Test events to help prep asiad athletes

first_imgThe 18th Asian Games in Indonesia will provide a glimpse of what it feels like playing in the biggest sports meet of the continent.Erick Thohir, president of the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc), recently announced they would hold test events for nine sports next month to simulate the fierce competition at the Asian quadrennial meet to be held in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.ADVERTISEMENT Test events in archery, athletics, basketball, boxing, football, weightlifting, volleyball indoor, taekwondo and pencak silat are scheduled Feb. 10 to 18 with 1,991 athletes and 487 officials from 45 countries expected to participate.Thohir, who also sits as president of the Indonesian Olympic Committee, said they were looking at 9,500 athletes, 20,000 volunteers, 3,500 media personnel, 2,500 VIPs and 5,500 technical officials to attend the Games set Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Indonesia is a part of globalization and sports is for unity,” Thohir told the Inquirer. “Our country is multicultural so respect for culture is very important and we want to show this image as part of globalization.”A total of 462 gold medals will be offered from 40 sports and 67 disciplines, 28 of them Olympic sports contested in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games. Roach says Gesta ‘looking good’ ahead of world title bout “The number of sports and events are already final but we will allow changes on the type of events to be played,” said Thohir, adding that accreditation for all participants, including members of the media, will begin within the month.Athletics will offer the most number of golds in 48 events while swimming will dangle 41 gold medals. Palembang will host 11 sports while the rest will be played in Jakarta.Filipinos brought home one gold, three silver and 11 bronze medals from the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.Thohir said a torch relay would be held six weeks before the Games. The relay would go through 10,000 kilometers covering six major cities in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

Community submits ideas for Peace River Lookout

first_imgPhoto: Director for Area ‘C’, Arthur Hadland, points to one of the drafted proposals for the Peace River Lookout on Monday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca Fort St. John residents have pitched their ideas for the fate of the Peace River Lookout. Director for Area ‘C’, Arthur Hadland says many people attended the consultation meeting on Monday, to voice their ideas for the lookout at the south end of 100th Street. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=2186|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1870c01dd45db5c0c1aa3c6bb0422ba1-Hadland 1_2_Pub.mp3] This past summer, Hadland suggested that the regional district look into developing the Peace River lookout. The regional district then granted Focus Corporation just over $16,000 to conduct a feasability study. The Regional District and Focus Corporation then came up with a draft proposal, that was on display on Monday afternoon. Hadland says he would like to see a parking lot and some guard-rails to beef up safety at the lookout. Advertisement [asset|aid=2187|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1870c01dd45db5c0c1aa3c6bb0422ba1-Hadland 2_2_Pub.mp3] Hadland says all of the suggestions received on Monday will go towards drafting another proposal. Next year, the Regional District will review the ideas, and come up with an action plan.last_img read more

Guardiola keen to solve Sterling contract saga

first_img0Shares0000Raheem Sterling silenced his critics with a goal against Arsenal © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 13 – Pep Guardiola has told Raheem Sterling he wants to keep the England winger at Manchester City as his contract saga drags on.Sterling bagged his 50th Premier League goal on Sunday with a cool first half strike as the champions marked the start of the Premier League season with a 2-0 win at Arsenal. The 23-year-old has two years left to run on the five-year deal he signed when he moved to City from Liverpool in July 2015.But Sterling and his club are yet to agree an extension amid reports he wants in the region of £300,000-a-week to remain at Eastlands.That would make Sterling one of the highest paid players in the Premier League, but Guardiola insists his player is highly valued at City regardless of the contract impasse.“We are delighted with him and would like Raheem to stay,” Guardiola said.“We’ll do our effort to make him feel we count on him. And we count on him.“We arrived after a difficult season and I told him I want to help him and would like him to be happy.“In the end, the agents may not have agreements and that may not happen.“But he knows and his agent knows we like him and want him a lot.”On Sterling’s quick return to the City line-up following his post-World Cup holiday, Guardiola said: “His mum and dad gave him a special body shape.“He’s small, tiny, so these kind of guys in one week are ready. He was good in training.“We needed that guy in that position, and he did it well except the last 25 minutes when he was very tired.”Sterling’s finishing with England has been under the microscope in the past — it is almost three years since he scored for his country — and he marked his goal with a cupped ear celebration aimed at the critics.“There’s been a lot of talking…it’s just one of those things I get judged on. I’ve got to keep improving and getting more goals,” Sterling said.Guardiola defended Sterling’s goalscoring record, saying: “If you judge the players in the World Cup if they score a goal or not. Raheem had this ‘special’ relationship with English football, but he’s so loved in the locker room.“He made some very good things in the World Cup, how he moved and created space for others.“He likes to score goals and he tried, but I’m sure in the European qualifiers he will score goals for his country, England.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Manchester City still title favourites ahead of Arsenal – Coral Daily Download

