Datebook 10/07

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY: Fall Festival and Plant Sale, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today through Sunday at the Theodore Payne Foundation Nursery, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. Free admission. Call (818) 768-1802; www.theodorepayne.org. Home Remodeling and Decorating Show, noon-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St. Tickets $6.75, $4 seniors. Call (818) 557-2950; www.thehomeshow.com “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 7:30 p.m. Bianchi Planetarium at California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. “Star Search” at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $5 for one show, $8 for both. Call (818) 677-2488. Seaside Highland Games kick off today at 5 p.m. with a whisky tasting followed by a “Scottish Evening.” Games last through Sunday at Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. last_img read more

BOOK ROCK CLIMBING & HILLWALKING IN THE GAELTACHT WITH ROCK N ROAM

first_img(30% off before 3pm tomorrow)The forecast says balmy autumnal weather across the county Saturday and Sunday. Get away from it all and make the most of one of the last weekends of good weather.You’re invited to immerse yourself in the tapestry of color that is Donegal in autumn. Enjoy the splendor of the mountains, endless coastline and beaches and the cosy pubs with Rock and Roam. You will see it all in the most breathtaking way possible via rock climbing and hill walking also get to practise your “cúpla focal” and have a bit of craic. It’s happening this Saturday and Sunday, the last w/d of every month. We make it easy – all you need to do is get in touch, we’ll do the rest. www.mng.ie Accommodation can easily be arranged starting from €15 per night pps. We have a list of all local accommodation to suit any budget/preference. Stay one night or two or simply come for the day.Connor from Belfast said “We were immersed in the outdoors, the crisp clean air, the smells of nature, the Atlantic, the open green and mountainous space, I felt at home and peaceful, there was also great Guinness everywhere we went”. Amanda from Derry, Rock n Roamer from August had this to say “I’ve always wanted to try Rock Climbing and was so glad to finally get a chance and on Donegal too. It was exciting and exhilarating, everyone climbing together was so much craic and not that hard at all, definitely up for that again, I even felt a wee bit of my Irish coming back after all these years”.Your walking guide on Sunday morning from Walking Donegal.net, a local and native speaker can converse via Irish on the hill walk. He’s a mine of information about the area, the history and the wild life. A Rock n Roamer from last month had this say “ I was a bit apprehensive about the hill walking at first, being a local myself and needing a guide, but when we were out there and Séamus was able to share such knowledge of the area and of the earth, it was definitely worth every penny and definitely doing it again!”. Suzanne Comerford, Ballyboffey It’s very easy to get here with our local coach company’s Mangan Tours via Donegal, John McGinley coaches via Dublin, Bus Feda via Galway, Patrick Gallagher via Belfast, and local transport can be arranged to get you from A to B when you are here.If you are further afield, Donegal Airport also offers a Rock n Roam Flybreak package from Dublin or Glasgow starting at €239 pps and includes, car hire, flights, accommodation. www.donegalairport.ieEmail, book or call via www.mng.ie Everyone welcome. Bígí Linn!BOOK ROCK CLIMBING & HILLWALKING IN THE GAELTACHT WITH ROCK N ROAM was last modified: September 26th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ROCK CLIMBING & HILLWALKING IN THE GAELTACHTrock n roamlast_img read more

