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New era in PNG’s football scene

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first_imgAt the beginning of the proceeding, it was confirmed to the congress that all 18 PNGFA member associations were entitled to vote following an MOU signed between John Wesley Gonjuan, John Kapi Natto and FIFA.Kapi Natto picked up 10 votes to defeat his closest rival John Wesley Gonjuan with 8 votes.Kapi Natto brings with him a wealth of experience in corporate leadership and sports administration, given that his leadership will be the key to success in soccer going forward.Immediately following the election, Kapi Natto took the opportunity to thank his supporters and share his vision for the future.“Our future vision now is to build a better PNGFA than was before. 18 months of my journey around the country has convinced me that we have not done much and our provinces deserve to be part of the PNGFA football family,” he stated.“I am ready to bring in great sponsorships to support our different programs in PNGFA and in order for PNG to go to the 2026 FIFA World Cup, it must start now and a dream must be born.”The owner of Hekari United franchise, Kapi Natto has played a large role in shaping Papua New Guinea football.His side remains the only non-New Zealand or Australian club to win the coveted OFC Champions League title and in recent years, the club has focused heavily on grassroots and youth development.Kapi Natto and the PNGFA executive committee will be in place for the remainder of the term, which is due to finish in 2020 before the next elective congress.Kapi Natto served one term as PNGFA Vice President after being elected to the post in 2008 and was instrumental in the establishment of the National Soccer League.Since entering football as a young lad in 1972, following his father’s aspiration in sports, especially soccer, Kapi Natto tried to see and understand how and where football was going and how he could be part of this football family in PNG.(PNGFA president John Kapi Natto, third left, with his executives)last_img read more

Ramsey double sends Wales through to Euro 2020

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first_imgWales reached their second straight European Championship finals after a goal in each half by midfielder Aaron Ramsey gave them a 2-0 home win over Hungary in their Group E qualifier on Tuesday.The Welsh, who reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals, finished runners-up on 14 points from eight games, three behind Croatia who sealed their berth on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Slovakia.Both sides needed victory to progress and Wales drew first blood when Ramsey rose to head home from six metres in the 15th minute after a perfect Gareth Bale cross from the right.Wayne Hennessey made a crucial double save to keep Wales ahead in the first half before Ramsey struck again in the 49th with a close-range drive into the top corner after a set piece.The outcome was a triumph for Wales manager Ryan Giggs, who never featured at a World Cup or European Championship as a player but can now revel in guiding his country to Euro 2020 after taking over from Chris Coleman in January 2018.last_img read more

Escape winter and camp indoors at the library

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first_imgFamilies are able to start setting up their tents at 7:30 p.m., and camp breakfast will be served Sunday morning before the library opens.- Advertisement – The event is open to any definition of family that includes children and adults, including parents or caregivers. Pre-registration is required for the event by contacting Peltier, and the event is free for the public. The evening of January 26, families are invited to set up a tent and spend the whole night in the library. Program Coordinator Morgan Peltier says once again, campers will be treated to games, campfire songs and even s’mores.last_img read more

