Adventure Racing in Donegal: Exciting, challenging and you’ll love every minute

first_imgThe Donegal landscape was perfected many centuries ago. The glacial movements of the Ice Age have left us a space that is not only stunning, rugged and raw but also the absolute perfect landscape for adventure racing.Anyone who loves cycling will know that Donegal is Ireland’s Mecca for road biking.  Now throw in a stunning run through Glenveagh National Park and a hike up Errigal and you have adventure racing perfection.Gaelforce North. Photo by Martin KalvasterThe lads and ladies over at Gaelforce Events know a thing or two about adventure racing. Often regarded as the pioneers of adventure racing in Ireland they know serious adventure when they see it and Donegal is an obvious choice for anyone who wants a to take on something amazing. Gaelforce North will take place on the 21st of September. This will be the 9th year of this epic race.  Starting out in 2011 as one of the pioneering events in Ireland this race is definitely one for the bucket list. Gaelforce North is sponsored by John West who provide competitors with nutritional advice in the lead up to the race and also have some tasty products at the finish line to help with the recovery after.Gaelforce North. Photo by Martin KalvasterThough these adventure races present a challenge one should never feel that it is beyond them. Adventure racing is for everyone and in general if you can run 10k you have what it takes to do Gaelforce North. The race has a choice of two distances – 63km or 45km, of running, cycling and kayaking. The elation competitors feel at completing a challenge like this is something special. This is making memories for ever, in stunning places like Donegal.Gaelforce North. Photo by Martin KalvasterMany of the competitors who take part in Gaelforce North will travel far and wide. Most competitors would come from the east coast of Ireland but there are also many who travel in from as far away as the US and Europe to experience this mighty race.In 2019 Gaelforce has teamed up with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health as their charity partner. As part of the partnership participants can donate when registering for the event or become an Everyday Jigsaw Hero and raise vital funds for the charity. This event is a great way to experience all that is magical about Donegal. You can find out more on www.gaelforceevents.com/en/gaelforce-northAdventure Racing in Donegal: Exciting, challenging and you’ll love every minute was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:adventure racingenduranceEpickillary gaelforce northlast_img read more

Who’ll replace Romeo?

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort GALLERY: Askren, Aoki face off for ONE: Immortal Pursuit Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES That game will be played Down Under, and so will the return match against the Taiwanese also in February. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar and Calvin Abueva will lead Reyes’ frontline against Japan, which is also tall and agile because of Takeuchi and Brown.Reyes would have to decide on whether or not to include Kevin Alas on the roster since the other guard he has in the pool, Kiefer Ravena, seems to be a shoo-in owing to very impressive showings ever since making the Gilas team in the Jones Cup last July.Jayson Castro, twice voted as Asia’s best point guard, could slide into the No. 2 spot, which also gives Reyes the option to include Alas in the team as a back-up to Ravena.After the Friday game, Team PH returns home the following day and will play Chinese-Taipei on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Philippines is shooting for no less than a sweep of its first two games for the momentum heading into a clash with world power Australia in February.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo from Fiba.comChot Reyes makes the final three cuts in his 15-man pool Thursday on the eve of Gilas Pilipinas’ first round clash with Japan in the Fiba Asia World Cup Qualifying series at Komazawa Olympic gym in Tokyo.Team Philippines has been in the Japanese capital since Tuesday as Reyes and his staff continue to figure out which best 12-man team can compete with the hosts that will be bannered by naturalized player Ira Brown and talented center Joji Takeuchi.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The match against the Japanese is set at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in Manila), and the Philippines will be playing that game without its leading scorer in the last Fiba Asia Cup, Terrence Romeo.Romeo did not make the trip because of a nagging leg injury, and Reyes would have to find the right combination that would come up with the 17.8-point average that the 5-foot-10 point guard churned out in Lebanon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Not yet, we’re still deciding,” Reyes said in a text message to the Inquirer Wednesday afternoon, one day ahead of the Fiba deadline.The team managers’ meeting, slated Thursday afternoon, is the final day for both teams to decide as Japan will also trim down a 14-man pool. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

Euro 2020: Teams That Qualified and Who Plays European Championship Playoffs, All You Need to Know

