PNG lead Fiji 42-41 at half time

first_imgA close encounter as both teams fight to stay ahead.PNG was leading in the first quarter 24-21 but Fiji bounced backIn the second quarter, there was strong attack and great footwork from Captain Dia Muri.Wright brothers James and Allan continue to show class, putting Fiji’s defenders under pressure.The sellout home crowd continues to give all their support to the home teamlast_img

Hunters team named for Mackay clash

first_imgThe round 24 clash will see utility Noel Zeming brought back into the centres after being rested last weekend.Ase Boas will be rested with Atte Bina expected to take his place and start at halfback with Roger Laka on the bench to share the responsibilities.Nickson Borana will take the field in the run on side as he joins Kato Ottio in the back row.The Hunters will arrive in Port Moresby on Thursday from Kokopo and fly to Cairns the same day. They then board a bus for the 12 hour drive to Mackay.The team:1. Stargroth Amean, 2. Oti Bland Tony, 3. Noel Zeming, 4. Thompson Teteh,5. Adex Wera,6. Israel Eliab (c), 7. Atte Bina, 8. Henry Wan, 9. Wartovo Puara, 10. Esau Siune, 11. Nickson Borana, 12. Kato Ottio, 13. Timothy Lomai. Interchange:14. Lawrence Tu’u, 15. Roger Laka, 16. Willie Minoga, 17. Edward Goma, 18. Warren Glare, 19. David Lapua, 20. Enock Makilast_img read more

JRU gets first streak, clobbers St. Benilde by 28

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University ended its roller coaster campaign and crushed St. Benilde by 28 points, 81-53, for its first winning streak in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“Finally, we’re able to win back-to-back,” said coach Vergel Meneses as the Heavy Bombers moved up to 4-3.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ With JRU winning two straight games, Meneses is hopeful that his players would realize that the difference between success and failure boils down to consistency.“If they play with hustle and energy, it’s easy for us to get a basket. But in turn, if we don’t have that, it will be hard for us because we’ll play sluggish,” he said.Carlo Young paced St. Benilde (2-6) with 14 points and three rebounds, while Edward Dixon fired 13 markers and four boards in the loss.The Scores:JRU 81 – Grospe 14, Teodoro 13, Mendoza 12, Sawat 10, Dela Virgen 8, Poutouochi 7, Bordon 6, Abdul Razak 6, Lasquety 3, David 2, Mate 0, Sibangan 0, Castor 0.ADVERTISEMENT ST. BENILDE 53 – Young 14, Dixon 13, Sta. Maria 8, Naboa 6, Leutcheu 4, Johnson 4, San Juan 2, Castor 1, Pili 1, Velasco 0, Bunyi 0, Suarez 0.Quarters: 17-12, 38-19, 70-44, 81-53. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 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 Teen gunned down in Masbate Ervin Grospe topped the balanced attack for JRU with 14 points and five assists, while Tey Teodoro added 13 markers on a 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc.Jed Mendoza also added 12 points and four rebounds, Abdul Sawat chimed in 10 markers while playing assistant coach Gio Lasquety did the dirty work with three points, seven boards, seven assists, and four 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’Abdulwahab Abdul Razak also imposed his presence in the frontline as he hauled in 18 rebounds on top of his six markers.JRU’s defense shut down St. Benilde in the second quarter, limiting the Blazers to just seven points as the Heavy Bombers jumped to a 38-19 halftime lead which even ballooned to 31 late in the game. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings With a heart for old people, Richardson twins hope to run to golden finish End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

UHRI Launches ‘Citizens Initiative Registry’

first_imgThe executive director of the Universal Human Rights International (UHRI), Joe Luamba, Jr has called on Liberians to join the newly established National Citizens Registry (NCR).In a press release issued in Monrovia last Friday, Luamba said the NCR is being launched to enable Liberians to fulfill their constitutional obligation by adding their names, voter registration and electoral districts to the national registry.  “This citizens’ initiative is consistent with the letter and spirit of Article I of the Liberian Constitution which states that ‘All power is inherent in the people. All free governments are instituted by their authority and for their benefit and they have the right to alter and reform the same when their safety and happiness so require,’” he said.He explained that the NCI Registry is open to all Liberian citizens to add their names, voter registration numbers, electoral districts, counties and phone numbers indicating to politicians that 167 years of statehood was necessary.When Liberian citizens value their opinions they must ensure that their servants in government follow their orders and in a situation where a government ceases to serve the common good of society, it becomes the duty of citizens to bring their servants under control.The NCR’s initiative, he said, “is a proven strategy that has successfully guaranteed that public servants remain servants instead of public masters in democracies and thisdates back to 5th century Greece.”He said the initiative is a process of a participatory democracy that empowers the people to propose legislation and to enact or reject the laws at the polls independent of the lawmaking power of the governing body and it exists in Switzerland, United States and the European Union.In order to return from the bottomless pit of despair, underdevelopment and lack of opportunities, Luamba said Liberian citizens must take the lead and begin trusting democratic ideas, not politicians, irrespective of their tribe, religion, education or social status. Luamba urged all Liberian citizens to register to vote as the first step on the path to peace, prosperity and unlimited equal opportunities for all citizens.  They must register at the National Citizens Initiative Registry by calling 0775718065 and the process will continue through email, sms texts, letters, facebook, and websites to be established by UHRI.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Five things we learned from the Bundesliga

