Olympic Week

first_imgBased on the three pillars of “Move”, “Learn”, and “Discover”, NOCs are encouraged to organise sports, cultural and educational activities for all, regardless of age, gender, social background or sporting ability.PNGOC will be running a series of activities over the course of a week to commemorate Olympic Day on June 23, 2016. The activities are targeted at various stakeholder groups including schools, communities, athletes, and corporate organisations. The activities will promote the Olympic Movement and the PNG Olympic Committee.Schools visited will be Living Light, Lahara Birdwing, Port Moresby Grammar and Port Moresby National High School. The school visits will occur on Monday and Tuesday.Wednesday has been earmarked for visits to sports where our elite athletes will talk to them about representing the country and what it means to be an elite athlete. Sports earmarked are Basketball, Rugby 7s and Handball.IOC provides an Olympic Toolkit which outlines various activities and messages associated with the day. The Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP), Olympic movement quizzes and sports demonstrations will be the basis of the activities carried out.The Olympic Values Education Programme promotes the Olympic Values of Respect, Excellence and Friendship with participants asked to reflect on what those values mean to them and how they can demonstrate those values in their lives.Information on the Olympic Movement and its history will also be shared with participants.Sports demonstrations will be held as part of the activities and will be the main focus of activities held on Thursday June 23rd. Schools have been invited to attend the sports demonstrations at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre. The sports demonstrations will occur over the course of the day with a morning session and afternoon session.Sports and organisations earmarked for the demonstrations are Basketball, Athletics, Archery, Taekwondo, Karate, Para-sport, Cricket, League Bilong Laif, Yoga for Life.Also on June 23rd, will be an Olympic Day Luncheon where PNG’s Olympians, and PNGOC partners will share a meal to celebrate the day.On Friday, June 24th we will be visiting Vabukori village to run the session. An OVEP session followed by sports demonstrations and then a League Bilong Laif activity will make up the session.In addition to the activities, PNGOC will run a social media campaign involving a quiz competition on facebook, inspirational quotes on twitter and a ‘form the Olympic Rings’ competition on instagram.The PNGOC’s President and Secretary General will be making media visits to discuss Olympic Day and the week-long activities being carried out by the PNGOC.Partial funding for the overall budget has been secured through Olympic Solidarity. Funding from ExxonMobil through OVEP is also earmarked for the activities. Coca-Cola and Paradise Foods are also supporting the activities.last_img read more

L’Equipe: The president of Rennes, dismissed for negotiating the sale of Camavinga to Madrid

first_imgSurprisingly, Rennes dismissed his president Olivier Létang yesterday. The Breton group did not explain in the statement the reasons for the strange dismissal, and today L’Equipe has indicated in a story that the main reason would have been a secret negotiation with Real Madrid by Eduardo Camavinga.Rennes’ 17-year-old midfielder is the result of interest from large clubs, among which is the white team. Létang was negotiating at the expense of the shareholders meeting the sale of the player to Real Madrid in summer, something that did not sit well with François-Henri Pinault, current owner of the club. With Létang, Rennes had experienced the best sports stage in its history. Not only did he win a title 48 years later, but he qualified for the first time in the knockout stages of the Europa League, as well as currently fighting to get into the Champions League. However, the negotiation of Camavinga has been enough to motivate the dismissal of what was until yesterday the president of the entity. Among the possible candidates to replace him, is Arsene Wenger.last_img read more

Green, Rodgers top G.C. Foster 5K

first_imgHYDEL High’s Monifa Green and Kingston College’s Ari Rodgers continued their fine form on the road this season as both won their respective sections of the Gerald Claude Foster 5K Run/Walk in Angels, Spanish Town, yesterday.Green, winner of the recent Portmore Burger King 10K, captured the female event in 19 minutes 10.30 seconds, while Rodgers covered the course in a fast 15 minutes 31.50 seconds.Hydel swept the top-three spots among the females as 13-year-old Oceelia Jones was second in 19:30.90 with third going to Aaliyah Stewart in 19:44.30.Rodgers, 15, had his second success in a week following his win at the Hugo Chambers 5K event the previous Sunday. Despite running in mid pack for the first 1,000 metres, Rodgers showed his class from the 2K mark as he joined the front runners, led by G.C. Foster College’s Oshane Archibald, Obrien Frith and his teammate Shane Buchanan.Rodgers then pulled away from his rivals late in the race for a convincing win. Buchanan was second in 15:37.60, with Frith passing Archibald near to the finish line for third in 15:58.40.”I am happy with my second win and I enjoyed the route as it was a flat one and I had no problem with it,” Rodgers said.G.C. Foster and Hydel walked away with the team awards for males and female,s respectively. Kingston College were second and Bellefield took third among the males. In the female team event, Holmwood Technical placed second and Edwin Allen High, third.Meet director Maurice Wilson was pleased with the organisation of the event.”We started on time and I would like to thank all the officials who turned up to ensure that everything went well. Big up to our sponsors, and we had more athletes than we anticipated and this is good sign for the future as I expect next year’s staging to be bigger and better,” Wilson, a senior lecturer at the institution, said.last_img read more

