PNG Loop’s 5@5

first_imgFormer Speaker of National Parliament Jeffery Nape has passed away National Parliament Speaker Jeffery Nape passed away in Port Moresby this morning.Foreigner on sexual abuse charge of minor in Lae foreigner and a local couple have been detained by police for sexually assaulting a minor in Lae last month. Decision on vote of no-confidence next week three-man Supreme Court bench yesterday reserved its ruling on the Opposition’s application challenging the conduct of parliament to next Tuesday after it heard arguments from parties in court. Lae police commander Wagambie Jnr not shaken by criticism Metropolitan Commander Chief Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Junior said he will not be shaken by comments or criticisms by anyone. He only reports to the Police Commissioner. Digicel Cup to see tough matches in Round 13 Digicel Cup competition heads into round 13 this Sunday with games in the Highlands, Lae and Port Moresby.last_img read more

‘Karma is AB’: Batshuayi’s celebration at World Cup gets online giggles

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial READ: Belgium tops England, and Group G at World CupVideos of the second-half celebration were circulating online within minutes and were shared widely.Batshuayi quickly took ownership of his gaffe.Fortnite celebrations so overrated bro I had to create something new 🤕💥⚽️ … 😂😂😂 #KarmaIsAB— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) June 28, 2018ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Here is Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi with one of the greatest moments in the history of the World Cup.— Birmingham Updates (@BhamUpdates) June 28, 2018KALININGRAD, Russia— Michy Batshuayi’s celebration after Belgium’s goal at the World Cup has drawn plenty of laughs online.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Borussia Dortmund striker scooped up the ball after Adnan Januzaj scored Thursday in a 1-0 victory over England and kicked it hard — probably aiming for the net. Instead, it hit the post and rebounded onto his face.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Why am I so stupid bro,” he wrote on Twitter, along with a long line of emojis and some expletives.The Belgium forward even claimed to have invented a new goal celebration, moving on from popular dances derived from the Fortnite video game.“Fortnite celebrations so overrated bro I had to create something new,” he tweeted.Some on Twitter said it was the highlight of a game that drew boos from both sets of fans at halftime. Belgian sports website called it “more beautiful than Januzaj’s goal.”Januzaj, whose curling shot over Jordan Pickford sparked the celebration, said teammates told him about it later.“Obviously he was probably happy and at the end did a little mistake,” Januzaj said. “But that was the joy … that showed the passion the Belgian team has got here.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Mexico stuns United States in Fiba World Cup qualifying View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He did not appear to be injured, though his pride may have been hurt. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueeslast_img read more

On cusp of PBA title, Ginebra stresses need to close out San Miguel in ‘do-or-die’ Game 6

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “You got to take the momentum, it’s always momentum when you win you know and I guess you’re doing things right because you’re not losing,” said Brownlee, who finished with 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and four blocks.“You can’t be satisfied, though, so you have to come out knowing that we got to play better if we want to beat this team. Game 7s can go either way, you can play bad or you can play great. We don’t want to gamble with that.”Ginebra head coach Tim Cone summed it up perfectly.“We don’t want to go to a Game 7 with San Miguel. That team’s just too good and too explosive, and can put up 140 points in any given night,” said Cone, who is eyeing his 21st title.ADVERTISEMENT Ildefonso’s hot start helps Batang Gilas torch Lebanon in Fiba U18 Asian Championship ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 “We have a do-or-die game again on Wednesday, and that’s what our mindset should be against San Miguel, we can’t give them the chance of a Game 7,” said Tenorio in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“San Miguel is a difficult opponent to have so if we have a chance to finish everything on Wednesday then we have to do it,” added Tenorio, who had 15 points and five assists in Game 5.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Two straight wins aren’t that much to count but in a series that could go either way, back-to-back wins are a difference-maker especially for a team, who dropped two consecutive games earlier in the title duel.Brownlee said they have to “embrace the momentum” they’re in and do everything they can to prevent a winner-take-all Game 7. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGame 5 finally saw the end of a strange trend that had the first four games of the finals series decided by 25 points or more.The pivotal Game 5 also marked Barangay Ginebra’s second straight win in the series for a 3-2 lead against San Miguel Beer, and LA Tenorio and Justin Brownlee have nothing else in mind but to finish the series in six.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

