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Wasi: Let’s not compare soccer and rugby league

first_imgA Papua New Guinea’s professional footballer currently playing in New Zealand, Maurie Wasi shared his thoughts about the codes when asked  to compare Football with Rugby League in the country.”I don’t think it is right to compare Football with Rugby League and we shouldn’t as both codes have their own challenges,” Mauri said. Adding that, every sport has its challenges but can feed off each other to better themselves and their players’ development and welfare.He further elaborated that, there are a lot of professional PNG Rugby League players and hardly any professional football  (soccer) players.“In my opinion, if some of the football players in Papua New Guinea were born anywhere else in the world, they would be professional footballers,” he stated.“We have the ability and I think we have some technically gifted players, however, not many scouts, professional clubs and overseas coaches think of coming to PNG to look at our top players.”“Those of us, who are lucky and privileged enough to come out of PNG, try to lift the profile of our players but unless they come and see our players, I’m worried that this will never change,” he added.“I hope that this year’s success in PNG football with many of the Kapuls players recruited into the Solomon Islands League and Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba to the overseas Leagues will have significant outcomes to help that area of the game, so hopefully more local players have the opportunity to go overseas,” he stressed.“Overall, I’m positive and optimistic on our future ahead when football will gain recognition and prominence in Papua New Guineas world of sports while Rugby will too.”last_img read more

May 14, 2020 0

PH volleybelles shoot for silver medal

first_img‘People evacuated on their own’ He was referring to the first leg when Indonesia scraped by with a five-set win over the Philippines, 25-21, 26-28, 12-25, 25-18, 15-9.With a 1-1 record, a victory over Indonesia at 5 p.m. would mean a second place finish in the four-nation tournament that serves as test for the Southeast Asian Games competitions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Earlier, Indonesia outplayed Vietnam, 29-27, 25-20, 23-25, 25-17 to tie the Philippines with a 1-1 card.“We will just keep pushing and playing very hard,” Delos Santos added. LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ravena clutch, NLEX comes back to stun Ginebra in OT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Team Philippines wilted amid the crushing force of Thailand, 25-12, 25-16, 25-10, on Saturday night, but despite the loss, the Nationals are confident of nailing the silver medal in the second leg of the Asean Volleyball Grand Prix.National coach Shaq delos Santos said the “most important game for us here is against Indonesia on Sunday. Because we played a good game against them in Thailand.”ADVERTISEMENT Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Unlike in the first leg meeting where the country managed to steal a set, the Philippines ran out of ammunition against the Thai juggernaut.Grethcel Soltones, Jasmine Nabor and Roselyn Doria made the most of the minutes they were given and lent help to Mylene Paat, Aby Maraño, Ces Molina and Majoy Baron.Thailand also swept the competition to claim the first leg two weeks ago in Nakhon Ratchasima.Meanwhile, after losing their opening match in straight sets to first leg champion Thailand, the Indonesians pulled this one out through the efforts of top spiker Arsela Nuari Purnama. Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist They indeed did their best given that four key players, Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado, Jovelyn Gonzaga and Maddie Madayag, were out in Iloilo playing for their club teams right about the same time in the Premier Volleyball League.They are all expected to plane in just in time for the match against the Indonesians.But their absence on Saturday left the Philippines with a 10-man rotation against the SEA Games powerhouse, which rightfully chose to treat the Nationals as equals and went full throttle till the end.Pleumjit Thinkaow and Pimpichaya Kokram tormented the Philippines no end en route to the rout for the Thais’ second straight victory.They play winless Vietnam in the first game on Sunday in a formality for wrapping up the gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down View commentslast_img read more

