Madang FC appoints new coaches and team manager

first_imgWith days counting down before the start of the NSL season, Bob Morris, the longtime coach for Besta United and former Madang Fox coach, has been appointed to coach the Madang side with his assistant Amos Romo who is also not new to the job.The team will be managed by Max Kitao,  a respected businessman in Madang and manager for City Guard Security Firm.Madang Soccer Association long time representative Condrad Wadunah says the management has made the decision to bring in Bob Morris to coach the boys, and the new manager will guide the boys with tough discipline and attitude on and off the field.Wadunah said the appointment of the coaches and manager came with merit and experience as the boys aim to go another step higher from where they left off last year.He sad that the team is yet to be finalized, but confirmed that Max Sengum, Samuel Kini and Sammy Hiob will still play with Madang FC and strongly believed  that Neill Hans will stay and play with the boys.“The final team is yet to be named, but this afternoon there will be a trial match in Laiwaden Oval to see the potential players and for the selection committee to look into recruiting some,” Wadunah said.He said for the Besta Cup second leg MSA management  had appointed Alfred Reu as head coach and he will be assisted by David Geladia. Wadunah said the major sponsor for the Madang FC is Madang Provincial Government under the leadership of Governor Jim Kas.last_img read more

Atletico boot Barca out European Champions League

first_imgMADRID (AP):Antoine Griezmann scored a goal in each half to give AtlÈtico Madrid an emphatic 2-0 win over defending champion Barcelona and a spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League yesterday.Griezmann opened the scoring in the 36th minute and then sealed the victory with a late penalty kick to allow Atletico to reverse the 2-1 first-leg loss at Camp Nou with a 3-2 victory on aggregate.The result sent Diego Simeone’s team, which had played most of the first-leg match with 10 men, to the semi-finals for the second time in the last three seasons. And it shattered the hopes of favourites Barcelona, who have reached the semi-finals seven times in the last eight seasons.AtlÈtico Madrid left Camp Nou infuriated with the refereeing last week after their striker, Fernando Torres, was sent off in the 35th minute. Yesterday, it was Barcelona who had reason to complain after a hand ball by Gabi Fern·ndez that appeared to be inside the area but was judged by the referee outside the box in second-half injury time.Lionel Messi’s ensuing free kick sailed over the crossbar in his team’s last chance.In yesterday’s other game, Bayern Munich advanced 3-2 on aggregate after a 2-2 draw at Benfica. The draw in the return leg of their quarter-final meant Bayern went through 3-2 on aggregate after their 1-0 win at home. Unfancied Benfica made the German club fight till the end, though, as substitute Talisca’s curling free kick beat Manuel Neuer in the 76th to make it level on the night.Ra?l JimÈnez’s 27th-minute goal, when he met a lobbed pass from Eliseu and beat two defenders to head past Neuer, put Benfica level over the two legs and fired up the Portuguese team.Arturo Vidal replied for Bayern in the 38th with his second goal over the two legs. Benfica goalkeeper Ederson pushed out Philipp Lahm’s cross as far as the Chile midfielder, who was alone on the edge of the area and fired a shot into the empty goal.Thomas Mueller, who hadn’t scored in his past three games, made it 2-1 for the Bundesliga club on the night with a header in the 52nd.Real Madrid and Manchester City had reached the last four on Tuesday.last_img read more

