Pauke Siaka is our 2018 Lewas Medal Winner

first_img“My first trip outside PNG was when we went to South Africa in 2008. That was a hard one – that was pressure. But now I’m used to it” Veteran Pauke Siaka won the 2018 Lewas Medal for her performances on the field between the 1st January 2017 to 31st May 2018. During this time, she was a vital member of the team that went to Sri Lanka for the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier and to Japan for the ICC Womens World T20 East-Asia Pacific Qualifier. The City Pharmacy PNG Lewas had a tough tournament in Sri Lanka but Pauke had a match to remember. Picking up 6/19 against Scotland – a leading Associate Member. “The match against Scotland was my favourite. I’ve taken 4/5 wickets in a math earlier – playing club Cricket or at the EAP level – but this was special because it was against Scotland, a leading Associate Cricket team” In Japan however, the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas had a very different tournament in terms of results, and clinched qualifying the East-Asia Pacific Title in dramatic style, beating Samoa – who they had lost to in the second match of the tournament – in the final match. Pauke Siaka carried the team home in Japan alongside Brenda Tau. These were the memorable performances by Siaka, littered among many consistent outings for the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas, that led to her winning the prestigious award. The 2018 Lewas Medal was given to Siaka by Kune Amini, the first ever captain of the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas and was the second time Siaka received the award. “I am feeling very feeling very happy, proud and thankful for winning the Lewas award. I am just as thrilled about this one as I was when I won my first medal. The entire team congratulated me, which was special. It has given me more confidence to go out there and perform better at the Qualifiers in Netherlands. It doesn’t add any pressure though – it’s not the first time I am representing my country” The nonchalance with which she speaks about getting the award is typical of how Siaka takes to the game. Cool, calm and collected in any position. While bowling or batting. Whether her team is winning or losing. “I come in at number 4 and my role is to keep the run rate going. I enjoy bowling just as much though. I am the 4th or 5th bowler in the unit. I try and do as much as I can for the team and as a senior member, I try and absorb the pressure for the youngsters because it does not effect me as much. That’s because I was lucky to have senior players around me and got encouragement and support from them. Now I try and do the same for the youngsters in our team.” This is our 2nd major T20 tournament for the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas and Pauke Siaka. She enjoys this version just as much as One Day Internationals and for Papua New Guinea to benefit from her performances, it is best that our champion Pauke Siaka continues to enjoys herself as much as she can on the field. The City Pharmacy PNG Lewas travel to Netherlands next week to play in the ICC Womens T20 World Cup Qualifiers.last_img read more

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Kimbe Cutters getting prepared

first_imgRugby League BY EUNICE SABUIN Close to 60 young men have been selected for the Kimbe Cutters intensive training camp. A final 25-man squad for the province’s rugby league team will be named after the boot camp as the board of management prepares their bid for the 2019 Digicel Cup competition. Two teams each from Bialla, Hoskins, Mosa, Talasea and three from Kimbe Urban that were selected when tournaments were held in these respective associations battled it out in a three-day Governor’s Cup tournament at the Peter Humphrey’s Rugby League Ground. PNGRL National Selector- Samson Clayton Well and Digicel Cup referees- Levi Ainui and Peter Kamat assisted in the selections. Patron to the Kimbe Cutters – Governor Sasindran Muthuvel who was satisfied in the process of the recruitment of players not just within town but in rural local level governments has commended the board highly for such initiative. Muthuvel says his government has spent close to K30 million in building sporting infrastructures which was an enormous challenge but the province proved critics wrong where he says bidding to have a team in the Digicel Cup will be another challenge. Both players and the board members have been encouraged by Muthuvel to remain focused and work hard and achieve the dream of representing WNB in a semi-professional competition. The provincial government according to Muthuvel will continue to give moral and funding support but the Kimbe Cutters Board must also seek corporate sponsorships. Meanwhile, the Cutters Board is also focused on its development program where 40 school boys have been selected and will also go into camp.last_img read more

