The female team that comprised Jacklyn Barney, Catherine Wilson, Doris Karomo and Lera Kose won silver.They did well against New Caledonia in the bout to progress to the gold challenge but were defeated by gold medallist Fiji 2-0.The male team that consists of Eddie Martin, Nigel Bana, Vincent Bougen, John Kajona, Ernest Nuli, Naorei Joseph and Siwari Matus took out bronze.They went down to silver medallist New Caledonia who progressed on but were defeated in a close encounter by gold medallist Fiji.Overall today, PNG took out one gold, two silver and three bronze medals to end the karate competition of this Pacific Games.PNG has finished in third place out of seven countries with one gold, five silver and nine bronze.
The carnivals began in Kavieng on Tuesday at the Court Haus Oval with 14 Junior AFL selections made in Kavieng with young talented children aged 13-15 years who participated in the local competition were set into teams to play for selection.Children from other outside centres like Lovangai and Tikanain also traveled into town to participate in the championship.As part of the offer AFLPNG Development Academy also provided fitness tests including height and weight, agility, vertical jumps and 20m sprints were given to assess individuals before the game.The selected players will be later flown into Port MOresby to train for the upcoming national and international junior championships in 2017 in Queensland.Pacific AFL development manager Ben Drew thanked the families, volunteers and teachers not only those who participated in the carnival, but also those that did a mountainous work in building AFL in Kavieng.The AFL Academy team will visit Kimbe tomorrow for another junior AFL showdown. read more
Dr The Honourable Usain Bolt, OJ, the world’s fastest man, has received the inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Alumni Exemplar Sports Award.The award was presented yesterday at a ceremony at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies (UWI).UWI Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles noted that the award was in recognition of Usain Bolt’s outstanding sportsmanship and record-breaking athletic performances.”Dr Bolt is one of the greatest men of Caribbean times, and it is fitting that the UWI – a highly respected Caribbean institution – acknowledge his legendary athletic prowess and contribution to regional advancement,” Sir Hilary said.The Vice Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Performance on a regional and international level, he explained, “recognises not only outstandingperformance, but also the importance of being a positive role model to Caribbean youth in the area of sports and good sportsmanship and highlights the awardee’s affiliation with the UWI as a graduate”.Bolt is the fastest man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. He is also the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting and 11 World Championships.Bolt, who received an honorary doctorate from the UWI, Mona, in 2011, has sports facilities at both the UWI’s Mona and Cave Hill campuses named in his honour.Other awards won by the sprinter include IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. read more
SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee PLAY LIST 01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending 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 MOST READ On her way to the title, Ochoa defeated Luna Barea of Spain on points to set a fierce showdown finale opposite Nelson, who toppled eventual bronze medalist Shouq Aldhanhani of United Arab Emirates in the semifinals.“I just talk to God on every fight and He was the one who fought for me out there,” said Ochoa, an Under Armour endorser and three-time jiujitsu world champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkShe also expressed gratitude to Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez and Philippine Sports Institute national training director Marc Velasco for supporting her London trip.Ochoa, competing in the women’s Newaza -45kg category, delivered one of the two gold medals the Philippine captured in the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Annie Ramirez, who accounted for the other gold in Turkmenistan, wasn’t as successful as Ochoa in London over the weekend.Ramirez fought in the finals of the women’s 62kg purple belt division and lost to Caroline Prill of Ireland while Kaila Napolis also took home a silver after Elina Moestam of Sweden defeated her in the gold-medal match of the women’s 55kg category.Ochoa and Ramirez are tipped to win the gold in the forthcoming Asian Games in Indonesia.They will also compete in the Abu Dhabi World Pro next month, European Jiujitsu Championships in June and the Thailand Open on June 16.ADVERTISEMENT CONTRIBUTED PHOTOJiujitsu specialist Margarita “Meggie” Ochoa again conquered the world stage with a gold medal in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiujitsu World Tour held in London.The 27-year-old world champion forced Fransisca Nelson of Indonesia to call it quits with a paralyzing choke to rule the women’s -49kg purple belt division Monday at the Copper Box Arena, a multi-sport venue used for the 2012 London Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Well-suited Keuchel, champ Astros set for White House visit Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments read more