first_img0Shares0000Fabian Johnson (R) scored one of the goals of the opening weekend of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s impressive 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.BERLIN, Germany, Aug 27 – Reigning champions Bayern Munich started the new German League season with a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim, while Borussia Dortmund floored RB Leipzig to post the biggest win of the opening weekend.New signing Axel Witsel keeps scoring for Dortmund, while Bayern winger Kingsley Coman suffered more injury heart-break. Here are five things we learned from the Bundesliga:Robben on par with Messi, RonaldoArjen Robben, 34, scored off the bench in Bayern Munich’s win over Hoffenheim on Friday as the Dutchman marked 10 seasons in the Bundesliga. © AFP / Christof STACHEVeteran substitute Arjen Robben, 34, scored his 96th Bundesliga goal in 190 games at the start of his tenth season with Bayern, who kicked off their bid for a seventh straight league title in the win over Hoffenheim.Together with his 62 assists in Germany’s top flight, Robben has had a direct hand in a goal every 82 minutes he’s played in the Bundesliga.Only Lionel Messi (61 mins) and Cristiano Ronaldo (74 mins) have a better ratio, in their respective leagues, and the fleet-footed Dutchman is streets ahead of Premier League stars Eden Hazard (120 mins) and Kevin de Bruyne (142 mins).Witsel keeps scoringBelgium midfielder Axel Witsel has now scored twice in as many games for Borussia Dortmund after netting with a stunning bicycle kick on Sunday in the 4-1 hammering of RB Leipzig. © AFP / SASCHA SCHUERMANNAxel Witsel was signed by Borussia Dortmund from Tianjin Quanjian to beef up the midfield, but the Belgium international is providing goals, including a spectacular bicycle kick to score in the 4-1 win over RB Leipzig.After coming off the bench to score in Monday’s 2-1 comeback win at Greuther Fuerth in the German Cup last Monday, Witsel netted with an athletic leap against Leipzig on Sunday for his second goal in as many games.“I don’t have a secret,” Witsel said after helping Dortmund come from behind in their opening league game.“I just work hard. We have a really talented team, with really young players. “I’m one of the older ones at 29, I just try to bring my experience.”Mueller rediscovers formThomas Mueller looks to have rediscovered his form after a poor World Cup with an impressive display, including a goal and assist, against Hoffenheim on Friday. © AFP / Christof STACHEAfter a poor World Cup, Thomas Mueller rediscovered his form by scoring the first goal of the new Bundesliga season with a first-half header on Friday, then set up Robben for Bayern’s third goal.Mueller seized his opportunity in the Bundesliga limelight and his runs from deep caused havoc amongst the Hoffenheim back four.He covered the most ground of all the Bayern players, 12.09km (7.5mi), and the 12 challenges he won were also a team high. He says Germany’s World Cup debacle was all the motivation he needed.“The first few days back home weren’t the best of my life,” Mueller said. “I took it as huge motivation for the future – to show everyone that Bayern and the national team can do better.”Injury deja vu for ComanBayern Munich’s French forward Kingsley Coman (C) faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines after tearing ankle ligaments for the second time in 2018 on Friday. © dpa/AFP / Sven HoppeHaving been sidelined from February until May, Bayern winger Kingsley Coman again tore the same ligaments in his left ankle just 45 minutes into the new season.The tearful 22-year-old was consoled by team-mates before being helped off after being caught late by Hoffenheim defender Nico Schulz. On Sunday, Coman successfully underwent surgery for the second time in 2018 on the same ankle.Having also missed the World Cup win in Russia with France due to February’s injury, Coman can again expect to be ruled out for months.Bayern’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic says the club will “support him all the way”. “I’m convinced Kingsley will come back stronger,” he added.Gladbach impressFabian Johnson (R) scored one of the goals of the opening weekend of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s impressive 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. © DPA/AFP / Federico GambariniBorussia Moenchengladbach are a team to watch this season, if Saturday’s 2-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen is anything to go by.Although Thorgan Hazard, brother of Chelsea star Eden, had a first-half penalty saved, the home side picked up the three points when Jonas Hoffman slammed home a penalty and US international Fabian Johnson scored one of the goals of the opening weekend.His quick exchange of passes with Brazilian striker Raffael unlocked the Leverkusen defence and gave him a simple tap-in.With club record-signing Alassane Plea, who marked his debut with a hat-trick in the German Cup the week before, to come into the starting line-up, Gladbach have the fire power up front to mount a serious challenge this season in the table.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Top Belgian football rocked by fraud, match-fixing probe

