Tonga vs Australia league test finally confirmed

first_imgMate Ma’a Tonga will take on the Kangaroos at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium on October 20th, almost 11 months after a sold out crowd watched the Kingdom pipped by England at the same venue in the World Cup semifinals.Tonga coach Kristian Woolf and Australia’s Mal Meninga have both been supportive of the fixture but confirmation was delayed after New Zealand Rugby League officials expressed concerns the test could overshadow or affect ticket sales for the Kiwis vs Kangaroos clash at the same venue a week earlier.Initial plans to host the match in New York also fell through.However, following talks with the NRL, an agreement was reached.It’s understood Australian players have agreed to a one-off pay cut to ensure the match goes ahead.last_img

Inquirer 7 top UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Week 3

first_imgEvery week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Arado registered just 13 successful digs in the the Lady Warriors’ loss to Ateneo.6. Jolina Dela Cruz (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 2Last week : No. 6Jolina dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJolina Dela Cruz is back on the same spot where she was in in the previous week.Coming into the league relatively overshadowed with all the hype surrounding UST’s Eya Laure, Dela Cruz has so far proved that she’s one of the legitimate contenders for the Rookie of the Year plum.Dela Cruz was solid in La Salle’s win against NU with 12 points but she was also capable in becoming the team’s focal point in the Lady Spikers’ next game.Despite the loss to UP, Dela Cruz was fed the ball for much of the match and she finished with 19 points—a team-high—on 14 spikes, four blocks, and one service ace.7. Ayel Estrañero (University of the Philippines, setter)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/AAyel Estrañero. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAyel Estrañero is the third piece of UP’s star puzzle.Carlos and Molde usually grab the spotlight because of their offense but the one running the show is Estrañero.In UP’s win against La Salle, Estrañero severely outclassed her opponent Michelle Cobb with 38 excellent sets to her counterpart’s 21. LATEST STORIES Tolentino would finish the week with 70 total points and is tied for the second spot in the Best Scorers table with UST’s Cherry Rondina.4. Judith Abil (University of the East, outside hitter)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/AJudith Abil. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s always a thrill to see all the teams get into the winners’ column so when UE took its first win of the season the energetic Judith Abil made sure she’d do it in style.Abil put up 22 points in four sets in UE’s win against Adamson, 20-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22, making her the owner of the second-most points scored in a single game behind Molde’s 23 against, as fate would have it, the Lady Warriors.UE, though, lost its next game against Ateneo but Abil was still on her mark with 14 points.Abil has so far scored 66 total points making her the sixth best scorer in the league.5. Kath Arado (University of the East, libero)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/AKath Arado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHard work always pays off and Kath Arado proved that this week.The league’s Best Digger and Best Receiver was an impenetrable force in UE’s win against the Lady Falcons tallying 39 excellent digs and 28 successful receptions.Ateneo then knew that Arado was a defensive dynamo that the Lady Eagles practically avoided her in their win on Sunday. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MANILA, Philippines—Teams are slowly lining up the grid with a tense atmosphere surrounding them, and the gears are just waiting to move for the ultimate takeoff.Three weeks in but there is not one team in a considerable place to legitimately claim pole position.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDefending champion De La Salle, Ateneo, and University of the Philippines are all in a tight battle at the top with identical 3-1 records.University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University are behind at 2-2 with Adamson, University of the East, and National University all gearing up to make surprises with those three teams holding 1-3 records. 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Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Carlos’ captaincy isn’t just based on leadership, it’s also rooted in her exceptional play and these two factors led her to being named the Chooks to Go-UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week.And it may be slim, but Carlos is now the league’s leading scorer with 71 total points.2. Isa Molde (University of the Philippines, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 2Last week: No.7Isa Molde. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERUP’s puzzle won’t be complete without another one of its high-scoring duo.With Carlos doing much of the dirty work, and also a huge piece of the scoring, there’s Isa Molde, who was focused on scoring and aerial defense.Molde, Season 78’s Rookie of the Year, was UP’s offensive focal point and she delivered with 20 points on 17 spikes and three blocks.Carlos and Molde, however, are just the two of a three-piece totem pole for UP with the other being Ayel Estrañero.3. Kat Tolentino (Ateneo de Manila University, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 2Last week: 1Kat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo played just one game this week but it was enough to show the league that the Lady Eagles are still one of the bigger forces in the league.Driving Ateneo’s engine that day was Kat Tolentino, who scored 13 points in the Lady Eagles’ quick win over UE, 25-15, 25-21, 25-16. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Now that’s out of the way, here are the best seven of this week.1. Diana Carlos (University of the Philippines, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 2Last week: No. 3Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCount on Diana Carlos to provide scoring and a bunch of other stuff.UP played just one game this week and boy was Carlos all over the place.She scored 19 points in the Lady Maroons’ five-set stunner of La Salle, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12, while also anchoring the Lady Maroons’ defense with 22 excellent digs and 18 successful receptions.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

