PNG’s top three snooker players to leave for Australia

first_imgPNG champion, Geua John, Helen Samuel and Madeleine Kaina will go up against Australia’s best in the Championships that is sanctioned by the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF).The trio will be managed by Women in Snooker President, Bobbie McCarthy.PNG Billiards and Snooker Association (PNGBSA) vice president, John Chan said the Championships will provide the opportunity for the three to gauge where they are on the international level.He added that there will not a men’s team sent to the Championships.The Championships will run from the 8th- 11th of October. The trio will return the next day to Port Moresby.last_img

MPs, former GRDB members

first_img… released on 0,000 bail each… lawyers argue politically inspired charges, lack of evidenceSix former members of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) were on Friday charged with fraudulent omission. The charge came one day after they had been summoned by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) for questioning in relation to the operations of the GRDB between the years 2011 and 2015.People’s Progressive Party Members of Parliament Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall; former Deputy General Manager of GRDB, Ricky Ramraj; former GRDB General Manager Jagnarine Singh; former GRDB Board member Badrie Persaud; and former Deputy Permanent Secretary (Finance) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Prema Roopnarine, appeared on Friday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer a string of charges to which they were not required to plead.The first charge they face allege that, in 2011, the defendants omitted to enter some $52 million in the GRDB ledger; while the second charge stated that the then board members omitted to enter a sum of $77.3 million into the said ledger.Other charges read that between the years 2014 and 2015, the sums of $130 million, $9.7 million and $145 million were respectively omitted from the GRDB register.The former members of the GRDB were flanked by executive members of the PPP/C, who flooded the courtroom in support of their comrades. They were represented by a team of attorneys comprising Priya Manickchand, Anil Nandlall, Sase Gunraj and Glenn Hanoman.The defendants were each placed on $500,000 bail by the Chief Magistrate, who cast a deaf ear to the pleas of the lawyers to have their clients released on their own recognizance.PoliticsSpeaking to media operatives following the proceedings, Nandlall contended that the charges should not have been instituted because there allegedly is no evidence to support them.He questioned why only five persons were selected from a 16-member board and charged.And Opposition Parliamentarian and Attorney-at-law, Priya Manickchand, deemed the charges “politically inspired” by the APNU/AFC government in efforts to shut down the Opposition and distract the country from Government’s failed policies and mismanagement.last_img read more

Championship news: Leeds sign former England goalkeeper

first_img1 Championship side Leeds United have completed the signing of former England international goalkeeper Robert Green.The 36-year-old, who was released by QPR at the end of last season, has signed a one-year deal with Garry Monk’s Championship side.Leeds become Green’s fourth club, after making over 200 appearances for both Norwich and West Ham before joining QPR in 2012.Green told his new side’s website: “This is one of those opportunities where the first phone call asking if you want to come and play for Leeds is a very quick one. It was a ‘yes’ straightaway.“I’m thrilled to be here. I’ve spoken to the manager and I know what he’s got in store and what he’s planning.”Green follows Monk’s summer signings in Kyle Bartley, Sporting Lisbon forward Hadi Sacko and Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson to Elland Road. Rob Green: Leeds will be his fourth club, having previously played for Norwich, West Ham and QPR last_img read more

