Lucozade/iCool 11-stage cycling meet pedals off today

first_imgBeverage giant ANSA McAL has collaborated with National Cycling Coach Hassan Mohammed to bring fans the inaugural run of the Lucozade/iCool 11-stage cycling programme, which is set for today at the inner circuit of the National Park.ANSA McAL’s Non-Alcoholic Brand Manager Errol Nelson (second right) hands over the sponsorship to National Cycling Coach Hassan Mohammed in the presence of Lucozade’s Brand Manager Fharis Mohamed and iCool water marketing assistant Gabrielle LopesRiders will converge to gain ranking points as the best rider in the country as well as a spot on the national team to represent the nation at the Caribbean Championships.At the ANSA McAL head office, Mohammed said he was quite pleased to have the company on board, recognising its contribution to sports locally.Among the top riders to contest the feature 35-lap School Boys and Invitational will be Romello Crawford, Evolution pair Paul DeNobrega and Christopher Griffith alongside Cocos’ Jamaul John, Alanis’s Alanzo Ambrose and Nigel Duguid, We Stand United’s Andrew Hicks, Silvio Innins, Deeraj Garbarran, and Linden Bauxite Flyers’ Michael Anthony.last_img read more

Antonio’s adventure

first_img– Tom Burton Van Nuys Garcetti defended Re “Garcetti’s folly” (Our Opinions, March 25): City Council President Garcetti should be applauded for doing what is right by the workers at the Los Angeles International Airport Hilton and not be attacked for encouraging patrons to do business in Los Angeles hotels that treat their workers with dignity and respect. How quickly we forget that the reason there is a boycott at this hotel is because Hilton has allegedly met the workers’ organizing efforts with harassment and intimidation. These are hardworking men and women who, despite earning poverty wages and despite the lack of affordable health insurance, continue to work hard to make the LAX Hilton profitable. We should thank City Council President Garcetti and others who have the courage to stand with men and women who work hard for poverty wages. – Maria Elena Durazo Executive secretary-treasurer Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Mel’s character Re “Mount Mel erupts again” (March 24): Saturday’s article on Mel Gibson’s outburst at California State University, Northridge, illustrates one element of his character. More telling was his willingness to talk with CSUN’s future filmmakers. This was not a public-relations event to reshape his image; Mel was voluntarily sharing his time and expertise with the next Hollywood generation. Gibson showed concern for CSUN’s students, while an “educator” required removal by campus police for disruptive classroom behavior. – Don Brownlee Northridge Gang invasion Terms like “gang task force,””gang seminar,” “gang strike force,” “gang wanted list,””gang intervention” and “gang roundup” all sound very efficacious, but so far they have had no effect in stopping the gang invasion in the city of Los Angeles. Even the gang czar, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, has toned down his get-tough rhetoric and is now trying to solve simpler problems, like filling potholes in the street. – Robert Dovidio Simi Valley TV auto ads Several TV automobile ads have these annoying features. One is the 10-12 lines of teeny-print information that flashes across the screen in less than three seconds. I couldn’t even count the number of lines – certainly not read them. Then there are several near-suicidal stunts in which cars race to the edge of a cliff or a ramp, or race a falling car to a spot on the ground. Neither feature is an acceptable means of advertising cars in my view. – Sol Taylor Sherman Oaks160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Granada Hills Free would be better Re “Subway, bus fares doubling?” (March 24): If the goal is to increase ridership – reducing traffic congestion and emissions – the logical solution is to subsidize the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Amtrak so that bus, subway and Metro rail fares are extremely low (or, better yet, free). The cities, counties, state and federal government could easily figure out how to do this. Oops! There I go again, being logical. Re “Villaraigosa, leaders push for more federal funding” (March 28): How come Antonio Villaraigosa cannot or will not perform his job without headlines or photo-ops? Yet another waste of tax dollars as the mayor headed a trip to Washington, D.C., and included other Los Angeles leaders in “the adventure.” The premise that we deserve a fair share of federal money has its merits, but the mayor could have done this by meeting with the right people, and he has been to enough functions in Washington, D.C., to know who they are. – Pamela Franklin last_img read more