‘Extraordinary Work at Mount Coffee’

first_imgUnited States Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas Greenfield has described as extraordinary and encouraging the level of work accomplished so far at the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant in White Plains outside Monrovia.Assistant Secretary of State Greenfield, who is a former U.S. Ambassador accredited to Liberia, told the Senate leadership when she met with them at the Capitol Building recently that her commendation was based on what she observed when she visited the worksite.The US diplomat told the Senators led by Pro Tempore Armah Zolu Jallah that “the United States is working assiduously to see the completion of the hydropower plant,” and she would return in December when the plant would have been completed for turning over to the Liberian government. However, during his recent appearance at the Capitol Building, former Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh informed the Senate that the hydropower plant will be officially completed by July 2017.During the meeting held in the offices of Pro Temp Jallah, Secretary Greenfield reminded the senators that electricity is a key element that accelerates development and that the United States government has provided US$240 million for development purposes in Liberia, including the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant. Pro Temp Jallah praised the US government’s development assistance to Liberia over the years describing it as “dividends of a true relationship.” The hydropower plant is a major stimulus to economic activities, “because it is the source of electricity that engenders power and heat,” said the Pro Temp.The lawmakers thanked the US government for its continued and sustained support to Liberia which they said speaks to genuine collaboration between the two nations. They also acknowledged America’s involvement in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic as timely and helpful, culminating in the permanent working relationship between the US Centers for Disease Control and Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.The senators called on the United States to continue to stand by Liberia, especially in the wake of UNMIL’s departure.The Senate leadership attending the meeting with Assistant Secretary Greenfield included Geraldine Doe-Sherif, Chair on Executive; Varney G. Sherman, Chairman on Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims & Petitions; H. Dan Morais, Chair on Foreign Affairs; Edward Boakai Dagoseh, Chairman on Ways, Means, Finance & Budget; and George Tamba Tengbeh, Chairman on Rules, Order & Administration.Other Senators included Stephen A. Zargo, Chairman on Defense, Intelligence, Security & Veteran Affairs; Peter Sonpon Coleman, Chair on Gender, Health, Social Welfare, Women & Children Affairs; and Thomas G. Grupee, Chairman on Internal Affairs, Reconciliation & Good Governance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jamaican serving 1-year sentence, gets additional 9 months behind bars

first_imgA Jamaican, who was recently sentenced to one year imprisonment after he admitted to sharing an obscene video of a woman via social media, was given additional jail time on Friday by Magistrate Leron Daly after a change of plea to a charge of escaping Police custody.Jailed: Anthony LynchIn Court on Friday, Anthony Lynch opted to change his not guilty plea to guilty for the charge which read that on January 7, 2019, at Eve Leary, Georgetown, while being in lawful custody for an offence, he escaped from the said custody.When Lynch made his first Court appearance before Magistrate Daly, he was initially slapped with three charges, including the aforementioned and overstaying in Guyana. After admitting that on January 1, 2019, at Lot 20 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he knowingly and without any lawful excuse exposed an obscene video to cause public embarrassment, Lynch was jailed for one year.According to Police reports, on the day in question, Lynch was arrested for sharing an obscene video of his girlfriend and was taken to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for questioning. The Court was informed that while at the location, Lynch was ordered to sit and wait on a bench; however, he used the opportunity to escape from the Police.Just days after, Police ranks managed to locate and rearrested the convicted man for the offences.Lynch was, nevertheless, sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for the second charge he admitted to and is still before the Court for the third.last_img read more

