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Safety paramount for everyone, says PMBL chairman

first_imgBasketball BY SIMON KESLEP The Papua New Guinea Premier Men’s Basketball League values the importance of welfare and safety of everyone involved in its competition, says PMBL chairman Alain Boussougou. He said the competition is not exempted from any other sporting competitions. “PMBL is not exempted from any other sports. I know everyone is eager to play but the welfare/safety of everyone involved is far more important than basketball,” Boussougou said. “We may have planned preventative measures but we don’t even know if we will have a season this year-2020. Hence all sporting venues are now been used for Covid-19 purposes, NCD Food programs, the Sports Commission has now put in place a membership directive to all users.” He said they have also not rebranded their competition name and they, of course, regard junior’s participation as the future of the competition. Asked if the 2020 season will proceed, Boussougou said to be honest he is not sure until the state-of- emergency rules are lifted and also a consultation is carried out with all PMBL franchises to agree to certain recommendations. Boussougou, who has only clocked a year and a half since being elected as PMBL chairman, said the competition’s vision has never changed. “I have been in the office for only a year and half. PMBL vision never changes, is to bring up elite basketball players in PNG to represent the country at the highest level. “So far, we have always contributed 60 per cent or 70 per cent of the national team players. We are not just looking at Port Moresby but Lae, (Mt) Hagen…,” said Boussougou.last_img read more

Woodson Mall welcomes you to its special day on Friday

first_imgShop local.  It helps all of us.  Today is a chance for you to shop local in a big way.  At Woodson Mall.  The mall merchants are ready to help you get ready for Christmas with mall-wide selection and savings.  The Woodson Mall halls will be full of vendors, too.Mall merchants have extended hours on Friday and through Christmas.We’ll see you today at Woodson Mall in La Follette.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/07/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

WIN announces CS:GO Winners League Season 1

first_imgNewly established tournament provider WIN has announced the launch of Winners League Season 1.WIN is launching a new league, offering players ‘the chance to climb the ranks of competitive Counter-Strike’. League play begins on October 8th exclusively on FACEIT, teams across Europe are able to enter. Alongside this, a few key teams will be given access directly into the Invitational Division. A $19,000 (£14,000) total prize pool will be distributed across multiple divisions, with the biggest rewards featured in the Winners League invitational division. The initial prize pool puts out a statement of intent for WIN’s aims in the industry, with more similar tournament’s planned for the future.Serge Vardanyan, WINSerge Vardanyan, Founder and CEO of WIN said: “Winners League was born from our love of esports. Our team members have been a part of esports as it has grown from humble beginnings to the global phenomenon that it is today. We see Winners League as a way to work with and give back to the esports community.“We want to help shape the industry’s next stars and to give new opportunities for growth and competition. We’re excited to be hosting our first season on the FACEIT platform and we’re already looking forward to many more in the future”.Esports Insider says: Establishing more competitive tournaments for the lower tiers of competitive play can only be a positive. The added bonus of solid prize-pools for both invited and qualifying teams is certainly a benefit for those looking to move up the ranks in the competitive landscape.last_img read more

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying: UK start time, live stream, TV channel and race schedule from Yas Marina Circuit

first_img Omg this is awesome 🙂 DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4center_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 FORMULA ONE comes to a close for another season this weekend when the 20 drivers head to Abu Dhabi.Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have already secured the top awards, but the battle for third between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc is still very much alive.Lewis Hamilton will hoping for some victory laps at the Yas Marina Circuit to end the season on a high after claiming his sixth world title in USACredit: PA:Press AssociationAt the other end, George Russell will hope for a miracle to get into the top ten and earn his first point of the season – currently sitting as the only driver on zero.Yet, with the end of the campaign comes some goodbyes, with Robert Kubica and Nico Hulkenburg both losing their seats at Williams and Renault respectively for 2020.When is F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?The final race of the season will take place on Sunday, December 1.Lights will be at 1.10pm UK time – that is 5.10pm in Abu Dhabi. It will be held at the 3.45-mile long Yas Marina Circuit in United Arab Emirates.What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?The Abu Dhabi GP will be shown live on Sky Sports F1, with coverage underway from 11.30pm.Sky Sports customers can live stream the action via the app on their computer, tablet and mobile devices.Alternatively, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.What is the race schedule?All times are UK (GMT)Friday, November 29: Practice 1 (9am)Friday, November 29: Practice 2 (1pm)Saturday, November 30: Practice 3 (10am)Saturday, November 30: Qualifying (1pm)Sunday, December 1: Race (1.10pm) Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

