Junior talks about his past: “He was going to train and came back crying”

first_imgHis past in football: “They put me in soccer so I could make friends. I didn’t like football. I finished training every afternoon and I was crying home; I said they took me away from football that I didn’t know what it was, I didn’t like it” .Tour of Villamarín: “It will be a very special day for me. I really want to see how they receive me. It is a large stadium that the fans make very large, There is always an incredible atmosphere. It will be a difficult field, as local the support of the fans was tremendous I don’t want to imagine the pressure as a visitor. “Messi’s goal at Betis-Barça last year: “I was watching it from the stands. With Messi’s goal, I got up and went directly to the locker room because I said that I have already seen everything. It will be a long time for us to see someone like Leo.” Junior Firpo granted an interview to the club’s official television, Barça TV, in the previous match between Barcelona and Betis, which will be held next Sunday from 9:00 p.m. at Benito Villamarín. The side spoke of his early years in football, when he suffered on the grass, of the arrival of Quique Setién to Barcelona or about his progression on the pitch. First months in the club: “I’m happy, but I think I can do much better. Playing in Barcelona is of another magnitude. The pressure is much more different than in Betis.”The city: “I live near the beach. So when we have days off I go for a walk with my wife and my daughter. The truth is that very happy. I really like the city.”The rival Betis: “He has very good players, he has reinforced himself very well. I know his wardrobe perfectly, his players of great quality. They will fight for European positions until the end. They are having a season of ups and downs. They combine moments of good football, good results with good results. other worse parties. “The pressure: “As much as it was a similar style, playing in Barça is of another magnitude. You have to win by playing well. The pressure is much more different than in Betis.”Setien: “He likes to participate. He is a very close coach who always wants to know when the player feels. He has very clear ideas and will die with them no matter what happens. He likes multipurpose players a lot. in when the system, knowing that you can play in two different positions makes you have more options. “Setién’s assistants: “He has a wonderful technical staff. From the goalkeeper coach, the physical trainer to Eder Sarabia. He and Setién are like yin and yang. Quique is calm, tranquility. And Sarabia is passion, temperament. It is a tandem that works “.last_img read more

Lomachenko in Pacman’s agenda

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA D-League finals: Che’Lu-SSC vs Zark’s-Lyceum Vasyl Lomachenko, of Ukraine AP FILE PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR—Apart from proving that he’s still an elite fighter, Manny Pacquiao has an added motivation to dethrone Argentine Lucas Matthysse in impressive fashion on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur.If he wins, especially by a much-awaited knockout, Pacquiao can bolster his case to tangle with Ukrainian phenomenon Vasyl Lomachenko in November.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img While Pacquiao is not looking past Matthysse, the World Boxing Association welterweight titlist, his adviser, Michael Koncz, is optimistic the eight-division world champion will emerge victorious in the bout dubbed Champion vs Champion and merit another megabuck fight in the United States.“It (victory) sets up a potential big fight that Manny has been talking about and that’s against Lomachenko,” Koncz told sportswriters here Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The whole goal is we look very impressive, we walk away with the win, nobody gets injured, then we fight Lomachenko in the fall.”Lomachenko also needs to beat Venezuelan Jorge Linares on May 12 to increase the probability of Pacquiao-Lomachenko ever happening. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Visa waiver for travel to Colombia in the pipeline – Harmon

first_imgA trip to South American Spanish-speaking country Colombia might soon become easier, as discussions are now underway for Guyanese to benefit from a visa waiver.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and his Colombian counterpart are soon to enter into negotiations regarding the abolition of visas for the holders of ordinary passports within the two countries.This initiative comes on the heels of a wider discussion to promote free travel among Members of States of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).State Minister Joseph Harmon, who made the announcement on Thursday morning, explained that the reciprocal visa waiver will pave the way for increased trade and investment activities between the two countries.Previously, the State Minister announced that discussions were underway to develop a plan for the establishment of a common South American passport which will provide the opportunity for South American nationals to travel freely across the continent.last_img read more

RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE RAMELTON RELAY FOR LIFE 5K?

