Athletics PNG will select one female and one male athlete for the Games under the universality rule.Universality rule guarantees every Olympic Committee a place for one male and one female athlete regardless of qualifying standards.APNG president Tony Green says Wisil is in the drivers seat for selection if no one runs a qualifying time.“We have drawn up selection guidelines to eliminate any doubts as to what would happen in the event that someone else runs a qualifying time,” said Green in a statement.APNG has clarified the process by which it will select its athletes for the Olympic Games through the issue of a selection policy to athletes and coaches.“Based on what we have seen in terms of performances in the past couple of years, it is not inconceivable that more than one athlete will qualify so we have addressed this possibility through the policy,” Green said.Wisil and Donna Koniel are training in Brisbane under similar Scholarship programs, with Wisil funded by the International Olympic Committee and Koniel the IAAF. Sharon Kwarula and Betty Burua are considered capable of running the qualifying times, but without funding support they face an uphill battle.Three male runners also in the running to qualify for a place are Nelson Stone, Mowen Boino and Theo Piniau.All selections are subject to endorsement by the Justification Committee of the PNG Olympic Committee.PNGOC will meet with each of the Sports next week to discuss the nomination of athletes and officials.The Rio Olympics is scheduled from August 5-21 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Tenorio flourishing in finals despite playing through injury In his return, Melecio scored just three points and turned the ball over twice in the Green Archers’ 85-62 win over University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 83 men’s basketball tournament.Melecio, though, is just glad to be back for La Salle after missing four games and didn’t mind the measly numbers he tallied. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I told myself that I’d be happy by just being on the floor, if I do that I’m already set,” said Melecio in Filipino. “I really missed playing and I was so happy when I was able to play again.” “I’m not at a hundred percent yet because it’s not like you’ll play well immediately after an injury or sickness,” said Melecio. “I’ll just have to be patient.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ FILE – La Salle’s Aljun Melecio during the Green Archers game against the UP Fighting Maroons in the first round. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle guard Aljun Melecio just had his first game back after contacting dengue fever almost a month ago, and looked like a shell of his former self.Melecio averaged 14 points, three rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.8 steals in his first four games before getting hospitalized for two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Outgoing University of Liberia (UL) President Dr. Emmett A. Dennis says improving the country’s education to meet the desired goal of Liberians depends on “national priority and political will.” Dr. Dennis made the statement over the weekend when he addressed the second graduating class of the Nimba County Community College (NCCC) in Sanniquellie, the county’s political capital. During the convocation, the president of the college, Dr. Yar Donlah Gonway-Gono, and others requested that the college be given a four-year degree granting status.In response to that request, Dr. Dennis called for the improvement in facilities such as the library, laboratory, Information Technology, and most importantly, capacity-building of the faculty staff.He said building the capacity of the teaching staff is the most indispensable endeavor for a college or university which those in charge need to consider in their respective academic programs.“Young faculty members should be encouraged and supported to pursue Master’s and Doctorate degrees to give the colleges and universities in Liberia the best status,” Dr. Dennis told the gathering.He added, “Again, all these depend on national priority and political will. When it was a national priority to establish the NCCC, the Tubman University, we abided by the decision. Therefore, political will and national priority will allow the NCCC to become a full-fledge Bachelor degree granting tertiary institution.”Dr. Dennis said the UL and the NCCC are collaborating in the subject areas of geology and mining, considering financial management, and allowing high achieving students to enroll at UL during their last year at the NCCC. At the UL, Dr. Dennis said the students will be able to earn both the Associate of Art (AA) and Bachelor degrees.He said the arrangement also goes as far as improving the NCCC curriculum so that students from there will be transferred to UL on the basis of certain number of credits. In her statement earlier, Dr. Gono outlined achievements the institution has made since it was established in 2010, stating, “We have since that time built a library, computer laboratory and soil science laboratory.”Additionally, she said the NCCC has also constructed an Organic Compost Processing Center, modern cafeteria, a welcome gate, concrete billboard, accreditation of the Nursing and Laboratory Technology program, which now attracts a huge student enrollment and retention of employees.She said in 2015, the NCCC graduated its first 167 students in 12 disciplines, while the second graduation produced 154 students.