first_imgThe event will run from July 4-14 in Port Moresby. The program will be run at the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex Conference Room, the Taurama Aquatic Centre and the Rita Flynn Indoor conference rooms.It is supported by the Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation and will be coordinated through the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee. OSEP is a program under the Oceania National Olympic Committee that delivers training courses that include the master educator, educator, managing in sport 2 organisations, sport in community administration and community coaching and officiating. OSEP mentor Talemo Waqa will be the facilitator for the training and co-facilitating will be OSEP Master Educators, Sainimili Talatoka, Tirani Uluinakauvadra, John Susuve and Janet Gimots.Graduates of the training will become OSEP master educators and educators.The national sports federations represented include swimming, handball, badminton, volleyball, basketball, netball, triathlon, disability sports, softball, rugby union, football and cricket.last_img read more

first_imgFlorida (AP): California Chrome and Arrogate will meet once more on the track. Before that, an off-track race will be settled. California Chrome and Arrogate were among the finalists announced yesterday for Horse of the Year, the top prize that will be awarded at the Eclipse Awards. Those trophies will be presented on January 21 – one week before California Chrome races for the final time, facing Arrogate again in the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. California Chrome won seven of his eight starts last year. The lone loss was to Arrogate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. “He’s obviously going to be missed,” Alan Sherman, the son of California Chrome trainer Art Sherman, said this week. “You can’t replace a horse like him. He’s a once-in-a-lifetime horse. We’re proud of everything he’s done, but all good things come to an end, I guess. We’re just going to enjoy it and have fun. I think he’s going to put on a really good show at Gulfstream.” Songbird is the other finalist for Horse of the Year. Javier Castellano is aiming for his fourth straight Eclipse as best jockey, with Jose Ortiz and Mike Smith the other finalists. Smith is a two-time winner, the last of those trophies coming in 1994. Bob Baffert is one of three finalists for the trainer Eclipse, last year’s winner joined there by Chad Brown and Mark Casse. If Baffert wins, he would be the third five-time winner of the Eclipse in that division, joining only Bobby Frankel and seven-time winner Todd Pletcher.last_img read more

first_imgThe International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly – Guyana has extended its sympathy to the citizens of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on the loss of life caused by cyclone Idai.The death toll from Cyclone Idai, which devastated the African nations last month is nearing 1000, according to the latest figures released by the two Governments. Zimbabwe on Tuesday updated its death toll to 344 while Mozambique’s recorded fatalities stood at 602 and 860,000 people were said to be affected by floods in Malawi, with 85,000 losing their homes and are now living in camps.In a release issued, the IDPADA-G said it is saddened by the suffering of the hundreds of thousands across southern Africa in the wake of the storm.As such, the Assembly calls on the Government of Guyana to assist in whichever way possible, through the international agencies working to bring aid and comfort to those whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed.“We also request that all African Guyanese of faith work through their religious organisations and other bodies to assist in the response to this tragedy”, the release added.IDPADA-G stands ready to work with its member organisations, churches and other charitable institutions in demonstrating their solidarity with the citizens of countries so terribly impacted by Idai.last_img read more

