Security clear stadium for closing ceremony

first_imgSoon after beach volleyball and hockey matches and medal presentation ended, the crowd was moved out in preparation for the closing ceremony.Those in the Royal PNG Constabulary started their briefing right after the crowds were moved out. Pictured are members of the police force receiving instructions before the gates opened for the at 5pm. At down town Port Moresby, giant TV screens have been put up at the Sir Huber Murray stadium at Konedobu for residents in the town area to follow the closing ceremony free of charge.People have started moving into the venue in an excited but orderly fashion.Policemen who spoke to Loop PNG said, the public will only be allowed to sit in the middle grandstand (stand opposite IPA Building) to control public safety.last_img

Sterling is injured just over 3 weeks after visiting the Bernabéu

first_imgThe attacker of Manchester City Raheem Sterling retired injured before the end of the match that his team lost at Tottenham Stadium in London, on the twenty-fifth day of the Premier. The City player, seven minutes from the end, He felt a pain in the back of his left thigh after trying a shot. The second top scorer of the Pep Guardiola team left the pitch below and It was replaced by Bernardo Silva.Medical tests to which Sterling will undergo in the next few hours they will specify the extent of the ailment and, if necessary, recovery time. Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the Champions League next February 26.Raheem Sterling was one of the protagonists of the match that the champion of the Premier lost against Tottenham (2-0). Sterling was reprimanded at twelve minutes for a strong entry to Dele Alli in an action where he could see the red and which was reviewed by the VAR.Afterwards, the video arbitration reviewed another action with Sterling as the protagonist. The attacker faked a penalty that technology tracked and ruled out. Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho claimed a new warning for the City player and his expulsion.last_img read more

Medical Assistance for 2 Ailing Coaches

first_imgTwo ailing football coaches were last Saturday told to take heart because their friends in the United States are thinking of them, “and want to ensure that you get medical treatment for their respective sufferings,” said ex NPA goal-getter, who has been appointed liaison officer of the Liberia Athletes Reunion, (LAR) Jonathan Armah Baxter.He visited the two ailing coaches in their respective residences in Monrovia.The first visit was at the Borough of New Kru Town in Monrovia where Baxter, on behalf of the Liberia Athletes Reunion of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA, told ‘Experience’ Sayon Davis, who has been suffering from stroke over the last three years, “I am here on behalf of your friends in the USA to see what can be done to get proper medication for your sickness.”He told Davis that news of his illness has reached his friends, who were former play-mates and team-mates and they want to provide him some initial assistance for him to get medical help. The initial amount that he has received, he said is meant only for him to seek medical assistance.Baxter told him that his visit was to identify a health facility to let him begin treatment this Wednesday.“I am glad that my friends in the USA never forgot me and I’m grateful for their remembrance,” Davis responded. Davis has limited use of his legs. He finds it extremely difficult to move from one place to another but he said he is hopeful that with support from those who cared, God could work miracles in his life.Baxter concluded an arrangement with Mr. Isaac Wreh, who has been a pillar of support and who described his role as a protocol officer, to Mr. Davis to identify a health center, possibly on Bushrod Island.Baxter’s second visit was at the Block 13 Community near the ELWA Market where Mr. Joker Wreaker was met with his wife and representatives of Block 13, including its chairman Warcee Gbogba.Chairman Gbogba explained that the community provides moral and material to support to “Coach Joker because we do it to identify with him.”Joker said his problem is about his left arm that he has limited use of, through what he said is ‘gowa’ on his foot that needs to heal.Baxter agreed that the ELWA Hospital could be the first option for Mr. Wreaker and by Wednesday, a formal visit will be done to get him started.The Liberia Athletes Reunion is headed ex Invincible Eleven player Ahmadu Sarnor as its chairman. Members include former Liberian athletes domiciling in the United States, Canada and Europe. The membership includes both former basketballers and footballers.The organization invites Liberian athletes in different disciplines to its yearly reunion, two of which were held in the United States. It intends to work with all organizations that represent former national team players. The Former National Team Players Association, which is headed by Mr. Washington Blay is set to hold discussions with LAR liaison officer Baxter to be able to work with the LAR in its future programs in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Expecting father stabbed to death during brawl