January 15, 2020 0

Cameroon to set-off African charge

first_imgThat objective suffered another blow when players, a week before their scheduled flight to Brazil, threatened not to board the plane if certain bonus demands were not met.A deal was eventually struck, and a day ahead of opening their group campaign away to Mexico in Natal, Finke said he did not blame his players for lodging certain demands.“For me, you have to respect some things. You can’t judge people who do not have the same conditions as other people,” said the German, who was brought on board a little over a year ago following 16 years with German over-achievers Freiburg.“Here (in Africa) we have traditions, there are certain relationships with the (football) federation and the government. You have to respect certain ways.“It’s not like in France or Germany. From my point of view, I see a team that is working very hard. For everything else, I say we have to step back and respect their ways.“We have found a solution, and that is the most important thing.”Four years after collecting zero points from three group games in South Africa, Cameroon are looking for redemption.“We’re coming here with a feeling of revenge, that’s for sure,” said Marseille defender Nicolas N’Koulou, one of 13 players in the current squad to have suffered the ignominy of 2010’s premature exit.“We totally failed in 2010, but things are different now. We’re a cohesive group and have a good mix of experience with some younger players.“We’re like a family, we’re in good spirits and determined to give it everything to make the nation proud.”N’Koulou, who plays at centre-back alongside Galatasaray’s Aurelien Chedjou, is one of several up and coming stars looking to make up for the disaster of South Africa.However most eyes will be on Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o, the four-time African footballer of the year who, along with midfielder Enoh Eyong, was previously handed an eight-month ban by Cameroon football officials due to his role in a player revolt over bonuses.Finke said he is glad Eto’o, as well as and several other players with injury concerns in recent weeks, including Sevilla midfielder Stephane M’Bia, are fully fit and available to play.“I’m happy that Stephane Bia and Eto’o are back in the team — that’s very important for us,” added Finke.“They give a lot to the team and they’re the kind of players that can make the difference.”“Everyone knows him worldwide, he’s our leader, our captain,” said Eyong.“He’s going to lead us into battle. We hope he will be on his best form, score some crucial goals for us and lead us to victory, starting with tomorrow.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NATAL, June 13 – Cameroon coach Volker Finke on Thursday played down the effects of a ill-timed row over player bonuses that threatened to derail the ‘Indomitable Lions’ bid for redemption four years after an embarrassing exit from the 2010 World Cup.Sitting in Group A with competition hosts Brazil, Mexico and Croatia, Cameroon are expected to have a tough time trying to tie down one of the top two places and a ticket to the last 16.last_img read more

