Tongan squad named for Hong Kong Sevens

first_imgAll members of the team were selected from the recent Kolomotu’a Sevens competition, a competition that was won by Toloa Old Boys.  The national team will participate in the core status qualifying competition of the tournament. This competition features 12 non-core teams with the overall winner being granted a core status for the next HSBC World Series (2016 – 2017). Core status means a team is invited to participate in every tournament of the HSBC World Series. Tonga’s pool opponents are Morocco, Brazil and Japan.  Tonga Sevens Team List      Atelea Moa – Marist    Misitana Afeaki – Ha’apai    Taliauli Sikuea – Toloa Old Boys    Semisi Tei – Toloa Old Boys    Sione Vea – Toloa Old Boys    Tuihakavalu Ika – Toloa Old Boys    Joseph Tongia – Marist    Tavake Fusimalohi – Fasi Ma’ufanga    Unaloto Kaloni – Ha’apai    Samisoni Asi – Toloa Old Boys    Fine Tokai – Lavengamalie    Viliami Siale – Toloa Old BoysThe officials are:Co-head Coaches – Siaosi Atiola and Taholo AnitoniTeam Manager – Tevita LavemaiTeam Physio – Siosaia Vakasiuola.(The captains of the eight teams battling to win core team status next season)last_img read more

Simeone visits one of the stadiums that complicate him most

first_imgThe Atlético visits the RCDE Stadium with the clear missive of winning again away from home, something that does not happen since on December 22 in the victory against Betis (1-2). The roijblanco team has only managed three wins how visitor in what march of League (before him Leganés on the second day and in Mallorca in the sixth), something that has meant a very heavy ballast when it comes to consolidating in third place. And Espanyol is a bone for Atlético in its stadium. The parakeet team has always demanded the most from Simeone in his visits and in the seven meetings there since the arrival of the Argentine coach to the club there can be no more even balance: three victories of Espanyol, other three of Atlético and a draw. In the last two rojiblancas visits have been the blue and whites who have done with the three points. By win a year ago (3-0) to believe with faith in their possibilities to reach the Europa League, something they ended up getting. The goals of Godín in own and the double of Borja Iglesias, left a great afternoon for the local fans, which today will fill his fief. In the 2017-18 season it was Sergio García the author of the winning goal for Espanyol. The other parakeet victory goes back to the 2013-14 season, year of the mattress title. Atlético traveled to Barcelona with full victories in the first eight days, but a goal in Courtois own He decided the game for the locals. It was the only rojiblanca defeat in the first 22 days of the competition until he returned to visit Almeria in match 23, a match marked by the controversial arbitration. Atlético del Cholo’s first victory in the Espanyol field was in 2013, on his first visit. Raúl García was the author of the only goal of the match. In the 2015-16 and 2016-17 season the other two mattress triumphs would arrive consecutively and with Griezmann as the protagonist. In the first one he went up Diop’s initial goal thanks to the goals of Torres, Griezmann and Koke. A year later the French would be the author of the goal that gave the victory to Atlético. Finally in the 2014-15 academic year, Espanyol and Atleti finished their game in tables and without goals. A stadium that in recent years has choked on Atletico and that Now measure the mattress growth moment after three wins and a draw in their last four games. With virtually all the available template, less Giménez and Lemar for physical problems, and recovering a pressure and an intensity that has been a sign of Simeone but that had been seen dropper this course, Atlético will seek his fourth victory as a visitor in one of its stadiums that complicate the games more.last_img read more

