Pacific MMI first to register for Daffodil Golf challenge

first_imgThe annual charity golf challenge is organized by the Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation.It was launched on June 21 in Port Moresby with registration open to corporate companies and individual groups.PMMI won the Cup back in 2014 and are keen to reclaim it from Heli Solutions, who were the 2015 winners.The Port Moresby Daffodil Cup Golf Challenge is sponsored by Oil Search every year to raise funds for cancer prevention and education in PNG.The PNGCF will use the funds from this event to conduct FREE mouth and breast cancer screening programs in six provinces within PNG in 2017.The PNG Institute of Medical Research estimates that 1 in 10 deaths in PNG are cancer-related.CEO of the PNG Cancer Foundation, Dadi Toka Jr says Daffodil Month which falls in the month of August, is aimed at providing hope for a healthier nation.During the month, PNGCF encourages Papua New Guineans to challenge themselves to reduce their risk of cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices.Corporate companies and individual groups can get more information and register a team through email: events@cancerfoundation.org.pgOver 30 teams are expected to take part with early bird registration fee of K3, 000. Those that register as of August 1 will pay a fee of K3, 500.last_img read more

Las Vegas Aces waiting to hear WNBA decision on canceled game

first_imgThe New York Liberty had a similar situation a few years ago, when their flights were canceled for a trip to Indiana, so the league allowed them to take owner James Dolan’s plane to avoid postponing the game.The Washington Mystics weren’t happy the game was canceled. The players tried to make the best of the situation for fans that were already in the arena, giving them an autograph session with the Mystics players. All fans who had a ticket to the game will receive a complimentary ticket to a future Mystics game.“I’m really disappointed that the Las Vegas players and organization didn’t come to compete,” Mystics coach Mike Thibault said in a phone interview Friday night. “If you’re there and in the city and can play, you should show up and play.”Swords hoped that a productive discussion can come out of this situation for the next CBA so that it doesn’t happen again.“The NBA has in their CBA a provision that no team should be required to play if they have to cross two time zones except for unusual circumstances,” she said. “Hopefully we can discuss protocol and have some revisions in the scheduling. Add some wiggle room days. If this happens the players will be protected.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It took the team nearly 26 hours to travel to Washington from Las Vegas after flight delays and cancellations. By the time the Aces reached their hotel in D.C. it was 3:45 p.m. — roughly 4 hours before the scheduled tip.“We had a discussion about what was going on and how we were feeling when we got to the hotel,” Aces union representative Carolyn Swords told The Associated Press on the phone Saturday. “We had hopes of rescheduling. … We are competitors and value every opportunity to play. Every game is critically important with the new playoff format, but we couldn’t put our health and safety on the line.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Swords said that the team met, talked by phone to the union on Friday and then called the league to express their decision not to play Friday night.“We requested the game be postponed and rescheduled and understood there may be consequences for this,” she said. 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Las Vegas flew to Connecticut — without issue — on Saturday for its game Sunday.The two teams play virtually every other day over the next two weeks, making rescheduling it before the season ends on Aug. 19 nearly impossible. A lot of teams are tightly bunched in the playoff race and the Aces currently sit in ninth place in the standings, 1 1/2 games behind Dallas for the final playoff spot. Washington at 15-11 and in fourth place, 1 ½ games out of second place, which would get them a bye to the semifinals.The Aces players released a statement through the union Friday night after the game had been canceled explaining their decision. Swords reiterated the team felt badly for fans who had bought tickets for the game.“That was certainly a part of our discussion, we value fans across the league,” she said. “Families and young kids that come to our games. We couldn’t risk the players’ health and are very sorry and disappointed for them.”The Aces got to the Las Vegas airport Thursday afternoon and their flight kept getting delayed. They were in constant contact with the league and the union about their travel issues. According to the team, the league even approved letting them take a charter plane from Las Vegas to Washington, but none were available. WNBA teams aren’t allowed to fly charter because of the cost and the competitive advantage it could give some teams willing to spend the money.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal FILE – In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Las Vegas Aces guard Kayla McBride drives against Minnesota Lynx forward Cecilia Zandalasini (9) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Minneapolis. The Aces had an adventure getting to Washington for their game against the Mystics on Friday night. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)NEW YORK — The Las Vegas Aces are still waiting to hear what the WNBA will do about the game the team decided not to play after a long travel day.The Aces’ contest in Washington was canceled Friday night about 1 1/2 hours before the expected tipoff.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Alvarez KOs Kovalev to win WBO light heavyweight titlelast_img read more

