Nine PNG swimmers qualify for finals

first_imgHeading the push for precious metal are our golden fish Ryan Pini (54.21 sec) and Sam Seghers (56.09 sec) for the men 100m butterfly.Seghers is the fastest behind Pini in this event.Shanice Paraka (32.75 sec) and Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane (32.88 sec) for women 50m backstroke. Emma Terebo of New Caledonia was the fastest in this event with a new Games record of 29.86 sec. The previous record was 30.28 sec.Akunaii Bobby qualified for the men’s 400m medley recording  5:28:38 sec. 13 year old Ebony Tkatchenko (2:23:87 sec) and Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane (2:20:91 sec) qualified for the women 200m freestyle.Ebony’s elder sister 15 year old Savannah and Tegan McCarthy have qualified for the women 200m breaststroke.Barbara Vali – Skelton was disqualified in this event. Details on this are yet to be released by the officials. The finals get underway at 6pm today at the BSP Arena.last_img read more

All is well with PetroGazz after miscommunication

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced After going up 1-1 in the quarterfinals of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, the Angels found a way to resolve some issues as they prepare to snag one of the last two semifinals spot.Captain Paneng Mercado said everything’s fine with the Angels after their four-set loss to Pocari Sweat-Air Force where things got heated between the local players and Ukrainian imports Anastasiia Trach and Olena Lymareva-Flink.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“There were just some miscommunication but everything’s been resolved,” said Mercado in Filipino on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.READ: Mercado helps cool off heated tension between PetroGazz locals , imports Davao Occidental, Zamboanga trip foes in MPBL Datu Cup All’s well has ended well for PetroGazz.ADVERTISEMENT The Angels, who are at the third spot of the quarterfinals standings after their 25-15, 25-17, 25-21, victory over winless Tacloban, will need to pick up the slack if they want to crack the semifinals.Pocari-Air Force is atop the standings with a 2-0 card and its imperative for the Angels to win their remaining games to remain in contention for the last two semifinals spot.Creamline and PayMaya finished with 6-1 and 5-2 records, respectively, after the preliminaries and have earned outright byes for the penultimate round.Mercado added the light mood the team is in is what PetroGazz needs in the quarterfinals.“We have great teamwork when we’re like this, there’s also the motivation so I hope this stays until the end,” said Mercado.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Tain Campus hosts career fair

