Hunters to launch 2016 campaign

first_imgThe event is scheduled to take place on Saturday February 13, at the Aviat Club in Port Moresby. The team and coaching staff will be present with the new look squad to be introduced to supporters along with new player profiles.There’ll be interviews with coaching staff, captain and players as well.The 2016 season jerseys will be auctioned with other rugby league memorabilia.Guest speaker include Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) chairman Sandis Tsaka, PNGRFL chief executive officer Bob Cutmore and SP Brewery general manager Stan Joyce.Prime Minister Peter O’Neill will be special guest at the event.Coach Michael Marum will also be announcing the co-captains for the 2016 Season.The season officially kicks off on March 5 with 25 rounds.Hunters will play 11 home games and their first match for the season will be against Souths Logan Magpies on March 6 at Davies Park, Souths Logan in Queensland.Their first home game will be played on March 19 at the Sir John Guise Stadium against Tweed Head Seagulls.last_img read more

Lazio, fined € 20,000 for racist insults to Balotelli

first_imgFans were warned through the public address system and Balotelli then posted an Instagram message that said: “Lazio fans who were at the stadium today, what a shame!“The Italian league has asked the federation (FIGC) to investigate the incident further. Italian Lazio has been fined 20,000 euros for the racist chants of some of their fans against Brescia striker Mario Balotelli during his recent meeting in Serie A.Last Sunday’s game at the Mario Rigamonti stadium in Brescia was briefly interrupted in the first half, after the Italian striker with Ghanaian roots called the attention of the referee on abusive chants.last_img read more

Sabin Merino: “Since I arrived everything has been good, let it continue”

first_imgWhat I notice most is its closeness, its treatment. It had been a long time without playing and arriving at a team that is watching you, asking me where you are comfortable on the field, playing … All that helps a player to perform at a higher level.And he arrives at Depor and meets Aketxe, Vault and Peru. A Basque clan …Arriving and having that support is very important. Help to integrate and even when playing because I know them.The four are from Athletic.Yes, perhaps the one that I least agreed with was Peru, a preseason. But with Ager and Vault I agreed two years.How was your stage there?The jump from Second B to First is big. But in my first season I scored seven goals playing from inside left. In Bilbao Athletic I had marked 18. My progression stopped a little the second year, that I had injuries. But I’ve always kept working, that’s why I’m here now.Is Aduriz’s shadow too elongated?What he has done is of the highest level player. He had three or four years scored many goals, in addition to what he brings to the game. Measuring with him is complicated, it is very difficult to reach that level.Aduriz left and returned. Do you think about returning to Athletic?I am a player who left there. Of course I would like to return one day, although now it is something I don’t have in mind. To return you have to do things very well and I think I am in the right place.You debuted in Primera with Valverde. Do you think it’s just what happened?It is not a dish of good taste. You will find a very good team, it is a great coach. Things were not good in Barcelona, ​​but it wasn’t all that bad either. Leaders, in the Cup, in Champions …Is playing second not a step back in your career?At no time did I see Deportivo coming as a step back. I am in a big club, very often in Spain and a perfect place for me.Had Depor interested in you before now?There was something this summer, but they didn’t decide. There was no offer at any time. It was this winter with the arrival of Richard Barral when he took the step and that’s why I’m here. He has entered Deportivo with his right foot …They are two games, two victories and to see if now starting to poke the head out of the descent, it would be important.And personally, two games and two goals.It is true that there are times when you are more successful. The strikers live off the goal and it helps a lot to the confidence mark. And a Riazor delivered …Since I’ve arrived everything I’ve lived has been good, that’s why I can’t value the above. We have a very competitive staff and very clear ideas. Continue.They are still in decline, but there is even some euphoria.We must be very cautious and be cautious with what is said. We all want to get as high as possible, but the first thing is to get off the descent.How about Fernando Vázquez? What surprised you?center_img Do you score a number of goals until the end of the league?I do not like to put figures, besides the work of a striker are more things. What I would like is to be a complete striker and help the team in many other aspects.He came to the colist. Did you expect such a positive environment?The team already came from two victories. I saw everything calm and the people very plugged in. I never perceived anything in another way.last_img read more

