Officials have remained tight lipped about the exact ceremony itself, but have hinted it will be bigger than the opening ceremony. In a tentative program released tonight, the day will begin with the half marathon that will at 6am and end at about half past seven. Residents are advised to come in early. The main closing ceremony is set to wrap up by 10pm. The marathon will begin from the stadium through to the back gate of the PNG Education Institute, then the pineapple building right through to Telikom Rumana building towards the the GPO office. Organizers say the Eastern side of the venue will be closed to spectators by 3pm for barriers to be installed at the base of the boulevard. Shuttles from the Unagi field for spectators who are parking should start arriving by 7pm. Spectator gates will be opened for Hockey, Beach volleyball and netball at 9am. From there they will run past the Constitutional park, to the main Waigani traffic lights after Stop and Shop North Waigani, then turn towards UPNG going through Carl Memorial school and the Ensisi junction then into the UPNG Campus to the Games village. On the marathon’s turnaround they will follow the same route back. By 4pm all netball, beach volleyball and hockey spectators will be vacated in preparation for the gates to be opened at 5pm for the closing ceremony. Athletes should arrive for the ceremony by half past 6.
FILE – Phillippines’s Alyja Daphne Santiago spikes the ball against Indonesia during the women’s group A preliminary volleyball match between Indonesia and Philippines at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Juni KriswantoThe Philippines bowed to host Indonesia, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, in the classification stage of the women’s volleyball competition in the 2018 Asian Games Saturday at GOR Bulungan in Jakarta.The loss placed the Filipinos in the eighth spot of the competition with only one win at the expense of Hong Kong in the group stage.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Mylene Paat had 10 points to lead the Filipinos, whose last win prior to their victory against Hong Kong was in the 1982 Asiad when they beat India.Alyssa Valdez added nine points for the Philippines while sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat had five points apiece with Cha Cruz-Behag also pitching in five points of her own.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Aprilia Manganang had 19 points for the Indonesians. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Serena lauds controversial QB Kaepernick, Reid Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced
View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eduard Folayang regains ONE lightweight crown, gives Team Lakay 4th belt in 2018 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Brandon Vera retained his ONE World heavyweight belt after knocking our Italy’s Mauro Cerrili in just over a minute in the main event of ONE Championship’s Conquest of Champions card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Both fighters started out aggressively and Cerrili nearly tagged Vera before the knockout punch but it was the Filipino who landed first.Vera said that he was aware of Cerrili’s power and that he felt the Italian’s power when the punch landed on his mouth.READ: ONE champion Brandon Vera nothing but grateful to Filipino fans“He’s a dangerous fighter when we hit each other at the same time he split the skin of my mouth,” said Vera who waited almost two years before defending his belt.Vera last fought in December of 2016 after he beat Hideki Sekine via knockout in a fight that lasted just 3:11.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES It took Vera (16-7) just 1:04 to finish off Cerrili (12-3) with a flash knockout in a fight that lasted faster than the time it takes a fighter to go from the locker room to the cage.Vera landed a stiff left hook squarely on Cerrili’s jaw and prompted referee Olivier Coste to step in and stop the contest while the Italian lay down on the floor shaken.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Brandon Vera would ‘rather die’ than lose ONE heavyweight title in Manila“The Philippines owns five World titles, we as a country can do this,” said Vera in Filipino. “Please support your martial artists because they can win. Let’s collect all the belts!” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
0Shares0000Bandari FC forward William Wadri (centre) celebrates his goal against Simba SC during the semi finals of the SportPesa Super Cup on January 25, 2019.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 26 – Forward William Wadri has been twice voted as man of the match at the SportPesa Cup here in Dar es Salaam, his scintillating displays and two goals off set-pieces playing a vital role in seeing Bandari qualify for the final in their debut.The Ugandan who joined the dockers at the start of last season from Ugandan side Maroons hopes that he can maintain the magic as Bandari faces Kariobangi Sharks in Sunday afternoon’s final at the National Stadium. “I think that puts me under some little pressure because I have to work hard and show that it has not been a fluke. I have to maintain the hard work and probably do more. It has not been easy the past two games, but getting man of the match for both matches has really motivated me,” Wadri noted.Head coach Bernard Mwalala has also praised the influence of the dreadlocked-silent assasint noting he has been at the centre of Bandari’s attack in the tournament.