Reggae Boyz record 2-0 win over Antigua and Barbuda

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz exacted some measure of revenge after cruising to a 2-0 win over Antigua and Barbuda’s Benna Boys at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Sunday.The Antiguans had recently frustrated their Caribbean counterparts with a late goal for a 1-1 draw at Sabina Park when the teams faced off last month.  On Sunday, however, the Antiguans were surprisingly far less effective at home as it was the higher ranked Reggae Boyz who dominated the fixture.After a first period that was low on quality chances, the game sprang into life when Antiguan striker Peter Byers flashed a fierce shot into the side netting in the 40th minute. However, Jamaica took the lead when a shot miscued by Chevonne Marsh found its way to Jamiel Hardware at the back post.  Hardware played a pass back into the path of unmarked Peter-Lee Vassell at the penalty spot.  Vassell calmly slotted past Antigua goalkeeper Brenton Parchment to give the visitors a 43rd minute lead.last_img read more

Malawian boy saves famine-stricken village with wind turbine in Berlinale movie

first_img14-year-old Ghanaian boy wins international movie award Nigeria’s Movie Industry Rwanda’s Millennium Villagecenter_img PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 25: (L-R) Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Kamkwama, Maxwell Simba and Aïssa Maïga of ‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’ attend The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival – Day 1 on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb) (L-R) Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Kamkwama, Maxwell Simba and Aïssa Maïga of ‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’ attend The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival – Day 1 on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images )A movie premiering in Berlin tells the true story of a young boy from a famine-stricken village in Malawi who studies books about energy then builds a wind turbine that enables farmers to irrigate their land.Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” tells the story of William, an engineering enthusiast who resorts to secretly using the school library to learn when he is expelled from school because his father – a poor farmer – cannot afford to pay the fees.The farm land around the village gets flooded, ruining the crops, and then later dries out, leaving people with hardly any food. Desperate villagers steal food from William’s family and they end up with just enough for one meal per day.Less educated villagers doubt William’s turbine idea will work and his father initially refuses to give him the bike – one of the family’s few possessions – that he needs to make it, telling him to start helping on the farm instead of studying.The father later gives in and William uses the bike, some wood and junk that he finds in a scrapyard to build the towering construction that powers a water pump. At the end of the movie, he climbs the turbine to see green plants shooting out of what was previously dry, cracked and barren land.“I was struck and continue to be struck by just what an extraordinary achievement it was,” Ejiofor said. “What his story represents is really living in the solution, not living in the problems.”The film is based on an autobiographical book with the same title written by the real-life William Kamkwamba. Kamkwamba said he hoped people who had not read the book would see the movie and learn about his story, adding: “They might get inspired by my work that I did, so I’m very excited.”Maxwell Simba, who plays William, said he was struck by William’s determination to fight for what he believes in despite his difficult relationship with his father and despite being expelled from school.“If you are really determined to go get what you want, then the universe has its own way of working out for you to achieve at the end of the day what you wanted to achieve,” he said.Relatedlast_img read more

Kaya supersedes JPV for 3-1 victory in PFL

first_imgDrought continued for both teams in the second half until Kaya broke the deadlock in the 77th minute with Lopez-Mendy running past the JPV goalkeeper for an easy goal.Kaya sealed the victory for good three minutes later as Lopez-Mendy converted a penalty kick after being fouled by JPV.“It’s a good thing we were able to secure the second spot early,” said Kaya head coach Noel Marcaida. “I was able to experiment with our lineup up on the floor and at the same time give minutes to our other players.”With 46 points on 14 wins, four draws and six losses, Kaya fortified its hold of the second place in the standings, JPV is on fifth place with 20 points on seven wins, two draw and 16 losses./PN Ilonggo J Baguioro of JPV Marikina controls the ball while Audie Menzi of Kaya Iloilo attempts to steal it. KAYA FC ILOILO MANILA – Kaya Iloilo recovered from an early deficit to beat JPV Marikina 3-1 in the 2018 Philippines Football League on Wednesday at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.Robert Lopez-Mendy fired two goals while Connor Tacagni added another conversion for Kaya as they completed their five-game sweep of JPV this conference.JPV entered the scoring column as early as the seventh minute as Ilonggo John Celiz slotted the ball into the side netting. Kaya attempted to equalize but tries by Tacagni and Jayson Panhay were wide.In the 31st minute Kaya caught JPV’s defense napping as Tacagni slotted the ball from a missed attempt by Eric Giganto. Both teams struggled with their attempts since then for a 1-1 draw at the half.last_img read more

