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Tonga out of the 2016 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

first_imgThe Friendly Islanders suffered their second loss in the four-team tournament at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva yesterday after being thrashed 50-0 by Samoa A.Lolohea’s boys simply had no answer to the Samoan onslaught in an entertaining, open-style game.”Yes. It’s a disappointing performance but I’m all right with that,” Tonga A head coach Isi Fatani said.”We have a lot of new players from U21.”This is the first time for most to play in a tournament like this. This is new to them.”But in the long run, we will maintain them and give these young boys exposure for next year. In two years, they will get better.”Tongan right wing Atelea Moa and captain Lolohea were among a handful of players, who played well for the side. Speedy Moa put on a try-saving tackle against a Samoan forward and showed good vision as well. In the first half, he set up a sure try for Mateo Malupo but the big outside centre lost the ball in contact.Winless Tonga A will face Fiji Warriors in its last game on Thursday.”I think Fiji is the best team in this tournament. We will try our best to see how we can beat them,” Fatani said.In round one, Tonga was beaten by Junior Japan 28-6.The Tonga A-Fiji Warriors game kick-off is at 6pm.last_img read more

João Félix and the Kun mirror

first_imgA slowdown that comes when he was achieving continuity playing as second tip. Your global statistics: six goals (four in the League and two in the Champions), one every 354 minutes and three assists, which are already on par with Agüero’s in its first year, with a total of seven goals (six in the league and one in the cup) in 2,634 minutes, one every 376. What’s more, João Félix’s goal scoring debut in the Champions League against Lokomotiv at 19 years and 325 days, served to break Agüero’s record, at 20 years and 106 days, as Atlético’s youngest scorer in the top European competition. Kun did so in Eindhoven in his competition debut against PSV in the club’s third season.Golden boyBut if something makes clear the expectations that the world of football has set for João Félix was the delivery of the Golden Boy as the best footballer under the age of 21 in a calendar year. The second Atlético player to win the award after precisely the Kun Agüero in 2007, beating Messi and Cesc Fàbregas in the vote. A very prestigious trophy that has been obtained by those who are now the best players in the world. João Félix so far has been following in the footsteps of Kun Agüero, but now he has before him the most difficult challenge, having the continuity of the Argentine. After those first months of acclimatization under the shadow of Fernando Torres, Something that João Félix was apparently going to have this year with Diego Costa according to what was seen in the preseason but that has not been the case, Kun assumed the team’s stripes to become a completely decisive player. MACARIO MUÑOZ & nbsp; (DIARIO AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Kun Agüero, after scoring Villarreal in his first season at Atlético.MACARIO MUÑOZ (DAILY AS) And the Portuguese is following in the wake of the Argentine on his arrival at the club, with a first year of learning to meet all the expectations placed on his signing. João Félix, like Agüero, left a most exciting preseason, clarifying the reason why Atlético decided to make the largest investment in its history for its services. Although the amount of the transfer serves to show the inflation of soccer and the increase in the mattress’s economic power. If Kun happened to be the most expensive signing in Red and White history in 2006 for 23 million that the club paid to Argentinian Independiente when the player was only 18 years old, the amount of João Félix this summer shot up to 127.2 million paid to Benfica by the 19-year-old footballer.But already in official competition, João Félix’s season is going from less to more. The Portuguese started the course displaced to the right wing and participating very little in the game, although leaving flashes of its quality such as the play in his debut against Getafe to cause a penalty, his assistance to Vitolo on the second day or his goal to Eibar on the third. Same day in which Agüero premiered as a rojiblanco scorer. The Argentine scored his first goal with Atlético in San Mamés on the third day of the League after starting the course as a regular substitute with the idea of ​​Aguirre to start giving him little by little. CHEMA DIAZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>João Félix celebrates with Koke his goal against Villarreal.CHEMA DIAZ (DAILY AS) Forming attack partner with Forlán, Agüero finished with 30 goals in 53 games in his second season after leaving an extraordinary U-20 World Cup, a summer tournament to claim that João Félix will not be able to explode due to the postponement of the Euro Cup to 2021 by the Coronavirus. From that second year, Kun was an unstoppable footballer, who commanded in LaLiga and who met all the expectations presented on his arrival until signing for Manchester City.At Atlético João Félix is ​​expected to continue progressing with Agüero’s mirror. Two different players, who when they catch the ball lift the spectator from the seat and generate illusion in the stands. From the Portuguese, he is trusted to work until he becomes the footballer who by quality has already made it clear that he can become. Atlético once again has a world promise in its squad, a player called to dominate football in the future despite being only 20 years old. Since Kun Agüero, who left the rojiblanco team in the summer of 2011, the rojiblanco team did not have such a young figure with so much depth in their squad until the arrival of João Félix eight years after his goodbye. Two diamonds in the rough that stand out for their talent and quality with the ball. An ownership that João Félix has had from the first day, but in the case of the Portuguese it has been the injuries that have slowed his participation in the team, with two long injuries of one month each. So far it has disputed 2,124 minutes in 28 games, 24 of them as a starter. Since his return to the team after overcoming a muscle injury, João Félix saw the door against Villarreal and against Sevilla, in addition to assisting Marcos Llorente in the first of his goals against Liverpool. Two goals and one assist in four games before the halt caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. last_img read more

