Arise Sir Michael

Arise Sir Michael

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first_imgJones has been made a Knight Companion of the order for his services to the Pacific community and youth.He wore a traditional red ulafala or necklace, to honour his Samoan heritage and received a long round of applause from the packed crowd after Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy bestowed the honour on him.Jones was a member of the 1987 World Cup winning playing 55 games for the All Blacks between 1987-1998.He also played for Samoa in 1986 and coached the Samoa national side between 2004-2007.last_img read more

Commissioner impressed with Nature Park’s school programs

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first_imgTaking a break from the 46th Pacific Island Forum, Canete and EU representatives took a visit to the park.Canete said he was impressed with Nature Park’s programs like the cultural week which reaches over 13,000 students each year.EU representatives also learnt about Nature Park’s efforts in its environmental concepts about the effects of climate change in the region.General Manager for Nature Park, Michelle McGeorge also pointed out a number of environmental initiatives including constructing a number of bores and putting a number of water tanks in the park to harvest both bore and rain water.She said there was also the introduction of solar powered lights at the Park to reduce its energy consumption.last_img read more

Raiders name Nines squad

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first_imgKato Ottio and Zac Santo are set to play their first matches for the Raiders, as they look to impress ahead of the upcoming trial match against the Knights in a few weeks time. As they have done in the past, the Raiders will also use the Nines as an opportunity to blood some exciting new talent, with NYC stars Thomas Cronan and Jack Williams getting their chance to shine on the big stage. Of course there is also the exciting news that Raiders legend Jason Croker will make a comeback for the tournament, with his nephew Lachlan named to play in the team in the halves. Powerhouse forwards Paul Vaughan and Shannon Boyd are set to make their nines debut, while Jarrod Croker will once again Captain the Green Machine at the annual tournament.last_img read more

Federer liquidates Krajinovic to plant himself in Australia’s third round

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first_img“I am very happy and I am feeling very relaxed on the track. I am already waiting for my next game, which I hope is good too,” said the Swiss after finishing his second appearance at Melbourne Park.Federer, who played for the twenty-first time in a row the second round in Australia, repeated the fine version he wore in his debut against American Steve Johnson.The overwhelming superiority retained Krajinovic always far away on the scoreboard and his moments of inspiration were limited to single winning shots without any significance.The Basel tennis player, who will look for his twenty-one Grand Slam, will have John Millman as the next rival, who beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz (31) 6-4, 7-5 and 6-3.The tennis player from Queensland (Australia) will be, in principle, a more complicated rival for Federer because he knows what it is to eliminate the Swiss tennis player from a Grand Slam after his victory at the 2018 Australian Open by 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7) and 7-6 (3). The Swiss Roger Federer (3) went over the Serbian Filip Krajinovic to enter the third round of the Australian Open after winning 6-1, 6-4 and 6-1. Photo: EFEcenter_img The Swiss won without problems to the Serbian by 6-1, 6-4 and 6-1last_img read more

Carles Pérez, to Rome for € 13M

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first_imgAs Onda Cero advanced, Carles Pérez will travel to Italy on Tuesday to sign the contract that will join Rome in the coming seasons. The giallorosso club has seduced the striker and has reached an agreement with Barça, which he will pay 13 million euros for the transfer. In principle, and according to the statements of Petrachi, sports director of Rome, no repurchase option for the azulgrana. Carles Pérez will be Barça’s third casualty in this winter market after Todibo and Aleñá, assigned to Schalke and Betis respectively. Setién told the player on Friday that they did not have him while the club was already negotiating with the Romanian club, where Carles Pérez will not have easy play with extremes like Kluivert or Under. Barça still does not incorporate a single player in the winter market and has already lost three.Carles Pérez, given as an example of love for some colors recently, is already another merchandise in the history of the Barça club. Barça’s treatment of the player has surprised Carles Pérez himself, his surroundings and the partner.last_img read more