Credible reports reaching the Daily Observer late last night say President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has signed the National Budget Law for fiscal year 2014/15, but vetoed a line item which calls for signature bonus in the amount of US$25 million on account of oil blocks.The National Legislature passed the budget recently, increasing its re-adjusted revenue envelop from over US$473 million to US$660 million, contradicting the actual numbers highlighting declining revenue and huge government deficit.They had also increased their salaries and benefits amidst the economic challenges in the face of the Ebola crisis.Our Business & Economy Correspondent George D. Kennedy reported earlier that the Liberian economy has receded by over 6 percent projected with real gross domestic product (GDP) growth dipping further downward to 0.4 percent due to the ongoing Ebola crisis.Kennedy further stated that with that downward trend of the economy, investment and export as well as government spending as functions of the economy have all been hit due to the crisis; “consequently, the realization of the segment added to the Budget by the lawmakers was not feasible.”The present Ebola crisis has made investments to dwindle as contractors and companies declared force majeure and left the country. It, however, has not stopped the government from paying workers and ensuring that public institutions function – which ultimately creates extra spending pressure on the government.A revenue expert had told this newspaper Tuesday how the government would have collapsed had the World Bank and other multilateral institutions and bilateral governments not given direct budgetary support to pay health workers’ salaries and settle other costs. “The best we can do is to operate on core revenue only,” said this expert who preferred anonymity.Apart from the initial draft budget envelop of US$473.2 million, lawmakers included US$7.047 million as additional revenue from the budget hearing. In addition, they also made the following adjustments US$24 million core grant, US$50.3 million contingent (grant) revenue and US$70.6 million (core) borrowing as well as US$10 million borrowing (contingent) and US$25 million signature bonuses for oil blocks 6, 7, 16 and 17, respectively. By increasing the revenue envelop of the budget by US$186.9 million and increasing their own allowances and other benefits, many economists were left to wonder where the government will raise additional revenue from to complete the financing of the budget when deficit is already above US$305 million.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
PPP Region 2 LGE campaignDuring a two-day tour of Region 2 (Pomeroon/Supenaam) to officially launch the Local Government Election campaign, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo met with hundreds of concerned residents and offered a listening ear to the many concerns they had.Jagdeo being greeted with a hug by a senior resident in an Essequibo village during a walkaboutJagdeo, who arrived in the Cinderella County on Monday, held public meetings and met with residents in several communities, and even visited the Charity Market and met with Pomeroon farmers. Residents were happy to get a one-on-one conversation with the Opposition Leader on the many issues facing them, and many of them reiterated their full support for the party.The PPP General Secretary also held well-attended community meetings along the Coast, where he listened to the many problems facing the people in various sectors, especially the rice industry.Many rice farmers are unable to go back to the lands, due to the low prices for paddy and the many new taxes implemented by the present Administration, especially on fertilisers, drugs and farm equipment.Residents expressed disappointed in the way the present Government is managing the affairs of the country. They also raised concerns about the escalating crime rate in the country, among other things.The Opposition Leader promised to continue the fight for a free and prosperous Guyana. He also warned about the repercussions of Government waiting on oil money and neglecting other sectors.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo addressing Essequibians during his 2-day visit to Region TwoThe People’s Progressive Party first launched its LGE campaign in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) with meetings held at Number 70 Village, Number 56 Village, Hogtown Chesney, and Hampshire on the Corentyne.Jagdeo pointed out that the Party was implementing a 12-point criteria list for choosing persons to represent their constituencies at the upcoming elections. He said one criterion was to ensure widespread consultation to select a representative.The Opposition Leader has since asked all to participate in the process, and has said that by August 18, the names of those selected should be submitted to the Party’s head office.As preparations continue, Jagdeo said, the PPP would be ready for Nomination Day, set for September 2018.The party has also announced plans to balance its list of candidates to contest the LGE on November 12, 2018 by having 50 per cent come from within the Party and 50 per cent from civil society.Jagdeo has said his Party would ask possible candidates who were going to be on the list if they would have the time to serve or volunteer for these positions.