“These achievements,” Dr. Gono said, “were done amid inadequate funding and budgetary support, scarce resources and low salaries for the instructors and the support staff.”The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NCCC, Dr. Fredrick Norkeh, also said the Board is, “vigorously planning to ensure that the college becomes a full-fledge Bachelor degree granting institution,” a statement that was accompanied by loud applause from the audience.Norkeh said for an institution to put out a huge number of graduates matters not, but to obtain job matters the most. He urged policymakers to create the environment that will allow those graduating from colleges and universities to get jobs.Meanwhile, the NCCC now offers Geology and Mining, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, General Agriculture, National Diploma in Agriculture, Nursing and Laboratory Technology, Information Technology, Primary and Secondary Education, Criminal Justice, Gender and Development Studies (non-degree), Business and Public Administration, Management, Economics and Accounting, and some vocational studies including Plumbing, Electricity and Hospitality. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Shooting of Nations’ principalGuyana’s law enforcement officials are awaiting feedback from their overseas counterparts in relation to a request for assistance in solving the shooting incident of Director and Principal of School of the Nations, Dr Brian O’Toole, which occurred over five months ago.Crime Chief (ag), Senior Superintendent Michael KingstonSchool of the Nations’ Director and Principal, Dr Brian O’TooleThis is according to Crime Chief (ag), Senior Superintendent Michael Kingston, who, in a telephone interview with Guyana Times on Monday, said a lot of work has already been done by local Police, but there is need for foreign assistance in this matter.“Every bit of information that Mr O’Toole came to us with…was checked out, and he was given a feedback. Every person — even to the last person that he pointed fingers at — we would have arrested…(and)questioned…in detail,” the acting Crime Chief said.“We would have contacted our foreign counterparts and asked them to check some further information for us; but, like every other thing, we have to wait on them to give us a response,” Kingston explained.He said that, in relation to the shooting incident, Dr O’Toole would have been privy to the progress of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in solving the crime committed against him.“The fact is that we have a file, we have a file on the matter; a very thick one too, because we had questioned a number of persons, and we also sought legal advice on the matter and we were advised to do some additional work,” the acting Crime Chief detailed.In a recent letter to the editor, Dr O’Toole lamented that although a lot of time had elapsed since he had been shot, he was not aware of anyone being arrested for the crime.“Reports have been made by me to the Police about a certain individual who is accused of being a prominent drug dealer in at least five schools. Persons have approached me to say that this sad young man has threatened them that, if they come forward to identify him, they ‘will regret it.’ All this has been given to the police,” his letter stated.According to Dr O’Toole, this is the same individual whom he believes was involved in the shooting, since “there are, of course, more ways to be involved than pulling a trigger.”He also made reference to reports that were made to the American Embassy several weeks ago, about a certain young man residing in the USA, who admitted to making the first post, back in January last, to blow up the school in question.“According to the Police report (that) we were given, the same boy was interviewed – his defence was simply ‘it was only a joke.’ Four hours after that posting, I was shot and narrowly missed being murdered. He then posted again, asking for immunity and promising to give all the information about the shooting if he was given ‘protection’. And then, a few weeks ago, we were given a recording from the same boy, clearly laughing at the shooting,” Dr O’Toole added.Dr O’Toole also said he had heard nothing further from the local Police or American Embassy, although five months have passed since the shooting incident had taken place.On January 27 last, Dr O’Toole was shot three times as he was returning to his Bel Air, Georgetown residence, hours after he had held an emergency meeting with parents and guardians of students attending his school about violent threats made on social media to injure students and teachers of that school.Earlier this year, the now suspended Crime Chief, Deputy Police Commissioner Lyndon Alves, told Guyana Times that Police had questioned four persons — both current and former students — in relation to Dr O’Toole’s shooting.However, subsequent to that incident, several threats against that school appeared on Facebook. They were made by “Kira” (meaning killer), which is the alias of the main character in “Death Note” – a Japanese manga series that was later adapted into films.
