Cricket program aims to develop children

first_imgBSP and cricket PNG (CPNG) continued their partnership in supporting children’s development. They encouraged participation of cricket in communities to lead active, healthy lifestyles and instil values such as respect and team work.”The BSP school cricket speaks for itself and we are delighted and committed to sustaining the program among children and communities,” the relationship manager for BSP Karai Morea said.The manager also applauds the tireless efforts of the cricket PNG team to reach out to youngsters to develop the game.The PNG Baramundis team were also present at the occasion to inspire students about the advantage of playing cricket and their achievements.The program is also set to branch out to other provinces to motivate children to take part in the sport.last_img read more

Mourinho won’t be charged over Southampton sending-off

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face no punishment from the English FA after being sent off during his side’s 1-0 Premier League victory over Southampton on Saturday.Deep into stoppage-time, referee Craig Pawson sent Mourinho to the stands after he appeared to step on to the pitch and accidentally collide with fourth official Mike Jones.The FA received Pawson’s report on Monday, however, and has decided no further action is necessary.United maintained their unbeaten start in the league and are second in the standings, behind Manchester City on goal difference.last_img read more

Five potential Moyes’ successors

first_imgDiego Simeone (ARG)Has impressed while guiding Atletico Madrid to the Champions League semi-finals and to the top of La Liga, challenging the dominance of Real Madrid and Barcelona at the summit of Spanish football. The former Argentina midfielder remains best known in England for being the player David Beckham kicked to be sent off during a last 16 match at the 1998 World Cup in France; a game England eventually lost.Louis van Gaal (NED)The Netherlands manager is one of the most experienced coaches in world football, having been in charge of a host of major clubs including Ajax, whom he guided to Champions League glory in 1995, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich. Has made no secret of his desire to work in the Premier League, but his role with the Dutch side at this year’s World Cup in Brazil could reduce the time he has to bring in new players to Old Trafford during the close-season transfer window.Jurgen Klopp (GER)The charismatic 46-year-old has enjoyed great success while in charge of Borussia Dortmund, guiding an effervescent, hard-working team to back-to-back German league titles in 2011 and 2012, plus last season’s Champions League final. However, they are currently a distant second in the Bundesliga table behind already-crowned champions Bayern Munich. Has also been linked with the manager’s position at Barcelona.Ryan Giggs (WAL)The most decorated player in English football history and United’s record appearance holder, the ageless Welsh midfielder is currently on the staff at Old Trafford as a player-coach. Whether the 40-year-old has the experience and strength of character to be more than a stop-gap appointment is an open question, but he would certainly be a fans’ favourite.Alex Ferguson (SCO)The former United boss, British football’s most successful manager, has insisted that there is no way he would return to the hot-seat following his retirement at the end of last season. But is the 72-year-old Scot, now a United director, really content to stay on the sidelines while his work of more than 26 years unravels in front of his eyes? May feel pricked by responsibility as Moyes was hired on his recommendation.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, April 22- Manchester United were on the lookout for a new manager after David Moyes was sacked on Tuesday after failing to see out his first season in charge at Old Trafford.Below, AFP Sports looks at five potential contenders to replace the Scot in one of the most high-profile jobs in world football.last_img read more

Dunkraiser fills shelves at Women’s Resource Society food bank

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Members of the Fort St. John community came out to help the Women’s Resource Society in a big way this past weekend.The Home2 Suites by Hilton was the venue of the first-ever Dunkraiser fundraiser this past weekend. The event was jointly hosted by Home2 Suites, the Phoenix Volunteer Club, and the On Our Way Home Animal Rescue Society. Peace River North MLA Dan Davies, Councillor Gord Klassen, and Moose FM’s Sydney Reid were among a number of Fort St. John community members that braved the dunk tank for the fundraiser.- Advertisement -The Home2 Suite’s Sales Manager Nadya McLean said that the fundraiser was able to bring in enough donations to fill shelves at the Women’s Resource Society food bank, along with an additional $1,000 cash. McLean said that between 20 and 30 members of the public dropped off the food donations for the food bank.last_img read more

