Young soccer star aims high

first_imgThe 16-year-old of mixed East Sepik and Gulf parentage realised her potential after being appointed to lead the U15 side to the Olympic Youth Games in 2014 and the U17 girls to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) World Cup qualifier in Cook Islands in January 14-24.“For me, I’ve come to realize that leadership is something that can be applied in any area and in sports teams, it is just as important,” Joseph said.She completed grade 12 last year at the Gerehu Secondary School in Port Moresby and is currently waiting for an offer to continue her tertiary education. The youngster said she was only starting out in women’s soccer but she hoped to learn from the experiences leading and playing at international tournaments.She admitted one of the problems she stumbled on when appointed to the role in 2014 was speaking.“I am not a good speaker but since given the role, I’ve been improving in this area because it is very important to be able to communicate with the team you are leading,” she said.Moreover, she plays for the Yamaros senior women’s side in the Port Moresby Soccer Association.She has now made it into the PNG U20 side and she is currently in Goroka under the watchful eyes of PNG U20 coach Lisa Cole.Making the senior side is her ultimate sporting goal.last_img read more

REVEALED: BANKS GET TOUGH AND APPLY TO COURTS TO REPOSSESS 174 DONEGAL HOMES

first_imgMORE than 170 repossession orders are being sought by the banks against homeowners here in Donegal in actions launched in the County Registrar’s Court in Letterkenny.The move by all the banks – including Ulster Bank, Bank of Ireland, AIB and Permanent TSB – has sent shockwaves through the legal system.And political reaction has been sharp. Sinn Féin TD for Donegal South West Pearse Doherty said: “It is clear from the high number of repossession cases listed before the court in Letterkenny this week that the issue of mortgage distress is not limited to large urban centres and is increasingly becoming a feature of the towns and villages of our rural counties.“In the past number of months we have seen an escalation of the initiation of legal proceedings by the banks with over 3,000 letters issued by the six biggest banks to those in mortgage distress in the first quarter of this year and, if the current approach by the Government and Financial Institutions continue, I expect the high number of repossession cases listed in Letterkenny this week to be the start of a wave of such cases in the future.“Earlier this month the Oireachtas Finance Committee launched a Report on the Mortgage Arrears Resolution Process which outlines 47 recommendations in this area. This report has cross party support and is the result of extensive consultation with financial institutions, statutory agencies and representative bodies working with those in Mortgage Distress.“In my view, the high number of repossession cases represents a sad indictment on the Government’s failure to adequately address this issue to date and I call on the Government and the banks to implement the recommendations outlined in the Committee Report as a matter of urgency in order to ensure that there is a robust system in place which aims to protect the family home in every case possible.”REVEALED: BANKS GET TOUGH AND APPLY TO COURTS TO REPOSSESS 174 DONEGAL HOMES was last modified: July 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:County Registrar’s CourtdonegalhomesletterkennyRepossessionslast_img read more