PNG SP Hunters coach Michael Marum announced the team yesterday with great confidence that being back in the winning circle for the away games they have set a strong team to take on the Dolphins this weekend.“We have come again with another strong team for this weekend’s game against Dolphins, however, only a few changes will be made due to injuries but otherwise we will maintain the team that beat Tweed Heads two weeks ago,” coach Marum said.Captain Noel Zemming is being given eight weeks off the field undergoing reconstruction to his right knee as utility Justin Olam remains at centre.Hunters Halfback Watson Boas is still maintaining fitness in training and recovering from his knee injury but coach Marum says they have until Thursday to make a decision as they are waiting on the physio’s report from the doctors to see if he is going to be in the team this weekend or not.“With Watson Boas’s decision pending, we are working on that to have someone cover for him,” Marum said.Winger Adex Wera is also ill, however, Marum said he is taking medications with doctors working closely with him and he will be alright on game time.However, the ever present Bland Abavu will step in for veteran fullback Stargroth Amean this weekend. Stargroth has been given time off to sort out his family issues.The full team will be finalised on Thursday.
Nailing a second straight victory to close in on the leaders of the Asean Basketball League wasn’t the only reason why Alab Pilipinas coach Mac Cuan was in the mood to celebrate Friday night.Cuan liked what he saw from import Sampson Carter as well as journeyman Robbie Celiz, who helped key the gutsy 87-79 victory over the Westsports Malaysia Dragons at Baliwag Star Arena in Bocuae, Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT Carter, who hit the game-winner in the 64-62 overtime win over the Singapore Slingers last Sunday, had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Celiz dished out his best game for Alab with 14 points.“Sampson (Carter) is learning how to play the Filipino style and we’re seeing more aggression and intensity from his game,” said Cuan, after Alab improved to 9-4, behind leaders Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions (8-2) and Singapore Slingers (10-4).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I’m very happy to see Celiz play that well because that’s what we expected from him when we acquired him,” said Cuan, whose team can tie the Slingers at second with a win against the Dragons on Sunday this time in Cyberjaya.Ray Parks wound up with 15 points, while JR Cawaling had another solid game against the Malaysians with 14 points to match James Hughes’ output as Alab led from start to finish. View comments 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown MOST READ 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 Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member SMBeer forces Game 7 Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte LATEST STORIES
The first meeting of the season between Liverpool and Manchester United was far from the exciting affair many had hoped for.It finished goalless at Anfield, and many were left irritated by the negative tactics of Jose Mourinho.At one stage in the game United had assembled a back six which, while typical of a Mourinho side, didn’t sit well with those looking forward to one of the Premier League’s fiercest of meetings.And, as ever, supporters were in full voice on social media.So we’ve decided to collect the funniest tweets on Mourinho after last night’s result. Check them out below… 1 Jose Mourinho has come in for criticism over his tactics in the goalless draw with the Reds
For your chance to win £100K, sign up to play Dream Team Europe Fantasy FootballDimitri Payet is back doing what he does best – scoring free-kicks!The French international marked his first start for Marseille since his return from West Ham with a goal against midtable Guingamp.Payet got a huge slice of fortune as he watched his set-piece find the net via a hefty deflection.But the midfielder didn’t look bothered as he celebrated in front a nearly empty stadium.Check out Payet’s free-kick below… 1 The French international is back doing what he does best
2 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Brewster, who returned from long-term ankle and knee injuries earlier this year, is highly-rated by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.Although Brewster is yet to make his senior debut in football, Mellor, who came through the ranks at Liverpool in 2002, thinks Brewster is better than fellow academy graduates Harry Wilson, Ryan Kent and Ben Woodburn.Mellor, speaking exclusively to AmericanGambler.com, said: “Liverpool have had a few lads that have gone out on loan. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Getty Rhian Brewster is one of many talented Liverpool youngsters whoops Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa “Harry Wilson has done very well for Derby in the Championship, Ryan Kent has done very well for Rangers in the Scottish Premiership – they are two players who have done extremely well.“Ben Woodburn is a Welsh international and still very young and there is a lot of excitement around him.“I suppose the obvious one would be Rhian Brewster who had an untimely injury for a year but a Golden Boot winner in the Under-17 World Cup team, you see [Callum] Hudson-Odoi who burst on to the scene from that team, so did Jadon Sancho. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:54Loaded: 2.80%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals Rhian Brewster is Liverpool’s only ‘exciting’ youngster, according to ex-Reds striker Neil Mellor.The 19-year-old striker is tipped to break into the first-team next season following the departure of Daniel Sturridge. REAL DEAL Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 Getty Images – Getty Liverpool winger Harry Wilson thrived in a loan spell with Derby last season IN DEMAND tense Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? LATEST Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland latest Liverpool fan Dan reckons the Premier League is rigged against the Reds “Brewster has a big future if he can listen to Jurgen and the coaches at Liverpool, and the senior players there.“The inspiration comes from the latest players coming through the academy, which is young Trent Alexander-Arnold, who is the one who has progressed through the academy and been absolutely superb and is still so young at only 20. He’s the one who has done amazingly. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ punished “Brewster is the one who really excites me because he can score goals, has the right attitude and listens to the coaching staff and Jurgen.”