UL LAW School Admits 50

first_imgA class size of 50 students (35 first-year plus 15 re-admitted) has been admitted to the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, following a process of rigorous credential screening that included the administering of two entrance exams after 509 applications were received, according to a press release from the University of Liberia. The disclosure was made by Counselor T. Negabalee Warner, Dean of the Law School, at the end of an intensive week-long orientation for the in-coming first-year students on Friday, September 16, 2016, on the Capitol Hill campus of the University, where the school is located. “There were over 400 candidates that sat the two tests,” Dean Warner said. “On the first test, there were more than 215 applicants and 25 persons passed, while the second test was taken by 170 students and only 10 passed for a combined total of 35; they, along with 15 readmitted students, were admitted this year.” During the orientation, the students received what is referred to as their first “legal baptism” into case briefing – a tedious academic exercise that dissects a court’s opinion to the key elements and discusses its essence.According to Dean Warner, the students were taught the basic elements of a case: the facts of the case; the particular legal issue that is at question in the case; the specific legal rule of law that is applicable to the case; the application of that rule of law to the facts of the case; and then the court’s holding/conclusion. “With the exception of the specific rule of law (which should almost always be quoted), the case brief should be a summary and paraphrasing of the court’s opinion in your own words,” said Dean Warner in one of the lecture sections. But what the class seems to lack in terms of numbers it makes up in terms of professional diversity. In this class, which is expected to complete in 2019, there are several students with advanced degrees who occupy mid-level to senior positions in the private and public sectors. Among them is an experienced law enforcement officer; a police forensic investigator; an assistant minister; two former lawmakers; a deputy minister; a politician who claims to have founded two political parties; a young anti-corruption advocate; a youth advocate; four pastors; an oil and gas expert; and a magistrate, among others. The class has five females, all of whom are professionals in their respective organizations. The class is also diverse in terms of the universities represented. Obviously, the majority of them are from University of Liberia; however, all universities in the country—with the exception of Tubman University, which is gradually building its alumni base—are represented at least by one graduate. Similarly, the class has graduates from universities abroad, including the Universities of Ghana-Legon, Liverpool, Maryland, and Columbia.The Law School’s enrollment has been declining since the ascendancy of current President Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, whose policy places premium on admitting quality students rather than having many students. The last two classes had 44 and 60 first-year students each, and this trend is expected to continue under the new Dean. In 2009, when President Dennis attended his first orientation, the class had nearly 100 first-year students. “You know when I walked in here few minutes ago, there was a stark difference between my first orientations as President in 2009. When I walked in here in 2009, this room was jammed parked. And I asked: ‘Are all these people needed? Does this group exemplify where we are going,’” Dr. Dennis recollected. Fast-forward to 2016, Dr Dennis, who has elected to retire once a new president is found, is leaving behind a different Law School than the one he inherited, and he says that pleases him very well. This is what he said in July about the school: “Over the past six years, the institution has grown, particular in quality. The quality of the students admitted to the Law School now is by far better than a few years ago and that pleases me very much,” he said. “The qualitative profile of the faculty has increased tremendously. Seven years ago, the Law School had just a few with an LLM degree—something around four or five—now we have about 22.” Besides urging a rigorous admissions process and increasing its faculty profile, Dr Dennis also found a new Dean to replace Counselor David A.B. Jallah, who served the school for 15 years and under whose administration some of the current policies begun. The Law School also has several partnerships and relationships with other law schools abroad, including Indiana University, where many of the 22 Law Faculty were trained in the seven years Dr. Dennis has led the university; and Tilburg University, in the Netherlands, where he visited two weeks ago to renew a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions that could achieve many things for the UL Law School, including the possibility of awarding its Master’s Degree in Laws. Among the 50 students admitted this term is Gerald Yeakula, 23, a graduate of the University of Liberia, who described the week-long orientation as transformative.“I feel honored to be part of this class. A challenge has been placed before us. The first week was a transformative experience,” Yeakula said. “It took us from our world, the world we found ourselves in, to another world or profession. We saw things differently, and more importantly, we were urged to step up because we are going to a profession which is an important one, and because of that certain pressure will come to bear on us.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgTHE man who died in a tragic accident in Kilcar last night was John Campbell Jnr, the son of the Finn Harps stalwart John Campbell.The popular 28-year-old was killed when a car he was working on collapsed on top of him around 8.30pm last night. Gardaí are carrying out an investigation as a matter of course but it’s understood officers are treating the incident as a tragic accident.This morning his father John, a former Harps chairman who works as the club’s secretary and Director of Finn Harps Schools, posted a picture of him with his son together on his Facebook page.He wrote: “Memories that no-one can steal.”The entire sporting community in the county has expressed its sympathies to the Campbell family, their wider family circle and the community of Kilcar. The thoughts of everyone at Donegal Daily are with the Campbell family at this time. FINN HARPS’ STALWART EXPRESSES SADNESS AT DEATH OF SON IN ACCIDENT was last modified: February 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:finn harpsJohn Campbelltragic accidentlast_img read more