Jan Vertonghen ‘agrees free transfer to Benfica’ and set to sign three-year deal after undergoing medical

first_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Amazing movies best funny animals FORMER Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen has reportedly agreed a free transfer to Benfica.The veteran Belgian defender left Spurs at the end of the extended Premier League season.Jan Vertonghen is set to join Benfica for freeCredit: PA:Press AssociationRecord’s front page announcing Vertonghen’s move to BenficaAnd is now set to arrive at Benfica with a medical taking place today, according to Portuguese paper Record.The media outlet have splashed an image of Vertonghen on their front page with the headline “Vertonghen sealed”.Vertonghen has elected to join the newly-crowned Portuguese champions ahead of a move to Serie A and will sign a three-year deal.Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano also confirmed news of the 33-year-old’s move to the Estadio da Luz.He tweeted: “Jan Vertonghen to Benfica is a done deal.“Three years contract and contract to be signed on next hours. Here we go.”Jan Vertonghen to Benfica is a done deal. Three years contract and contract to be signed on next hours. Here we go 🔴 #transfers #Benfica #THFC …more about Ndombele deal: Inter are now focused on Eu. League, then they’ll be back in talks with Tottenham. Nothing agreed atm. ⚪️— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 13, 2020A number of clubs including Inter Milan, Sevilla and Manchester City reportedly voiced interest in signing the former Ajax man.Vertonghen spent eight years in North London, chalking up 315 appearances, 14 goals and seven assists for Spurs.But life away from Tottenham is clearly going to take some getting used to for the left-footed defender.Spurs signed Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojberg and gave him Vertonghen’s recently vacated No5 shirt – something that felt odd for the Belgian international.In reply to Hojberg’s official shirt unveiling, Vertonghen tweeted: “This looks sooo weird!!”Vertonghen could be joined at Benfica by former Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.The prolific Uruguayan forward, 33, is also available on a free after ending his time in the French capital when his contract expired in June.A two-year deal is thought to be virtually over the line and would shatter Championship winners Leeds’ hopes of landing the striker to spearhead their return to the Premier League.Jan Vertonghen parties with stunning Wag at Stormzy gig as fans stop to chant Tottenham star’s name center_img Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. People Slammed By Massive Waves 4last_img read more

Watch now: Disney drops teaser-trailer for live-action ‘Aladdin’

first_imgDisney(HOLLYWOOD) — The evening after Will Smith Instagramed a teaser poster for the live-action retelling of Aladdin, Walt Disney Pictures Thursday night released a teaser-trailer for the film.The sneak peek is little more than that: mostly glimpses of director Guy Ritchie’s vision of the fictitious port city of Agrabah as the parrot Iago flies overhead. However, the snippet closes with actor Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin, about the grasp the magic lantern that will free Genie — in this retelling, played by Smith.“LEMME OUT!! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!” Smith wrote on his Instagram post.We’ll have to wait a bit longer to see Smith as the Genie.  Aladdin, which also stars Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, opens May 24, 2019.The original, animated Aladdin premiered in 1992 and famously starred the late Robin Williams in a virtuoso vocal performance as the Genie that earned him a Golden Globe.  The movie has grossed $504 million worldwide.Disney is the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Harrison Ford confirms new ‘Indiana Jones’ movie to begin shooting this summer

first_imgAlberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — That new Indiana Jones movie is one step closer to becoming a reality.  Harrison Ford himself confirms that shooting on it is scheduled to begin this summer.The actor provided the update Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, saying “We hope to start soon, this summer, this late summer” when Ellen pressed Ford for details.Ford also confessed that he was “excited” to begin work on the film, declaring, “They’re great fun to make.”The as-yet untitled Indiana Jones movie will be the fifth in the 39-year-old franchise.  Disney’s already announced a premiere date of August 9, 2021, which gives the studio about 18 months to do their thing.This will also probably be the last Indiana Jones film — at least, the final one starring Ford.  The Indy 5 premiere date is about a month after Ford’s 79th birthday, making the prospect of him donning his trademark fedora for a sixth Indiana Jones film unlikely.Ford can next be seen starring in The Call of the Wild, debuting Friday, February 21.Disney’s the parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NFL Week 8: Games, players, teams to watch

