Gymnast to run “come & try” session

first_imgThe program will be run by Gymnastics Australia’s Oceania development manager, Brooke Kneebush.The program will be held at the Taurama Aquatic Centre (TAC) starting tomorrow from 11-12pm for children between the ages of 1-3 and later at 12-1pm for 4-5-year-olds.Tuesday’s program will be for kids of ages 6-8 from 3-4pm while 4-5pm is reserved for 9-12 years of age.Kneebush will also be conducting similar programs in schools across the city during the one-week visit to the country.She said children will be taught the fundamental movement skills and general coordination they need to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.“The fundamental movement skills are about a child’s ability to have an awareness of their body relative to their environment, to control their movement and to maintain or regain their balance,” said Kneebush.PNG High Performance Sport Science manager, Tom Frost, said Papua New Guineans are born with a natural ability that makes them most suited for the discipline of gymnastics.last_img read more

Olynyk’s hot shooting powers Heat past Hawks

first_imgOlynyk’s first two 3s in his streak of four straight for the Heat capped a 14-0 run for a 42-36 lead.Following a basket by Atlanta’s Damion Lee, Olynyk sank two more 3s before a miss ended his hot stretch.“He’s one of our best shooters,” said Spoelstra of Olynyk. “He works on it all the time and it’s such a weapon. And he picks the right spots. It’s all because his heart’s in the right place. He doesn’t want to take all the shots. He only wants to shoot open ones.”Olynyk also had eight rebounds and five assists.Josh Richardson also had 19 points, with four blocks and three steals, and Justise Winslow had 18 for Miami.Miami stretched its lead with a 12-0 run late in the third quarter and increased the advantage to 20 points early in the final period.Even without some of its top players, Miami had plenty of depth to control the game. The woeful Hawks have lost seven of eight and 13 of 15 to solidify their hold on the worst record in the Eastern Conference.“Energy wise, our gas tank hit empty,” said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer.Taurean Prince led Atlanta with 20 points, Lee and Tyler Dorsey each had 15. No other Hawks player scored in double figures.“It’s just one of those nights when we dug ourselves a hole,” Dorsey said.TIP-INS 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 One 3-pointer at a time.Olynyk scored 19 points, including 15 on five 3-pointers when Miami took the lead for good in the second period, and the Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks 115-86 on Wednesday night, capping a sweep of back-to-back games between Southeast Division rivals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBy logging his first two minutes in the game, Olynyk earned a $1 million bonus for reaching 1,700 for the season.That sort of detail doesn’t go unnoticed on a team. Olynyk’s teammates and coach Erik Spoelstra are expecting the 7-foot forward to pick up some tabs. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “Dinner, drinks, beers all that is on him,” Spoelstra said. “I’m going to see if I can get tickets to a play. All that is on him. I’m going to bill his account for everything.”Spoelstra and his players have reason to celebrate.Miami rested Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic and James Johnson one day after clinching a playoff berth by beating the Hawks in Miami.Olynyk made five of six 3s in the second period. His career high for 3s in a game is six.“I was kind of in the zone,” he said. “I felt like whatever I threw up was going to go in.”ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Heat: Spoelstra said Dragic (right ankle), Wade (left wrist) and Johnson (left ankle) have played through injuries as the Heat “made a pretty big push without exhaling at all” to clinch the playoff spot. … Rodney McGruder had 14 points. Wayne Ellington had 11. … Miami made 17 of 38 3s.Hawks: G Antonius Cleveland had five points in 12 minutes in his return after missing 18 games with a left ankle injury. He appeared in his first game since Dec. 18 with the Mavericks. … Center Dewayne Dedmon (sore rib) was cleared following pregame warmups. He had six points and eight rebounds after missing Tuesday night’s game.SHORT RESTSpoelstra said he’s not shutting down his starters before the playoffs.“Right now we’re not shutting everybody down,” Spoelstra said.Wade is confident he’ll be ready for the postseason.“I’ve got three more games,” Wade said before the game. “Yeah, I’ll be out there.”REMEMBERING KINGThere was a pregame moment of silence to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.UP NEXTHeat: At New York on Friday night.Hawks: At Washington on Friday night. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sixers roll to 12th straight win, oust Pistons from playoff race LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) drives past Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)ATLANTA — With an extra $1 million in his pocket, Kelly Olynyk could have afforded a spending spree.“Instead, I just made it rain,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Villaraigosa: Current local, federal aid to poor is inadequate