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Thursday, December 4

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Arsenal and Man United target Cavani hints he has no intention of leaving PSG

first_img Cavani has been constantly linked with a move to the Premier League Arsenal and Manchester United target Edinson Cavani has suggested that he has no intention of leaving Paris Saint-Germain after holding showdown talks about his future.Both Premier League clubs have kept close tabs on the Uruguayan, especially when it looked like he may need to leave the French capital.Cavani’s future had looked unclear as he had grown frustrated by playing out wide, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic usually preferred as the central striker.However with the Swede now at Manchester United, Cavani has been deployed in his preferred position – and he has scored ten goals in ten Ligue 1 games so far this term.Now he has revealed that he is more than happy at PSG after holding discussions about his role in the side during the summer.He told Le Parisien: “I did not leave former clubs because they did not want me any longer but because each time I would take my career to the next level.“But today, I am here, in one of the best teams in the world, and that fills me with joy.“In football, things have to be clear. In previous years, I have maybe sometimes expressed my desire to play in my true position, but I have always respected the decision of the manager.“It was not that I did not want to stay at PSG. But in my position, there was a great player, Ibra. I liked PSG but I wanted to continue my career as a striker.“At the end of last season, I had a meeting with the board where they told me I would be playing as a striker, and, for that moment on, I was happy. That is clear.” 1last_img read more

Funeral tomorrow of the late Noel Melvin, former Finn Harps star

first_imgTHE FUNERAL of former Finn Harps player Noel Melvin will take place in County Monaghan tomorrow.On Sunday evening, the League of Ireland world was plunged into sadness with news of Noel’s sudden death, aged just 48.Picture: The late Noel Melvin. Picture courtesy of He had played for Finn Harps, Monaghan United and Dundalk in the League.Tomorrow, his Funeral Mass will take place at St Mary’s Church, Threemilehouse, at 12 noon with burial in the adjoining cemetery.Noel is predeceased by his father and mother Joe and Dorothy and his sister Mary.He is survived by his loving wife Kate, his adored children Marc and Sophie, his brothers and sisters Cathy, Alec, Betty, Joe, Thomas, Pauric, Dorothy, Donny, Agnes and a wide circle of family and friends. Finn Harps paid tribute to Noel in a statement saying: “Eeryone at Finn Harps were shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Noel Melvin.   A hugely popular man with fans and his team-mates alike, many tributes have been paid to him.”Noel was part of the first Harps squad to win promotion to the Premier Division in the 1995/96 season and he starred the following campaign in the top flight.In two seasons at Harps the Ballina native played 68 times and scored five goals.Funeral tomorrow of the late Noel Melvin, former Finn Harps star was last modified: September 17th, 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:finn harpsNoel Melvinlast_img read more

