Rugby Union development a hit

first_imgThe PNG Rugby Football Union development programs are becoming very popular in centres nationwide.The Pacific in Union and the new Get Into Rugby programs have been rolled out to different centres over the past few months.As part of PNGRFU’s Monier Development program, PNGRFU also rolled out various programs and clinics.These include the new Get Into Rugby program which was facilitated by Pacific in Union In-Country manager Frank Genia.After a successful visit to Lae, Goroka, Rabaul and recently in Daru, the PNG Rugby Football Union will be continuing to roll out its Get Into Rugby program in the Aroma Coast this weekend.The five villages in the Aroma Coast targeted are Lalaura village, Kupiano Station, Wairavanua, Maopa, Gavuone and Paramana.PNGRFU’s visit to Daru turned out a success and has resulted in the strong growing interest shown by the female participants.Genia said that the rolling out of the program was the first of its kind in Daru and that the interest displayed by the participants was immense.  It was being trialled in five pilot schools in Daru. Participants included teachers, both male and female from their schools.PNGRFU development manager Sailosi Druma was also part of the team to Daru.Druma, being involved with PNGRFU’s training and education program, ran Level 2 coaching clinics and referee courses.With the coaching and referee courses, about 10 participants including referees and two females took part.“PNGRFU will be going back in 8 weeks to stage its first ever rugby festival with the 5 pilot schools,” Genia added.On behalf of PNGRFU, Genia expressed his thanks to Daru RFU for inviting the union to roll out its programs as it would continue help grow and develop rugby in their province.“We are looking forward to seeing Daru RFU starting their school rugby and women’s competitions respectively in the near future,” Genia said.Other courses run were the Medical Educator course which was facilitated by PNGRFU’ only and first time ever certified medical educator Kapua Kapua.last_img read more

New vehicle to assist PNG weightlifters

first_imgThe new Ford Ranger will assist weightlifters and officials move to and from training.The vehicle will also assist the federation carry out development programs in schools and communities.Federation President Sir John Dawanincura was thankful for the sponsorship and said it will assist Commonwealth gold medalist Dika Toua conduct school clinics as part of a talent identification program.“It’s been a challenge to transport training weights to schools so this vehicle will assist Dika as well,” he said.Trukai sales and marketing general manager Andrew Daubney said they’re proud to be a major sponsor for weightlifting and are confident of the team winning more gold at the Pacific Games and Oceania Youth championship.last_img read more

Samuel Seghers aims for second medal alongside Pini.

first_imgSeghers and Pini will compete in the 100m freestyle final in lanes five and two respectively.The 20 year old did well in his heat this morning recording a time of 51.62 sec, faster than Pini’s 51.94 sec.Both swimmers finished first in their heats.Seghers finished second in the 100m butterfly final to win silver behind Pini who won gold yesterday.last_img

12 teams confirmed for National Soccer League season

first_imgFor the first time, the competition will be played in a two tier format consisting of the zone conference league and the national league competition.The 12 teams will play round robin matches for ten weeks in the Southern Conference and Northern Conference.The Southern Conference comprises clubs from the Southern region and Northern Conference comprises of Momase, New Guinea Islands and Highlands regions.Teams in the Southern Conference are Hekari United FC, Rapatona FC, Erema FC, PS Huawei FC, Port FC Moresby and Welgris FC.Teams in the Northern Conference are champions Lae City Dwellers, Madang Fox FC, Goroka FC, Besta United FC, Gigira Laitepo FC and Admiralty FC.Following the pool matches, the top two teams in each conference will come together to challenge in the national league competition to determine the grand final play off.NSL board chairman Isaac Lupari said the two tier competition will cut down on travel expenses for the franchises.Lupari urged teams to pay the nomination fee of K40,000 by 30 October and K35 for player registration.He confirmed that negotiations are underway with the PNG Sports Federation to host matches at Bisini soccer grounds and Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.Other venues are the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae, National Sports Institute in Goroka and Laiwaden Oval in Madang.last_img read more

CRU 7s to complete pre-season games

first_imgThis is the third weekend of games for the men’s while the women’s pre-season games got underway last weekend.The first fixture for tomorrow is the men’s Pool A match between University 1 and Crusaders at 9am.Spartans and Harlequins will get things going for the women’s games which start at 10:20am.Finals for the men’s and the women’s will be held on Sunday.Tournament Coordinator, Paul Joseph said the pre-season games had gone well so far and was looking forward to another big weekend of Rugby 7s.He asked that all clubs be time conscious for games to start and finish on time.Season proper for the CRU will start on the first week of March.last_img read more