first_imgIn this week’s 15 NFL games, all but two feature at least one team with a .500 record or worse.But there certainly are some storylines and the Reid situation is one. Related News He, of course, went unsigned for several weeks after his time with the 49ers, during which he protested social and racial injustice during the national anthem, waiting to be picked up in 2018.He went on to file a collusion suit against the NFL before signing with the Panthers. He is excited to get a shot at his former team.”I remember they changed my position in a contract year,” Reid told reporters, via ESPN. “I remember they released NaVorro (Bowman), who led the league in tackles (in 2015) and asked me to play his position”They told me it was best for the team. I disagreed. I thought the NFL tackling leader was best for the team, but I did what I was told.”He continued: “I just don’t forget.”That makes for an juicy storyline in an otherwise lackluster week.In the meantime, here’s your NFL Week 8 countdown:NFL week 8: Games, players, teams to watchThree games to watchPanthers (4-2) at 49ers (6-0), 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox — The Panthers are undefeated with Kyle Allen at quarterback and Jimmy Garoppolo continues his impressive run under center with the NIners. Add Panthers defensive back Eric Reid playing against his former team in the 49ers and this could be an interesting one.Raiders (3-3) at Texans (4-3), 4:25 p.m., CBS — The Texans are coming off a loss on the road to the Colts and that bodes well for Houston. Deshaun Watson has lost back-to-back games just once in his NFL career and will try to tee off on a Raiders defense that ranks 23rd in the NFL against the pass. However, Derek Carr could have success too against a Texans pass defense that is even worse, as in last in the league. However, Oakland just traded corner Gareon Conley to Houston this week, so we’ll see if that has a positive effect on the Texans secondary.Packers (6-1) at Chiefs (5-2), 8:20 p.m., NBC — This game looked a lot better before Patrick Mahomes went down with a knee injury last week, but it still has the potential to be a good game as Chiefs QB Matt Moore is a capable backup. However, the Chiefs’ rush defense has been horrendous in recent weeks, so Green Bay could be primed to run all over a poor Kansas City front seven. This could be good, it could also be a blowout. Baker Mayfield on fine for criticizing officiating: ‘Freedom of speech I thought’ This week doesn’t look great.Sure, we get Baker Mayfield vs. Tom Brady, Eric Reid vs. the 49ers and Gareon Conley vs. the Raiders, who just traded him, but there is not a lot going on in Week 8.center_img Two players to watchQuandre Diggs, safety, Seahawks vs. Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox — The Seahawks are not a great pass defense, so they went out and got some help in Diggs this week. We’ll see what kind of impact he has after Seattle has struggled the last three weeks defensively.Chase Winovich, defensive end, Patriots vs. Browns, 4:25 p.m., CBS — The Browns’ biggest issue this season has been an inability to protect quarterback Baker Mayfield. New England will have a few chances to pin its ears back and go in this game, and Winovich could be a benefactor. He has mainly been a pass-rush specialist this season, but he has made the most of it as he sits second on the Patriots with four sacks.One bold predictionThe Falcons will beat the Seahawks — This has to do with a couple of things. One, the Falcons can score points, they just can’t prevent them. Seattle struggles to stop teams from scoring, especially in the passing game. And, two, Seattle has struggled in recent years making East Coast trips and playing a body-clock morning game. Especially if QB Matt Ryan (ankle) can play, don’t be surprised if the 1-6 Falcons give the Seahawks more than they bargained for. Quandre Diggs ‘was blindsided’ by trade from Lions to Seahawkslast_img read more

