Hunter Borana out with ankle injury

first_imgWhen asked  about his injury he said: “It’s just the twisted ankle so I’ll be out for about two weeks ,I’m just concentrating on my recovery at the moment and hopefully I get better soon”.Borana was part of the 2014 U19 PNG Nines team that won the Inaugural Commonwealth Rugby League Championship in Glasgow.He was recruited from the Lae based Snax Tigers last year and has been a  consistent performer for the PNG Hunters side especially playing second row.last_img

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Phoenix spoils Romeo’s return, keeps quarterfinal hopes alive

first_imgPhoenix had to grind it out in the payoff moments after the Fuel Masters lost a 31-point lead, 66-35, at the start of the third quarter thanks to GlobalPort’s blistering 20-6 run.Romeo capped the Batang Pier’s comeback with a layup to trim the lead lead to four, 102-98 with 26 seconds left, but Jeff Chan and RJ Jazul iced the game for the Fuel Masters  from the free throw line with one charity apiece.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 folkPhoenix head coach Louie Alas admitted they still lack the composure to hold on to their leads and finish strong.“It’s a good thing that we had a huge lead because we don’t know how to finish until now,” said Alas. “If we didn’t have a big lead, we might be on the other side.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Wright lit up for the Fuel Masters with 32 points with five rebounds and six assists, while Chan added 18 points, five boards, and five dimes.Romeo had 20 points in his season debut while backcourt partner Stanley Pringle finished with a 16-point, 10-assist double-double.Despite the loss and a twin 5-6 record, the Batang Pier are already secured of either the sixth or seventh spot in the standings due to quotient scores.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed San Beda sweeps NCAA beach volleyball elims GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phoenix Fuel Masters vs Globalport Batang Pier. PBA IMAGESPhoenix fanned its quarterfinal hopes, and spoiled the return of Terrence Romeo after turning back Globalport, 104-100 in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fuel Masters ended their campaign in the elimination round with a 5-6 record and assured themselves of at least a playoff for the last quarterfinals spot on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Banks Committed to Fighting Ebola

first_imgThe Liberia Bankers Association (LBA) has assured the public of the banks’ commitment to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country.LBA president John B. S. Davies, III gave the assurance on Wednesday, September 10, when he appeared on ELBC Radio morning show. “The banking sector has been very supportive of the fight against Ebola. The sector has provided  both financial and logistical support to the government amounting to over US$250,000. Individual banks are also supporting awareness campaigns at our various branches and communities,” Davies said. The LBA boss noted that banks didn’t budget spending on the Ebola crisis, but individual banks had to readjust their budgets to deal with the challenges brought on as a result of the Ebola outbreak.Mr. Davies, who is also president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), also disclosed that banks are still providing full-time services to clients. “All services are operational at banks even though the Ebola crisis has brought its own unique challenges that we are dealing with daily as an industry and as  individual banks,” he said. According to him, remittances are still flowing, except for the extractive industry which, he said, is largely affected by the Ebola outbreak.Mr. Davies assured the public that the banking sector, as a critical symbol of hope, is the last place to show fear. Our business desk confirmed contractors for a number of concession companies in the extractive and agriculture industries have declared force majeure and left the country out of fear of contracting the Ebola virus and this has affected their relationship with banks. Touching on LBDI’s individual contribution to the fight against Ebola as a bank, the CEO recalled that the Bank had  contributed US$10,000 to the government of Liberia’s Ebola Trust Fund (ETF) and made available US$1,500 goodwill support, to Montserrado County District #13 Rep. Saah Joseph to fuel his ambulances that are being used to transport Ebola patients to various treatment centers in Monrovia. “We also contributed to the US$9,000 that was provided to the Ebola Trust Fund by the LBA as its contribution to fight the virus,” Davies added. He declared that LBDI is also providing free banking services to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for all Ebola-related accounts the Ministry has at LBDI. “Apart from this  critical intervention, we are providing full-scale financial services to Mano Manufacturing Company to produce bleaches and detergents to combat Ebola in Liberia.LBDI Support to Mano Manufacturing Mano Manufacturing Company, the manufacturer of made-in-Liberia chloral, alcohol and other bleaches and other products, such as candles and matches, amongst others, is mostly financed by LBDI. “This company,” Mr. Davies declared, “is also supplying bleaches and detergent to Guinea and Sierra Leone to fight Ebola.” The prices of bleach products have more than doubled in Monrovia, propelled by huge demand as most households, business centers, offices and healthcare centers are using them for cleaning up and hand washing purposes, a method the World Health Organization (WHO) says can help to break in transmission of the deadly Ebola virus.Consumers are meanwhile concerned about the hike in the prices of locally produced  bleach products, with some appealing to the company to produce enough to meet with the rising demand on the market. Banks are still providing loans to certain clients, said Mr. Davies, but he was quick to add that said loans were being disbursed on a case by case basis. “Banks are still lending, but we take every loan situation on a case by case,” he said, noting  that banks are still financing construction and some sectors of the economy that are not badly hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. He intoned that the government of Liberia’s economic management team (EMT), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank Group and other stakeholders are studying the lending strategy for banks for a possible review.Davies noted that a review of the lending strategy was critical to enhancing macroeconomic stability and growth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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P-ville City’s 100RCs Status Gains Momentum

