PNG girl in the running Golden Boot

first_imgThe Rising star, who is based in Lae, has been performing very well with the highest number of goals scored in every game.The Morobean has scored a total of eight goals so far in the tournament, four goals against Vanuatu, two against Cook Islands and another two against Fiji today.Giada has represented PNG in a number of tournaments including the 2015 Pacific Games and 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.She has lived up to expectations with her attacking ability and is a strong contender for the Golden Boot Award.Her two goals today have secured a semi-final spot in the tournament together with Fiji, New Zealand and New Caledonia.last_img

Luis Enrique turns a year without bench and Ramos, 34 tomorrow

first_imgGermany. It is very likely that the Selection will not return until September 3, the date for which the first match of the League of Nations. By then a year and a half will have passed without Luis Enrique on the bench. At the turn of summer, Spain has an appointment in Germany and that is supposed to be the game of his return. That, of course, assuming that the UEFA do not decide to suspend the competition in the event of the collapse of the calendar. The leagues press for the FIFA leave the dates of the selections free, because in addition in the next season it is necessary to fit the Eurocup and the Club World Cup.Challenge Ramos. According to Luis Enrique, the postponement of the Euro Cup will be good for young people. As well, Sergio Ramos He will turn 34 tomorrow tomorrow Monday ready to renew with the Real Madrid and to continue to command the Federation, in the Selection. The next Euro Cup will reach him well into the 35s. Another challenge for the camero, who could also make history if he is able to go to the Games at that age. It would be the first. Above thirty, very few footballers have been Olympians. In that exclusive club they are Zamorano (33 years in Sidney 2000) Y Bebeto (32 in Atlanta 1996). But if there is a footballer capable of fulfilling the Olympic dream beyond 35 years, he is called Sergio Ramos Garcíaos 35 years old, he is called Sergio Ramos García. Hello coach. Luis Enrique has reappeared this week to respond to the curiosities of the fans on the social networks of the Federation. He has done it just in the same week that it has been a year since the last time he sat on the bench Spain, who had to leave because of his family tragedy. The last time we saw the Asturian in action was on March 23, 2019, in the Spain-Norway (2-1) classification for the Eurocup. It’s been a long time, and even more, before the playu gets back to work. Although the next two games of the Selection They have not yet been suspended, they will be shortly and that will further lengthen the return. The scheduled friendlies against Portugal (on June 5, in the Metropolitan Wanda) nor the one that was to be played four days later against Lithuania in Santander. The pandemic has carried the calendar ahead and the June international friendlies will be postponed.last_img read more

Dacres makes discus history … again

first_imgLast week, Fedrick Dacres won Jamaica’s first ever Pan-American Games gold medal in the discus throw. His coach, Julian Robinson, says Dacres, who is also Jamaica’s first World Youth and World Junior discus winner, has been through a lot to earn his latest success. The lanky thrower came close to his coach’s distancetarget at the Games in Toronto and is building towards next month’s World Championships.Referring to injuries Dacres has suffered in the last fewseasons, Robinson said, “To see him come and win now, it really warms my heart, and I was happy for him because he has had disappointments.”The gold medal in Toronto came with a winning throw measured at 64.80 metres. That was just short of the 65 metres mark Robinson thinks is required of throwers who seek World Championships medals.mid-season injury”At the World Championships, you’re going to have a qualifying round, and typically, people who advance to the top 12 will have to throw in the region of 65m,” he postulated.”I reason that for him to get a medal he will need to produce at least two 65 metres throws,” he said.Dacres produced two 64m efforts in Toronto, his winning throw and another effort of 64.40m. Prior to a mid-season biceps injury, Dacres produced throws measured at 66.40m and 66.30m. Since his return tocompetition, he took top spot in last month’s National Senior Championships.He will continue to build strength, power and technique as the World Championships approach.”I think that in the 30-odd days that remain, we can do some more work so that we’re in a better position going into the World Championships,” said coach Robinson.Robinson had high praise for Odayne Richards, who won Jamaica’s first Pan-Am gold in the shot with a national and Games record of 21.69m. The success of both throwers led the coach to make a recommendation to his colleagues.”Our human resource is such that we can produce jumpers, sprinters, throwers and middle distance people,” he essayed, “and I would hope that our coaches would not limit the young talent to sprinting alone but would consider other disciplines.”last_img read more