first_imgThe University of Guyana Berbice Campus (UGBC) on Thursday held its annual Career Fair to familiarize secondary school students with available opportunities with the aim of having those students qualify themselves in pursuance of those careers.Students visiting one of the boothsThe event was held on the parking lots of the Tain and Johns campuses under the theme ‘Expanding Your Horizons: Exploring the Possibilities’. It featured some 40 booths from various companies across Guyana.“If you are interested in just being a ‘B’ student or a ‘C’ student and just making it through, don’t come to the University of Guyana; we don’t want students who are interested in mediocrity. If you want to be an excellent student, if you want to be a change agent and want to achieve the high bar, then do well in your primary school and secondary school, so when you come to the university, you would be adequately prepared for excellence,” Professor Griffith expressed.He also warned students against plagiarism, and urged those present to use the opportunity presented by the university through the career day to explore their options and work towards achieving their goals.The UGBC mainly focused on giving its audience — mainly comprised of secondary school students from across Region Six — an idea of what careers are available after completion of their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC).The event began with Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Guyana, Dr Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, giving brief background details and announcing that those who choose to attend the Berbice Campus after they would have completed their secondary education would benefit from a $50,000 tuition rebate.The university partnered with several agencies, including ExxonMobil, El Dorado Offshore, the Department of Public Information, Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, JSL International, Republic Bank, Guyana Forestry Commission, Guyana Water Inc. among many other businesses and organizations.Communications Analyst for ExxonMobil, Nicholas Yearwood, said the company has given out in excess of three hundred recruitment cards with detailed information, and is encouraging persons to submit CVs to be reviewed.“So whenever opportunities arise, we will revisit them to become candidates for the opening.”At the Tain Campus, the focus was on the operations carried out and the job opportunities offered in the different fields.The John’s Campus, on the other hand, mainly focused on natural science, and the students were provided with information which could be useful for them in the chemistry and biology classes.One of the well-received booths was the Guyana Water Inc’s, which showcased its new device that filters and purifies murky water from canals within a few seconds, making it safe for human consumption.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgLA MIRADA – The Boy Scouts of America Eagle Committee will hold its sixth annual Eagle Scout recognition dinner, honoring 31 Eagle Scouts of 2006, at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15100 E. Cordova Road. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation of Eagles at 7. There will be no charge for Eagle Scouts, their parents and scoutmasters. Admission for all other guests is $5. Make checks payable to Boy Scouts of America and mail to: Dinner Chairman Bob Mosqueda, 6017 Haviland Ave., Whittier, CA 90601. For more information, call (562) 533-4739. Cerritos College hosts art exhibit NORWALK – Cerritos College’s art gallery, 11110 Alondra Blvd., is exhibiting student artwork through May 8. The free exhibit features more than 100 student-created pieces of art, which were selected for the display by Cerritos College fine arts instructors, including photographs, drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics, and computer graphics and designs, among others. The distinguished Los Angeles-based painter Patssi Valdez will judge the exhibition. Awards and cash prizes will be given out to students for outstanding accomplishments. Gallery hours are from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information, visit www.cerritos.edu/gallery. Meeting to focus on online predators LA HABRA – Assemblyman Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, and La Habra Mayor Jim Gomez will host a community town hall focusing on how to protect children from online predators. The event will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the La Habra Community Center Ballroom, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. Erin Runnion, mother of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion who was abducted from her Stanton home in 2002 and murdered, will speak on the panel with other experts. For more information, call Jennifer Vitela, district director for Huff, (909) 860-5560. Sunshine Storyteller coming to library SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Sunshine Storyteller will present an exciting and humorous mix of folk tales, movement, song and stories at the Santa Fe Springs Library’s “Pajama Storytime.” The event is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library, 11700 Telegraph Road. Admission and refreshments are free. For more information, call (562) 868-7738. – From staff reports 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

Ronaldo’s overhead kick against Juventus wins UEFA goal of season

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning overhead goal for Real Madrid against current club Juventus wins UEFA’s goal of the season. © Update Images Press/AFP/File / Isabella BONOTTOMilan, Italy, Aug 29 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning overhead bicycle kick for Real Madrid against current club Juventus has been voted UEFA’s goal of the season.The former Real Madrid striker beat competition from 11 nominees for the award in honour of his goal in last season’s Champions League quarter-final first leg in Turin. “Thanks to everyone who voted for me. Will never forget that moment, specially the reaction of the fans in the stadium,” the 33-year-old Portuguese superstar said on Twitter, using the hashtag #SpecialMoment.Real Madrid were already leading against the Italian champions thanks to Ronaldo’s opener after just two minutes when he acrobatically blasted in Dani Carvajal’s cross on 64 minutes.Ronaldo said it was “the best goal” of his career and it helped Real to a 3-0 win on the night and moved them a step closer to an eventual quarter-final victory over Juve. The Spanish club went on to win the competition for the third consecutive season.The striker said the crowd’s reaction — a standing ovation from the Juventus fans — played a part in his decision to move to Turin in a 100 million-euro deal last month.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is the all time top scorer in the Champions League with 120 goals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea beat Spurs to set up Man City Carabao final