first_img“A great number of persons have been deprived of their liberty and taken in for a thorough interrogation,” said a statement from investigators.The arrests focused on well-known football agent Mogi Bayat, the former manager of Sporting Charleroi, who was arrested in his home on suspected links to crooked transfer deals.Club Brugge coach Ivan Leko, whose team is playing in the Champions League this season, was also arrested on Wednesday, a source close to the investigation said.The headquarters of Club Brugge, Standard Liege, Anderlecht and KRC Genk, the current leader of the Belgian Premier League, were searched in the operation, the source added.– Cyprus arrest –At Standard Liege, according to a report in the daily Le Soir, police seized contracts involving players Obbi Oulare, Michel Preudhomme and Dino Arslanagic that were all linked to Bayat.Club Brugge and Anderlecht said they will fully cooperate with the investigation.“Club Brugge has nothing to hide,” chairman Bart Verhaeghe told the daily De Morgen.Police seized contracts at Standard Liege involving Obbi Oulare (2R, pictured August 2015), Michel Preudhomme and Dino Arslanagic that were all linked to Bayat © AFP/File / JOHN THYSAnderlecht “gives its full cooperation and makes no further comments”, said spokesman David Steegen.The house searches outside Belgium were mainly connected to the suspect transfer schemes, said prosecutors.Cypriot police told AFP Wednesday they arrested a 52-year-old foreigner on a European warrant in connection with the case.The offences were mainly committed in Belgium, but also in Cyprus and other European countries between 2012 and 2018, said Cypriot police.Legal procedures are now underway to extradite the man to Belgium and evidence collected will also be handed over to the Belgian authorities.Suspicion of match-fixing emerged during the fraud investigation, with a focus put on matches played in the 2017-18 season, prosecutors said.The investigation started in late 2017 as a result of a report drawn up by the Sports Fraud Cell.That entity had received a complaint from Westerlo football club, which currently plays in Belgium’s lower division 1B, following a Kortrijk-Mouscron match in March 2017, club president Herman Wynants told AFP.Mouscron won the match and remained in the top league, relegating Westerlo.According to media reports, Bayat had several players from Kortrijk and Mouscron in his client portfolio with another match involving Mouscron and Qatar-owned Eupen also under suspicion.“I am asking for full transparency and cooperation from the football world to this investigation,” said Philippe Muyters, sports minister from Belgium’s Dutch-speaking Flemish region.“The athletes and especially the numerous supporters are entitled to a fair sport,” he said.– Number one in world –Football agent Mogi Bayat, pictured September 2018, is a major playor in the Belgian football scene and has been accused of links to crooked transfer deals © BELGA/AFP/File / YORICK JANSENSBayat and his brother Mehdi are both major players in the Belgian football scene, an ascent that began when their uncle bought the Charleroi football club in 2000, local reports said.Belgium’s national squad top the FIFA rankings and finished third at this year’s World Cup in Russia, but its national league is considered second-tier.Top English Premier League star Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City rose to prominence at Genk, while Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku was a young star at Anderlecht.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Investigators enter the premises of Belgium’s football club Club Brugge, where they undertook searches as part of a larger investigation on tax evasion, money laundering and possible match-fixing © BELGA/AFP / KURT DESPLENTERBRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct 10 – Police raids across Europe on Wednesday sent shockwaves through Belgium’s top football league as prosecutors targeted the country’s biggest clubs over alleged fraudulent transfers and match-fixing.A total of 220 police officers carried out 44 house searches across Belgium and in France, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia, Belgian prosecutors said.last_img read more

