Delay in soccer star clearance papers worry fans

first_imgThis was a worry raised by Papua New Guinea Football fans in Honiara over the weekend after PNG’s lethal striker Tommy Semmy was said to have missed a few games with his new Solomon Islands club due to paper work delays.Fans are questioning why there is a prolonged delay in clearing of papers for Semmy to play for Marist FC in the Solomon Islands Soccer League.In a post on social media yesterday, a fan urged the Papua New Guinea Football Association (PNGFA) to shed light on the delay as fans in Honiara have been questioning Solomon Islands Football Federation as they can’t wait to see Tommy in action.Attempts to get comments from the PNGFA office after numerous calls failed.However, from the Hekari FC sources, they said the PNGFA management has sent Tommy Semmy’s International Transfer Clearance (ITC) to a New Zealand club which the Marist club found out about and forwarded it back to the Hekari United FC management to verify.This has caused the delay of Semmy taking the field with Marist FC since the season started two weeks ago.last_img read more

25 newborns recorded on Christmas Day

first_imgThe joy of December 25 was celebrated by 25 new mothers across the country as they gave birth to their Christmas babies.The New Amsterdam Public Hospital had its first delivery, a boy, weighing two kilograms (kg), from Tricia Hazel, 23, of Number 75 Village, Corentyne at 03:43hPresident David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger share a light moment with Malinie Rose, mother of the first 2017 Christmas baby. Also in photo is Public Health Minister Volda Lawrenceon December 25.The young mother disclosed that she never expected to have a Christmas baby and all she wanted was to have a safe delivery. Hazel said she was excited that her baby has arrived safe and healthy.Just over an hour later at 05:04h, Drupattie Looknauth, 36, of Bush Lot Village, Corentyne, delivered her ninth child, another boy weighing 3kg.Within an hour of Drupattie’s delivery, Hemwattie Samaroo delivered a beautifulMinister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings alongside two of Linden’s new mothers and their babiesbaby girl weighing 2kg.At 11:25h, Nandy Nanlall, of West Canje, delivered her first child, a boy weighing 3.1kg. The youngest Christmas Day mother was Akash Lockhan, 20, of Belvedere, Corentyne, who delivered her second child – a boy weighing 3.3kgBibi Lockraj, 24, of Blairmont, West Bank Berbice, also delivered her second child – a boy weighing 2.9kg at 19:15h.At the Fort Wellington Hospital, midwife Hully Semple made a safe delivery atHemwattie Samaroo and her baby girl19:10h. The 3kg baby girl was delivered to Jasmatie Lonston of Number Three Village, West Coast Berbice, joining two siblings.At the Linden Hospital Complex, seven healthy babies were born, while at the Georgetown Public Hospital, five births were recorded (four girls and one boy), and another two babies were expected to be delivered, bringing the total to seven.Malvin Heywood was the first Christmas newborn at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Born to Malinie Rose, little Malvin arrived in the world at 00:02h on December 25, 2017.At the time, 68 mothers with babies (36 boys and 32 girls) have been registered in the Georgetown Public Hospital Maternity Ward’s post-natal unit.Meanwhile, on the Essequibo Coast, two births were recorded. Serita Latchman gave birth to a healthy baby girl while Dorothy Daniels delivered a bouncing baby boy at the Suddie Public Hospital.last_img read more

Lost items found at the local FSJ Movie Theatre

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP received numerous found items from a local movie theatre located in Fort St John on July 8th, 2019.The found items had been left at the theatre from as long as 4 years ago before they were turned into the RCMP.Some of the articles turned over to the RCMP were:cell phones,a power bar,car keys,car fobs,house keys,wallets and purses.- Advertisement -Anyone wishing to claim any property must provide a full description of the item to Cst Joe McDONALD who can be reached at the Fort St John RCMP Detachment located at 10648 100 St or reached by phone at 250-263-6393.last_img read more