Antelope Valley Things To Do

first_img Ranger-led nature hikes will be held at 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Avenue M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Avenue K, Lancaster. Admission $7. Club membership: $20. Call Hester (661) 718-8997. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 160Want 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Short stories that won a Palmdale Writers Roundtable competition will be read at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Admission is free. Call (661) 267-5684. Palmdale Youth and Community Dance Company perform “The Snow Queen,” dance variations from “The Nutcracker” and tap and jazz pieces to the music of “The Jethro Tull Christmas Album” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets are $10, or $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Palmdale Youth and Community Orchestras perform the Brandenburg “Sinfonia” and “Sleepers Awake” plus holiday favorites at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets are $10, or $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Palmdale Youth and Community Choirs perform holiday songs at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 as part of the Spirit of the Holidays series at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets are $10, or $8 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Tony Molina and Friends will perform salsa music and Latin ballads 8 to 11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa DJ Wayne Molina performs 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. “Sister’s Christmas Catechism – The Mystery of the Magi Gold” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Dec. 1-11 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets are $30, or $25 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets are $16, or $8 for youth. Call (661) 723-5950. Country singer-songwriters Craig Morgan and George Canyon perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets are $37 and $33. Call (661) 723-5950. Antelope Valley Ballet performs “The Nutcracker” at 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets are $26, or $14 for youth. Call (661) 723-5950. last_img read more


first_imgResults of last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Deerpark Jenny 4/6 fav; 2, Mullrook Danaher 9/4. Time: 19.02. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 2 (350 yards): 1, Deerpark Youngin 5/4 fav; 2, Monacetta 5/1. Time: 19.19. Distance: 2.5 lengths. Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Topless Bus 4/1; 2, Loyal Lamp 6/1. Favourite: Tober Scolari 4/6. Time: 19.33. Distance: half a length.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Mongys Flyer 4/6 fav; 2, Take Cover 4/1. Time: 28.77. Distance: 4.5 lengths.Race 5 (525 yards); 1, Hather If 3/1; 2, Ballybun Glen 3/1. Favourite: Seagrave Bolt 6/4. Time: 29.36. Distance: a neck.Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Uncle Lez 4/1; 2 Fridays Berlin. Time: 19.05. Distance: 2.25 lengths. Race 7 (350 yard): 1, Golden Pearl 5/2 fav; 2, So So 6/1. Time: 18.97. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Crashball 3/1; 2, Drumsna Lilly 7/2. Favourite: Collins 5/4. Time: 29.37. Distance: a short head.Race 9 (350 yards): 1, Fridays Prague 6/4 fav; 2, Ross Jack 3/1. Time: 19.11. Distance: 1.5 lengths.Race 10 (525 yards); 1, Sunrise Belle 7/2; 2, Drumsna Castle 3/1. Favourite: Fridays Brett 5/4. Time: 29.34. Distance: 2.75 lengths.Race 11 (525 yards): —- —- —- Race 12 (525 yards): 1, Psycho Bob 6/4 fav; 2, Ballinclare May 4/1. Time: 29.53. Distance: a length.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: June 29th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordResultslast_img read more


