SP spins in with K200,000 for Cricket PNG

first_imgThe cheque presentation was made today at the SP Brewkettle in Port Moresby. The sponsorship comes under SP’s Export Radler Brand.General Manager of CPNG, Greg Campbell thanked SP saying they (SP) have been a sponsor for CPNG many times in the past and was grateful they had renewed their sponsorship.“This is of course not a new partnership between SP and CPNG, and we look forward to building this relationship with promising prospects at present and the near future,” said Campbell.He added the money will not only be used for the high performance programs for the Hebou PNG Barramundis and the City Pharmacy Lewas, but also for carrying out education and awareness programs in schools and to get more youths involved in the sport.Managing Director of SP Brewery, Stan Joyce said that he had every confidence that the sponsorship will continue to raise the bar of cricket in PNG.“Cricket has grown from strength to strength over the years due to its administration. It’s successes on the field is attributed to its success in managing the code in a transparent and efficient manner,” said Joyce.last_img read more

DONEGAL TEACHERS STILL NOT VETTED BY GARDAI – McCONALOGUE

first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDBy Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí: Forty percent of teachers have not undergone the garda vetting process, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has said today.Figures released this morning show that 36,000 teachers throughout Ireland have not been through the garda clearance process.“I am extremely concerned by the reports this morning that 40% of teachers in our schools have not undergone the Garda vetting process. These procedures were put in place to protect children and vulnerable young people, however the fact that so many teachers have yet to be vetted calls into question the Government’s commitment to actually implementing their policy,”, Deputy McConalogue told Donegal Daily. “Delays in the implementation of the National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 have created a loophole in the system, which is effectively allowing teachers to work in schools without being fully cleared by the authorities.“While there are certain child protection policies currently in place only full mandatory vetting can ensure best possible practice.”He warned: “This issue needs to be addressed urgently. Child protection policies must not be allowed to be reduced to token measures. They must be enforced in full and without exception, and Garda vetting must be a part of that.“Minister Jan O’Sullivan cannot continue to ignore this problem. Resources must be allocated to the Garda Vetting Unit to reduce the backlog and ensure that all teachers are cleared. This is a short term measure which will have a significant impact on the system. It is completely unacceptable more than 36,000 teachers have gone unchecked to date, and it is a failure of this Government which must be remedied without delay.”  DONEGAL TEACHERS STILL NOT VETTED BY GARDAI – McCONALOGUE was last modified: October 22nd, 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalGarda vettinglast_img read more

Golden Backpack award winners revealed

first_imgThe winners of the 2010 Golden Backpack Awards, Australiaand New Zealand’s only dedicated awards program for the independent travel sector, havebeen announced in Sydney.Run by TNT Magazine, the market-leading publisher of backpacker titles, and independenttravel trade website Thumbrella.com.au, the Golden Backpacks saw an internationalcampaign to gather votes from consumers in more than 30 categories.Backpackers voted for their favourite hostel, tour and backpacker night in every state and territory in Australia and across the Tasman.National awards recognised tour operators, transport providers and car/campervan rental companies while the general category sawawards for best travel agent, recruitment service, website and indigenous experience. Awards were also presented for innovation andoutstanding achievement and outgoing Australian Tourism Export Council managing director Matt Hingerty received a specialrecognition award for services to the backpacking industry.A total of 19,539 votes were cast with voting conducted exclusively online for the first time. The winners were revealed last night at agala dinner held in Star City Casino and hosted by award-winning comedian Jeff Green.The awards were sponsored by Tourism New South Wales, Backpacking Queensland, Tourism Victoria, The South Australia TourismCommission, Tourism Tasmania, Virgin Blue, Insurance Advisernet, WorldNomads.com, Website Travel, Sleepmaker, Taxback, GlobalGossip, the Adventure Travel & Backpackers Expo, Bounce Hotel, TNT Magazine and Thumbrella.com.au.TNT Magazine and Thumbrella Publishing Director Martin Lane said: “Once again we have been overwhelmed by the response ofbackpackers and the industry to the Golden Backpack Awards. Winning one is the ultimate accolade because it’s the customers who decide.”NEW SOUTH WALES –Best hostel: Wake Up!Best tour/activity: Oz IntroBest backpacker night: Oz Party BusTASMANIA –Best hostel: The Pickled Frog, HobartBest tour/activity: Adventure Tours 6-Day Taste of TasmaniaBest backpacker night: Republic Bar & Café, HobartNORTHERN TERRITORY –Best hostel: Melaleuca on Mitchell, DarwinBest tour/activity: The Rock TourBest backpacker night: The Vic Hotel, DarwinthUMBRELLAthumbrella.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA –Best hostel: Perth City YHABest tour/activity: Western Xposure 10-Day Perth to BroomeBest backpacker night: Mustang Bar, PerthVICTORIA –Best hostel: Habitat HQ, St KildaBest tour/activity: Autopia Tours, Great Ocean RoadBest backpacker night: The Official Neighbours NightQUEENSLAND –Best hostel: Bunk, BrisbaneBest tour/activity: Pro Dive CairnsBest backpacker night: The Woolshed, CairnsSOUTH AUSTRALIA –Best hostel: Adelaide Central YHABest tour/activity: Groovy Grape, Barossa valleyBest backpacker night: Backpack Oz, AdelaideNEW ZEALAND –Best hostel: Nomads, QueenstownBest tour/activity: Shotover Canyon Swing, QueenstownBest backpacker night: The World Bar, QueenstownNATIONAL –Best car/campervan rental Australia: Travellers Auto BarnBest car/campervan rental NZ: Jucy RentalsBest tour operator Australia: Oz ExperienceBest transport operator Australia: Greyhound AustraliaBest tour/transport operator NZ: StrayGENERAL –Best large travel agent: Peterpans Adventure TravelBest small travel agent: Adventure Travel BugsBest backpacker website: Hostelworld.comBest recruitment company: The Job Shop, PerthBest indigenous cultural experience: Tamaki Maori Village, RotoruaPANEL VOTED –Special recognition award: Matt HingertyInnovation award: YHA eNightsOutstanding achievement award: Brett Claxton Source = TNT Travel DownUnderlast_img read more