FLOW to deliver Boyz WC qualifiers

first_imgAfter securing the broadcast rights, FLOW’s vice-president of marketing and products, Carlo Redwood, has promised cutting-edge delivery of Jamaica’s CONCACAF semi-finals round World Cup qualifiers and sought to alleviate fears with plans for wide-scale viewing opportunities for non-subscribers.After overcoming Nicaragua, Jamaica will take the next step towards qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia with a game against Group B opponents Panama at the National Stadium on November 13, 2015, with Haiti and Costa Rica also drawn into the group.The Reggae Boyz will be targeting a top-two finish, which will secure a spot in the final hurdle – the final round of qualifying where the region’s top-six teams will lock horns for one of CONCACAF’s three automatic qualifying spots to Russia 2018. The fourth-place team at the final round will face a play-off with the fifth-place finisher from Asia qualifying.Through the deal, FLOW will be broadcasting all of the Reggae Boyz games on its Flow 100 channel, and despite registering some 100,000 subscribers, Redwood, who noted that the company is looking into ways to make the games available to as many fans as possible, pointed to a commitment to providing high-interest content to the public as a major factor in its pursuing of the rights.”We have secured the rights for the entire round of matches home and away for the Reggae Boyz in their World Cup qualifiers,” said Redwood. “It’s really to ensure that we can consistently provide high-quality content to our customers; that’s something that we do on a regular basis, looking at channels, looking at different types of activities, events. Sporting events are something that we continue to look at and we try to bring the best content and the best TV experience to our customers across the island.”Redwood noted that the games, as well as pre- and post-game analysis, will be available for no additional cost with more niceties – such as the ability to watch the games on mobile devices coming into play for customers on their Advanced Video Service (AVS) platform.”It’s going to be on FLOW 100.We try to deliver again what is the best football experience for our customers … it’s a channel that is offered to all customers – they don’t have to pay any extra cost for it. They are going to be able to enjoy a pre-game show before every game, we are going to have high-quality colour commentary, high-quality analysis, and obviously that will include a lot of giveaways – phone giveaways, mobile credit, and certainly delivered at the highest quality.”One of the things that we are trying to do is to upgrade our customers from the legacy equipment that they have at home to the new AVS equipment, which would allow them to use our ‘Flow To Go’ product and watch the game on their mobile phones. Flow To Go is a product that we just introduced that once you have AVS at home you are able to carry a certain number of channels that you have on TV – including Flow 100 on your phone and, therefore, you will be able to watch these games anywhere you are once you can get Internet on your device,” added Redwood.But what about the millions of Jamaicans who are not currently on Flow’s cable-based platform. How will they be see the games?”We are looking to ensure that as many Jamaicans as possible can watch the games. We are looking at having screens across the island, viewing parties, and we have a number of initiatives to engage as many persons as possible, whether it be Flow customers or not, as we continue to drive football as we do with all the football properties that we now have (schoolboy football, futsal). So we are looking at creative ways of doing that and we will be advertising and announcing that as we get closer to the first game against Panama,” said Redwood.andre.lowe@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

Liberia 2nd in African Junior Athletics Championship

first_imgLiberia won a silver medal in high jump at the just ended African Junior Athletics Championship in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.Mr. Kadmiel Enders, 19, secured the second place in a tight race in the biennial competition which ran from Wednesday, the 2nd to Thursday, the 3rd of July 2014.Enders is expected to represent Liberia in the World Junior Championship in USA, the World Youth Olympics in China and the African Senior Championship in July and August respectively.Liberia’s second representative, Ms. Christine Julu 18, who participated in the 100m and 200m was among the first 10 countries to reach the finish line.Meanwhile, the two kids were selected from amongst about 100 kids at this year’s National Open Championship, which took place in Monrovia at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

ICBC warns drivers to be safe on Easter in light of winter-like conditions

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — In time for a snowfall warning to be put into effect for the Pine Pass portion of Highway 97, and in the South Peace near Tumbler Ridge, B.C.’s auto insurer is reminding drivers travelling on the highway for Easter to be cautious of winter conditions.Even though the first day of spring was on Sunday, the weather in this region says otherwise.A warning sent out Wednesday afternoon by Environment Canada indicates snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 centimetres, is expected on the Highway.- Advertisement -Rain or wet snow is expected to develop over Pine Pass over the afternoon, then change to snow at times heavy later tonight as the front approaches. The snow is expected to end early Thursday morning, as the front moves to the east.ICBC says an average of three people are killed and 670 are injured in 2,300 crashes on the Easter long weekend in B.C.“Make sure you and your vehicle are ready for all possible weather conditions during your Easter road trip,” said Lindsay Matthews, director responsible for road safety at ICBC.  “Be well rested, alert and focused on the road. We want everyone to travel to and from their Easter gatherings safely.”Advertisement While weather poses a big risk on its own, the corporation is also reminding drivers again that police will be cracking down on distracted driving this long weekend, as part of a month-long campaign.“Whether you’re driving across town or across the province, please do your part to drive safely on our roads this Easter long weekend,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.He says distracted driving is responsible for about one-quarter of all car crash fatalities in B.C.last_img read more

