Boxer Amit Panghal reaches historic world number 1 spot ahead of Tokyo 2020

first_imgImage Courtesy: IANS/BFIAdvertisement 7vydNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vso4jWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E89qhm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fpeiWould you ever consider trying this?😱gq07e1Can your students do this? 🌚zye72Roller skating! Powered by Firework With the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics less than six months away, India’s hopes on their expected medal tally has kicked up a notch. Amateur boxer Amit Panghal has achieved a career milestone, reaching world no. 1 rank in International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Boxing Task Force list, and is the first boxer from his country to do so in the past decade.Advertisement Image Courtesy: IANS/BFIWeighing in at 52 kgs, Amit Panghal clinched the top of the list with a stunning 420 points to his name. Last September, he made history as the first Indian boxer to win a silver medal in flyweight division at the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.For the first time in 10 years, an Indian boxer has made it to the top spot, after the superstar Indian pugilist and Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh achieved the same back in 2009.Advertisement With the boxing qualifiers knocking on the door, Panghal is expected to swift through the qualification round to join hands with his fellow compatriots to inflate India’s medal hopes for the grand event in July.In a recent interview with PTI, the 24 year old said the achievement is a confidence booster ahead of the qualifiers.Advertisement “It is a great feeling and obviously means a lot to me because it will help me in being seeded at the qualifiers. Being world no.1 also gives you a renewed sense of confidence,” Panghal told reporters.The boxing qualifiers, to be held in March in Amman, Jordan, is Panghal’s last hurdle before Tokyo. However, the pugilist is nothing but positive to pass that test in the first round. “I hope to secure an Olympic spot in the first qualifier” he added.Hailing from Rohtak, Panghal’s first international glory came 3 years ago at the 2017 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He won a bronze medal in light flyweight division.Panghal secured two medals in 2018. His first international gold came at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, where he defeated Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, he clinched a silver in the men’s 49 kg event final.At the 2019 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships hailed in Bangkok, the Haryanvi clinched his second international gold.Also read-Amit Panghal promises at least 2 gold medals from Indian boxing at Tokyo 2020 Olympics“I love all my medals and will try to get sixth World Championship gold”- Mary Kom Advertisementlast_img read more

Don’t be caught in this trap

first_imgDear Editor,In recent times, Guyana has experienced a proliferation of private educational institutions being set up to offer education at all levels.  While the Education Ministry delivers and regulates public education at the nursery, primary, and secondary levels, the National Accreditation Council was set up by Parliament through ACT #12 of 2004 to ensure that all post-secondary and tertiary educational institutions in Guyana receive approval to operate and offer their services.Each parent, guardian, and student needs to ensure the following:1. Before enrolling at any educational institution above the secondary level, students should ensure that the institution is registered with the National Accreditation Council. The registration process is NOT one where the institution pays a sum and gets its name on a register.  It is a quality assured process that requires the institution to meet 23 standards that deal with the legal status of the institution, governance and administration, the quality of staff, the physical resources, the teaching-learning process, the system in place to ensure that quality is maintained, and that there is continuous development of the institution.2. The National Accreditation Council advertises on its website a list of all the institutions that are registered and have full approval to operate as post-secondary and tertiary educational institutions.  If the name of the institution in which you are interested is not on the list, it has not received approval to operate.3. If a student attends a post-secondary or tertiary institution that is not registered with the National Accreditation Council, the certificates, diplomas, or degrees awarded will NOT be recognised by the National Accreditation Council.  This means that if the student wants to use this certificate, diploma, or degree to obtain a job or for further study, he/she would not receive recognition for the programme that he/she completed.4.      When Guyanese students migrate to other countries and try to use the certificates obtained in Guyana for further education, the administrators of the institutions that they seek to attend, normally make contact with the National Accreditation Council to verify the authenticity of their qualifications.  Specific questions are asked about the institutions and the value of their qualifications.  If the administrators are not convinced that the institutions and their programmes were quality assured, they do not accept the qualifications.The National Accreditation Council implores the Guyanese public to be aware of persons who are setting up schools/institutions without the approval of the Council and are charging exorbitant fees. Many persons have been caught in this trap!  Exercise some caution!  Seek the advice of the Council.  Check the website. Call us at any of the following numbers: 223-7935/2237901/225-9526/225-7662.  Ensure that you get value for your dollar!Sincerely,Deborah JackExecutive DirectorNationalAccreditation Councillast_img read more

