POMRFL heads into finals this weekend

first_imgThe top eight standings in the ladder have qualified for the final series.The final two rounds of regular competition determined the minor premier spot.After the round robin games, Kone Storms finished on top of the ladder in the A Grade division followed by Hawks, Paga Panthers, Tarangau, Royals, Hohola Flies, Kone Tigers and Brothers.For 18 consecutive weekends, Hawks was leading the competition, which was a remarkable achievement.In the B Grade division, Hawks finished first on the ladder, Royals in second place, Kone Tigers in third place followed by Kone Storms, Paga Panther, Souths, Tarangau and Brothers.For the women’s competition, Royals took out the minor premiership, topping the points ladder with Paga Panthers in second spot, Souths in third place followed by Sisters, Tarangau, Butterflies, Dobo Warriors and Kone Storms.SP POMRFL chairman Dr James Naipao congratulated Kone Storms, Hawks and Royals for being the minor premiers for 2016 in their respective divisions.This weekend’s draws will see Kone Storms take on Tarangau and Hawks will play Paga Panthers in the A Grade qualifying round, while the elimination round will see Royals play Brothers and Hohola Flies to battle with Kone Tigers.In the B Grade qualifying round, Hawks will battle with Kone Storms and Royals will play Kone Tiger while the elimination rounds will see Paga Panthers take on Brothers and Souths against Tarangau.In the women’s competition, Paga will challenge Souths in the qualifying rounds and Sisters will play the winner of the match between Tarangau and Butterflies for the elimination rounds.Royals will rest for this weekend to play the winner of the Paga Panthers and Souths match next week.last_img read more

Champions League, Premier League, La Liga to air live on free TV

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Rivals in the Spanish league, Messi’s FC Barcelona and Ronaldo’s Real Madrid have always delivered thrilling duels whenever their teams cross paths, something Filipino fans should await.Meanwhile, English squads like Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal, as well as the best European teams like Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich will all hit the field and into the airwaves starting next month.Triple CH chairman Bernard Sumayao expressed his hope that these exciting football matches will entice Filipinos to play “the beautiful game.”“I wanted to give it away for free. We decided to not do this as a pay-for-play thing. If you want to develop a sport, the most important thing is the people’s awareness and their involvement,” he said.Sumayao also hinted that this partnership is just the tip of the iceberg which could lead to more support for Philippine football.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Fajardo vows to do his best for Gilas ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena announced the news in a press conference on Thursday at Restaurant 9501 as a treat to Filipino football aficionados.“I feel that it will give us another shot in the arm as far as football is concerned. We’ve shown football games and the World Cup before on Balls Channel, and with that was our relationship with the national team. Through the years, we’ve felt a certain affinity on the development of football,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBroadcast of the  livegames will start on December 2.“These are all going to be live games. I know a lot of fans follow these leagues and they’ve been available on pay cable, but that’s a very limited space for our fans,” said Laurena. “The time has come to let the excitement and the bigness of football that has taken the world like a giant tsunami to come to the shores of the Philippines.” ABS-CBN Sports officially forge its partnership with Hong Kong-based holding company Triple CH. Also present is Philippine Azkals team manager Dan Palami. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netIn line with its continued support in helping Philippine football grow, ABS-CBN Sports is taking a extra step in exposing the Filipino audience to the greatness of the sport.Football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will soon be a regular fixture on local free TV after ABS-CBN Sports+Action forged a partnership with Hong Kong-based holding company Triple CH to air the UEFA Champions League, the English Premier League, and La Liga, three of the best leagues in the world.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It’s a stepping stone for bigger things that we want to do,” he said. “We want to see the level of football in the Philippines to go higher, to make them a powerhouse in football in the future, especially in Southeast Asia.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

USAID/FED Dedicates Cold Storage Facility

first_imgThe United States Agency for International Development/Food and Enterprise Development (USAID/FED) on Monday, October 27, dedicated a modern cold storage facility at Rosna Services Incorporated – a Liberian owned company that caters to ArcelorMittal Liberia. The storage, said one official, will help preserve the produce of local farmers engaged in vegetable farming. The 20 foot cold storage facility will store all vegetable products that the farmers intend to sell to Rosna Services Incorporated. It is meant to encourage the farmers to increase their production because the storage will by preserving their produce, create the market for them.“Through the support of USAID/FED, Rosna is able to own this low cost tech cold chain system,” said USAID Deputy Chief of Party, Boima Bafaia.He said with the installed facility, Rosna Services Incorporated will now store fresh vegetables sourced from local farmers, and thus have fewer post harvest losses they used to sustain due to the lack of a cold storage facility.Local farmers that were involved in vegetable production have often complained of the lack of access to markets to sell their products. Because of that, most farmers preferred cultivating cash crops such as rubber, cocoa, coffee and kola.Bill Quinbiah, lead farmer in Yekepa where the cold storage is located, praised the USAID/FED for the facility and their support to farmers in the county.He called on his fellow farmers to stay focused and produce more vegetables. He also asked the USAID/FED to provide high value vegetable seeds to boost farmers’ productions.USAID/FED has been assisting local farmers since 2012, providing materials as well as building their skills to enhance their productivity.USAID/FED is opening most of the feeder roads in Nimba County to enable farmers to reach the markets with their goods.Meanwhile, the proprietor of Rosna Services Inc., Ms Hannah M. Blackett, praised the American government for the assistance to the people of Liberia through the provision of numerous kinds of support to farmers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