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to Tuesday night’s clash between Leicester and Manchester City at the King Power Stadium.The Foxes will move to the top of the Premier League table with a win but are 3/1 outsiders, with big-spending City 17/20 to get their title bid back on track.Clare says City remain the title favourites [5/4] ahead of their trip to Leicester with current leaders Arsenal priced at 11/8 and in-form Tottenham now just 8/1 to win the Premier League.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Arrest made in Granada Hills shooting death

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Anyone with information is asked to contact Mission Division Detective Gene Parshall or Officer John Macchiarella at (818) 838-9810 during business hours. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GRANADA HILLS – A 25-year-old unemployed man has been arrested in connection with the Sept. 15 death of 34-year-old Joseph Crisci. Ivan Servin was arrested at his home in Sylmar on Friday. He was being held at the Los Angeles County Jail on a murder charge with bail set at $1 million. Crisci was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head inside his undisturbed house in the 10500 block of Collett Avenue in Granada Hills by a 35-year-old friend, who is not a suspect in the case, police said. Police said the suspect was an acquiantance of the victim, but revealed few other details as they believe there may be others involved. Crisci was a Polytechnic High School graduate and former Marine.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Airport grew its numbers 4.9% last year, new figures show.The number of people travelling through Carrickfin in 2014 reached 35,415.New Central Statistics Office figures show that almost 26.5 million people passed through Irish airports in 2014, 6.9pc higher than a year earlier.Dublin Airport dominates air traffic, accounting for 82pc of those passengers and growing by 7.7pc to 21.7 million last year.The numbers travelling through Knock airport grew by 5.7pc to 703,670.  DONEGAL AIRPORT PASSENGER NUMBERS UP was last modified: May 30th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:airportdonegalKnockPassengersuplast_img read more

Scoil Mhuire gan Smál to host open day

first_imgScoil Mhuire gan Smál, Letterkenny (Girls Primary School) are hosting an open day for parents of pre-school children to come and plan their little scholars’ next step towards ‘the big school’.Parents are welcome to drop in on Friday between 10am and 2pm to see the facilities the school can provide.For further information you can visit their website at www.smgsletterkenny.ie Scoil Mhuire gan Smál to host open day was last modified: November 21st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennynational schoolopen dayPre-schoolScoil Mhuire gan Smállast_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 11th NovemberAGM: Buncrana GAA will hold its Executive Annual General Meeting on Sunday 25th November 2012 in the Club House at 5pm. Please forward any nomination for Club Executive positions and any motions to Pauline Grant, secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie before Sunday 11th November 2012. Texas Hold’em Fundraiser: There will be a Texas Hold’em Poker night on Friday 9th November at the Scarvey Clubhouse. This is to raise much needed funds to purchase equipment for our underage Hurling and Football squads. The night will begin at 8.00pm and is open to all levels, from novices to seasoned ‘pros’! Entry fee is 20euro plus 10 registration, with one re-buy/top-up before the break. Tea/Coffee and refreshments provided. We look forward to seeing you all there!Minor Hurling: History was made in Ballinascreen on Sunday afternoon, when Buncrana minors took the field against Lisbellaw from Fermanagh in the Ulster Minor Hurling Championship. The game was played in idea conditions with the Erne men starting the brighter, opening up a two point lead. However, the young Scarvey lads slowly got started and got into the game and lead at half time by two points. From the throw in of the second half, Lisbellaw began to get a grip on the game and the physical strength of their squad took its toll. They fielded some players from their successful Ulster Junior Hurling squad, and this was the difference in the end as they ran out 5:8 to 1:9 winners. Although the result was hard to take, it does not detract from what was a great team performance, as we took the field without any players of 18 years of age. These boys should justly cherish their county medals and will no doubt be back next year. This committed bunch will be the backbone of any future senior hurling team and are an example to others of the dedication that is going to be needed. Team: P Wilson, A Stokes, D Mac Lochlainn, D Doherty, C Grant, D Wilson, P Nelson, Jamie Mc Laughlin, S Nelson, J O Loughlin, S Doherty, M Farrell, C Mac Lochlainn, T Clare, P Kelly, Subs: S Mc Fadden, B Doherty.Sale of Club Gear: Elizabeth Anne is taking orders  for club gear on Tuesday November 6th in the clubhouse from 8pm until 9pm. Last chance to order Christmas packs on same night. Kids packs 110 euro  & Adult packs 125 euro. Packs include hoodies, bottoms, shorts, socks, hat, boot bag with EITHER “Windsheeter” OR “Sports bag” OR “Under Armour”. Orders must b paid for when ordering. Contact 0860604075.Quiz: The club would like to thank the organisers and everyone who attended the recent quiz in aid of Buncrana Nursing Unit which raised over 400euro of much needed funds for Buncrana Nursing Unit. Senior Football: Following a thoroughly disappointing display in the Intermediate Championship last weekend, Buncrana were eager to resume league action and get back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon in Kilygordon. Despite missing a number of players, Buncrana put in a particularly impressive second half performance to win 3-15 to 2-5. There were good performances from Ryan Curran, Darrach O’Connor, John Doherty, Odhran Doherty and Adrian Doherty. Training continues Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. Team: Noel O Donnell, Simon Mc Grory, John Doherty, Ronan Doherty, Kevin O Loughlin, William Mc Laughlin, Adrian Mc Colgan, Odhran Doherty, Peter Mc Laughlin, Paul McGonigle, Simon Cuffe, Oisin Doherty, Ryan Curran, Garbhan Friel, Darrach O’Connor.Senior Reserves: Our Senior Reserve side lost to a very strong Aodh Ruadh side in the Intermediate Reserve Championship final on Saturday afternoon in Donegal Town. The Scarvey men never really played to their full potential on the day, however there is a good blend of youth and experience in the squad at present and the future looks bright. Best fro Buncrana on the day were Stephen Nelson, Stephen Doherty, Bruce Waldron, John Cassidy and Caolan McCann. FT Aodh Ruadh 0-11 Buncrana 0-3.U10 Hurling: U10 Hurling training has now finished for the winter and we resume after Christmas. Thanks to all who have attended and everyone is welcome to attend in January.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. New and returning players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome. Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín atbuncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaaor www.twitter.com/buncranagaaBUNCRANA  G.A.A.LOTTO30th October, 2012 JACKPOT€318011142730 Brian Grant                          10 DoonwoodTracey& Sharon McDermott  Dun an GriananJulie Tinney                         8 Dun an GriananBrian McLaughlin                LinsfortVeronica Doherty                 St. Mary’s RdGAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: November 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Chelsea defender ‘offered to Serie A giants’ with January transfer on the cards

