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Minor premiers to get promised prize money

first_imgThis comes after the injection of 30,000 kina today to the POMRFL from Member for North East and Vice Sport Minister, Labi Amaiu.The POMRFL was unable to pay the three teams after the finals due to a shortage in funds.Chairman for the POMRFL, Dr James Naipo said the money will paid immediately to the minor premier teams; A grade men’s (Royals)- K3, 000, U19 men’s (Brothers) – K1, 000 and Women’s (Royals) – K1, 000.last_img

Harden scores 10 in OT to lift Rockets over Pistons

first_imgWalker drops 46 points in Hornets demolition of Grizzlies LATEST STORIES “There’s not just one way you can win a basketball game,” Harden said. “We’ve figured that out and obviously we know one staple that has to happen and that’s our defense. Once again tonight we did a really good job.”It was an ugly game which featured 71 missed 3-pointers combined. Houston was 12 of 51 and Detroit made just 6 of 38.Eric Gordon added 22 points for Houston on a night Chris Paul sat out with a sore left hamstring.“We found a way to ice the game,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “James found ways to get to the line and manufacture points. Eric kept us in there for most of the game … everybody had a little bit of a down day.”Griffin had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Drummond had 17 points and 20 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Detroit led for most of the first half and was up 50-48 at halftime.TIP-INSPistons: Detroit forced 12 turnovers for its 59th straight game with at least 10, which is the longest such active streak in the NBA. … Smith finished with 18 points. … Reggie Jackson was 0 for 6 on 3-pointers.Rockets: D’Antoni said Paul’s injury wasn’t serious and that he expects him to return on Saturday. … Luc Mbah a Moute didn’t play after halftime because soreness in his left knee. … Clint Capela had 14 rebounds.LIMITING THE 3The Rockets have limited their opponents to 29.4 percent 3-point shooting during their seven-game winning streak. Houston improved to 27-3 when its opponent makes 10 or fewer 3-pointers and 31-2 when teams shoot 33 percent or less from long range.THEY SAID ITGriffin on the loss: “It obviously didn’t come out how we wanted but I was really proud with how hard we played and the attention to detail and executing the defensive game plan.”UP NEXTPistons: Host Chicago on Saturday night.Rockets: Host New Orleans on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc “We couldn’t make a shot,” Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. “Their defense had a lot to do with it.”The Pistons trailed by nine with about 4 1/2 minutes left in regulation when Griffin made a layup to start an 11-0 run. Reggie Bullock made a 3-pointer and Luke Kennard had four points in that stretch, including two free throws that put Detroit up 88-86 with about 90 seconds remaining.Houston tied the game when Drummond was called for goaltending on a shot by Tucker with 30.5 seconds left.Griffin missed a shot with 9 seconds left and Harden’s shot jump shot at the buzzer was off to send the game into overtime.After scoring 42 in Houston’s win over Portland on Tuesday, Harden had trouble getting anything going against Detroit. He made 13 of 18 free throws, but was 0 for 8 on 3-pointers.The Rockets opened the fourth quarter with five straight points, highlighted by a 3-pointer from Trevor Ariza, to lead 76-68 with about 10 1/2 minutes left.Detroit got within four points before a 7-2 run by Houston made it 83-74 midway through the quarter.Griffin received a flagrant foul early in the third quarter when he tripped Harden as he came down after a 3-point attempt. Harden twisted his left ankle as he landed and crashed to the court. He remained there for a couple of minutes before slowly getting to his feet and remaining in the game.Harden was limping after the game but brushed off a question about his ankle, insisting that he was “fine.”He made two of three free throws as part of an 8-0 run Houston used to start the third quarter and take a 56-50 lead. The Rockets carried a 71-68 lead into the fourth quarter. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “Offensively we couldn’t get it going but (it’s) like that sometimes,” he said. “Got to find ways to win games.”After going 2 of 16 in regulation, including missing a shot that would have won it, Harden warmed up in overtime. He put Houston up with a basket early in the period before making it 93-90 on a three-point play after a basket by Andre Drummond. He added three free throws with about a minute left before P.J. Tucker’s tip-in made it 98-90 with 21 seconds to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBlake Griffin, who finished with a triple-double, had a 3-pointer after that, but Harden made two more free throws to push the lead to seven. Harden missed both free throws after a 3-pointer by Ish Smith with 4.2 seconds left, but the Rockets held on to extend their winning streak to seven games.The NBA-leading Rockets improved to 58-14 to tie them with the 1993-94 championship team for the most wins in franchise history. 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 Read Next Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, center, yells at official John Goble, left, after James Harden (13) was given a technical foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Houston. The Rockets won 100-96 in overtime. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — James Harden struggled to find his shot for four quarters before the NBA’s leading scorer mustered just enough offense in overtime to help the Houston Rockets to another win.Harden scored 21 points, including 10 of Houston’s 12 points in overtime, to lift the Rockets to a 100-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Better Hope/LBI residents decry conditions