FORMER TYRONE STAR PETER CANAVAN CALLS FOR DECLAN BONNER TO APOLOGISE

first_imgFormer Tyrone legend Peter Canavan has called on Donegal minor manager Declan Bonner to apologise over the allegations he made following Donegal’s win over Tyrone in the Ulster MFC.Bonner claimed that his minor captain Michael Carroll was taunted over the death of his father.However, Canavan has called for Bonner to apologise for those comments as Tyrone strongly deny that any of their players made the remark. Canavan said both management camps were trying to establish what had happened and they were getting mixed information.Canavan told the Irish Daily Star, “They made contact with the Donegal minor management and I think they had numerous calls trying to establish what happened and they were getting mixed information.“Next thing was they read about it in a local paper when the Donegal manager (Declan Bonner) made allegations he never made to Tyrone’s management.“There was no other further investigations done and Tyrone’s minor manager Mickey Donnelly spoke to his own players and they denied anything like that was said. “Not only is there people in Donegal angry, there’s a family in Tyrone very angry that their son has received death threats through social media and accusations about things he had said when he is certain he never said them.“There is one man who has the potential to put this to rest – the man who went to the press initially.“I think he would need to back it up with fact or find out what actually happened and make an apology to the Tyrone minor manager and players. FORMER TYRONE STAR PETER CANAVAN CALLS FOR DECLAN BONNER TO APOLOGISE was last modified: May 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAAnewsrowSledgingSportTyronelast_img read more

Oakland A’s prepare for Japanese style of play against Nippon Ham Fighters

first_imgTOKYO — Before the A’s play the Seattle Mariners in two games here that count toward the regular season, they’re preparing for uncharted territory in a pair of exhibition games against the Nippon Ham Fighters.This won’t be the type of baseball the A’s or any Major League Baseball team is accustomed to seeing.Japanese teams bring a different style of play. In a time where most MLB teams rely heavily on hitting three-run home runs and are fine with the risk of increased strikeouts that come …last_img

South Africa prepares for 2016 SONA

first_imgSouth Africa’s plans for the annual State of the Nation address started last year and they are on track. In his speech, which officially opens Parliament, the President will speak to the nation on the performance of the country. It is also a chance to announce plans going forward.The State of the Nation address takes place on 11 February 2016 at Parliament in Cape Town. (Image: Brand South Africa)“Preparations are well afoot. At this point in time we are doing small final touches,” secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana said about the State of Nation address (SONA) taking place on 11 February at 7pm in Cape Town.President Jacob Zuma will deliver his speech to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament, the National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).Mgidlana says SONA is an important item on the calendar of the country, part and parcel of the legislative process #SONA— SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) February 1, 2016“We have also worked out the specific logistics to ensure that Parliament is ready to receive guests and to host,” said Mgidlana.National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said preparations for the event started in 2015. “This is an annual event and our preparations started last year already around September as this is the single most important activity of the country.”The SONA outlines the government’s programme of action for the year ahead as well as gives the President a platform to provide an assessment of the country’s current political and socio-economic state.Mgidlana says SONA is an important item on the calendar of the country, part and parcel of the legislative process #SONA— SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) February 1, 2016Source: South African Government News AgencyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

CM, Chhattisgarh BJP get into election mode

first_imgNagpur: Government employees in Chhattisgarh’s 27 districts have been worried of late, as they are unsure when Chief Minister Raman Singh will visit and review the Key Performance Indicator of development in remote areas of the districts.Mr. Singh has been travelling to various parts of the State since the first week of April as a part of his annual Lok Suraj programme, after the budget session of the State Assembly.The CM removed two district collectors of Koria and Surajpur district last week as he did not find their performance up to the mark in implementing government schemes.But this year’s Lok Suraj is different. “This time he is staying in these areas during nights. He has already done night halts in Bijapur, Sukma, Dantewada, Jagdalpur and Surajpur districts,” Santosh Mishra, secretary of Chhattisgarh’s Directorate of Public Relations, told The Hindu. Bijapur, Sukma and Dantewada districts are known to be highly sensitive because of Maoist insurgency.“So far he has covered 13 districts and intends to cover all 27 districts by May 20,” Mr. Mishra added. “The focus [of the programme] is to get to the ground level. Most visits are kept as a surprise. [The CM] is visiting interior areas and just an hour’s notice is given [to] the officers [from district headquarters], so [they] are hardly able to reach [these areas].” Mr. Mishra said another difference in Lok Suraj this year is the CM’s attempt to redress grievances immediately.When asked whether the CM changed the programme this year is because of the Assembly elections next year, the BJP’s State spokesperson Sacchidanand Upasani said, “ Not only the CM, the entire party has begun preparations for the [Assembly] elections. Party workers have been told to concentrate on the seats we could not win last time and the seats where we are weak.” BJP chief Amit Shah is also scheduled to visit the State in June.last_img read more

