Mead congratulates Olam for scoring contract with Melbourne Storm

first_imgThe young “angra” from Chimbu who debuted for the beloved Kumuls has scored him a contract with the Melbourne Storm, but he must first pass a medical test before he puts ink onto the contract.The announcement was made today in Port Moresby (see separate story http://www.looppng.com/content/justin-olam-accepts-offer-melbourne-storm).Olam debuted for the SP PNG Hunters playing on the wing in the Queensland Intrust Cup this season.He plies his trade in the country’s semi-professional rugby league competition, the Digicel Cup with the Lae-based Snax Tigers.  This is certainly a memorable year for Olam after graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Science, majoring in Applied Physics from University of Technology some months back.Papua New Guinea is the only country on earth, where rugby league is the national sport, and now the pride is running high with social media – Facebook is being bombarded with congratulatory comments. PNG Kumuls captain and Gold Coast Titans winger David Mead posted, “great to see ‪PNG ‪Kumuls winger Justin Olam will be at Melbourne Storm in 2017.“PNG ‪Hunters (is) doing a great job for their (PNG) players. Nice work roomie!”Country Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko posted: “Congratulations Justin for getting a contract with the NRL Melbourne Storms next year, Fantastic Achievement. Rugby League is now moving in the right direction, a career path is now set for future rugby stars.”Picture source: David Mead Facebook page.last_img read more

Spanish Liga to file complaint vs PSG over Neymar

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return After 4-0 start, surging NLEX going for more LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “PSG cannot have figures in which PSG’s commercial rights exceed those of Real Madrid and Barcelona,” said Tebas.“No-one believes that. We’ve carried out economic studies and it’s impossible.“It means that the Qatari state is injecting money and that violates UEFA’s financial fair play rules and the European Union’s norms of economic competition, and we’re going to file a complaint.”In 2014, PSG were fined 60 million euros and handed transfer spending restrictions by UEFA for breaching financial fair play rules.UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) has also stated that PSG’s 200 million euros a year image rights contract with the Qatari tourist board is inflated and double its “true value”.ADVERTISEMENT Neymar of Barcelona reacts during their International Champions Cup football match at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami, Florida. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMALSpain’s football league chief Javier Tebas said he will file a complaint with UEFA for financial fair play breaches against Paris Saint-Germain over their pursuit of Brazilian superstar Neymar.PSG are rumored to be weighing up a bid for the Barcelona forward at more than 200 million euros, enough to trigger the 25-year-old’s transfer release clause.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets PSG are owned by Oryx Qatar Sports Investments.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “La Liga will file this complaint because it’s a problem for La Liga’s competitiveness. Today it’s happened to Barca, tomorrow it could happen to Real Madrid, it’s happened to Atletico Madrid,” Tebas, the La Liga chairman, told Mundo Deportivo.Should PSG bid, and then pay, the 222 million euros needed to prise Neymar from the Catalan capital, they would struggle to meet UEFA’s financial fair play conditions that limit a team to losses of no more than 30 million euros over a three-year cycle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’And that is despite a mega-money sponsorship deal with the Qatar tourism board.According to Tebas, “no-one believes” the commercial revenue figures presented by PSG to justify their spending. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View commentslast_img read more

Inspired Parker delivers for FEU with his family in attendance

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tenorio says retired Helterbrand ‘hard to replace’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set And Parker said his family cheering him on made him play a notch better than in his previous outings.“I have to say I had a lot of inspiration today with my family here, we just needed to step up in the second half so I just felt like there had to be something done,” said Parker Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogParker finished with a season-high 18 points that went with eight assists as he led the Tamaraws to a 6-6 record.And half of Parker’s total points came in the fourth quarter where FEU outscored UE, 30-14. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FEU guard Jasper Parker. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen Jasper Parker’s family flew from California to watch him play against University of the East, he knew he had to put on a show.Parker’s spirited efforts saw the Tamaraws take an all-important 79-63 win over the Red Warriors in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ “Coach (Olsen Racela) has been telling me not to be afraid of taking the shot, my shots there so I just decided to take them,” said Parker.“The coaches told me I was being a little too passive so my being aggressive kind of helped the team out.” LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Labourer fined $45,000 for wounding father, threatening mother