first_img AustriabelarusbelgiumBosnia First Published: November 20, 2019, 6:24 PM IST Zurich: The road to Euro 2020 is clearing up with 20 of the 24 places have been filled and the final four will be decided through playoffs in March.The main draw for the finals will be in Bucharest on Nov 30. The 16-team lineup for the 2020 European Championship playoffs was confirmed Tuesday with a draw needed this week to decide which three nations join Iceland in the top-tier bracket.The 16 teams will be divided into four brackets based on their placement in last year’s Nations League, with the winner in each advancing to next year’s tournament.Single-game semifinals in each bracket will be played on March 26, with the four finals played five days later.A UEFA draw on Friday will decide home advantage in the four playoff finals.HOST CITIESFor the first time, the European championship finals will be staged in 12 cities in 12 countries across Europe rather than the traditional system of one or two host nations.UEFA have said this is a one-off arrangement to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the competition.The host cities, chosen at a vote in September 2014, are: London, Glasgow, Dublin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich, Bilbao, Rome, Budapest, Bucharest, St Petersburg, Baku.Brussels was also selected but pulled out due to delays over construction of a new stadium. All of its games were reallocated to London.QUALIFIED TEAMSThe teams who have qualified so far are: Belgium, Italy, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Spain, France, Turkey, England, Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Croatia, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Denmark, Wales.Finland are the only debutants so far.The 16 teams in the playoffs are Iceland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Israel, Bosnia, Slovakia, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Georgia, Belarus.The teams in the playoffs have been divided into four separate paths with one team qualifying from each path. In each path, there will be two semi-finals, played over one leg, and a one-leg final.Path A: Iceland and three out of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Israel.Path B: Bosnia, Slovakia, Ireland, Northern Ireland.Path C: Scotland, Norway, Serbia and one out of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Israel.Path D: Kosovo, North Macedonia, Georgia, Belarus.The draw for the semi-final pairings in each path will be made on Nov. 22 at UEFA headquarters. The highest-ranked team will play the semi-final at home and a draw will determine the hosts for each final.MAIN DRAW AND WHO PLAYS WHEREThe main draw will take place in Bucharest on Nov. 30.Each group will be based in two host cities. Host teams who have qualified will play all their matches at home. If both hosts in a group qualify, a draw will determine who plays at home when they meet. However, if one of those host teams has qualified directly and the other via a playoff, the team which qualified directly will play at home.So far, the following places have been allocated.Group A: (Rome and Baku) Italy.Group B: (Copenhagen and St Petersburg) Denmark and Russia.Group C: (Amsterdam and Bucharest) Netherlands, plus Romania if they qualify.Group D: (London and Glasgow) England, plus Scotland if they qualify.Group E: (Bilbao and Dublin) Spain, plus Ireland if they qualify.Group F: (Munich and Budapest) Germany, plus Hungary if they qualify.Under UEFA rules, the following pairs of teams cannot be drawn in the same group for security reasons: Russia and Ukraine, Bosnia and Kosovo, Serbia and Kosovo.(With inputs from Agencies) Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Elite Referee Education Project

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to announce it has been identified and will be assisting in a PhD project relating to the education of high performance referees in sport. The study, ‘investigating elite referee learning frameworks and curricula’, is being conducted by Kathy O’Brien, from University of Queensland Department of Human Movement Studies, who is also a former Australian Touch Football Youth coach.The aim of the project is to investigate elite referee practitioner’s conceptions of learning sources that promote the more rapid acquisition of sport-specific skills and personal capacities and the extent to which these key sources are currently incorporated into officiating course designs.As part of this study a series of interviews will be conducted with identified elite referees from the National Referees Squad, in order to gain data that provides a more holistic understanding of each referees’ views and actions, in the context of their role. The findings of the study will be made available to TFA and in turn may assist in the review of programs the overall development of Referees in our sport.  Kathy will be at the National Touch League event to undertake the interviews for which individuals will be communicated with prior to arrange a time suitable for the referee.If you require any further information please contact Tara Steel – tara.steel@touchfootball.com.au. Related Filesmemo_-_elite_referee_project-pdfRelated LinksRef Education Projectlast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal make opening bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Arsenal make opening bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navasby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have tabled a bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.The Costa Rica international is determined to leave Real after being dumped for summer arrival Thibaut Courtois this season. Despite his three Champions League titles, Keylor has been benched by Santiago Solari since he replaced Julen Lopetegui as coach.Okdiario says Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring Keylor to London, where he sees him as ideal competition for Bernd Leno.And a first offer of €13m has already been tabled to Real for the keeper.Any move is likely to see Petr Cech seek an immediate departure next month. last_img read more

10 months agoLazio deny reports of deal for Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanye

first_imgLazio deny reports of deal for Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanyeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio have denied reports of a deal for Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanye.Adekanye, who joined Liverpool from Barcelona in 2015, has been linked with Lazio in the last few days.However, the Serie A club said in a statement on their official website on Monday that no deal is in place.It read: “In reference to the news released by some media, according to which SS Lazio have found an agreement with the player Bobby Adekanye, the club denies this and announces that it has not signed any contract, nor has it started negotiations for the aforementioned player.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoEx-Man Utd midfielder Hargreaves: Greenwood just like Van Persie

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd midfielder Hargreaves: Greenwood just like Van Persieby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Greenwood has compared to Robin van Persie by former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves.Greenwood’s brilliant goal gave United a 1-0 win over Astana at Old Trafford on Thursday.And Hargreaves saw glimpses of former United striker van Persie in the 17-year-old.He said: “I think you have to take the positives on a night like this and the positives are that they kept a clean sheet and Mason Greenwood scored a stunning goal.”It reminded me a little bit of Robin van Persie, chopping inside onto that right foot and scoring a great goal.”I’m really happy for him because, as you saw (Bukayo) Saka for Arsenal, the night was all about the academies really.”They produced tonight for Arsenal and for Manchester United .” last_img read more

