Take ownership, sports federations advised

first_imgSportsFederation BY SIMON KESLEP Sports federations need to take ownership in advocating their affiliates to abide under the Covid-19 safety measures, says PNG Sports Foundation chief medical officer Dr Kapua Kapua. “The federations need to take ownership, they need to be the ones advocating to their affiliates and empowering them to mitigate the risks as per their protocols. “It is their sport, their community, their family, their athletes at risk. We, as the Pandemic Management Committee has always been to get these sports back online in Covid-19 safe environment and not stopping them from restarting competitions,” said Dr Kapua, who is also the chairman of PNG Sports Foundation Pandemic Management Committee. Dr Kapua’s advice to affiliated associations is to adhere to their sporting federations Covid-19 protocols and start practising the new normal and safeguard their communities. “Be the advocate for health and safety and the fight against Covid-19 in the new normal. No matter what sport you play, it is a powerful movement. A movement that can deliver awareness, change, understanding and cooperation, this is the new normal and Covid-19 is here to stay so let us be the movement preventing and protecting,” said Dr Kapua. The PNG Sports Foundation Pandemic Control committee has been given authority over the resources under the foundation which includes venues, protocols approval, etc. Dr Kapua said the committee has direct contact with Office of the Pandemic Controller and has sought assistance with policy and clarity on Controller’s Orders as needed. He said sports federations just need to tweak their protocols similar with what their international federations have done into PNG setting and submit. The committee meets every week to vet proposals with key aspects like Adherence to Sports International Federations protocols if available, Covid-19 protocols, Return to Competition protocols, club and club training protocols if applicable, representative teams and athletes protocols and registration of all participants. “Not all sports can employ the same measures stringently across the board. For example social distancing would be easy for archery but near impossible for rugby. Thus each sport would have to be assessed individually and recommendations made accordingly,” said Dr Kapua. Sporting federation given approval so far include Cricket, Rugby League, Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming, Rugby Union, Archery, AFL, Basketball, Netball, Golf, Triathlon and Weightlifting.last_img read more

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Tennessee Police Benevolent Association endorses Powers

first_imgState Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) on Monday received an endorsement from the Tennessee Police Benevolent Association as he seeks re-election in the 36th District State House Race.The Tennessee Police Benevolent Association is designed to provide assistance and support for members of our local law enforcement communities and their families. This includes financial assistance for families of officers who are killed in the line of duty. The association also works to educate law enforcement members and their families about dangerous conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, and offers resources to assist with suicide prevention.TOP PHOTO:  Powers is shown in a file photo of a Campbell County project.As the son of a police officer (La Follette Police Chief Hugh Powers), Representative Powers has prioritized the needs of local and statewide law enforcement agencies throughout his time serving in our General Assembly.“It is an incredible honor to receive the support and this endorsement from Tennessee’s law enforcement community as I seek to continue serving the citizens of our community,” said Representative Powers. “Our police officers and their families make extraordinary sacrifices each day in efforts to ensure that cities and towns across Tennessee remain safe. It is an honor to support these important groups, and I will continue to fight for them in the years ahead.”The Tennessee Police Benevolent Association is a division of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association and is known as the voice of law enforcement officers. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/30/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Barnsley v QPR line-ups: Caulker & Bright start, Luongo & LuaLua back, strikers on bench, Tykes man plays

first_imgBarnsley: Davies, McCarthy, Jackson, Lindsay, Fryers, Williams, Moncur, Potts, Hammill, Barnes, Ugbo.Subs: Townsend, Pearson, Hedges, Bradshaw, MacDonald, McGeehan, Thiam.QPR: Smithies; Caulker, Baptiste, Robinson; Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Bidwell; Mackie, Osayi-Samuel.Subs: Lumley, Lynch, Manning, Smith, LuaLua, Wheeler, Washington. Embed from Getty ImagesSteven Caulker starts for QPR at Oakwell, where recent signing Bright Osayi-Samuel makes his full debut.Caulker replaces Darnell Furlong and Osayi-Samuel comes in for Conor Washington, who is among the substitutes.AdChoices广告Washington is joined on the bench by fellow striker Matt Smith, who has overcome a knock, but Idrissa Sylla, who has also been nursing an injury, misses out.Massimo Luongo is back in the side, replacing Yeni Ngbakoto, after recovering from illness.Kazenga LuaLua, who was dropped against Burton for failing to report for training on time, is a substitute.For Barnsley, Brad Potts has been passed fit after an ankle problem. On-loan Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo also starts for the hosts. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Penguins’ player has the right idea