first_imgPaynesville City Corporation’s (PCC) application to start benefiting from its share of the US$170 million grant set aside for members of the network of 100 Resilient Cities (100RCs) has been given a boost with the visit of the Rockefeller Foundation’s (RF) Associate Director of City and Practice Management.Ms. Liz Agbor-Tabi is visiting Cyvette Gibson, Mayor of PCC – the largest city within the municipality of the City of Monrovia.Ms. Agbor-Tabi, who is also an expert in Health Policy and Planning, told journalists last Thursday, that Paynesville has done a great deal to qualify for the 100RCs program, “and this will ensure it gets the full benefits.”She stated that the RF’s Resilient City Program is intended to help cities address some of the many challenges that they are faced with.The RF’s Associate Director gave a presentation at the PCC City Hall on the importance of Paynesville becoming a member of the 100RC Program and its associated benefits.As a member of the 100RC, Paynesville will gain access to tools, funding, technical expertise and other resources to build resilience to the challenges of the 21st Century. Ms. Agbor-Tabi indicated that some of the challenges to be tackled by the 100RCs are urbanization, unemployment, globalization and lack of basic social services, including water. “These issues put stress on cities’ abilities to grow and meet the needs of their fast growing populations, which the 100RC Program helps to devises strategies to tackle. Cities are interconnected and system failure in one city affects the others. Urban population is growing rapidly and so there are many challenges that need to be addressed by cities,” she further stated.With experience in working with vulnerable populations, Agbor-Tabi said she is in Liberia to help the City of Paynesville develop a strategy to assist and address the challenges facing the city.She further stated that Paynesville’s share of the US$170million will come as grant funding to hire a Chief Resilient Officer, who will be tasked to lead the citywide resilience-building process and engage stakeholders from across different government agencies, public and private sectors and various communities to incorporate diverse perspectives and knowledge. Paynesville will also receive technical support to develop a resilience strategy that reflects the city’s distinct needs and the support and services as its City Council works towards implanting that strategy. The grant would be intended for use in two to five years.Ms. Agbor-Tabi praised the PCC for having a “hardworking Mayor and team,” adding, “So we are here to also assist them in getting Paynesville to another level. They have been able to get the city through a very competitive process, which included interviews, site visitations and a long process. So, that shows their willingness to move this city forward.”In a brief comment, Mayor Gibson recalled how in May she told journalists that her city’s selection to join the 100 Resilient Cities Network is not only a significant honor, but will give her the tools to support a better Paynesville “today, tomorrow and for future generations to come.”“Our application recognized Paynesville’s commitment to better health infrastructure, proper water management, prevention of rainfall flooding and disease control.“As a new member of 100RCs, we can work with the best in the private, government and non-profit sectors in developing and sharing tools to plan and respond to resilience challenges ahead.”BackgroundFour months ago, PCC was chosen from a list of over 325 applicants on the basis of their willingness, ability and need to become resilient in the face of future challenges. Ten other cities on the continent, including Lagos, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Cape Town and Luxor in Egypt, joined Paynesville in making the 100RCs. Eight American cities including Washington D.C., Seattle, Atlanta and Honolulu made it among the 100RCs, while three Canadian cities joined Montreal to the list. In the UK, two cities joined three that were already on the list to take the UK’s tally to five.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Weekly MP Report from Jay Hill