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham midfielder Lucas Moura has his penalty saved by Chelsea ‘keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to give Chelsea chance to winLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 25 – Chelsea provided the perfect response to manager Maurizio Sarri’s public criticism to progress to the League Cup final by beating Tottenham 4-2 on penalties in a thrilling semi-final, second leg on Thursday.First-half goals from N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard handed Chelsea a 2-1 win on the night to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit. Willian, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho and David Luiz then scored from the spot to send the Blues through to face Manchester City on February 24th, while Eric Dier and Lucas Moura missed for Spurs.Sarri had questioned the mental strength of his squad and demanded Hazard to deliver more on his abundant potential in the wake of a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday, and the Italian got the response he desired against an injury-ravaged Spurs.Kante levelled the tie with a shot from the edge of the box that went through three pairs of Spurs legs before Hazard rounded off an excellent team move to double Chelsea’s lead.Fernando Llorente’s header hauled the visitors back into the tie five minutes into the second-half, but another chance for Spurs to win a first trophy under Mauricio Pochettino has now gone.Spurs’ spirit could not be questioned as they battled to stay in the tie for 90 minutes despite the absence of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min, but it could prove a costly night for Pochettino’s men as Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko added to their growing list of injuries.Sarri has been criticised for persisting with Hazard in a centre-forward position of late and the decision to move the Belgian back to his prefered role on the left of a front three paid dividends.Chelsea’s new number nine Gonzalo Higuain was presented to the home fans before kick-off, but the Argentine’s loan move from Juventus was not completed in time for him to feature so Olivier Giroud was handed a rare start as the focal point of the attack.The hosts were dominant in the first 45 minutes with Tottenham struggling to mount a threat on the counter-attack due to the 33-year-old Llorente’s lack of pace.However, Chelsea needed a slice of good fortune to open the scoring when Kante’s shot from the edge of the area when through Dier and Sissoko’s legs to leave Paulo Gazzaniga unsighted and the ball also nutmegged the Argentine goalkeeper.Davies added to Spurs’ injury woes by limping off with a groin injury just after the half hour mark and five minutes later that latest blow was compounded by a Chelsea second.Ross Barkley, Pedro Rodriguez and Azpilicueta were all involved before the latter picked out Hazard to side-foot home from inside the area.Chelsea could even have made the tie safe before half-time as Toby Alderweireld was lucky to avoid punishment for chopping down his international team-mate Hazard as he bore down on goal.Tottenham have defied the odds all season to remain fighting on four fronts despite a host of injuries, no new signings and persistent delays to the completion of the club’s new stadium.And they did so again to get back into the tie five minutes into the second-half when Llorente stooped to met Danny Rose’s cross to level at 2-2 on aggregate.The game then roared from end-to-end as both sides chased the winner.Pochettino fell to his knees in exasperation as Llorente miscued Christan Eriksen’s inviting cross wide.Giroud then had a huge opportunity to kickstart his faltering Chelsea career when picked out by Emerson’s cross deep into stoppage time, but the French striker headed wide to send the game to penalties.Chelsea were more ruthless from the spot as Dier, who scored the winning penalty in England’s first ever World Cup shootout win in July, blazed over and Kepa Arrizabalaga saved from Moura.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

NOT A SINGLE EXTRA DAY BEHIND BARS FOR THUG WHO HIJACKED WIFE OF DONEGAL TEAM DOCTOR

first_imgA THUG who hijacked a Donegal woman’s jeep with her nine-year-old child still in the back seat hasn’t been given a single extra day behind bars.Bernadette Moran (37), is the wife of the Donegal football team doctor, Letterkenny based Kevin Moran.She was in Dublin last August with her three children for an All-Ireland quarter-final match in Croke Park when Christopher Coakley pulled her out of her jeep and tried to drive away. He ignored her pleas to let her get her child from the backseat but the woman managed to flee with the child as Coakley was distracted by trying to work the jeep’s controls.Judge Desmond Hogan sentenced him to three years which is to run alongside a three year sentence he is already serving for a firearms offence. This was backdated to December 5 last when he was taken into custody.Coakley, 21, of Belvedere Place pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to hijacking the jeep at Mountjoy Square on August 5, 2012.The court heard he has 92 previous convictions and during his teens he was up before the Children’s Court “two or three times a week”.The judge said he was not going to impose a consecutive sentence as Coakley “is still a young man” but warned that this shouldn’t be seen as a precedent. He also imposed 12 months post release supervision.Garda Carl Byrne told prosecuting counsel Martina Baxter BL that Ms Moran had stopped the jeep and was waiting as two of her children played in the park across the road.She looked in the rear-view mirror and saw someone running towards her. Coakley then pulled open the door and told her to “get the f**k out”. Ms Moran was able to grab her phone before getting out of the jeep.Coakley got in the driver seat and was trying to operate the gears as Ms Moran pleaded with him to let him get the nine-year-old child from the backseat. She later told gardai she was praying that her other children wouldn’t return from the park during the incident.Coakley was trying to accelerate with the handbrake on and there was black smoke coming from the exhaust. Ms Moran used the opportunity to get the child seconds before the jeep sped off.The vehicle was found abandoned shortly afterwards and a fingerprint on the door led to Coakley’s arrest the following month.Coakley’s mother, Paula Johnson, said she is “so ashamed and sorry for the woman and her children.” She tearfully told the court her son needs residential treatment for his drug abuse because “this is no life for anyone.”Defence counsel Lorcan Staines BL said Coakley was one of the most problematic youths the State has dealt with. He offered his client’s apologies to the victim and said that Coakley accepts a significant jail term is unavoidable.NOT A SINGLE EXTRA DAY BEHIND BARS FOR THUG WHO HIJACKED WIFE OF DONEGAL TEAM DOCTOR was last modified: February 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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

