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Timetable out for athletics national champs

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first_imgThe championships that will run from June 10-12 at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium and will follow the same format as recent years.Events will begin on Friday afternoon with the men’s 10,000m final, the women’s 5,000m final, heats in the 400m and the semi-finals for 800m in the open and under 18 men’s divisions.Events continue on Saturday and Sunday with a full range of track and field events in both open and under 18 divisions.There are only seven events offered for the under 16s with 100m , 200m  400m  800m , long jump high jump and javelin.For for the under 14’s, only the sprinting events of 100m, 200m and 400m are offered.Athletics PNG has advised that teams are required to submit their entries including date of birth for all athletes to Philip Rehder by June 3 at the latest through email to prehder@global.net.pg   Details of team nomination fees and entry fees as well as the timetable and competition rules can also be obtained from Rehder.“All teams are warned that late entries will incur a penalty fee of K10 per athlete and no new entries will be accepted at all after June 9.“ Member associations of Athletics PNG are reminded that to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), they must comply with the requirements of membership which are to pay their affiliation fee, provide a list of officer bearers and submit a written report on their activities for the past twelve months,” said Athletics PNG.last_img read more

Thompson hunts 100m Diamond

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first_img Three Jamaicans will also line up in the women’s 400m with Shericka Jackson, Novlene Williams-Mills and Stephenie-Ann McPherson coming up against Eid Salwa Naser, the World Champs silver medal winner, Natasha Hastings and Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo. Fedrick Dacres should challenge for top honours in the men’s discus final where he will renew his rivalry with Daniel Stahl and Andrius Gudzius while Janieve Russell will fancy her chances in the women’s 400m hurdles against the likes of Dalilah Muhammad, Zuzana Hejnova and Ashley Spencer. The men’s 110m hurdles will feature Jamaican Ronald Levy, who will be hoping to recapture his pre-World Championships form against a field that includes Sergey Shubenkov, Aries Merritt, Orlando Ortega and Garfield Darien, while Rasheed Dwyer faces a 200m line-up that features World Champion Ramil Guliyev, Ameer Webb and Christophe Lemaitre. WOMEN’S 400M BRUSSELS, Belgium: With the Opera House providing the backdrop, yesterday’s men’s shot put final at the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme Brussels Diamond League took to the streets with the busy square, Place de la Monnaie, witnessing the crowning of the first of 16 Diamond Race winners to be confirmed here. Place de la Monnaie translates to ‘Coin Square’ with its name coming from the minting workshop that stood here from 1420 to 1890 and while there were no riches for Jamaican shot putter O’Dayne Richards, who missed out on the US$50,000 ($6.4 million) jackpot handed to the winner of the event, the season on a whole has provided a wealth of lessons. The main meeting will take place today inside the King Baudouin Stadium where another 10 Jamaicans will go on the hunt for the lucrative title – led by defending women’s 100m champion Elaine Thompson. Competing on a specially-built sector and in front of a lively crowd of mainly passers-by, drawn to the action in the ring, Richards managed a best of 21.07m and seventh place in a thrilling contest that saw Darrel Hill’s final effort, a meeting record of 22.44m, knocking Ryan Crouser, who threw the meeting record of 22.37m on his first attempt, into second place. Joe Kovacs, 21.62m, secured an all-American podium. For Richards, it was the end of a season that saw the down of missing the World Championships final and the high of further improving his own national record mark to 21.96m in Rabat just before that. “I have learnt a lot talking to these guys, seeing the shot put in my opinion reaching the highest level that it has been for quite some time and to be a part of that era and to see and learn what these guys are doing, it’s been a very educational season,” said Richards. “I think it’s good to bounce back from the disappointment from World Champs and to have a strenuous week back-to-back and then coming here and throwing my furthest throw after the World Championship, I think I did well,” added Richards. “It’s an improvement, I am always about improvement and once again I have improved the national record and I plan to do so for maybe a next couple of years and hopefully I would approach the world record.” Thompson, is the favourite to lift the Diamond Race trophy in the 100m where Jura Levy and Christania Williams are also expected to compete. Her main threat will, however, come from World Championships silver medal winner Marie-Josee Ta Lou with Blessing Okagbare and Michelle-Lee Ahye also listed in a tricky field.last_img read more