first_imgGanesh Ramanand, also known as “Tractor”, a labourer from Queenstown Village, Essequibo Coast, was on Tuesday slapped with a wounding and threatening language charge.Ramanand made his first court appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court where he was charged for threatening his mother, Dhanpat Pitam and wounding his father Ramanand Pirtam. He pleaded guilty to both charges.It is alleged that on April 16, 2016, at Queenstown Village, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Ramanand Pirtam. Pirtam is 80 years old.The Prosecution’s case stated that the labourer took a piece of wood and hit his father to his right hand causing injuries to his finger.He pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined $30,000 or an alternative of six weeks imprisonment. The second charge alleged that on May 21, he threatened to kill his mother, Dhanpat Pitam.He has previous convictions where he was jailed in the past for similar offences against his parents.For the threatening language charge, he was fined $15,000 or an alternative of two weeks imprisonment.last_img read more

Rest In Power, Aunty Ruth!

first_imgThe late Ruth CaesarThe fight for women’s rights is left far from over but we salute your contributions.A tribute by Kula FofanaThursday, December 13, 2018, was a blow to the Liberian and African Women’s Movement. A powerful voice succumbed to the inevitable call of death. If such a call came with a warning, we would’ve vehemently protested as the fight for women’s empowerment is far from over. Such is the inevitability of the end of life as it is said, one by one we must all leave this earthly abode.  If the measure of a person is reflected in the circle of his/her friends, then Aunty Ruth, as she is affectionately called, is outsized. She effortlessly connects with every generation and saw no class.I became aware of the name Madam Ruth Caesar during the 2005 elections when she contested to become Senator of Montserrado County. Then a high school student running for student council president myself, I became interested in women leaders and those at the time running for public offices. Liberia had finally won her hard-earned peace and the 2005 elections was an opportunity to turn a page for democratic rule. The voices of women had been resoundingly loud during the quest for peace. Women such as Leymah Gbowee, Madam Asatu Bah Kenneth, Etweta Cooper, Ruth Caesar, and many others were mobilizing locally and internationally to ensure an agreement was reached in Accra to end the brutality.Reminded that the fight was far from over and the need for women’s political participation, reinforced by Thomas Sankara’s call that there is no true social revolution without the liberation of women, the likes of Madam Caesar, Gloria Scott, Madam Sirleaf and others were set to change the course of history. More women would participate; even though the ‘glass ceiling’ is half-cracked, gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, women’s political participation, violence against women and girls would become part of Liberia’s social justice and everyday jargons.Ever since then, Aunty Ruth and I have had many encounters within the women’s movement in Liberia. Myself as the then head of the Paramount Young Women’s Initiative, later at the Ministry of Gender and until my last service at the Ministry of Youth & Sports. Those encounters were pleasant, respectful and jovial.  We’ve appeared on radio together, at national, local and community engagements, marches and many more, making the case for women. My last fond memory of Aunty Ruth was at a function organized by UN Women in 2016. We both shared the same table. I am always fond of the wealth and depth of knowledge these selfless women brought to discourses. A moment with them is an opportunity to benefit from their wisdom. At the meeting and before everyone had settled in, she told me she wanted to be a ‘Haja’ for the day and I would teach her how to wear her headscarf. I obliged. A selfie was imminent.For many years Madam Caesar has been active in advocacy for Liberia and the Mano River basin. She served as a voice for peace, justice and women’s rights. The lifelong activist is well known for her calmness yet fierce demeanour in the deliverance of her ideas on transformational change and justice for women.As a founding member of the Mano River Women’s Peace Network (MARWOPNET), an organization working to promotes peace, security, justice, and women’s rights, Madam Caesar worked with her counterparts in Liberia, Guinea & Sierra Leone to ensure a safer sub-region free from violent conflicts.Notably, between 2000-2003, the passionate and erudite servant was actively engaged within the region attending and organizing meetings, sending letters and memos, and engaging heads of states and governments, development partners to intervene and end the hostilities in Liberia. Some of those meetings included with Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, UN Special Envoy, Lansana Conte, former Guinean President, Tejan Kabbah, former Sierra Leonean President, and many others.Liberia suffered the Ebola epidemic in 2014. As many Liberians were eager to leave the country, Aunty Ruth and others worked very hard to curb the epidemic. Mobilizing women to use unorthodox safety protocols to care for their loved ones was a strategy they devised. She would later recount her experience at the Inclusive Security Conference in the United States of America in 2015 saying, “We worked with women on the frontline and devise simple implements due to the lack of medical equipment and supplies. We used plastic bags on the feet and hands. We did not have faucets for water but we used bamboo to serve water to patients. It was more than a health issue. It was a peace issue for women.”She was an ardent devotee to grassroots mobilization and women voices. During the 2011 and 2017 elections, she was a regular voice encouraging women in the trenches to remain engaged in the process and young people to remain peaceful.A fight far from over?  You will be missedThe struggle for women’s inclusive participation is far from over. With all the successes, the situation remains critical. It’s 2018. In a country where women account for almost half the population, they represent less than 20% percent in their national government. The security sector representation remains low, violence against women and girls is on the increase. The Domestic Violence and Women’s Political Representation bills still linger in the national legislature.Mother Ruth, as you take your rest and disembark the bus, the voices left behind will continue the journey where you left off.Intergenerational Dialogue Needed There is a much needed or somehow long belated intergenerational dialogue with women leaders. It has been a long and tedious journey for women since the beginning of Liberia’s formation. As one generation of women leaders ages on, there is a need for dialogue, mentorship, and togetherness.The war on women’s bodies, voices and spaces cannot be fought singlehandedly or by a few. Women leaders must work ‘side by side’ even in disagreement.Aunty Ruth was a unifying force for women in and out of her generation. As she prepares for a final resting place, we must reflect on how far we have come, celebrate the successes and chart a new and collective course.To the family of our dear patriot, mother and women’s rights activist, take heart. It is indeed a great loss. Mother and Aunty Ruth was yours personally and biologically, but she lived a selfless life for a cause bigger than herself. She worked to prepare a country for generations unborn. She will be missed dearly, but her struggles, voice, and memories live in our hearts. Take solace in her memories.Take your rest dear powerful one. We will remember your calmness, your majestic walk, and ever smiling aura. Tell Mother Mary Brownell and others the struggle continuous unrelentingly.Rest In Power, Aunty Ruth.“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men [women].” Minot Judson SavageKula Fofana is an activist and a student of Violence Conflict & Development at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Her interest includes transitional justice, public service, local voices, politics, identities, gender, governance, intersectionality etc. Connect with her on Twitter @KulaFofanaShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trees replanted at Totem Mall after prior vandalism

