Trukai Fun Run set for June 16

first_imgFun Run With just 12 days to go, the 2019 Trukai Fun Run is set to kick off on Sunday 16th June at seven locations around PNG. The seven centres confirmed to host the Trukai Fun Run are Port Moresby, Lae, Alotau, Ramu, Madang, Goroka and Kokopo. Last year an estimated 80,000 participants took part in the Fun Run and it is expected that more people will participate this year. This year’s route for Port Moresby has moved from Sir John Guise Stadium to the Paga Ring Road at Ela Beach. The Fun Run starts at 6.30am from the Paga Ring road adjacent to the APEC House, past Harbour side down to the Puma Service Station roundabout and heads back the same route to the finishing at the Paga Ring road. Trukai Industries Limited brand manager Nancy Inai said preparations are well underway to ensure a safe and enjoyable event in Port Moresby and other locations. She also encouraged everyone to be in their 2019 Trukai Fun Run T-shirt to participate. “Trukai Industries and PNG Olympic Committee are working in partnership with all relevant stakeholders such as St John’s Ambulance, Police, NCDC and others to make this year’s event; safe and enjoyable for all our participants,” she said. The route is estimated to be 6km walk and Port Moresby residents are urged to come along and enjoy the day with their families and be a part of the biggest social sporting event in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. The Trukai Fun Run is an annual fundraising event for PNG Olympic Committee to raise funds for Team PNG. Funds raised from this year’s event will go towards supporting Team PNG to the upcoming 16th Pacific Games in Samoa in July to ensure our sportsmen and women are well represented at such sporting events. Each year, Trukai Industries Limited donates 100,000 t-shirts to PNGOC to sell and raise funds. The event itself is 36 years old having started in 1983. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Trukai Industries as the official sponsor of the event since 1999. Early this year, the Trukai Fun Run auctions sold a total of 61,200 shirts in both Lae and Port Moresby, a massive achievement from the previous auctions. If the crowd from last year’s event is any indication, 2019 is expected to see over 40,000 participants flock Ela Beach in a sea of yellow on Sunday, (June 16). T-shirts are selling for K15 each. Please contact PNGOC on 323 1411 or Trukai Industries on 300 0000 to buy your t-shirts. There will also be massive t-shirt sales in Port Moresby and other participating locations in the coming days. For more information about the Trukai Fun Run, please visit the Official Trukai Fun Run Facebook page www.facebook.com/trukaifunrunlast_img read more

Tennis News Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Thrill World Record Crowd Of 51,927 In Cape Town

first_imgCape Town: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal attracted what organisers said was a world record crowd for a tennis match when they played an exhibition event in the Cape Town Stadium. The organisers said an audited attendance of 51,954 beat the 42,517 who watched Roger Federer play Alexander Zverev of Germany in Mexico City last November. They also announced that the ‘Match in Africa’ raised USD 3.5-million for the Roger Federer Foundation, which supports educational and athletic programmes for children in Africa. “To have 51,954 people in attendance at a tennis match, I never thought I’d be apart of something like that,” said Federer. “It’s not something you dream about.Roger Federer, who was accompanied by his South African mother, Lynette, said his first appearance in South Africa was a special occasion. “The first time here in Cape Town, in South Africa, means so much more than just tennis,” he said. Federer won 6-4 3-6 6-3 in a match in which the players had to contend with cool, windy conditions in the stadium that was built for the 2010 football World Cup. The arena was packed with eager fans who sang, clapped and did the wave throughout the match. “It’s an amazing crowd, an amazing stadium,” said Nadal, who was making his first appearance in South Africa since playing in the country as a junior. “It’s an unforgettable evening. We will probably never play again in an atmosphere such as this one,” said Nadal. “I can’t thank enough the people here in Cape Town. They came here and created an unforgettable atmosphere.”A Ceremonial AtmosphereEarlier in the day, Federer and his doubles partner billionaire Bill Gates beat Nadal and South-African born comedian Trevor Noah in a match with more flexible rules. The ceremonial coin toss was performed by World Cup-winning Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi, who presented Federer with a Springbok jersey. The coin used was a commemorative 20 Swiss Francs piece minted with Federer’s face. He gave it to Kolisi.Rafael Nadal was making his first appearance in South Africa since playing in the country as a junior. (Image credit: Getty Images)Other high-profile South African sports stars in attendance included former Springbok captains John Smit and Jean de Villiers as well as Olympic swimmer Ryk Neethling. The match is the sixth edition of the event organised by the Roger Federer Foundation and is the first to take place in Africa. “There’s so much anticipation that goes into it that the match itself almost gets forgotten,” said Federer before the match. He said he spent childhood holidays in South Africa.”The time spent here as a kid was amazing,” Federer said. “You would go on the road and you never come back for some reason because you’ve gotta chase that little tennis ball and you’ve gotta chase your dreams.”Also Read | Novak Djokovic Thrashes Roger Federer In Straight Sets, Cruises Into Australian Open FinalTens of thousands of fans showed up early and were ecstatic when Nadal and Federer hit practice balls into the stands. One fan said she brought a wedding ring for Federer to propose to her. “I want to marry Roger,” she shouted. Earlier in the afternoon, Federer and Nadal played tennis with children from townships in Hout Bay. The children are part of an afterschool activity program with Zip Zap Circus which develops gross and fine motor skills. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Pandya, Rahul banned by BCCI following comments about women

