High Performance awards 25 students

first_imgKamapim Kakana is the brand name of the Emerging Talent Scholarship program initiated and delivered by the HP Sport PNG Talent Pathways team, which identifies talented and committed secondary and tertiary student athletes.The program was rolled out in late 2016 and involved up to 10 secondary schools, 1,000 students and five partner NGO’s with a focus on Talent Identification & Development (TID) and the holistic development of the next generation of future PNG national athletes.The 25 student athletes that were recognised on Saturday each received an Emerging Talent Scholarship (ETS) from HP Sport PNG after outperforming a total of 600 others in a trying yet satisfying 8-month trial that began in late 2016.Glenda, parent of recipient Faustina Nalei, was appreciative of the program.Both mother and daughter had to travel all the way over from Goldie Barracks where their father is serving as an officer in the PNG Defence Force to attend the event at the Sir John Guise Sport precinct.“I didn’t know much about this program but after attending today’s presentation, I am very thankful for what you guys are doing for my daughter and all her other friends in this wonderful program,” said Glenda.Faustina, a student at Marianville Secondary School, impressed enough with her athletic ability to make the initial cut and backed it up with commitment and dedication over the trial period.“It was hard but I enjoyed it because I really like playing sport.“So for me it wasn’t that hard.“I really wanted to do it and it was kind of easy for me because I also play sport actively as well,” said Faustina.HP Sport PNG team members, Kieran Scibberas and Jackie Travertz, also took time to acknowledge the various partners, parents, staff, PE teachers, schools principals and the Department of Education in driving the program forward.last_img read more

Smith game-winner lifts TNT past San Miguel for 1-0 lead

first_imgView comments MOST READ 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Joshua Smith vs June Mar Fajardo. PBA IMAGESJoshua Smith came up with the game-winning basket despite playing through a foot injury to lift TNT over San Miguel Beer, 104-102, for a 1-0 headstart in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Smith, who was noticeably limping, hit a hook shot over the Beermen’s three-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo with 1.6 seconds left to win it for the KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Swing Out Sister back to PH this April For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer A dream fulfilled for Christian ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Amer, Jose, Alas relish chance to don PH colors anew, reunite with pals Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Castro had a near triple-double with 14 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists while Pogoy, who is playing in his first game in the finals, showed no signs of first-time jitters with a team-high 27 points on 5-of-9 3-pointers.The Beermen rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter with Charles Rhodes tying the score at 99 with 1:35 left and Chris Ross knotting the count again at 102 with 7.6 ticks remaining before Smith’s winner.Rhodes got off to a hot start before cooling off the rest of the way. He had 31 points but 21 of which came in the opening period and went scoreless in the middle quarters.Fajardo added 18 points and 13 rebounds while Chris Ross also posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 assists with seven rebounds to boot.Racela expects de Ocampo and Reyes back for Game 2 on Friday night also at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s good that Joshua had the presence of mind to attack June Mar. They’re actually denying everyone so he really didn’t have a choice but to go in,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “He has a big heart.”“It’s always crucial to get the first win. We wanted to get that first win and we did it tonight without Ranidel and Ryan and that’s something that is very important to us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundSmith, who is still listed as day-to-day, finished with 21 points and nine rebounds in just under 27 minutes.TNT missed the services of its key veterans Ranidel de Ocampo (flu) and Ryan Reyes, whom Racela said is dealing with a “minor injury,” but the KaTropa still had their main man Jayson Castro and a fast-rising star in Roger Pogoy to pick up the slack. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

FRTUL New Leadership Embarks on Modern Terminal Project in Ganta

first_imgThe newly inducted leadership of the Federation of Road Transport Union of Liberia (FRTUL) Nimba Branch, headed by the Lawrence W. Queeglay, Sr., has embarked on the construction of a “modern” terminal in the commercial city of Ganta, Nimba County to boost to the transport sector.In an exclusive interview with Daily Observer in Ganta on July 2, 2015, Mr. Queeglay said the modern parking terminal, when completed will be the first facility to bring all the parking across Ganta to a centrally located area.He said when the modern parking terminal is constructed; the several parking stations across Ganta will be consolidated, saving passengers from running all over in search of a vehicle to get to their respective destinations.“Already, we have begun filling the swamp behind this terminal to create more space for the construction of the parking terminal that will host all the parking terminals in Ganta,” Mr. Queeglay said.Mr. Queeglay and his corps of officers were elected on May 31, this year for the period of four years. They took over from Mr. Jerry Luogon, who has been in office for almost a decade.Many persons had complained of the role of the FRTUL in terms of development with huge money being collected from drivers annually, but lack accountability to authenticate the impact of the said money.But, Mr. Queeglay promised to be more accountable, while executing the duty of the office of the president of FRTUL (Nimba) with dedication and commitment to carry on tangible development to the expectation of the public. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Josh Retamar replaces Kim Dayandante in national team pool