Amputee Football Federation of Africa Suspended

first_imgIn a statement issued to the president of the African body, copied to all member nations, the President of WAFF, Mr. Richard Hofmann, noted that, “After thorough research and due deliberation, the Executive Committee of the World Amputee Football Federation has determined that AFFA misrepresented its status upon initial application to become a WAFF Confederation, and that you (Mr. Sowah), personally, made false statements regarding the Association’s status as recently as June 20, 2014.”It went further to enumerate that the world federation realized that AFFA was not operating with a ratified constitution.“As you know, a valid, ratified Constitution was a primary condition of acceptance. We have determined that your Constitution has not been ratified, and that your organization is therefore not qualified to be a WAFF Confederation,” the release stated.Quoting minutes of the AFFA executive meeting held in Accra (Ghana) in November, Hofmann indicated that there was no truth in the representation that the constitution was ratified and this, according to him, had been supported by other executives of AFFA.“The WAFF Executive Committee has therefore voted to suspend AFFA’s affiliation with our organization. The fact of the suspension is non-negotiable, though conditional reinstatement may be possible at some point in the future,” Mr. Hoffman said.This implies that until AFFA fulfills certain conditions, its activities, including competitions, and decisions would not be recognized or respected by WAFF.  “Tournaments and events sanctioned by AFFA will not be recognized by WAFF,” Hofmann said in the statement.However, he explained that, “AFFA’s suspension has no effect, however, on the status of any WAFF Member-in-Good-Standing.  It is worthy of note that WAFF Members are not obligated to become AFFA members, nor may they be denied membership in AFFA.”The Executive Body of WAFF detected that the constitution of AFFA had not been ratified, making it ineligible to remain a member of WAFF.In reaction, an official of the Liberia Amputee Football and Sports Association expressed concern about the decision and told the Daily Observer yesterday that they are making contact with AFFA officials in Accra, Ghana to regain membership.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Huskies beat Dawson Creek 7-3

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies handed Dawson Creek another preseason loss on Saturday night. While the Jr. Canucks managed to stick with the Huskies for longer than they had on Wednesday night, they still seemed slow and disorganized, allowing a talented Huskies team enough scoring chances to slowly put the game out of reach.It was Dawson Creek that struck first, when a John-Wayne Howes centering pass deflected off the stick of Payden Wongstedt and past a wrong-footed Ty Gullickson.  – Advertisement -Wongstedt would make amends early in the second, firing his first of the night past Dawson Creek goaltender Nick Broessler.  The Canucks took another lead on a Ewan Weaver marker minutes later, but then the wheels began to fall off for the road team. Luke McInerney retied the game 8 minutes into the second, and before the period was out, Cash Brinkworth gave the Huskies a lead, when he fired a point shot through a maze of legs and into the back of the net. The Huskies did give Dawson a chance to get back in the game early in the third, with successive penalties to Jesse Disher and Cash Brinkworth.   But, the Canucks were unable to muster any chances on the nearly two minute two-man advantage, and Payden Wongstedt scored his second of the night on a Huskies powerplay soon after.  Dan Pappin gave the Huskies more breathing room 30 seconds later, as he found himself on the end of a passing play with his familiar line-mates Cody Kalb and Dylan Apsassin. Advertisement Charles Radke made up for a lackluster game with a nice finish on a two-on-one with John-Wayne Howes to make it 5-3, but Cody Kalb quickly restored the three-goal lead, and Kole Norris iced the game, on a powerplay in the dying minutes, for a final score of 7-3. Coach Bob Kalb again split the workload between his two rookie goalies, with both looking confidence and capable.  He expects to do the same on Sunday, when the Huskies wrap up their preseason with a road game in Peace River. A couple of hundred fans were on hand at the North Peace Arena on Saturday, with all proceeds going to Fort St. John’s Child Development Centre, in honour of Terry Norris and Tom Ward. The Huskies open their regular season on Friday night, on home ice, against Dawson Creek.Advertisementlast_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP respond to complaint of male brandishing a handgun

first_imgAround noon today Dawson Creek RCMP responded to a complaint of a male brandishing a handgun in the area of 10 Street and 104 Avenue. Given the location Central Middle School was locked down because of the situation.Officers established a perimeter around the area but no suspect was located.A description of the suspect is said to have been minimal. As such Dawson Creek RCMP are asking the public if anyone was in the area at that time and had seen anything to contact them at 250-784-3700.- Advertisement –last_img read more

