New TVWAN channel brings you Rugby World Cup

first_imgThe new Channel, which will go to air on 5 September, is a dream-come-true for every rugby fan in Papua New Guinea, with non-stop round the clock rugby action.The 30th channel will provide the best coverage of the Rugby World Cup to be held in the UK next month, showcasing all 48 matches live and exclusive on Free-To-Air (PNG only).TVWAN Rugby will also relive the greatest classic encounters from previous Rugby World Cup Finals, and recap the 2011 Rugby World Cup, including the All Blacks Road-to-the-Final.It will also celebrate the best matches from the Digicel Cup & Hunters 2015 season.Rugby fans will be able to relive the best moments from the Digicel Cup and the biggest wins from the Hunters spectacular 2015 season.The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks-off on September 19th at 4am PNG Time with a Grand Opening Ceremony, followed by the host nation, England taking on Fiji.The International Rugby Board’s Rugby World Cup 2015 will be held at 17 landmark venues across England and Wales with 20 countries participating across four pools.TVWAN Rugby can be found on Channel #5 on Digicel Play.last_img read more

LaVine scores career-high 41 in Bulls’ double OT win over Knicks

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal 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 award New York Knicks’ Enes Kanter, left, and Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine fight for a loose ball during the double overtime of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in New York. The Bulls defeated the Knicks in double overtime 116-115. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Zach LaVine decided to take the game into his own hands and finally put an end to this double-overtime affair.Scoring a career-high 41 points, including all eight in the second overtime and the game-winning free throw with 0.2 seconds left, LaVine led the Chicago Bulls to a 116-115 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT With Tim Hardaway Jr. out of the starting lineup on Monday night with a lower back injury, Frank Ntilikina is now the only Knick to start all 11 games this season. Hardaway Jr. was replaced by Allonzo Trier, who received the first start of his career.EMPTY BUCKETThe Knicks did not hit their first basket of the game until Damyean Dotson connected on a 3-pointer with 6:53 left in the first quarter. Despite the early draught, the bucket gave the Knicks a 6-4 lead. Overall, New York shot 23.1% (6-26) from the field in the first quarter and trailed 24-21.UP NEXTBulls: Chicago visits New Orleans on Wednesday.Knicks: New York visits Atlanta on Wednesday. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LaVine missed a pair of shots on Chicago’s next possession. Trier couldn’t connect on a jumper with three seconds left and Mario Hezonja’s offensive rebound and follow-up didn’t fall as the game went to overtime.Mudiay gave the Knicks their first lead since the second quarter, 104-102, when he hit a jumper with 4:12 left in the first overtime.“Tough one to take on the chin. Tough way to end the game,” Trier said. “Those are games you want to win. We were right there. I guess we’ve had a lot of moral victories, but we have to find a way to get over the hump.”Damyean Dotson scored 18 points, Mudiay finished with 16 and Hezonja added 15 for the Knicks.TIP-INS:Bulls: With the victory, Chicago avoided starting the season 2-9 for the second consecutive season.the Bulls have won four of their last five games against New York.Knicks: Kevin Knox, the #9 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, returned after missing seven games with a sprained left ankle. He played just five minutes and scored two points.New York has now lost both ends of their two back-to-backs this season. In their first set, the Knicks lost to the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics on October 19-20.WHO’S FOLLOWING THE LEADER?Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls in scoring (15.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg) last season, while Kris Dunn was #1 in both assists (6.0 apg) and steals (2.0 spg). Markkanen (sprained right elbow) has not played yet this season and Dunn (sprained left MCL) has only played one game (October 22 vs. Dallas).A NEW WAY Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “I was doing what I do to get us a lead,” LaVine said. “I try to get to the cup, get to the free-throw line. At the end of the day, I am going to do what I do to help us get a win.”″Antonio Blakeney scored 17 points, Jabari Parker had 15 and Wendell Carter Jr. added 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissEnes Kanter led the Knicks with 23 points and 24 rebounds while Allonzo Trier scored 21.Emmanuel Mudiay’s coast-to-coast layup had tied the score with 2.7 seconds left in the second overtime. But, his foul sent a driving LaVine to the line for the winning free throw. “I love the attack on that last possession to get to the free-throw line, which was obviously needed,” said Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. “Our guys needed to get a close one. The guys hung tough and they stuck together. We found a way to get it.”LaVine, who scored all eight of Chicago’s points in the second overtime, scored the final points of the first overtime with his fadeaway jumper with 1:13 remaining.Chicago had taken its biggest lead of the game, 59-49, on LaVine’s free throw with 7:28 remaining in the third quarter. The Knicks cut the deficit to two, 72-70, on Kanter’s short turnaround with 1:47 left in the third but still trailed 78-72 after three.The Knicks scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to pull within one and finally got even at 93-93 on Trey Burke’s jumper with 4:14 remaining.LaVine then hit three consecutive 3-pointers for the Bulls, but Trier hit a pair of free throws and then a 3-pointer with 48 seconds left to tie the game 102-102.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

