Snodgrass ready for survival battle

first_img Norwich reacted to last Saturday’s loss to fellow strugglers West Brom by sacking Chris Hughton and replacing him with youth team coach Neil Adams, who takes charge of his first game at Fulham. The Canaries are five points clear of the drop zone, and Fulham, with five games remaining, and a win at Craven Cottage could be decisive. Robert Snodgrass is ready to go to war for Norwich on Saturday as his side aim to preserve their Barclays Premier League status. Snodgrass gave a similarly rousing and passionate speech last month, with nine games to go, ahead of the loss at Southampton. “There’s so many times we’ve spoken and not put it into action,” Snodgrass added. “I hear too much about what other teams can do. We’ve got players in this team who can hurt teams. “We’ve shown it on a few occasions and it’s up to us now to try to get those men scoring goals, creating chances and hopefully the new gaffer can do it.” Norwich have just two away wins all season and are bidding to end a six-match losing streak on the road with a first win over Fulham since March 1986. With a daunting final four matches against Liverpool at home, Manchester United away, Chelsea away and Arsenal at home, pressure is piled on the Fulham fixture. Snodgrass, who maintains Norwich can beat anyone, added: “People speak about five cup finals. We’ll approach every single game believing we can win the game and it’s our cup final. “There’s no hiding place. Let’s go and have a go.” Adams knows the club intimately and the players must swiftly embrace the new man, according to Snodgrass. “We will move forward and we’re fully behind the new manager as a team,” Snodgrass added. “The new manager’s come in, he’s got his ideas, buy into it fast, roll your sleeves up and let’s have a go.” Hughton released a statement, through the League Managers’ Association, on Wednesday insisting he could keep Norwich in the top-flight and the timing of his departure was questioned. The Norwich players learned of the sackings of Hughton and his assistants Colin Calderwood and Paul Trollope by text message on Saturday and are now looking only forward. “We can’t affect that,” Snodgrass added. “As players you get told last. Then it’s a case of there’s a new person in charge, on you go. “From a players’ point a view, you shouldn’t be giving any more or any less. “You should be giving your all every single day. It doesn’t matter who’s in charge. “Hopefully we can get the new manager off to a winning start on Saturday. “He’s got Norwich in his blood. He knows exactly what it means to the fans and that’s what we should all think about, what it means to this city. “What it means for this club staying in the Premier League and for us, as players, as well. “Some of us might never get that chance again to play there (in the Premier League).” The importance of Saturday’s fixture is not lost on Snodgrass. “It is a battle of who wants it most,” the Scotland winger said. “Who wants to keep their club in the Premier League. I’m relishing it, I can’t wait. “It’s now or never to try to get a result. It doesn’t come any bigger than this. “They’ll come out all guns blazing. I don’t care what way the game is (played), just give every single thing you’ve got. “It’s time for characters, leaders, everything you’ve possibly got. “It’s a time for heroes. I want to be that person. I want to be the person that keeps Norwich in the Premier League. “I want to be part of that. I don’t want to be part of a side that gets relegated.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Herrera sees room for improvement

