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Junior netball champs to start tomorrow

first_imgSeventy teams from 13 associations have confirmed their participation for the championships that will run from July 4th-6th at the Rita Flynn Courts.Teams have flown in from all regions in the country, including Goroka and Jiwaka.The championships have four divisions – U13, U15, U17 and U21.President of PNG Netball, Julienne Leka Maliaki, said this is the first time the junior championships are being held separate from the senior championships.”We want to focus on each division for the juniors. It will be a full week of netball as we also have the selections for the U21 national team later during the week.”The junior championships will be very exciting as we’re expecting a strong challenge from Lae and the New Guinea Islands teams as well.”It should be very interesting,” said Maliaki.last_img read more

Leganés trusts Juan Soriano before the challenge of assaulting the Levant

first_imgJuan Soriano, goalkeeper of Leganés, will repeat in the title against Levante, a rival that invites the redemption of the Sevilla player. Against the granota, in the first round, he crossed an ocean of sensations that went from anger to failure in the goal (goal) of Campaña, to the impotence of seeing how Aitor took the 2-2 in the last sigh of the game. This duel in Orriols arrives with the Leganes dump in showing his confidence despite the slip he committed against the Royal Society. Soriano, who is occupying the square of Cuéllar by sanction (The Pichu will meet his second and final punishment match tomorrow), He made a bad clearance with his feet, one of his specialties, in a play that ended with Isak’s 0-1. The matter left a runrun in the stands. Javier Aguirre, in public, went out to defend him with the normality that Vasco injects him into life. “Juan doesn’t need any work, because he is a very confident boy. To be a goalkeeper you have to have eggs. And he has them. We are all wrong. There is nothing special to do. On Saturday (for tomorrow’s game) he will do well. And if you’re wrong, nothing happens. (…) No one can convey that negativity to us, ”insisted the coach to shield Soriano and any other player against possible toxic criticism.In private, the week has passed with the staff executing the coach’s philosophy. First, motivating a footballer who is one of the most beloved of the squad and that, remember within the team, is barely 22 years old. Accelerating the pressure on his shoulders would be less productive.In Copa, they add in the dressing room, he has had good performances and whenever he has felt safe, he has taken a step forward to complete good performances. There is full confidence in him and that, against Levante, he will be ready to take on the challenge of defending the goal cucumber in a complicated game that Leganés assumes with the firmness of knowing that he could get them off the descent for the first time this season.last_img read more

Beckham: “Messi is unique and Cristiano does not reach his level”

first_imgDavid Beckham, former Real Madrid player, assured in Telam that Cristiano Ronaldo “does not reach the level” of Leo Messi. Beckham faced Messi when he played for PSG in the Champions of the 2012-2013 season. “Messi is unique as a player and there is no other like him. He, like Cristiano, who does not reach his level, are above the rest ”said Beckham, who recalled his duel in the Champions League with the Argentine: “We were ahead. He entered and scored Barcelona. Despite my age, I enjoyed playing and the team did well in both games. We did things to be proud of. We did not lose against them. “Barça and PSG faced each other in the quarterfinals of that Champions 12-13, with a tie for two in Paris and a tie for one in Barcelona. That allowed the Catalans to qualify, who in the semifinals ended up falling against Bayern.last_img read more

Recycling collection will begin in mid-November

first_imgCurbside recycling will begin for Fort St. John residents on the week of November 10th – garbage will be picked up the following week.“We received our first of many truckloads of blue bins last week, and the Public Works team is going full out to assemble them and deliver them to residents over the next few weeks so we can begin this service as soon as possible,” said Don Demers, Director of Public Works.The new bins can store away 110 more litres than the garbage bins, to accommodate and encourage large amounts of recycling.- Advertisement -All residents who currently receive curbside garbage pick-up will be receiving anew blue recycling bin, which can be placed on their designated collection day on the week of November 10th.The city of Fort St. John reminds residents not to put the blue bins out for pick up before November 10th, as they will not be picked up and they may get in the way of normal garbage collection.Items to be collected in the blue bins include:Advertisement papercardboardtin cansaerosol cans (not paint aerosol)plastics #1-7plastic grocery bagsA full list of the items to be collected will be posted on the City website this week, and information on recycling will be mailed out to all households in the coming weeks.Residents can also download the Fort St. John City App (for iPhone or android) to receive garbage/recycling day reminders and look up their collection schedules.last_img read more

