45 million kina for sports for 2016

first_imgIn an interview this morning at the 2016 Press Budget Lock Up, Secretary for National Planning and Monitoring, Hakaua Harry said this money will come under the PNG Sports Foundation. She said that this money will target the running of international events that will be hosted in PNG including the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup and the co-hosting of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.“We are also looking at sports enhancement to cover maintaining sports facilities as well as making sure our athletes stay fit,” said Harry.She said that some of the sporting facilities from the Pacific Games that were  not yet complete would  also be taken care of with an allocation from the 2015 budget to pay off the service providers to complete building the facilities.last_img read more

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MLS creates a platform to fight COVID-19

first_imgThe MLS is joining with its television partners in the United States, Canada and throughout the world to offer serious content programming to its fans in the coming weeks. The league is using the technology to gather the soccer community during this period social distancing through a plan made for participation for fans, which includes dynamic programming and innovative new content experiences.“Bringing our community together of the Major League Soccer, as long as we stay apart, it’s the spirit of MLS Unites, “said the MLS Commissioner Don Garber, in the statement. “During this challenging moment in history, I know the soccer family will get ahead, because it always does when we need each other the most.” Garber noted that “together with our fans, players, teams and partners, we are going to shed light on what can be done, and on the heroes who lead the way.”Meanwhile, all MLS teams, 26 this season, the twenty-fifth in league history, follow making donations so many monetary like food delivery through the various local charities.He Atlanta United, with its owner Arthur Blank at the helm, has converted on the MLS team that greater contribution has given so far by delivering, with his foundation “The Arthur M. Blank Family”, $ 5.4 million (4.9 million euros) in long-term and immediate relief recovery assistance funds for organizations that are providing critical support in the states of Georgia and Montana. The Foundation will award five million (€ 4.5 million) to The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a fund established by the United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.While the owner of the MLS team in Charlotte, David Tepper, through the David A. Tepper Foundation, he donated $ 2.65 million (2.4 million euros) to help the local community. Charlotte’s team won’t start playing in the league until next season 2021, without the colors and logo still defined.Other equipment with significant financial donations have been the Columbus Crew ($ 1.5 million / € 1.3 million) and Seattle Sounders FC, current MLS Cup champions, also donated half a million dollars (€ 450,000). The Professional Soccer League (MLS) The United States presented its platform on Monday “MLS Unites” in which stands out all the efforts that players, coaches and teams perform facing fighting at all levels against the coronavirus pandemic.The initiative established in collaboration with the player unions, through the platform, will show the messages and programs important that are taking place during the COVID-19 pandemicin addition to presenting a series of programs involving MLS clubs, players, coaches, staff, partners and fans.According to the statement offered by the league, the “MLS Unites” platform has been established three fundamental objectives how will those of educate and inform, while also trying to offer the maximum of fun with players connected to it to interact with fans.“MLS Unites” will strive to educate fans of the importance of pay attention to messages that the authorities send the entire population oriented to guarantee your safety. While being connected with the players will also serve fans to publicize the relevance they have during the time that the postponement occurs in the competition.In addition also sand they will exhibit and the Actions of the “heroes” of the community, those who every day are on the front line of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, such as sanitary facilities, all security personnel, and supplies and cleaning services.MLS is consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Canada (HC), infectious disease specialists, and other public health entities to receive and share the most current information and guidance. . A essential guide with information on COVID-19 for all fans also available at mlssoccer.com/2020/covid-19, including a graph with six steps for prevent the spread of the virus, as well as more information about mental health, isolation tips, different ways to support relief efforts, and more.last_img read more

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Sergiy Stakhovsky turned down $ 100,000 to lose himself at the Australian Open

first_imgStakhovsky reported this case to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) and when he requested for the names of the individuals who tried to purchase him, he advised them “Are you able to defend my household? The one who tried to bribe me is an middleman, there are very harmful folks behind and my household lives in Ukraine.” Nevertheless, Stakhovsky’s grievance had no impact, since “from the Tennis Integrity Unit they advised me they couldn’t assure my security. “ The drama of tennis bribes is again to the current day after the stunning confession of the Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky a couple of unhappy episode that occurred to him at the Australian Open 2009 wherein they tried to purchase him for letting himself lose a recreation.In an interview on Ukrainian tv, the tennis participant, at the moment quantity 169 in the ATP rating and who turned the 31st in the world in 2010, He claimed that he was provided $ 100,000 (nearly 91,000 euros) if he let himself be misplaced in his first spherical match at the 2009 Australian Open in opposition to Frenchman Arnaud Clément, a match wherein he lastly fell in 5 units 6-3, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2 and 6-1. “Once I received off the court docket I assumed I ought to have ripped my racket aside with those that had provided me cash if that they had been there,” Stakhovsky stated.last_img read more

