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LALIGA FOOTBALL SCHOOLS COME TO INDIA

first_imgAdvertisement 69mNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfhWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Em4az( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) t5yw7Would you ever consider trying this?😱cCan your students do this? 🌚2tRoller skating! 2pxiSee more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See morev9cnBody tricks that only special people can do pt-141xHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiestafdgA visualization of how Karma works bw39l5zePowered by Firework Spain’s top division football league, LaLiga has launched a comprehensive grassroots football development programme in India, LaLiga Football Schools, in partnership with India On Track (IOT). The historic move aims at developing the beautiful game at the grassroots level in India, as the game is growing rapidly in the country.  The LaLiga Football Schools are going to be set up pan-India, including major centers like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, and Cochin, among others.Advertisement The rigorous training programme at LaLiga Football Schools will be delivered using LaLiga’s technical curriculum and detailed methodology and will be overseen by the programme technical director appointed by LaLiga for India. It will be a holistic, comprehensive football development programme, with a focus on students within the age range of 6 to 18 years.Advertisement India has shown its love and passion for the game repeatedly in the last few years, with Indian players giving standout performances at local, national and international platforms and the audiences watching and supporting the game expanding at an astounding rate. With India being one of the priority markets for LaLiga, this initiative is part of the several that have been undertaken to bring LaLiga closer to the passionate fan base here and inspire a change in the football environment.This announcement comes just days after LaLiga announced a three-year broadcast partnership with Facebook for the Indian subcontinent. The social media giant will show all 380 matches live and free, it will mean over 270 million people in India will have access to watch LaLiga each and every week. Select LaLiga matches will also be telecast on the sports channels of one of India’s largest broadcasters, Sony Pictures Networks India giving the Indian football fan the most comprehensive viewing experience.Advertisement  Jose Cachaza, Head of LaLiga India said, “LaLiga is a strong propagator of developing young football talent. Seeing the kind of talent and passion Indians have for the beautiful game, we decided to collaborate with IOT and create a base to nurture the talent here. We are excited to see young boys and girls from India train with our best coaches and facilities and learn to play the LaLiga way.This move is a further sign of our commitment to India and follows off the back of our ground-breaking agreement with Facebook, which will see all 380 games shown live, and for free on the platform. We want to inspire the next generation of Indian football“ Vivek Sethia, Founder, India On Track (IOT) said, “The future of any sport lies in the development of its grassroots. India On Track has always partnered with top sporting entities to provide the talented youth of India with the best possible training opportunities. Our partnership with LaLiga bears testament to that and LaLiga Football Schools is a continuation in that direction.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Roses to spread fragrance at relay

first_imgBy Rebecca Skilton This year’s Cardinia Relay for Life will see Garfield’s Helen Davey return to the track as the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Connacht’s Matt Healy called up for Irish training

first_imgStuart McCloskey (Ballynahinch/Ulster)Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)Jack McGrath (St Marys/Leinster)Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster)Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster)Tommy O’Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)Stuart Olding (Ulster)Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)Jared Payne (Ulster)Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster)Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht)Rhys Ruddock (St Marys/Leinster)Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)Jonathan Sexton (St Marys/Leinster)CJ Stander (Munster)Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster)Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Ireland 1 Day National CampFinlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht)Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)Sean Cronin (St Marys/Leinster)Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)Tadgh Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)Craig Gilroy (Ulster)Matt Healy (Lansdowne/Connacht)Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster)Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)Rob Herring (Ulster)Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)David Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)Ian Madigan (Blackrock/Leinster)Kieran Marmion (Buccaneers/Connacht)Luke Marshall (Ulster) Connacht winger Matt Healy and lock Quinn Roux are among 44 players that have been called up by Ireland coach Joe Schmidt for a one day camp that will come together after this weekends Guinness Pro 12 fixtures. They join fellow Connacht players Finlay Bealham, Ultane Dillane, Robbie Henshaw and Kieran Marmion in the camp on Sunday afternoon next and will disperse at Monday lunchtime. Despite being ruled out for the rest of the season by Munster, Peter O’Mahony is also included.last_img read more

