Gold medalist Yao limping

first_imgThe veteran Papua New Guinea distance runner appeared to have injured himself as he won the first XV Pacific Games track and field gold medal at the BSP Stadium tonight.Turning the final 100m bend, Yao had the gold medal in sight and only had a last obstacle.With the passionate crowd roaring in unison, PNG, PNG, Yao stumbled when jumping over the cross bar, hitting his foot.Yao has two more events on his orogram and the foot injury could affect his chances.Yao was seen hopping around after the medal presentation.Yao declined to comment when approached by Loop PNG.last_img read more

‘I’ll be a Formidable Force’

first_imgThe president of the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) Rufus Anderson has claimed that he would be a formidable force in the forthcoming elections of the association.Mr. Anderson said he still has some loyal friends who will re-elect him instead for another term.The LBA boss boasted staging successful leagues amidst the lack of contracts and huge negative propaganda.In January 2010 leadership elections Anderson defeated Jake Kabakollie and Rep. Solomon George.He said he included Mr. Abraham Samukai, who vied for the position of vice president for administration and Bruce Quaye, the candidate for the vice president for operations on his team. All three of them won, he said.Unfortunately, two years later, Samukai resigned, citing administrative reasons.Mr. Samukai, the owner of K-Delta female basketball champion, is said to have joined ranks with Mr. Malcolm Joseph that he said he defeated in 2010. Mr. Joseph, Cestos Mogars boss, is reportedly interested in the vice president for administration post.Meanwhile, Anderson confirmed that his administration agreed to a resolution of some stakeholders to create an independent committee to replace the LBA’s Secretariat and host a general Congress or combined both, to be called an Elective Congress.The resolution, he said was drafted and adopted at the headquarters of the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) with its president Philibert Brown serving as an observer.“The January 28 date set for the elections for the leadership of the association is scrapped,” he admitted, “and a new date will be finalized in Thursday’s executive meeting.”However, when he was contacted LNOC president Brown said he was only an observer and the resolution speaks of the result of the meeting and lies in the purview of the Executive Committee.“I was only an observer. I was only there to observe and it’s what I did— but there was a resolution,” Mr. Brown said.Meanwhile, some basketball pundits have hailed Anderson’s leadership and urged him to appeal to the Executive Committee to adopt the resolution.They said that an Independent Elections Committee is necessary to promote free, fair and transparent elections.It may be recalled that in 2010, ex-LBA president Gbor Wilson established a five-man Elections Committee outside of the LBA Secretariat. Attorney Joseph P. Gibson headed the committee.Though, the LBA’s Executive Committee gives the time-frame for the elections, the Elections Committee will produce the election’s guidelines in accordance with the LBA’s Constitution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Our Education Ill is Beyond Short-term Closing”

first_imgThe principal of the Ganta United Methodist School (GUMS), says the country’s education problem is beyond short-term closing although decision by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to close school as of July 31 stands. Mr. Roger S. Domah in a statement, he indicated that key stakeholders including the MOE need to sit and critically analyze the problem and identify those activities that best suit Liberian education system instead of rushing to close school, and be in conformity with educational calendar that others are using in their countries.He said the “Messy” education system needs some hard decisions that will be unpopular and should be able to affect whoever it can since the intent is to correct the errors that have damaged the system.Mr. Domah said besides the lack of competent Mathematics and English teachers in most schools as stated by the new Minister of Education, George Werner, there is a need to revisit the system of licensing schools and teachers; something he said has major role in bringing out mushroom schools that do not have the first facilities or the qualified teachers.He stressed that this aspect of failure is directly associated with government, and if changes can be made, such error needs to be identified and worked on thoroughly to make changes that will suit Liberia’s education.The GUMS Principal also said the government and stakeholders need to evaluate teachers with university degree; follow up the time spent at a university and the cause of staying for such time. “We must also study and closely supervise the admission and employment processes in our school system; the quality of supervision during the administration and marking of West AfricanExamination Council (WAEC) administer examinations; the length of time spent by individual students especially at universities and the consequences of over staying; consequences for students who will not improve their academic performances after all efforts have been exerted, and a system to receive reports on education officers’ (Eos’) and other educational officials and bodies who are involved in “unethical conducts” or performing dismal even in the remotest parts of the Country.”Mr. Dormah during last academic year fell in controversy with education authority of Nimba for booking his own student cheating on the WAEC Exam.The county authority and others took him to the provincial capital, Sanniquellie on ground that his action to expose the student brought disrepute to the county.Against this backdrop, Mr. Domah suggested that “The Ministry should also introduce an external examiner system where samples of tests from schools and universities will have second opinion especially for graduating seniors before they are given clearances.”“I must express that our educational system for the past decade has been responsible for the massive indiscipline, corruptions, bad governance and all of the vices that Liberia is suffering from. Most of those working in our various public and private sectors today are performing the way they are doing because this is how they were processed-“encouraging you to make your way out instead of meriting your accomplishments,” he said.He also indicated that the suggestion to revolutionize the education system should be intentional and must go beyond words, noting that they way the change is done may lead to failure or success.He then called on the new MOE Administration to carefully handle the school matter without rushing in order to have a fruit results as the system is being spoiled not only by teachers or students, but government, school administration, parents and others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Shield’ producer-director Brazil at 50