New Gor coach starts life at K’Ogalo with Super Cup win

first_imgHowever, K’Ogalo did finish with a man down after new signing Tobias Otieno was handed a red card after picking a second caution.While conceding defeat, Bandari coach Bernard Mwalala, pointed out that his charges wasted chances, saying he will be going to work on finishing.-Mwalala lament-Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala shouting instructions in Machakos on 18th, August 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I cannot complain, it’s an improvement from our previous match against Al Shanddy, we were better than Gor as usual, but they won the game and at the end of the day it’s all about results. I think we only played 70 minutes out of 90, the Gor keeper wasted time after we conceded. My boys did well, we just have to go pick ourselves and improve on our finishing,” Mwalala lamented.Gor Mahia Coach Steven Pollack and scorer Lawrence Juma lift Super Cup at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on the 18th August, 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHis opposite counterpart Polack welcomed the win though noted that it wasn’t the entertaining match that he was looking forward to.“It wasn’t the prettiest of football but we tried to play, at the of the day result matters, I’m happy with the attitude of the players especially when we went down to 10 men, Bandari made it difficult for us they are a physical side, we will be cautious when we play them next. First half we were out of shape but second half we were better in balancing the team. The team will get better as we continue playing matches,” the Finish coach outlined.Models carrying the 2019 KPL Super Cup in Machakos on 18th, August 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe Super Cup marked as the curtain raiser for the new Kenyan Premier League season that kicks-off August 30, only a week away.Bandari, the Shield champions dominated the better part of the game, bossing the midfield under the control of Abdalla Hassan that saw center forward William Wadri unleash a long-range cracker only to miss the target by a whisker.Newly signed Gor winger Clifton Miheso in action at Machakos Stadium during the 2019 KPL Super Cup on the 18th, August, 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAShaban Kenga was a thorn in the flesh for Gor right back Wellington Ochieng in a physical battle witnessed for the opening half to see both sides share spoils 0-0 at the interval.To boost to their attack, Mwalala brought on board Abdalla Hassan for David Kingatua in the second half with Benjamin Mosha being introduced for Shaban Kenga minutes later.Gor responded by subbing Francis Afirye for Nicholas Kipkirui and Kennedy Otieno for Samuel Onyango in that order.Gor Mahia forward Nicholas Kipkirui lifting the KPL Super Cup after a 1-0 win over Bandari in Machakos on 18th, August 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe changes bore fruit for Gor with Kipkirui upping the tempo of the match when a quick movement was to award Clifton Miheso to open is Gor Mahia account but he decided to shoot straight to Wanyika in the Bandari goal.However, that missed chance was not a worry after Juma drove home a sumptuous left shot at the edge of the Bandari box that was deflected off by the Dockers defender Brian Otieno and into the back of the net.0Shares0000(Visited 92 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia skipper Kenneth Muguna lifting the KPL Super Cup trophy after a 1-0 win over Bandari in Machakos on 18th, August 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 18 – New Gor Mahia head coach Steven Polack launched his life at the helm of record Kenyan Premier League champions K’Ogalo on a sweet note, lifting the Super Cup after seeing off Bandari FC 1-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium on Sunday.Gor sealed the win in the 64th minute thanks to a Lawrence Juma deflected thunderbolt that sparked jubilation from the Green Army who thronged at the Kenyatta Stadium to witness the new signings make their debuts with the mighty club.last_img read more