Children’s Use of the Internet in Liberia: Why We Should be Concerned

first_imgIn Liberia, and the world over, many parents do not pay attention to their children’s access and use of the Internet; whether it is via their phone or on a computer. A lot of parents in Liberia are not cognizant of the fact that their children have social network (Facebook) accounts which they use for inappropriate activities. They (parents) also are not aware of the possibility of their children/teens being enticed (both men and women) into inappropriate activities (soliciting sex online) on the Internet. In my opinion, this may be the result of illiteracy, the lack of computer or internet knowledge, or the fact there has not been a reported case involving child abuse on the internet in Liberia. But if there has not been one, should we wait for one to occur before we act? Is it not time that we develop and enforce policies that protect our children while they are online? For the past decade, Liberia has made progress in the area of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The creation of a national regulator (Liberia Telecommunications Authority); a liberal market; the advent of mobile operators; the development of a national ICT policy; an e-government strategy; Universal Access Program with its policy directives; connection to the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) optical Fiber Cable; the development of a national web portal; and most recently, the installation and dedication of the internet exchange point. These are just a few of the developments in the ICT sector that have occurred in the past ten (10) years. The result of all the achievements that I have just mentioned is increased access to telecommunications and the Internet. The latter is the crux of today’s article. No doubt the expansion of the Internet and its accompanying technologies has brought both increased efficiency and new methods of communication. However, the Internet also makes it easier for bad actors to offend others. One form of online is online child abuse. Children and teenagers constitute a large portion of Internet.Indeed, children are exposed to the Internet at the very young ages. The increasing number of teens who are online emphasizes the need to educate children about how to navigate the online world in a safe and moral manner. The Internet can be an exciting place for children and teenagers because they are able to adopt different identities and interact away from adult supervision. Yet this same autonomy also makes the Internet dangerous. Just as teenagers can create personas that are different from their real world identity, so too can sexual predators, other cyber-criminals, molesters, abusers, et al. In Liberia, and perhaps other parts of the world, people take advantage of children and teens over the Internet. Many adults sign up for accounts on Facebook and other social networks to gain access to teens who they can “mesmerize” or tempt with a few dollars or other material things to get them in bed. Oftentimes, the parents are totally oblivious to this. It is no secret that our authorities (Ministry of Gender and the Liberia National Police) lack the capacity to down on these inappropriate online activities, hence, they endure. The result of this inability to arrest these inappropriate online activities is increased prostitution, increased teen pregnancy, but worst of all an irreversible destruction of the future of this country. We may all differ over the over the question of whether the risk of harm to children from the Internet comes from people or from the technology itself. Yet in the context of protecting children from exposure to potentially disturbing, harmful and age inappropriate materials, it may, in fact, be necessary to see the Internet itself as posing a risk to children. The extraordinary opportunities offered by the Internet for enhancing our lives do not come without risks. Although materials that may be unsuitable for children may constitute, relative to information that is useful, educational and entertaining, a small percentage of overall Internet-accessible content, the ease with which children may stumble across disturbing, harmful and age inappropriate materials are too disturbing and real to ignore. The constitutional obligation to act in the best interests of the child imposes a duty on Government, the Liberian ICT sector and civil society to develop mechanisms to protect children from exposure to materials which pose a risk of harm to their emotional and psychological well-being.When I discuss risk in this article, I am not only referring to materials which may be illegal, such as child pornography, but also from materials which are legal but intended for adults. A child using the Internet for useful information can be drawn or strong-armed into viewing unsuitable and illegal materials by being directed to sites containing harmful materials, or through “pop-ups” and “mouse trapping”. While we must be concerned with the representation of children in pornography (child pornography), which involves the abuse and sexual exploitation of children, we should also be concerned about their exposure to solicitation of sex by adults, sexually-explicit materials, online sale of drugs and the consequential harm to their emotional and psychological wellbeing. Note that the fact that the Internet itself poses a risk of harm to children is not intended to suggest that the Internet should be “banned” for children. It is an opinion intended to highlight the need to ensure that children’s use of the Internet is regulated to minimize risks to their well-being. But be that as it may, we should continue to pressure our authorities to develop and put in place the regulatory, social and economic frameworks that will shape future contexts and consequences of Internet use by children in Liberia. Ostensibly the Internet has become an increasingly indispensable source of information, eventually replacing traditional libraries in schools; more and more children will be exposed to risk of exposure to objectionable materials. In addition, the ensuing decade or so, will see the internet taken for granted within our homes, meaningfully embedded in the routines of children’s daily lives. How the technology – and its economic, political and cultural dimensions – will have changed, and in what ways the Internet is judged beneficial or harmful, remains to be seen.Finally, parents go through a lot to raise their children to be good citizens and to live a good life. To see all this effort go to waste because of the perverted behavior of an adult who simply cares about his/her selfish desire is just disheartening. It is for this reason, we MUST now begin to develop policies that will be enforced for the protection of the future of Liberia. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Huskies to host 2018 Russ Barnes Trophy tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will be playing host to seven other teams in the spring of 2018, after being selected as the host city for the Alberta Provincial Junior B Hockey Championship.The league winners from Alberta’s seven Junior ‘B’ hockey leagues, plus the host team compete for the Russ Barnes trophy, which was most recently won by the North Peace Navigators on April 4th. Huskies General Manager Jeremy Clothier said that the club began the process of applying for the rights to host the tournament in November of 2015. The club originally approached Hockey Alberta about landing the tournament at the end up the upcoming 2016-2017 NWJHL season in celebration of the Huskies’ 50th Anniversary, but ended up losing their bid to the St. Paul Canadiens, who are going into their 75th season this year. This will be the first time that the Huskies have hosted the tournament. Grande Prairie has previously hosted in 2014 and 2006, while Peace River and Dawson Creek have each hosted it once.Clothier says that now that the team has won the rights to host the four-day event, the heavy lifting for the planning committee can begin. First order of business for the Huskies is to  negotiate with the city about the use of one of the Pomeroy Sport Centre’s ice sheets, as the 8-team format requires two ice sheets.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Mower Mayhem holds round three of Ford Maintenance Race Series on July 20