Colombia v Japan: Preview, team news, and radio commentary

first_img 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade latest When is Colombia v Japan?This match will take place on Tuesday, June 19.It will kick-off at 1pm UK time.The Mordovia Arena will host the clash.How can I listen live?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action on talkSPORT as it happens. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Most Read in Football Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade RANKED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Who are the key players?James Rodriguez has had mixed fortunes since winning the Golden Boot at the last World Cup.We all remember that volley against Uruguay in the last 16, a strike forever etched in World Cup history.It was one of six goals that landed him a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid shortly afterwards, but he has since fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu.A timely loan to Bayern Munich has seen the attacking midfielder return to the form that saw him excel in 2014 – bagging seven goals and 11 assists in the Bundesliga this season.Colombia will undoubtedly be a force if he shows up in Russia.Leicester’s Shinji Okazaki is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League and he could be the difference for Japan up front. Japan have a tough group and their preparations have been turbulent to say the least, but the striker has that all-important know-how and will be a nightmare for any defence to cope with.Confirmed line-upsColombia: Ospina, Arias, Dávinson Sánchez, Murillo, Mojica, Sánchez, Lerma, Cuadrado, Quintero, Izquierdo, Falcao.Japan: Kawashima, Shoji, Nagatomo, H. Sakai, Yoshida, Shibasaki, Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui, Hasebe, Osako. BEST OF England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Shinji Kagawa has reignited his career at Dortmund after a disappointing spell at Old Trafford revealed smart causal silverware James Rodriguez is expected to be a huge hit for Colombia this summer talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. who plays? Colombia will kick off their 2018 World Cup campaign with a match against Japan.With no stand-out contenders for glory in Group H, which also includes Poland and Senegal, all four teams will be hopeful of progressing to the next round. 2 predicted gameday cracker NEW ERA Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more

Stats reveal the correct result of every Premier League gameweek nine fixture

first_imgPremier League gameweek nine is almost over with just Arsenal and Leicester City left to play.We had some excellent encounters over the weekend with Chelsea and Manchester United playing out a thriller. 6 shining Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 6 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Wolves vs WatfordReal result: 0-2xG result: 0.46-1.07Huddersfield vs LiverpoolReal result: 0-1xG result: 0.62-0.67 It was a frustrating day for Joe Hart Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 6 huge blow Newcastle vs BrightonReal result: 0-1xG result: 1.71-0.62West Ham vs TottenhamReal result: 0-1xG result: 0.54-1.12 6 Bournemouth vs SouthamptonReal result: 0-0xG result: 0.88-0.59Cardiff vs FulhamReal result: 4-2xG result: 1.75-0.95Manchester City vs BurnleyReal result: 5-0xG result: 4.48-0.31 REVEALED Mohamed Salah celebrates after tucking away a chance in the first half tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REAL DEAL Latest Premier League News REVEALED no dice Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team may have been lucky to score so many in that match, or come up against a poor defence.So, how did every team perform compared to their xG in the ninth round of Premier League matches? Find out below thanks to shot-based expected goals statistics from…Chelsea vs Manchester UnitedReal result: 2-2xG result: 2.15-0.75 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 6 Elsewhere, Liverpool got back to winning ways and Mohamed Salah got the ball into the back of the net, which should take some heat off the Egyptian, despite a tight clash against Huddersfield.One could argue the Terriers deserved at least a draw, or possibly all three points. but were the results in the Premier League this weekend backed up by performances?‘Expected goals’ is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match, with every shot taken given an ‘expected goal’ value based on the difficulty of the attempt. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? gameday cracker Erik Lamela celebrates scoring against West Ham. Martial was at the double Mohamed Salah got back on the scoresheet against Huddersfield. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January deals Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Everton vs Crystal PalaceReal result: 2-0xG result: 1.61-1.04 whoops Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 6 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Was Everton’s win deserved, according to stats? last_img read more

