Marum stages coaching clinic in Mount Hagen

first_imgRugby League BY RITA PEKI Papua New Guinea Kumuls Head Coach Michael Marum visited Mt Hagen this week to conduct coaching and training sessions with trainers, coaches and primary school students. Marum was in town on Monday afternoon and conducted the sessions at the Rebiamul oval outside Mt Hagen City on Tuesday. Similar sessions were conducted in Jiwaka province on Wednesday. Both the Rebiamul and Hagen Tee Primary Schools students turned out in numbers to welcome and receive Marum. The local teams gathered at the field and did their warm-up, dynamic stretches, agility, ladders, huddles, movements, attacking and defensive drills. Marum gave motivational advice and training to the players, trainers and coaches. His visit boosted the morale of the players and students in the schools rugby league competition. They also hope that one day they will be able to play under his coaching if they are fortunate of making it to the national team, the PNG Kumuls. Mt Hagen Rugby Football League vice president James Meninga applauded Marum for the visit, saying his visit was a bonus as they prepare to kick-start their local competition which was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Former PNG Kumul, who was one of the participants, Billy Noi told the Post-Courier that it was a positive training session despite limited time. He believes that they had learnt a lot from Marum that would help them go a long way to moulding them. “I really appreciate him coming to Mt Hagen who is an experienced sports administrator who is passionate about training, teaching and developing us,” Noi said. “If PNG Rugby League can arrange more of this training with the assistance of Mr Marum, then this would be great as it will improve the level of the local competition.” He said they had to prepare in the local competition so that they could be familiar with what to do in the intercity games. Marum was appreciative of the presence of the crowd and the participants and he took the opportunity to wish the Mt Hagen League all the best in their first competition next week. The purpose of Marum’s visit to Mt Hagen was to see how the Mt Hagen franchise Digicel Cup team Wamp Nga Hagen Eagles conducted their training and was on hand to give advice where possible to help in their training.last_img read more

Coyotes sign D Jakob Chychrun to 6-year extension

first_imgThe Coyotes selected Chychrun with the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Related News He has scored 11 goals and added 23 assists in his young career. He added four goals and 10 assists in 2017-18. But he has not played yet this season.”I’m thrilled to be with the Coyotes for the next six years,” Chychrun said. “Arizona is where I want to be. I’m excited about our group moving forward and I can’t wait to be a big part of it.” AAV is $4.6M on what Craig is reporting here— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 13, 2018″We are extremely pleased to sign Jakob to a six-year contract extension,” Arizona Coyotes president of hockey operations and general manager John Chayka said in a press release Tuesday. “Jakob is a young, highly skilled defenseman with an incredibly bright future. He has battled through some adversity with injuries the last two years, but we remain confident that he has the necessary size, talent and work ethic to be one of our core players for many years to come.” NHL reaches ‘tentative’ settlement in concussion lawsuit Capitals raffle winner donates more than $19,000 to Pittsburgh shooting victims The Coyotes announced Tuesday they have signed defenseman Jakob Chychrun to a six-year extension. ICYMI: Earlier today we signed @j_chychrun7 to a six-year contract extension. 🖊>>— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) November 14, 2018According to TSN, the deal is worth around $4.6 million per season.last_img read more

Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing assault charge in Boston

first_imgFILE – In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston says Batali is scheduled to be arraigned Friday, May 24, 2019, on a charge of indecent assault and battery, in connection with an allegation that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)BOSTON | Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing a criminal charge on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.Batali, who recently gave up financial stakes in all his restaurants, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of indecent assault and battery, a spokeswoman for Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said.It’s the first criminal charge against Batali resulting from several sexual harassment and assault allegations that crippled his career amid the #MeToo movement.A criminal complaint filed last month says the woman told police that Batali noticed her taking a picture of him at the restaurant and offered to take a selfie with her, The Boston Globe reported .The woman says Batali then grabbed her chest, kissed her face and touched her groin without her consent.The details in the complaint mirror those in a civil lawsuit filed against Batali in August. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for “severe emotional distress” including anxiety and self-doubt.A lawyer for Batali said the chef denies the allegations.“The charges, brought by the same individual without any new basis, are without merit,” Attorney Anthony Fuller said in an emailed statement. “He intends to fight the allegations vigorously and we expect the outcome to fully vindicate Mr. Batali,” Fuller said.Several other women have previously come forward to allege sexual misconduct by Batali. Batali stepped down from daily operations at his restaurant empire and cooking show “The Chew” in December 2017 after four women accused him of inappropriate touching.Batali apologized that month, saying the allegations “match up” with ways he has acted.“I have made many mistakes and I am so very sorry that I have disappointed my friends, my family, my fans and my team,” Batali said in an email newsletter. “My behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility.”The New York Police Department said last year that it was investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against the chef after a woman told “60 Minutes” that Batali drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005. Batali denied assaulting the woman.last_img read more