ALA says Nietes not ducking Palicte; purse bid set

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We never said we won’t be fighting Palicte,” Aldeguer  said through a statement relayed to the Inquirer by trainer Edito Ala Villamor. “What we said is Nietes is looking for bigger fights and still weighing options, including fighting Palicte.”Now they will have no other choice but to face the Bago City native after the World Boxing Organization on Friday ordered a purse bid for their fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe bidding will be on Feb. 28, with all legitimate promoters, including those of Nietes and Palicte, submitting a bid with a minimum amount of $100,000.Purse bids are called when parties fail to come up with an agreement. The winning promoter during the bidding would then have to come up with payment up front, which is usually a percentage of the total purse. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Donnie Nietes. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)Promoters of four-division champion Donnie Nietes denied that they are ducking an emerging power in the super flyweight division, fellow Filipino Aston Palicte.ALA Promotions president and chief executive officer Michael Aldeguer said they have been discussing a rematch with Palicte through his handlers, Roy Jones Jr. Promotions, since the first week of February.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Roger Pogoy replaces Scottie Thompson in Gilas lineup vs Kazakhstan Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Man, 36, Charged over Guinean’s Death

first_imgA 36-year-old man accused of stabbing a Guinean to death with a knife last Friday appeared before the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice.The incident occurred on April 22, at the Point Four junction in Monrovia, according to court records. Suspect James Nippy, commonly known as “Karbongo” was remanded at the Monrovia Central Prison to face multiple charges of murder, criminal attempt to commit murder and aggravated assault. These charges are non-bailable offences under Liberian law.It is alleged that the suspect stabbed the victim several times in the neck and the back with a knife at the Point Four junction.  The victim bled profusely until his arrival at the Redemption Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.The deceased is identified as Abdullah Kromah, 26.Court documents quoted police as saying, “Defendant Karbongo during our investigation said he drank heavily that night and could not remember anything neither stabbing his victim, Kromah. What he can remember was that the victim hit him on the left side of his head with a bottle.“He said he can only remember when he and the victim jumped into a fight after Kromah insulted one of his fiancée’s friends, identified as Mimi Girl, at a local club, Abuja Lucky Entertainment Center.”Also quoting an eyewitness, police allege that Byfor Jalloh, also a Guinean national, alleged that on April 22, at about 10:30 p.m., he came from watching a football game at the Two Nations Entertainment center on Bushrod Island.“Upon his arrival at that junction, he met the defendant and five of his friends beating the victim, who was lying on the ground,” police documents quoted Jalloh.Jalloh alleged that he tried talking with Karbongo and the other people to leave the victim. Unfortunately, the eyewitness alleged, Karbongo and his colleagues refused to listen to him.Based on their refusal, Jalloh further alleged, he jumped in the fight by slapping one of the three girls who, he said, held a piece of broken bottle which she used to hit the victim.He further alleged that during that period, Karbongo left the area.He said, they took advantage of Karbongo’s departure and ran to seek protection at the Zone One Police Depot.Surprisingly, at the police station, police quoted Jalloh as saying, “While they were running, Karbongo took the short cut behind the Mandela football field and met us in front of the New Era High School.” It was at that junction, Police further quoted the eyewitness saying that, “he saw Karbongo with a knife along with two other fellows behind him.”Unfortunately, the records said, “While the victim was running away he slipped and fell on the ground.  It was then that he started to stab the victim on his neck and back.”According to Jalloh, after Karbongo stabbed his victim, Karbongo also stabbed him on his left hand.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arsenal to face Atletico in Europa semis