Keita out of Liverpool’s Bayern Champions League tie

first_imgKeita, 24, who started the first leg three weeks ago in central midfield alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson, was left out “due to a minor injury”, the club confirmed.However, right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold was included in the 21-man squad despite picking up a knock in Liverpool’s 4-2 win over Burnley in the Premier League at the weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has been ruled out of the trip to Bayern with a minor injury © AFP/File / Christof STACHEMUNICH, Germany, Mar 12 – Guinea midfielder Naby Keita has been ruled out of the Liverpool squad for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Bayern Munich with injury.After a goalless last 16, first-leg draw at Anfield, a win or a score draw at Munich’s Allianz Arena would send Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool into the quarter-finals.last_img read more

TOURISM BOOST FOR DONEGAL AS TOP CHINESE JOURNALISTS FLOWN INTO COUNTY

first_imgJournalists Effie Jia, Iris Deng, Yuanyue Bi and Wang Ting with Xin Wang, Tourism Ireland (second right), and tour guide Min Lin Siew (right), at the Slieve League Cliffs, Co Donegal.Pic – John McConnellHOTEL staff in Donegal may have to start brushing up on their Mandarin – tourism chiefs have targeted the China to help boost the number of visitors to the county.Four Chinese journalists have been visiting Donegal as guests of Tourism Ireland.The group includes a blogger, a travel photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic and Lonely Planet, as well as two magazine journalists from China. They are here to experience at first-hand some of the many things to see and do in Ireland for features stories they will write when they return home.The journalists’ itinerary, designed by Fáilte Ireland, included visits to Dublin Castle and the ID2015 Design Hub, Trinity College and the Book of Kells and the Guinness Storehouse.Then it was on to Donegal, where the group took on a guided walk of the Slieve League cliffs and visits to Donegal Castle and Glenveagh Castle and Gardens.Amanda Burns, Tourism Ireland’s manager for Asia, said: “China is an important emerging travel market and one that Tourism Ireland is committed to growing over the coming years. The aim of this fact-finding visit is to increase awareness of the island of Ireland.” Mayor Ciaran Brogan welcomed the boost.“It’s fair to say a few years ago Donegal would not have been on the map when it came to tourism initiatives like this but now Tourism Ireland are really helping to push the real Ireland to overseas visitors,” said Cllr Brogan.“The Wild Atlantic Way is certainly helping and we know we could create many more jobs here if the council is given more funding to help develop the route further.”Cllr Brogan at the launch of the viewing point at Cnoc Fola last weekTOURISM BOOST FOR DONEGAL AS TOP CHINESE JOURNALISTS FLOWN INTO COUNTY was last modified: September 26th, 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:donegalNumbersTourism IrelandVisitorslast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Falls to No. 50 Wichita State

first_imgThe Shockers claimed the doubles point to take an early 1-0 and continued their momentum into singles. The Bulldogs had a bright spot at No. 2 singles as Tess Herder managed to force a third set, but ultimately fell 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8) to Fatima Bizhukova. Match Notes Drake has a quick turnaround as it hosts Missouri State on Sunday at 11 a.m. 1. Giulia Guidetti (WSU) def. Brills, Summer (DU) 6-1, 6-1 3. Ting-Ya Hsu (WSU) def. Lomas, Joely (DU) 6-0, 6-2 1. Fatima Bizhukova/Gabriela Porubin (WSU) def. Brills, Summer/Lomas, Joely (DU) 6-2 2. Fatima Bizhukova (WSU) def. Herder, Tess (DU) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8) Ting-Ya Hsu defeated Joely Lomas, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, while Giulia Giudetti topped Summer Brills, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1 to clinch the match. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team suffered a 7-0 loss to No. 50 Wichita State on Saturday afternoon at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. 6. No player (WSU) def. No player (DU), by default 5. Marija Mastilovic (WSU) def. Kozlowski, Alex (DU) 6-3, 7-5  Print Friendly Version Doubles competition Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,3,1,4,5,2) 4. Marta Bellucco (WSU) def. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-4, 6-2 #50 Wichita State 7, Drake 0April 8, 2017  Singles competition 2. Herder, Tess/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) vs. Tanaporn Thongsing/Ting-Ya Hsu (WSU) 2-5, unfinishedlast_img read more