Funny reactions: Balotelli scored and football fans did this…

first_img Mario Balotelli scores his first Premier League goal for Liverpool 1 It finally happened. It may have taken 13 games, but Mario Balotelli has scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool.His summer transfer from Milan has not quite worked out the way he and his manager, Brendan Rodgers, had hoped, but he is off the mark in the league. His winning strike against Tottenham in the 3-2 win means he now has two goals in 16 games in all competitions following his goal against Ludogorets in the Champions League.‘SEEING IS BELIEVING’ – LIVERPOOL FANS REACT TO BALOTELLI’S WINNERRead on to see how the funny reactions of other football fans after the £16m man tucked the ball past Hugo Lloris…FINALLY, MARIO! THE PICTURES LIVERPOOL FANS WILL LOVE SEEINGlast_img

HIGHLAND RADIO AND DLFM BATTLE IT OUT FOR RADIO LICENSE TODAY

first_imgToday is D-day for the two applicants competing for the radio license for the North Donegal franchise area.Highland and DLFM go head-to-head today.Both sides, Highland Radio and the new applicant DLFM, will make their pitches to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) in Letterkenny’s Radisson Hotel at 10.30am.The presentations are completely open to any members of the public who wish to attend. The showdown will see former Highland Radio boss Charlie Collins, now part of the DLFM consortium, come face-to-face with his former employers.The oral presentation will be conducted by the Contract Awards Committee, a statutory committee of the BAI which has responsibility for the assessment of any applications received in a licensing process.The purpose of the oral presentations is to provide each applicant with the opportunity to make a presentation to the Contract Awards Committee.The presentations, which will both last fifteen minutes, will be based on the application already submitted by both Highland and DLFM. After their presentations, both sides will have to answer any questions or clarify any matters if asked by the Contracts Awards Committee.Following completion of the oral presentation process, the Contract Awards Committee will then assess and score both applications received.Once assessment and scoring is completed, a recommendation will be made for the award of the license to the Authority of the BAI.It is expected that an announcement will be made on the awarding of the license in the coming weeks. HIGHLAND RADIO AND DLFM BATTLE IT OUT FOR RADIO LICENSE TODAY was last modified: March 31st, 2014 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:BAICharlie CollinsDLFMdonegalHighland Radioradio licenseShaun Dohertylast_img read more

DONEGAL TD IN BID TO END POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS TO JUDICIARY

first_imgSinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD has published legislation to put an end to the system of political appointees being made judges in Ireland.The Reform of Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill 2013 is designed to amend the way in which the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board operates in order to increase transparency and accountability in judicial appointments.Donegal Deputy Mac Lochlainn TD said: “Confidence in the justice system is contingent on a judiciary which is free from political control or political or other bias. It is essential that there is an independent and impartial judiciary which is representative of the community it serves. “A truly representative judiciary would enhance confidence in the justice system. It would also promote the development of a non-partisan judiciary, and thereby further promote a culture of judicial independence.“Future judicial appointments should be drawn from a wider pool of qualified candidates that is fully representative of the community in order to eradicate the corrosive and unaccountable system of patronage previously in operation.“This bill is part of Sinn Féin’s campaign to end the political cronyism that is embedded in Irish society. For too long we have all been aware of stories the length and breadth of the State where judges were appointed with a wink and nod after demonstrating their loyalty to either Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Labour and the PDs. The days of the Old Boy’s Club that dominates the legal and political spheres in Ireland must come to an end. They have failed our people.“We cannot allow a ‘jobs for the boys’ attitude to permeate something so fundamentally important as the administration of justice in this State and this bill is one part of a range of measures that we intend to propose. As well as increasing transparency and accountability in the appointment of judges. We also want to see a judicial council and complaints body that will hold judges to account, as well as a Code of Ethics that they should abide by. We are calling on the government, if it is serious about ending corruption, to stop the practice of political appointments being made to the bench and support this legislation.”DONEGAL TD IN BID TO END POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS TO JUDICIARY 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:DONEGAL TD IN BID TO END POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS TO JUDICIARYlast_img read more

Will 49ers pursue Le’Veon Bell? Don’t count on it

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SANTA CLARA — This time last year, the 49ers won a bidding war to sign dual-threat running back Jerick McKinnon. A year later, the 49ers don’t figure to break the bank for another running back.Instead, the 49ers will exercise more patience rather than rush McKinnon back in spring drills, after he spent all last season recovering from knee reconstruction.So when free agency begins on March 13, don’t expect a …last_img