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Maprik to host Sepik Challenge of CCIC

first_imgCoordinator of the Sepik Challenge and former Agmark Gurias player, Bradley Simon, said he received the confirmation yesterday from Enga Governor Peter Ipatas and CEO of the CCIC, Timothy Lepa.Simon said this is the first time one of PNG’s biggest off-season rugby league competitions is coming to East Sepik, and also the first for the Sepik Challenge to be inlcuded in the CCIC.The Sepik Challenge will start on Febuary 17, 2017, and will be held at the Maprik field, which will be converted from a soccer field into one big rugby field.“We are expecting 8-10 teams coming from Aitape, Vanimo and Wewak. The Sepik Challenge will run for 3 days with the winner to get the one golden pass up for grabs and advance onto the next stage of the CCIC.“This is a big step up for rugby league in the East and West Sepik. Maprik is setting the standard for Sepiks,” said Simon.last_img read more

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New-look CPL for 2016

first_imgKINGSTON (CMC): The salary cap of franchises has been raised for next year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League, in what is one of several changes to the region’s premier Twenty20 tournament. Organisers announced yesterday the salary cap had been placed at US$780,000, up from $600, 000 from last year. Also, franchises will now be able to sign one ‘marquee’ player as a free agent before next February’s player draft, but will be allowed only three retained players instead of four. The limit on overseas players has increased to five from four players while players who live in the franchise territory has been reduced from four to two. Squad sizes have also been increased by one to 17. Tom Moody, CPL’s International Director of Cricket, said the changes were designed to further improve the quality of the competition. “Our aim each year is to make CPL even bigger and better so that we can attract the best T20 players in the world and make it as entertaining as possible for the fans,” the Australian said. “Over the past few months, we’ve worked alongside the franchise owners to make sure that the 2016 player draft is open and competitive so that the buzz and excitement of CPL will start building from January right through to the tournament launch in the summer.” He added: “From early January 2016, we’ll start to reveal the franchise marquee players and the retained players so that by the time the draft comes around in February fans will already have plenty to talk about.” CPL involves six franchises:- Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Zouks – vying for the title of regional T20 champions. Red Steel are defending champions after beating Tridents in last year’s final in Port of Spain. The tournament is heading into its fourth year.last_img read more

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Magic use big 3rd quarter to run away from Lakers

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points apiece for the Lakers, who never led after the first quarter.When Elfrid Payton’s three-point play gave the Magic a 66-53 lead 93 seconds into the third, Lakers coach Luke Walton yanked all five of his starters out of the game.“I just thought we came out with no energy. (Speights) got a quick 3 and it didn’t feel like our guys were ready to play,” Walton explained. “The message was, look, if you’re not ready to play or you don’t want to play, you’re not going to play. So we went to the second unit. It was a teaching moment.”The Lakers (19-31) never again got the margin under 11.Hezonja hit a 3-pointer, Fournier followed with two more and Jonathon Simmons added two more 3s to help the Magic finish the period on a 22-13 run for a 20-point lead. They led by 29 early in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year The Lakers were down by 12 when three straight baskets by Clarkson got them back in the game midway through the second quarter. Speights scored Orlando’s final 10 points of the half, including a couple of 3s.It was a dispiriting loss for the Lakers, who had won eight of 11.“We lost by 30 (actually 22) to the team that has the worst record in the league,” Kyle Kuzma said. “That’s kind of deflating, but give credit to them. They beat us.”TIP-INSLakers: It was Clarkson’s sixth straight game of 15 or more points. … Rookie G Lonzo Ball missed his eighth straight game with a sore left knee. … The Lakers, the worst 3-point shooting team (.327) in the NBA, went 4 of 20 from long range.Magic: F Aaron Gordon missed his second straight game with a strained left hip flexor. Orlando is 2-9 without him. … The Magic shot 54 percent from the field. … Orlando wore new uniforms without the words “Orlando” or “Magic” on them.UP NEXTLakers: Play at Brooklyn on Friday night, the fourth stop on a five-game road trip.Magic: Home on Saturday night against Washington.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Marreese Speights scored 21 points, Evan Fournier added 19 and Orlando ran away from the Lakers for a 127-105 victory. Winning for only the fourth time in 24 games, the Magic hit a franchise-record nine 3s in a 43-point third period.“The 3-pointer is a momentum shot,” Speights said after making his second start of the season. “You come out and hit a couple like that and you can beat a team easily. You saw that happen in the third quarter.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkOrlando (15-35) was 9 for 13 from behind the arc in its highest-scoring quarter of the season. The Magic shot 18 for 32 (56 percent) from 3-point territory overall.“It seemed like we were going to make every single shot,” said Mario Hezonja, who hit two of his four 3-pointers in the third. “When that happens, you can take a breath and say, OK, we don’t have to go crazy tonight and try to protect anything. We can control the pace of the game. And we did that.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Orlando Magic’s Elfrid Payton, left, scoops up a loose ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Magic’s shots went in and the Lakers’ starters went out in the third quarter Wednesday night.Los Angeles never recovered.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Wizards’ John Wall expected out 6-8 weeks after knee surgerylast_img read more