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, one-third of African-American children still live in poverty,” said Villaraigosa, who will give the Spanish-language response to the president’s address. “Eleven million Americans can’t read a bus schedule or fill out a job application.” “We need your voice and your vision,” he said. Earlier this month, Villaraigosa termed the nation’s second-largest city the “capital of homelessness.” A report by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority estimated that 82,291 people were homeless in Los Angeles County on any given night in 2005, with about 48,103 of the county’s homeless living within Los Angeles’ city limits. Villaraigosa said Wednesday that more than 70 percent of middle school students in Los Angeles attend schools defined as failing. “I don’t think you can have a debate about poverty in America … without addressing the failures of our public schools,” Villaraigosa told about 20 fellow mayors later in the day as he convened the poverty task force’s first meeting. Among ideas he offered to address the problems: Redefine what constitutes poverty. The federal poverty level for a family of four in 2004 was just over $19,000. In California, an average of 13.2 percent of residents were living in poverty from 2002 to 2004, according to the Census Bureau, compared with a national average of 12.4 percent. Villaraigosa said that in some areas, a family making 10 percent to 25 percent over the poverty income level “really isn’t making it.” Several mayors criticized the federal government and states for failing to help enough. “How can you make the federal government listen to what is happening in the cities without us being viewed as a bunch of crybabies with our hands out?” asked San Bernardino Mayor Judith Valles. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley said it is up to mayors to come up with their own plans, not just criticize the federal government. He suggested tax reforms such as a consolidated college tax credit. “We can’t be whiners any more,” he said. “If we’re whiners, no one’s going to listen to us.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called on the nation’s local leaders to address the growing problem of poverty, saying Hurricane Katrina exposed the chasm between rich and poor. “Katrina exposed the deepening gulf in our political discourse,” Villaraigosa told the U.S. Conference of Mayors at its winter meeting Wednesday. He was referring to the Aug. 29 devastation of New Orleans, where most residents are poor and black. “It’s about restoring our sense of community.” Villaraigosa, who is chairing a mayors task force on battling poverty, criticized current federal and local aid to the poor as inadequate. He pointed in particular to housing aid, tax cuts for the wealthy and a minimum wage that often makes it impossible for families to “get by.” He said he will be working with both public- and private-sector leaders to devise bipartisan proposals, and hopes to hear President George W. Bush devote additional money for education in his State of the Union address next week. last_img read more

Amtrak hits big rig; four in vehicles are injured

first_img Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “He just couldn’t get it over the tracks fast enough,” Kovak said. “When the train hit, the trailer flew and dragged the cab behind. It look like it exploded.” Newbury Park-bound Glen Krapff, 36, was asleep in his seat on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner when the collision occurred. “I hit the seat in front of me and my hat flew off,” he said, during a brief stop at the Chatsworth Metrolink Station. The Amtrak train was heading from San Diego to Santa Barbara and was delayed about 90 minutes by the collision. CHATSWORTH – Four people were hurt, one critically, Monday when an Amtrak train hit a big rig stuck on the railroad tracks, pushing it into a motorcycle and two cars waiting at the Lassen Street crossing. The 1:16 p.m. crash knocked the motorcyclist off his bike and smashed the front of two cars that had stopped, waiting for the train to pass. The motorcyclist was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center in critical condition, and three people in the two cars suffered minor injuries, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. One passenger on the train suffered an anxiety attack after the collision, but she was evaluated and stayed on the Santa Barbara-bound train, Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said. Chatsworth resident Mike Kovak said he was driving on Lassen when he saw the driver of the tractor-trailer rig trying to reverse back into a parking lot near the tracks. The gates came down, he said, trapping the big rig on the tracks. last_img read more

Inishowen Chairman says last night’s weather is another reminder of flood danger

first_imgThe chairman of Inishowen Municipal District says last night should serve as a serious warning of the continued vulnerability of Inishowen’s towns and villages to flooding.Cathaoirleach Jack Murray said Minister Moran and the OPW must act now to protect the residents of the Peninsula.Cllr Murray said “With the serious threat of flooding across Inishowen last night, we can be thankful only that the Spring tide helped the water subside just in time and that the fire brigade was able to pump water away in places like Burnfoot – otherwise we could be dealing with scenes of destruction on a similar level to the August floods.” He said this is of little consolation to those whose property was damaged last night though.He added “Last night should serve as a serious warning about the continued vulnerability of Inishowen’s towns and villages to flooding.“Four months on, flood defences still have not been built in Burnfoot or Buncrana. Many rivers are still full of debris and are more dangerous than they were in August.“Inishowen can’t wait any longer. Minister Moran and the OPW have to act ASAP. These works have to be done.” Inishowen Chairman says last night’s weather is another reminder of flood danger was last modified: January 3rd, 2018 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)last_img read more

Brazen couple steal car keys and break for the border

first_imgA cross-border hunt is underway after a brazen couple stole keys from premises in Buncrana and made off in a car.The incident happened just before 9.30am when the thieves walked into premises on the town’s Main Street and took the keys.The pair then jumped into a blue-coloured Toyota car. Gardai were alerted to the robbery and tried to stop it as it crossed from Bridgend into Derry.Gardai have appealed to anybody who may have any information on the robbery or may know of the whereabouts of the car to contact them at Buncrana Garda station on 0749320540.Brazen couple steal car keys and break for the border was last modified: March 31st, 2018 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:buncranacarGardaihuntstolenlast_img read more

