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26
May
2020

Pukpuks finish third at Oceania Junior titles

first_imgThey defeated Vanuatu today by a huge margin, scoring 13 tries in a final scoreline of 80-7.Pukpuks’ first try was scored by Zion Reto eight minutes into the game. Another try came eight minutes later through Lindsey Yabone which took PNG up to 10-0 followed by the third try, by winger William Tirang 19 minutes into the game.A successful conversion by Richard Aitsi sent the score to 17-0.Vanuatu bounced back 25 minutes into the game with their first and only try through centre Dick Taiwia followed by a conversion from by Malau Manaroto, to reduce the gap to 17-7.With 15 minutes left to half time, PNG sailed through, putting another three tries on the board through Robin Loma, Shane Auakai and Eugene Ivankin to increase their lead  to 34-7 at half time despite a yellow card awarded to Jimmy Gissua for a dangerous tackle in the 35th minute. Pukpuks sailed through the second half, scoring another eight tries through Yabone, Zion Reto, Eliud Hosea (two tries), Gissua, Ricky John, Joe Moke and Graham Karepa and taking them to victory.The final is being played between Fiji and Tonga for the first and second spot.last_img read more

26
May
2020

Old foes Freelancers cross cues with Poi-Nangu as Media Pool opens

first_imgTo kick start the day and the season, old foes Freelancers and Poi-Nangu will kick off on Table 1. On Table 2 Papuan Blacks and Dataco Pebbles should have an even tussle at 12pm. On Table 3 the match between defending premiers Cool Grafix and Auditor General should be the match of the round.The MPC will see each team play two and a half games every weekend. This  means 12 teams play 3 matches a weekend while the other 12 play only two matches with the reverse the following Saturday.     While there has been a lot of horse trading in the off-season, many of the big name teams are set to once again feature prominently in season 2016.Last season’s minor premiers North East Mirror and premiers Cool Grafix having maintained the core of their team from 2015 will again look to dominate from the start. But word is that Heli-Solutions sponsored Spin Doctors have revived their premiership winning side from 2014 and are set to rock the boat this season to reclaim the crown.That is however without saying that many of the teams in the competition have grown from strength to strength and have improved their game to the stage where there are no easy beats anymore.“Our competition has grown over the past 12 years to a stage where the level of competition has improved so much so that no one team can clearly dominate,” said tournament director Ephraim Kara.Kara said teams such as Poi-Nangu, Keleone, Next of Kin, City Hall, Pebbles, Patrons, Lamana, Telinet, Auditor General and Education Media are always a threat of making the finals come November.He said other new teams admitted to this year’s competition also come as surprise packages so there should be a lot of fun and excitement going into the first few rounds of competition.Chairman Tony Sipa said a team captains meeting on Tuesday endorsed the inclusion of several new teams including Niugini Guinea Islands Insurance Limited Famagusta, National Teachers Insurance Limited, CRE and Peoples Notice Board.Sipa said in order to maintain the image and profile of the competition, dress standards and professionalism will be maintained at all times during the competitions.“The team captains have been reminded in no uncertain terms that they are responsible for each of their teams, standards have to be maintained and we will not entertain anything less,” he said.last_img read more

12
Jan
2020

Air Canada flight safe after lightning strike

first_imgAir Canada has confirmed a flight bound for Fort St. John had to return to Vancouver this morning, after being struck by lightning.Air Canada Jazz Corporate Communications Manager Debra Williams confirms flight 8181 turned back to Vancouver shortly after its 8:45 take-off.Standard A.C. operating procedures mandate all flights undergo maintenance checks of aircraft after such occurrences, although planes are designed to withstand lightning strikes.- Advertisement -The flight returned to Vancouver without incident, and passengers were bumped to subsequent flights.last_img read more