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CRICKET: Four Jamaicans in WI T20 squad

first_img    The World T20 champions will play the series-opener against the visitors on Sunday at Kensington Oval in Barbados. From there the series moves to Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. All matches will start at 11:30 a.m. (Jamaica time).    Full squad:  Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard,  Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons,  Jerome Taylor,  Chadwick Walton and Kesrick Williams. Match schedule March 26: 1st T20 International  – Kensington Oval, Barbados March 30: 2nd T20 International – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad April 1: 3rd T20 International – Queen’s Park Oval  April 2: 4th T20 International – Queen’s Park Oval Jamaicans Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton and Jerome Taylor have been named in a 13-man West Indies squad for the first two Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan.last_img read more

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Jio Jalalon regaining his old form for Hotshots

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “You know how good Kiefer is even before. And I knew that coming to the PBA, he won’t have much problems adjusting. Even in Gilas, he’s been playing well,” he said.The sophomore Jalalon and rookie Ravena clashed on Sunday when Magnolia and NLEX met, and just as expected, the young guns stepped up to the challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRavena was impressive anew for the Road Warriors, notching a new career-high 31 points with four rebounds and five assists.Jalalon, on the other hand, saved his best for last and uncorked seven of his nine markers in the payoff period. He also posted six boards to help Magnolia fend off NLEX late. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Asked about his duel against Ravena, Jalalon could only smile seeing how his former Gilas teammate is thriving in the pros.“He has really stepped up his game. He has experienced a lot and now that he’s in the PBA, he’s still playing well,” he said. “He doesn’t look like a rookie, and just like what everyone is saying, he really is a super rookie.”The spotlight, however, isn’t just on Ravena alone as Jalalon himself has slowly built his confidence again to earn his way back to coach Chito Victolero’s rotation.“I’m trying to stay positive whenever coach puts me in the game. I’m still trying to get my conditioning back and again, I’m just staying positive,” said Jalalon, who is coming off a knee injury.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCollegiate foes and national team brethrens years ago, Jio Jalalon knows how good Kiefer Ravena is dating back to their collegiate days.That’s why he’s no longer surprised that his close friend didn’t need much time to adjust to the PBA game.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Ravena’s career-high not enough to get NLEX back on track Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Accused woman beater remanded

first_imgCurtis Edwards, accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Desmona Taylor on July 8, 2017 after she refused to rekindle a relationship with him, was on Thursday remanded to prison by Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly.The Prosecution is contending that because of his abusive behavior, Taylor refused Edwards’s attempts to rekindle the relationship they once shared, and Edwards allegedly pushed her face into a grill gate before he dealt her several lashes about her body with a metal fan.In court on Thursday, Edwards pleaded not guilty to the charge, but Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh objected to bail being granted Edwards, telling the court in his submissions that the virtual complainant had decided to end the relationship with Edwards because of constant abuse.He added that on July 8, 2017, Taylor went to Edwards’s workplace and told him to leave her alone. Edwards then replied, “I’m not leaving, because I don’t want the relationship to end.”Edwards then allegedly became annoyed and began to use a series of obscenities after threatening to burn Taylor with acid. He then allegedly committed the assault on Taylor.The matter was reported to the Police, but they were unable to locate Edwards. He had allegedly been dodging Police for over eight months before his apprehension.Magistrate Daly upheld the prosecution’s submissions and remanded Edwards to prison until April 4, when his case would come before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.last_img read more

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Berbice $200M model farm abandoned

first_imgThe state of the $200 M model farm at Fort Wellington, Region FiveThe 35-acre, $200 million model farm at Fort Wellington, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) is a waste of taxpayers’ money according to Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal, who further said that there is nothing to show how the money was spent.Ramphal told Guyana Times that the model farm is in a deplorable state and that nothing of substance was done there.“This land is actually in an abandon stage whereby it is filled with bush and overgrowth. It is clearly showing the wasteful spending of taxpayers’ money,” the Regional Chairman said.To date, he added, there are no records to prove that any produce actually came out of the model farm although Regional Executive Officer (REO) Ovid Morrison had some time back displayed some vegetables he claimed to have been cultivated at the farm.In the past, the land was occupied and operated by farmers until the REO had ordered their removal so that the area could be developed into a model farm, Ramphal said.On October 27, 2016, notices were placed at the entrances to the farms situated at Naarstigheid and Catherine’s Lust, denying the farmers access to their farms.The farmers had occupied 50 acres of land and cultivated primarily cash crops, fruits and reared livestock.However, on January 9, 2018, Morrison stated that the model farm will address land selection, crop cultivation, and principles of crop rotation, as well as waste consolidation but the Chairman held out that it is a political move to get rid of the farmers.However, after almost two years, the Regional Chairman said the money was wasted.“And it is not benefiting a single citizen. Instead of the Government giving this person so much money to spend on a farm to just cultivate some cash crops, we could have used that money to build a state-of-the-art market on that prime residential location there which could have benefited our youths tremendously,” Ramphal noted.Back in 2017 when the idea was first brought to the Region Five RDC, the Council was supposed to give its blessings to the project before it was executed but the RDC never approved it. Nevertheless, the REO went ahead with the project as his own.The crops owned by those farmers were bulldozed and the farmers had asked the RDC to intervene but were told that it was all the REO’s doing without getting approval from the RDC.Several letters were dispatched to Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan and the Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder but the farmers are still awaiting a response.The state of the $200 M model farm at Fort Wellington, Region Fivelast_img read more