UCLA NOTEBOOK Taylor suffers seizure after hit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It’s always scary when you see a player go through something like that,” Bruins coach Karl Dorrell said. “We had to say our prayers for him, and hopefully, he’ll go through a speedy recovery.” Taylor was injured making a play on Cal running back Justin Forsett on a second-and-6 with about two minutes remaining. While the band played on the field, EMTs treated Taylor on the sideline, with about 20 players and Dorrell looking on. “It’s the nature of the game,” Davis said. “C.T.’s a fighter and I know he’s going to be OK. All we can do is say our prayers for him, and hope for the best.” Taylor finished tied for the team lead with 10 tackles, including a team-high three for loss. By Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER UCLA’s celebration of beating No.10 California, 30-21, Saturday at the Rose Bowl was tempered because senior middle linebacker Christian Taylor was hospitalized after suffering a concussion and experiencing a seizure while on the bench at the conclusion of the game. A CT-scan on Taylor’s head and neck were negative. He was released from Huntington Memorial Hospital at approximately 7:15 p.m., and left with his parents, Kathy and Steve. Dorrell’s involvement Dorrell said he would be more involved in the offense, and several players said after the win it was noticeable. Dorrell was more involved with implementing the game plan during the week. While offensive coordinator Jay Norvell continued to call the bulk of the plays, players said Dorrell was also more involved the play-calling. “I could tell,” UCLA receiver Brandon Breazell said. “(Dorrell) made a couple decisions on our play calls. During the week you could tell because Coach Dorrell called some plays to see what he liked.” Not impressed Bruins junior tailback Kahlil Bell ran for 142 yards on 22 carries, which included a 64-yard run, but Cal linebacker Worrell Williams didn’t think much of Bell. “It was one run that he got, and it was a miscue,” Williams said. “Otherwise, he wouldn’t have gotten anything. I wasn’t really impressed with him at all. Yeah, he got 100 yards, but (Oregon State’s) Yvenson (Bernard) last week was a much better back than he was.” Turn of fortune Saturday’s loss almost certainly cost Cal any shot at the Pac-10 title and probably limits the Bears to a second-tier bowl berth. “We have stumbled two weeks in a row now,” Cal coach Jeff Tedford said. “We just have to regroup. We are not going to just pack it in. There is so much parity in this conference. “Anything can happen on any given week. I think the conference is better than it’s ever been. They just played a lot better than we did. They were more physical and deserved to win the football game.” Counting attendance The capacity for a UCLA game is between 88,000 and 89,000, but a sellout was announced although the attendance was 83,494. So what’s the deal? According to UCLA spokesman Marc Dellins, the reason is UCLA only uses three tickets for every four seats in the general admission sections. Odds and ends Defensive tackle Jess Ward sprained his left knee, and will have an MRI Monday to determine the severity. … Defensive tackle Jerzy Sierwierski suffered a bruised left shoulder. X-rays were negative. brian.dohn@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Mhuire 0-13 Killybegs 2-7Naomh Mhuire made good start and led by 6 point to nil with Ciaran McGinley firing over five scores and Sean Yank Boyle a point.With the supporting breeze it was all with the home team. Benny Boyle knocked over a score for Killybegs and John Pidgeon for Naomh Mhuire. There was much controversy as Pidgeon hit the crossbar and ball bounced back up to hit bar again and it seemed the ball was clearly over the line but the officials waved play on.Paul McGinley then goaled for Killybegs to leave the half time score 0-09  to 1-02.An early goal for Killybegs, scored by Charles Tully, got Killybegs back in game and they went on to lead by a point going to injury time beforeCiaran McGinley got his tenth point of the game to earn a draw in a game that the home team will feel they probably deserved more.   Date: 20/04/2012Competition: Division 2 LeagueHome Team: Naomh Mhuire Away Team: KillybegsNameScoreNameScore1Sean Gallagher1Michael Mullin2Adrian O’Gara2Ciaran Conaghan3Brian Gillespie3Barry Cannon4Tomas Duffy4David Conwell5Seamus Gallagher5Paul McGinley1-016Padraig McCafferty6Shane Boyle7Owen Grant7Anthony O’Hara8Darragh White8Matthew Smyth9Owenie McGarvey9Val Smyth10Harry Harden10Mark Boyle11Sean J Boyle11Benny Boyle0-0212Tom McHugh12Conal Molloy13Sean Yank Boyle0-0213Charles Tully1-0114John Pidgeon0-0114Daniel Breslin0-0115Ciaran McGinley0-1015Brendan Maguire0-0116Robert O’Donnell16Kevin Martin0-011717Pauric Gallagher181819192020SubsHome TeamAway TeamNumber Number 16On for number 616On for number 217On for number _______17On for number 1518On for number _______18On for number _____19On for number ______19On for number ______20On for number ______20On for number ______ Half Time Score: Home Team 0-09 Away Team 1-02Full Time Score: Home Team 0-13 Away Team 2-07  Referee: Martin CollGAA: NAOMH MHUIRE 0-13, KILLYBEGS 2-07 was last modified: April 21st, 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:GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE 0-13KILLYBEGS 2-07last_img read more


