Trib Bash 2020 is a real hot ticket this Christmas!

first_imgTickets for TRIB BASH 2020 in Letterkenny are being snapped up as the ideal Christmas present for music fans.The event will see four of the biggest and very best live tribute shows in Ireland and the UK take the stage under one roof in just one weekend!‘TRIB BASH’ comes to the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny on the 14th & 15th February 2020. Tickets are out now from the Clanree Hotel reception desk and online at Eventbrite. Trib Bash will showcase four of the most elite tribute shows touring the country and beyond at the moment which will include:• Queen (Qween), • Johnny Cash & June Carter (Cash Returns), • Abba (The Bjorn Identity) • Garth Brooks (Trevor Smith – Friends in Low Places) The weekend’s award winning lineup consists of four acts which are currently touring the nation and further afield and are blowing audiences away with their spectacular authentic shows. Each of the acts are without doubt the closest thing you will get to their original counterparts, each with live performances and vocals that will blow the most ardent of music fans away.Never under one roof in one weekend has a live music event like this taken place – being the first of it’s kind Trib Bash promises to be one of the most exciting music spectacles in 2020 which will cater for music fans of all genres.TRIB BASH 2020 LINE UPFRIDAY 14th FEBGarth Brooks: ‘Friends in Low Places’ Johnny Cash & June Carter: ‘Cash Returns’SATURDAY 15th FEBQueen: ‘Qween’ABBA: ‘The Bjorn Identity’ Both Trib Bash Single-day tickets (€30) and Weekend tickets (€50) are available now from the Clanree hotel reception desk and online at eventbrite:* All B&B weekend packages have now been sold out *Trib Bash 2020 is a real hot ticket this Christmas! was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:clanree hotelconcerteventstrib bashlast_img read more

Mandela deeds in motion

first_imgPupils from the Strathyre School for Girls enjoy story time at Pick n Pay head office. (Image: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory) “The marathon reflects, in a symbolic way, the gruelling marathon that Nelson Mandela had to run to lay the foundation for the democratic and free South Africa that we currently enjoy.” (Image: Two Oceans Marathon) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sello Hatang, Nelson Mandela Centre  of Memory   +27 11 547 5600 RELATED ARTICLES • Madiba’s life captured in art • Schools to benefit for Mandela Day • How does Mandela Day inspire you? • World to serenade Madiba • Madiba birthday song a group effort Cadine PillayRetail giant Pick n Pay has teamed up with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to start a book drive as part of their tribute to the former statesman ahead of his 94th birthday. The launch of the Mandela Day book drive was held in Kensington, Johannesburg, on 28 June.Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated annually on 18 July across the world, after it was proclaimed in 2009 by the UN as an occasion to celebrate Mandela’s life.  The book drive started on 1 July and will continue until the 17th , and Pick n Pay has set up book stands in their stores where members of the public can drop off books that they are donating as part of the campaign.  The books will be handed over to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on 18 July, after which they will be distributed to underprivileged schools around the country. People are encouraged to give books that are suitable for children of school-going age, as these will help set up libraries for them.‘Donate a book and build a future’The Mandela Day container library initiative is linked to the 94+ Schools infrastructure project – an initiative that honours his 94th birthday and legacy by promoting education, particularly for underprivileged schools.“Books open a door to a whole new world – through reading, children not only improve their grammar and vocabulary but also learn about people and places from other parts of the world,” said Bronwen Rohland, Pick n Pay’s director of marketing and sustainability, at the launch of the campaign.She added that books improve the understanding of and concern for all people, stressing how important it is for all children have access to books from a young age.“It is a privilege for Pick n Pay to be working together with the Nelson Mandela Foundation – let us not forget that Mr Mandela has spoken about how reading sustained and kept him and his fellow prisoners up to date with the rest of the world while they were imprisoned on Robben Island.”From the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory’s perspective, the campaign is seen as a move that should inspire more companies to do the same as Pick n Pay.“Just as we encourage youth to actively participate in Mandela Day, we also acknowledge the importance of literacy at a young age,” said Sello Hatang, spokesperson for the centre.