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Prep Sports Scores, Friday January 27

first_img About Connatix V56892 1/1 About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p) St. Cloud Apollo – 52Willmar – 63LPGE – 41St. John’s Prep 53Foley – 45St. Cloud Cathedral – 73 GIRLS BASKETBALLFoley – 48St. Cloud Cathedral – 58GIRLS HOCKEYRoseau – 4Sartell – Sauk Rapids – 2Thief River Falls – 2St. Cloud Ice Breakers – 4center_img 360p BOYS BASKETBALL ROCORI -73St. Cloud Tech – 63Sartell – St. Stephen – 70Brainerd -68 720p HD 1080p HDlast_img read more

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Man Utd ‘ready to take’ advantage of player’s situation at club,…

first_imgOn September 11th, we carried a report from Calciomercato.it, who claimed that Manchester United are looking at Juventus’ Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa. The same Italian outlet now has a story regarding the former Bayern Munich man, who was given marching orders in the stoppage time for spitting on Federico Di Francesco in his side’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo.He is likely to receive a lengthy suspension, meaning Massimiliano Allegri will be forced to use another player in the 28-year-old’s absence.The Brazilian has started only once in the Serie A and came off the bench on three occasions this season, having played 159 minutes in the league. It’s claimed that if his playing time is limited, a possibility of a ‘sensational divorce’ cannot be ruled out as early as January.Embed from Getty ImagesJose Mourinho’s side would have made a bid of over €90m bid for the winger in the summer and are now ‘ready to take’ advantage of Costa’s situation at the Allianz Stadium.The report claims that United will face competition from Manchester City and Arsenal, but it’s the Red Devils who are now lacking a quality player on the right side of the attack.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndolast_img read more

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Chelsea player keen to stay at club, knocked back China approach,…

first_imgThe website claims that the defender is really keen on staying at the London side, and will do what is needed to renew his contract with the club.With his current deal expiring in 2019, Luiz doesn’t mind Chelsea’s procedure of extending deals of elder players for only one year.UOL says that Luiz’s representatives have recently been in China, where they received an approach for the player. The 31-year-old, however, has claimed that he’d rather stay at the Stamford Bridge at this point.Embed from Getty ImagesThe report claims that the player is pretty well adapted to London, where he lives close to Willian and has a restaurant to take care of.Speaking to the Brazilian media, Luiz has many times explained how happy he is at Chelsea with the arrival of Maurizio Sarri, especially after the problematic season he had under Antonio Conte.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undo David Luiz’s wish to stay at Chelsea is reinforced by Brazilian outlet UOL on Friday.last_img read more

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Jennine McCulley of Wellington finds the 2019 Medallion after just 4 days

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Jimbodean · 57 weeks ago SETUP Report Reply 0 replies · active 57 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Jennine McCulley finds the Medallion.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It’s official. Jennine McCulley, 27, of Wellington found the 2019 Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion after just four clues.The Medallion was found in the Melody Bowl area just east of the Wellington golf course and west of the Armory.McCulley found it after just 20 minutes of looking.  It was in a tree in a McDonald’s Restaurant bag.McCulley has an official registered Kansas Wheat Festival button so she will be $1,000 richer. She said her and her two teammates just started looking for the Medallion Clue this afternoon for just 20 minutes. They figures from the clues that Lincoln Street was the east-west dividing line for Wellington and there were a set of rules at the Melody Bowl park and “Everyone is welcome.”The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce will reward McCulley with the winnings during the Picnic at the Park.We will be giving the meanings of the clues probably tomorrow.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Chinese electric car maker enters US market by selling buses

