Sapolai Yao wins first gold for PNG in athletics

first_imgMore than 15, 000 fans cheered him on as Yao took his lead into the second lap and maintained it to the end.Yao finished in a time of 9:38.89s. Winning silver was another Papua New Guinean in Skene Kiage who clocked 9:47.80s followed by the bronze winner from Fiji in Ashneel Abhinay Nand. Nand completed the race in 9:57.08s.last_img

Victor: “This type of harassment often ends in suicide”

first_imgThe program Public mirror Antena 3 published a statement by Víctor Sánchez del Amo in which the Madrid coach claims to be the victim and will soon give a press conference to clarify everything that happened. “I do not supply. There are 300 messages I have not been able to answer, plus the samples of support I receive. I can’t speak, because the club has me apart and that’s it. I can not give information. When it’s my turn to talk, don’t worry, it’s going to be all clear. Have no doubt that this is solved and that the victim is me, “said Victor. “I am being a victim of extortion. A crime against my privacy. And well, I am brave to push forward. And for the victims who suffer this type of harassment and crimes that often end in suicide, partly because of the excessive media pressure that is given and the lack of tact and care for the treatment of these situations, they reach such extreme cases, ”added the still coach of Malaga, to whom the club has been suspended from its functions by video filtering Victor also made clear the support of his closest: “My family is a crack. And when I have the possibility to make a press conference that will be very clear.” LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 10, 2020last_img read more

PBA cancels Legazpi game due to Mayon threat

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Rain or Shine dumps Phoenix for 2-2 record Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The PBA has cancelled its provincial game in Legazpi City slated on February 3 as Mayon Volcano threatens to erupt.The match between Barangay Ginebra and NLEX was set to take place at Ibalong Centrum for Recreation but was moved to Cuneta Astrodome on the same date.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Albay, the province where Mayon Volcano is located, is now under a state of calamity as the volcano continues to spew lava.“The PBA will set another game in Legazpi as soon as its playing schedule permits and wishes the people and the entire province of Albay safety and security in this trying time,” the league posted on its official Twitter account.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 folk Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Govt continues to be illegal

first_imgDear Editor,The extension of the life of the Government following the successful passage of NCM and failure to hold elections within the stipulated timeframe needs to be urgently addressed. Each day that passes with no legal redress the Government continues to be illegal. Guyana is in a constitutional quagmire.Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamedlast_img

LTA Launches Anti-Fraud Grey

first_imgThe Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) has launched Anti-Fraud Grey Routes throughout Liberia and seeks a partnership with the media and the general public in the fight against the use of SIM Boxes in fraudulent grey calls.Making the disclosure recently at the Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism, Marie G. Harrison, member of the Board of Commissioners, said the issue of SIM Boxes fraud was a serious problem which was causing the Liberian people thousands in revenue losses.She explained that many people were receiving overseas calls appearing on the phone as local numbers, causing the  Government of Liberia to lose revenues as the calls were not being paid for or monitored by the LTA.“Those calls you received are illegally routed calls. The connection between you and the caller was illegally routed away from the GSM providers and government controls; hence the inability of either the GSM companies or the LTA to assess revenue on them.”According to her, all the international calls that appear as local numbers on phones give money to the criminals and causes revenue loss  to the government of Liberia.The perpetrators were using what is referred to as SIM Box and making such money without the knowledge of the GSM and the Liberian government.“This is a piece of equipment the size of a DVD player, which can house dozens of SIM Cards, most of them not being registered with the service provider. This setup is connected to the internet and in coordination with independent overseas telecommunications carriers who route calls to Liberia looking for the least cost route.”Commissioner Harrison stressed that SIM Box fraudsters can offer cheaper rates because they are not a legal entity and have no overhead costs, nor do they pay any taxes to government.She disclosed that the LTA, in partnership with the County Attorney’s office and the Ministry of Justice, including the Liberia National Police (LNP), have arrested SIM Box operators in the past and they are awaiting prosecution through the Ministry of Justice.“Over US$400,000 was lost in revenue from minutes tabulated in just one of the raids. We will have billboards up shortly to reinforce the importance of the operation and numbers received, which will be verified by the LTA team and sent to the respective GSM operator to block.”Madam Harrison used the occasion to urge whistleblowers that are aware of possible SIM Box operations to come forward and inform the LTA.  They will be rewarded for their efforts made.  “This is a national effort and we call on the media to help in disseminating the message to the public.She called on the public to send a free text message to the LTA using the short codes, GRAY (4729) or GREY (4739) if local numbers appear from international calls.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Quesnel’s Hohmann leads way at H.H. Rodeo

first_imgGood weather, good contestants, and a good crowd contributed to the success of the 51st Annual Hudson’s Hope Rodeo this weekend. Quesnel’s Steve Hohmann was the big winner, taking the overall men’s title, as well as individual wins in Sunday’s bareback and Saddle Bronc competitions. For a complete list of HH Rodeo winners, click the below attachment.- Advertisement –last_img