US$ 40M Water & Sanitation Projects for 3 Counties Launched

first_imgThe Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) in Partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) May 2, 2014 launched a US$ 40 million sanitation and water projects for three counties in Kakata City Margibi County.Speaking at the official launch in Kakata City last Friday, Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project Manager at the LWSC Gabriel S. Flaboe, Sr. pointed out that the water and sanitation projects have three critical components for implementation, comprising infrastructure, institutional capacity building and project management.In a specific breakdown of the sanitation projects, Manager Flaboe disclosed that the total cost of the Buchanan, Kakata and Zwedru’s sanitation and water works include US$535, 701.85.For the Zwedru sanitation and water project the AfDB has provided US$199,274.66 while Kakata and Buchanan sanitation projects have received US$336,427.19In related development, Manager Flaboe disclosed that a team from the LWSC would be officially visiting Kakata City in Margibi County to turn over and break ground for the construction of pipe-borne water facilities.The LWSC executive also disclosed that the water supply facility is the provision under the infrastructure component of the AfDB’s financial and technical assistance to Liberia’s water system.He added that with regards to the Institutional Capacity building component, the LWSC has hired several professional consultants that have rendered some valuable services to the LWSC’s management programs.In order for Liberians to benefit the impact of the capacity building component, Mr. Flaboe also explained, the project has awarded scholarships to six LWSC staffers who are currently pursuing studies at the Kwame Nkrumah’s University in Kumasi, Ghana.  Pursuing courses in procurement, engineering and financial managements, the six are expected to return to Liberia in September this year with post graduate degrees aimed at institutional, financial and engineering development of the water agency.The UWSSP’s focal person at the LWSC said that the water entity team was in Kakata to turn over the site and break ground for the construction of the vital sanitation facility in Margibi County.He further intimated that the sanitation facility is divided into three components and the ones for Kakata and Buchanan are placed on one lot owing to the projects’ proximity.Manager Flaboe also disclosed that a week ago the LWSC team turned over sites and broke ground for the construction of sanitation facilities in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County and Zwedru City in Grand Gedeh County.The LWSC official however reminded the officials of the Margibi County administration that the hired contractor would start work on the sanitation project in 15 days at the Kakata sanitation site. He said the contractor is expected to complete work in six months, for official dedication for use by the citizens and residents of Margibi County.Manager Flaboe stressed the need for the residents and citizens of Margibi County to consider the sanitation facilities as their own property and urged them to maintain a sustained posture in its management.“We want for the AfDB’s officials to come and see the sanitation facilities in hygienic conditions so that more money would be given for other important projects in Liberia,” Manager Flaboe concluded.For his part, the Institutional Expert at the LWSC, Chris Sherman, said his entity was excited about the sanitation project and urged the residents to work hard on the sustainability components.He noted that how the sanitation facilities would be taken care of by the residents that could encourage other donor partners, want take same projects to another level.He also disclosed that the LWSC would soon form committees that would be charged with the cardinal responsibility to manage and sustain the sanitation facility in Kakata City, Margibi County.Mr. Sherman also disclosed that the community women would be prime targets in the sustained management of the sanitation facilities in Kakata, Margibi County.Speaking earlier, Margibi County Inspector J. Tarr Sackie said Liberia has suffered a lot and many infrastructure facilities were destroyed as a result of the 15 years civil conflict.“We must now retrospect our past, correct our present and protect our future against the carnage and destruction that befell our nation,” Inspector Sackie pleaded.I and my team of administrators will take the sanitation facilities as our own property so that same will not be abused and misused by anyone in Kakata City,” Inspector Sackie assured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Break and enter accused remanded