Bika round of 16 fixtures released

first_img Tags: Bika bya Buganda 2019 Nkima Clan are the defending champions of the Bika bya Buganda football tournament. (Agency Photo)Bika Bya Buganda Football tournamentRound of 16-Monday, 1st July 2019: Mbogo Vs Musu or Lugave-Wednesday, 3rd July 2019: Ffumbe Vs Ngeye-Thursday, 4th July 2019: Nkima Vs Nvuma or Nakisinge-Friday, 5th July 2019: Mpindi Vs Ngonge or Ngabi Nyunga-Monday, 8th July 2019: Butiko or Kobe Vs Nsenene-Wednesday, 10th July 2019: Mmamba Kakooboza or Ngabi Nsamba Vs Kinyomo-Thursday, 11th July 2019: Nte Vs Kibe or Nkerebwe-Friday, 12th July 2019: Mammba Namakaka Vs NjovuWANKULUKUKU – The round of 16 fixtures for the Bika Bya Baganda football tournament was released following the draws held at Muteesa ll Stadium, Wankulukuku.The matches kick start on 1st July 2019 when Mbogo takes on the winner between Musu and Lugave.On Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, Ffumbe, 1-0 winners over Ntalaganya in the second round takes on Ngeye.The winner between Nvuma and Nakisinge will take on the reigning champions Nkima on Thursday, 4th July 2019.This will be followed by Mpindi against Ngonge or Ngabi Nyunga on Friday, 5th July 2019.Butiko or Kobe takes on Nsenene on Monday, 8th July 2019On Wednesday, 10th July 2019, it will be Mmamba Kakooboza or Ngabi Nsamba against Kinyomo.On the subsequent day (Thursday, 11th July 2019), Nte will face the winner between Kibe or Nkerebwe.The last round of 16 games will see record champions Mammba Namakaka (Gabunga) take on Njovu on Friday, 12th July 2019.Mammba Namakaka out-witted Nkusu 2-1 in the first round encounter at Mutesa II Wankulukuku Stadium in a duel that kicked off very late (one hour late than the official 4 PM kick off time).Skipper Farouk Musisi, a former Lweza, SC Villa and Nkola Blades (Zambia) player opened the scoring for Mmammba Namakaka with a long-range strike.Proline captain Noordin Bunjo rounded up the goalkeeper for the second goal for Mmammba to crown the day.Nkima is the defending championBIKA FOOTBALL PAST WINNERS1950:Mbogo1951:Ngabi Nsamba1952:Mmamba Gabunga1953: Not Held1954:Not Held1955:Kkobe1956:Mmamba Gabunga1957: Nyonyi Nyange1958: Ngeye1959: Mmamba Gabunga1960: Ffumbe1961: Bbalangira and Kkobe1962: Nkima1963: Not Held1964: Mmamba Gabunga1965: Mmamba Gabunga1987: Ngabi Nsamba1988: Lugave1989: Mmamba Gabunga1990: Lugave1991: Ngeye1992: Ngeye1993: Nkima1994: Mmamba Gabunga1995: Lugave1996: Mpindi1997: Nnyonyi1998: Lugave1999: Lugave2000: Mpologoma2001: Ngo2002: Mpologoma2003: Mmamba Gabunga2004:Lugave2005: Ffumbe2006: Mpindi2007: Ngabi Nsamba2008: Kkobe2009: Ffumbe2010: Nte2011: Mmamba Gabunga2012: Ngeye2013: Ngabi Nsamba2014: Mmamba Gabunga2015: Mbogo2016: Nte2017: Nte2018: Nkima Comments last_img read more