first_img In this photo taken Monday, April 11, 2016, performers take part in an event to introduce the Yuan, the latest Plug-in Hybrid mini SUV from BYD in Beijing, China. The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan and GM combined is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) FILE – In this May 1, 2013, file photo, an electric bus produced by China’s BYD Co., is parked at the announcement of the opening of an electric bus manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Calif. The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan and GM combined is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) FILE – In this May 1, 2013, file photo, an electric bus produced by China’s BYD Co., is parked at the announcement of the opening of an electric bus manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Calif. The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan and GM combined is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) FILE – In this May 1, 2013, file photo, an electric bus produced by China’s BYD Co., is parked at the announcement of the opening of an electric bus manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Calif. The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan and GM combined is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) In this photo taken Monday, April 11, 2016, Michael Austin, BYD Co.’s vice president for the United States, introduces the latest plug in mini-SUV during the BYD Dreams Conference in Beijing, China. The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan and GM combined is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) SHENZHEN, China | The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan or GM is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus.Detouring around the cost and risk of consumer sales, BYD Co. has quietly built a U.S. business supplying rechargeable buses to environmentally-minded transit agencies. Its factory north of Los Angeles, opened in 2013, is on track to deliver 300 this year.The company has dipped its toe into the U.S. auto market by launching test fleets of plug-in electric taxis in Chicago and New York City. In this photo taken Monday, April 11, 2016, Chinese men walk past a logo for the BYD Dreams Conference held in Beijing, China. Chinese automaker BYD Co. sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan and GM combined is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) In this photo taken Monday, April 11, 2016, Michael Austin, BYD Co.’s vice president for the United States, looks at the interior of the latest plug in mini-SUV during the BYD Dreams Conference in Beijing, China. The Chinese automaker that sold more electric cars last year than Tesla, Nissan and GM combined is taking a back road into the American market on a battery-powered bus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) Consumer sales are coming but BYD has yet to decide when, said Michael Austin, its vice president for the United States. He said it might start developing a sales network in the next two years.“We have the manufacturing scale that can drive the cost to a point where we can bring vehicles to export markets including the United States, Latin America and Europe that will be game-changing,” said Austin at BYD’s headquarters in this southern city adjacent to Hong Kong.Once that comes, “we get brand recognition because people already are riding our buses,” said Austin.BYD — the name stands for “Build Your Dreams” — is part of an emerging wave of Chinese companies that stand to profit from global demand for solar and wind power, electric cars and other clean and renewable energy.They benefit from rising consumer interest abroad and heavy spending at home by the ruling Communist Party. Chinese leaders see what they call “new energy” as a field where China still can win a profitable leading role.“I have no doubt BYD eventually can crack the market in Europe or the U.S.,” said Cosmin Laslau, who follows the electric vehicle market for Lux Research in Boston.It might take five to 10 years to achieve an “equal footing” with GM, Nissan or Tesla, “but it’s surely doable if we look sufficiently far out,” Laslau said.“By deploying these buses first (in the United States), BYD can get an early lesson in how its batteries fare,” he said. “And if they are successful, they can point to that and say the battery you are going to get in your electric vehicle has already done a half-million miles in buses.”In 2014, China spent $83.3 billion in renewables, nearly one-third of the global total. That includes construction of hydro dams and wind farms, research grants to manufacturers and subsidies to customers.China surpassed the United States last year as the biggest market for electrics by number of units sold, boosted by government subsidies of up to 60,000 yuan ($9,500) per vehicle.BYD’s sales rose to 61,722 autos, beating Tesla Motors Inc.’s sales of 50,580 plug-in vehicles and more than triple the 15,393 Volts sold by General Motors Co. Nissan Motor Co. says sales of its Leaf over the past five years total 211,000, which based on previous data suggests about 56,000 were sold last year.Unlike startups that are burning cash, BYD is profitable. The