PNG hockey to host Oceania U18 youth qualifiers

first_imgThe Minister for Sports, Justin Tkatchenko, proudly announced this on behalf of the Hockey Federation yesterday at the Sir John Guise stadium Hockey Pavilion.Tkatchenko thanked the hockey federation for bidding to host the event, announcing that it is another milestone event for sports in the country.“2018 will be a big year for sports in PNG as we will be hosting a number of international sporting events.“We will be hosting the U15 Oceania basketball championships, the U18 Oceania youth hockey qualifiers, the Oceania swimming championships and of course, the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia,” Tkatchenko said.The championship will be in April of 2018 however, the actual timing will be determined by the OHF Competition Committee in consultation with PNGHF.(File picture)last_img read more

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Dr. Kaberuka Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

first_imgThe CEO Forum of 2015 has awarded Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contribution to the development of the African continent.Speaking at the ceremony on March 16, Dr. Kaberuka said, “I accept the prize in the name of the people in this room and out there in Africa, people from the government, civil society and the private sector.  Africa has a long way to go and together we shall go far.”This is not the first award Dr. Kaberuka has received since he took over the African Development Bank as President in 2005.Some awards he has received include the U.S. Department of the Treasury Award, Made in Africa Foundation Special Recognition Award and African Banker Award.He is serving his second five-year term as President of the continent’s prestigious financial institution, and is expected to be exiting in May this year during the bank’s 50th annual meeting in Abidjan.Prior to becoming President of the AfDB, Dr. Kaberuka who has a career in banking and international trade and development, served his country, Rwanda between 1997 and 2005 as Minister of Finance and Economic Planning.During his tenure, he implemented new systems of structural, monetary and fiscal governance, laying special emphasis on the independence of Rwanda’s Central Bank.Strategy on poverty reduction, infrastructural development, private sector and regional integration are among reforms Dr. Kaberuka has initiated during his tenure at the African Development Bank.He was educated in Tanzania and Scotland, and received his PhD in Economics from Glasgow University.During the Ebola crisis facing Liberia and its neighbors, the African Development Bank President visited the affected region at the peak of the crisis and condemned acts of stigmatization and suspension of diplomatic missions on the part of some countries.Dr. Kaberuka at the time noted with disdain those suspending flights and withdrawing their diplomats from the affected countries were acting without expert advice, and that such was counterproductive to economies of the affected countries. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ronaldo’s girlfriend supports Portugal in the crowd

first_imgRodriguez, clearly in good spirits throughout the match, was seen donning a Portugal shirt at the tight affair despite being born in Argentina.Rodriguez, donning Ronaldo’s No 7 jersey, saw him score the only goal of the game early on. Photo/DAILY MAILREAD: Ronaldo’s girlfriend Rodriguez supports Portugal in the crowd during narrow victory against MoroccoAnd she sparked rumours that the pair are now engaged by showing off a huge diamond ring on the fourth finger of her left hand.And the shirt she was donning in the crowd was the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s famous No 7 jersey.The 24-year-old was pictured hanging out with her friends and mixing with the fans as Portugal ran out narrow 1-0 winners in Moscow.Rodriguez sparked engagement rumours as she held up her hand while talking to a pal. Photo/DAILY MAILIt may have not been a spectacular display from Portugal but Ronaldo and Co will be pleased with the result following their opening draw against Spain.Ronaldo fired Fernando Santos’s side to victory in the opening stages after getting in front of his marker Karim El Ahmadi to power a diving header beyond Morocco goalkeeper Munir Mohamedi.It was far from convincing by the Euro 2016 champions, who were forced to weather a storm against a plucky Morocco outfit that have crashed out of the World Cup.The Portuguese have put themselves in a very strong position to qualify ahead of their final group encounter with Iran, picking up four points from their first two games.-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The 24-year-old waves down to the pitch as she mixes with the Portugal fans inside the ground. Photo/DAILY MAILMOSCOW, Russia, June 20 – Cristiano Ronaldo was spurred on by his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez as Portugal beat Morocco in the World Cup on Wednesday afternoon.Rodriguez saw her man score the winning goal of the game in just the fourth minute as Portugal got off to the best possible start at the Luzhniki Stadium.last_img read more

