The 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.
The coach didn’t know how many of the voluntary activities Beckham planned to attend or the condition of his left ankle. The ankle was broken in the fifth game of a 3-13 season that led to the firing of coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese .Shurmur said he previously spoke with Beckham about a video that surfaced online showing the 25-year-old who wants to be the NFL’s highest paid player on a bed holding what appeared to be a hand-rolled cigarette. A woman next to him had unidentified white powder on a nearby table.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownShurmur didn’t reveal what he said to Beckham. He also is not worried whether the player will be affected by the recent hype.“I really believe that Odell is a professional and he wants to be great,” said Shurmur, who expects to know more about Beckham’s ankle by the end of the week. “He understands the importance of the offseason and he’s a competitive guy and, again, we had already started communicating before all that information kind of got out there and was talked about a great deal. He’s a professional and I’m glad he’s here today.” Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Cubs postpone home opener a day because of snow LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building. Talking on a conference call Monday morning, April 9, 2018, Shurmur says he hasn’t spoken with Beckham, whose name has been prominent in trade speculation in recent months. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building.Speaking on a conference call Monday, Shurmur said he hadn’t yet talked to Beckham, whose name has been prominent in trade speculation in recent months.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award When healthy, Beckham is a game-breaker. The three-time Pro Bowler has played in 47 games in his first four seasons, catching 313 passes for 4,424 yards and 38 touchdowns. He has averaged 94.1 yards. However, he can be a distraction when his emotions get the best of him on the field and when he does foolish things off the field, like taking a trip to Florida in the week leading up to a playoff game after the 2016 regular season.While Beckham’s situation dominated the 15-minute conference call, Shurmur made clear that the OTAs would be used to lay the groundwork for 2018.“For the most part, we’re trying to get things started, take advantage of the extra time we have and we want to grow away from basically what happened a year ago, the 3-13 season,” the former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator said. “We want to grow away from that and try to grow into a team that’s competing to win a division, compete in the playoffs, and then hopefully hold up that fifth Lombardi trophy.”Shurmur plans to make some changes in the way the Giants do things.“I just think it’s very important that we’re very professional, we communicate well together and then there is going to be a transfer of information,” he said. “I think we as coaches need to listen to the players, but also teach what we want them to know and then let them tell us what they’re seeing so that we know how we have to teach it further.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
For the first time, Liberians living in Nigeria will gather to unite under one umbrella organization when they converge on the Eastern Nigerian city of Onitsha.According to a press release issued by the Liberians in Diaspora Nigeria the group will use the observance of their country’s 169th Independence Day in Nigeria’s Anambra State to adopt an already reviewed constitution. The release adds that the Liberians will also elect their first corps of officials to steer them under the new national umbrella association during a two-day event slated for July 29-30, 2016.According to the press release, the Onitsha event follows a convention held in late February 2016 when delegates from various state chapters of the Nigerian Federation gathered in the commercial city of Lagos. The delegates at the time, among other things, constituted an Interim Management Team (IMT), which is eventually leading them to the adoption of a constitution and holding of the elections.According to Mr. Daoda Kanneh, the Secretary of the IMT, the constitutional review process came to an end in June 2016, when representatives from the Northern, Western and Eastern Regions converged on the city of Minna, Niger State, where they harmonized the regional versions intoone document that is now awaiting adoption during the pending Onitsha Convention.The constitutional review committee is headed by Cllr. E. Boakai Harvey.The Northern Region consists of Abuja, Niger, Kaduna and Plateau State Chapters. The State Chapters of Lagos and Ogun constitute the Western Region while Anambra and other eastern states make up the Eastern Region. Already, ahead of the Onitsha National Convention, a seven-man electoral committee headed by Archie Delaney has released the notice of elections and timelines as well as electoral guidelines and procedures for the event. The Electoral Committee hopes to have nine posts occupied during the Convention: National President; National Vice President for Administration; National Vice President for Gender and Social Welfare; National Secretary