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Madang FC welcomes the Komolong Brothers

first_imgAlwin Komolong is the bigger brother and the PNG under 23 captain in the recent Pacific Games in Port Moresby while Felix plays on the backline and is one of the top backliners along with his brother up front in the Pacific Games.The two brothers returned from studies in the USA and New Zealand respectively and are now in camp with Madang FC team.Madang FC assistant coach Amos Romo told PNG Loop that the two brothers have joined the team and resumed training on Monday.“We are more than happy for them to join the team, and they add more experience and bonus into the team.“Our last game against Lae City Dwellers, they were with us in Lae, but were on the bench and this week Monday we resume training after one week off and they are coping well,” Romo said.Romo added that Alwin was the captain of Madang FC last year and lead the team into its first grand final against Lae City Dwellers and his return to the team has boosted the morale of players and team management to aim high.He said they are a complete team now and looking forward to round two of the NSL season.Photo: File picture. Photo taken during the 2015 Pacific Games.last_img read more

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Achraf wants minutes to return to Real Madrid

first_imgThe Erasmus Achraf Hakimi (21 years old) is being most productive. Not only is he enjoying what he was looking for when he left on loan to Dortmund (minutes) but he is uncovering as a versatile band player on both sides. In June, when you finish your second and last year of assignment in the Rhineland club, you will have to assess your future and your Real Madrid options. There are more than three months left for that moment, but the baggage is outstanding. “I want to continue growing where they give me the opportunity, as they are doing here in Germany. I am demonstrating the type of player I am and, above all, I am enjoying,” he said in The spar of the SER Chain after the victory (2-1) of his team against PSG in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. In Madrid they estimate his return to stay. An assessment accentuated by the versatility with which it would return, specifically for the two lateral positions in the rear. But as will happen to other players in the plan to renew Odegaard, Reguilón or Ceballos, the final decision will depend, depending on the case, on Zidane’s opinion and on the position of the players involved. Super Cuponefifteen00 German Cup313100 Bundesliga221,775two9 Sources: Opta and Transfermarkt.At the end of the season, his future will be considered. “In June, everything can happen and we will see what the summer holds,” he said in the SER night sports program, where he expressed his desire: “In my head what I have is that I want to play and keep growing as before.” That is his aspiration, although when Manu Carreño asked him if he would accept a substitute role, he did not rule out scenarios. “We should see it too,” he replied laconically. Champions762240 CompetitionPjMin.GoalsAssist TOTAL332,54369 But its performance goes beyond numbers. His coach, Lucien Favre (62 years old), has made Achraf an indispensable piece while versatile in his scheme. Last season the Swiss coach alternated him as a side by both flanks and this has advanced his position. He first tried it as a left interior and in recent months he has relocated it as a versatile left interior in his functions within the ‘mutant’ drawing of Favre.Achraf numbers in the 2019-2020 season The adaptation of the Real Madrid squad to German football has been almost perfect. A last injury prevented him from putting the finishing touch to a season last year in which he played 2,349 minutes spread over 28 games, scored three goals and gave seven assists. This season has become omnipresent. He has participated in all official matches of Dortmund (33). He has only been a substitute in six and has played full 23. Completed two thirds of the campaign, he has already surpassed all his records from the previous one. He has 2,543 minutes played, has scored six goals and given nine assists. Of his half dozen of so many, four have been in double doubles in Champions to Slavia Prague and Inter Milan.last_img read more

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Martinez bags silver, Perticheto wins bronze in figure skating

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Khai Xiang, also from Malaysia, completed the podium with 145.52 points to score the bronze medal.Another Filipino in Alisson Krystle Perticheto also won after taking the bronze medal in the women’s individual figure skating event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Dembele arrives with potential to step into Neymar’s shoes Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIEScenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Michael Martinez competes in the men’s individual figure skating in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLFormer Olympian Michael Martinez scored a silver medal in men’s individual figure skating event in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Martinez, who represented the Philippines in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, earned 171.63 points behind gold medalist Julian Yee of Malaysia, who scored 205.4 points.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