first_imgArsene Wenger’s Arsenal will play the first leg at the Emirates Stadium against Atletico, led by French striker Antoine Griezmann, who are favourites to win the competition for the third time.Wenger, whose side play Man United away in the Premier League between the two semi-final legs, had identified Atletico, Champions League finalists in 2014 and 2016, as the most dangerous side in the draw.“Everybody speaks about Atletico Madrid that they look the strongest team on paper,” he said, but he also described Marseille as a difficult place to go.The first legs will take place on April 26 with the second on May 3.“They are a similar kind of club to us,” Atletico Madrid director Clemente Villaverde said at the draw in Nyon.“Arsenal are a great team, they’re up there every year fighting for trophies and getting deep into their European competitions,” he said.Arsenal reached the last four of the Europa League after surviving a scare against CSKA Moscow in Thursday’s quarter-final second leg in the Russian capital.Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey both scored late in the game for Arsenal to calm nerves after CSKA had raced into a 2-0 lead on the night. The London side won 6-3 on aggregate.Atletico lost 1-0 to Sporting in Lisbon on Thursday but advanced 2-1 on aggregate.British bookmakers William Hills make Madrid hot favourites to win the competition, but explained why Arsenal fans still have reason for optimism.“It could be argued that Arsenal need this more than Atletico as a route into the Champions League next season,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.“Their Europa League form has been in stark contrast to their Premier League form during the second half of this season and they have every chance of progressing,” Crilly said.Marseille overcame a first-leg deficit to beat German side Leipzig 5-3 over two legs in their quarter-final, while 1994 finalists Salzburg produced the shock result of the night by defeating Italian side Lazio 4-1 at home to win 6-5 on aggregate.Salzburg have already beaten Marseille once in the competition this season, a 1-0 victory in Austria. The teams also drew 0-0 at the Velodrome.“But this time it’s the semi-final so it’ll be different,” Marseille director Andoni Zubizarreta told beIN Sports.The former Spain goalkeeper refused to accept it was an easy draw however.“The four clubs have worked a lot to reach the semi-finals and yesterday Salzburg was very strong against Lazio,” Zubizarreta insisted in reference to the four goals Salzburg hit past the Romans on Thursday.The games will be played on April 26 and May 3.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal fought off a feisty performance by CSKA Moscow in the quarter-final second leg in the Russian capital © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVNYON, Switzerland, Apr 13 – Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Europa League in a mouth-watering clash of two big clubs that have taken a backseat in their domestic leagues in recent years.French club Marseille will play FC Salzburg, a club backed by soft drinks giant Red Bull, in the other semi-final.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST ‘COME DINE WITH ME’ FUNDRAISER THIS WEEKEND

first_imgPride of place this week goes to our Scór na nÓg competitors who secured a fantastic three county titles for the club over the weekend.Comhghairdeas le na hiomaitheoirí as an chlub a bhain trí chraobh contae i Scór na nÓg i nGleann Fhinne ag an deireadh seachtaine. Bhain Naomh Adhamhnáin sa Rince Foirne, Amhránaocht Aonair agus Ceol Uirlise. B’iad seo a leanas a bhí sa ghrúpa rince foirne a bhain ag damhsa Turas a’ Tí.  Rachel Maguire, Ailbhe Gallagher, Rachel Morning, Aisling Farren, Caoimhe Teape, Lauren Boyle, Lauren Grieve and Caoimhe Bionconi.  Tá Megan Duff páirteach saghrúpa damhsa seo fasta.Bhain Amy Ní Chléirigh san amhránaíocht aonair agus í ag ceol Bríd Óg Ní Mhaille agus sa ghrúpa ceol uirlise bhí Affraic Brophy, Ruairí McLaughlin agus Jenny Kilcoyne agus iad ag seinm Siobhán O’Donnell’s agus Come West Along the Road.As county champions our competitors will now represent club and county in the Ulster semi-final in Galbally, Co. Thír Eoghain on Saturday 28th November at 7.00pm where they will be competing with the county champions from Tír Eoghain, Doire agus an Dún.  Ádh mór orthú agus go néirigh go geal leo. The ‘Come Dine With Me’ club fundraiser takes place this Saturday, November 21st.  Call Alma Kavanagh (087 695 2551), John Haran (086 213 3522) or Niall Doherty (086 306 2893) to register as soon as possible.  Further details on the club Facebook page.The U-21 football semi-final against Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon was postponed and is expected to be played this Sunday, details tbc.The Minor Footballers have been drawn to face Derry champions Slaughtneil in the Ulster Minor Tournament held at St. Paul’s Belfast.  Fixture details tbc.Hard luck to the U-16 boys footballers who were narrowly defeated by Dromore on a 0-13 to 1-07 scoreline in their Ulster fixture on Saturday.The club will be adding more teams in Camogie for next year.  Any coaches or parents wishing to come on board please contact Joe Kealy on 087 2446070 or Paddy Flood on 086 1082288.Tickets are now available from committee members for the National G.A.A. draw.  All monies raised from sales are retained by the club.The Hurling/Camogie Academy continues on Fridays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the Aura Leisure Centre.  Cost is €3 per session with reductions for families.  Coaching is for Boys and Girls aged U-6 to U-14.  All children are welcome, particularly new players, from all parts of Letterkenny.The Century Cinemas Football Academy is currently on a break and will return shortly, full details to follow.  New members are always welcome to both academies.  For more information, please contact Ciaran Maguire, 087 4133372, Eugene Duffy, 086 8430240 or Eunan O’Donnell, 087 6775637. The Clubhouse at O’Donnell Park is now available to book for parties, functions, etc.  Contact Niall on 086-3062893 for further information/bookings.This week’s winning lotto numbers will be published as soon as available.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST ‘COME DINE WITH ME’ FUNDRAISER THIS WEEKEND was last modified: November 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more

