Barba makes St Helens move

first_imgBarba, a former Dally M Medallist, was axed by Top 14 side Toulon earlier this month, ending his brief stint in rugby union.The 27-year-old had been released by the Cronulla Sharks at the end of last year after a positive drugs test, having helped the club win the 2016 NRL premiership.Barba’s move to St Helens was confirmed on Wednesday, with the Super League side using the new marquee player rule.”I’ve known Ben for some time and am confident that he will add a new dimension to the Saints and is a great capture for Super League. He is a multi-talented and world class rugby league player,” Saints head coach Justin Holbrook said.”Everyone in the team will benefit from him joining us and are really looking forward to his arrival. The fans also have a lot to look forward to.”Given Ben’s abilities and reputation, his signing was extremely competitive and the club have done exceptionally well to secure him.”It is not often that players of his calibre become available and the club has pulled out all the stops to fight off competition from both rugby codes around the world.”I am also grateful for their support to me for my first signing as the new head coach.”Barba is yet to serve a 12-match ban handed down by the NRL and that suspension is likely to apply to the Super League, although St Helens said they would be “seeking further and final clarification”.St Helens are seventh in the Super League after winning six of 14 games this season.last_img read more

Marshall expects tougher JC

first_imgSt George’s College’s ace goal-getter Alex Marshall expects a tough match against defending champions Jamaica College in today’s Manning Cup final.Marshall, who had a hand in all four goals in St George’s dominant display in the recent FLOW Super Cup final, said JC will be tougher rivals today.”I know it’s not going to be the same. They are going to come bigger and stronger, so we just have to go out there and play our type of football. The team (St George’s) will put on a show, not Alex,” the forward who has scored 26 goals in all competitions said.Marshall believes his team is good enough to take the Manning Cup back to North Street for the first time since 2012.”All we have to do is just go out there and play our game, and hope for the best.”It’s a team effort, I can’t say I am the main man to get the goals,” he told The Gleaner.Marshall has had his way with schoolboy defence line-ups this season with his clever dribbling and comes into today’s match on the back of a hat-trick against Jonathan Grant in last weekend’s newspaper.”I just pick a spot and go for it,” he said of his relatively free scoring form.”I am happily looking forward to continue scoring in the final; 30 goals is my mark,” he stressed.- S.F.last_img read more

Struggling Cavaliers sign G Cameron Payne to 10-day contract

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Cleveland Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton walks off the court after the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — The struggling Cavaliers signed guard Cameron Payne to a 10-day contract.To make roster space, the Cavs waived swingman Patrick McCaw, who signed with the club as a free agent on Dec. 28. He played in three games with Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT Lionel Messi scores, Barca beats Getafe to take 5-point lead at top Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Payne will give the Cavs a backup for rookie Collin Sexton and backcourt depth while Matthew Dellavedova deals with a sore foot. Payne averaged 5.7 points and 2.7 assists in 31 games — 12 starts — for Chicago before he was waived by the Bulls.He has appeared in 144 games over four seasons with Chicago and Oklahoma City. Payne played at Murray State before he was drafted with the No. 14 overall pick by the Thunder in 2015.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 ChrissAt 8-32, the Cavs have the NBA’s worst record and they’ve lost nine straight games, their last five at home by at least 20 points — a league record.Cleveland hosts Indiana on Tuesday. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