Taylor-made! – Calabar star rewrites record books again

first_img With Tyreke Wilson missing due to injury, his Calabar teammate Dejour Russell seems to have little to be worried about where the Class Two Boys 100m gold medal is concerned. Russell followed Wilson to the line in a Calabar one-two at last year’s championships, but he is expected to boss the event this time around. He was certainly commanding in winning his heat yesterday afternoon, stopping the clock at 11.49 with little effort. He was still making his way back to the Stadium East area when Munro College’s AndrÈ Edwards posted 10.95 to win his heat and perhaps give the Calabar man something to think about, with JC’s Chislon Gordon, 11.06, and Gary Gordon (St Jago), 11.28, also advancing impressively. Top-billed Jamaica College (JC) pair of defending Class One triple jump champion, O’Brien Wasome, who already won gold in the Class One Boys’ long jump on Wednesday, and record holder Clayton Brown will take their rivalry into today’s final after both booked safe passage from yesterday’s preliminary round. Wasome won his section with a 14.61m effort ahead of Calabar man Javier Lowe, 14.38m, and Old Harbour’s Ryan Brown, 14.15m. Brown was third in his section with a mark of 14.47m, but there is a lot more in the tank. Jordan Scott (Campion), 15.04m, led all qualifiers, with Calabar’s Gabriel Allen, 14.49m, also doing well to qualify. St Jago’s Keenan Lawrence is the form athlete in the Class Two Boys’ 1500m, with many expecting him to seriously test Kemoy Campbell’s record of 3:58.06 set in 2007 He was comfortable in qualifying for the final, winning his heat in 4:12.98 ahead of Calabar’s Kimar Farquharson, who posted 4:13.40 for second place. St Elizabeth Technical’s Dwight Mason was, however, the fastest among the qualifiers, stopping the clock at 4:12.89. The Class One equivalent saw Rusea’s athlete Akeem Colley, who won his heat in a season’s best 4:05.40, registering the quickest time going into the final, with gold-medal favourite and defending champion Shevan Parkes finishing second in a time of 4:06.01. Samara Spencer of Hydel High leads all qualifiers into tomorrow’s final of the Class One long jump – set for 4:53 p.m. – after registering a huge season best of 6.04 metres during yesterday’s prelims. Excelsior will seek to continue their fine showing at this year’s championships in the Class Four high jump final as their duo of Shantae Foreman and Daniel Harris both cleared 1.55m, with gold-medal favourite Foreman doing so on her first attempt. Amelia Davis of Wolmer’s Girl led six others who cleared 1.50m. Calabar will have to work deep into Saturday night if they are to retain their title, but they certainly have the tools to do so. “I am not perturbed. We still have enough depth to go on and win,” said Calabar’s head coach Michael Clarke. Taylor, who already helped himself to the 400m record on Tuesday, was clearly not satisfied as he powered through the line in his Class Two Boys’ 200m semi-final, stopping the clock at 20.80, which betters another Calabar man – Ramone McKenzie’s 20.89 run in 2007. His schoolmate, Dejour Russell, followed up that run with an impressive one of his own, clocking 21.08 to win his semi-final, knowing very well that the defending champions will be banking heavily on maximising points in this event in tomorrow’s final. Herbert Morrison scored an unlikely one-two in the Boys’ Class Three high jump final, pushing with gold-medal winner Antonio Hanson and his teammate, Javeir Hall, both clearing 1.85m, in the process pushing pre-Champs favourite Lamar Reid (Calabar), 1.75m into third place. Edwin Allen High’s Janique Burgher won the Class Three girl’s high jump event after clearing 1.70m ahead of Shauntia Davidson (Hydel), 1.65m, and Excelsior’s Kaliah Jones, who also cleared 1.65m. In a closely contested girls Class Four long jump final, St Jago’ Dayshanae Hall took home the gold with a 5.17m leap, finishing ahead of Edwin Allen’s Paula-Ann Chambers, 5.14m, and Excelsior’s Samoya Neil, 5.13m. Petersfield’s Sanjae Lawrence took gold in the Class One Boys’ discus event with a 53.90m heave to get the better of Excelsior’s Phillip Barnett, 53.78m, and Calabar’s Warren Barrett, who would have been disappointed with his 52.88m bronze-medal mark. The Boys’ Class Two shot put title was won by Petersfield’s Daniel Cope, with a distance of 16.81m. Second place went to Meadowbrook’s Cobe Graham, 16.22m, with another Petersfield athlete, Courtney Lawrence, 15.62m, taking third. Michael Campbell (JC), who clocked 10.83, and Jhevaughn Matherson (KC), 10.95, both dipped below 11 seconds despite a strong headwind in the Class One Boys’ 100m, with other podium contenders Raheem Chambers (St Jago), 11.02, and Nigel Ellis (St Elizabeth), 11.04, also looking comfortable in qualifying to today’s semi-finals. CLASS TWO’S DEJOUR RUSSELL RETAIN TITLE Kingston College (KC) continue to go about their business in a workmanlike manner; Calabar High had another so-so day; Christopher Taylor is at it again; and the Edwin Allen machine is cranking into high gear. The ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships had its fair share of high points yesterday, and with today’s penultimate day of competition promising major excitement with the 100m finals and key hurdles and field events battles, it’s the KC faithful who are happiest at this stage. The boys from North Street lead the way with 37 points, with Jamaica College (JC) keeping them company with 33.5. Petersfield High’s team has impressed all week and they are currently third on 28 points, with St Jago as next best on 24, and defending champions Calabar in fifth with 23.5 points. Edwin Allen have been hitting the right keys so far, hardly putting a foot wrong since the opening day of competition. They are on course to defend their Girls’ title with 47 points after six events, 14 ahead of Hydel, with Excelsior in third place on 26 points. Holmwood (24) and St Jago (23) round out the top five.last_img read more