first_imgIn Prince George-Peace River, the Village of McBride is receiving funding to boost its tourism infrastructure.  The City of Prince George will create up to 18 jobs through the expansion of the University of Northern British Columbia’s Connector Trail System.  – Advertisement -This week there was yet more reason to celebrate home-grown innovation and local decision-making at its best.  MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P.“Conservative Government-Northern Development Initiative Trust Partnership Boosted to $30-million” CAF and NDIT are a perfect fit.  And this week at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, I joined local business people and community leaders as NDIT identified 23 projects in 25 BC communities that will receive CAF funding.  Thanks to NDIT, this federal money is being delivered rapidly and with due diligence and strong local support. Those already approved are wide-ranging in scope from tourism improvements to skills training to green energy to the expansion of a mobile poultry processor.  In all, this first round of announced projects will create 295 jobs over the next 19 months.  Advertisement In addition to the $30-million that NDIT will deliver, Western Economic Diversification is also reviewing applications under the Community Adjustment Fund.  Eligible projects must be ready to start now, generate immediate employment and completed by March 31, 2011. Since you can’t beat that kind of success, I was pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has decided to entrust NDIT with a further $20-million under the Community Adjustment Fund to support additional projects in northern BC. There was tremendous demand for the Community Adjustment Fund from area businesses and communities and I commend the Northern Development Initiative Trust’s staff and board for reviewing the applications so quickly and thoroughly.  This additional funding means they will be able to fund many more worthy, job-creating projects in our region. CAF is the federal fund established under Canada’s Economic Action Plan to help reduce the short-term impacts of restructuring in communities that are heavily reliant on resource-based industries, including forestry and mining.  CAF is designed to create real local jobs now. UNBC is getting over $1-million to equip First Nations, youth, low income and the unemployed with employment skills, resources and practical business experience. And the Northern Environmental Action Team will receive funding to renew and expand its waste reduction program in the Peace River Regional District and Fort Nelson. In the coming days, I look forward to sharing more information with you on how this very successful partnership between our Conservative Government and the Northern Development Initiative Trust will continue to support projects that get people back to work and help to restore economic stability in northern British Columbia. Earlier this year, our Conservative Government identified Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) as the best choice to deliver $10-million of the federal Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) to central and northern BC communities. Northern Development Initiative Trust is the independent regionally-based, highly-responsive organization that knows what’s going on in our local communities.  From new projects, investment and innovation to employment needs and opportunities, NDIT has a proven track record of connecting leaders in industry, business, education and government to drive economic development and boost employment.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Newcastle agree deal to sign Japan’s Muto from Mainz

first_imgBut with Muto not a regular in recent Japan line-ups, it will be down to England’s governing Football Association to decide if he is cleared to play for northeast side Newcastle.“Newcastle United can confirm that Japan international Yoshinori Muto has been on Tyneside today (Friday) ahead of a proposed move to the club,” said a statement issued by the Magpies.“An agreement has been formalised between the Magpies and Muto’s current club, FSV Mainz 05, and the player has undergone a medical and agreed personal terms.“The transfer is now subject to the player being issued with a governing body endorsement, which will be determined at a hearing to take place later next week.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Newcastle-bound: Japan forward Yoshinori Muto © AFP/File / Kazuhiro NOGILONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 27 – Japan forward Yoshinori Muto is close to completing a move to the English Premier League after Newcastle United said Friday they had areed terms to sign him from German club Mainz.Newcastle said the move was now subject to approval, with the 26-year-old requiring a work permit.last_img read more