Carroll, Campazzo and Randolph pull Real Madrid to win a crazy game in Berlin

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first_imgAzerbaijan and Slovenian left at 27 points eachFor its part, the Argentine distributed 19 assists: record The recital was not followed by the team of Aíto García Reneses, capable of being the first to take the defense to the game. From the recital, Madrid became cloudy in the second quarter, without triples, although neither the simple trays entered, without rhythm, without defense and only 9 points for the 35 of the premises, which went up 10 to the rest of the hand of Hermannsson and Giedraitis.Laso managed to clear minds in the locker room and Madrid was more compensated later, while Alba did not follow. Carroll recovered the success and supported the visitors next to a Tavares that distributed caps and saved vital rebounds (71-77). Madrid took a deep breath and entered the last quarter with good income, recovered the success of three and with Deck and Lull also adding (77-90).Mattisseck and Eriksson kept the local bet to win even the last quarter (26-24), a last exchange to make a Madrid of ups and downs sweat that managed to regain concentration in time. Campazzo, eliminated by fouls, ran out of time to improve the historical record of assists in a Euroleague match, which he will now share with Stefan Jovic’s 19 in 2015, and Madrid took a win that always helps confidence.DATA SHEET–OUTCOME: ALBA BERLIN, 97 – REAL MADRID, 103. (60-50, at rest).–ALBA BERLIN: Siva (6), Mattisseck (6), Eriksson (12), Sikma (4) and Nnoko (9) – initial quintet–; Hermannsson (10), Thiemann (10), Cavanaugh (9), Mason (7), Giffey (7) and Giedraitis (17).–REAL MADRID: Campazzo (10), Carroll (27), Taylor (13), Randolph (27) and Tavares (3) – initial quintet–; Deck (5), Llull (5), Thompkins (-), Causeur (-), Mickey (9), Laprovittola (-) and Garuba (4).–PARTIALS: 25-41, 35-9, 11-29, 26-24.–REFEREES: Latisevs, Majkic and Obrknezevic. Eliminated by Campazzo fouls.–PAVILION: Mercedes-Benz Arena, 10,457 spectators. Photo: Reuterscenter_img Real Madrid took forward on Thursday a crazy encounter (97-103) against Alba Berlin on the 24th day of the Euroleague, capable of the best and the most but until finding continuity in the second half to rescue the third win in Europe .Those of Pablo Laso saved another encounter of uncertainty despite a spectacular first quarter of 41 points. From there, the white team went to the doubts of the moment that goes through to go down 10 to rest (60-50), able to recover the command in time. Randolph (27 points), Carroll (27), Campazzo with record of assists (19) and Tavares intimidating in time were the arguments.The 10-time European champion continues to go through several tolls to celebrate wins, but finds regular results, to continue in the fight for second place (18-6) of the table with Barça. Madrid seemed to regain its joy in the German parquet, with 41 points, between Randolph and Carroll mostly, with two failed shots and the ‘Facu’ already very prominent as ‘play-maker’.last_img read more

Coronavirus forces cancellation of tournament between Portugal, Belgium, Croatia and Switzerland in Qatar

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first_imgThe lineup was tall, with first-rate teams and players. They highlighted, above all, Portugal, the current European champion and with Cristiano Ronaldo at the forefront; Y Belgium, third in Russia 2018, number one in the FIFA Ranking and with stars, despite the decline of Hazard, the likes of Courtois, De Bruyne or Lukaku. Croatia, runner-up in the last World Cup, would take Modric or Rakitic. Y Switzerland, of lesser prestige, she would appear willing to demonstrate why she sneaked into the Final Four of the Nations League. The advancement of the coronavirus continues to increase its impact in the world of sports. On Wednesday night, shortly after the federations involved were notified, the cancellation of the Qatar Airways International Tournament, that was going to be held in the Asian country with the participation of the national teams of Portugal, Belgium, Croatia and Switzerland.The tournament, unveiled by AS on December 6 and officially announced on February 25, will not finally take place. It was scheduled for March 23-31, in Doha, and it was an occasion that the organization of Qatar 2022 he had prepared thoroughly to rehearse the appointment in two years. It would also open one of the stadiums that will host the World Cup.last_img read more

Catalan negotiates with the Levante staff a salary reduction

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first_imgThe president of Levante, Quico Catalán, negotiates with the footballers of the first team a salary reduction to mitigate the probable decrease in income that would occur in the event that the League is not resumed as a result of the health crisis of COVID-19.According to sources from the Valencian club, the negotiations between the president and the team captains, Sergio Postigo, Roger Martí, Coke Andújar and Jose Luis Morales, are not yet closed, so it was not confirmed whether the reduction would reach twenty percent of wages. Levante, as the same sources explained, had resisted taking this measure and maintains that, for now, it discards the application of an ERTE, although it will make a definitive decision at the time it is known what the outcome of the competition will be.The Valencian club, as reported at the general shareholders’ meeting last December, It has an expense line for the first staff and the technical staff of 40.2 million euros and a budgeted television income of 51 million.last_img read more

