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WE say it is unfair for almost all the keyboard warriors to be hammering the keys and posting negative comments about Sunday night’s results. Try see it that PNG was given that golden opportunity to participate based on being the host country. Those who follow soccer saw already what was coming. We should be supporting PNG regardless of the results. What other PNG soccer team has qualified to play in any world cup tournament???
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THAT aside, the fans at the Under 20 Women’s World Cup has been outstanding so far, creating an amazing atmosphere in the stadiums and cheering for their adopted teams. Thank you for showing the PNG hospitality.
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WHETHER you call it soccer or football, there’s no debating that the “beautiful game” is the height of athleticism. The technical skills, IQ and talent needed to compete at the World Cup or Premier League level is inspiring. It’s no wonder that so many soccer players have given us as many off the field gems as they have on the field.
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WHISTLED language is a form of communication that uses whistling to emulate speech, generally by imitating the intonation of a natural language. Though relatively rare, whistled language is found in cultures around the world and is especially common in parts of West Africa, where even French is whistled in some areas. Such languages enable communication over long ranges and are usually found in locations with rough terrain.
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LOI Krathong, an ancient festival held under a full moon throughout Thailand, is considered to be the loveliest of the country’s festivals. After sunset, people make their way to the water to launch small lotus-shaped banana-leaf or paper boats, each holding a lighted candle, a flower, joss sticks, and a small coin. Loi means “to float” and Krathong is a “leaf cup” or “bowl.” One legend linked to the origins of this festival holds that it celebrates the lotus blossoms that sprang up when the Buddha took his first baby steps.
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THE Apalachin Meeting was a summit of some 100 Mafiosi from the US, Canada, and Italy that was raided after their fancy cars and out-of-state license plates aroused the suspicions of law enforcement agents in Apalachin, New York. Fifty-eight Mafiosi, including bosses Carlo Gambino and Vito Genovese, were detained.
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OKAY … This month, the US Geological Survey (USGS) plans to fly a large, electromagnetic ring over Yellowstone National Park. It’s all part of a new initiative to map the park’s underground plumbing
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QUOTE of the day: It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch. – Ronaldinho
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