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  • PNG meets criteria to host FIFA U20 World Cup

    first_imgOceania Football Confederation and PNG Football Association president David Chung made the announcement today in a joint media conference with Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko and National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop. Chung confirmed that PNG had fulfilled what FIFA had asked for and had submitted the final report.Included in the report are the plans for infrastructure, security, medical and training sites that will be carried out during the tournament.The hosting agreement and FIFA Stadium guidelines for the tournament note that a minimum of four match venues, 16 team training sites and a training site for referees are required.Following the last inspection visit on September 2-7, FIFA advised that the following stadiums can be considered to host the tournament.They’re the Sir John Guise Stadium,  the National Football Stadium,  Sir Hubert Murray Stadium and the Bisini Stadium.“We are very happy to have the Government’s support and I thank all stakeholders and the Government as Port Moresby looks forward to staging the tournament.“We will now wait to get the final approval from FIFA by the end of this month,” Chung said.Tkatchenko was glad PNG was able to meet the criteria as it was not an easy task with FIFA having high professional standards.last_img read more

  • Points standing

    first_imgPoints standing P W D L GF GA GD PtsLeicester 36 22 11 3 64 34 30 77Tottenham 36 19 13 4 67 28 39 70Arsenal 36 19 10 7 59 34 25 67Man City 36 19 7 10 68 38 30 64Man U 35 17 9 9 43 31 12 60West Ham 35 15 14 6 60 43 17 59Shampton 36 16 9 11 53 39 14 57Liverpool 35 15 10 10 59 48 11 55Chelsea 35 12 12 11 55 48 7 48Stoke 36 13 9 14 38 52 -14 48 P W D L GF GA GD PtsEverton 35 10 14 11 55 49 6 44Watford 35 12 8 15 36 42 -6 44Swansea 36 11 10 15 37 50 -13 43West Brom 36 10 11 15 32 46 -14 41Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 43 63 -20 41Crystal P 36 10 9 17 36 46 -10 39Newcastle 36 8 9 19 39 64 -25 33Sunderland 35 7 11 17 40 58 -18 3219. Norwich 35 8 7 20 35 61 -26 31Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 27 72 -45 16last_img read more

  • Teen slapped with robbery, B&E charges

    first_imgA 19-year-old miner on Wednesday made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with charges of robbery with violence, and break and enter and larceny.It is alleged that Delson Phillips of Fitzburg, Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini) on November 20, 2018 while being with Simeon Trapp at McDoom, Port Kaituma, robbed Ricardo Rebeiro of $60,000 while using personal violence immediately before or after the act.Another charge stated that Phillips on December 8, 2018 at Fitzburg, North West District broke and entered the dwelling house of Sherwin Dollway, and stole one BLU cellphone, a SIM card, and cash among other items which amounted to $29,800.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield made no objections to bail. As a result, the Chief Magistrate released the teen on $20,000 bail on the condition that he report to the Port Kaituma Police Station once per week He was also placed on a bond to be on good behaviour.Phillips will make his next appearance at the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court on February 5, 2018.last_img read more

  • New record for Joy in Cal State’s loss

    first_img Chaffey catcher Stephanie Rodriguez hit a home run and two doubles as the Panthers (12-9 overall) won their Foothill Conference opener 7-1 over College of the Desert (0-1 in conference) on Wednesday. Pitcher Ashley Bean doubled and picked up the win for Chaffey, which hosts Victor Valley on Friday at 3 p.m. UCR SOFTBALL The Highlanders (7-8) split a doubleheader with Loyola Marymount, losing the first game 3-2 but bouncing back for a 4-3 win in the nightcap. Shortstop Kristie Martinez went 2-for-3 to highlight UCR’s win in the opener. The bright spot in the loss was a solo home run by freshman Marissa Alvidrez. SBVC SOFTBALL Krystal Moajorovas went 5-for-5 with two runs scored as visiting San Bernardino Valley fell to Barstow 13-7. The Wolverines committed five errors in losing their Foothill conference opener. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The best match of the day came at No. 2 singles, where the Broncos’ Renee Paquillo won in a 10-4 tiebreaker over the Coyotes Leslie Horn. CHAFFEY SOFTBALL center_img Junior Jennifer Joy set a Cal State San Bernardino record for career singles wins, but her two-set triumph wasn’t enough as the Coyotes women’s tennis team fell to visiting Cal Poly Pomona, 7-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Conference play. Joy defeated the Broncos’ Jenny Tsai 6-2, 6-1 in a battle of No. 1 players. That gave her 30 wins, breaking the old record of her coach, Heather Lehman Langley. last_img read more


