Taurama Aquatic Centre closure affects swimming activities

first_imgSwimming The sport of swimming in PNG has always been the quiet pride of this dynamic nation, having enjoyed great success at the national and International level both in competing and hosting events at the Taurama Aquatic Centre. It is a sport that provides club programs which include ‘Learn to swim’ (with the goal to teach children how to swim and to promote physical activity through swimming to protect people’s lives from the dangers of drowning), junior, intermediate and senior programs, said PNG Swimming Inc Secretary Carly Pini said in a statement yesterday. “Our elite programs are in place to prepare our PNG senior swimmers for the 2021 Oceania Championships in Fiji and the deferred 2021 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.” However, with the closure of the Taurama Aquatic Centre under the direction of the Government and Controller’s office, Club swimming in the National Capital District has come to a standstill. Pini said the events scheduled for later in the year have now been postponed including the Theodist National Championships and the FINA On Line technical official clinic. “We have already seen the devastating effects to our only other amateur swimming club based in Lae with the Sir Ignatius Kilage public 50m pool being closed since March, and will work closely with PNG Sports Foundation and National Sports Trust Limited in the hope, in the not too distant future, the pool facilities will be made available to the clubs again. As a responsible sporting organisation, PNG Swimming Inc remains obligated to the health and welfare of its athletes and will continue to keep abreast of all updated information it receives on COVID-19 risk assessment and how to protect yourself checklist provided by the Government and PNG National Pandemic Controllers office, WHO and FINA. The predicament we are now faced with is that the sport of swimming will close for an indefinite period of time which will amount to a long journey to recovery the longer it stays closed. The World Health Organization, South East Asia, has said, “Swimming in a well-maintained and chlorinated pool is safe,” and FINA having received confirmation of this through a recent study conducted by the University Medical Centre of Utrecht (NED) providing evidence that Covid-19 inactivation occurs in chlorinated water at conditions that are acceptable to swimmers. But with the closure of the pool facility, it is important our athletes stay fit and healthy (walk, run, gym) as exercise is a proven attribute to maintaining a healthy existence especially during this Covid-19 pandemic period, Pini said in the statement. PNG Swimming Inc has reached out to the PNG Sports Foundation, with a request to use the back entrance of the facility into the pool area and use the four lanes furthest away from the indoor facility to allow BASC to continue their training programs from 3pm to 5.30pm. “As an organization, we are completely aware and in agreement that the safety of our swimmers and the community at large is our number one priority,” Pini said. “We appeal to the PNGSF, NSTL and PNG Covid-19 Task Force to discuss how we can figure out a way to open up swimming for the clubs in Papua New Guinea that is Covid-19 safe and secure in the safest possible environment for all.”last_img read more

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Richard Pybus appointed High- Performance Director by CWI

first_imgRICHARD Pybus, Cricket West Indies’ former director of cricket, has rejoined the regional governing body as High-Performance Director, CWI announced yesterday.In this new role, Pybus will work alongside the Chairman of Selectors and all the technical coaches in the region to improve the high-performance programmes and standards within franchise cricket.His role will also include, but not limited to standardising coaching and preparation for regional teams and overseeing a talent identification programme from the Under-19 level all the way to the WINDIES International level.Pybus’ record with high-performance programmes is well established. He is the most successful South African franchise coach having won nine championships across all formats. The two-time South African Coach-of-the-Year was a member of a system that developed the likes of current South African captain Faf du Plessis, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and AB de Villiers.The High-Performance programme aims to support the continued development of CWI’s regional franchise cricket and put systems in place to close the gap between regional franchise cricket and International cricket.“I am delighted to be re-joining Cricket West Indies in this newly created role. I am looking forward to working with Jimmy Adams and the rest of the cricket department to improve standards within a system that I know well. My focus will be on developing our high-performance programmes and helping to identify and coach the most talented cricketers in the Caribbean,” he said.Pybus’ appointment is for an initial term of two years.In his previous role as Director of Cricket from October 2013 to December 2016, Pybus oversaw Windies victories in two ICC World T20s, an ICC Women’s World T20 and an ICC U-19 World Cup.Along with International head coaching roles with Pakistan and Bangladesh, Pybus has coached extensively in South Africa for Border, Titans and Cape Cobras, as well as Middlesex CCC in England, at domestic cricket level.He will be based at the CWI Headquarters in Antigua.last_img read more

