Waiwai: Olympics will lift standard of PNG athletes

first_imgIn a Team PNG Media Blitz this morning in Port Moresby, Waiwai said Team PNG is still targeting  seven sports for the Rio Olympics- Athletics, Judo, Boxing, Swimming, Taekwondo, Shooting and Weightlifting.She said the while Team PNG did extremely well at the Pacific Games, the Olympics is another ball game altogether competing against the rest of the world.“So we have to take the best of our best and make sure the ones we take to Rio to represent our country do something there and make our country proud.“For me personally, I want our athletes to go out there and get better times, set higher standards for themselves and improve,” said Waiwai.last_img read more

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Valencia celebrates today ‘a summer’ without training in Paterna

first_imgIt is true that during this confinement footballers are not on vacation and have not stopped trainingIn fact, a specific plan was prepared for each of them, but little or nothing has to do an exercise at home with a session with the group. Those forty days that they have been without exercising normally portend a back to progressive routine in which avoiding muscle breaks will be a ‘must’.With the clear premise to see how COVID-19 evolves, the next May 4th training is intended to be resumed with a phased process. In such a situation, both Valencia and all LaLiga teams will have had a total of 52 days without training and they will have about a month and a half to catch up, because The competition may initially resume in mid-June. The Coronavirus has been part of the life of footballers for several weeks. In the case of Valencia, the club decided to suspend training at the Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna on March 13 in view of the unstoppable advance of the disease. And although the first chances of a return to training, that return will not be easy because just today the black and white squad have not gone to train the same time he had on summer vacation.Fourty days from May 28 to July 7, it was the time that, at that time, Marcelino granted as a general rule to his footballers, forty days that required a preseason later, forty days that meant a job exhaustive to regain fitness and forty days that preceded six preparation matches so that the team could arrive in good condition to debut in LaLiga against Real Sociedad.last_img read more

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30 Receive World Bank Website Development Training

first_imgWorld Bank, Country Director Madam Larisa Leschenko, with media managers and participantsBy Gloria T. Tamba & J. Lisa LumehAs part of its efforts to improve the media environment in Liberia, the World Bank has provided training for and graduated 30 journalists and personnel from print and electronic media institutions from a 5-day intensive training in website development to enable them to manage their various media websites. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the trainees on Wednesday, June 28, at the World Bank office in Monrovia, the country manager, Larisa Leshchenko, lauded the efforts of the participants for undergoing the weeklong extensive training that was organized to develop the nation’s media landscape.Leshchenko explained that the weeklong training was prompted by identified capacity gaps, and agreed to intervene so media houses will have more knowledge on how to improve their online presence. She said that Liberian media houses print and broadcast beautiful stories on Liberia and Liberians.“The world Bank therefore believes that these stories can make it to a much larger audience than just the less than a million consumers in the country.“We decided to strengthen and improve the skills of webmasters in various institutions by acquiring a general website domain called Liberiamediahouses.org, training 30 media practitioners or webmasters from various media houses in website development, monitor their activities for a period and help webmasters to link their websites with various social media accounts like Facebook,” she said.The World Bank country manager said the Internet has become the ultimate stage for the so-called global village “and everyone and institution are grabbing space on that global stage and increasing their audiences.” She pledged her organization’s support to ensuring the provision of continued trainings for journalists in different areas of media development so Liberia can meet international standards. In fulfillment of a promise made when she took up her assignment to Liberia, Leshchenko assured the Liberian media that the World Bank is prepared to work with them.Mr. Charles Coffey, president of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), lauded the World Bank for equipping media practitioners with opportunities through trainings he described as “very key to journalists.” Coffey urged participants to transfer their acquired knowledge to those no present at the training by training them in order to improve Liberia’s media landscape.The publisher and managing director of Inquirer newspaper, Philip Wesseh, urged journalists to report ethically, especially through their online publications, which have a tendency to reach a larger audience than any other media platform. “Ethics in journalism is still a problem. I urge the PUL to take action against any media house that would go against the ethics of the PUL,” he said. Mr. Wesseh thanked the World Bank for the initiative, noting that the technological deficit among many media institutions is visible based on the lack of quality and inconsistency of the websites of mainstream Liberian media houses. According to him, most media houses do not have the technical capacity to build and maintain their own websites; most rely on external contractors who charge huge sums of money to build a news website. “If we had invited someone to our office, they would’ve exploited us, but we are grateful for such an opportunity,” Wesseh said.“Expensive web designers will never eat our money again!” He encouraged participants to monitor their websites by constant updates and fact-checking.The class president, Victor Pratt of the New Democrat newspaper, thanked the communications office of the World Bank for affording them the chance to gain more knowledge. “We will use what we have learned during this workshop for the benefit of our workplaces and country,” he said.Some of the institutions that benefitted from the weeklong training included Daily Observer, Inquirer, Frontier Newspaper, New Democrat, Radio Maria, ELBC, LINA, Capitol Times, Renaissance Communications Inc., Power Communications, Inc., among others.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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Doesn’t the judge know who Paris Hilton is?