Mira Costa takes flight

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first_imgHe also had runs of 20 yards and 46 yards in the first half, before his punt return gave Mira Costa a 36-7 lead with 7:53 left in the second quarter. Mira Costa’s defense also came up big. Michael Tam’s interception on North’s first possession led to Sean Kelley’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Jon-Mikal Personius. In the second quarter, Derek Janieks had a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown. Another Mustangs interception deep in North territory early in the third quarter led to Dotson’s 14-yard touchdown scamper, his last run of the night. With Mira Costa leading, 46-7, Morrow began substituting, and then Denker caught fire. Denker, a left-handed thrower who saw limited time last season as a sophomore, threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns in the second half and ran for another score. He finished 18-for-34 passing for 435 yards and four touchdowns with three interceptions. “It took him a little while to get on track, but he settled in and matured,” North coach Todd Croce said. “He made mistakes, but he didn’t dwell on them.” Denker’s most impressive play came late in the third quarter. He scrambled from sideline to sideline, then threw across the field to running back Kyle Cryer for a 35-yard gain. On the next play, Denker hooked up with tight end Brandon Tobias for a 14-yard touchdown reception. But Denker’s favorite target was Cryer. While Cryer didn’t have any luck running the ball, he had a lot of fun in the open field catching passes. Cryer had negative yards rushing on three attempts, but had seven receptions for 221 yards and three touchdowns. A sign of things to come for Denker and Cryer occurred in the second quarter, when the two connected on a 70-yard scoring pass play. After a short pass, Cryer cut across the open field and dashed into the end zone to cut Mira Costa’s lead to 29-7. But the two didn’t hook up again for positive yardage until late in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Cryer scored from 25 yards out on a screen pass. Then Denker hit Cryer for a 61-yard touchdown pass. Morrow was impressed with Denker’s second half. “I love the way he throws the ball,” Morrow said. “He has a beautiful release and throws a catchable ball.” While it was mostly against Mira Costa’s second string, the scoring outburst in the second half gave North (0-1) something to build on. “We have to improve week to week,” Croce said. “We have a lot of young guys who made the jump from the freshman team to varsity.” Mira Costa finished with 262 yards rushing and Kelley was 4-for-11 passing for 64 yards and a touchdown. After the Mustangs took 12 plays to score on their opening drive, it took them just four plays on their second drive, when Dotson’s 16-yard run set up Kelley’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Personius. Mira Costa answered quickly after North’s first touchdown when Dotson returned the ensuring kickoff 90 yards for a score. T.J. Thormodsgaard added a 21-yard field goal near the end of the first half to give the Mustangs a 39-7 cushion going into halftime. dave.thorpe@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mira Costa scored early and often with quick strikes and big defensive plays, and survived a huge second half by North Torrance quarterback B.J. Denker en route to a 53-35 nonleague win at North High. Mira Costa (1-0) scored five times and built a 29-0 lead before Denker and North’s offense got on track, but by then it was too late. Senior Adrien Dotson led the Mira Costa offense. Dotson carried the ball 15 times for 146 yards and three touchdowns, and added a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown. He only carried the ball once in the second half, and it went for a 14-yard touchdown. “He has an extra gear in the open field,” Mira Costa coach Don Morrow said. “He showed that tonight.” On Mira Costa’s first drive, Dotson carried the ball eight times for 48 yards, capping it with a 12-yard touchdown run. NONLEAGUE: Mustangs erupt for a huge first-half lead and then have to hang on against North’s big rally. By Dave Thorpe STAFF WRITER On its first possession, Mira Costa took 12 plays and more than five minutes to score its first touchdown. Unfortunately, for the sake of a competitive game, the Mustangs did not take that long on subsequent drives. last_img read more

Witness puts suspect at scene

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first_imgNORWALK – Deputy District Attorney Shelley Dominguez said Adeline Garcia was hit with a bar stool, a drawer and a broomstick, and both of her wrists were broken. A key witness said he and two others left a 23-year-old La Mirada man – accused of brutally murdering his 86-year-old great-aunt – in her home on the day Garcia was found dead. Eugene Silos, 23, testifying in Norwalk Superior Court on the first day of trial Monday for Eric Steve Caballero, said they had gone to Garcia’s home in the 15000 block of Stambrook Drive in La Mirada on the morning of March 4, 2005. “Eric got out to see if we could stay in the house,” Silos said, referring to a Chevrolet Astro van they were in. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAfter about 30 minutes and an altercation between Alberto Martinez and someone in the house, Silos, Martinez and Mayra Huitron left without Caballero. At about 4 p.m. that day, Garcia was found dead by her then-14-year-old great-granddaughter, Katherine Cardoza. Garcia lived with Cardoza and her father, Nelson. Caballero is charged with murdering Garcia, as well as robbery, burglary, elder abuse, and stealing two guns from the home and a 2003 Dodge Ram 1550 that belonged to her grandson. Special circumstances are included in the charges that could result in a penalty of life imprisonment without parole. Garcia died from what Dominguez, the prosecutor, described as “blunt force trauma.” Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Lillian Peck testified that the bedroom looked like a big fight had happened there. “The room was ransacked,” Peck said. “There was furniture everywhere and blood everywhere. It was awful.” Garcia was wearing one shoe and another shoe of hers was found in the kitchen, she said. Caballero’s attorney, Barbara McDaniel, said she agrees the murder was brutal, but that it wasn’t done by her client. “The dispute arises as to who killed Adeline Garcia,” McDaniel said in her opening statement. “I submit to you that my client didn’t kill Mrs. Garcia.” In her opening statement, Dominguez said in addition to the evidence that Caballero was in the Garcia home, he was wearing shoes with blood on them. The trial continues today. during her opening statement mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want 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