New problem for the FEF in Third: games postponed

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first_imgThe Royal Spanish Football Federation will have to deal with another setback in its meeting with the territorial, in which the future of non-professional football will be decided and the Playoff format to be adopted. However, in some groups there is a circumstance that makes it impossible to pull the classification in a conventional way. Teams involved at the top of the table have one game less or do not add up to the same as other clubs in their federation. Thus, there are already several voices that have demanded a solution to this problem.It does not happen in Second Division B, but In Third it is usual that, for various situations, matches are postponed and not all go at the same pace. Given such a situation, there are several options, all of them unofficial: play the Playoff all those involved in that lack of matches; dispute exceptionally such encounters; value the point average; or just take into account the rresults of the first round of the competition. In fact, this last option is the official position of several clubs when making the final determination. For example, it is the vision of Tuilla Sports Club, from the third Asturian.Beyond that, the Federation must address what to do in the following cases. In Group VIII, Arandina (59 points) and Numancia B (57) have played 28 matches and occupy third and fourth position respectively. His rivals have already completed the 29 days, but they have not. The order of their classification could be transcendental in the face of hypothetical crossings, in which the fourth could face the first and the second the third. In the Group XIV there is something more of a mess. He Cacereño (3rd), with one less game, is three points behind the Coria (2nd). One of the hypotheses considered is that in the event of a tie there is no extension, but rather classifies the one with the best score. Therefore, it is also a matter to be resolved urgently. Group XII problemThe third, fourth and fifth classified of the Canary group, among other teams, have played one less game. In this case, all the matches occur that make deferrals a headache. Atlético Paso, right now out of the Playoff, is three points from San Fernando. They both have a game to play, so a position swapping could occur if the proper results are given. The controversy comes because the San Fernando, fourth, could complete the 28 games in first place in the table!The classification is led by the Tennis, with 54 points and 28 games. It is followed by Tamaraceite, with one less point, but with the same duels played. Marino, third, and San Fernando, fourth, add 53 and 52 in their locker respectively. They have a pending match both, which would be more decisive than ever. Behind the, could occupy any of the first four positions and, in the case of San Fernando, the fifth. Of course, a solution needs to be found, since leaving it as it is would deprive those with a pending game to play on equal terms.More cases in Group XVII and Group XVIIIThe circumstance of the pending matches is not only habitual, but also occurs in a total of six groups in the category. In the XVII and XVIII it is also a problem. In the Aragonese, Zaragoza B and Cuarte Industrial have one less meeting. There is a point of advantage for the subsidiary, who occupies the fourth position in the table and, therefore, has a provisional right to play the Playoff (its rules are not defined yet). In fact, the ‘B’ could match the third classified, the Pitch.In Group XVIII it happens with Guadalajara and Atlético Ibañes. The first has a point of advantage, with one game less and with the possibility of beating the third, Toledo, who has played the 28 days. However, Guadalajara is not guaranteed its Playoff position, because Atlético Ibañes also accumulates a pending duel. An endemic problem in the category and that raises an interesting debate in the face of Rubiales’ meeting with the territorial ones. There are many doubts on the table. For example, if only the first round is counted, will it be done with those involved or with all the groups?Consult the Third Division classifications.last_img read more

Monfils, down in the Madrid Open Virtual Pro due to a streaming rights problem

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first_imgThe Madrid Open Virtual Pro, which brings collectively a number of of the finest rackets on the circuit due to the suspension of the Mutua Madrid Open due to the coronavirus, suffered a noticeable loss hours earlier than the begin of the match: that of Gael MonfilsThe French tennis participant won’t participate in the digital competitors that begins this Monday for a Rights concern between two streaming platforms. The reason being that Monfils created a channel on the Twitch platform, competitors of the platform that can broadcast the Madrid Open Virtual Pro in streaming. Sadly I won’t be able to take part in the Virtual Mutua Madrid Open due to conflicting rights between streaming platforms. I want all the finest to all gamers and I hope to give you the option to play subsequent time.– Gael Monfils (@Gael_Monfils) April 26, 2020One other Frenchman, Benoit Paire, might be in cost of supplying Monfils in the match. On this approach Paire might be measured towards Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and Denis Shapovalov in the group stage of the match.last_img read more