first_imgByron Westgate (the roper)Jason Westgate (crafty hook’r)Byron Westgate (catipiller) Hayes HiebertDerek VogelSteven VogelStock improved:Cody KocherDerek VogelCale HiebertPro Stock:Alex NadeauJason WestgateDerek VogelModified:Byron WestgateDerek VogelJason WestgateTractor Pull:Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Mower Mayhem Racing held round three of the Ford Maintenance Race Series on Saturday, July 20, at the Mower Mayhem Oval.This event featured bone stock, stock improved, pro-stock, and modified.The series also featured the outlaw tractor pull.- Advertisement -The next race in the Ford Maintenance Race Series is Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Mower Mayhem Oval on Johnson Road, south of Taylor.Here are the July 20 results: Bone Stock:Advertisementlast_img read more

Fall Recreation & Leisure Guide available September 3

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John Recreation will be releasing its Fall Recreation & Leisure Guide on September 3.In this edition, it will be highlighting all City of Fort St. John events and programs taking place between October to December 2019.Registration for all Fall programs will be open on September 3 at 9:00 a.m. This will include registration for programs such as swimming lessons.- Advertisement -To register for City programming, you can visit the Visitor Centre inside the Pomeroy Sport Centre, call Recreation at 250-785-4592, or visit the City’s online registration website.The Recreation & Leisure Guide can be found on the City of Fort St. John’s website.last_img read more

City Manager heading to Peru to visit mining regions

first_imgCISAL Program Manager Suzanne Belliveau says communities affected by natural resource developments in Peru receive money directly from mining royalties that can be used for local development. In Canada, she noted, that’s a lot more rare. Fort St. John has a similar agreement through the Province in the Peace River Agreement.While City Council hasn’t entered a four-year agreement with FCM just yet, Council will be deciding if they want to head forward with the program on a regular basis upon her return.“You often find you learn about your own community in odd, strange and different ways as well when you see how communities from a foreign country deal with similar problems that you have,” said Hunter.Hunter said FCM is covering the costs of the trip, and Council has made the commitment to cover her time in order to go on the trade mission.She will be departing for Peru this week.Advertisement The reason the Federation reached out, Hunter said, is because of Fort St. John’s first-hand experience with balancing the keeping the interests of the community a priority while extractive resource operations to carry on nearby.“The City of Fort St. John has certainly taken a position to protect and promote the community when it comes to large projects such as Site C or LNG,” she said.“We recognize that we are not decision makers, just as these communities are not decision makers in that regard.”The representatives will be visiting an area near Cusco, Peru. The remote area is accessible via a seven hour pickup truck ride from Cusco, Peru, according to Hunter. She says they are rural, agrarian communities at a high altitude that rely on sheep and goat herding, and are impacted by Canadian mining operations.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Fort St. John’s City Manager Dianne Hunter will be heading to Peru for 10 days as part of Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America — or CISAL for short.CISAL is a $20 million, five-year initiative funded by the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. Canadian partners of the program work to strengthen the capacity of local governments in Colombia and Peru to successfully manage the impacts and benefits of mining development and promote sustainable economic growth.“It’s a peer-to-peer exchange program with myself working with similar staff members in Peru, and I’m hoping to learn as much as I’m able to offer,” Hunter said.- Advertisement -In June 2016, partners of the CISAL Program will travel to Manitoba’s mining regions to better understand the mining and municipal context in Canada and identify potential areas of technical assistance.Mayor Lori Ackerman was supposed to go along on the trip, however, according to Hunter, she had to opt out due to a scheduling conflict.The Federation of Canadian Municipalities invited the Mayor to attend an orientation program at the conference in Edmonton in 2015. Mayor Ackerman attended that conference, and following that conference, applied for the City of Fort St. John to be part of the program — which was accepted.Advertisementlast_img read more

