PNG Rugby Football Union is working towards developing the game with its junior rugby programs targeting the upcoming U20 Oceania Championships scheduled in 2015.PNGRFU general manager Alan Manning has confirmed that PNG will be participating at the U20 Oceania Championship in March next year.He announced this after recently attending the Federation of Oceania Rugby Union (FORU) annual general meeting in Tahiti.He said that PNGRFU is strongly embarking on these junior rugby programs to build and prepare the young school kids/players for the U20 championships.The three major junior rugby programs becoming popular among schools in the country are Pacific In Union, Scrum Rugby and the new Get Into Rugby program.The Pacific in Union program, headed by in-country manager Frank Genia, has already been rolled out in four main targeted centres.They include pilot centre Port Moresby, Rabaul, Goroka and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville where the program is progressing well.There are already a good number of schools taking up the PiU program. This year, PiU has involved a few more schools in Port Moresby, increasing the number of participants for both male and female.Meantime, while the PiU continues to reach out to other schools in Port Moresby and the four other targeted centres, ‘Get Into Rugby’ is about to make its break on the Aroma Coast.Get Into Rugby is another initiative of the International Rugby Board (IRB) and mainly targets kids aged as young as 6 year olds to 17 year olds.It has already been introduced in Daru, Lae and is targeting the following in the next few months; Tabubil, Kimbe, Madang, Mendi.After successfully rolling out the program in Morobe and Western provinces in the past two months, Get Into Rugby is set to hit villages along the Aroma Coast starting from Lalaura going all the way to Kupiano Station, Gavuone, Wairavanua, Maopa and Paramana.More emphasis has been placed on junior development and junior rugby for both male and female as it is the pathway to preparing elite athletes for bigger tournaments like the 2015 Pacific Games and the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP):Juventus missed the chance to move four points clear in Serie A and will not be able to level the record of consecutive wins after they were held to a goalless draw at Bologna yesterday.Massimiliano Allegri’s team beat Napoli last weekend to move top and were seeking a 16th consecutive win, which would have left them one behind Inter Milan’s record set in 2006-07.Victory would also have given Juventus a significant advantage ahead of Napoli’s match against AC Milan on Monday. Instead, Napoli can move a point ahead of Juventus with a win.”We gave our all on the pitch, maybe with a few too many errors in the last ball,” Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci said. “The season is long. We didn’t win the title last week against Napoli, and we haven’t lost it now.”Bonucci insisted he and his teammates did not have one eye on Europe ahead of the resumption of the Champions League next week and Tuesday’s visit of Bayern Munich.”The title will be fought for right until the end,” he added. “Now, we have to focus on Tuesday, but we weren’t distracted by the match against Bayern Munich. When you’re playing for the title, you never think about the next match.”Juventus did not have a single shot on target all match, for the first time since 2011.Bologna had the best chance of the match in the 21st minute when Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon parried a Matteo Destro effort from long range and Godfred Donsah fired the rebound well wide of the left upright.
