Hunter Justin Olam jumps another hurdle

first_imgOlam achieved his educational ambition by graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation at the 48th graduation of the PNG University of Technology in Lae.This achievement came after being selected to play for the semi-professional  Intrust Cup competition for the 2016 season with the Hunters. Olam was a courageous person who handled both studies and footy at the same time while in Lae in the last few seasons.In the past two years, he played for the Snax Lae Tigers and then went on to play for the PNG PMs 13 against Australia at the end of last year.This week the young talent was not on coach Michael Marum’s list for the away game against the Mackay Cutters in Brisbane. He instead flew into Lae to receive his degree.Olam is so far the highest try scorer for the Hunters.last_img read more

Azkals coach Dooley: ‘This is the best team that we had’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor coach Thomas Dooley, the Philippine Azkals’ historical 2-1 victory over Tajikistan on Tuesday that earned the country its first ever ticket to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup was the highest point of his four-year tenure at the helm.“We talked about the game in the meeting and I told them that in those four years that I’m here, this is the best team that we had,” said Dooley.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sewage leak spills onto field during game at Dodger Stadium LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I hope for a new contract,” he bared, whose contract is set to expire on March 31. “Then, we can plan about what the next schedule is. It will be nice if we do everything right and really have the same focus on what can we achieve in the summer time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Showing great resolve late, the home team got its act together, first with a nifty pass from Iain Ramsay to a Kevin Ingreso header in the 73rd minute, followed up by the match-clinching penalty kick from Phil Younghusband at the 90th minute to formalize the squad’s entry to the continental showpiece next year in United Arab Emirates.“That was our focus. Never give up,” said Dooley.“Sometimes you can see a team was under pressure. Everything worked out but we just couldn’t finish. They scored 20 minutes before the end and a lot of the team would fall down. But our team did not. We stepped up, scored two goals, and we won.”With this entry ticked off the bucket list, the Azkals now shift their attention to the bigger challenges ahead against Asia’s powerhouse teams.But for Dooley, all he’s hoping for is to keep his post and lead the Philippines once again in those wars.ADVERTISEMENT 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ”This was the best camp that we had in the four years. The energy, the spirit in training was unbelievable, and everything was positive. I haven’t seen one player in a bad mood. Everybody was laughing, energized, focused and it was unbelievable.”With the atmosphere in the buildup to the most historic match in Philippine football history at its best, the American tactician had no doubts that the Azkals can achieve their goal even if the team had to fight from behind after a penalty from Tajik striker Nazarov Akhtam in the 62nd minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It was just something I have seen a couple of times in my life and I told them if that’s how you prepare for a game and you carry that to the field, then you cannot lose. No matter what happens, you cannot lose,” Dooley said.“I was down for a moment, but I still believed in the team.”last_img read more

Man remanded for attempted murder of national footballer

first_imgA man with a fractured leg that hops with crutches was on Friday remanded at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court after appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on attempted murder charge.Oswald Andrews, 34, of Middle Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, was not allowed to plea to the indictable offence.Rensford ColeridgeIt was alleged that on July 19, 2016, at Queen Street, South Cummingsburg, he unlawfully and maliciously assaulted Rensford Coleridge, a national footballer with intent to commit murder.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones successfully objected to bail due to the gravity of the offence and the fact that the virtual complainant (VC) Coloridge, sustained stab wounds to his hip, chest and shoulder and is currently in a critical condition at a hospital.The defendant was remanded and will return to Court on September 5, 2016.It was reported that Coleridge was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital after sustaining the stab wounds. He arrived GPH in a semi-conscious manner.According to reports the stabbing allegedly occurred because Andrews believed that Coleridge was texting his girlfriend. Coleridge was said to be sitting a short distance from his home at a shop looking at television when Andrew’s dealt him the stabs.last_img read more