January 11, 2020 0

King & Queen

first_img“Little Miss Sunshine” was the rare winner that didn’t follow the cue of the Golden Globes two weeks ago. All four film actors winning Sunday night had previously won Globes, solidifying their positions as Oscar front-runners. The Helen Mirren Awards Express proceeded apace Sunday when the actress won her third and fourth SAG Awards in the film category’s Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for “The Queen” and the television movie or miniseries acting award for HBO’s “Elizabeth I.” Accepting for “The Queen,” about Queen Elizabeth II’s halting response to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, Mirren recalled with a laugh, “When I did my costume fitting for `The Queen,’ I saw those sensible shoes and those tweed skirts and I thought, I can’t play anyone who would choose those clothes; I just can’t.” Jeremy Irons also won a trophy for “Elizabeth I,” Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. Backstage, the two offered deference to American film acting. In fact, the perfection of the medium lies somewhere in between, the two “Elizabeth I” winners said. “American actors are wonderful at film work and I think we have a tremendous theatrical tradition,” said Irons, an Oscar winner for “Reversal of Fortune.” Mirren also drolly noted her versatility: “The last time I was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, it was for playing the housekeeper in `Gosford Park.’ So I play downstairs as well as upstairs.” Forest Whitaker likewise continued his awards juggernaut, being named best Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in “The Last King of Scotland.” “Dreamgirls” won supporting male and female actor trophies for Globe winners Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy. First-time actress Hudson, who was cited for her role as a spurned diva, thanked her cast. “Because of you, I was able to work and learn from the best,” said Hudson, heretofore best known for competing in “American Idol.” Murphy, winning for his role as a charismatic pop star in “Dreamgirls,” began his acceptance speech in a faux-British accent – “I’ve been acting for 25 years now” – then shrugged off the mock-pretension with the acknowledgment, “I feel goofy up here.” Backstage, Murphy expressed no disappointment that “Dreamgirls” was snubbed in Oscar’s Best Picture category. “I was so happy to be nominated; to be honest, I wasn’t unhappy about anything,” Muprhy said. “I’ve just been nonstop happy.” In her acceptance speech, “Ugly Betty’s” Ferrera said, “Looking out over the room, I see faces that have inspired me and moved me my entire life … We share a common knowledge of struggle and rejection and now of success.” Mary Tyler Moore and cast members of her classic ’70s sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” reunited to deliver the Oustanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series award to NBC’s “The Office.” Referring to Moore and her compatriots in accepting the trophy, series star Steve Carell – who was also part of the “Little Miss Sunshine” award-winning cast – declared, “This is quite the honor, having these people present this to us.” The cast of ABC’s medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” was named best Ensemble in a Drama Series. While series star Ellen Pompeo forgot the names of the cast members who were not in attendance, Chandra Wilson, named best actress in a drama series for her portrayal of the attitudinal Miranda Bailey, had no such problem. Accepting her trophy, Wilson declared, “It’s about those 10 cast members sitting over there and the other one in rehab,” referring to Isaiah Washington, who entered rehab this past week to deal with rage issues after blurting out a homophobic epithet on the set last fall and again after the Golden Globes. Alec Baldwin won a SAG award, Male Actor in a Comedy Series, to accompany his Golden Globe for his role as a fatuous network executive on NBC’s “30 Rock.” Hugh Laurie also followed up his Globe win by being named best actor in a drama series for playing the bitter doctor in Fox’s “House.” “It’s not about whether you do good work, it’s whether you get the chance to do good work,” he said. Evan Henerson contributed to this report. (818) 713-3638160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Little Miss Sunshine” emerged as the little train – or, more precisely, the little VW minivan – that could Sunday night at the Shrine Exposition Center, winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for best ensemble cast in a film. Greg Kinnear, who starred in the comedy about a dysfunctional family’s eventful road trip to a youth beauty pageant, lifted 10-year-old co-star Abigail Breslin to the microphone, with Alan Arkin providing her with her speech, a simple “Thank you.” On the television side, Woodland Hills native America Ferrera added a SAG award to her Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on ABC’s fish-out-of-water show “Ugly Betty.” The independently produced Sundance darling “Little Miss Sunshine” beat out “Dreamgirls,” “The Departed,” “Babel” and “Bobby,” and had previously won the Producers Guild Award for Best Film. It’s also an Oscar nominee for Best Picture. last_img

January 11, 2020 0

Leeds United name Redfearn as new head coach

first_img1 Neil Redfearn Neil Redfearn has signed a 12-month rolling contract to make him Leeds’ fourth permanent head coach in five months.Redfearn is the latest man to attempt to tame trigger-happy owner Massimo Cellino who, having seen off 36 bosses in 20 years at Cagliari, has already sacked three men since buying Leeds in April.Darko Milanic was his most recent casualty, the Slovenian removed after just 32 days in the job and six winless matches.Redfearn has been Leeds’ perennial caretaker over recent years – not just for Cellino – and was close to getting the job ahead of Milanic after taking 10 points from 12 games in a fourth temporary spell in charge.Cellino immediately put Redfearn back in the hotseat after firing Milanic last Saturday night, and has spent the last week negotiating with him to make the permanent step up from the head of academy position he has held since 2009.Former Barnsley, Chartlon and Crystal Palace midfielder Redfearn had already been caretaker on three previous occasion and will now look to put the Whites on the right track in the Championship.last_img read more