Paul Pogba latest: Man City and Barcelona target’s future ‘all depends on Juventus’, admits agent

first_imgThe future of Manchester City target Paul Pogba is dependent on his current club Juventus, according to the former Manchester United star’s agent.The France international has been the subject of a £55m bid from Barcelona for his services this summer, while City have also made their interest in the 22-year-old clear.Premier League champions Chelsea have seemingly pulled out of the race to sign the one-time Red Devils midfielder but the player’s agent has kept the door open for his client to make a big-money switch in the coming weeks.“Is Pogba unsellable?” Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, told Spanish newspaper Sport. “That depends on Juventus.”Pogba is contracted to the Turin giants until 2019 although the midfielder is seeking improved terms from last season’s double winners, which has raised question marks over his future.It has been suggested that Pogba is seeking a £4.5m deal per season, a sum City, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain would all be willing to offer should the Old Lady agree to sell the talented attacker. 1 Juventus star Paul Pogba last_img read more

Parents cite faith to avoid vaccinations

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.She is among a small but growing number of parents around the country who are claiming religious exemptions to avoid vaccinating their children when the real reason may be skepticism of the shots or concern they can cause other illnesses. Some of these parents say they are being forced to lie because of the way the vaccination laws are written in their states. “It’s misleading,” Rahim admitted, but she said she fears that earlier vaccinations may be to blame for her son’s autism. “I find it very troubling, but for my son’s safety, I feel this is the only option we have.” An Associated Press examination of states’ vaccination records and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that many states are seeing increases in the rate of religious exemptions claimed for kindergartners. “Do I think that religious exemptions have become the default? Absolutely,” said Dr. Paul Offit, head of infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia and one of the harshest critics of the anti-vaccine movement. He said the resistance to vaccines is “an irrational, fear-based decision.” The number of exemptions is extremely small in percentage terms and represents just a few thousand of the 3.7 million children entering kindergarten in 2005, the most recent figure available. But public health officials say it takes only a few people to cause an outbreak that can put large numbers of lives at risk. “When you choose not to get a vaccine, you’re not just making a choice for yourself, you’re making a choice for the person sitting next to you,” said Dr. Lance Rodewald, director of the CDC’s Immunization Services Division. All states have some requirement that youngsters be immunized against such childhood diseases as measles, chickenpox, diphtheria and whooping cough. Twenty-eight states, including Florida, Massachusetts and New York, allow parents to opt out for medical or religious reasons only. Twenty other states, among them California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Ohio, also allow parents to cite personal or philosophical reasons. Mississippi and West Virginia allow exemptions for medical reasons only. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HEALTH: Skeptical families are using fake religions to keep kids from getting shots. By Steve LeBlanc THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON – Sabrina Rahim doesn’t practice any particular faith, but she had no problem signing a letter declaring that because of her deeply held religious beliefs, her 4-year-old son should be exempt from the vaccinations required to enter preschool. last_img read more


