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PNG kickboxers invited to register under WKF

first_imgWKF World secretary general and Oceania president Robert Wilesmith has invited kickboxers in all provinces across PNG and surrounding Oceania countries.Wilesmith invited kickboxers to get registered and join the WKF to get global exposure by getting their names in the WKF World Rankings.“By being registered under WKF, all the global Promoters around the world will see who the PNG fighters are as Promoters cannot guess who is in PNG.“The PNGKBA cannot create a pathway for PNG fighters to fight for World Titles unlike the WKF,” he said.Wilesmith added that the fighters need to enter the International WKF Rankings, and also compete at the WKF Amateur World Championships in Andria Italy on November  14-19,  2016.Anyone that wishes to register as a fighter, an official, a promoter or a trainer can contact the WKF Australia Oceania head office president Robert Wilesmith on email: wkfaustraliaoceania@hotmail.comlast_img read more

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Barras push into second place

first_imgThe Barras are now only two points behind current leaders Netherlands.From 12 matches played, the Barras have won eight and lost four, which has brought them up to 16 competition points.The current standings:Netherlands (18), PNG (16), Scotland (15), Kenya (12), Hong Kong (11), Nepal (8), Namibia (6), United Arab Emirates (6).The ICC World Cricket League Championship is the top division of the World Cricket League (WCL) system, and forms part of the qualification process for the Cricket World Cup.last_img read more

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Pollard puts the spring back to Boks

first_imgSchalk Burger, JP Pietersen and Bryan Habana scored tries to bring the match alive in front of more than 50,000 people at Newcastle. But Pollard’s deadly accuracy secured the key points.Scotland staged an heroic comeback in the second half after trailing 20-3 at the break and twice hauled themselves to within seven points against the Springboks.But each time Pollard denied them the chance for what could have been be a crucial losing bonus point, landing a drop goal the first time and a 50-metre penalty the second time.It was the first defeat in the tournament for the Scots and for South Africa it made their pathway from Pool B to the play-offs more clear.The opening loss to Japan has been put behind them as they improved to two wins from three games, the same as Scotland and Japan who posted their second win when they ended Samoa’s long-shot hopes earlier Saturday.With South Africa and Japan still to play the United States, and Scotland’s final game is against Samoa, the pool could well be decided on bonus points.South Africa, who missed an attacking bonus point against Scotland have three, Scotland two and Japan nil.Scrum-half Fourie du Preez, stepping up to captain South Africa after the inspirational Jean de Villiers suffered a career ending broken jaw against Samoa, directed play with surety.– Scots muscled out –He used South Africa’s pack led by man-of-the-match Lodewyk de Jager to out-muscle the Scots, dominating scrums and mauls, while raking kicks from fly-half Pollard were used to turn Scotland wings Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser.Wearing their white away strip, the Springboks announced their forward dominance from the start as they set up camp deep in Scotland territory.Even after being driven back to their own 22 by a couple of quick penalties, a tighthead allowed them to ram their way back up field with a try awarded to Schalk Burger after a mass drive over the line.The signs were ominous for Scotland that they were well outmuscled up front.A forward drive that marched the Scots back nearly 15 metres eventually produced a penalty which Pollard duly slotted from in front of the posts.Facing an early 10-0 deficit, Scotland tried to up the pace of the game to upset the Springboks rhythm but for every metre they gained by running the ball they lost many more as South targeted the Scots wings with deep kicks.A second Pollard penalty from close range had South Africa 13-0 after 26 minutes before Greig Laidlaw put Scotland on the board with a penalty of his own.When Jannie du Plessis was sent to the sin-bin after referee Nigel Owens lost patience with repeated tackle infringements, Scotland were unable to capitalise.Rather the under-manned Springbok pack were still able to drive the Scots back with JP Pietersen coming off his wing to take the ball at first receiver and have clear run to the line for their second try.Pollard’s conversion gave South Africa a 20-3 win at the break.Scotland struck back at the start of the second half with a quick 10 points from another Laidlaw penalty who also converted  Seymour’s try.The wing was on  hand to finish after Duncan Weir, starting at fly-half in place of the injured Finn Russel, pulled off a well-time intercept when Scotland were desperately defending five metres from their line and ran 80-metres downfield before unloading for the wing to scoreWith the deficit at seven points, Pollards drop goal stretched it to 10.When Laidlaw landed his third penalty, Pollard came back with two more.With time running out Brian Habana crossed for  South Africa’s third try., but the vital fourth for a bonus point eluded them.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000South Africa’s fly half Handre Pollard passes the ball during the Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Samoa at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England, on September 26, 2015. PHOTO/AFPNEWCASTLE, October 3- Handre Pollard kept South Africa’s World Cup revival on track landing 16 points with the boot in a 34-16 victory over Scotland on Saturday.The win took South Africa ahead of the Scots in Pool B as they took a new step back from the brink after their devastating loss to Japan in their first match.last_img read more

