24th SP Sports Awards a success

first_img138 nominations were received this year for the 11 different categories.Australian professional basketballer and sports icon, Lauren Jackson was the guest speaker on the night.The awards on the night went to:Male Athlete of the Year: Ryan Pini, Female Athlete of the Year: Linda Pulsan, Team of the Year: Women’s Va’a V12 Team, National Performance of the Year: Lae City Dwellers, Community Sports Initiative: New Ireland Triathlon Association, Junior Male Athlete of the Year: Thadeus Katua, Junior Female Athlete of the Year: Violet Apisah, Best Sportsperson with a Disability: Sent Anis, Sports Official of the Year: Johnathan Kassman, Sports Media of the Year: NBC- 2015 Pacific Games Radio Coverage, Sports Photo of the Year: “For You PNG” – Mark Talia – Toea Wisil 100m Finish.Photo Credit: SP Brewerylast_img read more

Kelly continues nomadic training style ahead of ONE Macau card

first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img Eric Kelly. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPFilipino mixed martial artist Eric Kelly plans to continue to jump around gyms as he prepares for his upcoming fight against Japanese featherweight Kotetsu Boku in ONE Championship’s Kings & Conquerors on August 5.Unlike most fighters who train under one stable, Kelly doesn’t stay under one group and instead travels to different gyms to fine-tune his submission-based style of fighting.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s been a year since the last time that I fought. I am looking forward to put on a great performance for my beloved country,” said Kelly.“I have been training hard and going through strategies. I hope to give my 110 percent in the cage in Macao. I am coming to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend We need to make our outside shots in Lebanon – Reyes LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade “For me, I don’t have a stable gym where I train at full-time. I train more naturally. Whichever gym I find myself in, that’s where I train,” said Kelly (12-3). “Mostly, I just watch YouTube videos and apply it to my training and then I go to some gyms to test it out. I am in the constant search for more knowledge for my career.”“I have been doing this for the past eight years. I am still confident as to how I conduct my training. It has given me success in the past. I still believe that it will give me the success in my upcoming fight. It all boils down to discipline.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Kelly has suffered a minor slip in his ONE Championship tenure losing two of his last fights against Narantungalag Jadambaa and Ev Ting.He plans to stop that slide as he takes on the 40-year-old Boku (25-11), who’s five years his elder, come their Macau fight. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Linden youths to benefit from work readiness programme

first_imgYouths in the mining town of Linden, more specifically those who recently completed the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations are soon expected to benefit from a work readiness training programme, organised through the Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) Democratic Council (RDC).Regional Chairman Renis Morian on Friday related that youths should take advantage of the opportunity. He is inviting youths between the ages of 17 and 18 years old to take their applications to the RDC office in Linden.“We’re looking to have the first batch of young people assigned to the various work areas in Region 10,” he stated.According to Morian, the youths will be trained in numerous areas, including education and health, and will receive firsthand training following attachment to various agencies.“We’re trying to place them within their communities so as to avoid transportation costs,” the Regional Chairman stated.The first batch of successful applicants, according to Morian, will commence training by month-end. There is reportedly a high level of unemployment in the Region, and as such, it is hoped that the programme will assist out-of-school youths in this regard.last_img read more

FDA Denies Meeting Ghanaian Delegation on Timber Deal

first_imgThe Forestry Development Authority (FDA) has strongly denied meeting with the Ghanaian Timber Association (GTA) as was reported in the Friday September 1, edition of a local daily under the caption: “Liberia to supply Ghana Timber after Depleting Forest.”According to the paper, a five-member Ghanaian delegation was recently in Liberia and held talks with the management of the FDA and key stakeholders including the LTA and the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to officially ‘seal the deal.’LTA president, Rudolph Merab is quoted by the paper as confirming the participation of the FDA in the alleged talks, something the FDA management terms as regrettable and a clever attempt to taint its image.The story further quoted Mr. Merab as blaming the Government of Norway for undermining the logging sector and thus stalling economic growth of the country.In a release, FDA managing director, Darlington Tuagben, confirmed receiving a series of communications from the LTA regarding the planned visit to Liberia by the Ghanaian Lumber Trade Association, but the FDA never hosted nor participated in any meeting.Mr. Tuagben termed the statement as regrettable given its likelihood to undercut the good relationships between the governments of Liberia and Norway and by extension, the FDA.He noted that FDA stands prepared to support any or all forestry related initiatives aiming to provide sustainable management to Liberia’s forest consistent with legal practices in the sector.FDA management says its primary focus is to ensure that the forestry sector is fully capable of delivering on its core mandate as well as ensuring Liberia’s forests primarily benefit Liberians.   This can be achieved through equitable benefit sharing, development of local communities, fostering improved partnership with communities to manage the forest estate and pursue more sustainable means of production locally, said Tuagben.The management emphasized that policies and laws such as the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) and Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) as well as the National Forestry Reform Law of 2006 are in place to guide the sector to avert the repetition of the Private User Permit (PUP) saga and illegal exploitation by following the Chain of Custody process on logging.FDA  emphatically states that there exists no agreement between the FDA and a delegation from Ghana on timber export. It however said the LTA is free under the law to pursue partnership aimed at enhancing the sector.It emphasized that the FDA remains focused on promoting value addition to our resources domestically before export.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) FDA managing director, Darlington Tuagben – Advertisement –last_img read more