Wrestling champions Sushil and Yogeshwar return home to rousing welcome

first_imgIndia’s Olympic heroes from wrestling, Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, returned home on Monday night to a rousing welcome. Hundreds of fans gathered at the Delhi airport celebrated their arrival by lifting both wrestlers on their shoulders, shouting slogans and dancing to drumbeats.The wild celebrations had begun much before the arrival of the wrestlers and continued for more than half an hour after Sushil and Yogeshwar walked out of the airport lounge. The wrestlers later returned to their humble hopes in villages on the outskirts of Delhi, where even more elaborate celebrations had been planned.Sushil won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, while Yogeshwar returned home with a bronze. The efforts of these wrestlers on the final two days of the competition gave a big boost to India’s medal tally at the 30th Summer Games, lifting it to an all-time record of six medals.last_img read more

Cheteshwar Pujara sees Sri Lanka series as opportunity to prepare for South Africa tour

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara is expected to play a major role during next year’s tour of South Africa and Cheteshwar Pujara is confident that the upcoming Sri Lanka series will give him a “good opportunity” to prepare for the tough assignment ahead. “Obviously, next year’s South Africa series is something that is there at the back of my mind. The upcoming Sri Lanka series will be a good opportunity to prepare for the South Africa assignment. I am confident of doing well,” Pujara told PTI during an interaction.Asked if he had started preparing for the South Africa series, which starts with first Test in Cape Town on January 6, Pujara said: “The main preparation will certainly start closer to the series. But I believe once we assemble to play the Test series against Sri Lanka, there will be some serious discussions on the South African tour. There will be strategies and plans in place.”Asked if he is keen doing some special preparations for the bouncy pitches of South Africa, Pujara replied:”Like every series, I will be doing my own homework. There are a a few areas that I will like to work in the nets before the series. Those are very specific things but it will be unfair to reveal them as that’s a part of the strategy.”Pujara had a fantastic outing against Sri Lanka few months back with scores of 153 and 133 in the first two Tests at Galle and Colombo.Sri Lanka’s bowling attack wasn’t upto the mark during that series but the Saurashtra right-hander will not like to be complacent ahead of a new series.advertisement”I agree that during the last series, Sri Lanka’s bowling attack may not been one of the best but Test runs never come easy. You have to fight for every run that you score in longer format.”Also every series is a new series. Your intensity does not change according to the opposition you play. Sri Lanka is also an international side and you have to give them the same respect like any other team,” said the 29-year-old, who has scored 4107 runs in 51 Tests with 13 hundreds.Recently, Pujara went through a lean patch in first-class cricket — nine successive innings in first-class cricket (which includes four County matches for Northamptonshire) without a half-century — but not for once was he worried as he felt good while batting.”I always knew that a big innings is just round the corner. When you know that you are batting well, you can feel it. It was about one good innings and it came against Jharkhand,” added Pujara.The 204 against Jharkhand made him the Indian batsman with most number of double hundreds (12) in first-class cricket surpassing the legendary late Vijay Merchant (11). Late Vijay Hazare (11 double tons), Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid (10 each) are behind him now.”Actually, I didn’t know about the record while I was batting. I only came to know about it once second day’s play was over. I got a few text messages and came to know that it was a national record. It was a good feeling indeed knowing that there are some great players on that list.”Along with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, Pujara has been a pillar of the Test squad, giving the batting order much-needed solidity.Ask him if he can copy Kohli’s flamboyant style of batsmanship, Pujara said that it is not the best thing to do. “Each and every batsman has his own distinct style of batsmanship. It’s of no use trying to copy anyone else. Each and every player has his own strengths and builds his game accordingly,” concluded Pujara.last_img read more

