New leader after day two of PNG Golf Open

first_imgHe is 31-year-old Mitchell Brown from Australia who  has hit the lead after a score of 9-under.The New South Welshman’s lead came off the back of four birdies and an eagle.In second place is Kristopher Mueck who finished with 8-under. In third place is a tie between another two Australians in Lindsay Wilson and Peter Martin who played 69 and 67 respectively be tied on 7-under.Day 3 of the SP Export Radler PNG Open will start tomorrow at 9:20am.last_img

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Football, with masks

first_imgAs the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten football across the globe, ideas emerge about what the return to normal will have to be like on the day the ball rolls again. In this sense, Belgian virologist Marc van Ranst has launched an innovative proposal: believes that competitions could be resumed with footballers playing with a mask. “It is an option to consider,” says the virologist in the French newspaper ‘Le Soir’. “Of course,” he points out, these are not surgical masks, which are totally unsuitable. On the Internet, there are anti-pollution face masks that can be worn by football players or bicyclists. They are more comfortable masks“The football virologistMarc van Ranst is a Belgian virologist who has acted as adviser to the Belgian League (Jupiler Pro League) in the coronavirus crisis. Pprofessor in the University of Leuven, its reputation has been increasing in recent weeks and has drawn the attention of UEFA, which maintains permanent contact with the virologist to evaluate the consequences of the pandemic in European football. Van ranst He has been key in the decision of Belgian football to end his League (proclaiming Bruges champion) and in recent days he has been very clear regarding the return of competitions: “I have the impression that UEFA is starting to see that playing football is no longer possible this season. Dwe must be honest: massive events like soccer games or music festivals will be among the last things we allow again“The Gremio ‘precedent’The use of masks to play soccer would be something completely new, although since the start of the pandemic soccer has already left us some images of what could be seen soon. In the middle of March, the players of the Brazilian Guild took to the pitch with masks in their match against Sao Luiz as a sign of protest. against the authorities of Porto Alegre, a city that at that time had five COVID-19 cases.last_img read more

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Pistons win again with Griffin, beat Heat

first_imgRockets embarrass LeBron, disconnected Cavs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View comments Griffin’s 3-pointer with 44 seconds to play put the Pistons ahead 108-101, but Goran Dragic responded with a four-point play, making a 3-pointer while being fouled with 32 seconds left. Detroit ran the clock down on the next possession, and Smith sank his only 3-point attempt of the game, from the right corner with 14 seconds to play.“We played that the way we wanted, but Griffin made the pass and Smith stepped up and hit the 3,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It doesn’t matter if he’s not known as a 3-point shooter, he made that one when they really needed it.”Dragic scored 33 points for the Heat, who have lost three in a row. Miami was without center Hassan Whiteside, who was out with an illness.Smith, who has struggled at times while trying to replace injured point guard Reggie Jackson, went 11 of 14 from the field and finished three points shy of his career high. His previous season high was 19 points.Griffin had 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) dunks the ball against the Miami Heat during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)DETROIT — Blake Griffin’s first few days with the Detroit Pistons were a bit of a whirlwind.Detroit was able to win two close games with him, but coach Stan Van Gundy sees a lot of room for improvement.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “Just a little more tired today — the adrenaline wore off a little bit, just the toll of the week,” Griffin said. “It’s amazing to see all these guys step up and play so well.”TIP-INSHeat: Olynyk and Josh Richardson scored 19 points for the Heat, and James Johnson added 18.Pistons: Langston Galloway scored 13 points, surpassing 2,000 for his career. … Detroit was without G Luke Kennard (foot) and G Dwight Buycks (illness).BIG NIGHTDrummond had at least 20 points and 20 rebounds for the sixth time this season. He has 19 20-20 games since 2012-13.He also had four steals, four blocks and six turnovers. He was the first player with at least 20 points, 20 rebounds, four steals and four blocks since Hakeem Olajuwon on Dec. 22, 1989.IMPORTANT EDGEDrummond and Griffin had nearly as many rebounds as the entire Miami team, and the Pistons finished with a 49-33 advantage in that category.“They are really tough, because they’ve got two of the best rebounders in the league, especially Drummond,” Olynyk said. “You have to stop him, and then you’ve got to stop Griffin, who has all that strength and that vertical leap. You have to find a way, but it isn’t easy.” Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track UP NEXTHeat: Host the Orlando Magic on Monday night.Pistons: Host the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’ve got to get it figured out offensively,” Van Gundy said. “I’m not helping him or us a lot. You could actually see today in the early fourth quarter, we were actually a lot smoother when he was out because we were just playing.“I’ve got this great player now, and so we’re just sort of playing to him all the time, and the defense is all loaded up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAndre Drummond had 23 points and 20 rebounds, and Griffin made a key 3-pointer in the final minute to lift the Pistons to a 111-107 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night. Whatever Van Gundy’s issues were with the offense, they didn’t prevent Detroit from scoring 35 points in the final quarter.Ish Smith added 25 points for the Pistons, including a late 3-pointer of his own. Detroit has won three in a row, the last two with Griffin in the lineup after acquiring him in a trade .last_img read more

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Thousands to sit NGSA today, tomorrow

first_imgThousands of students across the length and breadth of Guyana will sit the first of the two-day National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations today.Education Minister Nicolette Henry will this morning visit three public schools in Georgetown; namely Rama Krishna Primary School, North Georgetown Primary School and St Margaret’s Primary School. The NGSA is a placement examination offered at the end of the primary education cycle to determine which secondary school students will be allotted.Some students writing mock exams last year in preparation for today’s National Grade Six AssessmentAccording to the Ministry, the overall performance is calculated by adding five per cent of each candidate’s Grade Two scores in Mathematics and English, and 10 per cent of the Grade Four score in the same subjects. This was then added to a further 85 per cent of each candidate’s score in those subjects at the Grade Six Assessment. The combined scores in Mathematics and English were then added to the scores gained in Science and Social Studies.On April 12 and 13, 2017, about 13,657 students from across Guyana wrote the National Grade Six Assessment. During the two-day examination period, the students were assessed in four subject areas: English Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies – two on each day. Each subject consists of two papers – Paper Two was the first paper written and consisted of essay-type questions while Paper One consisted of multiple choice questions.However, prior to this, the students had to write the National Grades Two and Four Assessments back in 2012 and 2014 respectively. A percentage of the marks from all three assessments will be calculated to determine the overall performance of each student.After the examinations conclude tomorrow, students for the next few months will be anticipating where they will be placed when the results are released by the Education Ministry.Over the past three years, the trend of Maths performance was 37.49 per cent pass rate in 2015, 13.85 in 2016 and 45.6 per cent in 2017. Last year, the students were tested in this subject based on their knowledge, algorithmic thinking and reasoning. In 2015, English recorded 45.88 per cent, 41.62 per cent the following year and in 2017, 54.1 per cent pass rate of students gaining more than 50 per cent. “This is the first time in many years that we were able to get over 50 per cent passes in a subject area and that is absolutely phenomenal,” Minister Henry had stated. The figures for Science were 44.12 in 2015, 27.55 in 2016 and 46.3 per cent this year. In this subject, they were tested for knowledge, comprehension and application. There was a 46.5 per cent pass rate recorded in 2015 for Social Studies, 46.1 per cent in 2016 and 47.6 per cent in 2017.last_img read more

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Liard River Fire continues to grow

first_img**Updated at 11:00am Friday June 5thAt last word the interface fire at the Junction of the Smith and Liard Rivers, northwest of Fort Nelson had grown to 16,500 hectares.The highway is currently open intermittently between Coal River and the Liard Hot Springs…and, had also forced the evacuation of 60 people from the communities of Coal River, Fireside and the Muddy River Reserve #1.- Advertisement -The fire remains uncontrolled on the North side of the highway, after crossing the Smith River and, fire-fighters are setting up containment lines to try to keep it away, from the highway and structures in the area.There’s still no word on the cause of the blaze, unlike the one now covering about two thousand hectares, west of Lillooet, in the southern interior.It is beleived to have been caused by a careless camper and, dozens have been forced from their homes in that area, with hundreds more on evaucation alert. Parched conditions and unpredictable winds have combined to push the fire, but so far, no homes have been lost.Advertisement For more information on the Alaska Highway you can call 250-774-69-56.last_img read more

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Provincial government provides funding for new buses for School District 59

first_imgIn a release the MLA for Peace River South Mike Bernier says, “Replacing aging school buses with new ones is important, especially with the distances and weather conditions here in our region. This is a great investment to be making in our school district, where transportation is so important for rural children.”In order for districts to qualify for funding for new buses, buses that carry over 80 students must be 15 years old, or have travelled over 400,000 kilometres. Buses that carry 34-76 passengers must be 12 years old, or have travelled over 325,000 kilometres, and buses that hold 20-29 students must be 10 years old or have travelled more than 250,000 kilometres.Overall, the provincial government is giving $11,000,000 to 31 school districts to buy 96 buses.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Serie A sensation explains decision to snub Arsenal and Man City interest

first_img1 Paulo Dybala believes Juventus is the perfect club for him and he was right to snub interest from Arsenal and Manchester City.The striker moved to Turin this summer, arriving from Palermo for a fee which could reach up to £28million.Prior to the switch, Arsenal and Manchester City had shown an interest in the 21-year-old – but the Argentine is in no doubt he made the right move in joining Juve.“One of the reasons for me coming here was my desire to win. This is the perfect place for me to start doing so,” Dybala said at his official unveiling as a Juventus player.“Serie A is a tough league, but I’ll give it everything I’ve got and aim to keep developing as a player.“The competition for places here means you can never ease off. It’s a motivation and keeps you on your toes.“We all need to be ready to play. We’re fighting on three fronts and also have the Super Cup on the horizon.“I’ve been here for two days and it’s a big change for me. I hope I’m able to develop and become a great player.” Paulo Dybala last_img read more

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Ex-Gemstar head hit for $60 million

first_imgFederal regulators want Henry Yuen, the former head of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., to pay more than $60 million in penalties for his alleged role in a securities fraud case, according to a court filing. The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed that Yuen pay a $15.7 million civil penalty over the alleged scheme to inflate company revenue to meet financial targets. The SEC is also seeking an additional $15.7 million from bonuses and other profits made by Yuen and wants him to forfeit a $29.5 million severance package that was previously frozen by a federal court. The SEC submitted its proposed penalties Monday. U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer must still rule on the matter. Yuen’s attorney, Stanley Arkin, has said an appeal of the case was being considered. Arkin did not immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday. Last week, Pfaelzer found Yuen liable for securities fraud in the lawsuit filed by the SEC. The suit claimed Yuen inflated the company’s revenue by $248 million to boost its stock. Pfaelzer also found Yuen liable for misrepresenting facts to Gemstar’s auditors and falsifying its books. Yuen was fired in April 2003. Regulators contend his actions contributed to a windfall between 2000 and 2002 – at least $18.8 million in salary and bonuses, $14.6 million in exercised stock options, and more than $63.6 million in Gemstar stock sales. 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

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Tapes show operators’ trials on 9-11

