Training underway for Referees and touch judges

first_imgThe training is a partnership between the PNG Rugby Football League and the PNG National Rugby League who have engaged the services of Referees Development, Richard Johnston.Johnston was Australia’s first coaching development manager and is carrying out the training  this week at the Holiday Inn, Port Moresby.The training is into its second stage with 12-15 referees and touch judges. This will later be trimmed down to 8 later in July which is stage 3.“We are all about quality, not quantity. The game is not about the referee, it’s about 26 players who play to get an outcome.“The referee is a conductor who goes out to make music, and not noise. The outcome of the game should be decided by the players and not by a bad call by the referee,” said Johnston.He went on to say that there has been a vast improvement in the knowledge of the game by referees’ in PNG over the years.“But there is a still lot of education needed about the rules of rugby league. This is not just about educating the referees’ but also the people as well.“That way we can cut down on trouble during and after games,” said Johnston.last_img read more

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PNG Loop’s Breakfast Bites

first_imgPNG Kapuls loses in penalty shootouthttp://www.looppng.com/content/png-kapuls-loses-penalty-shootoutPapua New Guinea Kapuls put their bodies on the line and fought to the last battle before losing to New Zealand 4-2 in the penalty shootouts.Hunters fry Magpieshttp://www.looppng.com/content/hunters-fry-magpiesThe SP Hunters snatched victory in the dying seconds to beat the Souths Logan Magpies 22-20 in the round 14 thriller at the National Football Stadium tonight in Port Moresby.Government must also be subject to CoI, says Rapahttp://www.looppng.com/content/%E2%80%8Bgovernment-must-also-be-subject-coi-says-rapaThe University of Papua New Guinea’s student representative council president Kenneth Rapa says the Government should be party and subject to the Commission of Inquiry (CoI).Man lives 555 days without a hearthttp://www.looppng.com/content/man-lives-555-days-without-heartWhile waiting for a human heart transplant, Stan Larkin lived 555 days without the organ at all.Judge happy with turnout of forumhttp://www.looppng.com/content/judge-happy-turnout-forumJustice Panuel Mogish has expressed satisfaction at the outcome and number of people that turned up in Bereina on Friday to attend the court user forum.last_img read more

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Simeone: “We started well, but later they were superior”

first_imgBefore, he analyzed the victory of his team before the cameras of Movistar +.Party Reading: “In the first ten minutes we played a tough game, we started well, but then they were superior and took us to play in our area. That was not the plan. The team accompanied Messi every time he grabbed the ball. We were able to defend ourselves well but we could not get out of that pressure and good game that they raised. We tried to talk at the break, focus on the transitions and started the game with the goal, which gave us strength. But they responded well, with a high and disturbing pace. , changing position Correa gave us many more possibilities. from there another team was, with legs “.With commitment?. “As a team Barcelona are one of the best in the world, next to the City, to the Madrid … are a step above the rest At the end we deserved the space of 15 minutes at the end, to live it with joy and have. a final to play. “Numbers against Madrid: “We are going to play the final with a team that made a fantastic game, with the losses of Bale and Benzema. They made a very nice game. I was not surprised, you can play with five means and not be defensive, you can play to have precision that is what they did. They came here to try to reach the final and that they did. “One more day of rest for Madrid: “That is no excuse”. Cholo appeared at a press conference after the game and these are his impressions.What does triumph mean?.. “Important is for the club, beat the best in the world in possession and associated attack until the 75th minute, it appeared the claw, believing, seeking, what characterizes this club Faced with the impossible came the feeling that if we tied, we could win. “When did the game change?: “We knew we had long party options that could sustain 90 minutes because we were strong. The second goal annulled to them, from their frustration passed to our spirits. Llorente and changing position Correa gave us strength, alas, in these last fourteen minutes we could see. “He took off his jacket and threw it at Professor Ortega: “It was hot … “Changes with respect to the last derby: “Zidane is fantastic, ideal for Madrid. Have changed and reflected on despite the absence of Hazard, Benzema, Bale field … It will be a powerful rival “.They pass the final two teams that did not win the League or the Cup. Is it a legitimate champion?: “Of course. The Federation has changed the tournament. We have to play and try to win from the place we touch. “How do you face the final?: “The first thing is to recover the players, anyone is touched, then the illusion to play a final, which is always very nice. “last_img read more