first_imgThis liability in front of the net was what pushed Alinsunurin to push the 6-foot Retamar into the lineup instead of the 5-foot-10 Dayandante.“We really saw our lack of height when we played in Thailand because the hitters always targeted our smaller setters,” said Alinsunurin. “We need the height now and it will also help in surprising our opponents because they would never think that we have a setter this tall.”The Philippine Sports Commission has approved Retamar’s papers and the playmaker will undergo the required medical clearance in the next weeks.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Palace: No Duterte hand in alleged petition to revoke ABS-CBN franchise “Kim is not part of the 20 anymore but he’s still training with us and I always tell him to just continue working hard,” said Alinsunurin, who’s also the head coach of NU, in Filipino.“The reason why I took Joshua is because we needed the height and when we played in Thailand we saw that we really needed it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSBlack ’embarrassed’ as Meralco sorely outhustled by Ginebra anewRetamar’s inclusion into the pool, however, were met with raised eyebrows with some feeling Vince Mangulabnan, the newly-minted Best Setter in the Spikers’ Turf Reinforced Conference, should’ve gotten the nod.Alinsunurin, though, defended his decision saying that when his team played in the 2019 Sealect Tuna Championships in Thailand the likes of Jessie Lopez, Ish Polvorosa, and Dayandante became targets of the opponents’ hitters when they are switched to the front. Chinese swimmer Sun granted public trial for doping hearing OFW comes home from Saudi to cops waiting to arrest her CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—A National University Bulldog replaced a former one in the Philippine Men’s National Volleyball Team with Josh Retamar taking the setter spot in place of Kim Dayandante.Dante Alinsunurin said Retamar will now be one of the setters in the 20-man pool that will represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games and other future tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Cebu Santo Niño devotees hope for blessings MOST READ Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Man sexually assaults woman by licking her ear, arrested Prince William honors singer M.I.A. at Buckingham Palace WATCH: Meet Taal and Tala, the rescued dog in Batangas LATEST STORIES 3 young volunteers die in car crash after giving aid to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

‘The girl you were warned about’: Paris 2024 logo mocked online

first_imgDSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown China row looms over NBA season openers Logo of Paris 2024 Games. Photo from official @Paris2024 TwitterThe new 2024 Olympics logo is supposed to evoke French history but has instead earned ridicule online for its apparent resemblance to a stereotypical Parisian woman.Unveiled on Monday, the design incorporates the art deco style in vogue the last time Paris hosted the Games in 1924, depicting an Olympic flame within a gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Others compared the flame motif to the logo of dating app Tinder and suggested the silhouette of Marianne brought to mind the retro hairstyle made popular by Jennifer Aniston in the American sitcom “Friends”.“The artist’s muse, the poet’s dream, and the girl your mother warned you about. She’s fashionably late for everything. She’ll make out with your husband at a party and then wonder why you’re mad,” said one Twitter user.“I want to follow the French Olympic logo on Instagram,” wrote another.Parisians got their first glimpse of the new logo when it was unveiled at the French capital’s famous Grand Rex cinema on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs studycenter_img ‘Gago’ MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist It also incorporates the lips and outline of Marianne, the personification of liberty and the French Republic since the revolution of 1789 — an addition that some mocked for adding an unnecessarily seductive character to the motif.“The French Olympic logo tumbles out of bed on a Parisian morning,” wrote Paris-based journalist Megan Clement on Twitter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“She tousles her messy bob, dons breton stripes and ballet flats and whisks down the stairs from her fifth-floor apartment to grab a baguette before enigmatically texting two men who are pursuing her romantically.“(She) has an expresso and a cigarette for lunch. She hops on a vintage bicycle and pedals past the Eiffel Tower on her way to a cafe where she will sit and read Baudelaire with her fluffy white dog at her feet.” ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptionlast_img read more

