Tumbe names train on squad

first_imgBy KEVIN TEME Last year’s semi finalist of the Digicel Cup rugby league competition Waghi Tumbe has announced its 45 men extended squad. The team mostly selected from the Jiwaka Governor’s Cup and the Coca Cola Ipatas are mostly new faces in the Digicel Cup arena however team manager Joe McConner believes the team can do well if the players can understand the coach and know what the coach is expecting them to do. “The coach is looking forward to a big year and in the next two weeks will be crucial week for all these new faces in the team to vie for a spot in the final 25 men squad that will be announced later next month,” Tumbe’s team Manager Joe McConner said. Tumbe has recalled head coach Francis Ray to lead the team for another season. Ray who was out of contract for this year after Tumbe’s pioneer sponsor Guru Construction Company stepped down from sponsoring the team due to infighting of the naming rights sponsorship between Jiwaka Development Corporation (JDC), the business arm of the Jiwaka Provincial Government and Guru Construction Ltd. It is however revealed in this week’s press conference that the Tumbe’s Patron and Governor of Jiwaka Province Dr. William Tongap has recalled Ray to lead the team again in this year’s Digicel Cup challenge. Ray, a former Kumuls and Mt Hagen Eagles premiership winning captain thanked Jiwaka Governor and his board to receive him back into the team. “Thank you Governor William Tongap for giving me this opportunity to coach the team again this year,” Ray said. Ray said last year the team went all the way into the semi final and this year he is banking his hopes on finishing also in the top five spot. Ray also confirmed that this year, bulk of his players from last year have been contracted overseas and some have moved to other Digicel Cup cup franchise but he believes in building the home grown talents and admits he want to finish this season again in the top five. Tumbe’s team manager Joe McConner and his coach Ray sincerely thanked the Chairman of Selection headed by Ezikiel Ben for job well done in selecting the players for this year. “All the players are home grown talents and under the leadership of board chairman Paul Tumun, we fielded two teams from the train on squad in the Coca Cola Ipatas Cup which they did well by making the grand final and one won the title which is a positive sign for the new team that we’ve named today,” McConner said. Meanwhile the 45 extended men train on squad is Elijah Roltinga, John Onglo, Fedilis Sakipo, Presley Komble, Saki Peter, Francis Sam, Koso Badi, Jr Kale Menau, Ray Patrick, Micah Tom, Brian Kiripe, TJ Talu,  Sipa Korken, Wari Molu, Korken ABBA, Sam Tei, Frank Kagai, Samuel Bob, David Lapua, Emmanuel Waine, David Wena, Nelson Kumba, Job Kar, Jessie Mek, Best Dani, Daniel Tolie, Bruce Kawage, Moses Yora, Sam Ngend, Steven Billy, Havy Tull, Charley Kaipel, Salika Mathew, Joe Frank, Leo Malyie, Saki Lesley, Jim Frank, Joshua Nani, Levai Andrew, Daniel Pai, Israel Balio, Stanley Bob, Milex Winis, Adam Wek and Layton Lipu.last_img read more

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Throw six deliveries into one place, he’ll fly six; Bret Liauta

first_imgThAustralian pacer Brett Lee has picked three of the best batsmen Nick has ever faced. Named after Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Kallis. Here Lee’s words about Brian Lara fascinate fans.Throw six deliveries into the same area. Lara flies to six different parts. Lee says that Lara can easily play the shot wherever she wants.I feel Tendulkar has more time to bat. Tendulkar is taking the same amount of time. But, Tendulkar seems to be getting some extra time. “In my opinion, Sachin is the best batsman in the world,” he said.I would say Sachin is the best batsman but Kallis is the best cricketer. Kallis is the perfect cricketer. Kallis has been able to open the bowling, play as a batsman and catch the slips.last_img