Honouring those past Presidents

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first_imgDear Editor,Recently, President David Granger, along with some senior People’s National Congress (PNC) members and former Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Executives, who have since returned to their PNC fold, have been clamouring for all past Presidents to be recognised.This is good – even excellent – but why only now? What has it taken them so long to realise that this must be done? Or, have they now found their long last love and loyalty for their past Presidents, who once belonged to the PNC party?Former President LFS Burnham passed away since 1985 and the PNC remained in power until October 1992 under President Desmond Hoyte. It begs the question: why didn’t Hoyte and his PNC party recognise Burnham then?Then, after the 1992 elections, Hoyte became Leader of the Opposition. However, during his lifetime and up to this day, no one did anything for him.In fact, the only thing the PNC did for those past Presidents was to turn the beautiful Botanical Gardens into a burial ground with all the paraphernalia.Bear in mind though, the cremations that were done for former Presidents Dr Cheddi Jagan and his wife Janet Jagan were at a burial ground in Babu John – not a violation of any beautiful tourist or historical site or a place where parents would take their children for outings on weekends.Now that the PNC has awakened and learnt from the People’s Progressive Party how to show respect and recognition to their leaders, they want to play ‘follow pattern’, and in their spiteful, covetous and vindictive ways, they want to get rid of the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre.Yours sincerely,Chandra Shekar Azadlast_img read more

Sigh of relief: No serious injury for UP hitter Isa Molde

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first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 She stayed inside the Lady Maroons’ locker room until the end of the match that Ateneo won in straight sets 25-23, 25-16, 25-23 at Mall of Asia Arena.Molde was then rushed to Philippine General Hospital after the game wherein she tallied four points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ University of the Philippines head coach Godrey Okumu said that Molde will still have to undergo some therapy and it would up to that if she will be ultimately deemed fit to play.“It’s just a simple ankle sprain, she will be up and around within no time,” said Okumu Sunday. “She will be ready most probably by the weekend but we cannot say [if she’ll play immediately] because it depends on her response to the therapy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsREAD: Lady Maroons’ top hitter Isa Molde injures kneeMolde hurt her ankle early in the second set of the Lady Maroons’ game against Ateneo and was stretchered out of the floor. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ James Harden’s 50-point triple double fuels Rockets past young Kings Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIEScenter_img P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart MANILA, Philippines—Isa Molde could return to the volleyball court as early as the first week of April after tests showed that she did not suffer considerable damage on her left ankle.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Ulinzi Stars, Sony win big to advance to KPL U20 quarters

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first_imgHeading into the final group matches, it was anyone’s game with all teams in the group tied on three points and each needed a win to sail to the last eight.At the end of the two games played concurrently at the Ruaraka and Camp Toyoyo grounds, it was Ulinzi and Sony who were more precise in front of goal to win.The military side needed a last gasp goal from Salim Swale in the final minute of the match to top the group at a water logged Ruaraka pitch and had they won by a goal less, then Sony who were winning against Bandari in Toyoyo would have topped the group.Sony scored all five goals of the match against Bandari, albeit one in their own end.Pascal Otieno and Ibrahim Mohammed scored two each to give Sony a commanding 4-0 lead but in the dying minutes of the match Crispin Otieno conceded an own goal to give the Mombasa based side a consolation.In Ruaraka, Ulinzi would have won by double figures had they taken their chances, in a match that Ushuru failed to live up to.Knowing a win would have given them hopes of a last eight place, Ushuru began the match on the front foot and within the opening two minutes they came close with Paul Mateba shooting wide after breaking on the right.Ken Antonio had a chance five minutes later but his shot from the left in a decent goal scoring range whisked wide.Ulinzi picked the cue from their survival at the back and pushed in attack with vice captain Vincent Ochieng having an effort from a corner cleared off the line in the 10th minute.Three minutes later, Ibrahim Shambi had a long range effort pushed onto the crossbar by the Ushuru keeper as Ulinzi became a bigger threat moving forward.The soggy pitch never helped matters for either side as the pace of the game hugely died down.Ulinzi got into the lead in the 20th minute, Charles Oki tapping simply into the net from a yard out after Moses Mwangi had cut back a cross from the left.Ulinzi were now comfortably on the driving seat with Shambi and Ochieng’ controlling the midfield, but their biggest undoing was the final decisions when it mattered most in front of goal.–Ushuru down to ten menUshuru FC players protest the sending off of Abdallah Makame/ PHOTO- Timothy OlobuluIn the second half, Ulinzi came back stronger as they knew the only way to top the group was via a comfortable score-line and three minutes after the restart, Oki came close with his header from a Shambi free kick coming off the bar.On the hour mark though, they doubled the lead with central defender Dennis Owino glancing in a header beautifully from the edge of the six yard box from a Peter Owuor corner.With news from Toyoyo that Sony was 2-0 up, Ulinzi knew they had the top spot under wraps and started becoming complacent. They had chance after chance with Mwangi and Oki coming closest with poorly taken shots that went wide.Ulinzi coach Fred Ogot pulled out left back Ali Swale for danger man Sedrick Asmani as soon as they heard Sony’s score was up to four at Toyoyo, knowing they now needed two more to top the table.Asmani brought the much needed attacking punch and in the 75th minute he cut back a cross after some good dribbling on the left which Oki blasted wide.Again, Asmani took on his markers on the left two minutes later but Oki’s shot from the cutback was saved by the Ushuru keeper and the rebound from Shambi saved as well.Ushuru were reduced to ten men after substitute Abdallah Makame was sent off for a second bookable offense.No sooner had Sony conceded an own goal in Toyoyo than Swaleh popped up at the far post to bounce in a header for what would be Ulinzi’s ticket to the top of the table.Ulinzi now meet the second placed team in Group D while Sony will face the winners from the same group.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars midfielder Vincent Ochieng attempts to get away from Ushuru’s Charles Marieta/ PHOTO- Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, April 21 – From a tight Group C, Ulinzi Stars and Sony Sugar advanced to the quarter final of the April Kenya Premier League Under-20 Championship after 3-0 and 4-1 wins over Ushuru FC and Bandari FC respectively.Ulinzi and Sony tied on points and goal difference but the boys from Nakuru finished top of the group ahead of Sony on head-to-head record, having beaten them 3-1 in the first group match.last_img read more