THINK, UNFPA, Partners to Document Female Ebola Survivors Experience

first_imgA documentation that is expected to highlight challenges facing female Ebola survivors and how to resolve those constraints  will shortly be launched in the country by United  Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), donor partners and several government Ministries in the country.Making the disclosure at a daylong  forum in Tubmanburg, Bomi County recently, Mrs. Rosana Shaack, executive director of Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK),  said her organization had already begun collating information from Ebola survivors, especially females who, she said, had gone through traumatic situations at different Ebola Treatment Units  (ETU), and were experiencing stigmatization from community dwellers.“UNFPA, Swedish government, Ministries of Gender and Development, Health and other donor partners really want to document what you people are facing, after been discharged from your various ETUs and how best they can help to integrate you into the communities without experiencing stigmatization,” Madam Shaacks said.“This forum is intended for our partners to know your situations and how they can help you find a way to solve them,” she added. “You have to share your experiences and what is affecting you most, after you left your ETU centers.”The THINK executive director   continued, “They want to know how you have been surviving and coping with your post-Ebola trauma as well as life in your communities.”Madam Shaack pointed out that “neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone are still affected with the Ebola virus, and as such, Liberians need to practice still the preventive measures prescribed by the health authorities.She then lauded government and the Bomi County Health Team for their efforts to help contain the deadly virus in the county.According to her, she would extend the exercise to several other counties, naming Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Bong, Nimba and Montserrado as initial ones.These activities, she said, which run from March 9-21 are being funded by the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US to Invest US$57.2M in Health Sector

first_imgThe United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on June 4, launched a project costing over US$57 million to help revitalize the Liberian Health Sector.The project will be implemented by the Collaborate Support for Health (CSH) and the Partnership for Advancing Community-based Support (PACS), supervised by USAID.At the launch, U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac reflected that the past months have shown that a functional healthcare system is critical to Liberia’s overall economic development.During the Ebola crisis, she recalled, Liberian healthcare workers struggled to deliver needed health services for those affected, as well as to Liberians who desired basic services such as immunization, antenatal care and treatment for malaria.Ambassador Malac expressed satisfaction that the U.S. Government remained a steadfast partner throughout the Ebola crisis, committing over US$1 billion to fighting the virus in the West African sub-region.She disclosed that through USAID, her government has provided US$47 million annually to support Liberia’s health system up to 2015, in line with the National Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan.At the core of the U.S. health development program in Liberia, United States’ direct support to the Ministry of Health through “Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement” (FARA) supports the delivery of basic health services in over 200 health facilities covering more than one third of Liberia’s population. FARA support covers six counties, including Bong, Nimba, and Lofa, and targeted facilities for maternal health services in Margibi, Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties.The support from USAID to the health sector is in line with the 10-year Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan, providing direct financing to the Government of Liberia for delivery of quality health services and technical assistance to strengthen management, governance, and human capacity in the health system.The assistance, USAID and partners said in a statement, will support restoration of the health system following the Ebola crisis in line with Liberia’s Investment plan for building a resilient health system.The two programs, CSH and PACS, bring together a set of international and Liberian non-governmental organizations with extensive experience in expanding access to health services, and will specifically benefit the Ministry of Health, Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties.The USAID CSH 5-year Program targets US$32.4 million and will be implemented by the Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and its partners including the Development Innovations Group, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Jhpiego, and Results for Development.CSH according to its plan of action will collaborate with the Ministry of Health and Bong, Lofa, and Nimba County health teams to expand access to and quality of health services, and with the Ministry of Public Works.The Partnership for Advancing Community-based Services (PACS), through its 5-year, US$24.8 million program will focus on increasing access to quality community-based health and social services through capacity building and system strengthening, support for health communications, and improved access to safe water and sanitation services.PACS will also provide strategic support to the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Protection and Ministry of Public Works, at county level. Its partners include International Rescue Committee (IRC), Global Communities, Population Services International (PSI), Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia (PPAL), and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).Meanwhile, Minister of Health designate, Dr. Bernice Dahn commended the U.S. Government for the assistance.Dr. Dahn said the assistance is meaningful and comes at an opportune time to help MOH to fully implement its health plan drawn in 2006.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Senior Flyers drop first game in best of seven set against Spirit River

first_imgGame one of the Fort St. John Senior Flyers series is in the books and the Flyers will host game two in the series down 1-0. The game was close in shots at 32-29 Spirit River, but not nearly as close where it matters most as the Rangers took the game 7-3.Spirit River got out to an early lead less than a minute and a half into the game. The Flyers managed to tie the game later in the first period, however the Rangers took the lead once again with 1:21 left.Things got away from the Flyers in the second period. Two powerplay goals put the Rangers up 4-1. Fort St. John closed the gap to 4-2, however Spirit River kept applying pressure and added another two markers for a 6-2 lead.- Advertisement -The teams traded goals in the final frame to round out the scoring at 7-3.Scoring for the Flyers were Brennan Giroux, Brady Busche, and Jeff Shipton.Game two is slated for Thursday night back at the North Peace Arena at 8:30 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