first_imgCRANFORD AC’S Christopher Murray took the honours in the Ramelton Relay For Life 5k on Friday evening.All the results are below – where everyone came – with further down the category breakdown for each runner.Congratulations to all: Relay for life Ramelton19/04/2013Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club1 18.33 1337 chrisopher murray SM Cranford AC 2 18.50 1369 barry coyle SM Individual3 18.54 1315 mark mcpaul SM Individual4 18.56 1427 podge murray Walk Individual5 19.09 1202 luke daly SM Individual6 19.12 1426 paul murray Walk Individual 7 19.16 1307 micheal duffy SM Cranford AC8 19.20 1327 mathew sweeney Walk Letterkenny A.C.9 19.23 1306 ben carr Walk Individual10 19.59 1364 callum boyce SM Individual 11 19.59 1310 caolan boyce SM Individual12 20.08 1333 micheal mchigh M35+ Milford A C13 20.08 1349 paul catterson SM Individual14 20.29 1329 patrick mcgee SM Individual15 20.30 1341 mark curley coyle M35+ Individual16 20.37 1366 garvin patterson SM Individual17 20.55 1307 micheal duffy SM Cranford AC18 20.57 1301 ewan hewitt Walk Individual19 21.01 1318 manus peoples M35+ Individual20 21.14 1305 jonathan jacob SM Individual21 21.17 1330 liam donnelly Walk Individual22 22.38 1309 joe coyle SM Individual23 22.41 1378 enda carr M35+ Individual24 22.45 1359 terry mcfadden M35+ Individual25 22.45 1360 sharon black W35+ Letterkenny A.C.20 April 2013Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club26 22.50 1249 laura lee penrose Walk Finn Valley A.C.27 23.02 1323 collett mcelwaine SW Individual28 23.10 1316 steven sweeney SM Individual29 23.10 1375 pat sweeney M35+ Individual30 23.26 1352 patrick mcgettigan SM Individual31 23.50 1320 sean odonnell M35+ Individual32 23.52 1321 eugene mcginley M35+ Individual33 24.19 1257 ewan kemp Walk Individual34 24.19 1304 eileen morning W35+ Individual35 24.31 1367 gary rodgers SM Individual36 24.52 1340 mark bolton M35+ Individual37 25.05 1375 pat sweeney M35+ Individual38 25.12 1350 philip brown M35+ Individual39 25.26 1317 martin mcfadden M35+ Individual40 25.26 1336 gerald mcfadden M35+ Individual41 25.59 1314 ciaran sweeney Walk Individual42 26.14 1370 ryan moore Walk Individual43 26.28 1338 ciara crossan Walk Individual44 26.37 1211 julie mccloy Walk Individual45 26.38 1224 tyler durning Walk Individual46 26.43 1312 kerrianne coyle SW Individual47 26.46 1311 laura harte SW Individual48 26.51 1231 norman irwin M35+ Individual49 26.56 1449 an other SW Individual50 26.56 1450 unknown runner SW Individual51 27.08 1226 oisin coyle Walk Individual52 27.08 1353 andrea mcgettigan SW Individual53 27.27 1342 elaine mvbride SW Individual54 27.54 1303 conor ferguson Walk Individual20 April 2013Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club55 28.06 1273 joshua carr Walk Individual56 28.07 1272 tanya mccahill Walk Individual57 28.10 1313 nadia dunsworth SW Individual58 28.16 1251 mary hewitt Walk Individual59 28.17 1325 jennette maguire SW Individual60 28.18 1326 maryjo kinston SW Individual61 28.19 1332 aoife donnelly Walk Individual62 28.29 1362 siobhan monaghan W35+ Individual63 28.30 1346 laurna kemp W35+ Individual64 28.35 1368 hillary moore W35+ Individual65 28.52 1365 ciara johnson SW Individual66 29.01 1374 sophie kelly W35+ Individual67 29.03 1304 eileen morning W35+ Individual68 29.04 1363 elaine craig SW Individual69 29.05 1376 paul mccahill M35+ Individual70 29.06 1377 brenda mccahill W35+ Individual71 29.57 1217 oisin sweeney Walk Individual72 29.58 1324 ann doherty W35+ Milford A C73 30.04 1345 aine doherty SW Individual74 30.05 1371 chole moore Walk Individual75 30.15 1351 ciara mcgettigan SW Individual76 30.16 1343 donna doherty SW Individual77 30.21 1344 evelyn ncbride SW Individual78 30.56 1339 kim mcelhinney SW Individual79 32.01 1328 barry donnell Walk Individual80 32.02 1302 josephine orr W35+ Individual81 32.19 1221 oisin scanlon Walk Individual82 33.00 1237 gary mcdaid Walk Individual83 33.08 1201 rosin gallagher SW Individual20 April 2013Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club84 33.09 1322 christina wilkinson SW Individual85 33.10 1354 mary duddy W35+ Individual86 33.30 1319 sharon curran W35+ Individual87 33.46 1361 billy black Walk Letterkenny A.C.88 34.10 1259 jamie blaney Walk Individual89 34.10 1331 ciara donnelly Walk Individual90 34.16 1204 rachel odonnell Walk Individual91 34.16 1206 donna mcfadden Walk Individual92 34.16 1212 hilary gallagher Walk Individual93 34.35 1335 carmel kavanagh SW Individual94 37.00 1205 rose crossan Walk