Questions abound for the defending champions

first_imgAs the Ducks begin the defense of their championship this morning against the Kings in London, there are more questions than answers. Will captain Scott Niedermayer and sniper Teemu Selanne come out of semi-retirement and make midseason returns? If not, who will fill the sizable voids they have left behind? A shortened offseason, an accelerated training camp (due to the London trip), injuries, the two players’ indecision and a strong Western Conference could make for a tumultuous start to the Ducks’ season. “Well, if anyone … hears me complain about anything, they should throw something heavy at me,” Ducks president and GM Brian Burke said. “It’s what we aspire to, to wake up in the morning dreaming of winning that trophy, and you go to bed at night dreaming of ways to win it. No complaints here.” The Ducks announced Friday that defenseman Chris Pronger will be this season’s team captain, a reminder that the Ducks’ current roster, even without the two superstars, is nothing to dismiss. Pronger is a perennial Norris Trophy candidate, and he’s backed up on the blue line by the still-improving Francois Beauchemin and veterans Sean O’Donnell and (when healthy) Mathieu Schneider. Selanne’s absence leaves a big hole, but it should be filled by the combined efforts of a group of young forwards – notably Ryan Getzlaf and Chris Kunitz – who are ready to step into bigger roles. In goal, Jean-Sebastien Giguere has established himself as one of the NHL’s elite goalies, particularly in the playoffs. Giguere is likely to miss this weekend’s games as he recovers from sports-hernia surgery, but the Ducks can turn to Ilya Bryzgalov, who would be a No. 1 goaltender for many other teams. Even with their two notable departures, the Ducks remain among the favorites to repeat in the Western Conference, although that’s something no team has done since Dallas in 1998-99 and 1999-2000. “It’s tough to defend,” Burke said. “It’s always been tough to defend, and I think in a (salary) cap system it’s even harder to defend because if you look at teams that defended in the old system, often there was a payroll disparity that prevented them from doing that. “We think we play in the toughest division in the NHL. I think a lot of our success last year was because of the playoff pairings that we got by winning our division, and it’s going to be tough.” It will be easier if Niedermayer and Selanne come back. It’s believed, although not confirmed, that Selanne’s decision is tied to Niedermayer’s choice, so the Ducks are in a wait-and-see mode. Niedermayer, 34, was last season’s playoff MVP, but has said he’s questioning his own commitment to play a whole season and deal with the difficult travel. Selanne, 37, led the Ducks in goals and points last season. He’s an unrestricted free agent, but has said he doesn’t want to play anywhere but Anaheim. If both players return, the Ducks will have to cut salary, something they would gladly do. If not, they will try to win with the mostly-intact core of last year’s team, plus a couple notable additions. Schneider, 38, will not be able to replace Niedermayer’s defensive-zone talents, but he’s a talented offensive defenseman who should make an impact when he returns in mid-October from a broken ankle. Todd Bertuzzi, a one-time 46-goal scorer with Vancouver, hasn’t been the same player – at least statistically – since his on-ice attack against Colorado’s Steve Moore. Severely limited by injuries last season, Bertuzzi is now healthy and trimmer and should be able to give the Ducks valuable minutes. The wild card in the lineup could be 20-year-old winger Bobby Ryan. Drafted second overall by the Ducks in 2005, Ryan has been a star at the junior level and has made the NHL roster for the first time. rich.hammond@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NHL: Ducks will be bucking tradition as they try to repeat as Stanley Cup winners. By Rich Hammond STAFF WRITER Since the NHL made its first major expansion in 1967, the Stanley Cup has been successfully defended 12 times. None of those repeat teams, however, pulled it off without their team captain and leading scorer. last_img read more

Southampton close to completing £8.5m deal for Serie A defender

first_imgSouthampton boss Ronald Koeman plans to address the club’s defensive problems with the signing of Napoli powerhouse Kalidou Koulibaly this week.The Saints have conceded five goals in their opening two Premier League fixtures and are also missing several key men through injury.And as talkSPORT told you first last week, Koeman is closing in on a £8.5m swoop for the versatile 24-year-old.Koulibaly, who can also operate in midfield, and his representatives are due to meet with the Southampton hierarchy in the coming days, according to Tuttosport.The former France Under-20 international began his career with Metz before joining Genk and then current side Napoli in 2014. 1 Kalidou Koulibaly last_img read more

