This morning saw Mark Donald of PNG, Gyandera Maharaj of Fiji, Rocky Teklem of Solomon Islands, Yvan Thales of New Caledonia and Posing-Simon luis-Sail of Tahiti took to the stage to compete in the under 65kg male division while Salen Jim of PNG, Sione Sale of Tonga, Gary Colombani of Tahiti, Venon Bhim of Fiji, Denis Dolanga Sala of Solomon Islands and Nelson Sanmarso of New Caledonia took part in the men’s over 65kg division.The women contestants only participated in the under 55kg and over 55kg divisions.The other male divisions include the under 75kg, under 80kg, under 85kg, under 90kg, under 100kg and over 100kg division.The main favourite scene was when PNG’s contestant Donald Kaiwi who took part in the under 90kg of the male division contested on the stage.The competitors did a series of mandatory poses including the front lat spread, the rear lat spread, the front double biceps, the back double biceps, the side chest, the most muscular (men only) and the thigh-abdomenal pose.They also participated in the 30 seconds freestyle where they show off their styles to the judges.The final event will take place at the Caritas Hall.
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Tamaraws, who forged a rubber match with an 80-67 win on Sunday, looked poised to pull off a stunning upset when Jasper Parker gave FEU a 75-72 lead late in regulation, before Isaac Go’s triple sent the game to overtime and Matt Nieto helped get the job done for the Eagles.“I have to give credit to FEU,” said Go. “It was a 7-7 team but played better than its record.”“What we really wanted them to do in the last three games was to know how it is to play possession by possession,” said Racela. “That’s how you win games.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From almost missing out on the Final Four to being one defensive stop away from making the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Serbian lifts Iriga past UST That’s the path Far Eastern U took the past couple of weeks, which was enough for rookie coach Olsen Racela to get excited heading to next season.Ron Dennison, Jojo Trinidad and Prince Orizu won’t be around by then as they are set to graduate by the end of the school year, but Racela feels his team has grown so rapidly the past two games that they’ll still contend next year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“We were one stop away from making it to the Finals but the loss doesn’t define us,” said Racela after the Tamaraws dropped an 84-88 overtime decision to the Ateneo Blue Eagles in their do-or-die clash on Wednesday.“I’m just proud the way we grew this season and I am really looking forward next year,” added Racela, who replaced younger brother, Nash, at the helm late last year. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments
Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kia may not have the most star-studded of lineups in the PBA, but the Picanto have a sheer force of will to rely on.“We’re realistic in knowing that we may not have top tier guys but what we have are the hardest workers in this league and I can attest to that hard work,” said Gavina. “We’re envisioning our team to be highly-disciplined and to be defensive-minded.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGavina hopes that their sheer level of hard work would be able to make up for their lack of talent.“We cannot be normal, our effort and activity level has to be in an extraordinary pace in order to overcome the discrepancy in the level of talent with other teams.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA Season 43 Preview: Pressure to dominate still fuels San Miguel LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Head Coach: Chris GavinaKey Players: Reden Celda, Glenn Khobuntin, Jackson CorpuzKey Additions: Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Jon GabrielKey Losses: LA Revilla, Jason BallesterosADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson And supplementing that pure will to win, and unadulterated potential hustle, is the influx of a championship mentality from former San Miguel Beermen JayR Reyes and Ronald Tubid.The two, together with Rashawn McCarthy, were acquired days before the 2017 Draft wherein the Picanto gave up the no.1 pick that turned out to be ABL standout Christian Standhardinger.Gavina hopes the former Beermen’s presence alone would be an enough influence to uplift the team’s mentality after suffering in the scourge of last year’s Philippine Cup when Kia, then known as Mahindra Enforcer, finished 3-8.“The San Miguel guys that came over brought tremendous character and that championship experience is invaluable to our younger guys,” said Gavina.“They can teach them how to get to that championship level, the ability to relay that championship focus and effort in practice will be of great help to us.”ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
Kisumu which had initially been selected as the tournament’s hosts was stripped off the hosting rights for alleged insecurity.The lakeside town was given the chance after fruitful talks between the Kisumu County Government Governor Professor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o and Football Kenya Kenya Federation (FKF).Nyong’o allayed fears of insecurity saying Kisumu was secure and will ensure adequate security measures were put in place.The Governor said he has cancelled post-election demonstrations in the city and therefore there should be no worries of political tensions.As per the earlier schedule released by the Cecafa secretary general, Nicholas Musonye and Cecafa’s Local organizing committee head Herbet Mwachiro,, before Kisumu was removed as a host it was to host matches involving Kenya, Libya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar.A section of Kenyan fans had read mischief in FKF’s plans to change the venue from Kisumu and threatened to cheer on Kenya’s bitter rivals Uganda at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, or even boycott the tournament all together.The group matches will be hosted at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos with Moi, Kasarani serving as its back up and Kakamega’s Bukhungu with Mumias Sports Complex as its alternative venue.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye addressing the media on the 2017 CECAFA Seniour Challenge Cup/ Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 3 – Kisumu has been reinstated as a host of the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup.Kisumu’s Moi Stadium will now host the semifinal matches scheduled for November 15 and 16 with the finals being held in Machakos.