“Exidos” launches new single “Panama”

first_imgGuyana’s rising dance hall artiste, “Exidos” recently recorded his newest single titled “Panama”, which he intends to release shortly. “Panama” is about two individuals on the beach having fun after a hard day’s work.ExidosThis is a new side to “Exidos”, as everyone knows he is unpredictable when it comes to performing different genres of music. “Panama” is more of a lover’s song and is the leading track on his new mix tape that will be out on September 4. The Panama’s Riddim is an original that was built by Adrian Johnson, called “Hang Over”. The song was also produced by Johnson and was recorded at AJ Records.The mix tape consists of 13 tracks, with singles such as “Bruk It Off”, “Footloose”, “Skin Trade” and “Soft Touch”, another tune that fans were looking out for over the past year.His fans can link with him on social media and are encouraged to subscribe to his YouTube channel IG @ exidos4realyo.last_img read more

Anti-corruption policies

first_imgOver the past three decades, Caribbean and Latin American Governments have been struggling to reduce the growing levels of corruption which are affecting the overall socio-economic development and prosperity of their states.While some Governments have successfully put legislative and judicial measures in place to ward off and tackle corruption more frontally, others are struggling to salvage and protect the remaining scarce resources and commodities from the hands of powerful and influential political agents within their respective territories, because of the fear that they will be mismanaged or siphoned off in a secretive manner.And there are those Governments that are singing the mantra and talking the talk about fighting corruption at every level of the society. They roll out bold and laudable initiatives aimed, on the surface, at reducing corruption by protecting state assets from theft, as they boldly declare war on their political predecessors to recoup stolen revenues or monies and state assets that were mismanaged, improperly handled, and allegedly used as gifts to party financiers.Those types of Government often accomplish little, because the work of those agencies established to fight corruption becomes less independent in nature, and more entrenched in politics and subjective in scope. The anti-corruption policies somehow morph into tools of political oppression, and are usually discredited because, many times, the heads of the agencies that are tasked with leading the anti-corruption fight are known individuals with political links and a history of questionable alliances.In the case of Guyana, the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) is headed by Dr Clive Thomas, who is a Working Peoples Alliance party politician and a member of the governing alliance. The country’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is headed by Sydney James. Several other agencies which play key roles in fighting corruption, malpractices — both political and economic in nature — and wrong doings are neither independent nor established without the influence of the political directorate in some shape or form. Hence the conflicts over the appointments of the country’s GECOM Chairman, a substantive Chancellor of the judiciary and Chief Justice, and the selection of an Ombudsman.Guyana must do more to implement systems that guarantee the independent appointment of suitably qualified individuals with the right balance of integrity and ethics to key positions within organisations that are critical to the anti-corruption fight.Perhaps the positions adopted by the leading UK anti-corruption barrister John McKendrick could provide food for thought on the importance of the fight against corruption. McKendrick believes that the rule of law is essential for economic development. He contends that corruption undermines and weakens the rule of law. He believes that an independent judiciary is essential to the rule of law.He draws attention to the position held by former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Tom Bingham, who also argues that the rule of law is essential for economic development. It therefore goes without saying that the successful conduct of trade, investment and business is promoted by a body of accessible legal rules governing commercial rights and obligations.McKendrick declares that no person is likely to do business in a country where the parties’ rights and obligations are vague or undecided, or the means by which such rights can be enforced are unclear.Bingham quotes Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Bank, who, when asked what he considered the single most important contributor to economic growth, answered: “The rule of law.”And even though many Caribbean countries that feature on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) would like to have a better ranking, Transparency International has said that a country’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 – 100, where 0 means a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 100 means it is perceived as very clean. A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories included in the index. Last year’s index includes 177 countries and territories; yet, many countries, including Guyana, continue to perform poorly despite their best efforts.Corruption, therefore, ought not to be seen as a Government problem, but rather as a societal one, including the press and the private sector. Ultimately, citizens can vote Governments out, as the people of Jamaica did in 2011 after the “Dudus” debacle, and here in 2015.He added that the UK Bribery Act could be a template for the Caribbean to emulate. McKendrick pointed out that it is a short piece of straightforward legislation, and it is something that jurisdictions can apply.last_img read more

