OPEN is golden opportunity for aspiring athletes

first_imgOPEN is golden opportunity for aspiring athletesOn 27 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Some of the UK’s top athletes could be coming to a workplace near you aspart of a new partnership to get Olympic hopefuls into the jobs market. The Olympic and Paralympic Employment Network (OPEN) is a support programme fortop athletes and is designed to help them continue their careers whileachieving sporting ambitions. Only the very top athletes can attract the funding required to trainfull-time, so the majority of the UK’s Olympic stars have to fit their sportingactivities around their job. Recruitment firm Blue Arrow will provide a link to the corporate sector andwill look to place as many as 250 athletes through the OPEN scheme. The programme aims to find the athletes flexible jobs with companies keen tobe associated with Olympic values and success. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


first_imgSmoke spreads form the fire at LoughanureDungloe fire crews are tackling a gorse fire which broke out in the Loughanure area just before 10pm.The fire is in bog land adjacent to the N56 Loughanure to Dungloe road near to where many locals have turf cut and ready for collection.There is no danger to any dwellings but the thick smoke is crossing the N56 and motorists are asked to exercise with care.  GORSE FIRE THREATENS TO DESTROY TURF STASH IN WEST DONEGAL was last modified: July 9th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:gorse fireLoughanureturflast_img read more

Stone Park Jamshidieh GC2QDY1 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 30, 2012

first_imgShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedNew country souvenir, Vietnam, with Geocache of the Week: Ghost ParkOctober 16, 2019In “Geocache of the Week”Exploring Belize and Guatemala One Geocache at a TimeOctober 21, 2014With 2 commentsCroatia! Hrvatska! New Country Souvenirs! Ura!December 1, 2014In “News” View of Tehran from near the cache locationStone Park Jamshidieh (GC2QDY1) is one of only 32  active geocaches in all of Iran. The country boasts the combined size of the western U.S. states of California, Oregon , Washington, Idaho, Arizona, and Nevada . With just over 30 geocaches in the entire country, that’s only one geocache for about every 50,000 square kilometers (31,000 square miles).The geocache “Stone Park Jamshidieh” helps make up in quality what Iran lacks  in geocache quantity. The geocache delivers adventurers to a location of deep importance. The stone park was once a private garden. It’s now a public park with restaurants, a zoo, and a small lake. But the payoff for many comes when they look  down on the city below. The view shimmers at night with countless city lights.Karolos hid the cache just over a year ago. He writes, “The stone park Jamshidieh, situated in the north of Teheran is one of the most beautiful parks in Tehran. From a small lake inside the park you can easily walk up a stairway to the summit up to 2100 m.” The summit offers the view over the city.Geocachers near the cacheGeocachers logged the first find on the geocache four days after it was published. They used the treasure hunting experience to introduce others to geocaching, “Together with two Iranian cache newcomers — Leila and Said — we started our first caching tour in Iran. Fortunately, the traffic was not bad. The cache itself was well hidden but not too difficult. Thus, we managed our first FTF.”A sculpture at Stone ParkContinue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected]last_img read more

Seesmic for Android Now Offers Support for Multiple Twitter Accounts

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts According to Seesmic, support for multiple accounts was one of the most often requested features. Thanks to the app’s support for multiple accounts, you can now also easily post the same message to multiple accounts simultaneously. Another new feature in Seesmic for Android is support auto-correction and auto-capitalization in the composer.But What About the iPhone?Seesmic was already the best Twitter app on Android and this new release just takes it one step further. According to Seesmic’s founder and CEO Loic Le Meur, over 100,000 people have already downloaded the app. We tested Seesmic for Android on a Nexus One and it’s worth noting that the new version of the app feels even more responsive than the first release. Given how well Seesmic for Android works, we can only hope that Seesmic will soon release an iPhone app (the company already offers a BlackBerry app). The last time we talked to Le Meur, however, he told us that the company wants to be able to offer something special and not just look like a “me-too” player on the iPhone, so it might still be a while before we get to see Seesmic on the iPhone. frederic lardinois Tags:#news#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Seesmic just launched a new version of its Android app, which, among other things, now offers support for multiple Twitter accounts and cross-posting from different accounts. The Seesmic team also worked hard on polishing the app’s user interface and added a number of minor new features like extra large font in the app and the ability to change your Twitter password from within the app. Seesmic for Android now also remembers your scroll position in the timeline.New Features: X-Large Fonts, Multiple Accounts, Better Auto-CorrectionBy default, Seesmic now loads new tweets on top of the older ones (just like Tweetie on the iPhone). A lot of users prefer this system of loading new tweets, but if you would rather see Seesmic jump straight to the top of your new tweets, you can switch this feature off in the settings menu. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Cotto punishes Kamegai to win sixth world title

