Kangaroos tune up for Scotland clash

first_imgAustralia will play The Bravehearts in Hull to open the Four Nations in the first of six pool matches. The game will kick-off at 6.00am AEDT on Saturday, October 29 (5.00am in Queensland).Kangaroos centre Josh Dugan said the squad had already started to acclimatise to the UK time zone and conditions.  “We had a bit of a blow-out in the cardio room and did a bit of weights. We had a couple of days off but now we’re starting the preparations for Scotland,” Dugan said.”It’s always good to be in these camps with the quality of players we’ve got. “I think the weather may be a bit of a factor but we are going to prepare as best we can and go out there and do everyone at home proud.”Dugan is keen to continue his right-side partnership with winger Blake Ferguson for the Kangaroos and could come up against St George Illawarra Dragons teammate Euan Aitken, who has been selected in the Scotland squad.North Queensland Cowboys backs Lachlan Coote and Kane Linnett, and former Gold Coast Titans prop Luke Douglas could also line up for Scotland against Australia. Douglas recently signed a three-year deal with Super League club St Helens.”We’re looking to win all our games and make that final, and it all starts with Scotland,” Dugan said.”It’s a bit of an unknown, we don’t really know what to expect, but I’m really looking forward to the game and getting another Test cap.”Mal Meninga’s side tuned up for the Four Nations with a win over New Zealand in Perth last week and are expected to easily account for Scotland in Hull before games against New Zealand in Coventry on November 5 and a clash with England in London on November 13.Meninga has his squad based in Manchester to start the tournament, with Dugan impressed by the local facilities.”They’re awesome. We did a bit of cryotherapy yesterday and they have a state-of-the-art recovery facility,” he said.”The gym is really good as well. “We’re not going to have any excuses about where we’re training and it’s great to have these sorts of things available to us.”last_img read more

GFA Private Sector Engagement in Transport Sector Ends in Monrovia

first_imgOfficials, contractors at the Confab in Monrovia.Public Works official commend GFA, GIZ partnersA final conference under the auspices of GFA Consulting Group of Germany, aimed at the private sector engagement in Liberia’s transport sector on October 12, ended in Monrovia with showers of praise from Liberian stakeholders.The GFA Consulting Group’s final conference brought together officials of the ministries of Education (MOE), Public Works (MPW), Association of Liberian Construction Contractors (ALCC) and executives of GIZ and others in the transport and construction sectors.In a brief statement, Deputy Education Minister for Instruction, Emmanuel Duopue, reminded Liberians that the private sector in any nation is the engine of development, progress and growth. Minister Duopue, however, said that there is no way the private sector can stimulate economic development and growth without the engagement of the public sector to achieve socioeconomic development.He said that the GFA, GIZ and other partners with line ministries and agencies of the Liberian government have had some tangible results, and urged the private sector to continue to strive in the path of sustained engagements.On the Role of Private Sector in Economic Development, GIZ, CDTS Project Director Ulrich Thüer reminded private sector contractors that in order to always succeed in securing contracts, such an entity must strive for quality and fast delivery.Mr. Thüer also said that contractors and their business entities must cultivate the virtues of honesty, sincerity and innovation as such qualities are some of the hallmarks of sustained success.Thüer said that fast implementation of projects and completion of works on time could ensure the securing of more contracts from awarding agencies and ministries.He said, the program started as a small private sector company, and now works in 92 countries and implements projects for the German Government, European Union, U.S. Government and other varieties of works around the world.Günter Diewald, Technical Advisor for Capacity Development in the Transport Sector, reminded ALCC officials and Liberian development partners to do their part to provide the needed funds for local projects, and Liberians must take the lead and ownership in its sustainability.Mr. Günter Diewald, GIZ Technical Advisor addresses the GFA final Confab in Monrovia.Mr. Diewald commended the Liberian staff, describing them as some of the best and talented professionals, always determined and results-oriented on assignments and sound work ethics.About the ALCC’s achievements over a period of ten months, the organization’s president, Sackie Johnson, said it was due to the internet, focal persons for decentralization, communications and training, advocacy, lobbying for female activities that made ALCC successful.President Johnson also disclosed that a five-year strategic plan has been established, and a work plan has been authorized with the Ministry of Public Works.“Pending the arrival of our 60 pieces of equipment from Italy, our capacities as local contractors would be further strengthened and we can assure the Liberian government and support partners of our commitment to join the development wagon of the country,” Mr. Johnson said.He said the ALCC has been able to train and deploy county coordinators who have been very useful for the development, growth, and progress of the business entity. He added that the ALCC has purchased three acres for the entity’s overall programs and projects in the country.Earlier, ALCC vice president Burteh Freeman, secretary-general James Smith, and Madam Kimberly Toure, treasurer, commended Mr. Diewald for some of the innovative, creative, managerial and administrative contributions to the progress of their organization.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Local resident enters her name into Fort St. John’s Municipal Election