InniBos: Lowveld Arts Festival

first_img25 June 2004A bright new star shines in South Africa’s arts festival circuit. The Lowveld National Arts Festival, InniBos (literally: In the Bush), takes place in Nelspruit from 30 June to 3 July, with over 60 productions set to take place amid the Lowveld’s magnificent scenery and amazing winter climate.InniBos is based on the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival and Aardklop Festival, but with its own unique packaging.In essence, InniBos is an Afrikaans arts festival – though with a strong Portuguese component, due to the fact that the Lowveld is situated ideally to serve the Mozambican and Gauteng Portuguese-speaking market.Other South African cultures will be involved in some of the productions, like jazz and classical music productions that pay no heed to cultural borders.A symphony concert, Afrikaans rock and satirical acts also feature among over 60 productions in 12 different venues. There will also be an extended arts and flea market, and multiple open stages to supply endless entertainment to festival goers.For more information on the festival programme, venues, bookings, accommodation and bushveld adventures on the side, visit the InniBos website – available in Afrikaans, Portuguese and English.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Rosetta mission’s lander settles on a comet and makes history

first_imgThe mission team settled on a relatively risk-free region on the “head” of the duck-shaped comet, where only 20% of the terrain contained potentially hazardous slopes greater than 30°. Plans were hatched for the 7-hour landing descent and were loaded up to the spacecraft.The landing almost didn’t take place. In the night before separation, software trouble nearly forced Ulamec to postpone it for 2 weeks. Ulamec also learned that gas thrusters—meant to pin the lander to the surface while its harpoons fired—hadn’t pressurized correctly. But mission managers decided to go ahead anyway, and just past 4 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Philae slipped out of Rosetta’s grasp at walking speeds.Step by step, Rosetta’s instruments followed the lander down and found it to be right on track. A picture taken by a camera on the underbelly of the lander at a 3-kilometer altitude showed it to be nearly in the middle of a 1-kilometer-wide landing ellipse. “The real error was much smaller than the error ellipse,” says ESA Head of Mission Operations Paolo Ferri. Sensors on the legs of the lander indicated that the surface was soft and had helped dampen Philae’s fall.But team members were still confused by conflicting data coming back from the lander, and ESA officials planned to reconvene on Thursday in Darmstadt—hopefully with more answers. “It’s complicated to land on a comet,” Ulamec says. “It’s also very complicated to understand what has happened.”To read more Rosetta coverage, visit our Rosetta collection page. DARMSTADT, GERMANY—The Rosetta orbiter on Wednesday dropped a spidery, three-legged robot the size of a small refrigerator and watched as it tentatively set down on a comet—the first time that the surface of these primordial balls of dust and ice has ever been explored.In the hours after the 11:03 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time touchdown, European scientists and engineers struggled to make sense of how stably the lander was resting on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Radio connections between the lander and the orbiter were tenuous, solar power generation was fluctuating, and the lander was not anchored by two harpoons that were supposed to have fired on touchdown. It was even possible that the lander, called Philae, had slipped or bounced—but not hard enough to fling it back into the void. Stephan Ulamec, the Philae project manager for the European Space Agency (ESA), said that the lander’s scientific instruments were taking data and that he was confident Philae would live for another day. “Maybe today, we didn’t just land once, but twice,” he said at a press briefing at ESA’s control center here.In addition to being a first for humanity, the €1.4 billion Rosetta mission marked a strikingly ambitious effort for ESA’s planetary exploration program. It was the first successful landing for the agency since January 2005, when ESA dropped the Huygens probe onto the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. To a packed audience here, ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain celebrated the historic aspect of the comet landing with obvious pride. “We’re the first to have done that, and it will stay that way forever,” he said.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)If healthy, the lander will now pursue a preprogrammed science routine on battery power lasting about 2.5 days. With sufficient solar power, Philae could continue to work for months. And already, 11 science instruments on the Rosetta orbiter have been taking measurements of 67P’s coal-black, organic-rich crust. But Philae, equipped with a drill that can sample more than 20 centimeters deep, has the potential to reveal the nature of material lying underneath the crust—where ice, dust, and organic molecules have been less altered by sunlight and outgassing. The sun’s heat causes buried ices of water, carbon dioxide, and other molecules to burst forth in diffuse jets of gas and dust.Moments after the landing, Philae lead scientist Jean-Pierre Bibring, of the Institute for Space Astrophysics in Orsay, France, was passing out toasts of Nicolas Feuillatte, a Champagne he had on hand for the occasion. He said he hadn’t been so nervous about the outcome. “As when you go to a plane, you are not the driver,” he says. “We couldn’t do more than what we did.”Getting to the moment was by no means easy. The Rosetta spacecraft launched in 2004 and whirled around the solar system on one of the longest planetary journeys ever, traveling 6.5 billion kilometers. In August, Rosetta arrived at 67P, and scientists began a frantic effort to map the feeble gravity of the comet’s mountain-sized nucleus even as they searched for boulder-free, level landing terrains. The time pressures were severe because Rosetta had to drop Philae before 67P got too close to the sun’s heat. An instrument on Rosetta is already measuring 5 liters per second of water vapor production, but that rate is expected to rise to 500 liters per second by the time 67P makes its closest approach to the sun in August 2015. ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS/DLR center_img The target area of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko looms 3 kilometers below the Philae lander as it descends to the surface. last_img read more

