Team PNG finished first with the highest ever place on the medal tally at the last Pacific Mini-Games and the recent Pacific Games.However, with success comes expectations … and now the expectation for Team PNG is to continue to bring the country success in sports.For this reason, the PNG Olympic Committee hosted a Games Information Session primarily to share important games-related information regarding selection policies and funding with National Federations along with final Transforming of Team PNG’s Performance Strategy.President of PNGOC Sir John Dawanicura said it is time to focus on the future and think forward about strategic plans to produce Games success.Team PNG will be taking part in more Games in the coming years than ever before with new sporting events being introduced in the calendar.National Federations were reminded on the need to be committed, prudent, efficient with resources, coordinated and relentless in efforts to produce Games success.To guide these efforts, PNGOC developed a strategy with the help of an international team.
But their partnership was tested in the opener when University of the East put up a gallant stand before eventually yielding, 18-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-13.Out to challenge NU at 4 p.m. are the Lady Eagles, who tripped the Santo Tomas Tigresses, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22, in Saturday’s opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAteneo’s Jho Maraguinot will lead the charge for the rebooting Lady Eagles, along with Bea de Leon, Maddie Madayag, Michelle Morente and Kat Tolentino.Adamson and Far Eastern University collide at 2 p.m., each hoping to notch their first victory. Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Jaja Santiago and National University take on an Ateneo team wanting to prove itself post-Alyssa Valdez Wednesday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.Santiago, the dominant 6-foot-5 middle blocker-turned-opposite spiker, showed that she has found an able feeder in Jasmine Nabor, who replaced Ivy Perez.ADVERTISEMENT Tanduay wins 3rd in row as Cruz sizzles View comments
Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Summer’s not quite over yet as Globe teams up with Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) to bring an action-packed sporting event in the country! A total of 64 players from international (32) and local (32) elite teams will compete in the upcoming FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019 that will happen from May 23 to 26, 2019 at the White House Beach Resort in Boracay.The event will not just focus on the sport of beach volleyball since the participating players will also be at the forefront of the campaign for the use of reusable water containers and sports bottles during the tournament and help raise awareness on the importance of avoiding single-use plastics. Globe and BVR will also work closely with the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force, the local government of Malay and White House Beach Resort, the official tournament venue, as part of the efforts to promote sustainable sports tourism.ADVERTISEMENT The program hopes to empower and inspire Filipino underprivileged youth through beach volleyball as a language of hope and as a platform to make the dream of winning in international events come true. The activity is fully supported by Globe and is BVR’s way of promoting the country through beach volleyball as well as paying it forward to the community. Globe will also join BVR’s Sandroots Program Tours throughout the year that includes holding beach volleyball clinics in select provincial communities in Visayas and Mindanao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Beach volleyball is one of the world’s most exciting sports competitions, and it will be a good opportunity for the Philippines and for Globe to showcase the country’s capabilities when it comes to hosting global sporting events while also promoting responsible care for the environment through eco-tourism. We hope many Filipinos will head out to Boracay and witness the world’s best of the best in beach volleyball for a great summer to remember and get ready to #GrowTheGame,” says Issa Cabreira, Head of Consumer Mobile Business at Globe Telecom.Charo Soriano, BVR President, for her part, expressed gratitude to Globe for partnering with them in the hosting of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019. “We would like to thank Globe for sharing our vision of promoting sports and eco-tourism in the Philippines through beach volleyball, given the richness and robustness of the country’s natural resources. The Philippines has placed well in past editions of this tournament and I hope we will do well again this year and show the world the kind of up-and-coming powerhouse that we are in the sport of beach volleyball.”AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsA hydration area will be set up at the tournament venue for the players where they can fill up their respective reusable water containers or sports bottles. Volleyball fans can also visit the Globe Eco-Booth and show their support with the use of reusable sports bottles. Globe users can get a free reusable water bottle and eco-bag by simply registering to GoSAKTO90 and a free water refilling station will also be put up to quench their thirst while enjoying the tournament.To conclude the weekend, BVR will hold a beach volleyball clinic from 10 AM to 12 noon, which will be participated by over 80 indigenous (Ati) and underprivileged children as part of the group’s Sandroots Development Program for 2019. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting MOST READ Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Ronaldo not enough as Juve extend Italian domination but fall short in Europe Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN View comments
The Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Fallen Heroes Foundation (FHF) continues to provide assistance to the families of Policemen and women killed in the line of duty. This time, the Foundation brightened the Christmas holidays for seven families.Some of the recipients along with the members of the Fallen Heroes FoundationsA total of $450,000 was presented to the families by FHF Vice President, Professor Winston McGowan on Tuesday morning at the Police Officers’ Mess Annex, Eve Leary, Georgetown.Speaking at the presentation ceremony, FHF Chairman, Pastor Raphael Massiah, noted that since the establishment of the Foundation two years ago, they have been able to provide assistance to children under18 years, whose fathers lost their lives while on duty. To date, some 25 children have benefited from the initiative, with assistance and support in the areas of welfare and education.“We serve, we travel wherever these members are and we try to find out the issues they are faced with. Today we deliver what we hope will be some measure of support to the members of the Fallen Heroes Foundation. We try to do what we have to do with a human hand and as much as possible, so you can know that, not just the Police Force, but the entire nation, is indebted for the service of your loved one,” the Chairman remarked. He went on to reflect on the dignity and respect with which men and women in uniform are treated overseas and the preferential treatment they get, adding that while Guyana is a long way from such a culture, this initiative is a step in the right direction to recognise those fallen heroes, who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the country, even after they are gone.“You might be reflecting on your loved ones, we can’t replace them but we want to come side by side with you and your children at this time,” Pastor Massiah told the partners of the slain ranks. According to the GPF, some 64 Police officers were killed in the line of fire since 1913, with nine of them having lost their lives from 2010 to date. The most recent law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty were Constable Antonio Dawson who was stabbed in September 2015 while apprehending a suspect at Gafoors Complex at Houston, Greater Georgetown, and Leonard La Rose who was also stabbed while arresting a suspect who was wanted for rape at Mathews Ridge.La Rose’s reputed wife, with whom he shared three children, was among the recipients of the monetary assistance on Tuesday. She told reporters that while she has been coping since her reputed husband’s death back in March, it has been difficult.Nevertheless, she said she is grateful for the assistance provided by the Fallen Heroes Foundation, noting that this is her second time receiving it.At a memorial wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to the fallen Policemen and women back in July, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud had disclosed that the Foundation had managed to collect some $2.7 million from each divisional commander so far.This amount is separate from the donations given by Government officials, including President David Granger, and members of the business community. “The suffering of the spouses and children of these men and women who were killed in the line of duty often times go unnoticed, therefore I assure you all that there will be greater economic support to these families,” the Police Commissioner had stated as he called for a national day to be set aside to remember its fallen heroes.
Some two years after preliminary works were completed along the East Coast Demerara (ECD) Highway, the Guyana Government has received the US million concessional loan from the China Eximbank to complete the road project.According to a release from the Finance Ministry on Thursday, Minister WinstonThe expansion of the public road at Better HopeJordan on Monday last signed the Concessional Loan Agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China for RMB Yuan 313,838,800 or approximately US$45,318,337.This concessional loan was achieved less than two months after the inking of the Framework Agreement between the Governments of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the People’s Republic of China that took place on November 23, 2016. Works are expected to commence during the first quarter of this year.The Ministry noted that residents along the East Coast can begin to look forward to reduced travel time and transport costs and less traffic congestion following the widening and improvement of the East Coast Demerara Highway.