No arrest in Good Hope execution

first_imgPolice are yet to make an arrest in the murder of Roger Bunbury, who was gunned down on Friday morning while sleeping in a hammock in the patio of his Lot 724 Good Hope, East Coast Demerara, home.Dead: Roger “Don Dick” BunburyBunbury, also called “Don Dick”, whose name had been inscribed on the list of Guyana’s most wanted criminals in 2002, was killed sometime around 00:45h. He was shot while on the verandah after which he ran towards the kitchen, where he collapsed and died.Acting Crime Chief Paul Williams told Guyana Times on Saturday that the investigation is still ongoing and that detectives are yet to identify a suspect.The sister of the now dead man, Clair Bunbury, related to this newspaper that she received a telephone call informing her that her brother was shot and killed.According to Clair Bunbury, her brother’s wife had related hearing someone calling several times for Bunbury, who was asleep in the hammock. After a few minutes, she heard a commotion and then three gunshots.The woman came out after some time to find a trail of blood leading to the kitchen, where she found her husband lying on the floor, bleeding profusely. Without hesitation, he was picked up and rushed to hospital.Further asked if the shooting might have stemmed from a pending court case wherein her brother had been charged for unlawfully wounding another man, the sister said the family thought about it but was not sure, and as such would leave the Police to conduct their investigations.Meanwhile, one of the dead man’s step daughters told Guyana Times that after the shooting incident, a man was seen scaling the fence. The man, she explained, was wearing dark clothing and a tope covered his head. He was subsequently spotted by another resident riding towards the backdam in a state of panic. This bit of information was passed on to the Police.Investigators found three spent shells along with a warhead at the scene.The now dead 57-year-old was named in a list of 42 most wanted men for whom the Guyana Police Force had issued bulletins 15 years ago. Others on the list had been the infamous five from the February 23, 2002 jail break – Dale Moore, Troy Dick, Shawn Brown, Andrew Douglas and Mark Fraser.The most wanted list had also included names such as Premkumar Sukraj, also known as “Inspector Gadget”; Christopher Belle; Romel Reman; and Dillon Ackra, among others.Bunbury had been wanted for questioning in connection with a series of robberies under arms, and had been named in the kidnapping and subsequent murder of taxi driver Vivekanand Nandalall in October 2003.Bunbury had been recaptured in November 2007 in Sophia, but had been released without charges being instituted against him.last_img read more

Jury finds massacre convict “Smallie”; “Catty” not guilty

first_imgMango man robbery-murderAfter more than a month of trial amid multiple adjournments, notorious gang member Mark Royden “Smallie” Williams and Sherwin Nero called “Catty” were both found not guilty of the 2007 murder of Kumar Singh called “Mango Man” who was shot dead after gunmen robbed his Cove and John, East Coast Demerara home. The jury’s decision was returned after several hours of deliberation at the High Court on Wednesday.Deceased: Kumar “Mango Man” SinghThe matter was presided over by Justice James Bovell-Drakes and Attorney Nigel Hughes defended the accused. Though they were absolved of this crime, the two are still returning to jail since “Smallie” was committed to death by hanging for the February 2008 Bartica massacre while Nero was remanded pending other matters before the court.They were implicated in the murder of “Mango Man” whilst executing a robbery on August 30, 2007, when the man’s relatives were visiting from neighbouring Suriname. During the trial, the jury had been told that an ex-police rank transported the duo from Kumar Singh’s home via horse cart which the defence argued was implausible. Singh was killed after gunmen stormed his premises and allegedly made off with cash and jewellery.When “Smallie” had taken the stand, he implicated Inspector Suraj Singh and other ranks of torturing him. His account to the jury was that upon his 2008 arrest, he was handcuffed, beaten and shocked into signing the police caution statement which he claimed was not freely given. Prosecutors Tameika Clarke and Tiffini Lyken led the State’s case.Mark Royden “Smallie” Williams and Sherwin Nero called “Catty” being escorted from courtThis long-delayed trial concerning “Mango Man’s” death was one of much contention and constitutional challenges that disallowed the case from moving forward on multiple occasions when called up at various Assizes. One such halt came in November 2017 when the duo made a second appearance before Justice Brassington Reynolds but the State was at that time prevented from laying the murder indictment against the duo. This was owing to a then pending matter that was before acting Chief Justice Roxane George, which was brought on by Defence Counsel Nigel Hughes on behalf of Nero. It had been contended that waiting nine years for a trial violates Article 144 of Guyana’s Constitution. Section 1 of the Article states: “If any person is charged with a criminal offence, then, unless the charge is withdrawn, the case shall be afforded a fair hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial court established by law”.However, the “Mango Man” murder case did come up for High Court trial in June 2014 before another judge but was prevented from continuing owing to an objection by one of the accused. It was in July 2008 that the two suspects were initially charged for the capital offence but Williams’ brushes with the law extended beyond his February 2017 death sentence.In July 2017, he along with others staged a daring escape from the Camp Street Prison which housed death row inmates. During this ordeal which gripped the nation, Prison Officer Odinga Wickham was killed, and the Camp Street Prison was reduced to ashes. Williams was recaptured on October 9, 2017, on his way to Suriname. He was a passenger in a minibus which was intercepted at Weldaad, West Coast Berbice, by investigators.During the Bartica Massacre trial that predated his escape, Williams was identified as the one who handed a gun to gang leader Rondell “Fineman” Rawlins to shoot five persons at the Bartica Ferry Stelling, at close range. These five were among 12 persons who had been slaughtered whilst watching a game of 20/20 cricket. Among the dead were three policemen after the Bartica Police Station was shot at and invaded.last_img read more