first_imgA man who had been expecting his first child later this year was on Sunday evening stabbed to death during a brawl at a popular shop at Limlair, Corentyne Coast, East Berbice.Dead: Patrick NelsonDead is 25-year-old Patrick Nelson, also called “Boy,” of Lot 5 Second Street, Limlair, Corentyne, Berbice. Based on reports received, the young man was stabbed once to his chest, and he collapsed and died.In a visit to the village on Monday, Guyana Times was told that the late Patrick Nelson, with his brother and cousin, was at a shop on Sunday evening when the suspect entered thein, reportedly in an intoxicated state, to purchase an item but the shop owner refused to sell him.This reportedly angered the suspect, and he stated to misbehave. Nelson’s cousin reportedly upbraided the suspect and an argument erupted between them.Nelson, who was also under the influence of alcohol, intervened in that argument, but was seen leaving when the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt him one blow to the chest.The dead man’s mother, Nithem Camala Surijmohan, told Guyana Times that she had last spoken with her deceased son at about 20:00h on Sunday, before he left to go out on the road. She recalled receiving a telephone call from another son at about 23:00h, informing her that Nelson had been stabbed to death.She said that, without hesitation, she rushed to the scene, only to see her son lying in a heap of sand covered in blood. She is of the opinion that her son might have survived if the Police had taken him to the hospital. She explained that when the Police arrived on scene, they instructed that no one should touch her son.The late Patrick Nelson had been expecting his first child later this year. His wife, Narimon Sattar, is still in disbelief.“I went to the mortuary and saw my husband, and I still didn’t believe that he (was) dead, because my husband and nobody don’t get problem. My husband is a very quiet person; he don’t pick problems with people. You really got to do him something, and even then he does ignore you. He always wanted a child, and this is his first child and he wouldn’t see it. I don’t believe I lost my husband; he was my life partner, my friend, my company and everything. We work together and a walk together,” the grieving wife declared.The late Patrick Nelson leaves to mourn his six siblings, along with his mother and wife.The suspect, who lives two Villages away at Hogstye, has since been arrested and is expected to be charged with the heinous crime.last_img read more

Bush fails to break deadlock on Iraq

first_imgSen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, said, “The president, obviously, as you already know, is not going to accept language that specifies a date for surrender or language that micromanages the efforts of our military in Iraq.” The discussions took place on one of the deadliest days of the year in Baghdad, where at least 171 people were killed in bombings. Democrats said the violence underscored the urgency of finding a new direction in Iraq, one that did not place U.S. troops in the middle of a civil war. At the beginning of the meeting, Bush declared, “People have strong opinions around the table and I’m looking forward to listening to them.” And for the next hour, according to participants and aides in the room, a frank conversation unfolded between the president and the 10 legislative leaders seated around the table in the Cabinet Room. A White House official who attended the meeting, and spoke on condition of anonymity in order to describe details, said Bush’s first question to the Democratic leaders was, “When can you get me a bill?” And, this official said, Bush told the Democrats that he hoped to ultimately follow several of the guidelines set forth last year in a report by the Iraq Study Group, which called for an eventual draw-down of U.S. troops. According to the official, Bush noted that the Study Group, whose co-chairman was his father’s former political aide, James A. Baker III, had suggested that a temporary troop increase could be a necessary step on the way to an eventual withdrawal. WASHINGTON – After weeks of acrimonious sparring over financing the next phase of the war, President George W. Bush and congressional leaders softened their tone on Wednesday but failed to resolve their differences over a timeline for removing most U.S. combat troops from Iraq next year. Bush met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the White House for nearly an hour, the first face-to-face discussion since the House and Senate passed emergency Iraq spending bills last month with provisions to end the war. Democrats said they would send the president legislation by the end of next week, despite his pledge to veto it. “We believe he must search his soul, his conscience, and find out what is the right thing for the American people,” Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic majority leader, told reporters after the meeting. “I believe signing this bill will do that.” The White House, though, said Bush had no intention of signing any legislation that included a call for a troop withdrawal. Democrats do not have enough support to override a veto, so the debate over financing the troops remains at an impasse. For weeks, White House officials have said they are eager for Democrats to send a bill to the president that he will veto, so they can begin negotiating a financing measure both sides can agree on. But first, Democrats must reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the legislation, which include different timetables for troops to be removed from Iraq. The House passed a bill calling for troops to be withdrawn no later than Sept. 1, 2008, or earlier if the Iraqi government does not meet a series of benchmarks. The Senate measure would begin a gradual redeployment of troops in four months, but set a goal for troops to be removed by March 31, 2008. According to several participants at the meeting, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, offered to accept the Senate timelines. But Bush and Republican leaders said they would not support any deadlines. As she left the White House, Pelosi called the session a “productive meeting.” “We came here in a spirit of hope,” she said, “recognizing that this is an historic opportunity for the executive branch, for the president and the Congress to work together to wind down this war and to ensure the security of our country and the stability of the region.” During the meeting, Bush was the only administration official who spoke, though he was accompanied by Vice President Dick Cheney; the White House chief of staff, Joshua B. Bolten; the national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, and others. 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