No. 9 UWF Defeats NAIA No. 19 Oklahoma Christian

first_img Share No. 9 UWF Defeats NAIA No. 19 Oklahoma Christian Leandro Schujmann (Photo by Ron Besser) center_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 9 West Florida men’s tennis team (4-6, 2-1 GSC) returned to home action to defeat NAIA No. 19 Oklahoma Christian (6-8) 7-2 on Tuesday, March 17 at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Complex in Pensacola. The Argonauts earned their fourth win of the season, as they dropped only two points against the Eagles.The Argonauts started strong in doubles, as they won all three matches. Andrey Pozhidaev (freshman/Sochi, Russia) and Kevin Ducros (freshman/Aix-en-Provence, France) defeated 8-3 Thomas Van Cauter and Florian Thies in the first spot. In the second spot, Argonauts Patrick Bateman (sophomore/Apopka, Fla.) and Luis Arboleda (senior/Medellin, Colombia) got an easy 8-1 win over Maxim Salitra and Hensen Adams from Oklahoma Christian. The third Argonaut duo formed by Nathan Rosenfeld (freshman/Miami, Fla.) and Sean Gunnels (freshman/Mobile, Ala.) won the third doubles match by defeating 8-4 Esteban Flores and Trey Baring to give the Argonauts the 3-0 lead entering the singles action.The singles play was also dominated by West Florida, as the Argonauts only dropped two matches. Ducros was leading the first set 3-2 when he had to retire, giving Van Cauter the win. In the sixth spot, Leandro Schujmann (sophomore/Porto Alegre, Brazil) got an easy 6-2, 6-1 win over Baring. Pozhidaev defeated 6-3, 6-1 Flores in the second spot to give the Argonauts the fifth point and to secure the team victory. Oklahoma Christian earned its second point when Thies defeated No. 48 Bateman in the third spot, 6-2, 6-3. In the next two spots, Argonauts earned a 6-4, 6-4 win. Jose Ycaza (senior/Guayaquil, Ecuador) defeated Adams in the fifth spot, while Rosenfeld defeated Salitra in the fourth spot. With the four singles matches won, the Argonauts earned a 7-2 win over the Eagles. With the win West Florida improve to a 4-6 overall record, while the Eagles drop to a 6-8 record. West Florida will next face NAIA No. 15 Berry (Ga.) (3-1) on Wednesday March 18 at 2:00 pm. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Singles#1 Thomas Van Cauter (OCU) def. Kevin Ducros (UWF) 3-2 ret.#2 Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. Esteban Flores (OCU) 6-3, 6-1#3 Florian Thies (OCU) def. Patrick Bateman (UWF) 6-2, 6-3#4 Nathan Rosenfeld (UWF) def. Maxim Salitra (OCU) 6-4, 6-4#5 Jose Ycaza (UWF) def. Henson Adams (OCU) 6-4, 6-4#6 Leandro Schujmann (UWF) def. Trey Baring (OCU) 6-2, 6-1Doubles#1 Pozhidaev/Ducros (UWF) def. Van Cauter/Thies (OCU) 8-3#2 Bateman/Luis Arboleda (UWF) def. Adams/Salitra (OCU) 8-1#3 Rosenfeld/Sean Gunnels (UWF) def. Flores/Baring (OCU) 8-4Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