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Kalas keen to make fresh start at Boro

first_imgChelsea defender Tomas Kalas has told the Northern Echo he hopes his loan spell at Middlesbrough will act as a fresh start for his career.Kalas admitted he regretted rejecting Boro in the summer to join Bundesliga side Cologne, where he failed to make an appearance in a loan spell that was cut short after six months.The 21-year-old Czech agreed a switch to the Riverside Stadium last week and made his debut in a goalless draw with Reading on Saturday, playing 90 minutes at right-back.Kalas said: “In the last year and a half, I can count the number of games I have played on one hand. There weren’t many, so I hope this is the start of a better future.“It didn’t go the way I would have wanted at Cologne. I had zero games and zero minutes. I’m just pleased it’s over to be honest.“Everyone can imagine what it was like for a player who wasn’t playing and who wants to play. I went there on loan to play, but it didn’t work out well.“I hope the fact I played the first game here is a sign of things to come. It’s a good start and hopefully I can improve myself.”Kalas made four appearances for Chelsea last season, including playing 90 minutes against Liverpool in April, and previously had a loan spell at Dutch club Vitesse.He is one of three Chelsea players on Middlesbrough’s books, alongside striker Patrick Bamford and defender Kenneth Omeruo, and says the familiar faces will help him adjust to the Championship.“When I came, I already knew some people, so that made it easier to settle in,” said Kalas.“You have people who you can ask about training, or the game day, or even just about the food. It’s been helpful that Patrick and Kenneth are here.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Manager places Arsenal man ‘top of his list’ – England experience…

first_imgThe reason behind this is Marco Giampaolo’s appointment as Gennaro Gattuso’s replacement at the San Siro, the man who helped develop the Uruguayan into the player the Gunners fell in love with last season.Spending £27m on the defensive midfielder, Arsenal acquired a very talented footballer who enjoyed a good first season under Unai Emery, suggesting they will not be willing to let him go in the next couple of months.Regardless of this, Marco Giampaolo has placed his former pupil ‘at the top of his list’, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, giving his new team a headache from the off.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Italian newspaper discuss the comments made by Torreira’s agent on Wednesday, who revealed a phone call from his client’s former manager would be ‘special’, and stick the knife a bit further in by claiming the 23-year-old’s experience in England ‘hasn’t seduced him’.Gazzetta are suggesting the former Sampdoria starlet wouldn’t mind returning to Italy if he got the chance, which would cost them ‘at least €35m’.That seems awfully low, as did the previously reported €40m, but if he really isn’t happy, perhaps they simply hope he can force his way out of the Emirates for a fee that would allow Arsenal to make their money back and a bit more.This all sounds far too convenient, if you ask us, and we’ll have to wait and see how this develops before jumping to any conclusions about Torreira’s true feelings in all this.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo Having already covered this story a couple of times, it’s fairly clear that Milan have some interest in Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira, regardless of how difficult it would be for the Italians.last_img read more

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DoF opens talks with Arsenal to sign player in ‘dream’ transfer…

first_imgAccording to Turkish newspaper Takvim, Fenerbahce have opened talks with Arsenal with regards to loaning Mesut Özil. After falling out of favour with Arsenal manager Unai Emery, Özil is said to be considering his future and Takvim claim the 30 year old is looking to leave the club this January to make a fresh start.It’s reported Fenerbahçe’s director of football Damien Comolli is in transfer discussions with Arsenal and that the Gunners are said to be keen to pay some of his wages in order to offload him.Takvim claim if everything goes well then, a ‘dream’ transfer could turn into reality for Fenerbahçe.The Yellow Canaries were linked with a move to Özil last summer and with his situation with Arsenal not getting any better, there’s a chance the Süper Lig side could land him.Özil is a boyhood Fenerbahçe fan and he’s stated numerous times he would love to play for the club before hanging up his boots.The former Real Madrid midfielder is under contract at the Emirates until June 2021.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameWill You Build The Most Beautiful City?Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLifestly.comWhere Ronaldo lives at 42 is heartbreakingLifestly.comUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoPerfect-Dating.comThere Are Many Handsome Guys in Tung Chung Who Happen to Be Single!Perfect-Dating.comUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