first_imgThe RCMP are expected to release more details in the coming weeks. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The story has a happy ending. After trees were cut down at the Totem Mall and Trevor Bolin, Bob Zimmer, and the public pulled together to offer a reward to information on the suspects, the trees were replaced today.Rob Schlitt, mall administrator said they started today and it should be wrapped up by the end of today.He also commented on the community pulling together to help catch the suspects.“That was incredible. We certainly did enjoy the response the community had. I think it is more of a response to something happening to the community, I view it more that way then something that happened to the mall.”- Advertisement -Schlitt goes on to say he is glad that the trees have been replanted, but he also has advice for people who might think doing the same thing like that, is right.“I hope that the two young guys that they caught will learn and not do it again. I hope it sends a message to other people in the community that might do such things anywhere, not just the mall, anywhere that it isn’t acceptable.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Gerrard stopped me leaving Liverpool for Arsenal! Luis Suarez reveals all

first_imgLuis Suarez almost made a big mistake and left Liverpool for Arsenal before Steven Gerrard intervened.In his new autobiography, Suarez reveals details about a meeting the two had at Liverpool’s Melwood training base where the Anfield captain told the Uruguayan to bide his time, impress on Merseyside and then leave for one of the world’s top-three clubs.“It would have been a big error that I would have made had it not been for Steven Gerrard,” Suarez said.“We spoke about this when I went to Melwood to pick up my things at the end of the summer and he said: ‘You did the right thing, you waited until the best moment.’“He had told me [the previous summer] to play well for Liverpool, give it another year and it will be Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or Barcelona coming for you and then you can go where you want, because you have the quality to play at any of those three clubs.” 1 Barcelona striker Luis Suarez last_img read more

Man shot and killed in Lancaster

first_imgLANCASTER– Sheriff’s homicide investigators are trying to determine who killed an African American man early this morning. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department received a call at 3 a.m. today about a dead body on 1400 block of West Jackman Street, according to Deputy Maribel Rizo. Deputies found the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter. Homicide investigators are currently on scene, trying to determine what happened. For more information on local cops and crime news, check out It’s a Crime. 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