Boyz brace for chilly South Korea battle

first_imgSEOUL, South Korea (CMC):Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz went through the final practice session yesterday as they put the finishing touches on their preparation for their international friendly against South Korea here today.The contest is expected to be a tough one for the Caribbean side, with South Korea ranked 53rd in the latest FIFA rankings, and Jamaica ranked four spots below.Also, South Korea have been in imperious form in their World Cup Qualifying (WCQ) campaign and currently sit on top of the standings in the second round of the Asian zone, with four wins from as many games. They are preparing to face bottom-placed Myanmar in their next qualifier next month.troubled startJamaica, meanwhile, had a troubled start to their World Cup qualifying campaign in the CONCACAF zone, going down 3-2 to Nicaragua in the first leg before scrambling a 2-0 win in the away leg in Managua, in order to reach the fourth round.Since their arrival here last weekend, the Jamaicans have battled wintry weather in practice, and temperatures are forecast to plunge to around 158C around game time, slated for 8 p.m. (6 a.m. Jamaica time).Jamaica have been boosted by the inclusion of strikers Giles Barnes of the Houston Dynamo and Darren Mattocks of Vancouver Whitecaps, both of whom were part of the successful squad at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July.Mattocks has been in superb form, scoring in Jamaica’s last four encounters – both WCQ games against Nicaragua last month, and against Mexico and the United States in the preceding CONCACAF Gold Cup final and semi-final.The Reggae Boyz, the highest-positioned Caribbean side in the FIFA rankings, will use the South Korea game as final preparation for their campaign in the World Cup qualifying fourth round.They have been installed in Group B alongside Costa Rica, Panama and Haiti, and begin their campaign on November 13 against Panama at home in Kingston.JAMAICA SQUAD: Rosario Harriott, Lee Williamson, Simon Dawkins, AndrÈ Clennon, Allan Ottey, Michael Seaton, Deshorn Brown, Shaun Cummings, Jermaine Woozencroft, Ryan Thompson, Adrian Mariappa, Hughan Gray, Joel Grant, AndrÈ Blake, Lance Laing, Giles Barnes, Darren Mattocks, Upston Edwards, Errol Stevens, Ricardo Morris.last_img read more

SEA Games: PH squash team brings in second bronze

first_imgNBA 2K18 promises to release Celtics version of Kyrie Irving cover Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal The Philippines earned another bronze medal in the squash tournament of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur Thursday. Robert Andrew Garcia and Jemyca Aribado captured the third place for the Philippines, a finish they shared with Singapore. ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ Aribado also won a bronze medal in the women’s doubles Wednesday together with Yvonne Alyssa Dalida. Host Malaysia finished 1-2 in the podium like in the women’s doubles. 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’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees What’s in store for your animal sign this year Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)last_img read more

