Barcelona, June 2: The Argentine national football team on Saturday trained at FC Barcelona’s sports city, in a session that combined physical exercise with ball training. The session was led by coach Jorge Sampaoli and included all 23 players of the squad. Midfielder Paulo Dybala, in a statement published by the Argentine Football Association, said the team is very happy to train in Barcelona, the professional home of Argentina star Lionel Messi. With just two weeks left until Argentina’s opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Iceland, Dybala said his team is focused on what is coming and on giving their all in every training session. The Juventus player also highlighted the quality of Barcelona’s facilities, saying that the training camp is being held under optimal conditions. The team is set to train again on Sunday in the same facilities. IANS
New Delhi: Asian Games gold medal-winning wrestler Bajrang Punia, women’s hockey player Rani Rampal, Test cricketer Rishabh Pant and pistol prodigy Manu Bhaker won this year’s Delhi Sports Journalists Association’s (DSJA) Best Sportspersons awards here Thursday. The awards were presented by Indian Olympic Association and world hockey body (FIH) president Narinder Batra. While Bajrang and Rishabh won the award among men, Rani and Manu were conferred the recognition in the female category.”It is very inspiring when sports journalists give such awards,” said Bajrang, adding that the award would inspire him to work harder in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Cricketer Pant echoed a similar sentiment. highlights Rishabh Pant, Bajrang Punia, and other sports personalities win DSJA awards.Bajrang and Rishabh won the award among men.Rani and Manu have conferred recognition in the female category. “I can never forget how many Delhi sports journalists encouraged me from my early days,” said Pant about the support he received from the media during his junior cricketing days. Manu’s award was received by her father as the ace shooter is currently representing the country at the Asian Air Gun Championship in Chinese Taipei. Besides, Jaspal Rana (shooting) and Tarak Sinha (cricket) were conferred with the best coaches award. Rishabh, a product of Tarak Sinha’s Sonnet Club, collected the award on behalf of his coach.The function was attended by a galaxy of sportspersons, with International Olympic Committee member Randhir Singh, hockey Olympians Harbinder Singh, Jagbir Singh and Zafar Iqbal, trap shooter Moraad Ali Khan and JK Tyre Motor Sports Head Sanjay Sharma presenting the awards to the winners. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Brand South Africa and Lesedi FM hosted a dialogue in Kroonstaad, Free State where measures to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence against women and children in the province, and in South Africa as a whole, were discussed.The dialogue was attended by the community and broadcast live on Lesedi FM
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Beijing Olympics gold medalist and ace shooter Abhinav Bindra today accepted the offer of the Indian Olympic Association to become India’s Goodwill Ambassador for the Rio Olympics.Request every Indian citizen to whole heartedly support the INDIAN OLYMPIC TEAM #rio2016 #Indianolympicteam #indianolympiansarechampionsAbhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) April 29, 2016The IOA had stirred up a controversy last Sunday when they named Salman Khan as a Goodwill Ambassador . Many sports personalities had slammed the move and questioned the timing of the appointment. Salman’s movie ‘Sultan’, based on wrestling is due for release soon.The IOA had meanwhile also approached batting legend Sachin Tendulkar to be Goodwill Ambassador but the former India cricketer has not responded yet.Bindra accepted the IOA’s invitation and said it would be an honour to take up the role.”Received a letter this afternoon from the President and Secretary General of the IOA inviting me to be a goodwill ambassador. I am humbled that they thought I am worthy enough for this honour. I respectfully accept this with gratitude,” Bindra tweeted today.Bindra said that his effort would be to do well in the Olympics but added that he would write a letter to every member of the Indian contingent and offer them any assistance they might need.pic.twitter.com/uhNLtmynv0Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) April 29, 2016