REAP Identifies with Orphans in 3 Counties

first_imgAs part of its Ebola awareness program, a local non-governmental organization, the Restoration of Educational Advancement Program (REAP), in collaboration with Orphan Aid Liberia, has begun identifying with several orphanages in three of the 15 countiesREAP is distributing assorted food and anti-Ebola materials such as disinfectants to over 30 orphanages in Montserrado, Grand Bassa and Margibi counties. Some of the items included 73 bags of 25-kg rice, chlorox, faucet buckets and other anti-Ebola supplies.REAP Executive Director, Emmanuel Manneh, presented the first items recently to some orphanages in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.He put the total cost of the donation at one million Liberian Dollars.According to him, the initiative was intended to adequately inform orphans and disadvantaged children about the danger of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) and to enhance preventive measures.The orphanages that benefited from the gesture in Grand Bassa included TOCAD, Caring for Tomorrow, Disable and Unaccompanied Children Home and God Heritage.Others were, World Champion and Children’s Village. “We target orphans and disadvantaged children who are the most vulnerable and at this time in particular, cannot let the be on their own,” Manneh told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday.He further stated that they would go to Margibi and Montserrado counties to continue the distributing needed supplies. Prior to the Ebola crisis, he indicated that his organization had been working with less fortunate children to transform them into good citizens who will in future contribute to the reconstruction and development of the country.He continued: “We are training them to have good behavior and empower them with life-saving skills.”REAP and Orphan Aid Liberia Ebola team is continuing the distribution in Montserrado and Margibi Counties after covering seven orphanages with nearly two hundred children in Grand Bassa County.Manneh told our reporter that the orphans expressed heartfelt appreciation for the items they received.Receiving the items on behalf of the orphanages in Grand Bassa County, Madam Mary Beh also thanked REAP for the gesture and called on other humanitarian organizations to emulate the good example of REAP.Madam Beh, who is the caretaker of the MODOC orphanage in Buchanan, was overwhelmed: “We appreciate the gesture; we thank God that people are interested in orphanages and orphans,” she declared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 Liberians Selected For Elumelu’s Entrepreneurship Program

first_imgMenekenu WaritayThe Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has selected two Liberians for its Entrepreneurship Program 2017. A dispatch from the foundation says the two Liberians form part of the 1,000 entrepreneurs the Foundation selected out of over 93,000 applications received from 55 countries and territories in Africa, applied – more than twice 2016 applications and nearly four times 2015.Menekenu Waritay and Michael W. Sartoma Pewu submitted competitive proposals on education and agriculture sectors respectively and will be trained and mentored. They will then use the skills acquired to develop a business plan. Following which, they be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in seed capital to implement.The selected entrepreneurs will also do a 12-week course online after which they will travel for the boot-camp in Lagos, Nigeria.The boot-camp includes learning relevant life skills and advanced business planning. Each participant will receive a guaranteed US$5,000 non-refundable seed capital investment from the founder, Mr. Tony Elumelu at the end of the boot-camp.The Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program represents a decade-long commitment by the Tony Elumelu Foundation to bolster African entrepreneurship with the goal of identifying, creating and growing 10,000 African-owned businesses over the next 10 years that will generate one million new jobs and contribute US$10 billion in revenue across Africa.Michael PewuTony O. Elumelu commented: “For the third year, I am humbled by the quality and depth of the candidates, their determination and vision. I am so pleased that we can contribute in a meaningful way to the success of the next generation. Selection is getting more and more difficult, with the outstanding strength of all 93,000 applications and we are working on initiatives to help harness this extraordinary demonstration of Africa’s entrepreneurial talent.”The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Mr. Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector – and most importantly entrepreneurs – as the catalysts for the economic and social development of the continent.In terms of sectors, agriculture drew the most applications, with 29 percent of applicants, followed by ICT 11 percent and manufacturing nine percent. Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Cameroon produced the most candidates. Women represent 39 percent of the applicant pool, up from 36 percent. “We are extremely happy that our attempts to attract applicants from across the whole continent have been successful and the figures illustrate the real diversity of opportunity,” Mr. Elumelu stated.CEO, Parminder Vir OBE, said: “The achievements of each successive cohort is evidence of the transformative power of our Programme. We recently sampled 600 of our 2,000 entrepreneurs to analyse the Programme’s impact and have been impressed by the impact on employment we are having. We have also partnered with organisations, including Microsoft, GE, ECOWAS, to provide further benefits to our entrepreneurs.”The Programme culminates in the two-day TEF Entrepreneurship Forum – the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs and the full entrepreneurship ecosystem from across the continent.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Linden’s Mayor-elect has eyes set on children, seniors

