When addressing the local and international media today, Pacific Games Council (PGC) president Vidhya Lakhan congratulated the PNG Government for its efforts.“After visiting all the venues this week, we were surprised with the amount of work compared to our last visit in getting the games venues ready.“All venues are ready after being tested and trialled and there are no issues.“They’re far better than in past Games so congratulations to the PNG Government,” he said.The PGC was also grateful for the people of the host city, Port Moresby, for the support provided to the Games Organising Committee.The council is confident that the Games will be an excellent event and a success.Four thousand athletes and officials from 24 countries will be involved in the Games.
PNG struck first on the wing through Nadya Taubuso and then hit from the opposite wing thanks to the brilliance of captain Diane Vetu.Samoa hit back just before the break to get back in the game.
The planned dedication service will start soon after the Lae City Dwellers arrive in Lae around 4pm this afternoon.The team has defended well their title and retained the cup as the premiers of the prestigious soccer game in the country.Team manager Peter Seske, coach Peter Gunemba and the team’s spiritual leader Reverend Gary Mangiri will lead the team to the church for the service.Lae City Dwellers is a Papua Compound-based NSL team. Apart from the game of soccer, they also commit themselves to God as they know that He is the source of their lives and game.And since they entered the competition two years ago, they had always put God first.”We thank God for the guidance as He is the source of our lives and games. The church dedication is about thanking God for our victory.”We are so thankful for the guidance and comfort from Him,” coach Gunemba said.
This came off a two-hole playoff on Sunday. Moules, who took the lead after the first day, fired 5-under 67 in the final round to be the clubhouse leader on 11-under the card.It was a three-way playoff between Moules, amateur Anthony Quayle and Aaron Wilkin. Moules claimed victory with his birdie on the second playoff hole.He walked away with AU$21,000 in prize money plus a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour of Australasia.Wilkin and amateur Quayle shared runner-up honours while Mitchell A. Brown finished a shot outside the playoff to finish 4th.The tournament teed off on Thursday 21 April and ended yesterday (Sunday 24 April).
Solomon Islands will be hosting the 2023 Pacific Games and Sogavare says the real work will start after the bid to make sure the infrastructures are ready in time before the Games.“Since we are here, I know we can learn a lot of from the experience of Papua New Guinea.“So far this morning we toured a number of sites and one thing of course is the infrastructure.“So we have two challenges on our hands, first is to make sure that the infrastructure are ready a year before 2023, and the other of course is to continue to use the facilities after the Games,” said Sogavare.He added he was impressed with the current infrastructure adding it will be a mammoth of a task to equal what PNG is doing.Sogavare said that PNG is a very big economy and will ably sustain and maintain such infrastructures, however for Solomon Islands, they will be selective on the sports they offer.“We are of course very selective in the sport we are offering for 2023, so we will be building infrastructures according to the games we offer,” said Sogavare.Sogavare ended his tour at the Taurama Aquatic Centre (TAC) where staff from the High Performance Sport took on him on a tour of the facilities.He was further impressed with PNG’s scientific approach to improving Sports in Papua New Guinea using the High Performance unit based at the TAC.He said PNG and the Solomon Islands have a very strong relationship and he has received assurance from the PNG Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill and his Ministers that they will assist in hosting the Games in 2023.
In 1922, and after the departures of Ricardo Zamora and Clemente Gracia to Barcelona and José Luis Zabala to Oviedo, in addition to casualties of players who had been recruited to battle in the War of Morocco, it was the blue and white club evicted from its field on Muntaner Street. And Genaro de la Riva had to listen in a barbershop how a client proclaimed: “I think Espanyol has definitely died.” Who said it turned out to be Hans Gamper, founder of Barcelona, to which the parakeet president replied: “As long as I live, Espanyol will live”.Wow it happened. Zamora returned to Espanyol and some land in Can Ràbia was bought for 170,000 pesetas (about 1,000 euros) to build the stadium of Sarrià, inaugurated in 1923, although not without mishaps: the construction company went bankrupt, the stand was not done and had the team to make endless tours (among them, a very popular one for America in 1926) to finance the works. A discreet third place in the Catalonian Championship, the biggest competition that was played then, kicked off in 1920 to a Espanyol in which Genaro de la Riva would take over the presidency, and that two years later he would see how in that same tournament he would finish last (he lost his games against Barcelona 0-9 and 10-0), having to play against Spain a promotion not to go down to a sort of Catalan second division. He avoided the decline, but not the economic ruin. The history of Espanyol is full of crossroads. Of falls to stand up. To convert crisis in opportunities. In that situation the club starts this 2020, considered by some as the beginning of a decade, and by all as the first of the 20s. A time that the last century has already begun in a delicate situation, as much or more than the current, and who knew how to get around the parakeet to the point that this decade would end at the top of the Catalan and Spanish teams. This would end up coming to 1929, when the Espanyol conquered the Catalan Championship without suffering a single defeat (0-2 and 2-1 against Barça). The same would happen in the Spanish Cup, where he appealed to Arenas de Getxo, Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona before beating Madrid (2-1) in the famous Water Final, played at Mestalla. Ecstasy arrived. And, seven days later, the first goal in LaLiga (work by Pitus Prat), which the Catalans would conquer, who would not repeat that until 1945.