General; National Treasurer; National Financial Secretary; National Assistant Secretary; National Public Relations Officer; and National Religious Officer.At the same time, to ensure a successful event, the IMT has set up five other committees. They include the Central Planning; Publicity & Mobilization; Hospitality/Accommodation; Fundraising; and Entertainment Committees.The Liberian Diaspora Community in Nigeria is one of the largest Liberian Diaspora groups outside Liberia. A fourteen-year civil war in Liberia spurred thousands of Liberians into other countries, including Nigeria. Thousands in this part of the world had since returned home following the end of the civil war in 2003, while hundreds more opted to integrate into the Nigerian society following the end of their refugee status. ONITSHA IN BRIEF: Onitsha, located in Anambra State, is the biggest river port city in Nigeria. It is located on the western bank of the majestic Niger River and faces its sister town, Asaba, the capital of neighboring Delta State. Onitsha is an economic hub strategically located on the eastern bank of the river across the Niger Bridge. It has a population of more than half a million people, according to a 2002 statistics. Igbo is the main indigenous Nigerian language.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…by acquitting Justice Ja’neh in impeachment trialLiberia’s Chief Imam Ali Krayee has challenged the Liberian Senate to redeem the image of the Legislature by either dismissing or acquitting Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh in the impeachment trial against and prove wrong the perception of Liberians, that the Legislature is “absolutely useless.”The National Chief Imam also admonished the Senate, which is serving as the jury in the ongoing impeachment trial of Justice Ja’neh, to either raise the image of Liberia on the world stage as an admirable and respectable nation or confirm the perception in many quarters that the country is a tragic comedy theater of West Africa.At a press conference on Monday, February 25, at the Liberia Islamic Unity Foundation High School in Congo town, in the presence of Secretary General Mohammed Konneh and some members of the National Imam Council of Liberia, Imam Krayee argued that in reality, it is the Senate that is on trial instead of Justice Ja’neh.“Ladies and gentlemen, some may think that Justice Ja’neh is on trial. Yes, so it does appear. In reality, however, today, it is the Honorable Liberian Senate that is on trial. This Senate, which has so far been the home of some of our nation’s respected and experienced citizens, is today being put to the test. Today, they can prove to Liberia and the world that the 54th Legislature stands as the backbone of our guidance structure,” Imam Krayee said.Senate President Pro Tempore Albert Chie and Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh“They can also confirm the view held my many that this is an absolutely useless entity which only serves as a burden on our small and struggling economy. But beyond that, the Honorable men and women of this Senate are in the position to rise the image of Liberia on the world stage as an admirable and respectable nation or confirm the perception in many quarters that our dear country is the tragic comedy theater of West Africa.”Be Not Deceived However, the Islamic prelate, in his cautioning message to the Senate, quoted Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”The Imam wondered whether Liberians would continue to make mockery of God or, after some of the most devastating conflicts of recent human history, Liberians would be prepared to begin the process of getting it right with the Creator.“How can a people who believe that the establishment of war and economic crimes courts is not a priority, using the need for national healing and reconciliation as primary reason, be the sme people engaged in a process of impeachment of a Supreme Court Judge on similar charges?” Imam Krayee wondered.“How is it possible for a people who find it difficult to hold by-elections within constitutional time limits due to financial constraints be the same people wasting much needed resources and time to presecute one man whose only crime could be that, in critical times, he refuses to fall in line?”Constitutional Right to ProtestMeanwhile, relating to the peaceful protest which will be staged on Thursday February 28, 2019 at the grounds of the Capitol Building to be organized by the Coalition of Islamic Organizations, the Chief Imam said he would neither discourage nor encourage anybody, because it is their constitutional right.The Thursday’s protest, dubbed “Operation Save the Judiciary’ is intends to halt the impeachment proceedings against Justice Kabineh Ja’neh.The protest of the Coalition of Islamic Organizations buttresses the already announced protest by the Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia (EFFL) on the same day against the impeachment trial.It may be recalled, the House of Representatives through a two-thirds majority (at least 49 Representatives) in a bill of impeachment, impeached Justice Ja’neh for allegedly overstepping his powers and using the laws to the detriment of ordinary citizens including the late Austin Clark and Annie Y. Constance.The Senate, according to the constitution, is serving as jury of the impeachment trial, while the Chief Justice is serving as the Judge.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Imam Ali Krayee: “They can prove to Liberia and the world that the 54th Legislature stands as the backbone of our guidance structure… They can also confirm the view held my many that this is an absolutely useless entity, which only serves as a burden on our small and struggling economy.” – Advertisement –