Argentine child sex abuse scandal widens

first_img0Shares0000Children leaving the school run by River Plate in Buenos Aires © AFP / Eitan ABRAMOVICHBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Apr 4 – A child abuse scandal involving several of Argentina’s most famous football clubs continued to unfold with interviews and searches while rippling outwards to include the country’s gymnastics federation.The lid was first lifted in March after a 17-year-old player with top Argentinian side Independiente told a club psychologist that he and another young player had been encouraged to sell themselves for sex. Club directors reported the allegations to the police. On Monday a doctor and a psychologist at another Buenos Aires club, River Plate, told authorities that young footballers and volleyballers at the club had suffered sexual abuse.Authorities are also investigating a potential case at a third football club, Temperley.On Tuesday, the Argentine Olympic Committee (COA) said a 40-year-old former gymnast had complained of abuse as a minor.Asked on Argentine TV how many gymnastics cases there might be, COA president Gerardo Werthein said “it is difficult to know” but added that “there are several.”Buenos Aires-based River Plate and Independiente are two of the most famous clubs in the country.River have won a record 36 league titles while Independiente have won the Copa Libertadores — South America’s equivalent of the UEFA Champions League — a record seven times.Both are multi-sport clubs and operate hostels for young players recruited from across Argentina and abroad.Recent graduates of the River youth system include Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Erik Lamela (Tottenham) and Radamel Falcao (Monaco), who was bought from a Colombian club on his 15th birthday. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) is a product of the Independiente youth system.— Coaxed into prostitution —Teenagers boarding with Independiente were reportedly coaxed into selling themselves in exchange for money, promotion to other teams within the club, football boots or even underwear.The teenager at the centre of the allegations said he and a 19-year-old player had been encouraged to sell themselves in a trendy Buenos Aires neighbourhood, where sexual encounters were organised with adult men, according to the local press.“The structure of this underage prostitution network didn’t only operate at Independiente. There are other clubs,” public prosecutor Maria Soledad Garibaldi said.So far, six people have been arrested as result of the Independiente case, including referee Martin Bustos, a public relations official and an organiser of youth tournaments.At River Plate, the complaint filed with police concerns the alleged sexual abuse of players in youth teams between 2004 and 2011, according to judicial sources cited by local media.“A surgeon knew there had been abuse of children who lived at the boarding facility at River,” Andres Bonicalzi, a lawyer for a rape victims charity, said at a press conference on Monday.Among the cases were two, involving young football players and one concerning a girl on a volleyball team.“We are investigating the testimony of provincial families whose children are victims of a paedophile network,” Bonicalzi added.Police searched River’s facilities on Tuesday. The doctor and psychologist are due to give their testimony to prosecutors on Wednesday.“Children came from their provinces with a dream,” said Maria Elena Leuzzi, the founder of Association of Victims of Violation, the NGO that defends minors who suffer sexual abuse and which arranged the official complaint to police by the River Plate medical staff.“They stole their childhoods and their bodies,” she said.Oscar Mangione, a former psychologist at another famous Buenos Aires club, Boca Juniors, said one problem is that only a tiny handful of the youngsters the clubs take from their homes make it as footballers.— Context of vulnerability —“Football is seen as a way upwards, but that’s not true because from every hundred boys who enter the system only two or three will play in the first division,” Mangione said.“These abuses occur in a context of vulnerability: many of these youngsters come from distant provinces and are separated from their families.“These reports will show that parents need to take more precautions.”Maria Elena Leuzzi is the president of the Association of Victims of Violation which organised the complaint against the River Plate club © AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICHBut, he added, “this is not something limited to the clubs, these networks take advantage of the vulnerability of the boys, it is likely that they will also recruit young people in poor neighbourhoods.Another Argentine sports psychologist, Miguel Garcia Lombardi, said the way the youth system functions encourages players to see themselves as merchandise.“A footballer is playing to become a millionaire, we are in the process of marketing football, it starts with the player’s body. We buy the player, we invest in that body to make money,” Lombardi said.“Sex is just another element.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Kings notes: League wants more honesty