“We need Ebola Treatment Centers and other anti-Ebola equipment, including ambulances, food and other basic health materials to save Nimbanians from contracting the deadly Ebola virus disease,” Dr. Collins Boah has said. Dr. Collins, who is the County Health Officer for Nimba, made the passionate appeal to the Liberian government and other prominent citizens of the county during the fund raising dinner program in support of the Ebola prevention and Interventions.The Fund Raising Dinner program, held at the Monrovia City Hall last Saturday, brought together government officials, prominent citizens of Nimba County and supporters.According to Dr. Collins, it is sad that majority of the Nimbanians are dying in numbers everyday from the deadly Ebola Virus disease.He said it cost US$225 per vehicle daily to fuel ambulances bringing patients to Monrovia ETUs and testing centers.Ebola Virus is a very expensive disease, he observed, stressing the need for the government and the citizens of Nimba to involve themselves actively in the fight against the virus.“Everyday day and night we have dead bodies in the streets and in homes, even while our people are keeping sick people in their houses. So we need to see how best to get ETUs and ambulances to help carry out contact tracing .”Dr.Collins indicated that if the support is not given to the health workers in the county, he fears that Ganta will be locked down and health workers will stop work because of the dangers they face.He used the ceremony to call on the Nimba Caucus to get to various towns and villages in Nimba to educate the people both in English and the local languages, Gio, Mano and Mandingo, about the disease. He urged the citizens not to hide any sick or effected persons in their homes.Dr. Collins also complained that the citizens throw stones at the burial teams and health workers in the county which had led to three health workers being injured and the damage of two ambulances in the county.“If the people of Nimba don’t put stop to rioting the health workers, an if there is no protective gear, food and medication for our people, we are sorry that the nurses will stop work and we will not hold them responsible because they are humans and needs to be protected,” Dr.Collins warned.At the same the Executive Director of Liberia Crusaders for Peace(LCP) Ambassador Juli Endee joined Dr.Collins to appealed to the Government and Nimba citizens to help support the health workers by making sure the county have ETUs,protective gears,food,medications and useful items to save the lives of our children, women and citizens in the county.Cultural Ambassador Endee, treasurer of the Nimba County Anti-Ebola Resource Mobilization Committee (NCACRCM), educated the audience on the danger of the deadly Ebola virus and how it is destroying the lives of the Liberian people. “Ebola can kill but most importantly it can be eradicated from our counties and country, we are appealing to everyone to help us get treatment centers in Nimba and save the lives of our children, women and citizens,”Amb. Endee pleaded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Spectra Energy now says it has service agreements with customers, which reinforces its plans for transmission expansion from its McMahon plant in Taylor.The so-called T-North expansion project will increase eastbound transportation capacity by 153 million cubic feet per day.It will be accomplished through increased compression at existing compressor station sites, which the company says will minimize project costs and also the impact on local area landowners and the environment.- Advertisement -The eastbound expansion is scheduled to be in service by “early” next year and the westbound expansion toward the “end” of 2010.As usual the project is subject to receipt of regulatory approvals.
1 Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew Crystal Palace are still in the transfer market looking for a bargain.The Eagles have enjoyed a busy summer window so far, bringing in five new players, including club-record £10million signing Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint-Germain and Sunderland striker Connor Wickham.Manager Alan Pardew has a week left to confirm any late additions to the squad and chairman Steve Parish has revealed he is standing by to wrap up the business.“We have done some great business so far in this window and invested heavily in the playing squad, but it’s in the final week or so when business really starts to pick up,” Parish said.“We’re constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve the team so there might be one or two players who come into our thoughts depending on business elsewhere.“There may also be some who move on as we aim to pull together the strongest 25-man squad that we possibly can.