first_imgA number of staff at Letterkenny General Hospital whose clothing was damaged or destroyed during last year’s flooding have NOT yet been compensated.Flashback – the flood at the hospital last year. Donegaldaily.comThe HSE agreed to compensate staff for damaged shoes and other clothing when they rushed to help clean up the hospital during the chaotic scenes of July last year.A total claim of €22,000 was put in by hundreds of staff as part of the overall estimated €40M claim agreed with insurance assessors to repair and rebuild the hospital. The staff were also asked to forward claims for items damaged in their lockers at the hospital.However Donegal Daily has learned that a number of staff have still not received their payments more than a year later.A spokesperson for the HSE has said that a number of the payments have been made but admitted others are still being processed.Sinn Fein Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn said it is unfair that frontline staff, who responded so magnificently on the day of the original flood, should be forced to wait so long to have a claim processed. “I just think it is mean-spirited. Workers responded magnificently on that day and asked for nothing in return.A scene from the flooded hospital last summer“They are rightly entitled to some form of reimbursement for personal items damaged or destroyed as they volunteered with no request for payment.“If there is an issue over the payments then the HSE should meet with staff and let them know what these issues are.“In fairness these same staff showed loyalty when the hospital was partially flooded again last week and volunteered their services once more.“No matter what the issues are over these payments, the HSE should come out an explain  why some staff have not received them,” he said. Donegal Daily is still awaiting a specific response from the HSE with regard to the exact number of staff still awaiting their payments and other issues we put to them.A spokesman said they have forwarded our queries to management at Letterkenny General Hospital and that they are awaiting a full response.HOSPITAL STAFF STILL NOT REIMBURSED FOR SHOES AND CLOTHING A YEAR AFTER FLOOD was last modified: August 11th, 2014 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:claimsclothingcompensationDeputy Padraig MacLochlainndonegalhospital staffLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