“Importantly, this section of the roadway between Better Hope and Belfield links numerous highly populated villages to the Capital City. When completed, the road will enhance the mobility and accessibility of commuters to and from Georgetown. It will also positively impact the accident rate and vehicular maintenance,” the release from the Finance Minister details.The ECD Road Expansion project entails a four-lane extension from Better Hope to Annandale, and two-lane upgrade from Annandale to Belfield with a total length of 16,998 kilometres of roads and 33,996 kilometres of drains to be built.Apart from the road expansion, the residents were also going to benefit from the project, which included improved drainage since the East Coast is usually susceptible to floods. Initially, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government had tried to finance the road expansion project, but the funding was not readily available; hence, the Administration decided to use local funds for preliminary works and use the funds from the Chinese to complete the works.The preliminary works for the four-lane upgrade were completed at the end of 2014. This included the widening of the roads and installation of drainage facilities. The project was divided into seven lots which were awarded to different contractors.Lot one was initially awarded to Falcon Transportation and Construction Services; however, the contract was terminated by the Public Works Ministry in 2012 and awarded last year to Dipcon Engineering Services, which is also tasked with works on Lot Two. The two lots, which covered from Better Hope to La Bonne Intention (LBI), were joined into one.Dipcon also worked on Lot Five (Triumph to Mon Repos). Courtney Benn Contracting Services Limited worked on Lot Three, covering LBI and Beterverwagting. Preliminary works on Lot Four (Beterverwagting to Triumph) were done by Compustruct Engineering Inc.Lot Six covers Mon Repos to De Endragt and was awarded to Colin Talbot Contracting Services. This construction company also handled works on Lot Seven (De Endragt to Good Hope).With the China Eximbank putting up most of the finances for the road expansion, Guyana had awarded the contract to China Railway First Group for some US$42.7 million. The Chinese construction company reportedly put in the lowest bid of US$46.994 million. The PPP/C Administration had stated that it was saving some $2.8 billion by giving the contract to China Railway First Group.
The Barcelona and Uruguay striker will be in direct opposition to Giorgio Chiellini and Patrice Evra in the Juve defence as the clubs battle it out to win the greatest prize in European club football.Suarez was banned from football for four months after biting Italy’s Chiellini during the World Cup in Brazil last year, meaning he was unable to make his debut for Barcelona until the end of October following his summer move from Liverpool.His controversial spell with Liverpool included being found guilty by an FA panel of racially abusing Evra during a match at Anfield in 2011 when the French defender was at Manchester United.Suarez was later handed an eight-match ban and fined £40,000 ($63,000) but then refused to shake hands with Evra when they met again at Old Trafford later that season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000PARIS, May 14- The Champions League final between Barcelona and Juventus on June 6 in Berlin will see the controversial Luis Suarez come up against two old enemies.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is going to be bringing something new to this year’s High on Ice Festival, which begins on Friday.For the first time during the Festival, the city will be hosting Silly Bobsled Races at Toboggan Hill Park. Naomi Gallant with the city says that the city originally planned to host the races on a large track on the hill, but warm weather and a lack of snow this winter meant that the event was in jeopardy until this past Monday, when it was announced. The races will instead just take place on the hill from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 12th. The races will have divisions for both the Family/Child division and the Adult division.Each division will separate sledders into three categories based on the type of “bobsled” that they will be running. The Soapbox category will feature home built sleds, the “Anything that Floats” category will see anything from tubes to boats, and the Sleds and Skis category will see things as varied as a classic toboggan to GT Racers and homebuilt sliding machines on skis. There will be five prizes overall: Best Time, Best Dressed, Most Enthusiastic, Most Creative Sled, and Most Crowded Sled.- Advertisement -The City says that the competition is open, and there’s no need to register in advance, though all participants must sign a waiver.All teams are required to do at least one trial run. Teams can do as many trial runs as time permits. Motors or external power sources used to run sled are prohibited. Helmets are also mandatory.Fort more information, visit www.fortstjohn.ca/ice.Advertisement
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — As of Friday, anyone visiting one of Northern Health’s facilities is being asked to wear a surgical mask if they haven’t received their annual flu shot.The policy is part of a provincial strategy to help prevent the spread of influenza and to protect patients from a potentially fatal infection.“Patients and clients in hospitals and long-term care facilities often have weakened immune systems that put them at greater risk of serious complications from influenza,” said Northern Health Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Sandra Allison. “The best way to protect not only yourself but the people around you is to get a flu shot, even if you’re normally a healthy individual.”- Advertisement -The policy is applicable to all patient care areas in Northern Health hospitals, long-term care homes, and other health facilities between December 1st and March 31st, 2018. Flu shots for visitors are free and can be obtained at a family doctor, walk-in clinic, or pharmacy. The ImmunizeBC website lists all flu shot clinics across the province.People who have not had a flu shot can obtain a mask at a nursing station or outpatient reception desk. Doctors, staff, students and volunteers are also required to get immunized or wear a mask in patient care areas during the flu season.Flu shots are free in B.C. for all children from six months to five years of age, people 65 years and older, Aboriginal people, those with chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems, and for anyone who lives or works with a person who is at higher risk of problems from the flu. Flu shots are also free for anyone visiting any Northern Health facility, including people who are accompanying patients to their appointments.Advertisement