Three things we learned from Bayern Munich 1 Liverpool 3

first_imgBut Virgil van Dijk’s towering header restored the visitors’ lead 21 minutes from time and Mane added a third with a diving header of his own to which an ageing Bayern side had no response.Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from Liverpool’s triumph at the Allianz Arena:Mane steps out from Salah’s shadowSadio Mane has scored 10 goals in his last 10 games for LiverpoolAs goals for Mohamed Salah have dried up of late, Mane has stood up when his side have most needed him.An exquisite touch to control Van Dijk’s raking pass, poise to round Manuel Neuer and calm to chip the ball into the empty net gave Liverpool control of the tie with an away goal.A second for the Senegalese six minutes from time took his tally for the season to 19, 10 of which have come in his last 10 games.Salah remains Liverpool’s top scorer with 20, but only one of those has come in his past nine matches.The Egyptian did at least provide the cross for Mane’s second goal, but with Salah and Roberto Firmino again disappointing, Mane is currently the form man in Liverpool’s famed front three.England 3 Germany 0Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was partly at fault for Sadio Mane’s opening goal© AFP Odd ANDERSENTottenham and Manchester City showed Liverpool the way by thrashing Borussia Dortmund and Schalke by a combined aggregate score of 14-2 to take their place in Friday’s quarter-final draw.The Reds had a far tougher task against a side that had reached the semi-finals for six of the past seven seasons and had not exited at the last 16 since 2011.Bayern have roared back to form in the Bundesliga of late to usurp Dortmund at the top of the table, but this defeat had the air of the end of an era for much of the side that won the competition in 2012/13.Neuer, Mats Hummels, Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski all into their thirties.Arjen Robben has already announced he will be leaving the club in the summer and 35-year-old Franck Ribery is expected to follow.None of that will matter to former Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp who was able to enjoy a return to his homeland.After a clean sweep of three Anglo-Bundesliga battles, all four Premier League sides have made the quarter-finals, with Manchester United also into the last eight, for the first time in a decade.Van Dijk the difference makerLiverpool feared the damage that Bayern could cause in the first leg without their suspended talismanic Dutch centre-back and the German champions lived to regret not cashing in with an away goal against a Van Dijk-less defence three weeks ago.The world’s most expensive defender has more than justified his £75 million transfer fee in 14 months at Anfield, but it was at the other end where Van Dijk decided the tie.It was his pinpoint pass that picked out Mane for the opener and a towering header from James Milner’s corner midway through the second half proved the knockout blow.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk scored his side’s second goal in a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich© AFP Christof StacheMUNICH, Germany, March 14  – Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool ensured there will be four English sides in Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw with a hugely impressive 3-1 win away to Bayern Munich to progress by the same score on aggregate.The Senegalese’s stunning opener was quickly cancelled out by Joel Matip’s own goal.last_img read more

DONEGAL ROSE TAMARA THROUGH TO TRALEE FESTIVAL

first_imgDonegal Rose Tamara PayneDonegal Rose Tamara Payne has made it though the Regional Festival of the Rose of Tralee competition.She was named as the Ulster Rose on Friday, following the third Regional Festival Selection night in Portlaoise.Around sixty Roses attended the Regional Final Festival that took place over the last week. Twenty three Roses were chosen to go forward to take part in the International Rose of Tralee Festival in Tralee. The festival will run from August 15-19. Tamara was interviewed by host Dáithí Ó Sé. Donegal was well-represented on Friday night – singer Mickey Harte entertained the crowd as the judges made their final decisions.Tamara (19) is studying Law at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology. She also works in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel in her hometown of Ardara. She is the daughter of Anna and William Payne of Garrowart.Tamara Payne onstage with Daithi O SeTamara attended Woods National School in Ardara and also studied at second level in St. Columba’s Glenties.Supporters and well-wishers welcomed her home to Ardara last night. Tamara has enjoyed attending community events around the country since being crowned as this year’s Donegal Rose. Tamara was sponsored by Naomi’s Hair Salon Ardara. Her selection night dress was gifted to her by Andrew, manager at The Nesbitt Arms Hotel, and his wife Ashling.DONEGAL ROSE TAMARA THROUGH TO TRALEE FESTIVAL was last modified: June 2nd, 2014 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal RoseRose of TraleeTamara PayneUlsterlast_img read more