first_imgOnyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters 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 CARSON, CA – AUGUST 26: Miguel Cotto punches Yoshihiro Kamegai, as Cotto goes on to win in a 12 round unanimous decision during the WBO Junior Middleweight title fight at StubHub Center on August 26, 2017 in Carson, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPPuerto Rican great Miguel Cotto battered back the determined challenge of Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai on Saturday to claim the vacant World Boxing organization junior middleweight world title.In an action-packed bout in an outdoor ring at the StubHub Center in suburban Los Angeles, Cotto emerged with a unanimous decision, winning it by scores of 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110.ADVERTISEMENT Abatayo adds to PH’s haul in lawn bowls with bronze Read Next Cotto hadn’t fought since November 2015, when he lost the middleweight title to Canelo Alvarez, who later vacated the title to take on Gennady Golovkin on September 16.But the 36-year-old, who says he’ll retire after one more fight in December, was dominant as he improved to 45-1 with 33 wins inside the distance.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 shutoutKamegai came right at Cotto from the opening bell, backing him into the ropes and sneaking in rights.But Cotto landed the harder punches, nailing him with a big left hook to end the first round. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension It was just one of many punishing blows Kamegai would absorb on the night.Cotto landed a huge right hand to start the fifth that snapped Kamegai’s head back — even then the Japanese kept coming.“He’s a tough fighter, tough opponent,” Cotto said. Since round number five, six, I already knew I’m not going to stop him.”Despite his heart, Kamegai didn’t have the power to hurt Cotto, who insisted he would stick to his plan to retire after one more fight this year.“I’m 36 already. I’m going to be 37 on october 29 and I think it’s enough. It’s enough boxing for me,” Cotto said. “One more in December and that will be all.”ADVERTISEMENT Asked who he’d pick for an opponent in his final bout, Cotto deferred to trainer Freddy Roach.Roach mentioned the possibility of getting the winner of the Golovkin-Alvarez bout.“We’re not going to duck anybody,” Roach said. “We’re going to go out with a bang.” LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Gins finish strong, soar 2-0 vs Bolts

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Game 2 of the PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-seven title series took on an entirely different complexion, and Barangay Ginebra frolicked in the moment to deal Meralco another loss that will definitely sting more.Dragged into a defense oriented contest, the Gin Kings tightened the noose on the enemy in the stretch and completed a come-from-behind 86-76 decision of the Bolts for a 2-0 lead before more than 16,000 screaming fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination PLAY LIST 01:02Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:34After polls, Poe shares light moment with her staff01:37Protesters 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img “We beat them two-in-a-row and they (Bolts) can certainly beat us two-in-a-row,” Cone said, showing a lot of respect on the team that topped the elimination round. “We’re certainly happy being 2-0 up, but you couldn’t be pleased with yourself. It doesn’t guarantee us anything.”Justin Brownlee scored 19 points and was the other big offensive weapon for Cone in the fourth with eight of his total.Earlier, Greg Slaughter was adjudged Best Player of the conference while Meralco’s Allen Durham won the Best Import award for the second straight season.GINEBRA 86 – MERALCO 76GINEBRA 86—Brownlee 19, Aguilar 16, Tenorio 14, Devance 10, Thompson 9, Mercado 6, Caguioa 6, Ferrer 3, Slaughter 3.MERALCO 76—Durham 25, Amer 10, De Ocampo 10, Hodge 9, Newsome 8, Lanete 6, Dillinger 5, Tolomia 3, Caram 0, Hugnatan 0.Quarters: 18-24, 40-37, 57-62, 86-76ADVERTISEMENT Unlike in the series opener where there was practically no endgame to speak of after the Kings played with command right from the start, Ginebra needed to step up big this time and closed out with a 19-1 bomb to gather all the momentum it needs going into the critical third game this Wednesday.“We took a big punch from them early in the game and survived that,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said. “We managed to make it a possession-by-possession game [in the closing minutes] and had a good closing kick.”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 shutoutLA Tenorio scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, seven of them inside the final 2:44, as the Kings erased a 75-69 deficit heading into the final 5:56.Of the 36 teams that took 2-0 leads in a title series in the Philippine Basketball Association’s history, 30 teams went on to win the title.It is a piece of history that Cone would not want his players to think of at the moment. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Archers slay Maroons View commentslast_img read more