The Indiana State Police and the ISP Emergency Ordinance Disposal Unit (bomb squad) responded to a residence in Santa Claus this morning to assist county units with a complaint of a bomb threat. The scene has been secured and the item was recovered and made safe; there is no threat to safety.WSLM will have more information when it is released from the Jasper District.
2018 Centenary Shield ResultsFebruary 15 Wales 1-2 Republic of Ireland The Rock, Cefn Druids FC (7pm)March 9 Scotland 0-0 Northern Ireland Renfrew FC (7pm)March 15 Northern Ireland 1-1 Wales Armagh City AFC (2pm)March 16 England 0-0 Republic of Ireland Kenilworth Stadium, Luton Town FC (7pm)2018 Centenary Shield FixturesMarch 23 England vs Scotland Bootham Crescent, York City FC (7pm)March 29 Republic of Ireland vs Northern Ireland Monaghan United FC (2pm)March 29 Wales vs England Cardiff Metropolitan University FC (7pm)April 6 Northern Ireland vs England Belfast (7pm)April 12 Republic of Ireland vs Scotland Home Farm FC, Whitehall (2pm)April 19 Scotland vs Wales Queen of the South FC (7pm) NEXT UPFollowing the England encounter, O’Connor’s side will be out again on March 29 in Monaghan United FC as they take on their Northern counterparts in their penultimate fixture. The Irish will then entertain Scotland in their final game of the season when they face the tartan army on April 12 in Home Farm FC, Whitehall. Both home games have a 2pm kick off. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SELECT | Luke McNicholas (Balla Secondary School), Adam Conway (De La Salle College, Waterford), Darryl Walsh (St. Declan’s Community College), Adam Rooney (Yeats College, Galway), Cian Lee (Boyne Community School), Ronan Manning (Yeats College, Galway) Rory Doyle (St. Francis College, Rochestown), Liam Kerrigan (St. Attracta’s CS, Tubbercurry), Ali Regbha (Chanel College, Coolock), Cian Murphy CAPTAIN (Coláiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir), Jake Walker (St. Kevin’s Community College, Clondalkin) ENGLAND | Callum Coulter, Fraser Colling, Sam McCallum, Adam Crowther, Cormac Pike, Jack Butler, Harvey Howell, Noah Smerdon, Cieran Jackson, Emmanuel Ogunrinde, Ryan PennySUBS | Daniel Gould (GK), Ethan Brookes, Alex Doyle, Kyle O’Connor-Ajayi, Robert Deda, David Neligwa, King Baidoo SUBS USED | Colm Whelan (Grennan College, Thomastown) for MURPHY (76), Jack Ryan (Templeogue College) for WALKER (84), James Carolan (St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny for REGBHASUBS NOT USED | Adam O’Connor (St. Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff), Kieran Farren (Carndonagh Community School), Daniel Houghton GK (Carndonagh Community School), James Carroll (St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda) MANAGEMENT | Head Coach William O’Connor (Balbriggan Community College), Coach John McShane (Dublin Oak Academy, Bray), GK Coach Conor Foley (Athlone Community College), Performance AnalystOllie Horgan (St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny), Kit Manager Paddy Carr (Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana) Physio Mickey McGlynn Doctor Aiden O’Colmain England 0-0 Republic of IrelandEngland held out for a scoreless draw to William O’Connor’s Schools select in Kenilworth Road home of Luton Town FC last night.Tubbercurry’s Liam Kerrigan featured once again for the Irish in midfield, having made his senior debut for Sligo Rovers just last week, and featured for St Attracta’s in the Connacht Senior A Championship final last weekend.The lively encounter saw a missed opportunity for Yeats College scholar Ryan Manning after just four minutes as his perfectly positioned set piece was saved brilliantly by Callum Coulter in the English goalEngland created some half chances from Irish defensive errors as Balla student Luke McNicholas was called into action to deny Emmanual Ogunride and Adam Crowther in quick succession.The Irish came close to breaking the deadlock just before the interval as St. Attracta’s CS pupil Liam Kerrigan turned supplier for St. Kevin’s CC Jake Walker to head on target but again Coulter was on hand to palm to safetyCaptain Cormac Pike and Jack Butler were linking up well throughout the game but some powerful defending by Adam Conway of De La Salle ensured the stalemate remained. Ali Regbha was unfortunate to see his effort nick the post on the hour mark as the Chanel College star dominated proceedings.Clondalkin youngster Walker was a constant threat in front of goal but the English keeper kept him and Cahir