Venezuelan refugees yet to receive assistance – Reg 1 Chairman

first_imgIt has been more than two weeks since pleas were made for the provision of supplies for the languishing Venezuelan migrants who departed their home country for Guyana, and to date, no materials have been received and persons are still awaiting assistance. This was communicated by Region One (Barima-Waini) Chairman, Brentol Ashley on Thursday, who confirmed that the refugees are still lacking food and household items. Ashley told Guyana Times that assistance is needed to support those who would have fled the conditions of their country and the region was tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that everyone was provided for. A survey was also in progress since a number of persons residing in the communities were unaccounted for and many are scattered across the region as they seek shelter and possible employment in whatever ways they can. Some of the food items needed are non-perishables and can be transported to the remote communities without spoilage. Sources who also transport necessary items told this publication that materials to build shelters, such as tarpaulins, are essential since flooding is evident during the month of December. Along with that, clothing was already provided to some individuals but any contribution is welcomed.“We had sent up some clothes but not all the villages got because it’s a lot of them. We’re trying to cater for the children as much as possible and then go on to the adults. If we’re going to send assistance, it will be things like tarpaulins…ropes and plastics to ensure that the shelter is secured.”The Chairman had also posed the thought that the rain will take its effect during this time of the year.“We’re currently having rain now. We haven’t had reports from villages of flooding and so forth but of course it is going to be a factor that is going to affect the migrants because of the kind of makeshift camps that they have,” Ashley was quoted as saying.It was reported that an initiative was undertaken in collaboration with the Public Health Ministry to send medical personnel at key areas so that the refugees can access basic health care facilities. This is done on a 24-hour basis.A multi-sectoral committee was also established to coordinate the national response and assistance to the Venezuelans. Local public officers also underwent a one-day training workshop on the international best practice to prepare them in assisting migrants and protecting them from abuse and exploitation.Meanwhile, efforts to contact the Citizenship Minister Winston Felix to ascertain what Government’s position was on assisting the migrants proved futile as calls went unanswered.last_img read more

A.V. man’s conviction thrown out

first_img“The prosecution therefore did not satisfy its burden of proving the reasonableness of the entire traffic stop.” Records showed that the deputies checked the car’s vehicle identification number against Department of Motor Vehicles records at 7:36p.m. and learned that the proper license plate had expired six months earlier, the ruling said. The traffic stop occurred at 2:50p.m. – four hours and 46minutes earlier, the ruling said. “Therefore, the deputies had admittedly already prolonged the traffic stop far beyond the time reasonably necessary to investigate the license-plate problem when they learned about the expiration of the prior license plate. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Samuel was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading no contest to possession of marijuana for sale. The traffic stop occurred in Lancaster in November 2004. Prosecutors had argued that the search was justified by Samuel’s parole status. Samuel testified at a hearing that he did not tell deputies he was on parole until after he was handcuffed and seated in the back of the patrol car, according to the ruling. At that time, the deputies had already searched the car. Neither deputy testified about the timing of Samuel’s admission he was on parole. The order of questioning by the prosecution created an impression that Samuel revealed his status before the deputies removed him from his car and searched it, the ruling said. “(N)either the testimony of the deputies nor any other evidence showed that the deputies learned of appellant’s parole status within the time period reasonably necessary to investigate and act upon the license-plate problem that led them to stop appellant’s car,” the ruling said. LANCASTER – An appeals court has thrown out the drug conviction of an Antelope Valley ex-convict because a nearly five-hour traffic stop by sheriff’s deputies to initially investigate the licensing on his car went beyond what is constitutional. The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Stacy Ramon Samuel that the trial judge erred in denying a defense motion to disallow evidence of marijuana found in the car. “(The two deputies) reasonably suspected appellant’s car was not properly licensed after they `ran’ the license plate and found it was not found in the records of the DMV. Accordingly, the stop was justified at its inception,” the ruling said. “An investigatory stop exceeds constitutional bounds when police extend its duration beyond the time reasonably necessary under the circumstances that justified the initial stop,” the ruling added. last_img