“Just think, if every child could read, what power it would give to people and communities the world over. We would like to thank Pick n Pay for helping us drive more books to disadvantaged schools.”Hatang also had advice for donors: “If in doubt about what to donate, focus on story books you loved or that you know appeal to children.”Pupils to benefitMany South African schools lack basic facilities that are needed to make a library functional, and the container library project, a long-running initiative of Breadline Africa, aims to help solve this problem by providing nine container libraries.Although the target for 2012 was 20 containers, Hatang said through the initiative they had managed to secure funding for 10 containers so far.  An estimated 9 500 pupils in the some of the country’s poorest communities will benefit. For many of these schools, this will be the first time they will have access to a fully functioning library at their place of learning.Mandela once said: “That joy (of reading) has been mine all my life, and it is one I wish for all South Africans.”The book drive will see to it that children from poor communities too can experience that same joy of reading.Running in his honourWhile the subject of books reigned supreme in one province, in another, KwaZulu-Natal’s uMgungundlovu district municipality announced that it would host the Mandela Day Marathon to mark the 50th anniversary of Mandela’s arrest in the Midlands town of Howick in 1962.The inaugural 42.2km run will start in Pietermaritzburg, and will take place on 26 August 2012, and if the municipality has its way, will feature as a major event on the national and international calendars going forward.Mandela, then an active leader of Umkhonto weSizwe, the African National Congress’s (ANC) armed wing, was arrested on 5 August 1962 after being on the run from the police for over a year. The famous treason trial followed shortly afterwards, when several more of the ANC leaders had been rounded up by police officers around the country and charged.He was sentenced to life in prison in 1964, but spent 27 years behind bars before leading the ANC through negotiations with the then-ruling National Party, and subsequently becoming South Africa’s first democratically elected president after an all-inclusive election in 1994.The marathon will commence directly outside Manaye Hall in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg, where on 25 March 1961 Madiba gave his last speech prior to being captured on the road to Tweedie (a farm area in Howick) in August of the following year.“The marathon reflects, in a symbolic way, the gruelling marathon that Nelson Mandela had to run to lay the foundation for the democratic and free South Africa that we currently enjoy,” said uMgungundlovu mayor Yusuf Bhamjee.Runners will climb 540m during the first 15km before reaching the halfway point near Hilton and going on to the less challenging second half, which will take them through Cedara, Merrivale and into Howick to pass the Anglo-Boer war memorial.An associated 10km event will commence from this point and both races will continue out to pass Midmar Dam and thence to the new capture site museum in Tweedie.Reflecting on Mandela’s strugglesThe race is less about fast times and more about recognising and commemorating and gaining insight of the challenges and struggles that Madiba took on in the fight for freedom.“Through this marathon, we want to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, the discipline that meant spending 27 years in prison, because of an understanding of what he wanted to accomplish in the end,” said Bhamjee.He added that there was no better way to remember, honour and celebrate Mandela’s selflessness to the betterment of the entire world than to have this marathon, which is a qualifier for both the Comrades and Two Oceans marathons.Bhamjee explained that Mandela had a long history, not just with Pietermaritzburg, but with the district as a whole.The district manager for uMngungundlovu, Sbu Khuzwayo, said the city had made R1.5-million (US$181 350) available for the race and, of that amount, R253,000 ($30 600) was for prizes.Entries for the race, which are expected to be limited because this is the first event, will open on 18 July and close on 14 August.last_img read more

South Africa’s plan for a better future

first_imgSouth Africa’s National Development Plan, a blueprint for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in the country by 2030, was presented to President Jacob Zuma by National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel during a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.