“I think he has done really well over those two games and getting man of the match in all is not a fluke. It shows that he has that class and I am really happy with how he has performed so far. Not only him but the whole team as well,” Mwalala said.Bandari FC forward William Wadri (centre) vies for the ball with Simba SC’s Nicholas Gyan and Haruna Niyonzima during the semi finals of the SportPesa Super Cup on January 25, 2019.The 24-year old has played for Proline, Kampala City Council and Vipers in the Ugandan top tier before moving on loan to police in the 2016/2017 season then to Maroons and finally to Bandari.Last season he bagged nine goals in his debut year in Kenya’s top tier and this season after eight games, he has scored twice.But, biggest on his mind right now is clinching the Sportpesa Cup title and earning the right to play Everton FC in a friendly match next July.“It will be a tough game because these are two teams familiar with each other. Everyone wants it and it will take some hard work and determination to be the ultimate winners. We believe in ourselves as a team and hopefully we win the trophy,” Wadri noted.Bandari FC goalkeeper Faruk Shikhalo celebrates after Wilberforce Lugogo’s goal during their SportPesa Cup semi-final match against Tanzania’s Simba SC at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 25, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHis sentiments are echoed by keeper Faruk Shikhalo who has also played a starring role for the side in their quest for the title and especially their win over Simba on Friday evening.Shikhalo has called on his teammates to draw in their last straws of effort and ensure the Cup takes the shorter roite from Dar es Salaam, straight to Mombasa.“It will be very tough. Good thing is that the trophy is going back to Kenya and that is good, But we want to win it. The players have that belief because we have come from so far and wi think it is possible,” the shot stopper further stated.Bandari upset the form books when they beat home side and pre-tournament favorites Simba with a 2-1 scoreline in a scintillating final on Friday and head coach Bernard Mwalala pointed the performance to growing belief within the group of players.Mwalala now hopes his boys can carry that same belief to the final.Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala during a training session at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We executed our tactic well not to allow Simba play and everything worked out to our plan. We pressed high and attacked and that made us score twice after going down by a goal,”“The players knew that this was their chance to show the continent that they are worth it, and earn a chance to play Everton. The mental preparedness was great and they fought so hard. They took this as their last chance. It will be a tough final but we are ready for it,” the tactician further noted.Bandari will have beautiful memories of their last meeting with Sharks and will hope that this will be a recurrence of the same. The dockers won 3-0 at their Mbaraki Sports Complex when these two sides last met in July last year.Prior to that, Sharks had won all their previous top flight meetings 1-0.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
1 Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal believes the outcome of the FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal will not just effect the destiny of the trophy but also the race for a Champions League place.The Gunners travel to Old Trafford on Monday to defend the trophy they won against Hull last season with a point separating the two sides.And Van Gaal admits whoever wins the tie will also have the upper hand in the Premier League.“Arsenal and United are now in third and fourth place, so it is a big event with two good teams. I hope we can give a fantastic match for the fans,” he said.“I think if we beat them it is a big blow for them, but if they beat us it is a big blow for us. It is very important game, not only for the FA Cup but also for the [Premier League] rat race.”Van Gaal also paid tribute to the longevity of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger’s reign at the Emirates. The Frenchman is now in his 18th year in charge of the north London side.“In my opinion what he has done is amazing,” he added.“It can only be in England, I believe, where managers are so long committed with one club.“It shows how much he can mean for a club as a manager. I like that. Like Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, I think it’s fantastic that you can do that.” Louis van Gaal
