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first_imgYip passed away in Kavieng on Monday.PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka said Yip was PNG Kumul No. 62 and made his debut against France on August 23, 1981, in Port Moresby.“John debuted in this game as a centre alongside the likes of Darius Haili, Andrew Limi, Philip Ralda and Bernard Waketsi,” Tsaka said.The Chairman added John Yip is the 4th PNG Kumul centre to pass on this year.“Earlier this year we lost great Kumul centres Kato Ottio (Kumul No, 269) and David Tinemau (Kumul No. 43) within a week of each other.“Three weeks later we heard of the passing of Kumul No.3 Lohia Daroa.“They have been great PNG Kumul centres and I thank late John Yip for his contribution and services to the Kumuls and rugby league in PNG,” Tsaka said.“On behalf of the PNGRFL Board, CEO Reatau Rau and staff and the PNGRFL family throughout the country and abroad, I extend my sincere condolences and sympathies to his immediate families and pray for God’s comfort during this time,” Tsaka said.Rest in Peace Kumul No.62 – John Yip.(Filepic supplied)last_img read more

first_imgOn the day England aimed to reach the World Cup semi-finals, one of the heroes of their greatest ever achievement headlined the line-up of sporting stars in Wimbledon’s Royal Box.The first Saturday of the championships traditionally sees a host of stellar names from the world of sport invited to Centre Court, and 1966 World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton was a visitor with his wife Lady Norma.The 80-year-old former Manchester United player was set to watch Rafael Nadal, Angelique Kerber, Kyle Edmund and Novak Djokovic in action as the first week’s proceedings at the All England Club wrapped up.A host of Olympians and world champions joined Charlton in the Royal Box, as they were introduced to spectators by BBC presenter Sue Barker.Charlton stood to wave and acknowledge applause and cheering from the crowd before taking his seat for the start of play.London 2012 gold medallists Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Nicola Adams and 2016 Olympic champion Adam Peaty were present as the action began.Boxers David Haye and Carl Froch, golfers Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood and former England rugby union captain Chris Robshaw were introduced to the crowd, as was former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss.From the tennis world, Judy Murray, Leon Smith, Rod Laver and Billie Jean King featured among the guests.Veteran commentator Barry Davies, who at 80 is calling his last championships for the BBC this year, received a warm reception.Press Association Sport understands no provision was due to be made within the hospitality areas for the special guests to watch England’s World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.Froch wrote on Twitter: “Looking forward to the Tennis, but where’s the TV! #wimbledon#worldcup2018”Sir Mo Farah had been due in the Royal Box but was absent for personal reasons, a tournament spokeswoman said.last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Foton faces the winner of the playoff between RC Cola and Generika in the semifinals on December 3.Despite the strong finish, Tornadoes head coach Moro Branislav said the team is not at a hundred percent going into the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliBranislav pointed out the absence of youngsters EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina, who were late for the match.“In this moment, my team is not yet ready,” said Branislav. “Two players are not on their maximum and there is a little problem for Ariel [Usher].” Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Doug Kramer continues recovery from mild stroke Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Usher did not finish the match after falling awkwardly on her feet following a spike attempt late in the fourth set.Lindsay Stalzer and Jaja Santiago led the two-woman attack force for the Tornadoes with 25 and 21 points, respectively, while Usher complemented the two with 14 points of her own.Niemer had a game-high 27 points for Petron while Serena Warner added 11. ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinecenter_img We are young 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK Foton Tornadoes. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFoton took the first seed of the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix after knocking off Petron, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-14, in its final game of the preliminary stage Thursday at San Juan Arena.Stephanie Niemer’s final service of the game went long, giving the Tornadoes the victory and the 9-1 record while her Blaze Spikers slipped to 8-2.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgFor too long Guyanese have been entrusting the task of nation-building to politicians without realising that citizens themselves have an important role to play in the process. Collective will is a key factor in nation-building, when guided by policies designed to this effect.But sometimes one is tempted to question whether Guyanese do indeed care for nation-building and national unity, despite having heavily supported a Coalition campaign built on these notions which the Government has eventually proven to be nothing more than empty promises. With the outpour of cries for “change” which culminated in the 2015 “national-unity Government”, one might have thought that Guyanese themselves would have been inspired enough by the much touted “fresh approach” to trigger a sudden change in mentality which would have swept the country forward in some way. Unfortunately, half way into the Coalition’s mandate has revealed an incompetent Government led by the PNC which dominates an increasingly impotent AFC. As for that mentality shift which ought to have accompanied the change in Government, that’s another disappointment.Obviously, one does not expect a mentality shift to occur overnight. However, looking back at the past 2 years, one is almost convinced that the fissures dividing Guyanese are widening not only because of the deliberate pauperisation of rural Guyana through reckless policy-making, but also because of the lack of solidarity among Guyanese. When thousands of sugar workers are on the brink of becoming jobless, thousands of other Guyanese stand blindly in support behind the PNC-led Coalition. Party loyalty takes precedence over humanity.When a Region 9 REO is accused of sexually molesting a young woman of his own party, efforts to cover up the affair and silence the victim were made. When the victim pressed charges and the affair was taken before the justice, party supporters slut-shamed her and continue to do so. Party loyalty takes precedence over women’s rights.When Junior Minister Broomes is found to possess 3 mining blocks on indigenous lands awaiting title, and is called out by the civil society for having misled the nation and refusing to relocate, she is backed by supporters who are expressive of their loyalty in the most aggressive and vulgar of ways imaginable. Party loyalty takes precedence over indigenous land rights.When rice farmers in Essequibo can no longer make a decent living with a trade that has transcended generations of Guyanese, because of irresponsible policy-making, some Guyanese still stand blinded by party loyalty behind the PNC-led Coalition. It doesn’t matter if the rice sector is one of the largest employers in Essequibo. Political preference takes precedence even over personal well-being.When in 2016 prisoners orchestrated a jail break from the Camp-Street prison, party supporters stood behind the Coalition and blamed the PPP. When in 2017 prisoners orchestrated a second jail-break and burnt almost the entire complex to the ground, supporters still stood behind the Coalition and blamed the PPP. Party loyalty primes over common sense.When free speech doesn’t compliment the Coalition regime, it is attacked and suppressed where possible. Political preference takes precedence over the will to strive for democracy. And in the end, what we realise is that the Government of Guyana is only able to throttle our civil and human rights because we allow it to; because we ask it to; because some of us Guyanese are reluctant to relinquish the dangerous habits of political tribalism. We therefore become the accomplices of our own demise as a nation as we continue to bring each other down for the benefit of politicians.And so the diaspora is accused of not being Guyanese enough, never mind so much diaspora money is injected into the economy. The human diversity which is celebrated by the Constitution is dinged by debates lined with racism as we castigate each other for the colour of our skin.Progress is suffocated when we ourselves encourage the oppression of our women with the sexism that perverts political debates both in Government and among citizens. Women’s rights become an uphill battle when women themselves denigrate and drag each other down as retribution for free speech.This is one of the very visible versions of Guyana 2017. Not a Guyana we should be proud of, but a Guyana we should aspire to change. Only when we raise our families with the intention to make a positive contribution to society, to the collective, can we expect “change”. Until then, we will continue to be the instigators of our own underdevelopment.last_img read more

