Australian tour a valuable learning experience

first_imgPNG defeated the Cairns Stingers U-18 team 80-62 on Sunday afternoon, but went down to the Cairns Marlins U-18 side 99-58 last night at the Fish Tank.“In the opening match I thought we did a great job defensively, which led to a lot of fast-break opportunities.“We were able to get stops and rebound the basketball, which triggered our up-tempo style of play,” said Khalu.“In the second game against some better opposition, we had a lot of defensive breakdowns and that hurt us early.“Once we got in that hole, it was always going to be a massive challenge to dig ourselves back out.“To the players’ credit though, they never gave up and kept on fighting and it was pleasing to see that PNG passion and pride until the final siren.“The players learned a lot from both games and that is what this tour was all about, creating opportunities for our PNG players to get international experience and exposure,” said Khalu.last_img read more

English players overworked after World Cup, says Southgate

first_imgThe first divisions in France and Italy began on the same weekend, but La Liga in Spain kicked off on August 17 and the Bundesliga in Germany on August 24. “When you see the league, a lot of teams haven’t started yet at their maximum. There have been lot of injuries across our league,” Southgate said on Sunday. “I don’t really understand why our league started so early, but they did, and it was a really difficult situation for the clubs. “Some of the clubs couldn’t field a team without…look at Tottenham, who had so many players in the semi-finals of the World Cup. “It was an impossible situation for their coaches really.” England face Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Monday, hoping to improve on their 2-1 defeat at Wembley last month, when the scoreline did not do Spain’s dominance justice.Spain then thrashed Croatia 6-0 and can seal top spot in Group 4 with a victory in Seville, while England are scrapping to avoid relegation.“We know their technical ability,” Southgate said. “But we have to cause them problems with the ball. We can’t just defend for 90 minutes. “We were more comfortable in the last 30 minutes at Wembley, but we have to do that earlier in the game, be brave enough to use the ball well, and cause them problems.”England have switched from a three to a four-man defence since the World Cup, in an attempt to exert more pressure higher up the pitch. Spain have also changed tack under Luis Enrique, who has instilled a more direct, attacking approach since taking charge following the disappointing performances at the World Cup. “Their style is a little bit different now, they’ve got a new coach, a top coach,” Southgate said. “Although the style and the philosophy is very similar, tactically it’s a bit different. There is a bit more of a direct threat in the final third. “It’s as big a test as you can get in European, if not world football, at the moment.” Southgate confirmed Liverpool defender Joe Gomez will replace the suspended John Stones in defence. Jordan Henderson is also serving a ban. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate gives a press conference at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on Sunday © AFP / JORGE GUERREROSeville, Spain, Oct 14 – Gareth Southgate believes English players have been hampered by the Premier League starting so soon after the World Cup. England’s top flight began on Friday August 10, less than a month after England had been knocked out by Croatia in the semi-finals in Russia. last_img read more

More resources deployed to York Landing to search for Northern B.C. homicide suspects

first_imgYORK LANDING, M.B. – The RCMP are sending all possible resources to the small community of York Landing after two individuals matching the description of the suspects were seen near the community on Sunday.York Landing is approximately 200 km southwest of Gillam, and the RCMP has sent resources to the community to investigate a tip.Situation is ongoing. All possible RCMP resources continue to be used in the area of York Landing to safely apprehend two individuals matching the description of the suspects. #rcmpmb— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 29, 2019- Advertisement -The tip came from the members of the Bear Clan Patrol in York Landing.  The group had been patrolling the community when they noticed two men matching the description of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schemeglsky.  The two men immediately ran back into the bush.  The Bear Clan Patrol immediately shared the information with the RCMP and resources were dispatched to the area.The Globe and Mail spoke with Travis Bighetty, a coordinator of Bear Clan, who said they saw the two men at the dump.  In an interview with the Globe, Bighetty said one suspect was wearing a grey sweatshirt, and the other was in camouflage.  “We’ve seen them in an area that is not frequented because there are bears in the territory or bears near the area, and so people avoid on foot, and it’s only accessible by vehicle.”Advertisement Mr. Bighetti said police radios weren’t working, so RCMP officers used gunfire as a means of communicating their location.Spoke w/James Favel of Bear Clan Patrol by phone. Says Travis, Danielle & Justin in York Factory patrolling as requested by AMC. Spotted two men near dump, they took off. Police called. Says Travis is calm about the hole thing. RCMP in area now. #canadianmanhunt @GlobalNational— Crystal Goomansingh (@cgoomansingh) July 29, 2019Chief Leroy Constant of the York Factory First Nation shared on Sunday that residents should remain indoors with windows and doors locked. Patrols of the community will be done on a 24-hour basis.Advertisement On Sunday the RCMP said they had received over 200 tips in the search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.  This could be the first confirmed sighting of the suspects since last week when their vehicle was found burnt near Gillam.last_img read more

