The annual rugby league event was launched yesterday at the Kone Tigers Oval.There are 42 teams taking part this year in the tournament that started today and will end on December 31.Tournament Coordinator, Sengelo Skonga, said games are being played at two venues – Kone Tigers Oval (Pools A-D) and Ipi Park (Pools E-H).In the results from this morning at Ipi Park, Moutana Roosters drew with Saraga Dwellers 10-10, Freeway Bumpers def. 6 Mile Tigers 8-4, Port Moresby Muruks def. ATT 8-2, and Garden Hills Eagles def. Car Wash Blacks 14-4.K50,000 has been allocated to cover prize money for the tournament, plus operational costs, added Skonga.
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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Akhuetie leads all players in the MVP race after the first round of the tournament, having accumulated a total of 77 statistical points.The 6-foot-8 center averaged 15.7 points, 15.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists throughout the first seven games for the Fighting Maroons, who ended the first round with a 3-4 record.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 ChrissUniversity of the East’s Alvin Pasaol is in second after amassing 71.5714 statistical points for the 1-6 Red Warriors.The burly 6-foot-4 power forward is the league’s top scorer, averaging 23.7 points, the only player so far to norm at least 20 points a game, while being the fifth-best rebounder with 10.1 rebounds per game. Adamson vows to get back at La Salle after painful loss MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum University of the Philippines’ imposing center Bright Akhutie is at the forefront for the top individual prize in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame is in the third spot with 68.4286 statistical points after averaging 12 points, 12.4 rebounds while also being the best shot-blocker with 3.9 swats a game.De La Salle’s Justine Baltazar is in fourth with 64.5714 statistical points with averages of 13.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks.Season 80 Rookie of the Year Juan Gomez De Liaño is in fifth with 60.5714 statistical after averaging 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists for the Fighting Maroons.University of Santo Tomas forward CJ Cansino was the only rookie in the top 10 of the MVP race after putting up 57.4286 statistical points and per-game averages of 14.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists.Cansino could’ve been in the fifth spot of the race if not for his five-point deduction after he was called for an unsportsmanlike foul in the Growling Tigers’ 85-53 loss to the Blue Eagles.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.
While the rest of us are looking forward to a warm drink in front of a crackling fire on Christmas Eve, many people across Ireland will sleep on the streets.Donegal reporter Jerome Hughes spent some days living rough on the streets of Dublin in the run-up to last Christmas. His excellent documentary was first shown on TV3 last year but can be seen again tomorrow night on TV3 at 9pm.In ‘Homeless For Christmas’ Hughes is moved on by Gardai, told where he can get a hot meal, abused and also shown compassion by passers-by.It’s a different take on Christmas but one we should all take an hour to watch for the next time we avert our eyes from the gaze of a homeless person looking for some change we can always afford. WHY DONEGAL TV REPORTER’S DIFFERENT TAKE ON CHRISTMAS IS A MUST SEE was last modified: December 13th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Homeless At ChristmasJerome HughesTV3
Coronet Peak caps off ‘stellar’ season with visitor experience awardCapping off a stellar season, Queenstown’s Coronet Peak fought off stiff competition to win the Visitor Experience Award at the New Zealand Tourism Industry Awards this weekend.The ski area celebrated its final ‘hurrah’ on the snow this weekend with a Rugby World Cup-themed day in support of the AB’s on Saturday. On Sunday, all best efforts to host a Beach Party were somewhat thwarted by wet and wild weather, but a few brave souls managed the Pond Skim to cap off an amazing season.The final weekend of 2015 winter started well, with Coronet Peak ski area manager Ross Copland accepting the honour in Auckland on Friday night.The judges were unanimous in their praise, saying the ski area had done an “awesome job” in meeting its objective for 2015 to reduce customers’ ‘time to snow’ to ensure they have the ultimate experience on the mountain.“Late in 2014 we undertook a detailed review of the whole visitor journey looking for opportunities to provide an even better experience for our guests,” said Ross.“We have a short operational season between June and October, with approximately quarter of a million skiers and boarders visiting Coronet Peak in just four months.“Our operational processes vary according to the weather conditions which has encouraged us to be innovative and responsive to weather and business levels on a daily basis.”Putting the spotlight on the customer journey drove changes across the operation, including initiatives around recruitment and training, building restructuring and process flows, roading and car parking, and mountain operations.Tourism Industry Awards judges were delighted with the end result.“The visitor journey has been given a massive overhaul and is now truly world-class. Revenue has increased significantly and they are making an amazing contribution to the industry,” judges said.Guest Survey results have provided solid evidence that guests are loving the reductions in queue time and the additional time on snow.Source = Coronet Peak