By far the event that will take up most of the mind space of Indians is the general election. That political Kumbh will most likely take place around April-May. Recent assembly election results have added vim to the Opposition ranks.There are a few assembly elections that are likely to be held with Lok Sabha one — Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha and Sikkim.And here are some other events that will keep us glued to our seats. Events that will mark our spiritual, cultural and sporting calendar.JANUARY15: One of the largest religious events in the world starts. According to authorities nearly 15 crore devotees are likely to attend the Ardha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. Kumbh Mela is held once in every 3 years. (Photo: Reuters)22-25: The annual huddle of the global who’s who will take place in the Swiss resort town of Davos. Outcomes are irrelevant as leaders from business, politics and entertainment come together to shake hands and air-kiss.FEBRUARY1: Union budget. What goodies will Arun Jaitley shower on voters in an election year? (File Photo: PTI)18: International Court of Justice to hear former India naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case18-27: Taj Mahotsav — the festival in Agra will showcase Indian culture and traditions. (Photo: tajmahotsav.org)Jashn-E-Rekhta: The dates for this festival that celebrates Urdu culture and language are yet to be decided; but likely sometime in February, in Delhi.MARCH1-7: Hundreds of yoga practitioners and enthusiasts are likely to reach Rishikesh for the International Yoga Festival.advertisement Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in a mass yoga event on 3rd International Day of Yoga in 2017. (Photo: PTI)6: The four-day Goa carnival — which usually starts on Lent — is particularly big in Goa. Sabado Gordo, Fat Saturday, starts it off with elaborate parades, and the revelry continues with street parties, concerts and general merrymaking.8: All eyes will be focused on Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel. It would be fun to watch whether Brie Larson is able to pull off the strongest character (yet) of the Marvel Universe. Captain Marvel. (Photo: IMDb)29: Britain will disconnect from the European Union, severing a nearly four-decade old union. Trade, travel and diplomatic ties are going to see an upheaval.APRILFor all the Jon Snow and Daenarys fans out there, to everyone’s excitement and dismay, the final season of Game of Thrones will be coming out in April. So buckle up for the fight between Fire and Ice. The dates are yet to be announced. (Photo: IMDb)30: Emperor Akihito of Japan leaves the throne, the first to do so in 200 years.MAYMay 30-July 14: For cricket fans, which means nearly the whole country, will be glued to their TV sets as the curtain goes up on the cricket World Cup. Ten teams will play in the 12th edition of the tournament to be held in England and Wales. Can India win it once again?JUNE1: Pop lovers of a certain vintage will jump up with joy; Spice Girls start their reunion tour; but sorry no Victoria alias Posh Spice.June 7-July 7: France will be host to the 52 matches which will determine the winner of the eighth edition of women’s football World Cup.28: G20 summit in Osaka. With the US and China sparring over a number of issues, the summit will draw a lot of attentionSEPTEMBERSeptember 20-November 2: The 9th edition of the Men’s Rugby World Cup (rugby union) is scheduled to be held in Japan.23: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will convene the UN 2019 Climate Summit. The theme will be ‘A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win’.OCTOBERAgent Running in the Field is released. Will master spy writer John le Carre spin another intellectual thriller? (Photo: Penguin Books)NOVEMBER12: Kartarpur Corridor opens on Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversaryDECEMBERIf all goes well, the month will see Isro launch its first unmanned space mission (Photo: PTI)
188 Teams will make the annual pilgrimage to Tuffins Lane in Port Macquarie 1-3 December 2006 for the 30th New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) State Cup. The 2006 NSWTA State Cup will be contested across 15 divisions with entries received from 53 affiliates State wide.This year sees the Men’s and Women’s 20 Years Divisions return to the tournament schedule.A Division Two section in the respective Men’s and Women’s Open will be contested for the first time in the 30 year history of the esteemed event which combines the best of competitive and social atmospheres the sport has to offer. Over 230 Referees will be travelling to Port Macquarie to officiate in 552 games over three days of fast and furious action.The showcase event has a rich and proud history and is Australia’s biggest and most popular adult Touch tournament of its kind.To ensure the tournament runs smoothly, NSWTA Staff will be supported by the Port Macquarie Volunteers Organisation, and additional NSW Touch volunteers.Pool games commence at 9.00am on Friday 1 December and recommence at 8.00am on Saturday 2 December, with Quarter finals commencing on Sunday 3 December at 8.35am. The Tournament will culminate with the State Cup Grand Finals across all divisions on Sunday afternoon.The premier Women’s Open Division final is at 3.25pm, whilst the Men’s Finalists will tap off on field one at 4.10pm to battle it out for the State Cup crown.For further information and contact details please click on the link to NSWTA website www.nswtouch.com.au and follow the links to the State Cup.
APTN National NewsResidents of Long Plain First Nation are reeling after an RCMP officer shot an arm in the community who was armed with a baseball bat.The man is recovering from the gunshot wound in a Winnipeg hospital.Regina police are investigating the incident.APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson has this story.