first_imgOn Wednesday, a resident of Half Mile, Wismar, Linden, was remanded to prison by Magistrate Clive Nurse, on two breaking and entering and larceny related charges.Seon Nestor, 24, pleaded not guilty to the offences of entering a home, with intent to commit a felony; and break and enter and larceny.It is alleged that on March 15, 2016, he broke and entered the home of Editte Semple at Wismar, Linden, with intent to steal.The Prosecution also contended that the unemployed defendant also broke and entered the dwelling of Naomi Hall at 275 Phase 2, Wisroc Housing Scheme, between July 7 and 8, and stole her television set valued ,000.He was remanded and will return to court on September 27.last_img

Residents decry the deplorable state of Parfaite Harmonie Access Road

first_imgCommuters and frustrated residents are hoping that a long overdue promise to fix the main access road into La Parfaite Harmonie Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara, is fulfilled before something detrimental occurs.The main access road in Parfaite Harmonie Housing Scheme West Bank DemeraraResidents of the area say this has been an issue for the past several months, and they are growing impatient with the promises made by Government officials. They note that, since the beginning of last year, the main road leading into the scheme had deteriorated to such a state that transportation providers are greatly discouraged from plying the route.The deplorable condition of the road even discourages vehicle owners from travelling, because of the damages their vehicles are likely to incur.One resident explained that because vehicles are reluctant to traverse the pothole-riddled strip, her children are often forced to walk a longer distance to get transportation to go to school.Another resident told this newscast that the situation can be very dangerous for persons who are forced to walk in the community after dark.The residents are urging that the relevant authorities heed their cries and bring some relief to their community.When <> visited the road recently, several potholes ranging in size and depth were observed. Water was also accumulating on certain sections of the shoulder of the road.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has said Government is addressing the issue, and has pointed out that “contracts are out for (its) repair and maintenance.”Communities Minister Valarie Adams-Yearwood had earlier this year promised that the roads in the area would be upgraded. “We are doing road upgrades at Parfaite Harmonie and Westminster, and those works will commence in about two weeks; and through the reformulated [Inter-Development Bank] IDB loan in 2018, we are going to spend over $500 million to do upgrade works in Parfaite,” this minister had said.“I know they (residents) have been complaining about the state of the roads. We are paying attention, and we are listening to people; and while we can’t deal with everything immediately, we are paying attention to the ones that are more critical,” she added.The 3.5 kilometre access road was built by contractors BK International and Guyco at a cost exceeding $604 million back in 2016. It was designed to accommodate two lanes of traffic, and is linked to La Parfaite Harmonie Housing Scheme by way of a heavy-duty bridge, which in turn inter-connects with the existing north-to-south access to La Parfaite Harmonie from the Canal No.1 road.last_img read more