Martin: Southampton are keen on signing Celtic pair this summer

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Scottish football correspondent Peter Martin believes Southampton will lift the gloom surrounding the club by signing Celtic pair Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk this summer.The Bhoys rejected an offer they deemed as ‘derisory’ for the England international on Tuesday and are expected to hold out for close to £9million for the 26-year-old.But Martin is convinced the Saints will land the former Newcastle goalkeeper as well as Dutch defender, Van Dijk, who impressed on his debut season in the Scottish Premiership.“I anticipate two players leaving Celtic and ironically I think the two of them will end up at Southampton,” Martin told Kick Off. “The first one is Fraser Forster and the second one is Virgil van Dijk. Fraser Forster has spent enough time in Scotland he wants to go back down south and play there or at a good European standard side.“Virgil van Dijk is very much in the Ronald Koeman [signing] mould. He’s comfortable with the ball coming out at the back and he’s been a class act in Scotland, albeit only for one season.”last_img read more


first_imgPat the Cope GallagherA Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) grant aid of €400,000 has been granted towards a project worth over €650,000 to the county. The Better Energy Communities Fund is an initiative to support projects wishing to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, public buildings, community centres or businesses.Typical works which will be grant aided will be boiler upgrades, insulation upgrades, lighting upgrades, renewable energies, heating upgrades and window/door replacements. The energy efficiency project in Donegal was prepared and submitted by Terence Gallagher, Letterkenny who has vast experience in the energy efficiency sector. Terence will be the project co-ordinator assisted by Seamus Boner, manager of the Ionad an Chrois Bhealaigh, Arainn Mhor.Pat the Cope Gallagher TD complimented both on their initiative and the success of their application which will benefit many households, buildings and businesses as a result.The funding announced by SEAI will benefit Home owners on Arranmore Island as the Island was a central part of this successful application announcement. Pat the Cope stated “these homes will now be able to upgrade their insulation and energy efficiencies as part of this programme announcement”.In addition to Arranmore Island other beneficiaries will be Scoil Roisin Maghery, Ionad Tempail Dungloe, Sean Tech Dungloe, Machery Community Centre, Ramelton Community Centre as well as the two Topaz petrol filling stations located in the towns of Letterkenny and Ramelton. Deputy Gallagher added that it is very important for all of us to use energy effectively and efficiently in efforts to keep energy consumption low and energy costs down.This initiative will be of significant benefit and advantage to the respective communities and home owners. I have worked closely with this application and am delighted to welcome its successful conclusion but in addition I see great merit and potential in rolling out this initiative further through out the county and will be contacting SEAI, the Department of Rural Affairs, and the Department of Planning and Local Government with a view to expanding this programme.“It is expected that a similar programme will be rolled out next year however this will depend on the funding being made available at budget time” concluded Pat the Cope.ENERGY EFFICIENCY GRANTS WORTH €400K FOR DONEGAL PROJECT was last modified: June 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare 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:energy grantsPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

Nikki Bradley devastated after Guinness World Record beat by one second!

first_imgAdventurer Nikki Bradley, is reaching for new heights despite the crushing disappointment of finding out a Guinness World Record she thought she had broken, had actually been done ONE SECOND faster than her!Nikki Bradley believed she broke a Guinness World Record on June 25th, however, American elite runner Anna Beck-Lee did the same record ONE SECOND faster in March 2016.Due to a delay in processing records, Guinness had not updated their website at the time of Nikki’s attempt therefore making it impossible for her to know that a new time had been set. Nikki thought she was attempting to beat a time of 49 minutes when in fact the new time set by Anna was 44 minutes 20 seconds.Nikki did the 5k in 44 minutes 21 seconds.Despite enormous disappointment Nikki was determined to ‘make every second count’ and move forward with a new challenge. As part of her ongoing awareness campaign Fighting Fit For Ewing’s, Nikki regularly participates in physical challenges to highlight the importance of exercise for rehabilitation. Her August Challenge consisted of teaming up with internationally acclaimed climber, Iain Miller of take on a sea stack in the wilds of County Donegal.Nikki told Donegal Daily, “Iain has played an important role in my previous challenges and he was the ideal companion on the day.“Using an inflatable boat to get out to the stack meant we were limited to carrying basics with us. A water proof rucksack, a pair of crutches and a single oar were the only items taken.“The climb was carefully planned by Iain as this challenge contained a high level of risk for a crutch user. The chance of slipping on wet rock or losing balance on the narrow grass verge on the summit was a real concern so we took no chances.“Once we disembarked from the boat they made their way to the top with surprising speed. When they reached the summit it became a balancing act. I have an 11cm leg length discrepancy caused by multiple surgeries and usually stand on my left leg with just the toe of her right foot keeping her balanced.“This can be difficult on land let alone on the top of a narrow sea stack.” Nikki was determined to ‘get back on the horse’ as quickly as possible after her set back with Guinness as she felt there was a poignant message to be found in her disappointment with her record.Nikki added, “The past week has taught me to ‘make every second count’. I am still disappointed with what happened with my record but I learned a long time ago that life can throw a curve ball at any moment. Finding a way to bounce back is the key to staying on top.“I could have easily spent the week feeling sorry for myself but I see that as a waste of my time. It won’t help anyone, least of all myself so why bother. Ploughing my energy into new and exciting things provides more satisfaction so I chose to do that instead”Nikki Bradley devastated after Guinness World Record beat by one second! was last modified: August 9th, 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:Featuresguinness world recordnewsnikki bradleyThe Figtherlast_img read more