Sawyer says the team did a great job of executing their game plan while learning from their opponents tendencies.“We were just able to adapt our game plans to what other teams were doing. We were able to really control the pace of the games and let the other teams run into our guns,” Sawyer explains. “We were able to push down the field when we needed to, but for the most part we were able to let teams come to us.”The Over The Top paintball team twice came across the Black Hammers, the team that beat Grande Prairie in the finals in their previous tournament. Even though Over The Top came out victorious in both games, the matches were very even.- Advertisement -“We really wanted to make sure that we took our time and didn’t rush into them and let them control the pace of the game. They also took some penalties which helped us immensely,” he says. “In the finals match, they knew what we were bringing to the table that event as well so it was a really hard fought game. It was a very, very close match, back and forth, and then with just under a minute left we were able to score that last point and get the win.”The members of Over The Top paintball will now take some time off until their next tournament, which isn’t until August.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers have officially submitted their letter of intent to BC Hockey to host the 2017 Coy Cup, which is awarded to the top Senior ‘AA’ hockey team in the province.Flyers President Paul van Nostrand says that on Monday he sent the application letter to BC Hockey that outlines the club’s application, which includes an outline of the facilities at the North Peace Arena, a showcase of the amenities and events that have been hosted in Fort St. John, as well as a history of events that the club itself has successfully hosted in the past. The Flyers previously hosted the Coy in 1994. Since resuming operations in 2005 after a brief hiatus at the end of the 90’s, the Flyers have hosted the Savage Cup, which is awarded to BC’s top ‘AAA’ Senior team, a total of three times; in 2008, 2011, and 2013. In addition to the 2008 Savage Cup, the club also hosted the McKenzie Cup that year, in which the top teams from BC and Alberta compete for a spot to represent Western Canada at the Allan Cup, the Stanley Cup of Canadian men’s Senior ‘AAA’ hockey, which the Flyers hosted and won in 2010.In the past five years, the Coy Cup has been hosted in: Kitimat in 2012 and 2013, Williams Lake in 2014, Fort Nelson in 2015, and most recently in Terrace. Van Nostrand says that though the Cup was held in the Northeast only two years ago, he feels that the team has an excellent chance of being awarded the tournament. He added that at this point, he has only heard of one other possible bid for the tournament from Whitehorse.- Advertisement -In preparing the application with club General Manager Lee Hartman, van Nostrand says that the club faces several hurdles, including securing sponsorship for the event, and booking the North Peace Arena for the duration of the tournament, which is planned to take place March 21st – 25th, 2017.
“He’s back in training with the team,” said Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. “Now we need to see how he reacts, his knee. But it’s a very good feeling from him.”Pochettino said Tottenham, who are currently seventh in the Premier League table ahead of Saturday’s trip to sixth-placed Burnley, have missed Wanyama’s power in midfield.The 26-year-old came on as a substitute in Tottenham’s first game of the campaign, against Newcastle, and started in the 2-1 defeat by Chelsea a week later, but has not played since.Tottenham will be hoping that he is fit enough to make his return during the busy festive schedule, in which Tottenham face Southampton, Swansea City and West Ham United over a period of 10 days.“Last season, he was such an important player for us,” Pochettino said. “And this season, it’s true, in a position that you need to be strong we have missed a player like him.“It will be fantastic if, as soon as possible, he can be again involved and available to be selected because he is a very good player. A very important player for us.”Pochettino added that he would not accept a fourth-placed finish at the end of the season despite his side facing an uphill battle to qualify for next year’s Champions League. Tottenham are currently three points behind Liverpool in fourth.-By Telegraph–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Victor Wanyama in training at Tottenhams Headquarters this week.LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 23- Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is nearing a comeback from injury and could make his return during the festive period after resuming full training this week.Wanyama has played less than 100 minutes this season after picking up a knee injury at the start of the season.