De Bruyne suffered a knee injury in training on Wednesday that is expected to keep him sidelined for at least two months.Foden starred as City comfortably beat Chelsea 2-0 to win the Community Shield earlier this month and is believed to be on the brink of a call-up to the England squad after leading his country to win the Under-17 World Cup last year.“Phil’s got a great attitude, a great player, and more importantly, he’s a great lad,” said Walker.“He wants to learn, he’s keen to listen. I’ve met a lot of young players throughout my career now who’ve kind of got a chip on their shoulder but he’s definitely not one of them.“He’s one of those who wants to learn and I think he shows that in his performances — he’s keen, he’s energetic, he’s keeping people on their toes really.”– ‘Hungry for more’ –Kyle Walker was part of the England squad that reached the World Cup semi-finals © AFP / FRANCK FIFEWalker was part of the England squad who reached the semi-finals of a World Cup for the first time in 28 years in Russia this summer.Foden also made the trip as a fan to support his team-mates, and Walker hailed his hunger to one day star himself on the international stage.“Obviously Phil has been very fortunate in his first season around the squad to pick up a Premier League medal. Not many kids can say that they’ve done that. But he’s not rested on that,” added Walker.“He could have come back from the summer, not really trained hard, gone and partied or whatever — which young kids do nowadays — but he’s not done that.“You can see he’s been working hard, he was even out in Russia so that’s how much he loves the game of football.”Despite the blow of losing De Bruyne, City remain heavy favourites to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League.Guardiola has promised he will be far tougher on his players this season and there was no sense of complacency in an impressive 2-0 win at Arsenal to open their title defence last weekend.“There’s been a big change,” said Walker on Guardiola’s demands. “Obviously he’s not settling for one title and we’re not as well – we want more.”Guardiola won three successive titles in Spain and Germany with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.And Walker is targeting a similar period of domination by the Catalan coach in England.“I don’t want to sound big headed but we want to dominate English football. I think we’ve got the players here, and we’ve definitely got the manager, to do that,” he added.“We’re definitely not satisfied with one title. I’ve not just signed here to pick up my first Premier League title and then say, okay, I’ll rest on that. I’m hungry for a lot more.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Phil Foden has been backed by team-mate Kyle Walker to shine in Kevin de Bruyne’s absence © AFP / Glyn KIRKMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 16 – Manchester City defender Kyle Walker believes 18-year-old Phil Foden has the talent and attitude to step up in the absence of injured Kevin de Bruyne.Belgian midfielder De Bruyne was widely hailed as City’s player of the year as Pep Guardiola’s men racked up a record 100 Premier League points and also lifted the League Cup last season.
SHAY Given is on his way out of Manchester City after Roberto Mancini gave the go-ahead for the club to buy Argentina’s No.1 goalkeeper to bolster his squad.Sergio Romero, who started in goal for all of Argentina’s 2010 World Cup matches, is wanted as competition for Joe Hart, with Eastlands’ No.2 Shay Given understood to be heading to pastures new.Mancini is in talks with Romero’s agent Mino Raiola. Weekend speculation linking Shay with Manchester United has now been ruled out.It’s also understood a bid by Neil Lennon to take both Shay Given and Craig Bellamy back to Celtic Park has been blocked by City.Lennon had hoped to get both players on loan deals because the Hoops can’t afford lavish transfer fees.But Mancini is insisting that both players are sold on, rather than loaned out. Fraser Forster – the Hoops goalie last season – may not return to the club.Newcastle have rejected a £1.5M offer for the player who was on loan last season.Meanwhile Lennon admits winning the title next season is a must for Celtic.“I think it is imperative that we do win it. Three years without the title is a long time for us,” said Lennon.“From my own point of view, if you go two years as an Old Firm manager without a title, it might be very difficult to keep your job. “The pressure of the job is always the same – win the league.”Celtic were pipped to the title by Rangers on the final day of season 2010/11, the Ibrox side’s third consecutive championship.They also lost in extra-time to their old rivals in the final of the Co-operative Insurance Cup but finished the season by lifting the Scottish Cup at Hampden by beating Motherwell.“Some of the football we played last season was fantastic and we want to continue that,” said Lennon. “We weren’t far away from achieving a domestic treble, but we fell short in two competitions and we want to improve on that next year.“The expectation level is going to be greater because of the progress we made last year and that is a credit to the players.“They have to accept that challenge and take it on as I do as a manager.“If you can win a double or treble, brilliant, but to win the league is a must really.SHAY ON HIS WAY OUT OF CITY, BUT MANCINI BLOCKS CELTIC MOVE was last modified: June 27th, 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)Tags:Celticmanchester cityShay Given
