PNG registers 2nd win in women’s basketball

first_imgThey defeated Nauru tonight 88-46 at the BSP Arena.PNG was too strong for Nauru who for the first time are taking part again in the Games after three previous Games when they did not compete.PNG showed class taking the lead throughout the game. In the first quarter, PNG took the lead 27-10 and maintained their position on the court to lead at half time, 43-19.In the third quarter, Nauru fought hard but were too weak in defence, allowing PNG’s strong attackers Betty Angula and Nesta Sape to break through sndx score more baskets for the home team, taking the score to 62-32.Nauru kept their heads high and never gave up hope as theu fought their way through the final quarter.PNG went sailing with basket after basket and creating a 40 points gap and coming out winners 88-46.last_img read more

Matt Nieto bloodied after collision with Ben Mbala

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the Blue Eagles leading the Green Archers, 43-39, at the 36.6 second mark of the second quarter, Mbala had a hard time wiggling out of Kris Porter’s defense in the paint which led to him spinning to his right and inadvertently hitting Nieto with his right elbow straight to the face and cut him above the left eye.Matt Nieto down and bloodied after collision with Ben Mbala. Looked like an elbow but its Nieto who is called for the foul. pic.twitter.com/67rSwwq2kMFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne— Cedelf P. Tupas (@cedelfptINQ) November 25, 2017 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LeBron wants teammate Rose to be ‘happy with whatever decision he makes’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Nieto was called for a blocking foul in the play as Mbala canned his freebies.The blue side of the crowd didn’t shy away from expressing their displeasure, with Nieto’s father Jet seen being restrained by some members of the audience.Ateneo is still on the driver’s seat, 43-39 against La Salle at the half as of press time.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Matt Nieto incurred a cut above the left eye and laid down bloodied after a collision with Ben Mbala. Photo by Bong Lozada. INQUIRER.netBen Mbala literally drew the first blood in this heated Game 1 affair between La Salle and Ateneo in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals on Saturday.Matt Nieto was on the receiving end of an inadvertent elbow late in the first half which left him bloodied and writhing in pain on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Antetokounmpo says Kidd helped him grow into dominant player

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Antetokounmpo is expected to return to action when the Bucks take on Brooklyn in Milwaukee on Friday. He sat out the past two games as he continues to manage chronic pain in his right knee.“I feel great. I’m ready to go,” he said. “I feel energized.”Prunty said his players “gave good energy” in the first full practice since he took the reins.“These are a tough few days,” Prunty said. “We need to focus on whether we are getting better.”The Bucks have said that Prunty will be considered for the permanent job after the season. The hire will be especially crucial as the Bucks prepare to move into a new arena.“It’s hard to talk about that aspect of it right now,” Prunty said. “This isn’t about me, especially under these circumstances.”Malcolm Brogdon, last season’s NBA Rookie of the Year, praised Prunty’s positive demeanor.“In times of struggle, we tend to pout and take our foot off the gas. We can’t do that,” Brogdon said. “He’s a good coach to have when we are going through those struggles.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Madrid stunned by Leganes at home, eliminated from Copa Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Kidd became Milwaukee’s coach a few months after a group led by co-owners Wes Edens and Mark Lasry bought the team in April 2014. The Bucks traded two future second-round draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets, where Kidd had been coach, as compensation. He inherited a team that won 15 games in 2013-14. Under Kidd, the Bucks had a regular-season record of 139-152.Milwaukee is 9-12 since going a season-high five games over .500 on Dec. 9.Asked whether he believed Kidd should have been fired, Antetokounmpo, who reportedly offered to go to the team’s owners to try to save Kidd’s job, said: “It’s in the front office’s hands. Whatever they can do to make this team a championship level team, it can happen. If it’s me being traded, or the coach being fired.”Kidd is the second coach to be fired since the Bucks selected Antetokounmpo with the 15th overall pick in the 2013 draft. Antetokounpmo played one season under Larry Drew, who was dismissed in June 2014.“I was only 18,” Antetokoummpo said. “I didn’t even know how the NBA worked. (Kidd’s firing) hurts a little bit more because he was here for 3 1/2 years. He trusted me. He put the ball in my hands. He pushed me to be great.”ADVERTISEMENT “He’s a big part of my success in the league,” Antetokounmpo said after Wednesday’s practice in his first public comments since the coaching change. “I’m loyal to the people I work with. I love him as a person. I care about him as a person.”Informed by Bucks’ management of the planned firing even before Kidd learned his fate, Antetokounmpo called his soon-to-be ex-coach to break the news.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It was one of the toughest calls I had to make,” he said. “We are going to miss him.”Joe Prunty, a member of Kidd’s staff, has been named interim coach for the remainder of the season. He directed the team to a 109-105 win over Phoenix on Monday, just hours after taking over the team. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after a 24-second violation during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo grew from a reed-thin, inexperienced teenager into one of the NBA’s dominant players under the tutelage of coach Jason Kidd, whom the Milwaukee Bucks fired earlier in the week with the team mired in mediocrity despite high expectations.Kidd’s abrupt and surprising dismissal Monday has taken an emotional toll on the All-Star forward, affectionately known as the “Greek Freak.”ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

NGSA students being prepared for secondary school

first_imgStudents who recently completed the National Grade Six Assessment examination are being prepped for secondary school during a five-day interactive camp at the New Campbellville Secondary School.Students will be exposed to learning guidelines and other activitiesThe Students Transition Camp was organised by the Education Ministry to prepare upcoming Grade Seven students for the academic year ahead. Those that were targeted were the ones who did not perform exceptionally at the NGSA.Education official, Acklima Pearce stated that they will be introduced to a number of subjects, etiquette training and life skills. This initiative commenced after a careful analysis of the NGSA results and adds to the Transition Class that was established back in 2010 to provide children with an extra year to make academic progress.Pearce expounded, “Looking at the analysis, [the Ministry] saw it fitting for a special programme to be set up for those students who were not able to attain a score to enter into the normal secondary school. In September 2010, the six-year Transition Class was established in ten regions in Guyana. These students who were not able to gain marks for the five-year programme will now be given the opportunity to attend the same secondary schools but will now do the six-year programme.”During the week of activities, students will be exposed to mathematics, English, phonics, reading, art, physical education, dance, music, etiquette and environmental health.Meanwhile, Deputy Education Officer (Secondary) Sherwyn Blackman noted that while special emphasis will be placed on life skills, the main aim is to achieve better performances in these schools. He acknowledged that progress has been observed through the Transition Class to produce better CSEC grades.“For us, we believe that the programme has been generating the kind of results, that even though the students might have started with what we will term a below average mark, many of the students that have come through the transition programme were able to write the CSEC examinations six years later and they were just as successful as students who went to mainstream schools,” the DEO stated.Along with curbing low performances, the Ministry is looking at providing additional resources and better facilities for learning.During the last NGSA examinations, only mathematics saw an increase in students who would have passed with 50 per cent or more. Poor performances in English, science and social studies persisted. English dropped from 60.6 per cent to 57.4 per cent. The same followed for science with figures decreasing from 46.8 per cent to 46.4 per cent and social studies with 46.1 per cent to 39 per cent.last_img read more

Fort St. John Figure Skating Club’s ice show ‘Rock of Ages’ happens Wednesday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Figure Skating Club will be hosting their year-end ice show at the North Peace Arena on Wednesday evening.The club, which alternates hosting the Totem Competition every year with Dawson Creek, will be bringing the biennial event back to the North Peace Arena. The club’s figure skaters have been practicing their routines for ‘Rock of Ages’ for the past few months.The ice show is open to the public, with admission by donation. The arena’s concession will also be open for anyone wanting to grab snacks. ‘Rock of Ages’ takes place at the North Peace Arena on Wednesday, March 8th. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with the show starting at 6:00.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Oilmen’s Bonspiel taking place at the FSJ Curling Club

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Curling Club will be hosting the Oilmen’s Bonspiel this week at the Curling Club.Trudy Mitchell, General Manager of the FSJ Curling Club, says they have some pretty good registration numbers for the Oilmen’s Bonspiel.“We have 32 rinks, and they’re starting to do their curling at 6:00 tonight (Wednesday).”- Advertisement -Mitchell says the bonspiel will include a whole array of activities throughout the bonspiel.“They have a stag-night, which is tomorrow night (Thursday), and they put on a breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There is a dinner on Thursday night”.The Oilmen’s Bonspiel takes place November 14 to the 17 at the Fort St. John Curling Club.Advertisementlast_img read more

Councilors’ vote to pull fluoride from Fort St. John’s water supply

first_imgCouncilor Larry Evans agrees. He says fluoride might have been slightly beneficial 40 years ago, but he says nowadays, the cons outweigh the pros.[asset|aid=1646|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c87c094164288aa102eec09a3e9913bf-Evans- fluoride 1_1_Pub.mp3]On the June 24th meeting, concerned resident Dorothy Folk presented a report to Council, detailing the negative effects of fluoride in drinking water. She also provided 1200 signatures from residents who wanted the issue revisted. The last referendum on fluoride happened in the 1970’s.Now, the City doesn’t have to go towards a referendum because of a change to the Community Charter. However, the City will seek ministerial approval before it impliments a ban.Advertisement Photo: Dorothy Folk presents a report on fluoride at the June 24th City Council Meeting – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caFort St. John’s drinking water might soon be free of fluoride.- Advertisement -At Monday night’s City Council Meeting, councilors agreed to remove the chemical from the City’s water supply.Director of Infrastructure Victor Shopland, says the current amount of fluroide in the drinking water sits at .7 parts per million. Which, he says can be beneficial if a leak occurs.[asset|aid=1645|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c87c094164288aa102eec09a3e9913bf-Shopland – fluoride 1_1_Pub.mp3]Mayor Bruce Lantz says he would rather see the chemical banned, than decrease it by a small margin.Advertisementlast_img read more

Season over at Bayern for Neuer, doubts over World Cup

first_imgNeuer, 32, has been sidelined by a fractured foot since September and is running out of time to be fit for Germany’s opening World Cup match against Mexico in Moscow on June 17.Heynckes said there was no chance Neuer would play in Bayern’s last two games this season — the final Bundesliga game at home to Stuttgart on Saturday and the German Cup final on May 19 against Eintracht Frankfurt in Berlin.“Manuel won’t play against Stuttgart — and also not in the German Cup final,” Heynckes told Kicker magazine.That means Neuer can only get the necessary match practice in two games before the World Cup — Germany’s friendlies away to Austria in Klagenfurt on June 2 and at home against Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen on June 8.“There are still a few games,” Neuer said, but added that he cannot give a date for his return.“There is no prognosis, I have to make the right decision for me, the team and Germany.“It does not help to get distracted.”Coach Joachim Loew is still expected to include Neuer in his provisional World Cup squad, which will be named next Tuesday and then trimmed down for the final 23-man list.The goalkeeper will have to work on his fitness at Germany’s two-week training camp in northern Italy from May 23 to June 8 if he is to have any chance of playing at Russia 2018.Neuer only recently returned to Bayern training.“I want to improve daily and try to get fit as quickly as possible, so far the steps have been very good and positive,” he said,“I’m trying to continue and then we’ll see if it’s enough.”Neuer is the main concern for Loew, who is also waiting on the fitness of Germany centre-back Jerome Boateng, who has a groin injury, and attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil, who is sidelined by a back complaint.Boateng said he is on course to be fit for the World Cup finals after being injured in Bayern’s Champions League semi-final, first-leg, defeat against Real Madrid.“The national coach knows that my goal of travelling with the team (to Russia) is absolutely realistic,” said Boateng.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was part of Germany’s victorious team in the last World Cup but is a doubt for the squad in Russia © AFP/File / ODD ANDERSENBERLIN, Germany, May 9 – Manuel Neuer has poured serious doubt on his World Cup chances while his Bayern Munich coach on Wednesday says Germany’s goalkeeper will not play again for the club this season.“I do not think it’s imaginable that I go into such a tournament without match practice,” Neuer said at an event on Tuesday night on his Russia 2018 chances.last_img read more