first_imgTamara Wilkinson is the latest addition to the list of council candidates, the only who currently isn’t a member of Fort St. John City Council.Councillor Bruce Christensen is the only one who’s yet into enter the race for re-election.Mayor Lori Ackerman is currently running unopposed, as are the rest of Fort St. John’s candidates, as they officially created a legitimate municipal assembly with six councillors and one mayor.- Advertisement -The deadline to submit a nomination package is tomorrow, while voting day is slated for November 15.last_img

SHOCK REPORT: Real Madrid target Leicester star Kante as their new Makelele

first_imgReal Madrid are preparing a shock move for Leicester City star N’Golo Kante.The Frenchman has been a revelation this season after arriving in the summer from Caen for £5.6m.He has been ever-present in the Leicester midfield, helping his side close in on a remarkable title triumph. His outstanding form has led to the 24-year-old being linked with Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.However, according to fichajes.net, Real Madrid are now ready to join the summer scramble for Kante.The Spanish giants have reportedly been scouting the central midfielder and believe he could strengthen their squad.Kante has previously been compared to former Real Madrid great Claude Makelele and the club are now ready to snap him up. N’golo Kante in action for Leicester City 1last_img

GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES

first_imgCLUB NOTES 19.09.2012  CLG Chill Chartha would like to wish Mark, Patrick, and the Donegal Team the best of luck in this Sunday’s All Ireland Final. Congratulations to the Ladies team who won the Junior League Final against Lifford. Well done to the all the panel and management. The Minor Team had a good win over Ardara this week in Fintra with a score line of 1-09 to 1-07. The winning Lotto numbers were 9,25,28,29. No Jackpot winner. Drawn winners were: €50 – Eva Gallagher, Drumnafinagle. €30 – Jacquline Gallagher, Frosses,. €20 – Peadar Conroy, Gortalia. Lotto Jackpot next week is €2100 . No winner of this weeks Bingo Jackpot and next week it will be €1050 on 45 numbers. Some of the winners were Brendan O’Keeney €70, Pamela Bonner €70, John Cunningham €75,Rose Meehan €150, Letty Doherty €70, Brid Byrne €80. Eithne Byrne €70, Anne Maguire €70. Bingo this Sunday 23rd September at 8.00pm. Lotto Sellers this weekend Sat 22nd Sept: Neilly Byrne, Sean O’ Gara, Glenn McBrearty, Declan McCloskey. Sun 23rd Sept: Michael McShane and Mickey McFadden. CLG Chill Chartha would like to wish everyone traveling to Croke Park a safe and enjoyable trip with the hope that Sam will be back in Kilcar in the coming days. GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 19th, 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:KILCAR CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

42 ARRESTS AT RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL

first_imgGARDAI arrested 42 people over the Bank Holiday weekend in Ballyshannon, mainly for drugs offences.Officers say 27 people were detained for possession of cannabis and 15 for drink-related public order offences.More than 12,000 people attended the Rory Gallagher tribute festival in the town over the weekend. The number of arrests is down significantly on last year when 67 people were held. 42 ARRESTS AT RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL was last modified: June 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:42 ARRESTS AT RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVALlast_img read more