Spelling bee competitor is T-A-U-T

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first_imgEmma qualified for the competition after winning the Daily News Regional Spelling Bee in March. She nailed the correct spelling for “echolalia,” defined as “the pathological repetition of what is said by other people as if imitating them.” Emma, who is home-schooled, said she is uncertain whether she can repeat her March victory and get her name in the record books. The bee’s first-ever champion was Frank Neuhauser, who spelled “gladiolus” correctly back in 1925. The Scripps Howard spelling bee is the largest, longest-running event of its kind in the nation, though competition was halted for three years during World War II. Emma’s mother, Laura, said the family turned Emma’s win and trip to the nation’s capital into a vacation. But there’s always a little time to study. “She’s been studying about an hour a day, and there’s a lot of us quizzing her,” Manning said. “She wakes up every day and says, `There’s seven days left, there’s six days left. …” The competition will begin Wednesday with the preliminary rounds and the quarterfinals. The semifinals will air live Thursday on ESPN beginning at 7 a.m. PDT. The finals will be broadcast locally from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday on ABC. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With the title as the nation’s top speller up for grabs, Emma Manning heads into the country’s most famous war of the words with quiet reserve. The 14-year-old Pasadena resident will represent the Daily News as she competes against 286 other students in the 80th annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. It doesn’t get any bigger for the best spellers around, but Emma – already in Washington this week with her family – said there’s only so much studying that can be done, and so much luck to go around. “Well, I’m nervous,” she said in a phone interview. “I’ll just do as well as I can. I’d really like to get on TV.” last_img

Championship news: Huddersfield and Burton charged by FA with misconduct

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first_img1 The Football Association have charged Huddersfield and Burton with ‘failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’ in their Sky Bet Championship fixture last weekend.The FA announced in a short statement on Tuesday afternoon that both clubs will be charged over the incident late in the match at the John Smith’s Stadium last Saturday. It read: “Huddersfield Town and Burton Albion have been charged for misconduct in relation to their game on Saturday [April 1 2017].“It is alleged that in or around the 88th minute, both clubs failed to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.“They each have until 6pm on April 7 2017 to respond to the charge.”The match, which finished in a 1-0 success for the Brewers following an injury-time winner, was marred by confrontational scenes after Huddersfield’s Michael Hefele had a header cleared off the line by Burton defender Kyle McFadzean.Players from both sides became embroiled and after referee Scott Duncan restored order, Town’s Dean Whitehead was sent off for a second bookable offence. Dean Whitehead: The Huddersfield midfielder confronts Tom Flanagan of Burton last_img read more

Confirmed teams: Eden Hazard returns to Blues bench, while Foxes make one change

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first_img Eden Hazard returns to the bench for Chelsea 1 Defending champions Chelsea return to Premier League action this afternoon, travelling to Leicester City in a 3pm kick off at the King Power Stadium.The Blues secured two signings on transfer deadline day – bringing in Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta – and both start on the bench.Eden Hazard, who missed pre-season and the start of this term with an ankle injury, is also named among the substitutes.Leicester, meanwhile, make one change from the defeat to Manchester United, with Islam Slimani taking Shinji Okazaki’s place.Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton, Slimani, VardySubs: Chilwell, Gray, Iheanacho, King, Hamer, Amartey, UlloaChelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Moses, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso, Pedro, MorataSubs: Caballero, Drinkwater, Hazard, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Christensenlast_img read more