#UWFWSOC | Deneisha Blackwood with the Jamaican Women’s National Team

first_imgTraveling back and forth between the United States and Jamaica can make things difficult for Blackwood when it comes to keeping up with schoolwork while also competing for her country. Blackwood made her debut for the Jamaica U17 women’s national team in August of 2011, appearing in five matches. “It’s kind of hard when I go home and I speak in Patois because that is our language and then when I get back here I have to translate back to English,” Blackwood said. Blackwood will rejoin the Jamaican national team as they will play Canada on October 5, Costa Rica on October 8, and Cuba on October 11. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Jamaica has advanced to the final tournament of the CONCACAF World Cup qualification. They will be playing in group B with Canada, Costa Rica, and Cuba, with the top two teams advancing to the knockout stage. Group A will consist of the United States, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Panama. “When I started playing, I realized it was something serious because this is my country that I am playing for so it has to take everything,” Blackwood said. Blackwood joins other UWF women soccer players that have played for their national team. The list includes Shakira Duncan (Jamaica), Sashana Campbell (Jamaica), Shameka Gordon (Jamaica), Christina Murray (Jamaica), Daniela Cruz (Costa Rica), Dernelle Mascall (Trinidad and Tobago), Jessica Ebanks (Cayman Islands), and Shanice Monteith (Cayman Islands).center_img The top four teams will play in the knockout stages, with the winners of the two semi-finals and the winner of the third-place playoff advancing to the World Cup. The loser of the third place play-off will have to play two legs against Argentina with the winner of that match advancing to the World Cup. Blackwood transferred to UWF for her junior year after playing two years at Navarro College where she was a two-time NJCAA and NSCAA All-American. In her first year at UWF Blackwood led the Argos with nine goals with three of them being game-winners.So far this season Blackwood has played in four games scoring one goal and getting two assists. Blackwood made her debut for the Jamaica women’s national team on July 19, 2018, starting against Venezuela in a 2-1 defeat. Blackwood scored her first goal for Jamaica against Antigua and Barbuda in a World Cup qualifying match. She has played in six matches for the national team, and Jamaica is hoping to make the World Cup for the first time in the country’s history. “You have to be committed to both soccer and school at the same time so your social life is the last thing you can focus on,” Blackwood said on balancing her school work with her soccer career. PENSACOLA, Fla. — Deneisha Blackwood was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and is a senior on the University of West Florida women’s soccer team, as well as a member of the Jamaican women’s national soccer team.last_img read more

Japanese table tennis starts off right

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 DOHA – Ai Fukuhara, Haruna Fukuoka and Ai Fujinuma all scored straight-sets wins as Japan opened its campaign in the Asian Games women’s table tennis team competition with a 3-0 win over Mongolia on Wednesday.Fukuhara beat Batkhishig Batsaikhan 11-2, 11-4, 11-6 in the opening match before Fukuoka and Fujinuma followed it up with lopsided wins in Group C in the first competitive event for Japan at the Doha Games, which officially begin on Friday.center_img Fukuoka downed Nomin Erdene Chinbat 11-3, 11-3, 11-3 and Fujinuma sealed the victory for Japan with an 11-3, 11-3, 11-0 rout of Zolzaya Tsegmid.“I botched my very first serve, but all in all I was in pretty good form,” Fukuhara said. “I thought it would be OK if we play the way we usually do because Mongolia is not a very strong team.”In the first round of the men’s team event, Japan rebounded from a shaky start to beat India 3-1 in Group A.Kan Yo lost the opening match to Sharath Kamal Achanta 12-14, 13-11, 11-9, 11-6, but Jun Mizutani picked up a pair of victories coupled with a win by national champion Kaii Yoshida.Mizutani edged Achanta 11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-5 in the decider after scoring a straight-set win over Subhajit Saha. last_img read more

Bears boosted by Piutau injury news

first_imgIt was initially feared that the full back – who sustained a shoulder injury in the pre-season defeat to Connacht – could have been ruled out for 4-6 months.However, following a surgical consult on Saturday, it was confirmed that Piutau would not require surgery.The All Black will work with Rory Murray and the club’s medical team throughout the rehabilitation process to return to full fitness.Head coach Pat Lam said: “We had some really positive news regarding Charles’ shoulder following the surgical consult and it’s great that he won’t be sidelined for too long.“We don’t want to lose somebody of Charles’ ability for any amount of time, but that’s the nature of the sport and it really underlines the importance of having depth and quality in every position.“Charles is a hugely positive person and he’s raring to go with his recovery. He’s desperate to play for Bristol Bears and contribute to the team. He will play a big part for the club this season and will be in the mix, battling for a place in the side, in the not too distant future.”last_img read more