Indeed, his move would only be logical should United play in the right system to maximise Pedro’s ability. If that is not the case, then the team would be better suited investing their money in positions that need to be strengthened, most pressingly in a new striker on the back of Van Persie’s departure and Falcao’s loan move to Chelsea.For more stats on reported Manchester United target Pedro, click here to view his WhoScored.com player page Given his position and previous displays for club and country, Pedro can be considered one of the strongest 4-3-3 players in the game. With Depay also joining, Van Gaal could have at his disposal two performers who are perfectly suited to fulfilling the duties of wide players in a front three. The young Dutchman was excellent for PSV last season when cutting on to his right foot from the left wing, matching his statistically calculated WhoScored.com style of play of ‘likes to cut inside’. 1 Conversely, Pedro has made a name for himself when starting from the right, though his versatility means he is able to start on the left and through the middle if needs must. However, with some reports suggesting Depay could be used in a front pairing, it remains to be seen how Pedro would fit in at United. Van Gaal, despite a number of underwhelming displays in the system, seems hellbent on making the three-man defensive system for United work. Ahead of Ángel Di María’s impending move to PSG, Louis van Gaal’s side remain keen to strengthen in attack. Andreas Pereira may have impressed in pre-season, but at 19 years of age, he is not quite ready for regular first team action. As such, Pedro is a player rumoured to be high on Van Gaal’s wishlist. A WhoScored.com rating of 6.76 was hardly impressive last season, but having played second fiddle to Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar – arguably football’s best attack at present – a lack of playing time contributed to that. In fact, factoring in just his 15 league starts, Pedro’s rating rises to a respectable 7.20. Manchester United transfer rumours: Pedro Old Trafford-bound? Six goals and six assists in La Liga was also a commendable return given the competition for starting places in his position for Barcelona. However, with Euro 2016 less than a year away, Pedro needs regular first team football if he is to secure a spot in the Spain squad next summer. At United, if he signs, chances are he would indeed secure more game time, possibly in a system that is better suited to him. As things stand, that would see Depay and Wayne Rooney spearhead the attack, with Depay playing a similar role to Arjen Robben at Brazil 2014. If that is the case, and given the personnel at Van Gaal’s disposal, a move for Pedro, especially for the reported €25m fee, would not be the smartest piece of business by United. However, in a 4-3-3 formation, a move for a player of Pedro’s ilk makes sense. A 15.8% conversion rate in La Liga last season is a respectable return from the Spain international and following Robin van Persie’s sale to Fenerbahce, United require another goal getting outlet in the final third. Football statistics experts WhoScored.com take a detailed look at reported Manchester United transfer target Pedro. For more Man United stats, check out WhoScored’s Red Devils’ page.Manchester United fans are understandably excited about the upcoming Premier League season. The acquisitions of Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian and Morgan Schneiderlin have risen expectations ten-fold, with some suggesting that, given the level of investment, the team should be challenging for the Premier League title next season. However, reports suggest United aren’t quite finished in the transfer market.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted his team found a way to win against a Sunderland side that he did not feel were easy to play against.Christian Benteke’s solitary goal at the Stadium of Light handed the German manager’s side a final victory in 2015 and it leaves them just five points behind the top four. The Reds missed a series of good opportunities to finish the game off as they were largely the better team. Klopp told Sky Sports: “We were the better team and you could see that the pressure on both teams was big. “A little bit more for Sunderland because of the intensity of the last weeks and months.“You could help yourself if you got an early goal, we didn’t but we did not do too bad in situations against a very good defending team.“They were only defending so that makes it pretty hard for us because you don’t get space and you always have to go again and slow down the game.“Then we made the goal after half-time and we controlled something like the game.“They were waiting for set-plays, they are difficult to defend but we did it. We could have got made a second or third one, we didn’t, we had to wait until the final whistle.”Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce felt the Black Cats were unfortunate in the manner that Liverpool got their goal but praised his side’s effort, although he conceded a lack of killer instinct in the final third.“We didn’t really produce enough quality,” Allardyce commented.“When we did we got good chances, we couldn’t finish them off but we could have done more with the opportunities in terms of our final third quality – we need to try and get that a little better.“A resilient performance, one where Liverpool never really looked like creating too many clear-cut chances or opportunities and if we can build on that scenario and get a bit more luck then we’ll try to go up the other end, get a result and score a goal.“The injuries are a problem. We’re facing another centre-half who’s come off injured so we’ll have to wait and see how Seb (Coates) is.“I thought Wes (Brown) did great today. I thought the team did well overall, a good shape to the side.“They’re playing a Liverpool side that’s got a huge amount of money spent on it and often matched them.”