TransCanada making changes to proposed pipeline based on public feedback

first_img“If the project is approved, construction should start at the very beginning of 2015,” she says. “It will be a four year construction plan. The first year will be clearing and things like that then three years of construction. They say the end of 2018.” “In some areas towards the west, they’re really concerned about salmon habitat, and so we’re looking at what we call marine alternatives there,” Herzog explains. “Instead of going into a specific migratory area for the salmon, were looking at alternate areas.” Divona Herzog is in charge of External Communications for TransCanada. She says the project is pending approval, but if given the go ahead, things should be up and running by the end of 2018. Herzog adds the organization has started to make some changes based on some of the thoughts expressed at previous open houses. Herzog says those suggestions vary based on the area, but she points to citizens in the west expressing concerns over salmon habitat, and that TransCanada has made alterations to the potential pipeline based on those thoughts.  “Based on the feedback that we’ve received so far, we’ve actually started to make some adjustments to what we think the pipeline route will be, and so we’re exploring a bunch of alternatives based on some of the feedback we’ve gotten.” she says.  The potential pipeline would transport two billion cubic feet of natural gas a day, with the ability to expand to 3.6 billion if needed. It’s estimated the project would generate $22 million per year in property taxes.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Chelsea XI for toughest UCL game: Has midfielder done enough to earn place?

first_img 11 11 Porto v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT at 7.30pm on Tuesday 29 September.Chelsea face their toughest Champions League game of Group G when they travel to Porto.So with that in mind, we might expect manager Jose Mourinho to field a strong XI – has Ramires done enough to force his way in and will John Terry partner Gary Cahill?Click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted Chelsea line-up and let us know if you agree.JOSE MOURINHO SAYS NONE OF HIS PLAYERS ARE ‘UNTOUCHABLE’ 26. John Terry (centre back) – John Terry has been ‘treated unfairly’ by Jose Mourinho 4. Cesc Fabregas (attack) 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) – click the arrow above, right, to see the possible Chelsea line-up against Porto 6. Baba Rahman (left back) 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta 11 11 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 17. Pedro (right sided attack) 11 19. Diego Costa (striker) 7. Ramires (midfield) 11 11 11 11 21. Nemanja Matic (midfield) 10. Eden Hazard (left sided attack) 11last_img read more

