Teams for NCD Governor’s Cup to be named Friday

first_imgTournament director Billy Aki said 47 rugby league teams from all over Port Moresby had shown interest to play but this will be cut down.He said teams who are serious about playing must pay their registration fees before Friday.He explained teams from Hanuabada, Tatana and Porebada were just some of the teams that were yet to confirm their participation and would be axed from the list if they did not confirm their participation.All 32 teams will be placed into 8 pools. “The prize money of 50,000 kina will be broken up and I will announce at a later date how this money will be shared among the winning teams,” said Aki.The Governor’s Cup will run from the 23rd-26th. Games will be played at the Kone Tigers field as well as at Ipi Park, Hohola.last_img read more

Grizzlies ready to erase painful memories of last season

first_imgCarpio 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Grizzlies drafted Jaren Jackson Jr., a star of the NBA summer league, at No. 4 overall out of Michigan State. They also signed restricted free agent Kyle Anderson away from San Antonio with a four-year, $37.2 million offer sheet and added veterans like Garrett Temple , Shelvin Mack and Omri Casspi through trades and signings.Parsons has played only 70 games combined over the past two seasons since signing a four-year, $94 million contract. But he said he feels good and ready to play as needed.All the offseason changes has general manager Chris Wallace believing the Grizzlies got better as well after missing the postseason for the first time in eight seasons.“I’m very confident we’ll be back in the thick of things in the Western Conference, and we’ve had a lot of success against these teams over the years,” Wallace said. “We’ve done well in the playoffs against some of the top teams in the West. I think we can continue that after a year on the sidelines. We’re raring to get back into the playoffs and be a real factor again.”Bickerstaff finally got to put together his own coaching staff and put together his own plan for a season after finishing two seasons as interim coach first in Houston and last season with Memphis. He embraces the idea of finding a different way to compete in the All-Star filled Western Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) and center Marc Gasol (33) pose during the team’s NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies want to make very clear that what happened last season was an aberration.Conley and the rest of the Grizzlies — yes even oft-injured Chandler Parsons — are reporting for training camp healthy and ready to erase the memories of that painful and ugly 60-loss season.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Let’s be out on a limb a little bit, take a little bit of risk and see what happens,” Bickerstaff said.Not only is Conley back, but center Marc Gasol remains a cornerstone for Memphis as well.The 7-foot-1 Gasol, who will be 34 in January, can opt out of his contract after this season. Gasol, with Conley’s help, organized a minicamp of sorts for all the Grizzlies in Los Angeles to help everyone get to know each other outside of the grind of a season or training camp.“That’s why we’ve been in contact all summer with everyone and why we set up the little minicamp in L.A.,” Gasol said. “It’s because I’m excited, and I think we have an important job this season coming up.”Conley noted teams trying to rebuild often jettison the older players. He’s been with Memphis 11 seasons and Gasol 10. Both veterans like the changes the front office made.“We’re a team that can get right back in the mix of things,” Conley said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Red-hot NLEX deals Blackwater its first loss in Guiao’s return “Now we’re back both feet planted, and we give ourselves just as good of a shot as anybody,” Conley said Monday.The Grizzlies have been through a whirlwind of changes since wrapping up that 22-60 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJ.B. Bickerstaff, who took over on an interim basis after David Fizdale was fired last November, starts training camp Tuesday as a head coach at the beginning of a season for the first time in his career. Conley has been cleared with no restrictions with his sore left heel finally fixed surgically after limiting him to just 12 games last season.Memphis also has a handful of new faces on the roster trying to keep pace in an ever tougher Western Conference.last_img read more

Harambee Starlets land tough AWCON group

first_imgStarlets earned a slot in their second consecutive Cup of Nations after lodging a successful appeal against Equatorial Guinea who were suspended by CAF for fielding ineligible players.Pool A will have hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and 2016 second placed team Cameroon.The tournament will be held across to Ghanaian cities, the capital Accra hosting Group A games while Cape Coast City, located in Southern Ghana will host Group B matches.Kenya will start her campaign on November 18 against Zambia before playing South Africa on the 21st and defending champions Nigeria on the 24th.The opening ceremony will be conducted at the Accra Stadium where hosts Ghana open up the competition with a match against Algeria before Mali take on Cameroon.The competition kicks off on November 17 and runs till December 1 with the top three sides set to earn a slot in next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets players line up before their African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21 – National women’s football team Harambee Starlets have landed in a tough Pool B for next month’s African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) to be staged in Ghana after the draw was conducted on Sunday night in Accra.Starlets will face off with defending and record champions Nigeria, 2016 fourth placed side South Africa and Zambia in the pool. Starlets played Nigeria in the last edition of the competition which was their debut year, losing 5-0.last_img read more