More than 60 hours after a sweet gas leak was first reported at an Apache well site southeast of Dawson Creek, it has not yet been capped.Well control experts and other workers are currently onsite investigating the situation and trying to contain the leak, says Paul Wyke, spokesperson for Apache Canada.- Advertisement -The leak was found by a water hauler working near a well site in the Noel file west of One Island Lake.The initial report indicated that the leak was reported early Wednesday morning, however, Wyke says it was actually reported around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.He says workers are trying to kill the well, but have encountered technical problems that first have to be resolved.Originally, the cause of the leak had been listed as a failed flange fitting but Wyke says the company is still investigating the cause.Advertisement Road blocks and trail alerts have been put in place around the site to warn the public to stay out of the area.Wyke says that crews are continuously monitoring the air near road blocks and the well site, but that so far there has been no indication of any gas levels around those areas.Sweet gas is different from sour gas in that it does not contain considerable amounts of hydrogen sulphide, which is what makes natural gas toxic.Wyke was unable to provide an estimate as to when the well will be killed.Advertisement
BAGHDAD – Two dump trucks sped down the road, then took aim at an outpost defended by paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division. Under heavy gunfire, one of the heavy vehicles smashed into an outer ring of concrete barriers and exploded. The second rammed into the wrecked truck, dragging it and other rubble before it exploded 30 yards from the building housing the post’s troops, collapsing two walls. Nine American soldiers lay dead and 20 others were injured, U.S. officials said Tuesday as an al-Qaida-linked group claimed it used “new methods” in staging the attack in volatile Diyala province. The assault underscored the ability of guerrillas of the Sunni Arab-dominated insurgency to wage war in Iraq four years after the U.S.-led invasion, and it came in a region that has seen violence escalate since U.S. and Iraqi troops launched the security crackdown in Baghdad. The Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella group of Sunni militants that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, said it was behind the suicide attack. Its account on the Internet was similar to that of the U.S. military, but claimed it used new techniques. “Almighty God has guided the soldiers of the Islamic State of Iraq to new methods of explosions,” the statement said without elaborating, while claiming 30 Americans died. Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, said the style of the attack fit the pattern of al-Qaida but he said an investigation was under way into who was to blame and exactly what happened. When asked about the “new methods” claimed by the group, he said the military was on heightened alert for dump trucks as they had been used in several recent high-profile attacks. “The use of dump trucks seems to be a recurring theme recently in the last few weeks,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! All the casualties were in the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, which has been conducting operations in largely impoverished villages as part of a security push to tame insurgent activity in Diyala. The deaths made April the deadliest month of the year for the U.S. military. It was also the single deadliest attack on U.S. ground forces since Dec. 1, 2005, when 10 Marines were killed by a bomb inside an abandoned flour mill near Fallujah. “We are recovering, supporting the families during this time of loss, praying for them and continuing our mission,” Lt. Col. Michael Donnelly, U.S. military spokesman in north Iraq, told The Associated Press in telephone interview. “The enemy brings nothing to benefit the people – nothing.” Monday’s attack at the small town of Sadah inflicted the biggest loss on the 82nd Airborne since June 1969, when 12 paratroopers were ambushed and killed in Vietnam, a spokesman, Maj. Tom Earnhardt, said at the division’s base at Fort Bragg, N.C. Donnelly said the patrol base was set up less than a month ago after an operation that sought to drive militants from the area. Sadah, a rural Sunni town of about 7,000 people near the capital of Diyala province, Baqouba, has been an al-Qaida stronghold.