    first_imgHundreds of people have left messages of sympathy and support for Conor Boyle and his family.Tragic ConorOne such message was this poem left by a friend of Conor’s.We asked the young person permission to use her words which she has agreed to. She stressed that she was not best friends with Conor but knew him from afar – but enough to pay this beautiful tribute to him.“Such style and such swag but you didn’t bragYour sparkling smile could make life so worthwhile,Your twinkling eyes made the ladies all sigh, So cool you could rule all the kids in the schoolA star on the pitch, a star in the ring, a star on the stage- a star to all age.A savvy young chap the sky was your limit, Harry Styles who? When Conor Boyle was”innit”..A beauty to watch and a beauty inside, it’s no wonder your friends reach so far and wide.Close friends you have many and they want you to know that they stand by your side as you brave this big ride. So dance with the angels and sing songs of joyYou’ll make heaven look cool with your swagger like Jagger.Turn your face to the sun and leave the shadows behindYou fought til the end take a rest now young friend.” HARRY STYLES WHO? – A POEM FOR CONOR was last modified: September 21st, 2013 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:Conor BoylecrashdonegalLoughanurepoemlast_img read more

  • Vikings seeking to make history

    first_imgValencia High boasts its strongest team in the 12-year history of its girls’ swim program, but the Vikings can count on a tough road in search of their first Foothill League championship. Saugus, the only girls’ team other than Hart to win a title in the league’s previous 23 seasons, could have a say in whether Valencia’s pursuit succeeds. The Vikings (5-0 overall, 2-0 Foothill) defeated Saugus for the first time last season, humbling the 2004 league champion in a 115-55 victory. Saugus (3-2, 2-0), with a 117-51 victory this week over Burbank, kept pace with Valencia – a 105-63 winner over Canyon – atop the league standings and set up a first-place showdown Wednesday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center. Saugus also is looking for a strong showing in Friday’s Santa Clarita Relays. The Centurions won the annual event in 2004, and Valencia was victorious last season. Although the Centurions lost to Valencia in last year’s dual meet, they have a history of upsets under coach Jim Klipfel. Saugus snapped Hart’s run of 102 consecutive league dual-meet victories on April 2, 2003. Saugus knocked off the Indians again the following year, winning the dual meet and the league finals to capture the championship outright. Valencia became only the second league team to hand Hart a dual-meet loss, recording a 91-79 victory March 22. The Indians _ 114-3 all-time against Foothill opponents – would need Saugus to defeat Valencia, then beat the Centurions on April 26 to have a chance at sharing the regular-season championship. Saugus received strong performances Wednesday from April Buehlman, Andrea Borondy and Kristina Brezensky. All three won two events against Burbank and contributed to two relay victories. !arrow!The streaks continue:!off! Two impressive runs of success continued Wednesday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, although one happened in a losing cause. Hart’s boys’ swim team and Canyon’s Roxy Camuso added to their remarkable totals, although Camuso’s individual triumphs came in the Cowboys’ setback to Valencia. With victories in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle races, Camuso has won 38 consecutive individual races during the regular season, dating to April 2004. The senior also has won four individual league titles over the past two seasons and five overall, including the 200 free as a freshman. Camuso’s last regular-season loss came at the Royal of Simi Valley Invitational her sophomore year. She rebounded to win twice in the Cowboys’ final dual meet that season, then won all 22 of her individual events during the regular season last year. She’s 14 for 14 this year. Hart’s 122-48 victory over Burroughs of Burbank extended its league dual-meet winning streak to 49. Hart’s last loss came in March 1996, against Burbank. The Indians will go for No. 50 Wednesday against Canyon, which Burbank defeated 102-66. Hart next swims April 19 against Burbank. !arrow!Fabulous freshman:!off! Three of the league’s most talented freshman shined Wednesday in the Canyon-Valencia meet, with the Cowboys’ Chelsea Griffiths winning the 50 free and 100 backstroke, Valencia’s Megan Machynia capturing the 100 butterfly and contributing to two relay victories, and teammate Kaitlyn Salovich swimming legs on two victorious relays. Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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