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Search for Fossett continues with new leads

first_imgLAS VEGAS – Teams on the ground and in two aircraft kept up the hunt for millionaire aviator Steve Fossett on Sunday after a new analysis of radar data provided fresh optimism. The formal aerial search by the Civil Air Patrol and the Nevada National Guard had ended Sept. 19 after more than two weeks of scouring a rugged area of deserts and mountains twice the size of New Jersey. However, analysis of radar data and satellite images from Sept. 3, the day Fossett disappeared in a small plane, led Air Force technicians to believe they had spotted clues to his route. “We said the only time we would reopen the search is if we had viable leads. This time we believe we do,” Gary Derks, the state Department of Public Safety official in charge of the search, said Sunday. The approximately 65 square-mile search area was southeast of hotel magnate Barron Hilton’s million-acre ranch in western Nevada, where Fossett had been staying, and south of Walker Lake, Derks said. Nothing had been found by mid-afternoon Sunday, he said. Fossett, 63, was the first person to circle the globe solo in a balloon. He also swam the English Channel, completed the Iditarod sled-dog race and scaled some of the world’s best-known peaks. 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

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Charlie Adam issues warning to Stoke’s £12m record signing Xherdan Shaqiri

first_imgStoke midfielder Charlie Adam believes Xherdan Shaqiri’s signing is a massive statement of intent from the club – but has warned his new teammate he faces a battle to force his way into the team.The Potters fought off interest from clubs across Europe to sign the highly-rated winger from Inter Milan in a club record £12million deal.Shaqiri, 23, was a Champions League winner with Bayern Munich, while he has an excellent record at international level, with 17 goals in 46 appearances for Switzerland.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Adam said of his arrival: “He scores goals, he creates goals – it is a massive statement from the club with the type of money they have signed him for.“He brings a good pedigree of experience at international level and also at club level, having played for Basel and Bayern Munich in the Champions League.”Adam, however, insists Shaqiri will get no special treatment from manager Mark Hughes and will have to show the right mentality to be a hit at the Britannia Stadium.“It will be interesting to see how he fits in. He is like every player – he will have to work hard to get into the team,” added the Scot.“He is an exciting talent, there is a buzz around the club, and it is great to get him over the line but he has to come in and fit into the mentality of the way the players want to work and the way the manager works.“If he does that, he will be a fantastic signing and we look forward to seeing him in the team.”last_img read more

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Vacancies: Glencar Inn, Letterkenny requires various bar staff

first_imgThe Glencar Inn in Letterkenny is looking for bar staff.The popular bar is looking for a full-time head bar person & one part-time bar person.The premises has enjoyed a huge success lately following its recent refurbishment. It is now a “must go to” bar with its new contemporary relaxed atmosphere incorporating live entertainment from Thursday right through to Sunday.The bar is now seeking suitable people to fill the following positions:Head Bar PersonJob requirements: · Ideal candidate must have previous experience working in this role.· The ability to work in a busy environment.· Must be fully flexible.· Have the ability to work under their own initiative and work with a team.· Have a friendly manner and have the ability to be social with customers. Part-time Bar PersonJob requirements· Experience is not essential as full training will be given but it will be an advantage.· The ability to work in a busy environment. · Must be fully flexible.· Work with a team.· Have a friendly manner and the ability to be social with customers.To apply send a CV with a cover letter to hrglencar@gmail.comAll applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidenceVacancies: Glencar Inn, Letterkenny requires various bar staff was last modified: May 11th, 2018 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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Liverpool transfer news: Turkish giants eyeing move for Reds forward

first_img latest smart causal Liverpool forward Divock Origi is wanted by several clubs as his time at Anfield looks numbered. silverware How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP center_img SORRY NEW ERA Origi has since returned to Liverpool for pre-season but is not expected to play a key role for Jurgen Klopp this season and, therefore, a move away has been mooted.The Reds would prefer to offload Origi permanently, with Watford considering a bid, but they are demanding £26m for the former Lille frontman.According to reports in Turkey, both Besiktas and Fenerbahce are keen on snapping up Origi but Liverpool’s valuation could throw the move into doubt. predicted Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Most Popular Premier League News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Both clubs are therefore proposing season-long loan deals, with an-option-to-buy clause included should the Belgian’s temporary stint prove successful. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Out-of-favour Liverpool striker Divock Origi is wanted on loan by Besiktas and Fenerbahce, according to reports in Turkey.The young Belgian spent last season out on loan at German side Wolfsburg and scored seven goals in the Bundesliga.last_img read more

