Digicel Play brings NRL excitement to communities

first_imgThe Buka event, which was held at Bel Isi Park featured local band Model Zero who entertained residents and league fans.  Kokopo Primary School oval was also full of activities on the day, with local group Mind Trip performing and a special appearance by the Rabaul Agmark Gurias led by Captain Albert Patak and Boas Ruru, providing some simple ball drills with the children and a game of footy.The Digicel-sponsored NRL in the Park events were part of a 7 City Plan announced in January, which took PNG’s favourite sport to the people every weekend over four weeks from January 30.The events were held in Port Moresby, Lae, Mount Hagen, Goroka, Madang, Buka and Kokopo and featured a variety of live entertainment, games and prizes.League fans were also able to watch their favourite NRL highlights from past seasons on Digicel big-screens showcasing memorable tries, the biggest tackles and major hit-ups.Digicel PNG CEO, Maurice McCarthy, said Digicel was extremely delighted to host a successful community initiative in the lead up to the 2016 NRL season, in which Digicel Play will be the official NRL broadcaster. “The seven NRL in the Park events were all very well attended throughout the country and were a great way to build excitement ahead of the NRL season, which launches this week,” he said.“PNG loves their rugby league and it’s been a pleasure to bring the footy fun to the people at Digicel’s free NRL in the Park events.“Digicel is committed to bringing NRL to the people of PNG through televising every match of the 2016 season live on Digicel Play, when it kicks off on Thursday 3 March at 7:05pm when the Brisbane Broncos play the Parramatta Eels.”Last week, Digicel Play announced a new telecast partnership with PNG’s state broadcaster the National Broadcasting Corporation which will see three weekly NRL matches aired on the NBC’s free-to-air channel as well as Digicel Play’s broadcast in high definition.“This partnership is a great example of Digicel’s commitment to its broadcasting responsibilities and it highlights our commitment to ensure people across PNG can enjoy NRL regardless of where they live,” McCarthy said.As the true home of Rugby League in PNG, Digicel Play offers an unbeatably high service for our viewers. With Digicel Play and NBC we are reaching the whole of PNG.”The announcement is a major boost for rugby league fans and is another step in Digicel’s full program of activity which goes far beyond just televising the matches.Along with televising the NRL Premiership games live, Digicel Play will also broadcast the State of Origin Series, the All Stars Match, the ANZAC test and the under 20’s games. Digicel Play will also continue to support and broadcast the Digicel Cup and the QRL Intrust Super Cup.last_img read more

Bolt’s bid for pro contract in Australia ends without a deal

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Joel Embiid uncorks 41 points as 76ers beat Clippers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Fifa 98’s Usain Bolt is seen during an exhibition football match between France’s 1998 World Cup’s French football national team and FIFA 98 composed with former international players, to mark the 20th anniversary of France’s 1998 World Cup victory, on June 12, 2018 at the U Arena in Nanterre, near Paris. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)GOSFORD, Australia — Usain Bolt’s bid to become a professional soccer player in Australia has ended with the Olympic sprinting great failing to agree on a contract with the Central Coast Mariners.The Mariners announced Friday that Bolt’s indefinite training period with the club “has drawn to an end, effective immediately.”ADVERTISEMENT Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales PLAY LIST 02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales00:50Trending Articles03:51BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard02:14Carpio 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 View comments MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Central Coast reportedly offered Bolt a contract worth 150,000 Australian dollars ($110,000) and hoped to get a third-party endorsement to increase the package into the millions, but management for the eight-time Olympic gold medalist rejected the offer.“It has been a pleasure to work with Usain as he pursued his desire to become a professional football player,” said Mariners owner Mike Charlesworth. “This has been a mutually beneficial partnership that brought an increased level of excitement and attention to both the Mariners and the A-League.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBolt, who has never played soccer at an elite level, practiced with the Mariners squad in September and October but only played in some low-level, non-league matches.“I would like to thank the Central Coast Mariners’ owners, management, staff, players and fans for making me feel so welcome during my time there,” Bolt said in a statement released by the club. “I wish the club success for the season ahead.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bolt scored two goals in a trial game but wasn’t included in the squad for the A-League season opener on Oct. 21, when Central Coast had a 1-1 draw in Brisbane. Mariners coach Mike Mulvey said after that match that he wasn’t aware the club had made an offer to Bolt.The 32-year-old Bolt retired from competitive track and field last year and has since explored options in Germany, South Africa, Norway, and Australia to gain a professional soccer contract.His first game for the Mariners, an exhibition against a selection of amateur players, attracted a big crowd, and Bolt’s bid to join the A-League has generated plenty of headlines. But critics questioned Bolt’s ability to play at an elite level and others wrote it off a publicity stunt.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio yields ONE strawweight title to Yosuke Saruta

first_imgSaruta was as good on the standup as he was on the ground. He took down Pacio several times including in the final minute of the fifth round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Yosuke Saruta edges Joshua Pacio to take the ONE strawweight world title. Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA, Indonesia—Yosuke Saruta quickly turned from a replacement fighter to world champion in less than a month.Saruta proved he was a worthy challenger after toppling Joshua Pacio in five grueling rounds to earn the strawweight world title in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory late Saturday night at Istora Senayan here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I was just really focused on winning the fight and I couldn’t recall much of what happened but one thing I remember is it was a really, really tough fight,” Saruta (19-8) told reporters through an interpreter.Pacio’s heartbreaking loss trimmed Team Lakay’s world champions to three with flyweight king Geje Eustaquio staking his title six days from now in third meeting with former champion Adriano Moraes in Manila.The Indonesian crowd rallied behind the spry Filipino as they kept chanting “Pacio” throughout the fight.But the tough-as-nails Saruta was unfazed and sustained his aggressiveness up to the final bell.The 23-year-old Pacio (13-3), whose four-fight winning run was snapped, had described Saruta as an “explosive and well-rounded fighter” and he was on cue.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The 34-year-old Japanese, who was rewarded with a split decision victory, won the belt in just his second fight on the ONE Championship stage. He was tapped as replacement just three weeks ago after his compatriot Hayato Suzuki pulled out from the bout due to an injury. ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img JUST IN: Pacio yields ONE strawweight title after a split-decision loss to Saruta. | @MarkGiongcoINQ #EternalGlory pic.twitter.com/y15mS6vPSL— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) January 19, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES ONE: Team Lakay’s Edward Kelly stopped by Christian Lee in 1st round of rematch MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

YMCA Hosts Africa Alliance of Peer Review Meeting

first_img– Advertisement – Timotheus Kamaboakai, CEO, Liberia YMCA and Host. The Africa Alliance of YMCAs Peer Review Meeting on Liberia is expected to begin in Monrovia Tuesday, November 20, at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) National Headquarters on Broad Street, the entity has said in a release.The Peer Review Mechanism is one of the key governance reforms that the Africa Alliance of YMCAs (AAYMCAs) and its national movements have adopted as a means of setting up a platform for organizational performance review, best practices, and knowledge sharing.According to the press release, 15 participants representing eight countries in West Africa, which will include National General Secretaries and YMCA Board Chairmen, are expected to be in attendance. Also expected to attend are Senior Liberia YMCA Board leaders, staff and volunteers.The process also strengthens National Movements in Africa. In the Peer Review process, a National Movement agrees to be scrutinized by its peers in all areas of its operations so that the host, YMCA, will be able to receive technical support from its peers and the Africa Alliance of YMCAs.The Peer Review will be held from November 20-24, 2018, and will begin with an official welcome session. During the first two days of the review, workshop sessions will be held, followed by field visits to YMCA program centers in Monrovia on day 3, Thursday.A field visit to three YMCA branches outside Monrovia will climax the meeting, the release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ross H. MacLean Flyers hosting peewee provincials

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Ross H. MacLean Flyers will be taking part in provincials on home ice starting Sunday. All games will be at the North Peace Arena with the Flyers first game scheduled for that day at 5:15 p.m.Aside from the Flyers six other teams will be in Fort St. John including Burnaby, Cowichan Valley, Quesnel, Greater Vernon, North Delta, and Cranbrook.The tournament runs through Thursday afternoon with the finals scheduled for 3:30 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Teachers are paying