Spanish Olympic sailing team members mugged at gunpoint in Rio

first_imgBeijing 2008 Olympic champion Fernando Echavarri, his Nacra 17 catamaran class partner and 2011 470 world champion Tara Pacheco and coach Santi Lopez-Vazquez were all mugged in Santa Teresa, an up-market neighbourhood popular with tourists to the west of Guanabara Bay on which the Marina is located.They were confronted by five people armed with two pistols, according to a statement released by the Spanish Sailing Federation.A bag with money, documents and a camera was reportedly taken.None of the victims were injured in the incident.”Civil police are working to identify the authors of the crime and to recover the stolen objects,” added a Rio de Janeiro police statement.Ensuring the safety of athletes, spectators and all other personnel attending the Games is one of the priorities in a country notorious for petty crime.Rio, despite being considered among Brazil’s safer cities, has huge problems, particularly in favela neighbourhoods where shootouts between police and drug gangs are common.Earlier in 2016, images surfaced of a number of daylight muggings carried out by a group of militant children, captured by a local businessman who used his camera to film the series of incidents from December to January.But tourists and foreigners are also targeted in wealthier areas.In May of last year, 57-year-old doctor Jaime Gold was attacked while cycling close to the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas lake upon which rowing and canoe sprint events will be held, later dying in hospital as a result of his injuries.A 19-year-old French cyclist was also assaulted in the same district at a similar time of the year.Earlier this month, retired football legend Rivaldo claimed anyone visiting for the Games will be “putting their lives at risk” due to the security situation.Another problem is financial crime, with gangs known to target ATM machines used by tourists.Brazilian and Rio 2016 officials claim the streets will be safer during the Games, with around 85,000 soldiers and police expected to be deployed during the Olympics – about twice as many as London four years ago.The latest incident is not a good sign, however.”The lack of security in Rio is one of the points that worries the teams,” the Spanish statement added.”Fernando, Tara and Santi want to forget what happened as quickly as possible and concentrate completely and exclusively on the training.”last_img read more

Javi López reaches 14 derbies and surpasses Pochettino

LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 6, 2020 The right back had not played since day 13 against Atletico, while only participated in the first seven days before. The arrival of Pablo Machín, who opted for Victor Gomez, he relegated him to the bench, but now with Abelardo Fernández You may have more opportunities. The Sevillian completed a remarkable game, very intense in defensive work and with some projection in attack. The thorn he still has is that he has not been able to win at Barcelona on the green, because in these 14 games Espanyol has only been able to add four draws and ten losses. In which it is presumed that it may be his last season at Espanyol (contract ends June 30 with 34 years)Javi López played on Saturday his fourteenth derby, another of the bites that the captain gives to his history with the blue and white club. Far is the record for Antonio Argilés, of 25, or reach Jose Maria or Raul Tamudo, who played 23 games, but Osuna has the privilege of having already surpassed Mauricio Pochettino, who played 13, and standing next to other historical figures of the club, such as Moisés Arteaga. Victor Sanchez, who could not play due to injury, also reached that figure last year. 16 For posterity, the image with which the derby of the 2013-14 season played in Cornellà, which ended up taking Barcelona 0-1. Javi Lopez the goalkeeper shirt had to be sheathed due to the expulsion of Kiko Casilla as Javier Aguirre I had already made all three changes. The Andalusian, who has played in multiple positions at Espanyol, is the eighth footballer with the most parakeet matches in Primera. If it has continuity with Abelardo, it could exceed Manuel Zuñiga, which accumulates 259. To do this, I should add 17 matches of the remaining 19. read more

Caio Henrique and Nicolás Schiappacasse move

first_imgSchiappacasse for its part will not continue in the Famalicao and It is very close to Peñarol. The Uruguayan had only participated in four games with the Portuguese team, a total of 90 minutes. The forward given by Atlético would continue his career under the orders of Diego Forlán, New coach of the historic Uruguayan club. Schiappacasse has failed to settle in any of his last assignments, after being last season half a year in Rayo Majadahonda (15 games and one goal) and the second half of the course at Parma Italian (3 goalless games). Last Sunday he turned 21. The exit operation of the Athletic It is waiting for the arrival of Cavani to accelerate. If the incorporation of a ‘9’ does not occur, no one will have to leave. As for the ceded, Caio Henrique He seems to count the hours to officially become a Guild player. The Brazilian side He has played until January in Fluminense and the club wanted to continue counting on himbut it has been the Guild who has convinced Atlético to win the 22-year-old in a new assignmentlast_img read more