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“Dinamo” plans seven home games and a long trip in September…

first_imgAs previously reported, the first game of the season “Dinamo” will be played on September 3 at home with Nursultan “Barys”. It has now become clear that this game will be followed by fights on September 5 with the Helsinki “Jokerit” represented by goalkeeper Jānis Kalniņš and a meeting with the forward Kaspars Daugaviņš Podolsk “Vityaz” scheduled for September 9.“Dinamo”, in preparation for the new season, will play a test match on August 27, meeting with the Helsinki “Jokerit” represented by Latvian goalkeeper Jānis Kalniņš in the Finnish city of Vantaa. However, Dinamo plans to hold a number of test matches in Finland, which are currently being coordinated. The club’s press secretary Jānis Stepītis neither confirmed nor denied that the team will play test matches against “Liepāja”. It has already been announced that the annual Railway Cup, which served as a pre-season preparation tournament, will not take place in Riga this summer.Rigans will take the longest away series of the season from October 22 to November 1, visiting Bob Hartley’s Omsk “Avangard”, Moscow’s “Dynamo”, Minsk’s “Dynamo”, Chelyabinsk’s “Traktor” and Ekaterinburg’s “Avtomobilist” in a five-match series.In turn, the regular championship “Dinamo” will end with three home games in a row – on February 23, “Dinamo” will host Ufa “Salavat Yulaev”, on February 25, Riga will visit Minsk “Dinamo”, and on February 27 – Khabarovsk “Amur”.Riga “Dinamo” games in SeptemberDateThe game3.09.Dinamo R – Barys5.09.Dinamo R – Jokers8.09.Dinamo R – Vityaz11.09.Dinamo R – Neftekhimik14.09.Siberia – Dynamo R16.09.Amur – Dinamo R.18.09.Barys – Dinamo R22.09.Dinamo R – Torpedo26.09.Dinamo R – Dynamo Msk29.09.Dinamo R – CSKAlast_img read more

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Arsenal ‘don’t intend to pay’ fee demanded by club – ‘Withdrawn’…

first_imgOn August 17th, AS explained the Gunners are the ‘most insistent of suitors’ for the Atlético Madrid player.The 27-year-old has a €50m buyout clause in his contract, and the La Liga side have been trying to increase his clause and salary, without any success so far.A week ago, Sport reported the Spanish side rejected the Premier League club’s offer of €25m plus Mattéo Guendouzi for signing the Ghana international.It was also stated the midfielder is yet to make a decision on his future and the north London club’s desire to sign him has kept Los Rojiblancos in ‘suspense’.Embed from Getty ImagesDiego Simeone’s side have made it clear that any club wanting to sign the player must pay his €50m release clause. Tuesday’s edition of Sport once again talks about Arsenal interest in Thomas and reiterates Atlético’s firm stance on the asking price.According to the report, Mikel Arteta’s side have ‘withdrawn’ from making a bid for Thomas Partey because Arsenal ‘don’t intend to pay the €50m demanded’ by the Madrid based club.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayHero Wars根本不可能获得这个宝藏!来证明我们错了Hero WarsUndoInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoNessa HearingPeople in Singapore Born Before 1965 Eligible for Free Hearing Aid TrialNessa HearingUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSingtelGet 30GB for $25 on SG’s #1 network.SingtelUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.UndoTip ParentsBaby Keeps Waking Up With Scratches, Mom Checks Camera And Calls CopsTip ParentsUndo For the past few months, Arsenal have been repeatedly linked with Thomas Partey.last_img read more