PML Daily PL team of the week

first_imgTheo Walcott scored two goals against Leicester on Wednesday. Photo by Agencies.Manchester City moved 15 points ahead of their nearest tittle opponents as they won convincingly at home and their rivals Manchester United lost on the same night.Arsenal now have an eight point deficit to cub on the fourth placd after suffering their second successive loss away from home as Liverpool won away to Huddersfield Town.The pressure on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte just increased and his side succumbed to a 3-0 home loss to lowly Bournemouth.Here is the finest group of 11 players that PML Daily Correspondent, Shaban Lubega picked from a host of stars that performed in game week 25.The eleven in a 3:5:2 formation.GK. Nick Pope(Burnely):Nick Pope has continuously been been one of the stand out performers for Burnely this season as the Clarets continue to impress the neutrals and push for a European spot. The goalkeeper has conceded a mere 22 goals in 25 matches and against Newcastle on Wednesday, on top of putting his game reading abilities to work on several occasions and making some decent saves, he saved Joselu’s penalty in a period when Newcastle was all over his side and kept them in the game for long periods until they equalised with five minutes to go.RWB. Kieran Trippier(Totteham):The man that was thought to be on his way out of Spurs a few years ago due to the quality that was available in terms of competition now looks more of an established full back in a top team and keeping Serge Aurier on the bench. Tasked with the job of shutting out United’s marque signing Alexis Sanchez and he did it with alot of ease that he got even time to lay the cross Phil Jones deflected into his own goal for the second game.More of the same perfomances from the young Englishman will surely see him on the flight to Russia come June.LWB. Sam Clucas (Swansea):Clucas scored his first brace as a Swansea player against Arsenal on Tuesday. The Englishman has been one of the revelations of the team under Carlos Carvalhal and he may be an integral piece in Swansea’s survival aspirations of he can keep himself in form. In such form, may be he will be in Gareth Southgate’s mind come the Russia world cup.CB. Alfie Mawson(Swansea):Carlos Carvalhal may be the catalyst to Swansea’s recent charge but having consistent performers like Alfie Mawson should always get the credit they deserve. Over the course of the last few weeks when Swansea has lost only one of its last seven games in all competitions, Mawson has been a rock at the back and against Arsenal, the Englishman did more than just defend as he played a through ball for Sam Clucas to equalise just after his side had conceded 70 seconds before. With some of England’s senior defenders lacking in form, Mawson will be fancying his chances of playing at the World cup but will of course looking to helping his beloved Swansea avoid the drop first.CB. Nathan Ake(Bournemouth):The boy who was deemed not good enough by Chelsea a few months ago and sold, came back to hunt Antonio Conte’s men at the Bridge on Wednesday. A master class defensively is what can be used to describe his perfomance when shutting out the likes of Edin Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez but what will always highlight his perfomance was the goal he scored against his former side. All he had to do was be in the right place at the right time and boy he was, poking home a Junior Stanislas purried shot on a day the his team put out their finest perfomance since 2015 when they joined the top tier.CB.Jamal Lascelles(Newcastle United):With Newcastle struggling and in danger of suffering back to back relegations from the Premier league, they need their senior players to start perfoming. The Magpies captain Jamal Lascelles put out such a perfomance against Brighton that he deserved to walk away with all three points when he put his side ahead mid way the second half only for his own keeper to score an own goal with five minutes to play. The Big Englishman may have little or no chances of impressing the national team coach for a place at the World Cup but if he can put out more perfomances close to the one on Wednesday, who knows what may be in store for him.CM. Emre Can (Liverpool):Jurgen Klopp required a positive response from his side on Tuesday when they traveled to Huddersfield after loosing their last two games in all competitions, many did exectly that but non did so better than the versatile German international. The volley outside the box to amke it 1-0 was the tip of the ice but his general perfomance all night long as he martialed the midfield can also not go unnoticed. Can is highly tipped to be leaving at the end of the season but if his show at the John Smith stadium is what Liverpool are likely to miss when he is gone, then Klopp and his stuff better do all it take to keep him put.Alfie Mawson is surely knocking on the door for a spot in the World Cup. Photo by Agencies.CM. Christian Ericksen(Tottenham):The catalyst of Spurs’ excellent peromance against Manchester United on Wednesday, Christian Eriksen bearly put a foot wrong as his team out played their opponents in every sense of the word. Scored the fastest goal this season after only 11 seconds in the game but the way he dictated the tample of the match and his abilities to find his team mates in tight situations against one of the best teams in the land was his stand out contribution on a day that many Spur’s fans will not want to forget anytime soon.CM. Kevin De Bryne(Man City):Argubly the best player in the league this season but he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The Belgian made a a goal ans scored one himself against West Brom on Wednesday which he has gotten accustomed to this season. At 36 assists since the start of the 2015/16 season, De Bryne is the top creator in Europe a head of the likes of Ozil, Messi and Messi in that period.FW Theo Wallcot(Everton):Theo Walcott made the move to Everton in a move to re-ignite his world cup hopes and he has surely hit the ground running with wonderful displays. The two goals against Leicester on Wednesday cuped a display that will get the National team coach thinking. If his goals did him a lot of favour, the team must also be delighted that he won them their second match in seven games and manager Sam Allerdyce will surely be backing on him for inspiration.FW. Callum Wilson(Bournemouth):The mastermind of the 3-0 hammering of Chelsea at Stamford bridge on Wednesday, Wilson did more than just score the first goal as he was a menace to the Blues defence all day long and in the process assisting Junior Stanslas for the Cherries second goal. Eddie Howe will surely be hoping his talisman can keep fit for a while and avoid the constant injuries that have affected him since Bournemouth joined the top tier in 2015.Coach: Carlos Carvalhal (Swansea City):What a turn around the Portuguese has engineered at the Liberty stadium since his arrival. The win against Arsenal with his team coming from 1-0 down to win 3-1 was his fourth in seven matches and Swansea are finally out of the relegation zone for the first time in over four months.If he can somehow mastermind survival in South Wales, he will surely have punched more than his weight.Commentslast_img read more

Arcata High to induct 2018 HOF class this week

first_imgKen Matias, Greg Kane, Robert McCrea and the Baseball Team of 1968 will be recognized during the Arcata High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held on Thursday, Oct. 18th. Social hours starts at 6:00 pm with the induction ceremony to commence at 6:30 pm. The ceremony will take place on the Arcata High campus in the Performing Arts Center. The Inductees will further be honored on Friday during the noon homecoming rally, in the homecoming parade that starts at 1:15 and be introduced …last_img read more

What did 49ers do with those gloriously muddy uniforms?

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Not all of the 49ers’ heroes were in muddy uniforms after beating Washington last SundayEquipment manager Jay Brunetti and his staff were clean, but busy. They packed those wet and soiled uniforms for the flight back home and, upon return to team headquarters, they began washing, drying, sorting, folding and stacking the gear.And that was just the first half of action.The second half for Brunetti and his crew was preparing for this Sunday, when the 49ers will wear the …last_img read more