first_img The travelling contingent at Newcastle on Wednesday night had to wait 89 minutes for their reward, when Ashley Young fired home a last-gasp winner to finally kill off the Magpies. Home keeper Tim Krul had earlier made a string of fine saves – opposite number David de Gea had to be equally vigilant – to push the visitors all the way to the wire before they claimed a 1-0 victory. Herrera told MUTV: “I think we deserved to win. We deserved to score before and we were a little bit disappointed at half-time because we should have been winning. “We created chances, we kept the ball and we didn’t give a lot of chances away – I think only one in the first half, in the last minute. But now we are very happy. “When you win in the last minute, you are very happy. But I think we have to improve, we have to score earlier because our fans are suffering too much.” On an eventful night at St James’ Park, United enjoyed the better of the possession but were unable to make it tell, as skipper Wayne Rooney uncharacteristically passed up two first-half opportunities and saw Krul save from Marouane Fellaini and then, in the space of seconds, Fellaini and Young. Newcastle were aggrieved not to have been awarded a 10th-minute penalty for what looked like a clear trip by Chris Smalling on Emmanuel Riviere, and the first half ended in controversy with Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse appearing to spit in each other’s direction after an off-the-ball confrontation. The Magpies looked to have battled their way to a hard-fought point but, with seconds of normal time remaining, Mehdi Abeid stabbed an unwise back-pass towards the unsuspecting Krul, who could only deliver the ball to Young’s feet, and he made no mistake with the goal at his mercy. Victory proved all the more sweet for the visitors with top four rivals Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham all collecting three points on the night, as Southampton had done 24 hours earlier. Herrera said: “It felt much more important after the game than before. When I was looking at the results of our rivals I thought it was a very, very important victory because Arsenal won, Liverpool won, Tottenham won, Southampton won. Midfielder Ander Herrera has admitted Manchester United need to be more ruthless to end the suffering of their fans. “You know the battle for the top four is going to be very hard but I think we are in the right way, because we are winning the games through [possession of] the ball and creating more chances than our opponent.” United’s elation was in stark contrast to the despondency they left behind on Tyneside, although Newcastle head coach John Carver was able to take positives from a gritty display, and the return of midfielder Jonas Gutierrez to action following his recovery from testicular cancer. Gutierrez was introduced as a 65th-minute replacement for emergency left-back Ryan Taylor and received the warmest of ovations from a crowd of 49,801 as he was handed the captain’s armband by close friend Fabricio Coloccini on his arrival. But the 31-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is not content just to make one cameo appearance. He told nufcTV: “I am ready to play. It was my first game and I always look forward. I want to improve and I am going to work hard for that. “You can have opportunities, then it depends on you that when you have the opportunity, you don’t miss it. It was my first, it was incredible, it was exciting, but I want more and I am going to work for that.” It was Gutierrez’s first Newcastle appearance since October 2013 and his reception was fitting. He said: “It’s been a long time, a long wait. I am really pleased to be back. I really enjoyed the welcome of the fans. “I enjoyed it a lot and I have to say a special thank you to the fans for all the support they sent me through my illness and the welcome that they gave me today and against Aston Villa as well.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Men’s basketball: Breaking down Kentucky’s frontcourt