first_imgBUSINESS: One of Donegal’s leading accountancy firms have made a brilliant video to celebrate their rebranding.Formerly named Vision Accountancy the company has now rebranded itself as Excel Partners. Sean Carr.Seán Carr is the firms founding Partner, with over TEN years’ experience working in the provision of advisory services having previously worked in two other leading Irish accounting firms.Seán has a reputation for straight talking, problem solving and expert professional advice based on considerable expertise which he has built up over a long period of time.He has extensive accountancy, tax, corporate finance and corporate turnaround experience.In some cases, he takes on the role of examiner or liquidator and has acted as liquidator to a number of PLCs. Seán brings a unique and different philosophy and mind set to problem solving.Finian is a highly experienced tax and recovery expert.Finian is a former head of Collector General’s Insolvency Unit which dealt with all insolvency matters in the state and headed up Revenue Audit teams in the audit of large and Multinational companies.Finian Loftus.He also has extensive experience in private practice in other leading Irish accounting firms. His experience with the Irish Revenue Commissioners is invaluable in ensuring that clients meet the necessary regulatory taxation compliance standardsExcel Partners- PhilosophyThe philosophy at Excel Partners is meticulous attention to detail, quality personal service and total professionalism which we regard as essential requirements for a modern approach to Accountancy. Excel Microsoft Excel changed the world of Accountancy in 1985 and Excel Partners are aiming to do the same. We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence is not an act but a habit.Partners- Client Partnerships. We view our client as our partners and we measure our success by yours. For us, clients are at the heart of our business and we involve clients at every stage as partners.We partner with our customers to deliver high calibre quality projects on time and on budget in a diligent, reliable, efficient and collaborative manner When Failure is an option, Partner with us.Delivered. We don’t promise, we deliver Solutions for your business problems. We are not just ordinary accountants, we are problem solvers and where others see problems, we see opportunities.  We have a reputation for creating powerful innovative solutions to complex problems. Your problems get us out of bed every morning. Walk in with a problem, walk out with a solution.Differently- Excel Partners are different. Our approach is different, but proven. We get results, it is a difference that matters.Accounting has changed and not all accountants are the same. We make accounting simple for clients and to make your life easier-is our top priority.ContactTelephone: 074- 98 90 120Email: solutions@excelpartners.ieDDTV: WATCH DONEGAL COMPANY’S BRILLIANT REBRAND LAUNCH was last modified: October 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDDTVFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Fears over Messi’s Barca future, Real rival Man United in Pogba chase – GOSSIP

first_img1 Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 9 Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers and online…Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has emerged as a leading contender to become the next England manager, with Harry Redknapp linked with joining the 38-year-old as assistant. (Daily Mail)Meanwhile, it is reported German legend Jurgen Klinsmann is in talks with the FA over the Three Lions job. (Daily Star)The president of the Spanish football league has admitted he is worried Lionel Messi could leave to play in another country after being found guilty of tax fraud. (Daily Mail)Real Madrid are ready to compete with Manchester United to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus, for what could be a world record transfer fee. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)Arsenal have held talks over a move for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, but are reluctant to pay the French club’s £42million asking price. (Daily Mail)Everton are favourites to sign Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, because Barcelona are not interested in signing the Spain international. (Liverpool Echo)Shanghai SIPG manager Sven Goran Eriksson is interested in signing Leicester star N’Golo Kante, and will table a £35m bid to bring the France midfielder to the Chinese Super League. (Daily Mirror)Meanwhile, Southampton striker Graziano Pelle looks set for an exit to China, with Shandong Luneng to complete a £13million switch for the Italian frontman next week. (Daily Telegraph)West Ham have rejected the chance to sign Robin van Persie – even though the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker was willing to take a huge pay cut to join them. (Daily Mirror)last_img read more

Agency upholds Delta salt standards

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Representatives of the federal Bureau of Reclamation and the state’s Department of Water Resources, the two agencies told to comply with the salinity standards, said the order was not fair. Cities such as Tracy and Manteca release wastewater into the delta, contributing to pollution and salt concentration, while state and federal pumps actually help keep the water fresh by keeping the water moving and fighting the stagnation that contributes to salinity in some areas, McCracken said. This decision comes one week after a state appellate court issued a complex ruling ordering the water board to uphold water-quality standards in the San Joaquin River, one of the waterways leading to the delta, so that conditions would be more appropriate for salmon. SAN FRANCISCO – Regulations on salt levels in the delta that connects California’s longest rivers to the San Francisco Bay must be enforced, even if it means cutting back on water that’s pumped to Southern California and to the Central Valley’s farm fields, water regulators said. Wednesday’s order marked the first time the California Water Resources Board took a firm stand enforcing salt levels in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River delta, which were first discussed almost 25 years ago. The agency ordered federal and state agencies drawing water from the environmentally troubled region to meet the water quality requirements, or face fines and even a possible shutdown of their massive pumps. The state and federal water projects contribute to the degradation of the delta’s water by sucking out water, decreasing circulation and hurting fish populations as well as farmers in the region, said activists who applauded the move. The decision requires the agencies operating the pumps to tell the board when they expect delta water to exceed the salt standard and to draw up a plan to resolve the problem, which could include letting more water out of reservoirs and into the delta, or stopping the pumps that deliver delta water to Californians as far south as Los Angeles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more