scholar Cian Murphy at bay with an impressive clean sheet.The Irish made two changes to the squad that overcame Wales with Lido Lofeta (Balbriggan CC) and Peter Adigun (Riversdale CC) not available for this fixture. Grennan College player Colm Whelan and St. Eunan’s College pupil James Carolan got the nod for the English clash with both youngsters getting some valuable game time late on in proceedings as well as Templeogue’s Jack Ryan who was introduced for the Irish.Balbriggan CC mentor William O’Connor will have some difficult selection choices to make as he now enjoys two home ties for his Centenary Shield endeavoursPOTMAli REGBHA (Chanel College, Coolock) was named Player of the Match following his awesome performance for the Republic of Ireland.MATCHDAY4This was the host’s first competitive outing of their Centenary Shield campaign while the Republic of Ireland had a win under their belts courtesy of a 2-1 victory away to Wales three weeks ago. The point sees the Republic of Ireland top of the table as Northern Ireland and Wales shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw in the other fixture during the week as well as a scoreless draw with Scotland v Northern Ireland earlier in the month.The English will be the more relieved of the two following their display last night as they now focus their attention to Scotland next Friday as York City FC play host.
Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan Brummell Belcher have pledged $1.23 million in gifts for the university’s ongoing efforts to provide increasing scholarship support to help deserving students in their pursuit of higher education.The honor of announcing the pledge, which takes the form of a blend of cash donations and an estate gift, fell to Claire Lemke, a senior from Gastonia majoring in music who is among the recipients of WCU scholarships established by the Belchers. The announcement comes as the university is on the verge of rolling out the public phase of its Lead the Way comprehensive fundraising campaign, which will focus on scholarships.“While I was one of the first recipients of a scholarship supported by the Belchers, I will be only one of hundreds to come,” said Lemke, speaking Thursday, Oct. 12, at an annual luncheon to recognize donors to WCU scholarship funds.“Today, Chancellor David O. Belcher and his wife, Susan Brummell Belcher, are announcing a $1.23 million commitment in cash and estate gifts to WCU’s Lead the Way campaign. Yes, you heard that right – our chancellor and Mrs. Belcher are committing $1.23 million to Western Carolina University. This is the kind of transformational gift that will have lasting impact for generations to come,” said Lemke, the inaugural recipient of the Susan Brummell Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship.Chancellor Belcher said that he and his wife decided to direct their philanthropic gifts toward scholarships because students represent their shared passion. “Susan and I are here because of students. Students were why Susan and I took the leap to join Western Carolina University six-and-a-half years ago to change lives. They are our reason for being. They are our joy,” he said.“This is worthy work, and our students deserve no less,” he told the nearly 200 donors and scholarship recipients gathered for the event in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center. “Western Carolina University is in the business of changing lives. And with your dedication, and your passion, and your commitment to our university, and your financial support for our students, there is no telling what we will do.”Susan Belcher echoed the chancellor’s comments, noting that she and her husband frequently discuss the need to support the university’s students.“These are not just David’s sentiments he articulates in speeches. These are our core values. We talk about the fact that higher education is the stuff of the American Dream. We talk about the fact that cost is a barrier for too many qualified students,” she said. “This is simply unacceptable, and we must address it. It is imperative for the success of our students and our communities.”During his installation address in March 2012, Belcher announced that increasing the number of endowed scholarships would be the No. 1 philanthropic priority of his administration. More than 200 new endowed scholarships have been established since then, he said, calling the response “gratifying and inspiring,” but characterizing it as “only a good start, a good beginning.”The Belchers said that is why they decided to share with the crowd their personal financial commitment to the Lead the Way campaign.