Individual95 37.00 1356 siobhan orr W35+ Individual96 37.00 1358 siobhan orr W35+ Individual97 37.06 1222 kyle mcgarvey Walk Individual98 37.14 1245 afric grumley Walk Individual99 37.15 1263 kathleen crerand Walk IndividualTotal Runners: 9920 April 2013Relay for life RameltonCategory No. FirstName Surname Club TimeSM1 1337 chrisopher murray Cranford AC 18.332 1369 barry coyle Individual 18.503 1315 mark mcpaul Individual 18.544 1202 luke daly Individual 19.095 1307 micheal duffy Cranford AC 19.166 1364 callum boyce Individual 19.597 1310 caolan boyce Individual 19.598 1349 paul catterson Individual 20.089 1329 patrick mcgee Individual 20.2910 1366 garvin patterson Individual 20.3711 1307 micheal duffy Cranford AC 20.5512 1305 jonathan jacob Individual 21.1413 1309 joe coyle Individual 22.3814 1316 steven sweeney Individual 23.1015 1352 patrick mcgettigan Individual 23.2616 1367 gary rodgers Individual 24.31SW17 1323 collett mcelwaine Individual 23.0218 1312 kerrianne coyle Individual 26.4319 1311 laura harte Individual 26.4620 1449 an other Individual 26.5621 1450 unknown runner Individual 26.5622 1353 andrea mcgettigan Individual 27.0823 1342 elaine mvbride Individual 27.2724 1313 nadia dunsworth Individual 28.1025 1325 jennette maguire Individual 28.1726 1326 maryjo kinston Individual 28.1827 1365 ciara johnson Individual 28.5228 1363 elaine craig Individual 29.0429 1345 aine doherty Individual 30.0430 1351 ciara mcgettigan Individual 30.1531 1343 donna doherty Individual 30.1632 1344 evelyn ncbride Individual 30.2133 1339 kim mcelhinney Individual 30.5634 1201 rosin gallagher Individual 33.0835 1322 christina wilkinson Individual 33.0936 1335 carmel kavanagh Individual 34.35M35+37 1333 micheal mchigh Milford A C 20.0838 1341 mark curley coyle Individual 20.3039 1318 manus peoples Individual 21.0140 1378 enda carr Individual 22.4120 April 2013 Page 1 of 3Category No. FirstName Surname Club Time41 1359 terry mcfadden Individual 22.4542 1375 pat sweeney Individual 23.1043 1320 sean odonnell Individual 23.5044 1321 eugene mcginley Individual 23.5245 1340 mark bolton Individual 24.5246 1375 pat sweeney Individual 25.0547 1350 philip brown Individual 25.1248 1317 martin mcfadden Individual 25.2649 1336 gerald mcfadden Individual 25.2650 1231 norman irwin Individual 26.5151 1376 paul mccahill Individual 29.05W35+52 1360 sharon black Letterkenny A.C. 22.4553 1304 eileen morning Individual 24.1954 1362 siobhan monaghan Individual 28.2955 1346 laurna kemp Individual 28.3056 1368 hillary moore Individual 28.3557 1374 sophie kelly Individual 29.0158 1304 eileen morning Individual 29.0359 1377 brenda mccahill Individual 29.0660 1324 ann doherty Milford A C 29.5861 1302 josephine orr Individual 32.0262 1354 mary duddy Individual 33.1063 1319 sharon curran Individual 33.3064 1356 siobhan orr Individual 37.0065 1358 siobhan orr Individual 37.00Walk66 1427 podge murray Individual 18.5667 1426 paul murray Individual 19.1268 1327 mathew sweeney Letterkenny A.C. 19.2069 1306 ben carr Individual 19.2370 1301 ewan hewitt Individual 20.5771 1330 liam donnelly Individual 21.1772 1249 laura lee penrose Finn Valley A.C. 22.5073 1257 ewan kemp Individual 24.1974 1314 ciaran sweeney Individual 25.5975 1370 ryan moore Individual 26.1476 1338 ciara crossan Individual 26.2877 1211 julie mccloy Individual 26.3778 1224 tyler durning Individual 26.3879 1226 oisin coyle Individual 27.0880 1303 conor ferguson Individual 27.5481 1273 joshua carr Individual 28.0682 1272 tanya mccahill Individual 28.0783 1251 mary hewitt Individual 28.1684 1332 aoife donnelly Individual 28.1985 1217 oisin sweeney Individual 29.5786 1371 chole moore Individual 30.0520 April 2013 Page 2 of 3Category No. FirstName Surname Club Time87 1328 barry donnell Individual 32.0188 1221 oisin scanlon Individual 32.1989 1237 gary mcdaid Individual 33.0090 1361 billy black Letterkenny A.C. 33.4691 1259 jamie blaney Individual 34.1092 1331 ciara donnelly Individual 34.1093 1204 rachel odonnell Individual 34.1694 1206 donna mcfadden Individual 34.1695 1212 hilary gallagher Individual 34.1696 1205 rose crossan Individual 37.0097 1222 kyle mcgarvey Individual 37.0698 1245 afric grumley Individual 37.1499 1263 kathleen crerand Individual 37.1520 April 2013 Page 3 of 3RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE RAMELTON RELAY FOR LIFE 5K? was last modified: April 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new 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BREAKING NEWS: THIEVES RAM RAID PHARMACY