company, in which Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Corp. owns a 10 percent stake, has yet to release 2015 results but said in January profit rose about 500 percent from a year earlier.BYD’s consumer models are, like the Volt, “dual mode” hybrids — plug-in electrics with a small gasoline generator to extend the range beyond one charge’s 150 to 200 miles (250 to 300 kilometers).The company started out as a battery developer, founded in 1995 by engineer Wang Chuanfu and 20 co-workers from a state-owned company. It grew to supply about half the global market for mobile phone batteries before expanding into electric vehicles with the 2002 purchase of a small producer of gasoline cars that became BYD Auto Ltd.Last year marked the first time BYD Auto supplied more than half of BYD’s revenue. The rest comes from sales of batteries, solar panels, mobile phone components and power-management technology.BYD’s workforce of 180,000 includes 15,000 engineers in battery development. At its Shenzhen headquarters, a spiral parking structure has 400 spaces to charge taxis and employee cars. The company has its own test track for buses, modeled on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s bus testing site in Altoona, Pennsylvania.The first two buses out of the BYD factory in Lancaster, California, went to the nearby Antelope Valley Transit Authority, which plans to become the first all-electric U.S. fleet.The agency is buying 85 BYD buses for a total of $72 million. They include 14 60-foot-long (18-meter-long) articulated buses that can carry 120 people with a range of up to 200 miles (320 kilometers) on one charge, 30 commuter coaches and 41 40-foot (12-meter) standard buses.The 40-foot (12-meter) buses cost $660,000, compared with $500,000 for a diesel hybrid, according to the agency’s executive director, Len Engel. But maintenance is cheaper: Most buses need new tires after as little as 20,000 miles (32,000 kilometers) but the BYD vehicles are still on their first set after 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers).“It’s slightly more expensive,” said Engel. But with annual savings of up to $50,000 on maintenance “that is paid back in three years and after that we are making money.”Other buyers include transit agencies in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Gardena in California, Denver and St. Albert in western Canada.Several Silicon Valley technology companies are talking with BYD about possible double-deck commuter buses for employees with coffee bars, leather interiors, video games and work stations, said Peter Mobley, BYD’s marketing director for North America.Outside North America, BYD buses are in use at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and in Japan, Hong Kong, Finland, Denmark and Uruguay.BYD’s consumer models are, like GM’s Volt, “dual mode” with plug-in charging and a small gasoline engine to generate extra power if needed to help extend the range.BYD’s workhorse is the e6, a boxy, midsize all-electric hatchback used by taxi companies in China and Europe. The company has a test fleet of 20 in Chicago and is preparing 50 in New York City.The brand also is moving upmarket. A family of SUVs ranging from subcompact to luxury and named for Chinese dynasties including the Song, Yuan and Tang have leather interiors and rear-view video.To reach American consumers, BYD will need to “bring something new to the table,” said Laslau. He said a newcomer might target budget-minded buyers with a model priced under $35,000 with a range of at least 200 miles (320 kilometers) on a charge.Austin said BYD can meet that today but thinks the price has to be even lower — below $30,000.“We’re not a toy for the rich,” he said. “We’re going after the mass market. And if you are delivering that, you have to be cost-competitive.”BYD’s batteries are heavier than its competitors’ but the company says their iron phosphate chemical mix is safer than those made of lithium and cobalt that sometimes can catch fire if punctured.Abroad, BYD faces more hurdles in countries that don’t promote electric vehicles as aggressively as China does.In its home city of Shenzhen, the local government has bought 200 electric buses and thousands of taxis. The state-owned utility installs charging stations — something BYD cannot count on in other markets.In the United States, BYD faces a “very large undertaking” of setting up a sales and service network before consumer sales could start, said Austin, a “battery guy” who joined BYD in 2007 from Motorola Inc., where he had helped manage purchases of the Chinese company’s batteries for mobile phones.“Our success in 2015 has probably accelerated some of our plans to bring consumer electric vehicles to export markets,” he said. “We have a big job preparing ourselves for that.”last_img read more

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Friday 601 Darts League

first_imgResults & Standings April 5 (week 12) Taffy’s Bar ‘B’9183-472 Jantha Coffee House12394-306 Results:  Jantha Coffee (3-1)-(6-0) v Taffy’s Bar ‘A’, Load Out Bar (2-0)-(7-1) v Legends Darts TeamPWLB/L+/-Pts Legends Darts97262314 Loadout Bar12394-426 Dang’s Bar107373814 Taffy’s Bar ‘A’1010065820last_img

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