TT$50 change fee justified – CAL

first_imgCaribbean Airlines (CAL) chairman Shameer Ronnie Mohammed says there will be no change to the recently introduced TT$50 change fee unless the airline is provided with meaningful alternatives to deal with the high level of no shows on the air bridge by passengers with confirmed bookings.Mohammed told the T&T Guardian CAL officials had discussions with stakeholders before deciding on the change fee. He said airline officials also regularly meet with the THA and “will continue to do so.”There have been criticisms of the TT$50 change fee, which many describe as unfair citing inefficiencies on the air bridge. Mohammed said CAL is consistently looking at ways to improve the service. He said a critical part of improving efficiency hinges on traveller patterns as it relates to no shows on the air bridge.“Also bear in mind that the airfare on the air bridge remains one of the lowest in the industry,” he said.The route is subsidized by the government and the cost of a ticket is TT$300.The recommendation for the change fee had been made by the previous CAL board to the Ministry of Finance, Mohammed said. When the board changed in November 2016, additional recommendations were made to Cabinet.The airline was advised on September 4 that Cabinet had approved the implementation of the change fee, which Mohammed said was also a recommendation from the Joint Select Committee on state enterprises.The CAL chairman said the board hopes the change fee “will change the way travellers approach travel on the air bridge.” He said the fee is not a revenue generator for the airline. However, when customers do not show up for flights there are still costs to CAL for positioning aircraft, assigning crews and operating a service.Mohammed said the fee will be “helpful in getting passengers to understand this reality.” (TT Guardian)last_img read more

Premier League round-up: Hazard maintains Chelsea’s unbeaten run

first_img Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates scoring against QPR Chelsea continued their march to what is starting to seem an inevitable first Premier League title since 2010 with a tight 2-1 win over QPR.Star man Diego Costa returned to the Blues side, but it was more of an unheralded hero, Oscar, who found the opener with a tremendous strike.Former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas slipped his way through midfield, left two players for dead and found his team-mate, who sweetly guided a finish into the far corner with the outside of his boot.It was more than deserved for the hosts who were overrunning a Hoops midfield who looked all at sea and clueless as to how to stop the Blues.Harry Redknapp’s side were limited to chances on the break, which, in fairness, they did fashion on occasion as both Charlie Austin and Leroy Fer went close.However, Jose Mourinho’s side failed to start the second half positively and QPR seized their chance, with Austin smartly flicking home Fer’s goalbound effort to leave Thibaut Courtouis wrong footed.Buoyed by their sudden resurgence the Hoops almost took a shock lead when Sandro skewed an effort inches wide, while at the other end Oscar was denied his second from a sublime free-kick as Rob Green brilliantly turned away the Brazilian’s strike.Eden Hazard had been a thorn in the side of QPR all day, and the Belgian star proved to be the match-winner when he was bundled over by Eduardo Vargas in the box. He dusted himself down to restore Chelsea’s lead.The former Lille attacker’s goal re-energised the hosts, and despite not being at their best, Mourinho’s side held out for a win which has the hallmark of title winners.Meanwhile, two goals in as many minutes set Arsenal on their way to three points in a nervy 3-0 win over Burnley.Despite dominating possession, the Gunners were typically guilty of wasting their chances, however a brace from Alexis Sanchez and a Callum Chambers finish saw them home.It took 70 minutes for the opener to arrive as Arsene Wenger’s side finally made use of their dominance, with Sanchez rising highest to meet Chambers’ cross.The Clarets’ heads immediately dropped and it was no surprise to see a second go in just moments later when Chambers swept home a Danny Welbeck rebound.And it was Sanchez who added some gloss to the scoreline deep into injury-time as the Chilean smartly worked some space for himself to finish off the visitors.West Ham demonstrated their newfound never-say-die attitude as they engineered an excellent second half comeback to draw 2-2 at Stoke.Without striker Diafra Sakfo the Hammers initally looked toothless going forward, and the Potters were all too happy to punish the visitors, though the first goal did come via scrappy circumstances.Despite Mark Hughes’ desperation to make Stoke a prettier side to watch, this was a strike reminiscent of the old days, as a bout of pinball wizard led to Chelsea loanee Victor Moses bundling the ball home on 33 minutes.And the game looked to be up when Jon Walters took full advantage of Aaron Cresswell’s poor marking to send in an inviting cross for Diouf to head in with 56 minutes gone.However, Sam Allardyce’s side are built of sterner stuff these days, and just moments later Enner Valencia executed a superb diving header to signal the beginning of an astounding turnaround.The Ecuadorian World Cup star then turned provider as he lay off a tempting pass for Stewart Downing to hammer in for the leveller on 73 minutes.Southampton continued their excellent start to the season with an easy 1-0 win at Hull.Tigers’ third choice keeper Eldin Jakupovic showed just why he was so far down the pecking order as he totally fluffed his lines, gifting the ball to Victor Wanyama, who smashed the ball into the top corner for the winner on three minutes.Elsewhere, West Brom beat Leicester 1-0 thanks to a freak own goal from Esteban Cambiasso.There was little to separate the sides at the KP Stadium, but the Baggies walked away with all three points when Saido Berahino’s cross was headed out by Wes Morgan only for the defender’s clearance to rebound comically off his team-mate’s chest and into the back of the net.Finally, Everton failed to take advantage of Jonjo Shelvey’s red card as they stumbled to a goalless draw with Swansea at Goodison Park.Premier League resultsNewcastle 1-0 LiverpoolStoke City 2-2 West HamLeicester City 0-1 West BromArsenal 3-0 BurnleyChelsea 2-1 QPREverton 0-0 SwanseaHull City 0-1 Southampton 1last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Angels can’t handle Red Sox postseason hero Curt Schilling and fall to Boston, 9-1, to lose the AL division series in three straight games. READ MORE ON B1last_img read more