45 LNP Officers Benefit from Chinese Medical Outreach

first_imgAt least 45 police officers at the LNP headquarters in Monrovia last week Saturday benefited from free medical services provided by a team of Chinese doctors in response to a request from the Liberia National Police.Various categories of treatment provided included ophthalmology, OB/GYN, blood pressure monitoring, EKG for heart patients and malaria medication. Other treatments were provided for cataract, glaucoma, and conjunctivitis, refractive errors in the eye, hypertension and diabetes, all conducted free of charge.On Thursday, July 21st, the Chinese doctors received an award from Vice President Joseph N. Boakai at the Monrovia City Hall during the Golden Image Award program.“We want to say thank you to the Liberian people for the recognition of our hard work and devotion,” a representative of the team said, after receiving the award.He added “We try to live up to people’s expectations and make every effort for Liberian health care system and the friendship between China and Liberia.” The medical outreach services by the Chinese medical team constitute a major part of the campaign launched by the Chinese community to enhance the bond of friendship with the Liberian people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt’s approach could have been different – new Social Cohesion Minister

first_imgRed House fiascoAfter less than two days in the capacity of Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton has said Government’s approach to the Red House matter should have been less aggressive, in the interest of fostering national unity.The new minister in charge of promoting social cohesion, during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times on Monday, weighed in on the controversy which is believed to have intensified the tension in our multiracial nation.New Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George NortonHe explained that the actions taken by the Government were too extreme.“Things can be handled differently. Probably our approach should have been different. There have been some actions that might not be in the best interest of people coming together (unity),” the Minister expressed.In this regard, Dr Norton underscored the importance of the Social Cohesion Ministry, whose work he was fairly unfamiliar with, in bridging the divides which exist among the people of Guyana.Workers of the Ministry of the Presidency had invaded the property and hammered down the hallmark sign of the Red House.This occurred even though Government had given the occupants up to the following day to vacate the property.The Red House sign that was ripped down by Government officersThen, in the evening, former Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence led a picketing exercise to disrupt a peaceful vigil, which was held by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) outside Red House.Matters escalated when a physical altercation ensued between Shondell Hope from the People’s National Congress (PNC) and PPP’s Jason Abdulla.In a video that went viral on social media, Hope was seen aggravating Abdulla and attempting to hit away his phone. She had invaded his personal space in an attempt to slam Abdulla’s phone out of his hands when he pushed her out of his way.Abdulla then attempted to walk away, but was attacked by the group of PNC protesters, including Minister Lawrence, who reportedly threw a glass bottle in his direction.Dr Norton was recently transferred from the Public Health Ministry as the substantive minister following a series of controversies which erupted in that sector.He said although he was unacquainted with the nature of his new ministry, he was willing to learn and work in the best interest of the Guyanese people.The tug-of-war continues between the coalition Government and the PPP over the rightful ownership and use of the Red House, which houses the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Incorporated (CJRCI).Red House was leased to the CJRCI at $1000 per month for 99 years in order to use the building, the former home of Dr Cheddi Jagan, to promote research into his life, work and ideas.Two weeks ago, President David Granger ordered the revocation of the lease of the Red House, based on advice from his Attorney General, Basil Williams, that the agreement was invalid. Williams had argued in a detailed statement the day before that the lease held by the CJRCI was invalid on several grounds, including that there was no evidence that the President of the day had sanctioned it.However, quick action by the PPP-backed Management Committee of the CJRCI saw legal action taken to reverse the President’s decision, with the court ordering that the property of the CJRCI “not be interfered with or removed until further ordered”.The matter will be heard again on February 20.last_img read more