Several hospitalised after gas leak at fishing company

first_imgA suspected gas leak, which occurred around 14:00h on Monday at Pritipaul Fishery at Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara, has left at least 12 people hospitalized at the Woodlands Hospital.At the medical facility, the affected workers were still shaking and while some of them remained tight-lipped, a few told Guyana Times that they recognised aAn employee being rushed to receive medical attention at the private health institutionstrange scent in the workplace since about 06:00h and immediately reported the matter to their superiors.The scent is believed to be that of ammonium gas. However, at the time of the report, the employees’ superiors refused to act in a speedy manner until workers started to faint.The workers in the department were evacuated and those who were affected were taken to the private medical institution where they were up to late Monday evening being treated.This publication understands that although such occurrences were not strange to the Fishery Department, this was the first time such a gas leak affected the employees.last_img read more

Alberta government won’t seek meeting with teen enviro-activist Greta Thunberg

first_imgThis report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 15, 2019.Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley urged Alberta’s United Conservatives to meet with Thunberg as part of a larger commitment to embrace climate change as a reality and to do something about it.“While I obviously don’t agree with every prescription that Greta is proposing, I definitely do agree that we have a (climate change) problem and we need to take that problem seriously,” Notley said.“We need to be leaders. We don’t need to be cowards. What’s happening right now, by blaming everybody else, our premier is being a coward.”Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi have both said they would meet with Thunberg to discuss their climate initiatives.Advertisement Kenney’s government said the solution is technology, and in the coming weeks his government will introduce a new plan to tax large-scale greenhouse gas emitters to fund technological innovation.Notley said what Kenney and his United Conservatives should not do is further polarize the debate as they did two weeks ago, when demonstrators marched on the legislature as part of a global day of action on climate change.No one from the government spoke and staff in the premier’s communications office put signs up in windows saying “I Love Canadian Oil and Gas.”The NDP labelled the signs a juvenile stunt. The signs remain in the windows.Notley said if that happens again with Thunberg, the UCP won’t be able to undo the bad press it will create.Advertisement Thunberg has become a lightning rod of debate over climate change, being lauded as a plain-speaking trailblazer and vilified as a misguided melodramatic doomsayer.In Alberta, she will find herself in the vortex of an increasingly angry and polarized debate: how to meet and prosper from the reality of a present-day carbon economy while embracing a greener, low carbon future.Premier Jason Kenney and his government have blamed the federal government and the previous NDP government in Alberta for impeding pipelines and driving down oil and gas investment.The province has launched a $30-million war room and a public inquiry targeting those they believe are funding and encouraging eco-protesters to shut down Alberta’s nest-egg industry.It has also killed much of a climate change plan brought in by Notley, which included a consumer carbon tax, shutting down coal-fired electricity generation and moving to more renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.Advertisement EDMONTON — The Alberta government won’t seek out a meeting with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, but Environment Minister Jason Nixon said he hopes the Swedish girl takes time to learn about the province’s oil and gas industry.“I think when you look at some of Miss Thunberg’s comments, she doesn’t understand our province, that she doesn’t understand the reality that to accomplish climate change goals worldwide, we need Alberta as part of that solution,” Nixon told reporters Tuesday.“We have the most environmentally friendly place in the world to produce oil and gas products.”- Advertisement -Thunberg has been making international headlines, meeting with leaders and leading protests demanding governments take action to address climate change and its resulting catastrophic weather events.The 16-year-old Stockholm student is currently touring North America and took to social media on the weekend to say she will be visiting Alberta in the coming days. She didn’t say when or what she will be doing.Her media co-ordinator, Connor Turner, said in an email that he could not provide details of her itinerary.Advertisementlast_img read more

Another serial diver set for Chelsea? Top transfer target takes a laughable tumble

first_imgChelsea target Radamel Falcao’s dive at the Copa America while playing for Colombia was, frankly, embarrassing.The 29-year-old, who endured a disastrous loan spell with Manchester United last season, went down like a sack of spuds after minimal contact from a Peru defender.However, the referee didn’t buy the out-of-form striker’s theatrics one bit.Instead, he had to get to his feet nursing an apparent facial injury, despite clearly being caught on his chest.Better luck next time, Radamel.Still, after the west Londoners received more cautions for simulation than any other Premier League side last season, maybe Falcao’s heading to the right place this summer? 1 VIDEO: Chelsea target Radamel Falcao guilty of embarrassing dive at the Copa America last_img