Ex-Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart signs for tiny Danish club

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK Van der Vaart joined FC Midtjylland in 2016 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on He has therefore now agreed to join Esbjerg, who are newly-promoted to the same division.Van der Vaart will wear the number ten shirt and joins the side who are currently second bottom for the Superliga.They have played three matches of the 2018/19 season thus far. LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND REVEALED Latest Transfer News Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Former Tottenham and Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has signed for Danish side Esbjerg FB.The 35-year-old spent the last two years at FC Midtjylland in the Danish Superliga, but failed to make an impression. three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Wins Summit League Tournament Championship

first_img 2. Ben Clark/Finley Hall (DU) def. Chad Kissell/Brandon Ancona (VALPO) 6-1 Junior Vinny Gillespie put Drake up 2-0 as he rolled past Kweisi Kenyatte, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Hands won in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 advantage. 1. Kweisi Kenyatte/Garrett Gardner (VALPO) vs. Barny Thorold/Vinny Gillespie (DU) no result The Bulldogs will find out their NCAA Tournament destination on Tuesday, May 1 when the 64-team field is revealed on at 4:30 p.m. 2. Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Kweisi Kenyatte (VALPO) 6-2, 6-0 1. Chad Kissell (VALPO) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 6-3, 6-1 Drake 18-13 Drake 4, Valparaiso 1Apr 28, 2018  3. Tom Hands (DU) def. Brandon Ancona (VALPO) 6-3, 6-1 Valparaiso 9-11 Hall overcame a set deficit to win 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 and clinch the Bulldogs’ Summit League Tournament title.  Print Friendly Version 6. Finley Hall (DU) def. Daniel Langston (VALPO) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 DENVER, Colo. – The Drake University men’s tennis team secured its 11th berth to the NCAA Tournament Saturday as the Bulldogs beat Valparaiso, 4-1, in the Summit League Championship match to earn the Summit League’s automatic bid.The Bulldogs gained an early 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point. Ben Clark and Finley Hall cruised past Chad Kissel and Brandon Ancona, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles, while Ben Wood and Tom Hands secured the point with a 6-2 win at No. 3. Singles competition 4. Gabriel Carvajal (VALPO) vs. Ben Wood (DU) no result 3. Ben Wood/Tom Hands (DU) def. Daniel Langston/Brian Pecyna (VALPO) 6-2 Match Notes Doubles competition Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,3,1,6) 5. Garrett Gardner (VALPO) vs. Ben Clark (DU) no result The Crusaders got on the board with a win at No. 1.last_img read more

Over €2000 raised for Alzheimers charity in Donegal

first_imgMore than €2000 has been presented to the Alzheimers Donegal Branch after a hugely successful fundraising day. Pat and Pauline McCarry from Cashelmore played host to an Alzheimers Tea Day.A total of €2300 was raised on the day. Over €2000 raised for Alzheimers charity in Donegal was last modified: October 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Exercise in a combine?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With all the bending, lifting, and repetitive moves that farming demands, the career can exact a toll on a person’s body — young or old.Pain might seem unavoidable, the inevitable cost of cultivating the land. However, there are ways to prevent long- and short-term injuries, in part through exercises that can be done while sitting in a tractor or a combine.More exercise?“When you’ve already worked 14 hours a day, you don’t want to work out. But there is a way to fit some exercises and stretching into your routine without having to go to the gym,” said Laura Akgerman, disability services coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility.The program, which is offered by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), offers free assessments for people with disabilities, to help determine which kinds of assistive technology they might need.When farmers sit idle in a tractor or other vehicle, they can use that time to stretch, just like people who work in offices can do from their desks, Akgerman said.Attendees to this year’s Farm Science Review, set for Sept. 17–19, can find out more about this at the annual farm trade show, sponsored by CFAES, near London, Ohio. At FSR, AgrAbility staff are offering 11 a.m. daily sessions featuring tips on exercising and preventing injury. An occupational therapist and an exercise coordinator will be leading the sessions and answering questions.“You don’t have to wear workout clothes. These exercises you can do in jeans and boots,” Akgerman said.The routine will include stretches to reduce the odds that peoples’ backs, necks, and knees will rebel at the end of a long day on the farm. Participants will discover what they can do to support their backs and necks, and they’ll learn effective ways to carry, push, or pull equipment so they don’t suffer pain later on.Not surprising to anyone who has worked on a farm, “a lot of farmers have back pain,” Akgerman said.“If you have limited range of motion or it really hurts to do something, we’re going to show you how to modify not only the exercise you do, but how you do the work as well, to show you how you can use your body differently,” she said.AgrAbility’s offerings at FSR will also include an exhibit of a garage/farm shop designed to accommodate a wheelchair. Visitors can also test out barn doors that open like automatic garage doors, and they can see an Action Trackchair, an all-terrain wheelchair, as well as an automated lift that allows someone in a wheelchair to get into a truck or other vehicle.“All of these are about increasing independence and easing the strenuous aspects of farming,” Akgerman said.last_img read more