Games Relay begins journey in Autonomous Republic of Bougainville

first_imgBy Quintina NaimeThe Relay takes the long drive down the island of Bougainville to Buin today.The Relay arrived at Buka airport to a traditional welcome with ladies washing the feet of all new arrivals into their province, to the great sounds of one of their large bamboo bands.Oil Search Ambassador Francis Kabano handed over the Baton to representatives from the newly elected House of Representatives.The Relay then headed around the island of Buka, with its first stop being the chamber at the House of Representatives where the Vice President, Patrick Nisira spoke of celebrating this gift of the Baton arrival as a symbol of unity.From there the baton sped across the island over new roads under construction and through cocoa and coconut plantations.The baton was then taken on a Relay around town with the games sponsors and community members taking part to run the baton past the business district, the coconut oil mill and the market and banana boat wharves.A canoe ride out along the busy and fast tidal Buka Passage to beautiful peaceful Sahano Island, the former centre of administration for the province finished the day.last_img read more

Smashing debut: Giannis, Bucks cruise in new arena’s opener

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dennis Schroder had 21 points and nine assists and Steven Adams added 17 points and 12 boards for Oklahoma City.PISTONS: Blake Griffin did not play. … Glen Robinson III had 11 points, and Reggie Bullock and Zaza Pachulia scored 10 each. … Dwane Casey made his debut as the Pistons’ head coach after seven seasons in Toronto, including a 59-win campaign in 2017-18.THUNDER: Russell Westbrook and Paul George did not play. … Raymond Felton had 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting in 19 minutes.UP NEXT: The Pistons (1-0) travel to San Antonio on Thursday. The Thunder (0-1) visit Minnesota on Friday.KNICKS 107, NETS 102Rookie Allonzo Trier scored 25 points, Enes Kanter had 22 points and 20 rebounds, and the Knicks took the first of two preseason meetings between the city rivals.Caris LeVert scored 15 points for the Nets in their preseason opener.The teams meet again at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 12 on the final night of preseason play.KNICKS: New York closed the first half with a 24-6 burst, turning a 40-26 deficit into a 50-46 lead. … Rookie Mitchell Robinson limped to the locker room early in the fourth quarter with an apparent ankle injury. … Veteran Courtney Lee missed his second straight game with a strained neck.NETS: Spencer Dinwiddie and rookie Rodions Kurucs each scored 13 points. … D’Angelo Russell had 11 points but shot just 4 for 12. … The Nets were 8 for 41 (19.5 percent) from 3-point range. DeMarre Carroll missed all four of his attempts in an overall 0-for-5, scoreless performance. … Brooklyn was without veteran forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (left abductor strain) and newcomers Shabazz Napier (strained right hamstring) and Kenneth Faried (sore left ankle). Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil BULLS: Jabari Parker was 1 of 12 from the field and scored two points in his return to Milwaukee, where the Bucks’ former No. 2 pick played his first four seasons. … No. 7 pick Wendell Carter Jr. had nine points on 4-of-8 shooting.UP NEXT: The Bucks (1-0) play Minnesota at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, on Sunday. The Bulls (1-1) visit Charlotte on Monday.PISTONS 97, THUNDER 91Andre Drummond had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and scored the go-ahead points on a three-point play that gave visiting Detroit a 94-91 lead with 1:37 left. Ish Smith’s 3-pointer with 17 seconds left capped the scoring.Stanley Johnson scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half for the Pistons.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks over Chicago Bulls’ Robin Lopez during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks put on a smashing opening-night performance at their new arena.Antetokounmpo had 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and the Bucks routed the Chicago Bulls 116-82 on Wednesday night in the first game at the Fiserv Forum.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown IOC says boxing’s Olympic future in jeopardy View comments 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 The Bucks had the look of contenders under new coach Mike Budenholzer, scoring 63 points in the first half of their preseason opener and leading by as much as 34 points.Their new arena opened in August and the Bucks looked right at home there against the Bulls, overwhelming them on the backboards with a 64-43 rebound advantage.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 ChrissBobby Portis led Chicago with 17 points and Kris Dunn added 10.BUCKS: Eric Bledsoe added 16 points, Khris Middleton scored 15 and Pat Connaughton had 12 points on four 3-pointers. … First-rounder Donte DiVincenzo scored just two points on 1-of-9 shooting but grabbed seven boards in 19 minutes … Budenholzer spent the last five seasons as Atlanta coach. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Los Angeles never trailed after the early moments and pulled away in the second quarter.Karl Anthony-Towns led Minnesota with 18 points. Andrew Wiggins and Tyus Jones added 12 points each.CLIPPERS: Rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 12 points. … The Clippers’ other first-round pick Jerome Robinson scored five. … Gallinari had 14 points in the first eight minutes and 20 in the first half. … Avery Bradley and Luc Mbah A Moute did not play.TIMBERWOLVES: Jimmy Butler, the subject of ongoing trade rumors, did not play for a second straight game. … Second-round pick Keita Bates-Diop had 11 points and Anthony Tolliver scored 10.UP NEXT: The Clippers (2-0) face the Lakers at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday. The Timberwolves (1-1) host Oklahoma City on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UP NEXT: New York (2-0) hosts New Orleans on Friday. … Brooklyn (0-1) visits Detroit on Monday.SUNS 91, NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS 86No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton reached a double-double with five minutes left in the second quarter and finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks.The Suns briefly trailed in the middle of the first quarter before taking the lead for good at 17-15.Corey Webster led the Breakers with 27 points and seven assists.SUNS: Ayton is shooting 62.1 percent from the field and averaging 22.5 points and 12 rebounds in two preseason games. … Trevor Ariza added 16 points and TJ Warren scored 13. … No. 10 pick Mikal Bridges had two points in 19 minutes.NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS: Tai Wesley added 15 points and Patrick Richard scored 11. … New Zealand made just 35.6 percent from the field and 6 of 25 from 3-point range.UP NEXT: The Suns (1-1) host Portland on Friday.CLIPPERS 128, TIMBERWOLVES 101Tobias Harris shot 4 for 5 from 3-point range and scored 23 points, and Danilo Gallinari added 22 points and Boban Marjanovic had 15 points in 11 minutes for the Clippers. 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KELLY’S OF MOUNTAIN TOP, LETTERKENNY GET BEHIND GAA

first_imgThe Donegal senior side are pcitured at the launch of the 2012 Donegal Centra Third Divsion and under 21 Sponsorship deal at O Donnell Park last Saturday.Mairtin Kelly, owner of Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top & Shaun Boyce of Boyces Centra Carrigart, are pictured representing the Donegal Centra retailers , also pictured Grace Boyle Donegal GAA treasurer. KELLY’S OF MOUNTAIN TOP, LETTERKENNY GET BEHIND GAA was last modified: June 11th, 2012 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