first_imgHARDIK Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended by India’s cricket board (BCCI) after comments about women on a television show.The ban is with immediate effect and the pair have been told to return home from the tour of Australia to explain themselves.Pandya has since apologised, saying he “got carried away with the show”.The BCCI said “an enquiry and proceedings will be made against them for misconduct and indiscipline”.Pandya, 25, and Rahul, 26, were speaking on popular celebrity talk show Koffee with Karan, which is hosted by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar.The chat show is in its sixth season and this was the first time cricketers have appeared on the sofa.Pandya spoke about “hook-ups” with several women and said he liked to observe women at bars or nightclubs.He boasted on the show about being open with his parents about the liaisons. However, Rahul, who is yet to address the controversy, was more reserved with his comments.Writing on social media, Pandya added: “I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way.“Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments.India captain Virat Kohli called the comments “inappropriate” and was without the two players for his side’s defeat in the opening match of a three-match one-day series down under. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

SCSU Men’s Basketball Sees Their Season End

first_img About Connatix V56490 SCSU’s season ends with a 14-15 overall record. 720p HD 360p The St. Cloud State men’s basketball team saw their season end Wednesday night in the opening round of the NSIC tournament with a 75-67 loss at Augustana.The Huskies led by 2 at halftime and were led in scoring for the game by Anthony Roberts with 24 points and 8 rebounds and Trevon Marshall added 18 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds.  St. Cloud Cathedral graduate Michael Schaefer led Augustana with 17 points and 8 rebounds.  Schaefer made 5 free throws down the stretch to help secure the win for the Vikings. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip center_img About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) 1080p HD 1/1last_img read more

Chelsea goalkeeper being targeted by Barcelona – report

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Barcelona want Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to The Sun.It is claimed the Catalan giants have identified him as a possible replacement for Victor Valdes and that sources close to the Belgian say Barca have made an approach.Courtois, 20, joined Chelsea from Genk for £8m last year and is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid.AdChoices广告Fulham are interested in Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt, according to the Daily Mirror.Norwich and Aston Villa are also said to be keen on the Seagulls star, who started his career at Chelsea.Bridcutt is out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to agree a new deal at Brighton. 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center_img This page is regularly updated.last_img read more