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first_imgThe central concern of this fifth article of the series centered on the family and its indispensable place in all human societies is the role of the children in the life of the family. The bible says children are a precious gift to the couple. They are from God as both a responsibility and a source of joy to the family they are born into. Children do not choose which families they should be born into. Parents cooperate with God by choosing to have children. Therefore parents have a particular responsibility to ensure that their children are given the best of opportunities to be trained, educated and enabled to make the most of life’s opportunities. But the children have the responsibility to cooperate with their parents for their good. How? We shall explore below. The fourth article of the series on the role of the wife/mother made the following points:Clearly the bible places the husband as head of his family and by implication the wife is second in command of the home. But by being second does not subordinate her to her husband. They are equal partners. The man is the head of his family in terms of responsibility and order but in terms of privilege, managing and caring for the home they are equal. Genesis 2:18 says God made the woman to be a helpmate to the man. The world helpmate means a suitable companion to him. The two collaborate and complement each other for the greater good of the whole family and home. They are not in competition.The writer of Ecclesiastes puts it beautifully like this: “Two are better off than one because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. If someone is alone and falls, it is just too bad, because there is no one to help him. If it is cold, two can sleep together and stay warm, but how can you keep warm by yourself?” (4:9-11). The central point of this passage is that husband and wife beef up each other’s efforts. They complete one another. What the father lacks the mother supplies and what the mother lacks the father supplies.Proverbs 31 speaks of the virtuous or capable wife who is not lazy and selfish but rather works very hard alongside her husband to maintain the home for the benefit of all its members. She rises early and is prudent and finds creative ways of increasing the family income. She does not give excuses but sincerely makes good use of every opportunity to provide for her family and thereby takes responsibility alongside her husband for the welfare of the whole family.Father and mother ought to share the responsibilities of the family according to the gift or ability of him/her who can do it better rather than other and not on the basis of gender (man and woman), and none should see self as better than the other or inferior to the other. Both of them are equally responsible for their family and its wellbeing. The children of the home need to realize as members of the human family (nations, communities, institutions, organizations, committees and families) they have both privileges and responsibilities. They need protection and the right environment to grow to be responsible for their actions and the greater good of their surroundings (things, situations and persons).They should learn early on to share and partake in the care and the welfare of the whole family. They must learn to do the little they can as they grow up: take care of their rooms, clean up dishes, sweep and make the house clean, and take care of their clothes. As they grow more and more in age and education they ought to take on more responsibilities for the wellbeing of the family and other institutions they belong to such as the community, school, church/place of worship.It is necessary for them to contribute and not just enjoy what others offer them. It is important for them to learn to associate hard work and achievements with some tangible rewards. The awareness should be inculcated in them that their own wellbeing is dependent on the welfare of others. Children should pray and cultivate the healthy habit of having a passion for learning the right things in life, and aiming for high standard achievements in the important things they put their hands at. They must not leave others to do the work but should rather join in. They should aim for righteous living by always striving for what is right and required rather than for convenience and popularity. All children must take their part in making the family a unified and healthy entity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Why President Weah Should Read My PhD Thesis on the Promise and Peril of…

