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first_imgThe event will run from the September 30 to October 2 with four sessions.The Boroko Amateur Swimming Club will be the host Club for the event working alongside PNG Swimming Inc. (PNGSI) executives.This annual prestigious event on the 2016 PNGSI calendar will once again bring together our talented, enthusiastic and aspiring athletes and volunteers from around the country and overseas to experience and witness great competition.PNG Swimming Inc. (PNGSI) President, Elizabeth Wells said it is hoped there will be some excellent performances from the athletes competing in their individual events in all four strokes being contested- Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly and the Individual Medley events.“As swimmers race towards swimming personal best times, with the hope of capturing a PNG record in the process, they will also be competing for a place on the PNG Swim Team to the 13th FINA World Short Course Championships to be held in Windsor, Canada from December 5-11 this year,” said Wells.She added that swimmers from Boroko and Lae Clubs’ are preparing well to race over the competition weekend.She said the competition will also provide an opportunity for athletes to swim qualifying times to register a spot on the National BSP Aquatic Excellence Squads.She thanked TNT who have been the major sponsor of the event since 2003.  “Their continued sponsorship of the National Short Course Championships, both financially, and in kind, allows PNGSI executives to provide a national competition run under FINA rules for our athletes to showcase their talent in the pool,” said Wells.last_img read more


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first_imgDear Editor,Reference is made to a news item on April 21st, 2018 in the state’s newspaper, titled “Skeldon Energy seeking local suppliers of biomass”, in relation to a multi-stakeholder meeting held to source 100,000t of biofuel per year for boilers at Skeldon Sugar Factory.Editor, before I address the subject of fuel type in relation to boiler design, it is quite glaring that Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and Skeldon Energy Inc (SEI) are either confused or are deliberately sending mixed messages to this nation. We recall, in November 2016, GuySuCo’s Chairman likened Skeldon to a “ticking time bomb”. In June 2017, SEI’s Chairman labelled Skeldon Cogen Plant as a “ticking time bomb”, stating that US$2.5 million is required for emergency works and US$17 million is required for long-term corrective works.Recently, in January 2018, the Prime Minister’s0 Region Six Representative spoke highly of Cogen’s potential while citing the need for US$17 million investment and biofuel requirement of 20,000t/month, which calculates to 240,000t/year. Now, in April 2018, we learn from this official a new figure of 100,000t/year.From these utterances, the PM’s Representative seems confused on what quantity of biofuel is required. Maybe he should clarify how his numbers are derived. Is it 20,000/month or 100,000/year? Also, I urge this official to tell us whether the US$17 million was spent, or whether the time bomb at Skeldon continues to tick.On the subject of fuel type and boiler design, it is clear that the SEI is seeking suppliers of “paddy shell, rice straws, sawdust, coconut shells and lumber”. Editor, I fully support a comprehensive biofuel programme for a green economy initiative. However, commonsense tells us that each fuel type has its own unique characteristic, and therefore the equipment used to combust that fuel must be designed for that fuel type.Fuel characteristics include, but are not limited to: energy value, material state, consistency, resultant residue, etc. The boilers at Skeldon Cogen Plant were designed to operate with heavy fuel oil and bagasse. Due to the application of diffusion technology in the juice extraction side at Skeldon factory, the furnaces were equipped with “pin-hole” type grates at their bases. This furnace type is highly efficient, as the design requires fuel to be suspended in air during burning. In simple terms, the fuel has to burn completely as it falls into furnace, leaving only residue (ash) to drop to the bottom, where the grate is located. The furnace becomes highly inefficient whenever fuel drops directly onto grate, simply because it blocks or restricts air-flow into the furnace, required for combustion and keeping bagasse particles in suspension. The need for finely prepared (shredded) fuel is therefore a necessity for effective and efficient operation of this design. It is part of the reason why the cane preparation system at Skeldon was equipped with two cane knives and a shredder. Bagasse fuel particle size is important.Over the past years, efficient boiler operation at Skeldon has been plagued by poor quality bagasse, largely because of excessive soil in cane, poor cane preparation, and high moisture content. With the idea of using paddy shell, rice straws, sawdust, coconut shells and lumber at Skeldon, could the SEI team tell us how they intend to prepare these fuel types to the required consistency for suspension burning furnace? Is there any plan to modify the furnace to accommodate this fuel? What about the handling equipment for the various types of fuel? Have we studied the transport cost in relation to fuel bulk densities versus the buying price? How frequently will fuel supplied be tested for its energy value?Editor, this is an industrial scale undertaking to use varying types of biofuel in a high-pressure boiler, and must be treated as such. It is not operation of a wood-stove or a fire pot for a few hours.Sincerely,Sookram Persaudlast_img read more