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first_imgThere has been huge sadness following the news that Letterkenny dance school Dynamic Waves is to close.The school, run by hugely-respected choreographer Kelda Kelly, had been operating for more than a decade.Messages of support have been flooding in on Facebook for the school. The school has been part of many festivals and parades across Co Donegal in recent years.Hundreds of young dancers who went on to bigger things cut their teeth with the school.Dynamic Waves only put on their end of year Academy Showcase at An Grianan Theatre at the end of June to an amazing response.Former members went online last night to say how much they were going to miss the school. SADNESS AS MUCH-LOVED DANCE SCHOOL ‘DYNAMIC WAVES’ TO CLOSE was last modified: July 17th, 2013 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:closureDynamic WavesKelda Kellylast_img read more

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Campus must fill top posts

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Young, who was not available for comment Friday, was brought on board at the school last year. Weber has worked at the school since 1995. “I’ve learned a lot, and cutting my teeth as an administrator here has been a huge help,” Weber said. Classes for the school’s 560 students will start Sept. 5. The administrative upheaval at Vasquez, a campus of portable buildings, comes as the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District tries to attract more students to the school with promises of increased funding. Last month, the school board approved a plan to restructure its debt burden and free up about $160,000 a year. Board member Mark Distaso said the district wants to spend much of that cash on Vasquez. ACTON – With classes starting in a month, school officials need to find replacements for the two top administrators at Vasquez High. Principal Martin Young and Assistant Principal Charles “Buck” Weber are both leaving to work at Ivy Academia, a charter school in Woodland Hills. “It was a surprise for me,” said Superintendent Stan Halperin. “And it doesn’t give us a lot of time for getting familiar with the new person coming in. But we’ll be OK.” The two administrators gave Halperin notice soon after he started working at the district July 17. The administrators are leaving to advance their careers, Halperin said. “Because it’s a small high school, we haven’t been able to offer the range of curriculum that other high schools can,” he said. “And so we’re kind of embarking on that effort.” Meanwhile, the school is seeking the right to open its gym to students. The hangar-like facility with a canvas roof was deemed inappropriate for long-term use by state officials. Officials said they expect to find replacements for Young and Weber before classes start at Vasquez. “It is a little late in the season for hiring,” Distaso said. “But having said that, we’ve already advertised and we’re already starting to get back responses.” (661) 257-5253160Want 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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Scott County Inmate Roster – 9-26-19

first_imgRelease Date:09-25-2019 – 7:40 am CAMPBELL, MICHAEL Booking #:SCJAIL:2019-001159 Booking Date:09-25-2019 – 7:54 pm View Profile >>> ROSE, JOSEPH Booking #:SCJAIL:2019-001154 ESTEP, ELIZABETH Release Date:09-25-2019 – 12:25 pm GLADDEN, RONALD View Profile >>> Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Charges:IC 35-45-1-3(A)MB ~ DISORDERLY CONDUCTIC 35-42-2-1.3(a)MA ~ DOMESTIC BATTERY Booking Date:09-24-2019 – 11:13 am Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Booking #:SCJAIL:2019-001068center_img Charges:IC 35-42-2-1(MB) ~ BATTERY Booking #:SCJAIL:2019-001158 Booking Date:09-25-2019 – 7:49 pm Charges:IC 35-42-2-1(MB) ~ BATTERY View Profile >>> Booking Date:09-22-2019 – 8:16 pm View Profile >>> Charges:IC 9-30-10-17FC ~ OPERATING A VEHICLE AFTER LIFETIME SUSPENSION Booking Date:09-06-2019 – 10:04 am View Profile >>> Booking #:SCJAIL:2019-001149 ESTEP, MEGAN Release Date:09-25-2019 – 9:40 am Charges:BENCH WARRANTlast_img read more

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Disney World Crowd Calendar Updates For April 2019