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UP still hopeful despite slim Final Four chance

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We just want to enjoy the game and finish strong,” said UP captain Diana Carlos in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “Lord gave us a chance to we will grab this opportunity, and until we have this chance we will grab it no matter what.”The Lady Maroons were down, 19-14, in the third set, but UP had other plans and was hell-bent on finishing the match strong and early.UP tied the third set at 24 after Marist Layug stopped Jhoana Maraguinot at the top.Then, as if it was the ultimate symbol of Ateneo’s collapse, Ponggay Gaston and Kat Tolentino weren’t able to communicate properly on who will get the ball over back to UP’s side and lunged simultaneously for a reception that allowed UP to score off the error.With UP leading 25-24, Carlos then took it upon herself to deliver the final blow on a booming crosscourt kill that no one in blue ever attempted to receive.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Down big, SMB ‘showed fight of a champion,’ says Lassiter Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ The Lady Maroons’ 5-8 record places them in the sixth spot of the standings and will need the other teams, especially current fourth seed National University, to lose all of its remaining games to get a crack at the semifinals.That tiny chance of getting a ticket to big dance of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, however, doesn’t deter the Lady Maroons’ spirit one bit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd on Saturday, the Lady Maroons showed that those backed into a corner have only one option and that is to fight and fight hard.UP stunned Final Four-bound Ateneo in straight sets, 28-26, 25-23, 26-24, showing the league that the fourth spot is still essentially up for grabs. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina University of the Philippines’ chance for the last Final Four spot is as precarious as it can get that it can only be described as “mathematical.”ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES “Part of finishing strong is the confidence of pushing ourselves further than what we can achieve,” said Carlos who had 22 points to lead the Lady Maroons. “To finish strong has been coach’s [Godfrey Okumu] motto.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

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Bonfire! UP Maroons end 2 decades of Final 4 absence

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title It means something more this time.The Fighting Maroons  routed the La Salle Green Archers, 97-81, at Mall of Asia Arena to clinch a berth in the UAAP Season 81 semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThis will be the first Final Four appearance for UP since 1997—about two years before Juan Gomez de Liaño was born.The sweet-shooting guard, coming off the bench anew in a second-round adjustment meant to address production from the reserves, poured in 27 points to lead UP to this historic victory. Eala makes good use of break View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Older brother Javi, born the year after the Maroons’ last semifinal appearance, added 19 points. Bright Akhuetie provided the muscle for the Maroons in the paint, notching 16 points and 20 rebounds.“I painted to them the picture of us not having any accolades in the past decades, so for us to get this chance, the opportunity, it just happened,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol.“The players were able to grasp the idea that this was their chance for history.”And after a slight wobble to start the match, the Maroons went out to seize that history.After trailing 16-11 late in the first, the Fighting Maroons went on a blistering 33-5 run across the first two quarters and took a 34-21 lead on Jun Manzo’s jumper with 6:24 left.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwo decades of an agonizing wait—including stretches where a single win in the season was cause for celebration—came to an emphatic, emotional end Wednesday evening.Light your bonfire, University of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT It was a rout from thereon as the Gomez de Liaño siblings and Akhuetie took turns punishing La Salle’s defense.The Fighting Maroons ended the elimination round tied with La Salle at 8-6 (win-loss) but grabbed the No. 3 spot on quotient.Far Eastern University, at 7-6, can force a playoff for the No. 4 spot if it wins against Adamson in its last game.It was an emotional scene at the UP bench as the clock counted to zero—and it was understandable. UP has had a string of bad seasons, including winless years where a mere victory was enough to draw bonfire celebrations at the Diliman campus.Earlier, Ateneo showed no mercy despite playing in a nonbearing game as it ripped University of Santo Tomas apart, 102-62.The Blue Eagles already locked up a twice-to-beat advantage going into the game against the eliminated Growling Tigers but the defending champions knew momentum was still of utmost importance for them going to the semifinals.A 16-0 start was enough for the defending champions, who own a league-best 12-2 record, to hold off the Growling Tigers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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GECOM urges Guyanese to get registered

