Teams confirmed for Motu Koita 9s finals

first_imgChairman, Pipi Dai Boe confirmed late this afternoon that in the Bowl division, Mirigini Sharks (1) will play Muniogo All Tribes.For the Plate division play off, Poreporena Brothers (White) will face off against Vabukori Gold.While in the Cup grand final, the Poreporena Marlins go up against the Ranugure Broncos.However, Boe said the venue and the date for the grand final is yet to be confirmed as the tournament was supposed to come to end this afternoon.Since it started on Thursday this week, games for the 9s tournament were played at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.A venue is yet to be confirmed for the finals.A total of K18, 500 in prize money is up for grabs for the Cup, Plate and Bowl division.last_img

Scientific Council Ruckus Continues

first_imgThe war of words surrounding the cuts announced last month by the United Kingdom’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) continues to rumble on with various groups writing to the science minister and much debate on blogs. The council is responsible for a number of domestic and overseas facilities, subscriptions to major international collaborations such as CERN and the European Southern Observatory, as well as funding researchers in astronomy, particle physics, nuclear physics, and space science. The STFC’s budget hole was caused by overcommitment in the past, the declining value of the pound, and the expectation of flat funding from the government. Funding to a large number of projects will be axed as well as a 10% cut in grants and a 25% cut in studentships and fellowships. Nuclear physics was hardest hit. Now the five professors who headed the subject panels that prioritized all the projects have written an open letter to science minister Paul Drayson registering their “dismay” at the outcome. Last week, the STFC’s director of science programs, John Womersley, defended the cuts, followed this week by a blistering critique from Brian Cox, a particle physicist from the University of Manchester. Before Christmas, Drayson also received missives from 20 members of the UK Nuclear Physics Heads of Groups Committee, and from Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee, signed by 28 prominent European chemists. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more