11 World Cup 2018 statistics you need to know

first_img In Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland, Neymar was fouled 10 times, the last person to suffer more was Alan Shearer (11) against Tunisia in 1998. 12 NO JOY Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? SUPERSTITION Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Japan have become the first ever Asian side to defeat a South American team at the World Cup. There have been 18 encounters with three draws and 14 losses. 12 12 By coming on for Mexico as a substitute, Rafael Marquez appeared at his fifth different World Cup equalling the record amount held by Antonio Carbajal (Mexico) and Lothar Matthaus (Germany). Shy guy There have already been more penalties missed or saved (two) at World Cup 2018 than at the 2014 edition in Brazil when 12 out of 13 were scored. Fallon d’Floor Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup And there have been some incredible facts and figures to emerge from the 16 matches in the first round of games.Here, talkSPORT have rounded up the best of the statistics for you to impress your mates with. 12 12 Antoine Griezmann has been involved in nine of France’s last 12 goals in major tournaments with seven goals and two assists. Iran are the first team since 1966 to score in a half but not attempt a single shot. You’re the one Since 1966, Brazil have scored 37 goals from outside the penalty area – 11 more than any other team. Pure class 12 World Cup 2018 in Russia has already proved a thrilling affair.The tournament has been lit up with a six-goal thriller, world class goals, some sensational skill, and plenty more. 12center_img Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football 12 There were four direct free-kicks scored in the first round of matches – more than in the entire 2014 tournament in Brazil. diamond geezer Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 51st career hat-trick against Spain. It was also the 51st hat-trick in World Cup history. Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch misery Hirving Lozano celebrates scoring the winner for Mexico against Germany. 12 For the third World Cup in a row, the reigning champions lost their opening match. Italy drew 1-1 with Paraguay in 2010 and Spain were thrashed 5-1 by Netherlands in 2014. 12 Latest World Cup news 12 LU BEAUTY Good times Lionel Messi took 11 shots without scoring against Iceland. Since 1966, only Luigi Riva (13 v Sweden and Isreal) has had more shots in matches without finding the back of the net. 12 Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

E. Cardon Walker, third leader of the Walt Disney Co., dies at 89

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – E. Cardon “Card” Walker, who helped create Walt Disney World and expand the company’s theme parks around the world, has died. He was 89. Walker died of congestive heart failure Monday at his home in La Canada Flintridge, Disney officials said Wednesday. Walker helped lead Disney Co. through a difficult transition after the death of Walt Disney in 1966. As a board member from 1960 until 1983, he was instrumental in helping to expand the company’s theme parks, including the purchase and development of 28,000 acres in central Florida that later became Walt Disney World. He became president of the company in 1971, the year co-founder Roy O. Disney died and Walt Disney World opened. Walker joined Disney in 1938, starting in the mailroom. He later moved into advertising and sales and became vice president of marketing. In 1966, he was named executive vice president and chief operating officer after Walt Disney’s death. In 1971, he was named Disney’s president and in 1976 became chief executive officer. He was elected chairman of the board in 1980. He presided over the opening of EPCOT in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland and the creation of the Disney Channel, the company’s first cable network. After his retirement, Ron Miller, Walt Disney’s son-in-law, ran the company for two years. Miller was succeeded in 1984 by Michael Eisner. “Thanks to his deep understanding of the company and its founders, talking to Card was the next-best thing to talking to Walt himself,” Eisner said Wednesday in a statement. Walker was born in 1916 in Rexburg, Idaho. He is survived by his wife, Winnie, three children and five grandchildren.last_img read more

GIllespie and MacGeoch’s Run Ends At ITA Central Region Championships

first_imgJunior Ben Stride defeated Minnesota’s Josip Krstanovic to advance to the semifinals of the consolation draw. The Bulldogs will compete on the fourth day of the ITA Central Region on Sunday.  Print Friendly Version Story Links STILLWATER, Okla. – The Drake University men’s tennis team was knocked out of the ITA Central Region Championships main draws on Saturday. Saturday Results Vinny Gillespie and Calum MacGeoch gave No. 1 ranked Julian Cash and Arjun Kadhe from Oklahoma State all they could handle but ultimately fell to the top doubles team in the country, 9-8 (4) in the quarterfinals. MacGeoch then fell in the round of 16 singles draw to No. 45 Jose Salazar from Arkansas, 7-5, 6-3.last_img