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Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden names shortlisted riders for World Equestrian Games 2018

first_img Tags: Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden names shortlisted riders for World Equestrian Games 2018 As the countdown continues to next year’s World Equestrian Games and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Irish Senior Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden has named two groups of shortlisted riders – The 2018 WEG Squad and the 2020 Horizon Squad.The 2018 WEG Squad is to support combinations that are committed to and are capable of delivering a competitive performance at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon USA and contribute to qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The 2020 Horizon Squad is to support combinations that are committed to and are capable of future championship performances, and who are specifically planning towards the Olympics in Tokyo. Combinations in the 2020 Horizon squad can move into the 2018 WEG Squad, if they show they are capable of delivering a competitive performance at WEG in the coming spring season.Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden said:“It is pleasing to be able to have this number of riders available for Team Ireland and we have already had our first riders workshop geared towards the many aspects of what we need to do off the horse, that will help us to be able to perform to the best of our ability on the horse.“We are also in the very fortunate position of having the generous support of the owners of these talented horses and will endeavour to create a high performance structure that values harmony among all stakeholders and produces the best prepared squad to achieve podium success for Ireland.”The 2018 WEG Squad is as follows:Clare AbbottTim BourkeAoife ClarkCathal DanielsSarah EnnisJonty EvansCiaran GlynnAidan KeoghPadraig McCarthyJoseph MurphyJames O’HaireElizabeth PowerMichael RyanTrish RyanSam Watson2020 Horizon Squad is as follows:Declan CullenTony KennedyMichelle KennyMark KyleBrian MorrisonAustin O’ConnorSophie RichardsCamilla Speirs Home  »  General  »  Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden names shortlisted riders for World Equestrian Games 2018 24 November 2017, 18:28last_img read more

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Ravens acquire Tampa Bay center Zuttah for 2015 draft pick

first_imgThe Ravens have addressed another need by upgrading the center position through a trade for Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Jeremy Zuttah.The deal was announced Sunday as Baltimore will send their 2015 fifth-round draft pick to complete the deal, pending a physical.“We said at the beginning of the offseason that we would be adding quality players to our line and Jeremy fits that description,” Newsome said in a team statement. “We are getting a player who has started at both center and guard, and played well at each position. We’re excited to have him as a Raven and believe he can play a significant role for us.”Zuttah has played both center and guard in his six-year career but is expected to become the Ravens’ new starting center after 2012 fourth-round pick Gino Gradkowski struggled in his first year as the replacement to the retired Matt Birk. The Buccaneers had been rumored to be shopping Zuttah as they rework their offensive line under new head coach Lovie Smith and signed free-agent center Evan Dietrich-Smith earlier this month.He has started 30 games at center, 41 at left guard, and five at right guard but made 15 of his 16 starts at center last season. According to Pro Football Focus, Zuttah was the league’s 22nd-ranked center while Gradkowski was rated 35th in 2013. The Ravens are expected to award the 6-foot-4, 308-pound Zuttah with a long-term deal after he was originally signed through the 2015 season in Tampa Bay and was set to carry a $4.5 million cap number — all in base salary — in 2014.The 27-year-old was a third-round selection out of Rutgers in the 2008 draft and has started 76 of 90 games in his NFL career. He was a college teammate of Ravens running back Ray Rice.With the acquisition of Zuttah, the Ravens now have four of their five projected offensive line spots set for 2014 with only left guard or right tackle remaining as a question mark. Third-year lineman Kelechi Osemele is expected to man one of those spots as he returns from season-ending back surgery.The Ravens have now used three draft picks in trying to find the heir apparent to Birk as they also dealt a seventh-round pick to Indianapolis for A.Q. Shipley in addition to spending a 2012 selection on Gradkowski and trading a 2015 pick for Zuttah. Baltimore also used a 2013 sixth-round pick on Colorado State-Pueblo product Ryan Jensen, who is regarded as an intriguing interior-line project to monitor in the preseason after he was injured for a large portion of his rookie year.last_img read more