first_imgLGE preparation beginsAs the countdown begins for the conclusion of registration, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is urging all eligible persons who have not yet registered to visit their nearest GECOM office and do so by July 8.The registration exercises, which commenced on May 21, 2018, stemmed from an effort to ensure that all suitable persons are afforded unlimited opportunities to be included on the National Register of Registrants database while ensuring that GECOM is in a state of preparedness which would enable it to respond to calls for elections in a timely manner.According to GECOM, any person who will be 14 years and over by October 31 of this year and is a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalisation or is a citizen from a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for one year or more, is eligible for registration.For the registration process to be completed, interested persons are asked to present an original birth certificate or a valid Guyana passport and original marriage certificate or deed poll.Meanwhile, it was revealed that baptism certificates, expired passports, photocopies of relevant documents or letters from priests, elders, head teachers, Toshaos, Justices of the Peace (JPs) and existing Identification Cards (ID) will be not acceptable as source documents for registration.Persons 18 years and older can also request to correct or change their name, address or occupation by July 8, while July 12 will be the last day in which persons can object to a name appearing on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE).There will be a hearing by registration officers to determine the validity of the objections and if persons are not satisfied with the outcome, appeals will be heard by the Chief Election Officer.Registration guarantees eligible persons their constitutional right to become registered in accordance with the relevant legal provisions and to cast their ballots at future General, Regional and Local Government Elections.The Commission is also urging persons to desist from unlawful practices as there are reports of persons presenting themselves to be registered, claiming not to know their names, date of birth and other key personal identifying information. The 29 registration offices countrywide are opened from Monday to Thursday between 08:00h to 17:00h, Friday between 08:00h and 16:00h and on weekends and holidays from 10:00h to 14:00h.last_img read more

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Brazilian midfielder back on Newcastle’s radar after impressing in LaLiga

first_img1 Gabriel Pires: The 23-year-old has netted five goals in 32 appearances this term Newcastle are ready to rekindle their interest in Leganes midfielder Gabriel Pires.The Magpies are looking to construct a squad capable of holding its own in the Premier League after securing an instant return and, according to Marca, the Brazilian ace is among their early targets.The 23-year-old has stood out for the Spanish side this season, despite their battle against relegation from LaLiga.He has managed five goals in 32 league appearances so far this term and Leganes are bracing themselves for summer interest.Newcastle were keen on signing him in January and it was reported that a loan move was almost completed.After his impressive form since then, Rafa Benitez could be about to return for the attacker, who can play in central midfield, wide on the left or up front.READ MORE: Freddy Shepherd tells talkSPORT: Rafa Benitez is the most popular Newcastle boss since Sir Bobby Robson – it’s great news he is stayinglast_img read more

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‘Jim Bob from Japan’ given 14-day prison sentence

first_imgA 39-year-old man from Malin has been given a 14-day prison sentence after being found lying on the road by Gardaí.Sean McDaid, of Bunn, Culkenny, Malin, was before Letterkenny District Court on charges following the incident on July 29, 2018. Gardaí received a report of a man lying on the road.McDaid was asked for his name by Gardaí and replied ‘Jim Bob’ and gave his address as ‘Japan’.McDaid has been in custody since September 30.Patsy Gallagher, solicitor for McDaid, said his client had some difficulty with alcohol and had fallen through the cracks.“He accepts that he was drunk and he has no recollection of it,” Mr Gallagher said.“He consumed a number of prescriptive medications and alcohol on the day.”Judge Paul Kelly sentenced McDaid to 14 days imprisonment, back-dating the term to October 21.‘Jim Bob from Japan’ given 14-day prison sentence was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtMalinSean McDaidlast_img read more

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MOVILLE GAA SENIOR TEAM BACK IN TRAINING FOR NEW SEASON

first_imgMoville GAA Club Notes:Membership is now overdue and Membership forms are available from the registrar or any club member. There will be a registration and a day to pay your membership at the club house on Saturday the 30th January from 10am to 12pm€5 for U-18, €10 student, €20 single member, €30 family, and €100 family plus lotto. Only fully paid up members will be eligible for Donegal match tickets in the event there is a demand for tickets sourced through the club.Our Saturday morning underage training continues every Saturday morning and new faces are always welcome.Toddlers: 10 to 11 U6/8: 10 to 11:15,Please note that the U10 Boys time is now 10 to 11:15 while the U10/12 Girls remains 11 to 12.Players of the week this week are:U6 – Fionn Diver, U-8 Jessica McLaughlin and Jake McLaughlin, U-10 Ashling Gillen.The senior’s men and reserve training sessions continue on a Saturday morning from 11:30.Lotto result: Numbers for Monday 18th January: 1, 3, 14, 21No jackpot winner€50 winner Sheila McCallion c/o BingoNext week’s Jackpot is €5,000 Many thanks for your continued support and contributions.Anyone wanting to have notes added to the papers whether it’s upcoming fixtures, match reports or any other club related events that you want people to know about can you inform the PRO by 5pm Sunday. Details can be sent via private mail on our club Facebook page or an email to pro.moville.donegal@gaa.ieMOVILLE GAA SENIOR TEAM BACK IN TRAINING FOR NEW SEASON was last modified: January 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAmovilleSportlast_img read more

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