Southern Confederation confirms teams

first_imgSouthern Confederation administrator, Indy Verena, said training started as of August 8th at Apex Park at Boroko.The women’s squad, as well as the under 20s, is dominated by Port Moresby Rugby League players.Verena put that down to experience from the city side, saying they want to send the best players to compete in the championships.Meantime, trials for the Senior men’s division started on August 5th and ended on the 7th.A 26-man team has also been selected, with training starting this afternoon.The date of the championships as well as the venue are yet to be confirmed by the PNG Rugby Football League.(Men’s final day of trials between POM South, in blue, and UPNG)last_img

Final Four exit to serve as challenge for FEU, says Delos Santos

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m proud of what the team has done because whatever happened to our team this season, they haven’t stopped trying to reach our goal, the dedication’s still there,” said Delos Santos.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor three straight years, Far Eastern University has reached the Final Four of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament, but all of those ended in early exits.Their latest exile from the semifinals was on Sunday when Ateneo handed the Lady Tamaraws a four-set beating, 25-22, 25-10, 16-25, 26-24, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Despite the Final Four heartbreak, head coach Shaq Delos Santos said the loss would serve as challenge for them to do better in the future seasons.“This is a challenge for us, so that in future seasons our team will have improved from this,” said Delos Santos. “So, I’m hopeful that we can prepare for future seasons better.”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 returnFEU finished with the league’s fourth-best record with an 8-6 slate but that has been a similar fate for the Lady Tamaraws for three straight years.FEU has not won the big prize in almost 10 years. Still, Delos Santos is proud of what they’ve accomplished in Season 79.center_img Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Grieving Palma accepts loss to Ateneo as end of UAAP career MOST READ View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Knights nix transfer rumors, ready for full-strength debut

first_imgMOST READ Petron-F2 tiff up As power forward Bong Quinto and point guard John Calvo put to rest rumors that they’re leaving Letran, the Knights are expected to be at full-strength against the Mapua Cardinals in their NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament debut.“I’m just happy we’re a complete team now,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop LATEST STORIES Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxiscenter_img Game time is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Quinto and Calvo reportedly planned to transfer to La Salle in the UAAP, where they could have reunited with former Letran coach Aldin Ayo, before finally committing to stay with the Knights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The duo will join forces with guard Rey Nambatac, who is suiting up for Letran for the final time this season.In other games, Jose Rizal U gets the first crack at Lyceum’s improved roster at 2 p.m., while St. Benilde, which is in the midst of rebuilding its program under new coach TY Tang, also makes its season debut against Perpetual Help at noon. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste “The goal is to play hard every game and stay competitive,” said JRU coach Vergel Meneses.With former San Sebastian star CJ Perez finally suiting up, the Pirates of coach Topex Robinson have been installed as one of the favorites of the season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Special weather statement issued for Fort Nelson region

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Fort Nelson region, warning of possible heavy rain.The weather statement reads as follows:Rain over Williston Lake, the Peace Region, and southern sections of Fort Nelson will become heavy tonight.A trough of low pressure stalling over the BC Peace will result in heavy rain tonight over Williston, the Peace River District and southern sections of Fort Nelson, and will continue into the weekend. Rainfall amounts are expected to be greatest over the eastern slopes and higher elevations of the Rockies.This weather situation combined with spring snow melt will lead to rising river levels and may increase the risk of flooding.Quickly flowing water and the adjacent riverbanks are potentially unsafe. Don’t approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts, and keep away from creek and river banks.The River Forecast Centre issues streamflow advisories and warnings when necessary to provide alerts to potential flood conditions in the stream systems of the province. Please refer to the River Forecast Centre website for updated streamflow advisories or warnings.- Advertisement –last_img read more

FBI sting nets $500 million in counterfeit software

first_imgAn investigation by Los Angeles FBI agents and Chinese security officers has resulted in 25 arrests in China and the seizure of more than $500 million worth of counterfeit computer software, officials said today. Code-named “Summer Solstice,” the operation began in 2005 and has resulted in the seizure of more than 290,000 counterfeit Microsoft and Symantec software CDs in China, as wells as bogus certificates of authenticity, said Laura Eimiller of the Los Angeles FBI office. Agents with the FBI’s Los Angeles office executed two dozen warrants in the Southland that yielded about $2 million in counterfeit software and the seizure of assets worth more than $700,000, Eimiller said. There have not been any arrests in Los Angeles, but the investigation is continuing, Eimiller said. Investigators identified criminal organizations responsible for manufacturing and distributing counterfeit software in China and also identified distributors in the United States, Eimiller said. Most of the distributors were recruited via the Internet, she said. FBI agents assigned to Los Angeles and the FBI’s legal attache office in Beijing were involved in the investigation. “The growing crime involving the theft of copyrighted material does not end at U.S. borders, but affects the global economy,” said J. Stephen tidwell, assistant director in charge of the FBI Los Angeles office. “The buying and selling of counterfeit goods amounts to stealing the ideas of others and is no different than common theft, where the consequences of getting caught include going to jail and other serious penalties.” For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chelsea transfer news: Real Madrid raids, Serie A targets, and more