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – The City Council tonight will consider setting aside more than $775,000 to build a lot in the parking-starved Magnolia Park area. Officials are talking with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power about leasing some of its property for more parking on the south side of Magnolia Boulevard at Kenwood Street. It’s part of the city’s plan to improve parking in the Magnolia Park area, which is undergoing a revitalization. “Parking has been cited as the No. 1 concern of property owners,” wrote Jack Lynch, the city’s senior project manager, in his staff report to the council. “It has also been an impediment to attracting restaurants to the area.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant As part of the proposal, officials are also considering an agreement with Burbank Community Church for 40 more spaces that would be available to residents Monday through Saturday. In return, the city would reconstruct the church’s parking lot. “There’s not enough parking in Magnolia Park,” said Sam Asheghian, president of the Magnolia Park Merchants Association. “Anything will help. We need it and they will approve it.” In September 2004, the City Council approved a plan for the Magnolia Park area that calls for parking improvements, marketing and promotions, events and street maintenance around Magnolia Boulevard, Hollywood Way, Chandler Boulevard, Clark Avenue and Buena Vista Street. Officials hope the project will generate nearly $1.3 million over five years. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 email@example.com IF YOU GO: The Burbank City Council meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 275 E. Olive Ave.
Newman, who missed nearly all of 2017 due to injury, dominated in her return to the circle in 2018. She was named Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year for the second time in her career as she finished with a 22-5 record, an earned run average of 0.89 (2nd in nation) and 245 strikeouts. Newman, who threw three no-hitters during the season, including just the fourth-ever in the MVC Tournament, is No. 1 all-time at Drake and No. 7 in MVC history in career strikeouts with 800. She is tied for No. 2 all-time in career wins at Drake with 64. Newman was picked to the NFCA Midwest All-Region Second Team in 2015 and 2016 and is a three-time All-MVC First Team selection. Roemmich, who was a 2017 NFCA All-Midwest Second Team selection, had a great sophomore season. She was the first the Bulldog to be named MVC Player of the Year and was selected to the All-MVC First Team. Roemmich led the team in batting average at .356, triples with two, doubles with 12, runs scored with 34 and hits with 64. She started every game at shortstop, hit her first career home run and drove in a career-high 23 runs. Roemmich, an excellent student, who holds a 4.00 grade point average in biology was the awarded the MVC Elite 17 award for having the highest GPA in the MVC championship game and was picked to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. She and Newman were both tabbed to the NCAA Eugene All-Region team. This is the first NFCA accolade for Smith who was a two-time All-MVC Second Team honoree. A two-way standout, she is a pitcher/utility player selection, who was 9-3 with the second-lowest ERA in the MVC behind Newman at 1.18 and was second in saves with seven. At the plate, Smith crushed a team-best five home runs along eight doubles and 24 RBI. She went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in NCAA Regional elimination game victory over BYU. Four members of the Drake University softball team earned 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Midwest All-Region honors, the NFCA announced last week. Redshirt junior Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) was selected to the NFCA Midwest All-Region First Team while sophomores Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) and Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) were second team selections. Senior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) rounded out the group with her third team selection. Print Friendly Version The 2018 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced at approximately 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 30, via NFCA.org. This is the first NFCA honor for Maddox, who batted .321 with four home runs, eight doubles and a team-high 30 RBI this season. She played in all 57 games with 55 starts at first base and finished second behind Roemmich in hits with 52. Maddox was named to the 2018 All-MVC First Team and to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team with Roemmich.
Chairperson of the Glenties Municipal District Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher has welcomed progress in establishing a Community Action Plan for West Donegal.In July of this year the members of the Glenties Area Council agreed to proceed with a Community Action Plan for West Donegal and The wider Gaeltacht region.Speaking after meeting with officials from Donegal County Council, Cllr Gallagher said “The aim of this plan is to consult with communities across the region to identify a priority action plan that can be implemented when funding opportunities come along. “Donegal County Council is presently putting together terms of reference for the public consultation which will be before the November meeting of the Municipal District meeting. Donegal County Council is working with other agencies to agree a joint approach to the development of this plan.”Cllr Gallagher concluded by stating “The objective of this plan is to ensure that local communities are at the forefront of the decision making when funding opportunities arise, I would be hoping through the public meetings that community groups, businesses and citizens will engage in the process to ensure that the best plan for the area can be put in place.”Action on Community Plan for West Donegal welcomed was last modified: September 29th, 2016 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)