11
Jan
2020

LAFD probes anti-Semitic song at fire station

first_img eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Interim LAFD Chief Douglas L. Barry, who has been reviving the department’s zero-tolerance policy for discrimination and horseplay, first disclosed the latest probe at a news conference Tuesday. Several city officials, including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Jack Weiss, applauded his candor, although Barry did not release specifics about the incident. The disclosure came days after news reports emerged about the alleged hazing and discrimination of an African-American firefighter in North Hollywood. The LAFD member found a banana and white lotion or foam smeared on his clothes and uniform inside his locker. As for the incident at Fire Station58, Hudley-Hayes said Barry launched a full investigation Tuesday as soon as he found out about it. “He has the confidence of the department,” she said. “Beforehand, these kinds of things got stuck in the chain, … which is what made people think discipline was inconsistent and complacent.” A song played inside a West Los Angeles fire station whose lyrics were altered in an alleged anti-Semitic way sparked the most recent discrimination probe within the Los Angeles Fire Department, an official said Wednesday. The 2000 hit “Who Let the Dogs Out?” was changed to say “Who let the Jews out?” and was played inside Fire Station58 sometime this month, according to several sources and confirmed by Los Angeles Fire Commissioner Genethia Hudley-Hayes. The station is in the Pico/Robertson neighborhood, which has a large Jewish population. It was not known who lodged a complaint or whether any firefighters are under investigation. last_img read more

06
Jan
2020

Southampton star would prefer to join Arsenal rather than Tottenham, claims Crook

first_imgtalkSPORT’s south coast football expert Alex Crook believes Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin would see joining Tottenham as a ‘sideways step’ and would rather move to Arsenal.The north London rivals have both heavily been touted as destinations for the classy French midfielder should he decide to join the exodus from St Mary’s.But Crook thinks it would be a ‘strange’ move if the France international chose Spurs over a switch to the Emirates.“I’m not convinced Morgan Schneiderlin would swap Southampton for Tottenham,” he told Sam Matterface on Kick Off.“I think if Arsenal did make a firm bid, and they’ve been linked all summer long, he would go to the Emirates. He may see going to Tottenham as a bit of a sideways step.“They’re not in the Champions League remember, they’re not even in Europe next season so I think that would be a strange move.”last_img read more

03
Jan
2020

‘Bentaleb and him would be very good together’ – Spurs fans back move for midfield ‘unit’

first_img Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: ‘He would be an excellent signing’ – Spurs fans discuss interest in Everton midfielder James McCarthy 1 Everton midfielder James McCarthy is reportedly unhappy with life at Goodison Park.A new and revised contract has not yet been offered to the Republic of Ireland international, which appears to have unsettled him.Meanwhile, Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur are keen to capitalise on the uncertainty surrounding the Toffees midfielder.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is in the market for a defensive mdifielder to partner Nabil Bentaleb and the 24-year-old could fit the bill.Younes Kaboul or Aaron Lennon, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Everton, may yet be included as a makeweight in the deal to bring McCarthy to north London.But does the White Hart Lane faithful think the mdifielder would be a good signing? Is McCarthy really the man to help them close the gap on the top four? Or should the Lilywhites look elsewhere?Tottenham Hotspur fans have had their say on McCarthy and you can see the best reaction to the latest Spurs transfer news below…last_img read more

28
Dec
2019

DDTV: DONEGAL COMPANY OFFERING A TASTE OF THE REAL WILD ATLANTIC WAY

first_imgWild Atlantic Way Adventures is a new company which has set up in Clonmany on the Inishowen Peninsula.The company hopes to combine education, outdoor pursuits and craic to make Donegal a must-see places for visitors.Simply click on the DonegalTV video to see a taste of what the centre has to offer. DDTV: DONEGAL COMPANY OFFERING A TASTE OF THE REAL WILD ATLANTIC WAY was last modified: October 22nd, 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:Wild Atlantic Way Adventureslast_img read more

27
Dec
2019

‘Early bird’ discounts on Finn Harps season tickets

first_imgSupporters who want to be part of Finn Harps 2017 Premier League campaign can avail of early bird discounts on Season Tickets purchased before December 25th.If you are looking for a Christmas present for the Harps supporter in your life, season tickets are now available to purchase online below or can be bought at the Harps clubhouse from Monday December 7th.Preparation for next years premier campaign have already begun and you can ensure you won’t miss any of the action at Finn Park which will host a minimum 16 home games in 2017.If you buy an Adult Terrace Season in the coming weeks you will see live premier action for First Division prices. Admission price to games next year will be: Seats €15, Concession Seats €12, Adult Terrace €12, Concession Terrace (Senior Citizen, Third Level Student) €10, Secondary School Students €5, Primary School Kids €3.*Due to limited capacity €12 is minimum price category for seated area. Seated season ticket holders can request to reserve same seat for all games.Season Tickets can be purchased online now at www.finnharps.com or from Finn Harps clubhouse from Monday December 4th 11am-6pm. SEASON TICKET PRICES: Terrace Season Ticket – €170, Seats €199, Concession Terrace €140, Concession Seated €169, Primary School Kids €25, Secondary School Children €60.Early bird offers are available on: Terrace Tickets €150, Seated €189, Concession Terrace €130 and Concession Seated €159‘Early bird’ discounts on Finn Harps season tickets was last modified: December 1st, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:finn harpslast_img read more