Crowds are being drawn to places like RossnowlaghALMOST every hotel room has been sold out in County Donegal this weekend in a sensational turnaround in the fortunes of the tourism trade, a Donegal Daily survey has found.Hotel rooms from Malin to Bundoran and from Rossnowlagh to Gaoth Dobhair have been snapped up, driven by a series of factors this weekend.A large influx of northern tourists has been boosted by the strong sterling and a bank holiday weekend in the North. Better marketing of the county has also drawn in thousands of visitors from Europe, America and the Far East.The county’s leading hotels including Solis Lough Eske, Harvey’s Point, the Mount Errigal, the Redcastle, the Sandhouse, The Clanree, the Station House, The Holyrood, The Malin and the Ballyliffin Lodge have all been booked out.Just a handful of guest house and B&B accommodations are available.A series of events including the Donegal marathon in Letterkenny, the incredible food festival in Donegal Town and music and car festivals have helped draw in the crowds. “It has been an excellent summer for visitors to Donegal,” said Paul Diver from the Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh.“Weekends and week days have been fully booked. We’ve had to take on extra staff this year and that all helps the local economy.“I think people are finally discovering Donegal….and realising how beautiful it is.”Carolynne Harrison at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny said a huge rise in Irish visitors on ‘staycations’ was helping to drive the industry.“We’ve hired extra staff across the board because it has been so busy,” she said. “Sterling is also back to where it should be in terms of exchange rates and that is bringing so many extra people from the North and from Scotland too.”IT’S A SELL-OUT! DONEGAL COMPLETELY BOOKED OUT IN TOURISM BOOST was last modified: August 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Mount Errigal HotelPaul DiverRossnowlaghSand House Hoteltourism boost
9 December 2015Consensus on how all media, including online, can play a vital role in encouraging more gender equality and understanding not only in the global media but also in promoting general social cohesion by the year 2030, is the aim of the first General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Global Alliance on Media and Gender (Gamag).Gamag is a global movement to promote gender equality in and through the media.The First GAMAG General Assembly will take place on 9 – 10 December in Geneva. @UNESCO #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/8cnrJn63ql— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) November 29, 2015The South African team will be led by the acting director-general of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Johannes Rantete. The team will join other global government media departments, as well as private media organisations, civil society and media academics in Geneva from 8 to 10 December to discuss practical ways to achieve the desired outcomes.South Africa would use the platform to encourage media houses across the world to involve women in the sourcing, production, delivery, analysis and broadcasting of news to create a global media that better reflected the voices and interests of women, said GCIS.The objectives of Gamag align closely with the aims of the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 to actively encourage gender equality through job creation, education and social and health welfare.The Gamag assembly takes place during 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.Topics to be discussed in presentations and roundtables include the structure and details for a global development co-operation framework on gender and media. The gathering will also look at the effect and importance of the relationship between emerging online media and youth in achieving the goals of Gamag.Also under discussion will be gender and media as a business and development model, and the strategic link between policy and research on gender and media.An International Development Co-operation meeting will precede the Gamag gathering, hoping to outline and provide useful indicators on the direction of supporting, enabling and financing gender equality in and through the media.Both events will aim to provide a platform for dialogue and establish an International Development Co-operation Framework on Gender and Media.According to Unesco and Gamag, the conference objectives include initiating processes to:Expand the mandate and reach of key stakeholders to promote gender equality through the design of an International Development Co-operation Framework on Gender and Media that can give support to actions at the national, regional and global levels – in particular the activities of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender;Recognise the critical area of concern of the Beijing Declaration, the resolution adopted by the UN in 1995 to promulgate a set of global principles concerning the equality of men and women;Analyse and discuss the declaration’s Platform for Action, as well as the Women and the Media Diagnosis element of the declaration as central to all other critical areas of concern, in order to endorse and build Gamag as a mechanism to accelerate implementation and systematic follow-up; and,Encourage commitment to mainstream or strengthen gender and media objectives in the programmes and budgets of the development partners as well as through their communication strategies of their own media services.Millennium and Sustainable development goalsThe Gamag assembly is an answer to the call for global partnerships as stated in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal 8. Also, the mission statement of the conference resonates with the proposed Sustainable Development Goals 16 and 17. These are to target 10 concerning measures to promote public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, as well as strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development by the year 2030.Addis Ababa Action AgendaThe Gamag meeting will also seek to advance the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Action Plan on Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.Women are underrepresented in media staffing at all levels. This is fact, but we must change