first_imgBy Robtel Neajai PaileyWhen President George Weah announced in his inaugural address to the legislature last month that he would actively advocate for the passage of a contested dual citizenship bill and the removal of a so-called “racist” Negro clause from Liberia’s Constitution, I was bombarded with calls and e-mails.At the time I was attending the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, so felt naturally distracted. Instead of reacting immediately, I read with interest the avalanche of responses either supporting or rejecting President Weah’s statements—from Liberians at home and those further afield in diasporic hotspots.Just as I’d expected, however, most of the retorts were based on sentiments, rather than evidence. They echoed the anxieties and aspirations of the 200+ Liberians I had interviewed from 2012 to 2013 in Monrovia, Accra, Freetown, DC, and London while collecting data for my PhD thesis—a transnational study of constructions and practices of Liberian citizenship across space and time and their myriad implications for development.Completed in 2014, my thesis is the first comprehensive scholarly investigation of the promise and peril of dual citizenship for Liberia, based on fieldwork conducted in five countries spanning three continents, during which I spoke to Liberian officials of government, homelanders, returnees, and diasporas as well as Sierra Leonean policy makers. I embarked on this study because I wanted to fill an important gap by elevating our public discourse and policy-making around citizenship. Since then, I have published two scholarly journal articles in *Citizenship Studies and *Migration Studies and a book manuscript is forthcoming.An extract Robtel Neajai Pailey’s article on citizenshipMy PhD thesis in general is less preoccupied with the legal parameters of Liberian citizenship and more concerned about how Liberians experience the institution differently based on social qualifiers such as gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, etc. In the Citizenship Studies article, I argue that even Liberians with legitimate Liberian citizenship do not benefit equally from the privileges and protections therein, and this is a sociological reading of citizenship. In the Migration Studies article, I explore why Liberians I interviewed (and in public discourse in general) are so staunchly pro- or anti- dual citizenship and how their beliefs about the contested bill are tied to tactile experiences of migration, or lack thereof.An extract from Robtel Neajai Pailey’s article on migrationAs I discovered during my three-year PhD research, contemporary sensitivities around citizenship are deeply embedded in Liberia’s long history of political, economic and social exclusion, which have yet to be resolved 170 years on. I learned that the pessimism expressed by those who support the ‘Negro clause’ and reject dual citizenship is just as valid as the optimism of those who eschew the clause and champion dual citizenship.And so, the proof of President Weah’s clout will lie in his ability to reconcile these competing, yet equally legitimate perspectives. He must not succumb to the pressures of lobbyists who have their own agendas. As we continue to navigate our controversial, yet fascinating, legal provisions around citizenship, I urge President Weah and others to read my findings because they reveal important insights across the wide citizenship-dual citizenship continuum.Evidence is needed now more than ever before.Watch this space.Robtel Neajai Pailey is a Liberian academic, activist and author of the anti-corruption children’s book, Gbagba. E-mail the author at for full copies of the journal articles on citizenship and dual citizenship.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The author, Robtel Neajai Pailey, PhD – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Regional Sports Conference for athletes and coaching coming to Dawson Creek

first_imgMorgan says that while many in the community expressed positive feedback in a survey about the workshop, registrations for the conference have so far not seen as many numbers.Registration for the conference is only $100 for adults, and $50 for athletes.The Conference starts next Friday, May 5th at 6:00 p.m., and runs until Sunday, May 7th at 3:00 p.m. The conference is taking place at both the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts, and at Central Middle School.For more information, or to register, go to DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The Peace Region Community, Sport, Recreation & Performance Conference is coming to Dawson Creek next weekend.The conference, which is being put on by the Peace River Regional District and Engage Sport North, will feature education and training opportunities for coaches, parents, athletes and community leaders.PRRD Community Services General Manager Trish Morgan says that the Regional District is funding the conference with legacy funds from their investment in the 2015 U17 World Hockey Challenge. Morgan says that staff were approved by the Board to offer education opportunities for sports coaches in the Peace, from which the conference came about.- Advertisement -Hockey Canada’s Paul Carson and 2016 Olympic Wrestling Gold Medalist Erica Wiebe will be the conference’s keynote speakers. Over the course of the two days, there will be a large number of available seminars offered for all members of local sports organizations. The National Coaching Certification Program will host multi-sport coaching modules that will go over the basics of coaching organized sport, including: planning a practice, making ethical decisions, managing conflict, the psychology of performance, and athlete nutrition.Athletes at the conference will have the opportunity to experience workshops on: physical testing, nutrition, mental performance, and strength conditioning, and sports medicine taping.The Canuck’s Autism Network will also be putting on a workshop about working with children that are on the Autism spectrum, and ways to keep them involved in sports.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Duke lands top seed in women’s tourney