Dataram’s ex-wife, 3 others to stand trial

first_imgWest Demerara drug bustThe ex-wife of self-confessed drug baron Barry Dataram and three other persons are to stand trial starting August 3, 2016 for the 76.9kg of cannabis found in their possession earlier this month.This ruling was handed down by Magistrate Christel Lambert on Friday at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.Sheleza Khan, Dataram’s ex-wife, was charged along with Balkhrison “Johnny” Ramdass, Felicia Laundry and Andrea Karan for trafficking in narcotics.Ramdass was the lone accused who appeared in court on Friday.According to the prosecution, between June 7 and 9, 2016 at 54 Almond Avenue, Roraima Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara, they were in possession of 76. 910kg of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Ramdass was also slapped with a second charge which stated that he solicited persons to traffic narcotics.According to the prosecution, Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) officers, acting on information received from a source, swooped down on the house where the drug was found.On June 13, the four defendants appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and were all remanded, while the matter was transferred to the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.It is believed that at the time of the raid, the marijuana was being prepared to be shipped abroad as most of it was in sealed plastic packages.In court on Friday, Attorney-at-Law Mark Waldron made an unsuccessful bail application for his clients, Khan, Laundry and Karan, on the grounds that they were not in control of the cannabis at the time of their arrest.Ramdass’ Attorney, Gordon Gilhuys, also unsuccessfully made a bail application.The CANU Prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that the Unit was in possession of video footage which showed the defendants all handling the narcotics.The Prosecutor also disclosed that after the raid, it was discovered that the house had equipment like sealing machines, etc, which indicated that there was a huge operation ongoing.Bail was denied and the defendants are to return to court on July 8 for statements and then on August 3 when the trial will commence.last_img read more

Zameer, Illyun, Hakada savour victory on Mai Mahui Autocross thriller

first_img0Shares0000Zameer, Illyun, Hakada savour victory on Mai Mahui Autocross thrillerNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 28 – Zameer Verjee, Kunal Patel, Tsorav Soni, Illyun Mughal and Imran Hakada were the star attractions as the KCB Kenya National Autocross Championship season opener culminated dramatic fashion at The Great Rift Valley (TGRV) racetrack in Mai Mahiu.Fans who turned who turned out at the track were treated to some exhilarating displays of motoring artistry on a jot and dusty day. Zameer attributed his Two Wheel Drive Non Turbo victory to meticulous driving lines and speed.“It was a very hot and dusty day but a great run on the volcanic ash soil. After upgrading to a new class, the Rage Buggy looks great and I’m hoping for the best in the next rounds,” said Zameer who beat Sameer Nanji to second place with Rajveer Thethy coming in third and Sarry Mughal fourth.Zameer also racked up two championship bonus points for setting the Fastest Time of the Day (FTD). He cleared his third heat run in a time of 2.38.40.“What a great way to start a season, scoring maximum points and the bonus, I’m chuffed,” Zameer went on.But  Sarry had a good consolation with his son Illyun Mughal winning the Bambino Class.Illyun, the youngest driver at Izmir Racing beat defending champion Yuvraj Rajput to second.It was a bitter pill to swallow for Tsevi Soni who wasn’t classified on Bambino class results due to mechanical gremlins to his buggy.Tsevi drive the practice heat bit his buggy packed up prior to the first heat.Imran Hakada clocked 7:39.81 minutes to win the Open class a head of Shalien Mughal and defending champion Kirit Rajput.Nanyuki based Kunal Patel started off the season in awesome.“The. track was all good and the buggy reliability spot on. The essence will.be to keep up with the pace and maintain the tempo,” said Kunal who beat Imran Hakada and Nazir Verjee to the podium dash. After the best of three heat total, Kunal romped home in  7.39.82 beating Hakada by a 7second margin.The pee wee class for kids aged 7-8 years was equally entertaining.Tsorav Soni beat girl driver Kiana Rajput by a massive 5 minutes margin.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Tiger talks of coming from the woods