Between the Sheets opens this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Stage North Theatre Society presents their performance of Between the Sheets at the North Peace Cultural Centre.Between the Sheets is a story of a mother with a special needs son, who goes into an un-scheduled parent-teacher interview with her son’s teacher that she suspects is having more of a relationship with her husband then she would like.This play that is written by Jori Mand and directed by Rob Laventure is a drama and is performed in real-time and just one-act. The subject matter is based on adult content and suggested a 16+ audience.- Advertisement -Lead Actresses Emry and Stevi say the characters they are playing are very real women and the most realistic women they have ever played.The show runs May 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the North Peace Cultural Centre and tickets can be purchased at Tickets are $25 per Adult and $20 per Student/Senior.There will be a special Question and Answer period offered after curtain call with the audience.Advertisementlast_img read more

Aston Villa hero offered to ‘play for free’ amid club’s financial difficulties

first_img Agbonlahor departed Aston Villa eight games shy of 400 official appearances for his hometown club 2 Latest Championship news Gabby Agbonlahor has revealed he offered to play for Aston Villa for free following his release from the club earlier this year.Agbonlahor, the forward, ended his 17-year association with his hometown club at the end of last season, with the Championship side not renewing his contract. The 32-year-old remains a free agent four months after his Villa Park departure, but he could have remained with the Birmingham outfit if they had taken up a generous offer made by Agbonlahor soon after his release.Villa were in a perilous position at the beginning of the summer with their failure to win promotion to the Premier League; Fulham defeated Steve Bruce’s side in the Championship play-off final.Their financial difficulties were well documented, and prevented them utilising the transfer market, while Bruce’s playing squad was further decimated by a number of long-term injuries.This led to Agbonlahor putting the call in to offer his services to Villa – no strings attached.The thrice-capped former England international said: “I was aware a couple of strikers had what seemed to be long-term injuries and everyone knew the club had financial difficulties, so I asked my agent to speak with Steve Bruce and make the offer I would play for free. stalemate Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer goalless REPLY Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place ROUND-UP Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship EFL result GREAT NEWS Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ “There were no strings attached, I didn’t want paying, no appearance money, nothing, it was a genuine offer to help the club I love.“The manager had been good for me when he arrived. I had been in a bad place before he was appointed and he gave me the opportunity to get back involved.“He was appreciative of my offer but no one was aware the club was in the final stages of being sold to sort the financial problems.” 2 Agbonlahor offered his services to Steve Bruce, who has since been dismissed from his position as Villa manager As mentioned, Agbonlahor put his offer in as talks were being held for Tony Xia to sell his majority share in Aston Villa amid the financial worries.Billionaire businessmen Nassef Sawiris and Wesley Edens completed their buyout on July 21, with Xia remaining at the club in the position of co-chairman.last_img read more