first_img     SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – DOWNINGS PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: September 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:SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – DOWNINGS PICTURE SPECIAL THE GAA mad town of Downings turned out in style to welcome the Sam Maguire and the victorious Donegal team home.Richard Conneely was there for Donegal Daily.You can send pix to last_img read more


first_imgThe scene of today’s incidentGARDAI are investigating a crash close to Letterkenny hospital.The incident happened around 3pm near the turn-off for the Long Lane.It’s thought one vehicle was involved. A patient from the hospital was knocked down on the Circular Road.Cllr Gerry McGonagle has once again called for traffic calming measures in the area and proper pedestrian crossings. TRAFFIC CHAOS AFTER CRASH NEAR HOSPITAL ENTRANCE was last modified: March 31st, 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:crashletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgFor most people, deciding to make a change for the better with their health and weight is a daunting task.There is so much to consider when it comes to diet and training:What are the best foods to eat? What type of training should I do?How often should I train?Is there a diet that will do everything I need for my goals?When it comes to these situations the answer is usually: ‘It depends’ This is something that a lot of people don’t want to hear.We have been spoon fed a lot of misinformation over the years when it comes to diet and training. The media and certain companies would have us believe that there is a perfect ‘system’ that will do everything it says on the tin… and more.The problem with this is that there is no such system.Everyone is different; every one of us has formed our own habits throughout the years, that have moulded our ways of eating and the ways that we view exercise.As a Personal Trainer, we can’t simply give everyone the same way of eating and training and expect to get the same results from all of them. If it was that easy everyone would be in the shape they wanted to be in.The majority of the time, the problem isn’t the training or nutrition. It’s the client.This isn’t an attack on people who find it hard to follow the programme, but a lot of the time when someone fails to stick to a training and nutrition programme, it’s because they were not ready to start it to begin with.So what do you do? It comes back to the ‘it depends’ answer.It depends on your starting point.If you are someone who has never set foot in a gym before and whose idea of cooking is whatever fits in the microwave, you probably are not ready to change everything on the flip of a coin.You might think you are ready, but the statistics would say that such a drastic change doesn’t work for the majority of people.Do you know someone who has done this? Yes you probably do. We all do. But these people are the exceptions, not the rule.For the majority an extreme lifestyle shift like this quite often ends in failure.So what do we do?We look for what is going to give us the MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF RESULTS WITH THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF EFFORT.It can be as simple as these tips I got from Dr Mike Roussell:Change your breakfast from high sugar cereals and have an omelette with vegetables in it, or have porridge oats with berries.If you can stick to this for 2 weeks, change something else.What we are trying to do with this is to breed habits that will last.Once you can master this, it is time for another.If you snack on high sugar cereal bars or chocolate and crisps, try changing these for portions of fruit and nuts.Again, aim for a 2 week period of time and if you can master this it’s time to change another habit.This is not a quick fix, it is not intended to help you to lose a large amount of weight in a short period of time.These small changes can help you to breed new habits and because you are allowing a suitable time frame to adjust to these changes, you are more likely to succeed in keeping them.It will take slightly longer to achieve your goals, but you will succeed.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: PREPARING TO CHANGE was last modified: March 30th, 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:emmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more