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: THIEVES have ram raided a pharmacy in Co Donegal tonight.Gardaí are investigating an incident in Newtowncunningham where a vehicle was driven into the HealthWise chemist shop there.It comes as the number of gardai on duty in the east of the county has been reduced due to cuts in the force. Gardai have been at the scene and are expected to carry out forensic tests in the morning and check to see what was taken during the theft. BREAKING NEWS: THIEVES RAM RAID PHARMACY was last modified: February 9th, 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:NewtowncunninghamraidRam-raidthieveslast_img read more

Cubs already in Bujumbura ahead of Build up game

first_img Tags: CECAFA U20topuganda cubs Cubs during a session at Njeru recently (Photo by FUFA Media)Build-up gameBurundi vs UgandaStade du Prince Louis Rwagasore, BujumburaTuesday, 14-01-2019 @4pm BUJUMBURA – The Uganda U17 football team (The Cubs) has already arrived in Bujumbura as they prepare for a friendly match against Burundi on Tuesday 15th January 2019.A 28 man contingent of twenty players and eight officials led by Executive Member Chrispus Kalibbala set off on Saturday from Jinja and arrived on Sunday.The team had spent a week in residential camp at the FUFA Technical Center Njeru preparing for the CECAFA U20 tournament which was postponed to an unknown date.Contingent to Burundi:Leader of Delegation: Chris KalibalaTechnical Team: Jackson Magera- 1st assistant coach, Hamuza Lutalo – 2nd Assistant Coach and Mubarak Kiberu – Goalkeeping coachOfficials : Bashir Mutyaba -Team Cordinator, Nsereko H Kawuma- Media Officer, Emmanuel Nakabago- Team Doctor, Frank Bumpenje- Kits Manager and Ahmed Kabali- Team Driver The Cubs team: Goalkeepers: Delton Oyo (Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team), Jack Komakech (Ndejje University Junior Team)Defenders: John Rogers (Onduparaka Junior Team), Kevin Ssekimbega (Express Junior Team), Innocent Opiro (Ndejje University Junior Team), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA Soccer Academy), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Vipers Junior Team), Samson Kasozi (Bright Stars Junior Team)Midfielders: John Kokas Alou (URA Junior Team), Ronnie Ziraba (Express Junior Team), Davis Sekajja (Bright Stars JT), Thomas Kakaire (Bright Stars JT), Andrew Kawooya (Vipers SC JT), Polycarp Mwaka (Ndejje University JT)Forwards: Isma Mugulusi (KJSS JT), Ivan Asaba (Vipers SC JT), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC JT), Rogers Mugisha (Mbarara City JT), Yasin Abdul Owane (Vipers SC JT), James Jareiko (Paidha Black Angels FC JT)Comments last_img read more

New Dinosaur Finds Astonish Paleontologists

first_imgSome recent dinosaur discoveries on different sides of the world have produced amazement among scientists and the public as well.Tire tracks uncover dino tracks:  ATVs and dirt bikes have ridden for years over a place that is now found to be loaded with dinosaur tracks.  Near Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah, reported the Salt Lake Tribune, thousands of dinosaur tracks were discovered in an area thought to have been a desert – “as harsh as the Sahara” – when dinosaurs roamed there.  Associated Press and National Geographic News gave short summaries of the story.    The Tribune said that one species of carnivore was as small as a robin.  Five other species, including a 3-toed crocodile and a plant-eater 35 feet long, were found across dozens of layers of rock.  “You rarely find herbivores in a desert,” said Martin Lockley, curator of the Dinosaur Tracks Museum at the University of Colorado at Denver.  As paleontologists flock to the site, one question will be what conditions allowed these prints to be preserved in a dry desert.    Dinosaur tracks are known in other places in the southwest, such as near Tuba City, Arizona, and Zion National Park.  