James Bond should not be a Liverpool fan as ‘007 belongs to this nation’, according to talkSPORT’s Mike Parry.Bond actor and Hollywood star Daniel Craig is a well-known supporter of the Reds and was seen in the stands at Anfield for the Merseyside derby, as his side emerged 3-1 winners.Craig, 49, has starred as the British secret agent on four occasions and Parry – one half of The Two Mikes – says as the current man in the job he should not make his allegiance known.Television cameras showed Craig in the stands on a number of occasions during Saturday’s match, which led to Parry tweeting about the subject.On a Two Mikes special on Sunday afternoon, Parry went on to explain: “I have no problem whatsoever with Daniel Craig being a Liverpool fan, but when he becomes James Bond – which he currently is – the franchise belongs to him and he is James Bond.“I do not believe the world’s most famous and iconic character ever born, produced, written about and developed in Britain should then suddenly attach himself to any one football club.“[As an Everton fan] I am not having a go because it’s Liverpool, it’s to any club.” See some of his tweets below: 2 2 Listen to The Two Mikes on talkSPORT, weekdays from 1am-4am or download their podcasts here
Transfer rumours and paper review Sunday, April 23 1 Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester City will give Pep Guardiola £250m to spend on new signings, with Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, Tottenham defender Kyle Walker, 26, and Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 25, his main targets. (Sun on Sunday)City are prepared to pay a world record transfer fee for Monaco’s 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe. (Sunday Express)Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, 22. (Manchester Evening News)Manchester United are hopeful of signing midfielder Eric Dier from Tottenham, who could be persuaded to sell the 23-year-old if they can bring in Burnley centre-back Michael Keane, 24. (Sunday Telegraph)Keane is not planning to make a decision on his future until the end of the season, with Everton, Liverpool, ex-club Manchester United and Tottenham interested in him. (Sunday Times) Manchester United and Barcelona are interested in 24-year-old PSG right-back Serge Aurier. (L’Equipe)La Liga giants Barcelona also want to sign 25-year-old Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen. (Sunday Mirror)Everton manager Ronald Koeman has told striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, he will not realise his Champions League ambitions if he joins Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)The Toffees are set to offer Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford £90,000-a-week in order to beat Arsenal and Manchester City to the 23-year-old’s signature. (Sunday Express)Real Madrid will drop their interest in Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, 26, in order to give 21-year-old midfielder Marco Asensio a chance to develop. (Marca)Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City could play a part in 28-year-old Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez’s decision about his future. (Independent)Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, will visit one of the world’s top knee specialists in America to try to rescue his career following a ruptured cruciate. (Mail on Sunday)Tottenham are considering a summer move for 19-year-old Blackpool winger Bright Osayi-Samuel. (Sun on Sunday)Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce says the club will try to sign on-loan Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho, 27, if the club avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Mail on Sunday)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Cesc Fabregas says John Terry is ‘irreplaceable’ for Chelsea as the long-serving skipper prepares to leave Stamford BridgeManchester United captain Wayne Rooney is a sacrificial lamb, according to Ray WilkinsAndy Townsend joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast and paid tribute to his former Aston Villa teammate Ugo Ehiogu, who has died at the age of just 44Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has hailed the management style of current Los Blancos boss Zinedine ZidaneTottenham want to offer former Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin a second shot at Premier League footballBayern Munich are targeting former Tottenham favourite Luka ModricReal Madrid are yet to make contact with Monaco over a move for Arsenal and Manchester United target Kylian Mbappe Everton are confident of wrapping up a deal for highly-rated Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal this summer