first_imgIn preparing for their national semifinal matchup with Kentucky, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan was faced with a dilemma with what he had to work with in his scout team.How was he going to simulate the size of the Kentucky frontcourt?Ryan considered having his players hold tennis racquets as a way to make them longer, but ultimately, he figured that even that would not do.“We can’t simulate what they have in practice,” Ryan said. “That is difficult.”For the Wisconsin men’s basketball team, there aren’t many teams in the country, let alone on their schedule, that are able to match up with the skill and length they possess in their starting frontcourt.Frank Kaminsky has been the best player in the country all year, while Sam Dekker has been on a career-best scoring stretch as of late and Nigel Hayes has shown flashes of his enhanced game all season.Kentucky, however, is fortunate enough to have the same kind of luxury.“Obviously their length and size is something we have to scout for, be on the lookout for because they can alter a lot of shots, just get up and make uncontested shots,” Dekker said. “Obviously that’s something we’re going to have to work around.”The Wildcats’ frontcourt is lead by freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns, junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein and freshman forward Trey Lyles. Each player is at least 6-foot-10 and each brings a unique skill set to this dangerous Kentucky team.Karl-Anthony Towns (6-foot-11 freshman forward)Towns is tied for second on the team in scoring, averaging 10.1 points per game and is the team’s leading rebounder at 6.6 per game. He is also coming off his best performance of the season, where he scored 25 points – 17 of which came in the first half – on 10 of 13 shooting and grabbed four rebounds in Kentucky’s victory over Notre Dame.Towns was really able to showcase his talent on the block and really show just how dominant he can be. The freshman relies on his big body to create space down low and his size and touch around the rim allow him to be effective when near the basket on offense.Men’s basketball: Wisconsin to face a ‘completely different’ Kentucky team in Final Four rematchINDIANAPOLIS – Wisconsin doesn’t need to be reminded of last season’s heartbreaking loss to Kentucky in the Final Four or Read…Defensively, however, if Towns is matched up with Kaminsky, he may struggle to keep up with Kaminsky’s quick first step as well as his ability to step away and knock down jump shots. This will take the big man away from the rim, which is where he is most comfortable and has made a habit of blocking shots.Willie Cauley-Stein (7-foot junior forward)Cauley-Stein is averaging 9.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season. Offensively, Cauley-Stein is most effective on fast breaks, as he has outstanding speed and athleticism but does not have the array of post moves Towns has with his back to the basket. He is similar to Towns in that he loves to be around the rim defensively to block shots. However, Cauley-Stein does things that a normal seven-footer cannot do, as he has enough athletic ability and quickness to guard anybody on the floor.With that said, despite being the tallest player on the roster, it is very possible that Cauley-Stein is guarding Dekker to start the game. Cauley-Stein has the size to make getting shots up for Dekker difficult and the speed to keep pace when the West Region’s Most Valuable Player attacks the paint. But regardless of who Cauley-Stein is guarding, it is guaranteed that he will not be making anything easier for the Badgers’ efficient offense.Trey Lyles (6-foot-10 freshman forward)Lyles is arguably Kentucky’s most talented player, but because the team is so deep, he does not have to do much in the box score in order to make a significant contribution on the game, as he averages just 8.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Lyles can do it all; score inside and outside, rebound and with his height, wreak havoc on the wing defensively.While he may not be the flashiest or most explosive on a Kentucky squad that is filled with freak athletes, Lyles leaves his mark by remaining the most fundamentally sound player on the team. He has really been able to come on to the scene since junior forward Alex Poythress went down with an ACL injury earlier this season, and he has been able to make the most of his minutes as regular member of the starting lineup for the Wildcats.While Towns, Cauley-Stein and Lyles are the stars of the Kentucky frontcourt, the height and athleticism goes beyond those three.Off the bench, the Wildcats boast 7-foot sophomore forward Dakari Johnson and 6-foot-9 sophomore forward Marcus Lee. Both players were key performers in taming Kaminsky in last season’s Final Four and holding him to just eight points and five rebounds.This year, no matter who is on the floor for Kentucky, it likely won’t get any easier for the National Player of the Year.“It’s very difficult when you have so much depth and height, especially coming off the bench,” Kaminsky said. “It makes for a good team.”But he and the rest of the Badger frontcourt will be ready for the challenge.“It’s kind of a two-headed monster with their bench and their starters,” Kaminsky said. “But I think we have a team that’s willing to do whatever we can to make sure we win.”last_img read more

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USC takes on Ohio State in marquee Cotton Bowl matchup