Guardiola urges Manchester City fans to embrace Champions League

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has urged fans to embrace the European Champions League © AFP / Oli ScarffManchester, United Kingdom, Sep 15 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola warned supporters the club cannot achieve success in the Champions League unless they start fully embracing the competition.Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as City opened their Group C campaign with a classy 4-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday in a game that had been postponed on Tuesday due to heavy rain. But as in previous group-stage games, the Etihad Stadium was far from full, with only 30,270 spectators present in an arena that can hold 53,000 on European nights.“Our fans, they have to know that we play for them,” Guardiola said.“It’s our job, we are here, but to play without our fans, there is no reason why we are here. Our fans have to know that we need them in the Champions League.“In the Premier League, everybody comes here, but in the Champions League the people don’t come.Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero celebrates completing his hat-trick in the Champions League against Borussia Monchengladbach on September 14, 2016 © AFP / Oli Scarff“We need them to compete against the best teams in the world. We can’t make something good in the Champions League in the upcoming years without them.“With our supporters and our songs, we are stronger. I think, honestly, what these players have done from the beginning, our players deserve the stadium completely full.“Hopefully against Barcelona and Celtic (their other group opponents), it will happen.”City reached the Champions League semi-finals last season under Guardiola’s predecessor, Manuel Pellegrini.Guardiola, a two-time Champions League winner with Barcelona, also called on City’s supporters to end their practice of booing the competition’s anthem.City fans have jeered the music since CSKA Moscow supporters managed to watch a game against them in 2014 despite it being played behind closed doors as a punishment for racism by the Russian club’s fans.They also felt harshly treated by Financial Fair Play sanctions meted out to City by European governing body UEFA the same year.– Aguero admonishment –“I was not here (to see) what happened, but they can forget it. They must forget what happened in the past,” said Guardiola.“Today the stadium is not completely full, so the only thing we can do is play good so the people watching at home say: ‘Wow, next time I’m going to be there.’Manchester City made a strong start to their Champions League campaign, beating Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 at the Etihad stadium on September 14, 2016. © AFP / Paul Ellis“We have to be so proud to play in this competition. Not all the teams can play this competition.“In three or four weeks coming here is the best football player ever (Lionel Messi), with Luis Suarez, with Neymar and the amazing Barcelona team, and we have to come here to enjoy it.“The people are listening to me, so I am sure they are going to do that.”Aguero opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a near-post finish from Aleksandar Kolarov’s cross and made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Christoph Kramer fouled City debutant Ilkay Gundogan.He rounded Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer to score from Raheem Sterling’s pass in the 77th minute and his replacement Kelechi Iheanacho added a fourth in stoppage time.Despite Aguero taking his tally for the season to nine goals, Guardiola suggested the Argentina striker needed to put more defensive effort in off the ball.“I wanted to convince Sergio that his talent in the box to score goals is natural,” Guardiola said.“I cannot teach him that, but he has to know that behind there is a team that’s going to help him, if he’s going to help, and that is what I want to convince him.”Gladbach coach Andre Schubert acknowledged the 24-hour delay had inconvenienced his team, but said it did not affect the outcome of the match.“We’ve not been very happy the last two, three days. Everything’s run against us,” he said.“It’s very different to three days at home. You’re in a hotel, there’s the stress of travelling.“But that’s not the reason we lost to Man City tonight. There were less fans here, but the ones who were here did a fantastic job.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Breaking’ news again! Liverpool Sign Bent

first_imgSadly for Villans and fortunately for Kopites, Bent remains on loan at Derby.But this picture gag, unlike Bent for Villa, still delivers. Liverpool sign Bent It’s been three years, but it’s still doing the rounds!The classic ‘Liverpool Sign Bent’ picture gag – as ‘broken’ by talkSPORT in January 2012 – is back… this time courtesy of the Birmingham Mail.Perhaps wishing to give Villa fans hope that they might recoup some of the £24m spent on former England striker Darren Bent back in 2011, the second city’s local paper updated their live transfer deadline day blog today with this…center_img 3last_img

Hart lacks funds but will spend $90,000 to boost district’s image

first_img(661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The Hart school board has approved a $90,000 public relations plan in hopes of fixing its image and improving communication with the community. Scott Wilk, former aide to U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, and Tim Whyte, former general manager of the Santa Clarita Signal, will create a strategic public relations plan to help restore the image of the Hart Union High School District. Since 2005, the district has faced several controversial situations, including a discrimination lawsuit, multimillion-dollar construction budget overruns and a much-delayed Castaic High school. The communication plan will include a $30,000 media audit that will look at how the district communicates with the community and the media, and how it could work to improve its strategies – plus a $10,000-a-month retainer for Wilk and Whyte. Currently the district employs Pat Willett as its community liaison and spokeswoman. Jaime Castellanos, Hart’s superintendent, said this proposal will not affect Willet’s job. “This is about improving the public’s perception of the district,” Castellanos said. This year, the district has reported several financial shortfalls and has had to delay performance art centers and, at one time, a teen counseling program for lack of funds. connie.llanos@dailynews.com last_img read more

Search on for missing 32-year-old man

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAnyone with information on his whereabouts should call (323) 890-5500. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. WHITTIER – Sheriff’s detectives asked for the public’s help today in locating a 32-year-old Whittier man who suffers from diabetes and hypertension and hasn’t had contact with his family since Oct. 10. Anibal Martin Romero lives on Magnolia Avenue and was last seen at Imperial Highway and Firestone Boulevard. Romero is 5 feet 5 inches tall, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing blue jeans and a black sweater with a horizontal gray stripe across the chest. He has tattoos, including a Chinese character and an Aztec tribal band on the upper right arm, and another tribal band on the upper left arm. 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

Paul Scholes charged by FA over alleged breach of betting rules

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Paul Scholes has been hit with a misconduct charge by the Football Association in relation to alleged breaches of its betting rules, the governing body has announced.The former Manchester United midfielder allegedly placed 140 bets on football matches over a four-year period, between August 2015 and January 2019.The alleged bets were placed after the 44-year-old’s playing career and before his brief managerial spell at Oldham – but during his co-ownership of non-league Salford City. “Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA’s Betting Rules,” the FA statement read.“It is alleged he placed 140 bets on football matches, contrary to FA Rule E8, between 17 August 2015 and 12 January 2019.“He has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the charge.” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow REVEALED ADVICE BEST OF Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars center_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Scholes has been charged by the FA Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice shining REPLY REVEALED Scholes was Oldham manager for a month before quitting in March saying his position at the Sky Bet League Two club had become untenable.He made 720 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions, winning 11 Premier League titles.Scholes also made 66 appearances for England, scoring 14 times. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more