Man City vs Borussia Dortmund: TV channel, start time and team news

first_img who plays? gameday 2 FOOTBALL LATEST How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? 2 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener NEW ERA Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes What time is kick-off?This international Champions Cup tie is being played at Soldier Field in Chicago.Get the coffee ready, because it’s an early start on Saturday, July 21.The match kicks off at 2am UK time.Which TV channel can I watch it on?You can catch the game live on Premier Sports from 1.30am.It’s available on your TV by accessing SKY 412 for HD, 866 for SD or Virgin 551.Alternatively, head to the Premier Sports website and use their online player to stream the match. How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence center_img What is the team news?City have had a fairly reserved summer so far, although they finally ended the Riyad Mahrez saga and signed the Algerian for £60million.But with so many stars just recovering from the World Cup, Guardiola has selected a youth-orientated squad for the US tour – although Mahrez is included.Here’s the full list of players on their way Stateside to face Dortmund, Liverpool and Bayern Munich:Manchester City: Claudio Bravo, Joe Hart, Aymeric Laporte, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Tosin Adarabioyo, Riyad Mahrez, Daniel Grimshaw, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Douglas Luiz, Jack Harrison, Lukas Nmecha, Phil Foden, Aro Muric, Eric Garcia, Nabil Touaizi, Brahim Diaz, Iker Pozo, Luke Bolton, Cameron Humphreys, Rabbi Matondo, Tyreke Wilson, Nathanael Ogbeta. Manchester City get their pre-season tour of the USA underway against Dortmund.Pep Guardiola’s side broke the hundred-point barrier last season in the Premier League, whilst Dortmund finished a disappointing fourth in the Bundesliga. possible xi Getty predicted How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED Guardiola is taking an inexperienced team on the US tour Getty The match will be played at Chicago’s impressive Soldier Field last_img read more


first_imgThe jobs of a number of workers in Elvery’s Sports Stores in Letterkenny and Donegal Town hang in the balance after the appointment of an examiner.Elvery’s Sport Shop in LetterkennyThe Sinn Féin EU candidate for the Midlands Northwest constituency, Matt Carthy, has voiced his support for workers.Carthy said Elverys Sports is Ireland’s oldest sports retailer, is fully Irish-owned and employs 700 people across 23 counties. “There are two branches in County Donegal – in Letterkenny and in Donegal town and every effort must be made to save the jobs in these branches.“Workers in Elverys are unsurprisingly concerned for their future despite communications from the examiner that jobs will be “protected at all costs”.“Saving all 700 of these jobs must be of the utmost priority in any deal.“NAMA took the decision to seek the appointment of the examiner. While NAMA’s overriding commercial objective is to generate the best achievable financial return for the taxpayer, its work must also contribute to employment and economic recovery and to the achievement of broader social and economic policy objectives. “The saving of 700 jobs and the creation of a healthy Irish business, sustainable into the future, must be central to the achievement of these goals.“I support the Elverys workers in their fight to hold on to their jobs and livelihoods.” SUPPORT FOR SPORTS SHOP WORKERS AS ELVERYS GOES INTO EXAMINERSHIP was last modified: March 10th, 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:donegalElverys Sport Shopexaminershiplast_img read more