Minus Martin, Dodgers collapse

first_imgBut the Dodgers have come to rely so heavily on Martin that the thought he might miss significant time at a point when they are clinging to life in the standings had to be weighing on them – even if backup Mike Lieberthal doubled, walked and scored both of the Dodgers’ runs. “Russell came out to the dugout wanting to pinch hit late in the game,” Dodgers manager Grady Little said. “I’m not really sure if he will be in there (today).” The middle of a playoff race seemed like a bad place for the Dodgers (73-66) to put up a stinker, but sometimes, those are the games that are the easiest to move on from. They committed three errors, one on a throw from right field by Kemp that sailed over Lieberthal’s head, ricochetted off the brick wall behind the plate and shot back into foul territory over by the first-base dugout. That allowed Mark DeRosa, who had planned on stopping at third, to scoot all the way home on Derrek Lee’s single. The run looked big at the time, making it 4-1 in the fifth. But nothing looked big after the eighth, when Jonathan Meloan faced two batters and walked them both, Mark Hendrickson gave up two runs without recording an out, and Roberto Hernandez gave up two more hits, allowed another run and hit a batter. By that time, the third-place Dodgers knew they would end the evening four games back in the NL West, three back in the wild card. Eric Stults (1-3), making what the Dodgers hope will be his final start of the season in place of the suspended David Wells, gave up an RBI single to Geovany Soto in the second and a two-run homer to Aramis Ramirez in the third, making it 3-0. The Dodgers drafted Lilly in the 23rd round in 1996. Two years later, they shipped him to Montreal in a seven-player deal. That eventually brought Lilly (14-7) here, where he gave up two runs over 62/3 innings Wednesday. tony.jackson@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Dodgers had lost, 8-2, to the Chicago Cubs before 39,559 on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. But more than that, they had gotten a lackluster performance from their starting pitcher, flubbed a couple of throws, gotten schooled by a veteran pitcher they had traded away almost a decade ago, gone 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and watched a rare collapse by their bullpen in the bottom of an eighth inning that had begun with the Dodgers still within striking distance. In the wake of all of that, it could be argued Martin’s absence was the story. The man who had started behind the plate for all but 13 of the Dodgers’ previous 138 games had been sent to a local hospital before this one for an MRI on his left knee. He had been injured slightly when he attempted, and failed, to score from third base on a would-be sacrifice fly by Rafael Furcal in the eighth inning on Tuesday night. Martin limped to the dugout, but he stayed in the game to catch the final two innings, and the MRI was only for precautionary reasons. As expected, it showed nothing more than a sprain, and Martin himself is nothing more than day to day, meaning he could be back in the lineup as soon as this afternoon. “I’ll know (today) when I get on the field and do some different activities and see how it responds,” Martin said. “I tried squatting. Movement-wise, I have full range of motion. The information the doctor gave me couldn’t be any better, so that’s a good thing.” The fact Martin didn’t play wasn’t the reason the Dodgers couldn’t solve Ted Lilly, the same guy they had knocked out of the game in the fifth inning back on May 25 at Dodger Stadium. It also wasn’t the reason the Dodgers didn’t have the greatest approach against Lilly, as exemplified by the top of the fourth inning, when Matt Kemp led off with a single and never advanced because Jeff Kent and Andre Ethier each popped up on the first pitch before Shea Hillenbrand struck out on three pitches. BASEBALL: While Martin gets an MRI that produces good news, L.A. turns in a stinker. By Tony Jackson STAFF WRITER CHICAGO – Russell Martin walked out of the shower, sat down in front of his locker to finish toweling off, then spied the small gaggle of reporters waiting to talk to him after a game he didn’t play in. He tried as best he could, as politely as he could, to shoo them away, insisting that there was “no story,” but he was ultimately unsuccessful. last_img read more