first_imgThe Ducks have spent the entire season near the top of the Western Conference standings while the Kings have sunk to the bottom, but the Kings showed Saturday night that they still have some fight left in them. In the latest round of a crosstown battle often described as tepid, the Kings and Ducks played the roles of bickering neighbors and wore a path to the penalty box. Between scrums, they played some entertaining hockey and the Ducks eventually came away with a 3-2 shootout victory before 18,118 at Staples Center. Chris Kunitz’s goal, 5:48 into the third period, gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead before Anze Kopitar evened things later in the period. A contentious first period included just one goal – the Kings’ Alexander Frolov’s deflection with eight seconds left – but plenty of action, including one fight, three misconduct penalties and 56 penalty minutes. Things settled down a bit after that, and Teemu Selanne tied the game 3:22 into the second period. The goal was Selanne’s 300th as a Duck, which tied the franchise record set by Paul Kariya. Neither team entered Saturday’s crosstown matchup in much of a sunny mood. The Kings have long since settled into last place in the conference and the Ducks, after a brilliant two-month burst to start the season, slipped a bit and had lost seven of their previous 11 games. Photos Kings vs Ducks LOS ANGELES – In one of those what-was-he-thinking moments, the Kings’ Lubomir Visnovsky, listed – generously – at 5-foot-10 and 188 pounds, went charging after Travis Moen, the Ducks’ 6-2, 216-pound enforcer. After some initial clutching, pushing and yelling, Moen dumped Visnovsky to the ground with a shove, and could there have been a better metaphor for the way the Kings’ and Ducks’ seasons have gone? center_img In fact, the Kings have had a better February than the Ducks. It took the Kings four months to find consistent goaltending, but the emergence of Sean Burke and Mathieu Garon has helped greatly. During their recent five-game East Coast swing, the Kings recorded at least one point in four games. “You can say all the right things in the (dressing) room and talk about being positive, but until you win, it doesn’t matter,” Kings team captain Mattias Norstrom said before the game. “We can do all the right things out there and have meetings … but the only way to learn how to win is by winning. “It’s no secret that if you’re going to win in this league, you have to have good goaltending.” Burke, who has a stellar 2.16 goals-against average since being claimed off waivers by the Kings, got the night off as the Kings turned to Garon. The Kings’ Mattias Norstrom left the game in the first period and didn’t return. The Kings announced that Norstrom had left the game with an undisclosed lower-body injury. 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

first_imgCOMPETITION: To celebrate the launch of The Counter, Letterkennny’s Christmas Gift & Hamper range, we’ve teamed up to give away a luxury hamper every week between now and Christmas!To be in with a chance of winning this week, simply click the link below to their Facebook page and like and share their competition post! The winner will be announced next week.Simply log onto’t forget to check out their NEW award winning coffee shop right beside the shop too!Last week’s winner was Patricia Griffin. Well done Patricia – contact The Counter via their Facebook page to claim your prize. 🙂WIN A LUXURY CHRISTMAS HAMPER FROM THE COUNTER was last modified: December 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CaféDAELIThe CounterXMAS hamperlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The vanguard of a Pacific storm reached the Southland Saturday morning, but the system was not as powerful as initially forecast. As of 3p.m., the storm produced 0.20 of an inch of rain in Pasadena and Burbank, 0.07 of an inch in Whittier and 0.06 of an inch in West Covina. San Gabriel recorded 0.12 of an inch, 0.10 fell in Los Angeles and 0.08 was recorded on Mount Wilson. No local law enforcement agencies reported any rain-related problems. The storm was expected to drop up to a quarter-inch of rain in low-lying areas and up to an inch of the wet stuff in the mountains, said meteorologist Jamie Smith of the National Weather Service. “This is the first storm of the season to produce any measurable amount of snow in the mountains,” Smith said. The mountains were expected to get from 3 to 7 inches of snow, “which is more than we received from the first couple of storms of the year,” said Smith. The storm cleared out by Saturday evening, although some lingering showers were expected late Saturday, said Smith. “Behind the rains are going to be some gusty winds,” she said. Winds of between 20mph and 30mph are forecast “in the wake of the storm,” according to Smith. The next chance of wet weather will likely come Wednesday, when the chance of measurable precipitation has been set at 30percent, according to the NWS. Staff Writer Phil Drake contributed to this story.last_img read more