Manuel Pellegrini reveals Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is ‘very concerned’

first_img1 Vincent Kompany Vincent Kompany is very worried by his latest injury lay-off, Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed.The City captain has struggled with persistent calf problems this season and is expected to be out until at least the end of February.Kompany returned to action as a substitute against Sunderland on Boxing Day only to have to leave the pitch nine minutes later.The defender has started just eight Premier League games this season, and the fact City have conceded one goal in those matches indicates his importance to the team.The cause of Kompany’s breakdowns is as yet a mystery, with the 29-year-old consulting different specialists in an effort to find an answer.Pellegrini said: “He is very concerned, which is why he’s trying to recover as soon as he can. He’s doing all different examinations to try and understand the reasons why he is having so many injuries.“Of course he wants to play. He is a very professional player. He is the first one who is very worried about his situation, which is why he is going everywhere to ask different specialists what is the reason.“I think that is the professional way to work when you have problems that don’t allow you to play in your normal way. I think you must find every way to see if you can find a solution.“Maybe there’s not a solution or maybe this can be his last injury but I think he has a very good attitude and he is doing everything he can to return as soon as he can.”Pellegrini accepts it is not ideal to have a captain that is unable to influence matches but he is not thinking of replacing Kompany.The City boss said: “I think if he is the captain it is because he deserves to be the captain. Of course, it’s better to have a captain that is always (playing).“But I think he deserves to have a lot of support at this time and not try to criticise by taking the captaincy away.“I think that as a captain it’s better to be in front of your team every game but you can also work a lot during the week as a captain when you are injured.”last_img read more

DDTV – GAA STAR RORY KAVANAGH GETS READY FOR THE GATHERING

first_imgOne of the added attractions for many Donegal people living around the world considering coming home for The Gathering will be the county’s GAA success.Being All Ireland champions is one thing but seeing the team defend it could be even more special. Here one of Donegal’s most modest stars, Letterkenny man Rory Kavanagh, speaks about the All Ireland and what The Gathering means for him.With thanks to our friends at Wallace Media for the video.Simply click to play.  DDTV – GAA STAR RORY KAVANAGH GETS READY FOR THE GATHERING was last modified: October 10th, 2012 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:Rory KavanaghThe Gatheringlast_img read more

TWO GARDA SUPERINTENDENTS APPOINTED TO DONEGAL

first_imgTWO Garda Superintendents were appointed to positions in Donegal today as part of an announcement by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.Recently-appointed Supt David Kelly will take over the Milford District.Supt Colm Nevin, who has been stationed in Donegal before, has been appointed to Ballyshannon from Ballymote in Co Sligo. “I am delighted to today allocate 34 Superintendents and 6 Chief Superintendents to their new positions in An Garda Síochána, and congratulate them once again on their promotions,” said Ms O’Sullivan today.“These allocations, and the resulting additional changes at these ranks, are a critical element of our transformation programme as they will allow us to develop the new structures, units and approaches required to ensure we are providing the best possible service to the public.”She said based on internal and external analysis and reports, major changes are being made to the organisation’s structure, how we prevent and investigate crime, and the provision of the necessary services such as ICT to support these activities.For example: – A Strategic Transformation Office has been established to co-ordinate and ensure the implementation of our programme of reform– Risk Compliance and Continuous Improvement Offices have been set-up in each region to ensure the standardisation of processes and monitor implementation of new initiatives such as the Victim Services Offices. These new Risk Compliance and Continuous Improvement Offices will help support Regional Garda Management in improving the delivery of local policing services and ensuring governance and accountability– The role of the Detective Superintendent in the regions will be to ensure co-ordinated and effective crime management and investigation in addition to crime prevention initiatives and proactive policing measures– An additional Chief Superintendent has been appointed to oversee a new unit – Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Human Exploitation – under the auspices of National Support Services– The establishment of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Unit to spearhead intelligence-led operations targeting organised crime gangs. By placing Superintendents and Chief Superintendents in these positions now, it will enable them to develop the strategies and structures required to bring about the changes needed and enhance the capabilities in their areas of responsibility, said the commissioner.“Along with other key elements of the transformation plan, these changes will help deliver a victim-centred, community-focused police service that seeks to prevent crime in the first instance and then, when it does occur, investigates it professionally and thoroughly,” she added.TWO GARDA SUPERINTENDENTS APPOINTED TO DONEGAL was last modified: February 26th, 2015 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:donegalGardasuperintendentslast_img read more