‘We say to one another: I cannot be without you, without you this South African community is an incomplete community, without one single person, without one single group, without the region or the continent, we are not the best that we can be’ – from South Africa’s National Development Plan (Photo: South African Government, via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)Brand South Africa reporter South Africa’s National Development Plan seeks to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030 by drawing on the energies of the the country’s people, growing an inclusive economy, enhancing the capacity of the state, and promoting leadership and partnerships throughout society.Following months of public consultation and revision, the National Development Plan 2030 was handed over to President Jacob Zuma by the chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Minister Trevor Manuel, during a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday.The commission released a draft of the plan in November, following this up with six months of nationwide public consultation. The revised document, entitled “Our future – make it work”, takes into account inputs received from South Africans from all walks of life, as well as business, labour, government departments, the nine provinces, and state-owned enterprises and agencies.The Cabinet will now consider the plan before making an announcement on its implementation.NDP 2030: Our future – make it work “This is a historic occasion,” Manuel told Parliament on Wednesday. “This plan is the product of thousands of inputs and perspectives of South Africans. It is a plan for a better future, a future in which no person lives in poverty, where no one goes hungry, where there is work for all.”He said the plan was about the actions that all South Africans should take to secure the future chartered in the country’s Constitution.Eliminating poverty, reducing inequalityThe plan focuses on the elimination of poverty – reducing the proportion of households with a monthly income below R419 per person from 39 percent to zero – and reduction of inequality in South Africa.Other goals include increasing employment from 13-million in 2010 to 24-million by 2030; broadening the country’s ownership of assets to historically disadvantaged groups; ensuring that all children have at least two years of pre-school education and that all children can read and write by grade 3; providing affordable access to healthcare; and ensuring effective public transport.Manuel said that, during the consultation process, it emerged that there was an incredible amount of goodwill that needed to be tapped into.However, there were problems in the country that needed strong leadership, such as joblessness, children who could not read or count, services that did not function, and public officials that were uncaring.Interventions for a better futureThe plan emphasises the need for a strategy to address poverty and its impacts by broadening access to employment, strengthening the social wage, improving public transport and raising rural incomes.It also outlines the steps that need to be taken by the state to professionalise the public service, strengthen accountability, improve coordination and prosecute corruption.It calls for private investment to be boosted in labour-intensive areas, competitiveness and exports. It also stresses the need for jobs to be located where people live, for informal settlements to be upgraded, and for housing market gaps to be closed.The plan suggests that public infrastructure investment be set at 10 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).It says that crime can be reduced by strengthening the criminal justice system and improving community environments, and that National Health Insurance should be phased in with a focus on upgrading public health facilities, producing more health professionals, and reducing the relative cost of private healthcare.‘Doing things differently’“Progress over the next two decades means doing things differently,” the plan states, setting out six interlinked priorities:Uniting all South Africans around a common programme to achieve prosperity and equity.Promoting active citizenry to strengthen development, democracy and accountability.Bringing about faster economic growth, higher investment and greater labour absorption.Focusing on key capabilities of people and the state.Building a capable and developmental state.Encouraging strong leadership throughout society to work together to solve problems.While achieving of these objectives will require progress on a broad front, the plan states, “three priorities stand out”:Raising employment through faster economic growth.Improving the quality of education, skills development and innovation.Building the capability of the state to play a developmental, transformative role.Removing structural impediments“A sustainable increase in employment will require a faster-growing economy and the removal of structural impediments, such as poor-quality education or spatial settlement patterns that exclude the majority,” the plan argues. “These are essential to achieving higher rates of investment and competitiveness, and expanding production and exports.”At the same time, the plan stresses the need for business, labour, communities and the government to work together to achieve faster economic growth.“Social cohesion needs to anchor the strategy. If South Africa registers progress in deracialising ownership and control of the economy without reducing poverty and inequality, transformation will be superficial.“Similarly, if poverty and inequality are reduced without demonstrably changed ownership patterns, the country’s progress will be turbulent and tenuous.”Manuel said the methodology used in the plan “was to set overarching objectives, to set key targets for various sectors, and to make recommendations on how these targets can be achieved.”Linkages between goalsHe also noted that there were linkages between the goals in the plan.