MSF Opens Ebola Transit Point in New Kru Town

first_imgMedecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) has opened a transit point on Bushrod Island to help deal with suspected Ebola cases in the area before transferring those testing positive to ETUs and sending patients with other conditions to Redemption and other hospitals for further treatment.The Liberian healthcare system has been seriously impacted by the Ebola epidemic. Many hospitals and clinics are closed, and those that are running turn feverish or vomiting patients away for fear that they have Ebola.”Speaking yesterday during the official opening of the unit, the Swiss Field Coordinator of MSF, Sebastian Stew, said the unit is intended to screen suspected Ebola patients seeking treatment at Redemption Hospital.According to him, the unit is constructed to help the Redemption Hospital avoid dealing with Ebola patients through the screening process and keep suspected Ebola cases away from other patients.“We want the people of New Kru Town to take advantage of this opportunity because this is one of the ways that Ebola can be eradicated from Bushrod Island and Liberia. Patients with Ebola symptoms will be sent from the out-patient department of Redemption Hospital to the Transit Unit to have the screening for Ebola.”The Transit Centre is a small short-stay Ebola Treatment Centre (24-72hrs). It is intended to receive patients with signs and symptoms of Ebola in a safe and protected environment, take care of them while allowing nurses to test the patients to confirm Ebola Virus infection before transferring them by ambulance to the MSF Ebola Treatment Center at ELWA, or any other Ebola Treatment Centre, if they are confirmed as Ebola positive.According to Stew, “Redemption is one of the most important hospitals in Monrovia, providing free care for everyone. New Kru Town is an area that has been severely hit by Ebola and it makes sense to set up the Transit Unit there.He continued, “We are hoping to receive the first patient today and as the Redemption Hospital is open, the unit can help greatly to support the more suspected cases. We have 10 units and will make sure that no one infects the other.  The unit is large enough for each patient to occupy a room or unit.”Mr. Stew further explained that the unit has a team of health promoters and psychosocial workers, who will be the link between the patients and their families and there will be opportunities for the family to come and visit.The medical director of Redemption Hospital, Dr. Mohammed Sankoh, said he was impressed with the unit as it would help to handle suspected Ebola patients before determining further treatment.He explained that the entire Redemption Hospital would soon be open to the public, especially with the opening of new Ebola transit point nearby.“We want to get all the materials disinfected because the hospital was also run as an Ebola holding unit and most of the patients diagnosed were Ebola patients. This transit point is very important as it gave us ample time to reopen the hospital,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NHSS to Celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

first_imgOluremi Tinubu Public School will face Confidence School System in the football categoryNational High School Sports with support from UNESCO will on Saturday, April 6, organize a day long sporting event in observance of International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.The day-long event will be held at the University of Liberia Fendell Campus sports ground. The aim of the event is to bring to focus the power and value of sport to effect social change, human development and foster peace.According to the organizers, the Sports Day complements other awareness activities of the global celebration.Seven high schools will participate in the one-day sports festival, namely Kingsley Lington Academy, Effort Baptist Church School, Careysburg Public School, Nathan E. Gibson High School, Light Evangelism Ministries Church School, Oluremi Tinubu Public School and Confidence School System.All the participating high school teams will also participate in the various sporting disciplines including handball, basketball, volleyball, kickball and football.The 2019 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an initiative supported by UNESCO to create awareness, highlighting the importance and the impact of sport in facilitating social inclusion, gender parity and youth empowerment. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace has been celebrated every year since 2014.Trophies and cash prizes will be presented by dignitaries to winners while runners-up will receive only cash prizes.FixturesHandball: Effort Baptist Church School vs Careysburg Public SchoolBasketball: Nathan E. Gibson vs. Effort Baptist.Volleyball: Kingsley Lington Academy- Old Students vs. News StudentsKickball: Light Evangelism Ministries Church School vs. Kingsley Lington AcademyFootball: Oluremi Tinubu Public School vs. Confidence School SystemShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

One death resulting from collision on Highway 2 near Swan Lake

first_imgInvestigators have concluded that the tractor trailer was eastbound and the Pontiac Aztek was westbound when they both lost control and traction.The driver of the Aztek, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is believed to be an Alberta resident.The highway remains closed in both directions while officers continue working on a detour.- Advertisement -Road and weather conditions are believed to be a contributing factor of the collision.last_img

Vehicle collision on Taylor Bridge Wednesday afternoon

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – We have received word this afternoon that there is a vehicle collision on the northbound lane of the Taylor Bridge.Crews are currently on scene assessing the incident.Expect delays at this time as crews clear the scene.We will provide updates as they become available.Advertisement UPDATE – As of 4:00 p.m., traffic on the Taylor Bridge is opened to single-lane alternating traffic.Continue to check drivebc.ca for updates.UPDATE – As of 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, RCMP say two vehicles were involved in a collision on the Taylor Bridge this afternoon.- Advertisement -According to Police, no injuries were sustained from this collision.They say the bridge will be shut down until it is inspected for structural damage.Continue to check drivebc.ca for updates.Advertisementlast_img read more

Watch David Moyes’ Sociedad score fantastic volley against Deportivo

first_img Chory Castro scores for Real Sociedad 1 Chory Castro scored this sensational volley for David Moyes’ Real Sociedad, but it was not enough to bag all three points.It was honours even in the end as Toche levelled things with 12 minutes to go.last_img