first_imgEmmy-winning producer-director Scott Brazil, whose television shows included “The Shield” and “Hill Street Blues,” has died. He was 50. Brazil died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health Center of respiratory failure due to Lou Gehrig’s disease and Lyme disease complications, FX Networks spokesman John Solberg said Wednesday. Brazil was executive producer of “The Shield,” the first original drama series on FX Networks, and he directed 11 episodes. Brazil and “Shield” creator and executive producer Shawn Ryan won the 2002 Golden Globe for drama series. Although his condition had worsened, Brazil used a motorized wheelchair to go about his duties as “The Shield” producer-director, Ryan said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“He worked (last) Thursday, working to the very last day talking to the writers, doing casting and prepping our next episode,” Ryan said Wednesday. “That’s what made all this so stunning for us. We’re kind of shocked.” 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

DWP wants water rate hike, electricity surcharge

first_imgThe Department of Water and Power has opened a campaign to win a water-rate increase and reinstate a long-frozen surcharge on electricity bills. During a sparsely attended two-hour presentation Saturday, officials of the huge utility detailed their case for proposed increases in water rates of 3.9 percent, effective July 1, and 3.5 percent more a year later. The DWP said the water rate hike would add less than $1 a month to the typical residential bill in the first year. In the second year, increases would amount to 83 cents a month for a typical home. Officials also want to reinstate an electricity surcharge, frozen in 1998, that would enable them to pass along to customers cost spikes in natural gas and other fluctuating expenses. They also propose establishing another surcharge to help offset the cost of developing renewable energy sources. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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

SECOND DEAD DOLPHIN WASHED UP ON DONEGAL BEACH

first_imgA small ‘common’ dolphin was washed up on Carrickfin beach yesterday.Carrickfin Beach.The dead dolphin was discovered by people walking on the beach and the stranding has been reported to the IWDG.This is the second stranding in the area in a few days – with a similar sized one washed up at Port Arthur beach on Sunday. It is not known how either dolphin died or if their deaths could be connected. SECOND DEAD DOLPHIN WASHED UP ON DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: January 13th, 2015 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:Carrickfin beachdolphinsdonegallast_img read more

WOW: CHRISTMAS NORTHERN LIGHTS DAZZLE IN DONEGAL SKIES

first_imgWHO NEEDS Christmas Lights – when Donegal has the Northern Lights.The Aurora have made a stunning return to the skies above Donegal.The enchanting green glow has once again lit up the horizon over Inishowen. But they have also been visible right around the Donegal coastline.You can get updates at www.softvervenews.com which gives updates every few minutes.The website is reporting ‘storm’ levels over the next few hours.People have been enjoying the celestial display of the aurora borealis across Donegal. The phenomenon is caused by eruptions on the surface of the Sun, and this most recent activity has been unexpectedly strong.The lights have been seen right around Ireland – as far south as Co Clare.The displays have been spectacular.But of course they are still much better further north.This is a picture from Sweden… WOW: CHRISTMAS NORTHERN LIGHTS DAZZLE IN DONEGAL SKIES was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalnorthern lightslast_img read more