first_img 6 Chelsea could be set for a busy summer when the transfer window opens this year, but they may face a battle to hold onto their top stars.The Blues are likely to add to their squad, with Antonio Conte likely to raid his homeland for the best Serie A talent.Any incoming players, though, may be replacements for outgoing players as they prepare for big bids from the likes of Real Madrid, who are keen to upgrade their squad.So, what is the latest transfer news doing the rounds? Click the right arrow, above, to find out… Franck Kessie (Atalanta) – Click the right arrow above for more Chelsea transfer news… – One of Serie A’s super-talented starlets, Kessie, has done superbly with high-flying Atalanta this campaign at the tender age of 20. Roma are leading the race for his signature, his agent George Atangana told Rai Sport in Italy. But Chelsea, along with Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United are also in the hunt, he revealed. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – Likely to be one of this summer’s hottest properties, Griezmann has been linked with several clubs in recent weeks. Rumours about a move to Manchester United persist, while a shock switch to Real Madrid has also cropped up. Eric Olhats, an advisor to the Frenchman, has revealed to RMC Sport in France that Barcelona, Manchester City and Antonio Conte’s Blues have made contact about a possible transfer. Eden Hazard – According to reports in L’Equipe, both Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez want to go all out and sign the Belgian superstar. With stars like Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez linked with leaving the Bernabeu, Hazard represents the upgrade Los Blancos want this summer. Lucas Biglia (Lazio) – Chelsea could go for a cheap midfield addition in the summer as they monitor the availability of Argentina star Biglia. Consistently linked with a Premier League switch throughout his career, he is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract in Rome. Should the deal be right for all parties, Antonio Conte may add him to his squad come the transfer window. 6 6 6 Tammy Abraham – Having excelled with his goalscoring form on loan at Bristol City this season, it’s understandable some Premier League sides are now sniffing around the talented Blues youngster. According to The Sun, Leicester City want to add the 19-year-old, who has hit 24 goals, to their ranks either permanently, or on loan. 6 6 N’Golo Kante – Premier League midfield superstar Kante could be set for a second huge move in two seasons if reports in France are to be believed. With a second title in two campaigns likely, Spanish giants Real Madrid want Kante to reinforce their midfield. They already have Casemiro at the Bernabeu but see Kante as an upgrade. last_img read more

Gunman robs Encino bank

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles ENCINO – A masked gunman robbed a bank this afternoon and made off on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, authorities said. The man walked into First Bank & Trust, 17777 Ventura Blvd., around 2:15 p.m. and ordered all customers to get down on the ground, said Laura Eimiller, FBI spokeswoman. Eimiller said the man told bank employees, “I want the money.” The man wore all black and had a cloth mask. Nobody was injured.last_img read more

The most creative players in the Premier League this season, according to stats

first_img Hazard, according to stats, wasn’t the most creative player this season Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 10 no dice 10 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 10 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 20. Willian (Chelsea)Expected assists – 6.52Assists – Six19. Joao Moutinho (Wolves)Expected assists – 6.53Assists – Eight18. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)Expected assists – 6.65Assists – Two17. Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal)Expected assists – 6.74Assists – Five Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth)Expected assists – 16.18Assists – 14 REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 10 huge blow 9. James Maddison (Leicester City)Expected assists – 7.94Assists – Seven8. Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)Expected assists – 8.06Assists – 11 10 getty 2. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)Expected assists – 11.57Assists – 15 4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)Expected assists – 10.47Assists – Eight 7. Leroy Sane (Manchester City)Expected assists – 8.10Assists – 106. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)Expected assists – 8.63Assists – Seven5. David Silva (Manchester City)Expected assists – 10.11Assists – Eight 3. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)Expected assists – 10.79Assists – 10 REPLY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT getty Chelsea star Eden Hazard was crowned the Premier League’s assist king for the 2018/19 season.The Belgian superstar may have an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge but he’s put on a show this campaign with 15 assists. Robertson, like Alexander-Arnold, has been a star for the Reds creatively Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining 10 16. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United)Expected assists – 6.78Assists –  Four15. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton)Expected assists – 6.79Assists – Six14. Raul Jimenez (Wolves)Expected assists – 6.99Assists – Seven13. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)Expected assists – 7.22Assists – 12 LATEST deals gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Salah hasn’t been as good as last year but his statistics are still impressive Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Eriksen has done far better than statistics believe he should have Eden Hazard of Chelsea poses for a photo with the Playmaker award trophy 12. Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)Expected assists – 7.64Assists – Six11. Lucas Digne (Everton)Expected assists – 7.71Assists – Six10. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)Expected assists – 7.88Assists – 12 It was an impressive total, one ahead of Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser, and earned him the Playmaker award, which will no doubt be front and centre on his mantelpiece.Hazard has plenty of competition in the English top-flight when it comes to incredible creative talents, with Christian Eriksen and Kevin De Bruyne amongst them. But was he really the best, according to advanced statistics?Here at talkSPORT we’ve used UnderStat.com to check out which Premier League stars had the highest ‘Expected Assists’ for the campaign. Silva remains one of the most creative Premier League players around According to Opta, xA measures the likelihood that a given pass will become a goal assist.It considers several factors including the type of pass, pass end-point and length of pass.Adding up a player or team’s expected assists gives us an indication of how many assists a player of team should have had based on their build up and attacking play. ADVICE Expected assists (xA) definition Arsenal’s left wing-back Kolasinac has weighed in with his fair share this campaign Getty Images – Getty 10 10 The young English ace has over-performed in terms of assists this season tense 10 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 10 LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES It’s no wonder Sterling was named PFA Player of the Year Fraser has excelled for the Cherries this season and could now be on the movelast_img read more