French Open: Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski knock out Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig to enter mixed doubles semis

first_imgSeventh seeds Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski made their way into the semi-finals of the mixed doubles at the French Open thanks to a straight sets victory over Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig on Monday.Bopanna and his Canadian partner Dabrowski registered a 6-3, 6-4 win over the Indo-Croatian duo of Sania and Dodig in less than an hour at Roland Garros.On Sunday, Mirza and Dodig booked their place in the last-eight after sweeping aside New Zealand’s Artem Sitak and Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-4 in a one-sided second round contest.Sania’s campaign at Roland Garros came to an end with this defeat. Sania and her Kazakhstani partner Yaroslava Shvedova were earlier knocked out of the women’s double event after they suffered a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 2-6 loss against Russian pair of Daria Gavrilova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round.Meanwhile, Bopanna and Dabrowski registered a 6-3, 6-2 win over the French duo Chloe Paquet and Benoit Paire to storm into the quarter-finals.Bopanna however, was knocked out of the men’s doubles event after he and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas suffered a 6-7, 2-6 defeat against the Brazilian-British team of Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray.last_img read more

Taylor, Puig Power Dodgers Oast Cubs 5-2 in NLCS Game 1

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Clayton Kershaw once again failed to dominate in a postseason start, these Los Angeles Dodgers don’t need one guy to carry them.With a relentless lineup, flawless relief pitching and a collective charisma epitomized by the bat-flipping Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers are still unbeaten in the postseason and off to a strong start in the NL Championship Series.Chris Taylor hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, Puig added a homer and an RBI double to his dynamite postseason, and the Dodgers overcame a short start by Kershaw for a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night in the NLCS opener.“We just tried to set the tone early against the Cubs,” closer Kenley Jansen said. “We understand they’re the defending champions, so they’re a really good team. We understand that we won 104 games, but right now it doesn’t matter.”Charlie Culberson doubled, drove in the tying run and scored another while replacing injured All-Star shortstop Corey Seager for the resourceful Dodgers, who improved to 4-0 in this postseason.”With another collective offensive effort and four innings of perfect relief for Kershaw, the Dodgers calmly overcame an early two-run deficit and took the first game of this rematch of the 2016 NLCS, won in six games by the Cubs on the way to their first World Series championship in 108 years.“It’s two different ballclubs,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “There are some similar players, but I think that the season we had versus the season they had last year, I think that you could parallel those two, and the confidence we have in our group, and they had in their group last year. I just know that this year we’re a very focused group, very confident group.”The Dodgers hadn’t won the opening game of an NLCS since 1985. Game 2 is Sunday, with Rich Hill starting at home against Chicago’s Jon Lester.Kershaw pitched five innings of four-hit ball, but the Los Angeles ace fell behind 2-0 before getting pulled for a pinch-hitter during the Dodgers’ tying rally.After winning 104 games in the regular season and sweeping Arizona in the Division Series, the Dodgers have a lineup and bullpen equipped to handle almost anything. They made Kershaw’s latest laborious postseason start virtually irrelevant, just as they did after he gave up four homers in his 2017 playoff opener against the Diamondbacks last week.Albert Almora Jr. hit a two-run homer in the fourth, but the final 18 batters failed to reach base for the weary Cubs, still bouncing back from a 10-hour cross-country flight after finishing off Washington in an epic Game 5 late Thursday night.“Their bullpen is pretty firm, and we have to really get our feet back on the ground,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.Puig added another huge offensive game to his recent surge with his first career postseason homer — though in a postgame interview on TBS, he was convinced he had hit one before.The Cuban slugger also included his usual array of creative bat discards and portentous pauses at the plate.Los Angeles finally got rolling in the fifth when Logan Forsythe and Austin Barnes drew one-out walks before Puig hammered a double to left-center. The ebullient Cuban slugger headed to second only after flipping his bat and spreading his arms wide at the plate.Puig’s sky-high homer off Mike Montgomery in the sixth barely got over the fence in left. Puig is 7 for 15 with six RBIs in the Dodgers’ first four playoff games.