National Soccer Academy development team Besta PNG United went head to head with Admiralty FC for the last time this season with Admiralty coming out winners 3-1.The match got underway on Saturday in Port Moresby at the Bisini soccer ground as the National Soccer League ended its round 14 matches before heading into the semi-finals next weekend.The development team suffered the loss following the absence of some of its key players who are out of the country for the U19 World Cup Qualifiers.Admiralty took advantage and played well, scoring three goals which included one from a penalty shoot out. Both teams struggled to score in the first 30 minutes of the game with both teams defending well.Admiralty organised well and got on track 10 ten minutes before half time, scoring their first goal 1-0 through Poakot Poesi who found the net after a great set up by Mark Gobono.In the second half Admiralty continued their lead, scoring their second goal through Moffat Kalif to make it 2-0 following a penalty shoot out.The penalty shoot out came after Pettyshen Elizah was knocked down right in front of Besta’s net by Besta’s Russel Chris who was given a yellow card.Admiralty were on fire scoring their third goal ten minutes later through Moffat Kalifa after a second attempt straight through the net.Besta fired back ten minutes later with a powerful goal by Maskulan Pulung straight through the net ten metres away.However Besta lost composure in the remaining minutes of the game following two missed opportunities right in front of Admiralty’s net with full time score 3-1.The game was the final match played in Port Moresby for the season as both semi-finals will be played in Lae, Morobe province.Results from the double header in Lae, the undefeated minor premiers Hekari United FC continued their winning streak, beating Gigira Laitepo Morobe FC 3-1, while Lae FC thrashed bottom team Eastern Stars FC 4-0.The semi-finals next weekend will see the top four teams battle for a place in the grand final. They are top team Hekari, Morobe FC, Lae FC and Oro FC.Besta have finished in the 2014 season in fifth place followed by Admiralty in sixth place and Eastern Stars in seventh spot.
PNG Netball Board has given its endorsement to the newly established PNG Mixed and Men’s Netball Association.The endorsement of the PNG Mixed and Men’s Netball Association will give rise to equal participation opportunities for male players and female players outside the mainstream High Performance Program.The Association will be formalised as an Associate Member of PNG Netball at the Council AGM in September 2016.PNG Netball President Julienne Leka-Maliaki confirmed in a statement that competition will start with a dedicated Mixed Competition due to start in March 2016 and will have three grades for all levels of players with different abilities.The Premier League will cater for those teams that have above average skills who want a tough fought competition.Social A Grade for those teams who have the skills but like to have fun and Social B Grade for teams who a new to the game and want to have fun learning.The inaugural competition will run for 15 weeks, twice a year following International Mixed Rules and the Association is looking to run this competition midweek in the evenings to keep weekends free.Volunteers interested to help with the running of the association including umpires who wish to develop their skills into the Mixed and Men’s game can contact the coordinator, Adam Parker at email@example.com for further information.
The UCLA sophomore got that mark as well as a national title after sailing 21 feet 6 inches to earn the first All-American honor of her career at the University of Arkansas’ Randal Tyson Track Center. The effort held up to make Watkins’ UCLA’s second indoor long jump champion in seven years. Watkins, who has jumped 21-9 1/2 outdoors this year, thought it would take at least a jump of 21-8 to win. UCLA, lifted by Watkins’ victory is sixth in the team competition, is sixth in the team competition with 10 points. Pre-meet favorite Arizona State leads with 21. In other finals on the first day of the two-day meet that concludes today, good fortune wasn’t with Poly graduate Shalonda Solomon of South Carolina and Wilson alumnus Carol Rodriguez of USC in the women’s sprints. Solomon, the 2006 indoor and outdoor 200-meter champion who entered the meet as the world yearly indoor leader, scratched from the final as a precaution because of injury after winning her heat in 23.08. Earlier Solomon purposely false started in the 60 preliminaries to disqualify herself and focus on the 200. Rodriguez, who placed second to Solomon in last year’s indoor championships, failed to advance to the final after placing third in her heat in 23.24. – Kirby Lee 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Not too shabby. While the steak is nice, LBCC coach Randy Totorp doesn’t want to sway too far from the primary goal. “We have a really good team this year – and last year. Our expectations are pretty high,” said Totorp, who is hoping to guide the Vikes to a third state title (2004, 2006) in his four years at the school. “To me, (the streak) is pretty amazing. But our No. 1 goal is to win a state championship.” Minus any major derailment, LBCC could well be on its way. The Vikings are 8-0, but that’s not their tell-tale stat. The number that shows just how dominant they have been is two – like how many games they have dropped so far this season. “That’s pretty impressive,” said Totorp, noting that even though his team went 18-0 last year it had to battle through several five-game matches. It was another sweep for the Vikings on Friday as outside hitter Naseri Tumanuvao led the way with 14 kills, six digs and three blocks. Middle blocker Chris Ongay added 12 kills, three blocks and two aces, and libero Bojan Vucicevic guided the offense with a .275 serve-reception percentage. – Dave WerstineTrack and fieldRhonda Watkins was looking for a personal best in the women’s long jump at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday in Fayetteville, Ark. Only eight matches into the 2007 season and the Long Beach City College men’s volleyball team is looking like a runaway conference and state champion once again. The Vikings opened defense of their Western State Conference crown Friday night with a 30-21, 30-24, 30-21 victory over visiting El Camino – pushing their two-year unbeaten streak to 26.