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first_imgCYPSD Executive Director, Mr. Koffeh presents a gift to President Sirleaf President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged Liberian youths to be innovative by preparing themselves to play the role of the country’s future leaders.She said the youths play a critical part in national discourse, therefore, their capacity should be enhanced to enable them to deliver when given the opportunity to serve.President Sirleaf made the call when the leadership of the Coalition of Youth and Students against Poverty and Discrimination (CYSPD) presented a framed photo of herself and at her farm in Bomi County, last Thursday for sustaining peace in the country under her administration.According to Mr. Ishmael Koffeh, executive director of CYSPD, Madam Sirleaf lauded the group for the honor.He quoted President Sirleaf as saying that national development is a collective effort and noted that her government provided opportunities that develop the capabilities of the youth.“President Sirleaf actually opened up and said she was not surprised for the honor because she has done well for the Liberian people. She admonished us to be strong and remain focused,” he said.According to him, President Sirleaf said the award is another motivation and she knows that many people, including the youths, have been watching her.Mr. Koffeh said he told President Sirleaf not to be deterred about unfavorable comments by those who have not shown appreciation for the good work that she has done for Liberia.He said his group promised to organize an annual academic challenge program in her honor. He said the group will also carry out a 60-day clean-up campaign in her honor.The CYSPD executive director pledged his organization’s commitment to the “fruitful partnership” with President Sirleaf, especially in the quest to encourage youth volunteerism.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the City Constabulary (M&CC) on Friday received 200 pedal cycles and accessories donated by the US Embassy as part of its Big Brother Mission commitment.This donation, worth US5,000, has been made in support of Guyana’s Community Outreach Program, and is intended to aid in those respective agencies’ efforts to protect the nation.Of the 200 pedal cycles donated, 170 were directed to the Guyana Police Force and 30 to the Georgetown City Constabulary.Speaking at the handing over ceremony, held at the TSU Square at Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, US Ambassador Perry Holloway pledged, on his country’s behalf continued commitment to the safety and development of Guyana.The ambassador outlined the basis of this significant contribution: underscoring the United States’ ongoing commitment to promoting community policing in Guyana.“The United States Department of State, through the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), assists countries around the world in strengthening the capacity of their law enforcement, and supports their efforts to promote the rule of law,” he detailed.The US diplomat indicated that 12 officers were trained in the safe use and efficiency of these bicycles, and they accordingly now possess the knowledge to train other ranks.Moreover, Ambassador Holloway highlighted that the donation of pedal cycles rather than motor vehicles aligns with President Granger’s vision of a Green State.Also addressing the gathering at the ceremony on Friday was Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who referred to the many US investments in Guyana, and highlighted some of the key areas in which Guyana has benefited from US investments.Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green, in accepting the 30 cycles donated to City Hall, extended gratitude for the support. With Georgetown being the nation’s capital city, Green reiterated the significance of this boost in public security.Shortly after this exercise, the Guyana Police Force received a donation of 200 chairs from the Essential Supplies Incorporated.last_img read more


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first_imgPoor voter turnout is a major topic of local area post municipal election discussion.Less than 29 hundred of the more than 12 and half thousand voters in Fort St. John, or 23 percent, cast ballots.As pathetic as that was, it was nearly three times better, than the turn-out in electoral area “C” of the Peace River Regional District, where less than 6 hundred, of about 73 hundred elgibile voters, went to the polls.- Advertisement -Here are some of the post-election comments of two of the winning candidates… Fort St. John’s mayor-elect, Bruce Lantz…and the new area “C” director, Arthur Hadland… [asset|aid=640|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=3b88d387b74134a47a190396aa44bd7d-Bruce-Arthur_2_Pub.mp3] The answer to voter apathy in this area however, may rest no further away, than Hudson’s Hope.Advertisement Of the 640 eligible voters in that district, 452…or more than 70 percent…cast ballots.last_img read more