first_img*Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens on August 29 October1.00.52.5*0.3 June0. November0.60.01.2*0.0 May0. Now let’s take a look month by month:AprilIn March we underpredicted more than overpredicted at each of the four parks by a ratio of about two to one. Posted wait times are up this Spring Break season so crowd levels are going up in April. Crowd levels are up after Easter as well, as a result of this update. Note that our last update published crowd levels of ‘1’ for April 23 and 24 for Disney Hollywood Studios. This was an error that we discovered when reviewing the numbers for this update, both of those should be a ‘4’. This won’t impact your touring plan however, the forecasts for the attractions’ wait times are correct.MayMay continues to be a great month to visit the resort. Crowd levels will remain moderate with this update although we may not see the ‘1’s and ‘2’s that we saw last year in May. Personally, if I had planned for a September trip but now wanted to avoid the mayhem of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, May would be my choice. I’m not sure how many travelers have the flexibility to make a change like that, however.JuneCrowds levels go up in June as well, but mostly by a single point. There are a few days where you will see an increase of two points. More and more families seem to be choosing June for their summer trip rather than July or August. I think this trend will be amplified as guests adjust their plans to avoid the Star Wars opening in late August.JulyNot a lot to report for July on this update. Last month we adjusted some figures around July 4th and this month those adjustments remain. Some dates in July actually see a single-point drop.AugustAlthough we know a lot more about August crowds now than we did on the last update we still don’t know all the details. I would like to know more about how crowd flow into Star Wars Galaxy Edge will be controlled. If access is highly limited then Hollywood Studios wait times at non-Star Wars attractions may see a significant bump, even more than we currently predict. In that case we may also see a bump at Animal Kingdom as well if a substantial number of guests decide to leave the Studios entirely. Unless you are heading to the Studios to check out Galaxy’s Edge, it is best to avoid that park until at least 2020.SeptemberThis will be an interesting September for crowd levels. Since we started tracking crowd levels in 2006, September has been the least crowded time of the year, by far. Now, in 2019, it may see some of the largest crowds ever witnessed in a theme park. Crowd levels on this update are pretty stable for September, with the usual tweaking of a point here and there. The biggest changes are obviously at the Studios.OctoberOctober should be interesting as well. It has become a much more popular month in recent years as guests flock to celebrate the Halloween season. The spike at Hollywood Studios continues through October (and beyond). If Rise of the Resistance opens in October, we think that could bring in another wave of guests similar to the land opening in late August.NovemberOn this update November looks similar to what was previously predicted. Some Studios dates went up a point or two but otherwise crowd predictions look stable for now. Again, this may change depending on future announcements.DecemberI hope people aren’t planning on visiting in early December thinking that the hype at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will have died down. Once thing we learned from Pandora at Animal Kingdom is that a new land with a popular headliner can stay extremely popular for more than 18 months. I think we should expect the same for Star Wars, if not longer.Got any questions for the stats gurus? Let us know in the comments. Magic KingdomEpcotHollywood StudiosAnimal Kingdom September0.70.42.4*0.2 July-0.10.5-0.3-0.2 August0. April0. December0. Share This!April is here, which means it is monthly update time. Spring Break season is in full swing now and so far we are seeing crowd levels that are higher than in years past. Part of that is a result of the inflated posted wait times we have been reporting on since January. Some dates in April will see an increase as a result of this update. The good news is that your touring plans will not likely be affected. You should re-optimize to make sure though.Here’s a quick reminder of what’s up for the remainder of 2019:Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Train will open in Fall 2019. This will draw lots of guests to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which will inflate the wait times elsewhere at the park. This will be a popular ride for a long time, we think.Dates for Disney After Hours Events were added in May and June.Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will open on August 29, 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Expect extreme crowds there for many months.Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers are now added to the list of attractions we use to assess crowd levels at the Studios.Tower of Terror will be operating at reduced capacity starting in the Spring and lasting through the end of Summer. This means wait times will go up significantly.Animal Kingdom posted wait times continue to be at record levels although not due to higher numbers of people in line. You can read more on that here.Disney’s Hollywood StudiosThis update makes no assumptions about the opening date of Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Once we have an official announcement it is likely that the calendar figures we need an adjustment. We still are under the assumption that Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Train will open before Galaxy’s Edge, even if only a week before. That attraction will entertain a lot of guests per hour so it is likely they will have it open to take some pressure off the new Star Wars land.What to Expect at Star Wars Galaxy’s EdgeWe published a mid-month update to the crowd levels after hearing about the official opening dates of Galaxy’s Edge. The buzz around travel agent circles is that a significant minority (about 20%) of guests have altered their travel dates as a result of the opening. Presumably that means some have chosen to visit the parks between now and August rather than in the fall while others have chosen to visit later in 2020 or beyond, once the hype has died down a little. We think the hype will be around for a long while though, especially if Rise of the Resistance is delayed until late 2019 or 2020.Updates to Crowd LevelsHere is a look at average crowd level changes by park as a result of April’s update:last_img read more