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first_imgThree Donegal towns have been chosen by Fáilte Ireland as part of a list of 45 towns and villages from across the country that are being considered for the 2013 Tourism Towns Award.Raphoe in all its splendorHowever, there will be some raised eyebrows across the county with many well-known ‘tourist’ towns and villages being left off the list.The three towns from Donegal are Letterkenny, Raphoe and Doochary. The award, now in its second year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists.The top ten “Highly Commended Tourism Towns” will be announced at the National Tidy Towns Awards later in year with the overall winner to be announced by Fáilte Ireland in November.Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said: “It’s very encouraging that so many towns and villages from across the country have once again entered the competition in its second year.“Last year’s winning town of Portmagee in Kerry really captured the role of local communities in promoting and developing tourism. I am looking forward to hearing who has made it into the top ten and the overall winner later in the year. Best of luck and sincere thanks to all those towns and communities involved.” Patricia Kennedy, of the Tourism Town Committee with Portmagee, last year’s winner, believes that the award has helped boost the tourism prospects of the town. She commented:“The local community have been hugely positive since the win and were delighted, humbled and proud with achieving this recognition. Everyone knew that this award wasn’t just for Portmagee as a tourism destination it was an award for the commitment and dedication of the whole community to a top class visitor experience. Since then, other groups have come on board in organising events to raise the profile of the area and putting Portmagee further on the map. Many businesses are also updating their web sites to enable them to offer seasonal experiences to guests through websites such as Discover Ireland. As part of the prize from Fáilte Ireland a Marketing Mentor was assigned and is helping us through our plan – focusing on providing a greater quality of services and experiences and on getting that message out there.”Now in its second year, the award will continue to focus on how participating towns have developed their local area in the following key tourism areas:Sense of Place – How the town tells its own unique story to visitors, what’s special about it, and what distinguishes it from other towns.Local Involvement – How the local community works together to provide an authentic visitor experience. Tourism Products Available – What the town has to offer visitors.Development and promotion of the town – How the town takes a unified approach to marketing and developing the town into a “tourism town”.Beverley Sherwood, Destination Development Manager with Fáilte Ireland emphasised the important characteristics of a tourism town and the how the award scheme seeks to recognise them:“For us a good tourism town is all about the role of the community in welcoming visitors and telling the story of the local area all add significantly to the enjoyment that visitors have.” “We have taken great care in drawing up the assessment criteria, ensuring that towns receiving an award have enhanced the experience of their visitors, improved their local ‘tourism offering’ and encouraged community wide participation in the development of local tourism.”The top ten towns will each receive €1,000 with the eventual winner receiving a further €10,000 along with marketing and development supports from Fáilte Ireland.THREE DONEGAL TOWNS IN LINE FOR TOURISM AWARD BUT SOME SURPRISE OMISSIONS was last modified: June 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare 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:DoocharyFailte IrelandletterkennyRaphoetourismlast_img read more


Men’s Golf Has Up And Down Start At ORU Shootout

first_imgBROKEN ARROW, Okla. – The Drake University men’s golf team completed the first two rounds at the ORU Shootout on Monday at the Forest Ridge Golf Club in Broken Arrow, Okla.”We got off to a strong start and were leading the tournament after 12 holes. After that point we really struggled. We had too many big numbers and overall we are disappointed with our score,” Drake head coach Matt Lewis said. “We know tomorrow is a new day and looking forward to bouncing back.”After recording a solid 308 to begin the day, the Bulldogs struggled in the second 18 holes of the day, registering a 319 and finished the day in 11th-place with a score of 627 (308-319).Freshman Tommi Avant led the Bulldogs with a nine-over par 153 (76-77) and is tied for 31st-place. Fellow freshman Jack Kennedy recorded the best round of the day for the Bulldogs, shooting a two-over 74 to start the 54-hole event but finished the day recording an 83 for a total score of 157 (74-83). Senior Blake Huser finished one shot behind Kennedy with a score of 158 (80-78), while sophomore Drew Ison registered a 159 (78-81). Sophomore Matt Lavery rounded out the team’s effort with a 165 (83-82). Freshman Arjun Reddy scored a 161 (80-81) as an individual.The Bulldogs will finish their regular season on Tuesday with the final round of ORU Shootout. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Kurtenbach: How about these reasonable free agent targets for the Giants

first_imgNow that the Gabe Kapler drama has died down a bit, Farhan Zaidi and the Giants can get on with the business of actually building their baseball team.The only question: What on Earth is their plan this offseason?Related Articles Kurtenbach: Madison Bumgarner needed San … How Madison Bumgarner took control of his free agency and left the Giants for the D’backs center_img Giants disrespected Bumgarner with contract offer, says ex-teammate last_img

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