16 rugby clubs made up of youths living in Ranuguri settlement in the Motu Koitabu area gather every weekend at the Kone field to participate.The clubs include competition leaders Cowboys, Black Knights, Panthers, Compound Tigers, Saints, Namo Dogs and Kouri.The competition incorporates rules of rugby league and touch football and is run by the community from funds raised by the youths.There are eight matches to go before the competition enters round two with the grand final expected during the festive season.Match official and president of the Ranuguri Touch Larry Saea said the aim of the competition is to keep youths busy and away from crime and illegal activities.Saea said this also brings the community together with families and mothers able to sell their goods to earn an income, and encourages youths to play sports and live a healthy life.“I also want to get youth physically fit and exposed to other competition so they can at least one day represent the National Capital District at the PNG Games.“I want them to have the opportunity to represent PNG at international events including the Pacific Games as they have a lot of talent,” Saea said.He added that the youths are always well behaved during the matches every weekend and even the supporters are always well behaved.
Click here to listen to a post-game interview with Jon Zacks and Flyers coach Adam Brash. [asset|aid=1181|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b33b327abd57af712f7f6e44135139c6-Adam Brash Interview_1_Pub.mp3]Click here to listen to a post-game interview with Jon Zacks and Flyer Tyler Loney. [asset|aid=1182|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b33b327abd57af712f7f6e44135139c6-Tyler Loney Interview_2_Pub.mp3]Game two goes on Friday night, at the Red Deer Arena. Catch the game live on MooseFM, with the pregame starting at 5:45 PST, and the puck set to drop at 6:30 PST. The Flyers knew before they arrived that the first 20 minutes of game one of the McKenzie Cup would be big test. And when the big day arrived, the Flyers looked nervous and outmatched in the first period, falling behind 4-0 by the time the first intermission arrived.Ryan Manitowich scored the first goal of the McKenzie Cup, when he took a nice lead pass from defenceman Brett Thurston, and skated in alone on Flyers starter Chad Vizzutti, beating the netminder with a snap-shot to the stick side. Soon, it was the Generals powerplay going to work. Kevin Smyth notched the first powerplay marker, when he beat Vizzutti on a wrap-around, to double the lead. Kurt Bensmiller was a factor all game long, particularly for his strong play in front of Vizzutti, but he also scored a powerplay marker, when he fired home a rebound. Vizzutti lost his stick on the play, and argued that he had been interfered with by Bensmiller, but his argument fell on deaf ears, and the Generals led 3-0. Kevin Smyth rounded out the first period scoring, when he walked out unmolested from behind the net, and fired a puck through a screened Vizzutti, for the third powerplay goal of the period, and a 4-0 lead through 20 minutes.But, in the second, the Flyers would find their game. Arlo Hadland got the ball rolling, by stripping a General attacker, and firing a quick outlet pass to Todd Alexander. Todd busted down the right wing, but rather than barging to the net, put on the brakes and slid a centring pass to his cousin David, who jammed it past Cody Rudkowsky. Rudkowsky got the start after joining Bentley from the Stony Plain Eagles, for whom he was named provincial playdown MVP for his stellar work against the Generals in the playoffs. Ian Munro got the Flyers within two, when he deflected a Ryan Carter point-shot, for the Flyers first and only powerplay goal of the game. Soon after, Paul Wiens fired a rocket off the post, just missing a chance to further close the gap, and the second period ended with the Generals still ahead 4-2.- Advertisement -In the third period, the Generals felt the Flyers turning up their game, and retreated into a defensive shell. The Flyers continued to press, but couldn’t seem to get many shots towards the net of Ruskowsky, due to excellent pressure from the defensive forwards from Bentley. Finally, Chris Martini sealed the win for Bentley, when a General point-shot hit a leg and bounced to Martini, who fired it past a wrong-footed Vizzutti. Chad Vizzutti wouldn’t go down quietly though, as he made quite possibly the save of the season, when he slid across his goal and somehow gloved-down a seeminly automatic scoring chance from Kurt Bensmiller. The save drew an ovation from the Red Deer crowd, who went home happy, after a 5-2 win from the Generals.As with the 2008 McKenzie Cup, the Generals defence continued to be a game story, as they stymied numerous Fort St. John scoring chances. The Generals blocked shots, but also seemed to always be in the shooting lanes, not allowing the Flyers point men enough chances to shoot the puck.Special teams were also a major factor in the game, with the Generals 3/8 on the powerplay, and the Flyers just 1/8, including 2 5-on-3 advantages. The Generals outshot the Flyers 38-29, and take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series. Click here to listen to a game 1 highlights package. [asset|aid=1180|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b33b327abd57af712f7f6e44135139c6-Flyers lose 5-2 to the Generals_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement
Simone Scuffet Liverpool’s hopes of signing Simone Scuffet have been dashed after Udinese revealed he will be their number one goalkeeper next season.The 18-year-old has been tipped for a big future and has already been likened to Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon.This season the youngster has played second fiddle to Orestis Karnezis as he continues his development.But, Udinese director Andrea Carnevale has revealed that will change next season as Scuffet becomes the Italian club’s number one goalkeeper.“Karnezis could’ve gone to Benfica last summer, but Andrea Stramaccioni decided to focus on his international experience,” Carnevale told TeleRadioStereo.“Now he can go to a more important club. Our future is Simone Scuffet.“We’ve been preserving him, as a season working as understudy to Karnezis has helped him to grow.” 1