Cavs ‘re-evaluating’ Irving-Thomas swap following post-trade physical—report

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles What’s in store for your animal sign this year “It’s a very sensitive situation,” a source reportedly told the veteran sports journalist, as relayed by Bleacher Report.Screen Grab from Twitter/@wojespnAlthough all signs point to the trade not being rescinded, Cleveland reportedly could push for an extra draft pick from the Boston Celtics.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 original deal included the package of  Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Nets’ unprotected 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland for Irving.Meanwhile, Andre Igoudala, forward for the Cavs’ rivals Golden State Warriors, sent out a cryptic tweet, which most believe pertains to the ongoing trade situation. Philippines seizes silver in equestrian show jumping event Isaiah Thomas  (Elsa/Getty Images/AFP)The blockbuster Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas swap is most likely set in stone by now, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly “weighing their options” after the latter’s standard post-trade physical.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the reigning NBA Eastern Conference Champions are wary of their newly acquired 5-foot-9 point guard  due to “uncertainty over the fitness of his injured hip.”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 “Return to sender???” he wrote, which has since been retweeted over 3,000 times.Return to sender???— Andre Iguodala (@andre) August 26, 2017Meanwhile, despite having a tremendous regular season and a stellar start earlier in the playoffs, Thomas was sidelined for much of the Eastern Conference Finals showdown against the Cavs due to a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear. Prior to being traded, the two-time NBA All-Star was expected to miss the Celtics’ training camp.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal RELATED STORIES:On Basketball: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win tradeNBA pros, fans react to Irving-Thomas megatradeSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View commentslast_img read more

Mayweather Ahead of his $300m Mega-fight Saturday

first_imgIt may not be from rags to riches like Manny Pacquiao, but Floyd Mayweather was not always the brash, flash, world-renowned boxer he is today. This Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the two titans will sort things out.The unbeaten pound-for-pound king is preparing for his 48th fight, which sees him face a warrior who beat Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Chris Algieri, and Juan Manuel Marquez (twice).Mayweather, a man who brags about his wealth on social media frequently, had to work for his bulging bank balance. As these photographs of the Money Man posing in front of a white sheet background in the nineties show, there was a time when his shorts weren’t quite worth £1.5million.Pacquiao’s story goes from being born into poverty in the Philippines on December 17, 1978, to the grandest stage of them all at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2 for a half-billion-dollar fight. Mayweather went about it a different way. He was born in Michigan on February 24, 1977 – into a family of boxers – and his career was never going to go any other way. The fight by numbers$300m – The estimated purse split 60 per cent for Mayweather and 40 per cent to Pacquiao$321.43 – The amount Mayweather’s personal chef spent on junk food weeks before the fight2-1 – The best odds available on Pacquiao to win the fight; Mayweather is 6/11 $2 – The amount Pacquiao was paid per fight when he was growing up in the Philippines$250,000 – The amount wagered between rapper Diddy and actor Mark Wahlberg on the fight$600m – Mayweather’s career earnings after his fight against PacquiaoShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rupert Roopnaraine quits Government