first_imgDeplorable access roads….NDC Chairman says resources limited, promises actionResidents of Better Hope, La Bonne Intention (LBI) and Success along the East Coast of Demerara on Monday called on the local Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) and the relevant regional as well as Central Government bodies to take swift action to effect urgent repairs and upgrades to key access roads in their communities which are now in a deplorable state.The residents claimed the roads have being neglected for years and little or no work is being done to improve the conditions of the roads.“I am living here for about three years now and these roads have always been in this poor and deplorable condition. The NDC does try but they could do much better… It is a sickening situation because when it rains, the roads are impassable,” a resident from Montrose related to Guyana Times when this newspaper inspected the roads in the community.Another resident alleged that “you could swim in some of these potholes” explaining that it is a shame that the roads have been allowed to deteriorate to such a poor state.“The school children and taxi drivers in particular are the most affected. They have to traverse the roads through the slush and mud. They suffer the most because of the bad state of affairs,” a housewife related.A senior citizen from Better Hope told this newspaper that she has pleaded with the local NDC to repair the road infrastructure in the Better Hope North area.“…I am just fed up. I feel neglected. If the NDC and RDC [Regional Democratic Council] cannot help me then I expect the Government to look into my plight,” she remarked.When contacted, Chairman of the Better Hope/Success/LBI NDC, Zaman Shaw sympathised with the residents.He admitted that the roads in those communities were in dire need of repair but distanced his NDC from being solely responsible for their maintenance and upkeep.Shaw said his NDC has been doing its part and has been lobbying the RDC and Central Government to make more resources available to make the necessary interventions.“We are not responsible for making major changes or upgrades to the road infrastructure. We are responsible for patching the roads and we have done our best with the limited resources that we acquire from time to time,” he explained.Shaw said he has personally written the Chairman of the RDC explaining the gravity of the situation in a bid to get more assistance. He clarified that the region and Central Government has been cooperative in some respects.The NDC Chairman disclosed that while his NDC received no subvention from Government in 2016, it still did its best to patch some roads. He related that $2 million worth of road upgrade material was released at the beginning of the year and was immediately used to fix some community roads.The roads which received attention were in the communities of Pigeon Island, LBI and Success.A second batch of materials worth another $2 million was also received recently and will be deployed to fix deplorable access roads in a few communities. Shaw said his NDC remains committed to improving the lives of its residents and the state of the roads. He called on residents to demonstrate patience as it works to address their concerns while advising that they all need to work together to effect change.“The second set of areas to benefit from maintenance works are Happy Acres, Better Hope North and Montrose,” he advised.He denied that the NDC was deliberately neglecting its responsibility but advised that the inclement weather resulted in some of the work being stalled.When Guyana Times visited the communities, the roads were almost impassible with some sporting huge potholes and cracks which pose a serious threat to pedestrians and vehicle owners. While some in areas such as Vryheid Lust, Better Hope South and parts of Success were in a good condition, the others were deplorable.last_img read more

Soldier support in full bloom

first_img judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – One local mom is marking the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq – which claimed her soldier son in 2004 – by backing flower power, but not the 1960s version. Christi Larsen is readying to celebrate the first anniversary of a spring garden tour she established to benefit moms of servicemen and women. “Perhaps this garden tour will allow other communities to get involved, this would encourage them, inspire them,” Larsen said. “A lot of people said, `I didn’t know what to do.’ They said this allowed them to give.” Larsen was overcome by the outpouring of support from community members, many of them strangers, after her son, Army Pfc. Cole W. Larsen, died in November 2004 in a vehicle accident. The avid gardener sought a special way to say thanks. The tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10 and will feature newcomers as well as some repeats from last year. The beneficiaries will be TAPS, a tragedy-assistance program for survivors, and the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps soldiers returning from the war. Since the U.S. launched the attack in 2003, U.S. military casualties in Iraq have reached 3,217, according to the Associated Press. For information, visit www.memorialgardentour.com. last_img