Civic activist Dolores Ball dies

first_imgDolores Ball did the accounting for the family business but worked from home, according to relatives. She became a Whittier College trustee in 1962 and remained a member of the panel up until her death. She was active in the college’s Women’s Auxiliary, local PTA and Boy Scout groups, the Assistance League of Whittier, Whittier Historical Society, First United Methodist Church of Whittier and the local chapter of American Association of University Women. “Whittier meant a great deal to her, and she was very loyal to the community and very philanthropic,” said Virginia Ball, who is married to Ball’s son Robert. “She also felt that education was very important, and the value of graduating from college was important for her children and her grandchildren.” Even in her 80s, Palmer said Ball was always ready for the next challenge. “Several years ago, she mentioned she and her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren used to have online chats,” Palmer said. “And I thought, here is this woman in her 80s, online chatting with her family. And it was absolutely terrific! “That’s the kind of thing that made her an inspiration to me.” Ball was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, and her sons John and Donald. She is survived by daughter Bonnie Slager; son Robert Ball and wife Virginia; granddaughters Nancy Ehlen, Diane Gerken (Donald), Kathleen Yetter (Paul), Darlene Chier (John), Karen Hankel (Carl); and grandsons Steve Ball (Jill), Jeff Ball, David Ball (Tammy), and 17 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 13222 Bailey St. The family suggested donations be made to Whittier College’s Ruth B. Shannon Center or Women’s Auxiliary; the First United Methodist Church; or the Whittier Historical Society. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Dolores Lautrup Ball, a longtime Whittier College trustee, community leader and staunch supporter of the college’s Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, died early Saturday of natural causes at her home. She was 93. Ball’s daughter-in-law, Virginia, said the family matriarch’s health had been declining over the past few months, though she remained mentally alert. That was evident as recently as last month, when Ball took up her regular duties as secretary at the January meeting of the Friends of the Shannon Center, according to theater manager David Palmer. “She was just a truly remarkable woman,” said Palmer, who has worked closely with Ball over the last 15 years. “Her death really does leave a void. She was just phenomenal in her energy and activity throughout the entire time I’ve known her. “She always had that Dolores Ball smile, and a twinkle in her eyes,” he added. Born in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 1913, Ball moved to Whittier in the early 1920s with her family when her father, M.C. Lautrup, bought into the Whittier Sanitary Dairy Co. The business was later renamed the Quaker Maid Dairy, with Dolores Ball’s photograph being used in the company’s logo. She attended Whittier High School, Whittier College and USC, and taught for a brief time before marrying Kenneth Ball, an employee at the dairy, in 1936. When M.C. Lautrup retired, Kenneth Ball took over the reins at the company. He sold it in 1980. last_img read more


first_imgSally O’Donnell, the founder and owner of Donegal and Ireland’s first outdoor school, pictured with Helen and Brian from RTE’s Nationwide who filmed at Glen Outdoor School, Glenswilly in June. The programme will air on RTE 1 this Friday, 4th September at 7pm.Donegal’s Early Learning Schools will feature on RTE’s Nationwide this Friday.Earlier this summer, the popular TV show filmed at Ireland’s first outdoor school, Glen Outdoor, which is located in Barrack, Glenswilly. The school is part of a trio of Early Learning Schools in Donegal where children spend 80% of their time outdoors.The Nationwide producers were interested in documenting the unique learning and benefits of outdoor play for children. Donegal woman, Sally O’Donnell, first set up the outdoor school eight years ago and was interviewed by the Nationwide team about her passion for outdoor learning. Some of the Early Learning Schools’ team also spoke of the many benefits of their experiences working in an outdoor learning environment. The programme will air on RTE 1 this Friday, 4th September at 7pm.Meanwhile, Glen Outdoor School in Barrack, Glenswilly will host an Open Day this weekend.Taking place on Sunday, 6th September from 4 – 6pm, the Open Day will allow parents and children view and explore the outdoor setting. Children of all ages will be entertained with face-painting and outdoor arts and crafts.Activities include the chance for children to make their own musical instrument from nature, as well as potting a plant to bring home. While there will be lots of free activities on the day, Sally is also hoping to raise funds for the Ray of Sunshine charity through a delicious barbecue. Based in county Clare, the Ray of Sunshine charity brings volunteers from all over Ireland to underdeveloped countries. The charity undertakes building projects such as building schools to empower children through education and give them a chance at a brighter and better future to improve their quality of life and the chance to get out of the poverty trap.Founder and owner of Early Learning Schools’, Sally O’Donnell is volunteering to travel to Mombasa, Kenya in early 2016 with 23 other volunteers from the county. Commenting on the event, Sally said, “We’re really looking forward to hosting the Open Day at Glen Outdoor School on Sunday, 6th September. There’ll be lots of free and fun activities on the day and with the barbecue, we hope to raise some much needed funds to help the Ray of Sunshine charity build schools for young children. I’m looking forward to my volunteering experience in 2016 and hopefully the small part we play will bring something positive to the community of Mombasa, Kenya. We hope to see a great turnout this Sunday from 4 – 6pm. All are welcome, so we would encourage everyone to spread the word and bring their friends.”For more information on the Ray of Sunshine charity visit www.rayofsunshine.ie or for more information on the Early Learning Schools visit earlylearningschools.ie or contact Sally on 086 858 9339, 074 91 37701 or sally@earlylearningschools.ie.Glen Outdoor School in Barrack, Glenswilly will host an Open Day this Sunday, 6th September from 4-6pm. All are welcome, so come along and explore the outdoor setting, with free face-painting fun and outdoor arts and crafts. On the day, the school is also hoping to raise funds for the Ray of Sunshine charity through a delicious barbecue.DONEGAL’S EARLY LEARNING SCHOOLS TO FEATURE ON RTE’S NATIONWIDE was last modified: September 1st, 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:Glen Outdoor SchoolNationwideRTElast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S county players are furious today, claiming the fixtures committee in the county have failed to take account of county training with just a few weeks to go until Donegal’s Championship clash with Tyrone in Ballybofey.Jim McGuinness’s squad train on Saturdays – but some players then face journeys to away matches with their clubs.Gaoth Dobhair’s Eamon McGee is among the county players who have hit out at the move. It’s understood the players had asked for training to be on one day and matches to be on another – alternating between Saturdays and Sundays.McGee has county training this Saturday – followed by an away trip to Killybegs.He said accused the competitions committee of making “a hash of things.”  COUNTY PLAYERS SLAM FIXTURE COMMITTEE AS GAMES CLASH WITH TRAINING was last modified: May 3rd, 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:COUNTY PLAYERS SLAM FIXTURE COMMITTEE AS GAMES CLASH WITH TRAININGlast_img read more