first_img The Kings disclose specific injuries when a player is placed on injured reserve or is out of the lineup for a lengthy period of time, but have become increasingly vague about short-term injuries. Coach Andy Murray consistently uses terms such as ‘upper-body injury’ and declines to get into specifics. That sort of thing has become en vogue in the playoffs, when players often play through serious injuries but don’t want them to be publicized for fear that they might be seen as weak, or become targets. With the Kings’ recent run of injuries, has come the daily challenge, when it comes to media and fans, of determining exactly what ails each player. The Kings haven’t made that task easy this season. The NHL has gotten involved, telling the Kings that they need to be more forthcoming when answering questions about players who miss games with injuries. Walking wounded: So, about those injuries. Brown initially said he had muscle spasms in his neck and shoulder and on Wednesday complained of a sore chest. Murray would go only as far to say that Brown has a bruise. Sean Avery, who missed Monday’s game and was believed to be nursing a sore shoulder, returned to the lineup, and to fill out their roster the Kings recalled Connor James and Richard Petiot from the AHL. Jeff Cowan (hamstring) and George Parros (ankle) participated in a full practice Thursday and seem to be on target to return for Monday’s game at Anaheim. The Kings hope Eric Belanger (groin) will be able to return for the Jan. 12 game at Boston. Murray said it’s possible, but unlikely, that Belanger could return for the Anaheim game. “He has to feel comfortable,” Murray said. “If it was Anaheim, he would have to be back out there (practicing) in the next couple days, and I’m not sure that’s going to happen.” There is little optimism about Aaron Miller, who continues to be week to week with a sore back. “To be honest, he hasn’t showed much improvement,” Murray said. Miller, who has missed six consecutive games, has received one anti-inflammatory injection and might have another one early next week, Murray said. Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson But the Kings have brought this idea into midseason, and into a post-lockout season when the NHL is supposed to be more media friendly, and that got the attention of the league office. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association contacted a league official, who e-mailed the Kings and informed them that they must be more forthcoming about injuries. On Thursday morning, a team spokesman acknowledged that the Kings received the e-mail, but Murray again would not get into specifics when discussing the injury of forward Dustin Brown, who was hurt in Monday’s game and did not play Thursday night against Phoenix. Murray said he had spoken with general manager Dave Taylor and that the team would not go into specifics about players who might return to action quickly, and possibly at less than 100 percent. The NFL, another high-contact sport, requires each team to make a full and complete injury report each week, designating specific injuries and how likely a player is to participate in that week’s game. last_img read more


first_imgA man who smashed a wine bottle over the head of another man until it broke and then stabbed his victim with it has been jailed for two years.Enda McLaughlin attacked his defenceless victim during a house party at a chalet in Moneymore, Ballintra.After carrying out the brutal attack, McLaughlin then refused to allow other party-goers out of the house as his victim bled heavily after passing out. The Gardai were only called when one young woman made a phonecall from the toilet.Garda Tony Cornyn to Letterkenny Circuit Court that when he called to the chalet at Moneymore it was covered in blood.“It looked somebody had sprayed blood from an aerosol can because it came out that quick.“It was all over the walls and the furniture,” he said.When he spoke to people in the chalet, he was told McLaughlin was in the bedroom.When McLaughlin emerged he claimed he knew nothing about the assault.However there was blood on his shoes and his trousers which forensic tests later found belonged to the victim.The victim said he was simply reaching across for a drink when he felt himself being stabbed in the back of the hand and he then passed out to find himself in Sligo General Hospital when he awokeMcLaughlin of Carrowmore, Carndonagh, had up to 30 previous convictions, many for assault.He told the court that almost all his previous convictions were as a result of his addiction to alcohol.However, McLaughlin said he was now off alcohol and attending AA.He pleaded with Judge John O’Hagan to give him one more chance and guaranteed he would not come back before the courts.Judge John O’Hagan said people have to take responsibilities for their actions.“People who produce or create weapons must take responsibility for natural and probable consequences of their actions – drink or no drink.“I have no option but to jail you,” he said.MAN SMASHED BOTTLE OVER VICTIM’S HEAD AND THEN STABBED VICTIM WITH IT was last modified: July 12th, 2012 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:BallintraCarndonaghEnda McLaughlinlast_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed how he spends his time between concerts in America – picking up tips on wallpapering and painting!The millionaire entertainer is currently in Branson where he is playing a series of concerts.But the last thing the Donegal crooner will be doing is hitting the local bars. Instead the 49 year old star has revealed that he and wife Majella spend their time watching a house decorating TV channel.“Majella and I are sitting here in the cabin in Branson watching HGTV (Home and Garden Television). We just love anything to do with buying/selling or decorating houses,” he admitted.And with properties in Dublin, Donegal, Tenerife and America, they need all the tips they can get.Daniel is riding high at Number 7 in the British charts with his latest album ‘The Ultimate Collection.” EndsDANIEL REVEALS HIS WAY OF ‘PAINTING THE TOWN RED’ BETWEEN CONCERTS! was last modified: November 1st, 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) Tags:daniel o’donnelllast_img read more

Cahill defiant after Chelsea defeat

first_imgGary Cahill insisted Chelsea will have no problems bouncing back from their 2-0 defeat at Tottenham.Chelsea were denied a record-breaking 14th consecutive Premier League win, with Dele Alli scoring both goals in the derby at White Hart Lane.But Cahill’s side remain top of the table and the Blues defender has no doubt their morale will remain high.Cahill told Sky Sports: “It won’t affect us mentally. We’ve got strong personalities in that dressing room and one loss in 14 is not going to affect us. We go again.”However, the England international admitted that Chelsea were well short of their best.“I don’t think we were at the levels we’ve been at. We fell short of that,” he said.“On the positive side we won 13 in a row – the joint record – and should be proud of that. But today we’re disappointed.”More reaction from White Hart Lane to follow later.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more