Book launch

first_imgAdrian Hayes. Adrian Hayes, one of the few Britons who have climbed K2, the world’s second highest mountain, is coming to South Africa to launch his new book; One Man’s Climb: A journey of trauma, tragedy and triumph on K2. A record-breaking adventurer, author, keynote speaker, leadership and team coach, documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner, Adrian will take audiences through his hair-raising experiences, lessons learned and controversial realities. The book launch will be held at Hofmeyr Hall at SACS, in Main Street, Newlands, from 6.30pm on Tuesday July 16. There will be a book signing afterward. Book through Quicket. Adrian is pictured on the summit of K2 on July 26 2014.last_img read more

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What’ Going On This Weekend In Sports And Beyond!

first_img Vince McKee CLEVELAND, Ohio – It’s the weekend here in Snowy / Rainy Cleveland once again so it will keep the outdoor activity and yard work to a minimum. With that being said let’s see what sports fans can tune into to stay entertained.The Indians kick off a 3 game set with the Chicago White Sox tonight in the Windy City. Scheduled starters this weekend are Josh Tomlin, Danyz Salazar and Cody Anderson. Tomlin and Anderson will have the most eyes on them as they took the last two spots in the rotation and Trevor Bauer is chomping at the bits for his chance to replace them.The Browns just wrapped up their first round of Volunteer workouts. How well did it go? Well, less than 4 weeks before the draft, they just fired 6 of their scouts, more on that to come.The Cavs magic number to clinch the top seed in the East is down to one. They will try to do that tomorrow night in Chicago against their arch rival the Chicago Bulls. They would love to do that so they can give their starters a full week worth of rest before the playoffs begin April 16.For all you Medina baseball fans, they have a game tonight against Wadsworth on the road if the weather holds up.Not a sports fan? Come check out Sesame Street Live this weekend at Playhouse Square where you can bump into me as I try and avoid spending an entire paycheck on souvenirs for my 2 year old daughter. The current over under is one Elmo stuffed animal, a t-shirt , a pennant and perhaps one of those giant overstuffed Big Bird fingers. Time will tell……The weather may say different, but it technically is golf season and the biggest tournament of the year is well under way in Augusta Georgia. The young sensation / prodigy Jordan Spieth is off to the early lead, can he hold onto it to win his third major in 5 tries?Finally, Sunday night in front of a nationally televised audience on Fox Sports 1 it will be two of the top heavyweight in the MMA world colliding. Junior Dos Santos is set to go one on one with the surprising Ben Rothwell who is on a five fight winning streak and looks for the biggest win of his career over Junior.Look for more coverage from this fight card later this weekend on neosportsinsiders.com A Cavs clinch? A Tribe Sweep? A young phenom continuing to dominate the golfing world? Who leaves the Browns front office next? Will a father have to file BK after a Saturday afternoon at the Elmo spectacular?The answers to these questions and more this weekend!You can contact Vince McKee on twitter at @VinceTheAuthor Related TopicsCleveland BrownsCleveland CavaliersCleveland IndiansElmoJordan SpiethNEO Sports Reportlast_img read more

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Sevilla’s president wants Copa final at Santiago Bernabeu too

first_img 12/02/2016 Pepe Castro indicated that there would be a meeting between the two finalists next week and the final venue would be decided quickly. “The first thing is to have a meeting with the Federation and i there is a problem, each one can act how they see fit. We want the final in a stadium with the biggest capacity and with the most comfort for our fans and it’s clear this is in Madrid.” Castro hinted this would be the Vicente Calderon if the Bernabeu does not happen. He has not spoken to Real Madrid yet, explaining: “I can’t talk about a Madrid negative because I don’t know yet, and I don’t know the certainty of it. If there is, we will see if there can be a solution.” Sevilla president Pepe Castro announced on Thursday his club have asked the RFEF for the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona to be played at the Santiago Bernabeu. Castro said “the choice was taken for the number of fans you can fit in the stadium” and hoped that Real Madrid would reconsider their decision not to let the final be hosted there. In any case, Castro also said he would not like the final to be held at Camp Nou.  Of the Camp Nou, he added: “It would make no sense for us as an away trip and for many other factors. I’m sure we will not play at the Camp Nou.”center_img CET Upd. at 18:31 Lluis Miguelsanzlast_img read more

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Patto masterclass seals it

first_imgBy Nick Creely VICTORIAN PREMIER CRICKET SEMI FINAL REVIEW Carlton must have nightmares every time Darren Pattinson lets the ball…[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

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Debating family violence

first_imgBy CASEY NEILL ‘THE Great Debate: Is Family Violence a Crime?’ is designed to get people talking. Organiser Linda Watson,…[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