first_imgBy Utamu BellLinden’s 10th Mayor, Waneka Arrindell, and Deputy Mayor Wainewright Bethune are set to be sworn in on Wednesday, March 28.Arrindell, who served two terms as Deputy Mayor, will replace outgoing Mayor Carwyn Holland, who also served for two terms. She will also be the community’s third female Mayor.Linden’s incoming Mayor, Waneka ArrindellIn highlighting some of her plans to move the community forward, Arrindell recently outlined what would be her main focus.“While the Council continues to focus on all the necessary things that must be done in our town, as Mayor, I have my eyes right where I had it when I began – on our children and a new interest in our senior citizens. Outgoing Mayor Mr Carwyn Holland would have made significant strides in the area of understanding the importance of empowering our next generation to lead,” Arrindell noted.Her signature project, the first in the country, is to create a Junior Mayor programme. This will be done within secondary schools with the main aim of having continuity in leadership at the local level. The project, she said, was birthed out of the struggles the Council faced following Local Government Elections, coming into office without any prior training. The second phase entails sessions in primary schools at the Grade Six level, as an introduction to local governance.Arrindell also noted her interest in creating literacy hubs all across Linden and to see a literacy school developed, to work with slow learners. This, she noted, will make it easier for them to cope with the upper-level schools and attain an education.“While I just want to start with literacy hubs, I hope to see a school for remedial work where children who are unable to cope will be able to come into a setting, develop, and then be placed in the system,” she outlined.Arrindell said that along with working with all the Councillors, she has chosen her area of charity work for this year, as work continued on the youth drive that Holland started.“Each child must be able to read and write according to their age specification, for an educated population is a population that will survive,” she said. “We also will focus on our senior citizens, creating environments that can aid in making their lives easier. I was reminded the other day that one of our Councillors would have stated that her desire is to have a bus to transport our seniors to pick up their pensions. Those are all creative ideas and needs that must be addressed. Senior citizen homes need to be renovated and built. Activities for our seniors must be forthcoming and we will promote this in our community,” Arrindell said. Another focus, she said, is to make sure that the public is fully informed of all works of the Council.“The works of the Council are all public information. All works must be transparent and so the door of the Council is open to all residents of the township of Linden who pay their rates and taxes. You are allowed to come in to find out and to be informed. Of course, this must be done in an organised manner,” Arrindell stated, as she stressed that the dissemination of information was also top priority.She said a day would be set aside (either weekly or monthly) according to her availability and that of the Council.Arrindell, who is a married mother of three, is the holder of a certificate in Theology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography. She was Secretary and President of the Section Youth Ministry for Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and a former journalist and teacher. She has also worked with the Linden Care Foundation and National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).last_img read more

Flyers head to Whitehorse

first_img***The Flyers will also be missing leading scorer Adam Horst, who is competing at the Red Bull Crashed Ice championship in Quebec City. While the Huskies have been out of the Senior ‘AAA’ fold for a while, they still have a wealth of talented players, including forward John Craighead, who played five games with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs in 1996-97, as part of a 13-year professional career. Whitehorse’s other high profile players include defenceman Graham Belak, who played AHL hockey with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, and Ryan Esselmont and Brandon Fleenor, both of whom had extended pro careers.This weekend’s games will be broadcast live on Moose FM, and online at energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com. They start at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, at Whitehorse’s Takhini Arena. By Jon Zacks** Update – the games will now start at 8pm and the pre-game at 7:45pm on 100.1 Moose FM or online at energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/moosefmFort St. John’s Senior Flyers are set to make their biggest road trip of the season, as they head to the Yukon to take on the Whitehorse Huskies for a two-game exhibition set.- Advertisement -For the Flyers, it’s one more chance to elevate their game, as they approach April’s Allan Cup in Fort St. John. After this weekend, the Flyers have only two more exhibition games scheduled (in Prince George on the 9th and 10th of April). For the Huskies, it’s a chance to fine-tune their game, with Whitehorse set to take on Powell River in early April, for the B.C. berth at the Allan Cup.Flyers GM Rob Larson says he expects several of his team’s out-of-town players to join the team for the trip, including Calgary’s Ryan Manitowich, and Prince George’s Tyler Brough. Goaltender Clayton Pool may end up playing both games, after recording wins in all three of his starts for the Flyers so far. In addition, Larson says forwards Kimbi Daniels and Chris Stevens should be in the lineup, as will Stevens’ Dawson Creek teammate Kip Noble.The Flyers will be missing a few regulars, including Paul Wiens, Gerard Dicaire, and possibly Tyler Loney. Rod Stevens will also miss the trip, as will Ryan Carter. But, Larson says he still expects a healthy roster for the series, as the team makes the most of one of few remaining chances to play competitive hockey.Advertisementlast_img read more