first_imgWhy should poor Paris be singled out as the lone celeb in this town required to live up to the same laws as the rest of us? Sigh. Celebrity justice ain’t what it used to be. WHAT, Paris Hilton has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for a parole violation? It’s not fair! Oh, it might be fair compared with the treatment ordinary folks would receive for multiple violations of parole after an alcohol-related, reckless-driving conviction. But Hilton isn’t one of the ordinary folks. She’s a celebrity. And in these parts, that’s supposed to mean being above the law. Think of Mel Gibson and his kid-gloves treatment at the hands of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Or the not-guilty verdicts for O.J. Simpson, Robert Blake and Michael Jackson. Think of Britney Spears and her unique style of mothering. 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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Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland: Substitute Long saves the Irish with stoppage-time strike

first_imgSouthampton striker Shane Long came off the bench to rescue the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualification campaign with a priceless last-gasp equaliser against Poland.The Group D leaders looked to be heading for victory in Dublin courtesy of midfielder Slawomir Peszko’s first-half strike.But Long, an 83rd-minute replacement for midfielder Glenn Whelan, stabbed home from close range in the first minute of stoppage time to snatch a point and keep Ireland’s hopes of making it to France alive.Ireland were second best in the first half and, after a scrappy opening from both teams, they fell behind when Robbie Brady dallied on the ball and was swiftly dispossessed  by midfielder Peszko, who darted forward and beat Shay Given with an unstoppable left foot drive.But Martin O’Neill’s side upped their game after the break and hit the post twice in search of the equaliser.Brady was first to go close when his deflected cross drifted over goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski but came back out off the inside of the left-hand upright.Marc Wilson then had a thumping header denied by the Swansea shot-stopper, who was saved by the woodwork again moments later when Robbie Keane saw his downwards header bounce up and off the same post.O’Neill sacrificed holding midfielder Glenn Whelan to send on striker Shane Long as time ran down as the hosts threw everything forward.And the move paid dividends in injury time when Wes Hoolahan’s header fell for the Saints man to stab a shot past Fabianski to snatch a dramatic point.The result leaves Ireland in fourth place, just two points adrift of second place Germany and Scotland in third, who are tied on ten points. Southampton striker Shane Long scores a late leveller for Republic of Ireland 1last_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY

first_imgDONEGAL FOR SAM – MAYO FOR SARNIESWRITES LAURA O’DOHERTY: “This is my co-worker Jacqui Boyle who works in the deli @ centra in Moville.]“Her husband works away and always uses Donegal Daily, it would be great if you could put this on your page for him to see it!”There you go Mr Boyle. You can send your pix to info@donegaldaily.com COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY was last modified: September 7th, 2012 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) Tags:ALL IRELAND COUNTDOWNGAAmovillelast_img read more

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DDTV: DUNPHY – “COLEMAN IS A TOUGH LITTLE PLAYER, HE’S PURE DONEGAL!

first_imgDDTV: Controversial RTE pundit Eamon Dunphy has lavished Seamus Coleman with praise – following his excellent display for Ireland last night.Coleman had a superb match as Ireland earned a crucial 1-1 draw with Bosnia in the first-leg of their play-off double header. Outspoken pundit Dunphy was full of praise for Coleman and said he had a terrific match.Dunphy said, “Coleman made a crucial tackle, a match saving one – and he has character – he’s pure Donegal.“He’s a great little pro, he’s a tough little man.Robbie Brady’s away goal could prove decisive and Ireland are now well placed ahead of the second-leg at the Aviva Stadium on Monday night. To view the clip simply click play on the video above and enjoy.COYBIG.DDTV: DUNPHY – “COLEMAN IS A TOUGH LITTLE PLAYER, HE’S PURE DONEGAL! was last modified: November 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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Manager added to space project