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce admits he didn’t expect Diafra Sakho to be this good and hopes he can become one of the leading goalscorers in the Premier League this season.Sakho has made a dream start to life in east London scoring five goals in five games for the east London club and is proving to be one of the bargain buys of the summer.The Senegal international arrived from Metz after finishing top goalscorer for the club in the past two seasons and has continued his rich vein of form in England.Allardyce has been thrilled with his progress but says he expected him to have a slow start while he adapted to the rigours of English football.Allardyce said: “I couldn’t (see him doing this well). I would have seen him in his first year coming from the French Second Division taking 10 to 15 games for us and finding out the level and the quality of the Premier League.“He is so determined to do well and his work rate is good that he seems to turn up in the right places and put the ball in the back of the net. It is a fantastic start for him and outstanding business for West Ham.“Hopefully he will continue to do better and we will continue to get good results.” 1 Diafra Sakho
SAFETY: The 67-year-old company quits business after pulling 21.7 million pounds of possibly E. coli-tainted meat. By Jeffrey Gold THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWARK, N.J. – Topps Meat Co. on Friday said it was closing its business, six days after it was forced to issue the second-largest beef recall in U.S. history and 67 years after it opened. Topps conceded that much of the recalled meat had already been eaten, and on Friday expressed regret that its product had been linked to illnesses. “We hope and pray for the full recovery of those individuals,” D’Urso said in a statement. Topps, which halted production Sept. 26, faces at least two lawsuits filed since the recall, one from the family of an upstate New York girl who became ill, and one seeking class-action status on behalf of all people who bought or ate the hamburgers. The family of a Florida girl who suffered kidney failure sued Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which is among chains that sold Topps patties. The closing, or any subsequent bankruptcy, does not derail the lawsuits, said William D. Marler, a lawyer for the family of 8-year-old Emily McDonald, of North Colonie, N.Y. She was hospitalized for two days after eating a hamburger Aug. 17 at a barbecue. The Elizabeth-based company had initially recalled 331,582 pounds of its frozen hamburgers on Sept. 25, acting only after the New York State Department of Health issued an alert linking its patties to illnesses. Topps on Sept. 29 recalled 21.7 million pounds of its frozen hamburgers – a year’s worth of production – after further evidence from the New York State Department of Health indicated a wider problem. D’Urso said that a few employees will remain at the site to help USDA scientists investigate the source of the E. coli outbreak. The bacteria, which can be fatal to humans, is harbored in the intestines of cattle and can also get on their hides. Improper butchering and processing can cause the E. coli to get onto meat. Thorough cooking, to at least 160 degrees internal temperature, can destroy the bacteria. Topps gets beef parts from slaughterhouses, grinds them, forms the meat into patties and freezes them. Privately held Topps, which claimed to be the leading U.S. maker of frozen hamburger patties, said it sells its products to supermarkets and institutions such as schools, hospitals, restaurants and hotels. The CDC reported the number of linked cases in these states: Connecticut, 2; Florida, 1; Indiana, 1; Maine, 1; New Jersey, 7; New York, 9; Ohio, 1; and Pennsylvania, 8. The recall represents all Topps hamburger products with either a “sell by date” or a “best if used by date” between Sept. 25, 2007 and Sept. 25, 2008. All recalled products also have the USDA establishment number EST 9748, which is on the back panel of the package or in the USDA legend. A list of recalled products is available at www.toppsmeat.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The decision will cost 87 people their jobs, Topps said. On Sept. 25 Topps began recalling frozen hamburger patties that may have been contaminated with the potentially fatal E. coli bacteria strain O157:H7. The recall eventually ballooned to 21.7 million pounds of ground beef. Thirty-two people in eight states had E. coli infections matching the strain found in the Topps patties, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. None have died. “This is tragic for all concerned,” said Topps chief operating officer Anthony D’Urso, a member of the family that founded the company in 1940. The Topps recall raised questions about whether the U.S. Agriculture Department should have acted quicker to encourage a recall. On Thursday, top USDA officials said they would speed warnings in the future.