White Hart Lane: 21 great images from Spurs’ final game at the stadium

first_img 2. ‘The Lane, The Finale’ 21 5. Flags galore! 21 21 14. The final performance 21 1. White Hart Lane: Click the right arrow, above, to see more great images from the stadium’s finale… 12. ‘It’s been my life’ 21 21 21 8. ‘To Dare Is To Do’ 4. Brilliant scenes: A sea of flags in the crowd as the players enter the field 21 10. Victor Wanyama: The midfielder scores his fourth goal at the stadium 16. An entertaining match to bow out on 7. Not an empty seat in the house: 31,848 were packed in for the final clash 21 13. Great scenes 21 21 21 21 20. Wayne Rooney nets the last goal at White Hart Lane 21 21 6. ‘The Lane’ – One for the collectors 15. Sea of flags! 21 21 3. The work on the new stadium can be seen from the current pitch 9. ‘The Lane’ 11. All together now: Spurs players celebrate Victor Wanyama’s opener 17. Great atmosphere 21 21 21 19. Harry Kane celebrates his final goal 21 18. Kane and Crane! Tottenham Hotspur secured a memorable victory on Sunday as they beat Manchester United 2-1.It was the last Premier League clash at White Hart Lane, after 118 years at the famous north London ground. The penultimate game of the season was a celebration, with an electric atmosphere, and legends of the club were among the 31,848 packed into the stadium.On the field, Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane scored for the hosts before Wayne Rooney netted a consolation – and the final goal to be scored at White Hart Lane.The ground has seen some great players grace the turf with some unbelievable goals scored – and Sunday’s celebration will live long in the memory.Click the right arrow, above, to see some of the best images from the Lane’s finale… 21. The weather did not dampen the mood at White Hart Lanelast_img read more