Well-known Letterkenny man Pascal Blake is expected to be named the next Mayor of the town.The highly-respected nurse and undertaker is tipped to take over the Mayor’s chain of office from current mayor Cllr Dessie Larkin.Cllr Blake is a relative newcomer to the political scene having been co-opted onto the council in June 2011 to replace outgoing councillor Jimmy Harte. Cllr Blake took over the Labour seat on the council as Cllr Harte took his seat in Seanad Eireann.Cllr Blake comes form the well-known Blake family who have many political and cultural ties with the Cathedral Town.Meanwhile outgoing Mayor Larkin will perform his last official function when he affords a civic reception to his brother-in-law Jason Black on Thursday next.Mayor Larkin, who is completing his second term as Mayor, told Donegal Daily that he had enjoyed his term in his office and thanked all his councillors for their support. PASCAL BLAKE EXPECTED TO BE NAMED NEW MAYOR OF LETTERKENNY was last modified: June 22nd, 2013 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)
Voodoo staff will b seeing out in Letterkenny tonight in aid of the Simon Community.Voodoo Venue staff in Letterkenny will be braving the wet and windy weather tonight in the Market Square taking part in a street sleep to raise funds and awareness for the North West Simon Community.The charity provides supportive service. At all stages of homelessness and helping people rebuild their lives and am power the to secure a safe home.With close to 5,000 people sleeping rough across the country every night the served of Simon can be rather stretched.Voodoo will also be hosting a bucket collection this weekend in the bar, and encourage customers to spare their loose change for this worthy reality!! Various companies, societies, clubs, and individuals from Donegal will be taking part in the street sleep tonight and there’s a great buzz in the town regarding this event..VOODOO STAFF TO JOIN IN SLEEP-OUT FOR SIMON COMMUNITY was last modified: October 2nd, 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) Tags:letterkennysell-outSimon CommunityVoodoo Vnue
This is the bloody scene after a man was seriously assaulted in Letterkenny in the early hours of this morning.The assault took place just after 2am at the town’s Lower Main Street and blood can clearly be seen at the side of a local butcher’s shop following the attack.A man in his 20s was seriously assaulted and was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital by ambulance. Both the Gardai and ambulance personnel rushed to the scene of the assault this morning.Gardai sealed off the area last night but that had been lifted by earlier today.However locals passing the scene could still see signs of the savage assault.There is little detail on the man’s condition in hospital although it is believed he is serious. One eye-witness, who came across the scene just moments after the assault, told Donegaldaily.com what she saw.“I just saw the man being put into the ambulance and he was covered in blood.“Gardai were sealing off the little lane where the man was found. I don’t know what happened but he looked to be in very bad shape,” said the woman.EndsBLOODY SCENE LEAVES SIGNS OF BRUTAL ASSAULT IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: September 26th, 2011 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:assaultletterkenny
GLENCOLMCILLE man Adrian Byrne didn’t realise it at the time.But a prank played on him by friends has turned him into an internet sensation.Almost 15,000 people have now watched how a sleeping Adrian was disturbed by prankster friends on a bus.Click Play to watch it. DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL BUS PRANK GOES VIRAL ON INTERNET was last modified: January 29th, 2013 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:DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL BUS PRANK GOES VIRAL ON INTERNET
“Her personal qualities of character and work ethic fit perfectly into who we are as a school and program, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her join us next fall.” The Master’s College men’s basketball player Isaiah Kottke spent this past summer in Costa Rica, playing for SCORE International, a ministry that provides spiritual help to impoverished youths. “The best part was seeing people’s lives change through our testimonies and the power of the word of God. It was amazing,” Kottke said. The first of three Valencia freshman baseball tryouts is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Sept. 19 on the varsity field. Hopefuls should bring a glove, bat and shoes. There’s nothing like starting off with a nice run on the beach. Perhaps that’s why Saugus High opens the cross country season at the Seaside Invitational in Ventura at 2 p.m. Friday. Santa Clarita Christian High has switched its home football site to Canyon High after playing home games at First Lutheran in Sylmar over the past few seasons. Santa Clarita Christian opens its eight-man football season against visiting Discovery Prep of Pacoima at 7 p.m. Saturday at Canyon. Discovery Prep played an early first game, defeating first-year program Whitewater 26-20 last week. Former Valencia baseball pitcher Garrett Rieck, who played one year at Cal State Northridge followed by a season at Santa Ana College, has transferred to Division II power Chico State. Phillip Jefferson, a promising Canyon High football player, has moved to Texas for family reasons. The junior linebacker might return next season. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or email@example.com. The fax is (661) 257-5262. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Enrique Lopez, the only athletic director Valencia High has ever known, is leaving to take an administrative position at Placerita Junior High, pending approval at tonight’s school board meeting. “I feel great. It’s a great opportunity,” said Lopez, 52, who’s been at Valencia for 12 years since the school opened. “I’ll miss the sports and the coaches at Valencia but this is a promotion and an opportunity I had to take advantage of. I’ve been wanting to get into administration for the last couple of years.” Brian Stiman, a campus teacher who retired as Valencia’s head football coach in January, is slated to take the A.D. job on an interim basis. “It’s a great move for Enrique. They asked me if I would take over, and I said I would,” said Stiman, 48. “They still plan to open the position in three to six months, and I’m going to take a look at things this year, then I’ll see where I’m at from a personal and family standpoint.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Stiman was 67-41 as a varsity football coach over 10 seasons, guiding Valencia to three Southern Section final appearances over the past six years. His final game was a loss to Mission Viejo in the Div. II championship in December at Anaheim Stadium. Annie Gillespie, an all-league girls’ basketball player at Clovis West High near Fresno, has committed to The Master’s College. “I knew (The Master’s) was the right place for me,” Gillespie said. “I am excited to be there. I knew I didn’t want to be anywhere else.” Gillespie, a versatile 6-foot guard, averaged 10.9 points, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals as a junior this past season, helping Clovis West to a 16-12 record. “It excites me to have her coming to The Master’s,” Master’s coach Ken Sugarman said. “In program history, we had only one other player that could play all five positions. Annie brings that same talent and ability to where she can fill multiple roles for us.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Calling all skid steer and track loader operators! It’s time to show your skills at the rodeo — the Skid Steer Rodeo, presented by Apple Farm Service.Are you the best skid steer or track loader operator? Apple Farm Service will be at the Clark County, Preble County, Auglaize County, and Darke County Fairs to find out.Contestants will be timed as they finish a series of obstacles while operating a skid steer or track loader provided by Apple Farm Service. These obstacles might include tasks like scoring a soccer goal, stacking a handful of pallets, lifting a bucket of water without spilling, and other fun-to-watch obstacles. The operator with the fastest time will walk away as the best operator in the county. First prize will win $150, second prize is $100, and third prize is $50.Come and watch as these contestants show off their skills in front of the grandstand. Admission to watch the Apple Farm Service Skid Steer Rodeo is free. There is a $10 entry fee to compete as an operator. Competitors must be 18 years and older, and pass a short operators test before the competition.Join us for the Skid Steer Rodeo, presented by Apple Farm Service at:Clark County Fair — Wednesday, July 25 , 7 p.m. at the GrandstandPreble County Fair — Monday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at the GrandstandAuglaize County Fair — Saturday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m. at the GrandstandDarke County Fair — Thursday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Grandstand.Learn more, register, and view full contest rules at AppleFarmService.com/Rodeo. Only the first 30 registrations per fair will be accepted. You may not register for more than one fair.Are you the best skid steer or track loader operator in the county? Now’s your chance to take home the bragging rights and $150 cash prize with Apple Farm Service’s Skid Steer Rodeos.
Even as the Congress government in Punjab is preparing to roll out its much touted farm debt waiver scheme on January 7, several farmer groups are alleging that the State is resorting to “favouritism” in preparing the “eligibility list”.The politics surrounding this issue has also started gaining momentum ahead of the launch of the scheme with the Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday accusing the Congress of betraying the beleaguered farmers of the State.As many as seven farmer unions, including Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan), Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakunda), Bharatiya Kisan Union (Krantikari), Punjab Kisan Sangrash Committee (Azad) and Kirti Kisan Union, have threatened to launch protests if the government plays “politics of favouritism” while implementing the farm debt waiver scheme.List scrutiny“They (Congress) promised complete loan waiver to farmers during the Assembly election campaign but after coming to power they took a U-turn and announced to give partial waiver. Now, even while giving this partial waiver if they deliberately ignore genuine beneficiaries (farmers) it is most unfortunate and shameful,” said Surjit Singh, State president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Krantikari).Mr. Singh alleged there have been several instances where farmers, who are eligible for the waiver, have been left out of the list being prepared under the debt waiver scheme. “We have decided to collect and scrutinise the eligibility list of beneficiaries from villages across the State to ensure that only genuine farmers get the benefit. We would launch State-wide protest if the government tries to give benefit to the ineligible,” he added.SAD demands inquiry The Punjab government’s scheme in its first phase envisages to waive off debts of marginal farmers, having land up to 2.5 acres and with a loan up to ₹2 lakh. Loans given by cooperative banks would be waived under the scheme.Former Akali Minister Bikram Singh Majithia has accused the Congress legislators of hijacking the crop loan waiver scheme by “leaving out small and marginal farmers from it”.“The farmers themselves have exposed this fraud by revealing how the Congress favourites have been included in the scheme, even as eligible indebted farmers with less than five acres of land have been kept out,” he said. “There should be an independent inquiry into what seems like a scam and the perpetrators, who are making money out of the misery of indebted farmers, should be brought to book,” said Mr. Majithia.