first_imgUSC may not be in Pasadena, but the Cotton Bowl Classic smells like roses.The No. 8 Trojans face off against No. 5 Ohio State Friday night in a showdown between the Pac-12 and Big Ten champions and a pair of 11-2 teams.The matchup would traditionally be in Pasadena, Calif. if the Rose Bowl weren’t acting as a College Football Playoff semifinal this year. Instead, the two historical powerhouses will face off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at a modern sporting jewel: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. — one of the most expensive arenas ever built, which can house north of 100,000 fans.USC won’t be playing in the Rose Bowl this season. Last year, Deontay Burnett made this touchdown grab in a thrilling win in Pasadena – Katie Chin | Daily TrojanIt’s a fitting venue to showcase a new chapter of a rich rivalry. The Trojans and Buckeyes met in three consecutive Rose Bowls between 1973 and 1975 (seven total), and USC currently boasts a 13-9-1 mark over Friday’s opponent, including wins in its last seven tilts against the Buckeyes.But a return to Jerry World presents another opportunity for the Trojans: a chance to erase the painful memory of the program’s first-ever visit to the stadium last year with raucous celebration.“We all remember the feeling and know exactly how [the 52-6 loss to Alabama] felt — probably the worst loss a lot of us have taken,” junior linebacker Cam Smith said. “So it means something to us to be back here. It’s significant how far we’ve come.”USC will have to show that progress against an Ohio State team with a wealth of experience and momentum. The pregame hype may center on the Trojans’ signal-caller, but Buckeye quarterback J.T. Barrett is a national champion and was starting for Urban Meyer’s squad when redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold was still in high school. And Barrett is in the midst of his best season yet, passing for a career-high 35 touchdowns with just nine interceptions — adding 732 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground for good measure.Barrett spearheads an Ohio State offense that averages 42.5 points per game (sixth in the nation). He goes to a wide variety of targets, with four receivers catching five or more scores this season (Parris Campbell and K.J. Hill lead the team in receiving yards but have caught just three touchdowns apiece). The air attack feeds off a 15th-ranked ground game. Freshman J.K. Dobbins has amassed 1,364 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on just 181 touches, good for 7.5 yards per carry— better than Jones’ 6.1 YPC clip for USC — and Mike Weber matches Barrett with 10 rushing scores this season.“All-Americans all over the field,” senior linebacker Uchenna Nwosu said. “[Staying] assignment-sound and doing your job is going to be a key part of this game.”The defense boasts formidable talent and depth as well, led by defensive end Nick Bosa, brother of former Ohio State standout Joey Bosa. The younger Bosa has proved himself as deadly a pass rusher as the current Los Angeles Chargers star, leading Ohio State with seven sacks.“Without question, the most complete team we faced,” head coach Clay Helton said. “Extremely well-coached on both sides of the football. We’ll have our hands full Friday night.”The Trojans were denied a spot in the playoff, so a Rose Bowl repeat isn’t in the cards this year — and neither is the national title run that many dreamed of leading into the season. But a win this weekend would feel nearly as good.“We’re going to treat it as a playoff game,” junior running back Ronald Jones II said. “[The Buckeyes] are, too.”The Trojans will look to end their season strong, a season that was derailed by a rough loss at Notre Dame – Photo by Katie Chin | Daily TrojanDespite a campaign that perhaps felt defined by lowlights (two heartbreaking losses: a narrow defeat at Washington State and an embarrassing, 49-14 drubbing at Notre Dame) rather than highlights, the Trojans are primed to put the ribbon on a magnificent follow-up season to their thrilling 2016 — which began with the emergence of Darnold and ended with confetti in Pasadena. They are conference champions for the first time in nine years. USC won 10 games last year; the tally can rise to 12 this season with a victory against Ohio State.“That’s special: A 12th win has only happened four times in 125 years for USC football,” Helton said. “It is our Super Bowl.”And in their Super Bowl, the Trojans’ hopes will ride on a handful of men who could be playing their final games in cardinal and gold. Darnold is an elite NFL prospect, tossing 3,787 yards and 26 scores in the follow up to his breakout season. His overall numbers took a step back: Darnold’s 31:9 touchdown-to-interception ratio fell to 26:12 this year as he struggled with turnovers, but he also led impressive comebacks over Texas and Utah while steering USC to a Pac-12 title. There is a feeling that, when push comes to shove, Darnold will deliver.“He did it last year in the Rose Bowl,” Nwosu said. “He’s done it all year and all last year and became a starter and took over. Sam is a great player. We believe in him. He has our full support.”Jones will complement Darnold’s arm on the ground. He has found paydirt 18 times this year and rides a five-game streak of rushing for at least 100 yards and one touchdown. Captains Nwosu, Smith and redshirt senior safety Chris Hawkins will lead the way defensively. The Trojans have been prone to giving up the big play this season, and in order to contain the high-powered Buckeye offense, the captains are emphasizing playing as a unit.“It’s really important for us to play with great eyes on this game and be disciplined and play as a defense, not as an individual,” Smith said. “And over the last ten games or so, we’ve become more sound and playing as a unit and less going out and trying to make plays.”This might be Sam Darnold’s final game in a USC uniform – Katie Chin | Daily TrojanDarnold, Jones and Smith are juniors, but with the NFL Draft calling their names (and for Darnold, possibly first overall), the trio could very well opt to leave school early. With the deadline to declare still weeks away, though, the players remained focused squarely on the Buckeyes, despite being bombarded with questions about their professional futures.“I haven’t been thinking about [the draft] a ton,” Darnold said. “I’ve been really focused on Ohio State.”Nevertheless, the potential top pick admitted he was excited for what lies ahead of the Cotton Bowl. And he trusts his own judgment, just as he does on the field.“Honestly, yeah — [going No. 1] would be awesome,” Darnold said. “Life is kind of moving really fast right now. So I’ve made some big decisions, and coming to USC was one of them. And it was a really great decision.”But for now, the next big decision can wait. With one more victory on Friday, everything may just come up roses on its own.last_img read more