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La Ca?ada heading to finals

first_imgWEST LOS ANGELES – Price High School of Los Angeles had won eight consecutive CIF-Southern Section Division V championships and was vying for its first Division III-AA crown as the No. 2 seed. If a dictionary entry was created on Tuesday, the word Malik would be included as an entry for dominance. La Ca ada senior forward Adam Malik scored his team’s first nine points en route to a game-high 25 points to lead the Spartans to what turned into a nerve-wracking 60-57 victory in a Division III-AA semifinal contest Tuesday night at LACES School. In stopping Price’s streak, the Spartans (28-2), who last won a CIF title in 1992, advanced to Saturday’s Division III-AA final against No. 1-ranked Campbell Hall. After Price rolled out to a 6-0 lead to start the game, La Ca ada (27-2) closed out the first quarter on a 9-2 run to grab a 15-9 lead. “They came out six-zero on us, and as soon as my first two free throws went in, I was in the zone and wanted the ball,” said Malik, who also grabbed eight rebounds. La Ca ada took a 29-20 halftime lead behind Malik’s 16 first-half points. “After the first minute and a half, we attacked their zone pretty well, but the biggest key was our three’s,” Hofman said. “Going into this game, we knew we had to shoot the ball outside to beat this team.” La Ca ada hit six 3-points and outscored Price 24-13 in a third quarter capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Darren Ho to increase its advantage to 53-33. “They were pretty big and we needed to spread the court out, and the whole team needed to chip in and create an outside game,” said Tucker Heaton, who hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter. Price scored the first 15 points in the fourth quarter to cut the Spartans’ once seemingly insurmountable 20-point lead to 53-48 midway through the quarter. “Coach told us at halftime that they we going to make a run and he wanted us to be composed,” Malik said. “They made a comeback, but we pulled it through at the end.” La Ca ada held Price’s 6-foot-8 center Tyreese Bresheres to 11 points, while Hazel added 10. scott.galetti@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img With Price (26-5) mounting a comeback, Malik’s layup with 1:42 to play gave La Ca ada a nine-point lead at 58-49. His block on what seemed like a sure layup by Jeremiah Hazel to pull Price within two with 45 second left officially thwarted the Knights’ comeback and stamped the Spartans’ ticket to Honda Center for the championship game. “That was the biggest block in school history, obviously getting us to \,” La Ca ada coach Tom Hofman said. “I thought we played three great quarters, and the last two minutes was OK, but we did get rattled. “We need to get into the gym and work on some composure because we’ve got the best team in the state over the weekend.” Tucker Heaton sank three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points for La Ca ada, while Darren Ho used two 3-pointers to collect eight points. last_img read more

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Clemson extends trend in the `Bowden Bowl’

