Photo: Photosport Nemani Nagusa is expected to bring some sevens flair to the Fijian pack In a new look front row Peni Ravai moves from tighthead to loosehead and Tuapati Talemaitoga starts at hooker instead of Sunia Koto, while Kalivati Tawake gets the nod at tight head with Campese Ma’afu being dropped.Lock Tevita Cavubati moves to the bench, with Apisai Ratuniyarawa now starting, while former Fiji 7s player Nemani Nagusa starts at number eight and captain Akapusi Qera moves to the side of the scrum.In the backs Serupepeli Vularika starts at half-back and Eroni Vasiteri comes in at centre.McKee said that he had selected a very strong team.”There is a good mix of experienced and new players with some newer players coming into the team and getting the opportunity based on, for some, their performance last week against Australia and their commitment and hard work throughout the training sessions,” he said.”The team has trained very well this week and have been working on some learnings from the Australian game.”The team was disappointed they were not efficient enough in the scoring zone last week despite dominating possession for long periods of the game,” Mckee said.He added the Italians would present a different challenge to the one they faced against the Wallabies, who eventually beat Fiji 37-14 after leading 18-0 at the break.”We expect them to come at us through their forwards to put us on the back foot and starve us of ball,” Mckee said.”We will have to be up for the physical challenge to be successful in this match”.
The women’s team beat Vanuatu 8 – 4. Vanuatu beat Solomon Islands 11-1. Second highest scorer in the competition, PNG’s Vanessa Perry collected four more points bringing her tally to 12 today. She scored four out of 8 goals. Martin Kanamon scored 7 of PNG’s 23 goals. Hussain Lowah scored 5 goals, Rex Loth 4 and Nelson Tom3. The Tongans were gracious in defeat and in true Pacific style, danced their way off the team bench. In the men’s games; PNG gave newcomers Tonga a 23 nil thrashing. The local boys played in front of a packed crowd. Meanwhile competition leaders Fiji thrashed Tonga 21-1 in the other match. Captain Milton Kisapai registered their first point in the first minute and the boys were on a scoring spree till the 45th minute of the three 15 minute period match. Alice Fred scored a double in the match while Kari Raurela and Captain Terry Kiapin scored one each. Vanuatu’s goals came from Kathleen Kalsav (2) and Everly Kalsong (2). Both the men’s and women’s teams are now through to the medal play off which will take place at 10am tomorrow at the BSP (Sir John Guise) stadium. Fiji men’s team was on bye today.
Mr. Idrissa Kaba expresses appreciation to NASSCORP DG and appeals to President Weah for help.Executor Director Kaba commends NASSCORP DG, appeals to President Weah for supportFor Liberia to have an efficient pool of French-speaking professionals for the country, the government should include the only French-language institute (Alliance Française de Monrovia) in the Ministry of Education’s budgetary allotment, the institute’s director has said.That was the position of Idrissa Kaba, executive director of Alliance Française de Monrovia, Liberia’s only private French-language institute, established in 1982 and initially supported by the Embassy of France near Monrovia.Kaba said the Embassy of France stopped its financial support to the institute in 2013 and since then the school has been running with support through the generous courtesy of the director general of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP), Dewitt von Ballmoos.“He has been a great help to the institute,” Kaba said, “and words are inadequate to express the institute’s appreciation to Mr. von Ballmoos and NASSCORP.” He said through that support, the school has enjoyed free rental at the cost of US$22,000, free water, security support, and electricity.Kaba explained that the institute was established by a Liberian who had lived in France, with financial support from the French Embassy near Monrovia. “When the French Embassy was providing support, the school was free to students,” he said.While France supported the institute to help propagate its language and culture, Kaba said Liberia’s neighbors, Guinea and La Cote D’Ivoire as other members of the West African Economic Community (ECOWAS) whose official language is French, also assisted the process.“Additionally, more than 220 million people speak French on the five continents. The OIF, an international organization of French-speaking countries, comprises 77 member states and governments. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the sixth most widely spoken language in the world,” Kaba said.He said Liberia has diplomatic missions in other countries, and therefore, Liberians who are proficient in French are the ones that should be assigned to those missions, “but they should be prepared through a structured and efficient language institute like Alliance Française de Monrovia.”Kaba said the ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market, and therefore knowledge of French opens the doors to French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world, which include Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, and parts of Africa.He said if Liberia should a play lead role in West Africa, the African Union, the Confederation of Africa Football and others, then it is incumbent on the Liberian government to support an institution like Alliance Française de Monrovia for adequate preparation of its citizens to compete in the world market. “Our neighbors Guinea and La Cote D’Ivoire speak French and therefore it is important that we make French language education