The second period, however, belonged to Dembele, who capped an excellent individual display with two goals after the Frenchman’s sensational run had also earlier set up Coutinho.Villarreal managed a consolation when Pablo Fornals’ shot deflected in off Nicola Sansone but any fears Ernesto Valverde’s side would feel the effects of Sunday’s ‘Clasico’ proved unfounded.The league leaders moved 15 points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top while Villarreal stay sixth.Barca drew last weekend against Real Madrid, despite playing the entire second half with 10 men, and they now need only avoid defeat in matches away at Levante and home to Real Sociedad to complete the campaign as invincibles.It would be the first time a team has finished a 38-game La Liga season unbeaten and the first in any format since Real avoided defeat in a division of only 10 teams in 1932.“In the end we have scored two great goals, we are happy about this and we keep the run going,” Valverde said.Already crowned champions and winners of the Copa del Rey, Barca were controversially denied a guard of honour by Real but Villarreal were happy to perform the ‘pasillo’ as the hosts walked out before kick-off.Valverde left some key players out, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Ivan Rakitic all missing from the starting line-up.Messi, however, was included despite calls for the Argentinian now to be rested ahead of this summer’s World Cup.It meant a start for Dembele, who took his chance to impress with the stand-out performance of the night.Dembele has endured a difficult debut season since joining for 147 million euros from Borussia Dortmund last year but Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said this week he is not for sale, and the 20-year-old delivered the perfect response.“He is a player that has a lot of talent,” Valverde said. “He is fast, he has this spark. All players need a process of adaptation and when you are young you still have to learn. Next year Dembele will be with us.”His run that set up Coutinho’s opener in the 11th minute was arguably the moment of the match as he picked up the ball 10 yards inside Villarreal’s half before driving past three defenders and unleashing a shot.Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo palmed the ball away but only to Coutinho, who was left with a tap-in.Paulinho doubled Barca’s lead five minutes later after a brilliant Iniesta pass allowed Lucas Digne to slide the ball across goal. Paulinho finished at the back post.Iniesta was at the heart of the home side’s third too, this time a chipped ball playing in the darting Messi, who side-footed home on the volley.Villarreal pulled one back after half-time when Fornals’ shot clipped the shoulder of Sansone to wrong-foot Jasper Cillessen.But Dembele grabbed a late brace, his first an easy finish after a brilliant run by Rakitic down the right, his second coming after he sped away from Villarreal’s defence, and lifted the ball over the helpess Asenjo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000French forward Ousmane Dembele (L) was the provider for Philippe Coutinho before hitting two, second-half, goals of his own at Camp Nou© AFP Pau BarrenaBARCELONA, Spain, United Kingdom, May 9 – Ousmane Dembele scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Villarreal 5-1 on Wednesday and edged closer to their first ever unbeaten season in La Liga.Lionel Messi volleyed in a sumptuous pass from Andres Iniesta at Camp Nou to put Barca three up at half-time after Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho had scored one apiece in the first 16 minutes.
With Christmas inching ever closer, The Late Late Toy Show have begun accepting applications!Admission is free if you’re chosen to attend, and you can get a front-row seat to see Ryan Turbridy showcase some of this year’s coolest toys that Santa’s helpers are bound to be busy making in preparation for Santa’s visit to little boys and girls’ houses across the globe on Christmas Eve.An RTÉ spokesperson says; “We would like to mention that demand for tickets is much greater than supply so in the interest of fairness we operate a lottery system for ticket allocation.” “Last year we received over 120,000 individual Toy Show ticket applications. We no longer operate a waiting list for audience tickets. Following application, we will contact you with full details if your name is selected for tickets.”To enter click here!Fancy going to The Late Late Toy Show this year? was last modified: October 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CHristmasLate Late ShowLate Late Toy ShowRTERyan TubridySANTAtoys