it. #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/Xc78Ls0OeT— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) November 30, 2015Decades of research has shown that despite many advancements in gender equality, there remains much work to be done. “Women remain consistently under- represented in media staffing at all levels, in particular in executive decision- making and technical areas, and [are] often misrepresented in editorial content,” GCIS said in a statement about the meeting.The South African government holds that women are under-represented in media regulatory and professional organisations. It is determined to help the media, traditional and emerging, to promote women’s full participation in the industry. “Media houses and government communications wings have [the] potential to promote editorial policies in favour of gender equality in media content, eliminating stereotypes and portraying a fair representation of men and women.”GCIS highlighted the need to bring more online access to women in general, around the world, allowing them a voice to speak about what mattered most to them, including health issues, human rights promotion and overall gender equality. In addition to allowing them the platforms to speak, the media, GCIS said, should offer women the information needed to promote their participation in every aspect of life and in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.“Media can give women a voice in news and current affairs, in all types of coverage and in all subject segments, including news on war and peace making, finance, science, technology and politics.”Ultimately, GCIS concluded, the media, working together with governments, the private sector and academia, “must enable time or space for women to express themselves and promote coverage and awareness of gender equality in work, working conditions, and property rights. A high priority [is] the situation of women in conflict zones, as well as violence against women.”Media can give women a voice in news and current affairs, in all types of coverage. #GenderInMedia pic.twitter.com/xtfoBfHScH— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) December 2, 2015Source: South African Government News Agency
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest FBNews, the online/digital newsletter of the American Farm Bureau Federation, began posting responses from the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees on a range of issues that concern farmers and ranchers the most. AFBF asked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump the same questions. Both candidates explained their positions on biotechnology, trade, immigration reform, regulatory reform, food safety and more.“The fact that the candidates took the time in the middle of this very competitive election season to go into such detail in their responses says a lot about the importance of these issues and the farmers and ranchers who care about them,” said Zippy Duvall, AFBF president. “Each of these issues touches our members at the farm and ranch level. Being able to provide information about the candidates’ platforms on issues that are important to agriculture is something we do every presidential election cycle.”The candidates’ responses have been posted on:The farm bill, biotechnology, food safety – http://fbnews.fb.org/Templates/Article.aspx?id=40444The Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Endangered Species Act –http://fbnews.fb.org/Templates/Article.aspx?id=40438Regulatory Reform – http://fbnews.fb.org/Templates/Article.aspx?id=40434 Additional responses will be posted at http://fbnews.fb.org/ in the following order:Sept. 27 – ImmigrationSept. 28 – International Trade and TPPSept. 29 – EnergySept. 30 – Full List of IssuesWhile AFBF cannot endorse or support a political candidate, the organization is providing the candidates’ positions to inform Farm Bureau members and others. FBNews signup is free at http://bit.ly/fbnewssubscribe.
Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday accused the West Bengal police of “arresting” party spokesperson Samanay Bandopadhyay for circulating posts critical of the Trinamool Congress government.‘Arrested from home’ Family members and party sources said that Mr. Bandopadhyay was “arrested” by a team of Purulia district police from his home in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday evening. The West Bengal police and Purulia district police neither confirmed nor denied having arrested or detained Mr. Bandopadhyay. “We will get back to you,” a senior official of Purulia police said when enquired about the alleged arrest. Mr. Bandopadhyay is known for his staunch criticism of the TMC government through his social media posts. “The arrest of Samanay Bandopadhyay is a classic example of intolerance of the highest order. Mr. Bandopadhyay was arrested from his home for criticising the State government. Such blatant attack on the freedom of speech and expression by the government will not stop us from protesting against the ruling dispensation. We condemn such undemocratic assault on the freedom of speech and political terrorism unleashed by the Mamata Banerjee government,” Mr. Chowdhury said. Reacting to the allegations, senior TMC leader and party Chief Whip in State Assembly Nirmal Ghosh said, “Mr. Bandopadhyay has been arrested as there were several criminal charges against him. It has nothing to do with criticism of the State government.” The BJP leadership also slammed the State government over the arrest. The CPI(M) and Congress activists on Friday staged a protest outside Khardah police station against the alleged arrest. Mr. Bandopadhyay’s house at Sodepur falls under the jurisdiction of Khardah police station. The incident is reminiscent of the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra in April 2012 for posting cartoons of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the Internet.