Local boxing club gets new gear

first_imgThis came as a donation from the European Union and the Department of Trade Commerce and Industry under the EU-PNG TRI 2 Project.The project received the set of boxing apparatus from Theodist after purchasing some office equipment.Project manager and director general of Trade Division Max Rai congratulated Sankamap Boxing for producing elite athletes such as Pacific Games gold medalist Henry Umings.He said this is a testament of confidence and potential for further advancement in the sporting arena.Rai also acknowledged the progress that the club has made so far in establishing centres in other provinces including East Sepik and Bougainville.SBC manager Salome Rihatta was thankful for the donation and assured that the equipment will be put to good use as it continues to produce champion boxers.The club has more than 100 members in Port Moresby comprising students, unemployed from urban, rural and settlement areas and those employed who use boxing as a means to keep fit and healthy.SBC was established in 2013 and has also produced champions at the national level with Lennox Kungsi holding the 64kg title at the 2014 PNG Games.last_img read more

Vandals pooed on Cornwall Prides rainbow benches to write antiLGBTI slur

first_imgOne of the benches painted in rainbow colors in Newquay. | Photo: Courtesy of Cornwall Pride GAYSTARNEWS- Vandals pooed on two rainbow benches painted to celebrate Cornwall Pride within hours of completion on the night of 21 July. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) They also left an anti-LGBTI slur. The message ‘fucking queers’ was written using their own feces, leaving doubts on how vandals actually cleaned themselves as there weren’t baby wipes in sight.The reactionsCornwall Pride organizers immediately took to social media to express their outrage.Why LGBTQ+ Pride? Last Night Someone Shit on our unfinished #PrideBench and spelt out “F***ing Queers” in shit.P.S Police have CCTV The Killacourt in @newquay#whypride #lovenohate #stongertogether#notinourcommunity@stonewalluk @TheGayUK @DCP_Diversity @edenproject pic.twitter.com/x2F5F8ApZp— Cornwall Pride (@CornwallPrideTM) July 22, 2018‘Why LGBTQ+ Pride? Last Night Someone Shit on our unfinished #PrideBench and spelt out “F***ing Queers” in shit. P.S Police have CCTV,’ reads the tweet.On their Facebook page, organizers confirmed they had to scrap and repaint the benches.The local police have said they have a CCTV video of the vandal and are investigating the case.A disgusting surpriseAnti-LGBTI vandals smeared feces on the rainbow benches. | Photo: Courtesy of Cornwall PrideThe benches in Newquay are the only permanent rainbow installation celebrating the LGBTI community in south-western England. They were the results of negotiations between Newquay Town Council and Cornwall Pride. The council was excited about the project and granted permission to paint other seven benches across the iconic Killacourt on the same day. But it didn’t go quite as planned.Despite the joint effort, a disgusting, shocking surprise awaited Cornwall Pride organizers.They were completely gutted to find out someone defecated on the benches. Furthermore, the vile act took place just 13 hours after the completion of the installation.Volunteers were at work to paint the rainbow benchesVolunteers at work to paint the benches. | Photo: Courtesy of Cornwall Pride40 volunteers had worked together for two days to redevelop the Beach Parade zone. Apart from painting the benches in bold rainbow colors, the team had stripped old paint from the railings and repainted them. They had also weeded the area and planted new bowers.The rainbow installation was about to be unveiled to celebrate Pride season in Cornwall, ahead of the parade later this summer. Anti-LGBTI vandals, however, promptly ruined the benches in the most horrible way, jeopardizing the work of the team of volunteers.Cornwall Pride ParadeCome Out For Cornwall Pride took the Pride flag to St. Michael’s Mount. | Photo: The Gay UK magazineFollowing the beautiful Pride tour the region hosted last 23 June, the big parade day will kick off at 12pm on 25 August on Towan Beach, moving on to Killacourt and Tall Trees in Newquay.Now in its second year, this parade is set to be crucial after the vile act. Last year’s march, the first in Cornwall, took place smoothly with no protests or anti-LGBTI crimes happening on the day.Read more about Prides:Gay Paris deputy mayor slams anti-LGBTI vandals who deface rainbow crosswalk Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Vandals smeared feces to write anti-LGBTI slur on Cornwall Pride’s rainbow benchesHamburg Pride’s ten-day festival is back this weekend and it’s bigger than everThese beautiful pictures of Barbados Pride will restore your faith in humanityRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/vandals-pooed-cornwall-pride-benches-slur/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more