“Overdose of Awesomeness”: New Pluto Images Show Unpredicted Activity

first_imgMore images have been released from New Horizons’ July 14 flyby of Pluto, showing youthful mountains, glaciers and an escaping atmosphere.The following is just one of the new images making the New Horizons Twitter Feed erupt in WOW!!! exclamations:Pluto lookback image 15 minutes after closest approach July 14, 2015Dr. Phil Metzger’s tweet “Overdose of awesomeness!” sums up the feelings of scientists looking over the latest images posted by NASA’s New Horizons mission today. The stunning panoramas, taken just 15 minutes after closest approach last July 14, show mountains rivaling the Rockies or Sierras (about 11,000′ high) adjacent to the smooth plains of Sputnik Planum. Additional high-res images show nitrogen glaciers flowing from the mountains onto the plains, and shadows cast by the mountains onto apparent ground fog. The thin nitrogen atmosphere also shows unexpected structure, with over a dozen layers visible.Last week (Sept. 10), a press release from New Horizons summed up Pluto’s surface this way: “It’s complicated.”New close-up images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveal a bewildering variety of surface features that have scientists reeling because of their range and complexity.“Pluto is showing us a diversity of landforms and complexity of processes that rival anything we’ve seen in the solar system,” said New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Boulder, Colorado. “If an artist had painted this Pluto before our flyby, I probably would have called it over the top — but that’s what is actually there.”New Horizons geologist Jeff Moore described Pluto’s surface as “every bit as complex as that of Mars” — a remarkable description for a body a third the diameter of Mars and 26 times farther from the sun. Laws of physics demand that smaller objects lose heat faster, and objects more distant from stars should be the coldest. Sources of heat are limited: radioactive elements should be depleted this late in Pluto’s assumed age, and Pluto is not subjected to significant tidal forces.New images also show the most heavily cratered — and thus oldest — terrain yet seen by New Horizons on Pluto next to the youngest, most crater-free icy plains. There might even be a field of dark wind-blown dunes, among other possibilities.“Seeing dunes on Pluto — if that is what they are — would be completely wild, because Pluto’s atmosphere today is so thin,” said William B. McKinnon, a GGI deputy lead from Washington University, St. Louis. “Either Pluto had a thicker atmosphere in the past, or some process we haven’t figured out is at work. It’s a head-scratcher.”  The surprise extends to the satellites of Pluto:Discoveries being made from the new imagery are not limited to Pluto’s surface. Better images of Pluto’s moons Charon, Nix, and Hydra will be released Friday at the raw images site for New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), revealing that each moon is unique and that big moon Charon’s geological past was a tortured one.Surprise, not vindication, is clear from quotes by the scientists. “Now we can study geology in terrain that we never expected to see,” John Spencer said on Sept. 10th. “Pluto is surprisingly Earth-like in this regard,” Alan Stern remarked today, “and no one predicted it.”Update 9/18/15: At The Conversation, David Rothery, professor of planetary geosciences at The Open University, discusses what the images mean. Sample:This is probably nitrogen snow covering water-ice terrain, and there are signs that nitrogen-ice flows glacier-like from the bright rigged terrain into the flat area. Why here? How recent? We don’t know….While the images tell us a lot about Pluto and Charon, they also raise a number of new questions. We simply don’t know what controls the localised nitrogen snowfall, the intricate haze layers or the old fractures that cut through the craters. We don’t know why Pluto’s surface is so diverse or its atmosphere so complex, or how much of this is driven by tidal interactions between Pluto and Charon. The list goes on.Additional images and data from the encounter will trickle down over the 10 months.Hey, Alan! We predicted it. On July 9, before the encounter, we predicted: (1) active geology and evidence of resurfacing, (2) atmospheric escape rates too rapid for billions of years, (3) moons that will challenge the idea they were formed by a collision, (4) reporters would leap from evidence of water ice to speculations about life.  We haven’t found the L-word life in the press releases yet (at least since 7/27/11), but our first 3 predictions have been confirmed.Why were we successful? The reason: we don’t bow down to the A.S.S. (age of the solar system, 4.5 billion years), the Law of the Misdeeds and Perversions that Cannot Be Altered. Openness to younger ages has a long track record of success explaining youthful features on Enceladus, Titan, Saturn, Mars, Mercury, comets, Io, Earth, etc. etc.Resource: Jason Lisle’s report, “New Horizons at Pluto” at ICR posted August 2015. (Visited 51 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Final Cut Pro X Video Tutorial: Compound Clips for Music

first_imgWorking with music in FCPX? In this exclusive Final Cut Pro X video tutorial we share a trick for quickly replacing temp tracks with final versions.Often editors will cut up a single piece of temp music into different parts to create their own custom edit of the track. When using production music (like tracks from you can use temp (watermarked) versions of the tracks in your project to try out before licensing a high resolution version. So, if you’re working in Final Cut Pro X you may be wondering what the easiest way to swap these temp track for a final version – so that it replaces every instance of the track in your timeline.In the following video tutorial we show you how using compound clips in FCPX is an easy way to swap out any track:When cutting a piece of music into your FCPX timeline there is TWO things you will want to do first:Place the cut of music in a secondary storyline(using the shortcut Command + G)Make the cut of music a compound clip(using the shortcut Option + G)Then, when you’ve decided to use the track for your project, swap it out in FCPX with the temp by opening up the compound clip, overlaying the full/final version and mute the temp version. It’s as simple as that. The compound clip is the key to swapping out the temp music for the full resolution track.Got more Final Cut Pro X tips to share or questions about this tutorial? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Nagaland can reject Citizenship Bill, says BJP ally