PAT THE COPE ACCUSES GREENS OF TRYING TO SCORE CHEAP POLITICAL POINTS

first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher MEP has said a Green Party statement issued yesterday claiming he and his Fianna Fail colleagues voted to cut the European Union Solitary Fund by 50% is “grossly misleading.”Pat The Cope Gallagher MEPGreen Party candidate for Midlands – North West, Mark Dearey, attacked the Donegal MEP after he called on the Irish Government to apply for storm funding.The Green party politician said Mr Gallagher and his colleagues in Fianna Fail all voted to cut the EUSF by 50%, despite knowing that as a peripheral Atlantic country, Ireland is highly vulnerable to a changing climate and could require funding from this source. Pat the Cope hit back “My understanding is that the Green Party is referring to the general budget of the EU for this year 2014. I can confirm that I voted in favour along with 11 out of 12 Irish MEPs.“The budget allocates €532 million to the EU Solidarity Fund for 2014. The Irish Government can apply for this funding, and I strongly urge them to do so before Friday’s deadline.“In fact on the same day, the European Parliament voted to allocate EU Solidarity Funding to Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Romania for flooding, drought and forest fires.“This further highlights the mistake the Government is making by not applying for EU Solidarity Funding. Funding is available, if an appropriate regional based application is submitted. “EU Member States agreed to reduce the total budget for the EU Solidarity Fund to €500 million per year as part of an overall deal on the EU budget for the period 2014 to 2020, known as the Multi annual Financial Framework. The Parliament subsequently endorsed the MFF agreement negotiated by the Irish Presidency in mid-2013.“Are the Greens really suggesting that I should have voted against the MFF thus preventing vital funding to Ireland through the Common Agricultural Policy, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, the Peace programme, youth unemployment, Horizon 2020 and support for the Border, Midland and Western region to name but a few?“If the Greens had any real interest in the people impacted by the storms they would also call on the Government to apply instead of trying to score cheap political points against me ahead of the European Elections.”PAT THE COPE ACCUSES GREENS OF TRYING TO SCORE CHEAP POLITICAL POINTS was last modified: February 19th, 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:cutsEU Solitary FundGreen PartyMark DeareyMEP Pat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS FINALS

first_imgIt’s all systems go for this week’s Primary Schools Sports Hall Athletics Finals with children from all across Co Donegal coming along to participate in what will be an action packed and high octane indoor event.This programme in its 4th year is coordinated by Donegal Sports Partnership in partnership with Athletics Ireland and the Donegal Athletics Board.Next Thursday the 12th February is the finals of Donegal Sports Hall Athletics Primary Schools in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny at 10.30am. Approximately 400 children will be giving it their best in a range of indoor athletics challenges from team sprinting to endurance running and filed events such as standing long jump, standing triple jump, foam javelin throw and speed bounce.All events are team based with an accumulation of points scored at the end to determine the winners in all four categories 3rd /4th class girls, 3rd / 4th class boy’s 5th / 6th class girls and 5th /6th boys.The list of primary schools who came through regional qualifying are;St Mary, Castlefin, Frosses N.S,Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin, Leitir Ceanainn,Creevy NS, Ballyshannon,Dromore NS, Killygordon,St Bathins, St Johnston, Scoil Chróine, Dungloe,Scoil Iosagáin, Buncrana,St Mary’s NS Stranorlar,Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Letterkenny, Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Illistrin,Scoil Naomh Fionainn, Whitecastle,St Patricks Primary, Murlog,St Patricks N.S., Lurgybrack.ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS FINALS was last modified: February 10th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Crested Cranes held by Namibia in COSAFA