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Clottey dares Welterweight champ

first_imgFormer World Champion Joshua Clottey’s return to world fame could come faster than expected and against no less a boxer than undisputed Welterweight king Manny Pacquiao on March 13 in Las Vegas.Talks have begun between both camps for Clottey to get a third shot at the WBO Welterweight title which he failed to snatch from Antinio Magarito in December 2006 and Miguel Cotto in June 2009.Cotto lost the title to Pacquiao, in November last year.However, already, comments on most boxing websites point to a straight win for Pacquiao but Clottey sees this as the opportunity to rule the Welterweight division.The Ghanaian boxer says he is unfazed by the poor previews he is receiving in some media and would work to prove that he is capable of grabbing the title.“I am going to surprise the whole world,” he said.Clottey describes his opponent as his “favourite” and “the best fighter out there.” “I just want to win that title,” he added.last_img read more

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AFCO renews awards for six IMCA divisions

first_img“AFCO’s generosity toward IMCA drivers runs deep and we’ll actually have some extra awards to offer selected drivers this year,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “As the season progresses, we’ll determine how those are distributed, but the fundamental AFCO program re­mains intact and we’re grateful for their support.”  Awards from the Boonville, Ind., suspension, exhaust, brakes and cooling parts manufacturer will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.  Drivers in those five divisions are required compete with AFCO-manufactured shocks and springs, display two AFCO decals on their race car and return a completed sign-up sheet to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 to be eligi­ble.      The national Late Model rookie of the year and fourth, sixth and 11th place finishers in national Late Model point standings all earn $100 product certificates.      AFCO will continue a rich awards program benefitting IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod competitors. And the Modified national champion and rookie of the year, as well as the first hard luck driver to get upside down during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, all re­ceive GM frame replace­ment kits. BOONVILLE, Ind. – The company IMCA drivers have already counted on for the past quarter-cen­tury returns for a 26th season of support in 2019.  The top three eligible drivers in each of the five Modified regions receive product certificates val­ued at $250, $150 and $50, respectively. Top three eligible drivers in both Stock Car regions re­ceive certificates worth $200, $100 and $50. Top three eligible drivers in both Northern and Southern regions for Hobby Stocks and top three drivers in national SportMod standings get product certificates valued at $125, $75 and $50, respec­tively. Information about all AFCO products is available by calling 800 632-2320, on Facebook and at the new www.afcoracing.com website. At 26 years, AFCO is the fifth longest tenured of IMCA’s 100-plus sponsors.last_img read more

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Ateneo eyes payback vs NU

first_imgJia Morado appears to have an inside track on coach Tai Bundit’s mind both on and off the court.The prolific Ateneo setter, whose perfect understanding of Bundit’s almost unintelligible instructions during matches enabled the Lady Eagles to fly high in the UAAP women’s volleyball, apparently knows her mentor’s thoughts on their hot streak.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ Azkals face Malaysians Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu NU coach Roger Gorayeb, who has been vocal on his team’s seeming underachieving attitude, this time blasted his liberos for their spotty defense in their game against lowly University of the East.“I told them that they defended well twice, thrice, but gave away the ball 10 times,” said Gorayeb in Filipino. “You are supposed to defend 1,000 times because that’s the job of liberos.”In the other game, University of the Philippines faces winless Adamson at 2 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “Even now that we are on a winning streak, we have to keep ourselves grounded,” said Morado. “Coach Tai keeps on reminding us that other teams are preparing very hard against us.”Currently riding an eight-game winning streak, Ateneo hopes to secure a Final Four berth Wednesday when it goes up against National University at 4 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Lady Eagles are also out to avenge their first-round defeat at the hands of the Lady Bulldogs.While things are doing well on the Ateneo side, NU is struggling to keep it together.last_img read more