MAJOR FILM EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN LETTERKENNY

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first_imgOne of the biggest showcases of locally produced films ever held in the North West will be launched this week in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.The exhibition highlights 18 short films shot over the past two years as part of the IFI supported “Sharing Stories” project, a collaboration between the Regional Cultural Centre and the Nerve Centre in Derry.The exhibition will be officially launched at 7pm on this Friday 11th November. “We have a fantastic line up for the exhibition,” says RCC Director Shaun Hannigan.“The project has produced films covering everything from Donegal emigration in the 1940s through to Loyalist pipe bands.  The standard of work is superb. It provides a really rich insight into life in Donegal and Derry, both past and present, that should be of interest to everyone, young and old.”Sharing Stories is a cross-border film project initiated in October 2009 with a particular focus on community, youth and minority groups.  Among the films to be highlighted at the exhibition are “Brighter Days”, an animation by Letterkenny-native Daniel McGarrigle based on the biography of his grandfather Colm Melly, who emigrated to England in the 1940s and then returned to the North West to raise his family.“Pride” is a fly-on-the-wall documentary looking at the ‘Pride of the Orange and Blue’ Flute Band from Newbuildings, looking at a typical summer month in the life of its members as they prepare for the 12th of July celebrations. “Rockhill Remembered” takes an inside look at the social and military history of the battalions stationed at Rockhill House in Letterkenny, while “Rondo Mondo” documents Cafe del Mundo, the hub of Derry’s thriving international community.The exhibition launch on Friday will be followed by a major one-day seminar on 25th November.  As part of this seminar the Regional Cultural Centre and the Nerve Centre have set a social media challenge called “Share My Story” to promote two films using only free social and digital media.The seminar will also include presentations from Risteard O’Domhnaill, director of the highly-acclaimed documentary “The Pipe” about the Corrib gas pipeline, and Dr. Cathal McLaughlin of the University of Ulster’s film department. The official opening and wine reception will take this Friday and everyone is welcome. The “Sharing Stories” exhibition continues until January 28th, 2012. Opening times are Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturday 1pm to 5pm and admission is free. Details of the one-day seminar on 25th November will be announced shortly.Sharing Stories is funded by the International Fund for Ireland.donegaldaily.com – supporting the Arts MAJOR FILM EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:a collaboration between the Regional Cultural Centre and the Nerve Centre in Derry.“Sharing Stories” projectlast_img read more

Building delays to jam high school

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first_imgCASTAIC – The planned Castaic High School, needed to meet the community’s growing population, is at least three years behind schedule because of rising construction costs and delays in acquiring the property. And as the opening date for Castaic High gets pushed back, nearby West Ranch High is becoming increasingly crowded with students from the Castaic area. Castaic High School originally was expected to open in 2007. But the start of construction remains in limbo until the William S. Hart Union High School District gets a graded site from a company building 3,900 homes in the area. Now, the school is expected to open in 2010. Meanwhile, West Ranch High is expected to go from 2,300 students to 3,200 next year – and the school’s capacity is 2,600, said Michael Otavka, director of facilities and new construction for the district. “We knew this was coming, and there are ways that we can deal with this,” Otavka said. “And the way we usually deal with this is with portable classes.” Castaic High originally was planned on property at Hasley Canyon Road and Sloan Canyon Road, but community opposition pushed the project onto the Northlake site, between Interstate 5 and Castaic Lake, which is being developed by SunCal Companies. Construction of the high school was delayed when a local water board stalled SunCal’s 3,900-home Northlake subdivision. Recently, Castaic community members have objected to the project omitting a golf course that was in the original plans. The county Board of Supervisors is expected to hold a hearing on the revised project next spring; the board’s approval would allow construction to start in June. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want 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 AngelesAs the Hart School District has waited for a chance to start building a high school, construction costs have risen. The project was originally estimated to cost $100 million, but now the estimate is $130 million. “In the agreement that we have with the developer, the developer is to provide to the school district a construction-ready site,” Otavka said. “If that site cannot be completed by spring of 2008, then we will not be able to open the school in 2010. The school district’s concern with that is … that West Ranch High School will continue to be overcrowded without a (high) school in Castaic.” Frank Faye, regional president of SunCal Cos., said a high school can still be built by 2010. “Here’s the good news about the high school, and that is assuming we’re able to stay on track and begin grading in the early part of 2007: … (That) will allow (the school district) to begin construction of the actual high school in time for its new planned opening date,” Faye said. The housing development was originally approved by the county in the early 1990s, and SunCal bought the project three years ago. last_img read more