British trade mission scheduled to visit Guyana

first_img– as UK looks to foster business linksBy Jarryl BryanPlans are afoot for a trade mission composed of business representatives from the United Kingdom (UK) to visit Guyana, in what is being described as a chance to foster increased business and the exchange of technical knowledge between the two states.This was revealed by British High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory Quinn during a press conference on Friday. Quinn revealed that these businesses would hail particularly from the city of Aberdeen, Scotland.Aberdeen has long been called the centre of oil production in Europe and though barrels of oil have long peaked, it has contributed to the UK being one of the major oil producers after Norway.Of recent, its university has served as a post graduate institution for severalAn Elgin oil field rig, located in the North Sea off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland (Daily Mail photo)Guyanese on Chevening scholarships.“There’s a trade mission coming in January,” Quinn said. “And we’re looking at the possibility for increasing links between here and the UK, particularly Aberdeen, which is the centre of the oil industry in the UK, across business, cultural and development… Aberdeen, before oil was discovered in the UK in the 1970s, was a backwater town on the East Coast of Scotland.”“The oil allowed it to build up and develop an expertise that I think would be helpful for people to see here. And lessons can be learned about how to and how to not do things. There are talks about a possible UK/Guyana Chamber of Commerce. So there is an increase in the number of UK businesses that are coming and working here,” the diplomat explained.Quinn cited the presence of the Noble Bob Douglas drill ship, which is owned by UK based company Noble Corporation. The ship, which has a three-year contract with ExxonMobil to drill for oil, has been training and employing several Guyanese aboard the vessel.The High Commissioner also pointed to Tullow Oil, which has been administering the lesser known Orinduik oil block alongside Eco Guyana, following the signing of a 10-year Petroleum Prospecting licence and Production Sharing Agreement with Government in 2016.“There are a lot of business companies involved, albeit not in the front lines, so there is already that existence. And there is a recognition that there needs to be a bit more done to build the business contacts, hence the plan that we would bring over a delegation from Aberdeen in January.”Quinn subsequently clarified that the UK would not take the lead in establishing such a chamber but rather the private sector. It is a venture, however, that Quinn pledged the UK’s support on. He also spoke of the benefits of having the chambers.“If you look at the UK services industry, I think it’s the biggest single contributor to the British economy. We’re no longer the manufacturing economy we once were. We’re a service economy. So, there’s insurance and market capitalisation on raising funds, experience we could pass on. There’s the retail. So I think’s there’s opportunities. We have had people coming in and working with GWI on things like water valves. There’s the educational side of things,” he said, pointing to Dr Peter O’Toole’s programmes at Nations University… programmes linked with UK institutions.We’ve got a lot of British companies coming here. I think it would be good to see more Guyanese companies going in the other direction. And I think it’s something the Private Sector understands,” he said.It was only last week that the American Chamber of Commerce was officially launched in Guyana at the Marriott Hotel. The event was attended by a large section of the local Private Sector and representatives from the United States business community.Speaking at the event, President of AmCham Guyana, Zulfikar Ally, said the Chamber plans to place emphasis on small businesses to ensure they too have opportunities to grow; a welcome announcement for many such businesses.last_img read more

Over $54,000 raised at United Way Charity Golf Tournament

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. — It was another packed house at the Lone Wolf Golf Club in Taylor last Thursday, as the United Way of Northern BC held its annual Charity Golf Tournament.In total, 144 golfers came together and raised a total of over $54,000 for the United Way of Northern BC. Golfers came out to the Texas Scramble tournament from as far as Chetwynd, Grande Prairie, and even Calgary to participate. The United Way of Northern BC’s community development and campaign manager Niki Hedges said that the weather was perfect for the tournament, especially since there were several downpours in Taylor the day before and after the event.“This event provides an opportunity to socialize and raise funds to ensure citizens have access to social and health-related services,” said Hedges. “It’s important that we are raising funds to funding local programs where the community most needs them. We support not just one agency, issue or focus, we are the umbrella to community to meet the identified needs of our citizens.” She added that this was a record year for the golf tournament when it came to sponsorship funding.- Advertisement -The United Way of Northern BC supports 38 programs in the community that range from programs for children, support for seniors and people with disabilities, as well as a number of others.last_img read more