Excitement As New Special Olympics Young Athlete Club Opens Its Doors

first_imgSOYA, which was launched nationally last year, alsointroduces the children to fundamental movement skills such as throwing,catching, jumping and balancing. The benefits of physical activity are well known and thebenefits of the Young Athlete Programme go far beyond play and sport.•             Helpschildren learn how to communicate and interact with each other •             Promotesthe development of learning and self-help skills•             Introduceschildren and their parent’s to the Special Olympics and a support network•             Prepareschildren for joining a Special Olympics Club in the future•             Fostersan interest in sport and physical activityWhat does every child want? The chance to kick a ball, tothrow it well, to share that success with family members. What does every childwith intellectual disabilities want? The exact same thing.Children learn how to play with others and develop importantskills for learning. Children also learn to share, take turns and followdirections. These skills help children in family, community and schoolactivities. Young Athletes is a fun way for children to get fit. It isimportant to teach children healthy habits while they are young. This can setthe stage for a life of physical activity, friendships and learning. SpecialOlympics research found that children participating in Young Athletesexperienced a seven-month gain in motor skills as well as a four-monthadvantage in development at a follow-up appointment.The club is always looking for more volunteers to getinvolved and no experience is needed. If you would like to volunteer at theclub or become a member you can contact them on Facebook @GalwaySOYA, or emailgalwaysoyaclub@gmail.com .#PlayUnifiedprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email A new club for budding young athletes has opened up inLakeview School, Galway. Galway Special Olympics Young Athletes Club welcomeschildren and their families into the world of Special Olympics by showing howall children can be valued for their talents and abilities. The Young AthletesProgramme is a play and sport activity for children from 4-7 years with anintellectual disability and introduces them to a wide range of play activitiesin a familiar, supportive and fun environment. Due to the large number ofchildren wishing to attend, they run two sessions each Saturday – one from10-11am and one from 11am-12pm. We invite you to Come and Try any Saturday.Parents and guardians also take part in the sessions which is led by qualifiedcoaches. last_img read more

Sport Shorts

first_imgSport Shorts The Battle of Monmouth Rockets U12 soccer team will hold tryouts this month for the fall 2003/spring 2004 season. Players born between Aug. 1, 1991 and July 31, 1992, are eligible. The team is a professionally trained Monmouth-Ocean Soccer Association National I team based out of Matawan/Old Bridge. For additional information, call Jim Meindel at (732) 607-9237 or Steve Casari at (732) 566-4182. The Bayshore Bandits, a boys’ basketball team made up of youngsters from western Monmouth County, have qualified to compete at the AAU National Tournament after winning the boys’ under-13 Division II state championship. The Bandits defeated the Central Jersey Hornets, 78-69, to win the AAU state title. The Bandits went undefeated through their bracket to advance to the tournament semifinals where they beat the Central Jersey Cougars, 47-36, setting up their game with the Hornets for the state title. In the championship game, the Bandits fell behind the high-scoring Hornets, 10-5, early, but bounced back behind their balanced scoring. The Bayshore cagers had five players in double figures led by Gary Foster’s 26 and Carl Durand’s 16. A trapping defense helped the Bandits slow down the Hornets who had scored 95 points in their semifinal win over Linden. The Bandits are Carl Durand, St. Joseph’s, Keyport; Gary Foster, St. James, Red Bank; Tony Ganter and Brendon Rashley, St. Rose, Freehold Borough; Brian Nerney, Matt Rivers and Danny Miller, St. Mary’s, New Monmouth; Patrick Keenan and Garret Thiel, Thompson Middle School, Middletown; Kyle Vitali, the Ranney School; and Michael Slater, St. Agnes, Atlantic Highlands. Jim Nerney and Bill Thiel are the coaches. The National AAU Tournament is July 13-20 in Cocoa Beach, Fla. On May 31, cyclists from around the area will gather at Brookdale Community College to participate in the Jersey Shore Tour de Cure to raise $100,000 to support research for a cure for Diabetes. They will join 17,700 other cyclists and volunteers at nearly 72 sites throughout the nation this spring. The Jersey Shore Tour features a variety of routes planned for both the novice and experienced cyclist, including 11-mile, 25-mile and 62.3-mile distances. Registration times for each distance is as follows: The Coastline Cruiser — 62.3 mile route: 7 a.m. check-in time, 8 a.m. start time; the Oceanside Oasis — 25-mile route: 8 a.m. check-in time, 9 a.m. start time; the Scenic Farmlands — 11-mile route: 9 a.m. check-in time, 10 a.m. start time. The following are the weekend’s results from Mac’s Funball Basketball League at Waloo Park in Middletown. On Friday, Dave Koch and Kyle Thompson led the Lions to an 89-48 victory over the Colts, and Tim Witingham led the Hornets to a 48-42 win over the Titans to clinch second place. Jim Garrison had 10 rebounds for the Titans. On Saturday, Bret O’Brien’s 10 points and seven rebounds led the Colts to a dramatic double-overtime win over the Eagles, 48-42, while the Rockets beat the Titans 86-74 behind the strong play of Sean Mulhern and Brian Murphy. Summer basketball league sign-ups for boys ages 15-19 will be held May 30 and 31 from 4-5 p.m. at Waloo Park The fee is $75 for new players. The league runs from June 27 to Aug. 9.last_img read more