Another dinosaur trove is being explored in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park east of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes (10/09/2007, bullet 1).  And far away and down under, Science Daily reported a track site in Australia.  Dinosaur tracks have even been found in Israel (search list at Bible Places), but when they walked there, maybe only Job knows.Spanish inquisitive:  Imagine more than 8,000 dinosaurs, some 65 feet long, buried together in one location.  That’s what The Times Online (UK) reported about a site between Madrid and Valencia that was discovered during excavations for a rail line.  100 titanosaurs are included in this massive graveyard that includes a wealth of other plant and animal species.    The traditional dating of the strata, 80 million years old, represents a time when the number of dinosaur species was supposed to be sharply declining.  “Palaeontologists working in Lo Hueco, though, have been amazed to find a wide variety of dinosaurs from the period.”  No less remarkable is the manner in which they died.  “The range of species they are finding at the 80 million-year-old site and their state of conservation is virtually unparalleled in Europe and challenges long-held beliefs about the way in which dinosaurs became extinct.”  One of the excavators remarked, “Everything indicates that the dinosours [sic] were enjoying great evolutionary vigour when they suddenly disappeared.”    Excavators are hurrying to sift through 20,000 kg of sediment so that railway digging can continue.  The site is 80 to 100 times the size of a normal excavation in terms of time and money, the report said. They expect to find dozens of smaller species.    Surprisingly, American science news media are not reporting this story.  A report from Expatica counts 30 paleontologists and geologists working flat-out with volunteers to preserve the bones before construction resumes.  This is one of Europe’s most spectacular dinosaur finds (cf. Switzerland and Germany, 08/15/2007).  “The state of conservation is incredible,” the director of the dig said.  “There are articulated skeletons, for example, a neck that is several meters long with all its vertebrae and ribs in place.”  The article says the pit is 20 meters deep.  It appears to be in a fluvial channel, where “the animals were probably washed into it by heavy flooding.” Sometimes the reactions of scientists are as interesting as the fossils.  One of the directors of the dig in Spain said, “This is completely beyond what we expected to find.  This represents a huge leap in our understanding of the Upper Cretaceous.”  This can only mean that before the huge leap, there was less than understanding.The pit in Spain is a phenomenal discovery—where are the dinosaur media?  Are they afraid that creationists will jump on it?  This doesn’t look like slow, gradual evolution or uniformitarianism: it looks like a giant flood buried them all.  Maybe the same flood hit Switzerland, Germany and Norway (04/25/2006).  Toss in Australia and Montana while we’re at it.  Maybe the Utah group was running for their lives.  Maybe yes, maybe Noah.    The Times Online article demonstrates why we don’t print unmoderated reader comments at this site.  All it takes is for a few idiots to say stupid things, and the stink spreads around.  Fortunately the comments we get are mostly thoughtful and erudite, because our readers tend to be educated and intelligent.  It’s very possible the ones who sent in those remarks are trolls just trying to make Christians look bad.  If you are prone to write responses on blogs, please think and do your homework first – and brush up on your spelling and punctuation, too.  An education with our Baloney Detector should be a prerequisite for any public writing.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA wheelchair tennis shines at Ability Challenge