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Santa Anita stewards Tom Ward, George Slender and Scott Chaney handed out three-day suspensions (Jan. 19-21) to jockeys Corey Nakatani, Juan Ochoa and William Antongeorgi on Thursday. The riders were cited for failure to maintain courses with their mounts. Nakatani was benched for his ride aboard Victory Sign in last Wednesday’s fourth race, Ochoa for his ride on Fantasmin in Wednesday’s seventh race, while Antongeorgi was ticketed for his ride aboard Trail Mix in last Sunday’s second race. On New Year’s Day of this year, Mitchell once again left for the Sunshine State to check on his horses, but will now limit his excursions east. “I’m not going to spend as much time in Florida this year,” he said. “They didn’t give me a lot of stalls in Florida, only six, so if I claim some, I’ll kind of be looking for more.” ARCADIA – At age 57, trainer Mike Mitchell doesn’t seem to mind logging frequent flyer miles. Last winter, the Bakersfield native often could be seen boarding a jet at L.A. International Airport bound for Hallendale, Fla. He has stables racing on two fronts, Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal have made it through to the Vocational Schools All Ireland Final after a hard-won game over Meath in Ballyconnell, Cavan this afternoon.John Joe O’Shea’s side eventually came out 2-6 to 0-6 winners despite a somewhat underpar display.Sean Yank Boyle and John O’Malley got the goals for the Donegal side which proved the difference in the end. However the Donegal men will have to up their game if they are to become All Ireland champions next weekend.Their opponents in the final will be a highly-fancied Cork side who hammered Galway in the other semi-final by 2-18 to just 0-2.EndsDONEGAL BEAT MEATH TO MAKE IT TO ALL IRELAND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS FINAL was last modified: February 19th, 2011 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)
Football standout Jason Engleberg, Valencia High’s top receiver and part-time defensive back, remains sidelined with a ankle injury, and he hopes to return in three weeks for a showdown against Foothill League rival Hart on Oct. 28. Engleberg, who sprained his ankle during the first half against St. John Bosco of Bellflower last week, was in street clothes during a 35-28 loss at Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks on Friday. “The doctors told me I’m not supposed to be walking, but I can’t stand crutches,” Engleberg said. Engleberg, the team’s only experienced returning receiver, has 13 receptions for 328 yards – an average of 25.2 yards – and two touchdowns. Valencia missed him against Notre Dame, as the Vikings dropped several passes – two of which were tipped and eventually intercepted. “Although we’re young, we’re going to surprise a lot of people with the way we play,” coach Sean LeGaux said. “The kids are working extremely hard, and I expect it to pay off as we take on the ‘big boys’ from around the Valley.” Among West Ranch’s key players are sophomores Malik Bradley, Morris Williams and Jordan Qualls, and freshmen Kevin Franklin, Beau Martin and Marcus Garner. LeGaux, a former seven-year assistant at Saugus, played on Saugus’ Southern Section 3A championship team in 1987 – Santa Clarita’s only boys’ basketball title. He plans an uptempo style and full-court pressure this season. Meanwhile, West Ranch is looking for a boys’ frosh coach. Contact LeGaux at email@example.com. After watching Notre Dame’s remarkable quarterback Garrett Green run for 219 yards and three touchdowns and pass for 155 yards during Friday’s victory over Valencia, I’m convinced an elite scrambling quarterback is the most dangerous weapon in football at any level – high school, college or pro. Local boxers Julio Ramos, Tim Williams, Ofelia Martinez, Joana Pereyda, Mailene Castro, Jazmin Vasquez and Leonardo Vasquez from the Santa Clarita Community Center boxing program are scheduled to participate in the fourth annual Desert Showdown tournament at the Trump 29 Hotel Casino in Palm Springs beginning Oct. 19. The USA Amateur Boxing-sanctioned event includes hundreds of participants from across the U.S. “We’re excited that so many of our boxers are participating,” said SC Community Center coordinator Gilbert Amaro. “Our boxers have trained for months to get into top form, and their hard work is going to be evident.” Foothill League tennis matches have been switched from Thursday to Wednesday this week because of a Jewish holiday. The American Bass Association plays host to a team tournament at Castaic Lake on Oct. 29. Entry forms are available at americanbass.com/TeamEntry.htm. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or firstname.lastname@example.orgWant 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Running back Shane Vereen help make up for Engleberg’s absence against Notre Dame, catching seven passes for 174 yards, including touchdowns of 36 and 86 yards. Backup running back Nick Hale, one of the team’s fastest and most athletic players, has moved to receiver so he can get more touches. He caught three passes for 71 yards against Notre Dame. Engleberg was also missed defensively, as Valencia continues to shuffle defensive backs in hopes of finding the right mix. Starting safety Ricky Crouch was replaced by Jordan Turbyfill even though Crouch was coming off his most productive game of the season after totaling seven tackles against St. John Bosco. Herrick’s 320 yards pushed his career total to 8,812 – 1,159 shy of Keith Smith’s state record of 9,971 (Newbury Park, 1991-93). West Ranch High, composed of freshmen and sophomores, won’t play varsity sports until the 2006-2007 school year, but the boys’ basketball team already is developing into an impressive group. This season’s junior varsity team, which includes eight sophomores and six freshmen, should make an impact after finishing 14-11 at the freshman level last season – including winning the Ventura Tournament championship.