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

India Happier Place

first_imgLatin America is the happiest and East African the unhappiest place on Earth.The Happy Planet Index, compiled by UK-based New Economics Foundation, ranks India 35 on the list, which is topped by Costa Rica.India is way ahead of many developed economies, including the US and the UK, which are ranked 114 and 74 respectively. The index is based on life expectancy, life satisfaction and ecological factors. The survey points out that “the countries that are meant to represent successful development are some of the worst-performing in terms of sustainable well-being.”Countries in HPI rank   HPI1Costa Rica         76.12Dominican Republic 71.83Jamaica 70.14Guatemala 68.45Vietnam 66.56Colombia66.17Cuba65.78El Salvador61.59Brazil6110Honduras6111Nicaragua60.512Egypt60.313Saudi Arabia59.714Philippines5915Argentina5916Indonesia58.917Bhutan58.518Panama57.419Laos57.320China57.121Morocco56.822Sri Lanka56.523Mexico55.624Pakistan55.625Ecuador55.526Jordan 54.627Belize 54.528Peru 54.429Tunisia 54.330Trinidad and Tobago 54.231Bangladesh 54.132Moldova 54.133Malaysia 5434Tajikistan 53.535India 53  Related Itemslast_img read more