A Tottenham starting line-up against Apoel with key players rested

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first_img 24. Serge Aurier (right wing back) 11 11 11 11 20. Dele Alli (central attacking midfield) 29. Harry Winks (central midfield) 11 11 7. Son Heung-min (attacking midfield, wide) 14. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (attacking midfield, wide) 11 21. Juan Foyth (centre-back) 11 18. Fernando Llorente (striker) 11 6. Davinson Sanchez (central defence) 3. Danny Rose (left-back) – scroll through the gallery to see the possible line-up in squad number order 17. Moussa Sissoko (central midfield) 11 Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier, Hugo Lloris and Kieran Trippier will be rested for Tottenham’s Champions League match against Apoel.The club have finished top of Group H and go to Wembley tonight knowing they will be in the knockout stage.Elsewhere, manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed academy midfielder Luke Amos and striker Kazaiah Sterling will be involved in the first team squad.Scroll through the gallery to see a possible starting line-up. 13. Michel Vorm (goalkeeper) 11last_img read more

Arsenal youth ace earns debut Northern Ireland call-up; Grigg, Washington return

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first_imgArsenal Under-23s defender Daniel Ballard has been handed a debut call-up for Northern Ireland’s senior squad for this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus.Ballard, 19, has played four times for Northern Ireland’s Under-21s and is the only new face in the 27-man squad named by Michael O’Neill on Tuesday. LIVE on talkSPORT Stevenage-born Ballard qualifies for Northern Ireland through his mother Midfielder Oliver Norwood, Washington’s Sheffield United team-mate, is not included due to personal reasons.Michael Smith, Jamie Ward and Kyle Vassell are injured, and Trevor Carson is recovering from the DVT injury detected following the internationals in November.Rangers’ Gareth McAuley has been named in the 27 despite having treatment on a calf injury in recent weeks.O’Neill’s men host Estonia on March 21 and then Belarus three days later. ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Regarding Norwood, O’Neill told Sky Sports News: “Ollie in recent weeks had asked to take a step back from international football at this minute in time. He has personal reasons for making that decision.“It is a disappointment. He has been a big part of the success we’ve had here at Northern Ireland. He’s a very important player, with over 50 caps.“But we have to respect his decision, and hopefully he’ll be back with the squad soon because I know both myself and the players would like him back.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY Northern Ireland squad in full:Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern, Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Conor HazardDefenders: Aaron Hughes, Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans, Craig Cathcart, Conor McLaughlin, Paddy McNair, Jamal Lewis, Tom Flanagan, Daniel BallardMidfielders: Steven Davis, Niall McGinn, Corry Evans, Shane Ferguson, Stuart Dallas, George Saville, Jordan Jones, Gavin Whyte, Jordan ThompsonStrikers: Kyle Lafferty, Josh Magennis, Conor Washington, Liam Boyce, Will Grigg, Paul Smyth RANKED BEST OF There are 11 live commentaries remaining across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and when you can hear them, below… no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ⚽ Confirmation of our squad for our @UEFAEURO 2020 qualifiers against Estonia and Belarus #GAWA 💚 pic.twitter.com/LHdvB6iKxw— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) March 12, 2019There are also returns for Will Grigg and Conor Washington, who have been missing over recent international breaks.Grigg returns after missing the friendly against the Republic of Ireland and UEFA Nations League match against Austria in November because of injury.Washington has not been involved in Northern Ireland’s last four games, with O’Neill in October saying he had requested to be omitted from the squad due to personal reasons. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 REPLY Reading vs Leeds (Tuesday) – talkSPORT 2Bayern Munich vs Liverpool (Wednesday) – talkSPORT 2Nottingham Forest vs Aston Villa (Wednesday) – talkSPORT 2Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea (Thursday) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Crystal Palace (Saturday) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Sheffield United (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Huddersfield (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Swansea vs Manchester City (Saturday) – talkSPORTWolves vs Manchester United (Saturday) – talkSPORTMillwall vs Brighton (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Fulham vs Liverpool (Sunday) – talkSPORT huge blow LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED shining last_img read more