first_img0Shares0000Tiger Woods hits a shot at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia during a practice round for the 2015 Masters tournament, in April. PHOTO/AFPMIAMI, December 25- Tiger Woods, the 14-time major champion sidelined by back surgery, says he expects more major titles and top-level golf despite having no timetable for returning to the sport.Woods, who turns 40 next week, posted pictures Thursday on Twitter and Instagram of his new dog “Bugs” with two other dogs and his two children, Sam Alexis and Charlie. Earlier this week, Woods said on his website that despite being idled by the latest in a series of injury setbacks, he sees himself back at the top level as he moves through his 40s.“Where do I see myself in the next five to 10 years? I am still playing golf at the highest level and winning tournaments and major championships,” Woods said.Woods says his feelings change about turning 40.“Mentally, people who know me know I’m like a five-year-old. Physically, sometimes I feel old and sometimes I feel like a teenager,” Woods said. “I don’t like the polar opposites of the two. I’d like to be somewhere in the middle where I feel 40.”Woods called 2015 “a roller-coaster ride the entire year, from being down to some pretty darn good highs” but anticipated he would return to PGA Tour play next year.“The thing I’m looking forward to the most about 2016 is getting back out there again,” Woods said.“I’ve missed it, and I would like to do it pain-free. I haven’t done that in what seems like a long time. I’ve had it in spurts the last few years and have done some pretty good things, but I’d like to have sustained health.”Woods has signed up to be an assistant to US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love but said he still hopes to play his way into a spot on the team.“I’m excited about being named a vice-captain,” Woods said. “It will be new, fun and special.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Apartment fire in Taylor

first_imgFire crews were able to keep the fire contained to one apartment and the damage inside to a minimum. However, before firefighters arrived a pipe burst, causing flooding in neighbouring apartments. The resident of the one-bedroom apartment wasn’t at home at the time, but the rest of the building was evacuated for a few hours. Fire Chief Alan Stebbing says the fire started in the wall, and is possibly related to some renovations that are going on in the building. He estimates approximately $15,000 – $20,000 of damage was done to the bathroom and bedroom by the fire, and about the same amount extra by the flooding. The building was turned back over to the owners around 3:30 p.m. and residents were allowed back in by 6:30 p.m.- Advertisement – The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, but Stebbing stresses that contractors need to make sure their hot work is extinguished before leaving a site.last_img read more

Foolish financing

first_imgSEVERAL California mayors gathered last week for a joint news conference in which they called on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to include money for housing in his $222 billion infrastructure bond proposal. The group, which included Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, is just the latest effort by the state’s Democrats to pressure the governor to include inappropriate pork-barrel projects in the massive public-works bond issue he proposed in his State of State address in January. While affordable housing is certainly a worthy topic of public discussion, it’s not – nor should it be – part of the governor’s program to invest in the state’s long-neglected infrastructure. The reasoning behind his bond project, besides getting Schwarzenegger some points as he goes into a re-election campaign, is that California hasn’t invested substantially in its infrastructure in decades. Even as its population has exploded in every corner of the state, its roads, levees, schools, jails, courts and other infrastructure have lagged terribly far behind. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant During the press conference, Villaraigosa called the lack of affordable housing “a crisis of epidemic proportions.” That might be true under his definitions, but it’s not for lack of housing construction. One thing the state has been building plenty of over the past three decades is housing. The affordability level might be a different matter, but it’s something that’s shaped by many more forces than sheer volume. Besides, this is a state that has made many developers very wealthy just by opening the doors for opportunity. And the truth is Villaraigosa, or San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom or San Jose’s Ron Gonzales, could do more individually to change the affordable-housing gap through municipal policies and building incentives around public transportation hubs than by squeezing a piece out of the bond project. But regardless of any other reason, it’s simply not appropriate to put public bond money to subsidize rich developers to do what they’re already inclined to do – build housing. And tacking on amendments – for affordable housing, or health insurance for kids or any other feel-good thing that has nothing to do with infrastructure – is a good way to doom the entire public-works project from the state. Or, maybe, that’s exactly the point.last_img read more