January 6, 2020 0

Basketball coach leads U.S. to Maccabi Games

first_imgCollege of the Canyons men’s basketball coach Howard Fisher heads down under to coach the U.S. team at the July 2-10 Maccabi Australia International Games in Sydney, Australia. The event features top Jewish college athletes from around the world competing in 11 sports. Several of the competitions will be held at Sydney Olympic Park, home of the 2000 Olympic Games. “I am excited about this opportunity to coach players from all different universities and represent myself, College of the Canyons, the United States and Maccabi,” Fisher said. On Saturday, he qualified for the state prelims, clearing 6 feet, 43/4 inches in the high jump and 22-7 in the long jump, both personal-bests. A friend talked him into trying the sport. “Once I got out here and saw everybody doing what they do,” Williams said, “I wanted to see what I could do. I’m a competitor.” “He rose to the occasion,” coach Belinda Kane said. “These dual-sport athletes are used to these situations.” (818) 713-3607160Want 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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe U.S. delegation will include 150 athletes. “In a time when there is so much going on in the world,” Fisher said, “it is an honor to be part of an event that will include such a diverse group of people.” Fisher guided COC to back-to-back Western State Conference Championships in 2004-05 and was conference Coach of the Year both seasons. The Cougars were 17-15 last season. Air, apparently: Derrick Williams was COC’s men’s basketball team’s No. 2 scorer, averaging 14.8 points per game as a freshman out of Price High of Los Angeles. He had not plans to try track and field – “I didn’t like it, I didn’t want to do it,” he said – until four months ago, when he went out for COC’s team. last_img read more

December 28, 2019 0

West Ham produce clinical display at Craven Cottage to down Fulham

first_img The Hammers move up to ninth, but Fulham are rooted to the bottom The Frenchman raced through on goal with just Lukasz Fabianksi to beat, but could only muster a weak effort at the near post which the summer signing from Swansea easily saved.The Whites were in the ascendancy at this point, and an early goal could have made this a much different game.Current Premier League Table Fabianski made two great saves early on from Kamara 4 The hosts made a bright start at Craven Cottage, with Aboubakar Kamara forcing Lukasz Fabianski into smart saves down low on the wet pitch.However, Claudio Ranieri’s men were made to pay for their wastefulness as Felipe Anderson was released down the left and found Snodgrass on the edge of the box. The Scot curled home a beauty past the dive of Sergio Rico.The lead was doubled 12 minutes later when Javier Hernandez flicked on Anderson’s cross to find strike partner Antonio – who had the simple task of tapping home after being given the freedom of the penalty box.Star Man – Michail Antonio Antonio was virtually unplayable on Saturday night West Ham United moved into the top half of the Premier League for the first time this season thanks to a 2-0 win over Fulham.The Hammers are just two points off Manchester United in the table after goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio. Next Premier League gamesFulham – Newcastle (A), 22/12West Ham United – Watford (H), 22/12 Snodgrass celebrates opening the scoring Samba star Anderson was brilliant yet again for the visitors, constantly bamboozling Dennis Odoi down the left hand side.However, Michail Antonio showed the fruits of his labour with a brilliant performance up front all evening. Strong on the ball and pacy and powerful in behind, the Englishman is gradually showing the sort of form which earned him an international call-up.Moment of the matchWhen Aleksandr Mitrovic played through Kamara in the first half, the West Ham fans looked pleadingly over to the linesman. To their horror, the flag stayed down. 4 4 4last_img read more

December 25, 2019 0

Scotland learn schedule for Euro 2020 qualifying

first_imgMcLeish’s side make the long-haul journey to Kazakhstan for their opener on March 21, before facing San Marino on their travels three days later.Attention then turns to a home fixture with Cyprus on June 8, with a daunting trip to take on World Cup semi-finalists Belgium following up soon after on June 11.In September, the Scots host the group’s top two seeds, Russia and Belgium, at Hampden.The Tartan Army are Moscow-bound for a match on October 10. Home fixtures against San Marino and Kazakhstan fall either side of an visit to Cyprus as Scotland round off their campaign.Should McLeish’s men fail to finish in the top two, they will enter the play-offs in early 2020 after topping their Nations League group. Scotland’s schedule for Euro 2020 qualifying has been confirmed.Alex McLeish’s side have drawn alongside Belgium, Russia, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and San Marino in Group I.The Scots have to finish in the top two of their group to qualify automatically for the Euros.Their campaign begins with a double-header which could prove pivotal.last_img read more

December 24, 2019 0

Mavericks Barbers: The cropped fringe is in!