Ambassador Thomas presents credentials to US President

first_imgJamaica’s new ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Ralph Thomas, officially presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the United States, Barak Obama during a ceremony held in the oval office at the White House on Thursday, September 17, 2015.President Obama in his remarks said, “Jamaica and the United States are tied together by history, culture, family and most importantly by friendship.” He expressed strong support for the government and people of Jamaica and for the continued development of the special relationship that exists between the two countries.In recounting his visit to Jamaica in April, President Obama said he was heartened by the warm reception he received from the people of Jamaica and pointed out that in the meetings he had with Prime Minister the Most Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, great progress was made to deepen and strengthen our cooperation in the region.The US president said that the town hall meeting at the University of the West Indies reaffirmed his conviction that the young people of Jamaica are poised to lead their country to new and greater heights and that the US continues to value Jamaica as a true leader of the Caribbean.In presenting his Letter of Credence to the President of the United States, Ambassador Ralph Thomas said that during his tenure, he would work to further deepen and strengthen the relationship between Jamaica and the US. “Over the years, Jamaica and the United States have shared a strong fraternal relationship which has been to our benefit and it is my firm intention to facilitate as much as possible the further strengthening of this bond.”Ambassador Thomas noted that the discussions that took place between Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and President Obama identified priorities for engaging with the United States, including issues such as: energy; trade and investment; competitiveness; youth-related matters; immigration and deportation.. These he said are key issues he intends to focus on while in office.He pointed out that the United States remains our most important trading partner and the island continues to attract a significant number of American tourists. He said it is his aim to work at increasing the trade ties and tourism arrivals between the two countries, as we both seek to cement the economic recovery process and increase opportunities for our people.Jamaica values the tremendous support now being extended with respect to development financing in the areas of energy; climate change and disaster management which emanated from the high-level meetings held earlier this year, with Vice President Biden.Ambassador Thomas reiterated the Government’s deepest appreciation for the invaluable assistance provided by the United States Government in helping Jamaica to secure critical funding from the International Financial Institutions, in particular the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).He noted that Jamaica has made significant strides with respect to meeting the targets set by these institutions. The austerity effects on our social programmers have been grave but the Government is steadfastly pursuing various avenues to spur growth and attract investments to the island, which will ultimately be to the benefit of our people, especially the less fortunate in our society”, he said.Jamaica’s envoy to Washington was appointed Jamaica’s twelfth ambassador to the United States by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on August 21, 2015. Previously, he was appointed Ambassador to the Republic of China in 2013 and focused on strengthening relationships between the two countries in key areas of development.A former teaching fellow at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona School of Business and Management, Ambassador Thomas has experience in multinational banking and trade finance and served as Vice President of the Bank of New York during his twenty two years with that institution.last_img read more

After drop-off last season, Bears look for big rebound

first_img COMMENT CHICAGO BEARS (8-8)CAMP SITE: Lake Forest, Ill.LAST YEAR: Bears went from winning NFC North at 12-4 in coach Matt Nagy’s first season to finishing third in division and missing playoffs for the eighth time in nine years. QB Mitchell Trubisky took step back in third season. Offense that lacked playmakers besides WR Allen Robinson ranked among worst in league. Defense led by Khalil Mack continued to perform well, though struggled to force turnovers. Monsters of the Midway had 19 takeaways, down from NFL-best 36 in 2018.IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: QB Nick Foles, OLB Robert Quinn, TE Jimmy Graham, TE Cole Kmet, CB Jaylon Johnson, WR Ted Ginn Jr., S Tashaun Gipson, DT John Jenkins, RB Germain Ifedi.IMPORTANT LOSSES: OL Kyle Long, LB Leonard Floyd, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, CB Prince Amukamara, TE Trey Burton, WR Taylor Gabriel.PANDEMIC CHALLENGES: Bears declared competition between Trubisky and Foles an open one. Now, it really gets underway after pandemic wiped out on-field offseason workouts. Trubisky scheduled to get first reps with starters. But Bears have said they will see even time in camp.CAMP NEEDS: All eyes figure to be on quarterbacks as Bears try to figure out their starter. That’s not their only issue. Though Nagy is back, Bears overhauled staff on offense — most notably hiring Bill Lazor as coordinator and Juan Castillo as line coach.EXPECTATIONS: Bears see themselves as playoff contender despite drop-off last season. They need to fix offense if they’re going to bounce back. That starts with quarterback, whether it’s Trubisky or Foles. This looks like last chance in Chicago for Trubisky, drafted No. 2 overall in 2017 — ahead of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. Besides trade with Jacksonville for Foles, Bears declined Trubisky’s fifth-year option for 2021.Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Written Bycenter_img Last Updated: 21st July, 2020 06:46 IST After Drop-off Last Season, Bears Look For Big Rebound Bears went from winning NFC North at 12-4 in coach Matt Nagy’s first season to finishing third in division and missing playoffs for the eighth time in nine years Associated Press Television News First Published: 21st July, 2020 06:46 IST LIVE TVlast_img read more