Woman killed, second person injured in crash near Palmdale

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The details of the accident were not immediately known, he said. A SigAlert was issued at 10:14 p.m. yesterday and the intersection was closed. It was reopened about 12:45 a.m. today, he said. PALMDALE – A woman was killed and another person was injured in a single vehicle crash in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Palmdale, a California Highway Patrol officer said today. The crash occurred on Avenue T at 165th Street East about 8:40 p.m. yesterday, said CHP Officer David Porter. A woman in her mid-30s was pronounced dead at the scene, Porter said. A second person was transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills with unknown injuries, Porter said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgThe highly anticipated ‘Toyota Showtime’ will take place today at Kellys Toyota garages in Letterkenny and Mountcharles.The ‘Showtime Promotion’ kicks-off today and lasts until Sunday, the 9th of November.Kellys Toyota will be showcasing its full passenger and commercial model line-up for 2015, during its ‘Showtime promotion’. With the newest model line-up of any car brand, highlights will include the 2015 Toyota Yaris as well as the exciting customisable and connected new AYGO.As part of Toyota’s Showtime promotion, every Toyota passenger vehicle ordered before December 8th and registered before January 31st 2015 will come with 3 years’ free servicing.Synonymous with superb quality, reliability, high levels of specification and exceptional value for money, Toyota has the best resale value in Ireland and was recently announced as the most popular car brand in Ireland, according to a Cartell report.Call into our showrooms today, and have a look for yourselves, we’re open all weekend.     KELLYS TOYOTA ‘GEARING’ UP FOR SHOWTIME PROMOTION was last modified: November 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesKelly’s ToyotanewsShowtime Promotionlast_img read more

Football Travels To PFL Rival Dayton

first_imgStory Links Live Stream Drake’s No. 1 rushing defense had a great week, holding Stetson to just 73 yards rushing. Stetson had previously run for 230 or more yards in three of the previous four games. However, that defense will be challenged this weekend by a Dayton team that has rushed for 237 yards per game at home. Drake Game Notes Saturday’s contest will be broadcast on the NCAA FCS Football Facebook page. The Drake University football team continues Pioneer Football League play Saturday, Oct. 20, at noon CDT at PFL rival Dayton University. Live Stats The last time the two teams met, Dayton won, 20-10, in Des Moines. The Bulldogs rushed for a season-high 210 yards, led by Brock Reichardt with 96 yards. Second on the team in rushing yard was Grant Kramer who added 62 yards from under center. Live Audio Stetson answered back by marching down the field, needing a touchdown to win. With less than ten seconds left on the clock, it looked like the Bulldogs stopped the Stetson receiver short of the goal-line when the ball appeared a few yards from the pile and was picked up and ran into the endzone for the game-winning score. Dayton leads the all-time series 26-8, but Drake has won four of the last seven meetings since 2011. The Bulldogs’ momentum has been slowed the past two meetings, with Dayton winning those two meetings. Despite the loss, Drake held onto the No. 1 ranking in the PFL in scoring defense, total defense, rushing defense, and pass defense efficiency. The Bulldogs also lead the nation in blocked punts with four. Dayton (3-4, 2-2 PFL) lost a 36-34 contest Saturday, Oct. 13 on the road against PFL leader San Diego. Dayton quarterback Jack Cook is averaging 246.0 yards per game, including a Dayton record 432 yards passing in the loss to San Diego.  Drake (3-2, 2-1 PFL) lost a heartbreaker on a last-second Stetson touchdown for a final score of 23-21. Thirteen points were scored in the last minute, including a 76-yard touchdown reception from Devin Cates on the first play of the drive. After facing Dayton, Drake travels to Valparaiso at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 to finish the two-game road trip. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Newman Drafted in 2019 NPF College Draft Monday Night

first_imgStory Links Aussie Peppers of Minnesota NASHVILLE – Redshirt senior pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) of the Drake University softball team was selected 13th by the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota in the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch College Draft presented by Park Planet Monday night. Newman, who is the first-ever Drake player drafted by the NPF will play her first professional season this summer close to Des Moines and her hometown of Madison, Wis., with the Peppers based out of North Mankato, Minn. for the 2019 season. Newman, who is already Drake’s all-time career leader in strikeouts (1,055) and wins (81), is having a tremendous final season for the Bulldogs. She is 17-6 with a 1.11 earned run average and a nation-best 255 strikeouts. Newman also leads the nation in hits allowed per seven innings (3.01) and strikeouts per seven innings (12.8). Her win total is tied for the most in the Missouri Valley Conference, her ERA is the best mark in the MVC and her innings pitched (139.1) and opponent batting average (.126) are also tops in the Valley. Newman has thrown three perfect games, including one last weekend against Loyola and been named MVC Pitcher of the Week seven times. Newman has recorded nine straight complete games where she has struck out 10 or more in each victory.center_img Newman was selected to the 2018 NFCA Third Team All-America team, is two-time MVC Pitcher of the Year winner and a three-time All-MVC First Team selection. She needs 32 more strikeouts to become the Valley’s all-time leader and four more victories for No. 2 all-time. Newman was selected to the 2018 USA Softball Top 25 Collegiate Player of the Year finalists list and to the top 50 watch list for the 2019 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. She has won MVC Pitcher of the Week an impressive 18 times in her career. Newman and her teammates host Iowa Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the first of four scheduled home games at Buel Field. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more