Chaos increases in Barcelona. Luis Suarez would miss almost the rest of the season after undergoing a meniscus operation this morning by Dr. Ramon Cugat. According to Barcelona, the Uruguayan striker would be close to four months off.The Uruguayan striker dragged discomfort in the knee for years and after falling to Atlético de Madrid raised the possibility of surgery, but he never imagined that the recovery period would be so long. There was talk before entering the operating room of a convalescence period of four to six weeks that would allow him to play the decisive part of the course with the aim of reappearing before Naples in the Champions League on February 25. 9 Before this varapalo, Barcelona seriously considers the option of going to the winter market to sign a striker. Another issue to discuss at the meeting of the sports area convened urgently to also assess the relief or not of Valverde after Xavi Hernández’s refusal to assume the team right now. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 12, 2020
Barça confirmed Thursday that Neto has a sprained left ankle although he did not report on the low time that the Brazilian will be. However, the substitute for Ter Stegan could stand up to three weeks, which would prevent him from playing round of 16 and quarterfinals in case Barça advanced. Net was injured by falling badly in a jump, but decided to continue with courage (he was cheered by the stands of Can Misses). At the end of the game he noticed that he was injured and the tests confirmed that sprain that will leave him without the option of playing in the only competition that was reserved for him. Eye to the goal in Barça because Ter Stegen comes from dragging a tendinopathy in the right knee that had him out of combat for a month and now he will have to face weeks with intersemanac matches. Doctors should pamper the German to prevent Setien from having a problem under sticks.
Getafe is from the Champions League. It is third in LaLiga! Let all who aspire to that club of authentic privileged know. Like Athletic, which received a master class to impose, to make it be played only to what one knows. These people do things very well; It will be unsightly, but its effectiveness deserves to take you to that kingdom of the best in Europe. San Mamés lost his spell in the face of such forcefulness. Second defeat this season and in the Garitano era. For 16 months no one scored two goals for the rojiblanco team in their fief. He has seven games without winning, with five draws and two losses; it doesn’t take three points from Granada on December 1, more than two months have passed. Knead five of 21 and that leads him to wander through no man’s land. He tried but it was very incisive. The first half hour was a continuous guerrilla. The colleague got out of hand, thought that a clean card was not going to cut so many abruptness and heated debates, and there was no way to put anybody on the waist. The piques began in pairs: Yuri with Mata, Raúl García with Etxeita … the other football. That rough sea in which the Bordalás team sails so well. Inside the trenches, the Getafe was well planted, perceiving that the rhythm was his, that by pure law of inertia and before the dynamiters that he has above, something would fall from his side. It was Damián in the 35th minute, with a portentous game supported by two walls (plus another one to start the action), culminated with a dribble to Unai López and Yeray to score the goal of the day. His second goal with Getafe in 169 games (the first, also excellent, was against Espanyol in April 2018 with a great distant shot) was an ode to a wizard’s culebreo. The first part was summed up in a 28 percent possession of visitors and only 64 successful passes, compared to 250 of the rojiblancos. A profitability that summarizes the success of this group that has forged Bordalás.A silly Lekue hand at the start of the second half allowed Mata, the best in the afternoon, to increase the distance from the penalty spot. The Getafe had it at the ideal cooking point. Two goals, not thirty seconds in a row playing, with some lions of nerves and a sensation in the stands of absolute impotence. Athletic was suffocated, perhaps by the Cup, and not imposed on individual duels. The movie was monotonous and Garitano seemed blocked. Something had to be changed and this time it was not a conservative path. Late, but unleashed a revolution, with three novelties. Capa, Ibai and Aduriz left. And as soon as it was put into action, Ibai put it on a foul to Aduriz, who finished off with tenderness at the hands of Soria. Villalibre had been one of the best so far, associating well and with a good chance, but the gallons of Aritz are a jewel. He had three approaches, although shy. Goals0-1, 35 ‘: Damián Suarez, 0-2, 49 ‘: Bush “There is a lot of championship left and in front we have great potential teams. Those 39 points is to be proud of a team that works with honesty and humility. We are missing some things, but we compensate with delivery and work. You can’t ask for more, “said the coach of the Azulón team.On the meeting of ‘La Catedral’ Bordalás stressed that Getafe made a “very serious” and “supercomplete” match in which he managed to “neutralize many of the virtues” of Athletic, especially “covering the bands very well” and “going against it.”