves and throw a couple of punches, earning a 5 minute major and game misconduct, compared to Young’s 2 minute minor.  Just 7 seconds into the 4-on-4, Kyle Richardson jumped on a loose puck, and raced into the Huskies zone, beating Blain, to give the Navs the lead.  Peace River would cash again on the powerplay, when Richardson kicked a loose puck to an open Gerry Young, to make it 5-3 Navs. The Huskies would fight back.  Fort St. John got back to the forecheck, and forced North Peace back on their heels.  It would result in a goal, scored by Cam MacKinnon, on a drop pass from Kole Norris.  But, while the pups would continue to press, North Peace would get the insurance they needed, when Gerry Young converted a 2-on-1 chance, set up by Selleck Bunn, with 6 minutes remaining.  Young’s second of the game would seal the deal, as North Peace held on for a 6-4 win.Kyle Richardson led the way for Peace River, with 3 goals and 2 assists, while Gerry Young contributed 2 goals. Advertisementlast_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP seek assistance in locating missing youth

first_imgPolice say there is a concern for her well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with her as soon as possible.  GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Kayla Oakes. ·       Brown hair ·       last seen wearing a grey hoodie, blue pants, white shoes, and a multicoloured backpack According to RCMP, Oakes was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on November 19. ·       Brown eyesAdvertisement Anyone with information regarding Oakes’ whereabouts is being asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. – Advertisement -·       5’3″/130lbs Oakes is described as:last_img

WATCH! Gareth Bale left dazed in hilarious challenge

first_imgGareth Bale was left in a right spin after taking part in a charity initiative.The Real Madrid star man and his mates were helping to raise awareness for The Global Goals campaign by attempting to score a ‘dizzy goal’.See how he get on above and find out more about The Global Goals campaign here:last_img

L.A. hits mute button on giving money

first_imgSeveral months ago, my sushi addict ex-boyfriend takes me to a Japanese dive on a restaurant-barricaded stretch of Pico Boulevard in West L.A. Knowing my un-affinity for high-brow sushi establishments, he thinks a small, quirky alternative will appease my wasabi-skeptic palate. It’s something of a compromise. The sushi place is small and cramped. The theme isn’t Japanese minimalism at all, but Jamaican Rastafarian. The crowd is a mix of truck-driver chic and Tokyo grunge. As we wait for a table, a well-dressed man in his 30s with a bicycle enters the scene with a startling clang. Everyone turns for a moment and looks the intruder up and down. His bike has a flat and he asks for some change for bus fare. I look to see everyone’s reaction. Nothing. Even the two slipshod customers at the bar dismiss him. Americans responded in record numbers to victims of Hurricane Katrina, but we still have problems giving money to people on the street. Sometimes, the garden-variety disadvantaged just can’t compete. As Americans, we mean well. We give money to the needy through trusting organizations like the Red Cross that have Web sites and can do it for us. We get tax breaks and a thank-you letter. It’s just the “in” thing to do. Like eating sushi. Back at the dive, I have trouble finishing my salmon steak nonsushi dinner. It would not have bothered me half as much if the bicyclist was homeless. I am bothered by the fact that he wasn’t. He was just a regular guy in a moment of panic. Is it when money is involved that some people hit the mute button, or is it, I’m afraid to say, an L.A. thing? The check arrives. My boyfriend tells me I seem preoccupied. I am, but I don’t want to give the impression that I think he puts a price on his conscience, or that he’s cheap. My real dilemma, however, isn’t with him. He isn’t the one afflicted by his lack of good Samaritanism. My real problem is with myself. The fact is that although I gave the bicyclist a dollar, I could have given him two.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre So much for convincing me sushi restaurants aren’t all sanctuaries for the secretly snooty. What’s going on here? Both my boyfriend and I gave our donations to the Hurricane Katrina victims. Both of us attended the same tree-hugging community-service-geared liberal-arts college. I know he is a good person. Is he just too hungry to remember to act like one? Maybe I just can’t stand the tension anymore, but I open my wallet and give the man a dollar. I am reminded of the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964 and the bevy of research experiments on good Samaritanism that followed. Was this a case of the Bystander Effect firsthand? I confront my boyfriend at the table. He raises a lackadaisical eyebrow. “You’re obviously a better Samaritan than me,” he says. last_img read more


first_imgKNIFE ATTACK: THIS IS JOHN GIBBONS WHO STABBED MARTIN COYLE IN THE BACKA COUPLE terrorised by a family gang in Co Donegal have spoken of their horror when a thug who attacked them walked free.John Gibbons (pictured right) and his brother Joe have been terrorising the community in Fanad for years, garda sources have confirmed to Donegal Daily. And there was widespread shock yesterday when we reported that John Gibbons had been given 240 hours of Community Service when he pleaded guilty to assaulting well-known and well-liked Kerrykeel publicans Martin and Laura Coyle.The owners of the Village Inn – sponsors of a range of community activities including Fanad Gaels GAA club and Fanad United soccer team – were terrorised in October 2010 when the Gibbons used their own grandmother’s death as cover for a vicious attack.Donegal Daily reported the court case yesterday. A link to that report is at the bottom of this story.“I was horrified when Judge John O’Hagan gave Gibbons community service,” said Mr Coyle.“I was certain that he was going to go to jail. When the judge gave his verdict I was in shock; I’m still in shock. I was battered outside my pub, inside my pub and then stabbed in the back with a steak knife.“It was hard to take. It’s still very hard to take.”His wife Laura, who was punched and head-butted, said: “The Gardai did their job. Garda Dempsey investigated the case.“There was CCTV, forensics from the knife they used to stab Martin, and loads of witnesses who gave statements.“When Gibbons walked out of those court doors behind me it was as if he’d gotten away with it. I was in tears. We can’t explain it and we don’t feel the judge explained it to us.”The community of Kerrykeel and Fanad has been rallying around the couple, with phone calls and message since Donegal Daily reported the case last night.You can leave messages of support for the couple here: Gibbons is on the run and believed to be living openly in London. If any of our Donegal readers in the English capital see him, they should report his whereabouts to  the Metropolitan Police.Our court report from yesterday is here: SPEAK OF THEIR ‘UTTER DEVASTATION’ AFTER KNIFE THUG IS FREED was last modified: February 1st, 2013 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:COUPLE SPEAK OF THEIR ‘UTTER DEVASTATION’ AFTER KNIFE THUG IS FREEDKERRYKEELThe Village Innlast_img read more


first_imgA JUDGE has issued an arrest warrant for a man with a County Cork address wanted in Donegal for allegedly leaving a pub without paying.Dermot O’Connor, who is 59 and from Kilkorney in Mallow, failed to appear when he was called at Letterkenny District Court.He faces a charge of leaving the Central Bar in Lifford on June 3 last without making payment. ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR MAN WHO LEFT PUB WITHOUT PAYING was last modified: June 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdrinkLetterkenny District CourtLiffordThe Central Barlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny’s Mark English achieved the qualifying standard for the IAAF World Championships in his first race of the outdoor season.Mark EnglishThe 2015 European Indoor 800m silver medallist was competing in the FBK Games in Hengelo earlier today (SUN).English ran a time of 1.45.83 to dip inside the required standard of 1.46.00 for the World Track and Field Championships in Beijing which are scheduled to take place from the 22nd-30th of August.The race in Hengelo was a close contest with rival and current European Indoor Champion Marcin Lewandowski of Poland taking the victory in a time of 1.45.46.ENGLISH ACHIEVES QUALIFYING STANDARD FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH FIRST 800M RUN OF SEASON was last modified: May 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalmark englishqualifiersWorld Championshipslast_img read more