North Peace Minor Baseball and North Peace Black Sox to host Bantam A Baseball Provincials

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Minor Baseball and the North Peace Black Sox are hosting the Bantam A Baseball Provincials from July 19 to the 21.According to Forrest Liddicoat, of North Peace Minor Baseball, this is the first time for them to host Provincials and they will be host to about three to four Bantam teams from Alberta.As hosts of the Provincials, it is up to North Peace Minor Baseball to maintain the up-keep of the diamond after each play.- Advertisement -Since they will have to maintain the diamond, Liddicoat says they are looking for volunteers to help out with the Provincials.“We have a few volunteers, but we are still looking for more volunteers to be the grounds crew to help rake the fields, keep the fields chalked-up and looking good again for each game.”If you are interested in volunteering, you can send an email to fsjnpll@gmail.com.Advertisement The Bantam A Baseball Provincials is taking place July 19 to the 21 at Diamond #2 in Kin Park.For more information, you can visit the North Peace Minor Baseball Facebook page.last_img read more

Barcelona icon Iniesta apologises over blackface photo

first_img0Shares0000Andres Iniesta has been a welcome boost for the Japanese football © JIJI PRESS/AFP/File / JIJI PRESSTOKYO, Japan, Jan 9 – Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has apologised after posting a photo on social media with two people in blackface as part of Epiphany celebrations.The 34-year-old superstar who currently plays at Japan’s Vissel Kobe had no intention “to upset anyone by displaying that photo,” according to a statement by his agency sent to AFP on Wednesday. “He would like to apologise to those people who may have felt offended,” the statement said.Iniesta’s picture on Twitter and Instagram posted on Sunday showed his family and a group of people in costumes, taking part in the Three Kings Day, an important Christian festive tradition in Spain.The January 6 holiday commemorates the visit of magi Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar to the newborn baby Jesus.Large parades and other festivities are held across Spain featuring men dressed up as kings, with the role of Balthazar often played by a white man — often a city councillor — in black makeup.Madrid’s leftist mayor Manuela Carmena ended the tradition in the Spanish capital in 2016 and the city now employs a black man to play the role in its Epiphany parade, which is broadcast live across the country.Iniesta, who lifted 32 major trophies and made 674 appearances for Catalan giants Barca, joined Vissel Kobe in May, calling his J-League move an “important career challenge”.The Spain icon’s decision to choose Vissel arguably represents Japanese football’s biggest transfer coup, with many top players now moving to cash-rich Chinese clubs in the twilight of their careers.It also came as a timely boost to the J-League, which used to attract luminaries such as Brazilian great Zico and former England star Gary Lineker when it began in 1993, but has struggled to attract marquee players in recent years.Iniesta — who famously scored Spain’s winning goal against the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final — had been top of the wishlist of Vissel owner Hiroshi Mikitani.The billionaire businessman is also the founder and CEO of Rakuten, Barcelona’s main sponsor, and was heavily involved in the deal that brought Iniesta to Japan.In December 2017 Atletico Madrid’s French striker Antoine Griezmann apologised after receiving criticism on social media for posting a picture of himself on his official Twitter account dressed as a Harlem Globetrotter, covered in black paint and wearing a wig.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgPictured are Letterkenny Youthreach Learner Advocate Donal Gillespie, left, with Bank of Ireland managers Barry Gallagher, Yvonne Boal, Paddy Mc Creevy and Letterkenny Youthreach Acting Co-Ordinator Gillian Kennedy.FEATURES: Friday last, May 6th, saw Letterkenny Youthreach take a further step in their primary school playground playset initiative when they set up stall in the Bank of Ireland, Letterkenny for a ‘Community Smiles’ day.The day which consisted of offering tea, coffee, juice, scones, pastry and chocolate ‘goodies’ to customers making donations to the centre’s playset fundraising. A grand total of €880 was collected, and the centre would also like to thank contributors Kernan’s Diner, Newtowncunningham, Gortlee Tool Hire, Letterkenny, Mc Cool Sawmills, Ballybofey, LYIT, Letterkenny, Charles Kelly Ltd., Letterkenny and, of course, management and staff at Bank of Ireland, Main St., Letterkenny.Acting Co-Ordinator of Letterkenny Youthreach, Gillian Kennedy, stated that the response was ‘enormous’. “As part of our on-going 25 year celebrations we have been doing a variety of events and projects engaging with the wider community in a way to help raise awareness of all the wonderful things our Youthreach programme has to offer.“This competition came about because we decided to reach out to the multiple primary schools in our catchment area. We were surprised by the sheer volume of entries and even more taken aback by the standard of the writing and the imagination in the art work for some of the drawings.“Our learners are very much looking forward to working on producing the winning playset and it’s a bonus that all this hard work can be recorded as part of our learners’ assessment.” The competition winner was Rioghnach Mc Fadden of Scoil Colmcille, Newtowncunningham, and the building tutor at Letterkenny Youthreach, Andy Dowds, with the help of the learners, hope to have the playset built and installed by middle of June.LETTERKENNY YOUTHREACH LAUNCH ‘COMMUNITY SMILES’ DAY AT BANK OF IRELAND was last modified: May 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Bank of IrelandBusinessFeaturesfundraiserLetterkenny Youthreachnewslast_img read more