Remedy for renovation gone awry

first_img“The show focuses on people who’ve been taken advantage of,” he said. The family on Redwood Drive was chosen after Holmes put the word out on his Web site that he needed a Southern California subject to use as an example for his appearance on “Ellen.” The family had become involved with a contractor the family says depleted a $210,000 budget last year, he said, while only completing about 10 percent of the project – before suing them for an additional $100,000. “Especially in California, homeowners aren’t well-protected by the law,” Holmes said. “Contractors have the ability to control their homes through legal channels.” A judge later decided the contractor could not collect the money it was suing for, but the family still lost the initial investment, Holmes said. It took a month to fix mistakes left by the contractor, Holmes said. PASADENA A home-renovation project gone awry in Pasadena will be the subject of segments on two popular TV shows this month. The 1,700-square-foot house in the San Rafael Hills on Redwood Drive will appear as a two-part episode titled “Pasadena 911” on the Canadian home remodeling show “Holmes on Homes.” Part of that show will be featured on an upcoming segment of the Los Angeles-based “Ellen” talk show, hosted by Ellen Degeneres. “I just got sick of hearing about and seeing homeowners get ripped off,” contractor Mike Holmes, creator of the Canadian show, said Tuesday while overseeing work at the site. He decided five years ago to launch the show in order to inform viewers about the pitfalls of remodeling while helping unwitting families, who have often been financially ruined by unscrupulous contractors. The house with a hillside view features a dramatic vaulted entry and vaulted ceilings, which make it appear much larger than it is, Holmes said. Most materials for the televised projects are donated by a variety of companies. This one will receive bamboo flooring, multi-colored porcelain tile and exotic wood decking from, a Canadian company that delivers products to job sites. “We saw an opportunity to partner with a Canadian TV show to help a family in distress,” said Rob Banks, the direct-supply company’s co-founder. “We do a lot of business in California and saw the chance to help a family in distress.” Holmes has three principles for homeowners considering hiring a contractor, no matter how small or large the job: Become educated about building codes and building inspectors; check out the prospective contractor by calling numerous references; and participate and be present through the process as much as possible. For further information and the show’s air times, visit (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4461160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chelsea striker a January target for Russian side Spartak Moscow

first_img Chelsea frontman Loic Remy Chelsea striker Loic Remy is wanted by Spartak Moscow in January, claim reports in Russia.The French forward has made just 13 appearances for Jose Mourinho’s struggling team this season as he continues to play second fiddle to Diego Costa.And now, according to Izvesita, Spartak are willing to shell out £14.5million for Remy and the player is understood to be keen on a move away from Stamford Bridge.Spartak are currently seven points behind leaders and city rivals CSKA Moscow in the Russian league and are eager to mount a serious title challenge in the second half of the campaign.Remy is one of several January targets for Spartak, with Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou and Figueirense ace Clayton also on their wishlist. 1last_img

Danny Rose gives remarkable honest interview about depression

first_img1 England defender Danny Rose has candidly opened up about his battle with depression sparked by a lengthy injury lay-off and family tragedy.Rose was sidelined for more than eight months last year with a knee complaint, during which time his uncle committed suicide among a series of personal incidents.The 27-year-old sought medical treatment for his condition, which he has previously kept silent about, although he insists he is in a positive place ahead of this month’s World Cup.He told several national newspapers ahead of the World Cup: It’s no secret that I’ve been through a testing time at Tottenham this season, which led to me seeing a psychologist, and I was diagnosed with depression, which nobody knows about, and I had to get away from Tottenham.“Nobody knows this either, but my uncle killed himself in the middle of my rehab, and that triggered the depression as well.“Off the field, there have been other incidents – in August, my mum was racially abused back home in Doncaster. She was very angry and upset about it, and then someone came to the house and nearly shot my brother in the face. It was a testing time.“I’m lucky that England gave me that opportunity to get away, refresh my mind and I’ll always be grateful to them. I was on medication for a few months – again, -nobody knows about that apart from my agent – but I’m off the medication now, I’m good now and looking forward to how far we can go in Russia.”Asked whether he had revealed the extent of his anguish to England manager Gareth Southgate, Rose added: “No. I haven’t told my mum or my dad, and they are probably going to be really angry reading this, but I’ve kept it to myself until now.”Rose charted the start of his depression back to his injury, which required surgery even though he was initially told he would not be required to go under the knife.He said: “I was -getting very angry, very easily. I didn’t want to go into football, I didn’t want to do my rehab. It all stemmed from my -injury in January last year, when I was advised I didn’t need an operation.“I don’t know how many tablets I took to try to get fit for Tottenham, how many injections trying to get fit for Tottenham. I had cortisone and platelet-rich plasma injections and I had to have an operation four months down the line.”Rose, who is expected to feature in England’s final World Cup warm-up against Costa Rica in Leeds tonight, earlier revealed he had advised his family not to travel to the World Cup over fears of racial abuse.Southgate also spoke up on the issue of racism, making a strong case for the diversity of his squad but distancing himself from the idea of walking off the field should any abuse occur.“People in an idealistic world would say you should do that, and it seems the realities are that you would be thrown out,” he said.“I don’t think the players want that as they’ve worked all their lives to get to a World Cup. The ideal is we can raise the issue and confront the issue but we want to play in the tournament.“I sympathise (with Rose) 100 per cent. None of us know what is going to happen in Russia, but if he feels that there is a possibility of something, he didn’t want his family to experience it as it might distract from his football.” The Tottenham left-back was out for more than eight months last_img read more