Klopp says Liverpool were ‘lucky’ and disallowed goal was ‘not 100 per cent offside’

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 The decision to name Shaqiri in the starting line-up was rewarded In the first half especially Fulham put in a showing that belied their placing at the foot of the Premier League table, and they thought they had taken the lead with five minutes of the opening 45 remaining.Aleksandar Mitrovic headed Tom Cairney’s cross home, but he was adjudged to have been in an offside position when the delivery was made so the goal was ruled out.Alisson, the Liverpool goalkeeper, got play under way straight away, and a counter attack led to Salah finishing past Sergio Rico in the Fulham goal to put the hosts in control of proceedings.There were just 14 seconds between Fulham having a goal ruled out and Liverpool scoring legally, though on review questions were raised about the disallowed strike.The offside decision against Mitrovic was remarkably tight, while the ball appeared to still be moving when Alisson took the resultant free-kick – something that goes against the letter of the law. huge blow Mitrovic (second from top) is neither clearly onside nor offside Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY 3 3 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Klopp’s men eased to victory in the second half, with Shaqiri adding their second, and the manager said after the game that his side were lucky with the circumstances of the opening goal.“I don’t want to compare it but we scored a clearer goal against Arsenal which we didn’t get,” Klopp said.“You cannot change it, the most important thing is reacting that quick in that situation and it was brilliant: Alisson, Trent (Alexander-Arnold), Mo and done.“It is very important you have these situations in your locker that you can use it.“In the end we were a bit lucky and maybe because of Robbo it is not 100 per cent offside because of his heel. We cannot change it, Fulham cannot change it.“Apart from scoring more goals it was a really good performance. Fulham always have the quality to cause problems. We had to work hard, we won it. All good.” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Slavisa Jokanovic, who remains under pressure following the result, was clearly frustrated with the incident.He said: “In this country normally you cannot show disrespect to the referee and this is a problem because it’s shown disrespect to my team, myself and Fulham supporters.“When I check the clips now it’s Robertson (who) hasn’t done a good enough job to squeeze up and my player is onside and scored the goal.“If the ball is rolling or not rolling after, it’s probably yes and in one moment, a crucial moment, instead of 1-0 up we’re 1-0 down. MONEY Latest Football News shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE Jurgen Klopp has admitted Liverpool had Lady Luck on their side in their 2-0 defeat of Fulham that sent the Reds to the top of the Premier League.A goal in each half from Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri secured Liverpool all three points against a Fulham side much improved upon their recent performances. The pressure remains on Jokanovic, who’s side are bottom of the Premier League REVEALED RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “We can talk about this situation for hours, but the damage is done.“It’s a completely absurd situation to defend. Yes they catch us on the counter, this guy (Salah) is really fast and finished the action well, but the sensation is we are frustrated, disappointed.“It’s better we don’t talk so much about my situation.”last_img read more