Delivered a masterclass in finishing to destroy Newcastle with five goals in the space of 20 minutes, equalling a competition record for the most goals scored by an individual in a match. Were it not for an injury-enforced substitution, he might have had the chance to net a record sixth. Number 183 v Bournemouth, Premier League – December 23, 2017 14 possible xi Number 25 v West Brom, Premier League – April 11, 2012 14 Headed home a Fernandinho cross to become the first City player to reach 100 goals in games at the Etihad Stadium. It was his first of two on the day. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? possible standings who plays? His most famous strike, pouncing deep into injury time as City snatched Premier League title glory in the most dramatic fashion. Number 30 v QPR, Premier League – May 13, 2012 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Numbers 111-115 v Newcastle, Premier League – October 3, 2015 Aguero’s landmark goal came at Wembley, after good work down the left by Phil Foden. 14 Numbers one & two v Swansea, Premier League – August 15, 2011 highlights 14 Opened the scoring in a 4-0 victory with a long-range shot from outside the box after a driving run, his first of two on the day. 14 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Number 178 v Napoli, Champions League – November 1, 2017 ALTERED 14 Number 100 v Manchester United, Premier League – April 12, 2015 14 14 Brought up his half-century in just his 74th appearance with the first of a double in a 4-1 win over City’s arch-rivals, hooking in a volley from six yards out. smart causal Sergio Aguero has become the first player to score 200 goals for Manchester City, extending his own club record with the opening goal in the 2018 Community Shield against Chelsea.Here, talkSPORT.com looks at some of his memorable and milestone goals. Notched another landmark goal in a clash with the neighbours by firing a close-range shot through the grasp of David de Gea for the second of another derby double – but it provided consolation only in a 4-2 loss. 14 14 Number 92 v Bayern Munich, Champions League – November 25, 2014 The goal that saw him become City’s record goalscorer, overtaking Eric Brook’s long-standing tally of 177. Aguero picked up an attack after Leroy Sane was dispossessed, driving forward and shooting home from the edge of the box. Helped City to a memorable victory at the San Paolo stadium. 14 Completed a memorable hat-trick and a famous victory over Pep Guardiola’s Bayern after pouncing on a mistake in the 89th minute. NEW ERA Number 134 v Newcastle, Premier League – April 19, 2016 Number 200 v Chelsea, Community Shield – August 5, 2018 Showed great composure when through on goal to complete his first hat-trick for City. The goal should have been disallowed for offside – but the headed opener in a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park was Aguero’s 100th in the Premier League. Coming in just his 147th Premier League appearance, he was the second-fastest player to reach that milestone behind Alan Shearer – Harry Kane has since split the duo. An impressive debut, netting twice to launch an ultimately successful title charge with a 4-0 win. First was a tap-in at the back post with a long-range strike doubling his tally. Came off the bench to net a late winner at Old Trafford with a superb solo effort. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Sidefooted home an inviting cross from Kevin De Bruyne. Number 50 v Manchester United, Premier League – September 22, 2013 14 gameday Number six v Wigan, Premier League – September 10, 2011 Number 44 v Manchester United, Premier League – April 8, 2013 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 14 14 Number 150 v Middlesbrough, Premier League – November 5, 2016 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures
Can Maurizio Sarri end Liverpool’s winning run? Maurizio Sarri’s side head into Wednesday’s fixture on something of a downer having dropped their first points of the campaign on Sunday, with the west London outfit unable to secure anything other than a 0-0 draw at West Ham.One of the big questions heading into the game is whether Sarri and Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, will rotate their line-ups and keep their strongest XIs fresh for Saturday’s Premier League clash. 2 Predicted line-up: Kepa; Zappacosta, Christensen, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Barkley; Willian, Morata, Hazard Carabao Cup commentaries LIVE on talkSPORT Chelsea and Liverpool begin their double-header of fixtures on Wednesday night, with the Carabao Cup third round draw pitting the Premier League rivals against one another.The Blues travel to Anfield as they try to become the first team to prevent Liverpool from winning this season, before Stamford Bridge hosts the top-flight clash between the pair on Saturday. Manchester United vs Derby (Tuesday, September 25) – LISTEN LIVEOxford United vs Manchester City (Tuesday, September 25) – LISTEN LIVELiverpool vs Chelsea (Wednesday, September 26) – LISTEN LIVETottenham vs Watford (Wednesday, September 26) – LISTEN LIVE Getty Sarri proved throughout his time as Napoli boss that he is not overly keen on rotating his first-choice team, and Chelsea played PAOK in the Europa League last week with a much stronger XI than many expected; the likes of Kepa, Antonio Rudiger, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante all started in Greece. Rudiger is one player who will miss Wednesday’s clash through injury, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Pedro also stuck on the sidelines.The Italian is expected to stick to his guns on Wednesday despite Chelsea having two games in three days, and talkSPORT.com have taken a look at a potential Chelsea XI for the first of two clashes against Liverpool.You can see the team below… 2