Grosvenor Casinos launches sports betting product with Kambi

first_img StumbleUpon Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Kristian NylénStockholm Nasdaq-listed sports betting platform provider Kambi continues to grow its ‘tier 1’ industry client portfolio by announcing that it has launched its betting services for Rank Group online subsidiary Grosvenor Casinos (Grosvenorcasinos.com)Chosen as sports betting software provisions partner by Rank Group in January, Kambi has delivered a full range of markets to Grosvenorcasinos.com in time for a packed summer of sports.Rank Group management announced that Kambi betting services had been successfully integrated within its main digital platform powered by industry development specialist Bede Gaming.Kambi governance detailed the importance of its new betting partnership, stating that it would increase its coverage within the UK to Grosvenor’s 1.7 million customers.Updating the market Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi Group plc commented on the Grosvenor Casinos sports betting launch“We’re excited to launch the Grosvenor Casinos sportsbook in collaboration with the Bede Gaming management system. Going live ahead of the European Championships will empower Grosvenor Casinos to offer their customer base a great sports betting experience and we look forward to working together to make sure the upcoming tournament is a success.”Adam Joseph, Director of Digital Operations for Grosvenor Casinos, welcomed Kambi as sports betting partners:“This is a really exciting time for Grosvenor and the Grosvenor sports betting experience is a key addition to our product set.We can now offer our customers a comprehensive online gaming experience. With the Kambi sportsbook tools, coupled with the capability of the Bede Gaming Management system we will be able to provide a full enhanced betting and gaming experience to our customer base.”last_img read more

BetConstruct plans to challenge the status quo in UK market

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Vahe Baloulian, BetConstructMulti-channel supplier BetConstruct has said that it is going to challenge the status quo in the UK supply chain now that it has been granted a Combined Remote Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission.Vahe Baloulian, BetConstruct CEO, commented: “The Combined Remote Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission widens the path for BetConstruct to one of the most important gaming and betting markets – the United Kingdom. Although this market is mature and somewhat saturated, we believe what BetConstruct has to offer is quite unique and can be the differentiator the operators are looking for.“Being headquartered in the UK, we have studied this market for a long time now. We look forward to challenging the status quo there with the new technologies and services we have developed in recent years.”This licence adds to BetConstruct’s licences granted by the UK Gambling Commission, Malta Gambling Authority and other jurisdictions which all allow BetConstruct to help its partners meet necessary requirements for operating in different regions.It’s been a busy month for the UK regulator, which has just announced Tim Miller will be joining as Executive Director with oversight of corporate affairs, stakeholder engagement and our evidence and analysis team. Miller is currently Head of Policy and Communications at the Local Government Ombudsman and will be joining the Commission at the end of August.Chief Executive Sarah Harrison said: “I am delighted to welcome Tim to the Gambling Commission leadership team. He brings excellent communications, policy and research expertise to the Commission’s vital work to help keep gambling fair, safe and free from crime.”Meanwhile the Commission has revealed that Blue Riband Gaming and Leisure Limited, trading as  Blue Riband Bet, is no longer operating and has surrendered its operating licence and personal management licences. The boutique bookmaker had been overseen by a former management team from Marathonbet.last_img read more

Play’n GO acquires Romanian gaming licence

first_img Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020 Share Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Johan Törnqvist, Play’n GO.Play’n GO has announced that its been awarded a class two licence from the Romanian National Gambling Office. It now hosts over 80 games on the sites of more than 100 operators, in 32 languages.The Swedish supplier will now be able to supply its premium content to all online channels for gaming operators in the country’s recently regulated market.The move to acquire a gaming licence in Romania followed significant demand for Play’n GO’s award-winning content from customers based in the eastern European country.Johan Törnqvist, CEO of Play’n GO, said: “This is a landmark day for the company and we are delighted to have been awarded a gaming licence for Romania, a growing market that we have had our eyes on for some time.“We have a long line of parties interested in our premium, best-in-class content and we can’t wait to see the joy on Romanian player’s faces as they interact with our games for the first time.” Submit Sweden: Soft2Bet CEO Chaikin on prospering in igaming’s brave new world August 18, 2020last_img read more