Nketiah snatches winner against Bayern as Arsenal continue positive pre-season

first_imgArsenal made it two wins from two on their pre-season tour of the United States as Eddie Nketiah grabbed a late winner during a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich.After a goalless first half, Unai Emery’s side took the lead four minutes after the restart when Louis Poznanski turned Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross into his own net before Robert Lewandowski equalised with a superb header. Arsenal were donning their new away kit for the first time Mesut Ozil, donning a new blonde hairstyle, forced Manuel Neuer into a good stop at the other end as the first half produced few clearcut chances.The Gunners took the lead through Poznanski’s own goal but needed a hand from the onrushing Leno to deny former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry in his first match against the Gunners since leaving the north London club in 2016. JIBE The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets boost deals LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea TROPHY Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January The Gunners continued their impressive start to pre-season center_img 2 2 LATEST Getty – Contributor REVEALED Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:12Loaded: 98.22%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Wilfried Zaha always wanted to join Arsenal and has supported the club from a young age The match looked to be heading for a draw but young forward Tyreece John-Jules worked his way down the left side of the Bayern penalty box to cut the ball back for Nketiah to tap home two minutes from time.The German outfit had the first chance at the Dignity Health Sports Park but Thomas Muller could not convert David Alaba’s cross thanks to a superb save from Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno. AFP or licensors New job Gnabry did have a hand in the leveller, curling a fine cross for Lewandowski to head into the top corner before Nketiah sealed victory as the Premier League side fielded a youthful team to finish the matchlast_img read more

Shinnie: Scotland are focused on Euro 2020 qualification

first_img “We will work hard this week, we have a good week to prepare for the game and everybody is looking forward to it.” Some pressure descended on McLeish and his players following the dismal display against Israel. That sense doom and gloom has increased as the number of call-offs this week have increased, including Shinnie’s Pittodrie team Mikey Devlin, who was replaced by Celtic’s Jack Hendry after withdrawing through a knee injury. On-form Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn is the latest withdrawal after pulling out with a calf-injury on Thursday.However, Shinnie believes the Scotland squad has the character to come through.  He said: “Football is always pressure. There is pressure in many different ways and if you are a player and can’t deal with that then you probably shouldn’t be in football. “We know that everyone in the squad can handle it, they prove it a club level and it is about going out and proving it on the day. “It obviously wasn’t a great night (in Israel) and the performance wasn’t what we wanted it to be. “We lose the game and there is always going to be criticism, I have experienced that at club football, that’s just what happens. But it is in our hands now and it us up to us to go and turn it around. “These two games are massive for us and if we can win both of them you will get the plaudits so you take the good and the bad. “We obviously had the game here against Albania (2-0 win) and it will be tougher away. “Israel got beat over there but if we can play to our full potential we know it is a game we can go and win. “So it is a game the whole squad is looking forward to and we will try to turn things around from the last result.” Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie has stressed that the Scotland squad are every bit as keen as the Tartan Army to get to Euro 2020. The Scots have not qualified for the finals of a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France and a host of call-offs have hindered the manager’s plans for upcoming fixtures.Alex McLeish’s side found a speed-bump to the next European Championships via the inaugural Nations League in their last Group C1 game in Haifa when they lost 2-1 to Israel to fall three points behind the section leaders.Scotland are preparing for the final double-header in Albania on Saturday night which comes before the visit of Israel next Tuesday and the 27-year-old midfielder insists qualification is just as important to the players. He said: “The squad is desperate to qualify like the whole nation is and yes, we know the importance of it and we are all determined to do that as a squad. “It is something that we are working hard for. “It is never easy as has been shown over the last few years, it is never an easy thing to do but we are but it is something that we are desperate to try to get. “It is obviously in our own hands so it is up to us to go out and do the business. last_img read more