first_imgSPECIAL INVESTIGATION: A prostitute who was part of a group of women given €1,200 by a judge to leave Ireland is back offering her services in Co Donegal, we can reveal.Prostitute Mikeala Niculae, 37 who has returned to Ireland after a Letterkenny court paid for her return home. (North West Newspix)Mikaela Niculae, 37, appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court in June.She was one of six people who appeared in court in connection with a prostitution ring which was busted by Gardai. Judge Paul Kelly gave four of the prostitutes €1,200 from €5,890 in cash which was seized in the raids on brothels at Riverside Apartments in Letterkenny.Judge Kelly sent the women packing telling their lawyer – “They’re getting a very good deal.”But a Donegal Daily investigation has found that Niculae has been back in Letterkenny for almost two weeks working as a prostitute at an address at Lower Main Street.The cheeky prostitute was one of six people arrested during undercover Gada investigation back in June. The women were sending money back to their countries to support their families, solicitor Patsy Gallagher said.“The fact that €15,000 would build a lovely home back in Romania, a very poor part of the country where they come from, speaks for itself,” said Mr Gallagher.He revealed that with the arrival of the Donegal International Rally into Letterkenny that weekend, they were hoping to be kept very busy.“Of course the weekend that is in it they were hoping to have a bumper weekend with the rally coming up but they are hoping to get out of town as quickly as possible.”But Gardai argued that the women had been overheard saying they planned to return to prostitution. A total of three different apartments in the same complex were raided as part of the planned Garda operation.When they raided the apartments they found a woman in a state of undress and a man in one of the apartments.Another of the prostitutes was hiding in a wardrobe.Detective Sergeant Mick Carroll said all four women had taken out adverts for sexual services on the Escort Ireland website and three phones used on these adverts were seized. He said the women had been in Ireland for a number of months working as prostitutes.After considering the case Judge Kelly ordered the women to return to their country of origin telling the women’s solicitors “They are getting a very good deal.”But just weeks after leaving the country, Mikaela Niculae is back operating from an apartment in Letterkenny.She is again advertising her services in online contacts website Escort Ireland saying which will be in Letterkenny until October 22nd next.At least ten other women are also advertising their services in the contacts website in the Letterkenny area.She has also been observed at the Lower Main Street area of the town.Niculae is offering a wide range of sexual services and even uses the same name and pictures of herself.A Garda spokesman said they are now investigating the situation.“This matter will be looked into as part of the information we have received. We cannot comment any further at this stage,” said the spokesman.PROSTITUTE GIVEN €1,200 BY JUDGE TO FLY HOME IS BACK WORKING IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 20th, 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:brothelsdonegalEscort Irelandletterkennyprostitutionlast_img read more