Banner of popular football

first_imgParadigm. A democratic model of popular football, in which the partners are its protagonists; a responsible directive that knows that it cannot spend more than it enters and, in case of deficit, it will have to respond to the debts. And a modern club in a Salamanca little accustomed to fresh air and changes. Unionists will be visible nationally on Wednesday when Real Madrid stars step on the modest lawn of Las Pistas, a field that is not even its own and that is owned by the municipality. A team “from and to Salamanca”. The authentic banner of popular football.From land to play against Real Madrid in five yearsFounded on August 26, 2013, Unionistas de Salamanca began competing in the 2014-2015 season. And he did it from the lowest category: the Amateur Provincial. The club achieved the promotion of category clearly and also played one of the most remembered games between the fans.On December 14, 2014, Unionists visited the Queen Sofia before him Real Salamanca Monterrey. The locals had a dirt field at the time and, due to heavy rains, it had become a real quagmire. The black and white won 2-3 in the middle of a great festive atmosphere in the stands with more than a thousand people.The mud left beautiful images for the later Unionists, which rose from Provincial to Third Division ‘without failure’ and it only took two more seasons to step on the bronze category of Spanish football.Tomorrow Wednesday, on the lawn of Las Pistas, Unionistas will have culminated a road in whose transit He has gone from playing in the Reina Sofiz area to measuring himself to one of the best teams in the world in just five years. An award for the faithful who were supporting in the mud. The summer of 2013, the Salamanca soccer player received a very hard stick: the Sports Union Salamanca . Of the different options that came out in the time after the YOU, Unionists It was the most different. A popular and democratic club in which members have a fundamental part in the destination.Javier Weaver, current vice president, and Michelangelo Sandoval, current president, promoted a movement among some fans of the extinct UDS that quickly spread. Among the benefits of the members is having decided the name of the club, the statutes, the shield, choosing the equipment every two years and, every season, deciding the amount of each card. Among the prices always stands out the figure of the ‘collaborating partner’, which pays a higher amount than the rest to help the club altruistically.But UnionistsIn addition to his lively hobby, he has behind a ‘Working Group’ of 53 people who are responsible for assembling and dismantling the advertising tarps of the field before the game, carrying social networks, acting as a speaker or even getting under The skin of the team mascot.From Provincial to Regional and from Regional to Third. Two category breaks in two seasons and the illusion of giving one more towards the Second B. On the first occasion, that dream was truncated by a 5-0 at the house of Xàtiva Olympic. But far from decaying, fans showed their desire to try again and encouraged their players for almost half an hour on the pitch. The following year, a penalty goal in minute 93 gave rise to Unionists in The clues before him Let’s shake it. The first season in Segunda B the charro team finished in positions of Copa del Rey and, thanks to that position, added to the victories against Atlético Baleares and Deportivo, Unionists will receive tomorrow (9:00 p.m., Four and DAZN) at Real Madrid.last_img read more

Two brothers reinvent the way of making the purchase in Mercadona with an Instagram filter

first_imgUsing social networks has already become a common activity of our day to day. Uploading photos or comments of what happens to us at the moment is already something of the most normal regardless of age. If we focus on Instagram, something that stands out from it are the increasingly used stories and that can be combined or not, with any of the millions of filters that this social network offers.Some of the Instagram filters that have the most popularity at the moment are those that “analyze” the face of a person and after that, provide a result. Within this type of filters there are some that look for you similar to an animal or a Disney princess, and others that randomly tell you a product or an answer to a specific question.Today there are many people who use this type of filters and share their experiences on social networks, however only a few are those who manage to become viral by doing so, as is the case of the Twitter user and his brother. Image: iStock Instagram filters that “analyze” the face are a successThey used one of these filters to make the purchase center_img These two young people used the Mercadona filter, a filter decorated with the colors and classic typography of said supermarket chain and that tells you what kind of Mercadona product you are. The user Victor Alba and his brother used this filter in a somewhat peculiar way and this was the reason why they got so much impact. One of the brothers puts himself in front of the camera with the filter that shows a great variety of Mercadona products. When the filter stops randomly in one of the items, both are arranged to search the supermarket for the product in question; getting the purchase to become much more fun. Today my brother and I have taken instagram filters to the next level: pic.twitter.com/C4yxceSorl– Victor Alba (@vicalmun) January 20, 2020The platform where these young people uploaded the videos of their experience in the Mercadona, has already been shared more than 14 million times and they have achieved that more than 88 million users have liked them. With these data, we are convinced that these videos will be the beginning of many more people putting this experience into practice in the supermarket.pic.twitter.com/R1UnPTLeTd– Victor Alba (@vicalmun) January 20, 2020last_img read more