‘A chance to market Buncrana’ – Chamber President welcomes Derry City switch

first_imgTHE PRESIDENT of the Buncrana Chamber of Commerce, Ryan Stewart, says confirmation that Derry City will be based in Maginn Park next season is an ‘opportunity’ for the town.While their Brandywell home is being redeveloped, Derry City will play their ‘initial home games’ in the 2017 season at Maginn.The news was confirmed yesterday evening by the Foyleside club and has been welcomed by the head of the local Chamber. “We had been hopeful of this for a year and a bit since we knew that this was a possibility,” Mr Stewart told Donegal Daily.“We have at least the start of the season, but we could have more than that.“From a town perspective, this isn’t just Derry City coming in here – this is also an opportunity for the town to market itself to visiting fans.“It’s hard to put an economic estimate on this in terms of the benefit, but we’re talking roughly 2,000 fans at a time here. “It’s a marketing opportunity. Fans will be coming from all over so we have to take that opportunity.“We have a great town in Buncrana and we want these people to come back with their families again.”Derry City are set to lay on transport to and from Buncrana for supporters and are to install seats in the stand at Maginn Park, which would then stay permanently at the venue.Derry are also set to carry out a number of other works at the Inishowen League’s home ground.Ryan StewartMr Stewart said: “Maginn Park has a perfect playing surface. This is a great deal for Maginn Park too with the refurbishment works that will happen. The only pity is that we won’t see Europa League games there.” Kenny Shiels’ Candystripes qualified for next season’s Europa League after finishing third in the Premier Division this season, but will move their home games in Europe to a larger venue.While the availability parking in the vicinity has been questioned, Mr Stewart does not see this as an issue.“We wouldn’t be overly concerned about the parking at all,” he said.“It’s just about getting the process right. There are large empty spaces in the town – there are two acres opposite the Garda station, for example – and we are talking up to 2,000 people, not tens of thousands. “If the procedures and the processes are right, there won’t be an issue.”‘A chance to market Buncrana’ – Chamber President welcomes Derry City switch was last modified: December 9th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:buncranaderry cityMaginn ParkRyan Stewartlast_img read more


first_imgThe research section of Letterkenny’s Central Library is to reopen after it was damaged in a flood.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghThe second floor of the building at Lower Main Street, is to reopen to the public on Friday, September 26thIt will be open as follows from that date: Wednesday 10:30 am – 1pm and 2pm-5:30pmFriday 10:30 am -1pm and 2pm-5:30pmThe move has been welcomed by Councillor Kavanagh  who said: “This is welcome news for the users of this section of the library, which has been closed due to flooding and renovation.“The council is also in the process of recruiting staff from within the organisation to the library service, to bring staffing up to required levels in the central library. When this process is complete, full opening hours will be restored at the research section. “I look forward to that happening and in the meantime I welcome the progress that is being made in reopening the facility, on Wednesdays and Fridays from the end of the month.” LIBRARY RESEARCH SECTION RE-OPENS AFTER FLOOD was last modified: September 13th, 2014 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghdonegalletterkennylibrarylast_img read more