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PNG athletes get golden incentive

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Papua New Guinean athletes have been given 20,000 reasons to win a gold at the XV Pacific Games in July, Post Courier reports.

Individual athletes who win gold will receive K20, 000 while those in teams will receive the same amount each.

Sports and Pacific Games Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, made the announcement that the government has allocated K5.7 million for gold winning performances as incentive for Team PNG.

Tkatchenko said the incentive was a sign that the government was revolutionizing sports in the country and that individuals who received their prize money should invest it in developing their skills and talents.

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11 (including 3 children) missing at sea

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A search and rescue operation has been launched for 11 people, including 3 children, who have been missing at sea since Tuesday (December 29, 2014), The National reports.

It is reported that the missing had left Baluan Island in Manus on a 23ft dinghy powered by two 40hp engines and were expected to arrive at Pana Island in Madang the next day.

Relatives reported the dinghy missing last Friday and a search and rescue operation was organized on Monday. It was also reported that a relative saw a miscall from one of the missing on Sunday.

Disaster & Emergency authorities say they will coordinate with the mobile carrier to pinpoint where the miscall originated and assist in the rescue operation. It is believed that the dinghy may be drifting toward Wuvulu Islands.

Meanwhile the National Weather Service has issued strong wind warnings for people traveling by sea.

2014: A Good Year for Karate

The PNG Karate-Do Federation (PNGKF) summed up what appeared to be a good year by partnering with PNG Sports Foundation and PNG Games Council in delivering a successful Karate Competition in the 6th PNG Games in November 2014 followed up with a Training Camp in Port Moresby in December 2014.

During 2014 PNGKF hosted its 7th PNG Open Karate Titles and 25th National Karate Championships, and three Training Camps in Port Moresby. Six of Karate’s elite athletes participated in a four-day Karate Training Seminar with the Ishinryu Karate Dojo in Wollongong, NSW, Australia in early March and whilst another eight attended a four day Kata and Kumite Training with head and Mentor Coach Sensei Trevor Roberts at the Shotokan Karate Budokai Honbu at Camira, Queensland, Australia at the end of March 2014. PNGKF also sent a Karate Technical Official for training in Brisbane, Australia in March 2013, another to Sydney, Australia in April 2014 and three to Suva, Fiji in September 2014. Apart from …