first_img9 April South Africa’s excellence in wheelchair tennis was celebrated at The Ability Challenge at iThembelihe Lsen School in Primrose, Germiston on Tuesday, with some of the country’s wheelchair stars taking on top players and celebrities in a team competition. The iThembelihe Lsen School is one of the development schools earmarked by Wheelchair Tennis South Africa to introduce and develop the game.Wheelchair tennis stars World number two in the quads division Lucas Sithole, number seven in the women’s rankings KG Montjane, and men’s number 15 Evans Maripa were among those in action. TV and radio anchor Robert Marawa acted as master of ceremonies and and a festive vibe of music, dance and top-class tennis entertained the 400-strong crowd, which included former First Lady Zanele Mbeki. Four teams – Expresso Brews, e-Flava, Power of 5 and Ten-Spiration – battled for title honours in the challenge, with each team consisting of a celebrity, a wheelchair tennis player and two able-bodied players.Winning team The winning team was Ten-Spiration, the SABC Morning Live team, which featured anchor Vaylen Kirtley, wheelchair tennis star Leon Els, Danie Visser – formerly a world number one in doubles – and tennis professional Michelle Sammons. They defeated the team of Expresso Brews – presenter Adrian Hogan, professional coach Holger Losch, Evans Maripa and professional player Madrie Le Roux – 4-3 in a thrilling final. Morning Live presenter Vaylen Kirtley said she was happy to have won the title with her team and was honoured to be part of the event. “What a great initiative and hats off to Airports Company South Africa and Wheelchair Tennis South Africa for putting the challenge together,” she said afterwards. “This sets the tone for the forthcoming Gauteng and SA Open events, which are sure to be a great success.”‘A shining example’ South African Davis Cup captain John-Laffnie de Jager, part of the Power of 5 team, said he felt honoured to be part of the day. “Wheelchair tennis in our country is a shining example of what a sporting code needs to do to encourage interest and participation,” he said. “The atmosphere was unbelievable and what great fun was had by all. I’ll be back, if invited again.” DJ Milkshake, another member of the Power of 5 team, was equally enthusiastic about the day. “That was really wicked! What a cool day, and I am real blessed to be part of it. Just a pity my team didn’t smack it,” he enthused. ‘This is so good for the game’ Former ATP professional and Davis Cup player Jeff Coetzee, who turned out for e- Flava team, said the Challenge was inspirational. “Tennis is such a fun loving sport, the game of a life time, and the game of love. Today we had tons of fun, saw players and fans of all ages, and everyone just loved the day. This is so good for the game. What tennis needs is more Ability Challenges,” he reckoned Members of South Africa’s Fed Cup squad – Natalie Grandin, Madrie Le Roux, Natasha Fourouclas and Michelle Sammons – also participated in the Challenge.‘Committed Unathi Batyashe of Airports Company South Africa, the sponsors of the event and of the two big forthcoming international wheelchair tennis tournaments, commented: “Disabled sport is globally becoming more recognised and Airports Company South Africa have earmarked wheelchair tennis as the disability code they are committed to supporting. “We were excited and delighted to have exposed more people to wheelchair tennis and to our top wheelchair players at the Ability Challenge. “We believe through the event more people appreciated the skills and performances of these players by watching them in action at iThembelihe Lsen School.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Statewide protest for farm loan waiver on October 20