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Out of Bounds: Misogyny and sports are still far too intertwined

first_imgThe whole room laughed because the irony was so clear. It’s not just women who would be maimed by a Watt tackle; most adult men on this planet would be, too.  In the 1800s, scientists said that because women’s bones are more fragile than men’s, they should not ride bicycles because it would damage their hips and impair their ability to carry children. Of course, none of this was true. It was a way to continue to restrict women using a veil of physiological differences that were not at all substantiated. In thinking critically about topics such as women’s limited participation in sports, let’s try to look at the big picture and try to think more like it’s the 21st century.  In the same vein, sports like wrestling and rowing have weight classes. That’s the detail that made me think back to a situation in my Sports and Social Change class earlier this semester. These two things might not seem related, but bear with me.  When we got to the seventh question, the professor, Ben Carrington, read it out loud: “The limited participation by women in sports reflects their biological potential,” the statement read. Carrington instructed the students to raise their hand if they marked it as true, as he had with all the other statements. Out of the class of 91 students, about 10 raised their hand.  Beyond that, there’s a big difference in the way young boys and girls are socialized. Girls are often boxed into less violent sports and activities such as volleyball, gymnastics, cheerleading or dance. There is nothing wrong with any of those, but the emphasis placed on femininity at such an early age has more to do with women’s limited participation in sports than any physiological differences.  Part of the reason for women’s limited participation in sports is not because they’re physically incapable. If we’re using football as a benchmark, the reason is in part because, beyond the middle school level, there is not much opportunity for young women to play. There are women’s football leagues in the U.S., but they are very, very limited.  I was lucky enough to grow up in a family where, from a young age, my mom praised my muscular legs. In my various lacrosse collisions, I’d hear my dad yelling from the sidelines “Let ‘em bounce off of you biscuit! You’re bigger than them!” But that’s not the case for every young girl. Girls grow up hearing derogatory phrases such as “run like a girl” or “hit like a girl” and begin to think they’re physically inferior to men. Even into adulthood, the media sexualizes female athletes and often focuses more on their outfits, attractiveness and love interests than their actual athletic performance.  For reference, J.J. Watt is 6-foot-5, 290 lbs. Professor Carrington thought for a moment and said “OK … so what would happen if you went up against J.J. Watt?” That’s why a sport like Sprint Football exists — so that small but athletic players have an opportunity.  Over fall break, I went to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and watched my younger brother George’s Sprint Football game. For those of you who don’t know what Sprint Football is (I didn’t either until George started playing this year), it’s regular American football — the only difference being that every player on the roster must be 178 pounds or lighter. Only 10 schools play it, and they are all in the Northeast. Everyone in the class received a quiz comprised of 10 statements to be marked true or false. All of the statements were multi-faceted and didn’t have a distinct right or wrong answer. The point of the exercise was to open up a class discussion about why we chose the answers we did.  Jill Burke is a senior writing about sports in relation to current issues. Her column, “Out of Bounds,” runs every other Friday. I was really disappointed that that many people agreed. It actually made me sad, and still does, to know that there are people at USC who think that way. I also couldn’t believe that those people weren’t embarrassed to be publicly misogynistic.  The games are incredibly fun to watch. The players, and in turn, the game, moves fast. It’s a varsity sport of its own, not just the JV football team. After the game, the Navy Sprint Football coach didn’t refer to Navy Football, who was playing the next day, as “main football” or “real football.” Rather, he just called them “the big boys,” because there’s no reason for a sport intended for lighter people to be seen as secondary. The subconscious message is clear: To a certain degree, women’s athletic capabilities aren’t as important or respected as men’s. If we raised young girls by encouraging them to be brave and tough — as we encourage young boys — the psychology would be a lot different.  Professor Carrington called on people around the room to explain why they thought the statement was true. One guy volunteered his reasoning and explained that if a girl were to go up against NFL defensive end J.J. Watt, they would get absolutely demolished because Watt is huge. The professor asked the student, who is not a particularly large person, how big Watt is and the student gave an estimate. last_img read more