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Levski broke a new anti-record – BG Football – efbet League

first_imgAfter another failure in the championship – with 0: 1 at home against Tsarsko Selo, Levski broke a new sad anti-record in its history. For the first time, the Blues failed to win 6 consecutive championship matches at their stadium. They do not have a victory of “Georgi Asparuhov” in 2020. From its beginning, they failed to win at home against Slavia (twice 1: 2), Ludogorets (0: 1), Lokomotiv Plovdiv (1: 2), Beroe (0: 2) and Tsarsko Selo (0: 1). ).Anton UzunovSo far, they had reached 5 consecutive unbeaten matches of “Gerena” only in 2013. Then, however, the series was better for the “blues”, because there were draws in it – 1: 1 with Slavia, 1: 2 with Lokomotiv Plovdiv, 0: 0 with Beroe, 1: 1 with Cherno More and 0: 2 with Ludogorets. . Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

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F1 legend Jenson Button’s stunning model wife Brittny Ward shows off growing baby bump as duo prepare for second child

first_img Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heelscenter_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uk JENSON BUTTON’S wife Brittny Ward has showed off her growing baby bump.The Formula 1 legend, 40, and the model, 28, announced last month that they are expecting their second child.Brittny Ward shared this snap with her 310,000 Instagram followersBrittny, who has been dating Button since 2016, has given fans an update of her pregnancy.The former UFC ring girl showed off her bump as she posed for a selfie in her dressing room.Alongside the image, she wrote: “Baby girl is growing! She’s the size of an orange. #babybutton.”Jenson and former Playboy Playmate Brittny got together following his split from Jessica Michibata in 2015.The couple were due to get married last summer, but that was put on hold when Brittny found out she was pregnant. Ten months ago, the loved-up couple welcomed their son Hendrix to the world.And despite still being a toddler, he already has his own Instagram page with over 13,000 followers.Jenson Button and Brittny Ward have a son called HendrixAnd now the 2009 Formula 1 world champion and his partner are excited to meet their daughter.Announcing her pregnancy on Instagram, Brittny wrote: “We can’t wait to meet you baby girl.“@hendrixbutton is going to be the best big brother.”Jenson Button and ex-Playboy model fiancee Brittny Ward reveal 10-month-old son has undergone surgery for hip dysplasia Most awesome bullfighting festivallast_img read more

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Texas cop who fatally shot 15-year-old has been fired, police say