KCCA FC, Proline learn continental fate, land north African opponents

first_imgKCCA FC will face an Algerian side in the next round. (PHOTO/File)Uganda’s continental representatives KCCA FC and Proline will take on North African opposition in the playoff round of the CAF Confederations Cup.This was confirmed on Wednesday night as the draws were conducted in Cairo, Egypt.KCCA FC will take on Algerian side Paradou and will play the first leg at home.For Proline, they face Al Nasry of Libya and play away from home in the first leg.The first legs of both encounters will be played on the last weekend of November while the return legs take place a week later.To get to this round, KCCA FC dropped out of the CAF Champions League after losing to Angolan side Petro de Luanda in the first round of qualification. They had overcome African Stars in the first round after receiving a bye in the preliminary stage.For Proline, they overcame Rwandese side AS Kigali in the second round of the Confederations cup. Proline had take care of Masters Security in the round prior.Paradou, eliminated Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien 3-1 on aggregate to reach this stage.Al Nasry hurtled from the Champions league following a defeat against Raja Casablanca.Winners of the tie over two legs will advance to the Group Stages of the 2019/20 CAF Confederations Cup.The Draw In Full-Horoya AC (Guinea) vs Bandari FC (Kenya)-Young Africans (Tanzania) vs Pyramids FC (Egypt)-Enyimba(Nigeria) vs TS Galaxy (South Africa)-Generation Foot/Zamalek vs Esae FC (Benin)-Asante Kotoko (Ghana) vs FC San Pedro (Ivory Coast)-KCCA (Uganda) vs Paradou AC (Algeria)-Gor Mahia (Kenya) vs DC Motema Pembe (DR Congo)-UD Songo (Mozambique) vs Bidvest Wits (South Africa)-Djoliba AC (Mali) vs Elect Sport (Chad)-Hassania Agadir (Morocco) vs Green Eagles (Zambia)-Zanaco (Zambia) vs Cano Sport (Equatorial Guinea)-RS Berkane (Morocco) vs Fosa Juniors (Madagascar)-El Masry (Egypt) vs Cote D’or (Seychelles)-Enugu Rangers(Nigeria) vs ASC Kara (Togo)-FC Nouadhibou (Mauritania) vs Triangle FC (Zimbabwe)-Al Nasr(Libya) vs Proline FC (Uganda)Comments Tags: CAF Champions LeagueCAF Confederations CupKCCA FCproline fctoplast_img read more

Latest: Chelsea 1 Man Utd 0 – Blues within sight of crucial win

first_imgEden Hazard scored against the run of play to put Chelsea ahead at Stamford Bridge, where a victory would take them 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.Hazard struck eight minutes before half-time when he finished off a fine move by firing past keeper David De Gea.After John Terry got the better of the unimpressive Radamel Falcao near the halfway line, Cesc Fabregas played the ball to Oscar and the Brazilian cleverly back-heeled in to the path of Hazard, who had drifted in from the left.Manchester United had looked the more dangerous side and almost took an early lead when Luke Shaw broke clear on the left and pulled the ball back for Wayne Rooney, who curled a shot just wide of the target.The England forward’s left-footed effort struck the stanchion behind the goal, leaving the visiting fans at the opposite of the end of the ground – and De Gea – briefly believing their team had gone ahead.United, still mathematically in with a chance of winning the title, did most of the early pressing and Paddy McNair’s shot went wide after taking a deflection off Blues skipper Terry.With Diego Costa and Loic Remy still out injured, Didier Drogba is again leading the line for Chelsea, who have Kurt Zouma in midfield and lacked fluency before scoring with their first real chance of the game – Hazard’s 18th goal of the season.His 19th almost followed 10 minutes into the second half.Drogba’s shot deflected off United defender Chris Smalling and over De Gea, and Hazard hit the bar from an awkward angle as he tried to divert the ball into the net at the far post.Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Matic, Oscar (Ramires 67), Fabregas, Hazard, Drogba. Subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Cuadrado, Willian, Solanke.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers pregame: Pros/cons of a Josh Gordon trade; Lions inactivate Ansah

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Josh Gordon reportedly wants to join the 49ers now that his troubled but talented career is ending with the Cleveland Browns.And the 49ers may have interest. General manager John Lynch told reporters before Sunday’s home opener that the 49ers have made a call inquiring about Gordon and he declined further comment, according to The Athletic.Gordon was inactive for the Browns game Sunday, and even though the Browns have said they’ll release him Monday, he could get traded. His …last_img

Warriors’ Splash Brothers meet the Bad Boys in new TV special

first_imgAt a time when many old-school NBA stars tend to diss current players and the style of today’s game, it’s rather refreshing to hear Hall-of-Famer Isiah Thomas acknowledge the skills of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.“We concede,” he tells the Warriors’ guards in the early moments of a new NBA TV special. “We know we ain’t the best shooters!”Thomas and his old backcourt mate, Joe Dumars, sit down with Curry and Thompson for a lively, hourlong conversation during “Splash Brothers & Bad Boys.” …last_img