“Better quality schooling will make it easier for young people to access the labour market. But it also enables workers to improve their productivity, to learn faster on the job and to raise their incomes and living standards.”He added that good public transport would help people search for work over a wider area, and help get them to work faster and more cheaply, but it would also enable people to live fuller lives with more family and recreation time.Manuel said the National Planning Commission would now turn its attention to mobilising society to support the plan and conducting research on critical issues affecting long-term development, and advise the government and its social partners on the implementation of the plan.The African National Congress (ANC) welcomed the plan and commended the Commission for the work it had done. The Democratic Alliance (DA) also welcomed the plan, saying it hoped the government would align its programmes to the goals contained in it.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Cover crops garnering more interest in western Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week, area agriculturalists met at the St. Mary’s Township House and discuss cover crops after winter to prepare for spring planting season. Extension agents from Shelby, Auglaize and Mercer Counties, along with VanTilburg Farms, Inc. were represented at the meeting to discuss varieties of cover crop seeds to plant, the mixes, when they grow and what to do now after winter to prepare for spring planting season.Matt VanTilburg with VanTilburg Farms, Inc. discussed a wide variety of cover crops, including management during the spring, preparing for planting the crops, and year-round tips for effective cover crop usage. Pictures were displayed of the cover crops planted at the Brown farm last fall in 2014 and their progress that very day, based on how they withstood the winter. John Smith, retired Auglaize County Extension agent also made an appearance as he assisted with the previous cover crop field day last fall, when they were planted and discussed, prior to his retirement.Sessions were held at 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30, with the greatest attendance session starting at 2:30. The township house was so crowded with such a vast turnout of area farmers, the air conditioner had to be used even with the chilly weather outside. Denny Riethman with Mercer County and Jeff Stachler, the new Extension Agent for Auglaize County, also aided and answered questions throughout the day.Cover crop termination was a major focal with preparing for spring planting season. Many varieties like oats, radishes and buckwheat will be killed naturally by the weather (called winter-kill). While some other varieties are a bit more persistent like cereal rye or annual grass, which need to be terminated with tillage practices, a roller crimper or herbicides. Timing is also an important factor to be considered when deciding the next crop to plant and all determinations are factored into the year-round process of what to plant and when.Cover crops along with the different mixes are an immense asset as they increase the water infiltration rate, biologic activity, water holding capacity and also decreasing erosion and run-off. Implementing them with your standard crops will help to increase production while also utilizing conservation practices. Handouts from the session cover more information, while also providing input on a variety of cover crop tips. To learn more, contact local Extension offices or VanTilburg Farms, Inc.last_img read more

San Diego Sees 100% Renewables Ahead

first_imgSan Diego has committed itself to a renewable energy future by 2035 with a legally binding ordinance that has been years in the making. The ordinance puts the city at the forefront of national efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Led by a Republican governor, the City Council voted unanimously on December 15 in favor of a Climate Action Plan that includes the transition to renewable energy, The New York Times reported, even though some of the details have yet to be worked out.The intent is to have all electricity used in the city to come from renewable sources by 2035. Nicole Capretz, executive director of the Climate Action Campaign, said there are separate goals for transportation, which do not require 100% clean energy fuel, as the city seeks sharp reductions in its greenhouse gas emissions.Mayor Kevin Faulconer pitched the plan to the city’s conservative business interests by saying that it would help the economy and create jobs, but said that the plan was not a partisan issue. “It’s the right thing to do,” he said.Capretz, who worked on an earlier draft of the proposal, said that the city council was responding to the call of the Paris climate accord. “It’s up to cities to blaze new trails,” she said. “We’re just laying out the pathway for how to get these massive reductions worldwide.”Capretz said that she