important,” he noted.Kaba said Liberians who are appointed to work at Liberian embassies around the world should also be proficient in the French language.He said French is the international language of cooking, fashion, theater, the visual arts, dance and architecture, and knowledge of French offers access to great works of literature in the original French, as well as films and songs.Speaking French opens up study opportunities at renowned French universities and business schools, ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world. Students with a good level of French are eligible for French government grants to enroll in postgraduate courses in France in the discipline of their choice and qualify for internationally recognized degrees.French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, African Union, ECOWAS, UNESCO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross, and international courts.Kaba meanwhile appealed to President George Manneh Weah to support his appeal to include his institute on the official subsidy list or provide annual budgetary support to the school.The school now has 28 students and three French-language professors.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The games, which will be played in the gyms of North Peace Secondary School for the entire season, saw two very close matches in the Senior Boy’s opening games, each of which decided by just a single point. Sunlife edged past D Bauer Mechanical 41-40, with Warat Suwannachneh earning player of the game for Sunlife and David Nwaokolo for D Bauer Mechanical.The other game, featuring Lube-X and Northern Valve Serives, needed overtime to settle the score, with Lube-X pulling out the victory by a score of 54-53. Northern Valve’s Jake Hyrcha and Lube-X’s Alex Lorinz were both voted as player of the game for their respective teams.Four senior girl’s teams took to the floor Wednesday. In the first of two games, Focus defeated Northern Valve Services 25-20, with Carlee Shenton being awarded player of the game for Focus and Rebecca Lessard for the Northern Valve Squad.- Advertisement -The other game in the girl’s division had D Bauer Mechanical defeat Lube-X 33-16, with Stacey Hansen winning player of the game for Lube-X and Hailey Johnston winning the honour for D Bauer Mechanical.In the Junior games, which featured grades 4-7, Celine Quigley, Adam Bowie, Aiden Tegard, Tyrel Roberts, Lucas Ziebart and Connor Bowie all received player of the game awards for their teams.The league will resume next Wednesday, and will play every Wednesday until June 13.Advertisement
Crystal Palace defender Michael Chambers has joined Welling United on a one-month loan deal.The 20-year-old has been a regular in Palace’s under-21s side this term and will spend the next month with the Conference Premier club, who sit 17th in the table and just two points away from the relegation zone.Chambers is not the first Palace development player to be released on loan as he follows under-21s team-mates Jerome Binnom-Williams, Alex Wynter, David Gregory and Ryan Inniss who have also tasted competitive football in the lower leagues.This is the centre-back’s first stint away from Selhurst Park since signing for the club from Dulwich Hamlet. 1 Crystal Palace defender agrees loan switch to Conference Premier outfit
Marwin Hitz was the unlikely hero for Augsburg against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday.The 27-year-old shot-stopper has found himself dogged by injury this season but when it matted most he popped up with the goods to hand his side a 2-2 draw four minutes into injury time.Augsburg went into the game ahead of their opponents and with defeat looming looked set to drop to sixth in the table.But Hitz, up from the back, ghosted towards the front post and a lucky deflection off a Leverkusen player saw the ball fly into his path and he lashed home past his opposite number before wheeling away in glee.You can see the shock goal below…Le but de Marwin Hitz face à Leverkusen by tuxboard Marwin Hitz scores against Bayer Leverkusen 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The children were run over on a sidewalk near their home by a nanny for another family as they were on their way to a convenience store to buy Slurpees. The nanny, Jimena Barreto, was under the influence of prescription painkillers when she plowed into the pair and fled the scene. Barreto was convicted of second-degree murder last year and is serving a prison sentence of 30 years to life. Carmen Pack was pregnant with twins during the trial, but lost the fetuses weeks later to medical complications. She became pregnant again last fall through in vitro fertilization, using eggs donated by a niece. Robert Pack, who has lobbied the California Legislature for laws to make it easier to monitor prescription drug abuse, says baby Noelle looks like her late sister, with whom she shares a middle name. “I called the baby Alana three times already,” he said. “My brain hasn’t switched over yet.” WALNUT CREEK – A San Francisco Bay Area couple who lost their only two children to a drug-addicted driver celebrated the birth of a baby girl Sunday. Danville residents Robert and Carmen Pack welcomed their 9 pound, 8 ounce daughter, Noelle Corinne, just before 5 a.m. at John Muir Medical Center. The safe delivery marked the happy end of the couple’s quest to become parents again after the deaths of their children, 10-year-old Troy and 7-year-old Alana, in October 2003. “It’s a big relief,” Robert Pack said. “We are totally ready.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