Orchard Dale kids get a taste of rural life

first_img“This is so much better than going to the zoo,” said parent Antonia Jauregui, 43, watching her son Julian at the square dance station. “At the zoo, the kids have to walk for a long time and it’s hard to keep track of all of them. “But this gives us an opportunity to come to the school and share this with our children,” she added. “And it gives them a little bit of a farm experience, better than what they would just see in a book.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The event was organized by special education instructional aide Cathy McIntosh and the school’s five kindergarten teachers – Sheila Maldonado, Michelle Barber, Andrea Carlson, Jennifer Ogden and Jamila Williams. “Normally, we would take the kids to the zoo. But the trip was always hectic, and the kids didn’t enjoy it as much,” Williams said. “But Scott Avenue \ does this every year and we were able to see it there. We thought it would fit well here.” The teachers created several stations to rotate the children through, including a supermarket game with fresh vegetables, a faux cow-milking stand, ring toss, petting zoo and bubble-blowing area. “Look,” said Williams, pointing to a giant poster atop a chain-link fence where students were free to paint farm animals and scenes. “See, they painted the fish in the pond – they’re not out floating in some other space. That means they were paying attention.” Students were also treated to a few quick square dance lessons by Melissa Gummick, a school district employee who also talked to them about the early morning duties of a farmer. • Photo Gallery: Farm Day at Orchard Dale Elementary EAST WHITTIER – Square-dancing, hay rides, ponies – the farming life doesn’t get any better than this. Just ask kindergartners who participated in Orchard Dale Elementary School’s first-ever Farm Day on Wednesday, which wrapped up a classroom course on farms and gave the city-slicker kids a feel for rural life. “I didn’t know anything about farms before this,” kindergartner Jordan Barber, 6, said after enjoying a solo hay ride – in a teal Fisher-Price plastic wagon – around the school’s blacktop. last_img read more

Lukaku left with goal burden as Inter aim to stay with Juve

first_img0Shares0000Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez have struck up an exciting strike partnership at Inter © AFP / Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Dec 19 – Inter Milan will have to rely on Romelu Lukaku for their goal threat on Saturday as the Serie A title challengers aim to move level with Juventus without striking revelation Lautaro Martinez.The pair have struck 18 of Inter’s 32 league goals this season as Antonio Conte has led them into their first serious title in nearly a decade, but Belgian Lukaku could be partnered by teenage rookie Sebastiano Esposito, who is set for his first Serie A start following a series of promising appearances from the bench in recent weeks. Two draws in a row have put the breaks on Inter, with Dusan Vlahovic’s last gasp equaliser for Fiorentina last weekend allowing Juve to stay level on points before moving three ahead on Wednesday.A late booking in that draw for Argentine Martinez, who is reportedly a target for both Barcelona and Manchester City, looks to have given Esposito his big chance for an Inter side missing key players like midfielders Stefano Sensi and Nicolo Barella.An incredible Ronaldo leap gave Maurio Sarri’s side a 2-1 win at Sampdoria earlier in the week as they prepare for this weekend’s Italian Super Cup clash with Lazio, who made it a three-way title race on Monday with two added-time goals to beat Cagliari by the same score.Third-placed Lazio play their week 17 match against Hellas Verona in early February due to their trip to Riyadh to face Juve, leaving Inter with a chance to move six points away from the Rome club.On Friday, Lazio’s local rivals Roma can also put some pressure on Simone Inzaghi’s side and steal a march in the race for the Champions League when they travel to struggling Fiorentina, whose draw with Inter was their first point in five matches.The Tuscan outfit haven’t won in Serie A since the end of October while Paulo Fonseca’s Roma have lost just once in the league since late September and can move to within a point of Lazio with a win in Florence.They welcome Chris Smalling back from a knee injury, who along with Lukaku was the subject of the now infamous “Black Friday” Corriere Dello Sport front page as Italian football continues to grapple with racism in the stands and boardrooms.Serie A attracted widespread condemnation and ridicule after launching an anti-racism campaign that featured monkeys, with the league seemingly unable to beat back a tide of racist incidents.The league’s managing director Luigi De Siervo said Serie A’s commitment to fighting discrimination was “not in question” despite him being recorded last month telling club bosses he had asked for stadium microphones to be turned off so racist chants can’t be heard.Player to watch: Sebastiano EspositoThe 17-year-old Esposito has made five substitute appearances for Inter in Serie A and the Champions League and has impressed coach Conte in those short outings.An Italy under-19 international, Esposito has moved ahead Matteo Politano in the pecking order in the absence of first choice Martinez.“I still struggle to realise what’s going on. It all happened in such a short time,” said Esposito in an interview with the Gazzetta Dello Sport last month.“Conte is awesome. An extraordinary coach. Lukaku is a humble guy but out of the ordinary. He welcomed me into the dressing room as if I were his little brother.”Key stats71 – The height in centimetres Cristiano Ronaldo was calculated to have jumped when heading home his incredible headed winner at Sampdoria which put Juventus top on Wednesday.48 days – Lazio will have to wait the best part of two months to catch up with their title rivals after their match against Verona was moved to February due to the Italian Super Cup.4 – The number of points Fiorentina are away from the relegation zone amid their winless run and the absence of Franck Ribery to an ankle injury.FixturesPlaying FridayFiorentina v Roma (2245)SaturdayUdinese v Cagliari (1700), Inter Milan v Genoa (2000), Torino v SPAL (2245)SundayAtalanta v AC Milan (1430), Lecce v Bologna, Parma v Brescia (both 1700), Sassuolo v Napoli (2245)0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Why would he go there?’ – Wolfsburg boss urges Newcastle target to stay in Germany

