Three Hunters players suspended

first_imgThe three players- Justin Olam, Bland Abavu and Adex Wera – have been suspended following a video review after last week’s game against the Townsville Blackhawks.Olam and Abavu have been suspended for one week each. Olam was charged for a shoulder charge while Abavu was cited for a dangerous throw and dangerous contact.Wera has been rubbed out for two weeks after being cited for a dangerous throw. He will miss the next two remaining season proper games.These suspensions and the season ending injury to centre Thompson Teteh has forced coach Michael Marum to rush in Noel Zeming and Stargroth Amean back from injury into the starting line-up for this Sunday’s round 24 against Northern Pride at Barlow Park in Cairns.Both Zeming and Amean have been out for the past six weeks, Zeming with a hand injury while Amean has just recovered from a knee injury.Marum has also included Wartovo Puara Jnr, Adam Korave and Nixon Borana, back after eight weeks in an extended 19 man squad.The 19 man squad is:1.         Stargroth AMEAN2.         Butler MORRIS3.         Noel ZEMING (Co-Capt)4.         Edward GOMA5.         Philemon KIMISIVE6.         Ase BOAS7.         Watson BOAS8.         Enoch MAKI9.         Warren GLARE10.       Esau SIUNE11.       Timothy LOMAI12.       Ishmael BALKAWA13.       Brandy PETER14.       Sailas GAHUNA15.       Adam KORAVE16.       Benjamin HETRA17.       Nickson BORANA18.       Wartovo PUARA Jnr19.       Atte Bina WABOCoach Marum will finalise the travelling 18 man team on Thursday afternoon. The team travels to Cairns on Friday morning.last_img read more

Hubert Lawrence | Farewell to the Captain!

first_imgWhen a giant dies, memories come flooding back. The highs and lows are replayed like a movie on a DVD player. This is how we reflect on the contribution of Captain Horace Burrell, the president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF). The highs were dizzying. When Burrell started selling people the concept of Jamaica qualifying for the World Cup in 1994, it was far-fetched. Yet, little by little, as he put his team together, the impossible dream become more and more real. When Ian ‘Pepe’ Goodison headed the winner past Mexico at the National Stadium on November 17, 1996, and after a home draw on the same against the Mexicans a year later, the dream came true. Jamaica had become the first English-speaking Caribbean country to qualify for the World Cup. It wouldn’t have been possible without Burrell’s vision and his persistence in getting others in business and government to share the vision. He will forever be linked with RenÈ Simies, the messianic Brazilian, chosen to pilot our footballers to France for the 1998 World Cup. It was a partnership that was right for the times. Together, they swept Jamaicans into a nationalistic fervour. Though Jamaica hasn’t qualified for the World Cup since, teams wearing black, green and gold have qualified for and played in the 1999 Under-17 World Cup and the 2001 Under-20 World Cup. More recently, Jamaica placed second in the 2015 Gold Cup. These are accomplishments directed from an administrative standpoint by Burrell. The JFF Academy, where local coaches study for international certification, will bear fruit in the years to come. Burrell’s death comes not long after the sudden departures of pioneer high jumper Germaine Mason and Doreen Brown, a faithful servant to the sport of boxing. Mason was barely 35, and memories of his days on the high jump apron, winning World Junior and World Indoor bronze medals for Jamaica, are fresh. The boxing fraternity tells chapter and verse of Brown’s continuous service to a sport that has given the nation several world champions. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association has created a lasting tribute to Mason by establishing a scholarship in the jumper’s name at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education and Sport. When the time is right, the JFF could do something similar in Burrell’s memory. At the very least, the JFF’s New Kingston office could be renamed the Horace Burrell Building. He was a human being, too. Often, grieving individuals would receive a personally signed condolence card from Burrell himself. A warm handshake would be extended in person. Whatever you thought of Burrell the football administrator, you have to give him credit for believing Jamaica could be world class at football and backing that belief with a vision. He was an optimist who made things happen. There were lows, but history will give more space to the highs inspired by the Captain. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at trackside since 1980. OTHER DEATHS IN SPORTSlast_img read more