“We are going to ask them right up front… because they may not have the time, and the work of the NDC (Neighbourhood Democratic Councils) or the municipality would suffer,” he stated.Jagdeo said the idea of balancing the slate was to ensure that it includes people coming directly from the communities, who have skills and could relate to the community and push to have the communities improved.“These are people who are known in the area; people of good repute; law-abiding citizens who have done community work; religious leaders, young people in the youth movements,” he explained.The PPP General Secretary said one of the major constraints was Councillors having little time to attend meetings; because elected officials do not earn salaries, and so many of them are “busy earning a living elsewhere”.“…they have to give a commitment that they will support and defend the positions we campaign on,” he explained.In each of the 81 areas, communities will do their own selection and screening of all of the candidates at the bottom, and then in consultation with the Party leadership.Candidates, he said, would be expected to possess good interpersonal skills and have a sound grounding in the communities where they reside, especially to prevent the PPP being labelled for something bad. read more
The Taylor Moto-X Club hosts its annual Mothers’s Day races this Sunday. The Taylor Moto-Cross track has added three new bleachers since last year, and a new gate. Sunday’s action starts at 9am and runs all day. Admission is $5, and free for toddlers. – Advertisement -A concession will also be open.
Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next week please email email@example.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)St. Mary’s GAA Bingo continues in the hall at 8.30pm.Lotto Results for 05/02/13 CW, LK, MH, WH. p Lynch, R Carlin, M Mc Clean, JC Moore, M & M Browne. Next Weeks Jackpot €2,750Registration is now due and must be paid by 6 pm on the 26th March to be in with a chance of getting tickets for the Donegal v Tyrone game. Adults €30 and Minors €3 Contact Julia Blake on 086 2611290 for details.Training for Underage Boys and Girls this Friday. Could all coaches try to be available to help out thanks New Players are always welcome . Could all managers please contact P.R.O. Mairead Browne (087 2140060) with times of training etc. for their teams and these will be put up on facebook page and in the papers. Thanks.Drumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 15th Feb from 7:30-9:30pm. Adult Leaders Patricia Guthrie, John Mc Laughlin. Orders now being taken for our new Youth Club hoody. (Available to Members/Leaders only) Price €20 or in instalments of €5 per week. Plans are well advanced for our Easter quiz, more info in the coming weeks.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenAt our recent AGM the following were elected on to the committee for 2013. Chairperson: Patricia Doherty, Secretary: Mark O’ Donnell, Treasurer: Liam Doherty, PRO: Aidan Guthrie.Lotto Results 06th Feb 01, 08, 15, 16. No jackpot, 2 winners €50 each Jim Diamond, Milford. Peter Mullan, Redcastle. Next weeks jackpot €725Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute Band. Band practice this Tuesday at earlier time of 6.30pm in the hall due to the Celtic match. As always we are encouraging new members to come along. Learn to play the flute or drums, and have some fun. Age 9 to 90.We are travelling to the West Tyrone commemoration this Sun 17th anyone wishing to travel contact Harry on 087 7741054Parish CommitteeTenders are now invited for the painting of the new wall at St. Patrick’s Church. Contact Johnny Haughey on 086 2107334 for details.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608Fund Raising DanceA dance will take place in aid of “Inis Aoibhinn Cancer Care West” Co. Galway on Fri 01st March 2013 in the Millview Inn Stranorlar. Music by Trevor Loughrey. The tickets are available by phoning the Millview on 086 832 8593 or 087 669 8178 and are priced at a very reasonable €5. Please come along and support this very worthy cause. Spot prizes and buffet on the night.FIBROMYALGIA DONEGAL SUPPORT GROUPHolding monthly meetings for people living with the Chronic Pain Condition Fibromyalgia. We hold monthly meetings – 1st Wed of the month in Letterkenny & 1st Fri of month in Stranorlar.Also morning meetings may be run in Ballybofey on a Friday – if this is of interest to you, please get in contact.New members always welcome – why not come along for a cuppa and a chat.For more information, contact Jude Fibromyalgia Bromley on FacebookOr 0863945008 after 7pm or firstname.lastname@example.orgSlimming WorldSlimming World meet every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar at 10am, 12 noon, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. New members always welcome. Contact Catherine on 0863962666 for further information.Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to email@example.comDD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: February 10th, 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:Drumkeen notes read more