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Championship round-up: QPR fight back to earn Brighton draw while Middlesbrough go top

first_imgNew QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink saw his side recover from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Brighton at Loftus Road.The league leaders scored twice in two second-half minutes as Dale Stephens scored smartly before Rajiv van La Parra doubled the lead with a right-footed shot from outside the area.However, Charlie Austin was the hero for the hosts as he scored twice following Lewis Dunk’s dismissal to complete the comeback only minutes before the full time whistle.Meanwhile, Emilio Nsue ensured Middlesbrough leapfrogged Brighton to claim top spot in the Championship as he scored the only goal in the 1-0 win over fifth-placed Burnley.Tom Ince put in the type of performance that was expected of him on a weekly basis as he scored a hat-trick to keep Derby in contention for an automatic promotion place as they won 4-0 at home to Bristol City.The former Blackpool man scored either side of half time to down the Robins, the first a right-footed shot across goal before doubling his tally with a left-footed effort from outside the area.Ince grabbed his third in the 71st minute with a close range effort to keep the Rams third before he turned provider as Johnny Russell made it four.Cardiff City overcame a late scare as they survived a Brentford fightback to win 3-2 at the Cardiff City Stadium.Tony Watt opened the scoring after only 20 minutes with a left-footed shot before Kenwyne Jones doubled the Bluebirds’ lead nearly ten minutes later from close range to seal the victory.Brentford managed to pull a goal back 20 minutes from time through a Jake Bidwell header before John Swift levelled with only five minutes remaining.However, Jones reclaimed the lead in injury time as Cardiff were on the brink of surrendering a 2-0 lead for the third successive game.Cash-strapped Bolton fought from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw with Charlton at the Valley.Ademola Lookman scored twice for the hosts within the first 26 minutes, with the first coming after only a minute of the game.However, Wanderers, who started the evening at the foot of the Championship table and unable to pay their players for the month of November, fought back with Emile Heskey and Josh Vela both scoring to level the scores before the break.Ipswich maintained their play-off push as they marched out 2-1 winners away to managerless Fulham.Freddie Sears opened the scoring for the visitors after only 17 seconds, before Ross McCormack hit back for the Cottagers.However, Brett Pitman, for the second game in a row, sealed the win for the Tractor Boys as they ended the evening in sixth.Huddersfield moved away from the relegation places with a 2-0 victory over struggling Rotherham thanks to goals from Mustapha Carayol and Ishmael Miller.MK Dons ran out 2-1 winners at home to Sheffield Wednesday, while Birmingham rescued a 1-1 draw away to Preston in the evening’s remaining two games. Full Championship results:Cardiff 3-2 BrentfordCharlton 2-2 BoltonDerby 4-0 Bristol CityFulham 1-2 IpswichHuddersfield 2-0 RotherhamMiddlesbrough 1-0 BurnleyQPR 2-2 BrightonMK Dons 2-1 Sheffield WednesdayPreston 1-1 Birmingham Charlie Austin scored twice to earn a draw against Brighton 1last_img read more