18. Croatia – Davor Šuker – 45 goals 20 20 19. Costa Rica – Rolando Fonseca 47 goals 20 20 20 13. England – Wayne Rooney – 53 goals 20 Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s all-time record goal scorer on Thursday after netting the opening goal in his side’s 1-1 draw against Germany in the Confederations Cup.The Arsenal man continues to shine brightly on the world stage and has been strongly linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer.But Sanchez will have unlikely been thinking about a summer move when he was creating history for the South American nation.Here, talkSPORT takes a look through the archives to give you the all-time record goal scorers for each of FIFA’s top 20 ranked nations. Stats are correct as of 26/6/2017 16. Uruguay – Luis Suárez – 47 goals 3. Germany – Miroslav Klose – 71 goals 15. Peru – Paolo Guerrero – 32 goals 20 20 12. Italy – Luigi Riva – 35 goals 20. Egypt – Hossam Hassan – 68 goals 13. Wales – Ian Rush – 28 goals 20 20 5. Colombia – Radamel Falcao – 26 goals 20 20 20 20 17. Mexico – Javier Hernández – 48 goals 20 2. Argentina – Lionel Messi – 57 goals 20 20 7. Belgium – Bernard Voorhoof – 31 goals 4. Chile – Alexis Sanchez – 38 goals 20 10. Spain – David Villa – 59 goals 9. Switzerland – Alexander Frei – 42 goals 8. Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo – 75 goals 20 10. Poland – W?odzimierz Luba?ski – 48 goals 20 6. France – Thierry Henry – 51 goals 1. Brazil – Pele – 77 goals
McFadden’s Pharmacy are celebrating the launch of their fantastic new website, by a hosting a series of exciting events, and competition giveaways. They’re launching their brilliant new website www.mcfaddenspharmacy.com and to celebrate management have decided to run a fantastic competitionALL customers who place an order on-line in both November and December, will be automatically entered into a draw for a FULL REFUND for one lucky person. They’ve also launched a daily draw for an amazing luxury skincare hamper.Entry is guaranteed with every in-store purchase made. 🙂Finally, to top it all off, they’ll be having Gary Gamble broadcast live from Highland radio at their Letterkenny Shopping Centre branch.The broadcast kicks off from 1:30-3:30 pm. It will be followed by a delicious wine and cheese reception from 5-8pm.So make sure and stop in at McFadden’s Pharmacy Letterkenny this week, and help them to celebrate the launch of their new website.WIN A FREE LUXURY SKINCARE HAMPER AS MCFADDEN’S PHARMACY CELEBRATE WEBSITE LAUNCH was last modified: November 5th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesMcFADDENS PHARMACYnewsWebsite Re-launch
2 February 2015Promising young girl coders from Khayelitsha met the Twitter vice-president for engineering, Nandini Ramani, to discuss how to pitch a business idea and how to use social media to grow their success.Ramani was among a group of 40 of the top women in technology from around the world at the gathering, which took place on 29 January at the Bandwidth Barn. The women, from TechWomen, are in South Africa to meet the country’s leaders in information and communications technology and discuss women’s roles in the sector.TechWomen is a mentorship programme that supports female leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem). “The idea is to bridge connections and encourage women and girls to pursue careers in Stem,” said TechWomen representative Kelsi Ward.About 60 girls and women joined the meeting, where the TechWomen shared their experiences of working in some of the biggest and most innovative companies in the world.The young coders were from GirlHype, an organisation that aims to empower young women and girls with digital and media education skills. The Bandwidth Barn tests incubation models that work best in a community environment and that support the local community’s needs.The visitors included professionals from Symantec, Juniper Networks and Twitter.Ramani spoke about programming and opportunities for women in technology. “I’m here to learn and share some of my own experiences,” she said. “I grew up in India where there are a lot of obstacles for women and I still persevered. I fully believe technology is as important as good clean water and housing.”The visitors showed the girls how to put together a motherboard. They also discussed programming languages and how to turn technology into a business.Successful TechWomen outreach programmes also took place in Johannesburg and Pretoria, and the women met a team from Silicon Cape. “Cape Town is similar to Silicon Valley with the amount of start-ups it has,” said TechWomen mentor Diane Manning.TechWomen, a US initiative launched by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in 2011, empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of female leaders in Stem from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. It provides them with the access and opportunity they need to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.It works through mentorship and exchange and exposes girls to female role models in Stem. Stem skills, the group says, are widely needed across a variety of trade and professional occupations. “Students who choose a Stem-related major can expect to enter a market where the number of jobs is projected to grow twice as fast as jobs in other fields over the next five years, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.”In addition, women in Stem jobs earn 33% more than those in non-Stem occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men. Stem careers also offer women the opportunity to engage in some of the most exciting realms of discovery and technological innovation. Increasing opportunities for women in these fields is an important step towards realising greater economic success and equality for women across the board.SAinfo reporter