The Champions Workshop at the Holiday Inn in Port Moresby provided the National Federation executives and coaches the opportunity to speak directly to the staff and management of HPS PNG to better understand the types of services provided.Long-time boxing administrator, Dick Larry described the workshop as a great concept adding it is great to know that we able to locally advance our athletes.Larry also raised concerns of finding access to these programs and services in regional areas where talents scouted regionally can be housed, trained and monitored.Former Paralympian and PNG’s first silver medallist in the Olympics, Francis Kompaon added that it was good for National Federations to come together and meet the HP team because many of these coaches, teams and administrators did not know what kind of services are provided by HPS PNG.“There are services out there that they (NFs) can engage but they can’t do it because it cost money but at HP these same services are provided for free and better quality.“So this Champions Workshop is a good opportunity for NFs to come and see but also know what is provided for them by the Government.”Codes that attended the workshop were Softball, Lawn Bowls, Swimming, Shooting, Boxing, ParaSport, Golf, Basketball, Karate, Netball, Sailing, Archery, Shooting, Bodybuilding, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Canoeing, Cricket, Handball, Hockey, Rugby 7s, Judo, University Sport, Badminton, Table Tennis, Touch Footy, Volleyball, and Rugby League. The next Champions Workshop will be held in early May in Port Moresby and similarly in Lae, with the invitation extended to National team athletes, their coaches and managers.
The uncertainty surrounding the fate of the health law has triggered a guessing game by some investors.The Wall Street Journal: Health Ruling Drives Options GameA Supreme Court ruling Thursday on the president’s health-care plan has the potential to spur big moves for insurers’ stocks. But with considerable uncertainty surrounding a verdict, some investors brave enough to trade have sought cheaper, safer ways to play the outcome. Wall Street’s consensus view, according to analysts and investors, is that the Supreme Court will throw out the individual mandate, which requires citizens to buy health insurance, and toss some other provisions that might increase expenses (Scaggs, 6/26).USA Today: Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Watched By InvestorsInvestors are almost as interested in what the Supreme Court does with health care reform Thursday as patients and doctors (Krantz, 6/26).Politico: Supreme Court Health Care Ruling: For Health Industry, ‘Every Man For Himself’Cable TV hosts are talking nonstop about the Supreme Court’s decision on President Barack Obama’s health care law. Politicians are waiting anxiously for it. And the health industry is plotting to win the aftermath. In corporate suites, K Street conference rooms, and Wall Street investment shops, industry players haven’t all been content to wait and see what the court does (Allen and Haberkorn, 6/26).The Wall Street Journal: Health Deals Going StrongDespite uncertainty tied to the Supreme Court’s coming health-care decision, the industry is moving forward with acquisitions, with several deals unveiled recently, and others actively in the works. The deals reflect strategies linked to the federal health overhaul, the sweeping 2010 law that could be struck down by the Supreme Court, in whole or in part, in a ruling expected on Thursday (Mathews, 6/26). The Ruling’s Possible Market Repercussions This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.