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MAN ON SLIPPERY PATH WHEN INVOLVED IN VICIOUS ASSAULT ON TWO OTHERS

first_imgA young Letterkenny man became caught up in an incident in which two other men were assaulted and robbed.Letterkenny Court.Stephen Mongan, 21, appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday charged with assault. The court heard Mongan was part of a group which approached two other men on November 24th, 2013.The youths were robbed of their phones as well as other personal items including medical cards.The young men received a number of blows to the head and back.The men were also struck with a baton during an assault but there was no evidence that Mongan was responsible for this.The court was told that Mongan, of 83 Meadowbank, Letterkenny, was charged with Section 2 assault.Judge Paul Kelly described the incident as very disturbing.Solicitor for the accused Patsy Gallagher said his client had no previous convictions and had been running with the wrong people whom he had now disassociated himself from.He admitted his client had been going down a slipper path and was taking alcohol and prescription drugs on the night in question.However, he said he had put that behind him and planned to go to Manchester where he had a job waiting for him.Judge Kelly ordered a probation report on Mongan and adjourned the case until February 23rd.MAN ON SLIPPERY PATH WHEN INVOLVED IN VICIOUS ASSAULT ON TWO OTHERS was last modified: January 27th, 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) Tags:assaultcourtdonegalletterkennyStephen Monganlast_img read more

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Man appears in court following death crash

first_imgA 22-year-old man from Cork has appeared in court following the death of a man outside Letterkenny last month.Henry Kiely, of Kilbarry Cottage, Old Mallow Road, was previously charged with two counts of dangerous driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and having no driving license and no insurance. Kiely appeared at Letterkenny District Court today (Mon).His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, told the court that he is awaiting directions in the case from the Director of Public Prosecutions.He asked for the case to be put back until January next.It follows a crash at Dooballagh on the main Letterkenny to Ballybofey Road on September 6th last.A Maza car was in collision with a Toyota Hilux jeep.A local farmer, 55-year-old Francie Browne, was critically injured in the crash and taken to Letterkenny University Hospital.He died from his injuries the day after the crash.Man appears in court following death crash was last modified: October 1st, 2018 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:CorkcrashdeathdonegalDooballaghHenry Kielylast_img read more

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HUGE TURN-OUT EXPECTED FOR PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS DONEGAL’S RISING CRIME

first_imgHundreds of people are expected to attend a public meeting in Newtowncunningham to discuss the huge increase in burglaries in border areas and the impact of cuts to local garda resources.The meeting, which takes place next Monday, will focus on the need to protect local garda stations particularly in light of a surge in crime in rural areas over the past year.According to local Deputy Charlie McConalogue, whose Fianna Fail party are organsing the meeting, recent figures show that Donegal and other border counties have seen an increase of 18% increase in burglaries. “The area around south Inishowen closest to the border has suffered particularly from burglary incidents in the last number of months.“This public meeting is aimed at highlighting the importance of protecting local garda resources and keeping our garda stations open.“The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is currently considering a fresh round of cuts to rural garda stations, which could see more stations in Donegal and across the North West closed or downgraded.“This is unacceptable at a time when we see more households and more individuals in this region targeted by criminals,” the Donegal TD said. Local Fianna Fáil councillor Paul Canning has constantly highlighted the lack of Garda manpower in the border areas.“The public meeting is open to anyone who has questions or concerns about the increase in crime in this area and cuts to garda resources. I will give an overview of the particular challenges that need to be addressed regarding our local policing policy. We also need to focus on how we, as a community, ensure that our homes and streets are as safe as possible.”“The local gardaí work hard every day to protect our communities, but my concern is that this work has become increasingly difficult in the context of cuts imposed by Fine Gael and Labour over the past 18 months. I and my party will strongly oppose any further cuts to our local garda resources.“Our policing service cannot be stretched any further by decisions made at national level that make absolutely no consideration of the particular challenges we face in Donegal,” concluded Cllr Canning.The meeting will take place at the Columban Hall, Newtowncunningham oat 8pm Monday 15 October at 8pm. HUGE TURN-OUT EXPECTED FOR PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS DONEGAL’S RISING CRIME was last modified: October 9th, 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:borderCllr Paul Canningcrimedeputy charlie mcconalogueNrwtowncunninghamlast_img read more

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