Andros Townsend opens up on his gambling addiction and the night he lost £46,000

first_img targets Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff His actions eventually led to him being fined by the Football Association in June 2013 and he was suspended for four months for breaching betting regulations.Having struggled to break into the Tottenham squad under Harry Redknapp, a series of loan moves would follow for Townsend, including spells at Ipswich, Watford and Millwall, before he made his full debut for Spurs in 2011.He moved on loan to St Andrew’s in 2012 and admits his addictive personality led to him downloading a betting app – and he ended up losing the money on the eve of their Championship play-off semi-final with Blackpool.Townsend, 28, wrote on The Players’ Tribune: “I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. I don’t think I’ve ever been inside a nightclub in my life. And yet I still managed to lose 46 grand with just one tap on my phone.“I didn’t even have to leave my room. I’m probably the only lad in history to lose £46,000 lying in bed on a Wednesday night in Blackpool. This is not a golden boy story. Let’s make that clear straight away. Townsend has spoken honestly about his gambling addiction update statement Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future appointed Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti stalemate latest center_img Check out all the live commentaries coming up across our network this week…Millwall vs Nottingham Forest (Friday, 19:45) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30) – talkSPORTHuddersfield vs Leeds (Saturday, 12:30) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Burnley (Saturday 15:00) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Manchester United (Saturday, 17:30) – talkSPORTWest Brom vs Swansea (Sunday, 12:00) – talkSPORT 2 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Andros Townsend has candidly spoken about once having a gambling addiction which resulted in him losing £46,000 in a single night.Townsend, the Crystal Palace winger, was on loan at Birmingham when he lost the staggering amount after placing a bet on just one match. LIVE on talkSPORT “I just kept losing. I kept trying to dig myself out of the hole. Then, in the blink of an eye, I’m completely addicted.”“I remember when I was at Birmingham, it was the night before our play-off semi-final game. I was lying in bed, trying to get my rest,” he said.“This was the biggest match of our season, and I couldn’t fall asleep. I kept checking my phone, placing more bets. That night, I lost £46,000 on a single match.”After Townsend hit ‘rock bottom’, he revealed he didn’t stop until he was caught by the FA.But he added: “I went to get counselling for my gambling addiction. And that not only saved my football career, it also probably saved me as a human being.” 1 rookie error “You didn’t click on a fairytale, I’m sorry to tell you. I don’t like talking about myself too much, so I’m not telling this story for the whole world.“I’m telling it for the people out there who have had their knocks – for those who have been misunderstood, depressed, lost, and especially the ones who have battled addiction.”Townsend was 10 when his half-brother Kurtis died in a car crash and admitted ‘the pain has been with me my whole life’ before he highlighted the roller coaster of emotions he had in the early part of his professional career.Now a key player at under Roy Hodgson at Palace, Townsend admits the loan spells took their toll and boredom hardly helped.Townsend added: “I went on loan to five more clubs before I got back home to Spurs, and I think that’s where the trouble really started.“I can remember exactly where I was when I had my first bet. I was bored in a random hotel room the night before a match, and I saw an ad on the telly for an app with a free bet.“I downloaded the app and had a little bet to pass the time. Within a few months, I was out of control. on target LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Getty Images – Getty last_img read more

Sligo ladies reach Connacht final

first_imgEight days after their national league final loss to Meath, Sligo women’s gaelic footballers bounced back with an emphatic 4-15 to 3-7 win against Leitrim in last Sunday’s Connacht LGFA intermediate championship game, played at Tourlestrane.The match was played at 11am on Sunday morning, presumably to accommodate Leitrim supporters who wanted to travel to the men’s match in Roscommon later in the afternoon.Two years after they contested an All-Ireland quarter-final, this was Leitrim ladies first championship game.Listen to Liam Maloney’s match report here: play stop mute max volume 00:00 00:00 repeat Connacht LGFA Intermediate Chp report: Sligo 4-15 Leitrim 3-7 Download Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. There are just three counties contesting the Connacht intermediate football championship. Sligo have now qualified for the provincial final on June 23.For Leitrim, they get a second chance next Sunday against holders Roscommon in the second semi-final.The winners of Sunday’s semi-final clash qualify straight for the Connacht Final on Sunday June 23, with the losers having just seven days to recover before they take on reigning Connacht Intermediate champions Roscommon in the second semi-final.last_img read more

Cape Town maintains ‘AA’ credit rating

first_img4 April 2012The City of Cape Town has maintained its good credit rating, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson said on Tuesday.He said that ratings agency Moody’s International confirmed the city had maintained a double-A credit rating, which meant its financial position was strong and its credit risk low.“Companies that do business with the city can do so in the full knowledge that the city is able to pay its accounts,” Neilson said. “A strong rating allows for a lower interest rate from banks and other financial institutions.”According to Moody’s credit report, Cape Town had proper financial governance and prudent policy strategies.Neilson said budget execution and cash flows were regularly monitored, with many internal controls.Sapalast_img read more