first_img Tags: 2018 COSAFA Women’s championshipcrested cranestop Hassifah Nassuna (right) in action against Namibia on Saturday (photo by FUFA media)COSAFA Women’s Championship 2018Namibia 0-0 UgandaWolfson Stadium, Port ElizabethSaturday, 15-09-2018PORT ELIZABETH – The Crested Cranes were held to a goalless draw by Namibia in their second game of the 2018 COSAFA Women’s Championship.Coming off a seven goal thriller victory over Swaziland, Faridah Bulega’s side was expected to take care of a Namibia side that was yet to register a point in the competition but it was not to be the case as the South Africans frustrated them throughout the 90 minutes.After the arrival of six more players a day before the game, Bulega made five changes to the team that started against Swaziland including handing defender Aisha Namukisa and midfielder Shamira Nalujja their national team debuts.Namukisa started in place of Bridget Nabisaalu while Nalujja replaced Riticia Nabbosa who started on the bench.The other changes in the team saw Grace Aluka start at left back with Viola Namuddu who played in the position against Swaziland moving back to her usual right back slot and team captain Tracy Jones Akiror returning to the midfield.16 year old Mutuuzo who had a scintillating performance at the just concluded CECAFA Women’s Championship in Rwanda also returned to the starting lineup replacing Norah Alupo. The other change saw Phiona Nabbumba pave way for towering Shadia Nankya in defence.Despite efforts to secure maximum points, Namibia were resilient enough to deny the Crested Cranes while on the other hand, shot stopper Ruth Aturo made fine saves to register a clean sheet.A point off Namibia means Uganda moved to four points after two games with the final group game against log leaders Zimbabwe slated for Monday.The Crested Cranes IX that Started against Namibia: Ruth Aturo, Viola Namuddu, Grace Aluka,Shadia Nankya,Shamira Nalujja, Tracy Jones Akiror,Lilian Mutuuzo(Norah Alupo),Shamira Nalujja, Resty Nanziri(Phiona Nabbumba),Hasifa Nassuna(Juliet Nalukenge), Zaina NamulemenComments last_img read more

Access queries over new health centre in Dunfanaghy

first_imgPlans to construct a €2.5 million health centre for Dunfanaghy has been found to be at variance with the official policy of Transport Infrastructure Ireland in regard to access onto the N56 in the townland of Kill.Local residents on this part of the N56 have said that in recent years say the road has been ‘a no go’ area for housing construction with a high level of planning rejections based on safety fears about additional access and an increase in traffic in this areaTII in correspondence to Donegal County Council on November 29th said the proposed development by itself, would adversely affect the operation and safety of the national road network. They put forward their national policy guidelines to substantiate their views including frontage onto developments on national roads.Today’s Tir Chonaill Tribune reports  that a number of applicants on the N56 in the vicinity of the proposed health centre have already had applications for private houses rejected and they are watching developments with much interest.Transport Infrastructure Ireland has said that the proposal, if approved, would create an adverse impact on the national road and associated junction and would, in the Authority’s opinion, be at variance with foregoing national policy.Meanwhile Donegal County Council’s planning office requested further information ahead a proposed decision on the application in two weeks time. They deferred consideration the application made on December 20th pending compliance with revised proposals.The compliances noted include: ‘The proposed internal access road to be omitted from the scheme’. A number of other changes are also proposed in relation to the relation to the staff car parking proposal to be omitted and located elsewhere on the site.The planning application was submitted on November 11th to include: Permission for demolition of existing agricultural sheds as part of the site preparation works to allow for the construction of a new multi-disclipinary health centre including gerneral practice, dental suite, mixed general primary care facilities and an ambulance service base with all associated works and services including the provision of a dedicated ‘on-site’ wastewater treatment system prior to dischage to the public sewer.In their response to the proposal, Council officials contacted the architects on December 20th saying: “The design of the proposed building to be amended so that it is set back within the site (building facing housing estate road) to be in line with the rear wall of the adjacent detached 2 storey house to the south westA return to be added to the building in the southern end of the site (where the staff car park is currently proposed) so that the revised building is generally ‘L’ shaped. The entire revised building to be further relocated within the site and at a minimum to double the current distance provided between the rear building line and the north eastern site boundary.All parking including staff parking to be located in the northern and north eastern part of the site.”The architects have responded to the Council saying that in terms of the building footprint they can offer little in terms of compromise as the HSE need this as a minimum level of accommodation.Back on October 16th Minster Joe McHugh was pictured on social media ‘signing’ the contract for the new primary health care centre. He said it was a major boost for the people of this region of Donegal with one-stop facility providing vital care and services through the clinic and alongside GP and dental care. Minister Mc Hugh paid tribute to the community for their part in getting the project to ‘where it now is’ and he had a particular mention for the support of Michael McClafferty who has been vocal exponent of the project.McClafferty is now the FG candidate in the area for the local elections in May.Attempts by the Tribune to get confirmation from the Health Service Executive that the contract had been signed for the €2.5 million facility failed to get a positive response. The site of the new building is close to the Oakgrove Estate on the edge of the town.The new centre is also expected to offer a range of HSE clinic services including public health nursing, physio, occupational therapy and other supports. It had been hoped that the new centre would be open in 2020.Access queries over new health centre in Dunfanaghy was last modified: March 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Donegal County CouncilDunfanaghyhealth centrelast_img read more