first_imgNEW YORK – Emergency operators listening to trapped callers’ heartbreaking pleas from the burning World Trade Center repeatedly said help was on the way while they struggled with crashing computers, utter confusion and their own emotions, several hours of 911 calls released Friday show. In releasing the 130 calls, city officials edited out the voices of those who sought help. But the police and fire dispatchers often repeated the callers’ words, reflecting the fear and chaos of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The first call came seconds after terrorists flew a hijacked jetliner into the north tower of the trade center at 8:46 a.m. A second plane struck the south tower 17 minutes later, and by 10:28 both towers had collapsed, leaving 2,749 people dead. Dispatchers assured the callers – most of them on floors above the burning plane wreckage – that help was coming, or already there. In many cases, they had little to offer but compassion. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event “OK, ma’am. All right,” a fire dispatcher told a caller at 9:05 a.m., two minutes after the second tower was hit. “Well, everybody is there now. We’re trying to rescue everybody. OK?” Twelve minutes later, another dispatcher told a frantic caller trapped on the 105th floor of the south tower to instruct people to put wet towels over their mouths, lie on the floor and not open the windows. “We are trying to get up there, sir. Like you said, the stairs are collapsed, OK?” the dispatcher said. “I know it’s hard to breathe. I know it is.” The transcripts and nearly nine hours of audio recordings were released after The New York Times and relatives of Sept. 11 victims sued to get them. An appeals court ruled last year that the calls of victims in the burning twin towers were too intense and emotional to be released without their families’ consent. As a result, the transcripts held long blank spaces where the callers’ words would have appeared. Often, it was clear from conversations between police and fire department operators that they were not sure what had occurred. At one point a police operator told a fire dispatcher that a helicopter had hit one of the towers. The operators managed generally to maintain their composure even as word spread that what initially appeared to be a tragic accident was actually a choreographed terrorist attack involving two planes and both towers. Sirens screamed in the background as the callers pleaded for help. Although there were no voices, their desperation was evident in heavy, audible breathing on the other end of the operators’ calls. “If you feel like your life is in danger, do what you must do, OK?” one dispatcher told a caller at 9:02 a.m., just a minute before the second plane hit. “I can’t give you any more advice than that.” The comment was typical of the frustration that came through amid the calm professionalism. “All right, we have quite a few calls,” said a fire operator. “I know,” said a police operator. “Jesus Christ.” Many dispatchers complained about computers failing in the chaos. “Oh goodness. Hold on a second, because we are so backed up here,” a fire dispatcher told one caller. “Because we have so much information on here, that our computers are down. OK?” In the background of another call made from the 105th floor of the north tower at 9:17 a.m., a public address announcement could be heard in the background: “We aware of it down here. The condition seems to have subsided.” Sally Regenhard, one of the plaintiffs whose firefighter son was killed on Sept. 11, said the tapes showed that the operators were untrained to tell people how to save their lives. “I’m hoping that the public and the system will learn how unprepared the city of New York and the Port Authority were on that day,” Regenhard said. Many of the operators told frantic callers to stay put and wait for help, which fire dispatcher supervisor David Rosenzwieg said is standard procedure in high-rises when fires break out on lower floors. “Telling people to stay – for some reason people think that’s the wrong thing to do,” Rosenzwieg said Friday. “But the same instructions saves lives every day.” Rosenzwieg said some dispatchers were so traumatized by their encounters with the trade center victims they never came back to the job. Others retired early. “Unfortunately, they took it very much to heart,” he said. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the police 911 operators “displayed professionalism and compassion under the most trying of circumstances, often staying on the line with anguished callers until the very end.” At 9:47 a.m., one police operator did exactly that, telling another unidentified caller, “Yes, I’m here, I’m not going to go nowhere. … You know there are people there trying to get you all out right now, all right? You’re not by yourself.” The dispatcher then took a telephone number of the caller’s family and promised to reach them. Then the call went dead: “And who is this? Hello?” The first transcripts released as part of the Times lawsuit came last August, when thousands of pages of oral histories of firefighters and emergency workers, as well as radio transmissions, were released. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owned the trade center and has its own police force, released all its emergency recordings in 2003. The Sept. 11 commission concluded in 2004 that the operators did not have enough information to allow more people to escape from the twin towers. “Are they still standing?” one dispatcher asked at 10:15 a.m., 16 minutes after the south tower collapsed. “The World Trade Center is there, right?” 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

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UPL Secretariat confirms rescheduling of 8 fixtures

first_imgKCCA have seen four of their fixtures affected. (PHOTO/File)The Uganda Premier League secretariat has confirmed the adjustment of more fixtures.This was through a letter that was sent to several stakeholders on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019.The adjustment is to allow the Uganda Cranes to continue preparations for the upcoming CHAN return leg with Burundi this Saturday. The other reason cited is the upcoming international friendly away to Kenya.As a consequence, four games have been postponed and will be played at a later date.The postponed games include Maroons FC Vs KCCA FC, Vipers SC Vs BULFC, Onduparaka FC Vs Vipers SC and Kyetume FC Vs Proline FC.The above matches have been rescheduled as follows:-22nd October 2019-Maroons FC Vs KCCA FC, Luzira Prisons Grounds-Luzira (4:30 pm)-Vipers SC Vs BUL FC, St. Mary’s Stadium-Kitende (4:00 pm) Live on SanyukaTV.-Kyetume FC Vs Proline FC, Mandela National Stadium-Namboole (4:30 pm)26th October 2019-Onduparaka FC Vs Vipers SC, Green Light Stadium-Arua (3:00 pm) Live onSanyuka TV.Defending UPL champions-KCCA FC will be playing in the CAF Confederations Cup on the 27thOctober at home to Algerian side Paradou AC and on the 3rd November away. Accordingly three of their matches that were slated to be played during that period have been postponed to allow the Kasasiros time to prepare.KCCAF FC’s games that have been postponed-Mbarara City FC vs KCCA FC-KCCA FC vs SC Villa-Proline FC vs KCCA FCRelatedly with the above postponements, the following fixtures have been adjusted.SC Villa Vs URA FC that was to be played on Tuesday 29th October 2019 has been rescheduled and will be played on Friday 1st November 2019.Kyetume FC Vs Vipers SC that was to be played on Wednesday 30th October 2019 has been rescheduled and will be played on Tuesday 29th October 2019, Mandela National Stadium-Namboole @4:00 TV.Bul FC are currently top of the standings with 19 points after the first nine rounds of action.Comments Tags: CAF Confederations CupKCCA FCtopUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

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