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FNB’s eWallet hits the 1-million mark

first_img5 April 2012More than one-million eWallets have been created, and over R1.6-billion paid into them, since the launch of the mobile money transfer solution in 2009, says South Africa’s First National Bank. FNB’s eWallet allows customers to send money to anyone in South Africa with a valid mobile phone number. Funds can be transferred instantly, and the recipient receives a text message indicating that funds have been sent to their cellphone. eWallet allows payments to be made into accounts held at all major South African banks, and to nominated beneficiaries, including municipalities and major retail stores. ‘More than just a transfer solution’ “eWallet is more than just a money transfer solution,” Yolande van Wyk, CEO of FNB eWallet Solutions, said in a statement on Monday. “The recipient is able to withdraw cash at FNB ATMs, buy pre-paid airtime or electricity, send money to another cellphone, purchase and/or get cash at selected retailers, as well as make once-off payments. “We have seen year-on-year eWallet growth of 143% since January 2011,” Van Wyk said. “Average daily ‘send’ values are in excess of R3-million, double the figures we saw a year ago. Extending access to banking “We believe the growth of eWallet illustrates the important role it plays in providing access to financial services.” The majority of the funds sent to eWallets originate from metropolitan hubs, and are then accessed across the country, often in small towns such as Giyani in Limpopo province and Ngcobo in Eastern Cape. Research recently undertaken by FNB indicates that 61% of funds are sent to provinces other than the one where the user resides. “We offer a range of financial services to anyone with a South African cellphone number, providing a safe and convenient mechanism to transact,” Van Wyk added. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Chiefs, Pirates to clash in Carling Black Label Cup

first_img14 May 2014The battle lines have been drawn in what is expected to be the most hotly contested match in the four-year history of the Carling Black Label Cup. Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will renew one of the great rivalries of world football when they meet at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on 26 July.Since its inception, the Carling Black Label Cup has been eagerly embraced by fans, who have had an unprecedented say in the composition of the teams, with the starting line-ups decided by the number of votes cast for the players.Huge numbers of votesIn 2013, an incredible 22.2-million votes were cast. In 2012, the number was 20- million, which almost doubled the 10.5-million of the previous year.The format that allows football fans to participate in the Carling Black Label Cup by voting in the starting line-up of their favourite team has remained largely the same. One exception this time around is that fans will be encouraged to select a full starting eleven, as opposed to just one player.As was the case in previous years, supporters will also be able to make the substitution changes on match day, by voting in players they think will influence game, as they look to steer their side to victory.How to enterTo enter, fans over the age of 18 should purchase a specially branded Carling Black Label beer bottle or can and look for the unique number code on the under-liner of the bottle top or can ring pull). They must then dial *120*764* followed by the unique code found on the under liner and the # key.Those steps will them allow them to choose the team they would like to manage, and their starting line-up.An exciting addition to this year’s voting process is the option of voting online via On the website, fans will be able to vote for their starting line-up, view their current team and have access to exclusive content about the campaign.Coach’s experienceSupporters who cast their votes for the one of the team’s starting line-ups stand a chance to win great prizes, including the unique champion coach’s experience the Carling Black Label Cup is known for, with either Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates on match day.The once in a life-time opportunity will allow two lucky adult fans to see their team in training, sit in on the pre-match briefing and sit with their favourite team in the dugout.All supporters who cast their votes for all eleven positions in their team’s starting line-up will be automatically entered into this competition.A weekly winner from each team will be will be invited to a final judging event, where they will be given competitive tasks to complete under the watchful eye of judging panel, as they vie for the final spots to join their respective teams on the day as consumer coaches.Previous resultsLast year, Kaizer Chiefs, after winning the PSL title, also won the Carling Black Label Cup. In their third attempt at victory in the clash, they defeated Orlando Pirates 1- 0.The Buccaneers were PSL champions when they won the first two editions of the Carling Black Label Cup, with both wins coming from the penalty spot in shoot-outs after closely-contested clashes.The first match in 2011 ended 0-0, with Pirates taking the honours 4-3 win on penalties. In 2012, the encounter finished 1-1 before the Buccaneers clinched the silverware 5-4 in the shootout in a stadium filled to capacity. The crowd of almost 93 000 established an all-time attendance record for a football event in South Africa.This year, for the first time, neither team is the league title holder. Now, though, they have an opportunity to win silverware by getting the better of their fierce rivals.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Giggling Gourmet praises good food

first_imgAll your senses must be involved in tempting your palate, believes celebrity chef Jenny Morris. Known as the Giggling Gourmet, she is a sensual gourmand and one of South Africa’s most-loved food personalities. It’s no surprise: she has had an ongoing love affair with food since she was a little girl, devoting her grown-up life to her lover.Morris wears a variety of hats. She is chef, food connoisseur, author, magazine writer, radio and TV presenter, teacher, caterer and culinary tour guide. It started with making delectable treats for school fundraisers, and has grown exponentially since then. “It’s a love affair in the true sense of the word, one that employs all the senses,” she explains.last_img read more

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