TRANSFER FIGHT! Arsenal, Man United and Barcelona in battle to land ‘new Ozil’

first_img1 Hakan Calhanoglu Barcelona have joined the race for Arsenal and Manchester United target Hakan Calhanoglu, according to reports in his native Turkey.The Bayer Leverkusen man, hailed as ‘the new Mesut Ozil’, has emerged as one of the biggest prospects in the Bundesliga since arriving from Hamburg in 2013.As well as some eye-catching performances at club level, Calhanoglu has also starred for his national team, who have secured their qualification to Euro 2016.Leverkusen are bracing themselves for offers for the 21-year-old midfielder with both Manchester United and Arsenal keen on bringing him to England.AC Milan have also been credited with an interest but now, according to sources in Turkey, Barcelona are keeping close tabs on his progress.Barca are expected to be busy in the January transfer window, when they will be allowed to sign players again, with reinforcements in attack said to be high on their wish list.And with set-piece specialist Calhanoglu on their radar, his Premier League admirers may have to move quickly to sign him.last_img read more

Muslera howler helps France reach World Cup semi-finals

first_img 3 Moments later, Lloris brilliantly preserved his side’s lead after getting down low to his right to deny Caceres before Diego Godin could only put the rebound over the bar.And Griezmann got his name on the scoresheet to double France’s lead on the hour.The striker’s speculative strike was too hot to handle for Muslera, but the keeper really should have done better with the effort.Clearly frustrated at the way things went, Uruguay appeared to lose their discipline as the game ebbed away from them.And this nearly descended into chaos after Mbappe went down after running past Rodriguez. Replays suggest there was no clear contact between the two, however.STAR MAN Griezmann’s strike from 20 yards surprisingly put France 2-0 up Hugo Lloris made an incredible save to keep out Martin Caceres’ firm header when the game was at 1-0 while La Celeste glovesman Fernando Muslera was at fault for France’s second.Tensions nearly spilled over towards the end of the game after a scuffle broke out on the pitch following an incident between Cristian Rodriguez and Kylian Mbappe.Uruguay started brightly but were lacking a certain panache going forward following Edinson Cavani’s injury sustained against Portugal and were unable to register any clear-cut chances in the game’s early stages.France’s teenage sensation Mbappe – who starred in their 4-3 win over Argentina in the last round – should have done better with a free header on 15 minutes.Les Bleus grew into the game and got the crucial lead five minutes before the break when Varane glanced in Griezmann’s curling free-kick from the right. 3 3center_img Lloris was alert when needed during the game France’s incredible flair was too much for Argentina but they were presented with a new challenge against Uruguay of having to win ugly. Les Bleus passed with flying colours.And they have their keeper to thank for his incredible save just before the break. Lloris’ stop came at a crucial time and also did enough to put off Diego Godin on the rebound. Had that gone in, it would have been 1-1 and could well have made for a different story.MOMENT OF THE MATCHLloris save is the best moment of the match as a result. It was not the most enthralling game but the keeper brought an incredible piece of quality which has put his side through to the last four where they will face the winners of the Brazil v Belgium tie – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORTLloris earned plenty of praise on Twitter for the save too from Tottenham fans – some claiming it was the “save of the World Cup.”LINE-UPSUruguay: Muslera, Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Laxalt, Nandez (Urreta 73) Torreira, Vecino, Bentancur (Rodriguez 59), Suarez, Stuani (Gomez 59)Subs not used: Campana, Varela, Sanchez, De Arrascaeta, Gaston Silva, Maxi Pereira, Coates, Martin SilvaFrance: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Lucas, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe (Dembele 88), Griezmann (Fekir 90), Tolisso (N’Zonzi 80), GiroudSubs not used: Mandanda, Kimpembe, Lemar, Rami, Sidibe, Thauvin, Mendy, Areola France earned their place in the semi-finals of a World cup for the first time since 2006 after securing a tense 2-0 victory over Uruguay at Nizhny Novgorod.Goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann either side of half-time saw Didier Deschamps’ men secure the win on what was a contrasting day for the two goalkeepers. The captain earned all sorts of plaudits for his save on Caceres last_img read more

Real Madrid have a huge asking price for Mateo Kovacic

first_img LIVING THE DREAM moving on Manchester City have been told by Real Madrid they will have to pay a whopping £80million for Mateo Kovacic.The wantaway midfielder is the latest target for the Premier League champions after they missed out on Jorginho, who followed new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Kovacic seems keen to leave Real to pursue first-team football Latest transfer news on talkSPORT.com Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 RANKED targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED But according to the Daily Star, the LaLiga giants will only sell Kovacic if their valuation is met.Kovacic, who was a part of Croatia’s World Cup squad that lost in the final to France, has also reportedly attracted interest from Chelsea and Tottenham too.If City were to meet Real’s demands it would be the second time they have broken their transfer record fee after landing Riyad Mahrez for £60million earlier this week. LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more