German FA president resigns over watch gift

first_img0Shares0000Reinhard Grindel resigns as president of the German Football Association (DFB) after a series of scandalsBERLIN, Germany, Apr 2 – The president of the German Football Association (DFB) Reinhard Grindel confirmed on Tuesday that he had stepped down with immediate effect, ending three controversial years in charge.The 57-year-old has been under growing pressure following controversies culminating in a newspaper report on Monday that he had accepted the gift of a 6,000 euro (Sh677,000) watch from Hryhoriy Surkis, a UEFA vice-president and honorary president of the Ukrainian football federation. “I am stepping down from the position of DFB president, and I apologise for my less than exemplary behaviour regarding my acceptance of a watch,” said Grindel.Surkis sat alongside Grindel on the executive committee of European football’s governing body UEFA until last February. Yet Grindel denied that he had been given the watch for political reasons.“For me this was an entirely private gift which I was bound to accept out of politeness,” he said.“I did not have any idea how expensive the watch was and it was a grave oversight on my part not to find out. In doing so, I could have avoided the impression that I was acting inappropriately.”Grindel said that Surkis had “no economic interest in the DFB”.“I am deeply shaken to have to give up my role as DFB president over such an issue,” Grindel said.“I ask myself: why has this happened? I can only say that I was completely convinced that I was doing nothing wrong and that, in the stress of my position, I did not question myself enough.”Grindel’s resignation was welcomed by former Germany midfielder Lothar Matthaeus.“The DFB have made some bad judgements under Grindel’s leadership in the last few months. A new face is urgently needed,” Matthaeus told Sky.Former DFB president Theo Zwanziger, meanwhile, said the presidency, which is a nominally voluntary role, must be reformed.“The DFB is unbelievably important and it needs its leadership to be unassailable,” Zwanziger told RP Online.“With the amount of work it involves, the presidency should be a full-time position with an appropriate salary,” Zwanziger told RP Online.“Everything else is hypocritical and leads to a lack of transparency.”– Mesut Ozil scandal –A former journalist and member of the German parliament for the centre-right CDU party, Grindel had been president of the DFB since 2015.In recent months, he oversaw Germany’s successful bid to host Euro 2024, but also came under fierce criticism for his handling of various scandals.He was singled out by Mesut Ozil, who accused Grindel of overseeing a culture of institutional racism, when the Arsenal midfielder retired from international duty last July.“In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” wrote Ozil in his explosive resignation statement.Grindel has also come under increasing fire from the media in recent weeks.In March, he broke off an interview with broadcaster Deutsche Welle after refusing to answer questions about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.On Friday, magazine Der Spiegel alleged that Grindel had kept quiet about 78,000 Euros (Sh8.8mn) of income which he had received from a DFB subsidiary in 2016 and 2017.The DFB responded with a statement saying Grindel had declared all his income correctly.On Tuesday, the association confirmed that vice-presidents Rainer Koch and Reinhard Rauball would take over as joint interim presidents until Grindel’s successor is elected.Bild has already named ex-Germany and Real Madrid defender Christoph Metzelder, 38, as a possible replacement.Former Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm has ruled himself out of the running, saying that he had “no interest” in the presidency.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Juventus star quashes talk of Chelsea or Manchester United move

first_img1 Daniele Rugani [right] in action for Juventus Daniele Rugani has ended talk of a move to Chelsea or Manchester United by signing a contract extension with Juventus.The 21-year-old has struggled to nail down a first-team spot in Turin and it had been rumoured he would leave this summer.Both Chelsea and United rate the centre-back, while he had also been linked with Arsenal in the past.However, Rugani has now cooled speculation that he will leave Juventus by signing a one-year contract extension.The Italian’s new deal will see him remain at the club until 2020.last_img read more