Netball boss ‘extremely happy’

first_imgThe Pepes finished second at the tournament behind winners Northern Ireland. Six teams took part in the tournament.“The girls did well despite having only 11 players. The board is very happy with the result which is an improvement from their performance at the last Nations Cup,” said Leka Maliaki.She added that, going forward the team will continue to train and keep fit for upcoming international events scheduled for March next year.“We maintained the core of the team from the Pacific Games and got results. Stability is important and we want to keep them together, training and maintaining that high level of competitiveness,” said Leka Maliaki.The Pepes arrive tomorrow morning.last_img

Experience Sharing, Networking, Benefit 45 Rural Women

first_imgLNRW honor their partners from KtK in Buchanan.Forty-five women under the banner of Liberia National Rural Women (LNRW) recently benefited from a two-day experience sharing and networking workshop in the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.In the 15 counties, LNRW leadership has a membership of 77,100.The networking and experience sharing workshop was sponsored by the Kvinna Till Kvinna (KtK) Foundation (meaning woman to woman). It is to help them network with other women and do things that will serve the nation. Kvinna Till Kvinna is a Swedish organization founded in 1993 as a result of the Yugoslav Wars. It supports women in war and conflict zones with a strong concentration on the Balkans, but is also active in some African countries, including Liberia, the Middle East and the Caucasus.The two-day event brought together women from the 15 counties, to work with their colleagues in the urban setting and formulate new developmental goals.Ma Kebeh Monger, LNRW President, underscored the importance of women to network so as to improve the livelihood of some of their disadvantaged colleagues.She dispelled the notion of women being maker, and said that they are mothers that have a role to develop the nation.Ma Kebeh therefore wants women to be given equal opportunities to prove their ability to develop.The workshop is expected to empower the participants, giving them a voice in decision-making.In a joint presentation on strategies to network and coordinate, Elizabeth Dolo and Sianie Koluba, both KtK representatives, said women’s group networking was necessary to enable them to make the right decision.They said networking is building relationship with people and understanding that everyone has equal values.According to the two women, the more women network successfully, the better chance they have to meet their developmental agenda in a shorter time and without spending much capital.“In networking, everyone is important, because each person has the ability to do something that would be powerful and less expansive,” Elizabeth and Sianie said.They believe that networking cannot be successful without positive communication, and working on each other’s ideas to impact the lives of other women.Cllr. Asatu Bah Kenneth, Deputy Immigration Service Commissioner of Liberia, called on the women to stop abusing the power that is in their hands but network to empower each other.“Many women are single today because they are abusing the power that is in their hands,” she said.Cllr. Kenneth said gender equality is not gender abuse, so women must see their husbands as the head of the home.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Independiente face new Brazil test in Libertadores draw

first_imgThe match however was overshadowed by violence before, during and after the game, when Brazilian fans used fireworks to attack the team hotel where Independiente were staying.Further violence flared during the second leg at the Maracana Stadium, with fighting inside and outside of the iconic venue.Independiente are the most successful side in Libertadores history, with seven titles, although they have not lifted the prestigious club competition since 1984.Another eye-catching Brazil-Argentina clash in the group stage will see Buenos Aires side River Plate, the three-time champions who won the tournament in 2015 face Flamengo in Group Four.Argentina’s Independiente players celebrate with the 2017 Sudamericana Cup trophy, at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, on December 13, 2017 © AFP/File / Carl DE SOUZAGroup Five meanwhile will see Brazil’s Cruzeiro take on Argentina’s Racing Club.Three-time Brazilian winners Santos also face Argentinian opposition in Group, where their opponents include four-time Libertadores champions Estudiantes.Group Eight promises another clash of heavyweights with Argentina’s six-time winners Boca Juniors facing 1999 Libertadores champions Palmeiras.Defending champions Gremio of Brazil meanwhile will be favourites to progress from Group One, where their opponents include Paraguay’s Cerro Porteño, Defensor Sporting of Uruguay and Venezuela’s Monagas.The opening preliminary round matches take place on January 22 with the final to be played over two legs on November 7 and 28.Draw:First roundMatch 1 – Montevideo Wanderers (URU) v Olimpia (PAR)Match 2 – Deportivo Macará (ECU) v Deportivo Táchica VEN)Match 3 – Oriente Petrolero (BOL) v Universitario (PER)Second roundC1 – Winner match 2 v Independiente Santa Fe (COL) C2 – Chapecoense (BRA) v Nacional (URU)C3 – Winner match 3 v Jorge Wilstermann (BOL)C4 – Carabobo (VEN) v Guaraní (PAR)C5 – Winner match 1 v Junior (COL)C6 – Chile qualifier (tbc) v Vasco Da Gama (BRA)C7 – Banfield (ARG) v Independiente del Valle (ECU)C8 – Santiago Wanderers (CHI) v Melgar (PER)Third roundMatch 1 – C1 v C8Match 2 – C2 v C7Match 3 – C3 v C6Match 4 – C4 v C5Group phaseGroup 1Gremio (BRA)Cerro Porteño (PAR)Defensor Sporting (URU)Monagas (VEN)Group 2Atlético Nacional (COL)Bolívar (BOL)Colo Colo (CHI)Delfín Sporting (ECU)Group 3Peñarol (URU)Libertad (PAR)The Strongest (BOL)Atlético Tucumán (ARG)Group 4River Plate (ARG)Emelec (ECU)Flamengo (BRA)(Winner Match 1 C1 v C8)Group 5Cruzeiro (BRA)Universidad de Chile (CHI)Racing Club (ARG)(Winner Match 3 C3 v C6)Group 6Santos (BRA)Estudiantes (ARG)Real Garcilaso (PER)(Winner Match 2 C2 v C7)Group 7Corinthians (BRA)Independiente (ARG)Millonarios (COL)Deportivo Lara (VEN)Group 8Boca Juniors (ARG)Palmeiras (BRA)Alianza Lima (PER)(Winner Match 4 C4 v C5)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Conmebol competitions director Hugo Figueredo (C) holds a paper with the name of Ecuador’s club Independiente del Valle during the Copa Libertadores 2018 draw, at the Conmebol headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, on December 20, 2017 © AFP / NORBERTO DUARTELUQUE, Paraguay, Dec 21 – Argentinian giants Independiente will face another test against Brazilian opposition after being drawn against Sao Paulo side Corinthians in the group stage of the 2018 Copa Libertadores here Wednesday.Independiente sealed their place in the Libertadores draw last week after lifting the Copa Sudamericana following a 3-2 aggregate victory over Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro.last_img read more