first_imgFinally, they were told the play stood. Harper, a junior, was a big reason for the celebration. He connected with freshman tight end Brian Linthicum on an 11-yard scoring pass and Aaron Kelly for a 41-yard TD connection as the Tigers took a 21-0 lead less than 17 minutes into the game. In between, tailback James Davis scored on a 29-yard run. Florida State stumbled through a miserable first half, when it managed one first down and 62 yards. Weatherford was under constant pressure and looked lost when he wasn’t. Florida State only crossed midfield once in the first half. The Seminoles found their rhythm in the second half. Antone Smith had a 49-yard run to Clemson’s 1, then followed with the score that drew them to 24-11. Goodman’s TD catch tightened things up even more. But Weatherford and the Seminoles couldn’t sustain the rally. They got to Clemson’s 31 with three minutes left. But Florida State’s junior quarterback threw three incomplete passes and was taken down from behind by defensive lineman Philip Merling. Harper was 14-for-24 passing for 160 yards and no interceptions. Davis gained 102 yards on 18 carries. The victory closed Tommy within a win of his father after the ninth meeting of college football’s best known family feud. Bobby’s Seminoles won the first four games in the series by a combined score of 160-79. Tommy won four of the last five. Texas Tech 49, SMU 9: Even with a whole new set of starting receivers and a practically new offensive line, Texas Tech still has the same old prolific offense. Redshirt freshman Michael Crabtree had touchdown catches of 42, 2 and 1 yards, and Danny Amendola went 49 yards for another score, leading the Red Raiders in Dallas. Quarterback Graham Harrell kept his new targets busy by going 44-for-59 passing for 419 yards and four TDs. His completions were a career best – and he had that mark during the third quarter. He also scored on a 1-yard dive. Harrell, a junior, is Tech’s first incumbent quarterback since Kliff Kingsbury was in charge from 2000-02. His poise helped with the seamless transition for his four new blockers and the receivers who are replacing a trio that caught 504 passes for 7,014 yards in their careers. Harrell went 6-for-6 on the opening drive, then capped it with his TD plunge. His next two TD drives went 95 and 88 yards, and he converted on six of his first eight third-down tries. Crabtree caught 12 passes for 106 yards, and Amendola had 149 yards on 10 receptions. Eric Morris had seven catches for 70 yards. Shannon Woods ran for 45 yards and Tech’s last two touchdowns. SMU’s Justin Willis, the Conference USA freshman of the year last season, was 15-for-33 for 138 yards with two interceptions.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Instead, it was Harper and the Tigers who came out throwing to take a 21-0 lead before the game was 17 minutes old – and bring their coach, Tommy, his third straight win over father Bobby’s Seminoles. Florida State rallied from 24-3 down in the second half. When Drew Weatherford hit Richard Goodman for a 15-yard TD pass with 11:40 left, the Seminoles trailed by six. Weatherford and the Seminoles got the ball back three more times after that, but could not score. “It looked like stage fright,” Bobby Bowden said. “We were running a new offense, but I thought we grasped it better than that. We were bad.” Clemson fans rushed the field and the collapsible goal posts came down after Weatherford’s final pass fell to the ground. But officials chose to review the play, moving orange-clad fans out of the way. From news services Florida State’s new offense still needs a lot of work. Its defense could use a tune-up, too, after first-time starter Cullen Harper threw two touchdown passes to lead Clemson to a 24-18 victory over No. 19 Florida State in their season opener Monday night at Clemson. This was supposed to be a retooled Florida State attack with first-year offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher bringing the flash back to the Seminoles in the latest version of the father-son Bowden Bowl. last_img read more

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ATTACKER DESCRIBED AS THE ‘PERFECT PREDATOR’ AFTER VICIOUS ASSAULT

first_imgA man was described as the ‘perfect predator’ in court after he was found guilty of viciously attacking another man for no reason.Charles McFadden head-butted his victim before kicking him in the head before slipping back into a crowded bar.McFadden, 45, was drinking in the Gweedore Bar in Falcarragh on March 17th, St Patrick’s Night last year when he spotted Paul McGinley. He summoned McGinley over to him in the bar but when McGinley called over, McFadden lunged at him and viciously assaulted him.Mr McGinley told Letterkenny District Court he had never met McFadden before the incident and didn’t know him.He said he was left in shock and had to receive hospital treatment for facial injuries.Directly after the incident McFadden was escorted form the premises for his own safety through the kitchen as Mr McGinley’s friends were looking for him.Giving evidence, McFadden of Moyra, Falcarragh, who was facing a Section 3 Assault charge, said it was Mr McGinley who was staring at him and initially pushed him first.However Mr McGinley said it was he who was set upon.“I thought he had broken my nose. I felt gritty bits in my mouth. I looked upwards and he was gone – he was the perfect predator.“He ambushed me and then moved back in as if nothing had happened. It was like a professional attack,” he said.After hearing the evidence from both men, Judge Conal Gibbons said he had no doubt that it was McFadden who started the incident.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said McFadden had never been in trouble in his life and was a good stepfather to five children.He had worked in the construction industry all over the country and in the UK but work had dried up.He said his client had never been in trouble and still can’t believe he had used his head on the night in question and had never been involved in such behaviour.Mr Gallagher pleaded with Judge Gibbons to consider having a probation report done on McFadden and not to send him to jail.He said he had plenty to offer the community by means of community service never-mind the expense of sending him to prison.However Judge Gibbons said he was seriously thinking about a prison sentence in the case.He said Mr McGinley could have been even more seriously injured.“He was downed and sent back by this attack. His head was seriously injured and thank God it wasn’t worse. We do know of cases where worse outcomes have occurred and that is tragic. I’m sure he and his family are thankful but it’s no thanks to your client,” said Judge Gibbons.He added that he was not making any promises and that he saw the assault as “most sinister.”He adjourned the case until July and warned that “all options are on the table.”ATTACKER DESCRIBED AS THE ‘PERFECT PREDATOR’ AFTER VICIOUS ASSAULT was last modified: April 19th, 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:assaultCharles McFaddenFalcarraghGweedore BarPaul McGinleylast_img read more

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