The 22 year old has increased her personal tally in the XV Pacific Games to three gold medals.She was part of the successful PNG women’s 4x400m relay team and also grabbed gold in the 800m individual event.While team mate Sharon Kwarula clocked 60.17s, for silver and repeating her performance in the 2011 Pacific Games where she finished behind Betty Burua (PNG). And finishing third for the bronze medal was Malia Maketalena Tongia of Tonga 61.89sBurua was unable to defend her title after injuring herself in the 100m hurdles yesterday.“I feel down for Betty and dedicate my win to her,” Koniel said after winning the event. PNG maintains its dominance in the women’s 400m hurdle winning gold in the last three Pacific Games.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W The ONYX Hospitality Group held an evening in Sydney last night to showcase the full portfolio of ONYX hotels and resorts beyond the most recognised Amari hotels, including Saffron, Shama and OZO in an effort to bolster brand awareness. In conjunction with Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways International, ONYX Hospitality Group senior vice-president M.L Suravut Thongthaem and some of the groups leading general managers networked with industry members. During the evening of entertainment hosted by comedy hypnotist Rodney Pattison, Mr Suravut Thongthaem and the general managers showcased the groups 31 properties and Thailand as a destination. ONYX operates four diverse yet complementary hotel brands – Saffron, Amari, Shama and OZO – each catering to the distinctive requirements of today’s business and leisure travellers. Reaching beyond its Thai roots to offer innovative management solutions across the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf and Asia-Pacific regions, the Bangkok-based hotel management company is now set to conquer new markets, opening its first Amari properties in the Middle East and India, and plans to enter Sri Lanka in 2014 with new select service brand, OZO. By the end of this year the Group will have 34 operational properties with an additional eight contracts signed for the future and plans to extend its portfolio of 51 operating properties by 2018.“I look forward to working closely with you all,” Mr Suravut Thongthaem concluded.