first_img Nicholson, a Boeing employee, will be responsible for coordinating the team’s activities required to implement the overall CEV program. Keith Reiley, who had been acting deputy program manager, will devote full attention to managing the spacecraft design activity and will serve as the lead for the first-phase contract effort. Nicholson retired from NASA in 2000 and joined Boeing as a special assistant to the company’s International Space Station program manager. In 2002, he was named International Space Station deputy program manager. Leonard Nicholson, a former NASA official and former International Space Station executive for Boeing, has been named deputy program manager for Northrop Grumman and Boeing’s Crew Exploration Vehicle. “Leonard’s broad operational experience in the U.S. space program, from Apollo to the space shuttle and International Space Station programs, reinforces our team’s ability to help NASA design and build an innovative, yet affordable CEV at the lowest possible risk,” said Doug Young, vice president of space systems for Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Systems sector and program manager for the Northrop Grumman-Boeing CEV team. Northrop Grumman and Boeing are working under a $28 million NASA contract to perform studies for a spacecraft to replace the space shuttle and carry astronauts to the moon and Mars. NASA plans to award a contract to design and build the CEV in spring 2006. 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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Veteran Bongole among 10 players discarded by Police

first_imgPolice FC is clearing squadFOOTBALL — 2005 league champions Police FC have laid off 10 players as the club embarks on revamping the squad that saw them cavort with relegation for the better part of last season.The notable faces of the departing cast are aging stalwarts Anthony Bongole Sakka Mpiima and Yasin Mubiiru whose performances in the season gone failed to convince Coach Abdallah Mubiru to keep them in his plans for next season.Speedy winger Michael Birungi, who joined the Cops in January after his professional stint with Sudan’s Khartoum Nationale ended prematurely, was also asked to try his talents elsewhere.Other players that have been offloaded include Joseph Ssentume, Edwin Hasule, Farouk Kagugube, Yasin Muyimba and Kevin Obua.While William Wadri and Brian Ochwo, who joined the club from Vipers SC and KCCA on loan, will not be rewarded with permanent deals.The club has, however, tied down lanky defender Martin Mpunga with a permanent deal and acquired the services of versatile player Steven Mugisha.Negotiations with Vipers over a possible loan deal for enterprising left-back Aggrey Madoi are underway while Juma Balinya from Lweza and Norman Ojik from Sadolin Paints have been signed.Commentslast_img read more

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Heartbreak for Groves in world title clash

first_imgGeorge Groves’ world title bid ended in a hugely controversial defeat against Carl Froch in Manchester when he was stopped in the ninth round.The Hammersmith man was on the verge of taking the WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion’s belts after flooring him with a thunderous right towards the end of the first round.Groves dominated the following rounds, hurting Froch with more heavy punches that had the 36-year-old in real trouble.But with Froch appearing to turn the screw as Groves began to tire, referee Howard Foster stepped in and stopped the bout as the challenger wobbled but appeared to be more than capable of continuing.Froch, renowned for his phenomenal punch resistance, was badly shaken – arguably for the first time in his career – after being sent to the canvas towards the end of an opening round in which Groves did exactly what he promised to do.Having vowed to win the battle of the jabs and land with right hands at will in the early stages, Groves was as good as his word.With Froch visibly struggling, Groves consistently had his opponent on the back foot before finally having to give ground in a fifth round in which the favourite began to have some success.Groves had a brilliant sixth, detonating several dynamite right hands on the target as he appeared to be close to victory.But Froch, ever the warrior, got through with two big shots in the eighth and Groves was beginning to enter dangerous territory.Hurt again in the following round and staggering after being caught on the temple, Groves was perhaps beginning to unravel against a man known for his strong finishes.But the Londoner, 25, was defending himself and looked in control of his senses when Foster bizarrely grabbed him in a headlock and waved the fight off.Groves had been losing his grip on the fight but had every reason to protest bitterly at the decision.The defeat is the first of his 20-fight professional career but enhanced his reputation.Having entered the ring to boos after his outspoken comments in the build-up, he left it to cheers as the crowd made their disgust clear.See also:Groves: I’ll bounce back and be championFroch insists ref was right to stop fightGroves to fight in world title eliminatorPromoter predicts Froch-Groves rematchGroves’ trainer reveals he had reservations about fight refereeGutted Groves says he proved he belongs at the top levelFroch claims Groves rejected rematch offerFroch ordered to face Groves in rematchGroves to face Froch in rematch on 31 MayFroch-Groves rematch will be at WembleyGroves vows to avenge ‘stonewall robbery’DeGale eyes world title after joining HearnGroves: My left hook will finish 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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