Etihad flies daily to Cape Town

first_img2 October 2009 The airline will make use of an Airbus A330 on the route. “South Africa is a leading global destination of choice for tourism and commerce and we are thrilled to launch a daily service to Cape Town, our second city in the country,” Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan said in a statement this week. Etihad started flights to Johannesburg in December 2005, and has since then established itself as one of the airline’s most successful destinations. Cape Town becomes Etihad’s second destination in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and joins Cairo, Casablance and Khartoum as the airline’s fifth destination on the African continent. Expatriate community Many more South African nationals live across the Middle East region and also will be able to connect quickly and easily back home via Abu Dhabi, the airline said.center_img Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched daily flights between its Abu Dhabi home base and Cape Town. SAinfo reporter According to the statement, the new Cape Town service is expected to be welcomed by the South African expatriate community living in the UAE, which now stands at approximately 40 000 people. “In addition to the strong demand for flights from expatriate South African nationals, business and leisure travellers, many thousands of football fans are expected to travel there next year when South Africa hosts the 2010 Fifa World Cup,” Hogan added. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame inductees announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame has inducted dozens of notable Fair contributors since 1976, including Bob Evans, Dave Thomas of Wendy’s and the late Senator George Voinovich.This year, a new group of Ohioans will become Fair legacies at the 40th annual Hall of Fame ceremony.The Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame was established to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward making the Ohio State Fair one of America’s premier expositions. These inductees are chosen by the governor each year.This year’s inductees are F. Joe Darst of Gahanna, Mark Ferrell of Jamestown, John C. “Jack” Fisher of Columbus, Elizabeth Ann Mumaw of New Philadelphia, Nevin Smith of Marysville and John Spreng Jr. of Bucyrus.“It’s an honor to welcome this year’s Hall of Fame inductees,” said Virgil Strickler, the Ohio State Fair’s General Manager. “This diverse group has made significant contributions to agricultural education, youth organizations and our livestock shows. Their continued support and dedication makes the Ohio State Fair a top-tier event every year.”The 40th annual Hall of Fame ceremony will take place during the Fair on Aug. 5 at 12:30 pm in Cardinal Hall.For more information, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR. On the Web, visit read more

S.I. Distributing hires new sales manager

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest S.I. Distributing welcomed Nathan Vandenbroek as the new sales manager.Vandenbroek comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry. Nathan recently graduated from the Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER leadership training program. This program helps class members develop important skills necessary to becoming effective leaders and advocates, including spokesperson and media training, etiquette training, social networking, communications and more.He hopes to use these skills and apply them to his success at S.I.“I am excited to start a new position within S.I. Distributing and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive product and service suite. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on top quality service,” Vandenbroek said.last_img read more

Greater Noida twin-building collapse: rescue operation enters day 3

first_imgAmid intermittent rainfall, rescuers on Friday continued to remove the debris of the two buildings that collapsed in Greater Noida killing at least nine people, including women and a toddler. They have deployed heavy machines to clear the rubble but were moving cautiously to avoid harming anyone trapped under the debris. They, however, said most of the debris has been cleared and the possibility of anyone being trapped there appeared remote.A six-floor under-construction building had crashed on a five-storey building next to it in Shahberi village under Bisrakh police station area on Tuesday night. Rescue operations have continued since then, with sinffer dogs being deployed to detect signs of life under the debris. “We have cleared most of the debris and checked the remaining for any signs of life. There hardly appears any indication of anyone being trapped but we are still taking all caution,” NDRF Deputy Commandant Rajkamal Malik told PTI. The National Disaster Response Force is leading the operation. Paramedics, police officials and fire department personnel were also present at the site. Five NDRF teams — between 200 to 250 personnel — were pressed into service late on Tuesday night, Mr. Malik said. A body was retrieved from the rubble on Thursday morning, while the other eight were pulled out Wednesday night. Deputy Superintendent of Police Awneesh Kumar was at the site and supervising the rescue operation. Akhilesh Tripathi, station house officer of Bisrakh police station, said five people have been arrested in connection with the case and raids were being conducting to nab other accused. Altogether, 24 people have been named in the FIR. Charges include culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Officer on Special Duty in Greater Noida Development Authority, Vibha Chahal, has been removed from her post. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the suspension of two other officials, project manager V P Singh and assistant project manager Akhtar Abbas Zaidi, for dereliction of duty. Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate Brajesh Narayan Singh has ordered an investigation, to be completed within 15 days.last_img read more