A decade of free elections: IEC

first_img3 August 2007South Africa’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is marking ten years of administering successful elections locally and assisting in elections around the continent by launching a book documenting its endeavours and also raising public awareness to “go green” amongst others.IEC chairperson Brigalia Bam said in a statement this week that the commission’s tenth anniversary was an important event in the history of the organisation, providing an opportunity to raise its profile and “showcase the remarkable work done by the organisation behind the scenes and demonstrate the value added by the IEC”.Established in terms of South Africa’s Constitution, the electoral body was created in 1997, at a time when the country did not have a national common voters’ roll.The IEC said the first voters’ roll compiled in 1999 contained more than 18-million names and the current roll has grown to more than 20-million prospective voters.As South Africa did not have any voting districts, the IEC created 14 650 voting districts around the country between June and November 1998, for the first voter registration drive. The number of voting districts in the country has since increased to 18 873.As part of its anniversary celebrations, the IEC will launch a book documenting its first ten years in pictures, create a mobile photo exhibition of its work, as well as hold national and provincial celebratory campaigns.The commission has also committed itself to a “go green” campaign together with its partners to raise environmental awareness.The IEC lists some other notable achievements including the successful declaration of “free and fair” results following four general elections in South Africa, the absence of violence associated with electoral contestation and interacting with the general public through its electoral and democracy education programmes.The commission said these and many other milestones would be highlighted between July and November this year, by way of a dedicated programme of activities that would pay tribute to the organisation’s contribution to the current macro political stability in South Africa.“The organisation is mindful of a number of challenges that are still faced on the ongoing journey of the country’s democracy,” the IEC said.“The tenth anniversary celebrations will therefore also create an opportunity to reflect on these challenges.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Springbok Women into final World Cup preparations

first_img15 July 2014The Springbok Women began finalising their preparations for next month’s IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup on Monday as the squad assembled in Cape Town for their World Cup holding camp.All 26 players named in the South African Rugby World Cup squad reported for duty, including Springbok Women’s captain Mandisa Williams, who was withdrawn from their warm-up tour of England and France due to a knee injury, and centres Marithy Pienaar and Ziyanda Tywaleni, who missed the tour due to knee and hamstring injuries respectively.The World Cup will be hosted in Marcoussis, outside of Paris, from 1 to 17 August, with the Springbok Women set to face Australia, France and Wales in the pool stages.‘Pleasing’Springbok Women’s coach Lawrence Sephaka was pleased to welcome back his players for their final training camp and said: “It is good to have the team back together and it is pleasing to see the players fresh and ready for the big challenge that lies ahead.“It is also satisfying to welcome Marithy and Ziyanda to the squad following their injury layoffs.“The team realises that this is the last chance to work on the big things before the World Cup and they are all in the right frame of mind to achieve this.”Training goalsSephaka said one of his main main goals before the team departs for France is to work on the areas of their game that let them down against the Nomads and France.“We took several positives from our warm-up tour, particularly our defence and ability to score tries against the Nomads, and our encouraging performance all around in the second half against France,” said Sephaka. “But there are areas we have to work on, which includes converting the pressure on attack into points and improving our scrummaging, so we have hard work ahead in the next two weeks.”The Springbok squad will have a World Cup capping ceremony and send-off function on the eve of their departure on 26 July at The Garden Court, Nelson Mandela Boulevard.Springbok Women’s Rugby World Cup squadForwards: Celeste Adonis (Western Province), Nolusindiso Booi (Border), Nomathamsanqa Faleni (Eastern Province), Rachelle Geldenhuys (Blue Bulls), Portia Jonga (Eastern Province), Cebisa Kula (Eastern Province), Thantaswa Macingwana (Border), Lamla Momoti (Border), Nwabisa Ngxatu (Border), Asithandile Ntoyanto (Border), Vuyolwethu Vazi (Blue Bulls), Denita Wentzel (Western Province), Shona-Leah Weston (Blue Bulls), Mandisa Williams (Border, captain). Backs: Siviwe Basweni (Border), Lorinda Brown (Eastern Province), Cindy Cant (Blue Bulls), Phumeza Gadu (Eastern Province), Veroeshka Grain (Western Province), Zenay Jordaan (Border), Tayla Kinsey (KwaZulu-Natal), Benele Makwezela (Western Province), Fundiswa Plaatjie (Border), Marithy Pienaar (Blue Bulls), Siphosethu Tshingana (Eastern Province), Ziyanda Tywaleni (Border).Springbok Women’s 2014 WRWC Pool FixturesFriday, 1 Aug: SA vs Australia, MarcoussisTuesday, 5 Aug: SA vs France, MarcoussisSaturday, 9 Aug: SA vs Wales, MarcoussisSAinfo reporterlast_img read more