Arsenal identify two Emery replacements, Brewster in demand, Chelsea not for sale

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first_img rookie error Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Chris Hughton or Rafael Benitez could replace Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham. The Hammers have lost five of their last six Premier League games under the Chilean. (FULL STORY)Jadon Sancho has assured Borussia Dortmund he won’t quit the club in January, despite reportedly feeling like a ‘scapegoat’ this term. The England winger has so far failed to replicate his 2018/19 form which saw him score 12 goals and register 14 assists. (The Athletic)Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe insists he would never buy Manchester United because they ‘have lost the plot’. The boyhood United fan, who owns Ligue 1 club Nice, is worth £20billion thanks to his multi-national chemicals company, Ineos. (FULL STORY)Samuel Umtiti would prefer to return to Lyon rather than sign for Arsenal if he leaves Barcelona. The France defender has been plagued by injuries since the start of last season and finds himself behind Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet in the pecking order at the Nou Camp. (L’Equipe) 3 3 Jan Vertonghen could leave Tottenham for free next summer Getty Images – Getty on target talkSPORT.com round-up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Monday’s newspapers and online… statement Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ latest 3 stalemate Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship targets appointed Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Some Everton fans have turned on Marco Silva Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son update Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Eden Hazard hopes Kylian Mbappe follows in his footsteps by moving to Real Madrid in the future. The France star currently plies his trade in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, but continues to be linked with a big-money move to the Bernabeu. (Marca)Liverpool icon Ray Houghton has criticised Unai Emery for letting his Arsenal players choose the club’s captain. Gunners stars voted for Granit Xhaka to wear the armband in September, but last month, the midfielder was stripped of the captaincy after telling his own fans to ‘f*** off’. (FULL STORY)Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has dismissed suggestions owner Roman Abramovich wants to sell the club. Visa renewal issues have restricted the Russian billionaire’s visits to west London in recent years. (FULL STORY)Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster is a Janaury loan target for Leeds, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace. The 19-year-old is yet to appear for the Reds in the Premier League and has been restricted to just two Carabao Cup appearances this season. (Star) Arsenal have touted former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and Man City No.2 Mikel Arteta as potential candidates to replace Unai Emery. The Gunners have won just one Premier League game since September, with a section of the fanbase turning against the Spaniard. (Mail)Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has pleaded with the club’s fans to stop jeering Gareth Bale. The Welshman was greeted with a chorus of whistles when he was subbed on in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Real Sociedad. The 30-year-old angered Real fans after celebrating with a Welsh flag that read ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order’, following his country’s qualification to Euro 2020 last week. (FULL STORY)Everton should replace Marco Silva with Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, according to former Toffees striker Kevin Campbell. Everton suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat to Norwich on Saturday and are 15th in the table after 13 games. (FULL STORY) Getty Images – Getty Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Silva is on the brink of being sacked, with David Moyes set for a Goodison Park return. The Scot has been out of work since leaving West Ham at the end of the 2017/18 season. (Mirror)Man City star Raheem Sterling is stalling on a new £450,000-a-week contract until Pep Guardiola commits his future to the club. The Spaniard’s contract runs out in 2021. (FULL STORY)Sam Allardyce believes he would have managed Manchester United if his name was ‘Allardicio’. The former England boss also slammed the theory that managers have to win trophies to land a job at a big club. (FULL STORY)Tottenham are keeping tabs on Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake. The 24-year-old is seen as a long-term replacement for Jan Vertonghen, whose contract expires at the end of the campaign. (Football Insider) PEP TALK LATEST last_img read more

Wolf Super Moon January First And Other Moony Stuff

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first_imgJanuary 2018 will have two full moons. There will not be a full moon in February but there will be two full moons in March. Monday at 5 P.M. the moon will be 221,588 miles from the earth. This is the closest the moon has been been to the earth since 1998. Officially at 9:24 p.m. Eastern Time the moon will be a full moon. This will be the biggest full moon of 2018 and is thus dubbed as being the Wolf Moon. The size of the moon will be 7.3 percent larger than normal. This is hard to notice a larger moon unless you are expecting it. The larger size is most easily detected just as the moon rises or sets on a distant horizon. On January 31st there will be another Full Moon which will be called a “Blue Moon” (just like the song says) However the Blue Moon this January will coincide with a total lunar eclipse. On March First there will be another full moon which is called a Worm Moon. The second full moon in March will be on the 31st. Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson stated the difference will be about the same as comparing a 14 inch pizza to a 15 inch pizza.last_img read more