Amidst the chaos, Dixon’s calm produces the pole

first_imgHonda Session ID: 2020-09-19:f1e660672357e23e9be61ab1 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-5436-4241689545001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Scott Dixon wasn’t watching. Not from the track, not from his transport, not at all.Dixon was the fourth driver up to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday — where there would be no fast nine — and he already knew he had the speed. At a four-lap average of 226.760 mph, Dixon was good enough to stay in first place, but it was too early to tell if he would.With chaos flooding Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and at least two more hours of qualifying, he attempted to calm down. Dixon went to his transport and turned another race on his television.He was done worrying about Sunday. And he wouldn’t need to.Dixon won the pole for the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Will Power and Simon Pagenaud completed the top row. It bodes well for Dixon; when he won the pole in 2008, he took first in the race as well.This, however, was nothing like 2008.Doyel: Chaos causes IndyCar to dumb down Pole DayEd Carpenter’s devastating morning crash — the third in five days — became the catalyst for IndyCar’s latest mandate on the only day of qualifying for the 500. Cars would have to qualify in the same aero setup drivers will use on race day, the horsepower boost levels were returned to race conditions, there would be no fast nine and no points would be awarded. Engineers and mechanics went sprinting back to their garages. The latest strange sight on a bizarre morning.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:68c60fdbbde39699265ee761 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-657943-4241689603001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.It was a lot to process in a short amount of time. Especially for Dixon, who exceed 233 mph Sunday morning before Carpenter’s crash. He knew what every driver knew: Qualifying laps would be much slower.So when Dixon looked down at his speedometer after his first qualifying lap and saw 227.041 he thought it was broken.“But broken in a good way.” Dixon said smiling. Marco Andretti Chevrolet James Jakes 2:41.3600 (223.104) Honda Honda Pos. (Car) Chevrolet *James Davison is scheduled to replace Vautier in the Indy 500. 2:40.9140 (223.722) 2:39.9703 (225.042) 2:41:0051 (223.595) Honda Helio Castroneves Honda 2:39.6439 (225.502) Will Power 2:42.1617 (222.001) 10. (6) 7. (11) 3. (22) 2:39.9297 (225.099) Chevrolet He could laugh about it now. There wasn’t time for emotions before. From the moment IndyCar announced the changes to Dixon’s run, there were just about four hours to figure out how to turn his fastest car into his most efficient one.His team needed to learn when the right time was to hit full power, when to cool the engine, and what the right time would be to shift gears.And they only had a half hour to practice.“There was no reason to moan about it,” Dixon said. “We just put our heads down and tried to find the best configuration to go out there and have a decent run.”Cavin: IndyCar has tough questions, no answersCarlos Huertas had even less time and it showed. Huertas actually got his run in on Saturday but everything was washed out when rain forced IndyCar to cancel the event. On Sunday he averaged 224.233 mph.Reigning Indy 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay wasn’t much better in his Honda, finishing at 224.573 mph. Ed Carpenter, winner of the pole in 2014 and 2013, only qualified slightly faster at 224.883.Then came Dixon.“I think the pressure came more before we even ran,” Dixon said. “For all of that to come down to one run you need to be perfect,”Perfect he was. No other driver ran a lap faster than 227 mph. Not that Dixon was watching.What you should know about the Indy 500 starting lineupHe was back in his team transport, watching another race with his wife and two daughters. When it was time to walk out and see his No. 1 spot finalized they went with him.It was the first time Dixon smiled all day.Follow Star reporter Blake Schuster on Twitter: @Schustee.Download the IndyStar Mobile Apps Chevrolet 2:41.0602 (223.519) Charlie Kimball Jack Hawksworth 2:40:1828 (224.743) Simon Pagenaud 2:41.4958 (222.916) Honda 2:39.8022 (225.279) Bryan Clauson 2. (1) Emma, Scott, and Poppy Dixon celebrate winning Scott Dixon's winning the pole for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday May17th, 2015.Emma, Scott, and Poppy Dixon celebrate winning Scott Dixon’s winning the pole for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday May17th, 2015.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Conor Daly 9. (21) Sage Karam Driver 8. (27) 33. (88) Chevrolet Chevrolet Chevrolet 2:41.2718 (223.226) Honda 14. (83) 4. (10) 18. (18) 5. (3) 2:40.3041 (224.573) Honda Josef Newgarden 2:39.0458 (226.350) 17. (15) 2:40.1585 (224.777) 2:39.6428 (225.503) Chevrolet Honda 2:39.8626 (225.193) Honda Make 32. (4) 16. (28) Honda Gabby Chaves J.R. Hildebrand Chevrolet Honda Graham Rahal 2:40.8651 (223.790) 2:40.5064 (224.290) 20. (7) Carlos Huertas Honda 2:40.5473 (224.233) Scott Dixon Simona De Silvestro 13. (32) 2:40.8304 (223.838) 29. (98) Honda 25. (43) 19. (29) Ryan Hunter-Reay Chevrolet Oriol Servia 2:40.8690 (223.747) 22. (48) Chevrolet Chevrolet 2:39.1900 (226.145) 23. (8) Stefano Coletti Honda Alex Tagliani 21. (19) Chevrolet 31. (41) 2:41.1119 (223.447) Pippa Mann Honda James Hinchcliffe 2:41.0865 (223.482) Time (Speed) Townsend Bell 26. (24) Justin Wilson 27. (14) Takuma Sato 2:40.2446 (224.657) Honda 6. (25) 11. (26) 2:41.5086 (222.898) 2:40.9022 (223.738) 2:42.6328 (221.358) Sebastian Saavedra Chevrolet 24. (5) Ed Carpenter Tristan Vautier* 2:39.8659 (225.189) 30. (17) Carlos Munoz Juan Pablo Montoya 2:39.8670 (225.187) 28. (63) Chevrolet Tony Kanaan Sebastien Bourdais 15. (2) 2:40.0830 (224.883) 12. (20) 1. (9) Chevrolet 2:38.7579 (226.760)last_img read more