first_imgRTÉ Nationwide will broadcast two special programmes this November which focus on a unique project involving a student from every county in Ireland, “adopting” a soldier from his or her county who died in World War 1.Picture features Gerry Moore , history teacher at St Columba’s Comprehensive School in Glenties and founder of the project “My Adopted Soldier” , with his students.TX: Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th November, 7.00pm, RTÉ One.A Donegal teacher has sparked a project which led to an RTÉ Nationwide special entitled “Writing Irish soldiers back into history.”The unique project ‘My Adopted Soldier’ was created by Glenties teacher Gerry Moore and will be shown on Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th November at 7.00pm on RTÉ OneThe project features a secondary school student from every county in Ireland, paying tribute to a soldier from his or her county who died in World War 1.Guest presenter Eileen Magnier, RTÉ’s North West Correspondent, and cameraman Brian McVeigh followed the students, as they researched their soldier’s story and in some cases found living relatives. Picture features Finnian Ward who represented Donegal in the project.TX: Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th November, 7.00pm, RTÉ One.They uncovered some intriguing and tragic cases before travelling as a group to the Somme to get an insight into what their soldiers had gone through and to pay their respects at their graves. In many cases it’s believed this was the first time that the soldier’s story had been told and his grave visited.The creator of the project, a history teacher at St Columba’s Comprehensive School became interested in the Irishmen who fought in WW1 after discovering that his grand-uncle, Private Anthony Gallagher from west Donegal, had died in the Battle of the Somme.Gerry began bringing students from his own school who had researched the stories of Donegal men who had died in the war, to visit the cemeteries and battle sites. As the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 approached he thought it would be a good idea to take what had worked so well locally, to a national level and bring one student from each of the 32 counties to the Somme to remember soldiers who had died from every county in Ireland.In conjunction with the History Teachers Association of Ireland, he ran an essay competition for students in transition year and fifth year and out of a large number of entries, 32 students were picked and each was given a randomly selected soldier from his or her county to research before the trip. The student chosen to represent Donegal is Finnian Ward who is a pupil at St Columba’s Comprehensive School in Glenties. Finnian researched the story of John Muldoon, a young post-office worker who died in the Battle of the Somme.A number of students at Gerry’s school helped set up a website for the project which is expected to become a valuable educational resource and which will be added to by further research on Irish involvement in World War 1 – www.myadoptedsoldier.comThe project focuses on the personal stories behind the statistics of war and in the first RTÉ Nationwide programme we meet some of the students as they go in search of their soldier’s life story, and those who are working on the website where all research is being uploaded. the students departed on their trip RTÉ cameras followed them as they visited Áras an Uachtaráin where President Michael D. Higgins congratulated them on helping to “write these soldiers back into Irish history”.In the second programme, Nationwide travels to the Somme with the students for what is a very emotional experience as they get a sense of what life was like in the trenches and pay their respects to their adopted soldiers and also to the thousands of soldiers who have no known graves. The trip had a huge impact on the students and on teacher Gerry Moore who said that in his twenty five years at a teacher, he had never experienced such an emotional roller-coaster. The two programmes will broadcast in the lead up to and on Remembrance Day (11th November) this year.DONEGAL TEACHER SPARKS UNIQUE TV PROJECT ON LOST SOLDIERS was last modified: November 3rd, 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:donegalGerry MooreGlentiesRTESt Columba’s Comprehensivelast_img read more