Office puts Pep in Hull’s step

first_img The going got tougher at that point, but Katherine Hull is getting better because of it and demonstrated that again Monday, when she celebrated a homecoming of sorts by finishing sixth in the Office Depot Championship at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles – located a few beaches south of the Pepperdine campus in Malibu. It’s a measure of Hull’s improvement that her Office Depot showing on the oceanside bluffs of Rancho Palos Verdes was not even her best finish of the year. She placed second in the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open in July. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The putting and ball striking haven’t always come together in the same week, but Hull was happy about the former in the tour’s debut at Trump National, where she ended a run of five consecutive missed cuts. “I’ve been hitting the ball really well, just not scoring well,” said the cheerful, 23-year-old Australian, who shot 68-70-69 for a 6-under-par total of 207, six back of winner Hee-Won Han. “I kind of pieced a bit more together,” said Hull, wearing a Pepperdine golf hat for the occasion and looking forward to continuing her good play this week, when she returns to the site of her best finish last season. She opens play Thursday in the Longs Drugs Challenge at The Ridge Golf Club in Sacramento, where a year ago she shot an LPGA career-best 65 in a seventh-place finish. “They say your first year is the toughest,” said Hull, who views this as her first year, after she played just a half season on tour last year. “I’ve had a lot more travel, a lot more flights. It’s been a lot tougher on my body, I know that. She was as good as it got in college women’s golf as a Pepperdine senior in 2003, winning national Player of the Year honors to cap a career in which she won eight tournaments and shot 64 for what was then the lowest round in NCAA women’s history. She even won the first professional tournament she entered, on the 2003 Futures Tour, added another Futures victory before the end of that season and moved up to the LPGA Tour last season. center_img “But I’ve been through a few caddies, changed putters a few times, finally found what I like, and we’ve got three tournaments to go.” Hull, 54th in tour earnings through 21 starts this year, said her understanding of the game and her short-game play have improved since her days at Pepperdine. “I think that’s what helped me adapt out here a little better,” she said. Hull is relishing an LPGA life she said is enhanced by the camaraderie of the tour. “We’re a pretty tight group for 144 girls,” she said. “You’d think there’d be some clashes, but it’s really like, I guess, a traveling circus and it’s been a lot of fun. A lot of the older girls will say ‘hi’ and ask if everything is going all right, so that means a lot to the younger players. “It’s a dream come true, being out here.” Roger Gunn, the 2001 Southern California PGA instructor of the year who was an assistant to Pepperdine coach Laurie Gibbs when Hull played for the Waves, is not surprised to see Hull doing so well so soon. “Champions at one level usually have the ability to carry that on to the next level, and she’s got a super touch around the greens. Oftentimes, for the game’s best, that’s what sets them apart,” said Gunn, who instructs at Tierra Rejada Golf Club in Moorpark. “She also has a great competitive spirit. … I anticipate her winning some tournaments the next couple of years.” Dave Shelburne covers golf for the Daily News. His column appears Wednesdays. He can be reached at (818) 713-3609 or ON THE GREEN WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS American Express Championship at San Francisco Course: Harding Park Golf Course (7,086 yards, par 70). Schedule: Thursday through Sunday. Purse: $7.5 million, $1.3 million to winner. TV: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Ch. 7 (Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.). LPGA TOUR Longs Drugs Challenge at Auburn Course: The Ridge Golf Course (6,235 yards, par 71). Schedule: Thursday through Sunday. Purse: $1 million, $150,000 to winner. TV: The Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1:30-4 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight; Sunday, 4:30-6 p.m. and 10-11:30 p.m.). CHAMPIONS Greater Hickory Classic at Conover, N.C. Course: Rock Barn Golf & Spa, Jones Course (7,087 yards, par 72). Schedule: Friday through Sunday. Purse: $1.6 million, $240,000 to winner. TV: The Golf Channel (Friday, 9:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.). 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

City Hall speculators abuzz over Wesson’s ambitions

first_imgWith the election of former Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson to the City Council all but guaranteed on Nov. 8, City Hall already is starting to buzz as it did after another former Assembly speaker, Antonio Villaraigosa, was elected. Most of it is centering on what Wesson – who began his political career as an aide to then-Councilman Nate Holden, went on to Sacramento, and now is seeking that same seat – will want after he takes office. There has been speculation that he will try to become council president – a job on which Alex Padilla has had a stranglehold for four years. “No way,” Wesson said in a recent interview. “I know how things work and I think there are a few others around there who feel it’s their turn to have the job. Besides, that’s not where my interests lie.” While Wesson has not discussed it, he is frequently mentioned as one of the top contenders for the Board of Supervisors when Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke decides to retire. The speculation is the same that was raised after Villaraigosa was elected to the City Council. As it turned out, the council presidency was the last thing on his mind. What he wanted was the mayor’s job. Over on the Eastside, in the crowded race for the 14th Council District seat to succeed Villaraigosa, one of the lesser-known candidates is adopting a take-no-prisoners approach. Author and educator David J. Sanchez is taking on the entire Latino political establishment and opponent Jose Huizar in a pair of mailings sent out last week. One has black eyes painted on the pictures of officials who have endorsed Huizar – Villaraigosa, Supervisor Gloria Molina, Sheriff Lee Baca and others – and Sanchez blames them for the district’s poor conditions. A separate mailing goes directly after Huizar with complaints about the Los Angeles Unified School District, where Huizar served as board president. Some residents of the district are puzzled and disturbed by the attacks on some of their most popular figures. “As an old, educated, longtime Eastsider, my heart is a little sick because this reminds us just how empty the promises of our leadership have been over the years,” wrote one voter. On another front, the proposals Villaraigosa has advanced to gain more control over LAUSD are leaving officials from one neighboring city cold. West Hollywood, one of 26 smaller cities that is included in the nation’s second-largest school district, has adopted a resolution to oppose a mayoral takeover of the schools. “We seem to be a much overlooked part of the discussion,” West Hollywood Councilman Jeff Prang said. “We all support efforts to improve schools, but not at the expense of disenfranchising my constituents in school board selection.” With last week’s passing of former Rep. Edward Roybal, the Latino community lost one of its political icons. Molina, who was one of those who considered Roybal a mentor, proposed the county recognize him by naming the Gold Line service being built on the Eastside after him. Molina has asked the MTA board to approve the name change. Staff Writer Lisa Mascaro contributed to this report. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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