first_img New QPR midfielder Leroy Fer 1 QPR have signed Dutch international midfielder Leroy Fer from Norwich for a fee believed to be £9million.The 24-year-old, who played and scored for the Netherlands in this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Loftus Road.The £9m fee is a club-record sale for the Canaries and Fer becomes Harry Redknapp’s fifth summer signing for the Hoops.The former FC Twente star told QPR’s official website: “I can’t wait to get started here.“It was always my dream to stay in England, in the Premier League. QPR did well last season to come up and the squad is full of top players, so I’m delighted to be here.“Harry told me I was a big target for him and when you hear that from a coach, you want to work with them and play for them.“I’m just looking forward to showing what I’m capable of here at QPR.”Fer has been handed the number 10 shirt at the Hoops and a delighted Redknapp added: “Leroy’s arrival is a massive boost for us. He’s another excellent signing and I’m delighted we’ve been able to get him to QPR.“He played for Holland in the World Cup this summer and has all the attributes you’d be looking for from a central midfielder.“He’s just an outstanding midfield player – great physique, fine ability, he gets box-to-box. I’m really looking forward to integrating him into the squad.”last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – A 52-year-old man died Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on the Golden State Freeway. Donald Blacksher’s vehicle failed to make a curve on the northbound freeway near Templin Highway. Blacksher, of Los Angeles, was alone in a 1988 Ford Econoline van at approximately 6:25 a.m. when it hit the guardrail just north of Templin. The van overturned and went off the road. Blacksher died at the scene. – Daily News last_img read more

first_img Hategan received a stream of abuse for penalising Corry Evans The referee whose controversial penalty decision ultimately cost Northern Ireland their place at the 2018 World Cup finals has admitted he made a “mistake”.Romanian Ovidiu Hategan pointed to the spot after Xherdan Shaqiri had blasted a shot against defender Corry Evans from point-blank range during the first leg of the play-off clash with Switzerland at Windsor Park in November.Ricardo Rodriguez’s successful spot-kick proved to be the only goal over the two legs, and now Hategan has admitted he got it wrong.He told Romanian media: “It was a sad and unpleasant moment for me, sad because I made that mistake, painful because with my team, we had good performances.“In our world, the referees are the same as the goalkeepers – everyone sees the mistake.“I’ve got over that moment, I’m a strong man. My family was there for me.”Rodriguez’s penalty secured a 1-0 win in Belfast and the return leg in Basel finished 0-0, sending Switzerland through to this summer’s finals.Mr Hategan’s decision sparked fury in Northern Ireland with Evans himself later describing it as “disgraceful”, and their protests received popular backing as replays supported claims that the award had been harsh in the extreme.The official was not included in a list of 36 referees announced for the finals by FIFA in November last year, although he has not yet given up hope of making it to Russia.He said: “I’m sorry I’m not among the 36. We will see if I have a chance as a video referee.” 1last_img read more