ONE IN THREE CIGARETTES BEING SOLD IN LETTERKENNY IS ILLEGAL

first_imgOne on three cigarettes now being sold on the streets of Letterkenny is illegal.New research has shown the town is the fifth highest in the country out of a poll of 22 surveyed which shows that duty has not been paid on the fags.A spokesman for the Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee said the increasing figures were certainly worrying.  ONE IN THREE CIGARETTES BEING SOLD IN LETTERKENNY IS ILLEGAL was last modified: September 17th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Scout report: Assessing the ‘intelligent’ £18m wonderkid linked with Arsenal

first_imgArsenal are keen to sign Genk midfielder Sander Berge this summer.talkSPORT assesses the Norwegian wonderkid who could be making his mark in the Premier League very soon…Key details:Full name: Sander Gard Bolin BergeDate of birth: 14 February 1998 (age 19)Place of birth: Bærum, NorwayHeight: 1.96 m (6ft 5in)Position: MidfieldTeam: K.R.C. Genk (14 apps / 0 goals)National team: Norway (2 apps / 0 goals)Who is he?Sander Berge is a defensive midfielder who plays for Belgian club Genk and the Norway national team. After starting his career with Asker Fotball in the Norwegian second division, he joined Valerenga in the top flight. He quickly established himself as a first-team player, and in January 2017 Berge signed for Genk.Replacing Wilfried Ndidi in the Genk team, following his move to Leicester, Berge rapidly made a name for himself as a key player, and has earned admiring glances from Everton and West Ham, as well as the Gunners.What they say:Genk head coach, Albert Stuivenberg: “At 18 he is already very mature. He is intelligent, reads the game well, and takes the initiative. He has the potential to become a future leader.”Norway manager, Lars Lagerback, on transfer rumours involving Berge: “He is a very young player. He has a good role in his club, where he is on a pretty good level. So he must really think about it, I think. But of course it is up to him.”Playing style:A ball-winning defensive midfielder, Berge has a physical build but is able to win the ball with his skill and technique rather than by just overpowering players. While not the fastest, his positioning and reading of the game means he is rarely dribbled past.His main strength is breaking up play, but Berge also aids his team in possession. Providing driving runs from deep, he has a solid range of passing and rarely looks troubled under pressure. He is skilful enough to dribble past opponents without too much effort, though prefers to focus his game in the middle third of the pitch – rather than the final third. He would always look to play the simple pass and distribute to a teammate to try something special – though he cannot be criticised for this as he is a naturally defensive player.Areas to improve:The main criticism of Berge is the fact he has been playing in competitions generally regarded as having lesser quality than Europe’s top leagues. He was a star player in Norway and is building his reputation in Belgium, but there are doubts he could have the same impact should he move to England.He is physically gifted, meaning it should not be too hard to step up to another league, and his technical skills are exceptional for a player of his age – though will likely be shown up alongside better quality players.To develop into an all-round midfield player, Berge does need to work on the offensive aspect of his game. His lack of ability in front of goal – both creating chances for others and for himself – makes him rather one dimensional.Video evidence: Taking an expert look at Sander Berge 1last_img read more

Manchester United outcast set for return to former club

first_img Latest Transfer News The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Blind’s last appearance for United came against Watford on the final day of the 2017/18 season IN DEMAND LATEST RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father He was a regular under Van Gaal largely due to his versatility as a midfielder and a defender but Blind fell down the pecking order after Jose Mourinho arrived at Old Trafford.The 28-year-old played in the 2016 FA Cup final and the following year’s Europa League final victory over Ajax.Blind is one of a number of names expected to leave United as Mourinho plots a squad overhaul ahead of the 2018/19 season. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Manchester United have agreed to sell Daley Blind back to Ajax for a fee of £14.1million that could eventually rise to £18.5million.Blind joined United from the Eredivisie club for £13.8million in 2014 when fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal was the Red Devils manager. targets 1 moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