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions A number of clubs have been linked with swooping for the former England international when the transfer window reopens, including West Ham and Galatasaray, the Turkish club, but Milan are now reported to have entered the race. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move The 32-year-old has entered the final year of his contract but will not be offered a new deal, and Chelsea will allow Cahill to seal a January loan move elsewhere to reward his excellent six years of service to the club.Cahill joined the west Londoners in January 2012 and has gone on to play almost 300 games and win numerous major honours, and departing Stamford Bridge in January will signal the end of his Chelsea career as he’ll become a free agent at the end of the season. REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade shining Cahill has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge Gary Cahill’s Chelsea career Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED ADVICE According to Corriere dello Sport, Milan have considered the possibility of signing Cahill as he was ‘recently offered to the club’, with the Serie A outfit suffering something of a defensive crisis at the moment.Alessio Romagnoli recently picked up a calf injury which makes him the third central defender Milan are currently unable to call upon, and Gennaro Gattuso, the Milan manager, wants to reinforce his back line in January. BEST OF REVEALED MONEY REPLY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury January 16, 2012 – Joined Chelsea from Bolton£7million – Fee Chelsea paid to sign CahillFebruary 5, 2012 – Made Chelsea debut vs Manchester United288 – Appearances made for Chelsea in all competitions2 – Premier Leagues titles won1 – FA Cups won1 – EFL Cups won1 – Champions Leagues won1 – Europa Leagues won3 – Times named in PFA Team of the Year Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Gary Cahill has been offered to Milan as he seeks a January exit from Chelsea, according to reports.Cahill, the defender, has found his Stamford Bridge role reduced since Maurizio Sarri was appointed the club’s manager earlier this year, playing just six games in all competitions and totalling only 21 minutes of Premier League action to date. 1 Latest Football News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow last_img read more


first_imgA 17 year old youth has died after falling from a roof in Bundoran.Gardai say at 2.30 this morning, they went to the Tirconnell Holiday Apartments on Station Road after being called by the ambulance service.They say the 17 year old, from the Dublin, was lying on the ground. Attempts were made to revive the tragic youth, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.Gardai say it appears to have been a tragic accident.It’s understood the teenager, who had been in Bundoran with a group, was locked out of an apartment, and was trying to get in through a window when the tragedy occured.YOUTH DIES AFTER FALLING FROM ROOF IN BUNDORAN was last modified: August 25th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more