    first_imgGARDAI believe burglars may have struck at a farm near Raphoe because it was a stormy night and locals may not have heard them.Thousands of euro worth of farm machinery including a quad was stolen from the premises of David Killen at Labadish during the early hours of yesterday morning.Mr Killen, a well-known farmer, arrived at his farm to find a padlock hanging off the gates. “I knew something was up straight away the way the chain was hanging and the gates were swinging. It was an awful feeling,” he said.He believes the thieves knew exactly what they were looking for during the raid which took place between 2.30am and 7am.“They took the more expensive stuff and left other stuff behind which would not have been worth as much. They knew what they wanted.“There was a couple of pallets moved around the yard as well as some planks so we think they loaded the quad onto a truck of some kind,” he said. Mr Killen said the thieves were careful not to disturb the two dogs in the yard and he believes they used the stormy night as a cover for the robbery.“My mother and father live on the farm and they, and the dogs, heard nothing because the animals would have barked.“I think they knew exactly what they were doing by carrying out the robbery on such a bad night,” he said.EndsRAIDERS USED STORMY NIGHT AS COVER FOR MACHINERY THEFT was last modified: May 9th, 2011 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:David KillenLabadishquad stolenlast_img read more

  • More Hispanics buying farms

    first_imgHenry Vega’s father emigrated from Mexico during World War II to harvest sugar beets. Today, Vega runs the family’s 65-acre lemon orchard, manages other land and serves as president of the Farm Bureau of Ventura County. He’s among the increasing number of Hispanic farmers in the country. Between 1997 and 2002, Hispanic-run farms jumped by more than 50 percent, from 33,000 to 51,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “My father, he did everything from picking, being a foreman and supervisor, and then eventually buying a ranch,” Vega said. “It seems like that’s often the way it works for the farmworkers.” Those with small farms often find niche markets for their produce, including farmers markets or small retailers. But it’s not easy to find buyers on a small scale, and it remains to be seen how many of the farmers will survive in the long run, Strochlic said. “You have to be a savvy marketer,” he said. “That’s where it’s at for the small farmer.” In Monterey County, the nonprofit Agriculture & Land Based Training Association is helping small farmers, most of whom are Hispanic, find their niche and get the farming and management skills needed to stay in business. Association spokesman Gary Peterson said people who farm smaller areas can make a living if they find the right market. For example, organic crops can go for about $16,000 an acre, meaning a 10-acre farm could bring in a net profit of about $40,000 or more a year, he said. The group offers training, mostly in Spanish, to farmworkers and others who want to work their own or rented land and also leases 160 acres to beginning farmers. Its organic distribution label has contracts with Stanford University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, among others. Like other farmers, Hispanic growers struggle to compete with cheap imports. And for many workers, owning land remains a distant dream. Florentino Collaso, 42, of Salinas came to the United States in 1986 as a farmworker. He now teaches at the agriculture association and is still saving to buy his own plot of land. He already knows what he would plant: beets, cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce, radicchio and squash. “But the land is so expensive,” he said. “Buying land in California is not a small thing.” Vega believes it was easier for his father to buy land years ago. “You can do it, but it’s a lot harder today,” he said. One reason is competition from housing developers for open space. It doesn’t help “when developers are waving $100,000 per acre in farmers’ faces,” Vega said. Vega faces the same uncertainty about the future as thousands of other farmers across the country: Who will take over his farm? His sons aren’t interested, and he said farming involves too much hard work to force it on anyone. “If you’re involved in ag, it’s a lifestyle. You aren’t going to get rich. You just have to love it,” he said. At 43, he figures he has time to decide what to do with the family business. “Who knows? Maybe a grandkid, or maybe a nephew,” he said. 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Hispanics still represent only a small percentage of U.S. farmers, owning just over 2 percent of all farms. But that number could grow as workers try to expand their opportunities. The evolution from farmworker to farm operator is occurring as farmers in general find it increasingly tough to eke out a living. Many white families are leaving the industry and selling their ranches to workers rather than passing them on to sons or daughters, who prefer working 9 to 5 rather than dawn to dusk. “The main factor is that farming is such a precarious operation. A lot of American-born people are just not willing to take on the risk,” said Ron Strochlic, interim executive director of the Institute for Rural Studies. Hispanic farmers are spread across the country, with the largest concentrations in Texas, California, New Mexico, Florida and Colorado. They are likely to run small farms, with nearly 50 percent managing operations of less than 50 acres. last_img read more