first_imgLANCASTER – A reputed gang member sentenced to life in prison for killing a gang rival for greeting him with “What’s up, dawg?” will get a second trial because prosecutors did not exert enough effort to find a key witness. The state’s 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with lawyers for Larry Davidson that the trial judge erred in deciding the prosecution had shown due diligence in trying to secure the presence of witness Amere French. French’s testimony from a pretrial hearing was later read to the jury without any possibility for the defense to cross-examine him. “We conclude that more could, and should, have been done to secure his attendance at trial,” a three-judge panel ruled. “As it stood, the prosecution’s case was dependent almost wholly on Amere’s testimony. Under these circumstances, we cannot say that the error in allowing Amere’s preliminary hearing testimony to be presented (to) the jury was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt. Accordingly, defendant’s conviction must be reversed.” State officials said they were reviewing the matter to determine whether the ruling should be appealed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We need to review it further and consider all options. We are disappointed obviously,” Deputy Attorney General Michael Katz said. Davidson was sentenced in July 2004 to two consecutive terms of 25 years to life for fatally shooting 21-year-old Quorne Warren of Lancaster near Sacred Heart School in July 2000. Warren was shot in the neck and paralyzed. He clung to life for nearly 10 months before dying at a San Bernardino hospital in April 2001. French testified at the preliminary hearing that on the evening of July 16, 2000, he was with Davidson and some others – all members or associates of the Crips street gang – outside a friend’s home when Warren walked by wearing the colors of the rival Bloods gang. French said Warren asked the group, “What’s up, dawg?” Davidson interpreted the remark as disrespectful, prosecutors said. French testified that Davidson got a handgun, chased Warren for about two blocks and then fired the gun two times. French did not see whether Warren had been hit because his view was obstructed by a building, according to the appellate decision. The three judges on the panel said they were troubled about whether prosecutors’ search for French was timely and whether his possible location was competently explored. A district attorney’s investigator was contacted to try to find French less than a month before the scheduled start of trial, the judges said, and then left for a three-week vacation. French’s mother and brother had told the investigator that French was in Utah, but the investigator didn’t believe them. He visited a Palmdale house looking for French three times, but didn’t begin checking employment, hospital, booking and welfare records until after the trial started, the judges said.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

first_imgThe seniors had a free weekend as the Pettigo game was postponed and re fixed for this Saturday. Throw in time to be confirmed at training.The under 13s start their league campaign with an away tie against St Nauls this Wednesday evening. Throw in is at 7pm. Bus will leave the hall at 6pm sharp.The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall.Their was no jackpot winner on the night. Numbers drawn were 4,13,15 and 16.Two lucky dip winners receive 50 euro Celia McCready Corr point and Tony Cannon Farrigans. The August club 50 draw also took place on the night. Well done to Steve Owens (300 euro), Michael Boyle (100 euro) and Donal Trimble (50 euro).The clubs grand prize draw is only a few weeks away on September 16th. Tickets are on sale locally or contact any committee member.Na Rossa seniors have extra weekend to train as Pettigo game postponed was last modified: August 30th, 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:CLUB NOTESGAANa RossaPettigolast_img read more

first_imgAn Army bomb disposal team has discovered six machine guns and a quantity of ammunition found during the excavation of a crashed second World War fighter plane in Inishowen today.The British Spitfire plane was piloted by an American who parachuted from the aircraft before it ditched at Glenshinney bog, Moneydarragh, on the Inishowen peninsula in November 1941.An Army spokesman said six Browning .303 machine guns were buried up to 10m deep in the bog along with about 1,000 rounds of ammunition. They arms were discovered by a team of archaeologists from Queens University.The team arrived on scene at 8am today and the scene was declared safe at 3.30pm.

The guns and ammunition have been removed to a secure military location where they will be decommissioned and cleaned before being handed over to the Derry Museum, the Army spokesman said.The excavation is being undertaken as part of a BBC programme. The pilot, believed to be Roland “Bud” Wolf, was subsequently held for two years at the Curragh detention camp amid a diplomatic row between the Irish and British governments.It is understood that Wolf was recruited to fly Spitfires in Northern Ireland and was based at RAF Eglinton in Co Derry. It is thought his aircraft suffered a coolant leak but the Nebraska native managed to bail out before it crashed.Donegaldaily first reported the plan to dig up the spitfire more than two weeks ago.See our original report hereSPITFIRE DITCHED IN INISHOWEN HOLDS SECRET TO GREAT WWII SAGASIX MACHINE GUNS FOUND IN SEARCH FOR SPITFIRE IN INISHOWEN was last modified: June 28th, 2011 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:InishowenSpitfirelast_img read more