first_img Throwing money Re: “L.A. leaders ignore actual gang reform” (Local View, Feb. 15): Mayor Antonio needs to take a lesson from the firsthand experiences of Paul White in dealing with thugs and gangs. Throwing money at every problem in Los Angeles is not the answer. – Jim Crowley Saugus Reducing gang crime Re: “Anti-gang unit arrests 64 suspects” (Feb. 15): Lt. John McMahon, head of the LAPD’s new anti-gang task force, said “our goal is to reduce violent crime 5 percent in the San Fernando Valley.” My response: Deport the illegal alien gang members and crime will go down at least 25 percent to 30 percent. – Philip Crispi Glendale Assisted suicide Re: “Nu ez to assist new suicide bill” (Feb.14): Please understand that it is not only the faith community that is vehemently opposed to physician-assisted suicide. Groups representing Americans with disabilities are even more concerned because they know that they are in the direct line of fire should this heinous practice become a reality in California. Going back some years, I remember what a representative of the developmentally disabled community said: “We may be retarded but we are not stupid.” That puts these precious souls way ahead of people like Lloyd Levine, Patty Berg and Fabian Nu ez! – Rabbi Louis J. Feldman Van Nuys A good man Re: “What’s in it for us?” (Your Opinions, Feb. 13): I’m sure I’m not the only one who should shake her head in amazement at Ruth Thompson’s bitter words about marriage. Every unmarried woman I know wants to find a good man to marry. And why shouldn’t she? Is there anything more wonderful than spending a lifetime making a home with and for an appreciative and loving companion? – Pauli Carnes Woodland Hills All-night barking On May 5, 2001, I wrote my first complaint to the Department of Animal Services about my neighbor’s dog who was allowed to bark outside at all hours. On April 24, 2004, the department finally issued a letter to my neighbors, revoking their dog license and prohibiting them from owning another dog for one year. My family could not enjoy peace and quiet in our own home for almost three years while the “wheels of justice” plowed through mediation, meetings, hearings and appeals. It is way past time for Los Angeles to initiate swifter action and enforce stricter penalties for excessively barking dogs. – Sunny Arford Arleta Size matters Re: “Dollar coin” (Your Opinions, Feb. 13): I don’t see why they (coin makers) don’t get it. The whole reason the Susan B. Anthony coin didn’t make it was because of its size. It was so close to the size of a quarter that when people stuck their hands into their pockets to feel for a quarter, up popped Susan and they consequently lost a lot of money because both the buyer and the seller were fooled by the size of the coin. It’s by the feel and size of the coin, not what it looks like, that we handle money. It doesn’t matter whose face is on the coin. If they made it the size of the old half dollar, it would sell. – Wayne Wolaver Northridge 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I totally agree with your Valentine’s Day headline, “Teachers deal has high price.” LAUSD teachers have indeed paid a high price for this “deal”: a cumulative pay raise of 4 percent over the past four years and now 6 percent for one year, which averages out to 2 percent per year for the past five years (no, there’s no COLA). And for this we’re called selfish and money-grubbing? We shouldn’t have to apologize because we want good health benefits and a salary that at least keeps up with inflation – which it hasn’t in the 15 years I’ve taught for LAUSD. – David Fritz Reseda last_img read more

RCMP need help identifying this man

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. Fort St John RCMP received a report of a stolen cell phoneOn June 19, 2019, at 10:16 am the incident occurred at Safeway located at 9123 100th St.The cell phone was turned into the service counter as lost. An unknown man attended the front counter and obtained the cell phone.- Advertisement -The suspect is described as: 5’10 (178 cm) tall180 lbs (82kg)BaldCaucasianWearing a goateeThe Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident or can assist in locating this man, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

Motorists advised to drive with care as temperatures plummet below zero

first_imgMotorists are being urged to drive with extra care as temperatures are expected to drop below zero tonight, with fog and frost appearing tomorrow morning.Donegal County Council gritters have been out since 4 this afternoon on roads throughout the county.Caution is encouraged as there may be black ice on the roads. The Council urge drivers to assume that “no road is ice-free”.Met Eireann report that “scattered showers may persist along the coast tonight but elsewhere, clearer spells will allow fog and freezing fog to develop. Lowest temperatures of 0 to minus 3 degrees with widespread frost.”For tomorrow they say; “Fog and frost at first tomorrow morning will clear then Sunday will be another cold day with good sunshine and the risk of a few light showers. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees with a moderate northwest breeze.”Snow may also fall on higher ground throughout the county. To keep up to date with Donegal County Council’s road news, you can follow them on Twitter.Donegal County Council have also released a map to see which roads may be dangerous. You can view this by clicking here.Image source: http://donegal.maps.arcgis.comMotorists advised to drive with care as temperatures plummet below zero was last modified: November 19th, 2016 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:Donegal County Councilfoggrittersiceroad warningsnowweatherlast_img read more

Man accused of sexual assault in takeaway

first_imgA man has been accused of a sexual assault in a Letterkenny takeaway.The man, who cannot be named, is accused of the sexual assault at the takeaway, in October 2015. The case was sent forward for trial at the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.Judge Paul Kelly released the man on his own bond of €500 and agreed to set own a publication order.Man accused of sexual assault in takeaway was last modified: May 22nd, 2017 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

SOCCER: CASTELFIN EASE PAST RAPHOE IN LIFFORD AREA FINAL

first_imgA goalmouth scramble in the Raphoe and Castlefin game. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Castlefin Celtic 5 – Raphoe Town 1Castlefin Celtic were comprehensive winners against a determined but outclassed Raphoe Town in the Lifford Area final of the Brian McCormick Cup.Castlefin Celtic went into an early lead through Ronan Tourish with two more goals from Barry Tourish and Peter Bryson leaving them with a comfortable margin at half time. The second half started well with Raphoe Town continuing to attempt to go forward but the Castlefin Celtic defence stood firm until they gave away a penalty which Raphoe Town scored to give themselves a glimmer of hope.Unfortunately for Raphoe this didn’t last long as Castlefin Celtic forward JP Malley ran on to a cross to stroke the ball home from 12 yards.Castlefin captain Ronan Tourish then scored his second, this time from the penalty spot to secure a spot in the Donegal semi-final where they will now play Glenea United.SOCCER: CASTELFIN EASE PAST RAPHOE IN LIFFORD AREA FINAL was last modified: August 30th, 2015 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