SA’s BPO ‘window of opportunity’

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first_img15 July 2008The business process outsourcing and offshoring (BPO&O) industry represents a window of opportunity for South Africa to create jobs and boost economic growth, says Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa.Speaking to BuaNews at a national BPO&O conference in Durban last week, Mpahlwa said the industry “provides an opportunity to create many, many jobs for young unemployed South Africans with little effort, because one needs only a basic matric.“You are able to provide short-term training that will equip them with the basic skills required in, for example, a call centre. In that way you are able to soak up a lot of young people.“When these young people get these skills and get to work in that environment, they soon develop ideas about other things they can do”, Mpahlwa added. “So very often people, upon developing these ideas, migrate into other fields of employment, and so there is quite a turnover, allowing us to bring people into the industry on a constant basis.”South Africa’s value propositionMpahlwa told delegates at the conference that the BPO industry, which has only been active in South Africa for about a decade, already employs in the region of 100 000 people – yet could employ far more.“We find that in the Philippines the BPO&O industry has grown from under 40 000 employees in 2004 to over 350 000 today. Yet in many respects we could and should represent a more competitive value proposition.“This is because we have many attractive features for investors, including existing levels of sophistication in the three BPO focus industry sectors of financial services, insurance and telecommunications, with additional advantages in our quality of talent pool, regulations and infrastructure.”One of the biggest booms in South Africa’s economy had been felt in the services sector, Mpahlwa said, and the BPO&O industry would work with this sector to contribute to the growth of the economy.“And, as the cost of telecoms come down, we are becoming more and more competitive.”Industry poised to grow globallyGlobally, he said, the sector is expected to have a value of around US$50-billion in 2008 and to grow by 50% per annum over the next three to four years, creating an additional 3-million direct jobs worldwide.“However, it is also anticipated that there will be some unmet demand, as existing centres will not be able to maintain or grow their supply for a number of reasons,” including talent and infrastructure “bottlenecks” in traditional BPO centres such as the Philippines.At the same time, the global increase in prices had forced many companies to cut costs, particularly in the United States, creating an added incentive for businesses to shift certain functions, such as after-sales service and data processing – overseas.“What this means is that a window of opportunity exists for us to further develop the sector in our country, and to do so as rapidly as possible,” the minister said.“Certainly the evidence exists that rapid development is possible,” he added, noting that R658-million in investment value had been attracted, and more than 25 000 direct and indirect jobs had been created, since the launch of the government’s BPO&O support programme in 2007.This programme includes a BPO&O investment incentive comprising an investment grant of between R37 000 and R60 000 per seat, and a Training and Skills Support Grant – to help cover the costs of company-specific training – of up to R12 000 per agent.Mpahlwa said the department would be looking to raise these incentives further still.Advantages in rural areasSouth Africa’s BPO&O strategy also aims to encourage companies to locate facilities in some of the country’s more far-flung rural areas.“These areas have abundant labour, a low cost of doing business, as well as existing physical and telecommunications infrastructure,” Mpahlwa told BuaNews, adding: “You will find many of these areas have buildings that are appropriate for the industry but are unused.”The department had identified 22 municipalities in which BPO&O centres could be located, leaving it up to individual municipalities to “make a case for themselves”.“We don’t force companies to do this, but we do make available the information, and we have begun to see some successes,” the minister said, with a number of call centres having started up within targeted municipalities in North West province, the Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more