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/21/bang_dfe432fe-7342-4380-89a6-c860667bec3e”]The Warriors made history Monday night, becoming just the second team in NBA history to reach five-straight NBA Finals with a 119-117 overtime win against the Portland Trail Blazers.They did so without Kevin Durant, arguably the best basketball player on Earth.They did so with All-Star Klay Thompson struggling to 17 points on 7-of-21 shooting and committing a couple key turnovers. Golden State was …
Doing the math. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon. A French mathematician of global renown and with a wealth of international connections has been tapped to become the new president of the European Research Council (ERC), Europe’s funding agency for frontier research. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, the longtime head of the Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies (IHES) in Bures-sur-Yvette, France, is slated to succeed Austrian sociologist Helga Nowotny, who has presided over the agency since 2010.The European Commission, which makes the final decision, has not yet announced the appointment, and a commission spokesperson declined to comment today. But a source with inside knowledge of the process confirms to ScienceInsider that Bourguignon, 66, is slated to succeed Nowotny after she steps down on 31 December. Bourguignon said farewell to IHES, a private institute founded in 1958 and modeled on the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, on 31 August.Bourguignon is a graduate of the École Polytechnique, a famed elite school near Paris that produces many of the France’s leaders in government, science, and business. (Among the graduates in his class of 1966 are Jean-Martin Folz, the former CEO of Peugeot Citroën; former European Parliament member Alain Lipietz; and former Louis Vuitton CEO Yves Carcelle.) 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He also helped the institute, traditionally focused on math, branch out into fields like theoretical biology, according to a recent profile story in Le Monde.EuroScience, a Strasbourg, France-based organization of European scientists, welcomed the impending appointment in a statement issued today. “Professor Bourguignon has been crucial to maintaining and strengthening the atmosphere at the IHES for original, creative research at the very highest levels, and to attract the best minds for shorter and longer stays at the IHES,” the statement said.”At the same time he has built a worldwide community of supporters, not least in Asia, for the IHES which guarantees long-term financial stability of this private Institute.” Bourguignon was a member of the group that got EuroScience started in the 1990s and later served on its board. He was also president of France’s mathematical society from 1990 to 1992 and of the European Mathematical Society from 1995 to 1998.In the first 7 years of its existence, the ERC has become popular among European scientists because, in contrast to other E.U. funding mechanisms, it uses excellence as the only criterion, while its application process is relatively straightforward. But the fact that a disproportionate number of its grants arrive in the union’s richer countries has occasionally sowed discontent in eastern and southern member states.Nowotny—who declined to comment on the appointment—says the key challenge for her successor will be to maintain ERC’s reputation for excellence in the science it funds and its review process, even as its budget is set to increase from €7.1 billion between 2007 and 2013 to around €13 billion in the next 7-year period. (The ERC’s Executive Agency in Brussels will not grow at the same clip, Nowotny says, so the agency’s workload is likely to increase.)Another challenge will be to attract more grantees from outside the European Union, she adds. Nowotny says the groundwork for that has been laid by ERC Secretary General Donald Dingwell, who over the past 2 years has traveled around the world to spread the word about ERC’s activities.As it happens, Bourguignon is a frenetic traveler as well. In the story in Le Monde, he said he has seen Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport “close to a thousand times” during his tenure at IHES, and colleagues have gotten used to receiving e-mails from him from unusual places and at unusual times. Indeed, physicist Nikita Nekrasov, of Stony Brook University in New York, told the paper, “Jean-Pierre is a quantum phenomenon: Lots of energy and momentum, and completely delocalized!”*Correction, 28 October, 5:38 p.m.: This story has been changed to correct the date that Bourguignon left IHES and the new research areas he introduced at the institute. Wikimedia Commons read more