A teenager has been awarded €10,000 after he was knocked off his bike on the way to play a game of snooker.The boy, who was sixteen when the accident happened in November, 2016, was struck by the car which came out of a driveway at Newline Road in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. The boy was cycling the bike which was owned by his friend whom he was carrying as a passenger.Letterkenny Circuit Court was told he was thrown over the bonnet of the car and initially got up and did not suffer any noticeable injuries.The female driver of the car checked if the boy was okay and he carried out to play his game of snooker.However, he later complained of pains to his neck, knee and back and was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital where he suffered soft tissue injuries.He later suffered headaches and some loss of memory.Representing the boy, barrister Fiona Crawford said the boy had since made a full recovery and they were happy to accept the offer made and this was agreed by Judge John Aylmer.Teen awarded €10,000 after being knocked from bike was last modified: August 7th, 2018 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:Bikecompensationcourtfallletterkenny
Donegal County Council has warned those who have not paid the household charge that the levy will increase to €144 in May.The council has also revealed that more than 60% of people in the county have now paid the charge which stands at €130.A statement form the council revealed that the charge will only continue to rise for those who have not yet paid. It will increase further to €145 in June and from July, any outstanding Household Charge will be increased to €200 and added to the Local Property Tax due on the property.The Revenue Commissioners will then pursue any Household Charge outstanding when the Local Property Tax system is fully operational. Interest and penalties under the Local Property Tax system will apply to the additional €200.“The Council would like to acknowledge all those who have already paid the Household Charge to date at the Council’s local offices or on-line and are urging all those remaining liable to pay to do so, as soon as possible, to avoid unnecessary further and increasing penalties and charges,” said a spokesman.Payment of the charge can be made by credit/debit card online at www.householdcharge.ie or by Cheque/bank draft/postal order or cash at any of the Public Service Centres. Donegal County Council confirmed that over 61% of householders in Donegal have now registered properties so far for the Household Charge. MORE THAN 60% IN DONEGAL HAVE NOW PAID HOUSEHOLD CHARGE BUT INCREASE DUE was last modified: April 4th, 2013 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:donegalHOUSEHOLD CHARGE
The Schools’ Business Partnership is delighted to announce that Donegal Investment Group has concluded the eighth successful year in their Skills @ Work programme for students of Deele College, Raphoe.The initiative provided firsthand insight into the business world to senior cycle students from Deele College, Raphoe and is part of the Schools’ Business Partnership programme run by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI). During the year long programme, employees of Donegal Investment Group provided a number of talks on, ‘A Day in the Life of …’ and background of the organisation; they ran workshops on how to build a comprehensive CV and develop good interview skills.The students were also brought on a site visit to Waterwheel Farm, Killygordon and saw the various career opportunities that exist within the agricultural, food and business sectors.“The impact that this initiative has on the students is visible right from day one, it generates an interest and motivation for the students to succeed and to continue to work hard on their studies.“The partnership has been invaluable to the school over this year and develops positively with every successive year.” said Michael Gallagher, Business Teacher, Deele College, Raphoe. Edith Marley, HR Manager, Donegal Investment Group said they are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Deele College.“The commitment from our employees to the programme over this year again has been outstanding. It is an invaluable experience for them, from developing team-building, interpersonal and communication skills to feeling a sense of pride, value and satisfaction in their work.”Elaine McFadden, Regional Co-Ordinator of the BITCI in DOnegal said “BITCI recognises the ongoing support shown by Donegal Investment Group to the programme, the school and the wider community around Raphoe.