first_imgThe Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), a coalition partner of the BJP in Nagaland, said the State had the constitutional provision to reject the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.Nagaland, along with other northeastern States, has witnessed several protests following the passage of the Bill in the Lok Sabha. The NDPP-BJP government, headed by Neiphiu Rio, has been under pressure from tribal groups to oppose the Bill.Article 371 (A)Referring to Article 371(A) of the Constitution, the NDPP in a statement on Thursday said, “The said article begins with the words “notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, no Act of Parliament in respect of…”, which itself means that despite what is in the Constitution, no Act of Parliament shall apply to the State of Nagaland unless the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland by a resolution so decides.”Nagaland is also protected by the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation of 1873, whereby an Inner Line Permit is issued to outsiders for safeguarding the citizenship, rights and privileges of the Nagas, the statement said.Despite such safeguards, the NDPP said the Centre should exempt Nagaland from the purview of Citizenship Bill when it is moved for approval in the Rajya Sabha. The Opposition Naga People’s Front condemned the NDPP “clarification”.last_img read more

HC dismisses plea challenging cancellation of ‘atheist’ certificate

first_imgThe Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed a petition of a youth from Haryana who challenged the cancellation of his “atheist” certificate by the State government after it had been issued to him by a local official earlier. Justice Tejinder Singh Dhindsa, while dismissing the petition, observed that if the petitioner has chosen a path of an atheist and doesn’t believe in any caste or class, there would be no requirement in law for him to be issued a certificate to such effect.The court held that undoubtedly, the freedom of conscience under Article 25 of the Constitution encompasses in itself a freedom to an individual to take a view that he does not belong to any religion.Individual rights“The freedom conferred by Article 25 of the Constitution would also include a right of an individual to claim that he is an ‘atheist’. Just as a freedom of conscience confers a fundamental right to a citizen to entertain a particular religious belief, it equally confers a right on any other individual-citizen to express an opinion that he does not belong to any religion,” said the court.The petitioner, Ravi Kumar Atheist, had approached the court challenging the cancellation of the “atheist” certificate which was issued to him by the Naib Tehsildar, Tohana of district Fatehabad in Haryana. The certificate issued on April 29, 2019 certified that the petitioner was an atheist and does not belong to any caste, religion and does not believe in God. However, on May 4, 2019 the certificate was cancelled.The court said that even if any such certificate had been issued by the Naib Tehsildar concerned and the same was subsequently cancelled, it would be of no consequence.last_img read more

Guzman sends Pachuca into CWC semis

first_imgPachuca 1 Wydad Casablanca 0 (after extra time): Guzman sets up Gremio showdown Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 23:50 12/9/17 victor guzman - cropped Getty Images Pachuca needed extra time to overcome 10-man Wydad Casablanca, with Victor Guzman heading in the winner. An extra-time goal from Victor Guzman sent Pachuca into the Club World Cup semi-finals at the expense of Wydad Casablanca.The 22-year-old’s header secured a 1-0 win over the 10-man CAF Champions League holders and set up a last-four meeting with Gremio.Pachuca, who earned their place at the tournament in the United Arab Emirates thanks to their triumph in this year’s CONCACAF Champions League, were the slight favourites heading into the meeting in Abu Dhabi but struggled for fluency in a poor first half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Keisuke Honda fired a shot wide after the break as the Mexicans began to look the more likely to break the deadlock, although Ismail El Haddad hit the top of the crossbar with a cross that eluded 44-year-old goalkeeper Oscar Perez.Introducing the oldest player to ever feature at the #ClubWC – @Oscar_Conejo21!The @Tuzos goalkeeper has set a new record, taking to the field aged 44 years and 312 days— #ClubWC  (@FIFAcom) December 9, 2017The Moroccan side gave Pachuca the advantage when captain Brahim Nakach was sent off for a second bookable offence, having lunged into a challenge on Achraf Bencharki, but the match remained a fairly-balanced affair as extra time began.Honda came close with a free-kick before Guzman dealt the decisive blow in the 112th minute, sending a header high into the net from a fine Jonathan Urretaviscaya cross from the right, thereby setting up a clash with Copa Libertadores champions Gremio. read morelast_img read more