first_img Related artolympic/iStock/Thinkstock(BALCH SPRINGS, Texas) — The officer who fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in Balch Springs, Texas, on Saturday has been fired, police said at a press conference Tuesday evening.Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber identified that officer as Roy Oliver and said he had been a member of the police department since 2011.The incident in question took place Saturday evening as police were responding to a report of “several underage kids” who were allegedly drunk at a residence in Balch Springs. Police initially said that Edwards was in a vehicle that backed up in the direction of the responding officers “in an aggressive manner.” One officer opened fire, striking Edwards, who was sitting in the front passenger seat. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Authorities later admitted, however, that they had misspoken in recounting what occurred and that it appeared as though the vehicle Edwards was in was driving away from the officers when shots were fired, based on body cam footage.“I unintentionally, incorrectly said the vehicle was backing down the road,” Haber said Monday. “According to the video, the vehicle was moving forward as the officer approached.”Haber added, “After reviewing the video, I don’t believe that [the shooting] met our core values.”That footage is not yet public and there is no timeline for its release.Balch Springs police said this evening that the department is continuing to look into the actions of the other officer involved, who remains on duty. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a separate investigation into the incident.Police said the district attorney’s office will decide whether Oliver faces charges in the shooting.Earlier in the day, Edwards’ family said their only desire is is to seek justice in the teen’s death.In a statement released by the family’s attorney, Lee Merritt, on Tuesday, Edwards was described as a “loving child, with a humble and sharing spirit.”“The bond that he shared with his family, particularly his siblings was indescribable,” the family said.According to Merritt, Edwards 16-year-old brother was driving the car and at first was unaware that his brother had been hit and “attempted to get away from the gunshots.”Once Edwards’ brother discovered that the 15-year-old had been shot, he flagged down another squad car that passed by them, Merritt told ABC News Monday evening. He added that it took about 10 to 15 minutes for the teen to receive any medical attention.The family’s statement said Edwards’ brothers lost their best friend.“Their young lives will forever be altered. No one, let alone young children, should witness such horrific, unexplainable violence,” the family said.“While our family attempts to cope with our loss, we ask that at this time the community please refrain from protests and marches in Jordan’s and our family’s name as we prepare for his funeral,” the family’s statement continued. “We do not support nor do we condone any violence or threats made against the Balch Springs Police Department or any other law enforcement agencies.”Describing their tragic loss as “inescapable,” Edwards’ family added, “What we desire, only second to having our beloved Jordan back, is justice for Jordan.”According to ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA, the Dallas County Medical Examiner has ruled Edwards’ death a homicide. The cause of death was listed as a rifle wound to the head.Haber has vowed to be “transparent” and “accountable” in the investigation.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Parent-Teachers Conferences start today

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016:Tuesday• Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4 to 7:30 p.m.• Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.Wednesday• Picture retakes 1 p.m.Thursday• Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4 to 7:30 p.m.Friday• NO SCHOOL• Football at Mulvane, 7 p.m.Saturday• Regional Cross Country at El Dorado.• Sub-state Volleyball at Rose Hill.• Back to the 80’s dance at 7 p.m.Sunday• Back to the 80’s at 2:30 p.m.Monday• No School• Sub Varsity Football at Wellington vs. Mulvane 5 p.m.Today’s lunch — Choice of Super Nachos, Korean BBQ Pork Tacos, saladTomorrow’s lunch — Choice of Chicken Patty or Spicy Chicken Patty, Hamburger Steak, salad.Today’s News:*Mrs. Lawless’ 8th hour Career and Community Connections class is hosting a Spooktacular Fun Run on Saturday October 29th at WHS. Registration begins at 9:30 am and the 5K run starts at 10:00 am. We are also having a Obstacle Course that begins at 10:15 a.m. This is a free event for adults and children and donations are accepted. The money donated will go to families in need here in the Wellington area. We hope to see you there in your  costumes!* The college visit planned to Cowley on October 19th has been cancelled. Students-if you have any questions, please see Mrs. Case in room 301.*There will be a SADD meeting on Thursday @ 7:30am in the Auditorium.*Students- School picture retakes are tomorrow at 1:00. You can pickup picture packets in the office. The retake fee is $5 , unless your eyes were closed to get your package reprinted.*Students who did not attend the Crusader creator meeting last night need to see Mrs. Groom today for a fundraising packet.*Seniors: On Tuesday, November 1st at 2:30 p.m., Chris Curtis from Jostens will be here to meet with the senior class to hand out order information for caps and gowns, announcements , etc. The guidance department will also discuss the local scholarship application process. Then on Friday, November 4 Seniors will turn in their Jostens order forms during the three lunches.*Students- You can now enter through the back doors during school hours.  Press the silver button on the left side of the doors and wait in front of the camera for assistance.Guidance Office News:Visits during lunch:Tuesday- October 25- Army Sgt MorganWednesday- October 26-Butler CCCThursday- October 27- Cloud CCCWednesday- Nov 2– Kansas State UniversityWednesday-Nov 30- Washburn University.Today is National…National Chocolate Cupcake Day.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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