first_imgThe 64-team tournament begins Saturday. UC Riverside, the Big West champion, notched a No. 14 seed in the Greensboro region and will play No. 3 Arizona State at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Galen Center. Duke, ranked atop the AP Poll for the final nine weeks, hopes for better results than the last time the Blue Devils finished No. 1 – the 2003-04 final poll. They lost to Minnesota in the regional finals that season. “We’re really excited. We’re playing all year long, hoping to get a chance to stay in Raleigh, and stay in Greensboro which is about an hour and 15 minutes down the road,” Duke coach Gail Goestenkors said. Others in the Greensboro regional are No. 8 Temple vs. No. 9 Nebraska, No. 4 Rutgers vs. No. 12 East Carolina, No. 5 Michigan State vs. No. 12 Delaware, No. 6 Louisville vs. No. 11 Brigham Young, No. 7 Bowling Green vs. No. 10 Oklahoma State, and No. 2 Vanderbilt vs. No. 15 Delaware State. In the West, LSU, which saw Pokey Chatman abruptly resign last Wednesday, is seeded No. 3 in the Fresno region. The Tigers will play UNC Asheville on Friday night in Austin, Texas with acting head coach Bob Starkey at the helm. “The kids have done a wonderful job,” Starkey said. “They are a very resilient bunch. They have been through difficult times with Sue Gunter’s death and Hurricane Katrina.” The defending champion Maryland Terrapins will face Ivy League champion Harvard on Sunday afternoon in Hartford. “The only team that’s going into the tournament knowing they can win it is Maryland, cause they’ve won it, and they’ve got a lot of the players back from the team that won it,” Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma said. West No. 1 seed Connecticut (29-3) will play No. 16 UMBC on Sunday in Hartford. If they advance past the first two rounds, the Huskies then must travel to Fresno for the regionals. The Huskies eventually could face No. 2 Stanford, which opens up at home against No. 15 Idaho State. The sentimental choice in Fresno might be North Carolina State and coach Kay Yow. The No. 4 Wolfpack, who have won 11 of the 13 games since Yow returned after breast cancer treatments, will play No. 13 Robert Morris on Sunday in the first round in the Raleigh subregional. Also in the West bracket, it will be: No. 5 Baylor vs. No. 12 Chattanooga, No. 6 Xavier vs. No. 11 West Virginia, and No. 7 Old Dominion vs. No. 10 Florida State. North Carolina, which won the ACC conference tournament, earned a No. 1 seed for the third straight season and will open Sunday against Prairie View. The Tar Heels are the top seed in the Dallas region. Other games in the region include No. 8 California vs. No. 9 Notre Dame, No. 5 George Washington vs. No. 12 Boise State, No. 4 Texas A&M vs. No. 13 Texas-Arlington, No. 6 Iowa State vs. No. 11 Washington, No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 14 Belmont, No. 7 Georgia Tech vs. No. 10 DePaul, and No. 2 Purdue vs. No. 15 Oral Roberts. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Duke, Tennessee, Connecticut and North Carolina were selected Monday as the No. 1 seeds for the women’s NCAA tournament. The Blue Devils, who went 29-0 in the regular season and then lost to N.C. State in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals, will open up against No. 16 Holy Cross on Sunday in Raleigh. last_img read more

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FIFA invites Thai Boys trapped in cave to World Cup Final in Russia

first_imgThe team’s appearance at the final would “undoubtedly be a wonderful moment of communion and celebration”, the letter said.The boys have asked the navy Seals taking care of them in the cave for details about what has happened in the World Cup since they got trapped on June 23.One of the boys appeared to be wearing a red replica England shirt like the one worn by the team during their World Cup victory over Colombia.The offer comes as the billionaire space adventurer and carmaker Elon Musk offered his services to the Thai government to rescue 12 boys.His firm, The Boring Company, a tunnel construction company founded by Musk in 2016, confirmed it is speaking with the Thai government and is sending people to offer support on the ground.A spokesman told the BBC: “We are speaking with the Thai government to see how we can help, and we are sending SpaceX/Boring Company people from the US to Thailand today to offer support on the ground.“Once we confirm what exactly will be helpful to send or do, we will. We are getting feedback and guidance from the people on the ground in Chiang Rai to determine the best way for us to assist their efforts.”According to Musk, SpaceX and The Boring Company have “advance ground penetrating radar” that is “pretty good at digging holes”, and is also in possession of technology that could “create an air tunnel underwater” for the children to move through.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FIFA Invites Thai Boys trapped in cave to World Cup Final in RussiaLONDON, United Kingdom, July 8 – FIFA has sent a letter to the president of the Football Association of Thailand offering its “deepest sympathies and support” to the families of 12 young players and their coach trapped in a cave in the country’s north.The letter signed by Fifa president Gianni Infantino also said the organisation would like to invite the youngsters and their coach to the World Cup final in Russia, should they be rescued in time and are healthy enough to travel.last_img read more

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