James McClean brands Stoke fans ‘uneducated cavemen’ after abuse over poppy

first_img 1 BEST OF SORRY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Most Read In Football The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions McClean has not worn a poppy since moving to England tense gameday cracker “I accept that but I would ask people to be respectful of the choice I have made, just as I’m respectful of people who do choose to wear a poppy.”Despite asking for his decision to be respected, McClean was subjected to abuse on Saturday, and he blasted his critics in a foul-mouthed Instagram post.He wrote: “Your abuse, your throwing things, your booing, do your worst.“To the home fans that are actually educated and support me, thank yous.“To the section of uneducated cavemen in left hand corner of the boothen end stand that want to song their anti irish song each game and call me a fenian this and that.. i am a PROUD FENIAN no c@#t will ever change that, so sing away.”The opening line of McClean’s post is a quote from Bobby Sands, who died on hunger strike in 1981 at HM Prison Maze.McClean, 29, was born in Derry, where British soldiers shot dead 13 civilian protesters during ‘Bloody Sunday’. The Saville Inquiry, made public in 2015, concluded that the 1972 kills were both ‘unjustified’ and ‘unjustifiable’. revealed RANKED center_img LATEST scrap Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update whoops James McClean will be investigated by Stoke City and the Football Association for comments he made on social media calling a section of the club’s support ‘uneducated cavemen’.McClean took to Instagram on Sunday after suffering abuse at the end of Stoke’s home draw with Middlesbrough over his decision to not wear a poppy.Objects were thrown at McClean from the away end, while the winger also blasted a section of Stoke’s own support who ‘sing their anti Irish song each game’.Last week, McClean issued a statement which confirmed he will not wear a poppy this year, having refused to do so since moving to English football in 2011.“I know many people won’t agree with my decision or even attempt to gain an understanding of why I don’t wear a poppy,” he wrote. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Stoke chiefs are aware of McClean’s post and will discuss it with him when he reports for training on Monday, while it will also be investigated by the Football Association.last_img read more


first_imgFROM IRA GOLDMAN IN NEW YORK: Great games at New York’s Gaelic Park Saturday night.As a prelude to the GAA-GPA clash between the 2011 and 2012 All-Stars, the NYPD GFC had a titanic struggle against the FDNY and came out on top 1-10 to 1-9, making it 3-0 for the year’s series.Special appearance by 2012 Donegal All Ireland winning manager Jimmy McGuinness, who helped out on the sideline and gave a rousing speech at half time. To Jim’s right is Ballybofey man Peter McCormack, NYPD manager. McGUINNESS DOES IT AGAIN: JIM INSPIRES NEW YORK POLICE TO VITAL WIN! was last modified: November 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:McGUINNESS DOES IT AGAIN: JIM INSPIRES NEW YORK POLICE TO VITAL WIN!last_img read more

Cannibalism in some video games

first_imgWASHINGTON – Video games glamorizing guns and violence have long drawn the ire of media watchdog groups. This holiday season, they say they have found a bloody new wrinkle to hate: cannibalism. Games featuring graphic scenes of cannibalism, “F.E.A.R.” and “Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse,” were among the 12 “games to avoid” listed Tuesday by the National Institute on Media and the Family. “It’s something we’ve never seen before,” said institute president David Walsh, warning that today’s games are “more extreme” and more easily available to underage kids than ever before. In “Stubbs the Zombie,” the lead character eats the brains of humans as blood splatters across the screen. The institute’s secret shopper survey found that 44 percent of child buyers were able to buy M-rated games with sexual and violent content intended for those age 17 and over – an increase of 10 percent from a 2004 study. Halpin pointed out that secret underage shoppers were turned down 56 percent of the time – nearly three times the number rejected in a 2000 study. “This overall trend demonstrates strong and growing retailer commitment to video game rating enforcement, although clearly we are not yet where we want to be as an industry,” said Halpin. Here’s the group’s list of the nastiest new video games: “Far Cry” “F.E.A.R.” “The Warriors” “Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse” “True Crime: New York City” “Blitz: The League” “Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories” “God of War” “Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil” “Urban Reign” “Conker: Live and Reloaded” “Resident Evil 4” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It’s just the worst kind of message to kids,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., who joined institute officials at a press conference announcing the group’s 10th annual video game report card. “They can be dangerous to your children’s health.” Hal Halpin, head of Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association, an industry trade group, defended such games, saying they are rated M, not intended for children under 17. “It’s not appropriate for kids and it is clearly labeled that way,” said Halpin. “There are R-rated movies and DVDs.” The institute showed video clips that included gang warfare against police in “The Warriors” and a rogue police officer gunning down victims in “True Crime: New York City.” “Blitz: The League” has scenes of football players hiring prostitutes and engaging in drug deals, Walsh noted. “Doom 3,” “Resident Evil 4” and “Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories” also made the list. last_img read more