Syncrude wants judge to dismiss lawsuit of former firefighter with PTSD

first_imgSyncrude disputes Swan was being forced back to work too soon.“Syncrude relied upon the available medical reports and medical advice when formulating the gradual return-to-work plan for the plaintiff, and, further, Syncrude had no contradicting medical reports indicating that the plaintiff should not return to Fort McMurray or the Aurora Mine site.”Swan said Syncrude first punished him for joining the program too late and then again for staying in it too long. He was fired last September.Syncrude spokesman Leithan Slade said Thursday the company has nothing to add to its statement of defence “other than that Syncrude greatly values and supports its employees.”Swan said he’ll never work as a first responder again, but he’s exploring retraining options through the WCB.The WCB’s support is helpful, he added, but he is under financial strain. His sister has set up a GoFundMe page for legal and medical expenses.“This is embarrassing, but I’m collecting some bottles and stuff and rolling change,” he said.“I’m not looking for a handout or to be set up the rest of my life. I’d just like to hold Syncrude accountable and get back to the workforce.” “At no time during the plaintiff’s employment did Syncrude demonstrate an intention not to be bound by the employment agreement. The plaintiff, however, relocated from Fort McMurray to Calgary without notice to Syncrude and subsequently abandoned his employment.”The claims by Swan and Syncrude have not been tested in court.Swan, 44, began working for Syncrude in 2002 as a heavy equipment operator at its mining operations north of Fort McMurray, Alta. Five years later, he joined the company’s fire department, which sometimes responds to calls in the surrounding community.The former firefighter and paramedic has said that no single event triggered his PTSD, but that it built up gradually. He said his symptoms were in full force by the time a ferocious wildfire swept into Fort McMurray in 2016. He was diagnosed a year later.Syncrude said Swan attended an intake screening for a traumatic psychological injury program organized through the Workers’ Compensation Board in October 2017, but he “unilaterally chose not to return” for treatment.Swan explained Wednesday that he joined the program later than Syncrude wanted because his own psychologist wished to ensure Swan was in the right condition for it. CALGARY, A.B. – Oilsands giant Syncrude Canada wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a former first responder who claims he was wrongfully fired following a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder.Michael Swan filed the lawsuit in Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench late last year seeking damages for lost compensation and benefits, improper paycheque deductions and in lieu of reasonable notice. His also seeks “moral or aggravated damages for bad faith throughout the employment relationship” and punitive damages.“Syncrude denies that the plaintiff was at any time penalized due to his disability or that Syncrude failed to treat the plaintiff with civility, decency, dignity and respect,” the company said in a statement of defence filed last month.center_img He said the program offered structured full-day treatment that included group sessions, exercise and meditation. He said he found it challenging and rewarding.“By the time I was ending it, I had come so far. I was able to talk with people and share my experience, which aids people suffering from PTSD immensely.”In February 2018, Syncrude told Swan he had to return to work within a week, even though his care team and the WCB did not think he was ready, his lawsuit alleges.Swan said he completed the program last summer. While he found it helpful, he said he spent a lot of time there dealing with his anger at Syncrude rather than his PTSD.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP lay charges following investigation

first_imgForcible confinementSexual assaultAdminister noxious substanceAssault with a weaponUttering threats against person  x 2Unauthorized possession of a firearm x 2Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunitionTrafficking Cocaine27-year-old Matthew Robert Best of Grande Prairie is facing the following charges:Forcible confinementSexual assaultAdminister noxious substanceAssault with a weaponUttering threats against person  x 2Unauthorized possession of a firearm x 2Trafficking CocaineFail to comply with recognizance x 5Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition31-year-old Robert Wade Stewart of Grande Prairie is facing the following charges:Unauthorized possession of a firearm x 2Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunitionTrafficking cocaineFail to comply with recognizance x 4Possession of cocaineBest and Forrest remain in custody and are scheduled to appear at Grande Prairie Provincial Court on April 15, 2019.Stewart has been released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on April 24, 2019.The matter is before the courts, and no further information will be released. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP General Investigation Section, along with the assistance of ALERT, RCMP Police Dog Services, and Grande Prairie General Duty members made arrests on three males, on March 22, in relation to a sexual assault and forcible confinement investigation.According to Police, drugs and a firearm were located during the arrests.30-year-old Garrett Kenneth Forrest of Grande Prairie is facing the following charges:last_img read more

CIL eyes 86 coal supply hike to power cos in FY20

first_imgKolkata: Coal India will supply 530 million tonne of coal to the power sector in 2019-20, a 8.6 per cent rise over the previous year. Though the annual production for the current fiscal have not been finalised yet, it is likely to be around 650 million tonne, said sources. “In FY’20, we have assured the government to supply 530 million tonne of coal to the power sector. Supply to the power sector during the last year was 488 million tonne, a rise of 7.5 per cent over 2017-18,” sources said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraRetaining the focus on power sector, CIL’s share of despatch to power sector has increased to 80 per cent in FY’19 from the level of 78 per cent during the previous two years. Sources said the supply quantity is based on feedback and projections by the government for the power growth. In the wake of thrust to the power sector, the share of coal allocated under e-auction segment has drastically reduced to 12.6 per cent of production from 16.9 per cent in 2017-18 and to the level of 20.5 per cent in 2016-17.last_img read more