EPL: Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho defends John Terry substitution during match against Manchester City

first_imgChelsea football club manager Jose Mourinho has defended his decision to substitute captain John Terry at half-time during their 0-3 English Premier League (EPL) defeat against Manchester City.With City leading 1-0 at the break during Sunday’s game, Mourinho sent in Kurt Zouma to replace Terry. It was the first time that the Chelsea boss decided to substitute the central defender in an EPL match. The 34-year-old England defender had played every minute of every EPL match last season under Mourinho, leading Chelsea to their first title since 2009-10.But Mourinho asserted that conditions during Sunday’s clash at the Etihad Stadium warranted the change.Also read: Rampant Manchester City crushes Chelsea 3-0 When Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero raced clear of the Chelsea back-line moments after kick-off to force an excellent save from the Blues’ goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, Mourinho realised that his defensive strategy was already crumbling.”It was clear to me Zouma has to play,” the Portuguese manager was quoted as saying by BBC. “The point was not to take John out it was to bring Zouma in – I wanted my fastest player on the pitch, not on the bench.””When the game started and 10 seconds later you have Aguero behind the defensive line and facing Begovic, immediately you get the notion that the start wasn’t good. After that he made two or three saves because of that fragility,” he added.The 52-year-old also said that previous managers Roberto Di Matteo and Rafael Benitez had overlooked Terry on several occasions, adding that the Chelsea skipper would have left the defending EPL champions without him.advertisementAlso read:  Fake or not, Chelsea’s reality is not pretty “I don’t know if you asked questions to Rafa Benitez, Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo, to the ones that never played him,” Mourinho said. “I’m the one you shouldn’t ask because I’m the one that plays with John in every game.””I made John captain. I recovered John from a difficult situation with other managers.I brought my captain off and he was on the bench and still captain on the bench because the armband is just an armband,” he added.”I can tell you he was not dancing in the dressing room and I can also tell you he was not having a bad reaction.”last_img read more

Kanu, Cambiasso to attend official draw for FIFA U-17 WC

first_imgMumbai, Jul 5 (PTI) Legendary footballers Esteban Cambiasso and Nwankwo Kanu along with Indian sporting icons Sunil Chhetri and PV Sindhu will attend tomorrows official draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India later this year. The draw scheduled for tomorrow here will also be attended by officials from the participating teams and the host cities. The event will be telecasted live on FIFA.com. Kanu and Cambiasso are no strangers to the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Kanu held the winners trophy aloft with Nigerias Super Eaglets in 1993 while Argentine great Cambiasso participated in the 1995 edition. Kanu, who won Olympic gold in 1996, was twice chosen as African Player of the Year, and played for the Super Eagles at the 1998, 2002 and 2010 editions of the FIFA World Cup. Cambiasso, meanwhile, won the FIFA U-20 World Cup 1997 and was part of Argentinas team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. “The FIFA U-17 World Cup 1993 really spurred my career ? within years of winning the title, I won the Olympic gold and from there as I would like to believe, there wasnt any looking back,” Kanu said in a statement released by the FIFA and Local Orgainsing Committee. “This tournament provides youngsters the necessary stage for development and I believe this years edition will provide us all with exceptional talent ? much like the previous tournaments.” The two football icons will be joined by India national football team captain Sunil Chhetri and Olympic medallist shuttler Sindhu, both of whom will take part as draw assistants. PTI SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more