    first_imgA date has been set for the return of Donegal’s first marathon in 31 years.Will the Donegal marathon get big numbers?The idea was the brainchild of Letterkenny county councillor Dessie Larkin some months back.And now an official date, August 24th, has been penciled in the race. The official route for the 26.2 mile race has yet to be decided but it will be in and around Letterkenny town.So enjoy the Christmas festivities because the training starts in January!   DATE NAMED FOR THE RETURN OF THE DONEGAL MARATHON was last modified: December 6th, 2013 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:donegalletterkennyMarathonlast_img read more


    first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has called on the Government to fulfil its pledge to introduce a new personal microcredit scheme to assist people who have no or limited access to loan finance.Pearse Doherty TDThe proposed scheme, which has yet to be formally introduced, was advocated in a report by the Social Finance Foundation and the Central Bank of Ireland, and envisages making loans of between €500 up to €2,000 available to anyone currently ineligible for mainstream banking or credit union loans, subject to repayment capability. The document also proposes that such a scheme be administered through the credit union movement.Deputy Doherty said there are thousands of families and households across this state that are unable to access credit for relatively small amounts which they need to meet sudden financial requirements and unexpected bills. “Scenarios such as the family car breaking down, home repair bills or back-to-school costs can often be a nightmare for families particularly if they have been refused a loan by an institution due to pre-existing debts, a poor credit rating or a perceived inability to repay.”“These families are left with little or no choice but to borrow money from moneylenders at extortionately high interest rates, with even licenced moneylenders charging borrowers as much as 260% interest per annum.”“The report also highlighted statistics which have been handed over to the Department of Social Protection showing that 54.4% of households are unable to afford what is classified as an ‘unexpected expense’, while also claiming that 17% of households are becoming indebted due to the imposition of ‘ordinary living expenses.’”“Sinn Féin believes that a microloan scheme is urgently required to cater for the thousands of people who so desperately rely on different types of moneylenders to meet their financial obligations and to cover the costs of essential expenditure.” “Such schemes exist and operate quite successfully in other jurisdictions and they have been designed to reduce dependency on unregulated moneylending and high interest lenders.”“My party colleague Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh raised this very issue with the Minister before the Dáil summer recess as it’s our belief that a suitable scheme which aims to give financial relief to the thousands who are trapped in this debt cycle must be a priority for any government which is serious about tackling this issue.”“While such a scheme would be of great benefit, it must also be fair to the borrower. This is why when the Dáil resumes next week, I intend to raise this matter with the Social Protection Minister where I will be asking her to give a definitive timeframe as to when she envisages a scheme will be introduced, and for her to clearly outline the specifics of any such scheme including the average term for loans as well as the monthly interest rates which will be applied to them.”MICRO-LENDING SCHEME MUST BE DELIVERED – DOHERTY was last modified: September 17th, 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:donegalGovernmentloansPearse Dohertylast_img read more