first_img Share this post 3 Forums Home Sign in to follow this   36 225 posts Location:Tacoma, WA All Activity Link to post By Blue Falcon, September 26, 2006 in Sports Logo News 36 Blue Falcon 106 posts 8 The jersey itself isn’t that bad. It’s actually well designed if you ask me. It’s just the logo. gbasalmon Posted September 26, 2006 All Activity Share this post Share on other sites Share this post 79 This is clearly the right way to deal with the new Sabres jersey….just tear that sucker off before it offends people! I think the fact that the gusset screws up the intended effect on the Penguins jersey looks more ridiculous than the Sabres jersey myself, but it’s probably just me… eww7633 capn89 Posted September 26, 2006 Link to post 8 Penguins’ player has the right idea Sports Logo News The jersey itself isn’t that bad. It’s actually well designed if you ask me. It’s just the logo. Except for the fact that if you look at it, flat, it almost looks like a woman’s body… which might explain a lot of things. Posted September 26, 2006 Location:Long Island, NY Share on other sites BBM Followers 0 Share this post Link to post Share this post Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites BBM Go To Topic Listing 36 79 Posted September 26, 2006 This is clearly the right way to deal with the new Sabres jersey….just tear that sucker off before it offends people! I think the fact that the gusset screws up the intended effect on the Penguins jersey looks more ridiculous than the Sabres jersey myself, but it’s probably just me… Are you talking about the gold stripes not meeting on the side there? 0 eww7633 0 Members Members Followers 0 0 gbasalmon Link to post SportsLogos.Net Sports Logo News Penguins’ player has the right idea 3 2,826 posts Posted September 26, 2006 Blue Falcon 36 GhostOfChristmassPast Members The jersey itself isn’t that bad. It’s actually well designed if you ask me. It’s just the logo. Except for the fact that if you look at it, flat, it almost looks like a woman’s body… which might explain a lot of things. A Simple Fix?center_img eww7633 1,767 posts Members 6 Members Members 0 Location:Tacoma, WA Penguins’ player has the right idea Posted September 26, 2006 0 Share this post Share on other sites Link to post Link to post Location:New Jersey GhostOfChristmassPast 36 3 0 6 Share on other sites 6 gbasalmon Posted September 26, 2006 Sports Logos This is clearly the right way to deal with the new Sabres jersey….just tear that sucker off before it offends people! Share on other sites capn89 0 Members I couldn’t think of anything clever… 0 3 Share this post 1,489 posts Recommended Posts 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. 3 Link to post 79 Share this post 3 Piping Free Share on other sites I couldn’t think of anything clever… Members eww7633 It has to be that way. That is where the sleeve meets the body of the jersey. Trust me, you can’t tell when the Pens play. Its just a necessity of design. This is clearly the right way to deal with the new Sabres jersey….just tear that sucker off before it offends people! I think the fact that the gusset screws up the intended effect on the Penguins jersey looks more ridiculous than the Sabres jersey myself, but it’s probably just me… Are you talking about the gold stripes not meeting on the side there? Yeppers, it just looks sloppy… 0 Sports Logos 0 Share on other sites 660 posts Link to post 225 posts gbasalmon 36 SportsLogos.Net Forums Home 660 posts Posted September 26, 2006 8last_img read more

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No plans to abort tournaments, announce winners

first_imgChairman of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Competition’s Committee Shaun Massiah says they do not intend to prematurely cancel and announce winners of a number of tournaments which have been stalled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If a decision is made to cancel the tournaments, then the winners would be announced based on point standings, similar to what Cricket West Indies (CWI) did earlier this year to end the regional four-day tournament with two rounds to go.  “Even at our last Zoom meeting, we didn’t discuss aborting any of the tournaments,” Massiah affirmed. He noted that all tournaments will resume as per normal once the COVID-19 pandemic is under control to give sponsors their due mileage. “We struggle to get sponsorship so if we abort those tournaments and announce winners, it might be difficult to get new sponsorship after this COVID – 19 to get cricket playing… so we are going to run with those tournaments until they are completed,” the committee head noted.  Cricket in the Capital City, like many other parts of Guyana, continues to be a backyard past time since the outbreak of the new Coronavirus. There has been a prolonged absence of the sport in 2020 due to several factors starting with Guyana’s Mashramani celebrations along with the holding of General and Regional Elections. The outbreak of the new Coronavirus has since contributed to the hiatus, as the Georgetown Cricket Association (GAC) recently announced that it will be following the Ministry of Public Health’s recommendation to promote social distancing as a means to halt the spread of the virus.  The move has stalled cricket action in the New Building Society (NBS) 40 overs, second-division tournament, the Noble House Seafoods, second-division, two-day tournament and GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall first-division.last_img read more

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