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first_imgAlthough many locations will be closed in Fort St. John for Remembrance Day, the City is reminding residents that some services will remain the same.City officials say garbage pick-up will continue on Wednesday, November 11th for residents who normally get the service on that day. Visit www.fortstjohn.ca for information on City services and events.- Advertisement –last_img


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first_imgChildren under 12 are encouraged to come out to the Memorial Arena on Aug. 11 at around 5 p.m. for the annual Kiddies Parade, organized by the Kiwanis Club of Dawson Creek. There are no entry fees, and categories include best costume, best comic costume and best float. Children are even welcomed to bring out their bicycles, and/or their four-legged friends, as there will be categories for best decorated bike and best pet costume.”It’s a fun thing to do, and the kids become a part of Fall Fair week,” said Gordon Moffatt, a Kiwanian helping to organize the parade. “This gives them a way to show off a little bit of what they can do and how they can decorate things, and to have some fun.”He added they had a turnout of about 250 children last year and they are hoping for at least 275 this year.- Advertisement -Judging will take place between 5:15 and 6 p.m., with first, second and third-place ribbons being awarded in each category. However, every participant will receive a ribbon and a bag of goodies.The parade begins at 6 p.m., led by members of the RCMP, the Kiwanis Community Band, and a Kiwanis float. The parade proceeds north from the arena on 11 Street, then turns right onto 102 Avenue, continues to the Mile 0 Post at 10 Street, turns south on 10 Street to 105 Avenue, then goes west back to 11 Street and the arena parking lot.Success By Six will then be providing hot dogs and fruit after the parade.Advertisement For more information, contact Kiwanians Gordon Moffatt at 782-3552 or Don Readman at 782-2757.The annual Main Parade, which takes place on Aug.12 at 10 a.m., is still open for entries until Aug. 11. Categories include commercial and non-commercial (not-for-profit club or organization) floats or entries, horse or pony entries, comical entries, vintage vehicles and farm machinery, dancers and baton entries, and more. This year’s theme is “Agriculture is for Everyone,” so expect to see a lot of hay bales, horses and cowboy hats.Entries are asked to assemble at the Co-op Mall parking lot at 9 a.m. as the parade leaves promptly at 10. The parade proceeds west on 102 Avenue to 12 Street, then south on 12 Street to 103 Avenue, east on 103 Avenue to 10 Street, south on 10 Street to 13 Street, continuing south to 114 Avenue where the parade ends at the back entrance to the Northern Lights College campus.Judging happens enroute with winners announced at the end.Advertisement There will also be a barbeque at the college put on by the student’s union and M&M Meat Shops.Tara Morgan, manager of the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the Main Parade, said participants can throw candies to the crowd during the parade, but she cautioned them to throw candies away from other vehicles. She encouraged everyone to come out and enjoy the parade.For more information or to register for the Main Parade, go online to www.dawsoncreekchamber.ca, phone 782-2371, or visit the Chamber of Commerce at 10201 10 Street.In the interest of full disclosure, Mile 0 City notes that its reporter, Matthew Bains, is an active member in the KIwanis Club of Dawson Creek.last_img read more


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first_img0Shares0000Manchester United are setting up a senior women’s team © AFP/File / OLI SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 22 – Manchester United have announced plans to form a women’s professional team after long being criticised for lagging behind their rivals.The Premier League giants are the only top-flight club in England without a senior women’s team. United said they had submitted an application to the Football Association to join the second tier of the Women’s Super League.“We are pleased to announce that the club intends to establish its first-ever professional women’s team and has submitted an application to enter WSL2,” said Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.“The FA has provided excellent support through the process and we believe that launching a team in WSL2 would give many more of our graduates from the regional talent club the chance to establish themselves as first-team players.“The Manchester United women’s team must be built in the same image and with the same principles as the men’s first team and offer academy players a clear route to top-level football within the club.”Ex-United player and current England women’s coach Phil Neville recently called on his former club to form a women’s team.Sports minister Tracey Crouch praised Manchester United for “finally dragging themselves into the 21st century” in the House of Commons on Thursday.Commons Speaker John Bercow, an avid Arsenal fan, chimed in, saying: “They are light years behind Arsenal.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