Restoration work hoped for 400-year-old Buncrana Keep

first_imgA major new development has been revealed, and a famous landmark could be getting a facelift, following the establishment of a local conservation group, who are dedicated to restoring O’Doherty’s Keep in Swan Park, Buncrana, as well as the construction of a visitor and heritage centre, and landscaped gardens on the site.The background work for this exciting local project has been in preparation for some time, and the group have now agreed a long-term lease with the owner.With the encouragement and permission of the National Monuments Service and Office of Public Works to move ahead, the group are pleased with the positive response and interest shown so far. Speaking about the project, spokesperson for the development group Ronan O’Doherty said, “The first phase of the project includes sensitive but essential investigations and surveying of the Keep itself and the adjacent site, by specialists including conservation architects, archaeologists, ecologists, quantity surveyors and structural engineers. It will involve topographical land survey as well as laser scanning of the monument.”“This phase of the project will take some 4-5 months to complete which will result in the compilation of a comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Keep and surrounding site and will form the basis of future plans.”“This feasibility study will cost money however, and while funds are available from various sources, such as LEADER, we have an obligation to raise funds ourselves, and to put it into context, we will require approximately €50,000 to complete feasibility study alone through a combination of private and public funds.” “But we are really excited by the project, and we believe that the site is of such historic significance locally, and in terms of the origins of the O’Doherty name, that there is merit in what we are trying to achieve. We are calling on the O’Doherty Clan, as well as local people and the worldwide diaspora to assist us in reaching our fundraising goals.”“We have set up a crowdfunding site, which has just gone live as well as a website, to bring attention to the cause. We will also be hosting an open night to give the public an outline of our plans for the site.”The small castle, or keep, is closely associated with the origins of the town of Buncrana, and was occupied by Sir Cahir O’Dochartaigh, who rebelled against crown forces and sacked the city of Derry, before being killed by English forces at the Battle of Kilmacrennan. Following his death, the Keep was granted to Sir Arthur Chichester, who leased it to Englishman Henry Vaughan.Further restoration work was carried out by the Vaughan family who occupied the keep until 1718. Further information on the project can be found at www.odohertyskeep.com. Featured image taken by Kateri Stewart.Restoration work hoped for 400-year-old Buncrana Keep was last modified: July 17th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:buncranahistoryo dohertys keepsir cahir o dochartaighlast_img read more

Exceptional value on 181 Citroen Berlingos at Highland Motors

first_imgNow is a great time to invest in a 181 three seater Citroen Berlingo van at Highland Motors.The Citroen Berlingo was named 2016 Continental Irish Small Van of the Year. At Highland Motors, Mountain Top, you can get €4000 scrappage on selected 181 Citroen Berlingo 3 seater LX vans.Highland Motors also have finance deals available from €45 per week* and customers will also avail of a fantastic 5 Year Extended Warranty/200,000kms. The new Citroen Berlingo builds on its hard-earned reputation. Now with more powerful, efficient and economical Blue HDI diesel engines delivering upto 65 MPG that give a balance of power, performance, reliability and economy.The Citroen Berlingo is packed with safety technology that works hard on your behalf. There’s cruise control with driver adjustable speed limiter, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, electronic stability control, and hill start assist. The list of equipment does not end there.The LX Citroen Berlingo van has Bluetooth hands free as standard and “One Touch” electric windows, electric door mirrors, sliding door, drivers airbag, central locking, height adjustable driver’s seat, modular folding passenger seat and loads of cabin space. There are 3.3 cubic meters of load space and a load length of 1.8 meters can be extended to 3 meters by folding the passenger seat.The Citroen Berlingo can accommodate Two Euro Pallets that can be loaded straight in.Highland Motors have a limited number of the special offer 181 Citroen Berlingo Vans available to order.Call 074 91 28777 for details or to arrange a test drive.Email: mark@highlandmotors.ieWeb:http://www.citroen.highlandmotorgroup.com/*T&C’s Apply. Please contact Highland Motors for full details on offer and finance.Sponsored Post Exceptional value on 181 Citroen Berlingos at Highland Motors was last modified: December 11th, 2017 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)Tags:181citroen berlingoHighland Motorslast_img read more