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ESPN’s Jason Witten had a rough Pro Bowl

first_imgJason Witten had a rough debut season as part of ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew — and the future Hall of Famer added a few more bloopers to his rookie resume during the 2019 Pro Bowl.The first mistake came when Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes connected with Colts’ tight end Eric Ebron for a touchdown. After the score, Witten said that Ebron “was his [Mahomes’] guy all year.”Patrick Mahomes throws a TD pass to Eric EbronJason Witten: “Ebron was his guy all year”Good to see Witten in Pro Bowl form pic.twitter.com/Zy4A0lYw9H— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) January 27, 2019Mahomes and Ebron aren’t on the same team. Travis Kelce was Mahomes’ main tight end target in 2018. Witten attempted to recover from the blunder later in the game:Jason Witten would like you to know *he* knows Eric Ebron and Patrick Mahomes are not teammates pic.twitter.com/wPb42tpyln— Christian D’Andrea (@TrainIsland) January 27, 2019MORE: Jason Witten owns his ‘Monday Night Football’ flubsFollowing the AFC’s 26-7 win over the NFC, Witten broke the MVP trophy as he attempted to hand it to Mahomes and Jets safety Jamal Adams.Jason Witten broke the Pro Bowl trophy… pic.twitter.com/U3MaVp5DD7— FanDuel (@FanDuel) January 27, 2019last_img read more

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Mitchell’s Double-Double Earns Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Award

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State forward Kai Mitchell is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.  He scored a career-high 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Bearkats’ 75-61 road win over Rice on Sunday. Sam Houston State (9-4, 2-0 SLC) returns to conference play at McNeese at 7:30 p.m. Friday before hosting Nicholls at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The 2018-19 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year enjoyed a hot start to the second half as well, scoring nine points in the first three minutes to give Sam Houston State a double-digit lead for good. This marks the second Player of the Week honor for Mitchell this season. Week Nine Southland Conference Release (PDF)center_img Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kai Mitchell, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Forward – Haverstraw, N.Y.Mitchell turned in his second double-double of the season with 27 points and 13 boards in just 23 minutes on the floor in the Bearkats’ non-conference finale. He scored or assisted on the team’s first 12 points of the game and reached double-digit points with 8:46 left in the opening half. Honorable Mention: Troy Green, New Orleans.last_img read more

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Hunters name 19 newcomers in train-on squad

first_imgThe newcomers include players from Lae, Port Moresby, Goroka, Rabaul, Mendi and Chimbu.Five players were recruited from the Lae Snax Tigers including Justin Olam and Bernard Lama.Players recruited from Rabaul are Konnie Bernard, Tuvi Lepan, Watson Boas and J Ragi. Others are Enock Siune from Chimbu, Gonzella Urakusie from Goroka and Benjamin Hetra from Mendi.PNGRFL CEO Bob Cutmore announced that preparations for the 2016 season were being finalised with the squad to assemble next week for pre-season training.Cutmore applauded coach Michael Marum and his coaching staff for a wonderful job so that not much would change except for some slight alterations to be announced as soon as the squad assembles.He said the aim of the Hunters program was to create a pathway for players to advance to the elite level.If the players got scouted and engaged by overseas clubs that would be a bonus as it would open up spots for other young men to step up to have a shot at making the team.Train on Squad 2016: 1.Adex Wera-Goroka, 2.Adam Korave-Port Moresby, 3.Noel Zeming-Lae, 4.Edward Goma-Rabaul, 5.Brandy              Peter-Mendi, 6.David Lapua-Mendi, 7.Stargroth               Amean-Port Moresby, 8.Bland Abavu-Rabaul, 9.Nixon Borana-Lae, 10.Thompson Teteh-Goroka, 11.Enoch Maki-Hagen, 12.Wartovo Puara-Rabaul, 13.Henry Wan-Hagen, 14.Esau Siune-Chimbu, 15.Ase Boas- Rabaul, 16.Ate Bina Wabo-Lae, 17.Timothy Lomai-Port MoresbyNew inclusions: 1.Konnie Bernard-Rabaul, 2.Justin Olam-Lae, 3.BJ Wanamis-Lae, 4. Rex Yallon-Lae, 5.Sailas           Gahuna-Port Moresby, 6.Ismael Waine-Lae, 7.J Ragi-Rabaul, 8.P Kimiseve-Goroka, 9.Tuvi               Lepan-Rabaul, 10.Bernard Lama-Lae, 11.Watson Boas-Rabaul, 12.Ishamel Balkawa-Lae, 13.Anderson Benford-Lae, 14.Gonzella Urakusie-Goroka, 15.Mafu Kalas-Lae, 16.Benjamin Hetra-Mendi, 17.Sam Maniat, 18.Leon Lati, 19.Enock Siune-Chimbulast_img read more