26
Dec
2019

Chelsea defender struggling with lack of game time under Maurizio Sarri

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The Dane must work to get back in the team Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST TRANSFER NEWS 2 Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen admits his lack of game time is ‘hard’ to take but insists he has not considered a January departure.The Danish centre-back enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last season and was named Chelsea‘s Young Player of the Year after making 27 Premier League appearances. RANKED However, he is yet to appear in England’s top flight since Maurizio Sarri took over in the summer with Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz the new manager’s preferred partnership.Now Christensen, 22, has broken his silence on his new life on the fringes of the first team – and admits he is finding it tough.He told Danish outlet Bold: “Right now, it’s not a good season for me, but I have to find some way to get back on. How? I do not know, but it’s up to myself to figure out. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ center_img IN DEMAND “But right now it looks hard. We have good results and we play super good football, which only makes it harder. It’s hard for me personally, but for the team it looks great.”But, when asked whether he may consider exploring the chances of leaving when the transfer window opens, he said: “I do not know. I have not thought so, so I do not want to comment on that.” Christensen was a regular in the Chelsea defence last season targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 moving on targets last_img read more

25
Dec
2019

Residents helped each other escape fire

first_imgPASADENA — Tales of neighbor helping neighbor abounded Monday as residents of a Hudson Avenue apartment waited for city building inspectors to allow them back into their units, although city offices, including Building Inspections & Permits, were closed for Columbus Day. Tenants told of rolling on the floor to avoid acrid smoke, a woman and her boyfriend said they rescued her three sisters, and another woman frantically tried to get someone to rescue an elderly neighbor who refused to leave the burning building. The facade of the three-story, 47-unit apartment at 1267 N. Hudson Ave. was unblemished, but inside the smell of smoke was heavy, especially on the badly damaged second floor. Gene and Paula Andro own the apartments, which he said are home to more than 100 people. No one was seriously injured in the fire, which started shortly after 6:30 a.m. Sunday when a woman living on the second floor knocked over a lamp, upsetting an aroma candle. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It was chaos,” said Lucinda Bossieux, 44, a third-floor resident. She and her husband, John, said they ran down hallways banging on doors to alert neighbors. “Thank God we all got out. Not one person was left behind,” she said. Javier Pacheco, 22, and his girlfriend Cynthia Ramos, 19, were baby-sitting her three sisters, ages 14, 9 and 4, in their second-floor apartment when the fire started. Ramos grabbed one girl and ran out of the apartment, and Pacheco, in his underwear, followed her. He said he realized two girls were still in the apartment and returned, picked up one and grabbed the other by the arm and, crouched over to avoid the smoke, left the building. Tammy Nevills, another second-floor resident, ran out of her apartment and tried to get an elderly neighbor to follow her. “She refused to leave,” Nevills said. “She was in shock. She wouldn’t talk. I grabbed her arm but she pulled away. The smoke was so heavy I couldn’t breathe. I crawled down the hall to get out. When I got outside I was screaming and yelling, A woman is still up there!’ I think firefighters went and got her.” Gina Watkins and her 16-year-old daughter said they helped a blind neighbor leave her apartment and yelled “fire” to warn others as they fled the building. Jasmine Rodriguez, the apartment manager, said she awoke to the sound of people pounding on her door. “People were screaming,” she said. “I heard glass popping and then I saw the flames. People were hysterical, there was pandemonium. People were rolling on the floor to avoid the smoke. We guided people out. I stayed here all night with a flashlight, guarding the units.” Many tenants, she said, are on welfare and are staying with relatives or friends, in their cars or at a Red Cross shelter at Villa Parke Community Center, which closes today. Andro said cleanup and work crews were working to restore electricity, water and gas. Several contractors waited to make estimates on the repair work. Fire Department officials estimated damage to the building at $1.5 million and $500,000 to its contents. Emanuel Parker can be reached at (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475, or by e-mail at emanuel.parker@sgvn.com.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