Villa, Vipers to renew rivalry for place in Uganda Cup finals

first_imgVipers and Villa have so far met twice this seasonThe Stanbic Uganda Cup 2018 Semi Finals draw:•SC Villa vs Vipers SC•Synergy vs KCCA FCSC Villa and Vipers will square off for the third and fourth time this season after they where drawn together in the Stanbic Uganda Cup semi finals, on Wednesday morning.The two are part of a trio of clubs still vying fro the league title with Vipers seated on top, six points ahead of Villa (3rd) with the Jogoos having a game in hand.The first two meetings between these two sides have all been in the league and have resulted into victories for Vipers, home and away.However, the games have not ended well as the first leg saw Villa fans vandalize the St. Mary’s stadium along with their first choice goalkeeper Ashadu Bugembe banned for unsporting behaviour towards the referee.Upon the sound of the final whistle in Masaka, a game Vipers won 1-0, Villa head coach Wasswa Bbosa attacked the match officials resulting into a four game ban.With Villa using Mutessa II War Memorial Stadium in Wankulukuku as it’s home ground for the Cup games, it remains to be seen if they will resort to Masaka Recreational Grounds for the visit of vipers.The other game of the semi finals will see last years’ winners KCCA FC square off with big league side, Synergy.KCCA won the Uganda Cup last yearSynergy is the only lower division side left in the competition but KCCA will know that they can’t be underestimated having defeated top tier side, Mbarara City in the last round.“Honestly the draw has been fair to us, said KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi.“But we are not going to take Synergy for granted because they have reached here deservedly.“For the Vipers/Villa games, what a spectacle for the fans and i hope that the two games live up to the expectation.Synergy are aiming to become the third successive Big League side to reach the finals of the Uganda Cup after Onduparaka (2016) and Paidah Black Angles (2017).The matches will be played on 23rd, 27th, 30th and 31st of May 2018.The semi finals are played on home and away basis.The past winners of the Uganda Cup:1971-Coffee1972-Not Held1976-Gangama1977-Simba1978-Nsambya1979-KCCA1980-KCCA1981-Coffee1982-KCCA1983-SC Villa1984-KCCA1985-Express1986-SC Villa1987-KCCA1988-SC Villa1989-SC Villa1990-KCCA1991-Express1992-Expresa1993-KCCA1994-Express1995-Express1996-UEB1997-Express1998-SC Villa1999-Mbale Heroes2000- SC Villa2001-Express2002-SC villa2003-Express2004-KCCA2005-URA2006-Express2007-Express2007/08-Victors2008/09-SC Villa2009/10-Victors2010/11-Simba2011/12-URA2012/13-Victoria University2013/14-URA2014/15-SC Villa2015/16-Vipers2016/17-KCCA2017/18-Yet to be determinedComments Tags: KCCA FCKCCA mike mutebiSC Villastanbic uganda cupsynergytopvipers sclast_img read more