GAA NEWS – NAOMH BRID JUVENILES URGED TO SIGN UP FOR MICHAEL MURPHY CAMP

first_imgLotto Draw on 17/6/2013 Results are : Numbers 4,7,17,20,24. € 25 winners.- Mary Johnston,E.O’Leary,Aidan Walsh,T McGarrigle Next Draw on Mon 24th June 2013 in Country Inn. Jackpot Now €14,150.00.Both Seniors and Reserves were beaten away to Naomh Naile last Saturday evening. Under 14s play this week. Minor and Under 16s are training for championship and league. Could all players be at training when requested. Our Under 8s are flying underthe stewardship of Declan Mc Cafferty and Lorcan McGrory winning the Blitz last week. Well Done boys and Girls.Joe Doherty and his team are doing very good work with the Under 10s as well. Good luck to Michael Calvey and his team in the under 12 s also.The Sandhouse Hotel Solo Challenge has been launched at a memorable night in Dew Drop Inn in Laghy by Joe Brolly, Martin McHugh, Sam Maguire, Barry Monaghan, Joyce McMullin, Sean Dunnion and our own Matt Gallagher with MC Sean Perry outstanding in his role as Chief Instigator ! This very Important fundraiser is to Benefit The Donegal Hospice with Permits gained to have a Massive Bucket Collection in Donegal Town, Laghy, Ballintra, Ballyshannon, Belleek, Garrison, Belcoo, Blacklion & Derrylin on the 20th July (Ulster Final Weekend). The Permit has also beenobtained to collect in Belturbet and in Clones on Ulster Final Day. This Collection will require approximately 50 people on both days to collect the money which will all go directly to The Donegal Hospice. There is also a Workd Record to be Set by Soloing a football in Relays from Donegal Town starting at 5pm on 20/7/2013 running right through the night ending up in Clones at approximately lunch time on the Day of the Ulster Final. We plan to complete the Relay with our last Participant running onto the pitch in front of 35,000 people. There are still some slots and sponsorship cards available from Sean Rooney 087 9844702 or Elaine on 074 97 21847. This is shaping up to be a very exciting event as a number of celebrities have requested the chance to take part. Anyone that can take part in any way collecting or soloing please contact Sean. Anyone 16 or over can participate on the “on Road” sections. A number of Business People have kindly Donated large sums to ensure this event can be undertaken and money raised for Donegal Hospice. They are : Sandhouse Hotel, TG Tunnelling, Dew Drop Inn, 3 D Personnel, Cllr Sean McEniff, DMG Motors (Skoda), Abrakebabra Letterkenny (Lorcan & Sharlene McGrory), E&J Oil Services. Any players wishing to register for the Michael Murphy Summer Camp please check out our website as there are limited places available. www.naomhbrid.ieWell Done to Aaron Calvey on representing the club and schools in the County skills competition last week. Keep up the good work.Finally, best wishes to our own David Walsh on Sunday versus Down in another Ulster Semi Final. Another proud day for Tony & Bernie and rest of the Walsh family.GAA NEWS – NAOMH BRID JUVENILES URGED TO SIGN UP FOR MICHAEL MURPHY CAMP was last modified: June 18th, 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:NAOMH BRID CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

West Ham complete signing of Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea City

first_img Getty Images Lukasz Fabianski has swapped Swansea for West Ham West Ham have completed the signing of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea City.The Poland international has penned a three-year deal with the Hammers and joins for a fee of around £7million. 2 “West Ham is a massive club so I’m really happy to be joining at such an exciting time here,” he said.“I will do my best on and off the pitch to help the team to achieve the best results possible and can’t wait to start this new chapter of my career.”Fabianski was named Swansea’s Player of the Year last season as the Welsh club suffered relegation from the Premier League.He spent four seasons with the Swans, making 150 appearances, having joined from Arsenal in 2014.Fabianski, who is currently at the World Cup with Poland, becomes the third play to join West Ham since Manuel Pellegrini was made manager last monthHis transfer follows the signing of defender Issa Diop from Toulouse for a club-record fee, reported to be £22million, and full-back Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer from Fulham.center_img 2 Issa Diop has joined West Ham for a club record fee Fabianski looks set to compete with Spaniard Adrian as Pellegrini reshapes his squad.West Ham director of football Mario Husillos said: “Lukasz is an experienced and established Premier League goalkeeper, with great quality that he has shown at both domestic and international level.“He fits perfectly the mould of the modern goalkeeper, with excellent agility, presence and distribution, and will bring strong competition to the position.”last_img read more

