Hunter Justin Olam jumps another hurdle

first_imgOlam achieved his educational ambition by graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation at the 48th graduation of the PNG University of Technology in Lae.This achievement came after being selected to play for the semi-professional  Intrust Cup competition for the 2016 season with the Hunters. Olam was a courageous person who handled both studies and footy at the same time while in Lae in the last few seasons.In the past two years, he played for the Snax Lae Tigers and then went on to play for the PNG PMs 13 against Australia at the end of last year.This week the young talent was not on coach Michael Marum’s list for the away game against the Mackay Cutters in Brisbane. He instead flew into Lae to receive his degree.Olam is so far the highest try scorer for the Hunters.last_img read more

Sidewalks, cycle lanes for several communities along public roads

first_imgSeveral communities along the East Coast and East Bank public roads will soon be outfitted with sidewalks and cycles lanes, as the Public Infrastructure Ministry ramps up efforts to bolster road safety.Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Manager of Traffic, Safety and Maintenance at the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Kester Hinds, said the Ministry will be lobbying for the funds to be allocated in 2019 Budget.He explained that public roads, which are subject to heavy traffic flows and where school children frequently traverse, will be first to be targeted. Among these are Diamond, Providence public road – on the East Bank of Demerara and Turkeyen public road, on the East Coast of Demerara.“What we find is that in most communities there are no sidewalks. For instance, on the Corentyne public road (Region Six) there is none and the residents would have to walk on the earthen shoulders, which can be slushy and muddy during the rainy season. So, we’re working towards having sidewalks constructed along this roadway and in several communities, providing we get the monies approved,” Hinds explained.The Ministry has already sent out bids for the construction of the sidewalks at an estimated cost of $88.8 million.Similarly, the Ministry is also planning to construct cycle lanes along many public roadways. Hinds noted, “Guyana is developing and while many individuals are driving, cycles remain relevant as many persons still ride. So, with the cycle lanes, we will see everyone having access to safer facilities. We will be pushing for it so that we can incorporate them into our roads.”The Ministry has already constructed sidewalks in Woolford Avenue and expended millions of dollars annually for the placement of road safety signs and other measures across the country to ensure that the road laws are observed and lives are preserved.last_img read more

Huddersfield Town break transfer record again to sign £11.5m striker

first_img Steve Mounie is Huddersfield’s latest signing Huddersfield have broken their transfer record once again to land Benin international striker Steve Mounie from Montpellier.And left-back Scott Malone has also arrived on a three-year deal from Fulham on another busy day for the Premier League new boys.While the official fee for Mounie is officially undisclosed, it has been reported as £11.5million, eclipsing a series of previous records set by the Terriers this summer.Laurent Depoitre arrived in a £3.5m deal from Porto followed by the £8m signing of midfielder Aaron Mooy from Manchester City, and an undisclosed deal for Derby winger Tom Ince.Town boss David Wagner told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted that we could sign Steve ahead of the start of pre-season training. He has a very exciting combination of attributes that makes him a very attractive proposition as a young striker.”Mounie said he had fulfilled a lifelong dream with a move to English football.“It is a big challenge for me and I hope I will do very well,” he told HTTV.“We know how the Premier League is the best championship in the world and it was a dream when I was young and it was a goal for me.“Now I am here and I will work very hard to do my bit for the team.”Meanwhile the 26-year-old Malone enjoyed a successful season with Fulham, culminating in him being named in both the EFL and PFA’s Championship teams of the year.Wagner added: “I’m excited to welcome Scott to Huddersfield Town. Our fans will have seen in our games against Fulham last season what a good player he is and I know his abilities will suit our style of play very well.”Huddersfield also announced defender Tareiq Holmes-Dennis has joined Sky Bet League One side Portsmouth on a season-long loan.The Terriers have an option to recall Holmes-Dennis in January. The 21-year-old left-back made 15 appearances last season after joining for an undisclosed fee from Charlton last August. 1last_img read more