PNG students enter team in Philippines league

first_imgThe Central Luzon Crusaders team previously known as the Indang Rebels which incorporates PNG students studying in Universities and colleges in Philippines will now compete in the Philippines National Rugby League Competition against some of Philippines strong teams Albay Vulcans, Manila Storm and University of Batangas Toro in a four team competition.Rebels were formed 3 years ago by students to celebrate Papua New Guinea’s independence in Philippines as the countries national sport.It has eventually progressed from college level to national level.Gorden Asa a 24year old PNG national studying Civil Engineering at Cavite State University will be leading the Central Luzon Crusaders in the PNRL’s inaugural 2016 season.Gorden and the PNG students are proud to play in a regular Rugby League competition to develop the sport and be part of history.“We took the opportunity to show people our interest in Rugby League as it builds our interest to train and promote Rugby League to our Filipino friends in our school, province and the Philippines,” the Central Luzon Crusaders trailblazer  Gorden Asa said. He predicts more students will join as the competition progresses and gains popularity in the Philipines.“Our aim is to teach those that are willing to learn the sport and how it is played internationally,” Gorden said.last_img read more

Biomass ruling favors Schneider Electric

first_imgPreviously: Attorneys argued Sept. 28 over whether a biomass plant could be sited in downtown Vancouver; the Vancouver City Council on Monday passed an emergency moratorium on development to block the plant.What’s new: A hearing examiner ruled in favor of Schneider Electric, which partnered with Clark County to build the plant.What’s next: City officials will consider their options.Schneider Electric on Thursday won a decision from a hearing examiner over a proposed biomass plant in downtown Vancouver, and proponents say that despite the Vancouver City Council’s best effort to kill the proposal, it’s still on.On Monday, with no warning to the county, the Vancouver City Council passed an emergency six-month moratorium on development in the downtown zone.David Palmer of Schneider Electric, which signed a contract with Clark County to build a biomass electricity generating plant west of the Clark County Jail, said Thursday that the company has been able “to mitigate the financial impact of the moratorium and the project remains financially viable even with the delay.”The city’s move was thought to be a fatal blow because Schneider would miss out on an $8 million federal grant that expires at the end of the year.Palmer said Thursday that additional funding has been identified from the New Market Tax Credit program.Hearing examiner Sharon Rice, an attorney from Shoreline, ruled that the biomass plant is “consistent with the intent and purpose” of a light industrial overlay district.last_img read more