first_img1 Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost has been urged by manager Dieter Hecking to stay at the Bundesliga club, amid reports linking him with a move to Newcastle United.New Magpies head coach Steve McClaren knows Dost from his time in the Eredivisie and has earmarked the 26-year-old as one of his top summer targets, as he attempts to rebuild a squad which ended last season battling relegation.But Hecking is determined to keep the forward, with Wolfsburg set for Champions League football next season having finished runners-up to Bayern Munich in the German top flight last term.He told the Wolfsburger Allgemeine: “Why would he go there? He can play next season in the Champions League with us.“He will probably [play in the Champions League] neither in this nor in the next or the next year at Newcastle.”Dost scored 19 goals last season – including four in the thrilling 5-4 victory at Bayer Leverkusen in February – but his future has been thrown into doubt by the impending arrival of Germany international Max Kruse from Borussia Monchengladbach.But Hecking insisted the club has no immediate appetite to cash in on the Dutchman despite being able to demand a sizeable fee for him.The Magpies are currently engaged in a battle to bring QPR frontman Charlie Austin to St James’ Park, but Dost is another man identified as a target during talks between McClaren, chief scout Graham Carr and managing director Lee Charnley, the man who will have to do the deals during an extensive summer recruitment drive.last_img read more

La Liga: Athletic ease pain of Europa League exit with victory over Malaga

first_img Goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz put in a top class display for Athletic 1 You can listen to live La Liga commentary on talkSPORT 2. For details of how to retune your radio, click here.An Athletic Bilbao team unable to call upon top scorer Aritz Aduriz managed to secure a tight 1-0 win over Malaga at La Rosaleda Stadium.Aduriz, unavailable due to injury, missed the La Liga victory which eases the pain of the Basque club’s exit from the Europa League last week.The victory tightens Bilbao’s hold on the qualification places for next season’s edition of the tournament, and keeps them in with a shot of qualifying for the Champions League.Raul Garcia headed the only goal of the game after 53 minutes, but goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz took all the plaudits for the win, pulling off a number of fine saves to secure all three points.The hosts dominated the game, managing 17 shots to Athletic’s six, but Iraizoz saved a number of efforts from Juanpi and Chory Castro to keep the clean sheet.last_img read more

FAMILY WIN AT FLEADH CHEOIL DÚN NA nGALL

first_imgCLAN Uí Dhomhnaill CCE Leitir Ceannain sang their way to winning performances at the annual music competition.The Donegal Fleadh took place in Milford and was a superb day of Irish music, song and sunshine.Gráinne Ní Dhomhnaill 1st Sean nós singing 12-15yrsSinéad Ní Dhomhnaill 1st Senior Ladies Traditional SingingAnraí O Dhomhnaill 1st Senior Mens Sean nós, 1st Senior Mens Traditional Singing & 1st New Composed Song in English.  FAMILY WIN AT FLEADH CHEOIL DÚN NA nGALL was last modified: May 15th, 2016 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:CLAN Uí DhomhnaillDonegal FleadhFLEADH CHEOIL DÚN NA nGALLlast_img read more