first_imgMAVERICKS BARBERS: This week the male grooming experts at Mavericks Barbershop Letterkenny snip into the latest haircut trend to hit Donegal – the cropped fringe. As we enter the Easter season here in Mavericks we are noticing a change when the client begins their consultation for their next haircut. There is a big swing towards a textured style on top with the ever fashionable fade. The other big thing we see our clients doing is requesting a cropped fringe.Funny, it was only about 4 weeks ago that the Mavericks were sitting down and talking shop when one of them commented is the cropped fringe ever going to be as big or even properly happen around Donegal at all. Well, we got our answer. Lately the Mavericks have been working their magic on the latest trends, including the cropped fringe. Below is a sample of just a few:1. Medium fade, textured on top, cropped fringe.This version of the cropped fringe was produced with a lot of texture on top and some volume added to for good measure. The look was complete with a 0.5 medium fade which was dropped at the back and finished with a smooth transition. Styled with Dapper Dan Matt Paste. Barber Ronan. 2. High undercut, textured top.This hairstyle has real appeal right now the subtle undercut is very striking and the eye is drawn to it. There is no real over hang as the hair is quite short but it gives profound effect if styled properly. A 0.5 is brought right to the top. Hair textured on top using Dapper Dan Matt Clay. Barber Noel.3. Tapered sides and back, textured top with a cropped fringe.This haircut, done on one of our very own Mavericks is a cropped fringe with some volume and a bit of textured added for effect. The fade was given the cold shoulder here and a number two on the sides and back with a neat taper on the edges was preferred. Styled with Mavericks volume styling powder. Barber Darwyn.4. Medium fade, textured on top, cropped fringe & beard disconnected.This cropped fringe look was created using a 5 layered approach in order to achieve great detail in the finish. It continues in to a textured top with a zero fade on the sides and back. The beard is disconnected from the zero fade. Style with Mavericks volume styling powder. Barber Noel. 5. Medium fade with undercut, textured on top.This haircut was achieved with fading a 0.5 into a 1.5, performed below a high undercut. The top was left straight using all its length with a bit of texture and volume added to give the finishing look. Styled using vines hair tonic & dear barber shaping cream. Barber JP.The cropped fringe and the textured top seems to be what is in right now lads, but don’t be afraid to try something different. The Mavericks are always on hand and will give you’re their advice on what is possible for you or not.We love to see a guy come in and try and change it up. For more information or advice call into us at Mavericks Traditional Barbershop, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny. Also follow us on facebook at Mavericks Barbers: The cropped fringe is in! was last modified: April 12th, 2017 by Mavericks BarbersShare 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:hairmale groomingmavericks traditional barbershoplast_img read more

December 22, 2019 0

Better internet access coming for rural communities, says McNaughton

first_imgPeople in the rural communities of Chatham-Kent and Southwestern Ontario can expect better internet access in the near future, Ontario’s minister of infrastructure said Wednesday.Monte McNaughton, also the MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, spoke at the Rotary Club of Chatham after making an announcement about broadband internet access in Simcoe earlier in the day.The Ontario government is investing up to $63.7 million in Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology, a non-profit started by local municipalities to address internet connectivity issues in the region.McNaughton said his government’s investment is part of a $190-million program between the provincial, federal and municipal governments.This will “leverage hundreds of millions of dollars in private-sector investments,” he said.“As an MPP that represents a rural riding at Queen’s Park, you don’t need to tell me about the need for better broadband and high-speed internet,” said the Progressive Conservative member. “We’ve all heard stories of people driving to local libraries or fast food restaurants to get good Wi-Fi.”This investment is part of the government’s “priority to make Ontario open for jobs” and help communities and businesses “fully participate in the digital economy,” said McNaughton.“Our goal is to move forward as quickly as possible to get shovels in the ground,” he said. “This has been talked about since 2004-2005 under the former Liberal government. Literally nothing happened.”One Rotary member asked McNaughton what this project will do to drive competition. The member said he has been stuck with paying one company high prices without much bandwidth to show for it.McNaughton said this was why his government took 10 or 11 months to make this announcement.“Under the former framework, a lot of the companies left. They didn’t want to participate in expanding broadband in rural Southwestern Ontario,” he said. “All of the players are back at the table. They all want to participate in a procurement, so there will be lots of competition in the procurement. We’ll move forward with a number of projects where there will be multiple players involved.”He said information on those projects will be released over “the next number of weeks.”last_img read more

December 21, 2019 0