“I grew up a little bit,” Puig said. “(I’m) going to home plate having fun, because I know (if) I hit nothing, (if) I do nothing in the game, my teammates are going to have my back.”Kenta Maeda got three outs and the victory in his latest standout relief effort, and Jansen struck out all four batters he faced for his third save this postseason.Kershaw’s inability to match his sublime regular-season performances in the playoffs is a central theme of his career. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner won the NLDS series opener last week despite giving up four homers at Dodger Stadium, and Almora’s shot made him the first Dodgers pitcher to yield five homers in a single postseason.CLOSE CALLMaddon was ejected in the seventh after a call at the plate was reversed. Culberson initially was ruled out when he attempted to score from second, but was called safe after video review when catcher Willson Contreras was deemed to be in violation of blocking home plate without the ball.“I saw a great baseball play,” Maddon said. “His technique was absolutely 100 percent perfect. I could not disagree more with the interpretation of that.”GOOD STARTJose Quintana pitched five innings of two-hit ball for the Cubs one day after his wife, Michel, was taken off the team plane in Albuquerque with a medical ailment. But the Dodgers tied it against him in the fifth and went ahead in the sixth with Taylor’s leadoff shot off loser Hector Rondon.Despite pitching for the third time in six days after a start and a relief appearance against Washington, Quintana retired 12 of Los Angeles’ first 13 batters.SEAGER OUTSeager was left off the NLCS roster due to back pain. The All-Star’s surprise absence deprived Los Angeles of its No. 2 hitter and prompted the club to play Culberson, who had only 15 big league plate appearances in the regular season. But Culberson came through with a series of big plays at the plate and on the basepaths.UP NEXTCubs: Lester won Game 5 of the 2016 NLCS at Dodger Stadium. He started Game 2 of the Division Series this year and added 3 2/3 innings of relief in Game 4 on Wednesday, but the veteran lefty compared that relief appearance to normal side work between starts. Lester’s nine career postseason victories are the most among active pitchers except Justin Verlander, who picked up No. 10 in Houston earlier Saturday.Dodgers: Hill is a former Cubs pitcher with just one career postseason victory, but the resilient veteran regularly comes through in tough situations for LA. He made it through just four innings in Game 2 against Arizona, but yielded only two runs.By GREG BEACHAMTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Luis Suarez out for two weeks to undergo right knee treatment

first_imgBarcelona will miss the services of Luis Suarez for two weeks as the striker undergoes stem cell treatment on his right knee, the La Liga champions announced on Monday.Suarez has been in pain for some time and was not included in Barcelona’s squad for their Champions League trip to PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday.Suarez now joins a list of Barcelona stars who are out injured. Sergi Roberto is also on the sidelines for three weeks with a hamstring injury he sustained in their 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.Rafinha Alcantara is ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury to his left knee, which also he sustained in the match against Atletico.Brazilian midfielder Arthur was also omitted from the squad with a thigh strain but Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho return after injury.After a subdued start to the season, Suarez had picked up and had hit the top form, scoring nine goals in the 12 matches he has played so far.Barcelona have been troubled by injuries to their stars this season. Even Lionel Messi had fractured his right forearm in an earlier match against Sevilla but has now fully recovered and is back to the field doing what he does best.After the weekend of La Liga, Sevilla are on top of the table with 26 points from 13 games while Barcelona are just a point behind on the second place.Atletico Madrid, Alaves and Espanyol occupy the third, fourth and fifth place, respectively. Real Madrid are sixth in the table with just 20 points from 13 matches.advertisement(With Reuters inputs)Also watch –last_img read more