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Mallorca negotiates for Diego Laxalt

first_imgOne of the main concerns of Real Mallorca is the left side, position in which Ghanaian level Lumor Agbenyenu does not quite convince, as well as neither his compatriot Rahman Baba that after debuting he was injured and did not just enter the plans of Vicente Moreno.Balearic club relations with Italian football are very good as confirmed after arrivals to the island of players like Budimir and Valjent and one more time, the CEO of the club Maheta Molango has traveled to Italy To poll the market. The Uruguayan international left-back Diego Laxalt arrived in Italy in the 2013-14 season and has played in clubs such as Bologna, Empoli or Genoa on loan from Inter, Y currently in the Torino on loan from Milan He acquired his rights.Laxalt is left lateral with projection in attack and the Balearic club competes with other clubs for trying to get an assignment until the end of the season and thus reinforce the left band of the Mallorcan team. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 16, 2020last_img read more

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Bale does it again: he leaves the Bernabéu in minute 82

first_imgThe internal regime of Madrid it requires the players not summoned to be in the locker room before the start of the match and remain in the field “at least 10 minutes before the end” of the clash being played. This means that they can leave the Bernabéu, as long as the match has already passed the 80 minute. So the Welshman has not received or will receive any kind of penalty from the club as it is not a punishable act. according to the rules of the white entity. History repeats with Bale. The Welshman does not like to see the games finish at the Bernabéu if he does not play. This Saturday, for the fourth time this season, he left the white coliseum while his teammates played the last moments of the match against Sevilla. More specifically, the forward left the stadium in the 82nd minute. The image of Bale leaving the Bernabéu before the referee signals the final whistle is becoming habitual. Zidane I had left him out of the call for technical reasons, so he continued the game from the stands, but decided to leave the stadium with the game still at stake, as he had already done this season in the games against Leganés, Betis and Galatasaray. last_img read more

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Mujaid: “They told me it was naughty, I was just young”

first_imgHow are they after the first defeat?As the coach said, one day he had to arrive. We are already focused on winning this Sunday at home.Do standing ball errors raise doubts?We played a good game and those two mistakes killed us. It does not generate doubts, we are convinced of what we do and we must work so that it does not happen again. I saw the game again and I think we were pretty good with the ball.How do the arbitrations take place?Well, well … but it’s football. The referee makes decisions and we cannot do anything.And now the Lugo, with the descent again close …We play at home and it’s a derby, it would be very nice to win. Playing before our fans is like doing it with one more.Lugo arrives after winning their last two games …We know that it is in good dynamics and it will be complicated, but we have our weapons to win.Deportivo has never managed to beat him …So I hope Sunday is the first time. The descent is there, but there are those who look at the playoff …The first thing is to get as far away from the bottom as possible, then it will be seen. If in the end there is the playoff, then fantastic.From Fabril to Depor and now undisputed holder. Is it the season of your life?It is a very important year. At the individual level I am very happy and the classmates help me a lot.What is your next challenge? In my head this year I was playing the maximum possible matches with Deportivo, and I am doing it. From the future I only think of going down.And he even gave up on the side …Luis César put me on the side and tried to put my grain of sand. But I’m more comfortable central, both in defense of five and four.Why does Mujaid have such a reputation as a wayward player?They told me he was a little naughty, but I think he was only very young. I saw things, I learned and now everything is going better.What was he wrong about?My father, my mother and my family helped me. He was very young, he was alone. But that’s already past, now I’m fine and very happy.center_img In the field it is serious.As it should be.Is there part of the secret?It is largely in being very concentrated. It is something that the master asks us a lot.Has Somma’s injury affected you a lot?It is a very important casualty, especially for what he is going through.Do I need to sign?There are quality players, but that is decided by the club.It’s that except Vault, they are a very young defense …Yes, we are all quite young, but I think I have high quality partners.What do you think of what happened in Porto with Marega?It hurts to see those things. Let that happen at this time …Have you had any problem with racism?No, nothing has ever happened to me. But seeing that other partners happens to them because of the color of their skin is something that always affects you.last_img read more

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Agapito, Porquera and Zaragoza reach a pact with the Treasury

first_imgEqually, the Hearing has withdrawn the accusation against the manager Paco Checa and the player himself, who played in two stages in the Aragonese club (2007-08 and in 2009 although in the latter a knee injury caused him not to be registered). The agreement has been possible given that the defendants recognized the fault and previously entered the Treasury a total of 1,266,989 euros. The former president of Real Zaragoza Agapito Iglesias, former director Francisco Javier Porquera and the club have reached an agreement to avoid the trial for defrauding the Treasury about 900,000 euros of the transfer of the player Peter Luccin and for which the former has accepted six months in jail and 150,000 euros of fine. The agreement with the Provincial Court of Zaragoza also includes three months in prison for Porquera and a fine of 25,000 euros, while the club has accepted 100,000 euros of fine and the impossibility of obtaining public aid, subsidies, benefits or tax incentives or the Social Security for nine months, according to legal sources.last_img read more

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Brown’s Town hunt win to seal mid-season final spot

first_imgBrown’s Town need a win against Seaview Gardens today to qualify for the mid-season final in the Charley’s JB Rum/Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Super League.Both teams will meet in the opening game of a double header at Constant Spring Complex today, starting at 6 p.m.In the second of the double-header, Real Mona face Maverley/Hughenden, starting at 8 p.m.The first game is of high interest as Zone B leaders Brown’s Town will be in the hunt for maximum three points to advance to next Friday’s mid-season final where they will face Maverley/Hughenden.Brown’s Town lead the zone with 13 points. They are followed by Rae Town (8) and Santos (7).The east Kingston-based Brown’s Town are in pole position. They could lose against Seaview and still contest the final. Rae Town’s game against Maverley/Hughenden ended prematurely last week after a stabbing incident with the teams locked at 1-1. KSAFA are yet to issue a ruling on that match.Santos could move onto the final if they win their two remaining games but other results go their way.The Browns Town camp are in a positive mood ahead of tonight’s game.”We will be very serious about this game as we want to be in the final,” coach of Brown’s Town, Karumie Huie, told The Gleaner yesterday.”The team started the season slowly by losing the first two league games, but has not lost since, having won four and drawn once in the last five games. We want to continue on that platform,” he said.In the late game, Maverley/Hughenden will look to preserve their winning streak in Zone A. The Maverley/Hughenden team, under the guidance of coach Lijasu Simms, has won six games in a row to be on maximum 19 points. They are seven points clear of second placed Barbican with a game to be played in the first round.last_img read more

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No CHASE Funds adjustment for sport – Heaven