ISSF Shooting World Cup: Saurabh Chaudhary smashes world record to put India on top

first_img Next ISSF Shooting World Cup: Saurabh Chaudhary smashes world record to put India on topA world-record shattering performance from young shooter Saurabh Chaudhary combined with Rahi Sarnobat’s gold medal put India on top of the medals tally of the ISSF World Cup in Munichadvertisement Press Trust of India MunichMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 21:57 IST Saurabh Chaudhary set a new world record at ISSF World Cup in Munich (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRahi Sarnobat grabbed an Olympic berth for India with a gold in 25m pistol eventSaurabh Chaudhary also won a gold medal by setting a new world record in 10m Air Pistol eventIndia now top the Munich World Cup medals tally with three goldRahi Sarnobat Monday booked an Olympic quota place for India with a gold in women’s 25m pistol event but it was teenager Saurabh Chaudhary who stole the limelight by setting a new world record en route to a yellow metal at the season’s third ISSF World Cup in Munich.Saurabh bagged his second World Cup gold of the year in men’s 10m Air Pistol event, shattering both the senior and junior world records in the process.India now top the Munich World Cup medals tally with three gold. China are second with one gold, one silver and three bronze medals.Asian Games champion Rahi clinched her career’s second World Cup gold, which helped India win its sixth quota place in shooting for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.In the women’s final, another Indian in the fray, Manu Bhaker had a better start than Rahi, having five out of five hits in the first of 10 series of five shots each.Rahi started with three hits. After the sixth series, Manu, Rahi and Olena Kostevych of Ukraine were jointly tied at the top with a score of 21.Manu had an unfortunate double weapon malfunction in the seventh series and that was followed by shock elimination in the fifth place.Rahi, however, kept getting stronger, scoring perfect 5s in the 8th and 9th series to finish with 37 points.Olena bagged silver with 36 and Bulgarian Antoaneta Boneva won the second available quota place by winning the bronze with a score of 26.Both Rahi and Manu had shot solid rapid-fire rounds in the two-day qualifying round.advertisementRahi shot 292 to follow-up on her Sunday’s precision round score of 294 for a total of 586, which saw her qualify for the six-woman final in fourth place.Manu did even better, shooting a round of 296 for a total of 585, placing her fifth in the 105-strong field.Chinki Yadav shot 571 to end 56th.Earlier, Saurabh had set the ball rolling for India as he not only won the yellow metal but also shattered both senior and junior world records with a score of 246.3. Incidentally, he held both the existing records.Saurabh’s previous senior world record shot at Delhi was 245 and the junior world record was at 245.5.Silver medallist Russian Artem Chernousov, a world championship silver medallist last year, though had lesser scores in the 9s in the 24-shot final than the Indian.Saurabh beat him by close to three points in the eventual standings. He finished with a superb 246.3 to Artem’s 243.8.Former Olympic champion Pang Wei of China shot 220.7 to win the bronze.Shahzar Rizvi, the second Indian in the final, finished fifth with a score of 177.6.In the men’s 10m Air Pistol qualifiers, Saurabh shot 586 to be placed second among the final eight to qualify from the 162-strong field.Teammate Rizvi also finished strong, his final 10-shot round yielding a perfect 100 for a total of 583, which placed him in fifth position. The third Indian in the fray, Abhishek Verma shot 577 to end in 32nd in the final standings.In the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event, China’s Zhao Zhonghao won gold while India’s Chain Singh was placed 41st with a qualifying round score of 1171 while Parul Kumar shot 1167 to finish in 52nd spot.Also Read | ISSF Shooting World Cup: Apurvi Chandela bags 10m air rifle gold in MunichAlso Read | His golden pastimeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow ISSF shooting World CupFollow Saurabh ChaudharyFollow Rahi SarnobatFollow Manu Bhakerlast_img read more