“We scored two goals and created another three clear chances. They have barely generated goal situations. The clearest has been the shot of Ibai to the crossbar, already at the end. We are very happy because the level of demand here is very high and win it’s very complicated, “he explained.“Getafe competes at a great level. There are people who insist on taking credit from a modest team like ours and with one of the lowest budgets of the most important league in the world. We must praise the merit of this team, “added the Alicante coach. Garitano: “I’m worried”The Athletic Club coach, Gaizka Garitano, He admitted feeling “worried” about the seven-day run without winning chained in the last two months by the rojiblanco team with five draws and two losses, the last one today against Getafe in San Mamés.“Of course I’m worried, how can I not be?”, the Vizcaino coach admitted after recognizing that Getafe was “better” and deserved to take the victory in a match where they were “very uncomfortable.”“The importance I give to LaLiga is maximum, much more than the Cup. It was a more important match than Thursday, sure, “Garitano said in relation to the quarterfinal match they will play against Barça next Thursday in San Mamés.“The 0-1 has scored a lot. With the face game it is a better team because afterwards it is almost impossible to play, they do very well. We lacked freshness. It has been a very physical duel and we have ended up tired. They have been better, they have won and we recover and think about the next one, “Garitano added.The Biscayan also recognized that in some phases of the game the behavior of the Getafe players could “unsettle” their players. “They do that with all the teams, it is not a novelty. They manage the advantage phenomenally and do not let them play the opposite. It is their merit and that is why they are in Champions positions,” he praised.Garitano is sure that this defeat will not influence Athletic in the face of that Cup match against Barça. “We have to get up fast, we can not afford that luxury of being low mood. With a low mood we are a team that has a hard time winning, so it has to be very high”he concluded. The azulones with three movements left the Bilbao defense in leather. Molina had it, while Raúl García did a more organizing work. Williams scored offside, reviewed by the VAR, in minute 79. Then he could put the lace Nyom, but Yeray saved her. Ibai threw a blow to the crossbar, and the boat went outside with respect to the finish line To make matters worse for Athletic, Iñigo Martínez was late for an action of Arambarri, saw yellow and that stimulating derby of the Reale Arena will be lost next working day.Bordalás: “There are people who insist on taking away merits”The coach of Getafe CF, Jose BordalásHe confessed to feeling “very happy” for the victory achieved in San Mamés against Athletic Club and said it is “a pleasure” to see his team in the Champions League area, but especially with 39 points at this point in LaLiga. CardsReferee: Javier Alberola RojasVAR Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu LahozDeyverson (11 ‘, Yellow) Mauro Arambarri (39 ‘, Yellow) Yuri (62 ‘, Yellow) Bush (62 ‘, Yellow) Damián Suarez (66 ‘, Yellow) Nyom (69 ‘, Yellow) Íñigo Martínez (85 ‘, Yellow ChangesJorge Molina (54 ‘, Deyverson), Aduriz (66 ‘, Villalibre), Cap (67 ‘, Lekue), Ibai Gomez (67 ‘, Unai López), Timor (85 ‘, Mata), Kenedy (91 ‘, Nyom)
Although a few years ago it seemed a more typical theme of science fiction movies or books, the truth is that the implementation of robots and AIs in everyday life is getting closer. There are few people who show their concern for an uncertain future in their work. And by 2050 more than a dozen jobs could be literally obsolete for humans.It would be machines that replace man. AIs can handle many of the most unlikely aspects. In video games, for example, they are capable of winning professional teams, but also building impressive maps. Applied to mobile telephony can organize the agenda. In the field of robots its implementation is still being explored, but there is no doubt that it is a field that is advancing by leaps and bounds. Factory work will be one of the most accused by the arrival of robotsAI is increasingly gaining ground even in fields such as driving Image: iStock In just 18 years, both one and the other will present themselves in our lives in order to make it more comfortable, but also leaving millions of people on the street. An AI for example would be able to perform a job such as receptionist, analysts and even taxi drivers. It is no news that Artificial Intelligence has been gaining prominence in the most recent vehicle models. Although for now they are implemented in the form of small aids, it is expected that a human being does not have to drive in the way we have understood all our life in the future. To all this we must add a speed of calculation unthinkable for a human being and that in the case of analysts would be much more accurate when offering certain data. Workers in fast food restaurants, assembly lines, repleteners or warehouse employees are some of the most widespread positions. The continuous evolution in robotics would make these machines become the real employees. Great physical strength for positions whose purpose is totally mechanical in many cases. Elon Musk has not hidden that in the future the stores have robots as workers, but he also emphasizes that there will always be people in each and every one of the places where one of these machines exists. The big question is, what will be our function?