expects that much of the city’s renewable energy would come from photovoltaic installations, “a lot of homegrown solar on rooftops and parking lots.”California already has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. City plan spells out goalsWhile some details have yet to take shape, an article in the The San Diego Union-Tribune lists a number of climate plan benchmarks, including a reduction in vehicle trips in designated transit areas by 20% in five years and 50% in 20 years, a boost in the urban tree canopy, more recycling, and an increase in zero-emission vehicles in the city government’s fleet to 90% in two decades.The Climate Action Plan foresees a number of benefits from the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including:Advances in clean technology industries, such as renewable energy, information technology, and waste management.Revitalizing “pedestrian friendly neighborhoods.”Improving city transportation options.Creating well-paying jobs in high-growth green industries.Making communities that are resilient to climate change.“The potential impacts of a changing climate — higher seasonal temperatures, worsening air quality, diminished water supplies, disruption of agricultural cycles — have great consequences not only for the built and natural environment, but also for the community’s health and economic vitality,” the plan says. “However, since we directly and indirectly influence the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), the major cause of climate change, we are uniquely positioned to respond.”According to the Union-Tribune, environmental groups and the state attorney general could file lawsuits forcing the city to comply if it fails to follow through.“The most controversial decision could be whether to implement community choice aggregation, or CCA, a program that would take control away from the local electric utility when deciding how much renewable energy a city uses,” the newspaper reported.“However, when it comes to meeting San Diego’s transportation goals, elected officials may face an even more complicated puzzle,” the article continued. “With vehicle emissions representing more than half of the city’s greenhouse gases, the newly minted Climate Action Plan will fail if residents don’t significantly cut back on the number of miles they drive.”last_img read more

OutBound Conference – Atlanta 2017

first_imgA few years ago, while I was sitting in a sales kickoff meeting and waiting to speak, I was struck with an idea. I looked around the room, and saw 500 people enjoying great speakers and excellent content. That is a lot of salespeople, but I couldn’t help but think about all the salespeople who had never been to a sales kickoff meeting.At that point, I went to the web and bought I called the people in my mastermind group, and we scheduled the first VSK. Over 2,500 people attended that first VSK in 2015. In 2016, 5,400 people attended, and over 10,000 watched that year’s kickoff. This year, 7,400 people signed up, and I have no idea how many attended.Around the middle of last year, I had another idea. There are all kinds of conferences, but there isn’t one on outbound prospecting, which is still the fastest way to create new opportunities. I called Jeb Blount and pitched him. He was difficult to restrain, calling it “genius.” I called Mike Weinberg and Mark Hunter, both of whom agreed that it was not only a good idea, but “necessary.”All of us agree that too little attention is being paid to prospecting and pipelines. There is too much waiting, and salespeople need more help creating opportunities. So, OutBound was born.The very first OutBound Conference is being held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia on April 13th, 2017. The all-day event starts at 8:30 AM and ends at 4:45 PM.The morning will consist of four keynote speeches, all centered around the themes of Prospecting, Pipeline, and Productivity. These are the speeches that we give to the private companies that hire us to speak. The afternoon sessions will include five workshops, including one by our special guest, Laura Madison.I want you to join us at OutBound Atlanta. Go to to register you and your team.OutBound Atlanta is sponsored by Cirrus Insight. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Incheon Asian Games Day 1: India’s shooting, badminton teams shine, weightlifters off to disappointing start