BIG WIN FOR COLAISTI INIS EOGHAIN AS THEY MAKE RANNAFAST QUARTER FINALS

first_imgRannafast Cup Section ASt Pat’s Armagh                      1.06Colaisti Inis Eoghain               0.12 This Rannafast Cup Section A game played at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown on Thursday afternoon lived up to all pre match expectations, as both teams played out a ding dong battle to stay in the competition. In the end the Inis Eoghain boys deservedly came out on top to clinch a quarter-final place for the first time, a great boost for schools football in Donegal.St Pats began the game brightly, opening their account with a point from play from center half forward Thomas Reynolds after just two minutes on the clock.  The Inishowen boys took time to settle, missing two early frees including one from Harry  “Cluxton” Doherty, before Ruari Bradley converted with their third dead ball attempt on nine minutes to bring the sides level.  Two minutes later the impressive Ciaran Diver put them in front following good play and strong run on the right side of the field by Aaron Friel.Young Niall Diver increased their lead on thirteen minutes, when he was the first to react to a breaking ball after John Campbell had dispossessed a St Pats defender. Inis Eoghain upped their game towards the end of the first quarter and a brace of points from Ciaran Diver and one from Kevin McLaughlin stretched their lead to five points on seventeen minutes.  St Pats worked hard to get back into the game, with Rory McGrath in particular causing problems with his strong running but they were finding it hard to break down the Inis Eoghain defence in which Danny Monagle and Darren Gallagher were in fine form yet again.  Ruairi Bradley added his second point of the game on nineteen minutes, but this was to be their final score of the half.  St Pats were awarded a disputed penalty four minutes before the break, which Conor McKenna duly converted and the same player added a point one minute later to reduce the deficit to just two points at half time.Three minutes into the second half Conor Harkin slotted over another free for the Inishowen side but Chris Curley replied with a point at the other end almost immediately.  Ruairi Bradley scored yet again from a dead ball and Inis Eoghain’s man of the match Ciaran Diver added a further point following good work by team captain Conor Harkin, to steady the ship again for Inis Eoghain.  The lead was reduced to two yet again following two points from Conor McKenna as the game entered the final ten minutes.  Inis Eoghain stepped up a gear and seemed to have put the game beyond reach when John Campbell found the net following a quick sideline, but despite the goal being awarded, was then ruled out.  This helped to spurr the Armagh side on yet again and McKenna reduced the deficit to just a single point, and it really was game on at that stage. However the Inis Eoghain boys failed to wilt on this occasion and John Campbell made up for his disappointment of the disallowed goal when he fired over another point and the strong running Kevin McLaughlin added the insurance point in the final minute as the game slipped away from St Pats.  This was a great result for the Inis Eoghain lads in only their second season of Ulster Colleges and is just reward for the amount of work being done and they can now look forward to a quarter-final game in two weeks time, probably against Abbey CBS, St Colmans from Nrwry or St Michaels from Enniskillen in Group C.St Pat’s Armagh: Aidan Lavery, Eddie Mallon, Shane McKeever, Conall Baxter, John Magee, Gareth McKeown, Conor Lee, Luke O Kane, Conor McKenna (1.04), Shane Conlon, Thomas Reynolds (0.01), Pauric Breaknell, Chris Curley (0.01), Rory McGrath, Shane McPartland. Subs Conor McNicholl, Jamie Brady, Paddy McGready, Patrick Comiskey, Sean McCay, Tiernan Power, Niall Creaney, Jack Rafferty.Colaisti Inis Eoghain: Harry Doherty, Shane McLaughlin, Danny Monagle, Darren Gallagher, Ryan Doherty, Aaron Friel, Tony McCleneghan, Conor Harkin (0.02), Fergal Doherty, Kevin McLaughlin (0.02), Ciaran Diver (0.03), Niall Diver (0.01), Cian Hirrell, John Campbell (0.01), Ruairi Bradley (0.03). Subs Conor Byrne, Jamie McLaughlin, Adam Byrne, Caolan McGonagle, Georgie Kelly, Mark Doherty, Killian Dougal.Referee: Barry Cassidy (Bellaghy)BIG WIN FOR COLAISTI INIS EOGHAIN AS THEY MAKE RANNAFAST QUARTER FINALS was last modified: October 14th, 2011 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:Colaisti Inis Eoghain 0.12last_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO SPECIAL OF STRICKEN WHALES STRANDED ON DONEGAL BEACH

first_imgFive whales have now tragically perished after becoming beached on Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh. Thirteen Pilot Whales were found stranded on the beach early this morning by a jogger who immediately raised the alarm.While five have sadly died, a mammoth rescue effort from locals managed to return the others to the water.However it looks increasingly likely that they will succumb to the same faith of the other Pilot Whales.The Whales were re-floated by locals and they’re currently in a shallow estuary in the bay. Rescuers are hoping the incoming tide will be able to return them to the sea, but time is running out.Rescuers have also indicated that the animals appear to be ill and that could be the reason why they’re getting beached.We’ll continue to update you on this story as it develops.DDTV: VIDEO SPECIAL OF STRICKEN WHALES STRANDED ON DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: July 7th, 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:beachedFalcarraghHome-page NewspilotStrandedStrickenwhaleslast_img read more