THE HOOPS REPORT: GO FIGURE – FROM NOU CAMP HEROES TO PARKHEAD ZEROS

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY AT PARKHEAD: Go figure folks – a few days ago I joined thousands of Hoops fans in Barcelona, many from the county of Donegal.And we all watched as Celtic came within 10 seconds of taking a point against the greatest team in Europe.Today I returned to Celtic Park, expecting to at least give Kilmarnock a run for their money. After all this was a side who hadn’t won here since 1955. That’s when my   granda, from Inishowen, was a regular at Parkhead. He’s been dead for 40 years, God bless him.And I’m glad he didn’t see this performance when Kilmarnock, to be absolutely fair, came and won deservedly 2-0.After the Nou Camp battle, Georgios Samaras, Scott Brown, Mikael Lustig, Gary Hooper and Victor Wanyama were dropped.So in came Adam Matthews, James Forrest, Beram Kayal, Kris Commons and Miku. But it didn’t work.Former Hoop Cillian Sheridan hit one goal for the visitors and the impressive Liam Kelly hit the other – one in each half.Neil Lennon was upset. So were we.“We’ve been brought back down to earth with a big bump. Second half, we created some decent chances, but not enough, and we’ve come away with a massive dose of reality,” said the Armagh man“But I take responsibility. I picked the team, so the buck stops with me. “I maybe have to look at my team selection, but I felt that, with the demands of the game on Tuesday, there would have been a bit of fatigue,” he explained.Maybe too many players have been reading too many headlines about how great they are.Perhaps they should take a leaf out of Jim McGuinness’s book. He didn’t read a single newspaper during the All-Ireland run-in.“We tried to freshen it up, but we were poor. “There was no fluidity in our play, there was no aggression in our play, we were very passive.“We gave two goals away without Kilmarnock really having to work for it.“We had good players out of the pitch, but there was no urgency or tempo to our game. We made life very comfortable for Kilmarnock.“It’s like we were out for a testimonial in the first half. We weren’t turning them or stretching them,” said Lennon, clearly upset,“I don’t recall a real 50-50 in the game when there was a real desperation for us to get the ball back or move with any real intent.”The Scottish Communities League Cup quarter-final with St Johnstone lies ahead.“I’ll be looking for a reaction on Tuesday,” said Neil.“There will be changes. I can’t accept that.”Nor can we.THE HOOPS REPORT: GO FIGURE – FROM NOU CAMP HEROES TO PARKHEAD ZEROS was last modified: October 27th, 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:Barcelonaceltic fcdonegalTHE HOOPS REPORT: GO FIGURE – FROM NOU CAMP HEROES TO PARKHEAD ZEROSlast_img read more

SEAMUS COLEMAN TO BE PART OF MAN UNITED €54M TRANSFER BID – REPORT

first_imgSeamus ColemanREPORTS in Britain today are again linking Seamus Coleman with a summer move to Manchester United.The Killybegs man has been a star performer with Everton this season.Reports say David Moyes is prepared to pay the Merseysiders Stg£20M for Coleman and a further Stg£25M for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw – taking the total spend to £45M (€54M). Coleman is a Man United fan but is said to be very happy at Everton who are looking more likely to be playing in Europe next year than the Old Trafford side.The Toffees travel to Spurs today where Coleman will make his return after a hamstring injury. SEAMUS COLEMAN TO BE PART OF MAN UNITED €54M TRANSFER BID – REPORT was last modified: February 9th, 2014 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:evertonman unitedseamus colemantransferlast_img read more

Belgium v Japan: Preview, teams and radio commentary

first_img UNITED World Cup 23 2 ‘THEY FAILED’ Japan won one of their three group games but still edged out Senegal to book a last 16 spot thanks to the FIFA fair play ruling.When is Belgium vs Japan?The game will take place at 7pm UK time.The match will be played at the Rostov Arena, which has a capacity of around 43,000. England’s expected starting line-up for World Cup opener v Tunisia Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada LATEST WORLD CUP NEWS Belgium face Japan on Monday REVEALED 2 German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit Japan confirm Russia 2018 squad, including ex-Manchester United man The Rostov Arena will host Japan vs Belgium How can I listen to live coverage of the game?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.What’s the team news?Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany, Vermaelen, Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco, Mertens, E. Hazard, LukakuJapan: Kawashima, Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo, Shibasaki, Haraguchi, Hasebe, Kagawa, Inui, Osako Belgium face Japan in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup on Monday, live on talkSPORT.The European nation will come into the game feeling confident, having breezed through their group and after beating England 1-0 on Thursday night. talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more