Everton and Leicester rivals in race to sign Ligue 1 ace

first_img TOP WORK 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Latest transfer news Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Everton and Leicester are battling it out for the services of Montpellier left-back Jerome Roussillon.The 25-year-old, who scored three times and created a further three goals in 22 Ligue 1 outings last term, is wanted by Monaco, Fenerbahce and Sevilla – but both English clubs are reportedly one step ahead of the rest. LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade According to Paris United, Everton and Leicester have already submitted formal bids as they attempt to get the move sorted out early in the summer transfer window.However, it is unclear whether either of the Premier League sides will be able to lure him to England as Roussillon is hoping his next move can ensure he is playing European football next season. Roussillon would prefer to join a club playing European football next season targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ three-way race IN DEMAND moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer A former France youth international, Roussillon has represented Montpellier since January 2015, making 95 appearances following a transfer from boyhood club Sochaux. 2 targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Roussillon has played for Montpellier since joining from Sochaux in 2015 RANKED Everton and Leicester finished 8th and 9th respectively, with only two points separating them at the end of the season, but they still may be able to persuade the Frenchman to make the move. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father last_img read more

Camp residents won’t follow suit

first_imgANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – Only about 45 people remain at Follows Camp, a fraction of the more than 200 residents who once called the mountain retreat home.They are the tenacious ones, refusing to budge until forced out, even as trailers around them are torn down, and neighbors pack up and move to the cities below.The camp owner has given the tenants until Jan. 10 to leave.The property is in escrow, and tenants say majority owner Terri Eagon is trying to remove them all. Residents have received unsigned letters from Eagon’s lawyer asking them to move or face being served with an unlawful detainer.The camp was never allowed to have permanent residents, according to the original 1971 Special Permit; guests were only allowed for 14 days. That permit expired in 1991, and camp owners never renewed it.But tenants who have lived there for years say Eagon never told them the camp 17 miles north of Azusa was not permitted for permanent residents. Some bought cabins for as much as $10,000; others spent thousands building permanent additions to their trailers – projects that were given the thumbs up by management, they say – paying rent all the while.Neither Eagon nor representatives at property manager Costa Land and Real Estate Services returned calls for comment.“If we’re not supposed to live here, why am I paying more than $1,000 a month in rent?” said Sunshine Daniel, an emergency medical technician who works at nearby Camp Williams.Daniel, who lives at Follows with her husband, son, mother and brother, said relocating will split her family apart and cost thousands of dollars.“The battle has just begun,” Daniels said. “We don’t want to leave. It’s obvious the permits are not in order. But they need to give us a reasonable amount of time.”A Mountain Valley Escrow document dated Sept. 7 showed the camp is being sold for $3 million to Garry Tsaur or an assignee.A five-year-old advertisement showed owners asking for $4.5 million for the 88-acre property, and last July the property was on the block for$5.3 million.Residents say they have been told that after Sunday they can no longer pick up their mail from the camp restaurant, The Fort, and that mail thereafter will go through the camp manager.But Rich Maher, U.S. Postal Service spokesman, said it is illegal for anyone to handle residents’ mail unless they sign an agreement allowing it.“The bottom line is, mail belongs to the person it is addressed to. No one has the right to prevent someone from receiving their mail.”Residents also have been told not to pay their rent in January, but Daniel and others plan to try to do so anyway, on the advice of a Neighborhood Legal Services consultant.Several residents said they are planning lawsuits against Eagon, who took over after Joe Davison’s death in 2002. 962-8811, Ext. 2306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more