first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte, founder of the Oireachtas Ireland Football Supporters Club, has paid tribute to Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, following his announcement that he plans to retire at the end of the current season.Senator Harte said that Alex Ferguson was one of the most admired figures in the world’s most popular game, and that his achievements are practically second-to-none.He said that given Sir Alex’s connections to Ireland both through the thousands of Manchester United supporters in this country, and the great local players that he has managed, he would discuss with members of the recently established Oireachtas Ireland Football Supporters Club how they could appropriately honour his achievements. “While my personal loyalties are primarily to Finn Harps, Liverpool FC, and the Irish national team, I fully recognise the scale of Sir Alex Ferguson’s achievements in the game. He is and always will be a managerial legend.“Not only that, he remains an extremely socially-minded man, conscious of his roots in Glasgow and expressed through his public support for our sister party, the British Labour Party.“Given the close connections that exist between Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United, and Ireland, and the great Irish players who played under him including Kevin Moran, Paul McGrath, Roy Keane, Denis Irwin, and John O’Shea, I will discuss with my colleagues in the Oireachtas Football Supporters Club how we can organise an appropriate tribute to him.”LIVERPOOL FAN HARTE PAYS TRIBUTE TO RED DEVILS BOSS! was last modified: May 8th, 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:Alex Fergusonjimmy harteMan Utdlast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: A few weeks ago, I discussed a few myths regarding weight loss. You can read that here.Today I am going to lay out a few myths that just won’t seem to die when it comes to women and training.1.“Women shouldn’t lift heavy weights.”  This is something that I hear on a daily basis.The usual line goes ‘I don’t want to lift weights because I don’t want to get too bulky. I just want to tone up.”That ‘toned’ look that nearly every woman wants is the result of a low level of body fat and an increase in muscle.Lifting lighter weights for higher repetitions will not ‘tone’ and shape your muscles. There is simply not enough stimulus for the muscle. Ladies, you are not going to wake up one morning , look in the mirror and say, ‘Whoops! I went and got too big’. It’s never going to happen.2.‘’You can ‘Spot Reduce’ fat’’:What I mean by ‘spot reduce’ is the idea that if you don’t like your tummy, then all you have to do is a load of sit ups and you will only burn fat on your tummy.The body doesn’t work that way I’m afraid.You cannot burn fat from only one area of the body. When you eat right and train, you will lose fat from all over your body. If you naturally carry fat in a particular area of your body, then this will be the hardest to lose it from.Get a sound nutrition and training plan and this will help speed up the process.3.“Sit ups burn fat”:Sit ups do not burn fat. 4.“Doing hours of cardio will get you the body you want.”Every day, I see people who want to get in shape coming into the gym, going through the same cardio machines day in and day out but getting nowhere.If you enjoy it, keep doing it.If you want to change the shape of your body, you don’t necessarily need cardio to begin with, but you absolutely need to weight train.Your diet will govern your weight loss; the right training will help you get to where you want when it comes to the shape of your body.5.“Women need to train differently from men!”There is absolutely no reason that women should train differently from men.In fact, doing bigger compound exercises like squats, push ups, lunges, pull ups and deadlifts will have a better effect than isolation exercises like leg extensions, bicep curls and triceps kickbacks.These bigger exercises allow you to move more weight so you are stimulating more muscle, which will help you get better results.6.“Muscle will turn to fat when you stop training!”This is impossible. Muscle cannot turn to fat.That’s like saying a toaster can turn into a kettle. They are two completely different things.If you stop training and over eat calories, you may lose some muscle mass and gain some body fat, but you can easily rectify this with a few tweaks to your diet and by starting training again.7.‘’If you lift weights, you will gain weight’’Muscle does not weigh more than fat.A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat.However, muscle takes up much less surface area, so your weight on the scales might not change that much, but your clothes could fit much better and the shape of your body could drastically change for the better.If you have any question on starting weight training or for getting a program based on your starting point, contact me through the link below.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: FEMALE TRAINING MYTHS was last modified: March 10th, 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:emmet rushefemale training mythsfitness columnlast_img read more