first_img“In my book, in Neil Lennon’s book, in anyone’s book, that was a dangerous tackle.”Lennon said it was a part of Porteous’ game that the Scotland under-21 player would have to eradicate quickly.“He’s lucky,” the Hibs head coach said. “I haven’t seen it again but it’s an aspect of his game that doesn’t please me. “It’s not the way we’re coaching. He’s got good attributes and he’s maybe fortunate that on another day that could have been a red. So he needs to take that out of his game. “I don’t mind a tackle but if you leave the ground then you’re asking for trouble at times.”Rangers dropped to second place in the Premiership after the draw, with Gerrard frustrated by the scoreline in a game where his side had the majority of the chances, with Hibs substitute keeper Adam Bogdan producing several crucial saves.The goalkeeper had replaced the injured Ofir Marciano after just ten minutes and found a way to block Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos when it seemed like the visitors were going to get the goal that their play threatened.“I thought the performance was there,” Gerrard said. “I thought we were excellent for the majority of the game so really pleased and proud of the performance.“I’m disappointed with the result obviously because we’ve been so dominant and created the best chances in the first half, the best chances in the second half and we’ve done everything but find that breakthrough.”Lennon said: “It was a great point, in the end. I thought we rode our luck at times.“It’s not ideal losing a goalkeeper after ten minutes and that sort of affects how you want to use your substitutions but I thought we started the game well and then Rangers came on very strong.“I’m delighted with the point. I think we can play better but you’ve got to give credit to Rangers as well. I thought they were very good.”Gerrard also dismissed suggestions that his side should have had a penalty when a shot appeared to strike Hibs’ Mark Milligan on the arm.“No, I don’t think so,” he said. “I think there’s been a bit of a lean into it but the connection has been on the shoulder, which I’m told is allowed.“I think it would have been a soft one and unfair on Hibs so we’ve got no complaints on that one.” Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has said that Hibs defender Ryan Porteous’ tackle on Lassana Coulibaly during the 0-0 draw at Easter Road was “very, very dangerous”, with Neil Lennon agreeing that the player was lucky not to be sent off.Porteous was shown a yellow card for his high challenge on the midfielder in the second half and when asked about Rangers players being unhappy with the tackle, Gerrard said he shared their mood.“I was upset with Porteous’ tackle because he hasn’t gone to play the ball,” he said. “He’s come in high towards the knee. “Look, he’s a young player in Scotland and I don’t like talking about these incidents after the game but the reality is that the referee is three yards away and that was a very, very dangerous tackle. last_img read more

first_imgFront row, Seniors: Cameron Morris, Kailee Akers, Lexi Humphrey, Garrett Wiseman. Second row, Juniors: Evan Shelby, Aspen White, Sydney Roll, Jesus Garcia-Sales. Third row, Sophomores: Brandon Carroll, Kylie Brown, Leah Miller, Shane Mahuron. Fourth row, Freshmen: Peyton Arthur, Addison Bundy, Bailey Hypes, Reese McCoskey. Salem High School is planning their homecoming to take place next Friday night, Sept. 29 during the Varsity game against Eastern High School. Candidates are: last_img

first_imgDavid Crawford, James McKean and James Robb were selected as Elders and a Commission of the Derry and Donegal Presbytery ordained and installed them at a special service on Sunday night.It was thirty years since the congregation last had elected Elders and the large attendance at this auspicious service reflected the magnitude of the responsibility the position holds together with the respect for those chosen and their church.Rev. Graeme Orr told the newly ordained and installed Elders in Ballylennon that ‘the ancient Greeks said Presbyters, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland says Ruling Elders’. Rev. Paul Linkens, Moderator of Presbytery, ordained and installed the new members of Kirk Session with the Minister of Ballylennon and St. Johnston Rev. Craig Wilson delivering the charge to the Elders and the congregation.The gathering was invited to a reception in the church hall where old friendships were renewed and new friendships forged over a delectable supper with Ballylennon.Newly installed Elder of the Commission of Derry & Donegal Presbytery James McKean pictured with his wife Glenda and children. (North West Newspix)Newly installed Elder of the Commission of Derry & Donegal Presbytery David Crawford pictured with his wife Ruth and children. (North West Newspix)Newly installed Elder of the Commission of Derry & Donegal Presbytery James Robb pictured with his wife Norma and family. (North West Newspix)Special service in Ballylennon as Donegal Presbytery ordain Elders – Pic Special was last modified: February 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more