first_imgJitu Rai celebrates with his coach Mohinder Lal after winning the gold in the 50m Pistol Men’s event at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range on Saturday. Photo: APIndia’s Jitu Rai on Saturday emerged champion in the men’s 50 metre pistol event to give the country its first gold medal from the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range while Indian badminton women’s team entered the quarterfinal after thrashing Macau 3-0 in their pre-quarterfinal tie at the Gyeyang Gymnasium.Jitu Rai’s gold was India’s second medal of the day from the shooting ranges. Shweta Chaudhry had won the bronze, the first medal for India from Incheon, in the 10m air pistol event earlier in the day.The World No. 5, who won the World Championship silver medal earlier this month to book the Olympic berth, shot a total of 186.2 in what was a rollercoaster final round. He had fired 559 in the qualification round to finish seventh and make the cut for the finals.The silver medal went to Vietnam’s Hoang Phuong Nguyen with a final score of 183.4 while China’s Wang Zhiwei settled for the bronze with a tally of 165.6.For the Indian Army shooter, 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, it was a bumpy ride to the gold medal. Starting at seventh place in the final round, he jumped to fourth and again dropped to sixth before making a tremendous recovery to clinch the gold medal.Among other Indians in fray, Om Prakash and Omkar Singh failed to qualify for the final round finishing 10th and 16th respectively. Om shot 555 while Omkar had a score of 551.advertisementThe Indian team comprising, Rai, Om and Omkar, finished fourth and missed the team bronze by five points. The team gold was won by Chinese trio Pang Wei, Pu Qifeng and Zhiwei with a total score of 1,692.In badminton, India’s singles stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu had comfortable victories while doubles pair of N. Sikky Reddy and Pradnya Gadre won convincingly in the third match of the tie.London Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina set the ball rolling for her team as she thrashed Wong kit Leng 21-6, 21-4. World No. 7 Saina, who came into the tournament, trained under Vimal Kumar at the Prakash Padukone Academy in Bangalore. She took 31 minutes to win the match over an inexperienced Kit Leng.Next up, double World Championships bronze medal winner and an in-form Sindhu completely dominated U Teng Lok 21-8, 21-9 to wrap up her match in 36 minutes.The doubles pair of Sikky-Pradnya defeated Zhibo Zhang-Rong Wang 21-16, 21-17. The Indian pair initially took time to adjust to get the momentum going in their favour and afterwards it was easy for them as they won in 45 minutes.Women’s team next plays a tough match against Thailand, who will be spearheaded by former world champion Ratchanok Intanon.The Indian men’s badminton team, however, lost to South Korea 0-3 in the pre-quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here on Saturday.Doubles pair of B. Sumeeth Reddy-Manu Attri, Kidambi Srikanth and recently-crowned Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, all lost their matches against the host nation.Srikanth, up against world No.7 Son Wan-ho, lost his match 14-21, 8-21 while the team of Reddy-Attri found the going hard against world No.1 pair of Yoo Yeon Seong-Lee Yong Dae, losing 12-21, 9-21 in an encounter which lasted just 35 minutes.The onus of keeping India in contention fell to world No.28 Kashyap, but the 28-year-old was stunned by world No.62 Lee Hyun Il.In weightlifting, India started their campaign on a dismal note as all three of them who took the field today finished in the bottom half of the table in their respective weight categories in both men’s and women’s divisions.In Women’s 48kg category, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu — the gold and silver medallist of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games — came a cropper by finishing tenth and ninth respectively in a field of 13 weightlifters.Another Commonwealth gold medallist Sukhen Dey, meanwhile, finished a lowly 12th in men’s 56kg category out of 14 lifters. Placed in Group B of men’s 56kg, where six lifters competed, Sukhen ended at fifth place with a total of 242kg (106+136).Kazakhstan’s Margarita Yelisseyeva ran away with the gold in women’s 48kg category with an effort 194kg (88+106), while Sri Wahyuni Agustiani of Indonesia settled for a silver with a lift of 187kg (80+107) and Togoeva Mahliyo of Uzbekistan bagged a bronze with a total of 187 (81+106).In men’s 56kg, North Korea’s Om Yun Chol won the gold with a total of 298kg, which is now the new Asian Games record. He lifted 128kg in snatch before a world record 170kg effort in clean and jerk.Thach Kim Tua of Vietnam (total of 294kg) pocketed a silver and China’s Wu Jingbiao (288kg) finished with a bronze.advertisementIn Wushu, India’s Sanathoi Devi Yumnam reached quarterfinals after beating Mubarak Kamalova of Uzbekistan in Women’s Sanda -52kg. Ghosal Saurav defeated Alsaraj Ahmad Khaleel Ahmad of Jordan 11-2, 11-4, 11-3 to enter quarterfinals of Men’s Singles event.Dipika Pallikal defeated Jinyue Gu of China 11-6, 10-12, 11-6, 11-4 to enter quarterfinals of Women’s Singles event and Joshana Chinappa defeated South Korea’s Song Sunmi 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 to enter quarterfinals of Women’s Singles event.In volleyball, India defeated Hong Kong 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 in Men’s Preliminary Round – Group C match, and in basketball, India beat Palestine 89-49 in the Men’s Qualifying Round Group B Match.On Sunday, the events to take place are 10m Air Pistol Men’s Team Finals, Trap men’s Team Finals, Swimming, Water polo, Basketball, Cycling, football, gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Rowing, Tennis, Shooting, Squash, Volleyball and Weightlifting.last_img read more