Nkumba departs for CAVB event in Cairo

first_img Tags: AWCC GAMESNkumba University Volleyball Teamtop Nkumba players during the flag-off on Wednesday (Photo by Shaban Lubega)LUGOGO – A contingent of 12 players and 4 official from League Champions Nkumba University Volleyball Club were flagged off for Egypt on Wednesday by National Council of Sports Officials in Lugogo.Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs, Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo on behalf of NCS flagged off the team seeking to better their continental ranking.Nkumba and Vision Volleyball Club represented Uganda in the 29th Edition in Egypt. Nkumba finished 9th while VVC settled for 11th.Youngsters Nakayo Bridget, Aluuta Rebbeca, Kansiime Emilly and Alungat Scovia are the rookies for the championship while, Veteran setter Eunice Nuwabigaaba alongside Namakobe Halima, Ikilai Cissy and Akanyo Agnes have been sidelined.“Our target is to get into the quarter finals, noted Assistant Coach Godwin Ssenyondo.Egypt’s Al Ahly SC are the defending Champions of the competition.The 30th Edition of the CAVB events starts on 16th -25th March 2019 in Cairo – Egypt.TRAVELLING SQUAD:1. Doreen Akiteng2. Winnie Nambeko3. Flavia Nanadwula4. Astreede Agaaba5. Habiba Namalla6. Grace Akiror7. Bridget Nakaye8. Rebbeca Alutia9. Emilly Kansiime10. Scovia Alungat11. Saidat Nungi12. Monica AloyoOFFICIALS:Manager: Salma KairungiHead Coach: Tonny LakonyAssistant Coach: Godwin SsenyondoReferee: Dorothy NamusokeNKUMBA MATCHES AT THE 2018 AWCC GAMES:06/03/18 ACW Al Ahly 3 – 0 Nkumba (25 – 7, 25 – 12, 25 – 16)09/03/18 ACW Nyong et Kelle 0 – 3 Nkumba (22 – 25, 18 – 25, 14 – 25)10/03/18 ACW Nkumba 0 – 3 Revenue (18 – 25, 22 – 25, 19 – 25)12/03/18 ACW Nkumba 3 – 0 ASEC Mimosas (25 – 10, 25 – 9, 25 – 15)13/03/18 ACW Nkumba 3 – 0 Vision (25 – 20, 25 – 14, 25 – 10)14/03/18 ACW Nkumba 3 – 1INJS (25 – 11, 25 – 19, 16 – 25, 25 – 18FINAL STANDING IN THE LAST EDITION:Rank Team1st, gold medalist(s) Egypt Al Ahly SC2nd, silver medalist(s) Tunisia CF de Carthage3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kenya Kenya Pipeline4. Kenya Kenya Prisons5. Rwanda Revenue6. Cameroon Bafia VB7. Egypt El Shams8. Nigeria Nigeria Customs9. Uganda Nkumba10. Cameroon INJS11. Uganda VVC12. Algeria Nedjmet Riadhi Chlef13. Cameroon Nyong et Kelle14. Zimbabwe Harare City15. Cameroon FAP16. Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas17. Republic of the Congo DGSP18. Burkina Faso AS Douanes19. Botswana BDF 62018 AWCC AWARDS:MVP: Egypt Aya Elshamy (Al Ahly SC)Best Blocker: Kenya Trizah Atouka (Kenya Pipeline)Best Libero: Egypt Mariam Moustafa (Al Ahly SC)Best Receiver: Kenya Elizabeth Wanyama Nafula (Kenya Prisons)Best Server: Egypt Farida Elaskalany (Al Ahly SC)Best Setter: Tunisia Amina Mansour (CF de Carthage)Best Spiker: Tunisia Khloud Genhani (CF de Carthage)Comments last_img read more

NowDOC dealt with over 4,000 calls over Christmas

first_imgThe Donegal NowDOC service dealt with 4,070 calls between December 22nd 2017 and January 1st 2018. The GP family doctor service, which provides urgent GP care to patients for patients in Donegal and south Leitrim, says that the Christmas and New Year holiday period has proved “extremely busy” as predicted.There was a 3% increase in the number of calls received over the course of December 2017 in comparison to December 2016, with some 7,211 calls being received by NowDOC. A spokesperson for the HSE says: “Approximately 70% of all calls received a GP consultation and/or treatment in one of our centres or at home, whereas the remaining 30% received nursing advice.“On completion of the nursing triage process, a clinical decision will be made regarding the appropriate level of care, as patients can be seen by a GP in one of our main treatment centres, located at Letterkenny, Carndonagh, Mountcharles, Derrybeg and Carrick-on-Shannon.“HSE Management at NoWDOC GP out of Hours Service would like to sincerely thank all of our GPs and staff members for the excellent dedicated service provided over the 2017 Christmas and subsequent New Year holiday period.”NowDOC dealt with over 4,000 calls over Christmas was last modified: January 5th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:doctorGPNowDoclast_img read more

Sabean details progress of Bart, Ramos and Shaw

first_imgMILWAUKEE–After the Giants traded Andrew McCutchen to the Yankees last week, outfield prospect Chris Shaw received a call to join the roster and made his major league debut.A 2015 first round draft choice, Shaw led the organization with 24 home runs at Triple-A Sacramento this year and he already boasts the longest home run hit by a Giants player this season. But outside of a 468-foot solo shot at Coors Field, Shaw has struggled to adjust to major league pitching and has struck out in 10 of …last_img