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ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE: ROUND TWO TO PROVIDE FIRST QUARTER-FINAL POINTERS

first_imgDIVISION 3BRound 1: Lancashire 2-25 Fermanagh 1-11; Leitrim 1-9 Sligo 0-8Round 2: Feb 4: Leitrim v Lancashire; Cavan v Sligo.Round 3: Feb 18: Fermanagh v Leitrim; Lancashire v Cavan.Round 4: Feb 25: Sligo v Lancashire; Cavan v Fermanagh.Round 5: Mar 4:  Leitrim v Cavan; Fermanagh v SligoFinal: Mar 11print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email In Division 1, counties who win their first two games in 1A and 1B are well on their way to qualifying for the quarter-finals. Cork, Wexford and Clare (1A) and Galway, Offaly and Limerick (1B) all won their opening games. ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1A: EARLY PRESSURE ON TIPPERARY, WATERFORD AND KILKENNYSaturday (7.0): Tipperary v Waterford, Semple StadiumSunday (2.0): Kilkenny v Clare, Nowlan Park; Wexford v Cork, Innovate Wexford ParkIt’s early days in the new campaign but already the pressure is on Tipperary, Waterford and Kilkenny, who lost to Clare, Wexford and Cork respectively in the first round. Tipperary and Waterford meet in Semple Stadium on Saturday evening in what will be their first competitive clash since last year’s Allianz Hurling League when Tipperary won by six points in Round 2 in Walsh Park. A year earlier, Waterford beat Tipperary by a point in the Allianz Hurling League clash in Semple Stadium before losing heavily to the Premier County in the Munster final later that year.The winners of Wexford v Cork will be guaranteed at least a share of top spot after their respective first round wins last Sunday. It will the first Wexford-Cork Allianz Hurling League clash since the 2015 quarter-final which the Leesiders won by four points.Clare are looking for their third successive Allianz Hurling League win over Kilkenny. They beat the Cats by 13 points in Round 2 last year and by nine points in the 2016 semi-final. Kilkenny beat Clare by a point twice in the 2015 Allianz Hurling League (Round 5 and relegation play-off). Both games were in Nowlan Park. DIVISION 1BRound 1: Offaly 2-25 Dublin 1-15; Galway 1-19 Antrim 1-16; Limerick 1-25 Laois 0-18Round 2: Feb 3: Laois v Galway; Feb 4: Antrim v Dublin; Offaly v Limerick.Round 3: Feb 17: Laois v Antrim; Limerick v Dublin; Feb 18: Galway v Offaly.Round 4: Feb 25: Antrim v Limerick; Dublin v Galway; Offaly v Laois.Round 5: Mar 4: Galway v Limerick; Laois v Dublin; Offaly v Antrim.Relegation play-off: Mar 11QUARTER-FINALS: Mar 11: First 1A v Fourth 1B; Second 1A v Third 1B; Third 1A v Second 1B; Fourth 1A v First 1B.SEMI-FINALS: Mar 18FINAL: Mar 24 ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1B: OFFALY’S CONFIDENCE SOARS AFTER CROKE PARK VICTORYSaturday (7.0): Laois v Galway, O’Moore ParkSunday (2.0): Offaly v Limerick, Bord na Mona, O’Connor Park; Antrim v Dublin, Corrigan Park, BelfastOffaly produced one of the most eye-catching performances on the opening weekend, when beating Dublin by 13 points in Croke Park, which is a huge confidence-booster for their clash with Limerick – who beat Laois in the opening round – when the sides meet next Sunday. Offaly last beat Limerick in the Allianz Hurling League in 2015, losing consecutive meetings in 2016 and 2017.Dublin travel to Belfast to take on Antrim, who ran All-Ireland champions Galway to three points last Sunday. It will be second clash between the counties in a month, with Dublin having won a Walsh Cup tie by 4-16 to 0-17 in Parnell Park in early January.Laois host All-Ireland champions, Galway on Saturday night, having lost to the Tribesmen by 3-31 to 1-11 in last year’s Allianz Hurling League. ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 2B: HIGH-SCORING TRIO BID FOR SECOND WINSSunday: Donegal v Derry, Letterkenny, 12.30; Armagh v Mayo, Athletic Grounds, 2.0; Down v Wicklow, Ballycran, 2.0The three first round winners, Down, Mayo, Wicklow scored 8-53 between them while conceding only 3-35. It puts the pressure on Armagh, Derry and Donegal in next weekend’s second round where the clash of Down and Wicklow looks especially interesting. Wicklow beat Down by ten points last year.Mayo will fancy their chances against Armagh, who lost to Wicklow by 17 points last Sunday while Donegal and Derry will each be hoping to get off the mark after defeats last weekend. ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 3B: CAVAN HAVE FIRST OUTINGSunday: Leitrim v Lancashire, Ballinamore, 1.0; Cavan v Sligo, Kingspan Breffni Park, 2.0Cavan have their first outing of the campaign at home to Sligo, who lost to Leitrim last Sunday. The winners of Leitrim v Lancashire will move to the top of the table. ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 3A: MONAGHAN AND ROSCOMMON IN BID FOR TOP SPOTSaturday: Warwickshire v Longford, Pairc na hEireann, 1.0Sunday (2.0): Louth v Tyrone, Darver; Monaghan v Roscommon, InniskeenMonaghan and Roscommon, who beat Longford and Louth respectively in Round 1, meet in Inniskeen. Warwickshire, who had a fine win over Tyrone, will be attempting to boost their promotion hopes at home to Longford while Louth and Tyrone are looking for their first points. Venues and times subject to confirmation. ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 2A: FIRST ROUND WINNERS v FIRST ROUND LOSERSSaturday (1.0): London v Meath, McGovern Park, RuislipSunday: Westmeath v Kildare, TEG Cusack Park, 12.30; Kerry v Carlow, Tralee, 2.0Kerry, Meath and Westmeath, all of whom won last weekend, take on the three losing sides, opening up the possibility of a sizeable gap emerging after just two rounds. Meath, who came up from 2B this year, started the 2A campaign in fine style with a win over Kildare and will head for Ruislip to take on London on Saturday. London were well beaten by Kerry in the first round.Westmeath host Kildare, who beat them by five points in last year’s Allianz Hurling League while Kerry, who came down from 1B this year, will be at home to Carlow. DIVISION 3ARound 1: Roscommon 3-17 Louth 1-6; Warwickshire 3-16 Tyrone 2-14; Monaghan 0-16 Longford 0-12.Round 2: Feb 3: Warwickshire v Longford; Feb 4: Monaghan v Roscommon; Louth v Tyrone.Round 3:  Feb 18: Louth v Warwickshire; Roscommon v Longford; Monaghan v Tyrone.Round 4: Feb 25: Longford v Louth; Warwickshire v Monaghan; Tyrone v Roscommon.Round 5: Mar 4:  Roscommon v Warwickshire; Monaghan v Louth; Longford v TyroneFinal: Mar 11 DIVISION 2ARound 1:  Westmeath 0-19 Carlow 0-15; Meath 1-17 Kildare 0-17; Kerry 2-30 London 1-13.Round 2: Feb 3: London v Meath; Feb 4: Westmeath v Kildare; Kerry v CarlowRound 3: Feb 18: London v Carlow; Kildare v Kerry, Meath v Westmeath.Round 4: Feb 25: London v Westmeath; Kerry v Meath; Carlow v Kildare.Round 5: Mar 4: Westmeath v Kerry; Meath v Carlow; London v Kildare.Final: Mar 11 DIVISION 2BRound 1: Down 2-17 Derry 1-14; Mayo 2-16 Donegal 1-9; Wicklow 4-20 Armagh 1-12.Round 2: Feb 4: Donegal v Derry; Down v Wicklow; Armagh v Mayo.Round 3: Feb 18: Wicklow v Donegal; Derry v Mayo; Down v Armagh.Round 4: Feb 25: Derry v Armagh; Donegal v Down; Mayo v WicklowRound 5: Mar 4: Armagh v Donegal; Down v Mayo; Wicklow v DerryMar 11: Final With only five rounds in six-team groups in the Allianz Hurling League, the second series of games next weekend will have a crucial bearing on placings across all the divisions. ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE 2018: RESULTS & FIXTURESDIVISION 1ARound 1: Cork 1-24 Kilkenny 0-24; Wexford 2-20 Waterford 0-19; Clare 1-21 Tipperary 0-19.Round 2: Feb 3: Tipperary v Waterford; Feb 4: Kilkenny v Clare; Wexford v Cork.Round 3: Feb 17: Tipperary v Wexford; Feb 18: Clare v Cork; Waterford v Kilkenny.Round 4: Feb 25: Kilkenny v Tipperary; Cork v Waterford; Wexford v Clare.Round 5: Mar 4: Kilkenny v Wexford; Tipperary v Cork; Waterford v Clare.Relegation play-off: Mar 11last_img read more

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Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship – Preview

first_imgThe Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship starts on Thursday at 7 am at County Sligo Golf Club and there are four Galway men involved in the action. Ronan Mullarney is set to tee-off at 09:12 am, Eddie McCormack tees-off at 10:29 am, David Kitt is at 10:51 am, and Luke O’Neill starts at 11:35 am. Past winners of the competition include Padraig Harrington, Louis Oosthuizen and Gavin Moynihan. Golfing Union of Ireland’s Alan Kelly reports: Galway Golf Club’s Ronan Mullarney Ronan Mullarney and Eddie McCormack of Galway Golf Club, David Kitt of Athenry Golf Club and Luke O’Neill of Connemara Golf Club are all in the 135-man field. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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