Sub-varsity football: Haughton, Parkway, Bossier get wins

first_imgHaughton, Parkway and Bossier posted sub-varsity football victories on Monday.In freshman action, Haughton defeated Southwood 20-0 at Southwood to improve to 4-0. In junior varsity action, Parkway downed Byrd 21-8 at Preston Crownover Stadium and Bossier dropped Woodlawn 26-12 at Bossier.At Southwood, Tristan Sweeney, Keyshawn Davis and CJ McWilliams scored touchdowns in Haughton’s victory.Sweeney scored on a 14-yard run, and McWilliams went in from 10 yards out. Davis returned an interception 80 yards.McWilliams also forced a safety. Dillion Frazier led the defense with five tackles.At Parkway, Amani Larry scored on an 8-yard run and threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Kobe Gill. Alijah Barnett scored on a 17-yard run. Codie Bickel recovered a fumble.At Bossier, Isaiah Wallace scored two rushing touchdowns, and Jacoby Decker had one. Reginald Burns returned an interception for a touchdown. The Bearkats led 26-0 at the half.Defensive standouts included Burns, Michael Green and Joe Robinson.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

NCD Amateur basketball set for season 2020

first_imgBasketball The National Capital District Amateur Basketball Association is set to start its season 2020 next month. The competition will be held at the Hohola basketball courts. Speaking from Mt Hagen, match coordinator Silas Nicky said the association did not start its season because there were a lot of issues that needed to be resolved. “We were tied down with a lot of things and couldn’t start our competition in time but we will start our pre-season next month,” he said. Nicky, who is also the president of the annual off season basketball league, said the month of November and December were also a busy time for him. He had to run the National Souths basketball tournament in Lae and later had to attend to his father Nicky Longer’s funeral in Erave, Southern Highlands. “The other reason for the delay also was that the clubs that took part in the 2018-2019 season had no control over their players’ movement,” Nicky said. “Players had play from different association and leagues and that is something we at NCDABA will tighten that up for this season.” Nicky said the NCDABA competition sets a pathway for the elite competition, the PMBL and he hopes that PMBL introduces women’s challenge in the near future. “We will still continue with the men’s and women’s A-grade competitions as well as the Under 15 boys and girls and the Under 17 boys and girls competition this year,” Nicky said. He has also aware of the setting up of another basketball association, the Port Moresby Basketball Association. However, Nicky has warned that the players should be wary and be careful when choosing the association to participate in because there could be repercussions. “In my days, when we were affiliated to an association, we did not go and play in another association as there are rules and regulations there and players or coaches that break these rules were penalised. I am not sure how it works today or I have not seen a lot of players with us at NCDABA and I hope they are not taking part in that (other) competition,” Nicky said. Further information can be obtained on the start of NCDABA season from league officials on 72784445 or 71169073.last_img read more