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Reflections on December 24, 1989

first_imgI was born three years after the military coup d’etat in Monrovia. By December 24, I was a six year old first grader who had gone on a vacation to the interior part of Liberia. As a family ritual, the holidays were spent on the farm with my grandmother and other relatives, learning how to speak kpelleh, cooking, eating and enjoying the brief moments of village life that came only during the vacation period. I remember, somehow faintly, one sunny Sunday afternoon on our way from church, strolling on the dusty road and blowing the dust that greeted our faces after each car passed by, the news broke of a full scale armed invasion in Nimba County. My memory of that day remains far and distant but lives with me today. I escaped into the possibility of a civil war – a concept I barely understood then. My only memory of a war was from television screens of Rambo and Chuck Norris and my childhood obsession of playing war games with my peers. The thought of that becoming a reality was far removed from my little mind, preoccupied with the fantasies of life with little room for such intrusion.The announcement of a civil war on the shores of Liberia was a signal of deep seated resentment that had plagued the Liberian nation since its founding by freed American Slaves in 1847. The first rocking of the boat was the military coup of 1980. By 1989, there was a spillover and the pot crashed like the burst of volcano and all hell broke loose. The initial rivalry of class system politics, deep socioeconomic disparity, bloated public bureaucracy and the thriving culture of patronage wedged a divide between the settler minority and the native majority thus spilling over into the coup of 1980 that brought the nation on the brink of imminent collapse. An interruption in the nation’s history occurred when barely literate soldiers collided with governance – a new terrain to handle. The result was the dismemberment of the economy, vicious ethnic-civil crisis and the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, which resulted to the occurrence of December 24, 1989.It’s important to remember that the event of December 24, 1989 was not an event but a culmination of undercurrents that set loose the once tightly held canoe to venture into ‘far waters.’ The stories that followed included rape, torture, massacres, carnage, extra judicial killings and the complete breakdown of a nation state. Today, we have a nation still dodging the ghost of its past and yearning for the future. The tentacles of the past appear to still hunt the present and threaten the future. It appears the lessons of our horrific past have been shredded and thrown in the dustbin of history. The scripts of rebuilding our nation might have stayed as a relic of the past, unfit for today’s agenda. Today, the reemergence of ethnic rivalry, class sectionalism, demagoguery politics, preying on the unconscious masses, psychological warfare, etc., are all symptoms of strategies that triggered a rebellion that went astray. December 24 remains a scar on our collective consciences. Barely nine months after the invasion, the government was overthrown and the president was captured by the rebels, mutilated, and tortured to death with the entire scene videotaped for posterity. The civil war continued until 1997 when former warlord Charles Taylor was elected President. By 2003, the entire country was plunged in turmoil and President Taylor was forced to exile. Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was elected President in 2005.Several questions continue to linger on our learning curve as a people, as teachers, religious leaders, market women, politicians, journalists, youths, students, Yanna Boys, civil servants, Liberians. Each year, December 24 provides a period of personal reflections to look back at the day the first bullet was shot, and now. To look at the errors made and the lessons learned. The day should include panel discussions on national recovery, self and collective examinations. How did all this begin and what impact did that event have on us on a micro and macro level?What lessons have we gathered to ensure that the struggles that culminated on December 24 was not a déjà vu of plunder? What answers do we have that kids my age in 1989 can give their children for the absence of electricity that remains a scar from the madness that ensued afterDecember 24? This marked the day when it all began. It marks the explosion of a volcano, when deep seated resentment showed its face through an uprising that was supposedly a revolution but rocked the boat of the tiny West African nation. At about the age of my infant daughter, I barely understood what was happening, the whole story was a mirage of itself. Several years today as a young man, I wonder if the struggle is finally over, if those who died at checkpoints, of cholera, hunger, heart attacks and other causes as a result of what erupted on that day, died in vain. The struggle seems like a long shot, the curve is steeper; we’re here still battling the ghosts that showed up on December 24. I hope that when my daughter reaches my current age, the struggle would be different and our world would be more civilized than today. May the souls of those who died as a result of what followed on December 24, 1989 rest in perfect peace and may we as a nation find the courage to commemorate their memories and ensure that this does not happen again.God bless Liberia!About the AuthorLekpele M. Nyamalon is a writer and poet from Liberia and lives in Monrovia. He can be reached at nyamalon23@gmail.com Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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