Woman Jailed for Failure to Pay Access Bank Loan

first_imgFailure on the part of Madam Wenwu Benetta Gray to honor her US$12,372.72 loan obligation with Access Bank Liberia was enough last Friday to see her placed behind bars at the Monrovia Central Prison. Madam Gray is said to be a customer of the bank. The court charged her with the crime of “Defrauding Secure Creditor.” The crime under the law qualifies a person for bail, but defendant Gray at that time could not find a lawyer to secure her bond that would have prevented her from being sent to prison.Mrs. Gray was jailed on the order of Magistrate Kennedy Peabody of the Monrovia City Court following a complaint filed before the court by the management of the bank.In their complaint, the bank alleged that it entered into a loan agreement with Mrs. Gray in May this year, wherein she received the amount of US$11,000 with an interest of US$1,372.72 that she agreed to pay by September; an agreement, which the bank said she has failed to honor up to date. Although she has paid some amount of the loan, the bank said that alone could not stop the court from sending the defendant to jail.Based on that complaint, the court without hesitation issued a writ of arrest against Mrs. Gray, brought under the jurisdiction of Magistrate Peabody, who without wasting any time sent the defendant to the Monrovia Central Prison until she can file a criminal appearance bond.“During the period of May, defendant Gray being there received from the bank’s cash amount of US$11,000, which was subjected to security interest. Said amount the defendant purposely converted and placed her to prevent the collection,” the writ further said.The alleged act, according to Magistrate Peabody, is unlawful, wicked, and illegal and in was intentional in the violation of the law of which she committed the crime, defrauding secure creditor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

INQUIRER Sports Top 7 Stories of 2019: Carlos Yulo is PH’s 1st world champion gymnast

first_imgLATEST STORIES Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There were no shortage of drama, celebrations and iconic moments this year in Philippine sports and there were some that stood out from the rest.For the next several days, runs down the top 7 sports stories of 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China PH’s top gymnast Carlos Yulo qualifies for Tokyo OlympicsYulo followed up his World Championship win with a successful run in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games where he won two gold and five silver medals to become the Filipino delegation’s most bemedalled athlete.That won’t be the end of Yulo’s exploits, though, as he’s now prepping up for the biggest stage in sports—the Olympics.Yulo’s conquest of Stuttgart earned him an automatic spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, putting him as a viable candidate to give the Philippines its first gold medal in the Summer Games.ADVERTISEMENT TNT’s KJ McDaniels on top of PBA Govs’ Cup Best Import hunt If there ever was a firecracker that made the loudest explosion in 2019, it has to be the diminutive Carlos Yulo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The 4-foot-11 Yulo exploded into the public’s consciousness when he won the gold medal in the floor exercise of the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Competition in Stuttgart, making his the first Filipino world champion gymnast.After his gold medal triumph in October, Yulo quickly elevated into a Filipino sporting superstar and he hasn’t slowed down since. NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areascenter_img ‘People evacuated on their own’ Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold PLAY LIST 07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers05:04Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption MOST READ Carlos Yulo thinks more Filipinos should try gymnasticsThe closest the Philippines has been to the top of the podium was in 1964, 1996, and 2016.Hidilyn Diaz was the country’s last silver medalist the women’s -53 kilogram division in the weightlifting event of the 2016 Rio Olympics.Both Yulo and Diaz, as well as pole vaulter EJ Obiena, are well on their way to the Olympics.To take on that golden task, Yulo went straight back to work after the SEA Games and returned to Japan to once again train with his coach Munehiro Kugimiya.RELATED STORIESINQUIRER Sports Top 7 Stories of 2019: Nesthy Petecio is women’s world boxing champINQUIRER Sports Top 7 Stories of 2019: EJ Obiena clinches Olympics berthINQUIRER Sports Top 7 Stories of 2019: NU Lady Bulldogs push streak to 96-0INQUIRER Sports Top 7 Stories of 2019: Tale of 2 teams in college basketballINQUIRER Sports Top 7 Stories of 2019: Pacquiao turns back time anewSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee When Pops met Martin’s son Santino View commentslast_img read more