Vorskla vs Arsenal: Unai Emery names youthful starting XI – all the action live

first_img REVEALED 2 RANKED The NSC Olimpiyskiy will host Thursday’s encounter no dice BEST OF REPLY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY shining Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won center_img REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Confirmed teamsVorskla: Shust, Perduta, Dallku, Chesnakov, Artur, Sapai, Skliar, Sharpar, Rebenok, Kulach, Kolomoets. Subs: Tkachenko, Chizhov, Kane, Sakiv, Careca, Sergiychuk, MysykArsenal: Cech; Lichtsteiner, Holding, Jenkinson, Maitland-Niles; Elneny, Guendouzi; Willock, Ramsey, Smith Rowe; Nketiah. Subs: Martinez, Mkhitaryan, Gilmour, Medley, Osei-Tutu, John-Jules, Saka. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow Arsenal face Vorskla Poltava in Kiev on Thursday night – LIVE on talkSPORT 2, kick-off 17:55.Martial law was introduced into several regions of Ukraine earlier this week so UEFA decided to move Thursday’s fixture from Stadion Vorskla in Poltava to the Olympic Stadium in the capital, some 185 miles away. Arsenal’s place in the knockout stage has already been guaranteed, so they take on Vorskla with nothing serious on the line.Unai Emery’s side will guarantee a first place finish by winning, while a draw or defeat leaves the door open for Sporting to steal in and claim top spot.What the managers are sayingUnai Emery (Arsenal): “First, we need to respect UEFA’s decision because I think it’s not easy for Vorskla. For us we were preparing the first trip to Poltava and waiting in the evening for the last decision.  It’s not changing a lot to play here. It is clear they are playing in Ukraine, not in their town, but here in Kiev they can also move their supporters. In 90 minutes we want to do our work here. The decision is not easy but with big responsibility. UEFA yesterday found the best decision to play and also with protecting everybody, us and them.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 will bring you full live commentary of Vorskla Poltava vs Arsenal. Click here for the live commentary stream, or listen belowTeam newsVorskla are without Denis Vasin, Aleksandre Kobakhidze and Dmitry Kravchenko.Danny Welbeck, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Nacho Monreal are on Arsenal’s injury list, while Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are not part of the squad.Unai Emery has made 10 changes in total, with Stephan Lichtsteiner passed fit after a late fitness test and teenage striker Eddie Nketiah handed his first start.Only Rob Holding kept his place from Sunday’s Premier League win at Bournemouth as 19-year-old Nketiah was given the chance to lead the line with fellow academy graduate Joe Willock also given a rare chance to impress.Ainsley Maitland-Niles makes his first start since the opening day of the season, while Petr Cech returns in goal to captain the Gunners. Rob Holding and Carl Jenkinson are paired together at centre-back. 2 Eddie Nketiah gets his chance in Ukraine Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

LADIES UNDER 14 GAA PANEL ANNOUNCED

first_imgAfter 13 weeks of development training and 4 weeks of trials the following players have been selected for the Ladies under 14 County panel for 2012.They are –  Erica wilson,Zoe mc Glynn(Convoy) Lauren mc elwaine,Meabh mc Daid(Termon) Sarah Doherty,Katie o Donnell,Sadhbha Boyle,Aiobhan o Donnell(Niamh Mhuire) Emma Doherty,Realtin mc Elhinney(Moville) Lara Sweeney,Natasha Cole(Ardara) Megan mc Gee(Bundoran) Denise Breslin(St Nauls) Orlaieh Gillespie(Aodh Ruadh) Niamh mc Daid(Carndonagh) Racheal Gavigan,Courtney o Brein(Mc Cools) Aisling Jones(Naomh Columba) Mairead Coll,Aisling Howe,Caoimhe Walsh(Fanad Gaels) Grace Nolan,Chloe Masterson,Eimear mc Grory(Four Masters) Aisling mc Hugh,Lianne Boyce(Milford) Vannessa mc Hugh(Lifford) Niamh mc Granaghan(Robert Emmetts) Sinead mc Ginty(Glenfin) Mary T Doherty(Buncrana) Roisin mc Monagle,Vaukan Hassin(St Eunans)Training continues weekly at Aura in Letterkenny. LADIES UNDER 14 GAA PANEL ANNOUNCED was last modified: January 29th, 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) Tags:Ladies Under 14 GAA Panellast_img read more