CAPPRY CRUSADERS WIN U-12 RESERVE LEAGUE TITLE

first_imgA big congratulations to Cappry Crusaders (above) who won the Letterkenny & District U12 reserve league after defeating Glencar Hammers (below) by 1 goal to nil in the final league game of the season at Cappry Park.It was a very close encounter played in very difficult conditions. A big congratulations also to Glencar Hammers who finished the league campain in 2nd spot. CAPPRY CRUSADERS WIN U-12 RESERVE LEAGUE TITLE was last modified: May 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:CAPPRY CRUSADERS WIN U-12 RESERVE LEAGUE TITLElast_img read more

The most likely outcome in every Premier League match this weekend

first_img 4 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Chelsea v Manchester UnitedChelsea win – 56 per cent chance of happeningMan United win – 20 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 23 per cent chance of happeningBournemouth v SouthamptonBournemouth win – 47 per cent chance of happeningSouthampton win – 27 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 26 per cent chance of happening Most Popular Premier League News Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and opposite number Jose Mourinho clash at Old Trafford this weekend. latest Everton v Crystal PalaceEverton win – 44 per cent chance of happeningCrystal Palace win – 28 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happeningArsenal v Leicester CityArsenal win – 63 per cent chance of happeningLeicester win – 16 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 21 per cent chance of happening tense revealed Can Roberto Firmino get amongst the goals against Huddesfield? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 4 predicted changes West Ham United v Tottenham HotspurWest Ham win – 21 per cent chance of happeningTottenham win – 55 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 24 per cent chance of happeningWolverhampton Wanderers v WatfordWolves win – 44 per cent chance of happeningWatford win – 27 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 29 per cent chance of happeningHuddersfield Town v LiverpoolHuddersfield win – 10 per cent chance of happeningLiverpool win – 69 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 20 per cent chance of happening It promises to be a cracker as the Blues continue their good start under new boss Maurizio Sarri.Then at 3pm on Saturday we see West Ham host rivals Tottenham, while live on talkSPORT2 you can hear Man City vs Burnley, before talkSPORT brings you commentary of Huddersfield vs Liverpool.Everyone has their own different ways of attempting to forecast the result and statistics are more often being used.One such producer of these is FiveThirtyEight but what outcomes do they think will happen? Find out below.*All figures are rounded and may not total 100 per cent Premier League football is back with a bang as it dishes up a couple of brilliant clashes in the ninth gameweek of the season.The first match of the weekend, at 12:30pm, sees an embattled Jose Mourinho return to Stamford Bridge as his Manchester United stars take on Chelsea. gameday cracker Bournemouth and Southampton clash in 2017/18. TOP WORK 4 whoops 4 huge blow How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Cardiff City v FulhamCardiff win – 41 per cent chance of happeningFulham win – 30 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happeningManchester City v BurnleyManchester City win – 92 per cent chance of happeningBurnley win – One per cent chance of happeningDraw – Seven per cent chance of happeningNewcastle United v Brighton and Hove AlbionNewcastle win – 47 per cent chance of happeningBrighton win – 24 per cent chance of happeningDraw – 28 per cent chance of happening Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Can Newcastle register a win against Brighton? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? last_img read more

Odds shorten on Fulham title win as club were 5,000-1 when they appointed Ranieri

first_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 2 tense 2 shining REVEALED whoops Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Claudio Ranieri lifts the Premier League trophy as Leicester City boss. huge blow gameday cracker no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REAL DEAL deals Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card New Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Fans are betting on Fulham to win the Premier League title after a strange twist of fate.The Cottagers sacked Slavisa Jokanovic on Wednesday morning, replacing him immediately with former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri. The Italian led the Foxes to their miracle title win in 2016, which was listed as a 5,000-1 shot before the season began.And as Ranieri was appointed Fulham boss most bookmakers had them at exactly the same price to do the same thing, in what would be even more miraculous circumstances given their league position.This has led to a flurry of bets on the outrageous outcome with 86 per cent of all bets on a title win placed on the Cottagers, leading some bookies to slash their odds. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star “Although, many were left regretting their decision not to back Leicester at the same odds, so we’re sure to see some speculative punting on Fulham this time round.” Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED That’s comfortably more than favourites Man City (4 per cent) and Liverpool (10 per cent), and money is set to continue to pouring in for Ranieri and his new side.Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson said: “Fulham are languishing at the bottom of the league and Ranieri has a mountain to climb to even drag his new team out of a relegation battle, let alone the insurmountable task of winning the title. Latest Premier League Storieslast_img read more