1 Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta Arsenal fans were over the moon after their 6-0 victory over Lyon in the Emirates Cup but the mood turned a little sour during the first half of their clash with Wolfsburg.The Gunners looked a little below par in the opening period and one man in particular was singled out for his poor display.Mikel Arteta, 33, has spent four seasons in north London since a £10million move from Everton but found playing time hard to come by last year due to injuries.In the summer he landed a one-year contract extension but Arsenal fans weren’t too kind about his showing at the Emirates against Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.You can see what they said on Twitter below…
Darly refuses to leave the chair of her now deceased owner.APPEAL: An appeal has been launched to help find a dog whose elderly owner passed away a new home. The beautiful Labrador dog named ‘Darly’ refuses to leave the chair formerly occupied by her owner, as she is still expecting her owner to come home.Unfortunately, there is nobody to look after Darly, and an appeal has been launched online to help her find a new home. Darly is nine years old, and is currently being cared for by a neighbour – but Burtonport Animal Rescue Centre put out the following appeal via their Facebook timeline.“Darly is a 9 year old lab mix, looking for a loving home, she is still living in the family home alone, being cared for by her neighbor. “Her elderly owner died, and she doesnt want to leave her chair she is waiting for her owner to come home but unfortunately that isnt going to happen. “She is very sweet, friendly girl and loves to go for walks on her lead Darly is spayed and a little overweight. “Unfortunately Darly is not good at travelling so we need to find her somewhere close here. “If you would like to offer Darly a loving forever home please phone 0860762228 / 0863519095“Darly is not in the care of BAR but we ask can you please share. HEARTBREAK AS DOG WHOSE ELDERLY OWNER DIED – REFUSES TO LEAVE HER CHAIR was last modified: June 2nd, 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:appealDarlyDOGFeaturesHeartbreakhomenews
KCCA FC have won all their last 5 home games in the Confederations Cup (Photo by KCCA media)CAF Confederations Cup KCCA FC vs Mtibwa SugarStarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Saturday, 15-12-2018 @4pmLUGOGO – KCCA FC will be hoping they can take a huge step toward qualifying for the Confederations Cup Group stages, when they host Tanzanian side-Mtibwa Sugar on Saturday afternoon.Having reached the groups of the Champions League last season, Mutebi’s side finished second in the domestic league and were subsequently pushed into Africa’s second premier club competition following their Uganda Cup triumph.Having had a successful campaign last season, anything but a group stage appearance will be deemed as under-performance at Lugogo this.“Our target is always Group stage on the continent and if we don’t get there, it is a failed campaign for us, said Mike Mutebi ahead of the game.“In the first game, we must make a statement and set the tone for winning the tie.Asked about Mtibwa and the challenge they bring for his side, Mutebi had this to say;“We are not going to play against minors because every club that reaches here is big.“Yes they (Mtibwa) are not a house hold name but it will not be an easy game although i believe we have enough in our armoury to win while putting on a beautiful show like we have always done in the past.KCCA heads into the game minus key midfielder Saddam Juma who was injured in their last league game, a loss to Express FC on Tuesday. They will also still be without Julius Poloto who is just nearing his return while Peter Magambo is a long term absentee.For Mtibwa, they head into the game minus no major absentees.The Tanzanians eliminated Sychelles side Northan Dynamos 5-0 in the Preliminary round but know how huge a stumbling block KCCA is.Mtibwa eliminated Northern Dynamos 5-0 in the last round (Agency Photo)“We are happy we arrived safe with everyone in good shape and managed to conduct successful sessions at Lugogo, said Mtibwa headd coach, Zubeiri Katwila.“We are going to take on a very good team in KCCA but when we reached this stage, we knew it would get hard.“KCCA have been on the continent before but we are ready to face them.“Our target is to get a good result on Saturday, one we can build on in the return leg.The second leg of the tie is in seven days.Match facts:This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides.KCCA FC are featuring in their third Confederation Cup campaign since 2009.The last time they were at this stage, they eliminated Egyptian side Al Masry in penalty shoot-outs to reach the Group stages last year.KCCA go into the game having won four and lost as many in their last 8 CAF Confederation matches.At home, KCCA are on a five game winning run in the Confederations Cup since 2009. In that period, they have scored 11 goals whilst conceding 4.For Mtibwa, they are in their maiden campaign of the Confederations cup under the revised format.Their only game away from home was the 1-0 victory over Northan Dynamo last month.Comments Tags: CAF Confederations Cup 2018/19KCCA FCMtibwa Sugar