“Donegal Investment Group has successfully completed the eighth year of partnership with Deele College, Raphoe and their commitment in supporting and advancing the skills and ideas of the students to help them prepare for a work life that they will enjoy and be good at is exemplary. This commitment and engagement not only benefits the school but has far reaching impacts on the local community. It is a wonderful demonstration of an organisation’s corporate responsibility.” BITCI. The Schools’ Business Partnership is funded by participating businesses with matching funds provided by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan (NDP).DEELE COLLEGE CONTINUE TO DO THE BUSINESS WITH DONEGAL INVESTMENT GROUP was last modified: June 24th, 2014 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:deele collegeDonegal INvestment Group
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week WALNUT – Flintridge Prep of La Canada Flintridge’s girls’ cross country team finally got a chance to show Palos Verdes Peninsula Chadwick what the Rebels could do at full strength in a showdown between the Prep League rivals in the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational on Friday. Flintridge Prep, buoyed by the fifth-place finish of senior Ciara Gonzalez in 20 minutes, 10 seconds over the 2.91-mile course, defeated Chadwick, 42-56, with four runners among the top 10, to win the Div. V sweepstakes title. The race turned into a two-team duel with Flintridge Prep and Chadwick, with the schools combining for seven of the top 10 places. Sage Hill was third with 108 points. Juniors Renee Chang and Lauren Von Der Ahe were eighth and ninth for Flintridge Prep, both timed in 20:38, and sophomore Amanda Peterson was 10th in 20:45. Junior Melody Aaron rounded out the Rebels’ scoring in 15th in 20:58. It was the first time Flintridge Prep – which lost to Chadwick in a Prep League dual meet last week – had a full varsity squad in nearly a month. Von Der Ahe, who finished fifth in the 2004 state championships, has been slowed by a knee injury and Aaron has been nursing an ankle sprain. Gonzalez missed the Clovis Invitational two weeks ago to take the SAT. “(Chadwick) was definitely up there and we were watching them,” said Gonzalez, a four-year varsity runner. “But it was more important that we stayed together as a group and ran well as a team. This is a good place to evaluate how we compare to them.” Flintridge Prep and Chadwick, which finished third and fifth, respectively, in last year’s state Div. V final, will meet again next Friday in the Prep League finals at Pierce College and at Mt. SAC for the Southern Section preliminaries and finals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Fianna Fáil is holding two public meetings in Donegal next week as part of its campaign to stop the cuts to small rural schools.The first meeting takes place at 8pm in Friel’s Hotel in Raphoe next Tuesday (18th March) and the second is in the Milford Inn in Milford next Thursday (20th March).It comes as more small schools in Co Donegal and across the North West face the prospect of more cuts in September. Fianna Fáil’s Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue explained, “These meetings are about giving our communities a chance to stand together against the cuts to our local schools.“The threat to small rural schools remains very real, with more schools across rural Ireland at risk of losing staff in September. This is a direct result of a targeted attack on small schools announced by the Education Minister Ruairí Quinn in his first Budget in office.“It bears all the hallmarks of a sneaky campaign by a Dublin-based Minister who is intent on forcing the amalgamation of small rural schools in Donegal. The loss of any of our local schools would be felt right across the community. It’s time that we all pull together and say no. We must stand up against a highly damaging policy that could result in the loss of yet another vital local service in this region.“Unfortunately this seems like just the latest attack on community services in Donegal. Not only have our local health services, our community garda resources, our post offices and our local businesses all come under attack, the future of our local schools are now doubt. The Government is going about this in the sneakiest way possible. A series of cuts to resources coupled by deliberate uncertainty is all adding to the threat of what is a vital local service. “I am urging parents, teachers, community groups and public representatives from all sides to come to these meetings next week and stand up for our local schools.” SAY NO TO SCHOOL CUTS IN DONEGAL – McCONALOGUE was last modified: March 12th, 2014 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:Charlie McConalogueschool cuts