first_imgWeeks after he was demoted from Education Minister and placed to work within the Ministry of the Presidency, Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Executive Member, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine has resigned from both Parliament and Government.President David GrangerPresident David Granger on Wednesday confirmed that he did receive a resignation letter from the WPA co-leader, but is yet to make a determination, as the former Education Minister could only resign if his letter was approved by the Head of State.“I received a letter from Dr Roopnaraine, the contents of which I will not disclose. But he cannot resign until I accept a resignation, and as far as I am concerned, I have not done so.”As of now, Dr Roopnaraine remains a member of Cabinet, the President assured.Guyana Times understands that the letter was given to the President on Sunday after WPA executives met with Roopnaraine.On Wednesday, WPA Executive Member, Dr David Hinds told this publication that the party was fully consulted on Dr Roopnaraine’s decision.“We met with him and after listening to his reasons, we agreed with his decision to resign from Government. In the final analysis, it is Dr Roopnaraine’s decision to make and he has made that decision and the party supports his decision,” Hinds told this newspaper.He said the party would hold on to the reasons given by Roopnaraine for his resignation for now and await the conclusion of a meeting the President has with the WPA co- leader.According to Hinds, he could not say if the President, who was expected to meet with Roopnaraine on Wednesday, would be able to influence him to change his mind.“What I can say is that he (Dr Roopnaraine) was very firm in his decision to resign. What happens when he meets with the President, that is a matter for him and the President, but I can tell you that he was very firm in his decision to leave Government.”With Roopnaraine’s resignation, Government will need to replace a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly. Hinds said the WPA hoped that with the President’s stated commitment to the inclusion of all coalition party members in Government that a request would be made for a WPA replacement. He said the party was prepared for such.What seemed to be a small falling-out between the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the WPA came to the fore days after President Granger announced in June that the former Education Minister had been asked to head the Public Service Ministry, a new ministry created within the Ministry of the Presidency.The WPA had raised concerns that the move by Government was a premature one and the party was never consulted on the matter. It had also asked that Dr Roopnaraine be vindicated, following the results of the 2017 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), which showed a stark improvement in the critical areas of Mathematics and English. The President had said that Roopnaraine was re-assigned to lead improvements in the Public Sector.It is not clear if the Minister’s demotion was the reason for his resignation.last_img read more

Terra shuts down after bank demands repayment

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Another prominent company operating in Northeastern BC has fallen victim to the economic downturn in the oil and gas industry.Calgary-based Terra Energy has announced its cost of operations exceeds gross revenues at current commodity pricing levels and the company’s lender has declined to provide further financial support.Therefore, it says since the company has no other means of financing available, it no longer has the financial capability to carry on its operations.- Advertisement -This week’s announcement follows one at the end of last week that Terra had undertaken a process of shutting-in all of its operated/licensed wells and facilities in order to secure and enhance the safety of its operations.Now, it says all of its operated licensed wells and facilities in B.C. and Alberta have been shut-in and that Terra has terminated certain officers of the company and all of its remaining non-executive employees.It adds directors have determined that Terra’s business is no longer viable and that they and officers of the company have resigned.Advertisement Terra also confirms it has notified the aforementioned lender, Canadian Western Bank and both the BC Oil and Gas Commission and the Alberta Energy Regulator, of its shut-in initiative.Meantime, while acknowledging this issue takes him outside the area of his association’s representative responsibility, Mark Salkeld of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada says the current economic problems facing petroleum producers like Terra Energy are very similar to those facing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors P-SAC does represent.That noted, he has reintroduced the Energy East pipeline back into this debate, with this message for its critics.last_img read more

Morata denies Pochettino’s Kane claim

first_imgBut far from saying he didn’t want to play second-fiddle to Kane, at Spurs, Morata said a deal wasn’t possible with the north London side, before moving to the Blues from Real Madrid for £70m.Pochettino said in August: “Morata talked about myself, in the media he said ‘Mauricio called me’. That was two years ago or more. He said to me: ‘Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?’”But Morata has since denied that, saying: “No it’s not true. I spoke with him and he said he wanted both [of us] to play together, but there was no chance to come to Tottenham.“For sure I would like to play with Kane, he’s a big player, one of the best strikers in the world, but in this moment when I spoke with him (Pochettino) there was no chance to leave Real Madrid.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata was forced to sit out the visit to Everton on December 23, 2014 while he served a one-match suspensionLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 30 – Alvaro Morata has rejected claims by Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino that he didn’t move to the club because he would have been in competition with Harry Kane.The Spanish hit-man has 12 goals in 25 games in his first season for Chelsea.last_img read more

Lukaku carried off after clash of heads

first_imgThe Belgium international lay prone on the pitch barely moving while he was treated by medical staff for five minutes.Lukaku remained conscious and was eventually carried off to applause from the United fans with the score 0-0.His injury continued a difficult period for Lukaku, who has scored just four times in his last 19 appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side.Lukaku, who joined United from Everton for £75 million ($101 million) in the close season, had started the campaign with 11 goals in 10 games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Oxygen masks applied to the Belgian striker as he is carried off on a stretcher. A five minute break in play, and Marcus Rashford enters the fray. Photo/DAILY MAILMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 30 – Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off after the Manchester United striker clashed heads with Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt in the teams’ Premier League clash on Saturday.Lukaku crashed into Hoedt as the pair contested an aerial challenge in the first half of the encounter at Old Trafford.last_img read more