Felipe Scolari fired after Samba flop

first_img0Shares0000RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14- Brazil’s football confederation (CBF) will not renew national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s contact, local media reported early Monday, just hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup.Scolari said that he would let the CBF decide his fate after his team lost the game for third place 3-0 to the Netherlands on Saturday, and after being crushed by Germany in a humiliating 7-1 defeat on Tuesday. Tuesday’s performance was the country’s worst defeat since losing the 1950 final game to Uruguay in a tournament held in Brazil, a black mark on the nation’s psyche known as the Maracanazo.Scolari, best known by his nickname Felipao, led Brazil to a World Cup victory in 2002 in Japan. He took over the team in December 2012, just before Brazil hosted the Confederations Cup.Brazil won that tournament, seen as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup, 3-0 in a final match over reigning champions Spain.Brazil then began preparing for what they hoped would be a sixth World Cup trophy and their first Cup victory at home.Critics however remained unconvinced by Scolari’s unelegant style and rough tactics.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal and Chelsea misfits combine to score (video)

first_imgWorld champions Germany needed the help of Lukas Podolski and Andre Schurrle to draw with Australia.The Socceroos had gone ahead thanks to Crystal Palace’s Mile Jedinak, but Schurrle and Podolski combined to spare their nations’ blushes.WATCH MILE JEDINAK’S BRILLIANT FREE-KICK HERESchurrle broke into the box and crossed for Podolski to finish and equalise inside the last 10 minutes.Podolski is currently on loan at Inter from Arsenal having fallen out of favour in north London, while Chelsea deemed Schurrle surplus to requirements and sold him to Wolfsburg in January.last_img

QPR midfielder Ben Gladwin set to extend Swindon Town loan spell

first_img1 Ben Gladwin [right] Swindon Town are hoping to extend the loan of QPR outcast Ben Gladwin.The 23-year-old midfielder came to the end of his initial 28-day spell after the weekend’s defeat to Wigan.Gladwin, who was sold to QPR by Swindon during the summer, moved back on loan last month and impressed during his five outings, scoring once.The Robins dropped to second bottom of League One as a result of the 1-0 defeat to the Latics – and are desperate to persuade Rangers to let them keep Gladwin for longer as they attempt to turn their season around.So Swindon chairman Lee Power will hold talks with QPR’s director of football Les Ferdinand in a bid to secure an extension for the former Hayes & Yeading ace.last_img

Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth: Jose Mourinho’s Blues’ season goes from bad to worse as Murray nets late winner

first_imgGlenn Murray came off the bench to net a late winner for Bournemouth against Chelsea on Saturday evening, to pile more misery on the Blues’ torrid season.Just as it looked Jose Mourinho’s men were turning their bad form around, they failed to take their chances in a dominant second-half performance.In previous years, Chelsea’s home record has been so strong but they have already lost against Crystal Palace, Southampton and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge this season. And now Bourenmouth.Murray had been brought on as a substitute in the 80th minute and he was celebrating a winner in the 82nd as his header sent the travelling Eddie Howe’s side’s fans into hysterics, as Chelsea’s campaign went from bad to worse.Bournemouth had started to look like they were in for a real tough season, but their first win since September may just kickstart their campaign after defeating last year’s Premier League champions.Mourinho continued to play without Diego Costa, who was left on the bench again as Eden Hazard played the role of ‘false nine’.In John Terry’s absence, Kurt Zouma partnered Gary Cahill – who signed a new four-year deal with the club this week – in the centre of defence.Chelsea started more promisingly as the visitors sat deep, but they were visibly struggling without a main striker to play in front of the array of attacking players in which they possess.Thibaut Courtois returned between the sticks for Chelsea, after being sidelined since September, and the Belgian shot-stopper had to save a couple of early chances.First, the Cherries attacked on the counter and he showed good reactions to stop Junior Stanislas’ shot before getting a hand to Josh King’s shot at the near post.Bournemouth gloveman Artur Boruc was on hand at the other end too as he denied Hazard twice in quick succession.The Belgian playmaker unleashed a long-range shot after coming in from the right wing and shooting from 20 yards. The Polish keeper then did well to get a hand to Hazard’s well-placed low effort which was heading for the corner.Chelsea introduced Costa after the interval and the Blues dominated the early exchanges, winning a number of corners but failing to take any opportunities.Nemanja Matic squandered the home side’s best chance early in the second half when Willian’s powerful cross fell to the midfielder unexpectedly and he headed over from four yards.Bournemouth looked dangerous on the counter as they mustered few chances in the second period.It looked like it may have been one of those days again for Chelsea, as Branislav Ivanovic blasted a simple ball across the box to Costa before he slid a sublime ball across the six-yard box minutes later. Costa made it at the far post, but he could not get a good connection with the ball.  Things got much worse for Chelsea as Bournemouth netted late on. The Cherries got a corner and the ball was headed across the box where Murray, moments after coming on, headed home from close range.Chelsea could argue Murray was offside, but the goal stood and Chelsea were again left ruing missed chances as the Cherries made history in west London. 1 Chelsea 0-0 Bournemouth: Jose Mourinho’s Blues’ season goes from bad to worse as Murray nets late winner last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Bodyshop Repair Manager required