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Asian Games: Filipino bet finishes 18th in sport climbing debut

first_imgHis time, however, was not enough to catapult him into the knockout round. China’s Zhong Qizin had the fastest time of 5.82 seconds topped the eliminations round, edging Iranian runner-up Ali Pour Reza (5.83).The 17-year-old Verosil still relished the opportunity to don the country’s colors despite the results.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It is really an honor (for me) to represent the country in the Asian Games. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me.”Verosil, though, has a chance to bounce back in the bouldering event, which is his forte, scheduled Friday. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Filipino bet Gerald Verosil wound up in 18th place and missed the cut in the speed event of sport climbing, which is making its debut in the 2018 Asian Games at Jakabaring Sports City in Palembang, Indonesia.The Singapore-based Verosil scaled the 37-foot man-made wall in 10.66 seconds on his first try then clocked 7.95 seconds on his second attempt.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nationality confusion forces Zabelinskaya out of Asian Games MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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China donates $28M in medical supplies to GPHC

first_imgThe Government of China has donated over $28 million in equipment and medical supplies to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Along with the arrival of the 14th medical brigade of professional doctors, the equipment was donated to make improvements in the delivery of healthcare services in Guyana. The new supplies are wide ranging from orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology and general surgery among others.At a simple ceremony on Friday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, the items were handed over in the presence of the Public Health Minister VoldaSome of the medical equipment that was donated by the Government of ChinaLawrence; Chief Executive Officer of GPHC, George Lewis; Director of Medical and Professional Services, Sheik Amir; Economic and Commercial Advisor of the People’s Republic of China Embassy, Hu Hanming and members of the 14th medical brigade.In giving his remarks, Head of the 14th medical brigade, Shen Jiansong, said Guyanese can look forward to increased medical services and new procedures over their stay for the next six months.“During the six months, each of us [will] try our best to do our works. Our team is composed of doctors who are always ready to help. Now, our team will represent the People’s Republic of China to donate a batch of medical equipment to [the] Ministry of Public Health,” said Jiansong.Economic and Commercial Advisor of the People’s Republic of China Embassy, Hu Hanming once again emphasised on the good relationship between China and Guyana for a number of decades, which has been beneficial to both parties. He pledged that his country will continue to lend support in all areas in the future.“China and Guyana are far apart geographically but the relations between the two countries has a long history. Since 1993, China has been supporting the development of Guyana’s public health by dispatching medical teams, donating medicines and medical equipment, adhering to the concept of building our community for the future of mankind,” he said.“China hopes to strengthen long-term cooperation with Guyana in various fields, including public health for sure. We will continue to play a role in improving medical conditions and people’s condition here,” the advisor added.Adding to that, CEO of GPHC, George Lewis noted that these supplies will help to improve the delivery of health care in this sector.“The equipment that will be donated today is particularly important to the Georgetown Public Hospital since it will assist us in the delivery of better health care to our patients,” Lewis pointed out.With a short statement, gratitude was extended from the Public Health Minister as she stated, “I wish to take the opportunity to express our gratitude for the solidarity, support and invaluable service to the health sector. This donation will impact significantly on the quality of service that our referral hospital will be in a position to offer.”last_img read more

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