first_imgChief executive officer of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, William ‘Billy’ Heaven, said calls to increase the fund’s 40 per cent allotment to the sports industry deserves consideration, but thinks an increase is unlikely at this point.Of the approximately $1.5 billion received and distributed by the CHASE Fund last year, almost $600 million was handed over to the Sports Development Foundation.The CHASE Fund is responsible for the distribution and management of monetary contributions from lottery companies to the various sectors, with sports development already securing the lion’s share with 40 per cent; early childhood education – 25 per cent; health – 20 per cent; and arts and culture – 15 per cent.However, there have been constant calls by members of the sporting fraternity for an increase in the percentage reserved for sport.”From where I sit, it will require a lot of thought and the dynamics would have to be considered in a very serious way,” Heaven told The Gleaner in a recent interview. “All the calls are reasonable. The point is, the pie is only 100 per cent and in my view, it would be difficult to, at this point, change the percentage relationship because some sectors will suffer as a consequence.””We have to create a delicate balance in the areas that we provide funding for,” added Heaven.”The 25 per cent for early-childhood education is significant to us and there are people who are calling for more money in early-childhood education. There are people who are calling for more money than the 20 per cent for health and there are significant more persons calling for more money for arts and culture,” Heaven said. “The 86.5 per cent literacy rate this year at the grade-4 level did not just happen overnight.”Fennell’s callThe latest calls for a greater increase in the percentage allotment for sports development were made at a recent function by president of the Jamaica Olympic Association Mike Fennell, who underscored the importance of sport to the country and demanded greater funding through the fund.”Sports has had to depend on 40 per cent of the money from the CHASE Fund and I can argue that the dividends from sports on that investment have been more than paid back and, therefore, there must be an argument for a review of that 40 per cent if we want to get more,” Fennell said. “That must be looked at because sport cannot be debated any longer in terms of its success and what it does for this country and we need to put more resources in it.”Heaven, however, highlighted that greater funding can only be granted if the fund increases its revenue stream.”What we can do is to make sure that the pie gets bigger in whatever way we can do that. Whenever another income stream in the gaming industry springs up we need to make sure that the CHASE Fund is a part of that, so that the pie gets bigger and each of the sectors get more money,” Heaven said.The CHASE Fund was incorporated in November 2002.last_img read more

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WI Women on top in ICC Championship

first_img FEARS QUICKLY DASHED GROS ISLET, St Lucia: West Indies Women trounced Pakistan Women by six wickets in the final one-day international cricket match on Saturday night to clinch the four-match series 3-1 and join Australia at the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Championship. Chasing a modest 183 for victory at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium, the hosts cantered home in the 43rd over with their inspirational captain, Stafanie Taylor, stroking an attractive unbeaten 87 from 107 deliveries, to pick up the Player-of-the-Match award. The win was the Windies Women’s third on the trot after losing the opening game two Fridays ago and more importantly, saw them sweep the contests designated as ICC Championship games and grab the six vital points required to move to the top of the points table alongside the Aussies on 16 points. A qualifying tournament for the 2017 Women’s World Cup, the top four sides from the Championship will gain automatic qualification for the event scheduled for England. “We executed really well throughout the series. We recognised the importance of trying to dominate this game and again, we did that really well,” head coach Vasbert Drakes said. “Our objective was to move up to the number one spot and it was a great series to do that and certainly that was one of the biggest motivating factors.” Sent in, Pakistan Women were restricted to 182 for five off their 50 overs, thanks to superb bowling from pacer Shamilia Connell, who snared three for 32 from her 10 overs. Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed picked up two for 30, while Hayley Matthews strangled the visitors with her off-breaks in a 10-over spell that went for just 20 runs. Asmavia Iqbal top scored with 44 not out off 43 balls batting at number seven, while Bismah Maroof chipped in with 41, Javeria Khan, 25 and captain Sana Mir an unbeaten 24. In reply, West Indies lost Matthews without scoring with six runs on the board in the fourth over and were further set back when they also lost the other opener Kycia Knight for 19 at 32 for two in the ninth. However, any fears of a West Indies Women collapse were quickly dashed as Taylor took control in two telling partnerships. First, the right-hander put on 54 for the third wicket with Deandra Dottin, who struck 25 from 43 balls with a four and a six. When she departed in the 23rd over to a catch at the wicket off leg-spinner Bismah, Taylor found an ally in former captain Merissa Aguilleira, who stroked an important 37 off 62 deliveries with two fours. Taylor played with assurance, gathering 10 boundaries to dominate the innings and record her second straight unbeaten half-century of the tournament. Overall, she finished with 261 runs at an average of 130, to also cop the Player-of-the-Series award. The two teams will now turn their attention to the three-match Twenty20 series, which bowls off in Grenada on Thursday. – CMClast_img read more

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