first_imgHegarty’s Auto Services has been established as a family run business for 50 years and are the Main Ford Dealers for Co. Donegal, Ireland, offering New & Used Cars and Commercial Vehicles as well as a full range of support services as befits a top dealership. We are now looking for a Bodyshop Manager to lead our team effectively. Job Description You will manage and coordinate the workflow of repairs within this busy Bodyshop, ensuring financial, volume and quality targets are achieved, ensuring high quality repairs within company procedures to maximise customer satisfaction. You will effectively manage the Bodyshop department and provide the delivery of high standard of engagement, motivation and employee relations.The ideal candidate for this position must have:An ability to complete projects on-time-to-quality and within budget.Drive and ambition.A desire to take charge and show initiative.Strength to follow through and keep at it until you get results.Experience of estimating systems would be a decided advantage.To Apply If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, or know someone that might be, then we urge you to apply for this position by emailing a CV and cover letter (outlining why you are the best fit for this role) to . Closing date 02/04/2018.Hegarty’s Auto Services is an equal opportunities employer.Al applications will be dealt with promptly and in the strictest of confidence.Job Vacancy: Bodyshop Repair Manager required was last modified: March 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BodyshopBodyshop Repair ManagerfordHegarty’s Auto ServicesJob Vacancymechanicslast_img read more

Food pantry receives gift worthy of merit

first_imgFor information, call Crawford at (661) 255-9078, e-mail her at or visit local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Our client base is growing. We distribute over 1,000 pounds of food each day and one cart just wasn’t enough anymore. We asked Jonathan for one more and he built two,” Crawford said. “He did a wonderful job and we are just thrilled with what he did for us.” Salkeld, a member of Troop 888, said he enjoyed the project and the Scouting program in general where he spent years “making a lot of friends and learning things I’ll use later in life like survival skills and people skills.” Salkeld’s scoutmaster is his father, Edward Salkeld, who was proud of his son’s accomplishment. “He planned the project and learned how to coordinate a group of people,” the father said. “I hold him to the same high standard I hold all of our Scouts.” The food pantry is celebrating its 20th year. Established in 1986 by a small group of community volunteers, the pantry uses food donations from the community to provide supplemental food on a short-term basis to qualified local residents. Approximately 60 volunteers work together to sort food, prepare bags and assist clients. SANTA CLARITA – Jonathan Salkeld wanted his Eagle Scout project to have a big impact so he decided to help the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry better coordinate service for its more that 3,400 clients. Managing 13 Scouts and six adults, Salkeld built shelving for the Newhall pantry’s distribution and sorting areas and built two new carts volunteers can use to prepare bags of food for the community’s hungry. “The shelves will really help us become more efficient in our food distribution area,” said Belinda Crawford, the pantry’s executive director. “We have added several children’s nutrition programs in the last year and needed shelf space for specialized items that we give to parents of small children.” The carts have been needed for quite some time, she added. last_img read more