GAA NEWS – SEAN MacCUMHAILL CLUB NOTES

first_imgDONEGAL V TYRONEThe club have been allocated 154 for the Donegal match and with 387 members we are unfortunately not in a position to give a ticket to every member. If you are a fully paid up adult member by the 31st March and interested in applying for a ticket, please contact Terry O Reilly 0866095347, Mickey Mc Mahon 0860242882 or Alan Martin 0861723899 OVER €11,00 TO BE WON.You can win up to 11,000 euro with Sean mac Cumhaills. Our Lotto Jackpot is €4,800 and our Bingo Snowball stands at €6,700.Main Pitch. The main pitch is now closed till further notice. Please contact Mickey Mc Mahon if you need to use the centre in Convoy.RESULTSSeniorThe lads travelled to Annagry to play Naomh Muire today. Dunleavys charges were hoping to continue the good vein of form they had recently found. We lost the toss and played into the wind. Mac Cumhaills started brightly but squandered early chances. Naomh Muire took their chances and went into a three point lead. Three frees from Darren O Leary saw Mac Cumhaills draw level and the first half finished on a scoreline of 0-03 each. The second half started with a point from talismatic full back Seamus Mc Ginty. This was followed by points from Benny Mc Loughlin and a free from Marty O Reilly. Mac Cumhaills were awarded a penalty which produced a brilliant save from the Naomh Muire keeper. Darren O Leary pointed the resulting 45. The referee seemed to play an inordinate amount of injury time but eventually the final score was Naomh Muire 0-08 Sean Mac Cumhaills 0-09Scorers for Mac Cumhaills were Darren O Leary 0-05 (3f),Seamus Mc Ginty 0-01,Marty O Reilly 0-02 (1f),Benny Mc Loughlin 0-01.Reserves. Naomh Muire 3-13 Sean Mac Cumhaills 0-09Third Team. The third team travelled to Glenties last night for their second game of the campaign.The Mac Cumhaills men fared well in the early stages on the game with it being 1 point each with 15 minutes gone. However things soon changed when Glenties scored a lucky goal as the ball broke inside the square and it landed perfectly at the feet on the Glenties centre forward who had the simplest of tasks to put it in the back of the net. Glenties continued to dominate for the rest of the second half with 3 more unanswered points. Leaving it 1-4 to 0-1 at half time. The Mac Cumhaills men came out fighting in the second half and battled well and with a bit more luck and some more composure in front of goal the result might have being different. But overall Glenties were the better team and deserved to win as they won all the key battles around the field.Naomh Conaill 1-7 : Mac Cumhaills 0-4FIXTURES.Senior Hurlers . Home to Ballyshannon. Wed 15th. 7.15pm. Senior/Reserve Football. Away to Buncrana. Fri 17th. 8.00pm.TRAININGTraining for all adult players continues Tue and Thurs at 7.45pm sharp. Training on Sat morning TBCU6 Boys and Girls. Astro pitch. Wed 6.00pm.U8 Boys and Girls. Training pitch. Wed 6.00pm.U10. Boys and Girls. Training pitch. Wed 6.00pm.U12 Girls Football. Training pitch Wed 6.00pm.U14 Football. Tue and Fri 7-8 both nights.U14 Girls Football. Thur 6.00pm.Minor Hurlers Wed 7.30pm.Camogie. Monday 6-7 and Friday 5.30-6.30.New members welcome.IRISH DANCING CLASSESIrish dance classes every wed in Gaa centre 6 to 7 pm and 7 to 8 pm also Saturdays 4 to 5 pm and 5 to 6 pm qualified tutor reg with coimision le rinci gaelacha.Adult keep fit non competitive Irish Dance Lessons will begin shortly. For further information contact Lorraine on 087 12613493G ASTRO TURF PITCHState of the art 3G Astro pitch is available. Please contact Terry O Reilly(0866095347) for times etcMAC CUMHAILLS LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week.Numbers drawn were 1,14,16 and 27There was 1 match 3 winner.JJ Dorrian receives €150€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsSellers this week are the Barry Dowds team.The jackpot will be €4,800 next weekIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!FOR SALEWe have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. We also stock Mac Cumhaills shorts, socks, hurls and water bottles. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.CLUBHOUSE BARThe Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA NEWS – SEAN MacCUMHAILL CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 13th, 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:Sean MacCumhaills Club noteslast_img read more

TG4 TO SHOW GLENSWILLY’S ULSTER GLORY BID LIVE

first_imgTG4 will have live coverage of this Sunday’s Ulster Senior Club Championship final between Donegal champions Donegal and Derry champions Ballinderry.Coverage of the game at Healy Park, Omagh, begins at 1.30pm with throw-in at 3pm.Up to 10,000 fans are expected at the Tyrone venue for the clash. Glenswilly go into the game as underdogs against the south Derry side.Fans travelling to the match on Sunday are being warned by both Gardaí and the PSNI to leave plenty of time to get to Healy Park. TG4 TO SHOW GLENSWILLY’S ULSTER GLORY BID LIVE was last modified: November 28th, 2013 by John2Share 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:BallinderryglenswillyTG4last_img read more