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first_img The 23-year-old will miss the final in Stockholm Eric Bailly could be hit with an extended ban after being sent off in Manchester United’s Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo.The 23-year-old has impressed in his first season at Old Trafford but lost his composure towards the end of Thursday’s 1-1 draw.Bailly was handed a straight red card for pushing John Guidetti in the face, with Celta defender Facundo Roncaglia following him down the tunnel after raising his hand to the Ivorian in retaliation.Both players are suspended for at least one European club competition match, meaning United centre-back Bailly will miss the Europa League final against Ajax on May 24.The duo could also have their bans extended when their cases are heard by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on July 20.In March, Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli had the length of his suspension increased to three European club matches for his reckless tackle on Gent’s Brecht Dejaegere in the Europa League.The England international will miss the first three games of next season’s Champions League campaign as a result.Meanwhile, United were charged by UEFA for kicking off late against Celta Vigo. 1last_img read more


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first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 11.04.11The Seniors and Reserves had mixed fortunes in Cloughaneely at the weekend. The Reserves won again while the Seniors are still searching for their first win. Both teams travel to Magheragallen to take on the Gaoth Dobhair men this Saturday.The Junior men continue to train in the Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45pm and everyone is welcome. Well done to our club members that helped the Donegal Hurlers defeat neighbours Sligo in the National League at the weekend.We have two big Fundraisers in the coming days. It kicks off with  a Table Quiz on Thursday evening (April 14th) in the Station House Hotel at 9pm and again eveyone is welcome. Our second Fundraiser is a Bag Pack in Tesco between 12noon and 6pm this Saturday (April 16th). Again we would like all team managers to organise their teams to do one hour. Contact Paul McGovern to book your teams slot which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.The Minor Boys Footballers are back in action this Friday when they travel to take on MacCumhaills in Div. 1. The U-16 Boys lost in Buncrana last week, they take on neighbours Termon next Monday night (18th). The U-16 Div. 2 Boys drew with Downings in the Park on Monday night, they travel to Fanad next Monday.There is a General Meeting open to all Club Members this Wednesday (13th) in the Clubhouse at 7:30pm. The Minor Board have a meeting next Monday night (18th) at 7pm in the Clubhouse and all team managers that have no game are asked to attend. Please bring a list of your panel.There was another huge attendance for the Sunday Morning U-10 Football Academy last week.Both the U14’s and the Minors lost to Aodh Rua in good games. The U14 Camogie team had a great day out in the first Blitz of the year defeating Burt A & B, Carndonagh, Dungloe, MacCumhaills and were unlucky to lose by 1 goal to Four Masters. St Eunan’s attended an U- 8 Blitz hosted by Gweedore on Sunday 10th April. St Eunan’s, Gweedore and Dungloe all fielded two teams with each team playing five games. Both St Eunan’s teams were very competitive in all their games and particularly so in their last game against each other. An enjoyable sporting day had by all especially with many parents travelling to support. Thanks to Gweedore for a well organised Blitz with generous refreshments in the club house afterwards. U-14 play MacCumhaills away this week. The Minors play at home to MacCumhaills this Thursday.U-12 & U-14 Hurling training is on Tuesday at 5:30pm. U-16 & Minor training is on each Monday at 5:30pm. There will be further U-10 blitzes on 22nd May, 26th June & 24th July.The Friday Hurling / Camogie Academy will run this Friday April 15th before breaking for Easter for two weeks and will resume on Friday, May 6th. The next U-8 blitz will be held on 8th May, 12th June and 10 July. The numbers drawn in this week’s Lotto are: 8-11-12-18. Two winners matched 3 numbers and win €50 each. Jim Clarke (card) and Katie Bonner, Ashlawn (Adrian).We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of our great clubman, Mickey “The Boy” O’Donnell who passed away in the last week. One of our club’s and indeed Letterkenny’s great characters was given a great send off by the large attendance at his funeral on Monday.ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTES – 11/04/11 was last modified: April 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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