Sarri knows how Morata can rediscover killer instinct

first_img possible standings impact BEST OF ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 1 Since arriving for £65million in 2017, the 25-year-old has scored 12 Premier League goals in 35 games and even admitted he considered leaving during the summer following a below par season, which saw him miss out on a place in Spain’s World Cup squad.“I thought about playing again in Spain or Italy, of course I thought it would have been happy, but you cannot always escape from reality,” he said.“It was a disaster last year, I did not know where I was, I was not happy. Not going to the World Cup was hard for me. I did not have the best season and [manager Julen Lopetegui] made the decision.“I signed for Chelsea to be there and I was not, although that ultimately made me motivated.” Most popular football news Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Morata joined from Real Madrid last season but he struggled in his first season in the Premier League England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Maurizio Sarri says he cannot help Alvaro Morata with his lack of confidence, only the man himself can do that.The Chelsea manager said Morata just needs to find the back of the net and was unfortunate not to do so in the Europa League win against PAOK.“Alvaro Morata has to gain confidence with one, two, three goals,” he said. “I am not able to give him confidence. In this match he has had three, four opportunities. He was unlucky.“I hope for him that in the future I can try to help him, but the confidence can come only with goals. I have to say also, for maybe the first time in this season Alvaro was ready in the box. He was on the ball and was active.” RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies wonlast_img read more

OBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – SUNDAY, JULY 17th

first_imgDAVISThe death has taken place of Charlie Davis, The Mall, Ballyshannon. Reposing at his daughter’s residence, The Mall, Ballyshannon from 9pm this Sunday evening. Removal on Tuesday morning at 10.30am to St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon, for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, The Rock, Ballyshannon. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the North West Hospice.MORAN The death has taken place of Jim Moran, Tirlaughan, Carrigart. Removal from his residence on Tuesday for Requiem Mass at 11am in the Church of St John the Baptist Carrigart. Interment afterwards in  the adjoining Cemetery. Family time from 10pm to 11amMCLAUGHLINThe death has taken place at his residence of Michael McLaughlin (The Rollerman), 64 Cockhill Park Buncrana. Remains reposing at his residence. Funeral from there on Tuesday at 10.40am going to St Mary Church Cockhill for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 11am. Family flowers only.  Donations in lieu to the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny c/o any Family member.BYRNE The death has occurred in the Donegal Hospice of Roger Byrne Junior, Ailt-a-neen, Loughanure. Remains reposing at his Father’s home in Loughanure. Burial on Tuesday at 12 noon in the New Graveyard in Annagry. Family flowers only.  Donations if desired to The Donegal Hospice or the Donegal Pet Rescue c/o Shaun McGlynn Funeral Director or any Family member. House private from 10pm-10amTONERThe death has taken place at his late residence of Jimmy Toner, Cruckcraw, Churchill. Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral Mass in St Columcille’s Church, Glendowan on Monday at 3pm, followed by burial in Templedouglas Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations to the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital c/o Charlie McClafferty Funeral Director, Churchill and LetterkennyWALLACEThe death has taken place in Galway University Hospital of Lydia Hazel Wallace, late of Knockeen the Knock, Culdaff. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Funeral from her late home on Monday at 2pm  for Service in Hillhead Presbyterian Church with burial afterwards in the adjoining Burial ground. Family flowers only or if desired donations in lieu to the Donegal Hospice c/o Collins and McDermott Funeral Directors or any Family member. HOUSTONThe death has taken place of Sean Houston, Dunwiley, Stranorlar. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral leaving his home on Monday at 1030am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church Stranorlar, followed by interment in Drumboe Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to the Oncology Unit, Letterkenny General Hospital c/o any Family member. Family time from 11pm until 11am and on the morning of the Funeral.RODDENThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Willie Rodden, Drumfinn, Termon. Remains reposing at his niece Ann McGahon’s residence at Drumfinn, Termon. Funeral Mass in St Columbas Church, Termon at 12 o clock on Monday, followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to the Donegal Hospice c/o Charlie McClafferty Funeral Directors, Churchill and Letterkenny. O’HAOIREACHTAIGHThe death has taken place in the Mater Hospital, Dublin of Aindreas Reamonn O’Haoireachtaigh (Ray), Ceol na Mara, Kilbeg, Kilcar and late of Piper’s Rest, Kilcar. Removal from the Mater Hospital Mortuary on Monday at 1pm going to Glasnevin Crematorium. Wake on Wednesday at his late residence in Kilcar. Funeral mass on Thursday at 11am in St Cartha Church, Kilcar with burial afterwards in the local Cemetery.OBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – SUNDAY, JULY 17th was last modified: July 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegal death notices sunday july 17last_img read more