first_imgThe farmers’ core committee on Tuesday called for a statewide protest against the State government on October 20 to intensify its demand for a complete farm loan waiver.About 10,000 farmers took part in the meeting held in Jalgaon. Notable leaders such as Swabhimani Paksha chief Raju Shetti, independent legislator Bacchu Kadu and veteran farmers’ leader Raghunath Dada Patil participated in the meeting. The committee is spearheading the farmer’s agitation across the State for their various demands.The committee censured the State government and the Modi government for the present plight of farmers. They especially blamed demonetisation for their travails. – a significant number of them women – all of whom attacked the State government’s criteria and framework of the current farm loan waiver proposals.Mr. Shetti said, “October 20 was chosen to hold the protest as Balipratipada is an auspicious occasion for farmers. Instead of farmers celebrating this day, we have planned a massive protest to draw the attention of the Centre and State to the ground reality. We reiterate our demand for immediate implementation of the recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Committee so that farmers get a better deal for their agricultural produce.”Mr. Patil said that a symbolic ‘FIR’ under Sections 302 (murder) and 420 (cheating) against the Chief Minister would be lodged on October 20. He said, “The State’s proposals are a scam and responsible for farmer suicides. Only a small minority of well-off farmers will benefit from it. Our repeated warnings requesting the government to not push the loan waiver scheme in its current form has fallen on deaf ears.”While the BJP’s ally, the Shiv Sena, and the Nationalist Congress Party will kick off their agitations on October 1, Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj Party is implementing a concrete plan for farmers in suicide-racked Vidarbha.last_img read more

Grandest stage

first_imgFor the first time in the series, the Beermen won despite failing to score more than 100 points, with a 96-86 victory showcasing how tough they could be in quelling several rallies by the Hotshots to keep their “five-peat” bid alive.And with the decider slated Wednesday also at Smart Araneta Coliseum, there is no doubt that the old cliché that says that the 7 p.m. contest is anybody’s ballgame seems to be favoring one side. If for a bit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsJune Mar Fajardo did a lot of damage on the Hotshots inside, and Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter took turns punishing the enemy from afar.Christian Standhardinger and Terrence Romeo showed they belong to this talent-studded bunch by playing out their roles as spearheads of a second unit that could still pass as an All-Star starting five. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Etheridge, Cardiff go out in style PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles A title series this close—and with the stakes so big—deserves no other end.Playing like the four-time defending champion, San Miguel Beer on Sunday night forged a Game 7 for the PBA Philippine Cup title with Magnolia after showing a facet of its game it rarely turns to in winning: Defense.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The Hotshots, quite expectedly, didn’t go down easily. They managed to narrow what was an 18-point deficit to just six late in the third quarter before falling short down the stretch.The two teams meet again in a fitting finale to what has been a very unpredictable series that could either crown a new champion or extend what has been an unprecedented reign for San Miguel.The Beermen were tipped to dominate this series, having beaten the Hotshots in five games last season.And with that Game 6 win, San Miguel will come into that game the slight favorite—if experience, sheer firepower, and some sort of momentum are taken into consideration.“You all saw it. We played great defense,” he told the Inquirer. “Through that game, I feel our players saw just how important playing defense is in winning.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ View commentslast_img read more