“We share this with you, not to put ourselves in the spotlight, but to lead by example. And, we are looking for partners to join us – partners who are willing to make gifts that will make a real difference to our students, partners who will dare to make gifts that will inspire others to give, partners who will join us and Lead the Way in helping our students to achieve the American Dream, partners like you,” she said.Lemke thanked the donors in attendance for making it a priority to support student scholarships at WCU. “I am sure that the many students in the room will agree that being a recipient of your generosity is both inspiring and humbling. It gives us a sense of pride in what we’ve accomplished and confirms for us that we are on the right path,” she said. “At the same time, students, if you are like me, you feel an incredible sense of responsibility and renewed motivation to do your absolute best.”Also during the event, Haywood County native Kenny Messer, a 1986 graduate of WCU and member of the university’s Board of Trustees, shared his story of the transformative power of higher education and how a young boy who grew up plowing tobacco fields with a mule became the president of a leading global chemical product supplier, thanks in part to scholarship assistance he received.“This institution isn’t just in the business of educating young men and women, but Western Carolina University is in the business of changing lives. Western was committed to my success – a first-generation college student who had to depend on the generosity of people just like you in the room today for scholarships,” Messer said. “I not only owe this university, but I have an obligation to ensure future generations have the same opportunity.”In addition to the scholarship for students in the College of Fine and Performing Arts, the Belchers have established a scholarship for Honors College students. Jordan Parker, recipient of the David O. and Susan B. Belcher Scholarship, also attended her benefactors’ gift announcement.WCU is in the preliminary “leadership” stage of its Lead the Way fundraising campaign. Organizers of the campaign from the university’s Division of Advancement will reveal more details about the public phase of the effort in early 2018. For information, visit the website give.wcu.edu.
Vector Security is accepting applications for its 2017 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarship program from now through March 31, 2017. Applications can be submitted via the Vector Security website at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.The scholarships provide financial support to loss prevention professionals – or those who have an interest in loss prevention – seeking to obtain LPQ and LPC certifications. Vector Security began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this important and rapidly-growing industry.The scholarships cover all course and examination fees for retail loss prevention professionals who wish to obtain LPF’s Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) or Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications.- Sponsor – In 2012, the program was expanded into Canada and will continue this year as well. A total of ten LPQ and ten LPC scholarships will be awarded to US-based professionals, while another five LPC scholarships will be awarded to Canadian-based professionals.“We are pleased to collaborate with the Loss Prevention Foundation once again to support loss prevention education and certification,” said Michael T. Grady, LPC, executive vice president, Vector Security. “We value the contributions loss prevention professionals make to this industry and our commitment to this profession remains strong.”He added, “Over the years, LPQ and LPC certifications have become immensely popular and well-respected. Through our scholarship program, we’re honored to assist worthy individuals who otherwise may be hindered by the costs associated with obtaining this certification.”Anyone currently in the loss prevention industry, or has an interest in the industry, may apply for an LPQ scholarship. Those applying for the LPC scholarship must meet certain eligibility requirements. Detailed information can be found at www.vectorsecurity.com/lpfscholarship.Vector Security has awarded 184 scholarships totaling $189,345 since the program began in 2009. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now